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I had the MUNCHIES attack all night

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Munchies got the best of me last night. I munched on celery and No fat home made onion dip (3 Tsp.) , large apple, 1 oz of mozzarella cheese. you see started to get worst as it went. LOL But I my back to my senses. I think that a stressful time I have with my very over weight daughter is what triggered it. At the time I couldn't see it. Just wanted to eat and could seem to not eat. I went over about 100 of the lower end of my calorie count not too bad. I have done a lot worst. i will be back in touch later today. I am OK now is is a NEW DAY.

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 10/18/2012 8:28PM

    You did an awesome job at getting control of the situation before you went over your calorie range. This is a big step don't underestimate your success!

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MYSHERIANN 10/18/2012 11:13AM

    My goodness your "munching" put me to SHAME! lol I MUNCHED on a huge bag of M&M's......TERRIBLE! I have made changes to make sure NO JUNK is in the house and I'm held accountable. Night time is really rough for me but being this over-weight is MORE rough so time to make consistent choices and stick w/ them!!!

GOOD LUCK and not that I encourage munching but you really seem to use a lot of self control with your "munching" yesterday. emoticon

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SH9719 10/18/2012 8:32AM

    You munched healthily and you stayed within your range. Sounds like a success to me!

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I Have

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My last blog I stated that I was not given enough information on how to handle losing weight with the RNY WLS to be able to continue to lose weight after the "Honey Moon" stage of the surgery. Now five years later I got the right info and I am doing so much better. Life changes a lot pertaining to the types of foods you can eat, but now I am learning about when and how to use water intake a certain way to help me manage hunger (that returns after six months to a year) and the amount to eat at one meal. This is making my life a lot more manageable when it comes to actual psychical hunger. I now have to stick to it this technique and handle the compulsive and emotional over eating. OH, I can't forget putting in exercising on a regular basics. I have more hope than I have had in 4 years that I will be able to get down to a healthy size and be able to move without so much pain in my joints. I am so thankful that I found found SP because that is what started all this, I have found so much useful info here and have had more support than anything I have tried. Thanks to all of you. emoticon

  
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WONDERFUL2BME 10/18/2012 4:00AM

    This is working and will continue to do so Judy!

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SH9719 10/18/2012 12:56AM

    That is great news. I am positive you will succeed. Best wishes.

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JACKIE542 10/18/2012 12:05AM

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LADYGSC 10/17/2012 11:30PM

    emoticon keep on sparking!!

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NANCYPAT1 10/17/2012 9:35PM

    I think it is almost criminal when the doctors don't give you the information you need to take proper care of yourself.

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I was not educated correctly after RNY surgery !!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

emoticon I had gastric by pass surgery about 5 years ago. I paid CASH for the hospital and surgery which came up top about $28,000.00 not counting expenses for a week motel stay and medical asst. near the hospital, i was told all the things that I couldn't eat and to not drink water while I ate. That was IT !! I guess because they already had my cash money they did not care about anything else. the checked me out after surgery and released me me from doctor's care in the usual amount of time. There I was 100 miles away from the support group that they offered to me, but I could not go because of finical reasons. So I read what I could and did what I though that I was suppose to. I lost weight at first (happy) but not what others was losing that I had read about. It was about 80 lbs. then My hunger returned and it was very hard for me not to overeat. I would stay away form the wrong foods but hunger would take over and I began snacking.Then I was snacking all the time. I then began to sip water along with eating because when was I going to drink water without eat (LOL) I maintained the 80 lbs off for about 3 yrs. without much trouble. Then with the grazing all the time and emotional eating I started gaining. That when I really got serious and started cut out the snacking and eat healthy meals and healthy snacks at a planed time. OK , the normal person should of adjusted and not been too hunger with this. I was hunger all the time. when they told me not to drink water with food they only explained that if I drink water while eating I would not be able to would enough food to get enough vitamins. of the food, So, I didn't know the whole story of why NOT to drink water while eating. They didn't even tell me to stop drinking water a certain time before eating. I gained 40 lbs of that 80 lbs back with the last 2 two yrs. before Spark people. i got the grazing under control and the meal plan with healthy foods. the put in exercising and I lost 30 lbs. very slowly. I was happy,but I was HUNGRY all the time. I was eating 6 small meals a day, but still would get very hungry. I didn't know what was wrong with me. I was on the Bariatric Team and stated this. One the the team members inform me that was why it was important to NOT drink 1 hour BEFORE meals and 2 hours after meals. Well, that was new to me. so, five years ago They just did not have the info like they do now on the internet so I started researching about the water intake after RNY surgery. i found out that if I had stretched my pouch and drink water before & while I ate the my food was passing through me within 30 minutes. if I was drinking water just before I ate my food was soup and then drinking water while I ate flushed it right on out. It didn't stay long enough in the pouch to make me feel full. then when the food went to the large intestine i had 20 feet to fill up before it would not emptying out my pouch. emoticon OK, bare with me. I found out the everybody's pouch stretches within 2 years. Within a year the hunger will come back if you don't learn how to use the pouch as a tool. I was so glad that I found out if people follow some rules that no matter how big your pouch had got you could still lost weight . the research paper didn't come out until 2008 I had surgery in 2007. so maybe they did have this info at that time. So, that is where I am now. I am trying to follow these set of rules to fill myself up with healthy foods and try not to be hungry ALL the time. I still have to deal with the mental part of wanting emotional eat and get active to improve my health. The rules are total different than I have every had to deal with eating food and drinking liquids. I think that I can do it. i am so thankful for all of you out there. i have hope that I can deal with this. i know not everybody has not had WLS surgery but I know that you all have the same issues I have about saying on a food plan and exercising. Oh, now I can pig out now on pizza and very high calorie foods. Then gain weight very fast even though it doesn't stay in my pouch it stays in my intestines and the high calories get into my body because I am not letting that food go out by grazing ALL the time. I know I am a compulsive over eater, but I could understand why I really stayed psychical HUNGRY all the time. Well, thank God now I know. I was so mad at first that I was mot told about now I needed to follow these rules. The rules I had been given was diffidently NOT what I needed to do. Oh, for the first six months it was right, but after that NO. I found out it was a new set of rules that needed to be followed. I have to" let it go and let God have it" I can do this. I feel really hopeful about controlling my appetite now. It has been 3 years that I have been so hungry all the time and feel hopeless about it. Thanks again for All the support you all have given me. I am looking forward to reporting good news using these NEW "rules" now. Love to all of you. Judy

  
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/17/2012 10:22AM

    WOW Judy, I would have felt the same way! I'm glad you found the information and can now fight back...... I have been drifting for the last 2 weeks but I'm back standing strong! When and if I dissapear, yell in my direction...... :}
YES WE CAN!
God said so..... emoticon

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LYNNA1968 10/15/2012 7:49PM

    I sympathize with you, my surgery was covered by insurance, my surgery was also in 2005. We weren't told about the chance of vitamin deficiencies. Its a real shame & I'm sorry.

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/13/2012 8:40PM

    What an awful experience for you!. My cousin had the gastric bypass a long time ago. I am thinking 10 plus years ago. She lost 100 lbs but since she has gained it all back. Her experience made me realize that this wasn't for me. It seems it takes the same kind of skills to lose it and keep if off with the surgery as it does without it.

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JACKIE542 10/13/2012 7:22PM

    Hi Judy, sure am happy you did your own research. The internet is so helpful, when you don't get the information that you should have gotten.
I am looking forward to seeing how your new plan works for you. It sounds like you know what is going on and what you should do.

Have a great evening! emoticon emoticon

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Shamed Myself Into Doing a VBlog

Thursday, October 04, 2012


I enjoy seeing other's face and the visual contact so much. Then I started feeling guilty for the reason that I have not done a Vblog and give back that feeling of the visual contact. So, I am going to give it a try.

I watched my Vblog and I seem so, so serious it it. I am sorry. I hope next time I can be more cheerful.

  
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HAPINANA 10/14/2012 12:19AM

    good job on the vlog Judy.... I can sure relate to the ups and downs of dieting, but SparkPeople has really done it for me!! I so love this place. It really keeps me focused on what I have to do everyday to accomplish the healthy life I'm looking for... we can do it my SparkFriend .. SPARK emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/9/2012 10:37PM

    Hi Judy, I don't know how I missed this vlog you did days ago, but here I am now. Great vlog. I agree the vlogs are so wonderful. They make me feel so much more connected with people. I love your accent. emoticon

I always wondered about the gastric bypass and how it differs from what we have to do anyway to lose weight. It just seems like it costs a lot of money, has unneccesary risks, and a person still needs to control portions, but now they have the after effects of the surgery as well.

I am so glad you didn't give up and that you found Sparkpeople where we can learn from those who have reached goal, those doing it, and even the newbie insights. It is awesome.

I will look forward to your next vlog. I don't think you seemed uncheerful. You gave us some great information here.

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KMCASSADA0515 10/9/2012 1:46PM

    I am really glad you did one of these! Keep up with them, it was great to see you... and I LOVE YOUR ACCENT! emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/8/2012 9:52AM

    Good Morning Judy,
I have been being pushed by the doctors for health reasons, to get a bypass or a banding done. I have held out for almost 2 years. I know ME.... I have to get moving BEFORE I decide on anything major or I won't benifit from any type of surgery. I want to do this MYSELF......
Lets get this done my friend! emoticon

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BLINDEDPANDA 10/5/2012 8:54PM

    Nice to see you Judy! :D


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GENEALOGYGAL 10/5/2012 10:58AM

    Nice to meet you Judy! Thank you for sharing your story. Glad you found SP and can now strive with the rest of us to forget our past and get healthier today. :o), Janice emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 10/5/2012 1:46AM

    Thank you for sharing your story with us, Judy! I am glad you found Spark People and hope to see more vlogs from you in the future! Have a great Friday!



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SH9719 10/5/2012 1:44AM

    Born to be a video star.

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1EMMA2011 10/5/2012 12:57AM

    Good for you for putting yourself out there! I feel proud of you. emoticon

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Hunger goes a long with inactive

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wow! since I have not been exercising I have been twice as hungry. I see that the exercise does help me not want to eat. I am still sick but plan to walk tomorrow and the rest of the week-end. I hope to get back to Fitness exercises and water aerobics on Monday. I am still coughing some and don't feel up to par. I sure hope that I do not see many days like I have had, this winter. I have been eating veggies and taken strong vita. , but still got a bad case of a head and chest cold. I was hoping now that I was eating better and exercising that I would be more healthier. I have been able to read more blogs while I couldn't exercise. Thank goodness for SP because usually I would of eat more. Thanks for being out here Spark buddies. Hugs. Judy

  
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KASTASTROPHY 10/2/2012 8:40PM

    I am hoping you are feeling better!!!!! BIG BIG HUGS!!!!!

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JACKIE542 9/27/2012 10:31AM

    Hope you contunue to improve each day! Take it slow, but go! Take care! emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 9/26/2012 11:25PM

    It is wonderful to have Sparkpeople when you are house bound to help keep you going the right direction. I am so glad you are feeling better. Those chest colds are nasty bugs.

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GENEALOGYGAL 9/26/2012 10:27PM

    Glad you are a little better! emoticon

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KFQUILTER 9/26/2012 9:48PM

    take care of yourself. try something for exercise that is only short amount of time. A 5 minute walk, a trip up and down the stairs at home. every little bit helps and I bet it will make you feel better also. take care.

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