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I am....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sometimes we spend so much time telling ourselves all the things we aren't ( smart enough, pretty enough etc. ) So today I will challenge you and myself to think about 5 things you are that make you proud. Here's mine : I am
1. funny.
2. stronger then before.
3. creative.
4. adaptable.
5. friendly.

I asked my husband what I am but to keep it family friendly, I won't post that.:)

What are you?


  
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ROBEAR31 10/14/2009 10:50AM

    I am:

Intelligent
creative<
BR>determined- when I want to be
strong
worth it.

Thanks emoticon

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BETTINGONALICE 10/14/2009 10:38AM

    Thanks and I love your motivational and positive attitude! If you want post this in our Sparkteam or I will and give you credit. Just let me know!

I am:
1. Funny
2. Happier than before
3. Smart
4. Encouraging
5. A good wife

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BLONDEDOG 10/14/2009 8:48AM

    Oh, it's too early in the morning to think...

I am

1. healthy
2. happy
3. creative
4. honest
5. sexy (at least today, you should see my smokin hot new dress)

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MICHCLEARY 10/14/2009 8:46AM

    What a great post! I am creative, smart, strong, reliable, and a good friend. I needed that today as a reminder since my weigh in went in the wrong direction this week!

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HOFFARD 10/13/2009 10:48PM

    I am....

Resourceful
Determined
Responsible
Successful
A hard worker

Thanks for allowing me to remind myself. What a great idea!



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CASUSK 10/13/2009 10:46PM

    This is a great idea. I so often focus on what I'm not. I will have to make my own list now and put it someplace visable. When I have those days of feeling low and not worth anything I can focus on what I am. I am a good person and I am worth the work I'm doing to make myself beautiful both inside and out. Thank you, you have made my day brighter.

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Fan Fiction addiction

Monday, October 12, 2009

As you know I am a twilight fan, but It has also created a new addiction. I love fan fiction. I am now following 14 stories, which can be difficult since in these stories the characters all have the same names. Oh well,I enjoy it anyway. I hardly even watch TV anymore, I'd rather read. Well I'd rather read or bake. I made those Bittersweet Butterscotch cookies. They tasted awesome. Only had one but it was hot and gooey right out of the oven, and it was also my dinner. Learning to really savor the taste, it's quality not quantity.

  


I love to bake-

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I really love to bake- I forgot how much. Last night I made some healthy pumpkin spice muffins. I made a dozen and only ate 1 for breakfast today. It made my house smell so good, and I love creating something that makes others happy, My hubby ate 4, my mother in law 1 and I took the rest to work today and gave them to my favorite co workers. It made everyone's day. I have decided that I'm not going to give up my love of baking just because i am on a diet. This week I am going to make Bittersweet Butterscotch cookies (if you read Wide Awake, you know what i'm talking about):) I will be gifting those as well. I 'll eat one to taste them of course. ....

The muffin recipe is from hungry girl
YOu'll need 1 box of spice cake mix and a 15 oz can of libby's pure pumpkin(not the pie stuff).
ignore all directions on the box- just combine the dry cake mix and the whole can of pumpkin. (no oil, no eggs, no anything else). The batter will be very thick- DO NOT ADD WATER. fill the muffin cups about 3/4 of the way full. and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes you'll be able to bake about 14 muffins/cupcakes. they are about 185 cals a piece and trust me they a delicious.

Hungry girl uses devils food cake mix, actually any cake mix flavor will work but I've tested them and I think spice cake works the best. (my co-workers agree:)

  
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JESSYVIRGINY 10/12/2009 11:20AM

    that sound's delicious

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BETTINGONALICE 10/12/2009 10:49AM

    Me too! Please post to recipe!

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RMREEVESOLIS 10/12/2009 12:20AM

    keep up the joy of baking

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ANNSTOECKL 10/11/2009 11:37PM

    I love to bake as well; for me it is mostly bread. Your muffins sound yummy, do you have the recipe anywhere?

Blessings,
ann

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STUPIDLAMB 10/11/2009 9:48PM

    Are you a member of The Twilight Saga? If so, you should enter those recipes in our Holiday recipe forum. bettingonalice is going to take them all and make printale recipe cards to email everyone. I would love to have the pumpkin muffin recipe, mmmm.......

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A new week means new resolve.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This week is going to be about the fundamentals for me. I will make sure to go to the gym 5 days this week, I will eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and my snacks. I will try my best to get enough sleep. I will take my vitamins and drink my water. Last week, I didn't do these things and I felt it. My work hours increased due to the holidays and I let it mess with my life, I didn't plan ahead and shuffle things around. I fell back into some old habits. I need to remember that in order to keep up with my crazy life I need to take care of myself. My family, friends and coworkers depend on me- I need to stay strong for them and me.

Just wanted to add a thank you to my Sparkfriend family- your support means so much, you all encourage me to keep going. You are all just the best. Thanks a million times over!!!!!!

  
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BLONDEDOG 10/10/2009 8:41PM

    This is a wonderful blog! See how far you have come!?! Congratulations!

YOU ROCK!!!

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STACERSNAPE 10/10/2009 12:02PM

    You can do it! You've come so far already. emoticon

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RMREEVESOLIS 10/10/2009 11:53AM

    that is great you took time to reflect & see how your healthy choices really do help you in your daily life. It is great to plan ahead & you are doing awesome! great choices

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I swim.

Friday, October 09, 2009

As many of you know this has been a rough week for me. So when I get down, I put on my favorite music it always helps. One of my favs is by Jack's Mannequin It's called swim. It's about never giving up. Here are some of the lyrics

From Jack's Mannequin's new album,
The Glass Passenger)
You gotta Swim
Swim for your life
Swim for the music
That saves you
When you're not so sure you'll survive
You gotta swim
Swim when it hurts
The whole world is watching
You haven't come this far
To fall off the earth
The currents will pull you
Away from your love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the door
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Cracking me open yeah
I swim to brighter days
Despite the absense of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
For nights that wont end
Swim for your families
Your lovers your sisters
And brothers your friends
Yeah you gotta swim
For wars without cause
Swim for the lost politicians
Who don't see their greed is a flaw
[ Swim lyrics from http://www.lyricsyoulove.com/ ]
The currents will pull us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the door
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
Cracking me open now
I swim to brighter days
Despite of the absense of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There's an ocean to drift in
Feel the tide shifting away from the spark
Yeah you gotta swim
Don't let yourself sink
Just follow the horizon
I promise you it's not as far as you think
The currents will drag us away from our love
Just keep your head above
Just keep your head above
Swim
Just keep your head above
Swim, swim
Just keep your head above
Swim

I love this song it really helps me- check it out.
I'm still hanging in there!!!!

  
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JESSYVIRGINY 10/9/2009 9:08PM

    i will go and find it on playlist.com. thanks emoticon

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ME2BSEXY 10/9/2009 8:23PM

    YOU KEEP SWIMMING!

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