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Cake Inhalanator

Friday, September 23, 2011

What is a cake inhalanator? That was me yesterday. I do not what I was thinking. I cleaned out the fridge yesterday and came across some of the leftover frosting from my grandson's birthday cake. And there on top of the counter was a boxed cake mix - dh had set it out as a hint.

So, I made the cake, let it cool 10 minutes and Magic happened - within a half hour half the cake disappeared. OK, I don't take credit for all the disappearance; only half of it. emoticon emoticon

I have to admit, it tasted good. But i knew it was not a good choice for me. To end my day, I went for a 4.5 mile run and then did a 45 minute bootcamp workout. And I have to admit, the exercise made me feel a lot better than that cake.

Moral of the story: exercise is a better mood lifter than junk food. Let that be a lesson to me the next time I want to pig out on junk food. emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 9/23/2011 7:18PM

    These things happen. Live and learn. Owning up to it on a public blog? Well now, that takes guts. Way to go you. Keep up the great work... it's one day at a time. Half a cake is nothing compared to all the amazing things you are accomplishing.

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MARTHASPARKS 9/23/2011 3:31PM

    Husbands can be the worst offenders when it comes to temptations: all kinds of temptations. emoticon

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RMDILLEY 9/23/2011 1:03PM

    I can relate, I think my boyfriend is out to sabatoge me. The exercise definitely is a mood lifter!

Good for you!

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CHIEF_GEEK 9/23/2011 11:31AM

    I can relate to that story. My wife is a very good baker, and her cookies are to die for. Last week, she whipped up a couple dozen cookies and I looked at her like what are you going to do with those, I hope taking them to work. Well she did, but I was in the freezer the other day, and I found the secret stash. YEP, they were calling my name. SO BAD, but SO GOOD too!

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NJMATTICE 9/23/2011 11:23AM

    I inhaled quite a bit of cake last weekend as well. My father and my sister share a birthday, but heaven forbid they should share the same cake. My father had two cakes, my sister had two cakes, there was cake for dessert at the banquet honoring my father and two coffee cakes at brunch. No cake goes untasted by me. (It's a rule) I'm glad that's behind me. As Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" And I might add, ". . . and then get the heck back on that wagon!"
Enjoy your weekend.
Positive Bloggers Team

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LADYJ6942 9/23/2011 11:14AM

    LOL, Love it and it is oh so true.

Good job!!!!

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The Spark, chapter 2

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This chapter is about FOCUS or in other words setting goals based upon who I am and what do I want to accomplish in life. I have been rereading this chapter over and over because I feel like I have been just going with the flow for the majority of my life.

I feel like I am always putting everyone's needs before mine, expect for recently. I finally got firm and said I need to take the time and make sure I get my exercise in. So, I guess that is a start.

This morning I sat down to write out my goals only to have a blank piece of paper in front of me for over an hour. I was having a hard time thinking about what I really want to accomplish in my life. I have been married for 31 years and spent the majority of those years being in the role of a homemaker, with the exception of the 5 years I worked as a customer service representative for a mail-order company. I should add, thosse were some on the worst years of my life. I only stuck it out because of the medical package.

I went to school a few years back for a culinary program but was so disappointed with the lack of teaching that I feel the degree I earned is worth not much more than the paper it is printed on. However, one of the courses got me interested in nutrition so I cannot say it was a total waste of time and money.

So, back to FOCUS, ( see how easy I get sidetracked), as I think about what goals I want to accomplish in my life I was coming up with nothing. How sad it that? I realized that I have no real focus. How often do we ask children what do they want to be when they grow up? Well, here I am all grownup and I still don't know what I want to be.

That is until now. I have come to realize that during the course of that culinary program, I had a desire to write my own cookbook, complete with recipes that are unique to me, health supporting and are pretty to look at.

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JITZUROE 9/20/2011 2:40PM

    Good for you to actually take that time for YOU and work on your next goal! I want to see that cookbook!!! : ) Bren

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LIV2RIDE 9/20/2011 2:20PM

    that's a pretty awesome goal! I can't wait to get a copy.

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Why Does it seem so hard to do the right thing?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Check out this video featuring a talk by Douglas Lisle: The Pleasure Trap

It is very informative and he presents the information in a humerous way. In other words, I did not find it boring at all. emoticon

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WITCHYWOMAN45 9/20/2011 3:56PM

  Nifty video. It totally explains things in terms that are easy to understand. Love his artwork LOL.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yesterday, my family and I had a "fun day" - or should I say "Let's forget about all your goals to eat healthy foods. We went to this touristy town that had a lot of gift shops. For some odd reason, my dh associates going places with eating out. So, we decided to try someplace new and different. He did not want ot go to the place I suggested because he thought it was going to be too spendy. So we settled on what looked like a better than average local restaurant.

I ordered a vegetarian burger, which was awful and then some seasoned wedged. The whole meal was a disaster calorieswise. At the check was the display of pies - and I was so disatisfied with the meal that I bought a fruit buy and some chocolate chip cookies to eat on the way home. Now, not a normal size cookie, but one that was probable 3 servings.

I figure that I won't weigh myself for a couple of days and as soon as I am done blogging about how I lost my senses yesterday I am headed to the gym because it is raining outside and I NEED a good workout so I can feel better.
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SWEETLIPS 9/18/2011 5:25PM

    This journey, really is not about perfection. You are okay - it just makes us appreciate everything so much more. Enjoy your day.

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FRAN0426 9/18/2011 1:50PM

    All those calories and fat and the meal was terrible is a double ouch. Glad to see you are heading to the gym to work some of that disaster off.

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WINACHST 9/18/2011 1:10PM

    I did not get to the gym because there is an open house today and it was too crowded, so I braved the weather and went for a 45 minute run on my usual route. It felt so good!

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BURRITAELITA 9/18/2011 12:28PM

    Can you re-envision the scenario and create a different ending? For example, the veggie burger was AWFUL, so you call the waitress back and tell her that it was so bad it was inedible, did she have anything else, like a good salad, or vegetable soup, or a baked potato?

That way, you would be valuing yourself, holding the restaurant accountable, and at least getting something that you could enjoy.

Sometimes when I have a bad experience like that I re-imagine it so that if it happens again, I have a new script to follow.

Just an idea, in case it helps. emoticon

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ELEMENOPEO 9/18/2011 12:03PM

    Going out to eat is a real challenge. Good for you for hitting the gym!

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KELLEEH 9/18/2011 10:51AM

    What a bummer of a meal! Good thing it's all behind you now.

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LIV2RIDE 9/18/2011 10:21AM

    It happens. So now get your workout on and get those toxins out by sweating and really pushing yourself in your workout. You will feel better in no time.

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The Spark Chapter 1

Saturday, September 17, 2011

There is this quote: "Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize."

I cannot help but think of how his mother's actions and words must have had an impact on his life. While he states that he was different growing up, there must have been some influence by his mother that was impressed upon his soul.

It has been my experience that my core values and beliefs were instilled within me in my childhood and while I may not have expressed them in my youth I found that they became very much a part of me as I matured. Notice I wrote "matured" not aged. There is a huge difference between one aging and one maturing.

I think the thing that impressed me most about this chapter is how Chris had a dream and then put the plans to make that dream become a reality. It appears that he worked at it and it was not just dropped into his lap and he had instant success.

So, here I am in the middle age years, what do I want to accomplish with my life?
Oh, wait, that is a blog for the second chapter....

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KELLEEH 9/18/2011 10:54AM

    Can't wait to find out what you want to accomplish!!!

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MARTHASPARKS 9/17/2011 7:58PM

    I love Chris' quote. I'm in my late middle years and have found that every day I must and do choose how I will live that day and how I will treat the people I encounter. My answer: JOY!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/17/2011 7:46PM

    His quote is near and dear to my heart.

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