ANISKAIASIS's SparkPeople Blog ANISKAIASIS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Re-Commitment, the Better Sleep Challenge and the Stress Busting Challenge So, it's been absolutely ages since I've actually posted anything on this blog. This is due to a multitude of random distractions which have occurred recently in my life. Though I've been on sparkpeople intermittently since my last blog post, the visits are sparse and far between. I've recently re-dedicated myself to my weight loss goals and decided to take a closer look at the things in my life which have been hindering me lately. <BR> <BR> One of the biggest issues with my weight loss, is... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:47:26 EST WUBWeek 7 Okay, it's been a few weeks since I've actually been able to post one of my weekly update blogs. <BR> <BR> Since it's been so long since the last one I think I'm going to come up with some new goals this time around. I was last focusing on making sure that I was getting the right about of nutrients and especially making sure that I get enough protein. <BR> Since then, I've been doing fairly well with protein, but at the sake of having really high fat levels. I know this is a result of me u... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 08:54:50 EST Weekly Update Blog #3 and General Update It feels like it's been ages since I've been on Sparkpeople, just because I've been really too busy for a lot of the social aspects lately. I have been logging in and doing my food logs everyday, but I find it so hard to find the time to send a meaningful and thoughtful response to a lot of the messages I get. So if any of you are waiting on a reply from me, that's why and I'm aiming to get back to you all sometime today! <BR> <BR> This week has been an amazing one for me. I've not been so ... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 06:17:19 EST WUB #3 Hello all! What an interesting week it's been! I officially started my graduate program this week and have been really busy because of it. My emotions have had a bit of a rollercoaster week as well. After seeing how successful and experienced several of my graduate peers are I spent several days beating myself up. I can practically taste it.. the stress levels are rising and with it I know will come complications with my eating! Beyond that, I've been staying fairly positive which is always ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:56:36 EST WUB #2 This week has been a fairly good one for me. Not only have I begun to feel better finally, with my knee hardly hurting but with the bronchitis fading. <BR> <BR> My goals for last week was to regain control in my life. I sub-divided it into three sub-goals which were as follows: <BR> - Make sure I workout atleast 10 minutes each day. <BR> - Make sure I do the strength training for my knee every day and 3 times during the week for the rest of my body. <BR> - Stay within my calorie range eve... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:24:36 EST Musings.. and a half pint. I know I updated yesterday, but I've actually been quite productive today and wanted to share it with all of you. <BR> <BR> My second project for today was to create my weight loss jars for the visual motivator challenge for BLC#16. I had limited supplies in the flat, and have been trying to save some money, so I took two klip&lock dry food storers and <BR> added 101 pieces of wholewheat pasta to one, and 9 pieces to the other. <BR> Let me tell you, they look a lot lower than I thought th... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:21:54 EST Mid-Week Update So far, this week is looking up. Not only to I get to joy the perks of a new apartment, but I'm finally beginning to feel better as well. Within the last few days I've done a good job of sticking to the goals I set myself on Sunday. I'm getting in a lot of walking with my exploration of the new neighborhood, which I'm using as my primary form of cardio until my knee & lungs can handle more. I'm also staying vigilant with my strength training. Though the training kills my knee, I can already f... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:54:48 EST Weekly Update Blog #1 This blog post is my WUB for the 20 Somethings with 100+ lbs to Lose BLC#16 challenge. During this past week I've had a lot of trouble staying on track because of things out of my control. I think for this up-and-coming week my goal is to try regaining that control. Therefore for Week 2, I'd like to aim for the following: <BR> - Make sure I workout atleast 10 minutes each day. <BR> - Make sure I do the strength training for my knee every day and 3 times during the week for the rest of my bo... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:58:54 EST Struggles This week has been a tough week for me in regards to losing weight and eating right. <BR> <BR> Probably my biggest hindrance this week has been travel. I luckily got to go to the beach with some family and friends this past weekend. I managed to stay within my calorie level for most of the trip but did have a few slip ups. I also neglected my strength training and didn't get nearly enough cardio in to be satisfied with myself. I've also had to do a lot of travelling back and forth from Wash... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:15:47 EST Wednesday Today I realized that I normally seem to crave sweet things when I am just <BR> generally hungry. Today, when I was waiting for my father to come home with dinner <BR> I found my way to the tub of Ben & Jerry's, unfortunately. But by making <BR> better decisions for the rest of the day I was able to justify my little splurge. <BR> I would like to be a little less close to my maximum daily calorie intake in the <BR> days to come however. Otherwise, beyond that! A good day. <BR> <BR> I hope... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:19:31 EST Sleepy Drama Today, I had limited cravings for sugar, instead I was just mostly hungry. I think my increased work out time has made me more ravenous than usual. Though, I managed to fill up with a tasty greek salad for dinner! <BR> There was one point, around 5.30 when I was really hungry and waiting for dinner <BR> to be made that I had some Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia which was left over <BR> from my brother's stay. However, after a spoonful, I decided to wait and let myself <BR> indulge in a healthy ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 19:54:26 EST Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Today I decided that in an effort to further my motivation that I would participate in the 'Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge' this month. During Week 1, I am supposed to list the reasons why I want to cut back. Thinking upon this, I think my main motivation for attempting this challenge is simply to overcome the sugar cravings I often get. When I'm at school I often have no issues with these cravings, but when I'm at home with a wide variety of sugary treats around me, it is much harder. When ... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:09:32 EST September So as a new month is starting and a new phase of my life is beginning, I have decided to fully dedicate myself to making my weight loss goals reality. As with many of us, I have committed myself to losing weight before in the past, and have for various reasons, given up. In less than a month I will be beginning a post graduate degree in Artefact Conservation in one of the most amazing cities in the world, London. For the past four years I have lived in a small town with few opportunities for ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:49:14 EST