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I'm having a fat day today

Friday, April 13, 2012

Yesterday I ate too much crap. I know it, my body knows it. Apparently my scale knows it, even though it is probably showing a natural fluctation, it just happened at the wrong time.

TODAY SHALL BE BETTER! I usually don't get worked up over a little bad food, but yesterday it was just out of control and there was nothing BUT bad food. Argh. Except my lunch, which was a grilled chicken open sandwich. The McFlurry chaser is when it all went downhill.

The plan for today is to not eat the crap! I have already started off on the right foot, with toast for breakfast. Soon I am off to the gym to do my weights. Then the healthy eating shall continue!

Additionally, I found this fun toy facinating!


It is a subway calulator, so you can get a clear picture of how many calories is actually in what you order. I was pleased to find out that my usual order is around 450 calories, which is right where it should be. My boyfriend was surprised to find out that his usual order (foot long on cheese bread with Italian BMT meats, cheese and ranch) was 1200 calories and over 100% of his daily recommended fat and sodium! That is more damage than a Big Mac combo! Sure there are more veggies, but a calorie is a calorie, and that is a lot of calories!

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    I had a 'bad' week, too, but kudos on getting right back on track! That's the important thing.

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FLEURGARDEN 4/14/2012 10:44AM

    It must have been in the air this week... I had a stressful day at work on Thursday and hit the McDonald's drive-thru on the way home from work. I usually don't eat fast food, but it really appealed to me and I wanted comfort food. And then I skipped my workout and just curled up in front of the tv and vegged all evening. I went for a great workout last night and I'm feeling much better now.

I am always amazed at how some foods seem "innocent" but have a lot more calories than you would think. I went to lunch with my boss the other day and had some chicken with a small side of tortellini. He was "godd" and had a salad. But my lunch was very satisfying and had about 500 calories less than his salad. It just goes to show that we need to check out those menus and educate ourselves.

Keep up the great work!

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Random Things

Friday, April 13, 2012

emoticon I did my usual 3.75K route today and managed two things that I am proud of. The first is making it up the hill AND not stopping at the top. I managed to go for a minute after the top of the hill, but I was out of breath so I stopped and walked. It didn't take me as long to recover as usual, so that's a bonus. I also shaved 3 minutes off my usual time by taking less frequent walking breaks. You will all also be pleased to know that the new sports bra and I are getting along nicely.

emoticon I saw a friend today and she kept going on about my weight loss. It was very nice to hear. This friend is very fit (she is shortlisted to represent NZ in the Olympics kind of fit) and I always felt like the fat friend. This is slowly changing, and it is nice!

emoticon I am having to rework my usual exercise routine to fit in more running, what with the upcoming 5k and everything. I can make it work with 2 days running, 2 boxing and 2 strength. I am hoping 2 days of running is going to be enough, since I will be doing other cardio too. We'll see!

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    Awesome! It's so great when efforts pay off and other fit people recognize it!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/13/2012 10:20AM

    Awesome job!

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    Ah, running...my new love.

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HEAT7918 4/13/2012 6:16AM

    Great job on your run! I'm not good at hills... LOL

I hope your friend makes it to the Olympics - that would be cool!


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5 random things

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

emoticon Holy cardio, Batman! In the past 3 days I have gone on an hours hike, a 2 hour walk and done 2 boxing classes, back to back! As well as a weights session on Tuesday. Whew! The holidays don't come around that often, so I am kicking it up a notch for a week, then we will go back to the regular programming.

emoticon I drove to McDonalds with the boyfriend (he can eat what he wants, I'm not his mother) and told myself that I could get a caramel sundae, my fave. I got there and I didn't feel like it! All I wanted was to go home and finish my fruit salad of kiwifruit, orange and peach. So I did. Less calories and better for me.

emoticon I got a new sports bra today. Those babies are expensive! But considering my old bra wasn't... supportive of my running, it was time. Seriously, half the time I thought my boobs were gonna fly up and hit me in the face.

emoticon Memo to past me: Just because you could get into it doesn't mean it fit! I wore a top today that I wore at my heaviest weight, because it is a bit stretchy, so I thought it fit. Yeah...It didn't. It looked nice today, but I dread to think how awful it must have looked 7kg (16lb) ago!

emoticon I am house sitting soon, for 3 weeks! My nana is going away and wants someone to feed her cat and generally look after her house. I offered to do it because A) I need some space from my mum. I love her, but she is hard work! and B) It is my old house! I lived there for 4 years before I moved back home and nana moved in.

And thats my life in a blog post!

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CARLA-216 4/13/2012 2:11PM

    You're doing so well!

Remember this regarding your sport bra: it should never have a birthday [for optimal support].

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/11/2012 6:51PM

    Way to go turning down McDonalds! I don't know if I could. Keep up the great cardio!

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BETTY_UCF 4/11/2012 8:35AM

    I think 99% of all women always need a new bra. It's a never ending cycle. I keep telling myself to wait until I lose more to buy new workout gear.

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    I can't wait for my gym to start kickboxing! I have energy to get out, lol.

And I need a new sports bra...eek! This should be fun!

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I registered!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

emoticon Thanks to the encouragement and support of my wonderful spark friends, I have registered for the 5k RUN! On the 13th of May I will be running my first 5k! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for kicking my butt into doing this. Now, I just need to kick my runs up a notch and I should be fine.

emoticon In other news, the scale can't get enough of the low numbers this week! I have lost another 400g, which put me at 80.0kg this morning! That is a loss of 1kg this month, and we are only 10 days in! Considering I lost 600g last month, I think I'm off to a good start. I haven't done anything different (except eat easter chocolate...maybe that's the secret?!) so I have no idea why I have lost all of a sudden. I'm certainly not complaining!

emoticon I have been walking a lot these past 2 days. Yesterday I went on a hour long hike with the boyfriend, and we had to walk 15 minutes to and from the trail. It was fun, but man did my butt hurt this morning! Then today I went on a 2 hour, 7km walk with my best friend. It was nice to do something active together instead of sitting in a cafe drinking too much coffee. Our wallets and waistlines thanked us!

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SUGARSMOM2 4/10/2012 12:29PM

  good luck . you are an role model for all . at one time the walk to the trail would have put me down . i now can walk that alright . smaller steps for me . i will dream of doing what you do .

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THELOVELYBIRD 4/10/2012 10:30AM

    Wow! You are on a freaking roll! Good luck for that 5k, you're an inspiration =]

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CARLA-216 4/10/2012 10:23AM

    Yay! I am so glad you registered for the 5K run!

And great job on all those walks/hikes, as well as the scale slipping lower again!
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CIVIAV 4/10/2012 6:58AM

    WTG Bubble. Lots of excitement to come...

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/10/2012 6:58AM

    Your hikes sound fun, and always nice to go with those you love. Good luck on the race! You'll do great!

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BAMBI31311 4/10/2012 2:28AM

  Well done, and good luck for the 5K ! emoticon

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I am scared to do something that I really want to do... Input welcome!

Monday, April 09, 2012

OK, so I like running, and do 3-5k about once a week. I walk/run and I am not the fastest person out. But I like it, and I am improving. I have done around 5 races, but I have always walked. Now, there is a 5k in a month. It is just down the road from my house, the course is easy and flat and it isn't expensive. The boyfriend thinks I should do it if I want to. So, I was going to register and I had to pick either 5k run or 5k walk. And I hesitated. Sure, I know I can walk it, but can I run it? Or even walk/run it?

I really want to do this, but I am scared of the unknown.

Encouragement/input is welcome! Should I do this 5k? Anyone wanna come and do it with me? I'll chip in for the entry fee, but the transport to Auckland/NZ is on you emoticon

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SATCHMO99 4/26/2012 2:54AM

    What did you decide? I hope it was RUN. We mostly regret the things we DON'T do :-)

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ANAJAK 4/10/2012 5:19AM

    ARRRGGGHHH Where have I been??? Lemme go see if there are cheap flights!

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JAGRIF 4/10/2012 12:59AM

    Go for it!

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    you won't know until you try.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/9/2012 7:15PM

    You are SO ready to takle this! Just go for it, you have nothing to loose!

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PICKIE98 4/9/2012 2:18PM

    What is the worst that can happen?

What is the best that can happen?
there is your answer, you already know it... will they arrest you if you do not cross the line first?

there is your answer.

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CIVIAV 4/9/2012 1:55PM

    Ever hear that old ad?, Try it you'll like it!
You can so do this girl!

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IGSBETH 4/9/2012 1:06PM

    What will you regret more, trying or not trying?

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SMILINGTREE 4/9/2012 12:59PM

    My last race was a 5K. I had walk/run one before (LOTS of people registered for the run but mostly walked). My goal this time was to at least jog the whole way. I was slow - something like 46 minutes - but I did jog the whole way. It felt good to meet my own goal but I will admit it was hard to ignore the folks who were walking past me. I think the trick is to pretty much ignore everyone else and do your own thing. I say register for the run.

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BECKYB73 4/9/2012 12:41PM

    You should TOTALLY DO IT!!! You won't regret it!! I've walked several 5ks and some day I'll be able to run one.

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CARLA-216 4/9/2012 11:37AM

    Add me to the list of folks who think you should sign up for the 5K RUN. You can always take walk breaks if needed. You will likely find out that everyone there, from the folks operating the race to the ones running the 5K, will be super nice and friendly. Don't be afraid...if I can do it (I am also scared of new/unknown things, especially if doing it on my own...and I've done a 5K alone) then you can, too!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/9/2012 11:07AM

    You can totally do this!

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BEINGGUIDED 4/9/2012 9:19AM

    My first 5k was March 2011. I walked most and jogged some and finished in 50 min. It was my first time ever running in public. Did I have a stellar time? NO. But it was 10 minutes faster than my walking pace. By May 2011 I had done 2 more races, this time finishing in 44 and 43 minutes. I kept on going and have so far done 7 races. Having a time to beat was a huge motivation to me. I wanted to keep getting better and better. One day this year I am doing a half marathon. Will I be fast? NO! Will I feel accomplished? HECK YEA!
Get out there and catch the race bug. Knowing you put in your best effort, regardless of your time, is the best feeling ever.

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SQUEAKYTRISH 4/9/2012 8:17AM

    do it!!!!! imagine the feeling as u cross that finish line!!! dont underestimate ur body for it is truly amazing!!!


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TRISHUAFME 4/9/2012 7:53AM

  My advice is to register for the run. That way, you will be running at least most of the race, and you can always walk part of it if you need to. A lot of people walk at least part of their first races. I am not a fast runner either, so when I am waiting for a race to start, I usually stand toward the back of the pack so the faster runners (who always start at the front) won't stampede me.

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BOB240 4/9/2012 7:44AM

    RUN.... you knew I was going to say that... but you're good/strong enough... just do it :P

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JERIBERI1 4/9/2012 7:30AM

    If you choose run, you have the option to walk if necessary. If you choose walk, you can only walk. So I say run -- do what you can do -- you may surprise yourself and run the entire way! RUN!! You can do it

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HEAT7918 4/9/2012 6:18AM

    I'm in a similar boat where I've walked 5k's and I run 3k-5k on the treadmill at home, but I have a slight fear of running the 5k in front of lots of people. However, most of the 5k runs around here are hilly... I don't really do hills! If there were a flat run near my house (cheap too), I think that would push me to do it. Plus I know that no one will really be paying any attention to me anyway so - you should try it!


And I would LOVE to come to NZ!! Maybe I'll save up my money and join you next year.

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SLIMMERKIWI 4/9/2012 5:51AM

    You may not be the fastest, but no-one can take away from you that you have done it :-) AND you will have done MORE than a lot!!

Give it a go if you want - you have NOTHING TO LOSE !!


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WHQPHQ 4/9/2012 5:36AM

    I did a 5K by walking/running. What can you lose by giving it a go? You probably won't be the fastest but it's an achievement for you to finish a 5K faster than any of your other walks! Good luck! Hope you do it emoticon emoticon

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