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See this image larger(10 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerday 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/14/2017See this image larger(11 comments)See this image largerday 5 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/16/2017See this image largerday 7 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/19/2017See this image largerday 10 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/21/2017See this image largerday 10 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/22/2017See this image largerDay 12 reviewed my nutrition stats & successfully upped my carbs, calcium, and fats! By doing this I'm finally eating enough calories- geezer who'd of thought I wasn't eating ! Thanks SP!(3 comments)See this image largerTGIF! I do Fitbit challenges Monday - Friday So glad tomorrow's Saturday! ! Went step crazy this week ! My step goal is 10,000 steps a day this week I averaged 20,000 a day -:all inside my house !(1 comments)See this image largerday 25 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/5/2017See this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/10/2017See this image largerday 30 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/11/2017See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHAPPY VALENTINES DAY! (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWhat a beautiful day! Doing it for me !See this image largerOk so I'm a walker not an aerobics I have an inflamed piriformis muscle and it is pressing on my sciatic nerve. .. easy does it GrandMom ! Lol ! Getting older is not for sissies. ...(1 comments)See this image largerStart of week 6 and it's no longer about how much I weigh now it's about being the healthiest me I can be & the weight loss will follow! That's my plan !(1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful day in Virginia Beach! I'm rocking it !!See this image largerI did it 20,000 steps 8.24 miles today ! 37 flights of stairs too ! It's 8pm & time for a lil reading before bedtime Sweet Dreams !(2 comments)See this image largerGood morning! GrandMom Cindy is a lil stiff this morning - must all the piggy back rides I gave yesterday ! Lol! Today I keep telling myself "Walk Girlfriend" Lol ! I am !!! Have a marvellous Monday!(4 comments)See this image largerTruth !(3 comments)See this image largerWoohoo I'm back ! Feeling so much better ! Time to get moving ! Have a super Saturday everyone!See this image largerSnow flurries this morning Sunshine this afternoon Getting my steps in & eating clean !See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/12/2017See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerBusy day all done inside !See this image largerI ask myself this everyday Sometimes multiple times!(4 comments)See this image largerTrying to motivate myself I need to get stepping cause my fitbit says I'm over my calorie limit... But I try to stay "in the zone" So I found some motivation Here I go again !See this image largerWoohoo!!!See this image largerWoohoo ! This is from last weekSee this image largerWalking the pounds off !!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerI can't stop walking!See this image largerday 76 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/28/2017See this image largerJust got this today ! Its my reward for following my plan for 75 consecutive days ! I know what I'll be reading tonight!See this image largerLook what I found ! An example of my PAST Yo-yo dieting .... No joke - this how it's been .... It's gonna be DOWN & LEVEL from here on out !!!See this image largerNothing Worth Having Is Ever Easy!!See this image largerToday makes 1 Year Smoke Free!!!!! See this image largerday 84 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/5/2017See this image largerOh My Goodness! The 6 oz classic sirloin w/ grilled avocado & garlic cherry tomatoes, and a spring greens salad w/cilantro lime vinegrett Is delicious! ! 420 calories at Chili's! Ya gotta try it !See this image largerHello week 12 ! I'm gonna rock you !! Cause I've got this !!!See this image largerCan't believe that I've been on my journey to Living the Good Life for 90 Days ! It's now a lifestyle that I've come to love! Still fining tuning but overall I am pleased!See this image largerGot a lil well deserved R&R today After 120 minutes of planned exercises - not all at once ! 4 times - 30 minutes each !See this image largerPineapple Jalapeรฑo Pork W/ Brown Rice & Steamed Veggie's - this is my hubby's plateSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerMy Son & I at Coco Beach(4 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerDoing This For Me !!!(2 comments)See this image largerTGIF! Beautiful day (finally) Been working in our yard !(2 comments)See this image largerWoohoo! I finally busted a 5 week plateau !! Down 2 lbs !! I haven't been under 150 in 17 years!(2 comments)See this image largerWoohoo I'm losing again !!! My plateau came from not being able to work out & vacation & surgery Now, I'm back doing (almost ) & eating for my health like I was before ! I was still buying chips, cookies etc for my hubby & when I wasn't feeling well I ate some.. Sorry hubby I'm NOT buying that junk anymore!! If it's not in my house I can't eat it !!!See this image largerEvery minute doing something that I love !See this image largerHere's what I've been doing For the last 2 weekends !See this image largerHere's what I've been doing For the last 2 weekends !See this image largerHere's what I've been doing For the last 2 weekends !See this image largerMy day !See this image largerHere's the other side of my backyard - irises, tiger lilies And strawberries! Laid lots of bricks the last 2 weekends!See this image largerFront yard flower bed Left sideSee this image largerFront yard flower bed Right sideSee this image largerMy waterfallSee this image largerI love working in my gardensSee this image largerVisitor on our floating dock todaySee this image largerThe full moon is Red tonight! This is over the riverSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerday 153 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 6/13/2017See this image largerday 152 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 6/13/2017See this image largerSpent Father's Day with my Son And his sons & my DIL !See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI had a delicious salad for lunch ! 351 calories 40g carbs 10g fat 34g protein I added: 1 tbs. Kens Simply Vinaigrette Not in the pic but calories & macros are included in the total.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerday 174 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 7/4/2017See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerIt's funky Friday so get your freak on !! Lol !!(2 comments)See this image largerday 218 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 8/18/2017(1 comments)See this image largerThis is how I eat ! Did really well today !!See this image largerI will add 8 Oz of unsweetened almond milk which will hit my calcium needs 100% My sodium is not that high because I rinse my canned veggies & beans ! #ivegotthisSee this image largerAnd this is what happened!See this image largerSee this image largerHere's my true self! #deliciousdailymomentSee this image largerStepping it up !! Keep Sparking!See this image largerGetting better at balancing my calories and macros with foods that I love! #deliciousdailymomentSee this image largerKeep Sparking!See this image largerThis morning I discovered that I went over my calories yesterday... All healthy food of course but I ate way too much watermelon. .. Could of been a worse thing to over eat... lol ! Back on track today !See this image largerEven if you have disabilities you can strive to do your best & sometimes even win !! Even though I have a midfoot sprain I still won my workweek challenge! No matter how slow you go... You can winSee this image largerMy Children So glad to have them near !(2 comments)See this image larger#juststickwithit I thought of you when I saw thisSee this image largerWoohoo! I did it ! I'm back !! Just believe you can and You will! ! I'm a lil short on my calories (1200) but spot on with macros ! #ivegotthisSee this image largerWorking It Wednesday!See this image largerWoke up hungry! Great feeling! #ivegotthisSee this image largerEating Clean & Getting Lean Down 2 lbs this week Just from eating within my calorie range & MOVING more ! #ivegotthis!See this image largerMy current situation ~ Vacationing on The Gulf of Mexico(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHome Sweet Home! -25 degrees here No more swimsuits Now it's yoga pants !(2 comments)See this image largerBack from vacation and I did great ! Ate well & in my calorie range Got my steps in & then some Plenty of exercise swimmimg Got quality sleep Drank tons of water too!See this image largerMe having fun at Walt Disney Worlds Blizzard Beach !See this image largerSo much to do !!See this image largerday 267 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 10/5/2017See this image larger(5 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerBurning what I eat & staying the same weight !See this image largerOur 3yr old soccer player scored his 1st goal today !!(2 comments)See this image largerIt's Tone It Up Tuesday!(1 comments)See this image largerThrow it out Thursday! Fall cleaning every closet, cabinet, drawer And even the attic ! Spark On !(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFreaky Friday the 13th Rainy chilly yucky day Perfect day for a rest day ! Keep on Sparking!(1 comments)See this image largerToday(1 comments)See this image largerDoing what it takes Gets me where I want to be !See this image larger#iwilldothisSee this image largerTorchin it Thursday!(1 comments)See this image largerJust Do It !!!See this image largerday 70 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 10/20/2017(2 comments)See this image largerWoohoo! I came in 3rd but I met my goal every day and that's what matters!See this image largerWent to the "Zoo Boo" with my family & grandson #3 Rode my bike today for the 1st time in a while and I didn't struggle or hurt ! Here's my daughter "Queen Bee" Grandson #3, "Baby Bee" My SIL "Bee Keeper" lol ! Love these kids !! I was a "Pirate Lady" no pic of me....See this image largerIt's move it Monday !! I'm "Pirate Gramma" says my baby "Bee"(2 comments)See this image largerRocking my Fit Bit Challenge!See this image largerWent to a Halloween Party! ! I Actually had a "Skinny" Margarita !See this image largerMonday is done ! Go Awesome A's!See this image largerGetting more Plant foods in my diet !See this image largerGetting his "cise" in before dinner ! That's what he said ! Lol ! Teach them young !See this image largerIf you have a deer hunter in your life... you'll understand !See this image largerMeeting my goals & then some !See this image largerGood night! I'm tired ...See this image largerGood morning! Here comes the Sun! Have a Blessed Sunday!See this image largerSee this image largerGreat way to start the week ! Get your Spark On !!See this image largerOne Pan Roasted Chicken & VeggiesSee this image largerSaw this huge racoon in my backyard this afternoon He seemed disoriented... Aren't they nocturnal? I stayed in after !See this image largerDid better than I thought! Seems my fitbit hadn't synced !See this image largerStill Sparking !! And I get a treat too !! 1 piece of Black & Greens Dark Chocolate !See this image largerFeeling Thankful for all of you!See this image largerSee this image largerRealizing that I needed to get busy - so I did ! 18,878 Steps !See this image largerStill walking !See this image largerSee this image largerday 337 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/14/2017(2 comments)See this image largerFeeling tropical today !See this image largerMerry Christmas Everyone! Yesterday was my 57th Birthday ! ( I can't believe that I'm 57!) I had a house full of family & friends ! It was truly a "Happy Birthday " ! So much love & laughter ! Here's my #BeforeAndAfter Almost 1 year with Spark People!!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger12" of snow in 6 hours ! Temps in the teens ! Motivated me to get my steps in - inside !! Get 'er done !!!See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter Today I am celebrating 1year with Spark People! It's been an awesome year I have learned so much ! Thanks to all of you for your support, your kindness and for just being here! I can not do this without you! From the bottom of my heart Thank you!!! Thank you !!!See this image largerGetting back on track ! Did good 38 grams of fiber Makes my net carbs = 98g !See this image largerWorking really hard to burn what I eat ! Watching my Macros is a must for me...See this image largerReminding myself everyday to eat less & move more !See this image largerTaking this one day And one pound at a timeSee this image largerday 400 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 2/15/2018(2 comments)See this image largerMy little Orchid is blooming It hasn't bloomed in over a year! If it is blooming now .... So can I !!See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/24/2018See this image largerGetting My Spark On!!!See this image largerday 200 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 2/27/2018See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerThis is planning my mealsSee this image largerI found this recipe on for this delicious pork tenderloin, broccoli onions and peppers one-pan meal ๐Ÿค—See this image largerJust Do It!!!See this image largerI Slowly worked my way to Less than 50g Net Carbs. Started at 144g took 8 days of slowly eliminating them. I did this so I wouldn't have withdrawals. Hope it works! Lol! I should know soon ! ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerEating really well Just not enough.. Never in my life have I had this problem ....See this image largerDoing really well with my macros!See this image largerFinally, I'm eating enough!See this image largerLOW CARB ONE PAN DINNERS Found on Left= fish, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts & cherry tomatoes. 358cals, 26.5c, 8.8f, 29.1pro & 6.8 fiber. Right= Shrimp, potatoes, mushrooms & green beans 296cals, 25.6c, 8.8f, 31.1protein & 4.2 fiber. Each sheet pan is 4 servings!See this image largerLoving this low carb way of living !See this image largerGuess who gets a snack ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerPrepared healthy food for every meal. Getting enough of everything Except calories... I'm stuffed I've had 3 meals & 1 snack....See this image largerEven had more carbs and more Protein todaySee this image largerThis is what it takes for me to lose weight, a differential of 2,000 or more...See this image largerLet's Get ready to jump !!See this image largerday 425 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/12/2018(1 comments)See this image largerI ate more today & I burned it too!See this image largerThis is how I ended my day yesterdaySee this image largerThis is how I started my day todaySee this image largerThese noodles are yummy and low carb! They're also cheaper at the grocery store, than they are on Amazon ๐ŸSee this image largerHow bad do you want it? Then work for it !!! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸฅŠ Got my calories today! ๐Ÿ˜ƒSee this image largerToday after BreakfastSee this image largerToday after LunchSee this image largerThis evening after dinner Since I still have some calories left; I just might have a snack. However, Since I've been eating low-carb, high-protein & high fiber, I'm not a very hungry girl - between meals that is๐Ÿ˜See this image largerHere's my day! (I know you all think I need to eat more) Don't you think I would if I could? After all I didn't become overweight by not eating enough... I eat very nutritiously veggies high in fiber, lean proteins, and healthy fats My macros are spot on and my doctor wishes she could do as well as I am doing ๐Ÿ† Keep on sparking!See this image largerGood morning! ๐ŸŒž I've already tracked my food for the entire day !! ๐Ÿค— Now to burn it !!!! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Keep on sparking! ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerHere's what my day will look like: 1,111 calories 65g carbs-31g fiber = 34g NC 42g fat 119g protein 18 g sugar 100% of all vitamins Low sodium & cholesterolSee this image largerday 225 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 3/24/2018(2 comments)See this image largerOk, my eating is done for the day & here's how I did! #JUSTSTICKWITHIT I added a snack ๐Ÿ˜ those Planters dark cocoa covered almonds I told you about, I had 1/2 an oz! ๐Ÿค— Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerMonday Motivation Keep on sparking!See this image largerIf moving will ease my pain then I'm all for it!See this image largerEating to Live!See this image largerBurning it !!See this image largerFeeling so much better today!!See this image largerLots of Low Carb veggies today!See this image largerBurn it All !!!See this image largerAte well all day And burned it too!! Keep on sparking!See this image largerEaster Motivation!See this image largerEaster Motivation! Keep on sparking!See this image largerHad a wonderful day with my family ! After church, we had an Easter Egg Hunt for my grandsons & my great niece! Then we had a surprise birthday party for my brother ๐ŸŽ‚ Who hasn't had a birthday party in a long long time I just decided I wanted to give him a party! So we did! He was so surprised !! ๐Ÿ˜€ And he was very appreciative! I'm a lucky sis to have such a good brother! I hope everyone Made Beautiful Easter memories today too!! Keep on sparking!See this image largerI'm not worried about those 5 calories! Not today (Normally I would) lol ! Keep on sparking !See this image largerday 150 of my streak for "Walk 10,000 steps per day" earned 4/3/2018(2 comments)See this image largerAfter lunch stats! Doing really well with managing my CICO Or in Spark speak Calories Eaten Calories Burned (CECB)See this image largerAfter lunch As you can see I am eating very nutritously! Keep on sparking!See this image largerHere are my macro %'sSee this image largerI'm done eating for today Now I'm trying to decide 20 more minutes on the treadmill or not?? Love these kinds of problems! ๐Ÿ˜ Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerJust joined the 14 Day Move It Challenge !! Thanks Shelley!See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 4/5/2018(1 comments)See this image largerWoohoo! I did it ! Funny how a lazy morning has turned into an "I'm ready to go" kind of day after just 30 minutes of exercise!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerFor a day where I started out real slow ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿข I sure am making up for it !!See this image largerGood night & sweet dreams ๐Ÿ˜ดSee this image largerThis is after lunch! Plus I mowed our yard Old school style- with a push mower! Calling for sleet & maybe โ„ Here tomorrow.... Right now it's ๐ŸŒž & 75!!! Keep on sparking!See this image largerday 450 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/6/2018(1 comments)See this image largerTrying to prepare for our 8 week Spring 5% Challenge that starts tomorrow!See this image largerReady to the 2018 Spring 5% Challenge!! Go Awsome A's!!!!See this image largerLoving this Low Carb High Protein Way of eating ! I'm never hungry between meals! I'm also able to go from 5pm till 9 am without food! (Intermittent Fasting) Going 16 hours without food uses your stored fat (glycogen) I know that I'm using up every single calorie because I'm working out before I eat breakfast too! ๐Ÿค— #burnit Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerCarbs are getting lower #nobreadtodaylotsofseafoodSee this image largerHow bad do you want it? Keep on sparking!See this image largerHow bad do you want it? #imdoingwhatittakes You've got to DO what it takes To GET What you want! Keep on sparking!!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerHalfway to my daily goal At 9:30 am!!! #waytoworkit Keep on sparking!!See this image largerMet my daily goal of 120 minutes of exercise Before lunch!See this image largerWent beyond my daily activity goal today!! 157 minutes!!!See this image largerMonday Motivation! This is 1 of the motivating signs hanging in my kitchen So, I see it often ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerHere's another! Lol! Keep on sparking!!See this image largerToday was "Taco Tuesday" at our house. I had a Fish "taco" salad๐Ÿฅ— No chips for me! Still doing real well with intermittent fasting and Low Carb, High Protein Keep on sparking!!See this image largerSee how much I ate today๐Ÿ˜ It was delicious & healthy too!! By the time I go to bed my BMR will equal this out! Great day !! Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerSee how much I ate today๐Ÿ˜ good healthy food! By the time I go to bed tonight my BMR will equal this out! keep on Sparking !See this image largerRewarded myself by planting more strawberry plants๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ Worked in my flower beds all afternoon. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒด Kind of hard to see them.... Keep on sparking!See this image largerLots of yard work Today! So glad it's finally Spring!!! Keep on sparking!See this image largerMy busy day !See this image largerAnother busy day working in our yard! Nothing like fresh air and yard work to give you an appetite! I've almost burnt what I've eaten today! I may get on the treadmill for about 10 minutes and knock it out! Keep on sparking!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerSPARK CHALLENGES keep you motivated to SUCCEED!!! ๐Ÿ†See this image largerI love these Spark People 5% Challenges!!See this image largerday 250 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 4/18/2018(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerWe did it again!!! Way To Go AWESOME A's!!!!!!See this image largerMotivated Monday!!! Keep on sparking!!!!See this image larger Love my Awesome A Team Mates!!! WTG!! See this image larger Love my Awesome A Team Mates!!! WTG!! See this image largerSee this image larger2nd Place this week Go Awesome A's!!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerday 475 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 5/1/2018See this image largerHiking in the Everglades today!See this image largerWater moccasins we saw while hiking in the Everglades!See this image largerRough terrain in the Everglades - but what an awesome adventure it was!See this image largerIts Gulf Coast Thursday !!See this image largerHaving so much fun !!See this image largerDriving back to reality... AKA: On my way home from a wonderful vacation!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is our kitty - Starr she sees her bunny friend and is tapping on the glass door! The bunny lives under our deck & comes out every evening to nibble grass Starr gets real excited๐Ÿ˜See this image largerTime flies!!! Love our Awesome A Team We're Awesome!!!See this image largerSaw this sick looking racoon laying and my neighbor's yard this afternoon and had to call Animal Control out to take care of him poor thing was hardly moving...See this image largerMy sisters birthday dinner last night ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ My Brother, Sister & BIL โ™ฅ๏ธSee this image largerday 275 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 5/13/2018(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerCan't wait to stay here! ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerI did it again!!!See this image largerThis took 4 years & 4 months!! Wow!!See this image largerTraveling to Mexico City!See this image largerIt's Tuesday time to get back on track!See this image largerSparkPeople 5% challenges are what I do for my, me time!See this image largerRemember-See this image largerRain, rain go away!!See this image largerYou must read the spark people article 44 - 4 ingredient recipes! Healthy & quick and easy!See this image larger60 minutes of cardio & strength training ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ #ivegotthisSee this image largerYard work ๐ŸŒทdone! Pool Workout ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ done! Now I'm sitting on the dock getting some ๐ŸŒžand enjoying this beautiful view!See this image largerWelcome June 100 degrees in the shade...See this image largerStarting my day the right way Will help to keep me on track for the whole day! #eatingformyhealthSee this image largerHit my goal every day!See this image largerOur duck "Julie" & her 8 babies Daddy "Romie" was bringing up the rear!See this image largerGoing grocery shopping today All I want is veggies! Hubby wants meats and cheese! Lol! This is why low carb works at our house! Lol! Keep on sparking! Consistency is what it takes!!See this image largerAte more carbs today Headache is gone & I have energy! I've been eating intuitively, and discovered that I was eating around 20% carbs. 30% is where I feel the best 30% is where I'll stay๐Ÿ˜See this image largerCouldn't swim in the pool today the water is still too cold ๐Ÿคค I didn't feel like working out... So, I decided to put up a new fence in our yard! This is what I did today ๐Ÿ˜ I love it! I said "we need it to keep the Grandsons & our Cat out of the river". Until tomorrow Keep on sparking!!See this image largerI wake up at 5:30 am so I can catch the sunrise over the sound.. It didnt... So I'll catch the sunset! Lol ! Somehow I have 10,000 steps by 8 am??? How did that happen??? I haven't a clue! Lol !! Busy busy I guess!! Picture is last night's sunset !See this image largerMy hibiscus is blooming ๐ŸŒบ I ๐Ÿ’– tropical flowers Not easy to grow in the southeast because our winters are so cold But I'm doing it! ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒบSee this image largerToday, I was stressing over my bro... So, I put on some music and danced, danced, danced!! I would say like no one was watching - cause they weren't!! Lol! I was home alone except for the cat, but she only likes me when I sing ๐ŸŽค or feed her ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stress was gone after a lil while and I was able to get on with my day! Never underestimate the power of music!! Until tomorrow Keep on sparking!!See this image largerSummer 5% Challenge started today!! My Motivation is back!!! Let's Go Awesome A's!!!See this image largerThis is how you do it! No matter how long it takes!! #neverquitSee this image largerWoohoo!! I did it again!!! #believeitandachieveitSee this image largerBelieve and you will achieve!See this image largerExercise for your funny bone: A wife told her husband here's $20 go buy the dog a sweater. If there's any money left over buy yourself a beer๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerProud to be an American!! Happy 4th of July!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerBlue Fin Crabs that I caught in my crab pots! I got a dozen!! All for me ๐Ÿค— Yummm!!๐Ÿฆ€ ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€See this image largerSee this image largerGreat news my hubby thinks I look sexy when I'm sweaty....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธSee this image largerI found my motivation! I'm not done yet!! #justdoit New fun fitness for me is running the stairs!See this image largerA Thought for Thursday- When you feel yourself with positive things there's less room for the negative things ๐ŸŒž Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerI thought for Thursday when you fill yourself with positive things there's less room for the negative things Keep on sparking!!See this image largerA thought for Thursday when you fill yourself with positive things there's less room for negative things ๐ŸŒž keep on sparking!(1 comments)See this image largerWe've been having thunder storms daily for the last week Our cat doesn't like them When they happen late at night and we're in bed, she has started clawing our leather couch ๐Ÿ˜ฒ So I got her some "Soft Paws" to keep her from shredding our furniture... They're soft rubber "caps" that you slide over their claws. They come in different colors too! So far they're Working! #nomorescratching๐ŸบSee this image largerIt's Saturday Get Sparking!!See this image largerHave a blessed day!! Picture of our new living room furniture(1 comments)See this image largerMonday MotivationSee this image largerMost days, I have a salad for lunch. I like to incorporate the leftover protein from dinner the night before, into my salads. Spring mix, beef eye round steak, low fat feta, cucumbers, black olives, a lil onion and the sweet 100 tomato's that I grew!See this image largerAn aha moment... I just realized that I think of food in a totally different way now Instead of meats, vegetables fruits, and starches I think protein, carbs - simple & complex, and fats I realized this, as I was thinking "I need to add a complex carb to our dinner tonight"....See this image largerIts a Beautiful Day!!See this image largerHave A Super Sparking Saturday!(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerWe went out to dinner this evening at Guy Fieri's I chose well, and even brought home half of my dinner! After dinner we went for a walk along the waterfront. This picture was taken at the Waterside District in Norfolk Virginia. There was also a Jazz Concert there ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ What a lovely evening!See this image largerWooHoo! I sure did get a lot of exercise today ๐Ÿค—See this image largerGood Morning! Great way to start my day! I will enjoy more complex carbs at lunch ๐Ÿค—See this image largerHas anyone tried this? It is delicious & very healthy too! 1 scoop is 30g of proteinSee this image largerI finished rather well today! Working on my meal planning; so that I stay full & satisfied from one meal to the next with No snacking #foodisfuelSee this image largerEnjoying a nice quiet Sunday morning before the Grandsons get here. After that I'll be in constant motion! ๐Ÿ˜ Let the fun begin!! Wishing you a "Sunday Funday" too!See this image largerSending Blessings your way๐Ÿ’•See this image largerSpent the day with Family! These are my Son's boys- Will is almost 12 (my oldest GS) Hunter is 4 Carter is almost 3 ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerPosted a goal(1 comments)See this image largerSo much fun!!See this image largerHere's to a good nights sleep!!๐Ÿ˜ดSee this image largerOops! I went over by 9 cals... ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerHave a Great Labor Day!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerI was feeling Lazy after water aerobics so I decided to do the yard work๐ŸŒž Hubby was very gratefu! ๐Ÿ˜ And I got some extra exercise!See this image largerThis takes continuous commitment! One day at a time!!See this image largerHelping friends and neighbors get ready for Florence today Such a good feeling Helping others! Tide is running about 4.5ft higher than normal... Boat is almost in the water not up in the air like it usually is...See this image largerEverything depends on the choices you make- Choose Wisely! Have a Super Sparking Sunday!!See this image largerToday I got my Happy On! Out to lunch with my hubs Visited with some old friends And then to see my sons family Being "Grand Mom" is the best thing ever!! Hope you got your "Happy On" too!! Until tomorrow Keep on sparking!!See this image largerGood Morning!See this image largerI almost didn't ... But I'm glad I did ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerHappy Tuesday!See this image largerTuesday thought! ๐Ÿ˜‰See this image largerWednesday's WisdomSee this image largerReviewed my goals & Joined the Fall 5% Challenge! Today I am preparing for a week of sand, sea & sunshine!! Cant wait for our vacay!! Until tomorrow Keep on sparking!!See this image largerTGIF!! One more day til vacay!! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒžSee this image largerIt's Saturday Get your Spark On!! Let the Challenge Begin!!!See this image largerTraveling I-95 South! The only way I go ๐ŸŒž South bound!!! On the road all day today To spend 1 glorious week with my hubs, daughter, SIL & my precious Grand son ๐Ÿ˜ So excited๐Ÿค— Of course I WILL stay Focused & I'm ALWAYS Extra Sparkly ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerI ๐Ÿ’– spending time with My baby & her baby ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerEven on vacation we can eat healthy & in our calorie range All we have to do is take the time to make a plan to stay on target to meet our nutritional & calorie goals! #healthygirlgoalsSee this image largerA nice "Thank You" for inviting us gift, from my sweet daughter! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerReminiscing today about all the fun we had on vacation ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerChecking my food trends for the month... Doing really well with high protein & low carb However, it seems I'm having too many fats... My recommendation is almost HALF of what I have been consuming... This love affair must end!! Yes, I've lost 3lbs in 3 weeks but that is because I've been busting my butt. I dont want to have to stay constantly busy in order to lose weight.. Therefore, I must cut back on the amount of fats I'm eating. Too much of anything is never good! #cutthefatSee this image largerAfter a week of vacation Where everything was done spontaneously. I am back on track with preplanning my meals AND my exercise !! #alwayspreparedSee this image largerIt's Tone It Tuesday! Time to lift em up! #atonedbodyisasexybody(2 comments)See this image largerLooking at pics of fun times Helps me to feel better!See this image largerSee this image largerTGIF!(1 comments)See this image largerMade time for myself watching football yesterday ๐Ÿˆ Saw some great games too! The best was the Dallas - Washingon game But then again I'm a Skins fan!! I got lot's of exercise jumping up and down cheering ๐Ÿˆ #skinswinSee this image largerGood night Spark friends! Lets get our rest tonight so we can KEEP ON SPARKING!!!See this image largerFirst of all, I do know that this is a highly processed food Secondly, it is also better for me than Icecream of any kind! Calories 35 per 2 TBSP Fat 2g, Sfat 1.5g, sodium 15mg Carbs 4g, Sugar 3g! If eaten frozen I'm sure it will taste like cookies & icecream! @JAME0817 what do ya think? #lifestooshort #treatsformeSee this image largerI read this often ! It's a reminder that if We don't stay active Our health will suffer... and that my friends can get expensive! So as you can see I am Thrifty! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #moveiteverydaySee this image largerPractice flight with my new Nimbus 2000 went boo-tifully ๐ŸŽƒ Flying by with a Halloween Hi! #hogwartsSee this image largerTracking my meals BEFORE I eat them is working out perfectly for me! ๐Ÿค— I can adjust my macros & calories prior to eating, and if I eat something unplanned well then I make adjustments to the later planned meals. Usually don't tho because then it just makes more work for me & I've got enough to do as it is.. Plus, this keeps me accountable!!See this image largerAnother pound down! Not really trying, just eating IN MY RANGE!! That's the most important thing Cause I can be a lil ๐Ÿ–! #donteattoomuch Aren't these skeletons cool! #sexyskeletonsSee this image largerSunday Football Day!! Woohoo Redskins & Panthers!!! ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸˆSee this image largerReading all of these inspiring Spark People stories, blogs & posts inspires Me!! Thank you all for sharing! You are all "Super Hero's" Know that & Own It!!See this image largerThis is from WALKING! In my house while watching football & outside in my yard! 139 minutes ๐Ÿ˜ #icanwalkitoffSee this image largerThis is how we do it ! #eatitburnitSee this image largerAll green again! #ifeelsogoodSee this image larger"Rules" To Live By Have a Terrific Tuesday!!See this image largerHave a Spooky Sparking Day!!(1 comments)See this image largerHalloween Hint: Focus on meeting YOUR GOALS!!!! Let meeting your goals be your primary focus today! Not all that candy... FORGET ABOUT IT! & Keep on sparking!!!See this image largerI'm just Doing What It Takes To Get What I Want! #imsteppinitupSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerMany Thanks to all my Spark Friends for all you do to inspire & motivate!! Keep on Sparking!!!See this image largerToday I will be taking care of my 92yr old friend. His life lacks positivity and kindness, unfortunately... Fortunately, I am overflowing with both & I am looking forward to brightening up his day! Thankful & grateful that I still have him in my life! He is such a kind man ๐Ÿ’– Looking forward to sharing and caring for my friend today! #bekindSee this image largerReviewed my goals and upped my steps! #walkingitoffSee this image largerWow! 101 calorie difference What else can I do?? ๐Ÿ˜ #justkeepdoing #dontstopSee this image largerI met ALL of my daily goals!! #justdoitSee this image largerRemind yourself OFTEN of WHY you are doing this! Review your goals everyday Do it what it takes everyday & you will SUCCEED!!See this image largerHow Badly Do You Want It? You Want It Really Bad? Then DO What It Takes!! Set that Goal!! Meet that Goal!! #justdoitSee this image largerAlmost there! Keep going till You get it done!!See this image largerDoing What It Takes! #ijustdoitSee this image largerBy exercising! If/when People start giving me some lip or creating problems for me... I start walking... Walking away.... far, far away! I don't need it, I usually don't deserve it so I'm not going to stand there & listen to it! 90% of the time it's not me they have a problem with... Walking away helps me to put things in perspective and get over it! Now, y'all know 1 of the reasons why I walk so!! Mainly I walk for my health!See this image largerThis is my 10th day of 15,000+ steps per day!! #icandothisSee this image largerEat it & burn it!!See this image largerWorkoutโœ” Get my steps... Gotta rest 1st! Then I will! #justdoitSee this image larger13 consecutive days of 15,000+ steps! #imdoingitSee this image largerDay 13!! #challengeyourselfSee this image largerDay 14 of 15,000+ steps! Challenge Yourself!! Today was my "Rest Day"See this image largerDay 14!!See this image largerStaying on track One day at a time!See this image largerNote to self: Continue to eat within your calorie range Continue to move your body everyday All the while knowing That you ARE IMPROVING inside! And eventually you WILL SEE the results on the outsideSee this image largerDay 17!See this image largerHave a Sparking Sunday!!See this image largerDay 18See this image largerStill on track Day 19 challengeyourselfSee this image largerWow! Just busy preparing for Thanksgiving!See this image largerDay 20! #imdoingitSee this image largerMissing my Dad who passed 2 years ago this week And my 1st Husband my children's Father who passed away 32 years ago tomorrow Thanksgiving is a hard time in our family We are thankful for the ones who are still here, and we take the time to remember those who have passed on.See this image largerBusy day cooking & cleaning Only 8,000 steps... Until I did told myself Just do it! & I did it!! I walked in my house 65 minutes 15,099 steps!! Woohoo Day 21!!See this image largerFed everyone I know... Just kidding, sure feels like it though! ๐Ÿคช Had so much fun today that it didn't really feel like work while I was doing it ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Then I looked at my fitbit... So much for a "Rest" day.. Maybe tomorrow Maybe not.. Day 22!!See this image largerThis was shared by @PATRICIA-CR she is one of my Spark People Fall 5% Challenge leaders, I thought it was inspiring! I hope you do too! Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!See this image largerRefreshed & Reenergized after my Rest Day! #imdoingitSee this image largerHappy Sunday!See this image largerWalking is my stress reducerSee this image largerBusy day today Not real hungry either That may be because I ate at the top of my calorie range for 4 days.... Today, I did eat whole foods that were low in fat, unlike the previous 4 days.See this image largerHad to eat more today! #listentoyourbodySee this image largerThis is how I eat to stay full and satisfied! I met my percentage's today!! #planiteatitSee this image largerPlan your meals in the morning, so that they meet all of your requirements for the day! Then just eat what you've planned & tracked!!See this image largerI'm down 2 more pounds!! One more pound till I reach my LAST weightloss goal! It may take forever to get there.. but I've got time ๐Ÿค— #icandoitSee this image largerTurned a negative situation into a positive one just by letting it go! It wasn't my problem So why was I letting it make me so upset??? Let It GO Girl!!! #notmymonkey #notmycircus Then, I enjoyed my precious "big boy" who just turned 3 years old ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerI needed some motivation this morning so I'm playing Christmas Carols & getting it done ! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ My December Roses!See this image largerNew Month New Goals New Attitude Instead of sitting around watching tv shows (that really don't interest me) with hubby every evening.... I have started going into my office/workout room and getting some exercise! Every evening this month I have spent 30 - 60 minutes doing whatever I want! #metime Our Christmas LightsSee this image largerDate night = going out to dinner... I've been wanting Steak & mushroom gravy with mashed potatoes (My comfort food) so I had some, with a side salad & a lil bit of cilantro lime vinaigrette! It was delicious & I can have it again - because I brought over 1/2 of it home!! I had a few red grapes, a few mandarin orange slices and some diced red apple for dessert! Said NO to the chocolate cheesecake!! #idonegood #planiteatitSee this image largerSee this image largerWalking it out today! But I Wish I could go away Far, far away... Calgon take me away!!! Picked me the last of my roses today! #bekindtoyourselfSee this image largerAs we prepare to celebrate Christmas, it helps to remember the Joys to be found in Friendships, Kindness & Generosity. Not only at Christmas but everyday of the year! #ilovechristmasstoriesSee this image largerTransformation Tuesday Do What It Takes To Get What You Want!!!See this image largerFor the last 2-3 weeks I have been in a slump.... This morning I realized that I could be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) I have many of the symptoms.... After giving this some thought I realized that I go thru this every year starting at Thanksgiving. Futhermore, this also happens to be when my children's Father & my Father passed... Coincidence, I think not. Now, I know what's going on I can & will handle this! #ivegotthisSee this image largerSpent the day with my Grandson's today ๐Ÿ˜ Such a busy, noisy, fun & Love filled day๐Ÿ’– Picture is my Sons 1st son & my 1st Grandson who just turned 12 & my sons youngest & my 4th Grandson who just turned 3 ๐Ÿ˜ They are my December Babies๐Ÿ’–See this image largerMe & my "Baby" Who informed me that he is now 3 & that makes him a "Big Boy" To which I said "yes you are but".. "You will always be my baby" ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerThis is what happens when I stay in the kitchen all day cooking .. I did eat lunch & dinner Tomorrow I'll probably be hungry all day...See this image largerListening to Christmas Music Singing & Dancing with my Grandson's today๐Ÿ˜ So much fun!! I Burned 1319 calories!! Tried to get a pic of my 12 yo GS doing the "Floss" so cute!! These 3 are a mess! They love to sing & dance!! Great way to spend my birthday!!See this image largerI've noticed that if a Picture is included with a CF Post or a Blog it gets more attention.... I Guess most people are visually stimulated... No surprise there ๐Ÿ˜ Picture of our Starr playing with her Christmas toySee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI did it!!! - 45 lbs!!!See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter 2 years & - 45lbs!! Absolutely the BEST thing I've EVER DONE for ME!!! One day at a time KEEP ON SPARKING!!!See this image largerSee this image largerLook who came to see me today ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerWoke up starvin this morning! We had a late lunch, so no dinner. Cooked myself a high protein, high fiber breakfast! Now I'm fueled for a successful day!! Picture of me & hubby Yesterday ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerHeadlines in our paper Just what I keep telling myself!See this image largerReviewing my goals this morning as I prepare for the start of Spark People's 5% Winter Challenge I am focusing on Strength training, and weight maintenance 2019. I haven't made any new "goals" But, I do have a plan!See this image largerSpark People's Winter 5% ChallengeSee this image largerSpark People's Winter Challenge Awesome A Team!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWow!! would you look at that no wonder I'm hungry! it's time for lunch ๐Ÿค—See this image largerToday, we are Celebrating the birth of my first child! Time flies as he is 37 years old today....๐Ÿ˜(2 comments)See this image largerBusy day and a lil stressful too.. To combat the stress I walked and walked until I felt better! See this image largerSee this image largerI totally rocked this day!! Oh, the power of Positive Thinking! Do what you like Like what you do Life is Good!! #icaniwillididSee this image largerI rocked my day by staying positive & doing what I like! #likewhatyoudo #dowhatyoulike #life
See this image largerMy January Roses ๐ŸŒน Very unusual to have roses in January ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerPlanning is the key to Success!See this image largerTime flies when you're having fun!!(1 comments)See this image largerMet my goals and treated myself to a relaxing day!See this image largerMy day got better after I gave myself permission to Stop! I just need some "me time" So I could get my head on straight ๐Ÿคช #metimeSee this image largerSlept like a baby last night Over 8 hours! ๐Ÿค— Now, I'm having a hard time waking up ๐Ÿ˜ด Having my 1st cup of coffee and planning my day โ˜• Then I will be ready to Get My Spark On!! Let's fly like an Eagle!! (Song is in my head now! Lol!) Have a terrific Tuesday!!See this image largerMy day so far! Rocking it today!! Turn up the tunes & rock it!! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถSee this image largerGreat Active Rest Day!See this image largerToday would be my Dads 83rd Birthday & I'm missing him ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerTo maintain my healthy weight I still do what I did to lose the weight. I eat less & move more That's it! No tricks, no pills, no fad diet, just eat less and move more! #maintenanceSee this image largerStill crushing it !! #justdoitSee this image largerMade pulled pork, low fat coleslaw, low fat corn bread, green beans & whole grain shells w/low fat cheese for our Sunday dinner. It was delicious and I ate enough for almost 2 meals... I Probably won't be hungry till breakfast ! How I feel reminds me of the Alka Seltzer commercial ! I'm really full but not stuffed ๐Ÿค— Time to get walking!See this image largerBusy day! Time to R-E-L-A-X!See this image largerOur cat has lost NO weight after 2 weeks of calorie restriction... I guess she takes after me.... Lol!See this image largerI'm Sleeping like a baby! Upping my carbs & Walking 30 minutes 4x a day are the main reasons why! I ate on track last night AND I ate a piece of Bday cake ๐ŸŽ‚ Here's a picture of my friend, she's the one on the right, and her friend- they share the same Birthday!๐ŸคฉSee this image largerAfter last night's candy "splurge" Today, I wasn't very hungry, but I did eat 3 small meals I purposely ate low fat & low sugar to counteract the effects on my "splurge" I was tired, achy & nauseous All day today I made sure to exercise even though I didn't want to & I did Walk 15,000+ steps today ! Lesson learned! #workitoutSee this image largerSee this image largerThe data I have from tracking my goals helps me to understand my body. It's absolutely amazing how our "systems" work together to keep us healthy! As we go along on our journeys this data is invaluable to understanding You - how you've done, how you are doing, where you can improve, as well as how you have improved! Still Sparking & Still Learning!!See this image largerMy Food is tracked for today My goal is to burn most of it! Picture is before any exercise Actually I haven't eaten yet either, I will eat when I get hungry! I'm Posting this to motivate myself ๐Ÿ†See this image largerCut a few calories I wasn't hungry Here's my day Goal met!!See this image largerDid really well today & I managed to fit 2 slices of pizza into my "calorie & macro budget" didn't over do the sodium either! I did take 4 - 30 minute walks today! All & all a very good day!! #planiteatitworkitoutSee this image largerHere's my day!!See this image largerFood is tracked & 1- 30 minute session of exercise done! Guess what I'm going to do today??? Yes that's right! I'm going to work as many calories off as possible! #trackitdoitSee this image largerBelieve & Achieve!See this image largerJust Do It!See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSometimes we just have to push ourselves ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerFood tracked for the day Exercise 1/2 done (60 mins) Other 1/2 after dinner! #planitdoitSee this image largerMy day! All food tracked & eaten ๐Ÿค— I May get some more exercise in... This is 121 minutes of just walking ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerI made a chicken breast, broccoli, mushroom & ginger Stir fry for dinner ๐Ÿค— Will serve over brown rice!See this image largerHere's my day! @EO4WELLNESS !See this image largerAfter reviewing my goals I have started adding stretching into my exercise regimen. Lately, I am so stiff.... Probably because I'm not swimming everyday... Hoping that by stretching everyday I'll get my flexibility back! ๐ŸคžSee this image largerRemember!See this image largerSo much for a "relaxing day" I just couldn't be still today! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerDoing Great with sticking to my plan & achieving my goals One day at a time! Be Unstoppable!! #justdoitSee this image largerMake the Healthy Choice The Easy Choice! How?? Set yourself up for Success By eliminating the Unhealthy Choices Then, all that's left are the Healthy Choice's! Can't get any easier than that! Then just Keep On Sparking!!See this image largerSee this image largerGood morning everyone! Let's do what it takes To get what we want! Let's treat ourselves With the same kindness and care that we show others!! Have a wonderful weekend And Keep On Sparking!!See this image largerHey guys! Just to let you know After reading all of your awesome post I feel so inspired & motivated!! Thanks So Much for being here!!! Have a wonderful Sparking weekend!!See this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful day in Virginia Beach Finally!!! ๐ŸŒž A great day to fire up the grill with marinated chicken breast, roasted broccoli & carrots ๐Ÿค— I also took a long walk around the neighborhood! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ It's so beautiful that I've been outside most of the day! #springfeverSee this image largerMy Sunday Funday! Asked myself "how bad do ya want it?" Answer "I want it bad enough to do what it takes!" #justdoitSee this image largerToday's Activities Got my heart rate thumping And burned more calories in less time!!See this image largerI took 200mg of magnesium citrate before bed and slept 7 hours! With PM meds I sleep 8 I'm Trying to cut unnecessary medication out of my life! And let food be my medicine! However I woke up nauseous... not sure if the magnesium is to blame?? (No not pregnant) Don't want coffee and hot tea is not helping either... Ugh... so not the way I wanted to start my day... Oh well, this too shall pass! Soon I hope! Pic of my mini orchidSee this image largerTook me all day to get myself To do what I needed to do! (Notice the difference in Calories Burned) #onedayatatime #justdoitSee this image largerSee this image larger@DIANEDOESSMILES I think our kitties look alike ๐Ÿ˜See this image larger@DIANEDOESSMILES I think our kitties look alike ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerI have gained a few pounds.... Back to Plan A! New calorie range & not so much exercise ๐Ÿค— Heres what I've Learned the more I exercise the more I EAT... And contrary to popular belief I do not burn as much as "they" say... Because IF I DID then I would NOT GAIN weight.... So, for me it's Eat Less & get atleast 30 minutes of exercise every day! No more 120 minutes a day! Trying to find my happy place A good balance ! Here I go, again!!See this image larger๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถListening to music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถPlaying my harmonica ๐ŸŽถ And Try to get myself adopted By a good cook ๐Ÿ˜‰ Already got my exercise in today & got some "accidental" Exercise dancing ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerBeautiful Day! Beautiful Sunset! Starting to feel like Spring ๐Ÿค—See this image largerEating within calorie range & Doing well with Macros! Got more exercise than I had planned on! I get a lil carried away when I'm having fun & time flies! And yes I had 4 hot wings ๐Ÿค— #lifeisgoodSee this image largerWow!!!See this image largerHappy St. Patrick's Day ๐Ÿ€See this image largerHaving a Belated Birthday Brunch for my Daughter this morning! ๐ŸŽ‚ This afternoon we will be celebrating a 92nd Birthday With my dear friend Mr. C ! ๐ŸŽ‚ This evening we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day ๐Ÿ€ at home where we will dine on Chicken Sausage Cabbage, butternut squash with mushrooms & onions ๐Ÿ€ What ever you do today Do it with kindness & love!See this image larger๐ŸŽ‚ Birthday Party Pictures ๐ŸŽ‚ My Daughter & I celebrating Her 33rd ๐Ÿ’– Mr. C celebrating 92 years ๐Ÿ’– Great Day celebrating 2 wonderful people!See this image largerSo not feeling it today... Telling myself that today is the day... Looking at my workout equipment.... Telling myself to get to it... That's what it's for.... Still sitting here hanging on to my coffee cup for dear life... Telling myself that I will.. I just gotta wake up first! Wake Up & Work Out!! Just Do It!! Here's a picture of 1 of my motivator's - just swingin! A reminder to play, to have fun every day!See this image largerLots of pep talks! Lol! Still hurting & it took all day but I did it!! #justdoitSee this image largerSee this image largerI just realized that I haven't snacked between meals All week! ๐Ÿค— Picture is of My forever friends, that I haven't seen in a while, he still plays & sings as good as ever!See this image largerI'm down 2lbs this week Almost back to Maintenance! I'll be there in about 2 weeks! Have a Plan Work your Plan! Eat it Burn it!!See this image largerHe's Here!!! ๐Ÿ˜ Grandson #6 !! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerDid more than planned & ate more than usual But I'm on Track!!See this image largerThis book is awesome! It will tell, show and motivate you to use food to improve your health! Using Science & Scientific research. What we eat is our most powerful tool for Health! You'll be impressed and amazed at what the food you eat can do for & to your body! "Eat To Beat Disease" by William W. Li, MDSee this image largerMy day! I'm eating "intuitively" and my macros are spot on! 40% carbs, 30% fats, 30% protein! I have incorporated Intermittent fasting no food after dinner and breakfast is 14 -16 hours later So far so good!See this image largerWoohoo!! Never done this much ever!! Busy Day with lots of cardio and some lifting ๐Ÿ’ช Thanks for the inspiration @GPALMER2019 !!See this image largerGetting Started is the Hardest Part, but once you do You'll be glad you did!! And chances are you'll do more than you thought you could!! #justdoitSee this image largerLove Yourself Enough To Push yourself โคSee this image largerLil Mister William Lee came home today ๐Ÿ’™See this image largerDid some "Cardio Boxing" It's FUNctional Fitness! ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ Do what you like Like what you do!See this image largerFood tracked for the dayโœ” Exercise plannedโœ” Attitude Adjusted โœ” Motivation turned Onโœ” Some days I have to remind myself that - I CAN & I WILL!! I have to have the right Attitude to be Motivated to Achieve my goals It's not always easy, but... We Achieve what we Believe! Picture is GS #3's daycare pics! Love him to pieces ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerGetting ready to put my gloves on! ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ Amazing how psyched I get When I'm getting ready to box! I just love how it makes me feel ๐Ÿค— Hubby thinks I'm ๐Ÿคช! Lol! I don't care ๐Ÿ˜Ž Do what you like! Like what you do!! #lifeisgood Update on my cat: Since stopping her self feeding She's lost 1lb! It took a month... She's a slow "loser" like me ! Lol!See this image largerAll of my muscles are sore... But I got my steps in & then some!! #justdoit #ididitSee this image largerJust Do It!!See this image largerCelebrated my Brother's Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ yesterday at Smokey Bones Ate all of my salad & steamed broccoli brought 1/2 of the pork, chicken breast & beef brisket home ๐Ÿค—See this image largerEnjoyed being with my Grandson's at Grandson #2's 1st TBall Game! He's 4 & he did good! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMy day! Eat It, Burn It !! #justdoitSee this image largerMotivate Yourself! Tell Yourself: "I Can & I Will" Then Just Do It!!!See this image largerGrandson #3 who is 3 started swim lessons! He loves it & told me he will swim with me when we go to Florida ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜See this image largerDoing what it takes!See this image largerDoing what it takes!See this image larger#kicknitSee this image largerTBT 181 - 136 = -45lbs #beforenafterSee this image largerLots of yard work yesterday Mowing, digging and transplanting Hydrangea and Wiegela bushes I ate at the top of my calories All that digging made hungry! But, I burned most of it too ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerYou can do it If you try!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWhat can you Do To get 1 step closer To your Goal? Elevate your mind Get yourself together Plan it Do it !!See this image largerI'm having a Great day today! Practicing Moderation In ALL things!! ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerJust doing what I need to do! Woohoo!! #justdoitSee this image largerFor the last 2 weeks I have maintained... Hopefully this will help to jumpstart my weightloss! My Doctor says it should ๐Ÿคž #justdoitSee this image largerSorry to say that I have not been doing well eating an Anti-inflammatory diet... Simply because we have been eating out a lot lately... And I am feeling it... Bloated, stiff and achy body... This week I am not eating out anywhere! As, it's not worth it! Mainly because, I physically ache for several days afterward... If hubby wants to eat out he can have at it! #eatgoodfeelgoodSee this image largerThe Only way I will stay on track with eating an anti-inflammatory diet is to pre plan my meals everyday not just Mon-Fri!! This will also be helpful when hubby want to eat out: I can say "dinners already planned"! I should just leave this book on my kitchen counter! ๐Ÿ˜Š Reminder: Inflammation is the main characteristic of ALL Diseases.... #ivegotthisSee this image largerMade a spot on my kitchen counter, where I prepare our meals for this reminder: EAT TO BEAT DISEASE I will see this reminder a lot!See this image largerStill struggling with tight quads & hips But, I am doing it... 10 minutes at a time ๐Ÿค— #everystepcountsSee this image largerGetting it done!See this image largerI told myself "If it hurts you can stop" I tried Spark People video Stretching & Flexibility I was able to do it ๐Ÿค— Since I wasn't hurting too bad I broke out my exercise ball and did a beginner's exercise! Still a lil sore but I'll live! I had an audience too! ๐Ÿฑ #justdoitSee this image larger@MIAMI_LILLY my order came today! I'm excited to try these! Thanks again for your review!See this image largerOk ENOUGH of feeling sorry for myself! I have been down & out because of all my muscle pains & aches... But I DID IT& No One Else Did!! I'm the only one to finish!!!! #irockSee this image largerI won! Not too bad for a 58 yr old With strained quads & glutes! Lol!! This is just what I needed to get my mojo back!!!See this image largerMy day just keeps getting better! #ivegotthisSee this image largerDown 2 lbs this morning! #eatitburnit It's Saturday Let's Play!!!See this image largerHow my day ended yesterday ๐Ÿค—See this image largerWhen I sleep well I wake up Super Happy Super Motivated Super Inspired to Achieve! Amazing what a goodnights sleep will do ! It's Monday & I'm Motivated to Succeed! #letsdothisSee this image largerI โค busy days! #getitdoneSee this image largerSheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon for 2 With Green Beans & Potatoes for hubby 20 minutes at 425 Https://damndelicious.netSee this image largerBefore Ya'll fuss at me... I had 3 meals & wasn't that hungry... Low Carb takes my appetite away ๐Ÿค— #IonlyeatwhenhungrySee this image largerMy Day! #eatwhenhungry #workouteverydaySee this image largerThis morning I tracked my meals for the ENTIRE weekend! I've never done that before! I did it keep me on track ๐Ÿค— There's a lot of temptation around here... ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ & tomorrow I'm making ๐ŸŽ‚! Our kitty took her bunny up on her perch for a nap ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerThis was delicious! Asiago, Bacon, Mushroom Chicken Breast Green Beans w/Bacon Crumbles & Grape TomatoesSee this image largerSee this image largerToday, I am Reminding myself of my WHY ๐Ÿค— #icandoitSee this image largerSee this image largerHow we do it! #eatitburnit You must try Garlic Butter Shrimp it is delicious! Recipe is on www.ibreatheimhungry.comSee this image largerHappy Easter!See this image largerHave a blessed Easter !See this image largerI saw this & I was like "Holy Easter Eggs"!! I know I've been busy ALL day but I've only got 8 active minutes on my Fitbit! WOW!! I stayed on track today ๐Ÿค— No potato salad, baked beans, candy or cupcakes for me & I'm feeling better every day!!! Picture is of 3 of my precious GSon's at our Annual Easter Egg Hunt ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerVisited with my oldest & dearest friend this morning! I've always loved older folks as they have so many "life lessons" to share! I always come away feeling enlightened & positive about my future! He is a blessing to me โ™ฅ๏ธ And I try to see him as often as I can because I never know when the good Lord will call him home If you have an older person in your life, do yourself a favor and spend as much time with them as possible! You will come away truly blessed & i believe they will too! โ™ฅ๏ธSee this image largerEat it, Burn it to lose it doesn't really work for me... But it doesn't hurt me either ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerDon't ya just love NSV's!! After 11 days of eating an anti inflammatory diet I am down 4lbs & have lost a 1/2 inch in my waist and 1 inch from my hips! This little loss means my size 6 jeans fit again!! At this point in my journey I'm not really looking for weight loss but to feel better and tone & firm this body up! #eatittobeatitSee this image largerFood is tracked for the day and I haven't had lunch or dinner yet - I'm on my way! Yard is mowed โœ” #justdoitSee this image largerYesterday after lunch My get up & go Got up & went...๐Ÿค” I actually made myself move Couldn't figure out why I was so tired....๐Ÿ˜ณ Most likely, it was lack of sleep...๐Ÿ˜ด I'm noticing a lot of that with my Spark friends lately...๐Ÿ˜ฅ Here's my tips: Make sleep a Priority turn in earlier Limit caffeine after 2pm Get plenty of exercise several hours before bedtime Stay hydrated Today, I should be fine as I got almost 8hrs last night ๐Ÿค— Pictures of how I ended my day! #justdoit #ivegotthisSee this image largerFoods are tracked! Time to get busy!! I'm doing LCHF & IF so I've got a couple of hours before I have breakfast. Plenty of time for some FUNctional Fitness! #justdoitSee this image largerDown 2 more pounds ๐Ÿ˜ That makes 6lbs in 15 days! #doingwhatittakes #togetwhatiwant #
justdoit Picture is yesterday Almost didn't make it! #ivegotthis
See this image largerMy afternoon visitors! Looked out the window and saw them on our dock!See this image largerBusy day! Getting ready for Vacay! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด Taking Grandson #3, my DD & DSIL too ๐Ÿ˜ He's so cool - luv his hat! Lol!!See this image largerTook it kind of easy today Because the next couple of days I will be super busy. Enjoyed being outside in the fresh air & ๐ŸŒž Looking around our yard at all of Mother Nature's beauty! My Irises opened today & Mr. Water Moccasin was out for a swim... Hope everyone enjoyed this last day of April! Tomorrow May begins can ya believe it!?! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerEven on my "day off" I still do some sort of exercise! Today, I took 2- 1/2 hr. walks! #imoveeveryday #ijustdoitSee this image largerThis was a pleasant surprise! I had no idea... I just knew I've been busy๐Ÿค—See this image largerAll food is track for the day But I'm not done with my workouts yet ! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸฅŠ #strongissexySee this image largerWoohoo!! Stick a fork in me I'm done!! @MIAMI_LILLY I made the Texas BBQ Soy Curls & we really liked it! ๐Ÿค— It was our 1st time having Soy Curls!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I couldn't eat everything thing I had logged! I'm full!! ๐Ÿ˜‹ #getitdone #gethealthySee this image largerSouth bound today! We're Driving til the map turns blue! I'm the co-pilot today ๐Ÿค— I'm in charge of the tunes ๐ŸŽถ That means some Rock & Roll for this South bound Southern Gal!! Getting steps just dancing in the car! Have a wonderful weekend Ya'll!!See this image largerWe Achieve what we Believe!! I did it! Even with 12+ hours in the car I GOT IT DONE!! #youcandoit #justdoitSee this image largerLife is what we make it! So why not make it great Start where you are Using what you have Create the life you love! #lifeisgoodSee this image larger#justdoitSee this image largerGood Morning Sparkers!!! I just want to say I'm so glad you're here!!! Let's do what it takes to get what we want!!! Let's Keep On Sparking!!!! #wecandothis Saw this Lizard on our way to lunch yesterday isn't he cute?! ๐ŸฆŽSee this image largerSee this image largerHaving fun with 2 of my favorite guys๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMy day - yesterday, 8 hours at Disney's Magic Kingdom! Planning is everything! #justdoitSee this image largerLately, I've been Practicing Gratitude! Life is so much better when we are grateful for what we DO have! There is always something to be grateful for!! I'm grateful for my baby & her baby ๐Ÿ˜ even if he wouldn't look at me! Lol! #trulyblessedSee this image largerEven on Vacation you can meet your goals! #justdoitSee this image larger@CARLOSLAKELAND was in your "hood" today! On our way to the Gulf Coast!See this image largerSpent the day on the Gulf of Mexico Beach time With family ๐ŸŒดSee this image largerFriday Funny For the Ladies - They are called "Man Hours" because a Woman would have that s - - t done in 20 minutes! Lol! Last day with my boy ๐Ÿ˜ We leave in the morning ๐Ÿ˜ฅSee this image largerThis cutie said "Grand Momma I got you a donut, but I ate it" ๐Ÿฉ I thanked him for eating it, for me! He looked at me like I was nuts... lol! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSee this image largerWaving goodbyes to: @CARLOSLAKELAND @FLASUN @GPALMER2019 I love going South!See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Mother's Day!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Mother's Day!!See this image largerI Was a little afraid to step on the scale this morning.... No worries, I'm still the same weight as when I left! ๐Ÿ˜ This is the ONLY picture of me on vacation... I'm always behind the camera ๐Ÿ˜Ž #imdoingitSee this image largerSee this image largerSat with my friend today ๐Ÿ˜ His Pastor's came by for their weekly visit, so glad I was there! Their message was exactly what I needed to hear! You see my friend's we must feed our souls as well as our bodies to be truly healthy!! Here's Mr C napping! ๐Ÿ˜ด #iamtrulyblessedSee this image largerSee this image largerNothing like reviewing your goals to get you motivated! This was mostly from gardening & some from Opening our POOL!!! Can't wait to go swimming in a couple of weeks!! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธSee this image largerIronically, when I changed my focus I started losing! #behealthySee this image largerLately I've been starting every day with my new boyfriend Ben gay! Lol! He helps me get it done! ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerDown a pound this week Probably should be more... I'm retaining fluid as I have an electrolyte imbalance... Working to correct this so I can feel better! Muscles are sore and I am tired... Wish I hadn't upped my carbs last week! Live & Learn! Here's a funny for Ya'll ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerWe worked in the yard ALLL day long! Weeding, mulching and some landscaping! The yard looks beautiful Me not so much! Lol! Picture is of our front yardSee this image largerWe got it done! All of it!! Now, our yard will just need weekly mowing & trimming! Picture is 1/2 of our backyard We're exhausted but accomplished!! #justdoitSee this image largerBet I sleep good tonight! ๐Ÿ˜ดSee this image largerToday I will have "Me Time" I will give myself a mani- pedi And, I am going to "dress up" ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘  To celebrate my sister's birthday that was last Monday! ๐ŸŽ Looking forward to seeing my siblings today! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerHad a great lunch today with my siblings for my sister's birthday ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽSee this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy Breakfast 2 Egglands Best Eggs sprinkled with Kick n Chickn 1 TBSP Walnuts 1/2 cup sliced Strawberries 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 279 calories 9g carbs 4g fiber 5g net carbs 21g healthy fats 16g protein #healthyeatsSee this image largerSee this image largerBack to where I need to be! No new weight goals I'll just work on being & staying healthy! If weight loss happens that's ok too! #believeitachieveitSee this image largerTrying to track my "fuel" for the day I've got lunch & dinner ๐Ÿค— But since I'm not hungry I have no clue what I want/need for breakfast.. ๐Ÿคช Here's a tip: Start thinking of your meals as fuel - your GO juice! ๐Ÿš€ This helps me to make better decisions regarding my nutritional intake! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ— #eatingtolive #notlivingtoeatSee this image largerSee this image largerTBALL game tonight This is Grandson #2 waiting to bat ๐Ÿ˜โšพ๏ธSee this image largerEverything happens for a reason! We may not understand why at the time But in time we will So keep on doing your best Every single day And when the time is right You will see success!See this image largerStill dealing with muscle aches... But sitting still is not my style Plus it makes my muscles tighter... So I tell myself "Get moving girl" #justdoit Pics from Tuesday Yesterday was rest day Today, I am back at it!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerHormones Triggers that Burn Fat or Store Fat This is from Dr. Berg You can find this at This is going on the Front of our refrigerator! #burnitSee this image largerUp early this morning! Lots to do... Today I am making pulled pork, my low carb Coleslaw, baked beans (for hubs), and grilled zucchini๐Ÿค— For Hunter's birthday I am making Lemon Cupcakes with a low sugar cream cheese frosting ๐ŸŽ‚ Cookout is at 1๐Ÿ˜ Pool party after that ๐Ÿ˜Ž And then the Birthday Party for my now 5 year old Grandson Hunter! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ Here he is is a rare quiet moment! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerBeen up since 4'oclock this morning... Everything is done & ready ๐Ÿค— The next 2 hours belong 2 ME!! Yep, you guessed it I'm laying on my bed Playing on my phone!! #restb4youparty Hunter's Bday cupcakes Going to put them on my "Cupcake Tree" b4 I serve them ๐ŸŽ‚See this image largerAte well & on track today! No cupcake for me! Thought I'd have some strawberries but I was still full No more food til tomorrow Trying to fast daily for 16 hours, but sometimes I can't Wait that long... I eat when I'm hungry Here are 3 of my boys ๐Ÿ˜ Birthday Boy is on the right!See this image largerRemembering those who served Happy Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerToday is rest day & I really needed it! #imoutoforderSee this image largerAte so much at lunch ๐Ÿ– There will be no dinner! Lol! It's all good cause I'm not hungry anyways! Pool days are here again!!See this image largerI pre plan everything So I might as well Pre plan some Me Time! Tomorrow a friend that I haven't seen in a couple of years is coming over to get in the pool ๐Ÿ˜Ž I will be preparing a healthy lunch for us! It's been too long since I had a "Girls Day" !! I am so looking forward to seeing her & catching up ๐Ÿ˜ #feedyoursoulSee this image largerIt's been a few days since I burned it all... But, today I DID IT!! #icandoitSee this image largerI have ordered the ingredients to make low carb breads & tortillas! Hoping to use my bread machine, has anyone tried making it this way? The recipes I'm finding are for the oven... Hoping to "adapt" them for the bread machine... Wish me luck with my baking endeavorsSee this image largerIt's a hundred degrees today ... It's still May what is this summer going to be like!?! Hot Hot Hot!!See this image largerI did it again!See this image largerWe Achieve what We Believe! #goforitSee this image largerGreat day swimming & catching up with my friend! Tonight I am totally feeling the "burn" from all my swimming! Back muscles are activated!! Julie stopped by for a visit Romeo is molting...๐Ÿฆ†See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSince I started eating keto I've been struggling to get enough fiber.. So today I uppped my carbs but, I want to stay below 50g. My goal is 20 net carbs! I did it today! I also am eating less protein as I was eating more than I needed.... I need more calcium & I ordered it today! #eatingformyhealthSee this image largerToday I did 2 - 20 minute aqua therapy sessions for my glutes, hips and legs!๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ After dinner, I took a walk around our yard to see what's blooming today Everyday in my gardens there's something new!๐Ÿค— Today its my Amaryllis's that are blooming! ๐Ÿ˜ They were red, until I planted them outside, now they're white!See this image largerI am recovering slowly... Since, I have to do Aqua therapy to aid in my recovery, I've not been able to get my 10,000 steps a day, for the last 4 days It's just too painful to do them both on the same day... However, today it's too cool to get in the pool so I will try to get my 10,000 steps! It's my plan B! Everyone needs a plan B! If we fail to plan We plan to fail #mondaymotivation Picture of our fountain it is so soothing to hearSee this image largerI love reading SparkPeople Community Feed! You never know what you'll read or learn! Today I read this and it hit home: If you don't slow down your body will slow you down! So true! Listen to your body!! It will always tell you what you need๐Ÿ˜ Finally made it to 16 hours 2 days in a row!See this image largerI did it! It feels so good to be able to walk almost normally again! Hubby walked with me just in case I needed help or a piggyback ride home! ๐Ÿ˜ #pacingmyselfSee this image largerRaided the fridge for lunch! Yummy leftovers! 436 calories 14g carbs 7 fiber 7 net carbs 33g fat - all healthy fats! 25g protein Riced cauliflower Sauteed zucchini w/evoo Lean turkey sausage Sauteed red & green peppers, mushrooms and onions in evoo Iced green tea ๐Ÿค— Served on my lil plate! #goodeatsSee this image largerStill too cool for the pool ๐Ÿ˜ฅ So I'm getting my steps! Hopefully tomorrow I can resume my aqua therapy! #dowhatyoulike #likewhatyoudo #l
See this image largerI'm healing and getting stronger I'm on my way back!! #icandothisSee this image largerOk, so I over did it Tuesday And I Paid for it Wednesday... Feeling better today & trying to figure out.. just how much is too much?? I'm not doing so well with limitations.... I need to learn to Pace myself... Way easier said, than done.. On a positive note, I am Doing great with IF & my eating ! #onedayatatime #justdoitSee this image largerSee this image largerEating lots of leafy & colorful veggies!See this image largerReviewed my data & I was still eating too much high fat dairy & to many nuts.... Now I am: Eating more green veggies & lean proteins Eating less high fat dairy & nuts And No simple carbs #eatingformyhealthSee this image largerFirst let me explain that you can't see all of the ingredients because I piled them in! ๐Ÿ˜Š Spinach, cucumber, mushrooms, onion, black olives, boiled egg & flap steak with homemade Italian dressing with basil & romano! 330 calories 10g carbs -3 fiber =7 net carbs 23g fats (2.3g saturated fats) 28g protein I eat a lil more carbs & protein at dinner to help hold me over during my 16 hour fast. #eatingtolive #notlivingtoeatSee this image largerReminding myself of how far I've come! #BeforeAndAfter Found this "before" pic - didn't know I had it... I used to hide behind People or things.. So there's not many pics of me when I was close to 200lbs... That's a lot of weight for 5'3"! Present day picture 140lbs and feeling like a new person! I would like to lose another 10lbs. If it happens great if it doesn't I'm ok with that too! I'm healthy and that's what matters most!See this image largerDown another pound! 8lbs in 8 weeks! So thankful for this book! It taught me how to eat to live a healthy life ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSee this image largerI did it! 1 step at a time... With lots of breaks!! #justdoitSee this image largerFinally! A prescription for fruits & veggies!!! Not pills!!!! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ• #eatthera
See this image largerNot raining today, so I got out there and did some gardening! My gardens are my happy place ๐Ÿ˜ My Amaryllis & Hydrangea; which were blue in the backyard, purple when on the side yard & now pink in the front yard! My front flower bed has alkaline soil, good to know!See this image largerGood morning! I finally got 7+ hours of sleep last night! I'm feeling rested and ready to accomplish my goals today! But 1st... Coffee!!See this image largerEvery day I "practice" Gratitude to remind myself that my "Life is Good" and what makes it that way. This Gratitude "practice" helps me to not take anyone or anything for granted! As we all know our life can change at a blink of an eye! Today, I want you all to know I'd be lost without you!! I am grateful for your support, encouragement, motivating post & just for being here! I really appreciate you! So Thank You Sparkers!! Now, let's go achieve our Goals!!! Keep on Sparking!!!See this image largerI've fasted 16+ hours every day this week!! Woohoo I'm definitely fat adapted!! I've never felt better! The more you fast the easier it gets, and you get healthier & healthier! #iluvfastingwithketoSee this image largerI've been resisting Pizza, Biscuits and Pancakes since April 14! Thanks to @EO4WELLNESS post I can have them again! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful product! You may have saved my life!! Lol! #lifeisgoodSee this image largerWent shopping and saw this! I think I agree! Lol!! P.S. I don't want to be skinny Just healthy!See this image largerGood Morning! This is so me, in the morning! No talky till coffee! Lol! How about you @SPARKLEIGH61 ? ๐Ÿ˜ Cheers everyone!! โ˜•โ˜•See this image largerMy meals are tracked! My exercise is planned! This is how I hold myself accountable to achieve my goals! #planit #justdoit #ivegotthis I should have bought this plaque for my husband... It is so him... ๐ŸคชSee this image largerDon't let me get too hangry.... Because I will turn into the Wicked Witch of the East! True story! Lol! Lunch was delicious! Grilled Salmon Steamed Broccoli w/ Butter Squash w/Bacon Crumbles Sorry no pic... I was hangry ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerTomorrow marks 2 months of Ketogenic/Anti Inflammatory eating. I started Intermittent Fasting 42 days ago. In this time I've lost 8 lbs! Tomorrow, I will see my Doctor get a physical & get her professional opinion & advice on my recent lab work, and my overall health status. I've seen my reports & I am impressed! However, I want her input before I share this information. Stay tuned! #youarewhatyoueat #eathealthySee this image largerSee this image largerNew Day! New Goals! New Plan! #planit #doit #ivegotthisSee this image larger@EO4WELLNESS I made them!! Thank you soo much!!! ๐Ÿ˜ My kitchen smells so good! Carbquick Cheese Biscuits You can find the recipe in Spark Recipes! I got 12 - the recipe on the box says 10 Can't wait till my "eating window" opens! 2 more hours... ๐Ÿค— #ketoSee this image largerHere's a thought!See this image largerSo the Hip Flexors Stretches I was doing for 6 weeks (per Dr) Didn't work... I kept doing them and waiting for my hips to feel better .... They didn't.. They got tighter... New Realization: If my core was stronger my hips wouldn't have to do extra work and my hip flexors could relax. New Plan: Core exercises 3x a week with 24 hrs rest between workouts! This could take 6 - 8 weeks But it will be so worth it! #justdoitSee this image largerI miss my Dad everyday But especially on Father's Day Happy Father's Day in Heaven Dad ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerTaking hubby to lunch at a Brazilian Steakhouse Texas de Brazil For his Happy Father's Day!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerGood Morning Sparkers!! I don't know about you but my coffee is expecially good this morning!! โ˜•โ˜• Cheers to a Successful Goal reaching week!!! #noexcuses #justdoitSee this image largerConfession- I went over my carb limit yesterday.... I ate Cheesecake! Today, I feel sluggish and heavy.... So I stepped on the scales... yep 3lbs heavier! Water weight but still... I swear I'm a sponge! Just call me Ms. Sponge Bob Square Pants! Lol! Back on track today! #ivegotthisSee this image largerKEEP CALM & KETO ON!!! #ivegotthis Picture is of the salad bar at Texas de Brazil It was awesome I fell in ๐Ÿ’– with the Sashimi ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerAlmost 100ยฐ in Virginia Beach! I'm enjoying my other happy place this afternoon ๐Ÿ˜Ž 40 minutes of PT in the pool! So far!See this image largerMy Summertime Salad: Spring Mix Avocado Carrots Celery Cucumber Homegrown Cherry Tomatoes Shrimp steamed & chilled Walnuts Homemade Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette #eathealthySee this image largerSaw this on Amazon #keto By Diabetic KitchenSee this image largerGoodnight ! I hope I have an "all-nighter" lol!See this image largerToday, I am NOT limping!! So yesterday's water physical therapy must have worked๐Ÿคž Now I have pain in different areas; lower back & knees. But, I Will Work It Out!! #imonit #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerTaco Tuesday Salad Spring Mix Ground Turkey Avocado Mexican Cheese Onions Jalapenos Salsa 329 calories 21g Fat 12g Carbs 5.5g Fiber 6.5 Net Carbs 29g ProteinSee this image largerWoohoo!!! I'm feeling like ME again!!! 40 minutes of water aerobics & lots swimming today!See this image largerThis is my daily mantra!See this image largerI've expanded my fast 18:6 1st meal 11 am - 12 noon 2nd meal 5pm - 6pm 40 minutes Pool PT And lots of swimming! Great day!! #eattolive #likewhatyoudoSee this image larger#truthSee this image larger#summergoalz ๐Ÿ˜Ž #boxingbabe ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠSee this image largerI can hardly believe that this is happening! I'm down another pound! I have consistently lost 1 pound a week for several weeks.. I think 8 weeks in a row!! I'm not sure I lost count! Lol!! Find what works for YOU & just Keep Doing It!! #sparkingforlifeSee this image largerYou won't be Successful If you don't have Goals! We must have Goals to focus on, to strive for! That will give us the Motivation that we NEED to SUCCEED! Ask yourself "How Bad Do You Want It?" Go for it!! The ONLY Person holding you back is YOU!! #justdoitSee this image largerGood Morning Spark friends!! Let's get busy achieving our Dreams!! But 1st Coffee โ˜•โ˜•!!See this image largerSunday is my "review" day I look at what I've done, how I've done & how I can improve Lately, my exercise progress has been limited due to leg muscle & tendon injuries. I'm happy to report that my leg is finally getting better However, I'm taking it slow to prevent further injury. This has given me time to review my exercise regimen and make some necessary changes! #goalz #planningtosucceedSee this image largerToday's Goal! #ivegotthis ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerMotivation Monday! This is the truth Be consistent ! #justdoitSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerTuesday's Goal!See this image largerSome NSV's- Don't you love it when Pants that used to be too Small are now too Big!!! 2 weeks ago I couldn't cross my legs, touch my toes, nor could I tie my tennis shoes because of tendonitis.. I've been doing pool workouts and now I can do almost everything I couldn't do just 2 weeks ago!! #gettingstrongereverydaySee this image largerThis is where I'll be today! #mermaidSee this image largerI have not been sleeping well This has affected Everything... My hunger level including what I want to eat.. (Carbs, like bread) NO! โŒ And my endurance to name a few.. Last night I got 8 hrs with the help of a sleep aid (which I don't like taking) But I needed sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ด So today is a new day Will work towards accomplishing my goals today! Have a fantastic Friday Ya'll!! Picture is for building self confidence - Tell yourself this everyday until you believe it!!See this image largerI am down 50lbs! This is since starting Spark People 2 yrs & 5 months ago... 63lbs all total! It could of happened sooner but I kept losing & regaining the same 5 lbs several times.. I'm posting this to let you all know that you have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, know that YOU ARE CAPABLE of doing this, and YOU HAVE TO STAY MOTIVATED to achieve your goals!! I'm telling you that nothing feels better than achieving your goals! I'm not done yet! So Let's Keep on Sparking!! #199 #136 #youcandoitSee this image largerI'm feeling stronger everyday!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerMonday MotivationSee this image largerMonday Motivation!See this image larger60 days of Intermittent Fasting!See this image largerI've changed my strategy many times in the last 2.5 years of my journey! #plantosucceed #justdoitSee this image largerTo keep you motivated over the long Holiday Weekend!See this image largerHave a safe & happy 4th of July!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerHigh Fiber Muffins 14.7g of fiber These are very filling Recipe is on Spark RecipesSee this image largerNo weightloss this week... Why? After 10 weeks of losing 1lb a week?? It's because I have been SLACKING OFF, these last few days... hanging with my hubby tends to lead to that.... On a positive note, Sunday is my review day and I know that tomorrow when he goes back to work ๐Ÿค— I WILL get back to "doing me"! #timetomakeithappenSee this image largerI CAN & I WILL !!See this image largerSee this image largerBack to what works for me! After reviewing my data, this is how I was eating when I was losing weight. And most importantly feeling Great! Still low carb average 55g net carbs Eating this way allows me to get the fiber and nutrients that I need to live my best life! #ivegotthisSee this image largerUpped those carbs & slept for 7.5 hours!! It's the most sleep I've had in weeks! Feeling wonderful today!! #wellrestedSee this image largerSo excited, I'm getting ready to go Camping at the Beach!!! with my out of state cousin!!! ๐Ÿค— Who I don't get to see often enough! ๐Ÿ˜ Swimming, fishing, crabbing, and kayaking!! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿฆ€ ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ Sun tanning, shopping and catching up with each other!! ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿ•ถ ๐Ÿ‘™ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ‘ญ It's going to be a great vacay!!! Of course I will continue to enjoy my healthy lifestyle while on vacation! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐Ÿฅ— ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Ž #lifeisgood #dowhatyoulike #likewhatyoudoSee this image largerWeekend Motivation: When we just say NO to junk food We are also saying NO to Disease Here's what I do when tempted: Look at it like it will KILL you Because it CAN JUST SAY NO !! #eathealthy #behealthySee this image largerHere's one of my Motivators! He sent me this picture of himself because he was Missing ME!!! ๐Ÿ˜ He is sooo sweet & just sooo precious to me ๐Ÿ’– Having his love makes me want to be here for a long long time!!! ๐Ÿ’• #findyourreasonswhy #dowhatittakesSee this image largerHaving fun!See this image largerMade it to the Beach! My current view!! ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerBeautiful day at the beach! I spent my summers here when I was growing up! Outer Banks North Carolina #feelslikehome #iwannastaySee this image largerI've resisted food temptations EVERY day ALL day since our vacation started.. lol! Here's my Cousin & I at dinner last night ๐Ÿ’– I'm looking "puffy" from eating broiled & steamed Fresh Seafood EVERYDAY this week.. But it sure was good! ๐Ÿค— Last day of vacay & we're going kayaking today! #goodtimesSee this image largerWent kayaking this morning! Great workout! So much fun! I am on the Currituck Sound Hubby got a picture of me in action! Lol!See this image largerVacation is over.. Back to reality today! Since, I did not review my "plan" Sunday, I did that this morning! Proud to say that I am still on track! Plus, even though I upped my carbs it has NOT affected my weight & I am enjoying my mealtimes much more now! I think that if you do not feel satisfied after eating.. Then, you're not eating what your body needs! As my daughter would say "Peace out" everyone & have a wonderful Wednesday! #stillsparking #kayakingisfunSee this image largerIts officially Summer Because, I had Fresh Peaches & Cantaloupe today! Yummy! Another picture from our beach vacation - that's my hubby in the "clam shell" he burns easily, the other 2 are my cousins ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMy goal for yesterday, today & tomorrow & Sunday is to stay cool! ๐ŸŒกit's too hot in Virginia ๐Ÿ˜กSee this image largerWhy is it that when I do LESS during the day, I sleep MORE?? Yesterday was rest day & boy am I getting good at it! Lol! (I used to always stay busy) And, I slept so good and long (7.5 hours is long for me) I'm noticing this trend and Honestly it makes me want to do less during the day. Because as I get older I'm really starting to value sleeping! ๐Ÿ˜Š Just my random morning thoughts... ๐Ÿ˜ Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!See this image largerWoke up to rain this morning! Lots of rain expected today Those of us on the East Coast truly need this rain & the lower temperatures it will bring! 100% chance of rain today so I'll make today strength training day ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ #musclesandmascaraSee this image largerEveryday doesn't go as planned... But what really matters is that we do our Best everyday! #consistencynotperfection #eath
ealthy #justdoit
See this image largerEvery day doesn't go as planned.. But what really matters is that you do your BEST EVERYDAY! #consistencynotperfection #eathealthy #justdoitSee this image largerSince increasing my carb intake I have been experiencing more pain from inflammation.... Even though I am still eating low carb = less than 100g... I also have been hungrier and not able to stick to 16/8 IF... I've got to get back on track! I must chose healthier less processed carbs! No weight gain thank goodness, but I am tired of hurting! I MUST Do what it takes! Here I go again! One day at a time! #ivegotthis #keeponsparking #justdoitSee this image largerStill maintaining! So, I'll share a NSV with Ya'll Noticing how big my eyes look now that my face has slimmed down! (This pic doesn't do it justice) And, I have cheekbones again!! Throw back Thursday! #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerSee this image largerI truly believe that by adding a healthy fat Monounsaturated Fatty Acids to every meal is one of the main reasons why I lost weight! #mufaateverymealSee this image largerOh my, my, my..... If this picture doesn't inspire & motivate me to eat healthy & stay active... NOTHING WILL!!! My hubby sent me this picture he found on his phone... His caption was "Remember When" No thank you I'd rather not!! Lol!! Oh my goodness.... The crazy thing is - is that when I was this big I didn't realize it??? #believeitachieveit #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerSee this image largerATTENTION FLIP FLOP WEARERS! I believe that I've found the source of my hip & leg pain My FLIP FLOPS! They provide NO support and are NOT made for wearing ALL DAY!! DUH!! Why is it that it's always the last thing we think of?? ๐Ÿคช From now on I'm only wearing flip flops to the beach & pool and back! My slip on Sketchers are now my go-to summer shoe! #ivegotthisSee this image larger2 Birthday Parties today! My great neice turns 3 and my Very 1st Friend EVER is turning 59! ๐Ÿ˜ That means 2 ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚!! And yes I am having 1 piece at each party ๐Ÿค— Whatever you're doing today Do it with Love! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ 2 weeks ago I was on this beach! Time to go back!!See this image largerYesterday I posted about going to 2 Birthday Parties and eating cake Well believe it or not I didn't eat any cake, I wasn't hungry so I passed! Picture of my neice the Birthday Girl, and I with our New "Pocket Purses" She just turned 3 Buts she acts like she's 16!! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerWelcome to August!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerToday, I am focusing on planning meat free meals at breakfast and lunch. Making sure that my meals are balanced and meet my macronutrient needs! โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค #healthyheartSee this image largerFrom the looks of My 2 Cherry Tomato plants They will be producing thru September! I have been picking a colander full every other day ๐Ÿ…See this image largerGrocery shopping today Loading up on fruits and vegetables! #eathealthySee this image largerThis summer I am definitely eating lots of fresh veggies & fruit! ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅฆ ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ My go to snack is Cantaloupes! I don't remember them ever being as good as they are this summer! #eattherainbowSee this image largerTuna, romaine & tomatoes and more cantaloupe ๐Ÿค— I'm stuffed! It's Pool Time! See my blue water weights! They're calling my name! #getitdonegirlSee this image largerThis morning I made 1 of my favorite breakfast! Plain nonfat greek yogurt with flax, cinnamon, fresh peach and pecans ๐Ÿค— Here's a picture of it! Lol!! It's so good that as soon as I make it - I eat it ๐Ÿ˜‹See this image largerSee this image largerEating lower in fats today And ONLY HEALTHY fats!! #ivegotthis #eathealthy My lazy cat! She takes after her Daddy! Lol!See this image largerMy upper body is feeling strong this morning after working out with weights yesterday! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธSee this image largerWhy do I think that I can buy stuff- that I know I will over eat it, when I have it in my house??? I do really well with portion control until it comes to - Peanuts, even though they are dry roasted unsalted too many is too many.... Yes, I measure them out... Then I go get some more... Ugh, I have over eaten them EVERYDAY for the last 4 days... I wish they were GONE!! lol!! Today, I will pretend that they ARE GONE!! #nopeanutstoday #goodbyemrpeanutSee this image largerThe most important thing you can do for you, is to make time to take care of you! #youcandoitSee this image largerIt's time to Sparkle Ladies!See this image largerI've been slacking lately... Not anymore!! I'm back on track!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerWorking on improving my health one day at a timeSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerInspiring Positivity!See this image largerI'm feeling/doing much better But, I'm still NOT moving... I've gotten lazy since my injuries & sickness... I wake up & tell myself today is the day to Eat Less & Move More! And, I still don't do it... Got to get my mojo back! #imaworkinprogress #imunderconstruc
tion This Bunny lives under our shed and comes out every morning and evening to nibble grass
See this image largerMy goals for Today! #imahotmess #getitdonegurlSee this image largerSaturday Funny Just Because... ๐Ÿ˜ Lol!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerBought to have some fun! Getting my heehaw on Ya'll!! Dancing the night away! #luckyhorseshoedressSee this image largerLook what I found! Instead of Cheeze Its Made from cauliflower! 33 crackers 80 calories, low in fat & sodium! They taste good too! #plantfoodsSee this image largerGrandson's #2 & #4 headed to their 1st day of Kindergarten & Preschool ๐Ÿ˜ #mymotivatorsSee this image largerAfter completing storm prep in advance of hurricane Dorian Which was mostly moving 15 palm trees back in the house for winter. I decided to get in the pool! Water was 86 degrees! I swam for an hour! Sure am going to miss my swimming pool when the weather gets cooler. #imacountrygirlSee this image largerOne of my goals during hurricane Dorian is to make sure that we have healthy food to eat. Especially if we lose power. (We do have a generator) Today, I will be boiling some eggs, making chicken salad, a large pot of skinny girl chicken tortilla soup and a pot full of my low fat chili ๐Ÿค— #stormprep #goawaydorianSee this image largerI am up way too early... Couldn't sleep had to get up & check the weather...๐Ÿคชlol! Dorian is just now getting close enough for a little rain. Should really be feeling the hurricane force winds in about 12 hours (4pm)...๐ŸŒ€ On a positive note I am still maintaining! Picture is of 1 of our marina's lots of boats left. However as always, some stay! #doriangoawaySee this image largerDorian has left our area With minimal damage We are so lucky! Storm surge came close to breaching our dock within 2"! Today I will focus on getting things back to normal around here! Also, I will be working on eating less & moving more! Picture shows just how close we came to having a flooded back yard! ๐Ÿ˜ณSee this image largerSee this image largerThis is where I'll be Saturday! I'm especially excited to see Bonnie Raitt & Allison Krauss ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽถI will be singing, dancing & playing my harmonica!! ๐ŸŽถ In other words I'll be getting my Country Girl On! Lol!! #metime #imacountrygirl #funtimeSee this image largerThis is the way to do it! I need to do this more often!! Feeling truly blessed that I could do this today! It's been awhile... Hope I can walk tomorrow!! #thestruggleisrealSee this image largerday 975 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/13/2019(1 comments)See this image largerMy grand plan is to: Get up & Get moving! I do get moving but it takes 2 hours.... So this morning I joined the Fall 5% Challenge, hoping to get back to where I was prior to injury... It's a slow & painful journey but I WILL get there! #ivegotthisSee this image largerI'm Ready! Going to The Outlaw Music Festival! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿค ๐ŸŽถ #countrygirlSee this image largerAll I've wanted to do today is EAT... I got a lot of exercise yesterday & last night at the Outlaw Music Festival & I didn't eat a lot yesterday ... So that's probably why today has been like an all day Food Festival! Lol! Picture of Allison Krauss she was Awesome last night! ๐ŸŽถ #eatwhenhungrySee this image largerWoohoo!! 1st one I've won in a long time!See this image largerYesterday was super busy & fun as it was my last pool day in 2019... yes, we closed our pool....๐Ÿ˜ฅ Today was rest day ๐Ÿค— #goodbyesummerSee this image largerday 980 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/18/2019(1 comments)See this image largerIn just a few days I will be rewarding myself with a trip to the Smoky Mountains! My leg is better, so we are planning to hike in the mountains for several days! Picture is of a cute lil bear cub I saw on our hike the last time we were there! I took the picture & got gone quick, because I knew Mama Bear was near!See this image largerI โค Smoky Mountains! We went for an after dinner walk & saw 5 Bears! Looked like Mom & Dad with their 3 cubs! Couldn't get a picture of the cubs as they were moving & playing! I used my zoom lens to get these pics! Must keep your distance! Looking forward to hiking in the Mountains this week!See this image largerGood Morning! Beautiful Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains!See this image largerHiked Clingmans Dome today Elevation 6644 feet! Saw some Elk today in Onaculuftee NC! (I had never seen one in person only on tv) Awesome animal they make the craziest sounds its like a high pitched cry or whine Tomorrow we will hike in SugarlandSee this image largerStaying busy this week! So much to see So much to do!! Enjoying every minute of "Our Anniversary Week"!! Picture of My Husband & I Celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary ๐Ÿ’• #alwaysandforeverSee this image largerI โค Hiking the Smoky's Its so beautiful!See this image largerI'm Checking off my Bucket list this week! We had dinner at Ole Red's I โค Blake Shelton!See this image largerVacation is over... I'm already missing this view! But it's time to get back to normal and back on track!! #stillsparkingSee this image largerBeautiful Butterfly we saw at Clingmans Dome ๐Ÿฆ‹See this image largerSee this image largerday 992 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/30/2019(1 comments)See this image largerOk, so yesterday I "thought" I was doing good... Until I weighed myself... I'm up 4lbs since the end of August.... I always do this... every year starting in September the weight comes creeping back on & by January I'm 15 - 20 lbs heavier.... 1lb a week adds up! NOT this year!! I've got to get a handle on this NOW!! I know why it happens It's because I'm Eating MORE and Moving LESS... Yesterday I moved more! Today I WILL eat less & I WILL Move more!! #goals Gatlinburg Sunrise!See this image largerI'm finally able to participate after 6 long months recovering from an injury!!See this image largerSee this image largerI'm finally able to participate after 6 long months recovering from an injury! Go Awesome A's!!!!(1 comments)See this image largerReviewed my goals & increased my step goal and my activity goal!! I'm feeling great & can finally participate in Spark Challenges!! Go Awesome A's!!See this image largerWhen you can't find your Cat After looking everywhere & then.... You say she couldn't possibly fit under there... And she does! Lol!!See this image largerday 1000 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 10/8/2019(2 comments)See this image largerI have logged into Spark People every day for 1,000 days!! #stillsparkingSee this image largerStarting tomorrow I'm back to low carb! I'm finding that once I start eating breads & starchy carbs it eventually leads to me eating chips, french fries, pizza, etc.. Note to self: STOP buying it!! Gotta stop this insanity or I'll be right back where I started from! #justdoit #eatmoreveggies Our kitty is 5 years old today! Happy Birthday Starr Moon โคSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerEating veggies & drinking my water at Texas Roadhouse today! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅฆ #ivegotthis #eathealthy #lifeisgoodSee this image largerI was wanting my oatmeal a little differently this morning, here's my Fall Breakfast Idea: 1 pkg instant oatmeal - I used maple & brown sugar 1/2 cup 100% Pumpkin 2/3 cup water 1 Tbsp walnut pieces I also added some pumpkin spice! Mix all together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 - 1.5 minutes Enjoy! So delicious, low fat & high in fiber!See this image largerSee this image largerOne of my Goals! Trying to do this 5 days a week!! #goals #eatitburnitSee this image largerReminder to eat your Fruits & Vegetables! They'll make your body happy! See, them smiling!! ๐Ÿ˜ Making it a goal to eat a minimum of 5 a day! ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŠ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸฅฆSee this image largerChicken Salad it's what's for lunch!See this image largerDress rehearsal for my upcoming 40th high school reunion this weekend I'm wearing the black dress The red one feels like Christmas, so I'll wear it on Christmas Eve for my birthday ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSee this image largerWoohoo the Awesome A's are AWESOME!!See this image largerSo excited to attend our Class Meet & Greet Event tonight! My Senior Picture 1979 & Me 40 years later! We are Mighty We are Fine We're the Class of 79!! #bruinprideSee this image largerGood morning! Stayed up late & Woke up early.... Last night's reunion dinner & dance was Awesome! Picture of my Husband & ISee this image largerMy BFF since 1973!! We met in 7th grade 4See this image larger@PATRICIA-CR lol!!See this image largerWorking My Plan! #awesomeA's!See this image largerSheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes, Broccoli and Mushrooms 15 minutes prep 30 minutes cook time! Delicious & 1 pan clean up! 261 calories Notice way more broccoli and mushrooms! Love my veggies!See this image largerExcellent advice that I am just now starting to follow! #learningmylimitsSee this image largerFor the last week or so I've hardly had an appetite I just finished a prescription that increased my appetite tremendously... I'm thinking that since I'm no longer taking it, (its been 2 weeks) that my body is trying to make up for the excess calories I was consuming & that's why I'm hardly hungry at all. In these 2 weeks I am down 2lbs... #eatinghealthySee this image largerThis is so true! There are NO Quick Fixes! Just be Consistent Day after Day & Trust the Process!See this image largerOh what a wonderful way to live your life! I'm working on living my life this way! With Honesty, Love, Happiness, Commitment, Positivity, gratefulness, and Joy! Our Life is what we make it!! Make it amazing!! #lifeisgoodSee this image largerMade "Cabbage Patch" Soup It's what's for dinner! Loaded with Veggies!! Broccoli Butter Beans Cabbage Carrots Corn Lean Ground Beef Onions Peas String Beans Tomatoes #eatmoreveggies #eathealthySee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerLast night my Brother, Sister and I took our Mom out to dinner in memory of our Dad & what would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary ๐Ÿ’–(1 comments)See this image largerGrandson #2 TBall 2019See this image largerToday has been a tough day I needed to laugh So I've been trolling the internet and I found one that I'm sharing! Enjoy! #laughterismymedicineSee this image largerNew Week New Attitude New Plan Let's do this!See this image largerIts Taco Tuesday!! ๐ŸŒฎSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerToday I am just tired...(1 comments)See this image largerTreats for my Boys! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’–See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWho's dressing up tomorrow night? What are you going to be? I'm dressing up as a Boo Girl... That's my youngest Grandson's idea! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ปSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerThis is the "Rule" at our house! Lol! ๐ŸŽƒSee this image largerStory of my life... lol!See this image largerGetting ready to take flight!! Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธSee this image largerHalloween 2019 Fun with my Grandsons!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy November!๐Ÿ Wishing you all the best ๐Ÿ’–See this image largerLol!See this image largerday 1025 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 11/2/2019(2 comments)See this image largerAttended my 1st Political Rally today! Vice President Mike Pence was our speaker, Awesome experience! Proud to be an American! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerIf only I could.....See this image largerGood Morning Spark Friends!See this image largerVisited with Mr. C today & cut his hair. He's 92 yrs old, and I "adopted him as "my other father" when he was in his 70's. ๐Ÿ˜ I've been cutting his hair every 6 weeks for the last 20 years! Before, I retired I was also his housekeeper. He is truly a blessing in my life! He's so kind & always happy! ๐Ÿ’•(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerYour Vote Is Your Voice Let Your Voice Be Heard Go Vote Today! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerI Voted! I have voted at every election for 48 years! Proud to be an American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerIts Wednesday and we have so much to be Grateful for ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerThis is my little Pig He sits on my kitchen counter To remind me to NOT PIG OUT & TO EAT LESS! ๐ŸทSee this image largerBeautiful day for yard work! I spent 4 hours cleaning out my flower beds & preparing them for winter ๐ŸŒžSee this image largerCoffee = Survival!See this image largerThis is where I'll be this weekend ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSomething to think about....See this image largerSaturday project Wallpaper the kitchen! I've never wallpapered before! We love it!! ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerI finally won! It's been a long 9 months of recovery! #ivegotthisSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerCute idea for Thanksgiving ๐ŸฆƒSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSince we are getting ready to be hit with an artic blast...โ„โ„โ„ I went out & picked all of my cherry tomatoes, my plants still have blooms too... ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I'm hoping the green ones will ripen ๐Ÿคž I'm putting them in a cardboard box with a banana that still has some green on it ๐Ÿ…See this image largerSheet pan dinner - Turkey sausage & cabbage with potatoes, onions & bacon crumbles Delicious Dinner!See this image largerSo we're having snow flurries... And it feels like January.... So not used to this! I miss summer! I was feeling creative this morning so I redid our hearth! My main objective was to keep our nosey kitty from getting in the opening! Starting to feel like W----r My least favorite 6 letter word!See this image largerJust heard on the news that Virginia Beach hasn't had Snow in November in 30 years! My view this morningSee this image largerCold day today I am in the kitchen cooking So far I have made low fat egg salad, beef stew, and whole grain jalapeno cheddar bread ๐Ÿค—See this image largerSometimes we just need reminding.... ๐Ÿ’– A good life is when you:See this image largerDinners Ready! Low Sodium Beef Stew Smells delicious ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerThis "old school" method is working to ripen my tomatoes! #eathealthySee this image largerThankful that I can Dance Thankful that I can Sing Because that's what I am doing while I take care of My "chores"! I think I have a CMA hangover from last night! Lol! I ๐Ÿ’– Country Music!See this image largerRest day today for Both of Us! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ #rainydayrestdaySee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerSee this image largerLet's have a Super Sparking Saturday!!See this image largerEat for your Health!See this image largerI made Cajun Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Sausage. I used the recipe my Cajun neighbor gave me when I lived in New Orleans, absolutely delicious!See this image largerI came in 2nd Place! The winner was only 54,000 steps ahead of me.... ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerLet's Do This!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerRemember -See this image largerTim says "ultimately working out is about more than building muscles, it is about building resilience, and focusing on priorities. It's about growing grit and touching Grace."See this image largerPrepared another Sheet Pan Dinner tonight๐Ÿค— Roasted Chicken thighs with brussel sprouts, carrots and potatoes #eathealthy #eatathomeSee this image largerBack to tracking my meals in advance, it works out better for me than winging it! Lol! My view on this beautiful Fall day!See this image largerHave a fantastic Friday!See this image largerSetting goals motivates you to achieve your goals! #justdoitSee this image largerPelicans are back... When they show up, it usually snows... Picture is of Pelican flapping his wingsSee this image largerPicked & cleaned a bushel of collards today! #eatmoregreensSee this image largerReminder to self!See this image largerMy Spark Sisters are treasures that I hold dear & near to my heart! I am so thankful for you all! ๐Ÿ’–See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGood morning ๐ŸŒž It's a great day to achieve your goals!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerYou must do this for You!See this image largerday 700 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 11/26/2019(1 comments)See this image largerGave myself a pep talk... Didn't work... Maybe I need more COFFEE!! ๐Ÿคช Garfield looks like I feel this! โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerHappy Thanksgiving!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day !!See this image largerToday can be a hectic day Especially if you're the cook! Lol! If you start to feel overwhelmed.. stop & just breathe! I'm going to do everything in my power to make today a nice, peaceful and enjoyable day! #eathealthy #justdoit #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood morning! I've got a lot to do this morning... But 1st Coffee & Prayer ๐Ÿ’–See this image largerThis is so Me this morning! Lol!!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerToday we will celebrate Grandson #3's, 4th Birthday! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ His 1st Photo ever & now! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerThis picture is of the day after Thanksgiving.... I thought that this was going to happen to me! Lol! But fortunately & amazingly I lost 1lb!See this image largerI don't do "Black Friday" ever, It's for amateurs! Lol (Just kidding) Every year I try to have my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving! As I have this year!! December is a busy month for us, we have 8 Birthdays to celebrate, and several Christmas parties to attend. Along with all the decorating and Christmas cooking it is just easier to have the gift shopping done! Too bad they can't wrap themselves! Lol! So there's that to do also! #worksmarternotharderSee this image largerLet's Do This!!See this image largerCelebrating his 4th Birthday! #lovethisboySee this image largerIts the last month in 2019! Let's make it great!!See this image largerDon't worry be happy!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerThis morning I gave myself a pep talk - "You've Got This"! And I did, I did it all! 11,825 steps & 322 minutes of activity today!! Woohoo!!! I'm tired! Lol! Picture of my Palm tree decorated for Christmas ๐ŸŒดSee this image largerHappy 13th Birthday to our Teenager!! This boy made me a Grandmother ๐Ÿ˜ Picture at 3 years old and 10 years later ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerHubby recieved a promotion in January! Therefore, this year we're invited to the "Big Bosses" Christmas Party at a really nice venue, Half Moon Cruises & its tonight! ๐Ÿฅ‚ Yesterday I stayed busy allll day, so today could be "My Day" which will include mani-pedi, and hair styling ๐Ÿค— Spark friends I am going to glitz & glam today so I can sparkle & shine Tonight!! ๐Ÿ˜ Wish me luck! Lol!๐ŸคžSee this image largerI actually curled my hair! Practicing for tonight ๐Ÿค— What do you think? Is this "Glamorous" enough? Oh don't look at my face Just my hair... No makeup & in pjs! Lol! Thanks friends ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerGetting ready to go!See this image largerMr, & Mrs. Moon 2019See this image largerLol! Just kidding.....See this image largerPhoto booth fun with my Elf!See this image largerGood morning! On Sunday mornings while hubby is still asleep, I pour myself a cup of coffee & then I start: Reviewing my goals Refreshing my soul Refueling my body I find that this routine calms, centers and prepares me for the coming week ๐Ÿ’– Wishing you a blessed day!See this image largerOk, so I just found this on my phone... This is my "You've to be kidding me" look! Lol! Note to self: Never give hubby the camera, he takes pictures when you're not ready....๐Ÿคช And, he thinks he's funny... #notfunnynotreadySee this image largerHappy 4th Birthday Grandson #4!! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽSee this image larger๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ My Birthday Boys playing their instruments! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ So happy that they are interested in music & not into staring at a screen! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถSee this image largerMy plan for todaySee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerChristmas Veggie Tree! Great idea instead of a veggie "platter" make veggie tree! ๐ŸŽ„See this image largerLife is what we make it! Make it good!!See this image largerFor Taco Tuesday I found this recipe on Spark People Shrimp Sheet Pan Taco'sSee this image largerThis lil squirrel has his healthy breakfast of acorns every morning on our back deck ๐ŸฟSee this image largerYesterday it was in the 70's And I worked outside in my yard all afternoon ๐ŸŒž Today it will be 40 degrees and rainy....โ˜” What a difference a day makes...๐Ÿคช Whatever you're doing today stay warm and make it a great day! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerWhat do you do on a rainy day rest day? You make soup & decorate for Christmas ๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŽ„ Leftover Turkey, Brown Rice & Mushroom SoupSee this image largerLast full Moon of 2019!See this image largerThis is what happens when I leave the room...๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerCloudy & Gray Around here today But I'm not going to let that stop me! I've got a lot to do! #letsdothis #iwilldoit #ivegotthisSee this image largerHigh Fiber & High Protein Chili that's what's for dinner! Every year I place my Husbands, Mother's Christmas tree in our kitchen. Where we eat, so my husband will see it, and be reminded of his Mother โคSee this image largerGood morning! Now, be quiet... lol!See this image largerListening to & singing Christmas Carols while I decorate ๐ŸŽ„ Our tree is 9ft tall This is the near the bottom ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerGood Morning!See this image largerA message from your Angel ๐Ÿ’•See this image largerAmen!See this image largerMost of all have Fun!See this image largerGave Mr. C his Christmas haircut & his Christmas present today ๐Ÿ’–See this image largerHere's 3 of my favorite guys Doing what they do best... Lol!See this image largerWe've Got This!See this image largerI got new pillow covers, aren't they pretty!See this image largerGood morning! Isn't it amazing how good you feel when you get a good night's sleep!!See this image larger๐Ÿ˜See this image largerThis cat is crazy... When I asked her what she was doing under the tree She said "Mine"! Lol!! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerMy youngest Grandson Visiting Santa... This is how he "poses" for pictures! My Son is with visiting Santa too! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐ŸฅฐSee this image larger๐Ÿ’–See this image largerGrandson #3 is such a good boy ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerLol!See this image largerSo true!See this image largerGood morning!See this image largerWelcome to Winter!See this image largerday 1075 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/22/2019See this image largerday 1075 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/22/2019See this image largerMy wish for You!See this image largerMy 4th Grandson 4 years ago Visiting Santa for the 1st time I โค this picture! My Grandson's are my biggest motivators ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerIsn't this pretty! A Nativity Scene made out of rocks found on the beach!See this image largerI gave myself a Pep talk every day!! It went like this - "Girl, you've got too much to do, to be slack'in, let's get this done"!! And, I did!! #justdoit #ivegotthisSee this image largerThis is how we do it! Every single day! Every year from Halloween till New Years Day I gain around 15 pounds... Not in 2019!! #imustmovemore #iwilleatless #eatitburnit #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood morning! Wake up & be Blessed!See this image largerOur Greatest Gift โคSee this image largerYes, I am!! #ivegotthis ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽSee this image largerA heartfelt thanks for all the Birthday wishes! ๐Ÿฅฐ I'm exhausted but very happy to have such wonderful family & friends! Beautiful Flowers my wonderful Sister gave me for my Birthday I am truly blessed! ๐Ÿ’– Time for bed, Santa Claus comes tonight! Merry Christmas Everyone!See this image largerI avoided late night snacking by snacking during the day! Lol! True story! So many goodies ๐Ÿ˜ #noworries #backontracktomorrow #itsur
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See this image largerAfter 2 days of eating whatever I wanted, today I will get back on track! #icandoitSee this image largerYesterday, I got back on track with eating less & moving more! I got over 15,000 steps just doing stuff around the house! #moveit&loseitSee this image largerI've been hiding from exercise I'm in the Fitness Protection Program... lol! Just kidding!See this image largerMy lil Skateboarder ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerMy sweet boy in his Christmas pjs ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerSaw this Gingerbread Village in the Hilton Hotel lobbySee this image largerI've always wanted to have a "Winter Tree" Now I do! Snowflakes & Icicles โ„ Close up picture so you can see them!See this image largerMy motivation woke up! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMy Motivation woke up! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSpark recipe FIESTA CHICKEN CROCK POT (Picture is before it cooked) Deliciousness!!See this image largerHere you go @SPARKLEIGH61 #selfloveSee this image largerHere you go @STILLSPARKLEIGH #selfloveSee this image largerAfter reviewing last month's food consumption OverallI, I did very well And I actually stayed in my calorie range! Although, I normally don't eat high carb, I did in December... And I consumed too much sugar... Imagine that... Proud to say I am back on track and watching my macro intake. More protein, less fat and carbs especially simple carbs, that should take care of excess sugar intake! #ivegotthis #eathealthy #justdoitSee this image largerAnother way that I am getting back on track is to pre plan & log my meals! This way I can tweak my portions to fit my macros & I can always change things if I need too! My beautiful flowers day 10!! #keeponsparkingSee this image largerPlanning & tracking my "fuel" helps to keep me accountable all day! Raining here today But that won't "dampen" my plans!See this image larger6 Reasons to Eat Healthy!See this image largerSunday funny! Just so you know I do not dietSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image larger14 days of beautiful flowers!See this image largerHappy Birthday to my #1 Son! I can't believe today he is 38... ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerAll you need is love & it starts with Loving Yourself โคSee this image largerFriday funny!See this image largerWe have a beautiful full moon tonightSee this image largerOur 1st Fun Moon of 2020 The Wolf Moon Took this in our backyardSee this image largerOur beautiful Sunrise this morning!See this image largerWe will do this!See this image larger2020 Goals!See this image larger2020 Goals!See this image largerToo much sodium this past week, not enough fiber & a lil too much fat.... We ate out 3 times this past week & that is why my sodium & fat intake is high, and also why I didn't get enough fiber. I will do better this week!See this image largerIt's time for some Monday Motivation!!. Let's live our best life Now! Let's start today !!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGood morning! Today let's be kind to ourselves and others! Stay positive!See this image largerGood morning! Look who's in my laundry bag! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerDaily Reiminder! #ivegotthisSee this image largerAfter thinking about it for over 10 years, I am finally going to do it! I am going to reupholster my Great Grandmother's rocking chair! The material came yesterday I've never done a whole chair before.. But, after watching many You tube videos I believe I can do this! #ivegotthis #icandothisSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerWishing you a Wonderful Weekend!!See this image largerSpark People Challenges are a great way to stay motivated to achieving your goals! #justdoitSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerEveryday do your best To be better than yesterday! #icandoitSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGood morning! Here's a Tuesday funny for ya! Have a great day!!See this image largerGood Friday morning! In order to succeed we must believe and ourselves! โคSee this image largerSaturday silly...See this image largerSunday Silly! "I think my clutch went out I can't get my a__ in gear"! Lol!!See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 1/28/2020See this image largerGood morning!See this image largerMost of you know that last March I suffered pulled/strained muscles & tendons, in my legs. This led to inflamed piriformis, sciatica and hip flexors... It has been a long journey back to "normal" and while I'm still not there yet. I'm doing so much better even though I still walk with a limp... Thru this I have learned to listen to my body and rest when I need too! Lately I've been getting over 10,000 steps almost everyday๐Ÿค— I tell myself it's about Progress not Perfection! #nevergiveupSee this image largerJust Do It!!See this image largerGreat advice for everyday But especially on Superbowl Sunday! Just because you think you want to eat that treat DON'T eat it if you're NOT HUNGRY!! #doingwhatittakesSee this image largerHere's a close up picture of our "Love" tree for Valentine's Day & February is Heart Health month too! So let's Love ourselves & take care of our health โคSee this image largerWe took Mom out to lunch to celebrate her 79th Birthday yesterday ๐ŸŽโคSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMy Spark 5% Challenge Team The Awesome A's Keep me motivated! #awesomeSee this image largerHappy Friday!! Keep on Sparkling!See this image largerWishing you a Wonderful Weekend!!See this image largerIt's been a busy Monday for me.. Time to slow down and relax!See this image largerToday will be What we make it! Let's make it great!! Have a terrific Tuesday!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGood morning! Never Forget!!!See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day โคSee this image largerWoke up to beautiful Red Roses and cards from my Hubby and our kitty Starr. โค๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI posted this earlier today It disappeared... Was it because 1 person out of 27 said that it was "non secular" whatever that means... she said she was a Jew I responded on her page That of course she was welcome here on Spark People I believe we should Embrace our differences If everyone has to be the same, what a boring world this would be ...See this image largerSee this image largerMy youngest Grandson Resisted his snack By falling asleep ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerSo excited to be having my Loves over for dinner today! Sunday is still Family Funday Around here โคSee this image largerOur Crazy Cat will get anywhere she fits! Lol! Her motto: If I fit I sits! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerGood morning! Let's get moving it's Monday!!See this image largerTracking my meals in advance Makes for a successful day! #ontrackforsuccessSee this image largerHave a Wonderful Wednesday!!See this image largerThis morning I was fine And then All of a Sudden I can hardly walk.... It took everything in me to get to the other end of our house... So I'm in bed on a heating pad Trying to soothe my aching thigh muscles... Thankful that it's just my left leg & Not both of them! #staypositiveSee this image largerSee this image largerWinter has returned to Virginia Beach...we even had a lil snow last night ..See this image largerToday, I learned that I have Iliotibial Band Syndrome which is what I suspected. My Dr says that I have been doing all the right things to heal ๐Ÿค— Today I am much better but, I still can't put all of my weight on my leg but I'm getting there! I was given exercises to do 2x a day & once I have healed my Doctor suggested that I try a gentle Yoga ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธSee this image largerGood morning! Definitely feeling better today! Starting a new morning routine of stretching exercises And a new evening routine of stretching exercises, today! I must become more disciplined if I want to prevent further injury!! #justdoitSee this image largerDo what it takes To get what you want!! #justdoitSee this image largerSee this image largerNurture yourself Give yourself what You need to grow!See this image largerLet's Love Ourselves!!! #youreworthitSee this image largerTrying to strengthen my Core's Got me like this kitty... My Doctor advised every other day.... Today's the day! #justdoit #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood Morning! Thankful it's Thursday!See this image largerHappy Sunday! Happy March! ๐Ÿ€See this image largerGood morning! Bloodwork this morning So no breakfast until later But, my fuel is tracked So I will stay on track today!See this image largerLol!See this image largerGood morning Wednesday! Here's a "funny" to get your day started in a fun way!See this image largerBlood work came back LDL a lil higher than she would like & HDL is perfect. Doctor says to eat a heart healthy diet & a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise every day! I'm going back to having meat once a day & some days not at all! Crazy how quickly I fall back into old habits.... #eatmoreveggies #eathealthy #ivegotthisSee this image largerSee this image largerHere's my Great Grandmother's rocking chair Before & After New springs, new padding and new upholstery! Had to call a professional for the springs & padding. She estimates this chair to be around 75 years old! I think it turned out great! #ididitSee this image largerGood morning! Trust me when I say that there will be people who will try to discourage you when you try to better yourself DO NOT listen to them Listen to your own inner voice! You know yourself better than anyone! Stay positive Stick with your plan Take it One Day at a Time Eventually you WILL get there! Life's a Journey Not a race! Have a wonderful weekend!See this image largerSee this image largerRemember to Spring forward tonight or tomorrow morning!See this image largerPosted for WEARINGTHINSee this image largerHappy Saturday!See this image largerGood morning everyone! Today is your New Beginning!See this image largerGood morning! Today is the day to be YOU!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGood morning! Here's a Heart Healthy Shopping List #eathealthySee this image largerStay positive!! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerTruth!See this image largerYes! This is definitely her attitude! Lol! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerSee this image largerHere's Your Sign!See this image largerChallenge Yourself!See this image largerI'm over here freakin out! Realizing how much saturated fat is in the things that I/we eat too much of... no freaking wonder my LDL is borderline high.... My AHA moment... #ivegotthisSee this image largerPicture is Dr. Oz's Corona virus survival protocol Wash your hands & avoid crowdsSee this image largerReview your goals And challenge yourself to be better than you were yesterday! #imustmovemoreSee this image largerToday I ate a whole, whole lot of fresh vegetables and fresh fruit & a lil peanut butter ๐Ÿค— So please don't tell me I'm not eating enough.. I say this because it takes a lot, a whole lot of produce to meet 1,200 calories, and I am Full! I got lots of fiber & vitamins too! #eattherainbowSee this image largerI don't know what it's like in your neck of the woods but around here everybody is going crazy over the Coronavirus.. Today I went to BJ's to do my regular bi-weekly grocery shopping, and it was nutso in there! Far worse than Christmas Eve! People were buying everything and anything.... The store had to limit toilet paper and hand sanitizer to 2 per customer! I survived ! Lol! Thank goodness we stay stocked up on everything but perishables. #ivegotthisSee this image largerSee this image largerKnow the differenceSee this image largerMy appetite is back today! 1,479 calories In 1,229 Out so far! ๐Ÿค— #eathealthy #eatitburnitSee this image largerOur Kitty & I did our stretches this morning! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerSee this image largerI don't know about your area but people in Virginia are having a toilet paper shortage.... Actually supplies are running low on just about everything... Since everything is so serious lately, I thought I'd share some humor!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerTo heck with Toilet Paper!See this image largerGood morning! I'm a Homebody & a Capricorn So this staying home thing is my normal. I only go out when I have to... Here's! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSee this image largerGood morning! Don't let this Isolation do this to you! Instead of snacking Get moving!See this image largerFriday Funny! ๐Ÿ˜‚See this image largerGood morning! Hubby & I are trying to decide if we want to vacation together or separately... Lol!See this image largerIt is easier to build strong Children Than it is to repair broken Adults #truthSee this image largerGood morning! Let's make today a Super Sparking Sunday !!See this image largerIt is very apparent around here that our cat Starr's humans (Us), are home way too much lately.... Lol!See this image largerDon't let this be you!See this image largerDuring this time of Social Distancing we should: ๐ŸคชSee this image largerSee this image largerSomething to think about...See this image largerQuarantine Cookies!See this image largerJust remember! Lol!See this image largerOur youngest Grandson had his 1st Birthday yesterday๐Ÿ˜See this image largerStay Positive! Stay Strong! Stay Well!See this image largerThis says it all! STAY HOME!See this image largerMy Best friends new grand daughter born yesterday ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerLol!See this image largerOur home "Decontamination Station" When hubby works & comes home, he removes everything right at the front door (as we don't have a garage) and puts it in these bins & hits the shower immediately! Then I in mask & gloves deal with disinfecting his belongings - 3 bins & 3 different ways of disinfecting the items. Doing what it takes to stay well & stop the spread!See this image largerMy idea of social distancing Self isolation!See this image largerMy niece is the one in the middle, and she's hard at work today and everyday! If she can do her job, then we can certainly do ours by staying home!See this image largerMy DIL finally listened to me and after 1 week of total confinement with her boys... She has them doing chores!! And they're loving being able to help! Win Win!! These are Grandson's #2 & #4! ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerRemember #Staypositive #StaywellSee this image larger#justdoitSee this image largerNow, i understand... ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSocial Distancing Means:See this image largerMe & Grandsons #3 & #4 4 years ago today Back in 2016 ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGood morning! It's Monday Here's your motivation Tell yourself this & believe it!! Because it is true!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerThis was Me for the last 2 weeks... Not anymore!See this image largerHere's a "funny" for all you Moms! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerTo help curb sugar cravings Time in microwave varies...See this image largerLol!See this image largerday 825 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/30/2020(1 comments)See this image largerWith essentials being hard to find... Here's my Warning: Ya'll Better Not start hoarding The coffee!! I'm locked & loaded! Lol!!See this image largerI โค Walking!See this image largerThis is what I am doing!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerMy youngest 2 Grandson's! Growing up so fast ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerBrotherly Love ๐Ÿ’– Grandson's #2 & #4See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerSee this image largerMy neice is making masks for her fellow nurses & doctors! ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’•See this image largerWhile we're at home don't forget to do a workout Your full name is your workout! #justdoitSee this image larger3 weeks of staying home = Puzzle #3 This puzzle is the reason I didn't get my steps yesterday... Today, I'm pretending its not there until I get my steps! #justdoitSee this image largerUsing Quarantine time to do some picture reminiscing ... Here's a picture of Myself, my sister, & my brother๐Ÿฅฐ Easter 1967 At our Grandparents house, Oh how I miss my Grandparents ๐Ÿ’• I was 6 years old, my sister was 11 months & my brother was 5 years old๐Ÿ˜See this image largerConsistently is the key to getting where you want to be!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerEvery goal accomplished Is because we have each other cheering us on! Not just Women but you Men too!! Thank You Spark Friends!See this image largerThe arrow is pointing to our Julie who is nesting! See her hubby Romie? He's standing guard & keeping her company! He's so devoted! ๐Ÿฆ†โคSee this image largerNo matter what Never stop!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHappy Saturday! This made me lol!!See this image largerThis is Grandson #1 10 years ago when he was 3 His Mom told him that he has moves like me! Lol!! He & I are the only "Dancers" In the family! ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerWishing you a Wonderful Easter DaySee this image largerThese are delicious & only 6 grams of sugar per serving! Thanks Easter Bunny! ๐ŸฐSee this image largerVisited with my daughter & Grandson #3 then to my moms & then visited Grandson #1! I saw my Sister too but forgot to take a picture... We stayed at least 6 ft away and didn't touch but was great to see them! ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerHere's 3 of my reasons why! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerHow some of us will be looking when this is over.. Lol!See this image largerThank you Heath Care Workers!!See this image largerMy goal for today!See this image largerBreaking News!See this image largerGood morning! Laughter is the best medicine! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerLol!!See this image largerSpam....See this image largerLol! I โค Ozzy!See this image largerIt's Wednesday let's do this!(1 comments)See this image largerEver think that Nothing should go Back to Normal? Because...See this image largerLol! Not really... well maybe somedays! Lol!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerParents of school age children!See this image largerWe must take care of ourselves too!! โคSee this image largerStay Positive Stay Safe Stay Well โคSee this image larger๐Ÿ˜See this image largerWeek 2 Down 2lbs! #JUSTDOITSee this image largerI was trying to work my puzzle & here she comes... Why does she always sit on my puzzle? I'm thinking it's her way of telling me to go get moving! Lol!See this image largerMy Plan is not working out this week... It's my fault... New Plan Same Goal! #justdoitSee this image largerSo happy that I got to see Grandson #3 & my daughter again! She made us masks! Mine has whales on it. . I asked her if she was sending hints.. she said "No Mom it's because it has hearts on it too"... hmmm.. Lol! Grandson made a rainbiw on their front door ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerI'm staying on track today!! 1st picture is of "our" bunny by our pool 2nd picture is of our kitty watching the bunny! "Our" bunny has babies but they're too fast to get a picture of! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerCarbquick Cheddar Biscuits 50 calories each Low Carb 2 batches - 1! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerWe WILL Succeed!!See this image larger#staypositiveSee this image largerI laughed waaay to hard at this! ๐ŸคชSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerLol!See this image largerChecking the mail is now a Main event around here... ๐Ÿ˜ทSee this image larger๐Ÿ’ฏSee this image largerLol!See this image largerWe WILL Do what it TAKES!! #justdoitSee this image largerHearing about too much domestic violence on the news during this pandemic... Fortunately I have a plan... ๐Ÿค—See this image largerMost definitely!See this image largerIt's up to you!! #justdoitSee this image largerWelcome to May!See this image largerFriday Funny... This is a picture of my Son in high school! Lol! #truestorySee this image larger๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerI've got a lap full of Love this morning ๐Ÿ˜ปโค ##trulyblessedSee this image largerHappy Mother's Day! โคSee this image largerDoing a lot of reflecting today Oh the memories โคSee this image largerI ate everything that my hubby picked up for my breakfast... Tracked it & as of 9:30 am I have eaten over 1/2 of my calories for the day.... Oh my.... Thanks Honey! I think I need to chill til dinner! Lol! Enjoy your day Mom's! โคSee this image largerVisited my Mom yesterday We had a picnic outdoors while still "social distancing" โคSee this image largerMy Sister, Mom & I ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerToday is that day! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถSee this image largerLaughter is the Best medicine! Have a terrific Tuesday!!See this image largerMy kind of Corona!See this image largerLol!See this image largerOh how I love my Coffee! โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerRemember this! โคSee this image largerWorking on increasing daily activity! Beautiful Knock Out Rosebush my Mom gave me for Mother's Day ๐ŸŒนโคSee this image larger#ivegotthisSee this image largerI love oysters!See this image largerYesterday morning as I was going out my front door, this snake fell on my head! I jumped when he hit my head & he fell to the ground! Of course I screamed & ran!!!Lol! He scared the bejesus out of me!! Lol! He must have been above the front door laying on the ledge.... Thankful that I didn't have nightmares last night!! Another story from my Crazy Life! Lol! I definitely should write this book!! #goalzSee this image largerGreat idea!! Lol!! #justdoitSee this image largerWoke up to this... Oh my.... Thanks Hubby...I think... Of course I had to eat some... They were hot, and smelled like heaven!๐Ÿฅฐ Its taking a lot of self restraint to only eat 3!! Yes I ate 3!! Tracked and enjoy immensely!! See my lil pig watching over them! Great reminder! ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’• #treatdaySee this image largerProud to be a River Star Home! A clean river starts here!See this image largerSunday's are the best days!! ##lifeisgoodSee this image largerIt's Taco Tuesday!! ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒฎSee this image largerDay 3 of rain & the ducks are trying to to decide if they want to swim in our pool... They didn't thank goodness! Lol!See this image largerWishing you a wonderful Wednesday โคSee this image largerโคSee this image largerSad to say my Buddy had a stroke Wednesday & is in the hospital. He is doing as well as can be expected. Of course no visitors are allowed & he is not able to talk very well... so I can't call him... He will be evaluated & may be able to come home Saturday Praying he'll pull thru this with minimal damage... ๐Ÿ™โคSee this image largerFriday Funny! Tip- Never ever sit naked in front of a mirror! Lol! After all, Why create problems for yourself! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMom can I go outside? Sure! What does she do ??? Lazy Cat!!See this image largerHappy Memorial Day Weekend!(1 comments)See this image largerI just started having locally grown organic produce delivered! This is our 1st delivery Pineapple, peaches, cantaloupe, tomatoes, corn, carrots, cucumbers, squash, onion, potatoes and broccoli $25!!See this image largerWishing you a motivated Memorial Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerTaking it One Day One Thing At a Time!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerHappy Birthday to Grandson #2 who turned 6 yesterday! This weekend we will participate in a "Birthday Parade" for him! Everyone is decorating their vehicles with Happy Birthday sayings, balloons etc. And lineup to drive past while he watches & waves ๐Ÿ˜ It should be fun!! It's our way of still honoring his Birthday while still social distancing ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerLol!See this image largerSo not feeling it today... Trying to find my zippity do dah.... ๐ŸคชSee this image largerBirthday Boy had his parade today ! My son & his familySee this image largerMy Amaryllis are blooming!See this image largerGrandson #3 in his Space Man uniform watching the SpaceX launch today! He was absolutely thrilled to be able to watch it! Oh to be 4yrs old! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿš€See this image largerPotato packets Asparagus Shrimp w/pineapple kabobs Delicious Dinner!See this image largerHubby putting the stairs on the pool for me! Now if it would just warm up!! #pooltime #wateraerobicsSee this image largerA Peaceful existence is Never created by Violence #prayingforchange #prayingforpeaceSee this image largerRemember your Why!See this image largerAbsolutely!See this image largerOur beautiful Strawberry moon! Good morning!! I figured it out & signed up for the Summer 5% Challenge!! These changes help to keep me motivated!!See this image largerAfter reviewing my goals I see that I am eating too much fat..... Even when it's "healthy" fat too much is too much!! I must practice self discipline and stay out of the peanuts & peanut butter! I find these are my weaknesses and what I reach for, far too often.... I will be saying this over & over If You Eat it, You Must Burn it" It worked for me before!See this image largerMy buddy Mr. C is home from the hospital he is on oxygen now, but no real lasting effects from his stroke! I am So thankful to still have him in my life โคSee this image largerI need to put my lil Pig On top of the peanut jar Maybe that way I will stay out of them... Did NOT do a good job of it yesterday... ๐ŸทSee this image largerSince I โค Nuts I put my Lil Pig on top To remind me that I can Have 1 ounce a day if I want & they must fit into my Calories & Macros for the day. So far I'm doing well with my plan! ๐ŸทโคSee this image largerGood morning Monday! Enjoy this day & live in the present! Let the past stay in the past Move forward & let it go!! If someone has a problem with you.. it's just that, it's their problem not yours!See this image largerI got my Daddy some new work boots for Father's Day But the box is mine! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerIt's been a rough week for me Dealing with criticism & judgment from your child is extremely hard... It took a few days but now I'm letting go! #serenityprayer #lifeiswhatwemakeitSee this image largerMy buddy Mr.C had another stroke early this morning and is semi-comatose ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ™โคSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGot hubby a new Tshirt Which reads: Real Men like their Pork Pulled! Lol!! And Lawn Dice #happydaddySee this image largerYesterday we celebrated Father's Day & 3 Birthday's! #familyfundaySee this image largerVisited my other Father aka My Buddy Mr. C He's at the end of his 93yr journey & will be missed by many ๐Ÿ˜ชโค My fav pic of us ๐Ÿ’™โคSee this image largerGrandson #1 wrecked his dirt bike yesterday & broke his arm! ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ’™ Yesterday was a crazy busy day! I did really well I stayed in my calorie range & got my steps + some!! #staypositive #staystrongSee this image largerHeaven gained another Angel RIP Mr. C We will miss you โคSee this image largerGood morning! Lots of yardwork completed yesterday and a pool work out too!! Slowly but surely I am accomplishing more & moving more. I am learning that yes I can & will get back up after being knocked down! I am stronger than all this mess that keeps trying to bring me down! I will Succeed!! #ivegotthis Picture is of my tomatoe plants they are lil but they are loaded with tomatoes!See this image largerMorning's are my "me time" with lots of coffee out on our deck! While Starr stalks the deck! She's my "border patrol" lol! ๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•๐Ÿ˜ŽโคSee this image largerGrilled Buffalo Turkey Breast Tenderloins & Grilled Sweet & Spicy Salmon. I couldn't decide so I made both! #eathealthySee this image largerGood morning! After it rains There's a rainbow! We had quite a storm yesterday evening, thunder, lightning and hail! But then we were blessed with this beautiful rainbow! #lifeisgoodSee this image largerI always knock on the refrigerator door before opening it .... in case there's a salad dressing! Lol! Have a Terrific Thursday everyone!!See this image largerHappy Birthday America!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Birthday America!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerLet's get our Sparkle On!! โค Spark People!!See this image largerAlways Always Always Stay Positive!! It's Monday let's Sparkle & Shine!!!! #justdoit #ivegotthis #lifeisgoodSee this image largerStart your day with Positive thoughts That will lead to Positive choices Creating a Positive day When you do this every day You will live a Positive life!! #justdoit #ivegotthis #lifeisgoodSee this image largerGood Morning! Wednesday's words of Wisdom Inspire Yourself! #iamworthySee this image largerDon't let the negative things in your life Overshadow The Positive! #staypositive #behappySee this image largerNote to self Not everyone has the same heart as you... #keepingitrealSee this image largerSending my wonderful Spark friends a virtual hug! Because Ya'll are the best!! โคSee this image largerReviewing my goals Seeing that I have been eating way too many carbs... +4lbs.. ugh!๐Ÿ˜ช Not a problem, I know what works for me. So why do I keep eating the wrong foods??๐Ÿคช I'm going low carb, where I will say NO THANKS to simple carbs. ๐Ÿ™ No more hamburger rolls, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans or icecream & cake.๐Ÿ˜‹ Last weekend I got a lil to happy on 4th of July...๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #justdoit #ivegotthis Picture is of the next project that I am going to do!See this image largerGood Morning!See this image largerSundays are family fun days around here! Yesterday we celebrated my nieces 26th birthday! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ We fished & swam in the pool! Great day for all of us plus I was able to "sneak in" lots of exercise! When exercising is FUN you don't even realize how much you are doing! #justdoitSee this image largerWe are family! โคSee this image largerWe all need a little pampering every now & then!See this image largerSee this image largerGood morning! Outside having my โ˜• Where I am mentally preparing for my day & Watching the Cardinals enjoy their breakfast! The Girl Cardinal always eats 1st , and the Male watches! When she's done it's his turn & she waits for him!! So cute!! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerToday is the DAY! I am starting a new workout routine! #justdoitSee this image largerGoing to start drinking Lemon water again It gives me the extra energy I need to power through my morning workouts!See this image largerI love Green Tea!See this image largerMaking good choices Creates better results! #eathealthySee this image largerI need coffee!! โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜• What ever you need to do Just do it! #nevergiveup ๐Ÿ’ชSee this image largerLove this! I always make this every summer with tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ˜See this image largerTaking a rest day today I've been kicking my own butt lately! Lol!! That's a good thing tho! Wishing I was in the Caribbean today! I definitely will be in the pool today! Today is day 5 of 100+ degree temps... ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ŽSee this image largerLet's Torch it It's Tuesday!!See this image largerYes, I have extra minutes! Lol! I Should use them to exercise!! #justdoitSee this image largerSo not feeling it today... I'm just sad, sad about things out of my control... But, I'm trying to be positive But it's harder today than usual... Guess I'll have to make my own sunshine on this cloudy day!See this image largerI'm getting so used to eating Low Carb that I ate Low Carb on my High Carb day & I didn't even miss them! #eatmoreveggiesSee this image largerSee this image largerEnjoy this the last day in July!! On the East Coast we are preparing for a Hurricane! Today my goal is to get plenty of Pool time in, because our weather is looking very windy & rainy for the next 5 days.. โ˜”๐ŸŒ€โ˜”See this image largerThis is how we do it!!See this image largerReviewing my goals: I have not lost a single pound in months So, I am chosing to focus on the Positive Changes & not the scale: I am losing inches I am toning up my body I am eating healthier I am getting more exercise I am sleeping better I have more energy I feel betterSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerStaying Positive!!See this image largerSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerWork for what you want! #justdoitSee this image largerWe're still with out power But doing ok! Picture of our downed power lines Lots of damage from hurricane strong winds 74+ mph!! ๐Ÿ™โคSee this image largerGood morning! Our power is back on! Been a long couple of days.... But all is well! Today, I will get my exercise cleaning up our yard, putting our deck back together and hopefully some much needed pool time! Thankful for everything this morning!See this image largerGood morning! I wish we had some sunshine... Day 4 of clouds, rain & storms... I miss our pool! Guess I will be making my own sunshine again today! Staying Positive & Staying on Track!See this image largerGreat neice wearing her 4th Birthday Unicorn crown! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ #lildivaSee this image largerMonday Motivation!! #letsdothisSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerDo things that help you to relax! #lifeisgoodSee this image largerBurrito Tuesday! My Favorite- Hot & Spicy Burrito! I ate 1/3 of the burrito & 1/2 of the refried beans & Mexican rice Grilled chicken & shrimp Portabella mushrooms, avocado & roasted jalapenos! Delicious!! Oh yes today was high carb deliciousness day!! Guess what's for lunch tomorrow!! #eatrealfoodSee this image largerWake Up and Workout!! #justdoitSee this image largerJust do what it takes to get what you want!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood morning! Today I am sore all over! It's a good sore... I wish I could walk tho... lol!See this image largerReviewing my goals today Down 2lbs in 6 weeks... Slowly getting there, again... Just a thought I had today & a thousand other days, is that I am not responsible for keeping anyone "occupied" except myself! Geezer just find something to do already! Lol!! I'm never bored!! #justdoitSee this image largerI spoke with a Nutritionist She said that I was NOT eating enough. She encouraged to eat a lil less healthy fats & more protein. She took into account my age, my height, my weight, my body type & my activity levels She suggested: 127g - 147g Carbs (34%) 56 - 66g Fat (34%) 120 - 140g Protein (32%) She didn't give me a calorie range Instead she said to hit my macros everyday & I should start to see changes the 1st week. I started today ๐Ÿคž #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood morning! It's Monday & here's some motivation On Spark People we are never alone!! This includes our Spark Men too!! Thanks for being here!! โคSee this image largerWords to remember! If it's what you want don't let anyone or anything stand in your way! Nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough!!! Go For It!!!See this image largerThis is the Only way that I am successful in my weightloss journey- I must burn more than I eat! Every Day!! Every Single Day!!! #justdoitSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerEat It & Burn It!See this image largerFriday funny!! Enjoy your day!!See this image largerKeep on Sparking!!!See this image largerYou ARE worth it!! Do it for YOU!! โคSee this image largerShow up for YOU!!See this image largerToo funny not to share!! Lol!!See this image largerToo funny not to share!! Lol!!See this image largerToday is our new chance, our new day to get it right!! Let's Do This!!!See this image largerGood morning! 1 unexpected result of eating less added sugar is Softer Skin! My food is tracked AND I Landed our Plane!! Go Awesome A's!!See this image largerStaying Positive!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerCelebrating the last days of August!See this image largerGood morning! Reviewing my goals and making a new plan!See this image largerKeep on Sparking!!See this image largerEat the foods that you love & that will love you back!! Treats are good too.. but not everyday!!See this image largerWishing everyone a safe & fun Labor Day Weekend!! โคSee this image largerStay Positive!!See this image largerPicture of the Currituck Sound NC Unfortunately the water was too rough for kayaking.. So we did a lot of walking!See this image largerSee this image largerDay 2 & I didnt eat after dinner at 5pm, so now I will probably have 1st meal at 9am which will be 16:8... But I am going to try to wait till 11 am 18:6... Good thing I can have all the coffee and water I want!See this image largerDay 1 & I lost 1lb. It's water weight and I have at least 9 more pounds of water in me.... I ate whatever I wanted on vacation but I stayed in my calorie range.. translation: lots of Carbs! As a result I was 3lbs heavier when I got home... So I am experimenting with how many carbs is too many carbs for me?? Picture of my fav vacation spot!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerDay 7 = -7lbs! I am once again at how much more energy I have when I EAT LESS & MOVE MORE!! My experience so far with Intermittent Fasting 16:8 has been eye opening for sure!! #eathealthySee this image largerThere is NO limit to what you can do! #justdoitSee this image largerHiking the Smoky Mountains this week!! We saw a bear today! Getting my steps & doing some climbing too!! Who knew?? Lol!! #nolimits #justdoitSee this image largerI love hiking in the Smoky Mountains ๐ŸปSee this image largerHere's Momma Bear! Lucky I was way above her!!See this image largerMy great nephew & his new little sister, my new great neice ๐Ÿ’™โคSee this image largerWishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!!See this image largerAdventures in the Smoky Mountains Some idiot left trash outside their cabin door & the bears came..See this image largerPicture is of the "Smoke" on the mountains this morning! We're traveling to Cherokee NC today to visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation, when this fog lifts...See this image largerHappy National Coffee Day!See this image largerWorking toward my goals One day at a time!!See this image largerA new month is a great time to review your plans & set new goals! Happy October!!See this image largerStarting to feel like Fall! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ Starting decorating for Fall Love how this cozy atmosphere relaxes us!See this image largerEver since we got home from vacation, I've been sharing my seat with this girl! (In this picture she is behind me) She has to be where I'm at!! I think she missed me! ๐Ÿ˜ There will always be room for her in my chair! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerMy new utensils! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMy new utensils! ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerChallenge Yourself You'll be amazed at what You Can DO !!!See this image largerFinally I have Peace! Since June I've been struggling with Estrangement from my daughter.. her choice, not mine.. After months of soul searching and mourning this loss... Where I went thru all the stages of grief, many times... When I finally let go & gave it to God to do with as He will. He gave me peace in my heart Because now I know in my heart that He's got this & me, and it will all work out according to His plan. Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!See this image largerToday is Starr's 6th Birthday! Hard to believe we've had her for 6 years, she is our baby & I am so glad we have her! For her birthday she will be getting a new toy ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerSee this image largerIt's Monday & I'm motivated to Succeed!! #justdoitSee this image largerIt's Monday Let's Do This!!See this image largerDay 1 of strength training and my leg hurts so bad I can hardly walk.... I don't know what I did?? Tomorrow, I will focus on Upper Body strength training exercises!See this image largerSee this image largerLifting weights has many benefits! #justdoitSee this image largerAbout to Get My Glow On!!See this image largerMy Monday was extremely Motivating! I got up extra early to get my exercises in & then I landed our plane! Then I went on an adventure to the Gulf Coast & had a wonderful day on the beach until a storm blew in... It was wonderful while it lasted!See this image largerGood Morning!! Sunrise in Siesta Keys!See this image largerGood morning! This is what I call a "Pantdemic" lol!! Have a Super Sparking Saturday!!See this image largerHome again after being on a wonderful vacation with lots of R&R! Time to get back on track!! #ivegotthisSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerYou Can Do This! #ivegotthisSee this image largerLol! This is Us!!See this image largerMy adult children are driving me crazy! We always see the boys on Halloween & give them a treat bag This year Mom & Dad are too busy... I miss my Grandson's they live 20 minutes away & I haven't seen them in 5 months.. we've been by there & they are never home! I need prayers please ๐Ÿ˜ฅSee this image largerI did finally get to see 3 of my Grandson's & my youngest even put his costume on for me! It was a wonderful visit & I truly believe that they missed me as much as I have missed them! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Picture of my youngest & my oldest Grandsons. The middle one would not be still long enough for a picture!See this image largerI am working on eating less & moving more... #onedaystatime #icandothisSee this image largerProud to say, that I succeeded in burning more than I ate Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! Weekends are usually when I get off track.... ๐Ÿคช One thing I am discovering is that When I eat less, I am not as hungry... Another thing I have discovered is that I can actually survive on less food & also I have more energy! #ivegotthisSee this image largerJust for fun!See this image largerGood Morning! We must always tell Ourselves Positive things about Ourselves! Be your own Cheerleader! We achieve what We Believe!!See this image largerHappy Veterans Day to all who served & to my Master Chief โค ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSee this image largerPay no attention to the "Diet Culture" Pay attention to "Science & Proven Methods"See this image largerGood Morning on this Friday 13th! Crazy things are going to happen today.. Don't let them get you off track! For example; this morning a tractor trailer truck turned over letting 170 Hogs loose on the highway.... saw this on the news. Now, I want some bacon... lol!! ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–See this image largerDidn't do so well yesterday Today is a new day& I will stay on track! #ivegotthisSee this image largerWe have a new baby boy! Meet my 4th cousin Bodie he was born yesterday ๐Ÿ’™See this image largerI Took my Mom to see 3 of my Grandsons, they had not seen their Great Grammy since May! A visit that we all enjoyed โคSee this image largerProud to say that I am still eating less & moving more! #eatitburnitSee this image largerโคSee this image largerPerspective is everything! I'm working towards my goals!See this image largerTrack it & Burn it!! Some pretty flowers to brighten your day โคSee this image largerI did it! 1st Step Challenge that I have Won in awhile!! #justdoitSee this image largerHappy Thanksgiving! Today we will be delivering a Thanksgiving Dinner to our family that lives in the area. We will not be eating together but we will be sharing the same meal. Yes, it will be a "different" Thanksgiving Day. We are very thankful and we are grateful that we can share our bounty in these uncertain times. Whatever your situation, find the joy and enjoy your many blessings! โคSee this image largerStarted baking my own bread again this week! Using a Whole Wheat Sour Dough Stater. Something that I haven't done since the 90's Turned out pretty good ๐Ÿค— To stay on track I have logged my meals for today To ensure Success, I am allowing myself 1/2 a serving of all of my favorites! ๐Ÿ˜ #ivegotthisSee this image largerGood morning! I think I have a "Carb Hangover" lol!! Yesterday I ate at the high end of my calorie range and enjoyed every bite! Today I am sluggish and tired... I'm waiting for my coffee to kick in!! Then, I should be good to go!! Have Funtastic Friday Ya'll!! โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•See this image largerSmall Thanksgiving dinner at our house yesterday just my hubby, my brother, & me it was nice! ๐Ÿ’ž #lovemyfamilySee this image largerI think I may be a raccoon.... Only I don't stay up all night! Lol! Reviewing my goals keeps me on track to healthier eating & getting more exercise!See this image largerHappy December 1st! Let's make it a December to Remember!See this image largerRemember He sees you... ๐ŸŽ…See this image largerMy Santa list...See this image largerStay Positive!!See this image largerBeautiful sunrise this morning! Food tracked & mostly eaten... Lol!See this image largerSeems like I order something everyday... I'm Doing most of our Christmas shopping with Amazon! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽSee this image largerโคSee this image largerYesterday I made treats for the birds & squirrels ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฟ Pinecones covered with peanut butter and birdseed! I added wire hooks & red ribbons and hung them in our trees Merry Christmas animals!See this image largerIntroducing our "ReinCat" lol!See this image largerElf on the Shelf idea Gone Fishing!See this image largerIt's Monday let's Motivate!!See this image largerThis is me today... Lol!See this image largerWishing you all a wonderful day! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerMy Grandson's inspire me to want to do better & to be better! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™See this image largerโคSee this image largerI recovered my footstool to match my Great Grandmother's recently recovered rocking chair - this chair is over 100yrs old!See this image largerMerry Christmas Everyone!See this image largerI just can't believe that I'm 60yrs old today.... I remember 20, full of hope... I remember 40, full of life... Where did the time go? I don't feel like I thought 60 would feel... Ok, maybe I do somedays.. but thank goodness not everyday! Today, will be a day of reflection for me... A day of laughter, love and some tears. A day to remind myself that the best is still to come! #ivegotthis #olderandbetter #60yrsSee this image largerChristmas Eve 2020 at our house! Happy Birthday to Me! Me & "My Boys" ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerWishing You a Very Merry Christmas! โคSee this image largerWelcome to 2021!! Let's make this our Best Year!!See this image largerA New Year is a good time to make a New Plan & set New Goals! Looking forward and staying positive!! #let'sdothis2021See this image largerGood morning its Monday!! Let's Do This!!!See this image largerToday I have a consultation with a Coach at Anytime Fitness!! They were offering a FREE 6 week program. So, I signed up & was selected to participate! The main reason I signed up is to have an experienced Trainer/Coach to guide me on proper technique & form. As I can't risk anymore injuries to my legs & hips. I think that I am finally healed enough to start strengthening my core & lower body. Fingers crossed that things go well ๐Ÿคž #imready #let'sdothisSee this image largerYesterday didn't go as I had hoped My lower body is not ready for most forms of cardio or lower body strength training workouts... So, for now I will focus on strengthening my core & stretching exercises. One day at a time! #ivegotthisSee this image largerShe won't get in her bed... Unless, it's in an Amazon Box!! ๐Ÿ˜ปSee this image largerYesterday we had our 1st Snow in almost 3yrs!! More snow is in the forecast for Saturday into Sunday!!See this image largerThis Easy Vegan Baked Oatmeal is delicious & smells wonderful! Oatmeal, almond milk, apples, raisins, walnuts & cinnamon! I put the recipe in the Spark People Recipe data base if you want to try it! It makes 8 servings keeps in the refrigerator for 7 days & is freezable!See this image largerBeautiful Cardinal pair that lives in our backyard were out enjoying the snow yesterday!See this image largerSunday is my day to review my goals & set new ones! Wishing you all a goal reaching week! Eastern Brown Pelicans only show up at our house in Virginia Beach Virginia when it snows & then they leave.. We wonder why they come North, when they live South mostly in South Carolina?? Anyways they are beautiful birds!See this image largerCoffee is better on Fridays!! Having coffee and planning my weekend ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerMay We All Have a Goal Reaching Saturday!See this image largerNever Give Up Just do your best every day! ๐Ÿ’žSee this image largerHealthy Boundaries Include: Having personal space & privacy Pursuing your own goals & beliefs And :See this image largerMotivating Picture! Woman on left 250lbs Woman on right 120lbs Look how the Woman on the left's fat (ivory area's in picture) is crowding her vital organs...See this image largerHappy Tuesday! Smile it's good for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerGood morning! It's Coffee time!!See this image largerTGIF!!! Wishing You A Wonderful Weekend!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHappy Valentine's Day โคSee this image largerMy Valentine's Rose's from Hubby & our Valentine's gifts to our boys! โคSee this image largerSince I've been staying home more than normal due to the Covid pandemic I decided to study Interior Design! Here's my 1st Award winning design ๐Ÿ† I love Coastal Design ๐Ÿฅฐ #dowhatyoulike #likewhatyoudoSee this image largerAsking for a friend... Wishing you a Warm & Wonderful Weekend!See this image largerMy goal is to be a Better Me! Better than yesterday & an even better me tomorrow! One Day At A Time!! Happy Sunday!!See this image largerI love lazy Sunday Mornings & Coffee!! ๐Ÿ˜โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿค—See this image largerMonday's Motivation!! #bekindSee this image largerHappy Tuesday!!See this image largerGood Morning Spark Friends!!See this image largerSee this image largerMe in Quarantine! ๐Ÿ˜ท(1 comments)See this image largerMe in Quarantine... Lol!See this image largerContinue working towards your Goal everyday especially when you don't feel like it!See this image largerSee this image largerWishing you all a Wonderful Weekend! Time to get your Sparkle On!!See this image largerQuarantine is OVER! We are free!! Lol!! It felt so good to get out of the house yesterday & be able to be around other people ๐Ÿค— We went shopping, out to lunch and then more shopping just so we could walk our lunch off! Hubby goes back to work tomorrow & I will be getting my routine back in order!! I am actually excited to be getting back to our " normal" routine!See this image largerThey say that your body is made up of 80% water... Well then... Lol!!!See this image largerHappy Monday!See this image largerToday, I am remembering to be Thankful for what I do have & for all that I am! #lifeisgoodSee this image largerIt's Fitness Friday! Remember- #Icandothis #IwilldothisSee this image largerFriday Funny ... But, it's also how I feel sometimes... ๐ŸคชSee this image largerHappy Sunday!! Changing 1 thing you do everyday can bring about the Change you seek! One Day At A Time!! Keep on Sparking!!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHappy 1st Day of Spring!See this image largerWhy couldn't the Green Pepper practice archery? ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerDo It For You!!See this image largerGood morning! I'm getting back to what works! And it's working!! Imagine that!! Hyacinths from my garden & they smell so sweet ๐Ÿ˜See this image largerSpending time with those you love Is so good for your overall well being and happiness! Picture of "My Boys" getting their Easter treats yesterday! Today, I will rest!! Lol! Happy Easter everyone! โคSee this image largerNo Candy for me... But I did make this delicious Cinnamon Roll Casserole ๐ŸฅฐSee this image largerGood Morning! Have a thankful Thursday!See this image largerI'm so sore & stiff this morning... Slowly but surely I will get moving! ๐Ÿขโ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ˜See this image largerLet's Get Our Sparkle On!!See this image largerWelcome to your Weekend! Laying in a hammock is not on my agenda for today. . Today, I am cleaning out the attic and taking stuff to CHKD thrift store! Whatever you are doing Do it well!! #toomuchstuffSee this image largerGood Morning!! I had lost my "Spark" for a little while.... Happy that it has returned!! #keeponsparkingSee this image largerSee this image largerGood Morning! Happy Saturday!! Step by step Day by day Build those habits that will help you to Succeed!!See this image largerWishing you a successful goal reaching day! Believe in yourself & Stay Positive!See this image largerHappy Monday!(1 comments)See this image largerTGIF!!(1 comments)

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