QUINDAP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUINDAP QUINDAP'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/ Smile it's a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3060378 Here is one way to start you day with a smile. My niece told me this, she is quite the jokester. <BR> <BR> What did the green grape say to the purple grape........... <BR> <BR> .........Breathe! Breathe! <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sparkies!! Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:01:46 EST Weight loss tip of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2991939 The biggest loser at my weight-loss club was an elderly woman. <BR> "How'd you do it?" we asked. <BR> "Easy," she said. "Every night I take my teeth out at six o'clock." <BR> <BR> -- Cathy J. Schreima <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work SPARKIES!! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:43:56 EST Bland food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2987222 Here is a good suggestion <BR> <BR> My sisters and I have weight problems and are always sharing diet tips. One day my oldest sister was showing us a low-fat cookbook and pointed out a chicken dish she had tried the night before. Reading the ingredients, I commented, "It looks like it would taste really bland." <BR> <BR> "It did," she replied, "until I added cheese and sour cream." <BR> <BR> What creativity!! Have a nice day Sparkies!!! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:29:18 EST Read the FINE Print http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980727 <BR> Needing to shed a few pounds, my husband and I went on a diet that had specific recipes for each meal of the day. I followed the instructions closely, dividing the finished recipe in half for our individual plates. We felt terrific and thought the diet was wonderful—we never felt hungry! <BR> <BR> But when we realized we were gaining weight, not losing it, I checked the recipes again. There, in fine print, was "Serves 6." -- Barbara Currie <BR> <BR> Hey Sparkies....Have a great... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:38:15 EST Start you day laughing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2978045 Secret Switch <BR> <BR> After noticing how trim my husband had become, a friend asked me how I had persuaded him to diet. It was then I shared my dark secret: "I put our teenage son's shorts in his underwear drawer." <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:37:50 EST Getting there..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2901677 Ok. ok. so it has been awhile since I posted. By hey it happens. Weighed in this morning and to my surprise i had lost a total of 11, ELEVEN pounds since I started actively pursuing this change in my life. Let me say it one more time ELEVEN pounds lost!! I am now at 195. This is great. Eating healthy and exercising has really helped me. Some days are the worst, I just want to roll over and go back to sleep. But I pull myself up,don the workout clothes and get with it. And it is rea... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:51:19 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2859315 Sort a, kind a, rested for the past two days. But I'm back again ready to tackle an eight mile day. Got discouraged because my Blood Glucose meter was not ready correctly. First it read 129 and then 345 then 340....who knows...could not get an accurate reading. <BR> <BR> Everything is now ready to go now. Everything has checked out and now i am ready to get back to concerning those 8 mile days. <BR> <BR> Got a Total Gym to up the work outs. I really don't know how to track the calori... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 01:05:06 EST I did it AGAIN!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2849776 Ok, ok this is the second day of walking more than five miles. WOO HOO. I did it. First day walked 6.85 miles and today I surprised my self, walked 7.53 miles. I have been actively working out and eat right since January 10th and in that time I have lost 7 pounds. <BR> <BR> I even did the SparkPeople 10-Minute Jump Start Cardio Workout Video. I wasn't very good and could not do everything as well as the instructor. But I did do it and I got through it. Tomorrow can only be easier <... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 19:29:51 EST How accurate are pedometers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2845662 Ok here is my situation...I put my pedometer on my hip I walked three times and each time I wrote down the numbers on the pedometer. I added them together and they cam up to a whopping 17,629 steps. Could this be possible? I walked over 6 miles. <em>40</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:17:21 EST Day four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2839600 Ok I am getting a little doscouraged. Can I make it through this challenge and actually lose 10 pounds,,,,,I don't know. Scale is not moving....entire body is sore. Maybe I just need a day off Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:24:50 EST Walking for Weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2830355 I am so into walking as part of my weight loss plan that sometimes I can be quite pig-headed about it. Always having to rush home so I can walk my 4.4 miles a day, It can get annoying to my friends. <BR> <BR> I was given this by one of my friends. <BR> <BR> <BR> Walking for Exercise & Weight Loss <BR> <BR> I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing. <BR> <BR> Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additio... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:23:20 EST 28 day challenge First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2826455 Ok got up this morning excited about the 28 day challenge. Did ninety minutes of cardio, surprized my self!. Was getting tired and winded at 40 minutes and almost gave up. But <BR> I pushed through and when I got to 45 minutes, its like the after burners kicked in and everything seem so much easier. I just kept going, and going. Almost felt like the energizer bunny. Only reason i stopped was because my niece called from Hawaii. Don't know if I can keep up this pace for 28 days....But... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:46:01 EST list of low glycemic index foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2811615 I have been researching information about low glycemic foods and I can not find two sites that agree. i found one that said hotdogs were a high index food and another site put hotdogs on the good list. One site tells me that pasta is ok and the other it is a big no no. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a good site that gives me the correct information about what is a low glycemic food and which isn't? I am so confused <em>40</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:36:17 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2804163 I have so busy trying to reach my goals for the week I may have overdone it alittle. I am so tired and sore that I think I will do light exersize tomarrow morning and then relax and work in the craft room for the rest of the day. Just to recharge my batteries. <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:57:37 EST When do you weigh in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2799786 When is the best time to weigh in? Everyday, once a week? In the morning, or before bed? <BR> <BR> Does consistency offer the most accurate weight loss to record, or Does it really matter. What is your opinion? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:33:12 EST