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Day 2 in range

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

emoticon Being home and in control of my food is so great! I can eat good foods, and I can stay in range. YAY! Lots of veggies again today. I am feeling great; Not bloated or sluggish.

emoticon I am feeling tired, though. One of the cats decided to have a breakdown once an hour last night, until 4am. Crying and crying, even when I got him into bed with me. He has had lots of stress lately (I didn't blog about it, but he had to have an eye removed a few weeks ago), including having his stitches out yesterday, so I am hoping it isn't going to happen often. I was so tired today. I need my sleep, a large part of the reason why I am child-free!

emoticon I went into school today, to help set up our new toys. Every classroom is getting a big TV and a new computer which connect together so the whole class can watch things (youtube etc) on the TV. It will be an awesome tool, since the kids are engaged with technology, and online videos can explain some things better than I can. I arrived too late to set anything up (slept in), but it was fun to see what my new resources will be for this coming term. I am going in tomorrow to set up my room. I was supposed to have a friend come and help me, but she has just text to say that she might not be able to come.

emoticon Boxing was good. There were so many people that we had to move from the group fitness room to the basketball courts! That meant lots of running... I didn't like it at the time, but I'm glad I did it. Boot camp tomorrow! And setting up a classroom, that should count as exercise, too!

  
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LYNSEY723 10/10/2012 10:39AM

    Awww... poor kitty! I hope he has a speedy recovery! emoticon

That's exciting that you are getting new technology for your classroom! Have fun with it!

Great job on your workouts and eating! You are doing awesome!

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LIVEDAILY 10/10/2012 10:08AM

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Your poor furry baby!! Poor you!! He is probably having difficulty navigating; his depth perception must be totally off, working with only one eye! He will need lots of cuddle time with you and reassurance that his surroundings haven't changed. I wouldn't let him outside either.

Yea YOU!! Day 2 in range!!
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Keep it up!!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/10/2012 7:53AM

    Poor kitty!! I hope he recovers well!

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JSTETSER 10/10/2012 5:53AM

    Poor kitty I hope that all is well today and that you can sleep through the night tonight.

Boxing sounds like fun!

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In range and boot camped

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I have had 4 servings of veggies today. That is heaps for me, usually I am good with 2! I think I am detoxing from my weekend, and all I want is healthy foods. I had fish and a huge salad for lunch, and chicken and salad wraps for dinner. I still had a couple of treats (coffee and half a small brownie with a teacher from my school, half a donut), but since I split everything with someone else it didn't mess up my calorie range. I am smack bang in the middle! YAY! Hopefully the scale will return to normal soon, too.

Today at the supermarket I discovered that my favourite yogurt brand (Puhoi Valley. Kiwis, try it. Thick and creamy with fruit compote on top) has released a new flavour; Nectarine! I love nectarines! I am so bummed that I am too full to have some tonight. I am hoping to have at least a taste before bed. Yes, I get irrationally excited about yogurt... Don't look at me in that tone of voice.

I went back to boot camp tonight. My physio said that I could start running again, and just to stop if anything hurt. Nothing hurt! I took it a little easy on the squats and lunges, since those use the quads a great deal, but everything else was fine. We did fun things, like tire flipping, tonight. I am glad to be back. I love getting my sweat on!

  
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JSTETSER 10/10/2012 5:54AM

    Eat those veggies!

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ANAJAK 10/10/2012 3:23AM

    Ugghhmmmm Puhoi yoghurt is to die for. I actually can't buy it cos at 220 cals a pop I eat the whole thing!! Great for a treat dessert though (for me).

Speaking of cals - wana carry on with our in range experiments???

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LYNSEY723 10/9/2012 11:31AM

    You're doing awesome!! I'm so happy to hear you have been cleared to run again! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 10/9/2012 8:11AM

    My father's new hobby is to make yogurt... I live in Greece, so yogurt is very popular. I just love that I know what is made of. It seems even more healthy.

The thing is, in Greece, flavors aren't popular. All people prefer plain yogurt with some honey. It is a dessert in many Greek restaurants.

Happy to hear about the boot camp!

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LIVEDAILY 10/9/2012 7:07AM

    Yummy! That sounds good. My favorite yogurt is Chobani Greek Blueberry 0% fat. I love nectarines in the summer! It's Fall here in New Jersey, and I have been enjoying pears and apples! Hooray for boot camp!! Tire flipping?? Oh MY!! lol

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MILLIE-MILOU 10/9/2012 5:12AM

    That yoghurt sounds delish! I too adore nectarines but its the wrong season for them here, being autumn and we are getting morning frosts and all.

Keep on with those yummy veggies. We had slow roasted veg last night with some goats cheese melted in. Low fat, low cal, high taste.

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My weekend in the windy city

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!

  
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BARCLE 10/11/2012 3:17AM

    The donut frenzy was soooo good emoticon

Was awesome, awesome, awesome to catch up with you in person again.

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ANAJAK 10/10/2012 3:21AM

    Awesome stuff Miss B! I think you should be proud!
I don't know UH as well as Welly but I'm still a little jely emoticon

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CARLA-216 10/8/2012 2:16PM

    Sounds like a great time! I think you did great, doughnuts and all!

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LYNSEY723 10/8/2012 12:06PM

    Sounds like a great weekend! Way to go with staying on track as much as possible!

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CATMAGNET 10/8/2012 10:08AM

    When I saw "windy city" I thought of the Chicago Marathon this weekend! I have a few friends who ran that race.

Sounds like you had a great weekend, though...and occasionally, you need to have that treat with your friends! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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LIVEDAILY 10/8/2012 9:55AM

    You probably really don't want to know what's in those donuts that make them taste so good!
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Life is short. Enjoy time with your friends. Enjoy food and treats in moderation. You did that!!
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BUSYGRANNY5 10/8/2012 7:30AM

    Love the pictures and the story! It sounds like you're having a wonderful trip!! Enjoy!!!

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JSTETSER 10/8/2012 6:08AM

    What a great time you are having on your vacation. Great healthy food choices.
Enjoy!!
Life is so good.

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MERRY_XMAS 10/8/2012 5:29AM

    You enjoyed yourself and you did healthy choices at the same time!
That's what I call determination!
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Landed safely

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.

  
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ANAJAK 10/5/2012 10:53PM

    Well done - you're still tracking and still under range!! Proud yup yup.

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PAMATX 10/4/2012 9:03PM

    Hope you have a great time!

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LIVEDAILY 10/4/2012 8:09PM

    Have a wonderful time!! Enjoy your holiday with your friends!!

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JSTETSER 10/4/2012 6:17PM

    Enjoy your time away from school!

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CARLA-216 10/4/2012 3:38PM

    Have fun!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/4/2012 1:29PM

    Sometimes it's easiest to avoid disrupting someone else's schedule. In Canada at McD, I get a grilled chicken bistro sandwich (very filling; no side dish needed), or a cheeseburger happy meal. The Happy meal can come with apple slices instead of fries, and now comes with a minigo yogurt as well. I drink water or apple juice.

Glad you landed safely!

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LYNSEY723 10/4/2012 12:29PM

    Sounds great! Have a wonderful time!!

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TWINSMOMMY607 10/4/2012 8:48AM

    Have fun!

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Why walk to the dentist? (pics)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I walked to the dentist today. It was raining too hard to walk to the hairdresser, unfortunately. This is why I chose to walk instead of take my car(besides the health benefits, of course).





Most of the way is a walking path. It is very calm and tranquil. Time alone, just me and my thoughts. That is why I chose to walk.

  
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CATLADY52 10/3/2012 5:40PM

    You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area. emoticon

I hope the dentist visit waas good. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 10/3/2012 5:13PM

    That's beautiful!! You're so lucky to live in a beautiful area like that. I would want to walk, too! Hope your day went well!

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CARLA-216 10/3/2012 1:45PM

    So very lovely!

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CARLA-216 10/3/2012 1:45PM

    So very lovely!

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LYNSEY723 10/3/2012 11:55AM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 10/3/2012 7:36AM

    If my dentist was close enough and I had a walk like that it would make the trip to the dentist office so much better!

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DEBBIELCG 10/3/2012 6:08AM

    wow wish i could go on that walk! minus the dentist.

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