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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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SKYWATCHER6 11/7/2012 7:19AM

  You sound so determined - good for you! Best of luck reaching your weight-loss goal.
Hope you're all better soon.
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KARRENLYNN 11/7/2012 7:18AM

    I hope you're feeling better soon and thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds great!

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MANILUS 11/7/2012 6:56AM

    Hope you feel better soon! Your such a thoughtful daughter. I love Zumba, you are right not to overdo it. Congrats on your weight loss and don't worry about setting a date, it won't help. You will reach it!

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DMEYER4 11/7/2012 6:47AM

  emoticon you are doing emoticon emoticon emoticon Also glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for the recipe

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JGRAY76 11/7/2012 6:29AM

    Congrats on the weight loss, glad you are feeling better and the muffins sound yummy.

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GRUMBLEGIRL 11/7/2012 6:26AM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LYNKIN 11/7/2012 6:24AM

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NEWNAC304 11/7/2012 6:21AM

    You have come so far! Keep up the good work!

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KIPPER15 11/7/2012 6:14AM

    emoticon on the loss. emoticon The muffins sound yummy. I will have to try them. emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 11/7/2012 6:12AM

    HAPPY THURSDAY KIMPY! KEEP RAWKING AS YOU GOT IT GOING ON! THANKS FOR THE RECIPE TOO gf!
LOVE YA
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ALOZEE 11/7/2012 6:07AM

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DNRAE1 11/7/2012 6:02AM

    Fantastic!

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KELLYPAQ 11/7/2012 5:57AM

    Good for you, on nearing your goals and allowing your body the time it needed to heal. Not pushing yourself will pay off in the LNG run.

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DORCAS9 11/7/2012 5:26AM

    Great attitude & blog too! emoticon I'm aiming to get rid of all my sickness too! emoticon emoticon on the weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Love those recipes & the pics! Will have to try them! emoticon emoticon Have a great week! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/7/2012 5:08AM

    Wow
Superb

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SUSANK16 11/7/2012 4:54AM

  great job

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POLSKARENIA 11/7/2012 4:43AM

    Great blog! Hope you continue to feel much better fast!

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/7/2012 4:29AM

    Oh man they look tasty. I might have to do some baking tonight!

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KALISWALKER 11/7/2012 4:23AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/6/2012 7:07PM

    Congratulations on such a phenomenal weight loss and a continued positive attitude. You will reach your goal of 155 with the attitude you have. You need to know that your story inspires me. It's because of people like you who are going before me that I have to believe that I can do it too. So glad for you that the goal weight is getting closer, so close. Keep at it, girl. Stay focussed. Soon you'll be celebrating at 155!!!

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/6/2012 6:09PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better and WAY TO GO on the weight loss! You give me hope!

Also, right there with ya on hating this time change. It is so dark by the time I leave work I really don't think I can run after work outside at all. It's either before work or at the gym until this nasty weather starts getting better! :-)

Have a great week!

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A-NEW-TARA 11/6/2012 5:02PM

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. What a great job you're doing on this journey, I have no doubt that you'll achieve all your goals. And what a great daughter you are to cheer your mom up with your loving actions.

Have a fabulous day and week!
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BRENDABUNNY 11/6/2012 4:20PM

    You ROCK my friiend emoticon

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SCHEZBRO 11/6/2012 2:25PM

    This is awesome! You are an inspiration! Congratulations, I know you will get to your goal! Thanks for sharing!

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FITBIZZZ 11/6/2012 11:28AM

    Nicely done. You've come a long way. Hope you feel better lickety-split.

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CEKNIGHT 11/6/2012 11:12AM

    ...and congratulations on your weight loss!!!!
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CEKNIGHT 11/6/2012 11:10AM

    i am glad you are feeling better and not pushing yourself too hard. The cookies, muffins and apples look delicious! The flower arrangement is beautiful. Take good care of yourself and get well soon!
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/6/2012 10:55AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss! You're so close to your goal! You are amazing!

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JAXMOMMY 11/6/2012 10:48AM

    I love those muffins. I like to make them as mini-muffins. I don't use the egg. They make a nice little snack. Great job on your weight loss! You must feel terrific! I'm glad you are starting to feel better. Hope all that sickness is gone soon! Just take it easy until then! You'll reach that final goal! Keep Sparking!

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ALICIALYNNE 11/6/2012 10:37AM

    emoticon You can do it!

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JERSEYGIRL24 11/6/2012 10:35AM

    You are doing great!!! Love your pictures, especially the flowers. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 11/6/2012 10:28AM

    I am glad you are feeling better! Cookies and Muffins look delish! I know you will meet you goal - Happy Tuesday :)

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JAMIEHODGES 11/6/2012 10:18AM

    Great blog, congrats on your weight loss so far. Keep up the good work and I hope you make that 5% by 12/1.

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