Last week I was so excited when I hit 79.9kg! Then good friends returned from an interstate Holiday so we went to Sunday lunch at Braza followed by an Introduction to Singapore Slings back at their place. The 79’s didn’t hang around for long (If you have ever been to Braza you would understand).
Monday night Mr TDP and I got together with a friend of mine who also happens to be a celebrant. The plan is that my Dad will marry us which is a family tradition. His Father married him and my Mum and my Great Grand Father married my Grand Parents it’s one of those things I’d like to continue through the ages. However he got his paperwork for certification off at the last minute so we will only know at the last minute whether or not he is going to be licensed to marry us. In the meantime in Australia you have to file a Notice of Intention to Marry form 31 days prior to getting married. This is to stop any Vegas style instant weddings, a cooling off period if you may. Renee is aware of the family tradition and the situation regarding Dad’s paperwork so when I asked for her help she was more than willing to assist. I Highly recommend this lady if you are looking for a celebrant, she is young and adorable and someone you will love to have as part of your day. If for any reason Dad’s paperwork doesn’t come through she’s also going to stand in and be our celebrant. This will make it so much LESS devastating for me, because I think the world of Renee.
After signing our NOIM we went out to celebrate again – Zushi! The first time we have made it there this year and it doesn’t fail to deliver. Not ever. I would eat there every night if I could.
So 2 nights in a row of sinfulness has meant it’s taken me the rest of the week to see 79.9 again. In fact the 80’s reigned supreme until just this morning when the 70’s finally peeked it’s head around the corner once more.
This week we have spent quite a bit of time doing some Hens planning. Lots of activities planned for a big weekend. I have the best girlfriends J
And I finally got the last of my invites in the mail (Only today) At least I think that’s the last of them. I can’t believe I ran out of envelopes with only 4 left to send and of course they aren’t the kind you can just pop to the shop for. We haven’t been able to invite everyone we wanted to which is sad, but at some stage you have to draw a line or you go broke. Weddings are a very expensive exercise.
I’ve started getting my daily routines in order which I have always been hopeless with. But when one of your best friends is a Beauty Therapist and tells you how disgusting your skin is, you need to listen to what she says. So I was loaded up with a whole pile of product and sent on my way. And I’m happy to say that night (despite it being 1am) I started the skin care regime and I’ve kept it up ever since. I’m also remembering my multi’s and been using a teeth whitening product. I would like to go get a professional clean and then some lazer whitening before the big day but I am too scared to see the dentist.
Friday the boss took us all out for lunch at a Northern Thai restaurant and it was amazing! Burnt so good. Then he followed up by taking us for drinks. Completely spoilt!
Saturday I finally got a long overdue sleep in. I have been dying for one for weeks, then of course Jase had to come in and wake me up so I thought I’d try and get some errands done (Like finding those envelopes) and Nicky posted about some Vases on Facebook that I liked the look of mentioning that something similar was at Target at the moment on sale. (WooHoo) So I headed down the mall to find some bargains. I found a couple and they will be going on a Candy Buffet at our wedding reception which I am excited about.
It has been such a gorgeous weekend here in Sydney this weekend. Topping 30°C both days.
Yesterday I waited until the temperature dropped and then I pulled out the exercise gear to do a run. Runkeeper Pro is an App for your iPhone which is free this month so I downloaded that, grabbed Storm and took off. I seem to have lost my orthotics at some stage so I was doing my first run in MBT’s and although movement along the ground feels great in them lifting your legs is like lifting lead. They are quite heavy shoes. Storm didn’t seem to keen on running as much as I did though, she was a pretty sweaty mess by the end of it and so was I.
Afterwards I always pay for it. I have some major dramas going on with my left hip which feels like someone is stabbing me on weight bearing so I have had points today where I have just wanted to stop and cry. It’s bloody stupid that I can’t seem to get my body to work in any kind of harmony when it comes to exercise.
Hip was sore all day today from yesterday so I was scared about how I'd go if I went out again. I told Mr TDP to keep his phone close by in case I needed him to come get me. Hip hurt uphill but was OK on flat and downhill. Took a lot of energy to get legs turning over though felt heavy even back in my old shoes. Ran the last little stretch home when I realized it would mean doing under 25min. Until this week best time was over 30 minutes for the same route. Storm didn’t come out today, she's limping worse than I am. So the cool down was walking laps around the backyard while she watched on.
Now I’m in bed and I can’t move, I thought that might be the way but since I turned down KFC and I ran twice this weekend I am hoping scales are kind in the morning.
Something else happened this weekend...
I went on a Helicopter scenic flight over Sydney Harbour! But that’s so special I think it definitely deserves it’s own post. So stay turned and I’ll get that up in the next few days.
Bye for now.