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See this image largerSee this image largerAwesome Possum!See this image largerSee this image largerToday's reward for reaching my exercise goal - I get to work a jigsaw puzzle!(1 comments)See this image largerPlayed traunt from everything and worked a jigsaw puzzle all day! Here's some wombats.See this image largerKinda dreary outside, but I'm not going to let it get to me. There's plenty of sunshine inside me!See this image largerMade a trip to a local mercado and got lots of snack-size fruit at great prices. Spending the day working a jigsaw puzzle to help center myself. Enjoy a great day everyone! Here's some capybara!See this image largerStill hoping to lose 5 lbs by the first of March so I'll be under 200 pounds. I can do this. Here's a bird sharing someone else's snack.See this image largerLost another pound! Today is going to be all about renewing my commitment to proper diet, exercise, rest, and mindfulness. Hope everyone has a fantastic week!See this image largerMoving a bit slow today. Want to spend the whole day working my jigsaw puzzle, but my brain keeps nudging me to get my exercise done. Here I go!See this image largerSuch a great start for my day! I have gone from 40 inch waist to a 36, and I've lost another pound and a half. Watch me go! Here's an awesome possum for you.See this image largerDown to 200 pounds! Hit my goal. Now I have to come up with new goals. So happy!See this image largerGood morning, Sparklers! I set new goals today. Of course the number one goal is to maintain the accomplishments I've made. Now, it's time to make my grocery list so I stay on target!See this image largerHey, Sparklers! On my way to the Doctor for a check up. I have a sneaking suspicion that, even though I've lost 10 to 15 pounds since my last visit, he'll just say, "lose weight" with a dour face.See this image largerWent off long acting insulin last night after discussing it with doctor. Morning reading was excellent, but after breakfast reading was 161 on left hand and 123 on right. Average is a bit high.See this image largerRaining buckets today. Just gonna stay in and work on my latest jigsaw puzzle, ride my exercise bike, and avoid cleaning house. Second day without overnight insulin, and my blood glucose is perfect!See this image largerAnother rainy day, so I feel justified working on my jigsaw puzzle. However, I am definitely making a schedule for household chores. I hate spending hours/days "getting caught up".See this image largerStarting daily chores today as part of my healthful life-style. No more procrastination.See this image largerContinuing my daily chore list as part of my healthful lifestyle. Will finish my jigsaw puzzle and post to jigsaw junkies on Facebook. Hope they like it!See this image largerGoing to walk to Half-Price Books, which should be about 4 miles round trip. My reward will be a new jigsaw puzzle that I saw there a few days ago. Shouldn't spend money, but what the heck!See this image largerGonna sit on my butt and finish my jigsaw puzzle today.See this image largerI can finally see my...ahem...feet...without moving my belly put of the way! Yay! Feeling svelt! Here's a snail for you.See this image largerStarting the new sparkpeople week with a new jigsaw puzzle! Gonna be hard! To earn puzzle time, I have to ride my exercise bike.(1 comments)See this image largerThis is my exercise bicycle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I must learn to love it. I hate it.See this image largerSo, I have, in fact, dropped another pound. Which makes my total over 32 pounds since November. The bad news is that my skin has not kept pace, and parts of me now resemble a Shar-Pei. Bleah! Here's a bear being fancy.See this image largerRode my exercise bicycle so I earned my puzzle time. Did not make much progress though.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerIt's definitely nap time!(1 comments)See this image largerFinally dropped below 200 pounds! 197.7 to be exact. My doctor says I should weigh 180, but I'm shooting for 160. Yay, me!See this image largerRefrigerator died during the night. Now I'll be forced to clean it out. I may find a lost civilization in there. If I disappear, someone please log 30 minutes of heavy house cleaning in exercise for me!See this image largerRunning on low energy today. Feel like I'm moving through water. Guess I'll drink 8 cups of it so I can get my spark points. Exhausted squirrel is my spirit animal today.See this image largerIf you're feeling overwhelmed or adrift, reach out for a lifeline.See this image largerStarting a new jigsaw puzzle! 1000 pieces "Match Books". Gonna be fun!See this image largerYay! The day is almost over, and tomorrow is St. Patrick's day. Éirinn go BráchSee this image largerHappy St. Patrick's Day! Éirinn go Brách!See this image largerAwesome day today! Lots of compliments on my St. Patrick's Day ensemble! Lol. Best part was that my favorite, black, Levi jeans fit again after 15 years!See this image largerLazing around the house on the last day of the Sparkpeople week. Gotta get back to exercising starting tomorrow. Long story - check out my blog. Here's a lazy mouse for you!See this image largerLazing around the house on the last day of the Sparkpeople week. Gotta get back to exercising starting tomorrow. Long story - check out my blog.  Here's a yawning pika.See this image largerHow I feel eating a salad without dressing.See this image largerHow I feel eating a salad without dressing.See this image largerJust finished my jigsaw puzzle!(1 comments)See this image largerGetting ready to get back on the exercise bicycle. My passion for it is definitely waning. Can't let that happen.See this image largerGotta convince Exercise Bicycle to give "us" another chance. If we don't reconnect soon, I'll probably give up and ask Exercise Bicycle to move out. Here are some acrobatic hamsters.See this image largerI didn't bathe, brush my teeth, or wear clean clothes. I just put on The Eurythmics and Exercise Bicycle took me back like I'd never left. Thank goodness for no awkward "I'm sorry". Here's a clue to what I was doing on Exercise Bicycle ...See this image largerAnother 1.8 pounds gone this past week! That means only 16 more pounds to go and I will be where my doctor would like me to be. Here's a glass-wing butterfly for you!See this image largerMade it back to Exercise Bicycle. How do I make exercise a habit? How do I make exercise a passion? Here's a fabulous fox.See this image largerNow that Exercise Bicycle has taken me back, I feel I have to keep losing weight so Exercise Bicycle will feel needed. What a pickle. I mean, I "like" Exercise Bicycle, but doubt I will ever "love" Exercise Bicycle. I kinda feel like I'm just using Exercise Bicycle. Does that make me a bad person? I wonder. Here's a humming bird for you.See this image largerThere is a rogue apple hiding in my refrigerator. It's on the top shelf; all my apples are on the bottom shelf. Are they dangerous when they go rogue?See this image largerMy spark profile does not show any statistics. Help. Please. #coachSee this image largerYesterday, I discovered a rogue apple, lurking on the top shelf in my refrigerator. Today, there's a rogue orange as well! I don't know how they got out of the crisper. I'm afraid they're plotting against the mandarins.See this image largerExercise Bicycle and I are back together, but I'm still just going through the motions. I'm sure Exercise Bicycle can tell. There's just no passion. How do you kindle passion? We have a date at 11. Perhaps some different music, a fluffier towel, a new water bottle, or some stickers for Exercise Bicycle will help. I've got to nourish this relationship before it dies. Here's a porcupine for you.(1 comments)See this image largerStarted a new jigsaw puzzle. So, I have to be mindful of my time. Otherwise, I'll work on the puzzle all day and forget to do my chores and exercise. Wouldn't want THAT to happen.See this image largerI think the rogue apple ate the rogue orange!See this image largerSitting on a cushion to ease my aching butt! Exercise Bicycle's seat has become almost intolerable now that I've lost my padding. Here's a blue jay.(1 comments)See this image largerMy butt hurts. Now that I'm significantly smaller, every chair I sit in seems to have been designed by the Marquis de Sade. The exercise bicycle seat is the worst! I may be forced to carry a pillow with me everywhere I go. I hate to say it, but I miss my extra padding. Here's some sunflowers with a butterfly.See this image largerWhat song kicks your workout into overdrive?See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerAnother 2 pounds lighter! So pleased with my progress, and proud of myself for sticking with it. SparkPeople and the wonderful support has really been a major part of my success. Only 13 pounds away from my second goal! Here's a sleeping duckie for you.See this image largerDog/house sitting for a good friend today while repairs are being completed . Loving being able to help out a friend. Gotta run, breakfast is calling me! Yum! Here's a little slice of paradise.See this image largerAnother 2 pounds lighter! So pleased with my progress, and proud of myself for sticking with it. SparkPeople and the wonderful support has really been a major part of my success. Only 13 pounds away from my second goal! It's all about change, so here's a chameleon!See this image largerI'm dog sitting and just gained 5 pounds...of dog hair! Wouldn't change a thing This dog is a an angel!See this image largerGoing to enjoy a super lazy day! I have the whole day to myself, so I am going to work on my jigsaw puzzle. Of course, I still have to exercise at 11. Here's a lovely squirrel for you(1 comments)See this image largerMade it through dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse (all you can eat) with out overeating! I ate everything i wanted, but stopped when I was no longer hungry. I felt like I could do this, but it's nice to KNOW that I can! Here's some little bandits to steal your heart!See this image largerUsed 3M Command Hooks to create a wall-mount for my iPad! Now I can control my tunes with ease, thanks to Siri!See this image largerGained 1.5 pounds so there's only one thing to do...go shopping for more! Gotta restock the pantry. A friend and I are making a pilgrimage to Whole Foods, to see how the other half lives!See this image largerSuch a dreary, rainy day today. Thank goodness SparkPeople shine so brightly and always lifting my spirit! Thank you, everyone. You keep me chugging along. Here's some cuties, reminding us to stay hydrated!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSitting at La Madeleine, playing cards and drinking iced tea!See this image largerWonderful day hanging with friends and playing cards at La Madeleine. Not even tempted by treats!See this image largerI don't trust people who chew a single piece of gum. That's gotta be just for show. It's so tiny. It's like chewing a single pea. I need two or three just to make it worth my time.See this image largerMy trip to the mercado was postponed. We ate going tomorrow. They have the best and cheapest produce. Just love shopping there!(1 comments)See this image largerI am still testing the limits of my newly-found super-powers. My friends and I spent a couple of hours at La Madeleine yesterday, and my super-powers made it easy for me to turn down every temptation. AMAZING! Here's a couple of cuties for you!See this image largerUgh! I hate being at a plateau. The waiting is SOOO boring. Have to keep reminding myself to relax and maintain. In the meantime, I'll distract myself with cute animals. Here's some parrots.See this image largerToday is mercado day! We go to the Latin American market to get really great fruit and veg. They have the best oranges, pears, and apples - all just the right size for snacking. Love me some snacks(2 comments)See this image largerOkay. I am dealing with all the changes to the mobile app just fine. Except for one. Please put the "day" arrows back on the food log. The arrows are much more convenient. I've even included a picture of where to put them. Please! #techsupport #helpSee this image largerIt's been one week since I got stuck on this plateau. I have to make a decision: wait for rescue or cut off a limb to restart my weight loss. I'm afraid if I cut something off, I'll just eat it. What to do, what to do, what to do. Oh, look - birds...in hats!See this image largerMade it to the Latin American mercado and loaded up on fresh veg and fruit. Navel oranges only $1 for 6. Just yummy and the perfect size for breakfast or a snack!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerReady to start the day! Showered, shaved, dressed, and feeling fab! Wish I looked as fab as this fellow, checking out a sunflower!See this image largerWeather about to turn ugly. Think I'll have a quick nap and then meet up with Exercise Bicycle for a quick one. Here's some flowers.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerBeware diet saboteurs!See this image largerTotally had a "cheat" dinner, and I have no regrets! Suck it, haters! I had a huge salad with at least two ounces of shredded cheddar, three to four servings of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, and topped it off with a big, whole-wheat bun with butter! Easily 1,200 calories. Don't care...had bread! Here's a raccoon as fat as I feel.See this image largerFinished the hardest jigsaw puzzle i think I have ever done. "Peacock" by Erika Pochybova is 1000 pieces of dots, dots, and more dots. Challenging but beautiful.See this image largerToday is shopping at Sam's club! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be eating oatmeal every day, let alone buying oatmeal ten pounds at a time! At some point, I'll switch over to the steel-cut oats. They come in a 35 pound bag. Quite a commitment! Here's some snails.See this image largerAfter a meal, how long should you wait before exercising?See this image largerMy exercise record is off. Sunday says I have 145 minutes for the week, but I didn't even exercise that day. Since the week starts on Sunday, my weekly total should be 0, right?See this image largerLearn from past mistakes, then let them go.See this image largerThe most terrible thing happened last night: I got locked out of my phone! It wouldn't recognize my fingerprints, and it kept increasing the time period before I could try again. I thought I was going to have to do a complete reset and lose everything on my phone. Luckily, I was just dehydrated from exercising, and once my fingers plumped back up, my phone let me in...after waiting over two hours!See this image largerBacking up my phone today after not being able to get it to recognize my fingerprints for over two hours. Don't lose your data, backup everything today!(1 comments)See this image largerI don't believe it. It's unthinkable. I'm actually going to hook-up with Exercise Bicycle instead of taking a nap. What has happened to my priorities!? Here's a surfing duck.See this image largerReally not sure how to handle this extra energy I have after exercise. It's amazing how energized I feel just 15 to 20 minutes after my workout...and the energy lasts! Here's a baby tapir sticking its tongue out.See this image largerTrying to read articles today was a mine-field! Kept being hijacked by some bogus gift card award. Happened 3 times! Reported it by email to adreport@sparkpeople.com with screenshot.See this image largerExtra workout is extra satisfying!See this image largerAfter workout snack attack! Ice-cold and extra juicy!See this image largerEating in at my table without distractions is really relaxing. I swear the food even tastes better. Here's an unrelated photo.See this image largerA type of over-eating with which I am not entirely unfamiliar.See this image largerFor the last month's, I have been obsessed with jigsaw puzzles. Spent hundreds. Could not figure it out until last night. My RLS meds cause obsessive behavior. Pramipexole! Puzzle solved!(1 comments)See this image largerPicking my friend up at the airport as one of my "good deeds" for today!See this image largerSo ready to begin the Five Percent Challenge as part of team Rowdy Rebels. I made a picture! #rowdyrebels #5percentSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger#rowdyrebelsSee this image largerSee this image largerToday is a cornucopia of goodies! I lost two pounds, a package of puzzles is arriving, I have a bunch of new friends, and it's one day closer to the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge!(2 comments)See this image largerGoing to lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. There will be cake, and I'm prepared - prepared to eat me some cake!See this image largerAte sensibly at the restaurant. Even had a single bite of the most delicious caramel cheesecake. One bite! Yay, me! Here's a mouse enjoying the flowers!See this image largerFirst destination of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge has been posted! See this image largerFinished the day with dinner at another restaurant. Choosing food was easy; keeping track of my hunger was more difficult. All the merriment of a birthday dinner was distracting, but I did manage to stop eating when I felt full. Left about half of my taco salad on my plate. On a different subject, I think there's something wrong with this cat I found.See this image largerSee this image largerStill playing catch-up from last night's bout of Restless Legs. My right leg behaved abominably last night. Everyone else was horrified. We may not invite him back tonight. Here's some flowers.(3 comments)See this image largerChomping at the bit for the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge to begin! All the team members I've "met" are great, so I know we will be an unstoppable force when united with a common goal!See this image largerDoctor appointment tomorrow to deal with Restless Legs/Limbs Syndrome. Will walk the 3.2 miles round trip! Here's some bunnies for you.See this image largerGetting ready to go to my doctor to make s plan that will control or end mu Restless Leg/Limb Syndrome. I'm walking the three miles round-trip! Wish me luck!(1 comments)See this image largerAfter speaking with my doctor, I will be increasing Gabapentin and adding magnesium oxide to combat Restless Limb Syndrome. Unfortunately, RLS is often rooted in a deficiency of iron, in my case, ferritin. Consequently, I will have to have an endoscopy AND a colonoscopy. Then I will receive an iron infusion intravenously. My thanks my friends who share my pain and recommended Gabapentin and magnesium oxide. Guess who?See this image largerGetting ready to start an incredible jigsaw puzzle. It's an imahr of the top of a Florentine mosaic table created for Ferdinand II de Medici in 1634. Really challenging.See this image largerGetting ready to start an incredible jigsaw puzzle. It's an image of the top of a Florentine mosaic table created for Ferdinand II de Medici in 1634. Really challenging(1 comments)See this image largerFor my ROWDY REBEL teammates!See this image largerSomeone always trying to share my snacks!See this image largerSo excited tjat The Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge has started. However, federation in all things, so I'm working my puzzle as well. Managed to get the border done. It's very tricky.(1 comments)See this image largerSo glad the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge has started!See this image largerHanging at La Madeleine, drinking tea and playing cards.See this image largerBeverage service has begun!See this image largerKilling time until my lunch settles, and I can jump on Exercise Bicycle for a quickie! This quote is too good not to share again!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerCongratulations to my team, the ROWDY REBELS(1 comments)See this image largerMaking slow progress on my puzzle, but I'm really enjoying it!(2 comments)See this image largeris ecstatic to have reached the first destination of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge! Yay Rowdy Rebels!(2 comments)See this image largerRecovering ftom shock that I got up, dressed, and went walking for an hour. For fitness! I didn't even have to be anywhere. Just unbelievable! Here's a standing guinea pig to enjoy.(1 comments)See this image largerReally feeling the magic today! I hope you do too.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStarted a "mystery puzzle" last night. All I have is the pieces; no image from which to work! Even so, I'm about 1/3 done.(1 comments)See this image largerNap time!See this image largerFinished my "mystery puzzle". Turns out to be "Starlight" by Kim Wiggins with about 500 pieces. It's rather pretty.(3 comments)See this image largerFeeling skinny today! Clothes fitting nicely, sun is shining, and I'm walking easy! Here's a pretty bird for you.See this image largerWalked 1.2 miles to the Dollar Store. I was going to run home, but I bought scissors.See this image largerGoing to the mercado today to stock up on fruit and veg. It's a bit of a drive, but the Latin atmosphere and great prices really make my day. It's like a micro-vacation!See this image largerWalked right to the end of the sidewalk!See this image largerSo ready for challenge 2!(1 comments)See this image largerI hit all my goals this week, do I bought myself a new-to-me jigsaw puzzle. 500 pieces and only 80 cents.See this image largerPerfect night for a heart-smart walk!See this image largerEarly morning walk on a very humid Sunday.See this image largerReady to face the day! Got my butt out of bed and out the door at 7 for a early, 40-minute walk. Now I can kick back and slack off for the rest of the day.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerTearing it up this morning to Bruno Mars!See this image largerHas anyone else list weight and now find that your butt hurts all the time from sitting? I feel like my bones are trying to cut their way out of my backside. And I have 20 pounds left to loose!(2 comments)See this image largerPutting some chicken and some sweet potatoes in the oven before spending time with Exercise Bicycle. Then, it's rainy day activities for me: cleaning, reading, napping, and did I mention napping.See this image larger#techsupport All praises to the SparkProgrammers for putting the date arrows back in the mobile app's nutrition tracker! So friggin' happy! Here's a hot bod on the beach for you.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerStill waiting for the results of Week 2 of the Five-Percent Challenge. Really want to place in top three. Fingers crossed!See this image largerA new, unexpected side effect of losing weight: my fat has taken on a life of its own. I move one direction; it moves in another. It feels totally detached from the places it use to cling so tenaciously. I find myself poking at it to see if it will poke back. What a strange development. Here's a picture to cleanse your mental palate.See this image largerAs a man, I don't generally wear lipstick. I'm making an exception. Ordered a case.See this image largerIn case anyone missed it, the Rowdy Rebels won Second Place in Week 2 of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge. GO REBELS! See this image largerTime to start achieving for the third leg of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge. Talk about motivating, these challenges are great. Make sure to get involved with teams and challenges.See this image largerHappy Earth Day! Do something nice for Mother Earth, today and everyday!See this image largerA "non-scale victory" for me: visible changes in my thighs. Awesome possum!See this image largerReady for this week's challenges!See this image largerGonna hit Sidewalk this morning. 54° and sunny. Won't have many more days like this in Houston. I just have to take advantage if them. Here's a reminder to stay hydrated.See this image largerWell, it turns out 54° is a bit chilly to be walking in a t-shirt. However, I managed my customary 40 minutes. Instead of cooling down, I need to thaw out! Saw a cardinal today!See this image largerToday is New Puzzle day. I'm working a new jigsaw puzzle. Consequently, I am totally unavailable, unreachable, and armed with a pointy stick against anyone who tries to interrupt.(1 comments)See this image largerSorry, team. Had to cut it short today. Giant chickens everywhere!See this image largerEnjoying this fine morning! Good morning, sunshine!(1 comments)See this image largerMaking the most of this fine morning. Good morning, sunshine! Enjoy this photo.See this image largerDid double workout, so I'm treating myself to another puzzle. I really earned this one!(3 comments)See this image largerToday is rest and recovery day. I feel I've been rushing lately. Today, I'll make sure I haven't missed anything in my haste. Enjoy your day! Here's a bit of "maco-photography" for you.(2 comments)See this image largerMade it through the all-you-can-eat steakhouse without eating everything in sight. Even had a one scoop of ice cream afterwards. I believe I am close to being refocused away from food. Here's something pretty.See this image larger#techsupport This response to my post is a great ideaSee this image largerNon-scale victory!(1 comments)See this image largerStarted my day the SparkPeople way - exercising! Unbelievable that I get out of bed and go walking right away.See this image largerSome things need to be public; some things need to be private. Always praise in public; always rebuke in private. This is a kindness that should never be overlooked or undervalued. Enjoy this web.(1 comments)See this image largerI am declaring today National Oatmeal Day. After decades of avoiding the beige paste, I have embraced oatmeal as my comfort food. Join me today, and sing the praises of Oatmeal!(2 comments)See this image largerGot a later start and the humidity was high!See this image largerHanging out at Taco Cabana playing Gin.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerCleaning out closets, thinning out wardrobe, and emptying junk drawers. A healthy body and mind deserve a healthy environment. Hoping to take many items to Goodwill! Nurture yourself and grow.See this image largerUp and out the door at 5:15 am. Didn't know 5:15 am existed.See this image largerCool and cloudy today. Lovely!See this image largerI'm kinda all over the place at the moment. I'm putting things on eBay, prepping a puzzle for hanging, and just started digging into ancestry. If only I could apply this energy to cleaning house.(2 comments)See this image largerNo breakfast for me, dammit. I'm having blood work. The lab is only three miles round-trip, so I will be walking. The super good news is that the neighboring thrift store has jigsaw puzzles!(2 comments)See this image largerWalk to and from the diagnostic lab for my blood work! Yay me!See this image largerThis is the only moment you have. Choose your path.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThe Rowdy Rebels have done an awesome job in the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge. We landed in second place for challenge 4! We have been in the top three in every challenge. Next time, #1!(3 comments)See this image largerThe best feeling: having to pull up your pants that use to be right! Magic! Here's a cutie for you!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI am over the moon! My a1c is back is in the non-diabetic range! See this image largeris over the freaking moon! My a1c is back in the non-diabetic range! (3 comments)See this image largerDoing my happy dance! My a1c test result is back on the "non-diabetic" range! I'm ecstatic! Here's a funny to celebrate aSee this image largerDoing my happy dance! My a1c test result is back on the "non-diabetic" range! I'm ecstatic! Here's a funny to celebrate!See this image largerSitting on my laurels today. Goals achieved. Tomorrow will be about new goals, new attitude, and new focus. Gotta reframe the big picture. Today, I'm enjoying the magic!(1 comments)See this image largerI swear the wind was gusting 40 miles an hour!See this image largerPutting complacency back on the shelf and committing to losing another ten pounds. My "spark" is fading, but this new goal should heat things back up for me. Gotta catch this lightening in a bottle!(4 comments)See this image largerFinally! The new leg of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge is here! ROWDY REBELS are RABID to take first place this time. Gotta knock those TEDDY BEARS out.of.the.sky!See this image largerTaking to the sky once again on challeng 5 of the Spring 2017 Five-Percent Challenge. TEDDY BEARS, the ROWDY REBELS are coming for you!See this image larger59° and s beautiful sunrise made for a magical power walk!See this image largerFeeling bright today! Got my walking done, fixed a nutritious breakfast, and slept well. Time to tackle this filthy house!See this image largerGoing to clean like an inspector is coming. No more excuses. Today!(1 comments)See this image largerI really am going to clean my apartment. Right after lunch.(2 comments)See this image largerI cleaned nothing yesterday even after committing to doing so. I got stuck on the computer all day trying to fix installation problems. I swear, I will clean something today!(3 comments)See this image largerSugar-free gummi bears are really great - until you eat one too many.(1 comments)See this image largerAfter my initial exam yesterday, my new gastroenterologist checked the little box for "Healthy Weight". He has no idea how much that means to me!See this image largerA new record for me: 4 miles in an hour!See this image largerChilling and petting the dog.(1 comments)See this image largerLight exercise today. My vision keeps "whiting out" and my balance is off. Low blood pressure?See this image largerBusy day today, filled with lots of errands. The good part is that they are for other people. Good deeds indeed! Here's some flowers for you.(1 comments)See this image largerKilled the challenge again! Yay ROWDY REBELS!See this image largerReally great news from Primary Care doctor. He's taking me off my blood pressure medication and one of my diabetes medications. He also said I've lost enough weight, but I'm really eager to drop another 9 pounds. Regardless, it's a happy day!See this image largerI feel pulled on so many directions. I accidentally overwrote yesterday's blog. I'm still waiting on refrigerator replacement, and I have nothing in the house to eat. Need serenity today.(2 comments)See this image largerFast and furious, but short today.See this image largerIf I accomplish nothing else today, I am satisfied that I deep-cleaned my kitchen: inside and out, top to bottom, hands and knees clean!See this image largerShopping for "clear" foods for Wednesday's procedure. So many items with red dye hidden in the ingredients. Here's a clear one!(1 comments)See this image largerCan't believe I've discovered the living room has a floor and furniture! Who knew!See this image largerFinished house/dog sitting. Time to bucke down and clean the rest of my apartment. Just insane how messy I've let it get. See this image largerAwesome walk this morning. Get me ready for a stress-filled day.See this image largerReally ejoying this "Run Keeper" app. Takes the guess work out of my walks!(1 comments)See this image largerSo ready for my colonoscopy to be over. I made it through the "no solid food" part, the "prep" part-one part, and I've started the "prep" part 2. Not as bad as everyone said. Here's a funny.See this image largerColonoscopy done! Four polyps removed. Definitely did not expect that. Next colonoscopy in three years. Yay!(1 comments)See this image largerA little off my usual time, but satisfying nonetheless.See this image largerSo happy that I'm getting a new refrigerator today. Current one has died twice. Luckily, I never keep that much in it.(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWaddles, Fancy and Waddles' new rival, Prussia, came out to watch my morning walk.See this image largerDoing double work outs to get first place! Join Me! See this image largerMore exercise todaySee this image largerChallenging all ROWDY REBELS to double their exercise times on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday to bring First Place for PJPEGG in remembrance of her daughter.See this image largerChip came to watch me walk today!See this image largerAnd my "double the time" exerciseSee this image largerGetting a late start on my sparking! Exercise is done though!(1 comments)See this image largerBlustery morning!See this image largerGathering my things for another week of house/dog sitting that starts tomorrow. Getting up at 4am to get my friend to the airport. Gonna nap so hard afterwards.See this image largerDelivering my friend to the airport. Good deed done!See this image largerWalking my butt off - literally!See this image largerAs part of my new life-style, I'm reconnecting with my estranged brother. It's really interesting how two people at the same event at the same time can have such different memories. Here's another cool image.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerFound a jigsaw puzzle I was sure I would never find. Never give up; never say never!See this image largerI'm going to plug MyPillow because I adore this product. I've always used feather and down pillows so I can shake the filling to one end, making a really firm pillow that keeps me head lifted. A friend bought me a MyPillow, and I'm never buying anything else. From the first night, I've been marveling at how good I sleep and how incredible this pillow is. If you get a chance, try one. Oh, and their customer service is a dream!See this image largerWaddles and Fancy came to watch me walk again this morning. No sign of Prussia, but I'll bet he's near.See this image largerAdding to my morning walk. Goal is 1.5 hours.See this image largerWinning at diet and exercise with SparkPeople!See this image largerMeeting up with a friend to do some geneology research on her family. Hope we can find interesting items in her past like I have in mine(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerI am committed to maintaining my new lifestyle. I will maintain all the changes I have made. This was not a "diet" this was for life. Lightning in bottle for real.(1 comments)See this image largerActually cleaning house today. Living room: done! Looks nice, huh?See this image largerAttacked by a giant cockroach this morning! At my dinette! Bastard came out of no where. I flung myself backwards in my chair, hit the floor, rolled into a crouch, and struck like lightening! SQUISH! Smooth as a Samurai. Actually, I almost peed myself, fell out of my chair, and got lucky with wild stomping when the roach fell to the floor. I'm pretty sure it was laughing hysterically at me.See this image largerCleaning Progress: Living Room ✔ Office ✔ Kitchen ✔ Dining Room -- next! Bed Room Bath Room -- hiring a cleaning crew.See this image largerCreating a new habit: budgeting and daily bookkeeping. Gonna start pinching pennies!See this image largerOnly 738 calories burned!? Somebody needs to recalculate that number!See this image largerWeigh-in day.See this image largerLast cleaning task: the bedroom. Everything I couldn't throw away or for which i could not find a place waits for me behind this door. If I don't make it out, someone please log my exercise minutes!(1 comments)See this image larger#techsupport my sparkpoints is not reflecting my exercise. My exercise appears on other places.See this image largerFinally done! My apartment is CLEAN! So worth the sore muscles and back!See this image largerIt is done. After years of depression induced neglect, my apartment is CLEAN. The last Dust Bunnie left me a scrawled note. Something like "T*** you!" Or maybe that "t" is an "f"?See this image largerDonating all my larger sized clothing today. Only keeping those that are one size larger than my current size.See this image largerOmg! I needed that!See this image largerLast day of house/dog sitting. Will be glad to be relieved of duty, as I will be able to start putting the finishing touches on my place. Definitely no place like home. Here's Annie.(3 comments)See this image largerBest kale recipe!See this image largerDriving across town at five to pick up a friend at the airport. Definitely my good deed for the day.See this image largerVery satisfied with life right now. Content.(1 comments)See this image largerSlow, peaceful walk todaySee this image largerBeautiful day for it.See this image largerHope to see you for the Summer 2017 Five-Percent Challenge!(3 comments)See this image largerWalking is great!See this image largerHaving a guest over! The first one in years. Just made tuna salad, tea, and a fruit plate of strawberries, cherries, and mandarins. Yum! Hope the rain doesn't cause a cancellation!(6 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMorning to myself. Lunch with friends. Nice jigsaw puzzle after dinner. What a life!(1 comments)See this image largerMy best time ever!See this image largerDoing my washing and planning day two of the In-Beween Challenge! Working my jigsaw puzzle is top priority after getting my exercise done!See this image largerHey, ROWDY REBELS, do your stuff and junk!See this image largerROWDY REBELS The 2017 Spring-Summer In-Between Challenge. You can do this.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerRaining, so I visited Exercise Bicycle tonight.See this image largerWalking in light drizzle!See this image largerMaintained my house. Had a friend over for dinner, and now we're working jigsaw puzzles. Kinda nice having a roomie. Here's a flower.See this image largerLovely morning! Lively walk!See this image largerI'm keeping up with my bookkeeping, but still failing at budgeting. I keep moving monies from necessities to impulse purchases. It's a lot like the way I use to snack: careless consumption!(3 comments)See this image largerMore walking today!See this image largerSo many errands, all done on foot in the sun. Luckily, humidity was low.See this image largerPart of my impulse purchase at the thrift store: World's Largest Crossword Puzzle. 6.5' X 6.5' with 24,718 clues. On sale for only $1.75.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerGetting closer to finishing this bad boy!(1 comments)See this image largerReady to be creative again. Really want to create this doily called "Star Scallops". I think I could do it, if I can find the pattern.See this image largerFinished! But somewhere along the line, I lost a piece. Sigh!(2 comments)See this image largerAwesome walk today!See this image largerUnbelievably low humidity for Texas in June. Morning walks are still awesome.See this image largerSee this image largerChallenge 2 of the 2017 Spring-Summer In-Between Challenge. See this image largerSee this image largerSlept poorly. Feeling a bit "off" today. Slowed me down a little.See this image largerNot the best photo, but Fancy debuted her ducklings today! I stayed a respectful distance away, but they were so CUTE!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFrom 40 to 32 ... and they FIT!See this image largerSudden shower cut my walk short today.See this image largerPerfect fit! Down from 40" to 32" waist!(3 comments)See this image largerThis is what I usually do with my finished puzzles.See this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/join_gr
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See this image largerSee this image largerHumidity on the rise!See this image largerWoke up at four and couldn't get back to sleep. Gave up and did my walk at 5:30. Humidity is already getting unbearable.(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThat's what I'm talking about! Even though the humidity has reached Jurassic levels, I did it!See this image largerExcited about adding a half a mile to my walk this morning. Hope I can repeat the event!See this image largerAir-conditioner fixed! Do these frozen coils look like powdered donuts, or have I been dieting too long?See this image largerWho's an Awesome Possum? This guy! SIX MILES!See this image largerThinking about doing another walk. Am I crazy? What the hell happened to the fat guy on the couch? (3 comments)See this image largerTaking the day off! Puzzle time!(1 comments)See this image largerI met the homeless man last night. He didn't need food, but he did accept the use of the shower. He was very nice, and left the bathroom orderly. I told him to catch me on my walk if he wants to use it again. I learned some interesting things about the number of homeless people on this area and the resources available to them.See this image largerTomorrow I start a new house/pet sitting engagement for the weekend. One large dog (who can, and will, chew through cans to get the contents), one medium dog, a special-needs cat, and an indifferent tabby. Oh, and an exemplary specimen of bearded dragon. Lovely family, lovely pets. If all goes well, I will sit for them again in July for a couple of weeks. Did I mention that the "can crusher" is severely affected by thunderstorms?See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerCut short, but still great.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHouse/pet sitting today and tomorrow. Hit a local garage sale and grabbed 23 vintage Springbok jigsaw puzzles! Happy as can be! Here's one of the puzzles.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWent to Cafe Express today. I cannot get enough of their hummus! It's the only hummus I like.(1 comments)See this image largerAdded a night walk so I felt better about having sherbet.See this image largerDon't miss out on a great adventure in weight-loss! The Summer 5% Challenge begins July 1st. Sign up today! See this image largerSee this image largerJust about to Mod Podge this puzzle to mount on my wall. This is "Peacock" by Erika Pochybova, 1000 pieces, a Barnes and N ... CRAP!!!(2 comments)See this image largerDon't miss out on the weight-loss adventure of the Summer 2017 5% Challenge. Copy and paste this link into your browser and sign up today. Only 12 days away! Don't wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ groups_ individual.asp?gid=68497(1 comments)See this image largerAwesome walk today. I'm beginning to be able to make 5 miles without dying.See this image largerThe Summer 2017 5% Challenge begins July 1st. Get your ticket to fun weight-loss today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ar
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See this image largerMy best time ever! 14:17 per mile for 5 miles!See this image largerPlanning some generic graphics for the Summer 2017 5% Challenge. Wish we had more info on theme etc. Take off: 1 July 2017!(3 comments)See this image largerIt's team-roster day! The ROWDY REBELS will be ready for action in no time at all!See this image largerSeats are still available for the Summer 2017 5% Challenge, but they're going fast. Sign up today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_
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See this image largerAnother nice day, but it getting so humid I almost need gills to go outside.See this image largerGetting increasingly excited for the Summer 2017 5% Challenge. Got a peak at the roster, and I'm so pleased to see so many returning ROWDY REBELS. The challenge has "awesome" written all over it.See this image largerGood Morning! Today's walk is brought to you by the letters K and B for Kicking Butt! Here's a pretty bird for you!See this image largerTaking a nap!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSign-up continues through 6/30. Don't wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
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See this image largerLovely low-humidity morning!See this image largerDe-cluttering all day!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerAnother wonder walkSee this image largerHeading back for more de-cluttering! Should be finished in a couple of days!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBack to de-cluttering. My own apartment has suffered a bit of neglect, but I'll remedy that tonight before bed. Here's a random photo.(1 comments)See this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me
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See this image largerCleaning continues!See this image largerCleaned up my place last night; de-cluttering my friend's house some more today. So many hours, but so worth the time. Here's a picture.(2 comments)See this image largerStarting a new house/pet sitting stint today. It's for two weeks, so I had to pack, buy groceries, etc to be ready. Made me late for my "sparking". Here's another random pboto.(2 comments)See this image largerKeep those exercise minutes coming, and please post promptly!See this image largerStarting to de-clutter the huge walk-in closet! Another random photo:See this image largerDisappointed. The hematologist doesn't think my ferritin level needs to be raised, meaning he doesn't believe it is causing the restless legs. Bummer. Guess it's time to hit up a neurologist.(4 comments)See this image largerMake today your independence day from the past, bad habits, and negative self-talk. Commit to find the kernel of goodness in every situation. Love yourself exactly the way you are.(1 comments)See this image largerHave to go shopping for supplies. House/pet sitting is hungry work. I'm out of snacks! Here's my current puzzle.(4 comments)See this image largerTomorrow, I will finish de-cluttering my friend's living room and move some furniture. Then I'll see where I go next! Her roommate's rooms need a good work over too!See this image largerMy charges have been fed, watered, and walked. I'm off for some shopping, a quick trip home, and then continue de-cluttering my friend's home. A lot of stuff accumulates in 15 years.See this image largerAnother matathon cleaning session. It's never ending!See this image largerNo cleaning today! This afternoon, I'm having lunch with a friend, and then we are hitting Good Will to search for stuff and junk. The rest of the day will be dedicated to my current jigsaw puzzle!(3 comments)See this image largerCleaning here, at my friends house, or at my apartment. I'm gonna clean something. Manual labor focuses my mind to a pinpoint. There is no better way to be in the moment.(4 comments)See this image largerFinally, getting off my feet. I'm done for today! Have a great night, everyone.See this image largerFeeling a bit wistful today.See this image largerAcknowledge yourself as a beautiful butterfly at this moment. If you can do this, everything else falls into place.See this image larger#deliciousdailymoment Sweet cherries as the perfect snack!See this image largerBack to walking - No cleaning!See this image largerRainy day! Poor dog hates thunder.(2 comments)See this image largerKinda disappointed that the ROWDY REBELS didn't land first this week. Thankfully, I didn't turn to food to make myself feel better. I found a better way.(4 comments)See this image largerMorning walk!See this image largerDaily walk. Kinda slow because of thigh muscle ache.See this image largerHad to take it easy walking tonight. Thigh muscle is feeling a bot strained.(2 comments)See this image largerGetting ready for tomorrow's journey to the Taj MahalSee this image largerThe target is 120 minutes of exercise per day to take first place from those darn bears. Can you hit it?(1 comments)See this image largerRainy day. Barely finished my exercise in time.See this image largerA little later than usual, but it was still cool enough to get my 120 minutes!See this image largerAlmost done! Very fine puzzle! "52 Pick-up" 1000 pieces by Rainy Day PuzzlesSee this image largerStill hitting the target: 120 minutes of exercise! ROWDY REBELS RULE!(1 comments)See this image largerFinished!See this image largerMorning walkSee this image largerAnother 120 minute exercise day!See this image largerDragging my butt like it's a sack of potatoes. So fatigued today! Exercise done!(1 comments)See this image largerStill managing to hit target minutes!See this image largerDaily walkSee this image largerWalking is AWESOME!See this image largerSuch a day - a wonderful, WONDERFUL day!(5 comments)See this image largerGetting ready for an impromptu visit from new friends. So much to organize. Thank goodness I just need to organize and put things away. Can't have them seeing all my "crazy" at once!(1 comments)See this image larger"Sparking" is accountability. Without accountability, it's so easy to let things slide. Spark daily! (1 comments)See this image largerJust watched the International Space Station fly across the sky! Awe-struck.See this image largerCleaning out my storage area all day! My back's gonna complain tomorrow! Not as bad as in the picture, but you get the idea.See this image largerHad a friend over today. Had a great time. Did i mention I watched the International Space Station fly over last night? Awe-inspiring!See this image largerStomping today!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerIt's tomorrow already? Wait! I'm not ready!See this image largerIt's not Friday yet?(1 comments)See this image largerFrustrating day! Lots of hard-drives to format. Each on takes forever to finish!(3 comments)See this image largerMade today mine!See this image largerHad a very late night when my graphics program crashed and had to be reinstalled and configured. Would love a nap, but I'm going to push through.(3 comments)See this image largerLet's take off!See this image largerWalking makes me feel great!See this image largerSee this image largerThis is how I feel about diet and exercise.See this image largerFeeling good about recreating a Windows 98 machine, but my Corel graphics program is beginning to act up. I may be headed for trouble.(2 comments)See this image largerGot so much done today! Tomorrow I'm relaxing all day! Here's a cool ship.(1 comments)See this image largerFrench fries with dinner! Yum!See this image largerLazy day. The rain came and made the world sleepy.(1 comments)See this image largerThe thick humidity slows everything to a crawl. Breathing seems like too much Ivan effort.See this image larger The thick humidity slows everything to a crawl. Breathing seems like too much of an effort. (1 comments)See this image largerSo close, and yet so far! One piece definitely missing, possibly two.(1 comments)See this image largerI always feel that the regular SparkPoints wheel is rather stingy. Ninety-nine percent of the time I get 1 point.(1 comments)See this image largerCome on, ROWDY REBELS!See this image largerCome on, ROWDY REBELS!See this image largerAfter helping my friend move furniture and clean all day, I made time to finish the used jigsaw-puzzle i bought from a thrift store. Unfortunately, it's missing three pieces. On the other hand, the missing pieces are almost completely black, so I think I can manufacture fillers.See this image largerCouldn't sleep, so I walked my laps early. Lovely morning!See this image largerHad my "outside" time and my healthy snack early today! What a great way to start the day!See this image largerWorth repeating!See this image largerFinished! Thrift store find: Eurographics, "Solar System", 1000 pieces (missing 3). So much trial and error to finish the black. Really enjoyed it!See this image largerGetting ready to head to the doctor for my physical! When was the last time you updated your medication list, medical conditions list, emergency contact, your Will, and other important documents?(2 comments)See this image largerAwesome Possum! Starting a new puzzle today. Best kind of day! Here's some blooms.See this image largerWalking walking walking!See this image largerI'm walking on sunshine!See this image largerFive o'clock! I'm just starting to Spark. Ugh! Where did the time go.(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerCan't get enough Cafe Express hummus! So delicious!See this image largerWatching the Count of Monte Cristo with friends.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerDaily walkSee this image largerThinking about a nap is like thinking about exercise: you have to actually do it to get the benefits.(1 comments)See this image largerLatisha Porter, an outstanding role-model and motivator, is starting a group that you need to join. Why roam the wilderness alone, when you can travel a road with friends.See this image largerLatisha Porter, an outstanding role-model and motivator, is starting a group that you need to join. Why roam the wilderness alone, when you can travel a road with friends. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gro
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See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerRearranging my furnishings again! It seems I will never be satisfied.(1 comments)See this image largerWalked the mile to my friend's apartment to meet pest control. Now walking home. Another two miles!See this image largerFinished my jigsaw puzzle! Gotta pick the next one!See this image largerWill finish this challenge, then I'm bidding SparkPeople and their phoney "you have won a gift card" ads the heave-ho.See this image largerWas doing laundry at my apartment's laundry room. The repair man was there fixing a washer, and he gave me free drying time! $1.25 in my pocket!(1 comments)See this image largerMorning walk. Humidity is a killer!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHanging some different puzzles on my wall. Still haves few to pick.(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerMy chicken looks unwell.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerThere's something wrong with my duckling.See this image largerMy duckling is a bit off today.See this image largerI think my fish caught what my duckling had.(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHaving a lovely quesadilla at IHOP.See this image largerWatched the eclipse. Kinda awesone.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerNot at 100% today. Took my time getting around the track.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerI'm still under the weather. It's scorching hot outside. I'm glad to just hide in my bed.(2 comments)See this image largerThe hardest thing to do is to live in the moment: don't dwell on the past, don't try to control the future, choose to live healthy in this moment. Then make that choice moment by moment, every moment, until it becomes an hour, a day, a month, a year, a lifetime.See this image largerAbsolutely everything you want is on the other side of fear.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerFeeling nostalgic already...(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerJust finished! Don't forget to exercise your mind! "Colorful Ram" Erika Pochybova, 1000 pieces, a Barnes and Noble exclusive.See this image largerNext jigsaw puzzle.See this image largerMarked improvement against tummy bug, but Still taking it easy.See this image largerAte brownies today. I'm getting over my tummy-bug, so no more high-calorie snacks soon.(1 comments)See this image largerWorking a jigsaw puzzle while the storm pounds down on the area. Hasn't been bad all day until now.(2 comments)See this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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See this image largerSee this image largerNothing has changed much. Still stuck inside. Hung a shelf over my sink. Cleaned and organized my cabinets. Cleaned and organized my tools and tool-boxes. Guess it's time for bed.(3 comments)See this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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See this image largerThe rain has stopped. The sounds of night return. My body is unclenching and relaxing.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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See this image largerPersonal recovery from the storm continues. I'm just now feeling a break in the tension that gripped my body. Returning to routine comforts me. Here's a painting by Ebova. Her work is amazing.(1 comments)See this image largerThe artist "Ebova", Erika Katarina Pochybova, has asked me to write a blog about the jigsaw puzzles featuring two of her awesome paintings! So honored!See this image largerThe artist "Ebova", Erika Katarina Pochybova, has asked me to write a blog about the jigsaw puzzles featuring two of her awesome paintings! So honored!See this image largerhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
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See this image largerDid I already mention the Fall 2017 5% Challenge? I did? My bad. ;-)See this image largerIt's a purple kind of day!(2 comments)See this image largerLooking forward to playing with a new friend today.See this image largerJoin Embrace the Weight Loss Journey, a group created by super-motivator LPORTER2015 "This team is designed to focus on appreciating the total weight loss experience: MIND, BODY & SPIRIT. Let's embrace the weight loss journey together. Remember, every journey begins with a single step." www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
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See this image largerOkay! I started a petition encouraging Barnes & Noble to produce more puzzles featuring the art of Ebova, Erika Katarina Pochybova. Please, sign it and share it! http://chn.ge/2eQBTSGSee this image largerJoin Embrace the Weight Loss Journey, a group created by super-motivator LPORTER2015 "This team is designed to focus on appreciating the total weight loss experience: MIND, BODY & SPIRIT. Let's embrace the weight loss journey together. Remember, every journey begins with a single step." www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
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See this image largerDisappointed when I let good habits slip away. Budgeting is so easy, I just won't stick with it.(1 comments)See this image larger"This team is designed to focus on appreciating the total weight loss experience: MIND, BODY & SPIRIT. Let's embrace the weight loss journey together. Remember, every journey begins with a single step." www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups
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See this image largerMet my own Cheshire cat. Cool dudeSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerHaving a blast working my "Vortex" puzzle. Basically going row by row!(1 comments)See this image largerAutumn previewed tonight in Houston: mellow temperatures, light breeze, gorgeous moon. The pace lessens. Deep, cathartic breath. There is no moment but this moment. I am here.See this image largerAnother gorgeous painting by Ebova (Erika Katarina Pochybova) I think about her paintings the whole time I'm exercising.See this image largerI have made it through another day. And, I am satisfied. These moments are rare.See this image largerI have "diabetic" skin and dry feet. This stiff is amazing.See this image largerProgressing slowly. I love it.See this image largerThat odd moment when you recognized a truth about yourself. No judgement. Truth.See this image largerAlmost bed-time. A good day closes.See this image largerLovely number.See this image largerBeginning to feel a hint of the pain I will be in tomorrow. Think I over did it just a bit.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerTomorrow's that dreadful anniversary.(1 comments)See this image largerReally? You're developers don't round? #techsupport #suggestionSee this image largerThe weather has become enticing. Sitting inside seems confining.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSometimes, the path we journey is easy. No matter what, it is always beautiful.(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger56 today!See this image largerLooking forward to my first full-day of being 56. See this image largerExhausted! Long day. Need a shower and bed!See this image largerHoping the cooler weather gets here soon. We've had a taste. Can't wait for more.(1 comments)See this image largerSoon to be jigsaw puzzle from Springbok. Cannot wait to get it!See this image largerPlaying catch-up. Need all the help I can get.(1 comments)See this image largerHaving company over to watch "Madame Bovary" and have lite refreshments.(1 comments)See this image largerFinished row six!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDiscovered Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion. Absolutely AMAZING! Dry, cracked feet are a thing if the pastSee this image largerToday I return to my philosophical base: Buddhism. Without the trappings of religion, this philosophy offerers the most comprehensive approach to life that I have ever experienced.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWelcome back @LIVEDAILY ! Missed your comments and posts!See this image largerOnce you discover it, how long can you avoid exploring the missing piece that you have found?See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerEven the slowest waters cut canyons.See this image larger“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” BuddhaSee this image largerWhen you find truth, it will have been right in front of you the whole time.See this image largerFeeling frustrated by EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! Arrrrrrgggggg!(4 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerIn this moment, I let go of worry; I choose serenity.See this image largerIn this moment, I acknowledge sleepiness, but I choose action.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDistracted by attractions.(2 comments)See this image largerAnd this is what I did with the tine I made for myselfSee this image largerGot off my butt and walked at my old level tonight. Ready for the Fall 2017 5% Challenge!See this image largerGetting back up to speed for the 5% Challenge!See this image largerGetting my "zen" on!See this image largerGetting sleepy after a long day.See this image largerAnother painting by Erika Katarina Pochybova, an awesome talent.See this image larger#techsupport If the time stamp doesn't work, stop using it in the emails. You're just highlighting a negative.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerThere's magic all around us.See this image largerFinished my puzzle!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStarting a "new" puzzle. Looks very schmutzy, and feels brittle.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFirst day of the Fall 2017 5% Challenge! ROWDY REBELS RULE!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHaving reached the horizon, I realize the futility of destination.See this image largerBack into the groove!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerI like to thnk THIS is the Texas in which I live.See this image largerPatience accomplishes the impossible.See this image largerMorning walk...lovely weatherSee this image largerHitting the road Saturday!See this image largerTomorrow's the day! Off to the country!See this image largerHiking in the country!See this image largerWalking back and forth to the farm's mailbox, a quarter-mile away. The cows were not pleased.See this image largerSee this image largerBrought home stones from my aunt's "gravel" drive-way. Made sure to get enough to fill a dish.(1 comments)See this image largerWalking the weight away !See this image largerFinished another puzzle and hung it on the wall.See this image largerCool morning; great walk.See this image largerStarting a new puzzle: Effervescently Yours.See this image largerPlanning my attack on my friend's garage. So many boxes to open and so much stuff to sort. The charity shops are gonna have a field day with the donations.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerMy back is sooo tired!(2 comments)See this image largerIt is hard to let go sometimes, but it is necessary to move forward.See this image largerEmptied all of the huge moving boxes! Giant step forward.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerIt's Matinee Day! My friend and I will be watching a vintage film and snacking! Yay!See this image largerCool picSee this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerCleaning my own house today.See this image largerFeeling dreamy.See this image largerSome days, the path is beautiful.See this image largerIf you can't change your situation, change your perspective.See this image largerAn ending or a beginning.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI'm developing a new obsession: kumihimo braiding. (1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerWaiting for washing machine repairperson at my friend's house so sge doesn't have to miss work. SOOOO BORED(1 comments)See this image largerToday is bed rest, quiet, and handfuls of medication. I'm not resisting.(2 comments)See this image largerYesterday, the bubble I live on popped again. Depths of depression. Day one, rebuilding.See this image largerResting a lot. Batteries depleted. Have to recharge them slowly. Going to be staying close to home, probably crafting.(1 comments)See this image largerStarting a new puzzle. Shhhh....I'm focused.See this image largerStarting over includes starting a new jigsaw puzzle!See this image largerToday, I'm listening.See this image largerMy first kumihimo-braided bracelet. Figured out the pattern and cut a loom myself!(1 comments)See this image largerA1c holding at 5.6 on just one pill of Farxiga a day! I feel like I just pulled Excalibur from the stone!(1 comments)See this image largerWent to the car-wash. The cleansers on the windshield were absolutely beautiful! Notive the beauty around you.(1 comments)See this image largerI put a bottle cap on my friend's Beagle...she turned into a pug!See this image largerCan't get enough sriracha lately, and I usually don't like spicy. Six triscuits topped with one ounce of pepper jack cheese (total weight), nuke until cheese melts, add sriracha!See this image largerLively morning walk!See this image largerFollowing my path as best I can. Some times its a bit hard to see, but I persevere.See this image largerMorning walkSee this image largerPreparing for a dinner guest tonight. Suddenly, I don't have enough pots or pans..See this image largerMorning walkSee this image largerMost awesome walk this morning!See this image largerFeeling energized by the cooler weather!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerdamn(1 comments)See this image largerDid it again!See this image largerDid it again!See this image largerContentment teasing the nape of my neck and murmuring in my ear...See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerSuch a mood I'm in today. Terrible terrible terrible(3 comments)See this image largerCut it short today.See this image largerGiving my love to me first.See this image largerPut in a second walk tonight. Made 14 mins/mile for 4 miles. The did cool dien laps.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerGlorious morning!See this image largerResting after headache from eyes being dilated.(1 comments)See this image largerCraving bananas like crazy! Had two already today.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerAdopted my healthy life-style one year ago today!(1 comments)See this image largerMorning walk!See this image largerMy friends have driven me completely around the bend. I've declared my home a neutral country and closed the borders!See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerHoliday shopping is here. Time to up the dosage.(1 comments)See this image largerStill cleaning carpets and stuff!See this image largerI've cleaned so much my hands are toast! Bought some Gold Bond and gloves!See this image largerI would love to spend the rest of the week in this bed ...(1 comments)See this image largerBeen slacking off...time to step up my game!See this image largerAwesome day. Clean carpets, clean apartment, clean everything! DONE.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerLooking forward to indulging in many, many oreos!(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerTutoring a friend in Excel. Love itSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerNo guilt.See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerI may not have lost all my marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag(1 comments)See this image largerThe more I iron, the more convinced I become that I sm. Master! LolSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerReally want cooler weather so i can justify hot cocoa.(1 comments)See this image largerSore-throat making me crazy. Trying not to swallow...yeah, right.(3 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWalk to doctor's officeSee this image largerWalk home from doctors officeSee this image largerSo my thermometer registers my temperature as normal, but i feel like I'm radiating heat.(1 comments)See this image largerSo I'm taking these huge antibiotics...(1 comments)See this image largerSlowly but surely, it's sinking in: nothing tastes as good as thinner feels.See this image largerSlowly but surely, it's sinking in: nothing tastes as good as thinnerand healthier feels.See this image largerStarting on of those 3-d puzzles. Not my type, but it's a gift.See this image largerHeading to a Lady Gaga concert. Feeling old.See this image largerNap time!(1 comments)See this image largerPlanning on finishing my 3-D puzzle tonight. Let's see if that happens.See this image largerTrying to identify this item.See this image largerBraided a new braceletSee this image largerRemembering Pearl Harbor.(1 comments)See this image largerActually had to turn the heater on this morning! I usually go all winter without needing it, as Houston doesn't get cold often or for very long.(1 comments)See this image largerI made my first ever batch of snickerdoodles. There were no survivors.(1 comments)See this image largerEstatic to be starting a new jigsaw puzzle.(1 comments)See this image largerI tried to make it last by working one row at a time. Still went too quickly. Springbok "A Mosaic of Bacchus" 450+ pieces 1966. $2 at a thrift-store. 51 years old and still pristine.(1 comments)See this image largerMust be the season - I'm in the mood to bake some mincemeat cookies or maybe some gingerbread...See this image largerBouncing back from respiratory infections quite well. Time to start exercising at previous levels.(1 comments)See this image largerUgh! Gotta clean house right now! What.a.dump!(1 comments)See this image largerJust move on.(1 comments)See this image largerRunning low…(1 comments)See this image largerSetting a new boundary: food is fuel. I deserve nutrition, not self-abuse masquerading as rewards.(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFinished this jigsaw puzzle today. "National Cathedral: West Rose Window” 500 pieces.(1 comments)See this image largerReally have to clean up and get organized. World Puzzle Days start January 1st, and I really need to be organized if I'm going to hit my goal of 20 puzzles completed by February 28th.(1 comments)See this image largerLast day of packing.(1 comments)See this image largerPicking puzzles to do while house-sitting. Can't wait for my mini-vacation.(1 comments)See this image largerLetting my charges get use to me. Lots of barking in the beginning. Things are calmer now.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerReady to start a new jigsaw puzzle.(1 comments)See this image largerLaundry is job one today!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWonder what's in store for me in the coming year?(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerHaving a cup of tea and a cookie. Image is not to scale.See this image largerHouse sitting is over! Time to go home. Definitely missing my bed.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFinished another puzzle from my garage store haul some months back. Unfortunately, it's missing two pieces. Still, it was fun and relaxing to do.(1 comments)See this image largerWorld Puzzle Days begins in just two more days! Cannot wait to begin cranking out jigsaw puzzles!(1 comments)See this image largerStill working!See this image largerWorld Puzzle Days started today! Here's my first puzzle, ready to begin!(1 comments)See this image largerDidn't get a lot of my puzzle done. Bummer.(2 comments)See this image largerTotally over this house-sitting - no internet.(1 comments)See this image largerWorld Puzzle Days: my first entry. Can you guess?(1 comments)See this image largerAlmost finished!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger20,000 pieces by 2 February? I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,…(1 comments)See this image largerSettling in for relaxing evening.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerStarting my third puzzle for World Puzzle Days!(2 comments)See this image largerSelecting my fourth puzzle for World Puzzle Days. I think it will be this:(2 comments)See this image largerDay two of puzzle 4 for World Puzzle DaysSee this image largerReady to start puzzle 5 for World Puzzle Days! I picked a toughie!(1 comments)See this image largerGot a new Scott Gustafson puzzle! Can't wait to put it together!(1 comments)See this image largerGot rapt in my puzzle. Almost finished.(1 comments)See this image largerDon't want to do anything but puzzle!(2 comments)See this image largerMade great progress on my jigsaw puzzle. It's difficult as the same colors appear everywhere. Love the challenge.(1 comments)See this image largerJust starting, but it's slow going already.(1 comments)See this image largerFeeling the chill! Ready for warmer weather.(1 comments)See this image largerPainting at my friend's new house. Ceilings today, walls tomorrow.(1 comments)See this image largerDog-tired from painting all day! Almost missed Sparking.(1 comments)See this image largerThe painting never ends…..(1 comments)See this image largerFeeling a bit of relief that my friend is stable and looking better.(2 comments)See this image largerVery trying day, dealing with a combination of technology and emotion.See this image largerVery trying day, dealing with a combination of technology snd emotion.(1 comments)See this image largerReally liking my Zenni.com glasses.See this image largerJust beginning my 8th, 1000 piece puzzle for World Puzzle Days. Jigsaw Jubilee begins soon, so I'll switch to 1200+ piece puzzles so they count in both tournaments!(1 comments)See this image largerWhat a day! Feeling overwhelmed.(1 comments)See this image largerOk. It maybe time to move. Yes, that's two halves of a brassiere on the electricity meters of my building.(2 comments)See this image largerGetting ready to puzzle my brains, out!See this image largerGetting ready to puzzle my brains, out!(1 comments)See this image largerThe long edge of my current challenge!(1 comments)See this image largerJust a reminder: update your will and medical power of attorney; make sure your loved ones know your wishes regarding life-support; and specify what funeral arrangements you prefer.(2 comments)See this image largerNot doing so great with my puzzle. So many demands on my time lately(1 comments)See this image largerFound a nickel in the parking lot of the Container Store. My purchase came to $6.05. I had 6 singles and the found nickel! Feeling lucky! (1 comments)See this image largerMy stress relief. Remember these?(2 comments)See this image largerugh(1 comments)See this image largerIn the time it took my friend to finish this puzzle, I found a single piece in mine. LolSee this image largerReally tired of the wild temperature fluctuations.See this image largerGot a lot done on my puzzle. Feeling satisfied.See this image largerAnother rough day. I'm not doing so well on staying away from calories. Gotta sit down and have a talk with myself.See this image largerI started a jigsaw puzzle group for aficionados on face book. I hope to filter out all the "noise" found on casual jigsaw puzzle communities. It's called "Missing Peace".See this image largerLaundry-room blues. Only three washers and one dryer out of twelve machines working. My complex needs a new contractor!(2 comments)See this image largerJust finished a vintage Springbok puzzle I picked up at a thrift store. Wouldn't you know it: missing 1 piece.(1 comments)See this image largerTrying to work on my 3000-piece jigsaw-puzzle, but my heart's just not in it today.See this image largerAwake and hungry. Guess it's breakfast time.See this image largerExploring my box of puzzles delivered today!(1 comments)See this image largeryay. valentine's day.See this image largerNeeded to have my anxiety meds increased. It's been 10 years. Guess a body gets use to it.(1 comments)See this image largerAn online friend found a replacement for my puzzle, which was missing two pieces.(1 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSpring is nearing; I have been able to begin walking in the mornings again. Gotta shed some winter weight.See this image largerNext!(1 comments)See this image largerI'm done.(1 comments)See this image largerLooks like I'm going to end the World Puzzle Days challenge about 8,000 short of my goal. Damn.(1 comments)See this image larger#techsupport #suggestion Can you please eliminate this intermediate screen on the mobile version. It serves no purpose. No matter what you touch, the same three menu options appear.See this image largerSpring is springing!(1 comments)See this image largerWorth repeating. Thanks @KILTORESee this image largerMorning walk. So good to be outside again!See this image larger@GPALMER29 and you can play fetch!See this image largerFIVE may be my new number!See this image largerI got a blister, walking today. It's in a weird place on my foot. I'm not sure how to treat it. Hmmm.(3 comments)See this image largerGetting closer to finishing my last puzzle for World Puzzle Days.See this image largerProud to have finished "Yards or Yarn" 1500 pieces by Springbok in record time. Unfortunately, it was missing 1 piece.(1 comments)See this image largerHave to start saving to move next February. Bummer.(2 comments)See this image largerYes.(1 comments)See this image largerReady to start a new chapter!See this image largerIm working a very cool puzzle!(1 comments)See this image largerFinished!(1 comments)See this image largerSo immediately after planning to clean tomorrow, I remembered all the things I have scheduled for teammates that cannot be avoided. Sigh.See this image largerVery productive day! Feeling satisfied.(2 comments)See this image largerTime for a soak!See this image largerUgh! Time change!(2 comments)See this image largerHaircut today! Feeling spiffy!(1 comments)See this image largerTomorrow morning, I start organizing a "client's" craft-room. I can never hear quite clearly if they are calling it a "craft-room" or "crap-room". Will find out tomorrow.(3 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerUnbelievably, today I was able to sit outside in perfect comfort.See this image largerDone for today!See this image largerNext week, just me time.See this image largerSampling the new pancake flavors at IHOP.See this image largerMy apartment's maintenance crews make me laughSee this image largerHeaded for a soak.See this image largerReally , brain? 4am?See this image largerThe puppy was so shocked that I was leaving mid-day, she forgot she had a chewie!(1 comments)See this image largerProtect yourself and your friends. https://www.sciencealert.com/how-to-see-
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See this image largerSetting out on another busy day of errands and organizing.See this image largerWorking through the weekend to finish my client's craft-room. Final push!See this image largerOuchy(2 comments)See this image largerSo over today.(1 comments)See this image largerThis mood is hanging on.(4 comments)See this image largerReceived a puzzle as a gift. Hated every piece of it, but I finished it.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerRunkeeper got a bit confused this morning. Wrong continent. Lol(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a goalSee this image largerFading fast. Bed soon.See this image largerTacos tomorrow!See this image largerLooking forward to cool, clean sheets. It's been a busy day. Keeping things neat and clean is one of the nicest things you can for yourself.See this image largerFinishing my day with a little purge of my pix on Google.See this image largerSo, I did some yard work for a friend. Here's a reminder that metal ladders get really hot in the sun.(2 comments)See this image largerDuring my sabbatical from SparkPeople, I did a lot of house-sitting, pet-sitting, cleaning/organizing, and yard-work for my clients, but I also found time to complete a couple of puzzles. This is Springbok's "Tea Party" 1500 pieces.See this image largerA quickie 500-piece puzzle I did Saturday. "Marble Madness" by Springbok.See this image largerThe Five-percent Summer 2018 Challenge begins!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerRecently completed Paitnik's "Playing Cards" 1000 pieces.See this image largerTake it. It's yours.See this image largerCan't wait to start this puzzle. Coming soon.See this image largerLooking forward to bed tonight!See this image largerSpent a little down time finishing my latest puzzle.See this image largerMy good deed for the day. Rescued a baby possum from my friends air-conditioner. Seemed old enough, so I released it into s nearby tree. Apartment maintenance repairing entry point and checking for more.See this image largerIt's a good day!See this image largerMake my friend a birthday cake. I couldn't resist the old-fashioned, candy decorations.See this image largerI won tickets to Spot Fest! Yay!See this image largerYummy breakfastSee this image largerAlmost done!See this image largerJust finished Aquarius "Pink Floyd" 1000 pieces.See this image largerStill six months on my current lease, but I've begun to cull my posessions.(1 comments)See this image largerMoving my accounts to another bank!

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