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The weekend is here...

Friday, July 03, 2009

Every office seems to be closed for today and some even MOnday! But no me, nope. I have to remain open. So here I am at work, with nothing much to do. I finished most of this week's homework for my online course.

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. Since we were planing on having a big party and that couldn't be done since he is home injured, well we had a small dinner party for him last night. We made turkey lasagna with lowfat cottage cheese emoticon, big green salad, and garlic bread (yeah...I couldn't make that healthy oops). And of course I made him the cake. I just made a small simple one since I was short on time.

I took pics yesterday to see my progress. Even though they aren't very good pics but pics are pics. So here they are. I took one of my abs and I definitely need to work on those. This month or so that I was off the wagon hurt me! But that is just more reason for me to work harder.

I now see the pics of myself and I like what I see. Monday I printed out like 250 pics from last year's vacation to Mexico City. It was kind of sad seeing them. And you can see in the pictures that I am not comfortable with who I was, I totally reflect it. I had this short ugly haircut and I was chubby. Even though I Don't like them I will put them in an album. And next to it I will put the pics from my upcoming vacation to MExico City in Jan2010. I know I will keep this healthy attitude and will look fabulous!

Anyway...hope everyone has a healthy and safe 4th of July weekend!!! I'm thinking of making some Argentinean burgers with Chimichurri sauce that I saw on a Bobby Flay's new book "Burgers, Fries & Shakes!"







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JAVABEAN2 7/3/2009 2:14PM

    Have a wonderful weekend Sweetie!! The cake turned out cute! :-)

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I'm ON the wagon!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I'm so glad I came back! During the day I am exhausted with work, school (taking 2 summer college courses!), my parents, life....etc...but as soon as I hit play on those p90x dvds... i am pumped and ready to get sweaty and work my butt off! I hope this lasts... forever!

ANyway...Thanks for all the support. Guess what.. I am planning my next ink adventure. Some of you may know, I got 3 tattoos. I love them, I can just get my whole back covered, if I had the guts to lol, it hurts. But anyway... I've decided on 2 designs that I will get. One is a nautical star. My cousins and I are getting a star to represent our family. Our family fishes and takes vacations to the ocean ever since my Grandpa was alive and took my dad and uncles when they were kids. Every since then, we all go. We love it. We love the sun, the water, the salt lol, sleeping in tents, not having a bathroom lol. So we decided to get a nautical star tattoo. I already got the design semi planned out. I think I will get it on my lower back...but on my left side... kind of below the jean line...but not too close to the butt.. lol if that explains anything! maybe this will be my "private" tattoo..who knows...

Tattoo #2....I am a baker you guys know that. It's my passion, and hopefully something I will do for the rest of my life. Something I can fully make a living out of. (I might have great news about this soon! It's still not sure so I wont jinx myself!). ANyway...a cupcake tattoo. yup... a cupcake tattoo. I think I might do it as a cover up for a not so great wrist tattoo or put it at the back of my neck. I just know I need to get this. It's totally me. Ok...enough... Im way to excited about this! I'm posting the designs I like so far. I'm will personalize them a bit once the day comes but here is a "rough draft" of the tat's coming up for me!

Good night!



  
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JAVABEAN2 7/2/2009 2:58PM

    I'm sooo in LOVE with the cupcake tattoo!!!! So cute Marcia!! :-) Your ideas are great. Let us know how it all goes......."whispering"..*about the job* don't want to jinx it. ;-) take care and have a wonderful day!!

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JBSCRAPPER 7/2/2009 1:08PM

    LOL I too love that cupcake!! I don't have any tats - I'm too chicken! ;)

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FLUSTERED 7/2/2009 8:37AM

    Love the cupcake - so cool!

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LASHERTHECAT 7/2/2009 8:37AM

    Love those ideas!! Can't wait to hear your news...

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IMFIT4ME 7/2/2009 2:30AM

    Your totally sweet! I love the tats- I hate tats tho- THEY HURT! I am a big baby! LOL! I actually need to get one covered!! Its on the to-do list, but again THEY HURT!

The cupcake one is so cute! I love to bake too! I cant wait to hear the news- !!! Do spill the beans soon K- dont leave me hanging!!! (I dont believe in the whole jinxing thing- but I respect that you do and will wait patiently!!!)

I am SO glad your back too! Get to sweatin- and getting ripped girl friend!!

Joni

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Grabbing onto Wagon's rail!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Yup, that is how I feel. I'm reaching and getting on that wagon.

As some of you are aware, I've been dealing with stress in regards to my parents. They are both sick, my dad had to be taken to the hospital twice last week. It's been tough on me. I am a very serious, non-emotion showing type of person. WHich is worse, because I am completely worried/sad and upset but I just "act" strong to others. So, it's been really stressful lately. And I need something to get myself into my zone again.

I'm getting back on that wagon, my friends. I need it now more than anything, even though I do want to lose those 10 extra lbs I got to lose to reach my goal weight, I want to workout to keep my sanity in check.

I haven't done too much decorating lately, but I will be doing 2 wedding in October (official!) and I got 2 major events that are a maybe ! HEre is a cake I did for my cousin's MIL this last month. It was a Red Velvet cake with Buttercream....

Hopefully I can post more of my creations soon. I got some cake "dummies" to practice on.

Hey, we have VIDEO BLOGS now?!? that is so cool.... I would be very nervous in front of a camera, but maybe I will try it soon.

Thanks to Ana and Java for alwasy beign there...


Marcia

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JAVABEAN2 7/1/2009 12:02PM

    Beautiful cake Marcia!! =-) Jump back up on that wagon girl! You know you can do it and we know you WILL!! emoticon emoticon

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GLAMIT 6/30/2009 11:58PM

    What a fun cake, mmmm. Sorry to hear about your parents that is so hard when the people we love are sick. I hope you find some comfort soon. I too am finding exercise is a good release. (((HUGZ))))

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LEAPINGLIZARDS 6/30/2009 8:45AM

    Aw, i'm sorry your parents are sick. i know how hard it is to deal with that and still try to be strong for others. Smart move on your part to take time to take better care of yourself. Working out is not only great for your body, but also a wonderful stress reliever. You go girl! (Awesome cake, by the way!) Hope your parents are feeling better soon.
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LASHERTHECAT 6/29/2009 7:30PM

    Lovely cake...

I'm glad you are going to spend some more time on yourself and keep moving on your journey... 10 more pounds only!!

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IMFIT4ME 6/29/2009 4:50PM

    10 lbs to go!!! Me TOO!! Your right on when you think that working out will help the stress- cuz it does!!! That's why I love to work out- seems to be like an anti-depressant or something LOL!! Your awesome and you can do this! I look forward to getting to know you better! Your cake is so beautiful!!

buckle up- it helps when the wagon hits a bump- you don't get thrown completely out! LOL!


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BRIGHTBEGINNING 6/29/2009 1:37PM

    Buddy you know you can ALWAYS count on me!! I know you've been there for me...so I thank you for being part on my journey. Now....Let's steer the wagon!! WooHoo!! BTW Awesome cake!! You're cakes are always amazing. Can't wait to see more of your creations!!

Lots of Love and Hugs,
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Very sick...again...

Friday, June 05, 2009

I have come to the conclusion that I need vitamins! I got sick....again! It seems like it was just yesterday that I got sick!

I started feeling my throat hurting on friday...by Saturday it was really bad....Sunday....fever... Finally I decided to take some stronger meds so I sent my hubby across the border to get me something. So I started taking 2 kinds of meds. I was in pain, my whole body was in pain. My back, my arms, my hands....everything was hurting. With the meds my throat quickly responded. I could eat and I wasn't in such pain. I still had a cough though.

I was what seemed to be getting better only one thing, I had these terrible headaches. My sinus were congested but really bad. I didn't have a runny nose but it was so congested that my forehead, cheeks and nose hurt. I started getting really bad headaches. It seemed too much for me. I mean it has been so many days and this seemed to be getting worse. If I turned my head fast or any sudden movement caused me to go into complete dizziness. My world would go black, I had to hold on to stuff so I wouldn't fall.

Today I was laying on the couch and I realized this wasn't going away, it was getting worse. So I confronted my fear of doctors and told my hubby to please take me to one. We crossed the border and found a doctor (I don't have medical insurance so I cross the border for more affordable care). Turns out the doctor was a friend of my hubby, they went to high school together (hubby was born in california when he was old enough to start school, his dad decided to move the family back to mexico. He wanted his kids to have an better education in Mexico, which is really good by the way. Don't believe the media that says it's bad in Mexico, they are very strict and teach a whole lot more stuff than here. Anyway...they moved back to the US when they were out of high school and started college here. Back to me->) So the doctor treated me really good and guess what? I have a Sinusitis...a SEVERE Sinus infection!

He prescribed 1 antibiotic+ 2 more kinds of meds in addition to the 2 I was taking already. I am on a 10 day treatment and he said I should be okay after the treatment. If symptoms continue he will have to give me a much stronger antibiotic but he thinks it wont be necessary.

So here I am... on 5 different medication, no energy, head feels like its going to explode, and my eyes feel like they are just going to pop out of my head. I really wanted to start once again with my routine but was you can imagine, I can't. I have no strength, everything hurts....Hopefully I start feeling better soon. I just took the first dose of all the medication.

Wish me luck my friends. From now on I am not waiting so long to go to a doctor.

Thanks Sparkfriends....hope everyone is all right and I'm sorry If I haven't responded to your comments, I've been in severe pain.

See you all soon, I hope!

marcia

  
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AMALIA8 6/18/2009 7:12PM

    Don't worry so much about following a routine....worry about getting better. :) If you feel up to a small workout than do it, but if not then don't be mad at yourself. :) We're here for you and we'll be here when you're ready to get back into the swing of things! GET BETTER!

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JAVABEAN2 6/8/2009 3:41PM

    awwww..sweetie! :( I hope you feel better soon!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/5/2009 8:45AM

    Hope you feel better soon... emoticon

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Grad- Cake...

Friday, May 15, 2009

I made one of my favorites. I've been good this week and today so I'm celebrating with a slice of cake, of course one that I made. I think I'll have a piece before grad and not after. Here it is:

Dark Chocolate cake with Chocolate Fudge Buttercream & Sugared Strawberries......




Now... I got to go clean up and get ready... I have leave in about 2 hours!!! emoticon

  
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JAVABEAN2 5/18/2009 5:05PM

    beautiful!!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 5/16/2009 9:28AM

    Mmmmm Delicious!!

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MOONLIGHTSCHILD 5/15/2009 10:09PM

    oh YUM!!! enjoy it :)

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