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Shrimp tempura (deep fried shrimp) #deliciousdailymoment #portioncontrolBreakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese (from this morning). I love having these for breakfast! #deliciousdailymoment #portioncontrolA hot cup of coffee to start my day off #deliciousdailymomentCoffee flavored Greek yogurt (160 calories). These are delicious!Starbucks bottled light frappuccino
#deliciousdailymoment2 tacos from Jack in the Box for dinner
(172 calories each)
(344 calories altogether)
#deliciousdailymoment #portioncontrolPosted a photoPosted a photoInspirationThis is my what my Dad looked like in 2010 and what my Dad looks like now. He has come a long way. I'm so proud of him! And yes, the girl with that tiny waist is ME! Any comments you post I will read to my DadRodeo burger and chicken nuggets from Burger King for dinner #deliciousdailymomentChinese food for dinner.
Sesame chicken & chowmeinDon't take this post too seriously. I'm still losing weight. This is supposed to be a joke. Although, there was a point in time when I actually did feel this way. I'm sure most of you can also relatePosted a photoBeef gordita supreme from Taco Bell
#deliciousdailymoment #portioncontrolThese are so delicious and they are only 25 calories for one cup!
Hello SeptemberA chicken taco that my Dad made for me with chicken, cheese, and salsa.Made by me 🍁🎃🍂Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoAnother Autumn collage I made
🍂🎃🍁I felt like you guys needed to hear thisPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoAnother Autumn collage I made
🍂🎃🍁My sweet girl. Her name is Anna.Posted a photoChipotle chicken enchiladas, refried beans, and rice. Celebrating with Mexican food for my stepmom's birthday.My Dad and Stepmom outside of Chevy's restaurant celebrating my Stepmom's 57th birthday.Tacos from Chicken Express with chicken, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. (200 calories each)
#deliciousdailymomentPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoMy Dad and I last Saturday outside of Chevy's restaurant. We were celebrating my Stepmom's birthday.Posted a photoPosted a photoAutumn animals collage 🍂🎃🍁
(Made by me)We don't get any snow in California but the rest sounds amazing! Fall starts tomorrow! It's time to reorganize your closets/dressers and break out all your sweaters, hoodies, boots, hats, and scarves. New seasons lead to new beginnings!LolGoodbye Summer... Hello Fall!
Happy first day of Autumn everyone!
🍁🎃🍂Homemade chicken noodle soup
(with noodles, carrots, celery, rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, and pepper) to celebrate the first day of Fall!Here's a funny picture of a squirrel doing yoga. Life is all about balance. LOL!Posted a photoFeeling happy that my health horoscope is so positive today! I'm a Capricorn. What is your zodiac sign?Posted a photoPosted a photoAn Autumn collage I made 🍁🎃🍂LOLYes!Posted a photoThis is so cute!Posted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoPosted a photoLight key lime pie yogurt with granola
#deliciousdailymomentMe in 2016 and me now! Do you see a difference?I know the 1st of October was yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post.This totally used to be me. LOL.These are the type of foods that you should and shouldn't give to your dogs.LOL!For all you Disney fans.Do you agree? Does your dog jump around when you come home?. Your dog will always be by your side, through the good times and bad times.Press the 'like' button if you would do the same for your pets. My Stepmom and I went out for sushi and went shopping yesterday. My lunch yesterday. Sushi! It was sooo good. Yesterday at the Yo Sushi restaraunt. Love this! This is so cute! A cute top I bought yesterday that's too small for me to motivate me to lose more weight so I can fit into it. Goodnight everyone.I hope this brightens your day!Love yourself! Try to see the good in every situation, no matter how hard you have to look for it.HahaSo mac and cheese donuts are a thing now. Yum or yuck? I am officially 50 pounds down from 228 pounds! I'm 178 pounds now, and have 28 pounds left to go! Dogs are good at sensing people's emotions and moods. Your dog will always be there to comfort you with cuddles whenever you are feeling down.Just hang in there and in the end you'll be glad you did.This is such a powerful and positive message.Wake up everyday and celebrate your strength!Your past is part of who you are because your past is how you got to where you are today.I LOVE iced mochas! Goodnight.Life is like baseball...Autumn collage (made by me).Chocolate almond coconut smoothie bowl. (Not my creation).Chocolate hazelnut smoothie bowl. (Not my creation).Rainbow pancakes. (Not my creation).Quote written by me! Quote written by me! Repeat this to yourself when you feel like turning to food for comfort. Quote written by me. I want to try this sometimes. I love frosties!Made by me. ðŸTortellini with chicken, peas, and pesto sauce. The pasta may be high in carbs but the chicken and peas are high in protein! Happy National Pasta Day everyone! Everyone comment what your dog's name is! My dog's name is Annastasia (Anna for short). (The dog in the pic isn't mine).I did this a few years ago.Happy Wednesday! You are unstoppable. Nothing and no one can keep you from achieving your goals.A rainbow zebra that I colored online. It was fun. It took a lot of patience. If you ever have any free time, I would suggest using a coloring book app if you haven't tried it before. It's very therapeutic and relaxing.I am NOT eating them, I am just smelling them. Bedroom goals.Happy Sunday!Can you relate?Posted a photoPosted a photoMy breakfast this morning. Scrambled eggs with sausage and cheese. Now I'm enjoying a cup of coffee with some French Vanilla creamer. Happy Monday! My ring that my Mom gave me. I think it used to belong to my Grandma but I'm not sure. I can currently fit it on my pinky finger, but I'm hoping I'll be able to fit it on my ring finger once I reach my goal weight! Autumn animals (made by me)Autumn collage made by me Halloween is getting closer! Made by me 🎃Love how my horoscope is so on point today. "Focus on your goals and everything will happen as planned." These words were much needed today. This college was made by me (but I didn't make the treats)You know you're special when there are slippers named after you.There's a place in New York that serves mini servings of food like in these pictures. Great for portion control! Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have fun and don't eat too much candy! LOL! I made this collage, but the sweets were not made by me. Collage made by meGoodbye October. Hello November! Fresh new month, fresh new start! I feel like I did a perfect job on my nails. ðŸ’…ðŸ»âœ¨ðŸ’«What a great horoscope today! It says I'm taking my decisions seriously, and that I will make progress in achieving what I have planned! Such a positive message. This is just what I needed to hear today. 52 days until Christmas! I can't wait!That better be some good ice-cream for $25,000! LOL!Wearing fuzzy socks (because my feet were cold) and new slippers.Just like almost everyone, I tend to always find and pick out certain flaws about myself or find a way or excuse to always be way too hard on myself. When I read my horoscope earlier, I just thought to myself, "No, no one is going to notice anything or say something". Then my Dad comes over, and, surprise! He tells me how skinny and good I'm looking. The stars and the universe is trying to send me a sign that working out at home since September is starting to pay off! I'm not exactly alone because I have my family supporting me along my journey, but I know there are some of you out there that may be able to relate to this...Always help someone. And if you can't help them, atleast don't hurt them...Yes.Swedish meatballs for lunch earlier that my Dad made for me.I got a package today from my Mom. She said she feels bad for not seeing me for such a long time that she was hoping this would make up for it. She knows I love jewelry so she sent me a bunch of jewelry, a card, and some old family photos. This definitely made my day! I have to call her soon and thank her for all my gifts.I love the rain. It's so relaxing. Collage made by me.Collage made by me.Collage made by me.I dress up because I love looking and feeling like a princess. I used a coloring app to color this. It's super cold this morning in California.My health horoscope read my mind today. I'll admit that I have been lowkey stressing out about getting older (I'm 25). I just need to try to tell myself that the future ahead is bright and life will only get better within time. "Aging is inevitable and impossible to stop." So instead of worrying about how old we are or how old we will be, we should try to embrace it instead and realize that every day we wake up in the morning is a blessing and a gift.My daily horoscope is on point today! "Maybe a good laugh will do you, your friends and family a world of good and your health." My family and I were joking around and sharing a few laughs together this morning while having coffee together, and then I read this.Happy Monday. My goal this week is to work hard on my diet everyday this week until Thursday and take a little break on Thanksgiving. Then once that's over, I want to keep trying my best up until Christmas. Then get back to work on my diet right after Christmas. I feel like these are pretty realistic goals I'm setting. What are your goals for this week and the rest of November?Just so you know...Just wanted to let you know...I need to start eating more bananas! Be that girl! I try to think more positive thoughts rather than negative ones, because I know regretting, stressing out, and worrying about the past and things I can't change won't do me any good. Today is the day I'm taking back my happiness. Found a picture on the internet of this beautiful sand castle. (I didn't make this).Earlier this morning my Dad told me I look pretty! It's not the first time he has said that either. Definitely made my day! Exactly.Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! Who is excited for tomorrow? The sky today in California. I won 25 SparkPoints today! I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! My family and I have rotisserie chicken instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. Here's a picture from last night. On my plate - rotisserie chicken, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, and homemade mashed potatoes.Collage made by me. Collage made by me. Collage made by me. (The treats are not my creation).To be healthier and more fit.LOL. I found this picture but I'm the one who added the text. Hope all of you get a good laugh or chuckle from this.Do you agree? (Cats are included).Get ready guys! Tomorrow is a new month and the only month left of this year. That means I have one month left to get my act together before turning the page to this new year and new journey. Lets make it count and try our best! Goodbye November,
Hello December. Whenever you are going through a rough time, remind yourself it could always be worst. While you may not be completely satisfied with your life, someone else out there wishes and dreams of living your life.I got lucky! I won 100 SparkPoints today! Yup... lol.My Dad brought me some donuts for breakfast this morning. I tore off a piece of each donut and shared them with him. I don't eat donuts very often so this was a special treat for me. (By the way, my Dad didn't buy the little donut hole. The lady working at the donut shop gave it to him for free).A shoutout to all you coffee drinkers! Do you drink coffee to wake you up, or do you drink it because you like the taste? Or both? I drink coffee because I like the way it tastes.I just recently found out about bacon s'mores. Yum or yuck?I just realized something. I managed to exercise AND stay within my calorie range every day this week. That's something to be proud of! I've been trying really hard lately. Here's a health horoscope (for me) and all you Capricorns out there. Never be too hard on yourself, talk badly about yourself, belittle yourself, or disrespect yourself. These are things I have to remind myself everyday. Instead of pointing out anything negative look for the positive instead, and always take pride in who you are. Everyone wants others to be proud of them, but they are missing the fact that what is most important is being proud of yourself.Those baby steps are all going to add up one day sooner than later. Don't give up now, you've come too far.
-Note to self-Dont worry or stress too much. Whatever needs to happen was meant to happen. Trust the universe. Sit back and let it create magical opportunities for you. A door is bound to be open for you. What you manifest, you attract. If you think positively you will attract that kind of energy in return.Decide to enjoy the journey and appreciate the effort you are making instead of stressing on not already reaching your destination. When you feel like giving up, hope whispers "try it one more time".Life is too short to be lived angry and bitter. And don't take life for granted. Every second, minute, and hour is precious. Every day, week, month, and year is a gift. Treat it that way. If you get upset over every little thing, one day you will regret wasting your energy and time on it when you could have just been happy.Let those mistakes and slip ups inspire you to jump back on the wagon quicker and even stronger this time! Your struggles and challenges are what make you the most beautiful. You could never become a rainbow without rain.You can look for and find a lesson attached within almost anything. When life knocks you down, you can decide to let or not let it keep you down. We all have struggles but whether we let those problems overcome us is up to us.Don't let frivolous words that spew out of people's mouths bother you. Ignore it, move on, and just go about the rest of your day. You'll realize that you are much happier when you can learn to brush off foolish things that people say to you or about you.A Christmas collage made by me. (These photos are not mine. I found them online.) ðŸŽ„â›„ï¸âœ¨Goodnight everyone... try to stay warm and cozy tonight. Sweet dreams.A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) ðŸŽ„â›„ï¸My lunch yesterday. Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and butter from IHOP. There were 3 pancakes but I only ate 2.A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â›„ï¸ðŸŽ„Click the heart button if you survived without sweets and junk food today.Happy Tuesday everyone! A Christmas collage made by me. (The cookies are not my creation. I found these pictures online.) â„ï¸ðŸŽ„â›„ï¸A strong person will keep going no matter how hard life tries to drag them down. You may not feel your best, but keep pushing anyway.I need to remind myself of this whenever I start dwelling on the past too much. Fretting about yesterday's mistakes is so draining and exhausting. It can't be healthy.Keep your heads up and stand tall, you will make it through this! Don't spend too much of your time regretting your mistakes, because in the real world you're bound to fall down a few times no matter what. It's inevitable, so don't stress on it too much. Exactly. I just bought some new clothes too! I found this picture online. I found this picture online. Comment or click like (or both) if you can feel something good is coming your way soon.I'm a lover of photographs and photography. There is just something so beautiful about capturing a moment in time through the lens on a camera.It usually takes me atleast a couple hours to fall asleep at night. Happy Wednesday everyone! A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸ðŸŽ„â›„ï¸Haha.Happy Thursday everyone! I love this quote. Does this sound like fun to you?LOL.Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend! I'm enjoying my last few days of being young and 25. My birthday is in January. A Christmas collage made by me. (These photos are not mine. I found them online.) â›„ï¸ðŸŽ„â„ï¸ðŸŽ…ðŸ»No matter how good of a person you are, haters will always look for any little thing they can to try and make you look bad.Certain people cross your path because they will either be a blessing or a lesson in your life...Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all have a great day! A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸â›„ï¸â„ï¸Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all have a great week ahead! Some of my Christmas decorations. Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter! Happy first day of Winter everyone! After tonight there's only 4 more days until Christmas. Goodnight everyone! Sweet dreams.Some kids out there don't even have one present to unwrap this Christmas, so be thankful.A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸ðŸ’™â˜ƒï¸ðŸ’™â„ï¸A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸â˜ƒï¸â„ï¸A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸â˜ƒï¸â„ï¸A Christmas collage made by me. (These pictures are not mine. I found them online.) â„ï¸â˜ƒï¸â„ï¸Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Last night I went to my Dad's house and wrapped presents, listened to Christmas music, drank eggnog with nutmeg, and ate s'mores and gingerbread cookies. We are celebrating Christmas today because my Stepmom has to work tomorrow. We plan on making more cookies and hot cocoa instead of eggnog this time.Merry Christmas everyone! â¤ï¸ðŸ’šâ¤ï¸ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„ðŸŽâ˜ƒï¸â„ï
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¸Merry Christmas from my family to yours! â¤ï¸My baby with her reindeer antlers on. Some of the presents my family gave me for Christmas. I love my new hoodie, my new scarf, and my new warm and cozy princess slippers.The colors of my new scarf are so pretty. One of the Christmas presents my family gave me. Yay! Can't wait to start using it. Me showing off the new scale I was given for Christmas. My Christmas dinner. Ham with pineapple, green bean casserole, and scalloped potatoes. Ham with pineapple. Before and after. Christmas 2016 and Christmas 2017. â¤ï¸To those of you who are just starting out, you have a lot of thinking to do these next couple of days. Committing to a new lifestyle is a very serious decision to make, and first you have to be honest with yourself about why you want to lose weight and exactly what you are willing to do to make that happen. Now is the best time to start planning ahead. Best of luck to you all!This picture was taken 2 years before I was born. I want to buy a fake mermaid tail and do a photoshoot like this on the beach! This is definitely true.Life is like an hourglass, you will eventually run out of time...Can you believe that your current circumstances/present moment, were once a past thought manifested?Such a sad concept but so unfortunately and inevitably true.I agree with the fact that you should celebrate your own personal victories, but I disagree with the second part of this quote. We all have our different struggles, but something we have in common is we are all on the same path and in this together. We may have different goals, but we all have the same destination. So yes, we DO all understand what it takes to accomplish personal victories, because we've done it ourselves!Love this. All of us are constantly pointing out our own flaws and imperfections, but how often do we embrace and search for everything that is beautiful and breathtaking about us? Everyone is special in their own magical little kind of way, no one can be you, and that is your superpower. I have already given you one positive thing to reflect on about yourself, but you will decide the rest. So for this New Year, put it out into the universe, tell everyone what you love about yourself. Ready... set... GO.Happy New Year's Eve! I wish all of you happiness, serenity, good health, strength, and positive vibes. What are your resolutions for the New Year? My goals are to lose 30 pounds and set aside and save a little money everyday for a year. I even already started saving today.Goodbye December, Hello January! And Happy 2018! I'm turning 26 on the 12th this month. I've just recently realized how cool it is to a have my birthday in January, right after New Year's! Good morning and happy Saturday everyone! Have a great day! It's my birthday in 6 days! I am definitely plan on indulging. I am having two birthday parties this month at my Dad and Stepmom's house. They let me order some things online that haven't arrived yet, so we want to wait until the presents to get here to have birthday cake. Tomorrow we are going to do a little bit of celebrating but we haven't decide what we're having yet. Either icecream, chocolate pie, or gingerbread cookies. So hard to choose! Sipping coffee and listening to the peaceful rain on this beautiful Monday morning. â¤ï¸It's crazy how relevant this quote is to me! In 2012, I decided I wanted to lose weight but did not reach my goal until 2014. In 2015, I gained all the weight that I had lost back, and then decided to try to start losing weight again in 2016 and was successful. For 2018 I want to reach my goal that I feel like I should have already accomplished by 2017.I've come a long way! A total of a 51 pound loss. The left picture was taken in June 2016, and the picture on the right was just taken yesterday. I'm rocking a size large top and size 17 shorts! My Dad says I look much happier in the after picture.Out to lunch earlier today at an Indian food buffet with my Dad. â¤ï¸Indian food for lunch today. Mmmm soo good.Chicken burrito with Spanish rice, refried beans, and Pico De Gallo from Chicken Express for dinner tonight. For the first time in 4 years I am finally beginning to feel attractive and comfortable in my own skin again.My Grandma on the beach when she was younger. She looked like Marilyn Monroe! â¤ï¸I always try be positive and look on the bright side of things, even when I'm feeling down, and that's important.Some of my favorite quotes.Me with my birthday pie. My chocolate birthday pie.A piece of chocolate silk pie and a glass of almond milk. My birthday breakfast yesterday. My little vision board. It took me 5 hours to create. Another Spark member actually inspired me to make this. I love the way my neat handwriting looks!Last night. My Dad and I went out for lunch at an Indian restaurant again. We had fun and I love spending time with him. â¤ï¸My dinner last night that my Dad made. Chicken and onion enchiladas with verde sauce and Monterey Jack cheese, and sour cream and avacado. My family and I celebrated my birthday with another party last night.All the presents my parents got for me.Opening birthday presents. My Dad lighting the candles on my birthday cake. My chocolate birthday cake. Me with my birthday cake. My Dad and I.Omg so cute. Lol. Exactly.LOVE this! ðŸ’œEvery night when I lay down to go to sleep, I visualize what I'll look like after I reach my goals, and what kind of outfits I want to wear in the future. Right now I'm working on turning these daydreams into reality! Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here! Take a moment this morning to think about these 4 questions. What do you want most in life? How can you improve? What makes you happy? What are you grateful for? Feel free to write your answers in the comments.My Dad is my best friend, and almost every morning we sit in the living room and talk while we sip our coffee. It's one of our little family traditions. Drove to San Francisco with my Dad this morning for breakfast. Just got back. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! People are meant to cross our paths for a reason. They will either be a lesson or a blessing in your life, but that is up to fate to decide. I choose to only manifest positive vibes and thoughts into this universe. Negativity is not an option.I may not be where I want to be, but far from where I used to be. So I am grateful for all that I have achieved so far, and all that I have yet to accomplish. I didn't come this far to only come this far. Everything will come to me when it is meant to. Keep fighting and never give up. Be patient and trust your journey. Sometimes it's the hardest climb that leads to the most beautiful destination. Transformation Tuesday.
(Before and After.) This is for anyone who has received any kind of negativity from others regarding your weight loss. Now you know why they are trying to bring you down, it's because they're so upset that they can't accomplish their own goals that they feel the need to try and put yours down.Homemade rice krispy treats with peanut butter that my Stepmom made for me. ðŸ’•According to this I'm an angel. Lol. Which one are you? Goodbye January,
Hello February! A new month means a fresh start and new beginnings! Flashback Friday. This picture was taken in 2010 or 2011. I was 18 or 19 years old. I wouldn't mind looking like this again! I want to try doing yoga on the beach some day! Has anyone ever tried it or want to try it? Do it for yourself, but also do it for the "Holy sh!t you got hot!"Lol.Gingerbread cookies that my Stepmom made with a glass of Almond Milk. I know gingerbread cookies are for Christmas time, but my family and I love them so much that we have them all year round. (Don't worry, I didn't eat all of the cookies on the plate. I shared them with my Dad and Stepmom.) We are all on a journey, but also on an adventure too. So start exploring! Are you okay with this? So deep and so true. Sometimes we get so busy with life that we don't stop to realize that what we've prayed for all along is actually beginning to happen. Throwback Thursday. This picture was taken in 2008 or 2009. I can and I WILL get this body back. This picture is my motivation. Celebrating National Pizza Day with some combination pizza! Egg and cheese breakfast burritos that my Dad made for me this morning. I am guessing they are around a couple hundred calories each. They are really good though. Transformation Tuesday. Before and after. Even at my heaviest I still managed to keep a smile on my face. The difference between then and now is now it's more real.My Dad and I went out for coffee today for Valentine's Day. â¤ï¸The sky in California today. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day. My Dad treated me to an iced mocha made with almond milk from Starbucks today. I decided I'm not going to eat any candy today because I feel like I've already indulged enough this month.Throwback Thursday. This picture was taken during the Summer of 2014 at the fair. I was 22 years old. This was my treat for Valentine's Day that my Dad bought for me. It's an iced mocha made with almond milk. My favorite kind of drink from Starbucks. They even spelled my name right! I'm proud of myself for not buying any candy!That face you make when your friends or family offer you a cookie and you don't know how to politely say no. Lol.A little inspiration for all of you today... I'm in love with this fun new app that transforms your face into a Hollywood star.Lol. Interesting way to look at it.Yes.Have a happy and healthy Monday everyone! ðŸ’—Figure out what makes you the happiest, and do more of it. Find out what makes you unhappy, and do less of it. Lol. My Dad brought me some California Rolls for lunch today. â¤ï¸I just found out that there is a restaraunt and bowling alley in San Jose (Northern California) that is basically an underwater atmosphere. It's called "Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill". I live in California, so it'd be possible to go if I wanted to!Transformation Tuesday.
Before and After. Happy National Polar Bear Day! Can you see the Polar Bear behind me? This picture was taken at the Zoo back in 2011. I was 19 years old. My weekly health horoscope sounds amazing! ðŸ’œGoodbye February,
Hello March! â¤ï¸ï¸It's a fresh new month full of new possibilities and opportunities! Throwback Thursday.
I felt like a princess in this dress. I have the nicest Dad ever! Look what he surprised me with today! Now to just figure out how I'm going to not get too carried away with these. Lol.This rainbow fruit platter is a great idea for St. Patrick's Day! ðŸðŸŒˆðŸ€â¤ï¸ï¸ðŸ€I want to see this movie called "I Feel Pretty" so bad! The movie will be out in theatres by April 20. The movie is about an ordinary woman who struggles with insecurity and low self esteem, then one day wakes up from a fall and suddenly she believes she is the most beautiful woman on the planet, and unaware that her appearance hasn't changed at all.I feel like I say this a lot, but remember to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the finish line. You will get there when it is meant to be, so take a deep breath, relax, and trust the process. Don't let Winnie the Pooh's innocent look fool you. He can go beastmode too! Happy St. Patrick's Day! ðŸ’šðŸ€ðŸ’šGoodbye Winter, Hello Spring! â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œBread with almond butter. One of my favorite snacks. â¤ï¸A new week, a fresh start! Happy Monday! Happy Easter and first day of April everyone! Have a wonderful day! ðŸ‡ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸ (The picture is not my creation.)Goodbye March, Hello April! Note to self~Sometimes all it takes is a setback to motivate us to try even harder! A new week... a fresh new start! Before and After. May 2016 and March 2018. I still have around 20 pounds to lose, but everyday I am trying to celebrate how far I have come instead of worrying about how far I still have to go. I have more confidence now and my self esteem is getting better everyday. Never give up on your dreams! One day they will become reality. ðŸ˜‰50 minute walk by the marina today with Dad. The weather was in the 70â€™s today so I decided to wear shorts and a tshirt. The sun felt really nice and I took a lot of great pictures. My Dad and I talked while we walked. Today was a really fun day. I enjoyed it. 50 minute walk by the marina today with Dad. The pathway with the shady trees felt really peaceful and calming. I would like to share a victory of mine. Before Dad and I left the house yesterday I asked, â€œHowâ€™s the weather outside, is it nice?â€ â€œYea, you can wear shorts if you want!â€ he replied. So I decided to wear my super cute new size 17 denim shorts. We took a walk down by the waterfront and I am proud to say that I wore my shorts comfortably without my thighs rubbing together the entire time! That is a pretty big victory for me. My Dad even commented that he noticed guys were looking at meI ordered this dress online in a size large for motivation. Iâ€™m hoping I can fit into it and wear it in a couple months. The fortune cookie I got the other day. I need to remember this. French Toast my Dad made me the other day. It was sooo yummy.Goodbye April, Hello May! This is one of my favorite quotes. Spark on! âœ¨Cute new sunglasses I scored from Walmart for only $2. My hair is naturally curly. A new week means a fresh new start! I knew Iâ€™d regret it for the rest of my life if I didnâ€™t make a change. So I decided to take action. Iâ€™m so glad I did. ...Or how about enjoying that cupcake as a treat in moderation and still keeping your goal of getting fit for Summer? Good morning everyone. I am proud to announce that with working hard almost everyday in May, all my hard work has finally paid off and Iâ€™m down 7 pounds since last month! I know it may not seem like much, but slow and steady wins the race right? Iâ€™m super excited because Iâ€™m getting so close to my goal weight! I might even reach it by Summer! Iâ€™ll keep you guys updated. Iâ€™m a total of 67 pounds down with only 11 pounds to go! I hope everyoneâ€™s day is going as good as mine! Goodbye May, Hello June! Summer is on its way! I made this. I crossed out the pour yourself a â€œdrinkâ€ part and changed it to â€œwaterâ€ since I donâ€™t drink.My lunch yesterday. A new week... a fresh new start! Happy Monday! Quitting or failing is no longer an option for me. Iâ€™ve gotten so used to losing weight, so now it has become a habit. My body has become so immune to being healthy that I donâ€™t even consider giving up. I am so strong now that I donâ€™t even think about looking back. Besides, Iâ€™m not going that way. Nothing can break me or stand in my way. I WILL succeed.I completed a 60 minute workout today so I decided to treat myself to a delicious and healthy salad with Ranch dressing, mesquite turkey, cheddar cheese, sunflower seeds, and tortilla strip croutons. These croutons taste way better to me than the square croutons. If youâ€™ve never had them before, give them a try! This could either be a good thing or a bad thing...Today is Monday. That means a new week and a fresh new start! Itâ€™s amazing how much can change in 2 years. #BeforeandAfterMy Dad, Stepmom, and I celebrated my Dadâ€™s birthday with Mexican food. This picture was taken on Sunday.My dinner from Sunday. Chipotle chicken enchiladas, with Spanish rice and refried beans.Starting today we officially have one week left until the first day of Summer guys! Letâ€™s make it count! I love making Summery collages. Brighten someoneâ€™s day and give them a compliment today! Happy Fatherâ€™s Day everyone! I will be spending time with my Dad today. Heâ€™s my best friend and Iâ€™m lucky to have him in my life. Be sure to give your Dad a big hug and tell him you love him. If your Dad is no longer with you, light a candle, listen to some of his favorite songs, cook a meal you both used to love, and look through special photos of him to honor his memory. I hope you find peace and comfort from your memories. Happy Fatherâ€™s Day! ðŸŽ‰â¤ï¸ðŸŽ‰Yes!This is the Worldâ€™s Best Dad trophy that I gave my Dad for Fatherâ€™s Day. I won the first place blue ribbon at the fair years ago for some artwork I did, but I decided to give it to my Dad to go with the trophy.Dad on Fatherâ€™s Day reading the letter I wrote for him. We had green bean casserole and mashed potatoes for Fatherâ€™s Day yesterday. It felt like Thanksgiving! We tried cookie brownies for our first time yesterday. They turned out pretty good! We just had to make something special to celebrate Fatherâ€™s Day.Happy first day of Summer everyone! I made this collage. ðŸŒ´ðŸŒ¸day 90 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 6/27/2018Goodbye June, Hello July! Happy 4th of July everyone! This is my sweet little girl, Annastasia. We call her Anna for short. She is a black lab/Jack Russell terrier mix. She enjoys taking naps, taking walks, water, treats, toys, bones, kibble, canned food, and spending time with her family. She has a lot of energy but likes to sleep a lot too. She is the most loving and loyal dog. She is with me by my side on my journey and is also trying to lose weight.My Dad makes the best French toast! I made an egg, cheese, and avacado burrito on a whole wheat tortilla for my Dad for breakfast. It was so good he wanted seconds! Salmon, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for dinner. Monday. A new week, a fresh new start! Down from a size 20 in shorts to a size 13! Nothing better than Dadâ€™s barbecued chicken! His special ingredient is he made it with love.My Dad got a haircut for the Summer. Salmon patties my Dad made for dinner the other night. Dad cooking. I made chicken & vegetable won ton soup with chicken broth for lunch for my Dad and I today. Heâ€™s sick with a cold right now so the chicken broth is good for him. Itâ€™s super easy to make, all you need is a bag of won tons and 2 cans of chicken broth! These are one of my new favorite snacks. They were on sale - 3 bags for $5. I left the store with only one bag because Iâ€™d be too tempted with 3 of them in the house. The first time i bought these, I ate the whole bag. I will not repeat that mistake again! Iâ€™m being a bit more mindful of my eating now, so whenever I get a craving for these I will only have one serving (22 pieces - 130 calories).Goodbye July, Hello August! Non scale victory #5 - I no longer wear plus size clothing or hide myself in baggy T-shirts or sweatshirts anymore. I have more options on what I want wear now, and I can rock denim shorts confidently now. Tuna casserole from last night. My Dad and I made it together and we had fun while we were cooking.Non scale victory #5 - Face looks prettier now. Cheeks and neck are smaller, eyes are bigger, and no more double chin. Itâ€™s Monday guys, time to push this button! Surprised my Dad with freshly made salmon patties with tarter sauce when he got home. He wasnâ€™t expecting them. My Dad made this shrimp for me for dinner on Sunday. My guilt free dessert. Strawberries, fat free whipped cream, and a sprinkle of sliced almonds. Dadâ€™s barbecued chickenMonday, a new week... a fresh start! Certain butterflies all have different meanings. Having an orange butterfly land on you or fly near you means that joy will soon come into your life in some unexpexted way.I just got a flashback the other day of a memory between my Dad and I. I remembered him telling me to be proud of who I am, and that Iâ€™m just as good as anyone else. It may have taken me a little over two years, but I finally took his advice. day 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 8/15/2018I found these pictures online and made this collage. I found these pictures online and made this collage. I want cinnamon toast too! Please? I found these pictures online and made this collage. Itâ€™s Monday guys! Fresh week... fresh new start! If you havenâ€™t already, have courage and change your life today starting right now! Filling for Cornish Pasties that my Dad is going to make. Canâ€™t wait! My dinner last night. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dad made the meatloaf and I made the sides. These are some of the things the scale is not telling you. When I saw this picture, I came up with this crazy idea that sometime in the future there might be scales invented with motivational quotes and sayings that pop up whenever you weigh yourself. Thoughts? 2014Happy National Dog Day! Hereâ€™s a picture of my sweet little girl, Anna.My Dad made French toast for me and my Stepmom this morning. This picture was taken in my front yard. Welcome to Monday! A new week, a fresh new start! I had a couple slip ups over the weekend, but overall I did pretty well. I got all my steps in and I ended my Sunday on a good note by only buying healthy food from the grocery store. Have a great week everyone! 2014What are your thoughts on this? I need some opinions from others before I decide what to think about this...My Dad taught me how to peel the shells off of shrimp today! Tilapia seasoned with pepper and basil, broccoli with pepper, and mini golden potatoes with butter and pepper.Fish (cod) tacos with lettuce and thousand island dressing for dinner last night. Barbecued teriyaki chicken skewers that my Dad made for dinner last night. Cheese and guacamole quesadilla my Dad made me for breakfast.Dad was getting creative in the kitchen, as you can see. He put milk inside what was left of the chocolate syrup, and then decided to combine what was left of the peanut butter and then mixed it together to make peanut butter chocolate milk. Youâ€™ve got to make it work with what youâ€™ve got when youâ€™re a Pa! Curry chicken with coconut milk, potatoes, broccoli, and onion for dinner tonight. My Dad made French toast for my Stepmom and I for breakfast this morning. ðŸ’•My new yoga mat matches my bedspread! I reached Onederland last year on February 27th but the scale went up 4 times after that throughout April 2017. I finally reached Onederland by August 27th of last year, and Iâ€™ve actually been able to stay there ever since then! Iâ€™m celebrating staying under 200 pounds for 17 months! Onederland is a magical place to be, and we must fight to live there! Do you remember when you arrived in Onederland, or are you on your way there now? I made lemon cake for my Stepmom for her birthday last night. Her birthday is today. ðŸŽŠðŸŽ‚ðŸŽ‰I made this for my Stepmom for her birthday today. Peppered bacon, English muffins with butter and grape jam, and a waffle with butter and maple syrup. ðŸŽ‰â¤ï¸The chocolate cake we had last night for my Stepmomâ€™s birthday.My dinner from last night. Tuna casserole and green beans. My Dad said the tuna casserole turned out perfect.Tilapia seasoned with pepper and basil, asparagus, fried carrots, and cheddar mashed potatoes with bleu, ramano, and parmesan cheeses.A blueberry muffin and a hot cup of coffee. I love this kind of breakfast. Happy first day of Autumn everyone! These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage.Iâ€™ve been waiting for Fall to light my vanilla pumpkin scented candle. Now that itâ€™s the first day of Autumn, I finally have an excuse to. I will light it tonight when it gets dark.Happy Autumn everyone! These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage. ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚So I guess I got kinda tan this Summer.I decided to get a little crafty tonight for dinner and put together my own pizza with a store bought frozen cheese pizza. The toppings I put on it were rotisserie chicken, chipotle sauce, and light ranch. My family loved it. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I went from a careless caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. I have found happiness, peace, and serenity towards the end of my journey. ðŸ¦‹I thought about what I said on my post from Wednesday, and I realize now that just because I might reach my goal soon that doesnâ€™t mean my journey is over. Maintaining my weight will be a lifelong journey. Also here is the full version of the picture I posted from Wednesday. Smile, itâ€™s contagious! People are attracted to positivity, so share your smile with the world! These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage. ðŸ‚ðŸŽƒðŸGoodbye September, Hello October! ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage. ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚Iâ€™m the happiest Iâ€™ve been in a long time! I love my new lifestyle. ðŸ’•A chocolate chip muffin, one square of 78% cocoa dark chocolate, and a cup of coffee for breakfast this morning. â¤ï¸Quiche Lorraine made with bacon, onions, and cheese that my Stepmom made last night. Taco bowl with rotisserie chicken and cilantro, lettuce, avacado, sour cream, rotel diced tomatoes, and tortilla strip croutons for dinner last night: it was my first time trying this and it was really yummy. I canâ€™t remember their name, but I got this idea from another Spark member. So whoever it was that posted this recipe, thank you! Itâ€™s National Love Your Hair Day today! I used to hate my hair when I was younger, but Iâ€™ve grown it out since then and I absolutely love it now! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸â¤ï¸Shrimp seasoned with black pepper and basil with rotel brown rice for dinner last night. These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage. ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚Barbecued chicken my Dad made last night! Happy National Father-Daughter Day! This picture of my Dad and I was taken in August. I love and appreciate my Dad for many reasons, one of them being the fact that he has supported and encouraged me throughout my journey since Day One. ðŸ’™ðŸ’–Some of the meals my family and I made together in August.Did some grocery shopping at the store today, and walked away without buying any icecream! For all you Reeseâ€™s lovers out there. (I didnâ€™t buy this, I was just looking at it. Lol.)My Dad barbecued steak for dinner last night. A picture from last night of Dad barbecuing. A small piece of raspberry pudding ring cake with a cup of coffee for breakfast this morning. â¤ï¸The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. -Buddha My Dad is making homemade egg rolls for lunch with chicken, cabbage, onions, and teriyaki sauce mixed inside, with sweet chili sauce on the side. Salmon with cheesy mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for dinner tonight. I never posed this picture because I didnâ€™t think it looked good enough. Picture was taken in August. This is what being in the low 150â€™s looks like! Im over 70 pounds down since 2016! ðŸ’œA few minutes into getting my laundry ready to wash and she gives me this look... My Stepmom tried making Kahlua cake last night but we found out at the last minute that we didnâ€™t have any Kahlua, so we used Starbucks coffee instead. It still turned out great. She made one for a potluck and an extra one for us too. ðŸ’•These arenâ€™t my pictures, but I made this collage. ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚Iâ€™m so proud of my Dad, heâ€™s really trying to get healthy and eating salads everyday! Look how thin heâ€™s getting! ðŸ’™We can still enjoy a little Halloween candy this holiday, but letâ€™s just be careful about how much of it we eat.ðŸŽƒDo more things that you love doing today, things that you will make you forget to check your phone. Whether itâ€™s a sunny day where you are and you want to get out and enjoy nature, or if itâ€™s cloudy or rainy where you are and you want to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book... even relaxing is considered a form of keeping busy. Stay active Sparklers! Enjoy your Sunday! â˜€ï¸ ðŸ ðŸŒ§ â˜•ï¸Photoshoot from Sunday. The only makeup Iâ€™m wearing in this picture is lipstick, and Iâ€™ve never felt more beautiful. I never thought Iâ€™d see myself saying this, but I love my curves. ðŸ’œI hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I dressed up as Cinderella this Halloween. I even wore a pair of glass slippers! It was a special moment for me, because the last time I dressed up for Halloween was in 2014. I worked hard to have the beauty and the body of a princess. ðŸ’™Goodbye October, Hello November! Halloween 2018 ðŸ’™ Cinderella Dadâ€™s barbecued chicken â¤ï¸My Dad ðŸ’•Cod with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and fried carrots seasoned with salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Itâ€™s completely okay to believe that accomplishing your and goals and dreams is the most beautiful thing in the world, because it absolutely, most definitely, is. -Quote written by me ðŸ’•ðŸ’™ Non Scale Victory ðŸ’™ My body is toning up. Check our how defined my leg is! My Dad showing off his barbecued chicken ðŸ’•I did my first meal prep and baked muffins for the first time ever today! They are banana nut muffins and I made them to eat for breakfast. I gave one to my Dad, and I allowed myself to have just one right now so I can save them for the morning. They will be delicious with coffee. I like the idea of little muffins too, instead of the bigger store bought ones, that way Iâ€™m not consuming as many calories. ðŸ’•Peace. Serenity. Tranquility. ðŸ’–Homemade split pea soup We had an early Thanksgiving last night. Weâ€™re still celebrating Thanksgiving day though. Green bean casserole, and stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy. ðŸ’•Happy National Girlsâ€™ Day! I would like to encourage all the females to follow their dreams and reach their full potential today. You are all strong and beautiful women that can do anything you set your mind to! Now get out there and crush some goals, have a wonderful Wednesday, and celebrate yourself along with all the other girls and women in your life. Take a moment to let them know how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them! ðŸ’•Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! Hereâ€™s a picture of my Dad and I from yesterday. â¤ï¸This isnâ€™t my picture, but I put the text on it. So funny! Lol. My Dad made enchiladas last night. â¤ï¸My Stepmom made banana bread last night. ðŸ’•Thanksgiving 2018 â¤ï¸Happy first day of December everyone! ðŸŒ²ðŸŽ…ðŸ»My Dad made baked chicken seasoned with paprika, and brown rice and green chiliâ€™s on the side for dinner last night. Collage made by me. ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŒ²ðŸŽCollage made by me ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŒ²Collage made by me ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŒ²Collage made by me ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„Chicken taquitos with green salsa on the side that my Dad made us for lunch. ðŸ’•Collage made by me ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„Collage made by me ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„Big victory for me - my second time reaching 20k steps! I forgot to post the first time. âï¸Happy Holidays! ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸ðŸŽCollage made by me ðŸŒ²Collage made by me ðŸŒ²ðŸŽ…ðŸ»Collage made by me â¤ï¸ðŸ’šâ¤ï¸Collage made by me ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²Collage made by me ðŸ’™Mini hotdogs wrapped with crescent rolls that my Stepmom made the other night. They were sooo good! ðŸ’•@GPALMER2019 Look what I found at the grocery store! Yesterday was so much fun! My Stepmom and I did some shopping, then came home and wrapped presents for my Dad, sipped eggnog, and baked gingerbread cookies together. ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„ðŸŽðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸ðŸŽ„â„ï¸My Christmas candle display. The two on the left are pine and hot apple cider scented, and the one on the right is gingerbread cookie scented. Enjoy the season! ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸Begin to love yourself, and watch everything around you change for the better! ðŸ’•Happy first day of Winter! â„ï¸For the first day of Winter yesterday, it was almost 60 degrees in California. Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Tomorrow is Christmas! Are you ready? ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„ðŸŽItâ€™s a ðŸŒ§ rainy â¤ï¸ Christmas Eve. Wouldnâ€™t have it any other way. It makes it feel more cozy to be inside my home bundled up with my family and my dog this holiday. ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„Merry Christmas! â¤ï¸My Dad and I on Christmas Day yesterday. â¤ï¸My Dad made a healthy breakfast of scrambled eggs, cheese, and leftover ham (from Christmas) for us.Christmas 2018 â¤ï¸Anna and I on Christmas Day. â¤ï¸Weâ€™ve had gorgeous Spring like weather in California all week. Itâ€™s 60 degrees out right now! ðŸŒºðŸŒ´â˜€ï¸Summer 2018 ðŸ’™My Dadâ€™s goal for the New Year is to get back to the weight he was when this picture was taken in 2013. He says he would like to lose 25 pounds. He has already lost 5 pounds, and has another 20 to go. He would appreciate the support from other Sparkers, so feel free to comment and wish him well!A fruit platter my Stepmom made for a Christmas party a few days ago. Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to 2019!!! ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰This has to be the prettiest and most majestic cloud Iâ€™ve ever seen. ðŸ¦„âœ¨ðŸ’•â˜ï¸Sipping my morning time coffee while listening to the rain. I do plan to make this day productive, but first I will relax. Self care always comes first. Enjoy your weekend! â˜•ï¸ðŸŒ§ðŸ’•ðŸ’™Made my Stepmom French toast (her favorite) for brunch since sheâ€™s not feeling well. Honestly Iâ€™d still make this for her even if she wasnâ€™t sick. She always does things for me to show she cares for me (like cooking for me, having girl time and going shopping with me, taking me out to eat, and much more) so I thought I would do something nice for her and return the favor. ðŸ’•Needed to hear this today. ...Because sometimes we just need to be reminded of these things by someone! ðŸŒ¼Itâ€™s my 27th birthday today! I think we all grow wiser and more beautiful as we age, and I can actually say I feel the same way about myself, too. I used to dread getting older, but now Iâ€™m finally learning to embrace it and let go a little, and that feels really good. My Birthday celebration from last night. ðŸ’•My Birthday party from last night. ðŸ’–I decided to be optimistic and buy a white cake with white frosting for my Birthday instead of the usual chocolate cake we usually get. Iâ€™m glad I did, it was delicious! ðŸŽ‚A 57 degree soft and wispy clouded California sky against calm water. â˜ï¸ðŸ’™â˜ï¸Look for and find those reasons in all you do! â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œMe with my new stuffed bear plushie. ðŸ’•ðŸ»My parents took me to a Chinese restaurant for my birthday dinner on Saturday. We ordered lemon chicken, honey walnut prawns, garlic prawns with veggies, and pork fried rice. Yum! â¤ï¸I may be 27, but Iâ€™ll always be a little girl at heart. Are you older like me and young at heart, too? ðŸ’•Simple but yummy avocado tacos (with Monterey Jack cheese, and salsa verde) that I made my Dad for lunch. He loved them. @TMP0418 The other day when you mentioned that you were working hard to look good for Summer, it inspired me and made me reflect on my own journey. I feel the same way about myself, and needed to be reminded. Thank you for the inspiration! We can do this! ðŸ’–Summer motivation ðŸŒ´ðŸŒ¸I made this for my Stepmom last night and didnâ€™t have one bite! Itâ€™s National Compliments Day! Give at least one person a compliment today to brighten their day! You wonâ€™t only make their day, but itâ€™ll also make you feel good about yourself too! I love giving compliments to others and seeing them smile. It makes me feel happy to see others happy! California is definitely known for rewarding us with gorgeous weather after a lot of rain. Itâ€™s been sunny and in the low 60â€™s all week long! ðŸ’—Donâ€™t forget to smile! ðŸ’—Dad is firing up the barbecue. We will post a picture tomorrow, and let you know how it came out! ðŸ”¥âœ¨Dad with his barbecued chicken. â¤ï¸The barbecued chicken came out great, as usual! Last nightâ€™s dinner was delicious! It was so good that I didnâ€™t have one single craving for anything else afterwards! Salmon, broccoli with cheese, and hard boiled eggs. I made these on Saturday. I ended up having 3, but thatâ€™s fine because I probably burned them off anyway by how much walking I did! Self care means only enjoying one cookie, but sometimes self care also means having 2 or 3, lol. I did a little experiment and put a couple teaspoons of almond butter in the dough. My Stepmom said they came out perfect. Last nightâ€™s sunset. Its 60 degrees here in California today, so there was really no need for a scarf. It was more like an accessory! While I was out on my walk earlier, my neighbor complimented me. She said she liked the color of my lipstick. ðŸ’•Iâ€™m on Cloud 9! â˜ï¸âœ¨ðŸ€ðŸ’«ðŸ’šThose black dots on the water are all little duckies. ðŸ¦† Lol. 62 degrees in California right now. ðŸŒ¤The âœ¨skyâœ¨ in California this evening. ðŸ§¡ðŸ’–ðŸ’›@TMP0418 I just realized that exactly one day after your post about looking good for Summer, was the same day I totally got back on track again (for good this time). I also began writing down important things again (like my water intake, meals, housecleaning, exercise, and sleep). It was mainly your post that inspired me to get back on track. I just want to thank you so very much for kicking my butt back into gear, lol. You have a Spark goodie coming your way from me tomorrow! Thank you to the rest of my Spark Fam - for your daily encouragement and support!
I appreciate reading each and every comment. Love you all!Went to search my horoscope yesterday, and when I clicked on the first website I saw, this is what showed up on my screen. Talk about positive energy! âœ¨ðŸ’–â™‘ï¸ðŸ’«A foggy and misty (but pretty) sunset this evening in California. âœ¨ðŸ”¹ðŸŒŸðŸ’–ðŸŒŸðŸ”¹âœ¨Happy First Day of February! ðŸ’•âœ¨ðŸŒ¹â£ï¸ðŸŒ¹âœ¨ðŸ’•Wow! ðŸ”®âœ¨ðŸ’–âœ¨â™‘ï¸âœ¨ðŸ’–âœ¨ðŸ”®Lol. ðŸ˜‚ @LESLIELENORE she must be Cooperâ€™s twin sister. ðŸ’•The sky this evening in California. ðŸ’§â˜”ï¸ðŸŒ§ðŸ”¹ðŸ’¦Last night I took a supreme Digiorno frozen pizza and added a couple of my own ingredients, like shrimp and avacado. It came out delicious! I think I might be the only one on Spark who has ever tried this. ðŸ•ðŸ’•A close up of my pizza. â£ï¸Homemade marshmallows with chocolate and shaved coconut. My Stepmomâ€™s friend sent her home with these yesterday. ðŸ’•My Stemomâ€™s friend also gave her with these undercooked brownies with coconut and walnuts to take home. â¤ï¸I find such beauty in each dayâ€™s sky, no matter the weather. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¤ðŸ”¹âœ¨ðŸ’™Would you say we are model material? Lol. ðŸ’šBe gentle with yourself, and whatever you did for the day, let it be enough. This little angel says goodnight, and wishes you all sweet dreams. ðŸ’¤ðŸ’•ðŸŒ™The sky in California earlier today around 4:30 PM was even âœ¨prettierâœ¨ than tonightâ€™s sunset. This is what it looked like... â˜ï¸ðŸŒžðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâœ¨I baked 11 of these little chocolate chip muffins, only ate 1! I think I deserved to have 1 after walking a little over 25,000 steps today. My Dad loved them, he had 6 of them. Lol. He kept wanting more, but we agreed to let me save what was left, for the morning to have with my coffee. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âï¸Same girl, different lifestyle. ðŸ’•A stormy California sky from yesterday. â˜ï¸ðŸŒ´ðŸ’•The sky in California earlier this evening right before the sunset. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸ðŸ’™âœ¨Rainy days are perfect for self-care. â¤ï¸Happy Valentineâ€™s Day! Just remember, this holiday isnâ€™t just for couples. Itâ€™s also for celebrating with family and friends. Everyone is included in the fun. Enjoy! ðŸ’I wore this blouse to a party last weekend, and a friend of mine who was there complimented me on it. That was the fourth compliment Iâ€™ve recieved this month! â¤ï¸Pure bliss. ðŸ’•âœ¨â˜ï¸A mysterious sunset over dark water. I took this picture yesterday evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨â˜ï¸After reading another Spark memberâ€™s post about the loss of their dog, it made me think a lot about how I should be cherishing every moment with my sweet 9 year old girl, Anna. Iâ€™ve realized I donâ€™t post enough pictures of Anna, so from now on I will start posting more of her. She deserves the spotlight sometimes, too. ðŸ’•Admiring her beauty today, and noticing the soft and gentle look she is giving the camera with her pretty eyes. â¤ï¸ðŸ˜She didnâ€™t want to keep having her picture taken, so she turned around and laid the other way. Lol! My Dad is the sweetest. Iâ€™m sick with a cold, and he brought home some icecream for me. ðŸ’•My parents made me homemade chicken noodle soup last night, since Iâ€™m not feeling well. ðŸ’•My Dad told me my Stepmom had a surprise for me in the cupboard... so I looked inside and found these. I just made a fresh cup of coffee, so I will enjoy a few with my coffee, and save the rest for tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy your Thursday! â¤ï¸I got all my steps in today by doing housework and walking around the house. Dad enjoying his homemade enchiladas. â¤ï¸I tried yoga for the first time last week, and I just did it for my second time today. Iâ€™m starting off with light and basic stretching. Itâ€™s more challenging than I thought it would be, and I found that my body felt more relaxed when I was done. I look forward to doing some yoga outside once the weather gets nicer. This is what my newish yoga mat looks like. ðŸ§˜â€â™€ï¸ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸Happy together ðŸ’™This was my dinner last night. Bacon wrapped pork loin with asparus, avacado, and a baked potato. I want going to post this picture of myself, but I decided to just step out of my comfort zone and do it. Thank you to my Dad and @GPALMER2019 for encouraging me to post this. I am taking Gregâ€™s advice to not care what others think so much. My Dad said this is one of his favorite pictures of me. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! ðŸ’•I baked 12 muffins last night (chocolate chip, and double chocolate ones) and I only had one! I also had only one for breakfast today, with my coffee. Iâ€™m succeeding at self control, and it feels awesome! ðŸ’•âï¸Made this for my Stepmom last night, and didnâ€™t have one single bite. I just stuck with my plan, and had my one muffin instead! The challenge of making sweets for others without eating them is actually kind of fun! Mindful choices from yesterday give me strength today. â¤ï¸After giving up fast food for about a year now, this is the kind of meal I crave now. It really is true that your cravings and taste for certain foods change after you lose weight. I used a frozen bag of mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) and mixed some lean ground beef into it, and then melted some shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the top. So simple, but so good. Enjoy your evening! â¤ï¸Iâ€™m learning to let go a little, trust the process, and be patient. Enjoy the journey, thereâ€™s no rush. ðŸ’•Surprised my Dad with these little smokies wrapped in crescent rolls when he came home! They are so good, that I just had to sneak a few for myself! Lol. Enjoy your Wednesday! ðŸ’•Happy First Day of March! ðŸ’•This was the expression she gave me after I told her she will be getting a bone tonight, since itâ€™s Friday. Lol. ðŸ’•ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜Tilapia seasoned with pepper and basil, with broccoli and melted cheese on the side for dinner last night. I made a plate for my parents, too. I want them to be the healthiest they can be. ðŸ’•I had a dream last night about a woman Iâ€™ve never met before. In my dream, she said something like this to me, â€œWhat makes you so beautiful, is how confident you are.â€ I gave her a big hug, and almost cried. Her comment touched me deeply, even if weâ€™ve never actually met in real life before. I think my dream was a reflection of the confidence Iâ€™ve gained throughout my journey, and how others are noticing that (even if theyâ€™re people from my dreams that donâ€™t exist, lol.) Enjoy yourMy Stepmom made Eggs Benedict for breakfast. She finally learned a trick from a friend on how to make a good hollandanse sauce, but her stick blender that she has had since the 80â€™s finally gave out last minute while she was cooking. She was determined to still finish the recipe, so she decided to whisk the hollandanse sauce instead. It was my first time trying this dish, and it tasted delicious to me! She promises that next time the picture will be better, lol. ðŸ’•Razzleberry pie (with raspberries and blackberries) with a scoop of vanilla icecream for dessert last night. It tasted so magical, I felt like I was eating unicorn food. Lol. ðŸ’–ðŸ¦„You can usually find a Jack Russel burrowed under blankets. ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜ @LESLIELENORE knows this! I havenâ€™t worn this baby blue zip up hoodie in a long time. I was curious to see how it fits now, so I took it out of my closet and tried it on. Itâ€™s not super big on me, but I remember when it used to be tight on me. Progress! These new gray sweats are really comfy. Some days you just have to pull out some of your own clothes to remind you of how far youâ€™ve come! Enjoy your Monday, and have a great week ahead! ðŸ’™I reached my goal for the day before 5 PM! âï¸My Dad made fresh Pico De Gallo last night. I donâ€™t usually like tomatoes, but loved this. â¤ï¸My Dad made these delicious quesadillas with cheese and homemade Pico De Gallo. They were so good, that we each had 4 of them. I didnâ€™t reach my 20k step goal yesterday, I only got over 10k steps. I figured eating quesadillas was more important at the time. Self care is about balance, right? Lol. â¤ï¸I reached my goal for the day before 4 PM! âï¸Feeling a bit like Sandy from â€œGreaseâ€. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. â˜ï¸ðŸŒžðŸ’™âœ¨I love... What the sky looked like in California about an hour ago. It was a blustery day, and 50 degrees. ðŸŒ§â˜€ï¸ðŸ’™â€œI hope these Cheerios are gluten-free, Iâ€™m on a diet!â€ ðŸ˜‚There is so much beauty in this cloudy California sky, even if its been raining. ðŸŒŠâœ¨ðŸŒ§ðŸŒ¤ðŸ’–Part 2 of last nightâ€™s sky. â˜ï¸ðŸŒ¤ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸŒ§Started my week off on the right foot! âï¸It was 62 and sunny today in California. It felt like we got our first day of Spring today! Do you see the tiny little cloud in the picture? For those of you who live where itâ€™s cold and snowy, donâ€™t worry, youâ€™ll get your nice weather soon too! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸A beautiful end to a great day. I cleaned the house before noon, the weather was nice, my Dad and I went to Subway for lunch and did a little shopping at Trader Joeâ€™s, and I reached my 20k step goal before 6 PM. Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸ðŸŒ·ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸A Spark friend asked me the other day how I get so many active minutes on my Fitbit. My response was, â€œWhen I set a step goal for myself, I make sure I do whatever I can to reach that goal.â€ âï¸Sparkers - Are you looking forward to doing some gardening this Spring? Iâ€™ve never done gardening before, but Iâ€™d love to try it! Any tips? Enjoy your Wednesday! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸â¤ï¸Homemade cheese enchiladas with Sriracha sauce and avocado. â¤ï¸A nice end to a beautiful Spring-like day. Enjoy your evening! â˜€ï¸ðŸ’•âœ¨â˜ï¸Iâ€™m wearing clothes I thought Iâ€™d never be able to wear. Iâ€™m doing the things I thought I couldnâ€™t do. Everyday throughout my journey I visualized and dreamed of myself thin, and one day my dreams became reality! ðŸ’•Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’–ðŸ’–Happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day! â˜˜ï¸ðŸŒˆâœ¨I hope everyone had a fun St. Patrickâ€™s Day! This is my outfit from yesterday. The shorts Iâ€™m wearing in the picture used to be my Stepmomâ€™s Leviâ€™s from the 80â€™s. They were jeans before, and we turned them into cut offs. She let me keep them. â˜˜ï¸ðŸ’šâ˜˜ï¸I thought this was one of the best batches of barbecued chicken Dad has ever made. He put extra sauce on the chicken this time, and it was delicious. ðŸ’•Beautiful sunset tonight. ðŸŒžðŸŒŠðŸ’•â˜ï¸Happy First Day of Spring! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ¸â˜€ï¸âï¸I took this picture on my walk yesterday. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸Reading and relaxing while sipping tea as it rains is good for the soul. ðŸ’™I had to tighten Annaâ€™s collar, she has lost weight from all the walking weâ€™ve been doing! âï¸Stepping into Spring. ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸When my Stepmom and I went out to lunch at Red Lobster yesterday, I ordered a lemon water instead of a soda! âï¸I tried these for the first time, and they were really good. 4 pieces of these is only 170 calories. â¤ï¸I like those little Dove chocolates because they have a secret message each time you unwrap one. This is what the first one I opened said. â¤ï¸I baked triple berry muffins. ðŸ’™You know youâ€™re an adult when you get excited about wearing brand new, fresh out of the package socks. ðŸ’•ðŸ’™âï¸ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸These pictures were taken around the beginning of February. Happy Friday! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ¸âï¸Dad barbecued last night. â¤ï¸Flowers look so pretty after it rains in the Spring. Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•ðŸ’–The sky has a mysterious glow this evening. â˜ï¸âœ¨ðŸ’•Happy first day of April! ðŸ’œðŸŒ·ðŸŒ¸ðŸ¦‹Whenever I take my dog for a walk I like to make it extra fun for her by saying, â€œLetâ€™s go on an adventure!â€ Lol. ðŸ’•Starting April off on the right foot! âï¸I tried on my Marilyn Monroe sweater after not wearing it for a couple years, and I noticed it fits me a lot better than it used to. I remember when it used to be tight on me! Itâ€™s a size large. I still bought it, though, with the idea and hope that it would fit me better one day as I lost more weight... and now it does! Enjoy your Tuesday! ðŸ’•...And thatâ€™s exactly what I did the first day of April! â¤ï¸âï¸The right decision is within your reach. ðŸ’™âï¸When I posted my 20k steps yesterday, I didnâ€™t realize until later how long I walked. So when I looked at how many minutes I walked, I saw the number 228. This is very meaningful to me, because I was exactly 228 pounds when I first began my journey. I love little synchronicities like that! ðŸ’«âœ¨My Fitbit post didnâ€™t show how many minutes I walked, so I had to repost. I walked 11k steps in 2 hours and 50 minutes, with only one break. The rest of my steps I got from housecleaning. âï¸âœ¨ðŸ’—âœ¨I got up to 20k steps for 5 days straight this week! âï¸I get most of my wisdom from my Dad. He always says to â€œwalk softly across the face of the Earthâ€. ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸŒŽBacon is good, but I do an excellent job at âœ¨resistingâœ¨ it. âï¸ I made 6 pieces of bacon for my Stepmom, and didnâ€™t eat any of it or make any for myself. âï¸ I love ðŸ’• a good challenge! Steps from shopping! â¤ï¸âï¸ðŸ‘ Photography makes me happy. ðŸ’•WHOA! More steps from shopping! âï¸I held the door open for someone on Saturday, and gave someone a compliment on Sunday. ðŸ’žâï¸Trying on dresses from last weekend. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸I realized I might have been pushing myself a little too hard when I tried to make it a goal to get 30k steps most days. I didnâ€™t have much extra time for myself when I was walking that much. Itâ€™s good to challenge yourself, but your other needs besides exercise are important too. Iâ€™ve found a good balance with getting 20k steps a day. âï¸ðŸ’•âï¸I saw a few butterflies on my walk yesterday, including a blue one which caught my eye the most. Blue butterflies symbolize joy and happiness, and they are known to bring sudden good luck. Seeing one could also mean a wish you made or make will come true. Pay attention to the colors of a butterfly if you happen to see one, they all mean different things. ðŸ¦‹I felt like I needed a rest day, so I listened to my body. Happy Sunday! Have a peaceful and relaxing day! ðŸ’žâ¤ï¸Started my week off on the right foot! âï¸The yellow roses by my neighborâ€™s house just bloomed. Yellow roses are known to symbolize friendship. ðŸ’› What color of rose is your favorite? Love how the sunshine is sparkling on the water. Happy day! ðŸ’™Time to take my shoes off and relax for the evening! âï¸ðŸ’–âï¸Remember the picture of the yelllow rose I posted the other day? It bloomed even bigger yesterday! ðŸ’›This rose is for all you coral colored rose lovers! ðŸ’žI woke up early enough this morning to catch a glimpse of the moon. ðŸ’•âï¸Lol. Happy Friday! â¤ï¸I baked lemon poppyseed muffins. ðŸ‹ðŸ’›I reached my 20k step goal all 5 days this week! I think I earned a couple rest days! âï¸This batch of chicken from last night came out sooo good! â£ï¸Dad barbecuing last night. â¤ï¸Rest day. Happy Easter! ðŸ°ðŸ’•ðŸ¥šðŸŒ¼ðŸŒ·ðŸ¥This is the Easter basket Dad put together for me yesterday, ðŸ’•ðŸ°ðŸŒ·ðŸ«Me in my Easter dress from yesterday. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! ðŸ‡ðŸ’•ðŸ£Roses by the ocean. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠI saw this butterfly the other day on my walk. Does anyone know what kind it is? ðŸ¦‹âï¸ðŸ’•âï¸â¤ï¸âï¸Before it bloomed. â£ï¸ðŸŒ¹Happy Friday! â¤ï¸Something to consider. Happy Saturday! ðŸ’žHave a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Happy Monday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’–âœ¨ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸âï¸Happy first day of May! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ·â˜€ï¸âï¸I hope everyone has a successful month ahead! Happy Thursday! ðŸ’žâï¸Whether itâ€™s cooking a healthy meal, journaling, taking a walk, or taking a nap - make sure you do something that makes you feel good this weekend. Happy Friday! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•Active rest day âï¸Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Annual Regatta this weekend. Sailboats with their colorful sails as far as you can see. ðŸ’™Active rest day âï¸This describes how Iâ€™m feeling. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! ðŸ’œI made deviled eggs for my Stepmom as an early lunch snack, and she loved them! ðŸ’•They forgot to mention, â€œDid I get enough steps?â€ ðŸ˜‚ Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•âœ¨Steps from walking and shopping âï¸This blueberry smoothie is my favorite kind of smoothie, and I wanted to share the recipe with all of you! Itâ€™s too yummy to not try! The peanut butter gives it a great texture. ðŸ’œ Blueberry Smoothie Recipe ðŸ’œ You will need - 1 cup ice cubes, 2 cups frozen blueberries, 2 cups vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of honey, half of a banana, and 1/4 to 1/2 of peanut butter to taste... enjoy! Went to the store yesterday and walked away without buying any junk food! I forgot to mention how much peanut butter to add when I posted the recipe for this blueberry smoothie yesterday, so I decided to repost it. Here is the correct recipe. Blueberry smoothie - You will need: 1 cup ice cubes, 2 cups vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons honey, half of a banana, and 1/4 to 1/2 cups peanut butter, to taste... enjoy! Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Motherâ€™s Day! ðŸ’•My Stepmom and I on Motherâ€™s Day yesterday. I hope everyone had a wonderful Motherâ€™s Day! ðŸ’•Happy Monday! ðŸ’•Why is it that these three things go together so well? Lol. Rainy day in California today. Happy Wednesday! Hope you enjoy your day, rain or shine. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸I took this picture and added the text to it. Just as a reminder of how important the little things in life are. Enjoy your Thursday! ðŸ’œâï¸Working on this. Happy Friday! ðŸ’žMy Dad is proud of all that Iâ€™ve accomplished on my journey, and it meant so much to me when he recently mentioned to me that he thought I still looked â€œvery prettyâ€ in my before photo. Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•1 cup of sweet potato gnocchi (250 calories) and 4 dolmas (140 calories) from Trader Joeâ€™s for dinner. Total calories - 390. Getting better at measuring my food! Active rest day âï¸Roses by the sea. Enjoy your Sunday! ðŸ’•My Stepmom is a pro at making omelettes. She made this for us for breakfast. This omelette has chopped spinach and Monterey Jack cheese in it. This was her plate, I only had a small piece. Chili dogs with melted cheese and sour cream for dinner tonight. (Total calories - 290.) I made some for my Dad and Stepmom, too. They were both excited when I handed them their plates. My Stepmom said, â€œYum!â€ And my Dad said, â€œRight on!â€ Lol. ðŸ’•Today was my third shopping trip of the month of not buying any junk food! I feel like Iâ€™m starting to get the hang of this! âï¸Steps from shopping âï¸Happy Monday! Have a great week ahead! ðŸ’“Have you had your Monday morning coffee yet? Yes? No excuses then! Lol. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸This pretty little butterfly was posing perfectly for the camera. ðŸŒ¤ðŸ¦‹âœ¨ðŸ’•This rose caught my eye (while I was out on my walk) and was dying to be photographed. ðŸ’–âœ¨It was partly cloudy, but was still a sunny and beautiful day in California today. ðŸŒ¤ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâœ¨Four years ago, I dreamed and imagined that I would become a smaller size to be able to feel confident enough to wear cute shorts again. Now look where I am! My body isnâ€™t perfect by any means, I still have flaws - but overall I feel good about my appearance and what Iâ€™ve accomplished. I definitely feel a whole lot better than I used to four years ago! Enjoy your Tuesday! ðŸ’œLast nightâ€™s mistakes do not define today. Moving forward and choosing happiness... always! The sun is shining and itâ€™s going to be a nice day, thereâ€™s so much to be happy about! Enjoy your Wednesday! ðŸ’–ðŸ’œðŸ’šðŸ’™âœ¨âï¸It can be difficult to live by the words and follow the advice of a certain quote until we grow into and become the person who can. A few years ago, I wouldnâ€™t have been able to relate to this quote - simply because I did not love myself yet. ðŸ’™I was just feeling pretty last night! Happy Thursday! ðŸ’žâï¸Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âœ¨This is my second time baking homemade chocolate chip cookies. I made a promise to myself that if I wanted cookies, they would have to be homemade with fresh ingredients instead of the storebought mixes in a bag. That means I have to work harder to have it. If Iâ€™m going to enjoy a cookie it might as well be the best, lol. â¤ï¸Steps from walking around the fair, shoe shopping, and grocery shopping âï¸My Stepmom and I enjoyed some fair food yesterday. This is a funnel cake with powdered sugar, strawberries, and whipped cream. â¤ï¸My Stepmom baked 4 quiches today (Quiche Lorraine). ðŸ’•Steps from grocery shopping, a little housecleaning, and just walking around the house âï¸Nice sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•â›…ï¸âœ¨âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•âœ¨âï¸My family requested a healthier cookie, so I baked homemade oatmeal cookies last night. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Friday! Today is the last day of May, letâ€™s make it count! Hope we all have a successful month ahead! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Tonight the sun will set, and by the next day when the sun rises we will be stepping into a fresh new month. Summer is coming, and there are endless opportunities that lie ahead of us. Enjoy your evening! â˜€ï¸ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸ’•âï¸Happy first day of June! Itâ€™s my Dadâ€™s Birthday month! ðŸ’™Love my outfit today! Iâ€™m smiling with my teeth for once! Happy Saturday! â¤ï¸Rest day Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âœ¨Rest dayHappy Monday! ðŸ’•My dinner last night - tuna casserole and green beans. ðŸ’•âï¸When I posted this quote yesterday, some of you thought I literally meant running (as the exercise). I was figuratively speaking, as @RREDFORD5 pointed out. I saw a deeper meaning behind this quote, which is while I feel the need to have routine in my life, there are also times where I just want to run from it. Do you ever have days like that? âï¸I love exercising. It feels good to move my body. Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’™Itâ€™s already 69 degrees in California, and itâ€™s only 10 AM! Love the warm weather! ðŸ’™I had a fun and productive Wednesday! I walked my dog, did some housecleaning, and sunbathed on my back deck while listening to country music. Another day of beautiful weather here in California. Did you have a good Wednesday? What did you do today? ðŸŒ´â˜€ï¸ðŸŒºâœ¨âï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’—âï¸Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’œâï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’™Pretty sunset last night. ðŸ’•Itâ€™s my Dadâ€™s Birthday today! Heâ€™s 62. ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰My Dadâ€™s German Chocolate cake from his birthday on Sunday. ðŸ’•My fortune from Saturday. ðŸ’–âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•My Stepmom made salad for the family for dinner. Romaine lettuce, orange and red bell peppers, crumbled feta, mushrooms, and walnuts. This was her salad before she put the chunky blue cheese dressing on it. âï¸Beauty Secret - Kukui oil is an ancient Hawaiian secret. When you apply it, it leaves your hair looking healthy, shiny, and frizz free. It is humidity resistant, and will give your hair a shimmering gloss and smooth texture. You can find it at Walmart. @PELESJEWEL have you heard of this Hawaiian secret? ðŸŒ´âœ¨ðŸŒºâï¸Happy Friday! Enjoy your evening! âœ¨ðŸ’–ðŸ’«âï¸I baked chocolate chip cookies last night. They didnâ€™t turn out the way they were supposed to, but they were still good. Iâ€™m proud of myself because I waited until the weekend to make them, and I only ate one and walked away. :) ðŸ’•ðŸªAnna is enjoying a relaxing weekend and is tired after her long walk today! ðŸ’—ðŸ¾âï¸Happy Fatherâ€™s Day! ðŸ’™ðŸ’™ðŸ’™We are having a great Fatherâ€™s Day, relaxing at home. Hope everyone else is having a nice Fatherâ€™s Day too! ðŸ’™Dad enjoying his Vietanense spring rolls with peanut sauce. His special treat for Fatherâ€™s Day that my Stepmom made. ðŸ’™I hope everyone enjoyed their Fatherâ€™s Day! ðŸ’™I saw rainbow cupcakes that matched my T-shirt at the grocery store the other day. I didnâ€™t buy the cupcakes, I just wanted a picture with them. Lol. ðŸ’•My Dad is always smiling, laughing, and joking around. His good vibes wear off on me, which is why Iâ€™m always so positive. ðŸ’—âï¸ðŸ’œâï¸Homemade tamale pie for dinner the other night. â¤ï¸âï¸Happy first day of Summer! â˜€ï¸ðŸŒ´âœ¨ðŸŒºHappy Saturday! â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œRest day Teriyaki chicken skewers that Dad barbecued for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸The sunset in California tonight. Enjoy your evening! â˜€ï¸ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸŒŠRest day with some walking and shopping âï¸ðŸ’•Happy Monday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’™Iâ€™m trying to remind myself that itâ€™s okay if I donâ€™t get 20k steps everyday. I did my best today and thatâ€™s what matters. I did some walking earlier in the day, then I did a little grocery shopping in the evening with my Stepmom, and I was tired when I got home. The sunset in California earlier tonight. ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸŒŠThe sunset in California last night. Enjoy your Thursday! ðŸ’™Self care means making the extra effort to blow dry your hair, apply makeup, and put jewelry on. Self care can also mean staying in your pajamas doing absolutely nothing but relaxing. You win either way! Happy Thursday! ðŸ’œIts 71 degrees and windy in California right now. The sun kind of blends in with the rest of the clouds in this picture, but has a mysterious glow to it (if you can see it). ðŸ’•â›…ï¸Parmesan garlic chicken and veggies for dinner tonight. It was so yummy. â¤ï¸I canâ€™t imagine ever going back. Yogurt and fruit parfaits that I made for my Dad and I. â¤ï¸Homemade M&M and chocolate chip cookies I baked last night. â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™Happy first day of July! ðŸ’•Started July off on the right foot! âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. It was in the high 70â€™s today. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŸHappy 4th of July! ðŸ‡±ðŸ‡·Anna would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. ðŸ‡±ðŸ‡·â¤ï¸âï¸Confidence doesnâ€™t only mean wearing smaller clothes, but also being able to rock your clothes that are big on you too! This tank top is a XXL and I wear a size large now. Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July! Happy Friday! ðŸ’™âï¸Part of our front yard. ðŸŒ¿ðŸŒºEnjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•Rest day Take pleasure in the little things in life. Have a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸ðŸƒâ€â™€ï¸âœ¨ðŸ¦‹Rest day with some shopping. Happy Monday! Have a great week ahead! ðŸŒŸðŸ’–ðŸ’«ðŸ’žâœ¨âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’žâï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’™âï¸Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’šMy sweaty selfie after doing my squats with dumbbells, jumping squats, sit-ups, and plank. âï¸ðŸ’•âï¸Treated myself to a mocha freeze from Costco after a long hard day of shopping. ðŸ˜‚ It was 320 calories, but I already burned it off from all the walking I did while shopping. I felt like I deserved a small treat after not buying any junk food from the grocery store. âï¸Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Happy Monday! Have a great week ahead ahead! ðŸ’—âï¸ðŸ’™âï¸Iâ€™ve learned that laziness and productivity are habits that we form. The more you get used to being lazy, the less likely you are to break the cycle. However - when you change the direction of your path and welcome a new love of productivity into your life, you wonâ€™t even be able to imagine just sitting around ever again, or how you ever let yourself get to that point. When we change our habits, our habits change us. Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’›Dad would like to wish everyone a happy Summer day. ðŸŒ´â˜€ï¸The sunset in California tonight. It was 80 degrees here today. â˜€ï¸ðŸŒ´ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠ âï¸This picture tells its own story. The funny thing about it is, this ruffled blouse is a a plus size 1x, but my black skirt is only a size large. Somehow I make it work though! I love this top (thatâ€™s why I kept it), but I have goals so I wanted to wear it and take a picture of myself wearing it one last time before it gets too big on me. It doesnâ€™t matter what size you are - you can find clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful, and rock them with confidence. Happy Thursday! ðŸ’™âï¸Rest day with some housecleaning and a little walking. âï¸A hibiscus I saw on my walk the other day. Enjoy your weekend! ðŸŒºðŸŒ´â˜€ï¸âï¸Anna being cute. â¤ï¸My Stepmom doing tortoise squats. ðŸ˜‚ Happy Wednesday! Itâ€™s only 11 AM and itâ€™s already 71 degrees in California right now. Itâ€™s been hot, but not as hot as some places. We had a heat wave in early July, but it hasnâ€™t gotten hotter than 80 or 90 since then. Itâ€™s going to be a great day! ðŸŒ´â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠðŸ’•My beach hair. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’œThe sunset in California tonight. It was in the high 70â€™s here today. Enjoy your evening! ðŸŒŠðŸ’«â›…ï¸âœ¨ðŸ’™The sky after sunset. ðŸ’–âï¸Have a fantastic Friday! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Enjoying the cool and peaceful weather by the water this morning. Itâ€™s currently 62 degrees in California right now. â˜ï¸ðŸ’™â˜ï¸Embracing my messy hair. â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸŒ´ðŸ’–â˜€ï¸ðŸ
’•The sunset in California tonight. Today was a good day. I cleaned my house, walked my dog, and sunbathed. The weather was nice, it was in the high 70â€™s again today here. What did you do today? Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸ§¡ðŸ’™ðŸ’–âœ¨⭐️Woohoo!!! ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸I baked homemade chocolate chip cookies for my family last night. I didnâ€™t have one single cookie or any cookie dough - I thought a successful weigh in was more important. I might just decide to enjoy one today, though. :) ðŸ’•ðŸªðŸƒâ€â™€ï¸Rest day with some walking and housecleaning. âï¸Happy Monday! Enjoy your day and have a great week ahead! â¤ï¸Love my new colorful ceramic measuring spoons! ðŸ’™â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šThe sunset in California tonight. We had a cooler day here, in the low 70â€™s. Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’™âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œâï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’–Happy first day of August! ðŸŒ´ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸Started August off on the right foot! âï¸The sunset in California tonight. It was in the high 80â€™s here today. Enjoy your evening! â˜€ï¸ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠThe sky after sunset. ðŸ’™Rest day. ðŸ’•The sunset in California tonight. It was in the low 80â€™s here today. Enjoy your Saturday evening! âœ¨ðŸ’™âœ¨ðŸŒŠRest day with some walking and housecleaning. âï¸My new floral Summery dress. Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•228 is what I used to weigh. What a synchronicity! âï¸Happy Monday! Have a wonderful week ahead! ðŸ’•Over easy eggs with sausage and potatoes with green bell peppers. This was my breakfast from IHOP yesterday, with a cup of coffee on the side. I like to dip the egg yolk in the potatoes and sausage - so good! When I was in high school my boyfriend that I had at the time used to buy me this same meal for breakfast every morning. Good memories. â¤ï¸Lean ground beef and veggie bowl. Yum, so good. ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ§¡Cloudy sunset in California tonight. ðŸŒŸâ˜ï¸âœ¨The sunset changed colors. ðŸ§¡ðŸ’–Moonrise on the sea. ðŸŒ™ðŸ’œâœ¨âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Anna ðŸ’œHomemade tuna casserole with green beans for dinner. ðŸ’•Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’™â€œA smile is the best makeup any girl can wearâ€. -Marilyn Monroe ðŸ’•âœ¨Welcome back, @SPARKLEIGH61!!! Woohoo!!! We have missed you!!! ðŸ˜ðŸ’•ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’•âï¸ðŸ’•ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’•âœ¨2016@STILLSPARKLEIGH is back!!! Go add her on her new account! ðŸŽ‰âï¸ðŸ’•âœ¨I bought these long white shorts to wear just for my Dad. He doesnâ€™t care for me in short shorts. I guess thatâ€™s just how Dads are, lol. Wearing a new size large blouse and my new shorts are a size 10 from the womenâ€™s section. I usually shop in the juniorâ€™s section, so this is something new for me. ðŸ’œis falling in love with her reflection in the mirror. Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Picture from yesterday. ðŸ’œLove my sparkly water drinking cup! ðŸ’œCod with tarter sauce and broccoli with melted cheese and pepper on the side for dinner tonight. ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. ðŸ’–The sky changed colors a bit. ðŸ’•âï¸The sky in California right now. ðŸ’™âï¸I baked homemade chocolate chip cookies last night. They came out perfect! I used my own recipe that I created this time. I only ate two. ðŸ’•My Dad made chicken burritos with beans, corn, jalapeÃ±o peppers, and salsa for dinner. We put some shredded cheese and sour cream on top and fried them on the pan. We cooked the burrito filling in the slow cooker. Bueno appetito! â¤ï¸Rest day. Happy Sunday! ðŸ’™Cravings will pass, dreams wonâ€™t! Rest day with some shopping. âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Spark is a must in the morning. ðŸ’œItâ€™s almost 9 PM and currently 77 degrees in California right now. Love warm Summer nights. ðŸ’–ðŸŒŠâï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•âœ¨Dad says Good Morning. â˜•ï¸Feeling pretty this evening. ðŸ’œâï¸âï¸I woke up early enough this morning to see the moon. ðŸ’•âœ¨âï¸Dadâ€™s barbecued chicken from last night. â¤ï¸Dad the Grillmaster. â¤ï¸Anna would like to wish everyone a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’œI got a little over 10k steps from housecleaning. The rest was from walking. âï¸Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’œOur hibiscus plant is blooming really nicely. ðŸ’•ðŸŒºâœ¨Anna is looking forward to going on her walk today! She doesnâ€™t mind relaxing a little in the meantime. :)
Saturday and Sunday are my rest days, but I try to make sure to go for at least one or two walks for her sake (which also benefits my health, too.) ðŸ’•
Walking your dog is a great way to get steps in, and your little walking partner will enjoy it as much as you. ðŸ•ðŸš¶ðŸ»â€â™€ï¸I just posted a new blog. Check it out if you are interested in hearing about the synchronicity I experienced today! Anna is a happy girl after taking her walk. ðŸ’•ðŸ˜ŠRest day with some walking and housecleaning. âï¸Happy Monday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Annna doing yoga. ðŸ’• Lol. ðŸ˜‚Anna taking a nap before her walk. ðŸ’œRock cod seasoned with basil, black pepper, garlic, butter, and white wine that my Dad made for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸These are some of the steps we should be taking if we want to simplify our way of living. Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸This soft sweetie would like to wish all Sparkers and all the other dogs ðŸ˜‚ a Happy Tuesday Morning. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Her and I both hope all of you enjoy your day, and have fun exercising and working on your goals. âï¸
Dogs have a great attitude about walking, and we need to think more like them - get excited about walks and always look forward to the next adventure.
Anna is a bit disappointed that Summer is getting closer to being over, but her main focus is still going on her walk. ðŸWent grocery shopping and didnâ€™t buy any icecream or other junk food. âï¸Simple sunset in California this evening.
Today was a great day for me. I was selected as a Spark Motivator of the day.
I also loved reading everyoneâ€™s supportive comments on my posts today. Thank you so much to everyone who commented. It means a lot.
How was your Tuesday? Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’™The sky in California right now. ðŸ’•âœ¨A California Summer sky after sunset. ðŸ’–Salmon, Mac & Cheese, and a stuffed potato with broccoli and melted cheese for dinner tonight. ðŸ’•âï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’™âœ¨THe sky changed colors. ðŸ’–âï¸Happy Friday! Have a fun weekend! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•The other day my Dad asked me why I havenâ€™t been painting as much, and it reminded me that I want to start doing it again. This is one of my paintings from a few months ago. ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’™I designed this image. ðŸ’™Itâ€™s currently in the low 70â€™s in California right now.
The weather today just feels amazing, perfect for walking.
I often wish for for hotter days, but today I am loving this weather and really enjoying it.
ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠHomemade tacos with lean ground beef, melted cheese, lettuce, sriracha mayo, salsa verde, and sour cream for lunch. ðŸ’•
It doesnâ€™t always have to be Tuesday to enjoy a couple tacos. ðŸ˜‚Checking in with Spark daily is good for the soul. â›µï¸
Have a relaxing Sunday!
(Image designed by me.)
â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™The sky in California after sunset. ðŸ’–Rest day with some housecleaning and walking. âï¸Happy Monday! Have a great week ahead! ðŸ’œShe is sleepy after her morning run. ðŸ’•âï¸This is a before and after of my face, and also a before and after of my hair color.
I never dyed my hair. The picture on the right is what my natural hair color looks like. My hair became darker from being inside all the time, but being in the sun a lot has made it lighter.
ðŸ’•Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Do not disturb. ðŸ˜‚Itâ€™s warm in California right now (78 degrees), but itâ€™s super cloudy out. â›…ï¸
The sun will come out and then hide behind the clouds every few minutes. Not the best weather for tanning.
I know it rained for some of you today... whatâ€™s the weather like where you are? The number of steps I get doesnâ€™t even matter to me anymore. Itâ€™s more about the enjoyment I get from exercising.
If I reach up to 20k or more, itâ€™s because I let it happen naturally. Iâ€™m not pushing myself too hard anymore.
I donâ€™t know I ever pressured myself so much about getting enough steps. Oh well - onward!
âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’œâï¸My Stepmom surprised me with some Hawaiian chocolate after she got home from her trip to Maui. â¤ï¸Dad barbecued last night. This was one of the best batches he has ever made! â¤ï¸Happy first day of September! ðŸ’•Rock cod, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for dinner last night. â¤ï¸I tried a new hairstyle yesterday. ðŸ’•
Anna and I would like to wish everyone a fun and relaxing Labor Day! â¤ï¸ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’™âï¸Autumn ðŸ‚ðŸâœ¨ begins on the 23rd, and Halloween is coming up soon.
My goal for this month is to work hard so I can look my best when I dress up on Halloween. ðŸŽƒ I love dressing up! Iâ€™ll be doing a little multitasking by working hard while planning what Iâ€™m going to wear. ðŸ˜‚
I think I can do this! I want to do this! ðŸ˜„
What are your goals for this month? Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Wednesday. ðŸ’œHappy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Are you looking forward to the weekend? Anna is because she gets bones on the weekends! ðŸ’•The sky in California this evening. ðŸ’•âœ¨Working on re-adjusting my focus today!
Years ago I would have told myself Iâ€™ll start on Monday. The day of the week I choose to refocus no longer matters to me, as I now know the best time to start is right now.
Donâ€™t wait until tomorrow or Monday to get back on track, start with doing one small thing today that will bring you closer to reaching your goals!
ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•I made these homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies last night for my family. I had a couple little bites of dough but I did not have one cookie! â¤ï¸I couldnâ€™t stop smiling last night! â¤ï¸My Stepmom did some Sunday baking. She made Quiche Lorraine, 4 of them. â¤ï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The secret to success? Patience. Lots of it. A tranquil morning. Itâ€™s currently 60 degrees in California right now. ðŸ’•Anna would like to wish everyone a Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•My Dad made barbecued party wings last night. They were sooo incredibly yummy! ðŸ’•Anna would like to wish everyone a Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’œAwesome sunset in California this evening. Dad said itâ€™s the perfect night for barbecuing! Woohoo! ðŸŽ‰âœ¨My Fitbit band broke and I just recently bought a new one. While it was nice to take a break, it feels good to get back into it and know how many steps Iâ€™m getting again. âï¸I made homemade chocolate chip cookies for my family last night. I had 3 of them. I didnâ€™t follow any recipe, I used my own. They came out perfect. â¤ï¸Just got a compliment from my neighbor while I was taking a walk. She said the color of my T-shirt looks nice on me. What I thought looked basic, appeared stunning to someone else. ðŸ’–
Hope everyone is having a fun weekend! The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨Rest day with housecleaning and some walking. âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸ’–
I started my day with a nice cup of coffee and a 7 minute run in the misty rain. â˜•ï¸ðŸŒ§ðŸƒâ€â™€ï¸
Here are my goals for the week:
-Continue waking up early and run everyday this week. Letâ€™s see if I can keep this up!
-Make more mindful eating choices.
-Keep drinking 8 cups of water daily. I just completed my week long water challenge yesterday.
-Do more writing and journaling.
-Go to sleep earlier.
What are your goals for this week? Enjoy yAnna would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday! ðŸ’•I made cod, green beans with French fried onions, mac and cheese, and half of a baked potato with pepper and butter for dinner tonight for my Dad and I. This was his plate. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨ðŸŒŠRunning, walking, housecleaning, yoga. âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•In deep thought. ðŸ˜‚Shrimp linguine in Alfredo sauce with broccoli and melted Colby Jack cheese on the side for dinner tonight. I made a plate for my Dad too. â¤ï¸âï¸Iâ€™ve been doing well with all my goals for the week, including going to bed earlier and getting more sleep! I literally jumped out of bed as soon I heard my alarm clock go off this morning!
Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The first day of Autumn begins in 5 days! ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚
I love Summer, but new seasons are always exciting!
(Not my pics, but I made this collage.) Anna says hi! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ‚âœ¨My pretty girl ðŸ’œ Anna A rose blooming right before Autumn begins? Even the colors look Fall-like! â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›Puppy cuddles. ðŸ’•All dressed up and getting ready to go out to dinner with my Dad tonight. Weâ€™re still deciding whether we want Chinese food or Mexican food! Which one would you choose? Happy Friday! Have a fun weekend! ðŸ‚âœ¨There are just 2 more days left of Summer after today... enjoy them! Happy Friday!
I wear a size Large in tops, but I decided to wear my XL tanktop today. I just tuck it into my size 13 shorts, and I can make it work! I like how I can still wear some of my bigger clothes and pull it off.
These shorts are fairly new but havenâ€™t been worn. I thought they were way too tight, but when I tried them on again I realized they fit fine!
Have a wonderful weekend! ðŸ’–The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸ’™ðŸ§¡âœ¨âï¸Happy Saturday! â£ï¸Anna would like to wish everyone a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•âï¸Anna hopes everyone enjoyed their weekend! ðŸ’•Last sunset of the Summer. âœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸ’–âï¸Happy first day of Autumn! ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚This was my Stepmomâ€™s German chocolate cake that we bought her for her Birthday. ðŸŽ‰I donâ€™t think a little over 20k steps would be considered lazy, but I took a break and didnâ€™t run this weekend.
This morning I ran for 25 minutes! âï¸I took my ponytail out after my run, and this is what my hair currently looks like. I didnâ€™t even brush it. I love it! ðŸ’•Anna says Good Morning and Happy Monday! ðŸ’•ðŸ˜The first sunset of the new season. ðŸ‚âœ¨Yesterday. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨âï¸The sunset in California this evening. You can hardly see it, but thereâ€™s a sailboat on the water. â›µï¸ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•â€œDrat! Iâ€™m running low on some of my favorite treats. Time for you to go to the store and stock up!â€ ðŸ˜‚Interesting sunset in California this evening. That long dark line under the sun is actually a cloud. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸A sailboat on a cloudy day. Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Friday! ðŸ’•I had to post one more. Look at those beautiful eyes! ðŸ˜âï¸Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸðŸ‚âœ¨I baked gingerbread cookies last night for my family. I had a tiny nibble of dough, but didnâ€™t even have one cookie. I saved a couple incase I decide to have one today. ðŸ’•âï¸Pretty view near where I live. Anna is a happy girl because we stocked up on all her favorite treats at the store yesterday. ðŸ’•Do you spoil your pets? For early Fall in California itâ€™s warm during the day, and then it gets cooler in the evening. Itâ€™s been very windy here, too. Itâ€™s currently in the low 60â€™s right now. Howâ€™s the weather been where you are? Rest day with a little walking. âï¸Anna all curled up and having a nice Monday Morning snooze. ðŸ’•ðŸ’¤Anna and I will end the month by taking a few nice walks today. Her and I both hope you all enjoy your last day of September! ðŸ’•I wanted more coffee, so I look over to see if I have any in my cup. I had poured myself a cup of coffee, and completely forgot about it, lol! The good thing is... the coffee was still hot! ðŸ˜‚The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ™âï¸Happy first day of October! ðŸðŸŽƒðŸ‚â˜•ï¸First sunset on the new month. âœ¨The sky after sunset. âœ¨ðŸ’•ðŸŒ™âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•
The weather in California is so gorgeous today. It doesnâ€™t even feel like Fall here. Itâ€™s currently 73 degrees. Perfect weather for walking. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸
Hope all of you are having a great day! Cod with tarter sauce, mashed potatoes, and asparagus for dinner tonight. I made a plate for my Dad and Stepmom too. ðŸ’•âï¸Self care includes breakfast. ðŸ’•
Most mornings I get too distracted with what Iâ€™m doing to set aside the time to eat breakfast. So what looks like just a simple bowl of cereal, is actually a huge victory for me. âï¸
It may look a little unhealthy, but to me itâ€™s better than not having any breakfast.
Enjoy your Thursday! Anna watching me eat my cereal.
Sheâ€™s thinking â€œwhy are you eating food that looks like kibble?â€ ðŸ˜‚The sky in California right now. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday! ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’¤The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âœ¨âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Anna would like to wish everyone a Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠðŸŒ¤The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŠðŸ’–âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. âœ¨The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’«Pink clouds. ðŸ’–I got 10k steps from housecleaning today. âï¸New shoes. :)
Happy Friday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. ðŸ’™The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨Sunset Part 2. ðŸ’–Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨Rest day with housecleaning and a little walking. âï¸âï¸Happy Tuesday! â¤ï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŸAlfredo shell pasta with peas and shrimp, and cheesy scalloped potatoes and avocado on the side for dinner last night. â¤ï¸The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’™Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•Anna and I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠThe sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’™The sky after sunset. âœ¨Beautiful day on the water. Itâ€™s currently 69 degrees in California right now. ðŸ’™Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•Itâ€™s currently 82 degrees in California right now. â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠâï¸Itâ€™s currently 87 degrees in California right now. ðŸ’™The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨âï¸I baked homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies last night. ðŸ’•âï¸Anna and I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•The sky in California just a few minutes ago. âœ¨The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸I made French Toast for Sunday brunch for my Stepmom and I. This was her plate. ðŸ’•âï¸My family and I made a big batch of homemade chicken noodle soup last weekend. It was gone in two days, lol. â¤ï¸Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•I baked healthy homemade muffins with applesauce, banana, and peanut butter for my Dad. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Did you have a fun Halloween? This was my costume for Halloween. I was a unicorn. ðŸ’•ðŸ¦„Happy first day of November! ðŸðŸ‚First sunset of November. ðŸ’•Started November off on the right foot! Woohoo! ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’–âï¸The sky after sunset. âœ¨I took this picture of her the other day. Had to post. ðŸ’•âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•I went to the store and didnâ€™t buy any icecream or other junk food! âï¸âï¸âï¸My Stepmom made two banana bread loaves last night - one with walnuts, and one with chocolate chips. ðŸ’•Hereâ€™s a close up of the banana bread with chocolate chips that my Stepmom made for me. ðŸ’•Fish tacos with lettuce and Thousand Island for lunch. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«Right after the sun went down. ðŸ’•âï¸All bundled up. ðŸ’• It was 51 degrees in California this morning. Keep yourself and your pets warm if itâ€™s cold where you are!Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸ’–âï¸Follow your heart and your dreams so that you have no regrets. Happy Thursday! â¤ï¸It was the first foggy morning of the year. I could hear the fog horns in the distance. So tranquil. The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’–The sky after sunset. ðŸ’•âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a fun weekend! ðŸ’œThe sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. âœ¨Rest day with some walking and housecleaning. âï¸A little Saturday motivation. Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•Rest day with some walking and housecleaning. âï¸Note to self. Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. âœ¨We had cloudy weather in the low 70â€™s in California today.
Thank you to all of the Veterans who served for our country. ðŸ‡±ðŸ‡·âï¸Happy Tuesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Itâ€™s currently 75 degrees in California right now, warm enough outside to wear shorts. And itâ€™s going to get even warmer... itâ€™s supposed to get up to 77 today! ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨âï¸Anna is ready for a nap after her walk. ðŸ’•Shrimp seasoned with butter, pepper, and basil, and green beans with mashed potatoes on the side for lunch. ðŸ’•The sky in California right now. Itâ€™s currently 62 degrees here. â˜€ï¸â˜ï¸The sun has a mysterious glow to it. âœ¨ðŸ’•âœ¨âï¸Even through the clouds and the rain, the sun will still persist... and on your harder days, so will you. ðŸ’•â˜ï¸ -Quote by AllyLizzyThe sky in California right now. âœ¨âï¸Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’–Join in on the Friday Kindness Party, started by @STILLSPARKLEIGH! Spread smiles and compliments everywhere you go today!
â€œSpread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happierâ€. -Mother TeresaDad here - This is a zero calorie Thousand Island dressing by Walden Farms that I would like to reccomend. Most other salad dressings are about 70 calories a tbsp.
Walden Farms has other zero calorie flavors too. They are available at Walmart, and you can also buy them online.
Give it a try. I go on lots of walks, but I usually take breaks in between. Today I challenged myself to walk for one hour without stopping. Goal accomplished! âï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•My legs are sore from the exercises Iâ€™ve done in the last few days. Iâ€™ve also lost 3 pounds in the last 3 days. From 156 down to 154! Iâ€™m pretty active even on my rest days. I think Iâ€™ve earned a real rest day. Right? I will still go for at least one walk with my dog, Anna.When you smile at a stranger, you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position, aware of the risk that they may not smile back. You can share your smile with them, but not everyone will be so kind as to share their smile with you. Smile anyway. Smile to show the goodness of your heart. ðŸ’•
-Quote by AllyLizzy The sky in California right now. Itâ€™s currently 63 degrees here. âœ¨See those tiny black specks on the water? Those are ducks. I assume theyâ€™re not getting along right now. Lol! ðŸ˜‚Rest day with some housecleaning and a walk with my dog Anna. âï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•We had nice weather here in California, it was in the low 70â€™s today. I wore shorts when I went out.
It was so warm outside that when my Stepmom and I went shopping, it made us want to stop and get some ice cream on the way! Lol. ðŸ¨ðŸ˜‚ Awesome day for me! Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’•Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday! ðŸ’œI baked homemade chocolate chip cookies last night. ðŸ’•âï¸A homemade burrito with refried beans, red enchilada sauce, and cheese for dinner last night. I made one for my Stepmom, too. Itâ€™s similar to the Enchiritos that they used to sell from Taco Bell, and those were her favorite. â¤ï¸I baked more homemade chocolate chip cookies last night, because my family requested them. I only had three of them. ðŸ’•âï¸Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•Black bean soup with chimichurri rice and roasted corn, all of which you can buy from Trader Joeâ€™s. We like to put tortilla strip croutons on ours. Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨âï¸Happy Saturday!
I took a nice walk at the park today with Dad and Anna. ðŸ’œMy Dad and Anna relaxing at the park today. The sunset in California this evening. âœ¨âï¸Happy Sunday!
Weâ€™ve been having nice weather in California - mid 60â€™s here today. ðŸ’™I made French Toast for Sunday Brunch for my Stepmom and I. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. âœ¨âï¸Happy Monday!
Itâ€™s currently 60 degrees in California right now, and itâ€™s supposed to reach 64 later today. ðŸ’™âï¸Dad started the week off right by barbecuing a big batch of chicken last night! Lots of leftovers. ðŸ’•I treated myself to a nice big lunch. Leftover barbecued chicken drumsticks, baked beans, mashed potatoes, and green beans. ðŸ’•
I plan on having a light dinner this evening. Goodnight. ðŸ’•Iâ€™m grateful for the sunshine we had today. I know with Winter coming soon, I should appreciate it as much as I can while it lasts. ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸
What are you grateful for on this Thanksgiving Eve? Cloudy sky but still beautiful. â˜ï¸ðŸŒŠThe sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«Anna and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! ðŸ’•âï¸I made this meme. ðŸ˜‚
I did well on Thanksgiving, I only had one plate and I had reasonable portions. I skipped the pie, but had a little icecream.
Happy Friday! ðŸ’•Earlier today. ðŸŒŠðŸŒ¤ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨ðŸ’–Happy first day of December! ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸Anna snoozing while the rain falls. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ§Cloudy and rainy day here in California. ðŸŒ§ðŸŒ§ðŸŒ§The sky in California right now. The sunshine and temps in the low 60â€™s here in California feels nice after having a couple days of rain. Perfect walking weather. ðŸ’•Good hair day. :)
Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•Anna says hi. ðŸ’•âï¸The sky in California right now. ðŸ’•I wasnâ€™t expecting to get this many steps today, nice surprise. âï¸Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•The sky in California after the rain. ðŸŒ§Itâ€™s currently 61 degrees and sunny in California right now. ðŸ’•â˜ï¸â˜€ï¸My Stepmom baked a homemade Kahlua cake for a Christmas party. ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸My Stepmomâ€™s Kahlua cake ðŸ’• for a Christmas party. The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Little sailboat on a cloudy day. ðŸ’•â›µï¸â˜ï¸Who knew a cloudy sky could make for such a breathtaking photo? ðŸ’™Picture with a little more of the sky and less water. ðŸ’•So glad I captured this much beauty this evening! ðŸ’•Gray/pink colored clouds. ðŸ’–âï¸âï¸Goodnight. ðŸ’•ðŸ’¤Happy Sunday! Have a relaxing day! ðŸ’•ðŸŽ…ðŸ»ðŸŽ„â˜ƒï¸ðŸ’•New leggings. Going shopping. ðŸ’• Yesterday. âœ¨I bought 3 donuts yesterday but only ate 2. âï¸Sunny side up eggs, sausage, and little potatoes for a late breakfast. ðŸ’•Look at her eyes. ðŸ˜â¤ï¸Dadâ€™s stir fry. Chinese eggplant, zucchini, tofu, and assorted veggies. Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•Cloudy day in California with little sunlight. Itâ€™s currently 59 degreees here.
Happy Winter! ðŸŽ„ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âœ¨âœ¨Pretty glow in the sky. ðŸ’«Dadâ€™s stir-fry tonight.
After reading one of @GPALMER2019â€™s posts this week, Dad had been really motivated to eat healthy.
Thank you, Greg! âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•ðŸŽ…ðŸ»
My little model isnâ€™t in the mood for pictures and is taking the day off. ðŸ˜‚Clearing rain clouds in California. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ§Happy Monday!
Anna is looking forward to going on a walk with me today.
Enjoy your day! â¤ï¸Dadâ€™s Disappearing Meatloaf. â¤ï¸Beautiful sunny day in California today. Itâ€™s currently 54 degrees here. ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸Anna relaxing after her walk and before her next walk. â¤ï¸The sunset in California this afternoon. ðŸŒŸThe sky in California earlier today. ðŸ’•Merry Christmas Eve! ðŸŽ„â¤ï¸ðŸŽ„I baked homemade Bran Muffins for my Dad for the first time last night. Dad here -
Merry Christmas! Hereâ€™s a picture of our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Ally and I wish everyone a Happy Holiday. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas! Hereâ€™s a picture of Anna and I from last night. â¤ï¸We had sunny weather in California today. ðŸ’•âï¸Last âœ¨sunsetâœ¨ of the decade.
Goodbye 2019. Hello 2020! ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨âï¸Weather (in California) in the low 60â€™s, during the end of December? Wow. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸Feeling cute with my baggy sweater and unbrushed hair. ðŸ’•Last (actual) REAL sunset of the decade.
Say goodbye to 2019!
Hello, âœ¨2020!âœ¨ðŸ’ž Selfies for Self Esteem ðŸ’ž
Thereâ€™s nothing like the beauty of authenticity and embracing who you really are. Donâ€™t afraid to be yourself, because youâ€™re so darn beautiful that way. Others can see it, even if you donâ€™t. Itâ€™s not too late, post your selfie!
Inspired by Spark Sis @STILLSPARKLEIGH. ðŸ’“Happy New Year!!! ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸHot brewed coffee and homemade French Toast to start off my New Year. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Happy New Year! âœ¨ðŸŒŸâœ¨âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•Sunset from yesterday evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Itâ€™s 57 degrees and sunny in California today. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸The sky in California right now. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸âœ¨The sunset in California this late afternoon. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸Magical sunset tonight. ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨This reminded me of your current status on your page, @STILLSPARKLEIGH. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âï¸Me at the Mall last night. ðŸ’•Weâ€™ve been getting lots of sunny days in California so far this Winter. Currently 57 degrees here. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸âï¸Anna and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this late afternoon. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky turned pink and blue after the sunset. ðŸ’–ðŸ’™Sunny day in California today. Currently 54 degrees. â˜€ï¸ðŸ’•â˜ï¸An hour and 20 minutes of housecleaning today plus walking. âï¸The sunset in California this late afternoon. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Dadâ€™s stir fry for dinner last night - with noodles, tofu, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and garlic. ðŸ’•âï¸Itâ€™s my 28th Birthday today!!!
ðŸŽ‰ðŸ’–âï¸Had a fun Birthday yesterday!
ðŸ’™ðŸŽ‚ðŸ’•My Birthday cake was yummy, and I only had one slice. ðŸŽ‚ðŸ’•âï¸I went grocery shopping and walked away without buying any of my favorite chips. âï¸âï¸Colorful flowers to brighten your day. Happy Monday!
â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œMore colorful flowers. I love blue roses. ðŸ’™ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸My new slippers that I given for my Birthday. ðŸ’•Spreading the Friday Magic with @STILLSPARKLEIGH today.
Have a magical weekend!
ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«ðŸŒŸPretty sky in California this late afternoon. ðŸ’•â˜ï¸âœ¨The sky in California right now. Itâ€™s currently 54 degrees.
ðŸ’•âœ¨â˜ï¸I baked a green bean casserole for my Dad and I for lunch today. ðŸ’•The sky is so beautiful this afternoon, and the water is so calm. ðŸŒŠâœ¨My Stepmom made homemade Split Pea Soup last night for dinner. ðŸ’•Anna â¤ï¸ (December 2019) Kind of a dark sunset in California from this early evening. The temps were in the mid 50â€™s here today. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Before the sun set...
notice the ripples on the water. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸Dad made Homemade Baked Pasta for dinner last night. â¤ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Before the sun set. â˜€ï¸ðŸ’•...Read my last post to see what Iâ€™m talking about when it comes to progress and not perfection!
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Enjoy your evening!
ðŸ’–Steps from shopping. âï¸Pic from yesterday.
Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•Pretty sky yesterday afternoon. âœ¨I made French Toast for Sunday Brunch for my Stepmom and I. ðŸ’•I bought my favorite Starbucks drink while I was out shopping earlier (iced mocha with almond milk and no whipped cream).
I decided to buy a cold coffee instead of a hot one because it was in the 60â€™s here in California today... today was the warmest day of the Winter weâ€™ve had so far.
ðŸ’–â˜€ï¸Out for a Sunday stroll with Stepmom. ðŸ’•I like posing in front of pretty flowers. ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ¸
I was in a pink mood today, lol. What color are you wearing/vibing with today?
...Hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday!
ðŸ’“The sunset in California earlier this evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸ’•âœ¨ðŸŒ›ðŸ’«âœ¨Pic from yesterday.
Happy Monday! ðŸ’—My Dad made Homemade Shrimp Tempura last night. â¤ï¸Itâ€™s currently 59 degrees in California right now. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. âœ¨ðŸŒŠThe sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Pretty sky this evening. ðŸ’–âï¸I bought new sparkly earrings for myself. No particular reason, just felt like treating myself. :) ðŸ’–âœ¨Itâ€™s currently 57 degrees in California right now. The temps are supposed to reach 64 today. â˜€ï¸
Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky after sunset. ðŸ’•âï¸5 year difference.
ðŸ’•What I accomplished in 2019.
ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸPicture from earlier. Itâ€™s currently 66 degrees here in California right now. Feels like Spring!
ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠThe sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Goodbye January, Hello February! Mysterious sunset this early evening. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«...And then within about just 20 minutes, the sky completely changed colors.
ðŸ’–View of a little sailboat on a peaceful Saturday evening. ðŸ’•Steps from grocery shopping. âï¸The sun is shining, but itâ€™s cold out and extremely windy here in California today. Currently 54 degrees. Anna snuggling with Pooh Bear. â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Monday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠðŸŒŸðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸ’–That first sip of coffee was so good this morning. â¤ï¸
Enjoy your Tuesday! The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸThe sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Itâ€™s currently 61 degrees in California right now. ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸâï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠThe sky after sunset. ðŸ’—View of a little duck swimming out to meet his or her friends. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸View of a little sailboat on a Saturday afternoon. ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠAnother little sailboat. ðŸ’—Rest day âï¸Moonlight over the water. âœ¨Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•
64 degrees in California today. This is what I wore on my walk. Itâ€™s pretty windy out, but it was still warm out enough for me to wear shorts and a T-shirt.
â˜€ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠðŸ’—Rest day âï¸Happy Monday!
The weather in California is unbelievable for this time of year. Currently 75 degrees here.
ðŸ’™73 degrees. ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸The sunset in California this early evening.
My Spark Friend, @EVANS1848, gave me a new nickname - â€œSunset Queenâ€. ðŸ‘‘âœ¨Happy Tuesday!
75 degrees in California again today.
I put my bikini, sunglasses, and sunscreen on and layed outside in the sun for an hour today.
...Only in California can you sunbathe in the middle of Winter.
ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning - Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this early evening.
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day! ðŸ’–The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Happy Saturday! Have a fun weekend! ðŸ’•Itâ€™s currently 61 degrees in California right now.
ðŸ’•ðŸŒŠâ˜€ï¸Anna waiting patiently for her walk. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Electric sky. âš¡ï¸ðŸ’«âœ¨ðŸ’—ðŸ’–Rest day âï¸ðŸ’•View of two little sailboats on a peaceful Sunday Morning...
Have a relaxing Sunday!
ðŸ’™The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«ðŸ’–Rest day âï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Pic from earlier this Morning. ðŸ’™âï¸âï¸Happy *Love Your Pet* Day!
Here is a sweet smile from Anna!
Feel free to join the fun and post a pic of your fur baby/fur babies! The sky in California right now. ðŸŒŠâœ¨The sky before sunset. ðŸŒŠðŸ’™âœ¨The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸ’“Gorgeous sky tonight. ðŸ’–âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•New Cherry Blossom seen on my walk. ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Tacos with lean ground beef, Monterey Jack cheese, and Pico De Gallo.
Happy Taco Tuesday! â¤ï¸The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•âï¸The sunset in California this early evening.
ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸâï¸Dry your hair in the sunshine and fresh hair more than you would use a blow dryer.
Happy Thursday! ðŸ’–Itâ€™s currently 77 degrees in California right now.
Itâ€™s like we skipped Winter and went straight to Spring.
ðŸ’™The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŸðŸ’–âœ¨Those little specks on the water are ducks. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸ’•âœ¨The clouds turned pink after the sunset. ðŸ’–âï¸Good Morning! Happy Friday!
The words â€œI can do this!â€
And â€œYou can do this!â€ Are the two simplest, yet most powerful affirmations that can be used to encourage yourself as well as others.
WE can do this!
ðŸŒ»The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«âï¸Shrimp scampi, mashed potatoes, and green beans with pepper for dinner tonight. I made a plate for my Dad and Stepmom too. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy March! ðŸŒ¸The sunset in California this early evening.
ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸA Pear Blossom tree. An early sign of Spring! ðŸ’•Non Scale Victory #1
I ordered four sausages and three pancakes when I went out to Brunch with my Stepmom today, but I just ate the four sausages and only one pancake with no butter!
Non Scale Victory #2
I didnâ€™t buy any chips from the store today! Steps from grocery shopping. âï¸Dadâ€™s Disappearing Meatloaf â¤ï¸Happy Monday! Happy March!
Itâ€™s amazing how great a nice shade of lipstick can make you feel.
#selflove #selfcare #fiercelove @STILLSPARKLEIGH
ðŸ’œPicture from yesterday. First blooming rose of Spring. ðŸ’›The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸ’•The sky after sunset. ðŸŒŠâœ¨Non Scale Victory
I resisted these cakes at the store today! Steps from more grocery shopping. âï¸Another blooming rose. ðŸ’–California Poppy (The State Flower) ðŸ§¡The sunset in California this early evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨I always find a way to get my 10k steps or more, and Iâ€™m proud of that.
âï¸The weather is so nice this morning. Itâ€™s currently 61 degrees here in California.
ðŸ’™Remember the yellow rose I posted that was just beginning to bloom? This is the same rose. ðŸ’›The sunset in California this early evening.
ðŸŒŸðŸŒŸðŸŒŸâï¸Last night we had Dadâ€™s first barbecue of the year. ðŸ’•âï¸The thing is, I donâ€™t really want to stop trying. I have no desire to give up on my goals...
I want to be keep growing, changing, transforming, flourishing, creating, walking, writing, and learning which are all things Iâ€™m able to enjoy more when Iâ€™m on track.
So Iâ€™m going to keep going right from where I am, because I deserve happiness. We all do. Letâ€™s keep doing more of what makes us happy!
Happy Friday! Peanut butter oatmeal and banana with coffee on the side for breakfast this morning. ðŸ’•Itâ€™s a cloudy day in California today. Itâ€™s currently 55 degrees here.
We had our Winter weather in December, then we had warmer weather in January and February, and now itâ€™s finally starting to feel like Winter. Lol. Wonâ€™t last long, though. :)
Have a fun Friday!
ðŸ’™âï¸I was able to capture this beauty on my walk right before it began to rain again. I think it was meant to be. â¤ï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŠâœ¨âï¸Good Morning - Have a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’–I baked homemade chocolate chip cookies last night. ðŸ’•Weâ€™re having overcast but warm weather in California today. Itâ€™s currently 55 degrees here.
Happy Sunday! ðŸ’™Rest day âï¸Have you ever tried an itâ€™s it?
An itâ€™s it is an icecream sandwich, with icecream in between two oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate.
I love these! They have different flavors, but my favorite is the mint. ðŸ’•âï¸My Dad made tacos with rotisserie chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, and green taco sauce for lunch today.
Happy Taco Tuesday! ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠâœ¨Dad here - Nice evening sky. Cooking up a nice baked pasta tonight. Enjoy your evening! âï¸My Dad made Baked Pasta for dinner last night. He uses penne instead of ziti. â¤ï¸âï¸The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Friday! ðŸ’™âï¸Sipping coffee while listening to the rain. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Happy Saturday! The sunset in California this evening. It was raining earlier today, but then the sun came out. ðŸ’•â˜€ï¸âï¸My Dad made baked pasta tonight, and he brought a plate to me in my bedroom. â¤ï¸
I hope everyone is having a good night, Iâ€™m really enjoying mine!
â€œHome is the nicest word there is.â€ -Laura Ingalls Wilder Good Morning - Happy Monday! ðŸ’«Seen on my walk yesterday. â¤ï¸Anna says Good Morning and would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday! ðŸ’•We are having cloudy weather in California today, and it rained earlier today. Itâ€™s currently 48 degrees here right now.
I hope all of you are enjoying your day! ðŸ’•...And now itâ€™s sunny. Itâ€™s currently 52 degrees here in California right now. â˜€ï¸ðŸŒŠThe sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day!
ðŸ€ðŸ€ðŸ€Rest day âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•
Pictures from yesterday. Four-leaf Clovers, my new St. Patrickâ€™s Day T-Shirt, a closeup of my T-Shirt, and Cornbeef and Cabbage.
My T-Shirt says â€œI donâ€™t need luck Iâ€™m magical.â€ @STILLSPARKLEIGH I had to buy this T-Shirt because it reminded me so much of you!
I hope you all enjoyed your St. Patrickâ€™s Day! ðŸ€A little sailboat on a cloudy day. ðŸ’•â˜ï¸Another boat picture with some little duckies. ðŸ’•Itâ€™s cloudy and rainy here, so I decided to make some tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich to go with. â¤ï¸
...I like to dip my grilled cheese in the soup. Do any of you ever do that? âï¸Wow... deep. ðŸ’—Happy Spring! ðŸ’•âï¸Good Morning - Happy Friday! ðŸ’—I baked banana bread yesterday. ðŸ’•Happy Friday!
Itâ€™s 54 degrees in California this morning.
Have a great weekend! ðŸ’™The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•ðŸ’–âï¸Good Morning - Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•My Dad made baked pasta last night. â¤ï¸Beautiful Spring weather in California today - 64 degrees.
Have a relaxing weekend!
ðŸ’™The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸A little positive insight with all the chaos going on in the world.
ðŸ’™The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’—âï¸I was eating my enchiladas last night and she gave me this look. ðŸ˜‚My Dad made Homemade Beef and Onion Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese for dinner tonight, and he brought a plate to me in my bedroom. â¤ï¸
...Itâ€™s the little things that mean the most to me. ...Of course I gave her a couple little pieces! ðŸ˜‚Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•Tacos with mozzarella cheese, lean ground beef and onion, cilantro dressing, ranch, and sriracha mayo for lunch today.
Happy Taco Tuesday! It rained in California all day today, but the sun just came out. â˜€ï¸Rest day âï¸Note to self (and anyone else who needs it) -
Look back and appreciate how far youâ€™ve come, instead of only focusing on what youâ€™re not doing right. Give yourself some credit!
Happy Wednesday! âï¸Happy Thursday! ðŸ’–Blooming Red Rose ðŸŒ¹The sunset in California this evening. ðŸ’•âï¸Have a fun Friday at home! â¤ï¸â˜•ï¸For my Spark Sis, @STILLSPARKLEIGH. This quote reminded me of your post yesterday about conquering your doubts and fears.
ðŸ’—ðŸ’—ðŸ’—A Clivia plant. My Dad took this photo. ðŸ’•The sunset in California this evening. ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨Anna hopes everyone has a restful night. ðŸŒ™ðŸ’•ðŸ˜´ðŸ’“ðŸ¾âœ¨âï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•Tiny Pink Rose Rest day âï¸Have a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•Pride of Madeira Happy Sunday!
Itâ€™s cloudy in California today, but itâ€™s not cold and the sun is peeking through the clouds. It rained a little earlier. Itâ€™s currently 57 degrees here right now.
Today I am brewing coffee and making French Toast, listening to music, housecleaning, doing laundry, and walking with my dog Anna. Doing these little things honestly bring me the most joy. ðŸ’—
...What are you doing for fun during quarantine?
Enjoy your Sunday!
ðŸ’™French Toast and coffee for Sunday brunch. ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸ’•Enjoy your day! ðŸ’•Remember the picture of the red rose I posted the other day? This is the same rose after it bloomed. â¤ï¸My Dad made homemade chicken enchiladas for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸âï¸Sometimes I just need this reminder. We all do. ðŸ’•
Happy Tuesday! Anna was sad last night because she ate all her dinner and she wanted more food. Lol. I baked chocolate chip cookies last night. ðŸ’•ðŸªA pretty little blue and white sailboat.
Itâ€™s currently 63 degrees here in California right now.
Hope youâ€™re enjoying your Tuesday! âï¸Happy April! ðŸ’—Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’“âï¸Happy Thursday! ðŸ’—I decided to make a big dinner for my family and I tonight...
Salmon, mixed vegetables, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, Delhi potatoes, and crackers. â¤ï¸
Enjoy your morning coffee. âï¸Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•I baked almond flour and almond butter chocolate chip cookies last night. The ones with walnuts were for my Dad. Each family member got two cookies each. ðŸ’•Itâ€™s a cold and rainy day here, so I decided to make some chicken and cilantro wonton soup with chicken broth for lunch. ðŸ’•âï¸Have a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’•Two pancakes with boysenberry syrup, and coffee with creamer on the side for breakfast this morning.
If youâ€™ve never tried boysenberry syrup, I suggest you try it sometime. Itâ€™s delicious.
Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•Rest day âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸ’•For @RREDFORD5 â¤ï¸@SURFIE Here is the tiny pink rose after it bloomed. @STILLSPARKLEIGH ðŸ’• Thank you for the reminder on your current status on your page that self care, â€œis whatever we need it to be.â€
...How will you all practice self care today?Couldnâ€™t wait until Tuesday. ðŸ˜‚
Tacos with chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro dressing, and sriracha mayo for lunch today. ðŸ’•
This was my Stepmomâ€™s plate. âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Happy Tuesday! ðŸŒŸMy Dad made baked chicken seasoned with pepper and paprika, and brown rice with cream of mushroom soup and chicken broth for dinner last night. â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«I decided to make my favorite breakfast this morning - eggs over easy, sausage, and little potatoes with pepper. â¤ï¸I love how nourished my body feels after eating a wholesome meal. â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Anyone else do this? ðŸ˜‚Avocado toast with a sunny side up egg and pepper, with coffee and creamer on the side for breakfast this morning. ðŸ’•âï¸Have a fun Friday at home! â¤ï¸âï¸Enjoy your Easter Weekend!
ðŸ’•ðŸ‡ðŸŒ·Happy National Pet Day!
This is one of my favorite pictures of my girl, Anna. ðŸ’—Pancakes with butter and maple syrup, sausage, and coffee with creamer for a late breakfast. ðŸ’•
I made a plate for my Stepmom too. âï¸My Easter basket ðŸ’“ðŸ‡ðŸ’ðŸ«ðŸ˜‚Happy Easter! ðŸ’•Ham with pineapple brown sugar glaze, homemade scalloped potatoes, and green bean casserole for Easter Sunday Dinner. ðŸ’•
My Stepmom made the ham and scalloped potatoes, and I made the green bean casserole.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Enjoy your evening.
ðŸ’—Easter steps âï¸(Me showing my denim shorts collection to my Stepmom)
Me: Iâ€™m the queen of sizes.
Stepmom: Youâ€™ll have clothes all along your spectrum!
*Giggles* âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•ðŸ’¤Happy Wednesday!
I dropped 3 pounds overnight.
The Starbucks drive-through smelled so good the other day when I ordered my iced mocha made with almond milk, without whipped cream.
ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Have a fun Friday at home! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend. :) ðŸ’•I made Litâ€™l Smokies wrapped in Crescent Rolls for dinner tonight. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸ’•Chicken tacos with onion, Colby Jack cheese, cilantro dressing, and sriracha mayo for dinner tonight. I made a plate for my Dad and Stepmom too. ðŸ’•
Happy Taco Tuesday Eve!
ðŸŒ®ðŸŒ®ðŸŒ®Active day âï¸Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’•I baked two banana bread loaves last night. I made the one with walnuts for my Dad. â¤ï¸Standing in line at Costco with my Starbucks venti iced mocha made with almond milk and no whipped cream.
Enjoy your Tuesday! ðŸ’œâï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’™Just a simple coffee selfie from yesterday. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Sorry for arriving late to the Selfie Party @STILLSPARKLEIGH but Iâ€™m here now!
Whoever joins the party and posts a selfie and tags me will receive a goodie from me. :) âï¸Happy Thursday! ðŸ’™âï¸Happy Friday!
...You know when you have a morning where your coffee just tastes extra good? Iâ€™m having one of those days today. ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Have a fun Friday! ðŸ’™A small Oreo Blast from Sonic ðŸ’•ðŸ¨
Moderation ðŸ‘âï¸ðŸ‘ŒPic from earlier today when my Stepmom and I were picking up some flowers to take home.
Enjoy your Friday evening!
â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•Moderation is key... I enjoyed a small Oreo Blast from Sonic yesterday and still lost 1 pound!
âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ·ðŸ’—Anna says Good Morning ðŸ’•Happy Monday! ðŸ’•âï¸Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’–Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•This is for you @OPTICALXILLUSIO â¤ï¸Rest day with some housecleaning âï¸Happy Thursday! ðŸŒ¸Cymbidium Orchid ðŸ’•
This is one of my Stepmomâ€™s Orchids.~Happy National Thank You Thursday!~
Today is a day where we take a moment to say thank you and show appreciation to the ones who have always been there for us.
Thank you ðŸ’• to all of my Spark friends for being a part of my journey, and making it more enjoyable for me. I love you all.
...And thank you to the creators of Spark, for making living the dream possible. I love how this website/app makes losing weight fun. Spark is the true definition of the real secret to success!
ðŸ’âï¸Happy May! ðŸŒ¸âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•
Picture from yesterday.
Yesterday when my Stepmom was taking this picture of me, she said I looked very beautiful. She said my hair and my makeup and everything was just on point. â˜ºï¸
âï¸Happy Sunday! ðŸ’–âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸŒŸâï¸My Dad made the most delicious chicken tacos with onion, Colby Jack cheese, and cilantro dressing for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸
...I hope everyone had a fun Cinco de Mayo! âï¸âï¸Happy Saturday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸I baked two banana bread loaves on Thursday. One with walnuts (for my Dad) and one without. I used half white sugar and half dark brown sugar, since I didnâ€™t have enough white sugar. They came out amazing and the brown sugar gave it a softer texture. â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Motherâ€™s Day to all Moms ðŸŒ· (indluding Pet Moms!) My dog is my baby! âï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday!
This morning after I made coffee my Dad said to me, â€œGood coffee kiddoâ€. Coffee compliments are the best! â˜ºï¸
ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Anna says hello :) ðŸ’œHomemade potato salad ðŸ’•For dinner tonight I made salmon and my Stepmom made this amazing potato salad as a side dish. â¤ï¸âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Happy Thursday! ðŸŒŸâï¸Have a fun Friday! ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«For dinner this evening my awesome Dad made stir fry with chicken, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, tofu marinated in low sodium soy sauce, and Panda Express Kung Pao stir fry sauce. â¤ï¸
I requested stir fry from him for dinner and he was nice enough to make it for me. â˜ºï¸âï¸Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸I baked up a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies last night. I only had a few bites of dough and one cookie. I had one today, too. They were really good the next day. ðŸ’•ðŸªâï¸Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•My Stepmom did some baking yesterday and made four Quiche Lorraine. â¤ï¸Anna would like to wish everyone a Happy Sunday. ðŸ’•I made my Stepmom a stack of three big iHop-like pancakes for National Stepmomâ€™s Day. â¤ï¸Rest day âï¸âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Dad grilled up some barbecued chicken last night. ðŸ’•Sunny side up eggs, sausage, and little yellow potatoes with pepper for breakfast this morning. â¤ï¸I made my Dad his evening coffee...
When I was walking away he said, â€œmy personal baristaâ€. ðŸ˜
ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âï¸Anna is tired after her walk. âï¸âï¸Rest day âï¸Dad barbecued last night. â¤ï¸She just finished her dinner. ðŸ˜‚âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend! ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Started the new month off on the right foot! âï¸Happy Tuesday! â˜€ï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’•Anna is tired after her walk. Itâ€™s nap time for her now. ðŸ¾ðŸ’•ðŸ’¤âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Happy Saturday! ðŸŒ¸I baked two banana bread loaves last night (one with walnuts for my Dad, and one without for my Stepmom and I). ðŸ’•
I may have eaten a little too much banana bread last night. Back on track today! My Stepmom made homemade Swedish Meatballs for the family for dinner tonight. ðŸ’•Have a relaxing Sunday ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸Hope youâ€™re enjoying your Sunday! ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Anna and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! ðŸ’•Chicken and cheese quesadilla with a side of guacamole and sour cream from Chevyâ€™s for lunch today. â¤ï¸I left the store without buying any of my favorite cookies. It was hard, but I did it! Just a Simple Saturday ðŸ’•Coffee â˜•ï¸ Selfie â˜ºï¸
...Enjoy your evening!
â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸Fresh cantaloupe for an afternoon snack ðŸ§¡âï¸Good Morning
ðŸ’•I was surprised with over 20k steps when I checked my Fitbit at the end of the day. âï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning
ðŸ’œMy Dad made stir fry with chicken, tofu, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, mushroom, onion, Panda Express Kung Pao stir fry sauce, and Kikkoman soy sauce for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸Happy first day of Summer!
ðŸŒºðŸŒ´â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œâï¸Happy Fatherâ€™s Day!
Picture of my Dad and I on Fatherâ€™s Day last year.
This morning I made a cup of coffee for my Dad and then I wished him a Happy Fatherâ€™s Day.
ðŸ’™Strawberry and chocolate smoothie with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. â¤ï¸I made taco salad for dinner tonight for my Dad and Stepmom for Fatherâ€™s Day ðŸ’•âï¸Anna is pretty comfy right now. ðŸ¾ðŸ’“âï¸ðŸ˜âï¸Anna says Happy Friday :) âï¸Dad enjoying his cup of coffee âï¸âï¸Good Morning â¤ï¸
Happy Monday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Tuesday! A nice refreshing afternoon Strawberry Smoothie ðŸ’“âï¸Welcome to July ðŸŒŸðŸ’¥âœ¨âï¸Dad barbecued chicken drumsticks last night. He drenched them in extra barbecue sauce, so good.
Happy 4th of July! â¤ï¸ðŸ’™Hope everyone is having an awesome 4th of July! â¤ï¸ðŸ’™4th of July steps âï¸Best friends â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸Anna says hello! ðŸ’“Two fish tacos with shredded lettuce and thousand island dressing for a late dinner...
It IS Tuesday! Lol.
â¤ï¸âï¸Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’—Anna says hello! ðŸ¾My Stepmom and I picked up and enjoyed some really good food for lunch yesterday...
Spicy tuna rolls, California rolls, Shrimp Tempura, and Deep Fried Oreos.
It was my first time trying Deep Fried Oreos and they were really tasty (kind of had a brownie flavor) and they made me feel like I was at the fair. Lol.
â¤ï¸âï¸A cold and refreshing blueberry smoothie with one big scoop of peanut butter in it ðŸ’œâï¸âï¸Puppy eyes ðŸ˜âï¸âï¸Dadâ€™s homemade stir fry with chicken, zucchini, carrots, onion, mushrooms, tofu, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce for dinner tonight â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Saturday! Rest day âï¸Active rest day âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Monday! âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Sometimes I just need this reminder. ðŸ’“My Dad gave me the nicest compliment last night. He said to me, â€œyou have the most gorgeous smileâ€.
This picture was taken on Fatherâ€™s Day last year.
â¤ï¸My Stepmom made homemade chicken, cheese, and salsa quesadillas with guacamole and sour cream on the side for dinner tonight. I was really impressed with her quesadilla-making skills! â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning â˜€ï¸âœ¨ðŸ’«
Happy Saturday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’“
Are you drinking coffee this morning? Steps from grocery shopping, and two walks with Anna âï¸ Active rest day I did some more grocery shopping yesterday, and I managed to leave the store without buying my favorite chips! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’“
Happy Monday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’™
Happy Tuesday! I forgot to post this, but I ate these nachos from Taco Bell on Sunday without getting anything on my white T-shirt! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’™
Happy Wednesday! Angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream â¤ï¸ My Dad barbecued last night ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸This is for you @SOUTHERNJAVA â¤ï¸ðŸ’œðŸ’™
(Sparkers, please send hearts in the comments)My Dad made chicken and veggie stir fry for dinner last night and he put some nuts in it this time. It was so good. â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Chicken tacos for lunch earlier today - Happy Taco Tuesday! â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’–
Happy Thursday! I havenâ€™t had a Slurpee from 7-Eleven in about 16 years, and I randomly decided to buy one today. It really is a tasty treat to have during the Summertime!
Enjoy your evening! ðŸ’•âï¸This is for you @TEXASHSMOMOF3 ðŸ’•ðŸ‘‘âœ¨âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Working on this...
Happy Thursday! ðŸ’—I ran out of blueberries, so I made a raspberry and peanut butter smoothie. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Steps from walking around the house, a walk with Anna and grocery shopping âï¸Note to self, and whoever else may need it...
ðŸ’—ðŸ’—ðŸ’—âï¸Taco Stuffed Peppers for dinner last night â¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›
You canâ€™t really tell by looking at the picture, but there was a lot of good ingredients in them like lean ground beef, brown rice, black beans, corn, onion, and cheese.
Got the recipe from a friend. It was my first time trying them, the family loved them and I thought they were really yummy! âï¸Chicken tacos with Monterey Jack cheese, shredded lettuce, and cilantro lime sauce for an early dinner tonight...
Happy Taco Tuesday! ðŸ’•ðŸŒ®Happy National Dog Day! ðŸ¾
This is one of my favorite pictures of my sweet girl, Anna.
âï¸âï¸Steps from a walk with Anna, over an hour of housecleaning, and walking around the house (active rest day) ðŸŒŸHappy Sunday! ðŸ’–
It just feels good to surround yourself with kind and positive people! Can ALWAYS count on Spark for that... attitudes are contagious, you canâ€™t help but feel happy when others are happy!
Earlier this morning @SOUTHERNJAVA posted about finding our whys with weight loss. It inspired me to write a blog about it. Thank you for the inspiration Kristi! ðŸ’“
Check out her last post and my new blog to take part in commenting your â€˜whysâ€™ for weight loss.
Tomorrow we say Goodbye to August and Hello to September. Today is the perfect chance for us to reflect on what weâ€™ve accomplished for the month, or make improvements on what we didnâ€™t accomplish. Either way, today is a good time to get ready for the new month ahead.
How will you spend your last day of August? Letâ€™s make it amazing! Shall we? ðŸ˜‰âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Enjoy your Tuesday! Fall Favorites!
Cozy days & nights
...What are some of your favorite things about Fall?
21 days until Fall begins! ðŸ‚ðŸ
âï¸âï¸What did you and your family cook up/grill for Labor Day? We had burgers and deviled eggs for our Labor Day Dinner. ðŸ’•Happy Tuesday! ðŸ’«
Quote inspired by @MIAMI_LILLY
ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–â€œDonâ€™t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.â€
â¤ï¸â˜€ï¸ðŸ‚ðŸâœ¨Good Morning ðŸ’•
â˜•ï¸ðŸ¾ðŸ’“Anna and I â¤ï¸âï¸Goodnight ðŸ’•Happy Thursday! ðŸ’•
This picture is at Red Lobster from March 2019, back when we were still able to go sit down and eat a restaurant. I miss that.
Are you also unable to do that where you live? If so, post a picture you have of yourself or with friends and family dining at a restaurant to share the good memories.
#throwbackthursday This is for you,
May the love of your Dad live on and leave footprints in your heart
Sparkers, please send love in the comments âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Have a relaxing Sunday! âï¸Happy Monday! ðŸŒŸâœ¨ðŸ’«âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Tuesday! âï¸âï¸âï¸This was the chocolate cake we had last night for my Stepmomâ€™s Birthday. â¤ï¸My Dad made Linguine and Clams for my Stepmomâ€™s Birthday Dinner. â¤ï¸Chicken tacos with fresh Pico de Gallo, Monterey Jack cheese, and green taco sauce made by Dad for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸
...Because every now and then Taco Tuesday ðŸ’•ðŸŒ® will fall on a Friday! ðŸ˜‚âï¸Good Morning â¤ï¸â˜•ï¸
Happy Saturday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’“
Have a relaxing Sunday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’™
Happy Monday! âï¸Happy Autumn! ðŸðŸ‚âœ¨
(Collage made by me, but not my pictures).
...How was your Summer?
â¤ï¸Ready for a new season, and a new beginning. Whoâ€™s with me? ðŸ§¡
I colored this on a coloring app 4 years ago. I thought it was appropriate to post for the first day of Fall. :)
ðŸ‚â˜•ï¸âœ¨Homemade salsa verde shredded beef burritos with pinto beans and cheese, with avocado and pico de gallo on the side for lunch today. My Stepmom made the meat in the slow cooker, and my Dad made the burritos for us. â¤ï¸Itâ€™s National Ice Cream Cone Day, so I made an ice cream cone for my Dad and Stepmom with rocky road ice cream.
I decided to have a raspberry smoothie made with a couple scoops of ice cream instead of a cone.
You can find these little icecream cones that are only 20 calories each from the store. They even have 15 calorie ones, but I couldnâ€™t find those last time. A big scoop of icecream is 210 calories which makes a homemade icecream cone total to about 230 calories. Enjoy!
ðŸ’•ðâï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Monday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ‚ðŸ’«
Happy Tuesday! Heres to National Coffee Day and a Beautiful Fall... cheers!
Hope youâ€™re enjoying your Tuesday! ðŸ’•âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Wednesday! Happy October! ðŸ‚ðŸŽƒðŸâï¸Have a Fun Friday! :)
ðŸ’–I found the perfect meme for you, @RREDFORD5 ! :)
â¤ï¸Anna says hi :) ðŸ’•âï¸Have a relaxing Sunday!
ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸âï¸I made a big batch of homemade chicken noodle soup last night ðŸ’•âï¸We all need this reminder sometimes.
Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’“âï¸Change is possible when you believe in yourself. â¤ï¸
Happy Thursday! ðŸðŸ‚âï¸Have a Fun Friday! ðŸ’“ðŸ’âï¸Itâ€™s National Love Your Hair Day!
Loving who you are includes loving your hair, too.
This is one of my favorite pictures of my hair... feel free to join the fun and post one of your favorite pictures of your hair! Please tag me in your post. Goodnight ðŸ’•âï¸Good Morning ðŸŒžâœ¨
Happy Monday! I baked chocolate chip cookies for my Brother and bran muffins for my Dad last night ðŸ’•I only ate 2 of these last night
ðŸªðŸªðŸ’•I made pancakes for a late breakfast for my Stepmom and I ðŸ’• Iâ€™m really starting to get into making pancakes for breakfast :) My girl Anna ðŸ’•âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’œ
Happy Wednesday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’–
Happy Thursday! My audience while I do my floor exercises on my yoga mat ðŸ’“âï¸Have a Fun Friday! ðŸ’«ðŸ’•âï¸Anna looked sleepy, so I tucked her in and gave her a kiss lol
ðŸ¾ ðŸ’‹My Stepmom and I got frosties before going grocery shopping :)
ðŸ’•My Stepmom made a snack for us last night...
Maryâ€™s Super Seed Everything crackers, with cream cheese, sweet pickles, and Everything But The Salt seasoning blend sprinkled on top.
They were pretty good! âï¸Anna waiting for her pancake
ðŸ’•LolMini Chicken Tacos from Trader Joeâ€™s ðŸ’•
Happy Taco Tuesday!
ðŸŒ®ðŸŒ®ðŸŒ®âï¸Her face while I was eating my pizza last night. Lol âï¸Happy Thankful Thursday!
Have a beautiful day ðŸ’—âï¸Have a Fun Friday!
â˜€ï¸ðŸ’“âœ¨âï¸Happy Saturday â¤ï¸
Have a fantastic weekend! âï¸Have a relaxing Sunday! â˜•ï¸âœ¨âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Monday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’—
Happy Tuesday! âï¸Good Morning â˜•ï¸âœ¨
Happy Wednesday! One big pancake drizzled in boysenberry syrup for brunch â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’‹â˜•ï¸
Happy Thursday! âï¸Itâ€™s Friday! Halloween is tomorrow! Let the fun begin!
âœ¨ðŸŒŸðŸŽƒðŸŒŸâœ¨âï¸Happy Halloween from the both of us! ðŸŽƒ Going for a Moulin Rouge look here ðŸ’–Happy November!
ðŸðŸ‚...That feeling when you realize you canâ€™t recognize yourself anymore because youâ€™ve become your best self... when you now have what you once wished upon a star for. When what a distant dream of the past, is now a wish fulfilled... ðŸ’«âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Monday! âï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Thursday (Friday Eve)! âï¸âï¸Looks like someone is ready for bed ðŸ’“ðŸ’¤âï¸...And a cup of coffee of course!
â˜ºï¸ðŸ’‹â˜•ï¸ðŸ¾Her face when I said, â€œAnna, down... I have to make the bed.â€
ðŸ˜ðŸ˜‚Good Morning ðŸŒŸâ˜€ï¸âœ¨
Happy Monday! My Dad made Baked Pasta for dinner last night â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’™
Happy Tuesday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸŒŸ
Happy Thursday (Friday Eve)! Anna was cold so I bundled her up ðŸ˜âï¸Have a Fun Friday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸ðŸ¾âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Have a relaxing Sunday! Sundays are meant for cooking for family to show your love. â¤ï¸ My Stepmom really enjoys the pancakes I make for her. ðŸ¥ž âï¸âï¸Saw these at Costco yesterday lol âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Happy Wednesday! Anna says Good Morning ðŸ¾âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Happy Thursday (Friday Eve)! Another morning of enjoying coffee with Dad, the absolute best
Happy Thursday and Seasonâ€™s Greetings from Dad â¤ï¸Anna says hello ðŸ’•âï¸Fridays are for Fancy Coffees
I made this little cup of love for my Dad this morning â¤ï¸I walk back into my room and find her burrowed under the blankets, snoozing away. Cute girl lol ðŸ’•âï¸No thanks, I think Iâ€™ll pass on this fruit â€œkakeâ€ ðŸ˜‚
Comment a 1 if you would eat this
Or comment a 2 if you would passâï¸âï¸âï¸Have a Happy Thanksgiving! â¤ï¸âï¸⭐️âï¸âï¸âï¸Happy December!
Starting tomorrow we have 30 days to work on our goals before the end of the year... letâ€™s do this! âï¸âï¸Peppermint Mocha â¤ï¸â˜•ï¸ for my âœ¨Fancy Friday Coffeeâœ¨ this morning...
Recipe from - @NAVYWIFESKI Thanks Page! It tasted like Christmas in a Cup! â˜ƒï¸ðŸŽ…ðŸ»â˜•ï¸âœ¨
Have a Fun Friday! ðŸ’•
Christmas shopping today with Stepmom, and I got my Starbucks Peppermint Mocha on the way home. It really was just like Christmas in a Cup. â˜ºï¸â¤ï¸
Hope youâ€™re having a fantastic weekend!
âï¸âï¸Pic of me from last night decorating the tree â¤ï¸ðŸŽ„Anna snuggling her duck toy ðŸ˜âï¸Steps from grocery shopping and Christmas shopping âï¸I just wanted to share that Anna had a really fun day this last Tuesday. She went for a ride in the car with Stepmom and I, and we took her to the pet store to have her nails trimmed. We bought some special Christmas cookies for her from the pet store (we gave her one treat after her mani pedi, but we are saving the rest for her to open on Christmas), and we treated her to a beef patty from Wendyâ€™s on the way back home. ðŸ¾ðŸ’“âï¸âï¸Steps from grocery shopping and a walk with Anna âï¸Campbellâ€™s Chicken and Rice Dinner (this was my dinner from Monday night). It was really tasty! Would definitely make again. Recipe can be found on Campbellâ€™s Instagram page. ðŸ’•âï¸Anna loves laying by the Christmas tree ðŸ˜ðŸŽ„ðŸ¾âï¸I made gingerbread cookies last night â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²âï¸âï¸My Stepmom made homemade Tamale Pie for dinner last night â¤ï¸âï¸Our Christmas tree â¤ï¸ðŸŽ„Merry Christmas from my family to yours â¤ï¸Dad and I ðŸ’•Christmas steps ðŸŒŸHappy Saturday! â£ï¸â˜•ï¸
I had an amazing Christmas spending time with family and opening presents. Hope your Christmas was great too! Enjoy your weekend!
â¤ï¸Anna had a fun Christmas too. :)
Stepmom, Dad, and I each gave her a Christmas present and she loved it. â¤ï¸Matching outfits â¤ï¸Anna enjoying the sunshine ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸âï¸Stepmom helped me bake M&M cookies to send to my Grandma
â¤ï¸ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’›The cookies turned out good, I think my Grandma will like them ðŸ’“âï¸âï¸Stepping into 2021 âï¸
Happy New Year!!!
ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰For 2021 I will focus more on focus itself, more gratitude and counting my blessings, and less procrastination and taking life for granted. Less perfectionism and more acceptance. More taking advantage of opportunities. Itâ€™s time for me to really start living. Happy New Year! ðŸŒŸâï¸Stepmom made black eyed peas with ham and veggies to have over cornbread for dinner tonight. â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Have a relaxing Sunday! Itâ€™s my 29th Birthday today!!!
ðŸŽ‚ðŸ’•ðŸŒŸðŸŽ‚ðŸ’•ðŸŒŸI had a really nice Birthday yesterday. I enjoyed the ice cream cake ðŸŽ‚ my Dad surprised me with and opening the gifts my Stepmom wrapped for me... â¤ï¸
Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday yesterday! â˜ºï¸So blessed to spend another Birthday with my loving family ðŸ’•The ice cream cake my Dad picked out for me was amazing... it was chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream ðŸŽ‚ðŸ’–Homemade Linguine with White Wine and Garlic Sauce for my Birthday Dinner last night â¤ï¸made by Dad and Stepmom...
This dish is a family favorite... they like to put clams in theirs, but I prefer to have mine without, and they always make sure to give me my serving first before they add clams to it. â˜ºï¸My parents gave me a box of my favorite chocolate for my Birthday. ðŸ˜
Chocolate Ice Cubes are a product of Germany (which is probably why theyâ€™re so good). They were a childhood favorite, my Dad would always pick up a few for me from the gas station...
I highly recommend them (in small quantities). Lol ðŸ˜‚
...What was the most decadent chocolate youâ€™ve ever tried?
â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸We had a second Birthday celebration for me last night... because why have just one party when thereâ€™s the choice of having two? ðŸ’“ðŸŽ‚Look at her little hat lol ðŸ’•Oreo Ice Cream Cake...
(For my second Birthday Party).
This was amazing. â¤ï¸ðŸ˜Blowing out candles on cake ðŸŽ‚After blowing the candles out ðŸŽ‚Opening presents ðŸ’•My Little Party Girl ðŸ˜Stepping into Age 29 in Style ðŸ’œâï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
Happy Saturday! @BRAZENRAINBOW
I saw this after your post from the other day about how horses are your passion, and it reminded me of you. â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning. Happy Sunday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸
My Stepmom and I have plans to go to San Francisco today to get Dim Sum for lunch. Dim Sum is one of my favorites, I love shrimp dumplings. â¤ï¸ This is something special weâ€™re doing for my Birthday. Yes, Iâ€™m still celebrating. ðŸ˜‚
...Whatâ€™s on your agenda today?
Have a great and relaxing Sunday! â˜ºï¸Itâ€™s National Compliment Day. ðŸ’•
Letâ€™s be the reason someone smiles today! ðŸ™‚ðŸ™‚ðŸ™‚
If you wonâ€™t be leaving your house today, you can give out compliments to family or people here on Spark. Letâ€™s see how much cheer we can pass on to others today!
If you would like to participate, say â€œIâ€™m in!â€ And I will be posting later this evening to see what compliments everyone gave today. :)
ðŸ’—ðŸŒ¸ðŸ’—Stepmom and I cruised into the city today to pick up some good food. We are lucky as San Francisco is not too far of a drive for us. â¤ï¸Getting Dim Sum with Stepmom ðŸ’•Pork and Shrimp Dumplings ðŸ˜Russian Bakery ðŸ’–The dessert I picked out for myself from the Russian Bakery in SF was one of these Chocolate Potatoes. I chose one of the ones on the left without the nuts. Both are good, though. And yes, they have rum in them. â¤ï¸Today is National Compliment Day...
I already posted once today and now Iâ€™m posting again to check back in with you all... did you give someone a compliment today? â˜ºï¸
I complimented my Stepmom on her shoes, and I told my Dad his hair looks nice. My Dad had fun giving out compliments today.
I want to thank all my sweet friends who gave such nice and heartfelt compliments to me in my post from earlier. I wasnâ€™t expecting that. You are sweethearts! And here is a compliment for you.Just had and enjoyed my chocolate potato for dessert. For those who asked, yes they are real potatoes that you can grow when you plant chocolate seeds... joking! Sooo yea, they arenâ€™t real potatoes lol. They are just chocolate ground cake with rum.
If you ever find yourself in San Francisco, seek out the Russian Bakery on Geary Blvd. and try one of their chocolate potatoes. Itâ€™s delicious and unique, and I have yet to find anything quite like it.
Happy Monday! ðŸ’•
This week I continue to focus on consistency (which for me means getting my workout in 5 days a week). ðŸ‘
...What is your main focus this week? âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’œ
Happy Tuesday! âï¸âï¸Happy Thursday (Friday Eve)! â˜ºï¸
This is a picture of Anna from a little over a week ago. She really knows how to work those puppy eyes doesnâ€™t she? ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
Thanks for inviting me to the Cute Doggy Party @STILLSPARKLEIGH ! â¤ï¸ Loved the pic of Ru!
Also a special shoutout to @TEXASHSMOMOF3 and @MIAMI_LILLY for bringing the cuteness today! ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Feel free to join the fun... letâ€™s see those sweet faces!
ðŸ¾ðŸ¾ðŸ¾ðŸ¾âï¸I worked out every day this week! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’—
Happy Saturday! âï¸Happy February! ðŸ’—
Wishing everyone a Wonderful Month ahead! ðŸ˜Œâï¸I have a favorite kind of sandwich that I always get when I go to Subway, and I wanted to share it with you all. The flavor combinations are fire!
Try it and thank me later. â˜ºï¸
Allyâ€™s Secret Subway Sandwich Recipe
(Ask to have it toasted)
Oil & vinegar
Salt and pepper
My Stepmom got all dolled up for the Special Valentineâ€™s Recording she is doing for her Sweet Adelineâ€™s Quartet Class.
â¤ï¸Nachos from Taco Bell â¤ï¸âï¸Thankful Thursday ðŸ˜Œ
Post inspired by @STILLSPARKLEIGH â¤ï¸Our chickens started laying eggs again at the end of January, because theyâ€™re convinced itâ€™s Spring already! First time trying these. Had one for brunch with coffee, and omg it was sooo good. ðŸ˜These Dark Chocolate Plantain Chips are really good! When you take the first bite the taste is a little unique, but once you try a few more itâ€™s hard to stop! Found at Trader Joeâ€™s. ðŸ’•ðŸ’•These Almond Butter Almonds are really tasty.
Found at Trader Joeâ€™s. â¤ï¸ðŸ‘âï¸âï¸I was a bit surprised when I checked my tracker at the end of the day and saw this number...
ðŸ˜âï¸Steps from grocery shopping âï¸âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’•
Happy Tuesday! âï¸Good Morning ðŸ’–
Happy Wednesday! âï¸âï¸Face to Face Friday ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸I made French Toast for a Valentineâ€™s Day Breakfast for my parents... they loved it!
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day! â¤ï¸âï¸Good Morning â¤ï¸â˜•ï¸
Rainy day here in California. Itâ€™s okay because I love rainy days. ðŸŒ§ðŸŒ§
Have a Fun Friday! :)
Steps from walking, housecleaning, and grocery shopping âï¸âï¸Stepmom and I stopped by Baskin Robbins after getting our mani pedis... I ordered a small chocolate shake and one scoop of ice cream while she ate a quart of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. ðŸ˜I tried a scoop of the new Oreo Cold Brew ice cream flavor from Baskin Robbins ðŸ’“ and OMG itâ€™s good... I think I have a new favorite flavor from there!
ðŸ˜âï¸âï¸âï¸I made pancakes for breakfast for Stepmom and I. This was her plate - mine were a bit smaller and I only ate one. ðŸ’•âï¸âï¸Happy March! ðŸŒ¸âï¸âï¸Stepmom made a Greek Salad for all of us to have with our salmon. The vegetables in it arenâ€™t ones that I care for the most but I decided to just go for it... and I loved it! It was super refreshing. Itâ€™s good to try new foods. â¤ï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸Anna is wearing her green and would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Pattyâ€™s Day ðŸ’šðŸ¾Weâ€™ve been waiting all day for this and now itâ€™s finally ready...
Corned beef and Cabbage with potatoes and carrots. ðŸ˜‹
Happy St. Pattyâ€™s Day! ðŸ€St. Patrickâ€™s Day steps ðŸŒŸðŸ€âï¸Happy Spring! ðŸ˜ŠðŸŒ¸Mindset is everything.
Have a relaxing Sunday! ðŸ’™
Happy Spring! ðŸŒ·âï¸âï¸âï¸âï¸My neighborâ€™s Freesia is blooming like crazy! âï¸Happy April! ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ¸This is what I woke up to this morning. My Dad is one good Easter bunny! ðŸ°
ðŸ’•ðŸŒ·ðŸ«Easter steps âï¸Breakfast ðŸ˜‹Picture of me from Easter.
Have a Fun Friday!
â¤ï¸Stepmom made Pot Roast in the slow cooker for dinner â¤ï¸I saw this new cereal at Walmart yesterday. Love these muffins from Walmart Bakery ðŸ’•Breakfast ðŸ˜‹My sweet Dad surprised me with this pretty rose yesterday. Smells so nice. ðŸ’•Happy May! ðŸŒ·Donâ€™t forget to stop and smell the roses â¤ï¸I made a Greek Salad for all of us for dinner last night ðŸ’šðŸ§¡ðŸ’›I love Stoufferâ€™s Mac & Cheese with a glass of milk. Itâ€™s so yummy. ðŸ˜‹
Itâ€™s kind of an indulgence... 500 calories for one small tray. So when I eat this I have to be a little careful with the rest of my food choices for the day.
What was your indulgence for the week/weekend?
ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•My Stepmom and I were able to go sit down and eat lunch at a restaurant (for the first time in a LONG time). We wanted to celebrate for getting BOTH of our covid vaccinations!
â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸We chose Mexican food. I ordered the Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas, but I could only eat half of what was on the plate! âï¸I baked a chocolate chip banana bread loaf last night. ðŸ’•I baked some cookies last night with a Tollhouse mix I found from the store (first time trying it)...
After I tried them, I realized that I prefer the classic Betty Crocker mix when it comes to store bought cookie mixes. But they werenâ€™t horrible, otherwise I wouldnâ€™t have eaten 3. Lol. Happy June! ðŸ’™It was my Dadâ€™s 64th Birthday yesterday!
These are all the gifts my Stepmom and I wrapped for him before they all got opened. ðŸ¥³ðŸ¥³ðŸ¥³
ðŸŽðŸŽâœ¨We got my Dad his favorite cake for his Birthday, German Chocolate. â¤ï¸ Happy 64, Dad! ðŸ¥°Dad made stir fry for dinner tonight â¤ï¸ðŸ˜‹My Dad surprised us with fresh tamales this morning. ðŸ¥°ðŸ¥°ðŸ¥°
Gorgeous weather today, 77 degrees. Starting to feel like Summer! â˜€ï¸ðŸ˜Ž
Have a relaxing Sunday!
â¤ï¸My song for all of you is
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
ðŸ’–Savor every drop of Spark while itâ€™s still here! ðŸ’“My Dad made curry chicken with broccoli and channa masala for dinner last night â¤ï¸Happy Thankful Thursday and Friday Eve! â¤ï¸Fancy Coffee Friday ðŸ’“
Love my new little mint green mug isnâ€™t it cute!
I will miss doing these with you @NAVYWIFESKI ! ðŸ’—ðŸ’—ðŸ’—Have a Fun Friday!
â¤ï¸ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œHappy Fatherâ€™s Day! ðŸ’™
Even after Spark is gone, my Dad will always be remembered by his wise words and barbecued chicken. Salmon and broccoli cheese stuffed potatoes with pepper for dinner last night â¤ï¸
Stepmom is making beef stroganoff and a vegetable medley for my Dad and the family for a special Fatherâ€™s Day dinner. Will post picture tomorrow!
Happy Fatherâ€™s Day! :) Celebrating with Dad today ðŸ’™ðŸ¥³Happy Summer! I thought the first day of Summer was today, but it was actually yesterday.
ðŸ’™Happy Monday! ðŸ’•â˜•ï¸I think I have a new love for chocolate dipped cones nowâ€¦
This cone was supposedly a size smallâ€¦ ha! Iâ€™m just glad I didnâ€™t get a medium or large, it would have been way too much! ðŸ˜‚Happy Wednesday! ðŸ’—ðŸ’—Happy Thursday (Friday Eve)! ðŸ’•Have a Fun Friday! â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸Here is the dinner my Stepmom made all of us for Fatherâ€™s Day. Sorry Iâ€™m late guys. â¤ï¸My Dad is the sweetest. He made me rotisserie chicken tacos with cheese and cilantro dressing for dinner.
ðŸ¥°Happy Thankful Thursday and Friday Eve! ðŸ’•Happy Friday Eve and Thankful Thursday! â¤ï¸
I walked away from the coffee pot forgetting to turn on the on switch. Wasnâ€™t long before I went and figured out what was happening and fixed the problem RIGHT away! Lol.
Today I am thankful for the luxury of being able to drink coffee in the morning or any time of the day I choose. ðŸ¥°ðŸ¥°
â€¦What are you thankful for today?
Hereâ€™s the third barbecue of the Summer I forgot to post â¤ï¸Dadâ€™s teriyaki chicken ðŸ¤¤ðŸ¤¤Barbecue from last night ðŸ”¥Decide that itâ€™s going to be an amazingly great day today! Manifest it by playing my song suggestion of the day and have a FUN Friday! ðŸ’–
Song suggestion -
ðŸŽ¶ Good Day by DNCE ðŸŽ¶