GYORGYB's SparkPeople Blog GYORGYB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Positive things that I did today: I am keeping up my food diary. <BR> I go for a walk every day. <BR> I do my STTS (salutation to the sun} every morning. <BR> This is just a few things that is positive in my life there are much more, but I leave it for on other day. <BR> Sun, 7 Jan 2018 12:54:26 EST Today, now, I am pleased with my self. I manage to keep healthy and able to do most of my activities with a grace and speed that I am satisfied with. <BR> I enjoy my family, friends and my life generally and I striving to do better. Making etch day a gift and a challenge. <BR> I am thankful to god and all the people that being there with me, making my aging easier. <BR> <BR> Every day is a gift! Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:34:48 EST My exercising program is OK, I think. I am exercising regularly and generally feeling good, however if something does not feel just right I always blame it on 'you are getting old' so I am not too sure if I am over doing my activities or just getting old. <BR> I have to believe that life is on experience and you have to figure things out for your self. As long as this is fun I keep on experiencing. <BR> <BR> Every day is a gift! Fri, 12 May 2017 12:19:32 EST My health is my most important asset. So I can't afford to make any excuses not to look after my health because every thing depends on it. To function well as a good man you must look after your self so that you could be a good father, husband, and friend. <BR> So that you can enjoy all the beautiful things of this world. <BR> So that you can be on asset to others too. <BR> <BR> Make every day count for it is a gift and take every opportunity to look after your self. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:41:26 EST Goals of all kinds? I just realized that there are different goals. I know that I have many goals, however there are goals that are just to test my self to see if I can achieve them and that is all. Once I reached them that's it then I just forget about them and move on to on others. It is like when I try to reduce my waist to 32" when it is done I just forget about it. This is my easy goal once is done it is done! <BR> Living a healthy and active life is also a goal but it does not end it should go on and on an... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:17:26 EST My short term goal is: I started to run again and this is my third week. My short term goal is to run three times per week. This week I have run two times all ready and tomorrow will be my third. It is not to bad. Nothing is hurting yet. I am doing every thing slow and nice and easy,, till my body get used to running again. <BR> Watch out for here I come! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:38:42 EST Three things that I feel good about today: I went to pick up my repaired bicycle from the shop. <BR> Had a nice coffee with my daughter Stephanie and my grand kids Mila and Arpi. <BR> My good health I feel thankful for it. <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:07:08 EST Three things that I accoplished today and I am proud of it. 1, I am regularly do my exercises each morning for a few month now. <BR> 2. Yesterday I reached my weekly goal of loosing 1 kg to reach my goal weight of 70 kg by <BR> May 31, 2016. <BR> 3. Went for a nice walk, about 4 km. <BR> <BR> Each day is a gift! (even a not so good ones) Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:46:49 EST How I deal with setbacks? Today is a new day! I am happy that I have the chance to make the best of it, so I put lots of afford into making it a successful day. And I am thankful for the chance. <BR> Every day is a gift. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:05:53 EST I am happy to be here! Well 2015 is nearly finished and it was a very special year for me for two unusual thing I did and happened to me: 1. I went on the bike trip to Croatia (first time back to Europa since 1956). 2. Broke my vertebra in my neck . . . and I also mend it. Feel very lucky and fortuned that I am able to bike again. I am very thankful to God and I will try to appreciate each day in 2016. <BR> <BR> Each day is a gift enjoy it! <BR> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:26:44 EST My food before excersising. I usually wait one or two hours after my meal before I do any planed exercises. I always try to eat a light meal before any of my exercises or not eat at all till after. <BR> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:38:45 EST I am restarting my plato busting program today. I been on this plato busting program for 4 month and I am steadily gaining weight from 72 kg to today up to 78 kg. I am scared and I want to stop it. I liked my weight around 70 kg the best and I will make a grate afford to get back to it again. I know that I can for the feeling fit and light made me feel very good and healthy. So back to the drawing board, once again. <BR> Carpe Diem! Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:37:18 EST How much do I excersise? Not as much as I would like too for I recovering from a neck injury. <BR> I am sticking to walking and doing what my physiotherapist tells me to do. However I did one pushup today just to see if I can. It went ok so I see if I can add that to my repertoire. <BR> Life is good. Everyday is a gift. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:29:31 EST My weight in day will be Monday morning! I will weigh my self on Mondays and enter it into my recording. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:42:04 EST Goals makes my life worth while!!! Just thoughts of mine. . . To me, goals are very important, but it is not necessary te reach them but just to work towards them. I often give up a goal for on other one. But I only give up a goal if I have found a better goal to work toward. <BR> I keep a list of things that I would like to do or achieve and I always try to make it a goal which is most important to me and I will work on it till I achieve it or find something that is more important to me to reach. <BR> The most important to me is to always have a goal... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:38:48 EST Three things that I accomplished and I feel good about it. Since I have managed to break a vertebra in my neck about a moths ago I am proud of keeping up with my rehab program: <BR> - go for my daily walk 3 x per day. <BR> - give thanks for all the good things that is happening to me each day <BR> - rest to mend my body <BR> <em>354</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:29:50 EST Plato busting came to on end... During the program I did not loose much weight but i did get into a better shape. I feel good about how I am: 2 kg less and started to loosing some more. I am moving towards a better life for my self. <BR> This was my second time around the 'plato busting program' and I hope that it will be last. <BR> I think that is up to me! Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:24:54 EST Set backs and what to do about it? Coming back from vacations all ways a set back with me. Not keeping to my healthy lifestile while on holidays will cost me when I get home again. I accepted this and I start a new with new goals and enthusiasm that goes with able to set new goals. I live by the motto 'it is an other day, on other day to do it right.' Some thing like this. <BR> George:-) Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:01:53 EST Changing my exercise routine. I been running three times per week but I think I will start riding my bicycle more often to replace some of my running days. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:21:17 EST What I have learned (again) today: what is important? 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: 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. 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: 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. 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. 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! 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? 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? 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!? 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: 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. . . 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 . . . 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! 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. . . 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?) 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? 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. 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 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? 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 ) 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 . . . 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: 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? 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 . . . 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! 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? 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'. 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? 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! 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). 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