Friday, December 10, 2010
I'm still here, just. I've been so busy with work and life that the internet has taken a bit of a backseat! Still trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it is hard. I work next to a Bakers Delight. Nuff said. And after spending 9 hours on my feet the last thing I want to do is go for a walk or a run in the evenings. I'm going to try and get up earlier to get my workout in before work, me thinks.
I've been trying to make the most of my days off. Like today, I had a friend over and instead of driving to lunch, we walked. Took us about 25 minutes each way but it was a beautiful day so we didn't mind, and we walked back along the beach with our feet in the water. Monday is my next day off and we are going for a hike which will be lots of fun. Oh, and for lunch I had a open chicken sandwich. Lots of salad and only one piece of bread. Delish.
I have worked out a way to stop myself eating all my baking...Coworkers! I love to bake and I generally just want one muffin or biscuit or whatever I make, but I end up eating all of them so they don't go to waste. Now I just take the leftovers in to work to my workmates. Baking out of the house and I'll never get fired! Score!
In other news, I got my birthday present from my boyfriend today! My birthday is Tuesday, but he wanted to give it to me today because if I didn't like it then I would have just ruined my Friday, not my birthday. Sweet, but not needed because it was something I picked out (working in a jewellery store has its perks! I pointed it out to a coworker and she sold it to him). I'm not allowed to wear it until my birthday though. It is a white gold heart pendant with a little emerald and a little diamond set in it. So cute, I love it. I love emeralds!
Ummmm....yeah thas pretty much my life. I will try and set aside some time for sparking soon! I miss you guys!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I changed my starting weight and reset my goals. It needed to be done. Gotta face reality. At least I am still trying, I suppose. Did really well all day today until a friend text me asking to hang out and we ended up at McDonalds. I had sweets. I didn't even really want them. Oh well, I did mainly good and I walked today, so its not a total bust.
Off to make my yummy lunch for tomorrow :) Smoked chicken and spinach in a mini whole wheat pita pocket with a little blob each of aioli and pesto. Yummy! And a banana and a tangelo off the tree in my backyard.
Monday, November 29, 2010
There really isn't much point in this blog. It is mainly a "go me" because I had a successful food shop yesterday. Here is what made it successful:
*I made a list and stuck to it (For the most part. There was some mircowavable flavoured rice packs that were 2 for 1, so I got a couple because the ingredient list is respectable and the calories a good. The also travel well, making them the perfect work lunch)
*I made the list based on ingredients that would make a meal (I have beef mince, chicken stock and pasta, all I needed was greens and I could make a good soup, so I got greens)
*I got fruits and veggies that I would eat. No point pretending I like apples, they bore me. A pineapple though...Now we're taking! Lettuce is blah, I got baby spinach, broccoli and pak choy.
*I got lunchables so I don't have to buy my lunch at work. I will be having smoked chicken and spinach mini pita pockets at work this week! I can't wait to go to work and eat my lunch!
*I avoided the junk food aisles. I didn't even go down them! No point tempting myself
*I did get peanut butter. Peanut butter on toast with some fruit is a quick dinner when I can't be bothered cooking. I can limit my peanut butter servings, so it should be OK
*I went alone. No boyfriend asking for coke, chips etc. No holding someone up while I read ingredient lists and calculated calories.
So there ya go, my successful shopping trip. I'm about to get up and go on a nice long walk around my new area. I feel like just walking and zoning out for a while so who knows how long I'll be gone for!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Just like the ones I used to know!
It is finally hot and sunny here. Even though its overcast today it is still hot! To me, in lil' ol' NZ that means christmas (and my birthday!) is coming!
My birthday is in 2 weeks and I have decided to go to Rainbows End for it. Rainbows End is a theme park here, like disneyland but tiny and the mascots are called Rai and Bow. I know, I know, I'm 22 and want to go to a theme park. But I have my reasons! I like the rides, I like running around like an idiot and acting like a kid again and I have a friend who is muslim and since they don't serve alcohol she can come! And since my birthday is a Tuesday and the primary kids aren't on summer holidays yet it won't be too crowded. AND everyone I want to come can come because my boyfriend and best friend teach at colleges (on school holidays) and my friend from uni is obviously on holidays like me. So there. After, we will drop little girl (my muslim friend, I call her little girl coz she is tiny) off and the remaining 3 will go out to dinner with my parents, and I shall have a cocktail and dessert. So a semi kid, semi grown up birthday and I am really looking forward to it!
After that work will get mega busy for the next month. Retail at christmastime = madness
On a spark related note, I wanted to be at my goal weight in 2 weeks. Yeah, that ain't happening. All I can do its my best, maybe I can move a few Kg before then? I'm gonna start tracking and try to stay around 1300 for the next 2 weeks, as well as working out 3-4 days a week. Lets try for 5lb before my birthday!
On another spark related note, if my boyfriend ever decides to wake up we are going hiking. BEST AND MOST FUN WAY TO BURN CALORIES, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something stupid like 500 an hour (we should take around 2 hours) and the scenery is amazing AND you guys get pictures. So, really, I'm doing this for you (Carla), all for you. The trail is only a 15 minute drive away and according to the directions should be pretty easy to find. YAY for fun sparking!!!!!!!!!
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