BLITZEN40's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BLITZEN40 BLITZEN40'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/ Monday's Maybe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481215 Thinking of maybe taking a break from SP. You guys are all great and I've appreciated your support, but right now, my life is such that at the end of the day I'm just wiped. So if I do have any extra energy, I need to invest it in my family and home life. <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP to lose a few pounds and get fit. Now with my current employment, I am losing or at least maintaining my weight without even trying. That's the upside. The downside is that I'm not feeling super energ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:22:39 EST Sunday's Sweet Mother/ Baby Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479698 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992695093.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope you all have smilin' Sundays! <em>41</em> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:08:05 EST Saturday's Stupid Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479161 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1015001012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why is this still a problem? It's actually getting worse! <em>101</em> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 01:29:37 EST Friday's Functional Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478241 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331788244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yay for functional fitness! Happy Friday! <em>41</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:47:48 EST Wednesday's We'll chat later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476301 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l736329409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hmm, maybe this is why no one ever gets around to finishing that conversation with me. <em>211</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:47:11 EST Monday's Math Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474128 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l237580249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally, a square root I fully understand! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:59:59 EST Sunday's Special Straw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472921 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380954019.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, this isn't *exactly* how my weekend went, but we did have a nice getaway, with a pretty blue lake, lots of sunshine, swimming, hiking and fishing. The ride home was, uh, memorable. DH has a ancient Ford F250 that I have been strongly encouraging him to part with for years. He has been "working on it" and it is currently primer gray and IMHO, downright scary looking. However, up until now it has run p... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:41:28 EST Thursday's Thought that Counts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470295 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405274321.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:31:17 EST Wednesday's Wondering how much weight I've lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469351 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l655582789.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I really do this. <em>41</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:15:04 EST Tuesday's Tattoo 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468329 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l148307677.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life is too short for regrets. And some words are too long to spell correctly. No big deal. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:21:33 EST Monday's Move it, move it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467252 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702971587.jpg"> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:33:06 EST Sunday's Scrumptious Treat (it's calorie free!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465776 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972488374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> * Not recommended for human consumption. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:24:03 EST Wednesday's Work Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462517 Well, my feet are finally starting to acclimate to 9 hours a day on concrete.. but my energy levels are still completely zapped at the end of the day. If anyone has any advice on how to increase energy levels, please share! <BR> <BR> The diet is still off the table. I need to get back into starting the day with a healthy breakfast instead of whatever's in the cookie jar and a cup of coffee. I do fine at work as I take my lunch from home. Dinner is a balanced family meal but afterward I... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:45:55 EST Tuesday's Tummy Troubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461525 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16016995.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Glad swimsuit season is over and big, comfy, oversized sweater season is about to begin! <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:15:43 EST Monday's Men Working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460464 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l176291548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:48:44 EST Sunday's Silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459335 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2081383938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Probably better for FB, since we don't typically "Like" blogs on SP, but I thought it was fnnuy so I had to shrae. <em>211</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:57:29 EST Saturday's Something Smells http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457899 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2061643651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know why I find this to be funny. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Happy weekend Sparkies! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:26:59 EST Friday's Feeling Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456974 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1711073428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! <em>41</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:36:51 EST Wednesday's Why does this always happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455622 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019543220.jpg"> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:12:58 EST Tuesday's Trophy wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454375 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2021797765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:31:13 EST Monday's Muffin top http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453504 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1371516835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:40:05 EST Sunday's Sandwich of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452098 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1661206166.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gotta love sign writers with a sense of humor! <em>334</em> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 20:28:25 EST Saturday's Smart Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451390 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l292466646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not a bad idea! <em>211</em> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 01:24:39 EST Frazzled Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450375 After two weeks, I still haven't adjusted to working full time yet. It's hit me like a ton of bricks. Where do people get the energy to work on their feet full time and then come home and take care of their homes and families? I'm thinking of megadosing B12 and see if that helps. I've been in a fog. <BR> <BR> Last night I was so tired I made sloppy tacos. Yep, that's right.. I prepped all the fresh taco fixings and then proceeded to dump a sloppy joe seasoning pack into the taco meat.... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 22:35:41 EST Thursday's Theology http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449377 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l670891716.jpg"> Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:57:13 EST Wednesday's Whom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448202 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842969020.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To whom who? <em>211</em> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:35:53 EST Tuesday's Tip for Cauliflower preparation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446846 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1613620760.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now you know. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:05:01 EST Monday's My Mind is Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445897 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1642325527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> System overload! Shutting it down before it catches on fire. Night, sparkies! Mon, 5 Aug 2013 23:56:21 EST Sunday's Scary Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444778 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l656998085.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 02:12:30 EST Saturday's So True http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443737 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130247134.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, maybe it's not dinner per say, but more like dinner combined with what happens after dinner! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 23:58:09 EST Friday's Five miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442768 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l644972230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:29:11 EST Thursday's Things I tell myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441523 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l538628939.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:09:18 EST Wednesday's Weary Feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440294 New job. Nine hours on my feet. On concrete. I'm pretty active and while I'm no size zero, I don't carry an extremely large amount of extra weight. So I should be able to handle it, no problem, right? WRONG! At the end of day one it was like this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1322477734.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My feet were on fire!!!! I'd even bought new top of the line athletic shoes just for work but still, they worked about as well as a bed of hot coals. ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:28:00 EST Tuesday's Tattoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438385 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927524233.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, I don't want a tattoo. But if I did, it would be one like this. With a sharpie. Or maybe a crayola washable marker. Because I totally need to be reminded to think about food. ;) Happy Tuesday! Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:56:48 EST Monday's Manners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437154 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1889920523.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't look so shocked. What did you expect? <em>334</em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:11:46 EST Sunday's Sentencing for Nose Theft http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436275 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1391820451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, that escalated quickly. <em>211</em> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:03:50 EST Saturday's Super Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435054 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1482456734.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:47:09 EST Friday's Food Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434187 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1789689488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hmm, thinking the whole raw food thing might not be so bad after all. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday sparkers... weekend, here we come! <em>244</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:37:23 EST Thursday's There isn't any Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433230 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1263873961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So sad! <em>211</em> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:33:26 EST Wednesday's Whatever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431747 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l678487620.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, you just need to stay focused on keeping your goat afloat. But most of the time it's okay to "kid" around. <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:01:44 EST Tuesday's Tutorial http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430526 <BR> For all you bikers out there... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419550032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I liked the too tiny one, and then I noticed strap in the mouth.. Hmm, I can't decide which option to go with if I ever decide to take up biking again. Probably for the best that I just don't bike! :) <BR> <BR> And while we're on the subject of protective head gear... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1690402452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thoug... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:27:49 EST Monday's Math http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429339 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l143386205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looks like somebody's been crunching the numbers again. Very responsible... just in time for Monday! <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:05:40 EST Sunday's Salsa Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428392 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1654226582.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I WONDERED why it was so crunchy! <em>211</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:47:07 EST Saturday's Slogans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427305 <BR> If companies had realistic slogans... <BR> <BR> The Home Depot- You can do it. We can hide. <BR> <BR> Depend - When nature calls, take a message. <BR> <BR> Delta- Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive <BR> <BR> Norton- The "anti-virus" virus <BR> <BR> Dasani- Italian for "Coke just sold you water. <BR> <BR> Air Canada- We're not happy till you're not happy. <BR> <BR> Haagen Dazs- Hike up those sweatpants, and go buy some more. <BR> <BR> Applebees- For when you're too lazy to prepare y... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:42:48 EST Friday's Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426370 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382298322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:23:54 EST Thursday's Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425368 <BR> First of all, I'd just like to say <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974579254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thank you very much. <BR> <BR> To all those who responded to my blog yesterday providing wonderful words of wisdom and excellent advice on how to alleviate knee pain, your thoughtfulness, kindness and willingness to take time to share your knowledge is very much appreciated! I now have many options to explore and I will be trying them all! At the sa... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:48:23 EST Wednesday's Wows, Woes, and Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424247 Yesterday I climbed my first mountain. (Wow) It was a small mountain, but still a mountain. We had lunch at the top and the views were quite nice. <BR> <BR> Coming down my bad knee told me my big mountain climbing plan was really stupid. (Woe) I began to look like I was trying out for the starring role in The Exorcist, rather than a happy hiker. Forgoing the switchbacks and rolling down the face of the mountain started to look tempting. We descended at snail's pace and I found the p... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:30:06 EST Tuesday's Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422880 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l172785372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Two or not, Zach's a funny guy! Happy Tuesday! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:05:00 EST Monday's Most Wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422171 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1909286410.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looks like someone got a picture of me on my couch when I wasn't looking... <em>334</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:10:27 EST Sunday's Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421043 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334259621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:04:43 EST