NEED2MOVE2's SparkPeople Blog NEED2MOVE2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 I will not eat after 7:00pm <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:50 EST I will work out tonight! 12 hours shifts are long.. but I am getting the energy to work out tonight.... I deserve it! <em>104</em> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:13:23 EST I will get 8 hours of sleep tonight! Feeling tired. <BR> I will get my rest tonight! <BR> I am worth it. <BR> Working lots this week.. long days.. less work out time but more time to watch my menu like a hawk <em>211</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:34:13 EST I will drink all water today! I got up and did my hill walk 4 more km to Add to my mileage. <BR> I will be 20 pounds ligther by mid November! <BR> I will do this! <em>91</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:25:53 EST I will I will loose 20 pounds by the third week on November. <BR> No more I want... it is I will. <BR> <BR> I will eat healthy. <BR> I will move my body. <BR> I will drink water. <BR> I will get my rest. <BR> I am awesome and I will reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I will read this daily! <BR> <em>216</em> <em>15</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:41:21 EST Slow but sure ! Putting on weight is so easy and fun! <BR> Taking it off is harder and not so fun. <BR> <BR> Every time I go to eat something full of empty calories.. I need to stop and really think is it worth all the effort to get it worked off. <BR> <BR> Reality check... no reaching for 1/2 moon cakes soo not worth it....... reach for an apple. <BR> <BR> I need to take it one day at a time, one meal at a time.... <BR> <BR> Slow and steady wins the race! <em>134</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:23:20 EST Mickey Mouse here I come! 18 weeks till Florida! <BR> Me time. <BR> Watch calorie intake and move! <BR> Another new start. <BR> The journey to a healthy me! <BR> I know the fat me, I knew the fit me... Let the battle begin! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the journey. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:49 EST April 2014 another excuse When does the scale stop going up? <BR> <BR> I know.. when I stop eating the sugar-crap... and start watching my caloric intake. <BR> So.... I need to wake up... been here before.. start strong and then loose focus. <BR> <BR> What has to happen.. <BR> Do I need to develop Diabetes? <BR> Do I need to have a surgeon touch my heart? <BR> Do I need to have a scare with death to WAKE UP! <BR> <BR> I am so tired of writing.. this time is different.. this time I am focused.. this time I am worth ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:20:49 EST My rules Drink 2 litres of water per day. <BR> Eat lean protein with each meal. <BR> Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies per day. <BR> Eat 1 really good carb per day. <BR> Get 8 hours of sleep per day. <BR> <BR> Remind me daily.. 189 tonight before work <em>15</em> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:00:57 EST Here I go again on my own Very familiar song that rings in my ears. <BR> I have traveled this weight loss road my entire life. <BR> I know what works for me.. so why am I struggling? <BR> <BR> What will my wake-up call be? <BR> I have read thru my old journals.. always the same... un met goals. <BR> Something has to change! <BR> <BR> I have wasted to many decades.. yeep I said decades being consumed by my weight.. and in all reality I seem to hover around the same number?.. Is this what God wants me to weight? <BR> ... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:57:18 EST I have my fun back! where does the time go? <BR> I have spend so much of my time worrying about numbers: calories .. number on the scale.. inches.. points.. <BR> I am so sick of numbers!!! <BR> <BR> I want to start taking each day as new. <BR> No worries or regrets about a number on a scale. <BR> I want my life to be healthy and full of excitement and fun! <BR> <BR> I have my fun back! <BR> Loving myself for me and loving the size I am and enjoying the body I have. <BR> <BR> Here is to a great today and tomor... Sun, 12 May 2013 09:21:58 EST Finding time for me I need to focus on me. <BR> I need to stop worrying about things I can not control. <BR> I need to live in the moment. <BR> I need to like what I see in the mirror. <BR> I need to take control. <BR> I need to be accountable. <BR> I need to take it one meal at a time. <BR> i need to plan for those weak moments. <BR> I need to stay focused. <BR> I need to stop making excuses. <BR> I need to find time for me. <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:23:38 EST April is my butt kicking month!! Need to move this mess! <BR> Trying to find my motivation! <BR> Anyone have any extra they can lend me! <BR> <BR> Looking to walk off some of my body! <BR> I know I can; I just have to find.. no make the time for me! <BR> <BR> Here is to the want-to be- runner that will be jiggling with every step! <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:57:07 EST March will be awesome! My life is full of awesomenes.I need to make time for me... this month I plan to move my body more because I am worth it! <em>137</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:54:26 EST Pinch Me! My life is so awesome! <BR> So many good changes... I have a smilie on my face all the time! <BR> Life is good! <em>224</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:49:14 EST Sore but a good sore Moving my body and lifting some weights... body is so out of shape but.. I have to start somewhere! <BR> Staying strong! <em>104</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:03:20 EST Today is the fattest I will be in 2013! <em>15</em> <BR> Only going down from here! <em>104</em> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:02:53 EST Happy New Year! Here is to a healthy 2013! <BR> Life is good and I feel awesome! <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:56:22 EST My 4 Rules Need to get more sleep... and water... <BR> So far so good... I can do this ! <em>104</em> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:10:33 EST What ever I am doing is not working! New PLAN!!!!!! I feel <em>15</em> , then I have ever been! <BR> I need a new plan of action! <BR> More water, less sugar... track everything. <BR> I hate the way I look, the way I feel and the way other would see me <em>46</em> ! <BR> <BR> So.... what can I do? <BR> 1. I can start moving my body! <em>216</em> I have not been to the gym in 2 weeks.. I hit it here and there. I need to commit to at least 3 times a week! <BR> <BR> 2. I need to get 2 litres of water in me a day.. regardless of my pla... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:50:03 EST Another 1st day off the sugar! I wonder how many first days we get. I am tired of these 1st. This will be my last. No more sugary, yummy, empty, tasty, mindless calories! I will be present when I shove something in my mouth... no more mindless eating out of boredom! This needs to stop and I am putting my foot down! <BR> I may not be able to control many things in my life but I can control what I put in my mouth! <BR> Lets all be foot stampers! <em>4</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:43:34 EST oops... Sugar makes me feel gross Yeppers.. I had 4 small chocolate bars.. one of my co-workers brought them it. At home I am prepare for such evil sugar treats.. at work not so much! <BR> I need to remember this icky gross feeling.. I fell like doo-doo. <BR> <BR> Now is a new moment! No more ! <em>15</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:24:11 EST Halloween almost gone.. and so is the candy! But I never ate any!!!! <BR> So proud of me! <BR> Taking it one moment at a time! <BR> Getting there. <BR> <em>431</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:50:22 EST Out of control Halloween eater :( Yeep.. I am guilty. You think those little tiny bars don't really count. But they all add up. They make you feel ikckey, fat , guilty and out of control! <BR> Well... I am done! <BR> No more sneak treats.. thinking if no one knows.. it will be ok. <BR> Well guess what... the scale knows! <BR> <BR> So my new plan ( I know I have had many first days) I am off the sweets till Christmas! <BR> So here is to pure determination, tight jeans and will power! <BR> <BR> I need to do this for my ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:54:15 EST Day 8 Did 2,8 miles on tread 1 mile on elliptical. Feeling great! <BR> Need to watch my caloric intake closer. <BR> <BR> Next week I plan to start adding free weights. Here is to a new healthy ME !! <em>104</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:17:36 EST Day 7 struggling OOPs bad choice.. I ate a choclate bar.. it was very yummy. So now I am moving on and back on track.. no guilt no " I will start back Tomorrow and blow the rest of today"! <BR> <BR> This does not make me a bad person... I am just me... <BR> No more cheats for me today! <em>15</em> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:39:20 EST Day 6 Still staying focused. <BR> no gym today :( Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:20:59 EST