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Back to sparkin it up tomorrow!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

emoticonThis weekend my exercise and tracking have been non exsistant, so I will be back to tracking tomorrow, and the gym for a boxing glass. I have guessed my calories and should be in my ranges, but it is nice to know for sure.

emoticonNow I know that weekends are tough, tracking wise, and I will know to plan ahead for next time. Maybe organise and track my snacks for the day a few days ahead, and plan a couple of healthy lunches. We'll see.

emoticonThe weight I lost has stayed off, so that was no fluctuation! It was only 1.7kg (3.5lb) but it was a sign that what I am doing is working and it gave me the boost I needed! I don't set weight goals because I seem to set myself up for failure that way. I will keep randomly weighing to see my results but I am still going by how my pants feel.

emoticon I got a pair of pants a few months ago because they were only $5 (I love Kmart). They were too small and tight and I couldn't sit in them. Now they fit well and are actually comfy. $5 very well spent!

emoticon I am trying to be a better sparkfriend! I am trying to make time to read more blogs and answer message board posts, as well as posting on sparkpages. Even if all I post is a emoticon I have read the blog and I do mean the woohoo!!!!

  
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CATLADY52 4/17/2011 3:41PM

    emoticonyou are doing it right.

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CARLA-216 4/17/2011 9:35AM

    Great progress in being able to wear those pants! And 1.7kg/3.5 lb is not shabby at all!

You're doing great and I'm so proud of you, Jess!

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Early to bed, early to rise

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So I went to bed at 8.15 last night. Watched TV in bed for a while, but rested. Slept hard and woke up at 5.30 and couldn't get back to sleep! I should have gone for a run or to the gym, but I didn't. I'm just not a morning exerciser, even though I was up.

I have work today but its just a short shift, 9.30-4.30. I'm taking last nights dinner leftovers for my lunch and I will stop at the local fruit and veggie shop to stock up on some snacks. I can't leave the building today (nope, not even on my lunch break!) so I gotta pack what I need. Hopefully dinner tonight will be nice and healthy. No exercise means I like to eat at the lower end of my calories!

This week I don't have uni classes so I have a bit more flexibility in terms of when I can work out. This is the plan

M- Boxing
T- Pilates
W- Muscle sculpt
T- Water jogging (alone, because my friend can't come on a Thursday)
F- Rest (Good Friday, gym closed)
S- Rest (Working all day!)
S- Walk with Russell (he doesn't know yet...hehehe, and gym closed due to Easter Sunday)

I am being accused of getting "too obsessed with the gym" by a friend who is also trying to loose weight. I don't think 2-3 times a week is obsessive, especially since I enjoy it, I'm paying for it and it is working! Argh why do people have to be so negative about this healthy living thing. How dare I want to be a normal weight and live a long life without heart disease and other weight related health problems?

I also have 5 assignments to complete in 3 weeks. Joy. I have a strict study scheduale in place, so if I stick to it I will be fine!

And that was long, sorry!


  
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KWRIGHT26 4/17/2011 8:55AM

    Your time to exercise is your time to exercise, and its not obsessive until its a detriment to other important parts of your life.

Thanks for mentioning your strict study schedule. I have a hard time sticking to one and I know I need to try harder!

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CARLA-216 4/16/2011 6:57PM

    I think it's okay that you didn't exercise when you got up. I am not an evening runner (but I don't mind other activities after work, just not running), and I get how you feel about it.

I don't think 2-3 days per week at the gym is obsessive. Heck, I don't think 6 days per week is obsessive either. I think this friend is just jealous of your progress, and possibly afraid you'll "out do" her with your commitment to exercise. I am glad the gym is working for you and that you enjoy it!

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Dinner smells good!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ok, thats a bad blog title. But dinner does smell good. Bless my mother and her use of bacon.

I have a confession....I had a coffee today. And it was probably a million calories. It was free though! I had an awesome day at work yesterday and I've worked double the shifts I'm supposed to so my boss shouted me a coffee. Soy mocha made with real chocolate with chocolate flakes on top. Oh my. It was awesome. One every now and then won't kill me, and it filled me up so much that I didn't want my morning snack.

So eating (and drinking) was average today, and no working out because I was at work the hours that the gym was open, and its raining and I'm really, really tired!

I'm off to have dinner. Night y'all

  
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BUTEAFULL 4/16/2011 12:10PM

    I'll echo what the rest said
an occasional treat feeds the soul and helps keep us on track


Comment edited on: 4/16/2011 12:10:41 PM

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DARACOX 4/16/2011 10:48AM

    I love soy mochas! And it was free! As long as these things are just occasional we really enjoy them when we do get them and that is what makes them treats!

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CARLA-216 4/16/2011 7:42AM

    Ah well, so long as you balance out the coffee in some other way (like not having your snack), it's all good!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/16/2011 7:03AM

    A treat every now and then is great! Thanks for the really great description of your yummy coffee, feels like I shared a treat too! Have a great weekend!

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LADYRH 4/16/2011 4:22AM

    A Treat now and then is what keeps us on track.
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Surviving the finger food

Friday, April 15, 2011

Last night my parents attended a cocktail party at my dads work and I offered to be their sober driver. Cheaper than a taxi and I was closeby; it was about 15 minutes from my work. I got there early and just joined in the fun. There were crayfish canapes involved, how could I not?

I was mindful of what I was eating and ate a few of the crayfish canapes which were severed on a very thin cracker, as well as a couple of the cheeseless pizza bites. It was my dinner so I didn't abstaine but I was aware that party food is high in calories and low in nutrition.

I think I did well considering the options. I also had 1 glass of orange juice to be social and then quit the liquids until I got home.

So surviving a cocktail party can be added to my list. Next up, Thai dinner with my workmates!

  
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CARLA-216 4/16/2011 7:41AM

    You did great! I think the nervousness I experience at parties and such makes me want to eat and eat.

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SLIMMERKIWI 4/15/2011 11:11PM

    I was just reading the Herald and the title of your blog caught my mind. There was an article about a young guy in NZ who cut off his finger, cooked it in a pan with veges and ate it. Now THAT is what I call "finger food" - not the sort I would like!! Evidently that is the only know case in NZ and one of 8 known to have happened in the world where the person has done that to themselves:-(

Kris

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/15/2011 3:59PM

    Great job!

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RUN_BLONDIE_RUN 4/15/2011 3:56PM

    Wow! That is sooo impressive. I need some of your willpower lol!

Keep it up!

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4 assignments bite the dust

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wheew. 4 assignments down, a million more to go!

Eating has been worse the past 2 days, but not horrible. A bit of snacking here and there, but I have been mindful and should be within my calories. I didn't track because I have been so busy with assignments I have barely been on the computer.

My mind is mush right now, so I'll write something interesting later.

  
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CARLA-216 4/14/2011 3:43PM

    Hang in there, girl, you're doing just fine!



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BEANPOD77 4/14/2011 7:14AM

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You are doing great! Wanted to let you know I am still alive..Not on much , with work, gym, therapy..not sure where the days go..
Still think about ya lots and sending good luck wishes your way!

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