PUDDLE13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PUDDLE13 PUDDLE13'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/ Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757975 I'm finding it hard to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Work is making things very difficult at the moment as it's very busy and our job is being pushed to the side so that we can support another team. Then they ask for overtime to do our job. The team we're supporting is the one we have all come from previously and it's taking it's toll on all of us. <BR> <BR> I sat here yesterday wanting to start over with the exercise and I couldn't get going. A little demon is in my head saying I am not fit... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:02:34 EST Where did July go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755503 Well it disappeared into a black hole of stress and heat and poorly belly and poor sleep. It was a month where health anxiety and general anxiety peaked. It was a month of dizzy spells and bad days at work and too much to do and not enough time. The Doctor thought the bad stomach was due to stress (I had been thinking heat). Even the walks with the OH had stopped. <BR> <BR> And now I'm done with all that. <BR> <BR> So I've been drinking peppermint tea and it seems to help the belly. I thoug... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 02:57:24 EST Musings at 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735035 Yesterday I turned 33 - We had a really nice day <BR> <BR> I'll be honest and say I didn't worry about what I ate. We had porridge for breakfast, and went for a walk and we went and had cake and coffee - well I had hot chocolate and a piece of chocolate cake (which was huge). I didn't finish it (which is a change). We had dinner out in the evening and we had ice cream for pudding rather than cake. <BR> <BR> But today is about taking stock and getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Thinking abo... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:56:53 EST Fantastic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732270 Well the OH went to the dr's to get the results of his blood test. The Dr said his cholesterol is slightly higher than it should be but gave him the choice of tablets or trying to lower it himself and he took the 2nd option. The Dr has given him 6 months to do it which OH thinks he can do. <BR> The new Dr was really nice and actually shook his hand at the end of the consultation. <BR> <BR> We were there to get the results of the test from a blood sugar point of view and the Dr didn't even m... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 01:54:46 EST Friday Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731667 Over the last couple of weeks I have put back on 5 of the pounds I had lost. So I am back to 5 pounds lost and not 10. <BR> <BR> And I am ok with that. <BR> <BR> It's been a horrendous couple of weeks and I accept the hit. <BR> <BR> I'm getting back on track <BR> <BR> I'm just abpout to do todays video HIIT Cardio and Core. 30 mins and I know it will be hard <BR> <BR> But after 3 days of getting back to this I am walking taller and my bad shoulder isn't so bad. <BR> <BR> I was talking t... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 01:20:19 EST Water water everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731004 Well yesterday I drank 9 yes 9 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> The guy I was sitting next to at work yesterday was also trying to drink his bottle of water so we reminded each other across the day. <BR> <BR> I do feel good for it this morning. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an OK day at work. I ended up speaking to one cranky customer for about 45 mins which wasn't great but I managed to sort his problem out so that was ok. <BR> <BR> Food wise at work was really good - i did get caught by the food p... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:22:50 EST Not the best of days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730242 Yesterday was not quite the good day I envisioned. <BR> <BR> I knew it would be busy. I wasn't expecting 20 in the queue at 10 past 8 in the morning. Or being told to clear my desk because they wanted the place looking tidy. <BR> <BR> I wasn't expecting really difficult customers that shout until they get what they want. <BR> <BR> It was one of those days. <BR> <BR> I coped most of the day really well - I bought one small pack of sweets after lunch and had a cup of vimto from the machine.... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 01:15:28 EST Today is a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729510 Today is going to be a good day - so I keep telling myself <BR> <BR> This morning I have done the first of the schedule on Jessica smith TV - 20 minute bellyfat blasting video <BR> <BR> And I'm sweaty and I couldn't do all the moves <BR> <BR> But that's ok because today is a good day. <BR> <BR> Work is likely to be hard today - first day of the increased isa season - 1st day of the month generally - lots and lots of calls so I won't get my work done - but I'm expecting it <BR> <BR> So to... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:42:47 EST Being the Me I want to be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728731 The last few months have been spotty in terms of exercise and eating etc. <BR> <BR> I'm very easily distracted by the stresses of work and home <BR> The OH hasn't been quite right and so walking with him has taken precedence. <BR> <BR> We talked about our health and where we want to be. He understands that as <em>345</em> as our walks are, I need more exercise than that and said I could always chuck him out of the room where I exercise if need be. But I am a morning exerciser. I don't l... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:42:45 EST 6.7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727711 Hello all (it's been a little while) <BR> <BR> Well we've been quite busy here. The OH and I have continued with our walks - we are getting faster slowly and are walking more places (e.g. to the doctors - it's just down the road). This post isn't really about me (hope you don't mind) <BR> <BR> I finally got the OH switched to the new doctors and made an appointment with the diabetes nurse. His anxiety has been getting worse and the panic attacks are bad and I found out its because he has be... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:51:54 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719534 Well we went away this weekend to the seaside <BR> <BR> And we had a great time <BR> <BR> But I completely overindulged. <BR> <BR> In fact I may have knocked myself off my birthday track - I planned to be at 257 by my birthday in July and I was on track- but we'll see <BR> <BR> I am back to drinking plenty of water (although to be fair I drank loads at the weekend because it was so hot - nothing as good as fresh water from a campsite tap to make you realise how chlorinated our normal hom... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:32:21 EST 10 pounds down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716908 I'm still here <BR> <BR> Still walking with the OH - although we didn't go yesterday but we did go walk round a town centre instead <BR> <BR> I've noticed he's walking faster and looking a bit trimmer :) <BR> <BR> I had pasta for dinner the other night for the first time in ages and then felt dreadful the next day - interesting how your food tolerances change sometimes - ah well back to normal now. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and I am 267.13. 1 more pound down making 10 in to... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:19:09 EST Walking and Talking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711752 Walking and talking have quickly become part of my routine. <BR> <BR> The OH and I go every day. This week I have been on earlies and the OH has still got up early (6.20am (he didn't used to do before 7.30am)) to walk with me. Apart from yesterday when he was too sleepy but he did get up not long before I left and felt he had missed our walk. He still went on his own - He's been a couple of times on his own now and when I got home from work we went. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure it's enough exer... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 01:04:40 EST Backed into a food corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707227 Hello <BR> <BR> Seems like ages since I've been here. what with the OH getting up earlier and us going for walks I don't seem to have as much time as I did. The walks have continued and we have a made a couple of longer ones too. <BR> <BR> Work has been busy but we are reaching a point where it is more manageable now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday the food pushers got the better of me and I had 2 (i know) raspberry doughnuts, a chocolate cookie and an oreo bisuit which might explain why I was HYPER... Sat, 31 May 2014 03:04:35 EST A Little Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704874 It's not technically mine but I am claiming part of it as my own and I hope that's OK. <BR> <BR> Yesterday whilst I was at work, the OH felt hemmed in by the house. <BR> <BR> So he went for a walk down to the park. <BR> <BR> Doesn't seem like much of a victory right? <BR> <BR> What if I tell you it's the first time he's been out of the house on his own (not with me or my dad etc) in at least 2 years. <BR> <BR> I'm so proud and excited for him. I would sing from the roof tops if I could. ... Wed, 28 May 2014 02:34:42 EST Getting back to it is fun - and hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704027 I've done an interval walk video workout this morning and I am a sweaty mess. <BR> <BR> There was a point at the start of the year when I wasn't checking to see if I was half way through - and I am back to checking at the moment. <BR> <BR> But that's ok - after a week of bad eating and such it's to be expected. <BR> <BR> Decided to go into work feeling positive and if the s**t hits the fan which I am sure it will, I will deal with calmly and with a smile. <BR> <BR> I've set myself a littl... Tue, 27 May 2014 03:03:48 EST Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703226 A friend of mine just found out that her stepson has been binning his homework from school and lying that he didn't get any. <BR> <BR> There's failings all round - the teachers for not chasing it, my friend and her husband for not checking in with him (he doesn't live with them), the parents he does live with for not checking in with him. <BR> <BR> They are putting measures in place to deal with the issues. <BR> <BR> But my friend told him he has to take responsibility for not trying and ... Mon, 26 May 2014 03:16:35 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698067 and it's only day 3 of 7 at work. <BR> <BR> This getting up early to walk the dog, then walking the OH (only joking) and trying to fit in a video and getting to work on time is quite tiring. <BR> <BR> But it'll be ok - I'll either get used to it or give it a week and knock the dog walking off. Dad's looking much better today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day until we had pizza for dinner. But hey ho I accept that sometimes I slip. <BR> <BR> Anyway not much to tell you and must get on. ... Mon, 19 May 2014 02:54:25 EST Sunday Morning Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697410 Well, I have been and walked the dog with my dad, and we talked about my work and such. <BR> <BR> We don't walk quickly - I would walk faster on my own but that's not the point. He's looking much better today. <BR> <BR> The OH has gone out this morning so we didn't get our walk in but maybe tonight but if not definitely tomorrow. I'm tired and it's only 20 past 8 and I have a full day of work ahead of me. <BR> <BR> I didn't get the 10 minute workout in yesterday - there just wasn't time. ... Sun, 18 May 2014 03:19:17 EST Sunny Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696757 Yesterday the OH and I went for another walked. I measured and its 0.79 miles in total and he is feeling better for it even after 2 days. <BR> <BR> I rang my parents and my mum said my dad had a nosebleed that had lasted several hours. So we got changed and went over in case I needed to take him to the hospital. <BR> <BR> While we waited to see if it would stop the OH was full of energy so cut their lawns for them and I weeded their front garden - we're both wanting to do active things - it... Sat, 17 May 2014 01:52:41 EST It's the little things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696094 The OH and I have been talking a lot - well we always talk a lot but about the changes we decided on a month of so ago. <BR> <BR> He had a serious panic attack that lasted about 3 days and which he though meant problems with his heart. We got him checked by a doctor and he was fine (they checked his blood sugar too and that was normal which was really exciting as he was diagnosed diabetic but that's a different story) <BR> <BR> We talked after the panic attack about how we didn't want thing... Fri, 16 May 2014 02:49:51 EST Better days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694590 Yesterday was still busy. <BR> <BR> We were talking to customers most of the day and none of my work got done. But that's not my problem. I am trying not to worry and I am working the rest of the team into the same way of thinking! <BR> <BR> It was tiring but I felt better when I got home. <BR> <BR> I remembered to dig an umbrella out of the cupboard before I left and only needed it on the way back from my walk to the supermarket (after I had shaken it to make sure there were no spiders). ... Wed, 14 May 2014 02:13:40 EST Stressy Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693859 I forgot to take my coat to work in the end - so I took the car to buy lunch - I did buy salad and a couple of slices of ham which was tasty. No cupcake. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was manic at work - the phones were busy so I got none of my work done. Annoyed customers, busy lines, stressed colleagues meant chocolate at 3pm. I could have cried by the time I finished it was that bad yesterday - probably because we weren't expecting it. <BR> <BR> We got take out last night - I couldn't bear the tho... Tue, 13 May 2014 02:14:08 EST Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693021 And I'm getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind comments on my last blog. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't work out over the weekend - well I started yesterday morning and the OH got up after 2 minutes. <BR> <BR> Saturday I had vegetable soup for lunch (tinned since my freezer didn't want me to find the broccoli soup that's frozen) and then dinner wasn't so good - ham cheese and tomato toasties <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went to Costa for coffee - well I had a hot chocolate ... Mon, 12 May 2014 01:56:04 EST Comfort eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691680 Yesterday we had a bad day at work <BR> <BR> We're already behind on our work and now we have to do the day to day stuff and catch up on the behind stuff too. <BR> <BR> We've each been given a team to work with and I have been given 2 because I will be working with a lady who is finding the new job hard and she isn't being productive (I hate the idea of being measured for productivity but that's the world we live in and a whole different blog post) <BR> <BR> I came out of the meeting total... Sat, 10 May 2014 03:11:05 EST Friday - a little non scale victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690992 It's Friday and I am so glad <BR> <BR> I'm a morning person - I've always been a morning person - but this week has been hard. <BR> <BR> As expected I have put 2.69lbs on. It could have been much worse <BR> <BR> Yesterday I took the car to the supermarket - it was raining - but I did go round the supermarket at speed because I needed to get the car back into it's space! <BR> <BR> The OH had decided to make dinner last night and was cooking when I got in - burgers and chips - he did a good... Fri, 9 May 2014 01:29:30 EST Feeling Better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690209 I'm still tired but better than yesterday <BR> <BR> I went for a walk at lunch time - it was a stroll not a walk as such and I didn't go far because it looked like rain and I didn't have either coat or umbrella. <BR> <BR> My eating is a bit off this week so I fully expect to have put weight on tomorrow (same old on off 5lbs!) <BR> <BR> Todays work out was 37 minutes of metabolic conditioning - as the one on the schedule needed a step which I don't have I swapped it for a similar workout wi... Thu, 8 May 2014 01:53:39 EST Not feeling it today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689419 Today I got up early to exercise. <BR> <BR> I feel all puffy and bloated - probably the bread I had with dinner ( i had chicken and tomato sandwiches) and the crisps and dip I had. I was reasonably sensible and put the crisps and dip away before I had eaten it all. I didn't drink enough water either yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today's workout should have been stretch relax and restore but I haven't been able to get myself going. I have lunch made up already for today so I will go for a walk befor... Wed, 7 May 2014 01:27:54 EST Tuesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688576 Morning All! <BR> <BR> We've had a really relaxing three day weekend here. <BR> <BR> I'll be honest - I ate far too much on Saturday and yesterday the OH got up before me so I didn't do my workout video. That's 2 I've missed and it's only the 6th of May! <BR> <BR> Sunday I cooked pasta - but I put in 2 handfuls for me and no more. I had it with broccoli spinach sweetcorn tomatoes onion and a quarter of a tin of tuna and some garlic and herb cream cheese. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I roasted some... Tue, 6 May 2014 01:12:14 EST Superset Sculpt Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686195 Today in the schedule was Superset Sculpt <BR> <BR> 40 mins of strength training that made my heart race too. It took me over the 3000 fitness minutes marker - I had planned that for the end of April but hey ho <BR> <BR> I'm a sweaty mess and my arms and legs are shaking <BR> <BR> But it feels good. <BR> <BR> The challenge for the weekend is to stay on track! <BR> <BR> Right off for breakfast and water <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! <BR> <BR> PS: they had an advert for a gym on the wa... Sat, 3 May 2014 04:17:20 EST That Friday Feeling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685437 Today I feel great <BR> <BR> I did day 2 of the challenge - power nterval walk - I've done that video before but it always leaves me a sweaty mess. <BR> <BR> Sadly after I posted yesterday the OH got up and there was no chance to do the workout - So I need to catch it up <BR> <BR> The weather was so bad I also didn't get my lunchtime walk - rain and no coat or umbrella meant I took the car! <BR> <BR> I weighed in this morning and my weight has dropped by 4.88 lbs this week - which seems ... Fri, 2 May 2014 03:19:37 EST May 1st - Little Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684538 I've been working lates since Monday <BR> <BR> So I have been eating a biggish late breakfast at10 ish (one day it was scrambled eggs with tomatoes, an oinion some spinach and 2 slices of bacon thrown in and 2 slices of toast - talk about filling!) and then salad and something meaty for lunch about 3 (there's been beef sandwich meat from the deli and chicken wings). I've eaten lightly in the evening - either some malt loaf or toast if I'm hungry. <BR> <BR> I've not had any pasta or pizza o... Thu, 1 May 2014 03:40:43 EST Cat Food as motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682876 I've not done any exercise over the last few day. <BR> <BR> Excuses have abounded - a late night, a bad night's sleep the OH getting up early. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's water drinking was dreadful <BR> <BR> So this morning I got up with the plan to exercise. <BR> <BR> The site I use for videos has a new challenge for May which I am going to do. <BR> <BR> But I couldn't decided which video to do today and procrastination threatened <BR> <BR> And then I fed the cat - we've run out of her good... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:49:26 EST My Inner Biscuit Demon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679925 Yesterday at 3pm my inner biscuit demon woke up. <BR> <BR> Someone added a beautiful box of shortbread to the pile of junk food in the middle of our desk (the junk food I have ignored for 2 weeks I might add) <BR> <BR> It was fine whilst the box was closed....and then someone opened it. <BR> <BR> I'd had my lunch and the Biscuit Demon started: <BR> <BR> BiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscu<BR>itBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitB<BR>iscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBiscuitBisc<BR>uitBiscui... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:48:55 EST Thursday - HIIT and Core http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679146 So this morning I did the HIIT and Core work out. <BR> <BR> High intensity intervals with core exercises between. My Abs say Hi again this morning. <BR> <BR> I had to march through 2 of the HIIT exercises and half way through one of the core exercises because my knee had a moment, but I still kept moving! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a bad food day although I ate plenty of fruit. My lunch got put back by about 2 hours at work and by the time I went to the supermarket battered chicken and wedges... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:46:55 EST Mid Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678370 Well after gorging myself on easter eggs (yes I know!) over easter, today I decided to get back on track. <BR> <BR> New rules say no spark till exercise is done (less procrastinating that way). So 30 Minute Cardio Sculpt done - and my legs abs and arms say hi! <BR> <BR> In the interest of less procrastination I am going to follow the 'Class Schedule' on the workout site I like - they post a weeks worth of videos to follow and unless it really is too much and I swap one out I don't have to t... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:52:25 EST How Not to Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673246 Tired and it's all my own fault. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back into my hobbies - other than reading which I never got out of. <BR> <BR> I stayed up late last night trying to finish an owl I decided to make (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/o<BR>wl-key-chain-pattern). <BR> <BR> It should have been easy. It should have been straight forward. But I took three attempts with the first side because I managed to have too few stitches twice in a row and had to take it apart twice. <BR> ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:20:19 EST Sunny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672490 It's been a lovely sunny couple of days and it's amazing what a difference it makes to everybody. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I walked to the supermarket to but some lunch -a bowl salad and yesterday was serrano ham which was on offer. I didn't realise I'd bought quite as much as I had and I ended up eating it all. But never mind. We live and learn. <BR> <BR> Work went well yesterday although I sat quite a lot and was really stiff when I got home. <BR> <BR> Last night I... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:01:56 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671671 The OH and I had a chat the other day. He had a bit of a scare - his anxiety has been playing up and it's been making his heart race but he didn't realise it was his anxiety and thought it was something more serious. I told him all my health paranoia and he told me his. <BR> <BR> I took him to the doctors and they checked his blood sugar (he's type 2 diabetic but hasn't been to the doctor in ages - just watching what he eats a bit and putting tumeric in his tea), and it was normal <em>30</... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:58:05 EST Challenging Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660493 I've just set myself a little challenge <BR> <BR> Nothing Major. Nothing too difficult. <BR> <BR> Currently I weight 274 pounds. <BR> <BR> I had lost nearly 10 pounds at one point and I'm back to having lost 3 <BR> <BR> But the challenge isn't to lose the 10. <BR> <BR> Nope. <BR> <BR> It's to lose 5 <BR> <BR> To be 269 <BR> <BR> By April 21st. 20 days from now <BR> <BR> It's just over 1.5 pounds a week for three weeks. <BR> <BR> Let's go!! <BR> <BR> edited to add: 29 minute power... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:40:57 EST Monday Morning - Positives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660487 Well - Thursday went well. Oh it was busy <BR> <BR> But it was OK. <BR> <BR> When I went in I said to my team: Today is going to be a good day <BR> <BR> And the guy opposite me said: Yep - today I am not giving a ****. I'll just do what they need us to do. <BR> <BR> So we sat there on the phone. I took to drawing little smiley faces on post-it notes and sticking them to my screen. Every time he issued a sigh or a grumble I said - 'i thought you weren't giving a **** today? and he would ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:02:06 EST Thoughts - cast out your demons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657492 I know - two for one blog entries but I just read something that made me think. <BR> <BR> It's one of the featured blogs on spark called It Can All Be In How You View It, Can't It? by JohnTJ1. <BR> <BR> In it, he discusses how we go with the flow and feel the same way as every one else because we think we should and how we believe stress is inevitable. <BR> <BR> I've just had a light-bulb moment when I realise I have been picking up every one else's negativity at work with the busy - ness.... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:01:38 EST Today is a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657483 I'm not sure if its going to be. <BR> <BR> But this is what greeted me this morning when I logged into spark. <BR> <BR> I was saying this to my work colleagues yesterday. <BR> <BR> But <BR> <BR> Work has gotten horrendously busy. I work in a compliance team in a call centre and our work has fallen by the wayside as we answer customer calls and help out the other support teams. They're asking for overtime to help out. But our work comes last in the overtime stakes so I did a 10 hr day yes... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:16:23 EST Oh Knees I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654339 Today the intention was to walk - it was sunny when I got up but the OH was going out early so I helped him get ready <BR> <BR> By the time he had gone, the sky had clouded over and there were little bits of rain (boo hiss) <BR> <BR> After wandering round spark for 20 mins I decided it was exercise time but I only had 20 mins left. <BR> <BR> So I found a 20 minute video to try - I whizzed it though to see if it was doable and then I started it properly. A lot of it appears to be lunges and... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:46:09 EST Get out there and move!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653675 I went to see the nurse on Thursday and she reckons I have put on 3 kilos since October. I have and I haven't. I'm bouncing between 269 pounds and 273 but her scales always seem higher than mine! She offered me a leaflet for slimming world. <BR> <BR> But I want to show her I don't need that. I can do this. <BR> <BR> This morning I made a conscious decision to get up and move for the first time in a while. <BR> <BR> I got dressed complete with slightly manky joggers which I wore all day ye... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:50:46 EST The morning after the night before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650447 And I am up and running. <BR> <BR> We had fun yesterday - we drank too much, we danced too much, we had a really good thai meal. <BR> <BR> I even drank half a pint of Guinness - first last and only time I might add. <BR> <BR> We had a good day just my sister and I, and my mum and dad. <BR> <BR> The alarm went off early with the intention of me exercising but I've not gotten going. I'm not hung over as I have drank shed-loads of water overnight - usually a 'hangover' for me is tiredness an... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:25:31 EST 17th March - Taking one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649610 As much as you're all probably bored of hearing it - I'm still not back on track. <BR> <BR> Today I found that my favorite exercise vid person has done a 4 week workout schedule for apple pear etc shaped people. Given that all my weight is in my belly I've decided to go with the apple. <BR> <BR> I know it's fickle but I am no good at keeping myself going - well I am I just haven't been over the last month and a half, so having a schedule you have to check in for helps. <BR> <BR> I've had ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:56:24 EST It's Friday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641813 And we have a busy weekend ahead of us. <BR> <BR> Board games and takeaway with the parents tonight, dinner tomorrow for the nephews birthday and his party on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I'm still making his present at the moment (yes I'm a last minute kinda girl!) I only have legs, horns and the stuffing to add - oh and the really big smiley face!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an ok day. My food choices were a bit hit and miss and I didn't drink enough water. But i did some exercise and I feel better fo... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 02:31:33 EST What's getting me moving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640958 Do you know, despite the plan I haven't got moving yet in March. <BR> <BR> I've just not got going. <BR> <BR> But this morning I'm on an early shift and I've gotten up early. The intention is to MOVE. <BR> <BR> Reason being - the last 4 and a half weeks I have spent at my desk. New job and all <BR> <BR> But the night before last I woke up in the night with back pain <BR> <BR> All day yesterday - back pain <BR> <BR> I went to bed last night with a hot water bottle on my back to ease th... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 01:19:15 EST 1st March - Positive Thinking All The Way!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636908 Well hello! <BR> <BR> It's been a while - I'll be honest - feb seemed like such as wash out that I have barely been here. I even forgot to weigh myself on Friday - first time in about 3 years! <BR> <BR> February has been really hard with new job and the weather and the weird little battles over the garage roof. I've had no motivation and its got to the point where I'm not even filling my water bottle any more....I know! <BR> <BR> But Monday is the start of the new month - I say that becaus... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:49:44 EST