OKAPI6699's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OKAPI6699 OKAPI6699'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/ withdrawal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689593 talk about a rough day yesterday! All I could think about was chocolate and ice cream and chips and pop and burgers and fries and toast with nutella or cheez whiz, mostly ice cream though, I past about 3 ice cream trucks on my way home and than when I went to the park to go for a hike with Dan, there was an ice cream truck sitting in the parking lot, just waiting for me. <BR> It was hard, it was really hard. After a while, fruits and veggies just don't cut it. Watermelon helped a little and ... Wed, 7 May 2014 09:00:35 EST day one was a success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685606 no sugar, alcohol, pop, or fatty fast food was consumed yesterday! I stayed within my calorie budget and went for a walk around Mississauga, so I even reached my 10,000 steps. But as you may or may not know, the first few days are usually the easiest because you are super motivated,it is the days and weeks after that get harder and harder. But with a great support system I think I can do it. plus it is only for a month, I can totally do a month Fri, 2 May 2014 09:27:01 EST New day, New May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684761 Good lord that is lame. But it is true. As I am heading to the high White north in a month, I need to jump start, kick start, or do something (anything) to get back in shape for the field season. So I am eating no crap, drinking no crap, and actually getting outside and breaking in my new hiking boots. I am ashamed that I waited this long, but with easter and valentines day and all that chocolate, I just couldn't do it until now. Thu, 1 May 2014 10:01:04 EST New Job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3002008 I started my new job on March 1st, and I love it! It challenges me, keeps me learning, and pays well. I love going to work, even if I have to get up at 5:30. The only problem is that from now until May I am in an office, sitting on my ass all day. It doesn't do much for my weight loss. the building is connected to a HUGE undergraound mall thingy. So we usually go down for lunch, and they have so many places to choose from. When my boss and other co-worker are in the office I usualy go down wi... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:35:16 EST New month, new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2939053 So for the last 4 months I have been working as a shoe sales woman, thats right, and Geologist selling shoes. It was the perfect in between job for me because i love shoes, but not really what I want to do with my life. But an amazing thing happened, I got a call, the call, that took me away from shoes and brought me back to rocks. I start tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. <BR> My best friend is getting married in May in Jamaica, so of course I want to look my best in a bathing suit. S... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:30:51 EST Having trouble keeping on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2082190 i am so frustrated with my self, i do so good for a week, and then I slack off, thinking of any excuse not to keep on track. All the modivation i have for my self around the house does no good, nothing works for me. My record for keeping on track is abotu 3 weeks, but then something happens to mess up my schedual, and i am one who needs to have a constant schedual or I can't keep with something. it is just part of who I am, I try and change it, but I need things contstant, and I just can't ge... Thu, 21 May 2009 14:25:45 EST Bad start of week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2061274 So my parents went away for 3 days. Day 1 was ok because I had to go to go and find a job. So lots of walking, not much time to eat. Day 2, horrible. I was told I might get a call back, so I stayed home all day, sat in front of the TV because I was too nervous to do anything else, and ate. and ate and ate and ate. I am so disapointed in my self. The one good thing I did that day (tuesday) was go to the movies and see Star Trek. Usually i buy two bags of candy and have a big thing of pop, but... Thu, 14 May 2009 09:33:51 EST All alone agian http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2053047 so my parents are gone again, another test to see if I pig out or not. So far I am doing great, i went to a job fair in Toronto and had a veggie burger for lunch, then for my 3pm snack, I had the rest of my Wings. There were only 4, I am sure there is a lot of fat in it, but I plan on having a small dinner, i guess we will see how that goes. Since I have started this website, I find that I am more modivated to do healthy things instead of just sitting in front of the TV all day, and I am more... Mon, 11 May 2009 15:15:08 EST left over's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2049891 stupid stupid stupid wings...... they are just so tastey that I had to have the left over's of last night for breakfest, talk about fat overlead. But they were just as tasty as last night. Thank goodness for mangos and strawberries!!!!!! I tell my self that the goodness of mango's and strawberries make up for the ungoodness of fatty wings.... and no one can tell me other wise... so dont even try!!! hehe. Sun, 10 May 2009 13:27:58 EST weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2048651 oh how I hate them. Friday night, saturday night....the food, the booze. This weekend I have done really well, but it is still enough to mess me up. I talked my friends into playing tennis friday night, which was a lot of fun. Then we rented a movie, that stupid Blockbuster gets me every time, with their big selection of candy and chips, sitting right there before you pay. That is one of the things I have trouble with, but I can't beat my self up too bad, I will just have to try harder next w... Sat, 9 May 2009 22:28:03 EST frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2010366 i am not frustrated with this diet or anything like that, just life in general... well mainly my parents. It sucks living at home with them at my age. They are on my ass about EVERYTHING, they critize everything i do and say and wear and buy and eat. Worse, my mother only shops once a week, if that, for food and hardly ever buys good healthy food. so I am forced to do it my self, which is'nt good since i am unemployed. <BR> All this frustration is wreking havok on my ambition, i just want ou... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:34:50 EST Saturday April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2007064 What a beautiful day it was yesterday. Temperatures up to 27 calcius, sunny. My father and I did garndeing all morning, the yard and garden look great, and I got a tan!!!! BUt then it got cold, and rainy, and stormy. Talk about a downer. today is the same as yesterday afternoon, I dont really want to do anything today, mainly because it is cold and rainy outside and I am sore from yesterday. But my weights are calling me, so I will at least do those today, and see if I am up for doing more! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:40:02 EST Cheez Whiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2004619 I have a new nemesis, that yummy yellow spread, cheex whiz!!!! <BR> For about 2 months now I have not had any cheez whiz, and before that it was occasionally on a piece of toast. but yesterday,. that yummy yellow spread cast its evil plot against me and I couldn't get enough, I ate 8 pieces of toast with cheez whiz, plus crackers. And it wasn't enough that i finished the bottle we had, oh no, my father had to remind me that we have another one down stairs, so what could have been a small snac... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 09:09:32 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2003169 Good day for excersizing, but not so good with food. I got this huge craving for toast and cheez whiz, then my dad brought home sugar donuts from a bakery. But I did do 30 minutes of strength training, which I am beginning to love! and 60 minutes of cardio. I went on the tredmil for the first time in months, and it was painful, but I might be able to keep going with it, I think. <BR> lets hope tomorow is just as good, or better!!! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:28:20 EST Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1998693 My best friend is getting married next April, she is going to have a destination wedding and I am scared. I have been trying to get this weight for 4 months and I just can't stick to it, I am getting sick of my self. <BR> I had a dream last night about the wedding, there was a big party and everyone I know, way back from when I was kid, was there. Worst of all, we were all swimming. I am hoping that this dream will make the wedding a little more real for me and scare me into actually loosing ... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:44:51 EST Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1993177 Oh how I love shopping!!!! just 2 hours burns almost 300 calories... from what I have read, I could be wrong though, but I am going with 300 calories. Even if I don't buy anything I LOVE just walking around the mall, especially if its a big mall, i tend to get lost a lot, so even more calories burned. <BR> Take today, I decided that I wanted a Messenger Bag, it is all the rage in hollywood, so I figure why not buy one for my self. I go to Erin Mills, which isn't that big of a mall, but bigger... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:07:35 EST Went parents leave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1983305 It is never a good thing when my parents leave, eveything I work for is lost. Take yesterday, I was going well until I had to go get food. Once I got food I thought I better get beer because we are running low (bad idea). Then i get home, eat lunch (which wasn't all that healthy, but oh so tastey), and then go lounge in the back yard with my dog, a cooler full of beer, and a book. Then my friend Kev comes over, we wash his car, then sit and drink till dinner. Then after dinner other friends c... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 08:43:06 EST First day home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1968547 It is always weird coming home after being away for a while, it takes time to get back into the way you used to do things. I was doing so well in Windsor, i was exersizing everyday, eating right (almost), but now things have gone to hell. not too bad though, I believe it is managable, but still.... There is no fruit in the house, only one yogurt, the food situation is bad, but that can be corrected today if I go shopping, but I would love for my parents to cause I dont have a job, but I will ... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:01:48 EST Alcohol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1963059 its a bitter sweet relationship, its tastes so good, you family does it whenever they get together (well mine does), and it just makes things more fun. Why can't they make a calorie free kind that tastes good. They make light beers and reduced calorie beers, but what about those girly drinks? I have yet to see a reduced calorie girly drink. Why do those scientists always forget about us girls? Sat, 11 Apr 2009 09:40:11 EST Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1960573 good religious holiday, but dieters holiday. It isn't the worst by far, but it doesn't help. All that chocolate and fatty family recipies. We do get to eat fish today, which is heathly and tastes good, but the rest of the weekend is bad. But I think its worth it, to be with family and to share that good food with the ones you love. So maybe forget about calories this easter and just enjoy your self a little, we are all aloud a few days of good times. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:55:11 EST Dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1957332 I think dogs are the best invention every. They don't care if your over weight, if yoru sticking to your diet. they are happy to see you no matter what. <BR> plus they are a great way to help you stay in shape, espeacially when they are puppies. they have so much energy, you can't help but have energy just to keep up with them. I suggest if you are having troubles loosing weight or getting modivation, get a dog! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 08:40:23 EST oh so tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1951961 i have been working out and eating mostly the right stuff, but I am still super tired all the time. it is really annoying, one of hte reasons I started working out and eating better was because I was so tired all the time and wanted to fix it, bah!!!! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:24:37 EST Partners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1947679 Does having a love partner really help you loose weight? do they keep you modivated? My last boyfriend did, But if found that I became dependent on him for my workouts and eating healthy. Whenever I was not with him I would eat all the food we decided we wouldn't eat just because i wanted to and didn't want him to get mad at me. Which is no way of doing things. <BR> As for friend partners I find that they are good for modivating me to workout, but that is about it. I find for me that modivat... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:45:14 EST Why is it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1942640 Why is it everytime I try and start a diet i crave everything...... I never craved them before, i alway do better before i diet then when i start my diet. but i never lose weight before i diet, so somethings gotta be wrong, things just don't add up. I need to rid my entire house of bad, evil food. <BR> Why is it healthy food is so exspensive? I am unemployeed and can't really afford all those foods that are good for me, but I can't really afford not to. somethings gotta change Sat, 4 Apr 2009 13:55:48 EST