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See this image largerScored this at Costco this a.m and it's lunch. Note: read labels because these little packets are 2 servings=290 calories, 12 grams of fiber, 11grams of protein. I'm a happy camper!!!See this image largerThe big, bigger, biggest declutter this far. My partner in crime is enjoying clean cool cement.See this image largerday 1275 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/27/2021See this image largerBloom!!!See this image largerday 1175 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 3/19/2021(1 comments)See this image largerWorking on cutting fatty and red meats from my nutrition, here's tonight's effort. Lentil Shepherds Pie. My adult kids loved it and I'm pretty happy as well. Meat(?) Eh, who needs it!See this image largerPost Christmas I decided I need twinkle lights year round. I love them❤️ I need one more set to fill out my tree. I bought this tree about 30 years ago. My family thought I was nuts because it looked like a dead twig. I saved it!See this image largerTried to watch kitten bowl but the notorious Hossa(dog) kept barking at the kittens. It was a success, I turned them off and his actually snoring now. Doggie wins😎See this image largerday 1100 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 1/3/2021See this image largerday 1075 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/9/2020See this image largerBirthday flowers from 2 weeks ago, holding up really well. 💗💗💗See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerI am changing my thinkingSee this image largerNot only am I missing my 3 day festival as mentioned in my blog....drain is backing up in my basement. FOUL!!!!See this image largerThailand(1 comments)See this image largerParadise(1 comments)See this image largerWalked the beach today. We picnicked and relaxed more than one can imagine.See this image largerVacation, 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!See this image largerThrow 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 memoriesSee this image largerAll time favorite recipes, Sparkrecipe. Chicken sausage, kale and white bean soup. Despite feeling horrible, I made this.See this image largerNot feeling well, so antibiotics, TLC, and flowers to get me through.See this image largerCrazy hair but as of 2:30 pm I am a Certified Personal Trainer! I PASSED!See this image largerI 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.See this image largerI got crafty with my g.daughters presents.See this image largerPeople asked so here is a picture of my 70th birthday tattoo. Don't you love that double chin. I'm working on it!See this image largerA 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.See this image largerI 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!See this image largerWhen you're car is this nice.... Subaru Love!See this image largerBird wars at my feeder. This little red head gets vicious when other birds move in on the suet.See this image largerGod's blessings. Crystal clear skies and masterfully painted collage.See this image largerHad an amazing night hearing this unbelievably talented jazz pianist, Hiromi .See this image largerI 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!See this image largerAnother orchidSee this image largerPriorities, groceries $47, orchid's and supplies $97. LOLSee this image largerEmbrace yourself picture.See this image largerHappy dog day from my dog to you!See this image largerIt'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.See this image largerStudying on my deck and this guy fluttered in for a photo op. I live my gardens!See this image largerNew peach tree. I love urban gardening!See this image largerThis took my breath away on my walk this a.m., in a neighbors yard.See this image largerIt'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 levelSee this image larger#BeforeAndAfter. This has been my workout no for several days. Digging up sod, lugging in dirt, planting Hostas and mulching. Muscles!!!!See this image largerOutside my bedroom window, lilac. My room smells wonderful!See this image larger30 miles, Bike the Drive (annual bike the lake shore of Chicago). They close the area to cars and it's beautiful!See this image largerRecent 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.See this image largerBike ride today.See this image largerMy 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)See this image largerNSV:. My dog lost weight.....LOL Vet appointment todaySee this image largerEvery day I get little encouraging messages from my Suspension Workouts app. Here's today's!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerNon 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!See this image largerSmoothie had this in it today!See this image largerApproximately 290 calories of pure delicious!See this image largerThis 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.See this image largerDog ate the thumb off my lifting glove.See this image largerBiking to temples, in steamy weather. So much fun and great exercise!See this image largerModern TempleSee this image largerTribe village viewSee this image largerHappy girl, wants a banana!See this image largerWork detail, making dirt pots for planting coffee to give to hill tribes. Plan to develop a coffee industry.See this image largerPizza with a pesto base, asparagus and mushrooms....think outside the box.See this image largerSeveral times a day these loves get a mud bath.See this image largerViews from Thailand.See this image largerHeading 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!See this image larger2 more sleeps in Thailand, then back to Chicagoland. Happy-sad.See this image largerMorning greetings from the old girls. Me with elephant at sanctuary. Very emotional experience.See this image largerHello 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.See this image largerTotally enjoying Thailand. Foods awesome, walking. Biked to temples yesterday.See this image largerJust had to share this. NamasteSee this image larger5 mile walking in Bangkok, beautiful weather, beautiful temple, strangers have become friends. Wish I was a better photographer.See this image largerI 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. LolSee this image largerPeople post pics of their work out equipment, so here it is. Today 5 inches!!!See this image largerHere 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.See this image largerI 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!See this image largerToday'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.See this image largerSnow storm predicted, ready to hunker down. Post Costco run, my go to's on a daily basis. #eattherainbow. #healthylivingSee this image largerQuinoa black bean casserole, a Spark recipe, not too shabby. Heaping cup serving 205 calories.See this image largerNothing prettier than organized, cleaned, shelving. #feelingproudSee this image largerI got this totally irreverant coloring book and I love it! Explitive awesomeness upSee this image largerIt came today, ready, set, go, team! Move it, Lose it, Love it 2019!See this image largerNot 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.See this image larger242 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.See this image largerMerry 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.See this image largerGame time snacks French Brie, Bosc pear and smoked salmon on reduced fat triskets. Looks like a lot but that's an 8" plate.See this image largerWhen temperatures go low (20 degrees) , I go high (spicy) chili! Full Crock-Pot for warm comfort!See this image largerI was craving this like crazy 2 days in a row. Tuna melt open face, 294 caloriesSee this image largerBlurry, because she is swinging. Using my yoga swing. Lol, guess that's one thing you do with it!See this image largerI 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. LOLSee this image largerGetting this girl off to a good start! New week/new goals!See this image larger225 calories of delicious, breakfast. This is when eating healthy is so exciting! Papaya, Greek yogurt with organic granola.See this image largerTurned 69 today. I have lost 23 lb since March, logged on 319 days, exercised 138 days straight! Happy to be alive and a Sparkperson!See this image largerA green smoothie I customized....pretty darn delicious!See this image largerThis bread!!!! Delicious, nutritious and I love it!See this image largerTodays tip, buddy up, well here's my buddy! His protecting the house in this pic. VERY POSSESSIVE DOG, but he keeps me straight!(1 comments)See this image largerThis little tree on November 2nd, beautiful, today all the leaves are on the ground. *Sigh*See this image largerI 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 gooooodSee this image largerBrunch, 374 calories. Bacon 2 PC's, 2 eggs, an orange, Dave's Killer cinnamon raisin toast. Soo good!See this image largerThis guy was way energetic today, I was walking FAST!See this image largerMy 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.See this image largerHome from vacation (Seattle views). Weigh in tomorrow is scaring me. Back on plan, full steam ahead.See this image largerCrazy 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!See this image largerI could not resist posting some food porn. Mixed greens and veggies with fried tempeh. Meatless Monday!See this image largerDon't you love when it all comes together? Even my sugar and fiber are spot on within plan range!See this image largerView of breakfast on the deck, signs of the season, leaves falling. Enjoying the sun and being out side for a while longer.See this image largerStir 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.See this image largerMight 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 #healthyplanetSee this image largerWhen your day looks like this you happy dance!See this image largerMeatless 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.See this image largerPost gym winning! Had to post this belt. We are winning here! (Belt was given to a trainer for sales :()See this image largerI might just be really hungry but this is good. Low fat ground turkey, black beans, corn, quinoa, salsa and Colby jack cheese.See this image largerNew hair color. I have a wild stylist and let her do whatever she wants.See this image largerToday I celebrated my 15 lb weight with 2 blue spruce trees. Planting them, I spent over 650 calories. Win Win!See this image largerSummer pay off! Fresh beans and cucumbers!See this image largerToday I laid the beginning of the paver walk, planted a singular plant, spent almost 3 hours out there. Time to chillax!!!!!See this image largerWandered in nature today.See this image largerThis is how I start 5% Challenge, DETERMINED DAISIES! 1/2 chobani fat free yogurt, papaya, and organic granola. Cuppa black espresso! Fire the engines!See this image larger5%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.See this image largerToday's harvest. Now to prep and freeze!See this image largerStarted 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'See this image largerFeeling like a ROCKSTAR! 6a.m. workout, walked the dog, nailed lunch!See this image largerSee this image largerPost workout snack, fat free cottage cheese with pomegranate ariel's.See this image largerBeautiful forest preserve walk with son and dogSee this image largerSon and I walked the dog in this beautiful forest preserve.See this image largerFeeling a little blue, so I pulled on my big girl pants and changed the mindset!See this image largerAte 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.See this image largerRhiannon, this ones for you!!! I had to buy it the minute I saw it!(3 comments)See this image largerWalking Buddy!(1 comments)See this image largerThis is what I think lies below my muffin...I want those abs!See this image largerThis looks like something I will NEVER do!(2 comments)See this image largerLook what I'm having for lunch. I am called the Queen of salads where I work!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy, Happy, Happy!See this image largerNot eating alone tonight!See this image largerMy present for losing weight, a size smaller coat!See this image largerReward for a job well done, from me, to me!(3 comments)See this image largerTool of the project.See this image largerPurple hair, Fall of 2013(2 comments)See this image largerbleeding hearts in my yardSee this image largerPre battle(1 comments)See this image largerHannah doing her artwork(1 comments)See this image largerNew Art, just finished at Delux Tattoo in Chicago(4 comments)See this image largerMy avatar!(4 comments)See this image largerVitual Image, from weightview.com, At GOAL!!!!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerLeft to right-Sister, Me, Mom a very special day in Hawaii (4 comments)See this image largerCeltic C with a knot chainSee this image largerCeltic knot chain around my lower legSee this image largerCeltic C with knot chain(1 comments)See this image largerMy sons and my matching tats(6 comments)See this image largerDawn Patrol Albuquerque Balloon Fiest '08See this image largerGoing up in the balloon(2 comments)See this image largerView from take off(4 comments)See this image largerMy balloon flight above the Rio Grande(4 comments)See this image largerA nod to my Irish heritage

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