Sunday, August 29, 2010
A - Age: 21
B - Bed size: Queen, but would love a King!
C - Chore you hate: All of them! I hate housework so I pay my aunt to do it :)
D - Dog's name: I don't have a dog...my in laws have a dog called Buddy who loves me, so that counts
E - Essential start-your-day item: Breakfast!
F - Favorite color: Purple and silver and aqua
G - Gold or silver: silver
H - Height: 171cm or about 5'8".
I - Instruments you play: Clarinet. I can play Mary Had a Little Lamb and the theme tune from Sesame Street
J - Job title: Student/Waitress
K - Kid(s): Furbabies?
L - Living arrangements: With my boyfriend right now, moving in with my parents in October or November
M - Mom's name: Naomi
N - Nickname(s): Jess, my real name is Jessica but no one calls me that but my grandparents
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I have stayed overnight by the boyfriends bedside (on 3 chairs pushed together in the ER) but I haven't been a paitient at a hospital since I was born
P - Pet peeve: Misquoted common sayings, bad drivers, people who don't push their chairs in
Q - Quote from a movie: Ummmm I have no idea right now
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 real sister, 1 sister who I adopted and love as a sister
T - Time you wake up: Depends if I need to be anywhere! Anywhere from 6am-10am
U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": Unusual
V - Vegetable you dislike: Most veggies...Too bitter
W - Ways you run late: Not being able to find the clothes I want or trying not to be early I distract myself and end up running late
X - X-rays you've had: Left ankle (bruised the bone at 8 then broke it at 20), wrist, shoulder
Y - Yummy food you make: I'm a great baker (hmmm might be why I'm overweight) and cook. I love making simple meals though, like a roast or a steak with potato
Z - Zoo favorite: I love giraffes and elephants. I would love to go on an African safari to see them in the 'wind'
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Today was hard. Less motivation + looooong walk/run yesterday meant that I really had to push myself to keep going. I know I shouldn't run on consecutive days when I'm new, but having that extra day off when I was sick really messed my plans up. Just this once shouldn't hurt... I hope!
Anyway, like I said it was harder and I was definatly ready to have get it over with. But I did it and now I'm sitting at home (in bed because thats where my laptop is and its soooooo cozy) doing some thinking. I'm thinking about my sore, tired muscles that have been pushed this week. I'm thinking how I like how it hurts. It doesn't hurt in a bad way, just a 'hey, we did something new this week' way. I like it. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something. Even if the scale won't move and I do cave and have a bowl of ice cream (don't shop while on a binge!!!!!!!) I can feel that I have worked hard.
I'm going out tonight for the boyfriends surprise birthday drinks. He thinks he is going out with his friend. Little does he know that his friend and I have been chatting and plotting and when they get to the bar I will be there along with a couple of his friends. I think it will be a nice surprise! Now we just have to get him there. According to his friend he is very resistant about going out and has said that if he does go out he wants to go to a specific bar, unfortunatly not the one the party is at! Why oh why can't he just be compliant? Just this once? I'm going to be sober driver, so I will have a glass of wine at the most and stick to water for the rest of the night. I'm not going to eat at the bar, greasy bar food is not going to help me!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Another week draws to a close.
I have lost nothing this week. Not a gram. I know my bad day can't have helped, but come on people! Next week, must loose, no matter what. For my sanity if nothing else. I know I have made progress because my clothes fit better, but for better or worse I am counting on that number on the scale to tell me that my efforts are paying off.
Classes start back on Tuesday. Because Tuesday and Friday are uni days and I have to get up at 6am just to make it to class on time (8am classes can bite me) I will be taking these days as rest days for the rest of semester. No way am I getting up at 5am to work out, that isn't happening, and on Tuesday I don't get home til after 6 and it is dark.
The plan for next week is as follows:
Sunday - 3km walk
Monday - 4km walk + W2 D1
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 5km walk
Thursday - 4km walk + W2 D2
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 4km walk + W2 D3
Week 2 calls for 2 minutes running, 1 minute walking, then repeat 5 times for a total of 15 minutes. Like I said last week, I can so anything for 15 minutes! The way I'm looking at it is last week I had to run for 7 minutes a day, this week it is 10. Thats only another 3 minutes! I can do it!
Providing I don't get sick everything should work out just fine!
AND I'm going to print out my running timetable and stick it to my front door so that it will remind me to get it done. I am also going to do a sort of gold star reward system. Every run I do I will put a sticker on the timetable next to the week. If I do all my runs in a fortnight (6 stickers) I can buy myself something running related, like a new top or something. I work well with rewards and star charts. And I have heaps of stickers from teaching.
Eating wise I have the following goals:
Limit junk food to once every couple of days. A mars bar once a week? Fine. Once a day? Not OK!
Get better at eating breakfast again. I was slacking on this last week!
Wish me luck everyone, and I wish you all luck with your goals for next week!
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