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A successful weigh-in that I'm particularly proud of

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well after being quite unwell & still recovering I have weighed in at 80.0kg - a loss of .9kg (around 2 lbs). Now let me explain why this is such a big deal. Usually if I'm not well or stressed I am an emotional, comfort eater. So I would eat my way through nuts, biscuits, cheese, chocolate; make grilled cheese or macaroni cheese or anything fattening and comforting - whatever is available. And of course....agree with myself that I should spoil or treat myself until I feel better! Dumb thinking but I've done it for years.
However this time, although I wasn't able to exercise, I DID stick with my calorie goal of between 1200-1500 - mostly around 1250. And though I stalled for a while with my weight loss I did NOT gain any weight, & now I'm losing again. Darn nice emoticon
This is an incredible improvement. So......my habits are changing and that will help the process greatly. I know I still have a long way to go but it's simply one kilo at a time. That's as far ahead as I want to look, and that's absolutely all I NEED to do. Just organise today's eating, stick to it, and add in some exercise, and we're doing the best we possibly can. If I lose again......GREAT! emoticon If I don't....well......it will be the next time. I refuse to let the scales "tell me" that I haven't had a healthy week, when I have tracked everything to the best of my ability and know that that's just not true. So......be like a rock in a river, just let it wash over you and stay true to your plan. emoticon

  


Been sick! But on the mend. +

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Well it's quite a while since I posted OR weighed in for that matter. I have been quite unwell and miserable. Dr's not sure what's going on. But I'm happy to say that although I haven't had any energy to exercise, I have stuck to my eating plan - around 1200-1300 cal's each day. this is a HUGE improvement for me!! Usually if I'm sick I eat all the comfort food around, & treat myself etc etc.
So although I know I didn't lose I haven't gained either. emoticon I'm gradually getting better & getting some energy back & exercising again now. Looking forward to perhaps a small loss this coming weigh-in. And will be happy to get it too emoticon
That's it for today, though would have to say that I'm finding the journey much easier this time around which is great. emoticon

  


First weigh-in.......woohoo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Well today was my first weigh-in with SP and I'm so pleased that I have lost 1.5 kilos or 3.3 lbs. that's an immense effort for me. That brings me very close to hitting the 70's next week and that would be FANTASTIC. I'm so looking forward to seeing that number on the scales - you have no idea. I'm a happy camper.
I'm finding that this time around SP I'm not being so dogmatic about things. I don't aim for a number but a range, between 1200 and 1500 calories. I aim for 1200 but I don't stress if I'm over at all, an occasional 1300 or 1400 is good for the system I think. It depends how the day works out.
I'm not looking for food at all, or having breakout moments or binges. If I want food I eat - but I make a planned choice about what it will be, within the confines of what calories I have left.
And another change that I've made is that I enter ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING - without stretching the truth, or saying Oh my diary's finished for the day I won't bother adding that..and a million other little reasons that would pop into my mind for not adding foods in eg I'm already up to may calorie limit so won't add that in, I'd like a dessert after dinner so if I don't add that little XX in it'll be fine, Oh surely those calories can't be right....I'll just halve that amount! Have YOU ever done stupid stuff like that too?
It's just straight lying to yourself & cheating yourself of a good week. So now whatever passes my lips goes onto my Nutrition Tracker faithfully. emoticon
So I'm looking forward to my week and my next weigh-in.
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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/12/2012 8:28AM

    Good for you!

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First serious day of success

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Today was a great day. I hit 1222 calories - close to my low goal of 1200 (1200 - 1500 is my goal each day). this is the best I've done & I feel quite satisfied - even managed a square of Lindt dark chocy to finish off the day.
I also walked for 70 mins on quite a hot day, and lots of nasty hills to boot - not fun, but good for my weightloss.
I really like having a range for eating that I can go between - takes away the angst when you go over your limit, & stops you beating yourself up. And this time I'm eating simply and entering my own food, much simpler that way - rather than trying to follow someone else's suggestions. It's just too hard & involves a lot of purchasing of special ingredients, plus I find it MUCH harder to stick to. This way I go with the flow, but track it as I go, and try to eat as healthily every step of the way as I can. emoticon

  
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LEABRISTOW 1/9/2012 7:47PM

    Well done Sue.
Unfortunately I don't have the hills near me so I try to walk quicker or interval it between walking and jogging.

You're doing great.

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EM1388 1/8/2012 2:21PM

    Great job staying in your range! That's a good idea, never would have thought of that, I'll have to keep that in mind. Awesome job on the walk, especially with it being hot and hilly! Way to go and keep up the great work!

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SPIFFDEB 1/8/2012 8:18AM

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SAFARIBABE 1/8/2012 8:16AM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats on your tracking AND sneaking in a bit of chocolate! During the work week, I try to budget 1 mini peppermint patty -- those are my weakness! Keep up the great energy!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 1/8/2012 8:13AM

    WELCOME AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY. WHAT EVER WORKS FOR YOU GO FOR IT. YES TRACK DAILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. TAKE CARE AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL WE CAN DO JUST ASK. ONE DAY ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO IT. CHAR

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