Thursday, March 01, 2012
I swear, for the past 3 days I have been hungry all the time. I eat and then I'm hungry 30 minutes later. I am eating as normally as possible, but boy, I am starving! Being sick must burn heaps of calories, because I am losing despite eating so much.
In other news, I am feeling better today. Glad I have another sick day, but if I needed to I could have worked today. I am taking another day off from working out, but I will be back at it tomorrow. I plan on hitting the gym and doing some weights. Nothing too much and if I feel sick I will stop. 3 days of complete rest should be enough, and to be honest I think that too much rest is a bad thing. Gotta ease back into it sometime, so it may as well be tomorrow. I hope to be back to my normal self by Monday, wish me luck!
In other, other news...Cake pops. Yep. Cake covered in chocolate and sprinkles on a stick from my local cupcakery. I had one. It was amazing. Don't look at me in that tone of voice, I'm sick after all!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Firstly, I weighed this morning. I (try) to 'officially' weigh in on the first and last of the month to get exact figures, and also once a week on the weekend. Unfortunatly that means that once a month I weigh in 3 times in one week. It is working for me so far, so we shall just go with it. Well I weighed this morning for my March start weight, and I lost 500g over night. I weighed myself twice, just to be be sure the scale/my mind weren't playing tricks. So my weigh in's for the past 3 days have been 82.4, 82.1 and 81.6. Yay downwardness! YAY already losing .5 of a kg in March! I was due for a loss anyways, because I lost next to nothing in February, so I am happy.
Today I am feeling much better. I am still in bed at 11.30am and am only getting up for food, water and bathroom stops. My hunger is still off the charts, and I want a McChicken burger more than words can say.
Lastly, check this out http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m02f24uc
Safeinmyframe is doing this March challenge, and I am going to join her. Why not, right? We are going to do 2 normal planks instead of side planks, and I am going to angled push ups (on my stairs) instead of regualr ones. YAY for modification. I am excited to get started, and to see if my the end of March I can do a couple of full push ups again!
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!
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