P0KERS0PH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=P0KERS0PH P0KERS0PH'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/ 21 Day Fix - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705322 I've had another good on plan day today. I've not felt as hungry today so I need to look at what I ate differently than yesterday. I did have 2 Shakeos today instead of the one, I made sure I a red container left for that, so I know that probably helped as they are pretty filling and I make mine with 500ml of water so big lol! <BR> <BR> I got in my scheduled Turbofire this morning, today was HIIT 20, I did much better with the choreography than I did this one lol, so I'm improving. I love Ch... Wed, 28 May 2014 15:24:01 EST 21 Day Fix - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704445 I started the Beachbody 21 Day Fix today. I didn't buy the programme but found the correct portion sizes to follow and all the info I need. I will continue with the Turbofire programme alongside the Fix. <BR> <BR> I hadn't been able to go shopping and stock up as I wanted to as payday is not until tomorrow, so tomorrow I will be buying a few bits and doing some meal prep. I think that is the key with this plan to have your meals all ready to go. <BR> <BR> My first day has gone well though a... Tue, 27 May 2014 13:57:38 EST 10k Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539004 I'm currently following a training plan to run 10k. <BR> My last run I was scheduled to cover 2.5 miles. I set out a little nervous that I wouldn't be able to do it, that I'd have to stop and walk. Anyway, before I knew it I had reached the 2.5 miles, I thought what the hell lets keep going! I wanted to see if I could make it to 3.1 miles (5k). Well I did! <BR> I finished in 32:00! That's a pace of 10:20 min/mile! I haven't ran that quick since sometime last year when I was running. In fact m... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:41:16 EST My Insane 9 Week Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383408 So as most of you know I have taken on the challenge that is Insanity! <BR> I ordered the DVD set from ebay, got it about £25 cheaper than retail price, happy days :) <BR> <BR> I have finished Week 1 and am just beginning my second week. <BR> <BR> It has pushed my further and harder than I ever thought I was capable of. I knew it was a tough workout programme so I had no illusions going into it. I needed something to get me excited and moving forward again in my fitness journey. I was stuck... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:20:53 EST Race for Life 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342989 I'm taking part in my first 10k race. I've done Race for Life 5k's before and found them challenging but great fun! The support is amazing! <BR> This year I am running my first 10k on my 30th birthday! I thought it would be a great day to get out there and do something I've always wanted to do, and even more so on my 30th :) <BR> <BR> I have a sponsorship page and would be really grateful if anyone could donate just a little to this great cause, Cancer Research. <BR> <BR> http://www.racefor... Thu, 2 May 2013 09:15:13 EST 16 week countdown to goal - The big 3-0! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327764 Week 1 = -0.9lbs <BR> Week 2 = -2.8lbs <BR> Week 3 = sts <BR> Week 4 = +1.8lbs <BR> Week 5 = -1.3lbs <BR> <BR> Total = 3.2lbs, 23.9lbs to go, 2.2lbs per week <BR> <BR> Feels good to be back on track this week! Let's do this! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:49:05 EST 16 Week countdown to goal - The big 3-0! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322888 Week 1 = -0.9lbs <BR> Week 2 = -2.8lbs <BR> Week 3 = sts <BR> Week 4 = +1.8lbs <BR> <BR> Total = 1.9lbs, 25.2lbs to go, 2.1lbs per week <BR> <BR> So the last couple of weeks have not been so great, but there's no point dwelling on it, onwards and downwards I go! Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:36:02 EST 16 Week countdown to goal - The big 3-0! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303514 So it's the end of week 2 and I'm doing really good! <BR> I've cut down on bread alot and I think that's really helped with my loss this week. I'm going to do the same this week and see how that goes. <BR> <BR> Week 1 = -0.9lbs <BR> Week 2 = -2.8lbs <BR> <BR> Total = 3.7lbs, 23.4lbs to go, 1.6lbs per week Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:16:36 EST 16 Week countdown to goal - The big 3-0! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299692 I know I started blogging about the countdown to my birthday a while back, but I didn't keep it up and lost my way. <BR> <BR> I'm now more determined to get to my goal by then. I have 16 weeks left til my birthday. I have 27.1lbs to lose, that's 1.8lbs per week. Let's see how I do! <BR> <BR> I have already completed my first week <BR> Week 1 = -0.9lbs (26.3lbs to go) <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:34:25 EST 21 Weeks to go - Progress blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241935 My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss this week = +1.4lbs <BR> Total loss so far = 7.1lbs <BR> <BR> So there are now 21 weeks left, 28lbs to goal = 1.3lbs per week <BR> <BR> I knew I was gonna gain a little this week, went out Monday night, ate crap all of Tues! Have done lots of walking with my new Fitbit, but I had 2 days where I hardly moved. <BR> Onwards and downwards to next week! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:08:56 EST 22 Weeks to go, progress blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232655 My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss this week = -2.4lbs <BR> Total loss so far = 8.5lbs <BR> <BR> So there are now 22 weeks left, 26.6lbs to goal = 1.2lbs per week Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:16:01 EST 23 Weeks to go - Progress blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221722 My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss this week = -0.5lbs <BR> Total loss so far = 6.1lbs <BR> <BR> So there are now 23 weeks left, 29lbs to goal = 1.25lbs per week Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:46:58 EST 24 Weeks to go - Progress blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214109 My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss this week = +0.4lbs <BR> Total loss so far = 6lbs <BR> <BR> Cardio = 168 minutes <BR> ST = 48 minutes <BR> Food = 22 WW points (880 cals) over weekly target <BR> <BR> So there are now 24 weeks left, 29lbs to goal = 0.8lbs per week Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:11:50 EST 25 Weeks to go! Progress Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200777 My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss this week = -1.7lbs <BR> Total loss so far = 6.4lbs <BR> <BR> Cardio = 397 minutes <BR> ST = 86 minutes <BR> Food = Bang on target! <BR> <BR> So there are now 25 weeks left, 29lbs to goal = 0.8lbs per week Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:36:26 EST BL Winter Challenge so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191305 As part of our weekly challenge I am going to blog about the challenge so far. <BR> <BR> For me it started off on the wrong foot, mainly due to the whole festive period, overeating/drinking and bad choices. I don't regret it though, it only happens once a year! <BR> <BR> I want the Winter challenge to be a success, and it will be! I've turned things around and I am glad to say that I am right back on track! I had an awesome loss this past week, and I'm on track to have another good loss by ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:54:36 EST 26 Weeks to go - Progress Blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188492 So my first week is done! <BR> <BR> My results <BR> <BR> Weight loss = -4.7lbs <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Cardio = 459 minutes <BR> ST = 30 minutes <BR> Food = 16 WW points (640 cals) over weekly target <BR> <BR> So there are now 26 weeks left, 30.7lbs to goal = 1.1lbs per week <em>48</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:51:42 EST 27 Weeks to Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184297 So this will be the year that I finally reach goal! No more excuses! I need to stick to the plan, stay on track and really think about my choices. <BR> <BR> As of last Thursday I have 27 weeks until my 30th birthday. I have 35lbs to lose to reach my goal of 100lbs total lost. So that means I need to lose 1.3lbs per week to hit my target. It's definitely achieveable if I put my mind to it. <BR> <BR> I am going post a blog weekly to update with my progress, I'm hoping this will help to keep m... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:17:35 EST ITC #1 - How I am going to make my Christmas less stressful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165195 I am going to try and make this a less stressful Christmas by ensuring that I follow these 3 rules. <BR> <BR> 1 - Make sure I get all my Christmas gift buying done in plenty of time, no running around at the last minute panic buying! I'm already part way with this, but there are still a couple of gifts that I haven't bought and don't really know what I'm getting. <BR> <BR> 2 - Planning what I'm going to eat. I'm following the WW plan, and it's very easy to slip into old habits and just eat ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:43:38 EST North Pole Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152635 So part of our challenge this week is to set a goal for ourselves, fitness/nutrition/wellness related. <BR> <BR> My goal this week is going to be to make sure I take at least 15 minutes out of work for myself this week. I have a hectic week ahead of me, and I never really take a breather, even at lunch I sit at my desk and continue working! <BR> I am going to actually go for a short walk, at least get some fresh air, or leave my desk and take some 'me time'. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:37:00 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048626 So the first ITC is to make a list of 5 things that have or are holding us back on our weightloss journey. <BR> <BR> 1. Resisting temptations <BR> 2. Too many takeaway meals <BR> 3. Lack of a workout routine <BR> 4. Not choosing my foods wisely <BR> 5. Willpower <BR> <BR> The idea is to pick one of these to work on during the next 10 weeks and see how I do at the end. <BR> <BR> I am going to focus on the food side of things mainly. I have just got back into an exercise regime so I know tha... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:55:19 EST Don't trust the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035823 So I've been keeping track of my measurements for the past 8 weeks. I honestly didn't think that I would see much of a change if any. <BR> The scale has not budged at all, and I've been stuck on this weight plateau for months! <BR> I decided today to take some more measurements and see if there were any comparisons between now and 8 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Unbeliveably I am down 3.5% Body Fat, and a total of 19cm from my all over! I am totally shocked that even though I haven't lost any weight ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:54:52 EST End of the Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027483 So to sum up the last 10 weeks.... <BR> <BR> Absolutely pants! I wanted to lose at least 7lbs in this time, infact I've lost just 1lb! 1 pathetic little lb! <BR> I'm so frustrated that my scale seems to be stuck around 183 and has been for months, literally! <BR> I don't know what to do to get it moving again. <BR> <BR> Please, any suggestions... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:10:10 EST Made a decision regarding WW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953961 I sent an email to WW tonight to cancel my subscription with them. <BR> <BR> Whilst initially the plan worked for me, the novelty soon wore off. I signed up in March, and since then I've lost only 10lbs. Okay, don't get me wrong, that's better than gaining, but I really did hope for more. I've not been an angel on it I admit...which is what led me to cancelling really. <BR> I figure if I'm gonna lose slow, then I can do that with Spark, without the expense. <BR> <BR> Another reason for leav... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 17:57:19 EST Trying to get back into Spark and back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926309 Summer challenge, running, weight loss Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:29:07 EST Race for Life 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919088 I signed up to run my local Race for Life for Cancer Research UK. <BR> It's on the 15th July. <BR> <BR> I'm really quite excited about it. I haven't taken part in a race since Christmas when I did Santa's on the Run, that was such a laugh! I did my last Race for Life with my mum in 2010 I think it was, that was right at the beginning of my weight loss. That was infact my first race, not that I've done loads. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's all about raising money for Cancer Research, so it's nice to... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:31:09 EST 5 weeks to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907662 Until my birthday! Arrrgghh!! <BR> Okay, so I have 5 weeks to get some goals done. I don't actually have any specific goals, never been any good at making them lol. <BR> I guess I will have to go with what is achieveable in 5 weeks, that makes sense, right?! <BR> <BR> I weigh in tomorrow morning, so once I have that weight I can work out what to aim for. I'm hoping tomorrow I will weigh 13 stone. I'd like to aim for 12st 7lbs by the end of 5 weeks, but I'd be happy with 5lbs overall. So betw... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:24:59 EST WW Week 10 & Spring Challenge Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894736 So I lost another 1.3lbs with WW this week, so that's a total of 14.9lbs in 10 weeks! <BR> My goal for the Spring Challenge was to lose between 10-14lbs, so I have exceeded that! So proud of myself, I have been losing consistently again, and feel like I'm back in control of things. <BR> <BR> Short blog, but that's all I had to say really lol Wed, 23 May 2012 14:27:00 EST WW update week 5-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879076 So I haven't really kept to my weekly blog, I must try harder lol. <BR> <BR> WW is still going well. <BR> I've lost a total of 13.6lbs in 9 weeks now :) so so proud of myself! <BR> <BR> I hope to break the 1 stone barrier at next weeks weigh in, yay! Feels so good to be back on plan and working towards my lowest weight ever. Sun, 13 May 2012 06:56:47 EST WW W4 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4828978 Okay so I didn't do so great this week. My own fault completely! I overate and got lazy with my tracking....but saying that I only gained 1lb. I know I will lose that again soon enough. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:58:47 EST WW W3 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814506 So I lost 1.2lbs this week, bringing me to a total of 9.5lbs! I'm hoping to get to the 1 stone mark by week 6 WI, but I'm trying not to set any targets, and just go with the plan. <BR> <BR> I'm surprised I lost at all this week tbh, as I have been a little slack, not tracking as I should be. I'm really going to reign things in this week, just incase there is a backlash from this. <BR> <BR> I'm heading into town shortly and I think I will treat myself to some new running shoes, I need some m... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 06:37:23 EST WW W2 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803527 So I lost 1.6lbs for my second weight watchers WI. I'm happy with this. I've lost 8.3lbs in 2 weeks and got my first silver 7 yay! <BR> <BR> I was a bit naughty yesterday, had a couple of drinks and a takeaway curry which took me over my points for the week, but you know what, I'm not gonna feel too bad about it. It's done now, I enjoyed it and it's now the start of a new week. <BR> <BR> I can feel some of my clothes getting a bit looser and a bit more comfortable, not so squeezed in LOL. I... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:50:08 EST Weight Watchers - W1 review & into W2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799391 So I made the decision to join WW on the 11th March 2012. <BR> I had already successfully lost 4 stone with Spark, but since the end of summer last year I have not been able to keep my Spark alive. I've still watched everything I've eaten, and I believe this has helped me not to gain back too much weight, I gained around a stone in 6 months, I'm okay with that I guess. <BR> I needed to try something new, something to get me interested and motivated once more. After doing a lot of online resea... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:10:49 EST 2 Year Sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741205 So yesterday was my 2 year anniversary at Spark! <BR> In all honesty I would of hoped to be at my goal by now of losing 100lbs. <BR> I got down to around 70lbs lost at one point, but currently I am at around 58lbs lost. <BR> <BR> I met my boyfriend in June last year, that was the point that I began struggling with my weight loss. I guess you start eating out more, drinking a little more and you feel comfortable so the diet goes on the back burner a bit. <BR> <BR> As of this Monday just pas... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:18:24 EST BL Week 5 ITC - 5 things I want to achieve in the next 5 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675383 So for the ITC challenge this week we've been asked to list 5 things that we would like to accomplish for ourselves in the next 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> So here are mine... <BR> <BR> 1 - Lose another 5lbs <BR> 2 - Run 4 miles <BR> 3 - Take a bubble bath once a week to relax <BR> 4 - Try to drink more water <BR> 5 - Keep up my exercise routine and make it habit <BR> <BR> Both fitness/weight loss related, and well-being related. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to complete one of these goals by the end... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:46:34 EST Week 1 ITC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626336 My goals for the Winter Challenge! Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:56:42 EST Complete fresh start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626315 So I've decided, whatever I have been doing for the past however many months! isn't working, it's time to change. <BR> <BR> I'm going right back to Spark basics. I've reset all my goals. I'm going to start simple, good quality cardio 3x a week & good quality ST 3x a week. Anything I do on top of that will be a bonus. I think it will help me to have a bit more structure, working out on certain days, knowing exactly what I have to do on those days. <BR> <BR> I only have 35lbs to get to a 'hea... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:06:33 EST Santa's on the Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611570 This morning I took part in my first ever Santa Run. It was such a blast! There weren't loads of people that but I think that's what made it such a nice atmosphere. Everyone was up for a laugh and out to have fun. <BR> <BR> This was my first race (although wasn't a race as such) since Summer last year, so I was super excited. I got a lovely shiny gold medal which was presented to me by a famous county cricket player. My bf will be really annoyed about that as he wasn't there and he loves cri... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:20:34 EST Day 14 & 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550912 So yesterday was an okay day, I did have a couple of drinks in the eve, which took me over my cals again! So much for my one day of drinking. <BR> <BR> Today is going much better, I'm within cals and it will continue that way again! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:55:08 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548820 I knew I was going to go over my cals today as Saturdays are always that way. We've decided that Sat nights will be our drinks night, one day of not tracking. <BR> <BR> On a good note, the scale was back down. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 07:54:41 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546714 Had a bad day today, over by about 400 cals!! It was that damn chocolate my collegue keeps bringing in! I really need to say no, and have more self control. <BR> <BR> I am not going to let this ruin my hard work, onwards and upwards (downwards on the scale lol) Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:13:22 EST Day 11 & WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544718 So the results of todays weigh in, I'm down 0.6lbs. I was expecting a little more if I'm being honest, but I guess a loss is a loss and it all adds up. Week 2 of reporting a loss, total of 4.2lbs, which I'm happy with :) <BR> <BR> I'm definitely going to go over my cals today, but I'm okay with that. My goal is 5/7 days on track, so no big deal, and I won't be a lot over anyways. <BR> <BR> The past 2 weeks have been a lot easier than I thought tbh, it feels good sticking to a plan and reapi... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:15:00 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544398 Update for yesterday, forgot to blog lol. <BR> <BR> Within cals again, this is becoming a bit of a habit ;-) lol <BR> <BR> Probably snacked a little too much, and that might be something I need to watch out for. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 05:40:17 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541861 I overindulged on a little chocolate today which left me with only 400 cals for dinner. My mum, bless her, adapted what she had planned to cook to fit in with my calorie allowance. <BR> We had a homemade pork & aubergine curry with rice, it was absolutely delicious! <BR> <BR> The scale was super awesome to me this morning....I'm nearing the 170's again, sometime this week I reckon :-) <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of you that have been supporting me with this. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:14:49 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4539972 Another day on track. <BR> <BR> It's amazing how quick you get back into this whole thing. I guess I've done it for so long, that I knew it was still there. <BR> I definitely think having this streak going is helping me to stay on course, it's motivating & makes me feel good that I'm achieving something. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this week I will get back into the 170's, that will feel soooo good! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:35:39 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537711 Ok, so don't shoot me, but I did go over my cals yesterday. It's okay tho, I'm back on plan today & will continue that way for the remainder of the week. <BR> We had carnival in town, and I wanted to enjoy it with Ben, so I had a few drinks. I'll be happy if I can stick to just one day a week of drinking, I know that alcohol was killing my diet! <BR> <BR> I'm very happy overall with the past week, I stuck to my cals 6 days out of 7, I can't remember the last time I have done that! <BR> <BR>... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 07:44:33 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535579 Thanks to all that congratulated me on my loss this week <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> So today is day 6 of my streak! Still going strong! <BR> I had a few glasses of wine last night, but I was sensible and tracked it all. It feels good to be in control. <BR> <BR> I'm actually just under my cals for today so far, so I will probably have a little treat later on this evening. I've been really busy at work today, and kinda forgot to eat lol. <BR> <BR> Gotta stay strong over the weekend. I can do t... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:43:46 EST Day 5 & WI results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533377 So, I'm getting my blog in early today as I might not get a chance to do it later. <BR> Thanks to all that wished me luck for today's weigh in. I'm very happy to report that I'm down 3.7lbs from last week!!!! My tracking has paid off! This was just the motivation I need to get back on plan and stick with it. <BR> <BR> Got the boyfriend coming over this afternoon. I'm going to cook dinner, so I will have total control over the calories :) probably going to have stir-fry. <BR> <BR> Need to ge... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:00:23 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532513 Not much to report today. <BR> Day 4 within my cals. I think I've probably drank too much coffee today though, but I think it's helped surpress my appetite a little bit, or maybe drinking coffee was just a good distraction from thinking about eating. <BR> The scale was very good to me this morning, just hope it's still as good tomorrow for my weigh in. Fingers crossed. If not, at least I know I am sticking to my goals. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:18:02 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4530538 I'm on a roll!! <BR> <BR> So today I had the same lunch I had yesterday, which made it easy to work out my cals. I didn't get around to eating my houmous and veg tho, just kinda forgot to eat I guess lol. <BR> One of my co-workers popped in with some chocolate cake, so I had a piece, especially as he brought in for me to try, but that's okay, it's all tracked. It tasted amazing!! <BR> <BR> It was quite nice that I had a few more cals left for dinner so I had a nice steak, my fave! And to to... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:20:28 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528652 Yay! Another successful day <em>48</em> Within my cals again! <BR> <BR> I packed my lunch last night and worked out all my cals for today. I used to just grab stuff on my way out in the morning and not realise how much I was consuming everyday. <BR> It felt good knowing that I was eating healthy and I wasn't going to ruin my efforts by eating things I had no idea of their calorie content. <BR> <BR> So, that's 2 days of my streak....and more to come! Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:35:16 EST