LOVEHATECAKES's SparkPeople Blog LOVEHATECAKES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Big update - I got a job :) Soooo, I haven't blogged in a while after I gave up on the Spring Bootcamp challenge, but life has been a little crazy lately, so that's why. <BR> <BR> I didn't accept the internship I was offered last time I wrote. The hours would have been too crazy, my earnings too low, but most importantly, running around after a bunch of actors wouldn't have gotten me anywhere useful. Turns out it wasn't such a bad decision, as I was interviewed for a different position about a week later - and I got it... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 01:39:16 EST Spring Bootcamp No More I meant to post this blog yesterday, but was way too tired after my long day, so it's a day late instead. <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor on Friday to get a perscription for physio which I was meant to get a week ago and when she asked me how my wrist was doing I said that I struggled with exercise that had me leaning on my arms. <BR> I then basically got told off for being a bit over-ambitious. The way things are I might never be able to do that kind of exercise, so I gotta stop my bootcamp ... Sat, 5 May 2012 16:36:42 EST Spring Bootcamp Day 5 WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> Went down a little bit today, which was great. That's exactly how I want my weight to come off: slow and steady and then that way I don't have to worry about piling it on instantly as soon as I have a naughty day. <BR> <BR> FOOD: <BR> <BR> It was soup day again today, which I love, but my mum thought that soup on its own would be too insubstantial so she made some delicious lemon cake for dessert. That would have been fine and I still would have been well within my calori... Thu, 3 May 2012 17:06:14 EST Spring Bootcamp Day 4 WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> I felt a bit apprehensive this morning, but my weight stayed the same since yesterday. That wasn't particularly surprising since I haven't made the best of choices, but it's not like I blew it completely. <BR> <BR> FOOD: <BR> <BR> I wasn't hungry at all in the morning and seeing as I was on my own (read, no one was there to force something down my throat!) I only had a tiny breakfast which consisted of a coffee and a satsuma. As a result I was absolutely starving at aroun... Wed, 2 May 2012 15:25:41 EST Spring Bootcamp Day 3 WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning feeling rather bloated and unsurprisingly the scales reflected that with a bit of weight gain. I'm not overly worried, but I hope that this doesn't become the norm again now, as I've had some serious struggles with plateaus before. I WANT to get under 70kg so bad!! No more late night snacking on cheese for me. :/ <BR> <BR> FOOD: <BR> <BR> Not so great today to be honest. May day is a holiday over here, so we had cake and a big roast followed by choc... Tue, 1 May 2012 15:09:20 EST Spring Bootcamp Day 2 The day started well with a nice loss of a pound on the scales, exactly what I'd hoped for. One more pound and I'll finally be within the "healthy" BMI range. I really can't wait, that would be my first major goal ticked off. It's really annoying me that I let myself go enough to become medically unhealthy and overweight, but it's also spurring me on with my lifestyle change. <BR> <BR> I wore a white t-shirt today that I bought in October but always felt way too self-conscious to wear as it ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:51:56 EST Spring Bootcamp Day 1 After quite a bit of uhming and ahhing I decided to join this Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge after all. I'm feeling a bit... errr, fragile at the moment. I've been in a relationship with the same person for such a long time I learned to define myself through it, especially after getting engaged. Now all that is gone and I'm struggling to let go and to think of myself for once. <BR> <BR> I thought this challenge would be good for me, as I'd discovered recently that exercise can actually... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:43:48 EST The aftermath Let's start straight away by not beating about the bush: <BR> I've had a bad couple of days. Not bad as in unhappy or painful, but bad diet and exercise-wise. I've been persistently overeating, thanks mainly due to a gigantic and completely overwhelming sugar craving. On top of that I've been exercising half-heartedly, or in the case of yesterday, not at all (fortunately I'd spent all day running around town yesterday anyway, whereas I would have normally taken the car, so it's a bit of progr... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 14:38:07 EST Mosquitos - arrrrgh!! Just a quick one today, as I haven't really got anything interesting to say today. <BR> I've just come back from my run and for the first time I didn't feel all amazing and elated, but pretty p*ed off. The mosquitos (/mosquitoes??) are out - by the millions. And during my lovely evening runs in the forest along the river my sweaty heat attracts them like a magnet. <BR> I spent my run flailing one hand in front of my face like mad and using the other one to pick them out of my eye lashes while... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 13:22:21 EST Eating Out Tonight My lovely parents, who are taking care of me while I recover after my surgery, decided to treat us all with a meal out at a really great Italian restaurant. <BR> <BR> Eating out time is usually panic time for me. Well, it's panic before I get to the restaurant, then with one glance at the menu I'll throw all my good intentions overboard and binge on unhealthy food, followed by panic and pangs of guilt when I leave the restaurant. <BR> <BR> Today my appetite slowly crept back on me, but I st... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:38:45 EST Not hungry A word of warning: This is not a cheerful, happy, motivational blog post. It's not super depressive, but it contains a few things that I just had to get out of my system before they eat me up. <BR> <BR> Wednesday - two days ago - I woke up fresh and eager because this was the day my cast was to be taken off my arm and I was also having my stitches removed. That meant two things: <BR> 1) No more awkward washing and showering <BR> 2) I could go running again <BR> <BR> The latter is a bit surp... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:36:27 EST Tomorrow - no actually, right now I overate today. And yesterday. And I didn't do any exercise either. And no, I'm not proud of it, but it's okay. <BR> My surgery was two days ago and even though I tried to squeeze in some high intensity housework (yes, that counts as exercise) on the Thursday before I had to go to hospital, the painkillers I had to take yesterday and today meant it would have been irresponsible to go outside and exercise on my own. Of course that was no excuse to overeat, but I'm not going to beat myself up.... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:20:49 EST Last Push Before The Break Today was the last time I could do halfway normal exercise for a while now. Tomorrow I'm having surgery on my wrist and I have no idea how I'll be feeling afterwards and how soon I can take up exercise again. Though of course I'm raring to go as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> I say "of course" like it's such a natural thing, but actually it's not. In the past whenever I wanted to lose weight I preferred to eat around 500 calories a day and spend the majority of my time absolutely starving, just... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:18:06 EST Happy Times Just thought I'd write this up while I'm still excited and happy after completing my run. I'm currently following a programme which sees me running for a bit and then walking to recover. It's strange but a while ago I couldn't actually do the easiest session, but at the moment it seems to be too easy for me, even though I'm running on extremely hilly, off-road terrain! <BR> <BR> I tried not to get too ahead of myself, however, and just ran a bit faster rather than skip a couple of weeks on m... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:32:46 EST Life with and after injury I decided to write about this as my first blog post, as I've been struggling for the past few months and thought that there may be a lot of people who are going through or have been through the same problems as me. <BR> <BR> First off, I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter. From time to time I gain too much weight and decide that I need to lose it. I'd start exercising, cut out the junk food and lose a stone or two. Then I'd start getting complacent and the weight would slowly creep up again until I c... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:20:34 EST