DARJR50's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DARJR50 DARJR50'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/ same same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605728 again Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:53:17 EST same same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604886 same day as yesterday Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:34:29 EST Grand day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603850 Got in 75 minutes on the recumbent bike today. Made 2 circuits of 20 reps each of 5 of the weight machines today. Low weight as I am using it more for cardio and toning. Met a couple of real nice people today as well. Diet is going great. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:22:12 EST Nothing new to report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602872 Same old, same old Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:33:27 EST better day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601674 Had a good day at the gym. Not only did my workout go well I met a person whois going to school to be a substance abuse counselor, whic is my old profession. I am going to pass on many of my books to him. A few minor adjustments to what and when I at today and there were no issues with low blood sugar. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:12:48 EST bad day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600625 Went to the gym today but it didn't go well. I was having an issue with my digestive system and riding the bike aggravated it. I was too far away from the little room. Plus I began to feel light headed, so I quit and came home. Checked my blood sugar and it was down to 54.I had eaten protein before going to the gym but I must have needed a few carbs to go with it. Got things back in the good range again. Did the rest of my exercising at home. Much closer to the little room. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:22:57 EST Finally got a car under me again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599444 Finally got the rear brake fixed on the Taurus today. Also foud a couple of spark plug wires off and that made a big difference in the way it runs. Probably a big difference in fuel economy as well. <BR> <BR> Spent an hour at the gyn on the recumbent bike. Add to that all the getting up and down from the ground and multiple trips in and out for tools, coffee, rest room etc. I logged over 2 miles today. I would say I got my fair share of exercise today. It feels good. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:38:55 EST Puzzling day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598453 Had a great time at morning coffee. Larger turnout than normal. Everyone was in a great mood so there was a lot of good natured kidding around. I got roped into helping a couple of the ladies with their jigsaw puzzle. That was a mistake. Once I start I can't stop. been at the thing all day. Had to take breaks and come in and do my exercises between stints at the puzzle table. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:24:33 EST Good day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597504 Finally made it to the gym for a full hour today. I can feel the difference between home equipment and the stuff I use at home. Alos made some progress on my car. Was too cold to work outside too long. No need to hurry anyway. I have plenty of food and I have transportation to where I need to go, so I'm not going freeze my...ah...self. <BR> Ketone strips are on order so I can keep track of my ketosis. It must be working. My BS reading was 81 this morning and stay under 120 even after eating. ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:41:34 EST Dang the fiber anyhow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596429 The low carb stuff is working,especially the increase in fiber in all the low carb greens and stuff I am eating. Was tied to the house today with a wee little issue. Kept a clear path and reding materials as needed. I'll be glad when phase one is over and I can do stuff again. Gonna try and make the gym with my nephew tomorrow morning. Maybe some Kao will help. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:39:48 EST research day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595220 Too cold to work on the taurus today and I needed to reserch how to do the job properly anyhow.Did my exercises at home insteas of the gym due to cold and transportation issues. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:28:22 EST Found my car issue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594015 Brake locked up. Got parts on order. Spend way too much time trying to release the brake before turning to the manual. I am tired. I think I am well into ketosis. I have had no more than 20g of carbs today and I have energy to spare. My eyes want to slam shut but my bosy wants to keep moving and my mind is planning 4 days ahead. Blood sugar has been below 100 upon waking for the last several days. Be fore starting this program in never was below 160. Now to see if I can get some rest. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:01:20 EST Got my exercise today for sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593048 My daily driver quit on the way home from the airport today. Had to walk back and get someone to tow me back there so I can work on the thing tomorrow. Left rear wheel decided to lock up on me. Luckily I was going low on dry pavement. Got it back but I think the tire is going to be flat spotted. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:34:55 EST the low carb lifestyle seems to be working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591700 It has been less than a week since I started on the low carb lifestyle. I have been eating less than 50g of carbs a day and hitting the gym. So far I have lost over 6#. I feel much better than I did before starting. <BR> Did a bit of work on Sporty today. Gonna be a long hard project once I really get into it. Need to be sure I have a place to work until the project is done because the car will be unmovable til done. With my nephew's situation being extremely fluid at the moment I am not sure... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:52:08 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590629 A lot of people at coffee this mornig. Had a great time. They are beginning to accept the fact I am not eating carbs anymore. It has been hard givin up bread, sugar, flour, rice, etc. Even most fruits. I think I am getting clos to the Ketose stage. We will see how this works out for a few weeks. Doc says it will really improve my diabetes and HDL. I hope so. <BR> <BR> Bought a new pair of gym shoes today. My old one had been used as street shoes and the gym owner asked me not to wear them. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:46:15 EST SSDD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589625 same old stuff. did manage to get out for a bit today. Coffee club tomorrow. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:19:33 EST stayed inside today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588696 Woke up this morning not feeling really hot. Took some aspriin and a hot shower and started feeling better. Got my exercise in but it took all day to do it. Gonna sleep in tomorrow if I can. Gotta take care of a friend's cat for a couple of days so I will have to venture forth tomorrow. Larder is also getting depleted so a trip to the grubery store is on tap. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:21:48 EST team bonus points hates me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587530 I haven't gotten any good points in almost two weeks. I think it has got it in for me. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:26:18 EST gotta quit going out for breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584927 Went for breakfast with a friend this morning. Gotta quit doing that. They have nothing health on the menu that fits with the very low carb diet I am on. I faked not being hungry and stuck with just coffee. Ate when I got home. <BR> <BR> Still very cold here and not getting much better until the weekend. Got some new gloves to replace the ones I lost on Christmas. Also got some alka-seltzer as I have the sniffles. Going to the gym tomorrow with my nephew if it kills me. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:26:50 EST deep freeze coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582434 Went shopping today to stock up for the deep freeze coming. Gonna head below zero and not come back above for several days. The Governor has closed all schools state wide until further notice from what I have been told. Heard rumors of windchills below 70 below. I plan on staying in and staying warm. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:45:39 EST Heat wave!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580410 WOW!!!! The thermometer is going to go into positive numbers today. I better get the swimwear ready and head for the beach. I might even get the car started this morning and make it to the gym. I hope so 'cause I'm feeling kinda sluggish and in need of a good sweat. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:55:50 EST Happy new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577473 Happy New Year all. May it be a healthy and fit one for all of us! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 07:53:32 EST Start gym again today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575338 I start my new membership at the gym today. I hope I can get there. The temp outside is -22F with a wind chill around the -50 mark. Supposed to warm up this afternoon. I hope it does. I am looking forward to getting back on some quality equipment again. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:45:44 EST Too cold to do much today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574548 -17F with a wind chill of -42. I ain't going outside on a dare today. Got a good book to read, some hot chocolate, several dvd's to watch. I'm set. Got plenty of good food to eat (and lots of bad if I choose). Have a wonderful day. I'm gonna. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:26:44 EST up early and raring to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572797 Woke up early this morning full of energy. I have been trying to plan for the very low carb diet my doctor wants me to go on after the 1st of the year. I am amazed how quickly i have used up my 40g allotment. This is not going to be easy but I will do it somehow. The results he has assured me I will see are worth the effort. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:48:05 EST I had a good Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572414 I had a really great Christmas. Lots of young ones around. That, to me, is what Christmas is all about. Me nephew re-gifted me with a Science Fair 50 in )ne Electronics Lab that I had gotten for him 30+ years ago. Amazingly everything was still there and it all works. <BR> He and his mother went together and got me a 6 month gym membership. I guess that means I am going to have to get serious about this weight loss thing again. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:51:31 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571480 I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas or other Holiday cheer as it fits. Enjoy your family and friends this season and always. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:37:00 EST Ready and waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570900 Got ewverything ready for tomorrow. Can't wait. -24 F. this morning. I hope my car starts because I have to go over and take care of my friends cat. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:56:09 EST Dinner with friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570172 Went out to dinner with some friends. Took advantage of my doctor allowing me until the first of Jan. to start me new diet plan. Ate stuff I will not be able to have starting next year. Nothing real bad just more carbs than I should have. Ready for the holidays finally. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 23:26:26 EST Road Tripping today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568939 Rode with my nephew while we went and picked up half a beef for hs mother. I spent was too much money on meat also. The place we went has the highest quality meat in the state I do believe. Doc said I needed to add more meat to my diet so I did as told. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:18:42 EST got my butt chewed today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568182 Saw my doctor for my diabetes checkup and blood draw. He chewed me out for not sticking to the very low carb diet he suggested the last time I was in. I have to say he really seems interested in my health and not just the paycheck. I made a little bet with him so I better stay on track this time around. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:44:37 EST my new eyeballs are in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567074 My new glasses are ready. That was quick. Can't wait to get them. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:11:32 EST something didn't agree with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566048 Got an upset tummy and all that goes with it tonight. Something didn't agree with me for sure. Took some pink stuff and off to bed. I'll be fine in the morning I hopw. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:53:35 EST cold and windy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565109 Time to stay inside and read a good book. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 20:03:33 EST bring in the scoop shovel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564531 Time to clean house again. Ready to wrap presents but I need to fine the top of my table 1st. <BR> Gotta et rid of many empty boxes and assorted other stuff before I can even get close to the table to clear it. That otta count for something on the exercise scale. Hidden benefit maybe. <em>334</em> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:27:36 EST Eye exam day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563841 Had a diabetic eye exam today. All is well. My retinas are perfect, no other issues. My vision hasn't changed enough to notice. I am one happy camper. If you have never had a diabetic eye exam in can be interesting. They dialate your eyes and it gets VERY bright. It stays that way for hours. It is no time for silly things like shopping nd walking in public on a bright sunny day. Needless to say that is what I did. Got the rest of my shopping done. Now comes the wrapping. I'm all thumbs but I ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:46:58 EST Up Early with nothing to do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562657 Up way to early this morning with nothing tht needs doing. Will get my exercise in right away this morning followed by a good breakfast and some internet searches. Then I guess I'll veg out with the boob tube. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:44:49 EST What's to say. Another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562442 -17F this morning warming to a warm -8F at present. Scouted a place to get a diabetic eye exam today. Will have the exam Friday. Under calories for today and over my workout goals so that is a good thing. A bit of TV and a few pages of a good book and it is time for bed. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:06:17 EST I'm tired of winter already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561025 Another cold day. -6F this morning. At least the wind gusts are down. I need to brave the cold sometime today to restock the larder. I also need to get some more shopping done but that involves a road trip and I have been told that parts of the road are extremely icy. I don't like the sound of that. <BR> Good workout this morning. Got some pep into it so I hope it does some good. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:52:24 EST Another bitter cold day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560271 -6F with a -18F wind chill. Time for a book and a blanket. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:29:28 EST Stayed home and stayed warm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560053 Didn't do diddley today except exercise and read a book. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:36:14 EST Party Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559397 Coffe club this morning. 1st of many building Christmas and New Year parties. Had a good time, ate sensably, kept the merriment to a dull roar. (1 8oz. soda) Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:16:34 EST Damn Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555645 Got a lot of uncharted exercise today. It started snowing and won't quit. May end up with 10-12" of the stuff. My back is killing me. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 05:13:36 EST Fun day on the internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554517 Did most of my Christmas shopping today. I pity the UPS guy if it all comes at once. Watched the MN Vikings actually play football today. Got in some quality time with my resistance band and stationary bike as well. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:38:58 EST No guilt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552624 No after Thanksgiving guilt this year. Stayed home and ate sensibly. Didn't get involved in the family trauma and drama this year. Feels good. I might have to do this more often. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:56:44 EST Stayed home today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552501 Didn't go to the family Thanksgiving dinner. Vertigo was back so driving would have been dangerous. Also I really didn't feel like celebrating due to the loss of my good friend Dougie. Stayed home and read and reflected on all the good friends nd relatives that have gone on over the last year or two. Makes me feel old somehow. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:53:29 EST Time to clean house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551329 Time to make this place look decent again. It is a mess!! It will also help me keep my mind off the passing of a dear friend yesterday. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:45:32 EST Sore muscles and a sad day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550610 Overdid the workout this morning and I can feel it. Got a call from a friend of mine in Montana telling me that my best friend out there wandered outside while drunk and passed out. When found his core temp was only 85 degrees F. He is in ICU not expected to make it through the day. Not the way I like to start my day. My prayers and thoughts are with my friend. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:53:23 EST Stiff and sore tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550224 Spent a good portion of the day working on Sporty. Got the distributor timed and replaces a dodgy light switch. Didn't get man steps in but I tried. Ate well and exercised so all is right with my world. <BR> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:03:56 EST Up Early on a Sunday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548825 Woke early with back pain. Got up and put on my TENS unit. Starting to feel better. Took some aspirin for the normal aches and pains. Got part of my exercise out iof the way already. More to come. Plan a hearty breakfast spread out over a couple of hours to hold down the glucose spike. Plan on spending most of the day just relaxing and watching the Vikings get their butts kicked if they are playing. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 05:37:24 EST