LITHETHA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LITHETHA LITHETHA'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/ the scale is not my boss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391565 wow ,its been 4 weeks since i weighed and made a pact with myself not to weigh but use my clothes as my form of measurement.all is well for now.it gets scary at timeswhen I dont know what is happening with my body scale wise. <BR> <BR> i want to be one of those people who exercise just because its what they do and how they live. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:25:25 EST Hate the phrase "CHEAT MEAL" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089634 I have heard this phrase for so long that it drives me crazy to think that by eating something that is not so healthy could be considered cheating,I call it living. Hear me out. The main reason that so many of us fail at changing our lifestyles healthwise is that the minute we eat outside the heathly food zone we are made to feel guilty and worthless and ultimately the feelings grow and we think "well I might as well go the distance and eat my heart out". A lot of people have said that persis... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 04:57:17 EST i think I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085262 When I think how totally hopeless I felt about 12 days ago, I cant believe it. I have started a journal to record all I eat and how I feel for that day and my mood when I eat etc. I find that slowly there emerged a pattern of feeling bored and tired in the early evening and late at nght after dinner resulting in a carb fest. <BR> <BR> To counter this I have decided to cook double portions each night and when I come home from work I just eat my supper and start cooking for the next two nights... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:23:00 EST Can I really do this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070595 I am sitting in my bed ,after having a slice of toast with butter,my 10th slice and feeling sorry for myself.I ate an apple in the morning and bran flakes with skim milk followed by another apple and 4 slices of bread with jam and tea.then I had two more slices of toast and another apple and youghurt with more bran flakes.later for dinner I had a full plate of rice with veggies and chutney sauce and later another 4 slices of toast and cool drink. <BR> <BR> What is wrong with this picture? I ... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:51:56 EST Getting back up on my feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030203 I have dusted my sorry self after falling off the wagon and ready to embark on nother leg of this lifelong journey.I am conscious to challenges along the way and wary of all obstacles.What I can say is I will never leave this journey no matter how many times I fall. <BR> <BR> I need all the encouragment I can get to keep at it <BR> <BR> Here is to the first 10 lbs coming off. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 07:55:17 EST Getting back up on my feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030202 I have dusted my sorry slef after falling off the wagon and ready to embark on nother leg of this lifelong journey.I am conscious to challenges along the way and wary of all obstacles.What I can say is I will never leave this journey no matter how many times I fall. <BR> <BR> I need all the encouragment I can get to keep at it <BR> <BR> Here is to the first 10 lbs coming off. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 07:54:48 EST I am on to goal number two for the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938048 Glad to say I am back and with my drivers' licence in tow,thank you very much. I got it yey.next stop is buying a car early next year so saving for a deposit.Onto my next goal of getting to 86 kg which I think is a realistics goal in the circumstances and to do two chapters this year of my thesis. <BR> <BR> just brought a treadmill from a friend at a bargain and it will help me with cardio since its winter down here and I cant possibly get outside to run which I love.I am no longer sick and... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:30:04 EST trying to stay relevant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899516 I have a cold ,a serious one where my chest is on fire and my cough is violent.went to the doctor but the medication is not working.will have to try another one to give me a strong antibiotic.whislt still fighting the flu,i bought a treadmill and just as i was getting excited about the prospects of using it,i get the cold.it sucks but a little here or there i try to continue with healthy eating, whilst my desire is for a hot cuppa with a buttered croissant.cant afford to take time off work bu... Sun, 27 May 2012 01:22:44 EST wow, burnt 500 cals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794469 I am feeling low coz of my finances that are almost uncontrollable.I decided to take some days off from work to destress because I am overworked.I decided to take some me time and head to the gym and torched 500lb ,at least that is what the cardio machines say.40 min on the treadmill and 5min on the stepper and 20 on the bike and 10min on the elliptical.Plus I did a lot of strength training especially the legs and arms which i dont get to work on often. I felt good as exercise seems to lift m... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:48:41 EST Still on my 3 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754452 Update <BR> 1.Driver's licence - failed ,got a new appointment on March 22 .hope to get it <BR> 2.Start on my Treatise, now on Chapter two <BR> 3. Lose 10kg ,I am 6.8kg away from goal.weigh in to day might be less. <BR> <BR> Happy sparking. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:40:43 EST Its another year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647653 wow times flies hey.another year gone and it waits for no man really. As usual I make only three new year's resolutions <BR> <BR> 1.to get my drivers licence, been struggling a lot,I am going for my test on the 30th Jan. wish me luck. <BR> 2.Start on my treatise for my masters degree. I am aiming for completion by June,so better make a move on <BR> 3.Lose 10kg and maintain the loss, I know I have more to lose but lets be realistic here,ten is a doable number and I have done it before. <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 04:39:49 EST wish i had joined gym much earlier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575783 I am totally loving gym. I am just wondering what I before gym. The trainers are so dedicated and patient. Noone has the I know it all attitude and I didnt get any rude stares from the super fit veterans there. That first impression gave me the resolve to join immediately .The consultant who spoke to me and sold me the membership siad she was once overweight and had lost 38 kg about 88 lbs and she had pics to prove it.Talk about true selling points. <BR> <BR> Virgin Active really is up on de... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:18:35 EST I am a runner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554388 I am into week three of my training for my second 10k.I am feeling sore today but it is a good kind of sore and I think I am going to loving my sleep tonight.I have had problems with sleep apnea in the past and I am scared of it happening again. At least that is one motivation for exercise.Training is hard especially in the first weeks and although I am a bit slow , I can feel that I am no longer having side pains and there is no lactic acid building in my calves like when I started. <BR> <... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:20:44 EST urgent board meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526395 I believe the fat in my body has just called a board meeting to debate the issue of the BOSSLADY, being me, deciding to call the shots in the company that is my body.The issue on the agenda is simple How o resist the Boss Lady's resolutions and reinforce the fat army.I can picture it, they are all proposing various strategies like up my cravings for the 'good stuff' you know that the baked goods and carbs that they know I find hard to resist.Some must volunteering to take the early morning sh... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 06:26:35 EST just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525595 my first four days Sat, 8 Oct 2011 14:19:57 EST my biggest fear is........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525061 not being able to hang in there just a little longer to see results on this journey. I fear that I cannot do this for longer than three months. My failures from the many times that I have embarked on a weight loss program is due to the fact that I quickly lose motivation by about the third month. I do not know of the strategies that I can use to get over that hill and actually make it this time around. I let life take over and my efforts to eat healthy and exercise go down the drain. I would ... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 04:17:02 EST gone with the wind...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4489341 my motivation has flown out the window with the wind.I tried to catch it but was not exactly giving it my all. Content in waking up to not doing anything but avoiding facing the reality that is the big me.I dont know why or when it decided to disengage itself from meor I form it but it did. I want to make up with it but I am kind off enjoying the freedom of not having to find it every morning like that one elusive matching sock. Even the glorious encouragemnt of a warm spring morning is no... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:01:39 EST DIVERSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4350748 Knowing me, my weekends are diet disaster. <BR> <BR> Breaking fro m the week day routine and stepping onto the tarmac of a weekend is my major downfall. <BR> <BR> I lterally fall off the wagon, I have anxiety attacks coz I anticipate failure. Weekends are my enemy, hence I constantly have to think of creating diversions. <BR> <BR> Diversion number one: <BR> <BR> Get out of the house fast and as early as possible. <BR> <BR> Diversion number two: <BR> <BR> make lunch and dinner the night... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 05:41:22 EST JENFIT'S JOURNEY IS DA BOMB http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4321390 I was going through Jenfit's journey and reading on her page when I finally made sense of BMR'setc. It makes so much sense that weight loss has become more reachable, no longer an elusive goal that cant be reached. I am so elated to be able to mix and match the food I can eat to make up exactly the calories I need to eat per day in order to lose weight.I am so excited to take it one day at a time and not think about the chunk of weight I still need to lose. <BR> <BR> I can be a success stor... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 06:34:11 EST re commiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4261021 so I woke up three days ago thinking I will be miserable a year from now if I dont re commit to healthy eating and exercise. I decided I am not waiting for another aha moment. I have had many of those.I am taking it a day at a time and praising each healthy decision I make daily even if I dont lose weight. The idea is,it takes a collection of all these decisions to make one gain a pound and eventually be obese. I am going to delay the pounds through healthy eating and by doing so hopefully r... Sat, 28 May 2011 06:16:01 EST getting it right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3795333 I have been at the same weight for about two weeks now.I am not panicking just that I would appreciate some movement. I have improved my fitness to jogging for at least 20 minutes without tiring out, it is high time that I step it up a notch. I think logging on my food is something that I can not run away from from but it takes up so much of mY time coz my computer is a bit on the slow side and I have no patience. Even blogging has become such a chore, I would rather motivate myself with othe... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 04:55:27 EST October update:3 months on spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3763382 I am proud of the fact that I have managed to lose 25lbs in three months.Here is to embracing the 190s. <BR> <BR> As of Nov 1st my measurements are <BR> Bust: 113 <BR> Waist: 93 <BR> Abdomen: 108 <BR> hips: 119 <BR> R thigh: 74.5 <BR> R arm: 32 <BR> weight: 200lbs <BR> body fat %: 39 <BR> BMI: 35.45 Fri, 5 Nov 2010 06:52:04 EST WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3710468 So I decided to go shopping for some jeans today and found that I am now back to wearing my size 16s (in SA SIZES) Do not know what that would be in american sizes.It is quite an achievemnt for me bearing in mind that I was creeping on into the 20s.I did a little victory dance and thought to my slef in about two months time I will be doing another in a 14.My size 18 pants are so loose they fall off my true waist and huddle around my lower waist (if there is ever such a thing )but I guess you ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:34:57 EST progressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3703015 wow what can I say,apart from the fact that I am thrilled to have lost 2,3 kg (about 5 lbs) At least I am being consistent with the 1lb a week I was aiming at.I have a gruelling jog to day.I pushed myself to go for 3 ten minute stretches at a time with some 2 minute or rest in between.I can not wait for the time when I am able to jog 30 minutes straight .I also did som hill climbing until my glutes were begging me for mercy.I figure I must have torched at 600 calories.The inclines really kill... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 05:33:42 EST loved my past two work outs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3686364 Yesterday I decided to change my routine and embark on a high intensity exercise:stair climbing.I mean some serious hard core jogging up and down stairs.I did that for about twenty minutes with a few rests in between.I was like a fish out of water,gasping for some much needed air.I cannot say much about my legs ,I can still feel my hamstrings acting up.I felt good afterwards.The body does need some shock therapy to test its limits.Whilst my brain was crying out for me to stop , my will power... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 06:55:26 EST Weigh in looming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3675909 since the 14th of this month I have been inundated with work work work. It is hard being a manager really hard. I have constantly reminded myself that what does not kill me makes me stronger. I have still a couple of things lined up for me in October and two of my weeks are already full diary wise. I am scared though about the bit of travelling I will have to do.Hotels and I dont exactly get along coz it means buffets and loads of lard.Like I need that right now. My weigh in is looming and ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 04:51:48 EST my stats thus far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3636627 02/08/10 -- - 06/09/10 <BR> bust 120cm ( 47 inches) ---- 114cm (44 inches) <BR> waist 104 cm (40 inches) --- 96 cm (37 inches) <BR> Abdomen 115cm (45 inches) --- 112 cm (44 inches) <BR> hips 127 cm(49 inches) ---124 cm( 48 inches) <BR> thighs x2 164cm (64 inches) ---156 cm (61 inches <BR> weight 103.00kg (227 lbs) ---97.30kg(214.50lbs) <BR> body fat 4... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:22:32 EST Its all in the mind...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3624120 When I woke up today I had many reasons why I should not exercise but as soon as I put on my Taebo dvd,Billy was blaring at me saying that its all in the mind, we have to exercise by faith.faith helps us to see with the mind's eye that whatever we are doing cosistently will result in the ultimate goal of success.If it is was all up to the body it was going to be easy.It is the mind that decides to make a change.Everyday is a chance to make a decision and if we only focus on making good choice... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:55:10 EST Ke nako!It is time!....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3602818 I was actually thinking of the times I have embarked on yet another weight loss journey.I was always determined, always upbeat about it ;that for a moment I really thought I was going to make it.The journey usually ended up with me giving up after losing about 20 lbs or so.I never gave myself any credit for how far I had gone,I would quit the journey and go back to the comfort of my fatness.I would never wonder far enough to believe that I was worthy..I still harbour a lot of fear to venture... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 07:34:40 EST Run down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3599441 I feel run down today.Perhaps I have been over exercising and I know I have been getting little sleep about 4 to 5 hours max.Something has got to give.I know this when I fell asleep in front of my computer for at least an hour,good thing I have a private office.I have to go and do my thirty minutes at Curves and tomorrow I forfeit my morning workout for sleeping a little longer.I deserve it.At least come Saturday I will be refreshed and ready to do a morning run.I am trying to build up to ru... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:11:32 EST another update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3584653 I came home on Friday and got a lovely surprise.weighing myself i found out I am now at 216 lbs and got my second complement.Wow I feel validated so much and feel like on top of the world.I am confident I will stick it out until December and beyond.Hello onewonderland.My goal this week is to be consistent with the food logging.i want to see my trend and see where I am lacking and am trying more legumes this week and add some fish to my diet. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 02:57:10 EST My first month on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3572061 My first month on Spark and I have achieved the following <BR> 1. One complement from a friend who says I look slimmer <BR> 2.I have lost 11 lbs (231-220) <BR> 3.I have decided to be brave and have my first before picture taken <BR> 4.I joined curves gym on a 12 month contract to keep me going. <BR> 5.I bought a dress that I really like, to embrace my feminity and that says goodbye to my voluptous self. <BR> 6. I purchased a 12 month subs to my favourite magazine:SHAPE <BR> 7. I purchased a ... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:04:44 EST Having the time of my life.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3559167 having fun is not even describing it adequately.spending time with my son and acting like a five year old is all that gives me joy.we are going to bake cakes and scones today, he insists.so off we go to buy some ingredients.I am not a master chef or Mrs Baker but hey my dear bear does not know that. All he loves is spending time being allowed to create a mess in the kitchen that he knows he will not be shouted for.seeing him content in his apron is all a mother wants to see,pure joy pure happ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 07:20:56 EST its so funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3511491 that when you least expect it someone says something you definitely crave to hear and says it in just the right way that saying any other way would not have the same effect to the person in need of hearing it.does that make sense.I was reading one of the bogs voted most popular ,"my best weight loss advice ever" .Life is all about choices.Sometimes its chance but moslty choices.If we choose to fuel our bodies with junk it will become a trash can .simple.slim people also make the choices that ... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 02:35:14 EST feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505551 i would not normally say this but I am feeeling great today.after my workout in the morning the endorphins came rushing in and i feel light and happy despite the problems of money and all.i feel so good that I am going for another workout session in a few minutes to keep myself outthere.I just hope that three to six months down the line I will have the same good feeling.I joined a gym for the first time in my life and beacuse it cost me I am froced to show up or my money goes down the drain.I... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:48:24 EST feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505550 i would not normally say this but I am feeeling great today.after my workout in the morning the endorphins came rushing in and i feel light and happy despite the problems of money and all.i feel so good that I am going for another workout session in a few minutes to keep myself outthere.I just hope that three to six months down the line I will have the same good feeling.I joined a gym for the first time in my life and beacuse it cost me I am froced to show up or my money goes down the drain.I... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:48:21 EST good morning south africa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3473460 I feel right up there on top of the world.I feel like go telling it on the mountains over the hills and every where.....ok that is a cliche.But I do feel like that.I had a super workout with Billy Banks( Taebo advanced) on dvd off course.I gave 50 mintues of my all and had my butt whipped.I had sweat dripping from me I thought it was fat. After a shower and eating my packed lunch for breakfast I feel great. I will eat my breakfast for lunch.I was debating with myself in the morning trying to ... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:40:08 EST feeling out of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3466482 I am feeling out of control right now.Handling a personal crisis that I just can not figure out.testing times.To make matters worse I am locked out of the house so waiting for my spare keys.This is getting me frustrated.The things I could be doing right now.Time wasted.At least I have no access to food cause Lord help I need a food fix right now.Carb fix to be specific.Hell its the honest truth.I am trying hard to be in control and calm myself down.I dont wanna lose the plot right now. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 01:55:39 EST Spark people the eye opener http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3457604 after giving myself the time to red the various articles on SP I came across the article on how SP creates the appropriate calorie ranges.After getting my head around the mathematics I got to really understand the whole idea of losing weight steadily.I am now armed with knowledge that is life saving. I will now understand why I am not losing weight when I over indluge.Creating deficits could not have been this much fun.I keep learing something new everyday and whoever said knowledge is power ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:32:59 EST whacky wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3453420 i got up today at 5:30 am for my resistance workout.I was having the usual debate with myself to wake or not to wake but remembered Shawn T's statement "Decide, Commit and Succeed." I knew that if I wished to be healthy and slim then I had to do the work.Its the mind that tells the body to workout.This is something that is pure logic no rocket science here.I drank my 750 ml water whilst working out and decided to up my intensity with a two minute skip.Although I did not make the whole two mi... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:35:55 EST world cup withdrawal syptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3422948 i am feeling totally blue this morning.last night i had to sleep at about 12pm because neither the Spanish nor the Dutch wanted to give up that easily.At the end there had to be one winner.It was a grueling 120 minutes to think i was on the edge of my sit.I suffered for it at the end as I could not wake up for my early morning work out.I still feel i need my sleep.to morrow i have to start taking care of my body.having a busy week does not help either.but like one spark motivator said life is... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:47:59 EST world cup withdrawal syptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3422947 i am feeling totally blue this morning.last night i had to sleep at about 12pm because neither the Spanish nor the Dutch wanted to give up that easily.At the end there had to be one winner.It was a grueling 120 minutes to think i was on the edge of my sit.I suffered for it at the end as I could not wake up for my early morning work out.I still feel i need my sleep.to morrow i have to start taking care of my body.having a busy week does not help either.but like one spark motivator said life is... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:47:57 EST a moment of silence for........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3388232 the hundreds of thousands that died in the genocide in Rwanda a few years back.Lest we forget that there are people out there who have literally fought to survive and more others who are still doing so.For the victims of HIV/Aids more especially the women whose partners and husbands and boyfriends did not love them enough to take care not to pass on the virus to them.For the hungry child who has died or is dying in a refuge camp somewhere in Africa or the Asia or South America whilst the mot... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 05:41:31 EST getting it right this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3384883 I have finally got a grip on how to use the nutrition and fitness trackers. With some patience I finally was able to study the whole thing to make it beneficial for me.I am so happy. I am going to make tracking my business everyday.In the past I would get annoyed at my slow weight loss progress.I would lose about 7kg or 15lbs and that would be it.I would easily get discouraged.What I did not know was that I would free style mu eating to the extent that I did not know how much I had eaten and ... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:07:12 EST withdrawal symptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3377897 I have a killer headache and feeling like my blood sugar levels are down.I have refuelled though with some low GI Rye seeded bread cheese and tomato and in an hour will have my tuna salad.I think I have withdrawal symptoms from the lack of sugar.feels like a hang over.you see I am a sugar fanatic.everyday at 10 am I would have a bran muffin or a scone with my sweet tea. I would have it religiously that the ladies at the cafeteria would be happy to reserve my order in case themuffins or scones... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:43:46 EST Preparation is key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3369007 that is my motto for my first day being serious.Firstly doing a grocery shopping list then going to buy a food scale to accurately weigh my food.thereafter i will assemble my dumb bells, jump rope takkies and work out gear every evening so I dont have excuses not to exercise.next is teaching my self how to log in the foods i eat everyday.hopefully it can be done.i will weigh in once a week.Starting weight 230lbs ,oh i am buying a journal to record all the things i eat and exercises i do and a... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 04:06:36 EST what a half year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3302267 whilst i've been so busy sorting out my career and studies i have of course negelcted my body and with winter here its really trying.can not sem to get it quite right.perhaps i should really consider finding time to join the gym but there are all far and i dont have transport at the moment.i have to get up early and do my vidoes it seems.no more excuses. Sat, 5 Jun 2010 01:50:30 EST i have quit the scale, adopted the tape measure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2920689 just a few days ago I was celebrating my loss form 229 to 224 pouns but yesterday when i climbed on the scale i was back to 229. i was good the whole wekend and usually on weekends I lose it coz the weekend disrupts my routine.so i was a little disppointed but told my self that March will be no scale month. i will do my very best to stick within my calorie range and se how it goes.i am sure by end March I would have registrd a significant loss.No more scale !no more scale !no more scale! Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:39:01 EST how do log in my food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2872689 i think i have asked this question before.i seem not to be able to log in the actual food that i eat onto the food tracker.i am in south africa and i just do not see any resemblance to the foods listed here with the actual food.please help.i tried to follow the suggestion but can not get the hang of it..........anyway im on a mission to succeed by all means, i am climbing a small hill road next to my house for the month of February three times a week and i will see what happens.i go up and do... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 04:05:40 EST 9th February 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2859713 i have not made any new year resolutions based on weight.i have decided to get into the game without any thinking about it etc.i am now ready to take it a day at a time.i have to keep motivated.i am staring slowly this time around and hopefully i will finally reach my goal weight. Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:25:47 EST