Friday, July 22, 2011

July Progress Pics & Tattoo Pic as Promised ..

Better late than never I guess! I have finally taken my July comparison pics..... please excuse the dirty camera lens but I couldn't be bothered re-doing them!

I ave also included a picture of my tattoo as promised, I will keep you posted on when I get the new one :)

This is my one and only tattoo, I got it when I was 18. I look forward being able to flash it more often in the summer ;)

I am pretty excited about the changes I have seen since November 2010. Every month there is something new and exciting happening. Recently I went to the Dr as I have been sick and while I was there I asked her about a lump I had noticed on my chest....turns out it was the point where my rib bone joined my sternum!!! Who knew?

Til next time :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bullet Style Update

Who am I? Let me re-introduce myself. My name is Kellie. I have been suffering a serious case af bloggers block (?). But hopefully I am back, now let me fill you in on what's been going on lately:

  • I just reached my 8 month post op anniversary (it was the 15th) and I will need to do some pictures and post them :)

  • I have now lost just over 52 pounds!!! which equals just under 24kg! Yay me!

  • I have a head cold :( this is no joy at all - I am relying on some super Cold and Flu drugs to work for me!

  • I chickened out of doing a local 10K fun run - I was planning on walking jogging it but my old ways crept back and apparently I had enough excuses not to do it :( shame on me ....

  • I am determined to complete another local 10K fun run in October. I have told as many people possible - in real life - that I will be participating in said fun run, so there is definately less chance of me backing out of this one ;)

  • I will be attending a local statewide bandster meet up at the end of July. Around 35-40 people will be attending and I can't wait. It's like a mini-BOOBs in Tasmania, Australia. I will be catching up with a few known faces but it's meeting the new faces that I am even more excited about. I love finally meeting people in the flesh - it is so surreal to feel like you know someone without having ever met them - which I know you all understand - being bloggers and all!!!

  • I have been going through a few personal issues of late both at home and at work. It has made me feel very anxious and I am working on resolving these issues, it will just take some time and patience (my nan used to say that all the time - she was such an amazing woman - I really wish I had her inner strength xx), to be honest work is my biggest issue right now and it is so hard leaving my kids each day to be at a place I really dislike :( The current employment climate is not great, so there's nothing I can do right now, but to wait it out...

  • Although I have been quite pathetic at posting and commenting, I am definately reading! I love reading about all of your adventures, it makes it so much easier to face daily struggles when you know other people have either had, having or have had similar things going on too.

I wanted to ask you all something regarding body art, if you have any, when you got it what significance does it hold for you? I got my first tattoo when I was 18. I have a seahorse on my shoulder. Seahorses are my favourite, they have a auora about them... I will take a pic an upload it for you to see but the reason I bring it up is that I am contemplating my next piece of art. I have a rough layout in my mind of what I want it to be and I love it because it represents my family.

I wanted to ask you all to share your tattoos and the meaning behind them? I think its such as great way to get to know someone.

And if you're a body-art free person, that's ok too! Maybe it could be something else, like a teapot collection!!

Monday, July 11, 2011


It's time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy…a couple of questions we answer to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break!

Copy and paste to your own blog and enjoy!

1. If you were asked to symbolize yourself as an animal – which animal would you be?

I have always loved seahorses - nothing about the way they live is super interesting to me, but I love how they look when they look, especially when they are swimming!! They come in all pretty colours, shapes and sizes - just like us!

2. Did you ever play an organized sport – with coaches, rules and scoring? Tell us about it.

I play netball two nights a week and basketball one night a week. I love playing team sports and am enjoying being able to move across the court so much easier these days. I didn't realise how hard I was trying to keep up, and now I am 23kgs down I am amazed to think how I will be when I eventually get to goal!!

3. When did you start shaving your legs?

I hate shaving my legs :( I remember when I was about 16 I siad to mum "Can I PLEASE shave my legs?" and she said "Don't be silly your leg hair is blond and you can't even see then!" Needless to say I eventually got what I wanted .... to my own dismay! To be honest I rarely do them these days - especially in winter!

4. When you’re in a crabby – pissy – want to stab everyone you see kind of mood – what do you do to get out of it or do you revel in it?

I have a bit of a hissy then I simmer down, it's just what I do. I wish I didn't have to hissy but I just can't seem to shake it without the release of the hissy!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.

Blogland - I am ashamed to admit but I have been hiding a little. Not because of weight gain or anything, I am actually at my lowest weight since beginning this journey, I am just feeling like I have nothing beneficial to contribute at the moment. I hope I will get out of this funk soon and I can be a good blogger!

Real life...ugh! Well I guess I am wanting to hide away from real life too! It's getting better but I am still feeling flat as a tack :(

Monday, July 4, 2011

Everyone needs a little inspiration ...

I know I certainly do!!

Here are a few inspirational quotes to help you get through the day:

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. "Vincent Lombardi"

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. "Samuel Johnson"

The groundwork of all happiness is health. "Leigh Hunt"

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up. "Vincent Lombardi"

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. "Johann von Goethe"

Just go out there and do what you've got to do. "Martina Navratilova"

And my personal favourite....

Never, never, never, never give up. "Winston Churchill"

I hope you are feeling inspired - I know I am!!