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See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a photo(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photo(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photo(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photo(1 comments)See this image largerThis 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 far(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI 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 forwardSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerNew recipe I tried for dinnerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerEnjoyed the weather today on my walkSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDay 3 of my new walking program of starting slow not sure why it's not showing my minutesSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThis isn't right this is what it said when I woke up I know I didn't power walk in my sleepSee this image largerI 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 500-1000See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerTo be carefree like my lil fur babySee this image largerSee this image largerI had grueling workout mowed the yard and planted my tomatoes I'm sweating buckets lolSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis is what happens when you leave your Fitbit close to a small office fan lolSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSharing 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 🌸See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerAnyone tried this?See this image largerBeginning of my journeySee this image largerworked 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 gymSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThis was my personal best at gym worked hard and hit an hour an 15 minutes for a 369 lbs. 48 year oldSee this image largerworked my hardest today an hour n 20 minutes so proud I stuck with itSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerjust walked a mile and that's ALOT for me I keep telling myself I can do this!See this image largerI am armed with determination,and workout plan. I will do this!See this image largerDay 4 and walked another mileSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largermy 29 pounds lost victory! Still walking a mile a day tooSee this image largerthis 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.See this image largera little early but my progress this yearSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largeramazing how much u change in 4 monthsSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger#facetofacefridaySee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerjust got my new fitbit charge2 and new goals sorta rebooting my journey from today I'm not looking back only forwardSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largermy newest furbabySee this image largerfinished my walk no more excusesSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largermy project that's worked my #$$ off the weeds were insane!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger#facetofacefridaySee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerdoesn't look like much but was ALOT of work can't wait til everything bloomsSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerthis 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 milestoneSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largersweaty and working those goals!See this image largerI'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 nowSee this image largerSee this image largerI 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!See this image largerI 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!See this image largerThis 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 😢See this image larger#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....See this image largerSee this image larger#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 resultsSee this image largerI'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 goingSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerIt 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.See this image largerToday 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.See this image largerSee this image largerDisappointed 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.See this image largerI 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.See this image largerToday was all about Kettlebells! with a small walk before and it was definitely challenging.(1 comments)See this image largerThis 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.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAfter last week's gain I'm glad to see my hard work this week has paid off!See this image largerThis 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.See this image largerI forgot to post this yesterday and I'm trying to make new smaller goals for myselfSee this image largerToday was legwork which I need to definitely work on more!See this image largerFeeling 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!See this image largerFinally this happened today and it seems like it was such a long journey to get here filled with so many struggles and obstacles.See this image largerI 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 meSee this image largerThis 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. #MOVEITSee this image largerThis 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.See this image largerI'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. #moveitSee this image largerMy 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. #moveitSee this image largerI 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.(1 comments)See this image largerToday 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.See this image largerI 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!See this image largerThere 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 doSee this image largerToday 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. #moveit #lesliesansoneSee this image largerMy 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!See this image largerDay 1 of my 30 day challenge to myself 30 days-30 miles of #lesliesansoneSee this image largerDay 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.See this image largerThis 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!See this image largerAnother day of listening to my head trying to make excuses to skip today but I did it anywaySee this image largerGot this in the mail today...frugal find on Ebay $3 in addition I had a short 10 minute walk as wellSee this image largerI was so tired today and didn't want to do this at all!See this image largerTried 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.See this image larger 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. #moveitSee this image largerToday I did it! I smashed my goal! I'm proud of me for not giving up and no matter what keep going!.See this image largerI'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.See this image largerThis 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.See this image largerday 3 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/15/2019See this image largerI'm not thrilled with my gain this week BUT I'm responsible for it and I forgive myself and will move forward!See this image largerNew day, new goals, let's do this!See this image largerThis 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!See this image largerThis is my restart and I know this isn't much to start with but it's my start to build on all over again.(1 comments)See this image largerIt's been quite some time since I've posted any updatesSee this image largerA 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.See this image largerStaying focused and on track with activity.See this image largerSometimes you really have to look where you were in the beginning to see where you are moving forward in the present and futureSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThis 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.See this image largerTime 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 waterSee this image largerI'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.See this image largerSee this image largerI'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.See this image larger1.5 Miles Recumbent Bike 3X15 Chest Flys 3X15 Back Rows 3X15 Chest Presses 3X15 Kickbacks 3X15 Skull CrushersSee this image largerTo 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.

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