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Smelling the roses415lbs and I need to lose over 200 lbs....that's a very tall order!Tortilla pizza dinner. Idea from Spark's recipe section!! #food #healthyday 2 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 9/30/2016day 21 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 10/10/2016This was a walk from heck...lol. I started out on the street, and ended up on a path where no streets could be found at all! Was getting worried for a bit, but came out on the other side okay!day 25 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 10/14/2016New week, new chance, new you!day 5 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 11/25/2016Wonderful morning at church now watching Christmas with the Kranks!Thankful to see 2017!Atkins Crustless Chicken pot pie for lunch! Only 8g carbs!!Sunday best..... Only the 2nd time in 12 years I've worn a dress, pantyhose & heels!!Another wet day??So this happened! I guessed a winner AGAIN!!! Fourth year in a row!Enjoyed swimming now time to do laundry and then go watch a movie at church!A little bit colder, but 2 hours later (mom can only walk so fast) 4 miles got walked! Time thou crash!????This smells absolutely delicious...to bad i can't have any!!! My baby is 22 today!Went to my local Metropark and walked a trail I hadn't walked in years...I forgot how hilly it was! I ran into some thorny bushes...ouch!Still don't know why I think it's okay to stand, reach, walk, squat & bend at work for 8 hours & still come home & walk 4 miles!! Glutton for punishment. ????Went to Columbus to pick-up my young ones glasses...while there got together with my oldest & we played an exhausting game of basketball... the loser had to do 10 jumping jacks...guess who lost??Working hard at hardly working!! Glad I'm off!In New York with my oldest this weekend and am still eating healthy AND WALKING (no choice??)!That's my story and I'm sticking to it!Because my kitten is a whascally rabbit....in my Elmer Fudd voice....
Happy day before payday day!??Attacking this gym with a vengeance to get back on track! Started with a 3 mile stationary bike warm-up in under 20 mins.!! Let's get it!!!This is how I spent part of this beautiful Saturday with my mom....walking 4.2 miles through my downtown!!!Got a quick 15 min walk in around my work building....just 5 more min & I could have gotten the whole mile!! Our breaks go way to quick BUT I feel energized!!While at the laundromat, I took the opportunity to walk to the nearest Goodwill truck and donated some clothes and toys that had been riding in the back of my trunk for a month!Taking a break, from our walk through town, swinging on a swing with my daughter!Mom and I moved up our big walk by 2 months. She walks with a cane, has sciatica nerve issues...i have plantar fasciitis problems and a numb toe (for whatever reason) BUT we managed to walk from my house to our doctors building 5.82 miles away. No small feat and so very glad we did it!!We did it!!!! 5.82 miles from my house to my doctors!!Lunch time walk...enjoyed this beautiful sunny day!Not as far as last week's 5.8 miles but just as good and as freeing!!!Enjoying some sun, breeze & quietness at home before it's time to go back to work tomorrow!When you throw away a pint of uneaten icecream because you know you shouldn't have gotten it in the first place AND you refuse to pass your bad behaviors to your child! I'd say I'm still winning!!Getting it in with my mom!!! After this we're headed back upstairs to do our 2nd set of a 3 mile walk and then coming back down to do our leg strength training!!Working it out at the gym with mom....trying get my bottom half together.....STAT!!Did you know that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes can burn between 10 and 40 calories?? That has to be one funny joke!!A good day to play in the water!So excited.....I've finally found a bread with low carbs AND is not brick hard!! 50 calories per slice, 9 grams of carb😮 NOW I CAN HAVE MY BREAD AND EAT IT TOO!!!Looks weird but oh so healthy! Tuna and cottage cheese!Out of the house, away from the kitchen, left money at home....enjoying some Jazz music with my mom!Enjoying some outdoor Jazz with mom!Wanted cottage cheese with blueberries but blackberries were cheaper! Delicious!!Outside NOT bbq'ing but enjoying this peaceful moody weather/sky...waiting for the rain!Happy with the fact that I am finally back on track!
#LiberatingFromThisFatThe face you make after being caught in a downpour!!! Soaked to the bone!!!!today's tip is just what i needed to read!!
#SparksHorrible sleep last night & am getting sick (heavy chest feeling) but still drug my butt outside to do some walking....it was long overdue!My food choices may seem weird today, but they are packed full of protein and it's low carb! Lunch today is a spinach salad with real bacon bits, onion, slice of cheddar cheese, and salsa instead of salad dressing. My dinner is non-traditional tuna salad that has onion, relish, cheese, salsa, and cottage cheese! Sounds strange? Taste delicious!!Today I thank God for 43 years of life! As I celebrate my born day🎂🎂🎂 I'm thankful to weigh less THIS year than I did last year!! #LeosRule
🦁♌🦁♌🦁♌Today's birthday healthy treat for me is to try this "tweaked" Spark recipe.....Strawberry Crunch!After work today, I spent some of my birthday with my mom getting fit!!! No 🎂🎂🎂 here....just sweat!!
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kOnDay 4 of my 5 days a week walk!!! One more day to go and I get to rest (walk wise) on the weekend!!!!Got the last of my 5 day walk in this morning with no one but God, Mr. Sun, peace & quiet.....aaahhhhhPurchased some 15# weights yesterday and I'm ready to build some muscle💪💪. Now I only have to go to the gym to work on lower half of body! AND completed my 5th day of walking....I'm on a roll!!!
#icandothisTrying to be a well-rounded person & not focus solely on weight loss. Did some strength training yesterday....and did some painting on REAL canvas for the first time! I'm no Picasso, but I had fun!
#icandoitMy finished project from yesterday's festivities!Only walked a mile this morning....still getting over pneumonia and I decided to pick a walking area with hills😒😒 needless to say THAT knocked the wind out of my sails (lungs) BUT I will go walking again this evening....FLAT LAND & more miles!
#fitness #icandothisIt's funny that the day I posted this is when my pneumonia started! Feeling loads better 3 weeks later!!!Soooo my car was repo'ed yesterday morning BEFORE I got up for work.....I get up at 4a.m. It was too late to make transportation arrangements so I missed work. My car situation won't be resolved until later this week sooooo this morning I walked to work! No bus runs as early as I have to be at work. Ironically I'm training to be a school bus driver!
At least I got my exercise in already!
#icandothis #fitnessSize 28 may seem like a big size to most....but I grew out of that and into a 36/38 pants......I've had these capris in the closet for 5 years!!!!! I'm wearing them again and couldn't be happier! I really like these capris and glad I get to wear them while it's still summer!!
#nsv #fitness #IgotthisAsking for prayers for my daughter and all residents who are about to get hit with Hurricane Irma....she is a mid west kid so this is totally new and certainly scary for the both of us! Thank you.Finished my very first 5k run/walk at my church and my personal best was 59:40!! It was for charity so that the people of Zambia can build a bridge over a wide birth of water! I'm so stoked that I did this!! Oh and exercise is done for the day!!😂😂
#healthymom #fitness #icandothis #donegoodCompleted my very first organized 5k walk/run for my church and finished at my personal best of 59:40!!! My daughter (in pic) was not too far behind me!Dead tired.....went to bed waaayyyy past my bedtime listening to Jeremy Camp finishing up his tour with a concert at my church!The faces of 3 people who's just received their CDL's!!!That is something I need to remember every time I pick up a utensil!Food doesn't define me so I refuse to be its pawn in this weight/fat loss game! So glad that meat is low carb. It fills me up and it is so tasty! Now if I can find a LOW low carb bread all will be right in my world! lol #lowcarbDid some walking and other exercises....was so mad this morning....exercised helped a little, but coming home to see my Sabrina in her usual spot made my day!😁#metimeSo this happened yesterday! Couldn't do that again if I tried!!
#BEASTMODE #GOALS #lowcarbBraved the 20° weather and drug my daughter with me to get a walk in!
#healthymoms #fitness #icandothisOver the summer I was able to fit into a size 26/28 pair of BUTTON up Capri shorts.... something I was unable to do for years. Today, I've purchased two pair of BUTTON up pants for the first time in years!! Now my closet full of pull up pants has some new competition! And I didn't just get dark colors either, I got a pair of RED pants! Ooh la la.....living on the edge.😁
#NSVTaking in the arts with my daughter today....ballet and orchestra show.....AND it's actually nice outside today!A "back-side" photo can say a thousands words and this one is saying my BOOTY IS LARGE!!!But best believe I'm working on this! While I work on my gluteus maximus x2....I get some play time in as well! Today I had a chance to Conduct a small string ensemble before my daughter and I continued with our festivities. It was fun.....NOW butt be gone!!✌👋#seeingisbelieving #metime #icandothisTook advantage of this nice winter weather, 51° and went walking through downtown. Drug mom & her walker with me!
#icandothis #fitness #mobilechat #donegoodAlthough I started my morning with cleaning, it came with 30 mins of dancing! Just finished an afternoon walk with mom.....& her walker!Don't let that dreary looking weather fool you.....it may have rained on this Ohio WINTER day BUT it was 62° and a wonderful day to go walking outside! That's just what I did....2.08 miles! And now the sun is making an appearance! AWESOME-SAUCE
#healthymoms #fitness #icandothisBEAUTIFUL winter's day....took full advantage of this 60°+ weather!!!My mood today.....feeling under the weather😷🤧Want to spice up your cottage cheese and you don't have fresh fruit? Try applesauce to give it some delicious added flavor!
#healthymoms #mobilechat #nosnackattack
#recipesI was going to stay in bed until it was time for church. I thought better of it and instead enjoyed a 2 mile invigorating walk with the birds serenading me in one ear and Sia in the other!
#donegood #fitness #motivate #icandothis #healthymomsThis is soooo delicious and helpful in getting lots of protein at a low carb price! And if you love chocolate....it calms your sweet tooth!
#healthyeats #lowcarb #fitnessSecond day of walking after not walking (exercise wise) for MONTHS. I've already shaved 8 minutes from yesterday's time AND walked further as well!!#fitness #icandothis #healthymomsStopped by our Metro Park Riverscape while on our walk.......there's a sidewalk under all of that rising river....courtesy of the buckets of rain over the past few days!Me and my daughter were all over the place today. If anyone tried to track us they were plenty dizzy!💃🏃♀️#healthymoms #fitness #donegoodSo my mind & 97% of my body was set to walk 4 miles today. The 3% that is my Achilles tendon said "NO! You shall not pass 2 miles!".....ugghh. So frustrating and it's only my left heel. Everytime I get a good walk going it starts to swell and bulge out. I dare not touch it or hit it on anything😣 Oh well, I still got 2 miles in today & that's better than nothing at all!!
#fitness #donegood #healthymomsSo glad it's 1. Friday, 2. payday & 3. actually nice outside! Decided to sit outside in the sun reading my book.....one of my kitty's were mewing at the door & apparently wanted to come outside.....so she did! Silly Sabrina. Smile & be kind to yourself! #metimeNothing like busting stress by laughing your tail off! My cousin and I enjoyed the comedic antics of Luenell at the Funny Bone last night.....now I'm recharged and ready to continue forward in my exercise/healthy eating journey!
#metime #mobilechat #stressbusterThis tip is straight from the "horses' (Spark) mouth"! Keep on keeping on!!
#motivateEnjoying my daughter's 12th birthday today. Had breakfast with her dad....her day of activities have just begun. I'll still be getting in fitness activities as well!
#mobilechat #metimeSo I've learned 2 things about golf, 1. It's not my thing and I suck at it and I have NO patience....& 2. golf involves alot of bending!! Talk about a workout in 70° weather!!😥When your cat leans a little too hard on the screen and ends up the roof!!😒 We got her down though.......Tired off counting calories for the day? Wanna do a little more exercise in the form of laughing? I just watched this little squirrel run down the drive way carrying a pizza in its mouth!! It was the funniest thing. This itty bitty will be in carb overload!
#mobilechat #seeingisbelievingSo while my daughter is at her 1st school dance😍and meeting up with the BOY that asked her to that dance.....I'm going to enjoy a nice walk for some me time!! Enjoy your weekend!
#mobilechat #metimeI get the tip they were saying.....but correct me if I'm wrong.....isn't the saying, "April showers bring May flowers"?
I'm just being nit picky😉
#coach #mobilechatThis is the boy who asked my girl to the dance. As I went walking on that day; I realized that sooner rather than later I'll be having alot of me time to myself. That makes me both sad and anxious. I'd like to say that I'd be doing something active or exciting everyday, but I'm really a homebody. Any advice from single empty nesters?
#mobilechat #metimeSo not everyone thinks that I am an ogre of a bus driver😂😂. I received this from one of my students this morning with a Starbucks gift card! I've never even been to Starbucks, guess I'm going now!Sitting outside listening to the thunder waiting for the rain to come☔☔The one thing about going lowcarb or keto is getting the opportunity to grill outside!!!
#mobilechat #keto #lowcarbFirst walk of the new month and I walked in steady drizzle. AND I was still sweating! Who sweats in the rain??? Oh well....I banged out 2.5 miles of walking plus I'm feeling "refreshed", in more ways than one! Happy June!
#fitness #donegood #mobilechatEnjoying a surprisingly chilly night by the river with my daughter.About to spend 3 days without my child😣guess its more me time.....btw at 12 yrs old she's 5ft 9 3/4 in tall!!!!😮This little fat fluff (Elsa), grabbed my hand and wouldn't let go....she's been keeping me company along with Sabrina while my daughter has been gone. Too wet to walk today.Enjoying some time with my daughter at one of our local waterways.....I'm under an umbrella ☂️🌞...aaahhhhh
#mobilechat #stressbusterIt is so hot and bright outside that the clouds are sweating and hitting us in the form of rain. The cold water feels so good in the heat of the day...def. not a good idea to exercise outdoors!Starting the day off on the right foot! The protein shake is really good with no added sugars!! #lowcarbGot a tooth pulled today......had to stick me 8x's with the needle just to numb me....my mouth & tooth were being feisty! How's your Friday going??
#mobilechat #donegoodMy daughter is with my mom visiting Paul Laurence Dunbar's house, so I'm at home cleaning, listening to music, laughing at my cat who insist on meowing at the incense I have burning in the back room. She sits there and does this every time... It's a hilarious. Happy Sunday!!
#mobilechat #metimeSitting here watching my daughter do back flips into the foam pit! Wish I could do that!My grill attacked me 😒 but the dogs & sausages were delish as well as this sweet 🍉🍉!
#mobilechat #produce5XAnd this is why I'm hibernating and drinking plenty of water. I don't do well in heat, and this heat is stifling!
#mobilechat #h2whoaBecause I've been sooooo far off track, I've started my morning with egg salad and added crab meat to it.
#mobilechat #lowcarb #keto #healthyeatsMy daughter and her church group just left for Virginia for 1 week....mission's trip. I love that she has the chance to demonstrate being the hands and feet of Christ.1st day by myself & my hair is wild, surrounded by cats & I'm bored to death........Today's Spark tip is for anyone who is feeling defeated. You/your body is unique. We cannot measure our success by someone else's success. To each their own! You can do this like NOBODY else. Remember that and Spark on!!
#icandothis #iminspired #motivatingothersmotivatesmeI love it when me and the "Spark Tip" are on the same page!! Spark on!!
#motivate #icandothisJamming to some Fleetwood Mac while my daughter plays with Legos.....I'm almost back under 400 lbs!This 12 oz almond butter spread was a whopping $5.....BUT it tastes delicious AND it's only 4 net carbs!! Win-win.
#lowcarb #keto #healthyeatsFood intake not too bad. Pretty close to where I should be with only 8 net carbs being consumed today!
#keto #lowcarbMy right knee is in unbelievable pain right now. Hurts to walk, extend, and bend leg. About to ice it down...hopefully it helps. But at least I got to see what was left of a beautiful sunset.It's my birthday today and my oldest is coming home from Florida. I haven't seen her in a year....neither has my youngest daughter....she's watching and waiting.....These hashtags have nothing to do with physical health and EVERYTHING to do with my mental health. Today I turned 44 and my oldest has flown down from Florida to spend time with me and little sis. It's been a year since I've seen her and this has been the best birthday yet....me and my 2 girls!!!!
#healthymoms #MeTime #BeforeAndAfterMade this for me and the girls this a.m. First time doing this. It tasted awesome. Used corn tortillas for the base, 1 piece of American cheese on the bottom, my eggs were mixed with pico de gallo, chives, turmeric, paprika and sea salt. After adding that to the shell I put little pieces of sausage on top and covered it with mozzarella cheese. A very tasty breakfast!
#healthyeats #lowcarb #keto #recipesWhen I don't eat BEFORE heading to work because I have to get up at 4am (and who eats that early anyway🤔🤷♀️), but thoroughly enjoy eating these juicy fruits (not the chewing gum😉) after my morning route....I say it was well worth the wait!!
#mobilechat #healthymoms #healthyeatsThis is the rainy mess I have to drive in today! If it gets any darker the street lights will come back on!Eggs can be very versatile. Yesterday I added leftover minute steak and today I added black rice. It is very delicious!
#mobilechat #healthymoms #lowcarbAfter my morning bus route I felt like taking a walk around my block....so I did just that!!Feeling energized!!
#fitness #fitnessfeatsSince my time is limited after my afternoon route I try to prepare dinner after my morning route......tonight we're having spaghetti!!!
#healthyeats #foodfeatsWhile the girls were taking a lunch break from the volleyball clinic....my eldest daughter & I played a pickup game of volleyball. To say it was a workout is an understatement BUT oh what fun it was! AND I remembered what it was like to have full movement of my body without pain!!
#moveit #healthymoms #fitnessWhile my daughter is at volleyball clinic....I got roped into being score keeper for the games! I guess both of us are experiencing new things this year!! PS my girl is in the green shirt😉NOW I remember why I don't like getting on rides that go in circles....they make me sick to my stomach🤢🤢Yesterday my bus broke down AGAIN b4 I had a chance to start my 2nd school. Replacment bus had no working horn. Today's bus is a tiny bit better...it has a radio I can listen to. I MISS MY BUS!!Enjoying these eggs, sausages & plum on my day off. I love having a short work week!!
#healthyeatsHad to take a day off of work today because I had a violent back spasm attack yesterday evening that literally bought me to my knees. The kids thought I fell down the stairs because I dropped everything that I was holding! Took 10 mins to get upstairs and since I drive a school bus; all of that bouncing around would not have been conducive to getting my back a little less pain free. Not the me time I was expecting....I hate being obese😔😭 #metime #mobilechatWith my family celebrating my church's 50th year anniversary. God has been doing big things at CLC & I'm blessed to have been apart of it for 13 years!!
#mobilechat #BeforeAndAfterLine judge today at my daughter's volleyball game. So far they are undefeated!If you can read my hat, it says "SAVAGE"! That's how I'm feeling today! It's Friday, next week is only a 4 day work week, I fit better in the driver seat of my bus AND I have way more room to move in my seatbelt (was snug across the chest area)!! How are you feeling today??
#icandothis #metime #mobilechat #beastmodeThe girls & I had a blast!! We did a little shopping at the farmer's market, enjoyed a hayride, & spent 2 hours lost inside a corn maze!! But it was fun & boy did I walk. Also saw a circle rainbow around what looked to be a double sun AND we saw a hot air balloon!!! Very fun time indeed!
#moveit #mobilechat #fitness #BeforeAndAfterHard work does pay off!! My daughter's volleyball team has won every single game this season AND they won the final tournament game! Aviators flew high on October 18, 2018, touched the sky and bought back down the championship trophy!!
#mobilechat #hardworkpaysoffSomething I've been looking forward to....our church's cruise-in for candy. It's tomorrow, but this is our table set-up. Crate will be blocked!Tomorrow will take pic in costumes! 60's here I come!! A little smile for me.
#mobilechatOur candy cruise-in is finally over. Handed out treats for 3 hours. Three hours of distraction. Blasted 60's music and all. Pic of me, my mom and the youngest is sitting behind her. Well back to reality......
#mobilechat #BeforeAndAfterHad fun at our church's candy cruise-in. Even on my off days I'm dealing with kids....and tomorrow I'm driving the church bus to take junior high to a corn maze! Can't get away from kids or buses🙄When voting for a candidate, you should thoroughly research ALL opponents. This should not be a "get even" vote to teach the other political parties "a lesson", but a vote for those whose policies/views closely align with yours. With that being said, not only did I get up out of my sick bed to go to work, and still have my afternoon route to go, but I also went to go vote! So if it happens to be raining in your neck of the woods....don't let that stop you!! Go vote!
#mobilechatFell asleep to the sound of freezing rain, had to chisel my way into the car this morn. My bus had no choice but to go under several ice bent trees & over big branches covering the streets. Now snow🤦My daughter just made the most splendiferous tasting lasagna EVER!!! I'm trying to figure out all of the ingredients. I see onion, spinanch, tomatoes, and I believe zucchini. This is infinitely better than store bought! It's the 🐝🐝 knees!!
#recipesAlthough I still have to cook this evening, right now I'm enjoying some food at our convention center. They do this for free every year for the folks in the greater Dayton area!
#mobilechatHappy Thanksgiving! Don't be a turkey!!😉Finally finished the tree at work...not bad if I do say so myself....not even gonna mention how much I spent to decorate the tree......let's just say that those decorations come home with me after the holidays!!!
#mobilechatSuper excited about these nuts that I've found! I'm going back to low carb and I've found that it's easier to sustain....even though I fell into my old eating habits. But I have renewed hope, a refrigerator full of low carb items, and these nuts! 1/4 cup is only 3 carbs (1 net carb).....and away I go!
#mobilechat #lowcarbMessed up the other 11 months of the year?? Don't wait till January to start again. Make December your renewal month and end 2018 with a bang!!!
#mobilechat #lowcarb #icandothisSo Dee couldn't go iceskating today 'cuz it's a little too warm....BUT we did enjoy some time sitting by the over flooded river!
#mobilechatThis has absolutely nothing to do with weight, but I was so excited and hyped that I just had to share. Clifton Mills farm, in Clifton Mills, Ohio was on The Christmas Lights Fight/War show. They have 150 residents but Clifton Mills has been decorating for 30 years. They were up against Florida, Indiana and Kentucky contestants.....Clifton Mills won!!! I know I'm in Dayton......but Ohio is Ohio!!
#mobilechatEnjoying a nice breakfast of cottage cheese, no added sugar pears & black walnuts. I'm only drinking 4 oz of OJ....the other 4 oz is water. Keeping blood sugar levels even!!
#mobilechat #lowcarbNice chart today....low carbing....healthy fats. It's been a long time since I got myself together! I'm happy!!
#donegood #icandothisSo I actually got an evening fieldtrip, which is a big deal since I'm at the bottom of the seniority list. And even though I didn't do any formal exercise, I did do alot of walking around for the Christmas On UD Campus event. My kids came up and surprised me AND I sung a little karaoke!! The reindeer's name is Blitzen. Now as soon as all of the parents come and get their children......I can go home and rest! 😁
#moveit #mobilechatWhen you're trying to buy jumbo paper towels but one roll just doesn't stack up to the other rolls.....🤔😁 Happy Sunday!!
#mobilechatBeen cleaning most of the day...getting the house done before we leave on vacay and I only had a smoothie. Needless to say I'm going to enjoy this baked chicken and rice!! #mobilechatWhen your child doesn't have money but she has a pen, paper, envelopes and an idea....this is the best gift ever! I love my girl! I've already opened up two of them! Merry Christmas all!!
#mobilechatEnjoying our Florida vacay to the fullest! Day 2 and we're at the science museum after hours event. And the weather here is AWESOME!!!!While visiting my daughter in West Palm Beach, we past Trump's International Golf Club. The street is lined with palm trees! Played some bball with my young one and lots of walking is my exercise. Of course even on vacay I can't escape laundry duty. I'm at an open space laudromat!!! Imagine that!😮
#mobilechatIf you have ever walked on a beach then you know that it's a workout! My calves were burning!! One more day until I return to reality.
#mobilechatOur last full day in Florida☹ Our last sunset. Tomorrow we make our way back home to Ohio and then it's back to work!Our fun has come to an end. Tomorrow we head back to Ohio, life, and reality. But we'll have memories, photos and we left our sweat here😁😁
#mobilechatElsa was not too happy AFTER her bath but she had the stink of a thousand cat smells in her fur so both her and Sabrina got bathe. All is calm now and they both smell wonderful!
#mobilechatIt has been a tiring return to school/work. My baby didn't even make it to her bed before falling asleep! Tomorrow is a big day for us as we start our Daniel Fast that will last for 3 weeks! I know every food NOT on this fast will be calling out to me....ESPECIALLY ice cream! But as my pastor asked, " Do you love ice cream more than you love Jesus?" Now that's food for thought!
#mobilechatDouble trouble here. One of them knocked over a cup of water.....I have a sneaky suspicion that Sabrina (on couch) is the culprit! So far so good on this Daniel Fast....however it's still morning....I'll probably be crying by the end of the day🙄Soooo I'm doing this Daniel Fast and one of the things we're allowed to have is figs. I tried one for the first time WITHOUT bread wrapped around it (fig newton) and it tasted exactly like a Fig Newton! As a matter of fact the bread does absolutely nothing to enhance the fig!! I ate 6 of them in the car!! Now I have to put them up before they're all gone! Today is not over yet......try something new!
#mobilechat #foodfeatsThis is cauliflower/sweet potato rice...I added raisins....it is really good and I was pleasantly surprised! It taste like broccoli (without raisins), go figure!
#mobilechatMade my own guacamole for the 1st time today because all of the premade ones add salt! I added green/red bell peppers to mine as well as the onions, cilantro & lime juice. Not too shabby.
#mobilechat #recipesSince I can't add any seasoning that contains salt, I've been splicing foods together. Today's lunch is Minute brown rice with Simple Truth diced sweet potatoes and of course raisins!
#mobilechat #recipesI think Sabrina is dreaming about being Super Cat😺
#mobilechatFelt like having oatmeal with raisins for dinner tonight, made with almond milk, along with sliced baked sweet potatoes and a mixed fruit smoothie also made with almond milk. 6th day on Daniel Fast and still meat free!!
#mobilechat #donegood #healthyeatsIf I was doing the lowcarb lifestyle....I STILL would have been all over this ice cream deal! They never have deals like this & I really really love ice cream! But I've been on this Daniel Fast and by the power of God, my stomach didn't growl in anticipation over something I knew I couldn't eat so I just WALKED AWAY! So very proud of myself.
#donegood #mobilchat #justsaidnoSabrina snores, loudly, & she keeps moving closer and closer to me. If she scoots anymore she'll be on the floor!
#mobilechatAlright guys....has anyone had these chips? Apparently they sell them at WalMart. How do they taste??
#lowcarb #ketoIt is extremely cold outside in Ohio. No outdoor activities for me...at least for the next 2 days. Stay warm everyone!
#mobilechatJust now trying Quest product. This is a 1.1 ounce bag. A hint of BBQ taste (which is good) but it also taste like they baked the heck out of it (if it were an actual potato)....overall I would get it again.
#mobilechat #lowcarbThis afternoon I look a hot mess....but that's ok because I woke up late since I didn't go to church. I didn't go to church because my car battery was dying. This morning I CHANGED my car battery!!!! I had my daughter record it so I can put it on youtube, so the ladies of the world know that they too can work on their cars and save a little money!!!! GIRL POWER💪💪💪💪
#mobilechat #motivateEnjoying this nice chicken & wildrice soup on a late lunch....16 net carbs for the whole thing (15.5 oz) and very filling!
#lowcarbI can always count on Sabrina being in 1 of 4 places.....on the couch when I walk thru the door, waiting outside of the bathroom for me, with her head in her food bowl, and sitting on the stairs! She's the Guardian Of The Stairs!
#mobilechatWas almost at my 1200 calorie goal today.....eating a light dinner tonight....the old standby classic tuna salad. Was eating something yesterday that I ADDED SUGAR TO, and I ended up throwing it away 'cuz I had just gotten over a sugar withdrawal headache! Don't know what I was thinking! Tonight I will have the Kaopectate ready because tuna gives me heartburn!
#lowcarbSo my day was already busy.....just got busier because I had to take my baby girl (12) to the hospital.....she woke up with severe upper thigh pain. Hope it's not too serious. Either surgery or crutches.....hoping for the latter.
#mobilechatSo Dee only needed crutches.....thank God for that. And I think I sleep as wild as Sabrina does. Here's to the start of a new week!😉It's been raining hard off and on all day....finally got to see a rainbow.....was worth the wait!!
#mobilechatYou know babies and cats have alot in common.....they mostly eat, poop & sleep! Boy are they living the life!!!😁
#mobilechatSo i don't know if did this right and i also don't want to break any Sparkpeople rules....but since i don't have any social media platforms I'm reaching out this way.....my daughter is trying to go on a missions trip for church & we need to raise $300. If anyone could donate to this (hopefully this link works⬇️) we would greatly appreciate it. Again I am not trying to step on anyone's toes or offend anyone.
#mobilechatHappy Blessed Easter! Fill up on the Word today, and don't stuff yourself with food!😉 Today we celebrate life eternal!!!
#mobilechatHoping the start of your week is full of hope & promise! Be kind to yourself & one another! Happy Easter, happy Sunday!What's wrong with this picture??😂😂🐈🛏
#mobilechatSitting here enjoying this spaghetti for lunch while I wait for the kids to come back from the theater. Lucked up on a field trip today AND one tomorrow which is time & a half pay!
#mobilechatToday is the day!!! I'm so excited....1. my hourly pay has increased today....& more importantly 2. my daughter turns 13 today!!! My baby is a teen!! Made her this cake....she's a Stranger Things fan.My baby girl just celebrated her 13th bday today! I made her a "Stranger Things" cake (I had a small piece) & she had fun (& exercise) skating with her friends. Five more years and she'll be an adult😣😔. I'm going to enjoy every moment I have left with her while she's still living with me! My oldest daughter has issues chewing with her mouth shut....tee hee
#mobilechatHello Sparkers! Well I'm still sick, my singing voice for church today was (to me) an abomination, because I know how strong my voice is sans cold. Ate 1 meal yesterday and it didn't agree with me, nothing eaten yet today BUT there was a cute furry surprise waddling in front of me when I was at the store. 2 ducklings who lost their mama.....hopefully they've found her again!!
#mobilechatWork has been very tense and my continued employment is debatable....this week has been a blur so much so that I didn't realize it is my mom's birthday. My cousin reminded me. So to make it up to her we are having dinner at Bob Evans. She's 68 years young!!!
#mobilechatMy first fat fur baby, Elsa, is in a playing mood today! Harassing poor Sabrina😁 trying to look innocent!
#mobilechatIf it's not one thing then it's another. Last week my voice was so week that I couldn't even sing at church as scheduled. This week I couldn't even go to church 'cuz something funky is going on with my ankle....ugh... Happy Mother's Day anyway! Hope yours is better than mine has been!
#mobilechatFor the past 3 Sundays I've had one ailment after another.....1.Sickness 2.Swollen foot & ankle (wasn't gout) 3.Woke up this Sunday with pain near my shoulder blade. Meds haven't worked....hoping this Icy Hot will do something AND to top it off, after I was walking from my bus this afternoon a bird POOPED on me!!! It's just not a good time to be me!😒😕
#mobilechatA hate group is coming to my town today to spew their hateful rhetoric behind covered faces. I'm silently protesting with my Embrace ❤ NOT hate poster. Please be kind to folks who are different from you. There's enough room in the world for all of us to live PEACEFULLY, if only we actually TRY to do it!!
#mobilechatMy peaceful protest sign....Hope everyone is enjoying their extra day off spending time with friends & family & enjoying some good food!!
#mobilechatApparently we had a volatile night. What you don't want to see when you wake in the morning are tornado warnings.....ef2-ef4 tornado touched down in several places. This is the 2nd tornado this month! I thank God that we survived because apparently my data needs to be on to receive these warnings😡😡which is dangerous since I don't sleep with my data on all night! Moms car is surrounded by uprooted trees and her street is blocked but she's alive too!
#mobilechatYou never know how much you miss drinking water until you have a boil advisory for the 2nd day in a row and have to scavenge for water!! Shelves have been cleared at every store I've been to. But I've seen alot of folks offering free food & water around town.
#mobilechatDay 1.......here I go again. I purposely purchased kid size plates and bowls. After all if I stick to ONE serving of whatever I eat, it should still fit in/on the bowls/plates right? After I finish this breakfast I'm going to the rec center to work on the bottom half of my body. I shall see where this leads me...........
#mobilechatPut my new shoes to work today.....dancing, leg lifts & pushes, squats etc. feeling good right now.
#moveitEnjoying a snack after my 1st workout in months!!
#lowcarbTrying to stay busy so I don't think about or overeat food. Just changed my reverse light bulbs on my car & now I'm hitting the gym.
#mobilechatSitting here bored watching & LISTENING to two cats bathing🙄
#mobilechatWhen the installation guy tries to install internet BUT my Sabrina wants scratchies instead.....😏 Up on his heels since he walked through the door....smh
#mobilechatAs I sit here sipping my soup & enjoying my yogurt, I'm actually thrilled that my numbers were so close to the target. I didn't go over my carb count BUT I gotta work on the sodium HOWEVER I am drinking plenty of water to offset that!
#lowcarbWhen the lies speak louder than the truth, remember to WHOM you belong! Have a blessed day & awesome week!
#mobilechatFasting the whole day before I jump into full blown keto mode tomorrow. I've done lowcarb and it does work....I just lost motivation. But I have my foods ready, & keto snacks just in case so I won't overeat high carb snacks....and got some keto strips just to make sure I stay in ketosis mode!
#mobilechat #ketoWhen your mom gets on face time for the 1st time and she's super close to the screen😂😂I saw this low carb sweet treat on someone else's feed and decided to have one myself today! My fruit is frozen so it tastes extra delicious! Net carbs for the day 19!!!
#lowcarb #mobilechatHad this brand of turkey meatloaf for the first time. It was absolutely delicious! For those of you who are doing low carb or Keto it is only 4 gram net carbs for 4 oz of meat! I highly recommended it!!
#lowcarb #keto #mobilechatPretty darn close if you ask me! So far so good on keto!!How I'm feeling this morning [see photo] had a horrible nights sleep (what little I got)😴 Don't know if it's keto related or perimenopause related (current status)....oh well I'm up up now! Maybe tonight will be better!
#mobilechatI'm about to feast on these 14g net carb egg, cheese, chicken wraps. For a 5g tortilla shell, it's very soft & does not easily fall apart. A win in my book! By the way La Banderita tortilla shells were bought at Kroger....I believe they have them at Walmart too!
#lowcarb #keto #recipes #mobilechat #BeforeAndAfterGood afternoon everyone! Hope y'all are enjoying your Sunday & have a fireworks "poppin" holiday!!🎆🎆
#mobilechatLooking forward to going back to Fl. this year....not staying in Vero...will be 15 mins. away from my daughter this time. Anywho enjoying my keto bomb & chicken broth....dancing to the Bangles, YES, the Police, Pet Shop Boys etc. Dancing to keep myself from singing....gotta sing at church tonight & tomorrow morn. Sparkers enjoy your weekend!
#mobilechat #keto #lowcarb #motivationalmusicMy 13y.o made breakfast for me this morning! Told her she needed to leave the hashbrowns in the oven a little bit longer. She did a good job!
#healthymoms #lowcarbDowntown enjoying a Dayton Strong concert raising money for the tornado victims. Found a nice shady spot to relax & jam to the music!
#mobilechatGot up late. Just now eating lunch....but it sure is delicious! Plums/apples & yogurt!
#mobilechatWeather right now and loving it!
#mobilechatMy baby girl (13y.o.) is as tall as a baby giraffe (6ft)!!! The only difference is she doesn't have spots nor did she have to plop 5ft down to enter the world😁. Giraffes are very beautiful & regal creatures. They always walk with their heads held high (get it?😉)
I hope you laugh today & have a stress-free week!!
#mobilechatSee👀, you can have your bread & eat it too doing low carb! Boiled egg, turkey bacon & 1/4 bagel with cream cheese spread! Yum!!
#lowcarb #mobilechatStarting off my birthday by doing laundry😒. But that's ok because that's the ONLY manual labor I'm doing today! Took off work. HBD to me.....45 has never looked so good!!!🎉🎉🎉
#mobilechatMade my 1st pasta salad! Surprised at how easy it was, and delicious!
#mobilechat #recipesDo you have a cooler that won't be in use during the fall & winter season? Repurpose it!School is about to start & for those kids who take their lunch to school, it would be alot easier if most of the items were in one place...hence the use of a cooler. Place all of the "side items" inside the night before & add your refrigerated items in the morning! Easy peasy!😉
#mobilechatIcecream lovers.....here comes our saving grace!!!!
#mobilechatWe have two new additions to our family......Pins & Needles! Need a little (almost) plant life to perk things up!
#mobilechatI've been up & down & up & up with my weight loss.....then I found this pic of me from 2017 when I was doing excellent with low carbing. I saw the results & was ecstatic with my continued results. I want to get back to that DAWN! Seeing this pic has inspired me do that again!
#motivate #mobilechat #lowcarb #iminspiredMy face masks & use of essential oils have prevented me from getting sick. Usually when temps change drastically I get sick. So far so good. If only my arm would stop hurting from my flu shot!I feel better today but the weather doesn't.Busy wet Saturday....participated in our church's Candy Cruise-In. My daughter was Jack Skeleton from The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was fun handing out candy for 3 hours!This photo was supposed to go with my post....Sabrina is taking a snooze on my lap while I getting ready to take a snooze in this chair. Resting as much as I can before going back to work tomorrow. Being sick is hard work!😜It's actually snowing. Supposed to be 1-3 inches of accumulation. BlahDon't know where my uncle got this but block cheese seems to make the best grilled cheese sandwhiches!The simplicity of breakfast! Thick cut Smithfield's bacon & a boiled egg-no salt. Trying my best to stay on track ESPECIALLY with the "food" holidays looming. Small portions yet oh so delicious!!
#healthyeats #icandothis #lowcarb #keto #healthymomsAs bad as my knees are and as long as it has been since I've done any formal walking....I'm very pleased with myself for the walk I did today! Not quite a mile but I'll work back up to it!!!
#moveitIt's never too early to eat a cup of soup!
#lowcarb #keto #healthymoms #foodfeatsWalked further today....almost 1 mile!!
#fitnessElsa looked up as soon as I took the photo! She already looks stuffed! 😂😁
#mobilechatIt's not officially Thanksgiving until we watch "It's a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"!
#mobilechatMy transformation is coming along slowly BUT I was able to transform my leftover turkey into turkey salad quite easily!😉
#BeforeAndAfterSKY ON FIRE....I absolutely love moody skies!
#mobilechatI am literally surrounded by buses while at this field trip! This parking lot is filled on both sides of this building!!My daughter & I are about to enjoy a concert at my church listening to some different kind of motivational music by Steven Curtis Chapman!
#mobilechat #metime #motivationalmusicMy daughter was in the Christmas parade FIRST TIME EVER playing a flute for the FIRST TIME EVER! She got her walk in....and mom & myself got our walks in. We walked 2 blocks further down from the start of the parade even though we could have stayed in the car to see it!
#moveit #mobilechatI don't know where the store got these grapes as they are now out of season BUT these we the best tasting grapes EVER!!!!
#mobilechat #healthyeatsWhen money is tight, there's nothing like a personal touch Christmas gift vs. a commercial type Christmas gift!
#mobilechatI have two uncles that love to eat candy. One likes black licorice (yuck) and the other likes M&M's. I just mailed a box off to Florida for my oldest daughter with pink sea salt and a variety of hot sauces as well as some potato chips that can only be found in Ohio. This is going to be a stress-free Christmas! Used an old wine bottle to fill with candy!
#mobilechatThis is the face of a school bus driver whose day is over and 2 weeks of freedom begins! I appreciate the students, parents & schools who saw fit to give me a gift for christmas. One parent text me a holiday greeting. Although most of the kids can work my very last nerve....it's good to know some parents appreciate what I do. #mobilechatTwas the night BEFORE The Night Before Christmas......
Not a creature was stirring......
BECAUSE SHE'S WAITING UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP!!!!😁😁
#mobilechatWe seem to be having early Fall weather in early Winter!
#mobilechatI CANNOT wait until 2019 is over.....I will write a blog on the 31st with my reasons why. But TODAY I write how very excited I am that NEWSBOYS is coming to my church March 2020!! AND Peter (2nd original lead singer after James) will be with the group!!
#mobilechatWhen you're grocery shopping in the dark cuz high winds knocked out the power!😲HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's make 2020 the best year yet!!As difficult as it's been to move around without gasping for air....I still managed to walk a little bit today. Not very far but it's better than not moving at all. SEIZE THE DAY!💪🏃
#fitness #moveit #lowcarbThis is the LAST DOGGONE time I'm putting up a photo of my "beefy" self! Starting weight....431 pounds. Gonna see what I can accomplish in a year!!
#lowcarb #mobilechatVoice is holding out this morning for my praise and worship time....chest still feels heavy and breath is still short so I'm even more grateful to still be able to sing today! Have an awesome start to your week!
#mobilechatSo I walked a longer path to get to my bus this morning....not quite a quarter of a mile BUT my pace was much quicker this time! My last walk took me 12 mins to do a quarter of a mile!!
#mobilechat #fitnessFirst I get up two hours early for some inexplicable reason....then I get to work and schools were on a 2-hour delay...so the breakroom was packed with bus drivers THEN I decided to cover a 3rd school....so because of all of that I went from having 4 hours to myself to just under 1.5 hours to myself. So believe me when I say I will thoroughly enjoy this salad!!!
#healthymoms #mobilechat #lowcarbSo I'm at the doctor's office...freezing my but off by the way....and I am so glad that my blood pressure is normal (it's been high consistently for months) AND the last time I was here I was 438......TODAY I am 426.2!!!!!
#mobilechat #donegoodEnjoyed these apples, enjoyed my salad WITH honey mustard dressing of all things...did a few exercising at the docs office while waiting on her...gotta do home breathing treatments BUT it's a good dayEnd of the work week so let's loosen up and have a laugh.....
#mobilechatWeird choice for breakfast? Probably......but it's delicious just the same!😜
#lowcarbI loathe steps.....I avoid them whenever I can especially because of my arthritic knees....however I can't avoid the stairs in my house. Lately I've been able to climb the stairs using 1 foot per stair INSTEAD of 2 feet on ONE stair.....in other words I'm walking normally up the stairs....even though I still grab the banister. It's a start and I'm proud of it!!!
#NSVStart your week with a chuckle! Keep Sparking!🌠🌠
-Dawn-When you don't have quite enough bricks to chock your tires with....try a microwave!😂😂
Smile...it could be worse!If I don't laugh....I'm going to crack up....uuuggghhhGot 3 things checked off my list after waking up at 4a.m. for work.....1. Warmed up my vehicle (i never do that), 2. broke in my new gym shoes....how you say? 3. I got a quick walk in this morning before being at work by 5a.m.! Now I know that if I walk this twice every morning I can get over 1/4 of a mile each morning PLUS some much needed energy!!! Yeah me!!
#mobilechat #moveitTook the extra long route IN THE RAIN to my bus. Took 8 mins. 13 secs....not too bad. Luckily I warmed my bus up before hand and I can dry off quickly!
#healthymoms #mobilechat #fitnessIt's Friday....get your giggles on!!!A little walk to start my morning....now enjoying a very early breakfast.Math is just hard for some people!!! 😃😃😃"Get up" is exactly what I have been doing....EARLY for the past THREE days! I don't like it BUT I've taken advantage of it....Monday I walked & made breakfast before work, yesterday I was able to make my lunch & wash dishes before work....THIS MORNING....got over 1 mile in by 2:30 this morning...going to make breakfast, lunch AND take a hot shower cuz this mama is cold!!!! Oh and then off to work!
#lowcarb #healthymoms #fitness #getup🐫day giggles.....
When you just don't feel like doing cardio!!
#mobilechatNot going keto but since this smoothie was keto friendly it's also low carb friendly. Went to Smoothie King for the first time. Got a Keto Champ Coffee smoothie. Not too bad. Get past the first few swallows and the taste grows on you😜It's no McD's caramel frappe BUT it is way healthier!
#lowcarb #ketoI look soggy all the time with or without working out!😜😜
Enjoy your weekend!He was loading laundry while sitting. This is NOT intended to be a fat shaming photo....this is, however, a reminder to me that I never want to get to this state in my life and that if I want my health to continue to improve....I must fight every step of the way!
Although I hate doing laundry...this is exercise time for me....deep bends, squats, reaching....so that is a plus!
#mobilechatEnjoying this 64° Ohio weather in mid winter! Usually Feb. is the time for bitter cold....NOT TODAY, Tuesday OR Wednesday!!!Here's your Hump🐫Day giggles......So the day before yesterday I decided I would start going to the gym to work on my bottom (bigger portion) half. I'm only going on Tues. & Thurs. I also decided that Mon., Wed., & Friday I will walk around the lot before going to start my bus up. Today was a walk day.....and now I know I have to walk the lot twice if I want to make a mile! But still a nice way to start a wet Monday!!
#lowcarb #healthymoms #mobilechat #moveitHaving my monthly breakfast with my co-workers/friends....the girl closest to me is celebrating her birthday today.....she doesn't know I'm paying her bill!!The sleep that eluded me last night is finally catching up with me. If I make it through this small small dinner before falling asleep it will be a miracle!😴😴Yesterday I was at the gym working on my lower half....this morning I got in a mile of walking before clocking in for work!So my oldest daughter (who is making me a GeeGee in June) will be turning 25 years old in 5 days! I am so happy that both of her gifts arrived today and now I can ship them to her in time for her birthday.....PLUS 7 bags of chips that you can only find in Ohio.....time flies
#mobilechatNot mine....but this is one talented animal. He can impersonate other animals 😄Happy Valentine's day.....the origin of this day has evolved into love day....so squeeze your honey extra tight....and enjoy some chocolate covered strawberries....but use dark chocolate....it's healthier!Maybe it's all in my head....but I picture grown country folks still calling their mom "mama"....so I was so delighted when my now 25 yr. old called me "mama" instead of mom....mama makes me remember when she first started learning how to talk. Mom & mother seems so cold & distant to me....just my opinion. But at least she waited until after midnight to open up her gifts!