Sunday, October 31, 2010
Our five-week Halloween challenge is nearing its end and I wanted to thank everyone who participated!!! From Tempest272002 who came up with this unique challenge to my team mates who encouraged me on with Sparkgoodies, I say "thank you".
My team was called "No More Batwings" and we did really well! Thank you to BBKLECKA, HAMMYCAKES, MEG810 and TANGERINEWINGS!!!!
We've all had our ups and downs with this challenge but that is what life is all about. None of us, however, have been challenged as our challenge founder, Tempest272002 who has been watching her husband fight for his life over the past week. Still, she managed to encourage us on!
We are supposed to post a picture of ourselves after the five weeks have been up. I will do that shortly. I haven't noticed any big changes physically but I have noticed little things about my energy and confidence levels! My skin even looks better...no doubt a combination of the exercise, water and good nutrition!
Have a great Halloween!
P.S. Here are a couple of really bad full-length pictures of me I just took!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hello everybody and an extra shout out to my team "No More Batwings"!
Overall this hasn't been my best week with this challenge. I did okay but have had a lot on my mind and somehow feel a bit blah.
Actually, I've had a nagging headache for about a week which I think is related
to stress. I go to bed with it and wake up with it.....I know it sounds like a bad husband joke.
Anyway, I finally took the medication my doctor gave me that costs $115.00 for 6 tablets. These really work but I find I try to spare them along. Silly me! They really seem to break the pain cycle and taking them would mean I wouldn't have to take regular painkillers everyday but I guess I'm too stubborn to realize that! AND, its not like I have to pay for them as I have medical insurance. Can I add stupid to stubborn!
Throughout the week, I've tried to send spark goodies to my team members and I think (again, I'm thinking of the word stupid) I sent my team a group message.
I'm finding this challenge to be an excellent way to stay accountable both to myself and to my team! I am still lagging behind with my food journal and I'm thinking of making it public so I have to be accountable that much more. I know that keeping the food journal makes me focus on meeting my nutritional requirements, if nothing else.
Oh, we were asked to make a healthy Halloween treat and to post the link. I'm really pathetic so I made up my own treat which I called the Swamp Monster!
Since I wanted to make something we all could enjoy (by "we" I am referring to my dogs and myself and my husband)
So to do this, I took two or three bananas and cut them into sections about two-inches in length. Then I connected the lengths with toothpicks in sort of odd angles. I then spooned some peanut butter over the banana sections. To decorate my creature I used blueberries for eyes, apples for lips, and used almond slices to make the horns along the creature's back. I then placed broccoli flowerets around the base of the creature. I know this sounds pathetic but it did look cute. Unfortunately, I somehow deleted the sole picture I took of my husband pretending to be afraid of the creature. (I told you all that I'm not technologically gifted).
To serve..I removed the almond pieces and we all at our peanut butter covered banana! The dogs loved it (well by their lip-smacking it appeared they loved it!) and my husband and I did more laughing at our creation. So I guess I covered both challenge stipulations....have fun and make something healthy!
I hope everybody is having a great day and thanks for reading!
This is from a website called Halloween Costumes Canada which has a large selection of pet costumes......NO, Maddy and Louisa are not ordering costumes! I just thought it was a very funny picture!
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