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Dear Weather

Monday, August 02, 2010

Dear Weather,

I know I live in Auckland. I know that it rains a lot here, and it is windy and randomly sunny on the days and times I can't be outside. But since I am starting to get desperate, I'm asking anyway.

Please, please, make it be fine in the mornings so I can walk before school. Please? It is the only time I can get out and it would mean a lot to me if you could find it in your heart to keep the rain away until I no longer want to be outside.

Sincerly yours,

BubbleJ1's fat bum


Jumping on the August goal wagon!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Well, its already the second here, but that won't stop me from putting my goals down!

1. Exercise at least 3 times a week, aim for 4-5
2. Find another form of exercise I like besides walking. It hasn't stopped raining in 4 days and I don't like walking in the rain!
3. Stay under my calorie goal 6 days a week
4. Start doing some strength training. Just because I feel silly doing it doesn't mean I don't have to do it!
5. Be under 80kg by the 30th
6. Rock this placement!

I am on placement in a school for the whole month. Excited? Yes! I love teaching, I was born to do it, so I love being able to get out into a school. Being on placement means I work 80+ hour weeks though, so I'm going to have to work hard to get my exercise in! I am going to try to go to bed early so I can get up early and work out, even if it is just a quick walk around the block. If all else fails I can go for a (non-sweaty!) walk at lunch time. I also tend to join in if the kids are doing PE or fitness, coz thats just how I roll. I really feel the kids respond better if they know that you are willing to do what they do!

Have a great month everyone!

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BUBBLEJ1 8/4/2010 1:13AM

    TVELEZ, It's supposed to say within, not under. Was late when I wrote this! I can barely stay within my calories, let alone under them!

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SKINNYTINY 8/3/2010 6:00PM

    Sounds fabulous! With your calorie range though- stay within range and you'll do fine. If you go under, its as harmful as going over- your body goes into starvation mode and starts hoarding everything you're trying to lose!

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AMLYST 8/3/2010 3:38PM

    Good luck with your August goals! Also, if you don't like strength training so much a few things you can do without any equipment: crunches, push-ups, lunges, and squats. These are your basics. No equipment needed . . . so no excuses to NOT do them! HAHAHA!

Have a great day!

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My boyfriend sucks: A vent

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My boyfriend and I get one day a week together. Sometimes 2, but usually one. Today is that day. And since he got up 4 hours ago he has sat on his computer and ignored me. I cooked him lunch which he didn't eat, suggested we go out which he didn't want to do. Reminded him that we don't get time together next week because he is going away so this is the only day we get together until the middle of August. Nothing has made him look up from his computer and want to spend time with me.

We are supposed to be leaving for his parents place in an hour and a half for dinner. He still hasn't gotten his dad a present (after completly forgetting his birthday this week). So if he gets up right now we will get maybe 30 minutes together.

I'm so frustrated. I look forward to Sundays because they are supposed to be our day together. All week I miss him and think about how good it will be to spend Sunday with him. And when he ignores me and does his own thing, knowing that I look forward to Sundays with him, it hurts.

I get that he is busy. I get that he is stressed. I get that he is worried about things. But shutting me out and ignoring me is not the way to deal with it!

Emotional eating anyone? Yes I do want to emotional eat. Food makes me feel loved in these situations. But luckily for me there is no 'good' food in the house and I haven't showered yet today and I am waaaaay too vain to leave my house unshowered and with no make up on. So I shall sit here and be upset at my boyfriend and wish I was eating a family sized bag of Maltesers. Because those Maltesers will treat me right!

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AMLYST 8/1/2010 2:09PM

    Ahhh, you poor thing! Don't let it get to you. Maybe just use that time as "ME" time and do some crunches. HAHAHA! I have learned that you should definitely let your boyfriend know how you feel and not keep it all inside. Maybe he doesn't realize how much it upsets you when he doesn't give you the attention that you deserve.

Hang in there! I'm sure it will get better.

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LOTSACATS 8/1/2010 10:03AM

    I'm sorry that you are going through this. It sounds so very frustrating and hurtful. You are doing a good thing for yourself by writing out your emotions instead of eating them, though. Stay strong! Those Maltesers might treat you right, but you can and will treat yourself even better!!


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RAMJLM 7/31/2010 11:26PM

  It is truly sad when the cares of this life desensitize the affections of one human being toward another. You are important. Your feelings are important. Your needs and desires are important. Your time is important. Your relationships are important and he had better wake up an smell the roses while they're in bloom or he may wake up one day to a bed of dead flowers!

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Yesterday was a bad eating day

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Due to working yesterday day and having my partners concert yesterday night I had little control over when I ate and I ended up eating badly.

I started the day with cereal, no time for my smoothie, before work.

After work I got home with enough time to have a heat n eat meal before rushing out the door to my in laws, who were taking me to the concert. I forgot to take snacks. I should have taken snacks!

By the time intermission rolled around I was hungry and ALL they were selling was chocolate. So you can see where this went. I had a bar of chocolate.

By the time the concert ended and my partner was all packed up it was around my dinner time. And we were both exhusted for having really long days. So we stopped and got burger king. I had a grilled burger and a couple of fries, and half my drink.

So yesterday was horrible! But there was not much I could do about a lot of it, except being more organised next time.

Tonight I have to have dinner at my in laws and I have no idea what is on the menu, so hopefully I will be able to eat well for all of today. AND hopefully it will stop raining long enough for me and my partner to go for a nice long walk

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BEANPOD77 7/31/2010 10:04PM

    I think you did great. There are days when we just don't have total control. I agree with Payanar..the fact you had "a couple of fries" and did not inhale fast food is a great accomplishment..Don't beat yourself up..Just log what you can..learn what you can from the experience ( ie maybe have some "ready to go snacks" in the fridge or some lo cal granola bars in your car etc) and move forward! You are doing so well!!

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PAYANAR 7/31/2010 9:04PM

    It sounds like you did have a few slips, but be proud of the fact that you didn't mindlessly inhale the Burger King food without another thought. After a day like that it would be hard for me to have a "couple" french fries and to have the presence of mind to only drink half the soda. I think it sounds like you are well aware of the mistakes of the day so you will be able to plan for next time. Keep it up! emoticon

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Please disregard my previous entry

Friday, July 30, 2010

About 30 seconds after I published my last blog post I closed my eyes for just.one.second. I woke up 2 hours later. Hmmm must have used all that new energy learnin stuff at school...or something. By the time I woke up it was dark, and I have a huuuuge bruise on my thigh which hurts when I walk. So, no exercise.

Ya know how when you have a nap and you wake up and you are super groggy? That was me. I asked my boyfriend to clean the kitchen and make dinner. He said no and got pizza instead. So I went over my calories. Not hugely, I'm not going to worry about it, but I went over more then I might like.

Ah well, will do better tomorrow. I can't be perfect and pizza happens. At least because I'm allergic to cheese it was lower in calories!

Have a good day all!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/30/2010 10:13AM

    I made a rough estimate of around 200cal per slice. Which isn't too bad, but I had 4 slices. Opps. It isn't the worst thing in the world and a slice or 2 with a salad would be an OK occasional dinner. Its just that tonight I had the previously mentioned 4 slices and no salad.

But all is well, I enjoyed it, it was tasty and I'll be right back on track tomorrow :)

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AMLYST 7/30/2010 10:07AM

    I think that pizza without cheese can't be that bad. You have the crust (grains), veggies, meat (protein) and the sauce.

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