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Camp WannabeFit Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 20, 2014

As a part of Camp WannabeFit's Kickoff to Summer Party we are doing a Scavenger Hunt. I will be adding pictures as I find them.

Here is a list of what I must find:
Strawberries - Found
Sunglasses - Found
BBQ Grill - Found
Flower - Found
Suntan lotion - Found
Sprinkler - Found
Robin - Found
Paper plates - Found
Corn on the cob - Found
Watermelon - Found
Flip flops - Found
Water bottle - Found
Watering can- Found
Adirondack chair - Found
Salad - Found
Farmers market sign - Found
Walkers/Runners - Found
Mosquito - Found
Motorcycle - Found
Garage Sale sign - Found
Bicyclists - Found
Butterfly - Found
Picnic table - Found
Ice cream cone - Found
Swimming pool - Found

Fresh from the freezer ;-)

Dahlia's in my garden

An Adirondack chair in our neighborhood playground

A picnic table in our neighborhood playground

Our local farmers market that just happens to be on Thursdays

My sandals

Yup, that's our grill under there

My watering can though I normally drag out the hose

Our sprinkler, thankfully we've had enough rain and the sprinkler is gathering dust

Never leave home without one of these

My bicycle

From the Fall, I opened my drapes one morning and this is what I saw

Can't go the Summer without any

If I didn't wear prescription sunglasses…

My hubby happily helping me find my Scavenger Hunt items, LOL!

It's not a pretty salad but it tasted good

I almost gave up finding a sign and spotted this one

Hubby enjoyed helping me find this one ;-)

I haven't seen a mosquito yet this year but this guy was gracious enough to pose for me

My hubby on our brand new bike, ready to leave the dealership today

A robin posing for me

The pool at my gym

Had to go to the grocery store for this one

Another grocery store pic

A stranger obliging me for my last Scavenger Hunt item

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JO88BAKO 6/23/2014 6:31PM

    Cool pics, love the flip flops!!!

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PKCTTS 6/22/2014 11:02AM

    Hope you have plans to get out for a ride today.

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GLASSART43 6/22/2014 12:54AM

    These are great, Dar. The new bike looks fantastic.

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    Huge smile maker! emoticon I am so happy for you both! emoticon ZOOMZOOM!

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MATHGURL 6/21/2014 3:08PM

    emoticon Wow! Cool Motorcycle! My DH was my helper also. I'm not sure I could watch him eat the ice cream cone tho'.

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MICYWALTON 6/21/2014 10:21AM

    Awesome!! Good work, Cappie! emoticon

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Camp Wannabefit - a new Spark Team, check it out!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hi friends. I want to let you know about a project a few of us have been working on for a couple months. We have selfishly combined what we think are the best parts of a few challenges we've participated in here on Spark. (So, thank you to all those great teams for the ideas.) And have built a challenge that is exactly what we want to be doing. LOL

We have found that it is a concept that others love too. The team is about 2/3 full without going public. But we are still looking for some friends (both those we know and new ones) to join us. I'm just going to post the "Welcome" post here. It does a good job of describing the challenge. If it sounds like something you'd like to be part of, Sparkmail me and I'll send you an invitation.

" We are a group of Sparkers that decided we want to move beyond weekly weigh ins and weekly challenges built by someone else. We know that pounds are not the only way to measure success. We need the flexibility of taking Tuesday off from exercise some weeks and don’t want to feel guilty about it. We know what works for us, what our time constraints are and what we enjoy doing.

We enjoy hanging out with an active team; we need the support and the fun. We are also just a bit competitive and appreciate the fact that having a team depending on us can push us to work just a little bit harder.

With those things in mind, we put together this team. Camp Wannabefit consists of several challenges in the form of camp activities. There are a variety of exercise activities for you to choose from that range from beginner to seasoned athlete in difficulty. You have several nutrition options as well. Then we threw in some of what we call Life Style activities so that you can work on everything from organizational skills, to getting that stack of books read, to doing some writing and self-reflection.

You will have the ability to build your own challenge each week or build your perfect week once and then just get it done. The activities are lead by folks with experience in their subjects. So, if, for instance you want to become a runner – we have a great camp counselor all lined up for you with a plan for meeting your running goals. Want to get your Ooommm on - we have yoga covered too. Cycling, Strength Training . . . yep, we have them.

Traveling this week? Cut back on your camp commitments . Need to get ready for an event? Hit it hard. Have a race this week - you won’t lose points for needing to load up on those carbs. In maintenance? Take a simple Healthy Habits challenge and then join the book club or work on some other life challenge.

Each activity has a point value – that’s where the challenge comes in. You will be part of a team that is counting on you to rack up those points each week. Bragging rights are a wonderful thing!!

Space is limited, but we are an ongoing challenge, so as folks move on to other things, we will fill their space with folks from our wait list.

The challenge will officially begin on Sunday, April 13th, but we will invite you to camp ahead of that date so that you can get settled in. Hope to see you there."

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MAGGIEVAN 5/15/2014 3:56PM

    I would like to know more about those challenges. It is sounding to me that it is still very full on.

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HILLRUNNER 4/12/2014 10:39AM

    All the best with you endeavour!!! I know it will be awesome! emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/22/2014 9:24PM

    I have sent you a S'mail. Thank you!

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MARMAERT 3/15/2014 4:34PM

    this sounds like a good idea for me. please send me an invite to join this challenge! thanks!

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LILYGAL 3/12/2014 3:19PM

    I'm very interested in this! I will SPmail you.

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Stopping Holiday Gain

Monday, December 16, 2013

For this weekend's challenge we are to post a blog on how we will be stopping the dreaded Holiday Gain this year.

I plan on sticking to Dolvett's 3-1-2-1 Diet Plan, eating clean for 3 days, 1 cheat day (sticking to the high end of my calorie range and not overdoing it), 2 days of eating clean and 1 more cheat day. I also plan on incorporating his 48-minute exercise routine to keep torching those calories.

If I run into trouble I will text my friends for support and to stay accountable. I made it through last Christmas without a gain and I know I can do it again!

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SHERREE66 12/17/2013 8:06AM

    That sounds like a great plan! I'll that a try too. Need to make sure that Christmas Eve falls on a cheat day though emoticon

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MICHIGANLORI 12/16/2013 4:48PM

    Text away....

Now put down the chocolate bar! emoticon

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MRSP90X 12/16/2013 2:44PM

    Looks like a winning plan!!
have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas Dar!!!!!

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MICYWALTON 12/16/2013 1:35PM

    OOOHHH! I like that that's one of the coaches on the Biggest Loser?

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!! Hope you get everything you wanted this year! emoticon emoticon

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NAN111 12/16/2013 1:18PM

    Seems like a great plan! I've seen him on the BL, but didn't know he had a plan/book. It makes a lot of sense. emoticon

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How I've weathered the ups and downs

Monday, August 19, 2013

I was not an overweight kid until I reached my early teens. I grew up on tv dinners and snack food. My Mom worked two jobs and was not a big cook so she would fill the pantry with cookies and snacks. The weight piled on over the years though I never felt fat or uncomfortable. The year before I got my drivers license I started walking everywhere and the weight came off. I stayed slim and discovered I enjoyed exercise though my food habits didn't get much better.

I never had any real problems with my weight until I was in my late 30's and knew it was time to get serious about my food. I tried many diets over the years and my weight went up and down. After reaching an all time high I joined Jenny Craig and that was my ticket to success. I've kept mostly within 5 lbs of the weight I loss 5 years ago but it's always a battle to stay there.

This is a life long journey for me that I don't have any choice in, I will not let my body suffer with the extra weight and I will continue to eat clean and exercise every day, every week, there are no "breaks" in health.

I will emoticon

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HARRINGTON5 9/20/2013 12:24PM

    I love your attitude. This has been a life-long problem for me too and I know I have to continue to work on it. When I injured my knee, I couldn't run and the weight started piling on again. Although my knee isn't much better, I have been walking a lot and using the stationary bike. (both hurt, but I can stand it) So, I am making some progress and starting to write down everything I eat again. I can't do a lot of exercise so I don't know if I will really be able to do a BLC round but I am still hanging in there.

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LRSILVER 8/23/2013 7:00AM

    So true. Thanks

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SANDLADY48 8/21/2013 5:18PM

    Losing is hard, maintaining is harder. Congrats and keep up the fight!

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DEE797 8/20/2013 9:17PM

    Terrific blog. Congrats on maintaining! You are an inspiration to me. emoticon

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LIS193 8/20/2013 10:32AM

    Great blog!

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MAGGIEVAN 8/19/2013 11:47PM

    Great blog. I agree with the "no breaks" in health and I absolutely loath the expression of falling off the wagon, as if it is something out "there". You are still an inspiration to me!

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Silver Spy Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 27, 2013

We've had a wonderful time touring North Myrtle Beach SC, Mountain Lakes NJ, Narragansett RI, Plymouth MA and Plainville MA. Here are my memento's of our visit along the beautiful beaches we've visited.

and look what else I found!

Thanks ladies for sharing your towns and homes with us!

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SANDLADY48 4/29/2013 12:38AM

    Very nice shells and sea horse! Good job.

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BABIESTEPS 4/28/2013 9:28AM

    Nice! I'm enjoying reading about everyone's hometown. The road trip was a great idea!

Comment edited on: 4/28/2013 9:32:22 AM

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MAGGIEVAN 4/28/2013 2:14AM

    Very pretty! When are you reaching my shore?

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LCDM83 4/27/2013 4:52PM

    Fun! Did you get to go shopping? :)

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MELTEAGUE 4/27/2013 11:26AM

    so pretty, I love shells!

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