PHIPPSI's SparkPeople Blog PHIPPSI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Im Back and Ready to push on and help others. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The above is me as i stand now with 10-12 kg left to lose to reach my overall goal. <BR> <BR> I have been away from spark people for 9-12monthes. <BR> <BR> I lost a massive amount of weight over a year from sept 2012 to sept 2013 and then took a break to enjoy the changes to my body. <BR> <BR> I have still kept up the exercise but diet has been all over the place. <BR> <BR> I will be looking though current S... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:09:45 EST 8monthes ago and 1 day ago. Latest update of before pic from September <BR> <BR> 24stone 7lbs (156kgs) 344lbs <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> POicture was taken while hair was being cut. <BR> <BR> Not pic from yesterday.. Not best pics to show as one of face and new one only of body. <BR> <BR> WIll be taking some new full body pics soon as i refresh my oversized wardrobe :-) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Thu, 9 May 2013 08:56:15 EST currently 2 week alternating slightly exercise routine/. Hi, <BR> <BR> Just thought id drop in what my daily and weekly routine will be this week and next, its pretty much always the same but due to having my princess certain nights and every other weekend there are slight differnces each week. <BR> <BR> I will post another post for eating ragime if anyone asks. <BR> <BR> First things first i average around 5-6 hours per day over 3 sessions around my full time job and having my 4 year old daughter river. <BR> <BR> This week, <BR> Monday - So i ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:17:09 EST Progress Pics and Goal changed by 10 kg :-) Hello all fellow sparkies.. Hope you are all doing well and feeling energetic today. <BR> <BR> My update pics look like im a right poser, but i really am not.. honest.. :-). <BR> <BR> Just easier to see my body change this way.. so dont judge on my flabby skin :-( <BR> <BR> I started at 155 kgs and had a first target of 95kg, as of today im 104.5 kg so found i was a little bit close to goal with still plenty of weight i wish to lose.. So ive re-assessed and decided my new goal is now 83.4k... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:05:07 EST Progress report :-) Hello all, 08.46 am here in -1 conditions in Birmingham, England but im full of positivity. <BR> <BR> I have now been on SPark for 6 months come 3rd of March. I am very pleased to say in that time i have managed to shed 103 lbs, i only have 41 to go to reach my overall goal. <BR> <BR> I have kept up my insane exercise regime as i love every bit of it....even when it hurts and burns.. <BR> <BR> <BR> I started this journey at a scary 24stone 4 lbs and today i register in at 16stone.11lbs wh... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:55:36 EST Before and Last Night Pics. Some changes. :-) First off my before pics. <BR> Just over 4 months ago. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Pics 2 months ago, some changes. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Pics from Last night. 3 sizes down in clothes and more muscle (Hidden behind jumper.. lol ) <... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:32:39 EST FLAB and Spark is working for me!!!>... :-)))))))))) Hello, just an update.. <BR> <BR> Now been pushing hard since christmas and new year to really shed some more of this weight, my exercise regime is relentless and i love it. <BR> <BR> I had my first offical weight in on 3rd Jan after everyone retuned from the new year and weighed a still very large 128.4 kg /(20 stone 4 lbs) <BR> <BR> I had a weigh in today and am now 119.4 kgs (18stone 12lbs) that is a 1 stone 6 lb loss in 2 weeks... <BR> <BR> Week 1 and 2 vary slightly due to days i ha... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:53:28 EST FLAB is FAB running along side spark Hello, just a brief update after now being on FLAB (Fat Losers Association for Bloaters) <BR> <BR> I have now been on FLAB with work collegues for 6 days starting on the first working day back the 2nd of January. I have been really focused in my aim to lose 30kgs in healthiest way possible. Eating right and lots of exercise. <BR> <BR> I weighed in today infront of peers as this is way it has to be done. I have lost 4.4 kg already.. Im so happy. <BR> <BR> Results like this make me want to ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:25:41 EST Now time to get serious and lose 30kgs to start with Hey, hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and wish you all happiness and health in 2013.. <BR> <BR> I had a right horrible time in terms of weight but had a wonderful time in terms of happiness and good times.. I have put on a fare bit of weight but still 4stone down on where i started in september 2012.. and i feel this holiday relaxation time has now refulled me and given me the motivation to push on. <BR> <BR> I am now a member of the Fight The Flab team at work, so i have competitio... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:31:39 EST hmm, thinking too much is not helping Hello, <BR> Im really starting to struggle mentally on this journey. I keep getting up going the gym and swimming most days, Weight is changing on the scale but im feeling more self concous than ever. <BR> <BR> I knew i was huge before weighing in at 24stone and accepted that fact and never ever looked at myself, even though i was not happy. <BR> <BR> Now ive lost 78lbs in last 16weeks which is great but i feel my mood is worse than ever. I am so much more body concous and feel fatter than ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:50:43 EST Training Course and New Challenges Afternoon (Well it is here is rainy Birmingham, England. <BR> <BR> I was threw straight out of regime and comfort zone last week being on a training course in the middle of the city center. <BR> <BR> First thing was a canteen but food choices were not of my taste or really high in calories. <BR> Secondly Full butter biscuits were available free as was hot drinks all day. <BR> Third due to the technical nature on intense Advaced Linux training, there were breaks every hour which made tempta... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:26:29 EST 3 monthes in with Before and Now pics. Long way to go still.. Hello all, <BR> <BR> I have finally bit the bullet as hit my 112 week since joining spark weigh in. <BR> <BR> I Have lost 72lbs in this time, so very happy. <BR> <BR> Please excuse the moustace as its Movember (Moustace for November) here in UK. £125 for cancer charity so worthy cause.. <BR> <BR> Right then some before pics, there are worse ones i have but make me feel ill seeing them.. Sorry. <BR> <BR> Ok next few imaged are of me before starting this journey. <BR> <img src="http://pho... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:52:56 EST 65lbs Gone in 10 Weeks. 1.5lbs of half way point.. 133 total target Hello all, <BR> <BR> Pleased to say im only 1.5lbs from my half way point (66.5lbs) of overall target goal weight of 133lbs.. <BR> <BR> It has taken 10 weeks of healthy intake of food (1500 cals per day) <BR> <BR> * Eating Fresh food no manufactured rubbish <BR> * Eating lots of Veg <BR> * Drinking 10-12 glasses of water per day <BR> * Main food supply is Beef or Chicken Stir Fry's <BR> * Key to success if loving food again, just making sure its healthy or small portion if not the best cho... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:30:39 EST Update on my journey :-) 60 lbs in 9 weeks Hello all, <BR> <BR> I started my spark journey ont he 3rd of September 2012 and have been working hard for last 9 weeks. Weighed in today to see another 5lb gone and a total of 60lbs in 9 weeks vanished. I am having to work hard for every single one of them pounds. lol <BR> <BR> When i started i was 23stone 13lbs.. (Scary considering was always healthy until a car crash prevented my sports and also diagnosed with almost no thyroid (On medication now to try help)). <BR> <BR> I have a pict... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 05:49:03 EST Trying to Stay Focused with a broken heart and a lonely 4 bed house. Hello all, <BR> <BR> Relatively new on my new healthy lifestyle kick. On my 6th week infact. <BR> <BR> Doing my best to keep head up and keep focused but so hard and so easy to lapse. <BR> <BR> My partner decided after being together for almost 2 years and me being daddy 2 her 2 children as biological dad is an waste, i was their for the youngest's birth ect.. She has now left me with no real explanation other than was missing home as she moved away to be with me, she has taken the kids an... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:52:12 EST 41lbs lost in 4 weeks.. Thank You Hello. <BR> <BR> Im amazed and so happy that since finding this wonderful site with its amazing, supportive and motivational members ive managed in a very short 28days to lose 41lbs. <BR> <BR> I am not doing anything silly as i read all advice given and followed big parts of it. <BR> <BR> I drink 3-4 litres of water a day. <BR> Stay around 1500 calories a day <BR> Go to the gym 5 days a week for 70-80 minutes per session <BR> Carry out weight session on upper body, Sit ups and Press-ups 2-... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:30:45 EST 4th week completed, Second attempt as first one never saved!! 22/9/12 - Saturday <BR> I manage to stay within calories all week as i find this really easy when eating healthy and i drink 10-12 glasses of water each day. <BR> I did no exercise today as i have been to the previous 5 days in a row and legs are feeling a little tired. Enjoyed the rest and feeling good, can not really tell in the mirror ive lost weight much even if clothes are loose. <BR> <BR> 23/9/12 - Sunday <BR> I manage to stay within calories all week as i find this really easy when ea... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:53:15 EST 3rd week complete.. all smiles again.. 3rd week day by day breakdown.. <BR> <BR> Start of this week and i knew it would be hard after loosing 28lb in first 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I really can not thank Sparkpeople creators and techie's who keep it all up and running.. <BR> <BR> Most of all i must say thanks for the current massive level of support from follow sparkly sparkies... you are the reason i do not put the extra calories in my mouth and push extremely hard in the gym and can get up early even when tired and its miserable ou... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:21:32 EST Second Week Complete. Intense Gym Week. 8/9/12----- Saturday <BR> No exercise on sat or sunday this week after first week of exercise. I watched my calorie intake and stayed within range. <BR> 9/9/12----- Sunday <BR> No exercise on sat or sunday this week after first week of exercise. I watched my calorie intake and stayed within range. <BR> 10/9/12--- Monday <BR> Gym in the morning on eppilator and bicycle. I watched my calorie intake and stayed within range. <BR> 11/9/12--- Tuesday <BR> Gym in the morning on eppilator and bicycle... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:42:55 EST First week Down - sept 1 - 7th Hello, just a little info on what i did on my first week with spark. <BR> <BR> September 1 - 7th 2012. <BR> <BR> BackGround <BR> <BR> I joined spark as i need that constant motivation and almost a challenge/ not against everyone else but against myself and not wanted to post a 0 weight loss (Not at this early stage). <BR> <BR> I used to play semi-professional football so enjoy exercise and pushing myself hard (Car crash ruined my football playing). <BR> <BR> I have put on 4 stone in the ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:32:34 EST