10lbs lost

Hey cuties

So I’ve been working hard with my diet and exercise and I’ve lost 10lbs ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ I’m so happy!! Now I gotta work even harder!!

My grandma is having her ups and downs, and my mother is currently looking for the best of the best nursing home in my hometown area. I really hate nursing homes…..I really do…. if I had the option I’d try to help take care of her, but I can’t….sigh

I just pray that she will be able to spend more time with us.

How are you guys? I hope everything is well!!

I’m ready for the new bnha chapter!! BRING IT ON!!

Stay fabulous.
Stay beautiful.
Stay wonderful.

Talk to you cuties later ❤️❤️

LONG POST::::: About 10 days ago, I weighed 133lbs. This morning I weighed 123lbs. I haven’t weighed this little in almost 3 years.

As women, we’re conditioned to feel more validated the lighter our weight. Which totally blows. Reason #4256 to fight the patriarchy. And I’ve never been one to preach about being “skinny”, if anything, I want everyone to be their healthiest self and just love and accept their bodies!! …but even I felt GOOD seeing how low that number was. That feeling was immediately followed by one of shame, because these 10lbs lost in 10 days were not lost in a healthy way at all. I’ve been very depressed, I haven’t been eating nearly as much as I should (probably less than 1500 cals/day), and I half-assed my workouts this week (all 2 of them 😂) during which I had headaches and I barely even had the energy for.

So, no. I’m NOT proud of this number. I’m not proud of weighing this little, and I’m not proud of how quickly I dropped the pounds, because I know this weight and this level of activity aren’t healthy for me. And I don’t want to support a movement that is harmful to mine and others’ physical and mental health.

It’s time to get out of bed and back into my life. I wanted to share this because I was genuinely shocked to see that number and I don’t want to falsely advertise what “being healthy” means to me.

Let’s get back on track.

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While I sit here and think that Steven Avery is not 100% innocent, my heart aches for Brendan Dassey. Brendan, who sat and played nervously with his fingers whilst he was admitting that he gave a false confession in the witness stand. Brenda who had to tell people he lost around 10lbs because people were calling him fat and he thought he lost his girlfriend because he was fat. Brendan who doesn’t even know the difference between a yard and a foot. Brendan who had to graduate from high school whilst he was in prison. Brendan who might not even get out until he is 58. Brendan who was sent to jail over only a very doubtful and forced confession with not a shred of evidence to say he was there. Brendan who was used as a scapegoat for his uncle. Brendan who was sent to jail even when the prosecution probably realised they were wrong but if they said they were wrong then they’d have to admit there was some wrongdoing with Steven. Honestly, don’t know what to think about Steven but I do know what to think about Brendan. He shouldn’t be in prison. End of story.

EYYY SO I’VE BEEN P QUIET FOR A FEW DAYS but i promise there’s an adequate reason! i’ll explain a little under the cut! thanks for understanding!

so remember when i said i was feeling a lot better once i came back from con? well i may have been………..slightly exaggerating

over the past couple of days i’ve lost about 10lbs, stopped eating, sleeping, and basically had 0 ability to concentrate for more than 5-15 minutes. it was all because of this consistently deep, awful, sharp, and non-stop pain in my abdomen. this happened last month as well to a much lesser extent, but after 2 days the pain subsided and i was back to normal–SUCH WAS NOT THE CASE THIS WEEK

last night i noticed that the pain was traveling to my back and that was a HUGE red flag. this afternoon, my family immediately rushed me to the ER

turns out i’ve, for probably about a month, had a pretty gnarly kidney infection. LUCKILY HOWEVER!!!! i got in before the infection spread or, chuck forbid, shut the kidney down

SO i’ve been put on heavy pain killers, antibiotics, and bed rest! i’ve been released, but i’m still not out of the woods. no emergency surgeries, which i’m so thankful for!

i’m so sad this had to happen on gishweek tho;;;;

So over the past 2 months of following #IIFYM I’ve lost 10lbs (I’m not a huge fan of the scale but I think it’s a helpful tool to track progress over time). I’m much leaner and I’ve been able to maintain and improve my strength💪🏼 in the gym all while eating lots of carbs and following a flexible approach to dieting, which for me means eating mostly nutrient-rich wholefoods (“clean” foods) but nothing is off-limits so I eat things like donuts and ice cream on the reg too 🍩🍦. There’s no need for low calorie restrictive diets🙅🏻 in order to lose fat. Be smart, train hard, and fuel your body properly because #science 💁🏻

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Kaya’s been working super hard to lose weight and she has already lost 10lbs. I’m super proud of her for working hard to reach her goals. Everyone should go show her support and let her know how proud you are of her ^____^

I’ve been through it all:
Gained 20lbs
Lost 40lbs
Gained 15lbs
Lost 5lbs
Gained… And Lost

It’s been frustrating. I don’t have time like I did in college to focus 90% of my time on fitness, but damn I know a healthier me always produces a happier me. And that is always what I strive for. A mentally and physically happy me.

Graduating college and starting my care has been a beautiful stressful journey. Did you know I there are always donuts in the teacher lounge??? Over my three week winter vacation I really tried to get back to my personal goals, realizing my perfection cannot be all I live for. I lost 10lbs in a month (over Christmas and New Years) by eating good food and going to the gym. Pushing myself to not only work harder, but really think about what I am putting in my body.

I’m not just an educator. I am so many things. And learning that has been the jump start to this new journey.


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Height: 5'3"
HW: 198.8
CW: 172.2
GW: 140 (ish)

This is exactly a 6-week difference and I had already lost about 10lbs in the “before” photos. I wouldn’t let people take photos of me before that. I decided to get healthy in January and I completely stopped drinking alcohol, cut back my portions and started weighing and measuring out all of my foods, as well as going to the gym 7 days/week for a mix of cardio, strength training and stretching with bikram yoga. This is only the beginning for me and I’m already feeling so great! Stay motivated, it’s so worth it!

Hard work goes a long way. Never stop reaching for your goals. 10lbs to 100 lost! November 2015 to now! Enjoying the journey! #vsg community #weight loss #gastric sleeve #fitness #wls #vsg

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Today was my weigh-in and it was an A-MAZING one!

I really stuck to the plan all week, and made some super effort not to let things go. I mean I didn’t even have tortilla chips at the mexican restaurant this weekend, and trust me that is a big thing for me!

So here it is in all its glory:

I decided to keep the two previous weeks up to show two things:

1) I had two weeks of gains from vacation, and I didn’t just give up and let it bring me down, but I turned it around for an awesome loss.

2) Some of this loss was most likely bloating because of said vacation eating, so I don’t want you thinking I lost 10lbs in an unhealthy manner.

So, I am pretty ecstatic to be in the 280′s! I have one week till my beach vacation and that doesn’t mean I need to chill on the eating just because it’s a week away. Nope, it means same as usual. Plan out the meals, stay on top of tracking, and exercise.

And for a bonus here is me, myself, and I with a super smile on my face because damn I’m just so excited about this weigh-in.

FMLS90 - Day 1 (8/1)


Hello there! I’m Val. Wife. Kitty mama. Food lover. Great cook. Hard worker. Sailing enthusiast. Former Zumba instructor. Aspiring runner and general badass.

I lost ~50 pounds before my wedding in 2012, when I was teaching Zumba classes 4-5 days a week on top of fueling my body really, really poorly. My relationship with food has always been unhealthy. I like to think that I’m at the healthiest place with it right now, because I’m not using it to punish or reward myself anymore. After gaining the 50 lbs back, I realized that what I was doing was all wrong, and I’m now trying to kickstart my weight loss again, but in a way that is good for my mind and my body. 

Right now, and for the past 6+ months, I’ve been wavering at about 8-10lbs lost from my highest weight. Today, August 1, I started a new job with a company that I enjoy, and I’m also embarking on this fitness journey. I’m hoping this will be the fuel I need to push harder. I feel good about it.


My goals for the next three months are quite simple. I know in the past I’ve tried to lay out too many goals too quickly, resulting in frustration and eventual failure. So this time around I’m going to take my time and prioritize carefully.

1. Eliminate alcohol on work nights. I won’t be cutting it out altogether, because I enjoy kicking back on a Friday or a Saturday night and having a few drinks with friends and family. I believe in balance. But lately it seems to be creeping too much into my workweek (from work events to social events to my husband and I cracking open a bottle of wine with dinner). It’s important to me to cut that out - not just to eliminate unnecessary calorie intake, but it leads to much better sleep for me, too.

2. Continue my cardio streak. I started this in mid-July to give myself some renewed motivation regarding running, and man did it work. Today was day 14. My first goal will be 30 days, and I’ll reevaluate after that. (I’m referring to it as a cardio streak rather than a run streak because due to some preexisting back injuries, pounding the pavement is often too tough on my back and I’ll opt for the elliptical instead.)

3. Track my food and water every single frickin’ day. It’s something that I find super, super helpful - when I’m good with it. So it’s time to make that a solid habit for myself.

If I can make these three things happen, I know some pretty awesome things will happen to my body along the way. That’s why my last goal is..

4. Abstain from posting ‘weekly weigh-ins’. I’ve found that this can actually put undue pressure on me, feeling like I need to deliver, when most times the scale isn’t the best way to judge progress at all. (Duh, right?) So it’s time I get rid of that pesky habit.

Support Structure

My husband, of course, is a huge supporter of mine. He’s my best bud. Apart from that, I’m also lucky enough to have two beautiful and amazing women as accountability partners for this challenge, Robin @madisonrobingetsfit and Harmony @mybigfatfitlife. Their friendship means a ton to me and I know I can always rely on them to encourage me, remind me of what’s important, and swoop in with great advice when I need it most. I’m excited to have them as partners in this journey! 

(Sending a little shoutout to Kristen @losingmydemons, too.. even though you’re not participating in FMLS90 this time around, I want you to know that you’re a great friend to me and a constant supporter, no matter what! I really, really appreciate that. <3)

Wrapping It Up..

My main struggle is intake. Hands down. I’m addicted to food, there is no question about that. Working out every day and getting enough water and sleep are no problem for me at all. So this journey will be about reigning in my intake - both food and drink - so that I feel better about myself and feel better in my skin. I need to make better choices and put my health first, and I’m holding myself accountable for that. I’m grateful for this opportunity and as always, grateful for the awesome supportive nature of this community. Thanks so much John @fatmaninalittlesuit for hosting this challenge!

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Age: 19 (20 in July  ’14) 

Height: 5 ft 3.5 in

Starting Weight: 208lbs. 

Current Weight: 198.4lbs. 

Goal Weight: 130lbs. (Between 140 to 120, anywhere in there would make me very happy!) 

Starting % Body Fat: 32% 

Current % Body Fat: 27.93% 

Goal % Body Fat: About 23% or 24% 

For the first 4.5/5 months I couldn’t lose ANY weight at all! I started taking Garcinia Cambogia, and I have lost 10lbs. in about 2/2.5 weeks. I tried to lose the weight without it, but I couldn’t lose any. This is the only thing that has helped me lose weight. 

Along with the Garcinia Cambogia, my strategy is eating less, healthier, counting calories, and working out almost everyday. A mixture of Cardio and Weight Lifting. 

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My best friend and I have both started our isagenix 30day adventures this month. We both wanted to try on some jeans for fun. Bri has lost 10lbs and down a pants size. I went from a size 12 to an 8 and lost 18ish pounds (my scale is messed up). No matter how you slice it progress is being made and we are so excited. Summer doesn’t sound so intimidating all of a sudden 💁

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