SARA090222's SparkPeople Blog SARA090222's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Healthiest I've been So I'm the heaviest I've been since I started Spark People. I'm gone back up to 8 and a half stone <em>192</em> . Which is a lot when you're 5 foot, not obese, but not ideal. <BR> However, I gave up smoking one month ago, more or less, probably more, I didn't record the date. Now of course, I ate rings around me, no biscuit got away <em>495</em> , nutella was consumed with a spoon and chocolate muffins <em>475</em> were bought as mid morning snacks instead of the old high fibre choice... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:14:53 EST Fall and get back up?! That's the motto of Sparkpeople it seems, we're all constantly hashing things up and come back with a new Charlie Sheen attitude days later. Unfortunately the fact of the matter is- we are preprogrammed to eat the way we eat and move our asses less or more dependent on how our families taught us. We formed habits, attitudes and relationships with food/exercise/body-image long before we knew anything about it it. So to try and go against it and to adopt this new famous "life-style" is more dif... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 04:05:19 EST Day one of P90 Pancake Tuesday, Valentines day meals my birthday and the weekend threw me and I messed up the diet, mostly out of laziness and not wanting to make sacrifices... <BR> <BR> I'm back on track with a plan do to P90. I won't rabbit on as I usually do but I'm going to try to do all the good diet plans I listed with P90 as my exercise guide to keep me somewhat disciplined. <BR> <BR> I am going to list my main achievements of the day instead from now on: <BR> Today's achievements: <BR> Realising... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:34:01 EST Week one of lifestyle change plan- Lessons learned I'm still prioritising diet control over exercise unfortunately. Buuut it's not all bad: I've completely stayed within my range of kcals every day and have discovered the magical powers of iceberg lettuce <em>368</em> , double the size of a portion with few calories. I have also learned that low fat yog beats fat free every time, at least in the satiety department. <BR> I'm learning to ensure all meals are quite balanced so protein, good carbs and fruit/veg must show their heads. I've lear... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 04:35:30 EST Lazy bones! I didn't exercise today and I'm pretty disappointed with myself. I did my 50 minute walk home from work but that's not new so it doesn't actually count as exercise as apparently my body is accustomed to it and then I just came home and sat on my ass on Pinterest and got up and made custard and super pizza tortillas. My calorie count is going well, a lot better now without strict rules to adhere to. I can enjoy things, it's so much better. Bit worried about this weekend with it being my birthd... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:46:23 EST First Sunday Yesterday was day one of my new outlook. I wasn't very good I suppose- all things considered. <BR> <BR> I made chocolate mousse for dessert which I now realise wasn't a very good idea. <BR> <BR> I also had too big of a breakfast, no real lunch, and had three fancy chocolates to fill the smoking void- yesterday was day 1 as a non-smoker. <BR> <BR> It's okay though, because I went for a run, probably only about 15 mins with an hours walk after but it was more than I've done in a long time an... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 07:17:33 EST Late resolutions Well it's February the 1st, so I'm a month behind the norm but better late than ever. <BR> <BR> Here's some things I hope to achieve after some loooong soul searching. <BR> <BR> The don't's: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Not to think about food, weight or diet more than I should. <BR> Not to talk about food, weight or diet the whole time to anyone who will listen. <BR> Not visualise every great moment I anticipate as a thinner me. i.e. my fut... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:51:02 EST Binge eating So I started the South Beach Diet on Monday after what I thought I'd learned from Dukan, I decided this was healthier. I read up on Food combining, The Skinny Bitch, Low GI etc. but I thought the South Beach was the best and most logical, omitting "bad" carbs for the first while and then introducing them slowly later, no fruit of course and no fatty meats. I left the apples on the counter and brought cheese etc to work to snack on. <BR> <BR> The night before last I had a big row with my boyf... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:46:09 EST Day 1 again So I reached my goal weight before Christmas. I was my perfect BMI. I met my mam in town for a glass of wine which was kind of the unveiling. I knew I looked nice but I couldn't believe her response. I went for the first glass of wine I'd had in over two months and had a fish stew, which I mostly ate to avoid any comments regarding why I wasn't eating. The truth was this soup was the closest thing I was allowed to have according to Dr Dukan's rules, though I knew there was probably at least a... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:26:59 EST