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Its a 2 star kinda day!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Or a 2 starfish kinda day. Coz thats all I can find in the emotions. Come on spark, give us a gold star!

emoticon Ate well. Had a more filling breakfast which held me over longer. Smoothies are quick and delish, but not filling. Wish I could have dairy; yogurt would probably make it stick to my ribs a bit more. Dinner was a bit bad, but I didn't cook it, and kinda have to go with the flow. It was crumbed chicken, which had been panfried, but I left as much of a crumbed bit as I could and tucked into the veggies.

emoticon I got my ass off the bed (I hang out in my room a lot) and went for a walk around the block with a few running bursts in there. Took a very hilly route so I walked uphill and jogged the flat and downhill bits. Compromise. It makes the world go round.

So, in short, I got 2 stars!

Tomorrow I am going to Tauranga (about 3 hours away) for a wedding. So, 6 hours in the car. Hope to get some walking done in Tauranga though, as I think that walking is the best way to see a new town. I have only been to Tauranga once, and I was like 9, so it is more or less a new town. I have to research lunch places so that I can find a healthy option. Don't want to be caught off guard! Also need to stop in at the supermarket and get some nice, healthy car snacks!

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OUTDOORSY_DAD 1/6/2012 3:12PM

    Great that your planning ahead and getting yourself some car snacks. Have a great time at the wedding.

Outdoorsy Dad

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CARLA-216 1/6/2012 9:20AM

    You could add some beans into your smoothie to up the protein. Start with small amounts and add more as you find you can tolerate the fruit/bean combo. I use something like garbanzo beans, navy beans, or cannellini beans.

Have fun at the wedding and exploring the town!

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/6/2012 7:41AM

    Sounds like the plan is working for you. Have fun at the wedding!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/6/2012 5:44AM

    Have fun at the wedding!

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I ate dessert and STILL get a star

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I went out for dinner with my girlfriend tonight. I prepared. I ate light all day because I knew that I would go a little nuts at dinner. I ended up ordering a half portion (YAY for half portions!) of linguine with calamari in a tomato sauce. The half portion was the perfect size, and I ate every bite. Then the dessert menu came around. We were going to share but couldn't agree on what to have, so I had a whole dessert. I enjoyed, savoured and LEFT SOME BEHIND. I was done, so I didn't force myself to finish the whole thing. YAAAAY. I'd say that gets me a star, no?

So to recap:

B- Smoothie ("Thats not breakfast!", my workmate exclaimed. I reminded him that a cigerette wasn't lunch. Yeah, that shut him up!)

S- Muesli bar

L- Pita with hummus, smoked chicken and feta (this made all my workmates say "yuuuuum, what is that"?!). I toasted it and the feta went all melty.

S - Wonton soup

D - The pasta, and then dessert

I think I did well so I am giving myself a star. No exercise star, I have been out all day :( Will try for a a walk tomorrow!

P.S I gave myself an exercise star yesterday. I walked to my massage (thanks mum!) and then walked the long way home, for a total of 25 minutes walking. Not at pace, but still better than driving the 500m up the road!!

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BARCLE 1/5/2012 4:02PM

    emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR dudette.

Soooo, you in for the quarter marathon this year??? Sunday 28 October just in case you're wondering emoticon

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    I knew you'd work it out! Awesome!

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CARLA-216 1/5/2012 2:02PM

    emoticonGreat job!

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/5/2012 8:53AM

    I find that if I deprive myself I go crazy, so I allow myself a little bit here and there. I find that it helps keep me on track!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/5/2012 8:06AM

    Life changes begin one choice at a time and to be truly successful need to be ones we can maintain... Good for you for your positive choices and still enjoying yourself!


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/5/2012 5:50AM

    Sounds sticker worthy to me.

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Will power is...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Having a giant box of chocolates and only eating 3.

See? OK there are 6 missing, but the boyfriend had the other 3, I swear.

So I had a treat AND still earned my sticker yesteray. Yay for me!

Currenty sipping on a smoothie and trying to decide what exercise I want to do today. I'm thinking a gym session!

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OUTDOORSY_DAD 1/6/2012 5:24AM

    Way to go with the willpower. You definitely need a lot of it just now. With the amount of chocolate in this house just now it looks like we are warehousing for Cadburys.

Great Job

Outdoorsy Dad

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CARLA-216 1/4/2012 11:08AM

    Great job! I bow to you because right now I know if that box o' chocolates was in my mitts, they'd be history!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/3/2012 7:26PM

    Way to stay on track! I say a scratch and sniff sticker (LOVE THOSE) in chocolate scent!

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Star Chart

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I have started a star chart of sorts. For myself. Because I am 4. Clearly.

Every evening if I have met my daily goal of eating well and avioding bad food (apart from occasional treats, of course) I get a star. If I have exercised that day I get another star. They go in my day planner. Its just another (really easy) way of keeping track and rewarding myself. And I love stickers. I became a teacher for the stickers. And to change the world and shape young minds. But mainly for the stickers.

So, there ya go. I have my exercising sticker for the day (a 45 minute walk/run around the block). I am on track to get my eating sticker too, but I put that on before bed :)

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/3/2012 9:30AM

    What a great idea! I think I might steal it!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/3/2012 5:54AM

    Sounds like a good plan! I wouldn't just stick to stars if you are that motivated by stickers! So many cute stickers out there! Good luck.

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DARACOX 1/3/2012 5:32AM

    Awesome! We did that for a while with a calendar on the fridge! I don't think we ever outgrow stickers!

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FRIENDOFBACH 1/3/2012 12:35AM

  Congratulations! Sounds like you're doing great.

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Need more protein

Monday, January 02, 2012

Breakfast: Fruit smoothie (Frozen blue, black, straw and cran berries, grapes, tinned peaches, chilled apricot tea, splash of cran juice. Forgot the spinach. Not sweet enough, will add a little apple juice next time)

Breakfast 2: Soy mocha

Snack: Orange

Lunch: Potato and leek soup with 2 bread rolls (oooooh I loooove me some bread)

Snack: Fruit string, dried apple (yummy, mental note to buy more)

Dinner: Beef snitzel, steamed potato, corn and gravy

Dessert: 2 cupcakes...Should have just had the one.

I was really hungry today, so I am thinking I needed more protein. Will eat more meat tomorrow.

Ipod is charging, new songs are downloading, specifically those from the Greys Musical episode. I am in love with that episode. Anyways, hopefully that will get my butt outside tomorrow. That and the fact that the cyclone is moving away! YAY!

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CARLA-216 1/2/2012 1:30PM

    Good job! Protein can be such a problem for me as well, so I feel your pain!

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SLIMMERKIWI 1/2/2012 4:12AM

    It's amazing what you can sneak spinach into :-) What calories are you consuming - it doesn't seem like you are having much?? Sounds nice, tho'!

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 1/2/2012 3:46AM

    Good on you, i have never had a smoothie with spinach in it before :)

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