UNIDENT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=UNIDENT UNIDENT'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/ Oranges are negative calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088616 No, I'm not falling victim to the allure of the mythical 'negative calorie foods'... <BR> <BR> But it almost seems like some fruits are! I like oranges. But I avoid them. I just hate all that work to get into them! You can bite right into a ready-to-go apple, bananas take but a second to peel, but oranges? Messy as heck to peel, and if you go with slicing you have to have a plate and sharp knife available. <BR> <BR> They're just not worth the effort to fight to get into them. <BR> <BR> M... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 04:31:03 EST The Great Stationary Cycling Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070726 In yet another experiment borne of message board discussions, the question arose as to whether your body weight actually does make much difference in stationary cycling. One poster said that it does, because Spark gives significantly different burn rates for heavier people for the same workout. Others said that the resistance is entirely magnetic and your individual body weight is irrelevant. <BR> <BR> So the experiment... <BR> <BR> Using myself as an estimation, therefore pretty identical ... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 19:25:01 EST Why goals suck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021066 Well, not so much. But anyway ... <BR> <BR> Today's Spark Coach motivation is to ask myself, about my goals, "Why do you want to reach those goals so badly and how will they change your life?" <BR> <BR> Um ... it won't. <BR> <BR> Will I be happier if thinner? No. Happiness isn't about what size you are. If you're not happy now, getting thinner won't do it. <BR> <BR> Will I stop being tormented for being fat? No. I'm not getting tormented. <BR> <BR> Will my health improve? Probably - but ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:39:10 EST Dr Oz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919243 So I was surfing the on-screen TV guide the other day and happened to notice that we actually get Dr Oz in this country. Since he's referenced so often on the message boards, I thought I'd check it out. <BR> <BR> My assumption was that this was some sort of either talk show like Oprah or health based show. That assumption was blown away in about 30 seconds! LOL <BR> <BR> The episode was something like "5 meals to reshape 5 body types in 5 days". <BR> <BR> This entire show is choreographed ... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:30:14 EST I need pictures of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792439 Sigh. The only up to date images I have of me are at run events and ... well ... let's just say they're not flattering! <BR> <BR> It's time to be honest - that spark page photo of me is a few years and few kg's ago. There's a lot more of me to love again. I need to be honest about that and update with a real photo of the actual recent me. <BR> <BR> But what I've got to choose from? Ugh!!! <BR> <BR> Need to go out and take some new photos. NOT while exercising though! Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:07:23 EST Fun gym cardio @ circuits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415873 For a while now I've been meaning to throw a cardio mix into the weekly circuit class. So yesterday we did "Chorus Girls". Well, we're all girls, so there's that part! <BR> <BR> I put the ipod on, and we each chose a cardio machine. When the chorus of a song was on, we had to step up the intensity! Then down again for the verses. When the song changed, we swapped machines. We had treadmill, spin bike, exercycle, rower, and elliptical to choose from. <BR> <BR> I found this workout quite a l... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 03:13:42 EST Calories Burned - How my treadmill does it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4297329 People often ask about the variation between treadmill (or other machine) reported calorie burn, and spark reported calorie burn. Some of the typical responses include "Your treadmill knows how hard you worked" or "The treadmill treats everyone as a 150lb man". <BR> <BR> So I did some experimentation on the STEX treadmill in my gym, to see exactly what variables it uses when reporting the calorie burn figure. <BR> <BR> Each of these workouts is five minutes long and each pair isolates just ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:36:18 EST Calories burned: Magnetic Machines vs Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4290305 People often ask why their machine calorie readout differs so much from Spark's suggestion, especially with magnetic resistance machines like elliptical and exercyle. <BR> <BR> So, I decided to test the ones at my gym and see what was up. <BR> <BR> First, I warmed up for 4 minutes. By then my HR had ceased increasing and remained stable at about 140ish. <BR> <BR> I have a Polar F4 HRM with a chest strap, one of the most reliable at-home methods of calorie calculation. <BR> <BR> I checked ... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:03:35 EST The great ground beef experiment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237873 I've always bought the "premium" mince (ground beef), because it comes with less fat and I felt that this was healthier. However, fat melts and drains away. What really is the economy? Is it better to pay premium rate and have less to drain or pay the 'prime' rate (fattier meat), drain more, but do you maybe end up with more meat for your money?! <BR> <BR> Well, now I know! <BR> <BR> I bought one prime, one premium. Identical original weights. Cooked for the same length of time, over the sa... Tue, 17 May 2011 03:35:26 EST That was so much FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3554582 I've just come back from standing at a major intersection at rush hour, promoting a radio contest. That was awesome!! <BR> <BR> I was a bit nervous whether I was going to get any negative comments, but nope - lots and lots of positive toots, waves, and smiles! I highly recommend it as a total self esteem booster! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:26:50 EST Vent/Whine: It's not fair!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3538102 Grrrrr. <BR> <BR> I'm in a radio contest where you vote for the entrants online (no link, not permitted, I'm not asking for votes here). <BR> <BR> You can also comment on the entrants. My entry is labelled "Deb". <BR> <BR> On Saturday morning I watched in horror as someone re-voted a vote for me every 2 seconds or so, voting me DOWN. I got 400 more 'votes', but went from a rating of 8.0 to 4.7!! <BR> <BR> I've now found out why. <BR> <BR> Some chick posting as "deb" has made less-than-... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:37:46 EST Walk vs Run Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3108406 In a message board thread, the question came up whether it was better to walk 5 miles in an hour, or run 5 miles in an hour. One of the posters linked a Runners' World article which claimed that while running does generally burn more calories than walking, that once you walk very fast, the fast-walking actually burns more calories than running. <BR> <BR> I doubted this, as running involves lifting your body off the ground with every step, so I tested it. <BR> <BR> There is an image in my Ga... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 03:56:43 EST It's Autumn okay? Not spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2951404 LOL! <BR> <BR> I live in the southern hemisphere, and I'm getting a wee bit sick of doing off-season challenges and reading about people complaining about how cold it is while it's hot and muggy where I am and vice versa. <BR> <BR> So I've set up a new team for us southern hemispherians and we have an Autumn Challenge just starting! <BR> <BR> Yes, this is shameless advertising! :) In my blog! Ooooo, ahhhhhh! <BR> <BR> Come and join me on Southern Sparkers (team link on my page) if you're ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 01:10:48 EST Our lives have to change, and I mean NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751387 DH wants to go back to school. This would reduce us to one income. <BR> <BR> We are a professional, childless, couple. We have that mythical "disposable income". We're about not to. <BR> <BR> I think we can manage without scrimping on things like pay tv, but we definitely have to completely dispose of our "pocket money" we get each week for personal spending, improve on the grocery shopping, and cut way back on eating out. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can convince him to wait a year. We both have... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:17:46 EST Wow - Fridays can be good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2747970 Today I did good. Weird. <BR> <BR> Fridays are my 'day out'. I drive around the countryside all afternoon, visiting our remote offices and just letting them know we haven't forgotten about them. It's all about saying hi. <BR> <BR> Whenever I'm "free" from the office, the main thought is ... FOOD!!! I can BUY something!!! Yippee!!! <BR> <BR> Not today. Hells bells, I even went into KB's Bakery and bought ... a bottle of Diet Coke. <BR> <BR> Only. <BR> <BR> Whoah. <BR> <BR> I even ate my... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 03:57:30 EST I need to be nice to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2740174 I find myself constantly putting myself down. Nothing is good enough. <BR> <BR> On Tuesday I did my personal best in a 5k. It wasn't good enough because I had been going even faster the first 3k, then slowed a bit. Wasn't good enough? The entire freaking time was a PB!! So I didn't make PB by a solid 2 minutes, only about 15 seconds - heck, it's still the fastest I've ever run and I should be THRILLED. <BR> <BR> Last night I did some hill cycling and a friend was just saying to me on chat "... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:45:43 EST I hate that it doesn't get easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2732794 Sorry if this disappoints anyone new to exercise ... <BR> <BR> But I hate the way it doesn't get easier. You just get faster. <BR> <BR> I did a 5k race today. Did my personal best time (31:50). However, it was hard and felt just as hard as any 35 minute 5k I've been doing! <BR> <BR> I lamented to DH that I hated that it doesn't get easier and he said "It would if you went at the same speed". I suppose there's that. If I toddled along doing 35m 5ks consistently, that would get easier. <BR>... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 04:06:50 EST The price ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2722152 ... makes you wonder. <BR> <BR> Is it worth it? <BR> <BR> We have to have fun in our lives. Course we do. Who'd argue against that? But what price fun? <BR> <BR> Today I was at a Mountain Biking race event. One of the blokes came off somehow and was removed by rescue helicopter. Possibly very bad. Don't know. <BR> <BR> I worry about hubby (who does this kind of thing). In some respects I don't mind the idea of him dying - apart from the obvious big bad with that, at least he'd have lived... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 03:32:22 EST So far this year ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2688819 I have not done any strength training. <BR> <BR> I have only done cardio on one day out of four. <BR> <BR> I have not eaten with healthy habits. <BR> <BR> I have not made my list of 100 'treat foods' I was going to. <BR> <BR> In other words ... I've done nothing out of the ordinary. Certainly nothing that would promote weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Wish I could figure out why ... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:14:03 EST I hate being home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2657198 All I want to do is go and watch TV. And while I'm watching, snack away! <BR> <BR> While there is an evil vending machine at work, at least work keeps me somewhat busy for eight hours a day and gives defined meal and snack break times. <BR> <BR> Home? Sooo much harder to get organised! Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:28:50 EST You know it was a good lunch when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2654855 ... it's 7.30pm at night, you've had no 'afternoon tea', you don't even fancy starting on the cookies (COOKIES - did everyone hear that? I said COOKIES!!), and dinner? Nope, not even on the horizon. Fri, 25 Dec 2009 01:26:24 EST Tried a recumbant bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2644458 The gym has put one in. <BR> <BR> Gotta tell ya, aesthetically, a nightmare. The jigglyness is much worse on this than a usual exercycle for some reason. <BR> <BR> Thought it was nice to sit down while exercising but really felt that it did nothing for the upper body. My legs got a great warm-up, but my arms/chest/back did not. <BR> <BR> Now don't get me wrong, a stationary exercycle isn't much of a chest builder, either. But on the recumbant, perhaps because not just your butt is resting... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:31:35 EST It's fun to share! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2641739 Did a local hill trail this evening with a friend (and annoying fit hubby who dashes ahead and meets us on the way back again after having finished it well before us, but I digress). <BR> <BR> Shortly after starting we passed a couple of guys on the trail, walking. They in turn passed us, now running, not long after. They stopped at the water fountain part way up for a drink and we caught up to them there. Got to the top and they were there, stretching. <BR> <BR> I struck up a conversation.... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 04:01:17 EST 18 Dec - Yay for the weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2641687 It's almost the weekend. Weekends are good - I can get a lot of fitness time in the weekends. So much harder to snatch more than half an hour or so during the week! <BR> <BR> I have been tracking minutes of exercise for the last three weeks for the 5% challenge group. First week: 312. Second week: 367. This week: over 400 and still counting. <BR> <BR> I'm not trying to get more. It just seems to be natural. Maybe I'm feeling guilty about the Christmas season food! :) Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:46:09 EST 17 Dec - seeing the light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2639471 Interesting conversation with DH last night. <BR> <BR> Recently I introduced him to the concept that I am constantly thinking about food. Everything is about food. Events, trips, outings - what food will be there? Go out for dinner - why isn't the food coming out yet? Everything, everywhere, is about food, and I'm thinking about food 24/7. <BR> <BR> Last night I introduced him to another concept he hadn't known about. I'm constantly hungry. I'm sated after a meal, but I'm hungry for the ne... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:33:44 EST Aw, how sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2637099 Today at work a couple of the ladies came up to me with a huge gift basket and a big box of choccies. I thought this was a leaving gift for someone and I had to sign the card, but it was for me! <BR> <BR> Once a week I lead a circuit class for some ladies at work. Totally free. If I didn't do it, I wouldn't get that exercise at all, so them coming along forces me to go, and to get that exercise every week. They love having a circuit class to go to and not having to think about what to do the... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:59:10 EST Tues 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2634347 I should be planning a circuit class right now, but instead I'm writing this blog. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 22:43:33 EST Monday - can it really be a Monday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2631860 Some Mondays are just chocolate-fodder. Things pile up, people stress me out, and it's like "Give me a cookie and STAND BACK!!" <BR> <BR> Apparently not so today. <BR> <BR> Granted, I could not stay completely away from the jar of lollies at my desk and had two peppermints and two jaffas. But come on - that's what, less than 20 grams of sweets total? That's fine with me! <BR> <BR> I'm on track - I know it, because I'm tracking. And I'm even, if anything, a little light today. I've been to ... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:36:01 EST Sun 13th - Daily Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2629237 This week I've challenged the Weekly Challenge team to write a blog every single day! <BR> <BR> My blog today is the astonishment that a whopping 370 grams of roast pumpkin is almost NOTHING in the tracker. It's a huge volume of food, and I thought probably high in carbs, but it's only 18g of carbs, and less than 100 calories. <BR> <BR> Go the roast pumpkin snack!! <BR> <BR> Pity about the bacon and egg buttie at DH's duathlon this morning. But I was soooo hungry! Couldn't have had the bac... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 18:34:00 EST Starts with B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2605902 B is for Busy, that's what I like to be <BR> B is for Busy, helps me be treat-free <BR> B is for Busy, it's the best thing for me <BR> Busy, busy, busy starts with B! Wed, 2 Dec 2009 22:31:07 EST Starts with C http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2600154 What is it about cookies? And you know what? Having one doesn't make wanting one go away. :( It seems to make it worse instead! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - NO COOKIES. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 01:07:13 EST Muscle weighs more than fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2590461 I'm so sick of the do-goody interferers who object to people saying "Muscle weighs more than fat" because pound for pound they're the same. <BR> <BR> Does lead weigh the same as aluminium? Of course not. A pound of lead is the same weight as a pound of aluminium, but that's not what people mean when they say "lead weighs more than aluminium". <BR> <BR> I weigh 83kgs. Do you weigh more than me? According to these people, you don't. A pound of you weighs exactly the same as a pound of me. So... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 15:49:01 EST Just at work alone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2582213 No, I'm not sitting at work by myself. But I counted up today. There are SEVEN Christmas do's for work. <BR> <BR> I have my team's Christmas lunch. We're probably going for a dinner instead this year. But that's one. <BR> <BR> Then I have a lunch with a small team I've been leading - their reward. Two. <BR> <BR> Our entire extended department has decided to have a lunch out. Three. <BR> <BR> I'm on our emergency response team, and the leader of that has invited all for a lunch out. Four. ... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 03:01:22 EST Cookies for Kitties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2429837 Okey dokey. In an attempt to cut down on the cookie-age at work, heres' the new plan. Every cookie costs me double. Frankly, any kind of junk. Here's how it works: <BR> <BR> For every thing I buy to eat instead of just eating the healthy things I've got, I will donate equal $$ to the kitties by buying cat food and donating to the SPCA. <BR> <BR> This is a one-week thing to start with. We'll see how that goes. <BR> <BR> If the kitties get nothing at the end of the week (ha! yeah right!) I p... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 02:34:23 EST Working out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2363451 Tiring, isn't it? I keep meaning to get down to the gym with the Mr., to keep me motivated and to spot for me. But we never seem to get down there. And when I go by myself? Oh, too easy to say "that's enough!" <BR> <BR> LOL Tue, 1 Sep 2009 02:18:20 EST Once I start ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2324825 (This gets long and rambly, bear with me) <BR> <BR> It's a funny old day. Any day that starts with someone asking you to pee in a cup is a bit weird. But it's generally a little easier to handle if you know you're going to be asked that. <BR> <BR> The day started with a fasting blood test. No brekky for me. :( When I got to the place, the phlebotomist handed me a cup. Uh … what’s this for? Apparently my paper said they needed a pee sample too. Woulda been nice if the doc had mentioned that... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 05:13:04 EST Doing my bit for Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2318230 I've never found the points at Sparkpeople to be motivating at all. But as part of thinking about getting healthier, strategies to avoid backsliding, I'm going to try this week to get the max points I can. <BR> <BR> It means reading a lot of articles and emails (and yes, I'll actually READ them not just click the links), and it means tracking a whole bunch of stuff I wasn't. I've also added a few community-spirited goals to ensure I have goals to tick off in the "other goals" section. <BR> ... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:21:11 EST One percent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2167887 Should we aim for the one percent? Is it really that important? <BR> <BR> On the public Spark message boards I often see posts like "what should I eat immediately after a workout" and "how many grams of protein should I have at each meal" and other such things. <BR> <BR> It is my suspicion that these are the kinds of differences that might, if you're very lucky, make 1% of the changes you're after. <BR> <BR> It's not going to make much difference, for example, if you drink a cold glass of ... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 02:04:22 EST Ah the simple pleasures in life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2151401 Bumped into an old friend at the supermarket. Someone who hasn't seen me in about five years - ie since I was 80lbs heavier. She said she didn't recognise me. We talked a bit about lifestyle and stuff I was doing and she said something like "It used to be I couldn't imagine YOU ... doing EXERCISE ... you and exercise just don't go together. I have trouble thinking about it now." <BR> <BR> LOL :) Mon, 15 Jun 2009 06:16:32 EST No more gas stations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2144458 I just saw a comment on the forums that I like. "If you can buy it at a gas station, it's crap food". <BR> <BR> Okay, so no more food you can buy at gas stations. <BR> <BR> Well, we'll try, anyway. :) Fri, 12 Jun 2009 02:51:17 EST So hard to say no http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2144445 Morning tea 'shout' at work again today. These people completely exist on pies and cakes, I swear! <BR> <BR> Not only did I indulge a lot, but I skipped my own healthy brought lunch and had more pies and cakes instead. Fri, 12 Jun 2009 02:43:30 EST Well now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2109980 While I was training for the half marathon I wasn't focusing on weight. One thing I know - distance training and weight management do NOT go hand in hand! <BR> <BR> So now it's over. I have some much shorter events coming up, so I don't need to focus on distance and all that energy (the Half spent over 2,000 calories!). So it's back to weight management. <BR> <BR> A return to tracking. A return to attempts to eat healthy. Heck, I'm even going to track the diet coke consumption - that's a ne... Sun, 31 May 2009 17:32:43 EST Half - report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2108149 Completed my first half-marathon today! I now officially call myself "a runner", as opposed to "wants to be a runner". <BR> <BR> Time was about two hours 42 minutes. Not flash, but I *ran* the entire thing (except for water stops). <BR> <BR> Here's the proof - the finish line! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/8/b18989303.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had a weather bomb warning for today. Hail, snow, sleety showers. I considered piking out but went down there anyway to see how... Sat, 30 May 2009 22:51:15 EST Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1910662 Share my joy ... and my stress ... ;) <BR> <BR> Work is ... interesting. I am in IT and mostly do user support (helpdesk). However, since I knew something about databases when I started, and none of the other IT people here did, I have ended up inheriting the PHP/MySQL and MS Access databases here. I've also just been handed our new website development project as the project manager for that moved on to another job. Both of these facets are large, and easily a full time job alone. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:33:20 EST Gawrsh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1882958 I might have to reconsider those jersey caramels next time. Over 300 calories just for a meagre 75 grams! <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:39:14 EST The Inner Brat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1879960 I was walking with my Spark friend Woolfemme today, and talking about food and stuff, as we do, and she mentioned the "inner brat". <BR> <BR> Yup, that's what it is. <BR> <BR> I *WANT* that nasty junk food. I know I shouldn't have it, I know I don't need it, I know all those things, but I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT NOW NOW NOW!!! <BR> <BR> It's so TOTALLY like a 2yo tantrum. <BR> <BR> From now on, I am trying to be the adult and stop The Inner Brat from getting its way. I would not let m... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:01:43 EST I'm so lucky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1871979 I can see. <BR> <BR> And hear, and speak, and touch. <BR> <BR> Every limb on my body is there. And functions exactly as it should. <BR> <BR> I can eat wheat. I'm not allergic to peanuts. I tolerate lactose. I'm allergic to alcohol, but hey, that's not all that bad, considering the alternatives. <BR> <BR> I *can* run. <BR> <BR> I *can* ride a bike. <BR> <BR> I live in a fantastic city with a strong recreational focus. There are walking tracks everywhere. There are bike tracks. There are... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 04:50:04 EST My food today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1845281 I figure this'll keep me a little more wary about what goes in ... having to report it each day. :) <BR> <BR> Feel free to ignore me! No, REALLY!!! LOL <BR> <BR> Okay, so today Tuesday 3 March was pretty bad. <BR> <BR> Got up super early to go to a training session at work 1.5hrs early. Gotta do this task while nobody else is working, and some of our people are "morning people". I am not. <BR> <BR> So the 15m task is taught and done, and we're all standing around thumbs up ... well, you k... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 03:18:06 EST testblog1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1844899 ignore Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:01:46 EST Flock Hill - here's a map http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1824567 Found an interactive map from last year's ride from a guy with a GPS unit on his bike. :) <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=<BR>uqgpfcakkeoacwqj </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:09:41 EST