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I don't get it? GMO/Organic/ Blah blah blah

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I have a few friends that clutter my Facebook wall with things about GMO foods, Monsanto, eat organic blah blah blah - You know what I have noticed though?

every single one of my friends that post about the danger of GMO foods and processed foods are.... (wait for it) SMOKERS!!

seriously? You are complaining about the chemicals in foods, but you are smoking? Really? Explain this to me please... I am just shaking my head.

No really, I am shaking my head.

I don't get it. I mean, I get being concerned about those things. I personally am not a fan of it either, but don't lecture me on how horrible it is for me to eat an Egg McMuffin with a cigarette in your hand. Seriously... don't.

*sigh*

  
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CORTNEY-LEE 5/26/2013 12:13PM

    I am a former smoker! It is so awesome you decided to quit! If you ever need support, look me up!

It is a choice you won't regret!

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GOTTABEDONE 5/26/2013 12:02PM

    Smoking is an addiction and like any other addiction such as to food it is hard to break. I quit April 2/13 because I want my surgery and I had to quit before I could be recommended for the program. It irritates me that people feel smokers have no rights to be concerned about any other health issue just because they smoke. Thats like saying someone who drinks Soda can not comment on any other health issue because they are still drinking soda. Do people who have a high BMI not have the right to be concerned about health issues because they have a high BMI? one thing has nothing to do with the other. Sorry for the rant but it gets to me how smokers are now some kind of plague on society just because they have an addiction to something that is totally legal and used to be accepted.

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JANTWO 5/26/2013 1:24AM

    What about the FB posts that are of YUMMY looking food!!!! I just quit smoking last December and have not had a soda since last August. I understand what you are saying because when I switched to soy milk, I heard that it was bad. I just keep trucking along doing what I feel is best for my body.

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TIBURONA 5/26/2013 1:13AM

    At least I can keep my frankenfood to myself...

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-LINDA_S 5/25/2013 3:15PM

    You're right about the smoking, of course. But it''s true that it's really hard to find anything much resembling real food these days...

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YELLOWDAHLIA 5/24/2013 1:37PM

    LOL!!!

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CECE0330 5/24/2013 10:40AM

    Oh wow. Yeah, um, that's insane! I just became aware of Monsanto when I watched Food Inc. a few weeks ago and wow....the mafia is like child's play compared to this crooked organization. But even so, I'd have to say cigarettes are worse by a long shot.

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/24/2013 5:31AM

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COCK-ROBIN 5/24/2013 4:24AM

    I agree. I remember years ago, I went to the gift shop of a hospital to buy a candy bar. A doctor looked at me and said "That's not good for you." He said that but I saw the cigarettes in his pocket and shook my head. He has no business saying something isn't good for me. The quack!

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ALYSSAR2012 5/24/2013 1:14AM

    Lol yessss! Completely agree. emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 5/24/2013 12:21AM

    I'm totally with you on that.

If I'm eating fruits and vegetables, it's a heck of a lot better than I used to eat.

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LADYMARCIA1 5/24/2013 12:07AM

    LOL Really. I agree.

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Another Mud Run?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

www.roaringrunmountainchallenge.com/

I've requested the day off of work. I am hoping I will be able to take off for this. I REALLY want to do it. I think it will be a lot of fun and an all around awesome challenge. I have a few months to train, so by the time this one rolls around I can be one bad a$$ mo-fo! Rawr!

I actually turned heads at work yesterday. I wore one of my new outfits from White House Black Market. It was a black tunic and black capri leggings. I wore black high heeled sandals and a large, gaudy silver necklace. I WISH my camera was working (it got ruined at Mud on the Mountain) I would love to have posted a pic! I felt very empowered. I just plain felt awesome about myself!

I got my hair done on Tuesday. I decided to go with Hombre highlights. It looks pretty good. It has been a long time since I have had a lighter color in my hair. I like it a lot.

I am thinking about hitting the tanning bed... My hope is that if I build up a base tan, I won't burn as bad as I usually do this summer when I am out in the Jeep and at the lake.

I hit my all time lowest weight I can ever remember today. 130 pounds... I have literally lost 1/2 of myself. I don't even know what to say to that?!?!? Half of myself... wow!!!!

Needless to say - I am feeling really good about myself right now. I like where things are going!

I am looking forward to a BBQ at my Grandparent's house this Saturday. Cook outs are a rare treat for me because I usually work most "cookout holidays" and my boyfriend is too cheap to buy me a grill.

I think that is all for now



  
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VLL723 5/24/2013 9:27AM

    Awesome. I am a mud run girl, too. I have two under my belt so far this year and 2 more in the near future. Way to go!

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CBLENS 5/24/2013 7:05AM

    Sounds like an awesome day!

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/24/2013 5:36AM

    That is just so awesome! I hope you are able to get time off to do the next mud and kick butt!
I love it that you are looking so good and turning heads.
You be proud. You deserve it.
50% of body weight lost is soooo amazing!


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BRADMILL2922 5/24/2013 1:23AM

    Sounds like you should be feeling really good about yourself right now! Hope you get that day off your requested!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/23/2013 11:22PM

    A good day!

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The All You Can Eat Buffet

Monday, May 20, 2013

I touched on this on a message board, but I really want to expand on it because I don't think people quite understood what I was getting at...

About a week ago, a friend and I went out to an all you can eat Chinese buffet that had just opened up. It had a very large selection of different foods. They had a Hibachi Grille along with a full sushi bar and a bar of Traditional (as in Americanized Traditional) Chinese food.

I made my selections -- I had a chicken on a stick, some grilled veggies and chicken with teriyaki sauce, a bite of cake and some watermelon. I thought everything was fabulous! It was very fresh and very flavorful!

When the checks came, my friend apologized to me for "not getting my moneys worth" I was a little stunned? I had a lovely dinner, I was no longer hungry, I enjoyed the food and I enjoyed the company. How did I not get my moneys worth?

I then realized that he, along with so many other people, associate eating in excess (or as my grandmother would say, making a hog out of yourself) as getting your moneys worth. I too used to be one of those people. If I didn't have 10 platefuls of food, then I didn't get my moneys worth... What is that even about? Seriously? No wonder I was so fat!

So, in conclusion, I have learned that getting your moneys worth at a restaurant isn't about being a pig and devouring everything on the table, but rather about enjoying your food and the people you are with.

  
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PATTYR81 5/22/2013 9:24AM

    I TOTALLY relate to making a hog out of myself!! emoticon

I'm working on re-training my brain to look at buffets and other restaurant meals with my family as opportunity to 'taste' tiny amts of a lot of different things.

And as you point out: focus on enjoying my family and friends!!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/21/2013 2:33PM

    Well said!

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MINDYHGP 5/21/2013 2:13PM

    Absolutely! I hope I can reset my brain to think that way too. I understand what you're saying and I agree, but the logic part of my brain is saying it needs something physical to measure to know I got my "money's worth". Good for you!!!

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BRADMILL2922 5/20/2013 11:27PM

    So true and well said! Funny how our views of things like that change!

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STEPH-KNEE 5/20/2013 10:32PM

    You are so right, I love what you said here and I try to remember that it doesn't have to be all I can eat (which is a TON btw) but all I WANT to eat. Two different stories. emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 5/20/2013 9:29PM

    Good for you! Buffets are such a minefield, and you negotiated it well!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 5/20/2013 8:37PM

    A realization too few people have.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Icing - Most Requested

Friday, May 17, 2013

**Warning!! ** This is, in no way, shape or form a healthy recipe.

For my co-workers birthday, I give them the choice of cake. I will make or buy whatever cake they want. This is the most requested. Remember... a healthy lifestyle is all about moderation!

*cupcakes*
1 chocolate cake mix of your choice prepared according to package directions

*peanut butter filling *
2 tablespoons of butter softened
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2/3 cup of confectionery sugar
Place in a bowl, and blend together using a mixer. Once ingredients are combined, form 24 balls and place on wax paper

*peanut butter frosting*
1 cup of milk
5 tablespoons of flour
- place milk in a sauce pan on medium heat and slowly add flour. Stir constantly until a thick paste forms. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

1 cup of granulated white sugar
1/2 cup of crisco
2/3 cup of peanut butter

combine sugar, crisco and peanut butter. Beat together. Once mixed slowly add the flour paste. Continue to beat on high. It is at this point I usually add more peanut butter. I just keep adding globs of it until I think it tastes right. It is a matter of preference.

**preheat oven to 350**

Line a muffin tin with liners. Equally divide the cake batter among 24 muffin cups. Place one of the peanut butter balls into the middle of the cup and bake for 20 mins. Allow cupcakes to cool and add liberal amounts of frosting.


My mom and I figured out the calories one time, and it was over 400 for one cupcake!

The Birthday Girl/Boy gets the left over frosting and 2 unfrosted cupcakes. This way they can add frosting with each bite.

If anyone decides to make these, I hope they enjoy!

  
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LOVINGAFRICA 5/21/2013 2:12PM

    That sounds yummy!
Don't you dump from that?

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COCK-ROBIN 5/18/2013 2:41AM

    Yum!

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SUPER_ACE115 5/18/2013 12:19AM

    That sounds yummy! emoticon emoticon

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Those HUGE hills (photo blog)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I have blogged in the past that part of my training for Mud on the Mountain involved hiking up some HUGE hills by my house. I REALLY wanted to post this blog weeks ago, but didn't get around to it.

I wish this pictures did it justice! And... not that I am bragging, but I live in a pretty awesome place!

by the time I get to the top of this one, my legs are on FIRE!







  
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LOVINGAFRICA 5/21/2013 2:00PM

    Your part of the world is stunning. That is a huge incline!

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PATTYR81 5/18/2013 10:32AM

    What a great place to work out!!!

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THROOPER62 5/16/2013 6:18AM

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COCK-ROBIN 5/16/2013 2:42AM

    Beautiful!

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SUPER_ACE115 5/16/2013 12:50AM

    I'm sure that is a killer workout.

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