LOSTMD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOSTMD LOSTMD'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/ Friday pool grip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251632 why is it that some people think lap lanes are there for them to stand around and socialized for over 10 minutes? <BR> Yesterday I was at the pool, to begin with it was busier then usual, the normal swim classes and swim team but also a number of others. The lap pool isn’t that big 5 lanes and during swim team 2 are used by them well shortly after I decided to use the smaller pool to do my laps I noticed several people just standing there talking. And whenever I looked up for at least the nex... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:08:48 EST Thursday valentine funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250556 Some laughs for valentine’s day <BR> To Be 6 Again... <BR> <BR> A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday. <BR> <BR> "I'd like to be six again", she replied, still looking in the mirror. <BR> <BR> On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! <BR> He p... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:06:12 EST Friday silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242852 Understanding Engineers - <BR> To the optimist, the glass is half full. <BR> To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. <BR> To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. <BR> <BR> <BR> THE day after my husband participated in an Iron man Triathlon - a 2.4-mile swim, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile run - we stopped at a picnic site for lunch on our way home. Getting out of the car, Pete dropped the keys on the road. As he slowly, carefully, painfully leaned down to... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:41:06 EST Thursday smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241654 food for thoughtt... or more like: thoughts of food <BR> <BR> All food eaten while standing has no calories. Exactly why is not clear, but the current theory relates to gravity. The calories apparently bypass the stomach flowing directly down the legs and through the soles of the feet into the floor, like electricity. Walking seems to accelerate this process, so that a frozen custard or hot dog eaten at a fayre actually has a calorie deficit. <BR> <BR> Anything produced, purchased or in... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 13:38:40 EST Wednesday funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240071 When you really break it down to the basics, exercise comes down to moving: <BR> • Strength training – Pick up a dumb bell and put it back down <BR> • Cardio – Take a few hundred steps on a moving piece of rubber (treadmill) <BR> • Flexibility - Sit there and reach for you toes! <BR> <BR> ~I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. <BR> ~Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate. <... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:52:26 EST Monday pick me ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237098 ~ If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country. <BR> ~ I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. <BR> ~ I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. <BR> ~Molly was forced to quit her aerobics class because she broke a toe. Unfortunately, it wasn't hers. <BR> <BR> ~George was developing a more active lifestyle. Now he sits and watches aerobics shows on television. <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:11:58 EST Saturday funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234892 Here is one silly: <BR> The gym is for your fitness <BR> The kitchen is for weightloss... <BR> So any lack of weightloss is the kitchen's fault <BR> <em>20</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 20:36:48 EST Friday humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233073 A calorie-conscious woman drove past a bakery and saw some gorgeous Christmas cookies. <BR> She decided to pray about it: "Lord, if you want me to have some of those delicious cookies, let me have a parking place directly in front of the bakery." <BR> And sure enough, the eighth time around the block, there it was! <BR> <BR> There's nothing like getting up at 5 a.m, jogging six miles, and then taking an ice-cold shower. There's nothing like it, so I don't do it. <BR> <BR> I prefer sit-ups t... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:06:21 EST Thursday chuckles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231826 I don't thing jogging is helping me to get in shape. Last night I was huffing and puffing so hard when I got to the Dairy Queen, I could hardly eat my Blizzard. <BR> <BR> I don't work out because all the exercise programs start out by saying, "Wear loose-fitting clothes." I don't have any loose-fitting clothes! <BR> <BR> Remember, before beginning any exercise program, check with your doctor -- to make sure your heart can take the shock of the price of exercise equipment. <BR> <BR> I've be... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:06:51 EST Wednesday 30 Jan humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230186 If walking/cycling were that good for your health, the postman would be immortal. <BR> <BR> 2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat. <BR> <BR> 3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years. <BR> <BR> 4. A tortoise doesn't run, does nothing, yet lives for 450 years. <BR> <BR> AND...YOU TELL ME TO EXERCISE? <BR> <BR> <BR> If God had wanted us to run, instead of a belly button, He'd have given us a Fast-Forward button. <BR> <em>20</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:51:07 EST Gluten experiment: (3 wks in) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229006 Just after the 1st of the year my sister and I decided to try an experiment and go gluten free. After over 3 weeks and a possible 2 slight slips (didn’t realize there was gluten in on item and caught it on the other but couldn’t take it back and got tagged on a condiment same meal) I have come to the conclusion that if I am sensitive to gluten it is very very mild (but I will verify that when I start to reintroduce it to my diet). My sister on the other hand is sensitive. It seems to affect h... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:58:57 EST Tuesday funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228712 Sorry for the lack of silliness for a time.. illness and chaos attacked <BR> <BR> Here is today’s: <BR> Genevieve belongs to our Diet Club and she was lamenting that she had gained weight. <BR> <BR> She told us that she had made her family's favourite and luscious cake over the weekend, and added that they'd eaten half of it at dinner that evening. <BR> <BR> The next day, Genevieve continued, she kept staring at the other half, until finally she cut a thin slice for herself. One slice led ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:13:45 EST Thursday funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211394 After listening to some bedtime stories, Alex, a little boy, said to his father, 'Snow White was poisoned by an apple, Jack found a giant on a beanstalk, and just look what happened to Alice when she ate the mushroom. And you wonder why I won't eat fruit and vegetables.' <BR> <BR> Never trust a dog to watch your food. <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:05:43 EST Wednesday humour quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210180 Odd quotes I have found over time: <BR> <BR> I keep trying to lose weight... but it keeps finding me! ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. ~Marsha Doble <BR> <BR> “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles <BR> <BR> i t would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:22:04 EST Tuesday laughs and giggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208434 When Francis hit his late 40s, he started jogging. A few weeks later the familiar figure was no longer going past our house. "Have you stopped running?" I asked him. "The first week I ran one block and walked one block," Francis began. "The next week I ran two blocks and walked a block. The third week I ran three blocks and walked two blocks. "The fourth week," Francis concluded, "the math got so darned hard that I just gave it up." <BR> And since I missed some: <BR> <BR> JOGGING for the f... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:25:33 EST Thursday 10 Jan laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200341 The Government has Issued New Guidelines for a Healthy Diet <BR> They advise you to: <BR> 1. List your ten favourite foods. <BR> 2. List your five favourite drinks. <BR> 3. List all green vegetables that look like marsh grass, fur balls or little trees. <BR> 4. List water. <BR> 5. Avoid 1 & 2; eat only 3; drink only 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> A great way to lose weight is to eat while you are naked and standing in front of a mirror. Restaurants will always throw you out before you can eat too ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:11:50 EST Wednesday 9 Jan laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198541 Eating Properly is Essential in a Good Diet <BR> <BR> Terry rushes into Doctor Sims's surgery. He has a parsnip up one nostril, a courgette in his left ear and a banana in his right ear. <BR> <BR> 'Doctor, Doctor,' Terry wails, 'I've got dreadfully sore ears and can hardly breathe! What's wrong with me?' <BR> <BR> Doctor Sims looks at him for a few moments, shakes her head sorrowfully and answers, 'Terry, you're not eating properly.' <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:21:53 EST Tues 8 Jan funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196945 <BR> Yes I know it is late but I wonder if this will work for all cookies? <BR> <BR> Christmas Cookie Rules <BR> <BR> 1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free. <BR> <BR> 2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories. <BR> <BR> 3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christma... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:40:43 EST monday morning funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194766 Couple of odd ones for laughs on a Monday morning: <BR> <BR> Ewe's not fat, ewe's fluffy. <BR> <BR> ONE SURE WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT IS TO PLACE THE BATHROOM SCALE IF FRONT OF THE REFRIGERATOR. <BR> <BR> Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:46:57 EST 4 Jan humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189793 The Problem with Speaking English <BR> <BR> 1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. <BR> 2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. <BR> 3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. <BR> 4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. <BR> 5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. <BR> <BR> CONCLUSION: ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:18:32 EST Gluton free experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188149 130103 Gluten Free try <BR> <BR> <BR> Due to medical issues one of my sister’s doctors have advised her to try and remove gluten from her diet. Since she and her minions live with me it was decided to modify everyone’s diet. My sister will be on a gluten free diet for about a month, I will be on a greatly reduced gluten and the boys will simply be on a reduced. This week we are starting to cut back on the products with gluten in them, with the experiment starting next week (hard to start s... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:27:42 EST 3 Jan Humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187928 DIETER'S PRAYER <BR> <BR> AS I WAKE UP FROM MY SLEEP <BR> I PRAY MY DIET I MAY KEEP <BR> BUT IF TEMPTATION MAKES ME SLIP, <BR> I PRAY THE LORD MY PANTS WON'T RIP. <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:40:40 EST jan 2 Humour.. The month after Christmas.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186053 new year and good funny..... <BR> <BR> T'was the month after Christmas, and all through the house, <BR> nothing would fit me, not even a blouse; <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I had to taste, <BR> at the holiday parties had gone to my waist; <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber), <BR> I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared, <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared; <BR> <BR> The wi... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:05:45 EST Sun 2 dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154011 not really exercise or diet-y but still fun... <BR> <BR> Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't use it, you will lose it" also applies to the brain. <BR> Relax, clear your mind and. . . begin. <BR> <BR> 1. What do you put in a toaster? <BR> The answer is bread. If you said "toast", then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, "bread", go ... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 21:21:09 EST Friday 30 Nov humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151665 1 The most fattening thing you can put in an apple pie is a spoon. <BR> 2. No diet is impossible, hopeless maybe, but not impossible. <BR> 3 Too many square meals make round people. <BR> 4 My new diet goal: to weigh what my driver’s license says <BR> 5 When dieting, won't power is better than willpower. <BR> 6 A middle age spread is the result of too many nights 'round the table. <BR> 7 When you cheat on your diet, you gain in the "end." <BR> 8 . Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet.... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:43:01 EST Thurs 29 Nov humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150529 A friend wanted me to enroll in an aerobics class. "No. Absolutely not!" I exclaimed. "I tried that once." "What happened?" she asked, looking puzzled. "I twisted, hopped, jumped, stretched and pulled," I replied. "And by the time I got those darn leotards on, the class was over!" <BR> <BR> “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” <BR> ¯ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:50:06 EST 28 Nov humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149397 The Diet <BR> <BR> A blonde is terribly overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least five pounds." <BR> When the blonde returns, she's lost nearly 20 pounds. "Why, that's amazing!" the doctor says. "Did you follow my instructions?" <BR> The blonde nods. "I'll tell you, though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day." <... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:56:55 EST today's humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137399 since they are short here are 2 for the day: <BR> Amazing! You hang something in your closet for awhile and it shrinks two sizes! <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> My gym teacher told me to touch my toes. I said, "I don't have that kind of relationship with my feet. Can I just wave?" <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:48:47 EST Thursday's joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128520 The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends. <BR> <BR> (they must be best friends for me then) <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:44:51 EST Today’s humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127237 Today’s humour <BR> Diet Excuses <BR> - But the doughnut was calling my name. <BR> -But it was my birthday, so I had to eat the whole cake <BR> -I had to get the bitter taste out of my mouth from eating the so-called dish, so I had an ice cream. (like this one!) <BR> -If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories. (if only this was true) <BR> -If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda. <BR> -If you fatt... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:31:56 EST the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124893 After my seeester and I went on a lovely minion free vacation I am back to the real world, but greatly stress free.. now if I can only catch up on my sleep…. <BR> <em>340</em> <em>463</em> <BR> The vacation was filled with lots of adventures, lessons, swimming, walking but sadly also eating WAY to much. (ok not sadly.. it was yummy!!) Oh well, new day new started to get back into the program.. (it was still soooo worth it) <BR> My seeeeester and I plan on a sort of repeat of this in ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:53:48 EST I KNEW it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986279 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l145799246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See that explains everything…. <BR> They live in the deep recesses of the closet. Not just one or two but an entire tribe. Markers and cutters and stitch removes and sewers all waiting for the lights to be turned out and they can begin to work. And boy do they work.. they LOVE their work taking great pride and even greater joy in what they do. Often they only work on one or two pieces of clothes at a time. Knowi... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:47 EST Wk of 23 Jul Report and plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983060 Wk of 23 Jul Report and plans <BR> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <BR> Last week I posted what my plans where and here is the report <BR> Didn’t get nearly as much swimming as I wanted in only 2 visits <BR> -Total time for laps 100 minutes and 66 laps <BR> - 40 min for 26 laps (I was tired and couldn’t get completely into it) with 10 min of treading water <BR> - 60 min for 40 laps (fresh in the morning that felt very nice) again with only 10 min treading water after... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:06:59 EST Plans, goals and whatevers for week of 16 July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975986 Since it is summer and way to hot for the hot tub. Any ideas for a good reward for completing my workout goals for the week? (during the winter it is go to the hottub if I have done the minimal amount of workout (often laps 3 times that week) ) <BR> I’m drawing a blank. <BR> Posted 7/16/12 <BR> <BR> Plans, goals and whatevers for week of 16 July <BR> I think I will go back to blogging my plans and things again. I seem to have a better chance of complete the plans and following them if I put ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:07:23 EST Any ideas for a good reward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972853 Since it is summer and way to hot for the hot tub. Any ideas for a good reward for completing my workout goals for the week? (during the winter it is go to the hottub if I have done the minimal amount of workout (often laps 3 times that week) ) <BR> I’m drawing a blank. <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:32:49 EST Playing with new toys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968552 My sister got me a new toy recently and I was able to try it out properly last night.. and boy do I love it. It is a waterproof case with built in headphones for an Ipod. So I get to dance to music while I swim laps. <em>237</em> <BR> It is from h2o audio..The case that was bought was for a shuffle and not the good ipod touch I have so even if it leaks all we are out is $50 and not several hundred. And since you can’t play with the screen and things while swimming you don’t need all the ext... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:00:42 EST It is monday again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952116 This is a new week, determination has been regained (particularly with the decreasing of smoke in the area). Once again we have a hot day (over 90) so that means the pool is calling. I got a gift of a new toy to play with and I want to test it out while I swim my laps. Now all I have to do is wait for the end of the work day and then zoom off I go. <BR> My sister and I have food planned for the week healthy and yummy (and not requiring too much cooking) Most of the ingredients have been boug... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:48:22 EST To clouds or not to clouds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913363 I know we need the rain but how am I supposed to get my swim in if the afternoon brings with it rain and thunder (oh and hail)..grrrrrrrr <BR> I hope today is better. If it was just rain I wouldn’t care.. I would be wet anyway but they lifeguards have a thing about thunder and lightning.. I know the weather people say after today chances of rain will decrease (hope so.. sortof.. again we do need the rain) and I have yet to manage to wake up at 0400 to go swim before work like I use to. <BR> ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:37:55 EST How NOT to go swimming when possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911760 Yesterday I went to the pool and had to bring minions with me since my sister was out on a hike. The rule we have had in our house since my sister and I were small was when going to the pool you had to swim your age in laps before you could play. So the boys have to swim 11 or 12 laps respectively before they are set free. To not inconvenience others by taking up so many lanes children swim in the lane with adult but with only one adult I ended up with both in my lane. Not a good way to get ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:10:31 EST And what have we learned??! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865127 If doing a detox must keep VERY close eye on keeping it balanced. <BR> Monday I started a mostly fruit detox (it says fruit but there was veggies in it as well!). I was allowed a whey protein shake in the morning and the 1st day one at lunch (switched that for dinner). <BR> First day. Did fine ate all my fruit and veggies with 2 fruit shakes (cannot drink the protein without fruit so I simply took some of the fruit and blended it in) . 2nd day protein shake in the morning. Fine good. Adjusted... Thu, 3 May 2012 17:29:28 EST Some people are just too rude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859527 You would think most people would use common courtesy.. or at least common sense! <BR> <em>28</em> <em>28</em> <em>28</em> <em>28</em> <em>28</em> <BR> When I was swimming yesterday (yes another swimming story). I was happy.. oblivious.. (being just about blind as a bat can’t clearly see the other end of the pool) but chugging alone get mid way of the pool and suddenly there is someone in my lane swimming as well, I run into him.. I had the lane to myself so I was going happily right do... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:13:24 EST Exercise creates endorphins.. Endorphins make you happy.. Happy people are less likely….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859349 Last week I had one thing reaffirmed: Exercise creates endorphins.. Endorphins make you happy.. Happy people are less likely to kill minions.. <BR> My sister and I had problems with older nephew last week. Best stress relief was going to the pool and forgetting all about him and his project. So over the week I swam laps for almost 3 hrs.. and fiddled and faddled for another hour.. (I can’t wait till memorial weekend when the outdoor pools open…) <BR> Still working on after work out nutrition.... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:16:58 EST Of fruit shakes and protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849722 Of fruit shakes and protein <BR> <BR> For the longest time my primary source of protein at breakfast time has been in liquid form, either as a prepackaged drink or blended as a shake. <BR> Today it consisted of an oh so yummy fruit/protein shake. <BR> Some frozen fruit, a scoop of whey protein don’t forget the banan blend and presto <BR> In the past I usually make it with a cup to a cup and a half of fat free milk. Over the weekend I decided to start an experiment using water instead of the ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:19:29 EST Week 4 has come and swooshed by!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848485 Week 4 <BR> Last week. Over all not a bad week. Work and home played nice.. no major problems or challenges which can complicate set plans. Having a minion free weekend is so very nice: sleep in and yet still able to spend over 2 hrs in the gym (pool) so nice and relaxing and no herding cats.. I mean children! <BR> The weather this weekend was wonderful, warm and sunny. The gym can’t open the outdoor pool til memorial day weekend. Oh well. Still have a good pool to go to and it has nice huge... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:21:43 EST Week 3 and part of the lost week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837809 Or maybe that should be week 2 and the lost week 3 since the plan didn’t survive week 3 but this is a new week and back on track! <BR> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Hmm my week 2 report got eaten (and hence not posted) <BR> But overall a good week most of my goals were partially achieved (all around an improvement from last week) some still fell short but happy. <BR> <BR> Week 3 was an over all disaster. <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Had made allowa... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:19:45 EST I just don’t understand… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823364 I’m a swimmer.. been swimming since before I could walk (though I haven’t been able to get to the pool for months now). I have always been happiest when I am in water. <BR> I was swimming in past couple of days and as I was getting out the guy next to my makes the comment it was just to cold to swim with any speed. The pool was not that cool. First getting in it is cringe worthy for a couple of moments but most outdoor pools are worse and lakes around here even during the height of summer ca... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 13:13:13 EST Week 1 down and up but not to many circles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816881 Week1 updates and comments <BR> Finally have the plan posted so I will just build this and when I can post it to the blog (might be multiday) <BR> I have been trying to start my routine up again but kept allowing excuses to get in the way.. School getting to much, or finals stressing me out, tired.. to tired to care, minions.. can’t do it cause of minions, the weather isn’t great, my car … so on and so forth. <BR> For a little while I was getting as far as the starting gate then would allow ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:32:15 EST Weekend and challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812226 Weekend and challenges <BR> So far so good.. Not perfect but good. <em>198</em> <BR> I will give full update Monday probably, if not sooner. <BR> Now the true test of the plan is coming up. I know I can do fairly good during the week. Work (and school) give me the structure I need to keep to the plan. It is the weekends that always kill me. Sleeping in, not eating breakfast. Eating whatever, eating out, for both my sister and myself we are each others enablers.. the “oh I want this.. : and... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:35:23 EST No more excuses no more delays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807322 <BR> No more excuses no more delays <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> I have a plan (same one I have had for a while but I am now actually executing it) <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> Plan: <BR> • Have meals already planned.. this is the best way to go shopping, have the list of what you need that you don’t have on hand at the moment it cuts down on the “ohh that looks good”.... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:00:14 EST Life has gotten a little bit simpler for a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4267506 Life has gotten a little simpler for a couple of weeks. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> School is over for the year for the minion. And they will be spending about half the summer with grandma off and on when not at camp or weekends. Yes I still have to work 5 days a week and school 2 nights a week but I will have less to deal with during the evening. So I will take full advantage of this.. I have this wonderful plan to stop at the gym after work when I don’t have class and get in at least an hou... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:06:33 EST