Thursday, January 19, 2012
So I went out to lunch with a friend today. Planned ahead, picked what I wanted and estimated the calories the best I could. I got there today and they have changed their menu, and what I planned on ordering wasn't available anymore! Gah. I THINK I made a good choice anyway. I ordered the seafood pasta in tomato sauce. The portion was huge so I only ate the seafood and 1/3 - 1/2 of the pasta. Then we split a dessert, which I had planned on doing. I think I did well? Who knows! I do know that I have only had dessert twice (including today) in the past 19 days, so dessert today isn't going to hurt me. And I planned it! But I still feel bad for 'cheating' on my non-diet. Gah. Stoopid thoughts in my head.
I skipped the gym today as well. I was supposed to meet the trainer, but since we ate lunch later than planned I ended up being still full by the time my session rolled around, so I have postponed until tomorrow. And then I took a 2 hour nap. Must have needed the sleep since I hardly ever nap during the day! I have worked out the past 3 days so I was due for a day off anyways. Off to the gym I go tomorrow!
Also, I get to go into school on Monday. Eeeeeeek!! AND my world map that I ordered arrived yesterday! My 'theme' is "Where am I? And where am I from?" in an attempt to have a culturally aware and inclusive environment. That means lots of maps, kiwiana and if the kids want to have something on the wall that is unique to where they are from they will be welcome to bring it and I will put it on the wall. So excited to get in there and start setting up!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So I went slightly over my calories yesterday (lunch out + chocolate treat for dessert) and thought I would have gained. Luckily for me I actually LOST another 300g, bringing my yearly total to 2.8kg (just over 6 pounds). Gotta be happy with that!
However, it got me thinking: Everytime I go over my calories I lose weight the next day, so, maybe I am not eating enough normally? I try to stick around the 1400-1500 mark, but maybe I should experiement with having another small snack and sit around the 1600 mark? Maybe my body needs a few more calories than spark calculates? I'm gonna try it and see what happens, especially on the days I exercise!
In other news I went for a walk around the block with a few running intervals yesterday. Just a minute or two here and there. It was freakin' hot though, and I came back looking like a tomato! Maybe I should leave the walks until later in the evening when it is cooler.
Today I am having lunch with a friend. I already know what I am having! I'm going to have the seafood salad, and if she wants to split a dessert then I'm gonna go for it! Later this afternoon I have an appointment at the gym for my cardio programme run through with a trainer. Basically I do the programme and let him know what I think. Should be interesting!
And, that's all folks!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Of the kitchen that is!
I have 2 weeks off between jobs so I have volunteered to cook the dinners and do the shopping for those 2 weeks. I'm good like that. I am seeing this as a massive opportunity to teach my family that eating healthy is quick, easy and affordable!
Currently our meals are all the same: fried meat, oven fries and a veggie. Boring and not fantastic for us either. I have a list of meals I want to cook for my family that include grilled meats, fresh veggies, flavours, spices, herbs. Yummy. And healthy. Hopefully this will help everyone get some of the xmas weight off!
So I have been fairly vague about my last job. Just in case anyone was wondering, in a nutshell, I was a sales professional turned assistant manager at the largest jewellery retailer in New Zealand and Australia. It was an awesome job and I really loved it. I am going to miss it a lot, and miss my pretty staff discount. Although, I think I spent more than I earned while I worked there, so it will be nice to have an income this year!! They also have awesome conferences where they gave out prizes. At the last one I won a new smart phone. That was exciting!
So there ya go, that is what I have been doing with myself the past year, selling diamonds and getting a degree!
Friday, January 13, 2012
You all know the stage. You are doing well, eating right, exercising and you think " this has to end soon". You start to doubt yourself and your ability to keep this up for much longer. Negative self talk sets in.
Yeah thats where I am.
BUT the thing is I really am doing so well!! And I am happy. And enjoying myself. BUT I have failed many, many, many times before, so why on earth would this time be different? Why should I be sure that I won't fail this time. You know what I mean? Anyone? Yes?
Anywho, low blood sugar or something, so that may not have made sense. Ah well.
Today was good. Again. Went to the gym for half an hour after work. Just did 10 min on each of the xtrainer, bike and recumbent bike. Ate really well too. Tuna and rice for lunch, snacked on dried apples, dried broad beans, pretzels, hummus and bagel bites. Sounds like a lot of food but they were all in snack sized packs, so about 100cal per snack, with the beans being more because I ate heaps. They are yummy!
Tomorrow is my second to last day at my job. I will go for a walk after work and then take Sunday as a rest day.
Monday I have an appointment with a personal trainer at the gym to get a strength programme and a tour of the machines. For free. LOVE my gym.
And thats the end of my disjointed little blog entry. Gah!
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