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Look, knees! (pic)

Friday, June 29, 2012



Last night, despite the freezing cold (about 5C) I wore a dress that came ABOVE MY KNEES, without tights, for the first time in... ummm? Ever? Maybe? I actually can't recall the last time I felt confident enough to show that much of my legs.

I'm sexy and I know it.... emoticon

Also, I ate way too much (duck is amazing, and a very under rated meat. The chocolate tart was huge and I ate it all. Etc)

*Sorry about the blurry photo. My boyfriend is on medication that makes him shake, and this was the best he could do*

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 7/2/2012 12:18PM

    Gorgeous!!

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WANNABESKINNYME 6/30/2012 11:57AM

    Woo Hoo! Little victories are some of the best. Be proud, you look fantastic.

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CARLA-216 6/30/2012 8:06AM

    Beee-yoooo-teeee-fulll!

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JSTETSER 6/30/2012 6:36AM

    Congratulations! You look GREAT! The photo came out great. You should be so happy with the new you~
You go girl!

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OPALMOON 6/30/2012 5:19AM

    Looking great!!! Lovely dress and you look just gorgeous!

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PAMATX 6/29/2012 9:00PM

    Stunning! Beautiful dress! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUECHRIS50 6/29/2012 7:50PM

    YOU LOOK FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!!! emoticon

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BARCLE 6/29/2012 7:45PM

    emoticon G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!! emoticon

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BEANIES_MOM 6/29/2012 7:43PM

    You look fantastic

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WOWEETOO 6/29/2012 7:02PM

    you are looking quit awesome my friend for sure emoticon the lady mary

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/29/2012 6:49PM

    Cute dress, you look great! I too can relate.... always USED TO cover my legs and not wear skirts. This is the first summer in over 10 years that I wore shorts (they are to the knee, but short for what I was used to!) and am enjoying dresses too. Way to go!

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JENNY160 6/29/2012 6:45PM

    You look FANTASTIC!!!! I know the leg/knee issue. Lost a lot of weight once and was amazed that I could see it in my knees LOL But the fat reduction on the inner side of the knee makes all the diff in the world, eh? I can't wait to get there again! BTW, the pic was probably blurry cuz fabulous YOU were making your boyfriend shake!

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June recap and July goals (with progress pic)

Friday, June 29, 2012

June Recap

Well, June was a mess. I spent 2 weeks in bed, sick with an awful cold. This meant no exercise and I could feel myself getting fatter as I sat there. I tracked more often to make sure I was staying within my calories in the hopes that I wouldn't gain. My only hope for this month was to maintain my loss and get back on track as soon as possible.

Weight goal: Get to the 10kg lost mark. That would require me to lose 1.2kg, which is doable. It would put me at 77.3kg.

emoticon Luckily for me I had a loss before I got sick, and after some fluctuations I managed to maintain that loss. Once I got my eating under control and stopped eating like I was still working out I managed to lose another 600g. That put me at 77.2kg and 1.3kg lost for the month. Gotta be happy with that!

Nutrition: Keep on, keeping on! I guess what I am doing is working, so why mess with success?

emoticonI had to start tracking once I got sick. Not being able to exercise meant that I wasn't able to eat as much as I was used to, so I started tracking to make sure I wasn't over eating. I staying towards the lower end of my range most of the time, and this worked for me.

Water: I need to make sure I keep my fluid intake up during these colder months. Herbal tea is helping with this, and it gives me something warm to hold on to.

emoticon Being sick = more water than ever. I even started drinking 1/2 a glass of OJ a day to help keep me hydrated and for the vitamin C. Oh, and ice blocks for my sore throat. They totally count towards fluid intake!

Exercise: Keep up with my current routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. Again, why mess with success? My boxing class is different every week, and my weights program changes every 6 weeks, so my body won't get used to anything.

emoticon Obviously my illness meant missing out on a lot of exercise. I am a master cat snuggler now, can that count?

6 month progress pic (10kg lost)



July goals

Weight goal: Lose 900g. That will take me to 76.3kg and 11kg lost. I think this is manageable, especially since the first 2 weeks of the month are holidays, so I have plenty of time to exercise and eat right.

Nutrition: Try to track 1 weekday and 1 weekend day a week. Keep up the fruit and veggies, especially on the weekend!

Exercise: Get back to my routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. I want to move every day of the holidays, even if it is just a walk.

  
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STEPH-KNEE 6/30/2012 2:16AM

    Congrats, you look fabulous! :D

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/29/2012 6:41PM

    emoticon Looks like you did great in June, even with a few setbacks that were out of your control! July is going to ROCK! Your photos look great, can see real progress!

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WOWEETOO 6/29/2012 5:29PM

    YIU CAN DO IT FOR SURE YOU KNOW HOW NOW!!!!!
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THE LADY MARY

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COOKINGSTARS 6/29/2012 5:08PM

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1 more day to go...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

...Until I am on school holidays for 2 whole weeks! Yippee! I love my job, but I love the break, too. Not that it is all relaxing and reading; I have heaps of planning to do, and I need to get my BT folder up to date because I have really been slacking.

I haven't got a lot planned for the holidays. I do plan on working out everyday, even if it is only 10 minutes. Since I have spare time it make sense to kick it up a notch. I have also booked myself in for a massage next Wednesday, which I feel I have really earned. Can't wait to have all my cares melt away.

In sparking news, I have just had 2 rest days...IN A ROW! Yeah worked too late for my Wednesday boxing class and today is my usual rest day so I just went with it. Strength training tomorrow, with my new weights program. AND I had Chinese food for dinner. Luckily for me, I have this weird tradition where I lose 300g the day after eating Chinese food. Lets hope the tradition continues so I can have a big loss this month!

  
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WOWEETOO 6/29/2012 7:47AM

    uuumm... chinese
emoticon in my dreams
the lady mary

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DRAGONCHILDE 6/28/2012 11:19AM

    Chinese food usually has the opposite effect on me. LOL.

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OPALMOON 6/28/2012 10:42AM

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SUNSETBREEZE05 6/28/2012 10:00AM

    You go Girl!! Have a bite of Chinese for me..I love it. Enjoy your time off.
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PATSYB7 6/28/2012 8:47AM

    Yay for you for booking a massage! What a great reward! Enjoy your time off. :O)

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JSTETSER 6/28/2012 8:37AM

    Enjoy your time off!

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HEAT7918 6/28/2012 6:34AM

    Enjoy your time off - sounds great!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/28/2012 5:49AM

    Hope you enjoy your holiday off! A massage sounds perfect!!

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  hope you have a wonderful holiday. emoticon

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"You're wasting away!"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012



I just like that picture. Hehe!

So I have had 2 weight loss comments this week. The first was yesterday on my first day back at work after having a week off. One of the other teachers just said in passing that I was fading away, and made reference to my time off sick (he must have thought I had a tummy bug). Then this morning, my tutor teacher said to me "You're wasting away!"

Now, these compliments and comments are lovely, and I love getting them. I just hate the "Now, don't lose anymore" or "Why do you need to lose more weight?" that come along with them. I am just firm and tell them that my goal in another 8kg away, but I am in no hurry.

In other news

I went to the gym tonight to run through my new program with a trainer. He is a meanie. I am going to hurt tomorrow. He showed me one move and I just raised and eyebrow and asked if he was serious. It was basically 1 legged squats with a press. Now, gravity and I have an understanding, and as long as both feet are on the floor we seem to get along rather well. Anything else and I tend to fall over. I ended up doing it with my hand hovering above a bench so I could catch myself if I started to tip. We shall call it a challenge, and I'll just have to work on it!

I cleaned out all of my fat pants. Nana is a size 16, so she inherited 3 pairs of my size 16 jeans. I don't plan on needing them again, so there was no point having them clutter up my wardrobe. I'm holding on to my tops because they can't fall off, so I can wear them longer. Most of them look fine with a belt. Once I reach my goal/look too silly in my tops Nana can have first dibs before I donate them.

  
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CARLA-216 6/27/2012 11:03AM

    You look fabulous! What a pretty figure you have!

Those comments irk me a little because it's like they presume to know more about me than I do.

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LEARNINGWITHLIZ 6/27/2012 10:11AM

    Congrats on your success! You look great in your pic!

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MARYELLEN301 6/26/2012 7:41PM

    I envy you that waist line! I am at goal and still have no waistline! You look great and will look great still minus the 8kg. Keep up the great work!

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TARANITUP 6/26/2012 8:59AM

    LOL I remeber when I got those "wasting away" comments... I always responded, "Not getting skinny, getting strong"... but comments are comments, great job!

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NATKITA 6/26/2012 8:56AM

    You look beautiful, and when people make those types of comments, it is USUALLY their awkward attempt at a compliment. Saying "don't lose any more" implies that you are perfect exactly as you are in their eyes....so I always try to take it that way....or at least I did back when I was hearing things like that.

The comments I always hated were the ones like "Oh my God, you've lost a TON of weight!" Or long ago, when I had only had about 30 lbs to lose in the first place and someone said "Wow, you must have lost like 50 lbs!". Comments like that always made me think "Exactly HOW fat did you think I was?!"

The other things I hate is when people ask how you did it, and then when you tell them, they try to tell you your way is all wrong or is bad for you. That's when it feels like sabotage and jealousy.

Either way, just keep doing what you're doing. It's obviously working for you!!!

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RUNNER12COM 6/26/2012 8:49AM

    Let 'em comment. You know what you're doing!

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SAMBINA77 6/26/2012 8:39AM

    you look great, keep up the good work!

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ONESTUBBORNTART 6/26/2012 7:58AM

    Hello fellow Kiwi! (although I live in London now...)

Good for you - stick with it and don't let those "you don't need to lose any more weight" comments sabotage you. I'm not sure why people do that, but it can kind of get in your head and put you off track if you let it. Good luck with the rest of your journey!

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JSTETSER 6/26/2012 7:44AM

    One of my friends recently accused me of being anorexic. I told her that I eat way too much food for that.
People who do not want to change will try to get us off course. Stay healthy! exercise right and eat right!

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KISSFAN1 6/26/2012 6:48AM

    Those comments are always nice to hear, but I hate the "don't lose any more weight comment". I've been told that quite often and while I don't plan to lose more at this point, people don't know what weight is best for you as you are the one who has to carry it around, LOL.

Congrats on the weight loss!

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LAUROCHKA 6/26/2012 6:18AM

    You look great - well done!
Lxx

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WOWEETOO 6/26/2012 5:59AM

    that figure is comming up hourglass for sure!!!
congrats to you friend!!!!
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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/26/2012 5:55AM

    Way to go! Love that waisting away feeling! Great photo, you should be proud of all your work!

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LEXIE63 6/26/2012 5:51AM

    Awesome! keep on 'wasting away' until you reach your goal if that is where you think you need to be. Only you know how you feel about where is best for you.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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COLETTEISGREAT 6/26/2012 5:37AM

    Some of my tops are too big (fall off the shoulders). I never thought about adding a belt. I'll have to see if I can make that work.

Congrats on getting rid of some clothes. I love the "I won't be needing them again" comment!!

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PACIFIC_PEARL 6/26/2012 5:04AM

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Good on you!! and for brushing off the "don't lose any more weight" comments!

Keep up the great work!!

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Nosy Noras, rewards and opinions

Monday, June 25, 2012

Nosy Noras

Today I was sitting in the staffroom eating lunch. I had just finished my ham toasted sandwiches and was opening my fun size Mars bar. A co-worker comes in and says "well, that isn't a healthy lunch, is it?". Seriously? It isn't like it was a king size and I was refusing to share, or it was all I was eating. I eat a balanced and healthy diet, which includes treats. So, I whipped out my reward (see below) and said "See this? I got this yesterday as my reward for losing 10 kilos in 6 months. I think I'm allowed a bit of chocolate!" She kinda backed off, but it still annoyed me. I don't comment on her lunch, on her lack of fresh fruit and veggies, so why comment on me having a chocolate bar? Gah!

Reward



I got myself a little reward for hitting the 10kg lost mark, a new bead for my bracelet! This isn't the exact bead, but it is close enough. I can't get a good photo and the store doesn't have it on the website. I love snowflakes and I have been wanting one for my bracelet, but I needed a special occasion. I'll get another one once I hit my goal weight, which I have already picked out. Now I have a permanent reminder of my success right on my wrist!

Opinions

On Wednesday I usually do a boxing class. This Wednesday, I have parent teacher interviews and they won't finish until way after the classes are over. So, should I take a rest day OR should I hit the gym? I usually hate cardio equipment but I was thinking I could set myself a little challenge. A triathlon, of sorts. I could do 10K on the bike, 3K on the treadmill and then 5 minutes on the cross trainer, or something like that. Work up a sweat, and hopefully keep my mind occupied because I will be switching up, trying to go quickly so I can get it over and done with. Thoughts?

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 6/25/2012 9:13PM

    Congratulations! (And there's nothing wrong with a little chocolate!)

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CARLA-216 6/25/2012 12:06PM

    What a nice reward!

I love how you handled Nosy Nora.

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OPALMOON 6/25/2012 8:37AM

    Love the bead reward!

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OPALMOON 6/25/2012 8:37AM

    Love the bead reward!

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LATTELEE 6/25/2012 7:10AM

  Wow, a few issues!

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HEAT7918 6/25/2012 6:59AM

    Great response to Nosy Nora and love the bead!

Whether you rest or do cardio is up to you. I know you had been sick for a little while so not sure if you're more likely to need the break or if you want to work even harder - from what I've seen here on SP, I'm betting on the latter! :)

Comment edited on: 6/25/2012 7:03:23 AM

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/25/2012 6:36AM

    Great bead rewardt!! Don't listen to or pay attention to haters! I say hit the gym and get the cardio in~

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WOWEETOO 6/25/2012 6:24AM

    my comment to nosy nora would have been ..to look her in the eye and say 'who died and made you God anyhow??
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the lady mary

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NCSUE0514 6/25/2012 5:12AM

    Ignore Nora and focus on your accomplishment! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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