Sunday, October 14, 2012


And not in a good way! Generally my 15 minute drive home is uneventful and has been for the last year and a half. That is, until Tuesday. I was stopped in traffic just minding my own business and deciding what to cook for dinner for the tribe when BAM! I was hit from behind and slammed into the car in front of me. Un-freakin-believable! This old codger couldn't even speak english! The back of the people mover is banged up pretty bad and there is some minor damage to the front of the car(I won't know the extent of the damage until Monday when the smash repairs assess it for the insurance company). I ended up with a sore pelvis which is all bruised up from the seatbelt and my shoulder is sore as I had my hand on the steering wheel and ended up jarring it from the impact.

Then I find while getting checked out that I have about a 7cm gab between my abdominal muscles with a slight hernia. I am looking to get this operated on(and be rid of the loose apron skin from 5 pregnancies). Before I do this, I am aiming to lose 10kg and land myself around the 70kg mark. This will really be what gets me motivated to lose the rest of the weight now. I've lost 20kg since this time last year and I really only want to lost the next 10kg and be close to my goal weight.

I've been trying to think of ways to keep me motivated and I think I may blog more into my weight loss blog and take pictures of what I am eating each day to keep me accountable. I'll have to get that organised soon and post the link so you can all give me a virtual kick up the butt when I need one!

Until then, this was dinner tonight. Rice paper rolls with spinach, rice noodles, grilled chicken and carrot. I only ended up eating 3.5 of them before I was full.

These are super popular with the kids, they are great for lunch boxes too. It's a good way to use up any leftovers as well.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Been Inked

Not many people know that I have a tattoo. It's on the back of my neck and is easily hidden by my long hair. I learnt a valuable lesson after having this tattoo done back in 2007. Never trust someone to do a freehand tattoo on a body where you can't see what they are doing! I had asked for a shooting star with some swirly lines for the tail (read: girly) and one of my kids names underneath. Not too big because I don't know how much this will hurt!

Well, it did freaking hurt. I was ready to punch the guy out (lucky he was behind me huh!). My swirly girly lines are straight (and blue). The star - it's ok. The name? It's so small, you can't even read what it says now. Thank goodness I can't see it every day!

You'd think that after this experience there would be no way anyone would be inking my skin again. Wrong. I have been following an apprentice tattooist who goes by the name Fizz for sometime (probably about a year now). She does amazing work and so I contacted her a few weeks back for a consult to see what she could do with fixing up my tattoo. So yeah, we've worked out what to do about it now and I'm excited to see what she will come up with to fix it, but I also got a new tattoo on a whim.

It was a totally different experience this time, it only hurt in some places but not anything like I experienced last time around. It might be because I had two drug free home births since the last time, but I think it really comes down to her skills. She did an amazing job and if you live in Perth I would highly recommend you pay her a visit for your next tattoo. I wouldn't visit any body else for a tattoo now!

Find her on instagram - fizzing
onOr visit/call the shop - La Tattoo Studio, 89C Whatley Cresent Bayswater. (08) 9271 4440

Oh and here is my crappy old one to be fixed up, stay tuned for that one:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dust off the cobwebs

Oo-er. I haven't posted in this thing since March? My bad.

I decided to revisit my blog and now I'm considering blogging again. Life isn't any less hectic that it was at the beginning of the year, but I do miss blogging and the blogging community (I haven't even been reading my regular blogs - shame on me!!).

Anyhoo, I'm in bed with a sleeping Princess next to me because I can't get her to sleep in her own bed no matter what I try - however this is a story for another day. My brand new macbook pro is on my lap and I am trying to learn my way around it. So far so good, I'm considering upgrading our desktop to a Mac as well.

The month of September has been pretty eventful and on my travels I kept thinking about my little blog and how much I wanted to get online and write my adventures. It has been a big month of massive group workouts, finale party with the Michelle Bridges and following my most favourite band to 3 different states for 3 concerts in 5 days (and I will wait til my blog post about this to tell you who that is). Tell you what, I felt every bit a rock star doing all those airports and late nights.

I'm still enjoying my job, there have been some not so good things that have happened and I was tempted to leave. I'm glad I didn't because I am still learning a lot and I know the organisation well now. The certificate IV that I was studying is now complete and I have already commenced my Diploma (not bad for someone who 'ruined their life' by having kids young, eh?).

My kids are doing great. The eldest turned 10 in July and received a brand spankin' new iPad 3 from my Dad. Totally awesome for him, I couldn't be happier for him but jeez Dad all I got for my 10th birthday was a bike! Perhaps when I turn the big *gulp* 30 next year, I might get one too. *hint hint*

The hubby is about to walk into a shitfight over my stepdaughter. She has asked us to come and live with us and her mother has spat the dummy over it. I'm not sure how far this is going to go, but I can totally see it heading to court and getting expensive and messy. Let's hope for a good outcome that meets the best interest for our wee girl. She is a kind, sweet kid and all we want is for her to have the best.

Before I go, I am still yo-yoing with my weight and it's driving me crazy. I cannot seem to push myself to get below 79kg, the goal is so close but it's proving difficult to get there. Posting about it will hold me accountable and hopefully get me past this roadblock that I've reached. I need to lose a few more kg to at least fit into my new work uniforms that are coming!

I hope all is well in bloggie land, I'll be off to check my reader and catch up with everyone.

More posts to come!

Mama Tee xx