KASY01's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KASY01 KASY01'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/ Bodies in Motion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3384912 Have you ever noticed the absolute beauty, fluidity and strength of a fit body in motion? This dawned on me as I looked at the television and saw a man slowly lift his body up and, using only his hands, rotate around the pole. I was awed. I wondered why I would ever let my body get to the state where I could barely walk when I could achieve pure poetry. I vowed to get this year on track. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:26:00 EST Gone too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2900518 It has been so long since I have really sparked. I miss it. Each day I get up and spin the wheel but that is about it. After my injury, I allowed too many things to get in the way of what I wanted to achieve. I have unlearned most of the principles I learned here. I have compromised my health. At least I am not starting over from the beginning completely. I will go slowly this time. <BR> <BR> 3:50pm <BR> My friend just issued me a challenge to lose the weight I regained before he will... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:06:57 EST Root cause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2035822 I just finished reading Bob Greene's blog on Larry King Live on the root cause of weight gain and that got me thinking. I have never really explored why I gained so much weight in such a short space of time? My dad suggested that I got too happy and comfortable in my relationship with "my bf". My bf on the other hand believed that my sedentary job and then studies caused the problem. <BR> <BR> Can these be the reasons for my weight gain? I don't feel unduly happy and/ or comfortable an... Tue, 5 May 2009 14:28:07 EST SP Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2030654 I forgot to add this yesterday even though I remembered to write them down. <BR> <BR> Goals for the month: <BR> <BR> 1) lose 5 inches over my body <BR> 2) lose 5 pounds for the month <BR> 3)exercise for MIN 10 mins each day <BR> 4) stick within my allotted calorie range every day while not depriving myself <BR> 5) get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Mon, 4 May 2009 07:58:53 EST Daily choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1990644 One of the most difficult things about this journey is the daily choices. Should I forgo my favorite fries with fried chicken or that absolutely delicious homemade ice cream for a fruit instead? Can I possibly afford 2 cups of my banana nut crunch cereal today? Do I really feel like exercising when all I want to do is veg in front the tv? I still find it hard to make the right choices each day. Some days are definitely easier than others but those other days are more diffcult than I thou... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:25:45 EST Making a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1942348 I seem to lack motivation to continue this journey. I am ready to get back on track and erase some of the mistakes of the past few weeks. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:50:45 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1902881 WOW. I never thought I could miss exercise but I did. I have not done a proper workout in a while and boy did I miss it. This evening felt so good that I wished that I could go for an hour more. I am looking forward to this week. I plan to work out more so that I can get at least 1200 mins in this month. I do however, need to get some more rest. I know that that was the reason for my lack of energy this past week (and that was caused by stress and depression). That week is gone. This... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 19:32:20 EST New Lesson (Again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1900367 There are so many lessons I am still to learn. I figured out that I cannot handle bad news well. My bf has been telling me that but I never believed him. Guess he was right. I think I tend to hold onto the bad news and not take away the good from it. The last 2 Mondays have been brutal. I made stuff like that throw off my workouts and wreak havoc with my diet. <BR> <BR> Other goal: See the good in all situations Sat, 21 Mar 2009 18:47:21 EST A better me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1886576 Biggestt goals: I so want to be a better person. I want to be more outgoing and more sociable. I want to take things less seriously. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 07:12:40 EST Striving for perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1884304 I like to say that I am an over - achiever but what I really am is a perfectionist. You will never be able to tell that by looking at me. I work really hard when I want to accomplish something. When I don't I feel as if there is something wrong with me - like if I can just wrap myself in a cocoon and not do anything for weeks. <BR> <BR> This is what I am fighting right now. I did not get what I wanted in school. I am soooooooo disappointed in myself. My friend and sister are really p... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:17:06 EST ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1876090 I knew there was a reason I did not want to get on the scale. IT DID NOT MOVE!!!!! I wanted to cry when I saw the same numbers as the last time. <em>46</em> This is exactly what I did not need at this time. <BR> <BR> New goals: <BR> 1) Exercise for 300 mins per day <BR> 2) Eat no more that 1200 calories per day <BR> 3) sleep for 8 hours every night <BR> <BR> Just kidding. <BR> <BR> I am loving the journey. I love that I just increased my minutes and intensity. I love the way I ... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:56:14 EST Day of rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1870887 I learned something this week. I really need to schedule a rest day for my body. It makes it easier for the following week. I still need to do 10 mins of exercise on my day off to keep my streak going <em>20</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:05:23 EST Healthy eating accomplishment???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1865537 Hmm. That was a tough one. Where do I start??? There have been so many changes in my diet over the past few weeks it is difficult to say which one is my biggest accomplishment. Here's a list: <BR> <BR> - I drink a lot more water each day. <BR> - I eat a lot less sweets. <BR> - More vegetables and fruits make up the bulk of my diet and I am enjoying most of them raw. <BR> - I am learning to like unsweetened and unsalted foods so spices are my new best friends :) <BR> <BR> There are a few... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:01:29 EST No title http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1853234 I am not sure what kind of day today was. I am still trying to figure out where I went wrong. Yesterday was such a good day too. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:14:27 EST Disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1835222 Today is hard for me. i really want to eat sweets. Chocolate, homemade ice cream, cookies....anything with sugar is needed right now. I am really trying not to think of it but this is haaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrd. i will have to work something into my food for the day some where. To make matters worse I wanted to eat out with a friend but everything we wanted to eat would put me way over the Na+ limit. We were both so disappointed. Being overweight STINKS. I will need a vigorous workout to ge... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:00:18 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1832406 I LOST 18 POUNDS. I cannot believe it. I am not seeing it but I went to the doctor and the scale is now saying 218. I am totally psyched. I cannot wait to continue. unfortunately I cannot exercise today but hopefully can do so tomorrow. <BR> <BR> YAY ME Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:37:43 EST Drowning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1829678 I drank so much water today I feel as if I am going to explode. I am not sure how that happened. I think I drnk too much in work. Too bad. I guess I will be spending the night peeing. Hope this flu goes away. Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:19:35 EST Easy workout :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1824805 Ok. So I worked out this morning. I am trying to take it easy since I am getting the flu and my blood pressure is acting up again. I really hate that. I am so ready to do the billy blanks challenge this week. I will disappointed with myself if I dont do it. I will try this evening and see what happens with that. If I cannot do it, I will have to remember that this is about making myself healthy and not necessarily meeting challenges. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 06:10:56 EST Tired of the pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1820021 It is weird. Now that I am committed to working out and getting healthy, I am getting sick all the time with high blood pressure problems. Life is so unfair sometimes. But I blame myself for getting into this situation in the first place. I am not sure that pushing myself to do well in school by ignoring my health was worth what I am experiencing now. <BR> <BR> NEW LESSON: Balance my life Sun, 22 Feb 2009 14:48:08 EST The new me at the end of this journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1817833 I couldn't believe when my head hurt that my pressure was that high. 174/109!! That was a wake up call. I am working out again but going slowly and tracking what I do. I am learning to watch what I eat. This is going to be hard but I hope to have fun along the way Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:39:12 EST