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See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSo, I never truly posted a "before" picture because in all honesty, I don't have a lot of them laying around. I busily found myself on the other side of the camera, but I stumbled across this and yikes!! For anyone who doubts it can be done, DONT!! It just takes rime, determination and the ability to forgive yourself for being human and making missteps along the way. The leg t is me at my highest of 252 +/- lbs and the right is me currently at 140, just 5 lbs from my goal. #SparkSuccessSee this image largerChuckle for the daySee this image largerA beautiful start to what promises to be a fantastic Friday!See this image largerShe portrays my current mood at the moment. 🤣 Love my little fur princess! ❤See this image largerIive the relaxing feel of watching an afternoon storm roll over the island....See this image largerA beautiful end to a soggy run. This is why I love running in the rain. It truly transform routine to anything but .... #running #RunHappySee this image largerNSV, when You are up sick most of the night yet still get out the door and chalk up a 5.25 mile run. Rewarded with another rainbow too. #running #RunHappy #NSVSee this image larger1 million steps since May 1st, when I started using my new Garmin. Not so shabby. Thats about an average of 17,000 steps a day. #NSV #Steppin'UpSee this image largerNever give up!! Take that first step and out run the storm, you never know what your reward will be.See this image largerGiggle for the day ....See this image largerForgot how much I love being out on my bike. So relaxing I tend to forget about time and distance. D ONT get me wrong, I would rather be running, but until that ligament heals I am glad I have my bike. #biking #getlostSee this image largerI love a sandwich for lunch. It is quick, easy, filling and can be very low calorie. But, using bread makes the carb count hard to keep down, so I found these wraps at walmart. Low calorie, low fat, high protein and low carbs. #WinSee this image largerDaily chuckle...See this image largerReally missing my morning runs, but this isn't so bad. Another bike ride in the books. Almost have my self convinced I want to do the Conquer the Coast ride in September. 60 miles along the coastal bend in Texas. 🤔See this image largerIt is so easy to lose yourself in the ride when it is so open. I always carry my phone, mace, plenty of water and a repair kit.See this image largerTalked my darling hubby in to a nice coastal bike ride with me. I don't know if he knew this is what I had in mind. Put me over 100 miles for the week.See this image largerSee this image largerStill missing my runs, but feeling energized.See this image largerGood night sparkers!!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerGoing on 3 weeks of no running. Biking is getting boring and so is walking. Ugh. I wish I was a swimmer and had access to a pool. Guess it is time to drag out the old fitness DVD's. In the mean time, going to further my knowledge.See this image largerSee this image largerAnother 20+ in the books before the heat and wind kicked in full force. 86 degrees and 16 mph was enough for me. Have a Terrific Tuesday Sparkers!!See this image largerMy yoga buddy.See this image largerBe proud of every victory, no matter how small.See this image largerSo I found this tea at my local HEB (these stores are a treasure trove) and yum!! It claims to increase metabolism, suppress appetite and promote weight loss, which I don't really believe that a tea can do all that but it is CHOCOLATE and you can't go wrong there, right? I like it as it is calorie free yet has a nice light sweetness to it for those times I have a craving. Going to try it iced next. 😁See this image largerMy lunch visitors. These little guys come daily and frolic in our water fountain, anywhere from 4-12@ a time, along with a very dedicated pair of doves.See this image largerLooks like my workout buddy needed a break.See this image largerMorning run. Recovery has been rough. Going from running 10 miles to barely being able to eek out 3 is tough on the psyche. Thankfully I have such a beautiful view to motivate me each morning I lace up. #Running #Recovery #RunHappySee this image largerHard to believe that within the next 24-36 hours we will be experiencing a potential cat 3 hurricane. Prayers for all in the path of Harvey.See this image largerThe moment you realize you grabbed regular yogurt instead of greek yogurt.See this image largerMy favorite afternoon craving buster. Vanilla coconut today. #TeaTime #CravingBuster #TexasProudSee this image largerA beautiful day in the coastal bend today. Even with all the clean up going on, this is a welcome respite.See this image largerAnd I am off to the gym for a date with my trainer. Arms and core today. Woo hoo.... have a fantastic FridaySee this image largerMy poor little girl was up sick all night last night. After some hives on her belly and a trip to the dogster it is decided she has had an allergic reaction to something. She is on benadryl and resting now.See this image largerGood morning Spark family. Hope this week proves to be a success for us all. I am off to start week 2 of boot camp.See this image largerWeek 2 Day 2 boot camp done. Finished it off with 20 rounds of stair runs. #FeelingStrong #StrongIsTheNewSexy #GettingItDoneSee this image largerUnlike some of the other walking partners, mine isn't very energetic. She barely made it to the crash pad before landing after her morning walk. ❤See this image largerBeen craving spaghetti lately so that's what's for dinner .... spaghetti ... SQUASH .... with turkey meatballs and sugar free sauce. Pardon my fancy China as I am dining alone tonight and broke out the good paper plates. 😁See this image largerMy morning. Pictures don't do it justice, but my morning here on the Gulf coast are stunning.See this image largerA beautiful, albeit a muggy, morning for a run. Slow and easy was the name of the game this morning.See this image largerMixed it up a little today. 4 miles along the bay with some hills tossed in for grins.See this image largerDining alone again, but that's ok be abuse dinner is yummy. Spaghetti squash with turkey sauce. For me this has become a HUGE victory because there was a time when hubby worked late or was deployed, I would just grab something out and eat in front of the TV and mindlessly munch until it was all gone.See this image largerBeautiful morning for a beach run with the early morning surfers. Cowabunga dude!!See this image largerSmall lunch today in preps for dinner plans. Lots of fiber to keep that full feeling going. Watermelon, carrot sticks and greek yogurt with some dill ... tasty.See this image largerMy day so far. 🤣🤣See this image largerThis view and a 7 mile run ... no better way to start a Sunday! #running #RunHappy #LoveMyLifeSee this image largerSee this image largerWelcome to Remmi Grace ... She is my 40th (great) nephew/neice but I still get excited with each addition. I have no children of my own so I love them all like they are my own.See this image larger110+ minutes today; 4 mile run in the a.m. and a 4 mile walk to end the day #moveit(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSpent the day exploring San Antonio and enjoying the riverwalk. 20,000+ steps. See this image largerSo, I got talked in to doing Zumba this morning after my run. Not sure what I was thinking when I said sure.... it is the first time I have ever done zumba but I actually had a great time and looking forward to the next one. Moral of the story; Dint be afraid to step out of your box and try something new.See this image largerSee this image largerHappy #NationalPetDay Yes, it's upside down, cuz that's just how she rolls. My little stinker.See this image largerIn the middle of our move and I think some of us are already enjoying the new digs. She loves the porch in the morning with the sun and gentle gulf coast breeze. Perfect relaxation situation.See this image largerI got an amazing shot of the sun coming up this morning at the start if my run. Just didn't have time to share until now. An easy 3 miles then leg day with the trainer and STILL in between houses so working at both. Hope everyone is having a great hump day.See this image largerManaged to squeeze in a run this mornong. Leg work yesterday showed today. 😯 It was rough, especially mile 2 which was all against the wind. Now I am off to do some upper body and then shampoo carpets and clean our old house and get it ready to turn over on Monday. 🤗See this image largerHeaven! I bought the man of my life a new smoker he has been eyeballing, just because I love him ... (And he tolerated my need to move to a new home) ... so, this is what I got for Sunday dinner. Smoked turkey. Delish.See this image largerEnded our day yesterday with a walk on the beach with this little stinker. She was a hot mess when we got home but she had such a good time.See this image largerHaha. My running partner today. Not sure who he belongs to, but he made me feel very slow and sluggish. LOL. It was a slower run today, but I got it done. Not sure why, as the weather was percect. Now, off to piloxing. Have a terrific Tuesday sparklers!See this image largerGood morning Sparkers! Here is to a terrifically successful Thursday.See this image larger86% humidity,18 mph winds and 3.25 miles. That's how we run in South Texas. Have a fantastic Tuesday.See this image largerLUNCH! My darling man bought me sandwich press to in his words..."make my lunch hour more enjoyable" ... he was right. I like putting my protein of the hour in between a folded piece of Joseph's pita bread with a source of cheese and being rewarded with a toasty little slice of heaven. Today it was ham with brie and a couple cranberries. Yum.See this image largerAnother windy run. I put off to today what I should have done yesterday. This is my punishment. Ah, but the silver lining is that it's great training. TGIF!!See this image largerFinished the night last night with a walk along the bay. It was beautiful. Hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday.See this image largerWhen one of your photos become a gallery wrapped canvas it is an amazing feeling. It never gets old ... Still as exciting as the first time. 🤗 #NSVSee this image largerMorning run and then yoga on the beach. Followed by zumba and piloxing at the gym this afternoon. Havijng this scenery every day is soul soothing.See this image largerMy newest adventure? Paddle boarding today .... So much fun.See this image largerExcited for my first Beach to Bay relay. It was so nice fianlly meeting @LORI_LIFTS at the expo. Lets talk about that Harbor Half.See this image largerWhat a great rime we had Saturday. My team truly worked as a team. We all stuck together and finished strong and united. Nothing sweeter than crossing that finish line together. #running #RunHappy #teamworkSee this image largerI even got to enjoy a cold one at the finish line with my man, once I found him. We were on different teams, so finished seperately. It was my first race "without" him.See this image largerWhen you and your workout partner have different goals. She is a stinker.See this image largerWhen you and your workout partner have different goals.See this image largerToday's workout includes, water, sun, surf and sand.See this image largerA slow steamy run this morning. Will be squeezing in some Matt pilates at lunch hour.See this image largerMy old trusty scale, that I have had for going on close to 8 years, started to misbehave and figured it was time to invest in a new one. This one is so slim and compact and weighs in Oz., Fl. Oz., Lbs., Grams and ML. I would be lost without my scale. I weigh practically EVERYTHING to get a more accurate calorie count.See this image largerOur backyard, and front yard, are completely under water. Rain, rain .... no running again today. That's o.k., still recouping from this illness. A day on the couch with a good book is in orderSee this image largerI just did it!! I am now a student studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Ack!! I have been flirting with the idea for a while, but when my gym extended an offer of employment if I take the leap, how could I not?! Excited and nervous.See this image largerLunch. I have started using small desert plates for my meals, especially lunch so that it appears to be more.See this image largerFinally got my book today. I already started reading online but excited to have the hard copy!!See this image largerThese are my babies. Lulabelle and Cat.See this image largerArm day at the gym today. Slowly, but surely, they are getting some shape (not just round) and definition. Even my bat wing is starting to tighten up a little. Not bad for a 50-something ....See this image larger30 minutes of circuit training followed by a 3 mile run. Now, lunch!! Then off to study for a couple hours. Seems like there isn't enough time in the day sometimes. Read for the weekend.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerGreat workout today!! All upper body with some core and legs tossed in as assisters. Have a Sparkling Wednesday yall.See this image largerThis girl cracks me up. She may not be much of a walking partner, but she is a definite mood booster.See this image largerFresh off the boat for dinner last night. Delicious.See this image largerIts what's for lunch after a good intense workout. Covers carbs, protein, fats and fiber.See this image largerAnn early morning run along the shores of our beautiful city yesterday. If you look close, you can see the cityscape in the background. This is the first competitive run I have done in close to 6 months. It felt good.See this image largerDidnt get enough yesterday so another 5+ miles along the waterfront this morning. I absolutely LOVE my city. Nice hilly terrain and fresh gulf coast breezes made for a fresh start.See this image largerGood morning sparkers!! Today the man and I celebrate 21 years of marriage. Where did the time go. He has struck with me through thick and thin, literally. I couldn't ask for a more supportive man to take this journey with me. No worries on food today as we always go out to a special location on this day. Just going to enjoy it and this beautiful day that the Good Lord has blessed us with.See this image largerCouldn't ask for a more beautiful morning for a run. Happy Tuesday Sparkers. May the start of your day be just as awe inspiring.See this image largerA hot, humid and windy run to get the day started. Now, off to zumba and then some strength training. Have a sparkly day my friends.See this image largerSo, these just got delivered by my all time favorite man about town (the FedEx driver) and OMG, I am in love. I am torn between wanting to go run in them right this minute and wanting to preserve them in their beautiful pristine condition. They have another pair of limited editions for breast cancer that i want but not sure how hubby's reception of this pair will be yet.. LOL.See this image largerRough weekend with a sick puppy. Very little sleep and not a whole lot of exercise. Had to clear my mind this morning and was given the gift of Gods therapy, a string of pelicans included. May you all have a sparkling Monday.See this image largerSee this image largerAwe!! My princess is feeling so much better and getting back to her old self. This is her best friend. When she gets on him she chews his head and licks it and then jumps off and slings it around.See this image largerThree months come to a conclusion today as I sit for my proctored exam to get my training certification. Hopefully when I walk out of that room I will officially be a ... CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER. I am so excited to start this new journey . I have learned so much over the past 3 months and I truly feel that I can make a difference for someone else who may be at the beginning of this journey and struggling.See this image largerYeah!!See this image largerIts official. I am now a trainer in training with Ultra Body Fitness. So excited , a little nervous and very ready to help others along the journey to reaching their goals.See this image largerGood Morning Sparkers. What a magnificent day here on the Texas coast. Have a wonderful Wednesday.See this image largerIt was a beautiful start to a Friday this morning. Finally, no clouds and rain in south TexasSee this image larger1st annual Run the Runway at Corpus Christi International Airport. What an experience. Placed 4th in my division, was a tough field of ladies, and 195th out of a field of 718 runners. Not so bad .See this image largerSee this image largerIt's a work in progress, but i am starting to notice the muscle under what use to be fat and flab. Ignore the lose skin, but after 120+ weight loss over 5p, I will take it. A lot of hard work and patience pays off.See this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger3 hour kayak trip today! My first. So fun.See this image largerMy view today.See this image largerOff the beaten path.See this image largerSee this image largerFirst half for 2018 on the calendar. Very excited. It will be a long weekend in San Antonio for hubby and myself to take in some of the sights and get a good run in. #Running #RunHappy #AlamoHalf #RunTexasSee this image largerThat moment you put on new running shoes and grow an inch and you realize that maybe the old ones were way past their expiration date. They will be retiring after getting me 600+ miles down the road. #RunningSee this image largerProof that tracking dedication works. I have been struggling lately, but rededicated myself to tracking and I am rewarded with 3.5 lbs down this week. I am now 5.5 lbs away from my goal. I started out at 252 lbs, and it has been a long hard journey with lots of ups and downs, but thanks to spark and all the great people connected to it, I stayed the course and success is within reach #SparkleOnSee this image largerTough beach race this morning. Stomach cramps and just not feeling it, but still managed to place 3rd. I am #407 ... 😎See this image largerMy steps for the month of May. WoW!!See this image largerA nice 3 mikes along the beach and a 2.50# loss on the scales. Great way to start the weekend.See this image largerSo, I found these today in my local grocery store. They are little Apple filled buns and quite tasty. Only 70 calories per bun 14 carbs, 0 fat, and 50 mg of potassium, which is something I have a hard time getting enough of. You can also warm them ... yum. They also had a berry one which I might try later.See this image largerSee this image largerLunch today! I has become very slack about tracking my food and staying within my calorie range from time to time. This week I planned every single Neal and snack on Sunday and so far I have done wonderful.See this image largerFinally dusted off the bike and took it for its first soon around the island. Holy wind batman!! Not the best ride I have ever done, but it has been about 6 months, so not to shabby. #cyclingSee this image largerWhat a beautiful ending to a terrific run! Have a great day! 5 glorious miles and one minute of reflection. #running #runhappy (1 comments)See this image largerNice beach run this afternoon and then a nice relaxing cool down with this beautiful view...See this image largerLunch ... and then to the beachSee this image largerBackyard visitor(1 comments)See this image largerSunset on the Bay(2 comments)See this image largerBridge to Paradise(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerCaptured 1st Place in my age group(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerweek 8 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 3/8/2015See this image largerweek 6 of my streak for "Walk/Run 10 Miles per Week" earned 3/8/2015See this image largerday 95 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/8/2015(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerFirst 5k 10/25/2014 35:18 finish(6 comments)See this image largerSmoky Skies(1 comments)See this image largerOur tough little man Moose(5 comments)See this image largerOur little Princess LulaBelle(6 comments)See this image largerPtarmigan Lake(2 comments)See this image largerTwo Medicines Lake(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHiking August 2013(1 comments)See this image largerMy first try at snow shoeing December 2013See this image largerFirst Hike of the year June 2014(1 comments)See this image largerHiking July 2014(1 comments)See this image largerAt the entrance to Ptarmigan Tunnel August 2013See this image larger2000 feet up ....(3 comments)See this image largerAlong the trail(8 comments)See this image larger

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