Holiday to Rarotonga, Cook Islands

I’ve just come home from a wonderful holiday in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Rarotonga is the main island for the Cook Islands, with the capital being Avarua. I had a really amazing time, but unfortunately as I write this, I’m suffering a terrible cold I tend to get after I travel :(. The main activities we did was Snorkeling,.

We flew out of Christchurch around midday, unfortuntaly flights going to Raro only leave from Auckland Int. airport, so we had a 7~ hour stopover in AKL. When we finally arrived in Raro, it was 1am Tuesday morning (the 22nd). The place we stayed – Tropical Sands, organized transport to and from the airport for us, so we were all set!

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I hate making post titles

I’m so uncreative. So many people probably wonder why I even have a blog. The reason is because I like to talk, even if it’s essentially just to myself!

I’m just writing a little update on life, which will include my weight loss journey and uni so far. 🙂

My weight loss journey is actually going really well. In June I attempted to do Junk Free June, but my own version of it – which was just to try and cut out as much sugar as I could. Not entirely – I have a slight sugar addiction and didn’t want to end up cranky and yelling at everyone. But I only had maybe one teaspoon of sugar on my oats, on one day, or I had a normal coffee from the cafe instead of a flavored one (we don’t have sugar free syrups in NZ like many American Starbucks do). I think I did well. I would say I slipped up a couple of times – having a slice of cake or an energy drink because I just wanted to feel happy on that day. Nothing negative happened, just letting myself down a little on those days.

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Another go at weight loss

As I write this, I’m consuming some pre-workout. It’s not really needed, but I thought I’d give it a shot to see what it does.

Here I am, writing another weight-loss post. But this time I’ve been at it for around 50 days (well, tracking *most* of my food on MFP for 50 days ish).

I have lost weight, although I do not know how much as I didn’t jump on the scales when I began. However, the last time I was at the doctor she was I was over 120kg. Which is what I weighed the last time I weighed myself.

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Making something outside of my comfort zone.

This week I am broke as hell. Pft, who am I kidding? I’m always broke. But it’s my night to cook dinner, and I know Jared is totally over spag bol. So I headed over to the /r/Eatcheapandhealthy to try and find something a bit out of my comfort zone cooking wise but was also cheap. I saw this recipe and at first thought it was expensive as hell (In NZ, anyway) then I decided to modify it a bit to suit my budget. I know a lot of the original ingredients I should probably have in my cupboard, but I didn’t. So I skipped the “cornflour” part because I never use cornflour.

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Just Do It

JUST DO IT, JANA! OPEN WORD AND FINISH YOUR ASSIGNMENTS! JUST DO IT!

I need to take his advice. But here I am, posting this video just in case you guys haven’t seen it. And updating again on my life. Because that’s what this blog is for, dur!

I need to work on two assignments.

Argh.

Anyway. Moving on.

Last week I had an interview with the Dept. of Corrections, to my surprise they have a team that works with the RMA, doing compliance for the prisons and other buildings / properties they own.  When I got the email and then the phone call, I posted right away to Facebook. I’m the type of person that over-shares. OK? 😛

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