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green smoothies, no cravings...

Friday, February 06, 2009

Ok- 2 weeks ago, if you would have told me that I would be eating 2-3 cups of spinach every morning and that I would no longer crave sweets- I would have LOL!!! But it's true- the green smoothie is changing the way that I eat... what is a green smoothie???
well the one I make contains 3 cups of fresh spinach, 1/2 cup of fresh kale, 1 banana, 5 frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 2 Tbls. flaxseed meal, and 1 packet of stevia... WOW it's so good, and I am getting so many nutrients in one meal... but the great side effect is that I have noticed that I no longer crave sweets- there is ice cream sitting in the freezer (in my favorite flavor) that I haven't even touched since my DH got it 2 weeks ago!!! AMAZING!!! emoticon

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CAAJB0530 2/7/2009 12:53PM

    Okay, I have to say this does not sound appealing... but I am willing to give it a try. Friday is grocery day, so I'll pick up the ingredients then. I'll let you know what I thought. What's the nutritional info on it? Thanks. Keep up the great work!

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PEPCEA 2/6/2009 4:26PM

    Yep, they are wonderful and who knew? I love them too...matter of fact I was thinking about when I would have mine today. Keep up the good work!

Alex emoticon

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Identity... my motivation song

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lyrics to Identity by John Waller:
You are love
So I am love
You are joy
And so I am, joy
You are peace
So I am peace
Lord everything you are
Now becomes me

The line between
Where you begin
And where I end
Is gone, now I’m in…

YOU, I know who I am
You’re my true, born identity
I’m not the one I used to be
For now there is no separating
You…from who I am

You are strong
So I am strong
You are power
And so I am…powerful
You are mercy
So I am mercy
Cause everything you are
Has now become me

Anything less is not us
Anything less is not us
Anything else is not who we are


The elusive first pound.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am finally headed in the downward path! A pound isn't much, but mentally it means a lot to me. It means I CAN loose weight, and that my existing plan of eating healthy and exercise is working.

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CAAJB0530 1/27/2009 5:17PM

    Good for you!!!! It is always good to see numbers going down, no matter what the amount. Keep plugging away... I like the goals you have written down for the next few months. I need to try and do something similar, it really does help to have a checklist of sorts to go off of. Way to go.

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Back to sparks after miscarriage...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

It's been a rough month... I have caved into eating for emotional reasons due to the loss, but I know that I need to get back on track... I am starting out slow- Jan. 1st I did 10 minutes, and this week I am up to 20... By the end of the month I should be back to atleast 40 minutes... Actually the exercise is helping to get my mind off of things, so it is really helping so far.

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CAAJB0530 1/16/2009 5:29PM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I admire you for jumping back into things. Keep up your good work!

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 1/6/2009 6:25PM

  I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how painful it is, we've had three of them. I hope you feel better soon and remember exercise is great for endorphins and helping you through hard times. :)

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Swimsuit Bootcamp Day 1

Monday, May 05, 2008

I day down... yay- did the 10 minute workout- it's my off day so that was really good... then at church I did a lot of dancing . I ate horribly today and yesterday though... I WILL bee back on track tomorrow!

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    It sounds like even though you ate horribly you got some good exercise in. So you did a good job. Good Luck!

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