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Another waste of time thingy to avoid work

Monday, September 06, 2010

You are ( not ) allowed to use my answers ... you must use different ones!!!

Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you....

1. Name something you use in the shower?... water

2. Something people hate to find on their windshield?....promo/preaching flyers

3. Name something a man might buy before a date? .... tickets to something

4. What is something you cook in the microwave?... broccoli

5. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving?.... bed

6. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman? ... they like cougers

7. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner?.. ?

8. Name a kind of test you cannot study for?.... blood

9. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for?.... building a bivvy

10. Name a phrase with the word 'home' in it?.... Home, sweet home

11. Name a sport where players lose teeth? ....ice hockey

12. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a good day?.... Keep you in at lunch...but its probably justified

13. Name something that can brighten your day? .... Compliments

14. Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat? ....Pukeko

15. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it? .... fingerless gloves

16. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it? .... a bar of soap
Remember...NO copying!!

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VIRGOGURL4 9/6/2010 5:08PM

1. Name something you use in the shower?...loofah

2. Something people hate to find on their windshield?....broken glass

3. Name something a man might buy before a date? ...flowers

4. What is something you cook in the microwave?...Lean Pockets

5. Name a piece of furniture people need help moving?....love seat

6. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman? ...they are more mature

7. Name something a dog does that embarrasses its owner?..humps everything!

8. Name a kind of test you cannot study for?....test of character

9. Name something a boy scout gets a badge for?....first aid

10. Name a phrase with the word 'home' in it?....home is where the heart is

11. Name a sport where players lose teeth? ....football

12. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a good day?...Give homework on Fridays.

13. Name something that can brighten your day? ...SparkPeople!

14. Name a bird you wouldn't want to eat? ....A pigeon

15. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it? ....a hand-knit sweater

16. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it? ....your bank balance

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/6/2010 10:16AM

    Cute answers! I have never heard of a Pukeko bird... will have to google that one! Have a great weekend.

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BUBBLEJ1 9/6/2010 7:51AM

    Must add that this was theifed from Mrs.Principal

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Oh for goodness sake, scale!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

For the past 3 weeks I have been bouncing within the same pound/500g on the scale. I'm either 82 or 82.5 and I'm no longer amused. For my sanity I NEED to see an 81 on that scale. Adding strength training should help this week, I hope. Lets get in 3 runs and 2 30 day shreds this week and if there isn't a loss I'm throwing my scale out the window! My clothes fit better and I feel better, so things are changing, but I really like seeing the number on the scale go down :(

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KELZIEROSE 9/6/2010 6:47AM

    Holy mac, me too! I'm always either 82.5 or 83!!

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PURPLE_PANDA 9/6/2010 1:37AM

    I know exactly how you feel. I have been eating better, exercising more and still nothing changes on the damn scale =(

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QUILTINGQUE 9/5/2010 7:58PM

    Try not to be too frustrated. I've been fighting with the same 2 pounds forever. I know I am doing better than I was before I started on Sperkpeople and that has to be enough for now

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DEBRALGARY 9/5/2010 7:31PM

    I met a girl from New Zealand a long time ago in Hawaii on vacation and we were pen pals for many years. We don't write anymore. Anyway. Don't focus on the scale so much that you go crazy! Get out the measuring tape and see if there is a differnce. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat! emoticon

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I'm no longer a member of the Clean Plate Club!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Its official. And I'm excited!

Over the last 2 days I have had 3 meals out due to my parents visiting. Other then realising that restaurant food is too heavy for everyday consumption (brick in the stomach this morning) I have also realised that my membership to the Clean Plate Club (CPC) has expired. I no longer have the urge to eat everything on my plate or in sight. And it feels good.

Lets start with Saturday lunch. I had 1 piece of garlic bread and left the rest. Old me would have reached for another piece, since there was plenty going, but new me said NO! Lunch arrived and I ate it, every bite, because I wasn't full from bread and because I ordered a smaller meal and I wasn't full until a bite from finishing. Success!

Saturday dinner was Indian food, which I love. I shared a naan with the boyfriend instead of having one to myself. I had a spoonful of everything on offer (OK, 2 spoonfuls of the veggies and 2 spoonfuls of the lamb) which I ate slowly with my bread. Then I stopped! I was satisfied and I didn't need anymore food. There was food on the table and I'm sure it was very delish, but the leftovers will be nice for lunch tomorrow too (I love reheated Indian food, I'm weird like that!)

This morning was breakfast/brunch out. I had the pancakes with fruit. I had 2/3 of the (thin, almost crepe like) pancakes and all of the fruit. There may or may not have been a strip of bacon involved. Once again, I ate until I was satisfied and then stopped. I auctioned off my pancakes to the other diners at my table because I probably could have eaten them but I didn't want to over eat. I also only had 1/3 of my coffee because it came in a huge bowl and I really didn't want or need that much coffee!

So there ya go folks, I am officially no longer a member of the CPC. And I like it!

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KELZIEROSE 9/6/2010 6:48AM

    Well done babes!!

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LEXIE63 9/5/2010 11:54AM

    Auctioning off your excess pancakes was inspired! CPC is an issue that I struggle with because I cannot bear waste. Since shrinking my portions though, I can still clear my plate but without the guilt. :-) Not so easy in restaurants where they supersize plates though, so doggy bags and other means are a great way to go. :-)
Lex xxx
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45ANDFIT1 9/5/2010 7:38AM

    You should be proud of yourself! emoticon

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SCREWIE 9/5/2010 5:26AM

    Well done you! :)))

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LOSE4GOODMN 9/5/2010 2:52AM

    Congratulations!!! That is SO WAY awesome!!! I am so excited for you!!


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Running - W2 D3

Friday, September 03, 2010


However, my calves are still bothering me. They are fine downhill (I think my stride is bigger and that helps) but as soon as I'm on the flat my calves get hella tight and sore and I have to stop and stretch, and it doesn't help much. They also look HUGE and are very tight and firm to the touch. Is this normal? Anyone know whats going on? I think it might be because my stride is too short, but if I make it longer I have to go faster and I get out of breath faster... very frustrating because it is so hard to move my legs and just keep going when my calves get tight because they are hard to move, even when I slow to a walk...

So my intervals went like this

1 - Fine, downhill

2 - Fine, downhill

3 - Getting a little sore in the last 30 seconds, on the flat, a little downhill

Break to walk up the huge hill

4 - So sore I have to stop after 1 minute. Stretch, try again, make it 30 seconds

5 - Still sore, fine once heading downhill

I don't think the 5K is going be be downhill, so I will hopefully work this out soon!

Plan for next week

Sunday - Short walk with my Mama

Monday - W3 D1 (I hope!)

Tuesday - Rest

Wednesday - Bike or walk

Thursday W3 D2

Friday - Rest

Saturday W3 D3

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    I don't really know anything about tight calves when running, but I did find this blog that talks about it and has links to other articles, including special calf stretches. Hope this helps!

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BEANPOD77 9/4/2010 9:28AM

    Hey there... Congrats on continuing your progress with running. I don't think I can offer many suggestions, as my area is pretty flat round here. I would guess some of your tight calves would be due to the elevation changes. From reading I have done, running downhill, while it feels easier, is actually a little tougher on the body ( balancing, resisting the pull downhill etc.) With respect to stride, I have read that shorter is better than longer, as that results in a higher "turnover rate" which helps your weight transfer etc, to be "more correct" when you are running.. You are right to warmup with a slow run, then stretch a bit ( I learned to never stretch before) and cooling down and stretching ( gently) again is the right way to go...I am by no means an expert...Just sharing stuff I've read :-)...Take it for what its worth..
I was thinking about you yesterday,..Heard there was a fairly significant earthquake in NZ yesterday..Anywhere near you? Family and friends all okay?
Take care!

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COURAGE40 9/4/2010 3:32AM

You are awesome!

It sounds like your doing C25k? ( couch to 5 k) Let me know.. I did that for awhile I got to week 8 and my foot started to hurt... had to stop and well .. I havent gone back in awhile.
can only give you my experience on this.

For me I warm up SLOWLY .... I gradually walked then did a slow jog... Then I stretched for at least 5 min. Then I went back to the walk and slow jog/run..

I chose not to go up hills Until I became really good at flat. Which meant until I reached 5k for awhile. My stride never went Big because that would mean an unbalance somewhere else. But I ran relaxed...

I ended it with a gradual slow walk out for 5 mins then a stretch for 5 minutes. I dont have a runners body. I have big hips and a short legs broad shoulders. But darn it I was going to be a runner! LOL

I took my time on this journey. Especially because I am overweight and that is stress on the muscles and the body in general. What I had to learn is that I cant run like a true runner until my body became like a runners.( which meant thinner) It took a lot of baths rubs and patience to get to week 8.

I send this with Love and encouragement

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Good eating, bad eating and I'm sick again (or still)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The past couple of days my eating has been awesome. I have been eating veggies and everything! Lots of stirfrys with lean meat and green veggies, little oil, low fat sauces...delish.

But today, I'm sick. I was grumpy and feeling gross and I went to the bakery and had a pie and a caramel slice for lunch. Now I feel grosser, but I just wanted it and you don't get between a sick me and my pie. I will be making good choices for the rest of the day (stir fry for dinner, fruit snacks) to try and make up for it. AND because I do know that when I eat junk I feel worse even though I crave it and think it will make me feel better. Grrr, I'm mad at me.

And I don't know if I am sick still (last week I was sick for 2 days and I haven't been feeling 100% since) or if I'm sick again. Who knows, I'm just sick :( But the boy has the man flu, so guess who doesnt get a break? Me! Gotta look after the helpless male despite my own sickness!

My mummy is visiting for the weekend... She can take care of me in my sick state!

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MAGGIE805 9/3/2010 2:05AM

    I've nursed my fair share of man flu which eventually he shared with me. Sharing is caring. Yea, right. I think I got the worst of it most of the time. Don't get too mad at yourself for the pie thing. Your doing everything else right and your human. We're allowed stumbles along the way on this journey and believe me, I stumble a lot. So don't think too much on it sister, just pick yourself up go have a fruit smoothie, drink plenty of fluids, try to rest and have your mom fix you some some soup.:)

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