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Breakfast of champions

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Whole wheat mini bagel, 1oz fat free cream cheese, 2 oz lox, two slices tomato, 6 medium strawberries, 1 cup orange juice=VERY HAPPY TUMMY!




$2.99!!!! Grocery Outlet, will you marry me???? emoticon

Finished masterpiece.

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Hope you all have the happiest, healthiest weekend!

  
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RIDMYCOCOON 9/11/2011 12:48PM

    Happy Face Plate! Happy Belly! I want some1 emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/11/2011 4:47AM

    Oh, that looks so good!

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TUTUNAN 9/10/2011 1:38PM

    Yum,

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/10/2011 1:38PM

    nothing like getting the day off to a healthy start, way to go girl, lovin it!

the movie was 'the village barbershop' http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/T
he_Village_Barbershop/70113077?
trkid=2361637

i tried sweeney todd, but i couldn't handle the singing, i like musicals, but ROCK musicals (ie/hedwig and the angry inch, jesus christ superstar, the (original) wickerman, the jazz singer (w/mr. diamond)) not fru-fru singing *L*


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CROOKEDLETTER 9/10/2011 1:02PM

    Happy, healthy, tasty weekend back to you!

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WENDYLEE15 9/10/2011 12:24PM

    Great choices..and a bargin too!!Awesome .That looks really good and healthy!!You have a healthy happy weekend too !! emoticon

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Feeling fine because it's MY time

Friday, September 09, 2011

Second 6 mile morning ride in a row, and I fit it inbetween taking Grandpa to have blood drawn, and work. I actually gave up going to breakfast with my Grandpa and my husband for a bike ride! I know I won't always want to skip out on family time, but today it just seemed right. I'm getting a little selfish with my time, I've noticed. I need time to do what I need to do for myself, and I'm really putting my foot down when something gets in the way. I know I have to roll with life's punches and I may not be able to have my way 24/7, but for now, when I can, if I can, I'm standing up for my time, my healthy meals, my amount of water, I, me, me, mine! I know this might sound ridiculous, but I have always been such a passive person, rolling with everyone else's needs or whims, and suddenly my needs are very important and I am not willing to sacrafice them without a fight. I think this must be a healthy point of view, since it seems to be working for me so far! Change, so mysterious, so beautiful.

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 9/9/2011 11:52PM

    aaah, this is so true! when u spark your life you prioritize time for you and have less time for other things - it has entirely changed the people i choose to spend time with and helped me learn to say 'no' when something isn't working for me, instead of saying yes and wishing otherwise! keep enjoying that me time, especially when it consists of getting fresh air and exercise! your spark is burning so bright and i am enjoying remembering these feelings and getting sparked from your entries myself! just ran my stuff out to the car (i bring a lot of things to keep me occupied at work!) and there is a chill in the air, think i will be rockin some long sleeves on my walk 2nite!! watched a movie with a chick barber in it earlier ;)

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BUTTERFLYAT38 9/9/2011 11:31PM

    as women we are born nurturers so its harder for us to do something for ourselves without the guilt but you know what...once you start you understand that you stronger and more confident is better then the you that said yes to everyone. emoticon emoticon

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/9/2011 6:55PM

    Nice! emoticon

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WENDYLEE15 9/9/2011 4:28PM

    Yeppers..the more we take care of ourselves the more able we are to take care of others..You are making awesome progress in such a short amount of time!!
Good for you !!

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CROOKEDLETTER 9/9/2011 4:08PM

    In the long run, taking care of ourselves means we'll be better able to take care of other business and help other folks. So good for you!

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FREETHEGODDESS 9/9/2011 2:29PM

    Good for you! Yippey! You are doing great! You have to be your own best advocate in this journey. Putting ourselves behind everyone else is what got us into this mess in the first place. It is not selfish to take care of yourself. It is neglectful if you don't.

You keep riding your bike and before you know it, you'll be crossing that finish line to victory!!!!
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MOWEIGHTLOSS 9/9/2011 2:26PM

    Yes! Claim it! It is your time!

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"Look at you girl, GO, GO, GO!"

Thursday, September 08, 2011

I hit my midterm goal of 6 morning miles, which took 35 minutes and burned 415 calories!!!! Woooo double Hoooooo! So nice, I feel great. And while I was riding I passed a very nice lady who was out walking her adorable little terriers and she said to me, "Look at you girl, GO,GO, GO!!" That was so incredible. So my old fear of wearing shorts out of the house to exercise in is officially dead now. Thanks nice lady!!!! Oh and HUGE thanks to my sweetie for fixing my bike, he's such a good boy ;)! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KARENE10 9/9/2011 4:18PM

    You Go Girl! emoticon

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BUTTERFLYAT38 9/8/2011 11:19PM

    work it girl! emoticon

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WENDYLEE15 9/8/2011 9:14PM

    Whoo double hoo is right!! There is definitely NO stopping you now !! emoticon

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AJHALL11281 9/8/2011 5:49PM

    emoticon YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!

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FREETHEGODDESS 9/8/2011 3:45PM

    Sooo Cool!!! Keep it up! Anything is possible!
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TRIXIEBLUE 9/8/2011 3:15PM

    AWESOME! Congratulations on conquering Shorts fear! You are doing amazing!

Also, God Bless all those nice ladies out there!

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GOODFEELING08 9/8/2011 2:46PM

    Awesome! keep it up! You'll see results in no time!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/8/2011 1:37PM

    funnily enough, you taking care of yourself impresses other people, and as you mentioned you have your little morning community of others who get active, it is very motivating when one of them says hi or a kind word :D keep enjoying rediscovering the world around you from a new, healthier perspective! you also have a wonderful eye for great motivating pics! :D i collect them all over the net and re-create the ones i can sometimes :)

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/8/2011 1:05PM

    emoticon Here is a little dance in your honor!
Go, Go, Go!

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It looked too good to wait for dinner, so I snarfed it for breakfast!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

My creation came out really awesome. Only 280 calories per one cup serving. Very nice, had it with grapefruit for breakfast and I feel very fine.

4 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup black beans (I used organic canned, got them for like 69 cents at Grocery Outlet)
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup roasted green chilis, diced small (bought them in the frozen section at $1.99 for 1 pound, saved me a lot of time, I love roasted chilis)
1 cup spinach
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup low fat cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together except the cheddar cheese, put in casserole dish, top with cheddar, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

So darn good!!!! Gonna try to post my pic, it wasn't working earlier, so let me try again.



OK, no pic, with those ingredients how can you go wrong. The only thing I might try next time is adding some tomatoes, either sun dried or canned, maybe even fresh, think that might have been a nice addition to the mix.

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 9/8/2011 1:39PM

    i looooooove beans and rice, i make up a big pot and have one staple meal every day for about a week - takes some of the pressure off prepping food for work to have some made in advance, yours totally sounds delish!

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JESS0107 9/8/2011 11:09AM

    Sounds super good!!! i will have to try it!!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/8/2011 10:56AM

    Yummers!

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Ecstatic disbelief

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It looks as though I am going to reach my first weight loss goal. I never officially made this a goal, because I thought it was a little far reaching for me, but I did have the "loose 10 pounds in a month" dream in the back of my head. And if things go as they have been I will reach that goal by the 16th, which is my one month sparkversary. I only have 2.4 pounds to loose in 9 days, I truly think that is possible. What is really amazing me is how easy it seems. I know as I get smaller it will probably get harder, but for now I really am in shock as to just how a little bit here and a little bit there really adds up. I always did the gung ho approach to health and fitness. I went head in as hard and heavy as I could and burned out in a few months time. It was the starvation and, exhaustion cycle. Oh and my three month stint at Food Addicts Anonymous, now that was truly hell on earth. Not to give them a bad name, for those that have been successful, but for me, wow, I still feel like I have PTSD from going there. It was like a prison camp for overeaters. So disturbing. No freedom, scary strict. I "cheated" one day and my sponser said that if I did that one more time she was going to kick me off her team. And in their book cheating is ONE BITE of something that isn't part of the meal they plan for you. It was just far too intense for me. Turned out that that very sponsor that did that to me ended up falling off the wagon and gaining a bunch of wieght after I quit. As the world turns........??Enough of FA, I get on a rant with that group, but that is part of my past torture with dieting and my attempt to conquer this nightmare of emotional overeating. And for some reason now, it's like I'm finally playing with a full deck, like I have all the puzzle pieces and can finally see the whole picture. The pieces may not be put together yet, but atleast they are all there. I am really amazed that eating healthy balanced meals and moderate exercise is allowing me to succeed for the first time in what I have said is the most important thing in my life. I truly feel that if I can achieve this, there is nothing I can't do. I want a healthy body, (life) so bad, it's been so important to me for so long. I have prayed so many prayers and cried so many tears. I have had so many conversations with so many people about losing weight. I never gave up completely, but like a lost sheep in the desert, I just coudn't find my way on my own. I felt helpless, and hopeless. The day I found SP was after a particularly hard conversation with my husband about how much weight I had gained and how I had to do something, anything to get it under control. If it weren't for SP I would still be lost, wondering this wild desert of life with no hope, no direction. Because of SP I am found, and have just spent some of the very best weeks of my life learning, growing, sweating and falling in love with myself and the world around me. This is nothing short of a miracle in my life. I will be forever in awe of what a great shepard SP is for all of us lost and lonely sheep out there. It's becoming a very bright world and all I want to do is give myself what I need, so that I may give others what I have. To all you glorious ones, let joy fill your hearts, for we hold the keys to everlasting health in our hands, and for that we must rejoice!!

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 9/8/2011 1:54PM

    aaah, yes, the awesome fresh air of a healthy lifestyle is blowing into your desert, bringing with it water for the flowers and food to nourish your soul (instead of stuff your face :P) when it clicks, when the lbs start to fall away, after years of pleading with yourself and beating yourself up you now have the tools you need to do this sensibly. i am proud of you & am glad u are feeling proud of yourself. YOU are putting in the effort to make this work, as long as you keep up your end of the bargain success will be on the menu! xoxo!

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DUSTYSBUMMER 9/8/2011 12:38PM

    So glad you're feeling success. Keep it up.

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MAESTRACH 9/8/2011 11:04AM

    When surrounded and encouraged with love support and positive energy, it's hard to fail. I'm SOOOO glad you found SP. I know my experiences in my first month of realizing that self loathing was part of what was holding me back. I'm glad to see that you're rearing and ready to run for the rest of your journey. Keep up the great work and know that we're all behind you!!!

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MOWEIGHTLOSS 9/8/2011 10:33AM

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Baaaa! from one sheep to another! Love the blog! Really heartfelt!

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MOSTMOM1 9/8/2011 10:23AM

    Great blog. Ecstatic disbelief is one of my favorite emotions! You have indeed found a good place to land. Spark on, Brave Sparker!
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_ROODIE_ 9/8/2011 1:52AM

  Like you in the past I had jumped in feet first and tried making sweeping changes all at once and wound up falling flat on my face. This time I'm doing small steps and constantly tweaking the changes and making it a sustainable lifestyle. And I really have to make it work with the insanely busy school/work schedule I have now which will only continue to get more and more insane over the next 7 years. What works for me may not work for someone else, and vice versa. We all have to find our way along this path to healthful living. You can do this, you *are* doing this. Just take your time so you can make it stick!
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WENDYLEE15 9/7/2011 4:27PM

    Another beautiful post.Thank you so much for sharing.Yes you can do this..You ARE doing this and I am so glad I am here to see you make your goals and accomplish all of these healthy things :) !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CROOKEDLETTER 9/7/2011 4:02PM

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Small changes can make such a big difference. I think it allows our minds the time to shift w/o forcing the shift.

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TEMPERANCE88 9/7/2011 12:34PM

    Great post! I'm so glad you found SP and all the hope it has to offer. And you are doing such a wonderful job! Good for you for heading straight to your goal. Rock on superstar!
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