NATE-JANINE's SparkPeople Blog NATE-JANINE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community #StopWaiting <img src=""> <BR> <BR> (Open Link) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>76-empowering-with-sole-sisters </link> <BR> <BR> In honour of women everywhere I was asked to take part in an incredible campain for International Women's Day entited #StopWaiting. It is a campaign to promote body positivity and empowerment. It is a campaign for all women to Stop Waiting and take action. We must all "... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 21:50:23 EST It Aint Always Easy Its been a long journey and I continue to enjoy the road ahead. Even when I am faced with that fork and not knowing when to chose the right path. I somehow always mange to find my way back . <BR> <BR> Copy and paste link to read entire post. <BR> <BR><BR>asp?mn=1.48.232 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:41:26 EST My Name is NJW and I am an "Emotional Eater" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How in the world did I fall in the trap of of emotional eating even if only for a short time? The end result was not something that I should have it? None sound very positive. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> E - ewww :( <BR> <BR> M - miserable <BR> <BR> T - tired <BR> <BR> I - impulsive <BR> <BR> O - overdid it <BR> <BR> N - nauseous <BR> <BR> A - awful <BR> <BR> L - low energy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> E - ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:17:27 EST To Eat or What Not to Eat! <img src=""> <BR> To all of those that are struggling with their weight and are looking for advice on what to eat. Please be aware to get your info from a qualified coach or consultant. I am a Coach qualified to review your current plan and can help you make healthier food choices and substitutions and help you get on track, but I can not create a detailed meal plan for you. That <BR> would be outside my scope of practice. If a detailed p... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:26:02 EST How Much is too much? <BR> Ok this is one bandwagon that I have to jump on. I myself have always had a problem with shows like The Biggest Loser but have to also admit that I still watch. Is it for some kind of perverse reasoning? ..maybe. Or is it because I know what the contestants are going through and feel their pain and want to see the "remarkable" transformations. <BR> <BR> As someone that has personally lost over 100 lbs (yo-yoing up and down 10 lbs), I know how hard it was to find the healthier me. Let m... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:34:14 EST Sole Sisters Womens Race 2014...and me :) Check out this LINK <BR> <BR> <link><BR>adors/ </link> <BR> <BR> No other race in Canada celebrates fitness, fun, and being a woman than the Sole Sisters Womens Race. <BR> <BR> Sole Sisters Womens Race is an untimed race where you can walk or run and leave your watch at home. Its not about how fast you are or even how slow you are its about celebrating fitness fun with women that you love and is also a chance to meet new women that love new challen... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:06:05 EST Do You Really need Monday Motivation? New Blog on my FB Page. <BR> <BR><BR>anine?ref=hl#!/notes/new-journey-welln<BR>ess/do-you-really-need-monday-motivati<BR>on/478155225639251 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:05:36 EST Happy Thanksgiving I posted this on my New Journey Wellness page on Facebook and thought it fitting to share it here as well. <BR> <BR><BR>anine?ref=hl#!/notes/new-journey-welln<BR>ess/thanksgiving-and-you/448713575250083 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Happy Thanksgiving. <em>429</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:11:57 EST My Journey Continues... After the last piece (Running for your Life) was printed on me. The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) caught wind of it and decided they want to share it as well. <BR> <BR> This is my story. (again) <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> (after it starts to play, let the 1st commercial play then when the 2nd clip starts fast forward 5:45 mins in) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> </link> <BR> I must say it is a bit surreal all o the atten... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:24:07 EST Run for your Life! Always to glad to share my story. <BR> <BR><BR>-07-09/article-3308145/Runner-on-the-r<BR>oad-to-a-healthier-life/1 <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:04:36 EST Beating my Sugar Addiction <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to admit that no matter how fit I get and how great I feel there always seems to be that one thing that pulls at me like a game of tug of war and that is SUGAR. Now I don’t always give into the temptations and my will power can be extremely strong. Bu there are also those time when I say to hell with it I am going to eat that bowl of goodness. Yeah, well that’s not always so good. I’m always speakin... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:51:24 EST Sole Sisters Womens Race 2013 Me getting ready to go <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some of The beautiful crowd of 2500 Ladies <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Warmup walk to the Start <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And we are off! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Very important tips along the way <BR> <img src="h... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:19:14 EST This is what you get! This is what you get when drop one of these: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As sweat dampened my hands and I proceed to move I felt the weight slip from grasp. My instinct should have been to let the weight hit the floor but somehow I found myself arching my foot to try and catch it, what was I thinking? I held back tears as the numbing pain shot through my foot as the 45lb plate landed on the top of it and bounced off to the side. I... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:16:24 EST Today: is Day 1 Today: waves of thoughts flooded my brain as I lay on the massage table in total relaxation as the damage and knots of the week melted away. <BR> <BR> Today: was a mixed emotions kind of day. An abundance of thoughts going through my head regarding my goals and aspirations. What I want to be, where I want to go, who I want with me for the ride, what I am willing to sacrifice along the way. <BR> <BR> Today: as the massage came to an end and I walked down the street with the sun on my cheek, ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:59:58 EST The sun is shining, The birds are singing, My body is laughing <BR> <em>67</em> <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> Sure It's great that I can inspire others to DO. But it would not be serving of me if I did not also inspire others to TAKE A BREAK when you have to. This comes from one who completed an intense Crossfit class and an intense Boxing bootcamp class with a 5k walk thrown in for flavoring on Monday. Then followed it with a 5k run on Tuesday morning and a 5k walk on Tuesday night. Today I am knocked on my ass. I should have listened to it yesterday w... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:42:15 EST Running for a cause <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> On May 19th, I will be participating in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon while raising funds for Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. <BR> <BR> Brigadoon is a non-profit organization managing a year round recreational facility in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley delivering camp programs for children from across the Maritimes living with a chronic illness, chr... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 22:42:10 EST Happy 2nd Anniversary to Me! <BR> <em>384</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday marked the 2nd year anniversary of the day that I decided to take control of my life and find the healthier me. Hard work and perseverance really does pay off and it's because of that hard work and perseverance that I now can enjoy the times spent with family and friends, enjoy them I will. <BR> <BR> Wow what a ride it has been. There have been a lot of ups and downs, laughs and cries but through it all I wouldn't change a thing. <BR> <BR> I've le... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 10:24:35 EST INSANITY DAY 1 done...WHEW! Day 1 of INSANITY...not really sure if I did well or not. Based on the two working out in the video i seem to be in between. So yesssss...I think I did great. <BR> <BR> Switch Kicks 114 <BR> Power Jacks 51 <BR> Power Knees 75 <BR> Power Jumps 37 <BR> Globe Jumps 10 <BR> Suicide Jumps 14 <BR> Push-Up Jacks 19 <BR> Low Plank Oblique 39 <BR> <BR> Bring on Day 2..this is going to be interesting! Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:47:10 EST Lucky 7 Relay On my way to the Lucky 7 Relay...boy was it cold at 7 a.m <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Could not feel my feet for a lap and a half but...Wow that was fun. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Finishing Time: 41.54...even with the stitch in my side which caused me to walk it off. My goal was 45 mins. YAHOO! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Other Stats <BR> <BR> BIB: ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:31:29 EST This Too Shall Pass (True Confession) This is my confession. <BR> <BR> No will power today or this week for that matter. I should not have eaten those blonde brownie squares. Way too many sweets this week. One of those weeks when too much is too much and my body is screaming.."REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GOING TO EAT THAT??" Its one of those weeks that get to me especially when I am feeling emotional. The emotions creep up on me when I am not looking. I have never known myself to be an emotional eater but its at those times when I... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:38:36 EST Danny's Fitness World and Me Well some changes have occurred since my last blog post. <BR> <BR> <em>323</em> <BR> <BR> I have begun the training with Danny's Fitness World and have completed 3 sessions so far. He is really giving me a kick in the ass. I do workout hard on my own but there is nothing like getting that beatdown from someone else. <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> The changes that have occurred are that we have decided that instead of filming I will be blogging it on Social Media. I will complete ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:49:05 EST Happy Thanksgiving Canada It is Thanksgiving here in Canada so: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let us give thanks for all of our blessings and continued healthy living. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:38:13 EST Me, Danny's Fitness World and Youtube Soooo.. <BR> <BR> I have been approached by one of the trainers at the gym that I attend to participate in one of his health and fitness videos. He has a series of them on YouTube right now because he is in talks with the Cable company to pick it up for TV. It's one of those videos where he comes to your house and "lives" with you for a month and kicks you out of your bad habits and your ass into gear. I use the word "lives" loosely because he won't actually live in but it is percieved that... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:58:01 EST I Don't Wanna <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> I don't wanna, <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> But I know I have ta, <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> So I will, <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> When I am done, <BR> <BR> <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> I will feel so much better, <BR> <BR> <em>357</em> <BR> <BR> I will have forgotten, <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> That I didn't wanna. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>248</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:22:20 EST My Urban Quest <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> There is nothing like spending time with the ones you love. Especially your children. <BR> <BR> This morning I spent that time with my 11 year old son. <BR> <BR> Today we went on an adventure. Our adventure was in the name of a Urban Quest.. <BR> <BR> A Urban Quest is like a mini Amazing Race. How it works. I purchased the quest online. picked where I wanted it to take place, picked the difficulty level and add on option of a lunch reservation at the... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:06:42 EST Should I stay or should I go? This has been a hard week for me emotionally. I went to work on Monday morning only to be served with a lay off. It really did not come as a surprise because based on the fact that there have been dozens let go in the past couple of weeks and based on the fact that the work that I have been doing as of late has been minimal. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <em>128</em> <BR> So there I was talking to my sister on the phone telling her that I really wanted to be out enjoying the sun because I was ... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:41:05 EST To Cheat or not to Cheat! True confessions time. <BR> <BR> I guess some would call it cheating. <BR> <BR> Me, well.... <BR> <BR> I have been trying extremely hard to eat as clean as possible but there are days when temptations set in and I joyfully dive into something that I should regret eating and don't because I of the fact that I do work hard. <BR> <BR> I tell myself that I work hard and that I can eat whatever I want, so open mouth insert goodies..not necessarily a good thing I to keep that under c... Wed, 30 May 2012 21:55:38 EST Some Girls Chase Boys...I Pass 'em! Well its official <BR> <BR> <img src="" <BR> <BR> <BR> I have finally completed my 1st 5k. I am so excited... I finished in 32.10 mins. (Stats below) Would have finished sooner if not for the fact that I walked for 30 seconds going up Citadel Hill. Its a lot steeper than it looks. Then I also slowed down near the finish line..the hubby was trying to catch a pic. I am not going to scoff at that though, that is great time. So that's a to... Sun, 20 May 2012 19:11:34 EST X-Weighted and Me PART II My Story, my journey, can now be seen by millions. <BR> <BR> I almost cried when I read it. Seeing it in print by someone else with vivid detail really puts it all into perspective. <BR> <BR> I am so very proud of myself for all that I have accomplished. I know that I am not alone and I am please that others can learn about my struggle. <BR> <BR> Here is the link where it can be found. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-fan-nat%C3%A9-janine-williams-has-los<BR>t-7... Mon, 14 May 2012 10:10:31 EST XWeighted...and me! Some people write Blogs for a living...some don't . I am one of those people who don't. <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> On May 14 the website is doing a blog on my weight loss story. How cool is that?! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> XWeighted is also a TV show that airs here in Canada. It documents individuals and families as they strive to lose certain amounts of weight over a certain amount of time. Some reach those goals and some don't. Not only do they document t... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:02:40 EST Dear Pizza Dear Pizza, <BR> <BR> I'm sorry to tell you that we can't be friends anymore. I gave you a chance but you just wouldn't agree with me. You were there for me over the years but now I feel that we must part ways. Besides you have a lot more friends than you can handle. You won't miss l'll ole me. <BR> <BR> Please be sympathetic to my feelings and change in lifestyle. You have to understand that I am only doing what is best for me. <BR> <BR> I am sure that you will continue to be very active... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:32:31 EST My Active Day! I complain a lot that the honey is not home at night so that I can get things done but the real sneaky truth is that sometimes I prefer him gone at night. Don’t get me wrong I love him more than words, but when he is home at night I can sometimes get lazy. I tell myself that he’s home now I’m off duty, he can get the kids to bed; he can make dinner... so I can relax...I mean so I can be lazy. My version of relax is lazy. When he’s home I tend to sit down and then not get back up. On goes the ... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:32 EST Ready, Set, Go! It is -9 out and the weather network states that it should feel like -18. Well let me tell you it did feel like that, but because I had the proper gear I was ready, set, go. <BR> <BR> I am sitting at work contemplating whether or not to go out for my daily walk due to the extreme cold temperatures. I don't have to think that hard or long though. I tell myself that as long as I have the proper attire I will be ok and ok I was. In fact I was great. Today is day one of my winter weather workout... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:33:05 EST THEN and NOW THEN <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NOW <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Even at my heaviest I was always comfortable in my own skin... Or so I thought. Earlier on I never had a whole lot of problems physically, never had a whole lot of problems finding clothes. Then the physical problems creeped up on me, after I started having children and getting bigger...I realized that I was... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 08:03:08 EST You Complete Me This is a letter that my hubby sent to me on Friday morning at work. I was having a sappy go of it first thing. I did not share it with him but he must have is a tad personal but I had to share because it sums up how I was feeling. It also puts clarification on one of the reasons I have changed my life. Not only am I doing this for me but I am also doing this for him and my family. <BR> <BR> I have posted the actual letter but then copied and pasted it as well ( was hard to read) <... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:56:25 EST Thank you Spark Friends. Well, today I turn 37 and I am amazed that exactly 1 year ago today I was 50lbs + heavier. <BR> <BR> It definitely has been an awesome journey. <BR> <BR> So today I will celebrate my weigh in from yesterday; my loss of another 3lbs (51 in total since March 3rd) as well as my birthday. <BR> <BR> I will have some laughs and shed a few tears because I truly am blessed and happy with the woman that I am turning out to be. <BR> <BR> I have an awesome family who supports me 150% and I also ha... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:22:12 EST Parting with Material Pieces of the Old Me~! Today is a very emotional day for me. <BR> <BR> I went through all of my " BIG GIRL" clothes, took pics and posted them online to sell. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was very hard for me to part with material pieces of the old me. It definitely puts the realization in that I have nothing to wear but now though. It also gives me the excuse to go out and get more. No more telling myself that I really like that dress and that I will take... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:21:10 EST The Emotional Square Well this past weekend I attended a wedding. It was the biggest I had been to since starting my journey back in March. <BR> <BR> All along I have been telling you as well as myself that I am not an emotional eater, well tell me what you think.. <BR> <BR> It was a buffet style spread, I did really great with the app and entrée. Mainly salad, raw veggies, 2 cubes of cheese .25c of rice and 3 meatballs. (eyeballed it all)Then pushed my plate away. What's the problem you say?? Well... <BR> <BR... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:21:08 EST Naysayers This really has been bothering so I thought that I would share and get your opinion. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago I had attended a family gathering at my Mother-in-laws and was embraced by my husbands Aunt. This was great.. she, and like all of his other Aunts have always been very fond of me and I them. <BR> <BR> So what's the problem you ask? <BR> <BR> Well....After this hug she precedes to tell me that she has not seen me in a while and was just asking about me. Apparently my Sister-in-l... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:41:58 EST Reflection I was reflecting on my journey so far and decided to read my page and my introduction of myself and realized that I am going to be ok. In case you have not read it, it breaks down what I think and expect from myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> T- true to myself <BR> H- happy with myself <BR> E- eats healthier <BR> <BR> N- never doubts myself <BR> E- eager to shed some pounds <BR> W- welcomes new challenges <BR> <BR> M- moves a lot more <BR> E- enjoying my life <BR> <BR> <BR> With that bei... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 20:20:21 EST This just in I must say that I have been really enjoying my journey and the new loss of 4olbs over 5months. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> But it was today that I actually told myself that I Love Me. Flaws and all. <BR> <BR> Sure I still have a long way to go, but guess what, I am looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Sure I realize that it is getting harder now and some days I do feel lazy and just veg for a week, but guess what, that lazy pest on my shoulder never gets her way. <BR> <BR> Sure I still have those... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 19:14:19 EST I am Down 3.2lbs and have finally arrived in Onederland <em>253</em> <em>253</em> Say bye bye Plateau... <BR> <BR> "Dont let the door hit ya, where the good lord split ya"! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Go all the way over there to that curb and don't come back! <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you tell that I am ecstatic? It's on now. <BR> <BR> Just had to share my joy! Now time for my Party Dance. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>55</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>224 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:27:36 EST Trouble Goals This weeks action step was to write about a trouble goal. <BR> <BR> My trouble goal, is the wretched Plateau. IT is what seems to get in the way of my goals. For the past 2 weeks I have been in that plateau phase. I have switched up certain exercises I do, I have changed my calorie in and out and still no change... at least not since last weeks weigh in. So tomorrow is my new weigh in day and even though I fear the worse I think I am prepared for it. I know that I have been working hard and ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:49:17 EST My Moody Monday Today is my Moody Monday.. <BR> <BR> Why do you ask? Well..... <BR> <BR> I am feeling really down today <em>39</em> probably because it is that time of the month again and when it is that time of the month again the emotions are forefront and centre. <BR> <BR> So I now that I am working very hard, the numbers on the scale <em>11</em> are going down and my clothes are getting looser <em>9</em> but still I am down because the weight is not falling off where I want it to...I know, I know, w... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:05:38 EST Jealousy and Pride Well today my 10 year old ran his second 4.2km marathon, and it was fantastic. He beat his time from last year and he is so proud of himself, and so am I of course. It was so exciting to watch him stretch and line up and then when he came across the finish line and I was there with the video cheering him on... The look on his face said, "Mommy I did it". Wow... that is the best look. I Couldn't stop screaming and cheering. That was the Pride part of course. <BR> <BR> Now we have Jealousy. ... Sat, 21 May 2011 18:21:03 EST Tired of being sick and tired I sit and I lay, I sit and I lay and I sit and I lay some more. <BR> <BR> No amount of sitting and laying seems to be helping. <BR> <BR> I drink so much water I'm beginning to feel like the ocean. <BR> <BR> I follow the Dr.'s orders, and here I still sit and lay. <BR> <BR> I have been told to be on bed rest for a week and this is Day 5 but really don't feel as if I am getting anywhere or making any progress. I know that you can not rush time and healing but... <BR> <BR> I am really tire... Fri, 13 May 2011 17:43:27 EST My Lazy Mother's Day My Mother's Day was incredibly lazy today. I did not get out of bed til nearly 10. Was intentional? Yes it was partially because it was Mother's Day and I was relishing the break. But on the other hand I really wasn't feeling all that well either. I had and still have an awful migraine and my body was/is completely drained of all energy. I felt as if I had been run over by a truck. The last thing I needed was to go to my sister-in-laws for dinner. Even if it did mean that I didn't have to co... Sun, 8 May 2011 20:51:16 EST