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day 18 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/18/2015day 3 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/17/2015day 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 3/18/2015day 7 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/21/2015day 25 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 9/27/2015My 59th birthday4 miracle miles walk away the pounds.4 miracle miles walk away the pounds.Helping my granddaughter with her new puppy makes great walking momentum.195 and counting. Highest weight was 210 a year agoMy four reasons to get healthy. Starting from tallest Stephen (12), Dominic (9), Ellliana (5) and Keighly (2)Spending a beautiful Sunday afternoon watching my grandson and his team playGoing to be 80 and sunny getting outside with these girlsDay off. Workout laundry cleaning and then a little league baseball game to watch this guyMy go to workout. Did 3 miles this morning love that it adds a resistance band workout during walkMy go to workout. Did 3 miles this morning love that it adds a resistance band workout during walkHappy Thursday everyone!! Joined Leslie for a two mile walk this morning and now watching my girls.Put this outfit on for this time since October and it was loose in all the right spots. My husband said I told you your body is changing.Took a break from visiting dad and went for a walk at the local park.This is my neighbor's wagon and mules. They invited us on a ride last night. It was so relaxing and fun.New bathing suit. First time in years I've worn a size 12-14. Still a little snug but feels so good to be in it. Only walked a mile yesterday but spent about 3 hours in the pool with these two ladies walking around while they splashed aroundCoffee and my backyard are getting me going this morning. Have a good day friends.That's me on right end behind my mom. I've been the fat sister for years. No more I want to be the healthy sister. Here I go againThis 4 faces made today better. My dad was permanently placed in a nursing home todayHappy 4th of JULYEnjoying watching grandson's all star games but it's hard staying away from the concession stand#deliciousdailymoment. Camping with my familyNeed some encouragement this morning. Our 10 year old Corgi mix passed away last night.#deliciousdailymoment. My oldest grandson scuba diving in our 4' poolPosted a photo#deliciousdailymoment that's my number 4My husband with our son and daughter plus the children of his deceased siblings. He said this is our family nowNeed prayers for this little lady today. She is having dental surgery and needs to be put to sleep for them to do it. 🙏🙏😢Need prayers for this little lady today. She is having dental surgery and needs to be put to sleep for them to do it. 🙏🙏😢Haven't been on for a few days. Took my grandsons camping over the weekend and my phone bit the dust. Back at it todayThis little lady started kindergarten today. I've been babysitting her since she was an infant. I didn't think it would bother me so much.Closed our pool yesterday. 😢 might try to find an indoor pool for the winter cause I love water workouts #deliciousdailymoment
Applesauce day! Love homemade applesauce. This is my first batch Tailgating with our grandsons in Pittsburgh on SaturdayToday I was challenged to find 3 ways to move more so when I picked up my new eyeglasses I parked on the far side of the lot and took the long walk around to and from the doctors office. Visiting with my parents at my dad's nursing home yesterday. It was a beautiful but windy autumn afternoon. It's great when my dad wants to get outsideReally enjoying walking my granddaughter to bus stop every morning. It's only one block but she makes me smile all the way.Workout in now to house cleaning. The first day this week I didn't have to walk my granddaughter to bus stop. This is what I won at the raffle we attended last night. Will never have problem drinking enough water again. Usually I don't like going to these types of events but hubby wanted to go because his deceased siblings' children invited us.Took my granddaughters to the local park yesterday for fall fest. Between the hayride, scarecrow displays, and pumpkin painting I got an extra mile walk done1/2 size Panera Fuji chicken salad lunch. YummyGood news Tuesday!!! Down a pound, hubby got clean bill of health from his cardiologist, and my dad is improving. Plus got to attend my 9 year old grandson's grandparents breakfastCame home yesterday to a beautiful rainbow in our field. A sign of hope for sureThe most beautiful butterfly I’ve seen all year. Getting ready for preschool Halloween partyWaiting for tests results for my eldest grandson’s concussion. He loves playing footballl but I hate that he’s hurt.The sun is out and I’m feeling good. Ready to tackle this Monday. Have a great day everyoneI’ve decided to write down my workouts plus track them on here. I think I get a better visual of what I’m doing.Raining again😩. Taking my son’s puppy for a walk while my granddaughter is at preschoolSaw this prayer today. Love itThis is my sister. Today is her 63rd birthday. She is a breast cancer survivor and has taught me to enjoy everydayNov 6 and 6 days of walking My hubby in 1974 as a proud member of the US Coast Guard. Thank you to all the Veterans who have served.Yesterday was a good day. Not only did I do well with food and exercise I made this beautiful wreath at a local fundraiser, won 2 gift baskets and my hubby shot a nice buck. Win win Saturday.Thanksgiving was great with family. Now it’s time to get back at it.Still enjoying unseasonably warm temps. Took dog for a walk around townI haven’t been on for a couple of weeks because my daddy passed away on New Years Day after being in the hospital. Today I am trying to get back on track so please spark family pray for me.My mom has been the cement that holds our family together.Feeling energized today. Slept the entire night for the first time since Jan. 1 so going to do some walking dvds and clean before picking my little guy up from school.45 minutes of walk away the poundsHappy Tuesday everyone. Back to watching my granddaughter everyday. My son was off for carpal tunnel surgery since beginning of December. Hopefully having to keep up with a 3 year old will keep my mind off food.Reservations are made vacation at the outer banks this June with these 4 and their parents. Have a great goal to stay on trackGoal to be 170 by June 10 and the beachNight out with hubby last night. Kept alcohol to a minimum and didn’t eat bar food. Saw a great concert.Woke up to this in my living room.My walking partner passed away today. She was my best friend for 12 yearsTwo days in a rowMy camper hates the snowðŸ˜. Canâ€™t wait for summer. Tired of snow. 122 days until beach vacationHappy Valentine Day everyone! Dinner with hubby for our 45th Valentines Day together. We were high school sweetheartsToday is my son’s 37th birthday. This made extra special because at the age of 3 he was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic. There have been many ups & downs and it isn’t easy but today he is married with 2 beautiful daughters.Walking at home today before rain comesHitting the beach with these cuties in June Words to live byCelebrating this little lady’s 6th birthday today. So glad she is feeling betterThis is what I woke up to today 😩. Don’t have time for this have to workout then 2 parties.Finally weather that makes me want to open windows and get outside. Time to clean the camper.Going to enjoy the outdoors before the rain moves in by watching some 7th grade baseball. Plus I get my steps in walking around the field. 45 minutes of walk away the pounds miracle miles so got some resistance band work in too. Best part of todayâ€™s workout my hubby did the last 15 minutes with me #moveitMy challenge was to do 20 minutes a day for 7 days. 😁I did it I made it through the 4 mile Leslie Sansone miracle mile dvd. Thatâ€™s 60 minutes of aerobics. Daffodils are blooming. Spring has sprung finally. My goa this past week was 30 minutes a day. DONE!! Next week 40 minutes a day for 7 days. ðŸ˜ŽI’m back. It’s been a crazy summer we got back from the outer banks June 18 on June 19 my granddaughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my daughter in law’s father committed suicide, my youngest granddaughter had her second surgery to correct her cleft lip plus checking on my 85 year old mother. Now it’s time to take care of me.A day of applesauce making.A day of applesauce making.Good morning friends. It’s a football Sunday going to watch my granddaughter cheer. Not letting type 1 diabetes stop herGrandparents breakfast with my favorite fifth grader this morning now home to mow the lawn.Saddest day of the year camper & swimming pool winterizedHappy Halloween everyoneTo my son, granddaughter and all of the other type 1 diabeticHappy Veterans Day everyone especially this guy. My hubby of 43 years who has stuck with me even though I’m not a 100 pound teenager anymore.Need to get healthy to use new camper this spring & summerGreat hockey game. And even though I had a primanti brothers sandwich I stayed under my calorie intake.Great hockey game. And even though I had a primanti brothers sandwich I stayed under my calorie intake.Playing outside with these girls is fun exerciseShoveling snow will be my major source of cardio today. Since winter has taken hold and living in a rural area with no gyms close by I pulled out my oldie but goodie. Hubby & I are starting to plan camping trips for the summer & I want to be ready. Getting healthy for my grand babies! I want to be a great grandma someday like my mommy(picture with 1 of her 19 great grandchildren). Glad they have these memories of her. Found this picture & note while going through photos from my parents house. I set a goal to get a college degree by the time I turned 50 and my parents were there to watch me walk across the stage. Now they are both gone but I will use this to push me to my weight loss goal.Posted a photoTook the winter cover off the camper today and got 1/2 mile walk in just going back & forth fetching thingsGood Saturday morning you all!!! It’s 60 & sunny today. Finally a day to open windows & get outsidePosted a photoGetting some camping in love walking around campgrounds. 3 miles so far todayAnother 2 miles at campgroundMissing my mom & dad. This is first Easter without them both.My new before picture starting at 207. I got all my yearly tests back from dr’s so it’s time to get this done.Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it’s the end of April. It’s 42 here really cold sitting at baseball games. But love watching my grandson playPulled this out since it’s a rainy morning.Never had this be so close to perfect beforeThe first Mother’s Day without this lady is hitting hard so we are picking up the camper & heading out rain or not. Happy Mother’s Day to all my Spark familySo we’ve been camping since Sunday & today is first day that it’s not raining. Have been walking but not as much as I like but not doing bad food wiseThe sun is out & it’s this little sweetheart’s 5th birthday. Her party is tomorrow but to celebrate today we are headed to our local parkHow can I complain about my life & weight loss journey when my son & his 7 year old daughter are both type 1 diabetics. Nathan has fought the battle since age 3 & Ellie since last year. So proud of them both Babysitting this girl while her family goes on vacation. She is my walking buddy for a weekLast nights sunset at our local dirt racetrack. Got some major steps in walking aroundGot a walk in before rain started. Cleaning on tap for rest of the day. Hope everyone has a good Monday.Today is our 44th wedding anniversary. Even though I’m 100 pounds heavier today than 1975 my hubby has never put me down because of my weight. That is true loveThis was yesterday’s hoping to do it again todayFinally some summer weather and pool time with my favorite people.Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th. Swimming with these guys yesterday was awesome. Told my kids I wish I had a way of tracking my steps walking around the pool with the little oneAs the old song says “here I go ago”. I’ve lost 30 pounds using Spark a few years ago then I needed a double knee replacement and gained it all back. So I’m trying again.Our sibling cookout was a success. I’m still the heaviest but it’s ok. We were together just missed my older brother whose wife is undergoing chemo right now.Grocery shopping, packing camper & picking up this guy from school. What better way to get moving. Good morning Spark family! Headed to our happy place today for a few days of relaxation.This was second load yesterday of firewood to stack. Today we’re splitting some more. I refuse to use our electric baseboard heaters in the winter unless we have to plus this keeps us movingPosted a photoDay 3 of using the walking for weight loss app. Getting in the habit of walking every morning again.Have a good weekend allHad a great weekend camping with our 3 youngest grandchildren. Now getting my cardio in emptying camper so it can be winterized.This is my fifteen year old grandson at homecoming. If you look closely at his left leg he has a cast on it. He broke an ankle during a football game. Yesterday we went to watch his team play and it broke my heart seeing him on the sideline. Heâ€™s been such a trooper. Furniture delivered. Walk in now to jump on tractor to cut grass.Have a great Saturday allSunset last night off our back porch. Makes you pause and say AmenFeeling good today. Did 15 minutes of aerobic dvd, then did this walk. Week 3 day 2 haven’t stepped on a scale yet but jeans are a little looser.My granddaughter’s endocrinologist has suggested she start a journal to write down her feelings when her type 1 diabetes gets her down. I’ve thought about this for few days now & I think I’m going to start one too. Maybe it will help me see myself in a new light.My granddaughter’s endocrinologist has suggested she start a journal to write down her feelings when her type 1 diabetes gets her down. I’ve thought about this for few days now & I think I’m going to start one too. Maybe it will help me see myself in a new light.Starting over 1 mile at a timeTwo miles today or 30 minutes. Love that this set of dvds includes a band for some strength training.These are my five reasons to try again. Hubby & 4 grandchildren. Posted a photoWalking around rock hall & dowrown Cleveland the lat couple of days has been a great way of getting steps in over 2 miles both daysBetween parade & trick or treating I did 2 miles of walking with these two cutiesFor my son, granddaughter, nephew, & niece and everyone with Type 1 & 2 diabetes.Finally made it through all 3 milesPosted a photoPosted a photoHappy Veterans Day to all veterans especially my hubby who served in the US Coast Guard.As the mother, grandmother & aunt of type 1 diabetics. Prayers that someday they will find a cure for diabetes Had our three youngest grandchildren this weekend so we took a walk. Love getting steps in this wayHAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Here I go again for these babiesHaving my coffee in my new mug reminds me to get moving for them.Day 1 Mile 12.2 miles walked at mall and my 11 year old grandson got one step closer to his dream carPosted a photoPosted a photoGot a call from my son at 6am because my granddaughter was sick. So today I’m watching a 5 year old sleep.Nothing wakes you up more than taking a sick 5 year old to the dr at 8:30. She has the flu. Warning we’ve all had our flu shots but dr says this strain is only lessened by vaccine.Rest day today so going to stay in and try to stay warm. Do have to help hubby bring in more firewood so will get some exercise in laterPosted a photoWoke up to this but Phil says an early Spring. Happy Groundhogs Day everyone!Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Spending my day with two of my favorite girls.Woke up to SUN!!! It’s 10 degrees out but it’s sunny. My mood went up immediately. Have a great Saturday everyonePosted a photoMixed & matched dvds for a total of 45 minutes. 45th anniversary this year. Want to be healthy to celebrate Posted a photoWatched #4 play 2 games yesterday. They went 1-1. These boys are amazing because after a win or a loss they’re smiling and planning what they are going to do next. Dukes could take lessens from these 6 graders.This tree fell on our property last summer during a storm. I am getting cardio & strength workout in today helping hubby start to cut it up. We heat with wood so it’s free warmth.Posted a photoToday is my son’s 39th birthday. He was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic when he was 3. I am amazed at how well he has managed his disease. It hasn’t always been easy but he knows it’s the only way. Now his daughter is T1D since 2018 so he is even more diligent.Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoThis is my great niece and her fiancé. Yesterday we found out they are having a baby girl. The tears started when she said she is naming her after her grandmother, my sister in law Aletha, who passed away in 2017. God bless babiesPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoLater start but 30 minutes of Leslie Sansone feels good.Went to a benefit for a friend who is dealing with a second diagnose of breast cancer and got this tshirt. Prayers to everyone dealing with cancer.My walking partners for next 3 weeksMy walking partners for next 3 weeksCelebrated this young lady’s 8th birthday today. She makes me so proud as she handles her T1DPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoMy social distancing is walking around our property Posted a photo22 minutes of walk away the pounds. Hoping to get outside since the rain has stopped to walk around our property.Did some yard work today and spotted theseYou know itâ€™s Spring when a 5 year old gives you â€œflowersâ€ during your walkGetting harder to explain to an 8 & 5 year old why they can’t go to a playground or see their friends but we did some artwork todayPosted a photoSome of our 3 mile walk. Love the Spring weather.Todayâ€™s workout. Will be glad when it stays warm enough not to need firewood indoors. Todayâ€™s workout. Will be glad when it stays warm enough not to need firewood indoors. Posted a photoWalk with hubby and granddaughtersWalk with hubby and granddaughtersPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoGood morning Sparkers! Hubby & I had a little fun getting his mask ready for his part time job. Made my siblings & children laugh. Hope it puts a smile on your faces too.Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoSo this young lady’s teacher gave encouragement to me a 63 year old grandmother on helping homeschool her. We’re in this togetherToday is our grandson’s 12th birthday! We can’t be with him but he is one of the reasons I’m trying to get healthy.Posted a photoWish we were doing this instead of watching it snow from my house. Hopefully we’ll be out there soon.Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoMy grandsons are missing baseball season so they are creating a mini field in their backyard.Don’t think I’ve ever been this close to perfectPosted a photoPosted a photoThe fruits of our labor Posted a photoPosted a photoOur project for today after grass was cut. Now I have to get flowers to plant.Posted a photoCanâ€™t do this right now since most campgrounds arenâ€™t open so hubby & I have decided to set our camper up in the backyard. We are going to pretend to camp. So yesterday it was 75 and sunny. Cleaned camper inside & out set up in backyard. Today 50 & cloudy but moving stuff into camper. We are determined to “camp” this weekend. Plus I get a lot of steps in running back & forth grabbing things.Everyone needs to remember this these days Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoThe flowers my daughter & her family gave me for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately Mother Nature is keeping me from hanging them outsideSince we can’t go to our usual campground yet we are camping in our backyard. Our grandsons are joining us this weekend. Love finally getting outside.My walk this morning included my hubby’s latest project & cleaning our camper after having 2 teenage boys for the weekend.Posted a photoPosted a photoLunch before heading outside.Have a great Memorial Day weekend Happy Saturday morning everyone! Hubby are spending the weekend camping in our backyard. Things are starting to open up here so will probably go real camping soon.First swim of the summerGood Saturday morning! Looks like we’ll have company today. Thank a farmer for all those yummy fresh veggies & fruits you eat.Hubby & I took a 2 mile walk around our neighborhood today. So peaceful here in the country.The sun is shining and today is this little girl’s 6th birthday. We’ll be celebrating together for@the first time in months. Have a blessed Sunday everyone and remember BE KIND!Nothing like a cupcake for your birthday. This is what life is all about for me. I even watched what I ate at the partyPosted a photoWe got a 1 1/2 mile walk in this cool Monday morningPosted a photoFound a new fun way to get extra steps in Hubby bought a cornhole set & walking back and forth between frames added about 4/10 of a mile to my steps. Found a fun way of adding steps. Hubby bought this cornhole set and realized that when we play I add about 4/10 of a mile walking back and forthPosted a photoEncountered this guy on my walk. Seems like he was looking for a place to chill.Encountered this guy on my walk. Seems like he was looking for a place to chill about a 1/2 hour later he walked back across our yard.Posted a photoMy grandchildren the reason I move everydayPosted a photoBeautiful day for some baseballFirst day of summer vacation with my grandsonsGreat day of eatingLove that cutting our grass by myself is getting easier every time. Used the push mower a little bit more before grabbing the riding mower to finish.Our First Communion granddaughter. Hopefully eating right isn’t too hard today. 😃Yesterday was our 45th wedding anniversary. I was 104 pounds the day we got married and now I’m 100 pounds heavier. This wonderful man has loved me through all my weight issues and encourages me every time I try again. So I keep trying.Our first camping trip of the summer. Feels good to get awayMorning walk at campground. Already have 2 miles in and planning more after lunch.Saw this little family on our walk last night. Got 5 miles in at campground yesterday just strolling around. Unfortunately it’s time to go home. Goal is to keep walkingStill loving each other after 45 years Can’t wait to watch these guys play next week. I know they’ve been going crazy without baseballPosted a photoHappy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there. This is my dad who passed away on January 1,2018. I still miss him everyday but know he is telling from heaven don’t give up.So excited my 15 year old grandson called and asked if I’d take him to his baseball games Thursday morning. I don’t get to spend alone time with this guy anymore so I’m thrilled.A sign of hopeGot 3 miles in mowing the lawn today then added another 3/10 of a mile at my granddaughters softball game. SCORE!!!!!Got 3 miles in mowing the lawn today then added another 3/10 of a mile at my granddaughters softball game. SCORE!!!!!Our housemate for the next week. He is our daughterâ€™s dog. Not sure heâ€™ll go on walks with me since heâ€™s getting pretty old. But glad we can take him so he doesnâ€™t have to be kenneled. Our housemate for the next week. He is our daughterâ€™s dog. Not sure heâ€™ll go on walks with me since heâ€™s getting pretty old. But glad we can take him so he doesnâ€™t have to be kenneled. Our houseguest for the next week. He probably wonâ€™t go for walks with me since heâ€™s getting pretty old but Iâ€™m glad we have him so he didnâ€™t have to be kenneledPosted a photoPosted a photoThis is why I need my Spark team. Posted a photoGot my houseguest to walk at least up & down our lane.Got my houseguest to walk at least up & down our lane. It’s about 2/10 of a mile so I’ll do the rest of my walk alone.Posted a photoLose more to enjoy campgrounds morePosted a photoMy husband is a big race fan so once a year I will go to a dirt track with him. Tonight’s the nightHappy July 4thMy daughter and her family gave this to us last night when they picked up their dog. My favorite dog sitting payment.Posted a photoMy workout room this week. I’ve made up a little routine of walking, jumping jacks & squats. Not sure how to track it but I know I’m moving so that’s the important part.Posted a photoPosted a photoMy houseguest for the next week is my son’s labradoodle. She is a lot more active than my daughters dog we had last week so this one will walk with me.Posted a photoFresh fruit and yogurt before hitting the poolDidnâ€™t get my usual water workout in but loved having my nieces & nephew for the day. Didnâ€™t get my usual water workout in but loved having my nieces & nephew for the day. Didn’t get my usual water workout in but had a good time with my nieces & nephewPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoOur houseguest goes home this afternoon. Her family is missing her. She’s like all my grandchildren I love when they come but they know when to leave. 😂Posted a photoPosted a photoSpent last night at Geneva on the lake Ohio with our best friends. Walked over 2.5 miles people watching. Thunderstorms most of the afternoon at campground but a beautiful sunset for my walk.Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoItâ€™s a baseball weekend. Even with the way this season has had to be played Iâ€™m so proud of these 2 and their dedication. May my little fairy bless you on this Sunday morning. A trip to Dollar Tree & a pair of pair wings is all my youngest grandchild needs to make her happy. Wish we all acted like 6 year olds sometimes.My walking partners today. We got a mile in before I heard itâ€™s hot out here. Posted a photoToday’s 2 mile walk around my neighborhoodPosted a photoWent further up the road today than yesterday. Adding a little more each day is working so far.Posted a photoThe captain let my grandson drive the boat today. They caught 28 walleye. Yeah fresh fish. Posted a photoPosted a photo2.27 miles my longest walk at one time yet. Hit my 3 mile goal early today so just going to keep it going.
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