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#101 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:04 AM

just popping in to say thanks for the warm welcome, and I ended up having a swim original.gif

#102 cardamom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (PussyDids @ 30/04/2012, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congrats!!!! That is awesome!


Thanks  biggrin.gif

Spikey, well done on your marks! It's HDs all round, yay!

Had a far better day yesterday with food and exercise. I feel so much calmer when I haven't got as much work to do. Yesterday's food diary: didn't have time for breakfast, piece of chicken, mash and vegies for lunch; 2 crackers with tomato and cheese and half an apple for afternoon tea, plus one (only 3cm long) of the chicken and vegie sausage rolls; chicken filo parcel with carrot mash and greens for dinner, prunes for supper. And 30 minute walk.

Contemplating heading out for a walk now, but a) it's cold and b) my ipod's flat. Excuses, excuses!

#103 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

cardamom I dare you to go for the walk.  

I have just come back from personal training that was on at an unsociable time of 7am.  I feel exhausted but virtuous.  I am back in a better head space and feling proud of myself that I came here for support rather than makes bad choices.

Cardamom and spikey congrats on your fantastic results!

#104 cardamom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

Oh yeah? You DOUBLE dare me?  tongue.gif  I'm just charging my ipod now and getting dressed, will just go for half an hour before uni. Thanks for the encouragement, I might have just stayed on the computer if it weren't for that.

Wow, 7am, very virtuous indeed! Exercise in the morning gives you such energy for the rest of the day. I spend all day feeling very smug and satisfied with myself. And yes, you should be proud of yourself for managing things by posting in here rather than turning to food, that's amazing progress.

#105 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

tongue.gif I TRIPLE dare you!

Edited by amoral lemur, 01 May 2012 - 09:04 AM.


#106 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

Sorry I've been MIA, we had a sick family member and then we got sick, just DP and I, but i was pretty sick. I lost 4.1kgs in a day but I'm almost better now. It was food poisoning from maccas of all things so I'm now sworn off maccas for good (pretty much all take away as I can't watch the food being made).

I've had a fresh start as of today with brekky and eating healthy and will start personal training over the weekend if my head and tummy are 100% better.

Congrats cardamom on your high distinction. Very nice work.

I haven't read all the way back yet but it looks like Spikey got some good news as well so grats!

#107 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

IAH Sorry you had such a horrible experience and hope you are back to 100% soon as.  

The universe can help with our plans in unexpected ways  biggrin.gif

Welcome back!

I had a small win today.

I grabbed lunch at Nandos – classic wrap with chicken and NO mayo and shared a drink.

Came in just over 300 calories in total.  Had I instead chosen the same with mayo (and the side of chips they suggested)  and not sharing the drink would have been more than 900 calories.  So I feel quite smug right now (and full) .  




#108 cardamom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

AL - wow, that's quite the calorie saving! Good on you, I always plan in advance to do that sort of thing then ended up going "ah, bugger it" when I get to the counter to order.

IAH - oh, you poor thing! Glad to hear you're on the mend. Thanks for your congratulations too!

Okay, I need some more encouragement please! I just got home from uni and I'm feeling knackered, and have a touch of a headache. Ergo, I'm not really feeling in the mood for the exercise class I was planning to go to. BUT, I need to work off the excesses of the weekend, and I'm pretty sure going will give me an energy boost. Someone please nag me so I feel more accountable   biggrin.gif

#109 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

Go for the energy boost alone.  And hopefully if you exercise, drink lots of water and rest the headache will be gone.

And you can then sit in smug corner with me.  I have saved you a spot on the couch.

#110 cardamom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

I just thought of another positive - it's freezing at my place, so if I go and exercise, I will be warm! And I can buy groceries on the way home. It's settled! Virtuous and smug (doubly so, since I walked this morning) here I come!

#111 BenevolentDictator

Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

So Cardamom are you double smug? Exercise AND academic success?

That is a fantastic result - you too Spikey!  High Distinctions all round - what a clever mob !!!!! Well done for all your hard work.

No smug corner for me - I am still stuck in itchy self-pity corner.   Walked the Tan twice on Sunday (9km total) with JoIsMe and took my dog (the dog wasn't impressed, she'd had enough after one round).  But the itching came back with a vengeance Sunday evening.  I gave up today and took the day off and went to the doctor again: new stronger anti-histamines plus a short course of cortisone tablets now.  I am not enjoying this.  I want to eat cake, and raisin toast - really craving carbs still. Have resisted since huge blow-out on Saturday.   Exercise is the last thing on my mind.

welcome trishalishious, enjoy your pregnancy and look after yourselves, all will be well.

AL - how are you doing?  Having more muscle, less body fat, and improving your fitness is such  a great thing to be doing for yourself - you shouldn't see losing weight as the goal, but getting healthy of which losing weight may be a part but isn't the be-all and end-all.

We will badger you into coming walking next time - absolutely no judgement involved and no comments - and besides you'll be by far the fittest there so I will feel intimidated!

LDD congratulations on facing your fear - I hope you find a wonderful supportive GP to put those bad experiences to rest once and for all.

IAH - not the way to do it! glad you are feeling a bit better now.

#112 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (dogged @ 01/05/2012, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We will badger you into coming walking next time - absolutely no judgement involved and no comments - and besides you'll be by far the fittest there so I will feel intimidated!


I woud love to come walking.  I hope we can find a time we are all available in the near future.

9kms!  I doubt I will be impressing you if that is what you are capable of.

#113 BenevolentDictator

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (amoral lemur @ 01/05/2012, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I woud love to come walking.  I hope we can find a time we are all available in the near future.

9kms!  I doubt I will be impressing you if that is what you are capable of.

We were so busy chatting we'd made it round before we knew it.  And it's not a competition after all.  But I bet you can do more squats than I , with all the personal torture sessions you've been doing wink.gif

HEY EVERYONE  waves.gif

It's MAY already ! (how did that happen?)

hit me with your "one thing" for May! (ok that's figuratively hit not literally please, I am feeling a bit delicate here)

Newbies - we all specify ONE THING we are going to focus on this month.  It doesn't have to be food related as such - any new healthy habit counts.

I'll go first - I am doing to get out the arm weights and do 3 sets of 10 arm lifts every day for the month of May.

Next please?

#114 Literary Lemur

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

I am going to try and remember to take my Sugar Balance tablets with each meal.

#115 cardamom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

dogged, I am indeed double smug! Feeling very accomplished. Except for the essay due next week that I haven't started. Ugh, this semester is just getting on top of me, it's one piece of assessment after the other. You poor thing with your itches  sad.gif  It must be SO frustrating for you. Funny about the carb craving, do you think it's because you're unwell?

I'm going to be a massive copycat, and do arm exercises too. The backs of my arms are very floppy, and I want to tighten them up if I can. I actually did some tricep lift thingies last night, and can feel it today. I'm also going to try and REMEMBER TO TAKE MY DAMN INSULIN MEDICATION (copying from AL there, I'm so unoriginal!) I've been shocking with it, ever since the doctor said my levels had come down, I've been so slack with taking it.

Just back from the gym. I was a little disappointed in the class actually (BodyCombat) I've been wanting to try it out for ages, I love boxing-style stuff, and it was far less exerting than I expected. Maybe I wasn't working hard enough. Or maybe I'm getting fitter! Anyway, it was fun, if not wobbly-leg inducing.

#116 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

My one thing for May is to go to the gym/swim at least every second day. Its so cold its easy to just sit at home!

#117 Bendigedig

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:22 AM

dogged - my legs were sore the next day, and i was so tired on sunday. bad thing is i wore old shoes and it rubbed the back of my heels off so no more exercise since then sad.gif   sorry to hear that your hives are worse.

AL - let us know when you are next free - i am always keen for a walking partner as i have no self motivation.

well done Spikey and Cardamom on your uni results - fantastic results.

thing for may is pilates everyday - missed yesterday sad.gif

DD and I are off to the GP on friday to ask for tests to see if we have an issue with gluten.



#118 Literary Lemur

Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:25 AM

JoIsMe are you only free on weekends or do other times fit as well?

This weekend is funeral / kids sports on Saturday and Sunday is DH's birthday.  Usually my life is not THAT full.

#119 cardamom

Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:50 PM

Good luck with the blood tests JoIsMe, I hope you get some answers, and that it's nothing too serious.

Slightly related anecdote - I was talking to a friend the other day, and she told me her SIL had been feeling really ill for over a year, seen the doctor several times, had blood tests etc., no cause found. A year after said blood tests, she saw a fill-in doctor, who asked casually "How is your coeliac disease going?" The other doctor hadn't told her she'd tested positive  mellow.gif

trishalishous - It's so hard to get motivation when it's miserable outside! I think the couple of exercise DVDs I have will be getting a workout this winter. I'm much less tolerant to cold now that I've shed a bit of flab!

AL - sorry to hear you've got a funeral to attend, hope you're okay?

Feeling very peckish today, I just want to graze on things. I haven't though (yet). I'm also not feeling inclined to do any kind of organised activity. Think I might just put on some music and hop/dance around the house (with the curtains shut!). DP's and my anniversary today, but he's got exams tonight so we're not really celebrating. Probably for the best, after my blowout on the weekend, an anniversary dinner would definitely be pushing it!



#120 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

Ok my one thing for May is going to be starting and sticking to personal training twice a week.

Not much news, eating is going well.

I've found since I was sick my portion sizes have naturally shrunk so I'm not eating as much and I stop when I don't feel hungry.

My body is still tired from being sick, I think it's going to take me a while to catch back up. DP was sick yesterday so I was chasing after him and the kids and then things he'd done made my job harder, I was a wreck last night.

JoIsMe - I also hope you get some answers. It's horrible not knowing why something is happening to you.

What are some good at home workout dvds?

#121 Bendigedig

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:09 PM

Hi everyone.

Great news, I am down to 96 kg - dogged must have been that walk on Sunday! And isn't losing a bit of weight motivating - I walked to walk today under the threat of rain (it rained just before we got to work) whereas I wouldn't have done that a few months ago.

AL I can walk at lunch as long as it is in the CBd during the week. I can about an hour for lunch. I work on spencer st. Let me know if it's workable.

Cardamom, I hope you had a good anniversary yesterday. And just to let you know, in autumn/winter, it rains a lot in Melbourne! I am so over the rain!

Be back later.  I have to work all weekend. Oh well.

#122 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:12 PM

Hi All,

just popping to  waves.gif

I have an URTI and am snotty and 'orrible at the mo'. And work is building up to a crescendo of perfect insanity. I am moving jobs in a couple of weeks. Well, same job, different area. In the mean time, both bosses want me to do stuff for them. In between the coughing and spluttering. ssorry.gif

I have however reigned back in the study munching. Just need to ditch the 'one' real coffee that has snuck back into my drinking habits.  wwhistle.gif

One last big assignment to go. Then its back to thesis only. Woo Hoo.

Aw, and on an aside, one of my friends has a beautiful baby girl. The other is due any second. I am surrounded by cluck-making loveliness. wub.gif



#123 cardamom

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

IAH - great that you're naturally gravitating towards smaller portion sizes! I'm not an expert on workout DVDs (there's a thread a page or two back in this forum though with a bit of info). I have a Weight Watchers boxing one, and two Jillian Michaels workouts. I only really use them when I'm in the mood, or it's miserable outside. This week I made up a playlist of fun songs and have just been jumping/dancing around the house for half an hour when noone's home, and found it really enjoyable! It's also surprisingly exerting, I was quite sweaty and out of breath.

JoIsMe - YAY to being 96, well done! Poo to weekend work. And you're right, I find exercise tends to inspire further exercise. Thanks for the anniversary wishes, we didn't do anything exciting - TV, foot rubs, homemade chicken burgers and chips. DP wrote me a lovely card though. One of our friends was mocking us for not celebrating 'properly' and I told DP I felt a bit sad about what she said, so we're going to go out for a nice dinner sometime (we're not big celebrators/gift givers, so we don't do that sort of thing very often).

Spikey - hope you're on the mend soon, and that your work craziness doesn't stress you out too much. Hurrah to nearly being done with assignments!

Weigh in for me this morning, down 900g which I was really pleased with. Am officially a) past the magic 20kg mark, FINALLY and b) in the 80s!  ddance.gif  First time in almost 5 years.

#124 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 04/05/2012, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weigh in for me this morning, down 900g which I was really pleased with. Am officially a) past the magic 20kg mark, FINALLY and b) in the 80s!  ddance.gif  First time in almost 5 years.


That is fantastic!! That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!

#125 cardamom

Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

Thanks PussyDids  biggrin.gif  I'm pretty excited! My BMI is also <35 now (I'm very short!) I don't think anyone I know in real life would see this as a victory, so it's nice to be able to share here.

I have to keep mentally reminding myself what I weigh, any time something to do with weight comes up in conversation/on TV, etc. I automatically think of my starting weight, and have to go "no, wait a minute, what do I actually weigh?"




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