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And this morning the scale said...

Friday, April 27, 2012

emoticon79.6kg! Whoop whoop, another new low. I am glad it went back to where it is supposed to be, after my 1.3kg fluctuation. That wasn't nice at all!

emoticon I skipped my run last night because of the rain. Well, kind of. I don't object to running in the rain, in fact I enjoy it. It had been raining all day and I thought the sidewalk would be too slippery to make it safe to go out and run. 2 rest days in a row is not good, but I haven't taken 2 in a row for a few weeks, so I'm ok with it. Sometimes it is nice to just rest! I shall be going for a run later on today, since the rain has eased and the ground had dried a little. So, run today, weights tomorrow!

emoticon I have lots of work to do today. I have to plan the maths homework, the maths, the reading, the literacy, PE, topic... The list goes on and on! I know where I am heading, so I just need to get it all written down and ready to go!

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CARLA-216 4/30/2012 10:15AM

    Hooray on your new low!

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HEAT7918 4/28/2012 9:52AM

    I've never tried running in the rain...

If it was just a light drizzle and wasn't too hot or too cold - and if I had a baseball cap on - it might not be too bad. I'll consider it. :)

I used to not like taking off 2 days in a row, but now I do it somewhat regularly - it hasn't hurt me yet!

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OPALMOON 4/28/2012 4:57AM

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/27/2012 9:08PM

    emoticon Great Job on your new low!

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I have rage (warning, walls of text)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Firstly, I posted a status update about something cute that one of my kids said today during writing, and a girl I haven't seen in years jumped down my throat, saying I was a sexist, gender role forcing teacher because during writing the kids had to write their character as a man. One girl didn't want to be a man, so I told her she could write as a wife recieving letters from her husband who went to war (so she could include details that were needed, like what the living conditions were). She screwed up her nose and said "Ew, no! I'd rather go to war!". And it was FUNNY. Coz a 10 year old thinks being married to a boy is worse than going to war. Well, it made me laugh. We are writing about being in the trenches in world war one! No women were on the front line! It is what we are studying, it is what happened, and now I am sexist? Well f*ck me, I never knew! Defriended her and deleted her comments on my status. I don't need that! I work really hard to give my kids a varied and interesting curriculum, and I am told I am pretty darn good at it! And considering I thought that up in 2 seconds, I thought it was a good plan B!

Secondly, my mum, ever looking for a short cut has gotten some of those African Mango Weight Loss thingys. Waste of freakin money in a jar! My dad and I just shook our heads, but there is nothing we can do, she won't listen to us! The new joke is the she can pay me and I'll tell her to eat less and exercise more. Well, the joke between me and my dad, anyways. So she is going to take these pills, nothing will happen and she will keep getting fatter. Her BMI is 40, she drinks all the time and smokes. I am scared for her health, but she just won't do things the normal way, with diet and exercise!

In other news, holy keeping within my calories, batman. How on earth am I supposed to do that! Seriously. I am managing, but only just. As much as I hate tracking, I am going to go back to it for a little while. Currently I am doing 4 300 calorie meals a day, which leaves me room for some snacks, which I always need, because I'm a muncher!

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SUGARSMOM2 4/27/2012 9:23AM

  gee everyone has an opinion of things . you look at it one way and they look at it differently then you... You will find that as you age you have to live and not worry about how others see you . they do not experience life as you do or did . just push the button and allow them to think as they please . some would rewrite history to their liking . we can not change facts .

you might be surprise to find that vitiams and pills do serve a part in doing things . those african mango pills are not bad . not great weight loss with them but a few pounds . please allow your mom to test things and do a blanket judgement of everything . If she has a problem with booze then try to help her stay away from this
fault . encourage her to walk with you and dad . become active in the family diet . what one eats we all tend to eat . so help make changes in the food that is brought into the home .
you can do this keep up doing what you and take your time . be kind good luck with school . emoticon

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HEAT7918 4/27/2012 9:18AM

    Yep, I would have deleted that friend too.

As for your mom... I wish I had some good advice for you. I don't think any of us can really motivate anyone else to change their lifestyle - not without that person being self-motivated first.

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AMIGWEN 4/27/2012 5:20AM

    I would have had to delete her, too! Some people troll around looking for soap boxes to jump up on... but not on my page. It's frustrating how people want to re-write history to bend it to their own agenda or to cover up the horrible truth of the past. What happened, happened. If you don't learn from it how will you prevent it from happening again? Anyway - I better shut up before I get on my own soap box! LOL.

I can feel your pain when it comes to your mother. My mom doesn't drink but she does smoke and doesn't exercise regularly. She also uses my dad as an excuse to eat high-carb/high-fat foods she really shouldn't (she was recently diagnosed diabetic). I called her to tell her about my successes I've had hoping to get her motivated but I don't think it did the trick. She congratulated me on my successes - she is at least very supportive - but then started talking about going out to eat for dinner because she didn't want to cook. I guess both our moms will have to just learn the hard way - as we did. At least I did. I had to get to the bottom before I would force myself to climb back out. It's still a journey but at least it's happening! :)

Way to go with sticking with your calories!! If you're like me, some days seem easier than others. I'm actually starting to find that I'm not eating enough due to my BMR being so high. Be careful not to go under your calories too much as that can be just as much of a hindrance as too many calories.


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ANAJAK 4/27/2012 2:46AM

    Grr people who jump on bandwagons make me mad too. Good job on the deletion. Is this on fb? I just never use mine - maybe that shows my age haha (I joined in 2005!!) that way I don't hear from people I don't want to!

I am also struggling to keep under my cals - is it the start of wintery weather that gets comfort eating going?? Actually I'm not sure you are struggling?? Are you?

Can you tell I have been studying non-stop for the last week?? 3 and 1/2 days and nights to go!!!!!

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What we did in class this week (pic!)

Friday, April 27, 2012

We painted out palms and made 2 side by side palm prints on the paper. Once those had dried we went around the edge in black marker and drew a black dot in the middle. Then we cut out the poppy and glued a green stem to the bottom. Easy, fun and they look great (if I do say so myself!)

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CARLA-216 4/30/2012 9:58AM

    Looks great!

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Have a chocolate bar!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I was told the above TWICE today!

We had a morning tea for the DP, as her birthday was yesterday. There was a nice spread of things like cheese and crackers, scones with jam and cream, chocolates, as well as some fresh fruit. Never one to turn down free food, I added some grapes to my fruit salad. They were a nice addition. I didn't touch the other stuff, mainly because it didn't appeal, and also because I had already tracked for the day and I hate changing that thing.

Anyways, after my observation (more on that later) the DP, who is my mentor teacher, said I looked like I needed a sugar hit, and said "have a chocolate bar!" So I took one and added it to my chocolate stash in my desk drawer. THEN in the afternoon she said it again, just because "You go to the gym everyday, you can afford to!". That one got added to the secret stash too. I really didn't want them, and I wasn't going to eat them just because I got given them.

I only have a secret stash because she keeps giving me chocolate. I have some mini easter eggs that she gave me, and now 2 mini chocolate bars. I forget it is there most of the time, and only dip into it every few weeks if I feel like a treat at school.

The observation went well. The observer was only told that I was a beginning teacher, and she thought I was in my second year! That was nice to hear. I have lots of things to work on, of course, but that is OK, because I'm only new. I still have a lot to learn, but I am excited to be learning from a literacy expert who is very experienced in the classroom. Also, she is super nice, which always helps!

Also, you will all be pleased to know that the stupid scale is going down again. I hate fluctuations!

Now for something completly different

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CARLA-216 4/26/2012 3:54PM

    I bow to you saving the chocolate in your secret stash. Great job!

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OPALMOON 4/26/2012 7:38AM

    You are doing brilliantly with your self-control and at work! great going - woo hoo for you!

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HEAT7918 4/26/2012 6:24AM

    Good for you not even being tempted by those unhealthy foods! I'm about 50/50 on giving in during those situations... And I find it so very annoying when people say that it's ok to eat some kind of junk since you work out. Ugh!


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PEARL10 4/26/2012 3:36AM

    You did really well to avoid the temptation. Man if that was me I would have lost the plot. Chippies, nahhhh not my thing...CHOCOLATE...ohhh myyyy goodness!!

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4 Random things

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This is my bestest friend in the world.

Her name is Diane. Tomorrow, Diane moves to England for 8 months. The other side of the world for more than half a year! Since, without exagerating, Di is my only real friend, I'm not sure what I am going to do for 8 months. I have 'friends' who I hang out with from time to time, but the only person I see on a regular basis and who knows all my secrets is Di.


In other news

emoticon I went for a 5.25K run this evening. Did it is 45 minutes (although I did stop my watch for 30 seconds while I stopped at a drinking fountain... I am told this is general practice), which is 5 minutes faster than my last time for the same route. YAY! And I only stopped to walk around 4 times. YAY! My 5k is in less than 3 weeks, and if I can do it in 45 minutes I will be very happy! I wore my heart rate monitor and it said I burned DOUBLE the calories spark said I burned. That was surprising, and I am glad I got the HRM so I can have a better idea of how many calories I am burning. Oh, and I have been asked by Carla (HI HUN!) if it has a chest strap, and yes, it does. More accurate, I'm told.

emoticon Today I didn't go to work, because it is Anzac day. Back to it tomorrow, starting with having my reading tumble observed by a literacy expert. Talk about nerve racking! I am the first in the school to be observed, because no one else wanted to go first so I ended up saying "Oh for goodness sake, I'll do it then!". After I post this I have to go and tidy up my planning and make sure I'm 110% ready.

emoticon And because I am one thing short, I will tell you that even though I love Greys Anatomy and it is my favourite show, I can't stand the sight of real blood, and I am forever grateful for the sickbay, who have people less scared of blood than me to deal with my children. They are rough and tumble kiddos, and I get bloody knees in my class a few times a week!

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CARLA-216 4/26/2012 3:46PM

    So sorry Di is moving to England for 8 months. emoticon

Great time on your run! You should easily be able to make it in 45 minutes, and quite possibly less!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/25/2012 7:37AM

    That is an awesome time on your run. You are going to rock your 5k!!

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HEAT7918 4/25/2012 6:09AM

    Congrats on the run and sorry to hear that your best friend is moving away for so long!

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