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I knew exactly what I was going to get,but it NEVER came to be!!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I was traveling in my car headed down the highway of life, oh boy I could not wait I looked up into the sky & I swore I saw the design of what I was going to have in the shape of the clouds.
I lay on the table at the chiropractor's office with a Tens Unit pulsating all through my back, with two huge hot packs on top the unit. I lay there face down with my face sticking through an opening so I could breath. The relaxation was the feeling of a melting marshmallow ( even though I would not truly know how one feels }
As I lay there I told myself I would be heading to Taco Bell & order 4 different foods in large. I could even picture them in the formations of the various clouds, oh Yippy Skippy cannot wait.
Then my Sparks kicked in, wait a minute yes I am so full of stress from yesterdays ugly work condition, the phones did not work, out going calls could not be made until 5 pm nor any faxes could not be sent or received due to the phones. We could receive calls but not put any out. The prescriptions were piling up due to insurance issues, the delivery of the med's came 14 totes to be put away. I was to go at 5 pm. but stayed until 8:30 . So after 10 & one hours later when I came home I was wound up like a rubber band ready to spring forward I thought because of a most wretched day I needed a very special dinner. My Sparks knowledge that has been lurking in the corridor of my mind began to seep to the front of my brain. I thought wait a minute here I am laying on this table all smug & comfy & in an hour I am going to over stuff myself. I thought this very moment in time is the second I need to rearrange my thoughts into healthy one's We all know when we are about to make wrong choices whether it is in food or other choices, I thought how I would feel inside after all the Taco choices, stuffed, over bloated,disgust, repeating oh tomorrow I will do better, then do good for a few days then go nuts again over food.This is my choice do I really want to feel like a bloated whale, do I want to come down on my thinking so bad like an avalanche has covered me. Nooooooo!!!!
I went to market & bought some red lettuce, had orange & red peppers , tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, salmon, 1/4 cup of nuts, onion,red beets, a boiled egg & a bottle of ice cold water. Wow I felt so good because of what I could have had!!!!!
Think before we over indulge in something that we will bash our selves over & over only to scream inside our minds why why why did I make that choice!!!!. Not this time I beat it tonight so each time before I am all ready to turn a cloud into an unhealthy choice I will remember how I handled tonight's choice & now I feel so much stronger& sure of myself.
Let's all remember what we want in our mind to satisfy our stress is not what our bodies need. The stress I felt is gone because I took that stress & turned it into something healthy,so the chaos of yesterday is behind me,but without that stress I would not be where I am tonight in a different mind set.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/12/2012 3:43PM

    I do the same thing, dream of the food I want and then I switch to SP mode and put it out of my mind-well---most of the time! emoticon
Now I can go into a restaurant and order healthy choices and even at the grocery and at home. Not saying I don't indulge once in awhile, but we don't need to deprive ourselves either! Just be sensible and always track all the food we eat, including condiments. I have even given up most of them and limit them when I do eat them. It is a a process that takes awhile and it looks like you are doing good! One day at a time and each day that you do your best is a celebration! emoticon
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BLITZEN40 10/6/2012 1:47PM

    Way to go exercising your will power! You are so right about what you said about knowing you are going to make a bad choice right before you make it. It really is a pivotal moment and the entire outcomes of our lives rest on those decision making moments. Thank you for sharing this and glad to hear you made the right and healthy choice! emoticon

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STHAX10 10/5/2012 3:07PM

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MEXGAL1 10/5/2012 9:44AM

    Woo hoo Judy!!! So proud of you for turning a bad situation into a good one. I know you feel so much better for your choices. It is so funny how our brain can be hyjacked but so great when we can hyjack it back and do the right thing.
Keep up the good work.
Sallie

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SHARON2014 10/5/2012 8:48AM

    Great blog - I have had the same experience but I usually give in before common sense gets ahold of me. emoticon emoticon

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ANDY_54 10/5/2012 7:56AM

    emoticon blog! Thanks for the reminder we have choices!

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KOMAL53 10/4/2012 10:59PM

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See all it needed was a pause to stop and think---and here you are much happier,lighter, and healthier--because you just allowed yourself one moment to make a choice!!!Way to GO my Friend--Wonderfully DONE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/4/2012 10:48PM

    emoticon I am so proud of you for making the right choices! Take care & have a great evening! emoticon

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SENIMMO 10/4/2012 10:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am slowly getting there! I don't manage to go as totally healthy as you, but I am starting to stop myself from going totally overboard on not so good choices. Baby steps will add up for me, but GOOD FOR YOU!!

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Internal verses external what controls you???

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What an article Blitzen40 put out there today. Smacked me in the forehead made me sit up & read this & let it sink in !!! My brother Bobby that is fighting the battle of his life with cancer is not allowing the external forces affect him to sit around & eat into oblivion. He is golfing even with 2 braces on his legs because his knees need to be replaced but cannot have anything done until next year. He climbed & dragged himself on his roof to put up a special weather vain my brother David sent him from Massachusetts. His back yard looks like the garden of Eden with all the fruit trees ( he lives in California. ) He can not get down on his knees so he built raised gardens for vegetables that are hip waist. He is amazing ,so what is my excuse when he is so driven not to let this cancer put a hold on his life. He keeps busy just like he did before the cancer.his pain is so bad the infusion has enlarged his liver & pancreas is inflamed . After reading Blitzen 40 her blog she has given me great food for thought. Thanks my knew spark friend I urge everyone to read her blog
Judy

  
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1BEACHWALKER 10/12/2012 3:48PM

    Your brother is such a trooper-carrying on like he is during his battle with cancer. Sorry he is suffering though-hope all goes well with him. Sounds like if anyone can beat it-he will! Hang in there! emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/1/2012 10:41PM

    Your brother is amazing and so inspiring! Trust in the Lord and he will be healed!
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MEXGAL1 9/21/2012 1:47PM

    Bless your brother. Some people just amaze me. The strength they have and can come up with when facing hardships. I have been praying for Robin Roberts, the host of GMA. she is another person who says things like you have to think it to achieve it....she is just so incredible taking her fight public in hopes of helping others.
let your brother inspire you...get that exercse in and eat right in hnor og him!
have a terrific week end
sallie

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KOMAL53 9/21/2012 11:47AM

    Bravo--I love your brother's spirit--and such people are truly inspiring!!!I'm sure his indomitable spirit will help him defeat his Cancer----sending lots of Prayers and Best Wishes for him to get better soon.Take Care and God Bless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLITZEN40 9/21/2012 12:49AM

    Thank you Judy! Your brother sounds like a real inspiration. Sending good thoughts your way and his that he'll beat the cancer. My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time. Hang in there friend.

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I was twisted like a pretzel !!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tonight was the best night for ending up in a twisted pretzel position. I went to a Yoga class at the gym. The class was taught by a young eye Doctor. I told her before the class I may not be able to keep up she told me to do what I was capable of. After class she told me she gave me an A for never doing that kind of yoga before. I had gone to Yoga one time years ago, but it was nothing like this. She had us doing really neat twist turns & bends. That was the best hour class in those positions. I feel like every part of me was stretched & twisted. I am not complaining it felt oh so good now I feel so relaxed. Class is every Wednesday so that is where I will be for an hour. emoticon
Judy

  
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STHAX10 9/20/2012 9:52PM

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MEXGAL1 9/20/2012 3:09PM

    woo hoo...good for you!

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GOLFGMA 9/20/2012 7:07AM

    Nice that you have something new to be excited about. I love the stretching videos here on SP. They do make you feel better and feel like you know your own body.

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KOMAL53 9/19/2012 10:55PM

    Yoga is the best way to stretch--because every move is slow and the rules dictate that you do only as much as you easily can.I love it because it begins with slowly building up your capacity to twist and turn your body---and has specific positions for specific physical problems.Today Yoga Therapy is being promoted in India as a part of Physiotherapy----the daughter of one of my friends is learning to be an Instructor for it---and the training she's having to undergo is pretty strenous!!!I'm glad you found it helpful---relaxing each and every part of your Body is the ultimate aim of doing Yoga!!! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 9/19/2012 10:34PM

    Nice job getting out there and doing it! Great to learn something new too! emoticon

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What does corn & waterfalls have to do with my body????

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I had taken pictures of myself front & sideways I had all intentions of posting them. Until my husband down loaded them . Oh my gosh I gave out a scream & had him delete them faster than a comet streaking through the night sky. My sides & back were cascading with rolls of fat like the waterfalls at Niagara Falls in Canada they just kept rolling & rolling. I then took a large mirror & examined my sides & back side I actually could not believe that was my body how I let myself go over food , laziness , & excuse after excuse. I then said I am going to have that fat roll off me like butter off a hot ear of corn. I am on my way to the melting away of unwanted fat. I joined a gym once again, this time it is going to be different. I am taking it slow to build myself up rather than end up burned out.
Judy

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 9/17/2012 3:44PM

    Starting slow is a good idea! Consistency is key... then you can do more and more... Go Judy go!!!

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CELIAMINER 9/16/2012 1:16PM

    Go Judy! Someone sneaked a picture of me from behind in January 2011, and I was appalled and disgusted by the fat rolls I could see through my suit jacket! That was my a-ha moment. Hoping those pictures hubby took are yours, and wishing you much success on your journey toward a healthier and lighter you.

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MEXGAL1 9/16/2012 11:07AM

    Come on girlfriend...you can do this! I know you can! One day at a time.
Whatever you do, do not give up. Continue on. Lots of good veggies and fruits!
Get to that gym and you know you will feel so much better.
Have a terrific Sunday. I am with you on this!
Sallie

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NELLJONES 9/16/2012 10:24AM

    It won't come off as fast as butter off an ear of corn, but it WILL come off. You might want to save those pics in secret. When you hit your goal you will LOVE the before and after comparisons!

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SUSANS706 9/16/2012 10:17AM

    Like Purplelvr7 said, don't post them now, but they will be awesome when you post your after pictures, or pictures along your journey!!! emoticon

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EJHEINRICH1 9/16/2012 10:00AM

    I hope you do keep your pictures of before! I got rid of all of mine and now I wish I hadn't! I can't go back and get them all I can do is move forward. But it would have been nice to have them to see how far I have come!
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PURPLELVR7 9/16/2012 9:36AM

    You may not want to post now, but when you have those awesome after pictures they will be great to show how far you have come.



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I went & I am so excited

Friday, September 14, 2012

I was excited thinking all day of going to the gym for the first time since last year. On the way home I had a tug in my mind starting to persuade me to just stay home. I continued to put my gym clothes on telling myself what do you want to remain like I am for the rest of my life or make a difference in my health & appearance. I shoved my socks on & jammed my shoes on, & out the door I went. I went & worked out, now I feel so good inside. Thanks everyone for encouraging me!!!!
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MEXGAL1 9/15/2012 8:29PM

    So proud of you! You go girl!
Have a terrific Sunday.
Sallie

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    emoticon emoticon Great job! One day at a time!!!

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LAURIE160IN2013 9/14/2012 11:24PM

    Yup, PUT ON THE GYM CLOTHES. Good for you!
Laurie

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CLAIREINPARIS 9/14/2012 11:04PM

    Woohoo, good for you Judy!
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KELLIEBEAN 9/14/2012 10:32PM

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Great job pushing yourself. Some of the best workouts I have had, I had to argue with myself to get started. Way to go!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/14/2012 10:26PM

    Always do the first 10 minutes. That way, even if your heart isn't in it, at least you got 10 minutes.

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JO88BAKO 9/14/2012 10:09PM

    Good for you!!! The devil will try and through you off track. I'm so proud of you. It does feel good, doesn't it? I went back the other day after several months, and so glad like you. Keep up the good work. You can do it!!

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UMBILICAL 9/14/2012 10:06PM

  Great step

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CAVEPRINCESS65 9/14/2012 10:05PM

    emoticon Keep up the emoticon work!

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