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Giving 2013 a Fine Send Off

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

I had another decent day yesterday! I ate what I planned, I did most of the chores I set out to do, including one of the two slow cooker meals. I tried a garlic chicken recipe. It called for dark meat, but I used breasts. It was a little overcooked and a little dry despite all the juices. I'm having one of my favorite dishes for lunch today: sweet potato topped with black beans and salsa and some wonderfully fragrant wild rice.

I'm showing some real stick-to-it-edness with fitness too. I did my bike first thing in the morning and did the EA Sports workout on the PS3 in the evening. Bonus points for the p.m. workout!

P.S. I read a blog by a new Sparkfriend *waves to Pam* yesterday about exercising your willpower. I'm here to tell you, it works! The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. So, pick a small thing you'd like to change and just keep working at it. You're worth it!

Thanks for sparking with me!

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JMARIES51 12/7/2013 11:15AM

    Sounds like you are gearing up to make Dec the best. Good for you! Great attitude. emoticon emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 12/6/2013 1:02PM


Good for you, you're doing so great!

Love, Ginger

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/4/2013 9:12PM

    Some substitutions don't work well and I think breast meat for dark in a crockpot is one of them. The time probably needs to be adjusted because the meat is naturally less juicy.

I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes but that lunch sounds really good.

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    I might have to look into some crock pot meals! Might free up some time for other projects around the house.

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PKCTTS 12/4/2013 2:09PM

    Glad that article clicked for you - I have found that philosophy really works too. Good for you getting it done!

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JCARDINAL 12/4/2013 12:14PM

    That sweet potato sounds delish! You are doing fantastic!!

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/4/2013 12:12PM

  Way to go on the double work out and sticking with your meal plan! I'm not a huge fan of the crock pot...I know folks swear by them. I feel like if you cook anything over 5 or 6 hours in it it's dry, even if you have one with a timer and it goes to warm after that time period. I tend to stick to using that on the weekend when I can watch it more effectiviely than when I'm at work. Although maybe putting the meat in their frozen might's worth a try.

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