I kinda missed the whole end of 2016 post thing, not that I usually do one, or did anything majorly significant last year that I hadn’t already blogged about. So I thought I’d skip it and move right on to 2017. 🙂

I have no hard set goals in 2017, new years resolutions are not really my thing. I suck at goal setting! However I do have some general goals that I would like to try and achieve. Firstly, I would like to blog more – mainly to just have a journal of my life, how I’m feeling, progress on power lifting, and just general thoughts. I have no “schedule” for that, however I do have an idea that is going to help me with another goal, which is…. drum roll! (Not that it’s exciting!) read more

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! read more

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. read more

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. read more

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. read more

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