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Great Way to Burn Calories

Monday, August 18, 2014


On Saturday we went to the zoo. I haven't been there for maybe 15 years or so. I was very impressed with how nice the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma has created a nice living environment for the animals. And we walked over 3 miles, so it was good for the humans, too.

  
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_BABE_ 8/19/2014 9:29PM

    Looks like fun!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/18/2014 11:45PM

    So much fun emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/18/2014 9:20PM

    emoticon I love going to the Zoo! We have the Henry Doorly Zoo here in Omaha. I can't walk it right now, but I could rent an electric chair there!

HUGS!

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LIFECHANGZ 8/18/2014 5:52PM

    emoticon lovely! bear looks like it's having a ball!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 5:11PM

    Awesome!

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IMSAFEINHISARMS 8/18/2014 4:48PM

    While taking a walk on yesterday afternoon, my teenage daughter suggested a visit to the zoo. I would take my kids frequently when they were younger but we haven't been in a few years now. Sounds fun! I may have to plan a zoo trip for us soon!

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Beautiful Summer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last week I babysat my Granddaughter for the week. Whew, I really felt like I was out of shape. 3 year olds have an incredible amount of energy and then they sleep and renew.

This summer we are taking 2 walks everyday - 1 in AM and 1 in PM. This amounts to about 3 to 4 miles of walking a day, which is probably not a lot by most standards. I am happy that we are keeping up with this because if I didn't do this I would really be out of shape. Sure I have great plans to add lifting weights and doing some yoga to add to my flexibility, and so far this is just plans.

What I am grateful for is that I haven't had any big binges this summer. My weight is holding steady at around 197. I know I could cut out calories and lose - but for now I am happy to maintain and not gain.

The summer has been absolutely gorgeous. The weather is beautiful, most of my family is healthy and doing well. So for now life is abundantly harmonious. It is all such a wondrous balancing act - and for right now everything feels good.

  
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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/30/2014 12:30AM

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/29/2014 3:36PM

    Looks like a beautiful and very happy Summer for you, looks like so much fun and getting out for 2 walks is just great emoticon Happy everything is going so well emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 2:48PM

    Balancing is absolutely the key element.

Cute picture. And yes . . . 3 yr. olds can tire the best of us!

HUGS

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NATPLUMMER 7/29/2014 1:29PM

    It sounds like you are getting out and really enjoying the summer...that's wonderful!

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Monday Morning Inspiration

Monday, July 14, 2014


Today I will live my life with a little more Spark - and know that life is full of endless possibilities.

  
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_BABE_ 7/19/2014 2:18PM

    I love that idea! emoticon

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    Boy do I need this today! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/14/2014 2:43PM

    Thank you for this. Needed it today!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/14/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon I am going to try and think this way. Hope you have a great day emoticon

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PATTYGIVENS 7/14/2014 11:44AM

  So right ... endless possibilities.

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Getting Back On Track

Friday, July 11, 2014


I haven't been very active on Spark for the past couple of months and today I decided that I need to step on the scale and take a reality check. I am up 4 pounds and I know that if I don't do anything about this now, it will be another 2 months to pass and another 4 pounds heavier.

So today I am going to start tracking my food again. I am going to put a few more steps on my Fitbit everyday. I am going to drink at least 8 glasses of water and I am going to eat more fruits and veggies. Time to put more emphasis on my health and well being and less on just letting it all slide.

Hope everyone is having a beautiful summer and keeping well.

  
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    Way to GO!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 3:07PM

    Back to basics, that always helps me!

Glad you're back.

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_BABE_ 7/11/2014 1:58PM

    Hey nice to see you back and more active....I am sure Emma does too!

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NATPLUMMER 7/11/2014 1:04PM

    Excellent plan!

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Our Walk Tonight

Sunday, June 08, 2014

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We have a lot of birds that gather in the evening at the bottom of the hill that we live on. They seem to harbor where Olney Creek spills into the Puget Sound. The video was shot tonight at sunset. The pictures below we took from our deck - which is the awesome view we see everyday.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 6/8/2014 5:28PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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_BABE_ 6/8/2014 11:38AM

    Lovely but the best is Big Fish...boy do I ever like your dogs! emoticon

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JACKIE542 6/8/2014 9:10AM

    Beautiful emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 6/8/2014 8:59AM

    That is so neat! Thanks for sharing!!!

HUGS!

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NATPLUMMER 6/8/2014 8:39AM

    :-)

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LATTELEE 6/8/2014 6:55AM

  Nice!

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