Friday, December 06, 2013
Another ode to fruit and veggies!
3 punnets of strawberries (I'm addicted. They'll be gone by Tuesday morning)
2 punnets of blueberries
Bunch of bananas
Punnet of green grapes
4 zucchini (I already have some other veggies in the fridge and freezer)
My yummy breakfasts and snacks for the next few days. My current fave is 100g of greek yogurt with 1t of jam mixed into it with 1/3C of blueberries and 1/2 of sliced strawberries . Delish!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
I honestly thought that once I had lost 20kg the fat days would be over. I'd never hate my body again. But, I'm a woman and we tend to be very hard on ourselves. I'm especially hard on myself, always striving for something that would take photoshop to achieve.
I shouldn't feel fat. This is a photo of me 6 weeks ago
I'm a size 10 (US 6) with a normal BMI. Top end of normal but I lift heavy and have a lot of muscle. My fiance tells me that I'm perfect, my friends tell me to stop worrying. Despite all of that reassurance I'm still not happy with my body and I still have days where I feel fat.
There was an incident that I didn't blog about. It was around 2 weeks ago, at the supermarket. A woman whispered (loudly) to her partner something about my legs and how they looked in the shorts that I was wearing. Looking straight at me, I was the only person in the aisle. I went and got a block of chocolate (because I'm human and I eat some junk food) and the woman commented about how I looked guilty and I knew I shouldn't be eating chocolate.
Now the above sounds unbelievable, right? Who would actually say that about someone when they can hear? Her, apparently. I've been really down on myself ever since then, especially about my thighs. I have been trying to think positive things, like
- I was wearing size 10 (US size 6) shorts. How can anyone who wears that size have fat thighs?
- I can squat and deadlift my own body weight, so I have some serious muscle going on in my thighs. I still have fat on my legs because that is where I carry it.
- She wasn't exactly a picture of slimness and health (OK that isn't positive, but she started it!)
So, that is where I'm at. 20kg down. In maintenance for nearly a year with a 1-2kg gain. Still feel fat some days.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, zucchini! There were cherries but I scoffed them.
I can't be the only one who gets a thrill out of buying colourful, fresh, and cheap summer fruit and veg, can I?
Or the only one who eats nothing BUT fresh fruit and veg until it runs out?
OK, maybe it's just me. Maybe I'm obsessed! All I know is my dessert tonight is sliced strawberries, blueberries, and Greek yogurt mixed with some strawberry jam. Ohhhhh yeaaaaaah.
OH AND BY THE WAY
I had my fully registered teacher graduation.
I hate how my thighs look in these jeans, but I had to do a quick costume change before the event since a careless child put his paint pottle in a silly place and I sat on it. Red paint all over my bum! Co-workers had a laugh though!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
My quest for normality is going well. I've been to the gym 3 times this week (2 boxing classes and a weights session) and I'm feeling good. A little sore, but good! Tomorrow is another weights day, and then I have Friday off!I've also been eating pretty well, with lots of fruit and veggies. There was a morning tea at work on Monday, but I only had a small plate, and I didn't get seconds. Moderation!
I got some great news the day before grandpa died, and I was so preoccupied that I forgot to tell you guys!
I have a job!
It is at a decile 1 school** with a lot of Maori and Pasifika children. It is a small school of 140 students. I am very passionate about working with low decile children, and with raising the achievement of Maori and Pasifika students. I will be teaching new entrants (5 year olds, brand new to school). I am excited and nervous! I currently teach gifted, independent 8-11 year olds, so changing to 5 year olds that probably won't speak a lot of English is going to be a huge change. I'll manage though, and I'm looking forward to a new challenge.
Also, as of today, I am a fully registered teacher! I applied for registration 10 days ago, and I got the official email today.
** In NZ all schools have a decile rating, based on the socioeconomic status of the surrounding area. Decile 1 schools have poorer students, decile 10 schools are in rich areas. Decile 1 schools tend to have a lot of Maori and Pasifika students, decile 10 tend to have a lot of European and Asian students. I realise that all sounds terrible, but it's just the way it is.
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