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My shoulders and back hate me + random thoughts

Monday, October 01, 2012

emoticon Weights on Sunday, boxing yesterday. Ouch. I actually did more during boxing than usual. There was an odd number of people, so someone had to punch twice. Instructor decided it would be me! I don't mind, I was actually flattered. He only picks on the fit people to go twice, so it was a compliment really. Doesn't make it hurt less, though. Skipping today's workout was a no brainer.

emoticon I have a physio appointment soon, and since it is only 1km away I am going to walk there and back. Gotta stop at the fruit and veggie shop, too, and it is directly across from my physio. Yay for activity!

emoticon I think I have figured out how people eat 1200 calories. Salad. Yesterday and today I have been having 2 salads a day, one with lunch and one with dinner. Both days I have barely met 1200 calories! Yesterday I even had 2 chocolate biscuits and still had 250 calories left for the day. Also, I am a lot less active at the moment, since I'm not teaching. That is probably affecting my appetite.

And that is what is currently in my brain.

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JSTETSER 10/3/2012 5:46AM

    I also eat 2 salads a day. Lower calory intake is easier with salad.
You are really enjoying your holiday!

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AMSPARKER 10/2/2012 12:32PM

    Fantastic about the calories...I feel so empowered when I find something t hat works for me, so I'm happy to hear about something that works for you! For me, it's lots of protein, I try to get about 90gms a day. And when everything goes well, I can have a cookie or two and it's all within range. Isn't that the best?? You are sounding good, I hope things are healing on the personal front. hugs!

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LYNSEY723 10/2/2012 11:37AM

    Sounds like you are kicking butt! Way to go! emoticon

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JJAQUES41 10/1/2012 11:10PM

    Good for you walking where you need to go instead of driving, love it! So cool about the boxing, wish my area had something similar. My target is 1200-1550 calories a day, some days I do well-right now not so much. When I make good choices I end up on the low end of the calories and have never felt hungry, it's like a mini-contest that I've won. Weird, I know.

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October goals - Updated with progress picture

Sunday, September 30, 2012

WOW. October already?! That means that I have been doing this weight loss thing for 9 whole months! 9! I wondered if I would make it past 9 days, but here I am, still trucking along!

My goals for October are

emoticon Weight goal: By the end of this month I would like to have a normal BMI. This would require me to lose 900g. Now that I am tracking (ick!) this should be doable.

emoticon Nutrition: Track, track, track. Stay within my calories 6 days a week. In a perfect world I would stay in my calories 7 days a week, but aiming for 6 days gives me some flexibility. Life happens, after all!

emoticon Exercise: Gradually get back to my normal routine, under the supervision of my physio. I am allowed to walk, so I would like to walk a few times a week. I am also allowed to continue with my arms and abs ST, so I will do this too. Boxing may be OK; I am going to try tomorrow night, but if it hurts I will stop. Aim for 3 days of ST and 3 cardio days, with walking being counted as cardio.

Hopefully this month will go smoother than the last and I can see some more progress! An obstacle may be my trip to Wellington on the weekend, as I will pretty much be eating what I am feed (staying with friends). However my mode of transport is my feet, so I will be burning heaps of calories through walking. I will have my spark app to track my food and exercise, so I have no excuse not to be tracking (and hopefully on track) while I am away.

Progress pic (Yes, I am in my PJ's. No shame)

Sparkfriends, meet my collarbone. Also, my arms are rocking. Hey, if you don't compliment yourself, who will?

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SHORTTOOTH1 10/1/2012 3:20PM

    Great Job with your Goals. The progress pictures are great! Keep up the good work.

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CARLA-216 10/1/2012 1:50PM

    I'll compliment you - You're looking FAB!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/1/2012 12:31PM

    I really like the "I'm just a happier person when I work out" picture. This is so true!!!!

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LYNSEY723 10/1/2012 12:25PM

    You look great! Way to go!! emoticon

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KLSMOMMY 10/1/2012 9:19AM

    Love those collar bones! You look amazing.

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ADARKARA 10/1/2012 8:05AM

    you look fabulous!

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WHITNEYLD 10/1/2012 6:40AM

    You look great!!

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STEPH-KNEE 10/1/2012 6:18AM

    Love your collarbones! ;) Congrats on all your success!! emoticon emoticon

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CJADERUN 10/1/2012 6:00AM

    I will! I'll compliment you! You look FANTASTIC! Great job!

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JSTETSER 10/1/2012 5:41AM

    You are so organized with your monthly goals. You're going to do great!

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LAUROCHKA 10/1/2012 5:12AM

    You're looking great! All the best with October goals :)

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LIVEDAILY 9/30/2012 9:54PM

Those are sensible, realistic goals! I think you will see a difference this month if you follow the path you've set out for yourself!

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ANAJAK 9/30/2012 5:51PM

    Oh wellys where I was fit and strong from walking up and down hills with my weekly shopping and daily law school books - how I miss thee - have fun Miss B.

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LILLEAN 9/30/2012 5:49PM

    Good luck!!!! I'm in emoticon with you in meeting my goals this month

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September recap

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Well, September sucked. I lost 600g total, and that was in the first and last day! I injured myself, so I haven't been exercising. I was emotional eating to deal with my relationship problems. It was really a mess. Even my measurements didn't help, since they stayed pretty much the same!

I did, however, meet a different kind of goal this month. This month I fit into my goal jeans and my goal top. The last time I wore these clothing items was xmas 2007

Yes, I have kept them ever since. I did wear the jeans into 2008, but I grew out of them that year.

My goal clothes last week

I wore them to dinner. I was comfortable, and I looked good!

So, that is a non scale victory for the month!

Tomorrow I'll post my October goals!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/1/2012 12:45PM

    Great NSV!!!

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/30/2012 5:43PM

    It sounds like you have the right attitude to get back onto track! Congrats on fitting back into your old clothes, what a great accomplishment!

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PAMATX 9/30/2012 3:08PM

    Cute goal outfit! Congrats! Maintaining doesn't suck. ;)

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JSTETSER 9/30/2012 6:39AM

    Keep moving forward! October will be better.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Ziglar

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LIVEDAILY 9/29/2012 8:15PM

That is an adorable top! I know how much it means to be able to wear certain clothing items again! I'm thinking...with all of the stress your body has experienced this month (only 30 days), I'm wondering if, even though the scale isn't showing that you've lost a lot of weight, your body is showing that changes ARE taking place. Sometimes the scale can be wretched. Keep tracking your food, let your body heal, and enjoy wearing those jeans!!

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PATSYB7 9/29/2012 7:55PM

    Awesome! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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COOP9002 9/29/2012 6:17PM

    Looks like you did well to me.

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Day 1 - again - In range

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Even though I had lunch out today, I still stayed in my range!

It was a special day today. My dad came home after a nearly 6 month trip away. I can't say much more than that, because he is fairly high up in the NZ military and likes his privacy. We went to pick him up, and then we went to lunch to celebrate!

I made a good choice, an open chicken sandwich. It came with wedges. I had a few, but my family ate most of them. I guessed my lunch would have come out to around 700 calories, but I tracked it and managed to fit it into my ranges.

This afternoon we were all watching TV when my parents decided to go for a nap. I thought a nap sounded like a wonderful idea, so I had one, too. 4 hours later I woke up for dinner... Yep, I love my sleep! I suppose I needed it, since I managed to wake up at 6.30 on the dot this morning, despite it being Saturday, and the first day of the holidays.

Tomorrow, I shall hit the gym. I haven't been for a week, since I was told to take it easy because of my leg. I'll do arm weights tomorrow, nothing leg related at all, promise! Physio on Tuesday, so I should have an update then!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/30/2012 1:15AM

    Awww, I'm glad your daddy got to come home! Glad you had such a good time with your family and that you were successfully able to stay within your goals. Man, I haven't had a nap in ages - that sounds wonderful! What a great day. :)

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PAMATX 9/29/2012 3:39PM

    Sounds like a great day. Yay for dad being home. And great job staying within your range!

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GINNJEN1974 9/29/2012 7:26AM

    Sounds like you had a great day and a much needed nap too

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    emoticon Great job!!

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JSTETSER 9/29/2012 5:36AM

    You go girl! Have a great Saturday! emoticon

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Day 3 - Not in range

Friday, September 28, 2012

I went out for dinner with a friend. I made an OK choice (it had veggies), and skipped dessert. Had a glass of wine. I am having some M and M's now. I am over my range for sure. Not by a million calories, but at least a couple of hundred. Nothing much I can do about today. All I can do is go back to being in range tomorrow! I really need to start meeting my friends for a walk...

I am now on holidays for 2 weeks. The kids were manic today. They are kinda fun when they are manic... Watching them play musical chairs was hilarious. I was laughing so hard the kids actually stopped to laugh at ME, laughing at them. They are honestly the coolest kids. That being said, I am very happy for the break!!

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CARLA-216 10/1/2012 1:52PM

    Enjoy your holidays! :D

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LYNSEY723 9/28/2012 12:01PM

    Hooray for holiday! Enjoy the break and treat yourself - you deserve it!

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JSTETSER 9/28/2012 6:18AM

    Enjoy your break! What holiday are you Aussies celebrating?

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LIVEDAILY 9/28/2012 5:42AM

    You can still meet your friends out for dinners and/or drinks...you just have to plan for that! I meet a gf for dinner once a week...still track. Yeah, there's been a couple of times I've gone over too, but like you said, tomorrow's a new day!!
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