getting fit for your trip - a place to share & ramble

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  1. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    yep..hitting 40 has made weight loss so much harder, and in areas harder to shift ie back/tummy/thighs/butt........its more work...which is a pain.

    I enjoy my diet coke..could drink it till i'm sick, so really hard to cut it back to 1 glass a day...but we deserve a treat now and then.

    good luck with your program...:thumbsup2 we're all in this together
     
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  3. Ms. Shuttergirl

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    Alicia - where has Aussietravellers been sharing this wisdom? Can you send me a link? Thank u :)
     
  4. Marlea98

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    And tonight we are off to cactus jacks for dinner so hopefully i will find something healthy (don't know how that'll go since I love chimichangas :) ) so it'll be a chimichanga and no dessert or a healthy entree and chocolate nachos for dessert :) There goes my best laid plans...
     
  5. alicia1506

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    Seems that like me this page hasnt been getting much of a work out.

    The last few weeks i have been a little flu-y with swollen glands and sore throats. I put it down to returning to work and the joys of public transport. friday i couldnt keep my eyes open and my lymph nodes were swollen and i had a fever in the omg range. Same saturday but i pushed through it to host a family gathering during which fever came back and i was exhausted. Sunday i was horridly sore, aches and pains etc. Monday i was gonna see the doc but couldnt find the energy to leave the house.

    This morning my doc diagnoses glandular fever (recurring strain as i had it approx 10 years ago). The next few weeks and months are going to be fun .. Just started a new job and all my immune system wants to do is sleep. Freaking hell is where i am at right now... :sad:
     
  6. 5ofus

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    A bit like me! Haha...
     
  7. 5ofus

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    Oh no Alicia! That sucks big time. I hope you are able to get some rest and start recovering :(
     
  8. hjd0411

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    Oh Alicia - you really are in the wars, aren't you?? I trust your new employers are more sympathetic than your previous ones!! And public transport - ugh!! I'm glad that I'm able to drive myself to work!! (Still have to catch a staff bus, though, which is a hot bed of germs!! But it's only for 5 minutes!)
    Rest up and get yourself well. Sending pixie dust your way!

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  9. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    had a learner instructor....bl00dy waste of time....couldnt understand a word she said so spent the whole time lagging behind.....and i have put on a kg in the last week so not too happy about that....

    no gym today....i'm now off to get my potato gems out of the oven for morning tea..screw the diet..i need carbs today:sad2:
     
  10. alicia1506

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    yesterday was a bad day for me. carlo's friends bought him a mrs fields cookie cake. one giant cookie (easily 30cm across in diameter) layered on icing on top of another giant cookie, covered with icing rosettes and words spelling out happy birthday. i had the tiniest piece i could cut (approx 2cm wide at the widest part) and omg, i swear i developed diabetes and entered a sugar coma.

    since my current job is only contract/casual but we will be made permanent at the end of the contract term, i went into work today. had a huge difficulty staying awake and had to do some awesome cramming to try and self-learn all the stuff they covered over the last 3 days... but i think i am vaguely up to speed. i really don't want to jeopardise this job (the hours are great and it's close to home and easy to get to). the full time job is in a dodgy part of town, hard for me to get to, and requires weekends and working til 11pm which really doesn't suit our work/family balance... so for now i'm making it work at the telco... they were pretty understanding about my illness, however... the agency didn't tell them i was sick so they just thought i had stopped showing up for work!!! how rude!!! when i explained the situation though, they were awesome. i am determined to put in the hours and just make it work :)

    no appetite today, so that is a good side effect of being sick i think :)

    good luck with the diet/exercise/whatever is floating your boat this week :)
     
  11. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    today so far i have had:
    2 paddle pops
    1 entire bag of potato gems...family size...oven baked
    bowl coco pops
    3 packs snack noodles
    1 tin baked beans (small)
    2 slices bread
    1 coco pop bar
    3 strong double shot black coffees

    and now chicken taco popcorn::

    i feel like crap..maybe a trip to maccas may help as well:lmao:
     
  12. Marlea98

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    I ate a snack size Cheetos, 2 cans of soft drink, 2 home made crumbed chicken strips, 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, glass of milk and 2 choc chip bikkies.

    I'm pathetic. But I have been relatively good with my food choices.

    In my defence, I would have had salad with the chicken and the cucumber but the dog vomited all over the floor and I got stuck cleaning it up so it wrecked my appetite :( :(
     
  13. battymum

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    Baked beans are good!
     
  14. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    did gym last night, subway for dinner
    step tonight..with subway for dinner

    oh dear, here we go again.......

    have a great weekend :wave2:
     
  15. alicia1506

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    today i had a caramel macaron (omg, died and went to heaven), an iced mocha (small, like that matters), a chicken, pumpkin and chickpea wrap and a can of coke zero.

    clearly, i have fallen off my strict raw veges and fruit only diet. i feel so ashamed.

    oh well... jump back on tomorrow i guess.
     
  16. Marlea98

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    I had a chicken quesadilla and large coke from zambrero (wasn't that good so didn't eat it all), a banana, small veggie spring roll and half a small garlic bread. I'm dying for an iced water though.
     
  17. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    pizza and a bottle of wine last night
    pancakes today for breaky, pie for lunch...

    :lmao:so strict diet being adhered to
     
  18. aussietravellers

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    Hi All :wave2:

    Been MIA for a few months. Have been focusing my weight loss journey, so I've been spending a lot of time on the forums for that program. Sorry, I feel like a traitor, visiting another forum :worried: :stir: I've been doing 12WBT (Michelle Bridges program www.12wbt.com ). I'm doing round 3 (everyone starts together and finishes together) and I've just signed on for round 4 which is now in preseason for those newbies and officially starts in November.

    Anyway it's been going REALLY well. It has to be the best program I've ever done. It's really not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. What you do in this program, the food you eat, is for life. She has within her program for beginners, intermediate, advanced, lean and strong (for those with no weight to lose but want to tone up), run a marathon and pregnant/breastfeeding programs.

    The food has been amazing. Each week you are given a menu plan with breaky, lunch and dinner (your three snacks you do yourself, sticking to guidelines). You don't HAVE to stick to the food plan, I do chop and change a few meals when I don't like something. Then we get a shopping list for the whole weeks menu, which I again change a little deleting things the ingredients for the meals I don't like for ones I do. The meals are food that the whole family can eat. Like wraps and sandwiches for lunch, lots of different breakies including egg and bacon wrap (which is my sunday fav). Steak with creamy mushroom sauce, beef stroganoff, tandoori chicken. Such awesome recipes. Which you print out and put in a binder and at the end you have a recipe book with lots of yummy, healthy recipes.

    Exercise has been a little challenging, but as I have been sticking to the nutrition side (which Michelle says is 80% of the program, exercise is 20%), then I have been losing. I have lost 8kgs so far, in the last 8 weeks. Super happy with that. She also heavily focuses on mindset, that much of the problem we have being overweight is mental, our headspace is not right for whatever reason and I completely agree. I still have been having my dark chocolate as a treat, but I just work that into my daily calories so it's fine.

    I went and met Michelle last weekend and she was SO lovely. She signed my cookbook and had a bit of a chat.

    Anyway will go back through and read up on how everyone is going. Feel like I'm all out of the loop it's been so long since I've been here :rotfl:

    Hope everyone is well and looking forward to reading how everyones getting fit progress is going.
     
  19. 5ofus

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    Wow, 8kgs is fantastic, congratulations!
     
  20. Marlea98

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    Congratulations on the wonderful weight loss :)
     
  21. alicia1506

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    congrats aussie travellers!! 8kg in 8 weeks is great, and it sounds like you're happy and getting healthy, which is a huge accomplishment :)

    i just have to follow suit myself :coffee:
     

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