Uptimegirl.com

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About
Hi I'm Bec! I'm a 30-something, married, lady, author and former IT Professional living in Brisbane Australia. The past 16 years have looked like this... Web Designer Desktop Supporter Wedding Network Admin Team Leader Intranet...
Project 8352
!!!Project completed July 2011!!! After a short adult lifetime of accumulating ‘stuff’ it’s time for me to clear personal debt, reclaim the apartment floor, and stop living like a material girl! Follow my progress as...

About

Hi I’m Bec!

I’m a 30-something, married, lady, author and former IT Professional living in Brisbane Australia. The past 16 years have looked like this…

  • Web Designer
  • Desktop Supporter
  • Wedding
  • Network Admin
  • Team Leader
  • Intranet & LMS Admin/Web Designer
  • IT Manager
  • Freelance writer

And I’m hoping the next few look like this…

  • peace
  • passion
  • Profit?!!

My opinions are my own.

<3 Bec

Freelance
It's like coming up for air.  Blogging from a train, middle of the day, on the way to a movie.  It's lovely to be in...
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Time for treasure!
Working through chapter 5 gives you the chance to hollow out your solid cubes and start creating realistic objects. Other that briefly with the multiple...
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Hip to be square
Straight edges make a triumphant return in Lesson 4! Who doesn't like drawing a good cube? Personally I would have liked to start the book...
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Hollow spheres
Here's me working on making my spheres hollow.  I had a fairly busy weekend and didn't move on to working on the different textures suggested...
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Relaxing Sunday
BBQ, South Park and no chores left to do.
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Many Spheres – Handle it!
Lesson three is a longer chapter (14 pages) with a lot of fun details provided about texture, light-placement for 3d cut-outs, and light v size...
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Project 8352

!!!Project completed July 2011!!!

After a short adult lifetime of accumulating ‘stuff’ it’s time for me to clear personal debt, reclaim the apartment floor, and stop living like a material girl!

Follow my progress as I work the balance sheet from -$8352 to +$1

Starting in November 2009 during the first week of each month I’ll post a balance sheet so you can cheer (or jeer) me along the way.

Freelance
It's like coming up for air.  Blogging from a train, middle of the day, on the way to a movie.  It's lovely to be in...
Read More
Time for treasure!
Working through chapter 5 gives you the chance to hollow out your solid cubes and start creating realistic objects. Other that briefly with the multiple...
Read More
Hip to be square
Straight edges make a triumphant return in Lesson 4! Who doesn't like drawing a good cube? Personally I would have liked to start the book...
Read More
Hollow spheres
Here's me working on making my spheres hollow.  I had a fairly busy weekend and didn't move on to working on the different textures suggested...
Read More
Relaxing Sunday
BBQ, South Park and no chores left to do.
Read More
Many Spheres – Handle it!
Lesson three is a longer chapter (14 pages) with a lot of fun details provided about texture, light-placement for 3d cut-outs, and light v size...
Read More
Perspective
Working with perspective sees us revisiting the friendly orbs. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to feel messy and artistic today with lots of blending suggested...
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The oncoming storm
The most wonderful thing about my home is the ever-changing canvas I see from my lounge room windows. Three hours ago there was a pure...
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Territory

I’ve been thinking about coming back to the blog, but I’m not sure what to write about. I purchased this domain a decade ago and haven’t ever really had a plan for it. I stopped bothering because it’d slowly become a weight loss blog, and I’m quite over discussing what I’m …

Spinach, tomato and onion omelette

I love my new personal blender. I’ve owned it for less than a month and mostly I’ve been using it for fruit smoothie action. Today however I decided to try a bit of lazy breakfast prep using it… Verdict, Winner! 1 cup baby spinach 1 whole egg 1 cup egg …

Lifeshape

In early May I made the decision to drop the 12wbt in favour of a more personalised one-on-one approach to my whole fitness and nutrition programme. To be clear, there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with 12wbt. I loved the food on Michelle’s programme, but had to really heavily customise the 6 day …

Monday foggy workout

Was quite dim outside this morning, lots of fog coming off the river. Not bad conditions for a first day back at running, but a little bit slippery at times down by the pier. Have to check my shoes when they’re dry and figure out if they’re getting worn out, …

Fitness Test Results

I worked out this morning, and while I was out there I ticked off my 1KM time trial and other fitness benchmarks. Session breakdown: 56mins | 474cals | didn’t note down my min/max HR and I don’t have a link for my new polar yet so I can’t pull the …

12WBT Round2 2013

I’ve signed back up to 12WBT. ADF isn’t working out well for me while I’m at work., I’m getting a mad swing between binge eating on the ‘feast days’ or cracking headaches on the ‘fast days’. Works for some, not for me. With 12WBT I know it works, I know …

Easter reality checks

My new weight loss plan is all about sustainable action – I’ve counted points, exercised for two hours a day, hand crafted every meal to the nth degree… it’s all very successful, but it doesn’t gel with me, or my lifestyle. I am busy and driven at work, and yet …

52 Weeks

This yo-yo bullshit needs to end. According to my round 1 2012 stats I was 10kgs lighter this time last year. And I’m actually down from a post-xmas 100kg high. There are plenty of excuses I could throw out at this point to justify this current state of affairs, that’s …

Winter is coming

Dropped far too much of my pay on new autumn/winter boots today… But they’re Ziera, leather, and don’t need ‘breaking in’. Due to my life (without a car) and specific job requirements I’m brutal on shoes. Not exaggerating… I churn through payless/target in less than a fortnight. In any day …

Perspective

This weeks Bones was told from the perspective of the body and I sat here, crushed while it reduced me to tears… Until Mr J walked behind me, farted, and yelled “merry Christmas!!!”