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Happy Tuesday everyone! 83.4 lbs gone so far!


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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hi-ya Sparkfriends!

November 5th already! Wow! I feel so behind in my exercise for this month because of being sick. I am on my second round of antibiotics. I missed Zumba last week because I was sick & also because the facility had no power. I don't think I am going this Thursday either because I don't want to over-do it. I have been walking a bit, but nothing too crazy until I get all better!

While I was sick, I mostly laid around and caught up on TV shows. My back was bugging me a bit, so I baked cookies one day and muffins another! I tried out this pumpkin spice muffin weight watchers recipe from a co-worker. (RECIPE BELOW). They turned out pretty good, and I even had one! I didn't have any cookies! I made baked apples last night as a snack for my parents and myself. They really enjoyed it. I also stopped at Redbox and rented Snow White & The Huntsman because my parents never saw it. I picked up some flowers and the tea bags my Mom likes the best to cheer her up a bit. She has been feeling down lately, and since I was actually out of the house, I wanted to do something nice for her.

Yesterday was tough at work. I didn't have a ton to do, but I was still tired at the end of the day because of lounging for so much over the weekend. It also stunk because of how dark is was at 5:30!!!! I remembered why I don't like the time change - it is dark when I leave work now! I am still coughing and clearing my throat a lot, but I do feel a lot better. Mentally I feel awesome. I have a lot of energy in my mind & I feel pretty happy and upbeat. I just want to get all of the sickness out!

I now weigh-in at 166.6! I may actually reach my 5% weight loss goal by Dec 1st! I have to be at 162.5 to get my Fall Challenge goal! Four more pounds! yikes! My BIG goal is still 155 - healthy weight for my height! I know I will get there one day. I don't have a set date yet of when I want to reach this goal... once the fall challenge is over, maybe I will sit down and really figure out a real goal date! I just don't want to push myself too much and then feel discouraged if I don't make the goal! I have reached most of my goals so far, but to be at 155 lbs is what is really motivating me the most!

I hope everyone has a lovely rest of the week! Keep Sparking!
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Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe:
1 box Spice Cake Mix
15 oz non-spiced pumpkin puree
1 cup water or 1/2 water with one egg

Blend together the cake mix, pumpkin, and water (and egg). Spray the muffin tin and fill each halfway. You could use liners, but the muffins are very moist, and they usually stick to the liners. The egg makes the muffins more cake-like. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.






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NIKKIJ55 11/7/2012 9:19PM

    Congratulations! The muffin recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/7/2012 9:17PM

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LAWANDMUSIC 11/7/2012 9:02PM

    Congrats!


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MJ7DM33 11/7/2012 8:57PM

  emoticon Take care! Thx for sharing the recipe!

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JAMER123 11/7/2012 8:55PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. That is exactly what I have lost and hit a looooong plateau!!! Still hoping to bust it this winter.

I have tried the muffins and they are good. Glad you took time to make them. Hope you are doing better now. Take care!!
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TUBJUMPER 11/7/2012 8:52PM

    Glad you are feeling better! The muffins sound great, I am going to make them next week

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PENSIEVEGAZER 11/7/2012 8:24PM

    Sorry, leaving another comment to subscribe as I can't find a button to do it another way haha

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PENSIEVEGAZER 11/7/2012 8:21PM

    Those look delicious!
I'm glad you're not over-pushing yourself.

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J2740LOU 11/7/2012 8:16PM

    You are an inspiration! Get Better, Get strong, and then get back on track. Healthy and enthusiastic. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thanks for sharing.

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ANNESYLVIA 11/7/2012 8:09PM

    emoticon yummy pictures

You will feel better and get back on track

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GARDEMON 11/7/2012 8:04PM

  Inspiring. Keep going.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/7/2012 6:58PM

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glad you're back in the land of the living !

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my kind of recipe -
easy, healthy AND delicious

Keep taking care of yourself

Have a Thrilling Thursday

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BLESSINGS!

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BUSMOM27 11/7/2012 6:55PM

    Great job! Hope you feel better soon.

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BKNOCK 11/7/2012 6:42PM

    Yum! emoticon

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RANDOM00B 11/7/2012 6:18PM

    Woo-Hoo!! Way to go for you. Those muffins look so yummy!!!

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LTMURPHY7 11/7/2012 5:53PM

 

I'm making the muffins. They sound great

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PATRICIAANN46 11/7/2012 5:53PM

  emoticon Hope you feel better soon. emoticon for the recipe.

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MAMACITADEBI 11/7/2012 5:41PM

    You are rocking it!! emoticon

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TEEBEE44 11/7/2012 5:13PM

    Way to take care of yourself...on all accounts! (not to mention your Mom...she is luck to have a daughter like you!)

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CAROL494 11/7/2012 4:52PM

  emoticon Thanks for the recipe!

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HELL0KITTY77 11/7/2012 4:30PM

    The muffins sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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PCASEY7 11/7/2012 4:30PM

    Congrats on the great weight loss! Hope you feel better soon!

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WENDIGAYLE 11/7/2012 4:28PM

  Wow GReat Job! Keep up the good work. And the stuff looks so yummy!

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CHANSEN_20001 11/7/2012 4:28PM

    Awesome job!! Those muffins look yummy!!!

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    Yummy emoticon

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/7/2012 3:49PM

    Yum!!

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PEGGYO 11/7/2012 3:19PM

    thanks for sharing the recipe

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THOMS1 11/7/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon mm emoticon Great weight loss! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 11/7/2012 2:43PM

    Pretty flowers!

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MOMOSG 11/7/2012 2:26PM

    Great job on the weight loss. Slow and steady is the best way. The muffins sound delicious. I really enjoy pumpkin.

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MARYJEANSL 11/7/2012 2:17PM

  Congratulations to you! You are doing amazingly well. I do hope you are totally over your illness soon. No fun being sick!

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CAROLJ35 11/7/2012 2:15PM

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Great job on your weight loss!!! Stay so upbeat and you will soon be at goal.
Glad you like to bake healthy foods!!!

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SHOSHANADP 11/7/2012 1:54PM

    I hope you feel better soon. Congratulations on what you have accomplished already and good luck on your future goals.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/7/2012 1:15PM

    You are doing so well!!!!!!!!
You got a popular blog!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are so awesome! I am very very happy for you!

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EG8383 11/7/2012 1:02PM

  4 lbs for your challenge, you can do it!!! I'm going to try this recipes for the muffins. =) keep rocking it!!!!!!

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KKING975 11/7/2012 12:08PM

    Great story I needed some motivation. Plan to try the muffin recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing😊

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CAT-IN-CJ 11/7/2012 12:07PM

    Glad you're feeling better. It really sucks to be sick.
How thoughtful to pick up those beautiful flowers and tea for your mother.
The recipes look yummy, especially the pumpkin spice muffins. We had ONE pumpkin in our garden this summer. (That's remarkable because I can't even grow zucchini!!!) Muffins might be a good use for it . . . maybe for Thanksgiving.

Congrads on your weight loss progress!!!! Sounds like you've put to use all the good info SP offers. Best wishes on your continued success!

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BESCATS 11/7/2012 11:58AM

    I am so impressed by your weight loss. What an amazing girl you are.
You WILL meet your goal, you are determined.
I hope you are feeling better, and thank you for sharing all your success with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKETGIRL229 11/7/2012 11:47AM

    Congratulations on succeeding your weight loss goals. (Tremendous job!) Hope you feeling better too.

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GINGERVISTA 11/7/2012 11:42AM

    I KNOW! Don't you just HATE when life kicks in & you're thrown out of the routine for awhile? Following major surgery at the end of July & staying at friend's house, then being provided meals by people afterwards, I was really off kilter. Then a medical scare last week that put me through 2 days of tests.......still haven't gotten back to regular routine & it's very frustrating. Fortunately, I've got SP to connect with & help with that.
I just emoticon sparkrecipes, don't you? Even being pescatarian (vegetarian plus fish), the majority of my meals are Spark recipes, including last night's parmesan tilapiia. Quick, simple & delicious!
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SPADABEK 11/7/2012 11:40AM

    congrats on the 83.4!!! emoticon

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EPATTEN79 11/7/2012 11:32AM

    Slow and steady wins the race. Keep up the good work and thanks for the muffin recipe, sounds delicious!
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