Back after a trial 4 week break from Spark...
So here I am again, after a break from Spark of about 4 weeks, which seemed like an eternity!
I tried, starting with my two week holiday in Ireland, to see what life was without the Spark, to see whether I was ready to move on without trackin... Read more
Snacking my way back into old habits...
Lately i have fallen into the trap of taking bites here and there, of food the kids left, of little jellies the kids offered... tiny bites I must say, and I almost let them slip and not put them into the log, but today I made the effort.... and ... Read more
What is it like in Goalweight-Land?
I have just had a vision of my scales crossing that 65kg line it hasn't crossed for as long as I can remember! I can see myself reaching 63kgs, not tomorrow, not next month, but I can see myself there for sure! It is a great feeling I must say, ... Read more
My son's friend was celebrating his 8th birthday this weekend. When me and my son arrived at his party, the parents insisted I stayed for a drink. So I asked for mineral water, which they didn't have, instead they presented us with a fridge pack... Read more
Falling into old traps...
I decided to make a blog entry, even though I have nothing 'good' to say. And reading other people'S blogs made me realize, that this is probably the most important time to blog, to reach out for help, when you feel you are slipping.
I have... Read more
Don't remember the last time I called myself 'FAT!!"
I just realized that it really has been a while since I was frustrated saying things like 'I hate myself, I am sooo fat!!!' 'I look horrible' or grabbing my love handles in disgust. I truly cannot remember!
Today I reached the goal I set myse... Read more
Everything in my wardrobe fits again!
... even the jeans I had put on the very top of my wardrobe, which were put there thinking "I'll never fit into these ever again, but I don'T want to throw them out either..." It feels really good to have a good choice of clothes again, and what... Read more
Stress and the bad influence on my routine...
Just noticed by filling out my nutrition tracker (filling in for days I had missed) that Stress is written all over my food choices over the last few days. When under stress, I don't have time to log, and I don't always chose healthy options whe... Read more
2 months into my journey ... and so much has changed!!!
I only realized yesterday that it was my 2 month anniversary yesterday! SparkPeople has become such a steady part of my life, I forgot to see this as a short term thing, and obviously stopped counting days and months!
For starters, I have not ... Read more
Dear Scales, you are not my friend anymore!
I KNOW they say you should only step on the scales once a week, but I cannot help those little sneak peeks every day before I hop into the shower. ( anyone else out there that does admit to that?? pretty please???) And when this week the scales ... Read more
The ups and downs of my journey so far...
I am just reflecting on my ups and downs of my journey so far. This weekend I am heading off to a weekend at the spa, with my mom and my sister. My husband will be minding the kids, yeah. Let's see if he appreciates what I do every day a bit mor... Read more
Spring is in the air!
The sun is shining, the thermometer is showing a steady climb in temperatures, and I am loving the fact that I am well into week 5 of my Spark Journey, 6 kgs down, my clothes feel better, and I am watching my ticker, looking forward to my birthd... Read more
Resisting the snack urge while working on the computer.... arrgh
Yes, there is a time I find myself craving the snacks, which I didn't realize until I had to do a small job on my computer from home (I am a Graphic Designer doing work from home) ... and there it was, the next challenge! How do I keep my brain ... Read more
Coming to the end of my first Spark Month ... and I am getting GREEDY!
First thing is: I am certainly feeling a lot happier. I am reaching my weight loss goals, the clothes are starting to feel better on, some people have started to notice, even if it is my mum, who always cheers me on. 4 almost 5 kilos is nothing ... Read more
Two weeks into the Spark Way of Life
I have never written a blog before, so please bare with me if this is not the most exciting thing you have read all week. Like most people, I have had my ups and downs in life, and some of the ups as well as the downs have been heavily influence... Read more