Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm back from outta space, da da, seriously, hi!

It has been so busy since I left for Hawaii and since I have been back...serioulsy flat out. I bet you are wondering how it was? Well, not a bad spot, something for everyone. Liked Waikiki...quite cool. Maui....ummm, might need to go back and check out Hana Road and the volcano. Liked Kapalua, particilary the Ritz...liked that a lot! Whales were cool too....did you know that no one has ever seen 2 hump back whales mate??? Like ever!!!! That blew me away, it todays world of wildlife documentaries for africa (translation: a lot) etc, and still, these guys remain as elusive as ever. Good on them I say....
US now verrrrrryyyyy expensive with weak kiwi $! I don't convert when I am travelling, no point really...but I did feel a little sick @ NZ$8 for a frappaccino from Starbucks. But not sick enough to pass up on another vanilla bean frappaccino (there were at leat 3, maybe even 4!), which I have to say was mighttttyyyy fine.
So yes, i not only love starbucks (sorry...I hope that doesn't end some of our blossoming relationships) but worse, I fell off the weight wagon and consumed empty calories. But I didn't bring any that is good!

So....back to it....


Went for a run after work....nearly not bad after a week of nothing. Although I did A LOT of walking in Hawaii and Sydney.


So what's new...

Let's talk Oscars...

Congrats Heath, where ever you. x rock! Good on, did wonder about the dress choice though. Sorry...I know, it your moment of glory....but, yeah, I will leave it at that.
SJP - bring it home baby...loving the dress, where did those boobies come from???
Angelina...not a fan...but those earings were a nice touch.
Elle darling, what happened???
Jessica Biel, 2 dresses, 2 winners...I wouldn't have been able to choose either... invite got lost, have you changed my address yet??
I have no idea who you are Garcelle Beauvais or Tia Carrere, but loving your dress choices.
And last but not least...Victoria, Kate and Eva...there is so a spot for a 4th BFF in there! Call me, we'll do lunch....or coffee, if food is a know, water is fine too. Seriously, I'll work with you, let's catch up...yes?

And on too the other side of the ditch, I had a quick look at London Fashion Week....and who the hell is Qasimi and why have I never heard of them...have I been living under a rock! OMG, their stuff is amazing....Yasmin le Bon totally rocked that dress.

Congrats Mel C....and welcome little Scarlett. You are looking amazing...just fabulous.

You MUST, MUST, MUST go and see "He's just not that into you!"
Priceless...adored it. Even though I was with a girlfreind who is in a similiar situation (I believe) and she cannot see it. Nothing, nada, niks!
Great movie though...gather your gal pals and go see it.
Kate, Victoria and Eva...I'm keen to see it again if you are?

Ok, enough crap for one night...

Kiss kiss love love

Friday, February 13, 2009

Well, I leave for Hawaii today...and although every man and his dog is excited and would love to swap places with me...I still can't muster up any excitement as it is going to take me 20 hours to get to a place that should only have taken 7!

So instead of landing up in Europe (which also takes 20 hours), I am actually on an island not too far from NZ! Crazy...

Why you ask???

Why indeed....

Well, the direct Air New Zealand flights were full so now I am going to Sydney (3hours - so in effect backtracking), waiting 4 hours for a connecting flight, then in the air for 10 hours to Honolulu (recovering miles I had only flown a mere 4 hours before). Then I wait for 3 hours for a connecting flight to Maui (Paradise I hope)...only to have to pick up a car and DRIVE ON THE WRONG SIDE of the road, after no sleep, for another 40 minutes!


But that is what I get to do today....still want to swap?

No? ...didn't think so.

But I have packed in my sneakers...still have my wasitline to consider...ever thought I am on US soil and we all know what that means...Yes, I'll SUPER SIZE that, thanks for asking!

Will keep you posted...if I make it and don't land up in some arse end of the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Well, the good news is that it appears the longer you deprive yourself, the easier it gets! That whole size 0 concept makes a lot more sense to me now...they have all forgotten how to eat!
I have a friend that has lost an enormous amount of weight and looks AMAZING (note to the girls: boys that lose weight are also never happy - that 1 or 2 kgs eludes them too!).
Anyways, he was saying that over eating is like Alcoholism....our alcohol is the pies, cakes, pastries, cheeses, ..... (fill your poison in here) all the yummy stuff really...and as 'overeaters', we just can't go there.
Like ever.
Just like an alcoholic, you can't just have a little, it has to be culled completely.
Sooooooooooooooooo depressing....but I can see a little truth in that. Is a little ever enough?


I leave for Hawai'i on a business trip on Friday that will be interesting....will keep you posted. On the eating and Hawai'i...

Cute stuff...
My BFF is pregnant and due in June. I wanted to get her something really special and as the universe always provides, I found a flyer - that's right...found it - in some recycling I was putting away at work and it attracted me. I am so glad that it did because I received my package today and it is cuter than cute!
It's a scrapbook and box and truly the perfect gift.
Check out
My Story from Parents Inc if you are looking for the 'bestest' gift EVER!

Team Universe...
Every morning when I get into work, I have an email from the Universe waiting for me.
Although it's actually from
The Adventurers Club and I love it!
Always puts a smile on my face...get your self signed up, it will make you smile too.
Gala Darling for that little awesome kiwi chic done good...secretly hate her a little because she lives in New York...but she's too lovely not to adore.)

Right team, over and out!

PS Off to carry on writing my book....over 50,000 words at the moment and excited as hell! Nearly there all you potential readers, nearly there!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tonight I had a work function....with drinks and nibbles! I kind of knew I wasn't going to be able pass up on the drinks (there was Pimm's) but I did have some enourmous will power when the canapes were doing to rounds...even with the chicken, even with the spinach and feta pies, even with the fried squid...but I did have a piece of sushi (woo hoo, lets the party poppers off, 1 piece of sushi!).
Only day 2 and I feel like I have been deprived for a lifetime and should at least be a size 10....'ish!

But, I stayed the course and thiness in all it's loveliness will prevail.

Yeah baby....

Monday, February 09, 2009

I'm still partially in shock over the weighing incident. Hopefully it stays that way and I can remain utterly focused on being slim, slender and SEXXXXYYYYY! Everything about you so sexxxxxxyyyyyy....Oops! Sorry...sidetracking...Ok, so, hopefully the shock keeps me focused so that I don't get tempted by lovely pastries, yummy chais, delicious chocolate or anything really that I can successfully chew and swallow!

And thank you to my audience for already, on day 1, keeping me on the straight or should I say, keeping me on the skinny and narrow. It is a lot better having an audience witnessing your potential weightloss...when the alarm went off this morning at 6.30am...I was sooooooo tempted to roll over and go back to sleep. But I would have been too embarrased to admit to y'all that I had already got slack ON THE FIRST DAY! So, I dragged my arse out of bed and went for the walk and this is the part that kills wasn't actually bad, almost bordering on pleasant.

So why is it so bloody hard to convince myself to do it!!!!

Anyone, anyone? Anyone with an answer? Anyone? Anyone?


Ok, moving on...oh, no, not yet, one more thing...had no sugar in my tea (really yum), no butter on my bread (even yummier) and said NO thanks to chocalate (air is so much better)...see, totally getting into the phsycological zone.

Ok, now ready to move on....

Received my copy of The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach To Igniting Your Divine Spark by Sera Beak this morning. Only just started it and I am hooked. So going to tickle my fancy, I can just tell. Check it out if you are of the few times I have seen such amazing feedback on Amazon.

Also just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. That has been on my list of 'must reads' since for ever. But after a tough 2007 and a stressful 2008 (long story but 2007 was the root of all evil!), I stuck to reading light-hearted and emotional free. I was quite nervous about delving into this sort of book again... But boy oh boy, even as I cried through almost the entire thing (seriously, it was INTENSE!), Mr Hosseini sure knows how to write. It was a very special book I thought...will have to check out A Thousand Splendid Suns...soon, just need a breather....Jilly Cooper, are you out there?

And on a more general rant...
Why is Mischa Barton still so photographed??? I can't even remember what she did!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Holy Hell!

In fact...that should be Holy Hell/Hell as there are 2 things that have surprised the bejeebers out of me TONIGHT.

Let's start with the easier of the two...

Holy's been nearly 2 years since I posted.

How busy do I sound???
I am almost impressed with my own busy'ness.
2008 was a big year...Heath Ledger died (I'm still not over that!!!) plus I got married plus I went on an awesome 6 week honeymoon plus I changed jobs plus I got pregnant. Oops, that last one was a lie but I was on a role.
Sorry, NO IDEA why I never posted in 2007...I can't remember...but I am going to try and be more regular. If not for you, then for me. Sounds cool to say "I have a blog."
Sooo noughties.
Soooo now.
Sooooo I'm sticking to it...

Ok, so after that, let's move onto the second Holy Hell...

Holy Hell....I weigh 88.4kg!!!! I don't actually think that a Holy Hell quite covers that. I think a Christian Bale rant is in order here...

oBi: What the ------- hell were you doing jumping in under me while I was reaching for that ------ towel, in the middle of a bathroom take? Then why the ---- are you jumping right in under me? Ah-da-da-dah, like this in the background. What the ---- is it with you? What don't you ------- understand? You got any ------- idea about what it is like to be over weight, hey, it's ------- distracting having a scale around in the middle of the a nice ------ fat life? Give me a ------- answer stupid scale! What don't you get about it?
Bathroom scale: I was looking at the flashing 88.4kg's light.
oBi: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was ------- good, because it's useless now, isn't it?
Bathroom scale: OK.
oBi: ----- sake man, you're an amateur. McG, you should know that a fat person does not like to be weighed after a full days' eating!!! Have you ------- something to say to this prick? ------ stupid scale. I am just trying to get on with it. It's the twenty milionth time that I have nearly trashed your sorry ------ arse? I'm trying to ------- live a life here, and I am going "Why the ---- is the bathroom scale spewing this ----? What were you doing?"

Sorry...I couldn't manage the full 4 minutes but I am sure you get the gist!

I am in UTTER shock.

I haven't weighed that much since 1999...looking on the bright side, it did take me a full 10 years to put it ALL back on.

What? Silver lining my (88.4kg) arse...there is no silver lining to being fat no matter how positive I try to be.

Something has to be done!
Something PUBLIC.
Which is where you come in...I am going to document it for all the world to see. I am going to be healthy weight because FAT is no longer fun.