Weight loss one baby step at a time

To all my readers, however many you are…HELLO!!!!!!  This is my second post!!!

For the last two days I have been planning what to post this day.  Its Monday, the start of a week and what better day to start one of my goals?   The biggest goal I have and I’ve had it for many years is to lose this jelly belly!! …and my jelly arms… I wave to someone…I stop waving…my arm keeps waving.

For all of you who are unaware, only in the last year have Krispy Kreme restaurants come to Western Australia, for my taste buds, it has been the best 6 months of my life.  How I love my KK’s.  So golden and glazed, soft and moist… Im so glad they are an hour drive from me or I would be there at least twice a week.

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I always say I’m going to start a diet, and then someone in the room will laugh, I’ll give you a hint, its me.

Getting into the right frame of mind to motivate myself to start a diet, of course is like the hardest thing EVER!! Not to mention all the food I cant eat…peanut butter M&M’s…Im talking about YOU!  What is a diet anyway?  I don’t know about you, but for me a diet seems to be an acronym.  D.I.E.T… Did I Eat That? or  Did I Even Try?

I usually associate the term ‘Diet’ with words like: deprivation, disappointment, hunger, guilt, suffering.  How familiar does this sound?   I thought about joining Lite n Easy, Jenny Craig, Tony Furguson etc…but I think the only thing losing weight would be my purse!

WELL SCREW IT!! I will not be Dieting!!!!  I will be making a healthy lifestyle change, one baby step at a time.  It will be slow so that each change I make will become a habit.  I guess by making it a habit, I hope to be able to maintain any weight loss I achieve.

While I feel that this is rock bottom for me, the only place I have to go is up.  So I will begin with my first step: Buying a few smaller bowls.  That way when I fill it up I will feel like I’m eating more when I’m actually eating less.  WHAAAAT? handy lil trick me thinks.  Also at least 1 litre of water a day, this will probably send me running to the loo every 15 minutes.  But its worth it.

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Because I have been overweight for so long, I am nervous about saggy skin.  I have heard that if I lose weight slowly and drink plenty of water, my skin should retain enough elasticity for it not to be too much of a problem.  Lets try it out.  The younger you are, the easier it is for your skin to bounce back.  Praying and praying that I am young enough!!!!  *nervously glances at calendar*…its already August???…2015??? YIKES!!!!!!!

I think Mondays will have to be lose weight segment.  Why not? Seems to be the best day for it!

Wednesday I will be looking at the basics of scrapbooking.  A new hobby to take my mind off all my KK cravings.

Ciao for now

A xo

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The start of a new beginning…

So you might think that starting a new chapter, or a new anything in the middle of August is very strange…and I would agree with you…but I hear that there is no time like the present, so WOOOHOOOO!  I’m starting a blog today!

My name is Amanda…aka…Manda, Bubbles or on rare occasion…Mandy.  I decided to name this blog after my favourite childhood ice cream: Bubble-o-Bill.  It was a super tasty cowboy who had a great big bubble gum nose…Ice cream and Bubblegum?!!! 2 for the price of one! I thought it was the bees knees then one day when I was very small, Dad was teaching me to blow a bubble.  In my first attempt at blowing a bubble, I happened to misdirect my air, and spat the gum clear across the front of the car and it landed on the carpeted flooring.  I couldnt stop laughing but Dad was so not impressed.  I was only allowed to practise outside from then on…I dont know why… 😛

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I guess I decided to write this blog as a hobby, a way for me to record my progress, things I learn, useful hints I can share…picking up some readers along the way would be bonus!

A bit about me:  I live in Perth, Western Australia.  Its hot here in the summer, windy and rainy in the winter.  I come from a family of 5.  Mum, Dad, Kathy and Trev, my younger sister and brother.  Yes I am the oldest.  It came with its perks…and a few cons.   We are a pretty average family…with a lot of twisted humour.   I cant wait to share all the fun I have over the next half of this year with you!  I already have an exciting week long trip planned for Taiwan in November, also, my sisters wedding next week and in the mean time I will be trying to lose a few kilos, and learn a hobby or two.

I would like to post at least once a week or maybe more…find my groove.

Until next time

A xo