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Lame excuses. Today is a 'once in a while' day.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I always say to new sparkers that 'once in a while' won't hurt as long as it is really once in a while. I really believe that some days there will be fast food and no exercise, and it all happens. So, today I had a once in a while day.

It started at breakfast when I poured my cereal, open my yogurt and discovered that the yogurt (purchased yesterday) was so runny it looked like milk. I could have had toast, but between that, and my fringe not behaving, and a short discussion about the state of my relationship with my boyfriend I sort of threw my hands up and decided I'd grab a bagel from McDonalds when I got my coffee. One of those mornings. Luckily I had a course today, so I got a sleep in, which was the bright spot in my morning!

Lunch was sushi, grabbed before I headed back to school. I had already prearranged it with myself, so I could go straight to my course without heading into work to put my lunch in the fridge. I did take fruit for my snacks, though.

Now I have a case of the Can't - be - f***eds, and mum has suggested Indian, so I'm gonna run with it.

Later I am meeting 2 girlfriends for dessert.

Luckily these days don't happen often. I am usually all prepared for a good breakfast, I take my healthy lunch to school, I cook a good dinner and I don't go out for dessert often at all. Maybe twice this year?

No exercise because I'm still on a cardio ban. Weights only until I am better, and I did weights yesterday.

  
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PAMATX 8/29/2012 10:15PM

    You have to have once in a while. If you restrict to much, it could lead to an all-out rebellion. I hope your dessert was yummy!

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LYNSEY723 8/29/2012 12:10PM

    Sometimes a break is just what we need to come back refreshed and feeling good again! Way to go - you are doing awesome!!

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TWINSMOMMY607 8/29/2012 9:36AM

    A once and a while day is great. We all need a break!

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LIVEDAILY 8/29/2012 8:13AM

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These "once-in-a-while" days are what make up a life. LIFE is real; stuff happens. You're flexible enough to take it in stride, and then move on. It's a great and healthy attitude to have!
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JSTETSER 8/29/2012 6:15AM

    Remember: Two steps forward, one step back is really one step forward and TWO steps forward.
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COLETTEISGREAT 8/29/2012 6:07AM

    A great demonstration of "once in a while"... and this is good for mental health.

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PATSYB7 8/29/2012 5:37AM

    I agree with Olivianight--it's important to take these things in stride and move on. Thank goodness for Sparkpeople! Today is a new day--enjoy! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/29/2012 5:35AM

    It's good that you're not stressing about it : ) Mu parents are up for a visit until Saturday so I'm going to have to try SO hard not to have four 'once in a while' days in a row.

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My first weights injury

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Now don't worry, I'm not dying. I DID, however, injure myself at the gym tonight. Slightly. I may be over reacting, since I'm not getting any sympathy around here. When I was unloading my 20kg (dust off the shoulders...) plates off the leg press machine to put them back where they live I caught a bit of skin on my hand between 2 of the 20kg plates. It actually really hurt. There was swearing at the time and now there is slight bruising. It is the most silly and pathetic injury in the whole wide world, but it hurt!

Anyway, moving on....

So I made it to the gym today. Some coughing, but I managed. I need to add weight to my bench press and my military press next time. I decreased the counter weight for my triceps dips today, and went to 40kg on the leg press. Moving on up!


Can I just say that I love my gym and the staff? They are awesome. The receptionist is so sweet. Well, they both are. We were chatting at the counter today, and when she was walking through the gym she kept popping over to see me. Not in a bothersome way, most probably because she was bored. She never interrupted me and I thought she was being sweet. Also, the advertisement for the new classes needs the Miss Bubble correcting pen taken to it, and when I pointed it out to my trainer he was really receptive about it. He was joking around with me about it being an occupational hazard, me finding spelling/grammar faults. I told him the revised copy had to be on my desk in the morning for marking!

  
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JSTETSER 8/30/2012 5:54AM

    Take good care of yourself!

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PAMATX 8/28/2012 10:05PM

    Pinchy pinchy ouch! But I bet you finished your workout. After the swearing.

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LEXIE63 8/28/2012 12:17PM

    Amazing how painful those little finger pinches can be! Yeouch!
You are doing great though!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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LYNSEY723 8/28/2012 10:22AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury!! But great job on increasing weight!! :)

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CARLA-216 8/28/2012 10:09AM

    You're getting so strong! Isn't it awesome?

Sorry about your injury, but glad it wasn't a major one.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/28/2012 9:41AM

    Sorry about your injury, but I'm glad you like your gym so much! And LOL, I too am one of THOSE people, the ones who can't stand spelling errors, improper punctuation, etc. Glad you're spreading awareness of the importance of standardized communication! :)

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/28/2012 8:36AM

    Glad your injury sounds minor.

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LIVEDAILY 8/28/2012 6:02AM

    emoticon ouchiees!! That must have smarted quite a bit! Hope you put ice on it right away...that helps with bruising. Must attend to replacing weights so it doesn't ever happen again!!

"Miss Bubble correcting pen" lol!! Every teacher has that in their bag of tricks!!

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/28/2012 5:49AM

    Sorry about the hurting, but I guess that won't be the last time! I LAUGHED when I read about "the Miss Bubble correcting pen" because I have a tendency to do that too - LOL! My favourite is WHEN I am in a take-away (which is hardly ever now) I often pick up, and comment on, spelling mistakes on professionally made signs - things like "Tomatoe" "Potatoe" "Chese" .... and the list goes on :-(

Kris

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/28/2012 5:44AM

    Glad you are too hurt. emoticon on increasing your weights and making it to the gym when under the weather.

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A little pinspiration

Monday, August 27, 2012


My progress is slow, but it IS progress!




I get called obsessed a lot. I find it offensive! I don't tell them that they are obsessed with an activity they enjoy!


I love being able to do hard things! Makes me hardcore!


A funny one!

I've having these printed on tshirts at some stage... LOVE THEM!




  
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JSTETSER 8/29/2012 6:16AM

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/27/2012 2:11PM

    Is there a good website (or store) for awesome fitness shirts? I love the idea of having some of these (and many other wonderful sayings) as shirts!

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/27/2012 2:11PM

    These are great!!! I especially love the reference to slow progress being progress!

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LYNSEY723 8/27/2012 12:39PM

    Love it!!! :)

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OUBACHE 8/27/2012 8:00AM

    Great!

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LIVEDAILY 8/27/2012 7:54AM

    These are great! Oh...now I REALLY have to go to Pinterest!!
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RUNNER12COM 8/27/2012 7:45AM

    These are perfect for a Monday morning!

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CAT609 8/27/2012 7:05AM

    Awesome

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/27/2012 6:46AM

    I'm there with the plank one!

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JSTETSER 8/27/2012 6:39AM

    I love the hard one. So true.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 8/27/2012 5:59AM

    Love the things I find on pinterest. These are great! I can see you wearing a lifting shirt too!

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NUOVAELLE 8/27/2012 2:29AM

    Really great! I loved the one with the plank!
Thank you for the inspiration!

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Back to the gym today

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Instead of my favourite Sunday routine of running to the gym, doing my weights and then walking home I opted to drive to the gym, do my weights and then drive back. Much better idea for today!

I felt fine doing my weights. A little coughing still, but since the gym is nearly empty on a Sunday I wasn't bothering anyone. AND The receptionist commented on my weight loss! That was nice. I am enjoying my new weights routine, since it gives me lots of variety.

Had a nice, healthy lunch when I got home. Chicken and salad pita pocket with 2 tangelos on the side. YUM!

And that is my day! I am planning on doing some more relaxing and then diving into some planning for next week. Sunday afternoon always comes too quickly on the weekend.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 8/26/2012 9:01PM

    Keep getting healthier! So glad it sounds like you're doing better!

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RUNNER12COM 8/26/2012 8:37AM

    You know your body best, so good for you on adjusting the routine a bit and still getting a great workout.

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/26/2012 6:35AM

    I am NOT going to say "YOU ARE CRAZY" .....! I am NOT going to say "give your body a chance to recover!" Instead I will keep my trap shut!! (LOL)

Kris

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LIVEDAILY 8/25/2012 11:28PM

    It sounded like a lovely day! Glad you are beginning to feel better!
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DRAGONCHILDE 8/25/2012 10:16PM

    Glad you're on the mend. Take it easy, and you'll be back to your old tricks in no time!

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Friday was a right off

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No blog yesterday? Well, there was nothing much to report. I had a good nights sleep. I discovered a good sleeping position that meant minimal coughing and nose leakage (sorry!)

Since on Thursday I was sent home at 3pm and told not to come back until Monday, I had arranged a reliever to look after my babies for the day. I watched bad tv for most of the morning and went to the doctor. Diagnosis of hay fever that turned into a sinus and chest infection. That explains why I didn't feel that bad this week; It was only hay fever until the infection kicked in. I am on broad, strong, antibiotics for 10 days and steroids for 10 days. The steroids aren't too strong, so I'm not expecting a gain, but I may not lose anymore until I am off them.

After the doctor I had a naughty lunch from the bakery. I wanted a cream donut and I was gonna have one. Then I slept for 4 hours. I woke up, relocated to mums bed (she gets more channels on her TV) and watched TV and dozed for another couple of hours. I was so sick I just wanted to sleep so I didn't have to deal with feeling so terrible. My plan was to sleep until I was better.

I was supposed to take my boyfriend our for his birthday dinner, but I was so sick he offered to pick up burgers. I opted for the grilled chicken tenders and chips as a slightly better option.

Even after all that napping I was still ready for bed at 9.30pm. I managed to stay awake until nearly 11, since there was something on that I really wanted to watch, but I was napping in the ads. I still slept all night, and didn't wake up until the boyfriends alarm went off around 8am.

So, that was my sick day.

Today I am feeling much better. I'm still snotty and coughing but not as much as I have been. It is the boyfriends birthday, so I picked up his birthday cupcake and surprised him at work. I picked up a mini cupcake for myself (they are 2 bites, 1 if you're really keen) and they gave me 1 extra for free, so I had a little treat today! We went out for lunch, visited his parents and then came home to watch some TV and have a quiet afternoon. He is off out with the boys tonight, and it sounds suitably boring and geeky, so I'm staying home. Quiet night with mum, which is just what I need.

  
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TWINSMOMMY607 8/26/2012 11:09AM

    Feel better soon! It stinks being sick!

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LIVEDAILY 8/25/2012 9:26AM

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Awww...I'm sorry you're really, really sick. Not a good way to start off the school year! Feel better soon!! You're doing the right thing by getting lots of rest. When we return back to work after summer break, the stressors multiply and we need to be more mindful of the amount of rest we need. Feel better!!
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SLIMMERKIWI 8/25/2012 7:15AM

    "I picked up a mini cupcake for myself (they are 2 bites, 1 if you're really keen) " Now, IF you were my daughter you would have quite proudly said that you could fit it all in in one bite because you had a big mouth :-) (and she has - LOL! The dentist told me how you define it - get your hand, hold your fingers together so that they are flat, and tip them so that the hand is in the roof to floor position and see how many fingers you can get in our mouth! Daughter can manage 4 AND the thumb, I can only just manage TWO - LOL!

Get better and remember that common sense MUST prevail - nothing causing huffing and puffing until your infection has PROPERLY cleared!

BIG hugs,
Kris xx

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JSTETSER 8/25/2012 7:05AM

    Take good care of yourself!

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PATSYB7 8/25/2012 5:40AM

    Glad you had a good sleep--it's so restorative! Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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AMSPARKER 8/25/2012 5:27AM

    Sounds like a perfect sick day, with lots of rest and junky TV. rest, rest, rest...and even though I'm a vegetarian, have some home made chicken soup, it is really supposed to help! feel better, glad you are on the upswing.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/25/2012 4:19AM

    I'm not too concerned at the moment, but am hoping that by writing it in a blog it will serve as a reminder in 10 days time, when I am feeling great but not losing. I have already lost 600g MORE than my goal this month, and if I lost more I think I would fall off my scale in shock.

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/25/2012 3:57AM

    Glad you found a good position for effective sleep without coughing! This is one of the hardest things when you're sick. You need sleep, and yet can't sleep because you're coughing...

As for weight loss or gain, just concentrate on getting back to healthy for now. The drugs will affect your system, nothing you can do about that.

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