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Reward for me!!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

I decided to reward myself today. Even though I don't physically have my reward yet, but it has been ordered!!

I had 2 books from an accounting class I took about 3 semesters ago laying around in my room. I was going to trash them since they don't use that edition at my college bookstore anymore so they wouldn't take them. So I found this website (there are several outhere), that you can sell back your books. They tell you how much they'll send you and you get this pre paid postage thing to send in your books. So I only had to buy an envelope for like $2 and I sent them in. That was last week, today I got $36.47 deposited into my paypal account for the books!! Y E A H!!! emoticon

So I thought to myself...what could I buy with $36.47??!?!?! Then it hit me! I need new make up! I used to wear Bare Minerals make (love it the best) and I ran out so I bought Mary Kay from my friend who sells it. I like it. But I LOVE Bare Minerals. Since I'm almost running out of the Mary Kay, well I ordered myself new make from ebay, for a total of $36.30 emoticon.

I have to say sorry to my friend, but I haven't found something better than Bare Minerals so no more Mary Kay for me! emoticon I'm so excited! And with these hot hot summer days, having a make up that you can't feel like you have a mask on is wonderful.

Just wanted to share my excitement. I can't wait. I'll check the mail every day next week!

**OH! I almost forgot. I started all over with my SP weight loss goal. So it readjusted my calories and stuff to lose those last few lbs. They were 10 lbs before now, they are 14 (gained a few). And the reward is for me losing 1 lbs lol. I lost 1 lb! I weighed myself today I am so happy! I can't believe I am in the losing zone again!

It's hard now, because it seems I'm losing inches instead of weight, which is good I guess. I have a pair of capri jeans I bought like a month ago and they are lose on me today!!!! Wow... I'm so happy! See...those cookies I attacked the other day weren't taht bad.... lol

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BIKERCHICK74 8/8/2009 9:48AM

    WAY TO COOL!! That is all I use... Way too Cool!!!!

You are a great lady!!!
Keep sparking!

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    I love Bare MInerals too! What a great reward!! Congrats on your goals too. They sound awesome! So glad you are doing well. Bel :)

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ATCHARLES 8/7/2009 5:28PM

    I really like Bare Minerals too! They make you look flawless and won't break out if you fall asleep with it on! We should always reward ourselves instead of punishing ourselves:)

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LASHERTHECAT 8/7/2009 1:55PM

    YOu deserve it...despite the cookies!! emoticon

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    Ha ha ha!! Oooo those cookies!! You had to mention them again..LOL I'm soo excited for you as well. I now the feeling of getting new make feels like a child getting a brand new toy!! Yaaay! I've gotta try that Bare Mineral makeup. I've hear of it before, but i guess you just convinced me to look into Well good luck reaching you're new goal...OH! and Hey...I'll take the inches instead of the lbs anytime!!! You're doing awesome! Keep it up and you will reach your goal. Remember it takes don't get discourage...It will all pay off! Marcia also remember another thing....i'm here to share OUR journey!! And we will succeed together! Well again....Enjoy your new makeup!! And KNow that you're BEAUTIFUL with or without Bare (((hugs)))

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  it's always good to treat yourself well!

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Zuchinni & Muffin comentor on my blog missing!!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I've lost you! Okay, so I am looking at my commentsand I was responding to them, and somehow deleted one of them. I can't remember your user name. But you mentioned baking zuchinni bread and muffins!

Please if you are out there please respond. I wont be an idiot trying to manage 6 screens at a time and delete your comment again. I was going to ask your for your zuchinni bread recipe! lol (for my parents I swear...ok ok... I was going to try it just a bit THEN, all to my parents.)

Hope you are out there and see this!!!


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SDOUGLAS8 8/6/2009 3:19PM

    Ha! I did see it! And it was me! Sorry you deleted me.

I made regular and gluten free muffins which did you need the recipe for? I think I only posted about the regular ones (that I ate - gluten free are for my son.) I can message it to you tonight when I get home. I am at work now.

Your blog made me smile! ;o)

You'll have to promise you won't eat them all ok!

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totally ashamed.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I made some whole wheat snickerdoodle cookies really good, low cal about 70 each. WELL.... I kind of ate a lot. I mean.... a lot! emoticon emoticon

Like... 10. I don't know I was just mad at life or something I don't know. But I attacked the cookies. For lunch and dinner I had a healthy minestrone soup I made. So I don't feel bad about lunch or dinner, just those cookies...arrghh..

Oh well, so instead of doing strength training (p90x) I did Zumba to burn more calories. I love zumba! I fee like I'm out with friends dancing! Now I have to take a shower. I stink! emoticon

** In case you are wondering if I take pictures of everything I eat...well the answer is no. lol. I am a member of and I am always trying new recipes so I take pics to upload with the reviews. Plus I like photography...and I don't I have many friends so that means a lot of lonely time at home bored.

**If anyone wants the recipe here is the link! I really recommend this cookie so so good! And completely 100% whole wheat!! :D

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KIM122278 8/6/2009 3:31PM

    mmm mmm mmm ay! esas galletas!! Yo se como sientes, amiga!! You can REALLY cook, girl! Don't worry about taking the pictures of the foods you eat.. A mi me ENCANTA verlas y salen muy claras y bonitas! Tu estas haciendo MUY bien, Marcia, y YO SE que te vas a poner on track..No te preocupes..Con todos los ejercicios que haces, tu metabolismo esta MUY rapido pa'quemarlos como si NADA!! emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 8/6/2009 3:10PM

    Hey now! Great honesty. I think we shouldn't be surprised when we overdo it on certain foods, especially carbs. Your muscles are fully fueled now go break a sweat.

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IMADAREDEVIL 8/6/2009 10:27AM

    Today is a whole new day, you can't change yesterday!

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    Marcia, those cookies look delicious!! Mmmm! Who could have resisted?! Don't worry today is another day...if you still have some leftovers, HANDS OFF!! You had plenty yesterday!!..LOL Hey, I'm always looking forward to your pictures. Keep posting!

Have a WONDERFUL day Marcia!

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GLAMIT 8/6/2009 9:31AM

    Those are mouth watering, yummy. I love your pix and it shows why you couldn't resist and we all understand by looking at those cookies, lol. Thanks for the recipe~

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BIKERCHICK74 8/6/2009 9:29AM

    Hee Hee you are funny! I am glad you want to share the recipe BUT no thank you. I will eat the whole thng TOO.... SO I will pass. LOL

Do not feel bad just say hey it is another day... Hugs

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IMFIT4ME 8/6/2009 8:45AM

    You too cute! I cant imagine you lonely! Your such a fun person! I think if we lived close we'd be fat- cuz I'd wanna do bake-offs with you !! welll.. at least the people around us would be fat! I love baking too!

Your good- whats a meer 700 cals of goodness! :) its only one day- damage comes when you continue for days eating cookies and things!

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ATCHARLES 8/6/2009 8:35AM

    You make them look so can you resist? Just work harder at it today:)

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LASHERTHECAT 8/6/2009 8:19AM

    Well... you had a cookie party I guess... They really sound good. I'm happy you accept it was a mistake, not the end of the world. Today's a new day....don't eat any cookies!!

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TINY67 8/6/2009 7:32AM

    I like your blog and I love those cookies so I will try your recipe. Everyone has at some time had a need to feel ashamed but we go on. Great blog.

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    I love your blog- you sound a bit like me love recipes but once i make something i usually cannot stop myself! But at least you exercised.


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CRANBYRRE 8/6/2009 1:42AM

    Ah, losing one battle doesn't mean the war is lost. Way to go, going to the zumba class!

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JANLEEW 8/6/2009 1:40AM

    Be not ashamed. Track the calories, own them and eat better tomorrow!
They sound good. I just don't make cookies so therefore I don't eat them. LOL.

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JANIEWWJD 8/6/2009 1:30AM

    emoticonDon't feel bad. Just get back on the bandwagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, August 03, 2009

I was this close to making a video blog....yeah...I didn't know what to say, maybe some other time lol.

Anyway, today was the last day to do my online course final, and like the good procrastinator that I am, I just finished it, 30 mins. before it was due! :D Hey! At least I did do it!

Today was a very chill Sunday. One good exciting thing that happened was, I made my own pizza!!! Yup, scratch crust, scratch sauce! It was a whole wheat pizza thin crust topped with lots and lots of veggies, turkey bacon and cheese (part skim mozzarella). I am so proud! I've never made pizza dough before, I actually haven't work that much with yeast before and it came out so good! Me and hubby were so impressed lol. I also made my own chicken wings...yeah I know, not that good but they weren't fried!!! They were baked and it was like my cheat meal. ANyway....the pizza is delicious! LOVE IT!

The batch made enough for 2 crust so I froze the other one. I'll probably make it on friday with a nice big salad this time no wings!

Friday night was a lot of fun. Me, my 2 sister in laws, and mother in law went out. We went to a casino that has a rock band playing, it was fun. Then we went to the bar where my hubby was playing and we danced and danced the night away. I did drink quite a bit but I danced alot so I guess I made up for the calories, plus I did Zumba that day.

Anyway... my mother in law and hubby commented on how good I was getting at my dancing lol. So, starting next week every Tuesday and Thursday I'll be going to my MIL's house and workout to Zumba with them for an hour! They have recruited me as their instructor! emoticon I'll let you guys know how that goes!

So it's late, and I have to go to bed. My hubby starts to work tomorrow (he's a teacher, school starts tomorrow here). And my son will be going to daycare again starting tomorrow so I'm trying to put him to bed.

Here is the pizza!! Delicious! (half cheese for my son!)

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YOMIS18 8/5/2009 12:23PM

    OMG MARCIA!! Pasame la receta de la Pizza se ve super rica!! MMMM!!!

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IMFIT4ME 8/3/2009 5:35PM

    so you cook great too! LOL! Your amazing! The pizza does look SO GOOD!

Nice to see you posting ! :)

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LASHERTHECAT 8/3/2009 9:40AM

    Great you've got your family going on Zumba!! And that pizza looks delish!

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    Pizza looks so delicious! Great job especially since it's the first time you made it... emoticon

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Is it me????

Friday, July 31, 2009

So I've been trying to make a habit of taking vitamins. I am really bad at remembering to take pills, that is why I don't take birth control pills, but that is a whole different story! emoticon

I am taking Equate Women's One Daily (walmart brand). And every time I take them, my stomach starts feeling all queezy. Today I had ceral for breakfast, and like 2 hours later an apple. Right after the apple I took my vitamin. My stomach started hurting, then I knew...I had to throw up.

I ran to the office bathroom right on time to throw up all my delicious apple! (TMI sorry).

Does this happen to anyone else?

Is it the brand of vitamin?

Do I need to have a full stomach to take it?


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    I was using the same vitamins and experienced the same problems! Glad to know I'm not the only one. I quit taking them, unfortunately I have not found another to take yet.


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HAIRFIXER1 8/1/2009 12:00AM

    I just read you blog and I have had the same problem in the past and one of my clients (I'm a hairdresser) told me to take Flintstones Gummy vitamins and I don't have any problem taking them and they have several to choose from. One for bone building and another with extra vit. C and I am sure there are others. I take them right before bed and I haven't had a problem at all. and for a extra bonus the actually taste good!!

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SDOUGLAS8 7/31/2009 3:45PM

    I always had to take my prenatal vitamins at bed time because if I was away they really upset my stomach. That worked for me.

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MARIELAMS 7/31/2009 2:15PM

    Thank you!

WXMAN1995-Thanks for the links!

I think I will try taking them with dinner, if that doesn't help, I'm seeking helP! I really want to take them, but what's the point when I am throwing up! Maybe I should try a name brand?!? I'll switch for sure.

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LASHERTHECAT 7/31/2009 2:08PM

    I would not suggest chewable vitamins... They can damage the enamel of your teeth.

Ask the pharmacist...

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SALLYPUMPKIN 7/31/2009 2:03PM

    Talk it over with your doctor. Or maybe you can talk to the pharmacist @ Wal-Mart (if you have a pharmacist). Good luck! I hope you feel better

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WXMAN1995 7/31/2009 1:58PM

    Found this useful link...


Also, chewable vitamins seem to be easier for a lot of people.


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