INPERFECTED's SparkPeople Blog INPERFECTED's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 0.54% to go... I have only this much to go and I've lost 15% of my body weight. I feel SO proud of myself for having come this far, a way to go yet, but I'll get there. Once I've finished, I will have lost 27% of my weight, so another 10kg to go, but hey, I'll get there easily enough :) It's already over a 10kg (22lb) sack of potatoes! <BR> <BR> But my goals is what I should be writing about today, what are my goals. <BR> <BR> I guess my goals are to be healthier, weigh less and to have a good tummy mea... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:05:28 EST Running... exercycling.. loving it! So, on the 7th February, I did a HUGE thing, and I ran 1.8km or 1 mile approx. Huge for me! :) I ran the whole thing at about a 9.5kmph pace. <BR> Then, more amazingly, yesterday, I decided to push myself - so I ran 5km non-stop. That is SO much bigger! <BR> <BR> I have decided I want a GPS watch again (I had one 5 years ago til I hurt myself) so I've decided that I will be allowed it once I get to 100km biked (I did 20km today, so I'm at 50km now - exercycle) and I've run 30km. I'm at 1.8... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:15:12 EST 5kg down, nearly 1/3rd of the way there! Today I crossed the 5kg mark. I've been having heaps of Non-scale victories too this week. I have an indent at the bottom of my tummy where muscle is, lost 10cm in my tummy measurements, can exercise at a higher heart rate than I used to be able to, and I have energy. I am feeling so pleased with myself. I can ALSO resist temptation. <BR> <BR> This weeks goals are so far so good. The one thing I want to start doing though is spending time with God each day. It's not right for me that I get ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:22:17 EST So far, perfect So far, my points have been pretty much perfect for the challenge. I've been meeting all the goals, doing all the challegne parts, and it's not been particularly HARD. I'm going to push myself further and faster in the coming 3 weeks as I want to be as light and fit as possible before 25th Feb as that will mean I have more energy for the teaching practice. So, starting tomorrow, for a week, I'm going to be commiting to three things. <BR> <BR> 1 - Get enough water each day. 2.3 litres that i... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:17:28 EST Me at 77.6kg! So... here I am at the start of the BLC21! <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:37:48 EST Me at 77.6kg! So... here I am at the start of the BLC21! <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:37:47 EST Rewards... My reward for doing all the weekly activities will be..... (it is so hard to think of a non-food reward) - $10 towards something I want. <BR> My reward for doing it all for 12 weeks - to the best of my ability, aka missed ones where I choose to miss as it doesn't meet my plan or goals (i.e. calorie tracking) - will be $100 towards something I really want. <BR> <BR> So far, the other rewards will be at <BR> 77kg - Earrings <BR> 75kg - Full length mirror - and hubby will put it up! <BR> 73... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:10:49 EST Biggest Loser 21 - Plan to succeed. 12 weeks of successes! <BR> <BR> Eating... Breakfasts will be smoothies or similar substitute. High protein and big drink makes me feel full for the day. <BR> Snacks will be mostly fruit/veges <BR> Lunch will be whatever suits on the day and dinner will be mostly from a meal plan. Everything will be watched to make sure I'm eating to my "full" level not over, eating low enough calorie foods and will track it all in a book each day. I do not track calories as I get over it quickly and give u... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:29:10 EST A few years on... I'm back, I'm moving, I'm eating right... And I'm close to 15kg heavier than I was then. I'm back doign this and I'm setting it up for life this time. No more calorie counting, intense exercise counting, just steady lower food amounts and food energy and moving it. :) Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:19:02 EST Giving up.... I know I can't since we are only this far into the Biggest Loser Challenge - but I feel like it. I feel like I have little willpower tell you the truth. I have lost weight yeah, but I've gained at least 1/3rd of what I lost. I don't feel like eating healthy, but in some ways, I dread gaining the weight more than not eating my "idealed" food (idealed because they aren't actually that great, it just feels like it at times). I don't want to have to buy bigger clothing again. If I could mai... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 18:17:56 EST Rollerblading and other such fun It's my birthday on Wednesday (2 sleeps!!) and I didn't know what hubby should get me - then he suggested rollerblades. So me - being me - took off to the online auction site we have in NZ and looked them up... They are moderately expensive, but not too bad. I went and tried some on, but nope, they weren't the right size :( <BR> <BR> So I went to a place called cheapskates where you can buy (and I found out HIRE!) them... I've got some for the next week, and so far, it's been a fun journe... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 01:10:56 EST Not... Giving.. UP! As much as I feel like it. I am not giving up (I feel bad when I do). As sore as my body feels. I am not giving up (This is just muscles getting stronger). As tempting as Burger king seems. I shall not give in (disgusting anyway). As cold as it is. I will exercise anyhow (It's warm once I'm moving). As tired as I feel. I won't sit all day (My tiredness is from being overweight and inactive). <BR> <BR> As much as anything. There is no excuse. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I could go on for days ... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 00:30:38 EST My goals and how well I did... This is just the information that was on my SparkPage about how well I've done (or not so well!) over the past few months <BR> <BR> Don't pay any attention to that "bikini" photo of me on the left! I shall not be this way forever. I plan to have one showing my "thinned" body within 3 months! *update* my second lot of bikini photos are up and I do look more toned than the first ones for sure. <BR> <BR> I'm a sucker for not finishing things so I'm going to prove EVERYONE wrong this time and s... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 23:57:13 EST From anorexia, to binging, to healthy lifestyle..... I admit it. Some days I look at where I've been, and where I am going, and wonder, what AM I doing? This is going to be a longer post to just blab about my history and what I've gone through. <BR> <BR> I could blame all this on a number of things but I'm not going to do that. Wherever it came from, it's a part of who I am, and who I've been and that's all. <BR> <BR> At 13 I ended up with Anorexia. I was depressed at the time, and it somehow gave me the control I felt I needed to get th... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:52:17 EST Coming up to stage 3....... Well... I'm coming up to stage 3 of the sparkpeople plan. It's the first time I've stayed on the band wagon this long so far - but I'm a bit nervous about not tracking the calories daily anymore... <BR> <BR> I'm thinking what I might do is starting measuring by the cup (for veges and things like that) so I know the serves I'm getting in, even if I'm not "sure" of the calories, and at the start track after diner each day, to make sure I'm getting enough in daily. I'm a bit nervous about thi... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:18:09 EST Sprains and pains So.... 8 days ago I sprained my ankle whilst at work (fell off the sandpit!) and I'm not back at work yet. Luckily the swellings gone down, and I feel quite a bit better, but still can't stand for more than about 10 mins without a lot of pain. <BR> <BR> But I worked out today that I can STILL exercise... It's aptly called "jiggling" and I've been sitting on the couch dancing my arms away to being fit. doesn't work half bad either - had my heart rate up around 150-160 I reckon just doing... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:02:13 EST (no title) 12 Week Challenge, Cardio & Streaks <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> Start Weight: 158 <BR> <BR> Calories - range 1200-1550, aiming for 1200-1400 <BR> tuesday: In range <BR> wednesday: In range <BR> thursday: In range <BR> friday: Didn't track everything (sick) but expected in range <BR> saturday: In range <BR> sunday: In range <BR> monday: IN range <BR> <BR> water - goal 8+ cups <BR> <BR> tuesday: Done <BR> wednesday: Done <BR> thursday: 10 <BR> friday: didn't track - probably 7 <BR> saturday:... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:15:26 EST Exercise - exercise Well, I've exercised consistently for a week now (well 60 mins yesterday to make up for the day missed with a overnight tummy bug). I feel proud of my ability to do this in the first week I've been back at work. I've lost 1.4kg's this week too, which is a little more than I planned on but since it's still at the start (and I'm getting enough water and food) it's ok I guess. <BR> <BR> The photo on this page is my approximate goal weight photo (a little less is preferable for health). I can... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 19:12:21 EST Eat more?! I've accurately tracked today. I feel nice and comfortably full and have felt so all day. However, I'm only at 936 calories. I've done a reasonable amount of exercise, and SOMEHOW I've not had enough carbs, this is amazing for me - let me tell you. <BR> <BR> Now, I think I'm going to allow myself that licorice and chocolate log in the freezer, and "something" else to get up into my range.... <BR> <BR> I think I'm doing ok. I'm starting putting paperclips together as of today - 1 for eve... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 03:08:45 EST Strength exercise and that fact that I can do it! Whilst it's more comfortable to believe I can't do them (don't have the time etc etc), I can and I did. <BR> <BR> Today I did my first day of strength exercise for the first time in well.... a long time lets say. And I went for an 85 minute walk with my husband. <BR> <BR> It was uncomfortable and straining and VERY tiring, I did them and I ticked off ALL of those boxes. <BR> <BR> I am going to do this... I'm in the Biggest Loser this time, and i actually want to give it my best shot, str... Sun, 30 Dec 2007 01:56:42 EST Hmmph Well done me, no seriously, well done. <BR> <BR> I've not exercised, I've eaten fatty and sugary foods, and I've drunken VERY little water. In general I've NOT followed my spark plan, but I was being serious. <BR> <BR> Well done me. I've somewhat kept in my mind not to overeat in general. I doubt I'll come out of this hectic week with more than an extra kg, as opposed to the 2-3 I could have gained. I haven't eaten all those choccies cos they haven't appealed. :P Simply put, I'm not go... Wed, 26 Dec 2007 04:46:37 EST I know... ok I know... I know. I ate rather "bad today". I shouldn't have gone into the petrol station cos I wanted chocolate, and I shouldn't have ended up buying a big bar of chocolate, small thing of lollies, thing of choc covered biscuits and that ice block to top it off....... but the rest of the day went well... I think. **I did have 5 glasses of water by 12.30pm** ....... and I had carrots instead of bad stuff for afternoon tea - for example the free hot chocolates at work! <BR> <BR> I didn't do fast exerc... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:19:21 EST