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There is beauty in all of us....Create yourself !
Good day Sparkers...I see the scale has tipped in my favor, I'm motivated ! Now I'm going for a long brisk walk. I won't be showing off my legs though,as it is pretty nippy today! Have a good one ??
Well I took a nice brisk walk last evening,it was calm and peaceful. However ,kinda grey as well.Will be glad to see some sunshine and greening of the land....I'm gonna use this photo for my before at 240 as I hope to have an after . My goal is 30 lbs. by July 4th....wish me luck ??
is motivated and walked 4 miles today by the GM Headquarters, Detrout River Walk....cool and cloudy but worth the effort !
Have a terrific Thursday Sparkers...Eat Heart Healthy
Today at work,for 6 hours I made apple cinnamon rolls w/brown sugar glaze ! I had only one bite, cause all I seen in my head was this....
Good Morning Sparkers, let's keep in mind , today can be a great day !
Good evening fellow Sparkers, I have been struggling to lose for several weeks.I can't drop the pounds as easily as I could when I was in my 20's and 30's. However I feel good and I'm very greatful that I can move without pain . My cholesterol, blood pressure,and glucose levels are normal. I also practice deep breathing for stress and walk regularly, I'm happy with myself and greatful to be as healthy as I am. I feel we should be a bit more kind to ourselves on a daily basis...
Started my day with fresh cantaloupe, now for brunch,a fresh salmon patty,with sliced cucumbers,red peppers & green onion w/drizzle of lite raspberry vinaigrette. 300 calories
Good night...Sweet dreams.....Keep on Sparking.....We'll get there.
Let's start our day with some Spark Peeps......tweet...tweet.
Had a big bowl of CANTALOUPE ! I'm determined to reach my 30lb. goal by July 4th......5 down...25 to go
Let Spark bring out the Tiger in all of us ! Baseball Season is here......Go Tigers ! !
Hello Sparkers...This is a low-fat desert cupcake made w/applesauce instead of oil in mix & low-fat cream cheese mixed w/ fat-free whip cream on a 10 calorie cone.....sometimes looks are deceiving...yum.
Have a peaceful, restful night .....Spark folks
I'm aiming to achieve my goal of going back to my before weight...160 lbs.I know I can't go back 40 years! However I can go back 40 lbs.
Good Morning ! Let's accomplish something ! I'm gonna start w/ yoga !
Sad to say...I fell off the wagon today....Stopped at Long John Silvers , had a piece of battered fish & Onion rings , went over by 400 cals. Must try harder tmw.😣😂
Good morning. I've gotten a good night of sleep.However I've been feeling a bit sluggish the last few days and noticed I've been eating more processed food than usual...so I'm keeping this in mind in the days to come...
Low carb day....gonna try it out,every other day cut carbs in half of what is recommended for your plan...mine 75 for today....cut them slowly 😉
It's a jungle out there ! Good day for a workout, time to cut the grass. My little Twinky doesn't want to walk through it.
is ready for another long walk, as I pulled a ligament the last long power walk 11 days ago...so this time I'm gonna do some stretching first. Have a great week Sparkers 🖐
Today while running errands,my daughter wanted to stop for a McDs iced coffee w/caramel....she got one and I passed....saved about 300 calories!
Hello Sparkers; If you really want to "EAT- CLEAN" When I finish my fresh citrus, I cut up the peels and soak them in white vinager, I then strain and use in a spray bottle for a natural cleaner,it smells good too.However I recently started adding a few drops of essential oils as well. Happy Spring cleaning !
Only had mixed nuts for lunch so...Yummy ...chicken breast roasted w/carrots, onions, celery in garlic and wine sauce and brown rice , corn too!
Good afternoon Sparkers ! Getting ready for a lite lunch and off to the River Walk, taking my little chihuahua too. Gonna try for 4 miles today ,hadn't been for almost two weeks cause I hurt my knee....
My chihuahua says....Mama yoga-na finish this cause I'm fitness whole slice in my mouth !
My healthy snack...before a walk 👌🖒...240 calories
Breakfast ---greek yogurt-w/glazed pineapple, chia seed,pumpkin seeds and a salmon & egg patty 350 calories....Have a great day !
I just hate house cleaning , but now I can count it as a workout! 😂😓
I''ve had 10 + cups of water per day for 4 days now ! Is my skin glowing yet ? Lost 1 lb. as well....keep Sparking !
Ever feel like this ?
They say it's benifiticial for losing, to stay in the recommended percentages on the pie grid . However I find this very challenging. This doesent happen very often but yesterday I came very close.👌😆🖒
Made " healthy " cookies w/oatmeal,coconut,cho chip and flax seed, w/stevia for sweetner...meeting my friend for a walk ,will give her half...
Hi...did my 3 mile walk this afternoon,Detroit River Walk. It was cold and breezy !! Well worth the large slice of pizza I had for lunch 🍕 yum !
Good morning Sparkers; let make a day of happiness for yourself and others around you ! Do something nice....just start with a smile 😆
Dinner time....mixed romain & baby spinach w/ 3oz rotisserie chicken breast, Mandarin oranges,blue cheese & pecans...lite raspberry vinaigrette dressing........YUMMY...around 350 calories.
My daughter (in pic.)went to a National Teachers Convention at the Detroit. Renaissance Center....walked around the center twice yesterday ! Very proud for I've only done it once previously.
Walked 12 miles in 3 days....Treated myself to some new walking shoes !
My kitty stealing my yogurt,pumpkin seeds and glazed pineapple! Dang-it!!!
Dinner -300 calories...Lentil soup w/ham ,carrots ,celery ,onion & lots of garlic along w/12 grain bread.....fighting a cold this weekend.
Healthy Breakfast...Half of a 3 egg omelet ,w/spinach,chicken,onions & fetta along with mango -/chili&lime all for under 400 calories !
Got a workout ! Turned over a portion of my garden and planted some Kale --- red & green leaf lettuce --- romain ----- bok-choy --- spinach !
Done some planting today...cultivating dirt for 45 min. sure can give you a workout ! Until tomorrow Spark friends......good night 😴
is taking it easy this week ,as my knee is still quite sore .It feels fine in the morning ,by the end of the day its sore and stiff,guess it needs more healing time. I did get some planting done early today 🌱🌾🌿
Always try to think and talk positive about yourself and others, as it becomes you. You are a beautiful person from deep inside ! 🤔
Hi Sparkers, I try to keep positivity in my mind at all times, I believe it makes for a better journey through life.....Positivity becomes you !
I did my 2 week weigh in today...😐 . I'm just not losing as I did years ago. I've been pretty steady though ,about 1 lb. a week average... I guess SLOW AND STEADY is something...🐢🐢🐢
I'm very proud of myself..We went to Chili's, I had a Steak dinner and brought half of everything home ! Hub was happy to get it
Good morning Sparkers...Let's make someone smile today it's contagious!
Lunch time! ! ! ......homemade split pea soup and 1/2 grilled cheese on 12 grain bread....and a few almonds 😃
I've bumped up my water intake to almost double for the last 10 days and lost 3lb this week....was only averaging 1lb a week before... and have more energy too....120 oz per day 15 cups
Here are some good ways to drink your water....🍃🍋🍓🍊🍉🍍🍃🌿🍏🍑🍒🍊🍓🍃
STAY HYDRATED AND HEALTHY SPARK FRIENDS !
What's for Dinner ?, Chicken enchilada pizza ,this serves 6 at 300 calories each big slice !
is drinking lots of water! I''ve been depriving myself of the healthy benefits that more water can do for your body as you lose weight...I''m aiming for120 oz.per day for my body from here on out !
Good morning Sparkers , Have a great Saturday !
Here what I say . An apple a day , keeps the hunger away !
Done good tonight....Dinner at TGIF's.....Cobb salad ! w/ lite vinaigrette dressing ! 550 cals.
You r what u eat ! Lol ,I made this last summer and tried to keep that in mind. My legs still aren't as firm as carrots,nor my chest as plump as tomatoes. However ,I do feel more energetic and healthy...😆... Keep Sparking !
Tonight''s dinner, Roast pork loin w/lot of veggies and corn on the cob! Slow cooking for 6 hours ....2 hours to go....yum ! Gonna weigh my meat too ! 😆
Have patience in your journey , we all need time to bloom 🌱🌷🌱🌹🌱🌻
Good Morning, Have a positive day ! 🌻🌱🌼🌿🌷🌱🌹
Blueberry Timbits (seasonal)...are the best !! However , they are 70 calories each ! I had two for my snack 😂😅....See ya 🖑 going for a walk 😆
My little chihuahua Twinky, trying to share my salad with me.She wants to eat healthy too !
Not such a good week...slow progress...went over calories...twisted knee still stiff......but I'm keeping my eye on the prize !.... Goodnight ,Keep Sparking !
Good morning ,and " MAY THE FORTH" be with you !
Was gonna have a big glass of OJ this morning , However, there is so much sugar and kinda high in calories 🤔 , think before I drink, I'll have an orange instead....65 calories,natural sugar and fiber too ! 🍊
Dinner---- slow cooker black beans w/veggies , asparagus , tomatoes & 3 oz pork loin.....around 400 calories !
Close to perfect pie grid ! Have a great night Sparkers !
First six weeks of Spring were "Purrr-fect" ...now this ! ! Take care of me time.
Good morning Sparkers.....Nope...not eggs, fresh pineapple and bacon jerkey ! 200 cals.........YUMMY 😆
This corn is so sweet ,It doesn't even need butter ! But my sweet butter cow dish still wants to stay close to my meals 😆😉😊
Fighting a cold and nasty cough this week , been trying to rest up so I can get back on track w/ being more active so I can reach my goals .Stayed in calorie zone though...weigh in on Wednesday 😉
Got the grass mowed today. However my cat Cheddars doesn't know what to think ! He would prefer it 8 inches tall ....🦁🐱🐺 he's my little hunter.
Hearty brunch today...turkey burger w/cheese patty, 2 c.wilted spinach, 8 cherry tomatos, green onion and 1/3 oz. feta....less than 400 cals. No cow butter either ! 🍅🍃🍅🍃
Good evening Sparkers, let's keep creating a masterpiece !
Keep moving in the right direction Sparkers ! ☇ ⛵ ☉
Sparking is a slow healing process that takes time ,
but worth every minute !
These are the BEST ! 22 pieces...120 cals ..4gms fiber ! Snack time for me & Twinky....yum
I'm thinking about what I'm eating, so I can make a healthier me. 🤔
Hey Sparkers, had a bad cough & cold for 8 days now...this really helps for the cough 😉
Good morning Sparkers 😄
Got a Hula-Hoop and a healthy cooking green pan for Mothers Day ! Do you think I can still hula- Hoop ? 🤔
Had Applebee's for dinner...switched out the fiesta rice for fresh green beans ...brought it down to 550 calories saved 400 unwanted calories.😆😉😄
is feeling a little better...but holding on to the lingering cough that came w/ the nasty cold last week...gonna start working w/my new hulla-Hoop this week...wish me luck !
Good evening Sparkers , just wanted to say thanks for all the encouragement, motivation , and inspiring stories......😉
Lunch today , Chobani 0 , raspberries, pumpkin seeds & cafe mocha granola.....250 cals 16g protien 7g fiber 27g carbs.....😆
Going out to do some planting today 🌱🍃🌿 and burn some calories ! Taking a big thermos of water w/ me too.
My daughter got me flowers to cheer me up, my little chihuahua was taken from our yard....praying for her safe return 😔 I'm lost without her!
Lunch today...Teriaki Salmon in a pouch 160 cals w/ greens onion & sweet tomatoes!
Goodnight Spark friends
Still dealing with the stress of losing my chihuahua. Hoping that she is being loved as much as I loved her, and praying to see her again 😔
You can get healthy fast food ! A grilled chicken strawberry-mango salad / sunflower seeds & citrus honey dressing....From Wendy's! 470 cals. Yummy 😃
I'm not losing like I thought I would. Around 1 lb a week since mid March , and I've lost 11 of these blobs, so I'm proud of that ! 😊😄😂🙄
"Thank You" to all the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country...so that we may be here freely....I'm forever greatfull.
is feeling sad ,stressed and losing hope of ever seeing my sweet little Twinky again,as it's been 2 weeks since she went missing. I can only hope she is being well cared for as she so deserves..
My lettuces and kale garden after 40 days...Ready to eat ! 😆
On the right mid march....11 weeks down 15 lbs...On the left today.
Slow and Steady I''m making some progress 🙄
Sunday Brunch 350 calories....22 carbs....15 protien....15 fat......5 fiber
Just picked kale & red lettuce from my garden along w/ avacado pecans,cherry & cukes! With delicious Olive Garden dressing😆
I think I'll have a glass of wine this evening 😊
LOL......Getting my evening "Hoop" going !
Gained a lot of Pride this weekend. My daughter earned her Bachelors Degree! So proud of her 😂
is feeling very proud this week as my lovely daughter earned her Bachelors Degree this month...So happy for her and her accomplishments.
Greek yogurt 0% parfait w/ banana ,raspberries flax granola and a drizzle of strawberry honey.....120 calories....evening snack!
Tulips open for sunshine....Our two-lips should open for sunshine foods.Have a great day 😆.......................... 🍋🍌🍆🍅🍊🍉🍇🍐🍑🍒🍎🍍🌶🍄
Hello Sparkers and Hello Summer...always remember to....
Got a 3 mile walk in this beautiful day and quality time with a friend 😆
Summertime is here ! Enjoy healthy bright colored foods. Create yourself !
Create yourself....Give yourself wings....similar to last night''s post, several folks (thought) was a frog...this is human art 😆 That must be some workout to pose like that for several hours !
Mango & Pistachio 0 fat frozen yogurt......Sometimes you gotta snack! 200 cals😆
Good night Sparkers , let's start Monday with a Happy Spirit 😆😊😃🤗😁
Yummy Dinner....homemade stir fry w/ lots of veggies & 3 oz. pork loin 😆
Seen doc today...Even w/knee injury & not walking much, I lost 5 pounds in June....Now I can walk more , I'll shoot for 8 in July 😆
Have a Goodnight Sparkers and try to remember 🤔😉😆
Found this Probiotic drink today ! Only 20 cals per 8 oz....it's delicious and no artificial stuff 😃😄😅😆😉 my kind of drink...YUM !
To my very close neighbors across the river......"Happy Canada day" 😉
Good ole Dennys still treats you to a free GRAND SLAM breakfast on your Birthday..... I got mine today ! Almost 700 calories 😅 Had only blueberries for lunch.
Enjoy your 4th......Portion control...everything in moderation !
Got a Beautiful Belated Birthday orchid today along w/ a new waffle mat to relax "AFTER" my water arobics ! 😆🐚🌻🦀
Third day in a row....doing water arobics and water jogging , bumping up exercise routine . Plus it's so cool and refreshing ! 😅 you don't even know your sweating !
Too hot to cook , We had my favorite"chicken enchiladas" for lunch and saved half for dinner ! Yum 😆
Made some fresh "Kale chips" for snacking today w/ garlic and parm.... Any recipes ideas for kale ? I have hundreds of leaves to harvest 🤔
#deliciousdailymoment Brunch....Spinach,pepper.onion,garlic fritata made with plain almond milk,eggs & flax high fiber whole grain bread...yum!
Went downtown and done a good 3 mile walk today and had a healthy salmon tabuli w/almonds & quinoa on a wrap...😃for lunch
Oh the possibilities of salad ! Chicken , fruit , nuts , peppers ,cukes , and of course salad greens ! Love a good salad 😅😆😊😋
Went for a wonderful 2 mile walk and then walked the outdoor fresh produce Eastern Mkt. Got a giant broccolli for only 2 $ and plants for 1.50 $ each, they were in 4inch pots, I put them in 10 inch pots...5.00 dollars well spent ! 😆
A tomatoe plant came up by our pool from last year, it has out grown all of our other plants , and still not mature ! It is 4 feet tall & 5 feet wide 😀 oh my !
These are shiny metal sculptures of birds in flight over the walking path in Downtown Detroit.,where I took my 3 mile walk today...it was very unique.
Chilis for dinner......6oz.sirloin, shrimp, grilled asparagus & loaded potatoes. Ate only half ,will have the other half tomorrow 😊around 600 calories.
This was yummy! It's an oz of sausage, chopped zucchini, swiss chard, cilantro & green onions ,added a scrambled egg & a little string cheese w/ rye toast. 😋
Been weighing my portions....Tonight's Dinner 4oz. Salmon ,browned potatoes 2 oz., aspargus 3 oz or more depending on calorie count....maybe I'll have enough cals. left for some sherbet tonight !
Had mango and an orange for breakfast.... Went out for lunch today at my favorite mexican restaurant, there was so much food !! I was proud of myself I only had 2 bites of rice and took half of everything else home , hubby dear will like it ??.....and went for a walk around the park after the meal !! I think I'll count it for dinner cause I'm still full.
I worked today , cooked for 6 hours...pan fried fresh Atlantic salmon and served it with peach mango salsa,along with kale salad. I also ate that for lunch, boy was it delicious! 4oz. salmon ,1 cup kale salad.....unfortunately everyone else only got a two bite serving. ??
Good morning Sparkers, feeling a little blaaaa today.Not much progress and going on the third week now. I think I'll run errands and stop by the cleaners today......
Resisted fast food for two weeks now....with a exception of Chili's last night for dinner...which wasn't quite so fast ,I had Texas chicken flatbread pizza ate only 1/3 of it ??. However I did have 1/3 of Texas cheese fries too...not a good choice ?? 1400cals for the half size order ! Who-da thunk....didn't realize till I came home and looked it up ??ummm? better look first next time.
Good morning Spark friends, My daughter brought us my favorite this morning ...Tim Hortons,3 French crouler & 3 Canadian maple cream filled. I couldn't resist ?? I had one and told her to take the rest to work !
is feeling motivated, done a 4 mile walk yesterday...progress is comming...must be patient...keep moving and tracking ! I can do this.
Dinner tonight...my oh my...Spinach Pie...figured out the calories will be around 400 per 4 oz. That's a pretty big slice ! However it is quite high in fat as well ?? ?? ??
Can I count (SQUEEZING SPINACH) 16 oz. for my dinner a workout? ?? Making a spinach pie tonight! (Spanakopita) .. I'll post a pic if it turns out nice. This is the beginning step. ??
Went for a 4 mile walk by the river last evening , felt inspired from you folks on SPARK ! Slept like a log too !
Made hummus today for lunch , added some sundried tomatoe pesto and extra garlic for that extra flavor kick and extra health boost...had it w/ a few pita chips ,peppers ,green onions and carrots.....love it ! Can't eat as much as I'd like though ??
Prepping for dinner...pork teriyaki, w/brown rice ! Yummy
Woke up wanting sausage,eggs,biscuit and gravy,and or fried potatoes .Thought about it some more ???? , But I dug deep and chose 275 calories instead!
Not to enthused on my out come the last 10 days ?? haven't made much progress...however tmw is a new day to try harder and keep pushing . I can and I will !
Lunch is next ....... I've got this !
I love seeing all the before and after pics. I'm wondering about the loose skin after weight loss of a large amount. I should lose around 100 lbs to be in the so called "normal " range. However I am not looking forward to having the loose skin issues. I feel that I would be happy at a size 14 as I haven't been 150 since I was 14,15 years old and a size 10. I think if you are comfortable and feel healthy you are beautiful at any size !
Time to go grocery shopping ??
Todays dinner...red quinoa, riced cauliflower, peppers ,garlic,onion,celery,olives with some dill and lite ceaser dressing ,oh....and some crumbled feta too !??
is back on tracking after a year of neglecting to account for her calories has gained 15 to 20 of her original 60 lbs..lost. However she is determined to get back to a healthier weight with Spark.
I'm very proud of myself today ?? I stayed under in all categories.....Calories under 1500...Fat under 50....Carbs under 180.... Protien at 65....and 19 fiber. ??????????
Healthy lunch...Shrimp,a can of bruschetta and wheat noodles. Only 300 cals....YUMMY
Here I am again ! Sketch shot ....first goal is to erase 30 lbs. by July...Wish me a good eraser ! ????????
Had a good day ! Kept moving till 8pm....watched a good movie , but went a little over my calorie count....try harder tmw...good night SPARK FOLKS ??
Have a Happy Healthy St. Patrick's day everyone !
I'm BACK.... After another year of slacking off and not being accountable for the food that I consume. OH !... do those calories add up quickly ?? I am gonna start tracking my meals and keep under the calorie range of 1500 per day . This is the only way that I found works for me at successfully losing weight as well as getting in the 10,000 steps daily .I'm also gonna start doing a short workout or two, daily to meet my first goal of being under 200 lbs by July 4th ?? Wish me luck??
is looking forward to getting in 10,000 steps today. Feeling motivated and energetic! Feels like Spring has sprung.
Hi there! Im down 35 lbs. Onto my next goal of 35 more!
Yummy summertime snacking
Tulips open for the sunshine, our two-lips should open for sunshine foods! Eat healthy for life.
My delicious healthy option , flatbread pizza , only 200 cals. for 1/3, now thats Spark worthy!
Myself in the New Year 2013, usually happy but not so healthy. my weight at 275 .Time for change!
my daughter and myself
Myself and my four siblings with Jesus watching over us. 2015
my last calzone supper
my two sweet chihuahuas ♡♥♡♥ my babies!
Our adorable cat Boo-Blue. now may he rest in peace March 2013
Our other dog Hershey , with little Reesee close by .♡♥♡♥ my pets!
our fat cat Butters ♡♥♡♥ my kitties too
Cold April morning , out for exercise at the River Walk, downtown Detroit.
SO I CAN BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE !
If you want something, reach for it !
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