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day 50 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 12/30/2014day 100 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 2/18/2015Great day with the family. This little scarecrow has my heart!! I'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!My visual inspiration my grandson drew on my whiteboard at work to make sure I can always see the light...Eithan's lighthouse!day 90 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/19/2017Make sure you drink your water!Posted a photoStill working on getting my fats lower. But this is actually pretty good balance for me. Baby steps!Sunday morning chuckle!😊My 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.Relax, Enjoy, and get some Activities in your day!Posted a photoYesterday's inspiration! My husband and I visited this lighthouse 16 years ago on our 2nd date!Taking my walk 🚶♀️There 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!Change!Late morning walk with my kids in memory of my Dad! Today 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!Every journey is better when you laugh!Dinner: 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!Took an afternoon walk today to pick up my grandson from school. 34 degrees and beautiful!Delicious 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.Excellent 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.Got my walk in today! Walked to pick up my grandson from daycare. Easy 2 miles when its sunny and nice out.Morning breakfast!Down 2.6 pounds this week...Yay!Just did my work out - 75 minutes of shoveling snow...is it spring yet?Out 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!!Drinking my lemon water!3.14 and I did not have any pie today! So proud of myself.
Who else was able to pass on pi?My 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.day 60 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/18/2018Happy 1st day of Spring!My 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.Lost 3 pounds this week!! Yay!! Maybe I've finally broken through that plateau I've been fighting.Found 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.Happy Easter to you and your families!I'm down a little again this week...slow but steady!Lost 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!Went 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! 😎Goal 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.day 90 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 5/5/2018day 108 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/5/2018day 90 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 5/5/2018week 15 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 5/5/2018My evening walk. The weather was beautiful!Got 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep but I'm still so tired! 😴3 plus hours of raking, cutting wood, stacking and picking up branches. Great day outside with my little helpers! ❤I finally passed the 20 pound loss mark since January...this past week I lost 3 pounds! Woo hoo!!Great trip today lots of walking...just under 2 hours. Beautiful sites along our way as well. Enjoying the simple things in life!Had 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.Great 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!We 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.Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!This 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!!Slow 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!!Merry Christmas Spark Friends! Wishing everyone a blessed holiday!Happy New Year from my family to yours! 🎉Grocery 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!Get out and enjoy this beautiful day - May the 4th be with YOU!Today 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.This 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.Lawn mowing done...great morning exercise! Now to enjoy this 4th of July!This 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! ❤Date 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.Happy Halloween Eve! May you all have a happy and healthy day ahead! 🎃Happy Halloween 🎃👻🎃Happy Thanksgiving! May you all have a wonderful day!Merry Christmas to all! Have a safe and happy holiday!! 🎄Last 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 #enjoyinglifeI "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!!Wishing everyone a bright and healthy Sunday!Beautiful weekend...spent plenty of time outside with my grandsons. Playing basketball, practicing tennis shots and chalk art in the driveway.Good Morning! Happy 1st day of May to you all!! 🌷Yesterday I spent the day at the cabin...raking, walking, chatting and just relaxing with nature!Bought my grandson his first year bike of his own...he was so proud to bike around. He is always my happy place...my inspiration! ❤My musical inspiration when working out! Love the Elvis variety! 🎵🎹🎶🎼This was too cute not to share! Happy Mother's Day! 🌷Sharing some love today! Hope you all have a awesome Wednesday! ❤Since 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!!Need to start my weekend off with a little humor! Happy Saturday!!Down 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!! ❤My beautiful walk yesterday checking out Bond Falls in the UP.Spent the day at the cabin enjoying the outdoors. Beautiful place to just enjoy the simple things in life!This 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.Happy Father's Day to my dad in heaven!! Miss you every day!! ❤️Found this charm during our walk yesterday afternoon! Be Fearlessly Authentic!Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy Sunday!I 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!Finally 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. ❤️Stay safe and enjoy your 4th of July!! 🎆Today 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! 🎉🥳💕Heading to the cabin for the weekend. It's supposed to be hot and our cabin does not have air. 🥵 But I'll get in plenty of steps outside. 🚶🏽♀️ 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! 💦. 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!Enjoyed 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! 😁Lost this wonderful man Saturday evening at the young age of 48, due to congestive heart failure. 😥 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.Up 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!!My 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! 👣Heading 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! 💖Took a walk to the end of the cabin road and back today with my son and daughter-in-law. Beautiful day!Alter work walk in.Before dinner walk, enjoying the last of summer like weather! Absolutely beautiful out!Got my pre-dinner walk in tonight!I got to facetime with my son and granddaughter yesterday...she is still in NICU, up to 3lbs 8oz. She is doing amazing! Can't wait for the day I can meet her and hold her. ❤️🥰❤️Part of our Walk to End Alzheimer's Team Grampa! We walked the same path we did the first year we participated with my dad. Now we walk in memory of him! It was a beautiful day. 55 minute walk with family and friends! 💜Little Hazel Grace is my little cheerleader! 3lbs 14.4oz. She is my Amazing Grace! 🥰.I should have read this months ago! So far I'm doing great and feeling positive! Happy Saturday to everyone!Yes it is!My oldest granddaughter...loves to goof around and be silly. Trying on costume pieces while we decorated for Halloween on Sunday! ❤️🎃❤️
Wishing everyone a Happy Tuesday!I earned my Teddy Bears Fall 2020 badge! I'm so excited to be part of this team! 🧸Eating my low carb breakfast and felt like I needed a slight change this morning...so I added a quarter cup of raspberries! What a added treat!102 minutes of walking around at the cabin today. The entire family took a walk from the lake to the end of our road and back, just under 4 miles. Great exercise and even better company!! ❤️Enjoy the natural beauty life has blessed us with! ❤️A little encouraging thought!My precious little granddaughter Hazel Grace hit 5 lbs yesterday! 🥳🎉🥳 Hopefully she will be home within the next week.The last two weeks been putting in a lot of OT. I noticed that when I work earlier and don't eat breakfast I've been hungry and snacking after dinner. Breakfast is so important to helping me feel fuller all day and well into those evening hours!Happy Halloween!Happy Halloween! 🎃This mini bar has been in my desk drawer for 3 weeks now and still has not been eaten. I love chocolate and it's been the hardest thing to cut back on. So I left this mini in my desk drawer in case I was craving chocolate. 3 weeks later and it's still in my drawer! When I've craved something sweet I've gone for fruits and so far that's satisfied the crave. Gonna see how long this bar can survive! 😁Little Hazel Grace was 3 mos old yesterday! She's been home for 2 weeks. Saturday was the first day I got to hold her for real. She is about 5lbs 9ozs and absolutely beautiful! Such a precious little miracle! 🥰Posted a photoFeeling good as I continue to make progress!Good Morning...make it a great day!Yesterday's outdoor activities at the cabin! Got in plenty of walking with the family! Absolutely beautiful weather!Hazel Grace is 16.5 weeks old and up to 7 lbs 8 ozs. Those chubby cheeks are such a beautiful sight! 🥰I lost 4.79% during the Fall 5% challenge! I'm so proud of myself! I thought for sure with it ending the week of Thanksgiving I would have had a gain, but I didn't let one day of extra eating disrupt my hard work the past 8 weeks. I lost weight every week during the 8 week challenge. Looking forward to the 2021 5% Winter Challenge!Hazel Grace came to visit me Sunday night. Mom heads back to work today, so little Hazel will be going to her other Grandma's while Mommy and Daddy work. She is growing so nicely! Look at those cheeks! 🥰. Happy December 1st!!Merry Christmas Eve to all! I work till 4:30, then hoping to get to Christmas Eve Mass at 6pm. We are celebrating our family Christmas on Saturday, so it's just the hubby and I tonight! First time in about 19 years. 🎄Merry Christmas Eve!Our Christmas celebration with my children and grandkids yesterday! Hazel Grace celebrated her 1st Christmas! Such a beautiful day! ❤️Started a new organizational plan for 2021...and I started it yesterday! Clean one new space every week! Trying to improve organization while getting rid of things I don't need or use anymore. Went through my lazy susan cabinet yesterday and reduced by two grocery bags of things I no longer use. This week is kitchen drawers...like the utensil drawer that always gets jammed when trying to open.Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!! Let's spread happiness and joy for life!! Thank you all for being here for me on a daily basis - Let's show 2021 how strong we are! #2021goalsBack on track: 2 scrambled eggs topped with cheese and a huge cup of hot tea! 🍴So happy to cross off that last day of 2020! 30 minutes then I'll be done working till next year! LolSpending New Years Eve at home with my beautiful grandchildren! Thank you 2020 for our beautiful baby Hazel Grace, but we are ready for 2021!! 🎉🥂🎊Welcome 2021!Happy Friday! Enjoy this beautiful day we have been given!One step at a time! 👣This is so true and a great reminder to all! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!Each day is a fresh new start, keep moving forward! 🏃🏼♀️👣🧘🏼♀️I focus on being happy! Enjoying the simple things in life! Stay positive, and focus on what you want! 🤗Sharing a little Love to all my wonderful Spark friends! The world can always use more love! Thank you for always being there for each other! ❤️🌹❤️Today is my daughter's 34th birthday! She asked for Turtle Cheesecake so that is what I made her. Have to say it looks pretty delicious...I may have to sample a small itsy bitsy tiny piece - you know, for quality control! 😁Got to see my little Hazel Grace yesterday, she is now 6 months old! Her smile will be sure to brighten your day!Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful Friends! Hope your day is as special as you are. I'm so lucky to have friends like you! Be happy & enjoy the one's you love! 💖Wishing everyone a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!
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