Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Wednesday 31st August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Lunch: Chicken Hot Pot, 2 Boxes Mentos, Strawberries Afternoon Tea: Box Soho S&V Rice Snacks, 9 WW Choc Chip Cookies Dinner: Wholemeal Roll with margerine Went shopping at lunch time, only needed to buy bread rolls and strawberries...Don't want to talk about it...but I feel I need to get it out in the open (rather than trying to ignore what I did). I did buy the strawberries and bread rolls, but also put a few non essentials in the basket i.e. Box of Soho's, packet of WW Choc Chip Cookies and 2 boxes of Mentos. I know I said that I wasn't going to visit the supermarket any more, and I know that I could have bought the bread rolls from Brumbys and the strawberries from the green grocer - both are located in the same shopping centre as the supermarket - but there was this huge pull towards the supermarket. I suppose the consolation is that I didn't buy any chocolate - BIG DEAL!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Tuesday 30th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Banana Smoothie, 1 Slice Grain Toast with margerine Morning Tea: Banana, 1 Tim Tam Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, Strawberries in Low Fat Choc Mousse Afternoon Tea: Packet S&V Rice Crackers, Pear Dinner:Chicken Hot Pot with 2 Dumplings, Lite Nannas Apple Pie, Light Vanilla Ice Cream I tend to eat the majority of my junky food at work. I tend to do it when my hubby isn't around to see me. I always feel like I have to justify my eating to him, so instead of justifying it to him, I do it where he can't see me. It's then up to me to decide if I want to tell him about it. More often than not I won't tell him about it. He normally asks me how my eating was. And then I confess all! I'm happy to eat junky food in front of him when he eats it too. Then I don't feel so bad. I can justify my eating it because he is too. I have to question why I feel the need to justify myself to hubby. I know that he eats junky food when I'm not around, but he's more than happy to tell me about it, whereas I won't tell him unless I get asked. Instead I bottle it all up and then get really frustrated and miserable thinking about all the crap food that I've eaten. This then tends to have a knock on effect and the whole family suffers because of my bad mood. I have a fantastic hubby who is very understanding about my eating habits and tries to support me in whatever way he can. Thanks honey! You're great you are!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Monday 29th August

Exercise: 5 Mins Crosstrainer, Weights, Situps Food Intake: Breakfast: Banana Smoothie, 1 Slice Grain Toast with margerine Morning Tea: Low Fat Banana Muesli Slice Lunch: Ham & Low Fat Cheese on Grain Roll, 2 KTime Bars Afternoon Tea: Strawberries in Low Fat Choc Mousse Dinner: 2 Chicken Kebab Skewers, 1 Egg, Cous Cous, Coleslaw It's so true what Mary said in a comment about how we choose to eat. Do I really want to eat properly? Whenever I think about eating properly, all I see is cutting out all the nice things and just eating plain boring food. Not sure where that perception came from though. And why don't I shop online? Is it because I will then have no excuses to buy my little junky stash for my drawer at work? I'm always complaining that I don't get enough time in the day to do everything, and I now realise that the supermarket is one of my big downfalls, so why can't I just make the decision to do the shopping online? So I'm going to. I've already signed up for it (did that ages ago) but just haven't actually done the deed.... And there's no more food in my drawer at work...apart from some cup-a soups!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Sunday 28th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: 2 Slices Grain Toast with margerine Lunch: Plateful of Chinese food Afternoon Tea: Light Vanilla Ice Cream with Mini M&M's, 2 Glasses Champagne Dinner: Grain Roll with margerine, 2 Glasses Champagne Tomorrow is the the start of a new week. Tomorrow is the start of better eating. Tomorrow is the start of better thinking......Roll on tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Saturday 27th August

Exercise: 2 Hr Run (19km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Afternoon Tea: Pkt Mentos Dinner:1 Pork Macadamia Nut & Honey Sausage, Cous Cous, Coleslaw, 1 Egg, Grain Roll with Margerine, 3 Glasses Champagne, 1 Bag Caramello Chocettes, Handful of Mini Licorice Allsorts Another great run this morning. It was a beautiful morning and the sun was out (makes a change!). My only problem was that I missed putting the bodyglide on a section of my body and my bra rubbed it raw. Hurts alot!! Fired up the BBQ this evening. Can't wait for the warmer weather and longer nights. The scales were good to me this morning. I weighed before I went for my run and then when I got home. 63.6kg before - 62.6kg after. Easy way to lose a kilo!! HA!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Friday 26th August

Exercise: 30 Mins Treadmill (5.25km), 30 Mins Cross Trainer (4.65km) Food Intake: Breakfast: 2 Slices Grain Toast with margarine Morning Tea: Low Fat Banana Muesli Bar, Neenish Tart Lunch: Tuna Mayo Grain Roll, Low Fat Choc Mousse, Vanilla Slice Afternoon Tea: Mandarine, kTime Muffin Bar Dinner: Tuna Mayo Grain Roll, Choc Cherry Muesli Bar, 1 JD & Diet Coke Well I made it through another day eating a whole lot of crap. I stress out about it and it becomes even worse. I know what my trigger is....going to the supermarket. I always seem to be able to make an excuse to go to the supermarket so that I can buy the junky food. Even if it's not that junky (KTime Bars, Low Fat Muesli Bars), I still have it all in my drawer at work, so from now on if I do buy it, it will sit in my pantry at home. That way I'll only take to work what I need to eat, rather than having the option of eating whatever's in my drawer. The cakes today were because we had a Morning Tea meeting, where work provides loads, and I mean loads of cakes. I tried to just have something small i.e the Neenish Tart, but then the piggy instinct took over and I grabbed a Vanilla Slice as I was leaving the room so that I had something nice to eat for lunch too. Will I ever learn to eat properly??

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Thursday 25th August

Exercise:NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Low Fat Banana Muesli Bar, Fruit Scone with margerine Lunch: Chicken Risotto, Bag Raspberry Choc Bullets Afternoon Tea: Finger Bun Dinner: 1 Glass JD & Diet Coke I woke up this morning with a dull headache. I think it was because my pillows were in the wrong position. I sleep with 2 pillows. One that is a down filled pillow, and the other is a microfibre one. They seem to complement each other and are very comfortable to sleep on..except for last night. I've tried sleeping with just one pillow (alternating between the two) but I just don't sleep well. Anyway, all of the above is just my excuse as to why I didn't go to the gym this morning.*t, sh*t, sh*t - that's all I can say.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Wednesday 24th August

Exercise: 15 Mins Rower (3032M), 15 Mins Bike (1.79km), 15 Mins Treadmill - Walking (1.89km), Situps Food Intake: Breakfast: 2 Slices Grain Toast with Raspberry Jam Morning Tea: Low Fat Banana Muesli Bar, 2 Pkts Mentos Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, Punnet Strawberries, Pkt Honey & Soy Chicken Chips Afternoon Tea: K Time Bar Dinner: Tuna Mayo on Grain Roll, Cous Cous & Tuna Mayo (mixed together) I'm spiraling out of control at the moment with my food. I'm having a lot of problems saying NO to food. I think one of the reasons that I'm eating so much is that I'm not very busy at work and I'm bored. As I'm now in an area of the office where everyone can see my screen, I can't waste my time by surfing the internet, so instead I end up looking for food. I went to the supermarket on Monday and bought a lot of food to put in my drawer, so it's been easy to just grab something out of there. I filled my car up with petrol yesterday and while I was waiting in the queue to pay, I grabbed a bag of the Red Rock Deli Honey Soy Chips. To say that they were very moorish is an understatement. I probably could have eaten a large bag if I'd bought one. Luckily it was only the small bag. It's just as well that I've been to the gym every day this week as it may combat a little bit of the destruction that I'm doing to myself.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tuesday 23rd August

Exercise: 30 Mins Treadmill (5.16km), 25 Mins Cross Trainer (4.34km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Anzac Biscuit, Oatmeal Biscuit, Low Fat Banana Muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken covered in Biryani Seasoning, Cous Cous, Low Fat Mayonnaise, Choc Cherry Muesli Bar Afternoon Tea: 2 pkts Mentos, Mini Blueberry Muffin, K Time Muffin Bar Dinner: Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup, 2 Grain Rolls with margerine, 2 Glasses Champagne I feel so much better about getting up for the gym now that I have a plan of what I'm going to do each day. I think it must have been the indecision of what to do when I got to the gym that was getting to me. I coated some Chicken in Biryani seasoning last night, and it tastes much nicer than the one that I did in the Portugese seasoning. Just need to find a seasoning that tastes like Chocolate and I'll be in heaven!! I haven't been able to post on any blogs over the last couple of days as I've moved to a new office which is directly outside my boss's office and I'm now much more aware of who can see what I'm doing on my PC, hence my lack of posting. I still manage to get a quick read in here and there, but I'm a bit paranoid that people are going to see that I'm not working. I'm so craving sweet stuff at the moment, hence the binge today. Don't really care what it is as long as it's sweet. I'd even eat Turkish Delight (which I detest) if it was offered to me right now. I'm going to try and envisage bananas, mandarines and strawberries tasting the same as cakes and muffins tomorrow!! I had a comment from somebody on Flickr saying that in one of my photos I look like Princess Diana. What do you think?

Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday 22nd August

Exercise: Weights, Situps Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with Banana & Golden Syrup Morning Tea: Sweet n Low Lolllies Lunch: Chicken & Pumpkin Risotto, 2 Pkts Mentos, Low Fat Choc Mousse Dinner:Chicken covered in Portugese Seasoning, Cous Cous, Coleslaw, 2 Glasses Champagne Day one of my new resolve - I got out of bed and went to the gym. I have not eaten any chocolate from the vending machine at work. It's a start! Those Sweet n Low lollies are now playing havoc with my stomach. It sounds like a little monster inside growling very loudly!! As I ate them this morning, it's been like this all day! Most embarrassing! And I think I went a little overboard with the Portugese seasoning on the chicken. I literally rolled the chicken breast in the seasoning and then fried it in some Olive Oil. Whooeee! Talk about a bit warm....I didn't realise that it was going to make my eyes water. I had to smother it in the coleslaw so that it wasn't so hot....that Champagne certainly got drunk quickly, that's for sure!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sunday 21st August

Exercise: 10km Fun Run Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with Banana & Golden Syrup Morning Tea: Prima Choc Bar (in goodie bag!) Lunch: Hawaiian Pizza, 1 Glass Champagne Dinner: 3/4 Packet Caramel Crown Biscuits, Tim Tam Drumstick, 2 Glasses JD & Diet Coke Great run....not! See my race report below. I've gone overboard today with the chocolate. Feeling quite sick now. No more during the week. That's a promise I do intend to keep as well. There'll be no sneaking to the vending machine at all. I'm going to make sure that I take enough food with me to work each day so that I have absolutely NO reason to do it. I'm also going to write down a list of what I'm going to do each day at the gym. Previously I've always just walked into the gym and then decided what I want to do. Now I'll have a list and I'll know exactly what I'm doing. But will this motivate me to go each morning? Time will tell!!

Queen of the Lake 10km Fun Run

Woke up with plenty of time to get organised. I probably used the time to get Hubby and Daughter organised more so than me. Hubby was going to drop me off at Albert Park and go on to Altona as he had something he needed to pick up. Needless to say I was about 15 minutes later than I'd planned to be there....but at least I got there before the race started, so that was a plus!! I think Eat Em and Michelle were getting a little concerned that I wasn't going to show. Smiles all round when they found me! As it was a Women's only run, Eat Em had kindly volunteered to pace Michelle and I so that we could try and do a sub 55 min 10km. Both Michelle & I normally run at about a 6.00 pace so we would have been happy with anything under 60 minutes! Eat Em had other ideas! As usual it was cold....and this time it was also windy, so not great weather to run around Albert Park Lake. Eat Em encouraged me to take off my jacket before the race started but I was having none of that. I even had my gloves on until about 1/2 way around the first lap. Eat Em suggested that we just do our normal pace on the first lap and then on the second lap we'd do some "serious" work....uh oh! Now unfortunately both Michelle and I had not really done ourselves any favours with regards to preparing ourselves for a good race, as we'd both eaten heavy food and drunk (too much) alcohol last night, along with Michelle not sleeping well. We tried to get a good spot to start the race, but as usual all the walkers decided that they wanted to be at the front of the start line, even though they would be starting after the runners, so we had to dodge a few people when the whistle blew to start the race. We both got into our stride pretty quickly, and we didn't really have to do much apart from listen to Eat Em as he was doing the majority of the fact we couldn't get a word in edge ways. It did mean that we could concentrate on our breathing and running though. Doing fine until we passed the 2km mark and then we hit the wind. Even the poor swans were having a hard time trying to stay upright on the lake!! Once we got around to the 4km mark we were back into the sheltered area. Then the sun came out, and it got warm quite quickly. Eat Em even managed to coax me to rid myself of the jacket (thankyou nice man for minding it). Went through the first 5km in 28 minutes, which I thought was fantastic. All of a sudden the pace picked up. Enough for both Michelle and I to have to concentrate hard on our breathing as we were both starting to gasp for breath. And of course then we hit that bloody wind again. I know that I started to struggle, and poor Michelle was having a real hard time of it. I only knew that because she went really quiet on me...most unlike Michelle!! Back out of the wind again and we pass the 8km mark. Eat Em suggests that at 9km we pick up the pace for the last km and run home we wern't already running hard enough!! We can now see the finish line, but there was still about 400 metres to go and if we pushed too hard now, I know we wouldn't have had anything left on the last stretch, so we both slowed just a little bit. When we hit the home straight, we both found something in us to race across the line. Michelle was about ready to collapse by then, and I wasn't too far behind her. Our unofficial time was 55.47, so we almost managed it. I think with a bit better planning (better food, no alcohol, more sleep) and less of a wind we could probably get a 55 min PB (like there's going to be a next time!!). Anyway I want to say a bit thankyou to Eat Em for coming along and pacing us. It was a first for me to actually have sombody pushing you along and encouring you all the way. Is this what having a personal trainer is like?

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Saturday 20th August

Exercise: Housework Food Intake: Breakfast: 2 Slices Grain Toast with Margerine Morning Tea: Choc Cherry Muesli Bar Lunch: 2 Salada Biscuits with margerine & Low Fat Cheese Afternoon Tea: Too many choc biscuits, 3 Glasses Champagne Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice, Packet S&V Rice Crackers, 1 JD & Diet Coke Well so much for me not drinking the day before a race!! We had all of my family around this afternoon and I'd bought champagne and biscuits, so that there was something for everyone!! The champagne just went down too well (but then when does it not!!). Luckily I was helping my dad on the computer and when I came back to the biscuit platter most of them were gone! Still managed to eat my fair share though. Needed to get some decent food into me before the race, so the rice was perfect. Looking forward to tomorrow, but am also quite aware that I've not done enough exercise this week, I've drunk too much alcohol today and I definitely haven't drunk enough water to stay hydrated.....let's see what tomorrow brngs shall we????

Friday, August 19, 2005

Friday 19th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Pear Lunch: Chicken & Lettuce Roll, Yoghurt covered Apricot Muesli Bar Afternoon Tea: Diced Pears, Packet Maltesers, Cherry Ripe Dinner: Chicken Chow Mein, Choc Cherry Muesli Bar This is not good. I need to do some form of exercise every day and at the moment I'm definitely not achieving that. It seems to be getting worse. Turning the alarm off and going back to sleep in the mornings is becoming more of a habit than getting out of bed and going to the gym. I knew that I needed to do a 10km run this morning to keep my legs moving. I've got a 10km fun run on Sunday so doing the 10km this morning meant that I could have a rest day tomorrow. Now I've got to consider doing a small run tomorrow. There goes my sleep in! I'm sure it must be getting close to TOM as I'm craving chocolate like mad. Another mercy dash to the lunch room for more supplies this afternoon. It's gotta stop. Can't be getting into this habit otherwise I'm going to pile on the pounds big time. For everyone that's asked there's a photo of my tattoo HERE. I've also uploaded some old photos of me from when I was a kid until a few years ago. I've got some more current ones but I'll do that another day. It takes ages to find the ones I want (they're all on CD's) and then upload them. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thursday 18th August

Exercise: 5 Mins Crosstrainer (0.78km), Weights, Stomach Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with Banana & Golden Syrup Morning Tea: Snickers, Summer Roll, Packet S&V Rice Crackers Lunch: Cous Cous, Tuna Mayo, Coleslaw, Low Fat Trifle Afternoon Tea: Banana Dinner: Chicken Chow Mein, Grain Roll with margerine Food intake looks good if you take out that Morning Tea line. How crap is that!! I went into this "must have chocolate" mode, and raced off down to the lunch room to buy it from the machine. Ate it in about 5 minutes flat. WTF!! But on a good note, I did my food shopping this afternoon and bought NOTHING chocolate, no biscuits, nothing that I would call NO NO food. It was probably because I was so full of crap anyway that my stomach was satisfied!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wednesday 17th August

Exercise: 30 Mins Treadmill (5.05km), 25 Mins Cross Trainer (4.37km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: 2 Muesli Bars Lunch: Tuna Mayo & Cucumber on Grain Roll, S&V Rice Crackers Afternoon Tea: Banana Dinner: Tuna Mayo, Cous Cous, Coleslaw, De-Lite Caramel Pudding, WW Vanilla Custard I wanted to do an hour on the treadmill today, but the legs were having none of it. They felt very heavy and lethargic. As it was I could only run at 10kph to start with. I did increase it as I warmed up, but didn't get above 11kph. Maybe I'll do another run tomorrow..... As AGR mentioned, I've put up my Flickr photos. I haven't really done much with it and there are hardly any photos on it at the moment, but I'll endeavour to get some more up. I've got some that I've scanned from my childhood, teenage and early adult years. Good for a laugh if nothing else!! And thanks AGR for the compliment about my daughter. She definitely got the photogenic looks from Hubby. I do not photograph well - ever!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Tuesday 16th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: 2 Muesli Bars Lunch: Chicken Hot Pot with Dumpling, Gluten & Wheat Free Rice Crackers Afternoon Tea: Pear, Rice Crackers Dinner: Tuna Mayo, Cous Cous, Coleslaw, Cucumber, Choc Cherry Muesli Bar Snack: Shortbread Cake with Jam A bit too much junky food today. I wouldn't have felt so bad if I'd got my fat a*se out of bed this morning and gone to the gym, but instead I turned the alarm off, rolled over and went back to sleep for an hour. I really need to be going to bed earlier. I'm not actually closing my eyes till about 11.00pm and this is just too late for me. I need at least 7 hours of solid sleep to be able to function like a normal person. Anything less than that and I end up being grumpy, short tempered and not nice to be around. On a better note......the sun's out!!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Monday 15th August

Exercise: Weights, Situps Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with Banana & Golden Syrup Morning Tea: 2 Muesli Bars Lunch: Tuna Mayo & Cucumber on Grain Roll, Choc Cherry Muesli Bar Afternoon Tea: Mandarin Dinner: Chicken Hot Pot with Dumplings, 2 Glasses Champagne Snack: 1/4 packet Rice Crackers I raced home at lunch time and made the Chicken Hot Pot. Just love using the slow cooker. By the time I walked in the door after work there was a wonderful aroma of food cooking. Only had to make up the dumplings and pop them on top of the casserole. Thanks again Suzy for the great recipe. If I had my way, I'd be eating it every day! Still trying to keep a potential cold at bay. It just seems to linger on the point of kicking in. So I've constantly got a runny nose and a bit of a tickle in my throat. Just wish it would either come out or go away! I've got another 10km race this Sunday so I need to get in some good training this week. For some stupid reason Michelle and I have agreed to let a friend pace us so that we can try and do the 10km in 55 minutes. I'm still shaking my head at why we said we'd do it....but we'll have a go anyway.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sunday 14th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Lunch: Chicken Risotto, 2 Glasses Champagne Dinner: Apple Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream, 3 Glasses Champagne Looks like I drank more than I ate today!! We went to ScienceWorks and missed out on lunch, so we ended up eating really late (4pm). Then when we got home we ate the pie and ice cream as dessert. Can't say that it was the best eating today, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it, especially as it was so nice! Apple Pie and Ice Cream is one of my favourite comfort foods!!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Saturday 13th August

Exercise: 2 Hr Run (19km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Lunch: Tuna Mayo & Cucumber on Grain Roll Afternoon Tea: Cherry Ripe Dinner: 2 Sausages, Mashed Potato, Baked Beans, 3 Glasses Champagne Snack: 1/2 tub Homer Hudson Choc Ice Cream Well I'm not happy. I paid out nearly $8 for the Homer Hudson Ice Cream, and it was a small tub too (500gm) and it tasted horrible. I was imagining smooth chocolate with yummy choc pieces in it, but it was not very tasty, it tasted like cheap ice cream which was really bitty, and the chocolate bits, even though it was dark chocolate, didn't have any real taste, almost like they'd used the 85% cocoa chocolate which is really bitter. Not impressed at all!! But on a happier note, I really enjoyed my run today, apart from the first 15 minutes when it rained! I really needed to get out and work my legs, especially as I've had a pretty slack week exercsie wise! It's fantastic to find a running buddy who has the same thought process as yourself. I'm so glad that I've met Michelle. We really do seem to have the same goals. Lovely person she is!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday 12th August

Exercise: 1 Hr Treadmill (10.29km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: 2 Muesli Bars Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, Box of Mentos Afternoon Tea: Gluten & Wheat Free Rice Crackers, Packet of Yoghurt Covered Raisins Dinner: 2 Crumpets with margerine, 3/4 Packet Rice Crackers I've done alot of thinking overnight and this morning and I've realised (once again) that the scales are and always have been my undoing. Why do I have to reach my goal of 60kg? Why is it so important to me? Why can't I concentate on losing inches instead and make fitting comfortably into my clothes my target. Since changing my diet slightly and doing more running, I can happily say that my size 10 jeans DO fit comfortably and there's not so much excess flab hanging over my topic, did anyone see the Oprah Show this week about bra sizes and getting fitted for the right bra? Good viewing! Now the question I put my scales away? Do I just go by the feel of my clothes? Or do I try instead to reach 60kg and then consider how I maintain it. Or do I have to question if I am ever going to reach 60kg? How much hard work is it really to get there? Do I really have the incentive and the need to actually reach it? So many questions - no answers though!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Thursday 11th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Fruit Scone with margerine, muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, 2 Choc Cherry Muesli Bars Afternoon Tea: Banana, Gluten & Wheat Free Rice Crackers Dinner: 2 Crumpets with margerine, De-Lite Sticky Toffee Pudding, WW Custard SIGH.......If ever there was a day in my life of emotional eating, then today was the day! Went off on a bit of a bender (strange how I can do it with both food and alcohol!!). Sat down with Hubby and talked about it, but I just couldn't figure out what triggered it. I'm happy at home, I'm happy at work, I'm happy with my running....okay I'm still not that happy with my weight, but I'm not stressing about it. I really was on a low today. Maybe it was a culmination of a few things. My boss is overseas at the moment, so it's quite boring at work, I've lost my motivation to get down to the gym over the last few days, I haven't slept very well for the last few nights, and I've given in to food that I really should have said NO to. So I suppose it all pretty much adds up. Think I need a good long run to get all the crap out of my system. Roll on Saturday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Wednesday 10th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: 2 Mini Cinnabon rolls Lunch: Chicken & Bacon Risotto, Herb Bread, 2 Glasses Champagne Dinner: Bag of Raspberry Licorice Bullets Hubby and I had the day off work today. Ended up in Knox City Shopping Centre sipping on Coffee, which is where the Cinnabon rolls came in. They were free with the coffee. I never say no to freebies!! Lunch was at the Croydon Hotel. Hubby's never been there and it was his idea!! The bullets were hubby's fault (I can blame him for most things today...really I can!!). He wanted chocolate so we ducked into Safeway. Bad move! I've looked at this week as just being an OFF week. I'm not going to let it get the better of me. I don't want to mope about it or complain (well not too much anyway) so I'm just going to carry on as if nothing has happened to put a dent in my hard work over the last couple of weeks!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tuesday 9th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & honey Morning Tea: Muesli Bar, Anzac Biscuit Lunch: Chicken Chow Mein, Gluten & Wheat Free Rice Snacks Afternoon Tea: Oatmeal Biscuit Dinner: Chicken, 2 Slices Gluten & Wheat Free toast with margerine Snack: White Bread Roll with margerine I went off track today. The biscuits were a real draw. I knew that they were in the kitchen at work and I couldn't go past without grabbing one to eat with my coffee. And after I'd eaten them I felt so disappointed with myself. I had plenty of other food there to eat, but I chose the sweet option instead. And this evening I just had this huge urge to eat the bread. Because I didn't eat a proper dinner, I was still hungry and went hunting through the cupboard for something to fill me up!! Also missed out on doing exercise this morning, which just makes it all the worse. I had a really late night last night and when the alarm went off I couldn't even open my eyes, let alone get out of bed. The most I could do was find the alarm on the radio to turn it off!! I'm off to bed now for an early night!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Monday 8th August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, Wheat & Gluten Free Rice Snacks Afternoon Tea: Banana Dinner: 1 Sausage, 1 Slice Grain Toast with Margerine Today was a recovery day. Loved sleeping in until 7am....wish I could do it every day, but then I'd never get to the gym. Woke up this morning with a post race cold/flu feeling. It had gone by this evening, but I was a bit worried there for a while that it was going to kick in. Maybe the bodies defences were down after the race...anyway I'm happy to report that I feel much better now. This will be the last week doing my basic detox. I am going to add in a few more foods next week but still try to keep to a basic eating plan......I'm so good at talking the talk, but when it comes to actually putting it into practise, I'm not so good. We'll see!!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Sunday 7th August

Exercise: 21.1km Run Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Banana Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice, Muesli Bar Dinner:2 Slices of Gluten & Wheat free toast with margerine, 4 Glasses Champagne Had a great 1/2 marathon. See report below. I'm tired, my knees hurt and I have no energy. Need sleep to recuperate. Here's an admission....4 glasses of champagne and I don't even feel tipsy - this can't be good!! And I've found a new champagne to enjoy. Yellowglen Vintage Bella....absolutely scrummy! Unfortunately it's not one of the cheapest on the shelf so will have to look out for it when it's on special. I feel better in myself today. A bit happier, and a smile has crossed my face now and then. Still not feeling on top of the world, but at least I'm not feeling really low anymore. I think that I have a mild case of SAD. I know if I haven't seen and felt the sun on my face for a while I do get all depressed and mopey. This happened quite alot while living in the UK. So maybe the two are linked?? Roll on Summer!

Half on The Park

Such a crappy night's sleep...woke up with huge bags under my eyes. Hubby came to bed late, daughter came in during the night, and then kept me awake because of her coughing. If it hadn't been for the fact that I'd paid my entry fee, I may have just rolled over and gone back to sleep. Even the birds were making tons of noise!! I'd allowed about 50 minutes to get ready (including a shower) and made it out the front door right on time. Drove over to Michelles place and we ambled on over to Princes Park (home of Carlton Football Club). The wind was bitterly cold.....but at least it wasn't raining. Met up with some of the other AusRunners...getting to be a nice little group now. Got our race numbers, put our bags in the holding area, found the loos, and then wandered back to the group. There was an area where people were getting massages and I ummed and ahhed about doing it, but because I was so cold, thought that it might warm the legs up. And what a great idea it was. Instantly much warmer! Michelle was starting to herd us over to the start area as there was only a couple of minutes before start time, As none of us had any idea where it was We just followed the crowd. Only a couple of minutes wait before we all headed off. The course is a 5km one, so it was 4 times around the course, followed by another 1.1km around the outside of the football ground. I thought that we were running faster than we normally do, but felt quite good running at this speed. There were markers for every km, and the 1st one came up quickly. The course is quite flat, some bitueman, some track, so it wasn't too hard on the knees! We came up to a section where there was a down incline followed by a small steep hill. First couple of times around the circuit and it wasn't too bad...third and fourth times around it and it was a killer!! At least there was a flat section after the hill to get the breath back. After the third circuit I was really starting to feel it in my legs. I had plenty of breath but my legs were starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. Michelle always knows when I'm starting to hurt as I stop talking. She kept chatting to me, willing me to talk so that I wasn't thinking of my legs....she's great like that! Finally we hit the home turn and we could hear Mark and Tony cheering us at the finish line....unfortunately we had to go past it and round the football field and then back into the home turn again...with Mark and Tony cheering us on again. We crossed the finish line in 2hrs and 2 minutes. That's an 8 minute improvement on last time. Grabbed a banana and a gel drink for some energy. They were also giving away Mother Day Classic T-shirts, singlets and caps, so I grabbed one of each. No showbag though, but the freebies more than made up for it. We missed the rain thankfully. Michelle wouldn't have heard the end of it if it'd been raining as well as being cold. I would have winghed and complained for the whole 21km!! Suppose that would've kept me talking and not thinking about the legs! Next 1/2 Marathon is on the 4th September. There's also a 10km event before that, so plenty more running to come!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Saturday 6th August

Weight: 62.6kg Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Lunch: 2 Slices Gluten & Wheat Free toast with Margerine Dinner: Chicken, Lettuce, Egg, Low Fat Mayonnaise, 1/2 glass Red Wine Snack: 4 Choc Mint Gluten & Wheat Free Biscuits I'm really happy with my weight today. BUT...for some reason I've been feeling really down in myself. Can't seem to find a smile at all. No idea why as I should be feeling on top of the world. Definitely not a hangover feeling, or a sleep deprived feeling.....just a low feeling - if that makes sense!! I am looking forward to the 1/2 marathon tomorrow though. At least it's at a decent time (9am) so I don't have to get out of bed until 6.30am....yeah like that's not early for a Sunday morning!!! Okay, need to go and get my stuff organised. Will post a report tomorrow.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Friday 5th August

Exercise: 1 Hr Treadmill - (10.76km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: 1/2 bag gluten & wheat free biscuits Lunch: Chicken Casserole with Basmati Rice, Muesli Bar Afternoon Tea: Banana Dinner: Hot Chips, 2 Slices Gluten & Wheat Free Toast with margerine, 4 glasses champagne I really needed to run today. Had an excess of energy that needed to get out. Felt great too!! I stopped on the way home tonight and got Fish & Chips for my daughter. Didn't realise that the chippy was going to cook up so many chips, and rather than see them all go to waste, I ate some...okay I ate quite alot of them. But I did throw what was left into the bin. I'm not very happy that I've already veered off my eating plan. The rest of the weekend is going to be good eating, sticking to my detox plan and no more alcohol. As I've got the 1/2 marathon on Sunday I know for sure that I won't drink tomorrow anyway. My only question is will I be in any shape to do any exercise tomorrow morning considering I've just drunk a whole bottle of champagne by myself tonight??? Better go drink some water and take a Berocca before I go to bed. Good hangover medicine!! And isn't BB Friday Night live lots of fun tonight!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Thursday 4th August

Exercise: 30 Mins Treadmill (5.06km), Weights (legs), Situps Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge, banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken Risotto, Banana Afternoon Tea: 1/2 bag gluten & wheat free biscuits, Gluten & Wheat free Rice Crackers Dinner: Omelette on 2 slices Gluten & Wheat free bread I was doing situps at the gym this morning and one of the regular women there asked me if she could have my stomach transplanted on to her body!!! What a boost to the day. I have always considered my stomach to be my main problem area, so it was really nice to hear that someone else wants it... I stuck to the list....almost. Went down the healthy aisle and found some lovely gluten and wheat free munchies...they are in my drawer at work!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Wednesday 3rd August

Exercise: NO (see below) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken, Egg, Lettuce, Banana Afternoon Tea: Muesli Bar Dinner: Chicken Chow Mein I jumped out of bed this morning when the alarm went off so that I didn't turn over and go back to sleep....I went to bed late last night see! Anyway, I got to the gym a bit early but there was nobody there to open up. So I waited, and waited and at 6.15 still nobody had shown up to open the gym. Needless to say I was not happy. I could have stayed in bed like I wanted to do in the first place! So instead I ended up doing the, ironing, at 6.20 in the morning....whatever next!! I'll be wanting answers tomorrow morning when I walk in that door to the gym!! Someone else has brought Charity Chocolate to work. It's in the Kitchen so I have to walk past it every time I fill up my water bottle or get a cup of coffee. So far I have not felt the urge to buy far!! I need to go to the supermarket tomorrow....I have a list - I will keep to the list!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tuesday 2nd August

Exercise: NO Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge, Banana & Golden Syrup Morning Tea: Muesli Bar Lunch: Chicken Fried Rice Afternoon Tea: Banana Dinner: Chicken, Egg, Lettuce I seem to have had a drastic cut in food. Didn't actually feel like I wasn't eating as much, but when I wrote it down, there doesn't seem to be as much as I ususally eat in a day. All for the better I hope! I've got another 1/2 marathon on Sunday so I'm trying to take it a bit easy this week exercise wise! Just don't want to take it so easy that I'm not actually doing any exercise at all!!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Monday 1st August

Exercise: 20 Mins Treadmill (3.48km), 20 Mins Cross Trainer (3.55km), 20 Mins Bike (3.88km) Food Intake: Breakfast: Porridge with banana & golden syrup Morning Tea: Marshmallows, Muesli Bar Lunch: Banana Afternoon Tea: Muesli Bar Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice, 1/2 glass champagne Not a very good start to my detox! Open the drawer up at work and what confronts me? Marshmallows.... Okay, now that the marshmallows are no longer in my drawer, I think things will run a bit more smoothly now!! Gym this morning was good...apart from my legs. They hurt more today than they did yesterday! Work is hectic, so I missed out on lunch. Only had time to shove a banana in my gob. I ended up eating my lunch as dinner when I got home. Strangely though, because I was so busy I didn't even feel hungry. Hope that feeling continues!!