PRACHI17's SparkPeople Blog PRACHI17's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I have some News :) I guess it is time to share I am pregnant ! :) 5 months now . Super excited . <BR> <BR> trying to eat healthy and do better . This is the reason why i have been MIA for a while .. pregnancy and the new house we moved 3 months ago keep me busy busy busy. I am eating healthy .. but not counting calories I get too stressed and try to skip food so decided not to :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Thought i will just drop by and let my spark family know about the good news . Sorry i have been absent for a ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:11:23 EST What is Success? Having a clear idea of what will allow you to cheer up and say "YAY!" is very important. <BR> Success for me is working out and eating right , or so I have always told myself . Well I am going to work on defining them some more . I must go to the gym 3 days a week after work those 3 days will be Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday. This week was a success :) <BR> I must eat a salad for lunch at least 2 days a week . Salad days are Monday , Wednesday . Well in that case This week was not a succes... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 22:19:54 EST Why Do it ? The question I need to answer is "why do it" ? <BR> <BR> Why do i want to go to the gym ? <BR> Why do I want to eat 4 donuts ? <BR> Why do I want to skip gym ? <BR> <BR> Why do i want to loose weight ? <BR> <BR> Why do I make choices that will for sure prevent me from doing that ? <BR> <BR> These are the things I need write down for myself . Set yourself up for success , is something we are all familiar with , Yet why do we keep sabotaging ourselves ? But most importantly why do other p... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:24:32 EST SMART Goals This time around I have even more reasons to be distracted. Also I have even more reasons to loose weight. <BR> <BR> My Goal with this BLC round is to maintain my 12 week streak. <BR> Lose 10 Pounds <BR> Stay in my calorie range <BR> Practice Yoga atleast twice a week <BR> Dont let the lazy monkey get me between the drive from work to home. <BR> <BR> Pray for me people , I need all the help in the world this time around <BR> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 11:15:20 EST BLC 22 is here FOlks to join go here <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the BLC22 Registration Team. We look forward to an amazing round with you and our new friends! <BR> <BR> <BR> ndividual.asp?gid=60014 Wed, 15 May 2013 21:48:27 EST Weekend Challenge Blog Hi Folks , <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday , this one took tooo long to get here ... I am not enjoying myself at work as much these days , too much politics <em>234</em> So i get to saturdays stressed out and beaten up. Instead of going for long runs , i enjoy yoga on saturday now , it helps me wind down and relax. get some happy hormones going. <BR> <BR> I am also pratcipating in the BLC challenge , I am loving it! I have always been a team player and I like to win ! ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:36:05 EST Back to the Future Week - blog If i can go back and talk to myself when I was 16 ........ <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I will tell myself to never stop dancing and biking and playing basketball and everything else I am doing then . Show her a pic of her(me) now in 2013 and tell her girl I know you think you are one of those who can never gain weight .. THINK AGAIN! <em>334</em> <BR> I will also tell me that I am beautiful and will tell me to stop being jealous of mom <em>198</em> ( my mom is and was super hot) all ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:16:51 EST Figuring out mid week points ! Option 1 - Drink 8 ounces of water (Max 8 points) <BR> &#10004;Option 2 - Complete at least 25 step-ups on a short step (2-3 inches) OR 20 step-ups on a high step (4-6 inches) &#10004;Option 3 - Walk or run at least 500 steps (appr. 1/4 mile) (must be Purposeful walk/run, not normal walking steps during <BR> the day) <BR> &#10004;Option 4 - Dance for 2 minutes! <BR> &#10004;Option 5 - 25 jumping jacks (can be modified) OR 25 burpies <BR> &#10004;Option 6 - Complete 4 sets of 12 of any weight ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:40:53 EST Bad News My Mom called me and told me that my grandpa had passed away , after I recieved the call I decided i couldn't work - drove back home and then slept/cried/slept all thursday. <BR> <BR> To be honest I was not close to him , i didn't see him every year and he didnt call us very often either. but after my dad passed away he was there .. and in some weird way i felt like I still had someone to take care of us , now I cannot help but realize how much i relied on him without even realizing it. <B... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:46:12 EST 2013 is here :) : GOALS BLOG 2013 already .. hmm and . I see a lot of travel in my future :) <BR> Travel = Pics = I NEED TO LOOSE WEIGHT! <BR> <BR> Yeah I want to be healthy too :) but I will be lying if i don't say I want to look good in my jeans .... or wear all my old jeans again . <BR> <BR> Part of me doesn't want to set any fitness goals , heck i didn't meet any of mine in 2012 .. and then part of me wants to surprise my self , be proud of myself of accomplishing something . <BR> <BR> If i don't say it out ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:14:45 EST Mid Month Check In Its been all fun and games here ... Diwali dinners made my calories shoot thru the roof and to top it TOM is here so i cannot even burn the sweets i have been consuming. <BR> <BR> All in all , not a lot of progress has been made my me , time to get back in the grove ... today :) starting with making better food choices Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:14:45 EST New November Goal As you guys know I am doing JM Body revolution program when it comes to workouts. <BR> <BR> My food intake has been so much better ... earlier my good day use to be at 14 to 1500 calories with 60 min of workout. <BR> <BR> Now my good days are healthy 1200 smthing calories with only 30 min of JMBR workout. <BR> <BR> Which is good , but since I am going to keep eating normal Indian food ( rem lifestyle not a 3 month loss) I need to burn my rice and chapatis :) <BR> <BR> So going forward I... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:58:22 EST November already :) So time is not just flying , time is flying on a jet :). <BR> <BR> I cannot believe it is already november , next year is around the corner . <BR> <BR> I am growing old !!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ohh well , back to things that I can control ;). <BR> <BR> I am doing the body revolution program from Jillian it is going okay so far . <BR> <BR> My goal is to fit in my black dress again for new year , this dress i had bought 2 years ago and it fit great back then :) <BR> <BR> Another ,goal is to f... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:21:45 EST September review , & October's plans :) Hello Folks, <BR> What a september :) I must say ... First week was the bachlorette party ( i cant spell) :P. <BR> <BR> Second week is when i was able to focus on staying focused :) . I did a total of 400 something min of fitness activity , less compared to Aug but this month i finally saw some progress. <BR> I stayed happy and positive for the most part , started eating chicken again to keep few days at night focused less on carbs :) <BR> <BR> I don't want throw indian food out of my li... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:42:57 EST Perfect Day - So i can repeat it After 10 days of break from any workout what so ever due to travel and tom . I finally did my first workout of September yesterday. I had stepped on the scale yesterday morning terrified that I must have undone my progress , but guess what I ended up loosing weight !!! in morning when i weighed was 4 pound lighter but then i weighed myself again in the evening and i was 2.5 pounds lighter . <em>9</em> I decided to take the 2. pounds and track them . <em>334</em> <BR> This goes to sh... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:53:07 EST September 's upbeat blog Time for my monthly blog again :) and I am good with how August went. <BR> <BR> I went through and i am still going through some craziness in my personal life . <BR> <BR> I doubt thats gonna change but I am proud to report that I have minimized my self sabotaging and damaging behaviour. I no longer say I am entitled to the ice cream because someone was rude compared to June &July which was the worst ( yes even despite my trip to puerto rico) August has been much productive. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 23:08:05 EST My workethic needs to drill into my workout ethic So i have 6:30 AM planning meetings with India , and i ill be thr at work on time. I will be there , i will get up at 5:30 am and be thr at the work .. but i have not been able to "showup" to my morning workout since april. <BR> I can get up at 5:30 am to work but i cannot get up at 5:30 am to run . <BR> <BR> bummed out signing out <BR> <BR> Siiiggghhhhhh Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:37:13 EST HELP NEEDED Indian ladies out thr when you stay under 1300 calories what does your average meal plan per day looks like ? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 09:41:59 EST Just had to blog this <img src="">sooo after blogging and realizing that i need to eat well .. i binged yesterday and at like 3000 calories ... I dont know why i would do that it like someone else took over me .. I am scared , frustrated and mostly scared ... The day i decide to take a better control that day i mess it up even more .. GOD HELP ME ! <BR> <BR> Again no Morning workout today <BR> Evening i am getting a crown so most likely i wont workout ........ Wed, 16 May 2012 09:29:38 EST Same ol Same ol So nothing sticks i mean seriously i have like 0 energy by evening and i cannot even more my arms <BR> <BR> I am sooo exhausted !! I must workout in the morning or i get no workout but every morning i say tomorrow tomorrow and my tomorrow never comes . On top of that i have super low levels of Vitamin D so i have to take meds once a week for now and then get tested again. She said it was soo low that it could be causing my energy crashes for me <BR> <BR> Ne one know anything about Vitami... Tue, 15 May 2012 10:34:36 EST Howdy! I dont have a lot to say , I just came back from India and i am trying to start my workout again. <BR> Havent seen the inside of the gym in 1.5 months but i saw that in that duration some of you have made a lot of progress! Keep up the good work . <BR> It just goes to show that every month, every week , every day , every workout , every meal counts :) its up to us which direction we want it to count <BR> <BR> You all are amazing..... it takes 30 min on this website to get pumped up again :... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:51:44 EST Happy Blog :) Hello Folks, <BR> Its been sooo long since i wrote .... i wanted to write but I always had so much negative things to share that i took my whinning to my other blog to let spark be all sparky and happy lol <BR> <BR> Feb was awesome its my Birthday month and i make a big deal about my birthday and I celebrate my birthday twice I was born on Shivratri ( auspicious day for hindus) and i celebrated it on 17th and then again on 20th lol <BR> <BR> I got LV sunglasses as a gift which I am not goi... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:56:48 EST Anxiety Attack ? ....not a happy blog Remember how i promised I will be good on the road and not pig out etc etc <BR> I did Pig out <BR> I didnt workout <BR> I did walk allover though but now I feel walking was not enough not after drinking glass of wine .. I got stuck at the airport for 5 hours and you know what AIRPORTS are not DIET FRIENDLY .. temptation is around every corner and there is no room for a gal to lie down .. so I got home Monday night all exhausted and broken <BR> <BR> Then I think I had a anxiety attack on t... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:30:13 EST Day 8 of my 30 day challenge I got back yesterday from NYC , I enjoy being in NY especially the walking part :) <BR> No workouts on Friday 6th Jan no walking either <BR> but on Saturday we reached NYC and the walking began I walked 3 miles minimum every day , less on 10th the day we flew back to Dallas. <BR> 11th I was exhausted with work so no walk at all today I plan on going to the gym so I will get an actual workout <BR> as far as calories are concerned I will say I was in cal range 5 days out of 8 since i starte ... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:12:54 EST Day1 of my 30 Day challenge Start Date : Jan 5th 2012. <em>249</em> <BR> End Date : Feb 3rd 2012 <BR> Challenge <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Count Calories <BR> 2. Keep Calories below 1800 <BR> 3. Workout ( Walking counts) <BR> <BR> I went to the gym on Tuesday finally after being MIA for more than a month. It was good to be back , my trainer came asking me to start my PT again , and I was like I AM BROKE! <em>15</em> <BR> Wednesday i stayed within my cal range but couldn't go to workout , I wont be able to workout... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:40:27 EST First Blog of 2012 Mahalo folks :) <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> How is it going . <BR> Almost everyone I interact most with on Spark have already posted their goals and plans for new year .. I am late in the game but better late than never :) <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> 2011 was a good year , I have several take away lessons from last year <BR> 1. If I put my mind to it , I can actually make it happen . <BR> I kept sobbing here on SP about how I lack motivation and why cannot I be consistent but when it came time to ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:18:06 EST I can <BR> Disclaimer : Wrote this blog to help myself snap out of the rut read at your own risk <BR> <BR> I can do it . <BR> <BR> I can workout when it is cold out there . Since when did the weather become a excuse . So what if I loved running outdoors , I am paying freaking 100 bucks a month to the gym .... i need to start using it . I MUST START USING IT !!!!! <BR> <BR> In laws in town should not give me the license to skip workouts . <BR> <BR> I can go home and cook food at 7:30 PM , it w... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:57:29 EST How to get back on wagon Ahh I am back from my vacation but I am not yet back in the workout state of mind .. I don't know how to make myself go to the gym .. I came back saturday .. Thought I will take the weekend to recover so rested sunday and promised sunday m going to gym Monday... well its end of tuesday and i have not seen the inside of my gym yet .... what do I do to make my self workout !!! <BR> <BR> Need motivation .. need my motivation .. gotta make it happen tomorrow Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:45:56 EST Personal Training session # 2 :) Me likeyy : 21 days to Hawaii Today was session # 2 <BR> Here is what we did today : <BR> 1. Jog on an incline of like 10 or something at speed of 3.5 for 4 min <BR> 2 Pushups - 60 sec <BR> 3. Jog on an incline of 12 at speed for 5 for 3 min <BR> 4. Triceps - 60 sec <BR> 5. Stairmaster level 5 2 min <BR> 6. Stair master level 5 skip a stair - 2 min <BR> 7. rows - 20 <BR> 8. Stair master level 6 2 min <BR> 9. Stair master level 6 skip a step <BR> 10. Crunches - 20 <BR> 12 . Step up and press - for 60 sec <BR> 13. jog at a... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:48:16 EST Have you worked with a Personal Trainer ? .. I have a few Qs Guys, <BR> today was my first training session and had good workout with my trainer but it was nothing like i expected, I thought I will be panting and sweating and crawling on my knees when we would be done but instead it was okay .. <BR> I walked out on my legs <BR> We only worked out for 43 something mins instead of 60 <BR> He convinced me to get my cardio point assessed which costs me 100 bucks but i dont regret it I think it will help me workout by my self as well <BR> Then he wanted ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:02:37 EST 28 Days to Hawaii: Friday! Its already FRIDAY!!!!! I cannot believe the week is already over .. is it me or is the time flying ! <BR> Ne way Goona be a good girl today and stay in my cal range so far have been easy and good. <BR> Worked out everyday this week - but only for 30 min . <BR> Gonna weigh in on Sunday - hope i loose something <BR> Gonna go for a long run Saturday and then swim class <BR> sunday is easy relax central! <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:03:49 EST 29 days to hawaii Oh well , I am not surprised that I didnt blog consistently .. i mean when do i finish what i start .. regardless the time passes so my countdown to hawaii must come to an end <BR> <BR> I have been working out consistently but only for 30 min daily. I lost like .5 pounds so I am not even going to update my ticker <BR> <BR> Today I went in and signed up for personal training sessions so now I will be paying someone to whip my butt in shape twice a week . I think I needed to do it .. I know I... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 22:36:00 EST 34 Days to Hawaii :): Good Run but Migraine Went running Yesterday instead of Bikram , I may cancel my Bikram membership I can never psych myself into going . <BR> <BR> I did good calorie burn wise, was a good run but I had this headache when i got home , I figured it could be dehydration and drank up .. but didn't help at all .. it turned into a migraine .. so tried to go to bed early , but I should have known better .. I kept throwing up for what felt like eternity must have woken up my neighbors as well ... .. took another advil... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:08:16 EST 35 Days to Hawaii: Happy Navratri = Fried food GALORE! No Workout on Wednesday <BR> I think I passed my calorie range after my first bite of " Sabudana bada" .. but I had to celebrate navratri this year, my dad would do it every year and he really loved to make a big deal out of it :) so I did it too , I invited folks over and made " fast only" food which by the way is all fried and then eaten with other deep fried food .. had to be done and is done .... .. now I can watch what I eat till 4 th when it ends then I will be doing the same t... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:38:41 EST 37 Days to Hawaii :Cowboys won :) Game was fun , I did really good - atleast I think so :) :) <BR> I said no to a plate of super loaded nachos <BR> I said yes to popcorn but we were passing the bucket around and I was on the other end of the row :) no way to confirm how much I ate -- i guess i mus have had 4 or 5 fist full of popcorn <BR> <BR> I had to drink beer , ended up having 2 miller lite's instead of just one, but when they all moved on to frozen margarita , i just took 2 sips :) <BR> <BR> By the time we left the ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:40:59 EST 38 Days to Hawaii Sunday Sept 25 <BR> No Workout <BR> Within Calorie Range :) <BR> Monday Sept 26 <BR> Morning workout check <BR> :) <BR> We are going to see the game tonight , so there will be beer and fries ... here is what my plan is <BR> No Beer <BR> No Fries <BR> Yes to popcorn if available if no popcorn then I will eat a slice of cheese pizza -- atleast that way I can count my calories :) <BR> <BR> M super motivated super excited !! I have a feeling I am gonna make it happen this time :) :) <BR> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:49:49 EST 39 Days to Hawaiii OMG OMG I am freaking out .. i just found out that my DH booked our tickets .. he decided to tell me today .. wish he had told me sooner ... OMG OMG ... gotta loose weight now ... <BR> Have to go .. Low carb ... must go low carb ... I can do anything for 39 days!!! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:49:17 EST Week of Sept 12-17 So I started working out again , I feel so much better when i do workout .. i dont understand why i stop working out in the first place . <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I did more than just workout , I worked out in the morning :) Wednesday , Thursday ( could have done better) , and even on Friday , then Saturday should count as an AM workout since i went as soon as I got up even though it was at 12 :) . <em>104</em> <BR> I missed my swim class on Saturday , but I did swim for like 30 min .. I hop... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:36:09 EST Back from Vacation Hello Friends, <BR> This is my first blog back from vacation . <BR> needless to say i ate like a monster :) but we walked a lot , i walked all over Toronto then i walked allow over the small town of niagra on the lake then i biked 25 KM around the lake . <BR> I must have walked back and forth from my hotel to see the Niagara falls like a bazzillion times hence i came back to Dallas weighing the same as i had left - which was a huge relief . <BR> Although looking at the pics made me super sa... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:49:16 EST New Orleans trip I havent worked out since last saturday, and I have been feeling very guilty about it. <BR> I have been shopping everyday in evening since Monday. and I never get up in the morning to work out . I also feel very exhausted all the time , i have no energy ever .. its like I am depressed or something . <BR> <BR> Well the new orleans trip is coming up yay! i should be excited but I am not . Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:22:54 EST There goes August So starting of this month i was all pumped up - i planned on doing this and doing that blah & blah & blah. <BR> <BR> I ended up gaining 5 pounds in the second week of august. I had no idea why. I was suppa disappointed. changed my tracker to reflect 150 pounds. By end of week 3/ i lost 3 of those 5 pounds . But since the week 3 which was last week btw i have not been very "active ". <BR> <BR> I wish i had not gained those 5 , then i would have been flipping out with joy for loosing 3 pou... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:57:33 EST Weekend Report Friday cal : 1980 <BR> Sat & Sunday 2050 & 2010. <BR> <BR> Workout : Saturday swim class and the walked all over the mall does that count ? <BR> Sunday : cleaning & cooking --- well less cleaning and more cooking :) <BR> <BR> Monday : feeling sick today , may not be able to workout .. will keep you posted. <BR> <BR> Next weekend going to new Orleans for my friends bachlrt party. :) :) Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:48:49 EST Bikram Yoga Yesterday night I went in all prepared , read a few posts on my spark team about not guzzling water esp before compression poses and only trying to sip a little during party time really did work for me. I was able to do all the poses till tree pose which i cannot do anyway i just hold my leg and stand. <BR> <BR> Then as after the first cobra pose , I felt like i was getting angry .. i had no reason to be angry or mad , had been doing good cal wise all day , work wise okay , life wise okay.. but i felt this... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:15:39 EST Prachi's plan to take back the weekends I do good throughout the week and then i bundle up my progress and wash it down with alcohol and food every Friday - Sunday. Morning again i resolve to do better but i repeat the same Fing thing weekend after weekend after weekend. <BR> <BR> Sometimes i wish i didnt have so many social events planned for ever and ever and ever every weekend. <BR> <BR> Now that i am done venting again for the 10000000000000000999999999999 time , I think I am ready to share my plan. <BR> <BR> 1. Only 1 glass... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:38:11 EST Gained 5 pounds ! This morning i stepped on the scale , expecting no loss no gain. However to my surprise i have gained 5 pounds, dont even know how to react to this , so gonna close my eyes and wish it away . <BR> <BR> On a different planet , I ran 4 miles last night and did gud cal wise as well. <BR> <BR> FML Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:25:04 EST Aug 11 So I couldn't make it to Bikram as planned for yesterday. I had a headache and wanted to just sleep around and that's what i did , i went to bed at 9 thinking i will get up in a few and cook for tomorrow but when i woke up it was 8 am this morning :) . I guess i really needed the sleep. <BR> I had a follow up on the cyst thing this morning , I have clean bill of health :) <BR> <BR> I am feeling very energetic today :) I am want to kill it in the gym tonight but I am feeling guilty about not... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:40:39 EST Aug 9 & Aug 10 Morning Workout Day 1 check :) Yesterday was a no workout day , I felt very uneasy in the evening and the cloud of guilt was all over me . <BR> A friend of ours had a Pooja for his office so went thr , his warehouse dint have AC i think i might have sweated out a pound :) <BR> <BR> I went to bed at 11:30 , couldnt sleep till 1 but woke up at 6 am and made tea so i could wake my running buddy ( DH) :) he wouldnt move and kept saying give me 5 min more :) :) .. so after i had my tea and it was around 6:20 by then Sanjay fin... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:32:50 EST Aug 8 good workout day .. I have this urge to cry and scream and cry : sad blog read at your own ris Monday night i went for my total condition class the only ST i get in my routine i love how hard he makes us all work , forgot to carry my HRM but based on last class i must have burned 500 cals. <BR> <BR> Yesterday night i knew that i have a appt in evening so wont be able to workout , so Sanjay and i decided we will get and workout in the morning. went to bed early so 11:30 i was ready to sleep by 12 i must have fallen asleep for sure , but did i get up early ? No did he? No.. did the alar... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:39:14 EST Aug 5 workout , 6 & 7 EAT LIKE A PIG Days Friday was a good workout day <BR> I tried to swim and was on the elliptical for close to an hour , reached home by 8:30 ate the awesome leftovers from Thursday and then we went to see Planet of the Apes... the ending was very stupid <BR> Saturday was the baby shower day <BR> Instead of all my good intentions to go for my swim class which i paid for .. i over slept, I was in one of those moods when i woke up .. blackmailed Sanjay into cleaning the kitchen :) and went to get mani-pedi again :... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 13:21:40 EST Aug 4 No workout day We invited our friends parents for dinner , who are visiting from India for only 2 weeks . <BR> unfortunately while they were eating they got a very sad phone call from India , someone in their family expired so they had to leave right away , cause they had to make some calls :). <BR> <BR> I am so glad they had eaten the food and dessert by the time the call came, I had slogged in the kitchen for 2 hours , I would have been very disappointed if they had to leave without eating. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:44:04 EST