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God''s beautyGraduation of my son 2016Ranger.. Awesome friendSleepy timeOuter Banks NCHi my name is LunaAt the vets.. not happy but so sweet!!I'm slowly getting there!!Beautiful flowers!!God is amazing!!Me when I'm mad according to my son!!I have lost 10 lbs. I am so happy. Still have a ways to go. Thanks for all the support y'all have given me.It seems like I have hit a plateau. Haven't lost any weight in 2 wks.. Still exercising and keeping my calories w/in 1200-1500. More on the 1200 to 1300 range.. Any thoughts??Posted a photoThere are so many amazing people on Spark!! So many different stories and challenges. You all are an inspiration.!!I went to the ballet Firebird Saturday with my Mom. It was amazing!!Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!Posted a photoSometimes you need to take a break and regroup 😚Posted a photoI wanted to wish all you Spark Moms..Happy Mother's Day. I hope you have a beautiful day!! If you are not a Mom.. you most likely are a Mother figure to someone. Blessings to everyone!!I ran into one of my best friends from high school I had not seen in 38 yes.. She still had my picture and our good memories we shared🙂. Amazing and wonderful to be part of her life again!!I cleaned and restocked my fish tanks last weekend. They are so beautiful and relaxingI have been struggling the last 3 weeks.. I have not lost a pound :. (. I have increased my cardio exercises and staying within my calorie range. I will not give up!! Have a great weekend my Spark friends..Spent the day with an awesome friend. Helped her get moved in her neat new place in the beautiful country side.. Best time ever🙂My fish tank in my bedroom. Super calming and makes for the best sleeping..The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.. We are so blessed to have this awesome view. This is God's glory..I wanted to make sure Ranger was in my photo gallery. I surely will miss him!!Today is my Mom's birthday. She is 82. She is an amazing woman. She is healthy and we praise God for her!!I have noticed in the past week I have gotten too comfortable and I am slipping with my intake and after dinner snacking. Time to get with it!!Where are all our Spark community friends from? I'm from Rustburg,VA!!Treated myself to a new hair do😊Father's Day outing. Beautiful and peaceful day.Hope everybody had a great Father's Day weekend.Spent the weekend at a youth retreat . Amazing and uplifting.God is good. Alot of lives we're touched this weekend. Praise God. Have a great Monday Spark Community.I love this time of year. Happy summer all you Sparkers☺️Happy Friday and 4th of July weekend to our Spark community family!I did it. I meet my goal finally. Started out at 170 and now I weigh 150. 20 lbs. gone. Next goal is 145 . Thank you Spark communityHappy 4th of July 🎉🎆Spark friends!!Happy Friday Spark community!! We are an awesome supportive group!!Sometimes you have to take a step back and recharge your batteries.Then you are ready to take on the world again..I have lost a total of 20 lbs since I began my journey at the end if Feb 2017. Some one at work complimented today and it made me feel woohooo 😊A little girl at VBS passed out sunflowers to everyone at work today. I work for a church. Happy Thursday Spark friendsI saw these beautiful flowers this am. and it reminded me of how good God is! With God all things are possible! This journey with Spark community has shown me this!!I rewarded my self with these beautiful sunflowers. Take the time Spark friends and reward yourself for your little and big accomplishments.Saw this in the paper.. thought bit was cute. Lol..I haven't eaten out all summer ..Tonight I treated myself and ate outside with my cats and magazines☺️I will start doing that more often!Best weekend ever. Did a big summer seafood boil party with a good friend in the country. WoohoooHad a whole weekend full of eating. Buffet,seafood boil, and a cookout. Yuck..
I'm so ready to get back on track!!Went to the mountains with my beautiful awesome Mom.Best time ever.im so blessed#deliciousdailymoment.. I will be so psyched when this day is over!!When you have had a challenging day at work..and you see this.. it makes you 😊When life gets to be too much..go hide in the linen closet🙂Liz and I work with God's Pit Crew today to pack up items for the hurricane that will affect some many. Special prayers go out to everyone that will be effected by this storm ..Flowers are blessings from above
Have a wonderful day Spark community andI tried the recipe Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup from the Spark recipes with just a little of my own touch. It was actually really good 👍Spent the day with my best friend working at God's Pit Crew. We packed over 1000 blessings buckets for the people in Puerto Rico. Praise God!! Pray for these people..I finally cleaned up my Summer flowers:(.Pruned up some plants and planted fall flowers.. Nature is so amazing 🤗Spent the day with my awesome Mom. Went to a Monocan Indian Fall festival. The traditions and crafts are amazing. We have Cherokee Indian on my Dad's side of the family. 💫😊Took my beautiful Mom to an Monocan Indian Fall Festival Saturday.Great time!!Fall and Halloween is in the air. Keep Sparking 💫I have been out of commission since Monday. Had a tooth extracted and it's been ugly..Going to go back to my exercise today. Spin here I come!!My son and I took the 2 drama queens to the Vet that is a workout in itself.. getting them in those cases was challenging..I finally met my goal if 145 lbs. I lost a total of 25 lbs. I never thought I would ever fit back in my fav jeans..but now I can!! Thx Spark community 🙂We had our Fall Festival at church. I did the Sand Art booth which was loads of fun. This was a mission fundraiser. Weather was amazing💫Church Fall Festival. Weather and people were amazing. God is goidBeautiful cool rainy fall day. Great way to refocus and count your blessings. Praise God.God is good..Today is my birthday 🎉I am 56 yrs old. I feel healthy and strong and would like to thank and praise God . Thanks for all the support I receive from my Spark family. Blessings everybody 💫💫Good morning Spark friends. I took this while coming to work. The leaves are amazing. Have a blessed day 😊Where else can you work at and they bring flowers to your office?? I'm do blessed 💫💫💫I started reading Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. I struggle with emotional eating from time to time. This is an excellent read and deals with a variety of topics. Thought I would shareI made my Christmas jam today. I give it out as gifts. Strawberry and cranberries.. pretty and yummyWalked the 1st time since May the route my beloved lab Ranger and used to take. Bittersweet memoriesHappy Thanksgiving my Spark friends. You are the best. Hugs!!!We had our annual pasta making day today. I actually did good with my portion control. Great time spent with family and friends.Went shopping with Mom today at TJMaxx. I was able to buy size 10 jeans..have not been that size for 10 years and I got 3 pair for $46. Woohooo. Life sure is good👍Fall cleanup: Raked leaves and bagged them. Great workout and fresh crisp air💫🙂Chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. It will cook while I go to church and Christmas shopping 💫I am so blessed . I work for a wonderful Church with awesome people😊 Happy holidays Spark community.We volunteered at Operation Christmas child. It was an awesome experience. Millions of children will be reached for Christmas. Praise God!!!Winter wonderland in Virginia.. finally 💫Happy holidays Spark community!!! I made 2 custard pies and another batch of Xmas jam.My own little Christmas tree at work with presents😊Merry Christmas to my Spark family. Blessings and hugsI am so out of sorts. My Mom came down with pnemonia right after Christmas and it has been downhill since. I have not been able to exercise like I used to . My work has been stressful too. Mom is doing better.👍 We have a long journey ahead of us. Next week hopefully I can get back on track. I miss my routine and Spark friendsWoohooo temperatures are going up and the ice is melting!!!Woohooo weekend is here!! Things are so much better on my end.Im back on track with my exercise!!! Mom has a long recovery ahead of her but with prayers she will be fine. Thanks for your support Spark community 🙂Best part if winter a warm fure and watching ice skating on the tubeWhat could be any better.. a warm fire and a healthy Minestrone soup.. so blessed.At the Jump Park ..Snowing in Virginia. Snow day.Walked with a new friend today. Her name is Daisy. Warming trend here in Virginia. Nice💫I'm so blessed. I walked into my office this morning and found beautiful flowers and then I got a raise . Praise God.Walked at lunch for an hour with some close friends. Saw this beautiful church on a college campus.Lazy and rainy day here. Have a blessed Sunday Spark community 🙂Had a pretty decent week. Got the exercise in and did ok with the food. Time to chill and start our weekend. Blessings Spark friends!!!I still struggle with food temptations. My biggest is late nite snacking . I saw this at Walmart..sweet temptations..Saw my first flower today..snow crocus. Is spring here ? Probably wishful thinking but beautiful flower.I finally finished my Mom's blanket 😊. It took me a couple of years.. but if you put your mind to anything you can do it!!I had an amazing workout.. treadmill and spin class. I prepared a wonderful meal..peppers and chicken breast strips on a wellness wrap with salsa. 💫Had a good day. Scrubbed cabinets, walls ,frig, ceiling fans all afternoon. Made my first pot holder👍🙂. Productive day 💫Getting ready to go to spin class. I been practicing the stich for my son's blanket Definitely not going to use these colors..lol.. Camo is his thing..Went to a vintage used bookstore and the owner gave me this super cool hat box. I'm going to put my yarn it it. Happy Saturday Spark community 🙂Easter tree with a fire?? Where r you Spring?? 🤔We had our St. Paddy's celebration today. I baked my 1st Irish soda bread in a crock pot. It turned out pretty good 💫🙂The snow is beautiful. Spring will be here soon enough. 🙂Someone brought doughnuts again this Friday!! I did good..opted for cream of wheat and fresh strawberries.👍🙂I made Greek lasagna for our annual missions dinner Sunday. I will limit myself to a small piece since it is so rich!!Mission dinner was a success 👍I did really good. I had a piece of lasagna and a small piece of chicken. And one dessert. The fellowship was amazing.When you want to chill out..hang out in a window 🙂Spring has finally arrived here in central Virginia. Woohooo!!!Spent an amazing weekend celebrating my mom. I'm so blessed to have her.Finally got my planting in.. tomatoes,herbs,squash, carnations, moonflowers...🙂💫I got all my hair cut off over the weekend. The new me is still evolving.Took my beautiful Mom to the Peaks. We had an amazing time. God is good 🤗We had our annual youth retreat this weekend. Awesome time and fellowship.Happy 4th my amazing Spark community. You are a bunch of special people. Blessings!!Spent Saturday enjoying the hummingbirds and rocking with a friend on the front porch in the country 🙂Life is goodMeatless Monday. Eggplant Parmesan and squash. Yum..👍😁When life gets crazy..regroup. I need to do more of that. Have a great WednesdayEnjoying the sunshine🙂I have slipped the last couple of months. It's time for me to take charge again and stop making excuses. I don't want to go back and be like I use too.Our annual fall festival was a lot of fun. Fall is in the air in Virginia...Fall is finally here in Virginia!!!Happy Halloween everyone. Halloween here at the office for our preschoolers..I have gotten off of our Spark community way.. I have started logging my food and exercising again.. I also got a new hair style.. Thx for all your support !!!Been moving all day. Beautiful sunny day and mild. Lasagna and steamed broccoli and cauliflower for dinnerHappy New Year my Spark community. Blessings for a wonderful and peaceful productive year. Went out with my mom last nite.. she is 83 and amazing..Cold here.⛸️❄️Had the day off. Made a batch of winter jam for my family.. Enjoy your day my Spark community 🙂11 degrees this am. Everyone stay warm and safe. Let's keep Sparking my Spark communityOn a cold and dreary day. Someone from the church puts flowers in everyone's office. What a blessing ❣️Mom and I went to see the ballet Cinderella. It was amazing. We had a blast.I have been off the radar for quite some time now I've been having some back issues and teeth issues but that's no excuse.I really need to get my mindset back on track with my eating and my exercising so please pray for me. Hope everyone is doing okay and enjoying spring .Blessings and hugsI finally have gotten back on track. I lost 3lbs and I will be able to go back to the gym Monday. I walk almost every day this wk Rewarded myself with a new hairdo and a day trip with Mom. Life it s great. Have a blessed week.I lost 3 pounds this week and walked almost every day. I can go back to the gym Monday🌞I got a new hair style and took a day trip with Mom. Life is goodHad a fantastic workout at my Sprint cycle class.. I decided to go to my all time fav. place.. the fish pet store..Being at the pet store is so relaxing. Find things in life you enjoy and pursue them. God blessHappy Mother's day my 💓 wonderful Spark family! Hope your day is filled with wonderful memories and love ❣️Happy Memorial day my Spark family. Let's honor our military families that allow us to live in peace. We r grilling out with family. Enjoy!!Spending some time with a good friend at Mrytle beach South Carolina. Weather is amazing here. 🌞Back from the beach.. back to reality 🌞I will miss the water and our long walks on the beach. Time to eat better and exercise. Have a blessed weekendOne of the highlights of our beach trip. Ripleys amazing aquarium. God's beauty relected in natureWhen life gets tough... hide in Mommies workout bag🌞🙈Please let me in🌞Have a fantastic and fun week my Spark community 🌞😁Hopefully I can start my workouts next week 😬. My tendons in my rite leg feel better..Have a fantastic holiday weekend Spark familyStuffed peppers is what my Mom wanted today. Have a blessed day my Spark community 🌞Had a great week. Stayed within my calories and had some great workouts. Rewarded myself with a new fall haircutI have fallen of my Spark community wagon 😭. I have not been eating correctly or have been consistent with my exercise. I miss all my friend's 😢. I went on a solitude retreat this weekend. I'm back in it! I miss my Spark family!Let's remember Martin Luther today. I love this quote ❤️. It is so powerfulRainy and cold day. Time to regroup and chill.. Have a wonderful weekend Spark family!!!We had our annual big family lunch at Church. I made a burrito bake. I did good did not overload my plate. I slipped a little on the dessert. But over all 🌞👍The only place I know of that brings me flowers for my desk..I love my job at the Church. I'm blessedBest thing on a chilly morning is a warm fire. Happy Sunday ❣️ Spark family.Can't remember the last time I saw a rainbow!!! It always gives me a sense of hope. Let's keep Sparking!What I probably look like when I'm caught EATING SOMETHING I Shouldn't be . ..Have a fun day Spark family 😁Hard week.. I didn't lose but at least I didn't gain. Happy weekend ❣️ Spark familyMy Sunday napping buddy. Have a good week my awesome Spark Family. My goal for the week is healthier food choices.Whatbis your goal?I was in Texas working with a crisis response team. We came back early due to the situation all of us are facing. I became overwhelmed when I returned. I need to start Sparking again. Prayers for everyoneHe has RISEN!!! And we have hope. Happy Easter Spark family. We are going through dark times.. but God is a light that can guide us!!!Good morning 🌞. It's time to get up and get moving!!!Made a small batch of strawberry 😋 jam.When life gets a little bit much..hang out in a flower pot 🌞Today was my mom's 85th birthday. We had a blast this weekend. She wouldn't let me take her picture though..I worked in my mom's and my garden today for 3 hours. Beautiful day. God is goodI opened up my fortune cookie last night and this was in it..it is so true. Hope everyone has a good week.First rainbow that I've seen in a long time. It made me feel hooeful🌞I have not posted or recorded anything for a whole week. I am back on track. Have a wonderful weekend Spark family!Healthy stir fry. Store bought egg roll 180 calories. Not as tasty as a Chinese restaurant..but close..
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