PEACAN's SparkPeople Blog PEACAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 20lbs in the wrong direction. I lost a lot of weight last year - lots of hard work actually paid off - but I was on nutrisystem and after a while it just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I also moved countries back to my home country of England and I've been quite busy trying to get my life in order so the food side hasn't really been much of a thought. <BR> <BR> Long story short, put on 20lbs and starting again! <BR> <BR> I am working long days and do not get much free time, so here I am looking for ideas on what to ta... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 03:48:17 EST Ups and downs I had a rubbish end to the year in 2016. I was told on thanksgiving day that my grandad was sick and by sunday he was gone. I was upset and couldn't get home to England to attend the funeral, didn't have many people to lean on over here in the U.S that I could talk to about it and I really didn't care about much else for a quick minute. I sailed through to christmas in a bit of a fog then ate too much and drank some alcohol, which i'd given up completely since July and put back on a couple of... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:12:40 EST Samesies! I lost nothing this week, but didn't gain either, it just maintained. I am happy with that. My back is out so I have been doing very little the last couple of days but it feels better now that it did so hopefully I'm on the up of that curve now. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this next week :) Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:19:22 EST Almost 30lbs down! I managed to get down to 268.8lbs this week, which is a 1.2lbs weight loss from last week. I am surprised I lost anything at all because I didn't get much sleep since Thursday, my routine was thrown off, my step son was a pain in the butt all weekend and had my kids going nuts, so basically my entire weekend was a bust and I caved in at my mother in laws with her delicious mac n cheese. I didn't exercise at all this week, I barely went anywhere, I am just surprised anything came off at all. B... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 11:19:15 EST 270lbs (2 STONE DOWN!) - 28lbs! Well, I reached another goal - 2 stone down, which is 28lbs in total. I am in my last month of Nutrisystem and then i'll go back to cooking for myself and am embracing the change with flex meals to test out my ability to make the right choices. <BR> <BR> I haven't seen 270lbs on a scale in years and just being able to get into old jeans has made my life. <BR> <BR> Keep on keeping on! <BR> <BR> - Lisa <img src=" Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:11:42 EST Less is less. I haven't had my laptop for a few weeks, while it was in for repairs. I am back now, though! <BR> <BR> I am now down to 275lbs, which means I have now lost 23lbs. I am so so happy that the number continues to fall at a nice, slow and steady pace. <BR> <BR> I have been walking EVERYWHERE and really trying hard to get workouts in every day. <BR> <BR> I am sticking to the nutrisystem plan and loving it! - I have about 6 weeks left on my current plan and so anything is possible! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:48:46 EST 280 This time last month I weighed in at 300 lbs and got off the scales feeling really disappointed with myself for even letting myself get near that again. <BR> <BR> I took up with nutrisystem as a last resort and kicked off a Nutrisystem plan on July 5th. <BR> <BR> I finally found something that works for me as it is now the end of the month, July 31st and I am now down to 280lbs! <BR> <BR> I gave up alcohol and I'd already given up sugar and salt so that wasn't a big deal. I am eating mor... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:47:58 EST Nutrisystem Alright, I'm feeling back to normal, again and i've spent the last week running around like a headless chicken. I am having a day off of life today and hibernating in my house! <BR> <BR> I start the Nutrisystem eating plan on June 20th. Maybe i'll have some luck with that. <BR> <BR> I would like to hear anyone's view who has tried it before? <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:45:03 EST BLEURGH We are all incredibly sick! Thanks life for starting me off on a better eating plan then just making it so I can't even eat! My kids are sick, too, so I think we must have a stomach bug or something. I hope it passes soon because I was up all night last night and can barely function today! ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz <BR> <BR> P.S. Who would have known Pepto Bismol was actually on the list of things you could add to your breakfast lol! Mon, 23 May 2016 13:31:17 EST uh oh! I fell into a bit of a despair with this whole weight thing. My life was going through a crappy patch with people trying to destroy things from jealousy or whatever their motives were and my life got a little rocky for a minute there. I put the weight back on, and there was really no excuse for it other than stress. I have pulled my head out of my ass and am back at it, again. I have no reason to not do it, my kids aren't babies anymore and it is all up to me. This has to be it because I am a... Thu, 19 May 2016 20:55:02 EST 3 more! I lost another 3lbs and I haven't really been trying! I have been incredibly stressed but trying to not go crazy and trying to get active. I hope the trend continues and healthily. down to 274lbs now - my heaviest was 300lb, thoush I started logging my weight at 294 so it looks like i lost 20lbs. but it is a tad more! I couldn't be happier. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:49:23 EST Scales... I got a new set of bathroom scales yesterday and I weigh 278lbs. Last time I weighed myself a few months back I was in a bad spot and hit closer to 300lbs and so I am very pleased that during the last few months of hell and insanity, my body has at least tried to look out for itself! <BR> <BR> I am sure a lot of the loss is due to the incredible stress we were under over Christmas but hey, whatever got me here can surely be worked with and grown upon! <BR> <BR> This is the first time i've... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:41:52 EST MMM... I started my food blog, I don't know if this will help or hinder me! :D Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:28:17 EST 2014 was insane and horrid! I had a horrible 2014, so much went wrong and it just went on and on and on and on and you name it, it happened! <BR> <BR> I won't bore you with the details but we finally ended out the year with some better news and heres to a 2015 <BR> <BR> I entered all my numbers THIS time around and finally I have lost 10lbs, 1 inche here and there and am going to try keeping that up...let's go! <BR> <BR> OH I also have the sparkpeople cook book and The Spark book thanks to Gortons and so maybe that... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:06:19 EST Fresh start! Just entered all my current weights, height and all that stuff, here's to seeing the numbers go down, not up! Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:02:01 EST BOOM! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Once again I managed to lose track of time and Sparkpeople in 2013 but the pregnancy was a little rough and my blog has been gaining some momentum, so between the kids, the blog, the pregnancy and life itself it has been a little hectic! <BR> <BR> ANYHOW! <BR> <BR> My son was born on Sept 18th, 2013, weighing in at a big old 8lb 14oz! He was put in the NICU for a week cause he has some fluid on his lungs and they kept him in or a week on antibiotics. It sucked but... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:54:15 EST Here we go...AGAIN! On to number FOUR!! Well, I haven't been here in a while because I have been lying in bed feeling like death for quite some time over January and February and some of March then started to come back to life a few weeks ago and here we are again - feeling pretty good! <BR> <BR> I am happy to announce that we're EXPECTING out 4th child AND it is a BOY! It has been a huge shock to the system as we were not planning on any more and had only just started talking about the possibility of 1 more when low and behold ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:57:33 EST Off to the Dr. we shall go! I finally took myself to the Dr. yesterday as I have an ongoing issue with nasal polyps. They have been removed twice but they came back, again, and they were causing me some discomfort and now an infection. My copay is high and I had to use some of our gas money to get the prescriptions but it is time I looked after me for once. I am no good to anyone if I'm not feeling my best! <BR> <BR> Anyway, the Dr. weighed me and I have put on almost 20 lbs since the last time about a yr ago! SHAME... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:27:04 EST Let us look back at 2012 2012 started off for us as a GREAT year and we really thought things were going to come full circle and put us where we want to be but as the year went on and we brought a car, which then died on us, and then spent most of the rest of the year without a car again and missed summer and adventures with the kids and all sorts of other stuff - money worries got worse, the hubs was working his ass off and barely at home because of the car situation - he had to spend hours sitting around at work af... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:16:45 EST OK No More Procrastinating! I know! I know! Before you say anything, I am terrible at keeping this up! I need to kick start the year right and I am tired of actually now just getting fat and need some motivation and so here I am! I don't think i've gained anything but I am totally out of shape! I have to get my act together and start to get back on top of things before I let them spiral out of control [I say as I eat a donut and coffee for breakfast! GAAAAAAAAAAH]. <BR> <BR> BACK ON THE TREADMILL! <BR> <BR> Come on ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:29:52 EST Where have I been!? I weighed myself for the first time in MONTHS this week and I was still the same as I was when I last weighed myself, which is just crazy but not bad - I thought I had put on a ton, so it is a good start. <BR> <BR> I am having a LOT of money worries right now and am about to get cut off of my electric because I just don't have the hundreds of dollars they want me to pay since our car broke down and my hubs can't get o a second job - anyone who has been following me the years I've been here ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:49:01 EST Do you want to win $500 worth of beauty prizes? I don't post too much about my blogger account over here BUT I have this AMAZING giveaway happening on there right now that I wanted to share! <BR> <BR> We have teamed up (11 bloggers) to give away over $500 worth of Beauty products to one lucky winner and the prize is HUGE!! <BR> <BR> It takes a minute or so to enter and you have to leave a comment to be eligible! So far we have a TON of entries BUT so many people didn't leave a comment that most of them are going to be disqualified and ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:44:03 EST Morning!! Morning! How are ya'll today!?!? I woke up in a wonderfully positive mood today! Now I need to kick some butt and make some money!! I am so hungry and a diet of toast is not going to keep me going for long so I have to make that cash!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start making my own clothes and baby accessories like bows and stuff - but I can't even get the bobbins placed on my sewing machine hahaha!!! Great start to the day!! - I should add, my mother in law got me the sewing machine 2 christmas... Thu, 24 May 2012 08:47:28 EST Testing, testing, 1...2... I am SO overwhelmed with life right now, money worries mostly, as usual, but trying not to let that fog up my entire brain!!! Just need some MOTIVATION and the weather is on the awesome side and a little sun goes a long way to making my mood that little bit more sunny itself so I'm pretty sure the next few months are going to be a little better for all of us around here!! :) <BR> <BR> How is everyone!? xx Tue, 22 May 2012 11:45:37 EST Hey there! Long time... After a lot of time procrastinating I think the stars aligned and tried to kick me up the butt a little to get on with sorting myself out!! <BR> <BR> I found a glider on Ebay for 99 cents!! No one else bid, I got lucky! The guy delivered it too pretty much, so I can't go wrong! It was meant to be! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I also had a much needed haircut!! (yes, there are a lot of !!!! in this post!). <BR> <BR> They lopped ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:48:39 EST PLEASE spare a second to help me out.... Please could you spare 10 seconds to go on facebook and vote for me and my husband in a local competition!? The competition is to win a valentines dinner for 2 and a movie! We haven't had a night out since WAAAAAAAAAAAAY before we had the baby and I don't even know if we'd know what to do if we won but I would REALLY appreciate the support! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> <BR><BR>eme/25651/614631301 <BR> <BR> How have you all been!?!? xxxx Mon, 6 Feb 2012 11:00:51 EST I no longer have... bathroom scales! Which means I can't weigh myself to see how i'm doing! <BR> <BR> I need to get new ones!! <BR> <BR> The ones I had were made of that tough glass and they were great.....until they shattered into a million pieces one morning for absolutely no reason! I wasn't even standing on them at the time, which is just as well or i'd have lost a foot! <BR> <BR> Sears, where I purchased them, sent me a $100 gift card for my troubles and instead of buying new scaled I got my son's chr... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:48:30 EST Hello!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I haven't been here in a very long time! I have very little time to myself with the baby so I usually forget!! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well! <BR> <BR> What have I missed!?? <BR> <BR> Hugs!! <BR> <BR> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sun, 20 Nov 2011 15:37:59 EST Please take a moment... vote for my little munchkin in the Gerber Generation competition... <BR> <BR> I would appreciate it :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>entry/36339/autumn.aspx </link> <link><BR>entry/36339/autumn.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks!! :) Thu, 7 Jul 2011 07:21:01 EST PC, stop being stupid! I don't know quite what I did but I managed to mess up my PC without doing looks like its in safe mode, but it isn't....urgh... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 06:25:33 EST Woo! I have dropped 3 dress sizes since I last purchased pants, what the hell! I've also had a baby in that time! This makes no sense... <BR> <BR> I think it might be the "CVS FITNESS PROGRAM", which basically means I walk about an hour a day going to CVS for my deals, so that might have something to do with it :D <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:27:25 EST Time flies! Wow it has been 4 weeks since I last posted here! I have been SOOOOOOOO busy but everything is going well! <BR> <BR> I just managed to fit back in to a pair of jeans I haven't worn since 2009!!! Holy cow!! Yay! <BR> <BR> Don't ask me why I never threw them away, but I guess I am the eternal optimist! :D <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well!? <BR> <BR> xxx Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:57:13 EST Exercise? Hahaha! I have to say, since I posted my last blog about getting out the stepper - the stepper has stayed in the hallway!!! I think the only exercise i've had with it is the picking it up off the floor as i've tripped over it the 10 or so more times! <BR> <BR> Ah man! I really need to pull it together!! :D <BR> <BR> How're you all doing?! xx Thu, 19 May 2011 05:08:36 EST Spring has sprung...out comes the stepper! So! Spring is fully on the way and the weather is starting to look up! I took the dusty stepper out of the closet today and i'm eating right again...not that I actually ate wrong, but I have to make a conscious effort to eat more! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today and im still a good weight - still going down instead of up, so that's great! I also lost an inch off my waist compared to where I was in 2010 prior to my pregnancy!! The inch i've lost on my waist has migrated to my hips though as ... Thu, 12 May 2011 13:36:49 EST 80 degrees! The weather has finally started to look up - very beautiful day out yesterday so we went for a long walk and a bus ride! I love that I can walk everywhere with the baby in the carrier so I don't end up dragging that stroller on the bus (I love my stroller but between that and the car seat it is nigh on impossible unless someone comes with me). <BR> <BR> <BR> We went all around town and she slept through most of it all cozy in her carrier! <BR> <BR> While she was asleep I brought her a pre... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:55:25 EST EASTER!! :) Hope you all had a great Easter! I took the kids out this morning to an event and they all came back with giant easter baskets crammed with chocolate, games and even a toothbrush (yeh, I don't know either!). They even gave me an easter basket for the baby, crammed with NUK pacifiers, bibs, teethers, teething books, washes, lotions etc etc etc...seriously must have been $75 worth of easter baskets they gave us free...was such a lovely gesture! I was expecting a tiny event, a few free eggs and... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:42:04 EST Hello!! It is almost Easter! How are you all coping with the influx of chocolate!!!?? <BR> <BR> I actually don't care too much for it so i'm ok but if its there i'm not going to say no!! OOOOOHHH LA LA!!! <BR> <BR> How are you all!? <BR> <BR> Happy Easter Weekend!! xxx Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:41:32 EST Happy Anniversary to... Meeeeeeeee! <BR> <BR> Yup! It is our 4 year wedding anniversary today! <BR> <BR> Considering how we found eachother on the internet (we were cool before it became all the rage with everyone else) people didn't think we'd last! Yet, here we are, 5 years later, 4 years married, 2 great boys and our beautiful little girl! <BR> <BR> I really couldn't ask for anything more! Although, I'd quite like a big fat bar of dark chocolate and a glass of white wine right now...;) <BR> <BR> xxx Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:56:16 EST April! I can't believe we're in April already! My girl is almost 2 months old!!!!!! Crazy!! <BR> <BR> I'm almost ready to get back on the horse so to speak - another week or two I think! <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well!! <BR> <BR> xxxx <img src=""> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 22:21:17 EST 5 weeks! It has been 5 weeks since I had the baby and I'm feeling great! Finally getting some sleep but we're a looooooooooooong way from a routine! <BR> <BR> We are in the last few days of winter and it looks lovely outside today! I look forward to more of the same! <BR> <BR> This week i've cooked a ton of food because im not getting time to cook in the week so im freezing meals so i dont have to eat crap! At the weekend i made: <BR> <BR> Cottage Pie <BR> Cauliflower cheese pasta bake <BR> 6 Veg... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:50:03 EST Smile! Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:52:34 EST Amazon coupon codes - Wanted! Please! Do any of you have any 20/30% off or $10 off amazon coupon codes from any of the baby magazines (babytrend etc) that you're not going to use? If so, I would very much appreciate you emailing the codes to me, please?? <BR> <BR> Thank you :) <BR> <BR> Ever hopeful!! <BR> <BR> xxxxx Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:47:53 EST 1lb? Lost another 1lb and haven't done a thing to earn it yet!! I feel like a cheat!!! Will be walking furiously all spring/summer though....woo! <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 18:53:02 EST Sun!!!!!!!!!!! Oh gosh, its beautiful outside! Shame its so cold though - spring is coming and im excited! I always get so much walking in over spring and summer - lots of exercise!! Also looking forward to taking my kids out to the lake and all that great stuff!! <BR> <BR> Here is a 3 week pic of my latest offspring! She's changing so much day to day! She's just like me, look at all that hair!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 08:38:55 EST Almost... Almost enough time is passed to get back into shape now - not quite though, i'm quite content to be "lazy" about it another couple of weeks :D <BR> <BR> My little girl is AWESOME! Although she has me up every night every 3 hours to feed! Gotta love those babies!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to the routine!! <BR> <BR> I can't complain though :D <BR> <BR> Here is one of my favourite "shows her personality" pictures to keep you going! :) <BR> <BR> 2.5 weeks old! <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:09:35 EST Minus 9 lbs... I now weigh 9lbs les than pre-pregnancy weight!! I haven't done a thing to lose it - having my daughter really worked for me apparently - I feel great! <BR> <BR> Im dreading getting back to exercise but this sure helps my confidence! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:47:25 EST Just over a week! It has been just over a week since I had the baby - she is the cutest thing i've ever seen other than when my son was a baby!! (of course!). She is sleeping, eating and farting all day - she's pretty awesome! <BR> <BR> She slept for FIVE hours last night and I was in HEAVEN!!! I am really, really feeling great now! <BR> <BR> She says Hi!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:27:51 EST Happy VDay!! My gosh, im SO tired! This little girl is so worth it though! <BR> <BR> I just weighed myself out of curiosity and I am my pre-pregnancy weight already! What the hey!! Wont be working out for a while but at least I know im starting where i left off! :) <BR> <BR> Thank you for all the good wishes!! We couldn't be happier! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:11:13 EST She's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had the baby! 4 pushes and out!! Yay!! <BR> <BR> I'll tell you more later!! <BR> <BR> Here she is!! <BR> <BR> Autumn Elisabeth <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:19:55 EST Well, I survived the weekend! My OB didn't think i'd make it to Sunday but here I am, Monday, and still pregnant! <BR> <BR> Any day now....come on baaaaaaaaaaaaaaybeeeeeeeeeeeeh! <BR> <BR> OH! And apparently i've only put on about 11lb this entire pregnancy, which was news to me, I could have sworn it was more, but i'm not going to argue with that! :D <BR> <BR> :D xx Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:52:00 EST