SAMMIE20131's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SAMMIE20131 SAMMIE20131'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/ 6 months from now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574228 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604626457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> By end of June 2014 I will <BR> <BR> 1. Weigh 133 pounds <em>362</em> <BR> 2. Have a mortgage in principle agreed <em>436</em> <BR> 3. Be on track to finish my mortgage qualification by Christmas 2014. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:14:29 EST Day 4/28 Bootcamp Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502734 I am on a streak, day 4 of the challenge and I have completed every spark people work out so far. <BR> <BR> I have continued to walk <em>311</em> an hour and a half to work every day and on Tuesday I tried my first cycling class. <em>332</em> I am still achy from it. <BR> <BR> I have lost 1.7KG since getting back on track on 22nd September 2013. <BR> <BR> I have 2 KG to loose until I can purchase my laptop at the end of October and I am currently ahead of schedule. I am very exc... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 18:06:26 EST Day 2/28 Bootcamp Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500566 Got back from work yesterday and I was too tired to turn my laptop on never mind complete the first days exercise. For some reason I thought it was half an hour as well which I definitely did not have time for. <BR> <BR> This morning the sun was shining through the blinds at 5am and I couldn't sleep so after completing the washing and cleaning I completed day 1 and 2s videos. I feel great!!! <BR> <BR> Off for my morning walk to work and I have been roped into my first cycle class after. ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:29:37 EST Day 1/28 Bootcamp Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499480 I lost 1 KG last week - I walked to work every day, made good food choices, drank my water and tracked my calories. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to continue to be successful. I am going to walk to work everyday and bring in some weights, squats and situps. I am going to bring in some toning exercises via the Spark People Bootcamp Challenge. I will be successful this week. <BR> <BR> Today I am walking to work then when I get home I will be doing day 1s exercises from the challenge. <BR>... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:28:29 EST Walking - The Future of Weight Loss??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1942579337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I have been lacking in motivation this week I just log on to facebook and check out the spark people page. On Monday I commented on one of the facebook posts that this week I would walk to work every day. <BR> <BR> Every morning regardless of how I am feeling I have walked an hour and a half to work, I have got my 10,000 steps out of the way straight away and for the rest of the day I have been eating well ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:28:37 EST Scales must be broken.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489657 Weighed in today and I am lower than my goal weight of 60KG! <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>---------------------- <BR> <BR> I do not believe the scales. I feel a bit slimmer after doing 20,000 steps yesterday and the day before but not slim enough that I lost 3KG in 2 days. <BR> <BR> I am going to purchase a fitbit scales and concentrate on getting my bodyfat down as this must be more accurate. <BR> <BR> Does anybody kno... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:26:21 EST Holiday Weight Gain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488831 Trying to find the motivation to get back into weight loss mode has been tough since getting back from holiday. <BR> <BR> I had no access to wi-fi or internet whilst in China for 2 weeks so I was unable to track my calories as I normally do. <BR> <BR> I put on a KG and a half. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling to find motivation to get back into it so I have created a new rewards list and entered the gym with the intention to walk for 5 minutes on the treadmill and then leave. 300 calorie... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:16:23 EST I LOVE the GYM!! Who Me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445842 I never thought I would say this but I love the gym!!! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of fitness first for 3 weeks now and I am not so bothered with the number on the scale anymore as I can see my body changing and getting smaller and smaller! <BR> <BR> I love bodystep <em>331</em> , I love bodypump <em>23</em> , I love yoga <em>414</em> and I love that post workout feeling :-) <BR> <BR> Who cares what numbers on the scale?? I am happy!! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forw... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:56:40 EST I have not quit my healthy weight loss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413467 I have 3 more KGs to loose and have been stuck here for quite a few months. Got bored of exercise and weight loss so struggling to pick up the motivation. <BR> <BR> I found this app called gympact which fines you if you dont do you work out and gives you money if you do. As we are saving up for our house deposit like crazy I though I would try the app. <BR> <BR> The app is linked to runkeeper which I am going to try for the first time this morning. Runkeeper is linked to myfitnesspal and ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:54:46 EST The Journey So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397777 I joined SP on 7/8/2012 weighing 72KGs, I was upset and hated myself. I was depressed and didn't want to go out because I refused to purchase clothes in a size 16. I was in denial. <BR> <BR> This journey has been challenging, keeping myself motivated, keeping myself tracking, keeping myself going when I hit a plateau and want to give up. This journey has probably been the most difficult of my life. <BR> <BR> I have struggled, struggled to stay on track and say no to all the unhealthy snac... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:09:19 EST Welcome Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395759 Okay, so I left SparkPeople for a week and every day I didn't check in I felt guilty. <BR> <BR> I stopped checking in because my exercise plan didn't go as planned. I think I set my targets too high and missed a day. Life took over. I am trying to get myself ready for starting a new course, works getting me down as its not what I want to do long term and I have been so tired. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I checked in and forgave myself. Last night I walked home from work. I forgot how much I love ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:16:13 EST Not going to let myself get down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370730 Midweek weigh in and I have put on weight despite tracking my calories and staying within the range, drinking 8 glasses of water, walking 10,000 steps and doing a cardio activity this week. <BR> <BR> Have readjusted my calorie goal and lower and the aim is 20,000 steps today. I have the day off so lots of walking an audio books today. If the treadmill if free in the communal gym I am going to try jogging to get there quicker. <BR> <BR> When I get tired I will continue reading the SparkSol... Tue, 28 May 2013 19:27:23 EST Realisation about the weight I have lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369649 I am so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I created a new exercise plan at the weekend as I think one of the reasons I fell of the rails was because of boredom last time. I was 5 weeks into the insanity program and bored so I missed a session then another session, then I was 2 days behind and I gave up stopped exercising and started eating. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have now incorporated insanity every 3 days with Zumba (yes! I have missed zumba) and Mel B's workout for the PS3. <BR> <BR> The realis... Mon, 27 May 2013 19:56:25 EST Pressing the Reset Button.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367841 Last week I went off the rails a bit. <BR> <BR> Tuesday was my birthday so I had cake for breakfast, nandos for dinner (with chips) and dinner was chinese including a starter. Lots of wine consumed and I had that full up feeling where your so full you have to sit a little before moving. Bad food day but I was determined to get back to my healthy lifestyle on the Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Wednesday I woke up with the flu. Thursday I got worse and Friday I got sent home for being too sick to wor... Sat, 25 May 2013 19:33:44 EST Nearly at my goal weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352560 After being stuck at 64KG for over a month I tweaked my diet and exercise a little and shocked my body into dropping a KG this week. I replaced coffee with green tea and bought a fitbit which has motivated me to walk more to get to 10,000 steps. This with the insanity programme means everything is headed in the right direction. <BR> <BR> My problem now is my jeans are baggy! I don't know whether to hold out until my goal weight or to start updating my wardrobe now. <BR> <BR> I am saving u... Fri, 10 May 2013 21:16:23 EST My Fitbit challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345937 Just bought a fitbit today and when checking my sparkpeople emails a sparkpeople member has inspired me... <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?t<BR>ip=10734_counting_your_steps <BR> <BR> I plan to walk a mile a day for a year! I have just adjusted my mile tracker to 7 per week and I am aiming for 365 miles walked this year :-) <BR> <BR> I love this members idea it is fantastic!! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 5 May 2013 06:51:33 EST Does eating late at night result in weight gain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324885 I am on late shifts this week and I am struggling to work out when and what I should be eating at what time?? <BR> <BR> I stayed within my calories, exercised and drank 8 glasses of water yesterday but ate my dinner at 9pm. This morning I woke up and put on half a kg. I weight 2 hours later and I had lost from yesterday. <BR> <BR> Normally I do not eat after 8pm but I am working until 8pm this week so I really don't have any choice. <BR> <BR> Should I be eating a larger breakfast and per... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:25:39 EST Feeling Good :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322430 Yesterday I gave into the temptation of a Dominos order <em>480</em> . Planning to have 3 slices to stay within my calorie intake. I got distracted by the TV (the Biggest Loser of all programmes!). I ate 5 slices and polished off the garlic bread as well. <BR> <BR> No suprise that I had another weigh gain on the scales <em>192</em> this morning! <em>42</em> <em>245</em> . <BR> <BR> This morning I got up early as we have decided to get Foxtel installed to save money & calories. ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 03:31:48 EST Big Holiday Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320342 Okay, so it was bad. Really bad. 2KG weight gain, I didn't know it was going to be that bad. <BR> <BR> McChicken Sandwich meals, Whopper meals, Pizzas, Whisky and Cokes, White Wines, Chocolates, Egg McMuffin Meals, Steak and Chips x 3 - Were they worth it??? <BR> <BR> For the feeling of guilt? Probably not. But at least I am not going to put on anymore weight because I don't want to feel as guilty as this again! <BR> <BR> So I made my vision boards and I came up with a list of rewards an... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 03:16:35 EST Worrying about post holiday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319856 I have been awake since 5am (woke up hungry) and just can't get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I got back from holiday yesterday, we had a lovely time seeing uluru/ayres rock and visiting Cairns where we snorkelled in the great barrier reef. I usually weigh and track my calories everyday but haven't once over the last 2 weeks. Tomorrow (this morning) is going to be my first weigh in. <BR> <BR> I am so worried that I have undone all my hard work. Since August 2011 I have lost 8KG and this holida... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:35:46 EST