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Today wasn't too bad

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today wasn't bad. I had a group meeting at a library, but I set out early because I am having a few issues at home right now, and I just didn't want to be there.

I stopped at the coffee place for a coffee and muffin. The muffin isn't huge, probably 300-400 calories worth (using similar sized muffins on sparkpeople as a guide) and it keeps me surprisingly full! I totally forgot I got the coffee, so thats $4.50 down the drain, since it wasn't drinkable when I remembered I had it 5 hours later. Morning tea was a coffee that my friend got me. Lunch was sushi. Not too bad, although I am at 1000 calories already. Anyone else find it impossible to eat 1200cal? Its just not enough food! I need 1500cal or I swear I will starve to death.

We got quite a bit of work done at the library, so thats good. I have a lot of homework though!

I am still exhusted. I honestly have never felt so lazy in all my life, but I have no energy what so ever! I WILL be going to the doctor on Monday. I hope he listens to me this time. Last time I had a less than nice experience.

  
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DARACOX 9/10/2011 7:35PM

    1200 calories is definitely not enough for an active women, unless you are less than 5 feet tall. 1500 would be the absolute minimum that anyone should eat. You have to fuel your workouts!

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CARLA-216 9/10/2011 11:32AM

    1200 calories is not enough (in my opinion) unless you're just sitting around all day doing nothing.

I hope your doctor listens to you this time! I hope nothing is seriously wrong. Please keep us posted!

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/10/2011 6:01AM

    Why are you doing 1200 calories? My Dietitian told me that in NZ they don't recommend going under 1400 calories UNLESS supervised by a Dietitian OR a Dr who has extra certification in Nutrition.

I would suggest that IF you really NEED to be at 1200 calories, then try to increase your protein a little more than you are already, and slightly decrease your carbs. Also, most commercial muffins are getting on more for 500 plus calories. They are VERY laden in oils. Copy/paste this link into your browser - it is for Muffin Break - most are like 500-600 calories!

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Also, you are better to have 4-5 smallish meals and a snack, rather than 3 with a couple snacks. How long ago did you drop to 1200 calories? IF it was recent AND suddenly, then go back up and gradually work your way down. Give your body a chance to get used to the change. The other thing that comes to mind is that the lack of energy COULD be due to lack of adequate calories. IF your weight-ticker is accurate, then remember a wee bit bigger person requires more calories than a little person regardless of whether you are trying to lose weight or not.

Good luck,
Kris



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APED7969 9/10/2011 5:18AM

    I can't do 1200 calories either. My range only goes down to 1400 and I can only manage that occasionally. I usually need at least 1500 to 1600 to not feel hungry much of the day!

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Chugging along

Friday, September 09, 2011

Today was the day of eating out. I always buy my lunch on a Friday. I think it is because I used to be allowed to buy my lunch at school every Friday and it has just kinda stuck. So I had sushi for lunch, my usual.

Breakfast was a banana walnut muffin and a coffee consumed while driving. I am aware this is frowned upon, but I am the master of eating and driving. Both eyes on the road!

Then dinner. I arrived home to Indian takeaways. I could have made something else, but my mum picked up Indian because she knows I like it. What could I do?

HOWEVER...My portions were decent. I knew I was eating calorie dense food, so I made sure my portions were smaller than usual. Sometimes your best is all you can do.

I gave the boyfriend a shopping list, so I could have some good food and snacks over the weekend. Yeah...I knew I was dreaming, thinking he would do the shopping. I'll have to do it tonight, and I have worked 11 hours today!

I worked in 2 stores today! The store close to my house (my store is a 20 minute drive) was short staffed so my boss sent me there for the afternoon, since it is only 2 minutes away from my house. Its nice to have a change of pace and work with some new people. But they close an hour later than I am used to, and half of my lunch break was spent driving to the other shop, so it made me really tired!

Annnnnnnnnnd... The rugby world cup started tonight. We have a great view so we saw the fireworks display from our house, and we watched the opening ceremony. If you have any interest in New Zealand/Rugby/Amazing light shows, I would recommend youtubing the ceremony, because it was off the hook. Now, I'm sick of the world cup, is it over sooooon?

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/1/2011 12:49AM

    Went into town today and enjoyed the happy world cup crowds walking around.
Put new boyfriend on shopping list, maybe? Or shop online v fast and easy once you get your list sorted out you can do it again and again...

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CARLA-216 9/9/2011 9:45AM

    You're right, sometimes your best is all you can do. And that's good enough!

Russell needs to go grocery shopping for you, especially if he's not pulling the hours you are! emoticon

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I don't know whats wrong with me!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I am just so tired. All the freaking time. Seriously, it doesn't matter if I get 8 hours sleep or 12 hours. I haven't been waking up refreshed and it is seriously affecting my workouts. Meaning I would rather take a nap than do them.

I don't know if this is because of everything I have on, or if I should see a doctor and look for an underlying reason. I am struggling to get energy to go about my daily activities, and even a walk sounds like too much work. I am scared that my weight is just going to keep going up and up because I am not working out as much (or at all) and I am slipping back into sugary foods and drinks to give me a pep.

Nothing much to be done, but I just wanted to share.

Something that isn't helping is an issue that I am having with a lecturer. I have brought it to the attention of the head of school, but there really isn't much he can do without a formal complaint, which I don't really want the drama of.

If only life was simple, aye?

On the bright side my eating has been really good today, so I am proud of myself for that!

  
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JILLTBNAGART 9/7/2011 10:08AM

    Get to the doctor. Something is wrong and you need to find out what! Good luck!

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SUNSET09 9/7/2011 7:34AM

  Go to the doctor and definitely talk about it. I was thinking depressed as well as this was shared to me by a friend when I provided those very same symptoms about my daughter. It could be other things but you have to start from some where! Food will provide you energy as well as it's good to hear you're eating good! Life is too short not to enjoy it! Kepp us posted! emoticon

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PEARL10 9/7/2011 6:01AM

    You are sounding a bit depressed.....Talk it out if you need to...but go see your dr, it might be something else.

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/7/2011 1:27AM

    GO TO THE DR - bloods can be done to find out the reason - weight increase/lethargy etc. can be Hypothyroidism, it could be PCOS, the fatigue could be depression, the lethargy could be low iron ......... there are LOTS of possibilities, and mostly they can be rectified or at least brought under control by the appropriate treatment.

Good luck,
Kris xx

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Getting my jiggly ass to the gym

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Firstly, I got an assignment back today and it had an A on it. I danced a little.

Secondly, I got through my mammoth weeks with my sanity intact. However, my ass is more jiggly then ever, so its off to the gym for me. My eating has also been bad, so I plan on going shopping tomorrow and getting some good food in the house, since the cupboards are bare and I have been naughty with the take aways lately!!

I CAN drop 10kg by my birthday.

Thirdly, I MISS YOU GUYS!!!

  
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CARLA-216 9/6/2011 2:40PM

    Great job on the assignment!

Miss you, too!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/5/2011 8:12AM

    Great job on the assignment!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/5/2011 8:01AM

    Have a terrific week both in and out of the gym!

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WHITEANGEL4 9/4/2011 11:59PM

    Good lunck and I know you will succeed

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Remember that plan I had last week?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, it didn't happen. Things got crazy busy and once again my own health and wellbeing got pushed aside. It happens

I had plans for a run this afternoon, but after staying up half the night to finish an assignment it just wasn't happening. I had a nap instead. Priorities. However, my assignment is nearly done, 3 weeks early. It means I can focus on the other...7? 2 are group assignments which is always tough since we get along REALLY well. We even got told off in class today for laughing during class. We need to settle down and do some work!

In other news I passed an assignment today!!!!!!!!!! C+, but a pass is a pass and I didn't do as badly as I could have. This has given me a lot of confidence because a C from this lecturer is like a B from anyone else!

This week I am working 40 hours, as well as having to do many assignments. I have no planned exercise but I will try and walk when I can. Next week I only have to work 20 hours so I plan on picking up the exercise a bit more. I would like to drop 10kg by xmas, so I really need to get onto it.

In other, other news, my grandad is doing well. I went to visit him on Friday and his curtain was half closed, all I could see was his bed, which was empty. I said to his roommates "Oh, he's not gone and died has he?". I heard a laugh from behind the curtain and found grandad sitting up, in a chair, eating dinner. BIG progress. And he laughed at my joke, which means he is fine. I have a morbid sense of humour, clearly, but I think grandad is just grateful that I'm realistic. He is hopefully being moved to a rehab unit closer to home this week. He will still get round the clock care, but will be encouraged to be more independent so hopefully he can go home soon.

So thats my life. I am still around, but I will be very busy this week. Don't miss me too much!

  
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ANAJAK 8/31/2011 3:14AM

    I do miss you. Things sound crazy busy still but good yah??

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CARLA-216 8/29/2011 11:56AM

    I'm so glad to hear grandad is doing better!

Great job on the C+!



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DARACOX 8/29/2011 6:24AM

    Glad to hear your grandad is doing better! Hopefully you can get some exercise in this week, it must be so hard with school and work and everything!

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