Ooh. Monday, Weigh in day. I think I'll weigh in the first Monday of every Month? From now on.
The past week, I haven't tracked food, but I know I have eaten about 1200 to 1400. I have even managed to stop snacking which is interesting. I'm not sure how I did, I guess I have been busy and not had time to be bored / and crave food? Also I don't eat much when I'm sad.. And I have been recently.
However if I was being picky, I would say I haven't eaten on time or enough.
For exercise I had not done too much, I walked Mount Victory, Did Boxing.. and.. a 30 min Circuit class - not much considering what I had planned to do (Aquafit got cancelled then I got hit with injury, then depression this weekend).
But as of today... My measurements are as follows
(I don't trust my scales, they make me go crazy).
- divide by 2.5 to convert into inches.
Hip Was: 134cms and is now: 128cms..
Bust Was: 127.5cms and is now: 125cms.
Waist Was: 114cms and is now: 102 cms. :D
Thigh Was: 74cms and is now: 68 cms
Bicep Was: 38cms and is now 35 cms (I notice this quite a lot, my arms feel pretty!)
Pushups have gone from 14 in a minute to 32 hehe. - The only way I could go faster is to pick up my knees, not ready for that yet. hehe.
The loss of weight on the waist is very very exciting, I call that my cortisol weight - And imo, the best place to lose it for health :) I didn't realise there was any transformation, thankfully I measured it on Spark way back a? :)
The scales (I have two now! haha) says I haven't lost anything..
Well :P to you scale!
And a big Hug to my
In other news
I read a book called "the rules of online dating" by ellen fein and sherrie schneider. And basically, I have done just about everything wrong! What a fascinating read... the book implys for chemistry and romance to happen, it must be led by the man, which makes a lot of sense. Another interesting thing that I really noticed, you're not supposed to get into an online conversation with them eg, talking on face book or something, I have done this with EVERY person I have met online - the issue in doing this, says the book, is, it allows for the person to be your penpal and not go any further.. which has happened hundreds of times to me! So If I just change that - and have just a few emails back and forth, it would be a huge change..
That being said. I am not doing online dating at this point.
I originally bought The rules first, but it hasn't arrived from Amazon yet, I can't wait.. but what I've learnt so far is:
I need to create a bit of space to let emotions grow... and not trying to make things happen.. not cutting corners.. it's been great to finally understand that..
BEFORE I read the book, I decided I'd go at Nathans pace a bit...
I told Nate I wanted to do the fancy dinner next week (that we had planned) and he could come over for a casual evening if he wanted, (Broke a rule, i shouldn't have asked him out, infact he said he was really looking forward to it.. I should have let him make an alternate plan or ask), Anyway.. when he was here, we watched a couple movies, and kelvin was in the room - it was super casual and not very fun or romantic (Like it usually is with him). ummmm uh-oh!
BUT! I did learn a lot of things about him in going at his pace... Such as he enjoys discussing local current affairs most of all. heh, (and that I think if I want to have stuff to talk about to him, i *could* read the paper). And he likes going slow and values loyality very much (I could tell when he talked about his Begal dog Mikey)
But now that I've read the rules and got my head around it... (You're supposed to go slower than his pace? to create desire apparently, for the first 3 months?). Seems a bit game like to me, but .. let's be honest, what I've done in the past hasn't worked. So I'd like to give it a go... well I mean, I don't want to upset anyone.. but I DO want to let Nate do the asking.
I would say the date with Nate was a huge flop personally, but to him, he might have thought it lovely and peaceful! (I asked him and he said so.. broke a rule there too).... I think it might be salvageable, There's just one last rule I want to break.... I still want that fancy dinner date, I want to have exciting conversation with him, laughter, I would LOVE to be able to have a spark with him .. like we did a few months ago.. But perhaps that's not who he is day-to-day anyway? But even if it's not.. who would want to start a relationship so peaceful and casually, I want and I think I deserve.. love. (I also need to learn how to give it but that's to come - it's different for every person isn't it.)
And to ask him out for dinner, is probably going to kill it isn't it? Even hinting? He knows I bought special hair curlers and waiting for them to arrive...... hrm.. Nope, hinting would ruin it.. he would more need to know I'm happy and living my life :)
I think I've learnt to let go and trust the right man is out there for me somewhere.. and more importantly, at the right time. I've even let go of the old part of me that used to be in love with Nate, That person I believe, was only loving out of need.. So yeah.. to get to know him as he is.. not as i need him to be... that's a nice thing :) Very different :) (and a small yay for me!)
Also in other news.. I have a job officially! :) I start wednesday.
There's not much I wish to say about it because, I'm not sure if I will do well, I've given myself some kindness about it like "I'll try it out for a week" and see if it fits not: "I'm going to double the sales of this company and be super awesome"
So I think that's everything :)
Can't wait for Aquafit tomorrow!!!
Kate Middleton is apparently a rules girl... (Altho she waited too long for the proposal imo, but she did leave and good on her). The book says that if you've waited more than a year eg, a year and a half or two, you need to start dating other guys and spending less time with him..
Ironically, I'm always living with a man before that date...
another rule broken! (wait, kate did that too! perhap's she's not a rules girl all the time haha) lol
Wow. heh.. I've been doing it all wrong.. no wonder I'm not married or in a loving relationship lol,
I measured my bones out.. yep.. dug through my tubby bits, the smallest I can be is a size 16, which according to my chart, is the same size in usa. so thats 100 cms busy, 80 cms waist, and 109 cms hip.
But for NZ, which is all screwed up in this way.. that might mean size 14 or size 12 clothing! It's different in every shop haha.. but yeah
16 is going to be my smallest and goal size.. I am currently a size 26 (In New Zealand the biggest clothes they sell is a size 20, usually a size 18 but in some shops they do a 20, so i wear size 20s). My togs however, are a 26.. first time i'd ever seen that size.. i was horrified.. but the truth is, it's accurate.
So there we go...
The hip, i have about 30 cms to go. And even just saying that now.. I know that's a lot of work.. thats like 6 months, an hour every day.. I reckon.
Saw this girl at the petrol station the other day.. I stared at her body for a good two minutes real time, and made sure she didnt see me looking... after i calculated her awesome proportions for a long time.. (is it possible for me to look like that) It suddenly hit me..
She absolutely, goes to the gym! lol, she wasn't a muscly sort, but I could tell.
Anyway she was rocking her white tshirt, scarf and jeans.. and one day
We will be rocking our outfits too :D