Monday, April 23, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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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