Monday, December 29, 2014

Can I Lose Weight Without Exercise? {Weight Loss Questions & Answers}

Welcome to a new series I will be sharing on my blog for 2015. I've been trying to come up with a fancy name but the questions will all be about weight loss. So to keep it super simple I'll just call it "Weight Loss Questions & Answers".... what do you think of that name? 

A quick background on me so you know who is answering these questions. I'm Susie and this is my blog. I started way back in 2006 posting and sharing recipes. Since March 2012 I took on a healthier lifestyle journey to walk off my weight. I was 140 pounds over weight according to the top of the doctor chart and the weight was still pilling on. I pretty much had myself convinced that I had a thyroid issue because that was the buzz word I picked up from TV, books, magazines, friends, etc. Well guess what? My thyroid was fine. What wasn't fine was my scary high blood pressure, blood sugar levels fluctuating on diabetes, other aches & pains and over all sluggishness. At that point I was 42 and had been a yo-yo dieter since a little kid. All that "dieting" ever got me was more and more weight on the scale. 

So 2012 I began my journey of walking off my weight and changing my eating habits by cutting my bad food intake in half and increasing good food. From there I joined classes at my gym and dropping pounds, slowly. I decided that every day was going to be my game and journey and I was in this for a change of a lifetime. For over 2 3/4 years I have learned a lot about weight loss, exercise and more. People ask me all the time how I have been dropping the pounds. When I tell them that I use the exercise diet they do not believe me and walk away. There is something about exercise that freaks people out. Deep down we all would rather not exercise to erase years and years of accumulated fat. 

So speed it up to current times! I'm at my 100 pound weight loss with 40 more to do to hit the top of my weight goal. As I get closer to that goal I have realized that number doesn't mean a thing anymore. For some reason I thought that number was the do or die to get to. It isn't true anymore. Because I exercise I have a lot of muscle mass and that number might not even look right on me when I get closer. So honestly I do not focus on that number at all. Right now I am focusing on my clothes that I'm currently wearing and getting down at least 3-5 more in pant sizes and stay there. For women we know that there is a range because all the pants are different sized. So I have that goal for 2015. 

I've blogged about my healthier lifestyle journey as I have had time. I also share on Facebook and in my personal life. Click any of the links below to read more. I want to help you make a goal for 2015. Will you let me help you? Get in touch with me by leaving a comment, emailing me at maketimebb@gmail.com or join my 2 main pages on Facebook. From Facebook you can message me or leave a comment on any of the topic. I can help you! 

I will be posing these {Weight Loss Questions & Answers} as they come up. So check in frequently. You can also join my {Weight Loss Questions & Answers} mailing list and I will send out mailings about once a month or so.  The new mailing list will include healthy tips, healthier recipes and more! Guess what? It is free to join, too!




NOW ON TO Question #1 Can I Lose Weight Without Exercise?

This question comes up all the time with friends who do not go to my gym. The gym people know the answer and that is why they are there working out. The answer isn't easy but here it goes. 

ANSWER:
Yes you can have a weight loss without exercise. Did you know that on average weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% how you burn your calories? So saying this then yes you can drop pounds by changing your eating plan. I can tell you that at the beginning of my journey I chose to cut my bad food in half and increase more fruits and veggies. This worked for me because over time I was eating less and less of that bad food and started eating more and more fresh and healthy foods. This worked because I was also burning calories at the gym. Over time I've had to make other dietary changes to keep the weight coming off. Currently I'm using the 21 Day Fix food portion containers & plan to take me to my goal.

So yes you can change your eating habits and drop pounds but that isn't the full picture. You will need to burn calories to get more weight to come off and to change your seditentary lifestyle. If you are on your feet or moving all day with your job, that isn't exercise. Exercise involves at least 20 minutes of heart raising movements daily. Your walking the halls at school, the office or at the Dr. clinic is not exercise. 


I will NOT just answer questions without giving you my suggestions. I'm also a health coach and will always share with you what I currently think is the best product related to the question being asked. To get my full opinion on something and to custom find a plan that will work for you, please email me at maketimeBB@gmail.com , subscribe to my new mailing list and join my other health groups. From there I can help you make your goals right now. Don't wait any longer to get started. 

If you are wanting to get your eating under control which is that 80% of weight loss then please please please consider purchasing the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan & Exercise Plan. This program is through BeachBody and it is serious. I have this program and my husband has loss over 20 pounds and serious inches the past 6 weeks using it. The program comes with containers to each you portion control and tells you how many containers to eat for each meal and for the day. I have started using the containers with my current routine as well and love how easy it is to know how much of what to eat. 




Click here to get the full scoop on the program, 21 Day Fix. If you do order it through me then I become your free health coach. I will be the one walking you through this program as much as you need me to.

10 Successful Weight Loss Tips:

1- Read more about 21 Day Fix and ordering information (ON SALE for January)
2- Make Time to Walk #MakeTime
3- Nutrition and Exercise Tips
4- How to Start Walking Tips #MakeTime 
5- Weight Loss Tips #MakeTime
6- Top 10 Healthy Changes to Make Today
7- Top 10 Ways to Make Exercise More Enjoyable #MakeTime
8- Follow my SusieQTpies Cafe for daily updates on Facebook
9- Join the Make Time Healthier Lifestyle Community on Facebook
10 - Join my FREE email list for at least 1-2 times a month updates on healthy living.



Why all the BUZZ on the 21 Day Fix Fitness and Nutrition Program {BeachBody}

If you are wanting to get your eating under control which is that 80% of weight loss then please please please consider purchasing the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan & Exercise Plan. This program is through BeachBody and it is serious. My husband & I have this program and he has loss over 20 pounds and serious inches the past 6 weeks using it and drinking Shakeology. The program comes with containers to teach you portion control and tells you how many containers to eat for each meal and for the day. I have started using the containers with my current routine as well and love how easy it is to know how much of what to eat. I'm an Independent BeachBody Coach and use this program! My own opinions and results are expressed here!


Before I give you the details on The 21 Day Fix here are some other important tips for you to investigate. If you are interested in the 21 Day Fix or 
If you can relate to any of this and want to be in a safe group with like minded people who are struggling then leave a comment with email contact, email me at beachbodysusie@gmail.com, follow me on Facebook as I have several online groups for you or I can work with you one on one online or locally. Together we fight back.


12 Successful Weight Loss Tips:

1- You are NOT Alone with your Body Image Struggles
2-  21 Day Fix - learn to eat what your body needs
3- Make Time to Walk #MakeTime
4- Nutrition and Exercise Tips
5- How to Start Walking Tips #MakeTime 
6- Weight Loss Tips #MakeTime
7- Top 10 Healthy Changes to Make Today
8- Top 10 Ways to Make Exercise More Enjoyable #MakeTime
9- Follow my SusieQTpies Cafe for daily updates on Facebook
10- Join the Make Time Healthier Lifestyle Community on Facebook
11 - Join my FREE email list for at least 1-2 times a month updates on healthy living. 



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    1. Upper Fix. Targeted resistance training helps shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs.
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    3. Total Body Cardio Fix. Keep your heart rate up and your metabolism revved high long after the workout is over. 
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    Your 21-day portion-control system
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    Green—Vegetables
    Purple—Fruit
    Red—Protein
    Yellow—Carbohydrates
    Blue—Healthy Fats and Cheese
    2 Orange—Seeds and Oils
    Shakeology® Shaker Cup—Drinks


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    Beachbody, LLC, is the owner of the 21 Day Fix, Beachbody, and Team Beachbody trademarks, and all related design, copyrights, and other intellectual property.
    Consult your physician and follow all safety instructions before beginning this or any exercise program and nutrition plan.
    Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition.
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    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    A Christmas Story Monopoly and Yahtzee Games for Families

    It is Christmas time which means time to watch A Christmas Story. This year we can watch the movie and then play games afterwards with the Monopoly and Yahtzee fan games! These would be great gift ideas for fans of the movie, too. So who would you buy these for? Enter the giveaway below.


    A Christmas Story

    Sponsored by USAopoly
    Hosted by A Medic's World

    Here we have it folks, you have a chance to win both the "A Christmas Story" Monopoly and Yahtzee Games in one Giveaway. One winner will win both. Curious on how they look and want to know more information? 

    Check out the full review done here, from the fantastic website A Medic's World. A handful of bloggers and A Medic's World is bringing this to you, and you have a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by, good luck, and have a great day.
    A Christmas Story
    Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will have 48 hours from winning email to respond, or a new winner will be selected. Participating Blogs were not compensated for this post, nor are responsible for prize delivery. USAopoly will deliver prizes. One entry per household.

    Who Loves Doctor Who and The Walking Day? {Gift Ideas}

    I don't know about you but I have several family and friends who love Doctor Who and The Walking Dead. If you need gift ideas for the fans of these shows then check out these Yahtzee game versions! Amazing, right? Check out the review and enter the below giveaway! 

    Doctor Who and The Walking Dead Yahtzee Game Giveaway



    Sponsored by USAopoly
    Hosted by A Medic's World

    Here we have it folks, you have a chance to win both the Doctor Who and The Walking Dead Yahtzee Game versions. One winner will win both. Curious on how they look and want to know more information? Check out the full review done here, from the fantastic website A Medic's World. A handful of bloggers and A Medic's World is bringing this to you, and you have a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by, good luck, and have a great day.
    Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will have 48 hours from winning email to respond, or a new winner will be selected. Participating Blogs were not compensated for this post, nor are responsible for prize delivery. USAopoly will deliver prizes. One entry per household.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Heart Healthy Holiday Advice from Mrs. Claus #IC #Sponsored

    Did you know that more than 80 million Americans are living with heart disease? Because of this fact, studies show that heart attacks increase over the holiday season. As I right this I know of 3 people who have had heart issues this week and one did not make it! This does not make for a happy holiday season. Do you or someone you love suffer from heart disease? I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DSM. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

    Did you know that after learning about this disease, Mrs. Claus took on a mission this holiday season. She decided that it is time for her and Santa to set a better example for all of us. Mrs. Claus made some changes to their lifestyle and is promoting heart health this holiday season.


    Some of the changes Mrs. Claus and Santa have made:


    • Eating more foods rich in omega-3s, vitamin D and E, Beta-Glucan
    • Taking nutritional supplements like fish oil and multivitamins
    • Leaving the unhealthy foods on the shelf at the store and eating more nutrient rich foods
    • Drinking fresh fruit & veggie smoothies for breakfast
    • Joining in the daily reindeer games which gives Santa a good workout
    • Choosing dark chocolate instead of chocolate chip cookies
    • Relaxing more and getting 8 hours of sleep
    • Adding in fortified soy milk and peanut butter made just with peanuts and added omega 3s
    Check out the Video Letter From Mrs. Claus


    Click over to ClausNutrition.com as it is a great resource throughout the holiday season for heart healthy tips and ways that you and your family can make little changes and additions to your lifestyle now and throughout the rest of the year. You can follow more about the Clause family on the DSM Website, Facebook and Twitter

    The holidays are not an easy time of the year to eat healthy. Every house Santa goes to he will get milk and cookies. Mrs. Claus is asking that you leave out fruits & veggies this year for Santa and the Reindeer. As you go to holiday parties, make wise choices. It is ok to have a few treats but know that you need to balance out the rest of your day with healthier, nutrition dense foods. These changes are for all year, not just the holidays.  

    Do you have any suggestions on eating healthy at the holidays? I'd love to know your heart healthy advice, too! 


    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Sharp AQUOS Crystal hits the U.S. Smartphone Market #SprintMom #Sponsored #MC

    Just when you thought the smartphone market couldn't get any more competition anew phone is ringing in to compete. You heard that right, Sharp has taken on the smartphone market to bring a phone that is full of perks to revolutionize the users mobile phone experience. Are you in need of a new Smartphone? I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review.


    This fall SoftBank and Sprint merged to bring the Sharp AQUOS Crystal smartphone to the United States. Sprint and its prepaid brands are the exclusive U.S. carrier of this groundbreaking phone. 

    The phone has a lot of our new, favorite features including:
    • Edge-to-edge 5" HD screen
    • Crystal clear, high quality picture quality
    • Less than 5 oz. in weight to make it extremely light to carry
    • Advanced photo features like "night catch" to get those clearer and brighter night time shots
    • Automatic photo taking when the camera recognizes a smile even before you push the camera button
    • High quality Wi-Fi calling sound
    • Harman Kardon's LiveStage with Clari-i Technology which gives a more lifelike headphone listening experience. This is really great for out and about music listening especially in the car, at the office party and at home in the kitchen while cooking dinner.

    The Sharp AQUOS Crystal is a handy phone which came installed with all the favorite Google applications. I of course use Google Maps, Google Search, Google Calendar, Google+ and YouTube the most. The maps are very easy and clear to see. I do love watching YouTube because of the edge-to-edge screen. It is totally amazing to have your full screen of your phone all available for use. 


    Have you heard of the new App Pass subscription service through U.S. Sprint? It is amazing! The services allows customers to access premium apps and games for just one low monthly fee. They know you will love it and even offer a 14 day trial subscription for you to try out. This should be part of all cell phone plans!

    If you are looking for something a little different in smartphones, do check out the new Sharp AQUOS Crystal phone! You will be amazed at how easy it is to use this phone and love the new features including that edge-to-edge screen!


    X Out Review #mc #sponsored

    I really do believe that my teens are busier these days then when I was a teen. My teens all were (are) enrolled full time in the local Community College for their last two years of high school. This has allowed them to get dual high school and college credit. Not only have they been away all day for school, they work and have other activities every day and on the weekends. How about your teens? Are they always on the go? I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for X Out. I received samples of X Out to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. 


    Our last teen at the Community College is also very involved in sports. As you know, sports means sweaty faces! This can cause a lot of breakouts if proper care isn't taken care of the skin. She has had issues with acne this year. She agreed to test out X Out which is a one-step acne treatment. The one step is great for the busy teen who doesn't want to remember to use 3 or 4 various products to just take care of the acne. X Out's one-step Wash-In Treatment has proven to be a powerful breakout fighting medicine that works at the pores to help kill the pimple causing bacteria while protecting the skin and moisturizing it along the way.

    My teen loves how easy this product is to use, how great it smells and how clean she feels after using it. You can check out X Out at their website and order your teen a bottle, too! Let her try it for herself! We also follow X Out on Facebook and Twitter. Follow along and see what all the teens are saying about X Out. 

    Stay tuned for a video on my teens love of X Out!

    Can you tell how much she loves X Out? She definitely has more confidence now that she has found a product that actually works on her skin. She has less breakouts with a product that takes very little time to use each day and no problem with dry, itchy skin. We will keep getting X Out for Emily as it seems to be the best product for her skin. If you are looking for a similar product for your teen, try X Out! 

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    My Tot Clock {Holiday Gift Guide for Kids}

    What do you get the kid who has everything? I love giving educational gifts for the kids. How about you? Here is a fun gift idea which is fun and educational! Check out the great review today and enter to win one! 

    mytotclockgiveaway

    Welcome to the My Tot Clock Holiday Giveaway
    Hosted by Gone Klippin’ Krazy and group of great bloggers!
    Sponsored by My Tot Clock
    This Giveaway Ends 12/20/14 11:59 PM EST

    If you have a toddler you know the importance of getting them on a good sleeping routine. When toddlers are tired they are grumpy and uncooperative. The My Tot Clock is a revolutionary clock that does so much more than just tell the time. This clock is recommended for children ages 2 and up. My Tot Clock helps our small children sleep better so you the parent can sleep better too. So how does this all work?

    The clock face will change colors which teaches our little one when to be asleep and when to be awake. The My Tot Clock is a bedtime clock, alarm clock, nightlight, has a time out timer, and an activity timer all in one. This clock will play music and read bedtime stories. Please read our whole review HERE.

    Your going to love the hours of fun and entertainment your child has playing on the Happyville Smart Mat. Check out our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. My Tot Clock is offering our readers a 10% discount just use code MomBlog10. You can purchase direct from White Dove Innovations at www.mytotclock.com for just $49.95. Each unit comes with the "Welcome to Children's Dreamland" Tot Clock Treasure, the "Night Sky" Faceplate, and AC Adapter.


    Visit My Tot Clock on Facebook HERE!
    You can join “My Tot Clock Fan Club” on Facebook HERE!
    Visit My Tot Clock on Twitter HERE!
    And now the exciting part…“My Tot Clock” has generously offered to sponsor a GIVEAWAY

    There will be 1 winner of a My Tot Clock! You can enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. Make sure you enter NOW and good luck!! OPEN US

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    Friday, December 12, 2014

    {Holiday Gift Guide} Couples Gift Idea

    What do you get your favorite couple for Christmas? I'm a huge fan of giving gift baskets for gifts but always forget about giving "couple gift"baskets. Do you like giving gift baskets? Do you give any for the holidays? Check out the below holiday gift giving basket idea and all the others they offer.

    lakeside collection catalog
    “Sponsored by The Lakeside Collection” Are you looking for a great gift option for a couple you love? I have been enjoying purchasing gifts from The Lakeside Collection Catalog for many years now. This Christmas I decided to think out of the box with one of their creative gift baskets.
     I was so excited to share the Crazy for Camo gift basket with my husband. As an avid outdoorsman, he was thrilled to see me enjoying some of his beloved camp.

    lakeside collection catalog
    Everyone has someone in their life with a camouflage compulsion! You can help feed that passion with a carefully curated gift pack. From head to toe, cloak this person — man or woman — in camouflage. Mossy Oak mugs and wine glasses in disguise fill a deer duffle bag. If you want to know how to replicate this basket, click here for more information.

    The Lakeside Collection would like to give one lucky couple one of their Crazy for Camo Gift Baskets. Your prize will include:
    To enter, follow the giveaway form below. This giveaway will end on 12/17 at 11:59pm EST and is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. Good luck!

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    {Gluten Free Lifestyle} Gluten Free Around the World Giveaway

    Do you have to live a gluten free lifestyle? We do not in our home but a lot of our friends do. I'm always amazed at their struggles and stories. If you or someone you know does live a gluten free lifestyle, check out the Gluten Free Around the World review below.

    Gluten Free Around the World

    Giveaway

    GFAroundWorld


    The full review of Gluten Free Around the World by author Aviva Kanoff can be found at My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life. You can find Author Aviva Kanoff at http://www.avivakanoff.com The photos in this cookbook are so breath-taking that one could get sidetracked looking at the photos instead of the recipes!

    The Author,Aviva really makes you feel like you are right there with her as she journeys around to such stunning places and photographs their cultures along with their food! If you cook gluten free, Gluten Free Around the World would be a great addition to your cookbooks or a great gift! And the author is giving away one copy to a lucky reader.

    Gluten Free Around the World Giveaway

    Giveaway organized by My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life
    Giveaway open to US only and ends Dec 22, 2014

    Enter on Rafflecopter below:

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    Disclaimer: Participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning are determined by the number of valid entries received. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be emailed via the email address used to enter the contest. New winner(s) will be chosen if original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. This blog and other participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize(s). Sponsor(s) are responsible for all shipping costs related to prize(s). This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. Disclaimer is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Mom and Teen Fight Acne Breakouts Together #ClearasilMom #mc #sponsored

    As a pimply teen in the 80s I remember hanging out in the skin cream aisle as much as possible to find the right cleaner to zap my zips. Today I go to that same aisle but the products have increased by hundreds! Even so there are more products I still go for the Clearasil products for my teens and for myself! How about you? Do you still go to the skin care aisle? What do you grab? 
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Clearasil. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 


    I'm a 40 something mom who still gets acne around my monthly cycle. I mainly get breakouts on my neck of all places. As this happens, I've been using and testing out the Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash from Clearasil. This wash clears my skin in as little as 12 hours. It has maximum strength acne medication that works quickly to open the blocked pores. In between my breakouts I have been also testing and using Hydra-Blast Oil-Free Face Wash which helps reduce breakouts up to 85% in just 4 weeks. It is a daily wash and has done great in keep my skin clear.  Both cleaners are gentle on my skin and did not cause any redness or burning.

    My Teen has been using the Hydra-Blast Oil-Free Face Wash as her daily face cleaner as well. We both love how clean it leaves our face, doesn't dry out our skin, very little cleaner is needed and it doesn't have a weird smell.

    I'm amazed that my teen and I can use the same products for our face when it comes to preventing acne. I struggled a lot as a teen with acne. I'm so happy that these Clearasil products are on the shelves so that both of us can use them and go about our every day life with more confidence. 

    Do you or your teens struggle with acne? How do you both care for your skin to prevent breakouts? Make sure to check out and follow Clearasil on Facebook and on Twitter to learn healthy tips on keeping the skin clear and breakout free. 

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Holiday Gift Idea with Bialetti Mini Espress Giveaway

    What do you want for Christmas? How about your own personal espresso maker? I'm all for going to get an expresso at a coffee shop but over time the price adds up and eats away at the budget. So to get a machine which will make me one at home anytime I want it sounds idea! Do you want one of these for Christmas? Do you have someone on your holiday list who would love it?

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    Presenting the only single-cup espresso machine with the pressure and portion size to dispense true Italian espresso. Instantly become an espresso connoisseur with this authentically creamy and full-flavored brew from Bialetti - the world’s leading espresso maker.

    This beautiful espresso machine comes in two gorgeous colors Black and Red and is the perfect addition to any kitchen. The capsule system allows for fresh delicious espresso every time! Bialetti hosts an array of delicious espressos that can be used with this machine and they've unveiled a delicious new flavor Torino!

    This delicious coffee is an elegant association of the typical acidity of Arabica blends with a great aromatic richness from the age-old chocolate-making tradition. The sensory influences of chocolate and the captivating scent of hazelnut envelope the flavor of the Turin blend, giving it a velvety body with overall harmony and refinement.


    One lucky winner will get to choose their own Mini Express in either Black or Red and a Case of Torino Espresso to enjoy! This prize pack is worth $239.99. Will you keep it for you or give it to the coffee connoisseur in your life? Giveaway ends on 12/16 at 11:59pm and is open to US only. Good luck!

    Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.

    All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Thermodo Gadget Holiday Gift Idea and Giveaway

    What if you could tell the temperature where ever you were, whether you were inside or outside? Well you can if you win this giveaway.



    Sponsored by Thermodo and brought to you by A Medic's World, assisting are a wonderful set of bloggers like myself that is helping promote this giveaway, and giving you an awesome opportunity to win 1 of 3 of these for your device.



    I know you are curious like me, and you definitely have to check out the review that A Medic's World did here. Wouldn't this be the perfect stocking stuffer for that weather buff in your family, or tech guru that has to have everything! So we wish you the best of luck, thanks for being part of this wonderful giveaway, and remember to have a spectacular day!



     Do you have someone on your Christmas wish list who would love this gift? My hubby is a gadget geek and would love this! It would be great for any lil or big geek in your life!

    Three lucky individuals are going to have the chance to win the following prize. Open to residents of the US and Canada 18 years or older, void in Quebec. Only one entry per household, except for daily tweets. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email, or another winner will be selected. A Medic's World is responsible for prize delivery.
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    Disclaimer: SusieQTpies Cafe was not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact medictom@gmail.com if you have any additional questions. If you would like to see your product/company featured like this contact Tom at tom@mompoweredmedia.com to see what we can do for your organization.

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Giving Back this Holiday Season #mc #sponsored

    CaringBridge was launched in 1997 to allow people for whatever reason and for however long needed, access to a free website to remain connected and supported by family and friends while in the hospital or as long as needed. Are you familiar with this nonprofit organization? I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

    Right now you can work with others and give back to such an important organization such as CaringBridge. They have a "Its WonderFull" themed end of year giving campaign where they hope to raise 1.2 million. All donations are tax deductible and will help them give continual support to families in need. 

    There are so many stories with CaringBridge and their support for those in need. Here is one for you to read:

    That’s what the Steinback family did when their daughter Julia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. During her nearly three years of treatment, Julia and her family could count on one constant: the emotional and physical support they received from friends and relatives who followed Julia’s story on her CaringBridge website.

    Now in remission, Joy continues to stay connected with loved ones through CaringBridge as Julia undergoes monthly checkups. For the Steinbacks, seeing their daughter happy and healthy is the greatest gift they could ask for this holiday season.


    How do you and your family reach out and give back during the holidays? If you need any ideas, please consider CaringBridge in your holiday gift giving. 
     
     

    Saturday, November 29, 2014

    Challenge Yourself Now! Healthy Eating and Healthy Exercise Challenges

    Did you know that you can start today to get on the healthy track instead of waiting until January 1st? I have learned over the years that if you start today then you will be will on your way into the New Year. There are a lot of ways to get started and I have several ideas for you. 

    One of our favorite ways to get healthy  new habits is to challenge yourself and do the 21 Day Fix. The Fix teaches you portion control, clean and healthy eating, how many calories to eat each day and what exercises to do each day.  If you start this within the next week or so you will be doing it through Christmas parties and even Christmas Day. That is NOT a bad thing. This would get you through the month of December without all the holiday weight gain. YES you can enjoy the holiday spirits without gaining wait. In fact, you can drop weight, enjoy the parties and be ahead of the New Year Resolution crowd. 


    Here are the ways to get the 21 Day Fix in your hands, now!


    • Read more about it here (click SHOP to read the description). (If you order the challenge pack in December you will get a $10 amazon gift card from me. Want to save more money? Order this by being a discount coach and save $40 on the Challenge pack. Message me at cafescrapper@gmail.com if you want either discount or friend me on Facebook and send me a message.)
    • Join our 21 Day Fix Challenge group to have me as your FREE personal coach, get inspired by others doing this program and become accountable and have accountability partners.

    Join one of our Challenge groups. The challenge groups will give you a free coach (me), free ideas on how to stay healthy or get healthier, exercises you can do at home and accountability by others doing the same task. 

    Here are my current free challenge groups.

    I also have 2 more groups to give 1 on 1 training. One group is for my sponsored coaches and the other is for Fit Club Coaches. Both are exclusive and if you want to join them, friend me on Facebook and send me a message.

    Last but surely not least, here is a challenge we can all do! Just do not make this your main challenge for 2015.

    One last group.... I'm starting up a Test Group which will be a challenge group for the brand new Insanity Max : 30 which will start in a few weeks. Want to be in this exclusive group? To get more info, friend me on Facebook and send me a message.


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