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Enjoying Family & Fall!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time flies when you're having fun! ....in fact it I'm still flying here in October, but I put on my brakes to see that it has been exactly a month since I last blogged, Oops! ...:::I know how much blogging holds me accountable; so, here I go!

So happy to report that I am maintaining my scale losses.....truly, very cool....better than the alternative of gaining so, I'll take it! emoticon Meals are getting cleaner and cleaner....becoming more of a natural habit all the time. Celery & peanut butter is my go to as well as hummus. The produce section of the grocery store is where I spend most of my time shopping. And this amazing fall weather has tempted me to get out there and walk/jog/run...whatever I feel like...I'm out there and having fun with family all the time.

In fact I am outdoors so much so that I have not been online as much as in times past. I log on, track my data, cheer a few Sparkers on, log off and pretty much "live" out the Spark lifestyle. I have found out that "living" it takes place mostly away from my emoticon ....and it feels good to regain perspective and balance....really good.

I have given myself some Spark breaks thru a few brief vacations recently....:::in fact I gave myself permission recently to fast from social media...seriously. emoticon And the results were an amazing sense of peace and a refreshing sense of restored balance. I resolve to make this fast a habit added onto my healthy lifestyle. (scratching my head) I kinda wonder why I never thought of this before.... but there's no time like the present to move forward with what works.

Love the cooler breeze, the rustle of leaves and there's just this lovely woodsy smoky scent in the air that draws me out. emoticon I'm taking longer walks with my walking buddy just due to the temps. I am thankful for all of the family visits recently and opportunities to visit them out of town. Currently, our lives are full with all of our schedules as a family(cross country races, music recitals, drivers ed, and tons of homework) Lol! ....but where there's a will, there's a way, right? I always find a way to stay true to healthy choices, keep moving and track it. Will try to blog more...so good to be accountable here, and your support and ideas always prove inspiring.

Time is so precious, and I intend to value every minute I have. These young adults(children) of mine will be grown and on their own sooner than later, and I am glad for these good days we have to hang out and grow closer together. If I don't guard our time, and capture it for my family, the time villains will surely steal away our minutes....Lol! emoticon

emoticon ....::::logging off now to head to the gym (another healthy scheduled thing on my list) ....yes, I am tired, and it's been a long day, but I crave that exercise. emoticon

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    When I'm the most tired is when I tend to want to work out. I always feel great afterward. Have a great day tomorrow and keep on working out!!!!
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    Comment edited on: 10/19/2017 12:31:26 AM
    I think its great you can spend time with the family. Families change quickly, my boys are both in college, with girlfriends and I hardly see them. Time with family is precious. Speaking of precious, I see you and one of yours is involved with cross country. Some of my favorite memories of my boys are when they were running cross country in high school. I loved the excitement, the smell of the grass, running to the 1 mile marker. Waiting, and gasping when they came by at the 5:40 mark. Then there were the photos, the many friends they made. What an underrated sport. Thanks for sharing emoticon
    893 days ago
    Like you, I am online far less, and accomplishing much more. Haven't blogged in a few weeks, but making a break from that too. .....( I just now spotted that you had written a blog yesterday so that's why I am late in reading ).
    Glad you are enjoying October and time with your kids and like you say yes it really does go fast and then they are adults ..... emoticon

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    What an awesome blog. emoticon
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    I Love your blog! Everything you said is so true. I'm all for a social media fast, lets go and enjoy this colorful display! Thank you for sharing! Have a Terrific Tuesday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    894 days ago
    I love the fall too, however living in Houston does not offer the cool colors we see up north. I headed to the Smokey Mountain TODAY to take in fall in all it's glory.
    894 days ago
    Enjoy the great weather.
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    You gave me something important to think about! I will start timing how much time I spend on social media and in front of the computer. That's very important for me too so emoticon emoticon
    894 days ago
    You sound like you are happy with everything. I know I am that way myself
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    Sounds like you are doing great! I wish I could be outdoors that much!
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    Just returned home from the gym myself. Good going! Keep living out the Spark life. Enjoy your time with your children. It's precious. emoticon
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    I need to give myself a social media break. Sounds wonderful!
    894 days ago
    For sure living out the sparks life is what is important! Glad you're enjoying the beatiful Fall. Me too.
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