Amanda’s New Clothes

I have mentioned before that I find it hard to buy clothes. I can sometimes get clothes in the plus size stores that fit, but mostly...

The Last Day of 2011 – Phew What a Year!

You have probably heard this from the lips of every person you have spoken to today, but I can’t believe it is the last...

Amanda Loves: Sukin Australian Natural Skincare

A number of years ago I went to to health retreat and did a full 21 day detox. It was not the most pleasant...

Aqua Zumba

Exercise is very difficult for me at my size. Not only does it take a lot of effort just to move, but I am...

Abundant Blessings

I am sitting here, TOTALLY blown away right now. I have been totally blessed in the last couple of weeks and I am amazed...

Project 52: Week 41 – Go to Ikea

I think it has been pretty well established on this blog that I LOVE Ikea and always have, right from a young age. I...

Online Shopping for Books & DVDs at Great Prices

I LOVE books and I LOVE watching DVDs and while every now and then there are great bargains to be had in the stores,...

Getting Healthy

The journey I have been on over the last 12 months or so has been about getting healthy, not just physically, but emotionally, mentally...

Design Update: December

December kept me very busy with my new roles at my church. With my PA hat on I did a LOT of organising of...

The “Single” Situation

I have been having a recurring dream lately where the guy I have a crush on in my dream tells me he likes me...

and I Will Try to Fix You…

Do you have people in your life who are always trying to “fix” you. Maybe you go to them when you have a problem...

I Don’t Do Halloween

I don’t do Halloween. Not now, not ever. I don’t understand why anyone would want to celebrate all that is dark and evil in...

10 Years of kikkiK

I think it is pretty well known that I love kikkiK it is one of my all time favourite stores. I first discovered it only a...

The Time Has Finally Come!

I can hardly believe I am about to type the next few words; my operation is tomorrow! After struggling with issues with the Gastric band that...

How do you Communicate?

My Mum, Step-Dad and I often get into very random, interesting, and interestingly random conversions.  The other night we somehow found ourselves in a...

Best of the Best Apps for your iPhone or iPad

A couple of weekends ago I was reading the weekend edition of the Sydney Morning Herald and came across a feature in the Good Weekend magazine that really...

Post-Op Update

Ok, so, it’s been a little over two weeks since my operation. Things are going really well. The wounds are healing nicely, no dramas there...

It’s All Over!

I am sitting here writing to you from the comfort of my own home, which means… IT’S ALL OVER! I have had my adventure...

Trying to Get Back on Track

It’s been a while since I have updated you all on my journey to a healthier body and lifestyle. The main reason is I...

A Solution to the After Dinner Munchies

I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who really, really likes to snack after dinner. I have discovered that...

Exciting Mail

Exciting Mail is the term I use to describe any mail that is not bills or bank statements etc – which I not-so-surprisingly call...

Shake It Up Baby!

Today, the preparation for my operation begins. From now until August 10 I am only allowed to have Protein Shakes. No food, just one...

What a Week!

This sure has been a big week and I am feeling a little overwhelmed because of it!   It all started on Monday [as...

Mary Poppins – My Review

I have been so busy, going a million miles an hour, until this last week which I have taken as a mini stay-cation. Anyway...