HJESS19's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HJESS19 HJESS19'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/ a successful lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828478 i stayed off caffine and cola for all of lent. <em>244</em> <BR> i will admit, i did binge a bit on easter sunday and had roughly a litre of diet coke when i was visiting my folks for the family dinner. wow did i crash after that, caffine is so not worth it <em>33</em> <BR> i had bought a celebration bottle of caffine free diet coke as one person suggested. the bottle has sat there, i'm quite happy with my cordial juice. gets my water in take and it is nowhere near as sugar induced as th... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:14:07 EST Black-thumbed Vegetable Garden Journey Part 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822012 Yay! I have a sprout of growth from my chilli plant pot! in total that gives me 1 spring onion (out of about 12) about 2cm in height now, and the tiny little sprout of a chilli plant <em>334</em> <BR> considering how black-thumbed i actually am, i'm proud i've grown anything from seed! <BR> having had the snow over the last 2 days, i'm still hopeful that my postage size plot will still grow <em>267</em> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:22:17 EST Black-thumbed Vegetable Garden Journey Part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818839 well, after all my posts about the glorious sunshine and warm weather we had been having which allowed me to get my wee postage size veggie plot started, today the weather was rather different... it snowed! <BR> my poor seed potatoes and carrots are currently freezing their wee buds off (sorry, pun had to be put in!). <BR> if anyone who gardens reads this, how does this freak weather usually affect spuds and carrots? <BR> anyway, to those being affected by the tornadoes, i hope that you all a... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:08:56 EST Black-thumbed Vegetable Garden Journey Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813949 For the UK, we have had stunning weather the last week/fortnight, and i've been bitten by the gardening bug since winter! <BR> <BR> as i posted before, i promised to have a raised bed or growbag or generally just get my selection of seeds sown before monday. i'm happy to report that due to the weather, along with a little persusion, the hubby n i made a raised bed <em>30</em> . Clay soil+close to the water table+in the UK = bad combo for anything to grow! opted for a raised bed so they don... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:28:40 EST black-thumbed vegetable garden journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804114 the hubby and i have been in our 1st home nearly 2 years now. having had the student lifestyle until we bought the house, it seems strange when october comes around (new uni year), i find myself wondering about new accommodation! <BR> <BR> we have a good sized garden out the back of our house, although to me it seems so tiny, i'm a country girl who's used to fields all round (though not quite american country like montana) ! but for our small town, it appears to be much larger patch than eve... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:42:20 EST Happy St Paddy's Day everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791890 Happy St Patrick's Day from an ulster girl! <BR> not much happening here, most festivities will begin this evening in the main city near us. just watching rugby as it is ireland vs england, an old adversary, later on today! <BR> watch those green guiness pints, they're very high on calories! <BR> have a fun long weekend to fellow sparkpeople! Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:55:34 EST 3 weeks without caffine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789343 day 22 without diet cola and caffine. this marks the longest i've been off the only soda that i drink with only 1 exception when i was so ill for a period of months when i was lucky if i could have a glass of water and rich tea biscuit for the whole day! <BR> <BR> i honestly thought that once the caffine withdrawl was over and done with i would find myself not craving it as time went on, turns out i was wrong. it takes every once of willpower to walk past it in any store! my poor husband isn... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:20:04 EST horse riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770392 had a good workout today! i've been in the horse world from the age of 3 - now over 2 decades later i'm still there! <BR> anyway, before i start freaking about my age, my friend who has also been in the horse world for over ten years, booked a trek for us and our partners for today. <BR> because she and i have been riding for so long, we were on the more "tempermental" horses! rolo the horse was lovely, however, she was used for trotting races before coming to the establishment. trotting ho... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 17:28:07 EST diet cola update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4768797 from 22nd feb, for lent i gave up diet cola. it has most definitely not been easy. i still have cravings for the taste but i am happy to report, 11 days in, i am still off the diet cola! <BR> had a few incidents, e.g today my mother had forgotten and bought me a bottle of diet coke while hosting a car boot sale. my faithful husband forced himself to drink it (!) ... <BR> thankfully the withdrawl from caffine seems to have finished, fewer headaches and i'm back to being as alert as i usually ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:55:15 EST a bit dazed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761752 completely unrelated to my nutritional and exercise goals, i have had the most surreal day today! i think it's because it's a leap year. <BR> a bit of background: <BR> i lived in scotland for 6years and wasn't planning to come back to ireland at the time, my then-boyfriend/now-husband came with me to visit my folks and he managed to get an interview with a job that he didn't believe he would get, but wanted the interview experience, so that was built in to the trip. we got back to our little ... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:34:57 EST diet cola journey day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756118 On wednesday, lent began and i chose to give up diet coke. boy did i have no clue that i seem to only have been functioning because of the 2litres that i was average drinking. as long as it was diet and cola, i would drink it. the hubbys a bit more picky and would only drink coca-cola or pepsi (needless to say lots of money spent)! <BR> day 1 - kept crashing, not fun! i had builders in the house so i was confined to a few rooms, trying to be a bit more frugal with the petrol for the car and i... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:50:20 EST lent begins in our house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750686 well, today is ash wednesday and the official start of lent. i decided this year to go for giving up something that probably is hindering my progress here with sparkpeople, but i have only successfully given up this vice once for about 6months when i was very very ill. <BR> <BR> i am giving up my diet cola. just to give you an idea at how big a deal this is for me, on a good day when i'm behaving, i drink around 2 litres, bad days can be up to 4L. It is also the only fizzy drink that i drink... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:22:34 EST fell off the wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738382 i've noticed i've accidentally fallen off the wagon. over the last month, i've gained 6lbs (just weighed myself cos i was in a bit of "i don't wanna") <em>39</em> which sucks. <BR> BUT the weight gain has made me realise i need to look at my life and see where i've slacked off and when the slack off started! <BR> I realistically will not reach my goal of 40lbs by april (set last july) without being exceptionally ill, but it doesn't mean i don't have to try and see how far i can get. <BR> i ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:28:07 EST it's days like this i wish i had a dog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4717942 if anyone read my previous post, you'll know i was an eejit and decided to do in my little finger on monday evening. today i had an appointment at the hospital for a review (who thought a little pinky could cause such commotion!). <BR> full of the best intentions last night, i decided that if it was ok weather (it's not called the emerald isle for no reason!) i would walk the approx 2miles to the hospital. of course i couldn't get out of bed for my very early appointment! i decided that my pl... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 06:41:31 EST poor little finger... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712545 i have decided there are days that i just should not get out of bed! <BR> had about 5hours sleep courtesy of a little too much caffine, got up to leave my hubby in to his work, i'm off and had a doctors appointment first thing. got all that sorted, sorted out a few bills and fell asleep (by accident). <BR> eventually woke up and realised how late in the day it was (roughly 3pm!), got a few bits and bobs sorted and then i had my stationary bike ride scheduled in, ran up the stairs to change t... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:58:24 EST Spring Cleaning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4710583 Well, the new years resolutions are sort of sticking! <BR> <BR> 1. my weight has not changed unfortunately but i'm not giving up <BR> 2. blood sugars are alright <BR> 3. decluttering is going well! <BR> 4. organise myself and my home - i think it's going well <BR> <BR> The new years resolutions that are definitely going well are the decluttering of my house and its organisation as well as organising myself! <BR> <BR> I have been following the organizedhome.com spring clean that was set for... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:18:30 EST NY Resolutions in action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4662358 Firstly Happy New Year fellow sparklers! <BR> <BR> I decided to make new year resolutions for the first time since I was a teenager, and that was lame "get better hair" type things that could never happen without a hair transplant! <BR> I don't know what changed last year that I actually sat down and thought about it. Summary: <BR> 1. lose 1lb a week (ideally, but aim not to gain) until correct weight <BR> 2. get blood sugars under better control <BR> 3. declutter the house <BR> 4. organise ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:04:40 EST self confessed Christmas slacker... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641394 As per usual, I thought that I would just carry on as normal with sparkpeople to spur me on and i would continue with my "get healthy" fight. <BR> Definitely did not happen... For at least 2 weeks, I have not been eating correctly or exercising at all! The first few days were mostly related to exercising (last minute xmas shopping or exhaustion, whatever excuse!), I had it in my mind, "oh never worry, you can do it tomorrow". As we all know, tomorrow never comes! <BR> After the exercise slipp... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:00:43 EST yay, i rocked my interview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619291 i know it's been a while since i last blogged, lots going! <BR> xmas preparation has been scarily easy this year, it's the first time we haven't been to either sets of parents or had them to us for xmas! got the most of my xmas shopping done, and we got a small turkey breast so no overeating for us and no leftovers to throw out! <BR> i've been trying for another job and had an interview with my own company for a different post. today i gave a 15minute presentation followed by the actual inte... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:17:41 EST a lightbulb came on over the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593958 The most astonishing thing happened this weekend, I was sitting getting my hair cut for the first time in a year (yes I know it's awful any ladies!), I was looking at my hair and thought, "it looks nice and healthy, it's actually how I always wanted it". I want to think that when I look in the mirror as well as being healthy on the inside. Strangely, that one haircut has spurred me on again and put drive back in to my declining motivation and if i'm truthful, my interest. <BR> Coupled with 2 ... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:53:45 EST if you do one thing today, please wear your seatbelt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4579426 ok well my last post was really not all that riveting but my goodness the last 36hours have been interesting! <BR> the laryngitis has reached a fun level of my throat being so raw i frequently feel a teensy bit of blood trickling down the back of my throat. my work are not big in the whole "oh dear, she's sick, send her home" department, but they did and in a way that i won't be penalised. <BR> i was happily making use of the extra time acquired putting my freezer cooking away as well as havi... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:25:44 EST illness is yuck... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572979 the hospice collection i moaned about in my last post actually went alright. it was freezing but at least there was no rain. we seemed to have got a a good response - sadly i know this just by lifting the collection tins, since my early teens i was drafted in to count the coins before banking and when i was the right age for street collections got drafted in to both the counting and collection. mums been doing it over 20years and they looked after my nanny in her last years, so i'm glad i at ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:54:59 EST an exciting friday night (!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568466 well, it's friday night, i'm in my (late) 20s and i'm cracking out my exercise bike after my tea hurries up and cooks... lol. <BR> lots of workmates and friends think i'm very bonkers. the mtv awards are being held in a town not too far away, with names like lady gaga booking out one of the hotels. half are going out to party and people spot and the other half are finding somewhere else to party because of how busy it is! <BR> i'm a touch down in the mouth, i got over my "party years" going ... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:57:03 EST another 3lbs hit the dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559540 happy days, this is the largest amount that i have lost in any single week! although my goal was not to drop unhealthy amounts each week, it's definitely given me a boost. it's closing in on winter time here - someone forgot to tell autumn that it's supposed to come 1st... and outside exercise is starting to become a no-go. i'm strapped for cash so no-go for the gym either. i do however have my hubbys treadmill and an ancient stationary bike my parents were more than happy to get rid of, alon... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 07:35:02 EST first proper clothing crisis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549208 well i lost another lb this week, yes getting frustrated that it's not disappearing more quickly than i want, but we all probably get that every now and again! <BR> well i'm having my first major 'oh crap, what should i do' about clothing. my friends are getting married next april and i've started thinking clothes. i want to wear a dress, that in itself is a testiment to an increase in self confidence. <BR> i know i'm still not a slim girl, at 5'2" i weigh just over 12stones. this in itself ... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:56:35 EST me 1, cold 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4547976 well i'm currently dosed with the cold and forcing myself to move at all today has been interesting. i managed to force myself to tidy one of our 'dump it in there' rooms, got quite a lot done - just gotta sort some paperwork and that's it done. <BR> eating has been non existant today but the biggest challenge to face me was my cardio session that was due today. the dizzy head ruled out the treadmill or i might be nursing a concussion as well as a cold! i normally do an hour cycling/treadmil... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:13:58 EST my first weight gain :s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537951 initially i set up my sparkpeople late on the last day of july and i've either been sitting at the same weight or on at least losing a pound or 2 in the course of a week, this week, much to my dismay, i step on the scales and i've gained a pound. <BR> now, realistically i know that a pound isn't a lot, i know i can claw it back, and i know that my various measurements have not reflected the "omg i've gained a whole load of weight" mentality i have at the moment. it just sucks as i'm sure man... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 11:20:33 EST oopsies, dinner out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532499 i was a little naughty tonight. my hubby and i went out for a meal to a great local restaurant who do food like you get in tgi fridays, but it has a better gluten free selection. i didn't really pick the best meal calorie wise, i had santa fe chicken (yummy), its a chicken breast topped with skim of peppercorn sauce, bacon and cheese melt. that along with gluten free proper chips (big deal for a celiac!) in a portion double to what i would eat normally, it's all kind of making me feel guilty.... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:06:24 EST woohoo, clothing getting smaller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524381 well, much as i hate to admit it, i didn't lose any weight last week, nor 4ish weeks throughout another period when i seemed to hit a plateau. however, placing my stationary bike in front of the tv has definitely had a positive impact on my clothes size! <BR> even with the 9lb drop in weight i still only could get into my "fat jeans", and today i was out of clothing options and in a desperate hopeful state, i pulled on a pair of jeans that are a size smaller than i was wearing - and they fit!... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:08:31 EST wayhey, cycles-r-us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4510763 well i'm still having back issues, i've been nearly a month without a cardio workout because i can't tolerate the pain for most standard cardio, even walking or a light jog, for anything more than 15mins. <BR> i was visiting my folks and they're getting rid of a load of old stuff, and we came across my dads ancient stationary bike. to give you an idea of the age, it used to be white but it's now a creamy colour and the resistance is adjusted using a dial which doesn't actually tell you anyth... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:26:29 EST i'm bored so i'll blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500408 it's friday night and i had planned that me and the hubby would get out to the cinema - me bringing my raisins as my "in movie" snack. unfortunately i got home at 4pm and it's now 8.05pm and my poor hubby's still in work! so that idea has been scratched. trying to work out what to do. <BR> i'm still nursing the back injury that my manager unwittingly didn't help with, i've just realised how wrong that sounds! we have wheelie chairs at work, and my usual method for irritating said manager in ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:14:01 EST plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490594 i've reached the plateau. i haven't been able to exercise for the last 2 weeks because of a back injury which has been frustrating as anything, and as a result, i've been stuck at the same weight for the last 3 weeks. other frustration is i don't seem to be getting any better and i'm worried i'm going to lose faith - none of the measurements (waist etc) have changed either <em>39</em> <BR> logically i know that i have to keep plugging away with my food and wait for this injury to heal befo... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:04:58 EST ouchie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486651 ok, picture this: you're away for a nice long weekend, and while driving along a nice country road to go see one of the best cave examples in the country, you see quite a few puddles. driving through the puddles was fine, next thing, the biggest pothole in the world is hidden under an innocent looking puddle! he bangs his head off the top of the car, i wasn't tall enough and the seatbelt jarred my back and i've been hobbling around since! no exercise has been possible since so i've got lots o... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:13:29 EST 7th weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478264 well, i'm back from my little getaway suitable pampered. however, i will have to admit while yes i stayed within the calorie content, i didn't exactly make the best choices for food e.g. where i would usually eat some raisins, a small amount of chocolate brownie found its way to my mouth. but, now i'm back, i'm back in the right frame of mind to continue to lose weight! <BR> on my 7th weigh in, after the 1st holiday away from sparkpeople, i have managed not to gain or lose, but continue as i ... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 04:32:13 EST uh-oh, first holiday without my little sparkie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472036 well, i've the house in order before we head away for a long weekend for our wedding anniversary and while filling in my food tracker, i suddenly realised that i'm going to be without my little sparkie aka sparkpeople to keep me on track - food wise anyway, i've taken a break from exercise this week courtesy of an inner ear infection that doesn't like me being, well upright in any way! anyway, i'm considering bringing the laptop along to make sure i meet my targets! i'm sure quite a few peopl... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:13:32 EST good bye to another 2lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465274 well, i've officially crossed over the half a stone marker!i've lost 8lbs in total in the 5weeks i've been here. yay! all that walking a careful planning of meals and telling off my poor mother who, because she feels guilty i've got celiac, encourages me to eat a large meal because i can't have most desserts, has paid off <em>41</em> ! <BR> long may it continue to target weight! <em>236</em> <BR> cheers to all the sparklers as well <em>304</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 05:01:09 EST ME: 1, LACK OF MOTIVATION: 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462968 re earlier post: woot, i actually did my exercise! granted the whole way through it was a case of "when will it end!". but, i stuck with it and now have a big cheesy grin on my face <em>334</em> lets keep going people! Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:26:50 EST motivation where have you gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4462465 i need a kick up the bum! i've been a bit lax over the last few days and really have little motivation! i've been putting off my walk/run program for the last 3hours and i've got a whole action plan that i'm supposed to be doing! my house is a mess and needs a good dose of elbow grease before the whole various holidays come up. ergh. it's a really good plan to get people like me with a nice shiney house by the holidays. <BR> will blog later if i did my walk/run. everyone will know if i didn... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:25:24 EST bye bye to another lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453073 well i've officially been on the sparkpeople website challenge for 4 weeks and in total, 6lbs have gone bye bye, hopefully forever! <em>515</em> <BR> a lb isn't the largest drop in the world, but it most definitely a step in the right direction. alongside the weight drop, getting back in to my walk/running programme as well as increasing the amount of fruit and veggies i'm eating has definitely had an impact!if the lbs keep heading off, i might just get to wear a nice summer dress for my fr... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:36:06 EST slip up extraordinare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445259 Well last night was great fun, not! i dropped in to a very low hypo, they kind that has you shaking, barely able to move and your brain just says "eat, eat, eat!" <BR> unfortunatly i listened to my brain and ate and ate and ate. it was only when the sugar kicked in i though "oh crap, i've eaten half of my daily calories and it's only 2.20am!". i feel guilty about this slip up but i'm trying to balance it with the immediate situation at the time, it was eat or slip in to a diabetic coma and my... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 06:24:39 EST oh well, at least it's not a gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439383 had my 3rd weigh in today. i've been sticking to my calorie allowance, even when i went out for lunch with the family, helps that my dad is trying to change as well so no-one ordered dessert (we're taking over!). <BR> i weighed in today at exactly the same weight as last week, but on the plus side, its not an increase. i'll get over the grumbling i'm sure. <BR> in honesty, if i sat down and asked myself 'did i choose the healthiest options?', my answer would have to be no. i struggle to have ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 04:36:48 EST yum, i've officially found my sweet tooth remedy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4434779 since i started this healthier lifestyle plan around 3weeks ago, i've been cutting back drastically on my typical woman favourite - chocolate. i had to give up hersheys which has just made its way over here, i was not happy about that! before anyone reads this and comments you don't need to give it up, i really need to give up chocolate as i am diabetic, celiac and lactose intolerant so it really wasn't good for me in any sense! anyway, i've been struggling to find something to satisfy my swe... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:58:39 EST busy little bee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4430889 i've been a busy little bee for the last couple of days. i've been keeping with my running programme and am starting, even only in week 2, to see the muscles starting to make a reappearance! <BR> sadly, i'm all happy that i got most of my housework done today. i think housework should be classed as physical activity, i seem to do too much of it! lol <BR> still staying on track with my 8 glasses of water, at least 2 fruits/veggies and have managed to lose another 2lbs - yay! Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:21:09 EST not a happy bunny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424387 well today's going great - not. have no energy as i'm back to work and i have a whole 1 day off. yes it's a gradual phase in so i'm only working half days, but i have no time to myself. the little time in the small 24hours rest from work i have to clean the house, drive my brother 50miles home, visit my horse and deal with a load of personal crap. so far at 3.37pm, i've managed a 45minute walk, nothing else. i have a feeling that i won't be meeting all of my targets away from sparkpeople toda... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:38:15 EST hypos hypos everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4421006 with tracking my diet and exercising with much more accuracy, i'm starting to have more and more hypos. in a way this is good as my blood sugars always ran too high, however it is slightly annoying in the middle of work... will have to tweak the background insulin more - i found i had to do this pretty much from day 1 - and i should see a nice HbA1C when i'm next at the doctors! <BR> it took so much effort to do my cardio yesterday! but i still did it, burned off a few more calories than the ... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:16:38 EST apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4417067 a complete and utter side track from the whole fitness and nutrition i know, but i'm all chuffed with my blackberry torch. the first (and so far only!) apps that i have downloaded are the SP nutrition&exercise tracker app and the recipe apps! now all i need is an app for a shopping list and i'm set! <BR> did the 1st of the installments for the running programme and tomorrow is the next - will have to log it from my shiney new phone Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:56:43 EST more exercise... what did they do with the real me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413592 it's quite early for a monday morning that i'm actually off as my rotational day off. i've decided to blog this as it kind of commits me to it. <BR> a few years ago i was going out 3-4 times a week 2-3 of which would be a 5mile run and the last run of the week was 12miles. i felt great, my mind was quiet and i felt crabby when i didn't get enough running in! then my legs thought it would be good fun to throw shin splints into the mix and i haven't really gotten off my backside since. <BR> i... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 05:57:34 EST first weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4411796 well today was the 1st weigh in. dispite getting my weight from the doc, i only have a wii to weigh myself with, but i've lost 3lbs. yay! i will admit with the little i'm eating and the amount of exercise that i'm doing by comparison before spark people, i was expecting maybe a few more. but even 3lbs is good being gone <em>41</em> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 05:24:53 EST first non motivated day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4409430 today is the first day since starting the calorie and fitness regime that i felt totally in the 'i can't do it' mindset. i did do the minimum to meet the criteria set by my fitness page, but i would usually do a touch more. exhaustion from returning to work as well as waiting up for a loaf i'd forgotten to make earlier yesterday probably didn't help. i'm glad i did something if not all i wished to achieve. something's better than nothing. must log a few more z's and keep on track! <em>67</em... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 17:42:38 EST 1st day with 'me' time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4402813 i always considered playing about on my laptop or watching tv as my wind down but following the advise on SP, I schedule in a nice bath and some reading time. i will admit i did get interupted by my 1year old kitten, but i think she can be forgiven! i'm very chilled for the first time in a while, i could get used to this especially as i managed work and cleaning the house today as well! <BR> i'm amazed that i've had fruit everyday (yes i know it's only been 3 days but still...), long live sm... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 16:48:20 EST