9CATMAN9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=9CATMAN9 9CATMAN9'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/ "Juicing" incredible results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467474 My weight gain over 12 months was "out of control"! It hit me so hard and suddenly...I gained 50lbs before I realized just how bad it was. I told myself "its from being inside over the winter" and "I just need to limit my calorie intake". In truth....I found out after consulting with my pharmacist that it wasmore likely due to the additional meds I was taking for serious medical conditions and antidepressants due to a horrible divorce. The "timing" was the key. My weight gain started at the o... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:23:56 EST My Rx Revelation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418514 Over 15 months ago my life changed. I was faced with an unwanted divorce and even worse unfairly separated from my children. The result was anxiety and depression treated with antidepressants combined with steroids for my asthma and other medications used to treat other medical issues I was experiencing due to a severe Motor Vehicle accident. My physician meant well. And the antidepressant improved my mood significantly however, I started gaining weight even though I had been tracking my nutr... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:44:22 EST Level 9! Looking Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405184 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> I made it to Level 9! This has a special meaning to me for a few good reasons. This year and especially the last few months were physically the toughest times...but I was focused mostly because of the inspiration, motivation and unbelievable support I received from all of you, my Sparkfriends. I have not met my weight goal but I feel healthy and focused because of the special relationship with all of you. My Spark Teams members have made me feel like part of a real... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 04:10:04 EST Never Forget the Victims..Moore OK, West, Texas, Boston Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371084 It seems like every time you turn on the news its another unbeleivable disaster/Crime/ Terrorist attack. And the residual attrition are the victims, their family and friends. And if I am correct, it also includes you and me and our fellow countrymen. Yes...its because we have either a deeply religious faith, moral concern, or most importantly...a conscience. I just rode a charity cycling event for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. We raised over $7, 000 for the victims and their families.... Wed, 29 May 2013 05:15:53 EST My Heart's in Boston. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324723 When I was 20 I decided to take a year off from the University of Rhode Island and move to Boston. Several of my friends from Rochester NY decided to do the same. Yes we were young and crazy but we all had jobs and LOVED the area of Boston knownas "Back Bay". When I turned on my TV today all I saw were reruns of the Terrorist bombs blowing up at the Boston Marathon. The same streets I recognised from my youth were now a crime scene. The victims..innocent people cheering on there loved ones wh... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 03:44:14 EST Flu Shot or Not !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269264 I tried to avoid the flu this year in every way I could without seeming like a "germophobe" ! I got a flu shot early this fall and a pneumonia vaccine within the last 2 yrs. Every time I went shopping or especially to any medical appointment I would wash my hands..or even shower and change clothes. Well it worked so well that I really thought I had escaped the dreaded flu again this year. Its not so much that im afraid of getting sick its because im in that top 10 percent of the population th... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:07:00 EST Every Snow Cloud has a Silver Lining!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178455 Wow!! Did it snow here in Westrrn New York on Wednesday!! Last Year.....Nothing!! Well I took the opportunity to help family, friends and even the older folks shovel out their cars and driveways. I got a lot of needed exercise and burned a lot of calories! Plus I helped out some people who needed it. All in all..mi feel better...albeit a little sore this morning, plus I actually slept better last night than I have in weeks!! Being outside and busy also kept me from snacking during the day. I... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:03:33 EST Christmas Present to Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175682 Sparkfriends! Christmas Greetings to all of you! I am just recovering from the flu I picked up fr om my grandaughter...O Well not her fault!! Shes so cute I couldnt help being with her. I have given myself the gift of commitment of a "Total Health Commitment for 2013!" I am commited to addressing all the health issues which guided me to this great place: Sparkpeople! I will be posting more frequent updates just to motivate myself along this rough road I face. At the same time I want to be he... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 07:32:19 EST Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my Sparkfriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174900 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my Sparkfriends! I hope your Christmas Eve and Holidays bring you all Peace, Love and Joy. A time to spend with your Families and reflect on your journey over the past year. I will be with my son a n daughters family and my 3 beautiful grandchildren. Theres nothing like seeing the sparkle in a child's eye at Christmas! I hope Santa brings u all something special because you've all worked SO HARD THIS YEAR! Peace and goodwill to all! <BR> <BR> Scott Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:20:53 EST