AEGISHOT's SparkPeople Blog AEGISHOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BLC (BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE) IS REGISTERING NOW! The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. During the busy summer months, we have a Summer Camp round which runs for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some c... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:58:35 EST Weeklies I am tweaking my plans this week to a weekly and not monthly plans. I think the monthly challenges bore me out so easily. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:34:09 EST Infused Water I posted a blog about infused water and I am reaping so much benefits from this. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>used-water.html </link> <BR> <BR> I now take my water with fruits in it. It is a more refreshing way to drink your water and to stylishly avoid soda and other unhealthy drinks. It is highly dehydrating and filling too. I think you will love to do this. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you have tried this before or you will try it. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 04:42:30 EST Fitness Intentions 2016 I refused to call it New Year's Resolution. <BR> <BR> The below are what I intended doing before 2016 runs out. <BR> <BR> - Get to my goal weight and maybe more before 12/25/2016 <BR> -Wake up by 5am every morning to workout <BR> - Do a monthly fitness challenge <BR> - Write in my fitness journal everyday <BR> - Do at least 10 minutes of exercise 6 days of the week <BR> - 5:2 Diet Fast till maintenance <BR> - Read the book "the Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to think like a thin perso... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:15:22 EST BLC is here again Hurry and register for this 15 weeks challenge program. It will keep you on your toes and help you achieve your weight loss goals this year. <BR> <BR> Find the link below: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lc </link> <BR> <BR> Do you need some hugs, some push and better tracking and challenges. <BR> <BR> Join any team of choice and receive maximum support Thu, 7 Jan 2016 02:32:07 EST Week Twenty-Six (Light Bulb Moment) Today is week 26 of my streak. What makes the streak is at least 3 days workout within a week, I am not increasing it yet but I had been struggling for more than 6 weeks now and I keep blogging about my struggles. I am doing this because I don't want to give up on myself and I won't. <BR> <BR> Wednesday weigh in was 171.3lbs <em>24</em> that was a number I did not imagine ever seeing again, I actually promised myself I will never come to that again but I was disappointed after all. Howev... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:46:30 EST Week Twenty-Four Week 24: 10/9 to 10/15, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 168.3lbs (I made a mistake with the past week weight, it was 168.8lbs) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Still tracking and there is clear evidence that I am overeating. I was able to write a personal blog on my struggles. <BR> <BR> Fitness: FM = 223 minutes <BR> <BR> Calories burned through workouts: 1213 cals <BR> <BR> NSV: The scale is not acting nicely but my clothes are loose. <BR> <BR> Challenges: Still Overeating <BR> <BR> Close t... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:43:12 EST Week Twenty-Three (Motivating Goals That Result in Weight Loss) Week 23: 10/2 to 10/8, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 166.8lbs <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I am proud to say that I tracked every meal/anything that goes into my mouth for 2 weeks and 5 days today. <em>224</em> . I have been overeating though, considering my journal and I hope to either work on getting a deficit this week or upping my exercise. I am trying my best <BR> <BR> Fitness: FM = 111minutes. <BR> <BR> Calories burned through workouts: I could not calculate the calories because i... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 08:38:22 EST Week Twenty-Two (Food Tracker) Week 22: 9/25 to 10/1, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 166.8lbs <BR> <BR> Challenges: I still had some challenges to overcome during this week but I think I am having some breathing spaces right now and the week 23 starting today will be a full and filled week for me. I did some batch cooking yesterday which should take care of my meals for the week and I will be clearing the exercising room tonight to create space for a sweat-dripping week. <em>198</em> . <BR> My tracking has been... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:35:30 EST Week Twenty (Stressed) Week 20: 9/11 to 9/17, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 167.5lbs <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Challenges: I am quite stressed right now and I think it is getting me really discouraged about the weight loss journey and other issues too. <BR> <BR> I know this is what I want (become healthier and lose weight), no doubt about that, but how do I get it done right and well. So many things happening in my life right now, that keeps getting in my way. <BR> <BR> After the day's work, all I feel ... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:06:28 EST Week Eighteen Week 18: 8/28 to 9/4, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 165.5lbs (+3.1lbs from the last lowest <em>334</em> ) <BR> <BR> Nutrition:I have not been faithful to tracking my meals in the past few weeks but because workout has taken a new shape now, I am starting tracking in my journal and in preparation for Round 29 of the BLC. <BR> <BR> Fitness: Workout has taken a new shape now with Insanity Max 30. Hard and sweaty workout and I believe it will work. (124 fitness minutes) <BR> <BR> <i... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 03:30:32 EST Week Sixteen I am starting something new tomorrow and I need a good mind/bodily rest. The week had been without any intentional fitness minutes except cleaning and walking to keep active and sane. I will take my statistics tomorrow and probably a starting photo just to keep records. I am not weighing till the start of BLC 29, all things being equal. I will continue with my NSVs though. <BR> <BR> Read the rest of the story here... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-friday.html </l... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:50:29 EST BLC 29 is herrrreeeeeeeeee <link> </link> <BR> <BR> With just one click and you are there to meeting your goals this season. It's all about chatting, accountability about your fitness/diet and getting to meet your weight loss goals while making friends along the way. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:38:38 EST Week Fifteen Week 15: 8/7 to 8/13, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 164.2lbs (+0.4lbs) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry that I am not writing out the remaining updates this week. I want to start a fresh workout regimen/routine and I don't want it to be more than 4 weeks at a time. I need suggestions from sparkfriends on what to do now. <BR> <BR> Please let me have your suggestions on what is working for you and with that I should be able to draw a conclusion on what to do. <BR> <BR> Tools at hand <BR> 1. Du... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:08:22 EST Week Fourteen Week 14: 7/31 to 8/6, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 163.8lbs (-1bs) <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Food was good in the week <BR> <BR> Fitness: I got my groove back this week. First time in weeks when I am working out because I wanted to, because I missed the soreness, because I felt my body is not as firm as I desired, because I missed the gratification that comes after each workout session. <em>355</em> <em>224</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NSV: My old friends at the gy... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 14:48:05 EST Week Thirteen Week 13: 7/24 to 7/30, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 164.8lbs (+0.2 from last week and +2 from last blog) <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Eating had not been bad at all. I keep tracking my meals and make weekly plans of food and snacks. (just did a fresh one) <BR> <BR> Fitness: I had been exercising under obligations for the past 1 month now <em>39</em> <em>24</em> and I am not happy about it. The obligatory part is what is still keeping my streak on (at least 3 times a week). <BR... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:25:30 EST Week Eleven Sorry for the late in transmission, network had been wacky. <BR> <BR> Week 11: 7/10 to 7/16, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 162.4lbs (-2) I would rather say - 0.4 since 162.8 was my last lowest. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Eating was not bad, I did try zigzag diet i.e. when you eat at the highest range of the calorie one day and the lowest the next day. I actually went much much lower on t... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 02:23:19 EST Week Ten (10 weeks of Consistency) Week 10: 7/3 to 7/9, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 164.4lbs (+1.6) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I am still in the game of doing well with my Nutrition, although I think I am letting my guards down with bread. I ate lots of bread in this past week. It is more of emotional eating for me. Then popcorns, it was sugar coated and myself and DH seemed addicted to it. I told him on Tuesday that I a... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:52:41 EST Week Nine Week 9: 6/26 to 7/2, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 162.8lbs (-1) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I was tracking as much as possible and trying to create the -500cals differential through nutrition this week more than through exercise. It should be other way round this week, God's grace. <BR> <BR> Fitness: Fitness Minutes (I am truly sorry I have not logged my minutes in on SP but I did on BLC, internet troubles both at home and at work, I will get this fixed as soon as all is well) <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:47:48 EST Week Eight Week 8: 6/19 to 6/25, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 163.8lbs (+0.8) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I did not track my meals well this week, neither did I follow the meal plan correctly. I had programs in church and so my routine was seriously affected. <BR> <BR> Fitness: 296 Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> Calories burned through workouts: 1346 cals <BR> <BR> NSV: My only NSV this week is the fact that despite TOM, I added just 0.8lbs - 1lbs. I am getting there <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:01:57 EST Week Seven Week 7: 6/12 to 6/18, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 163lbs (-2) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I took note of the evening snacking and I was able to curb it a bit, though there are two days where I did it mindlessly, realized later and promised myself to be more conscious. I surely will <BR> <BR> Fitness: 466 Fitness Minutes ( <em>40</em> ) Mostly low impact <BR> <BR> Calories burned through workouts: 2209 cals (Looking forward to when I will burn 3500cals in a week) <BR> <BR> NSV: My wed... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:10:33 EST Week Six Week 6: 6/5 to 6/11, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 165lbs (-2.4) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I just noticed this past week that I snack aimlessly daily before dinner. It is something that happens so often that it took so much observance to track that down. I want to minimize it even if I cannot stop now. Now I think it had helped me all these while not to overeat dinner. I may also need to work on making the snacking healthier if I will still allow it at all. <BR> <BR> Fitness: 259 Fitness ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:44:08 EST Week Five Week 5: 5/29 to 6/4, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 167.4lbs (+0.6) <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I am still finding my foot. Trying my best to effect a -500 differential on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Fitness: 370 Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> Calories burned: 2965 <BR> <BR> NSV: So many NSVs this week, I noticed my rings now sound on my fingers clicking against each other with every movement of my hand. <BR> Also I had this (below) measurement from a last time and this past weekend <BR> <BR> O... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:34:41 EST Week Four Week 4: 5/22 to 5/28, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 166.8lbs <BR> <BR> Nutrition: I am still finding my foot. Trying my best to effect a -500 differential on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Fitness: 349 Fitness Minutes (Still surprised why the scale did not bulge) <BR> <BR> Calories burned: 2236 <BR> <BR> NSV: All in the clothes. A blouse that used to be tight in the upper arms were lose so much I thought the blouse was not a fit on me anymore. <BR> <BR> Challenges: Looks like TOM is on... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:29:14 EST Week Three Week 3: 5/15 to 5/21, 2015 (sorry for the late report, internet had been eplileptic) <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 166lbs <BR> Nutrition: Focused (practiced Portion Control) <BR> Fitness: 164 Fitness Minutes <BR> NSV: Loose Skirts, slimmer face in pictures <BR> Challenges:Carbs cravings <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:32:33 EST Week Two Week 1: 5/8 to 5/14, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 167.5lbs <BR> Nutrition: Haphazard <BR> Fitness: 156 fitness minutes (I have a constant weekly goal of 250 fitness minutes) <BR> Calories burned: 1441 <BR> NSV: Someone who had not seen me in a while asked yesterday if I had been working on my weight. Loose clothes too. <BR> Challenges: Emotional eating (It happened twice this week, I was bothered about a matter at the two instances) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Fri, 15 May 2015 05:25:01 EST Week One New Streak Report: <BR> <BR> Week 1: 5/1 to 5/7, 2015 <BR> <BR> Weigh In Wednesday: 165lbs <BR> Nutrition: Carbs Cravings <BR> Fitness: 159 fitness minutes <BR> NSV: Loose Clothes <BR> Challenges: TOM <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For Details: <BR> <link><BR>ne.html </link> Fri, 8 May 2015 08:04:43 EST May Goalz Since I have decided to go weekly with streaks this month and forward, I love to share this as a weekly guide. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do you find this useful? Fri, 1 May 2015 17:28:33 EST This is not easy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-not-easy.html </link> <BR> <BR> but... <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>521</em... Fri, 1 May 2015 16:36:19 EST All Over Again It's been a long time since I blogged here, I will love to do this again. <BR> <BR> Another activity I will love to do again is the 10 minutes streak. Somehow I terminated the last one at Day 142, I just was not keeping up again and life keeps getting in the way of getting just 10 minutes of exercise daily. This time around (starting tomorrow) I really hope with lots of support from Spark friends, <em>521</em> . <BR> <BR> I was reading through the mini book by Sparkguy this evening and I... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:26:21 EST Happy Days are Here - 2 I was re-reading the mini-book by Sparkguy today and I reiterated that all I needed in a day is just 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I had kept a streak that reads Day 142 today, that is 142 days of 10+ minutes out of 173 days total [since September 15, 2014] <BR> <BR> Missing 31 days without exercising at all. <BR> <BR> That is 82% of working out for more than 10 minutes daily for the last 5 months. <BR> <BR> What else can I say? <BR> <BR> But the most important factor to note is that nothin... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:45:19 EST Day 134 Update: Happy Days Are Here <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The above was my feeling this morning. It was weigh in Wednesday and this is the best in 6 years at 164.6lbs <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>521</em> <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> Check my blog for more... <link> </li... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:30:17 EST Day 116 Update: Week 3 Week 2 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes Goals = 250 <BR> <BR> Actual Fitness Minutes = 267 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I should do better this coming week. <BR> <BR> The plan for this week is lesser minutes <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes Goals = 200 <BR> <BR> Sunday = Active Rest/Core (15 minutes walking) <BR> <BR> Monday = HIIT (30) <BR> <BR> Tuesday = Moderate Cardio/ST (Cardio 30/ST 45) <BR> <BR> Wednesday = Rest <BR> <BR> Thursday = Lower Body ST (30)/Stretch (15) <BR> <... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:34:01 EST Day 109 Update: Change The beginning of week 2 of my challenge and it is coming with a slight change. Today is supposed to be my Rest Day meaning "no workout" but I just remembered I am in BLC Round 27 and I am supposed to log in fitness minutes today too. So, the swap goes thus: <BR> <BR> My Rest Day now comes on Wednesday and Sundays take over Active Rest Days. <BR> <BR> Find my past week below and how I did without the weigh in: <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes Goals = 215 minutes <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:45:56 EST Day 108 Update: 10 Things on my Mind <link><BR>8-update-10-things-on-my-mind.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:09:05 EST Day 104 Update: Day 2 Tuesday - 1/13/2015 (Moderate Cardio & Strength Training, 60 minutes) <BR> <BR> - Power Walking with Jessica Smith (34 minutes) <BR> - Upper Body ST with Bob Harper (20 minutes) <BR> - Intense Upper Body Workout with Tony Horton Fitness (13 minutes) <BR> <BR> My glutes are tight tonight. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is BLC 27 and I am happy to be a Navy Ninja, I hope weigh in is wonderful tomorrow too. <em>244</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:17:51 EST Day 103 Update: Week 1 Week 1 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes Goals = 215 minutes <BR> <BR> Monday = HIIT (30) <BR> <BR> Tuesday = Moderate Cardio and Strength Training (Cardio 30/ST 30) <BR> <BR> Wednesday = Active Rest (20 minutes of walking) <BR> <BR> Thursday = Lower Body Strength (30)/Stretch (15) <BR> <BR> Friday = HIIT (30) <BR> <BR> Saturday = Upper Body Workout (30) <BR> <BR> Sunday = Rest <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Monday - 1/12/2015 (HIIT ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:16:26 EST Day 102 Update: Turbo Jam <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1st Day with Chalene Johnson (Learn & Burn) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2-update-10-minutes-streak.html </link> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 04:19:02 EST Christmas Gift <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> That is a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. This is supposed to be a reward for job <em>380</em> this year 2014. <BR> <BR> I took advantage of the Black Friday Deal on Amazon and a friend coming home for Christmas, he helped to order it. I was supposed to refun... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:44:09 EST What Sparkpeople does not understand about ME I have been thinking lately and I think I should share this so that my relationship with Sparkpeople is smoother in 2015. <BR> <BR> I have been stalled or rather in plateau for more than 2 years now. I am trying to understand why but I am still in a fix and I think I need to fix this once and for all. <BR> I joined this group some 4 years back and I had followed every rule, read articles and complied religiously even to some ideas I don’t understand. <BR> <BR> Thumbs up to a great life, a ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:00:38 EST Flu <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think it is stressed-induced flu. I am sleeping early tonight <BR> <BR> Merry Xmas to you all Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:31:06 EST Day 99 Update: Week 4 "The only obligation you have to the world is for you to be the best YOU" - Jillian Michaels <BR> <BR> Those words hit me this morning as I work out to the week 4 of the ripped in 30. I have come this far in the past 3 weeks and trust me, I feel really strong this morning. Ruminating on those words above, I could change it to the only obligation I have to the LORD (who created me and gave me this beautiful body) is for me to be the best ME and that I strive for even as 2014 come to a close a... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:27:27 EST BLC 27: Registration Opens The much talked about Challenge is here and this is a group that is ready to help you achieve your goals in 2015. Click and join the team and meet new people, <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=64133 </link> <BR> <BR> We shall meet in Onederland Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:55:35 EST 4 Years Sparkversary <img src=""> <BR> April 2010 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> January 2014 <BR> <BR> <em>506</em> <em>506</em> <em>506</em> <em>506</em> <em>506</em> <em>506</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> It's four years with Sparkpeople today, <BR> Four years of living with full consciousness of what I am doing with my body and life ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:14:21 EST Day 91 Update: Week 2 of Ripped in 30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-update-week-2-of-ripped-in-30.html </link> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:13:53 EST BLC Comparison BLC 26 (My first round, Amber Amazon) <BR> <BR> Initial weigh in on April 30, 2014 - 176.3 <BR> <BR> Week 1................... May 7 - 174.1 <BR> FM - 135 <BR> <BR> Week 2 .................. May 14 - 169.3 <BR> FM - 416 <BR> <BR> Week 3.................. May 21 - 172.8 (TOM) <BR> FM - 391 <BR> <BR> Week 4..................May 28 - 170.4 <BR> FM - 382 <BR> <BR> Week 5..................June 4 - 170.0 <BR> FM - 324 <BR> <BR> Week 6..................June 11 - 171.2 <BR> FM - 24... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:45:04 EST Day 82 Update: Bread <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love eating bread! But it is sabotaging my efforts presently, I am still researching what substitute to have when the cravings for bread comes along. <BR> <BR> This past week, my weight was rising geometrically and I felt so strongly that bread is responsible for it. I weighed in at 177.6lbs on Wednesday, my weigh in day and with the excuse that it was water weight, I climbed the scale again on Thursday [even a... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:39:13 EST BLC 27 The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 8+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? With the variety of teams we offer, you can find one that ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:15:53 EST Day 69 Update: Beachbody <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-update-beachbodycom.html </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:07:44 EST Am I a Hoarder? Something just raced through my mind as I was downloading MORE workout videos on YouTube. Am I Hoarding? <BR> <BR> Over the past 3 weeks, I had downloaded more videos to help me shed all the excess weight if I am committed to the workouts/exercises. I flashed back into my journals and I realized they are filled with workout plans and exercises of various types, I have more than 5 of such notebooks in the house that I had not opened in months. What is happening to me? <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:20:00 EST