MAMAPATA1's SparkPeople Blog MAMAPATA1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 10 - Why am I here? I've been flopping basically all the time so I thought that I ought to lay out exactly why I am here. Why I am doing this. <BR> <BR> - Because I feel better when I am healthy. My head is clearer, I feel fresher, I am more productive, I am less grumpy. I am just a better version of me. <BR> <BR> - My skin is clearer when I eat better. <BR> <BR> - The feeling when I manage things I couldn't use to do. The feeling when I finish a run or a set of reps. The feeling when I can run faster or furt... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 13:35:36 EST Day 9 - Flop! So, this isn't really a blog. It's me saying that I've gone completely awol today (just kind of broke yesterday and couldn't deal). <BR> <BR> But I figured coming on here and writing two sentences was better than stopping everything completely. <BR> <BR> So bleh. <BR> <BR> I'll do better tomorrow, promise!! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:54:37 EST Day 8 - Challenges! Hello! <BR> <BR> Foot still no better but I did manage to eat healthily today so that's a step in the right direction! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've mentioned a couple of times that my mother and I are both going to do Cassie Ho's (Blogilates) june calendar this month. And honestly, I'm so pleased. I've actually looked at a couple of her previous calendars but I always wimped out thinking "oh, who has time for that" and so on. And that is not fair to myself! Because I do have time and I deserve to... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:02:44 EST Day 7 - Listening to My Body Hello! <BR> <BR> So I went for my run this morning... and had to stop after 15 minutes. I've done something to my right foot and it's really painful to walk, let alone to run. So, over the next few days, I probably won't be doing either. I can still exercise - standing is fine - so I will continue with the blogilates videos and I'll try to do some yoga. But running is really not happening. <BR> <BR> This is really damn annoying. I had just kind of got to the point where I actually liked ru... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:43:41 EST Day 6 - What are the good things in your life? Well today has been a pretty pathetic day food wise. <BR> <BR> But I have a plan for tomorrow! I am going to wake up at 8am (I hope...) and eat some cereal and a pear. Then while that digests, I'm going to clean the bathroom and sweep the floors. Then I'll do some stretching (maybe some yoga) and then go for another run. I come home, scarf down pasta, broccoli and prawns. Then shower and off to work for three classes (and my awesome colleague is working so we'll have fun). Then quickly to t... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:08:38 EST Day 5 - Comparisons and Sulking... Hello! I've tried to make this blog marginally more interesting by adding pictures!! <em>29</em> Exciting stuff! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, I feel a bit like this. Like, I'm pretty narcissistic and self confident so most of the time I feel fairly solidly awesome. And today I ran/walked 8km which is the furthest I've ever gotten so I felt pretty amazing. But then, I have a really nasty habit of comparing myself to ot... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 13:16:22 EST Day 4 - Still not doing well! But I've been giggling away so I'm counting that as calories burnt. Totally works like that, right?! Still not in my calorie range but I'm getting closer. Itsy bitsy steps! And I've just finished my arm exercises so I'm feeling pretty awesome! <BR> <BR> It's now gone midnight so I'm off to bed! :O Got a bit more time tomorrow so I'll go running and do some abs exercises. Might go for a walk too. <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:07:29 EST Day 3 - Just a quickie! Again today has been a bit mixed! I went waaaay over my calorie range. But I did try to choose actual food when I was hungry, instead of chocolate. A lot of my calories came from my midnight snack. Normally, I sleep really well but yesterday/today I was awake until gone 2am. It was driving me crazy and I just snapped! <BR> <BR> But I did run further and faster than I normally do! So that was exciting! <BR> <BR> And this has been an utterly uninteresting blog! And in all likelihood tomorrow... Thu, 30 May 2013 12:41:38 EST Day 2 - The Ingredients to a Happy Day Worrying that an English teacher can't spell loneliness! <BR> <BR> I've had a really lovely day today. I only had one class (who are lovely and a pleasure to teach) so I slept in in the morning. Then I decided not to go for a run (too hot) but instead, walked for half an hour to the shops where I bought lots of lovely healthy food. Then I decided to go for another walk as it was such a lovely day. Sure, I didn't actually accomplish everything that I really ought to have accomplished but tha... Wed, 29 May 2013 11:50:55 EST Day 1 - Mixed! Well here I am! Blogging again! It's been a bit of a mixed day. In some ways, I did eat better in terms of meals and snacks but in the evening, it all went a bit to pot! I didn't finish work until 7.30 so went to the shops to buy milk for cereal tomorrow morning. At which point, I was really hungry and stupidly bought a whole bar of chocolate. And a mini-pizza for dinner. And ate all of them... So I am well over 2000 calories. But until that point, I wasn't doing badly. Not well, but not badl... Tue, 28 May 2013 12:48:42 EST How am I going to do this? - Day 0 Hello! <BR> <BR> Despite having been on Spark People for a while (and SparkTeens before that - so I really do know that I ought to be blogging), I haven't actually blogged yet. So hello! <BR> <BR> I am S. I am 19 and currently living in Russia where I work as an English teacher. I will be here for one more month and then it's holidays. And after that, in September, I will be going back to being a student myself and will be going to university in the Netherlands. So I have almost exactly 3... 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