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About j.s.

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 08/16/1963

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  1. j.s.

    Tim Russert died

    He will be missed. He had a way of making people show their true selves.
  2. j.s.

    LB Haters!!!

    I think the biggest thing you have to rememeber is to take everything with a grain of salt. There is a ton of great information, success stories and inspirational stories on this forum. Unfortunately you have to wade through a lot of crap every now and again to get to it. Dont give up on the forum just because you see a run of the naysayers. You will tend to see the same posters being negative over and over....just pass over them.
  3. j.s.

    Wii Fit

    So what do you all think of the yoga stuff? some of that is pretty stinking hard - I apparently can balance as long as both of my feet are on the ground, the minute you ask me to pick up one, my balance is out the window! But I keep on givin it the old college try! My husband laughs at me. Honestly tho, I have gained some improvement in some of the ones that I have been doing for a while now. Sooner or later I think I will be able to stand on one foot without falling over!
  4. j.s.

    Change up your exercise routine?

    Thanks for the thoughts, Im going to keep trying to switch things around. I think I really need to start journeling my food and see if that is where I am going wrong. I also will start back up with my trainer to get back into the weights. I just started swimming last week and beside being totally differnt kind of work out, it is pretty fun although I have to wonder how much good it really does since I dont "feel" like I am working out when I swim. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
  5. :sad: My question is how do I do this? I basically work out mon-fri. I do ellipital machines, exercise bikes and treadmill plus I have just started to swim. So every day 2 of these for at least 1 hour per day is my cardio. I am not doing too much in the weight training. I also take 2 hour long classes for Water aerobics per week (that is not including in this list, that I do extra at night). So my question is, do they mean do ellipital training and bike every day for a week then swim the next week or do they mean swim monday, bike tues, ellipitical the next and so on? I am trying to change things up so I start losing again but I dont think i am diong it right. I just dont know what they mean by "change it up" and nobody seems to ellaborate on that. Any help sure would be appreciated. p.s. my swimming that i just started (last week) is only laps - different strokes and sometimes I will use a board and flippers for part of my laps. I do that for 40 minutes.
  6. j.s.

    Wii Fit

    I like that the more you use the Wii Fit, the more things it opens up. Keeps it fresh and give that extra bonus. Today I played the baseball game with my brother and I was glad to see that my Mii was not a fat little Mii like it is in the Fit, she was back to normal being her cute little self. She is just a pudge on the Wii Fit...
  7. j.s.

    Wii Fit

    I got my Wii Fit this last week and it definately is fun. I would not consider it a work out by any means but it is fun. I had to laugh when my wii mii got fat after I put my stats in. It used to be a cute skinny little thing - not so much anymore. Its kinda funny. I have found that is making yoga easier to do because of the breathing circle and I did like the running. I think it is worth the money.
  8. j.s.

    Wii Fit Balance Board

    I too just pre-ordered mine. I am very excited to get it. I do go to a gym but I think it would be nice to use at home for on the floor kind of exercises and that balance board. My trainer started working with my balance because apparently I am not so good in the balance area (news to me, I dont fall down to often!). I cant wait to get mine.
  9. j.s.

    Can't take it any more....

    Dont I know it, we did finally have grass too - ugly sandy, pebbly grass from all the salt and sand this winter and yesterday it snowed..... another 15 inches..... I am so ready for winter to be done in wisconsin.
  10. j.s.

    What to do when you can't sleep?

    I wanted to throw this one out there.... I used to have a terrible time sleeping, literally for years. My doc did routine blood work and the nurse called me and asked if I was tired. I couldnt remember the last time I was NOT tired and I told her that. I said no more or less than normal, I dont sleep well (could never fall alseep) so...long story short, I was anemic. They had me take iron pills and I tell you about 2 months later, I sleep LIKE A BABY! That was over a year ago. Now I dont take the iron pills all the time, I hate that pill taking on a regular basis but if I start to have problems, there i am taking them bad boys again. Now I just try to take them regularly before and after my period to keep things my levels adjusted. Just a thought.....
  11. I too was very fearful of flying. The first time I flew I had gotten some valium from my doc, just 2 pills, one for the ride there and one for the ride back. Turned out I took the one for the ride there but then I didnt need it for the ride back. I have also not noticed one bit of difference in my band when I fly.
  12. I love my trainer too. I had him for a year and then had to give him a break ($$$) until next month. Then I can get me a bunch more sessions. Besides the fact that he has taught me tons of things, he keep me on track. He keeps me accountable for my actions, good or bad. I love my trainer and cant wait to get back to my sessions. He may be expensive but he is well worth it.
  13. j.s.

    I finally found exercise I like!!

    I am dying to get the Wii Fit but cant get any info on when it will be out. I have gone to several stores but nobody knows, all they can say is " I heard sometime in feb". Feb is almost over!
  14. j.s.

    CURVES-please share you experiences

    I too believe Curves is an excellent place to go especially if you do not go someplace now. I did curves for a year and it was mainly to get my butt doing something.... and to see if I would actually go.... I did, I enjoyed it, made some great friends, lost some weight and after a year decided I was ready for more and joined the gym I now belong to but it really got me into the habit to go and work out. I say its a great place to start and well worth the money. believe me a year really does go pretty fast. Also curves have great promotional deals every couple of months that cut down that membership price, check that out.
  15. j.s.

    Am I too fat for a trainer?

    No, you are NOT too fat for a trainer. I had my trainer for a year and I had the exact same fears. I was pretty intimidated by my trainer as he is an ex-marine drill sargent and totally still looks the part. I felt like he would think I was just some fat slob. But after working with my trainer I have never been so wrong in my life! He totally motivates me, he helps me to do things targeted just for what I want to fix (under arm flab was a big thing and specific knee strengthening) not to mention pretty much the rest of me. He has taught me tons of things. He keeps me on track, he is a life coach and has become my friend. Dont be afraid of the trainers, if they are good at their jobs, they want you to do better and they want to see you reach your goals. Go for it, you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner!

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