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There''s 230 lbs of clay. Now to mold it!My little buddy!Nothing but love!3 going on attitude!Serious look! :pBaked chicken, baked sweet potato frys, asparagusMost steps in a day!Another good step nightFree protein!Per adrenaline!My queen!When Mittens and Molly were active.Easter 2016Lovely steps!My little slate blue buddy!Evidence of effort!Puah Loo!Finished 2nd!25,000Progress pic 220 lbsNew treadmill record!Loving the mill!I think it's bed time! 16,276 steps at 7:00am :)New Fitbit Charge HR!How I deal with exercise!How I feel when I lose a pound!I asked for a warning!Hello chocolate!Seriously! ðŸ˜„ Still positive!!!Coffee and R2-D2 go together.... I think!He loves his Mabel!It's so easy a 3 year old can do it! 3.6 mph hanging on like Superman! Yelling, "I'm getting my steps!"Captain Fuller! Please take your seats!F on "his" helicopter.F was so happy with his new earmuffs!FW, aka (pop pop) at the pool!Enjoying the evening with my boy!Breakfast every morning! ðŸ˜ŠFirst pair of running shoes!New Star Wars shirt!This is FW's kitty Mabel. Look at the whiskers. Or lack of them. ðŸ˜Look who found his own shoes almost 20 hours later! ......Progress?Meal prep. Under 2 hours for the week.Lunch and dinner for work tomorrow.Sith Lord or Jedi knight...FW on his first bike! I have a 4 year old!Consolation prize for missing out on Rioz Brazilian Steak House.But I did get this instead!First corn field for FW!This is midnight! Our latest acquisition....... I don't know. Maybe the chair ate FW?The look of "I got this!" From a shifty 4 year old.My new ride!Dedication........ for 3 entire minutes!Somebody woke up way too early! 6:00pm nap?Late night block towers!Sad for his warm milkys!Slowing life down.Tie dye cupcake!Little lumberjack at rest. He does it all ladies! ðŸ˜ƒHere we go. Due to the way the pic was taken. ðŸ˜ƒRotates and screenshot. So the pic wasn't sideways goofy!Plenty of headroom! ðŸ˜Bounce house time!Homemade cream cheese pound cake!Cardio session is in people! ðŸ˜ƒI may have burned a couple calories! ðŸ˜„Lunch for work! NY Strip and steamed broccoli!Pizza flavoured Goldfish for the WIN!Holy bed head!!! ðŸ˜±Father and son night! ðŸ˜„Spoiling F with French toast!Fiercely watching Iron Man 3Current conditions! ðŸ˜ƒFor all the bacon haters, haha! ðŸ˜„And this is how my wife won my stomach over!I didn't even smile. ðŸ˜Trunk fun!I'm safe from Monday!Evening beach trip for F's yearly photos!Styling to Folly Beach!Morris Island, FBFlashback photo?He's all grown up! Pre K!Example of how you should spend Saturday!Rolling in to work!Can you relate?I knew Mabel was smart! But focused? Apparently! ðŸ˜„Mabel is all thumbs in the kitchen!First adventure on my new mtn bike.Lake Marion.Taking a breather.F is happy at the beach!Even overcast is fun at the beach!Houston we have a problem! ðŸ˜¨At The Crab Shack!This could be the closest thing to heaven! ðŸ˜ŠSunrise!SunriseDeck selfie!The boys hanging out!Chillaxing! ðŸ˜ŽOfficer FW gives every one a ticket! Even at the beach! ðŸ˜„Birthday month baby steps!Hurricane Matthew.... You need to make a right and spin out of sight! Nobody I know has time for a hurricane! So twist off! ðŸ˜Submarine to escape Hurricane Matthew! ðŸ˜ƒ DIVE! DIVE! DIVE!Mourning the death of the last donut! ðŸ˜‚Puahh is not feeling the sticker or the hurricane!Down treesMakes a lot of sense!Life is good! â¤Survival of an insomniac at 12 midnight!Thawing of Godzilla Turkey!Turkey cook/bake off with the wife!Christmas lights at The GardensMy first baked turkey! ðŸ˜ƒThat is a full size dinner plate! Wow! ðŸ˜±Christmas lights! ðŸ˜„Best way to spend a Saturday night!Sometimes the safest place to crawl is in a closet! .......family!Enjoy the daily healthy feeling. When the stomach flu grabs you it's over! No sunshine, rainbows OR unicorns! We share everything! ??Tiny had to get on Amazon!Hanging out in a drainage pipe!Do you know what is awesome? When you take your son to 2 birthday parties and played on a park and blowup slide. Then laying in bed for the night you ask him what was your favorite part of the day?
He replies.... You!
And tells me he loves me followed up with a hug. ??Easter 2017Teaching F how to swing a batDouble feature outside movie night!Falling asleepI love my boy! 😊Roughing it on the last day of my week! 😄So... I haven't been exercising... BUT! I'm kinda smiling right?Me and FW custom built a "kitty short cut" through the wall.Finished kitty cut through. Will prime and paint as well.We're officially 5! He made his first food order. Fried icecream and crackers!My wife made FW's pirate treasure chest cake! It was delicious!When you get beat by a 5 year old! 😄Redemption!You know you smiled! Now for some scrambled eggs and cheese!Somebody was good all week at VBS! So he was promised a surprise. A trip to the arcade!!! He gets very limited access to video games.Small town bike riding!Smart phones are amazing! You can go anywhere you want! Except to sleep. 😭43 pound free weight toss until failure. Worked for me! Thank God the dolphin was there to hide my six pack. It''s shy. 😆My wife and I collaborated on a birthday cake for my father's 78th birthday!Finished cake. Santa Fey Super Cheif. My father loves trains. It even has his Fighter Interceptor Squadron in place of the engines number! Wife baked and decorated it. I carved the shape.Sunday snuggle sandwich.Me and my love! ❤❤❤FW enjoying an evening at Folly Beach!Folly Beach and the golden hour!If you can't tell FW loves the beach!Showing FW the old man can still climb a park feature. :)Enjoying a sunny day at a park in the big city.The camera didn't do it justice. It was pretty awesome !Yesterday, I had an idea to make FW a Cat grader out of his Legos. This is what the mind designed, lol. Still a kid at heart!Plus you have to have a matching Cat semi with a Low-Boy to haul it around.Posted a photoFW and I spent some time at our local library. Good times!Mountain bound for 4 days! Mini vacay before the beach in October. We're in Flat Rock, NC! Blue Ridge Mtns in the background.F on his first fishing trip. On a beautiful 40 acre private pond. Catch and release of course!Life is a beautiful thing when you get to share it with family!When you're an insomniac and on vacation... oh hello outdoor Hammock! Crickets and owls.Rocking the flannel pajamas in Flat Rock, NC. It's 55° out here tonight. I'm already thinking of how I can change my lifestyle when I get back home Tuesday.Earlier in the day I was looking at this old International Harvester tractor. Thinking.... I would love to get this old and still look this good, lol.Grass is cut! Spent some family time outside. We even managed to fly F's kite with the occasional gust of wind coming ahead of Herricane Irma.Trampoline down! Or up depending on how you look at it! Irma we will always remember you. The day you made a 5 year old very distraught and cry.Saving the trampoline and carport from further damage. Glad i chose to stay home with the family.Date night double feature! IT and Annabelle with the wife!Day 1 Being accountable for all calories!Every year for Halloween we make FW's costume. This year he chooses to be a knight! I love making his costumes and creating everything from my mind.Finished knight helmet. Don't worry the gas cans are only 1/2 full. :p
*(Disclaimer: They are brand new and bought for the next hurricane.)*
Right now they're being used as bulkheads on F's spaceship.Salad for dinner! Always forget how much I love a salad!Sneak peak at part of FW's custom medieval knight armor. :)
We love Halloween! 👽My backyard view. Just pulling in from a small town bike ride with FW.It's been a while TM... I didn't miss you! Haha! Ok, maybe a little.Beach in 5 days? You bet! 🕶Have salad... will travel! Clean eating for over 2 weeks. Loving the changes. Monday I made a sad attempt back to the gym. Less than 30 minutes but I feel the soreness and I want more!I think I'm doing it right FINALLY! Anybody can do this with consistent healthy choices and habits!I'm working right now. Missing F's first county fair ride experience! I told him to save daddy a ride. He wants to ride EVERYTHING!!! ❤
Just like daddy! :)I might be 10 pounds lighter from last years beach trip. Trying on swimsuits. Give me your thoughts.
Be honest... if there's a chance I could get tagged and released let me know! :)Look at lil Mr. Grown-up. Earlier I said, "you look pretty!" He was quick to say, "you mean cool right?"
Yes lil buddy I mean cool.Being accountable for all calories... except this small plate. Smoked ribs and a baked chicken breast. Calling it the mystery meal! Back on track after this pre-beach fun meal. *note the blue container in the background* Homemade punkin muffins of which I haven't touched. Offered to me twice by F this week!
The scales.... sorry (Flossy) is going to the beach! I'm that serious.45 minutes, first 18 min on 10 incline, felt like work!Relaxing after the TM with my favorite kitty. Tiny! Aka: LiL Gray, Tine-Reka.Blasting off!F sitting on a rock at Folly. He is so excited to be at the beach!Can you find the hidden object in this pic?Here's F with his friend Ray.The moment is so right! The wife... "There are absolutely no seagulls!" Throws up a few goldfish... 50 gulls crash land and park their beaks 3 feet off of our feet. Love it!!!
I told F if he catches a seagull... He can take it home. "For real!" Yep! You sure can. :)
* I have one big ab. Soon to be dividing it up into a 6 pack *You have just been gunned down by a 5 year old!
Look at that ankle tan! You know you're jelly! :pBeachin and still staying accountable! I decided to up my calories to 2000. With all the beach volley ball, horse shoes, kite flying, etc. All need my energy. No i won't be doing any of those but all be in the tide pool! :)Lovely evening view at Folly!He is everything to me! Why could I not be photogenic like him and my wife!?My new cat came! I hope it's the right size!There's nothing to celebrate in this pic. But I'm at the top of the hill. Ready to ride this coaster to the bottom! Whoo Hoo! (Holding hands up high!) :) :) :) :) :) 🤣This is going to be such a fun weekend! Combination birthday and Halloween weekend! :) Stay safe and watch for all the little gremlins and ghost friends! Plus we will finish F's knight costume!Dinner... homemade coffee rub New York strip, baked onions, loaded cauliflower potatoes and steamed asparagus. Now to find a scary movie!Sneak peak of F's handmade knight shield! He requested a lion and the American flag on his shield. So I sketched a lion from a pic online and sketched a flag. Other than the stars everything is by daddy's hands!Today is my 45th birthday! I wanted a low key birthday celebration with family. I chose a 1/2 recipe of my wife's cream cheese pound cake with homemade caramel icing in the form of cupcakes.
(My favorite!)Sir FW knight of Cameron!Pic 2 of 1000 :)This week we set up F's crib which converts into a bed for him. He's a big boy now who looks forward to his own little space. I still love it when I come home from work and he asks me to carry him to our bed and tuck! :)Loving the direction my weight and weight trend are heading! :) Handling business over here. I hope you're handling yours friends! ❤✌Mabel has F's back when he has to do a stint in time out. You have to love the support system!Tonight was perfect for pulling out the chimenea. F is roasting his first hot dog! I''m fasting so I had the great idea to give our hot dogs to the outside kitties! Win! win!Staying warm by the chimenea. Making memories!My ❤ is right here! I can't wait to pick you up from school so our weekend can get started!F was practicing his braiding skills. He made daddy a Clemson bracelet. Gah that kids smart and has good taste!62 degrees out. Listening to crickets. Sitting by the fire with homemade vegetable beef soup over rice and cheese/corn cornbread.Do you see the way Darth Vader and that stormtrooper are staring at my food!Well at least one of us can sleep! I'm currently acting as Tiny's flannel mattress. :)If you're a chicken you're feeling plucked!!! Haha!!! Go Tigers!!!Homemade turkey ala king! The wife has made my night! F's made my day. :)F and I have been out riding the 4 wheeler for most of the day. He looks a little tired. It's actually great exercise to ride trails.We're at the hospital for F to get his Tonsil and Adenoids removed. He's looking forward to the ice cream. And we're looking forward to him and mama not getting strep 3 times in 6 months! Daddy's strep record is 0!Add in a child and this is your new sleep schedule! Wheee! Just an example of normalcy in my life! :)No excuses people! Get your bike out and own it! Cops and robbers with a gun willing tonsiless back country thug toddler.This is night cardio! F helped me work on a few uprooted tree stumps next to the pond.I'm taking a vote... For some time now I have disconnected my Fitbit from Spark People. Since Flossy-Jo and I haven't been getting along for quite some time. I haven't missed our interactions. 🤐
I've decided to give Flossy-Jo a face as well.
Yes or No on reconnecting her to SP?Teaspoon, (Left, 15) and Molly, (Right, 12.) Are enjoying Christmas vittles on their new steps I made. It allows elder kitties who have trouble jumping up to access the wire spool table top through the surface of the table. Plus it's fun to watch them come and go like little humans!F is learning from the pro, (mama) on how to make Christmas cookies from scratch. ❤F is not too happy about tucking his shirt in. But I keep telling him he looks so snazzy! I told him it's temporary and for church tonight.5 hours is worth the wait. St. Louis style pork ribs, (smoked with oak and cherry wood.) Stewed cabbage with bacon. Homemade coleslow an deviled eggs. Breaking in daddy's Christmas gift.SC snow...
I missed this snow while I was at work last night. But I won't miss playing in it today! We got at least 4 inches! Plus F is home to play in it with me! :)This is home for 8 days! F is so excited and currently swimming!F loves Disney World! I managed 14,810 steps for the day and I even snuck in a 2 hour nap!F didn't gain any weight at DW!Keeping it Keto! Other than the dressing. Shhhh. :)What I passed up along with a roll and loaded baked potato! Willpower... I GOT IT!!!It's a beautiful sunny day! I'm sipping on my BPC and watching F play on his geo dome! 61 and a pleasant breeze. It required my DW sunglasses. 😎 F took the pic!For your tastebuds viewing! Grill chicken, sauerkraut, roasted asparagus, spaghetti squash caserole and grilles sausage.
Keto for life! Love my cooking wife! ❤❤❤F and I hung the hammock today. I think the high was 71. I tide a rope to a tree on the side so you can rock yourself. Fun weekend for the whole family! Hope everyone has a productive week!Feeling so blessed. Sitting at work getting ready to start a 10 hour shift and all I can think about is this boy! We had such a fun weekend shooting his great grandfather's Daisy bb gun. I hope everyone is having a great week! ❤
Always try to be a positive person and a good example to anyone!All take every little pound that wants to leave me! #keto :)Grilled chicken, broccoli salad and coleslaw for dinner. Plus keto
cheesecake fluff for dessert! It is so good! It feels like you are eating a container of cake icing! #ketoSnuggle time with my girl Tiny!First time I've hit a full green day! Ok it's nap time. 😌 ZZzzzzAfter church on Easter Sunday. Playing on the park at church.Tonight's dinner... my lovely wife made butter chicken, vegetable korma, and Indian cream spinach. All served over cauliflower rice. Keto approved!
Mmmmmmm!My coffee cup is broken. :( It won't hold anymore coffee! BPC#ketoCurrently 75 degrees with a wicked low of 61! We're camping out in our yard tonight. So is this the picture of roughing it? Haha!I earned this! 7:00 am I started removing 2 fallen trees which stood over 120 feet tall in the back of my property. I took a break around 11:00 am. Had my first coffee at that time. #hardworkpaysoffCamping and still keeping it keto.
Mittens is dining with us as well. Homemade sauerkraut, smoked almonds, porkskins and cheddar dog.
#ketoI might have been a little active today! :)#fitbitPart 2 of tree removal. After F's timeout and nap he joined me for a selfie with transformer Hound.#hardworkpaysoffDinner this evening. Grilled chicken, cabbage, steamed asparagus, spaghetti squash and 2 boiled eggs. #ketoMolly just said no. She believes Saturday's should be for doing absolutely nothing. Sometimes she's right. Don't be a Molly! Get your tail moving people! #justsaidnoPart 3 of tree removal cardio. We're catching some rest in the hammock. Life is good! ❤#hardworkpaysoffMeanest kitty in the house giving loving head bonks with F. This is the kitty with a revolving name. Currently its Pooah Loo. Good night everyone! ❤One word....... Florida.We talked F into recouping in the room. Round 2 pool time will commence later in the evening! The sun feels magnificent! Get out and get your vitamin D people.Love this boy!!! He made all kinds of friends at the pool! His aunt Linda bought him his first mask with a snorkel. He has been snorkeling in the pool. He never put his head under the water until that mask. Proud daddy moment!Survival of the desperate! If you need, want, love, desire or require your coffee you will find a way! ......... found it! 😁🏝HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! We appreciate all you do for us! F was giving Lil Tory some loving while we feed and water the girls 😊Happy Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to our veterans and currently serving soldiers!What... Don't judge! 😂 I had to do it! It was my destiny!F and Emily (wifey) shared their birthday's yesterday! F turned the big 6. Mama turned the big 41! Jo Jo went to her first arcade ever! We had a blast! ❤We miss you Tea Spoon! :)When you lay your 6 year old down and you hear the sound of a transformer blow on your street. You grab your survival ice cream and go out to your rocking chairs in the carport. I took this neat picture of the lighting striking on the other side of our house out in the country.Not exactly diet related. But F caught his first fish on vacation today! Proud daddy moment!#superachieverSo I got a few steps in at work tonight. Actually I'm still at work and moving! #fitbitMovin! #fitbitThis pic should make any addict happy! I love this coffee and ship it to my door ever year! Organic. From Guatemala!This is how it all started.... the weekend that is. ❤ Enjoy your weekend friends. Do something you keep putting off. You know you want to do it. So here's the push! Get it movin over there! ☺F's first day of real school! He was so excited to go! #5k #prouddaddy!Out of my element this early morning! 😂 Today I'm a Beverage Cart Attendant! So so important! 😎 The wife and I are volunteering at a golf tournament. For the Love of a Paw! Which is a rescue for cats that we are involved with. ❤New member to the family. This is Laney Gray!She's PUUUURfect! ❤ she is also a rescue!All take any prayers you want to send my way! F talked me into roller skating at the skate rink. "It's like riding a bike!" Not even close! 3 successful laps and heart rate of 120! I'm literally putting around. You need so many stabilizer muscles to wake up. It's been well over 20+ years!Oh My! F talked me into roller skating! 20+ years later... You can toss the "it's like riding a bike!" Out the window. Stabilizer muscles are like WTH! 3 successful laps and I'm still kicking! Prayers if ya got em!Fun times! I really can not believe I waited so long to go back skating. I use to be pretty decent on my skates! Great memories! Holding F's hand and taking cautious laps was the best! Couldn't wear my hat on the floor! Must be GANG related. I told em that's not my life no mo! 😎✊I've lost 8.6 pounds this week and I feel great. Then this is dropped into my lap at work. I said no thanks!#cleaneatingGrilled happiness! Asparagus, onions, mushrooms and steak! The small plate in the front is F's. Getting him to try other things so he isn't so picky.Carving foam pumpkins and making glasses for him. Birthday month... SHhhhhh. Never in my life have I said that phrase before! Does my pumpkin look rather smart with his spectacles?It's my birthday!!! Whoop whoop!!! Happy to be sharing it with my Spark fam!!! The big 46!!!
.....now back to bed! Night ya'll! ❤Ok one more pic with my lil buddy FW! We took a selfie at a fundraiser we were involved in.Laney Gray helped with the dishes, sorta. 😒No exercise right now. Only time for love and snuggles with Frost! Enjoy the weekend!We've had Frost since he was a couple weeks old. He has a great personality for a kitty! He takes horrible pictures just like his daddy, hehe.The house that purrs! 3 are fosters. Pearl, cotton, and Buffy. But the rest belong to us. Missing from the pick is Laney Gray and Tiny.F and I cut down our Christmas tree! Hehe! He won't let me limb it though. 🙄 He wants to play on it. 6 year olds!Tell me you didn't smile when you saw this plate. Do not follow my lead by no means.Clemson Tigers!!! Represent!!! ❤Enjoyed some grilled everything tonight. Mushrooms, asparagus, onions, chicken and homemade coleslaw.I need somebody to tell me it's Monday! It has to be... right? It wouldn't have anything to do with adding a banana, ice, and peanut butter past the fill line. 😑
Smoothie skills are slipping from none use!Late night movie with the wife. Frosty Mack and Tiny are snuggled in for the night.Mmmm, steaks in a butter jacuzzi! #keto I'm back and I've missed you my lifestyle! Dropped 7 pounds this week. Whoot whoot! With a touch of carnivore. Stay 🍴😁👍I might be laying in this hospital bed for 4 hours waiting on surgery. But I will be rocking these yeller fellers! Darn you can't see my lovely yellow socks.I know it's a pretty hot pic but plz contain yourself! I can't wait to heal up and get back to exercise! Throwing my love to you all!!!One of my home care nurses! Tiny claiming her daddy and giving therapeutic lap love!
I might try some light exercise tomorrow!First... DON'T RUN! This is homemade palak paneer. My wife made the paneer first in her Instant Pot. It's pretty darn tasty! It is over cauliflower rice. F is eating it too! Whaa who is this kid?I really couldn't sleep without your hand over my mouth. Much better! ❤ I love in the middle of the night he randomly starts laughing. I just start laughing too. I'm sure he appreciates my humor.This is going down! I know if I post a pic there will be questions and expectations. Attempting my first keto cheesecake. I'm a snob when it comes to cheesecake so the review will be honest!Almost time to put the keto cheesecake in the oven!!! The batter taste delicious! I had to run F's cat Mabel off the bowl of batter. Cats! They know greatness.Posted a photoOutside getting some much needed fresh air and exercise. Somebody I know successfully managed to ride his bike without training wheels today. Molly even witnessed it! ❤Proud daddy moment! F (at times) can be so negative when he can't master something instantly. But pounding some positivity into that little skull seems to have helped him with his training wheel issue.His and hers! Can you tell who lives a simple life? Been thinking about this all day long sorta. 😋First time trying to hem the length of cargo pants. I think they turned out decent. I hemmed them up by a 1/2 " @TIGERSEYEHEARTShe loves her daddy! Got some great exercise riding my mountain bike all over the yard with F today. He said he can't wait to ride today. ❤I'm at it again! We baking! Don't mind the thermals I slept in last night but they make the transition to outside easier playing with F. Plus they're hella comfy.2nd Keto cheesecake. This one didn't crack. Midway through the baking process I topped off the water level in the bain-marie. Thanks for educating me @AMYINTHEWILD
The only surface defects resulted from my two big thumbs making indentions.#BeforeAndAfter
Kinda happy about this. When I stay on course and within my lifestyle these 34's fit just right! Keep on the grind people. Progress happens with consistency. ❤ y'all!Is that better @LAPPEROO I was ready to cut burly Dave off. Nice change from growing it wild. Last day for me! Then next week all be training on 1st shift for a few weeks.Do you think Frosty Mack knows what's going on in there? Eating this every week and still losing? I'm ALL in! ☺So I walked in to this cute display of affection on Valentine's Day. She's a keeper! ❤❤❤Nope, no OCD in this house! The queen is working her magic in the kitchen. She's not even weighing these jokers.I think I may have found my calling. No cracks and a nice golden brown top! 😃❤🤔Kinda pretty! Number 3 under my belt!I never get steps like this on a weekend. So you know I was hauling some tail! I had sore muscles before I left so all be popping some Ibuprofen! Going back tomorrow for some more exercise!I was curious what my heart rate looked like compared to today's none stop yard work.
Feb 2-nothing really physical done. Lazy Saturday.
Feb 16- 6 hours of really physical labor.
I'm a data junky, lol!Y'all poor Tiny wasn't feeling Thursday. 😂Early morning sewing repair of work gloves and baking a birthday cheesecake for my MIL! Today's her birthday. We will celebrate after church!
Happy Sunday to everyone!#BeforeAndAfter Not your typical cat. Frost a.k.a Frosty Mack uses the hardware as ladder rungs. I can picture him maneuvering through a submarine hull when he climbs up the island.We're going to miss our little Pepper. She stayed sick off and on. This is my favorite pic of her. She looks like a stuffed animal. She would steal food off your plate and growl like a mad dog, haha! She loved to be held. She died on my chest snuggling with daddy. I gave her praise and purred like a big daddy kitty. ❤Tiny is not too happy about sharing this lap. She bit poor Frosty Mack on the ear so he got the picture. Haha! 🐱🐱Happy Saturday friends. I hope you're enjoying your free time. I'm out checking my garden. My Fuller is growing so well! 😋Hanging out with dad. Hopefully soon he'll be moved to a long term care facility for 100 days of physical therapy! Thanks for all the prayers! ❤ y'all!Be honest... is my salad too big? I just kept adding items. It was all so fun! 😂 I had to upgrade my salad bowl several times.Happy FriYAY everyone! Be productive or relax this weekend! Tiny is teaching yoga to any cat that will pay attention. 😊F and I are planting flowers and getting plenty of vitamin D this weekend. Actually we're reclaiming some acreage that nature has taken from us. Plus removing some massive tree stumps! Landscaping fun! 🚜
Disclaimer: (flowers aren't our jam)
😋 Making great memories!When you change a few habits you might be surprised at the results!
-Readjusting my portion size to a realistic serving.
-Eating slower (it's not a race)
-Realizing you don't have to participate in every food moment just because others may be eating nearby.
In the last 16 days I have dropped 10.4 pounds with the above practices along with my IF of 18/6
Feeling in control and feeling really good.Tonight's dinner was a combination of grilled chicken, steak and veggies. We meal prepped for the week.It's an FW update! He's enjoying being 7. Loves to read and do math. We're at the beach right now. He has been to this particular beach one other time. Cracking us up. F is acting like it's the first time he's ever been to any beach. 😄7:00 am never looked so beautiful!I would like to introduce you to Tilly! She is a rescue and new addition to our family. At 8 weeks old she was found in a crop field. Her little eyes were infected really bad and himeriging. She has since had surgery to remove both eyes and is doing so well!
She is living her best life and you wouldn't believe she is blind....
There is no obstical you can't overcome people. ❤#BeforeAndAfter Ok one more pic of Tilly. She is sleeping on the back of Mabel's neck. Meyow!If you want to feel a 100% better instantly! Walk right passed the wall of process garbage in your place of work. I have felt so much better since I started taking my own advice. 😃Hemming F's football jersey that he wears to celebrate his school team! Getting it done! @TIGERSEYEHEART
#noboundariesI guess will try for an early morning workout. I'm kinda catted in. 😄
Listening to a lovely thunderstorm that's passing through and the occasional wife snoring sounds. 🥱❤Some healthy chicken, steak and veggies (mushrooms, green peppers, asparagus, red onions) were made over charcoal.
Loving my simple life. Feeling grateful. ❤You just might think this is ART! But you'd be wrong it is in fact ACTIVITY! I turned on my Charge 3 walking exercise. The dot at the top is where I typically work. But I have to walk to many other areas. This is only recorded for 3 hours. I'm doing this for 10.5 hours every night I work which has been 5 days. I normally work 4 days. Crazy!Breakfast of this champion! Going in to work for 2 days of OT. So all have Sunday for my weekend. All pack all the fun into Funday Sunday! 😃Why does a burrito fit so perfectly in your hand? 🙂 There's some calories in this baby but I think I've earned it with 60 hours of work and constantly walking on concrete.F wanted to be in the pic with the grilled veggies.There's more than one way to get your fruit in. The tough decision was what to drive while eating this? The 5 speed truck or the automatic Honda?
Went with the truck. All be putting brakes on the Honda Sunday. Bucket list checked off. 😄 Coffee and caramel! Why not!Holding it down and fueling the body with some homemade vegetable soup! Thanks wifey! You always spoil my stomach. 😆Gearing up for trick or treating . This is by no means a dramatic weight loss picture but... I am sitting at 214! Which is 2 pounds above my high school weight.
Take note of the Van's. They were cool in the 6th grade. Same cool in 2019! Favorite 36" Levi's and a moth beaten or eaten t-shirt. I also had to run and catch up to F who left his mind sitting on the counter at home while hunting candy in C-town.#BeforeAndAfter My little 7 year old werewolf and his spoils! So how many of you turned your phone 45 degrees to look at the candy? F managed to score a full sized Hershey's almond bar! We had a huge rain band with wind come through town. At 7:10 Halloween was shut down! 🌞⛅🌬🌩🌧🌪🌂☔🌊Just walked in the house from work at 5:00am. This is the current temp in my town. It may be 10 degrees warmer in the shop. Doesn't matter, I want this exercise too bad! I will get this exercise!
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hersmotivatesmePost 5:00am work out meal. Grilled steak and chicken with veggies.#cleaneating
Don't you judge the cleanliness of my microwave! 😋Passed on cake and ice cream. Oh and the pizza served before it. Continued steady and true on my fast! #justsaidnoNot my best idea of the day. But I decided to make 4 cups at once in the French press. 2 cups saved for a later experiment. That being cold black coffee blended with ice to start a "clean fast"
I'm not even sure if all survive when I try black coffee. But will see! If I should go for long periods of not posting see to it F hets my French press. He loves helping me make coffee. 😄📈💀🖐Mabel doing her tiger impression! I think she's got it down. Actually it might have been a yawn.
Either way be the tiger or tigress and go after what you want in life! 🐅So I have been hitting this plateau around 215 or at least 220 when I manage to do my lifestyle right. I stopped grazing on nuts, (pecans, walnuts, cashews) I was eating large quantities. I still enjoy them but in smaller quantities. But when I stick to my routine of IF progress always happens. #keto #IF #icandothisShe will follow her daddy anywhere to snuggle. She even gets mad and grumpy if you do not give her enough sleepy snuggle time. ❤
L❤ve your little family critters. They enjoy us as much as we enjoy their company.Ahhh dinner is served at 5:30am. A bed of mashed sweet potatoes with homemade beef stew! For dessert a honeycrisp apple I have never combined the two foods but it's pretty amazing to my tastebuds.
#foodmixer #healthyeatsWhat's your choice going to be? Everyone makes their own choice daily. Everytime a utensil travels to your mouth. This is a coworker's plate. I'm fasting and feel in complete control. I have the power and food no longer affects my decision.
Quote of the night from a coworker...
"If it's free I'm eating!"
Such a skewed way to look at it. 😄
Make calculated choices people! You're the end result. ❤
#justsaidnoI know how this roller coaster ends! Stay true to yourself and be disciplined. I will see those abs this year. Starting weight was 258.6 #seeingisbelievingConcentrating on how to get out of checkmate. 😄
#metimeDinner for ONE! So I passed on going to a birthday party which had Papa John's pizza with cake and ice cream. But the wife brought back some cake. I knew it wouldn't be worth it. But eventually ate a piece. I was right it wasn't. #notopizza #justsaidnoCatching two Thanksgivings function within 5 hours is tough! I decided to break my fast for the day. Simple because some of the people may not be here next year. 😇 I'm so stuffed I feel like I belong on a pan in the oven myself. Tomorrow I will be right back on course.If you think kids are bad you should experience a cat with anger and jealousy issues! Tiny will come in the room and sit right next to you and ignore you. 🐈😒 Usually because you won't come tuck with her in bed fast enough for her likens. She destroys TP rolls which are usually contained to the bathroom. But lately they have made it up on top of the master bed. She has even managed to snatch the TP holder off of the wall. Had to reattach it this morning. #wheredidigowrong 🐈😒Ok I think we have received all the rain we needed for a while. The line I drew is where the pond bank is. Man if the temps were colder we would have the best snowfall. #ineedaboatMaking memories! I made homemade pizza. Prepared the dough in our bread machine. Used string cheese in the crust. 2 layer pepperoni lovers! Should make some smiles tonight. Merry Christmas Eve everyone!What did the cats get for Christmas? My wife's new office chair. Frost on the left. Smores (new addition in the middle). And Tilly on the right, (completely blind).F and I are starting to work off daddy's 15 pounds of holiday gains! So fun making them but time to drop them off! F snapped the pic with the stylis from my phone. ❤
#moveitMost are starting their new revised health for 2020. I'm tinkering with my favorite and unexpected Christmas gift! Sewing repairs with my new Heavy Duty Singer! In my favorite color grey! Pocket repair on my favorite jeans, which use to be dark blue, lol.
@TIGERSEYEHEART hope you found some time to sew or create. Happy New Years!17.2 is where I peaked at holiday weight. Today I'm back to work after a lovely 15 days off. Time to get serious and make this number disappear. Also time to stop the diet sodas.. again!
2020 you are mine! Good luck to all of my Spark Family members. We are all capable of this. Start somewhere and repeat good habits. ❤Happy sunday everyone! I as usual couldn't sleep so I sewed instead! I looked up a video and made a small pouch. I used old work pants material for the outside and a light grey material for the liner. Plus I have never sewn a zipper until now.Making my Friday productive! Having more fun with a sewing machine than any man will ever admit in public. Favorite jean pocket repair from my EDC pocket knife. I used grey thread instead of the yellow/gold thread. Figured the repair would blend in better. 😁
#sewsomething #smilingalldaylongMy pride and joy right there! I feel so blessed to be a part of F's life! He brings me great happiness even when he's merely sleeping.
#innerpeaceJust a little humor for my Spark friends. I'm definitely on this bus! But I'm still ridin!!! 🤪🤣😍😋
#justdoodling #nothingtoseehereYET #stillpositive #getyoursketchonPretty excited! This would be my first hem where you keep the original seam but actually cut out the material in the middle. Like no going back baby! ✂️I was being pretty productive until I sat down. Smores ran up on me and plopped down. She's a plopper. What are you gonna do? She has talked me into a nap.I'm still here but I've been on the wrong road since Thanksgiving and I was driving! Today I'm going to refocus. Start over and see if I can get this vehicle turned around. Still enjoy seeing all of the progress pics! It helps keep me coming back to my Spark fam.2 days no sodas. No fast food. No cafeteria at work...until tonight. Only purchased 2 waters. Small victories right?! Going to do this!We've been busy! Tonight we started making mask for the health care providers. F modeled his very own mask. I told him to give me the look. Haha! 😄
#nottodaycoronavirusEarlier in the day we worked at our rescue. I worked on the outside catio building a mini picket fence with hardware cloth wall to divide the catio into sections. The wife cleaned, scooped and fed over 90 cats and kitties. Love your animals! They love us!With a wacky sleep schedule I'm often looking out the window if I see the floods lights have been triggered. Protecting my flock! Usually it's a cat or opossum to blame. But at 3:00am it's a deer with the munchies. Haha! 😄 I had to tap the window to get the deer's attention.Laney Grey is doing her best with social distancing. In the first pic she is clearly active. 2nd pic... not so active. 😀 This is an excellent example of my weekends lately.How I felt leaving for work the other day This is Moose, an outside rescue failure. We're both trying to self motivate. 😄😸In 8 days I will have an 8 year old. He is teaching me how to play dominoes. Should my head be hurting like this? Haha! 🤪My dominoes instructor.Some times you just don't feel like sharing. ❤ -ing all the kitties! Yard work will have to wait i have a more pressing task.