Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,
but he keeps on forgettin what he wrote down,
the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking how, everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that
He won't have it , he knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope
He knows that, but he's broke
He's so stagnant that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's know as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don't want him no more, he's cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da
No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this motherfucking roof off like 2 dogs caged
I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I've been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepwritin the next cypher
Best believe somebody's paying the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
Cause man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard, and it's getting even harder
Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama's screaming on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony
Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot or I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfucking option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go it's my shot.
Feet fail me not this may be the only opportunity that I got
You can do anything you set your mind to, man
Posted on 07/31/2011 by beckyinma
It's taken me 10 weeks since I started C25K.
I DID IT!!!!!! OMG!!! This is a monumental occasion. Today I COMPLETED Week5Day3 of Couch to 5K, a solid 20 minute jog, after failing it on Tuesday... And to make it feel even better, I made it 22 minutes to make up for the 2 stops I had to make on Tuesday... 22 Minutes, NO breaks, NO hands on the side bars, NO peeking at the timer...WOOOHOOOOOO
Posted on 07/28/2011 by beckyinma
Servings: Serves 4 (Makes 8 Sliders)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup fine or medium bulgur
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 each small red onion
1/4 cup parsley leaf
1 cup reduced-soldium Chickpeas, canned, drained and rinsed
1 cup Carrots, shredded
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (more if needed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 medium whole wheat pita breads (1/2 an 8 oz pkg)
1 each pickling cucumber, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
2 teaspoons extra-light olive oil
2 teaspoons Fresh lemon juice
1 each Garlic clove, minced finely
2 tablespoons Fresh mint, chopped
1. Begin preparing the sliders. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Removefrom heat, add bulgur and salt, cover, and let sit until water is fully absorbed (about 20 minutes).
2. While bulgur rests, prepare the yogurt sauce. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and mint. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. When the bulgur is ready, continue preparing the sliders. Add onion and parsleyto a food processor and process until onion is finely chopped. Add the cooked bulgur, chickpeas, carrots, cumin, coriander, and cayenne, and pulse until chickpeas are finely chopped but not pureed.
4. Add panko and stir in by hand. You should be able to easily form the mixture into patties; mix in more bread crumbs if it's too moist. Form into 8 patties, pressing firmly to shape.
5. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add half the patties and saute until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and saute remaining patties.
6. To serve, heat pita in a toaster oven just until warm. Slice each pita in half and place a slider in each half, along with a few slices of cucumber. Drizzle with reserved yogurt sauce and serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2011
Posted on 07/27/2011 by beckyinma
Today I failed the 20 minute run on C25K week 5 day 3. I did however, jog a full 10 minutes without stopping. I stopped to gain my breath back, then ran another 4, then stopped to gain my breath back, then the last 4 I ran. And each stop was only 1 minute long, not the 5 minute break of the previous day's program... That felt good that the breaks were short.. I have exercise/allergy induced asthma, and today was the FIRST day, since starting with MFP 96 days ago, that I felt I might need my inhaler if I kept going.. FIRST TIME EVER! That's the only reason I stopped, because I was gasping for a deep breath...
I've never run 10 minutes in my LIFE. That is my NSV for the day, that 10 minutes from hell that I DID do!
Thursday I will attempt the 20 minute run again, and I know I will conquer it. Eventually.
Posted on 07/26/2011 by beckyinma
May 12, 2011 weight 204lb (10 lb lost since April 10)
June 6, 2011 weight: 197
July 11, 2011 weight: 188.6
Bust: 38 (thank goodness that hasn't changed since last)
Posted on 07/11/2011 by beckyinma
FOOD FAIL FRIDAY... OMG FOOD FAIL! Yesterday: Dinner time and I get home from the museum starving.. had to run an errand near a bunch of restaurants (walmart) so we were going to hit Texas Roadhouse for some steak (sInce I had walked the kids through a huge museum ALL day)...So we walked through walmart to get what we needed, we were in the grocery section when the whole store lost power.. 10 minutes later, the backup generator finally came on and we checked out (by the way, with cod fillets frozen, for $3.94/lb), got outside and all you could smell was burning stinky fried transformer... UGH! And the ENTIRE neighborhood/store strip was dark. No Steak for me! So we went to the other end of town, and hubby and I couldn't decide, so the kids were starving, we got them happy meals... Hubby didn't want a chicken sandwich because they're up 50Cents from last time, and they're not worth the extra money, but I decided against them too, and against a bigmac, and against a fish filet, but I was finally going to go for a pineapple mango smoothie, and decided against that last minute too... Now I'm feeling really dumpy because I'm still starving and I passed up on something somewhat good, AND I wasn't getting steak... So we headed home with the kids quietly eating in the back of the car. Half way home, hubby suggested Pizza, chinese, or splitting a korean dinner in town.. best korean restaurant EVA.. so I have them on speed dial.. THEY'RE ON FRICKIN VACATION THIS WEEK! I was about to have a nervous breakdown right there on the highway exit ramp! I was literally screaming at my phone, on the exit ramp of the highway, ready to bang it against the dashboard, when I heard the answering machine at the korean place, it was pretty funny.....Can I GET SOME DARN FOOD!??? So I wandered around the supermarket starving, and last night's dinner is all I could come up with...buffalo wings and lobster bisque, SO BAD! I was craving a creamy soup, because we had passed an olive garden on the way to run errands and I love their gnocchi soup...Sheesh!!! FOOD FAIL!
Posted on 07/09/2011 by beckyinma
Can You Spot Treat Body Fat?
Spot reduction has become a multi-million dollar industry in this country. They promise flat stomachs, toned buns, and various other body parts tight, toned, and fabulous.
Unfortunately, no one move or machine can spot treat your body. The human body doesn't work that way.
For example, the playing arm of a tennis player should have considerably less fat than the inactive arm.
Studies have been done to test the circumference of the playing arms of athletes. They found that they were greater due to more muscular development. However, there was no difference in the amount of fat between the two arms.
There was a great study from the University of Massachusetts in the mid-1980s. In this investigation, 13 male subjects participated in a vigorous abdominal exercise training program for 27 days. They performed a total of 5,000 sit-ups over the course of the research project. They found that body fat was reduced in three different areas. The abdomen, buttocks, and upper back areas. So, exercise in general will help you lose overall body fat.
There are five big factors why people gain or lose fat:
One will effect the other four in a big way. Poor nutrition one day can effect how much water you drink, then no energy for exercise, which does not help you handle stress well, and in the end have a poor night of sleep.
Start with the first factor and it will help the rest fall into place.
Posted on 07/06/2011 by beckyinma
Found this recipe today on Simplyrecipes.com, a great little food blog I follow religiously.
She doesn't make much that's 'light' though, so I have to alter the recipes to make them healthier.
Here is the original: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cherry_tomato_orzo_salad/
And here's my version:
http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa456/Beckyinma/Screenshot2011-07-02at62121PM.png (not using IE, so I can't use the insert image button)
I really like the lemon juice as the tart, instead of the traditional vinegar, even cider vinegar would have more of a bite.
Prepare the orzo, add olive oil and chill.
prepare remaining ingredients, chill and add to orzo, toss and serve cold.
It's really delicious alone, or with some sautéed portabella on the side.
Posted on 07/02/2011 by beckyinma
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