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Celebrating Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Celebrating Valentine's Day... it is the day we express to those we love, how much we do love them. Who better to express that to than yourself! As I was getting my food ready for work, I thought oh... it is Valentine's day and I don't want to get derailed. You just never know who is going to bring chocolate to "share". You see, I am a chocoholic! I have to stay away from the chocolate candies because i just can't resist.

I make a green drink every morning and as I am getting this put together I realized hey... this is my valentine present to me... it's CHOCOLATE! I make my green drink with dark chocolate cocoa powder, dark cherries, mangoes, (all frozen) maca root, raw green food powder, chia seeds and i sweeten it with dates, three usually does the trick. (make sure you buy pitted dates though). I know this seems like it contradicts my addiction to chocolate but honestly it is so not the same thing taste wise for me, so it does not really trigger that I can't get enough feeling. That is a BIG THANK GOD!

Honestly, it really put a smile on my face because I was giving myself a Valentine gift that was and is really good for me. What a GREAT FEELING that was. I don't remember ever smiling because I did someting GOOD for myself. THIS is what Sparkle People has done for me in just one weeks time and honestly I am amazed.

I think I was so ready to get back on this horse and begin taking care of myself again. Being the sole caregiver to my mother is what totally consumed my life. She is still in rehab and will be going to assited living. This alone is a big change for the both of us yet I have made so many changes already and this excites me because I am feeling the results, seeing the scale drop - (I peeked - shhh!) and I have a better attitude about myself because I am not sitting and wishing I would get up and do something... I AM DOING SOMETHING! emoticon


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