TOXICANGEL-NZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TOXICANGEL%2DNZ TOXICANGEL-NZ'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/ Joining gym bunnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317881 I've finally given in and decided that what I do here at home isn't enough for what I'm looking for in my life, I NEED MORE...so.... <BR> <BR> My daughter and I joined the gym. Woop, I'm so happy that not only have I joined, I have someone to support me, and who better than my daughter. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to start!! <BR> <BR> Peace out <BR> xx Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:04:50 EST A crazy different sort of workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313164 So usually I run to the end of my street and back....go on the Elliptical Trainer, or do a workout from my eyetoy.. <BR> <BR> We have recently moved house to a 'farm house' out in the country. It's SO beautiful, peaceful and serene. I thought something different, something a little crazy for a sunny Saturday. <BR> <BR> Everywhere has been SO brown, and colourless and dry, and thanks to the bit of rain we have been having lately, the grass is starting to green. <BR> <BR> So I took off, IPO... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 23:06:22 EST Not smoking AND running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311757 Check me out! <BR> <BR> 3 WEEKS SMOKE FREE! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> I am trying to compensate smoking for fitness. (I don't want 'stop smoking weight')... It's going pretty awesome. <BR> I lost a lot of weight before with spark and got too comfortable hence why I'm going hard again after putting a majority of it back on. I used to RUN, I used to love it! <BR> I stopped....Why? I have no freaking idea. <BR> <BR> So here I am again. Running. <em>312</em> The times in between running an... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 18:09:43 EST I am a NON smoker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291897 This is the first blog I have posted in what seems like forever. <BR> I have stopped smoking, it's been 4 days now, and I have to admit, it's hard, and it is just one day at a time. <BR> I read a lot of articles about people who stop smoking putting on weight. <BR> It read <BR> Smoking burns 200K per day <BR> Smoking speeds up your metabolism <BR> Smoking can supress hunger <BR> <BR> Again I only read it....the thing for me, is that I am CHOOSING not to listen. My weight loss has been really... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:10:08 EST What's happening to me?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886122 Sheesh, just when I think I'm back on a roll, the "I can't be bothered exercising" bug comes to bite me. <BR> I do lead a busy life, but when I lost all of my weight before, I did then too. <BR> So what's happening this time?? <BR> <BR> How do I stay on track? I can remember when I lost the weight last time, how good it felt, and that my clothes fell off me, and that when I looked into the mirror, I liked what was looking back at me. Even using those thoughts don't want to work this time. <B... Thu, 17 May 2012 17:22:27 EST Out of my comfort zone?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544160 Ok, so I have a wedding to go to on Saturday, a dear friend. <BR> My hubby is the best man...I thought to myself, what the hell am I going to wear??? <BR> <BR> I have purchased myself a beautiful stunning 'little' black strapless dress. YES you heard right! <BR> EVEN high heels. Last time I walked in heels I made an ass of myself hahaha <BR> I havn't dressed like that in AGES! <BR> <BR> Tried it on, feeling good, can walk ok, self cheek I don't look like mutton meat dressed as lamb, and I... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:13:48 EST Tomb Raider http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538301 Ok, I admit it, I am a playstation freak! <BR> <BR> My fav game of all time is Lara Croft's Tomb Raider! <BR> <BR> So this game has brought me a new goal. We have, next year got a dress up party to go to. It's a "come as your fav movie character". <BR> <BR> I WANT TO GO AS LARA CROFT!! <BR> <BR> This will mean.... <BR> Short shorts <BR> Leg holsters with sexy guns <BR> AND <BR> A short top! <BR> <BR> Wow, big ask, but I am GOING TO DO IT! <BR> <BR> Isn't it funny the goals we get in mi... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:22:29 EST Upsetting, but a good thing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4534753 I have just ...again....started to Spark, with this time, no looking back. <BR> <BR> I was going over some old files, and found in them something from 2009 I had printed off when I lost 40 pounds with Spark People. It was all my blogs for around 8 months! <BR> I read them and look back to how happy I was and how motivated I was. <BR> What happened to me??? <BR> I was nearly at goal weight, and now 18 months later I got too comfortable and put 20 of those dreaded dang pounds back on, and al... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:47:07 EST HOW MANY TIMES!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415080 How many of you have done this and done it well? <BR> How many have felt SO great on this life changing journey? <BR> How many times did you look into the mirror and say "I look great"!? <BR> How many times did you work so damn hard you hurt and sweat? <BR> How many times did you walk away from your workout feeling awesome and empowered? <BR> How many times did you see someone you hadn't seen for ages, and they noticed how great you look? <BR> How many times did you go to your closet and try ... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 18:21:16 EST Finding my Birth Parents.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213762 Wow what a journey! <BR> I applied to get my original birth certificate, and what made me want to take this journey was because the class im taking at the moment at University asks us to look into our family history. Well that was hard for me, as I really didn't know anything about who I was or what nationality I am etc. <BR> To cut a long story short, I did meet my birth mother years ago, and things didnt really go as planned, she wasn't the sort of woman that I wanted in mine or my children... Fri, 6 May 2011 06:33:14 EST Backward AND Forward grrrrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4021476 Well my good situation is that I am at Uni now doing my degree is Social Sciences, and LOVING LOVING IT! <BR> I havnt used my brain for soooooo long now, that I wondered weather I still could use that part hehehe. Well, the learning part anway. I AM! It is so exciting... <BR> ANNNYYWWAAYYY... <BR> The backward is of course my weight and workouts. What is wrong with me....I used to be so good...so dedicated...so....everything it took for me to do what I needed to do. <BR> Now I find making e... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 03:02:05 EST I NEED Spark! --SUGGESTIONS welcome!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2732563 It seems I have been away for SO long! <BR> I didn't mean to not sign in or track my calories, things just happened that way, and I didn't have control over it. (OK I probabaly did but.....) <BR> <BR> I feel like I have gone SO backward. I am back up to 167 pounds! GRRRRRRR <BR> <BR> After Christmas and during, I did really watch what I ate, but I guess I got a little TOO comfortable. I worked out only once in a while too. <BR> <BR> I have started a new and demanding job which seems to ta... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:45:39 EST New Job---New Granddaughter---but on 2 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2547840 I have been away in Palmerston North for a week while my first Granddaughter was born.... <BR> <BR> I have realised TWO things while taking that week down there <BR> <BR> 1/ I NEED to track my calories! <BR> 2/ I NEED to workout at least a few times a week! <BR> <BR> I am up 2.2 pounds. I didn't track ONCE while I was there, as lack of Internet, and was up for 30 hours non stop while waiting for the birth of Isabella....I worked out once in a week. Only a short power walk, but was so e... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 16:52:15 EST I AM A GRANNY!!!!! my Grandaughter is FINALY here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2544524 Well, after waiting for so long, she is here! <BR> <BR> Isabella Frances Weighing in at 8 pounds 11 oz. <BR> <BR> My daughter inlaw had a pretty rough time with the delivery and labour, but all is great now! She was born on the 3rd of November, and I AM IN LOVE!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/5/b656623518.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/2/b228780168.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/2/b723424284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> isnt she... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 15:41:47 EST School Bullying grrrrr - - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2513306 My 12 yr old daughter Taylah is being bullied at school.... <BR> <BR> I never realised how bad it was until this morning. I just thought it was 'girls being girls', but when my wee one started to actualy get physicaly sick, I knew it was serious. <BR> I never knew how much words alone can hurt! I guess with boys they may have a 'punch up' and thats that, but girls are different. Girls are sensitive (well my girl is) and take things to heart. <BR> There is a group of around 4 or 5 girls pick... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:34:35 EST Little things can make you feel SO good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2479643 When I started this amazing transformation, I got myself some DVD's to do at home. One of them was Billy Blanks Boot Camp (kick boxing strength training) <BR> OH MY it kicked my ass SO hard....it was a 55 min DvD and all I could manage was 15 mins!! <BR> <BR> I havn't really been working out at home that much, mainly at the gym, but last night I decided to stay in and do a DVD and decided on Billy.... <BR> WOW! I did the WHOLE THING!! <BR> So in one year I went from only being able to do 15 ... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:01:15 EST THANK YOU ALL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2463741 WOW at my blog being seletcted for blog of the day... <BR> <BR> Thank you SO much for all your comments, goodies, and emails. I am truly blessed, and am feeling that right now... <BR> <BR> BIG HUGE HUGS FROM NEW ZEALAND TO YOU ALL!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll rock! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:18:30 EST Anti wrinkle cream and workout DVD's OH what a night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2463737 So last night, it was a cold, wet, miserable night here in Hamilton, so after doing dinner for my family, I decided not to go to the gym and workout at home.....I used exerciseTV for the first time on the internet. IT ROCKS! <BR> So I get myself organised, settle the family into whatever they were doing, then loaded up a full workout. 40 mins long....it took SOOOOOO long to load, as I have run out of broadband for the month hehehe. <BR> So yay it's loaded finaly at freaking 9pm!! <BR> I get i... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:16:28 EST My Dad loves me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2439310 You are probably thinking "course he does"..... <BR> <BR> I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident nearly 20 years ago, and also lost contact with my Dad over that time. He moved to Australia, and we only saw each other around 4 times total in those 20 years! <BR> I can never remember my Dad telling my Brother and I that he loves us. Mum did, but for some reason or another, Dad never did. <BR> <BR> I FINALY caught up with him weekend just gone. He has been in New Zealand for a week for a ... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:26:48 EST Job Interview....! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2436785 Oh my goodness.... <BR> <BR> I am so un-happy in my work. The rest of my life is GREAT but work really sucks. Only because of my boss (long story, but hes an ass), and its not really what I want to do. (I work in the Insurance Industry). <BR> <BR> I want something more exciting, not so boring and something that will make my day go fast because I'm so busy! <BR> <BR> So I have been looking around, and I had a call from one of the jobs I applied for. <BR> <BR> I have an Interview this Frida... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:45:27 EST My name is Nina and I am a............... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2423734 *Steps up on soap box* <BR> <BR> My name is Nina, and I am a Spark-A-Holic! <BR> <BR> I have been 'clean' for nearly one year... <BR> <BR> Nearly one year ago, I came across this site while searching the internet for calorie trackers. <BR> <BR> I joined, a little skeptical, made a profile, and began to check out other's profiles. I plugged my stats in, and away I went. <BR> I had attempted to shed weight ALOT! With different programs, pills etc, and just came to the conclusion that nothi... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:56:09 EST Woohoo baby SCAN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2417901 Oh wow!! <BR> <BR> My son text me the other night, and said "Mum check your emails".. <BR> <BR> I opened it to find my Grand daughter on the screen who is due in about 4 weeks time! WOW! <BR> Ain't she precious, and going to be a little porker hehehehe <BR> <BR> My daughter in law still has a month to go and baby girl is ALREADY 6 pounds 4oz hehehehehe <BR> <BR> How exciting! <BR> <BR> Hugs from the new GRANNY! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/2/b426296471.jpg"> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 18:30:19 EST Will they notice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2366022 I am travelling about 5 hours this Friday to spend the weekend with my son who is turning 21. We are having a party for him, and have alot of old friends coming. <BR> For some reason I'm kinda stressing that no one will notice my weightloss. I'm not sure if im being silly or not, its just that the people around me see me every day, and I've seen no one that I havn't seen for ages, so I'm kinda nervous... <BR> <BR> Hope im not being dramatic....I have gone from 205 pounds to 161, surely someo... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 21:06:38 EST No more cushion! Small but strange achievements! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2362146 Before.... <BR> I would sit on a couch, or chair or whatever and always have a cushion hiding my belly.....I would just say its because it was comfortable, but not really, it was to hide my 'bits', as they would sorta flab around while I sat down, and hang over stuff, ya know. lol <BR> Now... <BR> NO MORE CUSHIONS.... <BR> Its strange, the little things you notice as you shed weight. <BR> I was watching TV the other night, had my feet up and laxed out, and my daughter said "Ma wheres the cus... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:23:32 EST Yay for new measurements! Boo to the Scales! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2346620 When I started my journey I recorded everything! All of my measurements, and weight etc and recorded it in a diary. <BR> <BR> A few months, we had a HUGE spring clean, and somehow we must have thrown the diary out, so all of my original stats went out the window....bummer! So really I had NO idea of my orignial measurements.. :-( <BR> <BR> When I joined the gym about 7 weeks ago, my personal trainer again took measurements...Then she measured me again last night... <BR> <BR> Here are th... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:20:12 EST Elliptical - Weird Discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2320476 Wow, I made a pretty weird discovery at the gym last week! <BR> <BR> Since I started at the gym I have been working my butt off on the Elliptical, Treadmill etc etc. I always use the same machine (elliptical), and yes sweat, but thought, how could this burn so many cals, it really isn't a hard work out *Insert puzzled face*. <BR> <BR> So last week, the machine I usualy use was taken, so I jumped on one of the other Ellipticals, I thought that they were all the same....this one was 'slightly... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:28:32 EST The new Fear in my life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2313355 Most people are scared of dying, leaving loved ones, never seeing the sun again, never seeing that Grand Child smile, or walk, or giggle.... Some even in their selfish thoughts don't want to die, just because they will miss out on things in life. <BR> I am...in some ways scared of that. <BR> I lost my 20 yr old Brother 19 yrs ago in a motorcylce accident, and knowing that I will see him again puts a cap on on that fear of leaving this place. <BR> I have a fear of spiders. Yeah, I do the reall... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:51:08 EST Okay Nina - - Get your A INTO G girl!... Motivate ME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2301330 I feel so slack the last few weeks. I've come so far, and don't seem to be getting any further! <BR> Ive sat around the 165... down a few up a few and I can't seem to motivate myself to work REALLY hard....this is SO what I want but come on, what the heck is going on?! <BR> <BR> I have weeks or (nights) at the gym, where I will work my ass off, and I mean sweat! Then come the end of week, and it all slows down.. <BR> <BR> I want...no NEED to get into the funk of making this every day, not j... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 21:17:12 EST Good News Vrs The Bad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2273576 Well..... <BR> <BR> I went to try on some jeans yesterday, as all of mine are too big, (thats great)... I have always been a size 16-18 (In new zealand sizes) <BR> I thought, hmmm what sizr should I grab...I grabbed a 14, and THEY WERE TOO BIG!!!! Holy cow batman I nearly died in the dressing room, when I then grabbed a size 12 and they fit, oh how SASSY is that! <BR> So thats the good news...NO I mean the great news.. <BR> <BR> The bad is..... <BR> I went to get some new bras, and I am us... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:55:28 EST Found this today.......WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2265083 I found this today, I really love sayings and quotes, and this was bloody awesome!! <BR> <BR> A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. . . . <BR> <BR> Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 22:45:50 EST IF I WAS TALLER!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2251437 I'm just having a monent! <BR> <BR> Wondering..... <BR> Hmmm if I was taller, I would look slimmer! Wouldn't I. <BR> I am 5 foot 6 inches, and if I was 5 foot 10 I wouldn't need to lose as much weight> <em>198</em> . LOL <BR> <BR> In saying that... <BR> I got on the scales this morning, and it has moved from 165 to 164.5 soooo I guess I am getting there. <BR> <BR> YO YO for the tall peeps out there baybee!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Rant over <em>100</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:17:48 EST Sheesh, 11 pounds to goal, and can't shake it..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2213901 So I have 11 pounds to get to my first goal of 155. <BR> <BR> I have been sitting on 166 for SO long now...but <BR> I was in hospital, so did no workouts, and guess I didn't really watch what I ate. AND I have just started strength training, and people are saying that mucsle weighs more than fat, so maybe im getting bulky hehehehe <BR> <BR> I was looking over my profile, and looking at my weight bar, and really didn't even click that I only had 11 pounds to go.. I t hink its probably all a... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 21:34:19 EST Silly silly girl ! ! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2196137 Well I am a silly billy!! <BR> My shoulder has been sorta aching for a few days. I actually woke up 2 days ago with a slight pull in it, and yesterday was a bit o0o0o...but felt ok by the time I went to the gym. <BR> <BR> So WHAT DOES SHE DO!?!?! <BR> Strength training! <em>198</em> <BR> You silly silly girl.... <BR> <BR> *Stamps feet and has a kiddy tanty* (well actually I think if I did that it would hurt)> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Now, waking up at 5am I could hardly bloody move... oh y... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:28:13 EST From ordinary day to hospital stay... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2169221 Well..... <BR> I have had the week from hell (last week).. <BR> <BR> For the last few weeks, the vision in my left eye has been getting worse, and I have lumps on my neck (left side). <BR> I went to the docs a few weeks back and he said if no improvment in 4 weeks, come back. <BR> The following week the lumps started to hurt (he told me they were lymph nodes), and my site was getting worse. <BR> I went back and he sent me straight to the eye clinic at the hospital, which upon testing they to... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 18:16:48 EST Strength Training.....woot woot - Go me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2124315 Wow, the whole journey for me so far has been... <BR> <BR> Fitness DVD's - WATP and Billy Blanks Bootcamp <BR> Running/Walking the street <BR> I have just purchased a Yoga DVD too, so looking forward to doing that.. <BR> <BR> BUT I have lost nearly 40 pounds with these alone (and calorie counting) <BR> <BR> Well I joined the gym, and am LOVING IT! I do treadmill, Cycle, and Elliptical. I do around 20 mins on each, which is a pretty good calorie session for me. <BR> <BR> (Secret - shhhhh... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 22:17:55 EST Fitness Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2102290 Well.... <BR> <BR> I had my first appointment with my personal trainer last night. SO funny, she weighed (the silly gym scales weighed me heavier than home DOH!! <em>198</em> ) measured me etc etc, then said, 'ok fitness test time' oh crikey I thought lol <BR> So on this test bike thingie I got, and had to keep the revs in between 60-65 for 10 mins, as the time went on it got harder, and I was attached to this HRM thingie, and watched my heart rate go up as the minutes ticked by...I was thi... Thu, 28 May 2009 18:01:12 EST YAY I finaly got the courage!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2077173 I NEVER ever thought I would enjoy running so much.... <BR> <BR> I hadn't joined a gym (mainly self concious reasons), most of my exercise has been either at home, or walking the street or walking/running at the lake. <BR> I went to go running at the lake after work, and when I got there, it POURED down with rain. I sat in the car park and thought hmmmmm there's a gym on the way home around the corner, so off I went, and thought why not?! <BR> <BR> I went along, and ran on the treadmil for ... Wed, 20 May 2009 00:22:01 EST 205 - 169 -The heartache, the Joy, the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2020875 I came to the conclusion last evening that I can NEVER remember (from 20 yrs old) being 169 pounds! When I was around 23 I remember going to weight watchers. Back then I had to weigh EVERYTHING I ate! The woman, from what I can remember was a bit useless, as about 2 weeks later I pulled out, and just accepted the fact that I would be "fat". I hated myself, and my body. I had had two children at that stage, and my then husband never complained about my weight, so that was that. Since having ... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:21:07 EST Men LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1970208 My man, bless his heart is the cutest thing since sliced bread, but man, sometimes I could attack him with a big fat burger! LOL <BR> <BR> He is totaly in control of his weight, by saying that, he doesn't need to lose it. He EATS, by crikey he eats. Chippies, cakes, icecream, you name it, if its 'fat' he eats it, and of course doesnt put on a pound. One cookie goes straight to my ASS! LOL <BR> <BR> Im such a good girl, and resist the tempation that my pantry is full of! I do have my 'I'... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:52:33 EST 3,500 fitness minutes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1946525 Oh my lord, its hard to believe that I have achieved 3,500 fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> Just 6 odd months ago, I hated fitness, I hated any sort of it until I found this site. Now its a part of my every day routine. I LOVE IT! The way it makes me feel, it helps me sleep, and after my work outs, I feel sooooo great!! <BR> <BR> This morning I put on some pants for work that I havn't worn in about 5 months and they fell off my hips! I couldn't believe it. I was a bit annoyed, but overjoyed at t... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 23:24:51 EST Impatience - Nina Lets Rant Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1937538 Oh man, I am having an impatient last few days.... <BR> <BR> The weight isn't coming off quick enough! <BR> Am I sick of eating like this? <BR> Am I sick of exercising? <BR> Am I sick of being me? <BR> Am I sick of being SO hard on myself? <BR> Am I sick of having plataues? <BR> <BR> Some days, I am ALL of the above, .....I'm scared of reaching another plataue and thinking that I'm NEVER going to get to my goal weight.... <BR> <BR> I trudge on, most days, don't get me wrong, I'm learning t... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:59:54 EST Oh dear, what a weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1905988 Wow, what a terrible weekend I had. With my daughters 18th came a 'few' drinks, and a 'few' foods I shouldn't have eaten. <BR> I didn't weigh myself this morning, I didn't want to be disappointed, so I'll just work hard this week, and forget the weekend didn't happen! <BR> <BR> Onward and upward! Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:27:38 EST This wonderful new found life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1832624 For me this journey has been about the little things. Sometimes I do obsess over the scales, but then just keep telling myself that inches are coming off, and muscle is coming! <BR> My rings are looser. The eternity ring my partner gave me last year, is now sitting on my middle finger as it keeps falling off my married one. Fantastic, great because I told him I had to have a new one hehehehe *evil grin*. <BR> I can, now for the first time last night run one full mile without stopping, and ru... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:55:30 EST WoooHooo ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1826630 Wow, I jumped on the scales this morning, and I've lost another 4 pounds! <BR> Holy heck, I think I may have finaly broken the plateau! <BR> <BR> I sooo hope so! <BR> <BR> 205 pounds down to 174 and 10 inches off all over my body! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/5/b852947429.jpg"> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:22:08 EST Now a Duathlete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1820216 Sunday just gone, I ran my first Duathlon! <BR> <BR> 3.5k run <BR> 10k bike <BR> 1.5k run <BR> <BR> I did it in 1 hour 22 mins. Not too bad for a first. <BR> I never ever thought in my lifetime, I would EVER do anything like this. Im now more detirmined to get fitter, more running etc. <BR> Im looking forward to next year, to do it again now! <BR> <BR> GO ME! Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:26:33 EST I'M GUNNA BE A GRANNY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1807047 Cam (My son) called me this to let me know that Im going to be a Grandmamma!!!! <BR> <BR> WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO <BR> <BR> I cant wait!! <BR> <BR> I cant stop giggling like a silly old bat lol Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:20:45 EST AHHHH... 10 DAYS TO GO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1787825 Oh my lord, I looked at the calender yesterday, and realised that my very first Duathlon is only 10 DAYS AWAY! <BR> <BR> I paid for it yesterday, so no turning back. <BR> I have so many thoughts running through my mind. <BR> Am I ready?! <BR> Can I do this?! <BR> <BR> <BR> YES YES to both. You know, for me its only going to be about crossing the finish line. I dont care if im still running at midnight, I want to cross it! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:48:20 EST Its so darn hard sometimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1760880 This is suppose to be my new way of life.... <BR> <BR> Well ok it is, and that part im finding great. The part I hate is that it is SOOOOO easy to put weight on, you know, like put on a pound over night for crying out loud, but its SOOOO bloody hard to remove! <BR> I know the scales can lie and cheat, when you have your time of month etc, or you've weighed at the end of the day.. <BR> Im just having a bad day - a bad day at work, and getting a little frustrated with the scales. I have asked ... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 22:35:57 EST The REAL Inspiration.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1729085 For me SparkPeople is my new life. Ok apart from my hubby, kiddies etc... <BR> The true inspiration for me has been not only counting my calories etc, but looking at others pages. <BR> It FREAKS me out to see some of the beautiful people on here. Totaly blows my mind, and most say "If I can do it, anyone can do it". <BR> Thanks to those people, I am starting to believe that now......I am so happy right now within my life! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:15:49 EST Just a way of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1705223 I am so thankful, that finaly my brain/body is telling me that this new path im on is "Just a way of life" and NOT a diet. <BR> When people notice that I have dropped a few pounds (Isnt that a great feeling, when people notice) and asked how. I reply "Spark People, and "Just the new way of life". <BR> It's great, I had/have tried so many different diets, fads etc, and none seem to stick with me. They all seem to teach you good things yes, but what they DON'T teach you is "Its just a way of li... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 03:28:08 EST