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Things you would never have done before you got to NZ - downbeat stuff

Old Jul 5th 2012, 5:20 am
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just put some more stuff on laybuy
couldnt help myself wanted something new for next weekend as im going to Napier for a girls weekend

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since being here - ear infection needing syringing then resulting in vertigo. never had ear problems before. Take it that counts
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since being here - ear infection needing syringing then resulting in vertigo. never had ear problems before. Take it that counts
Couldn't it have been cleared up with anti-biotics?
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Couldn't it have been cleared up with anti-biotics?
apparently not, stocked up on anti vertigo medication whilst we were in the UK. just get the occasional swimming head feeling now
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Thought it was just me that had suffered with my ears since being here! Never had anything like it in UK - constant blocking. It's driven me made on occassions.

Don't think my skin has ever been so dry either.
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Thought it was just me that had suffered with my ears since being here! Never had anything like it in UK - constant blocking. It's driven me made on occassions.

Don't think my skin has ever been so dry either.
there I was thinking it was just me and my son my ears seem more "moist" here
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Thought it was just me that had suffered with my ears since being here! Never had anything like it in UK - constant blocking. It's driven me made on occassions.

Don't think my skin has ever been so dry either.
Cos your upside down.....
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Thought it was just me that had suffered with my ears since being here! Never had anything like it in UK - constant blocking. It's driven me made on occassions.

Don't think my skin has ever been so dry either.
My skin has gone the opposite - so oily its untrue! My face is like a slick by the end of the day - gross.

I've tried all sorts of different skin care products. I've always had oily skin but its just terrible since I got to NZ.

Oh and in Aus I had major sinus issues which went away as soon as I left the country! Another reason to not want to live there!
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I've had problems with my ears since I've been here to. Infact I feel like I've been permanently ill since we got here. I don't eat as healthily here as I did in the UK. I've put on a load of weight & feel permanently tired
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I've had problems with my ears since I've been here to. Infact I feel like I've been permanently ill since we got here. I don't eat as healthily here as I did in the UK. I've put on a load of weight & feel permanently tired
That doesn't sound good. I'd say the additional weight and tiredness are definitely linked though.

I have to say i'm the opposite. Due to lack of convenience pre packaged meals in the supermarket I have to cook fresh much much more and also have to cook seasonally due to high cost of out of season food.....$4-5 for a capsicum anyone?!?!

I struggle with my weight anyway but before I left the UK originally to go travelling I was nearing a size 20!!!!!

I'm now down to a size 16 and my weight fluctuates but I know why - I don't exercise enough and enjoy a bit too much of and

Now I've got my medical coming up i'm back on a health kick cutting down the booze, exercising more and following a healthy diet - I'm hoping to reach a size 14!
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That doesn't sound good. I'd say the additional weight and tiredness are definitely linked though.

I have to say i'm the opposite. Due to lack of convenience pre packaged meals in the supermarket I have to cook fresh much much more and also have to cook seasonally due to high cost of out of season food.....$4-5 for a capsicum anyone?!?!

I struggle with my weight anyway but before I left the UK originally to go travelling I was nearing a size 20!!!!!

I'm now down to a size 16 and my weight fluctuates but I know why - I don't exercise enough and enjoy a bit too much of and

Now I've got my medical coming up i'm back on a health kick cutting down the booze, exercising more and following a healthy diet - I'm hoping to reach a size 14!
It's not good at all. I do cook from fresh but find the choice of vegetables somewhat restrictive. I was going to make a paella on Monday, then I saw the price of peppers, so that went out the window. I used to eat lots of stir-frys in the UK, made with fresh ingredients. Not a problem in the summer but cost-wise & choice-wise it is in the winter.

I used to like broccoli but I can't stand the sight of it now! I used to exercise but I find I'm even more tired afterwards than I was before. I don't get an endorphin rush at all . Blood tests all come back normal, so I'm obviously just a lazy cow .

Had to go back to the UK in March for a few weeks, lost weight whilst I was there & felt better. I may have mentioned a holiday to Aitutaki that we returned from a week ago, lost weight then too. Despite my consumption of yummy cocktails, ice cream etc., so it must be NZ causing me to be ill

Best of luck with your weight-loss/health kick, you've obviously got a lot of determination so I'm sure you'll succeed
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It's not good at all. I do cook from fresh but find the choice of vegetables somewhat restrictive. I was going to make a paella on Monday, then I saw the price of peppers, so that went out the window. I used to eat lots of stir-frys in the UK, made with fresh ingredients. Not a problem in the summer but cost-wise & choice-wise it is in the winter.

I used to like broccoli but I can't stand the sight of it now! I used to exercise but I find I'm even more tired afterwards than I was before. I don't get an endorphin rush at all . Blood tests all come back normal, so I'm obviously just a lazy cow .

Had to go back to the UK in March for a few weeks, lost weight whilst I was there & felt better. I may have mentioned a holiday to Aitutaki that we returned from a week ago, lost weight then too. Despite my consumption of yummy cocktails, ice cream etc., so it must be NZ causing me to be ill

Best of luck with your weight-loss/health kick, you've obviously got a lot of determination so I'm sure you'll succeed
Ahh i do sympathise totally! Maybe i'm trying to lead a horse to water here as you've probably in NZ far longer than I!!!

I find Countdown quite ridiculous for some veggies when its off season. I've sometimes made the effort to go to the fruit and veg shop instead and low and behold....instead for $4 for a pepper, its $2! instead of $4 for a cucumber - its $2!

My flattie goes to the markets all the time and she was eating avocado last night and I commented about not wanted to spend $2.50 on it this time of year -she gets them for $1 each!

I think the key in NZ is really trying to eat seasonally as much as you can. I've given up finding fresh sugar snap beans (mmm)! and just adapting your recipes accordingly. What about frozen beans etc for your stir frys? and frozen peas! yum!

I use the website http://www.healthyfood.co.nz/ alot. together with Weightwatchers recipes
I also buy the Healthy Food Guide Magazine and its got great recipes in there - very seasonal too.

There's a couple of yummy sounding ones i've just seen that I'm going to try - Greek style meatball tray bake and Ravioli vege bake - both freeze well so I can eat 2 portions and freeze 2!

As for my determination erm
yes - right - well - lets see how i go! but you gotta aim high!
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