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Shocked

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I bought a new pair of jeans shorts yesterday. They didn't have my size at the moment, size 16, so i bought the 14, thinking they might come close but they can be something to motivate me.

On the way home i started feeling stupid. Why have i bothered buying them in a 14, when i know they won't fit? Grrrr.

So i got home and decided to try them on. I was SHOCKED. And still am! They fit me... wonderfully!! Oh. My. God? Me, in a size 14, fancy that!!!

Sooo i feel fantastic. I still haven't worked out as often as i want but i've got 3 in this week. T'was a toughie today as well. Even better ;)

Hopefully i can keep going and losing the pounds. =D

  
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NICA_LOSN_IT 6/27/2010 11:22AM

    Whoo Hoo!!! You are amazing!!! A size 14!!! See, all of your hard work is paying off...Congrats and keep it up!!!

Sincerely,
Nica emoticon

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AAKROYD 6/27/2010 5:52AM

    Congratulations! Such a great feeling, isn't it?

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B-LYNN1ST 6/27/2010 2:31AM

    Congrats on the size 14 short jeans girl.. I am so happy for you... U have more to go, and I know you can keep on losing that weight.. Keep working it out.. 3xs a week isn't that bad either.. U are on a roll. Just keep on doing you.. U are on your way to rocking some stiletto's girl. ROCK IT OUT!

Lynn

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JULIE-4-LEO 6/26/2010 3:27PM

    wow well done
u can still lose weight without even knowing keep up the good work
love julie x

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An 'Off' Week & Self Motivation

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Not off as in 'bad' but off as in 'break'. I think.

I just had the week off. Not intentionally. I think i needed to. To let myself have some way... some slacking. I ate well last week, but hardly any exercise. I weighed on Thursday to see how i was doing and it did boost me a little... i am on for losing a few pounds this week. Although we don't know if that will change when i do my official weigh in later today. It would be nice to have lost without the effort of the exercise, but i know that doesn't mean i can keep slacking like this.

I am ready for next week.

I was just looking through some old photo's i had on disc. They are from when i was 18/19. Some are from a trip to London with my friend. When i think about my weight now, i think, "yeah i was hot when i was 18"..... pffft.... ohhhh no. How come when you pile the weight on, you don't even realise it? You still think you look hot, but the photo's show a different story. I had started putting weight on when i was 17 i would say. I always think it was later than this though, like when i was 20, but it wasn't. I'm kinda big on these pictures. There are some pics from when i went to Italy with my rugby team... on tour! I knew i was unfit then and not at my best... but man, i didn't realise i was quite the fatty then too!

So this has been an eye opener. I just realised, the condition i am in now, is the same as when i was at my peak, when i was superfit, i do think i have got myself back into that condition. Ok i'm not superfit, but i'm pretty damn fit these days. This is my motivation to keep going. I am still in the top part of the BMI "overweight" section and i'm determined to get out of it. I look more like me again, like when i did when i was 15. I can see my face again, i can see my jaw, instead of a stupid roll of a double chin. DAMN I never wanna see those chins again!!!

I know one thing for sure... i am never going back to the way i was. I am never letting go of myself so much that the weight piles on and gets out of control... affecting me and my health... no way, never ever again.

  
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CAZGOODY 6/21/2010 5:56AM

    It's only when you look back at photos your realise just how much weigh you've put on.........and it's a shock..lol

Keep up the good work, I've had a break, but it's not been intentionally........just couldn't get myself motivated for some reason, so getting back to it now.

I am even at the point in investing is a running machine, so then I have no excuse and can do the exercise at my leisure

Keep up the good work, you look great

Caz xx emoticon

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B-LYNN1ST 6/20/2010 6:33PM

    Oh, I can relate to this in so many ways. Looking back on a few thin pics of me and the only 3 day pics of myself. Oh boy, you think about how in the world did this happen.

I was the one covering up the damage I've done to my body with the newest fashion on the market, and trying to keep the eyes off my weight with the hand bags or the hottest pair of shoes.

Sometime, it's good to reflect and look at the person you are now. I do it a lot, and it helps me get over those little humps in the road to my very own success. We march forward, and we keep our eye on the prize, and that prize is a healthy & better you. Love this blog.. Keep up the good work.

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AAKROYD 6/20/2010 4:37PM

    great job and insight!

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KAYWEB555 6/20/2010 10:57AM

    What a wonderful blog of honesty and hard analizling of yourself! Good Work. Hope that when you weighted in you remained the same or lost a little ! I have heard that if you know that you are not going to exercise and it is a day that you normally would, drop 500 calories from your food plan for the day !

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 6/20/2010 9:53AM

    It's good to realize where we REALLY were, where we are now, and where we want to be! Taking time to relax is important and the scale does cooperate. But you're right-- it only cooperates for awhile. Have a great week and keep up your fantastic progress:)

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LOVE_KRISTIN 6/20/2010 9:34AM

  I loved your blog today!! It sounds just like me! I have pictures from after highschool when i was at my best weight ever (i hope to get back there one day.) You look great now though, that's all that matters! You're doing such a fantastic job and are such an inspiration!

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No Slacking Yet!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heyyyy

I'm doing ok. Not bad. Not great. But ok. Just 'ok'.

I feel like i'm slacking... i'm not totally slacking... i'm just slowing down a bit. In more than one way. I am slowing down with the weightloss, which is understandable... but i'm slowing down with myself too. I've become a little... "willy nilly" about this. I am making the effort with my eating and exercise - BUT - I am not making as much effort as i KNOW i can. I'm not working as hard as i could be. As i should be.

Now is not the time to slack. Where i would workout on a Monday, i would then carry on and do Tues & Wed without fail, so i had a good start to the week. 2 weeks on the run i have skipped Tuesdays workout... and ya know, i think that's what's hurting my weightloss all of a sudden?

So i'm carrying on my week... workout tonight and then maybe Thurs, Sat, Sun. I'll see how it goes... but next weeks workouts are not being slacked. I'm not skipping Tuesday again and let's see what my result is.

I know what i need to do, i just need to get my arse into gear. =P

  
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B-LYNN1ST 6/17/2010 11:09AM

    It's hard keeping that drive in action you know. It's summer, and when summer come.. We tend to slack, because of the heat. Getting out with friends, and we get careless. You are not careless. U just missed one day. I won't call that slacking at all. I call that relaxing, and getting back on your NO BS program. Just don't burn yourself out. I am the QUEEN of burn outs, and it takes a while for my body to adjust to the burn out shut down. But, we get up and we keep on moving.. Not messing a beat. To keep myself from getting bored with my workouts. I change them up.. Or go online and find something new and fun to do for the whole week. Then I judge how it felt to by body on a scale to 1-10
1-3 Meaning it wasn't challenging enough for me.
3-6 Meaning this is something I can do twice a week.
6-10 Meaning.. I felt it in my body, and it's more than a challenge and promising to my over all body image look and out come..

U got this in the bag.. I know, u can do this.. Just keep on pushing, but I don't think you are a slacker at all. I don't even think you are lacking.. Sometimes, we need to change a program out or add a little more resistance. Even fall into something new azz backwards.. U know what I mean.

I think you are doing wonderful...
Keep it up!


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4EVERBEUTIFUL 6/16/2010 10:05AM

    It's so hard keeping yourself motivated sometimes isn't it? I need a huge kick in the ars sometimes lol. You will conquer this hurtle!!!

Luv ya emoticon

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Finally, A Reward

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I finally rewarded my hard work for my weightloss efforts. IT'S ABOUT TIME?!

Today, i brought a real nice funky leather jacket. I'm inlove with it, it's just 'me' - really. Ahhh so pleased with it. I wanted one for a while and i tried one on today... thought about it for a while and went back for it a few hours later, lol.

I'm doing good too, no falling off the wagon for now. I've had some naughty foods but they're staying in my calorie range and i'm controlling the portion size. I think i may have finally got this Spark thing under control ;)

  
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4EVERBEUTIFUL 6/16/2010 10:07AM

    I little bit of naughtiness never hurt anyone lol.... You are still on track and looking great!

Yay for treating yourself!!!!

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ECHRAIDE 6/14/2010 1:01PM

    Great job! Doesn't it feel amazing? You totally deserve it

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LITTLEWIND53 6/13/2010 10:42PM

    Non food rewards are the best!

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-POOKIE- 6/13/2010 3:06PM

    emoticon

And yups, picture is required!

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/13/2010 2:17PM

    emoticon are you going to put up a picture of the jacket? have a great week, you know you can do it. Congrats on eating what you want but staying in your cal range


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WEEPINGCHERRY 6/13/2010 2:00PM

    Congrats! I think it's very important that we reward ourselves :-)

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Should Have Had The Crisps!

Friday, June 11, 2010

lol....

I was under on all of my nurtitional goals yesterday, not purposely or anything it just happened. I had my combat cardio workout (wow, loving it!) and had tea. We had salt and pepper king prawns with oriental veg - homemade of course.

Just before bed, when Stephen was making his icecream (lol - it's his ritual) i'd checked up on my tea and i didn't have a lot of carbs, which i know i needed after my workout. So i was looking for a small snack with some carbs to just up my daily goals a little bit. I had peanuts there but i didn't fancy eating nuts.... i took out a packet of (Stephen's) pickled onion Monster Munch... and thought i'll have some crisps? Then i spotted my fruit flakes, and thought nooo, i'd be much better having my fruit. Even after buying them and checking out the ingredients properly - they're not just fruit pieces, they are "concentrated and formed" fruit pieces coated in yogurt. This annoyed me muchly, i wanted something pure. Just fruit and yogurt. Grrrr.

ANYWAY. I reminded myself how good a workout i had, i'd be silly to have crisps, so i put the crisps back and picked up my packet of fruit.

I read my ingredients and nutritional info and this little packet of fruit had more calories, more carbs, and more fat than the packet of crisps i was going to eat.

I know i was probably better off because the type of nutrients i was getting would be a bit better but it kinda made me thought ........... I should have just eaten the crisps?

  
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4EVERBEUTIFUL 6/16/2010 10:10AM

    Ugh packaged foods can be SO SNEEKY!!! I know the feeling... when your all happy with yourself eating what you think is better for you only to realize it's not pfffft so annoying lol.

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LIMAFOXTROT0 6/13/2010 3:21PM

    You actually need protein after a workout, and the optimal time is up to 30 minutes after. Carbs are good pre-workout though!

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DC_LOVE0912 6/12/2010 12:33AM

    No way! Empty calories. Better to have had the fruit and yogurt, which was full of vitamins :)

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-POOKIE- 6/11/2010 9:01AM

    I love this kind of stuff, honestly I do!!

I work with kids and we have these stupid goverment guidelines about what I can and can't give them.

I can give them nutritionally void white 'bread'
But NOT allowed oatcakes as they are apprently biscuits.

Allowed to give jam... fruit, sugar and sugar... no nutrional value
Not allowed Nutella as its chocolate, so the teeny bit of protein/calcium they could get which is still better than jam, isnt allowed.

Sometimes it really pays to read labels because as you see, the "healthy" looking choice isn't always actually the best.

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/11/2010 7:32AM

    emoticon Know what you mean sometimes the calorie content of things is not what you expect. Well done on the day though, sounds like you had a good one! Have a great weekend and keep reading those nutrition labels!

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