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Studying my snacking

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ok well I am now officially into revision mode and I think that as much knowledge that is going into my head, the equivalent in food is steadily reaching my mouth! Oh man I did not plan for that side of things so today I went to the health food shop and bought my healthy snacks as that is all I seem to wanna do, snack. What is it with intense studying that you just wanna eat? Where does that appetite come from??? Anyway I am pleased to say that every morning regardless of what time I go to sleep, I walk four miles. Today after seperately seeing two middle aged women running just as I was finishing I decided I would run back home. I felt so elated when I finished that I could not bear to eat the muffins that I bought in another moment of weakness. So I will continue to work hard on my walk/runs and hope that even the thought of sabotaging my efforts does not convert into an action. You can onlybut try!

  


New goals - finally

Friday, September 17, 2010

The 12 week Biggest Loser Challenge ended at work this work. The winner was elated and even though there was no' prize' she felt as though she had won the grand prize. It was wonderful. Everyone in the class had lost weight or toned or simply felt better for the changes they had made in their lives. Our class trainer encourages everyone to set private or shared goals so that you are always working towards something. Finally almost two months after achieving my original goal, I have set a new one. I am due to travel for one month next week and have set a goal of losing 5 lbs during that time as I will be busy studying and taking exams. After that I have a goal of 20lbs before xmas. I know if its realistic for me it can be done. Slow and steady really works for me so here goes.....

  
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CARMEL466 9/17/2010 7:14AM

    I'm so happy I came across your page. You are a true inspiration and I'm leaving your page feeling very motivated. Thank you so much. My best to you on reaching your goals.

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Gratitude

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ok so after my last blog, I got the flu - bad. Was out for almost two weeks. Glad to say that I am fully recovered now. So two weeks ago I began my exercise regime again in earnest, slowly but very determined to get back on track. Throughout the time, I logged on every single day and today I noticed my log on streak is 100 days. I feel very proud of myself as I have achieved no other streaks due to my bout of illness. Saying all of this brings me to the matter of gratitude and thankfulness for the things I presently have. Absolutely none of them are monetary nor do they require money per se. They are however, all essential in my journey towards better health. One of them is that I am now much more able to take rest when required without having to panic that I will gain weight. My eating choices are still very sound. My friends and family love me regardless and my attitude towards life is oh so very positive even if the events within it are not. So with the motivation and inspiration of others on the site, I continue on ready to set my next goal.

  
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7PASTORMIKE7 8/28/2010 2:40PM

    I think you are going to do great ! Keep that attitude up and the doors of weight loss will happen ! Have a blessed day ! Rev. Mike

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3 days later..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I have been blogging my journey for a few months now and had set a personal goal of 20lbs by August. Well I achieved it about 2 weeks ago and decided to slowly reintroduce some foods that I had either cut out or back. It has all been surpisingly controlled and I have had no cravings as I now have a little of everything that I like.

I still maintain my exercise routine and closely monitor my weight so that I can easily rectify any gains. For the past week days I have gotten on the scale and at first it registered 200.5, smile, then 200, bigger smile and now its 199.5 and it has remained there for the past 3 days! I am elated. I actually never thought I would get below 200lbs but once again the power of SP has struck and given me so much confidence with my new healthier lifestyle.

I have to admit that the blogs and photos of the SP community have played a big part in my journey as they been funny, candid, open and easy to identify with. I can only be thankful for the day I registered with SP and decided to make the changes.

  


New lease

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I feel on top of the world! I weighed myself to discover that I have achieved my milestone of losing 20lbs! Just what the doctor ordered. I used to read articles and blogs where people had lost 100's of lbs and I wondered why I could not lose 20. Well I did not think I could do it but I persevered and now I am over the moon. Since losing I have much more energy, a more positive outlook, feel better about myself and best of all I accomplished a great all round goal! I am looking forward now to setting some new goals so that I do not revel in my celebrations for too long and fall off the wagon. Without SP, my motivation may have waned but I have logged in every day and responded to and on the forums which I has kept me in check. Oh how I am loving SP and this new lease of life!

  
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INDIANA_SWEETIE 7/28/2010 10:55AM

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Congrats on your loss! That Awesome! Keep up the good work!
Marlena

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GAININGMYLIFE 7/28/2010 10:26AM

    Great Job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGELAWILLIAMS3 7/28/2010 10:24AM

    Wahoo! You did it! emoticon

Sounds to me like this might not just be about losing weight, but a new and more healthy lifestyle ...keep thinking up new goals and new challenges. Have fun with it ...why stop now?

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