ICANIWILL1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ICANIWILL1 ICANIWILL1'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/ NORMAL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1705363 apparently I am normal. <BR> <BR> Normal people do not decide to eat right all the time, and stick to it till they get to goal. with no exception, no faltering, no eating off plan. week in week out. <BR> Normal people do not decide to incorporate being active, into their lives, and suddenly they never miss a workout, they keep all their workout dates with no day missed. <BR> normal people do have times when they say 'sod it' and eat off off plan <BR> normal people do have times when they s... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 06:53:59 EST 6 Of the Best.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1574059 ...........Ways to burn more Fat. That is, LOL. <BR> <BR> 1)UP YOUR CARDIO WORKOUT INTENSITY. <BR> Simply increasing the speed of your Cardio workouts, Whatever your choice of Cardio, can significantly boost your calorie burning. <BR> If you have a Heart Rate Monitor, up your intensity to at least 80% of your MHR. <BR> To do this, you may need to reduce the length of your 'normal' workout initially. <BR> fear not. You will find out that soon, you will be able to run/walk/ row/cycle etc at yo... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 15:07:53 EST Thank God for the NHS, Socialism and other isms. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1568359 I walked in this afternoon to see a postcard that came in the post, laying there on the doormat. <BR> <BR> The British National Health Service, (NHS) in conjunction with my Local Council, are offering free use of their leisure facilities. The only catch is, that you have to use the facility at least four times a month. <BR> <BR> I am absolutely chuffed. The facility that I love to use the most, is Alexander stadium. I love walking the tracks there, I am a gadget person, and there, I get to... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:07:10 EST Amazing revelations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1560938 Unless I am on a diet, I don't eat cookies, hardly crave nuts and have no time for all the stodgy sweet stuff that used to be the bane of my healthy plan. <BR> <BR> I have figured out why... <BR> when I am dieting, I totally veer away from the foods that sustain me in peace times, and go into diet mode. eating stuff I don't care for, and constantly watching the clock. <BR> <BR> It has finally dawned on me, that if I am to make this thing work and not be back here this time next year, tryin... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:04:27 EST Never been one to follow orders anyway. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1515162 As the satnav photo says...Ignore Sat Nav. The other part is in Welsh and I am welsh illiterate so can only guess its the welsh version of the instruction. LOL. <BR> This could easily be the story of my journey in to weightloss. <BR> <BR> I read all the time, about how fruits should be one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet. <BR> well no problem with that, unless that person is me. <BR> thing is....I love fruits....I eat loads of the stuff. <BR> Only problem is....some of them make me so... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:21:12 EST My Poor Spark Etiquette http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1513369 I am so dense at times I do not know what to do with me. <BR> <BR> Some really nice and generous folks have kindly given me loads of spark goodies. <BR> <BR> I want to say thanks, I also want to give spark goodies of my own. <BR> but try as I may I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it. <BR> <BR> I have read everything I can. Now my head is spinning. <BR> I still am unable to do it. <BR> <BR> Please folks bear with me. <BR> <BR> I am using this opportunity to say thank you. <... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 08:49:36 EST Try a little Ajax. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1185420 I must have been 11 or 12 yrs old and was sneaking a peek, at one of my Mother's magazines, when I read a piece of advice that has stayed with me ever since. <BR> It was about a mother who was at her wits end, about how to get her teenage daughter to clean up her room and keep it tidy. <BR> According to this mother, she had tried everything, and was at her wits end about what next to do. <BR> Her teenage daughter was having non of it, and was quite happy the way her room is kept, or shall... Sun, 4 May 2008 08:47:22 EST Alles claar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1128235 I have been doing cardio, without a HRM, and on weeks that I am consistent with both food and my 6x a week cardio workout, I will lose no less than 3lb and usually 4lbs. <BR> <BR> Now I know why. <BR> <BR> Last friday, I finally stopped procrastinating and got the batteries changed on my HRMs. <BR> <BR> I used the one with a calorie count capability today, and with an average HR of 141 bpm for the 60 mins of my exercise, it said I had burnt 820cals. <BR> <BR> I am sceptical but h... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:51:26 EST Tell me more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1085186 I felt like indulging myself today. you know like eating something decadent. <BR> <BR> Off I went to the grocery store, <BR> I was eyeballing some seeded wraps the fibre to calorie ratio looked appealing. In it went into my shopping basket. <BR> next was some sweet bell peppers. A melange of colours. In it went also. <BR> some savoy cabbage, fromage frais, <BR> <BR> When I got home, I got some oriental stir fry mix that had water chestnuts, bean sprouts, baby sweet corn, mange tout. I j... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:25:06 EST I shock myself sometimes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1031971 The forcast said rain... for later in the day. <BR> I just figured if its gonna rain, I might as well get my walk in now. <BR> off I went for my walk. uuuuuup one hill..... down another then uuuuuuuuuuuuup another one. I kept thinking this is good. my heart, my lungs, my legs are definitely getting a needed workout. <BR> <BR> Soon it started drizzling and off went my waterproofs from around my waist and over my upper half. I was rain proof and able to continue on my walk. <BR> <BR> Gee, did... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:55:08 EST Something's shifted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1029293 I have decided to make this a journey to fitness as well as getting small in size. <BR> <BR> during the first few months whilst my weight is still quite high. I am going to concentrate on walking and eventually get to running and other cardiovascular exercises I love. <BR> <BR> I gave my bicycle away. it hurt my bum too much to ride it and I just gave it to a guy who really needed it. <BR> <BR> So instead of being all focused on my food, now I am going to focus on my fitness progress too.... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:51:03 EST Tight rope walking????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1016529 I feel like a person who has prepared very well for a tough exam, but is still very nervous about going into the exam hall because its a tough exam. <BR> <BR> it is exactly 14days ago today that I started my journey. <BR> <BR> I have lost 11lbs and most importantly, I have not been crucified by hunger pangs. you see hunger pangs are the cross on which my weight loss plans are crucified, dead and buried. I just can't deal with them. <BR> <BR> It has been 14days of no Kind of hunger. <BR> It... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 07:28:13 EST I'm fee--ee--ling Guuuud. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1011302 I have just gone for a 3mile walk that took me 1hr, and I'm feeling really good... it must be those endorphin thingys. <BR> <BR> I remember not so long ago, when I would do the same distance in 36mins. Oh well, baby steps. <BR> <BR> The scale is also edging south. I feel good. yeaaaah. <BR> <BR> I love experimenting with recipes. and I am currently in luuv (yeah that valentine feeling) with my soy protein concoction nutrient info... 42g protein..11g fibre...10g fat. 50mg sodium all for 33... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:58:10 EST Paradigm Shift, Aha Moment, Light bulb moment....you name it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1001939 I was looking around Dr Phil's site, and browsing it about weight loss shows today, suddenly something I had seen so many times before, resonated with me. Its the HIGH RESPONSE/HIGH YIELD EATING. This made so much sense to me, that I suddenly realised that choosing and cooking my vegetables in the correct amount and in the right way was the best way to go. <BR> I also accepted for the first time that reading labels, and choosing foods that had an acceptable, nutrient to calorie ratio, was... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:27:54 EST I was a crowd puller in China. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=986763 I have been missing for a long time, a very long time. I have no excuse. strike that. I have a litany of worthless excuses. <BR> <BR> I am back. I am determined. I believe. <BR> <BR> I believe in ME, SP, and in God, who makes it all possible. <BR> <BR> I was in China in January. I had to go to a very small town in Guangdong province called Shantao. <BR> <BR> I was a spectacle. apparently they had never seen a 5ft 2ins tall woman who weighed 259lbs. <BR> <BR> Every where I went, they ... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:12:11 EST If I knew back then what I know now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=452191 I have always believed I hated pain. <BR> <BR> How come I did not hate it enough, to stop regaining all the weight I lost in 2004? <BR> How come I continued to overeat even when I developed plantar Fascitis, that has me hobbling through my day, in absolute agony from the moment I wake up to when I go to sleep? <BR> How come I did not hate the pain and discomfort of being as big as I got enough to take steps to drop some weight? Even when it became obvious that the seat belts on planes were ... Sun, 4 Mar 2007 11:49:35 EST