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It's been a looooong week

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week has been long and very drawn out. I have been having a few issues with a some students in my class which I can't go into. Suffice to say it has been stressful and tiring dealing with these issues.

I went to see my boss at 3.30pm and told her I was being naughty and leaving early. We are really supposed to stay until at least 4pm, but my boss is really lovely and lets me go home if I am tired. School finishes at 3pm, so I would only be pottering and doing paperwork anyway. I had a headache from the lack of food (left half my lunch at home) and from the noisy and draining children. The kids are so, so cool, but they are tiring and by the end of today we were all worn out.

So, now I am having a relaxing night off. It is fast food night, and we are getting Noodle Canteen (Chinese). I shall watch my portion, but I'm not counting calories tonight!

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LYNSEY723 8/3/2012 11:21AM

    I hope things improve for you next week! Take the weekend to relax and get some energy back! You're doing great!

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CARLA-216 8/3/2012 8:03AM

    I hope you get some good relaxation/decompression time this weekend!

Yeah, I bet the kids can be draining. Isn't it great you can leave them when the day and week is done? emoticon

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DARWHOHOO 8/3/2012 7:55AM

    Your boss is awesome!

I had a boss who was never as understanding as yours was...a reason I never teach full time again.

But why do you have to stay till 4 if school ends at 3? I believe as long as you get stuff done there should be no such restriction.

Anyhoo it was wonderful you got some rest


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MARINEMAMA 8/3/2012 7:49AM

    Hope you are feeling better!!! Kids are great but yes very draining!!! Definitely understand. Rest relax and take care!! You are doing great!!!

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JSTETSER 8/3/2012 5:24AM

    Pottering is a word that I've never used. I have to say that I "pottered" last night with my sewing. I hope you will read my blog today about my pottering. emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/3/2012 3:53AM

    *hugs* Relax, and enjoy your meal break! You deserve it!

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25 things I've learned from losing 25 pounds

Thursday, August 02, 2012

1. Chocolate is a necessary part of weight loss.
2. Moderation, not deprivation.
3. Strength training is not optional.
4. The gym is my best friend.
5. Veggies are yummy!
6. Smoothies are a great way to get in fruit and veg.
7. If I don't cook it there will be more oil and less veg.
8. Group fitness classes keep me motivated since there is a social aspect. People question where I have been if I skip classes.
9. My driveway isn't as long as I thought, I was just REALLY unfit.
10. Spin class isn't really my cup of tea, but I don't mind it when I want to mix things up.
11. I can hit harder than some of the boys (boxing).
12. I can leg press more than some of the men at my gym.
13. I don't really like running. It is OK, and I'll do it sometimes, but it isn't my go to exercise.
14. Close enough is good enough when it comes to tracking. I can't be perfect!
15. If I don't go straight to the gym from work, I'll never go.
16. Rest days are important, and I need 2-3 per week.
17. Tracking is a good way to 'check in' on how I am eating, but I couldn't do it everyday.
18. I'm sexy and I know it!
19. My thighs don't rub together anymore.
20. While we are on the subject of thighs - They sit next to each other. I used to have to either rest my legs further apart or sort of...stack them... One thigh on top of the other.
21. Clothes shopping is just as frustrating at this weight as it was at my highest.
22. Sometimes the best thing for my body is some rest and relaxation.
23. Losing weight is greatÖ until you donít lose for a couple of weeks!
24. Iím colder now. I wonder if that extra fat was keeping me warm?
25. It is really hard to think of 25 things... Probably won't do this again after 40 pounds!

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MARINEMAMA 8/3/2012 7:53AM

    WTG!!! And yes I would say colder is a side effect of weight loss!!!! The fat is a good insulator!!! LOL!!! You are RAWKING and looking fantastic!!, woohoo

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    Consistent great work, and great blog!!

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LYNSEY723 8/2/2012 12:42PM

    Great job! You look amazing and have learned lots of valuable lessons! If you ever lose sight of your goal, revisit this blog post. It's a great reminder of all of the "little" things that are so big and important to know in this journey.

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/2/2012 10:29AM

    I'm with you on #1. I feel so sorry for people who don't get that.

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OUBACHE 8/2/2012 8:36AM

    Great thoughts on your fabulous progress! Thank you for sharing!


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STARGAZER420 8/2/2012 7:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 8/2/2012 6:08AM

    So true! I like it a lot. Good job Jess!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/2/2012 5:59AM

    emoticon Great Job Jess! A good list, you should be proud! I find that I am cold alot too, and that it hurst to sit for more than 20 min (not as much stuffing in the back as I used to have).

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AMSPARKER 8/2/2012 2:56AM

    wow! #14, 21 and 23 really resonate with me, too! great job, keep on going!

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THEBETH43 8/2/2012 1:17AM


You've inspired me.

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Almost forgot - August goals

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Weight goal: Lose 1kg, taking me to 12kg (26.5lb) lost and 75.3kg (166lb). As my goal weight comes closer I know my weight loss may slow, but I'll stay positive and keep aiming for 1kg a month for as long as possible

Nutrition: Keep tracking as often as I can. Lets aim for 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day.

Exercise: 2 days cardio, 3 days weights, minimum. More is fine, less isn't unless I am sick or tired. Lazy is not an excuse.

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STARGAZER420 8/2/2012 7:18AM

    Love the pics, and the goals~! emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 8/1/2012 5:29PM

Good idea to take the time to set some monthly goals. I should do the same!
Wishing you much success!

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/1/2012 12:25PM

    You know, I guess I need to make goals, too!

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CARLA-216 8/1/2012 7:35AM


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JSTETSER 8/1/2012 6:04AM

    Good goals emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/1/2012 6:01AM

    Great goals! I know you'll reach them!

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AMSPARKER 8/1/2012 5:50AM

    great goals! love the cartoons, esp the chocolate one...I can relate! me and chocolate have a very intense relationship!

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    Great goals!

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/1/2012 4:23AM

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Food poisoning?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I woke up at 5am feeling sick. Got up, threw up and felt fine! I think I must have eaten something funny last night, because I don't feel like I have a stomach flu or anything, and after getting everything out of my system I was fine and able to get on with me day. Very weird.

Anyways, I got on with my day. I went to my course this morning, which was a waste of time. IT was all about using an assessment system that my school doesn't use or have plans to use, and how to best utilize your in class technology for writing. I have 1 computer and it had so many problems that I unplugged it and dumped it at the back of my room. No smartboard, no class set of ipads.... So pretty much the whole thing was irrelevant to my class and my teaching. Gah. When I went back to school I spent most of the rest of the day getting books for next week. Then I went to the junior classes to show the little ones my boxing gloves (since we are doing Olympics). They touched them, tried them on and asked me lots of questions. I think my cool rating went through the roof!

Since I was sick this morning I decided not to push it with exercise. I think it was a good decision. So, I'll have another light workout week; No biggie!

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/1/2012 12:27PM

    I have those random bouts of sickness once in a blue moon. They drive me nuts!

Hope you get to feeling better. It very well may be; food contamination is a LOT more common than people think!

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CARLA-216 8/1/2012 7:35AM

    I am glad you seem to be feeling better, and that the tummy troubles were short lived.

What a joke, the course you went to. I don't like wasting time, even if I'm "on the clock".

I bet those kids thought you were the stuff with those boxing gloves!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/1/2012 6:03AM

    Bet the kids LOVED your PINK gloves! Your COOL Factor is already high!

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AMSPARKER 8/1/2012 3:30AM

    Feel better!! Take care

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Skipped workout :(

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It just wasn't my night. I had a staff meeting and it ran later than I thought. I ate my emergency snack, but it wasn't enough and I was still starving. It was dinner time, after all! So, I went home and had dinner instead of going to the gym. I WILL go to boxing tomorrow, since I just have a short meeting after work. Also, I hurt. I did 100 sit ups at boxing yesterday instead of my usual 50. New partner kicked my butt.

Other than that, I have a NSV!

We had our Olympic day today. I used the school camera to take photos of the event, and as always the camera got passed around all the children so they could have a turn. Well, there was a photo of me on there. From the side. My least favourite angle! Except today I had no big tummy, no second chin. It was actually a good photo!

Now, I am exhausted. Olympics was fun, but it was tiring. The kids lost the plot for the afternoon, and being angry teacher uses more energy than being a fun teacher :(

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RUNNER12COM 7/31/2012 6:02PM

    Love the NSV!

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CARLA-216 7/31/2012 2:00PM

    I think you did right to skip the workout. Sometimes life or our tummy just has other plans.

Great NSV!

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LYNSEY723 7/31/2012 11:21AM

    Congrats on your NSV! You are doing a great job and I know you will get right back to your workouts!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/31/2012 5:52AM

    It's ok to listen to our bodies and skip our workouts every now and then! Sounds like you had some calories burned at Olympic day! Great job on the NSV!

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