GKRUSSELL99's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GKRUSSELL99 GKRUSSELL99'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/ Dear Mom, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692803 Happy Mother's Day! <BR> Thanks for not killing me when I was a child and exceedingly annoying. I love you! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80668896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day to all moms everywhere! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463613902.jpg"> Sun, 11 May 2014 19:28:01 EST Safe to the Rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672578 Oh, safe to the Rock that is higher than I, <BR> My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly, <BR> So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine would I be, <BR> Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2092651266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> (I didn't write that, by the way. http://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/566) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:14:16 EST Overheard: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669599 (I wasn't spying on my kids, I just got lucky.) <BR> <BR> Daughter: Are you thinking what I'm thinking? <BR> Twin: Sure! If we attach this string to this underwear, we can make a... <BR> Daughter: No no no! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1390768803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can you tell they're twins? I mean, one's taller, but look at the resemblance! <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:54:44 EST It's raining again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668481 I do love the rain, makes me feel like a kid again. <BR> Everybody is walking around hunched under umbrellas and I'm just laughing. <BR> "This ain't rain. You know what we call this back in Seattle? We call this Wednesday." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810576318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:32:15 EST Moon, light and cat may be happy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664800 but mop is totally unimpressed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1461759903.jpg"> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:10:58 EST I love homeschooling. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662017 So, I'm showing the kids a fascinating documentary on the architecture of the Colosseum in Rome, and they're totally distracted by the fact that one of the experts is named Martin Crapper. : / <BR> <BR> <BR> It's all about poopoos with kids. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1718822163.jpg"> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:10:09 EST If I had a dollar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659720 for every time I've had to tell those I live with that leaving one square of TP does not relieve you of the burden of replacing the roll, I could buy Switzerland, WITH the chocolate and watches included. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1611131288.jpg"> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:31:27 EST This. Is. Genius. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641863 At first, I was going to give up smoking for Lent. I figured that was easiest, since I don't smoke. But then, I came up with something even better. <BR> <BR> In honour of this Lenten season, I'm going to give up exercise. <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 06:40:59 EST Happy happy joy joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641532 It's Friday. <BR> <BR> Happy moon and planets are happy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2075272450.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy light fixture is extremely happy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1711534740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cat is happy, but looks indifferent. What can you do. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872881804.jpg"> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:51:30 EST New school year, new freshman: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632694 Most of we Sparkies have already learned this lesson the hard way, but this is what I tweeted to the shiny, new freshman moving into the dorms this week: <BR> <BR> You may only live once, but you can be made to pay for your mistakes many times over. <BR> <BR> Ain't that the truth, and to prove my point, here's me in a spoon. (?) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991487366.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:32:29 EST When? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623338 When did it become a social fact that if you are a miserable downer, it must mean you are a deep person? Conversely, why does being happy mean you must be shallow? Like, if you really thought about what's going on in the world, about the evil and sadness, you couldn't possibly be happy? <BR> <BR> What if I choose to be happy? Maybe, in spite of the depravity and apathy I see around me, I decide that I can appreciate the beauty, grace, and love that I see every day. <BR> <BR> I guess, if tha... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:23:59 EST Back in Oz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620006 and it's warmish. I had Vegemite on my raisin toast this morning, om nom nom. <BR> <BR> Just because, here's an Amurcan trying Vegemite: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l483174477.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (Haters don't hate; I'm an Amurcan, so I'm allowed to make fun of us.) Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:23:01 EST Fifteen more minutes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605386 just need to finish exerbikling and I can make a cup of coffee. Drawing it isn't quite as satisfying. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2096902017.jpg"> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:51:28 EST Hmm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597009 So, I got to wondering today about the fitness tracker, and how it will let you put in negative numbers. <BR> <BR> For every day that I work out 60 minutes, should I be logging the down time in negative numbers? <BR> <BR> "I did not exercycle for 1,380 minutes." <BR> <BR> That might be fairly motivating. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l97396063.jpg"> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:49:55 EST Diet tip: It's amazing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413003 how much you are allowed to eat, how full you can get, if you just pick the right things to eat. <BR> <BR> For instance, today I've eaten a dish towel, a fly swatter, and a small, trade paperback novel. I feel quite full, and I haven't had to count any of those calories. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1905087242.jpg"> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 07:39:45 EST Today's Twoosh: It's complicated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411030 I have a love-hate relationship with my gut. I hate it because it's flabby. I love it because, without it, my nipples would be on my pelvis. Thu, 4 Jul 2013 22:47:31 EST I know, it's weak... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398613 just reposting something I read somewhere. <BR> <BR> But I love it. <BR> <BR> https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7589685504/<BR>h4D7F8E85/ Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:39:56 EST Attitude of Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354438 Trying to remember to be grateful that: <BR> <BR> I have enough to eat, so much so that I have a weight problem. <BR> <BR> I enjoy good health, so much so that I have no excuse for not exercising. <BR> <BR> I have enough purpose in life that I am too busy today to draw more than this bird: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l413389649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! <BR> Sun, 12 May 2013 21:45:35 EST Namaste http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304665 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138850269.jpg"> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:03:08 EST The Whole Is Greater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267905 I am not my past <BR> not the sum of all my thens <BR> I am made of dreams Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:35:35 EST Whoopsie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248241 Haven't blogged for months. Finished one book, and a second, cut off all my hair, died the stubble red, moved back to Australia...life goes on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1169137965.jpg"> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:45:12 EST Why don't they do this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103817 I just finished writing Chapter 13, and it was a serious stickler. I think books ought to do like hotels and office buildings that go from the 12th floor to the 14th floor, and skip the 13th chapter. <BR> <BR> In fact, nobody likes being 13 years old either, maybe we should skip that year, too. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:40:42 EST Got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l584370774.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (still haven't found a drawing program I like :`( Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:20:28 EST Whoops, haven't blogged in forever. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073812 And I've nothing to say. So here's a haiku for you: <BR> <BR> <BR> I still have nothing <BR> to say and I’m saying it. <BR> That is poetry. <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:25:12 EST September 11, 2001 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055174 Do you remember where you were? <BR> Do you remember what you saw? <BR> Do you remember how you felt? Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:55:08 EST Oh man... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049895 DoInk is closing down, the website where I did all my drawings. I moved stuff over to Deviant Art, but I don't like their drawing program. Anybody know of a similar website I can draw/animate on? <BR> <BR> Depressing. <BR> Here's a depressed haiku for you: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916068742.jpg"> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 15:32:11 EST lazy doodle is lazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044017 not a creative day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424166439.jpg"> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:23:41 EST The Truth About Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041371 1. Water is the leading cause of drowning. <BR> <BR> 2. 100% of Serial Killers have admitted to drinking water. <BR> <BR> 3. Over-consumption of water can cause excessive sweating, urination, and even death. <BR> <BR> 4. 100% of all persons exposed to water WILL die. <BR> <BR> Think about it. <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:10:06 EST Jonesin' for Junk Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501212826.jpg"> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:02:42 EST Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l460502381.jpg"> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:42:59 EST win AND fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998904 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l271365775.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526313532.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> OR: <BR> What I think I look like when I'm exercising <BR> vs <BR> What I actually look like when I'm exercising Fri, 3 Aug 2012 00:55:42 EST Back in the US of A! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990832 No need to fear being attacked by koalas. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252337412.jpg"> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:58:58 EST The Truth Will Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l813035508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually, not true, because I'm not a vegetarian. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else feel depressed when the month starts and your fitness minutes for the month say ZERO? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:49:12 EST PIZZAAAA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945698 I'm craving. Time for a sundried tomato toasted on a cracker. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463059956.jpg"> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:15:17 EST How I feel when someone offers me a cookie: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939376 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l149828877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I drew this when I felt inspired by my favoritest cartoon ever: <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pccO1RBJZ<BR>L8 Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:11:26 EST Still kicking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933717 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549629674.jpg"> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:08:14 EST Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917177 I just haven't had any news. <BR> <BR> a sign of passive-aggressiveness: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450272854.jpg"> Fri, 8 Jun 2012 02:33:10 EST Last week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867275 I walked 50.26 miles (that's 80.8856 km) and I lost exactly...nothing. Annoying. Sat, 5 May 2012 07:57:12 EST I walked eight and a half miles today!! (13.7 km) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860663 and I feel like the slug on the right: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963778381.jpg"> Tue, 1 May 2012 07:48:50 EST DONATE BLOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853833 They need it, and it's the easiest 600 calories you'll ever burn. (Seriously.) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465462202.jpg"> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:25:42 EST Whoops. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847689 Bad day today, over-indulged, feeling flabby and disgusted with myself. Oh well, what's done is done, I'll start over tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l456108565.jpg"> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:47:01 EST Last Snowman of the Season (hopefully) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4835607 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l95075996.jpg"> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 05:41:04 EST Indispensable, really... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817698 for drab & awful meetings and/or awkward social occasion you wish to escape from. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843722241.jpg"> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:50:53 EST My pedometer died. :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809606 Guess I walk too much. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477760785.jpg"> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:41:20 EST Don't care. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799079 Whatever. Who cares. Not me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l939883120.jpg"> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:54:38 EST Plugging along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4782932 A picture is worth 1000 words, but mine's 20% off today for Australian Labour Day, so it's only worth 800 words. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436082182.jpg"> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:25:42 EST I have recently begun to dabble in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770848 poetry. Very dangerous, I know. <BR> <BR> However, I have discovered that the best form of poetry for me (and really, for anybody who suffers from ADHD as much as I do) is the haiku: short, sweet, rigid standards. <BR> <BR> My latest: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l639952041.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I call it "Reason #206 why I prefer drawing with a mouse." Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:16:19 EST The best part is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760751 you may laugh, but you'll try it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746525433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (I realize it really isn't impossible; I just told them that so they'd do it.) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:19:37 EST Serious question: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4758983 Why does my toilet bowl cleaner have an expiration date? Will it taste not-so-fresh after October 2014? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l360627477.jpg"> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:59:24 EST Day Sumpin-er-other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750608 So, since we don't have much internet access, and since we are eating a lot of meals in the Great Hall on campus, I have decided not to track my calories while we're here. I've been keeping a written diary, and I have enough sense to know which foods to avoid, but I've just no idea how I would track calories. <BR> <BR> On the plus side, we have access to the on-campus gym now, so I'll continue to track my workouts as much as possible. This is a good thing, as the scale was starting to creep ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:22:06 EST