TAINGI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TAINGI TAINGI'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/ Long time no see http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=437464 I've been away from Spark for a while, but still continuing with my weight loss journey. I'm relaxing a bit but still eating healthy and exercising. I've lost 6kg, I feel good, my clothes are looser (I can pull off my jeans without unbuttoning them!). <BR> I had a dress fitting for the wedding last weekend and I'm really happy with the way the dress looks. It will have to be taken in a bit (yay!), and I'm really looking forward to the big day. <BR> Thu, 22 Feb 2007 03:00:31 EST Phew - lucky loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=418568 I haven't been working too hard this week and am very surprised to report a 1.2kg loss (2.6lb). I have had a bit of a health scare and have taken it easy. I had a headache for five days, and some numbness on my left side (!!!). The docs checked it out and found a "mild abnormality" of my brain (explains a lot haha). I have a dilated left ventricle. Lucky me. The docs don't know if this is something I've always had, or if it's a new condition. So they're going to do some more tests and things ... Thu, 8 Feb 2007 16:55:44 EST Shopping fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=408544 The scales! I nearly forgot! <BR> <BR> I took them back yesterday, the first person I spoke to at the returns desk looked at the visa statement and the scales with the stickers on the box and said ‘sure thing’ and I went on my merry way to choose a replacement set, a different brand, around the same price. <BR> The original scales were $159.95, but I only paid $89 as they were on sale. I thought that the 30% off would still apply and I found an even better set of scales for a slightly higher... Fri, 2 Feb 2007 00:16:30 EST Getting there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=408086 Another great loss this week after a bit of a disappointing week last week. 0.8kg down (1.8lb) - I've now lost 4.7kg (10.4lb) since New Years. Thu, 1 Feb 2007 18:10:25 EST Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=402637 So, I’ve been away from sparkpeople for a little while, but still sticking with my goals and slowly getting there. I’ve been on holidays from work for a week, while I just veged out, tried to relax and get ready for the new school year and give myself a break. I relaxed the exercise while on holidays, and found myself eating a little more, but still stuck with it and managed a meagre .1kg loss. I also upped my cals to 1360 a day, as recommended on the calorieking.com.au webpage. I think this ... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:28:31 EST Another loss and another step closer to my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=386701 Another 1.3kg loss! That makes it 3.8kg down (8.4 pounds) since new years. Woo hoo! Fri, 19 Jan 2007 20:27:57 EST Gearing up for uni http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=382977 I just enrolled in uni for the year, I'm doing a full time load while continuing with four days a week of work, which will be full on! I still need to fit in my exercise time, I'll do my best. Uni doesn't start until the end of February, I should be well on my way to my goal by then. <BR> I did a new interval workout today that I picked up off itunes. It was great, I'm really looking forward to doing it again. It did one minute at different levels of intenstity. For me this meant going from w... Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:23:28 EST Eight weeks to form a habit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=379844 Someone said to me today that it takes eight weeks to make a habit. I’ve heard a few different versions of this idea before. I wonder how much truth there is to it. Right now I am feeling a little less motivated that I was in the first two weeks of my new start. It’s a little harder to get up to exercise in the mornings and I’m thinking more and more about foods that I’m trying to avoid. This feeling will pass though. There will be ups and downs, for the rest of my life! I’d better get used t... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 02:23:36 EST Going down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=372602 Lost 1.7kg this week, which is fantastic, I'm ahead of myself on my goals now and feeling really good. My scales are still being a bit tempermental, but at least they're going down. <BR> Yay for me! Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:25:46 EST Jogging?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=371285 I JUST JOGGED FOR SEVEN MINUTES!!!! <BR> <BR> I did my interval walking podcast, 32 mins total, then thought I'd have a crack and jogging as far as I could. I jogged until it hurt, and I'm very proud of my achievement! Woo hoo! Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:31:03 EST Sticking to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=370541 I’m still going strong, getting through each day without too much trouble. It’s TTOM though, which has been making my feel tired, nauseous and sore. I took time out yesterday afternoon and had a 2 hour nap, which helped revive me. I felt a lot brighter when my alarm went off at 5.30am this morning! <BR> <BR> I’m nine days into the 100+ crunches a day, and have done 900 crunches, as promised. Once I get the hang of it with regular crunches I’ll start to mix it up a bit with different techniqu... Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:29:00 EST Feeling great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=363018 I'm really proud of myself, I got through last nights family do without overdoing my calories. I kept the snacks to a minimum, but still allowed myself a couple of bites of treats (mmm I love cheese!). I had a small serving of the steak and salad, and small serving of my mum's trifle (she'd be most offended if I didn't LOL). I thought I would have gone over calories, but when I got home and added it all up I was fine! Bonus! <BR> This morning I was even more motivated and went out for a half ... Sat, 6 Jan 2007 20:55:21 EST Feeling good now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=361436 I'm feeling good right now but yesterday was a bad day. I did good with my calories and exercise, but I was SO tired. I'm not sure why, I think maybe I've been over doing it. <BR> I wasn't going to exercise today, to give myself a rest, but thought a 30min walk would do me good. I tried out the Prevention Walking pod cast, 16min Beginner and 16min Advanced programs. They're great! The beginner was a little slow, I thought, "this is easy!". The Advanced is more the right pace for me. It was go... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 20:01:55 EST Going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=357153 Day four of the new year and I'm feeling quite positive and motivated. I think that focussing on my food and exercise is making me more aware of my current body shape, which I had been ignoring recently! But I still feel positive because I know that I'm doing something about it. I'm on my way to a healthier me. <BR> I joined the 100 crunches a day team yesterday, and have completed my first 200 in two days. It was a little tough, but I'll get there. I remember the days when I used to see a p... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 17:00:59 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=353404 I don't know how many times I 've "started" this journey, or yet another journal. Too many times to count. I could promise myself that I'll do this every day forever. But that's not achieveable. So instead, I'll promise myself to make good choices. Every meal is a choice to be healthy, or destructive. Every opportunity to exercise I make a choice to move, or not to move. Every time I look in the mirror I can make a choice about how to think about the reflection staring back at me. <BR> I hav... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 17:45:19 EST