DISGUISEDBYPHAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DISGUISEDBYPHAT DISGUISEDBYPHAT'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/ need help from people with activity trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833188 Personal electronic devices with active wireless / bluetooth are not allowed in my workplace, so I'm looking for a fitness tracker whose Bluetooth / wireless can be turned off during the day. I have looked at the manuals for various products - FitBit (Flex/Force/One), Nike FuelBand; Misfit Shine; etc. - but I haven't found the answer yet. Does anyone know whether this is possible for any of the various devices out there today? I'm happy to do the work of manually syncing the device on my own ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:12:00 EST Bookmark Cauliflower recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822924 http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/gourmetsal<BR>ads/r/Spicy-Whole-Roasted-Cauliflower-<BR>with-Parmesan.htm?utm_source=zergnet&u<BR>tm_medium=tcg&utm_campaign=zergnet-test-324165 <link>gourmetfood.about.com/od/gourmetsala<BR>ds/r/Spicy-Whole-Roasted-Cauliflower-w<BR>ith-Parmesan.htm?utm_source=zergnet&ut<BR>m_medium=tcg&utm_campaign=zergnet-test-324165 </link> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:13:18 EST closing in on a year of charting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816853 I am closing in on a year of charting. I have not been 100% accurate on everything but some weekends I loose track but not totally go hog wild. I give my self 65-70% I have been having less days where my intake is over 2000. Now my calorie intake is closer to my goal calorie intake. We are moving swimmingly along. I have not weighed myself in a few months. It will be interesting to see if there are any changes. I do note changes on TV monitors when I enter local stores. My belly looks sm... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:30:53 EST Do people who have reached their goal and have been there for a long time, eat the same things every http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807117 <BR> I have noted that people who are at goal and have been successful at remaining at goal eat the same things every day. Have you noticed this? I remember eating pretty much the same things every day when I was young and thin. Here is Rev. Al in the news to show you what he eats everyday: <BR> <BR> <link>www.nydailynews.com/life-style/incre<BR>dible-shrinking-sharpton-article-1.198<BR>8923 </link> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:01:52 EST PNW wildfires - no exercise outside folks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781173 In my area they state that the air index is good which is a load of garbage. I am having all kinds of respiratory issues. Inside! If I don't have the a/c on full blast and the fan above the stove top on I feel like there is an elephant sitting on my chest. Oregon area~ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:18:47 EST :P This week was a total flop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767065 I wonder why this week was a total flop. I wonder why…….I will next week recommit. I did get more fitness minutes in this week. <em>2</em> <em>198</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:43:32 EST To get where you are in your life and or your goal weight ..did you cut people out of your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763047 Many self help people and authors suggest that one surround themselves with positive uplifting people. Do you feel or believe that one should cut out bad, negative, substance abusers, severely mentally ill people, etc? why or why not? Can we coexist or is it a waste of breath to have these people in our lives? What is your philosophy? <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:40:16 EST Sponsors on this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762924 Do you think that they should allow non-healthy food adverts on this site? I just saw one for Ice cream bars. (and not the calorically responsible ones.) Do you think that they should allow them to be a sponsor? why or why not? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:52 EST It's not a diet, it's a life style change….or is it really….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762909 Those who have reached the finish line say the same thing. "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change". But is't it really reinventing yourself? Why or why not…..? To succeed in this journey…..isn't it a reinvention of yourself?????? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:54:48 EST new short term goal date Mid-October!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762580 So I have friends coming in from outta town that I have not seen in a few years. I know I have gained about 30 lbs since they seen me. this is a great excuse to set a short term goal for mid-october. I am still here and still charting. I have not been fully committed to RFD but I am eating a good % of my meals raw. I am going to dial down my calories and up my fitness minutes. Good luck to me!! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:24:13 EST would you put your hard earned cash on the line? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745259 Watch this read this article and then comment if you would do it. Why or why not? <BR> Healthy wage ------- <BR> <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/blogs/nightline-fix-a<BR>bc-news/dieting-website-users-bet-lose<BR>-order-win-134653003.html </link> <BR> <link>https://www.healthywage.com </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:02 EST Yeah I got the APP for SP but it doesn't work! I have an I-POD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743836 I have an i-pod that is about 2yo and the spark people app tracker will not work for it. GGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:31:18 EST is gut flora making you fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722949 <link>www.scientificamerican.com/article/h<BR>ow-gut-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-t<BR>hin/ </link> Read the article and then add your comments here! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:05:30 EST Well that just might explain it……..PCOS??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721804 So my MD phoned today and I just might have PCOS. I mean from what I understand over the phone is that they couldn't see any actual cysts but that my ovaries are enlarged so that is indicative of PCOS. I have some of the other symptoms but if they can't see any actual cysts via ultra sound ….I mean how can they really give that DX? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:46:18 EST Love pasta…?...need to eat more veggies? You need one of these! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716588 I am NOT sorry I purchased one of these. I can eat the veggie noodles alone or mixed in with 0.5 serving of linguini. Your brain would not know you are not eating a huge plate of pasta. It REALLY bulks up the meal!!! <link>https://www.youtube.com/user/GetInsp<BR>iralized </link> My husband loves it too!!! Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:05:54 EST If you are the praying type or the send good energy type send some in my direction…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715008 Hello, <BR> My BFF Opie cat is having a flare up of pancreatitus. We might have to take him to the emergency animal hospital this afternoon. He could use all the well wishes and prayers you could send up and out. This medical condition comes with a lot of pain. He might need IV and a feeding tube. We hope it does not come down to that. Thanks for your support <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l990153269.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928095416.jpg"> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:29:48 EST We may be seeing the end of the bo*b smasher tests! YAHOOO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711666 This just in! <link>www.foxnews.com/health/2014/06/05/ne<BR>w-blood-test-for-breast-cancer/ </link> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:45:55 EST Sparkvideo Blog#13 How my week went. How was yours! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706271 raw food diet, fully raw Kristina, PSOS body changes and more!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1xjere_sp<BR>arkblog-13-update-and-topic-raw-food-r<BR>aw-noodles-changes_lifestyle </link> <BR> <BR> I am so making this veggie noodle thing tonight!! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIpI<BR>HGfSSeo&feature=youtu.be </link> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:49:14 EST Train your brain to let go of habits? What has worked for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706243 Read article then talk about what has worked for you!!! <BR> <link>themindunleashed.org/2014/03/train-b<BR>rain-let-go-habits-10-methods-creating<BR>-new-neural-pathways.html </link> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:56:30 EST Sparkblog#12 Vlog the weekly update how I am doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699573 Here is the link to the video for my weekly update! How are you doing on your journey? <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1vvrf2_sp<BR>arkblog-12-need-to-regroup-and-push-fo<BR>rward_lifestyle </link> Tue, 20 May 2014 22:31:52 EST Sparkblog#11 Quick update and Raw Food Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695903 Check out my latest Vlog an update on how things have been going. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1uwx07_sp<BR>arkblog-11-quick-update-and-raw-food-d<BR>iet_lifestyle </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:55:02 EST Putting your self first a VLOG from a RFD guru. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695901 <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/xe7jk4_put<BR>ting-yourself-first-32_webcam </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:50:25 EST your cost effective site for WW info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695332 WW info: <BR> https://sites.google.com/site/wwcheatshe<BR>ets/home/links <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 00:27:29 EST only one day over 1800! only 2 days with calories above 1400! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694399 Raw food program has really helped me keep in my calorie range this week. By making that the corner stone for my intake it has really helped me keep within my calorie goals. high fiber no hunger. Tue, 13 May 2014 20:06:01 EST Did you see this mother daughter team on their 100 day challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691034 Inspirational what a team! Makes me think about what I am missing out on by not having any kids. #teamofmyown !! <BR> <link>https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-livi<BR>ng/mother-and-daugher-challenge-each-o<BR>ther-to-lose-weight-in-100-days-185259<BR>890.html </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 05:55:33 EST I am I detoxing or is it something more…….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690030 Hello as you know if you have been following my blog I started a 75% raw food diet. This would be day 7. I didn't think that I would be detoxing we really eat fairly healthy. Well I have a temp of 102.7. hmmmmm…….interesting! Wed, 7 May 2014 19:34:30 EST Spark Video blog#10 The scale has moved! Raw food and more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689398 Welcome <em>213</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> thanks for watching comment here after your are finished viewing <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1tdt9g_sp<BR>arkblog-10-the-scale-has-moved_lifestyle </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 00:29:43 EST Had a low calorie day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685889 <em>46</em> Had a low calorie day yesterday not because I planned it that way, because I had a migraine and went to bed early! below 900 cal yesterday. <em>46</em> <em>46</em> <em>40</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>234</em> Fri, 2 May 2014 15:35:58 EST Sparkblog#9 Video blog up now! Subject is sabotage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685202 Does someone in your life sabotage you? Maybe they don't even know they are doing it. Please follow the link view video and then click browser back button to comment on here! Thanks for watching ! <BR> <link>dai.ly/x1sihzj </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 19:25:51 EST Wow what do you think of this? The fat shaming story on the news. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685120 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/04<BR>/29/fat-shaming-documentary-spurs-deat<BR>h-threats/ <link>abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/04/<BR>29/fat-shaming-documentary-spurs-death<BR>-threats/ </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 16:33:10 EST Thinking about returning to raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685072 to see how it goes. One day at a time one meal at a time. I have had success with this in the past. Raw food diet vegan low fat, one can pretty much eat all day and loose. Thu, 1 May 2014 15:18:50 EST only one day this week over 2000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682890 only one day this week over 2000 calories. I had a couple of days that were slightly above 1800. Improvement since last week. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:55:37 EST SparkBlog#8 Video blog NSV and progress. Do you fear the scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680558 Check out my video blog and then click back here to comment thanks for tuning in! <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1reb8u_sp<BR>arkblog-8-4-25-2014-nsv-progress-fear-<BR>scale_lifestyle </link> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:59:32 EST Happy Easter did you give up anything for lent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676422 I did I gave up Facebook and it was a valuable experience. It will teach you who your real friends really are! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:40:50 EST Read this about exercise ….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676420 <link>www.inc.com/jeff-haden/20-minutes-gu<BR>aranteed-to-make-your-whole-day-better<BR>-tues.html?cid=sf01002 </link> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:39:31 EST Video Blog #7 Depression and Obesity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674783 I do a short talk about depression and weight issues. Hosted by Daily motion website because I find spark peoples video uploader very user unfriendly. Watch video and click back and comment here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1p9glh_sp<BR>arkblog-7-depression-and-your-weight-o<BR>besity-a-short-talk_lifestyle </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:21:27 EST zinc diet control & obesity and how it relates to you! Real nerdy stuff! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673778 links at pub med you want to read about Zinc and obesity …... <BR> <link>www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19422374 </link> <link>www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20045801 </link> <link>www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20697416 </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:37 EST Video Blog #5 up now! What keeps you focused?..and my progress ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673679 4/15/2014 Please subscribe to my blog and comment on my videos by using the browser back button and you can comment on here. I host my blog at daily motion because I have had so many challenges with spark peoples video blog uploader so I just switched over and post the link on here. So check out my latest blog and tell me your thoughts! <BR> <BR> www.dailymotion.com/video/x1oqwi1_sp <BR> arkblog-5-progress-and-nsv-what-keeps- <BR> you-focused_lifestyle <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1oqw... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:03:05 EST one day over 2000 cal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670167 Today a slipped up and I am over my calorie limit so now I will try and do a little bit more exercise to counterbalance this. GRRR!! whoppppsy! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:31:11 EST Video Blog #4 How your weight effects your relationships with others. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669471 You might be surprised how it effects your relationships with others! My blogs will now be hosted by The daily motion because I spark peoples video uploader is not user friendly. Click the link to take you there and then when you are done watching click back to comment on here! <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1nh61d_sp<BR>arkblog-4-how-your-weight-effects-your<BR>-relations-with-others_people </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:39:11 EST Spark Blog #3 video 4/9/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669372 Hosted by daily motion because the video uploader on spark people.com never wants to work. trusted site! <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ngab5_pr<BR>ogress-and-nsv-blog-3-4-9-14_tech </link> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:09:12 EST calling all spark friends!!! Need your help with my video blog!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669162 Please go to the SP help page and email management and tell them the video blog uploader will not work. They need to FIX this. I have emailed them and their video management company. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. If we all email in maybe they will fix it? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:25:25 EST 19 stone down from 19.2 stone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667797 28 day streak here on SP <BR> down from 19.2 stone <BR> video coming soon! <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:29:27 EST Has made it to the 28 day streak habit pattern !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667067 They stay it takes 28 days to archive/set a new habit. I have done this here on spark people. I am on my 28 day streak! ROCK ON!!! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 05:23:51 EST PDXmusic has changed her name! It is now…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666170 PDXMUSIC has now changed the name to Disguised BY PHAT! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:43:56 EST April 4th 2014 Video Blog #2 What are your 5 things? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664435 5 things that make you want to loose so you can gain! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:53:15 EST My First Video Blog. Day 1 of 1st Vblog! Get to know me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663797 get to know me. see my first v blog. Nice to meet you comments welcome! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:45:32 EST day 3 ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663638 This is day 3 ish of my goal for this week is to keep my calories between 1400-1600. I am focusing on the 1400 number because I think we all tend to underestimate the calories. I am focusing on going more toward a macrobiotic diet. i have had pain in my arm,neck, and the underside of my r breast which has me a little concerned. It has been there for a few days now. <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:02:52 EST What are your thoughts? RMR/RMR online calculator vs and spark peoples BMR. Which do you follow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661883 When one goes to the daily reports and you look at daily calorie differential on spark people it says that I burn 2270 as my resting BMR/RMR. If I use an online calculator that uses a different equation it says that my BMR/RMR is 1880. I was wondering how many people go by the one on spark people vs the other calculation using the online calculator? What are your thoughts? oh and read this: <link>www.caloriesperhour.com/tutorial_BMR<BR>.php </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:33:53 EST Wow I really over did it yesterday….with the calories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657212 Over about 1000 calories. Now I am gonna have to cut and burn the rest of the week…..just about. I screwed up via I purchased one of those garlic breads in the foil and bake your self…..I used that and made a portabello sub. I didn't eat the whole thing my self. I split it with my husband. (he is really really thin) and had a side of old fashioned tomato soup. I think that the bread alone is about 800 some calories. SHAME! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:26:52 EST