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Non weight related goal

Monday, July 23, 2012

It is time I broke up with the scale for a while. So, with that in mind I needed to focus on a new goal. Something non weight related, something that I can more or less control. Enter

The 5K, not the marathon! I'm not that mental.

It is in 33 days. The only other one I could do is in 9 weeks, and my motivation won't last that long (although I might do it anyways, as my 3rd 5K run!) I haven't been running regularly, but when I have run it has been successful. I have been doing boxing and strength training, which is keeping me in good shape.

My training starts this week. I've even written a training plan! If this week goes well then I'll sign up for it. My goal will be a sub 40 minute time, beating my last time by 2 minutes.

Right, crazy lady, party of one!

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PAMATX 7/23/2012 9:23PM

    Fun fun! You've got this. Piece of emoticon!

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CARLA-216 7/23/2012 3:01PM

    That's a great goal! I know you'll train smart and do great on race day!

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HEAT7918 7/23/2012 6:10AM


I need to come up with some non-scale goals too... I'll work on it!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/23/2012 5:11AM

    Nice! You will do great! I bet it's a beautiful run too. Good luck with your training plan!

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    Great goal!!

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Tape measure victory

Saturday, July 21, 2012

One month ago to took my measurements for the first time. These were the results


Bust - 99cm (at the nipples/widest point)
Waist - 83cm (at the natural waist, slightly above my belly button)
Hip - 109cm (at the widest point/ my big butt)
Thigh - 62cm (mid thigh)

Today I took them again, 1 month later. Here are my new measurements


Bust - 98cm
Waist - 80cm
Hip - 106.5cm
Thigh - 58.5cm

So that means

Bust -1cm
Waist -3cm
Hip -2.5cm
Thigh - 3.5cm

Even accounting for a margin of error with the tape measure (no way to measure in exactly the same place) there are definite results. The thigh measurement proves what I have always though, that I lose from my arms and legs first.

So, screw you, scale. What do you know?

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CARLA-216 7/23/2012 2:59PM

    Wow, what great results for a month!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/22/2012 6:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I was guessing that was your case when your scale didn't budge! Thank God for NSV's! Your measurement results are AWESOME! Way to go, keep pushing hard because you are kicking butt!!!

I haven't lost weight in over 8 months (hovering between the same 1-2 pounds) but have still continued to loose inches and shrink in clothing sizes. Got to LOVE ST!

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Learning how to dress my new body - Take One

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I took my mother shopping this afternoon. I was wandering around while she was in the changing room, looking for more things for her. We were at a.... ummm.... 'older lady store'; They mainly cater to the 40+ crowd, and specialise in plus sizes, although they do carry a few items in smaller sizes. Since I am none of the above I was not looking for anything for myself. But then I saw this top, and I thought it was quite nice. Then I checked, and they had one in the smallest size, a 10 (the sizes run a little big at this store). I tried it on and it fit perfectly. It is a similar style to the tops I have been wearing, just with a clingy fabric instead of the long flowing material.

What do you all think?

Bonus, mum paid as a thank you for helping her shop. She got 2 pairs of pants and 7 tops that all look great on her. Double bonus, it is a size freaking ten! I don't care that their sizes run big, I am wearing a size 10 for the first time since I was 10!

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CARLA-216 7/23/2012 2:58PM

    I think it looks awesome on you!

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    You go girl!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/21/2012 5:45AM

    Really cute top! Looks great on you! Congrats on the 10!

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AMSPARKER 7/21/2012 2:49AM

    You look great! LOVE the cinched-in waist!

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/21/2012 2:36AM

    That looks FANTASTIC!! Was it a big-name store or a little privately owned on?


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No idea how to dress myself

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I went to the mall tonight for a few bits and bobs. I managed to score 2 bras for $40! I love half price sales! Anyway, I was browsing the clothes section and I realised that I have no idea how to dress myself now that I'm not fat. I'm not thin by any means, but I'm not fat anymore. I used to hide myself behind flowing layers, wearing only lose clothing and baggy tshirts. Now, I have no idea what to wear! I am still wearing my 'fat' tops, but I wear a belt with them to pull them in at the waist. I would love to move away from the clothing I turned to when I was 10kg heavier, but I don't know where to start! So, what to do? I need Gok Wan and I need him right now!

In other news, I had an interesting day at school. I took in some purple carrots for the kids. We peeled and cut them, then the adventurous children tried them. They were fascinated by them, and amazed that they tasted just like orange carrots! My workmates were funny as I was eating my purple carrots. One teacher, who I love, said that knowing me, it was actually normal for me to eat purple carrots. Her theory is that they fuel my strangeness. Hehe, she is awesome!

I also ended up looking after another class this afternoon. Their teacher had a meeting, and I had non contact time, so I volunteered to watch the class for the afternoon. They were a little rowdy, as expected when a new teacher is with them. At the end of the afternoon 3 girls came up to me and said that they couldn't wait until they were old enough to be in my class! AWWWWWW! I wish they would say that to the principal; It might work in my favour when my contract is up.

I was supposed to do strength training tonight but I hurt, so I skipped it. Shopping is exercise, yes? Lifting cookies to my mouth is strength training, yes? OK, maybe not, but a girl can dream!!

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    LOL, I know what you mean! So hard to suddenly change wardrobe styles!

Where do you get purple carrots, and what makes them purple?

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LYNSEY723 7/19/2012 12:22PM

    I understand the feeling! I still head towards the flowing, lose fitting tops in the stores. When I get home I realize that I actually hate to wear those now because I am hiding what I have worked so hard for! The times that I feel the most confident are before I go to the gym, when I am wearing very fitted clothes (yoga pants and tight t-shirt). I realized just last night that I need to dress like that any time I'm not at work to reaffirm to myself that my body does look better now, and is worthy of wearing fitted tank tops and shorts.

As far as what YOU should wear, I like what the other posters have said. Try everything on! You don't have to buy anything, but you can get an idea of what looks good! If you can sneak pictures that is a great idea. Good luck!! :)

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DRAGONCHILDE 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    I've been learning, slowly. I"ve stopped buying bulky oversized t-shirts, and now actually buy women's fitted styles in a... LARGE! I haven't worn a large since college! I've been in 2x for so long, I never thought I'd WANT to show my body off. I'm so proud of my shoulders, I've been buying sleeveless, too!

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/19/2012 6:33AM

    Where it comes to the clothes situation, you can have loads of fun just trying clothes on with no intention of buying. Take a friend and get her to take photos so you can look at them in private and make mental notes of what worked and what didn't. Think colours, too! Since I lost a lot of weight I have tended to gravitate toward brighter colours.

Comment edited on: 7/21/2012 2:38:34 AM

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/19/2012 5:54AM

    Enjoy being able to buy fun new styles! I too still naturally grab a larger size first, or things that "hide". It's fun to look in the mirror when you dress for your new smaller size and to say "really, that's my body!" Congrats. Sounds like you are very loved by the students in the school!

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So, apparently I offended someone

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I had just finished boxing class. I was chatting to a friend. One of the men, who was standing behind me, started talking to me. I turned around and saw he was shirtless, getting changed in the group fitness room. I said "Oh" and turned back around. He inquired as to why, and I said I didn't want to see him shirtless. He got offended, and was asking me why. I just said I didn't want to see anyone shirtless, and that there were changing rooms available. He got pissed off at me and called me a prude! Then my friend got on the bandwagon, too, and started giving me a hard time about it.

I am really annoyed. I have never said anything before because no one has asked. I just turn around and ignore the situation. Some of the boys do it, and it always makes me uncomfortable, but like I said, I just turn away or leave the room. I don't think I am a prude, I just think there is a time and place, and the back of a group fitness room is really not the place. Swimming pool? Fine. On a stage at an all male strip show? No problem.

This is the kind of guy who will bring it up until the end of time. If he starts giving me a hard time next class... I love boxing, and now I don't feel comfortable going back because of this man. I'm not a prude, I just have no desire to see 60 year old men topless when there is a changing room 20 metres away!

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/19/2012 6:32AM

    Don't worry about what THEY think - you just go with what YOU feel comfortable with!


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DRAGONCHILDE 7/18/2012 11:57AM

    I don't think you should have to justify yourself. Women aren't allowed to just strip down wherever they like, you're perfectly within your rights to not want to see half-naked men of any kind. Especially when facilities are available. You're not being a prude, you're being normal!

I wouldn't want to see that either.

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LYNSEY723 7/18/2012 11:32AM

    Oh, on second thought... I like SANDIEGOJOHN's comment better!! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 7/18/2012 11:30AM

    You did the right thing! I wouldn't want to stand there talking to him while he was changing! If he does bring it up again I'd just be honest with him! You have no interest in seeing him 1/2 naked, not because your a prude, but because there is a time and a place for everything and if you wanted to see 1/2 naked men, you'd go to a male strip show!! emoticon

Hopefully he doesn't ruin the class for you! Good luck!

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RUNNER12COM 7/18/2012 11:17AM

    Your reaction was your own to decide. As has been said already, you didn't berate him for doing it, you just chose not to watch.

If he's being a jerk about it, just punch him. It IS boxing class, right?

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MARINEMAMA 7/18/2012 8:45AM

    Hopefully he will drop it....if not ignore him and enjoy your boxing class...hugs

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SAMBINA77 7/18/2012 8:28AM

    It doesn't sound like you were being rude about it...forget him...go back and kick some butt!

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MENHALLS 7/18/2012 8:11AM

    I think you need to call him on harassment if he brings it up again. It was your sense of modesty that caused you to turn, not as if you asked him to leave the room.

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MENHALLS 7/18/2012 8:10AM

    You have a right to how you feel. If he continues to bring it up, ask him to stop & actually tell him you feel harassed by his attitude. You might even point out that you didn't ask him to leave the room. It was your sense of modesty, so you turned away.

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CARLA-216 7/18/2012 7:34AM

    I sure hope he doesn't keep dragging it up. I don't want you to feel like you can't go to boxing because he's being a petty jerk.

And you know what? I feel the same way. I also don't much care to see men wearing those shirts with the huge open sleeves that show all their hairy pits, back and/or chest hair, and man boobs.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/18/2012 5:46AM

    Hope he lets it go so you can enjoy boxing! I don't think you did anything wrong.

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