RINNY9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RINNY9 RINNY9'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/ Reason for being away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4643381 I have been away from spark people for a little while and wanted to explain why and also ask for help from some of you who know me and want to help. My best friends (basically my family) had a beautiful baby boy, however after 9 shorts days with us he passed away unexpectedly. It completely shocked us and tore our hearts, it also threw our lives upside down. It has been hard and things are slowly getting easier, however we are now on a mission to raise money to help newborn babies so others m... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:30:12 EST 21 weeks and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930362 Hello all, <BR> <BR> those of you who know me will be aware that i'm currently in training for my blackbelt in kickboxing. I have found out today that the next date in the diary to hold a blackbelt grading is 12th June 2011, which is exactly 21 weeks, so im officially in the countdown mode to keep me in track and my eye on the prize!!! It seems like a long time away, but I know how fast time can dissapear sometimes and how you can think 'oh I will do it tomorrow'! <BR> <BR> So I need to sta... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:01:55 EST Back on a mission - sorry for the absence!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3825547 Well I have realised how rubbish I have been recently, I haven't really posted or done anything on spark - so I apologise for being so rubbish!!! <BR> <BR> So I have been working extra hard recently, I joined a new gym and got a personal trainer. Through the personal trainer I have been following some new plans and at my last weigh in I was down from 80kg to 74.9kg!!! I am very pleased and hoping to keep dropping the weight! I have not only been following different eating plans, but I have i... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 14:36:36 EST My new cat Mia!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3152681 I would like to introduce you all to my new cat Mia, she is the one I have been talking about on the boards that I have rescued: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711688786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She is so lovely and having lots of fun exploring and getting cuddles and scritches!!! Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:30:35 EST Busy busy busy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2718818 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I figured it was about time I wrote a blog and got up to speed! Well, the weather and temperature over here is the worst for years and my flat has rubbish heating, so it is pretty cold - need to have a little portable blow heater on all the time in order to keep warm! School is just as bad, our department has no heat at all and we only have a few year groups in at school at the moment, so it's pretty crazy. <BR> <BR> Exercise and weight loss has been low too, as it's be... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:01:35 EST Birmingham Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2470199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/6/b961829786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a picture of myself and my team mate Adam with our medals on after we completed the Birmingham Half Marathon in our full sparring gear! I am too shattered to write anymore!!! Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:37:28 EST Auntie Tina!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2432851 I have spent the majority of the weekend at my brother's house meeting and getting to know my new little niece! She is precious and so tiny, it is amazing and I love her so much already! She is already demanding my time, ive almost spent the whole of this weekend there and I need to be there on Wednesday for a religious birth ritual! She has definately got her grandparents wrapped around her little finger and I have NEVER seen my brother so excited and caring! As a result exercise and eating ... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:14:29 EST Hamster Issues!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2367717 I've just had to go running around trying to find another hamster cage! The 2 winter whites, Nikki and Kia, get a little scuffly sometimes, but then at other times they are fine with each other. Well not today, a friend came around and we had played with them a little, then as we were sitting watching them in the cage, Kia attacked Nikki, it was a big fight and when I took Nikki out, she was bleeding a little, so I figured thats it! I had to put Kia in a little den space (usually an attacheme... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:51:26 EST Tag test results!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2307031 Wooooo, I got my kickboxing tag test results today and I passed!!! I am now blue stripe 2nd tag! I had the test last Friday and I really worked hard and pushed myself to get my 1 step jumping spinning kicks as good as possible - well I got better marks than I did last month when it was normal jumping spinning kicks, the 1 step are meant to be harder, so im happy! The next one is a big test as I will be aiming to move up a belt to purple, so it will be a longer test, but my main focus is a new... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:15:50 EST Dedication brings rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2303803 I have realised that I have a certain amount of dedication to exercise and good eating, but that dedication tends to drop on the weekends when the other half comes to visit. Well no more!!! I will fit my exercise in and if he has to sit and watch or entertain himself, so be it! I must not give in, its part of my life and I will not sacrifice it!!! <BR> <BR> Dedication brings rewards - my reward will be a fitter healthier (and hopefully slimmer) ME!!! <BR> <em>216</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:58:50 EST Starting fresh, but please help by giving me a butt kicking!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2284033 Ok, so a few of you probably know that I went AWOL for a little while, didn't really post and got myself a little down in the dumps. I have also let myself go a bit, eating bad, lacking motivation to exercise (although I still went to some kickboxing) as a result I have put on weight rather than losing! <BR> <BR> Well enough is enough, im not having it! I am trying to get back into gear, have spent some time getting in touch with people on sp again and allowing myself back onto the boards so... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 16:26:33 EST Purple Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2280717 Ok, so a few of you have been asking for pictures of my puple hair, here they are: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/8/b980968657.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/0/b501644364.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/8/b381568613.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/3/b137794223.jpg"> <BR> Ok, so the pics don't do it proper justice, basically I had some dye left in my bottle of red and a bit more left in my bottle of... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 15:36:57 EST More new additions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2272300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/3/b435833213.jpg"> <BR> Above is my new little baby Alex and below is Jake, they joined my family today!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/9/b693992288.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:51:49 EST New Additions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2260465 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/5/b755101527.jpg"> <BR> This is Nikki and below is Kia, they joined my family on 25th July 2009 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/9/b79564485.jpg"> <BR> They already make me smile and I have only had them a day!!! Sun, 26 Jul 2009 12:15:13 EST RIP Eric http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2239363 Today my darling hamster Eric passed away. <BR> <BR> I know it seems silly, but he was my first pet and I loved him so much. He was my family, I live alone and he was the bright eyed, furry friend who was happy to see me when I got home. He knew when I was sad or upset and would do cute things to make me smile or just sit there looking cute. He was 2 1/2 years old, so a bit of an OAP for hamsters, but he will be sorely missed. <BR> <BR> Rest In Peace Eric Sat, 18 Jul 2009 15:01:11 EST H1N1 Swine Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2154571 Ok, so some of you already know, for others this will be news to you. I have recently had the swine flu, which is why i've been off sick and at home. It's a bit of a shock to the system, as its all over the news and people have been very seriously ill. I have had a mild form of it, so I am ok, felt generally unwell but nothing too bad. <BR> <BR> I have been off work for a week already and am still off until next week, have been stuck in my flat unable to do much at all, one of the big things... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 06:31:30 EST Lady on a mission!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1984270 I think I have become a lady on a mission! <BR> <BR> On Thursday I walked 5 miles to get home after dropping my car off for MOT - it was during this that I finally started to feel that my knee is getting better and im back in action. So on Friday I went to explore a local country park and ended up walking another 4-5 miles ish and was still feeling fab! I then proceeded to go to kickboxing that evening and stay for both classes (2hrs) which I pretty much joined in fully (including the joggin... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 16:12:29 EST What a feeling!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1978133 Wow, thats all I can say right now!!! I feel amazing today, I dropped my car off this morning to have its MOT done, then decided to take a walk into town to the main bus stops, I ended up drifting a little to see if some shops were open (as it was still only 8:45am ish) and decided that I would walk a little further as I could find a better place to get transport home, in the end I just walked the whole distance, approx 5 miles, back home, the weather has been miserable, but because it had (a... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:14:57 EST Knee and life update!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1825770 So, it has now been 1 week since my knee op and things are moving along, I can walk now unaided, although not properly, but I think I am getting there, however I am now off one of the painkillers and can feel the pain a little more. But enough of that, I still have another week off work and hopefully it will be a positive and strong week of recovery and getting back into better walking and potentially very very light exercise. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today I went into work to take my doctors note ... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:14:46 EST Knee Op http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1808776 Ok, so yesterday I had the long awaited knee operation, it seems to have gone ok, but only time will really tell. It is less swollen now and I am surviving on painkillers - just as long as I get to take them at the right time. Didn't really manage to sleep at all last night, which sucked, so I have been a little grumpy, but that should mean a really good sleep tonight! <BR> <BR> Hopefully I will get a chance to go out and sport my pretty crutches tomorrow, just so I don't go completely insan... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:18:50 EST Adding a new option to my fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1766125 I have always enjoyed taking part in sports and activities, but as you sometimes do as you grow up, I started to get embarrased doing certain individual activities in front of others. When I first saw a fitness video as a child, they were all about people in tight lycra and people showing off how amazing they were and how skinny and sculpted - so I never really liked them and avoided them, instead I would try to do exercises as home of my own, but that never works so well. <BR> <BR> Going to... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:23:05 EST New Year, New Start!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1646872 Well, 2009, can you believe that we are in the last year of the 'noughties'!!! Well this year see's the arrival of my 25th birthday in may, so even more incentive to push myself to work hard and lose the weight!!! <BR> <BR> Well I guess im quite lucky to start with, as I didnt appear to gain at all over the holiday period, but now the battle is on. Well this horrible sore throat that I have got is stopping me from eating badly (coz I can't eat much generally), but hopefully that will set me ... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 07:12:57 EST Sometimes I hate doctors!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1604972 I went to see the doctor today, have been doing so to help with my weight loss, it has been over a year since I first went to see the doctor and she basically told me that I need to exercise and change my diet (which I was already doing), I had blood tests and saw the nurse for diet advice. <BR> <BR> Last time I visited (approx 3 months ago) I saw a different doctor and she seemed really friendly, said she didnt know what to advise as I was already doing everything i needed to, but in order ... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:12:01 EST Referred back to surgeon!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1587245 New update with the whole knee situation! Well last time I updated you I was having issues with the physio and being in more pain then before I started physio, this was getting me down. Well I went to physio again and told him that basically I feel like nothing is happening with the physio and im fed up. He finally agreed and has referred me back to the surgeon to have me put back onto the waiting list for the operation. <BR> <BR> Im n ot really sure whether to be happy or sad, its obviously... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:54:32 EST Feeling low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1575678 Im stuck in a rut which I just can't seem to get out of. I feel so tired all the time, am trying hard to be good and work on weight loss, but don't feel successful. Its funny how a short time ago I was feeling so good and now suddenly its all gone. Whats happening? Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:22:35 EST 1 Year SP anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1567131 I have now been on SP for a year and I can't believe how great I feel compared to a year ago! The friends I have made are fantastic and the support you get is amazing! Although I tend to struggle with actual weight loss according to the scales, I have managed to do pretty well with measurement and feel so much better about myself - Go Spark Go!!! Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:44:28 EST sometimes things suck, what can I do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1536161 So turns out that things with my knee are going round in circles and I feel like its going backward rather than forwards. The physio that I am seeing has been making me do stretches that make my knee hurt and I can do less activity now than when I was originally injured, so im kinda deciding not to do them and I start to feel better- surely that shouldnt be right? <BR> <BR> So when talking to the physio about the problems he is giving me options, but is basing everything on 'the fact' that t... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:56:18 EST My world is turning upside down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1474003 Things have been going very well recently, with weight loss finally talking off, but I have had a bad weekend, the guy who lives in the flat downstairs is causing me havoc, blocking my car in and being drunken and aggressive, Im not sure what to do with that. Also my parents have decided that they do not approve of my sisters boyfriend (who is the nicest guy in the world!!!), they have told her they do not want anything to do with her, I disputed this with them and now they have told me not t... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:25:53 EST Back online!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1401095 Well i've not been online for a while, been having problems with my internet and to be honest have been really busy managing a kid's camp in what is meant to be my summer holidays!!! I have finally finished it, have got back into the swing of things and back online! <BR> <BR> However I am feeling good, have spent a little time chilling out and have had a little bit of a pamper and shopping spree, to help me get over the tiredness and being unwell, also made me smile when I realised that I wo... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:00:00 EST Things are finally looking up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1332148 What a fantastic mood im in, things are finally looking up!!! <BR> <BR> I have been getting a bit down at work due to a frustrating situation, but wooooo hooooooo, she has left now!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> On Friday I had a go on the rowing machines having a competition against the year 8s and the anoying student teacher, not only did I kick the silly girl's ass by over a whole second, but I also beat the current school record and am the new record holder!!! woooooooooooo!!!!! <BR> <BR> Finally, ... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 04:39:34 EST Finally got my pic online!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1325271 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!! <BR> <BR> I have finally managed to get my pic up and running, having failed miserably on previous attempts!!! <BR> <BR> Now I just need to get my other pics organised, watch this space!!! Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:04:47 EST