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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Salutations Sparkland!

I feel like I am making forward progress, despite being hungry and giving in to snacking after dinner the last two days. When I snacked, I only had one snack, which is much better than my previous habit! I am continuing to feel like my body is changing for the better. I am wearing shorts and contemplating cute outfits, which never happened when I was doing everything I could to cover my body in the hopes that no one would notice how big I had become. My shirts look longer and leaner because they don't go over a big belly anymore! (I still have a bit of a belly, but it's much smaller than before! Woot!)

I did a brisk 4.5 mile walk, then did week one of the C25k intervals again today! I completed it! Whew. I was very tired by the end of it. Since it was warm today (75!) I made sure to take a bottle of water outside and hide it in the rosemary bush for when I passed by the house each lap. It was a BEAUTIFUL day! And I took pictures for you!

The flox has filled out and now looks like a mini-carpet!

The flox sits on the low end of the bed that has my weeping willow tree that I asked for on my 10th birthday... I had visions of myself sitting under it's sweeping branches, relaxing and reading a book... it'll still be awhile before it gets to be as big as my imagination said it would!
But it's leafing out quite nicely now.

I think this is a Japanese Tulip Tree... it always looks astounding, no leaves, just flowers, then the flowers fade and the leaves pop out! We have two of these trees and the other one has paler pink flowers. Unfortunately it bloomed first and became a victim of a cold snap. The flowers all turned brown overnight... But this one is still blooming!

The rosemary is blooming, too!

I hide my water bottle under the shade of the rosemary and pick it up briefly as I pass by the house. It really helps keep the water cooler while I'm out walking!

#StreakingintoSpring day 16 complete!

Creative Writing Prompt:
While walking past a storm drain you hear a voice. To your surprise it is coming from inside the drain! Who could it be? You decide to investigate.
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  • PKBOO3
    Prompt: I heard the voice, then I saw a quick flash of light in my peripheral vision. What could it be?
    2749 days ago
    emoticon Good for you, Julianne! Better fitting clothes, and seeing yourself in the outfits you wouldn't consider before - what wonderful victory!

    Thanks for the spring flower pictures. Here in Maryland, we're a few weeks behind you as far as blooming goes, and your pictures gave me hope!

    Hope your week this week is as successful as your previous ones - a snack at night isn't the end of the world, and may even help your quality of sleep if you choose wisely. :)

    emoticon :) Gail
    2751 days ago
    Love the pictures. Can't wait for spring to arrive here in Michigan....maybe next month.

    2751 days ago

    This is when you find out about the other dimension. There is an entire civilization living there that we can't see, but occasionally, a little window opens which allows a voice to enter our 'world'.
    2751 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13331386
    Such a beautiful day, and good for you for getting out there to enjoy it! Your pictures are beautiful and make me long for spring!
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    Oh, the "voice from the drain" reminds me of the horror movie "It" by Stephen King, yikes!
    2751 days ago
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