Saturday, May 6, 2017

Month Of April

Well didn't do as well as March, but still down 2.1 Kilos, for the month of April, so still stoked with that......

Went back to the GP and my blood pressure just wont go down, even with meds and weight loss, it is increasing and he has no idea why, it seems to have coincided with the reduction of the methadone but in reality there is no research saying that there is a correlation. I go back in just over 2 weeks, and have just started another BP med :(. 

On to other bad news, Rusty (dog), had patella surgery on his back leg just before Christmas, now he has to have it on the other leg. I am not looking forward to it, not only the cost but the rehabilitation, it means one of us has to be with him all the time, so no going out for a day trip together for 5 weeks. He was really good last time and didn't want to chew his sore or stitches - don't think we will be so lucky this time. He is not allowed to walk on his leg for the first 3 weeks, so we carry him outside let him do his wee or #2's and then bring him back inside. David will take one week off, last time he had 3 weeks off nearly as we did it just before Christmas. He is so busy at work, that I think he can only take 1 week this time. Surgery will be done in the next 2 or so weeks, once he finds dates for his leave. This also means Chico's surgery will be delayed a little, as Rusty's is more urgent.

Because of Rusty's surgery, it will also mean that I prob wont do clients for a week or two as he will get overexcited and want to greet them at the door, and he is not supposed to be walking, though he will be in this little fenced of area, he will prob try and get out and could do more damage, especially in those first 3 or so weeks. I have joined an online nail tech course, so it will give me plenty of time to practice I suppose ;). 

Anyway thats it for now, cant think of much more to say, so keep smiling and stay safe :)

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Forgot to mention weigh in last week, lost 900 grams last week, not a huge loss for April but still a loss of 1.8 Kilos for the month, as long as those scales keep going down is all I am asking for. 

Nails, have had a busy couple of days with them which has been good, even did a set today, only work Saturdays by appointment only. Have decided to start offering pedicures in a month or two, as I am losing clients who are wanting both, which I can understand. I just need to get the stuff and get my head in a position so I can do feet, did I mention I hate feet lol. 

At the moment am watching '13 Reasons Why', its been interesting and personally I think it has been a good insight for many issues - I wont go into to much detail as each person watching it will have their own opinions. I am on the second to last episode now. David has been at his sisters 50th birthday all day, so after the nail appointment I binge watched it. I didn't go to the 50th as I had a client and also I wanted him to spend time with his brother who is up from Wellington, if I had gone, I wouldn't have been able to last all day/night. Not sure if he is coming home tonight or not. I was thinking of driving over for the dinner, but the weather is crappy so decided a night at home alone sounded good lol. 

Anyway episode 13 is about to start, so am going to sign off now.........Have a great Sunday and stay safe and keep smiling :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Yip me again.....

I am loving getting back into things like fashion blogs/vlogs and makeup blogs/vlogs again, I am enjoying that I am wanting to start looking good, by wearing makeup and taking pride in my appearance. 

Pain: I had been stopping taking panadol regularly, but have started back taking them regularly,  as the pain was increasing quite a bit, and hoping that will help a bit, (panadol is a good pain relief for nerve pain, if taken regularly), the main goal for now is to come of the opiates. If I can get my pain meds down to panadol and tramadol then I will be happy and I will stay at that for maybe a month or two and then try and decrease those..... I also hope to come off the Amitriptyline to help with sleep at night. 

There are some amazing nail techs coming out from oversea's doing some classes, I just want to be more with it, so I can attend them. They are not cheap so I want to be alert with them, was hoping this year would be the year I would be able to do the comps at the Beauty Expo in Auckland in July, but not sure if that will be possible. It is every 2 years so it means 26 months till the next one, though I can enter some Aussie comps etc, where you post in the nails etc, so that could be good :). 

Rusty has completed his hydrotherapy from his Patella Surgery, we now go back 4 - 6 weekly for maintenance and to keep an eye on his other leg, here is a photo from straight after surgery and a small video from hydrotherapy, we took him to Te Puke weekly for his sessions.

Rusty Night of Surgery

Miss Chico :)

Have a long weekend here again, well for some - David has taken the Monday off and Tuesday being ANZAC day, means another long weekend. Not many plans, yesterday I did nails and David took Rusty to his last hydrotherapy. Today we are just relaxing as I am pretty sore and not doing the best today. Tomorrow I want to finish spring cleaning the kitchen, or maybe just another lazy day. The weather is changing to winter slowly - colder mornings and nights, time to drag out the heater and use it.

I am back into cooking meals from scratch again, which I am enjoying, love being more with it and being able to do more..... 

Anyway thats about it for now........

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yip another one..... A post that is :)

I have had a few good days, cleaning the pantry, fridge and this coming weekend it will be all the kitchen draws etc...... I have pain when I do nothing, so I may as well do something and have pain.....

Had clients today and for the rest of the week, so all my energy goes on that. David has Monday off, so another long weekend for him and I, as I do Mondays as paperwork etc..... Though on Saturday I am working for a couple of hours, doing a set of acrylics on Steph's friend for her 21st.  Over the weekend, I plan to find some beginner yoga video's, I think the stretching etc will do me good. I will do a video of the nail room on the weekend. I have nearly come to an end on the methadone, am so excited, I certainly feel so much better having reduced it, a lot more alert and feel a lot more normal, even driving is becoming more enjoyable and cant wait till I can drive to the beach etc, I so miss the beach

Have just started watching 13 Reasons, about 1/3 of the way through, its interesting and it appears to be causing quite a debate worldwide. 

Am going to set myself 2 goals each month, 1 for the business and 1 personal goal, I will list them at the end of each month, ready to start on the first of each month - it will be goals I can achieve in a month, so nice and short goals.

What I have not been loving:
The spasm, hypersensitivity and burning sensations that are coming back as I come of meds, but I am not going to let them beat me. 

What I have been Loving:
Is being able to keep in touch with my cousins in Holland, love Facebook etc for that, I met them once when I went to Holland many many many many years ago...... and we are planning to go again within the next 5 years, when I am a lot fitter and healthier :). 

Anyway thats it from me, catch you soon and have a great weekend, if I don't post before that :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ok where do I begin.....

About 12 months ago, or maybe a bit beforehand I decided to make the business become a full time venture, I knew this would require some changes in me, like coming off all meds, yes you heard right coming off ALL meds.....

Not only that it meant that I need to get healthy as well, and yes that means fitness and weight loss. I have already started the weight loss and have lost 6.1 kilos since end of Feb. I have no time frame..... how am I doing it?, well at the moment, not really having to try to much, as I have pretty much constant nausea most days, though I have joined Weight-watchers, but have not even used it - yip waste of money but I paid for 3 months, so not a lot I can do, I keep thinking this week I will track, but I don't lol. I am going to start doing some yoga this week, need to build up strength. 

Went to the Gold Coast again last year, we wont be going this year as we have/had huge vet bills. Rusty had 'Patella Surgery', he was a stage 3 just before Christmas, this was $2000 plus hydrotherapy every week for recovery was $30 a session, last session will be this Saturday thanks god, he is doing well now, though his other leg is looking like it might need the same surgery. Then there is Miss Chico, she has a 'Collapsing Tracheal', and we are looking at surgery. I am pissed because both these things are heredity and has come from breeding without getting the parents genetically tested. I will never ever purchase a mixed breed without knowing if the parents are genetically tested, and they have come back clear, thats if I ever do buy another mixed breed dog. They also believe this is what could have caused Chico to have the seizure. Chico's surgery is anywhere between $2000 - $5000. Yes the financial side is not good, but breeders need to be more responsible nowadays and not breed unless genetic testing has been done. 

Onto other things, the twins are doing well, Chris is up in Auckland, has a really nice girlfriend, so glad the other one left, she was a right bitch, cheating on him etc. He has a job that pays well, lives with his dad, doing all these wonderful things, diving etc and turned into a right jaffa, with a boyz car and loves labels. Steph is in Rotorua, still with her boyfriend, been a few years now, living with him and working, so both kids are happy and doing well :). 

Not sure what else to say for now, I am sure there is more but I am now watching 13 Reasons.... and its getting interesting, so going to sign of and veg out a bit. Yesterday I cleaned out the pantry and am paying for it today......

Updates will be minimum weekly, but even be daily, or just whenever.

Hope you are all having a great Easter weekend, take care, stay safe, and keep smiling :)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Back soon :)

Yip I promise to be back with an update :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Just a quick update....


Hi all, just a quick update lost 600 grams this week, so happy with that :).

I am thinking with my blog, I may start a post throughout the week and then just continue adding to it, when I have something to say, cause if I leave it, by the time I go to blog, I have forgotten it lol, or I cant be bothered writing out a bigger post - so I will trial it this week and see if that makes it easier :). I may even come back later in the day and add to the post, we will see....

Went to the doctor last week, waiting to see specialist, where he said they will prob refer me for a scan, and he is 99.9% sure it is not CRPS related, that does scare me just a little, at least if it was CRPS related I think I would cope better, anyway trying not to think about it to much :(

I will do each day in a different colour so that will make it easier for you to see if there is an update :)