It’s been a while, so I’m sharing my favorite WW at Chipotle trick! I always order my rice on the side-their cups are a serving size of rice. What they typically put in a bowl is probably triple this. Doing this helps keep me honest with tracking!😊
#tbt to the time I got to dance with @derekhough
I talk about this all the time how losing weight is so much more than just losing weight! For me, it was about loving myself, taking care of myself, respecting myself...and really just finding out who I was and who I wanted to be. I was tired of living a life where I allowed my weight to control my choices and decide what I could and could not do. The old me would have NEVER just took Derek's hands and allowed him to move my body across the floor. The old me would have ran away, covered my face and would have not allowed myself to have this experience because I was ashamed of myself. I was not happy! I would have never wanted this attention on me...ever! This video right here, is me...finally being myself! Finally saying yes to life and finally not allowing my body, my weight, my own self doubts stand in my way! Sure I still have moments I am self conscious and I don't like the way my body looks and I constantly compare myself to others. But then I watch this video. I have come a long way. I am not the same girl anymore. But because I finally feel happy and living a life I love where I can be myself! I feel so much pride for myself and I am happy!! I not only lost 350 pounds, but day by day, moment by moment, dance by dance I am growing, learning, becoming the girl I have always wanted to be and most importantly learning to love myself all the time, no matter what! We all have the power inside of us to become who we were always meant to be. Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom in order for you to realize how strong you are and to stand back up, dust yourself off and say "I got this". Keep going, keep smiling and dance like no one is watching! @derekhough thank you for this amazing moment and sharing this special moment with me! You have no idea how much this moment has helped me continue on on my journey! 💗💗💗💗
Whilst I’m popping my head above the ground for a moment, thought I may as well share a #nsv ⏫ (apologies in advance for the long story) ..there was once a time when I would want nothing more than to wear a uk size 12 pair of jeans... like, for years and years that was my ‘ultimate goal’ ... no care of specific weight in particular, just ‘feel comfortable and wear size 12 jeans’. Well, that day came a couple of years ago and I was ecstatic... then I went down to size 10 bottom and I was beyond happy, confident, proud ... all that good stuff! I was exercising a lot... like a lot. And whilst it was a lot (often 2 hours a day), it was never unhealthy or obsessive like I understand some people can get after losing a certain amount of weight.. I truly enjoyed every minute and loved the changes in my body; the feeling of getting stronger, quicker... Anyway, that was when I was single, living at my parents, working closer to home/earlier hours and simply had time to spare to use however I wanted. Time’s moved on, I’m in a VERY different place now (being a homeowner for 2 1/2 years now, in a long-term relationship with an amazing man who I want to spend time with, a different job that doesn’t fit in with location of my old gym / times for classes, etc) - I’m about a stone heavier than my lightest a couple of years ago... I fluctuate (as everyone does) and that number can be between 10 - 16 lbs heavier. However, I’m (mostly..!) a size 12 jean - which is what I ALWAYS WANTED. So why does that feel like failure now!? Anyway, clothes sizes are ridiculous and can vary SO MUCH even in the same bloody stores. These are photos of jeans I bought last week, in the same shop (Sainsbury’s), one a 10 and one a 12 and both fit perfectly. Of course I was jumping for joy when my overly large derrière got in to the 10’s 🎉 ..but I was soon brought back down to Earth when a size 12 work trouser left some delightful-looking flab over-hang upon buttoning (sorry if you’re eating). I guess this ridiculous rambling post is supposed to say.... take a moment to congratulate yourself on what you’ve achieved, life’s fluid and sometimes we have to go with it - we’ve got this 👌🏻
>ate Keto party food! Did not gave in to temptation! One serving only, did not go for seconds! I would have never imagined that my will is now this strong! I am one who would purge on cheat days and I really came to realize that it’s not worth it anymore! >fitting a dress I wore 5 years ago! >my face is back to being “deceivingly small” hahaha! I am going to have a separate post for the before and during-keto/fasting face
I would now go to a 5-star hotel for a training (with buffet lunch) and I am confident that I will eat with discipline! The force inside is strong!!! #kcko#workinprogress#nsv#scmyep2017#keto#ketogenicdiet#ketogenic#willpower#celebratesmallsuccess
Walking three blocks to a meeting.
A task I would dread for days. 😣Being downtown wasn’t just avoided because of traffic, but I never knew if I would find parking close to my destination.
🙌 Thankful I no longer spend days worrying about where I’ll park for a meeting, dinner, or to see a 🎻 performance downtown. Is not all about the scale, friends.
What’s something others take for granted that you struggle with?
Ok so lastnight and today ughhhh suck as fuk
Did a steam treatment for my lunngsss thank god today is only a tiny wardrobe review for a few hrs and off tomoro!!! Mad I can’t work out but not pushing It. Just as long as my eating isn’t taken over by George
Super crazy day - sorry no posts! Had a #BPC for breakfast, ate a fajita plate at the office holiday luncheon (salad, chicken fajita with veggies, carnitas, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese), ate no treats, and gave out like 30 loaves of banana and eggnog bread! #nsv and #ootd is wearing this dress with no cardigan to cover my midsection. And tall boots! #keto#ketoworks#lchf#lowcarb
Leg day!!!! Whew am I feeling this mornings workout! I decided today I was going to do my HIIT workout I would do before I was pregnant.
It consisted of doing a Sprint for 30 seconds, decrease speed and side shuffle left 30 seconds, side shuffle right 30 seconds, turn backwards and walk backwards for one minute, turn back around and sprint 30 seconds at 1 mph faster than the previous sprint interval continue this for 3 rounds pause the treadmill get off and do side lunges pushing the belt on the treadmill for each side 15 times then turn backwards and do reverse lunges pushing the belt backwards 15 times each leg then start the whole process over again. Needless to say when I got off the treadmill I had sweat pouring off me and felt like a rock star!
After cardio I went to the machines and did 4 sets on each then finished off on the cable machines to complete this mornings amazing workout.
I'm really beginning to feel stronger each day and noticing on the machines I'm able to up the weight a little. You really don't notice how many muscles you use when doing different exercises until you have a major surgery cutting open your abdomen. Oh the joys of C-SECTION Recovery.. I had to share a specific photo for today from this mornings drive to school dropping the kids off. My son looked over at me and said, "Wow mom look at how much space is between you and the steering wheel now that baby's out and your working out again." I looked down and knew I had to snap a picture once I was parked because to me this is a non scale victory!
What keeps me going? YOU.
This pic was snapped at the tail end of a very long day in the life. My day started today at 4:30am and has been full to the brim with bikes, buddies, and secret workout schemes to be revealed in good time! We finished the day with a photo shoot, and I was so TIRED by this point that I needed a point of connection to get me to the happy smiley lady I know you like to see! So who did I picture as I stared into the lens of @ryankelly ‘s camera?
I pictured you. I pictured your face on the other side of the lens, smiling back at me. I conjured up the image of you kicking ass in your living room, sweating willingly with me through a @dailyburn 365 workout. I saw you, red-faced and sweaty, beaming with pride that you just had a breakthrough, despite having to step over your cat and pacify your kids to make it happen. You, celebrating a milestone, a weight loss goal, an #nsv , another day as part of our tribe. I smiled in celebration of you.
YOU get me through. I am so grateful for the love and support you show me, and each other, every single damn day.
What gets YOU through when you need a little inspiration? Post in the comments below!
This is one beautiful picture of my Bright Line Journey! My Horseshoe House and Bright Lifer Communities, as well as my Accountability Buddy, Gaye, from Ohio have been a huge part of my weight loss success. I have been on a weight roller coaster since childhood. Normal, chubby, too thin, obese, overweight, normal, to morbidly obese all have sadly been a part of my life. I had become hopeless regarding losing impactful weight after numerous failed attempts . That ALL CHANGED in July 2017 when I cried out to God with,”WHY can’t I succeed in this area when I’m accomplished in most other areas of life???” The answer hurt my feelings, but CHANGED my LIFE! I heard, “Moderation is a gateway DRUG for you.” This statement hung in the hallways of my mind for days, & I couldn’t shake the fact that that statement likened me to an addict. In the quest for answers, I found the Bright Line Eating Book and couldn’t put it down! I FINALLY began to understand the WHY to my weight loss failure madness. I’m now not only losing weight at a continuous and healthy pace, my BRAIN is HEALING!!! The cravings for junk food and cheating are now GONE! I couldn’t fathom this before BLE. I’m now hopeful and BELIEVE that I can not only lose weight, but get into a right size body, & KEEP it OFF for LIFE💕❤️🎉 I’m so grateful #susanpiercethompson#brightlineeating#fabfriday#mommy#weightlossjourney#weight#obesity#vsg#weightlosssupport#health#healthylifestyle 🎉#lifestyle#fat#diet#instagood#hope#happy#foodaddiction#nosugar#noflour#nosnacking#unstobbable#fitlife#fitlifestyle#goals#life#faith#proverbs31woman#prayers#nsv
Confession: I have always been a quitter🤦🏽♀️ Literally anything I would start, I would give up on twice as fast. I wanted to join the poms team.💃🏽I learned the dance & didn’t even show up at the tryouts.🤦🏽♀️Every job I’ve had has lasted no longer than 8 months. Working out? Maybe 1 1/2 weeks before I was back on the couch🥔 Even things I once had a passion for, like photography📸 I was doing well! Once it became a competition with other photogs, I set the camera down.👎🏽 When I passed the 2 week mark of my fitness journey at home and was still on fire to keep going..Just realizing that I hadn’t quit, that ME, no one else but I was pushing play and pushing myself daily made me so proud of myself that I was excited to keep going!💪🏽👏🏽 Here I am 7 years later, 50lbs lighter STILL and still going & helping other women do the same thing with me, giving the support I WISH I had👯♀️..Might seem like a little insignificant thing to some, but that makes me so proud of myself and has changed my life in every other aspect as well!💕🤛🏽 If I can do this..You can 100% do it too! & you don’t have to do it alone like I did! My FAVORITE thing is doing this along with people in my group!! Comment your favorite emoji if you want a fit bff to go on this journey with you!💪🏽💕😘
🧠 cool #nonscalevictories when you lose 145lbs:
✔️ standing up from the couch without using your hands for hoistin’
✔️ choosing the middle seat on the train
✔️ taking the stairs without losing your breath
✔️ asking for a booth without scoping it out first
✔️ being able to casually run 2 city blocks so you don’t miss the bus
✔️ seeing your muscles; they are there!
✔️ fitting into a one-size-fits-all
✔️ seeing your wholeeee outfit when you look down at ya feet
✔️ wearin’ dad socks = suddenly sporty
🤷🏻♀️ there’s a million ways to get where you want to be— you just have to stop talking yourself out of all of them and follow your own plan. get stronger, faster, healthier, nicer, smarter, whatever. just be something you’re really proud of and live it authentically everyday.