SAFFSTAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SAFFSTAR SAFFSTAR'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/ Knuckling Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695064 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4008627 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!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3349799 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3277599 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3230313 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3203826 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3174709 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