CHYCHY01's SparkPeople Blog CHYCHY01's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community week This week was kind of bad.. i didn't exercise like i was supposed to and i didn't eat like i was supposed to. I was feeling bad about it but thinking about it now, compared to me previous week, then the week was an improvement. All i can do is keep doing the right things day by day and it will all add up in the end.. so my aim is to make next week better than the last. <em>30</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 10:20:05 EST soda habit I read an article a few days ago about the effects on soda on the health of women and it was scary! <em>46</em> i never knew there were so many including :Weight Gain & Obesity, Diabetes, Weakened Bones And Risk Of Osteoporosis, Dental Caries And Erosion, Kidney Damage, Increased Blood Pressure, Heartburn, Harmful Effects On Liver, Impaired Digestive System and Possible Cell Damage Ability. <BR> <BR> I personally have felt some of these effects and i can see a correlation between my recent... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 03:41:09 EST lifestyle changes i think i have come to the point where my issues with my weight and diet have evolved from being something i want to attack to get to a particular weight or body type (slender) . i finally realize now that it took me years to get to this weight and it will probably take years to get it off, but the most important thing is to get back to a healthy weight and better health overall. i think I'm on the way there, i was diagnosed with HBP at the beginning of this year and I'm happy that has gone,... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:54:07 EST Happy Easter!! Ive had a relatively good day, did my exercises, watched what i ate, drank water, now to get at least 7 hours of sleep and meditate. Hope tomorrow will be better. Happy its Easter cos i learnt this from joel osteen "One principle that the resurrection teaches us is that God will always finish what He started. No matter how dark it looks, no matter how long it's been, no matter how many people are trying to push you down; if you will stay in faith, God will always take you from Friday to Sunda... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:04:37 EST emotions and eating Ive noticed a definite trend in that i over eat when ever there is something wrong with my emotions... by that i mean unhappy sad, etc. But recently i have decided to do something about it. Its not any good to exercise and stick to a sensible diet over the week and then during the course of two days throw it all away binge eating. I have a number of strategies to cope now and so far they seem to be working. They include <BR> 1. Pray <BR> 2.Meditate <BR> 3. Exercise even when i dont feel like ... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:09:05 EST new year resolutions the new year is well on the way, i was looking at my diary and saw all the resolutions i made last year, a lot of which i did not keep, so this year, i decided not to make any resolutions... that doesn't mean i have no goals just that i know whats right to do, so the best thing i think is to take one day at a time and so the right things... but wait that also sounds like a resolution, lol.. so far it working though.. <em>30</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:21:17 EST happy holidays The holidays have been great for me.. my family came all the way from Africa and we are together till the new year... added to that i had a birthday AND graduated with hons in business information technology after a lot of adversity for over 8 years... i feel really blessed... <BR> <BR> But in the food and diet angle, i have been really bad at it this season, but i am taking solace in the fact that ive noticed it and im doing something about it... Merry Christmas and Happy New year all <BR>... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:19:14 EST starving to stay slim i saw a friend of mine recently and she looked great! slender, slim, cheek bones, glowing skin, she looked awesome and i told her so, i asked how she had done it cos she had been really heavy. <BR> <BR> her answer was no food at all... basically she got frustrated with the slow progress or non progress of exercising and eating healthy and decided to survive on juices. well it had worked but the problem i saw was how would one exist on this diet for the rest of your life? i had actually trie... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:15:56 EST yoyo.. im so disheartened... i tought i was sticking to the rules... not strictly i confess but skimmimg around good diet nd exercise. i went to a friends birthday and when the pictures were posted on fb i swear i did not recognise myself! i have added so much weight over my holidays its unbelieveable. the year is almost over and im no closer to achieveing my weight goals. the little progress i made has lost. i guess thats what happens when you neglect sp. well im back and this weight has got to mov... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 06:30:36 EST my first compliment... im so exicted!! this week i got my very first compliment.. i went to visit a friend i havent seen in a while and she told me i was losing weight i was so thrilled and invited her to join sparkspeople too... <em>252</em> <BR> i had noticed the fit of my clothes was better.. my waist especially has started to reduce which im really happy about what with all the articles baout the dangers of having too much fat around the middle.. <em>9</em> <BR> but somehow my weight is still the same.. im 7... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:09:42 EST Good Week!!!!!! My week has been pretty good... ive been able to kick my habit of having a soda everyday!!! at least for this week... im so glad i actually didnt feel i would ever kick that habit... ive replaced it with bottled green tea during the week and hopefully i will have only one soda this weekend.. <BR> ive also started the gym, but my aim is to go daily during the week (i.e 5 days) next week i hope to do just that! so far so good... i hope next week is great too! Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:14:29 EST emotions and eating... ive noticed im an emotional eater... basically i tend to eat when im unhappy, or bored or any negative thing really... this has been my greatest obstacle to losing weight. today for example... i ate absolutely nothing all day and now (night), i ate more than i would have in the whole day if i had eaten sensibly... <em>39</em> ... so as school resumes on monday... i hope to use the gym as well as the exercises on sparks people... and i hope to eat sensibly... my goals are breakfast everymorni... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:54:58 EST slow week.. i havent had ANY exercise this week because i was on a fast that lasted till 6pm daily... but that ended today so hopefully the coming week will be FULL of exercise. i must say though ive kept to my diet.. ny main probelm now is soda... i restricted myself to a glass on fridays, saturdays and sundays... but it isnt working!!! i cant seem to live without the stuff and i would really love to at least reduce the amount i take especially as i have a history of diabetes in my family... i saw in ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:21:38 EST holiday weight gain i just back from my christmas holidays and im sad to say i totally over ate <em>46</em> i got back hoping to join a gym as soon as possible (actually i went to join one the day after i came) but unfortunately, the only gym close to where i live is way toooo expensive for a poor student like me! <em>20</em> since i want something that i can be consisitent with, so im now hoping to join the gym in school when school resumes (thats sometime next month). For now though, i have a skipping rope ... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:48:23 EST 1st blog this is my first blog and i dont really know what to write about... well since its going to be about my weight losss journey, i will talk all about that.. <BR> im not new to sparks people, but i havent been regular or consistent with it. now ive decided to be both and hopefully i should see results soonest... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:25:06 EST