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Second Time Around

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recently, I married my best friend. Although this is my second trip down the aisle, it is after having been a widow for over 9 years. God has blessed me once again with a loving, caring, and compassionate husband. I am in love, blissfully happy and content!

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Never Quit Pledge

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To Stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER!

It's my 2nd anniversary with SparkPeople and I have learned so much! Each day is a new day!

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SAMI199 6/28/2012 7:42PM

    You are a Winner! Happy 2nd SparkVersary.my friend!

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Raw Apple Pie Dessert

Monday, April 09, 2012

When making the decision to transition from the S.A.D to a raw foods lifestyle, what initially caused the most angst was the thought of having to give up desserts. I love desserts. I prefer to eat dessert as the main course, and then eat the rest of the food! As an avid baker, there is always something sweet to eat in my house.

After cleaning the pantry and fridge to get rid of the foods that I choose not to eat anymore, i.e. junk foods, white rice, white flour, butter, sugar, etc., I panicked since these included my baking essentials. I thought surely that I am setting myself up for failure, as there was no way I would stick to a lifestyle that did not include the occasional dessert.

Lo and behold and thanks to copious research, I stumbled across a plethora of websites, food preparation books, video blogs, information on SparkPeople, etc., which showcase raw desserts! Talk about being blown away by the creativity exhibited when making tasty sweet morsels out of the bounty of raw food!

Therefore, for Easter, I decided to take a stab at making my first raw dessert. I chose the Apple Pie recipe as it was the least intimidating and did not require dehydration. Below are the recipe and the picture of my pie!

Apple Pie
Recipe by Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja, adapted by me
4 servings

1 ¾ c almonds
1 TBSP almond oil
5 fresh dates
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 TBSP honey or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 or 2 apples
1 banana
2 dates
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 vanilla bean
½ half lemon- divided

2 or 3 apples sliced
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Remainder of lemon juice

Finely chop the nuts in a food processor. Add to the nuts the oil, dates, spices, and salt. Mix. Add the sweetener and pulse to form dough. Spread the dough out on the bottom of a pie dish. Slice open and scrape the vanilla bean. Add to the food processor along with the other filling ingredients. Sprinkle filling with ¼ of the lemon juice. Blend thoroughly. Spread filling on top of the dough. Garnish by fanning the apple slices tossed with lemon juice on top of the filling. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

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2HAMSDIET 4/9/2012 5:12PM

    Looks great and so glad you are finding your desserts. emoticon

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 4/9/2012 11:33AM

    That sounds yummy. I want to try that!

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XTRACATE 4/9/2012 12:44AM

    That looks wonderful, hope it was as tasty as it looks. Good for you really trying to find ways to make your food choices work for you.

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URBANLOTUS 4/9/2012 12:42AM

    Yes, it does sound yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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RONNIEHUEY 4/9/2012 12:34AM

    Sounds yummy

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Exercise again????

Monday, March 05, 2012

Exercise makes your body feel and look good! Every time I move I release those endorphins! Easier said then done some days. But the proof is in the being able to wear my favorite skirt without the aid of a binding girdle. It’s the little things in life that make it all worth while!

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BESCATS 3/5/2012 1:41PM

    You are so right !! I sometimes dread going to the gym, but after I get there I don't want to leave. I'm older & when I get up in the morning, I can hardly move, but after I finish my workout at the gym, I feel like a new person. That does make it all worth it. emoticon emoticon

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Trying Once Again

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I am my own worst enemy when it comes to sticking with a plan of action. Insanity is truly doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. What causes me to lose the drive and motivation, and settle back into the comfortable rut that I so desperately try to get away from? Beats me.. So here I am once again, dusting myself off, and making a go at it. At least this time, I take ownership for my own foibles. The good news is that the distance between falling and getting up is shorter… Making headway!

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ALICIA214 4/12/2011 2:00PM

You have just taken a giant step on the journey of the new life style and you know
that you are more than capable of succeeding, if you find yourself hesitating send out
an SOS there will be a lot of members more than happy to cheer you on.


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SUNNYH99 4/12/2011 1:25PM

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Just putting it out there is a major step toward your goals!
Best to you,

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LILLYMADRID 4/12/2011 1:14PM

    I am also trying once again. I don't know why I lose the motivation even when I see weight loss. We just have to take it day by day, if one day we mess up, who cares, lets do it right the next day!


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    I know exactly how you feel! I do the same thing, too. Sometimes it's just sooooo hard to balance life and a new lifestyle. But we will get there, as long as we don't give up. emoticon

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