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L'Aissez Le Bon Rouleau De Temps!(Let the Good times Roll!)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The blues and grays of winter are nearly over and Mardi Gras(a nicer way of saying Fat Tuesday) is close at hand! I see Mardi Gras as a way to scare off winter. Wouldn't you run if you saw the lunacy of NOLA on Tuesday? I dont know who can throw a party better than the good citizens of NOLA! Mardi Gras is a decadent pleasure that occurs the day before Ash Wednesday which begins Lenten Season. During Lent it's traditional to ourselves a pleasureful thing(something we Sparkers are already familiar with) and be much in prayer for strength. There will be many parties on Tuesday as people celebrate Mardi Gras while some will use it as another excuse to overindulge in bad food and drink choices. What choice will you make Tuesday? I'm going to enjoy Bourbon Chicken and Dirty Rice accompanied by several vegetables, a slice of hot cocoa cake with fat free ice cream, topped with strawberry sauce and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. That's about as decadent as I can get! For my party, I've got a 500 calorie burning workout planned and I'll try to do some walking for my Mardi Gras parade. I'm not wearing costume and mask! It causes a flash back to 1985 but that's another story... emoticon
As fpr the denials of Lent let's challenge ourselves to do MORE cardio, MORE strengthening, drinking more WATER, and working harder at making better choices. While others are letting the good times roll in sheer decadence, let's make the good times roll in good health with our Spark Mates!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAHIBOMOM 2/26/2009 9:29PM

    Sure you're not a professional motivational speaker???? Your blog's great!!!

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DIXIEDD 2/22/2009 6:41PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time. The food sounds yummy.I was in New Orleans for the family girl trip in 2007. Each year the girls in the family try to go somewhere together. We had a great time. I'm looking forward to going back with adults the next time.

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MARTINIGAL413 2/22/2009 12:21AM

    Wow! This is a great motivational blog!!! I love it! Also, can I come over for dinner on Tuesday? That sounds delish! I may have to try to concoct something like that for myself... Enjoy your Marti Gras parade! (And what's the story from 1985?!??! Inquiring minds want to know!) And I love the Lenten ideas... I'm in!

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SJELZY 2/21/2009 11:38PM

  More discipline and dedication and less decadence for me!

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