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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yesterday was a day of seeing people that I hadn't seen for a while. The comments about my weight loss came, as I expect them to. They varied yesterday from really lovely to a little... offensive?

My former workmate, and 2 girls I went to uni with were amazed, and kept telling me how good I look and how proud they are of me. It was really nice. My boyfriends aunt, however.... her comments came off a bit rude. Like telling me I'd lost a couple of chins, and she was feeling my waist (I am not a touchy person) and telling me how much I had lost from there. I know I was fat, I am aware, but being told that I had lost a few chins (and a few more comments that I can't recall) stung. Anyways, I have to take the good with the bad, and I am just glad that I have lost the weight!

Last night I met 2 other teacher friends for dinner. We met at uni and we catch up every couple of months for a catch up. I wish I could log talking as exercise... We talked for 2 and a half hours! Whew! Anyway, the topic of exercise came up, and we started talking about strength training. The girls asked what I was lifting, so I told them. They said that it sounded dangerous to lift that amount of weight! Oh how I laughed. I don't even think I lift that much! They are still firmly in the low weight. high reps camp. I give out advice that people don't want, so I didn't go into my reasons. So the short story is that my friends think that I'm pretty hardcore.

I dragged myself to the gym for a quick weights workout this afternoon. I was not keen to go, but once I was there I was fine! New program on Tuesday, excited!

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CARLA-216 8/13/2012 2:41PM

    Wow, some folks really have no filter, do they? But then I can't imagine saying that to anyone, especially you who had no extra chins to lose to start with.

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PATSYB7 8/12/2012 2:27PM

    What a nasty old crow! Ignore her--she's probably jealous. Bask in the compliments of your friends and the feeling of health and well-being. Good for you for lifting "heavy"! I totally advocate for that. It gets results. Keep up the good work!

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PAMATX 8/12/2012 1:37PM

    She sounds like a mean old nasty woman. I agree, rude! The best revenge? To continue living well. Take that, mean old nasty lady!


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SUNSET09 8/12/2012 8:56AM

  You have accomplished what others would love to, so that is just envy talking. It's a joy that you've lost that "other chin", however look at it this way; what if she had told you that when you HAD the other chin?! Would it feel any better?!? If they try the weight, then they can understand. You are a living witness that it can and did happen. Donít let anyone steal your joy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 8/12/2012 8:13AM

    So often people will try to sabotage a good plan. If you can do it, maybe they can. But if you CAN'T, then why should they try.
Have you ever watched a bucket of crabs? When one crab starts to climb out of the bucket, another will pull the leader back down. No one gets out, no one succeeds. LET'S LEARN FROM THE CRABS. There are too many crabs in this world already.

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/12/2012 6:31AM

    Open this link:


You might be pleasantly surprised :-)


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Having the night off

Friday, August 10, 2012

Usually I zoom out of work as soon as I can on a Friday. After a long week I just want to go to the gym and go home! But this afternoon I felt oddly motivated, so I got things done. I wrote Mondays program and next weeks spelling words

the learning intentions for maths and reading for the week

and the literacy program on the whiteboard.

Then I did the homework sheet and the maths sheets (there are 4, 1 for each group). Finally I decided to collect the other teacher who stayed late and go home. We can't be in the school alone, so the second to last person has to grab the last person on their way out.

After work I rode that motivation all the way to the gym. 25 minutes of strength training, full body workout. I had strength training victories today, so I'll share them. I leg pressed 100kg (220lb) and chest pressed with 2 12.5kg (27lb) dumbbells.

All I have to do this weekend is type up the maths and reading rotations, and organise the reading purposes for my reading groups. Looking forward to a relaxing and lazy weekend!

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CATLADY52 8/10/2012 5:35PM

    Great on all fronts. emoticon

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PATSYB7 8/10/2012 1:13PM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

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LYNSEY723 8/10/2012 12:35PM

    Great job!! It feels so great to get things done. I hope I have the same type of success this weekend! Congrats on your new ST victories! emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/10/2012 5:47AM

    You had a productive end of the day! Way to go, it will make walking in Monday go so smooth. (hope your custodian's know not to erase your boards over the weekend!) Great NSV's in the gmy!

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Feeling better today

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I went to bed early last night (after eating Burger King... Tiredness leads to poor choices. Still, I had the small grilled chicken burger, half a medium fries and a diet sprite) and slept very well. I slept for over 8 hours straight, and woke up feeling a lot better. I got through my day and decided the gym would be a good idea. I did half of my weights workout and then a boxing class. It felt good to get moving and get back to my routine. Just as a note, my gym hires the sweetest people. I forgot a hairtie, and when I asked for a rubber band at the desk the receptionist gave me one of hers instead. She is always such a sweetie!

So, wish me luck for the rest of the week. I hope I can keep on with this momentum!

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PAMATX 8/8/2012 3:36PM

    Glad you're feeling better. Good luck! You can do it!

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LYNSEY723 8/8/2012 1:19PM

    So happy to hear you are feeling better and have some energy back! Great job on your workout!!

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CARLA-216 8/8/2012 10:56AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better, and good luck that it continues for the rest of the week!

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    Glad you're feeling better!

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AMSPARKER 8/8/2012 4:59AM

    Good Luck! Send some of that momentum my way! And I'm glad to know that you are feeling better.

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Just so tired

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Argh, I am having one of those week. No matter how much I sleep I am just so tired. I could go to bed right now and probably sleep until morning. I skipped my workout tonight. I even went to the gym (had a meeting with my trainer), but I couldn't find enough energy to get changed. Everyone at school is sick, so I wouldn't be surprised if I am coming down with something again. Ick.

I had a short meeting with my trainer, as I do every 4-6 weeks. II need a new program, my old one was getting too easy/boring. I told him that I want to be able to do a full pull up by the end of the year. I'm not fussy, I just want one. He is going to help me towards my goal by designing a program that will support my new goal. He thought it was a great goal to have. I think he likes training me because I ask to be worked hard, to be challenged.

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JSTETSER 8/9/2012 5:58AM

    I can see why a trainer would love to have someone who wants to get worked harder. I bet trainers see lots of people who want an easy path.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/7/2012 7:26PM

    Hope you are feeling better! The joys of being in a school... lots of germs!

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CARLA-216 8/7/2012 12:01PM

    I hope you perk up soon and are able to avoid the sickies this time.

WooHoo - a new strength program coming right up!

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TWINSMOMMY607 8/7/2012 10:03AM

    I hope you feel better soon, my first year teaching I was really sick. I don't get as sick anymore because my immune system has built it's self up.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/7/2012 2:26AM

    I'm trying my best, but it is winter where I live...

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LBLYKOWSKI 8/7/2012 2:22AM

    Consider getting some sunlight, your body might need the mood lift it can provide and help you get past the sleepies.

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A few photos of my road trip

Sunday, August 05, 2012

It was a 4 hour round trip, and we stopped for lunch in Whangarei. It is a smallish city in Northland. I didn't get many photos, unfortunately. It was raining a lot of the time, and there weren't many rest stops. Most of the NZ country side looks like this

and this

Sometimes there are more trees.

But, we did stop at a place called Marsden Point and I snapped these photos

The mist was low over the islands and it was really pretty.

And this fella provided entertainment

Now I am sleepy, and still have some planning to do! Gah, better get on to it.

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CARLA-216 8/7/2012 11:55AM

    Beautiful country you live in!

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NOTBLUSHING 8/5/2012 9:36AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 8/5/2012 3:15AM

    Gr8 photos!

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