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Starting a NEW Day!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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SPARKLE1908 7/6/2012 7:09PM

    Love it!!!

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SONYALATRECE 7/6/2012 2:07PM

    Amen! Preach brotha!!!

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CITYDWELLERS72 7/5/2012 7:14PM

    It was great to read your story. It sounds like LC has really worked for you and that you have maintained which is awesome! I'm inclined to change my eating pattern but I have heard alot of the nay sayers as well and just wanted to know if anyone on Spark that followed it and knew it's successes. Thanks so much!!

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WOUBBIE 7/5/2012 3:39PM

    Love that!


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DOTTY7267 7/5/2012 2:25PM

    emoticonNice quote.

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I lost 7 lbs on All Inclusive Vacation? I knew I was onto something!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

First vacation ever where I actually lost weight on the All Inclusive plan.......eating tons of Meat (chicken, shrimp, lobster, steak), tons of Veggies and tons of fresh, fresh, FRESH fruit!!! emoticon

.....and the Alcohol emoticon "straight only, no mixer"!!!

As for the rest of the food, the breads, the rice, the pasta and the looked good but........well, you know! Ha! emoticon

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    Isn't that a good feeling? Way to go!

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LADYJAKE1 6/7/2012 8:20PM

    Good deal!

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STSCOTT11 6/7/2012 1:17PM

Keep up the good work.

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Gym Etiquette 101: Beware Too Much Information

Monday, May 14, 2012

I’m usually not a Sound Snob at the gym, usually my music is so loud I could care less if anyone else is “making noise”….who can hear over Kayne West – Stronger on volume 10 in your headphones anyway. As a matter of fact, the last time I was so rudely shushed for “singing too loud”, I feigned that “What?!?! What you say?!?! I can’t hear you, what?!?!”, pointing to my headphones………the nerve of some people!

But okay today, not having charged my phone fully last night, my phone battery died, leaving me sans music for the last 15min of my morning workout………….thankfully, I ended up being privy to the ongoing gab fest by my neighbor, Cindy to my immediate right……..

Cindy: So yeah I don’t know whats going on these days but im sick of it………
Cindy’s friend: What????
Cindy: I said I don’t know whats going on these days but im frigging sick of it………
(long pause)
Cindy’s friend: You should talk to him about it!
Cindy: I’m gonna start getting some of those little blue pills and start crushing it up in his food!
Cindy’s friend (wearing headphones): What????
Cindy: I think he needs those little blue pills!
Cindy’s friend: Oh! Ha!

(long pause, and now I’m officially thinking Lady, WTF?!?! I looked at the guy to my left but he feigned not being able to hear anything because of his headphones)

Cindy: Well I could swear I found cobwebs down there the other day, I’m gonna have to do like Julie and find me a part time chimney sweeper…
Cindy’s friend: What????
Cindy: Ha! Forget it!
Cindy’s friend: No, I just didn’t hear what you said?!?!
Cindy: It was a joke!

(I looked at Cindy and she looked at me like, dude, mind your own frigging business…another pause)

Cindy (changing the subject): Hey have you ever heard of something called Speed Dating?
Cindy’s friend: What????
Cindy: Have you heard of Speed Dating?!?!?
Cindy’s friend (taking off the headphones): What did you say???? Can’t hear you!!
Cindy: Have you heard of Speed Dating? I’m trying to find Andrew a girl to date……
Cindy’s friend: (mumbles something I couldn’t hear)

( I took off my headphones)

Cindy: Well Andrew is such a jack ass he will never find a girl, I tell him all the time, Andrew you need to find a girlfriend and get out the house.

(long pause)

Cindy: I got this number for Speed Dating. Somehow it’s setup where you go on like 20 dates but they are like 5 min each.
Cindy’s friend: I saw those ads on tv…

(After a long pause, Cindy brings up her cell phone and dials)

Phone: ring……ring…….ring……..(click) Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof……woof, woof!

(From the SOUND of the Dog, I could only imagine a gargantuan Great Dane something like Marmaduke)

Cindy (looking at the phone): …………….Hello?!?!
Phone: Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof!! Woof, Woof, Woof!
Cindy’s friend: What is that?
Cindy: I don’t know?!?
Phone: Woof, Woof, Woof! (dog fades out) Rex! Rex! Stop it, quiet, quiet! Err, Hello?
Cindy: Hi my name is Cindy (name withheld to protect the stupid), I was calling about Speed Dating for my son Andrew.
Phone: What????

(I guess everyone is wearing headphones at this point)

Cindy: I was calling about Speed Dating for my son.
Phone: (long pause)……..Ma’am, this is an animal rescue shelter?!?
Cindy’s friend: What did she say???
Cindy: Something about rescuing animals…..(to the person on the phone) This isn’t Speed Dating?!?
Phone: No ma’am …. Woof,woof, woof …. Rex! Stop it! Lady I gotta go…
Cindy: Well do you have the number for Speed Dating, I want to find a date for my son?!?
Phone: (silence)
Some random guy from across the Gym: Hey Lady!!! Ask her if one of the dogs wants to date your friggin’ son!!!
Phone: (click)
Cindy (in a low voice to her friend): People are so rude!!!

Hey Lady, Too Much Information!


......but at least the last 15 min of my cardio flew by!


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NAYPOOIE 6/9/2012 1:14AM

    Well, it's never dull.

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EGALITAIRE 6/7/2012 6:16PM

    Reason 433 to workout at home.

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JAZZID 6/7/2012 1:43PM

    OMG... this really happens in the gym!... emoticon

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    Wow! LOL

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    The nerve of that random guy :P

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GONABFIT 5/29/2012 1:11AM

    Wow!!!! That was like a sitcom... Who needs tv!? Yay for an entertaining workout

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KAZINMICH 5/28/2012 10:32PM

    That is hilarious! I'm going to have to "listen" the next time the gym is busier.. lol

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LOVEABLELULU 5/16/2012 4:59PM

    LOL I'm weak from all the laughter! I needed this so badly.

Thank you so much.

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SPARKLE1908 5/15/2012 3:15PM


I am always thankful for my headphones...and yes, Kanye's "Stronger" is one of my favorite workout songs...the higher the volume, the better!!!!!

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SONYALATRECE 5/15/2012 2:49PM

    HA! emoticon
Sounds like encounters I witness all the time.

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LADYJAKE1 5/14/2012 10:31PM

    Too funny

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JAMGIRL8 5/14/2012 12:56PM

    That's hilarious!


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Death by Funnel Cake (Don't forget the Cotton Candy!!!)

Monday, August 01, 2011

It was a true, "What the %$%^ was I thinking?!?!" Moment --- sitting there absolutely ROASTING at the UniverSoul Circus, oh my goodness!!! emoticon

Yeah, Sunday afternoon at 3pm, 102F degrees under a circus tent with 2500 other hot and sweaty humans from this planet --- if it had NOT been my oldest daughter's 13th birthday AND "the last second trip to the circus (instead of the pool)" being what she wanted as her birthday gift from me --- yeah, you get the picture! emoticon

I joked my youngest daughter that actually, we had passed the Devil himself on our way into the tent, he was yelling and complaining to management, and wanting his money back, even HE was leaving because it was TOO DAMN HOT!!!! emoticon

So......the cotton candy guy came by, my kids passed. The popcorn guy came by, my kids passed. The nachos guy came by, my kids passed. The hot dogs guy came by, again my kids passed. Asking what was the deal, my youngest daughter informed me, "Dad, seriously?!?!? It's too friggin' hot to chew!!!!". Yes, I agreed in my own mind, as the stifling heat was making even ME sick to my stomach. I then wondered how everyone ELSE in the crowd was chowing down having a good ole time?!?!?

Of course, NEXT came the snow cones guy --- "Yeah man, we'll take THREE of those, extra, extra, EXTRA ice!!!!" emoticon

Rumor Control in the crowd was reporting that it was actually cooler outside the tent because there was actually "air circulation" (it being sunny and 102F, not withstanding) --- the three of us being on the verge of quitting the circus midway through, we decided to go outside to cool off emoticon

Getting outside, we were thrilled because yes it was cooler, amazingly --- we made a bee line to the concession stand for some ice cold bottle water. In front of us in line, however, there was even more entertainment.

The young lady in front of us, after waiting patiently in line, ordered herself a double funnel cake --- that's two funnel cakes on one plate, for those of you that didn't know (like me). I was thinking, "Hey, maybe it's HER birthday too, whatever". You go Girl, live it up!!!

She wondered aloud to the attendant, if she could get powered sugar AND strawberry sauce with that funnel cake? Hey, it's America, OF COURSE you can, no charge!!!

After the attendant dumped the double portion of powdered sugar on top of the funnel cakes stack, the young lady had another thought, "Hold up! Hold up!", she said. "I wanted cotton candy too, let me get one of the pink ones!!!".

The attendant got the cotton candy and tried to hand the plastic bag to the young lady, "No...", she said,"...just put it on top", she replied (pointing to the funnel cake).

The attendant, me and my kids all had the same look on our faces.


The attendant took the cotton candy out of the plastic bag --- placed the cotton candy on top of the funnel cakes, yes on top of the powdered sugar. "Yeah...", the young lady continued, " pour the strawberry sauce on top". She glanced at me and my kids waiting behind her and said to us, ".....that way, the cotton candy and everything else will melt all they way down into the funnel cake!!!"


As the young lady was finishing up paying for her treat, my kid whispered in my ear, "Dad, I think I just threw up in my throat!!"


"Yeah, can we get three bottled waters to wash this down?!?!?" emoticon

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JAZZID 6/7/2012 1:52PM

    ... no accounting for what people eat! I can't say anything because when I eat sweets, I probably eat just as much sugar as she did, I just eat different things that all add up to sugar over-load. Most of the time I follow the Paleo/Primal lifestyle (low carb), but I have my moments. emoticon

... I love your stories, keep em' comin'... emoticon

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SEESTARS 8/23/2011 4:22PM

    Of course you got those kids trained to good eating! Way to go!

This is just as gross as a story I heard from a Subway/Wal-Mart employee about a customer who had chocolate chip cookies put IN her sandwich with vinegar salad dressing. YUCK!

Stay frosty.

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HERCULEA 8/3/2011 1:39PM

    Hilarious post! Some peoples creativity with "food" can be really impressive at times. Hopefully this young women can be just as creative in the gym! emoticon

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1HELPLESSMOM 8/2/2011 12:35PM

    It amazes me what some people will put in the bodies. All that sugar would send me into a coma. I am with your kids on this one. emoticon emoticon

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AKAFIT 8/2/2011 11:47AM

    In a state where I have seen ALMOST everything you can imagine FRIED, this does not shock me. What I am wondering is if she went into a Diabetic Coma emoticon emoticon emoticon after consuming all of that.

Amazing that we wonder why the USA has an obesity problem. Don't get me wrong, I have consumed the occasional funnel cake, but hold the sauce and the FREAKING cotton candy for goodness sake emoticon

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FILARECKI1 8/1/2011 10:44PM

    I think I'm going to be sick. If you were tempted by the funnel cakes before, I'm sure you weren't by the time she finished. emoticon

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JREA24 8/1/2011 7:08PM

    Ha! I wonder if she really at it.

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SONYALATRECE 8/1/2011 3:34PM

    What a gross picture in my head...YUCK!
She probably took a serious dump after that.

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KKINNEA 8/1/2011 3:05PM

    Oh wow, you weren't kidding about entertainment - amazing how someone could come up with that!

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KBEHUNE 8/1/2011 2:57PM

    That is just nasty! I have never heard of such a concoction. The double funnel cake being bad enough, but the cotton candy AND the strawberry sauce--way to much!

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HALF_THE_GIRL 8/1/2011 1:45PM

    people eat sh*t and then wonder why they feel like sh*t

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DGRIFFEE 8/1/2011 1:06PM

    Lol that was gross and funny :)

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GEOPENGUIN 8/1/2011 12:57PM

    amazing...I don't feel so bad about the french fries I had for lunch now...

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Twinkie Diet Success!!!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Now I really no longer want to live on this planet, sheez!!! emoticon

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MOUNTAINKATIE 3/10/2011 10:16PM

    EEEW! You can bury a twinkie for 9 months and it will not bio-degrade. I will NEVER put anything like that in my body!


You are what you eat, I'll stick with natural and whole foods!

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MYOWNHERO 3/10/2011 10:00PM

    I had to double check to see if this "news" came from The Onion :D

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JUSTBIRDY 3/10/2011 9:49PM

    Hey, if the dietitians think it is great, let them stay on it. (I think its that gene pool thing..)

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GROUCH201 11/24/2010 11:12AM

    The bylines in this diet were that the guy was also eating a protein shake, vegetables, and taking a multi-vitamin for supplemental nutrients. It was called the twinky diet for the sensationalism of it. Read the whole article, not just the headline.

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ODIROM 11/24/2010 9:45AM

    I contend that when the diabetes kicks in from his insulin resistance that he will REALLY start seeing the weight come off. That is to say that when they start amputating LIMBS because of the diabetes that he will REALLY weight less! Calories in do equal calories in. But THESE calories(low carb calories) will keep your blood sugar low and avoid other things that will kill you. THOSE calories (high carb, low fat) will result in diabetes and your fingers and toes falling off.

Obviously it's ALL the SAME calories. Pft, I me, seriously. No difference between eating twinkies all day and eating filet mignon. Calories in, calories out. You know-with a side of carb crashes, insulin resistance and liver failure. I mean, sheyeah, RIGHT. BUT THE CALORIES are the same! And THAT makes it ALL better. Obviously.

Editor's note, the Vegangelicals would probably LOVE this diet. Er, I mean die-et.

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MELMODESTE 11/21/2010 8:49AM

    Too funny

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    It is about ultimately about calories in and calories out but you can eat a lot of healthy food for the same amount of junk food and I prefer volume and natural vitamins coming from foods which have been proven superior to supplements. You could lose weight eating nothing but candy but it would not be healthy.

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NUTMEG1125 11/8/2010 1:30PM

    I contend that if he were to continue that experiment for say 1-2 years he would wreck his metabolism and begin to gain weight. Initial weight loss from reduced caliories is one thing, but long term insulin spikes from so much sugar will eventually cause him to become diabetic. He started with a healthy metabolism. Someone like me that already has a messed up metabolism would gain wiehgt quickly on the same diet.

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TAYLORLIV31 11/8/2010 12:58PM

    You know I hate to say it, BUT, when I try to eat all the food that I need, healthy food, the weight doesn't seem to come off. What I'm doing now is eating when I feel hungry. I've been able to lose seven pounds so far since August. I think something is wrong. The preservatives and stuff that is added to our foods and it's making use sick.

Thanks for this! emoticon

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MJUDE79 11/8/2010 12:12PM

    I JUST posted this article on my blog!!! LOL That's absolutely nuts! I KNEW I was doing something!

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ALNEAGLE 11/8/2010 11:43AM

    WHOA!!! That's just INSANE!!

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KEEKEEWASH1972 11/8/2010 11:35AM


When and why did we ever stop killing dumb people???????


Slackers always look for a way to justify their madness, you know that!!!

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MISSCUS 11/8/2010 11:17AM

    WOW, to think that someone actually went on a twinkie diet and lost weight. Where's the fairness in that? I wouldn't do a diet like that, I would probably feel terrible. He must have been feeling pretty healthy to begin with. I would fail after a week of that. Good article.

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I_GET_FIT 11/8/2010 11:15AM


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PIFFLED 11/8/2010 11:14AM

    I love this -

Take your vitamins and eat what ever you want AS LONG AS you keep the calories down.


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DISCIPLE45 11/8/2010 11:13AM

    What Bunk! First of all he only did it for a limited time and he was NOT surviving on only junk food! A vitamin, protein shake and fruits and veggies! So what was he missing except dairy? How ridiculous and I'm at least grateful that he doesn't recommend this way of eating! The whole point should be about health not poundage!

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TERCON1 11/8/2010 11:13AM

  LOL!!! Blows many diet theories out of the water!!!


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