AFINEMESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AFINEMESS AFINEMESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I don't even know.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801178 What to say. Hi! I guess :) <BR> <BR> I'll be back slowly around here, it's really really needed. I see they changed ... everything ... again ... Hopefully this time it'll be a lot more user friendly and also mobile friendly as I don't have a whole lot of time in front of the computer. I'll try to be good :) <BR> <BR> See you around! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:41:18 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713983 and i'm already out with my goals list.. lol :( <BR> <BR> well it's not too bad, it's just that I don't get to keep the car in the mornings this week, so no mountain walk for me. I'm a bit upset but we run out of time with this schedule, and we'll have another car next week. To be very decided and proactive, I would still go for a walk in the hood, it's hard to move. I wish it wasn't. <BR> <BR> Keeping up with the other goals (for now). Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:48:05 EST 170. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713561 (169.6) is the number i saw on my scale yesterday evening. I haven't seen this number in.. years! It's a bit shocking, i really got to get my sh*t together. Scary. At least my body is starting to get used to getting up early in the morning.. Ok going to walk the mountain now. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:21:34 EST goals for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713077 be in bed at 11:00. <BR> go for a walk at the mountain, every day. <BR> log in my calories. <BR> drink enough water. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:58:21 EST I need tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709662 Going to my inlaws in a bit less than 2 weeks, would like to kickstart my weight loss. What can you tell to help me? I have limited time, limited energy but will try anyway. I'd like to lose at least those 8-9 pounds that aren't even supposed to be there. I have a couple hours in the morning, but that's about it. No time left on my lunch break and no time after work. <BR> <BR> helphelphelp! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> .. and thank you :) Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:00:48 EST hello, it's me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708717 This web page will never have a friendlier and more intelligent design it seems. It doesn't help to me being so absent from here, for sure. <BR> <BR> I keep a similar mindset than in all my previous posts, just haven't got back on the wagon yet. I am inactive beyond imagination. I usually lose some pounds easily whenever I reach a certain number (around 165, it shifts back to around 160) without me doing much anything, but not this time for some reason.. I lack sleep, recurring pattern when... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:34:53 EST I really don't post that often anymore. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677356 But it represents my journey, I guess. I'm at 166 right now, despite being at 162 just 2 weeks ago. And now I got a bad flu that took away my 4 days weekend from me. <BR> <BR> Oh well. That's it for the complaints. I have set goals again and will continue to try and reach them. Now that the snow is mostly all gone, we'll go for walks in the morning where I guesstimate will burn around 200-250 calories. I'm going to the gym also, after work.. where I'll aim to burn another 200-250 calories. ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:12:41 EST so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625871 Hey there! <BR> <BR> Just a little update to say things are still pretty slow :) It's okay.. life is pretty busy at the moment. I didn't die from quitting the pill, so.. that's that :) I did manage to weight myself up to 166 pounds at some point during the holidays (unrelated to quitting the pill, I was just eating too much and kinda badly with 0 exercise) but now i'm back at my good old 160 lbs self, with all my good intentions :) <BR> <BR> I eat well, I enjoy it. I had my first walk in we... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:01:54 EST Quitting the pill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582458 Today was the last pill of my last pack! I decided at the end of the summer to go horomones free for a while and see how it's like :) I had an IUD installed a couple months ago and now that the overall craziness around me flattened a bit, I'll try :) <BR> <BR> Have you ever got off the pill? What should I expect? There's some crazy stories out there on the internets, but my doc said not to worry about it. I was on it for almost 15 years! Time flies. <BR> <BR> On other news, I renewed my gym... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:10:19 EST leaving 2013 behind, good riddance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568933 I guess this year I will make resolutions.. <BR> (But it's more like a coincidence than anything :) and it's still just the same old, but hopefully I'll be better at it.) <BR> <BR> My crazy day shifts are over starting today!!! I feel such a relief, I don't have words for it. Just thinking about not getting up with the alarm clock tomorrow (at 6:30 am after a short night) and I'm almost in tears. To spend the day with my boyfriend and cats.. ... ... ... <em>46</em> <em>224</em> <BR... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:08:09 EST Trying to come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561621 I feel a bit all over the place with the new SP interface. But to be honest.. it's like that in all the spheres of my life at the moment so I won't stress too much about it just now :) <BR> <BR> Small goals for December, I have to relearn it all. Seriously. <BR> <BR> 1) Water. I've been drinking just too little lately. Sometimes as little as 500 ml per day, terrible. And it's HARD, too! What happened to me? <BR> <BR> 2) Bring back SOME KIND of physical activity.. I was thinking the gym and... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:52:57 EST November was.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558617 a total failure :) <BR> <BR> Something I didn't see coming happened, I applied for a new position at my job and got it. I'm used to the evening shift and my training requires that I'm on the day shift. OUTCH. I hate the day shift, especially when my boyfriend is still on the evening shift etc. I will be back on my normal shift in two weeks. I've never been so tired in my entire life and it's partly my fault because of course I could go to bed earlier, but then I'd see my boyfriend for about ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 19:42:53 EST Strategy for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527703 Taking all the month to bring back good habits like going to bed at a certain hour, waking up at a certain hour.. counting calories, going back to the gym.. All that exciting stuff. I'll try to IF whenever it's convenient and drink more water, lol. SHOULD be doable. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:54:25 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497701 Not much to say I guess.. Haven't "fall off the wagon" or anything just, unprepared and unmotivated and all over the place for most of the summer with many problems to deal with and not much energy. I sure am glad winter is coming. I see it as a calm and introspective time.. so that's much welcome. <BR> <BR> I don't want to set up goals (but of course I have *some* in mind) I'll just try to get on a more regular schedule and sleep and eat well and try to feel better than I have for the last... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:12:06 EST weeks 12 to 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461276 Where was I during those 2 months? In Hell. Okay that might be a bit exaggerated but barely.. We live downtown and this year, the ambient level of noise just jumped the shark. It was pretty intense last year as well but we decided to stay another year thinking there was no chance of another summer of construction all around our apartment. We should have move. <BR> <BR> While there is no construction there is plenty of other unwelcome noise and distraction. We live near a big corporation's b... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:17:48 EST Weeks 10-11 /21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399016 I'm not sure what my problem is. <BR> <BR> week 10 <BR> <BR> Cardio : 3 /6 <BR> Strength : 1 /2 <BR> 11:00 : 0 /7 <BR> Cals : 0 /7 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> <BR> week 11 <BR> <BR> Cardio : 3 /6 <BR> Strength : 0 /2 <BR> 11:00 : 0 /7 <BR> Cals : 0 /7 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:51:35 EST week 9 /21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383228 Cardio : 3 /6 <BR> Strength : 1 /2 <BR> cals : 0 /7 <BR> Si6 : 0 /6 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> 11:00 : 1 /7 <BR> <BR> My stats are not very encouraging but I don't mind, I was rather active every day and I feel good. Ate fantasticaly well! I don't see much of a change on the scale but I feel my body is smaller and tighter so THAT'S encouraging! Haven't measured yet and I might just wait a bit longer before I do. I get caught in mind's game so easily.. I don't need that right now. I HAVE to go by ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 09:55:18 EST week 8 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375474 So here's my report for the week #8 of 21. <BR> <BR> Cardio : 6 /6 <BR> Strength : 2 /2 <BR> Si6 : 0 /6 <BR> 11:00 : 2 /7 <BR> Cals : 1 /7 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> <BR> I'm getting there! I'm pretty proud of my week and I feel great! Strong and all, motivated. I sure need more sleep and the hot weather is nothing to help.. sadly. <BR> <BR> I haven't logged in my calories on SP but I write pretty much everything I eat in a day down.. No excess and a good control over junky food and quantitie... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 10:57:02 EST week 7 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368262 Cardio : 2 /6 <BR> Strength : 0 /2 <BR> 11:00 : 2 /7 <BR> Calories : 0 /7 <BR> Si6 : 0 /6 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> <BR> Hehehe! No gym though, my cardio was only walks and I did some yard work as well. Feeling pretty lazy and without energy at this point. I'm heading to the gym in a couple minutes, we'll see if I can break this spell.. I eat very well; even though I'm not logging calories I write down everything most of the days and I feel good and a lot less bloated but always the same number ... Sun, 26 May 2013 09:43:13 EST week 6 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360445 Cardio : 3 /6 <BR> Strength: 0 /2 <BR> Calories: 0 /7 <BR> 11:00 in bed: 1 /7 <BR> Yoga: 0 /? <BR> Si6: 0 /6 <BR> <BR> lol. I do feel a bit better now though, I sleep better and I seem to be in a better mood too. Should move a bit more this week. I feel good though I still don't see a move on the scale. 160 pounds forever! Sat, 18 May 2013 18:38:46 EST week 5 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354060 Cardio : 3 /6 <BR> Si6 : 1 /6 <BR> Strength : 0 /2 <BR> 11:00 : 1 /7 <BR> Cals : 1 /7 <BR> Yoga 0 /? <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 May 2013 13:36:29 EST week 4 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346080 Time flies! Another not so impressive week. I was sick with the flu and so SO tired. I did almost nothing. Here's the numbers; <BR> <BR> Cardio : 2 / 6 <BR> Strength work : 0 / 2 <BR> Logging calories : 0 / 7 <BR> Bed by 11:00 : 1 / 7 <BR> Si6 : 0 / 6 <BR> Yoga : 0 / ? <BR> <BR> Lol. <BR> <BR> I hope to have a better week, goals wise. I think it's pretty doable ;) <BR> Sun, 5 May 2013 09:58:13 EST week 3 / 21 - even worst. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338497 Even worst. I did basically nothing. Look at the numbers.. <BR> <BR> Cardio / walk : 1 /6 <BR> Strength work : 0 /2 <BR> bed by 11:00 : 0 /7 <BR> calories logging : 0 /7 <BR> Yoga : 0 /? <BR> Si6: 0 /6 <BR> <BR> Yeah. I don't know why I'm always super motivated the week before my periods and then I'm flat for a month? It's getting on my nerves now. Anyway, after this super bad week I was quite motivated to start anew (AGAIN) this week and had great plans.. HAD! because right now I'm so sic... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:06:39 EST week 2 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330404 Not a very good week. <BR> <BR> Cardio : 2 / 6 + 1 long walk <BR> Strength : 0 / 2 <BR> Yoga : 0 / ? <BR> Bed at 23:00 : 1 / 7 <BR> Si6 : 0 / 6 <BR> Logging Calories : 3 / 7 <BR> <BR> I ate mostly well except for that couple sugar pie pieces I had (DUH!).. and the alcohol I had.. I had a strong beginning of the week but then the weather was weird and I was very congested and I was seriously lacking sleep and yeah. Catastrophe ahead. I wasn't in the mood for the gym, I was barely able to sta... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:29:10 EST Week 1 / 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322610 Sunday will be my day 1 of the week / check in day. I have to say that I'm very happy with last week. Not perfect but well on my way :) <BR> <BR> ::: RECAP ::: <BR> <BR> Gym goal was to go 6 days, I went 4 days and had long walks with my boyfriend 2 other days (I burned just as many calories). I was rather sore this week but it felt good with top energy! <BR> <BR> Si6 program goal was to start last Sunday for 6 days. It was impossible for me to start, I'm having a hard time to find the mot... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:37:34 EST day 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313899 Yesterday was my birthday! I have the feeling that it'll be a good year :) I feel like some may feel at the first day of a new year.. I kind of took resolutions. It's more like a plan or a wish, if you will. A guideline. <BR> <BR> If you read my blog before, you won't learn anything new, hahah.. but I'd like to be more committed and like, more disciplined and less emotional about things. I DO have control over certain things and I have to take it if I want to see different results; the resu... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:46:03 EST march - april http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306541 I really need to learn how to control myself. I need to talk to myself and to take what I say seriously, act accordingly. <BR> <BR> I was so bad since the week I was sick.. I kept craving pizza and junk food and asking my boyfriend to go eat some chips, chocolate, desserts, etc. almost making a scene for not having it. That's so wrong. My boyfriend tells me he doesn't want to eat any junk anymore and he's so right, and that's what I want as well. What the f* is wrong with me? Anyway. March... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:02:08 EST I lost 4 pounds this week.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296179 but it was not from doing exercises with passion.. more like, very frequent trips to the bathroom / not eating at all. <BR> <BR> I got so sick with gastro (due to a bacteria, not a virus.. the kind you get from food poisoning), I cannot remember the last time I was that sick. Today is the first day I don't seem to have nausea and that I can walk from a room to another without nearly pass out. It was a pretty intense week and I'm glad it's on it's way out now, phew. I had such a good week gym... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:52:20 EST mfp 2nd review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281065 I think I might move back on SP for tracking.. I LOVE the fact that I can find even local artisanal products on their data base.. but they don't give ranges and I find the numbers they suggest are not realistic. A catastrophic day over MFP transferred into SP login system is a good day. I'll see but I think I might just try again on SP since it helped me in the past and I find that the numbers are in sync with how I feel. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:24:33 EST so far.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281000 10 days into March, I can't say I did all that good. <BR> <BR> Today is a turning point, though. I'm trying a new gym.. again! I like the fact that their equipment seems more recent and hi-tech. I'm not very into television or anything, but I like the fact that each cardio machine has it's own personal screen and that you can change channel, so I won't be forced into soap opera or anything. There's also a sauna.. I'll be able to treat myself a little and use it as an additional motivator to ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:20:08 EST Goals for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269781 I'm keeping it very simple, and most of them goals are the same every months anyway, I'll reach them!! :) <BR> <BR> . Counting calories <BR> . No Junk! sugar / fat <BR> . Sleep <BR> . (Just do it) Move <BR> . Move more <BR> . Kefir <BR> <BR> I have to go back at counting my calories, it really helped me in the past (but i'm so lazzzy..). Haven't lose in forever. I would love to lose 5 pounds in March. <BR> <BR> The junk is hard to cut. I eat pretty well more than 90% of the time, always h... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:09:56 EST I need your help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261983 How to lose 30 pounds in 6 months?! (Or 5 pounds per month) <BR> <BR> What are your best tips and recommendation? I know the basics, I think :) But how do you stick with it on a day to day basis? How do you keep your motivation up when all the parameters aren't ideal? (work, family, friends, sleep). As soon as I have a distraction, I fall off the wagon.. That's not very productive. <BR> <BR> Thanks friends!! Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:53:34 EST MFP first review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245092 I appreciate the MPF calories login page! The rumours were true, everything is on their database!! It saves me a lot of time. I even found the nutritional info of some products I buy from a very local bakery near my house, that's GREAT! I cannot use it from my phone at the moment since the OS version for my phone can't be updated.. It's not a big deal since I'm planing on replacing it this spring anyway, but I can't wait :) The one thing that bothers me though, unlike SP it doesn't offer you ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:42:20 EST walk the walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244377 I never made it to SIS week 2. It's okay, there's often many circumstances that we have no control over, I also deal well (maybe too well?) with the fact that I'm a slacker. I am not hard to self-convince there is a lot better to do than what's good for me. So I dropped out. <BR> <BR> One of the good things with me is that I never really drop completely out. I always raise from the dead and make another plan or another goal ;) So here I am, almost 10th of February making plans for the month.... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 20:20:43 EST SparkPeople VS MyFitnessPal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234762 Anyone tried MFP? <BR> <BR> I'm more and more tempted to make an account there.. I'm a member of SP since 2006, I believe.. but I often get frustrated with the buggy, heavy website.. and now we have loads of advertising etc. etc. <BR> <BR> SP's app for the iPhone is just terrible (and I paid 4$ for it), without mentioning that the website is a pain in the asparagus to load on the phone, then is crashy. I keep hearing that MFP's app is GREAT and FAST and very complete.. I won't lose weight ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 17:59:04 EST SI6 day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222033 Today should be day 5 of the program SI6. I'm taking the night off though, and I decided not to feel too bad about it. I'll watch a movie with my boyfriend, I miss him.. and I'll try to keep warm, I spent the day shivering from the cold.. It's so damn cold!! And then I'll go to bed early and have a good night of sleep. Tomorrow will be a better day and I won't be stressed and I'll do my last day of the first week of the program. I'm kind of excited to start the second phase ;) I need to go b... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:29:26 EST SI6 day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220681 Quick recap <BR> <BR> I seem to grow lazy by the day.. I do the video but I don't sweat much anymore and while I don't dislike Debbie as some other have reported, I sure get annoyed by some of her comments, lol.. Sometimes I won't do all the reps and it happened I skipped a whole move. I try to stay in movement though. I sure didn't have much energy to spare tonight, and i'm back at work tomorrow morning, blergh. <BR> <BR> Wondering if I'll make it to the 36 days. My arms and tights feels m... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:22:48 EST SI6 Official day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215471 I did it!! :) <BR> <BR> Motivation is a weird thing. Yesterday I was SO motivated, like, I couldn't see myself unmotivated ever again, it was very strong! I had to keep myself from moving because it was my rest day.. couldn't wait to today to do my SI6. This morning was another story entirely, lol. BUT I DID IT! :) <BR> <BR> So official day 1 of the first week of SI6 is DONE. While doing it I was starting to wonder if I really should redo all the first week or what.. It was easier on me tod... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:18:34 EST SIS - day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213324 I took yesterday off after just 2 days of Slim in 6. Now.. that's not what the program recommends, lol. I was so sore I could barely sit at all, lots of pain... So I decided that I was going to have the day off because I was also very tired for lack of sleep the night before. <BR> <BR> Since I was already cheating (I thought I'd do only 4 days instead of 6 the first week to have Saturday as day off) missing another day is just too much. So I'll do the workout tonight, have tomorrow off and... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:39:55 EST SIS day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210684 PHEW! <BR> <BR> My arms were sore to start with, today really killed :P I couldn't finish the push ups and crunches.. too. sore. <BR> <BR> My watch didn't saved the infos but oh well. I think my HR was a bit lower than yesterday.. Really busy day, I only had time past 9 pm. I really have to try to make time earlier in the day. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:36:01 EST SIS - against all odds.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209165 I MADE IT!! <BR> <BR> Slim in 6 : <BR> Week 1, Day 1 = DONE! <BR> WOW! <BR> <BR> I still had problems with my computer tonight.. right as I was ready to start my workout.. ARGH! But finally made it :) <BR> <BR> 155 calories <BR> 27 mins <BR> HR average 128 <BR> HR max 154 <BR> <BR> First impression; OW my arms! She's having us keep the arms up the whole time.. Moves are changing a bit fast but tomorrow I'll be better. I sweated and some time I couldn't do the last reps, hehe! Can't rem... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:22:02 EST Slim in 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199095 Okay so, I got the workout videos fever! I follow many people's blogs who are doing them and now I want to try too. I'm starting with "Slim in 6", 6 days per week for 6 weeks. I watched the videos to have an idea of what's awaiting me and I AM NOT SCARED! It seems easy enough.. though the last phase is one hour, so, calories will be burned! :) Since it's pretty low impact with not much space or accessories needed for the first step, I'll start tonight! I'll get some resistance bands and small... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:14:44 EST The no annual report update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192911 I'm not really good at making annual reports. I don't care much for them.. I know I haven't exactly met my goals but it's hard to plan the future and estimate what will happen to us during a whole year. I had a tough year on many levels. All in all, I am still satisfied with myself, but I know I could have done better since I haven't reach most of the goals I was aiming for. <BR> <BR> That said, I am positive this year will be a good year. I'm eating well and I am being more conscious about ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:49:15 EST December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160157 I am currently struggling with the dilemma GYM or NO GYM. I know the answer.. but erf. I really don't feel like working out lately. I've been eating well and I drink a lot of water, but I feel very tired and I find I'm not spending nearly enough time home relaxing and with my boyfriend. So leaving the house in the evening for some gymmin' is harder than ever. Hopefully I'll be able to match my days off with his schedule in January ++. <BR> <BR> I try to write down everything I eat in a day, ... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 12:02:03 EST Saturday update fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145255 5 days in a row that I log all my calories! I was over my recommendations everyday but it's not a big deal, I do not consider that I over ate at any time and it was all clean food anyway.. and it SHOWS! I feel less bloated and I'm pretty sure I will see a - on the scale at the end of the week. I wasn't tempted to cheat or eat badly at any time.. that surprises me and I'm happy about it :) I find that reading Yoga magazines helps.. <BR> <BR> I'm still fighting that nasty flu but almost all s... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:56:04 EST flu, work, ankle, phew. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139510 Trapped home with a bad flu. I feel a bit frustrated because it seems a long time since I went to the gym. I'm not having any walking done either.. That might explain why I caught a flu in the first place. At least my voice is back today, so MAYBE I'll be able to go to work tomorrow. I really don't feel like dealing with bureaucracy B.S. this week, I missed a whole week when my grand father passed away. I haven't felt this out of shape in a long time, I even gained a bit.. Anyway :/ <BR> <BR... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:10:59 EST Well I guess calories DO count.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136711 So I won't have other choice than tracking my calories. I tried today on my phone, but the app seems buggier than ever. Will have to do it on the website. I really wonder if 1.5 pound per week is doable. It represents 5 250 calories to burn each week! 750 calories a day!! If I succeed in working out morning + evening, maybe.. but even then! Oh, we'll see. <BR> <BR> Nice weekend off ahead! zZzZzz Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:43:39 EST Goals for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120700 1- Will sleep 8 hours per night, almost every night. Because there's time when it's just not possible. <BR> <BR> 2- Will have reasonable portions and good quality of food (clean food) <BR> <BR> 3- Will assist 2 virtual yoga classes per week from http://www.yogaglo.com/ (go have a look! it seems great!) <BR> <BR> 4- Will continue to go to the gym and will enjoy the results :) <BR> <BR> and I wrote them down and I will make it happen :P Thu, 1 Nov 2012 19:55:29 EST When am I... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108912 Going back to the gym? Well as soon as I can WALK without making faces.. I don't know if I went too far taking back my program with the exercises and weight I was able to lift when I left the gym back in March or if I just THAT out of shape.. but man oh man. *ouch* (I think I'm mostly just super out of shape..) <BR> <BR> My moral is good though, regarding exercise and sports at least. I'm also waiting for my ankle to stop aching.. Shouldn't be too long. Reading some articles and tweets about... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:34:42 EST Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106121 I think I've found the problem with my ankle.. Oh self diagnosed health issues.. Thanks internet! <BR> <BR> http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-<BR>injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/tibi<BR>alis-posterior-tendinopathy <BR> <BR> I do not feel any discomfort in the leg though, just at the inside of my ankle and mostly when i do this : <BR> <BR> "Pain made worse by passive eversion (therapist turns the foot outwards) or resisted inversion (therapist resists patient turning the soles of t... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:45:14 EST