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Friday, February 17, 2012

Hi, I'm here. Took a rest day today so I could have a wine with an old workmate, and then dinner with my boyfriend. Priorities.

I weighed in at 82.3kg this morning, which means I have lost 5kg since the start of the year! YAY!

Loving my job. My kids are awesome.

Good night!

  
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BARCLE 2/17/2012 8:02PM

    woot woot - you rock@@@!!!! emoticon

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CARLA-216 2/17/2012 10:46AM

    Hurray for your loss ~ I'm so proud of you!

And...so glad you're loving your job!

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CIVIAV 2/17/2012 5:30AM

    sounds like life is awesome too!

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LIVE4THETRAIL 2/17/2012 5:05AM

    Awesome weight loss.

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Help me to decide

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I have a question, and it is kinda silly...

OK so at school I have duty 3 times per week. Essentially I walk around the school for 15 minutes a day. I try to keep a good pace up, but I don't break a sweat. Since I am moving for more than 10 minutes I am wondering if I should track it? I only quick track, no calorie tracking. Is this cheating myself, or would you count it? Hmmm...decisions!

In other news, I had pizza for dinner last night. Dominos pizza does a personal sized pizza range and they are all under 400cal. Not bad for dinner. I mean, it's not exactly health food, but it is a portion and calorie controlled treat. YAY for those! Although, the guy at the counter told me that I should just get a big pizza, since they were only $1 more. He told me the personal pizzas were a rip off. Well, yeah, they are, but I ordered the small one for a reason... He backed off after I pretty much said that as an adult he can assume that I can read and do maths for myself and I wanted my little pizza. I would have been nicer, but he was pretty rude too.

Anyways, I am wiped and going to bed. I love my children, but they are exhusting. Tomorrow we have a spelling test, some reading, some maths and find NZ cities on a map (which they are LOVING)...

I shall leave you with a few gems...

Softball
PE teacher: Put the hand you write with in the air. The other hand if the one the glove goes on.
Child: But what if you can write with both? I'm a...whatcha call it...equallateral!
Me: LOL!

Mapping
Me: And why is Queenstown an important NZ city?
Child: Because the Queen lives there!
Awww, nice try child

  
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NINJA_SMOO 2/16/2012 5:48PM

  Ditto what Paraselenic said, I think. It's part of your normal routine. You need to go above and beyond to push past maintaining right?

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CARLA-216 2/16/2012 3:52PM

    I wish our Dominos did personal sized pizzas. I'd spend "too much" to have portion control for sure.

I giggled at your funnies from the kiddos. My hubby always says that if someone can write with both hands they are amphibious. He knows the correct term, he's just being silly.

I'm inclined to say that no I wouldn't count the duty walks as part of your exercise.

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PARASELENIC 2/16/2012 11:29AM

    I would not track it as exercise. If you count every step you take, then include it in your steps.

I think a major pitfall many sparkers fall into is tracking EVERY MOVEMENT-- and then being shocked that they aren't losing any weight. If you walk two blocks every day to the bus stop, that walk was a part of your daily life that got you into the bad shape that you're in-- it's the real exercise, the EXTRA effort that counts towards your weight loss.

I don't track my 1-2 mile daily walks with my dog. There is a lot of stop and go, smell this, now run over here and smell this for 5 minutes-- it's not a sweaty workout-- it's akin to shopping at Target.

I do track my jogs-- the intentional exercise beyond what I would normally do, the exercise that is there exclusively as a tool to help me lose weight.

Just my two cents.

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DABLUECAT 2/16/2012 7:58AM

    I'd count the steps. I record the time I do yoga in the fitness minutes. It's not cardio but I am doing something to increase my flexibility. I don't always break a sweat walking but I feel good doing it. Record away!
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BUSYGRANNY5 2/16/2012 7:37AM

    I would count it towards my steps walked but not my cardio workout... unless your heart rate gets up a bit...

I love the ball glove story!!

Have a great day!

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HEAT7918 2/16/2012 6:20AM

    You don't have to sweat... does your heart rate increase? I think you could count it... but I'm by no means an expert.

Loved your pizza hut story! First b/c I love pizza hut and haven't had it in a long time... you're tempting me! LOL But also b/c I also get SO annoyed when workers at restaurants, movie theaters, etc. "push" the bigger portions for the better value - ugh! And I wish I had the guts to tell them I'm smart enough to read and do basic math!!

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Thoughts on today

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I thought I was going to the gym tonight. I thought I would be fine after boxing last night.

I WAS WRONG. I hurt so bad today. I hardly wrote anything on the board because I could barely hold a pen. We had a 'learning to listen' day in my class. My shoulders and legs kill, since those are the main areas used in boxing. Rest today, gym tomorrow. I little swap never hurt anyone :D

Also, I think my workmate (who is soooo lovely, she gives me big hugs on bad days and pep talks when I need them) is going to join my gym, which is nice. It will be nice to have a familiar face around.

Other than that life is quiet. Working hard, as always. Staff meeting until 6 today (they happen once a month in lieu of mandatory days during the holidays) which was very interesting.

  
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CARLA-216 2/14/2012 3:13PM

    Ouchy! I hope tomorrow feels better for you!

How nice it would be to have your workmate at the gym with you. I hope she does join!

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How to feel hardcore

Monday, February 13, 2012

1. Go to a boxing class for the first time in 6 months.

2. Partner up with a guy who assumes you will be weak and meek.

3. Start punching. Hard. You can punch hard.

4. Have the guy say "whoa!" after 2 punches.

5. Feel hardcore.

6. Partner with another guy. Repeat.

Yep. My arms hurt, I smell and I'm tired. Happy Bubble!

  
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BESEVEN 2/14/2012 3:12PM

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PARASELENIC 2/13/2012 12:24PM

    Punching other people just feels good. I've thought of trying out for rugby just so I could tackle people.

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CARLA-216 2/13/2012 12:11PM

    Show them dudes how it's done, Bubble!

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CIVIAV 2/13/2012 8:38AM

    Go Bubble Go!

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/13/2012 7:42AM

    AWESOME!!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/13/2012 5:55AM

    Way to ROCK it!

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FRIENDOFBACH 2/13/2012 1:14AM

  I'll keep this in mind.
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My typical workout week

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My new job has brought many challenges, and one has finding the energy to exercise. I have still been managing to workout 5 times per week, after work and on the weekend. The best part about my job is that it is near my gym, and I have to drive past the gym to get home. This is my new typical week:

M - Cardio (thinking about starting my boxing classes again. What do you think?)
T - Strength then cardio (usually stationary bike)
W - Rest
T - Strength then cardio
F - Rest
S- Run/walk
S - Strength then cardio

This is not set in stone. If I don't feel like doing something I will switch and change as I feel like it.

In other news, I went out drinking last night for the first time in forever. And remembered why I never go out drinking this afternoon, when I woke up and realised I had slept half the day away. What a waste! No hangover though, since I'm not a big drinker and I just had a couple (about 5 drinks over 4-5 hours) and I slammed the water all night.

I weighed this morning and am up 600g. I think it is water weight from the alcohol and the Burger King I had for dinner. I'll take the weight with a grain of salt and reweigh mid-week for a more realistic weight. 600g overnight when I didn't eat 3500cal over my normal eating is obviously a fluctuation, right?

  
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CARLA-216 2/13/2012 12:10PM

    No worries...I'd bet that your gain will be gone soon.

Have a great week!

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ANAJAK 2/12/2012 5:06AM

    Ha! I just got home from a wedding and I also drank a fair few glasses of wine. Dammit weigh-in is tomorrow and I did so well this week ahaha...

I think your exercise plan is great and I would love to do a check-in workout plan thing to help us stick to it!!

Right 5 glasses of water and an early night is needed so I don't end up too hung tomorrow! Have fun with your classroom tomorrow xxx

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/12/2012 12:16AM

    You are so blessed to have a job. Thank God every day for your income. My company hasn't been able to pay me since October 28th, and I am worried about stress weight and gaining from UNDEREATING (which has happened to me before.) Financial stress is much much worse for long term weight than a night of celebrating. Be grateful - you are so so so fortunate. The liquid weight retention will go away.

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