LBP1961's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LBP1961 LBP1961'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/ New year new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577525 Well they say that what is important is not falling it is getting back up. So here I go, again. <BR> <BR> In the year 2013, I lost 60 pounds trough a gym challenge. I kept it off for most of the year until august vacation where I started to take days off. Enjoying food a bit more then usual. Eating my emotions instead of going for exercises. I gained back 40 pounds and I am really discouraged. Not at the gain but at myself for doing this again. <BR> <BR> I loved being lighter. I loved sho... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:56:26 EST less exercises, less muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512134 Well not exactly true but you know what I mean. When I was doing the challenge, I was doing 2 to 3 hours of exercises a day. My body was starting to be toned all over. I went on "vacation" for one month with the calorie restriction and I have gained back 20 pounds. Except it seems to all be in my flabby arms and flabby tights. I am so disappointed. I am back on track and have lost 5 pounds but I cannot go back to 2 to 3 hours a day of exercise. Life got back on track. I really hope that 1 ho... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:28:54 EST finally back with the exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411323 It has been so warm but mostly thundery with lots and lots of rain. Ended up with 5 days of none exercise, with the rain, the thunder and all the family visits and activities that went on. Gained back 4 pounds. I need to prioritize my exercise routine. <BR> <BR> So for the last 2 days, I have been going for my bike ride as soon as I get up. Finally back in the routine. It feels good. <BR> <BR> Even after 4 months of this, I still don't know how to put myself first. Because I am a mother? B... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:14:16 EST too fast? or just right? and thank you for the emotional eater nomination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399968 So, I went for my WW weekly weight in. I lost another 3 pounds. I have had an average of a loss of 3 pounds a week since I started. The "counselor" told me I was going to fast. That I had to slow it down. It wasn't good to lose more then 2 pounds a week. <BR> <BR> My question to this is : According to the BMI chart, I could comfortably lose another 50 pounds and still not be at the lower end of the healthy weight for me ( 125-165). And I am still considered obese on the same chart. <BR> <B... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:14:40 EST Still going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394441 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972540807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I look at this photo as often as I can. I would say to motivate me but I am really motivated. For a month now I have been doing everything to continue losing weight. And it is working. I do 2 hours of exercice 6 times a week. I go for bike ride, I take walk with my lovey, I go to do laps at the pool 3 times a week, I do the kettlebell dvd 2 times a week. And I eat healthy. I have points allowance and I use them sp... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:09:52 EST 5 days left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354762 Well I lost 9 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> Because I hadn't lost any weight last week, it makes it very impressive. The body is a funny machine, very sensitive and hard to understand. I was doing the same things, same amount of exercices and same amount of calories. Yet the results were different. It's all good. I will take it. <BR> <BR> I remember reading an article one day about the fact that sometimes your body works in 10 days cycle instead of a week and that you should always be patie... Mon, 13 May 2013 07:23:57 EST 12 days left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347193 I am bummed out because last week I didn't lose 1 pound. I even gained .5 pound. I know those things will happen but it is a very intense exercise of refocusing and examining the situation. <BR> <BR> So far I lost 46 pounds. Considering I did that in 11 weeks, it is a big accomplishment. It is just that I would really, really, really like to have lost 50 pounds for the end of the challenge. In reality what I really, really, really wanted was to be under the 200's. I know, completely crazy... Mon, 6 May 2013 09:40:53 EST 19 days left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339320 Well there is less then 3 weeks left for this challenge. And honestly I can't wait for it to be over. I will slide over to Weight Watcher once I am done with the plan I am on right now. <BR> <BR> It is going very well, in the sense that I lost another 5 pounds but keeping at 1 200 calories is very, very hard and doesn't give me a lot of choice in fruits and nuts. I know that it is also putting a strain on my elimination system because I often get burning sensation down there. Nothing that a... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:57:25 EST 4 weeks left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330450 There are only 4 weeks left for this challenge. I am down 41 pound. And that is really amazing. Last week, I lost 1.5 pound and that put me in the back of the competition. That means that there is no way I can win the trip to New York now. I was really depressed all week but since I couldn't medicate with food I had to actually analyse the situation and find the "silver lining" in this situation. So better health ( I was able to cut my blood pressure in half and I am slowly weaning myself fro... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:28:17 EST half way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307397 We are now half way in this biggest loser type challenge. I have lost 30 pounds and I am very happy about this. I am in third place tough because it works by percentage lost. I still have hope. We will see if a trip to New York is in my future. I really hope so. <BR> <BR> I am eating low carbs and high proteins. Very difficult because I use to eat 5 to 6 fruits a day and 5 to 6 vegetable a day. But it's only for 12 weeks. So at the end of this extreme challenge, I will review my diet to ad... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:12:20 EST keeping steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221428 On tuesday night, my friend texted me to go to the movie. I was feeling fragile on my journey but I decided to go, knowing I would probably not be able to resist popcorn ( my TRIGGER) So we got there and I bought popcorn. I ate it and enjoy every piece. I came home and entered it in my food log. I realize that I didn't even eat all of my calories for the day. I didn't go on a food drunkage. <BR> <BR> On wednesday, I continued like usual, eating what I felt like but entering the calories her... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:22:39 EST starting with new eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218356 My approach to going on a diet as always been all or nothing. Meaning, wanting to go raw but going extremely exclusively raw, then one day eating cooked food and blowing the whole thing off. Comes next monday, try again, this time juicing, after 5 days, meeting a friend at a restaurant, eating cooked food, blowing the whole thing off. Comes next monday, going back on raw, sticking with it for 4 days, family reunion, eating cooked food, blowing the whole thing off. Comes the next monday, goi... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:05:04 EST Focus on the calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216517 I am trying to focus on the amount of calories, trying to keep them under the 1800. I will go to the gym and do the stationary bike until I meet with the coach and he can suggest a routine for me. I was planning on starting to walk ( 15 minutes) today but it is -30 <em>259</em> and it will be for the whole week. I will go to the pool instead. <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for all the comments. It feels good to know that I belong to a wonderful community of people going trou... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:29:22 EST recommit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201634 Ever since the incident that cause my torn meniscus, I have been spinning out of control. The way that I was controlling my weight was with lots of intense exercice. I had found bootcamp and kettlebell classes that were working very well at reshaping my body and releasing some fat. Now I can only do stationary bike and swim some laps. I miss walking and I really miss bootcamp. Altough walking is very good for people with osteoarthritis but it doesn't help with the torn meniscus. <BR> <BR... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:41:24 EST another 4 pounds gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364288 This is completely amazing. I love this lifestyle. <BR> <BR> And I can find so much information on the internet. I am discovering all kinds of raw ways to make recipes. Even tough I am sticking to the same pattern: all the fruits I want for breakfast, green juice for lunch and a huge salad for supper with plenty of seeds and nuts, I will usually make one recipe for something a bit different for one supper. So far I made: raw falafel, almond polpetta, onion bread, almond coconut "yogurt". <... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:27:33 EST day 13 completely raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4294936 I am full of energy, I eat all the fruit and vegetable I want. Things are going great. I have been raw for 2 weeks now. <BR> <BR> I am trying all kind of recipe but I am mainly staying with the same menu: 2 oranges, 1 banana and watermelon for breakfast. Watermelon and cherries for my snacks. 16 oz of green juice ( kale, ginger, lemon, celery, cucumber, parsley, wheatgrass) for lunch and a huge salad with chia, flax and sunflower seeds for supper. I drink 8 glasses of water to. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:44:20 EST second week raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4284772 Well fast forward and here I am again. Same claim I can eat what I want but different options. <BR> <BR> I have been reading alot about raw food and since I have been vegetarian for 7 years now and was trying to clean my diet, that sounds like a very good option for me. <BR> I am not saying that I will be raw all of my life but the fact that there is no bread, no pasta, no refined flour and sugars, no animal fats on a raw diet, is a logical choice for me. <BR> <BR> I have been having lot... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 06:33:31 EST still going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4157527 This is an amazing feeling. I am in control. I lost 1 pound and yesterday I did not go on a bindge like I always do because monday is the start of a new day. Because I can have whatever food I want. Nothing is forbidden. What a mind trick that is. It works. <BR> I am optimist about this new adventure. <BR> Thank you for all your comments. It helps to know you are not alone. <BR> Have an amazing week beautiful people. <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:50:27 EST change of tought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4151222 Last week, I tought I would try something different and went on a juice feast. My whole thinking was that I need a paradigm shift. Change everything I ever did and start a new. I tought it had to be a brutal change. I admit that while juicing I felt great. When you decide that you are not going to eat the choice become very easy. It is a freedom. And the more you stay on the less your stomach can take food anyway. So portion control becomes easy. I stopped after 3 days. I know that it is not... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 09:03:21 EST back from the cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4013668 Last week was the worst week energy wise. I couldn't go swimming, couldn't go walking, I just didn't have any energy. I had the cold, maybe the flu: dry cough that worsen anytime I did an effort, stuffed nose, sinus headache, fever, aches and just plain fatigue. Now at the start I did for my walks and the swims but then I finally admitted defeat. I had to stay home and take care of myself. <BR> Of course, since I didn't exercise, I gained back 5 pounds. Not because I was eating more, let me ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:40:09 EST snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3899472 I love walking in the snow and I can't wait to go skating in the snow. I just have to build up my fitness. Because right now it is very, very difficult to just walk. I lost any improvement I had made and I only have myself to blame. Plus I have to lose some of the belly to be able to lace up my skates..... sad but trough. Because I go skating alone and no one is there to help me lace them up. <BR> Thank you so much to all of you for the comments on yesterday's blog. <BR> I find it helps to ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:32:39 EST trying to figure out why I do the things I do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3896011 During the holidays, I was hit by a revelation. I went to visit my paternal aunt. Now this is a woman that I saw maybe 4 times in my whole life. Because my father left my mother when I was 5 and it was a very bitter divorce. Because my mother always spoke against my father and hide us away so he couldn't see us. Because my mother has been carrying this anger and pain all of her life. Because my father gave up on seeing us and chose his new family instead. Because my father has an Asperger bo... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:40:50 EST the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3893558 I am recommiting today. Well actually I have been on track since yesterday. 2 full days under 1800. My hubby is being careful to. We are going to the doctor for the first time in 5 years. I can't wait to see my blood test results. <BR> The Gagou is starting school tomorrow after the Christmas break. I can start the walks again and go swimming next week. That is when the pool will reopen. I love doing laps. I truly missed it during the holidays. <BR> I am not looking to become extra thin, I ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:20:18 EST ouch!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3782614 I went grocery shopping yesterday and as I was standing at the cash putting stuff in the bags, I twisted and suddenly all the air went out my lungs!!! Something in my back twisted and I was in an amazing amount of pain. All that to say that it hurts when I move, when I lift my arms, when I twist my head. So no training yesterday. No training today. I am in pain. <BR> My Booboo is rubbing the affected area ( along side a rib, from the spine to the tip of the rib) with special lavender cream an... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:50:35 EST 9th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3773094 I am so much in a groove. I am very happy. <BR> I wake up and do my exercices every morning. <BR> I am eating very clean and I am down from 2 coffees to 1 and from 4 sweet teas to 1. <BR> I keep my calories under 1800 and the hunger has finally gone away. <BR> I am on day 9 of the P90. I have never done it for so long and stay commited like this. <BR> I am actually looking forward to take my photos and measurement in 21 days, even tough it is scaring the bejeezus out of me. <BR> I have ... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:27:17 EST 7th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3767948 Well, things are going well. I cannot believe that I am on day 7 and that I did my p90 every day that I needed to and that I took my walks and have actually started to put some jogging interval. <BR> I manage two birthday parties this week-end and didn't go overboard. I am proud of myself. Even tought the two meals were at the restaurant. I controlled my calorie intake during the day to be prepared. <BR> I am toying with the idea of registerding for a 5k walk/run on December 31st that is ca... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:59:33 EST 3rd day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759481 I have been taking my walks every morning and doing the P90 ( I really, really, really suck at push ups...). <BR> I went swimming on monday and this morning. I am exhausted but I know it will get better. <BR> I kept my calories at 1500 but I am always hungry. I will have to see if by next week I am still hungry. Maybe with the amount of exercise I do 1800 would be a better goal. <BR> So 87 days left to this first round of P90....ahahahhahahahaha( mad scientist laughter) <BR> I need to figu... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:11:44 EST 1st day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3753484 Today is November 1st and it is a monday, perfect day to start everything over again. <BR> Yes I said it before, yes I look like a damn fool but better to look like a fool then do nothing about being so freaking fat. <BR> I keep reading all kind of blogs of ladies that are successfull in their new way of life. I want to be one of those ladies. I am fat, tired with joint that hurt all the time, I am out of breath and I am just so freaking fed up. I need to do something about this. I can't ta... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:16:40 EST I feel like a smoker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3284178 There are big forest fire in all of the province of Quebec right now. We are covered in smoke in Gatineau even tough there is no fire in our forest( Thank God). But my throat hurts because we slept with our windows open and this morning I decided to not go for my walk after I heard a man on the radio that said that he took his jog this morning for 10 minutes and felt like he had smoked a pack of cigarettes. Needless to say that I am praying for lots of rain to help control those fires. <BR> ... Mon, 31 May 2010 08:22:52 EST - 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3204000 I will take it. 1 pound lost. Sure I was hoping for more but I am minding myself to accept the fact that 1 pound a week is 52 pounds in a year. <BR> I am dedicated to my exercise routine. I went swimming this morning and did 4 extra laps. It was nice. <BR> So I tried what it would be like to take my walk, go for yoga and then go for my laps all in the same morning and it works fine. I was not too tired in the evening. Wednesday will stay like that for as long as I can do it. The yoga is ver... Fri, 7 May 2010 07:36:06 EST getting faster and faster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3194519 Yesterday, I was able to do 52 laps in my usual 45 minutes time ( I started at 30 in 45 minutes). Today, I did my 5.7 km walk in 51 minutes ( I started at 55 minutes). That is 4 minutes less in only 3 weeks of walking. I find that so motivating. It seems that the fastest I walk, the fastest I swim. I wont add to my walk distance just yet. I am taking this slow. But my goal of starting to jog again is coming closer and closer. <BR> Yesterday I walked in the rain. I love doing that. It's not t... Tue, 4 May 2010 16:56:47 EST the benefit of a heart monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3183199 I am completely flabergasted. I decided to wear my heart rate monitor even tough today is my rest day. I wanted to see how many calories I burn doing my normal stuff every day without exercising. Well no wonder I gain weight so easely. For 11 hours of "activities" I burned 1500 calories. Yet I still eat my 3000 and up calories ( when I am not taking care of myself). <BR> All week, when I exercised, at 19h00, I already spent in the 4000 calories and on days when I go to the pool and take my wa... Sat, 1 May 2010 18:40:05 EST - 5 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3178322 Wouhou, I know that I will not lose that much every week but I am taking it. I know that to lose weight I need to move alot. And that is what I did this week. I walked every day, I did yoga on sunday, I lifted weight 2 times so far and I did laps at the pool 3 times. I'm losing weight and I am getting faster. Faster in my walk( I took off 1 whole minute) and faster in my swimming( I did 50 laps in 45 minutes, when I started I could only do 30). I am so proud. <BR> I started to take more su... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:04:59 EST monday, monday, monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3163922 I ate more then I should have on friday and saturday. But I didn't go overboard like I usually do. All in all, I am very happy with myself. I did my exercise all the days that I was suppose to ( 6 out of 7 days) and this morning I was back on track calorie wise. <BR> <BR> I bought myself a heart rate monitor/watch and I saw today why I am always starving when I do my walk and swim on the same day. The walk is 600 calories burned and the swim is 600 calories burned as well. So I end up at 1h... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:51:43 EST yes I said this before and yes this is day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3140740 I am always afraid to come back when I fall off the wagon for a long period. And I realize that not being accountable is only making things worst. Yes I fell but I am back and that is what counts. I read that people that quit smoking take on average 9 tries to succeed. I quit smoking when I was 20 on the first try so I can give myself a break for falling many times trying to quit overeating. <BR> <BR> I took my courage in my hands this morning and I weigh and measure myself. I was very surp... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:25:46 EST saturday and off to Montreal...I will avoid all traps to sabotage myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2993890 I am proud to be on day 4. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did 46 laps and it is getting easier. My goal is to beat the little 65 year old lady. She does 80 laps, that is 2 km. I will get there. She is lighter then me and in greater shape. She also can do the crawl with her face in the water so she has the right technic. I don't. But it will come. I remember that when I started in fall, I could only do 12 laps, then I was able to do 30 and now 46. <BR> <BR> Now I am off to Montreal. It is the wedd... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 05:45:19 EST keeping focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2988574 It's hard, very hard. I am tempted but at the same time I truly realized that there is no other way out. I have to do what I have to do. Or give up. And I can't give up. <BR> Life is beautiful and I want to enjoy it for a very long time. <BR> Almost time to go to bed and I resisted for today. <BR> I did walk 30 minutes. That was good. Beautiful sunny day. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:44:19 EST please pardon this long interruption.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2982857 well, I have been here before and I am back again. I have been off the wagon for more then a month now. Of course I am back up but not to 264 so that is a plus. :) <BR> I am surrounding myself with reading and success stories. And I am writing all of my food down on paper. Since I am not following the menu of SP, I find it a bother to always have to look for my food in the database. I am making this real easy. Writing down on paper with the calories I have on the boxes and packages. <BR> I f... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:26:18 EST sick, sick and sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2840857 Well things have not been so well since we are back from Montreal. Ever since monday I have a sore throat, a headache and my ear hurts. I am also dizzy. It's the gagou that woke up in the night of saturday to sunday with a fever. She didn't go to school all week. Maybe tomorrow but we will see if the fever breaks. My mother is sick too so any chance I had of going outside is out the door. So no exercises of any kind. I am afraid of the scale on friday. I may skip it. <BR> Eating has been har... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:36:45 EST -2.3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2812667 Yeah I lost 2.3 lbs this week. I am working hard and it shows. <BR> Yesterday skating was really fun. It was a snow storm and the winds were high but the skating ring is protected by trees so the only rough part was walking to the ice rink. <BR> This morning I went for my swimming laps again. The gagou is off from school and I ask my mom if she could come up to stay with her while I would go swimming. I am very happy. <BR> <BR> It has been 19 days since I started and I have not gone over t... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:29:04 EST bullying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2802930 I am very proud of myself for keeping my food intake in track even tough I am going trough rough time right now: My 6 year old daughter wears glasses and there is a little boy in her class that is threatening to break her glasses. He makes gestures at her pretending to punch her in the face. We have spoken to her teacher and she says she will talk to the boy and she told my daughter to come and see her as soon as the bully does that again. It has been going on for a while, but my daughter was... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:26:23 EST -3.7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2780687 I lost 3.7 pounds this week. But I weigh myself after coming back from the pool. So it is possible that it won't be the same weight tomorrow morning. <BR> My lovey took a day off today so I didn't want to go swimming at noon to do my laps. I was brave enough to wake up at 6h00 this morning to go to the pool. I am so proud of myself. I did 40 laps. I was completely exhausted but it is good because I really pushed to the limits. I had pecans and a small glass of chocolate milk before I went. T... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:44:07 EST I need to eat more I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2773358 So I have been trying to stay under the 1500 since I started. Last night I woke up at 2h00. I was absolutely starving. I try to convince myself that other people in the world were starving to and that I could endure a little hunger. But I stayed awake for 2 hours until I decided to take a bowl of cereals ( optimum blueberries and flax), 240 calories with milk. After that , I fell asleep easely. I think that the problem is that I am burning close to 750 calories each day and combined with 1500... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:00:48 EST one full week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2757374 This is the 7th day of my week. I am still going very well. <BR> I just came back from my first day of first day to 5 k podcast program. It was not too difficult. I was very surprised. I am ready to take my time and repeat the week as many times as I need to. <BR> I am currently reading losing your pounds of pain from Doreen Virtue. It is really, really helpful. I borrowed it from the library but I will buy it. Because it is a book that will probably need to be reread a few times. <BR> So f... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:05:20 EST -3.6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2748074 I started again on monday and I lost 3.6 pounds. I am very happy. <BR> <BR> Last week's biggest loser was an eye opener for me. The doctor showed the participant what the fat in their body was doing to all the major organs. That was , in lack of a better adjective,impressive. He also visited the family of one of the contestant and ask them how her obesity was impacting them. Wow. I don't know that I would want to hear what my family has to say. <BR> I know all those things but to see them... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:24:40 EST nice walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2681454 Well this is day 2 and it is going well. I feel less like an animal stuck in a cage. I know what I have to do and I am doing it. <BR> We went for a beautiful walk, my lovey and I. It was cold and a bit too long. 30 minutes yesterday and today 100 minutes. But I would love to go for a long walk every saturday. And for now my lovey will take them with me. <BR> I am having problem finding the right calculator for the calorie cycling. The first one I found was giving me 2500 calories a day. Tha... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 16:08:27 EST 1st day of a whole new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2677057 It is 17h43 and all is going well. I just finished my first day of a long, long, long road ahead of me. My first daughter is getting married on September 5th and that will be a good goal for me. <BR> I also learn at Christmas that my second and fourth daughters are pregnant. Their due date is 2 weeks apart in August. I always said that I would be a funky grand-ma and now I will do everything I can to be just that. <BR> There are talks of a UK trip in the month of May. My husband's job will ... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:50:35 EST 12 days on- 8 days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2611582 Can't believe that my last blog post was motivation galore! I was sailing along just fine for 12 days then I fell off and I am trying to go back on. Alot of emotions right now in my life. <BR> The planning of my father's visit on December 27th is stressing me out a lot. His last demand was that we met alone, him with his girl friend and my lovey and me. But I have already asked my daughters to come and 3 of them are coming. I don't think I am being selfish in saying that my daughters will co... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 08:04:42 EST motivation galore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2591553 It looks like my first daughter, 27 years old is getting married in august 2010. And even tough, it shouldn't be a motivation, it really is. I find myself thinking of buying a beautiful dress, that fits me well, for that occasion. And a beautiful dress, that is not from the plus size stores. Since it is 9 months away, I can definetely make a big change in my size by then. <BR> Today is day 12. I didn't have any cheat day. I was not tempted to cheat. This is a first for me. <BR> I bought tho... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:38:12 EST almost half way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2587510 It takes 21 days to create new habits, today is day 10. Things are going very well. Last night I had a bowl of popcorn. It was 3 cups. Those who know me know that the bowl was about 10% of what I usually eat. I didn't feel deprived. I was happy to eat that bowl of popcorn and I savour every piece. Just like on saturday when I had my Burger King vege burger. It was the best choice I could make on an outing/road trip. And that goes to prove that there will always be a choice in any kind of situ... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:35:35 EST