LIS0707's SparkPeople Blog LIS0707's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Checking back in So I've been absent for a few weeks. Over Lent it was basically just too hard, and my husband has been doing a lot of the cooking recently, and not necessarily weighing for me as he goes. <BR> <BR> I haven't been doing too badly though, more or less losing weight slowly, although this last week being the first week after Easter, I've been celebrating like a good Orthodox gal ought, with lots of yummy food! But now that week is over, I've got to get back into being healthy again. <BR> <B... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:33:34 EST Working on that hill Whoops - I missed blogging last week. <BR> <BR> This last week hasn't been spectacular - I didn't track a few days, because of events, and I didn't get all the exercise I should have either (actually, I did make my minutes goal, just it wasn't spread out through the week). <BR> <BR> But I haven't gained, not beyond my normal patterns anyway, and I'm back on track now. In fact, despite having had pizza for dinner, I'm going to have to go have a (fat-free) snack, as somehow I haven't hit 1... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 04:03:18 EST I'm starting to notice a pattern I could never be one of those people who manages to only weigh themselves once a week. Ok, I tell a lie, sometimes I am one of those people - I might even go longer - but it generally ends in weight gain. <BR> <BR> I've noticed a pattern over the last 3 weeks. I'll drop some, and then I'll jump up again, and then I'll drop again to a little less than the previous low. So overall, it's a downwards trend. But if I was only measuring once a week, and hit the up rather than the low, it would... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 04:47:26 EST Water = good That's what I'm telling myself. <BR> <BR> I don't really have a problem with drinking my 8 glasses a day (and I'm usually drinking out of a 400ml glass rather than a 250ml one, so I'm getting plenty). I was pretty pleased with myself because the weight was dropping - mid-week I was down to 66.3kg. Then I had a couple of meals out - nothing too OTT, just went over my allowance by 100 calories over those two days (in total, not each day), and I didn't get to the gym or do pilates for those ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:58:09 EST First acheivement unlocked! So, my first goal for myself was to get down to "not overweight", which for me is no more than 67kg. I've been at this a little over week now, and most of last week hovered slightly above 67.5. So it was pretty exciting when I woke up on Sunday and it said 67 (actually, it said 66.9, and then I tried again, and it said 67.2, and then I tried again... you get the picture, but I think I've finally worked out exactly where to stand on my scales for consistency). <BR> <BR> I thought I might ha... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:53:09 EST I get points for this, right? Ok, so they've found my secret weakness, points accumulation. <BR> <BR> I'm on Day three of tracking (I've been trying to be healthy for a lot longer than that though). So far I've had one planned blow-out day, but I'm comfortable with that, because it was planned. I don't have anymore planned just at the moment. <BR> <BR> My first immediate goal is to get myself under the "overweight" line according to my BMI. This does seem to be a fairly accurate indicator for my bodytype. Until abou... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:38:50 EST