INGMARIE's SparkPeople Blog INGMARIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Visit with daughter (ouch) Well,DD2 "the great zucchini grower" <img src=""> <BR> has Lymes got bit last year, had a flare up and needed help so i got there,she was very tired (meds) .There was no gym near by so i did some running uphill down hill in and out of the neighborhoods,lovely area. <img src=""> <BR> Beautiful bushes and flowers <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 09:47:56 EST Butterflies and frogs. went to the "Butterfly Rain Forrest" yesterday ,It is a part of the natural museum here. <BR> A beautiful place with plants trees waterfalls <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> .Here we have a big moth being released. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> And lots of butterfl... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:44:49 EST A few funny words this cold Monday morning. The Washington Post has also the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. <BR> <BR> And the winners are: <BR> 1. Coffee , n. The person upon whom one coughs. <BR> 2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. <BR> 3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. <BR> 4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk. <BR> 5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent. <BR> 6. ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:10:30 EST Children say the darndest things. Innocence <BR> <BR> While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. <BR> <BR> Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap <BR> and walked over to the wheelchair. <BR> <BR> Placing his hand on the man's, he said, "I know how you feel. My mom makes me ride in the stroller too." ... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:04:45 EST El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. to the end. It has been a great trip, and yes I would do it again, just finding a different route.Loved it. <BR> Leaving for Arzua in the morning, this was at the side of our road/path, spaced evenly for a few Km's I have no idea what it is, anyone of you knows???It is a metal box with a shiny sheet of metal inside <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Another clever sign on the would have to enlarge this. <BR> <img src="http://ph... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:10:21 EST El Camino de Compostella part 3. Way too much photos and beautiful vistas, from Tricastela we walked to Sarria,lots of hills and valleys to traverse.Peaceful meadows too <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> some paths wetter than others,,,, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> and another stork ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:34:35 EST El Camino de Compostela part 2. Now we leave Ponferrada and walk to Villafranca del Bierzo <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> A doorway to an old Hostel for pilgrims <BR> <img src=""> <BR> There are many storks in Spain,seems almost every tall post has a nest. <BR> <img src="htt... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:15:36 EST El Camino de Santiago de Compostela part 1. So this was on my "bucket-list <BR> Started in Leon,Spain walking across northern part into Galicia and to Compostela 2 week trekk and 311 kilometers. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The Cathedral in Leon, Santa Maria de Leon <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is part of the old wall surrounding the city at one time <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 13:55:07 EST Fanning Springs to Old Town about 14 miles walked total, we started going to Chiefland, but it was a boring and dusty trail(next to a dirt road) turned around and walked to Old Town instead.. Crossing bridges as we went <img src=""> And some of you might know how I feel about bridges.LOL <BR> this one crosses the Suwanee River <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http:... Tue, 31 May 2016 12:15:47 EST San Felasco state park. Went hiking with a friend yesterday, at San Felasco. <BR> We started with the shorter trails around the various wetlands and sink holes <BR> (mainly because we do NOT read instructions LOL) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> up and down terrain in and out of swampland and tick territory <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:44:32 EST The British and their Humour <BR> Got this in an email this morning <BR> <em>198</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. I got invited to a party and was told to dress to kill. Apparently a turban, beard, and a backpack wasn't what they had in mind. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. After a night of drink, drugs and wild sex, John woke up to find himself next to a really ugly woman. That's when he realized he had made it home safely. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Seven wheelch... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:06:37 EST Another test run .This time on my kindle. <img src="">it seems to work from the kindle, I will try to add another photo to see <BR> <img src="">Ok it works com the kindle,. These photos were 1 my dAily breakfAst in Sweden. <BR> 2. Gulls " fishing" Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:22:40 EST It is not me. I had my SIL an IT tech for the go through my computer ,there is nothing on it,so the link to SP is corrupted at their end it seems. So I will probably have to say goodbye to this account . And open a new one? <BR> <BR> My pictures and photos are clean I can open them and send in e_mails and still clean. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 18:18:44 EST No more blogging for me, seems every picture on my desk top and in picassa are contaminated with porn. <BR> trying to blog a picture with "IMG-0921" it will transfer as a 5digit number ,I emailed my original blog to me and opened one of the photos OUCH .so until this is fixed no photos no blogs. <BR> I can e mail the original photos to me and they are fine, but sending as downloads not so good. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:03:16 EST Justatest I tried to post a blog but it does not work , lets see if this does Thu, 3 Dec 2015 17:06:38 EST Revised ,what i found on FB,(1st link did not work.) Time Comes In Your Life When You Finally Get it. This is Your Awakening. <BR> <BR> July 5, 2015 Kasim Khan  <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Awakening <BR> <BR> <BR> A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out… ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantr... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:35:15 EST Netflix documentaries I hope this link works ,well worth watching,you may have to search with bing or google <BR> <BR> 12 Netflix Documentaries That Will Make You Want to Be ... <BR> <BR><BR>-22471/12-netflix... <BR> <BR> 12 Netflix Documentaries That Will Make You Want to Be Healt..., a fitness post from the blog FitSugar on Bloglovin'. <BR> <BR> <BR> - Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:49:09 EST Amazing little girl. <BR> I hope this works. <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:59:44 EST My Vacation My visit in Sweden this time started in my home town Gävle <BR> here is the hotel I stayed at <BR> <img src=""> <BR> a look out the windows of the stairwell. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> a walk about town, some beautiful buildings <BR> <img src="http:/... Sat, 30 May 2015 19:23:01 EST Took a tumble. As some of you might know I started a new program called " the whole30" on April 1st. it lasts for 30 days , you do not eat dairy, grains, legumes, <BR> added sugars or alcohol (not even cooking with it) The 1st week I noticed I felt better and was happier too, <BR> I actually lowered my BP so much that the Dr cut my meds in half, and I lost some weight too.All good then one could assume ,,,,, <BR> <BR> Then April 17th happened LOL I had a glass of wine, it did not taste good to me, but ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:50:08 EST The County Fair. went to the fair with a friend ,it is amazing how many people dress up for this. It was quite fun to see some of the costumes the creativity of some people. Elephand rides for the kids and Fair foods for sure.. <BR> There was also some acrobats that were quite skilled. <BR> I have to apologize for the photo collages, my files were too large to upload ,so in order to share I made collage of the photos. enjoy. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:29:36 EST 14/31 Day challange No weight loss or "shrinkage" this week. <em>39</em> <BR> I am however keeping what I lost off, so a small victory among the parties <BR> and feasts. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am temporarily working for my old boss and I am busy, and out of time it seems. How did I do all this and working before I retired??? <em>198</em> <BR> Today I have day off, so Clean house and wrap presents , some laundry. <BR> Daughter and BF arrives the 21st. <em>104</em> . <BR> Hope you all have a great... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:35:16 EST 7/31 Day challenge December 7th was my 7th day of this challenge ,I have lost 1" and 2 Lb. <em>9</em> <BR> I am doing my best to eat the right foods in the right amounts ,I am however allowing myself 1 piece of Lindts chocolate squares (if I need one) <em>493</em> I did however have an Irish coffee for desert on our Anniversary. <BR> <BR> I have also discovered that I feel better if my protein intake is for breakfast and lunch,for dinner I usually have just a salad ( a big one) or veggie soup or both. ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:14:08 EST Art show downtown. A friend and I went to the Downtown festival and art show. <BR> It is held 2 times a year and it has improved a lot in the last few years. <BR> There is only a few photos ,some of the artists did not want their work photographed. <img src=""> <BR> At the beginning of our walk, and then there was some very nice artworks <BR> <img src=""> <BR> "> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:40:54 EST My town. <BR> Wanted to share with you some of the pieces of the town I live in. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:24:00 EST to save us all? <BR> Is this the way we should save ourselves and Mother Earth <BR> some good id eas for sure. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:02:01 EST The Magnolia trees are Blooming The trees are so beautiful now. It is a shame the flowers do not last long, <BR> Here are some flowers from beginning to end. <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 10 May 2014 13:29:11 EST I am just saying...... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. Fri, 2 May 2014 08:33:06 EST Day 5 of Quitting (Wednesday 30th.) I must be better than I thought <em>100</em> <BR> I only gained 0.2 Lb during my quitting. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I think instinct takes over when it comes to food choices after being watchful for so long. <em>101</em> <BR> I did eat chocolate and cheeses in excess for sure, but I think after about 2 days of "pigging out" that was enough, and I went back to healthier choices again. I was back down to mid range of calorie intake and fat was about 22% carbs 52% and protein 26% th... Thu, 1 May 2014 10:35:34 EST Day 4 of "Quitting" Day 4, Tuesday, woohoo stayed within my calorie range. <BR> I even went out for lunch with a friend ,we tried a Vietnamese restaurant <BR> this time. <em>481</em> <BR> I had beef and noodle soup, very good. It came with a side of bean sprouts and a green herb that tasted like basil/mint with a anise after-taste, interesting flavor, brought some home to see if I can get some roots going there. <em>378</em> <BR> As for my quitting, well I am not. <em>224</em> <BR> I will start keep... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:04:06 EST Day 3 of Quitting. I must say I like it better when I actually am mindful about what goes into my body. <em>198</em> <img src=""> <BR> The only healthy thing yesterday was my snack and the only reason for that was : I went shopping for my veggies and bought too much ,so I had to eat some older ones in order to fit the new produce in the fridge. <BR> <BR> Way over in calories on Monday some 1800 WOW <em>15</em> <BR> the % was ok, 48 % carbs, 26% each ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:07:36 EST Day 2 of "Quitting" (yesterday Sunday) Well, ,I think soon I have to quit this quitting LOL <em>198</em> <BR> I ate lots of bread and cheese yesterday, love Brie and the one I had yesterday was double cream and with mushrooms, YUMMY. <BR> Now it is all gone <em>24</em> Less veggies and fruit. <BR> <BR> I ate fairly healthy, ended up in the upper region of calorie intake, went over in fat%, (cheese) under in carb%. <BR> <BR> The thing that makes me want to go back and quit the quitting is ,,,, <BR> my tummy, it is not hap... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:11:15 EST Day 1 of Quitting (yesterday) Went straight to ,,,you know where, 1 cup of M and M's for desert <BR> and 1 bottle of wine. Needless to say I went over my calories. <BR> But it was Yummy <em>4</em> <BR> I started this at the weight of 123 (usually I am between 121- 123 so we will se where this goes. I feel great, went to gym this morning ran 5 miles. <BR> I will record my food in the evening, so I can't adjust as I go along. <BR> Tomorrow you will hear about todays choices. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:43:32 EST I am Quitting. Not really, I have decided to end this streak today, I am taking the rest of the month off from controlling myself. <em>230</em> Ahead? maybe , we will see. <BR> I have been on Spark since 2010 ,m done great lost weight ,kept it off and I am healthier <em>363</em> but the last year seems to have been nothing but a fight and a struggle with myself, <em>216</em> so I decided to take the last 5 day of April off. <em>213</em> <BR> I can eat whatever I want when I want and drink whatev... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:53:35 EST La Chua Trail A walk on the prairie with a spark friend yesterday had some extra bonus <BR> you will se later. <img src=""> <BR> The nature out there is so beautiful <BR> <img src=""> <BR> a little pond with some ducks swimming. We have had some nice rains lately and the water is up. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Theses are some of the birds out there... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 07:42:51 EST A visit to Talbot Island Walking on the beach at Talbot Island <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> As you can se there is lots of drift wood and overturned trees along the beach, the fog kept rolling in all day, so visibility was not so good but it made for some eery pictures <BR> <img src=" Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:44:55 EST I "stole" another good one. from FaceBook. <BR> <BR> February 26, 2014 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> in <BR> <BR> Share <BR> . <BR> <BR> 3,019 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here. <BR> <BR> About three years ago now I sat in a New York deli across from a good friend Glen Nelson. I had formed my own compa... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:56:18 EST Protein article from Runners World <BR> <BR> This article I found in Runners World ,worth passing on. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not sure how much protein you need or how to get it? Here's a runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> By <BR> Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. <BR> . <BR> Published <BR> <BR> February 4, 2014 <BR> .. <BR> Media: Eat More Protein <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time for another session of Fuel School, and this time we’re heading back to the classroom for Intro to Pro... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:40:17 EST A new Leaf Good Morning team. It is 8:10 and I have been up for 30 minutes <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> Had a glass of wine too many last night,so no gym this morning <em>24</em> <BR> But I have 2 of coach Nicole's video to do for the challenge. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Today I am turning over a new leaf, to a healthier me again. <em>521</em> <BR> Gym 5-6 days a week 3 weight days and 5 running <em>362</em> <em>315</em> <BR> eating healthy , lots of fruits and veggies. <em>551</em> <B... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:19:26 EST Maxine on 2014 <BR> Maxine wishes all a good year <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As we progress onto 2014, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am <BR> totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I can no longer open a door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the knob or lemon peel... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:31:02 EST 20 things. for 2014 I found this on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness. <BR> <BR> 1. Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong. <BR> <BR> 2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do. <BR> <BR> 3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself. <BR> <BR> 4. Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted. <BR> <BR> 5. L... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:53:32 EST Niagara Fall as I have never seen them. A friend sent me this footage. Just amazing. <BR><BR>TKObiU <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:46:01 EST And while I am at it again The blogs about the detox never got finished due to no internet , <BR> 10 whole day in limbo <em>40</em> wow <BR> <BR> Anyway the detox was really good ,never hungry and absolutely more alert too. <BR> I will try to do this one maybe once a month. <BR> Lost 4 LB, but gained 1 back ,still ok. <BR> The coffee withdrawal was not bad ,guess what? it was hard to go back to drinking coffee after this ,it did not taste good at all. <BR> All in all the foods were really tasty and filling very he... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:59:42 EST Never quit pledge. Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> <BR> I pledge to... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:52:02 EST OOPS , day 3 of Detox was actually day 4 I just realized the mistake, I usually write this the morning after, <BR> but yesterday I went to the beach and wrote in the evening, so you got day 4 before day 3.Here is the real day 3. <BR> Smoothie breakfast w/kiwi, banana, whey protein, chia and flax seed. <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> Lunch was Big green salad with chickpeas and millet, tomato and peppers. <BR> <em>140</em> <BR> We had family for dinner ,they got pasta and seafood. I was a good girl <BR> <em>43</em> <BR> My dinner:... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:08:56 EST Day 3 of Detox Still going and going and really not tired by 3 pm anymore <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast , another wheat smoothie with kiwi, blueberries and flax seed. <BR> <em>194</em> No lunch ,but a lot of munching, because friend and I went to the beach,It was lovely <em>298</em> sitting in the sun reading a book. <BR> <BR> I ate 1 apple, 10 nut thins multi seed crackers(gluten free)and really crispy <BR> some guacamole ,sliced red bell pepper and tomato.. <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Dinner... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:49:51 EST Day 2 of Detox Still not enough protein, but I am eating really good food <em>4</em> <BR> Breakfast was something I never eaten before, Polenta and mixed with nuts and fruit. <BR> Quinoa , cabbage and edamame with carrots and mixed greens for lunch. <BR> Apple and mutt butter for snack. <BR> Dinner was a big salad with chickpeas onions kale and carrots. <BR> And best part as I stepped on the scale at gym I was down to123.8 <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> I think I will start having a whey protein shake at le... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:45:15 EST Day1 of the Detox The first day of 7 in this detox, I decided to weigh myself <em>29</em> <BR> oops, did not see this coming (or feel it) I am at 125 instead of 120 - 122. <BR> <BR> Day one food intake was yummy and absolutely enough ,but listing it on SP <BR> shows that there is too little protein. <BR> Morning : oatmeal, apple, flax and almond milk <BR> <em>481</em> <BR> Lunch:Blk.Beans , brown rice , broccoli salsa and scallions and yeast. <BR> <BR> Dinner:Blk.Beans , red onion, tomato, millet, lett... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:39:55 EST A walk at Paynes Prairie Went walking on the prairie with a spark friend the other day, <BR> we had a great time, and really enjoyed the nature and its creatures.wading birds and alligators. <img src=""> <BR> . <img src=" <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:14:42 EST Cruise to Hell and back Leaving Tampa <img src=""> <BR> This is what we did a lot of on the ship,the 1st day was a bit chilly <BR> . <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src="">These are some of the "kritters" on our bed every night. <BR> We finally got warmer weather,arriving at Cayman Island <BR> <i... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:46:24 EST