PRISCIMORIN's SparkPeople Blog PRISCIMORIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community First goal attained - New goal - Fit eating challenge The Green giant has pulled me in <BR> I'm doing the 30 day food challenge put up and will maintain my 3x week workout program. <BR> I initially thought I would just add in a workout but I think changing things up will be a better motivator and I need to be able to combine both! <BR> Furthermore, the recipes are really easy and straightforward and my boyfriend is helping me and learning to make quick and simple meals. <BR> We're saving money, we're eating better, and it feels good to cook toge... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 19:45:35 EST Going clothes shopping makes me feel.. Well, poor.. For one lol! I don't make a huge salary and so don't shop often but when I do it is a little rough. Especially pants and bikinis.. Pants are so difficult because they often fit at one place but not another, but honestly I think pants are hard for everyone. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:55:18 EST Diet confusion What to do, what to do what to do... <BR> So I promised myself that I would focus ONLY on working out 3 times a week for the next 6 week (trying small steps to create a habit) but I read about the Curves diet plan and I just don't know what to think. They encourage a progressive intake of carbs to reset the system. <BR> So you start of with 40 grams of carbs the first 2 weeks then, for the rest of the time until your goal weight you're eating around 60 to 80 grams of carbs a day. <BR> What d... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 13:18:04 EST Weekend Reminders Ok, so this is going to be a tough one, 2 birthdays and 3 birthday suppers (my boyfriends dad is gonna be 60 so his wife is overdoing things a little). <BR> 2 of these meals are going to be in a restaurant so I really need to focus to make the right choices! Here is what i'll try to do <BR> <BR> 1) Max 2 glasses of wine per supper <BR> 2) No table d'hote (unless a la carte is not available) <BR> 3) Conscious lean choices <BR> 4) Birthday cake only, if none i'll stick to coffee <BR> 5) If on... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:30:43 EST I read Journal of a formal fat girl and joined a Curves Why hello there! <BR> <BR> So I haven't been around for awhile but i've been busy. I went on vacation (during which I walked alot and enjoyed an especially gorgeous hike in the back country of Southern Quebec), read Journal of a formal fat girl and joined a Curves. <BR> Now why would I do that.. <BR> Well.. In this great book I read they strongly suggest I stick to a workout routine for 6 weeks and see it through. Curves seemed like a very structured way to do this. I always find myself push... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:00:54 EST Where have I been? The last few days have felt like a blur to me. <BR> Sunday was amazing. My boyfriend set up this whole day of activities I love to do and we just went out and did them. I enjoyed myself a little too much and blew all of this off though and have mixed feelings about that.. <BR> Monday was good although I didn't exercise I stayed on track with my food choices. <BR> Tuesday I did everything right but still felt like a failure at the end of the day because of some stressors at work. A portion of ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:05:58 EST I've been wondering.. So yesterday evening I went over my calorie intake so today I figured I would stay in the lower part of number of calories I should be eating. <BR> However, I did a pretty intense workout this morning and my body is really feeling tired.. I'm lacking the necessary energy to finish up my day! <BR> Should we compensate on following days when we overeat or should we just treat every day as a new one? Should we treat this process as how many calories I take in in a week vs how many I burn in a we... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:09:53 EST Oh boy.. and I just blogged about my relationship with food.. jeez.. OK <BR> <BR> Total FAIL yesterday... <BR> <BR> I've been working evening shifts all week, getting home around 1 a.m. and yesterday evening I was particularly exhausted and made the very wrong decision of going out and getting myself some pizza.. I totally pigged out and today feel pretty bad, both mentally and physically.. <BR> I don't even know why except that I was tired.. I wasn't feeling particularly sad or angry or any negative emotion, just tired.. <BR> I need to push forward and past... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:22:02 EST Today on Sparkcoach... My relationship with food I have been at this for a few years now, trying to shed the pounds I need to shed to get back to a healthy weight and although I have not succeeded in actually shedding the pounds I have made different improvements on different aspects of myself. <BR> If you would have asked me to rate my relationship with food about 1 year ago, I would have given it a 3 at best. Food was my comforter, food was my punisher, food was my way of forgetting about life for awhile. <BR> After some therapy and a har... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:08:06 EST When life throws you lemons.. So I lost track of myself over the weekend, going through some pretty personal difficulties in my relationship, but I am now back to some normalcy and ready to continue on. <BR> <BR> Today on sparkcoach we were asked to identify 2 things to do to get back on track when we waver away from the wagon. <BR> Here are my two things to refocus: <BR> <BR> 1- Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> 2- Go for a walk <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you all able to keep focus when your personal life goes astray? <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:19:44 EST Sparkcoach assignment - Nonphysical improvements So... <BR> Although i'm starting over on this journey I do believe its not a bad idea to remind myself of all the other great advantages of being active and eating right. <BR> <BR> Number 1 on my list would have to be more energy! I work different shifts and that really hits hard on my system. When i'm fit and healthier I have more energy for longer amounts of time and can deal better with my schedule changes. <BR> <BR> Number 2? I am less sick. <BR> I have a tendency to catch colds ALOT. E... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:11:55 EST Getting out of the ''BLEH'' mood - Tricks that work for me 1 - Long hot shower with thorough exfoliation <BR> 2- Dressing up pretty for no reason and putting on makeup <BR> 3- Taking one small step towards doing something good for yourself (I printed out the sparkpeople weekly grocery this morning so I would have plenty of food to prepare healthy meals this week) <BR> 4-Taking a long hot bath with a book <BR> 5- Hugging my dog Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:19:51 EST The «Magical» CLICK Ever heard the following? <BR> <BR> I just decided and it happened <BR> It was just like a sudden change of perspective <BR> Something in my brain just CLICKED <BR> <BR> Well, somehow I felt that «CLICK» over and over again but it seems like I never get anywhere from it. I keep starting over, keep feeling the «CLICK» and then loosing it again. Does anyone else know the feeling? <BR> <BR> Some people will tell me I lack motivation, some that i'm lazy, some that I don't persist long enough..... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:46:26 EST Still working on ME So the last two weeks i've lost track of myself. <BR> But i'm happy to say I know why. <BR> Taking care of my physical health is by far the most difficult thing I have ever tried to do, which is probably why I have failed at consistency time and time again. Any time another stress appears in my life I allow it to overpower all my decisions and drain all of my energy, leaving me with little willpower and desire to take care of my physical health. <BR> I need to learn how to deal. I need to lea... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:26:27 EST Writing it done - physically My mom bought me this book where I actually write down how I feel, what I ate what activities I did and I think its actually quite helpful! Maybe physically writing down stuff was the missing piece! I combine it with sparkcoach.. Up to now, i've only skipped a day (which is much better than what I can usually pull off.. So hopefully it'll keep me on track! It reminds me of when I was younger and kept a journal.. :) <BR> Blogging too for that matter.. Maybe I should do it more often.. Thu, 9 May 2013 09:06:10 EST Late night munching It's 11:00 p.m. <BR> I get in my car and leave work. <BR> My stomach has been hurting all evening because its that time of the month. <BR> I feel tired, I feel like all I did was work during that day, and all I want to do is drop by a pizza place and order a large that I will all eat myself. <BR> As I drive I convince myself NOT to stop at the pizza place, then NOT to stop for fried chicken and fries and finally NOT to stop at the convenience store for some ice cream. I tell myself that I KNO... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:48:03 EST