ZAINABB's SparkPeople Blog ZAINABB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting slim diary. Hello all :) <BR> <BR> I've decided to keep myself accountable by writing a getting slim diary. I've called it getting slim instead of weight loss, because I'm trying to focus on what I want to be not what I don't want to have. <BR> <BR> In the past few weeks, I've been reading a few books that deal with thoughts. The concepts they presented were fascinating for me, because I came to discover how powerful thoughts are in our lives, and how capable our brains are to create or change the wor... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 08:40:30 EST Next week goal. My goal for next week is the following: <BR> <BR> Follow the minimum of my calorie intake suggested (1250-1300) until Wednesday , and then on Thursday (which is my usual "cheat" day) I won't go above 1800 which is my maximum calorie range. <BR> <BR> The past two weeks I've been going much lower than my minimum calorie range during weekdays, and then on Thursday (my weekend) I'd BINGE. <BR> First Thursday it was a 5000 calorie binge, Thursday after that it became 2000. This Thursday I would... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:41:37 EST Intended a comment, became a blog :) hmm.. i'm horrible when it comes to explaining myself, but I'll try.. also -sorry in advance- I talk alot! <BR> <BR> You know how it's plain crazy to expect a different/better result doing the same/obviously-not-working things? Well, that's what I've been doing for .. wait for it.. SIX years. <BR> What I've been trying for so long to do is -figure that- lose weight. <BR> Meaning watch my food intake, and my calorie burning. <BR> That hasn't really worked out for me.. I start, i do well, i fa... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 04:38:38 EST Goals, realistically set for the First Time Ever. Four years ago I went on a diet. It was 1100-1200 cals diet depending on how much weight I lost a week. Results like 2 kilos, 3 kilos were normal and expected on the scale. EVERY week. <BR> After 3 months I dropped the diet and stopped everything all together: The eating less, the exercising, the get in shape mentality and gained all the weight back plus much much more. <BR> However, far more worst than the weight, the psychological baggage that I gained from that period is what I regret mos... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:33:39 EST My favorite workout songs.. Any suggestions? A list of my favorite songs! <BR> <BR> <BR> These are the ones that get me so pumped up to jog. When they play, I forget about the treadmill, the gym and the weight.. for minutes : <BR> <BR> Breathe - Nickelback <BR> They Don't Care About Us- Michael Jackson <BR> Bang Bang- K'naan ft Adam Levine <BR> The Offspring- You're Gonna Go Far, Kid <BR> Eminem- Rabbit Run & Till I Collapse <BR> Sum 41- Over My Head <BR> Three Days Grace- Riot <BR> Outcast- Hey Ya <BR> 3 Doors Down- It's Not My Ti... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 07:32:33 EST Already seeing changes! No, not physical changes *I wish, still too early*. <BR> I used to think of successful changes as weight or physical appearance changes only, but I realized yesterday that I'm truly beginning to head in the right path! <BR> Yesterday I went to the mall and had a chocolate muffin, cinnamon roll, Pringles, and Maltesers. A pretty screw up. <BR> I realized is that the reason I ate those things was thinking "I'll start tomorrow", which got me in a lot of binging episodes in the past. What chan... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 06:58:34 EST Patience patienc patie .. what? I over think things in my head. What starts as a simple idea could grow and grow and all of the sudden I'm thinking about world hunger or the injustice of wars. I decided I needed to focus and put my head in the game, fully. <BR> The ideas in my head are : <BR> How can I visualize myself thin if I haven't been thin ever in my entire life? <BR> How can I stop my "right now" mentality and understand that what is the result of years of bad habits cannot undo itself in a month? <BR> When I thin... Sat, 28 May 2011 13:53:48 EST