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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OK, so I'm blogged about my willpower with my xmas chocolate (essentially I have made a box last from about the 2nd. I'm now down to the flavours I don't like much and probably won't eat). I haven't told you about the graduation chocolate.

That is my gradution cake. I threw myself a huge shindig when I graduated and every good party needs cake. So I got myself a cake. That top bit? The flat part? Yeah, that is solid chocolate covered in icing. Yes. I know. That is a lot of chocolate. It has been broken up and is in containers. And we are eating it, but only a little at a time. Now, that is willpower!

Today I went to the gym. 20 minutes on the xtrainer and 25 minutes on the recumbent bike. While watching Gilmore Girls. Thats just how I roll! I have had a bit of chocolate today, but am still getting my star because I haven't gone overboard and otherwise I have eaten really well.

Tomorrow I have to work, but will try for a walk after work!

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CARLA-216 1/11/2012 10:00AM

    What an awesome cake! Good job eating only a little chocolate at a time. You're my hero!

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CUINPARADISE 1/11/2012 2:23AM

    OMG! Fabulous cake! It's making me drool!

Congratulations on your graduation and on your sustaining willpower!...I'd give you two stars for willpower!

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MNJONES2 1/11/2012 2:06AM

    I know what you mean - I love chocolate too. I usually have a cup of cocoa at night.... but I crave chocolate a lot. Hubby brought home a chocolate cream pie tonight - I had 1/8 sized piece and he had a bigger one..... waiting for tomorrow now....

I love that you are planning your exercise times though - that is what helps us too. Keep up the great work .

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Lost: 2kg

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!

emoticon Went for a walk/run this afternoon. Don't know how long, I think about 40 minutes.

emoticon 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!

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OUTDOORSY_DAD 1/13/2012 10:37AM

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CARLA-216 1/10/2012 11:43AM

    That's a very nice loss! Great job!

Also, great job with the walk and for stocking up your lunches and snacks. Preparation is key!

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Why 4 hours sleep is not enough

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!

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CARLA-216 1/9/2012 2:48PM

    I know how you feel about wanting Russell to be in bed so you can sleep. My hubby has to work one overnight per month and I always get less sleep that night.

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JUICENUT 1/9/2012 12:06PM

    Good attitude about your job situation. Keep in mind, the stress of that anticipation of the change is probably also adding stress to your sleepless nights. Though you are looking forward to the next adventure, we are creatures of habit and any change in routine (like who falls asleep first or is in the bed) causes a 'stress'. We cannot control a lot of the circumstances that unsettle us. But assuring yourself that this change is good and you would not have made it otherwise, may help to ease your transition and get your sleep patterns back on track.

Oh yeah.... hug yourself today and tell yourself 'change is good'. Think chameleon.

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/9/2012 8:02AM

    I understand your need for your partner to be with you for you to get a good nights sleep! I am the same way, even though my hubby is a snorer, I still need to have him next to me to get any kind of sleep!

Have a terrific day!

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I can't be bothered thinking of a good title...

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.

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CARLA-216 1/9/2012 2:45PM

    I love that the stickers are working for you! Keep up the good work!

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/8/2012 4:04PM

    I might steal your sticker chart!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/8/2012 6:45AM

    Glad your system is working an motivating for you. Keep up the great work. My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so we dated for 8 years before we got married. (Now married for 10!) Be patient your day will come and you will have a stronger relationship for waiting.

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Do I get a star?

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.

Be honest.

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CARLA-216 1/9/2012 2:43PM

    I think you get a star. You did really well under the circumstances!

So sorry about having the expense of having to get new tires.

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TWINSMOMMY607 1/8/2012 4:03PM

    I say you get a star, you didn't totally blow it and sometimes you have to deal with what life gives you!

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    I'm inclined to say that you get one. Life isn't going to run smoothly and adhere to a plan. Stuff happens, and it's how we roll with the punches that determines if we really have made a lifestyle shift. You kept your calories in range despite lousy options. Star it up!

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