ZOEANAEL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZOEANAEL ZOEANAEL'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/ Happy Birthday! Onederland! Twenty pounds lost and other good news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994889 Hello Sparkpeople! How are YOU today? <BR> Is it sunny where you are? Did you catch your favorite song on the radio? Have you genuinely smile today? <BR> <BR> Well if not, tell me, I'll send some good vibes your way, because today is a GREAT day!!! <BR> <BR> First: It's my birthday!!! Yeah! I love birthdays, especially mine! I'm now 29, and a little scared because time fly so fast! But mainly happy. Even if I lost my job, I'm such at a great place right now in my life. You'll get tired at s... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:07:51 EST I am now unemployed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989442 Maybe some of you know already, but I lost my job. My boss called me in his office Monday afternoon to tell me they had to cut me and two other people. We were a team of 12, so those are quite drastic cuts. It has nothing to do with me, or the quality of my work, it's just how it is. <BR> <BR> I got really emotional, because I loved my job, but espacially the team. It was all guys except for me, and I love working with men, because there is so much less drama! <BR> <BR> I packed my stuff, s... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:59:16 EST Oh my Cheese where art thou? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986825 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3f1e0cf-e150-4267-939f-0134b8ce4826.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Aaaaaah cheese! My dear, dear cheese! I miss you sooooo much! It's so hard not to have you! Melty and stringy mozzarella, or savoury parmesan, or salty feta, or simply delicious just like that Jarlsberg! I want it all!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b72db119-9403-43c8-80cb-407e423c1c8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm dreaming of swiss fondue, I'm craving pizza but simply ... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:33:52 EST Breakfast recipe: Colourful breakfast bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983796 I did it! Yesterday at the party, I resist beer, chips, pizza and POUTINE (if you don't know what that is, google it, it's gross and delicious! lol) <BR> <BR> This week, my boyfriend and I are enjoying one last week of vacation this summer. This morning I got up and I want to it something good, and Simon was still asleep, so I could make something to my taste. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna call this one Colourful Breakfast bowl. It's not super original, but it's super good. <BR> <BR> Serve 1 (but co... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:29:23 EST LARP is a good workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983353 I don't know if many of you are familiar with LARPs, not sure you know what LARPing is... But let me tell you, it can't be quite the workout! <BR> <BR> LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing. <BR> It means a bunch of people get together (it can be 10 or 1000 depending on the scale of the event) put on some costume and for a couple of hours or a couple days, play a caracter in a fictive set. <BR> <BR> In my case, I do mostly medieval-fantasy type of events, think Lord of the Ring. <BR> Yes... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:12:47 EST I forgot how good it is when I cook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982268 OK, maybe that will sound pretentious, but I think I'm a good cook, even a pretty good cook. <BR> I know what tastes good together, and I like to experiment. <BR> But lately, I was just putting stuff on my plate. Frozen potatoes and chicken nuggets for example, or pasta with premade sauce. <BR> <BR> Whole30 forces me to make pretty much everythin I put in my mouth! <BR> I made my own mayonnaise (it stupidly easy), I made bone broth, I discovered a new tool (the pressure cooker) and I tried b... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:41:10 EST New Sparkpage and prepping for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981784 Doing Whole30 is, for me, fairly easy when at home, during the week. I'm about to face my first challenge: THE WEEKEND DUN DUN DUUUUUN!!! <BR> *Cue dramatic organ music!* <BR> <BR> For this very first weekend, I have a LARP planned (Live-Action Role Playing... yes those weirdos dressed like Lord of The rings swinging foam swords in the woods... that's me and my bf) <BR> Fortunately, that event is quite short, only 12 hours, from noon to midnight, so I only need to plan food for lunch and din... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:48:08 EST Whole30 : Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980215 I'm now in the middle of Day 2, and I feel great! <BR> Yesterday evening, I worked a lot in the kitchen to prepare many staples for the Whole30. <BR> I now have homemade mayo, ghee, 3 litres of bone broth and scotch eggs. <BR> <BR> Speaking of which I had one for my breakfast, with a little bit of mayo and hafl a ywllow bell peppers. These things are delicious. I'm probably gonna have Scotch eggs for breakfast 75 % of time from now on! <BR> <BR> My lunch was some leftover cabbage and ground... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:28:05 EST Whole 30 : Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979586 Here we are, first day of my first Whole30. <BR> I'm not as ready as I wanted to be, because yesterday I was super tired after the camping, and it was SO HOT in my 3rd floor appartment. <BR> I did packed my lunch, a salad with shredded carrots, cucumber from my very own balcony garden, avocado and hard boiled eggs, but I had no time to prep some breakfast this morning, so I skipped it. <BR> <BR> Tonight, I'll go do some grocery shopping, then I will do a batch of homemade mayo. try to do a ... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:44:09 EST To quote Monica: I need a plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976904 ''I need a plan. A plan to get over my man. What's the opposite of man? JAM!'' <BR> <BR> Any Friends fans in the house? No? Just me? <BR> <BR> Ok so no, I'm not planning on making jam anytime soon. <BR> But I spent my evening planning for next week, and I now have a Pinterest board for my first week of Whole30, and a workout plan. <BR> Yeah me! I guess to get going I need to spend a lot of time on the computer, on the couch... but eh, I think it will be worth it next week. <BR> <BR> So, he... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:04:07 EST Well it seems I'm back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976775 Hello people of the internet! <BR> <BR> Yup, that girl is back... which mean I'm still not a hot and lean mean machine, but I'm still willing to work on myself! <BR> <BR> I don't have much time to write tonight because I'm planning my very first Whole30 round (you got it, no babystepping this time, I need to go all-in!) <BR> <BR> So what happened you might wonder? <BR> <BR> Love, and life, but mostly love and hectic schedule. <BR> <BR> You see, my last blogpost was april 9th 2014. <BR> O... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:02:09 EST GOOOOOAAAAALLLL (well for BLC at least!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668023 Hello Sparkpeople wonderful friends and random blogs readers (I do that too :P). <BR> <BR> Today was the last weigh-in of BLC 24, a 12-weeks weightloss challenge. And, like you might have understand with my blog title, I reached my goal for the challenge. <BR> <BR> When I registered in january, I was just starting my primal diet, and I didn't know how it would turn out. So I chose to be conservative with my goal, setting it for a 10 pounds loss over the lenght of the challenge. I was just g... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:41:10 EST ...and it seems I won't be getting anymore sleep soon!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656436 Here's my schedule from today until april 3th. <BR> I work monday-friday 7:30-4:00. <BR> <BR> Tonight: Choir practice <BR> <BR> Tomorrow: Zumba + singing practice for a friend's mom's funeral <BR> <BR> Thursday: Prayer gatering (in the style of Taizé if you know about it). <BR> <BR> Friday: Quick shopping for the weekend ahead, leaving for Sherbrooke (1h30 drive). <BR> <BR> Saturday: Service for my boyfriend's grandmother, she passed today (that's why we need to go to Sherbrooke). Leave ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:53:57 EST I need more sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656278 Why is it when I get something under control, something else just go flying. <BR> I can't balance nutrition, exercise and sleeping it seems. <BR> I feel like I can only pick 2 out of three! Lately, the sleeping is the one I left out. <BR> I've been super good all week with my workout and what I ate, but went to bed almost everynight past 11h30!!! For this lady who needs to be out the appartment by 6h30, that's too late! <BR> <BR> I guess that will be my challenge for next week! <BR> Also, I'... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:17:58 EST Working out feels good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654066 I know, it's a shocking revelation! Working out feels good! Who knew!!! <BR> <BR> Well I knew. But I forgot about it. Now that I'm working on my workout routine, I'm rediscovering the good feeling of sweat and sore muscles. <BR> <BR> Today, I did a 40 minutes kenpo/kickboxing video and that was a lot of fun. After that, I did 30 minutes of arms and shoulders ST training. <BR> <BR> I have stickers on my calendar everyday since monday and I want to keep this up. <BR> A big one if I stick to ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:52:40 EST Stickers!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653053 Yes, I like cute things. <BR> Yes, I like rewards. <BR> Yes, I'm a big kid! <BR> <BR> So I got me some stickers! Isn't it ridiculous that I'm super excited by some cute picture with glue on the back LOL. <BR> Anyway, I had a calendar from the Scouts I wasn't using (they don't sell cookies here, but calendar, way less delicious, but not fatening!). I bought cute, cute stickers, and I'm gonna stick'em on the calendar everyday I work out 20 minutes at least. If I do the workout I had plan (see ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:21:52 EST Liveexercise.com + Bodylastics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652278 Ok, I know I sound maybe like a broken record or a rep from the compagny, but I really love my resistance bands. i'm very glad I chose the Bodylastics system because with the door anchor, it allows me to replicate pretty much any machine from a gym. <BR> <BR> I already have the user guide that comes with and and that suggest different combinaison of exercises but I felt like I need more support and inspiration. <BR> <BR> So I subscribed to their website, liveexercise.com. On that site their... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:04:42 EST Exercise plan until I can start running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650704 Since the beginning of BLC, I was doing great, exercising 20 minutes a day, at least 5x a week. <BR> Then I fell off the streak, and since, I'm struggling. <BR> <BR> I need a plan, a schedule, something to take the guess out of the workout. <BR> <BR> So here it is. Like I said, this is until springs arrive in full force and snow melts because I don't feel safe running on snow and ice. So probably mid-april, I will start my 10 k training. In the mean time, that's my plan: <BR> <BR> <BR> Mo... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:14:17 EST New goal: STYLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649944 Ahoy everyone! (Feeling like a pirate today apparently!) <BR> <BR> I wanted to share with you my new goal: To find my style and be one of those stylish girls. You know who I'm talking about. They look put together whatever the occasion, with the right accessory, the right shade of teal that goes so well with their eyes, and the shoes, oh the shoes! <BR> <BR> I realised I have in front of me a GREAT opportunity to re-do this part of my life. Sooner or later, I will need a complete new wardro... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:34:12 EST Fasting for Ash Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640178 How is everyone doing? <BR> First, before I talk about fasting (again!), I want to let you know I lost 1.4 pounds this week (it should've been more but maybe I pigged a little too much on Shrove Tuesday lol). That means, I'm under 210, yeah! <BR> <BR> So today is Ash Wednesday. As a Catholic, it's the beginning of the important period of Lent. I've never really observed Lent thorougly before. I've did some fasting, some prayers (usually the first week, then that's it!). This year, I'm reall... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:30:14 EST 60 days streak! Yee-Ah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637949 I'm so proud of myself. <BR> I've logged on SP everyday for 60 days now! That is a personnal record! <BR> <BR> And the results are showing. Unofficial weigh-in yesterday was around 208 lb, so 16 pounds gone (official weigh-in is wednesday, I can't wait!). That's like, for me, the perfect loss rate. I can see myself reaching my goal with the habits I'm building. It is seriously easier to eat less when cutting the carbs. Am I missing bread? Yes, sometimes, but I get butter and cheese in exchan... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:48:09 EST Lent's keep pushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636117 Hello! (yes, there is a Catholic pun in my blog title). <BR> <BR> I've been way less active on SP this past week, but I'm still streaking, 58 days perfect attendance. <BR> <BR> Last week I gained back one of the 9 pounds I had shed, and I'm OK with this. But I need to lose again next weigh-in. <BR> I'm still doing some Intermitant fasting by not eating from wakeup moment to diner one or two days in the week (doing it right now). And will Lent just around the corner, I will probably continue... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:55:21 EST 50 days of Re-Sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629804 It's been 50 days (well 51 today but I wanted to write this yesterday) since I decided to re-commit myself to my health and weightloss. <BR> <BR> And I'm very proud of that. Because I made two attempts between june and december, and they lasted ... 1-2 days MAX. <BR> <BR> I feel like in january 2012, when I first started, when I was commited and consistent. I'm being active at least 5 days out of 7 (want to keep streaking for the BLC lol). I don't push myself as hard as I did back in 2012... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:19:08 EST Really ?! -9 lb in ONE week?!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628283 Looks like a lost a big new born baby's worth of weight this week! <BR> Can you say AMAZING with me! <BR> <BR> Now, I think I need to clarify some things before hands, before you get all WOW and it's too much and everything. <BR> <BR> Last week, I had a 4 lb gain. I knew it was water retention (thank you TOM and eating wheat products 2 days before weigh-in). So I had a firm goal to lose those 4 pounds and then some. <BR> <BR> Then, like you might have read on my previous blog, I was sick m... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:32:28 EST Summary of this WEC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626557 This is the last day of this weekend challenge and I must say I'm proud. Ok, to me, it wasn't a very tough one, but I did a good job all in all. <BR> <BR> I shared on my blog everyday. <BR> I showed support to my team by writing on 5 Sparkpages everyday. <BR> I participate in my team chat thread by doing French Word of the Day everyday. <BR> For the intake part, I really took notice and made sure I wasn't overeating proteins, but I don't have a perfect score because saturday I did ate desser... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:57:13 EST Sunday = Rest day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625870 Wow, today I really did nothing! <BR> Or barely anything. I had an awful night. In december, I had troubles with my gallblader (I have gallblader stones) but since right before christmas, I had no crisis. <BR> Well in the last week, I had pain almost everynight. Last night wasn't very different. I have medication I can take but the pharmacist told me to be very careful with it because it can be addictive as it is a strong pain killer. Well, I took one last night and did NOTHING! So I used my ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:01:35 EST Working on my WEC goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624963 Today will be a short blog. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I reached all my goals except my workout goal. <BR> Today, i wrote on 5 sparkpages, did my French work of the day, did my workout (elliptical, pushups and crunches), and I'm making sure I'm not eating too much protein. <BR> <BR> Now, I gotta run, it's my sister's 30th birthday party tonight. I will need a LOT of willpower to resists all the desserts. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:21:10 EST Goals for the WEC challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623782 Hi, <BR> <BR> we had to set up 5 goals, personnal ones, for this weekend challenge. <BR> Here are my goals: <BR> <BR> Intake: Keep my protein intake in check, making sure not to eat to much of it. <BR> Output: Getting a total of 45 minutes of exercises per day (I'm usually doing 30). <BR> Share: Blog daily. <BR> Support: Write on the Sparkpage of 5 of my Mocha teamates. <BR> Participate: Do one «French word of the day» each day on the chat thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> I love these goals, I love... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:33:45 EST What IF...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615025 Hey wondeful sparkfriend! <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard of IF, or intermitent fasting? <BR> <BR> It can be done in various ways, eather with windows of eating (for exemple you eat all your food intake between 11AM and 5PM, eating only according to your hunger), or with skipping meals if not hungry or, like I'm doing, by spending a day or two during the week abstaining from eating. <BR> <BR> So far, I've done it twice (last week and today) and I feel like it really helps my result. I feel g... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:42:53 EST To do list for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611105 So! It's time for another Weekend Challenge for the BCL, and this week, we are playing BINGO! <BR> I love Bingo challenges, for some reason, it makes it more fun. <BR> <BR> One of the square is to make a to-do list for the next day, so I'm going to plan my weekend here. I'll come back monday or tuesday and tell you how I did. <BR> Part of the challenge is also to clean and organise and let me tell you my apt is in great need for some cleaning, so this part of the challenge is more than welc... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:44:54 EST I lost 3 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604264 Yeah! My wednesday weigh-in told me I lost 2.8 pounds (so almost 3, you all agree!). <BR> That's beyond what I was expecting! That's the start I needed, the confirmation I needed that I'm doing the right thing. <BR> <BR> For the last 2 weeks, I had no bread of any kind, no pasta, no dessert, no treat, no chocolate. And so far, I'm not missing it (except when all these food ads are on TV!). <BR> <BR> Do I feel restricted ? Not really. Because, you know... BACON! And butter, and tasty food an... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:27:10 EST BLC 24 Week one is coming to an end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601195 We did it! We took the first step, we started strong! <BR> This new year is starting great! <BR> <BR> I'm quite happy with my week. I did not exercises as much as planned, but I moved at least 6 days out of 7. <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my Spark Activity tracker a lot, and I'm curious to see what it will record on my zumba session tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Foodwise, I'm so happy! I said no to all the sweets that where given to me, even my mom's poppyseed and lemon cake, which is soooooo good! I got... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:50:04 EST BLC24 is starting! Are you ready??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594532 New year... <BR> New team... <BR> New goals... <BR> New RESULTS! <BR> <BR> That's what I'm expecting for BCL 24. <BR> I placed my weightloss goal pretty low, to avoid deception, at 10lb for the 12 weekds, but of course, I'm hoping for more. <BR> <BR> My new team, the Mighty Mocha Hunters, require for our tracker to be visible. I'll always be a lousy tracker. I would track for 3 days, then stop for 3 months! But now, I'm tracking for a new purpose. I'm not watching my calories anymore, I'm w... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:50:01 EST Adding a new goal: SLEEP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592659 Hi! <BR> <BR> How are you doing? <BR> Are you sleeping enough? Are you sleeping WELL enough? <BR> <BR> I'm not. Hi! Me! Super guilty of staying up late, being a professional couch potato and dragging myself out of bed in the morning. <BR> <BR> I have no sleep routine whatsoever, and I need to fix this. <BR> <BR> Trying to follow a Primal lifestyle not only means eating tons of veggies and good meat, it means listening to my biological need. <BR> <BR> Right now, my schedule looks like th... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:39:42 EST First low-carb menu (super yummy food is expected!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589803 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm starting a low-carb primal way of eating so, in order to put all chances on my side, I decided to plan my meals for the week and cook most of it this week-end. <BR> So, what's on the menu? <BR> <BR> Well here it is! <BR> <BR> For breakfasts, I'll make: <BR> sausage and eggs cups, <BR> BEAT salad (Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato) <BR> and I'll probably try cabbage sautéd in bacon, with deli meat or over-easy eggs. <BR> <BR> For diners, I'll make: <BR> balzamic-... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:06:38 EST I'm a tribe member now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588643 BLC is around the corner and I'm no longer a Pink Viking. I'm now part of the Mighty Mocha Hunter so I did a little remodeling on my page to reflect my new identity. <BR> I now use my "hunter" photo as a profile pic (with my sword, that's the most hunter I've ever been!) and I found the loveliest coffee bean picture. I don't drink it, but just by looking at it, I can almost enjoy the smell. <BR> <BR> So, Vikings, while you row hard, the Hunter will be running and hunting hard, and I'm hoping... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 22:26:41 EST Good workout, not so great food and news about my family involvement into Montreal's race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584953 Phew, that's a long title! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I slacked and skipped my workout. Today, to make up for it I did two videos for the January Jumpstart Challenge and 30 minutes on my elliptical. I also did a good 15 minutes of streching, so I feel really good about my workouts. <BR> <BR> Foodwise, It hasn't been that good, even if I started my day with a good smoothie. I made a vegetable soup for dinner with homemade pork bbq pizza. I didn't have any really healthy toppings for it but it was ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:50:58 EST Excited about jogging in Montréal Rock'N'Roll Marathon (10km) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581488 Last year, I tried to motivated myself and tried to stay focus but I was slowing down and I decide that I would register for 10k on Montréal Rock'N'Roll Marathon, the biggest race in Montréal. Paying a good amount of money should motivate me I thought... <BR> <BR> I had run the 5k the previous year I cried at the finish line because I was so proud of myself. <BR> Last year situation was very different. I stopped training for it around june, so when september came, I wasn't ready at all for 1... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 02:11:12 EST First workout of the year Oh Yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580904 Yesterday, I worked out!!! <BR> <BR> Considering I can't remember the last time I did (I think it was in august) this is a HUGE thing! <BR> <BR> I did a 20 minutes interval training on my elliptical, and it was hard! I want to get back to where I used to be fitness wise, so that was eye-opening. <BR> I did 2 sets of 10 reps of each: biceps curls, triceps kick-backs and back row with my 10 pounds weights and that also was hard. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm tracking everything, even the not so nice... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:07:34 EST New year, new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579640 It feels weird to be on SP... It's been so long... <BR> My last blog was june 5th, last time a did a brief check-up was in august when I tried to reboot everything and failed miserably, my elliptical has been unplugged for months and I was avoidind my scale like the plague. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I went to the bathroom, took the scale from the closet and laid it on the floor. <BR> I looked at it, took a deep breath and did was I was so afraid to do in the last months. <BR> <BR> ... <BR> ... <... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:22:19 EST BLC 22, here I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378815 We start BLC 22 today, so I had to step on the scale (I've benn avoiding in these past 2 weeks.) I was not suprised to see 195.3 lb but I was not happy. <BR> I've been eating TONS of carbs lately, and I really need to take the control back. <BR> <BR> Here's my plan for the challenge: <BR> <BR> Food-wise: <BR> - Track! I'm very bad at this but now that it gives points, I really want to stick with that habit. <BR> - Limit my carbs intake to one meal (I'm talking about bread/pasta/rice/potatoe... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:33:08 EST Some news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376461 It's been a while! I took a break, did some bad choices, but hey it's life and I'm not going to beat myself down about it. <BR> Here are some news, in no particular order: <BR> <BR> - I'm getting really good with my car and I LOVE to drive! <BR> - I got a used iPod Touch 4th generation and downloaded different running apps that I want to try. I'll probably used the 10k for Pink but if you have suggestion of free apps, share them with me! <BR> - I got a promotion at work!!! So excited! <BR> -... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:58:56 EST -Pictures- My new car! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342420 Oh I'm so excited! <BR> I just bought my very first car! At 26 years old, I guess it was time! <BR> It's a used 2008 Toyota Matrix. <BR> It's a stick shift, so I need to learn that part, but I know I can do it! <BR> <BR> Here's a picture, for my teamates of the Pink Vikings, because they heard about that car a lot! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910631225.jpg"> Wed, 1 May 2013 20:05:37 EST -Pictures- What we've been working on those last week-end (LARP wood fort and house) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340088 Here are the picture of our building. I'm so proud! We did that with a team of 7-9 persons, over 7 days! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l496771405.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1858567821.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1765736081.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580998938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's the interior. It's lacking some furnitures but we have ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:32:01 EST Crustless Onion Quiche in ramekins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326277 Some people wanted the recipe, here the link if you want to add it to your tracker <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2461768 </link> <BR> <BR> As you will notice once you clicked the link, the recipe is in french, so here it is in english: <BR> <BR> 2 cups chopped onions <BR> 1 tbsp EVOO olive oil <BR> 1/2 cup milk <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 1 tbsp canola oil <BR> 1/2 tbsp soy sauce <BR> 1/2 tsp dried thyme <BR> 2 tbsp nutritional yeast <BR> 1 cup shredded cheese <BR... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:33:08 EST Great weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326194 According to the scale, I lost 5.6 pounds in one week. <BR> Of course, I know most of it is water weight but it gave a great start to my day none the less and it's pushing me to keep doing what I'm doing. <BR> <BR> Third day of tracking my food today. I bought a digital food scale and it's a breeze to use it. I was never using my other scale because it was only in gram, not precise and hard to put to zero, you had to turn a thingy that was never turning like I wanted it to turn. <BR> This m... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:36:56 EST This girl is very proud of her day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324496 Yes, yes, after all the disaster, today was almost picture perfect! <BR> <BR> I tracked all my food, and stayed in range. <BR> <BR> I went for my first jog in 7 months (winter is long up here!). My thoughts were with all Boston's runner... :( On a brighter note, I ran my first 2 km in 13 minutes which is my best time ever. After that, I did 2 more km in intervals of 4 min/jog-1 min/walk. This being my first run in so long, I wanted to go easy on my body. <BR> <BR> I did not do my ST but ... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:41:41 EST Giving planning a try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323968 Everyone says it here on SP: You need to plan to succeed! And up until that point, I was trying to ignore that fact. <BR> After a month off track, I'm giving planning a chance. My week is going to be super busy and stressful, so if I want to have any chances of eating right and working out, I'll have to plan, otherwise, it's not gonna happened. <BR> <BR> I'm not yet ready to start the workout schedule I described in my previous blog because I don't have my bike yet (but I went shopping for i... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:08:09 EST Why can't I write short blogs!? (Oh yes, I'm back :P) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319576 Well folks, remember me? I have been less than active to say the least in the entire month of march. <BR> I gained back 12 pounds which brings me back to my weight of august 2012 (yeah it took me that long to lose 12 pounds!) <BR> I've been very low. <BR> I flirted with some really unhealthy behavior like hiding myself to eat crappy food. <BR> I stopped exercising completely, first because my computer was broken and I couldn't do Be Fit in 90, then because... well for no reasons really! <BR> ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:29:13 EST Feeling better thanks to YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257481 WOW! I'm really an emotional roller-coaster. In one way, I think it's a good point for me because I hold nothing inside and let it all out, like you saw in yesterday's blog. I bet that's why I'm never tensed in the neck and back! Ok, all jokes aside, I really need to write a follow-up to that desperate SOS call I wrote yesterday. <BR> <BR> I knew I would get a few good answer, maybe some emoticons saying I was able to di it, just keep pushing, etc. <BR> <BR> But I was really touched this m... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:16:51 EST