SALGUOD2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SALGUOD2 SALGUOD2'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/ Pawse Up Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819285 Well 9 weeks down heading into week 10 already. Only 3 more weeks. Really going by quick, Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tra... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:47:23 EST Pawse Up Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815910 Well 8 weeks down heading into week 9 already. Only 4 more weeks. Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep pu... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:42:26 EST PAWSE UP Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811510 Well 7 weeks down heading into week 8 already. Only 5 more weeks. Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep pu... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:39:20 EST NOvember Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808624 Here are my goals for a NOvember challenge <BR> Goal weight for December 1 158 lbs <BR> <BR> 1) No more weight gain. Want a steady decrease through November. <BR> <BR> 2) No more poor choices on food. Need to look at all aspects of the food I eat, not just calories <BR> <BR> 3) No more excuses why I can't exercise. I have enough things at my disposal that I should have no problem completing some form of a workout <BR> <BR> Lastly, By meeting these three goals I will also be buying some ne... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 11:03:20 EST PAWSE UP Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807092 Well 6 weeks down heading into week 7 already. Over half way there Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep p... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:07:04 EST New measurments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804338 Ok got my measurements done. Everything was as expected. First let me say I have noticed serious improvement in muscle development. My arms legs and chest are starting the show definition. My calfs are looking the best. Even abs are starting to take shape. But and there always is a but, that little tire around my belly doesn't seem to be moving much any more. <BR> The first number is from 4/9/14 and the second from today. <BR> <BR> Chest 39.75 39.3 <BR> Thigh 20.25 20.4 <BR> Calf ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:11:39 EST PAWSE UP Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802913 Well 5 weeks down heading into week 6 already. Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep pushing myself to try... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:46:16 EST This Tiger has his POUNCE back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799958 The other day we had to do a visualization exercise ( Thanks Dawn). My vision is to get back to 135ish. So as I stand there. It hit me. I had lost my POUNCE. <BR> The first BLC I did I need to loose a lot of weight. And that is exactly what I did. I made a comment to our team that as Tigers we see are prey (goal) we stalk it and thena last we pounce a capture our reward. ButI realize I had lost my pounce. <BR> After the first BLC my focus was I only need to loose like 15 lbs to hit healt... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:55:59 EST PAWSE UP Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799035 Ok So we are heading into week 5. Things are still going good.RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep pushing myself to try to get in an... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:30:14 EST PAWSE UP Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794430 Wow we are starting week 4 already So far things are going great. I am going to continue to kick some butt in this challenge. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 04:29:57 EST WEC Surveillance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791713 Part of challenge this week is to have a plan for the weekend challenge. To achieve the rank of General will be the challenge and you will need to have some serious workouts to get into the 750 range <BR> To achieve these goals, I shall continue with my meal planning to stay within my range. <BR> To achieve the CO range I will increase my walking and adding some kettlebell and circuit training to help get into that range <BR> If those 2 are achieved the other should fall into place <... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:31:30 EST PAWSE UP Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790131 OK , Two weeks down, headed in to the 3rd week. So far things are going great. I am going to continue to kick some butt in this challenge. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make su... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:44:57 EST PAWSE UP Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786233 OK , This is the beginning of the 2nd week of BLC 26. I am going to continue to kick some butt in this challenge. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:42:14 EST PAWSE UP Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781803 OK , This is the beginning of BLC 26. I am ready to kick some butt in this challenge. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Will keep pushing my... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:16:29 EST PAWES UP ( Week 9 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725352 OK the ninth week of BLC 25 is done. Hard to believe we are starting our 10th week already. Only 3 weeks left. WI has me at 161.8 That is a .6 pounds loss for the week. Was hoping for more, but it is a loss.Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time throug... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:53:29 EST vacation Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723494 Here are some photos from vacation <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1484845726.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1121731503.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141811327.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l250752984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109710593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:28:56 EST Pots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723242 Here is a couple of the pots that I bought while at pigeon forge <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1885860491.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1065984306.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And here is a picture of yesterdays project. Got the idea down there <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789717311.jpg"> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:11:12 EST PAWSE UP ( WEEK 8 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720375 OK the seventh week of BLC 25 is done. Hard to believe we are starting our 8th week already. We are over halfway through already. WI has me at 162.4 That is a .4 pounds loss for the week. Was hoping for more, but it is a loss.Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me som... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:43:26 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 6 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710249 OK the fifth week of BLC 25 is done. Hard to believe we are starting our 6th week already. We are almost halfway through already. WI has me at 163.4 That is a .6 pounds loss for the week. Was hoping for more, but it is a loss.Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me som... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:58:07 EST Motivational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705741 Part of this weeks challenge is to post a motivational quote. Saw this today and liked it. <BR> Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.” <... Thu, 29 May 2014 06:18:52 EST PAWSE UP (Week 5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704908 OK the fourth week of BLC 25 is done. Hard to believe we are starting our 5th week already. WI has me at 164 That is a .2 ls. loss for the week. Not to happy about it, but it is a loss.Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up... Wed, 28 May 2014 05:42:50 EST weekly meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703804 This week we needed to post our weekly meal plan. <BR> Breakfast and lunch is always the same for me. <BR> Breakfast is a veggie omelet <BR> Lunch is a salad, yogurt, apple and orange or some sort of fruit <BR> Dinner <BR> Monday fettuccine Alfredo and salad <BR> Tuesday a chicken salad <BR> Wednesday pan seared talipia, asparagus, corn and a salad <BR> Thursday philly cheese steak and baked potato <BR> Friday Turkey burgers and baked potatoes <BR> Saturday pizza <BR> Sunday Tex Mex <BR> <... Mon, 26 May 2014 20:17:35 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 4 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699703 OK the third week of BLC 25 is done. Hard to believe we are starting our 4th week already. WI has me at 164.2. That is a 3.2 ls. loss for the week. Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> ... Wed, 21 May 2014 06:10:10 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694624 OK second week of BLC 25 is done. WI has me at 167.4. That is a 1.2 ls. loss for the week. Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress and give me some extra time through the week to catch up on a few things <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to mak... Wed, 14 May 2014 06:03:06 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 2 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690037 OK first week of BLC 25 is done. WI has me at 168.6. That is a 1.2 ls. loss for the week. Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress. <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Need to make sure everything is tracking right. Pushing myself to try to get in an e... Wed, 7 May 2014 20:12:00 EST Fitness Test #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688091 Here are the results from the first fitness test <BR> <BR> 1 mile walk or run: 9:13 minutes <BR> 1 minute pushups : 47 pushups <BR> 1 minutes crunches: 49 crunches <BR> 3 minute step ups: 85 step ups, heart rate 127 <BR> <BR> Was surprised, in a good way, by the results! Mon, 5 May 2014 14:08:14 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 1 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683725 OK, It is time to start BLC 25. WI has me at 169.8. Time to get to a healthy BMI and learn to maintain. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out weekly. On Sundays will continue preparing as much as I can for week. Will relieve a lot of stress <BR> <BR> ACT <BR> will use both nutrition and fitness trackers. Pushing myself to try to get in an extra workout here and there. Will make adjustments as needed. <BR> <BR> WRITE <BR> Hav... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:01:45 EST ABC Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679677 A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? <BR> Most of the time is does. I try to excel at everything I do, so the competition is not against another person as much as against myself to not fail. <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? <BR> This is my second time as a Tiger. Hard to believe but I actually won this the last time. <BR> C is for CHILDREN...you have? <BR> I have 2 daughters. A... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:11:07 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 12 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662354 OK, last week went really well. WI at 169.8 Ready to kick it up a notch this week and finish BLC off Strong. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep. <BR> <B... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:10:40 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 11 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657554 OK, last week went better then I figured it would, down 1.2 lbs. Feeling a whole lot better, but still have a cough. Ready to kick it up a notch this week RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so on... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:05:18 EST PAWSE UP ( Week 10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651819 OK, last week went better then I figured it would, down 1.2 lbs. Have been sick since Sunday. Can't seem to shake it. Really cutting into my workout time. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so on... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:58:00 EST PAWSE UP ( week 9 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646439 OK, last week was not a real good week. not sure what all effected it but was not good. Ending up down .4 pounds but all week was a struggle. Plus changed shifts so was trying to change sleep schedule as well. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime f... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:03:17 EST Results from BLC so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643465 Here are my halfway pictures with measurement <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1304536359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> weight 194 <BR> 01/15: Chest 43, Arm 12.25, Waist 43, Hip 39.5, Thigh 20 , Calf 14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691440195.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Weight 176.2 <BR> 03/9: Chest 40 Arm 12, Waist 38, Hip 36 3/4, Thigh 21 , Calf 14 Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:55:59 EST I think I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643054 I think I can finally reward myself. It is very hard for me to spend money on myself. I have watched people set goals and rewards for when they have hit them. I just could never convince myself to spend money on something I wanted and didn't need. But lately I have started to change, kind of. Recently I some Starter Dri Star pants for running when colder out. Clearance priced $5. I have also bought a wrist HRM. Was very cheap, but seems to work well. Last week I bought the Hip Hop Abs video ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 17:49:16 EST PAWSE UP (week 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640521 ok Last week was a fantastic week. Set a goal of 1000 minutes. Hit 1034 and had a loss of 3.8 pounds. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep. <BR> <BR> ACT <... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:23:43 EST Spark Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636152 Well I finally think I have figure out my Tracker, at least a little. I have always wore it on my hip and never felt that it tracked right. The other day one of our Sparkers showed one on her shoe. So I moved my tracker to my sock and wouldn't you know it. Same video done on 2 different days, one with tracker on hip, one with tracker on sock and mileage was more than doubled. The one on sock was where mileage should have been. Now I know!!! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:54:53 EST PAWSE UP (week 7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634430 ok Last week started out with absolutely nothing happening. Actually by second day was showing a gain. Believed I had hit my plateau week. Had my daughter make some posters with 170's on them to help me stay focus. Well it payed off at todays WI. Back in the 170's at 179 with a 2.2 lb loss for the week. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendous... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:00:42 EST What a Week, So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632616 Wednesday's weigh in went well. On Thursday there was no change. Then Friday showed a gain. Oh no I thought. This is my plateau week. I thought I'll add some extra workout time if I can and try to walk some extra steps at work. As a visual motivation I had my daughter make some posters with 170's on them. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1080271153.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594727752.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l2963... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:32:14 EST SMART Goal Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632011 Below were my original goals and it is going pretty good with them so I don't believe I will change anything <BR> <BR> Here are my SMART goals <BR> <BR> Specific - I want to loose a minimum of 20 lbs <BR> Measurable - These results will be tracked through weekly weigh ins and regular taping. <BR> Attainable - I will attain this goal through continued healthy eating and a extensive workout <BR> program that will alternate every other day. <BR> Realistic - This goal is very realistic and atta... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:43:38 EST First shift here I come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630123 Found out last night that I got my bid for a First shift Job. Was really excited about that. Paper said I was suppose to go on the 10th, but that was immediately moved to at least the 17th by my boss. Can't go until my replacement has been found and trained. Oh well it is in the near future. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:46:47 EST You've lost a lot a weight , haven't you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629303 You've lost a lot a weight , haven't you? Man those words sounded so good. One of the ladies from work said that last night during our lunch. That is the first time someone has said anything at work. So I guess it is finally noticeable. I just walked around the rest of the night with a big grin on my face the rest of the night. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:01:07 EST PAWSE UP (week 6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628282 Ok last week was not too bad of week for me. Was rested from the previous week. Had a 1.4 lbs weight loss and stuck to my game plan and goals. Was just a really good week. This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat and Mon and Next Sat. Got my job bid in so ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:30:02 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627463 Do you ever just wake up and feel great? Today was one of those days. Got up and just felt fantastic. Belly didn't seem to be sticky up. Had lots of energy. Was ready to get in a good workout before work. Everything just felt good. How about you? Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:59:17 EST Today was just a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624336 Do you ever just have a really good day. I had one today. Started off getting 9 hours of sleep, so was well rested when I got up. Got in some good cardio minutes. Set a personal best time on my 5K of 33:58. every couple of weeks I try to improve my time. <BR> Lets see my wife got home from work and we went out for dinner. On the way there I had to stop and get my Biometrics for work done. Only took about 10 minutes. Blood pressure was 129/76. That is the best it has been in a long time. S... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:48:55 EST Just Say No http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623297 yesterday I was going to order my wife flowers for Valentines day. Normally our policy is not to buy live cut flowers because in a week they are dead and you just throw them away. So we buy potted plants or fruit trees so we can plant them and enjoy them for years to come. With all the recent things that my wife has been through I was going to break the rules and have flowers sent to her at work. Not a bad deal $19.99 for the flowers plus $4.99 for shipping. Roughly $25, Right? Not that total... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:01:12 EST Pawse Up ( week 5 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622263 Ok last week was a good week for me. Was rested from the previous week. Had a 2.6 lbs weight loss and stuck to my game plan and goals. Was just a really good week. This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. Started making a bowl of rice or quinoa to keep on hand. Then I can just throw some veggie... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:37:07 EST Weigh In and Tape Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619763 Today was our sneak peak day. Was down .6 lbs. Went ahead and done my tape again today. Has been 4 weeks since last tape was done. <BR> <BR> January Tape Results <BR> Chest 43 <BR> Waist 43 <BR> Calf 14 <BR> Hips 39 1/2 <BR> Thigh 19 3/4 <BR> Bicep 12 1/4 <BR> <BR> February Tape Results <BR> Chest 41 1/4 <BR> Waist 41 1/4 <BR> Calf 13 3/4 <BR> Hips 37 <BR> Thigh 20 1/2 <BR> Bicep 12 1/2 <BR> <BR> So it looks like I'm loosing fat and building muscle. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:37:03 EST Food can be fun as well as healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618822 Saw this in Everyday with Rachael Ray. Thought it looked fun to make so I thought I would try it. Was going to add some strawberries as well, but they didn't make it that long before my daughter at them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227452249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thought this would be great for this Summer out at the camper. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 17:36:17 EST Not Cancer, YEAH!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616883 As some of you know last Friday my wife found a lump on her breast. The Dr seemed pretty confident is was just a cyst, but that still doesn't stop the mind from wandering. Yesterday was test day and is just a cyst. WooHoo!!! That is a big weight off, but It was an eye opener as well that time is so short. Last year it was my skin cancer and then this scare this year. So with that said I told my wife we need to find someone who can take our daughter back and forth from school, because I'm goin... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:06:21 EST PAWSE UP (Week 4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615942 Ok last week was a good week for me, but was tired several days of the week. Had a 1.8 lbs weight loss and stuck to my game plan and goals. Had several little bumps to overcome, but overall a good week. This weeks PAWSE will be: <BR> <BR> Plan/ Prepare <BR> will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. Started making a bowl of rice or quinoa to keep o... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:08:12 EST