HAPPYNHEALTHY12's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPYNHEALTHY12 HAPPYNHEALTHY12'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/ Jan 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198503 Last two days have gone good...I have not had an official workout, because work has given me a couple of very effective physical days, and I am bushed at the end of the day. I will need to get up early again and get the walks in...Food has been good, good choices and not overdone. Water intake has increased but room for improvement there. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:00:47 EST Jan 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195071 OH BOY <BR> <BR> Been a while since I was here... <BR> <BR> Update Good news, I have not gained any weight since I ve been gone. <BR> <BR> Bad news, I have not LOST any weight sice I've been gone... <BR> <BR> I had a yucky flu mid OCT, and just could not get motivated to track and work out. I did however keep an eye on my food and tried to not over do it... <BR> <BR> I am sure if I tracked through the time I have been away, I would be displeased and see there is lots of room for improvem... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:17:51 EST Thursday Oct 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103583 Just wanted to touch base as I have not been on the site much this week...I have not logged my food intake as lots of it left just as quick as it was recieved. I am on the mend but still not moving very well or eating too much, I am giving myself permission to put the "weight loss" lifestyle on hold for a few more days and concentrate on getting over this flu or whatever it was. I hope by Monday to be back on track and in the groove again. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:12:28 EST Monday Oct 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099701 Well I had a not so great food weekend, ate several things that really have no place in a healthy diet. I am not overly bummed, truth be told I think I wanted a break from counting and tracking and being so vigillant. Sunday was better and I did not really go over total calories by too much on any day, just did not eat really well and made some iffy choices. Last night in the middle of the night the stomach bug fairy paid me a visit (could it be Karma?)...I am still not able to keep anything ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:25:25 EST Thursday Oct 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095176 All is well in my world today, work is busy and I am feeling good and in control....I am noticing that I have less desire to eat unhealthy foods as the days go by and I really cannot overeat anymore. I am trying to really savor the food I do eat and as a consequence, any desire for "seconds" or even finishing one portion has all but disappeared. <BR> <BR> My clothes get a little looser every week, I am not making HUGE HUGE strides, but I have only really been at this for 2 months, and I am v... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:31:21 EST Tuesday Oct 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092502 I am feeling very healthy and on top of this whole lifestyle change. I spent a Thanksgiving weekend eating very well, leaving the unhealthy treats on the plate, indulging in a tiny piece of pumpkin pie, having a lovely turkey dinner, but skipping the mashed taters and gravy. I felt happy with my healthy choices and fully satisfied with the special meal. <BR> <BR> I walked 4 miles in very high gear each day while away and completed the C25K run when I came home yesterday. <BR> <BR> Each time... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:46:49 EST Thursday Oct 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086855 This weekend is Thanksgiving up in Canada, so here is my gratitude list: <BR> I am thankful for: <BR> my beautiful-and healthy-children <BR> <BR> to live in a country where all my basic needs are attended to <BR> <BR> my body---this is new, I have been embarassed by, hated, blamed, abused, been frustrated with and generally disrespected my body for years. My body should reciprocate those feelings right back, but instead, it has healed itself, responded very well to the changes I am making b... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:54:37 EST Wed Oct 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085490 Was lazy this am and did not run so will have to tonight...Its Ok, sometimes the evening run allows for more stamina. <BR> <BR> This morning I tried on a skirt I had bought on impulse back in May, when I got it home then it was WAY too tight...couldn't even do it up. Today---It Fits!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy dance!! Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:53:34 EST Tuesday Oct 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083735 I am getting pretty slack about this blogging thing---was supposed to do it every day...I am tracking all food and exercise and trying to participate in some teams on here and that seems to consume all my available online time. <BR> <BR> <BR> I finished the walk jog C25K on Friday and logged a time of 43:24 minutes...I thought I would be over 45 so I was pleased...I know that pretty slow, but I am happy...My personal goal is to finish the next Rookie running plan in under 40 minutes, and I ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 12:00:19 EST Thursday Sept 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077167 Life and lifestyle changes are sailing right along. I have done 2 days of the c25k program and need to only do the race to finish the program on Friday. I have also done the bootcamp faithfully everyday. My food choices have been good, a few questionable chices here and there but I'd say 85% on track since I started this whole change....I am finding the changes slightly easier as I am not being quite as "strict" with myself as any other time I made changes---I would find I would be so strict ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:33:54 EST Monday Sept 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073228 All is well here...Had a wonderful weekend with my family and even did a 5 K walk on the treadmill on Sunday...It was unscheduled but I wanted to know what my time would be if I walked it....Friday is the "race" for the workout program so I will see if I do better ot the same. <BR> <BR> Food has been good...H made up 4 healthy salads on the weekend for easy lunches with lots of veggies through the week...Also made fat free, sugar free whole grain pumpkin muffins for breakfasts to go with my ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:13:56 EST Friday Sept 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069146 I am very happy today...I completed the 4th(second to last week) of the c25k challenge and have only one week left to go. I feel confident I will complete! I had mistakenly tried to keep my jogging pace up throughout and for short 1 min bursts it was fine, once I am jogging for 2.5-5 minutes it is too fast and I am wanting to quit halfway through. I slowed the jog pace down and voila! all is good! <BR> <BR> My food has been good and my closes are definitely looser! <BR> <BR> The bootcamp s... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:13:05 EST Wed Sept 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066230 Well I did day 2 of week 4 and it was still a challenge...I made it through but it was HARD!!! and it leaves me nervous for the next week! I think I am going to have to decrease my jogging speed...I didn't want to but to complete it with out quitting and walking the whole way I think I will have to. <BR> <BR> Food intake has been OK can improve there but it is OK... <BR> I have also started the 10 minute 30 day bootcamp series on here...it is most def doable and it has me walking on my C25K ... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:22:19 EST Monday Sept 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063172 I struggled with the next step up in the C25K this morning...I had a very lazy weekend with very little activity and I think that was the reason...food intake was also a bit higher...I am still Ok though and in a good mental place. <BR> <BR> I have started the 30 day bootcamp with sparkpeople. It seems doable and I am already doing the cardio 30 minutes daily anyway...just adding in the 10 min workout...should give me some structure without feeling like I am committing huge amounts of time..... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:21:39 EST Friday sept 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059598 All is well, finished week 3 of c25k. Food is on track and good choices. My Internet is down so relying on my phone for tracking. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:34:08 EST Wed Sept 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056033 Did my C25K workout this am and feel good about that....had a healthy breakfast, feel good about that...have made decent food choices for the past few weeks, feel good about that. Clothes feel looser and I feel stronger, feel good aboout that. <BR> <BR> Still feeling a little out of sorts...I wish the changes were happening faster and I hate that I wish that. <BR> <BR> What I feel on the inside DOES NOT match what I see in the mirror today. I feel strong and healthy but the mirror is show... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:44:03 EST Tuesday sept 11. Gratitude day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054074 This morning I am reflecting on the 911 tragedy anniversary for our friends and neighbours to the south. I have so very much to be greatful for. I am healthy (reasonably) and my family is safe and secure. The morning this happened my children were still young and I remember they turned on the tv to watch cartoons in the morning and told me news was on everywhere. I came to investigate and was mesmerised in a horrid way for the rest of the day. Even though we are in Canada I felt this was the... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:27:48 EST Monday Sept 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052543 Well all in all I did well this weekend...we had company, I made a delicious and healthy meal for them---no splurges! Then went to the city and took my son and girlfriend out to dinner and made decently healthy choices....managed to get in an extra walk with my company and did yardwork for and boost in fat burn on Saturday. I have been on track on food choices and this morning started Week 3 of the C25K, and blew through it...Was a little worried that I would not be able to run/jog the requir... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:46:53 EST Friday Sept 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048432 This morning I completed the 2nd week of the C25K. I was trying to convince myself not to but actually did it before breakfast and improved my time. It was a challenge however...If I am going to workout in the morning I HAVE to eat something first or my stamina suffers...I run on the treadmill and periodically check my heart rate, on the days I workoutt after a meal I can get my heart rate up and not feel as spent as the days I workout before I eat...those days my rate is OK but I feel like I... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:21:08 EST Thursday Sept 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047140 I am feeling a little out of sorts today due to work related animosities. I am trying to allow myself to feel all that I am feeling and not pretend all is Ok only to end up stuffing the feelings down with food. <BR> <BR> I did well yesterday with workout and food intake. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:30:49 EST Wednesday Sept 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045475 I am feeling the need to move up a gear. I have felt that these first three weeks have been really good and I am easing into this new lifestyle quite well. I think I am ready now to reaaly pay more attention to food combinations and food timing to optimize my fat burning and weight loss. I am trying not to foocus on the weight loss as the ultimate goal and the ultimate goal is fitness and health, but weight loss---or inches loss, or clothing size loss is the indicator and although I notice a ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:41:51 EST Tuesday sept 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043686 Well I am back at it after a brief holiday. I was well behaved on the vacation and did not go over my calorie allowance at all. I did not in my opinion get enough veggies so need to pay attention to that. I had also planned to do the c25k in the hotel but the treadmill was on the fritz so I did not get that done. I did however walk. And walk. And walk. And walk. As well as climbed a million stairs at the water park. Yesterday I completed w2d1 of the c25k and did well. <BR> <BR> My plan if I... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:41:55 EST Thrus Aug 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037312 Been doing Ok on the food side of things again and now am enjoying the fitness side...I find myself getting excited about jogging on a regular basis. I did a kettlebell routine for 15 min this AM and my legs are feeling the squats already. <BR> <BR> We are off the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta for a four-day weekend...My 15 year old son worked full time all summer and requested a mini vacation and this is what he chose....will get LOTS of walking in, will spend a day at the water park and cl... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:11:52 EST Wed Aug 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035964 I had planned to blog every day, but I seem to miss a day here or there....I guess that's ok. I still am struggling with evening munchies, I think for the next three weeks instead of fighting them I am going to just give in, BUT it will need to be only veggies....I love raw veggis so last night I ate about a cup and a half of carrot sticks. I have lots of veggies in the garden right now so just need to clean and slice em up and leave them in the fridge. <BR> <BR> On another note I have compl... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:41:34 EST Monday Aug 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034502 I overdid it on food yesterday...I was just over my calorie range so that is OK as I have been too much under---but it was due to not so great food. Seems like evenings are going to be my challenge. I am keeping busy---scapbooking and if I get the munchies I go hop on the treadmill for 10 min. BUT when I finish I still want to think about the snack that is calling out to me---granola bar---and not the good healthy ones, toast with jam, popcorn. I know I am not hungry, this is the stuff I have... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:52:17 EST Friday and sat Aug 24 & 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031383 I was having such a hard time forcing myself to start my c25k program and I am not sure why. I did it a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I never did it Friday after much self bashing and on saturday am I still did not do it. I logged it into my fitness tracker anyway and by 5 o'clock I felt so guilty I just got up and did it. And wow it felt so great. I don't get it. I know how great running feels. Why am I always so tempted to skip it? Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:52:38 EST Thursday Aug 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029151 Today marks my second week into this change. I am reflecting on where I can improve and where I can change up a bit. I have the healthy eating down OK. There were a couple days where I made not so perfectly healthy choices, once on purpose once on the spur of the moment. Likely 2 times in two weeks would be fine for maintaining a healthy weight but I must also face the fact that I am trying to lose right now. Mostly now I need to put my focus on the workout. I joined the C25k yesterday. I joi... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:45:39 EST Wed Aug 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027747 So I had a party to go to last night and ate some not so healthy foods. Thats the bad news. The good news is that I stayed with in my caolrie range for the day ate just mouthfuls of the not so healthy stuff and filled up on fresh veggies as appetizers so really did not over eat at all. Also I planned to have extras so I ate on time and healthy earlier in the day but ate just small amounts to be within the calorie range. The other thing I did was observed. I observed everyone there and especia... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:59:01 EST Monday and Tuesday Aug 20 and21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025922 I am going hot and heavy on my scrap booking project and as predicted I am keeping out of the fridge. I am also not getting my blog posts done! I want to use this as a summary for my day and how am I feeling at present. I have been thinking about it lots but if I don't write it down as a practice, I'll stop thinking about it as well and possibly lose focus. I have stayed in track with workouts and healthy food choices. My only challenge seems to be getting enough calories. When I am trying to... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:35:29 EST Sunday Aug19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023744 I got busy with scrapbooking and it got later than I expected. Because I was busy I did not overeat and actually ate too little which is not good either. I did however get lots of scrabooking done. It was cathartic in so many ways. So many memories, happy and sad...it has me really wanting to not put off this weight loss health journey anymore...I am saddened at how much time I have wasted in living with extra pounds---and not happily---I don't wish to choose that any longer---I choose health... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:40:21 EST Saturday aug 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021203 A good day again. Ate well. Made hummus. Made a clean healthy delicious dinner complete with dessert, all clean, for my family and guests and it was enjoyed by all. Cleaned house and did gardening. This week I will begin the exercise program. I will start out with 20 min walking intervals 3 days a week, and kettleball 2 days a week to start. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 23:03:50 EST Friday Aug 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020135 So I had a slip up yesterday but I am back on track today. I finally was able to get a good balance of protein and veggies spread out over the day and ate enough calories and ate all foods that tasted good and satisfied. I am on week two of this change. I have been focussing on food right now but have exercised as well next week I will create a work out plan. I am going to start scrap booking my stored up photos in the evenings to keep me busy and out of the fridge and cupboards. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:35:47 EST Day 7. I got ahead of my self yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018756 It was a good day. I am having a difficult time eating 1500 calories or more. When I am watching my food intake and am conscious I tend to eat lots of fruit and veggies and less processed foods resulting in lower calories. Then I think ok I have to increase food intake but can't decide what more to eat cause I don't really feel hungry. This is probably all ok but I tend to go super hard core on "rules" like eating protien with every meal and certain things being "bad" or off limits. I think i... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:51:16 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017512 Did ok today. No sugar. Did not overeat. I was caught unexpectedly today in taking my son to the doctor in the city. I was unprepared to be gone away all day and had to eat out. I had brown rice shrimp sushi for lunch, just three small pieces and then for dinner I took my two sons out to their fav restaurant and I had my favorite meal---not so healthy enchiladas---but I only ate a 1/3 of the meal then had the rest boxed and gave it to my grown son to take for his lunch tomorrow so I will not ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 01:33:15 EST Day 5 another great day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015584 Well so far so good. I have maintained my water intake stayed on track with my food. I made a fantastic healthy dinner that everyone enjoyed. I completed two workouts. So I'm having a good beginning. I will need support as the days go on. Seems that the three week mark is my breaking point usually. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:23:40 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014399 Today was good. I never felt hungry all day. I was busy working physically all morning so got lots of exercise. I'm feeling in control so far. I really want to think of these changes as permanent and not a diet. More than anything I would like to give up the obsession of weight and food based thinking. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 23:10:15 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013283 Day 3 was yesterday. I did ok. I ate quite well and satiated away from sugar fairly well. I did get lots of exercise as planned. Back at home now and ready begin full force. I am doing a 7 day cleanse along with this beginning week. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:55:11 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011492 I ate well and on time today. I did not indulge in sugar and did not eat any of the poorer choices available and did not feel deprived at all. Got lots of exercise shingling...up and down the ladder all day and hammering. Will do the same tomorrow. On Monday I will have more control over my food choices and I guess that's what I meant when I talk of a plan. I am being conscious f what I Am eating I am tracking all food and exercise. I want to be careful not to make restrictions and huge chang... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 22:56:40 EST Friday Aug 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009793 Today is the first day on this site for me...I am going away for the weekend to my parents to help shingle their house. Because of this I may have trouble staying on any "plan". That does not mean I will overeat or sit around and not get exercise but probably will end up eating some not so great stuff. On Monday I will start the plan...I am going to try very hard not get super restrictive to start and just be smart about choices. I want this time to be the last time! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:35:46 EST