JUDY106's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUDY106 JUDY106'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/ Water Aerobics & a Better State of Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772817 Well, I have been lacks for sometime now and I gained 12 lbs back. I am not going to let it get me down. I started my water aerobics back and exercising my legs in the water. I am feeling better about myself and getting out of the house four times a week is really helping my state of mind. I really don't get to talk to many people when I go because the time I go is not when very people go to the pool. I have guide books that I follow for the water aerobics and so far I have not got anyone el... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 19:00:50 EST Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521213 Well the "Self Guided" water aerobics is going great. I still can't say I love it, but I am doing it. I have never liked to exercise. When I exercised for a full year without a break I still didn't like it. I did it because I did feel better and didn't hurt as much if I continued exercised. I know this is negative but it is the truth about me. <BR> Oh, well I am doing it now and feeling a little better. I know it will take some time for me to start feeling better. I went through this before.... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:46:37 EST Four weeks of being Lazy with the Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515381 Well, I started feeling the results of my being lazy with the water aerobics. My WHOLE body started to hurt, AGAIN. Today I made it to the pool and did the water aerobics that I have setup for my self to do. I follow a 60 minutes workout laid out in an illustrated aqua technique Guide. I have three different workout guides using water aerobics .I am doing a different workout every time. So far I am the only one doing it, but then where I go and the time that I go, there are not too many peop... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:10:11 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304253 Friday, March 29, 2013 <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge... <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. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:16:36 EST Cake in the Face Valentine's Day (Really in the Floor) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250719 Well, I was doing so great today. I wanted to show my hubby that (Sugar Free) would taste great. So I made him a sugar free heart shapped cake with all the special decorations. I even use unsweeten applesdauce in it instead of oil. The calories were very low compared to regular chocolate cake. <BR> The cake turned out just right it tasted and looked beautiful. I was so proud of myself. I showed him and he really loved it. I was so proud. Then I had to get the ideal that I would take a pictur... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:27:36 EST THE HECK WITH THE "REASON" I FIZZ OUT OF EFFORT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198315 I was not feeling so excited about the New Year even though I have started back to three exercise classes and I started looking for the reasons. <BR> <BR> Well, while talking to a friend and trying to be encouraging to her while she is going through a REALLY rough time. I made a statement that the finger pointed right back to me. Isn't it wonderful that this will happen all the while you are trying to help someone else. Amen !!!! <BR> Well, the statement was you have to first ask for the "... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:23:25 EST BACK TO THE REAL WORLD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197914 Well, I started back with my exercise fitness class and the water aerobics. I have added on more class to the week and it is for joint exercising (for arthritis). I started it today. We sit in a chair today during the whole class today. The movements that we did were easy, but I can see where it will help my joints. <BR> I don't know if it is a good thing or not,but I haven't started out the New Year with ALL that "GUN-HOLE" that I did in the past. I usually start out fast and fizz out wit... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:56:03 EST Going from Zero Exercise to "The Impossible" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136971 I went to luncheon today for our last meeting in Water Aerobics class until Jan. The Instructor gave out awards to the students. I received two. One for the Most Weight Loss. The other was for "Hanging in there!!" award. I am proud of them as if I accomplished "The impossible". It was hard work for 6 mos. of the classes. I plan to be right there again when Jan. rolls around. <BR> I paid for an open pool pass so I can go on my own and do some water exercises. There will be two weeks of Dec. t... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:28:37 EST My Fight with Weight Loss and Knowing Now I Can WIN !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129534 This is a little long, but I hope someone will be able to relate to this and will help. <BR> <BR> I have been following Spark Friends here from about five to six months now and I can see myself in some of the ones that are struggling so much. that being said, here is my story: <BR> <BR> I lived my life from age 16 on being 100 to 150 lbs. overweight. I dressed very nicely and always made sure my make-up and hair was just right. People would tell me that even though I was overweight I was st... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:19:57 EST Recap of Oct. and feeling GOOD ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121876 Well, I looked back on my record of my exercise goal for Oct. and saw that I had made every class and did not miss any of them. That made me feel better about the goal that I didn't get to keep. I wanted to exercise on the days that I didn't go the he exercise classes. I didn't complete that goal. I did a lot of walking by going shopping on those days and burned some calories. there were times that I burned just as much calories when I shopped and cleaned house that i did with the two exercis... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 20:22:35 EST Back on track after the munchies ATTACK last nigh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104340 This morning I woke up full. (LOL) I should of been. I got up about 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM, and then too sleepy to tell you what time, but another time and eat food all three times. The food was good healthy food, but it was out of control eating. It really had been a while since I had done this. So, I was so disappointed in my self. When I was eating I didn't know why I wanted to eat. It had been an average food plan day and I didn't need the food physically. I just could not make myself think ... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:54:04 EST I had the MUNCHIES attack all night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103441 Munchies got the best of me last night. I munched on celery and No fat home made onion dip (3 Tsp.) , large apple, 1 oz of mozzarella cheese. you see started to get worst as it went. LOL But I my back to my senses. I think that a stressful time I have with my very over weight daughter is what triggered it. At the time I couldn't see it. Just wanted to eat and could seem to not eat. I went over about 100 of the lower end of my calorie count not too bad. I have done a lot worst. i will be bac... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:07:46 EST I Have http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103059 My last blog I stated that I was not given enough information on how to handle losing weight with the RNY WLS to be able to continue to lose weight after the "Honey Moon" stage of the surgery. Now five years later I got the right info and I am doing so much better. Life changes a lot pertaining to the types of foods you can eat, but now I am learning about when and how to use water intake a certain way to help me manage hunger (that returns after six months to a year) and the amount to eat a... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:31:19 EST I was not educated correctly after RNY surgery !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097445 <em>234</em> I had gastric by pass surgery about 5 years ago. I paid CASH for the hospital and surgery which came up top about $28,000.00 not counting expenses for a week motel stay and medical asst. near the hospital, i was told all the things that I couldn't eat and to not drink water while I ate. That was IT !! I guess because they already had my cash money they did not care about anything else. the checked me out after surgery and released me me from doctor's care in the usual amount o... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:53:09 EST Shamed Myself Into Doing a VBlog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087203 I enjoy seeing other's face and the visual contact so much. Then I started feeling guilty for the reason that I have not done a Vblog and give back that feeling of the visual contact. So, I am going to give it a try. <BR> <BR> I watched my Vblog and I seem so, so serious it it. I am sorry. I hope next time I can be more cheerful. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 22:39:36 EST Hunger goes a long with inactive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076352 Wow! since I have not been exercising I have been twice as hungry. I see that the exercise does help me not want to eat. I am still sick but plan to walk tomorrow and the rest of the week-end. I hope to get back to Fitness exercises and water aerobics on Monday. I am still coughing some and don't feel up to par. I sure hope that I do not see many days like I have had, this winter. I have been eating veggies and taken strong vita. , but still got a bad case of a head and chest cold. I was hopi... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:46:04 EST Head cold has slowed me down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066756 I feel rotten physically with this head cold. I am really missing the workout that I do normally, but I feel that I need to rest and see if i can get better . So far, no improvement today and it is late evening. I have a feeling that I have a rough night ahead of me. I hope not. Hope everybody is avoiding getting sick with the weather change. I can't wait to get back to the old me and get started on improving my strength psychical. Best of wishes to everyone out there. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:52:23 EST Overcoming Obstacles (a little self talk) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062128 I need to accept that there will be obstacles that will stand in my way of losing the weight as fast as I want to. When we stand still and the scales does not move downward i need to accept that as a natural event in life. Everybody has that happen to them and it is part of being human. <BR> <BR> To keep on keeping on through this time I need to realize how far I have come from that first day. I need to really take a look at myself psychical and consider the mental state I was in from the s... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:25:46 EST Learned all Steak is Not the Same! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060801 I am in shock right now! I weighted out my York Strip steak (grilled) and when I put 4oz. on the scales it was so small.So, I went for 8oz. but it in my plate and it still looked small but enough to fill me up. I had a small baked potato and 2 tbb. spoons of sour cream. It looked like a diet meal to me. When I put it into the food tracker I just about fell over. The meat calories was what I had been eating for a nice plate of food and would be full and happy on my reg. days of eating. I al... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 20:09:19 EST No Spring Chicken,but Still chucking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057332 I over did the exercises. i am so sore and hurt a lot in my back. i had just got the pain in my back to quite down, then i added too much exercises too quick. So, i will take out the DVD exercises and keep the walk in the plan. It is going to take a few days to recover from this mistake.Ii thought that i was old even to know better. I will not quit!! Just got to take it slower. I had to skip the Fitness exercises and going to do Water aerobics only, Maybe a walk later. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:32:24 EST Self-talk keeping me going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056121 OK. I talked myself into my Fitness exercise class and Water Aerobics today. I am really sore from the exercise CD and the one mile walk I talked myself into yesterday. I really over did it so I am going to cut down a little and walk the 30 mins. and see if I can increase my distance in the 30 mins. on the days I don't do the exercise classes. I really enjoy the walking with my little dog and enjoy the weather we are having here in South East GA.My eating plan is going very well.I just fe... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:34:11 EST Today I won the head battle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054934 Ya! I did it today. I really completed my plans for my new addition to my exercise plan. Man! it was hard,but I spent time on here and read some blogs that really got me going. So thankful for Sparkpeople out there. I had to really do some tough self talk to get going. I feel so much better after I got it all done. Hey, if I did it today I can do it Friday which is the next day that I have to go through the "added exercises" to my program. I am already talking myself into it now. LOL It wil... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:05:42 EST A better morning pain wise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052083 Well, this morning got up feel a little less pain. I can see where the strength training exercise class this really helping with pain in my blower back. It seems as if I do some low impact exercisers at home with a CD I even get to feel a little better. see that I need some kind of exercise every day, even though I really work around the house cleaning on the days that I don't go to the exercise classes. i lost 2 lbs. of fat since last Monday's weight in. I think putting in just a little mo... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:09:51 EST Yay! I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050868 Ok I really did go for the walk. I walked for 15 mins. one way and then 15 mins. back. I was able to walk a little farther this time in the 15 mins. going and made it back in the same time it took to get that distance. I feel really better mental and physically. I knew that I would but will not do this for myself every day. I need to do this for me because this is one good thing that I can do for me and it does not cost me a cent. My little dog loved it. You can see she feel so BIG walking ... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 11:05:35 EST Keeping "ME "in CHECK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050737 Tracked my breakfast, just re-read my blog from yesterday to maybe get me going on the walk. OK still not moving. I well get up and put outside clothes on and get out the door when I finish the last sentence Will report later. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:16:39 EST Good day , but not excellent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050295 I stayed on my food plan, but didn't get any exercises in for today. I plan to get up and go walking the early part of the day tomorrow. it helps if I put it into writing in the blog. i hope that I can go through with it. i am doing great on my food plan, but need to be more active than I am right now. I need to think move, move, move. LOL I think it but don't do it. LOL I feel so much better when I am active and working toward getting a healthier body. I don't know why I don't treat myself... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 22:06:49 EST Two days away from completing the Smart Technique program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048778 Wow! I can't believe it. I am two days away from completing The Smart Technique Automatic Fat Loss Audio Program. This is a total of 42 days. I had this for years and could never get through the whole program. It is about to become reality. I feel so much better and I am doing a lot of things differently. I am really replacing bad behavior for good behavior. I think getting to track this as a goal on SP really helped me do it this time. lost some fat too. I was at a stand still and now I am m... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 16:14:26 EST Exercise made Me feel better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047761 I was so sore from my Labor Day vacation and almost couldn't walk this morning. I went to Water Aerobics and came back a new person. I am so glad that I pushed myself to go. I plan to get up tomorrow morning and do the CD of Richard Simmons and the Silver Foxes in the morning. It will be my first time in dong so. I viewed it this evening and it looks simple to do. I have to do my walking also. Well, I put it in writing so maybe I will really do it. i'll report tomorrow. <em>386</em> Thu, 6 Sep 2012 22:02:45 EST Pray answered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033591 Well, I am so happy about my sister being inserted in what I am doing with listening to the Fat loss audio program. She also say she wants to start planing her meals and eat healthier. I wrote in my last bog that I had to "Let Go and Let God" and when I did the every next day she called me and informed me of her plans and asked for help with the Fat Loss audio program that I am using. I think she can see a change in my behavior toward Food and life. I give Him praise!! I am on track with my... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:38:38 EST Feeling better about myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012025 I am feeling better about myself mow. I have kept my goals for more than about two weeks. This is a great accomplish for me. I am going to an excise fitness class regularly and listening to a fat loss program daily. I am seeing changes I my actions toward foods and feeling more positive about life. This is wonderful and I wish some of the other people that I love dearly would be able to do this. I have informed them and tried to encourage them, but they seem to listen and then nothing. I will... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:51:36 EST Comment to completing Smart Technique Automatic Fat Loss Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009630 I have started Listening to a program that I purchased years ago. I have started over and over several times and never really got through it , not even half way . I started 14 days ago and have stuck with it so far. I am feeling the difference it is making it my life. There are 42 days of the program assigned to listening to a set of 10 CDs . Six sections with listening to two CDs each section for five of these sections. Then the last section listen to one CD. I have completed the first sect... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:33:43 EST Old fashion Healthy Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574808 Well, I know now after years of try to find that special something to make me lose all my weight, that it is "Old fashion healthy life style" that is going to do it. I even had gastric bypass surgery and still a 100 pounds over weight. Now I just can't give up! The surgery experience could make me go one way or the other. Give up and say that I will NEVER get down to a reasonable weight or because of what I went through with the surgery and not to mention MONEY I refuse to give up. Well, I RE... 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