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Day one with AG (athletic greens)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I received 21 day trial of athletic greens.
I have heard about this Several years ago and tried other greens.
Now what trial offer was offered and I'm going to see if there's any difference.
I actually had quit taking it for the last several months.
I know shame on me.
Athletic greens was talked about in 'the four hour body'by Tim Ferris, and by Isabel De Los Rios.
I slept a lot yesterday so I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before. But it did seem to give me some energy.
I had read about it about it several different places online before but read a new one last week that prompted me to try the 21 day trial.
The article was about a lady in her early 50s that had gone to a gym and had gotten a personal trainer. She had thought the personal trainer was around her age slightly older. The PT could run circles around what she could do.
Turns out the personal trainer was all about 30 years older.
the trailer attributed all her energy and good health because she had been taking athletic greens for many years.

To have just the right combination of these three foods that Reave up a body to working it's best.
Think I need to find the article.

Anyway I'll let you know how it goes.

  
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12345AV 3/29/2014 11:58AM

    Hi, I am trying to improve my health by losing wright, exercising and eating better; I also just ordered the ATHLETIC GREENS 21 day FreeTrial and I'm hoping it helps
me/us too! Keep me posted & good luck!! Best Wishes, Anny (also a sparkpeople member:)

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LESSOFMOORE 2/16/2014 7:49PM

    I'll be eager to hear how it goes!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/14/2014 11:57AM

    Best wishes!!

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a redo that I wish wasn't

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I didn't end up doing much of anything today. Took my cat to the vet, slept and watched a video. And ate things I know I should not have. I don't think I went over my calories for the day but nothing I ate today was healthy for me except for my medicines and my multiple vitamin.
I did a sad depressed day and really wasn't that sad or depressed. why do I do that to myself?
I have so much to do and want to do. Let alone what needs to be done and I sleep instead of making myself happy by accomplishing something with my stuff or spending time with people I love.
This is nothing new. Now I am crying.

I redid this day- like I have done so many others. Not sure why I let myself do this to me. I know I am better than that. Than this.
I mess up my schedule. I get mad at myself for not doing anything constructive. And don't feel good the next day because of the food I ate.

I KNOW the only way I am going to get better is to eat right, sleep and exercise properly and loose some weight.
I know that loosing weight won't make me happy. I KNOW THIS.
Even read something today about that on spark people. Most of the time I like me, I am happy and wouldn't want to be anyone else. I don't ever want to be anyone else. I just want to be a better me. the best me I can be. I know it is way more than I am doing now.

Loosing weight will make me a healthier person. And lets face it. NOTHING is more important than being healthy. You can't help the people you love if you are not as healthy and as positive as you can be.

9/11 has been a date that changed a lot for people all over the world.Maybe I can make this day the day for change for me. I don't like doing what I do on days like today. I am the only one that can change that.
I have better at not picking sleep over friends and family. Now I need to not pick sleep over making me happy every day.

  
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BOSS61 10/24/2013 7:32PM

    You might want to consider losing an "o" in "Loosing" weight!!! (*** ducks while she swings and hits me!).

Seriously, you are doing great - we all see it!

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LE7_1234 9/16/2013 12:49AM

    "I have so much to do and want to do. Let alone what needs to be done and I sleep instead of making myself happy by accomplishing something with my stuff or spending time with people I love. "

I find that the days I have so much to do are sometimes the hardest ones to just start doing--because I get so overwhelmed and don't know what to do first.

When I realize what's going on, I can snap out of it by picking one thing, *anything*, to just *do*. Once I finish one thing, it's easier to pick the next. And yes, it is great to put "spending time with people I love" high on the list, even if that means something else doesn't get done. :-)

Hope you're feeling better today.

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NANCYPAT1 9/12/2013 6:10AM

    You can forgive yourself and move on to a new day

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GARDENCHRIS 9/11/2013 11:27PM

    be kinder to yourself! Could you even have thought of writing a blog about your day like this 6 months ago..... probably not..... the very first step to change anything is to realize there is a problem ..... so you did now do something with this knowledge!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/11/2013 10:20PM

    I agree.... this too shall pass and you will get back on track....

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TULIPVIC 9/11/2013 10:09PM

    Oh Char, don`t be so hard on yourself! Everybody has days like this, it`s normal. So tomorrow you pick yourself right back up and get going again! Maybe a down day was just what you needed to make you realize what you need to do. And maybe you needed the rest. So forget today and concentrate on tomorrow, okay!
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Going back to something new- a review

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I went to church. thought about sleeping but... I didn't.
It wasn't spiritual but nice. The hymns chosen could have been better or maybe if they had familiar to all or there was more of us. anyway... something didn't work.

What I really liked is they lite a candle, called the lighting of the challis (?), and put it in the center of a shallow bowl that had sand in it.Someone had taken time to smooth it out and put a nice design in it so it was pleasing to the eye even without the candle in it. What was done after the announcements was a sharing time. If you wanted you could go up and light another candle and place it in the sand also. You shared your name and your joy or concern or something special that was going on with you With as much detail as you wanted. For a minute I didn't think anyone was going to get up but then there was then 5-6 people did. afterwards one was lighted for ones that were not shared out loud.

I though about getting up and sharing my concern about my knee and to ask for anyone else who had something similar to talk to about it. I didn't but I wish I had. I don't know. If it hadn't been my first time there I would have.

It being my first time there didn't stop me from making a statement at the end of the talk. It was a good talk. it is entitled "The Tao of Pooh" and how most of us were one of the main characters in Winnie the pooh : Pooh, Piglet, Tigger,Eye-ore, Owl, Pooh and XXX. Then there was Christopher Robin- the worldly all-knowing one. It was interesting.

She went on more about the different personality types in other works of fiction. Such as the fact there is only four women in the lord of the rings (I think it was) but them being women wasn't the thing but that each woman was a STRONG WOMAN. pretty cool. I had never though about it.

Then she talked about the Briggs personality test that you can take. Which can help narrow down what career you would excel at. What is interesting is that she had a 'type' that only about 1% of the people have. They had a retreat last year (and were talking about the one that was coming up in a couple of weeks) and people there took the test. The super interesting part is 25% of the people there had the same type as she did.
Talk about like minds coming together.

There was about 15 minutes left of the hour put aside for the service and the speaker said we could end early or have a short impromptu discussion about the sermon. She waited a minute and the people stood up to wait for the microphone to make some comment.
There was sharing about different characters, what one of the pictures was of on the pamphlet ( the big bang theory) the others were were of course pooh, lord of the rings, & star trek.
I stood up and said I was surprised no one else had commented on how cool that 25% of the people that went to the church were the same type.

My mom later said something to the fact she was surprised I stood up and said something.
Surprised me. I thought she knew me better than that. I ALMOST ALWAYS have something to say.
Every one there was friendly and some went out of their way to say Hi. We have one more Sunday before school starts and I am going to try and get out early. Then talk to my new scheduling manager about having Sundays off in stead of Mondays. Or at least switching them once a month. I want to explore this Unitarian gathering in more detail.

  
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CURBUR 8/26/2013 8:05AM

    I'm glad you found a church that you are interested in attending. The church DH and I attended went through some major changes a couple of years ago and it was no longer a fit for us. We have yet to find a new church to call home.

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GINIEMIE 8/24/2013 6:21AM

    Glad you got up and went to church. I couldn't have survived the last eight years w/o my church family. My family was there too, but we were all suffering from the same two major life changing events. I pray you find the right church. May the Holy Spirit guide you.
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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/14/2013 11:03AM

    Sounds very interesting emoticon

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BARBANNA 8/13/2013 7:24PM

    I need to do that soon, glad you made it and was productive! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Going back to something new.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I work Sundays Have been for So many years I lost count.
The rare instance I had a Sunday off-- I slept.
I had last weekend off and I slept it away.
I slept in this morning but tomorrow I'm getting up and going to Back to where used I used to go a lot. Church. - At the same time I'm going back I'm going to try a new congregation A nondenominational group That I haven't experienced in a service setting.
My mom's been there several times and has been wanting to get active in.
It is a Unitarian Church. I like what the site said. They have some basic principles Which I like. One of them is Something to do with respect to everything because it is interconnected.
They believe in the democratic process. They believe You should
To treat others the way you want to be treated.
There are several others but I read them this morning and Not clear my mind.
The rest is up to each individual person and where they are in their journey.

Unfortunately this is just for this weekend Because then I go back to my regular schedule.

You don't need to go to church to be a wonderful, Caring, or Giving person. You don't have to go to church to believe in God or be Spiritual.
I think it does keep a person Grounded Realizing what is really Important in life.

What's important to give care and respect to all living things ( This includes the earth).
i don't think anything is more important than good health.
If you have good health in your body,mind and spirit I think you can do anything.

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/11/2013 2:01PM

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WEARINGTHIN 8/11/2013 5:21AM

    Sounds like your head is in the right place. You are looking to improve yourself, and have a good relationship the world. Best wishes to you, Glenn

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I am too old.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Yep-- after being carded for looking under 40 Saturday night.
This new doctor tells me the procedure he can do for the problem with me knee --- really doesn't do much for people who are 40-45 or older. Really. NOT what I wanted to hear.

What I have wrong with me knee is NOT FIXABLE. YEP. While the pain will eventually get better there are no guarantees that it will go away.
So after being down about all that. I decided while I can not be the best. (never could anyway...) I can emoticon AND STILL BE THE BEST VERSION OF ME THAT I CAN BE!

I wishh I had started blogging about all of my knee issues and thoughts earlier.
I am going to fix that this week. do a couple of bogs with events that happened and my thinking process. I think blogging does help issues become clearer faster and I want to be more consistent with writing what is going on in my life. So I can sort it out more easily.
More on my knee later.

  
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MMOFFAT1010 8/13/2013 10:47PM

  charthestar, what is wrong with your knee?

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/8/2013 12:16AM

    I have a knee injury too so I just wanted to read your blog and send you some "sympathy". You have a great attitude and will have a long time to be active and fit ahead of you. See another doctor. Even if nothing can be done at this time, you at least deserve a doctor who will listen to you and be understanding.

All the best!

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MARGARITTM 8/7/2013 12:27PM

    2 opinion and 3rd if necessary!

There are many options out there!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/7/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon Must be the type of knee injury my dad had knee replacements in late 60's. Maybe get another opinion. My dad is doing great now at 74 with his knees.

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LADYDARYA 8/7/2013 8:20AM

    I would maybe consider a second opinion? I know some folks that have had their knees replaced in their 40-50's and it's made a difference for them. Good luck and emoticon in how you are looking at it.

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DWSCHUYLER 8/6/2013 11:15PM

    Totally agree with you about blogging, although it sounds more like rambling on some days. Hang in there! emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 8/6/2013 10:58PM

    I HAVE HAD BOTH MY KNEES TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS. I WAS TOLD I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL I WAS 55 YEARS OLD BEFORE THEY WOULD DO IT. I WAS ONLY 43 AT THE TIME. IT IS WORTH THE WAIT. GET A SECOND OPINION ON WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO TO YOU. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY AND HANG IN THERE.

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SMALLERRJNOW13 8/6/2013 10:34PM

  I'm sorry about your knee but your positive attitude is admirable. emoticon

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HEALTHYLADY12 8/6/2013 10:33PM

    My friend had knee issues in her early 20's she had a few surgeries and she is still in pain and she is 42. Doctors have a way of being cold. Look this lady up she is one exception of cold doctors. Lissa Rankin is her name.

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