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Idaho Helga

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the OSU-UM game in 2006 after my oldest brother got offered extra tickets to the game from OSU "because we oversold Minnesota, want 2 more tickets to Michigan instead?". I flew back. I have 4 brothers, I had to sit with the traitor but we had a ball at Hineygate and the game. Best tailgating I ever saw; total party.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: This will date me, but Kelvin Ransey.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals but if too poopy but will switch to Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds fan. Life time. Solid.
  • SOCCER TEAM: ??Let me know when games don't finish 0-1 after th

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Jun 2015

Great post. I'm sorry I didn't respond for awhile. Yes diet is a key.  Yes a good trainer is the bomb.  It pays to not waste away your workout on someone who isn't qualified.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Definitely wish I had started sooner. It's easier to keep it off then work it off.    I only see the trainer every few months in relation to what's offered with the gym contract or it would be extra big bucks.  But they are nice and will stop by when I'm on the bike and check in,ask how I'm doing etc for nada.  It's a Kroc center gym so it's very nice. I'm blessed.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

I've been so busy, but I should definitely have mentioned how pivotal diet is. I was not a big hamburger/fried food person but I now never eat that stuff.  My job is big on "who's turn to bring in doughnuts?" on Fridays.
 I let them know (as did 2 other coworkers after I spoke up) I'm off the list for buying or eating.  If I'm going to splurge, gimme a milkshake.  My big downfall is breads and doughnuts(ah, I'm Homers lost daughter!)  particularly are like meth for me   Can't eat just one,  then it's a habit, then I physically look horrible.   Strangely I don't like cake, yet every other bread, sweet  etc  I LOVE PIE.  I LOVE PIE! PIE! PIE!


Comment 26 Jun 2015

Thanks for the link.  GOOD LUCK on the other 16.4 lbs .  I hear chicken is on sale.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

My son is going thru this.  It's tough.  The inability to have a schedule is hell.  Stick in there, You said you are feeling better and it's grueling but that gets better, it's the reward.   Keep us posted  on how you are doing! 

When I nod off at night, after doing a tough day ( I do computer tech support for a living, it can get bad) I pause and think  not whining is my reward.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

Your post was thoughtful and hilarious.  I would really sponsor a Hawkins vs you  event from your post.  Yes, I live in the "Temple of Torment".  Women in their 50's are really, really into this . I will avoid the "too much information" part of this episode.

Move that fridge by yourself baby, you can do it, YOU CANNNNNN DOOOO  ITTTT!

p.s. Never ran a 10k  but congrats to you , what exactly does a finish line look like????? 

Comment 25 Jun 2015

God bless the people who can work out at home.  Didn't work for me, even though I bought at a yard sale, nearly the bike I ride at the gym.  NO, at the house, first you decide to read the mail.  Then you decide to return phone calls.  Then, blah, blah, and you are ready for bed.  For me, I have to "work out" out of my home or there are too many distractions.

Sold the bike I bought for the home. It had dust from all 4 of us when sold.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

Excellent point.  I once heard, it takes 21 days to make a GOOD habit,  5 to make a bad one. I'm in agreement with this.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

Chic is right, it has to be treated so severely because it makes it not a sport anymore, just an event.  

Pete can get in right after Shoeless Joe. 

I do agree with the "Hall of Cheaters" concept.  A private enterprise (kinda like a "Ripley" museum) should go up across the street in Cooperstown.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

His bookie likely leaked at least a few times (and possibly on a regular basis) to other clients games Pete DIDN'T bet on.  Once he starts betting on the Reds, other gamblers would pay attention to games he didn't .  As a manager, he could change pitchers, the rotation, etc.  

I agree if he would have admitted everything, he might be in the hall now.  But he and Art S deserve what they are getting.  I'll add Ryan Leaf to that list.  People around here were really embracing him again and then he gets busted for burglary.   He will never, ever be liked here again.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I have access to the trainers at my gym and I wouldn't want a male.  I want one who understands women because she is one.  Women aren't the same as men when it comes to exercise and diet.  I suppose Caitlyn Jenner  might be available now....uh, never mind.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

I'm not buying it either.  Why wouldn't she let anyone in the room? If I did that I'd be proud of my work.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

You will get lots of snarky (and worse) comments at Mgoblog and I haven't posted anything there in years but back in Hoke's first year when it looked like they were turning things around, I posted a little and was always treated well.  When your program sucks, the last thing you want to hear from is your uber successful arch rival.  I am hardly ever over there in the off season but during the season I enjoy Brian and a few other writers articles.

Thanks Ramzy,  I find myself scrolling past the arguments here with rival fans as it is a waste of time and disc space on your server.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

It was frustrating to see Delly on what seemed like 50 times, try to cut in between the exact same screen (top of key on right) and end up running behind Curry when he should have cut in front of the screen which would have kept him in front of Curry. 

Comment 17 Jun 2015

To have taken it to six games and also to have lost the first in overtime exceeded my expectations due to the injuries.  Also, I'd like to point out the Mosgov (sp?) played his a$$ off last night.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

I agree, I'd be willing to bet that at least 1/4 or more of those used on any given day aren't a valid use of them.  They should have to be renewed more often.  They could rotate colors of them like the stickers on my license plates which indicate the year.

My best friend has a sister whose sister is on disability as is her spouse at age 50 due to obesity.  These two never dieted or exercised.  They go to the charity food pantry and eat at free meals in their community.  So all of us get to support them for the rest of their lives.  It irked the crap out of me when she told me those two are going on a 10 day cruise.