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No excuses! Day Two

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It is 7.30am and I have already been for a 4km walk, stubbed by toe on musical instruments and had a fight with my boyfriend. I'm like the army, more done before 9am then everyone else does all day!

I got up at 6am. Ouch. Especially because I didn't get to sleep until after 11. But, no excuses, I got up and went for a 4km walk. I tried running intervals and I went well and felt fantastic until I got a pain in my upper thigh/butt area. It hurt so I stopped. I was bummed because apart from that running felt fine. I streched the muscle and tried to run again but the same thing happened. It wasn't an unconfortable hurt, it was a serious pain and I didn't want to risk hurting myself. I have a doctors appointment next week, so I'll ask about it then.

I have put my foot down and told the boyfriend that I'm getting running shoes. My $30 shoes are causing me too much pain. I have plasters all over my feet to support my feet. So next pay I'm getting shoes :) Running shoes and new work shoes. I'm very bad about spending money on myself. I always feel like there is a better thing to spend the money on. So this will be very hard for me, spending a large amount of money on myself!


No excuses! Day one

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thus far very successful.

I got up at 9am and went for a 6km/75 minute walk before work. Then worked on my poor tired legs for 3.5 hours, which wasn't a smart idea. But I exercised and I feel good about it.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, except I have to get up at 6! I will aim for 4km tomorrow, which is around a 45 minute walk.

My eating has been good, and I should be within my ranges today.

In other news, I have quinoa. Not very popular here, and very expensive. I only have some because my MIL gave me a bag. I'm going to have some with dinner tonight, see how we go! It seems to be very versatile so I should have some fun experiementing. Kinda high in calories, but they are good calories, right?

Have a fun and happy no excuses week everyone!

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LOTSACATS 8/15/2010 9:08AM

    Ooh I just bought quinoa yesterday at the grocery store; Spark has some great looking recipes that I can't wait to try!

Keep up the good work with NO EXCUSES! Love it!

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A week of no excuses starts...tomorrow!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Well its 11pm here, so I'm about to go to bed. But I have decided to really make progress this week I need to cut the excuses.

I WILL walk 6 days this week. Raining? Do LTT or a couple of SP videos. Use an unbrella if it is just spitting. Buy a raincoat suitable for walking. Solve the problem, don't let it be an excuse not to exercise! I WILL be having a rest day because I believe that they are good for the mind and body. Probably Thursday because its midweek and its my busiest day. Other then that, no excuses, I will be moooooving my booty.

I will stop mindlessly snacking in the evenings. I will use the suggestion given to me by Daracox and start drinking herbal tea again. If I sweeten the herbal tea with honey it will fix my sweet cravings in less calories. And I have a yummy strawberry and kiwifruit tea that I haven't had in a while. Maybe a new tea flavour could be one of my 'rewards', since I tend to like the expensive ones. They are usually $10 a bag!

I will loose .7 of a kg this week. Or try my very best to get there. I have a doctors appointment next week and I want to be able to show that I have lost weight since my last visit because last time I was told to start loosing weight. If I can be around 82, so 3kg lost, I will be happy!

No excuses people. Its cold and raining won't cut it anymore! I'm tired and lazy are also not allowed! Anyone else want to join me for a week of no excuses?

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WARRIORWOMAN90 8/14/2010 8:02AM

    I'll join you! WW.

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I'm bored and avoiding planning

Friday, August 13, 2010

Copy and paste and fill it out on your own blog.

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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