RLMCCOY124's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RLMCCOY124 RLMCCOY124'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/ Vegas in 3 Weeks - 8 Pounds to Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884069 Release the Beast - Phase 4 Week 2 Day 4 <BR> <BR> Exactly three weeks from today, and at the time I'm drafting this blog today, I will be in the air on a United flight, half way across the States heading towards Las Vegas. This will be my first time in Sin City; and I have to admit, I'm quite stoked with the idea of getting away and getting crazy, albeit, not quite like the Hangover movie. <BR> <BR> I've been 'maintaining' my weight steady now for about a month. I haven't been super st... Wed, 16 May 2012 11:39:05 EST RTB-R P3W3D6 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854710 Woohoo! Looking Good Lee-Lee! At present, I am streaming a new song I purchased from Amazon.com, via their Cloud Player. It's called, "In the Air" that features Angela McClusky, written by Morgan Page. One of its lyrics asks, "Can you feel it? Can you feel the change? It's in the air." My reply to my new friends, Angela and Morgan: "Why, yes, so glad you asked... I'm certainly feeling the change in the air". This song has been my theme song for Phase 3 Week 3 - I'm making progress! <BR>... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:47:59 EST RTB-R P3W3D1 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846531 Yesterday, we booked our flights to Las Vegas, NV. Man, they are not shy about their airfares. We were debating whether or not we should wait a couple of more days to see if they would go down; but, I decided to go ahead and get the big items knocked out. We are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for two nights. Then, we're off to Zion National Park to a resort called the Ponderosa for some outdoorsy fun. We'll return to Vegas for two more nights, and we'll fly out in the afternoo... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:42:38 EST RTB-R P3W2D4 Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842125 What I did: <BR> <BR> Lee's Hodgepodge Workout Extraordinaire! <BR> <BR> -- Military Pushups with Bars 3 Sets of 15 <BR> -- Pushups Standard with Bars feet on a Bosu Ball one leg raised - 1 Set 20 Reps <BR> -- Bosu Ball Squat-Curl-Press - 2 Sets of 15 with 20 lbs Dumbbells <BR> -- Bosu Ball 'Highland Dance Toe Taps' - 3 Sets of 2 minutes <BR> -- Jailhouse Flys - 2 Sets of 12 Reps - 25 lbs dumbbells <BR> -- Jailhouse Flys - 1 Set of 6 Reps - 35 lbs dumbbells <BR> -- Heisman Jump Pose - 2 Se... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:19:33 EST RTB-R P3W2D4 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841254 Last night's commute home from work was quite enjoyable. Yes, my wife and I were stuck in traffic, windows down, and an 'oldie-but-a-goody' hit the airwaves - Boogie Down! Yes, there we were, singing our hearts out, while dancing in our seats, as folks looked at us as if had gone mad. It was brilliant! Of course, we were legendary! <BR> <BR> I have to admit, I am enjoying my 'vegetarian days.' My meals have gotten plant heavy in the past two and half months. There are some days where I... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:46:41 EST RTB-R P3W2D3 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839069 I am wearing PINK today in support of my neighbor, Denise, who is battling breast cancer. It was good to talk with her on Saturday past. We hadn't seen her in a couple of months and had no idea what she was going through. She was sporting a green bandana; and I thought she was quite lovely. <BR> <BR> I am grateful today. I started today off reflecting on good things. Yeah, I could focus on the negative; but really, what good ever comes from that? I learned three life lessons from the... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:09:37 EST RTB-R P3W2D2 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837464 Well, I weighed in over the weekend - no weight loss to record; and that's alright by me. My body is doing just fine and is adjusting. I also haven't been that physical over the last week and didn't exercise as often as I would have liked. Transitions - they seem to always offer a bump in the road; and I have transitioned to the Spring term at the University. I've been very perplexed with my new class selections; in so much I've put a lot of focus on learning the material in depth. It is... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:01:36 EST RTB-R Healthy Breakfast Idea - A Dash-and-Dine Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831496 RTB-R Healthy Breakfast Idea - Mediterranean Egg Sandwich <BR> <BR> Cook Time - 5 Minutes <BR> Clean up time - 5 Minutes <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> - Butter or EVOO <BR> - 1 or 2 Large Egg <BR> - Basil Pesto Sauce <BR> - Sun Dried Tomato <BR> - Spinach Leaves <BR> -- Multi-grain Deli Thins <BR> <BR> How To Make - <BR> <BR> Fry your egg in the butter or EVOO the way you like it. I recommend harden the yolk. Some people omit egg yolks because of cholesterol concerns; but I don't bec... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:41:48 EST Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 3 Week 1 Starting Metrics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827046 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 3 Week 1 Starting Metrics <BR> <BR> W E I G H T <BR> -- Phase 1 Starting Weight - 260 pounds <BR> -- Phase 2 Starting Weight - 239 pounds <BR> -- Phase 3 Starting Weight - 231 pounds <BR> -- Weight Loss in 8 Weeks - 28 pounds <BR> <BR> N E C K <BR> -- Phase 1 - 18.50 inches <BR> -- Phase 2 - 18.00 inches <BR> -- Phase 2 - 17.50 inches <BR> -- Total Inches Lost in 8 Weeks - 1.00 inch <BR> <BR> C H E S T <BR> -- Phase 1 (straight nipple-to-nipple) - 47.00 inc... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:43:49 EST RTB-R Phase 3 Start - Comparison Video of P1-3 Pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825390 This is a quick video I made for comparing my start photos for Phase 1, 2, and now 3. Today starts the beginning of the third month in my new Journey; and I am down 28 pounds since I started out 2 months ago. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 08:45:45 EST RTB-R P2W4D3 Post Workout Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819728 I'm getting quite skilled here with the 'movie making' software. Woot! Almost first rate... Look out Hollywood! Wed, 4 Apr 2012 06:49:47 EST RTB-R P2W4D3 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818280 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 4 Day 3 Journal <BR> <BR> I weighed myself over the weekend. I lost about 2 pounds last week. I was hoping for a five pound reduction; but I'll take the 2 with a smile. <BR> <BR> Today is day 3 of the last week of Phase 2; and I've been out of sorts the last couple of days. Partly, because I've been on Spring Break with my college studies. Also, I came down with a 24 hour Flu-like bug on Sunday. My wife was feeling ill when we got up on Sunday... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:10:44 EST RTB-R P2W3D6 Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812235 Release The Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 6 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Mediterranean Egg White Sandwich <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Celery <BR> -- Peanut Butter <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Ham (4 oz) <BR> -- Pinto Beans <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Blueberry) <BR> <BR> SNACK PM <BR> --Peanut Butter and Honey on a Multi-Grain Deli Thin <BR> -- Hard Boiled Eggs (2) <BR> <B... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:41:12 EST RTB-R P2W3D5 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810329 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 5 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Organic Honey and Oats Cereal <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Multigrain Bagel Thin with Raw Honey <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Fresh Strawberries <BR> -- Raw Almonds <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Grilled Chicken (4 oz) <BR> -- Half Baked Sweet Potato (Plain) <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yo... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:21:24 EST RTB-R P2W3D3 Post Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809501 Just a quick vLoG, post workout -- with 2 exercise demonstrations. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:09:19 EST RTB-R P2W3D3 Post Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809500 Just a quick vLoG, post workout -- with 2 exercise demonstrations. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:09:19 EST RTB-R P2W3D4 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809208 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 4 Journal <BR> <BR> I looked at my employment badge today as I was entering my workplace and began laughing. The picture has me at 20 plus pounds heavier than I am now. Yeah, you can see it in my face that I've lost weight. I sort of noticed it last night as I was making a VLOG demonstrating a few exercises. <BR> <BR> I've also noticed that I've been moving my belt (in the desired direction) a couple of notches; and now, I am on the last p... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:46:54 EST RTB-R P2W3D4 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809158 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 4 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Egg McLee-Lee Sandwich (English Muffin, Poached Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheese) <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Fresh Strawberries <BR> -- Raw almonds <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Fresh Turkey (4oz) <BR> -- Baked Sweet Potato (Half of Medium Sized Potato) <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Peach) <BR> <BR> SNA... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:18:52 EST RTB-RP2W3D3 Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809151 Release the Beast -- RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 3 Workout <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> <BR> Wii ZUMBA FITNESS: DANCE PARTY (Medium Level - 45 Minutes) <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> C A R D I O - X (60 Minutes) <BR> <BR> SEGMENT ONE <BR> <BR> Yoga portion: <BR> <BR> -- Astanga Sun Salutations <BR> -- Runners Pose <BR> -- Warrior One <BR> -- Warrior Two <BR> -- Reverse Warrior <BR> <BR> SEGMENT TWO <BR> <BR> Kenpo portion: <BR> <BR> -- Ball Kick <BR> -- Hook/Upper/Side Kick <BR> -- Knuckle/B... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:10:14 EST RTB-R P2W3D3 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806955 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 3 Journal <BR> <BR> I had every intention to workout last night; but on the way home from work I was asked to join a friend from the university for coffee. So, I met with him at Starbucks; and the next thing I knew it was after 7pm. <BR> <BR> I usually workout during the morning at 0430a - but, I've been sleeping in since my studies at the university are on hold for Spring Break. I find that I am a creature of patterns; and when there's a sh... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:21:57 EST RTB-R P2W3D3 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806904 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 3 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Organic Honey and Oats Cereal <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Hard Boiled Eggs (2) <BR> -- Wheat Germ <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Celery <BR> -- Hard Boiled Egg <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Homemade 16 Bean Soup <BR> -- Multigrain Crackers <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Blueberry) ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:57:32 EST RTB-R P2W3D2 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4805496 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 2 Journal <BR> <BR> So, I weighed myself on Saturday; and it looks like last week total weight loss was approximately 3 pounds. I am very pleased with my weight loss to date. But, I am more pleased with the amount of control I've put into place to guide me through this whole process. It really is empowering. <BR> <BR> The weather this weekend wasn't very agreeable for much outdoor activities. So, we spent a lot of time getting our food and wa... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:53:22 EST RTB-R P2W3D2 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4805252 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 2 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Organic Honey and Oats Cereal <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Multigrain Bagel Thin with butter <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Fresh Strawberries <BR> -- Raw Almonds <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Roast Beef Slices (3oz) <BR> -- Potatoes, Carrots, Turnips <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (H... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:55:41 EST RTB-R P2W3D1 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4805023 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 3 Day 1 Work Out <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> -- Wii Zumba (65 minutes) <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> <BR> I generally steer away from anything that's choreographed. However, my bud sent me a screen shot of his television showing his exercise results. So, I decided why not to give it a whirl and I went out and purchased Zumba Fitness: Join the Party. After many years of being told that shaking your grove-thang-yeah-yeah, was a No-No! - I spent just ... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:57:03 EST RTB-R P2W2D6 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801128 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 6 Journal <BR> <BR> I am so wired today, and I haven't finished my morning coffee yet! I didn't get much sleep last night; but I'm not tired. That's normal for me when I'm working out on a consistent basis. Perhaps I don't need as much sleep, I don't know. <BR> <BR> I 'stole', ahem, appropriated my wife's IPOD Shuffle that she got for her birthday back in December. She wasn't using it; so I wanted something easy to deal with as I am running... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:10:18 EST RTB-R P2W2D6 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801000 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 6 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Mediterranean Egg White Sandwich <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Celery with Peanut Butter <BR> -- Hard Boiled Egg <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- 'Fresh' Homemade Salsa <BR> -- Multi-grain Crackers <BR> -- Black Beans <BR> -- 'Fresh' Turkey <BR> <BR> SNACK PM <BR> --Peanut Butter and Honey on a Multi-Grain Deli Thi... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:56:13 EST RTB-R P2W2D5 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800363 After Plyometrics, running a mile and a half, walking for two miles - I decided to try a new exercise for the first time and record it. You can tell when I land it. My face lights up like it's Christmas. :-) Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:43:16 EST RTB-R P2W2D5 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799472 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 5 Journal <BR> <BR> Things are progressing right along towards completing Spiral 1 - "Fatty's Gotta Lose Forty Pounds." I weighed myself yesterday as a sneak peak towards my official weigh in, which normally falls on Saturday morning. Looks like another three pounds are off the ole' body; and my body thanks me. My total is like 26 pounds gone in 5.5 weeks. We'll see how hard I'll hit it tonight -- destroying fat cells indiscriminately -- as... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:56:56 EST RTB-R P2W2D5 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799320 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 5 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Breakfast Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Wheat Germ <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Peach) <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- 'Fresh' Homemade Salsa <BR> -- Multi-grain Crackers <BR> -- Mashed Red Potatoes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:28:55 EST RTB-R P2W2D4 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799312 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 4 Work Out <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> -- Core Strength - Weighted Ball (15 minutes) <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> <BR> Today is technically my rest day; but I figured how could a little weighted ball action hurt. So, I put on some good techno music and went to town - just a swinging, tossing, and any other verb that has a tinge of innuendo you could insert here. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:23:53 EST RTB-R P2W2D4 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798032 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 4 Journal <BR> <BR> Well, there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth last night at my household. I think the reality of 'cleaner fuel' foods just smacked my 21 year old son up side the head. One-by-one, container-by-container -- all the processed crap is gone; polished off by my son and his friend, Alex. There are no 'quick' meals, laden with chemicals, salt, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and saturated fats. <BR> <BR> And my unemployed, intr... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:11:45 EST RTB-R Healthy Recipe - Hummus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797998 Release the Beast - RESET - Healthy Recipe - Hummus <BR> <BR> Chickpeas or Garbanzos are a great source of protein. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas. <BR> <BR> I found a basic recipe for hummus without tahini; as I do not care too much for tahini. <BR> <BR> It is: <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas <BR> * 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> * 1 tablespoon lemon juice <BR> * 1 teaspoon cumin <BR> --- <BR> <BR> All you have to do is rinse the ch... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:38:15 EST RTB-R P2W2D4 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797945 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 4 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Breakfast Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> -- Wheat Germ <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Celery with Peanut Butter <BR> -- Hard Boiled Egg <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- 'Fresh' Homemade Salsa <BR> -- Pinto Beans with Hot sauce <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Lemon) <BR> ... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:11:27 EST RTB-R P2W2D3 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797345 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 3 Work Out <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> -- Walk (2 mile) <BR> -- Jog (1.5 miles) <BR> -- Bike PM (7 miles) <BR> -- Core Strength - Weighted Ball (25 minutes) <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> <BR> It was a great day at work. I maintained a exceptionally clean diet. I couldn't wait until I got home. Traffic heading to and from work today was absolutely horrid. The morning commute had an accident that took out three of the travel lanes. I guess one... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:48:28 EST RTB-R P2W2D3 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796575 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 3 Journal <BR> <BR> I wrapped up the Winter term at the University last night with my Philosophy class. The poor professor has had a rough time. First, the class was overloaded (and with a group of adversarial-don't-wanna-work-hard goobers.) Secondly, her father became terminally ill; and sadly passed away five or six days ago. He was buried on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my winter term and earned two A's in my U.S. Go... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:25:27 EST RTB-R P2W2D3 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796445 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 3 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Breakfast Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Grapes <BR> -- Hard Boiled Egg <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- 'Fresh' Turkey (not processed meat) (4-6 oz) <BR> -- Pinto Beans with Cajun Spices / Hot sauce <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Strawberry-Pom... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:17:35 EST RTB-R Healthy Dessert Idea - Buckwheat Banana Raw Nut Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796418 Release the Beast - RESET - Healthy Dessert Idea - Buckwheat Banana Raw Nut Bread <BR> <BR> Yes, you're biologically designed to crave sweets, seek out fats, and desire salty items. In my opinion, it is utterly stupid to deny yourself an occasional healthy dessert. Being healthy doesn't mean you have to punish yourself. I completely understand there are times you wish to restrict certain items from your diet, based on your individual goals; but, I only see that as beneficial when you are... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:04:56 EST RTB-R P2W2D1 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794507 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 1 Journal <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937004514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> St Paddy's Day weekend is now past; and I made it through without telling someone to 'Pog mo thoin!' (Kiss my arse!) :-) <BR> <BR> The weather was absolutely gorgeous and was unseasonably warm. On Saturday, the temperature reached about 77 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius. We laid out on our deck and created Vitamin D via biosynthesis. Yes,... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:15 EST RTB-R P2W2D2 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794504 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 2 Journal <BR> <BR> What's going on with my RTB-R! Well, last week, I lost another 2 pounds -- bringing my total to date to 23 or 24 pounds. Not too bad to lose that much weight in 5 weeks. And, you can check out my 'Meal Plan' blogs - I am eating real foods. I am eating lots of whole grains and complex and simplex carbohydrates. My goal is to lose weight sensibly; to educate myself with proper nutrition; to eat cleaner fuel; and lastly, to ... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:19:58 EST RTB-R P2W2D1 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794466 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 1 Work Out <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> -- Walk (1 mile) <BR> -- Jog (1.2 miles) <BR> -- Bike AM (2.5 miles) <BR> -- Bike PM (8 miles) <BR> -- Core Strength - Weighted Ball (25 minutes) <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> <BR> Woke up on Sunday morning, Phase 2 Week 2 Day 1 - and wife says, "you want to join me on a run this morning?" How could I resist? It was a good 1.2 jog around the neighborhood whilst most were still sleeping. We rode our bikes... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:45:51 EST RTB-R P2W2D2 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794450 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 2 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Breakfast Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Blueberries <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Grapes <BR> -- Hard Boiled Eggs <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Lean Steak (4-6 oz) <BR> -- Couscous Mix <BR> -- Buckwheat Banana Raw Nut Bread <BR> <BR> SNACK PM <BR> --Peanut Butter and Honey on a Multi-G... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:37:15 EST RTB-R P2W2D1 Workout Idea - Halo-Ax Swings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793889 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 2 Day 1 -- Just a quick little video I shot post workout (and post dinner, if you can believe it) -- of Halo Ax Swings with a 10 lbs (4.54 kilos) Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:17:37 EST RTB-R P2W1D7 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792429 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 7 Journal <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hopped on the scale this morning - down two pounds for this week. Diet was really whacked for the last two days. I am back on track today. <BR> <BR> My son and I went to the Hylton Performing Arts Center to see, Celtic Nights: A Journey of Hope. We scored like the last two seats in the house - haha! We were on the 4th level Box - on Stage Left. Quite literal on Stage Left. It was really a gr... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:59:32 EST RTB-R Quick Meal Idea - Fresh Salsa and Brown Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790440 Release the Beast - RESET - Quick Meal Idea - Fresh Salsa and Brown Rice <BR> <BR> Here's a quick and easy recipe for a great meal! Two machines that have made my life immensely easier is a small food processor and a rice maker. I like my rice maker because it makes perfect rice time and after. I press the power button, select whether it is white or brown rice and it does the work. I am free to go about my business and it beeps when it is completed. No worries of stirring, monitoring, o... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:04:17 EST RTB-R P2W1D6 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790283 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 6 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Mediterranean Egg White Sandwich (Egg Whites, Basil Pesto Sauce, Spinach, and Sun Dried Tomatoes) <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Peanut Butter and Honey on Multi-Grain Deli Thins <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Chicken Breast (4 oz) <BR> -- Baby Romaine Lettuce <BR> -- Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (Peach) <BR> <BR> S... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:34:43 EST RTB-R P2W1D6 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790249 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 6 Journal <BR> <BR> This blog is for all the guys out there -- I'm writing about Manscaping. Ladies, there's not penalty for you reading this one... <BR> <BR> In Monte Python's Holy Grail (can you tell I'm a huge fan) the Knights of the Sacred Word - Neet, demanded a sacrifice. They demanded a shrubbery. And their demands included some stipulations. <BR> <BR> I'm a furry guy, and I really don't have a problem with it; but I realize that main... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:11:22 EST RTB-R P2W1D5 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788614 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 5 Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Stonyfield Yogurt (Blueberries) <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Going out to lunch with coworkers - Getting steak or salmon (no sides) <BR> <BR> SNACK PM <BR> -- Hard Boiled Eggs (1) <BR> -- Lunch leftovers <BR> <BR> DINNER <BR... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:47:17 EST RTB-R P2W1D5 Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788464 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 5 Journal <BR> <BR> "Pornography is not fair." This was the conclusion of a lighthearted conversation I had with a friend. <BR> <BR> One thing I recently noticed was how the Ancient Greeks were able to replicate the human form to perfection. And, quite honestly, I found the statues beautiful. But, then I noticed how quickly the Greeks got bored with perfection. They moved away from what was natural; and began sculpting exaggerate forms. In... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:13:40 EST RTB-R P2W1D4 Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788460 Release the Beast - RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 3 Work Out <BR> <BR> What I did: <BR> -- Walk (2 miles) <BR> -- Jog (1. miles) <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> <BR> Ran non stop for the whole mile. Pressed myself up that blasted hill - haha! I liked the burn I was feeling. Simple evening last night - just a run and a walk. Nothing too fancy. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:09:20 EST RTB-R P2W1D4 Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4786825 Release the Beast – RESET! Phase 2 Week 1 Day 4 – Meal Plan <BR> <BR> As a Southern cook, I realize that "a dollop will do you… A wallop will DO you in – Y’all!” <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> -- Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Cereal <BR> -- Skim Milk <BR> -- Ezekiel Bread with Raw Honey <BR> -- Half Ruby Red Grapefruit <BR> <BR> SNACK AM <BR> -- Stonyfield Yogurt (Chocolate Underground) <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> -- Diced Chicken with Tomatoes, Red Beans, Green Lentils, and Basmati Rice - Cajun Spi... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:02:39 EST