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FINALLY seeing some results

Monday, April 11, 2011

I tracked everyday last week. I stayed within my calories 6/7 days (I'm counting the day I went over by 10cal as a win, it was only 10!) and I accepted the one day I went over my calories and moved on. I went to the gym 4 times in 2 weeks and I went again last night. I am noticing I am less sore after boxing now, which means I am getting stronger and my body is getting used to it. Will have to start putting more effort in!

I stepped on the scale this morning and it said 85.6. Last time I weighed (a few days ago) it said 86.6. I have seen this number before during a fluctuation but I am hoping that this time it is a real loss.

And I'd just like you all to join me in an international "screw you" to my workmate who laughed at the thought of me going to the gym and then told me that the kilo I have lost is pathetic and I should be losing way more than that, like the people on The Biggest Loser. He, my friends, is the biggest loser in this situation!!!!

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KATHARINA01 4/15/2011 12:23PM

    Your co-worker clearly has no idea what he's talking about. Don't let idiotic people like him get you down. It sounds like you accomplished a lot these last couple of weeks and you should be proud of yourself.


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KWRIGHT26 4/14/2011 2:08PM

    Go you for gym-going and sticking to your guns!

"Screw you, rude workmate!"

I just read a blog by YOOVIE about a person being downright mean about weight loss, too. Its a little mind-numbing that anyone could possibly think its all right to bring someone down like that.

My sister in law had a boyfriend who one night, while they were eating dinner, pointed at her plate and said, "You know, baby, that's why your jeans aren't the size you want them to be." It was the only time she was going to eat that day, because she already thought she was fat at about 105 lbs and felt guilty every time she ate, and they were having baked chicken, rice, and vegetables. I swear I've never wanted to punch someone more in my life than when she told me he'd done that and I sometimes wonder why I didn't.

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ANDEENNATE 4/12/2011 4:10PM

    way to go on YOUR weight loss!!!!!!!!!!

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CARLA-216 4/12/2011 2:10PM

    Great job with all the changes you're implementing! I'd bet that 1 kg drop is for real!

Umm, your workmate is an asshat...an ill informed asshat at that!

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ARCHIMEDESII 4/12/2011 11:44AM

    Your workmate needs to stop watching the Biggest Loser !!! People do NOT lose dramatic amounts of weight in a week. A safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds or .5 to 1 kilo, roughly. So, you are doing this the right way.

Tell your busy body workmate that the faster a person takes off the weight, the faster it packs back on. You're taking it off slowly, so it will stay off.

Good for you !!!


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MAGGIE805 4/12/2011 11:34AM

    Boo, to your workmate! Keep up the great work. You're doing great! :)

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PUFFPASTRY 4/12/2011 1:54AM


WHY do people think it is OKAY to be derogatory towards others like that?!?!? I am writing a blog THIS VERY MINUTE about a guy whom I've been getting close to (or so I thought!) who has done something similar to me twice now, and it BLOWS MY MIND. I would NEVER denigrate someone's efforts at health, fitness, motion, strength, personal betterment, etcetera....how can anyone justify that kind of *sshole behavior?!?

So glad you're giving him a big "screw you", because that is the correct response.


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PAMATX 4/11/2011 9:54PM

    Screw you to the workmate! What an asscake.

Great job! emoticon emoticon

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LILOATS 4/11/2011 8:07PM

    Stay Positive and just ignore your co-worker for he is of a little mind.

TONI emoticon

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HWESTAD 4/11/2011 7:49PM

    Wow, what a jerk!Go you!

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DARACOX 4/11/2011 4:39PM

    I completely don't understand people like that! Just keep going to boxing class.....then you can show him a thing or two (like your fists!)

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RAKYM1 4/11/2011 4:09PM

    Yes, he is. CONGRATS and keep up the good work! Consistency is the key.

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The good and the bad

Monday, April 11, 2011

The bad - I think I ate over my calories today...I haven't checked but my rough estimation puts me over. Oh noes! Off to track!

Wait, stop the presses, I have an update. I tracked and I was not over my calories!!!!!!!

The good - I kicked ass in boxing today! emoticon

I was really mad at my boss for calling me in on my only day off when I am already working 2 more shifts than usual without being asked. So I took it out on the lovely girl I partnered up with, or more specifically the pads she was holding. I even got praise from the teacher. Go me

I have decided to kick it up to 2 boxing classes a week, starting after Easter weekend (mainly because that is the next time I am free to go an extra class). I'll probably go on Wednesday nights because that suits me best. I am loooooving boxing, it is such good stress relief and the class is really fun and supportive.

Today was a good day, tomorrow will be a better one!!!

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WALLAHALLA 4/11/2011 11:55AM

    emoticon for you! It's great that you found something you enjoy to motivate you! emoticon

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KELZIEROSE 4/11/2011 5:55AM

    Go you :) Keep up the good work!

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My goals for the day

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Today will be busy, so hopefully by writing things down I will remember everything and get it all done!!

By 10am - Finish my languages assignment. Nearly done!

By 11am - Go to the supermarket to get tonights dinner ingredients

By 12pm - Be home from visiting my Grandad. I'm taking him a plate of last nights roast since he doesn't like leaving his house. He can have it for his lunch :)

By 1pm - Be doing my research assignment

By 4pm - Research assignment done or nearly done

By 5pm - Be at boxing class

By 7pm - Have a delicious dinner on the table

Whew! Busy day. That happens when my only real day off is a Monday, gotta fit everything in!

On your markys, get your carkeys....GO!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/10/2011 4:21PM

    The boxing class near the end of the day is a great way to move and work out the stress of all those assignments! Make it a great day.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/10/2011 4:08PM

    God bless you!! Have a great day!! Love your beach sparkpage!!


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5 quick things

Saturday, April 09, 2011

emoticon My pants are fitting better! It really is the first sign of good things happening!

emoticon I have eaten breakfast everyday this week! The temptation to skip it is strong but I keep going with my toast and fruit!

emoticon I'm eating at least 2 servings of veggies a day! Benefit of living with my mother is that she stll makes me eat my veggies

emoticon I only went to two classes this week (my goal is 3) but I'm OK with it. I'll go to 3-4 next week!

emoticon I have been sleeping waaaaaay better since exercising and eating better. Usually a solid 8-9 hours! That is pretty weird for me!

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LINDAF49 4/12/2011 4:10PM

    Yeah!!! Good for you - one other one I saw yesterday...my ring is getting loose!!

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ENDURETHERAIN 4/10/2011 9:36PM

    WOO HOO for YOOU!! :) Awesome!

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CARLA-216 4/10/2011 10:30AM

    Good stuff in this blog! Keep up the momentum!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/10/2011 7:07AM

    These are great benefits of your new program!

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BEANPOD77 4/9/2011 8:08PM

    Way to go girlfriend..You rock!! I m still hanging around. Glad things are going well for you..Got a run tomorrow..Had my knee MRI today, so hopefully will know soon what treatment is needed to get rid of it..the pain, i mean, not the knee :-)
Talk to ya soon

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DARACOX 4/9/2011 5:13PM

    Awesome! You are doing great!

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Random thoughts for Saturday

Friday, April 08, 2011

Morning all (or evening, or afternoon, and for many of you, happy Friday!)

Just some random bits that I want to blog but that don't really warrent a whole post.

I pin pointed where I ate a lot of my calories, breakfast! I have peanut butter on toast most mornings, and I love it so. But, 400 calories for peanut butter on toast? No thanks! So now I only have one slice instead of 2 and I have fruit on the side. I don't even miss the second piece of toast and it is nice to get in a serving or 2 of fruit so early in the day. And my calories have been cut by 25%, allowing me to eat an afternoon snack, which stops me over indulging at dinner. Calorie shuffling!

I like going to the gym, but I don't think I like spinning class, since I have skipped 2 this week. I am going to try and get up an hour earlier and go to the boxing class instead. I want to do a class on Saturday and it makes more sense for it to be one that I like and therefore will go to. I know spinning is good exercise but that alone is not making me want to go!!

Next Saturday I am working, and I think the Saturday after as well. My boss is lovely but fully takes advantage of my good nature and work ethic and sticks me with extra shifts all the time. I have plans for Saturdays, like the gym and uni work, my life isn't all about my job!

The manderin I am eating is rather dry.

Russell and I are toying with the idea of going on holiday in July. To Rarotonga. We are going to see how our finances pan out and if we can save enough for the flights and accommodation ($2000!) in the next month, as well as pay his mum back and some of what we owe his dad, then we will book the trip and work on saving spending money and food money. I need a holiday and something to look forward to and I think a week in Raro might just do the trick! Wish me luck and many saving vibes! Luckily Russell gets paid for a few of his jobs in lump sums, so we should have nearly all of what we need coming in in the next few weeks. I'm not doing the happy dance yet, more of a happy shuffle.

And I'll leave you with that. I have 2 super hard assignments calling my name and I should probably get going on them. I want to go hard today and get them nearly done. I can dooooo it!

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BUBBLEJ1 4/8/2011 6:14PM

    Raro is in the Cook Islands, about a 4 hour flight from Auckland. And it looks stunning. And there is NOTHING there but a beach. Oh yeah and the hotel we are looking at has a swim up bar.

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CARLA-216 4/8/2011 6:09PM

    Good job on shuffling the calories. I usually just do 1 piece of toast if I'm having toast for breakfast, but decided today to have 2 because I was hungry and I could hardly stomach the second piece.

You certainly do need some Saturdays off from work. Make sure you get some!

I wouldn't go to spin either if I didn't enjoy it. Exercise should not be something you dread, so therefore you're smart for choosing something else to do!

Fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes crossed that you get to go on holiday. I'm going to Google Rarotonga to see where it is and no doubt want to go there myself!

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LOUISE979 4/8/2011 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds like cutting back helps.

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