X5X52000's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=X5X52000 X5X52000'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/ Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665194 For me, finishing is all about motivation. If you’re having a difficult time finishing, it’s best to look closely at why you want to finish in the first place. <BR> <BR> If the task or project isn’t something you want to do, consider the consequences of dropping it. I’ve done this often and it’s a relief when I finally drop something I didn’t really want to do in the first place. <BR> <BR> If you really do want to do the task/project, ask why. What do you get out of it? Do you love doing it... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:02:19 EST Basic weight loss tips!!! Repost in case u missed it 1st time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407538 Tips, Rules and Goals: <BR> <BR> Weigh yourself at least two or three times a week, and write down every single thing you eat. <BR> <BR> Sugar is terrible for you, for your waistline and for your liver — even worse than saturated fat. Avoid it, especially in beverages. To satisfy your sweet tooth, focus on fruit. <BR> <BR> If you don’t do any exercises, start. If you do, make them more strenuous. And include some weightlifting, yoga and pushups. <BR> <BR> The more fundamental a food item ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:14:02 EST A day in the life of a NY Golf Nut!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369432 Started the day at 1:00 am this morning!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l46276962.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Drove 45 minutes to Bethpage Long Island to get on line with all the other golfnuts. By the way i was number 45 on line. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1205233195.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Stretched out and did some Yoga and took a light nap until tickets and wristbands were given out at 4:30 am. Managed to get the first tee time on the BLACK COU... Mon, 27 May 2013 15:12:17 EST SECRETS TO SUCCESS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266064 <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~Colin Powell <BR> <BR> We have the game plan, so lets get it done. Don't let our past failures hinder our progress for the future!!!! Let's Go Sparkfam!!!! <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:44:38 EST Let's Go Sparkfam!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179531 <em>198</em> “Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.” <BR> <BR> Lets end 2012 strong, and lets enter 2013 running! <em>30</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 06:59:40 EST HIKE TODAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l692129603.jpg"> About 2 hours into hike this is the scene that GOD gave us!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l549064522.jpg"> Saw her but couldn't ride her! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652330262.jpg"> Finally got to the top Port au Prince is a great city from above!!! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:09:51 EST My Views from Haiti http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178125 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269300951.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297120982.jpg"> <BR> This is a Testamant to Gods Glory! Woke up this morning to see his greatness! Me and the boys went fishing today in Haiti! Will take a nice hike through the mountains in the morning! <BR> Phil AKA the Golfman Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:59:43 EST Let's Keep it up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169902 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:52:16 EST Let's get it done now!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152694 “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” ~Thomas S. Monson <BR> <BR> December is upon us already, so let's end 2012 with a bang! Let's make this the best month ever SparkFam!!!! <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:48:33 EST 10 WAYS TO BUST STRESS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140609 You often see articles on ways to unwind and relax after a stressful day, which I always find useful, but for me the most important advice would be to get to the source of the problem, and cut stress out before it even happens. <BR> <BR> By careful editing of your life, and changing certain habits, you can eliminate most (not all) sources of stress in your life. <BR> <BR> I don’t believe that a stress-free life is possible. Stress is a response to challenges in life, and a life without ch... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:14:32 EST Commitment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120478 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> Lets get this month started right and commit ourselves to achieve our goals no matter how great or small they are! Lets Go SparkFam! <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:00:57 EST No Better Time Than Now!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082229 <em>198</em> <em>198</em> “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started NOW!!! With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <BR> The month of September had its highs and lows. Let's put it behind us and make this month our best month ever sparkf... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:05:31 EST Baby I'M Back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066957 Played my first round of Golf today since the hand injury! Shot a decent score but still have a lot of work to do to get back to tournament form! 1 Day at a time! <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> <em>198</em> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:13:40 EST Alternative to Golf! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041410 <em>213</em> Did some Yoga, Swam, and biked in the pocono mountains Today! Can't wait for this hand to heal to swing a club again! <em>334</em> <em>198</em> <em>386</em> <em>28</em> <em>381</em> <em>198</em> <em>213</em> <em>381</em> <em>43</em> <em>20</em> <em>234</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:40:46 EST Round 3 at Golf Tourney! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036602 Was having a great round today! 5 under after 9 holes! Hit the turn Blasted my driver on a 550 yrd par 5, and had less that 200 to go! Hit a fat shot with my 5 iron and ended up breaking 4 bones in my right hand <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800204179.jpg">, so I had to withdraw from the the tournament! This game of golf is cruel when she wants to be <em>39</em> ! I will spend the rest of the time while im down here hitting up some great restaurants with my son to make ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:11:12 EST Round 2 at the Golf tourney!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035133 Scored a 73 today to put me in a tie for 5th place at the World Golf AM Handicapped Championship in Myrtle Beach. MY son who is caddying for me made my day today by saying "Daddy you are on fire. You make my job easy!!!" I thank all of my sparkfam for support given! Looking forward to round three in the afternoon on WED!!!!! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:51:49 EST HAPPY BDAY TO ME!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033662 Down in South Carolina for the World Amateur Handicap Golf Tournament. Didnt do as well as expected opening round but had a great day with my son caddying for me. Spending the day with him doing what i love was the greatest present ever. Looking forward to round 2 in the morning!! <em>383</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:47:16 EST Quote of The DAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003829 •“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>198</em> <em>381</em> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>386</em> <em>91</em> <em>4</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> <em>345</em> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>4</em> <em>102</em> <em>198</em> <em>211</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:13:05 EST Quote of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992227 •“Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.” ~Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> Lets make this week the best week ever! <em>9</em> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:14:46 EST 5 steps to help with weight loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978404 Step 1: Begin gradual exercise. Instead of trying to change your entire life with an intense weight loss plan, we’re going to start small. All you want to do is make a commitment to get yourself moving for at least 10 or 15 minutes each day for 30 days straight. <BR> <BR> Some key points: <BR> •Type of exercise. If you’re already a runner or a cyclist or something similar, then begin a very, very modest program of resuming that exercise. Otherwise, walking, a treadmill, hiking, a cycling m... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:33:55 EST Funny Quote of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973473 •“Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.” ~Anonymous <em>246</em> <em>246</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:38:47 EST Untitled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960126 •“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> Let's not park and Lets keep it moving SparkFam! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <em>198</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 07:11:05 EST Very Interesting Article on SP. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955488 I read this article and i thought hey we can be part of the 5% ! Tell me what you think. We can do this SparkFAM! <BR> <BR> 5 Secrets of the 5% <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well<BR>ness_articles.asp?id=423 <BR> <BR> Tell me if you have problem with link. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 19:20:14 EST Have a Great 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954081 <em>283</em> Have a Great 4th of July SparkFAM!!!!! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 19:55:15 EST 20 tricks to break a bad habit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948138 Here are some ideas I’ve found useful. Try 1 or try them all!: <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> 1.Commit for a Month. Thirty days is all you need to make a habit change permanent. Less time than that and the new alternative might not be hardwired into your brain. More time and any failures to last are usually a failure of strategy, not duration. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> 2.Replace What You Lose. Your habits fulfill needs. When you suddenly cause a change, you may inadvertently cut them out. Before y... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:48:36 EST Change it UP for this week!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940373 •“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Lets take this week to change up our routines for more positive results! However small that change is, just switch it up. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:43:10 EST ITS A HOT 1!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935296 Lets use precaution when doing our outdoor activities today and tomorrow while we are in this heat wave. <em>198</em> <em>259</em> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:41:44 EST HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930488 Happy fathers day to all my sparkfam dads out there! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:43:50 EST Going back to Cali!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925351 Flight is delayed so i am sparking with my sparkfam! Taking my son to California for the US Open in Golf. we have tickets for the 1st round and the championship round on Sunday. Tiger, Phil, and Bubba what a pairing! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:21:40 EST Quote for mon 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923680 •“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:47:31 EST Some tips on insomnia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922237 Until about a year and a half ago, I had some bad problems with insomnia. Now I’m an early riser and I have no problems going to sleep at night. I can’t guarantee that these tips will work for everyone, but they definitely helped me: <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> 1.Exercise. If you start to exercise and really tire out your body, you will be nice and exhausted when it comes time to go to bed. When I began running, especially longer distances (it took me awhile to build up to that, though), I would... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:14:39 EST Choices! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920616 •“Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Let's choose to commit to this journey of health. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:15:33 EST Results from GC tourney!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919316 Even though i shot a personal best at the course (-3), it was not good enough to win. Had many positives though, like being able to have my son caddy for me (had a great time cracking jokes), walked the course with no stamina issues, and was able to compete with some of the best amateurs in the region and still hold my own. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:52:04 EST GC Golf Tourney! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918073 Getting reared up to play in the Golf Channel amateur tournament at great rock in long island in the morning! Came in second at the Memorial Day classic @ Dyker beach so I am hungry for a win! Wish me luck! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:59:51 EST Down 3lbs!!!! 65 total since oct of last year!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914036 I have been so happy with the progress made with the golf game I didn't even remember to step on the scale until i put on a pair of pants and they fell to my ankles and i weighed myself and saw i lost 65lbs since last October. <BR> <BR> New Dilema: I need some new pants <em>9</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:40:54 EST Think Positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903269 You can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses.” ~Ziggy <BR> <BR> If you gained a couple of pounds from the holiday don't look at it negatively, but look at it as a learning experience of what you should not do to achieve your goals Tue, 29 May 2012 19:28:34 EST Results from tourney!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901672 Scored a 68 which is 4 under par! Came in second, but was glad with the way i swung the club today! all my hard work has paid off because i was going against some pros! Mon, 28 May 2012 19:16:06 EST Tournament Bound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900372 Tomorrow is my first true test of the results from my weight loss. I will be playing in the Memorial Day Golf Tournament @ Dyker beach! Wish me luck! Sun, 27 May 2012 20:49:52 EST NO BETTER TIME THAN THE PRESENT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890179 The past is history. The future, a mystery. The here and now is a gift. That is why it’s called the present.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> First let me start out by saying i was inspired to give you this quote this week from ericaw2012 who's daily quotes gets me going through the day. I give this quote to you to say lets forget about all of our pitfalls in the past and use them as a learning experience as to what not to do and use today to start new to achieve our goals in this journey we have signed ... Sun, 20 May 2012 19:35:24 EST Trying to eat healthier? Make lifestyle changes, and have a weekly cheat day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883197 It can be a difficult thing to change our diets. I’m not a big fan of being on a “diet” in the first place, one that restricts you to bland food and makes you feel like you’re suffering. These diets are doomed to failure, as they might work in the short term but we will always, always fall off them. Trust me, I’ve tried and fallen off many: Atkins, South Beach, the Abs Diet, Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, and some you probably haven’t heard of. <BR> <BR> As others have said before me, don’t go... Tue, 15 May 2012 21:04:40 EST Ready to focus on me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869254 Ok with my current exercise plan with the inclusion of Yoga i have seen the results in my golf game. Now it is time to focus on my weight loss and get to my goal. I will make the adjustments that i need, and i am sure with all my wonderful sparkfriends i will have the motivation needed to get over the hump! <em>334</em> Sun, 6 May 2012 18:35:14 EST MY Lowest golf score of the season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868229 I played 2 rounds of golf today in Pennsylvania on a course named Morgan Hills and scored a 68 which is my lowest score of the year! All the hard work at the gym and eating right has really paid off! I am playing my best golf ever! Sat, 5 May 2012 22:21:49 EST A Simple Playlist for Tranquil Exercise, Productivity and Calm Living! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863320 There are times when I want to crank up the metal and get myself pumped up. <BR> <BR> But many times, I find that playing some mellow tunes helps me focus, calm myself, and enjoy life much more. <BR> <BR> Your mileage may vary, but I would recommend some simple tunes if you’d like to enjoy your exercise (a quiet sunrise or sunset run is wonderful), or be productive, or just go about your day with some tranquility. <BR> <BR> It tends to drown out the chaos of the world, and allows me to ... Wed, 2 May 2012 15:33:31 EST 16 Tips to Maximize your workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850452 <em>84</em> Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes. Though the tendency of some people who really want to get a lot out of their workouts is to spend a lot of time at the gym, the truth is that after 30 or 40 minutes, the benefit isn’t as great. To go that long, you’d have to lower the intensity of the workout, and that means that you’re spending too much time working out. It’s better to work out at a higher intensity for a shorter amount of time. <BR> <em>84</em> High-intensity workouts... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:31:42 EST I finally go back to work tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848718 well after a 2 week layoff and a trip to the dominican republic i go back to work tonight. i am stress free and ready to take on the challenges presented to me! TY spark family for keeping me stable and on point during my vacation! <BR> phil <em>334</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:24:22 EST 16 Great, Healthy Dinners in 10-minutes or Less without meat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839662 <em>4</em> Gazpacho: Combine one pound tomatoes cut into chunks, a cucumber peeled and cut into chunks, two or three slices stale bread torn into pieces, a quarter-cup olive oil, two tablespoons sherry vinegar and a clove of garlic in a blender with one cup water and a couple of ice cubes. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper, then serve or refrigerate, and a little more olive oil. <BR> <em>4</em> Herb pasta: Toss a cup of chopped mixed herbs with... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:26:57 EST Missed My flight back to NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836411 Tried to squeeze an extra round of golf today while down in the Dominican Republic, and ended up missing my flight back to NY, but woke up to this this morning! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l443025168.jpg"> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:19:46 EST TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833770 Had a great day today. Went to the gym and took a yoga class, and did some resistance training! I then went out and played 1 1/2 rounds of golf. I am ready to take on this golf season. <em>278</em> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:10:21 EST Simplify eating habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827613 These days, we usually have to choose between having complicated meals or eating unhealthy fast food or frozen food. In many cases, people who are trying to lose weight go on complicated diets that have too many requirements to remember, let alone keep up with. <BR> <BR> However, you can eliminate stress and be healthier at the same time by simplifying your diet. <BR> <BR> How can you do this? First, let’s consider what our needs in constructing our simple diet: <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Si... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 19:44:29 EST 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817275 One of the problems in our daily lives is that many of us rush through the day, with no time for anything … and when we have time to get a bite to eat, we gobble it down. <BR> <BR> That leads to stressful, unhealthy living. <BR> <BR> And with the simple but powerful act of eating slower, we can begin to reverse that lifestyle immediately. How hard is it? You take smaller bites, you chew each bite slower and longer, and you enjoy your meal longer. <BR> <BR> It takes a few minutes extra each... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:56:26 EST