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day 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/14/2017day 5 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/16/2017day 7 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/19/2017day 10 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/21/2017day 10 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/22/2017Day 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 enough.lol ! Thanks SP!TGIF!
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 !day 25 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/5/2017day 30 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/10/2017day 30 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/11/2017HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! What a beautiful day!
Doing it for me !Ok so I'm a walker not an aerobics goddess....today 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. ...Start 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 !Beautiful day in Virginia Beach!
I'm rocking it !!I 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 !Good 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!Truth !Woohoo I'm back ! Feeling so much better ! Time to get moving ! Have a super Saturday everyone!Snow flurries this morning
Sunshine this afternoon
Getting my steps in & eating clean !day 60 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/12/2017Posted a photoBusy day all done inside !I ask myself this everyday
Sometimes multiple times!Trying 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 !Woohoo!!!Woohoo !
This is from last weekWalking the pounds off !!Posted a goalI can't stop walking!day 76 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/28/2017Just got this today ! Its my reward for following my plan for 75 consecutive days ! I know what I'll be reading tonight!Look 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 !!!Nothing Worth Having Is Ever Easy!!Today makes 1 Year Smoke Free!!!!!
day 84 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/5/2017Oh 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 !Hello week 12 !
I'm gonna rock you !!
Cause I've got this !!!Can'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!Got a lil well deserved R&R today
After 120 minutes of planned exercises - not all at once !
4 times - 30 minutes each !Pineapple Jalapeño Pork
W/ Brown Rice & Steamed Veggie's -
this is my hubby's plateMy Son & I at Coco BeachDoing This For Me !!!TGIF!
Beautiful day (finally)
Been working in our yard !Woohoo! I finally busted a 5 week plateau !! Down 2 lbs !! I haven't been under 150 in 17 years!Woohoo 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 !!!Every minute doing something that I love !Here's what I've been doing
For the last 2 weekends !Here's what I've been doing
For the last 2 weekends !Here's what I've been doing
For the last 2 weekends !My day !Here's the other side of my backyard - irises, tiger lilies
Laid lots of bricks the last 2 weekends!Front yard flower bed
Left sideFront yard flower bed
Right sideMy waterfallI love working in my gardensVisitor on our floating dock todayThe full moon is Red tonight!
This is over the riverPosted a photoday 153 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 6/13/2017day 152 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 6/13/2017Spent Father's Day with my Son
And his sons & my DIL !Posted a photoI had a delicious salad for lunch !
1 tbs. Kens Simply Vinaigrette
Not in the pic but calories & macros are included in the total.Posted a photoday 174 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 7/4/2017It's funky Friday so get your freak on !! Lol !!day 218 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 8/18/2017This is how I eat !
Did really well today !!I 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 !
#ivegotthisAnd this is what happened!Here's my true self! #deliciousdailymomentStepping it up !!
Keep Sparking!Getting better at balancing my calories and macros with foods that I love! #deliciousdailymomentKeep Sparking!This 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 !Even 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 winMy Children
So glad to have them near !#juststickwithit
I thought of you when I saw thisWoohoo! 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 !
#ivegotthisWorking It Wednesday!Woke up hungry!
#ivegotthisEating Clean & Getting Lean
Down 2 lbs this week
Just from eating within my calorie range & MOVING more !
#ivegotthis!My current situation ~ Vacationing on The Gulf of MexicoHome Sweet Home!
-25 degrees here
No more swimsuits
Now it's yoga pants !Back 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!Me having fun at Walt Disney Worlds
Blizzard Beach !So much to do !!day 267 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 10/5/2017Burning what I eat & staying the same weight !Our 3yr old soccer player scored his 1st goal today !!It's Tone It Up Tuesday!Throw it out Thursday!
Fall cleaning every closet, cabinet, drawer
And even the attic !
Spark On !Freaky Friday the 13th
Rainy chilly yucky day
Perfect day for a rest day !
Keep on Sparking!TodayDoing what it takes
Gets me where I want to be !#iwilldothisTorchin it Thursday!Just Do It !!!day 70 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 10/20/2017Woohoo! I came in 3rd but I met my goal every day and that's what matters!Went 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....It's move it Monday !!
I'm "Pirate Gramma" says my baby "Bee"Rocking my Fit Bit Challenge!Went to a Halloween Party! !
I Actually had a "Skinny" Margarita !Monday is done !
Go Awesome A's!Getting more Plant foods in my diet !Getting his "cise" in before dinner !
That's what he said ! Lol !
Teach them young !If you have a deer hunter in your life... you'll understand !Meeting my goals & then some !Good night!
I'm tired ...Good morning!
Here comes the Sun!
Have a Blessed Sunday!Great way to start the week !
Get your Spark On !!One Pan Roasted Chicken & VeggiesSaw this huge racoon in my backyard this afternoon
He seemed disoriented...
Aren't they nocturnal?
I stayed in after that...lol !Did better than I thought!
Seems my fitbit hadn't synced !Still Sparking !!
And I get a treat too !!
1 piece of
Black & Greens
Dark Chocolate !Feeling Thankful
for all of you!Realizing that I needed to get busy - so I did !
18,878 Steps !Still walking !day 337 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/14/2017Feeling tropical today !Merry 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!!12" of snow in 6 hours !
Temps in the teens !
Motivated me to get my steps in - inside !!
Get 'er done !!!#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 !!!Getting back on track !
Did good 38 grams of fiber
Makes my net carbs = 98g !Working really hard to burn what I eat !
Watching my Macros is a must for me...Reminding myself everyday to eat less & move more !Taking this one day
And one pound at a timeday 400 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 2/15/2018My little Orchid is blooming
It hasn't bloomed in over a year!
If it is blooming now ....
So can I !!day 60 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/24/2018Getting My Spark On!!!day 200 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 2/27/2018This is planning my mealsI found this recipe on
for this delicious pork tenderloin, broccoli onions and peppers one-pan meal 🤗Just Do It!!!I 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 ! 😉Eating really well
Just not enough..
Never in my life have I had this problem ....Doing really well with my macros!Finally, I'm eating enough!LOW CARB
ONE PAN DINNERS
Found on EatingWell.com
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!Loving this low carb way of living !Guess who gets a snack 😁Prepared healthy food for every meal.
Getting enough of everything
I'm stuffed I've had
3 meals & 1 snack....Even had more carbs and more Protein todayThis is what it takes for me to lose weight, a differential of 2,000 or more...Let's Get ready to jump !!day 425 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 3/12/2018I ate more today & I burned it too!This is how I ended my day yesterdayThis is how I started my day todayThese noodles are yummy and low carb!
They're also cheaper at the grocery store, than they are on Amazon 🍝How bad do you want it?
Then work for it !!!
Got my calories today! 😃Today after BreakfastToday after LunchThis 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 is😁Here'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 🏆
Keep on sparking!Good morning! 🌞
I've already tracked my food for the entire day !! 🤗
Now to burn it !!!! 🤸♀️🚴♀️🏋️♀️
Keep on sparking! 😉Here's what my day will look like:
65g carbs-31g fiber = 34g NC
18 g sugar
100% of all vitamins
Low sodium & cholesterolday 225 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 3/24/2018Ok, my eating is done for the day & here's how I did!
#JUSTSTICKWITHIT I added a snack 😁 those Planters dark cocoa covered almonds I told you about, I had 1/2 an oz! 🤗
Keep on sparking!!!Monday Motivation
Keep on sparking!If moving will ease my pain then I'm all for it!Eating to Live!Burning it !!Feeling so much better today!!Lots of Low Carb veggies today!Burn it All !!!Ate well all day
And burned it too!!
Keep on sparking!Easter Motivation!Easter Motivation!
Keep on sparking!Had 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 🎂
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 !! 😀
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!I'm not worried about those
(Normally I would) lol !
Keep on sparking !day 150 of my streak for "Walk 10,000 steps per day" earned 4/3/2018After lunch stats!
Doing really well with managing my CICO
Or in Spark speak
As you can see I am eating very nutritously!
Keep on sparking!Here are my macro %'sI'm done eating for today
Now I'm trying to decide
20 more minutes on the treadmill or not??
Love these kinds of problems!
Keep on sparking!!!Just joined the 14 Day
Move It Challenge !!
Thanks Shelley!day 100 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 4/5/2018Woohoo!
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!!
#ivegotthisFor a day where I started out real slow 😴 🐢
I sure am making up for it !!Good night & sweet dreams 😴This is after lunch!
Plus I mowed our yard
Old school style-
with a push mower!
Calling for sleet & maybe ❄
Right now it's 🌞 & 75!!!
Keep on sparking!day 450 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/6/2018Trying to prepare for our 8 week Spring 5% Challenge that starts tomorrow!Ready to the 2018 Spring 5% Challenge!!
Go Awsome A's!!!!Loving 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!
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! 🤗
Keep on sparking!!!Carbs are getting lower
#nobreadtodaylotsofseafoodHow bad do you want it?
Keep on sparking!How bad do you want it?
You've got to DO what it takes
To GET What you want!
Keep on sparking!!Halfway to my daily goal
At 9:30 am!!!
Keep on sparking!!Met my daily goal of
120 minutes of exercise
Before lunch!Went beyond my daily activity goal today!! 157 minutes!!!Monday Motivation!
This is 1 of the motivating signs hanging in my kitchen So, I see it often 😊Here's another!
Keep on sparking!!Today was "Taco Tuesday" at our house.
I had a Fish "taco" salad🥗
No chips for me!
Still doing real well with intermittent fasting and
Low Carb, High Protein
Keep on sparking!!See how much I ate today😁
It was delicious & healthy too!!
By the time I go to bed my BMR will equal this out!
Great day !!
Keep on sparking!!!See how much I ate today😁 good healthy food!
By the time I go to bed tonight my BMR will equal this out!
keep on Sparking !Rewarded myself by planting more strawberry plants🍓🍓
Worked in my flower beds all afternoon. 🌺🌴🌻🌷🌴
Kind of hard to see them....
Keep on sparking!Lots of yard work Today!
So glad it's finally Spring!!!
Keep on sparking!My busy day !Another 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!!Posted a goalSPARK CHALLENGES keep you motivated to SUCCEED!!!
🏆I love these Spark People
5% Challenges!!day 250 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 4/18/2018Posted a goalWe did it again!!!
Way To Go AWESOME A's!!!!!!Motivated Monday!!!
Keep on sparking!!!!
Love my Awesome A Team Mates!!!
Love my Awesome A Team Mates!!!
WTG!! 2nd Place this week
Go Awesome A's!!day 475 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 5/1/2018Hiking in the Everglades today!Water moccasins we saw while hiking in the Everglades!Rough terrain in the Everglades - but what an awesome adventure it was!Its Gulf Coast Thursday !!Having so much fun !!Driving back to reality...
On my way home from a wonderful vacation!This 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 excited😍Time flies!!!
Love our Awesome A Team
We're Awesome!!!Saw 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...My sisters birthday dinner last night 🎁🎂🎁
My Brother, Sister & BIL ♥️day 275 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 5/13/2018Posted a goalCan't wait to stay here!
😉I did it again!!!This took 4 years & 4 months!!
Wow!!Traveling to Mexico City!It's Tuesday time to get back on track!SparkPeople 5% challenges are what I do for my, me time!Remember-Rain, rain go away!!You must read the spark people article 44 - 4 ingredient recipes!
Healthy & quick and easy!60 minutes of cardio & strength training 🏋️♀️
#ivegotthisYard work 🌷done!
Pool Workout 🏊♀️ done!
Now I'm sitting on the dock getting some 🌞and enjoying this beautiful view!Welcome June
100 degrees in the shade...Starting my day the right way
Will help to keep me on track for the whole day!
#eatingformyhealthHit my goal every day!Our duck "Julie" & her 8 babies
Daddy "Romie" was bringing up the rear!Going 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!!Ate 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 stay😁Couldn't swim in the pool today the water is still too cold 🤤
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 😁
I love it!
I said "we need it to keep the Grandsons & our Cat out of the river".
Keep on sparking!!I wake up at 5:30 am so I can catch the sunrise over the sound..
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 !My hibiscus is blooming 🌺
I 💖 tropical flowers
Not easy to grow in the southeast because our winters are so cold
But I'm doing it!
🌺🌴🌺🌴🌺🌴🌺🌴🌺🌴🌺Today, 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!!
I was home alone except for the cat, but she only likes me when I sing 🎤 or feed her 😉
Stress was gone after a lil while and I was able to get on with my day!
Never underestimate the power of music!!
Keep on sparking!!Summer 5% Challenge started today!! My Motivation is back!!!
Let's Go Awesome A's!!!This is how you do it!
No matter how long it takes!!
I did it again!!!
#believeitandachieveitBelieve and you will achieve!Exercise 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 beer😉Proud to be an American!!
Happy 4th of July!!
🇺🇸Blue Fin Crabs that I caught in my crab pots!
I got a dozen!! All for me 🤗
🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀Great news my hubby thinks
I look sexy when I'm sweaty....😍🏋️♀️I found my motivation!
I'm not done yet!!
New fun fitness for me is running the stairs!A Thought for Thursday-
When you feel yourself with positive things there's less room for the negative things 🌞
Keep on sparking!!!I thought for Thursday
when you fill yourself with positive things
there's less room for the negative things
Keep on sparking!!A thought for Thursday
when you fill yourself with positive things
there's less room for negative things 🌞
keep on sparking!We'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 😲
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!
Get Sparking!!Have a blessed day!!
Picture of our new living room furnitureMonday MotivationMost 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!An 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"....Its a Beautiful Day!!Have A Super Sparking Saturday!We 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 🎶🎵🎶🎺🎷🎸🎶🎵🎶
What a lovely evening!WooHoo!
I sure did get a lot of exercise today 🤗Good Morning!
Great way to start my day!
I will enjoy more complex carbs at lunch 🤗Has anyone tried this?
It is delicious & very healthy too! 1 scoop is 30g of proteinI finished rather well today!
Working on my meal planning; so that I stay full & satisfied from one meal to the next with No snacking
#foodisfuelEnjoying a nice quiet Sunday morning before the Grandsons get here. After that I'll be in constant motion! 😍 Let the fun begin!!
Wishing you a "Sunday Funday" too!Sending Blessings your way💕Spent the day with Family!
These are my Son's boys-
Will is almost 12
(my oldest GS)
Hunter is 4
Carter is almost 3 😍Posted a goalSo much fun!!Here's to a good nights sleep!!😴Oops! I went over by 9 cals...
😉Have a Great Labor Day!I was feeling Lazy after water aerobics so I decided to do the yard work🌞
Hubby was very gratefu! 😁
And I got some extra exercise!This takes continuous commitment!
One day at a time!!Helping friends and neighbors get ready for Florence today
Such a good feeling
Tide is running about 4.5ft higher than normal...
Boat is almost in the water not up in the air like it usually is...Everything depends on the choices you make- Choose Wisely!
Have a Super Sparking Sunday!!Today 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!!
Keep on sparking!!Good Morning!I almost didn't ...
But I'm glad I did 😁Happy Tuesday!Tuesday thought!
😉Wednesday's WisdomReviewed my goals
& Joined the Fall 5% Challenge!
Today I am preparing for a week of sand, sea & sunshine!!
Cant wait for our vacay!!
Keep on sparking!!TGIF!!
One more day til vacay!!
Get your Spark On!!
Let the Challenge Begin!!!Traveling I-95 South!
The only way I go 🌞
On the road all day today
To spend 1 glorious week with my hubs, daughter, SIL & my precious Grand son 😍
Of course I WILL stay Focused
& I'm ALWAYS Extra Sparkly 😊I 💖 spending time with
My baby & her baby 💕Even 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!
#healthygirlgoalsA nice "Thank You" for inviting us gift, from my sweet daughter! 😍Reminiscing today about all the fun we had on vacation 😎Checking 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!
#cutthefatAfter a week of vacation
Where everything was done spontaneously.
I am back on track with preplanning my meals
AND my exercise !!
#alwayspreparedIt's Tone It Tuesday!
Time to lift em up!
#atonedbodyisasexybodyLooking at pics of fun times
Helps me to feel better!TGIF!Made time for myself watching football yesterday 🏈
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 🏈
#skinswinGood night Spark friends!
Lets get our rest tonight
so we can
KEEP ON SPARKING!!!First 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?
#treatsformeI 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
#moveiteverydayPractice flight with my new
Nimbus 2000 went boo-tifully 🎃
Flying by with a Halloween Hi!
#hogwartsTracking my meals
BEFORE I eat them is working out perfectly for me! 🤗
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!!Another pound down!
Not really trying, just eating
IN MY RANGE!!
That's the most important thing
Cause I can be a lil 🐖!
Aren't these skeletons cool!
#sexyskeletonsSunday Football Day!!
Woohoo Redskins & Panthers!!!
🏈🎉🏈🎉🏈🎉🏈🎉🏈🎉🏈🎉🏈Reading 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!!This is from WALKING!
In my house while watching football & outside in my yard!
139 minutes 😁
#icanwalkitoffThis is how we do it !
#eatitburnitAll green again!
#ifeelsogood"Rules" To Live By
Have a Terrific Tuesday!!Have a Spooky Sparking Day!!Halloween Hint:
Focus on meeting
Let meeting your goals be your primary focus today!
Not all that candy...
FORGET ABOUT IT!
& Keep on sparking!!!I'm just Doing What It Takes
To Get What I Want!
#imsteppinitupPosted a goalPosted a goalMany Thanks to all my Spark Friends for all you do to inspire & motivate!!
Keep on Sparking!!!Today 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 💖
Looking forward to sharing and caring for my friend today!
#bekindReviewed my goals and upped my steps!
#walkingitoffWow! 101 calorie difference
What else can I do??
#dontstopI met ALL of my daily goals!!
#justdoitRemind yourself OFTEN
of WHY you are doing this!
Review your goals everyday
Do it what it takes everyday
& you will SUCCEED!!How Badly Do You Want It?
You Want It Really Bad?
Then DO What It Takes!!
Set that Goal!!
Meet that Goal!!
Keep going till
You get it done!!Doing What It Takes!
If/when People start giving me some lip or creating problems for me...
I start walking...
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 much...lol!!
Mainly I walk for my health!This is my 10th day of
15,000+ steps per day!!
#icandothisEat it & burn it!!Workout✔
Get my steps...
Gotta rest 1st!
Then I will!
#justdoit13 consecutive days of
#challengeyourselfDay 14 of 15,000+ steps!
Today was my "Rest Day"Day 14!!Staying on track
One day at a time!Note 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 outsideDay 17!Have a Sparking Sunday!!Day 18Still on track
Just busy preparing for Thanksgiving!Day 20!
#imdoingitMissing 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.Busy day cooking & cleaning
Only 8,000 steps...
Until I did told myself
Just do it! & I did it!!
I walked in my house
Woohoo Day 21!!Fed everyone I know...
Just kidding, sure feels like it though! 🤪
Had so much fun today that it didn't really feel like work while I was doing it 😲
Then I looked at my fitbit...
So much for a "Rest" day..
Day 22!!This 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!Refreshed & Reenergized
after my Rest Day!
#imdoingitHappy Sunday!Walking is my stress reducerBusy 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.Had to eat more today!
#listentoyourbodyThis is how I eat to stay full and satisfied!
I met my percentage's today!!
#planiteatitPlan your meals in the morning, so that they meet
all of your requirements for the day!
Then just eat what you've planned & tracked!!I'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 🤗
#icandoitTurned 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!!!
Then, I enjoyed my precious
"big boy" who just turned
3 years old 😍I needed some motivation this morning so I'm playing
Christmas Carols & getting it done !
My December Roses!New Month
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!
Our Christmas LightsDate 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!!
#planiteatitWalking it out today!
Wish I could go away
Far, far away...
Calgon take me away!!!
Picked me the last of my roses today!
#bekindtoyourselfAs 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!
Do What It Takes
To Get What You Want!!!For the last 2-3 weeks I have been in a slump....
This morning I realized that I could be suffering from
Seasonal Affective Disorder
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!
#ivegotthisSpent the day with my Grandson's today 😍
Such a busy, noisy, fun &
Love filled day💖
Picture is my Sons 1st son & my 1st Grandson who just turned 12 & my sons youngest & my 4th Grandson who just turned 3 😍
They are my December Babies💖Me & my "Baby"
Who informed me that he is now 3 & that makes him a
To which I said
"yes you are but"..
"You will always be my baby" 😍This 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...Listening to Christmas Music
Singing & Dancing with my Grandson's today😍
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!!I'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 😏
Picture of our Starr playing with her Christmas toyI did it!!!
- 45 lbs!!!#BeforeAndAfter
2 years & - 45lbs!!
Absolutely the BEST thing
I've EVER DONE for ME!!!
One day at a time
KEEP ON SPARKING!!!Look who came to see me today 😍Woke 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 💕Headlines in our paper
Just what I keep telling myself!Reviewing 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!Spark People's Winter 5% ChallengeSpark People's Winter Challenge Awesome A Team!!!Wow!! would you look at that no wonder I'm hungry!
it's time for lunch 🤗Today, we are Celebrating the birth of my first child! Time flies as he is
37 years old today....😍Busy day and a lil stressful too..
To combat the stress I walked and walked until I felt better! I totally rocked this day!!
Oh, the power of
Do what you like
Like what you do
Life is Good!!
#icaniwillididI rocked my day by staying positive & doing what I like!
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isgoodMy January Roses 🌹
Very unusual to have roses in January 😍Planning is the key to Success!Time flies when you're having fun!!Met my goals and treated myself to a relaxing day!My day got better after I gave myself permission to Stop!
I just need some "me time"
So I could get my head on straight 🤪
#metimeSlept like a baby last night
Over 8 hours! 🤗
Now, I'm having a hard time waking up 😴
Having my 1st cup of coffee and planning my day ☕
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!!My day so far!
Rocking it today!!
Turn up the tunes & rock it!!
🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶Great Active Rest Day!Today would be my Dads 83rd Birthday & I'm missing him 💕To maintain my healthy weight
I still do what I did to lose the weight.
I eat less & move more
No tricks, no pills, no fad diet, just eat less and move more!
#maintenanceStill crushing it !!
#justdoitMade 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 🤗
Time to get walking!Busy day!
Time to R-E-L-A-X!Our cat has lost NO weight after 2 weeks of calorie restriction...
I guess she takes after me....
Lol!I'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 🎂
Here's a picture of my friend, she's the one on the right, and her friend- they share the same Birthday!🤩After 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 !
#workitoutThe 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!!My 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 🏆Cut a few calories
I wasn't hungry
Here's my day
Goal met!!Did 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!!
#planiteatitworkitoutHere's my day!!Food 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!
#trackitdoitBelieve & Achieve!Just Do It!Happy Valentine's Day 😍Sometimes we just have to push ourselves 😁Food tracked for the day
Exercise 1/2 done (60 mins)
Other 1/2 after dinner!
All food tracked & eaten 🤗
I May get some more exercise in...
This is 121 minutes of just walking 😁I made a chicken breast, broccoli, mushroom & ginger Stir fry for dinner 🤗
Will serve over brown rice!Here's my day!
@EO4WELLNESS !After 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! 🤞Remember!So much for a "relaxing day"
I just couldn't be still today!
😁Doing Great with sticking to my plan & achieving my goals
One day at a time!
#justdoitMake the Healthy Choice
The Easy Choice!
Set yourself up for Success
By eliminating the
Then, all that's left are the
Can't get any easier than that!
Then just Keep On Sparking!!Good 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!!Hey 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!!Beautiful day in Virginia Beach
A great day to fire up the grill with marinated chicken breast, roasted broccoli & carrots 🤗
I also took a long walk around the neighborhood! 🤸♀️
It's so beautiful that I've been outside most of the day!
#springfeverMy Sunday Funday!
"how bad do ya want it?"
"I want it bad enough to do what it takes!"
Got my heart rate thumping
And burned more calories in less time!!I 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 orchidTook me all day to get myself
To do what I needed to do!
(Notice the difference in Calories Burned)
I think our kitties look alike 😍@DIANEDOESSMILES
I think our kitties look alike 😍I have gained a few pounds....
Back to Plan A!
New calorie range & not so much exercise 🤗
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!!🎶🎶Listening to music 🎶🎶
🎶🎶Playing my harmonica 🎶
Try to get myself adopted
By a good cook 😉
Already got my exercise in today & got some "accidental"
Exercise dancing 😍Beautiful Day!
Starting to feel like Spring 🤗Eating 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 🤗
#lifeisgoodWow!!!Happy St. Patrick's Day 🍀Having a Belated Birthday Brunch for my Daughter this morning! 🎂
This afternoon we will be celebrating a 92nd Birthday
With my dear friend Mr. C ! 🎂
This evening we will celebrate
St. Patrick's Day 🍀
at home where we will dine on
Cabbage, butternut squash with mushrooms & onions 🍀
What ever you do today
Do it with kindness & love!🎂 Birthday Party Pictures 🎂
My Daughter & I celebrating
Her 33rd 💖
Mr. C celebrating 92 years 💖
Great Day celebrating 2 wonderful people!So 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!Lots of pep talks! Lol!
Still hurting & it took all day but I did it!!
#justdoitI just realized that I haven't snacked between meals
All week! 🤗
Picture is of
My forever friends, that I haven't seen in a while, he still plays & sings as good as ever!I'm down 2lbs this week
Almost back to Maintenance!
I'll be there in about 2 weeks!
Have a Plan
Work your Plan!
Burn it!!He's Here!!!
Grandson #6 !!
💙💙💙💙💙💙Did more than planned
& ate more than usual
But I'm on Track!!This 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, MDMy 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!Woohoo!!
Never done this much ever!!
Busy Day with lots of cardio and some lifting 💪
Thanks for the inspiration @GPALMER2019 !!Getting 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!!
#justdoitLove Yourself Enough
To Push yourself ❤Lil Mister William Lee came home today 💙Did some "Cardio Boxing"
It's FUNctional Fitness!
Do what you like
Like what you do!Food tracked for the day✔
Attitude Adjusted ✔
Motivation turned On✔
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 😍Getting ready to put my gloves on! 🥊🥊
Amazing how psyched I get
When I'm getting ready to box!
I just love how it makes me feel 🤗
Hubby thinks I'm 🤪! Lol!
I don't care 😎
Do what you like!
Like what you do!!
Update on my cat:
Since stopping her
She's lost 1lb!
It took a month...
She's a slow "loser" like me ! Lol!All of my muscles are sore...
But I got my steps in & then some!!
#ididitJust Do It!!Celebrated my
Brother's Birthday 🎂
Ate all of my salad & steamed broccoli brought 1/2 of the pork, chicken breast & beef brisket home 🤗Enjoyed being with my Grandson's at Grandson #2's
1st TBall Game!
He's 4 & he did good! 😍My day!
Eat It, Burn It !!
"I Can & I Will"
Then Just Do It!!!Grandson #3 who is 3 started swim lessons!
He loves it & told me he will swim with me when we go to Florida 🤗😍Doing what it takes!Doing what it takes!#kicknitTBT
181 - 136 = -45lbs
#beforenafterLots of yard work yesterday
Mowing, digging and transplanting Hydrangea and
I ate at the top of my calories
All that digging made hungry!
But, I burned most of it too 😊You can do it
If you try!What can you Do
To get 1 step closer
To your Goal?
Elevate your mind
Get yourself together
Do it !!I'm having a
Great day today!
In ALL things!!
😎Just doing what I need to do!
#justdoitFor the last 2 weeks I have maintained...
Hopefully this will help to jumpstart my weightloss!
My Doctor says it should 🤞
#justdoitSorry to say that I have not been doing well eating an
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!
#eatgoodfeelgoodThe 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! 😊
Reminder: Inflammation is the main characteristic of ALL Diseases....
#ivegotthisMade 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!Still struggling with tight quads & hips
But, I am doing it...
10 minutes at a time 🤗
#everystepcountsGetting it done!I told myself
"If it hurts you can stop"
I tried Spark People video Stretching & Flexibility
I was able to do it 🤗
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! 🐱
#justdoit@MIAMI_LILLY my order came today! I'm excited to try these!
Thanks again for your review!Ok 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!!!!
Not too bad for a 58 yr old
With strained quads & glutes!
This is just what I needed to get my mojo back!!!My day just keeps getting better!
#ivegotthisDown 2 lbs this morning!
Let's Play!!!How my day ended yesterday 🤗When I sleep well
I wake up
Super Inspired to Achieve!
Amazing what a goodnights sleep will do !
It's Monday & I'm Motivated to
#letsdothisI ❤ busy days!
Teriyaki Salmon for 2
With Green Beans &
Potatoes for hubby
20 minutes at 425
Https://damndelicious.netBefore Ya'll fuss at me...
I had 3 meals & wasn't that hungry...
Low Carb takes my appetite away 🤗
#workouteverydayThis morning I tracked my meals for the ENTIRE weekend!
I've never done that before!
I did it keep me on track 🤗
There's a lot of temptation around here... 🍫🍬 & tomorrow I'm making 🎂!
Our kitty took her bunny up on her perch for a nap 😍This was delicious!
Asiago, Bacon, Mushroom Chicken Breast
Green Beans w/Bacon Crumbles & Grape TomatoesToday, I am Reminding myself of my WHY 🤗
#icandoitHow we do it!
You must try
Garlic Butter Shrimp
it is delicious!
Recipe is on
www.ibreatheimhungry.comHappy Easter!Have a blessed Easter !I 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!
I stayed on track today 🤗
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 😍Visited 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 ♥️
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! ♥️Eat it, Burn it to lose it
doesn't really work for me...
But it doesn't hurt me either 😊Don'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!
#eatittobeatitFood is tracked for the day
and I haven't had lunch or dinner yet - I'm on my way!
Yard is mowed ✔
#justdoitYesterday after lunch
My get up & go
Got up & went...🤔
I actually made myself move
Couldn't figure out why I was so tired....😳
Most likely, it was lack of sleep...😴
I'm noticing a lot of that with my Spark friends lately...😥
Here's my tips:
Make sleep a Priority turn in earlier
Limit caffeine after 2pm
Get plenty of exercise several hours before bedtime
Today, I should be fine as I got almost 8hrs last night 🤗
Pictures of how I ended my day!
#ivegotthisFoods 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
#justdoitDown 2 more pounds 😁
That makes 6lbs in 15 days!
Picture is yesterday
Almost didn't make it!
#ivegotthisMy afternoon visitors!
Looked out the window and saw them on our dock!Busy day!
Getting ready for Vacay!
Taking Grandson #3, my DD & DSIL too 😍
He's so cool - luv his hat! Lol!!Took it kind of easy today
Because the next couple of days I will be super busy.
Enjoyed being outside in the fresh air & 🌞
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!?! 😍Even on my "day off" I still do some sort of exercise!
Today, I took 2- 1/2 hr. walks!
#ijustdoitThis was a pleasant surprise!
I had no idea...
I just knew I've been busy🤗All food is track for the day
But I'm not done with my workouts yet ! 💪🏋️♀️🥊
#strongissexyWoohoo!! Stick a fork in me I'm done!!
@MIAMI_LILLY I made the
Texas BBQ Soy Curls & we really liked it! 🤗 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!! 😋
#gethealthySouth bound today!
We're Driving til the map turns blue!
I'm the co-pilot today 🤗
I'm in charge of the tunes 🎶
That means some Rock & Roll for this
South bound Southern Gal!!
Getting steps just dancing in the car!
Have a wonderful weekend Ya'll!!We Achieve what we Believe!!
I did it!
Even with 12+ hours in the car
I GOT IT DONE!!
#justdoitLife is what we make it!
So why not make it great
Start where you are
Using what you have
Create the life you love!
#lifeisgood#justdoitGood 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!!!!
Saw this Lizard on our way to lunch yesterday isn't he cute?!
🦎Having fun with 2 of my
favorite guys😍My day - yesterday, 8 hours
at Disney's Magic Kingdom!
Planning is everything!
#justdoitLately, I've been
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 😍
even if he wouldn't look at me! Lol!
#trulyblessedEven on Vacation you can meet your goals!
#justdoit@CARLOSLAKELAND was in your "hood" today!
On our way to the Gulf Coast!Spent the day on the
Gulf of Mexico
With family 🌴Friday Funny
For the Ladies -
They are called "Man Hours" because a Woman would have that s - - t done in 20 minutes!
Last day with my boy 😍
We leave in the morning 😥This cutie said
"Grand Momma I got you a donut, but I ate it" 🍩
I thanked him for eating it, for me! He looked at me like I was nuts... lol! 😍Waving goodbyes to:
I love going South!Happy Mother's Day!Happy Mother's Day!!I Was a little afraid to step on the scale this morning....
No worries, I'm still the same weight as when I left! 😁
This is the ONLY picture of me on vacation...
I'm always behind the camera 😎
#imdoingitSat with my friend today 😍
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! 😴
#iamtrulyblessedNothing 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!!
🏊♀️Ironically, when I changed my focus I started losing!
#behealthyLately I've been starting every day with my new boyfriend
Ben gay! Lol!
He helps me get it done! 😊Down 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 😁We 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 yardWe 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!!
#justdoitBet I sleep good tonight!
😴Today I will have "Me Time"
I will give myself a mani- pedi
And, I am going to "dress up"
To celebrate my sister's birthday that was last Monday! 🎁
Looking forward to seeing my siblings today! 😍Had a great lunch today with my siblings for my sister's birthday 💖🎁My Breakfast
2 Egglands Best Eggs sprinkled with Kick n Chickn
1 TBSP Walnuts
1/2 cup sliced Strawberries
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
5g net carbs
21g healthy fats
#healthyeatsBack 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!
#believeitachieveitTrying to track my "fuel" for the day
I've got lunch & dinner 🤗
But since I'm not hungry I have no clue what I want/need for breakfast.. 🤪
Here's a tip:
Start thinking of your meals as fuel - your GO juice! 🚀
This helps me to make better decisions regarding my nutritional intake! 🍓🥑🍋🍗
#notlivingtoeatTBALL game tonight
This is Grandson #2 waiting to bat 😍⚾️Everything 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!Still dealing with muscle aches...
But sitting still is not my style
Plus it makes my muscles tighter...
So I tell myself
"Get moving girl"
Pics from Tuesday
Yesterday was rest day
Today, I am back at it!!
#ivegotthisHormones 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!
#burnitUp early this morning!
Lots to do...
Today I am making pulled pork, my low carb Coleslaw, baked beans (for hubs), and grilled zucchini🤗
For Hunter's birthday I am making Lemon Cupcakes with a low sugar cream cheese frosting 🎂
Cookout is at 1😁
Pool party after that 😎
And then the Birthday Party for my now 5 year old Grandson Hunter! 🎁🎂🎁
Here he is is a rare quiet moment! 😍Been up since 4'oclock this morning...
Everything is done & ready 🤗
The next 2 hours belong 2 ME!!
Yep, you guessed it
I'm laying on my bed
Playing on my phone!!
Hunter's Bday cupcakes
Going to put them on my
"Cupcake Tree" b4 I serve them 🎂Ate 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 😍
Birthday Boy is on the right!Remembering those who served
Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸Today is rest day & I really needed it!
#imoutoforderAte so much at lunch 🐖
There will be no dinner! Lol!
It's all good cause I'm not hungry anyways!
Pool days are here again!!I 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 😎
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 😍
#feedyoursoulIt's been a few days since I burned it all...
But, today I DID IT!!
#icandoitI 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 endeavorsIt's a hundred degrees today ...
It's still May what is this summer going to be like!?!
Hot Hot Hot!!I did it again!We Achieve what We Believe!
#goforitGreat 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...🦆Since 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!
#eatingformyhealthToday I did 2 - 20 minute aqua therapy sessions for my glutes, hips and legs!🏊♀️
I took a walk around our yard to see what's blooming today
Everyday in my gardens there's something new!🤗
Today its my Amaryllis's that are blooming! 😍
They were red, until I planted them outside, now they're white!I 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
Picture of our fountain
it is so soothing to hearI 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!
Listen to your body!!
It will always tell you what you need😍
Finally made it to 16 hours 2 days in a row!I 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! 😍
#pacingmyselfRaided the fridge for lunch!
7 net carbs
33g fat - all healthy fats!
Sauteed zucchini w/evoo
Lean turkey sausage
Sauteed red & green peppers, mushrooms and onions in evoo
Iced green tea
Served on my lil plate!
#goodeatsStill too cool for the pool 😥
So I'm getting my steps!
Hopefully tomorrow I can resume my aqua therapy!
ifeisgoodI'm healing and getting stronger
I'm on my way back!!
#icandothisOk, 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 !
#justdoitEating lots of leafy & colorful veggies!Reviewed 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
No simple carbs
#eatingformyhealthFirst let me explain that you can't see all of the ingredients because I piled them in! 😊
Spinach, cucumber, mushrooms, onion, black olives, boiled egg & flap steak with homemade Italian dressing with basil & romano!
10g carbs -3 fiber =7 net carbs
23g fats (2.3g saturated fats)
I eat a lil more carbs & protein at dinner to help hold me over during my 16 hour fast.
#notlivingtoeatReminding 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!Down another pound!
8lbs in 8 weeks!
So thankful for this book!
It taught me how to eat to live a healthy life 😍I did it!
1 step at a time...
With lots of breaks!!
A prescription for fruits & veggies!!!
inbowNot raining today, so I got out there and did some gardening!
My gardens are my happy place 😍
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!Good morning!
I finally got 7+ hours of sleep last night!
I'm feeling rested and ready to accomplish my goals today!
Coffee!!Every 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!!!I'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!
#iluvfastingwithketoI'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!
#lifeisgoodWent shopping and saw this!
I think I agree! Lol!!
I don't want to be skinny
Just healthy!Good Morning!
This is so me, in the morning!
No talky till coffee! Lol!
How about you @SPARKLEIGH61 ? 😁
Cheers everyone!! ☕☕My meals are tracked!
My exercise is planned!
This is how I hold myself accountable to achieve my goals!
I should have bought this plaque for my husband...
It is so him... 🤪Don't let me get too hangry....
Because I will turn into the Wicked Witch of the East!
True story! Lol!
Lunch was delicious!
Steamed Broccoli w/ Butter Squash w/Bacon Crumbles
Sorry no pic...
I was hangry 😁Tomorrow 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.
I made them!!
Thank you soo much!!! 😍
My kitchen smells so good!
Carbquick Cheese Biscuits
You can find the recipe in
I got 12 - the recipe on the box says 10
Can't wait till my
"eating window" opens!
2 more hours... 🤗
#ketoHere's a thought!So the Hip Flexors Stretches
I was doing for 6 weeks
Didn't work... I kept doing them and waiting for my hips to feel better ....
They didn't.. They got tighter...
If my core was stronger my hips wouldn't have to do extra work and my hip flexors could relax.
Core exercises 3x a week with 24 hrs rest between workouts!
This could take 6 - 8 weeks
But it will be so worth it!
#justdoitI miss my Dad everyday
But especially on Father's Day
Happy Father's Day in Heaven Dad 💕Posted a goalTaking hubby to lunch at a
Texas de Brazil
Happy Father's Day!Good Morning Sparkers!!
I don't know about you but my coffee is expecially good this morning!!
☕☕ Cheers to a Successful Goal reaching week!!!
#justdoitConfession- 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!
#ivegotthisKEEP CALM & KETO ON!!!
Picture is of the salad bar at
Texas de Brazil
It was awesome I fell in 💖 with the Sashimi 😍Almost 100° in Virginia Beach!
I'm enjoying my other happy place this afternoon 😎
40 minutes of PT in the pool!
So far!My Summertime Salad:
Homegrown Cherry Tomatoes Shrimp steamed & chilled
Homemade Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
#eathealthySaw this on Amazon
By Diabetic KitchenGoodnight !
I hope I have an "all-nighter" lol!Today, I am NOT limping!!
So yesterday's water physical therapy must have worked🤞
Now I have pain in different areas; lower back & knees.
But, I Will Work It Out!!
#BeforeAndAfterTaco Tuesday Salad
6.5 Net Carbs
I'm feeling like ME
40 minutes of water aerobics & lots swimming today!This is my daily mantra!I've expanded my fast 18:6
1st meal 11 am - 12 noon
2nd meal 5pm - 6pm
40 minutes Pool PT
And lots of swimming!
#boxingbabe 🥊🥊I 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!
Find what works for YOU
& just Keep Doing It!!
#sparkingforlifeYou 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!
"How Bad Do You Want It?"
Go for it!!
The ONLY Person holding you back is YOU!!
#justdoitGood Morning Spark friends!!
Let's get busy achieving our Dreams!!
But 1st Coffee ☕☕!!Sunday 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!
#ivegotthis 😎Motivation Monday!
This is the truth
Be consistent !
#justdoitPosted a goalTuesday's Goal!Some 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!!
#gettingstrongereverydayThis is where I'll be today!
#mermaidI have not been sleeping well
This has affected Everything...
My hunger level including what I want to eat.. (Carbs, like bread) NO! ❌
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! 😴
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!!I 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!!
#youcandoitI'm feeling stronger everyday!!
#ivegotthisMonday MotivationMonday Motivation!60 days of Intermittent Fasting!I've changed my strategy many times in the last 2.5 years of my journey!
#justdoitTo keep you motivated over the long Holiday Weekend!Have a safe & happy
4th of July!!
🇺🇸High Fiber Muffins
14.7g of fiber
These are very filling
Recipe is on Spark RecipesNo 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 🤗
I WILL get back to "doing me"!
#timetomakeithappenI CAN & I WILL !!Back 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!
#ivegotthisUpped those carbs & slept for 7.5 hours!!
It's the most sleep I've had in weeks!
Feeling wonderful today!!
#wellrestedSo excited, I'm getting ready to go Camping at the Beach!!!
with my out of state cousin!!! 🤗
Who I don't get to see often enough! 😍
Swimming, fishing, crabbing, and kayaking!!
🏊♀️ 🐟 🦀 🚣♀️
Sun tanning, shopping and catching up with each other!!
🌞 🕶 👙 🛍 👭
It's going to be a great vacay!!!
Of course I will continue to enjoy my healthy lifestyle
while on vacation!
🍓🍉🍍🥑 🥗 🏋️♀️ 🏊♀️ 🚣♀️ 😎
When we just say NO to
We are also saying NO to
Here's what I do when tempted:
Look at it like it will KILL you
Because it CAN
JUST SAY NO !!
#behealthyHere's one of my Motivators!
He sent me this picture of himself because he was Missing ME!!! 😍
He is sooo sweet & just sooo precious to me 💖
Having his love makes me want to be here for a long long time!!! 💕
#dowhatittakesHaving fun!Made it to the Beach!
My current view!! 😎Beautiful day at the beach!
I spent my summers here when I was growing up!
Outer Banks North Carolina
#iwannastayI've resisted food temptations EVERY day ALL day since our vacation started.. lol!
Here's my Cousin & I at dinner last night 💖
I'm looking "puffy" from eating broiled & steamed Fresh Seafood EVERYDAY this week..
But it sure was good! 🤗
Last day of vacay & we're going kayaking today!
#goodtimesWent kayaking this morning!
So much fun!
I am on the Currituck Sound
Hubby got a picture of me in action! Lol!Vacation 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!
#kayakingisfunIts officially Summer
Because, I had Fresh Peaches & Cantaloupe today!
Another picture from our beach vacation - that's my hubby in the "clam shell" he burns easily, the other 2 are my cousins 😍My goal for yesterday, today & tomorrow & Sunday is to stay cool!
🌡it's too hot in Virginia 😡Why 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! 😊
Just my random morning thoughts... 😁
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!Woke 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 🏋️♀️
#musclesandmascaraEveryday doesn't go as planned...
But what really matters is that we do our Best everyday!
#justdoitEvery day doesn't go as planned..
But what really matters is that you do your BEST EVERYDAY!
#justdoitSince 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!
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!
#BeforeAndAfterI truly believe that by adding a healthy fat Monounsaturated Fatty Acids to every meal is one of the main reasons why I lost weight!
#mufaateverymealOh my, my, my.....
If this picture doesn't inspire & motivate me to eat healthy & stay active...
My hubby sent me this picture he found on his phone...
His caption was
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???
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?? 🤪
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!
#ivegotthis2 Birthday Parties today!
My great neice turns 3 and my Very 1st Friend EVER is turning 59! 😍
That means 2 🎂🎂!!
And yes I am having
1 piece at each party 🤗
Whatever you're doing today
Do it with Love! 😍
2 weeks ago I was on this beach! Time to go back!!Yesterday 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!! 😍Welcome to August!Today, I am focusing on planning meat free meals at breakfast and lunch.
Making sure that my meals are balanced and meet my macronutrient needs!
#healthyheartFrom the looks of
My 2 Cherry Tomato plants
They will be producing thru September!
I have been picking a colander full every other day 🍅Grocery shopping today
Loading up on fruits and vegetables!
#eathealthyThis summer I am definitely eating lots of fresh veggies & fruit!
My go to snack is Cantaloupes!
I don't remember them ever being as good as they are this summer!
#eattherainbowTuna, romaine & tomatoes and more cantaloupe 🤗
It's Pool Time!
See my blue water weights!
They're calling my name!
#getitdonegirlThis morning I made 1 of my favorite breakfast!
Plain nonfat greek yogurt with flax, cinnamon, fresh peach and pecans 🤗
Here's a picture of it!
It's so good that as soon as I make it - I eat it 😋Eating lower in fats today
And ONLY HEALTHY fats!!
My lazy cat!
She takes after her Daddy! Lol!My upper body is feeling strong this morning after working out with weights yesterday! 🏋️♀️Why 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!!
#goodbyemrpeanutThe most important thing you can do for you, is to make time to take care of you!
#youcandoitIt's time to Sparkle Ladies!I've been slacking lately...
I'm back on track!!
#ivegotthisWorking on improving my health one day at a timeInspiring Positivity!I'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!
This Bunny lives under our shed and comes out every morning and evening to nibble grassMy goals for Today!
Just Because... 😁
Lol!Posted a goalPosted a goalBought to have some fun!
Getting my heehaw on Ya'll!!
Dancing the night away!
#luckyhorseshoedressLook what I found!
Instead of Cheeze Its
Made from cauliflower!
33 crackers 80 calories, low in fat & sodium!
They taste good too!
#plantfoodsGrandson's #2 & #4 headed to their 1st day of Kindergarten & Preschool 😍
#mymotivatorsAfter 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.
#imacountrygirlOne 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 🤗
#goawaydorianI am up way too early...
Couldn't sleep had to get up & check the weather...🤪lol!
Dorian is just now getting close enough for a little rain.
Should really be feeling the hurricane force winds in about 12 hours (4pm)...🌀
On a positive note I am still maintaining!
Picture is of 1 of our marina's lots of boats left.
However as always,
#doriangoawayDorian 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! 😳This is where I'll be Saturday!
I'm especially excited to see
Bonnie Raitt & Allison Krauss 😍
🎶I will be singing, dancing & playing my harmonica!! 🎶
In other words I'll be getting my Country Girl On! Lol!!
#funtimeThis 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!!
#thestruggleisrealday 975 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/13/2019My 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!
Going to The Outlaw Music Festival! 🎶🤠🎶
#countrygirlAll I've wanted to do today is
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! 🎶
1st one I've won in a long time!Yesterday was super busy & fun as it was my last pool day in 2019... yes, we closed our pool....😥
Today was rest day 🤗
#goodbyesummerday 980 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/18/2019In 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!I ❤ 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!Good Morning!
Beautiful Sunrise in the
Smoky Mountains!Hiked 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 SugarlandStaying 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 💕
#alwaysandforeverI ❤ Hiking the Smoky's
Its so beautiful!I'm Checking off my
Bucket list this week!
We had dinner at Ole Red's
I ❤ Blake Shelton!Vacation is over...
I'm already missing this view!
But it's time to get back to normal and back on track!!
#stillsparkingBeautiful Butterfly we saw at Clingmans Dome 🦋day 992 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 9/30/2019Ok, 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!!
Gatlinburg Sunrise!I'm finally able to participate after 6 long months recovering from an injury!!I'm finally able to participate after 6 long months recovering from an injury! Go Awesome A's!!!!Reviewed my goals & increased my step goal and my activity goal!!
I'm feeling great & can finally participate in Spark Challenges!!
Go Awesome A's!!When you can't find your Cat
After looking everywhere & then....
You say she couldn't possibly fit under there...
And she does! Lol!!day 1000 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 10/8/2019I have logged into Spark People every day
for 1,000 days!!
#stillsparkingStarting 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!
Our kitty is 5 years old today!
Happy Birthday Starr Moon ❤Posted a goalEating veggies & drinking my water at Texas Roadhouse today!
#lifeisgoodI 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
So delicious, low fat & high in fiber!One of my Goals!
Trying to do this 5 days a week!!
#eatitburnitReminder to eat your
Fruits & Vegetables!
They'll make your body happy!
See, them smiling!! 😁
Making it a goal to eat a minimum of 5 a day!
🍇🍊🍌🍎🍓🥑🍅🥔🥕🌽🥦Chicken Salad it's what's for lunch!Dress 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 😍Woohoo the Awesome A's are
AWESOME!!So 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!!
Stayed up late & Woke up early....
Last night's reunion dinner & dance was Awesome!
Picture of my Husband & IMy BFF since 1973!!
We met in 7th grade
4@PATRICIA-CR lol!!Working My Plan!
#awesomeA's!Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes, Broccoli and Mushrooms
15 minutes prep
30 minutes cook time!
Delicious & 1 pan clean up!
Notice way more broccoli and mushrooms! Love my veggies!Excellent advice that I am just now starting to follow!
#learningmylimitsFor 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...
#eatinghealthyThis is so true!
There are NO Quick Fixes!
Just be Consistent
Day after Day
Trust the Process!Oh 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!!
#lifeisgoodMade "Cabbage Patch" Soup
It's what's for dinner!
Loaded with Veggies!!
Lean Ground Beef
#eathealthyPosted a goalLast 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 💖Grandson #2
TBall 2019Today has been a tough day
I needed to laugh
So I've been trolling the internet and I found one that I'm sharing!
Let's do this!Its Taco Tuesday!! 🌮Posted a photoToday I am just tired...Treats for my Boys!
🎃💖Posted a photoWho'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! 😍
👻🎃👻Posted a photoThis is the "Rule" at our house!
Lol! 🎃Story of my life... lol!Getting ready to take flight!!
Happy Halloween! 🧙♀️Halloween 2019
Fun with my Grandsons!Happy November!🍁
Wishing you all the best 💖Lol!day 1025 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 11/2/2019Attended my 1st Political Rally today!
Vice President Mike Pence was our speaker, Awesome experience!
Proud to be an American! 🇺🇸If only I could.....Good Morning Spark Friends!Visited 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. 😍
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!
💕Posted a photoYour Vote
Is Your Voice
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Go Vote Today!
I have voted at every election for 48 years!
Proud to be an American 🇺🇸Its Wednesday and we have so much to be Grateful for 🥰Posted a goalThis is my little Pig
He sits on my kitchen counter
To remind me to
NOT PIG OUT & TO EAT LESS!
🐷Beautiful day for yard work!
I spent 4 hours cleaning out my flower beds & preparing them for winter 🌞Coffee = Survival!This is where I'll be this weekend 😎Posted a goalPosted a photoSomething to think about....Saturday project
Wallpaper the kitchen!
I've never wallpapered before!
We love it!! 🥰I finally won!
It's been a long 9 months of recovery!
#ivegotthisCute idea for Thanksgiving 🦃Posted a photoSince we are getting ready to be hit with an artic blast...❄❄❄
I went out & picked all of my cherry tomatoes, my plants still have blooms too... 😥
I'm hoping the green ones will ripen 🤞
I'm putting them in a cardboard box with a banana that still has some green on it
🍅Sheet pan dinner -
Turkey sausage & cabbage with potatoes, onions & bacon crumbles
Delicious Dinner!So 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!Just heard on the news that Virginia Beach hasn't had Snow in November in 30 years!
My view this morningCold 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
🤗Sometimes we just need reminding....
A good life is when you:Dinners Ready!
Low Sodium Beef Stew
Smells delicious 🥰This "old school" method is working to ripen my tomatoes!
#eathealthyThankful that I can Dance
Thankful that I can Sing
Because that's what I am doing while I take care of
I think I have a CMA hangover from last night! Lol!
I 💖 Country Music!Rest day today for Both of Us!
#rainydayrestdayPosted a goalLet's have a Super Sparking Saturday!!Eat for your Health!I 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!I came in 2nd Place!
The winner was only
54,000 steps ahead of me....
😊Let's Do This!!Posted a goalPosted a goalRemember -Tim 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."Prepared another Sheet Pan Dinner tonight🤗
Roasted Chicken thighs with brussel sprouts, carrots and potatoes
#eatathomeBack to tracking my meals in advance, it works out better for me than winging it! Lol!
My view on this beautiful Fall day!Have a fantastic Friday!Setting goals motivates you to achieve your goals!
#justdoitPelicans are back...
When they show up, it usually snows...
Picture is of Pelican flapping his wingsPicked & cleaned a bushel of collards today!
#eatmoregreensReminder to self!My Spark Sisters are treasures that I hold dear & near to my heart!
I am so thankful for you all!
💖Posted a goalGood morning 🌞
It's a great day to achieve your goals!Posted a goalYou must do this for You!day 700 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 11/26/2019Gave myself a pep talk...
Maybe I need more
Garfield looks like I feel this morning...lol!
☕☕☕☕☕☕☕☕☕☕☕Posted a photoHappy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your day !!Today 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!
I've got a lot to do this morning...
But 1st Coffee & Prayer 💖This is so Me this morning!
Lol!!Posted a photoPosted a goalToday we will celebrate
Grandson #3's, 4th Birthday!
His 1st Photo ever & now! 😍🥰💕This picture is of the day after
I thought that this was going to happen to me!
But fortunately & amazingly
I lost 1lb!I don't do "Black Friday" ever,
It's for amateurs! Lol
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!
#worksmarternotharderLet's Do This!!Celebrating his 4th Birthday!
#lovethisboyIts the last month in 2019!
Let's make it great!!Don't worry be happy!Posted a goalThis 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 🌴Happy 13th Birthday to our
This boy made me a
Picture at 3 years old and 10 years later 🥰Hubby 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! 🥂
Yesterday I stayed busy allll day, so today could be
"My Day" which will include mani-pedi, and hair styling 🤗
Spark friends I am going to glitz & glam today so I can sparkle & shine
Wish me luck! Lol!🤞I actually curled my hair!
Practicing for tonight 🤗
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 🥰Getting ready to go!Mr, & Mrs. Moon 2019Lol!
Just kidding.....Photo booth fun with my Elf!Good 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 💖
Wishing you a blessed day!Ok, 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....🤪
And, he thinks he's funny...
#notfunnynotreadyHappy 4th Birthday
My Birthday Boys playing their instruments!
So happy that they are interested in music & not into staring at a screen!
🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶My plan for todayPosted a photoChristmas Veggie Tree!
Great idea instead of a veggie "platter" make veggie tree! 🎄Life is what we make it!
Make it good!!For Taco Tuesday
I found this recipe on
Shrimp Sheet Pan Taco'sThis lil squirrel has his healthy breakfast of acorns every morning on our back deck 🐿Yesterday it was in the 70's
And I worked outside in my yard all afternoon 🌞
Today it will be 40 degrees and rainy....☔
What a difference a day makes...🤪
Whatever you're doing today stay warm and make it a great day! 😍What do you do on a rainy day rest day?
You make soup & decorate for Christmas 🍲🎄
Leftover Turkey, Brown Rice & Mushroom SoupLast full Moon of 2019!This is what happens when I leave the room...😻Cloudy & Gray
Around here today
But I'm not going to let that stop me!
I've got a lot to do!
#ivegotthisHigh 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 ❤Good morning!
Now, be quiet... lol!Listening to & singing Christmas Carols while I decorate 🎄
Our tree is 9ft tall
This is the near the bottom 😍Good Morning!A message from your Angel
💕Amen!Most of all have Fun!Gave Mr. C his Christmas haircut & his Christmas present today 💖Here's 3 of my favorite guys
Doing what they do best...
Lol!We've Got This!I got new pillow covers, aren't they pretty!Good morning!
Isn't it amazing how good you feel when you get a good night's sleep!!😍This cat is crazy...
When I asked her what she was doing under the tree
She said "Mine"! Lol!! 😻My youngest Grandson
This is how he "poses" for pictures now...lol!
My Son is with visiting Santa too!
💙💙🥰💖Grandson #3 is such a
good boy 🥰Lol!So true!Good morning!Welcome to Winter!day 1075 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/22/2019day 1075 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 12/22/2019My wish for You!My 4th Grandson 4 years ago
Visiting Santa for the 1st time
I ❤ this picture!
My Grandson's are my biggest motivators 💙💙💙💙💙💙Isn't this pretty!
A Nativity Scene made out of rocks found on the beach!I gave myself a Pep talk
It went like this -
"Girl, you've got too much to do, to be slack'in, let's get this done"!!
And, I did!!
#ivegotthisThis is how we do it!
Every single day!
Every year from Halloween till New Years Day I gain around 15 pounds...
Not in 2019!!
Wake up & be Blessed!Our Greatest Gift ❤Yes, I am!!
🎁🎂🎁A heartfelt thanks for all the Birthday wishes! 🥰
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! 💖
Time for bed, Santa Claus comes tonight!
Merry Christmas Everyone!I avoided late night snacking by snacking during the day! Lol! True story!
So many goodies 😁
Picture of my Grandson's with my Mom, their Great Grammy❤After 2 days of eating whatever I wanted, today I will get back on track!
#icandoitYesterday, I got back on track with eating less & moving more!
I got over 15,000 steps just doing stuff around the house!
#moveit&loseitI've been hiding from exercise I'm in the Fitness Protection Program... lol!
Just kidding!My lil Skateboarder 🥰My sweet boy in his Christmas pjs 🥰Saw this Gingerbread Village in the Hilton Hotel lobbyI've always wanted to have a "Winter Tree"
Now I do!
Snowflakes & Icicles ❄
Close up picture so you can see them!My motivation woke up! 😍My Motivation woke up! 😁Spark recipe
(Picture is before it cooked)
Deliciousness!!Here you go @SPARKLEIGH61
#selfloveHere you go
#selfloveAfter 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!
#justdoitAnother 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!!
#keeponsparkingPlanning & tracking my "fuel" helps to keep me accountable all day!
Raining here today
But that won't "dampen" my plans!6 Reasons to Eat Healthy!Sunday funny!
Just so you know
I do not dietPosted a goal14 days of beautiful flowers!Happy Birthday to my #1 Son!
I can't believe today he is 38...
🥰All you need is love & it starts with Loving Yourself ❤Friday funny!We have a beautiful full moon tonightOur 1st Fun Moon of 2020
The Wolf Moon
Took this in our backyardOur beautiful Sunrise this morning!We will do this!2020 Goals!2020 Goals!Too 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!It's time for some Monday Motivation!!.
Let's live our best life Now!
Let's start today !!Posted a goalPosted a goalPosted a goalGood morning!
Today let's be kind to ourselves and others!
Stay positive!Good morning!
Look who's in my laundry bag!
#ivegotthisAfter 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!
#icandothisPosted a goalWishing you a Wonderful Weekend!!Spark People Challenges are a great way to stay motivated to achieving your goals!
#justdoitPosted a goalEveryday do your best
To be better than yesterday!
#icandoitPosted a goalGood morning!
Here's a Tuesday funny for ya!
Have a great day!!Good Friday morning!
In order to succeed we must believe and ourselves!
❤Saturday silly...Sunday Silly!
"I think my clutch went out I can't get my a__ in gear"! Lol!!day 100 of my streak for "Walk 5,000 steps per day" earned 1/28/2020Good morning!Most 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 everyday🤗
I tell myself it's about
Progress not Perfection!
#nevergiveupJust Do It!!Great advice for everyday
But especially on
Just because you think you want to eat that treat
DON'T eat it
if you're NOT
#doingwhatittakesHere'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
❤We took Mom out to lunch to celebrate her 79th Birthday yesterday 🎁❤My Spark 5% Challenge Team
The Awesome A's
Keep me motivated!
Keep on Sparkling!Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend!!It's been a busy Monday for me..
Time to slow down and relax!Today will be
What we make it!
Let's make it great!!
Have a terrific Tuesday!!Posted a goalGood morning!
Never Forget!!!Happy Valentine's Day ❤Woke up to beautiful
Red Roses and cards
from my Hubby and our kitty Starr.
❤😻I posted this earlier today
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 ...My youngest Grandson
Resisted his snack
By falling asleep 😍
🥰So excited to be having my
Loves over for dinner today!
Sunday is still Family Funday
Around here ❤Our Crazy Cat will get anywhere she fits!
If I fit
Let's get moving it's Monday!!Tracking my meals in advance
Makes for a successful day!
#ontrackforsuccessHave a Wonderful Wednesday!!This morning I was fine
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!
#staypositiveWinter has returned to Virginia Beach...we even had a lil snow last night ..Today, 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 🤗
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 🧘♀️Good 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!!
#justdoitDo what it takes
To get what you want!!
Give yourself what
You need to grow!Let's Love Ourselves!!!
#youreworthitTrying to strengthen my Core's
Got me like this kitty...
My Doctor advised every other day....
Today's the day!
Thankful it's Thursday!Happy Sunday!
Bloodwork this morning
So no breakfast until later
But, my fuel is tracked
So I will stay on track today!Lol!Good morning Wednesday!
Here's a "funny" to get your day started in a fun way!Blood 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....
#ivegotthisHere'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!
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!
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!Remember to Spring forward tonight or tomorrow morning!Posted for WEARINGTHINHappy Saturday!Good morning everyone!
Today is your New Beginning!Good morning!
Today is the day to be
YOU!!Posted a goalGood morning!
Here's a Heart Healthy
This is definitely her attitude!
😻Here's Your Sign!Challenge Yourself!I'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...
#ivegotthisPicture is Dr. Oz's
Corona virus survival protocol
Wash your hands & avoid crowdsReview your goals
And challenge yourself to be better than you were yesterday!
#imustmovemoreToday I ate a whole, whole lot of fresh vegetables and fresh fruit & a lil peanut butter 🤗
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!
#eattherainbowI 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.
#ivegotthisKnow the differenceMy appetite is back today!
1,479 calories In
1,229 Out so far! 🤗
#eatitburnitOur Kitty & I did our stretches this morning!
😻I 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!Posted a goalTo heck with Toilet Paper!Good morning!
I'm a Homebody & a Capricorn
So this staying home thing is my normal. I only go out when I have to...
Don't let this Isolation do this to you!
Instead of snacking
Get moving!Friday Funny!
Hubby & I are trying to decide if we want to vacation together or separately...
Lol!It is easier to build strong Children
Than it is to repair broken
Let's make today a
Super Sparking Sunday !!It is very apparent around here that our cat Starr's
are home way too much lately....
Lol!Don't let this be you!During this time of
Social Distancing we should:
🤪Something to think about...Quarantine Cookies!Just remember!
Lol!Our youngest Grandson had his 1st Birthday yesterday😍Stay Positive!
Stay Well!This says it all!
STAY HOME!My Best friends new grand daughter born yesterday 😍Lol!Our home
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!My idea of social distancing
Self isolation!My 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!My 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!
#Staywell#justdoitNow, i understand...
😁Social Distancing Means:Me & Grandsons #3 & #4
4 years ago today
Back in 2016
Here's your motivation
Tell yourself this & believe it!!
Because it is true!!
#ivegotthisThis was Me for the last 2 weeks...
Not anymore!Here's a "funny" for all you Moms!
😁To help curb sugar cravings
Time in microwave varies...Lol!day 825 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/30/2020With essentials being hard to find...
Here's my Warning:
Ya'll Better Not start hoarding
I'm locked & loaded! Lol!!I ❤ Walking!This is what I am doing!Posted a goalPosted a goalMy youngest 2 Grandson's!
Growing up so fast 💙💙Brotherly Love 💖
Grandson's #2 & #4Posted a goalMy neice is making masks for her fellow nurses & doctors!
😷💕While we're at home don't forget to do a workout
Your full name is your workout!
#justdoit3 weeks of staying home
This puzzle is the reason I didn't get my steps yesterday...
Today, I'm pretending its not there until I get my steps!
#justdoitUsing Quarantine time to do some picture reminiscing ...
Here's a picture of
Myself, my sister, & my brother🥰
At our Grandparents house,
Oh how I miss my Grandparents 💕
I was 6 years old, my sister was 11 months & my brother was 5 years old😍Consistently is the key to getting where you want to be!!Posted a goalEvery goal accomplished
Is because we have each other cheering us on!
Not just Women but you Men too!!
Thank You Spark Friends!The arrow is pointing to our Julie who is nesting!
See her hubby Romie?
He's standing guard & keeping her company!
He's so devoted!
🦆❤No matter what
Never stop!Posted a goalPosted a goalHappy Saturday!
This made me lol!!This 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! 🥰Wishing you a Wonderful Easter DayThese are delicious & only 6 grams of sugar per serving!
Thanks Easter Bunny! 🐰Visited 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!
🥰Here's 3 of my reasons why!
💙💙💙💙💙💙How some of us will be looking when this is over..
Lol!Thank you Heath Care Workers!!My goal for today!Breaking News!Good morning!
Laughter is the best medicine!
I ❤ Ozzy!It's Wednesday let's do this!Ever think that
Nothing should go
Back to Normal?
well maybe somedays! Lol!Posted a photoPosted a photoParents of school age children!We must take care of ourselves too!!
#JUSTDOITI 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!My Plan is not working out this week...
It's my fault...
#justdoitSo 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..
Grandson made a rainbiw on their front door 😍I'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!
🐰😻Carbquick Cheddar Biscuits
50 calories each
2 batches - 1!
😍Posted a goalPosted a goalPosted a goalWe WILL Succeed!!#staypositiveI laughed waaay to hard at this!
🤪Posted a goalLol!Checking the mail is now a
Main event around here...
😷💯Lol!We WILL Do what it TAKES!!
#justdoitHearing about too much domestic violence on the news during this pandemic...
Fortunately I have a plan...
🤗Most definitely!It's up to you!!
#justdoitWelcome to May!Friday Funny...
This is a picture of my Son in high school! Lol!
#truestory😻I've got a lap full of Love this morning 😻❤
##trulyblessedHappy Mother's Day!
❤Doing a lot of reflecting today
Oh the memories ❤I 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....
I think I need to chill til dinner!
Enjoy your day Mom's! ❤Visited my Mom yesterday
We had a picnic outdoors while still "social distancing"
❤My Sister, Mom & I 🥰Today is that day!
🎶🎵🎶Laughter is the Best medicine!
Have a terrific Tuesday!!My kind of Corona!Lol!Oh how I love my Coffee!
❤Working on increasing daily activity!
Beautiful Knock Out Rosebush my Mom gave me for Mother's Day 🌹❤#ivegotthisI love oysters!Yesterday 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!!
#goalzGreat idea!! Lol!!
#justdoitWoke up to this...
Thanks Hubby...I think...
Of course I had to eat some...
They were hot, and smelled like heaven!🥰
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! 🐖💕
#treatdayProud to be a
River Star Home!
A clean river starts here!Sunday's are the best days!!
##lifeisgoodIt's Taco Tuesday!!
🥑🌮Day 3 of rain & the ducks are trying to to decide if they want to swim in our pool...
They didn't thank goodness!
Lol!Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday ❤❤Sad 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...
Tip- Never ever sit naked in front of a mirror! Lol!
After all, Why create problems for yourself! 😁Mom can I go outside?
What does she do ???
Lazy Cat!!Happy Memorial Day Weekend!I 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!!Wishing you a motivated Memorial Day 🇺🇸Taking it
At a Time!Posted a photoHappy 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 😍
It should be fun!! It's our way of still honoring his Birthday while still social distancing
💙🎁🎁💙🥰Lol!So not feeling it today...
Trying to find my zippity do dah....
🤪Birthday Boy had his parade today !
My son & his familyMy Amaryllis are blooming!Grandson #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! 😍
Shrimp w/pineapple kabobs
Delicious Dinner!Hubby putting the stairs on the pool for me!
Now if it would just warm up!!
#wateraerobicsA Peaceful existence is
Never created by Violence
#prayingforpeaceRemember your Why!Absolutely!Our beautiful Strawberry moon!
I figured it out & signed up for the Summer 5% Challenge!!
These changes help to keep me motivated!!After 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!My 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 ❤I 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...
🐷Since I ❤ 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! 🐷❤Good 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!I got my Daddy some new work boots for Father's Day
But the box is mine! 😻It'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!
#lifeiswhatwemakeitMy buddy Mr.C had another stroke early this morning and is semi-comatose
😪🙏❤Posted a goalGot hubby a new Tshirt
Which reads: Real Men like their Pork Pulled! Lol!!
And Lawn Dice
#happydaddyYesterday we celebrated
Father's Day & 3 Birthday's!
#familyfundayVisited my other Father aka My Buddy Mr. C
He's at the end of his 93yr journey & will be missed by many 😪❤
My fav pic of us 💙❤Grandson #1 wrecked his
dirt bike yesterday & broke his arm! 😪💙
Yesterday was a crazy busy day!
I did really well I stayed in my calorie range & got my steps + some!!
#staystrongHeaven gained another Angel
RIP Mr. C
We will miss you
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!!
Picture is of my tomatoe plants they are lil but they are loaded with tomatoes!Morning's are my "me time" with lots of coffee out on our deck!
While Starr stalks the deck!
She's my "border patrol" lol!
😻☕😎❤Grilled Buffalo Turkey Breast Tenderloins &
Grilled Sweet & Spicy Salmon.
I couldn't decide so I made both!
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!
#lifeisgoodI always knock on the refrigerator door before opening it ....
in case there's a salad dressing! Lol!
Have a Terrific Thursday everyone!!Happy Birthday America!Happy Birthday America!!
🇺🇸Let's get our Sparkle On!!
❤ Spark People!!Always Always Always
It's Monday let's
Sparkle & Shine!!!!
#lifeisgoodStart your day with Positive thoughts
That will lead to
Creating a Positive day
When you do this every day
You will live a Positive life!!
Wednesday's words of Wisdom
#iamworthyDon't let the negative things in your life
#behappyNote to self
Not everyone has the same heart as you...
#keepingitrealSending my wonderful
Spark friends a virtual hug!
Because Ya'll are the best!!
❤Reviewing my goals
Seeing that I have been eating way too many carbs... +4lbs.. ugh!😪
Not a problem, I know what works for me.
So why do I keep eating the wrong foods??🤪
I'm going low carb, where I will say NO THANKS to simple carbs. 🙏
No more hamburger rolls, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans or icecream & cake.😋
Last weekend I got a lil to happy on 4th of July...🇺🇸
Picture is of the next project that I am going to do!Good Morning!Sundays are family fun days around here!
Yesterday we celebrated my nieces 26th birthday! 🎁🎂🎁
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!
#justdoitWe are family!
❤We all need a little pampering every now & then!Good morning!
Outside having my ☕
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!! 😍Today is the DAY!
I am starting a new workout routine!
#justdoitGoing to start drinking Lemon water again
It gives me the extra energy I need to power through my morning workouts!I love Green Tea!Making good choices
Creates better results!
#eathealthyI need coffee!! ☕☕☕☕
What ever you need to do
Just do it!
I always make this every summer with tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden 🍅🥒😍Taking 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...
🔥😎Let's Torch it
It's Tuesday!!Yes, I have extra minutes! Lol!
I Should use them to exercise!!
#justdoitSo 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!I'm getting so used to eating
Low Carb that I ate Low Carb on my High Carb day & I didn't even miss them!
#eatmoreveggiesEnjoy 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..
☔🌀☔This is how we do it!!Reviewing my goals:
I have not lost a single pound in months
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 betterPosted a goalStaying Positive!!Posted a goalPosted a goalWork for what you want!