NATIVEBABY82's SparkPeople Blog NATIVEBABY82's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Re-inventing Myself You are probably wondering what I mean by the title; "Re-inventing Myself"! The answer is simple, I am creating a new , healthier, and more goal oriented me. I have ate clean for 4 days straight and I no longer drink soda of any kind. I am doing two 5k races this year. July 4th I am doing the Freedom Run in my town and August 10th I am doing the Foam Fest in Portland. This year will be the year I discover my true self and I am not going to quit until Im fit! I have gave up on myself so many ... Thu, 16 May 2013 12:42:37 EST New Things Going on In my Life Hey everyone. A lot of changes are going on in my life. I have been working out more persistently and eating better. I am doing turbo jam everyday. I also am doing 80 push ups a day and then doing a 30 day crunch challenge on facebook. Everyone should look it up. Its Ted's 30 day crunch challenge. I also am starting a motivational group on facebook called coaching with casey. My life is having some positive changes. I am so blessed. Oh yeah on a final note I am starting the 30 day burpee chal... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:36:12 EST Sometimes you Need to Redirect Your focus! Just five days ago I started reading Chalene Johnson's book. The book is titles Push. It teaches you how to achieve and attain goals and not only weightloss goals either. She also talks about achieving personal wellness and financial goals to. This book is starting to change the way I make decision and the way I prioritize my day and life. I reccommend this book to any one who is struggling with weight loss success. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 16:07:09 EST Temptation wont get me today! As I stand here in my kitchen typing up this blog, one thing comes to mind.... Bread! I am one of those people who just loves bread. Bread smells good and taste good. Unfortunately most of the bread we get from the store is highly processed and has corn syrup and some traces of milk in them. I am allergic to milk and corn so I have to stay away from bread. Basically one trick to not give into your craving is to write how the craving makes you feel and why it is probably not good to indulge in... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:30:59 EST Push beyond Your Comfort Zone! Sometimes life is hard and making health choices seems harder at these times. Chances are when you dont feel like working out those are the days when you need to push play the most. I have days like that often. But, I find that after I pushed play and completed the workout I am glad I did. Sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone when it comes to eating as well. For example; you go to your fav restaurant with your friends and they always order the same thing. You start mulling around... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:55:41 EST On the Road Again Hello sparkers! Im Back! Sorry to report that I quit eating healthy and exercising for a while. I ended up getting back to 173 pounds. EEK! Bad I know. I now weigh 156.6. I decided to make my new weight loss goal to be 98 pounds. I am only four foot and five inches tall so that is an accurate weight for my height. I am working harder then ever to reach my goals and I am glad to be back on the site. Peace! Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:47:52 EST Sorry so long I had some more issues going on with my heart. I had to change my diet again but it feels more balanced. I eat meat but no red meat. I eat veggies and fruits and nuts. I cut out junk food and sodas. Plus anything with corn and milk since I am allergic to those things. I am feeling pretty good. And doing what my doctor says Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:31:51 EST Lil Vegan entry 2 I just wanted to give everyone an update. I am doing really well on my raw vegan lifestyle. I feel so much better. My feet and legs have stopped being in pain all the time. I am looking forward to the future. My sister and I are going to take a walk to the library in town, Which is about three miles from the house . We will only be walking if it stops raining here. I am going to research more clean eating ideas and get a few books on building an earthen home. I am thinking about building a co... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 17:53:33 EST This Lil' Vegan entry 1 Hey y'all. How are you doing? I am happy to say that I am doing good. I have a lot of energy. This morning I had a banana and almond milk smoothie. The smoothie was really delicious. DId you know that researchers say we only need to consume one tablespoon of meat to get all the protein we need . Why would you clog up your arteries with a whole hamburger when you can flush out the toxins and get protein from fruits and veggies. I am not knocking on anyone who eats meat. I still see nothing wro... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 16:15:04 EST Today is a Brand New Day Hey, y'all! How is it going? Well, today I started my raw vegan lifestyle. My sister is also starting it with me. We are going by the farmers market today, trader joes, and winco foods. I am excited to start this new journey. But, on a more serious note we all need to be aware of where our food comes from. I watched Food Inc last night. That documentary is a real eye opener. I recommend that everyone should watch that show. I am excited to go grocery shopping for all natural healthy foods. Ke... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:12:06 EST My new decision Hello all my sparkers. I havent been on in a while. I have been dealing with some serious health issues. I have problems with my heart. The doctor suggested for me to go meat free for a while. I looked up different healthy ways to eat without meat. I bought some vitamin supplements and different things. As of tomorrow I am becoming vegan. Its for my health. I okayed it with my doctor and he told me which vitamins and supplements to buy. I am on track with that. I am back to working out now th... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:28:22 EST Its been Awhile Hello all my fellow sparkers! It has been a busy few weeks here at my home. My mother was here for a visit. That was such an awesome week . I have still been working on eating healthy and exercising everyday. Some of my shirts just hang on me now. I am going to post some pics later to see how much my belly has gone down. Im still kicking it here in Oregon and I plan on participating in a 5k or 10 k in Canby in August. Wishing y'all the best of luck. Peace Mon, 21 May 2012 16:45:06 EST The journey to me Hello sparkers! I feel energized with a new purpose and hope today. I feel as if all my goals are with in reach. This Week I am giving my life my A game. Nothing is going to stop me from being the thin me I know is trapped inside this fat girl. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:42:23 EST Biggest Loser Contest at home My family and I decided to start a biggest loser contest. I am going to make a poster board chart with everyones name on it. I am going to put monday - sunday on it. Everyday the person. well I have to go to wally world and get a new poster board. Doesnt this sound like a fun family activity. Plus it will inspire each person to reach their goals. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:53:26 EST Oh happy day Today my family went on a walk together. I jogged most of the walk. I am so happy that my family is starting to do the lifestyle change with me. I am proud of all of them. I dropped another pound yesterday. I am going to try to drop another one today. I think I am going to clean the living room and then I am going to do some push ups plank moves and rows with my weights. Have a great day. Strive to be the best you! Stay the Course. <em>247</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:24:32 EST Energy Renewed I feel very empowered. I am going to weigh myself in a little while just to see my progress on atkins. I feel like I have lost a pound or two. I have been exeercising and eating right. I hope you all feel accomplished. Always remember you lose inches before you lose pounds. Have an awesome day. <em>192</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:56:23 EST Weight Ticker change I had thought my scale was right and that I was already down to 149 but it turns out my battery was bad. So I reweighed my self with a new battery. ON Tuesday I weighed 170.6 and now I weigh 168.2. I changed a few things on my diet. I started writing down on paper what I was eating to hold my self accountabl and I was not eating as healthy as I thought. Now I am on atkins phase one and I am doing good. I am never going to give up on me. <em>334</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:13:57 EST Turbo Jam I am going to blog my turbo jam progress everyday. Like, on whether or not I did turbo jam or what exercise I did to replace it. I want to lose weight. Healthier weight equals healthier me. <em>198</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:16:12 EST Hey Sparkers I havent been on much in the past few days. I wasnt feeling well. I made some bad choices when it came to eating. But when you fall down you get right back up. I may be down but Im not out. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:12:09 EST Happy day To me. Here in a little while I am going to weigh myself. Then I will give you all an update. My sister and her husband ordered kfc tonight. I couldnt eat more than two bites of the chicken it tasted too salty and greasy so I will make me some veggies later. I decided that kfc was not a wise choice for dinner. I think when my sister and bro in law go to bed I am going to do turbo jam. Even if I only lose a pound that is better then nothing. Even if it is a small step; it is a step. My family is very... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:49:52 EST Losing it & Loving it! Last night I cleaned house. I was going to do turbo jam but i didnt. that is ok because I still walked yesterday. Even a little exercise it better than none. I can really tell that my belly is shrinking today. I am so proud of the progress I have made. Im going to weigh myself probably tomorrow to see how many pounds I have lost this week. I went walking for fifty minutes this morning and I am going to do turbo jam this afternoon. Nothing is going to get in my way. I am also getting very ex... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 15:00:42 EST Unstoppable! I say , Yes! I am so proud of myself for doing my turbo jam cardio party. I know that if I push myself to work out even if I have doubt. I will succeed. Say goodbye to the obese person that I know and say hello to the healthier me. My birthday is in two weeks. i bought a goal shirt to wear to the little get together my sister and I r having for my birthday. I cant wait to see if it fits better than what it did this morning. ( note that I did not wear it, I only tried it on and it fit). I was in 2xl when I... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 01:48:44 EST Im Back at It! Today I feel even more challenged to succeed. I was not sure if i was going to work out today. Then I decided to tell my brain no and to tell my body go. I cant achieve a healthy weight by sitting around and watching television. I cant wait to c what I look like in ninety days. I know I will succeed. I hope and pray that you all will have continued success in your weight loss journeys. Sometimes the weather or our brain will make excuses for us. excuses is what got me to be 167 pounds. So ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:09:53 EST Good Evening Sparkers! I havent been online today much basically because I was not feeling that well. I do feel better now. I have noticed that body is starting to crave water. I think that is an achievement in itself. I only cleaned house today and did some spring cleaning. I didnt really do any hard cardio to speak of but tomorrow i am starting back on turbo jam. Yay. I cant wait. Have a good night Thu, 5 Apr 2012 01:59:12 EST Good Morning. As I get ready to start my exercise regimen for the day I feel motivated and hopeful for the future. I believe that a healthy and happy person is the person I was meant to be. I may not be on the cover of a magazine but I am beautiful in my own way. I do not need the media or magazines telling me what a healthy body looks like. A healthy body starts with good nutrition and healthy amounts of exercise. I am looking into starting school to be a health coach and I pray that I can come up with th... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 14:23:55 EST Whats your inspiration? My inspiration is my friends on this site and reading the success stories on this site. I think that this is one of the best things that has happened to me. I constantly stay motivated. Everytime I log on I have a new message from another sparker telling me I can do it and other motivational quips. Thank you everyone. You guys are the best. I hope you all have continued success in your weight loss journey. Love you all. <em>247</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:35:09 EST My friday... I never quite got around to doing turbo jam today so I am going to do some floor exercises and some of the cardio that I remember from turbo jam. Have a good nights sleep all. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 02:35:43 EST Good Morning World. Each day we have is a blessing, so why not use those days to achieve greatness for yourself. I am getting ready to do turbo jam cardio party. My sister is getting batteries for her scale today. I was going to wait a month before I weigh myself but I want to see if I made any progress this week. Even one pound is progress. I hope you all have a wonderful day and best wishes for success for all of you. <em>247</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:23:57 EST My update Today I had a blast with my sister. We went to the salon and I had my hair done and my eyebrows waxed. It felt so nice to get pampered. We went and seen the vow. The vow is an excellent movie. Then we went to applebees for dinner. I had chicken and steamed veggies for dinner. It was simply deliscious. I plan on working out before I go to bed. Have a good night y'all. <em>236</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:57:00 EST Hello Sparkers!! Today I am going to have a girls day with my sister. I am so glad we found each other again after not seeing each other for fifteen years. I love my sister and her family so much. I am going to get my hair did today and go have lunch. I feel so blessed that we found each other. The last time I saw her before this time I was fourteen years old. I am now 29. She believes in me and gives me confidence to suceed in all my goals. The only regret I have is that I should have found her sooner. <em>... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:43:57 EST Progress is already headed my way I can already tell that in the five days I have been exercising and low carbing that my clothes are starting to fit a lil differently. I am so excited for my future. In the future I see a more healthier an active me. I am already becoming the person I want to be by taking healthy steps towards my goal. I feel so blessed to have found this website and have friends on this site that keep me motivated. <em>100</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:25:55 EST Hey Yo! Im not feeling the worlds best today. I feel a little sick. I am still going to get some house cleaning in and possible some walking. I have goals to reach and I cant do it by laying down or sitting on my bottom. I am finding motivation in positive places today. Wishing everyone health and wellness. <BR> Native Baby <em>41</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:33:16 EST What the Duece? lol I still got that spark. I am not going to let any one or anything stand in my way. I am going to become the best person I can be; inside and out. The reason I titled this blog, " What the Duece", is because I can fit into shorts that I could not wear a month ago already. That just goes to show that if you are willing to put in the work anything is possible. So, with that being said; I find myself happy and hopeful for the future. Have a fantastic fitness day sparkers! Peace <em>244</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:30:13 EST Its Me Again Sparkers!! I promised I would post about how I did at dinner last night but it kind of slipped my mind. lol. Anyway I did eat a salad but I had fettucine alfredo. I did not even eat half of it i was too full from the salad. Today is a brand new day and I am doing awesome. I have logged in 105 fitness minutes today and burned 900 or so calories. The only one who can change the reflection in the mirror is you. So go for the change with a positive agression. Dont let anyone stand in your way. You can do i... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:14:38 EST A New Challenge Today!! I just thought I would give a little update on my progress today. It is cloudy today and not as warm as yesterday; Still I need to go for a walk or do something to burn calories. Okay, now here is my new challenge for today. My family and I are going to the Old Spaghetti Factory tonight for dinner. I shouldnt have to describe all the things there that could get me into trouble. I am going to see if I can still stick to eating healthy ,even with all the wonderful pastas and breads surrounding ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:47:49 EST Kicking Butt and Proud of It!! Well, this is day two of my lifestyle change. I am happy to report that I have burned 554 calories so far today. It is a beautiful day here in Oregon. I am loving the weather. It is a perfect day to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. I already did my thirty minutes of walking and turbo jam cardio party. I am feeling very motivated. I hope my progress motivates you. Have an energetic day! <em>104</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:13:23 EST My progress today Hello, everyone. Today I feel that I did pretty well. I ate really healthy. I had a fruit smoothie for breakfast. For lunch I had cottage cheese, green beans, and melba toast. For dinner I had oven roasted chicken breast and broccoli and cauliflower. I did turbo jam this morning. Forty five minutes of the cardio party in fact. I feel great. i also just finished walking for thirty minutes. I really want to change the way I look and the way I feel. I want to motivate others to do so as well. A ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:13:27 EST