FLYCHRISTI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLYCHRISTI FLYCHRISTI'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/ The second trip of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885212 Last week I was on a mini vacation in Aetolia-Akarnania and Ipirus. <BR> The nature of Aetolia-Acarnania which has water as its dominant, is full of habitats and archaeological sites. 5 natural lakes, 4 artificial lakes, 3 lagoons and 3 rivers including Acheloos River, the longest in Greece which forms a vast delta in the Ionian Sea. All these places are protected by Ramsar and Natura 2000 and give the area its unique character. In this water framework you will find: the homeresque cities Ple... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:54:05 EST It's snowing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873276 It is cold and it's snowing! It is wonderful because here in Greece we don't have so much snow, so when it happens it seems so special to us... <BR> I was back home from work and didn't want to go inside. I did a nice walk for 50min while the snow if falling gently around me. <BR> See the photos...It is magic!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524126795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217755610.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:54:51 EST The first trip of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869145 I love traveling!I like to be on the road and see new places and new people! I like to travel without a specific destination, just go on and on and on... <BR> last Friday I left very early in the morning for Larissa. It is a major city in central Greece with a very large plain and I had never been there. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1640424983.jpg"> <BR> Crops in lake Karla <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992180614.jpg"> <BR> &#913; ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 06:46:55 EST Vacation end. The next day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819270 I was in Risa for about ten days. Ten hard working days but also ten relaxing days by the sea. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1353295140.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l7113316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my house <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1268640168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this is my veranda, a place for relaxing and dreaming <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402801617.jpg"> <BR> <... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:29:57 EST My friends and I! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806303 October 17,2014 and off we go!!! <BR> Six crazy women from 51 to 65 years old go out for a wonderful weekend, as they do usually three of four times every year. <BR> Friday evening and we are in Nafplio , the most wonderful town of Greece. It was also the first capital of Greece before Athens. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l190384731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311751381.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:46:34 EST WEC goals for BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801279 BLC challenge Week 5 <BR> Week end challenge: <BR> <BR> Read the activities: Done and understood <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Review your BLC 26 goals : I have found them,thanks to Cat's instructions and ... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Track your food for Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday: <em>39</em> Only Monday tracked as I was out of town and out of internet too. <BR> <BR> Eat 2 green veggies on any day: Done on Friday (cabbage and beets romaine lettuce by the sea!) <em>368</em> ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:27:35 EST It is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789466 It is so hard to get on track when you are out of it... <BR> You find excuses, you say I am tired, I don’t have time, I will start tomorrow, I have to clean my house and after that I go for a swim (but you never go because after the heavy cleaning, you feel exhausted). <BR> You do the same with food. I can only eat a little bit (and you empty a whole plate), it is so delicious, how can I resist, tomorrow I will change my attitude against food, it is simply wonderful, just a piece of cake, wha... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:44:09 EST Repors on the day number 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714659 I woke up at 6.00 in the morning. <BR> I had my delicious glass of warm water,honey and lemon,which stimulates and cleans all the body. <BR> Shower and anti-cellulite cream. (at the end of the ten days a new Aphrodite will appear from the sea of Riza) <BR> <BR> Breakfast: A big fruit salad <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> Gardening for one hour.The property is 14 acres big,so I have a lot to do. <BR> <em>434</em> <em>146</em> <em>214</e... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:51:49 EST Reports on the day number 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713831 I woke up at 6.30 in the morning. <BR> A glass of hot water with honey and lemon. <BR> A shower and my anti-cellulite cream <BR> A nordic walking for 30min <BR> <em>548</em> <BR> Swimming in the sea for 30min <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> Cooking my lunch for 30min. <BR> Breakfast: fresh fruits <BR> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <BR> Working in the garden for 1 hour. <BR> Eating my delicious briam (vegetable roasted with olive oil and turmeric) <BR> <em>140</em> <BR> Watching a Star T... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:06:46 EST Reports on the day number 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712885 I spend the half day on the trip from Athens to Riza. <em>433</em> <BR> During the trip: <BR> -one liter of parsley beverage,which enhances metabolisme <BR> -one liter of nettle and verbena beverage with lemon. <BR> -15 red cherries <BR> <BR> Lunch: boiled vegetable with olive oil(carrots,zuccini,potatoes) <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> A little walk of 20min around my property making plans for the 10 days. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> A nice nap of one hour with nothing to disturb me! <em>10... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 15:21:20 EST MY 10 DAYS VACATION IN RIZA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712563 May 2014 was a hard month for me. <em>198</em> <BR> So much things to do in difficult situations...I felt down...and down... and down... but STOP!!!!! HOW DOWN CAN I GO AT LAST? <BR> The 5% Spring Challenge was not so good for me. I barely managed to be in! <BR> I am tired and pretty disappointed and this goal...TO BE HEALTHY AND ACTIVE...seems so hard to me... <BR> Over the past month I have awesome pain in my legs. I know that it was due to tendonitis, but the fact that I have so much... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:12:21 EST A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666175 Yesterday it was my day! My A day!!! <BR> It was wonderful, relaxing,quiet and it became more beautiful because of you. <em>220</em> <BR> First thing in the morning I walked for 30min <em>311</em> <BR> and then went to the swimming pool for 40min <em>237</em> . <BR> Back home I coocked a pasta soufle for my kids (for me it was vegetable soup and fresh salad) <em>551</em> and then spend the whole day filing the movies I have in my collection ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:14:47 EST Comparisons between previous and future challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657537 MY WEIGH-IN REPORT OF WINTER CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Starting Weight (1/18) : 108.5 kilos <BR> 1/25: 107.5 <BR> 2/1: 107.5 <BR> 2/8: 107.5 <BR> 2/15: 106.5 <BR> 2/22: 105.5 <BR> 3/1: 104.5 <BR> 3/8: 104 <BR> 3/15: 102 <BR> <BR> Total so far: 0 <BR> Kilos to 5% goal: 5 <BR> <BR> SW: 108.5 <BR> 5%:5 <BR> GW: 103.5 <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> THE DESIRED RESULTS OF THE SPRING CHALLENGE FOR WHICH I AIM TO DO MY BEST <em>521</em... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:19:51 EST MEASUREMENTS AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648153 MEASUREMENT TODAY'S ENTRY LAST ENTRY <BR> <BR> Starting weight 108,5 kilos <BR> <BR> Weigh yourself (weekly) 102 kg 104 - 3/9/2014 <BR> Measure your Waist (monthly) 113 cm 120 - 2/15/2014 <BR> Measure your Hips (monthly) 134 cm 137 - 2/15/2014 <BR> Measure your Thigh (monthly) 78 cm 78 - 2/15/2014 <BR> Measure your Upper Arm (monthly) 36cm ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:56:04 EST A one-week mini challenge until Christmas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566959 One week left until Christmas day. <em>446</em> <BR> A day with family and friends <em>220</em> and my three cats <em>239</em> and delicious foods <em>471</em> . <BR> In order to keep myself on track, I decided to do a one-week mini challenge until Christmas day. <BR> <BR> My goal is to keep on track and give away 2 kilos. <BR> How will I do do this? <BR> - Exercise at least 30 min per day. <em>311</em> <BR> - Swimming at least 30 min per day <em>237</em> <BR> ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:44:13 EST Travelling around Greece No 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553854 This is a trip of 2 days in Nafplio with my best friends. We use to go there every year and we always have fun! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l56111073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Larissa Castle of Argos. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063446706.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Built during the 12th century, this castle was captured by the Crusaders, but in 1388 the Republic of Venice took possession. The Ottomans plundered the castle in 1397 and most... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 01:36:19 EST Travelling around Greece (Valtos No 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552571 This is the second part of my first journey of 2013. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1848979341.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The kingdom of God Acheloos. As it was a very big and strong and difficult to manage river, ancient greeks believed it was a god, a god that never was satisfied and made their life very hard. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1373754147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928385289.... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 05:44:09 EST Travelling around Greece! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552559 Many days ago,I promised to write a blog about my recent trips. <BR> Better late than never! <BR> I have done many things from May 2013 till now and I want to share it with you. <BR> Here is a summary of what will follow: <BR> <BR> - MAY: Valtos Mountains-Evritania <BR> -JUNE: Nafplio <BR> - JULY: Acheloos River <BR> -AUGUST: Cape Maleas. <BR> -SEPTEMBER: Navarino-Pylos <BR> -OCTOBER: Tinos Island. <BR> -NOVEMBER: Nafpaktos Mountains. <BR> Lefkada Island. <BR> ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 03:24:36 EST 5% Fall Challenge - Activity List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511364 Fall Challenge begins today <em>224</em> <em>250</em> <em>249</em> <em>257</em> <em>465</em> <BR> This is the list of all the pre-challenge activities. It was hard for me to accomplish it, but I did it! <BR> <BR> 1-Exercise Plan <BR> * Walk 7 days/week at least 30 minutes.. <em>311</em> <BR> * Swimming 3 days/week at least 30 minutes, aim for 40 minutes. <em>237</em> <BR> * Strength exercises 3 days/week for 30 minutes <em>362</em> <BR> * Learn to do nordic walking... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:43:53 EST 5% Spring Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353079 We are off at last!!! <em>105</em> <BR> We will be together for the next 8 weeks and I am very happy for this. <em>220</em> <BR> Easter vacation is at the end so, let's see what we can do (I think we can do our best) <BR> For the beginning, today: <BR> I walked 20 min early in the morning. <em>311</em> <BR> I did a good stretching for 6 min. <em>401</em> <BR> I cleaned up the house and cooked stuffed vegetables <em>370</em> <BR> I cleaned up my fridge. <em>435</em> <... Sat, 11 May 2013 12:05:54 EST New Habit 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275335 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> <BR> I am very satisfied from myself, but nobody' s perfect! <BR> Yesterday evening I had a little mess in my detox plan. This was past and today everything is all right. But... I have to remember: <BR> <BR> - I have not to stress myself a lot. <BR> - Never let myself be tooooo tired. <BR> - Never go to bed after 23.00 <BR> - Never leave myself without energy (food) whatever it is. <BR> Yesterday evening I did ALL THESE. <em>39</em> <BR> and as a res... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 04:26:26 EST New Habit 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273704 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> <BR> I feel more active. <BR> I practice consisency. <BR> I feel lighter, like I "blow out". <BR> I appreciate myself for what he is doing. <BR> I look forward to spring without the fear of "what am I gonna wear? I have nothing!" <BR> I see my scale go down and down and down... <BR> I have fun. <BR> I know I can make it! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>363</em> <em>237</em> <em>362</em> <em>267</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>334</em... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:24:50 EST New Habit 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272061 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> <BR> - I visualize the end of my 8 weeks Rookie Running program, which I continue today as I feel better. The flu is over! <BR> - I did the exercise first thing in the morning as I wrote yesterday in my blog. <BR> - I choose a nice road in order to make it nicer. <BR> - I thought a lot of nice things during the walk. <BR> - I couldn't wait to be back home and report all that to SP. <BR> It was realy good! <BR> <em>9</em> ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 02:12:01 EST New Habit 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271398 Second day - Second question: <BR> <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> How will I do exercising something more than a habit? <BR> I have some ideas which are not mine but came from your support, and I am gonna use them in order to success <em>224</em> <BR> - I just do it and never question. That's all!!! (KRISTINSGOALS) <BR> - First thing in the morning to avoid the guilt of putting it off.(TURTLETALK) <BR> - Make it second nature and not having to think about. (GOANNA2) <BR> - Put some ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 16:46:52 EST New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270678 <BR> The questions I'm going to be answering are: <BR> 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve upon? <BR> 6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it! <BR> 7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team <BR> <BR> First blog-first question. <BR> I wish to develop exercising. <BR> <BR> For years and years I used ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 06:29:12 EST My bedroom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252307 Trying to feel better after a month of hard work by an old aunt, I decided to move the furniture of my bedroom and change place to everything. <BR> Yesterday morning I did a detailed clean-up of the room and then... <BR> Voila my new room, mes amies! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1614353816.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1722815891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724074178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 07:05:41 EST 14 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215759 It was a relaxing Sunday but now, I dont know how it happens I dont have time at all. The week to come is in front of me with soooo much to do... <BR> The report of the day: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = quite well (and better that yeterday) <BR> <BR> Exercise = 60 min swimming <em>237</em> <BR> 43 min walking <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> No strength exercise today <BR> <BR> My mood = fine ( I am a little bit anxious about my son) <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> My sleep = I a... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:43:29 EST 13 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214477 It s Saturday! At 6:00 in the morning I pick-up the christmas decoration. It s a lot of work because I have a lot of things! Then a quick cleaning of the house, <em>436</em> then cooking (lentils soup with carrot and kale salad), <em>140</em> then cleaning the fridge, then arrange washed clothes, then mop the balconies, then...then...then... and at the end I went to work for 3 hours. <BR> A calm and restful Saturday!... <BR> I dont complain, because I love to see my house ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:42:56 EST 12 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214412 Friday was an interesting day for me! It s the first time in my life I visited a psychiatric and it was a good experience for me. The doctor was nice, she explained a lot of things to me and she told that my problem will be solved. I am optimist by nature, so I believe that everything will be fine (of course I have to work hard for this). <BR> The report of the day: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = not perfect but quite good <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise = 15 min walking (the minimum I have to do... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:34:59 EST 11 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211633 I am exhausted but... tomorrow is F R I D A Y <em>334</em> . <BR> Tomorrow I am not going to the hospital (my morning work) because I have an appointment with a psychiatrist. <em>282</em> <BR> As I said I want to beat my "monster" once and for all and I am gonna use any means to achieve that. If I need medical help I am gonna ask for it. <em>386</em> <BR> Today s report: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = out of range of calories (250 calories plus) but at least I did good choices <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:56:17 EST 10 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210098 I am sooo tired! <BR> It s difficult to be out of the house for 12 hours every day, but that s life... <BR> Todays report: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = quite well <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise = 20 min walking ( I can make it better) <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Strength exercise = O.K. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> My mood = so and so <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Sleep = O.K. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I feel that this week I will not reach my goal <em>39</em> <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:35:58 EST 9 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207696 It s Monday, the second week of my journey. It was a difficult day, but I ve learned something today: When I am tired, the monster beats more easily and I cannot resist. So...I read a lot about the power nap, and I am gonna have some tomorrow, between the morning and the evening work. <BR> I have my "arms"...I am not gonna give up! <BR> Todays report: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = not so good, not so bad(because I ve learned something for myself) <BR> <BR> Exercise = 30 min walking <em>311</em> ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:20:07 EST 8 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205975 Today it was a day with family. We were invited for lunch, we ate (not a lot but not within the calories range) and we gave and took the last gifts for Christmas 2012. It was aa very very warm meeting! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1366594980.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425727440.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1231951274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:31:03 EST 7 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203358 <em>248</em> <em>9</em> <em>248</em> <em>9</em> <em>248</em> <em>9</em> <em>248</em> <BR> Today it was my weight-in day and I ve reached my goal! But...not only goal met but I doubled it! <BR> That means 2 kilos given away for good. <BR> The report of the day: <BR> Nutrition = O.K. <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise = walking 40 min 3,1km. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Strength exercise = O.K. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Swimming = O.K. for 40 min. <em>237</em> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:41:57 EST 6 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202221 A not so good day today... <em>39</em> <BR> The emotional eating monster struck again! <em>493</em> <em>480</em> <BR> Today s report: <BR> Nutrition = disaster. Over 2000 calories <BR> <BR> Strenght exercise = no because my waist hurts due to the morning work at the hospital. <BR> <BR> Exercise = O.K. I walked 30 min. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Sleep = O.K. As soon as I finish the blog I go to bed. <BR> It was ok until afternoon and then...I ate and ate and ate. Tomorrow is my wei... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:31:14 EST 5 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200773 What a day!!! <BR> I left home at 8:00 in the morning and came back at 22.15. <BR> I am exhausted <em>24</em> but I get more money and I know it s good for my goal. <BR> After all...tomorrow it s Friday. <em>224</em> <BR> Today s victory: I found the time to walk one hour. <em>334</em> <BR> The report of the day: <BR> Nutrition = O.K. (everyday goes better that the previous one!). <em>190</em> <BR> Strength exercise = O.K. upper body. <em>362</em> <BR> Exercise = 1 hour walkin... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:34:11 EST 4 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199019 These last few days I am working hard, but I think it s better for my goal. I keep my mind and my body always buzy and I have not time to eat mindless It s a wonder how I can find time to sleep 8 hours a day! <BR> Today s report: <BR> <BR> Nutrition = O.K. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2009798021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Calories = 1432 <em>293</em> <BR> <BR> Strenght exercise = O.K. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise = 20min walking. <BR> <BR> I have done a big plate ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:21:14 EST 3 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197182 I think that 2013 will be my favorite year! <BR> A report for today: <BR> Nutrition = O.K. <em>190</em> <BR> Exercise = 20 min walking <em>311</em> <BR> Strength exercise = O.K. <em>319</em> <BR> My mood = so and so (better than yesterday) <BR> No time to write more because I have to sleep 8 hours <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I feel fine and I am happy <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:20:11 EST 2 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194425 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606849944.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first healthy meal of 2013!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912528825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My oncles and me on 1 January 2013. Let s say this is my start photo. <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did a big nice walk of 2.5km for 30 min. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> The first "little" goal until next Saturday: GIVE AWAY 1 KILO. Now I am going to do everything I need to reach my f... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:51:46 EST 1 of 176 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192756 A New Year...a new month...a new week...a new me?Why not? It s a common secret that nothing remains the same. So, every day we talk about a new me! <BR> I have my goals for the 2013 (as I do every year), and looking back in 2012, I see that it was a very good year for me ( &#921; cannot say the same for my country unfortufnately!) <em>647</em> <BR> The only goal missed from 2012 was my body. I am heavy, I feel heavy,I look heavy and this is not good for me. <em>15</em> <BR> I decided to... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:20:20 EST Day 5 of 365 Days Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132257 At 6 o clock in the morning the big day begins! <BR> A full, healthy breakfast <em>478</em> <em>481</em> <BR> A shower , a look at the weather (and it was sunny ) <em>67</em> <BR> A quick check at my stuff <em>256</em> <BR> A quick outfit <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1412800802.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and off we go for my first official <em>364</em> <BR> <BR> In front of the stadium it was a huge crowd. The participants of the 5K were 6.500 people an... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:09:38 EST Day 4 of 365 Days Streak. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132201 SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER! <BR> This is the day for me. Today I walk/run a 5K in the Athens Classical Marathon!!! <BR> <em>363</em> <em>331</em> <em>312</em> <em>68</em> <BR> I will tell you the whole story.I was inspired and impressed from my good Spark Friend LINDAKAY228. I love her, I admire her and thanks to Linda I said to myself the magic words "why not me?" <em>247</em> . <BR> Then it was FITFABJENN, so motivating her story for me! <em>304</em> <BR> And at the end it was th... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:03:45 EST Day 3 of 365 Days Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132197 It was Saturday, I didnt had the time to write a word! <BR> I am buzy buzy buzy preparing home for winter and the annual Christmas bazaar of Scouts. <BR> Of course I am totally out of track but...I am so thankful for my life and I have a surprise for you. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all my Spark Friends! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:46:16 EST Day 2 of 365 Days Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128556 Rain in Athens! Too much rain but realy welcome <em>27</em> <BR> On Monday we had 29oC and swam in the sea <em>237</em> <BR> Today the temperature is 15oC and we are looking for blankets and quilts! <BR> <BR> I love winter <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1459667999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today it was a day not so good <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I did my olives <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l89146464.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:29:28 EST Day 1 of 365 Days Streak. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127609 Today I' ve made a decision: I will write 365 blogs, one for each day, until 8 November 2013. The goal is: accountability, consistency, perseverance. The ultimate goal is a perfect health, a very good physical condition and wellbeing. <BR> Fall in Athens! <em>257</em> <BR> Fall in Greece...such a beauty!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407894562.jpg"> <BR> It was a very good day for me. <em>41</em> <BR> Workout: walking 25 min <BR> dancin... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:01:07 EST About Switzerland sixth part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009396 Today is the day for the A L P S!!!!!! We are going to visit the region of Interlaken and see the famous Jungrfau, one of the highest peaks of the Alps. <BR> This is the Lauterbrunnental, which means the valey of Lauterbrunnen,one of the deepest valleys of the Alps. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268971636.jpg"> <BR> The peaks near Jungfrau (that means "the young lady" and that s the name of the highest peak). <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:06:30 EST About Switzerland fifth part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008274 Hello dear Sparkers! <BR> Today we are leaving the wondeful town of Luzern and go find the Emmenthal land! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506785383.jpg"> <BR> Sitting at a train station with the company of a bronze-lady! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158877993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713597446.jpg"> <BR> Et voila!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385424557.jpg"> <BR> The... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:00:41 EST About Switzerland fourth part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003813 Hi again. <BR> If I want to finish it, I have to continue! <BR> We are in Konstanz,Germany, at the borders with Switzerland. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l491549424.jpg"> <BR> The Bodensee. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l381093803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634605862.jpg"> <BR> Now we take the road to the canton of Appenzell. In the background you can see for the last time the Bodensee. <BR> <img ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:58:36 EST About Switzerland third part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999623 Sorry for yesterday but I had no time at all! Today we are going to visit the cascade of Rhein. <BR> Leaving Saint Ursanne early in the morning, we followed the little mountain routes and not the highway. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l93330176.jpg"> <BR> After two hours we arrived at Rheinfelden, a nice, old little town by the river Rhein, just in the borders with Germany. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382027152.jpg"> <BR> The bridge of th... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 13:48:15 EST About Switzerland second part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995802 Good morning dear sparkers! <BR> The journey to Helvetia (as the old citizens call it) continues. After visiting Geneva, the lake Leman,Lausanne and Ouchy, we are now in the day number four and of we go for the wonderful region of Jura! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l930100926.jpg"> <BR> Jura is a mountain or better a sierra at the west side of Switzerland and it belongs both in France and Switzerland. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l4697339... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 06:50:29 EST