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office selfie :)Got to go to a new notch on my belt today! Arrows show where I started and where I am now. That feels GOOD!Before Photos for Winter 5% Challenge taken 1/2/16I've been hovering within 2 pounds of 231 for a month (my goal was to maintain thru the holidays) so happy to see the scale hit 228 this morning!Put in 30 minutes of interval training on the treadmill as soon as I got up this morning and while the getting out of bed part was hard, the rest felt SO GOOD!Evidently the strength training I did worked...I am sore!Doc reduced the dosage on my blood pressure meds this morning!yep...me todayI once had a "lost 80" badge, so this is humbling, but I can earn them back!Everything you see here, including the 6x6 yoga mat it's sitting on, was added to my collection of workout gear in the last week or two! #noexcuses #lastfatbirthday2/8/16, the day after my 49th birthdayI TOLD you I'd earn it back this week! That feels GOOD!At the rinkMe in my skates 2/12/16I don't mean to make light of scripture, but this seems fitting when I'm just BEGGING Friday to get here already!Spring Fever!
45 pounds lostLost sleep last night thinking I may have done something wrong at work yesterday, got here and checked and I had done it right, so I tortured myself for nothing! Motivation Monday! still adjusting to this time change thing...WOOHOO!Before: 9/9/15
50 pounds lost so farBefore: 9/9/15
50 Pounds Gone so farI thought this was beautiful - Act in such a manner that you are living proof of a loving God.love this!when people ask me about my "diet"...Yesterday my office promoted "National Walk at Lunch Day" making use of a local high school track, meanwhile back at the office they served pizza and cake for this month's birthdays...SMHDo your goals change during the weekend? Then why would your actions change? I choose to create a life desiredI needed this today.Good Morning!May 1,2016Me and my beautiful mother, can you believe she's 82? Never colored her hair or had any "work" done!To those planning to start over Monday...Rinky dinky me! Well maybe not dinky, but I'm workin' on it! lolWOOHOOOOOOOO!!! First time my weight has started with a 1 in a quarter of a century!First picture is me at around 263, and second picture is from the morning I reached Onederland, 199!I reached Onederland on Sunday, but my "official" weigh day was today, this morning I was 1974 hours of sleep last night thanks to getting a steroid shot for tennis elbow...Lord give me strength to get thru my day!I bought these size 16's last summer when I was a size 22...now they fit! And yes...I took this in the office bathroom. LOLSummer 5% Challenge Before Pictures taken 7/2/16. Labor Day weekend 2015 & 2016. 1 year, 77 pounds gone! I earned this once...I can earn it again!Last week's weigh in vs this week's...this feels much better than what I've been doing for the last several months! June 20, 2017, weight 224.8 poundsJune 20, 2017 - May not be where I want to be, but not bad for 50 I don't think!Day 1 of Couch 2 5K Training Clinic . After walking 1 mile with a time of 16:20...in the rain.Re-earned this badge today...once had a "lost 80" badge so this is humbling, but you gotta start where you are!a reminder for those who are struggling...Gotta start where you are...and this is where I am. I deserve better from myself, but am grateful to still be here and able to start again!Me with a friend, Thanksgiving 2017Christmas 2017January goal was to get down to 238...SMASHED IT! Rewarded myself with a pedicure, which you'll see when I post my March weigh-in. February goal is 225. #BeforeAndAfter would love to join a gym, but the only thing tighter than my jeans is my budget! LOLJune 18, 2018 252.8day 5 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/25/2018day 7 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 6/27/2018Anyone doing/done "The Daniel Plan"? What can you tell me about it?Scale didn't move for FOUR DAYS, then down 1.8 yesterday, and this morning (official weigh-day is Monday), right back up even though I stayed on plan. Grrrr! Still lost for the week, but dang!Saw this hat for $3 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet and it made me smile so I bought it. Saw this cute "Peeps" hat for $3 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet and it made me smile, so I bought it :)Donated 10" of hair to Locks of Love and got a short sassy summer do!I really must learn to stay on track when I travel/house sit/have family celebrations, etc...rather than repeatedly pulling this prodigal daughter routine. I know better, just need to DO better! One foot in front of the other...Between cooking and measuring portions I seem to be forever having to Wash my measuring cups and spoons even though I have a couple of sets of each plus a few different sizes of multi-unit cups with sprouts, so I can't tell you how excited I was to find THIS in the store tonight!Between cooking and measuring portions I seem to be forever having to wash my measuring cups and spoons even though I have a couple of sets of each plus a few different sizes of multi-unit cups with spouts, so I can't tell you how excited I was to find THIS in the store tonight!FORTUNE: You will make a change for the better within the year.
Yes I will, in fact I already AM!YES I WILL!YES I WILL!This is now on my fridge...the photo is me when I was about 70 pounds lighter- A Dieter's Haiku -
I'm eating carrots
Pretending they are Cheetos
My tongue is not fooledThe trash can of a conflicted dieter lolA reminder to myself - this spot is reserved for future "____ pounds lost" badges. Turkey, avocado & provolone sandwich on wheat with raw veggies...yummy lunch!Yummy salad with breaded chicken bites and honey bbq sauce instead of salad dressing. 370 caloriesJune 8 2019BAM! Spot on!June 16, 2019Feeling beautiful today!The ugly truth...but hey, I gotta start where I am! And actually, this isn't at my highest, I didn't take photos before I started and I've lost 13.8 pounds so far. Did NOT want to go to the gym today...but my shirt says the rest! First time on the eliptical in years, but I managed 15 minutes, and then did some weight machines. Ya gotta WANT it!How did I go most of my life without this amazing fruit? Oh how I love thee, AVOCADO! is a STARFISH!!!! WOOHOO!!!Actual footage of my diet last week. LOL But I am back on track today! Here I am again...thankful that my seat on the wagon hasn't been given away as abandoned! New bluetooth scale stats- At least I'm a STRONG fat chick...and like an old house I have good bones! 😂 The first step to change is acknowledging where you are.New bluetooth scale stats- At least I'm a STRONG fat chick...and like an old house I have good bones! 😂 The first step to change is acknowledging where you are.Day 2 of coming back and my boss brings chocolate chunk cookies. This apple is DELICIOUS! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S I SAY!I've been walking 3 miles per day in 2 separate sessions for a week or two, but with a chance for storms today I knocked it all out plus a little more before breakfast.My dishwasher when I'm tracking...FOURTEEN measuring cups! LOL!#fridgemakeover #failproofenvironment there are still a few things I'm using up, (I'm looking at you slim fast and diet coke) but my fridge is chock full of produce and low fat protein options. Also stopped buying the bagged salad kits and opted for the ingredients to build my own.Make good choices this weekend folks! 🤣Oh my YUM!Yummy breakfast!Mmmmmushrooms! And fresh green beans and sea trout that my brother caught. 🤤I'm down a size, and that's what's up!"Before" photos - starting over September 2015. Holy badonkadonk!HERE'S YOUR SIGN!love this visual!Food for ThoughtI hate the term "eating clean"...it implies that what everyone else is doing is eating dirt...that is all.A great quote from one of my favorite movies!9/9/2015My sister & I Labor Day weekend 2015. She's the thin one...I like to joke that she and my other older sister (also thin) stole all the good genes before I was born. LOL I look terrible in this picture, but this is how I look as I (re)start this journey. Better days are coming!New Year's Eve 2009 @ 223 lbs8-30-09 Sitting on the fountain @ the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, AR6/12/09 about 65 pounds goneMy wonderful son Mike & I on his 18th B-day, 4/23/0947 pounds of food donated Feb '09 for 47 pounds lost!Me holding the 47 pounds of groceries...wow that was HEAVY!Starting Weight 262 10/09/2008 (old scale, actual starting weight on new digital scale was 267)These are size 12 Bill Blass jeans that I bought as an incentive for myself.Incentive Jeans! I will post photos of myself wearing these WHEN (not if) they fit!Here is the tag on my Incentive Jeans...Size 12...I haven't worn this size in over 30 years!My Virtual Model BeforeMy Virtual Model AfterI like butterflies (or flutter-by's as I call them) as a symbol of transformation, grace & beautyMy Virtual Model BeforeMy Virtual Model AfterAnother pretty butterfly. This would be cool in stained glass, or maybe as a tattoo...hmmm...
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