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Summertime Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Checked out a cool museum today called the Cross Orchard Farms with my family... and was able to find some scavenger items. I was able to get a picture of a few, but will have to just mention the others.


Sun Glasses:
LOVE to where them daily in the summer!

Sprinkler.... I lovingly call it our "rainbow" sprinkler: Should have grabbed a picture of it, but was cooking dinner instead. LOL
Kiddos were running through it this evening!

Garage Sale:
We actually had one on Friday! It was time to definitely get rid of things! I took a picture of our yard sale, but I can't seem to find it in my camera for some reason.

My absolute favorite meal during the summer! Enjoyed one yesterday evening.

Picnic Table:
The museum had a few picnic tables to enjoy a nice meal after checking out the farm museum.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/23/2014 5:35PM

    Great pictures! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 6/22/2014 4:42PM

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend,

God bless,


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GEMLADYONE 6/22/2014 10:15AM

    very nice...images of summer, cool!

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CIPHER1971 6/22/2014 9:40AM

    Lovely pictures, enjoy your weekend

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REALITYCHECK86 6/22/2014 1:53AM

    Summer sprinkler time! Awesome. emoticon emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/22/2014 1:41AM

    I had to look in my dictionary to find what a scavenger hunt was and I have to admit I am still not sure... (being swedish)

Envy your garage sale, donīt have the energy to organise ione...

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PRAIRIECROCUS 6/22/2014 1:00AM

    emoticon photos !

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ZRIE014 6/22/2014 12:25AM

  have a great weekend

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Be Encouraged....

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

LOVE this!
"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.
So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great." {So just focus, and keep aiming!}

SO true!

CHANGE it up! emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/22/2014 1:38AM

    Loved the one with the arrow!

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JAIZWAYS 6/5/2014 10:20PM

    Just what I needed emoticon


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BABY_GIRL69 6/4/2014 5:52PM

    Thank you so much for this blog!! Greatly needed!

God bless & you be encouraged as well....


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CIPHER1971 6/4/2014 5:04PM


Thanks for sharing

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LADYOLIVER 6/4/2014 3:29PM

    emoticon for sharing timely.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/4/2014 3:25PM

    I really enjoyed these. The first one reminds me of something I said to you on today's chat thread. I'll keep this one in mind for the (near) future. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/5/2014 9:12:59 AM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/4/2014 1:57PM

    Launch me, please! emoticon

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SHARE your success...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One of my emoticons posed this question in one of my team threads: AND--I am very curious to hear YOUR responses to this. I have been tweaking my program for the past couple of months. Just like my sparkfriend, I am working on finding the right combination for ME, however, I would LOVE to hear about what works for YOU!

emoticon QOTD (Question of the day): emoticon

Whether you are trying to lose weight, or if you are in maintenance mode, what things are you doing now or have done in the past to help you lose weight? Any suggestions, ideas or experiences you would like to share would be appreciated.

**NOTE- I know that each one of us are different, and what works for some, may not work for others. However, sometimes taking pieces of each other's successes helps us find things that work in our own healthy journeys!


emoticon LET'S HAVE A SUCCESS emoticon!! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 5/29/2014 11:36AM

    I find that I have to change things up every few months. That might mean a different mix of foods, a new exercise, or a new focus. Currently I am:

Eating 1200-1500 calories a day
40/30/30 carbs, fats, proteins
Carb, essential fat, protein at each meal
2-3 small snacks a day
Approx. 30 grams of fiber
Approx 1500 mg of sodium

I track all my food every day and I get well over 400 minutes of exercise a week.

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MELNJAY3 5/28/2014 8:51AM

    Making sure I eat breakfast every morning and making sure I exercise every day.

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JAIZWAYS 5/28/2014 1:03AM

    Eating regularly - about every 3-4 hours. That way I am never hungry.

Also I always eat from 3 food groups and ALWAYS some protein.

Hope these help. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 5/27/2014 6:51PM

    I've been in maintenance for a few years now, and one thing I have learned is that it takes as much dedication as losing weight does. One of the keys to that is being open to change, sometimes, things stop working, or don't work as well as they use to for me, so I have to occasionally tweak my program and make adjustments.

I've had health problems come up in that time too; a recurrence of cancer and a diagnosis of gastroparesis, but I didn't let those things derail me. I did my research, (including learning what other Sparkers with my conditions coped) and found ways to work around my issues.

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CIPHER1971 5/27/2014 5:33PM

    Reducing my carbs - not low carb per say, but eating at least one meal per day without rice, bread, potatoes etc

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Playing it SMART!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

emoticon I will drink 8-10 glasses of water daily!

emoticon I will hike at least once a week!

emoticon emoticon I will walk/run twice a week!

emoticon emoticon I will continue with my P90X/Insanity workout daily, including my REST day!

emoticon I will continue on working towards clean eating daily.

emoticon I will NOT let the scale get me down, it is just a TOOL!

Fitness TESTS:
One mile walk: I usually like to do a run, but since I had hiked 2.92 miles today, my knees were NOT up to running. I walked instead for a time of 15:05, I don't think this is my BEST time, but it's definitely not my worst time either.
1 minute push-up test: I haven't been as strong on my ST lately, so I decided to do these on my knees, and were able to get 25 done in a minute. I think I may for myself, also try the test on my toes, and compare that as well later in the round.
1 minute crunch test: I know I have done better on this test in the past, but since I have been slacking in the ST department, it wasn't as good today. I was able to get 35 done in a minute.
3 minute step test: I was pretty tired when I started this one because I had previously done the hike, the mile test, pushups and crunches. I did continuously step up at a pretty consistent pace, but my heart rate was fairly low which is actually unusual for me. I think, just for myself, I may try this test again later this week when I am not so tired, and check my heart rate to compare

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FUNGIRL81005 5/7/2014 1:26PM

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    Love your goals, especially the last one! So important to remember!

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SUSANELAINE1956 5/6/2014 2:45PM

    Great job on the goals and fitness test. emoticon

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EMSSBEARS 5/6/2014 10:13AM

    Great job

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JILLYBEAN25 5/6/2014 2:09AM

    emoticon love the goals!

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CIPHER1971 5/6/2014 1:44AM

    Great goals, and you have a base line now for fitness.

a mile in 15 is great and impressive pushups.

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1st Hike of the season!

Friday, March 21, 2014

YAY I really needed this!! Just needed some time by myself, listening to music, and enjoying the beautiful scenery!

My kids are off for 2 weeks for Spring Break, I know ONE thing will be doing. Here's to hoping I don't hear any complaints. emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 3/23/2014 12:47AM

  lovely pictures. warm weather is on the way.

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PKCTTS 3/22/2014 12:05PM

    Looks great - can't quite place it. Where were you hiking?

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KALTSCHWAGER 3/22/2014 1:56AM

    Awesome! Where is that? It's beautiful! Enjoy it, we still have too much snow where I am in Montana. I'm ready to get out!

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ETTEZEUS 3/22/2014 12:00AM

    I'm green with envy!

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MICHIGANLORI 3/21/2014 6:09PM

    I'm so jealous. I would love to hike in the mountains.

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03191952 3/21/2014 5:58PM

  feels great doesn't, we all need time 'alone', smile

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ARNETTELEE 3/21/2014 5:46PM

  Have fun!

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