JUDDLL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUDDLL JUDDLL'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/ Back again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595451 Well I got back in the water again after an extended time away. I got another abscess about a week after my last post. I had to be cut open again and was not allowed to go back in the water for 6 weeks. After that I got in the water and then got a flat on my way home and ended up at Les Schwab getting my tire repaired and it took 3 hours because they were swamped. Ended up with a horrible cold that turned into bronchitis. So no pool until now. I am back though and looking forward to fe... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:39:59 EST Really been struggling with rollercoaster emotions lately... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492247 I think I may be going through menopause even though I had a complete hysterectomy about four years ago. I am frustrated with the yoyo emotions. I have also been struggling with my eating and exercise, because as anyone who struggles with weight issues knows it goes hand in hand. I am now two days in on a healthier eating routine and also my workout is back on track. I haven't had both of them going good at the same time in a long time. I am happy to be going in the right direction again... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:55:30 EST Little irritated today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456506 I worked out at the Y with Andi, and Kathy again today. Andi brought a new torture victim with her today also named Sue. It is always nice getting new workout buddies. Today I walked for an hour against the river and ten minutes with the river. I was then feeling rather invigorated so I decided to get back at my laps because I really enjoy those. I got in and started swimming and then the swim lessons started. This is usually not a problem you just have to go to the deep end and swim ba... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:02:50 EST Feeling the burn... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445596 My workouts have been progressing steadily. Today I did approximately 120 laps against the river at the Y. This takes about one hour and forty five minutes. I think that having Andi there with me has really helped to focus my workouts. Signing up for the Out of the Darkness walk has really helped give me a goal to work towards. I find that I work better with a goal and a deadline to meet. Andi is this sweet little round thing, that can look at you with her big ole puppy dog eyes, and say... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:14:52 EST Whew!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425713 I worked out hard today. We were doing sets of five with the river and five against the river. It was very hard. All together we did 50 against the river and 60 with the river. My legs are feeling it. I think that it is building strength and working cardio. I have signed up to do the Out of the Darkness walk here. It is a walk to help families who are dealing with a death from suicide. This is a cause very close to my heart. I am walking on team Froto which is a friends team in hon... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:22:20 EST Got bronchits awhile back now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424407 And I have been struggling to get back to my workouts. I gained 5lbs and that was the incetive to get it going again. I have been working out for a couple of weeks but it has been half assed at best. Yesterday though I got in a full two hours and the second hour I really kicked it up a notch. I have started walking against the current in the river. My knees couldn't take it before. I have tried off and on with no success but yesterday I tried again. It has been a year now that I have b... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:36:39 EST Another week started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339991 So I went to the Y again today. Today I had to go later than my normal time because my sons had dental appointments. Tomorrow I get to go at my normal time but Wednesday I have to go early. <BR> <BR> My sons are graduating this year and it is coming up fast. I am such a proud mom. On Wednesday I get the privilege of going to a Mothers tea with my sons. It is something the school puts on for seniors and their moms. I am looking forward to it very much. There is supposed to be a sli... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:05:13 EST One of my workout buddies to the rescue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336752 Today I made it to the Y again for the 5th day this week! Goal one accomplished. I swam a mile on Monday! Goal two accomplished. I did a two swim on Wednesday and swam 44 laps! Goal three swimming a mile on Wednesday and Goal four getting more than 40 laps in accomplished. Swam more than a mile again today. Goal five accomplished. I have swam over four miles total this week! <BR> <BR> I did have trouble today though. I was really fighting to get in my mile today. I have a friend Kathy... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:34:07 EST Made it to the Y again today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334377 Three days in a row. I still don't want to be doing it but I am still going. So much in my life is out of my control right now. I am trying to deal with the things I can. One of those is my workout and another is my eating. I have started logging all my food again. If I can see how much I am eating it helps. <BR> <BR> I have gone to my workout so far every day this week. I am proud of that. I worked hard every day so far and I am proud of that. Logging my food again and I proud of ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:35:53 EST Thank you all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332068 I really appreciate all the comments left here and on my page. It helps so much when I have a new comment cheering me on or giving me a bit of info that I may not know. It helps having my spark family. I am struggling something awful right now. My depression is creeping back in and I am finding it hard to get out of the house. I am still fighting it doing my best not to let it win, but last week I only got in two workouts during the week instead of five. Last week I declared Monday's mi... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:18:27 EST Monday is mile day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324387 I have decided that every Monday I am going to swim a mile in the pool. Today was the second time I have swam a mile and I did it in one hour thirty minutes. That is ten minutes faster than the last time I did it. If that doesn't show improvement I don't know what will. LOL. I am very happy with my progress. <BR> <BR> I am surprised with how out of breath I am still getting trying to walk short distances on land. I have improved before by doing water exercises so I am not sure what is... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:14:51 EST Ten of the 15 I gained back after surgery gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319903 Woo the frick who! Finally it is official I have the scale going back down! I have lost ten just five more to go before I can start moving my tracker here! I took two more days off after my Monday mile swim. Still not feeling great but don't want to lose my momentum. I am feeling really good about the scale. I feel great that I only went back up 15 before I got it under control. For me that is really something. This makes 3 years running now that I haven't gained back all the weight ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:22:38 EST Haven't slept for three days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318737 Insomnia has set in. So now I have a cold and insomnia. I have taken the last two days off of my workout but want to be in the water. I am just worried I will make my cold worse. I think my immune system has been off since my surgeries. I rarely ever get colds. It is frustrating that I have had this for over a month now. <BR> <BR> I discovered that for swimming in pools you need a specific kind of bathing suit so I have now gotten almost enough to last a week of swimming. I just nee... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:09:52 EST Still fighting my horrible cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316207 I am getting sick again and hadn't quite finished the last one. Ugg frustrating. I did however get my work out in again this morning first. I started the river but it was to crowded so decided to just swim laps. I swam 36 laps which is just over a mile! It took me an hour 40 but it was so worth it. I am so excited to have reached 36 laps. Last month I was lucky to get past 13 before the cramping started. Yeah me! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:12:04 EST Day 4 and still going strong... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311829 Didn't want to go to the Y today but one of my workout buddies was going so I went. I didn't want to workout. My but is dragging and I am so tired. I set a goal of getting to the Y and doing a solid two hour workout each day this week. If it kills me I am going to do it! So I got in the water and I worked my tired but off. <BR> <BR> First I walked the river for an hour solid no stops. Then I got in the other pool and doggy paddled non stop for another hour. The pool is a competition s... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 19:37:51 EST Day 2 of kick ass exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309149 I did another hour of walking in the river and another hour of swimming laps. I really struggled with it today. My back was really hurting. I know if I keep at it my back will quit hurting. I am making it my goal to get through my whole week getting at least an hour of each. I am having a hard time not killing my calories though. The exercise makes me more hungry than ever. <BR> <BR> I have tried to put healthy snacks in my house as well as filling. I am wanting the scale to start go... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:53:00 EST Kicking but with my exercising... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307855 I went and walked the river this morning for 1hr and 20 minutes with no resting. Then I moved over to the lap pool and swam 22 laps in 1 hr. I have only been able to get about 14 laps till today because my legs would start to cramp hard and I would be forced to get out. Today I was able to a whole hour with no resting. That is better than half a mile! My back started to ache pretty bad at lap 20 but since I wasn't cramping was determined to make my whole hour. I am very proud of myself.... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:25:01 EST Back in the water after my cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304791 I have been back in the water for three days now and I am feeling way better. I still have a bit of a cough but overall much much better. I am looking forward to a weekend away. I am going to see an old friend. Am very excited. <BR> <BR> I have been told repeatedly the last few days that I have lost weight and all though the scale has gone down a little it is not enough to be noticeable. I must be toning! Yeah me. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:03:58 EST Cautiously Optimistic... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292296 I woke up this morning and my cough seems less harsh and my nose less icky. I am hoping this means I am turning the corner and starting to feel better. I worked out the first two days I didn't feel well and it was fine. I workout in a swimming pool and on the third day I had an awful cough and runny nose. Didn't think that would work. So I have stayed at home since. I am hoping to feel good enough to go back soon. I have been trying to get motivated and had finally gotten there when I ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:16:21 EST Horrible head cold... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291010 I was doing awesome last week with my goal of going to the Y everyday last week and working really hard. Then I got sick... Now I've had to skip Friday and Monday. Why is it just when I finally feel like I am getting on track again I get knocked back down. This is really getting frustrating. I want to be at the gym I can't. By the time I can again I won't want to. I am so tired of this. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:43:18 EST Apparently not many suits hold up in chlorinated pools... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283039 Almost all of the cute suits that I bought have turned into evening gowns! Not so fun to swim in. The lifeguards recommended the suits they wear and also any suit that is completely made of polyester. So I have started buying new suits again in polyester. I have found a few cute ones and just got one like the lifeguards use today. The ones they get are Krinkle suits. They are rather expensive but I found one brand new on ebay for only 40 dollars. That's like half price! Very excited. I... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:40:03 EST I struggle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280292 I'm tired of the struggle. Struggle to stand, struggle to walk, struggle to move. I want to enjoy my life without thinking about every step that I have to take to get where I want to go. The only way I can get to a place where the struggle is less, is to get my health back. That in itself is a struggle. <BR> <BR> I struggle to get up in the morning, I struggle to get in my bathing suit, I struggle to get out the door. Once I get to the gym I struggle to get out of the car, into the dr... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:31:21 EST Stuggling to remain positive... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279156 I am still working out and my blood pressure seams to have finally calmed down. I lost 6 lbs this week which is good, but not enough to change my weight here. I had gained about 17 lbs back and so I am happy to see it going in the right direction. I feel blah today. I have been having a hard time with that for a while now. I think it goes back to my surgeries. I am finding it hard to get my motivation back again. I have continued to go to the Y but some days even though I am moving I a... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:55:30 EST Fricken doctors around here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266376 So I shared about my blood pressure the issues the other day and it hasn't gotten any better. I ended up in the ER they gave me more medicine to bring it down and then told me to follow up with my doctor. So I leave and within an hour it is back up into scary levels. I called my Doctors office and they have yet to call me back even after I explained what was going on. WTF! This is not normal. I don't have blood pressure problems like this. Shouldn't they be trying to figure out what is... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:05:50 EST Blood Pressure... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260407 Got new meds for my blood pressure and am monitoring it several times daily. I know exercise and a better diet will help with this. In the meantime though I need to get the meds to the right amount so that I am not having issues with it. <BR> <BR> I have talked to a friend of mine Andi about working on this together. She is about the same size as me but she is shorter so she weights less. We have been working out together and she is diabetic too. She also has high blood pressure. So ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:16:05 EST I haven't stopped but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259030 I am struggling every day. I have found that I break down and cry all the time again and I can feel myself slowly slipping back down into a depression. I have to go to a cheap clinic due to health insurance and they suck there. I have had to be on anti depressants once before long ago and they helped to get me out of my depression and functioning again. The last time I brought it up to my health care professional and I use that term loosely, she told me I just need to get happy. I'm sitt... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:02:28 EST HELP... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256126 I am so having trouble I am overeating and struggling to get to my workout. I seem to be slipping back towards my depression and I don't know how to get out of it. I am frustrated and confused. I don't know if it is because I am getting to the date of my first major goal and I am self sabotaging or if it is just the usual struggle. Either way having trouble. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:41:59 EST Wacfit thanks for the idea... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250751 I mentioned in my last blog trying to get a triathlon going at the Y to keep me going. If that doesn't happen and even if it does this could work as a good strategy for me to keep me going. I like improving on my speeds and distance. I find I work harder when alone but don't want to go alone. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:08:28 EST Doing good on exercise but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249001 I have still been struggling with my eating although it is getting better. I decided that I wanted to set a goal to work towards exercise wise. I have been getting the exercise in but have had to fight myself to get to the Y. I'm not sure what is going on with that but it is making me mad. I have stopped gaining wait and have started going back down on the scale. I had gained about 15 lbs back and that has really been bothering me. <BR> <BR> So back to the exercise goal. I have always w... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:35:50 EST Having trouble with the hungries... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243883 Exercise on track, but I am eating to much. I should be loosing weight but instead I have gained a few pounds. I am on track to reach my fifty pound goal but I may be sabotaging myself. I am going to continue to exercise and continue to try to get my eating under control. The struggle never stops even when the motivation is there. Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:33:29 EST You know your motivated when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241887 You give up sleep to get to the gym early. I had things to do today that would have cut into my gym time or made me skip it all together, but instead I got up early and got my workout in. I am really enjoying it. Starting to see some improvements and feeling better. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:09:26 EST Great workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237738 I got in a fantastic workout today. None of my workout buddies showed today so I concentrated on my workout. It always seems to take forever when I am in the pool on my own. Today I decided to push myself a bit and see how it would go. I walked non stop in the river today for an hour and fifteen minutes and then switched to the lap pool for 45 minutes of lap swimming. I am dog tired but feel good at the same time. I feel like I am getting my feet back under me now. I am walking more and... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:21:15 EST Things are looking up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232220 I reached a big accomplishment today... <BR> <BR> Today I found a list that I had written in June of 2010. It was a list of ten things that I was looking forward to achieving as I lost weight. I can say today that I have accomplished 6 out of the 10 things on the list. Unfortunately one of those getting off my blood thinners, I had accomplished but have had to go back on as of April of 2012. I was off of them for about a year before having to go back on them. <BR> <BR> The five thing... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:12:25 EST Not there yet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230328 I went to the Y twice yesterday. I did my normal workout and then decided to try to do Zumba again at night. I did an hour of walking in the river before and then I did the zumba class. I got out and when I got in the locker room I discovered that I was so tired I couldn't even get changed. I didn't have the energy. I managed to put my sweat bottoms on over my suit and then wrap my towel around me. I could barely pick my feet up as I walked out to my car. So I am not there yet. <BR> ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:38:39 EST Only go three days in last week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227548 I am shooting for all 5 this week. I am not sure if I will be able to make it Wednesday or not because I have to go to Seattle for my post op appointment. I am looking forward to be able to ask some questions and find out if I am going to be on another pill or if I can change something in my diet, to avoid getting them again. Also should find out when he is going to want to go in and get the next ones. <BR> <BR> I got in a good two hour workout this morning and I am very tired. I can't... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:51:59 EST Today was a good day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221907 I worked out for two hours. I walked the river for an hour without stopping. That is the 3rd day in a row of being able to do this. I am happy that I am getting in a good workout again. Much better than last week. I am a lot slower going around the river than I was before but over all I am doing good. After walking the river I switched pools and swam laps. I got in around 7 today. I lost track on those but I think it was around 7 when I stopped. Andi didn't make it today and Jenn had... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:20:03 EST Love workout buddies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220996 I went to the Y again and have been able to do an hour non stop now two days running. I am soar for the rest of the day but feel better over all. I had three workout buddies today. My friend Andi joined the Y today and is going to be coming with me as often as her life allows. I am so excited about that. I can't wait. Also my friends Jenn and Patrice were both there. It makes the workout go so much faster. Jenn named our group the Chunky Tattooed Girls or CTG for short! I had a good ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:33:05 EST New week started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219122 I took my friend Mary to Olympia to a doctors appointment yesterday so I missed my Monday workout. I did however go today and plan to try to get there Saturday also to make up for the missed day. I had a good workout today. I was able to walk laps in the river for an hour non stop. I did a few more laps after a rest also. It felt good to be able to go for an hour again. I know that I will have good days and bad days for awhile until I recoup completely, but I am happy that I am getting ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:57:23 EST First week down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214420 First week of going to my workout down. I made it all five days although the first two were really hard and then the fifth one was really hard too. I only got in a short workout on the fifth day but I got in a workout. I was hoping by next week I would be able to add in my two days of night zumba but I am pretty sure that is a couple weeks away. I am just so happy I could be in the pool again. <BR> <BR> The heating system at the Y I go to has been having issues and it has been cold in th... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:40:17 EST My work out buddy cancelled on me today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211968 She decided not to go because she wasn't feeling well. I on the other hand went and worked out anyway. I walked the river for 30 minutes without stopping and pooped myself out. I wanted to push myself a bit. I then took a rest and walked it for another fifteen or twenty minutes. I then went and swam laps for a bit with my other workout buddy. <BR> <BR> I was able to go in the hot tub today because my incision has closed completely. It was nice being able to warm up in the hot tub for... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:57:16 EST I the DVD that I won on my sign in spin... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210407 I was surprised to find a DVD envelope in my mail yesterday. When I opened it up and found the spark DVD that I had won on my sign in spin I was excited and happy. The little things that will keep you going and make you smile. That simple little package helped me to realize just how far I had come. I got this. I am doing it. Wow what a difference a year can make. I am excited to see how things will be next year when I am another 50lbs lighter. <BR> <BR> I am changing my life for the... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:38:33 EST Okay said I was gonna rest a day but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209124 I went to the Y again today and I did another 2 hours. I was so tired yesterday but when I woke up this morning the spaghetti legs were so much better. I am tired but in a good way and I so want to get back to where I was. It is hard to not push the exercise when I have slid so far backwards. <BR> <BR> I have had blood clots after surgery and randomly for the past five years or so and I have to be on blood thinners. I can't really afford to relax and rest. I have to get moving as quic... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:56:17 EST OMG so fricken tired but so worth it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207385 I got in the pool today and walked for three hours. It felt so good to be in the pool again. My legs still feel like spaghetti and I don't know why. I want to get back to feeling well. I feel like I lost all my progress over the past month with all this surgery crap going on. I can't go far without having to stop and catch my breath. I think it is still from the surgery but I am beginning to wonder. I hate that I feel like I lost all my progress. <BR> <BR> I refuse to retreat back to ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:55:53 EST This year will be better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203445 I was just commenting on another sparker's page and it made me think something that I hadn't thought of before. This year will be better because no matter what else will happen during the year, I am starting this year 42 lbs less than I started my year last year. Usually it is the other way around. I have generally started my year up from the year before. I have hope that I may have broken that cycle because for the past three years it has been down. <BR> <BR> The last few months of the... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:43:35 EST New goal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200508 I am going to take the 848 stairs to the top of the Seattle Space Needle. I am adding that to the goals that I want to reach a long with another 50 lbs gone by February 25th 2014. I am working hard to get in shape and the end of this last year has really set me back. I feel like I am back where I started physically and that is a bit depressing. However I am still almost to the goal of 50 lbs lost. I have 8 lbs to go and until the 25th of february to get there. I should be able to get th... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:42:15 EST Have I ever mentioned surgery never goes well for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198798 So I went in for surgery on the 19th as scheduled. They started the surgery and got the tube placed in the kidney and then I started bleeding out on the table. Fortunately I had a very good surgeon. I woke up in recovery to them asking for another blood test and trying to decide if they want to give me the blood transfusion they ordered or not. My body luckily started recovering so they just kept checking me every half hour or so. They wanted to put me in something with more care than in... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:52:28 EST Getting nervous... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168104 I had a wonderful night away and things are going well with the new man in my life. I hope to have more good stuff to say in the future about this but for now that is it. LOL. <BR> <BR> My surgery is on Wednesday and I am getting very nervous. I am usually nervous about surgery but this time more so. It has gotten to the point that I feel I need to leave instructions in case I don't make it through. I'm not sure why it is so bad this time. I know that I am high risk due to my weight ever... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:34:22 EST I have been running all over shopping... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161183 This may not sound like much but I used to go shopping all day when I was in better shape. I would take my sister and we would head out of town to Olympia and shop all day. It was so much fun to go and explore places we hadn't been before. Also trying on clothes. Olympia has some nice places for larger woman's clothes although we are loosing my favorite one Fashion Bug. We didn't spend much but had a fun day and went to lunch but it I would go home tired after like eight or more hours of... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:52:32 EST I just won a DVD on my spark spin... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157769 I won on the bonus spin! Can't believe it. A spark people workout dvd. How cool is that? <BR> <BR> I went to my friend Shannon's in Kingston again for a few days. I had a nice visit and we walked around downtown Paulsbo. I love the store Bad Blanche I can't go in there and not spend money. I noticed a great difference in the amount of walking I can do at one time. It has improved quite a bit. Still not good but not as bad as it was. That is exciting. I got home late last night and ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 02:17:52 EST Worked out today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152124 I went to the Y today. I didn't get a great workout in today but I did get a workout. I got to see friends and enjoy being back in the pool. I am going away for a few days next week but plan to be back in the pool when I get home. It is good getting back in. I am hopping to get in a couple of full weeks of Y time before I end up in the hospital on the 19th. I feel that the better the shape I'm in the better the surgery and recovery will go. The best thing is that even with all the time... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:03:42 EST