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David Bowie

Ground Control to Major Tom

Some of you would know that I have love for all things DAVID BOWIE. I love him from the Ziggy Stardust years, all the way through to the 80’s and every single remix album since.

My darling fiancé even went to the effort of dressing as Bowie for Halloween one year. Gee, he knows how to make me happy 😉

Guy dressed as Bowie for Halloween
The things people do for love!

My head fills with so many amazing memories when it comes to Bowie. One of my favourites is when my friends Hannah, Steph and Aaron and I had all had a TERRIBLE day on the film set we were working on (I used to work as a Continuity Supervisor on independent feature films). After the longest, wettest, most depressing days in our short careers, somehow singing along to Bowie ‘s greatest hits lifted our spirits and quite honestly, instantly changed the mood in the car, despiteit being a bloody long drive home!

Then there were all of those nights I stayed up with my old house mate Megan singing and dancing drunkenly along to Bowie and his 80’s music “Changes” & “Modern Love” in our living room. BROKE but oh so happy.

And now we have the times when Guy (my Fiancé) will sing along to Bowie while we drive through the hills. Keep in mind that Bowie was not his type of music at all until I came along, and I am pretty sure it’s still not his favourite but he understands how I find Bowie mood altering. That is what leads me to NOW….

Lately I need lots of David Bowie to get me across the line! For someone who is trying to create a no fuss wedding, I seem to still be getting myself into a tiss! Seriously, WE SHOULD HAVE ELOPED!

So as I am dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s for this wedding, I can’t help but sit here listening to the countdown from Space Oddity.

When I want to remember what a great couple Guy and I are and why we are going through all of this fuss, I listen to Changes (not for the lyrics but for the memories).

Modern love is my go to Bowie wedding song so it’s always on my playlist at the moment.

Let’s Dance makes me think of partying and that just makes me think of how great the reception will be once we have all let our hair down.

And finally Ashes to Ashes makes me thinking of dancing in Guy’s arms and that is my favourite thought that gets me through the stressful times. I have to keep reminding myself that this is our wedding and we will get there and it will all be worth it on the day.

GOD BLESS YOU DAVID BOWIE!
Feel free to give me some mood altering music suggestions as I still have 2 1/2 months to go and think I will definitely need more!

David Bowie

Invitations are soul destroying

 

Well, I might be going a little overboard with that statement but the whole process of deciding who to invite and who to remove from the list is the biggest headache I have had so far with this wedding.

If you don’t know me personally, I am a people-pleaser and I want to keep EVERYONE happy. But I can’t.  I would love to invite everyone. But I am not able too.

After a big discussion with my Matron of Honour and my Fiancé, who have opposing opinions, I think I have decided to keep both of them happy and do both (do you see the common theme here?)

So my question to you… Am I doing the right thing?

So I am now thinking I will invite people to come and check out the wedding (which is being held in a pretty cool location and has its own bar on premises) to keep those who can’t wait to toast my nuptials happy and then I am organising an after-party! This is for those friends who we just can’t invite to the reception but who, we know just want to come and enjoy a few drinks and celebrate what will be a very lovely day with us.

So… is it wrong to do this?

I know it is my wedding and in theory I can do whatever I want but in reality, I care what people think of me and never want to hurt them or disappoint them so I definitely do not want to send out an invitation to an after-party if it will offend that person.

After party fun

Disclaimer, this is not a photo of me or any of my friends however, I did “borrow” it from a dear friend called GOOGLE

Fad or bloody FANTASTIC??

WOW, it has only been 8 days and I already have HUGE results that I can’t wait to tell you about but first…

When I was in Sydney in June 2011, I bought this lovely red dress that I could easily wear in a corporate environment but also go out to dinner in. It was one of those criss-cross dresses that hides parts of your body that you want hidden but shows off your curves. Well, I bought a LARGE and it didn’t fit me, sadly I couldn’t do it up by about 1 ½ cm.  I convinced myself to buy it as I already knew I had to lose weight for my wedding so I might as well buy it and look forward to wearing it soon.

Just like the dress I bought

It is now around 1 year and 3 ½ months later and much to my disappointment I have still never worn that dress and it’s currently sitting in my cupboard waiting for its big unveiling.

The funny thing is, even though I didn’t lose weight, it wasn’t due to lack of trying!  I have tried ladybug shakes, Okinawa Diet, Clean and Lean, Paleo, no carbs, no fat, lots of animal fat, and lots of protein, Dukkan, vegetarian, fasting, juice diets, $150 exercise pants that burn calories, and the HCG diet, all in the last year and a half. With each program I was super excited to start off and then about a month in, I hadn’t lost weight OR even worse, in addition I was craving carbs for 2 months and had lost my ability to concentrate or even think!

Please don’t think that I am silly enough to just rely on dieting. I was exercising and exercising….at one stage I even ran 25kms in 2 days and injured the tendon that holds up the arch of your foot. This kept me off my feet and not training for another 2 months which is demotivating and super frustrating.

So here I am today, only FOUR months out from my wedding from and actually seeing results for the first time and feeling bloody fabulous for doing it this way!

As of today, after only EIGHT DAYS of Isagenix:

I have lost 3.5kgs BUT even better, 18cm!

AMAZING… and the part I love is that I don’t feel tired, I don’t feel run down. I actually have more energy and a clearer mind than I have been used to in quite a while.

I am so used to getting BRAIN FADE at 2pm and craving snacks like packets of chips or cheese and crackers but I am not getting any cravings. INFACT, I don’t feel Ineed to eat the recommended snacks as I am so satisfied.

I am also currently only walking/running my two dogs for 30 minutes a day except for Sunday when we decided to walk the dogs from our house to the city which was 8.5kms. The funny thing is I have NEVER had the energy or inclination to do that on a SUNDAY of all days.

So far, I have nothing but praises for this program but we will see if it turns out to be BLOODY fantastic or just another FAD to add to the list.

By the way, I would like to give a shout out to all those people that either have come up and offered me their praise and support of my blog and to those who are already noticing a difference in the way I look and taking the time to make a comment. It really does mean a lot and I hope to keep you entertained along my journey.