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/ Weighing in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801224 Today I weighed in. I wasn't sure where I was last week as the scales gave me two figures which were 3 pounds apart. <BR> <BR> The holiday has taken it's toll. <BR> <BR> I weigh 278 pounds exactly this morning. My highest EVER. <BR> <BR> But that's ok. I knew it. I could feel it round my chin. <BR> <BR> Today is reset day. Getting back into the swing of things day. <BR> <BR> Going for walk and going shopping to buy healthy food. No more biscuits! I'm going to make up a load of meals for... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:13:04 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800662 We've been away to the seaside for a few days. <BR> <BR> It was lovely. Relaxing (eventually - took us a couple of days to wind down) and slow although the week flew by. We ate what we wanted and did what we wanted. We sat by the sea watching the waves and reflecting on the last year. <BR> <BR> The conclusions that we came to were: <BR> <BR> OH wants to stop smoking. He has cut down hugely and is now trying to stop. He works on the basis that he will stop but is trying to smoke as few as p... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:39:34 EST Rain Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794993 Rain stopped play yesterday. <BR> <BR> I didn't get time to make up lunch and at lunch time when I was going to walk to the supermarket it rained. Not the it'll be ok under an umbrella sort of rain but the I'm beating down on everything you're getting soaked rain. <BR> <BR> So no exercise yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today's plan is do some exercise and drink water which has been a bit lacking lately! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 01:13:00 EST I really need to get up earlier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794416 I have a bad habit of wandering round spark and all my exercise time goes. I've been sticking to my little do one thing plan. So far its mainly been exercise videos or a walk to the supermarket at lunch time. Today I am going to make up my lunch, take my trainers into work and go for a longer walk on my lunch break. <BR> <BR> Although it does look like it might rain - Oh well I'll just have to take my umbrella too! <BR> <BR> Foodwise yesterday wasn't so good. I had quite a lot of bread and ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 02:28:54 EST Nothing gained nothing lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793145 Nothing gained and nothing lost this week, my weight has stayed the same <BR> <BR> But that's good <BR> <BR> Because what i have gained is a better understanding of what motivates me. <BR> <BR> I am learning the art of one little thing each day. I don't get it right every day but that's ok <BR> <BR> There was a job at work I was being pushed towards, and I realised I didn't want it but it's made me realise what I do want. <BR> <BR> Much learned this week <BR> <BR> Onwards my friends, ... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 02:26:50 EST Do One Thing - Thinking Small http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791462 The OH and I had a conversation last night. <BR> <BR> He's had to make a series of changes for health reasons and he's doing really well. He's been focusing on cutting down smoking and coffee etc (stimulants) and told me last night he is thinking of trying to stop smoking all together. <BR> <BR> I told him I was very impressed as I am struggling to stick to anything. Weight has always been a difficult thing to talk to him about as he thinks I should be happy as I am. But he asked what I mea... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 02:54:22 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790834 Exercise wise yesterday went well - I did the video i walked to the supermarket at lunch time <BR> <BR> Food wise wasn't so good - we're back to bieng busy and manning the phones at work (not my primary job but when there are customers waiting it's all hands on deck) <BR> <BR> I ended up buyng some chocolate and then have salad, chicken and two big bread rolls for lunch. I even bought a little desert thing - tasty but not so good. My whole team seem to be overeating at the moment which I t... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 02:42:29 EST Not starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790109 Today I decided to do some exercise. <BR> <BR> I have been saying to myself for the last six months that i would 'Start Over' and it hasn't happened. <BR> <BR> I've beaten myself up over eating the wrong things and not exercising. <BR> <BR> But I have done todays video work out which is total body strength training for 28 minutes. And I am going to try and drink plenty of water and such. I'm not starting over or getting back to it. But today I am trying to use my healthy habits <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:44:04 EST Thoughts and Realisations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788479 Another week has gone by where everything has got on top of me. But I realised something. <BR> <BR> The last 8 months have knocked my confidence. <BR> <BR> I'm back to thinking I can't. <BR> <BR> I have the chance to try for a new job and I realised today I don't feel like it's worth it becuse I won't get it. <BR> My friends want me to visit and I won't because I'm embarrassed to be at myhighest weight. <BR> It feels like it's all about what I can't do not what I can. <BR> I've eaten too m... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:41:24 EST How was your Monday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785178 Mine was ok - some successes some could do betters. Finally got rid of the work monkeys that had been hanging over me but need to catch up because now I'm behind! <BR> <BR> Successes from yesterday <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> 12 minute video done <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> Someone offered to drive me to and from the supermarket at lunch time - I got them to drop me where they were going and walked back to the supermarket from there and then back to work <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> I didn't bu... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:21:45 EST Back to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784439 Well the bathroom is fixed and work is less stressful <BR> <BR> I'm on a week of earlies so I have time to exercise. <BR> <BR> I've not eaten well this week but better than I could have, and so there has been a slight increase in my weight this week. But that's ok. <BR> <BR> I'm getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Plan is 10 minutes minimum of intentional exercise, plenty of water and no tuck shop! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> edited to add - 12 minute power walk video done - I a... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:16:37 EST This week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781360 This week isn't going so well. I weighed in on Monday and found I had put a tiny bit on. We found out Sunday that the bathroom floor is rotten and needs replacing. That prompted a call to the landlord. <BR> <BR> They're replacing it Saturday but we can't use it in the mean time which means going to my mum's each day for showers. I could say that it's eating into y exercise time but the last few days I just haven't got going. <BR> <BR> I'm back to waking up at 4.30 with too much running thro... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:28:44 EST Two weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778926 Two weeks into the new plan and the exercise is doing ok - I've walked more than done my exercise videos but that's ok. <BR> <BR> I've deftly avoided the tuck shop at work for two whole weeks!! And I've been eating porridge for breakfast and salad for lunch most days. <BR> <BR> The water drinking is definitely the weak spot at the moment. Usually I drink enough at work and not much at home. I'm drinking more than I was but it's not consistent. <BR> <BR> I've challenged myself to see if I c... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:12:32 EST It doesn't matter what you do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776265 I just realised something. <BR> <BR> I got up later today than I meant to and I was trying to figure out how to fit in the half hour exercise video that's on the rotation for today, and going for a walk with the OH (it's about half an hour) which he asked for last night. <BR> <BR> And then it hit me. Whilst it would have been nice to do both, as long as I do at least one of the two I still get my exercise for today. AND I get to spend some nice walking time with the OH. The rotation won't ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 03:01:52 EST 1 pound down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775550 after one week of getting back to it I have lost one pound. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to exercise more which is working and drink more water which is a bit hit and miss still. <BR> <BR> My food still isn't anywhere near right but this is about baby steps and getting back into the good habits. And knowing me I have to build them up slowly. Food wise, I do eat more veggies these days than I ever used to but it's not every day. <BR> <BR> I'll get there slowly but surely - still no tuck sho... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 02:26:15 EST The Grumps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774939 Yesterday at work the grumps hit. <BR> <BR> In the morning I spent too long on here. I ended up rushing about. But I still made breakfast which I ate at work) and salad for lunch which was tasty! <BR> <BR> I got more and more grumpy as the day wore on. People were being annoying and I didn't get any of my work done because the phones were busy (perils of working in a call centre I guess). <BR> <BR> I was not good company and I knew it. And I couldn't change it. <BR> <BR> By 3pm I hit the ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 03:01:53 EST Little Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772356 I'm just now getting back to everything. August and July disappeared in a nasty whirl of stress and anxiety (lets not go there) <BR> <BR> September isn't going to be like that. <BR> <BR> The plan is to do 10 mins of exercise each day and to drink plenty of water. <BR> <BR> That's it - nothing fancy or complicated. (I'm also trying not to buy things from the tuck shop but that's another story). I feel less stressed when I exercise and drink properly. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's 10 minutes disap... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:13:46 EST 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