AEGISHOT's SparkPeople Blog AEGISHOT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Happy Independence to Nigeria <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It's 54 years of Independence in Nigeria today, yaaaay <BR> <BR> My Google page has this picture this morning <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is our turn to shine. I love Naija Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:14:58 EST Stuff I love: Jessica Smith <link><BR>-update-jessica-smith.html </link> <BR> <BR> Check her site and let us know what you feel about it. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:25:48 EST BLC 26 Expectations (pics) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have great plans, wonderful regimen but what is lost is consistency. I just want to be consistent with my plans in this round of BLC Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:36:01 EST Keep Pushing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:02:19 EST I can Do IT! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:11:50 EST Streak Update I have been trying my best to stay on top of everything. <BR> <BR> I hate to make excuses but it keeps popping up always trying to make me see reasons why I cannot keep up with my present streak of blogging about stuff that interest me and which I need to create time for. <BR> <BR> They are: Food, Exercise, Hair and Relationships <BR> <BR> Not in any particular order but these four topics are centres of attraction to me now. I do everything to give these issues the desired attention becaus... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:09:26 EST 12 Weeks Tracking 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 - 248 <BR> <BR> Week 7..................June 18 - 1... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:47:53 EST Between BLC Rounds What plans do I have to follow between rounds? <BR> <BR> Well I hope to follow through with my squats challenge and some other challenges which I found on, I may be curdling with some heavy metals soon, I will be saving towards upgrading my home gym so I will move in a good pace. <BR> <BR> Presently, there is an anniversary in church this coming week and until it is over, I may not be able to do anything tangible workout-wise. <BR> <BR> Food is getting better with my new f... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:11:51 EST NSV (Pics) The first blog showed there was not much on the scale but I did had other victories especially in my commitment to healthy eating. I have a few pictures to share on taking something new and healthy. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Before the arrangement and keeping in the fridge. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yogurt + cucumber (my thing) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:43:49 EST BLC 25 Below was the first week blog link/screenshot <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685432 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the tasks this weekend is to post our experience about this round or what we gained. <BR> <BR> To say I gained a lot was an understatement for me: <BR> <BR> I learnt new things about healthy living <BR> <BR> I made my weight-loss/healthy ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:28:21 EST Spark Something sparked in me a few weeks ago and it was to become adventurous about my meals. I have made it a duty to try at least 1 new recipe each weekend, it could be as simple as possible and as complicated as spending hours getting it right. But I must do something new. <BR> <BR> I could personally be creative about it too like this which I did this morning, it was so simple and yummy too. It represents the colours of the Nigerian Flag, in the spirit of July 4th (for Americans), we should a... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:01:00 EST Oh Well. I have not blogged in long while and a lot had happened to me. The best part of the story is the event of resuming from my annual leave to taking up a new post in my office. I am happy for it. <BR> <BR> Adjusting to the new seat is the most challenging task I have had in a very long while, and up till now I am still adjusting and trying to bring my life back to what I used to have. <BR> <BR> By the time I get home at night, I am so tired that getting an healthy meal is a greater task. I tr... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:42:44 EST Busy Bees I have been busy and I am enjoying every bit of it. There are had been no challenge since all my years on this weight-loss journey that has kept me on my toes this way. I think it is the accountability part, I really have to post all I do at each particular time, probably that was lost in the other challenges. <BR> <BR> More importantly my team mates are simply <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I feel so obliged to do all the tasks faithfully and candidly and I have had no regrets so far. I decided... Sun, 18 May 2014 14:50:03 EST Recovery Plan As part of our weekend challenge, I am to blog about my plan to getting back on track after a challenge or slip up. <BR> <BR> Nutrition-wise, it is always easy for me to do the right thing when it comes to eating what is right, but unfortunately my hormones always go wacky for some unknown reasons and I may have slipped for a day or two before I come to a realization the hormones are back <em>18</em> . When I do realize this; <BR> <BR> - I consciously portion the stuff I eat. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 11 May 2014 15:38:55 EST Meal Plan One of the challenges for this weekend is a meal plan for 4 days next week. Here it goes, I really hope to go with it. I don't always plan my meals ahead but I eat healthy as much as possible and very conscious of portion control because the bulk of what I eat is carbs (its the staple around here) <BR> <BR> B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Snack <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> B - Oatmeal + whole milk + sugar <BR> L - Rice + tomato sauce + fish <BR> D - Beans pudding <BR> S - Apple, Banana <BR> ... Sat, 10 May 2014 10:07:59 EST