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Yesterday, I ate cake!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013



I don't want any of you to think I'm perfect, by any means. Yesterday, was a good day, overall. We had an ice storm yesterday morning, so I didn't have to be at work until noon & I get off at 4:00. I took my lunch break, too. emoticon

Long story short, after lunch I went to the break room to get my water out of the freezer & there was this really pretty cake in there. I won't go into detail other than to say it was chocolate cake with white frosting. I like cake. Cake is one of my biggest downfalls, but I don't particularly care for chocolate cake. I can usually pass it up pretty easily, but did I mention that it was pretty?

I've been a little frustrated that the scale hasn't moved in nearly 2 months & while I wasn't really having a pity party, I was enthralled at how pretty this cake was. I got a big honkin' piece & ate every bite.

I only went over my calories by 50 yesterday, so it didn't hurt me too badly & I got some extra walking in yesterday & did some strength training & cardio at the gym, but you know what I discovered? That cake wasn't worth it. It was probably about 300 calories. While It was really, really pretty, it didn't taste all that good. I had a sugar rush & then crashed later.

I was a little mad at myself for awhile, but I'm good now. I'm over it & ready to move on.



Today is a new day & a time to start over.



Today: Don't eat the cake!! It's totally not worth it. It's just pretty & it's not going to taste that great. You'll just get a sugar rush & crash later on. Trust me on this. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KARENLEIGH32 1/29/2013 10:06PM

    Don't eat the cake, I get it. My weakness is cobbler, SIL told me today they recently have peach & blackberry. I sure hope they have eaten both, I'm going over for Super Bowl Party!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/29/2013 5:12PM

    If it was such a pretty cake why would you want to cut into it and destroy the pretty??? emoticon

I hear you!!! I know exactly what you say when the junk you want to eat really isn't even as good as you had anticipated. You'd think I'd remember that but...I err from time to time too.

Keep a lid on that freezer in the lunch room!!!

Onward and forward!

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JULIERAE41 1/29/2013 4:03PM

    Keep calm and carry on!

Get thee behind me, chocolate cake! LOL

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CYCLINGSANDY 1/29/2013 1:05PM

    I can usually pass on cake, but ice cream is what I crave. I know the feeling that it was good only for a short while. It will probably be easier to walk by the cake next time.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/29/2013 10:36AM

    We just can't trust pretty cake. Looks can be deceiving.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/29/2013 9:26AM

    Well - I would say 50 over and cake was a really good day! I think the occasional slip reminds us why we don't (or shouldn't) do things like that!

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2BDYNAMIC 1/29/2013 9:12AM

    emoticon ..... Such a good point! And you are so right ............ those things that 'tantalize' us are usually bad news! ......... (( fell to one last week, then gave myself a swift kick) .................... ((I love reading all the previous posts--very supportive and good) ............... so we will all move on and be happy! emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/29/2013 8:51AM

    I guess it's a good thing it didn't taste all it was hyped up to be. Now you know you can't judge a book, or in this case a cake by the way it looks from the outside. Yesterday I was terribly starved and ate an entire bowl (big bowl) of cereal. Of all things. Yikes! But hey, it happens to all.

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GINA180847 1/29/2013 8:19AM

    Yesterday I took one of my english students (19 yrs) shopping. She is helping me to buy the right stuff for the makeup applying class she taught and I took. We struggled so hard with language, she with english and I with spanish. So I invited her out for a latte. It was to a cinnamon bun place and she had never had one before. We each got one tiny one and she was so impressed. I should not have eaten it either but I enjoyed it as well and have no desire for another so all is well.

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MICKEYH 1/29/2013 8:14AM

    You've said you got a sugar rush and crushed later on. I might have experience of this before.
But not sure. What does sugar rush feels like to you? Thanks.

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MATTEROFHEART 1/29/2013 8:00AM

    I totally agree! I think our tastes actually change after a while! Those sweets aren't nearly as good as they used to be!!!

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TDEMAIO2 1/29/2013 6:28AM

    It's done and over : ) SO pretty isn't always good emoticon Your doing GREAT emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/29/2013 6:05AM

    Darn those office treats!!!! The donuts get me sometimes.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/29/2013 5:44AM

    It was no big deal. You can do it, just move on.

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MARYJOANNA 1/29/2013 5:39AM

  Once in awhile you just gotta have it. Sometimes I think that is good as it jars your metabolism.

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/29/2013 5:14AM

    Thanks for sharing your lesson ... we learn them in the classroom or on the field trip. I'd much prefer to learn in the classroom from your field trip since you've already taken it. emoticon

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KUTEY5041 1/29/2013 4:45AM

    Just remember, every one of us is going to get that certain something from time to time that we feel like we should not have had after it is over. Don't sweat it and don't make yourself feel guilty. You are probably back on track now or will be tomorrow. Forget about it and just go from today forward. emoticon

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End of your rope = God's doorstep.

Monday, January 28, 2013



Life is truly, truly difficult sometimes. Things happen, people are hurt, people become ill, lives are changed. You can end up in a pit of despair & you can't see any way out of it.



The end of your rope is the beginning of God's doorstep. I have been through so much in my life. Many times, I had to tie a knot in the end of that rope & I was so thankful God was there to catch me when I couldn't hang on any longer. He can do so much more than I can alone & it's so nice to lean on Him & let Him handle it.

For my sanity, I had to put things in His hands & let them go.



Through the tough times in my life, I have become stronger, but I have also been able to show more compassion, sympathy & empathy toward others. We can't control the actions of others. We have to let them be who they are.

We have to forgive -- not just for that other person who may have wronged you, but for YOURSELF. There is freedom in forgiveness.



Lack of forgiveness can be a nasty thing. It can eat at you, affect your relationships, affect your peace of mind. I can cause all kinds of health issues because of that added stress on your body, which can then lead to emotional eating.



Last time I looked we were all human. We all mess up. We all make mistakes.

It takes a strong person to forgive.



Set yourself free!!





Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HZGLORY 2/4/2013 12:27AM

    This was a very hard blog for me to read right now. I too believe in forgiveness, however I forgave my stepfather for many sins he did, to myself and my sisters as a child. He was never held accountable for his actions, they were just forgiven in my heart. So my husband and I started up a relationship with he and my mother and then not long after I had a baby. As any grandparent would they wanted to babysit him some times, and we complied until we discovered he was being molested by that same forgiven man. Since this happened years ago I have struggled with exactly what forgiveness means and expects. Now I am faced with a younger sister that I cared for in my home when she needed help for her and her boys. Then she many times turned on me and led my other sisters to believe I was a bad person. She did this over a few years and I finally just pulled back from her out of self preservation. I attempted to forgive her and try to reconnect with her last year and she did the same thing all over again. Now she is trying to get me to connect with her by Facebook and it just drags up those same feelings of me doing that with my father and it coming back to hurt me and those I love. When is it the right thing to let go of hurts someone causes but not put yourself out there to be mistreated again?

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/29/2013 12:54AM

    We were talking about this in Bible study tonight. It is so true. Holding a grudge only hurts you.

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JULIERAE41 1/28/2013 10:51PM

    This was lovely. Thank-you!

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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 6:09PM

    Great blog !! Thank you so much for sharing. I really needed to hear this today.
I hope everything is fine with you. Take care.
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/28/2013 5:21PM

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KARENLEIGH32 1/28/2013 4:51PM

    You just said a whole lot!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/28/2013 4:12PM

    Thank you so much for taking the time to collect the quotes and inspire us as you keep working on your own journey.

HUGS

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SAINTBETH 1/28/2013 2:11PM

    yep

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/28/2013 1:09PM

    Wow- that was awesome. Just what I needed to hear. Thank you.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/28/2013 12:51PM

    Thanks, I needed this!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/28/2013 9:58AM

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/28/2013 9:39AM

    I really like this inspirational blog posts by you. Keep them coming. Have a GREAT day! emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/28/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon Thanks!!!

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KIWIANN 1/28/2013 9:19AM

    Thank you for another dose of beautiful inspirations this morning!! Blessings to YOU!! emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/28/2013 9:16AM

    This post really spoke to me today. Thanks for sharing, as the power to forgive myself is something that I'm working on.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 9:15AM

    Very good!

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Wake up & be awesome!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013



How to be awesome:

Use your mistakes for something else other than to beat yourself up.



Be grateful.



Believe in yourself.



Sprinkle a little love on everything.



Don't lose your sense of humor.



NEVER GIVE UP!!



Today's challenge: work toward your awesome!!

Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KARENLEIGH32 1/27/2013 9:14PM

    Hey I pushed the number 40 times when I had to call the IRS...just saying I should have logged it as exercise!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/27/2013 9:02PM

    Cute! emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/27/2013 7:10PM

    Awesome

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GRACEZN 1/27/2013 5:18PM

  Great blog - I had to laugh out loud at the last picture! emoticon

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DALID414 1/27/2013 4:51PM

    Love the last photo emoticon

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CINDYAST 1/27/2013 3:59PM

    Love the quote about using your mistakes as stepping stones. Once again, great blog! Hope you're having a blessed Sunday!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/27/2013 2:38PM

    emoticon is as emoticon does!

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JULIERAE41 1/27/2013 1:42PM

    Thanks, Nilla! Great messages.

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TAFODIL24 1/27/2013 9:40AM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/27/2013 9:27AM

    Wonderful pics and message!

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NCSUE0514 1/27/2013 8:48AM

    Great shares - thanks!

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SSUSMITA 1/27/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon the last picture!

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DOOBIE893 1/27/2013 8:23AM

    This is emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/27/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon Thanks for another motivating blog!

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TDEMAIO2 1/27/2013 8:05AM

    GREAT emoticon emoticon

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FCARMICH 1/27/2013 8:05AM

  good ones

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Life is what you make of it.

Saturday, January 26, 2013



I've found that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it, whether it's SparkPeople, your exercise program, your job, or life. If you don't put a lot in, you're not going to get a lot out -- it's that simple.

Choose to live a courageous life!!



Your past is not who you are, it's preparation for what is ahead & who you are to be.



Surround yourself with those who have a positive attitude & will help you achieve your goals & dreams.



If you give nothing, or change nothing, you get nothing.



Remember, your success begins in your mind.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 6:12PM

    I also believe in "cause and effect" like you said it here, more you put into it, you'll get back more. It is so true. Thank you.
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JULIERAE41 1/26/2013 10:50PM

    These are really good! Thanks!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/26/2013 8:34PM

    True!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/26/2013 4:25PM

    Inspirational! emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 1/26/2013 2:23PM

    I have a dream to be healthy!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/26/2013 12:33PM

    Awesome - you are so motivating

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CAPECODLIGHT 1/26/2013 10:22AM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/26/2013 10:06AM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/26/2013 10:00AM

    Wonderful!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/26/2013 10:00AM

    Wonderful!

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JACKIE542 1/26/2013 9:56AM

    Great blog and all so true. emoticon

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/26/2013 9:15AM

    Love this blog!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LANA2520 1/26/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon love it so true

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KIWIANN 1/26/2013 8:51AM

    Thank you for another great pep-talk. Your words are greatly appreciated!! emoticon

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/26/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon Very motivational!! THANKS!!!


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1EMMA2011 1/26/2013 8:15AM

    Thank you for this. What an exceptional blog & very motivating!

So True!

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LAC936 1/26/2013 8:06AM

    So true emoticon

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Laugh until your belly hurts!! :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013



I think we need to laugh more often. Laughter burns calories, boosts your mood & makes you feel good all over. I've seen some "Laughter Yoga" classes springing up. Haven't seen one in my area yet, but it might be fun.

Here we go!!







For all of you ladies out where it's super cold, this one's for you.



You are kind. You are smart. You are important. ~ Paraphrase from Aibileen in "The Help" ~



Today's challenge: Be more active than a tree. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 1/29/2013 9:14AM

    Yes!! ......... More active than a tree ............... for sure ........... I don't want to sprout moss or be so still the birds mistake me for some kind of landing strip! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/26/2013 2:38AM

    Proverbs 17:22
The Message

A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.


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HAPPY_TRAVELS 1/26/2013 1:26AM

    Thanks for the laughs. emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/25/2013 11:13PM

    Cute! Thanks for sharing the laughs!!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/25/2013 10:46PM

    I was, did 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill today!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/25/2013 10:41PM

    Thanks so much

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CINDYAST 1/25/2013 7:18PM

    Oh my goodness, chuckle, snort, giggle! emoticon

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JULIERAE41 1/25/2013 6:30PM

    emoticon

More active than a tree! Love it!

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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 1/25/2013 11:38AM

    I would hope that even on days, like today, when I'm not 100% I can get out there and beat the moss.


Thanks for sharing
Traci

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BIGPAWSUP 1/25/2013 11:08AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/25/2013 10:23AM

    I will not be a tree unless someone needs shade or fruit.

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KIWIANN 1/25/2013 9:41AM

    emoticon I think that I can manage to be more active than a tree, and I hope I find a reason to laugh until my belly hurts today!! emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 1/25/2013 9:38AM

    Loved them all, thanks!

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MFBUTTERFLY 1/25/2013 9:24AM

   
You are kind. You are smart. You are important. ~ Paraphrase from Aibileen in "The Help"
emoticon it, emoticon the movie!

GREAT blog! THANKS!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/25/2013 9:18AM

    Laughter yoga? Hmm, interesting. I am now going to make a point of laughing a little more today.

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MNABOY 1/25/2013 9:16AM

    Thanks for the laughs

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ANASONIC 1/25/2013 9:03AM

    We had a laugh seminar at work...it was pretty hilarious! Ir is good for the soul!

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OTEN36 1/25/2013 8:57AM

    Love the hot flash one lol

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MATTEROFHEART 1/25/2013 8:56AM

    Now that's I challenge I think I can meet!!! LOL
Happy Friday!!!
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COCK-ROBIN 1/25/2013 8:54AM

    That is SO great! Thank you!

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FARRAH511 1/25/2013 8:40AM

    I'm positive that you can achieve your goal. Good luck!

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