JVANAM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JVANAM JVANAM'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/ Whata ya thunk 4/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354620 You are what you think. Always think positive, empowering thoughts and your life will welcome positive opportunities! Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:07:02 EST Whata ya thunk 4/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354138 Find activities that you love doing and you'll enjoy exercising. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:22:48 EST Whata ya thunk 4/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353571 Make yourself (and your health) a priority in your life. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:26:26 EST Whata ya thunk 4/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353403 Small changes lead to big changes and big changes lead to results. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:35:52 EST Whata ya thunk 4/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352885 Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for beginning your best life. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:59:39 EST Whata ya thunk 4/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352272 If you can't pronounce it, you probably shouldn't be eating it. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:42:11 EST Whata ya thunk 4/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351905 Virgil was right when he said, "The greatest wealth is health." Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:56:18 EST Whata ya thunk 4/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351384 Fit mind. Fit body. Fit soul. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:15:15 EST Whata ya thunk 4/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350910 We stand on the shoulders of those who go before us. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:42:46 EST Whata ya thunk 4/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350739 Nobody is perfect, and we don't have to be either. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:32:24 EST Whata ya thunk 4/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350016 You get one shot at life. Grab it and take control of your destiny starting today! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:54:34 EST Whata ya thunk 4/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349507 You can override the voice in your head that says you "can't." Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:29:59 EST Whata ya thunk 4/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349108 There are no quick fixes, but there's magic in moderation. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 02:25:40 EST Whata ya thunk 4/15/17...on a no so much INCOME TAX DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348716 Don't let the scale tell you how to feel about yourself! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:37:27 EST Food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac9f584d-bc62-4fb8-a0dc-f5856d8e03e2.jpg"> <BR> HIS PLACE. Where the Kingdom comes for Food For Thought. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:25:10 EST Qtrz Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348277 Quiz Question ~ Are You Ready to Lose Weight? <BR> <BR> Your Results: You Are Ready to Lose Weight! <BR> <BR> Congratulations! <BR> <BR> You have all the pieces in place to start your weight-loss efforts. <BR> <BR> To you, losing weight isn't just about getting thinner; it's about taking care of your health for the long term. You have realistic expectations about the effort that goes into lasting weight loss, and you understand that losing weight in a healthy way involves permanent change... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:47:42 EST Whata ya thunk 4/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348267 Weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:08:35 EST Whata ya thunk 4/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347804 No one is judging you at the gym. They are all silently cheering you on. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:46:01 EST Whata ya thunk 4/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347610 We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:25:10 EST Whata ya thunk 4/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346913 Changing habits takes time, but it is time well spent. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:15:32 EST When you think you want to..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79d43ba1-5fea-43c3-8f49-f029e60f65f1.jpg"> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 03:34:06 EST Whata ya thunk 4/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346323 Just do something! Most of the battle is to just getting moving. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:46:45 EST Whata ya thunk 4/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346097 Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress! Sun, 9 Apr 2017 16:27:15 EST Whata ya thunk 4/8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345420 If you never try, you will never know what you can accomplish. If you never try, you will never accomplish. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 05:35:47 EST Whata ya thunk 4/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344321 If you never try, you will never know what you can accomplish. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 18:25:44 EST Whata ya thunk 4/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343480 If you never try, you will never know what you can accomplish. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 03:07:42 EST Whata ya thunk 4/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343246 Be active any way you can, every day that you can. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:44:31 EST Whata ya thunk 4/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342763 You can't go through life alone, so you might as well find a friend to walk this journey with you. Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:12:15 EST Whata ya thunk 3/31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341834 Learning to live a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:09:08 EST Whata ya thunk 3/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341339 Start right where you are. Move forward at your own pace. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:06:22 EST Whata ya thunk 3/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340950 If it were easy, everyone would do it! Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:18:16 EST Whata ya thunk 3/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340202 If someone has a problem with you, it's their problem, not yours. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:30:17 EST Whata ya thunk 3/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338595 It's easier than you might think to be a positive force in your world. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:49:58 EST Whata ya thunk 3/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338523 The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number of times you have the courage to get back up is what matters. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:29:33 EST Whata ya thunk 3/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337297 Are you slumping right now? Sit up straight! Now doesn't' that feel better? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:16:03 EST Whata ya thunk 3/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336820 Always keep your gym bag packed and ready to go to prevent forgetfulness and exercise excuses. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:42:50 EST Whata ya thunk 3/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335592 Living a healthy lifestyle is about moderation, not deprivation!. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:44:14 EST Whata ya thunk 3/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335591 It's amazing how much better vegetables taste when I'm working out consistently. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:41:45 EST Whata ya thunk? 3/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335583 Balanced calories + Increased activity + Habits you can stick with = Healthy weight for life Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:20:00 EST Whata ya thunk? 3/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335582 Visualizing and goal setting are important steps to success, especially when it comes to weight loss. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:18:19 EST LIFE ANEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330622 Don't worry about the latest trends in food or fitness. Do what works for you. Discover a new life at your own pace. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:33:38 EST Here's hoping I'm back in limited strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284966 Well Sparkers I'm hoping I can return SparkPeople. It is to be determined by my medical crew. I have been getting some movement in P.T. But not to a level I am accustomed to. It's like a sickness Coney Island Roller Coaster. You make strong climbs toward real health, then some miniscule thump has me back in the hospital, further behind than where I started. I.E. Recently I went on my first unchaperoned walk about the rehash neighborhood. The wind was brisk but I was bundled and warm. ... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:10:01 EST HAPPY ANNIVERSERY TO ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927943 HAPPY ANNIVERSERY TO ME! <BR> <BR> Two years ago this very moment I was being wheeled out of surgery following my open heart - bypass surgery. <BR> <BR> Mel Stewart, my Thoracic cut man, guaranteed 30 more years were added to my life. <BR> <BR> So, if I die within the next 28 years….I get my money back. <BR> <BR> My Cardio guy, Scotty Morris, just gave me the green light to workout 6 days a week, 90 -120 minutes a day. I failed to admit to Scotty, for the last six months I’ve been doing ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:08:41 EST It's Turkey Lurkey Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597697 That's the title of a song from the musical "PROMISE, PROMISE." <BR> <BR> It could also be how you feel following the WHO Beast come your WHO Feast. <BR> <BR> If upon your turkey; <BR> Today you must induldge, <BR> Than take care, <BR> Don't be defeated, <BR> At the waistlines, <BR> Battle for your Bulge. <BR> <BR> Be Thankful. Be Healthy. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:38:22 EST Out of the frying pan ....for 50 years. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464300 Last night was THE last night for Gene's Fish Fry. They closed out 50 years of serving the CD-NY with healthy fish meals. At the same concrete block building were Rt. 4 joins with Rt. 43. <BR> <BR> If it wasn't for the fact I had spent a goodly amount of time in the YMCA pool I wouldn't have even been in E. G'bush. Nor stopped by for a closing nights repast. <BR> <BR> Though I haven't dined at Gene's every season since 1961 I have enjoyed their fair over the last half century. <BR> <BR> Du... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 14:04:26 EST A carryover from my post on the fitness message board. Worth Blogging??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4419185 On the SPARK-wide message board "FORUM: Fitness and Exercise / TOPIC: Building a small home gym, what is your must haves". Some answers where what SPARKER'S already had, desired to have, & some reminded us what we have is only as good as what we use. <BR> <BR> Here's my post: <BR> <BR> Following my 2010 heart surgery I was already half way through the construction of my own home gym. <BR> <BR> I had been going to the area "Y" for decades, but I selfishly wanted THE HOME GYM. A place whe... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:38:53 EST Annius Horrabelious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361384 First off my apologies for not keeping either my blog's, fitness minutes, or my SP-Team responsibilities up to date. <BR> <BR> As many of my SP-Friends know this year started out for me last May (2010) with what turned from a simple heart bi-pass into an open heart surgery that my thoracic surgeon had only heard and read about. <BR> <BR> Then came the Christmas vacation that never seemed to end. <BR> <BR> I no sooner got home to find out my Princess G-Daughter was going to have a baby. Li... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:23:33 EST DisneyLand Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4087514 Well the vacation of the damned is turning out to be the joy of a lifetime. <BR> <BR> When we woke this morning we heard on the TV that the tsunami advisory had been cancelled. So we knew that park fun was on. <BR> <BR> Today we decided to visit the California Adventure Park. <BR> <BR> When I was younger I had been to DISNEYLAND at most 6 or 7 times. There had been this huge parking lot that to get from your (parents/uncles/aunts/grandparents) car to the ticket booth and park entrance yo... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:56:15 EST WHY ME???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084399 I swore I had NO prior knowledge of the Japanese earthquake or the resulting tsunami. <BR> <BR> I have been planning this vacation with DA" BOYZ since before last Thanksgiving. If you read the previous blogs about my travel plans run a muck than you know just what I have been through. <BR> <BR> So Wednesday the two older boys got out of school early for spring break. My daughter and son-in-law though this would be a great time to finish my quest and they would take time off work so the wh... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:29:39 EST The Vacation Continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4083115 Well the entire family finally made it to Disneyland this morning. <BR> <BR> Today was their first day in the Magic Kingdom. Today we spent most of our time in TomorrowLand & FantasyLand. <BR> <BR> The two youngest were getting sleepy so here we are watching the fireworks from our hotel room. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450716849.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l185564898.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:38:06 EST