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Three pointing back

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It is strange how the mind works. This morning I was thinking about our last family reunion with me, my uncles and my cousins standing around talking.
Then something I was taught a long time ago pops into my head. Never point your figure at someone else because you have three pointing back at you.
Then my brain combines the 2 and a little light goes off.
The topic of our discussion at the reunion was our weight. We were talking about how all of us boys were becoming more like our fathers all the time. Almost like it was genetic and there was nothing we would be able to do about it.
So as I think of that conversation and the finger pointing it dawns on me that that there are three pointing back.
Being so out of shape and obese had nothing to do with genetics, it was all because of me, me, me. Genetics was just an excuse not to do something about it.
If it is raining don't let that spill your workout, be flexible. try an indoor workout ( I know some of you run in the rain but i'm not that dedicated yet.)
No matter what excuse we come up with just think of pointing your finger then look at the three pointing back at you. The only thing keeping us from a workout is ourself.

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CARDAMOMMA 3/31/2012 5:24PM

    You said it!

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CAMAEL100 3/30/2012 6:15AM

    I think it was Robert Kiyosaki who said 'excuses are just the lies we tell ourselves'. I haven't been able to rest easy since I read that one!! LOL.

I have made all the excuses but in the end of the day it was only myself I was fooling.
Now if I hear myself say - 'I can't because.....'. I try to re-think if it is true or not or is there as you said an alternative.

It sounds like being hard on oneself but actually it is great because it is like you said about genetics it is so much harder if we think we have no power to change our lives.

It is all about taking back power over our own lives! Good post!

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CALI_POPPY 3/29/2012 7:51PM

    Well said! That kind of hit me in the gut because its so true. I find I do that all too often. Thanks the gentle reminder.

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Big Surprise

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On my off days I like to prepare the meals for my workout days so that everything is as ready as they can be to help save time on workout days. So anyway, the other night I was doing this and my daughter comes out and grabs the food scales.I just stood there watching her not saying a word. My wife had bought her some baked potato chips. She grabs them and a small bowl. She put the bowl on the scale and turned it on, then she starts to read the back of the bag. She measures out her chips, then I ask her what she is doing. Well she tells me, A serving size of these chips are 1 ounce so i'm weighing out one ounce. What a surprise. We have never said anything to her about weighing out her food, just something she see's us do. I was a proud daddy, I know that is something she will now carry with her.

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MKRUSE34 4/6/2012 9:33PM

    That is cool. Starting good habits while they are young will help with them as they get older.

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CALI_POPPY 3/29/2012 7:54PM

    Awesome!!! I have two little ones and they copy me all the time. I didn't know the older kids still did that. Something to look forward to and something to remind me of my own behaviors.

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PUDLECRAZY 3/25/2012 2:50PM

    Actions really do speak louder than words. Great parenting there!

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STLCARDSFANS05 3/24/2012 3:49PM

    that's awesome that you are passing along healthy habits to your babies!!!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/24/2012 3:48PM

    You are a great Dad! How cool-- emoticon

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SALGUOD2 3/24/2012 2:01PM

    Thank you for your comments. I guess it is true when they say actions speak louder than words.

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    You are setting a great example - well done !! emoticon

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CURLSUSIEQ 3/24/2012 9:55AM

    wow. cool. So beautiful when you see your child admire you and follow your example. Be your best Dad! a precious soul is right beside you. :^)

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LITTLEBO 3/24/2012 9:31AM

    WOW!!! Proud daddy AND A GOOD EXAMPLE...She obviously got it from somewhere.....

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First workout

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tonight , after work I had my first offical workout at the Y. It is called original strength training. Oh my goodness, feel the burn. Who ever invented those big ropes should be shot. So after the trainer kills us with the ropes she has a 16 station workout area set up. 1 minute at each station. No problem right, WRONG. She had us jumping, doing lunges, planks with your feet suspended in rings, lunges with one leg suspended in a ring, etc., etc, etc,... Overall, best workout I've had in a long time. Can't wait until next week.

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TRI_BABE 3/28/2012 9:14PM

    I love these types of workouts. You feel like you are going to die but they are so good. Keep going!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/23/2012 12:22AM

    That sounds great! Really challenging--you must already be strong to have gotten through that. Sleep well!

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Eating healthy just taste so darn good

Sunday, March 18, 2012

On sunday's wesit down and make out our weekly menu, then go shopping for whatever ingredients we may need.
This week I will be trying 8 new recipes. Have tried 4 of them so far today. this morning I tried a monte cristo sandwich, recipe from a spark member. Absolutely delicious. Nice way to start off the day. Sunday afternoon is Seafood Sunday at our house. Today's menu included Pan seared talipia, cheddar biscuits, shrimp scampi, (all these recipes came from SparkRecipes) plus steamed asparagus and broccoli with a salad. Yet after all that good and healthy eating I'm still under 1000 calories.
Monday's are meatless monday day for us, so I will be making a creamy potato soup with grilled cheese.
Tuesday will be another new recipe(from cooking light) Chicken Stir Fry
Wednesday will be a favorite Turkey BLT's
Thursday another cooking light recipe Blackened chicken with dirty rice
Friday (cooking light recipe) will be Shrimp and Pea Rice Bowl
Saturday we will wind out the week with another cooking light recipe Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Soy-Mustard Sauce
8 new recipes, 4 down, 4 more to go. All healthy and SOOOOOO GOOOOD TO EAT.

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-AIRYN- 3/20/2012 4:51PM

    Wow...I give you guys credit. I thought that I was on a mission to try new recipes but we only do about 3-4 a week! Go you! Keep up the amazing work!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/19/2012 4:01PM

    It's so true! I really don't miss eating the way I used to; I don't think I enjoyed my food as much as I do now. I'm also careful to sit down and savor what I'm eating 95% of the time.

Planning a week in advance is such a useful way to make it easy, too, isn't it?

Tell me what you think of the lentil recipe.

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Best Friend

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Well, my best friend came to see me today. I only get to see him once a week and he is only here a couple of minutes, but lately he has been bringing me such good news. I really don't no why he continues to come over though because all I do is walk all over him.
Like this morning he comes over and I walk over him again and all he can say is " YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT IS 182.
That is a 2 pound lost this week. Once again he has brought me good news. Then he left and now I won't get to see him until next Sunday. His stays a short but his words have such meaning.

2 more pounds gone, I love it. emoticon

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LITTLEBO 3/18/2012 10:10AM

    Lock the door so he can't get out

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WALIDGAZALA 3/18/2012 7:35AM

    Good for You to have such a friend

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MBW209 3/18/2012 7:14AM

  Very clever - you made me smile! Now, I want the kind of friend you have - mine has not been bringing me that kind of news lately, but hope and determination spring eternal.
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