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This took my breath away on my walk this a.m., in a neighbors yard.New peach tree. I love urban gardening!Studying on my deck and this guy fluttered in for a photo op. I live my gardens!It's raining really hard right now and I thought I'd share a picture of my dry Creek which is mostly full. This garden project was fun and Lord knows I blasted a lot of calories digging and planting. I still want to plant more hostas on the ,"naked" side of it.Happy dog day from my dog to you!Embrace yourself picture.Priorities, groceries $47, orchid's and supplies $97. LOLAnother orchidI just went to get a tomato from the garden, not many more times that will happen this season, and this!!!! So many butterfly's on my butterfly Bush!Had an amazing night hearing this unbelievably talented jazz pianist, Hiromi .God's blessings. Crystal clear skies and masterfully painted collage.Bird wars at my feeder. This little red head gets vicious when other birds move in on the suet.When you're car is this nice.... Subaru Love!I have been working on organization if my basement for an eternity... exaggerating a little. I now have my cardio area picture 1, and weight lifting area picture 2. It continues to be a work in progress, need lighting and some mirrors to check form but yeeeeeee, I'm happy and it's finally useable!A few people asked me to post my 70th Birthday tattoo. So here she is. I have a gifted artist who designed and executed this. Basically I said I wanted a dragon fly. Turns out they have special meaning to her as well.People asked so here is a picture of my 70th birthday tattoo. Don't you love that double chin. I'm working on it!I got crafty with my g.daughters presents.day 725 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/25/2019I tried to capture this gorgeous sunrise but the cell camera isn't worthy. May you be blessed by the magic of the season today and throughout the year to come.Cuppa and a long winter, nothing like family puzzle time!Crazy hair but as of 2:30 pm I am a Certified Personal Trainer! I PASSED!Not feeling well, so antibiotics, TLC, and flowers to get me through.All time favorite recipes, Sparkrecipe. Chicken sausage, kale and white bean soup. Despite feeling horrible, I made this.Throw back Thursday. Not a great picture. 1970, my 21st birthday. I went to London House in Chicago to hear Herbie Hancock. He came to my table during break and we had a cocktail and chatted. I loved that dress. Good memoriesVacation, aaahhhh. Really having a lot of knee pain. Hope it passes cause this was not in the plan! This guy isn't in Hawaii with me bit so cute!Walked the beach today. We picnicked and relaxed more than one can imagine.Paradiseday 800 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/9/2020Here's a happy little guy! Stuck at home? Tomorrow at 1130 a.m. eastern time zone Silver Sneakers is having a live Facebook workout!!!! Their FB page has a lot of exercise videos as well.Posted a photoday 850 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/28/2020It's finished. Most of those Hostas are large and in 2-3 years will totally fill that space. I need something architectural to take it to the next level#BeforeAndAfter. This has been my workout no for several days. Digging up sod, lugging in dirt, planting Hostas and mulching. Muscles!!!!Outside my bedroom window, lilac. My room smells wonderful!30 miles, Bike the Drive (annual bike the lake shore of Chicago). They close the area to cars and it's beautiful!Recent walk and bike excursions. U could smell this lilac 1/2 a block around the corner from it. The statue is metal and you can see through parts of it, absolutely gorgeous structure.Bike ride today.My mom died in 2008, prior to that she had dug up my dad's irises and I grabbed some hoping to cultivate the beautiful peach colored one. Years have passed, no peach one. Today this was in my garden!!!! BEST mother's day gift ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️. (my boys set the bar pretty low, lol)NSV:. My dog lost weight.....LOL
Vet appointment todayEvery day I get little encouraging messages from my Suspension Workouts app. Here's today's!Posted a photoWhat a glorious day after 5.4 inches of snow on Sunday. Love getting Vitamin D. Budding cherry tree and Crystal blue sky.Non scale victory, I have 4 long sleeve t-shirts that I thought I would give to good will because the arms were tight. I used to wear them under my scrubs. I grabbed a hot pink one today and the arms aren't tight anymore!!!! Another victory is keeping my orchid alive and it's blooming! Seedlings got in the picture too!Smoothie had this in it today!Approximately 290 calories of pure delicious!This shrine was outside my room my last night in Thailand. I love the thought, "The truth doesn't care what your opinion is. Just accept it and deal with it appropriately." Dhamma.Dog ate the thumb off my lifting glove.Biking to temples, in steamy weather. So much fun and great exercise!Modern TempleTribe village viewHappy girl, wants a banana!Work detail, making dirt pots for planting coffee to give to hill tribes. Plan to develop a coffee industry.Pizza with a pesto base, asparagus and mushrooms....think outside the box.Several times a day these loves get a mud bath.Views from Thailand.Heading home after an amazing time in Thailand. This morning breakfast with this little guy. I had a momentary panic that my travel pants might not fit. Feeling proud, they fit a little looser!2 more sleeps in Thailand, then back to Chicagoland. Happy-sad.Morning greetings from the old girls. Me with elephant at sanctuary. Very emotional experience.Hello from Thailand (vacation). Our work amongst the hill tribes, organic gardening, teaching English to the children, and village improvement. Food has been spectacular. I will be curious to step on the scale but NOT sweating it for now.Totally enjoying Thailand. Foods awesome, walking. Biked to temples yesterday.Just had to share this. Namaste5 mile walking in Bangkok, beautiful weather, beautiful temple, strangers have become friends. Wish I was a better photographer.I don't know calories or nutrients on this what they called a "pancake" but it was outrageous good! Shredded veggies pressedd together some sauce on top an shredded pork. There might have been some fish in there too. And this little cutie, is my 1st elephant. LolPeople post pics of their work out equipment, so here it is. Today 5 inches!!!Here it is, Slow-cooker Moroccan Lentil and Cauliflower Soup. I don't know why the spinach didn't make it into the title. This is from Weight Watchers book I got years ago.I woke up thinking of this a few days ago. Bed of zoodles, shrimp broccoli artichoke, cherry tomatoes with garlic infused olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. A little proud of my eats!Today's cardio! My son did the first round, still snowing so I will do round 2 and the driveway. It's a good hour+ of shoveling.Snow storm predicted, ready to hunker down. Post Costco run, my go to's on a daily basis. #eattherainbow. #healthylivingBreakfast: easy over egg, avocado, Canadian bacon on Dave's 21 grain thin sliced bread. Orange slices and the black brew.
Protein 16 g
Not going to lie, I love my breakfasts!Quinoa black bean casserole, a Spark recipe, not too shabby. Heaping cup serving 205 calories.Nothing prettier than organized, cleaned, shelving. #feelingproudI got this totally irreverant coloring book and I love it! Explitive awesomeness upIt came today, ready, set, go, team! Move it, Lose it, Love it 2019!Not cute but I wanted to post a January picture for reference throughout 2019. #BeforeAndAfter I wish I had one from start in February (208#) sadly you don't see much change between these 2.242 calories of welcoming the new year breakfast. I'm totally infactuated with Dave's killer cinnamon raisin bread, made it french toast with a side of Jones chicken sausage. Of course there's black brew too.Merry Christmas! How many of you needed a power tool to open your present? My, 30+, son's a carpenter, creative and funny. The bow is metal straps.A little light on my carbs and fiber but I'm good with these numbers.Game time snacks French Brie, Bosc pear and smoked salmon on reduced fat triskets. Looks like a lot but that's an 8" plate.When temperatures go low (20 degrees) , I go high (spicy) chili! Full Crock-Pot for warm comfort!I was craving this like crazy 2 days in a row. Tuna melt open face, 294 caloriesBlurry, because she is swinging. Using my yoga swing. Lol, guess that's one thing you do with it!Look at these numbers. Not gonna lie, I'm tired!I finally did it, got out of bed and went to the gym for a (new to me) class. It was hard but I did what I could and by 10 a.m these were my stats! I also did treadmill and elliptical. Now gotta get doggie out for his w-a-l-k. ( Spelled it so he wouldn't get excited yet. LOLGetting this girl off to a good start! New week/new goals!225 calories of delicious, breakfast. This is when eating healthy is so exciting! Papaya, Greek yogurt with organic granola.Turned 69 today. I have lost 23 lb since March, logged on 319 days, exercised 138 days straight! Happy to be alive and a Sparkperson!A green smoothie I customized....pretty darn delicious!This bread!!!! Delicious, nutritious and I love it!Todays tip, buddy up, well here's my buddy! His protecting the house in this pic. VERY POSSESSIVE DOG, but he keeps me straight!This little tree on November 2nd, beautiful, today all the leaves are on the ground. *Sigh*I have to recommend Dave's killer Bread, this is RAISIN THE ROOF! It's organic, on high fructose corn syrup, non GMO, pure deliciousness for 90 calories. If nothing else, read the story behind Dave. Here with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and banana. Sooooo gooooodExcited about these minis!Brunch, 374 calories. Bacon 2 PC's, 2 eggs, an orange, Dave's Killer cinnamon raisin toast. Soo good!This guy was way energetic today, I was walking FAST!My son's response to this Halloween decoration 2 weeks ago...."Why did you buy that so early, won't last.". Synic! I have not eaten one piece and don't really have a desire, despite those being my favs. NSV, my tastes are changing.Home from vacation (Seattle views). Weigh in tomorrow is scaring me. Back on plan, full steam ahead.Crazy day! Walked dog at good rate, over an hour of gardening and my son shows up, wants me to go to court with him. Clean up and run, no lunch as planned. Home at 4 pm ravenous, pulled my wagons in a circle and recalculated my plan, and walked on my treadmill. This is what it ended up looking like....macros PERFECT!I could not resist posting some food porn. Mixed greens and veggies with fried tempeh. Meatless Monday!Don't you love when it all comes together? Even my sugar and fiber are spot on within plan range!View of breakfast on the deck, signs of the season, leaves falling. Enjoying the sun and being out side for a while longer.Stir fry Asian vegetables, 4 oz. Chicken with Thai lemon grass basil sauce over a 1/2 c of riced cauliflower. Really quite good, 270 calories.Might not be the most economical item I pick up, but soooo good on my salad. Part of the proceeds go to the World Wildlife Federation. Non GMO. This is well worth it! #healthyliving #healthyplanetWhen your day looks like this you happy dance!Meatless Monday and I Am feeling this! Mango smoothie with Almond milk, cytosport whey protein. Morningstar chik Patty on a bed of spinach with sprouts and tomato.Post gym winning! Had to post this belt. We are winning here! (Belt was given to a trainer for sales :()I might just be really hungry but this is good. Low fat ground turkey, black beans, corn, quinoa, salsa and Colby jack cheese.New hair color. I have a wild stylist and let her do whatever she wants.Today I celebrated my 15 lb weight with 2 blue spruce trees. Planting them, I spent over 650 calories. Win Win!Summer pay off! Fresh beans and cucumbers!Today I laid the beginning of the paver walk, planted a singular plant, spent almost 3 hours out there. Time to chillax!!!!!Wandered in nature today.This is how I start 5% Challenge, DETERMINED DAISIES! 1/2 chobani fat free yogurt, papaya, and organic granola. Cuppa black espresso! Fire the engines!5%Challenge begins Saturday, getting my mojo going. I know you probably can't read it, but it's calendar to keep my #'s on and below is a Believe It chart from my Beck Diet Solutions.Today's harvest. Now to prep and freeze!Started my morning with workout in the park with a partner, 40 minutes of SWEATING!!!! Walked the dog, and gardened (heavy stuff, like digging a trench) for an hour. I am DONE and it's only 8 a.m. Thats my big boy keeping watch over the 'hood'Feeling like a ROCKSTAR! 6a.m. workout, walked the dog, nailed lunch!Post workout snack, fat free cottage cheese with pomegranate ariel's.Beautiful forest preserve walk with son and dogSon and I walked the dog in this beautiful forest preserve.Feeling a little blue, so I pulled on my big girl pants and changed the mindset!Ate breakfast and lunch under my cherry tree. It's beautiful, there's going to be a good harvest of cherries if I can beat the birds to them.Rhiannon, this ones for you!!! I had to buy it the minute I saw it!Walking Buddy!This is what I think lies below my muffin...I want those abs!This looks like something I will NEVER do!Look what I'm having for lunch. I am called the Queen of salads where I work!Happy, Happy, Happy!Not eating alone tonight!My present for losing weight, a size smaller coat!Reward for a job well done, from me, to me!Tool of the project.Purple hair, Fall of 2013bleeding hearts in my yardPre battleHannah doing her artworkNew Art, just finished at Delux Tattoo in ChicagoMy avatar!Vitual Image, from weightview.com, At GOAL!!!!Left to right-Sister, Me, Mom a very special day in Hawaii Celtic C with a knot chainCeltic knot chain around my lower legCeltic C with knot chainMy sons and my matching tatsDawn Patrol Albuquerque Balloon Fiest '08Going up in the balloonView from take offMy balloon flight above the Rio GrandeA nod to my Irish heritage
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