NEED2MOVE2's SparkPeople Blog NEED2MOVE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 It is all about the bite Taking it slow, one chew at a time. <BR> Realise what I am chewing. <BR> Enjoying my food! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:09:17 EST Here we go again! We only truly fail when we stop trying! <BR> I have not surrendered yet to my fat prison! <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:31:43 EST I am awesome Spirits are lifted .. feeling great! <BR> Life is good! <em>345</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:40 EST Focus is back More determined to eat healthy and move my body <em>104</em> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:17:11 EST No wonder we have an entire generation of overweight kids I have bad blood work.. the fat in my blood is bad. Not just oh.. I need to loose weight. This FAT is the killing kind. <BR> So I have been researching FAT in food before I eat it... because I recently ate something ( I thought ) healthy BUT It was loaded with FAT 44 grams to be exact. <BR> <BR> It is jaw dropping the amount of FAT in our everyday food! <BR> Get rid of all processed food... eat only real food... <BR> <BR> Go and research some " healthy food" ( you think) that is good for ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:05:30 EST sleep works I am now working days... no more nights.. my body feels better already <em>102</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 15:39:27 EST Gym V <em>104</em> enturing to the gym tonight for the first time in a long time. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 13:16:32 EST New month This is the month I move my body more. <em>312</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:06:03 EST Navel oranges rock! When I get the sweet craving .. wanting a cookie.. a nice navel orange fills the bill. <BR> Here is to natures natural cookies! <em>474</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:50:00 EST A rainbow of color That is what my doctor requires of me. <BR> Heart disease runs in my family. <BR> My yearly blood work came back with high lipids. <BR> This is the kick in the pants I need. <BR> No more wanting to lose weight. <BR> Now I need to lose weight! <BR> <BR> I am determined not to have a doctor touch my heart someday. <BR> I will do this! <BR> <em>249</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:29:14 EST Proud of me! I choose sugar free gum over a chocolate bar. <BR> Small victories.. right? <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:46:36 EST Back to day work Wow.. after more then 2 decades being a shift worker I will become a day worker. <BR> Finally my body can get on a routine. <BR> I can eat my meals the same time everyday. <BR> I can go to bed each night at the same time. <BR> My life rocks. <BR> Here is to a routine :) <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:51:04 EST Back to basics 2015 is my year. <BR> <BR> I will reach my goal weight. <BR> I will live each moment to the fullest. <BR> I will surround myself with positive friends and family. <BR> I will take time each day for ME. <BR> I will be the best ME I can be. <BR> I will be thankful for every day I see the sunshine. <BR> I will because I am worth it! <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 04:10:11 EST Determination Another first day for me. <BR> What makes this journey so different then previous failed attempts. <BR> One word <BR> <BR> <BR> Determination! <BR> <BR> I now have <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <em>521</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:49:30 EST Enjoy the moments I have lived most of my life waiting till..I reach that magic number on a scale. <BR> WOW .. how much of my life have I lived not present? <BR> No more... <BR> <BR> Hard to say how long I have the privilege of walking on this great planet. <BR> I love my life and I plan to live thru every wonderful small moments of it! <BR> <BR> Here is to savoring every second.. good and bad.. it is all small pieces of MY LIFE! <BR> <em>521</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:24:36 EST Our lives change in an instant! Material things do not matter! <BR> The only thing on this earth that matters are PEOPLE! <BR> <BR> Life is precious, cherish everyday! <BR> <BR> Enjoy it! <BR> <BR> Surround yourself with the people that you enjoy, the people that bring out the best in you. <BR> <BR> Thank God for everyday your eyes open. <BR> <BR> Take pleasure in the small things. <BR> <BR> Step outside, close your eyes, take in a deep breath, let it out... listen, feel enjoy your surroundings. <BR> <BR> Life is too... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:08:50 EST Researching Vegan menu Interested how changing your menu can affect your health. <BR> Good or bad! <em>244</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:11:37 EST Pushing forward shaking up how I eat <BR> eating real food <BR> less sugar <BR> feeling better <BR> loosing weight <BR> living for today! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:25:13 EST Reality check So I had company for lunch. I wonderful lady who explained to me her weight loss goal of 100 pounds in a year. She is inspirational. I have been struggling for years... I mean years. I just found one of my journals form 2012 and for all those years I have been hovering around the same weight. But for all those years I have continually tried to lose weight. <BR> Reality.. Something needs to change. <BR> I wonder if I have not been 100% committed? <BR> If she can stay motivated for 100 poun... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:50 EST I will Be true to myself! <em>104</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:42:18 EST I will Eat safe for my crohns Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:18:47 EST I will stay on my menu.. no added suggar <em>227</em> <em>35</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:41:41 EST I will move my body <em>363</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:40:47 EST I will not eat processed sugar! <em>227</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:57:16 EST I will Stay focused! <em>211</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:30:08 EST