Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This morning I must have looked like death warmed up. I certainly felt like it. I was due to be released* today anyways, but I was planning on doing some work both in and out of my class today. My release teacher took one look at me and said "I've got this, go home". I protested, but she won and I went home before the first bell went. I spent the day on the couch watching shows I have recorded and not gotten a chance to watch.
I had parent/teacher evening (of sorts) tonight, so I showed up to smile and meet parents. My principal and deputy principal both talked to me and told me that they didn't want to see me until Monday. They have organised a reliever and I just had a clean up my planning and make it suitable for the reliever to teach. They take good care of me, and said they just want me to get better!
In other news, my eating has been a bit rubbish today. Due to a few tummy issues (I'll spare you the details) I have just wanted carbs, topped with carbs. Toast, a donut (yep), bread and soup, burger. My appitite seems to be intact, since I am constantly hungry and have been snacking all day. I have been trying to watch portion sizes and snack on fruit first. But, honestly, even fruit has been sitting funny. If I were to track I think I would probably be 100-200 over my range, which is not bad for a sick day.
I am going to listen to my body for the next few days, but obviously be sensible! I would like to try some light walking etc just to keep me active, but otherwise I am resting until the weekend!
* BT's or Beginning Teachers in NZ are entitled to one day a week for professional development. I can use the time to observe other teachers, go on courses, do professional readings around areas of weakness etc. Some days I like to be in the class and observe the release teacher, and see how she does things with my kids. Some days I use the time to shovel myself out of the paper work I get stuck under! I also use the time to meet my mentor teacher and organise my BT folder.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Weight – Go from 82.4 – 79.9.
This month I would like to lose 2.5kg. That will take me out of the 80’s where I have been for the past 3-4 years. That is gonna take a lot of hard work, but I think I can do it.
Nutrition – More fresh fruit and veg.
Back to basics! I notice that when my fruit and veg consumption goes down the scale goes up. Maybe it is because they fill me up and I don’t have room for any junk? Who knows! I am going to aim for 5 servings of fruit and veg every day!
Water – Fine
I actually drink so much water it attracts comments at work. I have a 750ml bottle that I refill during the day. I fill in the morning, then at morning break, lunchtime, after school, before I go home and when I leave the gym. I don’t drink as much in the evening, because I enjoy sleeping. That is about 4L per day, which is probably too much, but it works for me.
Exercise – 1000 fitness minutes
I am actually fine with my exercise, but I have a goal of breaking 1000 minutes in a month. This is going to be my month! I am going to try to hit 3 days of cardio and 2 days of strength a week. Cardio will be in the form of boxing, running and walking. The strength will be my weights routine at the gym, which changes about once a month.
Wish me luck as I enter month 3! This is the longest I have stuck with any weigh loss plan, so I am proud of myself for making it this far. But it’s not over until the skinny lady sings!
P.S This morning, after strength training last night (which usually puts me up on the scale) I was down 300g. Official February weigh in is 82.1! 1.2kg lost.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Right, so I lost just under 1kg in February. Not quite the 2-3 I was aiming for, but better than nothing, yes? OK, let us focus on the positives.
People noticing! Friends and family members (those who knew and didn't know that I was trying to lose weight) have been commenting about how good I am looking
My bra is getting lose. I am thinking part is natural stretching, part is weight lost around the underbust area. I have gone from barely being able to do up the outside hooks to being able to do it up on the inside hooks
I have been strength training for a whole month! I am seeing more definition in my body, and am looking slimmer
I like my body. I actually do. I look down in the shower now, instead of being ashamed of what I see I am proud of what I have achieved so far
My clothes are fitting better. I wore a pair of pants today that I haven't worn since January 15th and they nearly fell off. I was pulling them up all day!
My tummy fat roll is shrinking, so I'm not uncomfortable sitting down
I should measure, but I am lazy!
I still have a long way to come, but I have come a long way too!
Tomorrow, my goals for March!
Monday, February 27, 2012
So, not as happy with my loss this month. I know what the problem is; I hit 5kg lost and then slacked off for 2 weeks. My fault. Next month my goal is to eat more fruits and veggies, since they went bye bye for a little while there.
On to the stats
Weight lost - 900g/2lb (This morning I weighed in at 82.4)
Lowest weight: 82.1
Exercise minutes - 860 minutes (I plan to squeeze in a 30 minute walk somewhere, anywhere, so that I can beat last month, which was 888)
Days exercised - 19-20/29
Average workout time - 45 minutes
So in short I am happy to be down 5kg total (I still say I am, even though this mornings weight in says 4.9kg), but not happy that I reached that goal in the first half of the month. So I just cruised for a couple of weeks and didn't lose anything.
My goal for next month is to be out of the 80's. That means a loss of 2.5kg in a month. I think I can do it, with a little more dedication and a little less chocolate. Thats not to say I won't be eating chocolate, because I will. I still believe that moderation is the key. It is when moderation gets overtaken by overindulging that we have a problem.
Wish me luck, and insert supportive comments below. Y'all know I need them right now.
P.S I plan to do a post of non-scale victories tonight, but for now I need to get my butt to work
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This is what the Board of Trustees and my principal gave me to welcome me into the school. How freakin' sweet is that! I love them!
Also, my principal commented to the rest of the staff about my ability to talk and connect with the children. I love that. Connecting with the children is so important, and I am pleased that I am succeeding in that area.
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