BERGBA7's SparkPeople Blog BERGBA7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Los Reyes De La baraja - folk song by M.G.Lorca We had a blast at the 'Tea Time Classics' concert yesterday. Coffee, cake and good music - Great Sunday afternoon. <BR> <BR> "If your mother wants a king for you - you should get one of the deck of cards - there are four in there... run or I will wash your face with dirt!" Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:40:39 EST February and March It is not yet the end of the month, but I am in the mood to reset some goals and re-caliber my activities. <BR> <BR> I have not been doing great with maintaining in February, but I have been doing ok. Is ok enough for me? Not really. I can and would like to do better. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> In February I went from 133 to 134.5 pounds, mainly because I eat too little at meal times and too many snacks... <BR... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:55:09 EST Next Running Challenges Today I spent 2 hours on planing my running for the next 18months. I want to post my plans to maybe get some feedback from you and also make myself accountable to actually commit to reaching those goals! Because I am scared that I might not reach them. <BR> <BR> I made a training schedule for the next 18months that I will put on my fridge and follow approximately, knowing well that it is difficult to plan 18months in advance... but I need a long and thoroughly prepared schedule to do things... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:30:00 EST Planing success for 2015 - Part 3 As I said in my last 2 blogs, my only New Year's resolution for 2015 will be to maintain my weight between 132 and 134 pounds for the entire year! <BR> <BR> After setting up my fitness and nutrition plans, today's Topic is: <BR> <BR> keep a positive outlook on life! <BR> <BR> To have positive results in life with my weight, fitness and singing career, I want to have a positive outlook and mindset. This will help me to be balanced and courageous. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:28:49 EST Planing success for 2015 - Part 2 As I said yesterday, my only real New Year's resolution for 2015 will be to maintain a weight between 132 and 134 pounds for the entire year! <BR> <BR> To achieve this I need a good action plan! <BR> <BR> Today, I will analyze the second part of my program: Nutrition <BR> <BR> I am a medium active female person - spark says I need between 1400 and 1700 calories to loose weight. This worked for me, so I take it for true. <BR> I want to maintain weight, so I think I can say that I may eat... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:58:07 EST Planing success for 2015 - Part 1 My only New Year's resolution for 2015 will be to maintain my weight between 132 and 134 pounds for the entire year! This would be the longest I have ever stayed at goal weight in my life. <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> To achieve this I will need a good action plan: <BR> - a fitness program that is fun <BR> - a nutrition program that is realistic <BR> - a positive outlook on life <BR> <BR> I will take a close look at all three parts of my program over the next three days, I hope you do... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:10:11 EST Una voce poco fa - Rossini This is a recording from yesterday's Christmas Gala Concert where I am singing "una voce poco fa" from the opera "Il barbiere die Sevillia" by Rossini for the first time in public. I hope you Enjoy! Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:17:53 EST GOAL! Two weeks ago, I gave up on the idea to become 60kg (132pounds) again because I had the feeling I was obsessing with the number, with calorie-counting, and spending way too much time and energy focusing on the number-goal. I reset the goal and decided I would be very happy with maintaining 134 pounds - around 61kg. What does 2 pound really make as difference? Right? <BR> <BR> and guess what happened? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:39:16 EST Life is a Roller Coaster Ride - 3 Years on Spark Today, three years ago, I discovered this website. <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> I was trying to find help to loose weight, and I found it. <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> I found more than I imagined, actually. I found a tool for personal growth to support me on my roller coaster ride called Life. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My starting weight was 148 pounds and I wanted to loose 16 pounds. Not dramatic, but I did not feel well in my body anymore. I felt like I needed to take action immediately... Thu, 1 May 2014 15:09:27 EST Honor your Mother's Heart as Long as It is Beating "Honor your mother's heart as long as it is beating." This is a German saying that my grandfather used to say a lot. Today I feel like honoring my mother's heart even though it stopped beating. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is my mother's 70th birthday. She is no more here to celebrate it with us, although we all hoped she would have lived up to today.. it was not meant to be. <BR> <BR> She was a strong woman and a tough c... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:49:37 EST A partially cloudy 2013 The best description for my year 2013 is that it was partially cloudy. Good and difficult moments were always side by side. This is especially true for the second half of the year. <BR> <BR> I am trying to have a fresh start in 2014 and looked back at the goals I set for 2013. I met about 50% of them. <BR> <BR> I failed at building strength and loose body fat. I actually lost strength and increased the fat by about 1-2%. I also failed at getting under 30% fat consumption a day and put on ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:18:23 EST What are your excuses for disappearing from Spark? What are your excuses for disappearing from Spark for a longer period? Have you been out of touch for longer at some point? Why? How did it happen? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have been gone for around 6 months after being on Spark for 2 years. At first, I was just very busy with the end of the school year. Than my boyfriend moved from the United States to Germany and there was a lot to do. After that, I had the excuse of going ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:25:32 EST Father's Day Race My father and I did a very demanding race today. In fact it was the toughest race I have done so far. My father used to do this race every year 30 years ago and he was very happy to do it again. the track goes over 13.5km and has many hills - really steep once! After kilometer 4 it goes basically uphill until kilometer 9 and after that there are some more hills... lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My father knew what he got himself... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:03:22 EST