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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Who wears short shorts?


I wear short shorts


You, ladies and gents, are looking at the first pair of shorts I have owned in adulthood. Seriously. The last time I remember wearing shorts was at Disneyland when I was 12. After that puberty and body image issues hit and I thought I was too fat for shorts. Well, not anymore!

I also got some new workout gear


The 2 tops on the left were $8 each, and the 2 on the right were $5 each. Love me some bargains! And I needed some new tops, my other ones are getting too loose. Terrible problem, aye?

I got myself some new headphones, too.


My old ones kept falling out of my ears. These ones stay put.

And I did my xmas shopping. I was on a roll. Now, my cards are staying at home until my trip. No more spending, Or I won't be able to afford my holiday!

  
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CARLA-216 12/3/2012 3:37PM

    Wowza! Looking mighty fine!


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LYNSEY723 12/3/2012 2:09PM

    Awesome!! Way to go getting some shorts to show of those sexy, toned legs!! :)

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MARINEMAMA 12/2/2012 11:41AM

    WTG and looking good in those short shorts!! Great job!!

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ADARKARA 12/2/2012 11:17AM

    Lookin' Good!

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INGMARIE 12/2/2012 10:48AM

    Looking Good. emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/2/2012 9:32AM

    I really want some headphones like that! I'm hoping Santa will bring me some.
WOO HOO for shorts! They look good : )

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LIVEDAILY 12/2/2012 9:27AM

    Look at you!! That's wonderful!! Great bargins too!! Did you get a winter coat for your trip??

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JSTETSER 12/2/2012 7:06AM

    Congratulations on the shorts!
Looking great!

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APED7969 12/2/2012 6:52AM

    Congrats on wearing shorts again! I don't think I'd function where I live without wearing shorts!

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MARYJOANNA 12/2/2012 5:51AM

  What fun to be able to wear shorts and your workout gear looks great! Congrats!

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AMSPARKER 12/2/2012 4:32AM

    LOOKING GOOD! Love the shorts, love the hair!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/2/2012 3:14AM

    Congrats on your achievements!

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December goals

Saturday, December 01, 2012

emoticon Lose 1.1kg, taking me to 70kg. This is a HUGE goal to have for December, and so close to my goal weight! I will try my best to meet it!

emoticon Track 6 days a week. Keep to the lower end of my calorie range and try to hit the middle of my protein range.

emoticon Workout 5 days a week, minimum.

Wish me luck!

  
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ANAJAK 12/3/2012 2:09PM

    I am finally back and we can do this together!! Ps. Looking good in the shorts!

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LYNSEY723 12/3/2012 2:08PM

    Great goals! You can do it!

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ANDRIANA11 12/3/2012 5:46AM

    Good luck, it sounds like q good plan. Smaller steps are more rewarding. emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 12/2/2012 11:42AM

    You can do it!!! Woohoo!

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MJ7DM33 12/2/2012 12:11AM

  emoticon Good luck!

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November goal recap (progress pic)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Weight goal: I would like to lose 1kg. I have already lost 300g this month, so only another 700g to go!

emoticon I have lost 1.2kg this month. All in the first half of the month, so I have been fluctuating 400g for the last 2 weeks! However, since I saw my lowest number a few times this month, (I have been fluctuating between 71.1 and 71.5) I am counting it as my weigh in weight.

Nutrition: track every day except 3 (to allow myself a break) and stay in calories 6/7 days
emoticon I tracked MOST days this month, but I had more than 3 non tracking days.

Fitness: come back from more injuries and resume boxing, boot camp and weights. Work out 5 days a week.
emoticon I have been exercising 5-6 days a week most weeks.

Progress picture
Start vs. 16kg

  
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MJ7DM33 11/30/2012 10:15PM

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KAPELAKIN 11/30/2012 8:11PM

    You look great, way to go on your November goals!

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Eating in the USA (aka 5.5 weeks to go!)

Friday, November 30, 2012

I'm on the home stretch. 5 weeks, 4 days and 13 hours until I leave. Not that I'm counting. Or excited. No... Not me emoticon

So, while I make my plans for my 3 week adventure my mind wanders to the issue of food, exercise, my weight, and the USA. I know that the states has a bad food reputation. And I am going to be eating out every day for 22 days. So, how am I planning on NOT gaining 30lb while I am away?

emoticon My first week will be in hostels, and both hostels have a 'make your own eggs' bar, as well as toast, cereal and fruit, for breakfast. I figure 2 eggs, a piece of toast and 2 pieces of fruit will be a good breakfast. After that I am staying where ever my tour stays, but breakfast is included most days. If not my plan B is finding a supermarket for some yogurt and fruit.

emoticon I am staying in central city locations, so I hope I will have a lot of options when it comes to food!

emoticon I am walking a lot. I plan on taking public transport and foot power as much as possible. I am on a tight budget, so anything else is out! I hope to fit in some ST (bodyweight stuff) every 2-3 days. Although I am in a hostel, so who knows where I will do it... I'll work it out!

Any tips from the americans out there? Any places to watch out for that have lower calories options? Any must eat places in San Fran, Seattle, or LA (the places I am doing on my own?)

  
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ALIHIKES 12/3/2012 1:59PM

    There are lots of wonderful food options in the states. 'I travel frequently and eat out. You should have healthy options at most restaurants. Problems sometimes arise from serving sizes -- they can be huge! You can avoid that by ordering appetizers, salads, or soups. For budget dinners, my friends and I usually go early and order off the happy hour menu. Seattle area is famous for using fresh local ingredients and has many healthy eating choices. In San Francisco I love the diversity and quality of food, I really miss first class Chinese food so I always have some there. San Francisco and Seattle are both great cities for walking and public transportation -- lots of hills and wonderful views. (I'm less familiar with LA) Enjoy your stay!



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KIMCOLLINGS 11/30/2012 1:44PM

    Here's a few things you could try:

-Ask the restaurants to grill items and not add extra butter or oil. Extra veggies instead of starchy sides
-veggie omelets (ask for no extra butter) and tomatoes on the side instead of hash browns
-you can pick up baby carrots, fresh fruits and keep them for snacks
-for an indulgence in Seattle, try three girls bakery at Pike Place Market and get the chocolate drop cookies. If you're going to have a splurge, this is a really yummy one. It's right next to veggie stands, so you can counter-act it with veggies..he..he! It's also close to the 1st Starbucks in case you need some coffee to wash it down.
-I think fast food might be part of the bad wrap. They are everywhere. I'd stay away from them completely if you can.
-There aren't a lot of grocery stores downtown Seattle, but there is a Target store close to Pike Place market and they have a fairly large grocery area where you can get fresh fruits, yogurt, etc. The other market I can think of downtown is on 3rd ave and just south of Pike. It's a little hidden but they have wonderful fruits, veggies, nuts, etc. and a very good deli/salad bar. I get their chicken breasts and remove the skin and they are super juicy and tender.
-Seattle is known for seafood. Shrimp salads or crab salads with a small amount of dressing or just a bit of lemon juice are terrific options. Or grilled salmon. Oh man...I'm getting hungry now!

That's all I can think of off hand. Can't wait to hear about your trip. What an exciting adventure!!

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LYNSEY723 11/30/2012 1:02PM

    I can't think of anything right off the bat, but I'm confident you will heve plenty of healthy options! If you get on google and put in your the address of the hostel you can search nearby for food and maybe check out menu's and nutrition info online. I THINK King County (Seattle) is required to have nutrition info available, but it MIGHT not be in affect yet. I'm not sure. Good luck!!

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JSTETSER 11/30/2012 6:10AM

    What a great plan!
I'd be excited if I were you
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APED7969 11/30/2012 4:49AM

    America does do junk food really well so while it won't be the best thing for your diet I highly recommend enjoying some. I love a really good diner over there for pancakes and bacon or a burger but have no specific recommendations since I'm from the east coast. As for healthy food there's really good premade meals available at Trader Joes and Whole Foods as well. Plus grocery stores in different countries can be a fun adventure. Even though I'm from the US it is fun for me to see how many more food options there are in the US than Australia. As for exercise there's lots of fun places to walk and run. I gave up trying to do ST while I was in the US last month but went on some great hikes and runs. Won't be too hot while you're there either. I hope the next 5 weeks go fast!! O and another favourite of mine is clam chowder in San Fran :-)

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AMSPARKER 11/30/2012 3:28AM

    ALMOST THERE! No suggestions, I'm from the east coast....just know that when I came to the UK, I noticed there is always the option of fresh fruit everywhere. Not so much in the US (at least in NYC, Philly, etc.)...unless you go a museum or other such place, it is hard to find fruit in the little stores, pretty much outside of grocery stores. But, once you get into a grocery store, you will be all set, most have lovely salad bars...some diners have "free" little peanut butters in to go packets, if you see them, I would grab some, along with a fruit that would make a great non-pershiable snack....they also have mini PB tubs in the grocery store. Sushi is always good, I think. Most fast foods have salads, etc. One thing I bought here that has been so WONDERFUL for yogurt, etc. is a cold pack that I put in the freezer, it has some kind of gel in it that gets frozen solid. Then, when I'm ready to leave in the morning, I throw in yogurt, string cheese, etc, and it stays wonderfully cool for at least 3 or 4 hours...nothing gross like warm runny yogurt or limp string cheese. yuck! try to invest in a bag like that if you have access to a freezer, mine cost me all of 5 pounds, so worth it!

HAVE FUN! ENJOY FOR ME!

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Enjoying my active life

Monday, November 26, 2012

I never thought I would love exercise this much. Ever. I always hated it as a kid, and now I can't get enough. I am working out six days a week, and I look forward to every workout. Yesterday I went for a run. 5k, a distance I haven't done in months. It was hot, so I took walking breaks and didn't push it too much. Still shaved 3 minutes off my last time on the same route! Today was boxing day. I went earlier and did a short strength workout before the boxing class. So I hurt now, but at the time i was happy!

It is getting SO HOT here! Yesterday and today I was sweating buckets. Like, running down my face and into my eyes. Makes me feel good, ya know, getting a sweat on, but I know that it is just the heat and not my effort emoticon

  
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LYNSEY723 11/26/2012 3:03PM

    Awesome job!! You are doing so fantastic! And I would take the hot weather over our below freezing temps! Okay, it's only below freezing at night... But it doesn't feel like it gets much better during th day!

Keep up the great work!!

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LIVEDAILY 11/26/2012 6:39AM

    Actually...it IS your effort. Your body has to work harder when it is hot outside. That's why people who exercise or work strenuously outdoors are cautioned to drink more water when it is hot; your body needs it!! It's getting colder here...snow on the forecast for tomorrow!!

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