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GI Jane

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tonight at boot camp my nickname was GI Jane. I like that! Boot camp was TOUGH tonight. Behind my gym is a set of concrete stairs that most people don't know are there. We know that they are there. Oh boy, do we know that they are there.... The basic circuit was up the stairs, down the road a little, down the driveway, back to where we started. Once we were back we had to complete things like planks, side planks, moving planks (anyone notice a pattern) sit ups, push ups.... You get the idea. It was tough. It was great! I loved every second of it. I wish they had been like this from the start. I was able to really challenge myself tonight. I sprinted up those stairs, did the strength faster than the others so I did more, etc.

Also, day 8 in range. Whoop whoop! Even some room for dessert if I want some ;)

ALSO, good news. I can officially say that I have a job next year. The rest of the staff were told today, so I can now shout it from the rooftops. It looks like I will be teaching 4 days in my own class and 1 day taking an extension group of gifted children. I am very excited!

  
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REMEMBER2BME 10/18/2012 12:38PM

    Amazing. You totally rock!

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LYNSEY723 10/16/2012 11:44AM

    Way to go at boot camp!!! I love that you kicked your own butt faster than everyone else did!! :)

And emoticon on the job news! YAY!!!

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CARLA-216 10/16/2012 10:02AM

    You are a rock star with your boot camp!

Congrats on Day 8 AND on having a job for next year! Even better you have your own class for 4 days, right?

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/16/2012 8:49AM

    Awesome!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/16/2012 7:50AM

    You go girl!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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LIVEDAILY 10/16/2012 5:57AM

    As long as you don't shave your head!
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Day 8 for tracking and in range! Way to go!! And you were initially so skeptical!

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Very glad to hear about your job!!
Congratulations!!

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JSTETSER 10/16/2012 5:48AM

    Congratulations on 8 days on track and getting the news that you have job security for another year.
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MERRY_XMAS 10/16/2012 5:07AM

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Great news about your job! I'm so happy for you!

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ANAJAK 10/16/2012 5:03AM

    WOOHOO for YOU!!! Sounds like a fantastic day!!

Ps. I am still on day 4 of being in range but walked away from pizza for dinner tonight :)

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7 days in range

Monday, October 15, 2012

7 days. Wow. Who am I? I even have another 100 calories left, but I'm not hungry, so they don't matter!

Back to school today. I winged it, but it worked. I haven't been able to concrentrate on work in days,so I had nothing planned. The kids didn't even notice, so that was good. Tomorrow I'm not in my classroom, so I have the day to pull myself, and my planning, together.

Teaching is hungry work. I was starving by 10am and morning tea isnt until 11! Need to investigate a 'just before school snack' to hold me over until break time.

Aiming for 8 days in range. I have boot camp tomorrow, and I am looking forward to it. I just hope my mum doesn't suggest fast food for dinner; dad is away overnight and when it is just us two she tends to suggest things that are quick and easy. Sometimes if I offer to cook it is ok...

Wish me luck for day 8 of eating in range (and hopefully a pretty, pretty loss on the scale soon)

  
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LYNSEY723 10/15/2012 11:13AM

    You are going awesome! I hope you get to feeling better emotionally. It's hard stuff to go through!

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NELLJONES 10/15/2012 9:44AM

    When I was working I relied on a glass of milk to tide me through. I'd keep those Parmalat lowfat milks in my drawer and suck it down at room temp. It did the trick.

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JJAQUES41 10/15/2012 8:04AM

    Good job creating short, fastbreak goals-go for 8 days! Sometimes it's hard to be focused when your schedule changes up, it'll all snap into a place in a bit.

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JSTETSER 10/15/2012 6:21AM

    You're doing GREAT! emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 10/15/2012 6:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and if they do want fast food choose something small like a kids meal or say I will fix something at home? Your doing GREAT : )

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LIVEDAILY 10/15/2012 5:43AM

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Fantastic!!
If you Mom suggests fast food, pick a place that has some healthier choices for you. I hope you have a pretty, pretty loss on the scale, too!!

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In range - 6 days in a row

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I didn't want to work out this morning. Wallowing in self pity sounded better. But I dragged by button the gym, knowing that I would feel much, much better once I was there. And I did. 10 minutes running on the treadmill to warm up followed by my weights. I didn't want to leave by the end of it!

I have spent the day running errands and things. I haven't cried today, yet. I'm feeling a bit teary tonight, though. I miss him, and I know that feeling won't go away in a hurry.

I need to go and plan for tomorrow. I have no idea what im doing. I haven't been able to focus on work since it happened. I'm sure it will all fall into place once I'm at work. I hope. Gah.

Lunch for tomorrow is packed. Gym bag is ready and waiting. Ready or not, here comes monday!

  
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MERRY_XMAS 10/16/2012 5:05AM

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ANAJAK 10/14/2012 5:30PM

    Good on you Bubbles!!

I'm sure all those shiny kids will make you smile today. Good job on 6 days in a row. I am on day 3 finally emoticon

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NELLJONES 10/14/2012 10:17AM

    Emotional traumas pass. If you stay on plan, that is one emotional trauma that won't happen down the road.

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LIVEDAILY 10/14/2012 9:26AM

    Good job getting to the gym!! GREAT job staying in range and tracking for 6 days in a row!!
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Planning will help with a variety of things, as will going back to work. Hang in there!
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CANES4EVER63 10/14/2012 9:13AM

    You'll get through whatever emotional trauma has hit you. Just keep pushing and keep going to the gym! Perhaps the gym is your emotional release? You said you didn't want it to end, aka, you enjoyed it. It could be your distraction and a way to get through this. Stay strong and keep pushing!

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GINNJEN1974 10/14/2012 8:20AM

    Hang in there it looks like you are doing great with what is under your control. Keep at it!

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SLIMMERKIWI 10/14/2012 3:45AM

    You will get there - as each day goes by it will be easier. Maybe the school term starting again tomorrow is just what you need.

You did real good getting to the gym today - I hope that you are proud of yourself because you sure deserve to be :-)

Kris xx

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Blogging from my new iPad 3

Saturday, October 13, 2012

So in an effort to cheer me up my parents got me an iPad 3. Yes, my parents try to buy my happiness. Yes I am a little spoilt. I'll own it. I love my new toy! It is so cool, and I have always wanted one.

My friend tracey took me out for wine and nibbles tonight. To cheer me up. It worked. I don't have a care in the world right now! They were big glasses of wine! She was sober driver, so I could have a few drinks and not worry about getting home.

Now I am watching greys anatomy and playing on my iPad. While intoxicated. Fun.

  
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LYNSEY723 10/15/2012 11:11AM

    Awesome! I'm glad you had a good time!

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CANES4EVER63 10/13/2012 1:28PM

    iPads are very fun, and so is wine and snacky food! I hope it cheers you up!

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LIVEDAILY 10/13/2012 9:25AM

    Tracey sounds like a wonderful friend! Your parents are angels!! Spend some time learning about your new toy, and have lots of fun with it!! Cuddle with the kitties! How is "one-eye" doing??
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COLETTEISGREAT 10/13/2012 7:18AM

    What, how are you watching Grey's? It wasn't on on Thursday! Oh, maybe you're watching a dvd... I have all of the seasons on DVD!!

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JSTETSER 10/13/2012 5:46AM

    It's more than a toy, it's a tool to communicate with the world. I wish MY parents gave ME an IPad
Enjoy Greys's. That is my favorite show.

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Day 4 - Under range

Friday, October 12, 2012

Due to the happenings in my life (see status updates) I have barely eaten today. I am kinda hungry, but the thought of eating makes me sick. I managed to get some food down, around 600 calories worth. Even the thought of ice cream (my fave) doesn't really tempt me. I am not watching what I eat today, I am just gonna eat anything that I can keep down. So far I have had cereal, yogurt and a piece of toast with peanut butter. There is some fish in the oven, and I'll have to have one because I just got up and nearly passed out.

I did go to the gym. It made me feel better. I ran on the treadmill for 10 minutes, then I picked up heavy things and put them back down again for half an hour.

Now I am snuggled up on the couch with a blanket. A cat should be along shortly.

On the cat note, happy birthday to my kitty, BB. She was 11 yesterday!

Yes, she is fluffy. Yes, I do sometimes bury my face into her fur. She hates me, which is a shame. She loves my dad. Picky cat!

  
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MERRY_XMAS 10/16/2012 5:04AM

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LYNSEY723 10/12/2012 11:44AM

    I know the point that you are at. I know how hard it is to deal with the pain/emotions assoicated with a break up of a long term relationship. Make sure to do everything you can to take care of yourself. Make sure you call on your friends (near and far) when you need to talk. Don't isolate yourself like I did in the same situation. Stay active/social and try to eat!

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SLIMMERKIWI 10/12/2012 6:00AM

    Kitty is beautiful:-)

I can understand your difficulty with food at this time - it is normal. Sometimes when I have felt like you are at the moment, I find that having a soft poached egg on bread and butter (or marg) is gentle enough. Yoghurt is another food that can be picked at throughout the day - and bananas or canned peaches are in the same bracket - easy to digest and go down the hatch easily without aggravating the stomach.

I had the same feelings when my Dad died very unexpectedly. I barely ate a thing for a week, but then, man did I make up for it for a couple days. And the funny thing was, when I started eating again I was wanting lots of protein.

Good luck and I hope that it subsides very quickly. Unfortunately grief can do some horrible things to us :-(

BIG hugs,
Kris

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JSTETSER 10/12/2012 5:44AM

    Pretty Kitty!

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LIVEDAILY 10/12/2012 5:25AM

    BB is beautiful!!

Ya gotta eat hon. Don't want you passing out. Going to be blunt here:

REALLY?? You aren't eating because of a man?? Because he broke your heart?? Please....
Don't eat becaue you want to be healthier.
Don't eat becaue you want to eat better foods.
Don't eat because you want to lose weight.
But don't eat because of a man?

Uh, NO.

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AMSPARKER 10/12/2012 4:55AM

    Hugs, hugs, hugs! Hang in there, I know it will get worse before it gets better, but hopefully, with time and lots of nurturing, you will be back to yourself, better than before. Glad to hear that you are still hitting the gym through all of this.

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SERAH_MOZ 10/12/2012 4:16AM

    Hi there, sorry you aren't feeling well! I can't see your status updates, so I don't know what is going on in your life but I hope that things improve and that you can start eating again to keep that body from going into starvation mode!!

Take care and best of luck meeting your goals!

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