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Friday, August 13, 2010

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1. What time did you get up this morning? 9.10 (Looooove Saturdays)

2. How do you like your steak? Medium rare or medium

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Knight and Day

4. What is your favorite TV show? Greys Anatomy and Gilmore Girls

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? San Francisco

6. What did you have for breakfast? Dinner leftovers

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Japanese

8. What foods do you dislike? How much time do you have? Most veggies, dairy, anything with a weird texture

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Narita Japanese restaurant

10. Favorite dressing? Balsamic vingarette

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 1997 Toyota Cynos convertable in red. My quarter life crisis purchase

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and a tshirt or maxi dress

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Everywhere. USA, Europe, Africa

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? half full today

15. Where would you want to retire? Upper Hutt

16. Favorite time of day? I like lots of times of the day... You only get 24 hours, you should like all of them!

17. Where were you born? Auckland, New Zealand

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I will watch an All Blacks game, under protest, if Dan Carter is playing. Google him and drool.

19. How many siblings? 1 actual younger sister and one techincally not little sister

20. Favorite pastime/hobbies? Reading, cross stitching

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Not really curious...

22. Bird watcher? I watch my cats bring them into my house. They like bringing mummy presents

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night, but I have been liking getting up early lately

24. Do you have any pets? Pets? No. Furchildren? Yes! I have 2 furbabies, Pixie and BB and I love them

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Its...ummm...raining. Thats all I've got

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Fashion designer for Barbie or a chef

27. What is your best childhood memory? Disneyland!

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Cat, but I love dogs and would like to have two one day

29. Are you married? Nope, still waiting

30. Always wear your seat belt? I have one of those special cars that doesn't start unless everyone has their seatbelt on!

31. Been in a car accident? Yes a couple, mainly minor except for for one when I was about 8 where I was the only one not injured.

32. Any pet peeves? Where do I start? People who say "you know that..." when its obvious that you don't, people who don't take their screaming child out of a restaurant, people who are oblivious to everything around them, people who can't drive properly...

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Meat and BBQ sauce, no cheese

34. Favorite Flower? Iris and Lilly

35. Favorite ice cream? Mint cookie smash with hot fudge

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Burger King

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? once for my learners and once for my restricted

38. From whom did you get your last email? Sparkpeople

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? I don't have a credit card...

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Nope

41. Like your job? It has its moments

42. Broccoli? Roasted with salt and pepper

43. What was your favorite vacation? Disneyland!

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? My sister Ashleigh

45. What are you listening to right now? Come Dine with Me

46. What is your favorite color? Silver and purple

47. How many tattoos do you have? None, but I may get one when I hit my goal weight

48. How many people will fill this out? I hope several!!

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 10.59

50. Coffee Drinker? Sometimes, Soy mocha please


Dinner out and maintaining

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dinner out with some success!

I split my entree with my sister and I only ate half of my main (grilled steak, mash and salad) and had the rest packed up for lunch or dinner today. I also got the sauce (garlic butter) on the side. I spread a little on top and it was plenty. I did have a dessert. I managed to get the boyfriend to have a few bites, but for the most part I ate it and enjoyed. I savoured it, didn't scoff and I enjoyed having dessert because I wasn't stuffed from dinner because I only ate half of everything. The boyfriend was drinking in the bar part of the restaurant we went to, and he got a wee bit drunky. Enter Burger King stop. Out of habit I got a chocolate pie. But I got home and put it in the fridge because I didn't really want it, I just ordered it because I'm used to ordering even if I'm not hungry.

I maintained this week. I'm still at 82.7. I'm a little disapointed that I wasted a week, I could have lost this week if I tried, but at least I didn't gain. That would leave me with more to loose. Also, if we look at it, I've lost 5lb in 4 weeks. Lets be glass half full and look at all the bright sides.

By next Sunday I would like to be at 82kg. This is my goal for the week, to loose .7 of a kg or a pound and a half. And I need to get my evening eating under control! Lets do this people!

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LOTSACATS 8/13/2010 9:05PM

    Aww, don't think of the week as wasted! You maintained, that's great! Plus, look at all the progress you made in terms of making healthier choices for yourself. That is definitely not time wasted, you're building a healthier future!

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JACQUISPAGE 8/13/2010 6:57PM

You are doing great! emoticonIt is soo encouraging to come and read a blog like yours because you are maintaining and winning. I wish you well as you continue on your weight loss journey. God bless you.
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BUBBLEJ1 8/13/2010 6:31PM

    Good idea Daracox! I have some loose leaf herbal tea that I've been meaning to drink, so I'll have some of that in the evenings. Yummy and warm on the cold nights! And thanks for your positive comments!

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DARACOX 8/13/2010 6:25PM

    Eating out is one of my biggest weaknesses, so congrats on your success! Sometimes you totally have to have dessert! Also good for you for not eating the chocolate pie just out of habit as well. It's proof that you are more conscious of your eating. 5 lbs in 4 weeks is great progress! Buckle down and I'm sure you will lose that .7 kg this week. Drink tea in the evenings, it keeps you busy and full! emoticon

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Teaching has its downfalls

Friday, August 13, 2010

Like the shared morning tea! Someone contributed caramel slice. I had some. There were cherrio sausages. Had a couple of them too. Sausage rolls, had one of them (left most of the pastry). STOPPED EATING WHEN I FELT FULL! Had a good breakfast and a good lunch, a low calorie but filling afternoon snack and I feel OK about it.

Tonight I'm having dinner out with my little sister. Well, we call each other sisters, we grew up together and I love her like a sister. She is moving to England on Sunday and isn't coming back! My little sister, my gorgeous girl, is going out into the world by herself. I'm gonna miss her! Thank goodness for facebook. Anywho, we are going out to dinner. I told her to pick the place since its her leaving dinner. I'll try my best to eat healthy, but I may have a glass of wine. Just the one because I'm driving.

Tomorrow, I have a plan. My plan is to walk some of the trails up on the Waitakere Ranges. The boyfriend doesn't yet know that he is part of this plan! There are supposed to be some nice walking trails up there that are suitable for just walking (no hiking, don't have the shoes for it) so I'm hoping we can go up there and explore. If not I'll explore the trails near my house some more. I'm discovering more and more. I wish there was a website that listed them so I could go to a specific one instead of stumbling upon them. Such is life I suppose!


Checking in

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I have been hella busy lately. Between school, work, assignments, planning and my boyfriend and furbabies I feel like I haven't had a moment to myself.

I haven't gotten up early to walk the past couple of mornings. Please see the list of responsibilities above. I am tired and decided sleep is more important at the moment. I have plans for big walks in the weekend, so hopefully that will make up for it. AND once one of the boys jobs decides to pay him, for the first time this YEAR, I'm getting new walking/running shoes!

I still haven't been eating WELL. Well, I have, but only to a point. My breakfast is always a spinach and berry smoothie which packs in 2-4 serves of the good stuff, depending on what I put in it. Lunch and snacks are usually healthy options, like soup, special k bars, fruit, almonds, rice crackers.

It still just dinners. On the nights I work it is easier to take something home. On the nights I don't work and neither household members with thumbs want to cook it is easier to get takeaways (have now replenished heat n eats!). However, I feel I'm more mindful in my eating. Case in point, yesterday I ended up at McCafe to do some work and wait for the boy. I had asked for a small soy hot choc and a mini caramel slice, because I wanted something sweet (and I had a bad day). But guess what, it was cheaper to get a full size of both because of a special deal. Sure, why not. But...and it is the amazing part... I only ate half the caramel slice. It was yummy, but very sweet, so I ate half and asked for a takeaway bag! Go me for not eating the whole thing! After I met up with my boyfriend, he suggested dinner. Sure, why not! Can everyone tell I was in a "why not, nothing else to lose!" mood last night? So we went to our favourite japanese place and waaaaay over ordered again. I usually get 2 small plates (seaweed salad and grilled rice flour balls) and a main (chicken teriyaki). But after my 2 small plates and a bite of the boys sushi I was full. So I stopped eating! I didn't even touch my main. I had it boxed up and it will be lunch and dinner tonight.

And with regard to getting food from work, I have stopped ordering mains. I have started to get an entree with a side of broccoli.

So the point of this whole rambling is, that I'm not a good weight loss person yet, but I can tell I'm getting there. The old me would have eaten the whole caramel slice, and all the Japanese food. The new me realises when I'm full and stops! So if I can tick over eating off the list of eating problems then I am once step closer to my goal.

In other news, the walking mentioned above is getting too easy. And I made myself a deal that when I was fit enough that walking was easy I would start a C25k type deal. So, that is coming up! I used to run, last year, but I pushed myself too hard, didn't do it right, and ended up stopping. This time will be different. I'm going to be building up gradually AND I have sparkpeople for support.

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HAPRICE 8/11/2010 10:04PM

    you really are doing great things and making progress, just like with running, I think these lifestyle changes are best taken on in moderation, so that one doesn't burn out and have to stop. emoticon

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Lose, maintain, just don't gain!

Monday, August 09, 2010

This is my mantra at the moment. I've had a bad week with eating and exercising, so I'm not expecting a huge loss this week and as long as I stay the same I am happy. Sure, I wanna see a number in the 70's on the scale, but if that doesn't happen by September then I'm not going to freak out about it.

This week I'm gonna try harder to stay within calorie limits. I say this everyweek, but it still hasn't happened, so it still needs to be a goal. I'm also gonna try and walk a bit more. Mornings are generally very wet, it is usually pouring when I wake up, and I can't exercise inside because it wakes up my boyfriend and he gets mad. Hopefully my staff meetings will finish a bit earlier so I can walk after school. Or the rain could stop so I can walk in the mornings! I prefer walking in the mornings, it gives me time to think and (mentally) relax before a long day at school. I think I need some kind of rain poncho...

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AMLYST 8/9/2010 4:59PM

    Also, can you do your workout at night? I find that after I workout, I tend to not be hungry or don't want to sabotage the workout I just did . . . Just something to keep in mind.

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AMLYST 8/9/2010 4:57PM

    Snacking at night is SO hard for me as well. Try to snack on veggies and fruit (I know, how boring). Have you tried the 100 calorie snack packs? Those are good, but I always end up eating 2 or 3, which defeats the purpose. LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER helps me too.


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BUBBLEJ1 8/9/2010 3:39PM

    Thanks lotsacats, but I do that already. I log everything before I go to school in the morning, or the night before. I even try and leave a couple of hundred cal (so I'll meet my min cal) for when I get snacky at night. And because I barely eat anything (dairy intollerance and very fussy) I have a one week rotation of food that I will eat.

It is just me making bad choices in the evenings. I'm either starving after work because I don't get food breaks or just too lazy to cook myself a good meal (even though it takes less time then going to a drive thru!). Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, they help me a lot!

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LOTSACATS 8/9/2010 12:33PM

    What really helps me stay within my calorie range is to plan my day out ahead of time. I log all the food I plan to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks before I eat it so that I know how I did meeting my targets, and then adjust things accordingly. For example, today I was going to be short on my fiber goal by 2 so I added some baby carrots to my planned dinner to meet that goal.

It really helps that I tend to eat the same things over and over till I get sick of them, so I know generally what I will be eating from day to day. You have to find what works for you and stick with it! Keep at it girl, you can do it!!

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