IGOSSELS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IGOSSELS IGOSSELS'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/ Day 4 of Nutrient Dense Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380457 Feeling so much better now that I have eaten real food for the last 4 days. I even passed up on a croissant without feeling I was missing out on something. <BR> <BR> If I want a treat I have 2 madjool dates with a few nuts. I am using the crowding out method. Eating more food that is full of nutrients. <BR> <BR> Had great smoothies for breakfast, lunch, beans and veg, supper roasted veg and salads. Fruit incorporated into all my <BR> . Some days I eat a lot of fruit and more nuts than I ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 14:46:26 EST Once an emotional eater... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376194 My Dad was taken to hospital due to high blood pressure. He usually has low blood pressure so after telling him about healthy eating I found myself eating food I usually pass on.. <BR> <BR> I was out with hubby who also wants to lose weight did great on our main course but then after passing up dessert we changed our mind and had a Belgian waffle. I got mouth sores and a tummy ache and he just didn't feel that great...It's so not worth it. Of course having had the Belgian waffle, once I came... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:50:59 EST Creating a habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358335 I really think that I needed SparkPeople just to ensure I build good habits. I find that logging food stresses me out so I dont. I joined a Facebook challenge of eating more fruit and veg and then I just report the amount of fruit and veg I have. It makes me want to build my meals around the fruit and veg. <BR> <BR> I'm exactly the opposite with my exercise. I plan my exercise and check that I am way ahead of what I set as my goal in the tracker. I also discovered that whilst I enjoyed the f... Thu, 16 May 2013 09:07:25 EST Decisions that have nothing to do with exercise or weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348517 Nothing to do with exercise or weight but it's to do with negative voice. I'm freelancing in a company where my boss was my colleague in another company. He's good to work for and I work as a tech. writer. In my previous company I was a trainer and I miss training...In the company I'm working at the position of trainer has opened and I'm torn between being made to feel ungrateful to my boss and applying for the position (which if I go for is mine 99%) and staying where I am and regretting not... Tue, 7 May 2013 11:13:59 EST OMG level 10 when did that happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323461 I'm so focused on gaining 30 pounds in a year that I forgot about all the other things I have learnt in the last year. The level 10 brings me back down to earth. <BR> <BR> I subscribe to NEWO (No excuses workout out newsletter) and it really has kept me exercising for the last two years and I love it. I don't see it as a chore. I couldn't afford the gym so I got some DVDs together and I did intense exercising on some days. I have a couple of weights, a resistance band, a yoga mattress and I'... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:01:44 EST Planning meals really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312425 Being impulsive is what stops me from planning meals. Whenever I plan meals I don't want them anymore...but today's tip on SparkCoach was to start planning meals. I plan the weekend meals and make them so by Sunday night we are having leftovers. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is cereal or oats for the teens and hubby. I tend to have oats/smoothies/fruit&nuts/slice of home made bread with almond/peanut butter <BR> Lunch now that the weather is warmer is salad with quinoa/wild rice/beans.. <BR> Supper (... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:56:15 EST Losing the rear view mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297439 Had a great time in NY and Washington with my Hubby and one of my kids but boy am I off track food wise. I think my hubby losing weight by doing nothing other than walking with us just felt so frustrating...but I only have myself to blame for overeating. <BR> <BR> I was in a hotel with a gym for the first week and got my exercise in every morning for at least 50 minutes but then I overate breakfast and the rest of the day. Second week we were at friends and travelling but I still managed to ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:26:35 EST Focusing on the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225336 Every weekend for the past year I have not stuck to my plan to eat sensibly some weeks it is worse than others. As a result Sunday is a nightmare i suffer from IBS big time and mind fog and in general I'm not pleasant to be around. <BR> <BR> I think because I focus on the fact that none of the strategies that help other people work for me I get more and more depressed about this situation so instead I am going to focus on what is going right. <BR> <BR> I am committed to my fitness by ensuri... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:15:18 EST Yey my Mum found an exercise she can enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196972 I am so excited that my Mum who used to walk for miles but since she had breast cancer (she's recovered for 2 years now) didn't walk that much or as fast as she used to. <BR> <BR> She has had bad luck with exercise clubs and gyms closing down etc and it took all the energy from her. <BR> <BR> I introduced her to Spark and we tried to find an easy workout. Unfortunately the exercise videos didn't run as they should and she got very frustrated. She's 70 and looks much younger. <BR> <BR> I ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:53:42 EST The Myth of Happiness - Opinions Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194227 Listened to the Author of the Myth of Happiness on blog talk radio. What she said really resonated. She said several things I can relate to: <BR> 1. What you think will make you happy does for a very short period and then you become unhappy again... <BR> 2. If you are scared something is going to make you unhappy for life. When you face the situation you find that it doesn't... <BR> 3. It's the little things that count. <BR> <BR> Her suggestions: <BR> Make your bed every morning. When I was ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 02:18:59 EST This is my year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183218 I can do this. I have done so many fitness minutes in 2012 I'm in shock that it all adds up. Time to get serious about eating what is good for my body and crowding out what isn't. <BR> <BR> I love Flylady because it teaches you that anything can be achieved slowly and that perfection is a word not to be used. No one is perfect and looking back at the could have, should have etc really drains you. <BR> <BR> I want to be energetic and fun to be with and not worried about what impression I giv... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:07:00 EST Finally seeing the light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177568 No I haven't started losing weight again but I have been working on getting my mind in the right place. <BR> <BR> I am reading so many self help books it's unreal but I am focusing on what I want. I want to kick my negative voice so far away that I won't be able to hear her shouting at me that I am never going to succeed. <BR> <BR> Yes I want to be healthy but as Shaun T says I want to look and feel good. Eating in excess food that is not good for my body does not make me feel good. Exercis... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:35:31 EST Try to get back on track for a year and give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157873 I'm not telling you to give up...but for the last year I have really nailed my workouts and I am giving myself credit for waking up early and getting them out of the way. I love my workouts and I chop and change so that I don't get bored. <BR> <BR> I'm not the type of girl who can have/do the same thing day in and day out. Part of my trouble with food is that I have tried so many diets including with a dietitian but then get upset about nothing in particular and undo all my good work. It has... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:29:05 EST Smoothies for every mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127972 Here are two off my smoothies. <BR> <BR> I have a green smoothie most mornings. Someone mentioned they can't stand green food. To me green is life it's the leaves outside and the trees etc. I make a huge smoothie and then I eat it slowly with the smallest and longest teaspoon I can find. <BR> <BR> My green smoothie <BR> <BR> I put in a bunch of greens (spinach, leaves from all sorts of veg, cilantro, parsley, lemon verbana whatever I have in my CSA box). I add my fruit which changes depend... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 01:01:57 EST Recovering from a binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118002 In the past (not so long ago). A binge would last for hours/days/weeks. Now a binge is about the duration of a meal and after that I know why it happened and try to get back on the horse asap. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with weight loss/gain for the past year and it's time to really focus on my eating patterns. Most of the time I eat non-processed foods and I love it. I'm not the type that hates fruit, veg etc. I actually can't have enough of them. <BR> <BR> The foods I od on are: <BR... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:51:12 EST Day 64 LBF and scared of working from home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111973 Do you ever want something but at the same time fear it? I was fortunate enough to be told that I should work from home. I'm a freelancer on a long project at a company. I went into their office most days (I only work 4 days lucky me). Now I am going to work from home. <BR> <BR> I have managed 64 days of being binge free because I had a good habit of eating a good breakfast before work. Having a packed lunch at work and coming home to supper that I make from scratch. However, working from ho... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:30:16 EST This is why I love the man I'm married to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103276 My hubby and I argue a lot of the time and we are not your typical starry eyed lovers but we do love each other. Sometimes we find it hard to say or to feel that we really do care for each other. We lead stressful lives and having ADHD kids is not a picnic either. <BR> <BR> My hubby really didn't get binging. He understand emotional eating because he does it too but when he does it it's more I'm going to be naughty and have an extra scoop of ice cream not finish the tub. <BR> <BR> A few d... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:05:03 EST When opportunity knocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096270 I am a freelancer for the last few months. I was told that there is a problem with space and I would be asked to work from home most of the week. My reaction as a freelancer is out of sight out of mind next they will cut my hours. However, the first thing the CEO said was we aren't changing your hours you can still work 4 days a week you will just have to hot-desk when you come in. I like the guys in my cubicle but big deal so I will hot-desk. <BR> <BR> This move releases 2 hours travel tim... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:58:05 EST 50 days binge free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091552 I'm the first to admit I do not have all the answers even though a lot of my friends think I do. When I was successful with my weight loss everyone wanted to know what I did and how I succeeded. I was happy to share but by the time I told everyone about low carbing and not eating emotionally I was back on the starve binge roller coaster. <BR> <BR> I felt like a fraud and it really stressed me out. I know I could be a good coach and motivator but I need to learn to control myself first. I am ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:10:21 EST Yom Kippur Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073914 Yom Kippur is a day of apology and atonement. G-d can only accept our prayers if we are at peace with our friends/neighbors and have no ill will towards others. We are told that we must ask forgiveness from others before we can stand before G-d and ask for forgiveness. <BR> <BR> The one person I need to forgive is myself. I really screwed up this year and having a negative voice that says this is who you are is not helpful. I have been working on forgiving myself. It does not help to beat y... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:20:51 EST Counting my bleassings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071076 It is so easy to be negative. I find that as soon as I start thinking good thoughts there's this annoying voice saying yeh but you can't do .... <BR> <BR> When I was in teacher training I was taught that when you praise a child never say but...and give a negative because they will never hear the positive. <BR> <BR> In the Beck diet solution she recommends giving yourself credit for your achievements. I managed to pass on bread till the main course as opposed to beating yourself up for eatin... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 02:08:57 EST You are stronger than you think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068606 I have gone through a lot of emotional issues + a major Jewish Holiday and I didn't binge. I wanted to and I was tempted to for about 5 minutes every so often but I didn't. However, I did overeat and gained all the 4 pounds I had taken 2 weeks to lose. That would automatically send me on a major binge. The what the hell (WTH) syndrome would kick in and I would start doubting ever being able to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Well guess what I did not binge. I did not beat myself up. I enjoyed my food... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:01:54 EST Shopping in an open market and completing Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058492 My CSA box arrives on Wed afternoon. I get to chose the additions to the box but not the main veg. I can only say if I don't want a veg because of allergies etc. So I don't always get what I need. It has taught me to be careful with what I have and to use it up. No more throwing moldy veg from the fridge after a week or even two. My kids love the taste of fresh green beans etc. <BR> <BR> This week we got purple okra, carrots, pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach (used on Rosh Hashana), arugul... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:06:31 EST You got to eat to be Jewish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050460 I am an observant Jew. This means a lot of food at weekends (our Sabbath) and Jewish holiday <BR> s. Next weekend is the weekend before our high-holidays hit us. <BR> Rosh Hashana - the Jewish new year. This consists of 48 hours of food. <BR> Rosh Hashana is marked with sweet foods to wish ourselves a happy sweet new year. <BR> Before we eat our <BR> dinner we have pomegranate (yum), bread (sweet challa) dipped in honey, carrots in honey or date syrup, apple dipped in honey and a few other f... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 00:23:27 EST Mind over matter - To eat or not to eat the cake/chocolate/nuts/cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047944 You really want to eat that piece of cake, chocolate etc. Guess what you deliberate about it and then you cave. Beck calls this weakening your resistance muscle. To me it's what happens afterwards that makes all the difference. <BR> <BR> When I think life is black and white (most of my life I have thought that way) I tend to stay away from the food mentioned above for weeks on end. Usually, at a social setting (not work) I get tempted and once I start I can't stop. Or I don't start at the so... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 00:43:54 EST Consistency me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042700 I admit I'm a big kid. All 45 years of me...I love awards and I love spinning wheels. <BR> I look in owe at members that have consistency awards and I can't believe that i won one. <BR> <BR> I am also day 29 binge free. That is huge for me. I haven't been binge free for so long for the last two years even when I weighed a lot less. <BR> <BR> I am also on day 51 of Insanity! The reason I exercise early on in the day is because later in the day something always happens to derail me. Take toni... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:17:27 EST Shake it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040138 Today is my rest day from Insanity but it's the weekend. Having found out that finally I can get hold of Savanah dry (cider with 5.5% alcohol) I was on top of the moon and treated myself to it. Also had some great home made vanilla ice cream and m&m oat cookies (home made too). I also was treated to some rare scotch..so you see why I felt I needed to do something. <BR> <BR> I find that billy blanks tae bo and aerobics tapes are always hard but energizing and I feel good once I complete them.... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:53:30 EST Here comes the weekend and we need to live and enjoy it not eat ourselves up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038266 My weekends and holidays for the past year have been an eating disaster. I used to be able to maintain weight over . the weekend but over the past few monthes 20 pounds have piled on <BR> <BR> My weekend starts on Friday with me busy cooking in the kitchen. I used to go swimming till very recently (old swimming costume falling apart and doesn't fit. New ones that I bought after losing weight are waiting for me to fit back into them...). I would start the day cooking, go for a swim come back ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 01:55:21 EST On Vacation and Making Observations about my Reactions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028816 This holiday I committed to continuing my Insanity workouts. This is a 60 day program and I want to continue my 60 days. I get up an hour before hubby (who today ended up in the bathroom trying to block out the jumping sounds) and just do it. I love my body when I exercise. I love the way I feel the pain and sweat. It's really hard work but it wakes me up and lets my brain know I can commit to something. <BR> <BR> I choose to spoil all the hard physical work by eating too much and more than ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:08:07 EST Exercise for your mind as well as your body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018860 I am one of those weird people who loves to exercise. However, before I attempted Insanity I thought there was no way I could get through the workouts. They are super hard and I've only ever done female push ups...I am about to embark on Month two and I have discovered a resilience in me and "super" power that I didn't know I possessed. I am really proud of my workouts. <BR> <BR> On the other hand during this month I kept beating myself up over my inability to control what I eat. My inner c... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:39:30 EST Back from first vacation and getting ready for next one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017545 Enjoyed keeping up with Insanity and time with my extended family. Of course there were some disagreements between the siblings but all in all the kids (cousins) really had a great time and that made the vacation. My parents have 19 grand kids and apart from the oldest one all the others were there. <BR> <BR> Went kayaking and walking and made grape juice as well. <BR> <BR> My food was way off track and it's just something I need to focus on in the future. However, I did not binge although... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 03:15:21 EST Weekend without a binge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011118 First weekend in a long time without a binge. Yey me. Did overeat but instead of having 6 muffins had 2 at a time... <BR> <BR> Enjoyed my food this weekend. I do need to learn portion control but baby steps. First got to control the binging and bad relationship with food. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:17:43 EST Weekend looming ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009081 I have a problem with the weekends. <BR> <BR> A bit of background. We are a traditional Jewish family and we observe our Sabbath. We eat 2 huge meals Friday night and Saturday morning. Before synagogue we have cakes/cookies etc. After the synagogue in the morning we come home and eat cakes and ice cream and later on have a healthy but heavy lunch with dessert and wine/liqueur. We then eat supper around 6 and sleep for at least 2 hours in between. <BR> <BR> Typical supper: Challa, Chicken so... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:41:46 EST Lose the negative voice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006021 For 45 years I have made sure I compliment other people and look for the good in them. Yes I do get mad and rant and rave about someones misdeed but I always look for the good. <BR> For the same 45 years I have always looked at the bad in me. I can never stick to my plans. I'm guilty that my kids are ADHD because I overworked. I'm guilty because I was too busy trying to have another child to notice the ones I had needed me. I don't devote enough time to my hubby and my hobbies etc. <BR> <BR... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 00:46:15 EST Focus on what you can eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994260 Confession, I love fruit and veg. Never liked processed foods. I don't eat them because I'm hungry but just for self punishment...even if most times it happens as part of mindless eating. <BR> <BR> Today for lunch I had roasted pumpkin in my salad. (including skin). I roasted it by cutting in half and putting cinnamon sticks in each half. Turned it over added water to my pan and put in oven at 175c for 40 minutes. Till it was soft to the touch. It's so yummy. <BR> <BR> My salad was broccol... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:28:10 EST Everything happens for a reason http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981754 I admit that losing weight getting nice compliments and then screwing up and gaining all the weight back twice in one year is enough to send anyone into a why me mode. Why do I always screw up..why can't I learn from my mistakes etc. <BR> <BR> However, both times I lost the weight super fast and gained back super fast and learnt nothing about the amount I should be eating or thinking about what I am eating and do I really want it. <BR> <BR> I am not in any way recovered or seeing results. I... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:35:31 EST Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974757 I wanted to blog that I started the Insanity 60 day workouts. It is tough but thanks to Jillian it is doable (sort of at a much slower pace). I am so excited about still being fit despite the extra pounds I piled on in the last year. I see it as a long learning curve. <BR> <BR> Just found a great EFT video http://skinnygenesfit.com/ to try and deal with cravings. I honestly went from 8 to 0 in 3 tapping sessions. <BR> <BR> I liked the end of the session even though I think this is too good ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:02:44 EST Overeating but enjoying every bite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919211 This is a long journey. I know it didn't take one day to get where I am today so it won't take one weekend of abstaining from all my favorite foods to get healthy again. <BR> <BR> I over indulged in good home made muffins and cookies but I didn't binge. I put the food away and I'm ready for a healthy nutritious week. <BR> <BR> The funny thing is that my 16 year old needs to fatten up and when we talk about how he needs to eat a bit more he says Mum how can you eat when you are not hungry? <... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 17:48:06 EST Fooling my mind or am I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914857 I had a nice big breakfast and really didn't feel hungry for lunch. I ate anyway and finished it pretty quick. The way things are going the past few months, this would be an incentive to go back for seconds or just eat anything else. As I wasn't hungry to begin with I knew that not being satisfied wasn't real hunger. <BR> <BR> I decided to make better choices at supper time. I ate 7 hours after lunch. Having picked on the food I was cooking...Can you resist freshly roasted balsamic beetroot ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:58:25 EST I want to shout I swam a whole lap using the breaststroke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886643 I woke up in a bad mood as most of my clothes don't fit and this week is my kid's Bar Mitzvah. <BR> Went to the pool to swim off my mood. I usually do between 30-40 laps using crawl. My form isn't that great but I don't really care as long as I can swim. <BR> <BR> Being a Pisces I find peace in swimming. To me it's like meditating. Back and forth count the strokes, think about my day/life/what I need to do etc, and of course keep count of the laps. <BR> <BR> Today I was going to go for 30 l... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:41:56 EST 2nd round of 21 binge free days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839570 I'm really excited about managing the first 21. I know I'm not out of the woods yet as I can see how easy it is to go from overeating at one meal to throwing in the towel. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to think of healthy treats to make one minute and the next minute I'm eating way too much... <BR> <BR> Planning to make granola tomorrow and see if having about a 1/3 of a cup at breakfast helps satisfy the cravings. <BR> <BR> I'm also staying away from carbs at night... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:13:00 EST I did it I got through 21 days binge free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834996 I am so pleased I did it. It means it can be done. No I didn't eat only healthy food for all the 21 days but I did do that for most of the days! I'm so pleased. <BR> <BR> I am starting the next 21 days from tomorrow. I think it will be so much more difficult to try and remember the number of days once I get into 20s. Not that I have had that in the recent past. <BR> <BR> I was tempted to binge several times. Thanks for the support about emotional eating. It's a learning curve and I guess I ... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:44:26 EST Day 17 of second attempt at 21 binge free days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828200 It is still really hard for me to get my head round the fact that most people don't have issues with food. They don't think about it all the time and they don't make emotional decisions about eating or not eating. <BR> <BR> I still didn't get back my energy but I do feel that when I exercise I can do harder core exercises and last longer. Got to check how my 5k training is effected. <BR> <BR> I don't think I could do this on my own. Having teams on sparkpeople in which most people are in th... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 06:53:26 EST Day 5 of second round of 21 binge free days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811139 Went to gym with hubby to continue with week 1 of 5k my way. He is so competitive we had a good laugh about it and I let him win ;-). We did 4k in 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> Had good meals all week. I plan to low-carb for a couple of weeks and then bring food back in slowly to avoid a binge. Enjoying my fatty cheeses and cream. <BR> <BR> Got to get to bed. It's 00:24 here and the clocks move forward tonight so I'm losing an hour anyway. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:24:45 EST Two steps back one step forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801229 I am finding it so hard to make the move towards eating the right amount of food. I'm off grains again as they really don't agree with me. It's just that I'm eating too much. <BR> <BR> On the positive side did my 2nd couch to 5k (8 week rookie running program) training today. I'm up to 4.5 kilometers which is more than the run I'm participating in on May 3rd. Told hubby he is not going to be left behind as I don't want to do the 10K next March on my own. I want him to do it with me and he h... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:18:49 EST Day 5 of 21 Binge Free Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765689 Yesterday was difficult but I managed to get through it. <BR> Today I didn't have time to snack. I love being back at work and not eating because I have nothing else to do. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to give myself treats. I had cocoa today and some chocolate 1 small piece of chili chocolate. <BR> <BR> I also allow myself sweets during the week so that I don't eat too much at the weekend. <BR> <BR> I'm so pleased I managed 5 full days but still have a way to go. <BR> <BR> It takes 3 w... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:06:02 EST