HAPPYKITTYNZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPYKITTYNZ HAPPYKITTYNZ'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/ success, sorta :) (keto-ish after a month) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399415 Well it's a few days off a month since my last update. <BR> I did indeed, do several keto recipes for all kinds of yummy treats, eg keto chocolate mug cake and I found all dissapointing, I was hopeful for "quick strawberry icecream" from ketodietapp / cookbook. but it was no good. I switched the natural fake sugar to erythritol/stevia blend, and its 1 for 1 sugar with less of the cold aftertaste, <BR> and that improoved it. but i was discouraged completely, lol, after 7 failures... .interest... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:43:57 EST First Week Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388254 So I have been integrating David into the Ketogenic diet, he's clearly never counted macro's before in his life, he finds it quite... disdainful; It has shown me; what three years straight on spark has taught me, I know the calories of nearly every item i consume! Dang, including ALL of the takeaways... <BR> <BR> Speaking of which we went through all of our top 6 take away places and chose the actual keto options on there; it was dismal, only ONE place of all that sold chicken nuggets, would... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:37:58 EST Keeping On, day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385918 Today David and I went to our new house, (first time to try living together), and,, we had had such a negative horrid experiencethe firsttime we went there, (shot video i think) um that i said if we had another negative experience today i'd walk out and cancel everything.. <BR> and that's exactly what happened. <BR> <BR> So tomorrow, i'll have tomake 6 or so aggressive phone calls, to make this mistake all undone. im notlooking forward to it, but living in an unlivable house, less so. <BR> ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:42:43 EST Back on Spark! wooo! Intro and Pics :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385722 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e097533-bff6-4bea-a77f-d71a3575db16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today my 2 year long partner, David and I did our first ever Keto Haul together,!! <BR> SO PROUD! <BR> previously I've done this diet alone.but actually David was super supportive,..But we decided to give it a go together. <BR> While we have different goals, mine 15% deficit a week his 10%increase a week, <BR> it can be doneon the exact same meal plan, we have both set to 20g ca... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:34:08 EST About three weeks in - committing for life to paleo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680571 Well hopefully commit for life. I have experienced weightloss, no cravings, energy and happiness in amounts I have not felt in 15 years.. Clean skin, higher libido, more able to handle life's upsets. <BR> <BR> I did however experience two bad headaches which I found out is the detoxing for wheat! They were shocking, the last two nights just flat energy, also related. <BR> Some call this carb flu. <BR> <BR> After this, (2. Weeks max) never again :) unless I stupidly eat pasta for some reaso... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:27:02 EST Results. Morning of Day Three. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669967 I actually have not eaten yet... I will break my fast when my body tells me to i think.. or .. maybe in another hour.. <BR> (its 9am) <BR> <BR> Anyway.. I had a feeling something had changed... and I measured my body <BR> <BR> These are my starting measurements as of <BR> 10th April: <BR> Weight: 108kgs / 238lb <BR> Waist 124cms /48 inch <BR> Hip 134cms / 52 inch <BR> Bust 132cms /51 inch <BR> Thigh 72cms 28 Inch <BR> <BR> Today.. 12th April. (thats two days) <BR> my waist is down 1 cm, m... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:34:35 EST Freaking Finally!! (Day Two of Twenty One) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669632 Like, seriously. OMFG. <BR> I can't believe how much energy I have! <BR> <BR> It all started, couple weeks back, reading my New Zealand Natural Medicine magazine. the BEST magazine i've read in my life because it only speaks the god's honest truth. It had an article on how wheat causes serious damage including gut permeability, I found it inspiring.. I had been VERY low bread as it was, it was enough to kick off my curiosity. <BR> <BR> Curiosity and me are a beautiful combination. <BR> I lo... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:30:59 EST July Update. a new edition to the family, pics :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419854 Hi Everyone! been a while, I mostly had an issue with the computer not letting me use the spark page that kept me away actually, (I think they updated the whole website's flash and I could never find how to update it till today) <BR> <BR> I have had an addition to the family, Bounce! she's 3 months old today actually, Happy birthday little girl!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1150014254.jpg"> <BR> Unfortunately still not toilet trained, but I'm learning.. On Augus... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:17:44 EST What I've learnt from January. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237416 I am so excited, because this is the first month in which I have tracked nearly every day. (The addition of the Spark People App has helped hugely). And because I did that, I was able to retrieve some useful data today when I typed up an excel spreadsheet. <BR> • I lose weight at 50% of the speed projected here on Spark. <BR> <BR> Which is wonderful to know, because that now gives me the power to play around with the numbers and the calories. You may or may not know, if you subtract 3500 Cal... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:31:24 EST How to make lasting change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229051 Good morning! First of all I'd like to say, Do you have any idea how awesome I am?? I am SO resourceful. Before I joined the Gym, I had found 15 or so classes I could attend, most of them FREE - here in Christchurch and I know if I can't afford the Gym next year, I'll still have every chance to succeed. And! I did something very cool today! I found a WICKED article on how to change ourselves. It's the best I've ever read on it. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna paraphrase it but I recommend reading the w... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:36:45 EST Ah-ha! So THAT's why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228166 I have been watching Biggest Loser (season 14) (over and over! lol) <BR> Yesterday morning I watched (ep4) Jillian go to Sunny's home and have a chat to her, she encouraged her to try new things and to chat to her mum about the pressure to be a doctor.. (She's 16 yo). And something she said about... Not being who she really was, sat with me.. Then I watched an earlier episode (ep2) And she said... "I feel like people judge me for my weight and not the person I really am" And suddenly it clic... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:34:01 EST Weekly Review: Jan Week 3. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215798 Well this week my efforts were slightly dampened by having Kelvin home. Having anyone around affects me actually, which is why I so deeply value alone time. <BR> That being said, he was nice and came to the gym once.. AND he did this work out all on his own: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=31r9mvsSvwc </link> I was very proud of him hehe. <BR> We decided since we were not travelling for our holiday to make a home holiday one thing we did was made every meal a brand new recipe we’ve nev... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:13:58 EST Chasing your Dreams.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215712 if you spent the 10 minutes it took me to read the first few pages of "Unlimited" by Jillian Michaels: <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Unlimited-Three-Step-<BR>Plan-Achieving-Dreams/dp/0307588319/re<BR>f=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358484045&sr=8-1<BR>&keywords=unlimited+jillian+michaels#r<BR>eader_B004J4WKCO </link> <BR> You might feel like I feel... Inspired, Empowered, Like a CHANGE maker! <BR> <BR> I've taken my Jillian-Obsession one step furthur, I've been rewatching "Losing it" and "Biggest Los... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:49:55 EST Working out... bit by bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200760 I have to say, it's easier to write a blog about something I've done than something I'm hoping I'll do.. lol. <BR> Mon and Tue I took off, Wed: AquaZumba Thu: Aquafit, and today I believe I'll do Yoga. <BR> AquaZumba was, probably the best word to describe it: silly. We all ended up laughing at one another and splashing each other and having a great time. Lots of the moves involved thrusting and wiggling your hips.... ONE BOY in the class lol. <BR> AquaFit yesterday was :O I gave it my all a... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:21:51 EST All zumba'd out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195322 <BR> Calories: <em>491</em> <BR> <BR> Spark kept asking me to eat 2200 calories a day... which I thought was mental, so I recalculated it all for about a good 45 minutes, Then I reset spark to reflect what I wanted... and turned out it was actually right.. I'm to eat 1900-2300 calories, with an average of 2100. <BR> (thats working out for an hour every day and that's aiming for 1kg down a week) I think. <BR> Actually that doesn't sound right, I realise that's a highly aggresive weight l... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:42:19 EST my second class at the gym... was.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193594 Zumba... <BR> I've not done proper zumba in a class before.. it was.. you know.. quite intense.. I'm not sure our hearts are supposed to be going like 150 BPM lol... for an hour, doesn't seem healthy.. <BR> OF COURSE, I'm the biggest girl there.. AGAIN.. but!!!! <BR> I didn't pike out or take rests... I gave it my all :) <BR> and I didn't know what I was doing, but gave it my best.. and I can pick up steps pretty quick :) Yeahh I dunno.... <BR> I don't know if I enjoyed it..... I guess cos ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:27:41 EST my first class at the gym... was....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193387 my gosh I didn't think i'd be nervous but then I really was 10 mins before hand suddenly, <BR> I went to stretch and release, which was straight up YOGA! <BR> I got there and somehow I was late.. probably cos i was worried and changing my outfit before I left.. everyone was on the floor, on mats, stretching out.. <BR> once again .. completely packed, and I had to get someone to move over just to let me get a spot in the room somewhere.. yikes. but.. I was supposedly a couple mins late.. <BR>... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:56:59 EST Biking at Bottle Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191730 I was very lucky, when Ewen (Guy I went on a couple dates with YEARS ago, now engaged to be married) asked me to go cycling with him... He even let me pick what type and what track. I know he has a road bike, but I asked to do mountain biking instead.. then .. I chickened out, because.. We only have steep straight up and down mountains here (Have never done them - People go to hospital from doing it).. not really tracks.. So he suggested.. Bottle Lake and I said.. Isn't that flat? and he said... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:36:45 EST Graph: weight loss over last 6 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190139 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1168375469.jpg"> <BR> (hard to read sorry, on the left the starting weight is 106kgs, (233 lb)) <BR> <BR> I started spark in June but didn't track until July, which this graph starts on <BR> 7th month: July, had got hang of the calorie tracker and made better food choices <BR> and very quickly became motivated and became injured before the 8th month. (weight shot up) I was banned from all exercise, and as you can see i had to make weight l... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 14:00:18 EST First day at the Gym. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189660 I recently signed up for The Complaint Free World challenge, in which I'm to say positive or neutral things, for 21 days straight. Supposedly it takes an average of 4 - 8 months to be able to master such a task hehe. Apparently negative thoughts are permissible.... but I count what I say online as my voice, so I am going to TRY to not have to "start over" today! <BR> <BR> I had such a unique "first" experience at the Gym today that it really surprised me.... But before I get into that, I'll ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:11:42 EST 100 superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186464 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=307 </link> <BR> Mmm looks delicious <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:25:13 EST my new recipe book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047101107.jpg"> <BR> Made the recipe book :) It was surprisingly easy? no more than 40 minutes all up? So yay.. Now I need to make the tab things and fill it with lovely loving recipes for beautiful breakfasts, lovely lunches and adorable dinners :) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:55:16 EST 2013 Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183104 Well, :) <BR> I decided to set my goal for the SIZE 18 JEAN! I actually chucked them on yesterday and measured how far away from buttoning up I am hehehe.. it's a good 16cms. <BR> I found that to be a rewarding kind of goal cos, 1) I can wear those jeans, and the many others in my size 18 box.. and two.. it's not like simple "weight loss" which isn't even phrased in the positive. I find that demotivating actually... <BR> Also it feels achievable, because I've been size 18 before. So once... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 02:34:05 EST dec 31st. 3kg lost. motivation lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181659 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407011025.jpg"> <BR> Made this little image up today, 106kgs on the left and a tidy 68 kgs on the right.... which ISNT my goal but 86 still had no waist.. I found a girl on the net who lost the same amount of weight (aprox 40kgs) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2029649541.jpg"> <BR> It's quite a radical difference. Huh? She looks wildly different. Her passion is fashion as you can see in both photos.. but gee she mus... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:05:54 EST Dec 30, reflecting on the year been, and goals for the next http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180059 Yay it's almost the new year! a wonderful opportunity to set new goals...I even bought a cute new goal setter book which I will be filling out tonight once I get all my scribbles into legible action steps hehe. <BR> Well I joined Spark in June of 2012, and I didn't get into it until July, but for that half year, I learnt so much, met some incredible people on here, I got injured and had to cancel my 5k race, but I am now healed :) I've only been for one run since but that's okay, more to come... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:34:15 EST Update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168302 Well.. my desire to exercise is building and building.. <BR> My desire to eat right is holding level at "not" lol. <BR> <BR> I am now switched to a paleolithic diet and I STRUGGLE with it.. I HATE eating meat... But I have to give it a decent go before I switch again I think!! and yeah.. who knows, it could be good for me. <BR> Maybe not. I dunno.. I dunno if I can even write this blog. <BR> <BR> In summary lol, I wanna lose weight cos Im sick of my body shape not fitting the clothes the... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:58:55 EST My New Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159392 I'm actually.. reasonably nervous about committing to this.. I signed up for a year.. .of... <BR> Martial Art Classes... at "The Academy of Combat" specialising in Weaponry.. Erm, Yeah. <BR> I start 3rd Jan, and I have 1 month to pull out, otherwise I'm committed financially. <BR> What possessed me to do this? I want to be strong.. Much stronger. mentally, in my confidence.. I wanna be focused in life. <BR> <BR> I asked them to let me try a class first and they said, it wouldn't give me a... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:45:07 EST I'm so excited... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118214 First off, I want to say my thoughts go out to the 6 million without power right now, from Hurricane Sandy, you are in my prayers, thoughts, posts, and I do ever so hope people are coping well :) <BR> <BR> Back in safe little new zealand.. <BR> I am happily doing my Body Revolution Program <BR> (Thank you Jillian Michaels, I <em>26</em> you!) <BR> I'm on Wednesday, aka Day Three, and those who know me on here, know this was the first program I tried when coming onto to Spark and I LOVED ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:45:01 EST Insulin Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111514 I have been reading up on Metabolic Syndrome /Syndrome X/ Insulin Resistance.. <BR> and the consequential action plans. I also researched The Warrior Diet, The Paleolithic Diet, and my future is looking grim when it comes to food, Basically, cut all flour, all bakery items, all sugar, all process items, all fat, all fatty meat.. Leaving.. Fruit, Veges and Lean Meats? Can you imagine what it'd be like to ahve that for breakfast.. big plate of vege.. as well as lunch bleh <BR> I think I need ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:04:19 EST I realised something today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102730 Yeah yeah.. I have PCOS, yeah it's hard to burn 7000 calories a week with just exercise then be 7000 calories in deficiency with my food instake ... But everyone has things in life that are hard... EVERYONE. (at some point) <BR> <BR> From what I have understand, When you have fat on your body it stores hormones within the fat, and an excess of fat, can create a hormone disruption that makes it easy to gain weight back. <BR> It took me about.... I would say... 2 months to lose my last kg. an... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:41:41 EST *Splash* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100747 Yesterday I asked my flatmate/friend Sara to take me swimming, well, I paid for her, and drove us.. lol but you know what I mean right? freestyle! We popped into the pool and she read out loud from a sign "NO PRIVATE LESSONS ALLOWED IN THE POOL WITHOUT EXPRESSED PERMISSION FROM STAFF" I gave her a look of defiance and we began my swimming lesson. <BR> She was great! she let me pick the colour of the kick board I wanted, I went with pink :) then I changed my mind and went with sea green - And ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:56:59 EST My Calorie Calculations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098844 First of all, I want to talk about my calorie deficiency <BR> (other topics: working out schedule(done) herbalist, exercise calorie comparisons) <BR> <BR> in Week one of measuring I achieved a deficiency of 8045 which was a loss of 300 grams( that is made up of 1 hour and 10 mins of exercise each day, totalling 3900 calories) <BR> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Week Two, calorie deficiency, 3122, made up of 1 hour and 40 mins exercise each day (Total of 4000 calories) and i GAINED 1.5kgs. ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:36:50 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095360 Yesterday I had a discussion with Hamish that upset me so much... I binged ate on: <BR> 2 biscuits, 1 mini snickers and 30 chocolate pebbles aka: 280 calories. I attempted to train myself to use the exercise bike when stressed instead.. but.. for the first time in ever? I felt guilt at eating this much... yet in the scale of my historic binges, it was a small one. Its just that I had preplanned my meals and cookies were not on the list! lol. The guilt was an entirely new and WELCOME feeling :... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:10:11 EST Food and Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094311 Hiya! I'm a happy girl today.. it's so sunny and warrrrrmmmm (coming up summer here in NZ). the sun is flitting into the window onto my bare legs :) <em>67</em> <BR> I wanted to share a couple of things <BR> Firstly, I am more of a facebook sorta person... and I decided to make a fitness page.. I share inspirational weight loss stuff - Stuff that inspires me and others :) So if you're into that... the link is: <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/kittyisfit </link> <BR> <BR> Secondly, Food.... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:23:12 EST H20 (and a link to a lovely meal planner) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092091 Yesterday I met with the nutritionist, for our 3rd meeting, and Well, she taught me how to manage my immense chocolate cravings that I get - Said to buy a bag of mini snickers and store them in the freezer.. Well I'm having an emotionally started craving, and I can't even find them in the freezer it's that jammed packed hahaha. <BR> But regardless, I got all inspired and wrote out a beautiful meal plan for 1500 calories, with a low gi counterpart of morning tea and afternoon tea (to keep that... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:57:19 EST The Pegasus Un-Fun Run. (and stuff about calories) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090272 I wish I could say .. yayyayaya I did a 10k race today and share all my photos in delight <BR> Especially like Leah did here on Spark <BR> .... but I really did have such a horrible time of it, That I simply cant.. <BR> <BR> I suppose like life, we can either look at the good or the bad of things and i will represent both in this blog, cos both happened... <BR> <BR> Sara, Kelvin and I, got up very early yesterday morning to go out to Pegasus, ( a very small development with 10,000 too sho... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 17:10:18 EST Vegan Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082642 <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=39_<BR>meatfree_recipes_for_world_vegetarian_day </link> <BR> <em>267</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:29:37 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078793 HAPPYKITTYNZ is sick of this - I can't lose weight :( 2 days ago <BR> <BR> <BR> Member Comments About This Activity: <BR> <BR> PLYNSN316: So sorry you're having such a hard time! DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!!! Keep at it! Keep up with the food tracking, keep up with the fitness and it will come off!!! It will!!! : 2 days ago <BR> <BR> 2BDYNAMIC: Hang in and don't give up! .......... in the Spark, they mention when peeps are not losing .................... : 2 days ago <BR> <BR> -MOJOJOJO-: dit... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:25:56 EST Feeling a bit stronger :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078774 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73239240.jpg"> <BR> Lookkkkkk This is the print out before I get my race number of 4299. Kelvin is doing it with me, he got 4300. And Sara is ALSO doing it and Sharlayne, But I don't know their numbers. <BR> <BR> I feel... happy about it. I haven't done the training as much as My trainer, wanted me to do... <BR> Floss is his name. I got a photo with him last weekend: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400577188.jpg"> ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:00:13 EST Why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071692 These are the reasons I came up with, for ... ... Well, to get up at 7am and walk 10km lol. Or whatever we call that. <BR> <BR> - To come into my own <BR> - To have Beauty, Strength, Energy, Confidence and Vibrance <BR> - To be Resilient, Proud, Unstoppable and Galvanized <BR> - To look back and see how far I've come <BR> - Because Life is a Verb <BR> - To appreciate the body that God gave me <BR> - Because when positive change occurs in me, it spreads to the ones I love. <BR> - To have fini... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:19:58 EST a new moon rising. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061160 I have had a rough week actually, I remember the word "miserable" coming out of my mouth! But right now, I'm happy. <BR> <BR> Today I did one hour with Floss. my personal trainer, it was absolutely the hardest yet - I have very little memory of what we did.. I remember losing the ability to see at one point lol, thats how hard we worked out, There was 100 club, boxing, running up and down stairs, speed walking.. skipping, pushups, tricep dips, wall sits.. KETTLEBALL!... it's all a blur.. <BR... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 04:35:37 EST I'd like to talk about my weight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056391 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l85485311.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l632072188.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's quite hard to see with the images reduced in size like that, but, <BR> The top is a page I made for my facebook banner, and the lower is my weight journey since joining spark. <BR> Starting at 106kg (233lb) down to 103 quite quickly with Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. I was then injured and unable to exercise.. and then I got depressed ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:51:04 EST A good night's rest. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054069 I just woke up feeling so relaxed and happy that the only word to describe the feeling is Euphoric. Which I've never felt before... But I suppose I also have never valued my happiness before, so it makes sense.. <BR> <BR> I have been doing lots of nice things in my life, ever since I wrote somewhere.. I think my mirror? with a whiteboard marker "I value my health and happiness" <BR> The sentence has changed my life hehe. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the final of Active Canterbury, we did Zumba ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:26:08 EST Proud Heart Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046163 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175183200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made myself proud of myself today!!! <BR> Today was my second day at my new job, in Telephone Sales, it's actually quite good in terms of telemarketing because they have already used our service a year ago. <BR> So great for a beginner, which I am. <BR> I did notice however, my skills in TOASTMASTERS get used. :) Sometimes you have to think off the top of your head (which in toastmasters is called table topics). ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:10:51 EST Weighing in and a semi book review :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041488 Ooh. Monday, Weigh in day. I think I'll weigh in the first Monday of every Month? From now on. <BR> <BR> The past week, I haven't tracked food, but I know I have eaten about 1200 to 1400. I have even managed to stop snacking which is interesting. I'm not sure how I did, I guess I have been busy and not had time to be bored / and crave food? Also I don't eat much when I'm sad.. And I have been recently. <BR> However if I was being picky, I would say I haven't eaten on time or enough. <BR> F... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:10:40 EST Ah.. why don't you just go and LOVE yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037726 “You have to love yourself first before you can love anyone else” <BR> Ok I’ve heard it before.. but what the heck does that ACTUALLY and practically mean? <BR> <BR> So I thought to myself, how else do I figure things out? I googled “how to love yourself”, And now I'm going to paraphrase bits of articles I read :) <BR> <BR> ***Why I need to love myself more: <BR> Well, To be honest, It’s not something I’ve ever noticed, it’s usually something a friend will directly tells me – and its happen... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:24:39 EST a collection of thoughts, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031685 sorry in advance, this blog will lack plot.. infact, I don't even know what I want to write about.. but things will take a direction as they do. <BR> <BR> I have had a cold for several days now.. It's almost as strong as a flu, altho, I had a flu not long back that was three weeks, it was hugeeee... (It might be the same one that people are recently dying from).. Nate told me about this girl who was fit and healthy 39 of age, who went to bed with the flu and woke up... well actually, she di... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:50:36 EST The Five Year Regret. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030441 Where I'm at... <BR> <BR> Well, I'm not longer in that sweet stage of "yay we broke up" i'm now in the really angry and hurt stage.. Sweet Becky asked me (not knowing me hardly) if I missed him - and I said heck no! I hate him! lol, <BR> I don't know if it's worth explaining, I'm sure if I put the effort in and described it all clearly, everyone would understand and get why I'm so hurt... but then.. what's the point in delving into my sadness. (sweet pea). <BR> <BR> On the other hand, in t... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:30:10 EST Free as a bird. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026897 I woke up this morning, and realised I was a different woman - From last week, from four months ago, from five years ago..(when Nate met me) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71795437.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’m different to Kelvin in just about every way.. I don’t value safety and comfort like him I don't based my decisions in life on fear. <BR> Today my not-so-close friend accused me at my age I’d be seeking security, but that’s *so* NOT me actually! <BR> <BR> I seek conf... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:10:09 EST Uber Happiness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025288 Yesterday I was happy *all* Day. That hasn't happened, since I went ski-racing at the age of 15.. like... in a LONG time. <BR> <BR> I had Aquafit class, it was intense, I sweated so much, GROSS EW!! and yet.. fortunately, it was in the pool so no one saw hhaha, and I've worked out that hard before with Jillian Michaels dvds, but, I didn't have the soreness or ache after, cos.. it was in the pool!! WIN <BR> I made friends with Karen, 4 kids, Works, does aqua fit 3-5 times a week.... omg.. she... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:16:22 EST