RITIKADHAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RITIKADHAR RITIKADHAR'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/ Discovering yourself through gym class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087709 This has been my first week in gym class and i am discovering muscles i didnt even know existed. Its fun and i am glad to say that i am loving it. <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:25:51 EST Am disappointed that i havent made significant progress since June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025802 I am a bit disappointed that after the first 30 pounds my wieght seems to have stagnated. Problem is i know that i am not giving it my all. I know i need to increase my work out, avoid bingeing for a couple of days till i break the plateau, but i am not doing it...have gotten too involved celebrating my inital success i guess...:(...(thats where all the chocolates were coming in...my reward for success....guess i chose the wrong kind of reward) <BR> Well, but as we always do, picking myself u... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:33:06 EST My commitment diary - breakup and moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002815 Breaking up with all things chocolate. I love chocolate and thats a BIG understatement. But the fact that I binge on it ,may be, is being disrespectful to the delicate flavors and the wonderful warm feeling that it provides. <BR> Today, Monday August 6th 2012, i make a promise to myself and to chocolate that i will not abuse it. <BR> It will be tough , but i will give it my best shot. <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 01:12:45 EST just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992926 Good morning all. Just checking in today, i think after a long while. Have been visiting SP over the past couple of months but not really as much as i would like. In the past couple of months have worked on a diet that finally seems to have worked for me. After receiving a rude shock at my brothers wedding where everyone assumed i am due for our second child because of the extra 60 pounds i was carrying i just decided it was time to take charge and hold myself accountable for my health and ho... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:45:37 EST I want to stay focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858994 After losing the first 20 pounds, the euphoria and the excitement has hit me but so have the hunger pangs and cravings. I am very scared, after 5 years i am finally on a plan thats working for me and i dont want to give up. I am writing this blog as a little prayer - please God, give me the strength to carry on and to resist temptations, which may lead to instant gratification but always misery in the long run. Please be with me, and help me make the right choices for my health. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:02:07 EST Will I ? wont I ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692613 Truth be known - I tried..... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 03:37:23 EST Snacked too much today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686221 EEEW...all i did today was Snack snack snack....need to get over the stress eating.... <em>134</em> ...but the good thing is have been active.....tommorow will be a better day.... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:52:22 EST Goal for Next 5 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683458 Setting a goal to lose 1 Kg at every weigh in starting today, till February 25th. <BR> 01/16 - 95 <em>248</em> <BR> 01/23 - 94 - 94.8 (will keep trying) <BR> 01/30 - 93 - 94 (Better late than never - i guess) <BR> 02/06 - 92 <BR> 02/13 - 91 <BR> 02/20 - 90 <BR> 02 27 - 89 <BR> <em>134</em> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 02:49:10 EST Clean for 2 days:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675542 Low wheat diet for 2 days in a row, with excercise to boot. I am happppeeee <em>334</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:20:11 EST 2012 is going to be the year.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650289 Something tells me its going to be 2012, when the world will end???? oh no...the year when i will have the patience and the persistance to meet my wieght loss goals:) All the best to everyone out there who are trying to change their lives...trust me 2012 is the year - Lets start strong!! <em>306</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 02:41:47 EST To Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602109 Dearest Papa, <BR> You know i miss not having you around most days if not every single day since we lost you. <BR> I miss my best friend, I miss your unusual perspective, I miss your guidance, I miss our evening walks together when we used to ponder on life and on the pertinent questions it throws up when one is a teenager, I miss your sense of humour, I miss your smile, I miss sharing in your immense knowledge about the world - about religion,history, scinece,literature and ofcourse law- I ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 02:46:08 EST A promise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598519 I promise that I will not cheat myself <BR> I promise that I will keep all my promises to myself <BR> I promise i wont carry the burden of the past <BR> I promise i will not identify myself with only the sadest events in my life <BR> I promise i will live till the day i die. <BR> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:34:01 EST Privelege http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585018 I had volunteered to conduct a life skills class for under-priveleged children in a distant part of town. Was such a delight - these are children who have mothers who work as cleaners and domestic help and usually have abusive fathers or fathers who have abondoned their families....so much zest for life, such desire to compete and to win and such varied dreams...I was stunned.....they seem to have squeezed out every drop of joy that life had to offfer ....i had my 6 gurls who named their grou... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:53:10 EST Challenging myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583123 Back again to challenge myself - this time ready to make a change in approach - moving one small step at a time - I want to challenge myself for the next one month - from 11/15 to 12/15th to workout every single day & check in everyday:) <BR> <BR> <em>339</em> 11/15 - <em>248</em> <BR> <em>339</em> 11/16 - <em>248</em> <BR> <em>339</em> 11/17 - <em>248</em> <BR> <em>339</em> 11/18 - <em>248</em> - 4 days done, though I wish i had more water yesterday....:( <BR> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:40:44 EST Liposuction? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4024318 Went for my routine check with the doc yesterday and was talking about the new commitment I have to fitness. One of the complaints I had was pain in my legs , since i started working out, day in and day out, I have pain in my calves and its unbearable at times.....to the extent that I have to take medication.....which I hate......so wanted to figure out if my wt loss could be speeded up , (I thought a lighter me, would mean lesser pain while running) by managing my thyroid levels better....I ... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 02:52:27 EST I want to live in the here and now!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3961655 I have been a on the heavier side all my life. BMi hovered between 24-27. Through childhood, teenage and adult life managing my wt has been a challenge. Today after a child and hypothyroidism, the challenge just doesnt seem to go away.....or become any easier..... <BR> As i struggle with weight loss and health challenges, i realised that the biggest thing that has been holding me back is the baggage of my past, i feared because of my past experiences, I feared failure because i failed in the ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:43:52 EST Just started and hitting a plateau..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3940334 I am just starting out on my journey with SP and my scale is stuck after losing a KG a week the first 2 weeks am feeling a little disappointed <em>39</em> . <BR> <BR> but have been pushing myself bcoz what can be worse than not reaching your goal??? <BR> <BR> ...... is not even trying...... so what the heck! Decided to work out and eat sensibly, and just hang in there, th e damn scale has to move <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:41:41 EST