SQUEAKYTRISH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SQUEAKYTRISH SQUEAKYTRISH'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/ My anniversary goal dress (with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967534 Finally got the pics of my hubbys phone..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197468957.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21213212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Me in my anniversary goal dress!! <BR> <BR> These are the first pictures I have had taken in years, if ever that i am actually proud of. <BR> <BR> Thank you spark people u have changed my life and made me embrace challanges, goals and life itself. <BR> <BR> <img src... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:50:18 EST Things i Learned on my weekend away in Belfast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960841 So i have just come back from a wonderful weekend away with my hubby, when everything that could go wrong went wrong, and any time we headed out to go for a walk some disaster occured to prevent us from exercising!! so here are a few.... <BR> <BR> Things i learned on my weekend away in Belfast... <BR> 1. There are 2 lowers crescents...one where u would like to stay....and the other, where ur sat nav sends u and u cant get out of quick enough. <BR> 2 Phones and water dont have the same relat... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 16:54:56 EST She got a makeover!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956907 this is just a quick one.... <BR> <BR> went and got my hair done this morning and i listened to all my sparkees advice and brunette won this time... blonde will be back for my dramatic reached goal makeover!! <BR> <BR> heres a little picture... i look a little shattered and will post propper ones in my anniversary goal dress but this is just to give u an idea on my new look <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l392918767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> love and hugs from a very ha... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 18:03:05 EST Goals goals and more goals!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954971 so part of my challange with the biggest loser summer challange this week is to write a blog about our goals....both long and short term... <BR> <BR> Ita actually so appropriate for me as this week I have reached 2 major goals for myself, I''m able to wear a beautiful dress i bought a few months ago as a goal dress for my wedding anniversary and i am also down to the weight that i wanted to be...so i could say im 30lbs lighter than i was than on my wedding day. <BR> <BR> My long term goal i... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:16:48 EST Help sparkees! Hair dilemma!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952970 helllooooo!!! <BR> <BR> oh its an exciting week for me!! I'm currently ripping through the 190's and feeling bloody fantastic, my energy levels are at an all time high and i feel as though the world is my oyster!! This week my sister is coming home to Ireland, she lives in nashville, and i haven't seen her for a year, excited is just not the word!! she has 2 little girls who i'm just dying to see!! Its also my wedding anniversary on friday...My inlaws ar taking my son for 2 nights and me a... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 02:52:02 EST Onederland....population....ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934519 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l494187645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> YEAY!!! <BR> <BR> I'm finally living in ONEderland!! I am 31lbs down and have broken that cruel 200 that seemed to be looming over me for like ever!! <BR> <BR> It feels good, feels like I am finally getting there....and now I have lots of little milestones to meet like 190, 180 etc rather than just a giant 200!! it seems a lot easier now i have the 200 behind me. I dont intend on staying in the 190's too long ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:31:16 EST WANTED:Gym bunny seeks gym body..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915737 WANTED: <BR> <BR> Gym bunny seeks gym body for fun times and adventures!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875995232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 5ft2 200lb gym bunny would like to meet a healthy toned body...... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l333640821.jpg"> <BR> for serious relationship (I mean to stay with me forever and ever!). <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Body must like spending time on the cross trainer and slogging through classes <B... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 04:41:04 EST 30 Inches GONE forever!!! and only one chin!!! wehoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911088 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760149861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So during some sparking the other day I decided to update my inches and had a little look back over how I have progressed since my January crack down...and wow was i pleasantly surprised!!! I am down 6 inches on my tummy, 4 inches on my waist, 6 from my hips, 5 from each thigh, and 2 from each arm.....That's a total of 30 inches!!! wehoo!! also i was having a little look at my before jeans and the jeans that ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:08:42 EST I'm beach body ready....apparently! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4896284 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906664739.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every spring I hear of diets and exercises to get you beach body ready, 8weeks to a hot body etc etc...and every time I say to myself it would take a lot longer than 8 weeks worth of diet and exercise to get me ready to reveal all on the beach! unless it involved a jaw wiring experience and a lot of cosmetic surgery! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925355443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <B... Thu, 24 May 2012 14:28:51 EST Goals reached and missed!! but i'm never giving up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894300 heyhoo!! <BR> <BR> Its been a while....I've been a busy busy bee!! <BR> <BR> My parents got back from their 12 week vacation last week... my goal for when they were coming back was 199.9, I missed the goal by 3 minuscule pounds!! I'm not at all bothered and am so delighted to be so close to ONEderland that i can almost smell it!! They can't get over the difference in me...i'm down 2 full sizes since they last saw me in february. <BR> <BR> This week i'm back into my lovely little exercis... Wed, 23 May 2012 09:40:52 EST A Letter to My 16 Year Old Self (with pictures for fun!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839202 At the weekend the in laws came out and took little man out for a bit and me and the Hubbie went to the cinema.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789619885.jpg"> (or should I say I dragged the Hubbie) to see Titanic in 3D.... <BR> <BR> I was so super excited as it is one of my most favourite movies of all time. We got our popcorn and went into the big screen and all of a sudden I found myself transported back to my 16th birthday when I last saw Titanic in the cin... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:36:21 EST Is it sad that.....? (with pictures for fun!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831734 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49258864.jpg"> <BR> Is it sad that I'm sitting here with getting super super excited about my trip to the gym tonight?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141065982.jpg"> <BR> Is it sad that I'm making a nice new playlist to listen to while I work out?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796451173.jpg"> <BR> Is it sad that recieving new comment... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:03:23 EST It's My Sparkversary! 50 Things I Have Learned on My Weightloss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830330 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l249570147.jpg"> <BR> Wow...I can't believe spark has been in my life for one whole year...In that year I have managed to loose some weight, get married, fall off the wagon, gain some weight, get re-motivated and hop back on the spark wagon....and loose a whole heap more weight! I also managed to kick bulimia and the hold she has over straight to the kerb, finally thanks to Sparkpeople I have learned that it is possible to loose weight witho... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:49:44 EST An eggggggxcellent Easter!! very eggggxciting!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826494 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l34180976.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was lovely!! <BR> <BR> Woke up and had a nice cooked breakfast...(as I can do that now, i just dont have to eat the world of it)....Eoin was very excited about it finally being easter and finally being able to eat an easter egg, those shiney treasures have been tormenting him for weeks now! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l340223677.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also discovered easter is a... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:25:46 EST Hi kids!! Our Number of the Day is 5, and Our Colour is Purple :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825265 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l772446894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Success!!! <BR> <BR> I finally did it!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790713868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today in pump class..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118660479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I pushed myself beyond the fear of the purple weights (5kgs) and loaded up a bar with them. For a few weeks I've been contemplating them, eyeing them up coyly as i stack on my ... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 03:27:18 EST 5 Reasons I love exercising....with some pictures for the fun of it :) :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4820019 1. I love pushing my body to new levels and proving to myself that i can do it. Like when i start a fitness class with a new instructor and I can see them keeping an eye on me as I am always the biggest girl in the class....... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115450828.jpg">, <BR> <BR> but at the end of the class they comment on what a good work out u did...great feeling. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12132028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:13:46 EST spreading the spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812455 Today was a great day! This morning i had a sneaky little stand on the scales and saw 209 for the first time, meaning I'm finally in the small 200's....so so happy! <BR> <BR> I was meeting the girls for a lunch and got all dressed up in my old skinny clothes and was all pretty and colourful with a matching necklace and some high heels...I felt fantastic! <BR> <BR> One of my good friends was asking how I'm managing to loose the weight and how im staying motivated, so I told her all about ... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:12:33 EST Today I de-fatted my wardrobe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810064 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13049761.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my Wednesday weigh in....stayed the same, i'm ok with that, I figure its for many reasons, last week i actually managed to loose 4lbs in a short time as was up a bitafter my birthday fun, and last weekend i did a whole load of exercise but didnt eat enough so i reckon i might have triggered a starvation mode, and also this week i have started doing pump twice a weekwhich means i'm building even more m... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:34:07 EST So much energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803518 Yesterday I surpassed myself! I woke up had breakfast, kissed my boys goodbye and went to my body pump class. It was such a great class the instructor has so much energy,really makes u push it to some great tunes. After that I thought I'm not done yet so hit the treadmill for a half hour of interval training. Sweated my ass off and felt damn good. <BR> <BR> Got home and my boys had gone out for a bit so headed to meet my sister for a coffee. Regretted drinking that coffee straight away,... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:28:29 EST I just love being healthy!! if I can do it anyone can! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802357 When i got back on the weight loss wagon for my new year resoloution my plan was to loose some weight and get fit in the process...nearly 4months down the line i have lost 20lbs but gained so much more....i actually love my new lifestyle! The feeling that being healthy and looking after my body gives me is just so amazing and powerful, i feel as though i could conquere the world, climb the highest mountain...nothing is beyond my capabilities!! I took on the challenge of loosing weight but... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:04:44 EST Happy Birthday to ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784940 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118095903.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is my birthday!! I'm 30 today...saying goodbye to my 20's and welcoming a fresh new decade of clean living and family time! <BR> <BR> I have already been spoiled rotten so far today! Breakfast made forme by my wonderful hubby... so many presents... candels, perfume, dvd box set ,jewelery,gift voucher, make up.... and he's whisking me away for a romantic weekend...our little boy will stay with his grandparen... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:52:17 EST It's been a while!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783309 Oh dear how has 6months passed without a blog!!! <BR> <BR> So a quick update..... I fell off the wagon in october, i was pushing myself ridiculously and began using unhealthy methods to loose weight.....which just do not work!! It was unsustainable and i gave up!! Cue returning to over eating, under exercising and gaining back double the weight i had lost....I went from 221 to 230 in a couple of months.... <BR> <BR> I had a couple of click moments...seeing pictures of myself, how fat and u... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:28:43 EST autumn at last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459875 Autumn is here! My favourite season of them all. I love the feeling of new that it brings... I think it goes back to starting school it was always a new year a new change... And i just love the cool crisp weather and the lovely trees, long walks in the woods. <BR> <BR> Today is a new start. My husband started a new course today, well registration is today, it starts in 2 weeks. he's been out of work for the past 2 years, the recession has hit his profession really hard. So he's doing a cou... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 04:59:30 EST My Wonderful Wedding!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406030 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222302276.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess i better write a few lines about my fabulous wedding day before i forget it all!!! <BR> <BR> The day before the wedding i had a tan drama, i was super pale and streaky...not a good look for a bride, so me and my sis went back into the beauty salon where they fixed my an while my sister drank champagne...i was really S%*ting it as i was really worried that it would be a bad tan ontop of a bad tan but the pr... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 03:38:18 EST ...And BREATHE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329755 Ok so I'm starting to stress!!! <BR> <BR> I can't completly identify the source of the stress but I'm getting a little knot where the butterflies once lived! <BR> <BR> Feeling pukey!!! <BR> <BR> I guess my main worry is that the wedding account will be empty by the time the wedding comes...i keep putting things on that account and now im stressing hat im using it too much but this morning I've done a little tally and everything i've taken out of the account so far has been necessary..... <... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 02:16:21 EST Cluck Cluck Cluck....for today I am a Hen!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4321356 Tonight is my hen night....i am soooo excited.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l546841429.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A hen night is the brides last night out with al her female friends and family as a single lady, its a chance to eat, drink, dance, have fun and make the hen look as silly as possible and get her to do lots of stupid things!! <BR> <BR> Now the hen is generally oblivious as to what her little chicks have planned for her...my hen is being planned by my bestest ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 04:28:17 EST My Wedding Fears! with illustrations :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4312407 So this day 2 weeks will be the day before my wedding....i've got such excited butterflies already, imagine what i'll be like then! I couldn't sleep last night, half from excitement, half from my hip (i overdid hiking and buggered it entirely with a crappy pilates move! am kinda laid up at the mo, hot baths, nsaids and gentle walks...boo!), I logged onto the message board and started reading a thread about wedding fears...i thought i didn't have any but NOW I do!!! So I'm going to purge the... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:14:53 EST How bridezilla am i?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4298031 So yesterday we went to the hotel where we are getting married yesterday.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227865237.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to finalise the details.... were having a civil ceremoney there, followed by a meal with our close friends and family...then we're having a big afters with dj, dancing nibbles and drinks where everyone will come (we hope) and have fun with us!! <BR> <BR> Basically we have to make what is essentialy a dull conference room, similar to ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:50:45 EST why cant veggies taste like chocolate??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l86542579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> seriously...why cant they??? <BR> <BR> I would kill for a bar of galaxy fruit and nut right now.... i guess i must be due as im shockingly hungry and would happily drown in a bath of chocolate right now... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925384351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ....how much fun would that be!! <BR> <BR> But i did lots of sweating during my kickboxing with nicole video... did it tw... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:10:48 EST yeay!! new toy to play with!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285952 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318981954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Damien such a pet...he went shopping this morning and surprise me with a new heart rate monitor...my old one was tempramental...no chest strap just finger tip touch on the watch...waste of time and money.... <BR> <BR> So i hit the woods with dyson the wonder dog and my walk burned off an impressive 737 cals!! yeay!! <BR> <BR> Im so lucky to have such a thoughful kind supportive boyf and hubby to be!! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:56:41 EST The angry cyclist who changed my life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4281152 Feeling in a reflective moment this evening and got thinkin about those life changing moments... Things that change your life in an instant... The "sliding doors" effect... (God i loved that film)... <BR> <BR> For me that moment was brought to me by an irate cyclist... <BR> <BR> I had moved back to Ireland after living in London for five years, i had started studying midwifery. I had originally applied to leave London and leave a really bad relationship... He was a right piece of work, che... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 16:23:14 EST 3 monthly Dr visit... SUCCESS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274166 Had my 3monh check up with my doctor today, a routine thing to check in see how my mood is, how im getting along and to pick up my perscription for my tablets.....im recovering from bulimia.... <BR> <BR> it went great!!! she could notice straight away that i'd lost weight before i even go into the office, she said look at you looking all slim and healthy....might have been my work out clothes and my big sweaty head after my big walk that gave it away...lol!! <BR> <BR> I told her about s... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:47:38 EST Warning: Venting in progress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267600 <BR> Today i am stressed... <BR> <BR> would i be so bloody stressed <BR> <BR> if my washing line was longer and could hang out more than one poxy wash at a time... <BR> <BR> if my lap top wasn't broken and i could go online instead of using my temperamental phone... <BR> <BR> if my toddler had a nap earlier as he's only gone down now which means a late bed time and less time for mummy to unwind... <BR> <BR> if my endless pile of washing was washed folded and packed away... <BR> <BR> if... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:19 EST stupid scales! its just a brainless lump of metal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265286 Had my weekly weigh in today... it was BAD!!! <BR> <BR> I gained 4lbs!!! <BR> <BR> Seriously!!! WTF!!! <BR> <BR> So apparently Im back to square one! <BR> <BR> I would be devastated if i didn't know that it is impossible to put on that much weight after being on track all week... <BR> <BR> i have <BR> <BR> <BR> a) done my walking every day burning a minimum of 500 cal per day. <BR> b) reached my nutritional goals everyday <BR> <BR> therefore i have a calorie deficit of nearly 5000 ca... Mon, 30 May 2011 14:58:35 EST My Goals..... eeeek!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4259085 Ok so my big day is 6 weeks away and my goal for that was to be 210... Im 221 now so that's 11 lbs in 6 weeks... its a lot! now i know its just short of 2 a week and could be done but i guess Im just being realistic, if i don't meet it i won't kill myself, besides i have done so nub. exercise lately and am toning up all my muscles that Im losing fat if not lbs... 2inches on my waist! wehoo! <BR> <BR> so then i got thinking about after my big day and where i would go from there... <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 27 May 2011 03:33:53 EST Like a busy little bee!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4255059 Im having a very productive day today... <BR> <BR> got Eoin up, had breakfast and contemplated what to do... then d decided that they should have a boys day out on the choo choo train so mummy could have a little time to herself... and what does mummy want to do with a few hours to do herself on a Wednesday morning... manicure <BR> ? pedicure? no. way! she wants to get stuck into the cleaning of course! mopping, polishing, washing and folding. I was a busy little bee this morning! So busy ... Wed, 25 May 2011 09:30:55 EST another pound bites the dust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4252395 Ok so had the weekly weigh in yesterday and im down 1lb this week. Its a small loss but a small loss is better than a big gain... so in one month I've managed to loose 4lbs. Great considering i was on holidays for one week and was a drunken hussey last week! <BR> <BR> Only 41 days til the big day...ahhhh! i wonder Will my dress be any looser on me as I've managed Defo toned up a lot. <BR> <BR> my 5km a day is going well, got a heart rate monitor too and am aiming for 500cal a session whic... Tue, 24 May 2011 03:49:31 EST The hangover from Hell! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4244665 I died a slow self inflicted death yesterday... <BR> <BR> Me and Damien had our first night out together in nearly a year,his folks offered to take the kid for a sleepover, so off we went into town on mission let our hair down! <BR> <BR> We walked miles around town until we decided on a place to eat, a nice little Indian place, ordered some wine and some food. I was bad! but i have Indian once a year too so what the hell! yummy vegetable pakora for starters and butter chicken curry for mai... Fri, 20 May 2011 02:53:53 EST Great holiday but glad to be home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4234065 Came back from my week holiday with my in laws yesterday., i had a really great time but i am so glad to be back, i can get my little boy back into his routine and get to sleep in my own bed...its the silly little things that you miss when your away. <BR> <BR> The place we were staying in was really lovely,very pretty location. House was nice and big so we weren't all on top of each other. Damiens folks were so good, they got up in the night any time Eoin woke up and let us have a lie on i... Sun, 15 May 2011 13:51:16 EST Staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209020 I had pretty much forgotten that Im going away for a week on Saturday. My future in laws have rented a holiday home up in donegal. It sounds fab, its a light house cottage, right by the beach on a wind swept Atlantic peninsula. It Will be just me, my other half, his parents and our little man. Its going to be so lovely and relaxing. .. need to bring lots of good books! <BR> <BR> So the only small catch is that i won't have any internet access and won't be able to log on to spark. I pla... Wed, 4 May 2011 07:08:01 EST 3 down... only 87 more to go... wehoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4207089 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l959574108.jpg"> <BR> I'm so happy, had my weekly weigh in today and have lost 3lbs. <BR> <BR> Its showing on the scales after 3wks...and in many other days too. I'm more energetic, i have a spring in my step, I enjoy my walking, i enjoying eating healthy, and still having a little of the not so healthy. I wake up at 6.50am and hop out of bed without snoozing. My ass and my legs are firmer. My back fat is toning. My face is bright, fres... Tue, 3 May 2011 11:07:16 EST Step away from the chocolate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192197 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664440905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh god i attacked the chocolate big time today which set me over by 300cals today. Think im PMSing really bad as ate tonnes of the stuff which I wouldnt really do normally...such sweet tooth cravings... should have attacked the jelly instead i know but ah sure i'll get back on the wagon tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I did slap on my trainers and went for my crosscountry walk, and i even conquered the suer steep hill that i... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:49:11 EST So dissapointed :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188724 Need to vent..... <BR> <BR> Weighed in today and i've gained 2lbs.... <BR> <BR> I'm so bloody dissapointed. I've been eating well, watching my portions and doing really well. I've been doing lots of cardio and hill walking everyday. <BR> <BR> I feel fitter and can see changes in myself. <BR> <BR> I was so excited to see how i got on this week...the last thing i expected was to gain weight. <BR> <BR> I was so proud of myself for sticking to this lifestyle change rather than reverting ba... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:47:10 EST 10 reasons to loose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188489 <BR> 1). To be healthier for my little boy and my fiance. <BR> <BR> 2). To be able to buy clothes easier and look forward to picking new outfits. <BR> <BR> 3). To be at a healthier bmi for when i next get pregnant. i didn't have any weight related problems last time but who's to say I'll be that lucky next time. <BR> <BR> 4). To be fit enough to be able to do hard exercise without getting totally wrecked. <BR> <BR> 5). To stop snoring. <BR> <BR> 6). To set a good exa... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:22:28 EST Easter....but the only eggs is the egg-cercise :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l306973289.jpg"> <BR> Its been such a fab weekend, very busy, lots going on, but still I've managed to stay relatively on track. <BR> <BR> It doesn't rain but then it pours social events! <BR> <BR> Friday night was a friends 30th, drinks wise i did well with just having 4 morgan spice and diet coke, thankfully i was seated beside the healthier of the nibbles but still managed to whack a fair punch in calories tracked... but the main thing i... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:02:10 EST A small jog for mankind...a giant leap for me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4181994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98235995.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had such a lovely day today...the weather here is great and it automatically puts you in better form. Called up to see my dad and drank coffee in the sun, then me and my other half Damien and my little boy went for a drive over to howth, there a harbour there where we watched the boats come and go and even spotted some seals playing in the water. <BR> We had some lunch and it being howth, by the sea, we decided o... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:27:02 EST A New Beginning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4175966 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l792852364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Loosing weight to me is a very scary prospect.... i havent had a good relationship with food in the past, i've struggled with bulimia since i was 19. Truth be told I've been on many a diet, but each one has escalated into a huge relapse into my eating disordered ways. <BR> Last time i seriously tried was a few years ago on weight watchers... a few weeks down the line i was abusing laxatives, weighing myself before... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:55:36 EST