Sunday, March 14, 2010
I just realized that I have been a Sparker for 2 whole years.
What have I accomplished?
There is the whole weight loss accomplishment, but more importantly:
I have grown to LOVE MYSELF for who I am right now.
I have learned that one step at a time really does get you where you are going.
I have reached goals that I never even dreamed were possible before SP.
I have stretched myself beyond my old limitations.
I have given more of myself to others.
I am a better person!
I am living proof that the journey really is more important than the destination...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Isn't this cake pretty? I decorated it for nearly an hour and I was really proud of how it turned out. I was told it was too pretty to eat...
It WAS pretty tasty too, but next time I will trim off most of the frosting BEFORE I eat any of it, because now I am suffering from sugar shock. You know, that feeling of sluggishness and shakiness you get when you eat a WEE BIT too much sugar. And I will tell you that as pretty as the cake was, it was mostly sugar that made the decorations! (At least it was all homemade so I know exactly what was in it!!!)
So, why would I make a pretty little chocolate cake with pink icing the very week I decide to stop maintain and start start losing? Why not? Life goes on! Today is my step daughters birthday and I usually make a homemade birthday cake for each person in my family. Some have been very creative... the figure 8 race track, the snowmen cake, the sandcastle cake, the laptop cake...
Today I thought I would try making fondant decorations.
Ingredients: Corn syrup, sugar, shortening, vanilla.
Taste: Very Very sweet!!!
Most of us didn't even finish our frosting because of the sugar rush!!!
Conclusion: Find a healthier way to make fondant decorations (Laughing)!
Or as my husband says, LOOK at the pretty decorations, SCRAPE them off before eating.
On the bright side, we ate a homemade dinner of baked Italian chicken and sweet potatoes.
It was healthy and delicious. And we spent time with family which is always nice. Even if you end up giving them sugar shock...
I sent the rest of the cake home with the birthday girl. I included a sugar warning.
I have NO regrets. The cake tasted good. Time to go drink a BIG glass of water!
Sunday, August 09, 2009
...sort of! You know how much work it takes to get back into regular life?
I had a really relaxing time, most of the time. Camping, hanging out on the beach, fishing, picnics, parks, lots of trees, and a steam engine show at the end of the week... all hanging out with the family!
I missed my regular schedule, but this vacation was a great way to end the summer break.
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