FISEFTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FISEFTON FISEFTON'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/ 2013: A Year of PBs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577741 <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>331</em> <em>237</em> <BR> In my last blog I said that 2013 was a good year for weight loss and, more importantly, keeping almost all of the weight off. In this blog I'm going to look at my running and swimming. <BR> <BR> Every year I enter a 5K run, a 10K run and the Swimathon (a 5,000m swim). 2013 was no different I entered all of those plus an extra 10K run and I started taking part in parkrun on a regular basis. For those who don't know, parkr... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:29:18 EST 2013: A good year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576269 From a weight loss/healthy living perspective, I had a wonderful year. Usually I start the year at around 152/153 lbs and finish maybe 1 or 2 lbs lighter. I'll have lost around 5 or 6 lbs during the year but they will have all gone back on in December. <BR> <BR> This year is different. This year, I went back to Weight Watchers in October, having already lost about 7 lbs, and lost 3 lbs before all the parties etc started in December. I then put it all back on at my last weigh in at WW 2... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:34:00 EST Planning and Preparation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574434 <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> I can't believe that I haven't written on my SP blog for nearly a year. Well, actually I can. I have a personal blog on WordPress which I tend to use as it is mine and I don't have to abide by SparkPeople's T's & C's for it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it is that time of year when we start thinking about starting again after, in my case, giving ourselves permission to lapse a little over the Christmas period. Usually, I wait until 2 January to s... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:31:58 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183256 Here we are at the beginning of another year and here I am setting more goals which I may or may not achieve this year. I hope I have made them a SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and timed) and that I will actually stick to them for longer this year. <BR> <BR> I have blogged about them on my personal blog <link>fisefton.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/wr<BR>iting-challenge-new-years-resolutions-<BR>doompocalypse-redux/ </link> <BR> <BR> My goal for January is to slowly incr... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:44:51 EST Trip to Disneyland Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138995 This is a follow-up to my "I'm so excited.." thread on the Disney Lovers Around the World team. If you read that thread you will know that my husband and I planned a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris for my son's 18th birthday. Here is a quick run-down of what happened: <BR> <BR> First, just a bit of background. My son has a learning disability so, even though he is 18, his development is around that of a 6-7 year old. Keeping this a secret from him was really hard and I nearly slipped ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 05:26:37 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 19 & 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067539 Oops! I slipped up and missed yesterday so I'm making it up today. <BR> <BR> 19. What 'unhealthy' food(s)/drink(s) do you refuse to give up? Any that you have given up completely? <BR> <BR> I don't think I've given up any foods completely and I downright flat refuse to give up chocolate and diet coke. I don't drink tea or coffee, I don't drink alcohol and I don't smoke so chocolate and diet coke is my smoking and drinking. <BR> <BR> We still have a takeaway at least once a month, either... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:14:29 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064723 Day 18. Do you have a go-to meal for days when you have to be on the go, no time to stop to eat and no refrigeration/cooler available? <BR> <BR> Thankfully, days where I am on the go and can't eat at home or at work are very few and far between. Unfortunately, these days they tend to sneak up on me so I can't prepare for them. However, I always have a cereal bar in my bag "just in case". If I know that we are going to be out and about I'll use a small lunchbox size coolbag and pack some ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:55:28 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063260 17. Do you have any meals/snacks that you repeat over and over? What are they? <BR> <BR> I tend to repeat my breakfasts and lunches quite a lot. <BR> <BR> Breakfast tends to be either porridge with a cereal topper like cinnamon apple and raisins or poached egg on toast. <BR> <BR> If I'm at work, I'll take my own lunch and usually have either pitta bread with ham or tuna, lettuce and grated cheese or a ham and cheese spread roll. The pitta bread and roll are always wholemeal. I'll also ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:06:41 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061501 16. Do you follow an eating 'plan'? (Vegetarian, paleo, South Beach, Atkins, yada yada yada) How has this helped you live a healthier life? <BR> <BR> I don't follow an eating plan as such. When I was young my mum was always on a diet so we never had anything high in fat or sugar in the house. That isn't to say that we never had sweets, chocolate or cake but it was rare for them to be in the house and when we had cakes or biscuits they were nearly always homemade. I took those low-fat and ... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:06:37 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 14 & 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060351 This is it, after this blog I will finally have caught up with all of the questions. Yay! <BR> <BR> 14. What life style changes have been easier than you expected? Why do you think that was? <BR> <BR> During term time I find it easier to stay on track for both nutrition and exercise. I think, no, I know, that is because we have a routine during term time. My son leaves home just before 8am on the school bus and I don't have to be at work until 10am so I have time to go to the gym and ei... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:11:49 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 12 & 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058991 I'm catching up slowly, today is days 12 and 13 and tomorrow, I hope, will be 14 and 15 and I'll be all caught up :o) <BR> <BR> 12. Post a picture of your inspiration. Thinspiration if that's your thing. Fitspiration if that's what you're after. Heathspiration if that's your primary goal. Why is this person inspiring to you? <BR> <BR> My inspiration is my son. He has an undiagnosed disability - learning and physical, although you can't really tell the physical so much any more - and I nee... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:27:47 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 10 & 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057109 10. Why are you working towards the goal you talked about on Day 1? Particular health goal? Size goal? Activity goal? Vanity goal? <BR> <BR> My goal for September was to lose 3lbs of the 5lbs which I want to lose before we go away from my son's 18th birthday at the end of October. I also wanted to re-join the gym to get back into the swing of exercising regularly. <BR> <BR> I am currently within the normal BMI range for my height but at the very top of the normal range so I want to lose we... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:54:15 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 7 to 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055990 7. How do you measure progress towards or maintenance? Scale weight? Body fat percentage? How your clothes fit? Other? <BR> <BR> My first port of call for measuring progress is, always has been and always will be the scale. I know that I feel better when the scale is below 150lbs and I feel wonderful when it is under 145lbs. However, I also use my measurements as they give me a boost when I have started a new exercise programme and know that I am building more muscle and losing fat. I do... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:16:21 EST September 30 Day Blog Challenge - Days 4 to 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053799 Day 4. What are (or were) your fears about weight loss? <BR> <BR> I've never really had any fears about weight loss and I still don't. I have never selected a goal which is too low for my height. Even at my lowest weight I was still well within the healthy BMI range and a size 10 to 12 (UK). My main fear is putting on weight because I feel really sluggish and unhealthy when my weight creeps up to towards the 11 stone (154 lb) mark. Saying that, I am a healthy BMI even at 11 stone but on... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:42:44 EST September 30 Day Blogging Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051140 I haven't blogged on SP for ages as I usually prefer to use my personal WordPress blog so I can keep ownership of my words but the 30 Day Blogging Challenge set by TanyaP71 seemed like a good way to get back into blogging on SP. If you want to read Tanya's original blog for this challenge you can find it here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038746 </link> <BR> <BR> So, as it is now the 9th September I'm playing a little bit of catch up and ha... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:49:44 EST Swim training with Duncan Goodhew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769592 Last Thursday I went to a swim training session with Duncan Goodhew. I have written a blog on my personal blog so, if you are interested in reading about it please feel free to follow the link <BR> <BR> <link>fisefton.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/sw<BR>imathon-training-session-with-duncan-g<BR>oodhew/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have not copied and pasted it on to here as I want to keep ownership of what I have written. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 07:23:33 EST October 2011 - Week 1 completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526464 I did it, I completed my first week's goal and actually did a minimum of 10 minutes exercise every day. I also lost 4lb which I would like to say was due to being really good but it wasn't really because I did a 2 day detox on Wednesday and Thursday which involved not eating much and drinking loads of water. <BR> <BR> I am now keeping my husband company on a SlimFast type diet for 7 days as he is off to work overseas again at the end of next week and wanted to try to lose a few lbs before... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 08:22:23 EST Here we go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4513194 Here we are again, at the beginning of another month and here I am having to start again after a break away from logging for about 8 weeks! I haven't been bad, in fact my weight went down to 10st 8.5lb at the end of August before I went on holiday. Unfortunately, my measurements didn't go down as the only exercise I'd done since the Run for All on 31 July was walking every day. <BR> <BR> So, here I am now trying to get myself back on track and ready for the gluttony that Christmas will bri... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 07:11:39 EST Run for All 10K (with pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397520 It was a lovely day today but I wish it had stayed overcast for a little bit this morning like it did yesterday. I know, we're never happy with the weather in the UK, are we? On any other day, I'd love the warm, sunny start we had to the day today but not when I had to run 10k through the streets of York. <BR> <BR> My husband and son went with me this morning to meet a friend on the way up to the Knavesmire (York Racecourse). We got to the Knavesmire with 10 minutes to spare for me. I ha... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:30:22 EST Best laid plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349443 I had a plan for today. It was a busy day so I needed a plan to get through it. The plan was something like this: <BR> <BR> 7am - get up, get the boy up, get dressed and downstairs to make breakfast and lunches before 7.15am <BR> 7.15am - make breakfast and lunches and be ready to sit down eating breakfast by 7.30am <BR> 7.45am - get the boy back upstairs to clean teeth etc and ready for the school bus which is due at 7.55am <BR> 8am - go out for my 10k training (only a 30 minute interval ... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:40:12 EST Run for All Training - Week 3, Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340659 I haven't blogged on SP for weeks but thought that maybe I should. I've been blogging quite a bit on my personal and business blogs but neglecting this one. So, I thought I'd blog about my training for this year's Jane Tomlinson's Run for All 10k which I am doing in York (again!) on 31 July 2011. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854870990.jpg"> <BR> Me (well the back of me) before last year's run <BR> <BR> When I did the Race for Life, I downloaded the train... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 14:07:05 EST 11 week spark streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4233414 <em>68</em> <em>231</em> <em>323</em> <em>34</em> <em>324</em> <em>311</em> <em>402</em> <em>331</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> I just checked my Spark Streaks for the first time in a while and noticed that I have an 11 week spark streak! For exercise! Whoop! I have done at least 240 minutes of exercise for 11 weeks! That is since 27 February 2011. <BR> <BR> This is a new record for me. I don't know what my previous "longest streak" was. <BR> <BR> I am now wondering how long I... Sun, 15 May 2011 06:56:50 EST Better late than never - Monthly Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4212097 April 2011 was a lovely sunny month but I really didn't do well on my weight loss/healthy living journey. After a great January, February and March I let things slide. I know why and I will explain my reasons, they are not excuses, and I take full responsibility for putting on weight in April rather than losing it. I am writing it down for all the world to read so that I am accountable for my actions. <BR> <BR> So, April, we had school holidays - I'm always worse in school holidays than duri... Thu, 5 May 2011 11:39:50 EST April Monthly Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140522 I didn't lose my 1lb goal for this month but I did lose some and I am still under 11 stone with a normal BMI. I also lost inches! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Here's how I did (weight/measurements as at 1 April 2011): <BR> <BR> Weight: 151.75 (0.75 in March for a total of 4.25lb lost this year) <BR> Chest: 36.5" (down 0.75" in March but still more than 1/1/11) <BR> Waist: 29.5" (down 0.25" so back to the same as 1/1/11) <BR> Belly: 36.75" (down 0.5" in March and down 2" since 1/1/11) <BR> Hips... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:55:22 EST Lent Challenge - 12 to 18 March 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4101280 <em>24</em> <em>311</em> <em>237</em> <em>265</em> <BR> I haven't been very good at keeping my team and friends up to date with how I have done on the challenge so far but I hope to rectify that with this blog. I guess it isn't too bad as I wrote my last blog last Friday so this is like a weekly up date. <BR> <BR> I haven't done too badly although I haven't logged my food every day, I have drunk 8+ cups of water every day, I missed my freggie goal on 1 day and I have met my goal of 300... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:57:40 EST Lent Challenge - Days 1 and 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084137 I know that it is only 2 days in but I don't think I've done too badly so far. I have logged both days (even though I went under range on day 1 and over range on day 2) but that's OK, my goal was to log every day. I've also done lots of walking which is just as well as getting "formal" exercise sessions in is very hit and miss this week (and will be next week too) as my son is doing work experience meaning that I have to drop him off at 9.30am and pick him up at 2.30pm. This means that I h... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:40:35 EST Monthly Update - Stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081368 <em>334</em> <em>9</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>248</em> <BR> I am giving myself a big pat on the back this month as I exceeded my weight loss goal of 1lb for the month. I know it isn't a huge goal but for someone who has been trying to lose the last, stubborn 10-14 post-baby lbs for the last 16 years it is a realistic goal for me. My goal back in January was to reach 147lbs by the end of August in time for my 40th birthday trip to Disney in September. <BR> <BR> Here's how I've... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:30:58 EST End of January 2011 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977354 Aargh! So much for blogging regularly. I started off well enough but then "life" got in the way and I decided not to make time for it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, the January 2011 Challenge has now finished and I did OK for the first 3 1/2 weeks and then fell off track for the second half of last week. Fortunately, I managed to get under 11 stone last week and then maintained it this week. So, my weigh-in at the end of the January challenge is 153.75lbs - a loss of 2.75lbs! Considering my aim i... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:28:24 EST Week 2 - the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3932411 I was doing so well last week for week 2 and then the weekend happened! I didn't log my food and, although I did do some exercise, I didn't do much. I was working my normal Saturday afternoon shift and then switched shifts on Sunday and was working 6.30am to 12.30pm. I eat a lot when I am working at the weekend, I know this, but I think I either ate more than usual this weekend or all the exercise I did in the week was too much for the amount of food I ate. I haven't totalled up the exerc... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 07:28:35 EST Week 2, Days 3 and 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3924396 Wednesday and Thursday were good this week. I exercised both days and logged all my food. Stats for the two days are as follows: <BR> <BR> Wed (day 3) <BR> Nutrition: Logged all food, in range for all main nutrients :D <BR> Water: 9 cups <BR> Freggies: 3 servings <BR> Exercise: 60 min treadmill (7.08km), 41 min walk (3.56km), ST training (1 set of 5 exercises) <BR> Steps: 7,709 (not including treadmill) <BR> <BR> Thur (day 4) <BR> Nutrition: Logged all food, only in range for fat, below... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:46:55 EST Week 2, Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3917641 Another good, hectic day yesterday. I had a workshop at HMRC (Inland Revenue) about business expenses and capital allowances in the morning, followed by blood donation in the early afternoon and finally opticians appointments for Adam and myself after school. <BR> <BR> The workshop was good and, although I am a bookkeeper and have been doing my husband's books and tax return for 18+ years I learned stuff that I didn't know or knew the theory for but didn't understand (like depreciation). I... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:13:14 EST Week 2, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3914427 Here we go with week 2. Day 1 was OK as I actually managed to stay in range for all of my nutrition even though that isn't a goal for me this week. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym in the afternoon yesterday as I had a workshop at HMRC (Inland Revenue) about tax and record keeping in the morning. The workshop was good and I actually learned something even though I have been doing my husband's books and tax returns for the past 18 years! Anyway, I could have just written yesterday off as a rest... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:01:41 EST Week 1, Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3910348 Good day yesterday although I did go over my calorie range by about 100 calories. I wasn't worried about that though as I had done so much exercise during the week I knew I would still lose weight anyway. Here are my stats for yesterday: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: Logged and in range for carbs, protein and fat <BR> Exercise: 31 minute walk, 2.83km <BR> Steps: 6,457 <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 3 servings <BR> <BR> Weigh in this morning: 11 st 1lbs (1.5lb loss) <BR> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:35:41 EST Week1, Days 3 to 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3906202 OK, as promised, here is my update for the week so far. <BR> <BR> I have logged every day and although I may not have been in range for all the major nutrients every day I have managed to get pretty close most days. <BR> <BR> I have drunk 8 cups of water EVERY day this week and today (day 7) will be no exception. I am not doing so well on the freggies front though with only 2 servings for the past couple of days and averaging 3 servings for the week. <BR> <BR> Exercise has gone well this ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:22:26 EST Week 1 update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902561 I haven't had much time to get on the computer over the past couple of days and will have even less today so this is a "holding" blog to say that I haven't forgotten and I have been logging and exercising. I'll do a full blog tomorrow, I hope as next week is looking hectic until Thursday so I may not get another chance. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 05:38:13 EST Week 1, Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3892663 Yesterday went well. I was hoping to go back to the gym but didn't get there. Instead of deciding not to do any exercise at all I did the cardio section of my Biggest Loser DVD and the toning workout for the Bootcamp day 3. <BR> <BR> Results for day 2 are as follows: <BR> <BR> Exercise: 30 minutes cardio <BR> Bootcamp Day 3 toning workout <BR> <BR> Steps: 4,621 <BR> <BR> Nutrition: in range for carbs, protein, carbs and fat <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 4 Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:35:34 EST Week 1, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3888242 <em>15</em> <em>249</em> <em>411</em> <BR> Yesterday didn't go too badly. I logged all of my food even though I knew I'd be over the calories as we ate dinner in town and I had gammon, chips and peas. We did walk to town and back though so that was a fair chunk of exercise. I also did Day 2 of the 28 Day Bootcamp workout. <BR> <BR> Results for day 1 are as follows: <BR> <BR> Exercise: 70 minutes walking - 6.46km <BR> Bootcamp Day 2 toning workout <BR> <BR> Steps: 11,684 <BR> <BR>... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:43:46 EST New Year Challenge - 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3883958 Here we go again with a new challenge for the New Year. I have set up this challenge on the teams which I am leader or co-leader of and thought I would share it with you. It is a very basic challenge to help me (and my teams) to get back into the healthy habits I lost over the last couple of weeks due to Christmas and New Year celebrations. <BR> <BR> So, here we go for week 1: <BR> <BR> Week 1 (3 Jan - 9 Jan) <BR> Log food, exercise, water and freggies <BR> Join 28 Day bootcamp challenge ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 11:10:52 EST Plan for the New Year - 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875861 <em>411</em> <em>15</em> <BR> OK, first things first, Happy New Year! Yes, traditionally 1 January is the day to make, and in my case, break resolutions for the coming year so I haven't actually made resolutions as such for years. Instead, I set goals and plan how I am going to achieve them. So, here are my goals for health and fitness for 2011 together with my starting measurements: <BR> <BR> Starting measurements: <BR> Weight: 11st 2.5lbs (156.5lbs) <BR> BMI: 25.2 <BR> Fat %: 30.8 <B... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 06:10:21 EST Christmas Challenge 2011 - Getting through Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3822996 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> As part of the Christmas Challenge, I asked my teams to consider what they are going to do to get themselves through the Christmas season of parties and, of course, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It doesn't matter if you actually plan to do nothing as long as you are taking responsibility and being accountable to yourself that if you do plan to do nothing and take each party, get toget... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 04:44:09 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 16/11/10 and 17/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3791411 This is my diet and fitness log for 16 and 17 November 2010: <BR> <BR> 16/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1980 (too high) <BR> Protein: 86 <BR> Carbs: 255 <BR> Fat: 67 <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 75 minutes walking (according to my pedometer which records time whenever you walk continuously for more than 10 minutes) <BR> Steps: 15,377 <BR> <BR> 17/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1953 <BR> Protein: 83 <BR> Carbs: 277 <BR> Fat: 63 <BR> Water: 8 cups <... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:14:02 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 15/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3787769 This is my diet and fitness log for 15 November 2010: <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> Calories: 1637 <BR> Protein: 47 (too low) <BR> Carbs: 272 <BR> Fat: 50 <BR> Water: 10 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 25 minutes "long" run, including cooldown (3.19km) <BR> 18 minutes cycle (6.4km) <BR> Strength training <BR> Steps: 7721 <BR> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:22:30 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 13/11/10 and 14/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3785353 This is my diet and fitness log for 13 and 14 November 2010: <BR> <BR> 13/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1778 <BR> Protein: 48 (too low) <BR> Carbs: 199 <BR> Fat: 76 (too high) <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 41 minutes walking (3.17km) <BR> Steps: 7284 <BR> <BR> 14/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1641 <BR> Protein: 51 (too low) <BR> Carbs: 197 <BR> Fat: 58 <BR> Water: 9 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 35 minutes walking <BR> Steps: 66... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:55:17 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 11/11/10 and 12/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3780736 <em>104</em> <em>4</em> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>48</em> <em>194</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> This is my diet and fitness log for 11 and 12 November 2010: <BR> <BR> 11/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1675 <BR> Protein: 65 <BR> Carbs: 230 <BR> Fat: 56 <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 51 minutes walking (4.84km) <BR> Steps: 8984 <BR> <BR> 12/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1782 <BR> Protein: 65 <BR> Carbs: 241 <BR> Fat: 67 (1g o... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 05:05:16 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 10/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3777316 This is my diet and fitness log for 10 November 2010: <BR> <BR> 10/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1613 <BR> Protein: 77 <BR> Carbs: 209 <BR> Fat: 53 <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 4 <BR> <BR> In range for all major nutrients - WHOOP! <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 35 minute run/walk on treadmill (4.57km) <BR> 18 minute cycle (3.78km) <BR> ST - arms and core <BR> stretching <BR> <BR> Steps: 9001 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:03:16 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 8/11/10 and 9/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3774969 Oops! I forgot to log yesterday as I went to my very first networking meeting and was gone most of the day. <BR> <BR> This is my diet and fitness log for 8 and 9 November 2010: <BR> <BR> 8/11/10 <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1530 (in range WHOOP!) <BR> Protein: 38 (way too low - what is happening to me this week?) <BR> Carbs: 213 (OK) <BR> Fat: 61 (back in range WHOOP!) <BR> Water: 9 cups <BR> Freggies: 5 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 45 minute run/walk on treadmill (5.14km) <BR> Crunches and ... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:22:27 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 7/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3769213 This is my diet and fitness log for 7 November 2010: <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1590 (in range WHOOP!) <BR> Protein: 48 (way too low) <BR> Carbs: 200 (OK) <BR> Fat: 70 (too high OOPS!) <BR> Water: 9 cups <BR> Freggies: 4 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 35 minute walk <BR> Steps: 7571 <BR> <BR> All in all not a bad week. I didn't meet my ranges this week but week 1 of the challenge was all about getting back into the swing/habit of logging food, getting in exercise, drinking water and ge... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 05:36:04 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 6/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3767198 This is my diet and fitness log for 6 November 2010: <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1699 (in range WHOOP!) <BR> Protein: 48 (way too low) <BR> Carbs: 214 (OK) <BR> Fat: 76 (too high OOPS!) <BR> Water: 10 cups <BR> Freggies: 4 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 15 minute walk <BR> Steps: 4138 <BR> <BR> This week I was aiming for 200 minutes of exercise and have done 160 so far. I don't think I am going to get in the full 40 minutes that I am short but I will get 30 minutes when I walk to the sup... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 04:47:25 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 5/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3765512 This is my diet and fitness log for 5 November 2010: <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1935 (too high) <BR> Protein: 54 (too low) <BR> Carbs: 302 (too high) <BR> Fat: 60 (OK) <BR> Water: 8 cups <BR> Freggies: 3 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 35 minute swim - swimfit.com Fitness Programme 3 <BR> Steps: 8512 <BR> <BR> I was going to be within range for everything until I scalded myself on freshly boiled water and felt sorry for myself so had a pumpkin muffin. <BR> <BR> The scald is OK as I pu... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 06:24:32 EST Diet and Fitness Log - 4/11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764345 This is my diet and fitness log for 4 November 2010: <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> Calories: 1604 <BR> Protein: 85 <BR> Carbs: 204 <BR> Fat: 48 <BR> Water: 10 cups <BR> Freggies: 4 <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 25 minute walk <BR> 30 minute Rosemary Conley Whole Body Workout DVD <BR> Steps: 9112 <BR> <BR> Another day which could have gone soooo wrong, but didn't. <BR> <BR> I couldn't go swimming at my usual time (9am-ish) as I had to go and pick my car up from the garage as it was fixed and I real... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:23:18 EST