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Monday, June 14, 2021

Good morning friends.. It's crazy the past week has been filled with the most normal and unexpected good news and yet my sleeping has been off.. I wonder.. too much stimulation? Or is it the moon as others have said?

Yesterday, I got on the 9am zoom as I walked around my neighborhood as I had planned, the sun was shining, the temperature perfect for a walk, I was content on just listening.. but then Dayna asked me to talk.. The topic this week - stop reading if you don't want a spoiler alert...

Stuck in a food rut.. and she knows me I eat like a queen with variety and decadence and manage to maintain my weight loss, in fact I lost weight eating in this manner. So I had to "smile" internally and talk and it was actually good for me to explain my methods, how I do not eat the same foods every day for any meal (maybe the same thing 2 days in a row if it is really good). That is how I never find myself bored or feeling like I don't want to do this anymore.. because who doesn't want to eat fabulous food all the time?

Some people have delicious linked to fattening or bad for you and while there are some dishes that are higher in calories, not all flavorful foods are that way or can be modified with minimal impact on taste.

From there home to freshen up then off to church, it was the earlier mass, no music, extremely quick, in the blink of an eye it was over and I was home.. feeling hungry, still a little lost, the music always breaks that mood and lifts my spirits, but alas there was none.. so I reached for comfort food.. one of my all time favorites.. Cheerios regular old cheerios and ate a bowl with unsweetened almond milk, I was still hungry so I doubled down and then limped over to the couch, rubbed some lavender essential oils on some key points and passed out for 2 1/2 hours.. Right before I dozed off my phone buzzed and it was an email from a director at #lasagnalove. She wanted to let me know my recent match had corresponded with her and told her how much she appreciated my lasagna, how much it meant to her family and how delicious it was. That was the thought I drifted off to slumber with, very humbling thinking about others out there who are really struggling, not just having a "bad day"..

Woke up and I was human again.. but it was a bit dreary by then so I stayed inside and watched some tv.. hunger pangs began and I grabbed a frozen 96% lean burger with mushroom and onion flavoring (I buy the ground beef season it and then make burgers with my little Tupperware burger press) sautéed some onions and then topped it with this parmesan, truffle, black pepper seasoning I recently stumbled across. It was just what my body needed.

Spent most of the afternoon catching up on the Good Witch.. for dinner I made cauliflower pizza with figs, brussel sprouts, ham and brie cheese.

Got a video text from my son. Ryder was on the floor with his back to us and he was sort of moving his feet, then his momma started saying fast, fast, fast and he went wild kicking his feet, then she would say slow and he would gradually slow down until she went fast, fast fast again and it started all over with him squealing in delight and laughing.

Do you remember a time when kicking your feet brought you that much pleasure? I do visit that place often, but I really want to reside there. I want to be in a state of mind where every little, simple thing brings me such delight that I too want to giggle and squeal with joy.

Have a fabulous Monday..FYI left you all mid sentence and came back.. awesome #cko session in the books #nevermissamonday. Went to the original location this morning and this sign is painted on the wall directly behind my bag... thought I would share it with you all, that and my "serious stare face". Namaste.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Just catching up on your last few blogs! Enjoyed your shares!
    I will so so so miss this activity and easy access to a wonderful Spark friend.
    I did check out you blogspot and hope to do so in the future.
    Until then…keep Sparking!
    Inspirational and motivational!
    43 days ago
    Hey, that stare looks a lot like my old ‘teacher look’.
    43 days ago
    Awwwww, isn't it awesome how babies/toddlers/kids can bring us back to our center! Love that sign @ the gym.

    And for sure, YOU have the gift of knowing what foods to put together to make a fabulously healthy meal.

    HUGS and here's to a marvelous Monday.
    43 days ago
    i love your blogs as well
    43 days ago

    Thank you for sharing !
    Having a rainy Monday... hope the afternoon is less wet !!

    43 days ago
  • JUSTJ2014
    I just love all your blogs. They are so well-rounded with bits of life. Thank you for being a bright light on this world even when you feel like you arent. It is a joy to call you my Spark Friend.
    43 days ago
    Ryder!!! :D

    You do use all kinds of ideas in your kitchen-- and it works! Good job, Friend.

    I especially love that the receiver of the lasagna sent a thank you message-- Makes us feel good to know what we share meets someone's needs.
    43 days ago
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