Saturday, April 30, 2011

Battle of the Blogger Butts (again)

Welcome to another post for the battle of the blogger butts.  Miss eight took this photo of me this morning, in my new dress which was reduced from $40 to $10, and doesn't need ironing, so I have worn it a bit this week in the glorious weather we have been having.  I felt well enough to walk Friday and Saturday mornings  and was sort of pleased to see 73.1 this morning, which is a gain up from 72.7 from a couple of weeks ago.  Not too bad going considering I have been too sick to exercise. Fingers crossed no more bugs decide to visit again! Have a great week, smiles, Alannah

Sunday, April 24, 2011

more of my attempt at Battle of the Blogger Butts

This last week has not featured any sweaty exercise, although I have walked along beaches, flown kites, and been in the lovely outdoors with the most glorious April weather here in Central QLD.  I haven't weighed myself this morning, but I feel about the same.  Thank goodness Easter is here and those tempting hot cross buns will leave the shelves until January 2012! The Easter Bunny left quite a stash, though!  I am still not well enough for long walks, but am planning a short one this afternoon!
smiles, and have a great week.
My gorgeous niece and I down at the Marina for her birthday

Grasstree Beach, a gorgeous place to visit.

Flying kites at Grasstree Beach.  Next time, we will go down onto the sand at low tide.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Battle of the Blogger Butts continues....

Another week has passed, and it was such a big one for me.  All four kids and I are still sick, and I have been away for study reasons.  A walk on the beach one afternoon was all I could manage, although this morning I weighed in at 72.7, so loss of a hundred grams! Apparently, it is not safe to exercise while you are sick, so I am trying to take things easy.
This is my husband and I enjoying our champagne and cheese platter last week for our wedding anniversary.

Have a great blogger butt week! smiles, Alannah

Friday, April 8, 2011

another Battle of the Blogger Butts

As I take a break from studying anatomy today, and feeling like my gluteus maximus is getting bigger by the day, it is time to reflect on my efforts in the past week.
Last weekend I was in Brisbane for a conference, and did join a few friends for a morning stroll, and also joined some other friends for a wine at the RSL down the road! On Wednesday, DH and I met with  another couple and drove a couple of hours to enjoy breakfast at a cafe, then took the Red Rocks Walking Trail and finished up with a late picnic lunch.  Unfortunately, poor choice of ice cream resulted in food poisoning once we were home again! Catching the flu going the rounds and still feeling squeamish has put a dampener on exercise....add in most of the family sick and it such a happy place...NOT! This morning the scales flashed 72.8, so pretty happy with that! Yesterday was our 22nd Wedding Anniversary ( I was 12 when we got married!), and because we are all under the weather, we stayed home and enjoyed a roast pork with vegetables ( I love roast potato) and opened and finished the bottle of Moet I got duty free on my holiday.  Chocolates from Darell Lea were also enjoyed!  Today, all the soft centres are eaten and the kids have just left the hard nougat ones for me!

DH and I relaxing under a tree during our long walk.  It was super windy, but otherwise the weather was great.  When we were nearly back to the car, the men went for a swim in the ocean.
The Red Rocks Walking Trail map.
Next week I will be out of town for four days of University residential college, however, there is a lovely walk planned along a beach near where I am staying.  Hope you all have a great week.  smiles, Alannah