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    EJOY-EVELYN   300,120
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A Celebration of Life and Goals (photo journal)!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Iím walking a fine line with a good emphasis on quantity of fitness minutes for the Teddy Bear Team while eating a little too often at the high-end of my calorie range. In the month (30 days) since my last blog, the Summer 5% Challenge reminds me to incorporate all the healthy living habits. I enjoy a smaller plate for most of my meals, and continue to track my food and fitness enjoying breakfast, water, freggies, and fiber -- all great elements of healthy living.

emoticon FAITH: Spend 15 minutes daily in the study of Godís word, knit two or three prayer shawls with each 5% challenge (8-12 wks), and honor God by making faith an active verb. I am blessed to have many fine people and SparkFriends who I should imitate. I get to relax at my cousin's home and make progress on my knitting.

Ecclesiastes 10:18: If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks. From Hebrews 6:12: W e do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

emoticon FAMILY and FRIENDS: Spend quality time (be present) with family and friends weekly. Listen better. Contribute heartily to the weekly healthy living challenges (daily participation with very good numbers). Photo key: See my Dad weekly and dine with cousins (#1-3), husband at Amnicon Falls (#4), Best People at home for dinner (#5), studentís Mom in Sri Lanka mailed me a purple tunic I wore to church last Sunday (#6), Festival day with friends (#7-8), and student from China enjoying my falls (#9-11)

emoticon FOOD: Maintain a healthy BMI . Daily: Track, eat six or more freggies, drink 12+ waters, meet 4-7 recommend levels of: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium. Photo Key:: Onion rings (#1), Thai food (#2), and Kale and Rhubarb Confetti Salad (#3) when shared, can fit into a recommended calorie range. Dr Oz recommends a high protein (egg) breakfast for people who store fat in the belly area. I often make an egg sandwich or wrap with yogurt and berries (4).

emoticon FITNESS: Track and average 60+ minutes daily. Sleep 7-9 hrs a night six days a week. Photo Key: Walk the Osaugie Trail (#1-4); visit the beach with friends (#5-6) walking two miles barefoot (I donít walk barefoot); and walk the trail to at Amnicon to Snake Pit Falls (#7).

emoticon FUN: Do something fun at least three times weekly. By now, many of you know that I tend to find joy just about everything I photograph. Joyce Meyer brings a little clarify into where we find joy: ďEnjoying doesn't mean we live like we're on vacation but having grace to enjoy ordinary everyday life and to celebrate that - to find God in the midst of it and He is what makes the ordinary very special.Ē Photo Key: Amnicon Falls (#1-2), Pattison Park (#3), Home critters (#4), butterfly outside Dreamland (#5), and an old shack east of Ashland (#6)

Have a great week as our 5% team concentrates on a little more slumber as our Living The Good Life challenge. Proverbs 24:33: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to restó

May you enjoy and celebrate the life you live.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 8/31/2012 7:49AM

    Awhhh my sweet friend I always revel in your beautiful blogs and pics. You DO live the GOOD life and I am always so very inspired by how much you radiate that joy. You are so supportive of your sparkling friends and we ALL just love you to the moon and back!

I'm SO mad at myself that I didn't realize you were so close to me here in SW fact it bums me out to the ninth degree.

But next time my dear time!


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OLDERDANDRT 7/16/2012 12:47PM

    emoticon And lovely pictures, I might add! emoticon

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 7/16/2012 3:33AM

    What a beautiful blog with beautiful photographs! Thankyou for sharing and letting me walk through your journey of your celebration of life, faith, friends, family and fitness it was beautiful and a blessing to me.

Congratulations on celebrating your 1 year anniversary of losing 100 pounds. What a hug accomplishment and to maintain it is even bigger!!! Thank you for being such an inspiring Spark friend and Teddy Bear!!!


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YIWEN39 7/12/2012 11:48AM

    Beautiful blog, beautiful pics and beautiful goals :-)

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CHRISBEM 7/12/2012 10:33AM

    I like the bible quotes - good ones to remind that weight is something we have to work at.

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GARDENCHRIS 7/12/2012 6:24AM

    very nice! love the falls!

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MARTHAWILL 7/11/2012 6:30PM

    Again, I really enjoyed reading your blog and photos - always so well written and inspirational. You continue to look amazing and seem to enjoy life so very much. You go!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/10/2012 10:20PM

    Beautiful Photos! You put a new meaning to Living the good life! Filled with so much faith, family, friendship, food, and fitness! Love your photo blogs! You have the most beautiful places to enjoy your fitness min outside!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/10/2012 7:27PM

    Looking beautiful, Evelyn! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 7/10/2012 6:00PM

    Love that you love life and the photos are beautiful and do like the purple top you were given. Purple is my fav colour.
Enjoy the challenge!

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GINGER_BEAR 7/10/2012 5:38PM

    Wonderful blog! emoticon

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SPARKYCARLEY 7/10/2012 5:31PM

    Your life looks to be so much fun! I love your photos. I also love, what I assume is your living room. lol Especially the wall unit with all the books. Keep up the good work. You are very inspirational. Many blessings to you. HUGS.

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THOMS1 7/10/2012 3:02PM

    emoticon Good blog and some great pics. emoticon

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JAZZEJR 7/10/2012 2:07PM

    Boy, are you ever good at accomplishing your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 7/10/2012 1:34PM

  Sounds like a well rounded life plan

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