ZACEVETOB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZACEVETOB ZACEVETOB'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/ Sadden on Aithley (Winningbattle)'s fate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151045 A spark friend of mine, someone i even had the chance to meet in real life. She was a nurse at the ward i was placed in a hospital in London, England during my visit there. I was going to update on my condition but seeing and reading about her fate is just tragic, i just going to put my needs aside for a bit. <BR> <BR> Here is Aithley's spark page to leave condolences for her family. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WI<BR>NNINGBATTLE </link> <BR> <BR> She was just 25, a heart of... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:47:50 EST Overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133802 Overwhelmed i guess is the way i can describe myself now. I never thought just dropping by i would have so much support from sparkers who may be my friend or not. It is a great feeling. <BR> <BR> I will slowly get into sparkpeople again but i don't know if i will quiet yet get back into groups or challenges right now, because as far as i can remember all challenges were based around exercise. <BR> <BR> Good news is i am no longer bed ridden, but i have to do things slowly, so i can't jump... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:45:50 EST Meeting wth my internist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117842 So about the infection its actually in my intestines the end of it, she claims it is mild, but had to have a blood test to see really how bad it is, she will call me in 2 weeks time, i may need to have more tests, she is giving me some sort of medicine/painkiller to help. That is only a part of whats wrong with me, I am also going to be seeing a neurologist soon and i will be examined for fibromyalgia. I have 12 of the 14 pressure points that have alot of pain. Since this infection only state... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:28:33 EST Some News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113548 My news is well over due. 25th Of this month i had reached my 1st year anniversary with sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> But week before leading to that i dropped out on all my challenges, not out of groups knowing maybe one day i will come back and be normal self again. <BR> <BR> But my pain that i have been struggling with the last 5 months has turned for the worst, its too painful to do anything, I seem to have an infection of some sort in my stomach aswell. Early this week i was laying on the c... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:47:47 EST Having No Internet is No Fun .... Read on ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104130 Ok so most of you know that i am back to sparkpeople.Some may know that my Modem had broke Sunday morning, so i had no internet connection, home telephone connection or even tv channels senders, as they all have one sending unit of my DSL interior box that broke, and i finally got a new one today. <BR> <BR> I didn't get around to writing this blog, and didn't want to until i got up to date with everything else. The threads, the challenges, the spark mail, the notes on blogs, spark page, the... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:14:58 EST BLC 16 - Crimson Devils - Non Scale Victories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097886 BLC 16 is now in the middle of the challenge, we are half way there, half way is gone, We had measured ourselves in the begin, and now half way we do it again. I have lost 0.4 inches. I should be doing better. I have lost 3.3 lbs in that 5 weeks though. I seem to have progressed mentally aswell for the better, i still have a long way to go though. I feel i am close to loose another dress size. Because my clothes do feel somewhat looser. I can see my feet thats another progress i have seen wit... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:43:36 EST Aspire & Inspire - Buddy Support Group Challenge - Boo - tiful Bats - Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096634 I was wondering each week this group of mine has a challenge blog wise, most of the weeks are to blog anything we want, and that i do, i do blog, pretty much about anything, challenges, my day, news on long going things like the visa or something new that i try or what ever it may be. But came to think, i haven't actually wrote a blog and dedicated it to this group and i should. Aspire and Inspire is a great group, and being part of the Buddy Support group is amazing too. I have seen some peo... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:17:40 EST Wii Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096361 So i recently got Wii Zumba 2. I don't have the 1st one or the core version but this one is great none the less, you surely build up a sweat, so far i have done it twice, Wednesday last week when i got it, as it was sent in a parcel from my mother in Australia for my birthday. Than with hospital tests and getting sick i couldn't do it, but today i got to do it, i fell better than what i had been even though i am still slightly sick, but i don't want it to make me fall of the wagon completely ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:04:04 EST Rock It - Sparklers - Play Lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096273 Our task was to make 2 lists of 30 minutes to a workout. Here are my 2. <BR> <BR> Play List 1: <BR> <BR> 1) 4 Minutes by Madonna <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAQZP<BR>Bwz2CI </link> <BR> 2) Loose Yourself by Eminem <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRhEc<BR>KHU5LY </link> <BR> 3) Dance Again by Jennifer Lopez <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgFH<BR>01k0gU </link> <BR> 4) Tacata by Tacabro <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ-Cm<BR>HZrKHU </link> <BR> 5) Time of... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:59:35 EST Ok Ok I'm Up todate now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095488 Woohoo Up todate, I took another approach positive attitude i was really down with this pesky flu and side effects from the hospital tests i had on friday, it actually made me feel better even though i am not entirely better, But i am smiling. You can read more on the blog SparkGoodies :) <BR> <BR> I did my round of groups i had to visit today :) , huddled, spark goodie members, commented on notes on my page, goodies or blogs, and sparkmail i had overdue. <BR> <BR> Tracked and checking in... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:09:18 EST Sparkgoodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095432 Spark goodies What are they? To me they are like little stickers or stamps you could be proud of, When i receive one i feel happy, except when i get a Stop goodie then i get worried lol. There needs to be more variation, especially with 5 points lol i know it sounds cheap but when you send it out to 100 people you need something like that. I think i sent about that, i did today a huge round of spark goodies, spent close to 4000 in spark points, and sadly i didn't get around to everyone, just ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:18:04 EST 100 + FSC Writers of Spirits & Souls Blog 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094896 This topic is Halloween: Is it a problem holiday for you? What can you do differently this year if you plan for that day and/or parties? <BR> <BR> Well Halloween isn't celebrated in the Netherlands so i don't have an issue with it. Its like any other day, although the 6 flags here in the Netherlands called Wallabi World, has Halloween theme with decorations and such but there isn't much of the candy thing except for the little kids given by people on stalks, although this 6 flags isn't reall... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:31:45 EST Visa News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094885 For those who has been following my visa story, where i plan to migrate back to my home country of Australia, and is needing permanent residency for my husband. We heard something and this is the outcome. <BR> <BR> Ah the time has come where we have some visa news for the time frame we can expect to wait lol. The case manager claims that she has all the papers now and is organizing and going through them and such, and will contact us further if there is needed more papers, i am hoping there... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:18:37 EST Good -vs- Bad Fats, and Bad Carbs Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094882 September 23 - 29 <BR> <BR> I had to focus on the following things... <BR> <BR> 1) Limit Processed foods <BR> 2) Eat nuts <BR> 3) Eat cold water fishes (salmon, mackerel, trout, tuna, sardines, anchovies, char, black cod, halibut, mussels and oysters.) <BR> 4) Limit fried foods. <BR> 5) Limit potato chips <BR> 6) Limit fast food <BR> 7) Don't over eat <BR> 8) Limit soda <BR> 9) Limit White rice, white bread, and white pasta <BR> 10) Eat brown or wild rice, whole wheat bread and pasta <BR> ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:14:13 EST Week 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094863 October 2 - 8 <BR> <BR> 50 weeks already with spark people, that is some time, just shows you how close i am to my spark anniversary doesn't it. <BR> <BR> This week on the 8th was my son's birthday, he turned 5, He is the youngest of my 3. He seemed to have a good day for his birthday. Which is good. <BR> <BR> This week also i had hospital tests on the 5th, On the 4th i had to prepare for it, with an awful mixture, tasted really really sweet, it was just revolting, it also temporarily de... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:47:34 EST Week 49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094862 September 25 - October 1st <BR> <BR> This week fell my birthday. On the 29th of September. Things just did not go the way i had planned or hopped for, but its better than nothing right? I am still here thats the main thing, another year to celebrate. <BR> <BR> This week was also to focus on Good -vs- Bad Fats, and Bad Carbs. I will blog about that a bit later, I didn't do too well in it than i hoped <BR> <BR> It is also the begin of October, i got up my October goals. Hopefully this time ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:41:35 EST Sick but i need to do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091826 Even though i am sick, i feel like i am missing out with sparkpeople, and communicating with the people i enjoy chatting with, So i have replied to all that wrote something somewhere on my page, may it be a post, a goodie or on one of my blogs. <BR> <BR> Being sick sucks, it really does, your unable to think clearly, unable to do things the normal speed you would, unable to do the exercise you love, in my case the wii fit , wii zumba, or densise austin. <BR> <BR> When your sick your unabl... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:14:01 EST News about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090394 Ah were do i start, <BR> <BR> Reason why i am not my self with sparkpeople, as i seem to be late with spark mails, not spreading my usual spark daily or even blogging. But on top of that i am keeping track of my challenges. <BR> <BR> Well its because Thursday i was preparing for Friday Hospital tests, and the mixture i had to drink has also temporarily destroyed my immune system, so i am sick aswell. So i don't have the energy to come on spark people and do the things i want to or even to ... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 19:17:02 EST BLC 16 - Crimson Devils - Week 4 Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088939 Nutrition was to Keep a food journal every day , that i do every day usually so that was no problem for me. Was also to Eat mindfully with no multitasking for at least 1 meal each day (5 points per day that has at least 1 mindful meal) I don't do that, since i live in an apartment, with things for kids and such, we don't have a dining table or even a dining room, we always sit around the coffee table on the coach to eat our meals which is also in front of the TV, although we have set the meal... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 11:58:27 EST 100+ FSC - Blog challenge - Scary things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082923 This blog challenge is based on the question .... What scares me about starting or sticking with my weight loss journey? .... To me i have named it scary things because that is just what it is lol. <BR> <BR> What scares me the most is fear, i have the fear of failing, or not reaching the goals, sigh September showed that, i have issues with setting sometimes my goal too high, its seems only reachable in your dreams, this is a scary thought, knowing if i don't break that habit i will forever... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:30:07 EST Autumn Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081567 When i think of Autumn / Fall , i think of colourful leaves but also rain. Today isn't rainy but knowing i needed to updated my page Autumn or Halloween, well i don't believe or agree with Halloween traditions so i took upon the Autumn theme, and for mine it is Rain, Autumn photos and even a profile picture of leaves in the rain. This is what Autumn means to me rain lol. <BR> <BR> I never like the rain but just as i find the beauty in winter, i find the beauty in the rain, the rain drops, a... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 05:30:09 EST October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081200 News for October <BR> Hospital appointment - 5th <BR> DS B'day - 8th <BR> DD B'day - 15th <BR> Spark Anniversary - 25th <BR> Internist appointment - 30th <BR> <BR> My October Goals .... <BR> 1) Track daily <BR> 2) No eating after 10 pm <BR> 3) Do Focus Challenges ( weekly and for a month daily ) <BR> 4) Weekly Blog Update on Time Each Monday <BR> 5) Stay focus with the challenges i have got going with sparkgroups <BR> 6) Daily GOYBAD song <BR> 7) Loose 2.8 kg / 6 lbs. <BR> 8) Loose a dress ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:16:36 EST My September GOYBAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081172 September <BR> <BR> 1/9: 4 Minutes by Madonna <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAQZP<BR>Bwz2CI </link> <BR> 2/9: Loose Yourself by Eminem <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRhEc<BR>KHU5LY </link> <BR> 3/9: Dance Again by Jennifer Lopez <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgFH<BR>01k0gU </link> <BR> 4/9: Tacata by Tacabro <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ-Cm<BR>HZrKHU </link> <BR> 5/9: Time of my life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:57:18 EST September Comes to an End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081128 Here it is September is finally gone. Now we need to start focusing on October. So i better post up how i went with September goals before i get behind. <BR> <BR> Lets start off with a song, i will post up my GOYBAD after this post, this song is not in the list. Its called .... Don't Judge Me by Chris Brown ... <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z29nI<BR>8RQV0U </link> Listen to the words... <BR> <BR> Here was a list of my September goals. <BR> <BR> Recent NEWS for September: <BR> F... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:32:39 EST My Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080648 <em>383</em> <em>389</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> So Yesterday Saturday being my birthday. Ah not how the day i thought it would be. <BR> <BR> Another year, i am once again a little older. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>389</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> I had a really yummy cake, it was a sponge cream cake. I did stay in my range though despite all, even though i felt i gave in to my plan. We didn't go with the pl... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:57:21 EST HLC Fall - Scarecrows - Week 1 - Deficits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080332 I will just write out what the deficits were on sparkpeople for this challenge, since they make it easy <BR> <BR> Equation is .... BMR + Calorie Burn - Food Calories = deficit <BR> <BR> My BMR is: 1811 <BR> <BR> Sunday: 81 <BR> Monday: 1030 <BR> Tuesday: 706 <BR> Wednesday: 973 <BR> Thursday: 1261 <BR> Friday : 367 <BR> Saturday: 940 <BR> <BR> Total: 5358 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:59:22 EST BLC 16 - Crimson Devils - Week 3 Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080308 Week 3 Challenges! (Sep. 24 - 30) <BR> <BR> Wow its already week 3 gone. Time goes too quickly for my meaning. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge was Nutrition: Get 5 servings of freggies per a day and aim for no more than 2 starchy vegetables. <BR> <BR> For Fitness it was try a new form of cardio. <BR> <BR> Motivation: Support 5 team members with spreading the spark <BR> <BR> Bonus was Taste the rainbow of freggies every day! (red, orange/yellow, green, blue/purple, and white). <BR> <B... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:34:38 EST Ending the month with a weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080282 I had those, i prefer to end a month with a week day, as with challenges and such it does throw me off a bit, have a bit to catch up, Next month there is 2 birthdays, on the 8th and 15th, they both fall on Mondays so that is good, they are of my youngest, my youngest boy, and from my middle child, my daughter. They will be 5 and 6 wow time surely flies. <BR> <BR> I still have not written out my October Goals, argh! I need to do that too <BR> <BR> Need to blog a few and catch up on tracking ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:14:24 EST Rock It - Sparklers - Celebrating your gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077944 Well i already got my 4 days of blogging this week as the challenge was to do that, but this was only 2nd one i labeled it as for the group. <BR> <BR> My Gains this past 11 months is Loosing 46 cm / 18.1 inches , 6.4 kg / 14 lbs, 2 dress sizes <BR> <BR> And an achievement i have now <BR> <BR> I CAN SEE MY TOES!!!! before i couldn't my belly was just in the way. So hope to see more of my feet in coming months :) <BR> <BR> I guess i didn't have much frustrations, i am not a person who get... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:40:00 EST Not quiet yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077681 I really enjoy the early birthday wishes from some, they all say they won't be on on my birth date or they may forget, so they sent it to me already, i like that. Saturday is my birthday. <BR> <BR> Not sure what i will do on my birthday, but i plan on eating greek food for dinner, with the family. being DH, our 3 kids, MIL, FIL, 2 BIL, SIL and her BF. 11 of us. <BR> <BR> Thinking of getting maybe chicken nuggets for the kids as they don't like eating all sorts of meat. And bake them in th... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:50:16 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 10 - Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076292 Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? <BR> <BR> Ever since i took on challenges of the BLC i have been extra determined on reaching it. I want to prove to myself i can do it, and to others i am capable of doing just that. <BR> <BR> All my life i had people around me put me down especially to the time i started getting to such size. Most people i know are really shallow, alot of them come in my relatives and those who you saw pretty much every day, <BR> <BR> I can continue to blame this a... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:49:29 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 9 - Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076286 Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape <BR> <BR> Well i do this pretty much every Friday. <BR> <BR> Here are last measurements metric (cm) / imperial (inches) <BR> <BR> Measurement: 21/09/12 <BR> <BR> Bust: 124 cm/ 48.8 <BR> Chest: 110 cm / 43.3 <BR> Waist: 125 cm/ 49.2 <BR> Hips: 131 cm / 51.6( <BR> Thighs: 64 cm/ 25.2 <BR> Upper Arm: 37 cm / 14.6 <BR> Neck: 39 cm / 15.3 <BR> Calf: 47 cm / 18.5 <BR> <BR> In my 11 months being with spark people i have lost a total of 46 cm / ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:41:36 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 8 - Reasons to why things have not worked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076267 This assessment is addressed for listing our reasons why in the past things did not work to loose weight and how to work with them. <BR> <BR> Well I have came across this question many times, and try to access it pretty much each month. Since i started sparkpeople 11 months ago, my weight loss journey has not been a stable one. Has many factors. Stress is a major factor. Stress and boredom tends to make me emotional eat. The lazy factor probably played a roll too in the past. <BR> <BR> In... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:25:51 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 7 - Food in Order http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076251 This assessment is to get our food in order, Find ways to avoid mindless snacking, <BR> <BR> I have done what i could for now, the rest i will be doing after every grocery shopping we do. <BR> <BR> Task 1: Sort and clear out pantry, with having shelves, I places all the no no at the bottom, so you really have to bend to get them in future, these include chocolates, crisps and such things we have indulgence in. Having young children we still tend to buy these things. <BR> <BR> Task 2: ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:13:03 EST 100+ FSC - Blog challenge - Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075598 Food blog <BR> <BR> I did this not long ago with the group Rock it with 5 days of having a food blog, my food has not much changed but i had something last night that i have not had in quiet some time. So i will post that <BR> <BR> I had last night for dinner Butter Chicken with yellow saffron rice. Surprisingly everyone enjoyed it for a dish they never had. I made it a healthier form though, instead of puree tomatoes i just used tomatoes and diced them. And instead of cream i used milk. A... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:36:21 EST 100+ FSC - Blog challenge - Staying on track -- what is working for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075577 Staying on track -- what is working for you? <BR> <BR> The things that has been working for me these past few months, is sparkpeople. i get the motivation and some of my spark friends are willing to push me too when they find i am failing or falling which is great, and often they get worried when they have not heard from me in some time, as the past 2 months i have been really active with sparkpeople, with blogging, tracking, groups, spreading the spark and so much more. <BR> <BR> Challeng... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:19:35 EST Rock It - Sparklers - Blog Your Frustrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075491 This week we are meant to blog atleast 4 times and mainly focus on our frustration. But it can be about anything. But i have not actually titled any with Rock it so i will dedicate atleast this one to the group lol. And i blog too often it may seem, funny how some people actually try and read them all just amazes me. <BR> <BR> Sunday to now i have had 6 blogs. <BR> Sunday 3, Tuesday 1, And Wednesday this is my 3rd so far. So i pretty much covered on blogs. But i guess i need to get a 4th da... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:20:41 EST Week 48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074942 September 18 - 24 <BR> <BR> A couple days late, i kept having it in my head since Sunday, i need to blog , than Monday came and it didn't happen, Tuesday came and now i post it pretty late. But need to do it before i forget again and get restless sleep over it. I really do. <BR> <BR> My sleep has not been good this past week, maybe i should go back into the spark people, better sleep challenges but i have enough challenges as it is going on. I am thinking too about what should my October g... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:57:39 EST Sugar Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074933 Bit late on blogging this, but better late then never right. <BR> <BR> September 16 - 22 i was focusing on Sugar <BR> <BR> With sparkpeople it is quiet hard to track sugar, but this challenged focused on other areas. Limiting on the following things: sweets, cakes, adding extra sugar to beverages, soda and dessert. <BR> <BR> It was hard this week with occasions going on and birthdays. I managed though to get 71% good. So that is something. Got more than 50% so its always good :) <BR> <... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:50:00 EST BLC 20 - Sassy Shamrock Sheriffs - Focus Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073329 This week for Focus, our team SSS focus was Non - Scale Victories <BR> <BR> 1) “Define the Number” <BR> <BR> My Ultimate Goal weight is 66 kg / 145 lbs. This weight is not only a number it means i will be healthy, when i started this weight loss journey, i picked a number that i thought was realistic to achieve, this number is on the higher end of the BMI so i am ok with it, first i see when i get there if i do need to loose a few more or just try to maintain it. I have a monokini idea for ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:00:20 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 6 - Cutting Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071018 After reading this great article from sparkpeople. 50 Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1183 </link> <BR> <BR> That article has a few good ideas. <BR> <BR> Of late i have been sharing my sodas with my DH, he is a big soda drinker and i am trying to cut down, he has also started to drink less at home but when we are out, there seems to be nothing but soda or tap water, and i really don't like not purified water. So i tend to... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:30:46 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 5 - Know your Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070996 the last weigh in for the 5% Challenge will be November 24th. <BR> <BR> A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss? <BR> <BR> To calculate your 5% <BR> <BR> 250.5 x 0.05 = 12.5 pounds <BR> <BR> Current Weight: 250.5 pounds <BR> Target Weight: 238 pounds <BR> By When: Nov 24th, 2012 <BR> <BR> B) Spark tracker <BR> <BR> Changed my tracker to pounds lost and the last number being the goal i am aiming for with this challenge. <BR> <BR> C) Please update your Calories ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:03:36 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 4 - Trigger foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070962 List ALL your trigger foods is our assessment 4. <BR> <BR> I do at times have issues with my emotional eating, i guess this is a good one to realise what actually triggers me to do such thing. I need to start with stopping myself from sabotaging myself with such foods, in portion is ok just as long as i do not over do it and binge. <BR> <BR> Mine are usually snacks and dinners. <BR> <BR> Snacks i may trigger myself into sweets and savories which have alot of carbs of those hidden calorie... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:34:23 EST Hush http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069640 It seems like a loud rush constantly in my head, all the thoughts of things that have happened in this short period of time, deaths, funerals, birthdays, doctor appointments, visa work, and so so so much more. <BR> <BR> Some days i just want to scream. Or slap myself and say "Jessica, get a hold of yourself" But these things do not work. <BR> <BR> Words and thoughts go round and round. Its like i am screaming out but its a silent scream, do you know what i mean? <BR> <BR> Today i didn't ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:47:47 EST How i did today ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068288 Well this morning i posted a Blog ... Today Plans. And i said i will post a blog end of the day telling how i went with the plans <BR> <BR> My plans i had picked out were: <BR> <BR> - 60 minutes exercise <BR> - Do SP breakfast and Lunch and maybe snack <BR> - Be in ranges <BR> - If weather is good go for a walk. <BR> <BR> Ok and this is how my plan turned out to be. <BR> <BR> - I got in 108 minutes exercise <BR> - I did SP breakfast and Lunch although some items i used the nutrition valu... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:09:16 EST Fall 5% Challenge - Assessement 2 & 3 - Update spark page & reasons why to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067333 Ok Assessment 2 was to update spark page and let know your 5% goals and such. Done that :) Though i am trying to find a new profile picture to suit me before this challenge starts. <BR> <BR> Assessment 3 - Assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. <BR> <BR> What do you want to change? <BR> I want to change the way i look and feel about myself. I want to feel healthier. I want to be able to run again, I want people able to wrap their arms around me when they hug me. I... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 06:03:46 EST Reasons why i should get out of bed and stay out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067315 Ah what a terrible slump day i had yesterday. For those who know of detail , its a day i just do not want to repeat, i seemed to have a slump Friday aswell last week. I need to break the habit, You know those days you get out of bed for toilet breaks and such but crawl back in and don't feel like facing the world? <BR> <BR> So spark buddy (Beverly) came up for something i should do. Make a list of reasons why i should get out of bed. and stay out until its bed time. She told me i need atleas... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:29:05 EST 20 Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067307 20 questions <BR> <BR> Favorite color: Orange <BR> Favorite animal: Butterflies <BR> Favorite cosmetic item: Lip gloss <BR> Favorite vacation spot (or where you would like to go): To the wilderness <BR> Favorite movie: Fantasia, Romeo and Juliet, Gnoemo and Juliet, Note book and the The Ruby Ring. <BR> Favorite singer or song: Pink , love all her music. <BR> Favorite food: Pickled carrots <BR> Favorite season: Spring <BR> Favorite holiday: New years Day <BR> Favorite piece of clothing: G... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 04:58:01 EST BLC 16 - Crimson Devils - Bonus - New Freggie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067274 This had some time to think, what fruit or vegetable is out there to try for someone that has tried so many different varieties of Freggies. In my teen years i was quiet picky when it came to Freggies, so i set myself out a quest to try new things that were on the market. Some things you probably don't even know of. So i seeked help among my Crimson Devil teams mates on this challenge. Here is a list i got thrown at with and what i found of that fruit or vegetable. Sadly i could not find anyt... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:26:09 EST Today Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067250 Today i plan to get an hour of exercise. I have been slacking and i don't want my slump day to take the best of me. Also i am going to try and eat better today, yesterday i didn't do so well. So i am going to try and do a SP breakfast and lunch plan and maybe the snack, dinner i have other plans as i have left overs. But hopefully with the day meals i should be ok with ranges when it comes to dinner, as that included a battered fish. But i am skipping the fries and having rice instead. And i ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 02:08:36 EST