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Lookie my Cupcake!

Monday, April 09, 2012



I made this first one. Then the girls chipped in. Now my table (I have a table now) looks all colorful and pretty in Easter colors. They are carrot cupcakes, but not so good because my oven burns everything. Oh well, cupcakes for decorative purposes only are a good thing for healthy lifestyle changes, right? LOL

I tried to make chick deviled eggs, but all my eggs fell apart...so I have egg salad in the fridge for tomorrow.

Happy Easter Everyone!!

  
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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/9/2012 11:58AM

    How fun!! Very creative cupcakes:) Enjoy the egg salad emoticon

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BAKER1009 4/9/2012 7:11AM

    I love egg salad!

Super cute and looks like fun!

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Roller Coasters and Yo Yo's

Friday, April 06, 2012

I'm still not sure why I was binging on sweets the way I was. Tuesday, I hit an emotional trigger when I saw one of the contestants on the Biggest Loser's preview start on it though..(chris) For a flash, I felt like her and so I felt for her. Weird, I know. But, the eating, although still way out of control calorie wise is settling down nutritionally.

I, for fun, tried Veganism. It was supposed to be for two week as I heard on the news it would boost energy and blood flow. Admittdly I do feel much more energized the past few days and I am glad as I also started taking the Pill again. Women over 40 should to help prevent certain cancers etc. I was worried that the Pill may have some sort of "blues" affect or weight gain, but so far so good. Again, if anything I feel pretty mellow.

Some of the recipes were tasty. I made this vegan lasagne. You blend soft tofu with spinach, onions and some spices and spread the mixture in layers of the noodles and sauce. I also added mushrooms, and eggplant to really make it a garden style. Then on the top I used the Vegan mozzerella. We all looked at this dish suspicously like it could harm us in some way LOL...but it wsa really good! My youngest had 3 helpings which is more than my regular lasagne ..

Some of the recipes though...

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towards the 2nd week, my middle daughter says "can we have ribs now?"
So, veganism is out of this house. Flexitarian stays :o)


And speaking of comings and goings hubby's lease is up. He's been dry and his behavior reflects such. I'm so glad. Not just for us, but for HIM. He almost seems like he's happy and let me tell you; that's something I haven't seen him in in a looong time. As my lease is for a full year he will be slowly moving his stuff over here. But the kitchen stays pink. I'm pretty firm on that. LOL Hey, don't judge, I have my reasons. We will be looking for us a house as I just received a call that as long as our old house doesn't haunt us with the foreclosure date, we can get a prequal letter reflecting a summer closing ..
keep prayers on that one!!

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My oldest is still awaiting news from her dream University. I really hope they take her. She's been doing so well herself the past couple of years. I can't believe she'll have her Associates next month. She said she doesn't want a party ... I think she's crazy! LOL Party party party with some vegan lasagne!! woot woot!

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I found some socks today. Seems the oldest took ALL of our sox with her to Chicago (don't ask...really, just don't) I thought I was going crazy looking for those things!!

So, hidden pair claimed I put on my shoes and will be heading over to the gym to get in a nice brisk 30 minute cardio. My Spring break is about over and the girls begin today!! yeay yeay yeay :o)

April goals!!

1. I've got to learn to meditate or just be. I still struggle with "hey I'm upset" so I need to learn when I am. **personal hint to self** If ya have a tub of chocolate frosting in your hand, you may be upset about something.

2. I really want to lose more than 10 lbs in a year. I guess that goes with the yo yo outlook, so I guess goal number two is to STAY FOCUSED!!

3. It doesn't matter what workout DVD I'm doing, as long as I do one!! I need to quit obsessing over starting one "on Monday" and sticking with the program and ...JUST DO IT GIRL!!

4. Just because I don't know what to eat, doesn't mean I have to eat everything.
4a. If I go over in calories, does NOT give me free range of calories for the day.


OBKB, I know I'm upset at myself for not achieving ONE single run this year. (mainly $$$$$) but there is a run coming up for the local school. I am going to sign up for that..It's in May. I'm probably not doing the Bay to Breakers this year which breaks my heart.

Have a happy Easter everyone. Hope we all find our happy place inside and get to where we want to be.

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BAKER1009 4/10/2012 11:17AM

    What's wrong with you?! JK!!! Get your butt in gear chicky!
The lasagne sounds tasty. I've never tried tofu though, and really have no idea what to expect with it.
Keeping my fingers crossed for your oldest!
Worried about hubby moving in with you, but will keep you both in my prayers. You're an amazing woman, don't forget that! And don't take any crap!
Being clean is an amazing feeling, and the further he gets down this path the more amazing and happy he will feel.
Sorry about your runs (OH MY, that sounds hilarious!!!), but I hope you can sign up for the local school one.

Don't make me come out there and kick your butt! Though I would love to revisit the area that I called home for 5 months!!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 4/10/2012 10:42AM

    I wish I had the money to fly you out to Philly so that you could do this 5k with me in May. I love reading your blogs, they do make me miss you and the family more. I pray that the house works out and you all can be in a bigger space together. I know that Hubby has been working hard and I pray daily that he can stay dry and remain the happy soul he is now.
We still have plenty of time to get to our yearly weight loss goal and with the monthly goals we will get there.


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ENDUROVET 4/9/2012 1:17PM

    That's great news! it sounds like even I could go for that vegan lasagne (I've threatened in the past that life ain't worth living if you take away my cheese ;-)

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LINDSAYB2217 4/7/2012 7:49AM

    That Lasagne sounds SOO YUMMY! I want some now!!
Congrats on everything that's going on in your life and good luck to your daughter! I remember waiting on those letters and it's SCARY!!
Great goals and best of luck to you! You can do this! :)

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PEPPYPATTI 4/6/2012 8:08PM

    I love your goals!
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Midterms, Mayhem, and me.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

178.8

Ugh what a horrid number for me. I say thins because of how proud I was of getting to 169. I am going to keep going I said.

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It's my own fault really. Binging on a whole can of chocolate frosting will do that to you. or several.

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The thing is I can't even tell you why. I wanna say "oh, I'm just being lazy" or I dunno....I can blame it on lack of time for midterms? I can blame it on the lack of time for kids, and hubby demanding HIS time (good lord don't get me started...LOL) i can blame it on the rain, why does this blog all of sudden sound like

deja vu?

I mean I really don't know. all I know is that it needs to stop and NOW.

so, as of today I'm not going to tell you what I'm going to do...only what I've done.

Guess I better go do something then.

Wish me luck!!

  
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HEALTH-E-CLARE 3/29/2012 11:48AM

    Can you and the kids/hubby take a walk (weather permitting) to get in some family time?
Can you take your study material to the gym and read while on the bike?

You can make it down to 169 and past that. I know you can.

Way to be honest with yourself, that's the first step, now take action!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 3/28/2012 11:40AM

    We all have our set backs....mine comes in a cute little bag of M&Ms (daily bag I should say)! I'm back up too....but only by that stupid 5 pounds that I keep dropping and gaining back. I swear to you one I get past that 5 pounds I'm going to be dancing the dance of JOY!
Why is it that we always know what to do....do thoes things for a while and then BANG out of no where turn our backs and F it all up? One of these days my sister dear we will figure it all out and stick to it. Until then all we can do it admit to our badness and get back on track. I love you!!!

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BAKER1009 3/28/2012 7:24AM

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You've fessed up to what you've done...Good for you! Now kick it into high gear, because we all know you can. We've watched you do it before!
C'mon girlie, get your a** in gear!!

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CHUM48 3/27/2012 7:20PM

    You don't need luck sweetie, you have the determination and that you have!

Deborah

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hmph!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I had a blog, but my computer froze and it went bye bye.

hmph!

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I started my Hip Hop Abs. My daughters video taped it and laughed because apparently this woman can't "groove" it. Apparently the way to good abs is a good laugh.

hmph!

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I have fully recovered from the flu and have moved up to a cold. My eyeball is about to pop out.

hmph!

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I have a 2000 word essay due.

hmph!

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I miss running.

hmph!

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The weather's getting nicer for a run.

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My essay will get done while I am still foggy from this cold this weekend.

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My girls are getting better abs laughing, but so am I as they are laughing WITH me.

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I now have a new blog for the day.

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 3/24/2012 2:02PM

    Hot water, T each of honey, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
Next time.
Dayle

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FITN49 3/12/2012 6:13PM

    I am learning how to be an optimist from you! emoticon

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 3/12/2012 12:37PM

    You crack me up....guess I'll get better abs too! hehehehe

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/9/2012 11:26AM

    and I have NOOOOOO sense of rhythm!

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LINDSAYB2217 3/9/2012 10:37AM

    Hip Hop abs is crazy funny if you have no sense of rhythm!

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 3/9/2012 8:12AM

    LOVE how you turned this around! It really really made me smile!

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BAKER1009 3/9/2012 7:20AM

    You're too funny! Hope you feel better soon. 2000 words...you'll bang it out in no time! Have a great weekend...keep on laughing emoticon

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RUNNINGAL425 3/9/2012 7:19AM

    You are a riot!!


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SCOTMAMA 3/8/2012 11:45PM

    That is the silver lining in the cloud. The cloud was the cold and not having the essay done. Hard to be clever with what you are writing when you don't feel well.

Hope you get better soon -- and you will for they say laughter is the best medicine!

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Two weeks

Saturday, February 18, 2012

That's how long since I've done anything. maybe longer.

I've Sparked daily but for some reason I've just been blah. I can blame my bladder infection, or not feeling well, or lack of time, but I know like anything else it all comes down to me.

I've got to get this togerher, This is supposed to be my year!!

Food wise...I've been averaging a good 2000 calories or more. again, so not like me. Again, I've got to get this together.

It wsa unanimously decided that the Rachel Ray cookbook be put to rest. No one wsa ever in agreeance with her foods (there was always at least one person who refused to eat) and the serving sizes were horrible as noted in a previous blog.

We've been trying recipes out of the Eat Healthy Lose wight magazine.

So far the Medditerannian Quessadillas are the winner. everyone loved them.

The BBQ beans turkey meatball casserole was "liked" but "bland" I only liked the meatballs myself.

I tried downloading pics...but I think my computer may be having issues.

Okay...so I need to get my head back in a happy place.

Homework,
Hiousework,
Workout,

just looking at that makes me tired.



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FITN49 3/6/2012 2:26PM

    I have a Wii walk it out and I so enjoy it1 Find something fun for you.

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LEAELLEN07 2/20/2012 11:02PM

    You should post a recipe for the quesadillas.

February I feel is always a rough month, maybe it's just me... the winter blahs.

Just keep pushing through.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 2/20/2012 5:34PM

    I totally understand what you mean. That was me all week last week. I was in a haze even when I was in the gym. It was like I was there but wasn't and I know that my workouts suffered from it. I just can't even explain this week if I tried. Maybe your right, we both had the case of the PMS blues. LOL

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RUNNINGAL425 2/19/2012 5:04PM

    You know what you need?

A GREAT BIG HUG!!!!!! emoticon

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PINETREEGIRL 2/19/2012 12:04AM

    Those blah's will pass, maybe in March when it stays lighter later, or when you're past your infection! You're strong, strong, strong! You'll get back to it, I know you will.
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ENDUROVET 2/18/2012 9:57PM

    I LOVE my new cookbook which I requested from DH lieu of chocolates I shouldn't eat, or flowers which would wilt & die for V-day...
"Well Fed", by Melissa Joulwan (Paleo recipes)
My only complaint is that the print is small for these tired middle-aged eyes, but hopefully it will give me another resource for home cookin'. She also gives lots of helpful hints for food prep, stocking up w/meal staples for the week...
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ENDUROVET 2/18/2012 9:55PM

    I LOVE my new cookbook which I requested from DH lieu of chocolates I shouldn't eat, or flowers which would wilt & die for V-day...
"Well Fed", by Melissa Joulwan (Paleo recipes)
My only complaint is that the print is small for these tired middle-aged eyes, but hopefully it will give me another resource for home cookin'. She also gives lots of helpful hints for food prep, stocking up w/meal staples for the week...
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KIMBERTA99 2/18/2012 9:00PM

    Hey.....I have tried working out with a bladder infection but I spent more time in the bano then on the machines!! Tomorrow is a new day and try to do something..cleaning the house can be a good workout..crank the music and dance while cleaning:) I had always wanted to try some of Rachel's recipes but most I found were high in calories or jsut to time consuming. Google fast and healthy meals I am sure you will get TONS of ideas!!! Good luck!!

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MELP06 2/18/2012 8:41PM

    10 minutes. Just tell yourself you have 10 minutes to workout and go from there. Do whatever you want, walk, jog in place, dance around the house. I'm sure you won't regret it! emoticon

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