KARAOKESINGERNJ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KARAOKESINGERNJ KARAOKESINGERNJ'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/ Super it's Sunday :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3810680 Where did the week go? I can't believe I haven't written since Thursday. Well a lot has happened to me. <BR> <BR> 1) I am now down about 18 lbs since I started November 1st <BR> 2) I've started feeling a muscle where I didn't feel it before <BR> 3) I'm planning my meals in advance again <BR> <BR> one thing I'm not doing is weighing everything I eat. <BR> <BR> I've decided if it has few calories I'm not going to bother so for the lunches I've bade for the next few days I didn't weigh the <... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:44:52 EST Happy Thanksiving everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3805415 Today I'm thankful for the following in no particular order <BR> <BR> My health <BR> My Job <BR> My Friends <BR> My Family <BR> Everyonr hertr who is encouraging me <BR> Karaoke <BR> <BR> and for the Weight Loss Ive had so far. Thu, 25 Nov 2010 12:20:04 EST Eating right at a discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3802076 I know it's hard to eat right and not spend $$$ when you don't prepare your lunch in advance. I'm lucky to live near a supermarket that discounts the day old salads. I was able to get a "garden salad" with lettuce, cucumbers, and red onions for $2.00 I threw away the dressing it came with added some left over grilled chicken and Perisian salad mix from two days ago and some Mango & Peach Salsa as a dressing to create the following. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:14:28 EST Hello world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800746 My first video blog. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:35:23 EST If you ever loved somebody put your hands up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800722 Then all of you should put your hands up because you wouldn't be here if you didn't love yourself. <BR> <BR> I've come to realize that this blog is part to try to inspire othes, part to inspire me and part to avoid needing to talk to a psychologist. <BR> <BR> Today I did almost 1.5 miles on the treadmill and about 2 miles on the hand bike. When I finished not only did I feel great but I had a "runners high" and you know it felt freaking aswome. I may have had a frustrating day at work but w... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:26:15 EST What Five pounds a week means to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3795996 In writing my last blog positing I saw that I'm averaging five pounds a week as a weight loss. If I keep losing weight at that rate I will be under 300 for the first time in many years in 13 weeks. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The next four to eight weeks will be a challenge for me because it's Thanksgiving and Christmas time and besides going to a family friends house who always makes an amazing dinner for Thanksgiving people bring in food to work to share for the entire month of Decemb... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:24:53 EST My Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3795986 What a day. I love my job but not all the people I deal with. Some of them frustrate me but that goes with any job I suppose. <BR> <BR> After work I went to the Gym. It is now seven days in a row. I know that some people say to take a break but I'm afraid that if I do take a break I won't go the next day which is what happened to me before. <BR> <BR> After the gym I stopped for dinner at Long John Silvers. Their grilled Tilapia platter is very delicious and I stated under my calories for ... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:18:25 EST Yesterday was a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3793621 Yesterday was our Thanksgiving meal at work. I'm proud pf the choices I made. They included weighing everything I ate, taking extremely small slices of the home made pumpkin bread and the pies we had. <BR> <BR> After work I met up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I had in a way written her out of my life because she hadn't returned my calls for a while and yesterday I removed her from my cell phone. She had called me last night to explain why and I accepted her reason so I saw her. ... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:24:48 EST Let me share my lunch today and some wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3791216 I'm starting to learn that it's just just what you eat but how it's presented that can alter your attitude and mood. <BR> <BR> One way to look at it is just items on a list <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860344425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The other way is to see how it can be made into beauty <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l85298511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you going to go though life looking at things as a checklist or are you going to see the be... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:05:50 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3789071 I had a midly frustrating day at work, One of my clients said I was talking to her as if she was stupid (I didn't think she was stupid just not willing to accept the facts) <BR> <BR> So after work I went to the mall for a 25 minute massage at the Asian Reflex place. Then it was to the gym! <BR> <BR> I got out of my car in the rain and went inside. I put 45 min on the treadmill but canceled about about 15 minutes. Then I use the streching cage and some machines. I felt great when I left the... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:39:09 EST Sleep, glorious sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3787354 I didn't blog yesterday because I was too tired to go upstaries to my computer. I went to the hym after work and after relaxing in my car for a bit kistenington XM radio I went into the gym. I did almost an hour on the treadmill then I changed to go home. <BR> <BR> On thew way home I stopped at Long John Silvers for their grilled Tilliapa, mixed vegtables and rice. Then when I got home I went right into bed. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:47:28 EST A funny thing happend on the way to the theater (well at it) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3784141 On the way to the gym I stopped at Wendy's for lunch. I did the pick two thing with the chicken salad and small chill no cheese. That satisfied me and I made it to the gym with about 40 minutes to go before closing. <BR> <BR> I tried to do 25 minutes on the treadmill but I just wasn't into it. I did about 13 then stopped. I wanted to try out some of the other machines but got scared because I was afraid I would hurt myself so I will talk to a trainer next week. <BR> <BR> After the treadmi... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 22:50:49 EST I can't believe the news today...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3783225 Yes it's Sunday! Bloody Sunday and I haven't left the house :-( I'm possed away most of the day but now I'm going out. I am going to go to the Gym because I said so here and now that it's in writing I am accountable for it. <BR> <BR> <BR> I woke up 2 lbs heavier today but I'm still down more than 10lbs and I'm going to do what I need to do today because I need to do it for me. <BR> <BR> Will post when I'm back from the Gym. <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 14:27:45 EST Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.. But I'm a lover not a fighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3782168 Saturday you are almost over and I feel like I barley knew you. <BR> <BR> So up at 9:30 today I felt so full of energy unlike the prior night. I was out the door around 11 to do a secret shopping assignment then I had to to go to the bank. But wait! I had forgotten my wallet so back home it was. <BR> <BR> Then I cleaned out my car somewhat and was off for the day. I really hate the weekend because my eating periods aren't fixed and I forget to eat every few hours. <BR> <BR> I did score ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 22:47:02 EST A day late is better than never http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3781084 Alright so Thursday night I slept poorly :-( I was being lazy and didn't want to go back to my car to get my cpap machine so I slept sitting up. Or at least I tried to sleep. The results on my GoFit show I had a total of three hours and 20 minutes over a six hour time span which was NOT GOOD :-( <BR> <BR> After work I drove to the Gym but was just too tired to get our of my car so I took a "nap". Two and a half hours later I woke up cold but no longer tired and I then went to workout. I... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 10:35:20 EST It's Thursday or as I like to say One Day To Friday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3778506 Wow what a day I've have. Granted it wasn't as exciting as seeing Bon Jovi last night but it was good. <BR> <BR> After leaving the GF's place I decided to get lunch. I went ti Chic-a-Filet and got their charbroiled chicken sandwich then ate it on the way to the gym. <BR> <BR> Today my workout was 30 minutes on the tread mill. I did random hills, level 4 at 2.5 MPH but during the workout I kicked it up to 2.8. <BR> <BR> After the gym, I showered because I was stinky and picked up my friend... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 23:29:27 EST Yesterday seems so far away but it's not a memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3778425 What an amazing Wednesday. I ended up taking the whole day off instead of working half of it. I met my GF at her place and we headed off to The Big Apple. <BR> <BR> On the way up we stopped at Starbucks for coffee, and since I didn't have lunch yet I got the grilled chicken & pita with humus as a snack. <BR> <BR> So fast foward to NY and we went for dinner before seeing Bon Jovi. We decided to go to Chipotle for a quick and filling dinner. Then we headed over to the Best Buy Theater for th... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 22:43:03 EST My first non-food related blog entry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3774138 I am frustrated. Earlier this year I was on on MTV and had to fill out a bunch of paperwork. I enjoyed what I did although some people would say it was embarrassing. Others would say I sold my body for money and that makes me a gigolo. <BR> <BR> I say it was a shot at a possible entertainment career becauser I love entertaine people (see me at karaoke or open mic) and a good chance to be seen by the right people. <BR> <BR> Well the show aired many times and I received my pay and all was g... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 23:35:19 EST You can't have your cake and eat it too... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3773235 Today we were celebrating a birthday at work. We had a 6 foot sub, potato salad, and macaroini salad. <BR> <BR> I knew about this so I was prepared with my own food to compliment the lunch. I brought in a dish with 4 oz pasta, 2 oz grilled chicken, 1 oz cherry tomatoes and 4 oz of mango peach salsa. <BR> <BR> I took the provolne and roastbeef off the sub and weighed them so I would know my calories and ate it as an afternoon snack and then I had my lunch as normal. <BR> <BR> When it came... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 15:43:20 EST Mutiple Monday Posts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3771541 Ohh yeah readers you get a double shot of me today! :-) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I need to get up earlier than normal to have blood drawn. The last two times my thyroid levels have been off and my doctor want's a third test. The place I go is attached to my gym so if I get there early enough I may be able to do 15 minutes before work. <BR> <BR> Wednesday I won't be posting so think of this as a makeup for that day. Instead I will be going to New York City to see Bon Jovi! <BR> <BR> Thank's to Sc... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 22:18:39 EST Live form New Jersey it's....Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3771426 Wow the weekend went fast for me. Saturday & Sunday I didn't log any of my food because I'm not stressing on the weekends. I ate out twice and since I couldn't get the NI of what I ate I'm just not stressing it. I gained about 3 lbs this weekend but I know I will take it off and more during this week. <BR> <BR> I can accept this five steps forward to steps back because I know if I keep it up I will be a winner by losing in the (and my) end. <BR> <BR> One positive thing for Sat & Sunday is I... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:22:35 EST TGIF! I and I don't mean the resturant. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3765313 Today was an easy day at work. I brought more than enough food for today and I didn't go over my calorie goal. I walked more than my goal was. I'm tired so off to bed then he comedy club tomorrow Sat, 6 Nov 2010 00:09:26 EST Today has been a let down :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3763114 It wasn't a Midnight Train in Georgia but a dreary day in NJ. Today my Zune failed to synch so I had little music ready for the gym today. After work I stopped at Starbucks for a quad with soy and two pumps sugar free hazelnut. While drinking it I felt a little off so I went to the bathroom. I felt like I might have to puke but it went away. <BR> <BR> Now the *$ I went to is less than a mile from my gym. I thought about skipping it because of the rain and I was tired (waah waah) but I bought... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:52:08 EST Wednesday's Blog a little late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3760797 Oh my! I am beat. Today I woke at 4 to go to the Gym before work. I didn't get out of the house until 7 and only had 15 minutes at the Gym to work out before I had to shower and go to work so I stuck with my treadmills. I'm up to 2.5 MPH. <BR> <BR> I stopped at 7-11 on the way to work for fruit/protein like I normally find at WaWa bought the garbage they had which turned out to be tried out. Blech but I still at it. <BR> <BR> For lunch I went to Wendy's and got the pick two thing, I took HG... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:12:44 EST Day two of the rest of my life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3757936 Today I woke up at 4:30 in the morning because I wanted to to to the Gym before work. Instead I went back to bed. I woke up around 9 took a shower ate a banana and went to work. <BR> <BR> On the way there I stopped at WaWa for breakfast and "snacks" <BR> <BR> I picked up their small vegetable tray and their fruit & cheese tray and went to work. <BR> <BR> Soon as I settled down I had the vegetable tray. This was around 11. At 12:30 I was hungry so I had a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel (hey a rais... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 20:55:43 EST Hello World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3755820 My first blog entry for the first day of the rest of my life :-) <BR> <BR> My neative outcomes for the day <BR> 1) I did not weigh my breakfast <BR> 2) I did not weigh my lunch <BR> 3) I did not sleep with my CPAP on <BR> <BR> My positive outcomes for today <BR> <BR> 1) I did not touch the olive bread that was brought into work <BR> 2) I did not touch any of the candy that was brought into work <BR> 3) After work I went to the Gym and did 30 minutes on the treadmill <BR> 4) I did not stop ... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 23:42:36 EST