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Life in the SPARK Lane

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This blog was inspired by a road rage incident that happened to me yesterday on my way home. I was driving the speed limit (35) and this car was on my tail, and I mean on my tail [back-off Buster]. I dare not exceed the speed limit because I know this road is a speed trap, I travel this way every day and there is always a police officer strategically placed to catch the hot rods. I wish I had one of those digital signs in my rear window to inform the tailgating jack-arse that the speed limit is only 35, HELLO !!!!!

[Couldn't find the exact pic I was looking for, but you get the point]

I wanted to just throw my hands up and say, what the heck? [well not my exact words, lol]

He eventually went around me and gave me the one-finger wave, well sheesh, how rude. Anyhoo, I was thinking.....

Everyone is always in such a hurry. Whether in a hurry to get somewhere on the road, in a hurry to eat, whatever the hurry, it's always RUSH, RUSH, RUSH. Let me just say, that "life in the fast lane" will burn you out quick and "surely make you lose your mind".

[Make sure to crank up the volume, if you dare before clicking the link]

Looking back on my life, BEFORE beginning my SPARK journey, I was always in a hurry for something... running errands, kids to sports practice, dash in the market and pick up a frozen pizza, etc. Does this sound like your life? Being in the fast lane had its consequences, just to mention a few...

No time to plan - just wing it, I can always do it later [later never comes]
No time to prepare a meal - stop at the fast food drive-thru [that really packed on the pounds]
No time for exercise - well I'll just skip it [I never exercised, not a priority]
No time for me - I'll just take care of everyone else and not worry about me [you become your last priority]

Over 3 years ago I decided to take a detour from the fast lane and merge on over into the slower lane, I even took an exit I had never traveled before...

There was a huge WELCOME CENTER at the bottom of the exit ramp. I stopped to see what this was all about. There were lots of friendly tour guides [fellow Sparkers], and they were happy to explain their experiences on the Road to Success. The SPARK Guy gave me a huge welcome and directed me to just keep following the road. He said the road was filled with curves, hair pin turns, steep hills, an occasional road block, a couple of detours, etc., but assured me that if I kept going I would eventually reach my destination.

Along this road I have discovered it is so much better than the fast rushing, no erratic drivers, just happy sparkers all headed for the same destination.... SUCCESS. This path has allowed me to slow down and enjoy the scenery. In the SPARK Lane, I ...

Plan - no more wingin it, I plan weekly outings, physical activities, meals, etc.
Prepare a meal - I enjoy healthy meals and have learned to love cooking [somewhat, lol] - no drive-thrus for me
Exercise - it's a daily part of life, No. 1 on the priority list
Me - I have made myself the No. 1 priority, it takes some flexibility to carve out the time, but I've realized... I'm Worth It. I have discovered that I can amaze myself with the things I never thought I could do... and I'm Doing Them.

Most of all I have truly made myself HAPPY. You'll find me in this lane most of the time....Runner's Lane.

I encourage everyone.... Take your foot off the accelerator for a while - stop being in such a hurry - share this roadmap with others. Take the exit to SUCCESS, merge on over into.... LIFE IN THE SPARK LANE. You won't regret it.

Images from google.

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SHARON10002 5/22/2012 9:59PM

    Great blog about Life in the Spark Lane!!! I'm in total agreement. I'm so glad I made this turn!!!!

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JCBRITT 5/21/2012 12:21PM

    You are describing my life many of my days, but I am doing better to be mindful about finding time to make choices and fitting in "me" time. It just doesn't happen often enough, but the way time flies my kids will be gone. I can honestly say I've been happier with myself since becoming a spark than I have in 20 years. Work in progress, but moving in the right direction. DH and the kids see it and give me credit for trying.

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DDOORN 5/17/2012 11:25AM

    Great thoughts and congrats to your (and OUR) lifestyle changes! A little planning here and smelling the roses here and voila! Life can be SO much sweeter!


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JANEMARIE77 5/17/2012 7:54AM

    great blog awesome attitude its all in the way you look at things

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LISAINMS 5/16/2012 2:44PM

    Great blog. That was my life too!

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SUEAZZI 5/16/2012 1:46PM

    Simply fantastic post! Every now and then that fast lane creeps into my life and I pull out of it as quick as possible because it is a dead end. You cannot put a price on happiness. See you in the runner's lane! Stop and smell the roses, a lot to be said for that. emoticon

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BEAR128 5/16/2012 11:48AM

    Right on point with this blog, thanks for sharing.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/16/2012 11:03AM

    I hate it when someone is on my bumper so close that I can't even see their headlights. TOO CLOSE! I'm not even a slow driver which pisses me off even more. They might as well go around and get on their merry way. Butthead!

I used to be on high all the time. Running here and there. It took me 45 years to figure it out. Why? I still walk fast, but that's just my nature. I'm not in a hurry.

Thanks for sharing again. I love your blogs. You're such a good writer. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFLY-1976 5/16/2012 10:50AM

    Thanks for posting this blog. It's so true & just what I needed to read this morning.

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NATPLUMMER 5/16/2012 10:50AM

What a jerk!! I hope that he got a ticket.

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IMSMILEY88 5/16/2012 10:16AM

    Great post! And, we do have to make our health a priority, right? And our families, too. For me, that means both making them healthy meals and setting a healthy example of exercising. Oh! And getting out there with my daughter and PLAYING!

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FARRAH511 5/16/2012 10:15AM

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JLITT62 5/16/2012 10:01AM

    This is so true! Wish DH would get the message.

Just put a spaghetti squash in to bake . . . haven't made one in yrs, but found a yummy-sounding recipe with coconut milk, parmesan & spinach . . . plus DH has some leftovers!

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SAMI199 5/16/2012 9:56AM

    This is amazing! You are so right....I use to wonder how you &others possibly found the time to actually run -now,I get it-
you have the energy because you take care of yourself!I am glad you pulled me back on the pavement-I was tired of spinning my wheels & digging myself in deeper. WooHoo SP!!!

Life in the Fast Lane-now stuck in


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Are Your Pants TOO Big or Are You LOSING WEIGHT?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BOTH. This blog is dedicated to a favorite SPARKETTE - SAMI199, she's kinda shy but she recently revealed to me that she had to donate all of her old pants, they are toooo big emoticon emoticon, she also revealed she's lost 30 whopping pounds, another big... emoticon emoticon emoticon

You know your pants are too big when....

1. your capris are now full length.
2. you can take them off without unzipping or unbuttoning.
3. you have to pull a belt so tight it cuts off your circulation.
4. you buy stock in safety pins
5. you can't keep your keys and your cell phone in your pocket, they make your pants fall down.
6. your boss asks "who's pants are you wearing?"
7. you feel like your could shout... "Can't Touch This" after you've put them on
8. you trip up the stairs when carrying a laundry basket because your pants have literally fallen down.
9. you are using office supplies to hold your pants up (staples, binder clips, etc.)
10. you run across the crosswalk at Walmart with your purse in one hand and your waistband in the other.

Let's make today BAGGY PANTS DAY and celebrate !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me a shout out if your wearing baggy pants.

Hop on over to congratulate SAMI199 on her hard work. YEAH SAMI !!!!

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SHARON10002 5/15/2012 9:50PM

    Love the list!!!

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SUEAZZI 5/15/2012 9:43PM

    emoticon emoticon Baggy Pants Day!

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2HAMSDIET 5/15/2012 7:29PM

    emoticon doing the Happy Dance emoticon

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1HAPPYSUSAN 5/15/2012 5:00PM

    Great list! Gives me incentives to work towards!

Thanks for sharing and for making me smile!

P.S. After reading thru some of your recent blogs and being out of the SP loop for several months I have to ask: what do you give yourself 7 smileys a day for? And are there monthly smileys? Just curious!!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/15/2012 4:40PM


What a emoticon list.

One more from me - you have several inches of fabric flapping at your hips, and it's not the pockets.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/15/2012 3:54PM

    Skirting it today and it has an elastic waistband. I want to join Sami, but it may be a month or two. Good for her! Good for you! WooHoo for baggy pants! emoticon

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PARKERB2 5/15/2012 2:41PM

    emoticonSam! I went from a 12 to a 10 so mine are fitting good now. The 12's were too big! WooHoo. Have a great day, Skinny.

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HALFFAST 5/15/2012 1:00PM

    Love this! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 5/15/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon emoticon

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NEENSTER1 5/15/2012 10:48AM

    emoticon Shouting out!! emoticon Or if the elastic in your night clothes shorts are streched out!!! emoticon

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SAMI199 5/15/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks-I am still doing the happy dance-lol. I will wear those baggy pants one more time-In the house) then they are out of here...


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MSSILKE 5/15/2012 10:11AM

  Mine aren't quite falling off yet, but they are looser! No more squeezing into them, laying down on the bed, holding my breath and praying to zip them! I can slide them on and off easily and I notice they are baggy in the booty! Woot Woot!

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Mother's Day 5K and Weekend Wrap-Up

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hope everyone enjoyed a great Mother's Day, I know I sure did, it was a super weekend. It started with a 15-mile run....

15-Mile Run: Friday morning 15-miler turned into a 14-miler. Our toes were killing us, and I mean killing us, felt like our toenails were gonna come off, ouch. We need bigger shoes....darn it, we didn't make the 15 miles but we did finish our 14-miler almost 30 minutes faster than last weekend, big improvement when you set your mind to it and just run, no lolligagging. Enjoy the rest of the day lounging in the sun.

Saturday: District Track meet with GD, it wasn't her best race but she still made it to the district finals. Maybe next year. Continued the sun worship most of the afternoon, then dinner out with the kids and a movie. Went to see AVENGERS, I love super heros - especially Iron Man and Capt. America.

Sunday: Enjoyed a super morning watching "We Bought A Zoo", what a tear-jerker, then mowed the lawn (had to get some fitness minutes in) and 2-1/2 hours of laying in the sun reading a book (ahhhh life is good). Family arrived for dinner, my SIL had brought his running gear so he asked if I would like to go on a Mother's Day Run, how sweet, now that's a super gift [more fitness minutes]...

Got to wear my new running skirt, and I will never wear it again for a run, those shorts underneath kept "creeping", definitely not a good thing, so I will wear it out and about to "look athletic", lol. Great 3-mile run with the SIL, he signed up for his first half-marathon in the fall and I'm running it with him, woo hoo.

This is my Daughter and her family....

My Son and his family...

And of course, my chunky pie enjoying some outside time with his mom-mom....

The kids got me a cookie cake and a figurine, so nice.

The only thing missing was my DD, she had to work ALL day, she was definitely missed. She got home around 9:00 last night. She gave me a picture frame for my desk with a photo collage of her. She did a photo shoot with a friend and I just loved the pics, here's one of my fav...

All smiley faces accounted for....WOO HOO 13/14. Not much on the calendar
this week, gonna be a quiet week, time for lots of workouts and healthy dinners, starting tonight when I get home.... 5 mile easy run.

DETERMINED to get bufff emoticon no excuses

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SHARON10002 5/15/2012 9:49PM

    Great time on your run! Sounds like you had a terrific Mother's Day! Love the pictures! Beautiful family!

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SAMI199 5/15/2012 10:12AM

    emoticon I loved the pics!


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SUEAZZI 5/14/2012 10:24PM

    Such a beautiful weekend, and mom's day! 14 miles, cut 30 minutes! emoticon and totally awesome! You'll be sporting a black toe nail if you're not careful. Check out a half size larger sneaker and keep your toe nails trimmed short and you should be good to go. I know that 15 miler+ is just around the corner! I tried out a new pair of sneakers over the weekend, Nike Lunarglides, a different support system from my Nike Vomero's; definitely need to take these puppies out more to see if I'm in love. Nice pics of your family. I can't wait to soak up some vitamin D and read my books!

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LAURELSPARK 5/14/2012 9:50PM

    Sounds like you had a great are blessed to have your family so close.

Your comment about needing larger shoes is interesting. I started having my running shoes (which I use for walking) fitted at Fleet Feet (a local runners/bikers shop) and I'm wearing a larger size for walking/biking. I have worn a 7 for years and they measured me for 7 1/2. I though it was odd at first but they feel great.


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WONDERWOMAN 5/14/2012 8:19PM

    Great weekend. Love the family fitness stuff. Isn't it fun?

Definitely need to get better/bigger shoes. I wear either a 5.5 or 6 in "normal" shoes, but a 7 in running and love a larger toe box even though my foot borders on narrow. I still get at least one black toenail every year.

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GR8CGRM 5/14/2012 4:53PM

    What you mean only thing missing was DD.. What about your SIS??? I am mapping route for a Sunday am run.. Bossy sis is taking control!!!

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NATPLUMMER 5/14/2012 4:18PM

    Nice weekend...except the poor toes!! I know my feet have gotten bigger since starting running.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/14/2012 3:47PM

    Reading in the sun catching some rays was on my wish list Sunday, too, but of course didn't happen. Bummer. You got in TWO movies! I'm so jealous! I did get the lawn nice and tight on Saturday. Thought of you when I checked out the edging. (The cracks would NOT have passed inspection!)

I love it when you post pics. It's about the only time I smile at my desk anymore! I'm so glad you had a great weekend! You deserve it!!!

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DGIBSON02 5/14/2012 12:48PM

    the humidity on that run almost killed me lol

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KANSASROSE67 5/14/2012 11:43AM

    Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoyed seeing your pics.

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JLITT62 5/14/2012 11:03AM

    I think it's much better to call it a day when there's a challenge lime that - cutting 30 minutes off your time is amazing!

Cute overload. Sounds like a fabulous weekend.

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MYLADY4 5/14/2012 10:56AM

    GET NEW SHOES. My sister is having the same issue, me never had issues. Great run though.

Very nice looking family.

I too love mowing the lawn for a cardio workout. A lot less stress on the body but still a good one and time to read a book and lay in the sun, JEALOUS.

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HALFFAST 5/14/2012 10:45AM

    Wow! You sure had a busy weekend! Great pics - that one of your DD is just adorable! By the way, I wouldn't worry about "only" doing 14 miles- that's still a great accomplishment! You rock!

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DDOORN 5/14/2012 10:36AM

    Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate one's Mother's Day! Woo hoo!


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We're Having Asparagus "What"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Told DH we were having Chef Meg's Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus. He gave me "the look" and said "asparagus what", lol. I knew right then that he wasn't going to be a fan and then the DD was crinkling her nose up too. Well I saw this recipe last week and for some crazy reason I have not been able to think about anything else but asparagus. So in honor of "Wacky Wednesday" yesterday I decided to make everyone at the house think I'm "WHACKED" by trying a new recipe.

Dinner consisted of sirloin steaks, baked potato and fresh broccoli and of course the new asparagus. I put the potatos in the oven to bake, so that gave me an hour to prepare the asparagus, and it took quite a bit of time to prepare it. I've never used Phyllo dough before, it was a little difficult to manage, but I'm sure there's a secret to it, I just don't know it yet. [Note to Self: I will never be a pastry chef since it involves Phyllo dough]. Followed the recipe to a T, then put them in the oven, I probably should have cooked them just a tad longer so they would have been a little more crispy, but I didn't want to burn or overcook, but next time I will. And YES....there will be a next time. The reviews are in.....

DH: "OMG Lisa, these are so good" [He repeated it like 50 times, while eating 6 more of then]

DD: She had never tried asparagus before, she's a picky one and won't try anything new, but I convinced her to take a bite. "Mom, these are soooooo good, I can't believe I like asparagus, I can't wait to share this recipe with my BF's mom".

My Review: They were every bit as delicious as I dreamed they would be, ahhhhh I was in heaven - a healthy food with such a sinful taste. They make a great appetizer, but it took quite a lot of preparation. I don't mind spending the time in the kitchen, when I have time. A definite do-over for an afternoon snack.

Well TOOT TOOT for me, guess I did pretty good in the kitchen last night [even though I overcooked the steaks a tad emoticon]

Here's the link -

CONFESSIONAL TIME: 8 of 9 Smileys for May. I gave myself a emoticon for the day yesterday. I ate a couple of these after dinner..... emoticon. I have forgiven myself and moved on, today is another day.

Great weekend ahead: I'm off tomorrow so I will see all of you on Monday. Big 15-mile run planned for tomorrow on my day off, a district track meet with my GD, and a wonderful Mother's Day dinner [I don't have to cook, yeah] - blog on Monday for a weekend wrap up.

Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day weekend, love to all.

DETERMINED to get bufff emoticon no excuses

P.S. Anyone out there think this recipe could be made and then frozen before baking it - thoughts ??????

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SHARON10002 5/15/2012 9:46PM

    I love asparagus, and simply roast it, and then toss with a teaspoon of EVOO, and then some fresh squeezed lemon juice. or an ounce of Parmesan cheese grated all over it and tossed. emoticon I migh have to try this recipe, but the phyllo intimidates me, too. Also, try wrapping each stalk in a slice of procuitto and roast it. YUM!! Another appetizer twist to go with the phyllo wrapped ones.

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SUEAZZI 5/12/2012 8:25AM

    I will definitely try this asparagus recipe because I love the veggie but it's not a favorite of my DH's... looks delish! I'm 9/11 smileys... not too shabby. Wish I could say it was a couple of cookies... not going there LOL. Slipped up big time on my brother's move day but I'm forgiving myself and moving forward. emoticon

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RIKKI572 5/11/2012 7:48AM

    Asparagus is one of my fave veggies. I have added the recipe to my recipe box, I just haven't had time to try it yet. I should make that my goal for the week end.
Wishing you a fantastic Friday!

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LORI-K 5/10/2012 3:39PM

    I love asparagus! But I am no good at dough...(Phyllo dough? I haven't even heard of it). This sounds like a must try recipe, though. I will have hubs do it since he's always been a better cook than me!
Thanks for sharing!
Have an awesome 15 mile run! You're a super star!

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MYLADY4 5/10/2012 3:19PM

    Asparagus ROCK!!!!! Oooo, DH may have bought some today. May have to have them on the grill tonight. YUM!!!!

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LISAINMS 5/10/2012 3:15PM

    I love asparagus and will have to give that a try. Consider your cookies pre-fueling.

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KANSASROSE67 5/10/2012 1:29PM

    My DH and DS LOVE asparagus and we grow it in our garden. I'm not a fan, so I would probably not spend the time on the recipe you made...they gobble it up just steamed or roasted and fight over the last spear like it's the last piece of pie!!!

I'm glad your family loved the's so much more fun to take the time to cook something special when it's appreciated!

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TOOTHFUL99 5/10/2012 1:03PM

    I'm glad you liked it, Lisa, but for me asparagus ranks right up there with brussel sprouts!

Have a great weekend!

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JLITT62 5/10/2012 12:59PM

    I love asparagus & make it all the time . . . Just simply roasted. I'm not sure the asparagus would fare well frozen . . . you'll have to try it & report!

Good luck with the run & enjoy your weekend.

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DGIBSON02 5/10/2012 11:59AM

    I expect to eat these soon, just letting you know so you can get to making

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NATPLUMMER 5/10/2012 11:13AM

    Phyllo dough is a pain in the a$$. I had asparagus last night, too. I just microwaved it...much easier.
Have a fab 15-miler!! You'll burn off the cookies no problem.
I bet you could make and'd just have to add a few more minutes when you bake or thaw them in the fridge first.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/10/2012 9:55AM

    We love asparagus and will be trying this recipe over the weekend for sure! Thank you!!!!

I can't wait to read your blog on Monday. You're going to have a great three day Mother's Day Weekend! I just know it!

Good luck on your run, too! Hope the hip behaves itself! Sunshine coming your way! emoticon emoticon

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DONNACFIT 5/10/2012 9:53AM

    I saw the recipe last week too and now I really want to try them too..asparagus is one of my new fav foods..I give your blog emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 5/10/2012 9:27AM

    Oh heaven's girl - Those look scrumptious. Note to Myself: Stopping by the store tonight after work to pick up some phyllo dough....lHee Hee. I am printing the recipe right now. And like I told you I have fresh picked asparagus sitting in my refridge just calling out to the phyllo.
Hope your run goes good with sis. And have a wonderful weekend.

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JKPONYGIRL 5/10/2012 9:07AM

    Love your spark page!! It's all bright and springy and has shoes.... You look fabulous. You must be so proud of yourself.

Thanks for sharing this recipe and now I cant wait to try it!

Happy sparking!

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POMATOJUICE 5/10/2012 9:06AM

    Those sound good! I'll have to give it a shot sometime! My husband is like that with new things, too, though. If it has a name he doesn't recognize, he won't even try it. It's really discouraging trying to get new veggies in him when all he eats are potatoes, corn, and broccoli!

I tried an asparagus recipie a while back that was also pretty good. You dip the stalks in milk, then gently roll them in some breadcrumbs (we used italian ones), then lay them out on a baking pan, drizzle them with olive oil, and let them cook. They turn out crunchy and tasty without having to dip them in a really thick batter.

As for the phyllo, there are a few tricks. :) You may have done this already, but it's best to work with it at room temp. If you try to work with it fresh out of the freezer, the sheets will probably tear apart on you easily. The packages come out of the freezer section, but you have to let it warm up to make it easier to work with. After it's been sitting out a while, you slowly unroll the dough until it's flat. When you are working with it, it has a tendancy to dry out pretty fast, so I put a damp cloth or paper towel over it when I'm not grabbing for a sheet. It can't be too damp, though, or it'll make the top sheet soggy and weird.

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BOILHAM 5/10/2012 9:05AM

    I believe eating asparagus negates the chocolate chip cookie calories, but I might be wrong.

I think it's cool that you cook and eat with the family, too. So many young Moms don't cook for their families these days! They eat out all the time, and grab food on the go, never sitting down with the family for dinner. Good for you!

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MARATHON_MOM 5/10/2012 9:04AM

    I saw that recipe last week, and thought about trying it... I think now I definitely will!!
Thanks for the review!

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ELRIDDICK 5/10/2012 9:03AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Feast Your Eyes on This....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Will ya get a load of this beauty. DH bought me some strawberries the other night, look at the size of that thing.....almost the size of a small apple, lol. I cut it up and it ended up being 1/4 cup - WOW. Tasted great in my morning protein smoothie.

I'm racking up the smiley faces for the month....

Gotta keep the momentum going, another 23 more to earn.

Enjoyed a super fantastic 3.2 mile run at lunch yesterday. I had errands to do on my lunch hour but I really wanted to run, so I combined the two. I made a route and took care of business...I ran to the bank, post office and to the corner market and on the way back, took the scenic route around the mall. So happy I got a little run in, it felt like a splurge.

Last night consisted of yard work, it can be fun ya know, especially when you burn over 400 calories doing it.

Today is going to be a rainy, stormy day, weatherman said it's gonna be nasty, so I think I will enjoy a relaxing candlelight yoga session this evening. I really need to get back into yoga at least once a week, it will help keep these runners legs in shape.

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MZSLYDE01 5/10/2012 9:29AM

    Heavens to Betsy look at that thing. I bet it was super duper yummy in the smoothie. I am having strawberries in my oatmeal this morning. Yay for strawberries.
By the way - we put the big garden in last night. Bet I burned some good calories. We have sweet potato's, tomato's, pepper's, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, zuchinni, squash and cantelope.

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2HAMSDIET 5/9/2012 9:30PM

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TOOTHFUL99 5/9/2012 7:12PM

    Love strawberries! I'm biking to the Strawberry Festival in Dayton, TN this weekend. Gonna buy a whole bunch! Yum!!

Do you wear a heart rate monitor to calculate calories burned while doing yard work, or do you figure it out on a website? I worked in my garden for 5 hours yesterday, but I don't count that as fitness minutes. I guess I should.

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ELAINEROSE5 5/9/2012 2:06PM

    Been trying to catch up on your blogs..... My work recently forbid us from using Spark which was a huge bummer to me! My daughter is winding down her senior year and has so much going on right now... I've been unable to Spark as much as I would like!! emoticon

But I'm so glad to see that your IT band is behaving!!!! 14.5miles? emoticon emoticonYou rock!!! emoticon

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PARKERB2 5/9/2012 1:57PM

    I brought a couple of big strawberries and a couple of small ones today. Glad you got your run in. Have a great day. Still looking good, I might add.

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NATPLUMMER 5/9/2012 12:43PM

Yay for a run!!

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SUEAZZI 5/9/2012 11:27AM

    Do you get super powers by eating that super strawberry? I love strawberries and have a couple on hand to have with my lunch today, yum. emoticon Yard work is such a favorite sport of mine and yes, you do burn tons of calories! Our yard is pretty much done and beautifully landscaped for the season; now we can sit back and enjoy it! We spend many of days by the fire pit... can't wait! It's raining again today but I've got boxing class after work; she killed us in boot camp ~ it's definitely getting more intense but it's awesome, feel great today! I'm racking up smiley faces and buff's too thanks to all your encouragement! emoticon emoticon
It's Time To Get Buff - No Excuses!

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SAMI199 5/9/2012 11:07AM

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Yummy-Way to Go!!!!!

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LISAINMS 5/9/2012 10:54AM

    Yum! How do you run at lunch? Are you one of those weird people that doesn't sweat? Lol, I couldn't walk at lunch without needing a shower!

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LAURELSPARK 5/9/2012 10:50AM

    Congrats............sounds like thing are going great.

I love strawberries. We have them in the frig all of the time; they are gorgeous this time of year.


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JLITT62 5/9/2012 9:41AM

    I'm planning to make some chocolate dipped strawberries to bring down to my family for mother's day . . . wowza, that's one big strawberry!

So cool you were able to literally run so many errands! Sounds lime you're getting our weather from yesterday . . . still rainy here, but not the continuous downpour we had yesterday!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/9/2012 9:23AM

    emoticon I need to get me some of those strawberries! All I have today with me is a banana for my fruit and lime in my water. Does that count?

Keep the smiley faces coming! emoticon!!!!!

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LORI-K 5/9/2012 9:12AM

    That is a mighty fine strawberry! Glad you enjoyed it!
You're a rock star, by the way. And an inspiration to me!


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