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Is it possible?

Friday, April 18, 2014

I have always dreaded exercise. One of my goals has been to learn to enjoy it.

When I was in the Army, I ran because I had to. When I retired from the Army, I quit running, partly due to some orthopedic problems, but mostly because I hated it. I figured I'd find something else to do for exercise. But as time went by, I tried several things, but never really found anything I enjoyed.

But, dare I say it? I think I've finally found it! I've been going to a water aerobics / Aquasize class several times a week for about two months. And believe it or not, I really enjoy it. I totally surprised myself by liking it. I had to get over my worries of being seen in a swimsuit, but that didn't take long. The best part of it is that it doesn't hurt. I can run and jump in the water without my knees and feet hurting. It is amazing.

One goal met!
--KJD
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SMITTY4RL 4/19/2014 2:08PM

    It's pretty neat to find something you like to do exercise-wise! You go!

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SEAGLASS1215 4/19/2014 5:49AM

    Good for you, that is awesome! I am thinking of doing something like this as well because I have knee and ankle issues - but how did you get over the fear of wearing a bathing suit?? I am mortified by my size and I know I shouldn't worry about what others think but that's a tough one because I really feel like a bowl of jelly being constricted in a tight tiny piece of clothing.

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MARGARITTM 4/18/2014 2:45PM

    Wonderful!


Enjoying it is key!

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GARDENCHRIS 4/18/2014 11:52AM

    i think I may have to look into that also.

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SUNSET09 4/18/2014 11:30AM

  I was like you with the running and it really kept the weight off! Keep on, keeping on and emoticon in finding something you enjoy doing! It'll make it all worth while in the end! emoticon

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NHES220 4/18/2014 10:47AM

    So glad you found something that works for you!

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Lenten Self-Denial

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I have made the decision to give up COOKIES for Lent. Sounds silly, I know... but Lent is about self-denial, repentance, and reflection. It doesn't make sense for me to give up something meaningless to me like gum, candy, or alcohol. None of them have a hold on me. Cookies are truly my weakness.

Currently there are three unopened boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the pantry. Luckily, one is a box of Samoas, the only cookie I don't like, so no problem there. Unfortunately the others are Thin Mints (heaven help me!) and Lemon cookies. Oh the temptation!

So everyone, enjoy Mardi Gras... but not too much! Lent begins tomorrow.

--KJD

  
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GARDENCHRIS 3/5/2014 10:34AM

    I hear you..... put them in the freezer... makes you think twice

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BABCIATEA 3/5/2014 6:24AM

    thanks for the reminder. I will be following a daily reflection booklet, filling the "rice bowl" for church missions and giving up nighttime secular shows. and evening cocktail

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OMEGADIETER 3/4/2014 3:02PM

    I am currently talking to God about giving up Starbucks for Lent. It's not just about the coffee, though. I live alone and so my routine trips to Starbucks allow me a little social interaction. Suppose I could get that through church activities, though. Hmmm. Inspiration: I will cut back from the daily trip to no more than twice a week. Still a significant sacrifice, but not setting myself up for failure.

Blessings to us all...

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RHOOK20047 3/4/2014 2:28PM

    This Lent is going to be difficult for me as I am having the sleeve gastrectomy on Thursday. So I won't be eating anything with sugar for a very long time. Also, none of the usual vice foods. So in addition to helping more at church and at our food pantry, I am going to be doing random acts of kindness, hopefully everyday! I don't think Lent is all about giving up, as much as doing right! But no fish fries this Lent! I don't know how I will survive! Hopefully, God will help me through it!

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SMITTY4RL 3/4/2014 2:16PM

    Good for you! I've deferred buying them as yet. I've been toying with the thought of giving up unhealthy eating for Lent with the hopes that it will have stuck as a habit by then. Best wishes for the Lenten season!

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Attempting to Climb Back on the Wagon

Monday, August 19, 2013

Well, I am ashamed to admit it, but I fell off the wagon (and away from SparkPeople) and regained nine pounds, adding yet another episode of weight loss/regain to my long history of the same. I'm trying to stay positive, but today the blues are knocking hard at my door. It's been raining for four days, and that isn't helping.

I started the day off with a light breakfast and a low-impact cardio video workout. Today I will do better than I did yesterday, and hopefully tomorrow will be even better.

--KJD

  
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THOMASINA57 8/31/2013 11:34AM

    Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep going... Don't give up, each day is a new chance to get it right.

I hope your blues lift quickly.. Spark friends can help with that!



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CANDIK48 8/20/2013 1:46PM

    You are not alone! Glad you found your way back on the wagon! I did the same thing, fell off sometime around last November and stayed there til June when I came back to my senses. This time, I made the decision not just to do it, but to not quit and to not give up. I'm going all the way to goal and on to maintenance and I'm not stopping til I get there.

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CAT-IN-CJ 8/19/2013 7:31PM

    You can do it! It happens by making one good decision, and then making another one. . . and another . . and another.

I'm 3 pounds over my 'tolerance' - which is 8 pounds above my goal. So, I'm with ya. . . .

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GRAMMYTINK 8/19/2013 11:20AM

    I did the same thing but emoticon

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CJJANISS 8/19/2013 10:17AM

    me too! emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 8/19/2013 9:46AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
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Armed Forces Day 5K

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I signed myself up for the Armed Forces Day 5K on May 18th. I figure that since I survived the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in March, I should probably do another one, just to prove to myself that it wasn't a fluke! My hubby agreed to to it with me. There will be lots of people: active duty military, retired military like me & my husband (it's a mixed-marriage: I'm retired Army and he's retired Air Force), family members and supporters.

Who knows? Maybe I'll even do it a little faster than I did on my first 5K.

Have a great weekend!
KJD

  
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DARLY55 4/28/2013 12:23PM

    Good for you, have fun with it! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 4/28/2013 11:02AM

    emoticon I am so proud of you!!! ........ Have fun too!! emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 4/27/2013 10:05AM

    emoticon Have a great 5K

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Holiday Recap and Looking Forward

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year, SparkFriends! The holidays are over now and 2013 is upon us. We celebrated the holidays with family this year, which was wonderful. My son is in the Air Force and he was able to take six days of leave and come to SC from his base in TX. It was great having him home. Also, my mom & step-dad came to visit from PA. (That was tough, since they are big-time snackers and food-pushers.) Everyone has gone back home now and it's just me & the hubby, so I can get back in my routine. Amazingly, and I still don't know how, I was able to lose one pound during the holidays! I thought for sure I'd gain.


My goal for 2013 is to exercise more. Hubby & I went on a bike ride yesterday and my thighs are screaming today! We plan to do it again today. I've also joined Coach Nicole's new fitness challenge. Of course I'll have to modify some of the activities in the plan because of some orthopedic issues I have, but that is permitted. (See? I even read the rules of the challenge!)

Have a great day, week, month and year everyone!
KJD

  
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AHTRAP 1/2/2013 1:51AM

    Rules kind of have to take a back seat when reality intrudes, no? Main thing is to use the challenge as motivator, and use it as a catapult to get you closer to where you're going.

Nice job dropping a bit through the holiday season!


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GARDENCHRIS 1/1/2013 10:22AM

    Glad you were able to enjoy visiting with your son on the holidays! Happy New Year!

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BIGTHINKER_HD 1/1/2013 9:46AM

    What a great plan to start 2013. I love a challenge. Good luck, I know you can do it.

Have a Happy and Healthy 2013

Hazel


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ANDY_54 1/1/2013 8:56AM

    It's nice to have family around, then it's kind of nice to get settled back into a routine again emoticon. Jealous of the bike ride--it will have to wait until the snow clears from around here, lol. Good luck with the challenge! And Happy New Year!

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