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Postby Mandie » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:23 pm

Just ordered my CD...

Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman

I saw Ben perform in Perth with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra just a couple of weeks ago, he's gorgeous and so amazing.. I'm very happy with my purchase!

Only 3kg til my 10kg reward!
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Postby KimE » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:27 pm

Good on ya it's great to have some reward to look forward to.
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Postby alex_bilson » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:08 pm

what's your 10kg reward?

:)
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Postby Mandie » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:57 pm

Just checked my list, it's a massage! Ooh I'm excited!

I actually should be saving money, but hell, it's my 10kg mark, I'm getting my massage!
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Letting myself off the hook...

Postby Mandie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:26 pm

I'm pretty stressed out at the moment.

Been doing 40+ hours at the hospital, along with attempting to have a social life, study, find time to myself, AND lose weight.

I've decided to let myself off the hook a little bit, just for this week.

I'm sick of feeling guilty because I am studying instead of going to the gym, or finishing an assignment instead of going for a walk. I'm sick of feeling guilty for having a nap instead of doing some exercise!

It's hard work, getting into a regular exercise routine. And as most of you will know, the first few weeks of starting said routine is the hardest - you get MORE tired and have LESS energy. Of course, after a week or so it gets better and you end up with MORE energy than ever before!

But basically, this is not the right time to start for me!

So I'm letting myself off the hook, for this week. It's my last week of this intensive rotation, I've got assignments due, and heaps of work to complete. Not to mention all the study I have neglected!

I'm going to enjoy my spare time this week, have naps, watch TV, and just generally chill out. I'm going to try to eat healthily at the same time.

Next week, I start my GP rotation - normal hours! 4 days a week!

So - a personal pledge:
THIS WEEK: Incidental exercise, if it happens. No pressure.

THIS WEEKEND: Go for a walk with a friend, kick the football around. Easy, chilled, fun exercise.

NEXT WEEK: Hit the gym to get back to my regular routine. 3 days a week!

I actually feel relieved and excited to have a plan in place!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:39 pm

Hi mandie

oh you sound so run down and stressed at the moment buddy, i really hope you get back into the swing of things soon. time contraints dont help when you are trying to lose weight hey. like i always say, keep your chin up and try not to run yourself down too much or you'll end up sick!
thinking of you and keep smiling :)
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Postby SarahC » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:39 am

Hi Mandie. You sound so incredibly busy :shock: At least it is only for one more week though, so there is an up side!

I found that when I was studying, a quick 20-30 min walk helped heaps to relieve the stress. I came back refreshed and ready to get back into it again. And often, I figured out solutions to the problems that I was having whilst I was out walking (sometimes I had to run back so that I could quickly write stuff down before I forgot :lol: )

Well done on your 7kgs so far. Bet you can't wait till next week!

Take care of yourself :)
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Postby KimE » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:46 am

Hi Mandie

I like your plan and I think putting in some space for relaxation and destressing is just what is needed about now.

Chill and enjoy. :D
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Postby Ally » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:36 am

geez Mandie, you sound just too busy, but the end is in sight matey (not that it helps you right now!!) It sounds like the last thing you need is to be stressing about your weight and exercise plan. It is good that you are just going to kick back and relax a bit, I think your body needs it!! Take care of yourself mate, and just keep plugging away the end is in sight!!
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Postby Dolly » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:12 am

Hi Mandie, it sounds like the week off idea is a good one.
It's always good to let the pressure down before it gets to you.

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Postby Mandie » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:18 am

Okay, I'm back!

After a crazy whirlwhind trip to Adelaide and back (driving, from Perth!) I have returned in one piece!

After all the sitting on my bum driving, and the constant red bull (sugarfree though!) drinking, chocolate eating, crisp eating, cold tin spaghetti from a can eating (I know ,I know, we were camping!), I decided not to weigh myself this week!

I'm getting back on track now.. slowly.. Car is still filthy though!

I've been reading that DietGirl website that Kate posted about - it is SO inspirational!

Tonight, I have no plans and my parents are going away, so I have the house to myself! My plan is to have an exercise DVD marathon - it's been so long since I used any of them (as I don't have an extra room to go in, and mum and dad are usually watching TV in the evening!), so I want to see what I can get through! I used to get through 1-2 in a go, so we'll see!

I'm going to a big rave/dance party tomorrow night - should get there 9.30pm or so and it ends at 6am! I used to be able to dance the whole time (back when I was heavier, even!) so I am aiming for that again - that's some damn good exercise!

I'll weigh in on Sunday and see how I'm going! Be excited!

Oh yeah, and for those who follow AFL:

COME ON THE EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Ally » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:33 am

Good to have you back Mandie...glad you enjoyed your trip!!! Ahh gotta love the footy fanatic!! Sounds like you have some sound good ideas about getting back into it!!

I don't mind the AFL, but I am a NRL girl!! so I say GGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRONCOS!!! (not my main team, but the next best one!! LOL)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:43 am

im not a afl fan either but im going for the swannies!!! whooohooo!!! i am an nrl girl too, and go the broncos!!! theyre nto my main team either but they'll do hehe. plus i like Webke and want him to go out with a win!

anyway hope your tenpin bowling was fun the other night!! maybe with your parents away your friend can come over and workout with you?????????????!

glad to have you back and i hope you can wash your car! we have strict water restrictions here so we cant :(
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Postby Ally » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:04 am

Who's your main team Kate?? (Us Queensland girls like the ruffer game!!! LOL)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:01 pm

im a knights fan (cos im a newy girl)

but i dont mind the broncos :)
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