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Circuit Training Starts Again.

Monday, August 25, 2014

My body had really missed circuit training - in a couple of ways.

1. I feel GREAT. Sore and tired (and pretty sweaty), but great! It is the perfect way to start my day and I am glad I psyched myself back into it.

2. I FEEL it. I know it will become easier each day, and by next week I'll be at it with no problem, but getting back into a habit is always an effort. At least this one is worth it. :)

I have an order for delivery tonight, so I'll have to start baking right after I make the bed and pick up the upstairs. I am also going to whip up a few healthy snacks for myself for this week, things like Energy Bites and homemade granola. I desperately need quick foods for myself (I am glad to be the only one in the family with Celiac disease, obviously, but it absolutely means there are less on-hand snacks for me since I have no interest in pre-packeaged foods), so I need to make myself portion them out for the week each Monday to stay on top of things.

Otherwise, things are good. Evening walks are going to re-appear this week and I am putting the scale away until September 1. At that time, I am only going weigh myself on the 1st of each month and focus on the stamina, body changes, and mental benefits the rest of the month. Every now and again I have to just go scale-free and I think I have hit one of those times again.

Have a great week, all!

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    Good luck with the circuit training. I have never done it.

I have celiac disease too according to my doctor but so far have not tried to tackle it other than the trying to stay away from processed foods. I'm already not allowed to have salt of sugar so it makes it hard.

Was the rest of your family tested for celiac disease? If often runs in families.

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I Am So Tired. (Plus: Famous Artwork Cupcake Photos)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Between yesterday's all day outing (LOTS of walking!) and today's artwork inspired cupcake decorating (not to mention cleaning, laundry, and chasing an active boy while we were home alone together), I am really looking forward to an early night and (God willing) SLEEP.

We have had a wonderful weekend, though, so a bit of exhaustion is worth it. :)

This week will be moderately busy, as far as the baking business goes. I am doing a birthday cake and cookie set tomorrow, Buckeyes will be made, and then I have a full wedding that gets delivered on Friday evening. It'll be even busier on the 'around the house' front, though, as I will be cleaning the outside windows, moving furniture in at least two rooms, and working on redecorating a couple of rooms. I'm also starting Jillian's 30 Day Shred again. So, no pressure. Haha.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Cupcakes inspired by famous works of art.

Where we spent a large chunk of time yesterday.

Me, staying hydrated!

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    Very creative cupcakes! Sweet!

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    Loved the cupcakes and the lighthouse! I can't imagine how you can keep up with that schedule. You are amazing. No wonder you are tired!

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BLUENOSE63 8/24/2014 7:46PM

  Wow those are great cupcakes! You are quite talented.....did they get eaten?

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Friday, August 22, 2014

I think I am going to buy a bathing suit on clearance this weekend - two sizes smaller than I need right now. That will be the motivator in the closet to keep me going all winter. :)

Yes, I realize that my health, looking better, and feeling better should be all the incentive I need, but let's be honest - if that is ALL we needed then none of us would be here!

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/22/2014 3:54PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/22/2014 12:48PM

    I think it's a great idea!! I hope you can find a cute one for a good price.

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LJOYCE55 8/22/2014 12:11PM

  I think that is a great idea. I think I will copy that and then try it on once a week til it fits.

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New Cupcake Designs. (Photos)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hello all. My personal eating and exercise is going well, so that's good. Fortunately I cannot eat most things I bake and decorate - the following cupcakes being an example. :) I wanted to work on a new line of character cupcakes, but not use the exact same techniques you see all over the Internet. With these, I used tips and colours that I thought would best illustrate the textures and styles of each character. Printing, cutting out, and assembling the cupcake toppers on these took a bit of time (mainly the cutting out portion), but I think it was all well worth it. I am very pleased with how they turned out and look forward to them being a regular part of the bakery menu from here on out. :)

(For those wondering - my Mother has been experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. She was incredibly fortunate to be in the hospital when it started, because they were able to shock her back immediately. She is currently wearing a shock LifeVest until they can get her transferred and into surgery to have a permanent defribillator to be implanted directly into her chest. She is actually doing amazingly well, all things considered, and sounded good this evening when I spoke with her. Naturally we are all concerned, but are trusting in her medical team and our faith. Fortunately, there are a lot of us who do believe that science and religion can go hand in hand!)

The cupcakes. (Group shot, and then a few individuals.)

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LJOYCE55 8/22/2014 12:12PM

  Those are great designs. Hope your mother is better.

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MCONFESSOR 8/17/2014 8:36PM

    Thank you, all.

MorticiaAddams - They can all be done in a GF version. :)

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    My father has a pacemaker/defibrillator and does well with it. I am praying that your mom does the same. Hugs.

I really love the new cupcakes. They are so colorful and beautiful!! I bet you will sell a ton of these. I would have wanted them when I was young! Actually I would want one now if I could have gluten. LOL.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/17/2014 3:47PM

    They're amazing! I think they are brilliant and love the different textures and shapes, so well done.

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YMWONG22 8/17/2014 7:03AM

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Hope you mother gets well soon.

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Prayers For My Mom Are Welcome, If You Do That. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Mother has been rushed into ICU following a series of heart attacks that have disturbed the heart rhythm. Long story short, she is being prepped for heart surgery. The extent will be determined once they are in there and can fully see what they are dealing with.

There is just so much going on and I'm so worried. I hate not being able to be there. I mean, my Mom and I are both realists and we understand that you can't halt life for unexpected things. She was on the other end of the country when her own Mother was going through so much (and when she passed away), so I know she certainly doesn't hold my distance against me - and we are talking as much as possible - but it still hurts, you know? I'd like to give her a big hug and tell her it'll all be ok, even though we really have no way of knowing that.

What I DO believe, though, is that God knows what is going on and that her doctors will have the knowledge and skill to do what needs to be done. At this point it really is out of all of our hands. I just hope the outcome that is meant to be is the one I want it to be.

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NEED2LOSEN2010 8/17/2014 6:51AM

    Prayers. emoticon

God Bless

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MYTURNNOW2013 8/13/2014 7:54AM

    Prayers for the entire family are going up for you today. As with so many things, it's in God's hands, and that's the best place it can be. emoticon

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    I think your attitude is the right one. I will keep her and you in my prayers. emoticon

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