NEED2MOVE2's SparkPeople Blog NEED2MOVE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Stalled Week 3 of no weight loss... not giving up! <BR> Staying strong... following my plan. <BR> Looking forward to the non-scale victories! <BR> <BR> Keto on ! <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:33:19 EST Sorry My heart goes out to those who have loved ones they have lost or that are injured in the Vegas shooting. May God keep you safe! <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 10:30:40 EST September results Been living the Ketogenic Lifestyle for 6 months... feeling awesome! <BR> September weight loss -6 pounds. <BR> Extremely proud of me... this month had tremendous stress.. the loss of my beloved father... miss him like crazy. But I managed to stay on menu. <BR> Trying to build a healthy and strong me for my family! <BR> <BR> Cancer sucks... some cancer cells need sugar to grow... I am determined that if I have any in my body.. I WILL NOT FEED THEM! <BR> Keto strong! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:25:53 EST October goals weight loss of 4 pounds <BR> gym at least 3 days a week <BR> sleep 8 hours per night <BR> water 8 glasses a day <BR> snacks only 1 per day <BR> attitude stay positive minded even when surrounded by negativity <BR> <BR> be Healthy and Strong! <BR> <em>521</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:18:16 EST Trying to busy my mind Today I started a 12 week program at the gym... hoping to occupy my mind. Hopefully will do my mind and my body well. <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:49:32 EST Fall The leaves are changing color .. they are beautiful. <BR> The fall brings many changes.. some are very hard to get used too. <BR> I do not like my new normal.. but I have to learn to accept it. <BR> <BR> Staying the course. <BR> <em>382</em> <BR> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45:05 EST Loss of a loved one I think when my Dad passed he stole my smile. <BR> I hope it will return one day. <BR> Miss him! <BR> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:04:21 EST August results Down -3 pounds <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Since Keto March 11 <BR> Down -31 pounds <BR> AND <BR> down -20 inches <BR> Love this life! Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:33:57 EST For the first time in my life I feel HEALTHY Been living the Keto lifestyle for 5 months... <BR> Sleep better, more energy, blood work normal, my clothes are falling off me, clear mind and lost -30 pounds! <BR> So thank full I have found what works for my body. <BR> For the first time in my life I feel HEALTHY <BR> <BR> Life is awesome!! <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:48:19 EST July results Weight -3 <BR> I will take it! <BR> was stalled for a month.. glad to see the scale moving again! <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:15:13 EST Stall broke!!! Scale is moving again. <em>224</em> <BR> I am thinking my stall was my body trying to catch up with my fat loss. <BR> The key was I was snacking too much.. all keto food but too many calories. Trying to listen to my body and only eat when hungry. <BR> <BR> Keto strong! <em>104</em> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:42:34 EST Stalled weight My weight has not moved in a month... <BR> But I feel awesome, sleep well, blood work is perfect. <BR> No giving up .. <BR> Staying Keto strong! <BR> <BR> I like to think it is my body catching up to my weight loss. <BR> Positive Vibes!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:43:38 EST 4 months of KETO So.. I have been following a ketogenic menu for 4. <BR> I feel awesome! <BR> Down -25 pounds. <BR> My blood work in January was bad. Today all my blood work came back NORMAL! <BR> I love this life! <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:56:32 EST Month of June -4 I will take it! <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 13:39:46 EST New low - lowest in YEARS! -25 pounds! <BR> I have found what works for me... so thrilled... <BR> Feeling awesome! <BR> Life is GOOD <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:21:45 EST Month of May Lost 4 pounds... slow and steady! <BR> I will take it! <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 30 May 2017 12:55:10 EST Your life will be what you make it! I joined this site in 2009. Since then I have tried many different weight loss menus. My weight goes from my lowest 168.6 in 2009 to 199 this January. <BR> <BR> I read some of my old journal entries.. many of them talked about how I have to watch my sugar and my carbs and how tired I was. I guess my body knew what I needed I just was not listening to it. Well.. I am listening now and so thankful I have found a menu that works for me! <BR> <BR> My life is awesome! <em>9</em> Thu, 18 May 2017 13:21:40 EST Reward offered Missing 20 pounds off my body <BR> Reward offered for it to never be found again! <BR> <BR> Excited and energised! <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 18 May 2017 08:31:16 EST slow and steady wins the race -1 away from my first -20 <BR> lowest weight I have been in years.. feeling great! <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 17 May 2017 15:54:05 EST Vacation equals weight loss! So.. I stayed on my menu... <BR> Did Disney.. visited 4 parks had awesome weather <BR> AND <BR> Lost -1 <BR> <BR> Proud of me! <BR> <em>345</em> Wed, 10 May 2017 08:33:50 EST Does Vacation have to equal weight gain? I say NO! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> My goal for my vacation is NOT TO GAIN! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> This in mind I will walk as much as I can and not go back to my old eating habits. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Stay tuned to see if I can pull it off..... by the way.. I will! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Feeling determined and strong! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:22:54 EST Non scale Victories! I have lost 4.75 inches in 1 month <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:38:00 EST lowest weight in years Love the keto lifestyle! <BR> I works for my body. <BR> I feel great.. have energy and sleep great. <BR> Creeping up on 6 weeks this Saturday... and I am down -15. <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:43:20 EST Finally I have finally found a menu that works for my body! <BR> Plus... benefits of high fat , low carb... <BR> <BR> Keep diabetes away from me as long as possible <BR> Starve cancer cells.. if I have any <BR> Heart health.. no scar on my chest <BR> Sleep- best sleeps ever <BR> <BR> Finally a lifestyle change that is forever ! <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 4 Apr 2017 11:48:11 EST 3 week check in -11 <BR> Love it! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:17:30 EST non-scale victories Took my measurements... my clothes feel looser :) <BR> will take them monthly and see my non-scale victories! <BR> it is about more then a number on the scale! <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:40:33 EST 2 week check in love my new menu.. <BR> -9 <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:32:57 EST love my new menu No added sugar <BR> Green leafy veggies <BR> no starchy veggies <BR> and good fat <BR> <BR> Feel the best I have felt in years <BR> Life style change.... <BR> Was away on the week end... eating out and around wine.. stayed on course had no desire to stray from new menu because I feel so good eating this way! <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:38:02 EST Finally figured it out! finally <BR> my belly feels better.. lots of experimenting to see what works for me... well here is what I have found <BR> Carbs need to be limited and watched closely and no.. NO added sugar anything.. nothing white. <BR> My belly is better, I feel alive and have energy. <BR> life style change that works for my belly! <BR> I can do this.. plus the scale loves it. <BR> <BR> Final destination.. healthier me! <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:51:43 EST I think I am going to blow up Bad belly bloating, gas , burps and abdominal pain! <BR> Trying no wheat and lactose free. <BR> Hoping it helps. <BR> Here is to a positive change!!! <BR> <em>198</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:28:14 EST SICK SICK of Christmas cookies <BR> SICK of feeling tired <BR> SICK of feeling bloated <BR> SICK of my reflection <BR> SICK of making excuses <BR> SICK of continually starting over <BR> SICK of feeling like a failure <BR> SICK of feeling FAT <BR> SICK of eating sugar when no one is looking <BR> SICK of my clothes feeling tight <BR> SICK of hiding from pictures <BR> SICK of me <BR> <BR> I need to feel better.. so.. today my sickness will start to disappear.. one day at a time! <BR> I can not wait ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:33:47 EST I am back Giving it another try. <BR> Not giving up! <BR> I deserve it! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:47:17 EST weak moment goes on! Kick the is so yummy! <BR> Love the cookies and cakes... NO MORE ( only small amount on special occasions ) <BR> Treats not cheats! <BR> <em>15</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:00:49 EST slow but sure Had a weak moment and ate cake... it was awesome! <BR> back on track today <em>104</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:19:23 EST walking helps the scale go down <em>521</em> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:31:55 EST feeling inspired it felt really good to walk yesterday... realise how much I missed it. <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 13:24:35 EST Going for a walk Need to get back in the moving mode... <BR> My body needs this! <BR> <em>363</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 09:39:01 EST Added motivation heading for an operation... <BR> healthier weight will mean better recovery <em>104</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:37:59 EST Scale went down 1 pound this week :) If I can keep losing 1 pound per Christmas I will be down 16 <em>345</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:13:59 EST Everyone needs to know My friend has just been diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I am praying for her and putting out positive vibes <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> But... thru this I came come to understand how being over weight can contribute to cancer! <BR> Everyone needs to understand .. we who are FAT are at a higher risk for cancer. <BR> <BR> If she had the chance to live her life again she would be at a healthy weight. <BR> People this is life changing! <BR> <BR> Tell everyone! ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:12:53 EST craving sugar :( hard day <BR> need to stay strong! <em>104</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:58:49 EST not giving up still standing.. still pushing <em>15</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:24:53 EST Failure :( Am I <BR> or <BR> Determined? <BR> <BR> Fattest in a long time... never follow thru... am I destine to get diabetics, heart disease and die at a young age? <BR> <BR> Only I can determine my fate.... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:45:47 EST appetite suppressant I forgot how the gym is a natural appetite suppressant.. <BR> Started a running program.. so far so good. <BR> Helps control my eating. <BR> Love it! <BR> <BR> Goal is to be able to jog a complete 5KM no walking! <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:46:20 EST Never satisfied so.. read some old journal entries. I am never satisfied with the scale. When I was 180 I wished for 170.. when I was 170 ( yes I have been there) I wished for 160.. I am never pleased with what ever number it says. <BR> <BR> So here I sit in the 190's feeling FAT, tired and old. I guess I am having a pity party. well I need to wake up and realise no matter what number shows on the scale I will never be satisfied! <BR> <BR> So.. I need to learn to appreciate the body I have and the way... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:23:51 EST Baked oatmeal So awesome! <BR> Love it! <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:39:33 EST The reflection of a fat girl! Today I did something I have not done for a long time, like I mean months. I stepped foot into the gym, it looked the same, nothing has changed, same familiar faces, same mirrors except for some reason I looked fatter in them ! <BR> I did 5km took me longer then usual but the great thing is that I finished. <BR> I will continue to brave those huge mirrored walls until I see a healthier me! <BR> <BR> The reflection I saw this morning was of a woman who came close to giving up on herself. S... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:02:34 EST slow feeling sluggish <BR> tired and slow <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:24:52 EST feeling it Ok <BR> so I have been keeping close count on my calories... it feels right... <BR> Eat real food :) Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:26:42 EST Too many calories I have been eating too many calories <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> So I need to make every calorie count.. only good nutritious ones Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:14:26 EST