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Friday, April 06, 2012

emoticon I earned myself some extra activity minutes by cleaning my car and my mums car. I scrubbed and the boyfriend rinsed, so I did the hard bit!

emoticon I got through my run today even though my shoelaces came undone three times and my ipod died. I actually enjoyed the ipodlessness of half of my run, it allowed me to concentrate on my breathing and stuff

emoticon My pants were falling down on my run. I had to keep pulling them up! I'm annoyed at this because I only just got them (they were on sale) and I have 2 pairs the same! There goes half of my running pants! BUT I am glad that my hard work is paying off!

I had some not so great moments today. Like Mcdonalds for breakfast and too much easter chocolate, but I am focusing on the victories instead!

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FLEURGARDEN 4/6/2012 10:37AM

    Great job on the emoticon. I had a similar thing happen to me lately. I bought some yoga pants to walk in because they were on sale and comfortable. Well, just a few weeks later and they're starting to fall down too. Very frustrating to keep having to pull them up! I'm going to see if I can put a drawstring in the top of them somehow just so I can get a little bit more use out of them since they're so new.

Keep up the great work!

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CIVIAV 4/6/2012 9:08AM


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TWINSMOMMY607 4/6/2012 8:44AM

    Yeah for falling down pants!!!

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TASNIM81 4/6/2012 5:35AM

    Congrats, great progress! emoticon

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Freedom!!!! AKA: 2 weeks holidays start now!

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 :)

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    Yayyyyy! My boyfriend is on holidays, too! I still have a week to trek it out before my summer break starts, because our school ends really early. (And I only get two weeks, as I'm doing summer classes!) So enjoy it doubly for me!

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    Hope you enjoy your break. :)

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CARLA-216 4/5/2012 12:07PM

    Sounds like a nice work schedule to me!

Enjoy your holidays!

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    That actually sounds awesome!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/5/2012 7:54AM

    WOOHOO! I start my Spring Vacation today, I am looking forward to sleeping in.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/5/2012 5:59AM

    Have a great holiday off! Take a day to pamper yourself too.

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TWINNYGRAN 4/5/2012 3:29AM

    Happy holiday! I'm a retired teacher and well remember people thinking school hols were all free time- they didnt realise teachers work during them too. Have a good rest before starting back. Happy Easter! emoticon

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Stuff people say that annoys me

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 :)

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PCOLAGATOR 4/5/2012 6:21PM

    I agree with all 3. There are so many "miracles" being promoted recently that everyone assumes if you've lost weight on of them must have aided you

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CARLA-216 4/4/2012 1:42PM

    Oh yeah, I'm with you on all three points made!

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SUGARSMOM2 4/4/2012 10:44AM

  a single word spoken can be very ignorant to the average listener . I sometimes think they do not really listen what they just said . put mouth in gear and go . . you have to stand for something or you will fall for the first sucker that comes along . a saying my mom said . . everyone wants to rule what others eat . not themselves .

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MENHALLS 4/4/2012 8:32AM

    So, so true. I think we all truly "know" the secret to weight loss, it is the doing that they are asking about! How do you motivate yourself day in day out. that's the real secret.

Congrats on your losses & I'm with you all the way to the wedding photos! Can't wait to see you as a blushing bride!

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THROOPER62 4/4/2012 6:33AM


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    My mom does the same thing! It's so frustrating! I'm sitting here working my butt off at the gym and desperately trying to eat healthy and yet I still find myself hitting those plateaus where no weight comes off. and then when I do lose weight my mom credits it to my age and not the fact that i go to the gym 5 times a week & then she complains about her weight despite the fact that she's not eating healthy or going to the gym. ugh...adults... haha
idk why but a lot of people have weird opinions about tofu, but that's only because they've never tried it. I used to be semi-afraid of it bc i didn't know what it was, but when prepared right it can taste like chicken!

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    I am in love with this blog.

Especially judgy food people. What is more RUDE than making someone feel disgusting because they're eating something they enjoy? Nothing makes me feel more self-conscious than when people look at my food, ask me what I'm eating, and then make a face like I'm eating a freaking kitten. It feels like an attack. Let alone now that I eat vegan--people instantly get defensive and ATTACK me for every wrong any vegan ever committed, and how they've heard this this and this about veganism. And the best? When they preach at me for being a preachy vegan. I don't say a WORD about why I choose to eat vegan unless they ask and I don't assume that they should try it unless they want to. Somehow I'm responsible for every preachy vegan and every PETA activist because I enjoy the simplicity of a vegan diet.

I'm sorry, I'm ranting. But I loved this. People seem to get incredibly defensive when they notice a person conquering their health and can be very nasty.

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3 months and 15 pounds later...

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!!!

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GEHRSC 9/6/2014 11:12PM

    Congratulations! You look marvelous! What changes did you make to have such great success? I have been working on 15# for 3 months and have lost only 1 pound!. You're doing great!

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BDRFLI-TREKS 4/3/2012 11:19AM

    go girlie!!!

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    You look great! I can definitely tell the difference. You have a thinner torso and I can see it in your neck, too! Congratulations!

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CARLA-216 4/3/2012 9:53AM

    Yay ~ Look at you! I definitely see a change in your face and arms, as well as your high waist. Keep it rollin'!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/3/2012 8:03AM

    That's awesome!!

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JSTETSER 4/3/2012 6:26AM

    Isn't it amazing how good you feel with 15 pounds less baggage?

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RANDOM00B 4/2/2012 11:51PM

    I see the changes in your face, arms, and neck. Congratulations!!!!

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My love affair with carbs

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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    Hope you feel better soon. :)

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