RAD062010's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAD062010 RAD062010'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/ Here we go AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827050 When at first you don't suceed, <BR> <BR> try, <BR> <BR> Try, <BR> <BR> TRY AGAIN. <BR> <BR> Here we are at again, AGAIN. <BR> <BR> I will do it again....faster, farther, and better than I did before. <BR> <BR> ! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> ....do I really need faster, farther and better.... ???? LOL...no not really, but it sure does sound good! <BR> <BR> Slow and consistent gets her done just as well. <BR> <BR> Here we go AGAIN Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:44:35 EST Why do we do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4725088 1) Set our goals. <BR> <BR> 2) Work hard. (Come on...REALLY hard) <BR> <BR> 3) Stay focused. <BR> <BR> 4) Sweat PROFUSELY!!!! <BR> <BR> 5) Reach our goals. <BR> <BR> 6) Celebrate! <BR> <BR> ********** <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> ********* <BR> <BR> (OK - this was the fun part.... do I hear an amen?....LOL....) <BR> <BR> 7) Look good and feel better than we have in years <BR> <BR> 8) Accept the congrats and admiration of our family, friends and peers... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 11:41:42 EST The Real Life Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4591339 I made my goals.... <BR> <BR> 1 - Hit my goal weight of 135 (woohoo!) which lasted about 3 seconds (the truth) <BR> <BR> 2 - Rode my 1st century ride (that's 100 long miles baby) on 10/2/2011. I was so proud! Then my biking buddy went on vacation, and it rained the 2 times I scheduled caregivers so that I could ride. EXCUSES, EXCUSES... <BR> <BR> 3 - My scale has lost it's little battery operated brain. <BR> <BR> Stumbled off the path, took a wrong turn....sumthin' happened! <B... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:10:49 EST Spitting Distance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4376737 Yep, it's true. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am in spittin' distance of my original goal of 135. Yep it is a couple of monhs later than I had written down...but you know what. I don't even care. I am almost there Sparky boys and girls. <BR> <BR> ....and I have so many wonderful friends to thank for helping me to this point. <BR> <BR> so XOXOXO and more to you all. Could not have done it without ya. <BR> <BR> I wish I could share the warm fuzzy feelings that I have in person ... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:32:06 EST Be Not Wasteful or is that Waistful? - more choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366577 Happened by SANDIEGOJOHN's Blog/Spark Page today.... love his stuff and his promoting of others' equally good stuff.... <BR> <BR> Anyway, he was talking about being real. Here's real for ya. <BR> <BR> There are dinner and lunch leftovers in the fridge. Why am I the only one that feels that we should eat leftovers? Rather than burying them in the back of the frig for a couple more days so that they spoil and then we can throw them out with a lesser amount of guilt. <BR> <BR> Didn't your... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:55:16 EST Today is my gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4360175 Got really angry about some things today. I knew it was coming. I know it's not over (it may never be over)! However, I can't control the person and the situation that is causing the anger. Hell, they are what they are, they can't even control themselves. <BR> <BR> I have so much to say....especially when I am angry. <BR> <BR> But you know what? I am not gonna vent that all over you today my fellow Sparkers. <BR> <BR> I am gonna take the anger and put it to good use. I am gonna c... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:06:53 EST I knew it - LOL - artificial sweetners are fakers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332951 Read this article: <BR> <BR> http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/di<BR>et-soda-may-be-making-you-fat-2504019/ <BR> <BR> I know that when I have one diet coke I would like 2, 5, 9 or maybe 57 more. That stuff is like crack cocaine for me. (Yet I must confess that I have a glass beside me now. Darn! .....and yes I want more.) <BR> <BR> Most the time I can resist it's siren call. Today, I got sucked in totally! <BR> <BR> A big bag of rice cakes and a BIG Diet Coke. She hangs ... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:57:52 EST Where does all that fat go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325614 I pick up the reduced fat cream cheese and the NO fat cream cheese to carefully compare labels to make the smart choice. But something is bothering me... what do they do with the extracted fat? I mean really, it must go somewhere, mustn't it? <BR> <BR> I have often wondered where does all that fat go? <BR> <BR> Why do I ponder this? Because it is just another little something that someone is not telling us. <BR> <BR> - Is it converted into something better? <BR> <BR> - Is it stockp... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:13:04 EST Random Thoughts and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4296243 Do things taste better after you workout because you are so gosh darn hungry or because there is some sort of mental spice that get added to your meal from the pride of having completed your workout? <BR> <BR> Just how terrible is it to give into the urge to have a Diet Coke? <BR> <BR> Life is good when you have friends that do nice things for you. I hope that I am as good a friend to my friends! (Thanks to Don for fixing my flat in my hot, sweaty hour of need.....and.....then some.) <BR>... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:32:34 EST Can I be a blogger with a following when I grow up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4245867 Can I do this? <BR> <BR> Do I have what it takes to make a difference in another's day? Maybe even some total stranger in cyberspace.... <BR> <BR> Will "they" get my humor? <BR> <BR> Laugh with me (this is very, very, very important), cry with me, share the happiness, see something new, and open their hearts/minds? There will be days of anger and angst. (Can they read through the emotion to understand the yin/yang realities of life that I ponder? Where there is joy, there can be also... Fri, 20 May 2011 16:52:00 EST 'fess up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4239644 I met a new friend on the trail biking... He said something to me... <BR> <BR> "I exercise to eat!" <BR> <BR> I have to confess (and laugh at the same time), this is me too. <BR> <BR> I love what exercise does for the body. After the shower to wash away the grime of the road and that hard earned sweat and the muscles recoop some, you feel so fine (mentally, physically, even spiritually .... it all seems to come together.) <BR> <BR> That should be enough to get my happy little keister ... Tue, 17 May 2011 21:02:08 EST Waiting... Waiting... Waiting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4227739 Waiting for the bad news.... <BR> <BR> You know the news is probably not gonna be good, but you just hope for the best. <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> At the car dealer's, waiting with like 20 people.... for a oil change to make my SUV purr - that's the good thing. Then also waiting to find out why my A/C has decided that producing blown air just a couple of degrees cooler than the outside air is COOL... I love my little Santa Fe (except for it's fuel appetite... it really needs to ... Thu, 12 May 2011 10:47:00 EST Be...... NOT a Procrastinator! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209333 I always have the best of intentions: <BR> <BR> 1) Get up early <BR> 2) Go to the gym (or ride the bike.... or take a walk...or do the exercise DVD) <BR> 3) Eat right <BR> 4) Avoid temptation(s) <BR> 5) Make it right <BR> 6) Solve all the world's problems <BR> <BR> LOL.... okay....***more laughter***.... let's get back to reality today. <BR> <BR> This is the real world. Accept the facts and move on. <BR> <BR> 1) I am not a get up early person...I am a stay a little longer or st... Wed, 4 May 2011 10:06:04 EST My Hormones Kicked my Butt for a Couple of Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4196409 I hate bad months! <BR> <BR> Pardon me while I have a little pity party for one.... I had about 3 really bad days in a row. Some bad eating, negative thoughts galore, extreme couch time, opportunities to accomplish much missed due to total inactivity. <BR> <BR> Think I am past the worst of it now. Thank Goodness! I just feel so totally out-of-control, hypersensitive, AND unreasonable (yet I know on some level that I am not being reasonable, it does not change how bad it feels.) <BR> <B... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:01:39 EST What will the scale say tomorrow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4175209 I am a little scared... my calories have been much more...but I have also been exercising more... cardio and some weights. <BR> <BR> I can feel and see a difference. <BR> <BR> I have keister definition. (We are simply NOT focusing on the abs at this point.... I still have a belly, but I can honestly say that it has diminished ....woohoo! But it is a weak area of mine. Those ab exercises tend to irritate my old injuries), and my arms are no longer total flab (semi-flab is a big improv... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:07:37 EST Self Sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4160642 You have to believe. <BR> <BR> YOU HAVE TO.... <BR> <BR> Spent much of my life seeing the glass half empty instead of half full. I think that maybe, just maybe, I can make it to the other side. We all know that it is a much better place to be. It does mean accepting that not all things will be perfect, but good can be mighty fine. It also does not mean being in denial. You must be able to still see the flaws, to compensate for them..... But why focus and obsess on the negatives, when ... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:30:27 EST What does the future hold? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4137430 I have no freakin' clue..... <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> Today I am okay with that. <BR> <BR> I am exercising almost regularly. Eating really well. These are big accomplishments seeing that I was not living in my own house for most of last month. I am cooking for family and still managing to stay pretty much on the straight and narrow. <BR> <BR> I feel better physically than I have in a long time. Don't have a paying job and let me tell you that is very scary. But I have savings that wi... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 20:14:57 EST Rising Above It All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4121381 I have been an infrequent visitor to SparkPeople these last several weeks. <BR> <BR> OH how I have missed you all!!!!! <BR> <BR> Not having easy Internet access and major Family priorities means that I have not been able to keep up so well with my Food & Exercise Trackers. Ooh - don't know about you but that keeps me honest (and gives me the chance to be successful in many ways on a day to day basis even as other things around me implode). <BR> <BR> Thank you my Spark friends for your... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:03:37 EST GASP!!! - I don't wanna be a runner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4054562 Go ahead..... put the hating on me....I can take it. <BR> <BR> ***whimper*** <BR> <BR> Okay, maybe not! <BR> <BR> I do, however, promise to not hate you because you are or want to be a runner. <BR> I support your wish/desire/obsession to pound the pavement. It burns tons of calories, you have lots of races to enter/milestones to hit (1K to 5K to miles and miles and then the Ironman????), it keeps you healthy and most important of all, it makes you feel GOOD! That last little bit I wis... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:47:56 EST Food Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4049497 All my life I can remember thinking about what yummy thing I was going to eat next. Seems like one of the best ways to reward myself was with food. I think about food alot. (ALOT!) It also seems like most of my family gatherings in the past and now focus on going out to eat or fun gatherings with all your favorites within reach (calling to you even....LOL). <BR> <BR> I wonder how that habit got set? Even as a kid.... I remember thinking: <BR> 1) What was the treat that was going to ... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:41:34 EST There is a first time for everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4038352 Never done the BLOG thing before. Thought I would give it a try. <BR> <BR> Feeling a little needy and a little out of control. I sometimes like to vent.... or is that spew....LOL....? Venting is supposed to get things off your chest (and stop you from obsessing on them). Letting things out is supposed to make you feel better, right? <BR> <BR> Well, along with healthy living in the form of eating right and exercising, which is the reason that we are all here..... I am gonna take thi... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:33:05 EST