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Baseball Crafts Day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I had a fun day with friends! Being from the suburbs of St. Louis, I am a big Cardinal fan. I'm heading to Chicago next month for 2 Cardinal ~ Cubs games with a bus load of Cardinal fans. So I had a Cardinal crafts day today! We're going to get all 'blinged out' as we support our St. Louis Cardinals! We made baseball bracelets and baseball flip flops, too. So cute!



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Have a happy, healthy week my Spark friends!

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 8/25/2014 9:26PM

    I love it, it seems like you girls had lots of fun. I really love those flip flops.

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BABYSOX 8/25/2014 6:11AM

    Looks like it was a fun day. Very creative.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/25/2014 12:45AM

    Cute ideas! Have fun at the game!!

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LAURELSPARK 8/24/2014 11:24PM

    Great ideas! Have a great time at the game...........sounds like a lot of fun.

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BMCC488 8/24/2014 10:09PM

    Those look awesome! I hope you enjoy your games!

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LUCYCAN7 8/24/2014 6:24PM

  What a great craft!Thanks so much for sharing.I love to do crafts and sew.
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A Fun Walk

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Last night was my first blacklight walk and was it fun! All in the name of charity, too! The pre-party provided some glow powder and glow gear while listening to some warm up music and motivation from the DJ. There were over 3,000 people there, some decked out in their funky glow gear. It was fun to people watch. The run/walk started at sunset, and they had great music blaring all along the route. There were a few stations where we got sprinkled with glow powder for the blacklight afterparty. It was supposedly a 3 mile course, but the starting line was a bit of a walk from the pre-party stage, and the bathrooms and parking lot added on more steps. I logged 13,380 steps / 7.2 miles yesterday! My little feet were yelping when I got home late last night from the after glow party! A Blacklight Run ~ what a fun thing to do!


  
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MWESTICH 8/5/2014 8:44AM

    That sounds really cool. I have never heard of it before. I am glad you were able to do it.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/3/2014 11:45PM

    Looks like lots of fun!! And lots of great exercise!! emoticon emoticon

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LAURIEMN 8/3/2014 8:34PM

    That looks like it was a great time! Our school is having a glow run as a fund raiser this fall. So proud of all the steps you took yesterday! I need to catch up!

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BABYSOX 8/3/2014 5:42PM

    That looks like it was a lot of fun. Great step count!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/3/2014 4:58PM

    Does sound fun, I would love to do something like this, hope you have a relaxing day emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 8/3/2014 4:47PM

  I sure hope your feet are feeling better today!!!Sounded like great fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN_D 8/3/2014 4:37PM

    Sounds like a fun way to get exercise and help in the community at the same time.

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PICKIE98 8/3/2014 4:29PM

    What a great night!! Great way to REALLY get in lots of those steps!! Your feet will thank you for it later!!

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CHARITYAK 8/3/2014 4:25PM

    Oh that sounds like so much fun! I'd love to see something like that in Alaska but it'd be too cold in the winter and it doesn't get dark in the summer! LOL!

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BMCC488 8/3/2014 4:11PM

    That sounds awesome and so much fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself. It seems like it was probably well worth the foot pain but I hope your feet are feeling better today.

Also thanks for posting! I looked it up and think I will try it next year. I can't afford it this year because the closest one is in less than two weeks, but now that I know about this type of walk/run, I have placed it in my 2015 goals.

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Beach Walking

Sunday, July 20, 2014

After a smooth flight from St. Louis to San Diego, I headed to the beach with my sister and bil for a sand sculpture competition. We saw some incredible sculptures and I made my 6,000+ steps including lots of sand walking. It's great to spend time with Dianne, Denny and my nephew Doug. A good day!

  
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SAPHRAEL 7/24/2014 6:24PM

    Hooray for beach walking!
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LAURIEMN 7/21/2014 10:16AM

    Sounds like a great start to your trip! Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  Glad to hear you had a safe flight. emoticon emoticon

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BMCC488 7/20/2014 8:14AM

    Beach walking is the best!

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LAURELSPARK 7/20/2014 7:13AM

    Have a blast!

Does your sister live in San Diego? I have one sister living in SD County and another living about an hour north of LA. We usually get out there every year.....great walking beaches!

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(Oops.......can't go to CA without having a burger and shake from Ruby"s.)

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BABYSOX 7/20/2014 6:31AM

    That sounds like a great way to get in your exercise. Good for you!

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California Bound

Friday, July 18, 2014

As some may know, my sister had a stroke in May that left her unable to speak or swallow. About 1900 miles separate us ~ she lives in CA and I am in MO. Since she was in the hospital and then rehab, I felt I'd wait to see her till she got home. She's amazingly determined to get back to where she was before her stroke....and she's definitely on her way! She's been home for several weeks now, with a feeding tube, and receiving therapy at home. I am SO very proud of her. She is now able to speak and is even getting some inflection back to her voice. Her swallowing is improving little by little. Just got great news a few days ago ~ she is able to swallow soft foods and is not using her feeding tube at this time! Next week, she'll have a swallow test that will determine if she can have the tube removed. She has the most difficulty with water ~ I guess because of the consistency ~ so has to use a teaspoon. Wow!

emoticon I'm California bound tomorrow! So excited to spend some time with my sister and brother-in-law. My nephew lives a few hours away from them and he's coming down for the weekend, too. It'll be great to see him.

I hope to get some walks in while I'm there ~ they live just 4 miles from the ocean ~ so I know some will be done on the beach! How's that for incentive to walk! My focus will be on spending time with my sister though, so that will be my guide to how my days are spent. I'm hoping to get some good seafood while I'm there for sure! Not sure how much I'll be able to check in to Spark ~ hopefully every day.

Have a happy, healthy weekend!
Susie

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 7/18/2014 11:24PM

    Susie, I'm truly stoked to hear about your sisters progress. It does my heart good to hear some good news. Have a wonderful trip and don't worry about getting on spark while out there with your family, we will be right here when you get back.

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Give your sister a big hug and just know that we will continue to pray for you and your family.

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BABYSOX 7/18/2014 4:32PM

    Have a wonderful visit with your sister. Our health is so important to us, we need to value it highly.

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BMCC488 7/18/2014 2:11PM

    Wow that's great that your sister is determined and working at a great pace to getting back to normal. It's the determination that's most important in those situation. My stepdad had a stroke 11 years ago, but not quite to that extent. He still has difficulty walking around with a cane. I think he didn't have as much luck as some with rehab though. It sounds like your sister is making great strides and it'll be good for both of you to be able to visit with one another! Have fun :)

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WORLDSERIES11 7/18/2014 12:49PM

    Have a safe trip!! And a wonderful time with your sister, so glad that her recovery is going well! The beaches here are beautiful, so happy walking-when you can!
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LAURIEMN 7/18/2014 11:45AM

    Here's hoping you have a wonderful trip! Your sister is a living miracle. I know how important your family is to you. Live in the moment with your loving family, enjoy every day you are there! Sending some extra hugs for you to throw in the suitcase for all of them! We can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back!

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LUCYCAN7 7/18/2014 11:03AM

  Totally great news about your Sister!!!Sisters are Special.Hope you
have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your Sister.We are never
promised a tomorrow.You both wil be in my thoughts and prayers.
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That Didn't Work!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So I learned something about myself. I still need to go overboard with my planning! (reference to my last blog) I did so much better when I planned my meals, AND wrote down my daily plan for fitness. That is such a helpful tool for me. I also realize how much more I enjoy a meal I actually make rather than just grabbing a can of something and some chips! Not healthy and doesn't satisfy me either. The fast-food I've had recently left me with the same result. The flavor wasn't as good and had me craving more food. When will I learn?

I'm so happy to be back in touch with my Spark friends, and have been friended by some newbies as well. Here's hoping we can help one another on this lifelong journey to good health.
Commit and carry through once more!
Susie

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 7/16/2014 4:07PM

    Susie, It looks like you have found out what works for you and so all you have to do is take one day at time until you're back on track consistently.

I feel the same way about fast food that's why I rarely eat out anymore.

What I have been doing is taking one day at a time. I am back on track and It feels good.

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MIAMEOWS 7/16/2014 8:52AM

    Hurray for Newbie Friends!!!

I also do much better when I plan. I make lists throughout the week for groceries, and then each night we decide: is tomorrow leftovers? or do we take something out of the freezer? Then I can plan my day "I'm have xyz for dinner, so I can eat "abc" for lunch". It really helps. Also making sure I have room for dessert! Very important!

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BABYSOX 7/16/2014 6:01AM

    I am always more successful when I plan. Finding a balance between planning for success but not over planning and feeling to inflexible is the key I struggle to find.
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SAPHRAEL 7/15/2014 11:46PM

    Maybe you needed to try it out to show yourself what works. It's all progress, baby! Way to go!

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BMCC488 7/15/2014 9:57PM

    Live and learn, trial and error. Sometimes it's important to remember those two things. Glad you're back to planning! It really does help a lot.

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LUCYCAN7 7/15/2014 9:41PM

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LAURIEMN 7/15/2014 9:17PM

    I'm back to planning and keeping track with you, Susie! We keep learning about ourselves and finding what works for each of us. Tomorrow is a new day and a fresh start!

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