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Sucky Tuesday coming to an end!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

As you can imagine from reading my title, today wasn't the best day. I just don't like Tuesdays. And I was so tired too today that I didn't complete my regular workout (1 hr of Plyometrics). Instead I took a run/walk for 34 minutes. I just wanted to get out and get some fresh air. It was really nice out. I got to wear shorts and just a tshirt at around 8 pm!

I'm just glad I get to sleep now. I think I'm still tired from yesterday from all that lawn mowing + my regular 1 hour workout.

Today another person told me I was an inspiration to them, and that they were planning on starting a wo rkout program. And it came from someone I least expected. It really made me feel so good. Made my run and sucky TUesday worth while.

Good Night everyone...


****Forgot to add, I got a new haircut!!!!! I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it after I have style it. I just took a shower ...

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ALANOFLINY 3/4/2009 10:34AM

    LOL - so the moral of the story was that this Tuesday wasn't all that sucky, was it? :) That's great. And you ARE an inspiration to many here!! Keep it up!


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SSUESM 3/4/2009 8:03AM

    Hope today and the rest of the week is great for you, Marcia!

Probably even on your worst days, you are continuing to inspire people without knowing it. emoticon

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March of Dimes

Monday, March 02, 2009

Today I signed up for the March of Dimes walk in Oct. March of Dimes is an organization that funds research to prevent premature births. It also takes care of mothers to prevent premature births. My sister's daughter was premature a few weeks. She weighed under 5 lbs when born. It was a very scary time for my sister and all of us because they had to do a emergency C-section to deliver her. Her name is Daniela and she just turned 1 this January. She is so beautiful and very healthy.

I guess that was one of my motivations to sign up for this. I have until Oct 24th, 2009 to raise funds for the walk. The walk will be held at park about 30 minutes from where I live. I really hope I can get a lot of sponsors and raise my goal ($300). I already have a friend of mine who wants to sign up too! We're thinking of making a team and hubby seems interested too.

If any of you would like to sponsor me please please do so here:

You can make your donation online and if you would like you can remain anonymous. We can all donate at least a $1 right? Please help me reach this goal! It really means a lot to me and it will help a great organization!

That's me and Daniela on her 1st bday in January!

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SSUESM 3/3/2009 2:26PM

    March of Dimes is a wonderful organization! You will be walking for a great cause!

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LASHERTHECAT 3/3/2009 2:11PM

    Awesome Marcia... You'll do great!!

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MAMA77 3/3/2009 1:10PM

    GREAT JOB Marcia, I will definatly give something!!! I am going to be doing a 24 hour walk in June for the American Cancer society, it is definatly AWESOME when we can all give back!!!

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6 months with SP

Saturday, February 28, 2009

So a couple of days ago was my 6 month anniversary with SP. I've lost 27 seven lbs, of the 40 I had set myself out to lose. I know I felt short from my goal date (1/17/09), but that is okay with me. Twenty seven lbs is not forty, but I'll take it!

Those 27 lbs have caused me to go down 3 jean sizes, down 1 bra size (well..not too happy about that), cleared my depression, have brought laughter and fun into my life and realize how much I was missing. I don't think I've received these many compliments, ever. My family sees me and they all compliment on how good I look. And the thing is, I've been this thin before. I used to be like 25 lbs lighter than I am today. But I don't think I ever portrayed this much happiness and health. And I think that is what they see the most. They see me vibrant and happy and that makes anyone look good.

I'm so thankful to have found SP and have found such amazing friends along the way. You are all amazing and have no idea how much I thank you for all the support. I love you all emoticons!!!

And great thanks to TDS team! It's my favorite and the one that got me where I am today.

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MAMA77 3/2/2009 8:35PM

    WOW!!! BUDDY I missed your Anniversary!!! I am so sorry:( I Am sooooo proud of you!!! You LOOK amazing and WOW 27 pounds and 3 jeans sizes is AWESOME!!!!!

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CHRISTYWVU 2/28/2009 4:44PM

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Congratulations! 27 pounds and 3 jean sizes is so amazing. Good luck with continuing on your journey!

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LASHERTHECAT 2/28/2009 4:23PM

    This is so wonderful for you Marcia!! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!! (TDS is my favourite too)

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SSUESM 2/28/2009 2:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on losing 27 lbs. and 3 jean sizes ! emoticon

You have made amazing progress, Marcia! Here's to your continued happiness and great health!


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today is a new day

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today is the start of Lent. I'm not a religious person at all. I was raised Catholic. My Mother is religious, my dad isn't. I guess I am more like him. Don't get me wrong, I believe in God, but it's the church I have issues with. But anyway... Lent is a period of sacrifice when people give up stuff for 40 days and all this other stuff. This year I will not promise to not eat chocolate (this is what I promise almost every year) or to not eat junk food, etc. This year I promise for this 40 days to be a start of a better life.

I want these days to be a jump start to a healthier me, a better person, a better sister, better mother, better wife, better daughter, better friend, and just a better human being. I don't promise this for 40 days, I want these 40 days to be the start of a whole lifetime of kindness to those around me.

I want each and every day to count. I want to kiss my hubby everyday and tell him that I love him, even if he insists the bathroom floor to be his dirty laundry basket emoticon. I want to love everyone around me, even if my son empties out his baby powder bottle all over the carpet for the 4th time. Even if my friend becomes a bridezilla. Even if the scale does not say 145.

I guess this is my time of reflection to be grateful for what I have, for those around me that love me so much. This year I wont "give up" anything, I will give love.

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LADY-IN-BLACK 2/26/2009 3:39PM

    I was born into a Catholic family and this is the first time I ever realized you could do that for lent.

Like the way you think!

More power to you my thinning friend.


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SSUESM 2/26/2009 7:46AM

    Congratulations for making a commitment to being the best you can be for the rest of your life! Giving Love and being forgiving and accepting every day of your life is so much more positive and meaningful than giving up a few things for just 40 days.


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Quinceañera cake success

Monday, February 23, 2009

So I did my first topsy turvy cake this weekend. And it went pretty smoothly. I think I'm getting faster and better at this cake decorating thing. I really love it.

My niece wanted something dark, she's in the emo stuff right now. So she decided on purple and black. The picture shows blue and black for some reason. It was a marble cake with chocolate buttercream filling. Top has her name Miros (short for Miroslava) in sugar cookies with icing, I made those too. And I added feathers on top to add a bit of height. She loved it!

SO here is a picture of the cake!

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    Oh WOW!! Girl you need to open your bakery!!! This is just awesome!! REALLY!! It looks like one of those cakes that come out it that show...what is it called..the one on the food channel...ACE OF CAKES...or one of the CHALLENGE cakes!

Awesome work buddy!! emoticon

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JAVABEAN2 3/3/2009 4:58PM

    the cake rocks!!! you did such a wonderful job on this marcia..wondeful!!!! love how you did her name in the cookies. the feathers were a good touch.

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LADY-IN-BLACK 2/26/2009 3:41PM

    Wow that is a great cake! I am not talented but you certainly it tasted wonderful too!

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MAMA77 2/23/2009 8:41PM

    OMG Marcia,

You are SOOOO talented!!!!! That Cake is AWESOME!!! Thanks for the note, yes it was so long to stand for 11 hours...and I will send in my tape. Thanks for the encouragement!!

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KALISWALKER 2/23/2009 7:21PM

    You are an artist!

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FA24LRH 2/23/2009 12:51PM

    The cake looks great!

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SSUESM 2/23/2009 12:50PM

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! Anyone who gets one of your cake designs is REALLY lucky!!!

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