BUBBLEJ1   22,970
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
BUBBLEJ1's Recent Blog Entries

A few thoughts

Friday, June 22, 2012

emoticon As of this morning I am 100g away from the 10kg lost point. 100 freaking grams. That is nothing! Come on, scale, you can do it! Just another 100g (less than quarter of a pound!) and I can take pictures and do a happy dance and generally brag my butt off.

emoticon I am feeling well enough to take my 9.9kg lost butt to the gym today. Just a quick weights session. It usually takes me less than 30 minutes, and I promise I will stop if I feel sick.

emoticon Sometime next week I will get my new weights program, and I am looking forward to that! I love a new challenge, and I love mixing things up. My trainer is going to write my new program on my old card and said I can do 2 new/1 old to help me keep things fresh. Sounds like a good plan, since I get board so quickly.

emoticon 3 cheers for smoothies! I have started getting back into them and it is awesome. I get 1 serving of veggies (1/2c spinach) and 2 servings of fruit (1c frozen berries) at breakfast, without even trying! I stopped drinking smoothies because they never filled me up, and I was always hungry an hour later. I have started adding Greek yogurt to my smoothies and I am finding that they hold me over a lot longer than they used to. Add a piece of toast on the side and I have a balanced and filling breakfast!

emoticon Other than going to the gym my only plans for the day include my work laptop. I have a couple of post tests to write up (which is really hard!) and I have to organise my week. My last week of term 2! WOW this is going fast. Before I know it, it will be the end of the year and I'll be saying goodbye to my monsters.
And that is the end of my thought train.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WOWEETOO 6/22/2012 8:35PM

    that greek yogurt added protein to the veggie fruit mix meaning of course you didn't just get a carb high but a protein to make it last longer good work on that for sure
the lady mary emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

How to burn 800cal in 30 minutes

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tricked ya!

I am feeling much better today, thank you for asking. I can breathe through my nose again, which is really exciting when you haven't been able to for over a week. I can also breathe, full stop. Loving my steroids right now! My brain feels awake and switched on, and climbing stairs doesn't feel like a chore. I think I am on the mend! Back to work on Monday! I know, I'm crazy, but I miss my kiddos!

I had to go to school yesterday afternoon to sign my reports and I didn't time it well. I got there as all the kids were leaving, and one of my boys saw me in my car. Well, what a scene! He started screaming "Miss Bubble, Miss Bubble! OMG Miss Bubble is here!" Over and over again. It was so loud. So, apparently I'm missed! This same boy has also been going to the Deputy Principal everyday asking if I am going to be coming back soon, and 'has she been taking her medicine properly?' I left a little note on the board saying that I would be back on Monday, so hopefully that will help the few who are very attached to me.

I would love to hit the gym for a quick 20 minute workout this weekend, so I will see how I am feeling tomorrow and go from there. Gotta get back into it some time, and since I am feeling pretty great I don't think a short, light workout will hurt.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WOWEETOO 6/22/2012 9:48AM

    thanks for that that means i'm not gonna even have that for dinner for sure now lol
the lady mary

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 6/22/2012 7:28AM

    I love it!
You make me smile!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHOCOLATE_MINX 6/22/2012 3:23AM

    I saw that pic on one of the facebook posts lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
DRAGONCHILDE 6/21/2012 8:25PM

    WEll, that's appetizing. LOL.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Funny pictures

Thursday, June 21, 2012

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:



Report Inappropriate Comment
BARCLE 6/22/2012 2:41AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 6/21/2012 1:36PM

    Thanks for posting! I needed to lighten up.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/21/2012 8:54AM

    Really cute!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FCARMICH 6/21/2012 7:22AM

  LOL! thanx!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRE1956 6/21/2012 6:50AM

    Gotta love those "your E-cards"......have seen a few of them on Pinterest and some of them are a real hoot!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ATLTRAINR 6/21/2012 6:47AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
CHACHAOREO 6/21/2012 6:38AM

    My laugh of the day!! Thanks!

Report Inappropriate Comment

My thoughts on Dr Oz

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Right, let me say that I have watched 13 minutes of Dr Oz today, so I feel qualified to preach my thoughts to you. Seems fair, he has 13 minutes of nutritional training and gets to preach to millions.

The stuff he suggests isn't bad. It really isn't. Today is all about healthy, low calorie snacks, and we all know that snacking helps weight loss. The difference is the way it is presented. Dr Oz is claiming it will burn belly fat (WTH? He can make that happen? Bring. It. ON) and fire up your metabolism. However, we all know that all it does it stop you overeating at meal times because we aren't starving and diving head first into the pasta. But he doesn't say this. So all these women will be having a 2-3 200 calories snacks a day because Dr Oz said so, and most will still be eating their normal meal portion sizes because they don't know that these are supposed to reduce. The women will just get fatter because now they are consuming more calories.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Dr Oz as much as the next person. Most of the information he gives is plain wrong, like all the things you can do to burn 'belly fat', the supplements, the 'kick up your metabolism'. However, some of his information is correct, but is presented in such a way that it is actually damaging to the people following it. If he simply said that you should snack every few hours to reduce your hunger and therefore your portion sizes at meals then he would technically be giving good advice. Very broad advice, but not bad.

If he wasn't such a sell out he could really help people. Too bad the Lettuce Corporation of America (LCA) pays less than the supplement companies. If he was honest and stopped offering quick fixes, he could help people. For whatever reason, women seem to think he is a God, and they would probably keep listening to his advice if it changed to 'hard work and eating right', as long as he was upbeat and positive about it.

Yesterday the show actually showed what to eat, and the food wasn't bad. Just peppered with this tea, and that pill, but the food alone was decent and healthy. He recommended a big breakfast, medium sized lunch and a small dinner, which, again, is not terrible advice. Then he ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED WORKING OUT! WOW, this weight loss malarkey isn't magic after all! The sad thing is, all the viewers will take away from it is what pills they need to take.

Really, it annoys me that someone has all this power, has the ability to give correct and potentially life saving information and chooses to make money by recommending pills and juices.

*Disclaimer* I am not a regular Dr Oz viewer, and these are my thoughts on the snippets that I have seen while I have been off work this week*

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARYELLEN301 6/22/2012 12:20AM

    It's quackery like that that makes me thankful I don't own a TV!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARGIE100%PURE 6/21/2012 3:48PM

    I have been cautious of MD recommendations for years. Their motives are most often financially in their favor not mine or my health. The mixed messages are deliberate and always misleading. The masses may listen but this set of ears also comes with a brain to clear the waste and save and reserve judgments on false facts. I have eliminated thousands of processed food medicines and beverages from my food plan. I feel great for having a brain and use it for the greater good instead of spouting or repeating ideas that harm.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARLA-216 6/21/2012 9:35AM

    I don't put much stock in anything said by a television personality.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMMERKIWI 6/21/2012 12:32AM

    I've always thought that he gets a commission from the Supplement Companies. I take his suggestions with a grain of salt - he is a Cardiologist - an expert in THAT field, not an expert in EVERYthing! I hardly ever watch the program, and when I do, it is never a who program - just snippets - because I would rather watch intentional rubbish that rubbish claiming to be informative (which SOME of it is, but loads of people lack the ability to figure it out for themselves.)


Report Inappropriate Comment
MENHALLS 6/20/2012 11:29PM

    Not a regular viewer either, but I think it is a lot about the knowing-doing gap. I mean we all "know" that if we want to lose weight we should "eat less & exercise more" but that is HARD. Insert whiny voice.

SP is easy. Doing the program is hard. This I know for sure, on my third (fifth? I've lost track) time through. I'm exactly the same weight I was a year ago & yet down 12 pounds. Figure that one out, Dr. Oz.

I wish we'd stop kidding each other that there is an easy solution.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOWEETOO 6/20/2012 11:00PM

    AMEN my friend i dispise that man he uses his arab charisma to fire up these women into thinking he speaks gospel truth and the reason you don't succeed is you don't follow the program what program is that?? and the advice he hands out on diabetes are killing the people taking it..he needs to be shut up but his voice is like snake oil..some people will buy anything and die as a result of taking his advice over going to see the doctor on a regular basis..oh but he's free and yeah how much does all the stuff you have to take cost and where my friend are the results
me 378 to 105 pounds..at sparkpeople my friend and maintaining that now in year four with no weight gain eating more food than i ever thought possible when i was fat..let's face it 378 is fat morbidly on a 5'2" frame i love spark but you can't sway people who will listen to the garbage he preaches..my endo and i have discussed this at length and he feels the same way and recommended spark to me..i avoid him as much as possible in an effort to keep my blood pressure under control lol
THE LADY MARY emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SARI_GIRL 6/20/2012 10:58PM

    I don't have an opinion on this topic, but yours is very entertaining! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNITTINGNAN 6/20/2012 10:54PM

  I only watch Dr. Oz once in awhile, fascinated by the number of supplements he recommends. If I had the time to watch every day for a year, writing down every supplement he suggests taking, I'm curious what the amount would be. Of course people lose weight following his prescription....after ingesting all of those pills, who would be able to eat?

I also feel that he is overly concerned with appearance, focusing on plastic surgeries and botox treatments. These doctor shows are very misleading, aren't they? I wish they would just stick with common sense health improvements.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Won't be back at work until Monday

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I woke up this morning and felt like hell. My nose wasn't blocked, which was a plus, but my head and throat hurt. A quick conversation with my boyfriend told me that there was no way I should be talking. My voice is croaky and if I talk I cough. Yuck. I sent a text to my boss (we are very casual) asking if he could ask my reliever to stay on for the rest of the week and I'd see him on Monday. There is no way I can teach like this, so I'm not even going to try. I feel back being out of the class so much, but there really isn't anything I can do about it. I just needed to drop off a USB stick with this terms reports on them and I was fine to take the rest of the week off. Thank goodness for kind admin ladies, who volunteered to print out my reports, forge my signature, stuff them into named envelopes and send them off home with my kiddos. They are all owed chocolate.

Now I just have a few things to do for next week. My planning can just roll over, so that makes things easier. I need to design the post tests for topic and maths, so I can see if I have actually taught them anything this term. AND I have a cool idea for my homework doers. Last term the kids all did their homework, so I threw them a homework party on the last day of school. This term some have decided not to do homework, so I have another idea. I got some mini packets of smarties chocolates and I'm going to give the homework kids a certificate and a packet of smarties as their 'reward'. I don't usually reward with chocolate, but I figure once in a while won't kill them, and it is certainly no worse than what is in their lunchboxes.

But right now I am going to rest and nap :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DRAGONCHILDE 6/20/2012 6:38PM

    Resting is good. Take care of yourself.

Also? I'm a little horrified that candy isn't worse than what's in their lunchboxes... am I the only mom that sends fresh veggies and healthy stuff?

Report Inappropriate Comment
OPALMOON 6/20/2012 9:59AM

    Look after yourself and I hope you feel better soon!


Report Inappropriate Comment

    Rest & Nap is a great idea! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSTETSER 6/20/2012 5:42AM

    Does your school go year round? Where do you teach?
I teach in Hillsboro, NH.
I have a few weeks off before I start in with the ESY Program.
(extended School Year)

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 Last Page