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18 day streak - Cornbread Contest

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I wrote a book last year called The Cornbread Bible. It has recipes from family and friends and stories to go along with the recipes. I call it a recipe storybook. I mostly wrote it for my family and friends, but to my absolute amazement, it took off on Amazon and there are thousands of copies circulating either as a paperback or Kindle book.

So now, I've become "The Queen of Cornbread" and I've been asked to judge some cornbread contests. One is coming up this weekend. They also asked me to judge their canning contest, since I do that, too. I am really excited and happy about it, but it does pose some Spark challenges.

The Sucarnochee Folklife Festival is this weekend. Some contests judge on appearance and looking at the recipe. Others, you actually taste the entry. In this festival, you taste the entry. Some challenges this will pose for me will be exercise, food tracking and calorie consumption. I have no idea how many "tastes" of jam and jelly or pickles and preserves I may have to (get to) taste, but it will surely add up to some calories. When I'm not judging, I'll be either on stage reading excerpts from the book or sitting at a book signing/sales table. Not a lot of exercise opportunity there. The festival ends at 4 and then I'll be driving 250 miles back home. More sedentary time.

This is a great and super fun event for me... please don't think I am anything other than honored and grateful to be asked to do this... but I do think I need to plan for what likely lies before me.

I think my best strategy is to try to get some additional exercise minutes in today and tomorrow, if possible, and stay really low cal for breakfast and dinner on Saturday. Does anyone have any other ideas?
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    Patti- The canned goods have to have been canned within the past 12 months, so yes, they would be last summer's stuff. Thank you, too, for the encouraging words!

    Nyanqueen - Thank you for the idea about seated exercise.

    Nanna- Thanks for your encouragement!
    2129 days ago
    I know you didn't get where you are today by saying.."It's only one Day so don't worry about it" !!!
    I know you will figure out a plan of attack.
    The Fair sounds wonderful but so early in the season.
    Are they using last years canned goods?
    Can't wait to try canning meats from the ideas from your You Can Can Meat Kindle book !!!!
    Enjoy the Fair.
    2129 days ago
    Are there not some exercise, like contracting your muscles you can 'secretly' do while having to sit, like for example the Abdominal Circle mentioned here:

    Then there are a few tips here:

    Really creative one here with the Alphabet suggestion ;):

    2129 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2013 8:09:03 AM
    2129 days ago
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