NEED2MOVE2's SparkPeople Blog NEED2MOVE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 6:00 morning walk /jog Taking care of me! <BR> <BR> Slow <em>134</em> but end results will be the same <em>312</em> <BR> Life is good! <BR> Let me tell you at 6 am.. the birds sound awesome... sun shine.. <BR> <BR> Love my life <em>104</em> Tue, 22 May 2018 08:40:16 EST Need to watch " The magic Pill" Awesome movie.. on Netflix <BR> <BR> Loved it! <em>250</em> Mon, 21 May 2018 12:20:14 EST Moving my body Starting a walk-jog program.... <BR> slow but sure <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> trying to see if I am stalled or maybe at the weight my body likes <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Life is good! <BR> Feeling awesome! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 21 May 2018 08:15:21 EST Fake sugar is BAD so.. I have been experimenting with fake sugars.. the 0 calorie ones.... <BR> some taste bad...but some make me feel bad... the only one my belly likes is the stevia drops. <BR> So.. lesson learned .. no more bloated... burping.. bad nights... my body is telling me.. NOT GOOD FOR ME!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Lesson learned! <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Stay strong! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 20 May 2018 08:39:26 EST May and Sun! Love the sunshine.. the grass turning green... new life... <BR> <BR> AWESOME!!!!! <BR> <BR> Great day to be alive! <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 8 May 2018 14:23:46 EST April was none productive I have lost and gained the same 3 pounds all month. <BR> <BR> Time for a change. <BR> <BR> Shaking it up and hopefully shaking it off! <BR> <BR> Lets see what 4 weeks of a determined mind will change! <BR> <BR> Did see my lowest number in decades.. I know it is more then a number but man.. I have a burning desire for more! <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 1 May 2018 14:42:32 EST why does rain make me sad so... I know it is not snow and I should be excited because this rain will take what snow we still have! <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> I miss the sun... bright days... <BR> <BR> I know they are coming but I am ready for it NOW! <BR> <BR> My menu has been bang on... my weight.. no change...I believe my body likes to be this weight. <BR> <BR> I am good with that... I just need to firm up! <BR> ME time <em>9</em> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:02:17 EST Next week sweet... <BR> plan.. <BR> MOVE MY BODY!!!!! <BR> <BR> feeling motivated <em>104</em> ! <BR> Life is awesome! <BR> <BR> Stay strong! <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> Sun, 8 Apr 2018 14:00:09 EST Loss of muscle mass-wake up call! So.. as I sit here researching how my 74 year old mother can start to try to get back some of the muscle mass she has lost due to years.... <BR> <BR> IT HIT ME! <BR> <BR> My wake up call... here is my elderly mother.. trying to do something to gain back some of what she has lost. She plans on going on a missionary trip in January to Dominican Republic and she wants to be able to be more fit. <BR> <BR> WAKE up... My mom has more motivation then me! <BR> <BR> I have been researching exerci... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 14:01:01 EST Lost 3 pounds of my 6 gain Flare ups suck! <BR> Glad to be feeling better. <BR> <BR> Life is good... <BR> SNOW sucks.. <BR> I am so ready for green grass and sun shine!!! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 7 Apr 2018 11:34:58 EST Strict keto So.. since my flare up .. I have been doing strict keto.. <BR> Proves to me it was mostly water weight... have lost 2 of my 6 pound gain in 2 days! <BR> <BR> Eating only when hungry and only real food. <BR> and <BR> WATER!!! <BR> <BR> Feeling awesome! <BR> Stay Strong my peeps! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2018 09:47:29 EST Question for my Keto Family! What do you find is the best sweetener to use on a ketogenic menu? <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:53:13 EST Snow everywhere! I am so ready for green grass and black flies! <BR> Long winter... <BR> looking forward to some sunshine and longer days! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:57:38 EST question for my bowel disorder people.... HELP! so.. 2 weeks ago I got in a crohn's flare up... do not know why.. <BR> so.. short story .. on steroids for 2 weeks.. <BR> off them now.. feel awesome <BR> <BR> Got on the scale this morning.. in 1 week I was up 6 pounds! <BR> <BR> Does that seem ridiculous? <BR> I never changed my eating habits... <BR> <BR> any thought? <BR> <BR> Thanks <em>39</em> Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:10:39 EST sun today -snow tomorrow Miss spring! Tue, 3 Apr 2018 12:40:02 EST Monday plan for week April 2-9 Back to fasts.... <BR> Easter was great! <BR> <BR> back to 6 hours eating window <BR> and WATER!!!!! <BR> <BR> Life is good! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2018 10:27:57 EST Sun is out- spirits are lifted! Awesome day to be alive! <BR> <BR> Thankful for my many <em>448</em> blessings! <BR> <BR> Happy Easter to all! <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 12:41:16 EST Energy to burn!!!! Yeep.. <BR> feeling it! <BR> <BR> Feel like I could run a marathon... and I do not run <BR> <BR> Non-scale Victories! <BR> Got to Love Life! <BR> <BR> I ROCK! <BR> ME, ME, ME, ME <BR> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:05:48 EST I am in control Kicking my bad mood to the curb... no room for it in my awesome life! <BR> I control my body-my mood-my life! <BR> <BR> It is all about ME!!!!! <BR> I am going to be selfish for a few days! <BR> Me <BR> Me <BR> Me <BR> Me <BR> Me <BR> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>521</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:40:39 EST Easter blues First Easter with out my Dad <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My mom is going on a trip... Happy for her.. Sad for me... <BR> No parents for me this Easter! <BR> <BR> Need a new mind frame.... <BR> Positive vibes! <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:57:08 EST update march 19-23 worked... <BR> down -2 <BR> Love this way of life! Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:51:08 EST Plan March 16-23 Never lost any weight this last week.. never gained either so I will take it! <BR> Move my body 3 days... good progress <BR> Challenge tonight dinner out at Pizza Delight.. going to make keto good choices. <BR> <BR> This week: <BR> More water <BR> More moving <BR> More greens <BR> Less dairy <BR> No diet pop <BR> <BR> I can do this! <BR> Hope to see the scale drop. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:46 EST dinner at pizza delight.. best options? I was thinking chicken skillet with no sauce and side caser salad no croutons.. <BR> what do you guys think for best Keto option? <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:53:28 EST compliment or not? So my husband told me last night my face looked younger. <BR> So... awesome.. he thinks I look younger? <BR> or... bad ... he thought I looked old? <BR> <BR> I have decided to take it as a compliment <em>244</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:01:19 EST I try not to complain BUT When will this winter end... <BR> Tired of the winter driving... I will NEVER complain about black flies again! <BR> <em>444</em> <em>227</em> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:23:48 EST A runner I shall be someday.. <BR> Day 1 done. <BR> Survived! <BR> Life is good! <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:34:17 EST My heart wants to be a runner... Lets see if my body will listen! <BR> Looking forward to the start of a new journey! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <BR> <em>521</em> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> <em>363</em> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:53:06 EST March 9-16.. my plan and update So .. my fasting was not hard. <BR> I found it a non-issue. <BR> Fasting 18 hours eating window of 6 hours. <BR> <BR> lost 2 pounds in this past week. <BR> But <BR> I still had a diet pop.. <BR> so.. this week <BR> <BR> NO DIET POP! <BR> No nuts <BR> Less cheese. <BR> More water <BR> Eat only when hungry <BR> 8 hours of sleep a night <BR> Move my body more.. would like to start skipping for cardio <BR> NO DIET POP! <BR> <BR> Keto strong! <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:28:37 EST what one year on Keto has done for me! So... started my journey a year ago. Hard to believe, it does not seem that long. <BR> <BR> I was researching cancer and tumour growth. My dad had been recently diagnosed with an aggressive tumour in his bladder. I have lost him since and I miss him daily and I think it makes me more determined to live a good healthy life! <BR> <BR> SO.. <BR> <BR> I came across the ketogenic menu... I learned lots of awesome things.. like how some cancers need sugar to grow. So... I decided that of I ha... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:13:38 EST March check in can fast.. no issues <BR> going strict keto. NO nuts <BR> less cheese! <BR> <BR> Keto strong! <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:21:04 EST fasting so... doing ok with fasting <BR> not hungry .. good! <BR> trying to make sure to get all my water in... <BR> I can do this! <BR> <BR> Note to self.. when I eat my greens with last meal of day.. do not sleep as well .. as when I eat my greens mid-day. <BR> Interesting! Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:28:02 EST My plan March 2-9 2018 So.. February <BR> still feel awesome.. sleeping well.. no aches or pains... LOVE KETO! <BR> <BR> I have no idea if my body is at the weight that it wants to be... myself I would like to see 7-10 more pounds gone. <BR> My weight has not gone down for a month and a half.. so STALLED or WHERE I NEED TO BE? <BR> <BR> PLAN <BR> March 2 <BR> fasting no eating from 6:00 pm till 10:00 am ( latter if my body likes it) <BR> only fluid when fasting water or tea <BR> only 1 coffee a day <BR> NO MORE D... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:54:35 EST awesome Some of my best drives to work are sunny winter mornings ! <BR> Beautiful! <BR> <BR> Life is good! <BR> <em>390</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:27:55 EST unstable weight so... Since January 31 .. I have been fluctuating 4 pounds.. I bounce back and forth. So.. need to go more strict.. ONLY EAT WHEN hungry! <BR> I still have 6 pounds I would like to see gone... <BR> I still feel awesome! <BR> Have not changed anything food wise <BR> BUT <BR> I have been adding weights into my life <BR> Body looks different to me <BR> Non scale Victories <BR> BUT <BR> Can not let the scale get out of control! <BR> <BR> <BR> KETO STRONG! <BR> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:10:44 EST ENERGY! so... woke up this morning ALIVE.. <BR> awesome feeling... <BR> ENERGY to burn <BR> Feel like I could run a 5 k and I do not run <BR> is it coffee or menu? <BR> <BR> LOVE the FEELING <BR> I am hooked <BR> <BR> Keto strong! <BR> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:33:21 EST Listen... what is your body saying? So.. hard for me to listen. My mind over powers my body. I see the clock hit noon and I think.. lunch time... then.. snack time... it is a viscous cycle! <BR> I am trying to listen to my body.. it will tell me when it need something.. right? <BR> <BR> I have lived in this body for almost 1/2 century and finally... I am beginning to feel comfortable in my own skin. I have had a lifetime of being over weight and unhealthy. From a wee one with pudgy fingers.. "that looked like sausages"..... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:56:37 EST Struggling My dad died... I miss him daily <BR> My mom has a "new Friend".. I love my Mom <BR> Struggling on how to deal with this! <BR> <BR> I found this <BR> " Try not to dislike this new person simply for not being the parent you miss. If you do, you might miss out on a great friend, not to mention- hurt the relationship with your surviving parent in the process." <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:18:50 EST Stopped drinking my carbs! Do not know if I am in a stall or if my body is where it is meant to be.. so realizing how many carbs I was drinking... STOP that I want to crunch my carbs.. good veggies! <BR> Keto Strong! <BR> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:46:36 EST Happy Valentines day! Love the ones you have! <BR> Miss the one that are no longer with us! <BR> <BR> <em>586</em> <em>129</em> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:05 EST Only eat when hungry so... this is what I am working towards this week. <BR> I find myself eating out of habit instead of hunger... trying to change this!~ <BR> <BR> so far I have been moving my body every day For February... If I can keep it up till March.. then I will go to a gym.. want to make sure I am committed before I spend the $ <BR> <BR> Keto strong! <BR> <em>9</em> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:25:49 EST New Month So February is here.... we are another month closer to summer! <BR> not wishing my time away but tired of driving on winter roads! <BR> So... day 2 of a new month... <BR> I have figured out I need to move my body more.. so... I want to move more daily is my goal! <BR> <BR> My weight may be where my body wants to be but I can still move for a HEALTHY HEART! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>390</em> <em>104</em> <em>521</em> Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:22:08 EST January 2018 Good month <BR> Very busy for me... <BR> away for weeks vacation Disney <BR> away week training work <BR> not moving much <BR> lost -1 <BR> I will take it <BR> <BR> My hope for February.. move more! Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:15:29 EST Survied vacation! stayed the same weight! <BR> proud of me <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:58:18 EST 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