GYORGYB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GYORGYB GYORGYB'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/ What I have learned (again) today: what is important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836862 I have realized how it is so important to be a good person to my self. I need to be a good friend and help my self through life to enjoy and survive hardships on the way. <BR> Be good to your self <em>303</em> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:41:59 EST 10 Year goals: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811918 To be around healthy and fit. <BR> Bike trip in Europe. <BR> Visit the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park. <em>465</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:39:05 EST Three things that I accomplished and I feel good about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802827 1. Each day I motivate my self make sure I look after my health and my well being. <BR> <BR> 2. Keeping touch with my old friends, near or far. <BR> <BR> 3. I am getting better not giving up when things are just not going right. <BR> <BR> There are some more but I leave it to on other time. . . <BR> <em>465</em> <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:55:05 EST My long turn goals are: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758258 Visit Hungary, Turkey and Romania. Perhaps Ride a bicycle and get to know my origin a bit more! <BR> And something more easy: visit the Grand Canyon, soon. <BR> <BR> Mean while I enjoy each day for they are a gift! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:28:12 EST Changing my running schedule. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712779 I been running 4-5 days per week for I was training for a half marathon, however that now it is over I am cutting back to 3 times per week. I read it some where that you should not run more than 3 times per week if you are over 70. I feel a bit guilty that I don't run as often as I used to so I ride my bike more often to compensate for it. <BR> I would like to hear from some one the prose and cons of how many times per week on older person should run? Mean while I will be running 3 time per ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:46:28 EST Changing my running schedule. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712778 I been running 4-5 days per week for I was training for a half marathon, however that now it is over I am cutting back to 3 times per week. I read it some where that you should not run more than 3 times per week if you are over 70. I feel a bit guilty that I don't run as often as I used to so I ride my bike more often to compensate for it. <BR> I would like to hear from some one the prose and cons of how many times per week on older person should run? Mean while I will be running 3 time per ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:46:22 EST My big goal for now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672000 I am getting my Canadian Passport so that I can go on bike rides to the states. <BR> I been putting this off long enough . <em>521</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:52:40 EST How is it going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654483 Feel healthy and fit for life, for sure, although I am 4kg short of my weight that I have set out about five years ago. My BMI is 23.7 which is in a healthy range, so things are going my way. <BR> Getting old but enjoying life just the same. I believe that every day is a gift and so I try to live it to the fullest. <BR> Carpe diem! <em>354</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:14:41 EST How I am doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638783 Well I manage to keep my weight the same for the last 3 month 3kg short of my goal weight. I guess it is called a Plato. It feels ok but some how I would like to be 70kg instead of 73kg. <BR> My BMI number is 23.4 so perhaps I just be contented with what I have? Why 70 instead of 73? 73 is so much easier. <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:38:22 EST Long turne goals of mine!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602412 It will take me a while before I nail it down, however I want to travel other countries and continents that I am now on. My biggest obstacle is getting my passport done. <BR> I have a mental block to do this, you see I have borne in a country that getting a passport was very difficult, nearly imposable and now that I been living in Canada for the last 55 years it steel hangs over me. I must get over this and go and see the world again!!! <BR> See you somewhere around. <BR> Home is where you ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:07:13 EST Before my long runs I eat: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584347 I normally eat a bowl of oatmeal two hours before I go for my long run. So I make sure that I get up two hours before I go for my morning long run on the weekend. <BR> For shorter runs I try not to go running with a full stomach. But other wise I don't prepare for it very much. <BR> After a long run (over one hour) or workout I eat a banana or drink a small bottle of chocolate milk, as soon as I can, after wards. <em>185</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:08:47 EST Measuring my food portions. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564245 Well it just not happening. I measure only what I think it is important but far from everything. <BR> How do you do it? Do you do it? <BR> I will not take measuring cups with me to restaurants. <BR> I guess if loosing weight would be the most important things to me I would go out of my way to do it. Hay I go running in the purring rain, my neighbors' think I am nuts so how I get my self to measure my food? <BR> I need to think this trough a bit more. <em>460</em> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:22:45 EST SparkCoach thought me today . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558345 I am worthy of being my own best friend. <em>460</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:44:05 EST I am proud of this three things that I have accomplished today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553463 1.) My seniors group at the community centre elected me as their rep on the Advisory Board for 2014. <BR> <BR> 2.) I had a nice breakfast with my old skiing bodies. <BR> <BR> 3.) Programmed my repaired PC. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:15:49 EST Moving on. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546147 I just completed the 'Plato Busting' SPCoach program and I feel good about it. I have learned a lot about my self and how to make things work. <BR> I have two more kilos to loose to reach my ideal weight as I see it, so it will give me something to do, ha. <BR> I will use all the tools that I have gathered this program and if I need help I know I can count on my SP friends. <BR> See you around and remember! Every day is a gift. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:57:13 EST Past mistakes of mine. (only one?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543363 When I slip up with my program I normally quit and than I start all over again. This is a mistake I have just learned for it is so much better to regroup and continue my program where I have left off. Why go to the bottom again just to get going ? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:27:51 EST Do I excercise too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535815 I do exercise more than some of my friends but I think it is ok. I enjoy the feeling of pushing my body to be better than it was before. I also feel good and I feel good about my body. By doing my exercises regularly I keeping my body healthy and mobile. <BR> Being mobile is very important to me! <BR> So I keep on trucking. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:01:14 EST My pre- and post-workout fueling plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516012 When I go running I will go after two hours after my breakfast or any larger meal. I will have some fruits or milk after my run. <BR> If I going for a bike ride than it is not so important for me if I just had my meal before the ride. It does not seem to bother me if I ride with a full stomach. I try to always have a light meal and eat snacks during my ride. <BR> Now if I am going for swimming lengths at the pool, I must not have any thing in my stomach for it just not work for me. I don't sw... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:29:19 EST I am thankful for all the good things that are happening to me and it can't be measured with number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505269 I feel healthy and living with out pain. <BR> I am feeling happy and appreciate all the little things that happening around me: a smile, a wink, a hello, a kind word and a little hug from family or friends a promise of seeing some one again and so on. <BR> A sunny day makes me cheerful and a rainy day freshens me up. <BR> I can stand on one leg with out twisting all over the place. <BR> Hay, I can do push-ups, touch my toes and do up my shoe laces, easily. <BR> I feel good that I can walk to ... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:22:23 EST What I have learned from the SparkCoach Secion today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476664 It is most important to be kind to ones self all the time. As the old saying goes you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Be true to your self but always encouraging. Be your best friend. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:50:19 EST My long terms goal is: (I am going to be very vage ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459944 First of all I will make all the afford to stay healthy by being active and looking after my body by eating properly and by eating proper food. <BR> I will also spend lots of my afford to stimulate my brain by learning and doing new things, at least giving it a good try. Learn a new language or to play a harmonica. <BR> I hope that I will have time for all this and if not will it will be fun trying. <BR> But one day at a time and remember each day is a gift! <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:17:01 EST Lots of things happening . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436201 Hold it! Lots of things going on in my life and in my head now, but some how I am quit calm about it. I become a grandfather; recovered from my operation of five weeks ago and I should be happy. But some how I am missing some thing. There is a void in my life now and some how I am not able to fill it with something exiting. Some how nothing exiting comes to my mind now. <BR> I was asked by the "SparkCoach" to make a plan to reach my goals in life, however what I need now is to sit down and fi... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:52:34 EST The rout of all evil for me is: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433097 Thinking that I am perfect! Ha!? <BR> If I can't be perfect than I am not going to do it (what ever that is), in this case is weight loss. My problem is not my food or lack of it, it is me. For me to loose a few lbs. or kg. every thing hast to be perfect. So it is never happens, I am learning this slowly! <BR> So beside eating proper portions, proper foods and properly I have to work hard to live happily even when things, including my self, are not perfect. <BR> Sooo. . . how I am doing? We... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:17:04 EST The three things that I am proud of today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424139 Here I go: <BR> 1. I nearly become a victim of a scam, where they played on my good will towards my fellow men, and some how I came out of it without getting burned. I feel good about that I kept my cool reasoning. <BR> 2. I found my Day-Timer that I have lost for 3 days. I only panicked for one day! <BR> 3. I managed to keep up my walking even though I was going through some stressful times. This made me, helped me cope with the events of the past week. <em>43</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:44:38 EST SparkCoach asked me to make my meal plant for tomorow, so here I go . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411520 Just in case you read this I came of my plato and I have reached my goal weight of 70 kg for nearly a week now. <BR> My home work for today is to make a meal plant for tomorrow and to blog about it: <BR> I always plan my meals just before I start to prepare to go to bed. <BR> 1. I think about what is coming up tomorrow and check what is available in the fridge and I take out any frozen items that I need to use the next day. <BR> 2. Make a list of items I need to buy. <BR> 3. Prepare the cof... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 12:40:16 EST I want to get off this plato! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390846 I am getting discouraged with my self. I want to loose 2kg. but I don't? Who is the boss anyways? Each time I get close to my target, next day I do something stupid to sabotage my self. Why I do this I just can't figure out, YET! <BR> What I am afraid of? What if I reach my goal? Those my world change? Am I afraid that I will not be able to blame any of my short coming on the fact that I am 2kg over my goal? <BR> OH, heck too much mental gymnastics! <em>39</em> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:26:35 EST Changes? What Changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384556 I always eat at the top of my calorie range and I am very happy when I don't go over it. Now my <BR> 'SparkCoach' ask me to experience eating at a different rage. Well it will be hard but I will try. <BR> I am better experimenting doing more or les exercises to keep my weight in line. <BR> I would like to hear how it is working for some of you? <BR> I need to lose 2kg (4.4lbs), however no way! <BR> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:48:29 EST I am on 'the plato'. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379152 But starting today I am coming down! <BR> I been weighing 73 kg + for over 10 month and been trying to get down to 70 kg with out any success, so I am switching to the 'Plato Busting Program' with SparkCoach. I will faith fully follow the program by measuring my food portions and tracking my fitness minutes. I been doing it before but I did not bother measuring very carefully or accurately so here I go. <BR> We will see how it will turn out. <BR> If any one have any pointers for me on this ... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:43:17 EST What is in it for ME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363375 What is my main motivator? <BR> It is definitely my health! With out my health there is very few things that I would able to do that I am so fond of doing now. Most of my activities require that I keep my self physically fit, like hiking, biking and canoeing. I also need to garden and do chores around our home. <BR> Keeping up with my friends also is a grate motivator: we are all getting old and we don't want to be the first one who can not party any more or give up a chance to see a sunrise... Tue, 21 May 2013 11:38:24 EST I am not perfect! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362280 I am happier since I let my self be not perfect. I am a human being who makes mistakes and that is all right for this is how I learn a lots of things about my self and the world around me. <BR> I do much more things since I don't need to guaranty the perfect out come of the project. <BR> If I would only go hiking when I could guaranty a perfect weather then I would never have seen a rainbow over the mountain. Yes I got soaked a few times but I learned to take a rain close with me even when t... Mon, 20 May 2013 12:40:22 EST I am on a plato but it is steel very hight (good). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356252 My goal is to get down to 70kg, but I been bouncing up and down between 72 and 73kg, nearly a year. My weight, two years ago was 70kg, after my open heart surgery and I sort of promised my self to keep it there. Well it is not happening. I am close but not 70. <BR> Well, maybe my ideal weight is 72kg? I feel strong, pretty healthy, considering a few miner flaws, so I toying with the idea to except 72kg as my 'ideal weight'? <BR> Well I will think about it and when I know, I will let you know... Tue, 14 May 2013 11:56:43 EST Lately I been noticing that I am getting stronger! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343180 No I am not bulking up but I don't dread going up that steep hill getting back home. I used to, but lately I had a chance viewing the houses and the landscaping around them and saying hello to the people around me as I peddle up that "hill". Honest, it used to be very, very hard going up that hill. <BR> <BR> My weight has hardly went down and I been trying to loose 2kg for 5 month or so and I am not closer to my goal now than I was before. BUT I AM GETTING STRONGER! Hay my balance is getting... Thu, 2 May 2013 11:40:44 EST Moving the right direction. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337319 <em>388</em> Today is my rest day from exercising, I feel free with out pressure that I must do some work. No I just going to relax. <BR> The past week went pretty well my way and I accomplished most of the things that I set out to do. This does not happen very often with me, so I should be celebrating. I am going to reward my self by buying a digital camera, like I been want to do for a long time. This is it. Soon you will see more pictures of my journeys. <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:58:43 EST All or nothing' attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336427 When I go for all I usually end up with nothing! So why do I do that? Why not just keep at it with my own speed and move toward getting somewhere closer to my goal? <BR> If I can't have it all I don't want any of it! That is not true, for I am striving to be better and I am not perfect so when I give up I am wanting to be the opposite of perfection which I think it is also being perfect, perfectly wrong and harmful to my self. (If you can't make some thing - then destroy some thing) So I need... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:35:29 EST Who are my 'diet saboteurs'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294975 I only have one, and he is lurking every where. He is at the parties that I go to; he watches TV with me; he is there in restaurants and he is there when I pass a bakery shop. The bloody guy is ME! <BR> I been trying to make friends with him, he is not that bad, and I getting to like him. I signed him up with the 'SparkCoach' to educate him about food, exercises and friendship. He is sticking with it pretty good. I think I keep him as a friend! <BR> <em>126</em> Every day is a gift! Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:21:29 EST Time goes on. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291034 Getting close to move. After 35 years we are moving, just a couple of days and we will be in our new house and hopefully our new home. I am getting my self under control, now that I finished packing and ready to go I need to deal with that I need to make a new home again. <BR> Well they say! You need changes! I can do with out it, this time, but here I come. <BR> I need to deal with that we have raised our family in this home and now it is all gone . . . What is next??? <BR> Every day is a gi... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:00:32 EST What is my ideal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224343 Who knows. I thought it was around 70 kg. I was only there for just one day once and it felt good because I reached it. But rally I don't remember anything so differently good than at 75 kg that I am now. Never les I been trying to loose 5 kg for the last 6 month and I not getting closer that 73 kg at the best of times. <BR> Trying to loose 5 kg keeps me exercising and eating healthy foods and it works for me to keep me on track so I think I will keep my goal as 70 kg for my ideal weight not ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:33:10 EST Moving on. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218668 I am getting used to keeping our house neat and tidy for I am hopping that we able to find some nice people to buy it soon. I am hopping that it will be some young family with children buy it for it has a nice back yard for playing and just living in it. <BR> Instead of worrying about selling our home I feel a little sad and melancholy. Some how feeling sad and melancholy does not feel so stressful! I am wondering if this feelings are easier to live with than with living with stress and worr... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:07:41 EST How I fight stress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211650 Not very well, but never less I fight it. <BR> Maybe I should not try to fight it but jus accept it that is part of my life and just roll with the punches sort of speak. (I notice that I am using lots of fighting words, just the same.) <BR> I would not mind stress so much but it disrupts my life and my health usually pays for it. I just not able to handle too many things at once and I end up sacrificing my self. I do this by not eating properly, not doing my exercises and generally letting m... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:06:22 EST I started to meditate five minutes each morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190871 For my peace of mind and to lessen my stress I started to meditate each morning for about 5 minutes and I planning to increase it about 20 minutes over time. I am not doing anything special but just seat on the floor and try to empty my mind and concentrate on my breezing. It gets some what boring but some how I do feel better afterwards. <BR> I think I will get a book on how to do this properly but first I want to try it for a while. <BR> I feel some what funny siting on the floor doing not... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:22:49 EST What is a 'Blog'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186256 I am suppose to blog about 'all or nothing' well I do it some times and it feels really bad! I just have to except that I am not perfect ( boy a boy it does not come out right). I know that I am not perfect if I would be perfect I sure would not settle for nothing!!! <BR> I did notice that that I don't give up so easy even if I have made a wrong decision for as soon as it register how wrong it is I change it. Well more and more often! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is a 'Blog'? I don't know it! Is it... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:31:16 EST Note to my self: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175855 It is Christmas Day, I am taking some time for my self to be peaceful and enjoy the good feeling of Christmas. It takes some effort and the thought of Christmas makes me melancholy for I miss some of the people of past Christmases, some of them just alive in my memory. It feels good to be with them now and then. <BR> Merry Christmas to you all. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:18:45 EST How to roll with the punches? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168157 When things go smoothly I am in control of my healthy living however when something exiting happens, good or not so good I go haywire, Christmas is one of them. My organised life falls apart and for a while I loose sight of the big picture and concentrate on the little things around me. <BR> Instead of using my head and the tools to keep on track I put off the important things in my life and do what ever is easier to do. Not necessarily working to wards my goals and dreams. <BR> When things c... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:07:52 EST I need to take time to figure out what is my goal, now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136405 It is so hard to pin down what is my goal beside keeping my self healthy. For the last two years I been working hard to recover from my heart operation, I really worked hard at it and now I am managed to be in pretty good health. I also improved my fitness and now I should be able to do what I used to love doing? Canoeing, skiing and playing table tennis. Beside doing sport I also spend time with my family and friends. However I have a hard time to dream up something to shoot for. A BIG GOAL.... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:43:53 EST