Saturday, September 24, 2011

Life's a Beach in Photo Shop

Well it's a wet Saturday afternoon in Sydney town.  I've locked myself into the media room in attempt to get some peace.  But it's not happening.  I've just sorted out a kiddo fight and I have to tell you it's doing my head in.  When Mr Beach House rang me earlier in the day I said 'I'm going out as soon as you get home'.  He was OK with that, but the movie I was going to escape to, is a drive accross town.  So I am still here.

Entertaining myself with a little photo editing.  I love the edgy tones you can get with the Picnik program.   The little shade circles emanating from the crucifix are interesting.....probably the glass dome, but who knows....we need some divine intervention around here.  As the world goes to hell in a hand basket financially this weekend....boat building has never been slower.  But there is one upside this week, I can literally pull my belt in tighter.  To say I was mildly disgusted with the lactic overload that my body experienced on last week's little skiing trip is putting it very mildly.  I have decided I need to loose at least 10 kilos before next years trip.  I have gone a bit radical and given up the booze, chocolate and am consuming a few less carbs and low and behold I seem a little more svelte by the end of this week.  It's only a start, but watch this space, as I really do feel it's now or never.

I know what my problem is, have done for years. I am very scared of being hungry, but I am feeling the fear and doing it anyway. What have I got to lose except a spare tyre or two?

On another bright note, this is Mr Beach House's bouquet of the week. He assures me it was the budget pack. Not sure what he means by that, except that they might only last a few days, but he is sweet to bring them to me after ten years of marriage. If only I could get my kids to smarten up a little, things would be rosy. I do love them so very much.....not sure if my standards are too high, but there are going to be a few changes around here next week. It's school holidays, so let see how we go!!!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.  Oh and by the way I've got the facebook like button going on over in my side bar.  I'm conducting an experiment for about a week and if no one hits it, I'll take it down.  I know it's complete hassle cause you have to sign in but hit it if you care to.  I'll understand if you don't though as I rarely do.


  1. I have put off doing fancy photo editing. I'm a bit clumsy. I've had a less than perfect week myself. Hope you get thru yours in triumph. It sure is easy to put on the pounds but what a headache it is to lose them. I'm on a treadmill when it comes to that.

  2. I know what you mean about the weight issue. Isn't it a drag?? I have been trying quite hard myself, but after three weeks, things have gone a bit haywire..I need to get back on track, but seemed to have lost interest. It is cold and miserable here too this afternoon, and I have just put on a curry and I am having a glass of wine reading blogs. Hope your weekend picks up. Have a good one! Leahxx

  3. After almost 2 weeks on of not blogging I've finally found five minutes to catch up on my favourites.
    I can relate to what you're saying about the diet and need to sheds some pounds too.
    Let's compare notes!
    Hope you got to the movies for some R&R.

  4. Well, talking diets - I lost 14kg in about 4 months last year, after having my daughter. I did it with a combination of Optifast shakes for morning and/or lunch, sashimi for lunch, and pretty much no carbs at all. However I refused to give up alcohol and coffee as they are my two favourites and just included them in my daily calorie count. And it worked a treat, because I stuck with it and got down to a size 6 from a 14. I used an app on my iphone called Fitness Pal which helped me count and track calories and was the best thing for keeping me accountable and in control because while you think you're not eating much, it all adds up and before you know it you're well over your daily limit. This helped me be strict and disciplined and it sure worked. Good Luck!


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