Thursday, December 22, 2005

Water Aerobics

                                   

 

   I really pushed myself in class today.  I was even sweating in the water!  I told my instructor that I wanted to work on my abdomen so we did lots of ab work.  I will be sore tomorrow and my swimming suit is getting way to large on me.  I don't want to buy another one though until after my surgery. 

    I am just going to be miserable not being able to work out.  I will be able to use the treadmill and walk upstairs and some of the weight machines that just work the legs.  I hate the treadmill though as it is so boring, same with the bikes.  But it is better then nothing. 

    I was still in bed when my MIL got here this morning so had to hustle and not have breakfast.  Usually I drink a slim fast on swim day so I was starving when I got home.  I had more Ramen noodles.  I get stuck on something I like and have  tendency to eat it alot until I get sick of it.  So far I am not sick of them.  I also had a glass of V8 with a few drops of olive oil and applesauce.  Another thing I am stuck on right now, applesauce with cinnamon warmed in the microwave.  Yummy.  It is like eating the middle of a slice of apple pie.  I have some vegetable soup cooking and will have low fat grilled cheese sandwiches with them.  I have cut way down on bread again but feel it will be OK since I will be working 12 hours tonight.

  Once again my husband said something to the effect of you are making on these changes and next thing I know you will be moving away.  I usually just laugh but realized he really is concerned about it.  We sat down and I explained once again why I was doing all the things I am doing.  To get healthy, to not become a diabetic if possible,  to be in less pain, to not have anymore bone deterioration, to feel good about myself and to be more attractive for him.  I am 51 years old and not about to jump ship after 32 years and try and break in another man.  I almost have this one trained!  I could not imagine being with anyone else and I thought he knew how much I loved him, maybe I don't tell him enough.  I will start though. I think he feels better. 

   I get such tunnel vision I don't realize what other people may think of what I am doing.  He is not the least bit happy about the reduction, even though he understands why I want to have it done.  He worries that the one surgery that isn't completely necessary is the one I will have complications with.  I worry about also but I usually sail through surgeries and work hard to recover quickly so I am not going to think about it.  I am in the best shape I can be in to have surgery right now.

  I weighed after swimming and was down to 200 even.  I can't really count it yet because I am always down a couple of pounds after water aerobics.  It usually comes back but not always.  Gives me extra incentive to do good.  Soon I will be under 200!  I think it was 1992 the last time I was under that.

 

3 comments:

soon2bmrsholdren said...

Hi Julie.....just wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas and Happy new year. I was just looking around and saw your blog.....I know the drama in dealing with the insurance companies, I had Gastric Bypass a little over 3 years ago and they did the same thing to me...Anway, I was successful and am so glad I did it....it may be risky and some will even say its the easy way out (which its NOT) but it was the best thing I ever did for myself, it saved my life....anyway, now I wanna take off another 50    just because Im getting married in sept and wanna make sure im slim as can be. The weightloss slows dramatically after a while, so I've really gotta focus to make it happen (which is fine, just waiting for the holidays to be over)  lol    anyway,  just wanted to offer my support and let ya know im here if you ever wanna chat....take care and ill talk to you soon     Josie
(soon2bmrsholdren@aol.com)

destimcbri said...

Hi Julie,
I just read your entry and I was compelled to share a bit of my experience.  I am a 34 year old divorced mother of two daughters and I'm here to tell ya, it's been no fantastic voyage for me either.  I have been on the bandwagon to weight loss ever since my first child in 1992.  I was at my heaviest of 272 lbs. and I only lost the baby weight (the baby herself) including the water weight that came with it after her birth.  After the next 6 years of yo-yo dieting, I only managed to get down to 232 lbs. and that's when I decided to try something new.  I tried the TAE-BO and prayed to GOD to show me if it would work for me.  Needless to say it did.  I went from 232 to 200 lbs. and was doing great until I let a new man in my life who eventually became my husband after the birth of my second child in 2000.  Due to my self esteem being lowered by his avoiding me in every way possible and all the mental abuse I endured from him and his family, my marriage ended in divorced and my not being able to focus anymore on getting my weight down.  It took me some time to pick myself back up completely from that and now I am back on my venture to the body I want.  I learned something from it though.  "There is no greater power on earth than the power that GOD has already placed inside us even from the foundations of the earth".  In other words,  I have always had the power to succeed in whatever I set my mind to do and I will never let anyone or anything tell me I can't or get in the way of my succeeding ever again!  Girlfriend remember this!  "It will work if you work it"!  I thought about the bypass surgery too but to my dismay I had to be 100 lbs over weight and I'm not.  I guess its not meant for me so my voyage continues until I get it right and I will with the LORD my GOD leading the way.  My suggestion to you would be to look to GOD for salvation, for healing, and for your d

destimcbri said...

Hi Julie,
I just read your entry and I was compelled to share a bit of my experience.  I am a 34 year old divorced mother of two daughters and I'm here to tell ya, it's been no fantastic voyage for me either.  I have been on the bandwagon to weight loss ever since my first child in 1992.  I was at my heaviest of 272 lbs. and I only lost the baby weight (the baby herself) including the water weight that came with it after her birth.  After the next 6 years of yo-yo dieting, I only managed to get down to 232 lbs. and that's when I decided to try something new.  I tried the TAE-BO and prayed to GOD to show me if it would work for me.  Needless to say it did.  I went from 232 to 200 lbs. and was doing great until I let a new man in my life who eventually became my husband after the birth of my second child in 2000.  Due to my self esteem being lowered by his avoiding me in every way possible and all the mental abuse I endured from him and his family, my marriage ended in divorced and my not being able to focus anymore on getting my weight down.  It took me some time to pick myself back up completely from that and now I am back on my venture to the body I want.  I learned something from it though.  "There is no greater power on earth than the power that GOD has already placed inside us even from the foundations of the earth".  In other words,  I have always had the power to succeed in whatever I set my mind to do and I will never let anyone or anything tell me I can't or get in the way of my succeeding ever again!  Girlfriend remember this!  "It will work if you work it"!  I thought about the bypass surgery too but to my dismay I had to be 100 lbs over weight and I'm not.  I guess its not meant for me so my voyage continues until I get it right and I will with the LORD my GOD leading the way.  My suggestion to you would be to look to GOD for salvation, for healing, and for your d