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6 Things I Like About Myself

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I saw this on a few blogs and realize that it was started by a fellow Hunter on my BLC team.

I want you to write down 6 things you love about yourself and when you hear those other voices, think of these 6 things you love about yourself. here's my 6, and change your thinking!!

1. I like my high cheek bones.
2. I like that Iím not overly over weight.
3. I like that I feel God is working in my life.
4. I like my sense of humor and creativity.
5. I like that I was physically & mentally able to care of my mom at the end.
6. I like that I feel young for being 61.

Ok let's see yours.

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AIDELADE27 6/29/2011 10:26PM

    Your list is great, Courti! And I'm glad you put down #5 on your list. Your caring nature really moves me. Thanks for sharing!

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ANGORA4 6/29/2011 6:56PM

Hmmm. . . .six things I like about me. . .now that takes some thought! Hmmm. . .I live in the world between worlds, where the fireflies dance in the evening, covering the trees with an amazing light show. It's the world people don't notice, are too busy for, the delicate tracings of spider webs in the dew. . .of clouds fluffy or furious. I like living there, enjoying the little things others miss.

I can make things from little; spin, weave, dye, sew, can. . .maybe not well, but enough to be usable and enjoyable. And that's what important.

I love to teach, I also am glad I was able to take care of my mom until the end, I am blessed to be a daughter of the King and in His hands, I have a free spirit.

There, I did six as well!

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KAITMEND 6/28/2011 8:49PM

    awesome. it's always good to have some positive thoughts and feelings on hand.

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NIMAWEYGH 6/28/2011 6:35PM

    Courti you do not look 61 you are so fresh faced. I love it.

I also love this list, it is wonderful and so positive.

Keep up the great work and hey you were a wonderful daughter.

Hugs and more hugs

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FITLIKENIC 6/28/2011 5:13PM

    Love your list! I'll need to think on my 6...

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BLC-16 - S.U.M.M.E.R. Challenge

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'd planned on doing some extra exercises for my arms and legs, but seemed like the prep and cooking ofr the Chicken/Shell dish took more time than expected.

I've got to work on my temptations still. Ugh! It's so frustrating. I figure if I stay within my calorie range or close enough, then it's better than when I didn't track at all.

I really want to work on my bat wings and abs what with summer coming on. I want to be able to wear sleeveless blouses and tank tops.

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STLOUISWOMAN 6/25/2011 9:04PM

    Summer is definitely a challenge to get in better shape. Hope we both have a lot of success.
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My Chicken/Shell Recipe

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jumbo Shell Chicken w/dressisng

2lbs of boneless chicken
1 lg container of stove top dressing
1(8oz) sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup of water
1(8oz) pkf mozzrella cheese

Boil chicken and prepare dressing accordingly.
Shred chicken.

Mix chicken and dressing together with sour cream.

Cook shells.

Stuff macroni shells with dressing mixture and place in 9 by 13 pan.

Mix water and soup and pour over stuff shells.
Spreed thin layer of cheese over top.

Bake at 325 in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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ROCKYCPA 7/1/2011 3:18PM

    Sounds delicious - will have to try with some modifications to make it lower calorie.

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-COURT- 6/25/2011 11:27PM

    Nimsy, the sour cream kind of holds the dressing and chicken together. You don't taste it or I wouldn't be eating it. I hate sour cream.

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STLOUISWOMAN 6/25/2011 9:00PM

    This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing with us.

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RUMBLETIGER 6/25/2011 6:15PM

    That sounds yummy!!!!

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NIMAWEYGH 6/25/2011 6:03PM

    Sounds yummy except for the sour cream could I use like cream of chicken soup in the mixture as well as over the top? Now that sounds yummy.

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SEANDA 6/25/2011 4:51PM

    I am betting you could seriously cut the calories and fat by just switching up the ingredients a bit.. reduced fat sour cream (not non-fat which is not the same), reduced fat/sodium cream of chicken soup, and mozzarella from skim or 2%. Sounds yummy. :)

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-COURT- 6/25/2011 3:34PM

    It makes quite a lot. You only put a small bit of the dressing, chicken, sour cream into the shell.

I didn't work it out on the tracker as it seemed impossible to figure out servings. I eat maybe 3 or 4.

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YAFENELRA 6/25/2011 3:30PM

    Sounds very yummy!!

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COUSINCAROL 6/25/2011 3:26PM

    Oh Yum this sounds so good but I am wondering about the calories and fat content. How many servings.


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BLC-16 S.U.M.M.E.R. Challenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011

On our SUMMER challenge for my BLC-16 team we need to write about how we are doing in our journey.
We just finished a challenge dealing pretty much with this topic, so it should be easy.

I was in a gaining cycle, but refreshed, refocused and restarted.

I am keeping track of my food and I put the total of my exercise minutes in the fitness tracker. I don't do the bottom tracker where you separate the cardio from strength.

I did get down to where I want to be with my weight, but still need to keep true to my food tracker, so I can stay at my goal wt. Sometimes I do slide. I try to keep my tracker under my calorie range so if I do slip, I'm still doing okay. Well, okay, I did waaaay slip when my husband took me to Stevie B's pizza. :{

I definitely want to work on my bat wings, hips and abs.

I hope to keep up my routine so I will be in shape and within my weight goal when we come back in Sept. I want to stay with my team instead of going to the new Maintenance team.

Oh Shoot! The challenge doesn't start until tomorrow so count this blog as being written tomorrow. ehhh!

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-COURT- 6/23/2011 7:33PM

    I'm so confused on what day it is, that I wrote this two days early. lol

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/23/2011 4:08PM

    Great blog!! I'm excited about the next round, too - let's ROCK the end of this one and come back stronger than ever for 17!!

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SHIITAKE 6/23/2011 2:44PM


You are doing just great, Courti.....keep on track, my friend ! emoticon

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How many teams role play?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I know there plenty of teams on SP, but how many role play a theme? I'm a member of Middle Earth, Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Realm, all fantasy.

Are there any other teams out there who role play? Where you can become someone else doing things you can't do in real life? You can play out your childhood dreams, be a cowboy or cowgirl, pirate, detective, space traveler......

Sparkpeople isn't all about eating healthy and exercise, it is also fun.

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-COURT- 6/23/2011 9:22PM

    Jamie, I think Nimsy can get you in on the teams. She left a post here, if you send her a sparkmail I think she can send you a link.

Be glad to have you along.

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FREGGIEQUEEN 6/23/2011 1:51PM

    I'd like to join some of these teams, but they're all invite only, it looks like! How do I join the fun?

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NIMAWEYGH 6/22/2011 10:11PM

    You know me Courti/Lyssa I love the role play teams and it is the writer in me. It lets me be as creative as I want.

Losing weight is not all about physical activity you have to have some mental stimulation in there as well.

What do they say *all work and no play* well it goes for weigth loss to, because that is hard work.

Merabrylla *Moon* Oakensheild, Nimsy Whimsey, Nimma Gryffindor, Capt't Nimaweygh Knockboots, Hex Goblinwitch and the list goes on and on.

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MACKANDME 6/20/2011 4:30PM

    Hmmm. I never even new one existed.

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THINBUCKEYE 6/20/2011 7:23AM

    I don't belong to a team like this. But I do let my mind wander off to my little fantasy places as I fall asleep at night, commute to and from work, and as I'm slowly waking up on a Saturday morning. I even have my 'fantasy self', who is the girl I want to be in every respect of her life. I really do believe in this concept. It's like 'visualizing', and I think it helps us with whatever goals we're going after.

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-COURT- 6/19/2011 1:22PM

    Ursula, I like the CoHP they have the challeges and can role play in the common room, but on Middle Earth, it is almost totally role play. I enjoy that. I need to get back to CoHP. I lost out on Task 2 for the Tri-Wizard on WWoHP. Just couldn't get that Fiber in.
I need to study up on Middle Earth, I saw the movies but haven't read the books, except The Hobbit. I have to research on what we're doing. lol I'm glad you are back.

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-SEVEN- 6/19/2011 1:14PM

    They are some fun teams! I like some of each- challenge teams and fantasy/role play!

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