PDESIL711's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PDESIL711 PDESIL711'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/ I don't know what happened to my knee and foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452339 I really did take it easy for a few days there and now I go out today and bam its there again after walking just a little. No trama or anything just there. If I walk slow and gingerly i am okay for the most part but any walking with intent I end up walking like Dr. House. Its not very fun... and as much as I like to have "swag" I really don't have Swag I have "sway" LOL <BR> <BR> But all joking aside it really does suck. Just gotta try to stay on the program i will weigh in again next sunday... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:40:12 EST Lovely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449420 Well its pretty apparent that the leg needs a break. So I am just gonna have a Wii Night. Its pretty easy to tell that I over used it. Its perfectly okay though because tonight is a nasty rainy night as well :) <BR> <BR> Diet wise.... Eh so so. I had to eat some unhealthy food but I am doing very well within my numbers which i have explained on occasion I leave very liberal for such occasions. Of course the sodium is off the wall but hey you can't win it all. <BR> <BR> Still doing good an... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:47:18 EST Anyone who wants to get to know me more as a person please read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447204 So I really do use Spark people as a place to talk about my weight loss journey. but I am a person too. I have hobbies and I would like to see myself as a fun person. Anyone interested in getting to know me or at least taking a peek into what is inside of my head on a day to day basis feel free to check out my twitter its @peterdesilvey <BR> <BR> Im just a regular guy doing my thing but I do find it interesting to post my thoughts at times. If you don't use twitter then I praise you :) Its ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 05:01:56 EST Didn't Jump off the wagon :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447195 Sorry that I didn't post yesterday. I have been trying to stay regular on here in hopes that it will keep me going day to day. So lets start with yesterday.... <BR> <BR> 4 miles a nice walk a good workout and sort of a adventure. I encountered some deer. It was a first for me on a walk. They scared me because it was really dark but, It was neat. Another interesting thing that I never would have encountered on the couch. Yesterday was a okay food day. I did eat more than I usually do but.... ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 04:03:08 EST Like a champ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444897 After my down day I continued my routine of the 5k. It was so simple today. I feel I am getting used to walking 3.1 miles which is something I never thought I would do this early on. The hills were non issue for me. A little challenge but nothing. I honestly didn't even breathe that heavy walking up any hill. I got some better socks that resulted in a much more comfortable walking experience and now time for the twist. I decided after mile 2 I was ready for Kilometer 6 <BR> <BR> So I got cr... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 07:31:18 EST sometimes you just get bored... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443817 today I decided to go with a lower level workout. I decide to avoid the big hills and give my body a break while still working out. I decided on a mile and a half. I basically just walked nothing really exciting a okay pace but not a great pace. I walked for 37 minutes and I honestly just got bored I figured it wasn't fun. I already decided I wasn't going to push really hard and capped it off with just deciding to turn off for home after 1.54 miles no need to increase my chace of becoming a e... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 04:06:09 EST I love helping others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443076 I have on a few occasions lately had an opportunity to share my experience with some friends. I have been pretty successful at supporting friends of mine who are ready to make the change as well. I love helping people and encouraging them. I know people who won't necessarily be reliable enough to sign on spark on a regular basis or keep a food journal. I have showed interest in helping them stay on the program. give suggestions for replacements for sugary drinks. suggested food to stay away f... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:33:39 EST FEELING SO ACCOMPLISHED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442918 <em>334</em> Today I set out on my walk. I really didn't want to go. Long day but not a horrible day. Just feeling lazy. Got a little bit of a excessive amount of coffee in this evening ( I know awfully late for coffee). I left out on my walk redundantly and started walking briskly not even sure if I was going to do my full 5k or not. <BR> <BR> I was walking a brisk pace. I honestly thought time was going by fast because of my caffeine rush and I was going to be sorely disappointed by ma... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 02:59:35 EST Another day another push http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441836 So my funk is lifting. Its pretty nice to at least be able to see partly clear again. I am not 100%, no where near. I have been keeping my exercise regular which is good and I am starting to go through the phase where I am try to make excuses for myself to take a day off. Today for example I really didn't want to go out. I had a quite enjoyable skype conversation with a friend who I really do enjoy talking to. <BR> <BR> When I left the house i was probably the least inspired I have been ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 06:00:07 EST Today was a miracle to be honest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440560 Today I suffered some pretty serious bouts of random depression. I really can't explain why I have been so down but I have been on the brink of tears on quite a few occasions in the last 24 hours. Nothing really changed in my life I think I just have some issues having to do with my last breakup that I really repressed and It kills me sometimes. <BR> <BR> The first thing I actually did manage to do today was make dinner. I was given the chance to make things my way. Only problem is that I a... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 03:57:22 EST Things I have given up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439534 Since I started my lifestyle change I have easily given up many of my unhealthy habits and never looked back. Here is a short list of things I have quit and never even missed or had a craving for <BR> <BR> 1. Soda <em>262</em> - Nada I absolutely refuse to drink soda anymore <BR> <BR> 2. Chips - Potato, Corn, Whatever totally horrible for you and way to easy to over eat. <BR> <BR> 3. Sweets <em>495</em> - Nutty bars, Candy, Ice Cream, All just way too bad for what I am trying to do. ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:30:11 EST Another successful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439309 Today I did suffer from a higher than normal amount of depression and overall I was down. I was very reluctant to get up and go to the gym to do some strength training. Somehow I pulled through mostly with the thought in my head of the support I have received lately from my friends here on spark. I did some exercises with some 15 pound dumbbells and did some random stuff like lunges and some sit ups to loosen me up a little then I did 15 minutes on the stationary bike and a few more minutes... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 03:54:50 EST Some of the challenges I deal with http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438839 First of all I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blogs. It really does help inspire me getting feedback from other people you all are <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> This is more of a personal post about more more than what I am doing. I decided that I would like to share some of my experiences and things I suffer from. I am motivated but I don't want to come off as some super-motivated person like I act like at times. <BR> <BR> First of all I do suffer from pretty sever... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:57:02 EST 2nd day in a row with 5k walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438114 It was much easier today that I thought it was going to be the most difficult part was motivating myself to get up and go. I took the same route as yesterday. but ended up being 30 seconds slower because I dropped my ID and had to go back for it. <BR> <BR> It seemed shorter today but I know it was the same distance. A little more upbeat music may have helped me go and a little bit of that personal anger and frustration I have had lately with the way some of my supposed friends have ignored ... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:02:05 EST Doubling my workout results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436875 Today after a fairly frustrating day (for personal reasons) when I decided to do my workout I wanted to push myself farther than I have before. Up and down this quarter mile long street at 1 AM makes me look like a loon but to be quite frank it was a marvelous walk with music. Thanks to some inspirations the distance added up nicely and due to the fact that the street which is actually .20 miles is downhill I get a nice period of uphill walking and downhill walking. Before I knew it mapmywalk... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:48:41 EST Things becoming Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435892 So I have been at this for about a week. Day one I almost died walking a mile. Huffing and puffing but not quite a medical emergency. Day 2. I decided to push myself and added .6 to my walk and i did it and was much better off. No lack of breath or anything. Day 3 was rough because I had blisters on my feet. I don't know if its time for new shoes or what but I was in enough pain i quit early. I did manage to walk .05 miles to my walk but i was gunning to make it 2 miles. Tonight I decided to... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 05:54:20 EST my decision not to track my weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435543 It may seem strange but I'm not the kind of person who is in this to be skinny. I want to be healthy. Weight loss has nothing to do with my program. I want to eat right and exercise regularly. I want to be able to do things I never did before. Walking a 5k is a goal of mine. I want to attempt to get to this goal rather soon. My muscles are getting back together I can already tell. What winded me 3 days ago is easy today. I'm satisfied at that I attempted to walk 2 miles yesterday but after 1.... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:37:23 EST Yay me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433849 Quit smoking and quit snacking as bad. Passed up on the oversized portion and an loving my salads. I make them simple and low on the excess mainly just lettuce and shredded carrots. Fat free Italian and a nice meal around 100 calories. Not even coming close to my calorie cap. I did have a guilty pleasure in the form of a doughnut for breakfast. Not wise and I followed it up with another later in the afternoon but they are not a everyday thing. The main thing I did well today was sticking to m... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:43:40 EST