ZOUNDZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZOUNDZ ZOUNDZ'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/ Feeling a bit off today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890449 Emotionally I'm very up and down with this diet. I'm mostly doing well, in losing weight and generally I feel better, but I do have down days. Today I feel fat, lazy and like I'm failing. No amount of telling myself otherwise is helping either. Only yesterday I was chuffed with my weight loss, and today I feel it isn't enough and that it never will be. Never sure what to do in this scenario... obviously I'm not able to turn to food for a pick me up, and in any case, I don't want to! So today... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:45:29 EST doing well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889787 I'm a bit rubbish at posting here, but wanted to share my happiness! I am down to 15st. 5lb! From my original weight of 17st. 9lb. Though actually 16st. 11lb this time around. Really pleased with how well I've been doing! Not sure why this time is so different, but it clearly seems to be. I am taking it all far more seriously now! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:55:06 EST Back on the wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854026 I have been hopeless for over a year. About time I got back on the wagon, so here I am, determined to make this the year I don't fail or give up! <BR> <BR> I currently am at 107kg, which is more than I weighed last time I was here, but not much so, and still much better than it was when I first started losing weight. I feel a little disheartened as I have already been working at this for over a week, and have lost just 1lb. Must keep on with it though, keep cracking on, and keep trying to im... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:05:16 EST Visit to the dietician! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423712 OK - so I have my chart here, and last time I saw her I weighed in at 107.7 kg and now I'm 104.5kg - which is a loss of 3.2kg, which is half a stone! :D <BR> <BR> Not so bad! <BR> <BR> xx Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:52:40 EST Having a panic... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422280 OK, so dietician tomorrow. I really don't know why I'm so worried - I know I've tried really hard to eat well this month, and I've kept my food diary well, and I have even been told by my parents (who are quite scathing!) that I look like I've lost a bit of weight... I am just terrified that she'll say I haven't :/ :( <BR> <BR> Ugh - not looking forward to it at all :( <BR> <BR> xx Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:31:18 EST Ill again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420140 Seriously, I seem to always be ill this month. This is my second virus - a cold now, with nasty tickly throat and chesty cough. Still, seems to be a fleeting thing, I feel better today, and hopefully much better tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Diet still going well, not craving things too much at the moment, just trying to be relaxed about it all instead of worrying. Not weighed myself in a while either - want a surprise when i see the dietician - hopefully it'll be good! On Tuesday anyway - so I'll alt... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:58:41 EST Another tiring night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413544 Another thing I do is play drums - and we have quite late nights at times, but also the drumming is quite exhausting too... I'm frequently out the door by 7pm, and not home until 1am, and frequently later too, and I'm famished when I get in. So, tonight's snack, to tide me over? Carrot sticks, with a bit of fresh ground black pepper and sea salt (very small amount) and low fat hummus! :D YUM! <BR> <BR> xx Sun, 7 Jul 2013 19:46:07 EST Sooo - work... any ideas? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412976 OK - so occasionally I do nightclub photography. Not often enough to get into a patteron of doing 'night shifts' so to speak - so I find it really hard. I'm awake much much longer than I should be, and I get ravenously hungry - is it OK to eat when I get home at 3am? I've always thought it isn't - but last night I had to cave and have a bowl of cereal... I want to be better prepared next time, so advice is much appreciated :) <BR> <BR> xx Sun, 7 Jul 2013 06:41:42 EST 10 days to go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412093 I have to keep myself motivated for 10 days more... until I see my dietician again for my monthly weigh in and discussion... I always come out feeling much more motivated, I just need to keep that momentum until I see her each month. 10 days isn't long though :) I'm feeling quite positive that I've lost a few pounds. I have done a few quick weighs at home, and I think I've lost about 1.5-2kg - which isn't bad :) Will update weight properly when she's measured me though. <BR> <BR> Sooo... las... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 06:37:49 EST Evening blues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410267 So I spent much of last night grumbling to myself about wanting snacks - I badly wanted popcorn, crisps, chocolate... so I made myself fat free natural yoghurt, blended with a load of frozen berries, which was really nice, and quite low in calories, and then because I still needed to snack I had a couple of low fat crackers with lightest cream cheese. OK, so still about 200 cals in all - but it could be worse, it could have been 1000 cals of popcorn! So I'm not going to beat myself up about i... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 04:07:11 EST It's the little things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409588 So I found some packs of ultra low fat bacon medallions on offer in the supermarket today - €1.00 for 140g (roughly 5-6 pieces). So I bought two packs, to put them in the freezer in individual portions - and then had one for my lunch. OM NOM. <BR> <BR> For those who are interested, I put some cracked black pepper into a dry non stick pan on the hob. I chopped up a spring onion (a big one! :D) and two chestnut mushrooms and added them to the pan. I then added the bacon and a squeeze of fresh... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:51:33 EST *sigh* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408921 Have had a few touh things happen the last couple of days - nothing major, just a fair bit of stress to do with looking for work, and having a carrot waved under my hubby's nose and then snatched away :( <BR> <BR> Soooo... eating - I have still been very good - but it's been so hard, and I'm feeling so down. I badly want to eat a Chinese take out, or chocolate, or popcorn or crisps... :( I want a big fat plate of chips and chicken with mayo and curry sauce... *sigh* <BR> <BR> Still - I'm b... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 19:51:04 EST Had a great time! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405277 OK - so any damage done was well worth it - hada lovely time with some awesome friends :) Iwas a bit more careful. The cocktails we had (I had slightly less in my glass each time so I knew I was having less overall) were fruit based, not cream based, and totally laden with fresh fruit too, which was lovely. We did have Chinese, and I could have been better with it, I didn't have salad as I said I would, but I was careful on how much of the Chinese meal I ate and felt full but not stuffed at t... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:36:14 EST Tonight... I'm gonna have myself a real good time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404446 OK, so here's the thing. Had organised this a while back, and am very much looking forward to it! We're having a couple of friends over for a mini cocktail party and Chinese take out. I know this is going to be a blow to the diet - so I want to be as careful as possible while still enjoying myself. I am determined not to be a killjoy, and in any case, not to beat myself up if it does hinder my weight loss a little, but I do want to be a bit more sensible. <BR> <BR> So far my plans are to hav... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:58:52 EST It starts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401297 OK - I've been very good today, but I really want to pig out. All I can think of is food. I'm having willpower, but I just want to eat eat eat. Fortunately, it's days like these that crafts come in handy, keep my hands busy, but yeah... basically... FEED ME. <BR> <BR> xx Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:41:58 EST Very tired... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398963 Had a late night last night again. This time it was because I was doing nightclub photography - so I got to bed at gone 3am. Today I feel worse for it - because I was ill anyway, and now I'm tired *and* ill - but what can you do? :) <BR> <BR> So, diet wise, food has been fine, I've not been thinking about it much, been too busy, which is good. Yesterday I had the most lovely dinner cooked for me by my fab husband. Roast spiced chicken with roast vegetables (dry roasted btw), and it was all s... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:36:51 EST Feeling really ill... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398056 This is exceptionally unhelpful. On the plus side it's bound to help my dieting as eating is really painful. I have a really really bad throat, not sure what's wrong exactly - but I can't swallow without pain, and I can't talk at all. <BR> <BR> That's where the problem comes in - I am supposed to be doing nightclub photography tonight, which is hard enough even with a good voice - if I can't talk there's no hope! :-/ <BR> <BR> Anyway - so far diet still going well - was very good yesterday... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:21:36 EST Hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397038 OK, so last night was a table quiz. I was good all day - despite having to spend the afternoon and evening in the city - I managed to find a healthy past salad for late lunch/early dinner - and then had a low fat soup with a brown bread roll at my friend's house. I'm pleased with myself for that, because I know how difficult I normally find it to eat healthily when I'm out for the day. <BR> <BR> Was really good at the table quiz too - I wasn't drinking alcohol, so I had three glasses of cord... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:10:04 EST Trying to get back into this thing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395921 OK - so I'm not getting any younger - I'll be 30 next year - and I really would like to have children soon, well in the next 5 years anyway. So - I really do *need* to lose weight, for my own health and so I can be a fitter, happier parent. <BR> <BR> So - I'm back on the wagon - it's hard - it really is - I'm resisting it all the way :( really really want nibbles, cake, chocolate, crisps etc... but I've been good so far. I went to see my dietician on Tuesday - and she was very helpful. She'... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:44:28 EST WHEEEEEEEEEEEE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718546 I lost 7lbs since I started - that was my 2 week goal on the Wii Fit - and I reached it! Happy out or what?! :D Soo... have set to lose another 5lb in 2 weeks- which is well achievable I'm sure. We'll see if it works out :) <BR> <BR> xx Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:17:24 EST Fell off the wagon a bit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702697 Was very very naughty last night - due to being generally out of sorts over losing a pet and not feeling brilliant. Ended up eating a bowl of popcorn, which was very bad, but it was better than the chips and curry sauce I managed to persuade myself not to get. <BR> <BR> Today will be better - no point beating myself up about last night - today I will try the White Chicken Chilli recipe I found on Spark, and see how that treats me! I have wraps to go with it (small child size ones with slight... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:18:54 EST *yawn* Another day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4696297 Well - I am sooo tired... it's obviously rather silly for me to be, as I've had plenty of sleep - I'm guessing it's just the change to my diet and exercise, it's probably going to take a while to adjust to! <BR> <BR> Going to my mum's for dinner today. She knows I'm on a diet, but I'm still not sure how healthy it will be, so must limit myself to small portions somehow. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was pretty good - although we went to a friend's house and she had my one weakness - crisps and dip (... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 05:44:23 EST Finding this a bit difficult... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692935 Well - today is the second day of my diet, fell off the wagon a bit already last night, there was cheese involved... no excuse, it was bad of me, but it's all going from the house tonight - to my mum's! Other than that I've been alright :) I've certainly been quite good today - and have walked a mile both days with the foster dog. <BR> <BR> Finding SparkPeople a bit confusing - I don't quite know how to work out the nutrition and fitness tracker, I want to add my own stuff, but don't know h... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:28:16 EST