MSPEACHYJONES's SparkPeople Blog MSPEACHYJONES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Weight loss is working! Is it too fast? will it last? Argh! <BR> Ok I'm stuck between elation at weight loss success... (I've lost 10 pounds!) <BR> But I'm scared... I feel like I'm doing fine, I;m enjoying exercise and I'm fitting in healthy eating and lifestyle with my daily life. But is it all too fast? What if I can't maintain it? What if I blow it and in a months time I'm back up ten pounds or more!! <BR> <BR> My wedding isn't until September so I'm really scared that I'm gonna loose focus or mess up and let myself down before then... <BR>... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:44:55 EST Scale not budging... neither is my determination! OK. a second week at 151. <BR> That is OK! <BR> Because: <BR> I know my food and exercise were GREAT this week <BR> <BR> Also sometimes it is no harm to be reminded that you have to keep pushing! <BR> <BR> My body is fighting the change but it can't keep fighting what I am fighting so much harder for! <BR> <BR> Plus I have promised myself an extra lovely new dress when I reach 145 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Keep sparking!! <BR> xxx Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:40:57 EST Keep going! It's OK to fall, just don't stay down Yeah... I messed up. <BR> <BR> One of my big goals this month was to give up my three main vices: Cheese, Chocolate and Cider. This weekend I failed on the first two. Also I let my skinny jeans challenge exercises slide... <BR> <BR> So this weekend started out well, my fiancé and I had a lovely long walk in the cold winter sun on Saturday (so far so calorie burning!). My downfall came later when we met up with his sister and bf for dinner. As a difficult eater (vegetarian and gluten free aa... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:21:36 EST The gorgeous bride plan I'm Back! <BR> Delighted to be back actually. I had been wandering in the mists of vague health and teetering happiness for a little while there... I knew I needed to get back to the clarity and support of the SP community. In fact since this is my third time coming back to SP I can honestly say I fell by the wayside the second time..meh because I reached by goal...aaaand because I simply hadn't invested enough time in the SP community, so that is number one on the <em>336</em> Gorgeous B... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 17:20:58 EST Coeliac woes! Oh how I hate being a coeliac! (allergic to gluten). <BR> Apart from the obvious woes of not being able to eat gluten containing pizza, pastries, breads, pastas, beers etc. ... <BR> There is the major problem of bloating up like a massive and painful balloon every time some gluten sneaks its way into your food! <BR> <BR> For example, last weekend I thought I'd treat myself to a treat of a 'gluten-free' beer at lunch on Saturday...big mistake. I didn't really notice a problem at first, I jus... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:43:32 EST Feeling good :) Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I noticed that my last couple of blogs had been a bit of a downer and since I'm feeling good these days I thought I'd post something more positive. <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying eating to meet my calorie burn! It's great! I typically burn between 400-600 calories a day through exercise so I'm having a great time bulking out my calories to meet this. The major caveat is that protein is my priority so I'm eating a lot of roasted soy beans, rice or hemp protein almond milk s... Tue, 12 May 2015 16:44:12 EST update on weigh in confusion OK I did the inadvisable thing and re-weighed myself this morning and It came up with I think a more believable 148, I don't really know what happened yesterday, maybe I was incredibly dehydrated? <BR> Anyhow I'm going to stick with that weight now and focus keeping on as I'm going and not weighing myself again until at very least next Thursday. Because I'm sure some of you have the same bad association with standing on that stupid scale too often! <BR> <BR> Loads of Love! <BR> xx Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:46:02 EST Wait...Is my scale a big liar? Or did I actually loose 7 pounds in two weeks?! What?........ <BR> <BR> I am mystified... <BR> I really don't think I believe my scale... <BR> <BR> Two weeks ago I weighed myself in the evening after walking home from work and I was 151 1/2 Ibs. Then today I weighed myself just after waking up and I am 144 1/4 lbs. Obviously I had a far more empty stomach this morning... Also I had a proper sweaty work out at fencing class last night... but I drank two litres of water after so I don't think I'm dehydrated. I actually just got up and weig... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:55:18 EST Guilty sick day :( Gluten tummy :P Hi guys, <BR> <BR> Bit of a sheepish blog entry today. <BR> I was at home in Ireland at the weekend and had a wonderful time! But though I was careful to not go crazy on food I did manage to make myself ill :( Who knew smarties had gluten in them! (for anyone who doesn't know, I have a fairly manageable gluten allergy, so I can pretty much get away with small things like for example if a bag of crisps said it's made in a factory that also handles gluten I'm generally OK. But ya, smarties lai... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:02:16 EST SERIOUSLY!!! TEN POUND WEIGHT GAIN? OK... I wasn't oblivious to the weight gain... I put it down to bloating, stomach issues etc etc... (was briefly concerned that I was miraculously pregnant...) <BR> but SERIOUSLY! TEN POUNDS! <BR> What it really comes from is not properly exercising since JANUARY! I got down to , what was it? 143 something like that for my birthday in December... <BR> Then exercised a bit more before heading away on holidays in January. <BR> Then I came back and ... err kinda nada... <BR> I stopped swimming ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:57:14 EST Up two pounds... Urgh! <BR> Well, OK I'm going to give myself a break because I haven't weighed myself since before Christmas and I've also just come back from holidays in Malaysia with my bf and his family. My gosh do Malaysian's like to EAT! <BR> I have however weighed myself on an empty stomach after a few days of an upset tummy so who knows if these results have been accurate! <BR> <BR> How have you all been? <BR> I'm aware as usual that I've been completely terrible at staying updated but I truly have b... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 07:44:58 EST Standing out in red, not hiding in 'forgiving' black! I have found the dress! <BR> My 30th birthday is in just over a months time and I've been stressing about what to wear. <BR> <BR> You know when you have an idea of what you wanna wear or how you wanna look. Yeah, and you create an outfit in your head that no one has ever designed... this was my problem. So I trawled the internet looking for my idea of a sexy but cool and classic red dress (I decided I wanted to stand out in red not hide in a 'forgiving' black dress <em>224</em> ) <BR> Da... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST Scales moving in the right direction! Phew! the scales ARE moving in the right direction! <BR> That is a MASSIVE relief! <BR> <BR> Basically I like to avoid weighing myself too frequently as I find it demotivating and can also lead to a lot of negative thinking. <BR> So it was getting to be almost two months since I last weighed myself... <BR> <BR> And to be honest my flatmate did a dinner party last night and I ate a LOT of cheese! <BR> If you've never heard of a Raclette, then google it now, amazing contraption! But a proces... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:17:39 EST Quitting smoking, meditation update OK, So I haven't been keeping up with my sparking.... <BR> <BR> To be honest I found the first week or so a bit disheartening. <BR> <BR> This was mainly because I realised that what I thought was my super healthy lifestyle was actually me only eating around 1000 calories a day, exercising and wondering why I felt so exhausted! <BR> <BR> What I am now doing to improve this is really focusing on eating more, especially good healthy protein. Also maintaining a good exercise routine: walking i... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 13:51:13 EST Day one of Reboot and Quitting Smoking! Phew! the day I was dreading is here! <BR> <BR> For months now I'd set today as my day to quit smoking and have been getting more and more nervous about it. <BR> <BR> Well... If I'm honest, I was nervous and excited. <BR> Because once I had decided to quit smoking, a lot of other ideas and plans began to fall into place. This is my whole new start of health and fitness. I felt for ages that I was being reasonably healthy (except the smoking... obviously) but that I didn't have the same purp... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:02:08 EST The return! Same measurements different weight? new goals! HELLO!!! <BR> <BR> Wow I have missed the SP community SO MUCH!! <BR> <BR> I know SP works for me and I really think I'm going to need it over the next few months! <BR> <BR> My goals are scary mountains for me right now: <BR> <BR> 1) <em>270</em> Quitting smoking. OK so I've been an on again off again smoker for around...9 ish years? Obviously smoking is great and all right now buuut It's destroying my health (I really feel it when I try to exercise), my finances (it's almost £10 for a... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:27:53 EST Where has she been? did she re-fat? I really really disappeared there for a bit, <BR> <BR> Not just on sparkpeople and facebk but also in the actual real world... it would be far more exciting to imagine that some wild experiment in the lab went terribly wrong causing me to vanish and thus I was forced to wrap myself in bandages to make myself visible... disappointly enough for my dramatic sensiblities... this was not the case. <BR> <BR> I dropped off the radar in both the real and virtual worlds to burrow my way into a thesi... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:15:02 EST On feeling like you’ll never make it through, until you do. On feeling like you’ll never make it through, until you do. <BR> <BR> When a circle of people from all over the globe place their troubles in the centre of the circle and are asked to take back whatever troubles they want, they will invariably take back their own. <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> Never be ashamed of what you are going through, even if you are certain that others might think it just isn’t a big deal at all. We all have our own pace and if we keep looking forward we’ll make it through.... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:09:11 EST 19 lbs off 3 month Sparkaversary throwin inches away like confetti! OH MY GOSSSHH! <BR> A wha? <BR> YAAAAY! <BR> <em>49</em> the above is a summary of my reaction to seeing 149.2 on my mortal enemy (the scale’s) face this morning on maaah threee month SPARKAVERSARY! WOOT WOOT <BR> <BR> SO let’s play the numbers game…This brings my total weight loss to……… <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> 19lbs!! but mainly…I’m back in the 140s!!! I haven’t seen that number in a LOooooOOOoong time. Wayhey! <BR> <BR> Inches: <BR> <em>7</em> Waist: 5.5 gone <BR> <em>7</em> Hips: ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 07:28:13 EST Play play pretendz skinniminis it is Gloooooorious!! then face your fears and fight on and on and on So so so how does it go? <BR> After a day of munching chocolate covered noms et nommy noms, typing and un-typing thesis lalalalala UH! deletedeletedelete, stalking 'creativegreed' and waaaaaaaay toooo much Bipling ( 4give if you sense an unconscious hommage in my 'voice' O my dayz indeed)..... I am currently basking in my residual 'skinny delusions' before tomorrow mornings 'weighty issues' weigh-in (in fairness it has been....ummm 2 weeks since i've weighed...and it has been dicey riley at t... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:13:07 EST Scale avoidance, loose clothes and battle blows- Yup another NSV blog :) Phew, here goes: undertaking scale avoidance. <em>225</em> <BR> A break up if you will from the snarky little gadget that has both praised and smack talked me in the past two months. Clearly I should have no trouble avoiding this meano-little device, who, by the way I have NEVER criticised for HIS weight (come on lets face it weigh scales are guys, they never know the right thing to say!!…) nope, I did not say a word, not even when I had to lug the husky fella across town back to my house… ... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:10:54 EST Pounds, Docs, light beer and Almond butter That's pretty much what my life is about right now <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Ah the pounds! The way I've been valuing all my efforts, my self-worth, confidence etc etc on the output of a mischievous weigh scales.... <BR> Things I need to remind myself (i.e. things not counted in lbs...) <BR> <em>225</em> I no longer own a pair of jeans that I can wear without a belt <BR> <em>225</em> I actually enjoy and look forward to a long walk in the evenings <BR> <em>225</em> I've been walking w... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 10:47:55 EST The Sparkylicious Frog Chorus Yup I am in an odd mood this morning. <BR> Was kinda dragging myself through my morning workout video when suddenly the Frog Chorus by Paul Mc Cartney popped into my head.... and it made me laugh, totally cheered me up, have a listen: <BR> <BR> OK prepare yourselves because what is about to follow is corny and cheesy: But it seemed to me to be a lovely analogy for SP, that whole 'win or loose, sink or swim, one thing is certain we never give in, side by side, hand ... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 06:40:23 EST Bad morning I was doing well this morning, all excited because I'd lost a little bit over a pound (yay) and was doing my morning toning video when the post man knocks at the door. <BR> Parcel (huh? I didn't order anything...) <BR> (Now the following is going to sound horribly ungrateful and bratty, but whether or not this is truly how this should be viewed I was, and still am horribly upset) <BR> <BR> A fat blasting yoga DVD <BR> and a stoner movie DVD (with that horribly annoying chick from scary movie... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 04:50:18 EST LET ME OUT!!!! Right now I am stuck, all alone in the lab staring out the window on to one of the most beautiful sunny days ever! These days are rare! I'm already scientist level pale and this is my chance to get out away from the musty manky lab and walkrun my bum off!! But I can't yet, I promised myself I'd tick off a good few more things on my thesis to-do list before I'm allowed out. <BR> <BR> By which time...lets be realistic (this is Ireland after all) it will probably be raining...urgh. <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 08:32:28 EST Welcome to Plateau Country, population ME This is the flat land where nothing ever changes. <BR> <BR> FFS!!!! ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS???!! I worked REALLY REALLY HARD last week, I allegedly burned over 3000 calories by exercise and you are SERIOUSLY telling me that it meant NOTHING?!! My legs are still KILLING ME and really nothing, nothing at all? not a single ounce? I stand there staring at that evil little LED screen on my scales as though expecting it to suddenly flash 'LOL, jk you lost 50 pounds this week go see a doctor just ... Mon, 30 May 2011 05:29:32 EST Dear feet... Dear feet, <BR> this is very difficult for me to write to you... its just kinda...well, embarrassing for me to admit to you...what? oh, sorry ....let me take my shoes and socks off so you can hear me properly. <BR> <BR> Better? good. <BR> Right (and left) first of all I would like to say, I'm sorry, I am really genuinely desperately and unrelentingly sorry. I know that you have put up with a lot, shoved into stilettos, forked by flip flops, hidden in dark caves of musty winter boots...All th... Sat, 28 May 2011 12:53:11 EST A new form of terror...dun dun dah! This dark grey morning, suspecting nothing, I innocently strolled into the Lab only to be faced with horror of shock undergrad bearing gifts!! Now this can be a regular event after the undergrad lab project training but at the end of May?! AFTER the exams?! revolutionary! Worst of all she came bearing one of my greatest downfalls...Cadbury's milk tray....Cadbury's has (to my shame) been enough in the past to tempt me away from my vegan attempts and has even been my willing accom... Wed, 25 May 2011 05:07:25 EST First Blog entry!! Ok I'm not a natural blogger so lets just see how this goes... <BR> <BR> I guess the main reason I'm here is because I sick of feeling like the 'fat friend'. Also growing up with an unbelievably and naturally skinny sister hasn't helped, especially since her favourite (and trust me, well meaning) refrain for years was :' Well, your never going to be slim so just stop worrying about it!'.For too long now I have ignored my weight and total lack of exercise and just worn horrible support panell... Sat, 21 May 2011 06:49:35 EST