SAFFSTAR's SparkPeople Blog SAFFSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Knuckling Down! Well, I've been back on Spark now since New Year's Day and...for the first time in my life I seem to be sticking to a New Year's Resolution! I decided that I wanted to complete a Couch to 10K 'Learn to Run' program. I searched Google to find a plan and...lo and behold I was led straight back to Sparkpeople! Thanks for STLMary for sharing your plan <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I start week four of my training. Despite the fact that I'm not really enjoying it yet (and barely enduring... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:44:29 EST Ouchy! Hi All, <BR> <BR> My restart on Spark had a bit of a false start with regard to tracking (we're re-doing our kitchen, so my laptop's been gathering dust!) but all's been going ok. I've lost 2lbs, which I'm really happy with and had been enjoying the gym....until Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I woke up with a slight 'pull' in my right upper-thigh and by the time I got home from work the pain was getting bad and I couldn't bend to get my shoes off. After an awful night trying to sleep I saw my doctor... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:55:54 EST Light bulb! (sorry guys, this is a bit of a long one!) I've always thought of myself as someone with a healthy outlook on life and, for the most part, I am. However, over the last couple of weeks I realised that my attitude had become a little skewed. <BR> <BR> When I started my Spark journey a couple of months ago, I'd just lost a few pounds but was still another few over my 'happy weight' (the weight I never had to try to be at until I turned 30!). When I set up my account I set a goal of getting down to 112 pounds - my happy weight is 117 -... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:05:20 EST Thanks! Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying some Spark time this evening - the last 10 days have been so hectic I've only had time to log my food & exercise so have been missing catching up with you all. <BR> <BR> It's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK (so we won't be working on Monday). I have Fridays off too so I'm super happy! Started the weekend off well with a great gym session, a wonderful massage and a Spark Recipe for dinner. <BR> <BR> I'm really feeling strong and fit at the monent, I'... Fri, 28 May 2010 15:14:21 EST ABCs If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog. <BR> <BR> A - Age: 32 <BR> <BR> B - Bed size: Double <BR> <BR> C - Chore you hate: Washing dishes <BR> <BR> D - Dog's name: Saffron (RIP baby xxxx) <BR> <BR> E - Essential start your day item: Water <BR> <BR> F - Favorite color: Purple <BR> <BR> G - Gold or Silver: Silver <BR> <BR> H - Height: 5' 4" <BR> <BR> I - Instrumen... Fri, 14 May 2010 16:59:28 EST Learning what's good for me Up 'til yesterday, I'd been 'good' for virtually the whole of my first week - a couple of squares of chocolate and a few glasses of wine over the bank holiday weekend, but plenty of fruit, veggies and exercise. Strangely, despite being far more careful about my diet and saying a firm 'No' to fatty food and fizzy drinks, I hadn't felt deprived - far from it. Thanks to the wiser choices I've been making, I've actually been having to eat more than usual to hit my nutrition targets. <BR> <BR... Fri, 7 May 2010 04:54:19 EST Starting out Well, I'm a brand new Spark after discovering the site this morning. After reading through just a fraction of the information I'm fired up and ready to go. I was planning on a lazy sofa afternoon (I'm off work until Tuesday) but instead I'm going to order myself a pedometer and then get some calories burned! <em>690</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:42:21 EST