FITTAN1's SparkPeople Blog FITTAN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Where I Walk... One foot in front of the other :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Recently on Spark People I saw on a blog showing where you walk. I thought this was a great idea, so here is mine: <BR> <BR> I walk along this road to the end and home again which is 3kms (1.86mile). Other days I walk right around the block and that it 4kms (2.48miles). When I am really energetic and have the time, my hubby makes me walk 6kms (3.72miles). That is a ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:19:36 EST Definitely a lifestyle change for life... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I need to get this into my head and stop thinking that once I have lost weight, I can start eating what I like and stop exercising. If I dont this will just keep going on for the rest of my life! Bad habits need to be gone for good and new ones formed :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:00:40 EST Oops overdone it! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is me yesterday after exercising. My face was nice and red and my hair was drenched with sweat so I knew I had done enough. However this body told me this morning that it was more than enough *groan* <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went for a 50minute walk/run followed by 20 x 2 steps, 3 minutes on the bike at 25kms an hour, 60 on the rowin... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:27:35 EST Weigh in Wednesday Wednesday is the day I choose to weigh myself each week. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself on Monday at 72.6kg (160lbs) <BR> <BR> Today my weight is 71.7kg (158lbs) <BR> <BR> A loss of 800gms (1.76lbs) so far so good <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I ate: <BR> <BR> Porridge for breakfast 327 calories <BR> <BR> Curry egg sandwich for lunch 320 calories <BR> <BR> Afternooon snack around 3pm Fruit and yogurt with one oatbrit. 195 Calories <BR> <BR> Chicken wrap for tea/supper 319 calor... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:41:17 EST Going good :) Lost 500gms yesterday. That is enough to put the smile back on my face. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dropping my calories to 1200 and success already and the good thing about it was I didn't get hungry. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Porridge 327Cal, <BR> snack: banana 77Cal, <BR> Lunch: chickpea tuna salad 334Cal, <BR> snack: Fruit, low calorie yogurt and oatbix 195Cal, <BR> Dinner/supper: small Pita pizza 232Cal. <BR> Dessert low calo... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:58:52 EST I'm ready... to begin again. <BR> <BR> Thank you for the encouraging comments, I really appreciate them! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> First thing in the morning tomorrow I will weigh in and take my measurements. I will then be going for a 30 minute walk/jog, followed by 20 x 2 steps, 2 minutes on the bike, 30 on the rowing machine and 20 sit-ups... <BR> <BR> I am going back to eating 1200 Calories a day. I found this the easiest way to lo... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:02:05 EST I really need to find my spark again... I am returning to my spark page in the hope I will get motivated again on this yoyo journey. <BR> <BR> I have let my diet and exercise slip these past few months and the weight is piling back on. I have gained about 7 kg since April. <BR> <BR> I stop and start my diet and exercise but always let it fall by the wayside. I know what I need to do, just getting my head in the right space and keeping there is the hardest thing... <BR> <BR> Now the weather is warming up I am finding I have ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:22:41 EST Where have I been? Falling into bad habits again and have put on nearly four kilograms in the last is so easy to fall by the wayside! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> BUT... <BR> <BR> As of tomorrow I am back up and at it again. My books are back out awaiting my menu plan and calorie count and I have my alarm set for 7am. Clothes, shoes, watch and headphones all ready to go! Let's go do it!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day, I know I will ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:13:46 EST On the road again... Well I finally JFDI (Just friggin do it) and went for a 35 minute run/walk combo. Sweated my butt off in this 37C (98.6F) heat and ran about 3.8 kilometres (2.36miles). <BR> <BR> I am still sweating as I write this post, but I feel good. The hot weather is continuing for a while longer yet, but the afternoon produced a lovely cool breeze which made it a lot better to run. Hopefully I dont get a headache this time... <BR> <BR> I put on about 400gms this past week so I really must MAKE m... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:28:49 EST Pebbles to count the Pounds <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stumbled upon this picture today and thought I would share.... <BR> <BR> What a brilliant idea! <BR> <BR> Why not try this to keep track of weight loss? I think it would be great motivation :) <BR> <BR> No exercise for me today, have had a bad headache all day today, it is easing now but I dont want to push my luck. <BR> <BR> It has been soooo hot here lately. For at least 3 weeks now the temperatures have been... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:42:05 EST Done! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 45 Minutes of exercise including walking/running for 30 minutes, 20 squats, 20 x 2 steps, 6 minutes on bike, some weight work, 20 sit ups. Burned 432 Calories and sweated my butt off! Gotta be happy with that as it is still very hot here, <BR> 32 C (89.6F) and it is 9.45pm! <BR> <BR> Has been a busy day today so I would have burned quite a few more calories :) <BR> <BR> Diet was good, didn't bre... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 06:15:40 EST Having a bad week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well as of tomorrow I will be up and going again with my diet and exercise. I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Damn peri menopause...has made my life miserable and of those around me this last week. I really think that exercise will improve the symptoms for me, well that is what I am hoping for... <BR> <BR> I have decided to brighten up my life starting with this page. Nice bright cheery colours fr... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:07:23 EST Weekly weigh in Another 100gms gone this week, slowly but surely :) <BR> <BR> I have had a terrible couple of weeks as far as my diet and exercise are concerned. I have had so much on that it has fell by the wayside...Hopefully I can get the inspiration back soon, because I do feel so much better when I can exercise. My diet this week has been a bit up and down. I have continued to have small portions but not counting the calories, so I am probably eating too much...My water consumption is still good. <BR... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:10:26 EST Weigh In Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> or WWW as I call it. Wake, Wee and Weigh lol! <BR> <BR> Down another 500 gms (1.10 lbs) this morning. I am pleased with that as my exercise has been a bit inconsistent this week. I am still doing it but not as regimental as before. I am continuing to eat 1200 calories per day, but I must get back to my strict exercise routine. I have 700 gms (1.54lbs) to go to an all up 10kg (22lbs) weight loss and 1.3 kg (2.86l... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:38:31 EST Using stickers as a reward <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am now using stickers for a reward to myself when I reach an achievement. You know the ones, just like you would give to children for positive behaviour and good work. So if I feel I have done well, I get a sticker :) <BR> <BR> I purchased a pack yesterday with awesome, perfect, wonderful, fantastic and terrific written on them, and today I might see if I can get some gold stars and smiley face ones. I figure ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 19:10:51 EST Don't you quit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> DONT YOU QUIT <BR> <BR> When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> <BR> and forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> <BR> So What! You went over your points a bit, <BR> <BR> It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit! <BR> <BR> It's a moment of truth, it'... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 02:33:35 EST Starting of the year a bit slow... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Damn this hot weather! <BR> <BR> It has been in the 40's for days now and I am not getting to go for my run. I did run the other night, but got so hot I thought my face was going to burn off, it was soooo red... <BR> <BR> The good thing is I dont feel so hungry when it is hot, so I haven't been going over my 1200 calorie limit. I have actually had a loss of 800gms in the last few days, but I miss my exercise. I... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 05:21:15 EST Hello 2012! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> An Old Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> May love and laughter light your days, <BR> and warm your heart and home. <BR> May good and faithful friends be yours, <BR> wherever you may roam. <BR> May peace and plenty bless your world <BR> with joy that long endures. <BR> May all life's passing seasons <BR> bring the best to you and yours! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 18:47:22 EST 2012 goals These about sum it up :) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Bring it on! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 00:02:25 EST Back on Track After a week off from exercise and my food diary, I had only gained 100gms when I weighed myself this morning. Not too bad as I had eaten some "bad" foods Christmas day. <BR> <BR> As of today I have started eating healthy again and tonight went for 20minute run through nearby sandhills, followed by 3.2 km on the stationary bike, 20 steps each leg, 20 lunges each leg, 20 squats, 100 hits of the fast ball, 10 push ups, 20 stomach crunches...850 calories burned! I thought I would be a bit unf... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:23:33 EST A good day Today I ate within my limit of 1200 calories, but this time spaced the food out evenly over the day. This way I wasn't hanging out and getting hungry between meals. For breakfast I had Porridge (286Cal) and then mid morning a cup of fruit salad with low fat yogurt (111cal) for my snack. For lunch I had a salad sandwich on soy and linseed bread (247cal). At 3pm I had a tub of low fat yogurt (135cal). For Dinner I made a healthy pizza (232cal) and another serving of fruit salad for dessert... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:58:05 EST About Me Hi my name is Tania, and I have finally got around to starting my spark page. I am here to record my journey and hopefully encourage others in their journey. <BR> <BR> I live in South Australia. I am a wife and mother of four, three adult girls and a teenage boy, I also have a 7yo grandson. <BR> <BR> I dont have a lot of weight to lose but have struggled to keep my weight down over the past 6 years. It has been a challenge to lose the little that I have lost this year, but hopefully next ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 07:28:18 EST