EYESOFURY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EYESOFURY EYESOFURY'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/ Almost four weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163890 My adventure in taking on a commitment to a twelve week training program 2 weeks before Thanksgiving is going well. I find I am doing a good job at following through with each workout, watching my intake, and still allowing room for some Holiday goodies. I can see the results in my shape, my endurance, my speed, and the intensity of my workouts. <BR> <BR> However, I am finding my self becoming frustrated with the lack of significant weight change. I would very much like to get down to 140... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:35:16 EST An Open Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130577 I think an open mind has been my biggest asset in my health/fitness journey. Being willing to look at things differently and rework preconceived notions of things has made this a success. <BR> <BR> The majority of my life diet meant starving myself, exercising, and being miserable. It meant embarassing public weigh ins and a constantly growling stomach. When I did it, the meals were bland, boring, and flavorless. <BR> <BR> Over the last nine years, my definition of diet has been changed ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:17:21 EST Mental Health and Physical Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126789 I am a 35 year old female, recovering from alcohol addiction, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I recently came across an article in the paper that discussed the effects of working out and managing mental health (particularly depression and bipolar). <BR> <BR> I started back to the gym when I started my treatment program for alcohol earlier this year. It seemed a natural and positive thing to add back to my life. At the time, I knew fitness can help manage mental health symptoms but di... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:42:55 EST I think I'm addicted... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115239 I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. This past year, I have really committed to it and have started using the site like many people use Facebook. I made the decision that if I am going to be online doing social networking, that this site would be just as appropriate as others. <BR> <BR> I'm loving the articles I read, the workouts I learn, and the people on here. I'm also becoming addicted to tracking my foods, my workouts, getting my points and what not. I actually research... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:44:09 EST What's too much exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113044 My return to regular workouts has been great. I have found the I look forward to, if not love, going to the gym. However, I am wondering, how much is too much? <BR> <BR> I enjoy planning my workouts using sparkpeople and other linked sites. It's amazing how much I am learning about interval, varieties or workouts, supersets, and the list goes on. Problem is I want to try them all. <BR> <BR> Currently, I do minimum 12 sets/3 reps of 15 strength training 5 days a week (the more accurate ... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:42:08 EST Wow, just wow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088190 Talk about deception...I treated my niece to Chipotle last night while we were getting stuff for homecoming. We both had burrito bowls, mine veggie and her's chicken. I thought I was doing good with black and navy beans w/ brown rise salsa, light sour cream and guacamole. I nearly fell out of my chair when I entered it into the calorie tracker. I only ate 1/3 of my bowl and it came in at almost ALL of my calories for the day. 1142. That's astounding. All this time, I though I was makin... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:50:01 EST The Value of Slow Eating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083018 Due to my recent jaw injury, I have learned to value the joy of eating slowly. Instead of wolfing food down as quickly as possible, a slow leisurely approach seems to work. I seem to eat less, enjoy more, and stop when I am full. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if there is any information regarding health/weight and the speed at which you eat, but I feel like I'm getting more out of my food this way. What are your thoughts? Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:17:08 EST Avocado as a substitute for Mayo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078345 I know this is uncommon, but I struggle with eat enough calories everyday. I'm 9 years post Gastric Bypass and am recovering from having my jaw broken. I seek any opportunity to increase my calorie intake in a good way I can. <BR> <BR> Today, I tried using Avocado instead of mayonnaise to make tuna and it was fantastic. The texture is way creamier than with mayo and with a little lemon juice the flavor is nice. When I can tolerate more hard foods, I will definitely try this with some cel... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:49:34 EST And the beat goes on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=241051 So, here we go again. I'm really trying to get my life back under control in terms of health and nutrition. I do a decent job of working out and trying to eat right, however I need to fine tune my workout. I really want to develop lean muscle mass and tone my legs, abs and arms. What I keep getting is bulky muscle in my arm and no matter how much I run, my legs seem to hang on to everything. I'm looking forward to trying this and hope to achieve my goal by February. Mon, 14 Aug 2006 23:40:56 EST