CHRIS3215's SparkPeople Blog CHRIS3215's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gone all VEGGIE!! Yes I did I know as of today have not eaten any meat of any kind in 3 months.. <BR> WELL I will tell you yes I did put some weight on was really upset about it but get this, went to my Dr, she told me not to worry it will take time for my body to get use to it..well she was so right.. <BR> So far as of today I have lost 8.5 lbs YAY <BR> I feel great don't miss nothing don't have any cravings nothing at all just like when I went on the low - carb way took some getting use too. <BR> I am a coo... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:15:40 EST Eating more healthy OH I have at last been not eating the only meat I would is Chicken.. <BR> For the last 6 weeks I have been eating nothing but meatless foods veggie burgers & whole foods, fruits & whole grains nuts so on.. <BR> I really feel the difference in me I feel more energy.. <BR> Seems like you have to eat more of the good stuff to get my calories for the day but hey at least it is HEALTHY not bad stuff!!! <BR> I love this new way & YES I am sticking to it.. <BR> OH plus no dairy at all Almond milk un... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:38:35 EST SUMMER!!!! Yeah it sure is Summer, I have been beyond busy too busy that only wish there were more hours in a day to finish what I want to get done.. <BR> I work also on every weekend so fun time has to be on a week day which will happen this Tuesday, yup going to a water park with my besties & her daughters, & my hubby.. <BR> This will be my get away till we take our cruise in Feb that will be 9 days GONE..YAY away from it all!!!! <BR> <BR> So my Spark family, I hope all is having a great Summer keep... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:52:15 EST Hines Wards the story about him Got this info from NFL.... <BR> <BR> Put a face on the Steelers' modern history, one that represents not only the franchise's glorious achievement but also its attitude and aura. <BR> <BR> Art Rooney and his stogie would be an obvious choice, as would Jack Lambert and his toothless, raging scowl. <BR> <BR> Mean Joe Greene's glare or Chuck Noll's pensive stare would work, as well. <BR> <BR> But there is at least one more mug that deserves special mention: Hines Ward's. <BR> <BR> In a smil... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 12:02:27 EST 2 months sense I blogged.. Well what can I say other than I have been busy with my family & LIFE in general. <BR> I am on here everyday don't miss a day on here I do what I can then off to what I got to do.. <BR> This month I will be doing repairs on my other home cause my daughter is moving, her husbands grandmother bought a house for them to live in so she too can live there in the near future, so I will have my work cut out for me in putting new floors in painting carpeting what ever to get this home ready for my Au... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:31:54 EST Cookies & grand babies! <img src="">Here is Lizzy(holding her hand up) Colin & Brooklyn. <BR> <img src="">I spent the morning baking batches of cookies for my grand daughters & daughter to decorate. <BR> In the bowl are the ones Lizzy already did. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Lizzy showing one of her cookies she made.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:03:58 EST Pic's R in on Our Hero's <img src="">This is Pulaski NY where we get out of town people (mostly men) fishing for Salmons & Steel heads.. <BR> see how beautiful this area is.. <BR> How this area attracts people from every where for it's sport.yes some are our 911 Hero's!!.. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:39:17 EST I am blown away.. Last month I went to see my Doctor for my regular check up & I mentioned that my hands & feet get all tingling feeling in them & I feel I don't get the right sleep I should.. <BR> SO she set me up for a sleep study Oct, 11th was my first visit to the Sleep & Wellness center.. <BR> They wired me all up & closed my door I watched some TV till I fell a sleep just to find out I stopped breathing 114 times in 1 hour!! <BR> I am told I have Sleep apnea .. <BR> I am in total shock as why this is hap... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:02:12 EST Met many Hero's in the past week I am working at a seasonal Inn, up state NY,for salmon season which is 7 weeks long.. <BR> We get many out of town people all men & there son's who love catching the big salmons that are in Salmon River.. <BR> Little did I know till last night while talking to a few guys at the restaurant that they are NYFD,YES they were very much a part in 911.. <BR> <BR> I met men who lost part of there team & some who just missed by a hair getting out of the first tower as it fell. <BR> <BR> I am so HONO... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:04:56 EST Sept 11th New York State Fair Tribute <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Every year Our State Fair does a sculpture out of sand and this year it was about Sept 11th 2001,Remember the fallen never ever will we forget.. <BR> God Bless all. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:22:48 EST Exercise machine FAD!! <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Yesterday I went to the Great New York State Fair, was walking around & went into a building where all vender's are selling mostly info commercial 'STUFF'.. <BR> Came across this stand-up machine that had a place you stand on & it wobbled back and forth(left to right) then when you turned it on ... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 08:45:17 EST My FANTASTIC weekend!! I went to the Great New York State Fair, got there at 6;45am to get a front row seat to see Trace Adkins, who was on at 8pm..SO the concert was fantastic,of course it would be it was TRACE <img src="">I was there with my sons girl friend & well we were dancing & having lots of fun so Trace ,came over & sat down to watch us <img src="">Then he went back singing <img src="http... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:05:05 EST What a week.. I have never ever had this happen to me,my mother is in the hospital,she has been in there sense Saturday(tomorrow will be 1 week). <BR> Her Gall bladder ruptured & she is very sick she is 76yrs old has no spleen & has Parkinsons to top that off.. <BR> I am a total wreak over this,I never had to see either of my parents in this way.. <BR> My father never was in the hospital he just dropped dead & that was the end,never got to say good bye either.. <BR> SO all week I have been in the hospital ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:33:28 EST Family fun yesterday <img src="">my son & my grand babies,three are his & one is my daughters. <img src="">after we ate we went on a tractor ride. <BR> My only grand son Colin is on my lap.. <img src="">& we are off.. <BR> <img src="">my daughter Darlene's turn.. <BR> <img src=" Mon, 8 Aug 2011 14:43:08 EST Family Reunion 2011 <img src="">my Daughter Darlene & my son Christopher,with my grandbabies.. <img src=""> <BR> This is my family i'm in the middle,I have three grand daughters & one grandson. <img src=""> <BR> This one is the one with my hubby Tom.. <BR> We all really enjoyed ourselves.. <BR> My grand babies once they were in there car seats they fe... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:00:01 EST Grown in the USA!! <img src="">.. <BR> Just in time for the 4th of July!! <BR> I have other pics of my garden but they wont load up on here for some strange reason.. <BR> But here are my peppers they are big birthas yellow & red & orange once they are full grown.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NOW here is my Bubba Bear, he went on a 6.10 mile jog/run this morning on the State Trails behind my home the ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:21:34 EST Love the Smiles!!;-) <img src=""> <BR> This is what makes me so Happy. <BR> This is my cousin/best friend Bobby,& his 4 grand kids.. <BR> THIS old lawn tractor is one of the tractor we dropped off yesterday & this one was a surprise for my cousin,it is a very good tractor still has lots of life in it & mow's a lawn like the new ones..(was one of mine) <BR> But my cousin needed this not only to entertain his grand kids but to help him mow his lawn.. <BR> My co... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:17:18 EST My New Helper.. <img src=""> <BR> I had to get a bigger one to do all my yards,I still get exercise when I use the push mower & all the raking & well there is a whole lot of property to take care of & the best part is I got a plow blade for her & I got the snow blower for it too so I will be using this all year around.. <BR> Yeah a mouse killed my other John Deere,it ate all the wires & built a nest in it & it was only two years old .. <BR> Now you all k... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:53:35 EST He is 92yrs young & still works out every day!! <img src=""> <BR> here is my Uncle Leon, he is the oldest one in our family & he is holding his nephew the youngest La Fleur(Donny),who is 2 yrs old.. <BR> My Uncle has broken both of his hips & a leg had a stroke & is still going very strong!! <BR> Gee now I know where I get my energy to carry on it is in my BLOOD!!! <BR> He loves to go 4 wheeling & all out door activities,he built his own home,also he was the Foreman who helped build th... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:06:39 EST I got MORE me TIME!!! YAY!!! well I'm not telling all to go do what I did but I did it for me.. <BR> <BR> I QUIT my job on Sunday,yes Mother's day I had to work at the ALL-U-CAN-EAT,Buffet,we had reservations & BOY it was busy,too busy & people were out to do what they do there is EAT!! <BR> Needless to say we ran out of food like sausage-bacon(was the first to go)than little at a time eggs were all gone & so on so I had very unhappy people there who wanted what we didn't have. <BR> So they asked me what was wrong & why... Fri, 13 May 2011 15:02:09 EST Buffet Rules.. Refrain From Taking More Than You Can Eat <BR> <BR> Just because you get to take all the food you want after paying a one-time fee, this does not mean take a slew of food and throw away if you change your mind about eating it. It shows better etiquette to take small portions, especially when trying new foods, and then eating what is on your plate before getting more. Taking small portions allows customers to try different items, determine their likes, and only discard small amounts of food s... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:35:16 EST What next!! OMG!!!! All I can say is if one more thing goes wrong I will lose my mind! <BR> Yesterday spent the day trying to keep warm cause a transformer blew up & we were left with half power which ruined my furnace,yes just cost me over 400 bucks to get a repair on it. <BR> My home isn't even 4yrs old! <BR> I put a claim in on it with our power company cause the repair guy said other people have had to have the same repairs as I did today. <BR> So I had only a space heater last night for heat & my li... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:36:32 EST My love for the STEELERS!! <img src=""> <BR> I have loved this team sense 1976. <BR> That was when the Cowboys were the IN TEAM & the TV show Dallas & Rodger Starbuck & Joe Namouth & his panty hose wearing stunt.. <BR> WELL as Steeler lovers should know that the team was formed in 1933 they got there logo from the American Steel workers Union. <BR> The only change in the years for the Steelers, have been there players..JUST TOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> OK why I lov... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 10:44:32 EST MY New Friend! I bought this on Sunday January 2nd & my hubby & I put it together that evening.. <BR> WELL Monday was my first ride & I did 5 miles & WOW it was a push so to say.. <BR> BUT the second day was easier & so on that today I did 5 miles in NO TIME than besides that I already noticed that my running on the treadmill is so much smoother LOVE IT!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Also bought an Elliptical <img src=" Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:21:35 EST Love my STEELERS!!! <img src="">Got the Snuggie & wearing the 6 Champion Super Bowl win hat. <img src="">The hat <img src="">me wearing a custom made Steelers t-shirt. <img src="">Here is the back of the T-shirt & YES I am wearing Steeler jeans & YES it says STEELERS on my butt!! <BR> Plus I got a ... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:14:57 EST 2010 <img src=""> <BR> This is my year in a NUT shell so to say.. <BR> My new Grandbabies & some other pic's of me with family.. <BR> Hope this new year is a Great one for all!!! Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:56:39 EST New Sports Bar! Yes here is where I work we added this Sports Bar this fall!! <img src=""> <img src="">See the Steelers wall!! =) love it!! <BR> <img src="">SU wall. <BR> <img src="">New York Yankees. <BR> You will see all your Favorite NFL games here cause we have the NFL ticket! <BR> 9 flat sc... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:58:22 EST My DAWWG-it's a BEAST!! Yes all here is my little thing I love to do in the winter months.. <BR> PLOW SNOW.. <BR> So here she is my DAWWG-yes it is a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 plow. <img src=""> <BR> Don't laugh it is paid for & it's all mine!!! <BR> I love plowing snow!! Thu, 9 Dec 2010 12:06:03 EST My 4th yr!! Hi all, Yes today is my 4th yr here on SP & all I can say that this site is a life saver for me & has helped me in so many ways.. <BR> I know that I would of never kept up with my healthy life style if it wasn't for SP.. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much to all!! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:07:35 EST My 4 little reasons . <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Here are my ever so loved grand babies & this is the reason why there grandmother(ME), keeps healthy cause I want to watch them grow to be adults. <BR> 1)Gianna <BR> 2)Brooklyn & Lizzy <BR> 3)Colin, my only grandson so far!! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:10:58 EST Gotcha!!! Yea, this is what happened to me a few months ago.. <BR> I meet with my mother & my Aunts along with my daughter & grand daughter we all go to lunch together & enjoy great conversations & each other.. <BR> WELL this day my mom asked me to pick her up & my daughter & grand daughter ride with me so hey why not. <BR> So I get to my mom's apartment & I go in to help her out well she is on her scooter, so she rides out to my SUV & I help her in & I of course take the scooter back I have to ride it... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:52:49 EST Hubby is PLAN old LAZY!! What happened to the guy who use to take care of his body & care about how he looks.. <BR> PLEASE does anyone have an answer as to 'why' he looks like he is 9 months pregnant!! <BR> He comes home from work & gets on the treadclimber I catch him leaning on it while walking on it & feel like I'm Jillian (the Biggest loser) yelling at him to get up & do it right!! <BR> Then when he does finish he takes a shower than drinks two-24 ounce beers & eats ice cream than Yea I do make dinner & he decid... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 16:30:48 EST PAIN!!!! This has been going on for a LONG time with me & I can't figure this out at all.. <BR> MY problem is sitting. <BR> When I sit at my computer & or couch for 15 minutes of less than that I have bad pain in the back of my left leg from my butt to my knee. The pain is so bad I at times feel like I will pass out! <BR> Then trying to stand up is a BIG JOKE too. <BR> I can't for a while,like 5 minutes than it goes away. <BR> Last night it was so bad I was crawling on all fours to just get around. <B... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:24:25 EST Where is he:-( <img src=""> <BR> My cat 'JD' has been missing for 1 week now. <BR> Yea some of you might be thinking "hey cats take off all the time" BUT not our 'JD'. <BR> He stayed in our yard & when he was outside on nice days he was always in eye shot never out of sight!'JD' is almost 9yrs old & isn't a cat that would just go with anyone. <BR> He only came to us & us alone! <BR> He wouldn't let anyone pick him up who he didn't know & BELIEVE me he h... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:10:10 EST Where is he:-( <img src=""> <BR> My cat 'JD' has been missing for 1 week now. <BR> Yea some of you might be thinking "hey cats take off all the time" BUT not our 'JD'. <BR> He stayed in our yard & when he was outside on nice days he was always in eye shot never out of sight!'JD' is almost 9yrs old & isn't a cat that would just go with anyone. <BR> He only came to us & us alone! <BR> He wouldn't let anyone pick him up who he didn't know & BELIEVE me he h... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:10:10 EST Had to do it:-( I had to drop out on being a leader of two teams this morning. <BR> With all I have going on I cant keep up with it all. <BR> I'm now the only leader of the Steelers, & that is my ever so Favorite team ever!(loved the Steelers sense 1976) <BR> I also dropped other teams too. <BR> BUT I will hope fully be back on here when the snow flies!! <BR> Im still here if anyone needs me!! <BR> Have a Great day all! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 10:42:37 EST OK this is what I have been up too;-) Here is the new property on the very first day before the clearing. <img src=""> <BR> Day two- <img src=""> Here is my buddy Wes, on his 65 yrs old Payloader, yes it is still going strong!! <img src="">. <BR> Here Wes, is loading up some logs to get the the mill. <img src=""> <BR> ... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:29:55 EST Endurance WOW not having my treadmill for almost three weeks really set me back a little bit. <BR> BUT it has been 1 week having it back & I have ran over 70 miles on it & for two days in a row & did 105 minutes NON stop jog/run.. <BR> Yesterday I did 11.48 miles & I did different speeds & incline. <BR> TODAY I did over 14 MILES!! in the same time of course I ran more & yes on inclines which I love to do.. <BR> I have come to terms that NOTHING will ever keep me in shape more than having my treadmill &... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:28:28 EST I did it again:-( Yes I sure did I blew up another treadmill! <BR> I just gotten off the phone with Pacemaster & they said I havent even been with the new one 90 days!.. <BR> HMM I just dont know you spend all your time at fitness stores looking for the BEST you can get & it just isnt it. <BR> So yes this will be number 4 DEAD.. <BR> They WILL be bringing me a new one on Monday so it's the treadclimber till then.. <BR> If the bugs arent bad in the mornings looks also like I will be hitting the trails behind my... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:06:34 EST My Bowflex <img src=""> <BR> I have had my Bowflex going on two yrs & last night at work my boss was looking at my arms & said LOOK at your muscles!!(I was wearing a short sleeve shirt). <BR> Heck I havent even noticed that yeah I'm building at last!! <BR> I'm wearing all the same size clothing so I really didnt know I was doing more than just toning. <BR> I workout three days a week on my Bowflex & I love it!! <BR> I really welcome the muscle!! ... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 09:47:09 EST Another thing I do;-) Well we all know I do work at an ALL-U CAN EAT Buffet. <BR> My boss is also into Classic cars, & has car shows.. <BR> WELL that is MY JOB too two days out of the week I run the car show at my job & then another day out of the week I have to go to where My boss is sponsoring. <BR> Here are some of the classic's I took pic's of.. <BR> Oldest is a 1931 Ford pick-up to a 2010 Harley Davidson. <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:14:46 EST Please excuse me all I'm so sorry I haven't been on here as much as I like to be. <BR> I do work outside the home & well my daughter is having problems & she need my help being her mom I'm there for her. <BR> She lost her job they denied her unemployment & well I have to help her. <BR> So my time is very limited. <BR> Once we do move to our own land things will be so much better I wont have to deal with non-family people(who live on this property). <BR> So all please I WILL be back in full swing I hope soon, just... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:33:22 EST My hurting hands.:-( It has been well over 1 month since my hands were badly hurt from redwood chips I used for my garden. <BR> YES I wore gloves & all but as you will see in the video that I am still suffering & in very much pain. <BR> It hurts to use my hands & to stop the burning feeling I carry around a frozen jell pack at night I take pain meds & yes during the day if I really need them. <BR> Oh doing my workout when I sweat my hands burn even more.. <BR> Well I also in the video say what is going on too. <B... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:44:45 EST "Diet Pills' I heard on the news this morning that the FDA approved Ali, can & has caused liver damage in some users of this supplement. <BR> I heard that people who do use this pill if they eat fats they cant control "pooping' there pants . <BR> It's bad enough that we trust products to help us get healthy & only create other problems for our life's. <BR> SO all YES I lived on 'Diet pills' for years & spent too much money & not lost 1oz except the money I paid out on them. <BR> SO in a short & sweet way ... Sat, 29 May 2010 09:18:13 EST Greek yogurt WOW is all I can say.. <BR> I never ever ate anything like this before. <BR> To begin with I bought the Yopait kind with 2x the protein & yes I got the plain kind cause of the sugar content of the other ones.. <BR> BUT I can feel & taste the difference. <BR> Really the protein BOOST. <BR> One serving is 100 calories & has 14g of protein in it,10 carbs BUT I added a little milled flaxseed & blue berries.a packet of splenda.Taste really great!! <BR> Oh yes the calcium is 35%, cant forget that!... Sat, 22 May 2010 12:00:18 EST My points!! Yeah I'm here doing my SP, going into what I missed & here I thought I was being given points.. <BR> NOT!! <BR> I seen I had 91 points so far-ok that's really great,BUT here I am thinking I'm collecting more points just to go & check it out that I still have 91 points..(did at least 10 I missed) <BR> When we click on to receive points if we reached our limit we get a message on SOME of the points limits but what gives.. <BR> Sitting here with my butt killing me trying to get all I have done ... Thu, 13 May 2010 14:36:48 EST ALL I wanted was a NICE garden.... YES that is just what I tried to do.. <BR> BUT little did I know that the 'good'I THOUGHT I was doing was creating a GREAT heath problem for me. <BR> YES I had a very busy day yesterday with work & all BUT I was taken to the emergency room cause of a 'reactin' my skin was having after working in my garden on saturday before going to work. <BR> I had purchaced 8 bags of the red wood chips to place around in my garden to look nice. <BR> WELL the stuff the company treats the wood chips with has ... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:43:07 EST Want to FINISH PLEASE!!!! What a week I have had with keeping on SP. <BR> Heck I want to so bad to answer & finish all my messages but I hit a brick wall with alot on here. <BR> Ok I get a message well comment on mypage I go to answer it & I get booted off! <BR> WHAT THE *%#@!! 3 times yesterday & once the day before. <BR> IF not booted I get a Internet Explorer page that wont let me go anywhere or the page freeses up. <BR> I'm so flustered on this,is anyone else having problems too. <BR> Heck I contacted my internet ... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:44:39 EST Work it like a MAN!! Yepper all you women out there. <BR> To get a full benefit from your strenght training they say to NOT use the little girlie 3lb weights yet not even 5lb weights. <BR> YA got to shoot for a weight that is a bit of stress & you can feel with each lift. <BR> I was watching the TV show the Doctors, & they said that to keep your engine burning you have to create muscle & you cant do it with the little weights & 1000 reps! <BR> Ok Me I use a controlled weight lift <img src="http://photos-ak.... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:28:39 EST Pic's <img src=""> <BR> This is me with my mom & my granddaughter Gianna. <BR> so Grandmother & Great Grandmother! <img src=""> <BR> This is my daughter Darlene & her daughter Gianna,My son Christopher,& his & my first born Son/grandson~Colin Nicholas. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is my other two granddaughters~Elizabeth, & Brooklyn,with... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:26:22 EST