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My favorite pic of my husband and me--all it takes is sticking to the rules and regular exercise.15 LBS GONE! WAHOOO!saw a picture from last June--so grateful for the changes I'm making! WOW! What a difference 8 months make! Still more changes to make, but I'm getting there!is thinking this is some good advice!completed Week 6 of my Couch to 5k--almost 1/2-way through :)is feeling mixed. Good news? Down another pound. Bad news? Was a total num-nut at lunch today (see post). SIGH! Must repeat mantra: it's a journey, it's a journey, it's a journey...My someday is NOWNo more SOMEDAYS!Felt pretty in a pic for the 1st time in a long time--sadly, son is not great at taking pics.did TWO REAL push-ups (not modified) this morning during strength training--laughing by how excited I am by that little success.almost didn't do my assigned run yesterday b/c I just couldn't get up the gumption. At 9pm, my shoulder devil said, "Just do it tomorrow!"; my shoulder angel said, "Do it NOW!" Guess who won?love the message in this meme--I need to remember this today as I've gotten a little off in my eating the past few days.woke up & found I was 6.5 lbs from the goal weight I'd (literally) settled on, thinking I couldn't get any lower. But then I realized my *real* goal just might be possible, so 11-1/2 lbs to go!Before & Almost After (53 pounds lost & about 12 lbs to go)Before & Almost After -- 53 pounds lost & about 12 lbs to goMy Almost AfterReally. Wants. Chocolate. But. Had. My. Two. Pieces... (plus a treat with lunch)... Must. Brush. Teeth.had a great run this morning--getting closer to my goal pace! Wahooo!thinks it's hilarious that I get so bummed when my Fitbit battery goes dead.... shows how much this little device works for me, I guessis missing this cute face--always hate these long trips he has to take.just got a mail inviting me to join the 5% challenge--I've seen so much about it that I bit the bullet and signed up. But now I have to pick a team? the pressure! How do I know which to choose?is grateful on this Memorial Day....is frustrated. The test I mentioned yesterday was supposed to last 60-90 min. It took over 2-1/2 hrs, and my peanut still isn't done! This is for 10/11 year olds--AFTER a full day of school!is proud of this ....did a 5k with the family this morning, the 1st my kids have run. Daughter1 won her division (& finished 3rd female overall--& she's 10!), and I took 1st in my age division. And my new 5k PR is 24:31!did a 5k with the family this morning, the 1st my kids have run. Daughter1 won her division (& finished 3rd female overall--& she's 10!), and I took 1st in my age division. And my new 5k PR is 24:31!is looking forward to a reset today.is wondering how in the world I survived the humidity growing up... maybe I'm just getting old?is alive. Just got back from family vacation to Michigan's UP, where we had NO cell reception or internet access (which meant Hubs' work couldn't reach him so he was all ours). What a treat!is thinking that it's all about choosing...did my fartlek workout this morning.... after getting worked over by Jillian yesterday. All I can say is--OUCH!is tired after a day at the lake with kidlets--so fun! My son built an insane sand castle (all of those lines are actually small bridges). Engineering is in his future :)is a little apprehensive to begin again.Just got back from sledding with my girls. I may or may not have crashed several times. Let's just say that I may be recruited to the Jamaica's bobsledding team after some of the back somersaults I did. Just saying....is still sore from my sledding adventures, so did a long treadmill jaunt to work out the kinks while watching a tv version of St. Elmo's Fire. BOY! Not as good as I remember it from HS days BOO!is still needing someone to do the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. So far, it hasn't asked me to have no sugar so any takers?is STILL alive. I've been exercising without fail, doing 5:2 for the last few weeks, eating ok some of the rest of the time. But I haven't been online--SORRY!While I was running, Hubs surprised me by coming home from work with flowers. Love him! Now, at a Valentine's party with these cute girls. Happy day!Stomach Flu: 3-1/2, Family: 1-1/2 Hubs & I were supposed to celebrate V-Day tonight. SOB! Instead, my sweets spent all night taking care of me and the kids. Guess that's what real love is.LOVE this!wants to get my hair cut off short again, so I've made a deal with myself that I can when I get off a few more of these pounds. (Do you think this is too short?) Cross my fingers I can get them off soon!!has *totally* blown it with my eating today ... c'mon, my Sparkler friends--I need some no-nonsense, kick-in-the-pants encouragement to do better tomorrow. Give me your best shot!is spending the day working on journal articles with Hubs at his office (I'm his editor). Had to wear cute shoes, of course (have I mentioned I'm a shoe fiend?)is ready to take on the new week (ok, I'm *totally* lying to myself....) is *almost* feeling back to normal healthwise (knock on wood). The big change has arrived and so far so good. I've seen how the Lord really does carry me when I can't carry myself.found this idea and LOVE it!had a good day yesterday and plan on a good day today. Wahoo!is going to try to reach out and up.is hoping I can do better tomorrow at recognizing the blessings. (Today I wasn't as successful.)I think I did ok writing my first page.I successfully avoided eating any junk food at my daughter's birthday party (pizza, cupcakes, popcorn and hot chocolate). Instead I decided to make it an IF day, which would force me to not even nibble. Take that you nasty temptations!wants to internalize this thought (h/t Sue)...My son is preparing for his Eagle Scout project tonight. Boy! It's tough trying to teach my kids to be grown ups. Can't wait to see who this young man grows up to be.Having a bit of a down spell tonight. Lots of little worries and sadnesses swirling in my brain. Got some water (NOT a snack!) and turned on a silly show. Feeling better.got a pretty good night's sleep--WAHOOO!Love this...Bought apple fritters for Hubs' birthday. HUGE temptation so I ate a 1/3 of one. Then I cut the rest in small pieces and I'm sticking them in the freezer so I can enjoy little bits in normal portions.is so often filled with worry. I need to *live* this a little more. (Thx for the reminder Sue.)7 years ago I got that call in the night that nobody wants to get. Missing you today, Mom.is glad for a new day after a not-so-great bunch of decisions yesterday. Onward and upward!I am a survivor. I am not defined by what was done to me as a child.Love this...is seeking joy...made her January weight loss goal of 7 lbs a week early! (I think I deserve some minion dancing!)is excited for tonight with my sweetheart!The fieldhouse on campus was closed so we improvised by running the hallways in Hub's building. Gotta ramp up for track season! (The pic is Daughter1 zooming past me. She's 12 and CRAZY fast!)... OH Dear Jillian, I believe you might just be of the devil.... but I will see you again soon ... and probably sooner than I'd like.4.82 miles down! Wahoooo!finished a 5k with the family--and I beat my goal time!is so tired of the snow ... as beautiful as the pics mayknows there is always a choicelikes this quote....Me at a healthy weight just a few years ago! I can do it again!I try to avoid having my picture taken, so very few. This was snuck @ Thanksgiving (I'm in glasses).Another pic that had to be taken--at my son's Scouts. Hate the look of shame I see in my pics.I don't have to be perfect--I just have to try.
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