The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 37 - June 29, 2011


Saints thump Steelers, move into first

Adult Co-Ed League Scores:

Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers – 13
MartiniVille Saints – 38

For the Steelers, Chuck McCracken threw for 85 yards and one TD, Jason Garden had 80 yards receiving and a TD plus a rushing TD, Alan Conley had 20 yards receiving and an extra point. For the Saints, Ryan Moss threw for 215 yards and four TDs; ran for 53 yards and scored two TDs, Jonathan Moss had 93 yards receiving and two TDs and an extra point, Nate Talucci had 57 yards receiving and two TDs, and Amy Talucci had an extra point.

Slim's Place Patriots – 20
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins – 49
For the Patriots, David Johnston threw for 127 yards and two TDs and rushed for 30 yards and a TD, Ben Conlon had 33 yards receiving and two TDs and two interceptions, Dustin Swain had 51 yards receiving and a two-point conversion. For the Dolphins, Mike Shaugnessy threw for 243 yards and four TDs, Tim Shaugnessy threw for 72 yards and two TDs and caught a two-point conversion, Brianna Shaugnessy threw for 35 yards and a TD, Frank Agnelli had 167 yards receiving and four TDs, Pat Calvery had 139 yards receiving and three TDs an extra point and a two-point conversion, Eric Gledhil had two interceptions.

Integrity Sound Redskins 12
Sato Real Estate Browns 13
For the Redskins, Danny Murphy threw for 120 yards and a TD and had 90 yards rushing and a TD, Scott Rudacille had 72 yards receiving and a TD, Ryan Hogan had three flag pulls and an interception. For the Browns, Greg Ross threw for 110 yards and a TD and had 10 yards receiving and a TD, Tommy Tyrell threw for 10 yards and a TD and had 67 yards receiving and two interceptions, Josh Sato had 65 yards receiving and a TD and an extra point.

Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers 15
Island Sun Newspaper Panthers – 25
For the Buccaneers, Larry Berkery threw for 85 yards and two TDs, Shawn Kaleta had 68 yards receiving and a TD, Tony Peterill had 10 yards receiving and a TD, Scott Eason had 15 yards receiving and a two-point conversion, Don Pervis had 20 yards receiving and an extra point. For the Panthers Scott Dell threw for 134 yards and four TDs, Kevin Austin threw for 46 yards had 12 yards receiving had 13 yards rushing and an extra point, Tyler Bekkerus had 65 yards receiving and three TDs and an interception, Jamie Gregorich had 70 yards receiving and a TD.

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule:

Adult Co-Ed League

June 23, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Slim's Place Patriots vs. Integrity Sound Redskins

June 23, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins vs. Island Sun Panthers

June 23, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Tyler's Ice Cream Steelers vs. Beach to Bay Buccaneers

June 23, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Sato Real Estate Browns vs. MartiniVille Saints

Dieting on social media

Many people can't afford or don't want to go a gym. They also may not want to buy an expensive weight loss program or hire a personal coach or dietician to help lose weight. In an era of social media like Facebook, Twitter and apps, what's a person to do? The options are as endless as your smart phone. And you don't even need one of those. A good Internet connection can be your trainer, counselor and taskmaster.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Facebook is your friend. Ideally, you want to post a status update announcing your dieting goals so that everyone on your friend list can cheer you on. But if that's not doable, then consider sending a message to the friends who would be best at supporting you — those who've successfully lost weight may become your best supporters.

You can create many different friend lists. Be sure you do this the moment you "friend" someone. You'll get an option to create a list if you don't already have one. For example, I have separate lists for family, friends (like the old-fashioned, in person friends you really know), runners, high school and college friends, just for starters.

Consider creating a friend list of diet and fitness gurus that support your weight loss goals and help you stay on track. If a particular friend has an area of expertise that you like and knows how to get the best results from a particular exercise routine, ask if he/she could design a program that you could follow too. If you have a specific gadget you like, such as kettle bells, for example, make a separate friend list for those too.

Once you recruit friends, then whenever you have a moment of weakness, you can post a Facebook call for help through a status update or message to your targeted support friend list.

Share photos by making your main image be either a picture of yourself at your goal weight — no matter how old the image is — or upload an image of yourself at your before state, if you have one. Let folks on your list know that you're working on losing weight you've picked up over recent years. You'll be surprised by the positive words of encouragement that come your way!

Create a Facebook fan page as an online weight loss goal journal. This allows you to record your progress in real time. Post pictures of yourself at various stages. Don't be bashful about your success. All of your successes or even some setbacks can be posted on your fan page which serves as the best online scrapbook, so that you can see how much you've accomplished.

There are countless groups on social media sites that offer tons of weight loss, diet and exercise tips from people who share a common background. Posting comments on the walls of these groups can help you stay on track with people who need to make healthy lifestyle changes, too.

Diet, nutrition and exercise apps on Facebook or on your smart phone are amazing. Many have websites so that you can be connected both at your desktop and remotely away from home. Look for one that's not complicated so that you don't get frustrated and lose interest. Here are some popular sites:

FitDay & Lose It: Nutrition and calorie calculators and record keepers. The best part is deducting the calories from the 30 minute walk you took this morning from the dessert you just ate.

Calorie Counter: This app tells how many pounds you can expect to lose if you reduce on some of those high-calorie eats each day;

Runkeeper: My favorite app to use on my smart phone if I forget my Garmin which keeps track of how far, how fast and how many calories I've burned running/biking.

iMap My Run/Ride: Same as above.

Water: Yes seriously. It keeps track of how much water you drink. You need to calculate the amount and select the size cup you'll be using. Has great tips and info on hydration.

When you're ready for the next level, sign up for a walk or race. Lists most races, walking, running, biking, swimming or a combo of all in your area. You can register online here too.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at or 941-704-1025.

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