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Happy Thursday! Happy Friday! it's been a long, tough week. I am going to lay down and relax. Have a good evening. why can't we all do this? have a wonderful Sunday! 55 days of morning exercise in the books! Getting ready for Whole 30 on Sept 1. have a great week! have a wonderful day! One of my favorite places to take pictures on a breezy day. This is from last night's walk. Happy Wednesday! Happy Thursday! LOTS of single-leg deadlifts in HIIT Fit class this morning...this will be me all weekend! this looks so much like our sweet Jack! Labor Day weekend 2008 Jack joined our family. Such a sweet boy. I'm glad he found us! a beautiful sunrise this morning. Day 60 of morning exercise - DONE! Thought For The Day...Two of the most overlooked qualities in life are patience and wisdom... Day 4 of Whole 30 - DONE Day 62 of my morning exercise streak - DONE Sorry, but this made me laugh so I just had to share. Day 7 of Whole 30 & Day **65** of my morning exercise streak! feeling awesome =) Prayers for all in the path of Irma, and for those trying to clean up after Harvey. Dear Irma, If you could redirect that rain to the wildfires in the western US... 5 miles in 65 minutes for Day 67 of my morning exercise streak. Whole 30 day 12. Roasted sweet potato, yellow squash, turkey and chopped walnuts. the best friends people in TX, FL, and GA have right now! Day 15 of Whole 30 - still feeling great! We have a Jack-o-lantern lamp! Day 16 - bring on the tiger blood!!! Honestly, the only day I've not felt GREAT was day 13. I just wanted to sleep! Almost stepped on this during my morning run. It pays to keep your eyes on the road! one of my favorite pics from 2016 Girl's week. I wish I was back there again! (We were in DE that year) Happy Friday! It's a beautiful day here in GA. Happy Sunday! take a deep breath and have a good day! =) happy Wednesday =) Interesting flowers. They have yellow and magenta on the same plant, and usually a few that are half and half. They grow wild along the bike path. (1 comments) no words RIP together again :( I did Whole 30 for the month of Sept. Acid reflux - GONE dermatitis - much better, but still a few patches and I realized on my evening dog walk last night...I've not needed anything for lower back pain in 2 or 3 weeks!!! from a blog of @LEANJEAN6 - just had to share because we can all relate to this one! make it a happy Monday! Our jack-o-lantern lamp is back. Boo! Happy Thursday my sweet Obie is 11 years old today! And he's still a silly, playful Golden retriever <3 my sweet Obie is 11 years old today! And he's still a silly, playful Golden retriever. Sure, you're more difficult to kidnap if you weigh more. On the other hand... (1 comments) (1 comments) Have a great weekend! day 1000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/4/2017 (1 comments) #truth (1 comments) Beautiful day. Happy Sunday, Spark friends. (1 comments) wishing all my Spark friends who are on the road a safe journey 100 minutes, 6.5 miles. Yay, me! I will be there to see her on Jan 24! CANNOT WAIT!!! Sunset on the square from last night's walk. Shrimp 'not fried' rice for dinner Spider web in the morning dew. Eggs, chicken apple sausage, and roasted veggies for breakfast. #Whole30 day 2. How to get in 1500 steps in 30 minutes first thing Monday morning at work... ANTS! All over the office. Lots of stomping, spraying, sweeping, mopping, etc. try, try, try to be patient when you are out & about! (1 comments) Merry Christmas from Obie's family to yours! Beautiful sunset - and it's COLD! (1 comments) Happy 2018!!! Obie would prefer New Year's without the fireworks and gunfire. (1 comments) #Whole30 - acorn squash stuffed with a kale/walnut mix. So good! #Whole30 - day 30 already! I may keep going and make this round Whole 30 or 40. A great way to start 2018. The fountain where I take so many pictures looks a little different right now! 30 days - DONE now it's Whole35? or Whole40? We'll see. Feeling great and NO cravings =) (1 comments) (1 comments) Over 12000 steps today. Girl's trip to NYC Got to see Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz in Waitress while we were in NYC. Such a great show! We got to see Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz in Waitress while we were in NYC. Such a great show! Beautiful night for a walk Pilates (with 3 dog resistance) is a great way to start the day! Vegetables ready for roasting Today's batch of vegetables for roasting - sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, onions tossed in avocado oil and Creole seasoning. #foodprep #Whole30 Spending Sunday with Mom. I love this place! Happy Valentine's Day! Do something good for your heart =) Happy Friday! Beautiful morning for a run! Cold, clear, and windy in Georgia today. Happy Wednesday! "It's estimated that every pound of fat requires about one extra mile of blood vessels." (Obesity Action Coalition) WOW - think how much harder your heart has to work to pump blood for every extra pound of fat... Beautiful morning before the rain moves in this evening. 5 miles in less than 67 minutes. Not a bad start for my dsy. Happy Saturday. **250** days of morning exercise...the streak continues (3 comments) The day after the time change is National Napping Day? I'm in! Wish I was at home on the sofa with Omar right now...he's a really good snuggler! Beautiful morning. 4 miles in 54 minutes this morning. Happy Sunday! (1 comments) Good morning from Red Oak TX! Happy Saturday. An unusual and beautiful dogwood I passed on my walk. 5 years ago today I found my sweet little Omar on my morning walk. Best.find.ever! May of 2012 - Aimee was injured in a zip line accident and contracted a flesh eating virus that left her a quadruple amputee. Now she has 2 masters degrees and is a licensed therapist. motto - NEVER give up! Beautiful spring morning in Georgia! Monday pun day! Have a beautiful Sunday! this made me laugh way too hard Happy Tuesday =) (1 comments) Pilates with 3 dog resistance to start the day. I have the BEST coaches! Omar cheers me on for DAY 49 of my morning exercise streak! Another find in my t-shirt collection Planning to do Whole 30 in September, so I am reading up on compliant foods. Oven roasted veggies for the week. Sorting out my t-shirts. I bought this one as a reward the first time I placed in my age group. Beautiful sunrise at the end of my 5 miles this morning. Day 46 of morning exercise in the books! this memory popped up on my FB feed. He's 11 now, still the sweetest boy! I love my Obie! Say hello to my little friend! #tbt My nephew. I can't believe he leaves for college on Saturday. I can't give up this t-shirt. It has a small hole in it, it's a little big on me now, but I still love it. read in it's entirety ;-) Just saw the draft hit my account for my nephew's tuition payment. I guess this is REAL...he's an adult! This picture was as a high school jr - waiting backstage to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. So proud of that young man!!! It's been a stressful week at work. choose to have a HAPPY TUESDAY!! slightly better last night; even though I'm up at 3, I did sleep close to 5 hours. (1 comments) My new favorite t-shirt Naan bread Sliced tomato Cheddar cheese 2 eggs 5 miles his morning for a 40 day streak of morning exercise! I love this! An awesome gift for someone getting over a break-up! (2 comments) going to an MST3K live event tonight!!! Monday Functional Fitness + Wednesday Body Pump + Thursday Kettle Bell + Friday HIIT Fit equals... the best concert I ever saw: Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Bruce Hornsby Happy Friday! heading to the YMCA for 6AM HIIT class. Happy Friday! looking for a good warm-up? Give this a try. And be glad that your name isn't Xerxes! Pizza made in the toaster oven: Naan bread crust Fresh spinach Mozzarella Greenwise ham Tomato sauce The start of a healthy breakfast...the start of a healthy day. Happy Thursday! It's a rainy DAY in GA. Hope it continues in to the night, because rainy nights are great for sleeping! Body Pump for Day 36 of my morning exercise streak. I was able to increase the weight by 5 lbs for 90% of the class! (1 comments) this is one of the many reasons why it's a good thing I never had children!!! words to LIVE by! off I go! it's still early, so maybe... (1 comments) happy Thursday =) (1 comments) Body Pump for day **29** of my morning workout streak! day 28, Tuesday, and I did the elliptical to keep my morning workout streak going. Wednesday will NOT start a streak of slacking! Saw this on Saturday with my sister. Good movie...and a true story. Happy Sunday! happy Friday! (1 comments) happy Thursday! (1 comments) @ARCHIMEDESII posted this on a thread...just had to share. FINALLY - a good night's sleep. Time for Pilates! make it a good week! 92 year old Jimmy Carter heading back to his Habitat for Humanity build in Canada...the day after he was released from the hospital! He was held for observation because he passed out on the job site due to dehydration. (1 comments) A beautiful sky this morning as I was headed for a morning bike ride. Day 11 of my morning exercise streak! My coaches kept me on the ellipitcal for day 10 of my morning exercise streak. make it a great Thursday!!! shrimp not-fried rice for dinner 1 pkg Betty Crocker grains & quinoa salad (without seasoning packet) frozen mixed vegetables shrimp Kikoman stir fry sauce (1 comments) My Friday night walk was rained out, so I did this instead. (1 comments) happy Friday =) Have a safe & happy 4th. Please keep your fur babies safe when the noise starts! (1 comments) good times indeed! I had the great privilege of meeting Zig a few times. He taught my BFF's Sunday school class in Dallas. He was a wonderful, kind, giving man. Another of my favorite Zig quotes. a perfect magnolia blossom from my morning walk Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. The sky this morning changed my mind about trying to get in 5 miles. I opted for Pilates and the elliptical! (3 comments) (1 comments) Congrats to all the graduates! finally...AND there is a good chance that my 3 day weekend in now a FOUR day weekend!!! this is me today...doesn't that constitute leaving work early...for the week? (1 comments) time to get out my stack of Tom Petty CDs ...take me away! have a wonderful Wednesday =) noting like a good Zig quote to make me smile! start your week off RIGHT! happy Sunday! because I need a laugh today... it has been a LOOOOOONG week! very sad day. RIP Chris Cornell. I'll miss hearing new music from you. If there's a rock & roll heaven, they have a hell of a band. (1 comments) We have a friend who is a teacher in Louisville. She posted this on FB today: This week I am teaching my first graders about severe weather. All three classes tried to convince me that a sharknado is a severe weather event. OH MY GOODNESS. 😳They even explained how it could happen! (2 comments) D'oh! Why didn't I think of this?!? Happy Wednesday =) (1 comments) happy Tuesday! 5 miles in 65 minutes next goal - 63 minutes! my boys know that they can go wherever they want to go! This picture reminds me of the shelties we had when I was a kid. Such beautiful, sweet, smart dogs! Happy Thursday =) We take too much for granted. APPRECIATE, don't EXPECT! good night! (1 comments) (1 comments) let's do this! this made me laugh! (1 comments) no outfit is complete without a little Obie hair! happy Saturday! Make a difference =) Isn't this what Spark is all about? Have a great weekend & make wise choices! 2 nights this week I have slept well. Glad to say last night was one of them! (1 comments) this has been a REALLY long week! (1 comments) credit to SRWYLIE (aka Steve) for the quote! : (1 comments) Make it a great week! (1 comments) potluck at church today. I enjoyed some REAL mac & cheese, the healthy dish that I brought, and at the dessert table, I chose watermelon! (1 comments) love this one! make today a GREAT day! Well, I **did** make it to Functional Fitness at the YMCA this morning. That gets the week off to a good start. 5 miles this morning. More running than walking. 1st goal - get my time to 65 minutes (1 comments) Pilates to start the day. I love Spark People TV! If you haven't tried it yet, it's GREAT!!! (1 comments) Obie is having surgery today to remove a knot on his ear. I know he will be okay, but I'm still a worried dog mom. (4 comments) 4 years ago today I found our sweet little Omar on my morning walk. He is definitely my BEST find!!! (1 comments) spring time in Georgia! that's 70 year old Jimmy Buffett surfing last week! Age is just a number. (1 comments) have a wonderful day! beautiful day for a bike ride! (1 comments) (1 comments) posted by a friend of a friend. The white dog is hers; the tan and black is a foster pup who is moving on today. (1 comments) (1 comments) =) (1 comments) (1 comments) TBT - with my mom in Helen, GA (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) Omar still insists he's a cat (2 comments) (2 comments) here comes WINTER!!! Happy Friday! Truth! (2 comments) (1 comments) inspired by BLESSED2BEME (1 comments) did 60 minutes on the treadmill; varied incline; average pace 13.28 min mile (1 comments) be real!!! (2 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (3 comments) (2 comments) Beautiful, cold fall day. (1 comments) is glad this isn't our church schedule!!! is ready for NINE DAYS of not going to work!!! (1 comments) good words for when you need to walk away from those emotionally draining folks in your life...and leave them bewildered ;-) (2 comments) make it a good week (1 comments) (1 comments) (2 comments) wise words... happy Friday! (1 comments) (1 comments) Beautiful fall day in Georgia! (2 comments) all day Wed in meetings kept me from Spark. And when I got home I was busy... (2 comments) (2 comments) (1 comments) day 600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/30/2016 really feeling the kettle bell class from last night...HAPPINESS! (1 comments) (4 comments) This is the sweet girl who lets me walk with her everyday after work. No human is ever as happy to see me. (3 comments) Dark skies...thunder...but no rain =( (1 comments) Found this little guy at the office when I got back from my evening walk with Angel. I know someone is looking for him. For now, he's safe in our house. Looks like a whippet, so his temporary name is Devo. (2 comments) 5 miles in 66:31 this morning. I'll get faster, but for now...I'm good with that! (1 comments) Have a safe and happy 4th of July Another pink and blue sunrise (1 comments) From my morning walk (1 comments) Saturday morning fetch with Cassie in Baltimore (2 comments) Beautiful end to a wonderful day Hi from Ocean City MD Boardwalk! Memorial Day 2016 It's already getting HOT in Georgia, but a nice evening anyway. (1 comments) beautiful pink and blue sky to start the day (1 comments) Happy Friday the 13th this is why I have such a tough time typing (2 comments) Beautiful sunrise this morning is watching Gilda on TCM. Rita Hayworth was such a beauty! Look who I met on my morning bike ride! 15th Cheerios Challenge volunteers Happy Friday...even if it is April 15th! My coaches while I use the elliptical (2 comments) (1 comments) Beautiful day for the annual church car show Omar demonstrates upward facing dog (2 comments) The azaleas are in full bloom (1 comments) Looking forward to another beautiful spring day in Georgia (2 comments) Unbelievable sunset tonight (1 comments) This was behind me on tonight's walk. (1 comments) (2 comments) Obie checks Omar's form during morning Pilates (2 comments) I took this pic on my morning walk - beautiful full moon! (1 comments) (2 comments) goodbye Christmas 2015 (3 comments) star what? I'm a TREKKIE!!! (1 comments) this was the Christmas card sis sent out the year she was pregnant with Travis (1 comments) cold, but still a beautiful sunrise (1 comments) how did you start your day? another beautiful December day in GA! once again, inspired by PJDANIELS! (1 comments) (1 comments) this one is for you, PJDANIELS! (1 comments) beautiful sunrise to start my walk this morning! (2 comments) is happy to see the sun again today! (2 comments) THANK YOU to all our service men & women! =) (3 comments) feels like it's raining all over the world (1 comments) this one is for you, Steve! (1 comments) (3 comments) (2 comments) hope nobody is having a day like this... (2 comments) (2 comments) (3 comments) Obie had a WONDERFUL weekend at the lake! (2 comments) is going to miss these silly foster pups when they move on next week! (3 comments) - happy Labrador Day! (4 comments) true that! (2 comments) - don your armor & be's a tough world! (3 comments) (3 comments) (1 comments) (2 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) (1 comments) my nephew, Travis, waiting backstage to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1 comments) started the day with Pilates (with 3 dog resistance). (1 comments) nap time (2 comments) Omar, in all his gloriousness! (2 comments) Merry Christmas! Doesn't Obie look so happy? I really don't do things like that to him often. (1 comments) Girl's Week 2013 Omar gets in his morning workout Obie & Omar my three sons ;-) (6 comments) my nephew, Travis, playing bass at his final middle school concert church on the beach - Ocean Isle May 2013 (1 comments) whatcha doin' mom? (1 comments) Omar and Jack (1 comments) I'm pretty sure this is how Obie would be if he ever had 'the cone' (2 comments) our newest family member, Omar (found Apr of 2013) (1 comments) one of my all time favorite Far Side cartoons (1 comments) sunset from the YMCA parking lot. Love that funky low hanging cloud. taken on a walk in town - fall 2012 (1 comments) taken on a walk thru town - fall 2012 (1 comments) mom, I adopted? (11 comments) Obie & Jack on vacation in FL (3 comments) Jack on vacation in FL (4 comments) Obie visiting family in Louisville (5 comments) bwahahahahah! DH didn't find this quite as amusing as I did. my good friend Lydia and I at her awards dinner. She's a sister my parents didn't give me. (4 comments) nobody's born a bigot. My favorite sweatshirt. I wear it all winter. (5 comments) (19 comments) personal best 5k time. One of these days, I WILL break 30 minutes!!! (4 comments) my favorite running shirt. This was my reward for winning in my age group for the first time. (4 comments) I love it when I can outrun a guy! It doesn't happen often, but it sure is a kick when it does. (1 comments) this is one of my future rewards another of my future rewards (2 comments) yet another of my future rewards (1 comments)

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