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See this image largerHappy Thursday!See this image largerHappy Friday!See this image largerSee this image largerit's been a long, tough week. I am going to lay down and relax. Have a good evening.See this image largerwhy can't we all do this?See this image largerSee this image largerhave a wonderful Sunday!See this image larger55 days of morning exercise in the books! Getting ready for Whole 30 on Sept 1. have a great week!See this image largerSee this image largerhave a wonderful day!See this image largerOne of my favorite places to take pictures on a breezy day. This is from last night's walk.See this image largerHappy Wednesday!See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Thursday!See this image largerLOTS of single-leg deadlifts in HIIT Fit class this morning...this will be me all weekend!See this image largerthis looks so much like our sweet Jack!See this image largerLabor Day weekend 2008 Jack joined our family. Such a sweet boy. I'm glad he found us!See this image largera beautiful sunrise this morning. Day 60 of morning exercise - DONE!See this image largerSee this image largerThought For The Day...Two of the most overlooked qualities in life are patience and wisdom... See this image largerDay 4 of Whole 30 - DONE Day 62 of my morning exercise streak - DONESee this image largerSorry, but this made me laugh so I just had to share.See this image largerDay 7 of Whole 30 & Day **65** of my morning exercise streak! feeling awesome =)See this image largerPrayers for all in the path of Irma, and for those trying to clean up after Harvey.See this image largerDear Irma, If you could redirect that rain to the wildfires in the western US...See this image larger5 miles in 65 minutes for Day 67 of my morning exercise streak.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerWhole 30 day 12. Roasted sweet potato, yellow squash, turkey and chopped walnuts.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerthe best friends people in TX, FL, and GA have right now!See this image largerDay 15 of Whole 30 - still feeling great!See this image largerSee this image largerWe have a Jack-o-lantern lamp!See this image largerDay 16 - bring on the tiger blood!!! Honestly, the only day I've not felt GREAT was day 13. I just wanted to sleep!See this image largerAlmost stepped on this during my morning run. It pays to keep your eyes on the road!See this image largerone of my favorite pics from 2016 Girl's week. I wish I was back there again! (We were in DE that year)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Friday!See this image largerIt's a beautiful day here in GA. Happy Sunday!See this image largerSee this image largertake a deep breath and have a good day!See this image larger=)See this image largerhappy Wednesday =)See this image largerSee this image largerInteresting 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)See this image largerno words RIPSee this image largertogether again :(See this image largerSee this image largerI 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!!!See this image largerfrom a blog of @LEANJEAN6 - just had to share because we can all relate to this one!See this image largermake it a happy Monday!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOur jack-o-lantern lamp is back. Boo!See this image largerHappy ThursdaySee this image largerSee this image largermy sweet Obie is 11 years old today! And he's still a silly, playful Golden retriever <3See this image largermy sweet Obie is 11 years old today! And he's still a silly, playful Golden retriever.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSure, you're more difficult to kidnap if you weigh more. On the other hand...(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHave a great weekend!See this image largerSee this image largerday 1000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/4/2017(1 comments)See this image larger#truth (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful day. Happy Sunday, Spark friends.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerwishing all my Spark friends who are on the road a safe journeySee this image larger100 minutes, 6.5 miles. Yay, me!See this image largerI will be there to see her on Jan 24! CANNOT WAIT!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSunset on the square from last night's walk.See this image largerShrimp 'not fried' rice for dinnerSee this image largerSpider web in the morning dew.See this image largerEggs, chicken apple sausage, and roasted veggies for breakfast. #Whole30 day 2.See this image largerHow 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.See this image largerSee this image largertry, try, try to be patient when you are out & about!(1 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas from Obie's family to yours!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful sunset - and it's COLD!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHappy 2018!!! Obie would prefer New Year's without the fireworks and gunfire.(1 comments)See this image larger#Whole30 - acorn squash stuffed with a kale/walnut mix. So good!See this image larger#Whole30 - day 30 already! I may keep going and make this round Whole 30 or 40. A great way to start 2018.See this image largerThe fountain where I take so many pictures looks a little different right now!See this image larger30 days - DONE now it's Whole35? or Whole40? We'll see. Feeling great and NO cravings =)(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerOver 12000 steps today. Girl's trip to NYCSee this image largerGot to see Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz in Waitress while we were in NYC. Such a great show!See this image largerWe got to see Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz in Waitress while we were in NYC. Such a great show!See this image largerBeautiful night for a walkSee this image largerPilates (with 3 dog resistance) is a great way to start the day!See this image largerVegetables ready for roastingSee this image largerToday's batch of vegetables for roasting - sweet potatoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, onions tossed in avocado oil and Creole seasoning. #foodprep #Whole30See this image largerSpending Sunday with Mom. I love this place!See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day! Do something good for your heart =)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Friday!See this image largerBeautiful morning for a run!See this image largerCold, clear, and windy in Georgia today. Happy Wednesday!See this image larger"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...See this image largerBeautiful morning before the rain moves in this evening. 5 miles in less than 67 minutes. Not a bad start for my dsy. Happy Saturday.See this image larger**250** days of morning exercise...the streak continues(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThe 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!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful morning. 4 miles in 54 minutes this morning. Happy Sunday!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerGood morning from Red Oak TX! Happy Saturday.See this image largerSee this image largerAn unusual and beautiful dogwood I passed on my walk.See this image larger5 years ago today I found my sweet little Omar on my morning walk. Best.find.ever!See this image largerMay 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!See this image largerBeautiful spring morning in Georgia!See this image largerMonday pun day!See this image largerSee this image largerHave a beautiful Sunday!See this image largerthis made me laugh way too hard Happy Tuesday =)(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFinally a sunny day in GA! Have a great week.See this image largerTonight's dinner - sausage with peppers and onions over zoodles. #Whole30See this image largerso very sad to say goodbye. RIP, sir.(1 comments)See this image largerget ready to have a GREAT week!See this image largerHappy first day of summer!See this image largerHint of a rainbow this morning.See this image largerSunset last night shortly after arriving at Ocean Isle BeachSee this image largerGood morning from Ocean Isle BeachSee this image largerAnother beautiful morning. Got in a 10 mile bike ride before the rain moves in.See this image largerThe rain missed us. Another beautiful night.See this image largerLast night's beach walk.See this image largerShort walk on the beach tonight.See this image largerSunrise this morning. I will miss this place and my wonderful friends when I head home on Saturday.See this image largerFriday morning sunrise. Heading home tomorrow. Why does vacation time pass so fast?See this image largerClimbed the lighthouse stairs for a few extra steps!See this image largerOne last Ocean Isle Beach sunset before we head out in the morningSee this image largerOur last morning at Ocean Isle Beach and I was able to get a picture of these beauties.See this image largerMom, do you need help in the shower?See this image largerhave a great week!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerA beautiful wild morning glory from today's walk. Happy Tuesday!See this image largerOne of my favorite weekend workouts - laps and stairs.See this image largerMonday pun day?(1 comments)See this image largerTiny delicate toadstool I saw on my morning walkSee this image largerSlow and steady wins the race! This little guy was scaling the wall this morning.See this image largerinteresting move from this morning's Functional Fitness - goblet squat on the BOSU I DID IT!!!See this image largerA beautiful yellow rose I saw on my walk. Happy Friday!See this image largerSee this image largerMy view when I started my morning walkSee this image largerSee this image largerLast of the magnolia blooms. They smell heavenly!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largermake it a weekend of GOOD CHOICES!(1 comments)See this image largerMy walking partner, Angel, was preoccupied this morning. I still don't know what she was after!See this image largerSee this image largerwhat's more...er...'fun' than a burpee? a BOSU burpee! (disclaimer - 'fun' is VERY subjective in this statement)(1 comments)See this image largerThis is my nephew, Travis...many years ago. Today I'm helping my sister move him back to college...can't believe he is 19!See this image largerA beautiful start for my day. Happy Friday, Spark friends.See this image largerFunky cloud formations tonightSee this image largerA nice surprise from a thoughtful clientSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerMetal sculpture in the woods just off the trail. It's a giant bee. The guy who is working on a major home restoration made it. No easy task getting it there.See this image largerday 1300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/31/2018(1 comments)See this image largermy morning workout...over 6000 steps (including 20 flights of stairs) is GONE from my activity tracker. Looks like I'll just have a longer evening workout. BOO!!!See this image largerspread a little love today!See this image largerThe Covington (Ga.) Police Department has issued a photo of Officer Matt Cooper, 34, a six-year veteran of the department. He is in serious condition at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center after being shot while pursuing a suspect today. I live in Covington. Officer Cooper was shot in the head on Monday and remains in 'serious condition'. See this image largerAfternoon snack - WASA with avocado and cajun seasoning. Tasty...and economicalSee this image largerit's been a long week (and I only work 3 days per week now!) Prayers for all in the path of Florence - stay safe!(1 comments)See this image largerSaturday morning workout - 20 flights of stairs 36 minute 3 mile runSee this image largerHealthy breakfast of eggs with potatoes and asparagus.See this image largerSee this image largerGot in my 10 flights of stairs in less than 5 minutes. WOO HOO!See this image largerThe town square has snow! Of course, temps are in the 90s...so it's Hollywood snow for a film. Feeling bad for those actors having to wear winter clothes in this heat.See this image largerI know they are working hard in NC & SC!See this image largerSee this image largerMake this a GREAT weekend!See this image largerBefore 8:30 this morningSee this image largerIt's been an active day Goodnight Spark friendsSee this image largerIt's been an active day Goodnight Spark friendsSee this image largerMake this a great week!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerAll this before lunch. (Intensity minutes start over every Monday for the week)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger (1 comments)See this image largerMy view at the end of my morning runSee this image largerLovely sunrise this morning!See this image largerGot some new tunes for my workoutSee this image largerWe have had some beautiful sunsets this weekSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerIt's so much easier to blame others, but in reality it all starts with ME.See this image largerI am amazed that so many people don't know what this is!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerGuess which badge I earned today!See this image largeranother sleepless night =((1 comments)See this image largerMeet Yoga Pig. Mom & I checked out a Pier One close out sale and I had to have Yoga Pig for my sis. #EarlyChristmasShoppingSee this image largerSee this image largerA cold but beautiful morning for a run.See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter #MealPrep Loving my spiralizer. Zoodles are so good!See this image largerEven though I only have furkids, I can see the truth in this!See this image largergot my tickets! CANNOT WAIT!See this image largerWe have our tickets. Let the countdown begin - 236 days...(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHealthy breakfast of eggs, bacon, peppers & onions, and sweet potatoes.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerVegetables ready for roastingSee this image largerFireworks on the square tonightSee this image largerSee this image largerTime for the YMCA Turkey Burn challenge. Goal - make it through all 6 classes!See this image larger3.5 miles (including 20 flights of stairs) this morning, followed by a yummy breakfast of eggs, sweet potato, and chicken apple sausage.See this image largerA cool, crisp morning. Beautiful day for a walk. Happy Wednesday, Spark friends.See this image largerday 1400 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/9/2018(2 comments)See this image largerBeautiful morning, even though it's COLD.See this image largerPretty good day. Oh...and I had a root canal too!See this image largerThe office Christmas tree. Merry Christmas, Spark friends.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeras of 5:00 eastern time today...(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Saturday! Make wise choices =)See this image largerFinally! A few days without rain. Happy Sunday, Spark friends.See this image largerBreakfast to go!See this image largerSee this image largerI met Dewitt when he was our guest speaker at a company meeting. What an amazing man!See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter Spa day for Omar!See this image largerHeading over to sit with my BFF's mom so my friend can take a break. Her mom is in the final stages of cancer, under hospice care. Hasn't been able to eat or drink anything in over a week. Prayers are greatly appreciated!See this image largerI've got a room at the top of the world tonight and I ain't coming down... --Tom PettySee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful, cold morningSee this image largerSee this image largerGuess who put on a pair of ***SIZE 8*** Levis this morning!See this image largerGuess who put on ***SIZE 8*** Levis this morning!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful sunriseSee this image largerwe have a Golden we have a Lab mix we have a terrier mix The Lab mix is our little farter!(1 comments)See this image largerWeather Dog forecast calls for rain!See this image largerBeautiful sunset. Fun day with sis. We took her dog with us and stopped at Lake Juliette to stretch our legs.See this image largerBelow freezing this morning, but a beautiful sunrise.See this image largerSeasonal grocery bags at Publix. I had to have this one!See this image largerThe camellias are so pretty right now.See this image largerWorked at a new location for the first time today. Found an excellent place to climb stairs. There are sta6to the top of the tower too! 20 flights - DONE!See this image largerA great big THANK YOU to those keeping the power on!See this image largerThere is a downside to semi-retirement!See this image largerSunday pun day!See this image largerSee this image largerAnother beautiful sunriseSee this image largerMy view from the top when climbing stairsSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerFriday funny =)See this image largerHope all my Spark friends are doing well. Make it a GREAT weekend!See this image largerMy new best friend until I see the orthopedic on Tuesday. These things are GREAT!See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Valentine's Day!See this image largerFriday funny. This made me laugh way too loud!See this image largerSee this image largerHe died 16 years ago today, but his legacy lives on.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHave a great weekend!See this image largerSee this image larger#tbt Obie with my sister's grandson in 2015 Jett was scared of dogs, and Obie hasn't really been around children. I kept Obie on his leash, but both of them seemed fine with each other. Later that day this happened.See this image larger#tbt Dec 2015 (I'm the one on the left)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI never noticed the tiny green marks on the petal edges.See this image largerHe would have been 91 today. Happy birthday, Fred Rogers! And THANK YOU for making the world a better place.(1 comments)See this image largerHe would have been 91 today. Happy birthday, Fred Rogers! And THANK YOU for making the world a better place.See this image largerHappy first day of spring!See this image largerHappy Saturday =)See this image largerHappy Saturday =)See this image largerNap time for OmarSee this image largerSee this image larger6 years ago today I found this sweet little guy at the park, in need of medical attention. Now he's a happy, healthy member of our family. We love you, Omar! #BeforeAndAfter (3 comments)See this image largerSaw this man teaching a little boy to play golf as I headed out for a bike ride yesterday. I'm guessing father and son? So sweet watching them.See this image largerCongratulations, sir!See this image largerThis is a Louisiana youth baseball team wearing the names of fallen officers on the back of their uniform shirts. #33 is my cousin's name. Jerry was killed working an undercover drug operation in 1988. He was 23 years old. So touched that he's still remembered and honored all these years later by people who never knew him.(2 comments)See this image largerLeftovers from dinner + grits = shrimp and grits for breakfast.See this image largerAnother bout of insomnia... Oh, well. At least I don't have to work tomorrow!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerAlmost a full moon for this morning's stair climb.See this image largerSee this image largerLOTS of rain in Georgia this morning. Flood warnings everywhere. I drove down to check out the river when I left my sister's house. Hopefully no more rain for a few days.See this image largerIt's volunteer day! Weather looks great.See this image largerGorgeous sunrise this morning.See this image largerChicken thighs, Brussels sprouts, and mushrooms for dinner.See this image largerOne of my favorite quotes from Coach Wooden. He was an amazing man!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerThis dove was kind enough to pose for a picture. Happy Tuesday!See this image largerHappy WednesdaySee this image largerWalked up on 3 doves this morning. These 2 stuck around for a photo op. Happy Thursday.See this image largerThe lilies are blooming where I climb stairs during the week. So pretty! Have a lovely weekend.See this image largerfrom Aimee Copeland's Facebook feed this morning. She is very motivational! If you are on social media, follow her. Aimee became a quadruple amputee after contracting a flesh eating virus. She now holds 2 degrees and is a competitive swimmer.See this image largerBacon, eggs sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and onions for Saturday brunch.See this image largerMonday chuckles. Make it a great week.See this image largerHappy Wednesday Spark friends!See this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful sunrise this morning. 20 flights of stairs and a short run DONE Happy ThursdaySee this image largerHappy Friday, Spark friends. All of you are FIERCE!See this image larger6AM HIIT class at the YMCA got Friday off to a great start!See this image largerThe magnolias are blooming. They smell soooooo good!See this image largerGood day to ride home from work with the top down & enjoy this spring weather. Have a GREAT weekend! (yes, that's what I drive. It's a 1998 with over 235,000 miles on it, and I still love it!)See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Mother's Day to all the awesome moms in the Spark world. This is me, mom, and my sis. My mom & sister are 2 of the best moms the world has ever seen.See this image largerMother's Day chuckleSee this image largerRIP She was a very talented and caring person.See this image largerSee this image larger$132 dollars doesn't go very far. 17 items and the warehouse club...and I had $5 in coupons!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerseems so very simple, doesn't it?See this image largeris obsessed with BLACKBERRIES! Eating them almso every day while they are at peak seasonSee this image largeris obsessed with BLACKBERRIES! Eating them almost every day while they are at peak season.(1 comments)See this image larger3 things I'm thankful for: family & friends a beautiful day a decent night's sleep (finally!) (1 comments)See this image largerDainty little toadstool (about the size of a dime). Happy TuesdaySee this image largerNo-lettuce salad for lunch: purple cabbage, tomato, peppers, cucumber, and celery. #eattherainbowSee this image largerGotta get in my 20 flights of stairs before it gets too hot. Happy Thursday.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBefore 9AM on Memorial Day Because my health doesn't take a holiday.See this image largerSpaghetti sauce with zoodles for dinner. Very tasty.See this image largerGotta stop and smell the magnolias. The best part of outdoor workouts this time of year.See this image largerBeautiful morning. This is one of my favorite photo spots. Happy Wednesday!See this image largerThey are old. They are faded. And after 10 years or more, they still fit! Ron Jon's swim shorts, ready for Girls Week at the beach next week! #NSVSee this image largerAnother beautiful sunrise.See this image largerAnother beautiful morning in Georgia.See this image largerMade tabouleh this morning. Spark has lots of recipes. I prefer the ones with bulgur.See this image largerGuess what I saw on my morning bike ride! Good morning from Ocean Isle Beach.See this image largerLunchtime on vacationSee this image largerAnother beautiful morning at the beach. Happy Tuesday!See this image largerKayaking this morning at Ocean Isle Beach, First time, but not the last!!! Rhonda on the left, me on the right,(1 comments)See this image largerOvercast today with a nice breeze.See this image largerSee this image largerShe would have been 90 years old today.See this image largerInteresting lilies seen on my walk. Happy Saturday!See this image largerGorgeous sunset tonight. Sleep well Spark friends.See this image largerHappy Father's Day! This is one of my favorite photos of my BFF Lisa's daughter (Gracie) with her dad on a family trip to Alaska.See this image largerWorked at my favorite office this week. I love it because at the end of the day I change clothes and climb stairs...all the way to the top of the tower.See this image largerSummer time is GeorgiaSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Tuesday!See this image largerToday I worked with someone who grows lilies as a hobby. All of these are from his yard.See this image largerThunderworks (the maker of Thundershirts) posted this. Sounds like a great plan to my boys!(1 comments)See this image largerPeach and pink moth; I see lots of them at one of the places I go to climb stairs.See this image largerAnother hot summer day in Georgia. Glad I got most of my 12000 steps and all of my 20 flights of stairs in early this morning.See this image largerSee this image largerTo all of us in the USA, have a safe and happy 4th.See this image largerSee this image larger8:00 tonight! Looking forward to a GREAT concert.See this image largerToday's lunch. Even at the office, I can choose to eat healthy. Salad with LOTS of fresh veggies and some Munster cheese.See this image largerHappy Tuesday, Spark friends!See this image largerHappy FridaySee this image largerSee this image largerThat is one happy looking dog!See this image largerStill a few late blooming magnolias around. So pretty and they smell wonderful.See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHappy FridaySee this image largerSee this image largerCountdown to Folly Beach 10 days... A girl's trip for my sister's 60th birthday; me (and 1 of my dogs), sis (and her dog), and our SIL.See this image largertoday's lunch tasty, healthy, economical but...it's one of those smelly foods. Thankfully I am all alone in the office today!See this image largerMorning goals: 6000 steps 250 cumulative intensity minutes 20 flights of stairs DONE! (and exceeded 😎) #goalsSee this image largerTonight's dinner: roasted Brussels sprouts, asparagus, red potatoes, sweet potato, peppers, and Aidellis Chicken Apple sausage.See this image largerPhoto from my morning walkSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Tuesday, Spark friends!See this image largerMake it a WONDERFUL Wednesday!See this image largeris heading to Charleston in less than 46 hours! See this image largerLess than 46 hours...Charleston, here we come!See this image largerSee this image largerGood morning from Folly BeachSee this image largerOmar says good morning from Morris IslandSee this image largerBeautiful sunrise on Folly Beach this morning.See this image largerMet this couple on the pier this morning. Today is their 32nd anniversary!See this image largerOne last morning beach walk before we hit the road.See this image largerHappy Wednesday, Spark friends!See this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerIt's been a long, mostly sleepless week. Thinking zen thoughts...but this is how I REALLY feel.See this image largerMy wonderful, handsome, amazing brother. Army vet. EMT. Husband and father.See this image largerHomemade chicken soup thickened with Sabra hummus.See this image largerSee this image largerLife is short...buy the tickets! Looking forward to this concert in NovSee this image largerHappy Friday! WEEEEEEEEEEESee this image largerEvening walk done and my boys are sacked out.See this image largerGorgeous sunset tonightSee this image largerWashed and waxed. That's a workout!See this image largerHappy TuesdaySee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFarmer's market find... Oh, my! Soooooooo good.See this image largerHappy HalloweenSee this image largerHappy Friday! Have an inclusive weekend ✌See this image largerWoo hoo! Earned a Halloween badge.See this image largerLovely views on our evening walkSee this image largerJack is patiently waiting for me to get dressed for a walk.See this image largerHappy ThursdaySee this image largerHope everyone is having a good weekendSee this image largerMy sweet boy, Omar.See this image largerMy sweet boy Omar (the little guy in the background) has a Thanksgiving guest. They have a great time running and playing. And then it's nap time. Happy Thanksgiving to all the stateside Sparkers.See this image larger1st day of a new month...great time to reset! >Get back to daily log in >Get back to weekly blogging >Get back to nutrition tracking >Get back to running >Continue daily goals (12000 steps/20 flights of stairs)See this image largerHave a KIND month!See this image largerHave a KIND month!See this image largerIt's not about perfection!See this image largerRIP, Mr. Turner 45 years as a police officer...never injured. His nephew murdered him at a family event because he disagreed with something Mr. Turner said.See this image largerSee this image largerMake it a great weekend. And it's okay to avoid folks tou don't like 😘See this image largerBetter actions = better consequences!See this image largerAfternoon snack...yummy!See this image largerMake it a good week!See this image largerHappy hump day. Give someone a hand up today...you could change a life!See this image largerOmar had a guest come in from the cold and spend the night on his crate.See this image largerBeautiful December sunrise. It's COLD here in GA. Of course that's GA cold...which is pretty mild compared to what many of you are dealing with. Stay warm!See this image largerHappiness is a warm pup 😁See this image largerA friend posted this on FB. Excellent way to start 2020 from wherever you are! Let's make it the best year, Spark friends.See this image largerWishing you all the best in 2020!See this image largerGreat way to start the year. Upping my daily stair goal to 25 (it was 20 flights). There are 67 stairs from the base to the top of the tower. #BeforeAndAfterSee this image largerI am TIRED. It's only 6pm, but I am ready for bed! Didn't quite get all the chores done, but I DID pass my 12000 step/25 flights of stairs daily goal.See this image largerHave a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Saturday =)See this image largerThe good (?) thing about insomnia...you start your day with extra steps in the books. Time for my morning exercise, then off to church. Happy SundaySee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Monday! Get moving and don't stop.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerYou know what makes it easier to not eat? Getting your 2 chipped teeth crowned! My mouth hurts...but I'm so glad that those chipped teeth will be gone when all this is finished! Permanent crowns scheduled for Jan 29 =)See this image largerfrom my BFF (she's a pediatrician AND a mom)See this image largerYesterday's recap. Dental surgery didn't stop me from getting in my steps or my flights of stairs. It did stop me from eating.See this image largerWeekly Resolution Review 25 flights of stairs daily-CHECK 12000 daily steps-CHECK #SparkStreakSee this image largerSomebody needs to see this today. Never, ever, ever give up!! You are worth it.See this image largerA good morning workout before the rain moves in. I can finish up my 12,000 steps as the day goes on.See this image largerThinderShirt on...Jack is (kind of) ready for the storms moving in.See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Monday, Parrotheads!See this image largerCutest one-eyed boy ever!See this image largerBeautiful pansy blooming. Saw this on my between-the-storms lunchtime walk yesterday.See this image largerThe sky was so ethereal this morning.See this image largerWorking in a new location this week and this is what I see looking out the front window.See this image largerHappy Friday, Spark friends!See this image largerSee this image largerThank you for many years of laughter, sir. RIPSee this image largerweek 150 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 1/22/2020See this image largerSee this image largerGorgeous sunrise. Happy Wednesday!See this image largerHappy Thursday, fellow Sparkers!See this image largerWorking in an office with an adjustable desk today. The only time I've sat down was to eat lunch.See this image largerMy new best friend! HIGHLY recommended.See this image largerFrom COMEDIAN SETH on Facebook. If you want to laugh out loud several times daily, follow him on Facebook.See this image largerYou won't see immediate results, but keep planting those seeds!See this image largerAhh...Bob Ross. <3 See this image largerAhh...Bob Ross.See this image largerI may have to skip the weights due to neck and shoulder pain, but I can still climb stairs and get in my steps! Looking forward to a massage tomorrow & hoping it helps.See this image largerSee this image largerYay! Sunday is my day to have dessert =) I thawed out some homemade orange cranberry bundt cake...YUMMY!See this image largerHere's how I started my Sunday. SEVERE neck & shoulder pain for about 10 days now. 1 injection, and 2 prescriptions when the pharmacy opens. Massage appt Monday, and working on booking appt with a highly recommended chiro.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Heart Day! Do something GOOD for you heart =)See this image largerHealthy chocolate...the BEST kind!See this image largerHouse closing complete! I can't believe this is our view from our back deck. So excited...See this image largerSee this image largerThis little guy showed up at the office back door. Sorry buddy, due to COVID-19 we are on a strict EMPLOYEES ONLY lockdown. Happy Wednesday 😎See this image largerThe dogwoods are so beautiful. Hang in there, Spark friends. We will come through this.See this image largerSigns in the window of a local business. It's a beautiful GA spring day. Hope the weather is nice in your area. If you can, get outside for a bit.See this image largerLunchtime walk on a lovely Georgia spring day.See this image largerA Joseph's Coat rosebush. One plant with several flower colors.See this image largerHappy Friday! Be sure to stop and smell the roses.See this image largerSo many lovely plants in bloom...glad I am able to get outside for some exercise.See this image largerHappy Wednesday, Spark friends!See this image largerHappy Wednesday, Spark friends!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerMomma dove on the right and her hatchlings on the leftSee this image largerHappy Thursday, Spark friends 😎See this image largerThere are beavers in the pond at our new home!See this image largerI love the quiet mornings with my sweet sleeping boys ❀See this image largerA lovely robin got in the parking deck stairwell and couldn't find her way out. I found a way to prop the exterior door open and she safely flew out.See this image largerI was a bit late getting started with my morning workout (climbing stairs and sprints). It was already warm and humid. There's a school, a library annex, and a fire station where I climb stairs. One of the fire fighters was doing tire flips and planks UP THE HILL IN FULL GEAR! When I see things like that, my first thought (about myself) is, 'so what was that excuse...I just don't feel like working out?' #DoItAnyway See this image largerYay! My Amazon order arrived today 😎See this image largerEggs, chicken apple sausage, and leftover roasted vegetables for breakfast. Happy Friday 😎See this image largerTasty salad with quinoa, black beans, and chicken.See this image largerWishing a safe and happy 4th to all the Sparkers in the USSee this image largerHave a safe & happy 4thSee this image largerMy very favorite view at the end of the day, coming back from our evening walk to our home.See this image largerGuacamole (1 ripe avocado blended with fresh pico from the grocery produce dept)See this image largerHere's a doberman on a trampoline... Silly boy! I see him on my daily walks.See this image largerHere's a doberman on a trampoline. Silly boy! I see him on my daily walks.See this image largerMake it a Wonderful Wednesday!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerHummingbird on the feeder, lizard on the cross post.See this image largerAfternoon storms moving in.See this image largerPilates with 3 dog resistance to start the day. I have the BEST coaches!See this image largerOmar cheers me on for DAY 49 of my morning exercise streak!See this image largerSee this image largerAnother find in my t-shirt collectionSee this image largerPlanning to do Whole 30 in September, so I am reading up on compliant foods. Oven roasted veggies for the week.See this image largerSorting out my t-shirts. I bought this one as a reward the first time I placed in my age group.See this image largerBeautiful sunrise at the end of my 5 miles this morning. Day 46 of morning exercise in the books!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerthis memory popped up on my FB feed. He's 11 now, still the sweetest boy! I love my Obie!See this image largerSee this image largerSay hello to my little friend!See this image largerSee this image larger#tbt My nephew. I can't believe he leaves for college on Saturday.See this image largerI 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.See this image largerread in it's entirety ;-)See this image largerSee this image largerJust 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!!!See this image largerSee this image largerIt's been a stressful week at work.See this image largerSee this image largerchoose to have a HAPPY TUESDAY!!See this image largerSee this image largerslightly better last night; even though I'm up at 3, I did sleep close to 5 hours.(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMy new favorite t-shirtSee this image largerSee this image largerNaan bread Sliced tomato Cheddar cheese 2 eggsSee this image larger5 miles his morning for a 40 day streak of morning exercise!See this image largerI love this! An awesome gift for someone getting over a break-up!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largergoing to an MST3K live event tonight!!!See this image largerMonday Functional Fitness + Wednesday Body Pump + Thursday Kettle Bell + Friday HIIT Fit equals...See this image largerthe best concert I ever saw: Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Bruce Hornsby Happy Friday!See this image largerheading to the YMCA for 6AM HIIT class. Happy Friday!See this image largerlooking for a good warm-up? Give this a try. And be glad that your name isn't Xerxes! See this image largerPizza made in the toaster oven: Naan bread crust Fresh spinach Mozzarella Greenwise ham Tomato sauceSee this image largerThe start of a healthy breakfast...the start of a healthy day. Happy Thursday!See this image largerSee this image largerIt's a rainy DAY in GA. Hope it continues in to the night, because rainy nights are great for sleeping!See this image largerBody Pump for Day 36 of my morning exercise streak. I was able to increase the weight by 5 lbs for 90% of the class!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerthis is one of the many reasons why it's a good thing I never had children!!!See this image largerwords to LIVE by!See this image largeroff I go!See this image largerit's still early, so maybe...(1 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday =)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerBody Pump for day **29** of my morning workout streak!See this image largerday 28, Tuesday, and I did the elliptical to keep my morning workout streak going. Wednesday will NOT start a streak of slacking!See this image largerSee this image largerSaw this on Saturday with my sister. Good movie...and a true story.See this image largerSee this image largerHappy Sunday!See this image largerhappy Friday!(1 comments)See this image largerhappy Thursday!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger@ARCHIMEDESII posted this on a thread...just had to share.See this image largerFINALLY - a good night's sleep. Time for Pilates!See this image largerSee this image largermake it a good week!See this image larger92 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)See this image largerA beautiful sky this morning as I was headed for a morning bike ride. Day 11 of my morning exercise streak!See this image largerMy coaches kept me on the ellipitcal for day 10 of my morning exercise streak.See this image largermake it a great Thursday!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largershrimp 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)See this image largerMy Friday night walk was rained out, so I did this instead. (1 comments)See this image largerhappy Friday =)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHave a safe & happy 4th. Please keep your fur babies safe when the noise starts!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largergood times indeed!See this image largerSee this image largerI 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.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerAnother of my favorite Zig quotes.See this image largera perfect magnolia blossom from my morning walkSee this image largerGreater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. See this image largerSee this image largerThe sky this morning changed my mind about trying to get in 5 miles. I opted for Pilates and the elliptical!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerCongrats to all the graduates!See this image largerfinally...AND there is a good chance that my 3 day weekend in now a FOUR day weekend!!!See this image largerthis is me today...doesn't that constitute leaving work early...for the week?(1 comments)See this image largertime to get out my stack of Tom Petty CDs ...take me away!See this image largerSee this image largerhave a wonderful Wednesday =)See this image largernoting like a good Zig quote to make me smile!See this image largerSee this image largerstart your week off RIGHT!See this image largerhappy Sunday!See this image largerbecause I need a laugh today...See this image largerit has been a LOOOOOONG week!See this image largervery 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)See this image largerWe 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)See this image largerD'oh! Why didn't I think of this?!? Happy Wednesday =) (1 comments)See this image largerhappy Tuesday!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger5 miles in 65 minutes next goal - 63 minutes!See this image largermy 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 =)See this image largerSee this image largerWe take too much for granted. APPRECIATE, don't EXPECT! See this image largergood night!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerlet's do this!See this image largerthis made me laugh!(1 comments)See this image largerno outfit is complete without a little Obie hair!See this image largerhappy Saturday! Make a difference =)See this image largerIsn't this what Spark is all about? Have a great weekend & make wise choices!See this image larger2 nights this week I have slept well. Glad to say last night was one of them!(1 comments)See this image largerthis has been a REALLY long week!(1 comments)See this image larger credit to SRWYLIE (aka Steve) for the quote! :(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMake it a great week!(1 comments)See this image largerpotluck 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)See this image largerlove this one!See this image largermake today a GREAT day!See this image largerSee this image largerWell, I **did** make it to Functional Fitness at the YMCA this morning. That gets the week off to a good start.See this image larger5 miles this morning. More running than walking. 1st goal - get my time to 65 minutes(1 comments)See this image largerPilates to start the day. I love Spark People TV! If you haven't tried it yet, it's GREAT!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerObie 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)See this image larger4 years ago today I found our sweet little Omar on my morning walk. He is definitely my BEST find!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerspring time in Georgia!See this image largerthat's 70 year old Jimmy Buffett surfing last week! Age is just a number.(1 comments)See this image largerhave a wonderful day!See this image largerbeautiful day for a bike ride!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerposted by a friend of a friend. The white dog is hers; the tan and black is a foster pup who is moving on today.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger=)(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerTBT - with my mom in Helen, GASee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOmar still insists he's a cat(2 comments)See this image larger (2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerhere comes WINTER!!!See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerHappy Friday!See this image largerTruth!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerinspired by BLESSED2BEME (1 comments)See this image largerdid 60 minutes on the treadmill; varied incline; average pace 13.28 min mile (1 comments)See this image largerbe real!!!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger (1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerBeautiful, cold fall day.(1 comments)See this image largeris glad this isn't our church schedule!!! See this image largeris ready for NINE DAYS of not going to work!!!(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largergood words for when you need to walk away from those emotionally draining folks in your life...and leave them bewildered ;-)(2 comments)See this image largermake it a good week(1 comments)See this image larger (1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerwise words...See this image largerhappy Friday!(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful fall day in Georgia!(2 comments)See this image largerall day Wed in meetings kept me from Spark. And when I got home I was busy...(2 comments)See this image larger (2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerday 600 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/30/2016See this image largerSee this image largerreally feeling the kettle bell class from last night...HAPPINESS! (1 comments)See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerThis is the sweet girl who lets me walk with her everyday after work. No human is ever as happy to see me.(3 comments)See this image largerDark skies...thunder...but no rain =((1 comments)See this image largerFound 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)See this image larger5 miles in 66:31 this morning. I'll get faster, but for now...I'm good with that!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHave a safe and happy 4th of JulySee this image largerAnother pink and blue sunriseSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerFrom my morning walk(1 comments)See this image largerSaturday morning fetch with Cassie in Baltimore(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerBeautiful end to a wonderful daySee this image largerHi from Ocean City MD Boardwalk!See this image largerMemorial Day 2016See this image largerIt's already getting HOT in Georgia, but a nice evening anyway.(1 comments)See this image largerbeautiful pink and blue sky to start the day(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Friday the 13thSee this image largerthis is why I have such a tough time typing(2 comments)See this image largerBeautiful sunrise this morningSee this image largeris watching Gilda on TCM. Rita Hayworth was such a beauty!See this image largerLook who I met on my morning bike ride!See this image largerSee this image larger15th Cheerios Challenge volunteersSee this image largerHappy Friday...even if it is April 15th!See this image largerMy coaches while I use the elliptical(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful day for the annual church car showSee this image largerOmar demonstrates upward facing dog(2 comments)See this image largerThe azaleas are in full bloom(1 comments)See this image largerLooking forward to another beautiful spring day in Georgia(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerUnbelievable sunset tonight(1 comments)See this image largerThis was behind me on tonight's walk.(1 comments)See this image larger (3 comments)See this image largerObie checks Omar's form during morning Pilates(2 comments)See this image largerI took this pic on my morning walk - beautiful full moon!(1 comments)See this image larger See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largergoodbye Christmas 2015 (3 comments)See this image largerstar what? I'm a TREKKIE!!!(1 comments)See this image largerthis was the Christmas card sis sent out the year she was pregnant with Travis(1 comments)See this image largercold, but still a beautiful sunrise(1 comments)See this image largerhow did you start your day?See this image largeranother beautiful December day in GA!See this image largeronce again, inspired by PJDANIELS!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerthis one is for you, PJDANIELS! (1 comments)See this image largerbeautiful sunrise to start my walk this morning!(2 comments)See this image largeris happy to see the sun again today!(2 comments)See this image largerTHANK YOU to all our service men & women!See this image larger =)(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerfeels like it's raining all over the worldSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerthis one is for you, Steve!(1 comments)See this image larger (3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerhope nobody is having a day like this...(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerObie had a WONDERFUL weekend at the lake! (1 comments)See this image largeris going to miss these silly foster pups when they move on next week!(3 comments)See this image larger- happy Labrador Day!(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image largertrue that!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger- don your armor & be prepared...it's a tough world!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger (2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largermy nephew, Travis, waiting backstage to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra(1 comments)See this image largerstarted the day with Pilates (with 3 dog resistance). (1 comments)See this image largernap time(2 comments)See this image largerOmar, in all his gloriousness!(2 comments)See this image largerMerry Christmas! Doesn't Obie look so happy? I really don't do things like that to him often. (1 comments)See this image largerGirl's Week 2013 See this image largerOmar gets in his morning workoutSee this image largerObie & Omar See this image largermy three sons ;-)(6 comments)See this image largermy nephew, Travis, playing bass at his final middle school concertSee this image largerchurch on the beach - Ocean Isle May 2013(1 comments)See this image largerwhatcha doin' mom?(1 comments)See this image largerOmar and JackSee this image largerI'm pretty sure this is how Obie would be if he ever had 'the cone'(2 comments)See this image largerour newest family member, Omar (found Apr of 2013)(1 comments)See this image largerone of my all time favorite Far Side cartoons(1 comments)See this image largersunset from the YMCA parking lot. Love that funky low hanging cloud.See this image largertaken on a walk in town - fall 2012(1 comments)See this image largertaken on a walk thru town - fall 2012(1 comments)See this image largermom, dad...am I adopted?(9 comments)See this image largerObie & Jack on vacation in FL(3 comments)See this image largerJack on vacation in FL(4 comments)See this image largerObie visiting family in Louisville(5 comments)See this image largerbwahahahahah! DH didn't find this quite as amusing as I did.See this image largermy good friend Lydia and I at her awards dinner. She's a sister my parents didn't give me.(4 comments)See this image largernobody's born a bigot. My favorite sweatshirt. I wear it all winter.(5 comments)See this image larger(13 comments)See this image largerpersonal best 5k time. One of these days, I WILL break 30 minutes!!!(4 comments)See this image largermy favorite running shirt. This was my reward for winning in my age group for the first time.(3 comments)See this image largerI love it when I can outrun a guy! It doesn't happen often, but it sure is a kick when it does.(1 comments)See this image largerthis is one of my future rewardsSee this image largeranother of my future rewards(2 comments)See this image largeryet another of my future rewards(1 comments)

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