XIAOLINMEI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=XIAOLINMEI XIAOLINMEI'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/ Finally, back on track. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756979 I had to recover from an ankle sprain before I could start walking again and that among other things caused a minor depression. <BR> <BR> Overall, I've had some progress in the past few weeks, my body has started to change. I feel more fit as days pass and my weight bothers me less throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I've not followed my nutrition plan correctly, but the only consequence is that I've not lost as much weight as I would have normally lost by now. Good thing is that I didn't gain an... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:57:38 EST 5 Miles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743535 First day of the "real" diet, and everything went well! <BR> <BR> Ate what I was supposed to eat, and even exercised double the time I had initially planned! I walked for 2 hours, 5 Miles total! <BR> <BR> And all this while I felt a bit down today. It takes time to adjust to sudden changes in one's life. But maybe for the first time in my life, instead of feeling depressed and throwing myself to food, I just went out and walked. And once I was done, I thought I could walk some more, so I r... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:17:00 EST Meal Plan is ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742839 So tomorrow is going to be the first day that I eat on a meal plan! Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> I have thought of interchanging things a lot when it comes to breakfast. That way I will not feel like I am on an actual diet. I thing variety is a key when it comes to breakfast. Again thank you for all the lovely ideas <em>129</em> Plus, I tend to have less sugar cravings in the evening if I have had a breakfast that I really enjoyed on that day. <BR> <BR> As for lunch, I plan to have plenty o... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:39:26 EST Boooooored :P http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741584 Today I've been bored out of my mind, it has been extremely hard to focus on any task at all, and all day long it felt as if everything went in slow motion. Very weird day <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> But what matters is that nothing stopped me from keeping myself active. I walked back home instead of taking the metro and I went for my evening walk as well. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today I ve been thinking that I do not want to be a slave of my food. Food should be about nutrition, not a way... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:11:39 EST Walking or running and.... breakfast ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740891 Today my evening walk turned out to be a 4 Km walk! I felt like pushing harder today so I chose a different route. When I came back home and checked the activity tracker could not believe that I had just spent almost an hour walking! <BR> <BR> The truth is that I walk every day because I don't feel confident enough to start running on a treadmill yet. I m worried that it is going to put too much pressure on my knees. After all, I have never tried running before while weighing 207 pounds <e... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:09:34 EST Baby steps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739960 I ve been using the spark activity tracker and I find it really motivating! I love how it tracks exercising on its own. <BR> <BR> Although I haven' t cooked this past week, I ve tried not to overindulge in fast food and ice cream. Although I think that I ve spent every day of the past week eating a tiny bit more than what I ve been burning, I feel my clothes a little more loose! I haven' t been on a scale yet, but it feels like I am healthier! <BR> <BR> Maybe walking every day and pushing ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:50:23 EST Change and the big unknown. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736700 This past week has been extreme. It is always sad to lose someone from your life. I really cared about that person. But things happen and people are never going to stop to amaze me. Few people have this unique ability to just dump someone so easily. <BR> I don't know. I believe that we are supposed to work through things in a relationship. You don't just give up on someone. Maybe I live in the wrong era. <BR> Relationships are not supposed to change overnight. Unfortunately, some do. And it... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:55:53 EST Zumba it is then! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726679 Today I had planned to start exercising again, using Jillian's "Boost your metabolism" dvd. <BR> I have found in the past that I really enjoy that one and the "Kickboxing" one. <BR> <BR> Today though, I did not feel like exercising. It had been really hot all day and I felt really tired after coming back from school. <BR> <BR> A little voice in my head was telling me that it would be ok if I skipped training today, since I would train tomorrow anyway. That it would not harm my goal of losin... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:45:43 EST Drawing the line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726039 This is me drawing the line and letting go of the past. <BR> <BR> I cannot change my past but I can definitely shape my future. <BR> <BR> And since this starts from the present, I am ready once again to stand on my feet and deal with whatever has been throwing me off every time I have started fresh before. <BR> <BR> I seriously need to build a defense mechanism and not let people or sad situations bring me down again. Family is supposed to be there for you, but sadly, some of us stand com... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:15:12 EST