Monday, 30 May 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

AFL - The Gold Coast Suns first home game.  
On Saturday night we attended the new Metricon Stadium at Carrara which is five minutes drive from home. The stadium is brand new We were seated deep in enemy territory behind the goals with the Geelong Cats. 
Warm up - the Geelong Team
The opening of their home ground with a Sun in the middle of the field. 
The Metricon Stadium has a great family atmosphere, there is a kids playground including practice footy goals. Lots of food choices including gourmet pizza, nandos, fish and chips, the regular footy food too. I am looking forward to going again.  

We were situated in the open end of the horse shoe row D betwen the right hand behind post and the goal post.  
The fireworks behind us near the river!
 The fireworks on the field - looks like the guys on the field were planking! 
The Suns playing great in the 1st half. 

A brilliant effort from the Suns but just not good enough. 

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I spent the morning pulling out nails from the beading around the foam cladding. Then had lunch at the pub with some of Greg's friends. 

How was your weekend?

Friday, 27 May 2011

Polly Dolly V2 Week 7 Flying High

Polly Dolly V2 - Week 7 - Flying High

MICHAEL Michael Kors long sleeve top
240 GBP -

Madewell silk tank top
$90 -

Purple shoes
120 GBP -

TopShop trolley bag
$200 -

Large bag
$940 -

Jalda ostrich handbag
$565 -


GUESS black sunglass
65 GBP -

Coach TWILA-849-215-50-16 Twila Optical Eyeglasses Tortoise
$80 -

 I like to be super comfortable when travelling that's why I have chosen jeggings, a singlet and cardigan. I practically wear flats all week at work so it makes sense to be comfortable on a plane with ballet flats. I packed my glasses, sunglasses and contacts as air-conditioning can dry out my contacts. I have a large handbag to place all my items that won't fit in the luggage bag. 

How would your Polly Dolly do Flying High?

Friday Fitness

How has your week gone? 

This week I have been tracking my food, exercise and healthy guidelines. I can't stress the importance of having a food and exercise diary. I use Weight Watchers Etools and their iPhone app. But you can use any diary or notebook to track your food and exercise.

Here are some ideas for diary formats:

  • A simple Exercise Book
  • Any form of diary or notebook
  • A scrapbook
  • Any loose leaf folder or file
  • An Excel Spreadsheet (like bitchcakes)
  • An online diary, forum or blog
  • A specially designed computer program diary

Here is how I track my daily intake and exercise. 






Healthy Choices:
2 serves fruit
6 serves vegetables
2 serves lean Protein
3 serves of dairy
8 glasses of water
3 serves of healthy oils
30 minutes or more of exercise (I include my pedometer steps, km and ProPoints)

A food diary is a very effective tool, because you can use it to help you determine if your current eating habits are healthy. A food diary will help you understand where your diet goes wrong and can reveal where you are going wrong, if you track EVERYTHING; that means every lick, sip or taste too. No cheating. As part of Weight Watchers program it is one of the underpinning things of the program- that you track ALL your exercise and food intake.

It can also help you know if you are getting enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins each day and help you keep your portions in check. I suggest weighing your food and measuring everything. You need at least 2 pieces of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables per day to achieve that check.

The Australian Government are promoting swap it - don't stop it campaign.

Here you can download a free 12 week plan, activity planner, healthy checklist, meal planner / diary, shopping list. Why not start swapping today?

A food and exercise diary (or tracker) can be started on any day of the year so why not start one today?

Breast - 89cm (+1cm)
Waist - 71cm (+1cm)
Hips- 85cm (STS)
Arms - Left -25.8cm (STS) Right -24.8cm (STS)
Thighs - Left -50.0cm Right 51cm (STS)
Weight - 53.6kg Friday am (-0.2kg)


NIL 10578 6.76 0 0
Thursday NIL 16541 10.21 2 2
NIL 15257 9.80 2 2
NIL- housework moving items from spare room, sweeping, lifting windows --
NIL- housework moving items back to spare room, sweeping --
NIL 13287
NIL 12041 7.70 1 1
NIL 10235 6.50 0 0
Thursday NIL 11039 7.06 1 1

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How do you track your exercise and food?

So join in and post your fitness regime and other diet related information

Thursday, 26 May 2011

RIP silverchair

I'm not sure if you know but my favourite band silverchair have gone on into "indefinite hibernation" and they've decided to each do their own thing for the foreseeable future... As a result silverchair have decided to put the band into 'a deep sleep' while they all do other things that theyfind more inspiring. This means that Silverchair won't be making music together or playing shows any time soon. It also means that the three of us won't be working together unless and until it feels right again. 

It sure sounds like a break up to me as they were already on a hiatus.  

silverchair have helped me thorough so much in my life.  I have been a fan since 1994, I have attended 23 of their concerts. On my first date with my partner I even purchased a silverchair cd. It is the end of an era for me and the beginning of a new one.

Silverchair have had a brillant career with awesome music, great memories, the change of Australian music, I have made many, many friends through the band. Cheers to you; Daniel, Chris and Ben! May you have a great future in whatever you pursue.

RIP silverchair 1994-2011


 My silverchair collection
some of my massive silverchair collection


 My teenage room

What was your favourite teenage band?