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See this image largerSee this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerday 50 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 12/30/2014See this image largerday 100 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 2/18/2015See this image largerGreat day with the family. This little scarecrow has my heart!! See this image largerSee this image largerI've packed on so many pounds again! I'm now at my all time highest weight. I'm tired of losing and putting weight back on. I want to stay on track! I've got three months before my sons wedding and my goal is to lose 25 lbs by then. In the past week I've lost 5 lbs...forward is my goal!See this image largerMy visual inspiration my grandson drew on my whiteboard at work to make sure I can always see the light...Eithan's lighthouse!See this image largerday 90 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/19/2017See this image largerMake sure you drink your water!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStill working on getting my fats lower. But this is actually pretty good balance for me. Baby steps!See this image largerSunday morning chuckle!See this image larger😊See this image largerMy very first pic of myself at this weight. I'm down 10 lbs since May 30th, (lost another pound this week) so I thought I better get a "before" photo soon so I will be able to see for myself what others see during my weight loss journey.See this image largerRelax, Enjoy, and get some Activities in your day!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerYesterday's inspiration! My husband and I visited this lighthouse 16 years ago on our 2nd date!See this image largerTaking my walk πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈSee this image largerThere is always a bright side in every day - down a couple more pounds this week. Heading out for a walk now, got to keep busy! Have a great day everyone!See this image largerChange!See this image largerLate morning walk with my kids in memory of my Dad! See this image largerToday is my Dads memorial service. A week ago today was the last time I seen him alive. It's going to be rough day today. Please give me strength!See this image largerEvery journey is better when you laugh!See this image largerDinner: Baked pork chop breaded w/ crushed pork rinds and seasoning with a side of zucchini noodles w/broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. 318 calories and 4 net carbs. The breading was awesome - first time using pork rinds for anything. Yum!See this image largerTook an afternoon walk today to pick up my grandson from school. 34 degrees and beautiful!See this image largerDelicious lunch: Baked chicken tenders coated w/crushed pork rinds, seasoning and ranch for dipping along with sauteed zucchini rounds with salt, pepper, and garlic. 341 calories with 6 net carbs.See this image largerExcellent lunch: Left over shredded pork quesadilla with a dollop of sour cream/salsa and fresh fruit for dessert. 362 calories and 14.9 net carbs. Absolutely delicious! YUM!! Love using Mission low carb tortillas.See this image largerGot my walk in today! Walked to pick up my grandson from daycare. Easy 2 miles when its sunny and nice out.See this image largerMorning breakfast!See this image largerDown 2.6 pounds this week...Yay!See this image largerJust did my work out - 75 minutes of shoveling snow...is it spring yet?See this image largerOut of eggs 😳...so I made a bacon w/chicken and cheese quasidilla for breakfast with a side of fresh fruit. (383 calories and 13 net carbs) Tastes delicious! Yum!!See this image largerDrinking my lemon water!See this image larger3.14 and I did not have any pie today! So proud of myself. Who else was able to pass on pi?See this image largerMy morning breakfast...ran out of raspberries so I had a 1/2 cup of blueberries...very delicious but higher in carbs then I'd like.See this image largerday 60 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/18/2018See this image largerHappy 1st day of Spring!See this image largerMy breakfast...it tastes like banana pudding - Yum!! Great for mornings like today when I don't have time to make a hot breakfast. 30g of protein, 160 calories and 3 net carbs.See this image largerLost 3 pounds this week!! Yay!! Maybe I've finally broken through that plateau I've been fighting.See this image largerFound a great tasting low carb multigrain bread. Only 45 calories and 6.5 net carbs per slice. A great treat for when I'm craving a slice of bread. Only $2.50 a loaf at Sam's Club.See this image largerHappy Easter to you and your families!See this image largerI'm down a little again this week...slow but steady!See this image largerLost a couple more pounds since Wednesday's weigh in day. Feeling good and been very positive. Thanks for all the positive comments on my last post, it was so encouraging! Slow but steady that's what's important!See this image largerWent to the cabin yesterday and as you can see still too much snow to drive in. So the kids and I walked up to the cabin. Half mile in and half mile out. It was a beautiful walk. Only about 45 degrees but the sun was warm. Fresh air and hike through the snow felt so good. Cabin has always been my retreat! 😎See this image largerGoal for May...make sure I'm getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night. For years I've had such disruptive sleep. I'd wake up 2-3 times a night...lucky to get 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep. In the past week and a half, since I started my sleep log, I'm finally getting 6... some days 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. Going to try 1 extra hour a night for my May goal.See this image largerday 90 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 5/5/2018See this image largerday 108 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/5/2018See this image largerday 90 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 5/5/2018See this image largerweek 15 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 5/5/2018See this image largerMy evening walk. The weather was beautiful!See this image largerGot 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep but I'm still so tired! 😴See this image larger3 plus hours of raking, cutting wood, stacking and picking up branches. Great day outside with my little helpers! ❀See this image largerI finally passed the 20 pound loss mark since January...this past week I lost 3 pounds! Woo hoo!!See this image largerGreat trip today lots of walking...just under 2 hours. Beautiful sites along our way as well. Enjoying the simple things in life!See this image largerHad a great day at the cabin yesterday with the kids. We got a lot of work done and had fun doing it. The weather was beautiful! Looking forward to many more weekends at the cabin. Being outside and keeping active. Living life...not just watching anymore.See this image largerGreat day yesterday...plenty of walking and hiking along the waterfalls. It was so refreshing with 79 degrees and a light breeze. Beautiful place to see!See this image largerWe did about 2 hours walking and hiking yesterday up and around Bond Falls! Absolutely beautiful weather; plenty of sun, about 79 degrees with a gentle breeze! Got a good amount of cardio along with great workout on the legs.See this image largerHope everyone has a wonderful weekend!See this image largerThis is one of the reasons I'm out being active...keeping up with my 3 year old grandson. Love love love spending time outside with him!!See this image largerSlow but steady...progress is still progress! I don't see it as much as I feel it. Walked 3 plus hours on Monday and didn't even have to stop and rest. Felt great!!See this image largerMerry Christmas Spark Friends! Wishing everyone a blessed holiday!See this image largerHappy New Year from my family to yours! πŸŽ‰See this image largerGrocery shopping done...lots of fruits, veggies, and chicken/ turkey breast for the week. Groceries put away, tuna for lunch now time to get a walk in on the gorgeous Saturday!See this image largerSee this image largerGet out and enjoy this beautiful day - May the 4th be with YOU!See this image largerToday is Free Comic Book day - if you have comic/superhero fans in your life take them to your local comic book store to get their FREE comic books...also a great way to get the young kids a new interest without a costly investment.See this image largerThis afternoons walk with my husband! Beautiful weather, he stepped in a sinkhole and got his shoe and pants leg all muddy so we cut our walk short, but it was still a nice walk.See this image largerLawn mowing done...great morning exercise! Now to enjoy this 4th of July!See this image largerThis is my peaceful place! I love the outdoors when I'm here! Long walks, clearing the mind, and enjoying the simple things! Feeling good Friday! ❀See this image largerDate night with my DH at the gym. Only did 30 minutes but that's more time at the gym then I've done all year. Wanted to make sure I didn't overdue so I can go again Sunday morning.See this image largerHappy Halloween Eve! May you all have a happy and healthy day ahead! πŸŽƒSee this image largerHappy Halloween πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸŽƒSee this image largerHappy Thanksgiving! May you all have a wonderful day!See this image largerMerry Christmas to all! Have a safe and happy holiday!! πŸŽ„See this image largerLast Sunday of 2019...off to the gym! Been consistent with my workout plan now since Oct 25th. To some that may not be big, but for me its huge! I plan on keeping my promise to myself as I move forward into 2020! I'm proud of what I've accomplished in 2019 relating to better health. #allabouthealthyme #enjoyinglifeSee this image largerI "check-in" each day I go to the gym as a way of making me feel accountable. Yesterday a friend of mine commented on my update and it felt so good to hear from a friend that she felt inspired by me! Sometimes its those little things like that which make all the hard work and dedication worth it!!See this image largerWishing everyone a bright and healthy Sunday!See this image largerBeautiful weekend...spent plenty of time outside with my grandsons. Playing basketball, practicing tennis shots and chalk art in the driveway.See this image largerGood Morning! Happy 1st day of May to you all!! 🌷See this image largerYesterday I spent the day at the cabin...raking, walking, chatting and just relaxing with nature!See this image largerBought my grandson his first year bike of his own...he was so proud to bike around. He is always my happy place...my inspiration! ❀See this image largerMy musical inspiration when working out! Love the Elvis variety! 🎡🎹🎢🎼See this image largerThis was too cute not to share! Happy Mother's Day! 🌷See this image largerSharing some love today! Hope you all have a awesome Wednesday! ❀See this image largerSince our state opened this morning without restrictions I thought it was a good time to reflect on what I've learned through this experience! 2020 really is the year of clearer vision!!See this image largerNeed to start my weekend off with a little humor! Happy Saturday!!See this image largerDown another pound this week, that's 4.4 pounds lost in May...I see the rainbow coming through the clouds! Chalk art courtesy of my granddaughter!! ❀See this image largerMy beautiful walk yesterday checking out Bond Falls in the UP.See this image largerSpent the day at the cabin enjoying the outdoors. Beautiful place to just enjoy the simple things in life!See this image largerThis is now my break room...as of today I will officially be working from home. Been doing this since March when safer at home started but was given the chance to continue. Many perks to this job and this is #1.See this image largerHappy Father's Day to my dad in heaven!! Miss you every day!! ❀️See this image largerFound this charm during our walk yesterday afternoon! Be Fearlessly Authentic!See this image largerWishing everyone a beautiful and happy Sunday!See this image largerI try to teach my family to be creative...it helps relieve stress and express ourselves. It also directs attention from TV and snacking. Bought my granddaughter some canvas so she could draw and paint. Her first work of art!See this image largerFinally have some of my lillies blooming. Usually the deer and/or rabbits chew them off but this year I've been able to enjoy them. Enjoying the simple pleasures in life. ❀️See this image largerStay safe and enjoy your 4th of July!! πŸŽ†See this image largerToday I'm 52 years young! I'm very blessed with such a beautiful family and friends. I feel I'm still a young grandma and get to enjoy doing many things with my family. I thank God everyday for the blessings I've been given. My birthday wish is that each and everyone of you has a wonderful year ahead! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ’•See this image largerHeading to the cabin for the weekend. It's supposed to be hot and our cabin does not have air. πŸ₯΅ But I'll get in plenty of steps outside. πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Plan is to finish trimming the branches back on our mile long driveway. I see rain this morning but then should clear up till this evening. 😁 Drink plenty of water! πŸ’¦. Might even get in a swim if the rain holds off this afternoon. 🏊 Love spending time outdoors at my happy place. ❀️ 😎😍 Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!See this image largerEnjoyed the weekend but got too much of an upper body/arm workout in, trimming all the branches along our driveway and pathways. Did that all on Sunday and am still feeling the soreness this morning. But the weekend was still so awesome and enjoyed the quality family time. Happy Tuesday! 😁See this image largerLost this wonderful man Saturday evening at the young age of 48, due to congestive heart failure. πŸ˜₯ He was my nephew that I've been very close to and I just can't believe he's gone! Please keep my family and I in your thoughts. July has been a difficult month...I'm ready to move on to August and hope it has happier days in store.See this image largerUp and getting ready for the cabin. Love spending time at the cabin with the kids. Nature, no electricity, campfires, cookouts, outdoors beauty and relaxation! Just what's needed to maintain good mental health in these uncertain times! Enjoy your weekend friends!!See this image largerSee this image largerMy baby granddaughter who was born 3 months early will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. She is up to 1 lb 12.4 oz and breastfeeding 15 ml now. That's a 5 oz gain in 3 weeks. I never truly realized how important those little steps are. It's really not about loosing or gaining pounds. It's about getting stronger physically and mentally. She is getting stronger and those are the baby steps we talk about! Celebrate the baby steps! πŸ‘£See this image largerHeading to the cabin with my beautiful family for the day! It's going to be a perfect weather day to spend it outside! Feeling thankful for my many blessings today! Hope everyone takes some time today to appreciate the things you have! Happy Saturday! πŸ’–See this image largerTook a walk to the end of the cabin road and back today with my son and daughter-in-law. Beautiful day!See this image largerAlter work walk in.See this image largerBefore dinner walk, enjoying the last of summer like weather! Absolutely beautiful out!

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