MINDYBCUZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MINDYBCUZ MINDYBCUZ'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/ stupidGluten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320298 I just want to express my frustration with trying to make a gluten free cookie bar -similar to ones that I had from a lovely gluten free baker in Pennsylvania-last year- I can't believe how expensive gf products are , I'm so much happier if I just try to forget that bread and the like exists. Ive been gf for one year and yeah feeling better is worth it but at $20.00 for supplies to make a 9x9 pan of these bars I'm glad that I almost never want cookies Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:56:15 EST meds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242205 I take a gerd med and a med for bp, irregular heartbeat and migraines and i feel as if they all just suddenly stopped working as if im not even taking them.this ever happen to u? I made a doc appt and i know people oftenneedbpmed adjustments but this is crazy a week ago all was good and has been good 4a year. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 22:56:00 EST more zzzz...'s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065932 HI. it is one of those weeks where I am so overwhelmed by what i should and shouldn't eat that I feel like I'm goin' crazy, My cholesterol is sky high and my doc suggested going low-carb cut out red meat and increase fish. I cut out gluten this past spring to help cut-down on my migraines per my daughters "triple-dog-dare-ya" and it has been helping and if its just a case of mind over matter then thats ok with me but it has also helped me cut back on the junk that i was eating , my iron is l... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:06:25 EST good blender?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878286 Hi! : ) Can anyone recommend a really good blender that does a good job for making shakes and smoothies? one that is tough enough to combine spinach with greek yogurt, and fruit and maybe protein powder? Thanks : ) Have an awesome day. Sat, 12 May 2012 12:33:44 EST zzzzzzz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4059054 I am so zzzzzzzzzzz..... happy today, well, sort of -my doc finally figured out why I've been feeling horrible- I have Mono- that was totally unexpected but it's nice to finally have an answer I was feeling like Dorothy on Golden Girls when the doctors couldn't figure out what she had and it was chronic fatigue syndrome- I would've maybe thought that but mono- lol I thought that is stereotypically for high school students, ok, good nite <em>31</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:45:37 EST water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027505 I need some advice : ) <BR> I am sooo thirsty all of the time and I drink water non-stop all day long,(generally 12 8 oz glasses) I do take a tiny amount of diuretic because it is part of my blood pressure pill, and I have one cup of decaf coffee daily, I make sure to drink a large glass of water with my protein shakes and with my gerd and bp meds, I am staying exactly in my calorie range daily and I cut way down on sodium intake, I have been loosing just over 3 pounds per week for the pas... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:17:36 EST FLAX OIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012168 ok, I know flax oil is good to consume but can anyone please tell me what do you do with it? I finally purchased some yesterday and I mixed it into my protein drink today and I was thinking of making some sort of salad dressing with it? but I am really curious to know how everyone else uses it? Thank you VERY MUCH for your time and have a Happy weekend : ) Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:54:17 EST ever hear of the FIRST LINE DIET????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3989598 HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN ON OR IS NOW ON THE FIRST LINE THERAPY DIET? I'M LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT HAS TRIED IT -IT'S TARGETED AT DIABETICS AND PEOPLE WITH A VARIETY OF HEALTH ISSUES I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE TO TALK TO ANYONE THAT IS/WAS ON IT FOR RECIPE SWAPPING AND ENCOURAGEMENT -THANKS AND HAVE AN AWESOME DAY : ) Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:09:37 EST yin and yang http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978638 I'm happy that I just made it thru 5 days of eating 98% healthy and getting some exercise and making better choices, I feel lighter and REALLY CRANKY!!!!! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:13:35 EST hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970684 So, I went for a body fat test on Wednesday and to meet with a nutritionists' assistant- which makes her a regular person lol, - I've been to a dietitian b4 and she didn't know what quinoa was and she pretty much just prints out the same diet plan for everyone, so I went to people that have a different approach , and after my body fat test she asked me what my goal weight was and instead of addressing the whole I want to get my body fat % down and that is what matters I just decided to answe... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:42:59 EST My music part 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953193 I'm just for the heck of it going to list the songs that I have set-up for my work-out they are fun and motivating and I am always looking for more ideas : ) This is how I spent my snowy day. <BR> <BR> First are the warm-up songs, then the faster pace cardio songs, the cool-down songs and then the weight-lifting songs: <BR> <BR> Warm-up songs: <BR> <BR> "Pleasant Valley Sunday"- The Monkees <BR> <BR> "Subdivisions"-Rush <BR> <BR> "Sunshine Day"-the Brady bunch (remember laughter is the ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:41:10 EST music http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3942260 What is your fave song or songs to listen to when you exercise? I am borrowing my daughter's ipod and I want to add some fun songs- so far she has the soundtrack to hair spray -Thanks : ) Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:28:53 EST grr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3775329 i was told by one of my co-workers today that fat people have no reason to be angry, mean or bitchy or judgemental (basically because large people aren't worthy ) i had to stop listening to her rant-how rude/wrong -oh and yes she is skinny. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:42:30 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3770437 HI. ITS BEEN A LOOOOOOONG TIME SINCE I SIGNED INTO SPARK PEOPLE IM AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OF 183.6 POUNDS TODAY.GROSS . Mon, 8 Nov 2010 13:41:29 EST in the future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2919868 I am really looking forward to loosing enough fat so that one day when I ice sk8 with my daughter I can lace up both of my skates with out getting out of breath, without feeling like im mashing my gut while i'm doing this and without needing her to help me stand up once I get the skates on this disgust can make me crazy but it's also gonna make for some more motivation, next year at this time I picture the senario of a much healthier mommy that can spend the time at the rink watching her daug... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:30:23 EST desserts everywhere!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2867204 only day 3 and I'm already halucinating - I asked my daughter why is there an oatmeal cookie on the living-room floor- silly me it was a stuffed animals foot!!! <BR> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:17:31 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858451 ok! so today I finally got off my rotund glutes and got on the treadmill my knees were not enjoying it but I made some goals, rules, commitments one of which was to do atleast 30 minutes of cardio atleast 3 days per week to start ok did that , to drink more water, ok did that, to bring healthy snacks to work ,check to resist the office goodies, ok i was great til 6pm -my daughter wanted to go to the Chinese buffet - I think its time for me to restrict buffets from my life for a year or 2 - la... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:05:47 EST