JSELLINGTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JSELLINGTON JSELLINGTON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I Am Getting There!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237756 Getting fit is a process. If it were easy everyone would be doing it. Sort of like taking the stairs, if they were as easy as the elevator then people would take them. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031053620.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I work out in the mornings and keep on making it harder. I am not there yet but I am not giving up. I have bad knees but I put on braces and I have a bad back but I wear a support band. I am not quitting!! I will get there one day... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:36:13 EST Who is Special? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237741 I AM SPECIAL!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1567915674.jpg"> <BR> <BR> YOU ARE SPECIAL!!!! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:22:09 EST Dear Judi of the future... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215027 Dear Judith, <BR> <BR> I know you don't like being called that but I am being formal, so get over it. I hope you are well and have enjoyed your life thus far. I hope you have gotten over all the problems that I am having now and you are doing well. <BR> <BR> Well let's talk about this fitness thing that I am totally into now. I am looking into becoming a personal trainer. I want you to have fun in the later years. I want you to keep it going strong!! <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:49:13 EST Natural Remedies By Judi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203061 Good Morning Boys and Girls, I am going to tell you about a natural remedy or two that I have learned from my mom, and other people that have been in my life. I first want to throw out the disclaimer that even though this may work for me and my husband (since I force it on him) that it may not work for you. <BR> <BR> "Yellow Mustard - 2 tablespoons" <BR> Ok you are saying at this point, "Well?...." Ok I will tell you since you seem so curious. Muscle cramps be gone!!! That's right!! I t... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:32:29 EST If "Weight" Didn't Exist How to tell if this exercise and diet thing is working... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158193 If there were no such thing as "weight", OMG!! Party time!! I would weigh over 200lbs and I would not notice that it takes FOREVER to loose a pound or for that matter care!! My weight would not be a part of ME!! Get thee behind me Satan!!! <em>18</em> Hey we all know that scale is the devil's tool!! <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> Ok, just had to have a mini rant! :) My "return" journey for getting in shape had started rather small this year. I did the little 10 min exercise sessions, quick... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 12:19:58 EST Thanksgiving Weekend - 4 Days off!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145496 Well I made it thru turkey day and did not overeat. I had a light meal and still eating light the entire weekend. I spent the entire weekend alone. My husband had to work and I didn't. i go back to work on Monday. <em>20</em> <BR> Since I am on retention thru Jan 18th, most people ignore me at work so I get to do a little work and then a little of whatever I want to. But I don't want to take vacation since they will pay me for that time. That's why this long weekend was so nice. I had ... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:55:27 EST How has my fitness Journey been so far? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132965 In SparkCoach I was asked the question about my fitness journey so far. It has been interesting to say the least. I am easily bored, so I when a routine bored me I had to find one that didn't. I left out alot in the narrative below but for the most part that is the story. I have even thought of sharing this new found love of the workout with others and will eventually look into become a trainer. <BR> <BR> My fitness journey has been a trip through the looking glass. I started this year, ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:58:26 EST How Do I Plan to Shake things up? Hmm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129745 Well on Spark Coach, they wanted me to do this blog on shaking things up. Get ready for the "shake down"!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118497630.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To shake up my workouts, I would have to be REALLY INSANE!! I currently use the DVD set called RevAbs. You can see snippets on YouTube. OMG, Brett Hobel is merciless yet so informative. I realized that I was in plateau mode w/the Turbo Jam workout, even though I did add heavier weights. I was stil... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:03:26 EST Saturday is my Quiet Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122986 I look forward to Saturdays, I walk my dogs at 6AM and then go back to bed and I am back to sleep by 7:30 at the latest. Ahh and today was no different. I really love taking it easy on Saturday. It is so nice not to do anything except take care of my pups and veg. <BR> <BR> Every now and then I may workout just to get a little blood flow going on. I was looking at the routine that I have changed to and found that I am curious about the 2nd phase. I am following this pretty close except... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:17:03 EST Fun Exercise Video from YouTube http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115121 Beyoncé: "Move Your Body" [Full Workout Routine] http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endsc<BR>reen&v=wc_PizWNp6k&NR=1 <BR> <BR> I was doing my surf thing and came upon this fun dance video. It is for kids but I am a kid at heart so I felt that I could do this. It was fun and I really worked up a little sweat in just FOUR minutes!!gotta luv that!!! Hey if a 53 almost 54 year old woman can do that then anyone can. Check it out and have a little fun, it's only 4 minutes. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:33:40 EST Happy Halloween - You will Love this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113559 <link>www.sikids.com/blogs/2012/10/23/gang<BR>ham-style-halloween-light-show-you-hav<BR>e-to-watch </link> <BR> <BR> Not sure you if you have heard of the new song craze “Gangham Style”. <BR> It’s a Korean techno song. This house is choreographed with Halloween lights to that song! <BR> It’s totally awesome! <BR> It was on the news this morning and I had to share!! I love this song it is so full of energy and it is FUN!! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:59:54 EST Exercise DVD review - Turbo Fire (30min) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111456 Hey as I promised I am going to tell you about the new video I did this morning. I had purchased Turbo Fire and Rev Abs a few years ago before I left my other job and thought I would try it. Well that was blah time and I turned into Jelly Judi and did not exercise. These are Beach Body products which I totally love, free plug for BB. <BR> <BR> Well JJ is going away now and I have finally decided to break out the new stuff sort of new anyway and get to sweatin' and strainin' and all that j... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:05:42 EST The Last Mistake That I Made http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108712 Well last Friday was a free for all. We had CAKE, <em>44</em> CAKE, <em>44</em> AND candy <em>255</em> . I normally get upset w/myself <em>39</em> when I mess up. But I decided not to let it get me down <em>211</em> . I decided that for this "oops" I would just make it up by eating light on Saturday. So I took it easy Saturday as usual. I walked the fuzz butts and then stayed in bed for most of the day. <BR> <BR> I ate something light and since I didn't do anything it worked . I ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:17:21 EST Stress Stinks!!! (Yuck, Pooh, Barf!!!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101472 This is just a venting moment and I really don't think anyone would want to read this. I had to get this off my chest and this was the only way I knew how to do that. So if you do read this please don't comment. I am crying now and don't really want to cry anymore today. <BR> <BR> I have so much stress in my life right now I am not even sure what I am doing. I have a headache that has lasted now for about 3 months. My left knee has been hurting on a regular basis but now it hurts so mu... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:02:33 EST Video Review- Cardio Blast w/Gliding Disks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097050 I was tasked to review a workout DVD that I have never tried. We were to rent one or get it frm the library, well I have my own personal library of dvds that I have not tried yet. This is one of 3 in this glider disk series that I have. Don't ask why have them and not use them, I am just strange like that. Any way I digress. <BR> <BR> The person performing the exercises is Mindy Mylrea and she is a tiny powerhouse and she also is the inventor. This particular video is just her. She ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:04:55 EST I will NOT quit pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089165 I came across this today on someones blog. This week is my one year anniversary on Spark, and with things going on in my life, I have felt like giving up, so this was perfect timing. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, September 11, 2012 <BR> <BR> "Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:02:41 EST October Goals 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084089 Here it is October.  I have been doing well in the area of inches lost and not so bad in the area of weight lost.  I have lost enough inches to SEE a significant change.  I have been wearing clothes that I have not been able to wear in the past 3 years at least.  I have on a skirt today that was snug when I purchased it (5 years ago) and now there is room in the waist band.   I am able to wear shoes (I have been wearing sandals) and my feet are not hurting.  I have people complimenting me on ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:58:12 EST What is Your Motivation...Just why in the world are you doing this?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078434 What are my reasons for getting all the sweating and attempts at eating right? <BR> I have pain in: <BR> Knees, right hip, left foot. The ankle on the left leg swells more often then not. When I get up in the morning I have to stretch my foot before I can stand on it. Yada yada yada! <BR> <BR> Ok, that sounds good and logical, but is that my real motivation? Well is it? Alright, NO IT IS NOT!! Ok are you happy now?! I look in the mirror and I hate what I see. I see a FAT OLD WOMAN!!... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:58:55 EST If Scales Didn't Exist!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070754 Ahh if scales didn't exist, I would be able to measure how well I am doing by the way my clothes fit. That is what I am using now since the scale ain't moving. I am wearing size 18 pants OMG!!! I was wearing 22 for the last 2 winters. I bought jeans from the Avenue last year, size 20 and they didn't zip. <em>15</em> Well I recently put them on and <em>9</em> they not only fit, they are loose! This is how I can tell that all this sweating and stuff is working. <em>225</em> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:03:28 EST Since adopting healthier habits or should I say "TRYING to" adopt healthier habits... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056145 Have I greatly improved? <BR> <BR> Well since being a member of Spark Coach, my last task is to blog about any kind of improvements since being more conscious of doing the healthy thing. Well in my daily visualization I have made a note of what I see that is better. <BR> <BR> First let me tell you about the bad and then I can make the comparison to the improvements. <BR> <BR> My food cravings are not the same. I had always loved salt, on apples, lemons(well that probably is still the sa... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:56:47 EST Quick Meal Ideas REALLY?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047557 To be sure I am totally clueless. I need to sit down w/some recipe books and create some easy menus. I am going to do that Friday and hopefully will make up some good menus. I am not a fan of the cooking and this is not going to be easy. I have tons of recipe books, including Sparkpeople's book. <BR> <BR> I will try to make something w/Chicken since I have so much. If I don't sign in again you will know I died from food poisoning. <em>20</em> Thu, 6 Sep 2012 19:23:37 EST My Fun Place (In My Exercise Journey) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024631 I was asked to do a blog about what makes me happy and to keep me somewhat motivated. We all have those times when the BLUE Funk monster is sitting on our shoulder. He is there saying nasty things in your ear and his cousin is down by your feet trying to keep them pinned to the floor. <BR> <BR> I have had that little creep and his family all over me last week, which is why it has taken me this long to write this blog. <em>30</em> I did my workouts but with little enthusiasm. I have be... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:38:28 EST Making the right choices in the grocery store - This won't be easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019609 I am not a fan of brown this that or the other. I only eat white rice, white bread when I do eat it. I am trying to look at food differently. I want to make the right choices but it is really difficult. I don't like the way things taste and I won't buy them. I am not that great a cook, I can do basic, and that is what I will start with. <BR> <BR> I try to look at the "right" stuff when I shop, but I am not really into that. I am able to back off the sweets and other junk but cooking li... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:46:14 EST Inspiration from a friend at Work and from Not Being In That Much Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984887 Hey I have a friend at work that has shown me a picture of herself after she had a baby. She was so overweight. She was size 13 and is now a size ZERO!! She only comes just above my shoulder (I am 6 feet tall) She was on bedrest and in the hospital after she had the last baby. She said that it was over a year before she lost all that weight. <BR> <BR> That is a great source of inspiration. I see how big she was and how little she is now and know that I can do this beyond a shadow of... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:08:33 EST Rock it Team Challenge Week 3 - My Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976206 1. I have a hard time getting started in the morning. I finish walking my dogs <em>313</em> and then I want to veg in front of the TV. <BR> To make myself move I think of my ranking w/my fitness minutes. I was 16 at one point in the Atlanta fitness minutes. I thought it was really cool that I could rank so high in Atlanta, big city and all. I also want to make sure I get my fitness in since I have now lost over 10 pounds in a little over 2 months. I like the chall... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:18:09 EST Rock It!! Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962122 WEEK 2 <BR> We are to schedule an Active rest day this week.(Oxymoron) This is something that I can do on Saturdays since it usually is my active rest day for me. I normally walk one of my dogs on a serious walk and we have fun since he likes to walk to this park near our house. I normally can't go there since my other pup is not well. I work up a sweat and by the time I get home and relax for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> S - 8 min warm up (Zumba) 17 min Zumba Ab routine in the mornin... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:04:11 EST Rock IT! Make it count!! Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952302 Our assignment is to blog our workout plan for this week. Well I am not a very good blogger. I am excited about this challenge since I am starting at week one. I want to do my team proud!! Let's get it on Sparklers!! We are going kick butt, better yet we are going to LOOSE some BUTT!! YEAH!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> " The main challenge this week, plan 3-5 workouts through out the week and complete them." <BR> <BR> S - 50 min Zumba 10 min Ab workout <BR> MF - 23 min Cardio Ab routine -... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:11:40 EST Dancin' Is Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824807 I have found that w/my new found desire to get up off my seat,(how polite) dancin' is a great means of movin'. I walk in the morning and if I am really tired I talk myself out of exercising. Well to make up for that after I get home from work, I do a little boogie! I use the steps that I learned from the different videos that I use and even some movies. My dogs look at me like I'm nuts, but that's cool. I dance "at" them and they eventually move out the way. I get alot of sweatin' in and... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 17:26:10 EST Impossible, I Don't Think So!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817578 One of my challenges: Consistency!!! I was about to give up, then I realized I have not really utilized Sparkpeople to the fullest. I have looked at different teams to see what they are about. What I have found are some teams that I can work with and will work w/me. <BR> <BR> I have the desire to loose this weight but I "claim" exhaustion <em>102</em> " . Well no more. I found this quote on Pinterest andI have made this my background. When I am claiming that I can't. I have this quote i... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:42:05 EST I Did Something which is better than nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406194 Just a quick word here, I overslept but I did not let that stop me. I went to the On Demand menu and found a 10 minute exercise and completed that. I am proud of myself. I did not say anything negative to myself and I worked it. HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!! <em>321</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:52:33 EST My Motivation Jump Start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3925862 I just read a blog showing a picture history for 2BFREE2LIVE. <BR> Motivation, I like that and I am going to borrow that motivation. <BR> Please don't have me arrested for plagerism <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Motivation is the key to success. <BR> <BR> M-Make short term goals <BR> O-Out with the negative thoughts <BR> T-Think of why you want this <BR> I-Imagine how you will feel <BR> V-Visualize how you will look <BR> A-Acknowledge your successes <BR> T-Treat yourself with respect <B... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:19:31 EST Backsliding - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864785 Well as another year comes to an end, I am still trying to get my motivation. I don't get much sleep generally speaking and I don't eat right. I would almost have to say I need someone to grab me by the shirt front and shake me!!! I want to loose weight, but I am sooooo tired. <BR> I was looking at the Fitness Mag site and found a link for "100 Motivational Quotes" I am going to paste the link so that others may see it and maybe find something of value. I am going to go thru them to se... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:55:27 EST I am working towards my goal!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659490 9/21/10 - I am exercising in the mornings, I am taking it slow. I am doing turbo jam, the beginner workout. It is a 16 min workout w/kicks and punches and raisedheartrate! I am working hard! Tomorrow since I will be off to cook for bible study, I will do Hip hop Abs - 30 minutes! WOW!! I am tired just thinking about it. :) There is one bad thing w/this workout, I don't know how many calories I will burn. So let's see what I look like come my birthday, January 12th. The clock is ticki... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:02:39 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3580635 Hi there, I am starting over and will make this count. I need to get back into shape and loose this weight. I have to do this. Short and sweet - I am going to start w/just 10 minutes a day working out. I walk my dogs every morning but I am going to do a "real" routine for myself every morning that come back in the house. Pray for me to work this out this time and make it stick! If God is for me... I can do it . Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:16:08 EST Back Pain Slowing me Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1831239 I am experiencing a great deal of back pain lately. I believe it is because I don't work out the way I used to. I only walk every morning. I need to get back in the game. I am going to try to get myself back into my work out routine. I know what my problem is. I am in the process of being restructured out of my current position. I have applied for so many jobs but not getting anything from them. I am praying that relief will come soon. I have to trust God to get me through this. <em>4... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:28:15 EST Being and Staying Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1775653 Today I rec'd an email that was titled you are what you think! Well how many times do I think negative thoughts? I can't say no more, but I can say I will try not to anymore. My goal is to erase the negative w/something positve. I keep my bible on my desk while I am at work. If I feel that ugly negative monster trying to work into my head, I will pick up my bible and just read something. I am not a bible scholar but I am sure I can find something. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> God loves me a... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:36:12 EST Back in the Saddle, the exercise saddle that is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1701913 <em>249</em> Well today I did the "burn" from turbo jam and I burned! I will do the same tomorrow and add an ab routine as well. I am BACK!!!! <em>216</em> I am going to kick this body into shape!!! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:34:09 EST Getting out of the SLUMP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1700267 <em>224</em> I have been sick since a week before Christmas and I am finally feeling better. I am going to work out tomorrow morning for the first time in about 3 weeks. I need it bad!!! I want to start feeling good about myself again and I think this is what the doctor ordered!!! or would have if he knew how much I need my exercise. This means tomorrow I will post my workout and earn some points. This weekend I am going to work on my diet strategy and get a hold of that and yes I wil... 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