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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yes folks, I'm sick. I decided to give the gym a miss, which is a bummer because I really like this mornings class (and I can only go once in a while because of my timetable). But since I am coughing up a storm I thought it would be best to stay home in bed.

Lets talk about yesterday.

I went to pilates. It was a bit...airy fairy for my taste. I like fast classes, and it was very slow. My abs are feeling it today though!! I also didn't like the instructor. She told me off for modifying the moves like the pregnant lady, and I think that since it was my first class I should have been able to modify if I wanted to. Never mind. I might go once in a while to do some core work but I won't make it a regualar part of my timetable.

Yesterday I ate my usual breakfast and snack. Then I went out to lunch with my BFF. I ordered a small spaghetti marinara, with no cheese, which I think was a good choice. My afternoon tea was half a soy latte and a caramel slice. Not so good. Dinner was out with my workmates at a Thai restaurant. I had 1 curry puff and 1 piece of satay tofu (we ordered a few entrees for the table). For my main I had prawns stirfryed in garlic and pepper with veggies, no rice. It was very salty! I gained today and I am hoping it is just a water gain from all the sodium last night. Another reason to get my fluids in today!!

So thats my life folks. I am so annoyed that I am sick since I was getting into such good gym habits. Hopefully the illness won't last long!

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CARLA-216 4/20/2011 11:54AM

    Boo to the Pilates instructor. Sorry, but if you can't do the move, isn't it best to modify so you don't injure yourself? Annnnddd: how dare you modify if you're not pregnant!
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NURSE_FAWN 4/19/2011 9:23PM

    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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LIGHTERWRITER 4/19/2011 6:10PM

    I hear ya - I too have a brutal cough right now. So bad my colleagues asked me not to come in today (paid day off though). My husband and I took the dog for two walks today, so that's enough exercise for this girl! I'm always nervous when I'm in a good rhythm and I get sick or have an injury because once I get off track, I tend to stay off track. Feel better soon!!

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ANAJAK 4/19/2011 5:48PM

    I hope you get better soon!!

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DARACOX 4/19/2011 5:38PM

    *giggles* @ "airy fairy"

I'm sorry that your pilates instructor was a bit of a be-atch. Some instructors just don't get that they are there to "lead" the class, but that if everyone doesn't do it exactly the way you say that it's ok. Unless they are going to hurt themselves, which isn't the case with you because you were modifying so you wouldn't hurt yourself.

Anyways, sorry to hear you are sick! Rest up and get better soon!

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PSA for women!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I found out something amazing today. Amazingly scary.

I have been wearing the wrong bra size and statistically, 8/10 of you are too!

I need new bras so I went to my favourite bra shop and picked 2 in 'my size'. I tried them on and they were so uncomfortable I asked the assistant for a fitting. No wonder my bras have been painful for years; I have been wearing the wrong size. I was wearing 14C. I was fitted as 16DD. That is 2 cup sizes too small!

Wearing the wrong bra can cause pain and breast tissue damage (according to the poster in the changing room!) So, ladies, get fitted. If you got fitted a few years ago then get fitted again! I was fitted 3 years ago and in 3 years my girls really had a growth spurt!

Take care of your tatas!!!!

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KWRIGHT26 4/22/2011 12:55PM

    I still have bras from before I lost weight and they don't support anything. I'm not sure if they're 38Bs or 38Cs, but whatever they are, I use the little plastic strap-hiding gimmicks on them not because I have to hide my straps, but because the darn things can't get tight enough! My poor sister-in-law didn't have a well-fitting one until I bought her a Victoria's Secret one for her birthday one year. She'd actually been tying the back hooks in a knot behind her back because the only bras she could buy cheap with cups big enough were at least four inches too big in the band.

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MBSHAZZER 4/20/2011 5:31PM

    Hehe! President of the IBTC here! Not an issue! But I'm glad you got your girls sorted out! I'm sure they're happier!

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CARLA-216 4/19/2011 3:17PM

    I need to do this, even if I think I'm wearing the right size. LOL
Never hurts to get a professional fitting, and it's something I plan to do soon.

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SLIMMERKIWI 4/19/2011 5:00AM

    Most women obviously wear bras totally the wrong size for them. You see it with the way the backs of the bra ride up their backs. You see with with the bulging over the top of the bra. You see it by the huge wrinkling with slimmer fitting clothes (when they are too big for the boob) Good fitting bra WILL give a woman a much better shape, and that alone can make them look like they have a much better figure.

Another part of the anatomy that is often poorly fitted is the foot. Have a look at women wearing closed shoes and look at the big gap between their heel and the back of the shoe. Have a look at where the shoe "toe" creases are. When they are wearing sandal-type shoes, have a look at how much their own heel is either way over the back of the shoe OR the back of the shoe way behind the back of the foot.

The same happens with clothing. Needless to say, where it comes to any part of the anatomy, women just don't know how to fit themselves properly - they don't do themselves any favours.

I am really glad that you have noticed this and that your "boys" are now well supported:-)

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Too many lunch calories!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

emoticonI must start pre tracking again. My lunch was 700 calories! I still have 400 left for the day so as long as dinner is reasonable I will be fine.

emoticonToday I had to make a start on my next round of assignments. Ick. I haven't had enough time off to reboot, I want more time to relax!!! ARGH! It will all be over soon, just not soon enough! And the assignments are really big this time. I will just have to take them one step at a time. Kinda like weight loss, huh?

emoticon I have boxing class in a few hours and I can't wait! I really do love that class. It makes me feel strong and empowered. My classmates are so supportive, it is just a fantastic environment to be in.

emoticon My last wisdom tooth has decided to make a guest appearance this weekend. I can't sleep on my right side because my face hurts too much and I am on a steady stream of painkillers and bonjela. I hope this passes quickly!

emoticon It is pouring down with rain here and very windy. Now all my sparkfriends can gloat about their beautiful weather, after I spent all my summer posting pictures of the clear skies and sunshine.

emoticon Everyone in my house is sick. My mum has a tummy bug, the boyfriend has a cold, dad is starting to come down with a cold and I don't think I will be too far behind. I don't have time to get sick, I'm a busy woman!!!

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CARLA-216 4/18/2011 3:47PM

    I hope you avoid the sickies that are going around your house!

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DARACOX 4/18/2011 5:56AM

    Pre tracking is a lifesaver! Right now I pretrack an entire week at a time!

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MNCYCLIST 4/17/2011 10:47PM

    I'm with you, overate for lunch, but I just adjusted throughout the day and came out about right.

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Back to sparkin it up tomorrow!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

emoticonThis weekend my exercise and tracking have been non exsistant, so I will be back to tracking tomorrow, and the gym for a boxing glass. I have guessed my calories and should be in my ranges, but it is nice to know for sure.

emoticonNow I know that weekends are tough, tracking wise, and I will know to plan ahead for next time. Maybe organise and track my snacks for the day a few days ahead, and plan a couple of healthy lunches. We'll see.

emoticonThe weight I lost has stayed off, so that was no fluctuation! It was only 1.7kg (3.5lb) but it was a sign that what I am doing is working and it gave me the boost I needed! I don't set weight goals because I seem to set myself up for failure that way. I will keep randomly weighing to see my results but I am still going by how my pants feel.

emoticon I got a pair of pants a few months ago because they were only $5 (I love Kmart). They were too small and tight and I couldn't sit in them. Now they fit well and are actually comfy. $5 very well spent!

emoticon I am trying to be a better sparkfriend! I am trying to make time to read more blogs and answer message board posts, as well as posting on sparkpages. Even if all I post is a emoticon I have read the blog and I do mean the woohoo!!!!

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CATLADY52 4/17/2011 3:41PM

    emoticonyou are doing it right.

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CARLA-216 4/17/2011 9:35AM

    Great progress in being able to wear those pants! And 1.7kg/3.5 lb is not shabby at all!

You're doing great and I'm so proud of you, Jess!

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Early to bed, early to rise

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So I went to bed at 8.15 last night. Watched TV in bed for a while, but rested. Slept hard and woke up at 5.30 and couldn't get back to sleep! I should have gone for a run or to the gym, but I didn't. I'm just not a morning exerciser, even though I was up.

I have work today but its just a short shift, 9.30-4.30. I'm taking last nights dinner leftovers for my lunch and I will stop at the local fruit and veggie shop to stock up on some snacks. I can't leave the building today (nope, not even on my lunch break!) so I gotta pack what I need. Hopefully dinner tonight will be nice and healthy. No exercise means I like to eat at the lower end of my calories!

This week I don't have uni classes so I have a bit more flexibility in terms of when I can work out. This is the plan

M- Boxing
T- Pilates
W- Muscle sculpt
T- Water jogging (alone, because my friend can't come on a Thursday)
F- Rest (Good Friday, gym closed)
S- Rest (Working all day!)
S- Walk with Russell (he doesn't know yet...hehehe, and gym closed due to Easter Sunday)

I am being accused of getting "too obsessed with the gym" by a friend who is also trying to loose weight. I don't think 2-3 times a week is obsessive, especially since I enjoy it, I'm paying for it and it is working! Argh why do people have to be so negative about this healthy living thing. How dare I want to be a normal weight and live a long life without heart disease and other weight related health problems?

I also have 5 assignments to complete in 3 weeks. Joy. I have a strict study scheduale in place, so if I stick to it I will be fine!

And that was long, sorry!

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KWRIGHT26 4/17/2011 8:55AM

    Your time to exercise is your time to exercise, and its not obsessive until its a detriment to other important parts of your life.

Thanks for mentioning your strict study schedule. I have a hard time sticking to one and I know I need to try harder!

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CARLA-216 4/16/2011 6:57PM

    I think it's okay that you didn't exercise when you got up. I am not an evening runner (but I don't mind other activities after work, just not running), and I get how you feel about it.

I don't think 2-3 days per week at the gym is obsessive. Heck, I don't think 6 days per week is obsessive either. I think this friend is just jealous of your progress, and possibly afraid you'll "out do" her with your commitment to exercise. I am glad the gym is working for you and that you enjoy it!

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