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Naked on the scale

Monday, May 28, 2012

I wanted the results with out trying . I gained 4 pounds in one month. Then I stand there naked on the scale in disbelieve, as if it magically appeared & I had nothing to do with it. I am saying to myself how can this be. Oh Yeah let me tell you how it happened. I no longer walk or work out, I indulged in too many bratwurst, I have been eating more that my share of creamy foods, I eat late at night on empty bad cereal, Italian cookies, etc etc. Then I have the nerve to wonder what happened. I was reading ( mexgal 1 ) Sallie's blogs last night. This morning I have a knew awakening ( thanks Sallie ) this is my doing my laziness , my emotional upset because of my brother having cancer. He would not want me to let myself go he is fighting the battle of his life. In a sence we all are because the results can be life threatening if we do not take care of our bodies, I do not want my vessel of a body to be a garbage disposal. I will blog every day , I will record my foods I will start to walk & work out. Today is my new day !!!!
Judy

  
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KALANTHA 6/3/2012 10:39AM

    Go, Judy! Jump right back up here on the SparkWagon with us! We're all on this journey and, together, we CAN DO ANYTHING!!!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 5/28/2012 1:45PM

    Well, we just don't do well when we can't cope with overwhelming stress. The good news is that you assessed the situation and are taking back the controls. No harm done and you know what you want to do about it.

The stress is still there though. Can you walk it off? Every time your foot hits the pavement you can be talking it over and working through the fear, anger, pain and sadness.

Good job finding your way back.

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PURPLELVR7 5/28/2012 9:59AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 5/28/2012 9:54AM

    Wow, good for you to take stock of where you are and what is important to be healthy and strong and be there for your brother. You are so right that he would not want you to let yourself go. I am sure he loves you much and wants the best for you.
Peace be with you.
You can do this. Embrace the good feeling of treating your body well.
Have a good Memorial Day.
Sallie

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COOKWITHME65 5/28/2012 9:38AM

    I too have been eating badly. Gained 4lbs myself. I'm a bad stress eater. So finally Sat night as I had some chips " I said enough". I need to take care of myself. I don't have control of everything around me that is painful. Sunday am I stripped down and weighed my self, corrected my ticker to show my correct weight, put my pedeometer on to measure steps and filled a gallon jug with water. I tracked all day and drank most of the water. The foods were not the best choices but I have been eating out of my freezer and pantry mostly due to a tight budget but I did stay with in my calorie range. You are so right! Our bodies are not a garbage disposal. Wishing you a great new day! You are not alone. We can do this together.

- Kristan emoticon

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NELLJONES 5/28/2012 9:37AM

    Try it one thing at a time. For me, I concentrate on the food rather than the exercise because it takes less time (very precious right now with moving my mother who is entering dementia, and selling her car and condo, and being her only transportation) and there are days (try months) when it's all I can do to keep it together. BUT I watch what I eat, so no real damage can occur. There are a million great reasons for exercise, but activity will have to suffice, and I can manage my weight just fine with careful food selection. Then I have one less big grief on my mind. I'll take it.

You can get through all of it! I am the laziest person in the world, and believe me, if I can do it, anyone can.

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He came home to be with Mom

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Mother had the most beautiful Mother's day surprise as well as the rest of us. My beloved brother Bobby in California has cancer he has colon cancer which the cancer is in his lymphatic system. He has a 2 hour iv the first of every month of chemo then 2 cancer pills for 21 days then free of the cancer medication for only 6 days out of the month for the next 8 months. He called Mom on Sat & she told him we would be going to the Cracker Barrel for Sunday dinner. As we were all sitting there talking & eating we looked up & suddenly there stood Bobby.Our Mom almost passed out. He said he had to come home to see Mom for Mother's Day. We were all so happy to see him what a lovely surprise for mom she is 82 My brother is 59. I love him so much

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 6/10/2012 3:50AM

    How moving! emoticon

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MAKINANIMPACT 6/2/2012 10:02PM

    Judy,

I had to stop by to get an update and it sounds like things are going a bit better!
What a great Mother's day for you mom, not to mention a great day for the whole family!

I'm glad to see that he was well enough to have been able to make the trip!

Take care and lots of ((hugs))!

Kelly



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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 5/15/2012 3:25PM

    What a wonderful Mother's Day for all of you. Life is a celebration every day when we have people to love.

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BUGLET- 5/14/2012 9:51PM

    So glad he could come and cheer her day.
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Is it possible? Did someone one else take my place ?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today was the big day to weigh in, I approached the scale hesitating to stand on the scale sucking in my stomach like a fool thinking okay this will help ( is that a stupid thought or what okay okay I thought it would work for me ) I saw the numbers got back off & on 3 times I gained 3.7 pounds in 7 days. This time when I looked up in the mirror I was not grinning like a jack ass eating thistles!!!!! I thought gee how did that happen with that much gain. Dumb scale battery must be getting low . Okay I had to blame something surly not ME being the cause of the weight gain!!! Oh it could not have been the triple size linguine I ate, the 4 servings of Chinese take out, the almond joy ice cream cone, the snitches of chocolate I hid away & buried the wrappers in the garbage,the extra slices of cheese on a sandwich,the extra helpings of mashed potatoes I better quit listing I am making myself feel disgusted ( maybe that is a good thing ) Then I take my weights to work out with on my two 15 minuet breaks ( I took them for the first time yesterday, ) what was I thinking a few sets was going to get me in shape for tomorrows weigh in . ( oh yes what a dreamer ) How could I possibly think for one moment in time with all the fuel I packed in for a week & no workout to burn what I put in my body was going to make a difference on the scale. No, no one took my place after all but me, I did this to myself. In my head title I put ( is it possible with a question mark ??? ) Of course it is. You get what you put into your body,& what thoughts you TRY to convince yourself to believe as to why you over indulge , knowing full well as you are shoveling it in what the outcome is going to be in a weeks time. I am not ashamed of saying okay here I go again starting over, I am not going to let this past week be a continuance. Once more I march forward trying again with knew thoughts, of a knew day to start over. Failure is giving up completely not me I am going forward!!!!!!!!!

  
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DONNAKOVAC 3/31/2012 8:42AM

    (((hugs))) I'm not afraid to indulge once in a while - life needs to be enjoyed, but I'm also not afraid to rebound with lots of good servings of HEALTHY! I'm also working on ideas of how to make more healthier treats so I don't feel deprived. Things I love, only better. I bought a cherry pie, a few weeks ago, on sale. I was disappointed with how not home made it was (and how industrial it tasted, really) but also the unhealthy nutritional outcome of it. If I'm going to treat myself, it had better be a good treat! I prefer Black Forest over plain pie pastry any day, and Black Forest can harbor a whole lot of extra good things, hidden in the dark chocolate! In fact, I once made some super healthy muffins that had no added sugar nor artificial sweeteners. They were nasty but they Black Forested up quite nicely into individual trifle servings! LOL~! I couldn't stand to throw that much nutrition and work into the garbage! :) I'm planning to start trying lots of very unconventional things with brown rice. There will be chocolate involved. Possibly cherries, too, and perhaps some lemon! Once cooked, it's not a whole lot different from oatmeal, but is actually more healthy than oatmeal! :) If it doesn't work out, there's always oatmeal! LOL :)

Keep on Sparking!!!

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1BEACHWALKER 3/24/2012 8:27AM

    Probably a few pounds of that is from sodium. Especially Chinese take out-the worst for that!! I think I have seen quite a few people have been eating like you this past week (including me)-like out of control! Could it be the change in the season?! Here I am blaming something too! But, like you said, no continuance allowed! So we dust ourselves off and start all over again! We do it till we get it right! It won't be overnight and we will certainly hit another bump in the road! But, we will figure it out and be a healthier person for it! And thinner too! emoticon emoticon

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 3/22/2012 12:38PM

    Love your honesty. No one to blame but .....; sometimes it is brutal to admit our shortcomings. It is great you decided to just take your lumps and stay with the program. It could be part of that 3.7 pounds is water from an over consumption of salt. (chinese takeout)

It sounds like your head is not as willing as you would like it to be. I learned a lot, faced a lot by listening to 21 days of fatloser.com. The videos are only 5 minutes per day. Check it out, it may be what the doctor ordered. Good luck and stay tough.

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CLAIREINPARIS 3/22/2012 8:44AM

    Indeed, we cannot lie... Although sometimes the scales can stop moving, when it goes up a lot, then there is definitely a reason!
Good for you for going forward and not letting it discourage you. You can do it!

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This is of utmost importance to everyone!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My beloved brother in California. ( His picture is in my photos ) he had a five & one half hour surgery for colon cancer. They removed the cancer half his colon & a lot of the bowel. The lymph nodes were sent out to see of it has spread. The results will take 7 days. Thank you for praying for him. This was all done yesterday ( Wed.) much prayer is still needed. He is 59 Our grandfather died of colon cancer we were always told to be tested every 10 years. The Dr. that travels across the United States she is an expert in colon cancer said ABSOLUTELY NOT she said when a relative has had colon cancer it is EVERY 5 years. He was tested in 2003 & was clear, the cancer she said took years to grow to that size, so if he was tested earlier they could have gotten this before they had to take so much of the bowel & colon. Please encourage any one you come in contact with that this is a necessary test it can save your life, or a loved one
Judy

  
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BAMAJAM 4/5/2012 2:06PM

  Dear Judy,
Thank you for posting your beloved brother's story. Can you tell us what were the results? I pray that there will be the best possible outcome for him.
My God bless him, and all your family.

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MAKINANIMPACT 3/16/2012 8:36AM

    Judy, Thanks so much for sharing your story, I will defintely pass the word! Bless you and your family! Take care and I'm hoping for the best that the outcome will be good!

Kelly

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 3/15/2012 8:59PM

    Prayers & Thanks.
Rhonda

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1BEACHWALKER 3/15/2012 7:07PM

    Thank you for that important information! My aunt had colon cancer (my Dad's sister) -she had the operation and is doing well one year later. It is an awful illness-so sorry that your brother got it. Hope the results come out good and he is ok! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 3/15/2012 6:54PM

    This is a tough situation made even tougher by the possibility it didn't have to be or could have been caught sooner. I pray for all of you as you struggle to come to terms with this and pray for good test results. Polyps removed, which is what they are after.

So be brave everyone and just get 'er done.

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JENCULP 3/15/2012 3:34PM

    Prayers for your brother. My Dr. said I was to have them every three years and they have removed a polyp every time that I go. It would scare me silly to wait 5 years knowing that. My Aunt died of colon cancer after several years of fighting it. When hers was found she was already at stage 4 and through research treatment they were able to give her 4 or 5 more years to be with her kids (7 total). So no matter what the results never give up!!

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JENCULP 3/15/2012 3:28PM

    Prayers for your brother. My Dr. said I was to have them every three years and they have removed a polyp every time that I go. It would scare me silly to wait 5 years knowing that. My Aunt died of colon cancer after several years of fighting it. When hers was found she was already at stage 4 and through research treatment they were able to give her 4 or 5 more years to be with her kids (7 total). So no matter what the results never give up!!

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Soups on come & get it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Minestrone Soup
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion
2 stalks celery
1 large carrot chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 15 oz. can kidney beans ( drained & rinsed )
1 14 oz crushed tomato
1 28 oz diced tomato
2 large cartons of chicken broth ( fat free low sodium )
1 cup of elbow macaroni
In large stock pot put olive oil & sauté onion ( until translucent ) then add carrots & celery for 5 minutes. Add garlic oregano,basil, stir. Then add crushed & diced tomato stir. Then add chicken broth , boil until bubbly. Then turn down to medium / high heat. Add kidney beans & macaroni until vegetables & macaroni is soft.
Enjoy another bowl of soup on a cold winter's day!!!!!
Judy

  
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IMJUSTFLUFFY 3/15/2012 9:00PM

    Yummy....sounds so good!
Rhonda

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1BEACHWALKER 2/13/2012 3:35PM

    We love soup! My husband likes to do them the most! Today he is going to make from scatch Chicken Noodle Vegetable soup! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUERIDAANA 2/11/2012 1:05AM

    Thank you for this recipe. Looks yummy!

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MAKINANIMPACT 2/10/2012 9:00PM

    Judy,
This sounds awesome, it's suppose to snow through next week (with the exception of Sunday and Friday)in my area sounds like I'll know what to make one of those days :)


Kelly

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PUDLECRAZY 2/4/2012 6:36PM

    Yummy! That sounds delicious! Like you, I love soup - especially in the winter.

Thank you for your comments on my Creamy Broccoli-Cheese Soup blog.

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GOALOFLOSING 1/29/2012 2:29PM

    Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!!! :D

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 1/26/2012 6:00PM

    I will definitely try this, sounds great!

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EENERSLLIM 1/26/2012 3:21PM

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing! I LOOOVE soup!

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RONNIEHUEY 1/26/2012 2:27PM

    SOUNDS YUMMY!

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/26/2012 1:02PM

    Sounds yummy! I am out of meat soon but have a chest freezer full of garden veggies so I feel some vegetarian meals coming my way next week before I can get to the store again.

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MIIMA-ME-MY 1/26/2012 9:21AM

    Mmmh... I love soup! emoticon

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