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Day 2 in range AND some good news

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Well, despite a staff morning tea (think meat pies, sausage rolls, cupcakes, slice... Calorie bombs) I stayed on track. I ate my own lunch and blamed 'dietary concerns' for not partaking. I am lactose intolerant, and it is fun to make that work for me some times. I DID split a peanut butter slice with my boss, which gave me a taste AND kept me on track. However she ended up asking me heaps of questions about why I could eat that and not anything else... I just said that I limit dairy, and since I've been having too much yogurt lately I have to be a bit careful.

So I am in range. I have 70 calories left for the day, should I fancy a mini chocolate a bit later. 1730 calories disappear quickly... I couldn't survive on 1200, that is for sure!

The good news is.... I have a job for next year! My boss came and found me just before lunch and said that she has a budget to keep me. The only problem is that I might not have a class... I might have a 'walking position', which means I pretty much do whatever. Now, I am not keen for that. I am happiest in front of a class, so I will have to find out if I will have a class or not before I commit to the position. I really, really want to stay at my school, but not if I don't have a classroom and students to call my own. So, I have employment for next year, which is great, but maybe not doing what I want to do. So, we'll have to see.

I have another physio appointment tomorrow, and I will find out how well I am healing. I am already walking up stairs and doing squats without pain, which were 2 of my goals. I am hoping, with every finger and toe crossed, that the original plan of 6 weeks off exercise may be scaled back. I'll just have to see what she says tomorrow!

  
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LAUROCHKA 9/27/2012 3:06PM

    Yeah! Well done for staying in range.
Keep it up :)
Lxx

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LYNSEY723 9/27/2012 11:28AM

    I hope your appointment goes well! Great job staying in range while at the work tea! That takes a lot of control - way to go! I hope everything on the job front works out. Do you know when you'll hear if you have a class?

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CARLA-216 9/27/2012 9:37AM

    I do not understand why others must comment on or question what we are or are not eating. Great job staying in range despite all the "goodies" at tea!

I'm glad you'll have a position at the school next year, and I hope you have your own classroom. Also glad you're showing signs of improvement with the injury.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/27/2012 7:46AM

    It's so frustrating when friends & coworkers comment on what we choose to eat or choose not to eat! Yesterday an (overweight) coworker criticized another who had just come back from a run. The runner was eating a small piece of desert that yet another coworker had brought in. Somehow the overweight coworker felt that the runner shouldn't have the desert... I disagree! He can choose what he eats, and he also just burnt off a pile of calories! Oh well, the overweight coworker is a bit of a prima donna...

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LIVEDAILY 9/27/2012 5:34AM

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Super job with the will power!! What exactly is a "slice"? Here in the states, a "slice" usually means a slice of pizza, but I don't think you'd be having peanut butter pizza!? Glad you're walking up stairs, but as another poster said, don't overdo, or you may find yourself with a longer rehab ahead of you! Slow and steady, and ask your doctor about water therapy!

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AMSPARKER 9/27/2012 4:11AM

    good news on the work front, it's an option, a last resort that you can use if needed. good work on staying within range, t hat is ALWAYS a challenge for me, and my range is high, like yours, 1600-1700. i could so never do 1200 either. happy to hear that you are sounding better!

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STARGAZER420 9/27/2012 4:07AM

    Don't rush your progress or you could set yourself back further. Keep on trackin~!

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Within my calorie range today

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So, I'm tracking. I don't want to, but since the scale hasn't moved this month I have resigned myself to the fact that I can't just watch what I eat and cross my fingers. Such a shame, I really liked that method...

So I have been tracking for 3 days. Day one I was over by a few hundred. Eeek. Day 2 I was over by 100. In my defence, I adjusted my exercise calories to reflect my new exercise level (FA), so it dropped by 100 calories. Today was day 3. I have stayed in my calories, and I even have 245 leftover. I can have dessert if I want! I did a few things different today
- Halved my lunch and added veggies. I usually have 2 sandwich thins (4 halves) with smoked salmon, and today I had 1. I added 1C of broccoli with some teriyaki sauce to the side, and it was a filling lunch. Yummy, too.
- NO CHOCOLATE AT WORK. Nuff said
- Weighed and measured my dinner. 1/2C of pasta is not much at all :(

So, there ya go. Bring on day 2 of staying in range! And bring on that freaking scale moving!

  
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LIVEDAILY 9/26/2012 10:59PM

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Gotta Track! Gotta Track!
Have you tried whole wheat pasta? I'm liking that a lot! You can have a cup if you offset that by eating a bit less of something else. Another thing to try is spaghetti squash. You can even mix spaghetti squash with whole wheat pasta! More bang for your buck...

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JSTETSER 9/26/2012 5:10PM

    Good girl. Eat salad, not chocolate at work.

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FURBY7207 9/26/2012 3:40PM

  i know what u mean. tracking does help alot. but u can still get your choclate.try the special k pastry crisp chocalate bars.they are awesome and they are only 100 calories per pouch. 2 in pouch emoticon

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LYNSEY723 9/26/2012 11:30AM

    Good job!!! I need to join you on the tracking bandwagon again as well. You can do it! I'm sure the scale will move before you know it!

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NINJA_SMOO 9/26/2012 10:42AM

  Good job on keeping in range yesterday :)

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PATSYB7 9/26/2012 6:35AM

    Good job! Keep going! emoticon

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/26/2012 6:19AM

    You can do it!!!!

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ANAJAK 9/26/2012 5:48AM

    Yeehaa we are doing it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAUROCHKA 9/26/2012 5:24AM

    I'm doing the same. Not tracking just led to me deceiving myself and not realising how badly I was eating. I've been tracking all wee so far and it's really helped. You can do it!
Lxx

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/26/2012 4:57AM

    WHAT EVER WORKS FOR YOU GO FOR IT. CONTINUE TRACKING DAILY TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.
WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK.
TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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Insert swear word here

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I want to use a swear work. It begins with F and rhymes with truck.

I felt a twinge in my quad muscle a few days ago. I took its easy, but still kept up my usual routine. Today it felt OK, so I decided to give boot camp a go. BIG mistake. Within a minute my quad was sore, and after 5 minutes I told the trainer I had to stop. I raced to the physio, who had luckily had a cancellation and was able to see me immediately.

I have strained my quad muscle. I am off everything leg related for around 6 weeks.

SIX FREAKING WEEKS!

I nearly cried. I love exercise. I need to do it. I am proud of my fitness. I am allowed to keep up my arm weights, and my boxing (just no squats), so I might keep some of my fitness. But boot camp, running and leg weights are out until I get the all clear. I am mainly concerned about the fact that exercise is my way of handling my depression.

Then this happened


Acupuncture. I'll be having it for a while, to help my muscle heal.

So, any words of support, wisdom, commiseration? They are all welcome!

  
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LIVEDAILY 9/25/2012 11:21PM

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No fun at all having a sprained quad muscle and being used as a pin cushion!
See if you can get a partial refund from the boot camp guys. Yoga or Qui Jong might be good. Hydro therapy...ask your doctor. Your body is saying "Enough already!" Curl up with a book you've been meaning to read....for FUN!

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BARCLE 9/25/2012 3:46PM

    Oh crapnuggets, that's a huge bummer. Was going to make the pool suggestion too. Hmmmm, will see if I can think of anything else. A catch up with me would be a great healer methinks too emoticon

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LYNSEY723 9/25/2012 12:11PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this!!! Your body seems to be telling you to take a break. Maybe it's time to listen to it! Keep up with some easy exercises, like the previous posters have suggested. Some yoga and pilates might be good for you for a while! emoticon

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CARLA-216 9/25/2012 11:20AM

    Booo! I'm sorry you have that injury. I hope it heals soon.
Keep up the upper body weights and do what exercise you can. That will keep you moving and hopefully help with the blues.
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BUBBLEJ1 9/25/2012 6:16AM

    The only problem with pool exercise is that the closest pool to me is 5 minutes from my school. That means it is overrun with my students! Not what I want during my workout time, I bump into enough of them at the gym.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/25/2012 6:00AM

    Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So sorry to hear this!

(But also really happy that you stopped your boot camp and went to physio -- important to listen to your body)

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JSTETSER 9/25/2012 5:49AM

    Change over to some yoga, swim, use other muscle groups, and talk with your personal trainer. emoticon

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ANAJAK 9/25/2012 5:08AM

    I totally understand the depression/exercise thing. What about water exercise - that's what I did with broken toes!!

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I am sick of being sick

Monday, September 24, 2012

I am tired (last week of term). I am stressed (relationship problems). I am sick.

I am so sick of being sick. I have been well for a grand total of 10 weeks this year. That is what it feels like, anyway. I sometimes wonder what it would feel like to NOT be sick.

I tried to head it off last night. I headed to bed at 6pm, planning on having a nap. Well, other than being woken up to be told that dinner was ready (to which I replied F*** off, I'm sleeping... Man I'm mean when I'm sick), and getting up to pee, I slept until 4am. 10 hours. I even snoozed until 4.30am, hoping to get another couple of hours. It wasn't to be.

Now, after a long day of raising my voice (last week of term, the kids are off the walls) I have a sore head, a sore throat, and I am in no mood for anything or anyone. I skipped boxing, obviously. I am hoping I feel well enough to go to boot camp tomorrow, since I paid for it.

I also tracked today. Yeah. ThisiswhyI'mfat.com. I'm not actually eating much bad food, but because I have a large appetite I am using all my calories for good food, not leaving much room for treats :( I love treats. So I need to have a good, hard look at my food intake and see what can be adjusted. I think I need to eat less fruit. I had 5 servings of fruit today, and that was nearly 500 calories! I know veggies are much, much less calorie dense, but I don't love them like I love fruit. I suppose I can start with a carrot tomorrow... Gotta start somewhere!

So, this was just a whine.

  
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LIVEDAILY 9/24/2012 9:40PM

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Are you washing your hands or using hand sanitizer during the day? Drinking plenty of water? What's your Vitamin C intake like? I know you slept 10 hours, but you need to get plenty of rest other nights too!! Do you have a term break coming up? Will you be able to rest then?? Take care of you!!

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JSTETSER 9/24/2012 4:15PM

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SUGARSMOM2 9/24/2012 1:10PM

  oh i am sorry you are not up to par . it is a real pain to be less then perfect in health . I hope that you feel better real quick . rest and drink . what you drink is up to you . but with children use care not to over do it .

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BECKYANNE1 9/24/2012 7:37AM

    Feel better soon! I've been sick with a cold the last few days and it sucks. I couldn't imagine being sick much more.

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PATSYB7 9/24/2012 7:02AM

    Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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ANAJAK 9/24/2012 3:05AM

    Oh hun... I feel your pain :) I have noticed fruit bumps up my cals too - I have been struggling to stay in ranges you wana team up? We can do at least a week right???

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Need to get a handle on my eating

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I have lost no weight this month. In fact I have GAINED half a kilo. This is a real gain, because I am seeing the weight so often. The stress of this month certainly hasn't helped, but my biggest problem is my eating. The odd bit of chocolate here and there adds up quick, and I have been eating around maintenance for most of the month.

This is not how I wanted this month to go.

I need to get a handle on my eating, even if that means tracking again. As much as a dislike tracking I will do what needs to be done to lose these last 5 kilos. Summer is coming, and it is coming quickly. While I am happier at this weight than I was 12-13 kilos ago, I would still like to lose a couple more before swimming season rolls around and I have to buy a bikini (because I WILL wear a bikini this summer).

Right. Lets do this!

  
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STARGAZER420 9/22/2012 9:50AM

    what calorie ranges are you aiming for? Stay focused, we can do it if we set our minds to it~!

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LIVEDAILY 9/22/2012 9:24AM

    Ahhh...we are experiencing opposite seasonal changes. We're getting ready for Fall and Winter here in New Jersey, USA. I would encourage you to start using the nutritional AND the fitness trackers here on SP. emoticon If you plug in all of the fitness that you're doing, then you can adjust the nutritional tracker as well! You also need to make better food choices. Chocolate is okay once in a while, but contrary to what we would want to think, it isn't a main food group! emoticon Have you ever tried Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk? It's awesome! You can either have 4 oz. straight, and it's like dessert; or, and I like this, you pour 4 oz. and then add 4oz cold water to it and it's still delicious! I keep a carton of it on hand always!!
You can do this...come on now!!
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CANES4EVER63 9/22/2012 9:20AM

    You can do it!! And I'm completely with you. These past few months have been maintenance (ish) for me, but I'm back on track, because next summer, I WILL wear a bikini for the first time! And hopefully, I WILL be at my goal by the end of the year!

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