Thursday, April 05, 2012
For those who live north of the equator, I shall explain the NZ (and Australian) school system in terms of breaks. Obviously, our breaks (commonly known as school holidays) are not at the same time as the majority of the world. Because, why would we want 3 months off in the middle of winter and 2 weeks off in summer? Here is a snapshot of the school year:
There are 40 school weeks, with 4 terms. Each term has usually has 10 weeks, but occasionally there will be an 11 week term, followed by a 9 week term. So, we have 3 2 week breaks evenly scattered throughout the year. At the end of the year, in December, we end our school year. There is a 6 week break over christmas/summer. When the children come back to school in February they have moved up a year level and start in a new class.
As of today, we are finished with term 1. Which means I get 2 whole weeks off! YAAAAY!. OK, not 2 whole weeks, because I have to go in during the second week and set up, plus I have planning and resourse making to do, but I have 2 weeks to get that done! I am planning on taking the first week off from all work (I need a break) and then get my work done in the second week. Sounds fair to me!
I look forward to spending time with my boyfriend, doing some exercise and sleeping in :)
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Careful, I'm feeling ranty!
1. Direct quote from my Nana "Oh well, it is easy for you to lose weight, because you are younger. It just falls off you!"
WTF? My response? "No, this is not easy for me! I work my f&^%ing ass off 5 days a week at the gym, I eat heaps of fresh fruit and veggies and don't eat fried food, chocolate or any junk in excess. I have worked f^&*ing hard to get where I am right now!"
Yes, I said the F word to my Nana. Twice. Yeah, she isn't your regular Nana, so she doesn't mind some swearing. But really? Really? This is easy for me, because I am young. Newsflash, it really isn't. I struggle, I get tired, I want to quit, but I keep going because I am commited to wearing a bikini next summer, to loving my wedding photos and to living a long and healthy life. Argh, nothing has made me madder in a very, very long time!
2. What is your secret?
When I see people that I haven't seen in a while, they notice my weight loss. I mean, it is nothing staggering, but it is noticable. And the most common question I get asked is "whats your secret?"
Another newsflash! There is no secret. It is the thing that everyone knows, you just need to eat less and exercise more! There will never be a secret to weight loss, a pill or a magic wand or a fairy godmother. I am happy to tell people what has been working for me but after I say hard work and exercise they usually tune out, so there is no point.
3. Judgy food people
My lunchbox is a source of fancination for my co-workers. They all bring the same thing everyday, and that works for them. I bring something different everyday because I like variety and don't like getting bored. My lunches always include fresh fruit and veg, a treat and a main. The main can be leftovers, dumplings, pita pockets or protein (chicken, beef, tofu on rice). I don't mind people asking what I am eating (hey, I might inspire them to bring something new!) but some of my workmates can be downright rude. When I took tofu, for instance, the repsonses were: "ewww!", "why on earth would you want to eat that?!" and "tastes like rubber!". I offered them a taste so they could see that properly prepared tofu was nice and they all declined. AND kept ragging on about my food! To me, this is the same as a child saying they don't like something they have never tried, and refusing to taste before making a decision.
There, rant over :)
Monday, April 02, 2012
I logged my weight this morning at 80.4kg, which means I have lost 6.9kg, or 15lb. I know that my sickness may have contributed to my loss somewhat, but since I have weighed at 80.4 2 days in a row I am going to log it. It may be related to my sickness, but it may not, so I want to acknowldge that.
Anywho, 15lb, 3 month (well, 3 month and 2 week) side by side. The picture on the left is at my graduation. The picture on the right is from today. Excuse the hair. That is how I wake up in the morning, and I haven't left the house today so I haven't tamed it. Also, I am wearing different pants, because the black pants no longer stay up (what a shame).
The significant changes (to me) are my arms and my face. My legs are also slimmer, but they are out of shot so you will just have to believe me.
There ya go, I am actually doing it this time. Next up, 7kg lost, which is hopefully just around the corner! Then I want to get out of the 80's. But until then: LOOK AT ME LOOKING ALL SKINNY AND STUFF!!!
Monday, April 02, 2012
I have eaten nothing but carbs and ice blocks in 36 hours. It is all I can handle right now. Cherrios are my friend.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
I haven't thrown up in 24 hours! So, thats progress.
Thats all I really have to say. I have been in bed (well, mums bed. She has sky (cable) in her room and I do not) and have done nothing interesting!
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