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Puppies - Week 1

Monday, May 11, 2009

So Saturday was my first day volunteering with PAWS - not in the greatest of neighbors (quote my office co-workers -you're going where??? :D

Hopped in the Pink line train for parts unknown saturday morning -and got off at my designated stop - and of course me -being me with my finely tuned sense of direction.. when the wrong way... Finally stopped in a gas station and asked to be pointed in the right direction..

Made it to the center.. and signed in - folded a few big old loads of laundry (ok towels and blankets and other stuff) Note to people reading -have old towels, sheets, blankets? donate them to your local animal shelter -they will absolutely be put to good use.

Then got to meet the doggies for some walking.

First up was an overweight, 6 year old Chesapeake bay retriever named Chessie -Chessie probably weighed about 125lbs and wasnt overly fond of walking.. Her attention span was worse than mine.. but 15 minutes out and back... we probably covered a half a mile... she was ready for her bed.. but seemed to enjoy the walk... kind of...

Next up - was Pumpkin - -stupid name for a dog.. Pumpkin was a 8 year old Pomeranian... Toothless as all her teeth were removed from dental surgery... didn't seem to bother Miss pumpkin -she knew she was pretty -and pranced down the street while we walked... Pumpkin has yet to meet a tree, a fire hydrant or a gate that she didn't like... However, the unleashed pitbull that crossed her path and mine - that sniffed about her.. Pumpkin didn't seem to fond of.. Me neither.. especially when there ddn't seem to be a dog owner anywhere in the vicinity... Pumpkin and I very quietly backed out of the area and proceeded on our way...

Brooklyn, the 7 month old Sheltie mix was my next candidate... all puppy all fun.. Brooklyn definitely has the makings of being a good frat boy dog... every beer bottle and beer can we passed on the street -Brooklyn felt the need to sniff... Very sweet puppy that was also good at sitting... :D

All in all -a lot of fun.. and can't wait til next weekend where i can meet more puppies.

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MSEMBERSTORM 5/11/2009 3:00PM

    This sounds so fun! Cool!

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Memory and television

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So too much television rots the brain... well duh...

Look at the crap that's on television :)

However, my problem with television really lies in the fact that I can't remember when certain shows are on or what channel... So is my brain already rotted? Perhaps!!

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MOOGIEBEE 4/26/2009 11:32PM

    I like some of the stuff alot... like Law and Order.... which was the show that's on the television in one of your latest photos in your gallery.... :) I like some of the stuff... it's entertainment. There's a LOT more I don't watch... it really is crap....

By the way... your photos are incredible! Thank you for posting them. I'm in a bit of a stalled out positon myself. I started back tracking my food today. I will have to change up my work out routine... as my gym memebership expires in a couple of days. Can't afford to keep it. I was not going as often as I was last year anyway. New challenge... to work out at home.

Your're wonderful! You'll find a way to stay on track.............. You do look mahlevous as you are!!!!

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MEOWCATS 4/21/2009 6:34PM

    We don't currently have television--we have to have cable or satellite to get it, or no I choose not to spend money on it right now. And I do miss it. A lot. emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/20/2009 12:08AM

    Unfortunately my brain is probably rotted! Sad but true. There is too much CRAP on the tube.

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TRECECOOKS 2/18/2009 10:52AM

    On Sunday, when the TV listings are all together, I sit down with a highliter and mark up the week. Pitiful, I know, but it keeps me aware. . .

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So I get to the hotel, check in, grab dinner, and still feeling really edgey - head down to the gym - which consisted of a stationary bike (yawn), 2 treadmills, a pile of folded towels, and a television that still had a rotary dial..

So I hopped on the treadmill and go for a warm up- and keep walking into the railing - why's it going so slow... so I made it go faster... and still not comfortable - so faster still... I'm looking for the adjustment that makes me think i'm on kilometers it's going so slow but there doesn't appear to be one...

I keep going... my heart rate goes up and my hair gets all sweaty - which i'm told is the mark of a really good workout -the more you sweat the better your workout... (i really must kick ass in the summer when i cross the street then) but I know damn well I dont walk a 11:41 minute mile, on a 12 incline...

but it did make me wonder -I've read on various places, people who go on and on about how they walk a mile in xxx, and I really wonder how the hell tehy're doing it... I think perhaps I got it - they've got delusional treadmills...

and on another note

Toddlers and Tiaras - yeah this is a must watch show... let's raise a new generation of girls who think that beauty is the be all and end all - and not focus on the stuff that matters..... Can we use the idiot mothers who think its ok to put make up on a 5 year old and have her look like she's 19 - can they please be target practice? Talk about delusional....

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/16/2009 1:57PM

    Amen gal! I wondered that about the walking and treadmills. Toddlers in Tiaras I can't stand it!!!! Love the hell of a workout crossing the street in the summer. I was thinking that about me. LOL

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FLUFFBUSTER 2/13/2009 5:55PM

    Toddlers in tiaras, oh thank heavens I'm not the only one that thinks there is something wrong there, LOL!!!

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More on the Mom...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Nadya Suleman, the mother of those eight tiny in vitro-created babies, is waiting for the right price for her first interview.

And yes, we’re talking millions.

The mother of 14 kids is asking for $2 million for her octuplets story.

Oh, and she would also like a TV career as a child-care expert.

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TRECECOOKS 2/15/2009 10:08PM

    Maybe she can get enough so that the state won't get stuck paying for the babies' hospital charges!!

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MALEFICENT1964 2/10/2009 11:03PM

    what this woman's mother has said about her is incredible...

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/10/2009 8:56PM

    Holy smokes! This one is just a head shaker.

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Can the ab machines sold on TV really get rid of "love handles"?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Finally some decent advice from a daily mailer that I get..

Q: Can the ab machines sold on TV really get rid of "love handles"?

A: One of the many myths of toning "love handles" is that abdominal exercises cause fat loss in a specified area. That you can cause spot-specific reduction of fat could not be further from the truth.

Millions of Americans who have purchased and used abdominal exercise machines in an effort to lose weight around their middles will tell you that their efforts may have been in vain. Abdominal exercise machines can do nothing more than strengthen and tighten the abdominal muscles.

The best way to lose fat is through improved eating habits coupled with cardiovascular exercise. You must understand that performing abdominal exercises can, at best, cause people to lose weight by burning calories of carbohydrates but not calories of fat.

There are two ways to lose fat, one is to perform certain aerobic exercises that will speed up the metabolism and therefore burn fat, and the other is to use a low-fat diet. Many people begin exercising with the expectation that they will lose weight fast, not realizing that their efforts are being wasted if not coupled with diet modification. Knowing this, why do people continue to do abdominal exercises in an attempt to lose weight if it is not physiologically possible?

People in general are misinformed about loss and exercise and do not know any better. Moreover, manufacturers of abdominal exercise machines know this and take advantage of the average person's desperation to lose weight. It is against the law for companies to lie outright about performing abdominal exercises to attain fat loss.

In fine print, you will always see that a healthy nutritional plan should be used in conjunction with the product for best results. So, if you do indeed intend on tightening your "love handles" by using their abdominal exercise, your efforts may be in vain if not coupled with diet modification.

It is possible to attain fat loss on a healthy diet with zero exercise. But it is not possible to lose weight by eating an unhealthy diet even with all the exercise in the world. Fat reduction of the "love handles" can be attained at the fastest rate possible by following a low-fat diet and even faster when combined with certain types of cardiovascular exercises. Why waste time and effort with products that will not help you to tone your abdomen when a combination of exercise and low-fat diet is your best bet or a combination of exercise and low-fat diet will yield the best results.

Note: As always, consult with your health-care provider before beginning any fitness program.


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