Tuesday, January 10, 2012
If found please don't return to me!
I got a pleasant surprise when I got on the scales this morning, a smaller number! I weighed on the 2nd, and the scale said 87.3. This morning it said 85.2. YAAAAAAY!
Went for a walk/run this afternoon. Don't know how long, I think about 40 minutes.
Good eating day. Feeling snacky this evening (not hungry) so I have brushed my teeth early. The eating shop has shut for the night!
Pretty boring day. Went food shopping and got my lunches and snacks for the week (parents supply dinner). I have a lot of soup, it all seemed to be on special. Since it has been raining a lot I have been craving the hot goodness of soup so everything worked out. I am now fully stocked! I also got microwave rice to go with the cans of tuna I got last week. I also got snacks like muesli bars, individiual bags of pretzals and bagel bites. Should keep me going and stop me feeling the need to buy my lunches, which is expensive, and I have limited options.
Tomorrow will bring the gym. Russell is putting season one of Gilmore Girls on my ipod so I have some entertainment at the gym. I was supposed to go to spinning this morning but I slept though it! My alarm went off and my angel (Russell) turned it off, gave me a kiss and told me to go back to sleep. I slept for another 3 hours, so I must have needed the extra zzzzzz's!
And thats all, folks!
Monday, January 09, 2012
So, last night I got 4 hours sleep. You see, I have this problem. I am slightly (OK, very) co-dependant. I can only get to sleep if Russell is in bed, but awake. Since I usually get up earlier than him this is not a problem. He watches TV, I fall asleep and he goes to sleep a little later. But some nights he is tired and goes to sleep first. And I just can't go to sleep. It is weird. Eventually I'm exhusted and finally fall asleep. When I need to be up early for work and don't get to sleep until nearly 2am I end up getting less sleep than I need.
Needless to say I had 2 coffees to stay awake today (I drink soy mochas, so the have a lot of calories). However, I ate well, so I still got a sticker. I also didn't go to the gym because I got 4 hours of sleep.
Tomorrow will be better! I am off to the gym in the morning (gonna try and catch a spinning class) and then I will be busy organising the millions of resources I have inherited from my mother in law (angel). I will also be going shopping since I am out of healthy food.
4 more days at my job. I am really sad to be leaving, but excited for my next adventure!
Sunday, January 08, 2012
So, yesterday I was so annoyed about the car and the McDonalds that I didn't mention anything about the wedding. It was beautiful! The bride was gorgeous and cried pretty much the whole time. It was really sweet. Very religious ceremony with a lot of prayer. I thought the minister was really cool though because every time there was a prayer he asked that those who don't pray just think good thoughts about the couple and their future. I like that kind of understanding, especially as an atheist. However if the next wedding I go to isn't mine I may scream (5.5 years together, it is my freakin' turn already).
Today I worked. It was quiet and boring. My workmate told me that he would shout me a coffee tomorrow if I went for a run after work, so I did that. 45 minutes around the block, walking up the hills and running on the downhill and flat bits.
On track for my eating sticker for today, and already got my exercise sticker. Seriously, this is a good system. I am more excited to get home and put a sticker in my diary than to enter something into my tracker (which is usually depressing, coz you never burn as many calories as you think). And I found some other stickers so I am mixing up the stars with other cool ones.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Today did not go as planned. About an hour out of Auckland the car was handling funny and making noises. We pulled into a car place and found out that we needed 4 new tires ($$$) and it would take an hour. Crap. So we ended up in Tauranga 10 minutes before the wedding, instead of an hour before. Lunch was skipped and we ended up with McDonalds for lunch while driving home. Lunch totalled 600cal (chicken burger, small fries and a diet sprite). Car snacking was minimal and we stopped for a fruit smoothie instead of coffee.
I would say with a small dinner I would be within my calories. So, you guys decide. Star or no star? I DID have McDonalds.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Apparently, you have to hold a stretch for 14 seconds, minimum, before it has any impact. 14 seconds is how long it takes for your muscles to relax. I was told this yesterday by my boss who used to study sports and nutrition, and thought I would try it after my run. Couldn't hurt, right?
Well it worked. I held each stretch for a count of 20 and this morning I have nearly no pain in my legs. Usually I struggle to walk up and down my stairs, but this morning I just walked on up the stairs.
I knew that you had to hold a stretch for a while, but never really did it until I was told WHY you need to stretch for so long, and exactly how to you need to hold it for.
Hope this helps someone!
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