1234MOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1234MOM 1234MOM'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/ Added a workout center http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968917 My Healthways fitness program allows us to go to any number of workout centers that participate with it. We have signed upnwith the local YMCAs so we can join my sons famiky for swims. The Y also gave us 9 appointments with fitness trainers and I'll be taking advantage of that. Getting my granddaughter to swim will be a task. She has to trust me and she is also strong willed. Can't have her not trusting granny. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:54:44 EST New workout center http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890618 We joined a new workout center that has virtually everything. The pool is okay but the water is warmer and I get a bit uncomfortably warm after about half my workout. I'm not used to that. Today I went and played Pickleball with the boomers there and it was fun. I'll do that again. There will be some sore muscles tomorrow though. The main reason to move our swim here was so I can teach my granddaughter (18 mo.) how to swim. The facility has a kids play/slide/water splash area that she s... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:23:45 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847174 This is not the way to start the New Year. Ive got a nasty cold that has kept me from sleeping and to the positive ive lost my appetite. Nice bowl of applesauce is my comfort food. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:22:55 EST sugar b gone follow up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432987 DH and I have done quite well getting the sugar out. He has done better than I and has lost 30 pounds. I've gotten down 17 since the new year but am needing to lose an other 10. I've joined the sugar challenge here and am starting at a good point. This is the time of year that I eat more fruit and pies! Yipes. <BR> <BR> So I need to write down why I am doing this. <BR> LOSE 10 <BR> Avoid diabetes <BR> Get off statins <BR> <BR> I also need to be sure I get a handle on the sugar before Fal... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:49:56 EST Sugar be Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226956 'Fat Chance' by Robert Lustig gives a very good description of how food is metabolized in the body. He is probably describing why with all the exercise I haven't been able to lose weight very easily. I've always said it is not 'calorie in calorie out' and he puts it down on paper why not. This is not necessarily an easy read but he gets right down to the studies and relates them to how the body works. I will continue to be a freak on exercise (at least for my age) but will be trying to ge... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:07:17 EST Another 100? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4356552 So this Sizzling 100 is coming around again....thinking about doing it but have to again. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:49:01 EST 100 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3543540 I finished the 102 miles on the bike with ease in 6hrs 11 min at 16.5 mph! There were about 4 cookies, 1 1/2 bananas, 3 pieces of watermelon, protein bar, GOO and some electrolyte drinks involved in keeping up the energy. We had the best sag man following us around with water and ice and stopping with us to dole it out. It was 96 degrees and I found my long sleeves held ice cubes, cubes wrapped in my kerchief around my neck and a cup of them in my sport bra all helped to keep the core cool... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:36:02 EST Baking Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3274655 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l722503750.jpg"> <BR> It's baking day and I thought I'd make the most of heating the oven since it is near 90 degrees out. So most of this goes into the freezer and it will take me a long time to eat it. These are from Peter Rhinehart's books. Two of them are transitional breads (50white/50wheat) and are just 'try-its' for me because I am going to move on to the whole grain breads. The long ones are sourdough for company and my 'white bre... Thu, 27 May 2010 17:39:26 EST Rate the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3162691 Well I've been rating my days and they are pretty much between 3 and 7 mostly in the middle because I keep latching on to a cookie or a llittle bowl of ice cream. Usually not enough to bump me out of my calorie range. I just don't lose and pounds unless I amin the lowest part of the calorie range. I'm working on it but have already messed up the day with a cookie...they are now gone. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:33:22 EST Failure to follow through. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123854 Blogging every day is not something I have trained myself to do so it may be splotchy her on that number thing I mentioned last time. I have been recording my outlook in my excel sheet and it has been mediocre. This is true mainly because of the chocolate that Rama sent me for my birthday. They are disappearing sloooowly but that adds extra calories every day. Just for the record Rama, I like the dark choc carmel with salt sprinkles....decadent. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:49:56 EST Get my focus back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3103932 The energy to eat right has not been floating around my house lately. I'm going to blog a number between 1 and 10 each day and try to figure out how to get my mojo or focus back. I had hand surgery and that has kept me from my favorite activities, swimming and biking. That is probably the biggest problem. Today I did 30 min on the elliptical, 30 in the garden and 42 on the bike. Yes I couldn't help it, I'm not two week out and I figured a short ride could be tried. <BR> <BR> Eating rig... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 20:20:20 EST Bye bye Christmas pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2766883 A healthy eating streak started on 1/3 has rewarded me in losing the Christmas pounds in 10 days. Continuing the streak will continue the lose. I've been doing well on it but now have the nasty cold that was passing around the family. My energy level is a bit down but I'm committed to continue at least walking everyday and doing my strength training. If I can do a pound every 10 days that means in 100 days I'll have at least 10 lbs off! That would put me in the 150's in April. Can I do ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:58:20 EST Christmas temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2645014 Eating at parties doesn't seem to be and difficult thing. There seem to be plenty of healthy items to munch on and working at interesting interaction has really helped. Home is always the problem. I'm torn between getting some treats ready for Christmas and geeze who is going to eat all this crap....so I'm trying to make it somewhat healthy or at least really good non healthy bits. I haven't solved the problem of what is actually on the menu for Christmas Eve and Day yet. Must get that s... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:31:48 EST Christmas temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2645013 Eating at parties doesn't seem to be and difficult thing. There seem to be plenty of healthy items to munch on and working at interesting interaction has really helped. Home is always the problem. I'm torn between getting some treats ready for Christmas and geeze who is going to eat all this crap....so I'm trying to make it somewhat healthy or at least really good non healthy bits. I haven't solved the problem of what is actually on the menu for Christmas Eve and Day yet. Must get that s... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:31:48 EST The Healing of America / T.R.Reid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2419409 If anyone doubts the benefits of an overhaul of our health care system they should read The Healing of America by T.R.Reid. He puts forward logic that should lead one to support the idea. Cranking out the specifics is the tough part but a system that is all inclusive is important. I do think we as a people should see health care as a moral responsibility in our country. It is also our responsibility to do take the right paths that keep us healthy...such as following many of the guidelines ... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:26:48 EST The Healing of America / T.R.Reid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2419408 If anyone doubts the benefits of an overhaul of our health care system they should read The Healing of America by T.R.Reid. He puts forward logic that should lead one to support the idea. Cranking out the specifics is the tough part but a system that is all inclusive is important. I do think we as a people should see health care as a moral responsibility in our country. It is also our responsibility to do take the right paths that keep us healthy...such as following many of the guidelines ... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:26:48 EST Frog legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2301074 Just found out that my closest cousin has non Hodgekin's Lymphoma. She will be going through a course of chemo. I'll have to check into this disease because I'm kind of clueless on it. This is a person that grew up with me. When we were 14 we spent a couple weeks at the cottage frogging and had a great frog leg dinner. We swam three times a day and ran around taunting the camp counselors in the evenings. I found out how fast she could run during one of those episodes. We have lots of g... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:41:44 EST Mental stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2291652 Just reflecting on the fact that we are spending more on mental illness than ever today. In my mind it is because we are getting more like rats in cages as the population grows. As we cleave onto our little space in this world people are shutting out others around them because this enables them to think they have more space. This only leads to more loneliness. I look around in my fairly nice neighborhood and see so many widows and divorces that seem to hole up. The younger couples that m... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 23:38:58 EST Too Hot to Go outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2099164 Must be that I'm just a wimp. I just don't like going out in the heat. My garden is suffering because it needs weeding and more succession planting....hafta get on that first thing in the morning. ALL my kale seems to want to be picked today. The heat is really pushing it too. <BR> <BR> Took a nice swim today..at least the pool was cool and refreshing. <BR> <BR> One more day of the 10 day Challenge and for the 5 days I've been in it I've been very good about my foods and exercise. Pe... Wed, 27 May 2009 19:53:57 EST Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2094048 Memorial Day was a great one for eating and exercise. Took a walk with Molly and a bike ride with my son at the end of the day...nice workout for me. Eating stayed in bounds especially by skipping the bun for the burger...that gave me the extra calories for a bowl of ice cream. I went ahead and bumped to the top of my calorie allotment due to the vigorous exercise and I realize that probably isn't enough calories but history tells me that going over for these days doesn't work. Must have ... Tue, 26 May 2009 11:04:59 EST Sleepless in Carmel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2090574 Yesterday was a fine day for the most part. I love the way the food tracker breaks down the nutrients and tells me I didn't get enough protien....PROTIEN! Now that is a new low for me. This is what happens when I try and keep the numbers below 1400, something suffers. Also having the high exercise day on Saturday must have been eating away at something (probably my muscles). I'm now paying for it waking up at 4 a.m. and not getting back to sleep. It is light out now so I'll go out and pu... Mon, 25 May 2009 06:43:20 EST 10 day challenge (late start) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2086884 So I'm late getting in on a group 10 day challenge. If I push I should still be able to drop a pound or two. I'll be trying to keep the calories below 1400. Of course my exercise is always there but only keeps me from really popping on the weight. <BR> <BR> It is disappointing looking in the mirror. Just two years ago I was almost ready to put on a two piece suit. Now that I'm back from spending almost two weeks with my folks I have to say my motivation is back fully. When I am in my upp... Sat, 23 May 2009 12:05:21 EST Slow Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1725983 Well I know I'm making progress because my body has had some healthy aches and pains but they go away once I get moving in the morning. The Monday lower body workout certainly is working some muscles that need it. On top of that I go to spinning on Tuesdays and let my friend Pat work the same muscles. <BR> <BR> The weight is not dropping the way it should. I get the message every week that I have exceeded my aerobic exercise and tells me I should adjust my nutrition to match. Well if tha... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:53:09 EST Perfect Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1671277 Today was pretty damn good as days go. The exercise was there, the eating was pretty good and tasty too. I still find myself looking to eat all the time though. Today I was able to be happy with drinking water and chewing on some celery and gum for deterents. This just doesn't work everyday though. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:52:27 EST Official SparkPeople New YOU Bootcamp & Contest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1655342 So the New Year starts and of course I'm up a few pounds. I'd like to drop 15 by June perhaps sooner. I've updated my weight and measurement info so I can see the progress. The first day doing kick boxing was fun and I would have done more but had put in 70 min walking to McDonald's with the DH....only had half of a SW salad with no dressing...I'm good. Calories are controlled today but I need to get the calcium up a bit. <BR> <BR> This month looks a bit boring...no plans so I'm hoping t... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:32:16 EST Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1476780 I'm playing cheerleader for one of my SP groups as they go after a BL challenge. I can't participate so I'm the cheerleader...thought I'd bring out an old photo. Those were the days when we really did get the crowd to cheer on the teams...fun. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:09:14 EST personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1446505 Thought I'd follow Kriste's lead and do the personality test. <BR> http://www.youjustgetme.com/ <BR> Is this what I seem like? <BR> <BR> Your personality tendencies in a nutshell... <BR> <BR> You enjoy making plans and commitments but you sometimes don't follow through. You are curious about many different things and highly value artistic expressions and ingenious thoughts. You are calm and rational even in the toughest of situations. You are typically respectful toward others and dislik... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 22:45:13 EST End of Summer but technically Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1414396 Sure was hoping to drop weight this summer but the pie bug hit me. Luckily the large amount of exercise kept me in the low 160s most of this time. Peach and blueberry season is finally getting past me and that helps get past some of the pies. From what I picked in my garden it looks like I'm deep into tomato season. Now there is something I don't make a pie from so I'll can the excess and enjoy these for lunch and dinner and start getting into a better eating mode. The 71 mile I rode the... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:30:44 EST Physical therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1277091 Have gone to the PT three times now and the exercises are getting progressively harder. With every exercise I'm doing a kegal and that makes it really intense. The target muscles are the transverse abdominal, the gluteus minimus, and the pelvic floor muscles. Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:23:46 EST Back doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1234067 So I've made an appt with a back doc and hope he will have some answers or will tell me to go to a chiropractor...haha. It looks like I may have an eye infection too...ugh. Wed, 28 May 2008 11:24:50 EST Adjustments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1221893 I made and cancelled a chiropractic appt already. The back is getting better as I lay off doing a lot of stuff. Walking has been good and doesn't seem to irritate the back. Today I added back in swimming but only for 40 minutes with NO flipturns....that felt great. I've been able to continue the swimsuit bootcamp workouts paying very close attention to how I am moving and switching some exercises to things that are safer. I've also done some back strength and stretching as noted on one o... Wed, 21 May 2008 17:39:30 EST Back problems limiting activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1215006 Wow...I was laid low today by a sneeze soon after I got up. That sneeze sent a jerk through my lower back that sent some major nerve pain through my lower back. I've been getting small twinges for the past 1-1/2 months but it seemed to be getting better. In the last week I've had some twinges that kept me from all out activity about three or four times. I'm at the point that I'll go see someone for this because I couldn't seem to work through the one this morning. When it doesn't give m... Sun, 18 May 2008 17:15:02 EST Crazy eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1208193 Having the dh retired sometimes makes me nuts! Today I go birding and get a call after two hours of great migratory birds and dh wants to go to breakfast NOW! He was waiting at home not eating hoping I'd get rained on and come home early. So I pick him up and his favorite McDs is past breakfast so we waste gas as he realizes it is a waste of money and time to eat breakfast out (I can make it at home). We did this last week one time too. I really think he is freaking out being home alone ... Wed, 14 May 2008 19:42:57 EST Keeping the dh going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=824393 Well I promised to stop at McDs for pancakes if dh would come riding with me this morning. He really is not a morning person. I had to get him up by making coffee then ready his bike and sing to him. So we took a ride on this beautiful 60 degree day in the sunshine down the Monon Trail. He dragged behind me not keeping up, just because. He rides fast in groups though...doesn't want to be shown up. I dropped off at the HS for an hour swim with the masters folk. Going to paint the bird t... Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:04:35 EST Color finding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=820037 I'm still looking for the right color for the petals of my cone flower. I tried mixing it from the colors in my paint selections. Today i gave up and bought a magenta that looks pretty close. I'll be working on that. <BR> <BR> Dh and I got out for a super weight lifting workout yesterday and a nice 22 mile bike ride today...not too fast though. Thu, 8 Nov 2007 20:37:03 EST Carving Frenzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=782787 If you followed me through a day it would be focused on when I was going to fit in my usual 2 workouts. This is taking up too much of my time but produces great results. I am refocusing in order to get my artistic juices flowing and I am setting goals that will show more out put. Yesterday I got a call from a local magazine that wants to do a feature on my birding and carving interests. hahaha the carving time really needs to get a boost so I have something to show him. Perhaps I'll cut ... Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:59:04 EST Almost blew myself up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=739755 I learned never to drink soda and then go out for a bike ride. I think the vinegar cuke may have contributed. Did you ever mix soda and vinegar? It basically creates tons of gas. That happened in my belly and I was on a bike ride when it got going and almost fainted from the pain in my gut. Upon arriving home I took a gasX and it went alway almost immediately. Lesson learned. Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:18:22 EST Percussion or Concussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=663381 Well I went and fell off my bike. I must have messed up around a speed bump because that is where I launched myself into the grass. I don't remember from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. I don't even remember the ride in the ambulance! All seems to be getting back to normal and I have sore neck muscles...I could have broken my neck. The doc suggested that I stay off the bike for at least a month because another concussion within that time period would be very bad. Fri, 20 Jul 2007 18:32:05 EST Some people are carbon copies. Others make their own impression. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=620189 So our impressions sometimes don't really register in this life but after, as in the work of an artist. Must we be so concerned to our lasting impression in this life? I get a bit frustrated when Presidents put so much concern on their 'legacy'. This is usually not a concern until they are a 'lame duck'. Perhaps if they weren't so concerned about getting electing a second time there would be more truth in their actions throughout. If you live a good life doesn't it just become apparent? Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:35:43 EST If I couldn't fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=617323 I'd get us out of Iraq and create a peaceful world...wouldn't anybody? Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:08:38 EST Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=539931 We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. <BR> <BR> - Nietzsche, philosopher <BR> Play everyday has been high on my requirements list. It should be fun to see if I can get dh to play everyday when he is retired. Too bad it takes until retirement to take on this attitude for some people. I wrote a paper on "play" in college and found that it really is the basis for developing an interesting person. Lucky are those people who can say they actually feel li... Tue, 1 May 2007 12:10:15 EST Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=532948 Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. - George Burns <BR> <BR> Ha....i love my family and i love all the places they are mentally and physically....i do wish they were closer physically but part of that was my fault. My kids are so interesting and soooo diverse, how did they come from the same household. Can you guys feel the mental hugs i send out everyday? Well stretch your arms out and welcome a great big squeeze! Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:47:58 EST This one touches home base http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=514967 "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." <BR> <BR> - Pat Riley, basketball coach <BR> <BR> Okay so I started half hearted and learned the behaviors. Then I ramped it up and really went all the way and lost 25 more lbs. Now I think I am half hearted and that is why I am stagnating here in the low 160s. Gotta get back there. Yesterday I found that one of my recipes that was listed as having 320 calories ac... Sun, 15 Apr 2007 11:04:41 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=490543 it's a relative thing....something that the mind uses to pace...the body uses and abuses....the day works it's way around....our time together is measured by the kindness we share....the love we dare express....and it should not be measured in what is done but the satisfaction, experiences, happiness we derive in the duration of the time.... <BR> <BR> all the time... <BR> thank God <BR> seek the best in others and enjoy that <BR> work through potential <BR> find ways to explore <BR> open doo... Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:18:58 EST The real wealth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=473966 It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. <BR> <BR> - Mohandas Ghandi <BR> <BR> This we will continue to work towards. The dh received results on cholesterol and he needs to put forth some effort here. I'm hoping he gets back with it and drops it below 200. His working on it will help me along also. He is back to ordering fries with his sandwich at his favorite quick stop. His exercise levels have been pretty good but I can't wait to get him going everyday whe... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:18:05 EST change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=466891 Change is relative to what has been done already. Quite a bit has changed in my health habits since my kids have moved out. What a break! It would have been nice to make those changes when they were here and have extended those habits to them. In the end we do set our own direction. Last night we went on our first Tues nite group ride for the year, it was a nice 19 miles with interesting people. After we stopped in for treats...I'm just going to have to bring some healthy treats becaus... Wed, 14 Mar 2007 09:15:00 EST Think twice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=448151 If you think twice before speaking once, you will speak twice the better for it. <BR> <BR> - William Penn <BR> <BR> This sure has come home to roost with someone I know. We need to remember that this Web forum is out there for anyone to read. Not that we would expect that. Words are more powerful than we think and they can turn on us in subtle ways. Lessons learn but not necessarily with fair consequences. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2007 10:58:50 EST Getting it done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=445442 Today I managed to time myself on the 2.5 miles at 30 min. This feels really great! I'd still like to drop about 10 lbs to make the triathalon a bit easier. I was carrying my dumbells upstairs today a realized I'd be that much lighter on my feet. Perhaps I should leave these near the steps and carry them up and down everyday as a reminder of what 10 lbs feels like. <BR> <BR> Painting my birds is frustrating me. I see a picture of how to paint it but it doesn't look like what is outside ... Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:31:19 EST 5K and Triathalon Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=443362 Well I'm going to try and do the April Triathalon. My biggest challenge is the 3.1 run. I've been working on running since January and hit the 2.5 mile mark on Sunday. This week I will be doing the Week 6 training for the 5K run and that should take me to the 2.75 mark. <BR> <BR> Somehow I have to mesh this with my triathalon schedule. Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:09:17 EST Stewardship of the Earth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=411754 Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. - Kenyan proverb <BR> <BR> Boy don't get me started here. The politicians over the last 40 years have really blown this one. We need to get them on board to help this along. People will not do this on their own. If you have to tax them into a frenzie to get people to comply and change their habits than so be it. Me?...I've gotten rid of one car and use my bicycle to get around on my ow... Sun, 4 Feb 2007 13:24:10 EST