FDPIECH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FDPIECH FDPIECH'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/ Kopi Luwak - Indonesian Monkey Butt Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1546873 Kopi Luwak - Monkey Butt Coffee... <BR> <BR> I promised a review... here it is... <BR> <BR> Ummmm... Now that's some good $hit... <BR> <BR> For those who have not heard of Kopi Luwak - this coffee made from coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet... Yes... you read that right... passed through the digestive tract. <BR> <BR> While in the stomach of the Luwak, digestive juices leech out many of the proteins responsible for the bitterness in the coff... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 15:04:17 EST My Advise To A New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1511311 A new spark member had questions to me on where to begin, and after I finished writing to them, I felt I wanted to share it with more people. <BR> <BR> I HAVE NO MOTIVATION FROM ANYONE... <BR> <BR> This is the best benefit of SparkPeople... it a site FULL of motivation... all you have to do is reach out to it and it will give back to you. Spark is one of the few places you will ever be in life where everyone here knows what your going though and what your dealing with. The more you reach ou... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:34:38 EST Running On Auto-Pilot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1504719 Well... talk about an "auto pilot" morning (Roll Eyes) <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Woke up this morning. Looked at the clock... <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> Quarter till my mind says. Time to get up. <BR> <BR> Put on my trunks, put on my flip-flops... it's pool day... <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> get in the car... head down the road... <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> radio's on... Humm... the news is usually on... oh well... Oh... Cool... the traffic light... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:02:53 EST Surviving the Junk Food Weekend - SENSIBILITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1497285 Now, let's talk about SENSIBILITY. <BR> <BR> I had a junk food weekend. I had my MIL at the house and we did the Craft Fair "thang". How did I survive AND keep my numbers in line? It really wasn't all that hard... with a little SENSIBILITY. <BR> <BR> First MIL "just wanted a little burger".. from where? Sonic... So.. instead of the Sonic Cheese Burger with Mayo, I had the Sonic Hamburger with Mustard - 647 vs 481 cal - Save 166 Cal. Next... Instead of that Large Tater Tot - I went fo... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:04:09 EST Topz is Tops with me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1483883 Wow... a healthly, low cal hamburger and fries? <BR> <BR> Are you kidding? <BR> <BR> No I'm not. They just opend a Topz Healthlyer Hamburger Grill near our house and we went to try it out tonight. <BR> <BR> You can check them out at www.Topz.com.. they give all their nutrition info on the site. <BR> <BR> Check them out. I recomend them 100% <BR> <BR> I had a Turkey Burger for 390 Cal and an order of Aero Fries for 170 cal... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:05:47 EST I fought the beast and the beast won. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1451214 He got out of his cage yesterday. <BR> <BR> It's been a while. He'd been quiet... dormant... gathering strength... bidding his time... waiting for my moment of weakness... <BR> <BR> Yesterday he attacked with a vengeance. He clawed at my insides like a cat trapped in a sack. I fought him all afternoon. I kept looking for healthy, fiberfill, bulky things to fill the need but the sirens kept of their song... singing me onto the rocks. <BR> <BR> I had no one to tie me to the mast, no oarsmen ... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:14:09 EST No Diets. No Pills. No Fads. Just Real Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1442929 <BR> I'm looking for the honest balance that I can keep for the rest of my life. So far I think I've found it. <BR> <BR> A diet is not the answer. I've read the quote before, "DIET starts with DIE". I believe this to be true. <BR> <BR> It's has to be a complete way of life. It just has to be. Something that you can live with, day in and day out FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND BE 100% COMFORTABLE WITH IT. If you can't do that with how you eat right now... you've not found it yet. Anything les... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:55:38 EST Some People Make Me Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1427962 Today was a rest day for me. <BR> <BR> On Thursdays I spend my whole day doing 5 min circuits between steam, dry and pool. <BR> <BR> Well, for the last few weeks there has been a lady down in our pool doing water jogging. She's down in that pool, without fail, each morning. <BR> <BR> Now me... being quite gregarious... have spoken with her on several occasions and she is a wonderfully nice lady. Now she is quite large. About 5'5" and about 330 lbs or so but from my conversations wi... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:30:54 EST Satan Get Thee Behind Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1425491 I have looked Satan in the eye and his name is... <BR> <BR> Sweet and Sour Chicken... <BR> <BR> Lady Piech and I went out to Fulin last night because she had a hankering for Chinese... <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> My goal here is to change my lifestyle, not to deprive myself of anything so what the hey. Cindy doesn't eat that much so we usually share meals when we go out to eat so how bad can her favorite order of Sweet ans Sour Chicken really be? <BR> <BR> I'll tell you how bad.... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 09:38:27 EST Thought I belw it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1418702 Well... That wasn't as bad as I thought. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd blown it tonight. We went out with a friend and end up in Waffle House and I broke down and had half a waffle. I knew I was close to my limit for the day and wonder of wonders... I didn't go over the top. <BR> <BR> Sigh... I don't feel so bad now. Sat, 23 Aug 2008 21:22:48 EST Not in 12 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1416108 I'm wearing a pair of 34's today. <BR> <BR> For the first time in 12 years I'm able to WEAR a pair of 34's. <BR> <BR> It's been a very long road. But every step has been worth the effort. <BR> <BR> I've read it on a number of tag lines around here... <BR> <BR> NOTHING tastes as good as being thin FEELS. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:37:20 EST Starting New Strength Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1407427 Started a new strength program today. <BR> <BR> This 3 week session will be M, W, Th, F <BR> <BR> 30 min of heavy dumbbell weight training <BR> 30 min of cardio intervals <BR> <BR> Tuesday is Yoga day so that will be the weight off day. <BR> <BR> The goal is to use the weights to add some raw strength, then go back to a body weight program to make it functional. <BR> <BR> <em>209</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:00:10 EST