VATRUCKER's SparkPeople Blog VATRUCKER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community GETTING OLD IS NOT FOR SISSY'S Yo, good morning to all, hope all are well. Now this blog is as always meant to encourage, not condemn, or discourage. Are you over 60yrs old, I will be 66 on 5 april, are you sick and tired of being sick and tired, not wanting to live, not wanting to do anything physical, well be advised this blog is for YOU. I have read many messages on the boards of spark people of complete discouragement, wanting to give up, some giving up, others offering encouragement, one in particular is "you never fa... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:08:05 EST TO POST OR NOT TO POST, COULD THIS BE A QUESTION As I was passing by the spark people cafe I happened to notice the following subject. One word replies, do not bother. Well I took a look at some of the postings and found some interesting views. One of the spark people(see blog) had this to say in so many words(i will be using my own words here here) if all you can do is answer in one word to my post then don!t bother, I spent time and effort here for support and answers and here u are with one word, well just don!t brother. Now I want you ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:43:17 EST YO, WASSUP yo, wassup? Did U eat a healthy breakfast this morning <em>265</em> <em>490</em> , did You get at least 30 minutes on the machine of your choice for cardio <em>315</em> <em>324</em> <em>363</em> . did you remember to eat a healthy snack to fuel your body for the rest of the day <em>289</em> <em>45</em> , did you try and help someone with a problem <em>250</em> <em>334</em> , did you spark someone into exercising <em>324</em> <em>360</em> and finally did you rememb... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:30:24 EST spark people and people who spark Well I have been sparked several months now and have to say I enjoy logging in on a daily basis. There are a few things about about people who spark that are noticeably different than spark people. I have found some individuals who are defeated before they even start, some who question everything about spark people, people who complain about something as if they were paying for it and not getting their moneys worth and finally people who just want to have their say with no regards to anyones ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:01:32 EST MY NEW YEARS GIFT TO YOU If you have read my blog on heart disease you know I am pretty well eat up with heart disease. If you have read my other blogs you have seen what I have done to "LIVE WITH IT', but today I wish to share the results of a negative lifestyle over a period of years. As a result of not taking care of my heart, and possible AGENT ORANGE effect from the vietnam war, I am having to live with a damaged heart of about 20% bought on by heart attack in 1990. You may say SO WHAT, millions of people are do... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:09:09 EST FAILURE TO LAUNCH fRIENDS, ROMANS , COUNTRYMEN AND US CITIZENS PLUGGED INTO SPARK. MY QUESTION TODAY IS; WHY DO WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO HAVE OUR CAKE AN EAT IT TOO. When I see articles from folks about how to eat or drink a product w/ fewer calories I think of this as a prescription to fail to launch our new selfs. BEER IS FATTENING, ALCOHOL IS FULL OF SUGAR, CAKES AND PIES ARE AWESOME BUT SILENT KILLERS. IF WE WANT TO EXCEL IN OUR BID TO BECOME FIT, PRETTY, OR FAT, AND HAPPY, THEN WE MUST HAVE THE DISIPLINE TO D... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:35:28 EST WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM TODAY Well, today I have no energy, No desire to get any energy, want to wallow in self indulgence and pity, wife is in hospital with broken hip, I gained a pound and don!t understand why, life went from good to sucky over a two day period, but U know what? Today we call upon the creator of heaven and earth and run on his strenght, cause I am not willing to try on my own I will depend on him and him alone, betcha I wound the day up with 9 miles walked, proper diet and a big hooray that I am alive.... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:28:06 EST "THE HOLIDAYS AND TEMPTATION Upfront, this blog is not meant to be critical of anyone, it is truly meant to be a help tool for getting through the holiday season. I once knew a man who had a very bad heart attack. Bless his heart he could not seem to understand if U want to live you must make changes in your life. Now there are two ways to look at this, (1) the almighty has set a date for my time on earth to end and there is nothing I can do about it. I believe that every hair hair on my head is counted and I too have a ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 08:46:44 EST Embrassment at the local gym As an ex-gym goer and employee(I have my gym at home now) I was taken aback when I read a persons experience with their hometown gym. If I was still working at the gym, the first thing I would do is take the time to show the prospected member our equipment, what each piece does, how its affects the muscles or body part being worked. The cost of a membership would be the last thing I would bring up, and when I did bring it up I would work with client on a payment plan suitable to their afforda... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 16:14:39 EST My Journey With Heart Disease I used to be a long distance trucker with the Russell Stover Candies company. When I had my heart attack at the age of 44 yrs old, I weighed 378 pounds. Needless to say I carried candy in the cab of the truck and indulged in the pass time of boredom eating. When the heart attack came in the christmas eve of 1990 I was in the ER when I went into LVF and they had to break out the paddles to revive me. Flown out of my home to a very famous learning hospital I was given angioplasty and sent home... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:33:37 EST