NEED2MOVE2's SparkPeople Blog NEED2MOVE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community old year out- new year in excited for 2018 <BR> 2017 was a good and hard year <BR> good I have a handle on my health <BR> hard I lost my dad <BR> <BR> Miss him daily. <BR> <BR> hoping 2018 bring good changes <BR> <em>382</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:42:08 EST Not a diet... a lifestyle so.. the Holidays came and went.. I stayed on menu.. never even wanted to go off it. I feel relief to know that I have found a new lifestyle. <BR> So.. HAPPY I have found a menu that works for me. <BR> Feeling blessed. <BR> Excited to see what 2018 holds! <BR> <em>590</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:31:46 EST New me so... I can never remember weight this weight ever! <BR> Maybe in grade 4? <BR> <BR> I have lost 40 pounds following a ketogenic menu and 45 since last December. <BR> I am proud for me... I have finally found a lifestyle that works for me! <BR> <BR> My Dad would be proud of me ! <BR> <BR> <em>382</em> <BR> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:23:31 EST Peace of mind so.. been scared to death since October 10. I found a lump. Many appointments, Doctors poking me, tests and many sleepless nights. <BR> Yesterday was an awesome day! <BR> I am Cancer free!!! <BR> Praise be to God ! <BR> <em>345</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:41:15 EST My mind needs to catch up with my body so... I have been eating a ketogenic menu for months... I see it as more of a lifestyle then diet. I feel better and do not want to bring the sugar crap back into my life. <BR> I know I have been dropping weight... a pound here and there.. really no large drop but.. those pounds add up. I knew my clothes were getting big on me.... but when I went to buy some new jeans.. of course I went for my usual size 16.. well I am not a 16 no more... I am now a size 10. I can not ever remember being a... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:39:27 EST October update No weight loss... still staying KETO strong. <em>104</em> <BR> Maybe my body is where it is meant to be. <em>9</em> <BR> I feel awesome... love my life...I can eat this menu the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> Occupying my mind not to worry and think what could happen. I am a strong women who is a warrior not a worrier! <em>390</em> Sat, 4 Nov 2017 12:06:43 EST Waiting sucks How do you occupy your mind.. without worry? <BR> <BR> I know worrying and stress is not good for my health so... how do I divert my mile a minute mind so it finds a peaceful place? <BR> I need to focus on the positive things in my life... I need to focus on the now.. not the what might be future. I need to enjoy my moment, my minutes, my days. <BR> I need to surround myself with those I choose to be around... my family, my friends .. the ones that bring a smile to my face. the ones that a... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:40:03 EST in the woods There is nothing like sitting in the still of the woods. Listening to the birds, the leaves blowing in the wind... a possible branch snap by a buck. ... in reality it is a sassy squirrel that does not like you in his world. You never know what you will hear or see when you are alone with your thoughts in the woods. My quiet, my peaceful place. Much needed therapy. <BR> Life is good! <BR> <BR> <em>574</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:16:49 EST Deer season Tomorrow first day of deer season .. looking forward to some me time sitting in my blind in the woods by myself. Lots of things to think about. Never really have had any ME time since my Dad passed in September. Much needed alone time. <BR> <BR> Here is to a positive mind frame! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>574</em> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:34:53 EST In warrior mode! I go this! <img src=""> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:11:34 EST In warrior mode! I go this! <img src=""> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:11:34 EST warrior not a worrier Scared to death <BR> showing my strong.. everything will be ok face.. <BR> reality.. scared <BR> I know we are not given more then we can handle.. <BR> It is what it is.......... hoping for good results. <BR> <BR> Trying to keep stress down <BR> trying to be a WARRIOR not a WORRIER <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:24:32 EST 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