Monday, October 08, 2012
Wellington, that is!
Friday: Walked to Upper Hutt (nearly 6k) to meet a friend for lunch. Walking around UH is nice, everywhere looks like this
Bumped into 2 more friends while eating lunch, so I had a good catch up with a few people. Walked around UH, and from the train station to my home base. Total walking for the day was approx 10km. I tracked the 6k at the start of the day, since that was at a decent clip. The rest was more of a stroll, so I didn't track.
Saturday: Started my morning with a short run and ST workout. No gym? No problems!
I ran around to and around this field
Then I used this table to do incline push ups and triceps dips.
I also did squats and lunges. Then I ran home. Spent the day hanging out with my friend Luke and his son Riley, who is 14 months old. Cute kid. Lots of walking again today, probably 8km.
Sunday: Walked around the Lower Hutt mall for hours. Met a friend from teachers college for a coffee and a catch up. Less walking, maybe 2-3km?
Monday: Barcle day!
I met this gorgeous lady for coffee/lunch/chatting/life advice/shopping/picture taking in the car. Then I spent the rest of the day in Wellington city with my friend, and host for the weekend, Louise. Drove to the airport, had a bumpy flight home and here I am!
My biggest challenge for the weekend was food. My hosts eat takeaways several times a day, which made it hard to stay within my ranges. There was also no fruit or veggies in the house, so I bought my own to keep in my room. I also met people for lunch a lot, but I could at least make a healthy choice (subway, salad). I went over my calories most days, but stayed under my maintenance. I did do heaps and heaps of walking, so hopefully that countered some of my high calorie days. I am expecting a sodium gain on the scale tomorrow, but hopefully that will go away after a few days. I am going to be veggie loading the next few days. I see a lot of salads in my future, and I am looking forward to them!
One unhealthy decision that I did make during the weekend was this
Donuts from a cafe called Mr Trans. They are amazing. Since I can only get them from this one cafe, and I am only in UH once every 2 years, I ate a few. I tracked them and made them work in my calories and they were worth every delicious bite. I have no idea what they do to make these donuts so good! All I know is that they are amazing. I did better than last time I visited... I ate 6 in one day! This time I had less than 6 total. Progress!
So that is what I have been doing all weekend!
Thursday, October 04, 2012
After a very short (47 minute!) flight, I landed safely at Wellington Airport. My friend, Louise, was waiting to pick me up. And take me to McDonalds for dinner. Now, I am a good guest, so I just go along with whatever the host suggests. I don't want to disrupt their lives/routine too much. So, McDonalds it was. I got a McChicken combo, with a sprite zero. I only at half the fries. I still came in near the low end of my range for today, thanks to a filling, low calorie lunch of fish and salad. The spark app is really handy for tracking on the go, and I can see myself using it a lot for the next few days.
I am lucky that my friend has given me free use of her laptop, since the tablet I brought with me can't connect to her wifi. Being online, something I would do at home, helps me from feeling too homesick. I love to travel, but I get terrible homesickness. If I am travelling with family I am OK, but I am useless travelling alone!
Tomorrow I have a lunch date. Hopefully we can find a cafe with some healthy options. I am hoping it is sunny, so I can walk the 5km to my lunch date. It will take me an hour, but it is all completely flat so it shouldn't be an issue.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
So this tracking lark works. I weighed this morning and was down 600g from yesterday and 900g from 4 days ago. This morning I weighed 73.3kg (161.5lb), which is a total loss of 14kg (30.8lb) since the start of the year!
DO A HAPPY DANCE!!
I have a busy day of errands today. I love school holidays because I can get all these things done! I have the dentist at 12.15pm and the hairdressers at 2pm. It is a shame I couldn't get closer appointments, since they are in the same block of shops! It to too big of a gap to hang around, unfortunately. I plan on walking to both appointments, since they are less than 2km from my house, or a 20 minute round trip. So, and extra 40 minutes of walking today :) Then I have a massage at 3pm (YIPPEEEE!!!), boxing at 6.15 and a dinner date with a girlfriend at 8pm. Busy, busy bee!
Monday, October 01, 2012
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.
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!
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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