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Peonies. These flowers are the biggest I've ever seen and stand right at 4'tall.



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Lilies from my garden today.


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Hello. My name is Brenda. I'm from Missouri.

Spring has sprung! Yay! I will be sharing lots of flower pictures. They're my babies now.

My boys are grown and won't be long until the youngest is gone.
It's time for me to take care of me.
I'm driven to make this weight loss thing happen this time.

I work as an Operations Manager for a local WISP.
I work on Saturdays, pt, for a local veterinarian. I really don't consider it work, it's more like volunteering. I love working with the animals and praying over them. Sometimes I get it in my head I can lay my hands on them and God will heal them. It hasn't happened yet and I don't know why I have that feeling, but I know I comfort them. The girls at the clinic tease me. They say, "It ain't Saturday if Brenda's not crying." When I have to hold someone's baby for blood draw or anything I view as scary or painful, I hum to them or sing and crocodile tears run down my face. It's like I feel their energy. I really think those other girls think I'm crazy. But I know I would like to think someone would treat my baby that way.

I had a 13 y.o. white pekingese, Li'l Bit, recently passed. 1/20/20
I have 10 y.o. deerhead chihuahua, Rascal and a 2 y.o. terrier mix, Mama Dog.
My 19 year old son, has a 6 y.o. english bulldog that lives with him in my basement. Her name is Lola.

I love gardening. I have grown vegetables for many years. And got into flower gardening in the last 6 years or so. I had my own business for a time gardening with elderly ladies who couldn't do everything for themselves any more. I loved it.

Photography is another passion of mine. I also have worked as a professional portrait photographer, doing senior portraits, family portraits, maternity portraits, pet portraits and wedding photography.

Grew up on a farm. Been around farming pretty much all my life. Bought a house 2 1/2 years ago in my hometown. It's weird living in town and having neighbors so close. I live in one of the oldest neighborhoods in town. It's a great neighborhood. I have 5 lots. I love watching my son and his friends play football in the yard or the neighbor kids fly their drones over here.

LOVE those KANSAS CITY CHIEFS your
LIV Superbowl Champions!!!

GO CHIEFS!!!!!! AFC CHAMPIONS 2019!

~Spark On!~


Member Since: 10/21/2019

My Goals:
There was a time when I walked 4 miles every morning before work. I would like to get back to a walking regimen. I enjoyed it so much and I know what benefits await.


My Program:
RULES FOR A "SPARK"LING LIFE! (adapted from RULES FOR A "SPARK"LING WEEK!!!)

1. Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle!

2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

3 . Learn!! Read as much as you can and gain knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle!

4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.

5. Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?

6. Reach Out !!... by encouraging others and being supportive in their times of need.

7. Lift Up !!.. Your spirit....as this journey is not only about your body and weight loss but the changes with your mind and soul too!

8, Get moving !! ... Find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sneak in as much exercise as possible!



Personal Information:
I am a 58 yo, single, female professional. I have 2 grown young men that call me mom. And 2 little dogs that bark me master. I bought a new home and started a new career 2 and 3 years ago respectively.


Other Information:
I enjoy gardening, photography, writing and just being in the moment.




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  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    Thank you for your support and encouragement in reading and commenting on my blog. I value you. Have a beautiful day. Ruthie
    238 days ago
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

    Helen Keller
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    240 days ago
  • v SHAKTI816
    Hey Lovely!
    I wouldn't say my eating is completely off course. I'm not lost... just keep finding myself taking little detours off the path. Maybe explore this banana bread over here at the church potluck then take a little tour by the bowl at the office with all the Christmas chocolate. LOL

    I've let myself have a few things lately that would normally be off limits. I justify it's okay because it's CHRISTMAS TIME right?! I think it's fine for now...somewhere between healthy eating and binging Nutella...so I'm keeping myself close to the trail.

    I've been doing keto for so long and I'm taking a break from it and just focusing on calories now. So for now that's my biggest thing to adjust to. If I'm not happy with progress then after the holidays I'll kickstart and go strict keto again for a while. I need to push myself a little harder at the gym too. I've been going but I've been comfortably exercising and not getting that full on can't breathe ugly sweat stuff going.

    You have the right idea about all that water. I need to take your attitude about that and incorporate it into my philosophy. I know I'd do better if I get more H2O in. Thanks for the email. I already knew I needed to adjust and buckle down a little more to get through the holidays without backsliding but it's just what I needed to help me fix my attitude.
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    243 days ago
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    Thanks for saying hello. I too hope you have a good day, and a great rest of the week!
    J
    243 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    I am so grateful for you reading and commenting on my blog. Knowing I have support on this journey means so much. I hope you have a beautiful day. Ruthie
    245 days ago
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