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Monday, October 10, 2011

Did you read spark's editors choice on your start page? The one talking about the top 4 fattening fall foods? Uh, yea. Please disregard my pumpkin bread recipe!!!!!!

On another note, this week begins fruit and veggie week. On top of keeping up with your protein from last week, this week you are aiming for between 3 to 5 fruits and veggies. 3 is the minimum each day and we want to be up to 5 by the end of the week. Your homework is to look up what an actual serving size is. You may be surprised at how much or how little is considered a serving size.

OK guys, get after it and have a great day. And do not bake or eat that pumpkin bread!

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MOONBIRD 10/13/2011 10:41PM

    I love pumpkin bread! I made some a couple weeks ago and ate way too much of it. LOL It's just so good.

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IMIN2GENES 10/12/2011 2:15PM

    LOL! Girl, you just crack me up. I'm not giving up my occassional pumpkin bread. You can't make me... emoticon

I did well with the protein; but freggies... *SIGH* I really need to work on those. Especially the "F" part.

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KAMAPERRY 10/10/2011 9:56PM

    Love my fruits and veggies!

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DAISY443 10/10/2011 3:52PM

    Saw it and thought of you-still nice thoughts! I think all your friends should go back and "Like" your recipe!

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GRACEISENUF 10/10/2011 3:27PM

    Getting my freggies in and thinking of you! :)


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CELLISTA1 10/10/2011 2:26PM

    Yep, I read that article - and the one about the calories in miniature halloween candies. I'm going to have apple wedges dipped in honey, which I like better anyway.

So yes, I did the protein thing last week, which was easy for me because I love protein. I did my homework, chief, and now I know what 3-5/day looks like. Looking forward to a lovely week of apples, cantaloupe, oranges, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus etc. (bought all that and more at the farmers market yesterday).

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TURTLERASKIN 10/10/2011 1:17PM

    I know! I saw that article, and my first thought was your pumpkin bread (and my second was, oh pumpkin lattes must be back at Starbucks!). Well, I have a recipe from Sunset for pumpkin soup that looks okay; I'll try and it see if it gives me the same happy pumpkin thoughts as pumpkin bread and pumpkin spice lattes!

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/10/2011 1:17PM

    Ha...well...everything in moderation, right? :)

- Michelle

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CANNIE50 10/10/2011 1:09PM

    You're so funny. Do you feel like you have been sent to the Spark version of the principal's office for being a bad influence? I have a little guess as to what word you said when you saw that article about pumpkin bread. Okay, I need to get my fruits and vegetables in this week. I don't want the "bad girl" coming after me......... emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/10/2011 12:42PM

    Oh crap! All of my favorite fall treats are right there saying, "ha ha, you can't eat me!" I did make "pumpkin bites" with the kids this weekend, and at only 34 calories a bite, not too bad. It's just a spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin, that's it! Mix the two together, use a 1 inch scoop to drop balls onto a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and TADA! Delicious pumpkin treat!

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The next challenge is....

Friday, October 07, 2011

emoticonWe are going to eat our fruits and veggies. Yep, we sure are. You can start this weekend or you can wait till Monday but we are aiming for between 3 and (ultimatly) 5 fruits/veggies a day. emoticonYour homework is to look up what an actual serving size is and also, to get thee to a grocery store/farmer's market or nearest tree and get you some FREGGIES! emoticon

Do NOT leave your protein behind! emoticonI am sure you noticed a few changes just in the last couple of days, like you have more energy, you don't feel as hungry and it helps you stay on track to focus on hitting a goal.

Remember, this is back to basics. Do your best and let's get this eating thing under control and working FOR us, not against us.

WE are doing great, let's keep moving forward!

Besides this, what are you struggling with? What do you want to work on next?

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MSKANGA 10/10/2011 7:53AM

    Fresh Veggies rock. My husband used to be of the "that is not food, that is what food eats camp" and then he discovered what fresh veggies that have not been over cooked taste like.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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LINDAJ0621 10/8/2011 1:24PM

    So, I am the oddball. Veggies are no problem for me ever! It's the fruit that is! I like summer fresh fruit and berries and melons, but am not a fan of most "winter" fruits. I know I can get the summer ones, but they cost an arm and a leg out of season. I will try harder.

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CHELEMIA 10/7/2011 3:31PM

    I couldn't get to the store last week and freggies suffered. to replace I used canned tomato soup.
Also for me the best thing to do for back to basics is plan!! AHEAD!!
I have been slacking ... cook dinner.... with what??? never shopped??? look in freezer??? R U crazy its a mess in there!! dine chinese, PIZZA!!! (No cheese!! )
So this AM (I have 24 hours off..Whoopee!!)
I took every thing out of freezer and documented.....
I re organised stand up freezer....Whadda ya know...frozen Freggies!!!!
(I am eating breakfast right now...frozen watermelon ice, yogurt, and fridge biscuit.)
next comes the meal plans for the week.....
then the shopping list and finallly the shopping ....before Sunday!!!
Then I enter the foods so I just have to adjust what I substituted...also because of the pain of redoing it keeps me motivated to stay on track...

Hubby is tracking this week!!!! Yeah Bobby Mac 52!! PLEASE send a thought his way! He has A LOT to loose and not a lot of past success!!!!!

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DAISY443 10/7/2011 3:19PM

    Love and eat veggies constantly! Fruit I have a harder time with! If tomatoes really are fruit then I am good to go!

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KKINNEA 10/7/2011 1:21PM

    Thanks for doing this MamaD - I really like having a good buttkick!

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GRACEISENUF 10/7/2011 12:25PM

    I'm really help that I juice cuz then I get lots of veggies in at the start of the day.

Last night I found myself noshing on some protein (chicken drumstick at 8:30 pm)...then moved onto dark chocolate covered power berries from Trader Joe's after that. Not quite the challenge I should be taking late in the evening.

Today IS a new day! :)

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CANNIE50 10/7/2011 11:51AM

    I knew this was coming. Fruits are one thing - vegetables are much more challenging. But, I have a plan. I am making my version of enchiladas today, using ground turkey, and I am chopping mushrooms up very fine, grating carrots, and adding them, along with vegetarian refried beans, to the meat. Don't anyone tell me beans are not a vegetable - I am sticking my fingers in ears (why do vegetables bring out the brat in me? I don't know, but they do). Besides, beans are a great source of protein. I don't like them alone but I don't mind them mixed with other things. Thanks Mama - I needed this. For you, I will do this. PS How goes the dust? emoticon emoticon

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HEYBUTT 10/7/2011 10:43AM

    Oh those daunting freggies! (well, more veggie--fruit's easier to get in).

I have a tip for helping learn serving sizes. Use frozen veggies. Those steamer bags have 4 1/2 cup servings. And it's so simple to eat the whole bag (240 calories for a whole bag of mixed veg which has carrots, corn, peas, and green beans--all "beginner friendly" veggies). And eating the whole bag means four servings down the hatch in one simple meal (I toss a piece of chicken or crumbled turkey burger into the veggies to give more flavor so I use NO butter and sometimes can even skip adding extra salt). (and if you go for less starchy veggies the calories are even lower--a bag of green beans is only 120 calories for the WHOLE BAG. 4 servings of veggie and low starch/calorie--BONUS!)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/7/2011 10:27AM

    I love getting back to basics!

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HARTLEYO 10/7/2011 10:07AM

    It is too true. I have been eating my grains and freggies for 20 days and I feel better, I don't get as hungry, I have more energy AND I am fitter.


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pumpkin bread recipe

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pumpkin bread recipe (Yes I know it is not spark certified and feel free to make changes but this is the best pumpkin bread you will ever eat).

Mix dry ingredients together:
3 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp each nutmeg, cinnamon,cloves, ginger or pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
You can use more of less of the spices at your discretion.

Make a well in the flour mix and add into the hole:
4 eggs
2 cup canned (or fresh) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix but just pumpkin)
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup water
1 cup of walnuts (optional)

Mix well and bake for 1 hour. Makes 2 standard size loaves. Can be made into muffins, mini loaves or mini muffins as well. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
No I dont have the nutritional information and I really dont want to know! lol.

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DOODIE59 10/10/2011 8:40PM

    I just saw your friend feed where you tell people to ignore your pumpkin bread recipe because SP has said it is one of the four most fattening seasonal foods. I just wanted to tell you that in all my banana bread and apple cake recipes I replace ALL the butter/fat/oil w the same amount of thick apple sauce. Your cake/bread will be a little denser (maybe won't rise as high) but it will still be delicious ... just a thought:)

Happy Halloween!

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/7/2011 7:24PM

    Evil, thy name is pumpkin bread!

I love pumpkin bread and I have half a dozen ripe pumpkins in my backyard waiting to to cooked up into something delicious. I know what I am making this weekend!

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DESERTFLOWER8 10/7/2011 5:58PM

    yummmmmmm..looks like my oven will be seeing some action this weekend..the perfect thing at the perfect time..thx for posting!

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BECKYB73 10/7/2011 2:16PM

    I was hoping you'd share this!! Been thinking about those cake pops since yesterday!!!


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JOMAMA99 10/7/2011 11:49AM

    Yum, thanks for sharing, I think I have some pumpkin in the pantry, will make this weekend!

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SARAWALKS 10/7/2011 8:17AM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 10/7/2011 8:03AM

    Sounds great!

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    Mmmmm...sounds delicious!!! :)

- Michelle

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DAISY443 10/7/2011 5:57AM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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TERRYT55 10/7/2011 1:15AM

    I LOVE this recipe.........I make the same one! I make a caramel glaze too. Yummy

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JO88BAKO 10/6/2011 11:12PM

    Sounds good and I love pumpkin. Thanks!

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CANNIE50 10/6/2011 11:10PM

    Well, aren't you the busy little sugar-bee? This does sound delicious. PS I mentioned your protein challenge in my status and one of my SPfriends, a new Sparkler, asked me "what's a MamaDwarf". It made me giggle. I told her a MamaDwarf is not a what, she's a who - a VERY popular Sparkler. I linked her to your blog, of course. Let us hope she is not currently doing a sugar-free challenge....... emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 10/6/2011 11:01PM

    I don't want to know the nutritional info. either..that'll ruin the fun of making it and the taste!


Thanks for sharing cuz I LOVE pumpkin.

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Uh oh, guess what I did today?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I did NOT make cake pops but I DID make pumpkin bread pops... Gah! I know. I am such a freak.

I got inspired yesterday when I met Kelly and her friend for coffee and she was eating a pumpkin cream cheese centered muffin. I had a bite and it was fabulous so of course, I had to take it to the next level.

So I came home and baked (the family recipe) pumpkin bread. Then I crumbled it into peices and added cream cheese frosting, rolled it into balls, stuck them in the freezer and today went and got orange candy coating and sprinkles and this is the final product.

Then I took some to 2 of my neighbors, sent a box with Kelly to her boyfriend's family and even took some down to the guys at the Napa Auto parts store that we do business with. I had them in really cute halloween boxes and they are not only adorable, they are crazy delicious. I ate two and stuck the last dozen in the freezer for last minute gifts or for some little kids that may come by in the next few weeks.

It was really fun but baking is a bad, bad temptation for me but I did pretty good only eating two and I got them out of the house as fast as possible! I wish I could send one to every one of you guys for halloween. I mean, ONE wouldn't hurt. Right?

PS: Here is the recipe for cake pops. Yes MICHAEL's craft store has all different colored candy coating. If you try to die almond bark, it gets clumpy.

1 baked cake (any flavor) (or I used pumpkinbread. cant have any crispy bits or crunchy things in it or they fall apart)
1 16 oz tub of frosting (any flavor) (you will only use 3/4 of the can)
Chocolate candy melts wafers (available at Michael's craft store or baking supply store) (any flavor)
sprinkles or decor of any kind

Bake a cake (use a box mix or home recipe) according to directions. Let cool about 20 minutes or more.
Crumble it into small, fine crumbs in a large bowl. Use your hands for best results. Pick out any crispy bits.
Add 3/4 of a 16 oz. can of frosting (you made me a bit more).
Mix well. It should be soft enough to form a ball but not sticky.
You can put the mix in the frig for a little bit to make the dough easier to form if desired.
I use a 1" scoop, form the balls with my hands. Then place on a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
When all the balls are formed, put in the freezer for at least 20 minutes or for several hours or days.

When you are ready to coat the balls, take them out of the freezer.
Melt the chocolate coating in the microwave in a fairly deep bowl (a 2 cup glass measuring cup works great). Melt 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. When it is just melted (like you can still see a few small chunks), stir to completly melt. DO NOT OVERCOOK THE CHOCOLATE! Then add 1 tsp of vegetable oil (not olive oil) at a time until the chocolate is fairly thin and runny.
Get the cake pop/candy sucker sticks ready and dip into the chocolate by about 1/2" then stick into each ball. Let dry. (This helps them stay on the stick when you dip them.
One by one, dip the cake balls into the chocolate. Dip all the way into the melted chocolate and try not to twist. Just dunk and lift. If it is too thick, add more oil and stir well.
Lean ball sideways over the bowl and tap stick gently on the bowl to let excess chocolate drip off. Then put ball side down on the waxed paper OR put the stick side down into that green floral styrofoam to dry.

If you want to add sprinkles or candy bits, sprinkle on after the balls have been sitting for a few seconds but not quite dry. You can also add a contrasting drizzle of melted chocolate.

Can be stored on the counter top for 2-3 days or in the freezer for many weeks. I recommend keeping in the freezer. They are really good straight from the freezer, too.The frig does not work well because it makes the pops sweat.

If you GOOGLE cake pops, there are videos that show you how to do it this. The more you do it, the easier it is. It takes a bit of practice but the possibilities and flavor combinations are endless!

Get the skinny lollipop sticks. michaels has them and the chocolate melts too...
also for cute items, get colorful cupcake wrappers. For other ideas for parties or events. my sister swears by "the perfect browinie pan" that is sold all over the place. I gotta say, they are super amazing and you can always frost them. ANother cute thing to do is take regular size marshmallows, put a stick in them and dip them in the chocolate and then roll in sprinkles or nuts. They look fabulous and are super easy and cheap to do. You can also do the long pretzel rods the same way. dip them halfway and then put sprinkles on them. Good luck and have fun!!

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IMIN2GENES 10/12/2011 2:22PM

    emoticon Now I really want some pumpkin bread or muffins!

Thanks for sharing this idea. Cool!

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ANAJAK 10/11/2011 5:25AM

    These are so great and prolly extreme danger zone for AnaJak. On a somewhat related note I really wish we had Halloween here.

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SHERLYN-WILL 10/7/2011 9:21PM

    BACK TO SAY thank you for posting more details! YAY!! THANKS for the heads'up that you did!

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KAMAPERRY 10/7/2011 3:00PM

    Drooling here!

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/7/2011 2:04PM

    Those. Look. Amazing.

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ERIN4771 10/7/2011 8:21AM

    how creative are you?!?! seriously, they look amazing! and i want some emoticon

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    OMG - these sound DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I might have to make some for Christmas this year. Add those with my peanut butter fudge and my entire work gang will be in heaven! :) Thank you so much for sharing - I've been wondering how on earth you made those dang cake pops.

- Michelle

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LUVDOGZ 10/7/2011 6:37AM

    How cute and yummy!!!

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DAISY443 10/7/2011 6:03AM

    Stop it! I can't stand it! You are tempting me! Stop it! They look wonderful! Stop it! Nah, I secretly enjoy your cake pops vicariously! Keep showing us all this wonderful stuff!

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JUNEBUG150 10/7/2011 12:20AM

    They sound wonderful and they look so neat!! I will have to give this one a try. I think my 4 grandchildren would go crazy over them, well actually I think the 5th one, who is 20 years old, would too! Thank you for sharing emoticon

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KKINNEA 10/6/2011 11:12PM

    Sounds so good!!

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LIVE_N_LEARN1 10/6/2011 10:31PM

    cute, but making me want some sweets!! :/

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CANNIE50 10/6/2011 10:23PM

    Mama emoticon making me drool on my computer emoticon. These are mighty cute, I have to say.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/6/2011 9:56PM

    Me want. Oh and the pumpkin bread recipe too.

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SHERLYN-WILL 10/6/2011 9:38PM

    OHHHHH you made me think about something cool... one of my relatives is having a shower... these would be so cool at it.. because they are going with a "FALL" theme in decorating.. PUMPKINS/LEAVES/MUMS etc..

These would be cool sticking out of some kind of container...??

TELL me didn't you do a blog on making cake balls??
I will try to find it...

IS there actually ORANGE coating at the stores.. or did you add food coloring to the almond bark coating????

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VAMANOS 10/6/2011 9:37PM

    I'll take a dozen. I'll eat two and share the rest, thanks! emoticon

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CINDYLUFUS 10/6/2011 9:35PM

    I love baking too....but if I make something, it's a huge weakness and I want to eat whatever I make. So I also have to try to give it away. It's so hard!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/6/2011 9:33PM

    Need my address?

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GRACEISENUF 10/6/2011 9:26PM

    They are so cute and I WANT ONE!

Trick or treat!

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BIGMAMAT 10/6/2011 9:16PM

    AWWWWW. Pretty! emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 10/6/2011 9:16PM

    Looks like you have baking under control! Great ideas and lots of fun, thanks for sharing this. I wish I could have one- I'm going to try to make some soon:-) emoticon

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what does your back seat look like?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Come on. Admit it. You drive along in your car, you drink stuff, you eat stuff. Today I was putting groceries in the back seat of my truck and there were about 20 items back there. I immediatly wondered what you all would think if you saw that.

I would not be embarrased. They were all empty water bottles.
No food wrappers, no candy bars wrappers, just water bottles.
And I even recycle them!

That is not always the way it was. A few years ago, it was filled with McDonalds wrappers, 32 oz. soda cups, candy bar wrappers, diet pepsi cans (cause I used to always drink diet soda cause then, in my mind, I could have cookies) and a bunch of other junk. That was only the things I would admit to. There were many, many other items that I would get rid of before I got home because I didn't want anyone to know exactly how much I was actually eating.

But today, I am proud of how I have changed my life. I can go to the store withouth eating something there or on the way home. I can cook without eating a whole meals worth before I even have dinner. I am not hiding anything anymore. That makes me happy.

The only thing besides water bottles is a bunch of black dog hair from Stitchy from when we go to where we walk at night. I can live with that.

So, truthfully, what is laying around in the back seat of your car?

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GRACEISENUF 10/6/2011 9:30PM

    Two boxes of kleenes. I am a neat freak about my car. lol

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JOMAMA99 10/6/2011 8:37PM

    My back seat has dog hair. My front passenge seat has my gym stuff. I don't usually eat in my truck and my water bottle goes everywhere with me.

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LESLIES537 10/6/2011 8:09PM

    That's great stuff right there. Hmmm...ok I'll play. (I'm actually in my car right now on my phone while the kids practice baseball so this is perfect timing.) We got 3 water bottles, a Wendy's empty chili cup, too many toys to count, a pillow pet, a pair of shoes, a clown wig, toilet paper, hair brush, coffee cup, a flag holder?!, plastic army men, and a couple pairs of socks. I guess that's not bad. Hey, you asked! LOL emoticon

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BADASSBLONDIE 10/6/2011 12:13PM

    Love this!!!

My passenger seat well always gets more crowded than my back seat. I have things for lab, some healthy emergency food (for class days so I don't hit the vending machine), and granola bar wrappers. :D

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GREENEYES2020 10/6/2011 11:34AM

    Glad it has changed--props to you!

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/6/2011 11:30AM

    I try not to look, my teenagers sit back there and it could be scary lol! My front seat now has empty water bottles, hand towels for the gym or when I run on the rain and my reusable shopping bags. Nothing anymore to be ashamed of. A few years ago it was a lot of fast fod bags and candy wrappers.

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SLFRISBEY 10/6/2011 10:29AM

    I think I have half of the beach on Lake Michigan in the back seat of my car thanks to my dogs! Other than that, most of the junk is from my husband, my contributions on road trips include nuts, water, the occasional soda for caffiene and coffee! :)

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TURTLERASKIN 10/6/2011 10:09AM

    Truth be told -- nothing. I drive a convertible and I learned the hard way that keeping anything in the car is dangerous when the top's down! So I patrol the vehicle every time I get out. But in my old car -- oy!

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DAISY443 10/6/2011 8:36AM

    I checked. Besides 3 empty water bottles, there is a plastic tub with an air pump (my camper tires tend to deflate at inopportune times), my tool box, a yoga mat, my 3 pound weights, a sweat shirt, jumper cables, a phone book, 3 audio books, Daisy dog dishes for food and water, a spare leash, and a partridge in a pear tree (kidding about that!) Now, if we're talking about the passenger seat there is an empty McDonalds bag, but I tracked it and it didn't put me over for the day. I do love McDonalds but just not nearly as often as I used to!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 10/6/2011 8:35AM

    You know I had an affair with popeyes 2 years ago and that was really the extent of my fast food days! I did eat chocolate on the way from the grocery store!!! Now if I buy 1 bar I keep and wait to make coffee and actually enjoy it!!! On My back seat is my gym bag and baby seats emoticon

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    It sure is nice to see just how far we've come. :)

Have a fabulous day - and thank you...

- Michelle

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WATCHMEGO2 10/6/2011 7:38AM

    I am happy to report that there is nothing in my back seat except for my pre-packed gym bag (and some dirt, lol)

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KITHKINCAID 10/6/2011 12:48AM

    Good question. I wish I had a back seat, but I don't drive. However, I did make a rule a while before starting Spark that I would never again consume food on the bus (or any other mode of public transportation). #1 - it's gross and unsanitary, #2 - other people don't need to see me shoving my face full of stuff. So far, so good. A couple of times I've had to break out the emergency granola bar cause I was on my way from A to B with no dinner break between, but I've managed to stick to the rule pretty well. Definitely no more scarfing down fast food fries on the way home to another dinner. Congrats on your change!

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TALLGUY42 10/5/2011 11:10PM

    Funny enough, my back seat is spotless.

I HATE clutter in my truck so my kids know there had better be nothing left behind.

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MELLYBEANS0919 10/5/2011 11:00PM

    Nothing food related, we don't eat in the car.

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PINK-PEONY 10/5/2011 10:53PM

    How telling when we get our lives in order, we get our cars cleaned out, our friends can come by our houses and we don't meet them outside the front door, and even our purses don't have quite as much "stuff" in them. I loved this blog. My car always has tween clothes in it. My gym bag is in the trunk, and a sack hangs on the passenger armrest for junk mail so it never even goes into the house.


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HGSGUY 10/5/2011 10:19PM

    There was a time in my life when the back seat looked like a dumpster! Well, actually, the whole care looked like a dumpster. Now I keep it clean! I don't eat at drive through windows (when I am at home) or generally eat food in my car. My water bottle is a refillable type, so I keep it with me. Today however, i finished a diet soda on my way home, put the top on it and tossed it to the very back of the van. I thought "who will know"? I guess you did, and wrote this blog!

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    ...I have a lot of clothes and shoes in mine...and papers...and water bottles!! An occasional soda bottle...but really my biggest pile-up in my car is the clothes. I'm not really sure why....
I, too, can remember when it was filled with fast food bags...because darnit, I love me some fast food....but I've curbed that love and only end up there when there is NO other option!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 10/5/2011 10:05PM

    Recycling and a case of water! Not eating everywhere I went was a very tough habit to break for me.

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/5/2011 9:57PM

    My bf and I share a car and we keep it pretty tidy. But when I had my own car, boy oh boy was I living like an animal! I would have kinds of crazy and questionable things back there. But one thing I can say, and proudly, is that when I got on the healthy train I made a vow never to eat on the go. And that meant while driving. Occasionally I will eat in front of the tube but only on certain occasions. Now I try to eat mindfully and enjoy my food and company, instead of scarfing down some fat from a no good drive-thru!

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CELLISTA1 10/5/2011 9:55PM

    Car-seats for the two little grand-daughters, even though they only come here a couple of times a year. Having the seats there makes me feel good.

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CANNIE50 10/5/2011 9:34PM

    Errands and papers I need to tend to. I did go to the Post Office today so I got a couple things off my guilt list, but I need to just hitch up my Sparkly big girl pants and DEAL WITH the stuff in my car that is there precisely because I need to deal with it. Because, procrastination, for me, leads to overeating because I am an anxiety-eater. So, thank you for the reminder. PS I take full credit for this blog because I was thinking about you and wishing I could hear from you and VOILA, there was a notice about your blog. Yup, it's all about me, Mama.

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IMIN2GENES 10/5/2011 9:29PM

    Nothing!! I make sure we clean it all out daily... LOL! But, notably missing are the candy wrappers, soda cans. It's so much better! Congrats to you with only water bottles.

PS - I'm good on my protein so far!

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CHELEMIA 10/5/2011 9:28PM

    Carls jr turkey burger wrapper, water, water bottles, toys(garage sales) and hand weights.

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