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Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoThis is my new best friend I got this a couple weeks ago unfortunately I am only at the level of fitness to do 11 minutes at a time right now but I do this 4 times a day and have lost 2 pounds so farI had intended on doing a blog post however I couldn't get photo upload to work on my phone with much shame I'm posting my top weight photo me at 340 lbs. it's inconceivable that I have gotten to this point but as someone wise says you must face it ..declare it..own it to move forwardPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoNew recipe I tried for dinnerPosted a photoEnjoyed the weather today on my walkPosted a photoDay 3 of my new walking program of starting slow not sure why it's not showing my minutesPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoThis isn't right this is what it said when I woke up I know I didn't power walk in my sleepI started a new walking program on May 14th I'm proud of me that I have stuck with it each day today I increased my daily steps by 1000 each week I will increase them by 500-1000Posted a photoPosted a photoTo be carefree like my lil fur babyI had grueling workout mowed the yard and planted my tomatoes I'm sweating buckets lolThis is what happens when you leave your Fitbit close to a small office fan lolSharing my best day yet walking I know it's not a great amount but I've went from 352 lbs to 344 lbs I've tried looking at my time at the gym as me time too! Some days I use the sauna or the tanning bed it's starting to feel like a reward to myself 🌸Posted a photoPosted a photoAnyone tried this?Beginning of my journeyworked out an hour today I never dreamed how hard this would be after gaining 65 pounds this has been the hardest struggle in me but I've lost 3 pounds since starting back to the gymPosted a photoThis was my personal best at gym worked hard and hit an hour an 15 minutes for a 369 lbs. 48 year oldworked my hardest today an hour n 20 minutes so proud I stuck with itPosted a photojust walked a mile and that's ALOT for me I keep telling myself I can do this!I am armed with determination,and workout plan. I will do this!Day 4 and walked another milePosted a photomy 29 pounds lost victory! Still walking a mile a day toothis is me at my heaviest 386 pounds completely miserable with no hope at all I plan on updating photos when I reach my first goal. if you can take anything away from this don't wait. I was completely miserable and uncomfortable and everything hurt.a little early but my progress this yearPosted a photoamazing how much u change in 4 monthsPosted a photoPosted a photo#facetofacefridayPosted a photoPosted a photojust got my new fitbit charge2 and new goals sorta rebooting my journey from today I'm not looking back only forwardPosted a photomy newest furbabyfinished my walk no more excusesPosted a photoPosted a photomy project that's worked my #$$ off the weeds were insane!Posted a photoPosted a photo#facetofacefridayPosted a photodoesn't look like much but was ALOT of work can't wait til everything bloomsPosted a photothis may not seem like alot to some but this is a huge milestone for me I started everything over May 1st with new goals and I started with 5 minutes of walking a day so I am happy that today I made it to my first milestonePosted a photosweaty and working those goals!I've lost a total of 37.1 pounds and am going to the gym almost everyday even if I only do just cardio I'm trying to make it a consistent part of my life nowI found this on Instagram a group of us are participating in this Sept challenge along with regular workouts I'm going to record my stats before and August 1st anxious to see what changes happen!I was as whipped as I've ever been from the gym today I beat my personal best of working out over an hour....my everything hurts!This may of been one of my toughest workouts lately my mind bullies my body.... I gave up on this workout after an hour I had nothing left to give I was so exhausted. I wish I felt like I was getting stronger 😢#throwbackthursday
This person was so miserable in her body this was my highest ever weight of 386 as of today I'm down 39.8 pounds This person couldn't work out 25 minutes BUT now I can workout an hour .....I no longer know who this person is....#facetofacefriday
April of this year is when I started getting serious about losing weight I made small changes starting with a 5 minute walk each day and building on that......small changes can equal big resultsI've had this whole back injury for 2 weeks haven't been able to go to the gym. Tomorrow start physical therapy however I started from doing alot of weight lifting at gym to very short walks as my pain would tolerate.....today I made it 3000 steps which isn't much but is huge milestone even when you have obstacles and barriers don't give up work around what you can do and keep goingPosted a photoIt seems like such a long time ago that I started. I originally only set a goal to lose 40 pounds a year. Dec 2018 I ended with a 50 pound loss last year however I gained some back during the stress of my mom's terminal cancer diagnosis. I'm really trying to accept and put things in perspective and try to get back on track again as best I can.Today I created a change. Instead of feeling sorry for myself I did a small starting point workout at home. I've many miles ahead of me, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.Disappointed yes! Too much sodium this week and it definitely shows on the scales. 2 steps forward and 5 steps backwards BUT I shall not let this pull me down I will conquer next week stronger.I was definitely struggling with #dancethatwalk which is really similar to #lesliesansone and I considered what I wanted to accomplish this year and that's out of the 300's which right now means my GOAL is to lose 43.2 lbs by December 31st. Maybe I'm using my weight gain this week as fuel to motivate and push me to creating change.Today was all about Kettlebells! with a small walk before and it was definitely challenging.This was such a tough workout! I pushed myself and in the end I was proud of myself....proud that I pushed myself doing a home workout opposed to the gym.After last week's gain I'm glad to see my hard work this week has paid off!This week's gain really is based on my bad food choices. I cannot blame anything but myself on that and the current stress level in my life. When I look at the overall number I feel disgusted that so many times I've slipped and I feel as if I will never see 60 lbs lost. No matter what is going on in my life I need to try and focus on my own health.I forgot to post this yesterday and I'm trying to make new smaller goals for myselfToday was legwork which I need to definitely work on more!Feeling accomplished I've been walking several days and have been working on building up to a mile... but this kicked my a** but I did it!Finally this happened today and it seems like it was such a long journey to get here filled with so many struggles and obstacles.I went farther today than I have in total so far and in less time too. Considering both my knee's are bone on bone according to my orthopedic Dr. BUT I am taking a new supplement for joint pain and it really seems to be helping meThis morning I just wasn't feeling it like yesterday and stopped at little over half a mile. I have been consistent over past 4 days walking and last night I ran across a new leslie sansone DVD I haven't tried yet. The goal next week is to add a 20 minute workout into my daily walks.
#MOVEITThis number definitely is a milestone number and it seems like it's taken so long to get here. I've lost and gained the same 10 pounds more times than I can say while it's frustrating...yes.. it's still part of the process.I'm going back to the basics of what has worked for me in the past. I was on the tae-bo band wagon when it was on VHS and I was fortunate enough to find these 10 minute workouts DVD of his on Ebay cheap! Granted I'm not perfect at all the moves but it's something to work towards.
#moveitMy goal is to do these 4-5 times a week in the next 4 months in different variations these are absolutely challenging and something I can do at home right now.
#moveitI forgot to post this yesterday but I am proud of yesterday being so active for me even if I didn't walk as far as I may of wanted to. I went for a walk thinking I could do more and I was somewhat disappointed that I didn't My knee and ankle started hurting and I gave into that being my stopping point. But everyone has their own starting points and I must accept this to be mine....for now.Today I'm focusing on a new mindset and new perspective. Zero negativity zone! We all have our starting points and I have to accept the limitations of mine and focus on simply being more active and working towards attainable goals for myself and not concern myself with what anyone else is doing but focus on myself.I seriously wanted to quit halfway through this... but I kept telling myself just a little more. I'm glad I didn't give up and kept going!There is a difference of-48.8 lbs in these photos. I wish I'd taken more photos of my beginning but, that was the last thing I wanted to doToday was just much harder for me and I understand this is what it feels like to be out of shape. That feeling of feeling old and tired all the time.
#lesliesansoneMy September goal is to get out of the 330's once and for all! They have been my nemesis far to long. So I am challenging myself to 30 days-30 miles of #lesliesansone this month to make it happen!Day 1 of my 30 day challenge to myself 30 days-30 miles of #lesliesansoneDay 2 of 30-30 now today I tried to find excuses and I didn't want to put in the work.... I didn't want to finish the whole thing. I did upper body circuit. #lesliesansone when things get hard your mind bullies your body into quitting but I didn't quit today.This morning I went grocery shopping BUT forgot to put my fitbit on but I'm still counting those steps too in estimation of course. While I didn't do Leslie Sansone today I did get steps in and I'm still counting it!Another day of listening to my head trying to make excuses to skip today but I did it anywayGot this in the mail today...frugal find on Ebay $3 in addition I had a short 10 minute walk as wellI was so tired today and didn't want to do this at all!Tried this fun workout on YouTube today. #dancethatwalk it definitely will be in my rotation of workouts in the future. Next week my goal is 3,000 steps a day. I definitely feel like the work I put in this week reflects on the scales and I'm pleased with a -1.6 lbs this week. New goal is to consistently hit 3,000 steps a day and continue my walking routine with #lesliesansone this week I'm so ready to be out of the 330's.
#moveitToday I did it! I smashed my goal! I'm proud of me for not giving up and no matter what keep going!.I'm so freaking proud of myself today while NO I didn't do #lesliesansone but I got my steps in today while at different times I still met my goal I set for myself.This past week I underwent a huge obstacle by some freak occurrence 2 very small veins burst in my left hand. Leaving it really swollen and after 2 trips to the Dr not being able to do anything this week. But I kept my nutrition under control and did the best I could under the circumstances.day 3 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/15/2019I'm not thrilled with my gain this week BUT I'm responsible for it and I forgive myself and will move forward!New day, new goals, let's do this!This is purely a vanity post....Last week I went and got my hair colored at a different salon than I normally go to....my "friend" talked me into seeing the one that does her hair. Can we say colossal FAIL I walked out with orange roots and hair. Yesterday I went back and walked out with slightly lighter orange roots and the need to wear a hat on my head until I go back to my usual salon and beg Barb to please fix my hair!This is my restart and I know this isn't much to start with but it's my start to build on all over again.It's been quite some time since I've posted any updatesA few months ago I bought a #recumbentbike and in my neck of the woods winter is here for the past several days I've been starting over at rock bottom and realize this will be my foundation for which I will build everything around in the coming months. Small goals and being consistent.Staying focused and on track with activity.Sometimes you really have to look where you were in the beginning to see where you are moving forward in the present and futurePosted a photoThis week I really struggled with eating and I let #depression take over my focus. I gained .4 lbs I know that I am my biggest enemy when it comes to emotional eating. My mom's death last month is an everyday part of my existence. I can only say the only time she isn't on my mind is when I'm asleep. But I've tried to have the mindset that I'm continuing on my weight loss journey in honor of her.Time to get back on track with #greensmoothie after WAY too much Thanksgiving food! Simple recipe
2 cups baby organic spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 Tsp Organic Moringa Oleifera Powder
2 cups waterI've been waiting until after holidays food to make sure where my weight was actually before posting my weekly Weigh in and I did get on the scales several times to make sure it was true. I have struggled all year in the 330's I couldn't stay focused on me after my mom's terminal cancer diagnosis and I had to put everything on hold for over 8 months. But I am making very small steps to get back on track. My end of year goal is simply to be out of the 330's once and for all.I'm aiming for a goal of dropping 5 lbs by December 31st and that should put me at around 325. Something which maybe a big challenge with Christmas food looming around the corner. But I have goals 2020 I'm putting all my effort into hitting my milestone of -100 lbs I am almost at 60 pounds of that now and I'm determined to keep pushing forward.1.5 Miles Recumbent Bike
3X15 Chest Flys
3X15 Back Rows
3X15 Chest Presses
3X15 Skull CrushersTo say I'm disappointed is an understatement. At one point this week I was 330.2 and I really thought this was going to be my week of hitting under 330. Activities were increased as well as I added huge amounts of leafy greens. So I'm baffled. But I also know this keeps me accountable during good and bad weeks.I rode my recumbent bike twice today for a total of 1.7 miles my goal is to get out of the 330's by December 31stThe fact that 2 miles daily is almost my normal is a huge milestone from where I 1st started. We all have a starting point no matter how small or how insignificant it may seem to you in the beginning. It's the foundation we build our house on.This is absolutely so true!Posted a photo#whatsfordinner
I have no macros on this....this is simply cheese,rice,broccoli and ham casserole with buttery cheese sauceFor a mere second I thought I had dropped out of the 330's but my scales were messing with me! It 1st said 329.8 then I moved the scales and got on them like 10 times in a row and this is the final number. 😪Posted a photoPosted a photoWhat a nice upgrade from my current Fitbit charge2 ---- to Fitbit versa 2 thanks SantaBack on track working on my goalsToday's workoutDisappointed.......of course. This is the result of holiday eating and I know exactly why and what happened. But I am back on track now and time to forward!I didn't get all my goal steps in today but I went the farthest yet on my recumbent bike and I'm extremely proud of that.I also did 20 minutes of #dancethatwalk today as well so it was a good workout today!Day 1 with the #sweatyselfie my goal is to do something each day even if it's only 5-10 minutes to create good habits in myself to stay activeI DID not do what I planned for today. Things got way busy but I did ride the bike a mile ....so something is better than nothing!Dumbbell Workout
3X15 Bicep Curls
3X15 Side Lateral Raises
3X15 Shoulder Presses
3X15 Back Rows
3X15 Front Lateral Raises
1 Mile Recumbent Bike4 A.M workout and I'm feeling accomplished!Posted a photoPosted a photoToday was about mixing things up and working on my weaknesses and make them my strengths.I'm currently working through an injury....however I can still use the low impact recumbent bike. Whatever you need to do to work around obstacles. ❤I had no real direction with this combination. I just put in the work.This was absolutely the face of someone glad to be done! Maybe relief! I worked hard.Posted a photoThere was a time I couldn't get out of the 50s for pounds lost and I stayed there for well over a year. All things are possible!Still working on my goals for 2020
#recumbentbikeWhat was hard about this, you may ask? Today my bike setting was on the highest resistance level and my legs are on fire! Walking distance is also really hard for my knees because I have no cartilage left. But I keep pushing within my limitations to work around my issues. It's never too late to change your life!
#walking #recumbentbikeSo grateful to Barb from #sheerblissfamilysalon for fixing this monstrosity hair of mine!When I look at this I can see I've lost weight.I'm a little over 3 weeks post op and thankful for the progress I'm making in walking little bits throughout the day and will continue working on this each day.Had a nice walk today no tracking distance or steps or even length of time just enjoying the weatherPosted a photoIt's taken me so long to find my power again and today I did 20 minutes on elliptical and 10 minutes at resistance 6 on my recumbent bike.Posted a photoSo.....I did a thing. September 16th I'm having surgery again and I wanted to get my hair done before that. So I did. It was a whole ordeal....however I wore my mask the entire time and took every precaution.
You get to this point where your so scared to do anything normal. But if you don't you no longer are living your life. We cannot stop COVID-19 all we can do is be smart and take precautions for ourselves and our family.This is Luna she has been my constant companion through all 3 of my surgeries in 2020. Literally I could take so many daily photos of her like this. She constantly seeks comfort from me and cries if she can't find me. Do cats love 💕 you? Absolutely they do. If you have the affection of a pet you are blessed. I am blessed to have the love 💗 and affection of this little pumpkin.
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