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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Today I didn't have a coffee.

Friends were speechless. They asked me what was wrong. Did I not have any money?

No, I had money. I also felt I had enough energy to get through the day without it. That and I didn't want to go over my calorie range with coffee. I'd rather eat the calories!

Which brings me to the point. I am noticing that I have more energy. Not bucket loads or anything, but enough so that I don't HAVE to have a coffee to keep me awake in the morning. It was freeezing so it would have been nice to have something warm to hold though...maybe I need to aquire a taste for herbal tea...

So this is (hopefully) another positive side effect of eating better!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/30/2010 10:07AM

    It is so cold here at the moment that my water is nearly ice cold just coming out of the tap!

Iced coffee...double the awake power, one hit...something to think about!

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AMLYST 7/30/2010 10:05AM

    Isn't it awesome not to have coffee?! I try to not drink coffee on the mornings I run because it's time away from my wather and I always feel a little more dehydrated when I drink coffee. Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee on my weight lifting days . . . They say that ice water has the same effect on the body as coffee. Not sure if that is true, but just something to think about

Can you imagine what Ice Coffee would do . . . HAHAHA!

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I had a good day today :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I ate well (within my calorie range, small sweet treat), I walked for 4km and I felt amazing at work tonight in my work clothes.

My work clothes are all a little tight and I always feel very aware of my size when I'm wearing them. But tonight I looked in the mirror at work and I felt good.

I know that I have only just started this journey and I haven't lost much, but not being bloated anymore has REALLY made a difference to how I look. I don't look 6 months pregnant anymore! 4 months, maybe emoticon. Not having a huge tummy makes me look better in my clothes and I'm feeling more confident.

So I'm going to bed happy about my day and myself. Ready to get up in... 6 hours for school!

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What the hell is happening?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I craved a banana. A banana!

What is happening to me? Why did I crave healthy sweet fruit instead of unhealthy sweet chocolate? Is my chocolate addiction subsiding? Was I deficient in something that the banana had? Or was it the fact that the bananas are beautiful and ripe and yellow and they were sitting right infront of me all last night??

Who knows. I'm not gonna question it anymore, I think I shall just go with it!

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NOTMILK 7/30/2010 7:09AM

    maybe you are learning to listen to your body? That banana probably had something you needed and because it looked so yummy AND you knew it was a good idea! Way to go - pass me one!

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LAURELSPARK 7/29/2010 12:36AM

    Good for you. I think I'm going to put some fresh fruit out on my counter. Maybe it will look so good that I'll head toward the fruit when I am hungry.

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Food shopping and other things

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I went food shopping. Good thing too, because we were running low on...everything!

As promised I stocked up on nibbly things for when I get nibbly in the evening. I got Special K bars, rice crackers, kiwifruit, bananas and manderins, as well as gum and sugarfree mints. I have 2 bowls full on my coffee table, one of fruit and one of the other nibblys. Yummy and convenient. I have to move to get anything bad and since I am fairly lazy I am more likely to go for what is right in front of me!

AND in the supermarket they had Maori Language Week signs everywhere, so I learned some new words. Two birds with one stone! Beef is Kau and chicken is Heihei. I didn't remember the word for lamb, which is a shame because that is what we are having for dinner! Lamb with potato and broccoli, delish!

Another problem I have is that when I get hungry I need food now. I go from zero to starving in 3.6 seconds and most of the food I have takes waaaay too long to cook so I end up making bad choices while I wait for my good choices to cook. So I purchased heat and eat meals. This is something I never, ever do but I found some with no cheese so I may as well give them a try. They are 350cal each, and the fat and sodium are reasonable to high. I don't plan on eating them everyday but they should help to get me fed if I'm in a pinch. I plan on adding veggies or a salad to them to bump the nutrition up a bit.

In other news, my walk got rained out :( I shoulda, woulda, coulda done some inside exercise, but I didn't. If it was a drizzle I would have gone anyway, but it was actually raining. I plan on doing my loooooong walk tomorrow instead if the rain stays away.

Wish me luck Sparkies! We will beat this!


3 things

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1. Elmo was on Dr Oz today. I don't care if I'm 21; I love Elmo. You are never too old to have Elmo make you smile over soup!

2. I lost some weight emoticon

Hell yeah people, it is working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited. I was naughty and stepped on the scales early but I'm glad I did because it has given me a boost that I needed.

I need to loose another 3.5kg (7lb) by the end of August to meet my goal so I think I should get there, or at least close! I am currently loosing 1.5kg a fortnight so fingers crossed!

3. Around my town it is Maori language week. This year I am making it my goal to use more Maori language when I am talking, especially since I am going to be a teacher and it is a requirement that I am familiar with the language and protocols.

Any Kiwis reading? Join in! I've found it fun to korero with my uni friends who have the same goal. My pronunciation and confidence using Maori language outside casual social situations is not good, so if yours isn't either then that is OK! Participating and making an effort is the aim of the game for me!

Anyone not from NZ reading and wondering what I'm talkin about? Have a google and these should be some great info there.

So there ya go. To recap

Weight goal: On track. Would like to loose another 3.5 kilos by the end of August

Personal goal: Use Te Reo Maori more

Elmo makes my heart happy

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AMLYST 7/27/2010 9:58PM

    Great job on your weight loss! Keep up the good work to lose another 7 lbs by the end of August - of course do it in a healthy way!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/27/2010 9:05PM

    Thank you Harprice!

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HAPRICE 7/27/2010 9:03PM

    I am not a Kiwi, but I do know about Maori and I think its great that knowing the language is something that the teachers are expected to know. Good luck in your studies!

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