-DAVE-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DDAVE%2D -DAVE-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Karma available! Act now - Guaranteed or you try again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662555 April 2, 2014 <BR> <BR> GENEROSITY <BR> <BR> A young couple decided to deal with their ambivalence about panhandlers by giving money to the first person who asked each day. They were sincerely attempting to work with their confusion around the issue of homelessness, but they had an agenda: they would be good, generous people and do their noble deed and then forget about their conflicted feelings for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> One morning a drunk asked the woman for money as she went i... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:04:16 EST My thought processing (and maybe yours too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646068 I have been immersed in various books, and audio books over the past year or so trying to get all of the answers to my questions. I probably will be searching forever as I know that the more information I read and interpret, the more questions get spawned from those readings. Sort of like when I was young trying to make sense of music and bands. I would read something that led me on a wild chase to get information on that one particular event (like when Buddy Holly died; where was it, who ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:11:37 EST Monday's email I received...not being morbid, but seems right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644437 LIFE WILL SEEM LIKE A DREAM <BR> <BR> When we look back, at the time of death, the experience of this life will seem like a dream. <BR> <BR> And—just as with our nighttime dreams—it will seem useless to have put so much effort into it. <BR> <BR> The fear we experience in a dream is gone when we wake up; feeling afraid was just an unnecessary exertion of effort causing us to lose sleep! <BR> <BR> When we look back on our lives at death, the amount of time we spent in hesitation, aggress... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:20:49 EST Frustration but internally happy and grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643741 I am trying to change my life little by little as there are so many things to pursue. <BR> <BR> A new job, a new home for my family (I decided yesterday that I don't want to live in my current city anymore), my foods and a lot more. Sooooo. I am taking action to change my life. Why? Because who will? <BR> <BR> I may give my notice this week and ponder the next steps. I just don't want to do this anymore. I had an epiphany and want to make a change. Of course I am afraid, but of what?... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:27:58 EST What causes motivation and momentum? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638733 I don't know but trying to figure out motivation and momentum. <BR> <BR> First, I firmly believe that one needs to be clear on what his/her goals are. Without goals, you will not know where you are going. <BR> <BR> Secondly, your goals probably have some variables or constants in there (variable could be a varied diet where your meals vary day to day, or a consistently unchanging diet). I am opting in personally for a constant feeding time schedule per day; yes even on the weekends. I ha... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:49:22 EST Bayes Theorem will GUARANTEE sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636201 After creating the entry to the blog, the system was complaining about HTML. This was probably due to symbols and such that I was using. Sorry if things were cut out. <BR> <BR> This took me a long time to develop so here we go. I give credit to Thomas Bayes. <BR> <BR> First off, you don't need to know ANYTHING more than you already know. This Theorem is NOT complex and you use it every day without even knowing it. If you don't get it, skip to the last paragraph or so. <BR> <BR> It is ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:19:55 EST Random thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635028 We always seek things in other places. It usually is right there with us; we just need to trim the fat to find it. <BR> <BR> Blame - ah, the good old excuse of not taking ownership. Blame is related to mental and emotional maturity or fear. <BR> <BR> Fear can trap your being and paralyze you. Once you realize that fear is a created emotion that is created by your own brain, you can begin to welcome it as a healthy warning and conquer it when you need to. <BR> <BR> Your body is talking t... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:10:54 EST Talk to yourself honestly and openly; nobody can hear... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630086 I have been touched by a recent email from those daily and weekly emails that I signed up for a year or so ago. I just wanted to share and add that the following can be used in so many other aspects and events in daily life. Note that one doesn't need to meditate or follow any religion to understand what's gong on here. It is actually very simple except that you are being intimate with yourself and more importantly (and lovingly) gentle with your approach and tone - no self degradation or... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:02:08 EST Insulin and obesity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622287 If you have 8 minutes, watch this video. It's fundamental and explains why people gain weight. <BR> <BR> Calorie restriction: Not good <BR> Exercise mania : Not good <BR> Pills and caffeine: Not good <BR> <BR> Slightly less calories/exercise/low glycemic foods eaten at even intervals (along with the correct ratio of nutrients) to maintain blood sugar AND insulin : GOOD!!!!! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla<BR>yer_embedded&v=Yo3TRbkIrow Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:57:50 EST the mind -outside listening to music and doing this on my phone. - Edited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382411 I am outside composing this on my phone alone. <BR> <BR> I have not been here since April of this year. As the months go by everyday I wonder why I cannot simply stick to a happiness program which is the first thing on my priority list. A visit to a psychiatrist and a psychologist over the past many months have done nothing. The medication had horrible side effects and prevented me from doing a lot. <BR> <BR> I am adopted and this had been a huge hurdle on my life. Probably the mai... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 12:26:35 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334935 Time for a long blog - but not today; have to work out. This is just a placeholder to remind myself why I am doing this: <BR> <BR> 1. For me <BR> 2. For me <BR> 3. For me <BR> 4. For me <BR> 5. For me <BR> 6. For my family, my mom, and friends to have more time with me as a healthy person <BR> 7. For me <BR> 8. For my dogs (and newly added dog) to have a buddy to play with for a Long time... <BR> 9. For me <BR> 10. For my cats to have someone to throw little foil balls their way Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:34:28 EST Brutally honest - prepare your eyes for a shocker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302495 OK, here I go. <BR> <BR> The entire past month, I've dreaded going to my sister's wedding. Why? I'm a selfish bastard. I did not want to face relatives that I haven't seen in years (10+) and let them see that I've turned into an obese man. To add insult to injury, my family was with me and that added additional stress to my experience. They were going to judge me, laugh at me, feel sorry for my family, all the crap that they've done during my early years. I was terrified and embarrass... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:09:13 EST I must plan lunch; if I don't THEN BIG TROUBLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296708 The first week I was at my new position, I packed a lunch every day with snacks. Mainly a raw food diet with some days of tuna sandwiches. THEN week 2, I got lazy, but still ate great. THe thing was that I had to GO somewhere (primarily Whole Foods) to get foods. It's too easy to pick up chocolate or cookies and justify that it's OK if they are organic or made with fruit sweetener; calories are calories. <BR> <BR> This is what I have come to realize. No plan is a disaster waiting to hap... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:39:54 EST Crap Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293067 Totally eating badly and getting stressed at work. I see the correlation of stress and food and it is back to haunt me. <BR> <BR> Screw this. I am so frustrated and pissed that I fell off. Almost like clockwork - 2 months, had an injury, relaxed and now back to old behavior. <BR> <BR> Any advice friends? <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:32:18 EST Good things sometimes are not obvious... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288917 Over the past few days, I've been upset about my knee, not having time in the am to workout. I am very busy with school, teaching online courses and my new job. AND, I have to keep my family happy (and myself while doing that!). I came to the realization that it's ok not to worry about not working out EVERY day. The body needs rest. I am enjoying my rest, enjoying talking more with my family and relaxing when I can with my pets. This is good pondering time. I am also being great with m... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:16:09 EST Frustration is setting in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286206 I have a knee issue that just appeared. I am getting frustrated. I tried working out today; little luck. I did do weights however. Hope to be back in action soon. This sucks. <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:17:52 EST I am still an addict http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284352 I was in Target today because my packed lunch didn't satiate me today. I was hungry. In search for something healthy since I passed all the fast food places without any issues. Well Target is not a very safe place either. I walked down the peanut/cashes aisle. Looked at trail mixes and decided to pass them up. THEN I get to the candy area. One King Size Hershey bar in hand. I had the calories budgeted and was in a weak spot. I was hungry (mama always said, never shop for food when y... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:53:08 EST Whatever It Takes, I Am Willing To Do; I Feel Better Already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271198 Yesterday and today have been wonderful ponder days for me. I'm able to reflect on my week, job search issues, dreams, shakes, juices, my eating...Yesterday, the family went to a Smashburger joint which is like Five Guys which is like any other burger joint. We've been there a few times (twice including yesterday since I began my new journey in January) and I've been gravitating toward their Smashchicken Buffalo grilled chicken sandwich which I am sure has a lot of sodium and calories as we... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:12:28 EST The Frank truth about health...No excuses and no more justifying. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270042 We received a call yesterday that my wife's cousin in California had a heart attack. He is OK we believe and still in the hospital (this occured Wednesday). He is only 65, but overweight. Probably about 80-100 pounds overweight. When he has visited in the past, we used to joke around that us 'big' guys love to eat. This hit home as Rafael (Raffy as we affectionately call him) is a great person. Unfortunately for him, he has this situation to deal with and his wife is a total mess; I can... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 17:26:37 EST Self observation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268547 This week has been a very good week in a very long time. I really feel like I will change and never go back to my old habits. I must, however watch myself. I have in the past, many times, felt this way only to be back where I am. I am VERY conscious of this and mindful of my actions. <BR> <BR> Some great observations this week that I need to capture. <BR> <BR> 1. Liking veggies a lot more. I also reach for fruit instead of carbs for dessert or snacks. <BR> <BR> 2. Researching about ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:35:14 EST Going out was wonderful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266070 Last night, we decided to go out to that same cafe that we frequent that has great tasting and customizable healthy choices. Originally, I didn't want to go because they come out with these rolls that are so awesome along with whipped butter. You'd think you died and went to heaven (such a cliche, but they are really that good). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was nervous that we were going because my usual buffalo chicken salad has a lot of salt, blue cheese crumbles and creamy blue cheese dressing... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:48:32 EST Friday Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261065 I was dreading the party last night in Miami. I really did not want to go because I've been to these before and know what delicious and BAD FOR YOU foods exist at these things. Everybody wanted to go, so to keep peace and enjoy time with my family I went. <BR> <BR> As we arrived, we were greeted with plates of salted nuts, chips, alcohol, soda and sweet treats of every kind...OH MAN - I was panicking, but slowly took in the sights and found two new friends. Two boxers in the back that bot... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:07:14 EST I have 'Destination Constipation' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259891 I always have these little, well, I'll call them 'fuzzy thoughts' when I think about where I am going this time around. I know I am doing well and plan for the motivation to continue. <BR> <BR> I have a great memory and have vivid dreams about my past and where I want to be. I also, however have many fears in my fuzzy thoughts that creep up and keep me thinking a lot. These thoughts are mostly concerns about the future state of my body. I have destination constipation - an unclear path t... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:08:17 EST Book lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258387 I am reading a book (for the second time) about inner reflection and understanding how to take responsibility for actions and thoughts. <BR> <BR> Lessons learned from today and how it relates to MY life: <BR> <BR> If I try this this weight loss attempt again, doing it the same way, I will get the same results. Here are things I am doing differently: <BR> <BR> Being kind to ME <BR> <BR> Seeking happiness as the way <BR> <BR> Tracking food and exercise (a big pain, but works!) <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:35:15 EST Blog about nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256923 Nothing - just my thoughts of: <BR> <BR> 1. Why and how do I learn from the past so I don't let this weight problem happen again. <BR> <BR> 2. Why can I seemingly be happy now but never in the past. Learn about the past and why. <BR> <BR> 3. Likewise, how did I let my weight pile on - learning, try to learn and take the lessons and etch them in my heart. <BR> <BR> 4. Enjoy this transformation - so many lessons, things, people look and behave differently now that I'm throwing love and goo... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:50:17 EST Karate Kid Lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256040 Great dialog between my mind and myself, uninterrupted by commercials and completely free. I've had these talks hundreds of times. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1638608791.jpg"> <BR> MY MIND: <BR> "Good Morning Dave, Lately I have asked you to be more open in your reception of awesomeness around you and most of all within yourself. You were asked to be there for yourself and your family and change your outlook on how you go about this whole weight loss thing... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:34:47 EST Letter back to a good friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253620 I was touched today by the Spark Coach video which talked about treating one's self with kindness and dignity; sort of how I would treat a good friend trying to lose weight. In other words, I cheat myself out of kind sayings and thoughts just because it's me talking to me and this is the way I do it. THIS IS WRONG. Here is a letter back to myself as if I were talking to a friend having a similar weight issue. Many of my great friends here have told me similar things about myself and how t... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:00:51 EST Didn't want to but did http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246918 I had no desire to do anything today since I cheated a weigh in today. I was up 6 pounds and was totally pissed and confused at the same time. I felt my old "I don't care" feelings creeping up, but I relaxed, killed the drama and ate well today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l468463566.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I also adjusted my goal to be by 12/31/2013 for more of a crispy goal that I can actually see in the 'near' future. Since I did this, my calories also... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:39:57 EST Sunday wrap up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245692 Wow, <BR> <BR> What a great weekend. I have been making a lot of headway into my head; too many and complex to discuss here, but some highlights. <BR> <BR> Feeling the 'healthy' way I was feeling back in HS and college when exercising <BR> <BR> Remembering those feelings and listening to music that is triggering those good feelings <BR> <BR> Being happier even though I am not at my goal weight; understanding that I am very loved <BR> by family and friends and that I should always be hap... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:14:54 EST Friggin Awesome!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243990 What a great start to the weekend!! <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I rose today around 6:30am. Unusually early for me, but I couldn't sleep and my mind was going. A few wonderful and friggin awesome things have been happening so I thought I'd record them here to remind myself that I AM making progress, to smile and be proud. <BR> <BR> Here we go: <BR> <BR> 1. Worked out last night for 90 minutes after saying - 'I don't wanna watch TV until I go to bed'. I got up, changed an... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:22:10 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241341 We went to eat out last night. We all agreed to go to a local cafe that has amazing salads. We all got a salad and enjoyed our night out. <BR> <BR> I couldn't help but notice an obese man sitting a few tables from us. He probably was in his late 50's, all white hair and NOT smiling with his wife; who was a mere 120-30 lbs eating a salad as well. <BR> <BR> I just recall seeing them not talking, he seemed pretty unhappy and the one thought I kept having was, 'if I don't lose this weight... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:46:00 EST Happy "Tue(day)sday" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238744 Try saying that 10 times - Happy 2dayzday.... <BR> <BR> I am happy that I am still losing despite my small slip ups. I know that tracking foods and weighing in (only once a week!) with a more conservative approach has helped me. <BR> <BR> I have my buddy (my HR monitor) that keeps me on track and is sort of a motivator as I can see exactly how many calories I am burning and what my HR is. I've never posted what I have, so here it is: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:46:20 EST Lovin' The 'Mun'(day) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237499 Hello Everybody, <BR> <BR> I received a very thoughtful Sparkmail from a friend who was wondering about me since she hasn't heard anything from me in a few days. How nice is that?! I can't escape the friends and motivation of Spark - I would not want to either!! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> I am still having minor road bumps with consistency (change is good and not perfect) with some feelings, but overall very happy and progressing. I am claiming to be 'fine': <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:49:57 EST Journal during the night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232526 So this is between me and you guys. <BR> <BR> I slipped up the past few days always putting working out off for days. Why? My family doesn't know. To top it off, I've had really bad, excessive food for no good reason and feel myself overeating for no reason. My layoff is hitting me hard and I am in the danger zone. Each day, I wake up, have awesome intentions, but one slip up leads to another and before you know it, it's THursday and I'm 3 days no exercise and horrible eating. WTF is a... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:54:07 EST Noomee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227288 It's a new week I hope. I've done well with calories, my body is adjusting, but my appetite is not for some reason. I've tried water, fiber, protein toward the evening, but I think my mind is getting the best of me. I THINK that my 'hunger' is just a craving for something. My calories are aligned with Spark's suggestions and I really am eating a lot of wholesome and healthy foods. I reached out to the Coach and he said to eat closer together; he notices a pattern where, I eat a little in... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:23:57 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223402 What a great workout today. I actually was on the treadmill twice (2 ten minute sessions) as per my coach. Smaller workouts adding up to larger ones. THEN, I got on the recumbent, cycled for a solid 15.6 miles in 56 minutes. Loved it with a good sweat and burn. Post workout lunch was peanut butter/spinach/protein/cayenne (yes you read correctly) powder shake. Loved every bit of it. I drove my son to a butcher so he could make his steak tartare recipe, had a great bonding session with h... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:23:39 EST Crap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222346 I didn't workout today. No worries, no beating myself up. I am changing and felt great. I just didn't want to workout OK?! Up early tomorrow to get in a workout and back on it. Tuesday only weight ins. I've noticed that I don't want to weight myself each day. I used to do this in the past, but now I actually WANT the extra 6 days so I can be 'surprised? If not surprised, it is what it is. All I can do is change my brain, eat within my range, and mindfully exercise and move through m... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:47:49 EST Writing helps the brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220871 I am really getting into the zone of writing and am noticing that my writing is getting me in touch with myself. Good stuff. <BR> <BR> One thing I noticed today is that my responses to my various stimuli in my mind have changed. I have become more of an observational person and am learning to push myself through the negative self talk. This is groundbreaking to a dramatic personality. I always waited for when: <BR> <BR> 1. The body felt 100% without aches to workout - this would allow p... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:37:12 EST It's My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218635 This is gonna be a LONG one, so pull up a chair and your favorite beverage and lets have at it! <BR> <BR> I've had these euphoric feelings before so I can cautiously post, but you know what Dave, it's MY life so I will be confident, positive and realize that at any time, my entire world can change in an instant, second, day or month. After all, you had a job for years and you were laid off in the beginning of 2013, so if that is not an indication of how humbling life can be what is? <BR> <... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:49:43 EST Stop and think before doing ANYTHING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217044 Friends, <BR> I just had a situation that put me in a place of unhappiness/contnetion. I had that all too familiar feeling again of throwing in the towel and was inner talking the following: "Ah, crap!! I don't care anymore, I will eat badly and I'll show them!! - Food always provides happiness and I will hurt others with my bad eating". This is total BS. I actually try to justify poor habits and behavior by avoidance of the issue by eating and self deprecation. I lose sight of the issu... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:33:55 EST Perfection is not reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215545 Remember how good you felt yesterday after working out? Well try that again today. Even though you had chocolate today and are off eating well. It is only 12noon. You have plenty of time throughout the day to do something about it and NOT to eat anymore. Try to train your mind to not seek perfection but change. Every little change counts toward the grand scheme of success. All your friends and self say so!!!! Don't be down, workout and change your attitude after some homework is compl... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:22:40 EST Fear/Discomfort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214676 I think that my fear is a fear of discomfort and the ridiculous idea that I will permanently damage knees or my feet when exercising. I thought about this tonight while changing to workout. It was a chore (not really, I am drama king) when bending down to pick up the shorts and socks and putting on the sneakers; but once it was done, I thought 'yeah, it hurt, but that pain is long gone, lets workout!' . And I did. I worked out, set my youtube account to a great playlist of motivation mu... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:25:38 EST Not having fun with food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212525 Food at 6 or so until I go to sleep is my main thought in my brain. Not working out, not being good...just food. I keep thinking about what I can eat next; sometimes even sneaking a bad thing in. What the hell is going on? How can my mind be powerful enough to stomp this crap out of my mind. They are like little annoying gremlins that are egging me on to try make me eat. STOP. I want to do this and perhaps lose a few pounds. Damn gremlins. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:53:45 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211511 Wow - where did the week go. I guess when I am busy, time just disappears. Interesting how that perception is. <BR> <BR> I am psyched today. I don't know why, I just am. Happy that many people have reached out and commented on my blogs. This is cool that they find me like magic. They are like little people waiting to scrub my mind of bad thoughts and "Lysol" the bad intentions so I eat well. Thanks little people; well, not little people, but people that seem little; little to me; No, ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:24:01 EST Blog Numero Uno http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210394 Unlike Pizzeria Uno, this Numero Uno will hopefully be less fat and grease and make me feel much better than downing a whole pepperoni pie laden with Cheese and fat. <BR> <BR> This time around, I hope to be sensible and try to maintain a sense of dignity when exercising and dieting. I've always been an all or nothing type of guy/ meaning that if I fuc$ up once, I'll just continue the path as an excuse of getting back on track another time. This obviously has failed (miserably) many times ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:28:09 EST