TRISH_CA's SparkPeople Blog TRISH_CA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community confused by body fat % I'm trying to see what my body fat % is, since my weight tracker suddenly has spots for that information. I found two different sites, and got very different results. <BR> <BR> The Livestrong website gave me a body fat % of 26.5. Wow, that's awesome, I'm average, almost fit! <BR> <BR> And gave me a body fat % of 36.16. Which makes me obese. <BR> <BR> I've tried another couple - one gave me 23%, the other 37. <BR> <BR> My BMI is 25.9, if that helps any? <BR> <B... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:06 EST so pleased I exercised last night with DH and my exercise buddy (and her daughter that she brought along). My knee was still quite sore, so we did the Sculpt workout for Power90, and I just skipped the lunges and squats. I upped the weights I was using for my arms to 3lbs instead of just soup cans, and did all the curls and presses and things. I'm so happy that I didn't let my knee derail me, and I feel like I accomplished a pretty good workout. Yay! <BR> <BR> It was a little disconcerting to have ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 15:00:35 EST so frustrating!!! Why is my knee sabotaging my weight loss efforts? That's the question I'm asking right now. If you look back in my blog, I injured my knee about a year and a half ago (one of the ligaments, according to my doctor). I took a few months off of exercise to rest & heal it. But I've re-injured it a few times since then (most recently by doing too much too soon with too much incline on the treadmill). <BR> <BR> I've recently begun Power90 with my hubby and a few friends, and I took off 2lbs,... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 18:20:30 EST Power90 day 1 My husband & I did the "Sweat 1-2" routine, and I must say it kicked my butt! I could NOT do most of the yoga (my arms are just not strong enough to go from downward dog to plank to upward dog). By the time I got done with all the kicking I could barely lift my legs at all. And the ab workout at the end was brutal. LOL I can always tell when I've done a good ab workout, I feel like I'm going to be ill. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to reread that in a month and say "hey its easier now!" <BR... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 18:21:21 EST its been a long time Well hello Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I've been gone so long. Mostly I was lazy, but I've made a few huge changes to my diet while I've been away. <BR> <BR> First big change - I went vegetarian in August. I'm really happy with it. One really funny side effect of this is that it really limits my fast-food options. And since I was eating way too much fast food before, this is a seriously good side effect :) <BR> <BR> Second big change - no more artificial sweeteners. I found that someti... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:10:32 EST hurt & cranky I managed to hurt myself. I'm still not sure exactly what happened but I think I tweaked my knees a bit when attempting to run on my treadmill. I'm new to running, and maybe I have bad form, I don't really know. And then I did the cancer relay here in town, walking quickly for 2 hours. And then a few days later my left knee hurt so bad I couldn't even straighten it. I went to the doctor earlier this week, and he says my knees are sprained and I need to rest for at least another week befo... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:42:19 EST have you felt like a goddess yet today? Tomorrow's the big day - the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I only got $100 in donations so far, and I was pretty disappointed but my DH pointed out that that's still $100 more than they would have without me. I'm walking for 2 hours tomorrow; I'm hoping we have nice weather. And I'm really hoping my knees feel better, they feel kinda achey/wierd and I dont' know why. I don't think I can blame my intervals of jogging on the treadmill, that was Wednesday night and my knees didn'... Fri, 7 May 2010 23:21:48 EST C25K day 1 Well, I did it. Sorta. I did my 5 minute warm up. Then did 10 minutes or so of the walk/jog and my legs got so sore & tired I alternated walk/fast walk for the rest of it. But its more jogging than I've ever done before, so I'm still happy with it. I'll definitely be doing week one again next week though. <BR> <BR> I did wonder if I was still too outta shape and I was being too ambitious starting this already. But I've just been enjoying the walking so much, and I've been wanting to ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 22:10:41 EST me, a runner? lets find out! I tried a bit of jogging last night on the treadmill. I misremembered what I'd read about the couch to 5k schedule, and thought I'd did the first day. I hadn't. I did 30 seconds of jogging per 5 minutes, for 1/2 hour total. But hey, its still jogging, and I"m still quite pleased with myself. And I felt quite tired and ready to quit after 1/2 hour, but by the time I made it upstairs I realized I still felt like doing stuff - so I did some dishes, and got dinner started. And today at work... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:44:37 EST Hi wagon, nice to see you again. I wasn't feeling well yesterday, so i totally fell off the wagon - dinner was Kraft Dinner and ginger ale. No idea why, but KD seems to settle my tummy when its really grumbly. And of course I didn't exercise. Lunch today was more KD. I arrived at dinnertime today having eaten no fruits or veggies today unless you count the apple juice with lunch. Hubby & I had to go to Costco tonight and while we were there we picked up some tortillas and tzatziki. So dinner was two wraps and tzatziki... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:53:38 EST funny what can motivate me First - a confession. I always found it tough to get motivated to exercise, I *like* being a lazybutt in my recliner playing videogames or watching tv or working on my x-stitch. My hobbies are all fairly sedentary, I don't like sports. <BR> <BR> Well, I bought myself a Polar heart-rate monitor a few weeks ago, and its funny how motivating it is for me! I'm excited to use the treadmill now, or even walk home from work (5km!!) and I watch that watch like a hawk, seeing what my heartrate is,... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:28:56 EST Donated blood I'm really happy with myself today. I just donated blood, and it turned out it was for the 10th time. It feels amazing that I may have helped 30 people over the past few years, may have even saved lives. I'm just a regular girl, but it makes me feel a bit like a superhero. <BR> <BR> Today was a darn good day! Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:44:09 EST heady feeling of success I just weighed myself. I'm officially down 10 lbs since re-starting with sparkpeople at the beginning of March. I feel really giddy/excited/happy/proud. And grateful to everyone who's supported me and inspired me. <BR> <BR> To everyone who's posted on my blog, who's responded to any of my questions on the boards, and who's posted blogs that have sparked something in my head when I needed to hear it, thank you! I can only hope that I affect others that <BR> way too. <BR> <BR> I'm gra... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 11:07:14 EST Starting small I had joined the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp, with great intentions. I was going to exercise 1/2 hour a day plus the videos, which was the challenge. Well I hadn't been exercising at all before that, so the sudden increase made me really tired and of course I didn't last long in the challenge. <BR> <BR> So, here we go again. Starting small, just like Spark says we're supposed to. I'm giving myself weekly challenges, and rewarding myself if I make them. Last week I challenged myself t... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:53:36 EST tired I'm so tired today. I'm thinking maybe today needs to be a day off from cardio, maybe I just need a rest. Today at work was really hectic. In a good way. It was really productive, but still hectic. Does running errands for my boss & being a gopher count as cardio? Hehe. I'm not complaining though, I actually really enjoy that part of my job. Just not sure I had enough energy for it today. Tue, 5 May 2009 18:36:41 EST bootcamp day 2... tired now Today I did both days of bootcamp videos. Couldn't do it yesterday because our home office is too cramped to do kickboxing in. I still need to do 20 minutes of cardio, and boy am I sleepy. I know the cardio will wake me up, but its hard to find the motivation. <BR> <BR> This is a huge increase to how much exercise I was getting before. I guess it'll take me a few days to get back into the swing of it and get some energy. <BR> <BR> Ok, I'm off to go get some cardio before I start ... Mon, 4 May 2009 22:47:56 EST Bikini bootcamp I start the bootcamp today. Ok, here's my starting stats, from yesterday's weigh-in. <BR> <BR> weight: 177.7 lbs <BR> waist 89 cm <BR> hips 104 cm <BR> thigh 62 cm <BR> <BR> My goal is to leave the 170s behind... <BR> <BR> I'm a little worried about doing the videos though. My office is pretty small, and there won't be room to do any movement in here. I'll figure out something though, DH thinks maybe we can hook it up to the tv in the living room somehow. <BR> <BR> Healthier me, h... Sun, 3 May 2009 13:33:17 EST i'm a sillyhead In my last post I talked about doing renos & how I've stopped really exercising cause I'm "too busy". So how stupid is that? Yes, having a nice painted living room is important, but how is it more important than my health? I say I want to be healthier, why am I making excuses to avoid doing the work? <BR> <BR> I'm lazy. Lazy, lazy. Always been that way. I'm much happier to sit on my butt and watch tv or play video games than exercise. Much happier to curl up with a book in a sunbeam o... Sat, 2 May 2009 11:35:10 EST renos & falling kinda off the wagon DH and I are painting our living room/dining room. This involves lots of moving furniture, ripping down nasty (painted) vinyl wallpaper, soaking & scraping off whatever is left on the wall (not sure if its the backing, or whatever), washing the wall, puttying, sanding, primer, paint. We're taking our time & doing one wall a week. But I also like to be fairly lazy. So between the renos & taking time to veg out, I'm not really taking any time to exercise (unless you call all the stuff invol... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:20:11 EST thanks Sparkpeople! I haven't lost much weight yet, but I definitely notice that Sparkpeople is teaching me how to be healthier. I know I'm eating more fruits and vegetables than I was before, and healthier protein too. <BR> <BR> I'm also learning to enjoy how my body feels after a cardio workout, or lifting my teeny 3lb dumbbells. Learning that the ache the day after lifting weights is a good ache. This is wierd for me - I'm normally pretty lazy, and this is turning my world upside down a little. In a g... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:28:16 EST A really good day :) I had a really good day. <BR> <BR> Had a friend over today. We made some healthy Sparkpeople recipes, watched some dvds, and showed each other some exercises with her dumbbells and resistance bands. I also did the 10 minute kickboxing bootcamp video. <BR> <BR> After she left I entered all my foods in the nutrition tracker - I was actually in my ranges for everything I track (except fiber - and i was close). I guess I'm starting to be able trust my body when it tells me it wants certain... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:57:42 EST Me - jogging I always used to be quite out of shape. I tried jogging on the treadmill before and always had to quit because I felt sick. <BR> <BR> Last night I jogged! I was on the treadmill for 28 minutes and in that time I jogged 3 times, for a minute or more each time. And it felt good - I was breathing heavy but I didn't feel sick. I actually felt happy... happy doing exercise - this is new for me. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'm starting to get in shape :) Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:54:36 EST