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at-Til-Easter day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

No, no I will not be doing anything with the bf for Valentine's day. Not now, not ever.
But let's move on before all my snark comes out and nobody ever reads my blog again.

Tonight I tried a new broccoli and rice bake recipe. It was a wee bit bland but I suspect that's because I didn't use enough cheese. It's hard to convert cups to grams. The cheesy bits were really tasty though, so I'm definitely going to make it again with some more cheese.

SO. Summing up my Falling For Fitness journey.
To be honest I can't really remember way back to the start of it in October. According to my stats I weighed 162 lbs back then.
That's quite impressive actually! 9 lbs may not sound like much to some people, but if you'd asked me back then whether I thought I would EVER see 153 lbs I would have said 'no way'. It would be nice to get to 152 and make it a round 10 but, thanks to TOM, that's unlikely.

I've done quite well with the challenges this time round. Aside from the first week when we didn't have internet in the flat, and the week my Grandma passed away, I've done all of the challenges. Even the ones I didn't really agree with like the detox one. Although I have to say that detox really kicked my water intake up. Now I have 10-11 glasses per day instead of getting to 8 and just stopping.

I've also improved my overall eating. I used to have the mindset that if it fit into my calorie/carb/protein/fat ranges then I could eat it. So I merrily chomped away at banana bread, cake, biscuits, scones and things, wondering why my weight loss was so slow, why I was always SO hungry, and why I struggled to get my 5 freggies per day.
Now I take grapes, snap peas, apples, pears, kiwis, carrot sticks and oranges into work as snacks. I only eat cakes etc on special occasions or when I really need a treat. I still eat within all my ranges but now my plate is piled high with healthy food rather than only being able to eat a small portion because it's so high in calories.

I have not done so well with the interaction part of this round. It started off quite well, we had some good chat in our wee Sunny Gal group. But then I posted a bit less and a bit less, then hardly ever, then not at all. I don't know what happened. I just kind of lost the spark for it. I'm an anti-social being anyway so this is something I've always needed to work on. I will do my best to get more involved with Spark again. Right now I'm thinking of finding a challenge that's not so focussed on weight. Any suggestions?
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MERRY_XMAS 2/14/2013 5:13PM

    I love Sparkpeople's community but I don't like groups. I prefer interaction with one person; I always wanted to belong but I have many groups in my life (school-friends, university-friends etc). Sometimes interaction isn't good for everybody. Do whatever feels right and don't push yourself. Your way of interacting can be this blog.

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KA_JUN 2/14/2013 3:56PM

    Do you have a sport/fitness area that you favor? I participate in the cycling forum and interacting with other team members who "get the cycling thing" is motivating for me.

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