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See this image largerThis is significant to me today, in mid May I struggled to do .75 mile in 30 minutes.See this image largerAnd today, i did a full hour on the treadmill at level 3.5 and higherSee this image largerSee this image largerSo true!See this image largerSomedays, today!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSomedays, lol.See this image larger10 weeks working on a treadmill and I FINALLY was able to do a 20 minute mile. 🎊🎊🎊🎊See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerBwahaha, if only!See this image largerGetting old when you are out of shape, you have some hard facts you gotta face. A few months ago, I felt something on my thigh, hmmm. Few days later, there it was again...what is that? Argh.....the H O R R O R! It was my left butt cheek that had drooped and I could now feel it. Gasp, sobbing, denial. So, either I got it back up by walking(which I am firmly believing) or I am now so used to it, I don't feel it anymore.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerYes, and I am slow on the treadmill.See this image largerSeriously, if someone, and I mean me, can smell your perfume/cologne at 5 feet away from you, Y O U have too much on. AND, please don't climb on the treadmill next to me, I'm fighting for breath enough as it is. My pet peeve at the gym!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFeels like that kinda day already.See this image largerYeah!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerIr a 4 day business conference at the Gaylord πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerOr after a 4 day business conference at the GaylordSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWoohoo! I have come a long way since May 24th. 1) I did a full mile in 20 minutes at 2)an incline of 6. And 3) I went further than this photo, just wanted to get a picture of another goal being achieved. 😁See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerMade me laughSee this image largerI was determined to still walk the treadmill today, no steep incline and not terribly fast, but I did do 1.5 miles in 30 minutes. Yay!See this image largerBwahaha!See this image largerAbout sums up my experience with an elliptical this week. 😁See this image largerGetting a slow/late start to the gym today.See this image largerHaving a geek moment about the eclipse in TexasSee this image largerMy life before, lolSee this image largerSome days, bwahaha, especially when I want some good ol' southern fried chicken.See this image largerYep, time to get moving. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜See this image largerSeriously though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image larger@MARTIKA3201 let's see if this worksSee this image largerI really do hate kale🀒See this image largerYes it is, very cruelSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 8/31/2017See this image largerOh my goodness, these are my new obsession from Costco.See this image largerLolSee this image largerLol, me!See this image largerso funny!See this image largerMaking myself behave today for lunch after misbehaving with fresh hot dinner rolls last night.πŸ˜‚See this image largerI like visual reminders, so close to 1st goal!😁See this image largerEspecially since every calorie I eat or burn, I have to count😎See this image largerTBT, I pulled this from my VHS shelves, did not quite make it thru the workout, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this was all rage about 19 years ago. I may even pull out my old Richard Simmons video πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerHow I feel after trying new torture machines today at the gym πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚See this image largerI was trying to wait a bit longer before I bought any new clothes, but I needed some jeans that weren't falling off of my behind everytime I walked 20 feet. Sooo excited, haven't been in a pair of Levi's regular 16 in a few decades. WIN!See this image largerHit my 1st goal, now on to goal #2See this image largerSo, so ready!πŸ˜‚See this image largerStarting my vacation with a little walk down the beach😎See this image largerSo, I attempted, for the 1st time, shrimp spring rolls; not as good as my favorite Thai restaurant but not too bad either. Win!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerToo bad mental exercises don't really burn calories😁See this image largerThe gym scale is kind, but my home scale puts me to the left side of 200 lbs also, 😁WIN!See this image largerThis is enough to make this south Texan (wimp) cryπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerYes, today was that day.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerday 7 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 11/6/2017See this image largerLolSee this image largerIt's a Chicken tortilla soup kind of night here in SA, walked a 2nd time so I could do all the yummy extras this soup deserves❀See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerBroke my favorite pair of shades yesterday, but don't think these are the "ones"πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerYep, when the boys are out at 11am, you gotta keep your head up while walkingSee this image largerFor those in south and central Texas.....it's coming.😷See this image largerTruth, need some sort of reverse suspenders!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSnows in San Antonio once every 5-10 years or so, and rarely this much.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWe are always sooo dramatic when we get a little of the white stuff.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerI know him, I know himπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerBecause, you know, tradition. Blackeyed peas, 1st meal of the New Year to bring luck and prosperity.See this image largerI've come a ways, 1st of June, struggled to do 1 mile in 25-30 minutes. I did 3 miles in 48 minutes today with a slower warm-up. YAY!See this image largerMy goofy grandson was my walking partner today.See this image largerMy neighbors mailbox makes me laugh everyday I drive by it to go to the gym.See this image largerWhen you can have 1/2 of a pizza for only 400 calories, WIN! cauliflower turkey pepperoni 😍See this image largerI wonder about FAT burning, do you think it is LIFO or FIFO ? I mean, is the fat I've lost been the fat I put on in the last 10 years or is it the fat that I've had for 45 years? Hmmmm?See this image largerI bought a bike from a neighbors garage sale this weekend. I haven't been on a bike in about 20 years. Today, while looking back to see where my daughter was, I lost my balance and ended up in a bush. I was laughing so hard it took a few minutes to extract me out of it.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerOk, maybe some of you sparkers can help me here. I changed my goal date and my profile started all over at my current weight and no longer recognizes that I had a starting weight of 231! What's up with that?See this image largerNo more bush landings, but I am bushed! Baby steps on increasing distance on the bike.See this image largerCelebrating my youngest 21st birthday tonight, chocolate cake and a bottle of wine was involved. I. REGRET. NOTHING! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerTransformation Tuesday. The 55 lbs loss is since from May 2017. I needed to see a difference, since this 2nd 50 lb goal seems to be t a k i n g F O R E V E R ! ! !See this image largerHad to laugh, I was able to fit into a skirt, a favorite, again, and it screams 90's! #cleaningoutthecloset πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜See this image largerYay, almost a full week of 2000 calories burned each day!See this image largerYes, I would really like to see someone my size wearing the outfit in my size, that they want me to buy!See this image largerMy sister told me that I needed to update my avatar, oh brother, what a pain in the patootie! Really challenged my thinking on what I think I look like, halfway thru my goal.😁See this image largerHad some young guys showing off their fuzzy new antlers tonight on my walk. 😊See this image largerThe Grand Ol' Dame and the Batchelor Boys on my walk tonight. Photo doesn't do justice to the white/silver pelt on the doe.See this image largerTRUTH! Know thyself! πŸ˜‰See this image largerTwinsies tonight.😍 love walking in my neighborhood.See this image largerNSV! Yeah, out of granny panties! The weird things you celebrate on the way to losing 100 pounds.😁See this image largerI am hoping I will see some movement on my plateau. Treadmill, water aerobics and the zoo with my grandson today.See this image largerWow! I wonder how I missed the 1 year? 😁 I am quite happy that I have lost 61 pounds this past year. Not where I wanted to be in the year, but that's OK. I still have 40 pounds to go and my plateau is driving me nuts. *sigh* Onward and downwards (on the scale).See this image largerYep!See this image largerThe fawns in our neighborhood have been exploring a bit more with their mamas.😍See this image largerYep, somedays my ship doesn't come in...or I'm just at the wrong place.😁See this image largerTruth!πŸ˜‚πŸ€¨See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerOk, I know losing 65 pounds at my age, that loose skin would be an issue. BUT seriously, my left eyelid just drooped yesterday....ARGH! I think this is very much a NS aggravation. 😏See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI don't think I've ever gotten green across the board. I did 2 classes and the treadmill, I'm gonna feel it tomorrow. πŸ˜„See this image largerDoing the trampoline park with grandson today, dang I'm old!😁See this image largerHelping my grandson with his pyramid and costume project.See this image largerI've been on a plateau for quite a while now, do I thought I would look at photos of how far I have actually come in the past 18 months. When I started I could hardly walk a Mile in less than 40 minutes, I now do a mile in about 16 minutes. NSV!See this image largerSince I am of a certain age and CRS, I use pennies to keep track of my individual running minutes on the tread. Next goal to use nickels.😁See this image largerAnybody else have to deal with all of the diet stuff for New Year's resolutions only to have walk thru miles of Valentine's candy shelves to get to the check out? Grocery stores are evil.😁See this image largerTruth! And not just for today.See this image largerYay! Mini goal achieved: avg 15 min mile, next mini goal to run 15 one minute runs in a 3 mile set.See this image largerYay! All green today!πŸ’ƒSee this image largerYepSee this image largerI have a love/hate relationship with my Fitbit app. It holds me accountable like no other. I have been on a plateau F O R E V E R ! Well, duh! I have been exercising just enough to maintain and not lose. I had just 7 weeks in the last year that was green. SEVEN! Ok, new goal to have more green weeks than red!See this image largerNSV! Yippee! Improved my time, was able to jog every 3 minutes for 1 minute. Of course, I was checking the timer at 40 seconds willing myself to get to 60!😁See this image largerOh!See this image largerClothing Designers, why?See this image largerSo trueSee this image largerHuh!See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter NSV! Increasing my minutes "running" on the treadmill. Didn't keep pictures of my pennies when I first started to add running to my walk in December, but I could only do 30 seconds at a time, 5 times in a 45 minute walk.See this image largerTrueSee this image largerWhen I was grumbling today about someone at the gym, which was probably more thoughtless than deliberate rudeness, I saw today's message, my toes have been stomped on!See this image largerMountain Laurels and Bluebonnets in Texas in February love it, but also a warning sign that Live Oak pollen is soon coming.🀧See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter celebrating 40 years today, just a bit heavier than when we were teens.😏 lolSee this image largerMy daughter asked the fam to do the glow 5k today at JBSA@FtSam. I think this was the 1st for most of us, and most of us walked it.😁See this image largerYep, new day, new goalsSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThe oaks have been dropping leaves this week, the green glow of pollen on all of our vehicles will be here soon.🀧😷. But, my neighbors Bluebonnets are really blooming.😍See this image largerNot a great photo, but this red shoulder hawk was fussing at us yesterday when we were doing yardwork. Should've listened, I am sooo sore today.πŸ˜‚See this image largerBluebonnets blooming in SA 😍. Love the non-conformist pink one. Stand out in your crowd.😁See this image largerTrying to prepare for my town's 5k this weekend, no I don't run, but I think I need to improve my time. Taking spring break off from EVERYTHING last week probably slowed me down, maybe, not so much.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDid our neighborhood 5k this morning, 2nd walking 5k for me, and 1st "medal", which I think is the cutest.😁See this image largerKinda bummed I only got 1 medal this week for walking a 5k.πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ€£See this image largerAnd think of the calorie burn in the process. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜See this image largerWorking on a goal of having blue/green bars of calories burned to calories in, for an entire week. HOPEFULLY, this will get me past my plateau that I have been on for months.πŸ˜πŸ€” Burn more calories than you eat, who'da thunk it! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€See this image largerLots of people in neighborhood for mass garage sales have the herds moving around late today. Couldn't resist the Bluebonnets and the LadiesSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerTeehee, from yesterday. When I had some bad judgement on a snack.πŸ˜‰See this image largerI think this applies to SPARKies!See this image largerUgh, losing and gaining the same 3 lbs F O R E V E R !See this image largerDid our 3rd 5k, daughter runs, I walk. Took 7 minutes off my time from last month's event. Yay, NSV!See this image largerYep!See this image largerI mean, REALLY? Argh!See this image largerOhmigosh, the struggle is real. I feel like...." HOW? HOW is this done?"See this image largerNote to self: If you're going to start walking again after a month of wearing an ugly boot.... 1) pick a time when the humidity in SA isn't 150+%. 2) pick a time when the mold isn't a 150,000+ count. 3) pick an EARLIER time than I did today. Duly noted!πŸ€ͺ☠See this image largerUh-huh!See this image largerWorking on some xeriscaping ideas, not many steps, but working out for sure.See this image largerThis is a lone Doe in my neighborhood with her twins; one is very much the "runt" but she is the BOSS!😁 Silly things, I put out nutritional deer feed and they prefer to eat the sunflower birdseed the most. Me too, junk 1st, then the healthier stuff. πŸ€¨πŸ˜‰πŸ˜See this image largerStarted painting again after about 20 years of not. Oh boy, trying to remember techniques. 😁 BUT, it kept me from snacking all afternoon, teehee.See this image largerYep!See this image largerWish I could say this is motto.....😁See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerTook my grandson to the local aquarium today for some fun. #NanaadventuresSee this image largerHad to share this, love Beth Moore!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThese 2 together, yummmm!See this image largerThis is true, been on this weight loss journey for more than 2 years, and my graph looks a lot like a stock market graph.πŸ˜’πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWe have a fashionista cat, she always wants to wear my flips.πŸ˜‚See this image largerMy happy dance this weekend...woohoo!See this image largerUgh!

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