WINNINGBATTLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WINNINGBATTLE WINNINGBATTLE'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/ Anja is alright. And i am back home safely. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162479 Thank you for all the messages and goodies since last time, much appreciated, and thank you for those who light a candle it is placed in a English church and i saw many there, i ask reverend who they were for many was for Aithley. <BR> <BR> I went to Cape town to pick up my sister belongs, it was hard thing to do, because her bed had of her lively scent. She hand a tendency to always use aroma shampoos and things and that is how it smelt, almost like she was still there. I wish she was, and... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:15:00 EST Didn't expect this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154119 I seemed to have been drawn to this site i don't know why, i guess it could be Aithley telling me look. And boy i didn't expect so many spark mails, replies to the last note and those so called goodies items. It is overwhelming and nice feeling that she touched the lives of many people. I do miss her. And nothing i can do can bring her back, i looked through some of the blogs she posted. And some team groups she belonged to to see what the fuss is about of sparkpeople, i am really glad she fo... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:56:53 EST Sad News on Aithley's behalf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148849 Not sure if i am doing this correctly. But i think it is how Aithley explained it to me. I am her brother Adrian she said she mentioned me a few times so you would know somewhat about me. I never thought i would have to actually write a note on her page, My parents got a phone call from a hospital in Cape Town. <BR> <BR> Not sure if she mentioned about going to Johannesburg with her roommate. I forget her name. For the weekend, The girls were beaten and lets not get into details. But their ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:19:26 EST Having issues with sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143639 Not sure what is wrong with it, not sure if i can even post this blog, but i will try, i tried posting my daily blog up a few times but no success, so i have to write today's daily blog tomorrow then. And update things tomorrow, before i head out with Anja to Johannesburg. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:14:50 EST Day 34 - 21st November 2012 - Africa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142739 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Today i seemed to have more energy than i have been, wonder what had caused me to be so tired in the past week, will see with my blood tests, not sure when they come, it may take 3 weeks, which will just be a week before i go home. Hopefully it comes sooner. <BR> <BR> I played soccer today, lol, i have no idea how long ago it was that i played it, there were some young children playing outside the clinic, Anja and I joined in, aswell as David, who is another employee t... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:15:11 EST Day 33 - 20th November 2012 - Girl on fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141829 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Wow so much congratulations for yesterday on my page , blog and status with my 1 month anniversary with sparkpeople, reading all those comments made me happy :) . Oh well that is an an understatement, i am always happy lol, i guess i should say it made me happier, lol. <BR> <BR> Today i went for a blood test to see if if my counts are low somewhere, as this week i have been really tired, i have not felt this tired since a small kid when i needed those naps because the ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:46:12 EST 1 Month Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140709 <em>384</em> <em>515</em> <em>384</em> <em>515</em> <em>384</em> <em>515</em> <em>384</em> <em>515</em> <em>384</em> <em>515</em> <BR> <BR> Wow i have made it through this, 1 month anniversary already, wow time does fly. <BR> <BR> So far i have lost a total of 1.2 Kg / 2.6 lbs and 28 cm / 11 inches. Not yet a dress size but it will come. I am amazed at the great progress i have made, i wanted to loose atleast 4 lbs a month, but that didn't happen, just a littl... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:25:54 EST Day 32 - 19th November 2012 - Higher and Higher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140703 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Ok i can do this, i almost didn't come by today, but i thought i should spend a little time on sparkpeople being officially my 1 month anniversary today. <em>384</em> <em>515</em> Wow time has really flown hasn't it? Today was better with food, no more temptations today with doughnuts or such. I had a tiring day today aswell, maybe i am not getting much vitamins not sure. I may ask for a blood test tomorrow to check on it. So if i am then i will purchase some mult... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:20:14 EST Day 31 - 18th November 2012 - Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139632 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Sunday is supposed to be rest day but i guess it was Saturday this week for that, today was not quiet or able to rest upon, Wow i have not feelt this tired with my job since i started with it about 5/6 years ago. This is a fairly sized clinic and there is people coming in and out, this hospital may have alone 1000 maybe more new patients each week, not everyone stays, some just come for shots, or to monitor their AIDS or HIV. And other conditions they may have. I am goo... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:31:48 EST Day 30 - 17th November 2012 - I'm into something good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138799 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Today i had a rest day, it was a good thing too because i needed it lol, i went into town and bought some elastic head bands, the ones that stretch over your head its like a bandana with elastic, hmm you probably know what i am talking about, i don't like the plastic, wired type of headbands they seem to hurt my head so this is a better option especially often i loose hair clips and i can never get it perfect in my hair lol. I wish i could upload photos to my laptop but ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:59:09 EST Week 4 - 10th to 16th November 2012 - Weight Loss: Semi Successful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137784 Week Note <BR> <BR> Ok this week wasn't so successful weight the scale, but i promised myself i would not beat myself too much over it, as i did loose some inches, so i have to keep thinking in my mind, i lost the fat, and i gained lean muscle. I have to remember that in times like this to keep me going, Because i know i can do it! And i will be hoping for a weight loss next week. It is semi successful this week with my weight though since i did not gain any weight either. And technically as... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:32:44 EST 100 days of Weight Loss - Day 3 - Do it Anyway! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137740 This day pretty much talks about determination and to be committed, ok so this is a good one for me :) <BR> <BR> Something to think about .... <BR> <BR> "I don't feel like exercising today! Does this sound familiar? Then what happens? Do you exercise even though you don't feel like it? Or do you give in and hang out on the couch because you don't feel like making the effort... " <BR> <BR> I have had days where i think where do i fit the time for exercise, i often have the feeling i am to... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:45:38 EST Journaling From The Heart - Workbook 1 - Assignment 5 - Relationship to self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137719 This assignemend is to focus on the words we used in assignment 4, <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127646 </link> <BR> <BR> and ask ourselves on the following questions: <BR> <BR> Think about your relationship to yourself. <BR> 1) Do you treat yourself as well as you treat others? <BR> 2) Do you give yourself adequate vacation time and bonuses (employee)? <BR> 3) Do you love yourself unconditionally (child)? <BR> 4)Are you always “there” for... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:25:24 EST Inner Journey - November Blog - Favourite Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137695 Within the group Inner Journey, this being the 3rd topic for this month, we have to talk about our favourite holiday, and food association with it. <BR> <BR> My favourite holiday is pretty much all of them but i really enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year eve which goes into New Year's day, which all seems to fall together in a matter of a month and a bit. I guess the reason why we associated these holidays with foods is because of family gatherings, i have never had a family gather e... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:47:00 EST Ok was Procrastinating now on top http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137686 Procrastinating is not fun once you think about it, The daily motivation quote i had today in my daily blog <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137570 </link> <BR> <BR> Which was <BR> <BR> “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on th... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:34:53 EST Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137653 Ok here i go into the 2nd week of the Boot camp challenge. Since i struggled with some of the videos of this 7 day boot camp videos, i managed to do the ones i could this week and a mix of other toning videos for the other days. <BR> <BR> This week we had to : <BR> <BR> 1) Follow your 7 day boot camp plan. <BR> <BR> We had to do atleast one 10 minute toning video each day, and that is what i did, i think i did about 4 of the boot camp videos this week and others were ones of Victoria's s... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:36:11 EST Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge - Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137647 Week 3 of this challenge, i did this challenge some what slower than intended but i guess i made it run with the 28 boot camp challenge that i am doing aswell. <BR> <BR> In this week we had to : <BR> <BR> 1) Try a sparkpeople workout video. <BR> <BR> Well this was an easy one to do since i am also working with 28 boot camp, so i am doing some of that into my program and other toning and great videos on sparkpeople, it is awesome. <BR> <BR> 2) Find something fun to do! <BR> Here are som... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:26:14 EST FFF - Wave Runners - Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137640 November 11 - 17 <BR> <BR> This week for the main challenge we had to cut out one processed food and see how it makes us feel with the end of the week. The food i choose was Icecream, I did have one temptations this week but i held it, But now from now on i will try not to have icecream more than twice a week, i am not at the stage yet where i can continue cutting it out, 1 week is more than enough at this time of time, Without icecream i sadly went into the other option of chocolates, But ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:17:16 EST November BSG - Luscious Lavenders - Week 3 - Blog : My Favorite Thanksgiving foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137601 Ok so i talked about my ways of Thanksgiving and my favourite memory in my last blog, here i am to write about my favourite thanksgiving foods. And this this year i won't be with my family for Thanksgiving, Adrian said that mother will prepare the same with Christmas for me when i am together with them. <BR> <BR> I always saw the main feature as turkey and who wouldn't it is so big and shiny, my mother often uses lard and such for braising. But hopefully this time she will try the herb roa... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:37:06 EST November BSG - Luscious Lavenders - Week 3 - Blog : My Favorite Thanksgiving Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137593 Into week 3 now and with Thanks giving coming up it is Thanksgiving related blogs. I don't celebrate same day as USA does, my family with English/Irish background has always celebrated it on the same day every year since i can remember. And that being 25th November. Exactly a month before Christmas, it has been done this way because Christmas has been materialized over the years, very little do you see it without Christmas presents, that seems to be the highlight of Christmas days rather than... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:28:55 EST Day 29 - 16th November 2012 - Happy Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137570 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Today i worked in the laboratory, taking blood and giving vaccinations. I do this so often in England, , but over in South Africa here it was quiet busy, i thought it would be a peaceful day, but seems like Friday here is a really busy day with the lab, I started at 9 am and just kept going, I did have my breaks, and i did get some walking today, well actually 2 walks. So i am slightly knackered, so i won't stop by much this evening, i guess i just have to stop by tomor... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:58:59 EST Day 28 - 15th November 2012 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136596 Daily Note <BR> <BR> I don't know why i have been so happy this week, but it feels great, right now i do feel like i am on top of the moon, i had alot of great things happen to me this week, but i don't know what actually gave me this ongoing happy bubble so to speak. At first my songs this month were from the 80s and now it has phased into really happy cheerful songs, although nothing wrong with that. lol. I think seeing the smiles on these children i work with is great aspect, i know many ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:25:29 EST Holding Self Accountable. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136060 I saw this link from another sparker The-More-Girl on her blog <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132625 </link> <BR> <BR> Telling about her accountability and sharing a message board link on the common boards which can be found here : <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=31&imparent=29252404 </link> <BR> <BR> Well this is what i wrote : <BR> <BR> The way i hold myself accountable, is coming ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:08:40 EST Day 27 - 14th November 2012 - The Happy Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135507 Daily Notes <BR> <BR> Ok so time has come now to post this up, i just wrote 2 short blogs, one of my spark goodie dilemma lol, and about spark guy stopping by my page with a note. <BR> <BR> I had another nice chat with my brother Adrian via a chat system. It is nice talking to him, i really look up to him, he is the best brother any little sister could have. I wouldn't want anyone else but him. Lol. We have always been pretty close so it is nice, i don't remember many arguments between us ... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:41:15 EST Eeeek Sparkguy stopped by my page! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135476 Ooooh coming by my daily notes on my page, i found one of sparkpeople founder, it took me by suprised, it kind of thrilled me a little too, lol. I feel like a small child getting candy, oh so giddy i am lol. I see that this doesn't often come so i feel so priveldged that he stoped by my page and left this note . <BR> <BR> " Thanks for supporting so many other members and have fun reaching your goals! <BR> <BR> SparkCheers! <BR> <BR> Chris (SparkGuy) <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> " Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:09:02 EST A sparkgoodie Dilemma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135473 <em>246</em> hahaha, i sent so much hugs out yesterday and today i actually ran out of points , funny that, But i will try and rack up my spark points to start sending them out again, i enjoy sending out spark goodies, i really do, it is so great to receive them too, i feel like its a small present on your page, the notes and such are amazing aswell, but i feel spark goodies a little more to me they feel like little presents because you always have to click view note to see the message insi... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:06:35 EST Day 26 - 13th November 2012 - Candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134322 Daily Notes <BR> <BR> Well the paint balling has an actual date now, later than what he was telling me, so February 1st it is then, have a few more weeks to loose the weight then. So 100 Kg / 200 lbs i wish to be. Now i have 12 weeks to try and loose this weight of 14.8 Kg / 32.6 lbs . So now it is 1.2 kg / 2.7 lbs a week. Maybe i can get away with it , if they have sizes for bigger people, its one where you wear work overalls type clothings one a painter would wear. We shall see but i will ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:44:33 EST Day 25 - 12th November 2012 - Gangnam Style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133136 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Well i feel a lot better today, good thing it was worn off after last night sleep. I am thinking for the days that i don't do the training 5K work on Tiffany Rothe, Denise Austin and Jillian Micahels. But now i found videos for Victoria Secret and they look great, so there is 4 options i guess i could do one each day i don't have the 5k on. Looks good. I am going to be trying the 17 day diet, and see how that goes. It is something i have not tried before, so i will see h... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:03:15 EST Day 24 - 11th November 2012 - Sweet Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131816 Daily Note <BR> <BR> I don't feel well, i guess it could of been the fish i ate for dinner, it could of been from the contaminated waters, i do not know. just been having tummy problems, so i will keep it short and get an earlier night rest. I will do some things on sparkpeople, but for most i will do it tomorrow morning or sometime. I still managed to get in a good walk today, so that counts for exercise. <BR> <BR> Great feedback of the 3 i was wondering which was a better workout, alot ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:00:29 EST November BSG - Luscious Lavenders - Week 2 - Blog : My Favourite Hobbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130934 So gone into week 2 for November Buddy Support Group with Aspire and Inspire spark group. And this week's topic is our favourite hobbies. It was to name just one of our favourite but i can't really choose lol. <BR> <BR> Aithley's Hobbies include: <BR> ~ Jewelry making <BR> ~ Watching movies <BR> ~ Watching cooking programs / cooking and trying new things <BR> ~ Writing <BR> ~ Scrap booking <BR> ~ Collage making <BR> ~ Painting <BR> ~ Arts and Crafty stuff <BR> ~ Learning something new <BR>... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:50:53 EST Day 23 - 10th November 2012 - Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130863 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Ok i didn't burst my bubble with exercise today, I am thinking i can get something in my lunch break and when i knock off at about 9pm ish. I only do small bits here and there though of 10 - 20 minutes, not too long in case i get called in for helping an old lady back in her bed, or cleaning up a patient, things do happen. I am glad there is also an open facility here for people who are not patients that can get free food here, its a good system here, its alot better, th... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:57:26 EST Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130448 I joined this group begin of the month, so i will work it through the month, i just completed week 1 of it, it is a fun and interesting challenge to do with sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Things we had to do for this week was .... <BR> <BR> 1) Set your goals <BR> <BR> Well personally i would like to loose about 3.5 kg / 7.7 lbs a month. Or close to it would be nice. And i would like to get in daily 40 minutes of fitness with atleast 5 days in a week 20 minutes cardio. And work on the 5K sparkp... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:54:58 EST Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130440 So week 2 of this group. <BR> <BR> In this week we had to ..... <BR> <BR> 1) Discover ways to add more activity to our days. We had to choose atleast 2 things from this list <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>motivation_articles.asp?id=870 </link> <BR> <BR> For me i choose to do take the stairs on every opportunity rather than the lift or escalators. It is a good way to get those extra calorie burns. And 2nd thing i choose was I create a song list from the motivational songs ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:45:23 EST FFF - Wave Runners - Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130394 November 4 - 10 <BR> <BR> This week was a good one, an easy one to do, and great for me to keep accountable with sparkpeople. For the main challenge we had to for the all 7 days to spin the daily login. We needed this to prove to ourselves of our commitments we made for ourselves to win this battle of the weight, for me it is true. I need to keep accounted this way to show my commitment. <BR> <BR> I did every day for 7 days this week to get my 30 points for the main challenge. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 09:45:58 EST Week 3 - 3rd to 9th November 2012 - Weight Loss : Successful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130363 Week Note <BR> <BR> Woohoo here another week, wow time is surely going fast. I have been in South Africa since the 4th of this week and it has been great so far. I am making small progresses with my weight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l352085587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> _______________ <BR> <BR> Week Weigh in <BR> <BR> It seems like i am a slower looser, but then again slow and steady wins the race, isn't it? This week i have lost 0.4 kg / 0.9 lbs and 1 cm / 0.4 ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 09:18:21 EST Day 22 - 9th November 2012 - Don't Stop Believin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129969 Daily Note <BR> <BR> I see there is a trait in my exercise this week, every second day its 60 or so minutes and the days between are 40 something, its almost like push it and then rest days lol, hmm is this healthy? I know medical stuff but when it comes to diets, and nutrition/fitness i know very little off it seems. I did have some weight loss today, being my weight loss day. I will write more about it in my week blog. <BR> <BR> I have noticed i needed some upper body strength / cardio ... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 21:05:56 EST Day 21 - 8th November 2012 - Be gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128617 Daily note <BR> <BR> Everything seems to be on track except one thing, and that is motivation to exercise, i am missing my routine, i have strange hours here so i can't particularly plan it out, i can say i do it in the evening but if i do it too late it can disrupt my sleep, and i don't want to do it early morning knowing we start pretty early i would wake up my room mate, since i share a room with this other young woman. How do i work around my bubble of exercise? I guess this is where i c... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 15:42:40 EST 100 days of Weight Loss - Day 2 - Interested of Committed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127685 This day challenge is about having your interests be also your commitment. We need both in order to succeed for our weight loss, and that is what i plan to do. <BR> <BR> Here are some of the book examples : <BR> <BR> "Interested: <BR> you tend to stay on your plan until something happens, a party, a vacation or you get discouraged." <BR> <BR> "Committed: <BR> you are committed to yourself and your goals and you stick with your approach or make reasonable adjustments." <BR> <BR> Things to... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 19:26:19 EST Journaling From The Heart - Workbook 1 - Assignment 4 - Who am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127646 My mood before going into this exercise is neutral yet content. <BR> <BR> We tend to think of ourselves as someone's else partner, sister , daughter or whatever, but do we really think of who we are? I know i need to start believing more in myself and stop thinking of reasons for others but only for myself, I am doing this for myself no one else so here is my list to who i am..... <BR> <BR> I am Aithley <BR> I am 25 years old <BR> I am a Libra <BR> I am a September child <BR> I am a grandd... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:47:36 EST CoHP - Fall Term - Huffelpuff - Fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127632 Within the Challenges of Harry Potter, I am on team Huffelpuff. We were meant to write a blog about fears, it could be private but i am thinking this way i could get advice aswell, which is well needed. For my team i will be getting 100 points toward Huffelpuff. <BR> <BR> I know i need to tackle on my fears and I will do that in my progress to my goal weight. <BR> <BR> I fear that this could be a never ending story with my weight, but i have to change that around and believe more in mysel... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 18:28:59 EST Thanksgiving soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127599 Well soon it will be thanks giving, They don't celebrate it here in South Africa but i came across this song, which was rather neat :) Are you having a Turkey? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=UODvu6As4Ug </link> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 17:48:19 EST Day 20 - 7th November 2012 - Love shack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127536 Daily Note <BR> <BR> Wow its already been a week of November, that went quickly didn't it? I have plans later this month to go into town and shop about, for Christmas or maybe for my brother's engagement, who knows what i will find, a bit of sight seeing too, it would be great, maybe go on a cruise we will see closer to the date. Either way i am looking forward to it not sure what is in stall though lol. I just like being out and about and don't have to worry about work at times. I am sure n... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:33:47 EST This is too cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126906 This is a footage of a mother telling her young child she ate all her Halloween candy, i love it how she reacts to it. She is the bigger one of this lol. Bad mommy! lol , Had to share. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO0fyrcJc74 </link> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 06:57:03 EST 100 + FSC - November Blog: Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126564 "We should talk about at least one of the changes we are making in our weightloss efforts. We will win in our efforts to lose weight. What are you planning to change to make that happen?" <BR> <BR> My changes is to plan ahead, and keep at it, planning goals is the key to success. I plan to change my attitude to myself, and the way i describe myself, i need to change in order to be more positive over myself. I need to exercise more, and keep in calorie range. I need to be in ranges for carbs,... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 19:46:03 EST Day 19 - 6th November 2012 - Eye of the tiger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126462 Daily note <BR> <BR> It was a nice day, i administrated some injections to children. Smiled and gave indication i understood an old woman talking Afrikaans, she just smiled and kept talking. I guess in some way i can see she was happy i was helping her. These people are are wonderful. Dinner was a bit odd, it was beef and vegetables with some sour yoghurt i think with sticky rice, had a very starchy taste to it. But overall it has been a great day. <BR> <BR> ______________ <BR> <BR> Novem... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:54:34 EST 100 days of Weight Loss - Day 1 - I used to be that way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125466 As you can see my 100 days won't be in a row, but i will continue the challenges within doing it in 100 days lol. <BR> <BR> This challenge is all about realizing what you did in your past that didn't help you loose weight and turning them around. <BR> <BR> List of fears <BR> - Fear of failure <BR> - Fear of judgement <BR> - Fear of the mirror <BR> - Fear of having photos taken <BR> <BR> List of Negative behaviors <BR> - Binge eating <BR> - Emotional eating <BR> - See that i was makin... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:45:41 EST Journaling From The Heart - Workbook 1 - Assignment 3 - A time to write http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125446 My mood going into this assignment is Neutral, a tad tired, but happy and content. <BR> <BR> We are to write a contract between ourselves and our journal, well my journal is pretty much here of my blog, i have not been actually writing anywhere else of my day so i will sign it for this :) <BR> <BR> 5 November 2012 , I promise to write every day atleast 1 blog, Sincerely Aithley. <BR> <BR> And that i will do. If i fall out of line please poke me lol. The time i wish to do it is end of da... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:30:39 EST Inner Journey - November Blog - End of Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125428 With the group Inner Journey, we have a topic given to us every so often, Well this new topic is . <BR> <BR> How can journaling help you in preparing to stay on your healthy journey for the holidays from Thanksgiving until Jan.1? <BR> <BR> Well for my case, is to continue with my daily blogs that i have, and the weekly ones too, keep doing the 100 day of weight loss blogs and Journalling from the heart blogs too. As well as team challenges <BR> <BR> I find that blogging is helping me keep ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:19:28 EST November BSG - Luscious Lavenders - Week 1 - Blog : Anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125420 Here comes November, week 1 of the challenges with BSG, It will be my first full month of this BSG challenge once i have completed it. <BR> <BR> This week we were allowed to blog about anything, i really wasn't sure what to blog, since i cover mainly everything in my daily blogs and such. <BR> <BR> Well i guess i will blog how great this group actually is, Its a bunch of happy and supportive ladies, We get divided into 3 teams, with even number of ladies. Each month we sign up and and get... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:12:35 EST FFF - Wave Runners - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125406 October 28th - November 3 <BR> <BR> Ok bit slow on blogging things, but i have alot going on for me :) <BR> <BR> This week's challenge was simple. For the main challenge we had to drink 16 oz of water first thing in the morning atleast 3 times for the week. <BR> <BR> I did that, it was a good challenge. It help me get a start to consuming my daily water intake of 8 glasses of 8 oz, so that pick me up 2 glasses each morning, was great, i actually did that for the full week, knowing how mu... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:05:22 EST