MIDNIGHTER1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MIDNIGHTER1 MIDNIGHTER1'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/ "Psst...! Hey you !" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596345 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439805344.jpg"> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:04:34 EST Monday is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591384 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189474988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The end to the weekend is near. Most people dread Monday. I make Monday my favorite day because it is the beginning. If you use your enthusiasm at the beginning and carry it to the end, you will look back at the week and see some amazing things. <BR> <BR> I have a check -in with my health assesment counselor tomorrow before my work out. I can tell her I lost four pounds by just changing my nutrition and eli... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:11:41 EST Not time to get discouraged yet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588446 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476875039.jpg"> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:00:51 EST When there is no one there to do it for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587326 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803577743.jpg"> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:16:45 EST Oh ! Crap. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1651844374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we are too quick to abandon out plans,skip workouts,miss walks or bail on our plans because of one slip up. I did this in a bad way after my wife was hurt. I had my wife's family members bringing us food several times a week. Pans of Brownies,scalloped potatoes,Mac'n Cheese,cakes. My BIL works for Frito Lay and we had two boxes of chips,Doritoes,beef jerky and various snacks. Our waiting room famil... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:28:10 EST words of wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580004 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1609245976.jpg"> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:06:09 EST Are you ready ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577066 One of my sparkfriends sent me an e-mail detailing why they miss my weird blogs. It was touching. I have been delt a terrible hand this year and in my slow steady decline,I have not had the energy or desire to blog. Sorry. <BR> In short,my wife is now a super skinny mentally challenged little girl. It is hard when your friend,lover ,partner is reduced to some one you did not marry and emotionally reduced to a jealous,mean-spirited teenaged girl. <BR> It is like your loved one has left you w... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:48:01 EST Read and Heed ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1980065927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wanted to enlarge this,sorry. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:17:36 EST Sexy Butt Crack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518562 Last week my department participated in what the employees now refer to as the Hungar Games. I am the new guy,well not as new as I used to be,but new to this experiance. <BR> The things they did at the last hungar games were things like, Blindfolding and nose plugs as someone feeds you something and you had to guess what it is. I guess baby food was a big hit last year. I knew I would master this,noooo!!! I don't regularlly consume baby food but many years ago when my now nine year old was... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:21:15 EST The Accident ,the road to recovery. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413165 Hello! Sparkfriends. A lot has happened since my last blog about my wife. Some things have been encouraging and others have left me wondering how things will play out. <BR> If I am all over the place,I apologize. I just want to get all the things that have happened and let all of you that have shown great concern to know and frankly keep me encouraged. Never thought I would say that to anyone. <BR> I am going to go with a corporate technique I was taught called the "Sandwich" Like I need ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 11:07:26 EST The Accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401283 Hello! My sparkfriends. I am going to try to do this brief blog about an accident that put my wife currently in the ICU fighting for her life. <BR> Last Friday ,June 21,2013. My wife wanted to get the grass mowered and done because we were going to her nephew's graduation party on Saturday. She wanted to spend the day there( It's out of town and we had not seen them in a while) <BR> Judi ( my wife) and step-son were doing yard work. I was getting tools to work on an air conditioner . She ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:30:13 EST Along came a Spider http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383521 Greeting my Sparkfriends, it has been a while and a lot has happened since my last blog so long ago. Where do I start, well let's start here a few short months ago where my cursed life took a really bad turn. <BR> I was experiencing a lot of pain in my left foot in multiple places. The ankle bothered me the most ,the instep ,but only on the left foot. hmmm. I was wearing the wrong shoes at work and decided to start wearing athletic shoes, which I should have not been wearing in the first pl... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 15:55:23 EST Dinner Prepared by a Top Chef Winner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298289 I dedicate this blog to my young son,Christopher. I will tell you why. My son was born on New Year's Day in 2004. He was the New Year's baby. He was featured in newspapers( which I have in my dinning room in a large frame) He received gifts,we were interviewed and he was posted all over the hospital where he was born. <BR> For you religious folks ,it was like my wife,who was my GF at the time gave birth to Jesus.He was in 3 newspapers. Three hours later,while still basking in the glow of my s... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:56:05 EST Food fight at the Golden Corral http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271446 The snow blew across the parking lot where the final stand of the fattening food all lost their lives. They were no match for the sheer numbers of the fat people who consumed them. <BR> No one knew how the fight started,but we all know how it ended.The food had the advantage,they had re-enforcements,there were a endless amount of replacement trays,cooked in the kitchen and served on the frontlines of this war, but to no avail. <BR> The front line looked like this,Fried chicken,fried shrim... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:31:44 EST And who shall lead them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267680 My new co-workers are starting to learn a little about me. I am a quiet guy. I don't talk as much as I used to. I don't really like drawing attention to myself. I am not what you would call shy. I am funny,witty and can be goofy at times. Other times I am the smart-azz know-it-all,who will tell you exactly how it is. <BR> I was in the art gallery,the ceiling leaked and destroyed a lot of charcoal drawing ,drawn by the students. This room is my favorite room at the college. I used to draw ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:04:00 EST Moving past disappointments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217582 Sometimes you have to accept disappointment and face it head on. I did pretty good during the holidays for the most part. ...... Well not as good as I should have done. I either gained a lot of muscle or excess body weight. Since I was experiencing pain in my knee and foot and only strength trained 5 days in the month of December. I am positive it was from not following my plan to the letter. My last weigh in said 259. WTH! Well this is what happens. How do I handle this little dilemma. <BR> ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:11:53 EST The Four ghost of Christmas fatness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175973 I was up until 3 A.M wrapping presents . I am the second worse present wrapper of all time,with the exception of the person who just brown bags it and says Merry Christmas. <BR> My wife was resting on the couch sleeping and when awake, watching some sappy christmas show,"Joyful Noise" or some crap. <BR> As you can probably tell I am not a christmacy person. What do you expect from a guy who loves the Grinch and Oscar the Grouch.( I am wearing an green Grinch T-shirt with his yellow eye... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:54:38 EST The Fat lady vs. Santa Claus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175277 T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring,not even the fat lady who would be in the fridge sampling the fattening food for tomorrows dinner. <BR> She hung her not so fat stocking by the chimney with care with a bone to pick with St. Nick who would soon be there.. <BR> She is in her purple adult- sized bunny suit. The feet are white and it even has ears like a giant bunny. It's warm and snugly,besides who's going to see her in it. <BR> She i... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:13:04 EST Til the fat lady sings- Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168246 The fat lady was given some advice from the tight- toned lady from the gym. She contemplates how to go about strength training without looking like an complete idiot. She buys a small dumbbell weight set. She makes the mistake that most beginners make that leads her down a path that many have traveled. <BR> The first day she does not give herself a proper warm up or use the bar without weights to make sure her form was correct. She figures that any idiot can strength train. How hard can it... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:33:51 EST If not now,then when? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150728 I just got back from my morning walk. It was a slow 4 miles since my ankle is bothering me. It was the slowest mile per minute I have ever walked,but I still walked. I was not in pain so painful that I could not walk. I was thinking about a recent situation and it really got me thinking.( Thinking and walking is a strong suit of mind. I surprise myself that I can actually do both) <BR> A sparkmember recently passed away earlier this week.Her actual name was Aithley,but she went by WINNING... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:02:40 EST Til the fat lady sings - Part one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139682 The Chicago bears are losing in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots to the tune of 27 - 17 in the forth and final quarter. The Bears players are looking for a miracle as their season is coming to a close with this humiliating loss. A fan in the stand makes a bold statement,yelling it at the Patriot bench," It ain't over till the fat lady sings." <BR> <BR> " Hmmm. really ,are you serious?" Says the fat lady.Yes,she is there,metaphorically speaking of course. She is sitting snug... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:27:14 EST The Sea of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123650 The sea can be an array of things. It looks beautiful during a sunset as the sun seems to melt into it. The gentle wave splash into the beach and sand. The water can be this deep blue and can bring a sense of peace just looking at the water. The waves can be high ,ideal for a surfer who is trying to catch the perfect wave. <BR> The sea can be rough and rocky during a storm. Just as the crew from "Gilligan's Island" Some of you are too young to remember this show. They got shipwrecked on an... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:55:12 EST Praising my sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113966 It a very chilly Friday. I woke up ready to go today. I had one small problem, I am still a little sore from all my workouts this week. My biceps hurt the most because I really worked them yesterday. I did lots of biceps curls and kept constant tension on them ,knowing I would pay for it, well I guess I am paying for it now. <BR> I put some cream on them and took an Aleve. I really wanted to work out today. I don't know why. Yes, I do. <BR> Yesterday i found it hard to get going. I k... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:55:54 EST My Birthday Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104276 First I would like to thank everyone who gave me happy birthday wishes. I had a great day. My wife made me breakfast which consisted of turkey bacon and a serving of pancakes. I can have anything I want for my birthday and I chose Pancakes/bacon. The difference this year is the serving. It was proper sized and no seconds. That is very unusual for me. <BR> Later my wife decided to treat me to lunch and a movie. We have not had a date in quite a while. Before I get ahead of myself let me ... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:34:33 EST The results are in and the winner is......me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095480 This is my second blog entry for the day. I had a few people who asked about my doctor visit.So here it is. I was so prepared. I was not nervous at all because I put a lot of work towards what I wanted to accomplish. <BR> The nurse asked me to get on the scale. I had on a sweat suit (because I was going to workout after my visit ) I had my cellphone,keys,wallet all in my pockets and did not want to be weighed down too much. I took off my jacket with all this crap in the pockets. She moved ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:00:38 EST 20,654 minutes of Conscious Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095367 20,654 minutes is the total thus far of my fitness minutes. What does 20,654 minutes mean? To me it means 20,654 minutes of conscious effort. What does that mean,well let me give you the meaning of the two most important words. <BR> <BR> Conscious: aware of oneself as a thinking being.Intentional. <BR> <BR> Effort: to use energy to do something. A result of working or trying. <BR> <BR> Combine them and it translates to Intentionally thinking to use energy to do something.( see how I ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:17:01 EST Getting into my wife's pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083981 Lol, you are going to love this one. Some of you might remember my unfortunate mishaps at the track. The two incidents where my pants fell down. I was a little embarrassed the day I ran past the older couple and my shorts fell all the way down to my knees. That day I was on a runners high. I did not want to stop and falling shorts were not going to stop me. It gets a little stranger this time. <BR> <BR> I refused to buy new clothes. Yeah, I know, I can only tie them up tighter to a certa... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:22:20 EST Rock Island Trail Adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080663 I decided to ride my bike on the Rock Island Trails here in Peoria. I thought i would share a few pictures I took so you could see. <BR> <BR> This is the railroad overpass. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25987246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There were squirrels and chipmunks trying to commit suicide by crossing in front of us. There are several small bridges along the way. this is one of them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l943606264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:11:50 EST Mental Warfare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071891 Do you notice that your greatest ally is also your greatest enemy.I was reading a book a short while ago by a leading exercise guru. There are so many of them now. The one thing that he mentioned that stayed in my memory is that he said you have to trick your mind. He said to have high carb days alternating with low carb/high protein days. He said to tell your mind one thing and it would assume it is getting one thing when in fact you are doing another.This leads to manipulating your body.I d... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:12:31 EST Celebrate It. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056505 I just weighed myself this morning and guess what is said ? I'll keep you in suspense for a little bit. It really does not matter if I lost anything at this point. Well I would like to continue on to my weight loss goal. It is quite a ways off. <BR> <BR> I was thinking, yes ,it happened again, LaVell had a thought,You thought you smelled burning brain cells. That was me. I was reading a few blogs and some were expressing disappointments in their weight loss progress. One Sparkie only... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:30:24 EST I am my own motivation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037781 The question a lot of Sparkies ask each other is ,"Why are you doing this or what is your motivation." There are numerous reasons a person gives as to why they are seemly punishing their bodies, giving up certain food that are hampering their progress. Some are trying to fit into a dress they once wore long ago when they felt sexy or proud of their body. Some are making an old boyfriend/girlfriend jealous of what they lost. Some are just wanting to be amongst the fit and fabulous. To run ma... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:22:49 EST Return to the Midnighter Hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027176 Station manager: We go live in 5,4,3,2,1...... <BR> <BR> DJ:Hello !To our faithful listeners. Welcome to our telecast for tonight on, WE-FAT, on your F.M dial. That was, Weird Al ,with his popular hit, "Fat." Dedicated to all you people sitting on your couches and having a bowl of Haagen-daz. Well fresh off his last appearance on the Midnighter hour ,we get Inner Demon making an appearance to give us a little insight as to why people are fat. <BR> <BR> Inner Demon makes his way to sit ... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:46:35 EST Hope is...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019528 Okay, don't breathe too much of the fumes from the last blog i posted. I realized once i had a good nights sleep ,i needed to do the opposite of what i did on the last blog. The thing i was trying to say is be careful, the people who you think might be in your corner are secretly the people who put you there in the first place. <BR> This is supposed to be about getting healthy and bettering our lives. It will not be easy and you are going to have to be focused, disciplined and determi... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:37:22 EST Its a total conspiracy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018748 I Started a blog a short while ago about Fastfood restaurants sabotaging your efforts to be healthy. In reality the fast food restaurant have allies. They are the food companies of this country. Here's the dilemma. So called health food cost more. It cost more for you to eat healthier foods.Given the state of this country's economy everything cost more and you get less. With the small exception of fast foods which are unhealthy and cheaper and more convenient to purchase. <BR> I am willing ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:44:08 EST So what are you looking at !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013542 I am posting a 2nd blog today to address a concern that some of you have. It is not so much a concern ,more like fear. I have read numerous blogs where someone is afraid to go to the gym,walk outside,ride a bike or be seen by other people. <BR> This overwhelming fear has let memberships go unused, bikes collecting dust and enjoying fresh air and beautiful scenery a novelty. <BR> I'll tell you a story that I told THUNDERBIRD79. Once upon a time, in a place called Peoria. There was a guy (... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:29:10 EST Going Further. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012847 I had to get a new pair of running shoes,the others are worn out from all the walking and running I have been doing this year.I have flat feet ,so I only wear New Balances.While we were out I decided to replace my speedometer for my bike. I decided to break in my new shoes and speedometer all at the same time. We went to the bike trails again,since we had so much fun the last time. <BR> We decided to take turns transporting our youngest son,Christopher in the carrier. He is sixty-five pou... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:03:04 EST Ramble on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004254 I did not beat the alarm. I hit the snooze button twice. My wife got up and asked if i was going to run this morning, since she was going to her CPR class. The last time i went to the track without her I really shocked myself with my performance. I slayed it. I decided to go and am i glad I did. I ate a breakfast of an hard -boiled egg,oatmeal and a cup of green tea. I hear Green Tea starts the body in fat burning mode. <BR> I gave my teenager a few chores and sat at my kitchen table an... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:37:31 EST Regrettable Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5001983 I know this blog will pi$$ off some people, make some people upset and make others say to themselves,"I needed that." <BR> Sometimes I feel the truth just needs to be told. Some do not want to hear it, or just totally disregard it . <BR> <BR> A Poem (well it kinda rhymes) <BR> Monday, Oh! Monday. The day after Sunday. Two days from fun day(Saturday) My, how some people hate Monday. <BR> It's the beginning of the week, the d... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 13:25:05 EST Sharpening my sword. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998680 I am watching the Olympics as a good portion of the world currently is and I saw an interesting commercial that kinda motivated me today. I don't know what the commercial was about, but it was about commitment and discipline. It had a comment about an olympic athlete saying he has not ordered dessert in two years. I watched the swimmers,gymnast and other athletes discuss their commitment to achieve their goals, which in the case is an Olympic gold medal. Can you imagine the discipline these ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:54:40 EST No whinning or complaining, just willpower and determination. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992221 The last two days have been a lot of time spent with my little family. Yesterday (Saturday) We went to a local bike trail that runs from Peoria (where I live) to 50 miles to the next town. Princeville, I believe with another town in between that 10 to 12 miles away. <BR> My teen aged son was leading the three of us going towards Peoria,we started the wrong way, and went 5 mile back to Peoria. I tried to pass him and he said to me,"Oh No! fat man, I can't let you get in the lead." I was a ... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:09:43 EST Welcome to the Midnighter Hour. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988200 Hello, I'm your host for tonight's show. I've had many guest on this show but tonight's guest is very special and dear to me. Let me introduce you to ....myself. <BR> The live audience all applaud as the applaud sign lights up. A slightly over weight man comes on the stage,waves to the crowd and takes a seat. <BR> <BR> Host: <BR> " First i would like to tell you a little bit about our guest. He received an Academy Award for his portrayal of an obese middle-aged man w... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:34:16 EST Dedicated to my sparkfriends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985201 It is not easy to live life sometimes,and face the world with a smile when you're feeling discouraged. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, and find the strength and believe that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. But there is ! Each and every new day offers you these wonderful beginnings. Hold on to these thoughts and you will come out stronger,with renewed hope and with a new pride in yourself from knowing that you made it. <BR> <BR> You would think that ta... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:02:19 EST Only "YOU" know "YOU" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982566 No one knows you better than you know yourself. I have come to find that not all people are the same. One person may start jogging and may be able to stick to it. They may be able to run miles when others are still in the walking stage. Some may be able to use staunch discipline, stay within their calorie range ,never indulge in fast food , junk food or soda.Some people will have great difficulty resisting these things and may have to indulge a little or a lot. Some may absolutely hate str... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:12:18 EST The road to Hell is paved in gold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979805 When I was a small boy I remember my mother saying this a couple of times. The next time I heard her talking to one of her girlfriends who was having a hard time I asked her what did it mean. My mother was a christian woman, she did not require me to be. I state this because not everyone is a christian on this site ,me included. I don't want it to seem like I am infringing on religion and not every non-christian is a bad person. There. <BR> When I asked my mother what her statement mean... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:05:41 EST See it,be it,do it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977059 I was looking at my vision collage or the things I have chosen to put on it. I was missing a poster board to put it all on,which I had my wife purchase today. I looked at the pictures of healthy bodies,people looking comfortable in their skin. I also have excuses I use to use when I did not want to workout or eat right. Things like," Too tired today" ," I'm sore" ," I'm too old" ," I'll start tomorrow." Food things like,"How can I give up beer ", "Healthy food taste terrible"and every other ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:07:02 EST Unstoppable,so you better get out of the way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975276 Nothing saps your motivation like the weather. Rain in your face( I wish we had some,I would run in it with no problem) Snow up to your knees or heat and humidity,like we are currently experiencing. I woke up before my alarm went off and was getting ready to take on the day. My mind told me to go back to bed and enjoy the air conditioning. I know I say this a lot, but it is really true,I am on a mission. I refuse to let anything derail me,not the weather, soreness,laziness,or any excuse I ca... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:59:16 EST Oh, Ahh!! it feels so good, give me more of that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969275 I bet that got a lot of attention. Is it going to be something dirty,inappropriate or bad. I ran today.I am on pace to out do last month which for a guy like me who does not like to run is pretty good. I set small like goals and try to go beyond what i have set. I have to run 15 miles this month. Since i have knee and ankle problems I will struggle to accomplish this task. I would like to lose 5 pounds and be below 260 ,which I have not been below in 15 years. I want to be ranked # 2 in fitne... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:21:31 EST Chipping away at the stone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966022 I was thinking about something today, it shook the whole house, I had a thought. I was looking at my vast collection of books. I have six book shelves full of bookS and not to mention the numerous boxes . You might think I read a lot, lately I have not had the concentration to focus an reading. I am a mood reader. I need somewhere quiet,isolated, and creepy.( I read a lot of horror so it sets the mood to where I take myself when I read) I do most of my reading lately in my basement. In the ex... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:34:18 EST The Wolf always gets the Lamb that strays away from the rest. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956618 What does that title mean? As you know I have a round -about way of getting to my point. Did you think today would be any different ? <BR> Yesterday I did not go to the neighborhood back yard bar-b-que bash next door. My wife went and brought back food. A few shrimp,a couple of rib eyes,chocolate chip cookies,wings and a baked potatoe. I know you ask your self ,what did i do, right. <BR> I cut away a small amout of fat from the ribeye ,weighed it.It came to 4oz,Slightly more than... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:11:45 EST Happy Independence day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954032 Well bar-b-cue is going to stink up my entire neighborhood. It is so enticing . The smell of charred fat and meat.( okay vegetarians don't get off that easy) The smell of potato salad,mac'n cheese,cold beer,mojitos,daiquiris and other delights will be free flowing all over. <BR> My next door neighbors usually have a big lawn party with so many different foods and drinks you will need a wheel barrel to wheel your self home. These guys can really cook. They have a miniature cannon that is so... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 19:06:21 EST