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Life is a Lemon Meringue Pie


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Sunday, August 11, 2013



The old saying is "If life deals you lemons - make lemonade". Well, I made a lemon meringue pie instead - literally. To be honest, life hasn't dealt me lemons. I have a wonderful life and have been extremely blessed. I am so grateful for all God has given me. I love my husband so much. I have a terrific mother healthy at 82. I have two incredible grown sons that are doing well.


I have lost 30 pounds in this past year since joining SparkPeople. I haven't reached my goal of 50 pounds as quickly as I had hoped but I haven't lost my motivation and will keep on sparking. I've started going to an exercise class twice a week which will help. I hope to reach my goal by the end of the year.

Back to the pie: I made it because it's my sweetie's favorite dessert and we're celebrating our 7th anniversary. It looks really fattening - because it IS really fattening. I made it all from scratch including real butter in the pastry and squeezed real fresh lemons. Actually it does have something healthy in it - three large eggs. But oh! lots of sugar too ! I haven't calculated the calories in one piece because I really don't want to know. We didn't cut into it last night probably because we were drinking wine (and busy doing other things Ha!) so I served it for breakfast this morning.

Best breakfast I've ever had - if I do say so myself.

The eggplant parmesan I made was fantastic too. That was super fattening as well but I rationalized it that our 7th anniversary only comes once in a lifetime. I served fresh steamed broccoli with it - Hey, something healthy ! (Johnny put cheese on his but he's super skinny and needs to gain weight).

I didn't realize until we sat down to eat that is was a "vegetarian" dinner. And we're not vegetarians. But it was great. A night to remember.

Life is Good !
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CATNCAG 5/20/2014 12:18PM

    emoticon emoticon on 7 years! emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 2/19/2014 11:18AM

    way to go. thanks for sharing.

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TERRIJ7 2/2/2014 11:04AM

    The pie looks lovely! Congratulations on your anniversary AND your Spark success!

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GRAMPIAN 9/22/2013 5:24AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/4/2013 8:31AM

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BUSMOM27 8/31/2013 9:24AM

    Happy anniversary!

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THEEAGLEWILLFLY 8/23/2013 5:33PM

  It is so lovely to read someone enjoying their life, appreciating what God is and what He's done. Lemon Meringue, Box of Chocolates!! Its all the same I guess, when all is said and done. Thank you for writing and sharing.

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WHITEANGEL4 8/21/2013 10:43PM

    Congratulations you will make it

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SUPERSYLPH 8/20/2013 7:46PM

    Yum!

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ILOVEROSES 8/19/2013 3:36AM

    emoticon on your 7th emoticon 30 lbs emoticon emoticon The pie looks emoticon

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BANNERMAN 8/19/2013 12:04AM

  Thanks for sharing you celebration.

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LITTLEST-CORGI 8/17/2013 3:59PM

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LUVTOBOWL 8/16/2013 9:46PM

    emoticon and continue to enjoy life!

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CANDIK48 8/16/2013 12:13PM

    Congratulations on your achievement!

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JRRING 8/16/2013 9:55AM

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CORNERKICK 8/16/2013 1:20AM

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JERICHO1991 8/15/2013 10:32PM

    Sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

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CATLADY52 8/15/2013 4:13PM

    emoticon on the anniversary!
emoticon on the pie! It looks delish emoticon

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LISA_FRAME 8/15/2013 11:16AM

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PENOWOK 8/15/2013 10:58AM

    Sounds like a few of MY favorite foods!!! Congratulations!

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SPARK921 8/14/2013 10:10AM

    Beautiful. Both the pie AND you! I think it says so much that, even though you haven't gotten to your 50 pound goal as fast as you had hoped (which is a common theme I hear on Spark!), that you haven't ost your spark to continue.

Slow and steady "wins" the race! emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 8/14/2013 9:44AM

    Congratulation on your 7th anniversary!

Glad to hear you enjoyed your special meal.

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SASSYTHING52 8/14/2013 12:29AM

    my annversary was yesterday 40 years

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ANGGEL40 8/13/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon Pie looks yummy!

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KHALIA2 8/13/2013 9:26PM

  Happy Anniversary! Hope you had a marvelous time!

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MONTREAL12 8/13/2013 6:58PM

  Congratulations on your 7th anniversary; the pie looks great and I love the eggplant parmesan; not to mention the wine; hope you enjoyed the entire bottle as you wouldn't want it to get contaminated with too much air. Nice to hear that you appreciate the good life and that you're thankful for it. emoticon Happy Anniversary and many more emoticon

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JANET552 8/13/2013 5:19PM

    emoticon That pie looks amazing!!

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JUSGETTENBY42 8/13/2013 4:34PM

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MERRYMERRY6 8/13/2013 3:25PM

    You look happy and loving life! emoticon

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MNNICE 8/13/2013 3:01PM

    Lemon meringue pie is one of my absolute favorites! Congratulations on your 7th anniversary!

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BANDMOM2012 8/13/2013 1:15PM

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JRRING 8/13/2013 10:26AM

  Happy Anniversary!

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GMALUCKY13 8/13/2013 10:12AM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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FARIS71 8/13/2013 9:17AM

    What a wonderful blog! Happy Anniversary! Pie for breakfast - why not?!?! Love it!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/13/2013 8:54AM

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SCRAPBECCA 8/13/2013 7:46AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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LEANMEAN2 8/13/2013 7:45AM

    That pie looks soooo good.

Thanks for sharing.

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HAPPYMENOW58 8/13/2013 5:27AM

    Wow..... That pie looks awesome!

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GEORGIAGIRL26 8/13/2013 4:47AM

    Happy Belated Anniversary and congrats on 30 pounds lost.
I am so happy for you sister! Keep up the good work.
I believe in you. You will reach your goal. (I am cheering you on!)
Your friend in Christ and Fitness, Holly emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 8/13/2013 1:53AM

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MARYJEANSL 8/13/2013 12:47AM

  Gorgeous pie! And, congrats and happy anniversary! :-)

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GOING-STRONG 8/13/2013 12:18AM

    You know how to make one fine looking pie! Happy Anniversary!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/12/2013 11:46PM

    I love these pies emoticon

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LYNCHD05 8/12/2013 11:42PM

    We are not on a diet but we are living a healthy lifestyle. Nothing is off limits within reason so enjoying the pie like you did is perfectly acceptable.
Happy anniversary!!!!

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SUGAR0814 8/12/2013 11:10PM

    Happy Anniversary & the pie looks yummy!! emoticon

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SJKENT1 8/12/2013 10:42PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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AMEENA5 8/12/2013 10:32PM

    I think you're an example of what a 'grounded' person is. You have accomplished so much...I'm glad you prepared such an amazing meal. Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

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JSEATTLE 8/12/2013 10:09PM

  Congratulations on you Anniversary! You both look absolutely Fabulous!

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DIANNEMT 8/12/2013 10:08PM

    Happy anniversary!

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POUNDSAWAY73 8/12/2013 9:48PM

  emoticon emoticon on your 7th!!! Even though you haven't lost to goal, you've come a long way. 30 pounds is quite an achievement and you should be very proud. emoticon I love lemon meringue pie. Yum! Yum!

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