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#BeforeAndAfter Never want to go back to that again. Energy, attitude, sex...everything Is better. 14 more pounds to go. I nor my hubby likes skinny. Lol#BeforeAndAfter Even though my loving husband declared and insisted that I was sexy at the heavier weight, I didn't feel sexy, and I was tired and irritable alot of the time. I never want to go back to that again. The Struggle is real and I'm not perfect, but I'm happy with how far I've come.Lost 38lbs. My goal is to lose only another inch in my hips... My husband likes my booty. LolI like the way I look but I'm concerned about my bad eating habits. Caloric intake is not bad but I'm still taking in too much sugar. Not happy about that. Trying to find a way to ween myself where I won't binge. Any advice? I also want to go down one more size and flatten my belly.55 years old. 5 grown children. 9 grandchildren. I'm determined to keep my sexy y'all. Ain't ready to hang it up until I'm in a box or pretty darn close. Lol It is NOT EASY...Weight has been up and down over the last 5 years but I'm determined to not give up. I'm in a good spot. Time to maintain. Thank you Spark members for your support. I NEED IT!This class kicked my butt! Just the kind of class I need! LolThis class kicked my butt! Just the kind of class I need! LolStretched for my Zumba class!Plate of cookies brought to the table at a Chamber of Commerce meeting. Even saw my hubby cave in and eat a cookie. I'm determined though.Posting these pics are my motivation to staying on track. I also love all the support that I receive from this group.Lost another pound for a total of 43lbs. 7 more to go.Not a 6 pack, but proud of my 45lb weight loss.I thanked my husband for continuing to love me when I was fat. He said "you were never fat. You were just thicker with curves that I still liked." 😊 Still thankful for my 45lb weight loss, and thankful for a husband who loves me unconditionally. #BeforeAndAfterUgh! This weekend was not good. I've been trying to hit that 50lb loss forever. Had lost 47lbs. However, after eating bad for 3 days, (potluck, banquet, birthday party for grand baby, and dinner invite from neighbor) I gained 4lbs! I don't want to go back to how I looked! Gotta get back on the healthy eating track. #BeforeAndAfterFinally in size 12 jeans! Down from size 18. Goal is size 10.Gym time! #155goal #currently168 #13poundstogoOn day 4 of the no sugar challenge. Messed up this morning when I bought some mini Chip Ahoy cookies at the airport. There's a part of me that felt like I had been missing out until I remember how bad sweets make me feel, and how sugar can can make me look if I'm not careful. Getting back on the wagon and no more sweets the rest of this trip.I've been a non stop eating machine today! But my intake was just 1107 calories because it was all healthy. Taking a day off from exercise to let sore muscles heal. #nocandy #nobread #nopotatoes #norice #veggies #beans #fruit #water10lbs to go! #backontrack #managingmyweakness #thestruggleKind of feeling myself tonight. I still would like to be a size smaller. I was up to 210lbs. Got down to 162lbs. Now my body seems to want to settle between 165-167lbs. I would love to 155lbs, but I'll even take 160lbs! My biggest struggle is sugar. Not nearly as bad as it use to be, but I need to cut out more. I've been successful only once with the 21 day tame your sugar fast. I seem to fall the wagon every time now. 😕 Oh well...At the gym walking off the current extreme anger that I have toward my daughter in law for practically abandoning my son and grandchildren to pursue weight lifting. And these are very young children! My son is military. Just came from deployment from being trusted into being a single parent. He is hurt, but wants to work things out. #familyfirst #mommabearAnxiety levels are extremely high. April, May, and June are high stress months for me as I am a Middle School and High School Choir teacher. Concerts, talent shows, festivals, and graduations are coming up along with daily class instruction. Finally at 1:30am in the morning I finished my task list. I will be at the gym today to work off this stress!!Not feeling it. Today was an awful day, but I'm going to the gym. First stop will be the hydromassage bed. #forcedthesmileI have to admit I'm constantly afraid of being fat again. This is a constant reminder to be aware and stay on track, or quickly get back on track before things get out of control. #within3poundsofmyweightgoal almost at 50lb weight loss.I have lost my mind today with sweets. 170 grams of sugar! What hell!! It was triggered by high stress and simply being thirsty, and then just going on a binge once I gave into my cravings! Disappointed in myself and not being more disciplined today. #tomorrowwillbebetter Don't want to go back to how I looked at the top. Need to start acting like it. Yes... I'm fussing at myself😞😊My morning picture before I start the day #goals #eathealthy #eatenough #exercise #readpositivebooks #lesssocialmedia #pray #highschoolandmiddleschoolteacherIt has been a rough couple of months when it has come to my eating habits between a bunch of special events and stress. I am frustrated with myself and wanting so bad for my willpower to kick back in. One thing for sure is although I am frustrated with myself, I have not given up. Today is a new day! #onedayatatime #willnotgiveup #notgoingbackWorked smart this time. I was hungry and tempted to eat the wrong thing. But before purchasing it I put the calories in first which would have amounted to almost 800 calories for a spicy chicken burrito and french fries. Actually being able to see the calories before consuming the burrito and french fried was enough tangible incentive to pass it up. I count that as a victory.When You don't feel like going to the gym is when you SHOULD go to the gym.No sweets today!!! That's huge for me as of late. Lol #15lbstogo #lost45lbsFeeling very sad and heartbroken right now. A friend who is not even 40 has cancer, and is given a couple of days to live. She has two girls who are 12 and 13 years old and a loving husband who is going to be left to raise their daughters. For whatever crazy reason I decided to take this selfie to make myself feel better. It's not working but whatever...#loveyouAmberSanchez #Cancersucks #youreafighter #youareaprayerwarriorAmber, my friend just passed away this morning. This was me standing next to her in the hospital with my husband standing behind me. I even sang for her. Her husband Brian is in the forefront to the right. My heart hurts but I'm glad I was able to spend time with her. Keep her husband and young daughters, 12 and 13 years old in prayer. #Iwillseeyouagaininheaven #RIPAmberSanchezTomorrow is not promised so my response to that is to strive to live a righteous and healthy life. #Lostdadsisterinlawandgoodfriendtocancer Still feeling very emotional.It's been two months, and I haven't lost the last 5lbs I've wanted to lose. But at the same time, these last few months have been bad in the area of how I've been eating. I guess I should be thankful that I haven't gained any pounds or inches. Lol smh I did eat healthy today, so I will count that as a victory. Lost 45lbs. Need a second wind to lose that last 5lbs.I thought I'd do something different to put a fire back underneath me. This is my going backward picture collage. First pic was my heaviest weight. Picture in dress was lightest weight. Back up 8lbs in the picture with jeans. I know the answers to weight loss as I've lost 45lbs. I've recently gained 8lbs partly due to bloating and eating bad. My goal now is to lose 15 lbs. Trying to stay positive.Day #2 No sugar. I did have 1Tbsp of strawberry jelly with a sausage, egg, and cheese croissant this morning because I was hungry and exhausted from driving almost four hours taking my husband to the airport and then immediately turning around to go to work. Need to cut out jelly too!Today was tough! This is my third day not eating refined sugars. My high school students decided to have a party. The food consisted of tons of cookies, cake, cupcakes, candy, and so much more. I am proud to say that I did not eat any of it. I feel good and I feel proud of my small accomplishment today. #onedayatatime #27daystogo #wanttonotcravesugarFeeling emotionally down for absolutely no reason at all. Just not feeling very positive even though there is alot of positive in my life. Probably because I haven't eaten refined sugar for 4 days. So... I decided to get dressed up and take a picture. Lol #hormones #bored #temporarilybroke #1dresssizetogo #hatemygutHaving a great time! Love you Spark Friends! Ran into some Star Wars characters. They are having a big Star Wars fair that I stumbled upon.Day 6 no refined sugars, and getting ready to work out.Gym kicked my butt today... Put me in a headlock, and did a leg bar and arm bar move on me, but I stayed in the fight! Lol #30minwalking #45minutesweightmachinesDay 7 no refined sugars, and great day at Coronado Beach!
Spent a good part of that time on my bicycle, (about 2hours) along with walking which hopefully offset that Bacon cheese avocado burger and fries I ate. Lol
Still stayed within my calorie intake though. Back on track tomorrow with complete healthy eating.
I'm pleased however that I didn't eat sweets, so I will count today as a victory in that area.
#metime #lotsofexercise #funWhile riding my bike at Coronado Beach, ran across this man who made this monument out of sand. Pretty awesome!!Win or lose, my vote has been cast, thus, my voice expressed!...46lbs down. Trying to lose these last stubborn 9lbs!Ate very healthy today!! Victory! Granddaughter's 1 year birthday party was today. Did not touch anything unhealthy including these two delicious cakes. Lol#BeforeAndAfter Just a reminder for me to stay on track when I'm craving the wrong foods. #goodhealthisatool #feelbetter #feelsexierMe and my 9 grandbabies!Gym Time!After losing 45lbs, my body has come to a screeching halt for 3 months. Maybe my body is saying enough, or I need to switch up something to kick start things. #10morepounds #55yearsandfeelingfabulous #healthygrandmaofnine #fivechildren #happywife #Proverbs31womanGood Morning! I feel good! I hope you all are doing well! God is Great! And I'm speaking in advance that it's going to be a good day! Day 6 #SpiritualMentalPhysicalHealthMy hubby absolutely loves this size, but I want to go down just one more size soooo bad. Black men love round booties!! which I was blessed with. LOL... But I don't mind having a little less butt and thighs... Just a little or my husband will have a fit!!! LolI have not lost ONE POUND in 3 MONTHS! 😒 These last 10lbs, or last inch... whichever comes first is a BOOGER BEAR!
BUT! I am healthier from losing 45lbs over a year's period of time, and for the most part, I am eating healthier and I'm exercising more. Sometimes I feel a little discouraged, but I haven't given up.In New Orleans Y'all. Pray for my eating habits. I'm hoping to keep things somewhat in moderation. 😊Back from my vacation in New Orleans. I ate terribly! But I did walk alot which probably offset too much weight gain. (4lbs) I even went on a 3 hour bicycle tour. Now back to healthy eating!Start my 21 day fast from bread and sugar tomorrow. Here we go! Cleaning out from all that vacation eating!😊So my goal weight is 160lbs. I was within striking distance at 163 before I left for New Orleans. Ate all the good food out there and gained 6lbs. Got back, and cut out most complex carbs and bread. Already lost 3 of the 6lbs I gained. Whew! I am now at 166.8 lbs. 6 more to go!My attitude is really bad about going to the gym right now. So far I've only eating 813 calories. 19% of that has been carbs so my energy levels are low. With that being said, I'm dressed and ready to go to the gym. 😏😕😎day 5 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 7/29/2018Posting this picture for uplift, and to remind myself how far I've come, and where I still am despite my bad eating this week. I am in a funk emotionally, and I am 99% sure it's my hormones.😐😔😒🤒Good time this weekend at an event just for ladies. Back on track with healthy eating tomorrow. Gotta get back to exercising. Down to one car which has put a major monkey wrench in my getting to the gym. Now I have to reprogram my mind to take on another method of exercise. 🤨🤔It's been a rough month, but I'm not giving up! Goals...No bad sugars, breads, fried foods, and eating after 7:30pm. Go to the gym! Hydrate! Pray! Read the Bible! I CAN DO THIS! IT'S A NEW DAY!It felt really good to be back in the gym. I forget how much I need this to relieve stress.When I can't find the right dress in a store for a night on the town with hubby, I pull out the sewing machine.😊 #learnedfrommymama #sewingsince10yearsold #maintainingweightlossJust turned 56 years old. Played hard, ate what I wanted...time to assess the damage and get back on the wagon! 🙂Fell completely off the wagon. Haven't exercised in 2 months...been eating bad for a couple of months..gained about 5lbs of the 45lbs I lost. Haven't recorded my caloric intake for a couple of weeks...all bad!Decided to get back on the wagon today. Don't want to go back to the heavier me.It has been a long time people. I'm back. Trying to get on the healthy. The middle picture reflects any changes you may see from me eating bad and not exercising for almost 3 months now. I actually prayed this morning that God help me to get back on track. My willpower is just not there, and I want desperately to get it back!First day of Fall Break!Goal is to lose 20lbs by March. Hubby, "Whatever...as long as you don't lose your curves" Lol Trust me...I need the humor. LolThis is my before picture. My goal is to lose 20lbs. I want my tummy, hips, and thighs to go down. It's crazy because I had people all over the place asking me what did you do!? You lost so much weight! You look great! That was six months ago when I lost 45lbs. I want to look great again. I'm barely fitting my clothes that I took in. I'm also going through premenopause.
My husband also gained his weight back too. Looks like I'm going to have to be the strong one. He usually is the strong one.3/140 - I got through the day with no sleep, but I am still so hungry, and it's not like I didn't eat enough. For a matter of fact I went over my caloric intake. Trying to keep it to no higher than 1200 calories for the next few months.
I'm going to drink a large glass of water and take my butt to bed. LOLMy goal to get back to this. This was just last year. I felt mentally and physically great!Down to 184. Not much difference then 20 days ago, but it's something. I'm trying to get back to 160, so I have a ways to go.
Side note, I hear of so many women getting butt injections. They can definitely have some of mine. Lol
Definitely not lacking in hips or butt, however I would be very happy with being about 2 inches less.🥴Finally lost a couple of pounds. Feels good. 20 to go. #onedayatatimeHello spark people family. I'm checking in.
I haven't been perfect but I have been slowly but steadily losing weight.
I'm down to 181.4.
I look forward to seeing the scale read in the 170's even if it says 179. Lol (psychological payoff)
My goal is to get back to 160. I had ballooned back up to 210 at one point.
So I'm thankful for the 30 lb that I lost...again.The scale said 180! It has been a while since I've seen that number!! Very happy. I needed that win! 20 more to go!Posted a photo#Goal The photo on the right is what I'm trying to get back to.Day 5. Ate sort of healthy.10-15 more pounds to go!Left side was the heaviest I ever been. I'm within 10lbs of the right side.So proud of my hubby. He has struggled with being overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. He's 40lbs lighter and so much healthier now!Haven't dropped into the 160's yet. Currently vassilating between 174 and 176, but I walk and/or ride my bike everyday to keep my stress levels down. I'll be patient.
My goal is to either get down to 160lbs, or lose 1 to 1 1/2 inches from the waist down. 🙂Got my 10,000 steps in, exercised for 90 minutes (bow flex, walked, ride bicycle)
Today was a good day!I worked it out y'all!! 70 minutes of exercise... Ate healthy. No negative news, people, or social media. God is good!So where the arrow is pointing is where I'm experiencing pain. I had my husband gingerly massage that area which did provide some heavenly relief 🙂but I will definitely take a break from exercising today which also means I will have to tighten my caloric intake a little more today.Today has started off real good. Back pain is 90% gone, thanks to my husband.
I slept REAL GOOD last night. I even remembered every detail of my dreams which were positive by the way.
I'm continuing to eat healthy, and looking forward to losing another inch. 🙃😂😂Picture about sums it up. I'm sure I'll be ok, but right now I am not...Wonderful to have my granddaughter greet me at the house after my morning walk. ☺Today is starting off great. Weight at 172.4 which has been my lowest in several months, and got back on my bike for the first time after my back went out several days ago. I am going to do a zoom session with my church care group.Going shopping for a dogHaven't found my new dog yet, but I did start the day off with a great bike ride.
Thought I would post a pic of me and my former dog Indio. I had Indio for 13 years.
He died about 14 years ago. Broke my heart. I loved him sooo much. He was a great dog!!
This pic was 16 or 17 years ago.Gotta get back on track to hit that goal. Good thing is I'm getting in lots of bicycling and walking and eating an average of 1200 calories per day. Today eating animal cookies is not what I do often at all. LolI had no problem accumulating 10,000 steps per day when I taught in a classroom. Now I have to be conscious and intentional about moving to accumulate the step in addition to at least a 40 minute cardio at least 4 days a week.
My fit bit watch helps me a lot too!Getting close to my target! Motivation to stay on track.Just want to give a shout out to my awesome administrators for being sooo thoughtful! They drove to all the teacher's homes and dropped off these signs for us to display in our yards!! Sooo cool!! 🥰🥰Happy Mothers Day to all of you beautiful and fabulous mothers!
I hope your day is wonderful, and if your mom is still alive like my mother (in the picture who is 81 and still looking fabulous and pretty healthy) hold her close to your heart, and if you can, let her know all of the positive things that she did that you are grateful for.
I did that with my mom this morning.I'm in the mood to take a Mother's Day bike ride🙂😎Got my bike ride and walk in. 7 miles in today!
Background was from another day of fun in the mountains. 😎Approximately 8000 of these steps were accumulated cleaning out my classroom. I was pretty exhausted! 😏Got my walk in, and my 10,000 steps overall.Got my 40 minute walk in, and my overall 10,000 steps in.Walked a little faster today. Feels good. Starting my day off right. Next goal is to eat completely healthy today and drink lots of water. 😊😎Already got my 10,000 steps in. It's all gravy from here.
The lumbar part of my back is bothering me again though. I am going to try out some suggested exercises that are for this kind of back pain, and see if it will alleviate my back issues over time.Saw 171lbs for the first time today! 😁
Been hitting my exercise goal consistently for the past few weeks now and eating pretty healthy! Thank you Jesus!
I say this because I've been down on myself alot for the past year, and I prayed to God to help me to be disciplined and help me with the willpower to do what was needed to feel good about myself and get the excess weigh off, and He's doing it! 🙂Can't Stop Won't StopGot my exercise in earlier this morning! It's going to be a good day! ☺Took a leisurely walk with my 11year old granddaughter who insisted on walking with me. Lol
It was a good walk and great bonding time! 😊This bike ride was definitely to relieve the stress and anxiety of things of which I have no control.In addition my 64 minute bike ride. Was very necessary today.Was able to sort out complex emotions and get closer to a resolve with things that are bugging me. Bicycling and listening to music while bicycling, and talking to God is sooo therapeutic. Gets me closer to a clearer perspective, and ultimately peace of mind.In addition to my bike ride, got my steps in. I'm in my zone.Exceeded my 4 day a week goal. Managed to take off some of the edge. Didn't feel like smiling, but I did anyway 😏Wired from drinking coffee too close to bed time. Figured I would put in yesterday's stats 😁Posted a photoStaying at it!!👟👟🚴♀️🚴♀️#BeforeAndAfter
Just a reminder of what I don't want to go back to.
10lbs to go.Hummm... My problem right here. Ok... I see what I need to do.
I was tracking my calories, but not my sugar intake.So I've been for the most part staying within my target caloric intake and exercising, but somewhat sabotaging maximum results with eating too much sugar.
I needed to write this so I would get this in my headFirst time in almost a week that I've been able to safely exercise. Back was out. Thankful to be able to take in fresh air, a vigorous walk, and good music! 👟👟👟😎😎😎After 18 days finally got in some exercise. Day 2 of eating completely healthy.Posted a photoNot as consistent as I would like to be as of late, but grateful that I had the energy to walk this morning, and that I'm maintaining the weight that I lost.Day is not even over yet. Walked twice today and cleaned house.Got my 45 minute walk in this morning. Did a lot of walking shopping at the mall.Hubby and I got up this morning and watched the sunrise. Afterward I took a nice walk.
Morning walks are so magical and refreshing! ☀️⏰🐔☀Beautiful evening.Started the day off right! 🌝☀Posted a photoThis is the longest I've walked in over a year. I haven't been able to walk this long for awhile due to minor female issues. So happy for this victory!! 💪💪❤️✌️😆✨💕Walking for an hour, errands, and Housework = over 16,000 stepsCurrently visiting my son, daughter, and grandkids in Maryland.
My eating has been horrible, as my son has tons of junk food in the house, but I did get in an hour walk today, and a total of 11,000 steps so far.
I will try to do better tomorrow with the eating.Posted a photoHad to walk this morning for peace of mind. Concerned about one of my children who are going through some harrowing times. I feel so helpless.Worse thing ever when your daughter is an ongoing victim of domestic violence... she has a huge support system...parents and relatives who have connections to legally correct this crap real quick, and she chooses to stay. Trying to work smart. There are also babies involved. #GrandmabearJoined a gym. #mentalhealth #stressrelief #socialdistancing #angermanagingPosted a photoTreated myself to a new dress. 😍👌👗Posted a photoThe day "ain't" even over yet. 🙂😎 #determinedI'm a keyboardist, lead, and background singer in a praise and worship team at my church.
This was the rehearsal before the real service.
Had a great time!Over 18,000 steps which included a 55 minute walk. It's been extremely hot lately, to the tune of 107°
I waited until sunset you start walking, but it was still 100°
So I decided to tie a wet scarf around my head, and I completely drinched my top with water, (the top was not see-through)☺
This was also a very effective little trick that I use to apply when riding my motorcycle in very hot weather.
Made all the difference in keeping me cool. 👌😎👌First workout for the day. Goal is to eat healthier today. Trying to get my abdomen flatter.Choosing to act the way I want to feel.What a blessing earlier this morning. So as I pass a man walking, my saying good morning to him turned into a brief exchange of encouraging Scriptures and Amens to each other as we walked. Today is going to be a great day!! 👏🔥💯👍I had to force myself to walk this evening because I sure did not want to at all. But something told me, "girl, get out there and walk!" I'm so glad that I did😎Forced myself to smile again... But I "AIN'T FEELIN IT! " 😒Started my morning off with walking, prayer, and praise! Today is going to be a great day! 🙏🙌🙏☀😁Got a little push from my husband to get my butt in gear! 🤣
Glad I listened when I felt like being lazy 😂😂🙌When I saw 69 minutes, I thought with my anal self, aw man! I should've walked one more minute! 🤣Got my walk in! Total of 12,600 steps today so far.Managed to get a walk in early this morning before going to teacher training. Lord knows I need this!Day 10 of detoxing.Finished up my first class with a perfect score of 1000/1000.🙂
On to my next class, Educational Law.
Excited with anticipation of what I will learn.Today was a great day! ✌😊🙌Managed to get out and walk this morningbefore it got too hot. It's suppose to get up to about 108°degrees!! 🥵Celebrating my 58th birthday!🎂🎉🍰🎂🍭🍬🎂🎉🍻🎉I have to admit...with the heat, starting back work and Grad School...eating right and exercising consistently has been a challenge, but I will count today as a win for exercise, and so far for eating healthy. LolDrank Braggs Apple Cider vinegar mixed with water, lemon, and cinnamon, and warmed up, and took a walk. Ready to take on the day.I stay in front of at least 3 monitors. #teacher #gradstudentWalked for Unity Run/Walk for Cancer Research. Have to walk a total of 6.2 miles between today and tomorrow.
Killed two birds with one stone. Walked for two causes, cancer, and my health ➕👣We didn't walk at a fast pace because my husband's feet were hurting, ( curse of flat feet) but we did finish the walk for cancer research, and that's all that mattered was that we finished. 😊🏁🔚😊Started my day off right. ☀😊✌It's been awhile. Trying to get back in the game. One day at a time.Back at it againDay 2. I'll take the victory. 👌😎👌Day 3. I walked a little longer today. Praise God!Got in my 10,000 steps today. All the rest is gravy! ☺
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