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Monday, April 23, 2012

emoticon I wore my new hrm to boxing today, and was surprised to discover that the spark estimate was 150 calories more than what I have actually been burning! Ah well, now I know.

emoticon speaking of boxing, I did no less than a million squats during tonights class. We did a pyramid: 100 jabs x3, then 10 squats. 80 jabs, 8 squats. You get the idea. When I was pad holder I did squats too, to keep my heart rate up. My legs kill and I am worried about walking tomorrow.

emoticon the stupid scale, as it is affectionately known, says I am up 1.3kg, which is my total weight loss for the month. I am blaming the Chinese food we had on Saturday and am chugging water like it is my job. Or maybe my body is getting ready for a nice, big loss. Yeah, ima pretend that is it.

emoticon first day back at work went well. The kids were a little rowdy and have forgotten how to be at school, but I'm sure they will be fine in a few days. Tomorrow we are making Anzac poppies using our handprints. I will post a picture on here tomorrow, if they aren't a disaster! I have tried it, and it does work, but putting paint in the hands of 23 semi rowdy children may end up in more paint being on walls and clothes than on paper... We shall see! Ah well, it will be more fun than coloring in.

Wish me luck!

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CARLA-216 4/23/2012 12:08PM

    Is your HRM one with a chest strap?

Yeah, the stupid scale...knows little about the entire picture. I bet it is Chinese food causing that gain as it is notorious for being high in sodium.

I'm glad your first day back at school went well. Those kiddos will calm down as the week goes on, ya think? Enjoy making poppies tomorrow, and good luck the rowdy ones aren't so rowdy when it comes time to paint. Can't wait to see pics!

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Weight loss advice

Friday, April 20, 2012

I had a conversation today that really made me mad. Like, 10 hours late I am still annoyed, kinda mad.

Nana came over today, as she does on Fridays to do the cleaning (bit of extra money for her). And she tells me that she has been to the doctor (we have the same doctor) and he has given her weight loss advice.

Bear in mind this is the man who I gave diet advice to after he told me he was going on Jenny Craig, and he is a GP, not a nutritionist. I'd also like to take this moment to point out that, percentage wise, I have lost more than him in the same time frame, because when I go in he weighs himself and we compare progress.

Anyways, carrying on. He is on this great diet and Nana is going to do it too. It's low carb, she said. He eats nothing but fruit all day, and then at night he has a stir fry. Oh, and he eats whatever he wants on the weekend. Oh My Giddy Aunt, I was horrified that first of all a DOCTOR eats like this, and he is advising his patients to do the same!

I gave nana a bit of a crash course in nutrition. The following points were covered
- Of course you will lose weight eating that, it isn't enough food!
- It isn't low carb, fruit is full of carbs
- It is very high in (natural) sugar
- There isn't enough variety
- No dairy? She is 72, that is just asking for a broken bone!
- Carbs are not evil. In fact, I love carbs. I'd marry a loaf of hot from the over ciabatta bread if it were legal.

I told her that it was not good advice and that she should see a nutritionist. OR write down everything she eats for a week and I would go over it with her and help her workout her calories and where she can make improvements. But I don't know anything, because I am young, so losing weight is soooo easy and I can't possibly understand. Oh, and I'm not a doctor who gives terrible advice! Grrr

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CARLA-216 4/23/2012 12:02PM

    Shame on him!

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SYZYGY922 4/20/2012 7:42AM

    UGH, that diet sounds ridiculous. And why would he call that low-carb? Ugh.

I'm not surprised, though. My dad's a doctor and he has been on some ridiculous diets and used to give me lots of unsolicited, bad diet advice.

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HEAT7918 4/20/2012 6:13AM

    Wow - that IS frustrating! I can't believe he's advising her to eat like that...


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/20/2012 5:50AM

    Everybody's an expert ya know!?! I'm glad I have a GP that I can really rely on. His office is part of a weight loss group and he actually has a dietician on staff.

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CIVIAV 4/20/2012 5:39AM

    WTG B!

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Miss B has been busy! (pics)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My classroom looked like a bomb had hit it at the end of term. I took an entire week off to regroup, and have been spending most of this week at school, tidying up and getting my walls ready for this term.

More colour around my desk thanks to some cards with the days of the week and the months in English and Maori.

A new boarder around the whiteboard.

ANZAC Day is Wednesday. We are going to make poppies to put on the wall (I was going to use paper, but now I am thinking about using paint and doing hand print ones... Why, oh why, do I make my life so difficult!)

Our next topic is animals, so I have named the unit 'Where the wild things are'. Yes, I am just a big kid.

Just some display space

Whew, that was a lot of work. I have a hand cramp from using the staple gun too much!

I am taking tomorrow and the weekend off, ready to leap back into it on Monday!

In other news, as of 2 minutes ago I am the proud owner of an unwanted, never been used heart rate monitor. I shouldn't be this excited about this, but I am. Best part - $35!

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CARLA-216 4/23/2012 11:49AM

    I love your classroom!

Congrats on the heart rate monitor deal!

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OPALMOON 4/20/2012 1:17AM

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CIVIAV 4/19/2012 5:00PM

    Can I come be in your class?!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/19/2012 5:45AM

    Your class looks great, have a wonderful term! The students are lucky to have such a great teacher!

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BUBBLEJ1 4/19/2012 2:09AM

    Rāhina Monday
Rātū Tuesday
Rāapa Wednesday
Rāpare Thursday
Rāmere Friday
Rāhoroi Saturday
Rātapu Sunday

Kohi-tātea January
Hui-tanguru February
Poutū-te-rangi March
Paenga-whāwhā April
Haratua May
Pipiri June
Hōngongoi July
Here-turi-kōkā August
Mahuru September
Whiringa-ā-nuku October
Whiringa-ā-rangi November
Hakihea December

When there is a line (called a macron) above a vowel it indicates a long vowel sound.

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AHTRAP 4/19/2012 1:17AM

    Heh....you've been a Busy B...

sorry, easily amused tonight :)

Care to post the Maori days/month separately? Can't quite read them in the pic, and now I'm curious!

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Good bye 80's! Hello 70's! aka April goal met!

Monday, April 16, 2012

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My April weight loss goal was to get out of the 80's. I didn't care if I only got to 79.9kg, I wanted to see a weight starting with a 7! Well this morning I weighed in at 79.7!!!!!!!! A full 2 weeks ahead of scheduale! I did a little dance on my scale. As ya do! Then I jumped on here to tell my wonderful sparkfriends my happy news!

I am so glad that I didn't let my March results get me down, because this month I have already lost double what I lost in March (600g vs 1.3kg). I am so glad I stuck with it and kept getting my butt to the gym and away from the junk!

Onwards and downwards!

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AHTRAP 4/19/2012 1:14AM

    Nicely done!

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CARLA-216 4/17/2012 3:59PM

    WoooooooooHoooooooooo! I am so happy for you!!!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/17/2012 8:28AM

    WOOHOO!! You are the incredible shrinking woman!

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CIVIAV 4/17/2012 7:04AM

    Yeah baby!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/16/2012 6:52PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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TREE_HUGGER_87 4/16/2012 6:16PM

    That's awesome!! Way to go!! :d

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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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