Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"High on Life"

I get like this….. “High on Life”! I went out walking for an hour! I realized I was using all my senses, I could feel the wind touching my body (made the hair stand up on my arms), the sun was out warm against my skin, mmmmm the fragrances of the flowers as I walked by and just an all around beautiful day.

The endorphins were being released as I walked faster and faster. I was feeling so good I wanted to SKIP!!! LOL….I was walking taking this all in with a huge smile on my face…It made me think of the movie “Rocky” when he ran up the steps and danced around….I WANTED TO DO THIS WITH MY ARMS RAISED UP IN THE SKY….I STARTED TO DO IT!!!


If they only knew where I came from and how AWESOME it felt to just be able to walk “UP HILLS” and for an HOUR and not even feel tired! I could have gone even further, but unfortunately….I had things to do at home…bummer…Ok, back down to the real world!

What makes you “High on Life!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad

1 Head Lettuce
1 Small Onion
1 Head Cauliflower
1 Jar Hormel Bacon Bits
Grated Parm. Cheese

1 Cup Light Mayo
2 Tablespoons Splenda
(Mix dressing ingredients together and sit a side.)

Chop lettuce put in large bowl. Add one at a time in layers onion, cauliflower and bacon bits. Pour dressing on top, using all of the dressing. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Do not toss Salad until ready to eat.

*This salad can be made in advance, but remember do not toss until ready to eat.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Because" by TD Jakes

A very sweet friend of mine sent this to me....and I just had to share it!

So often people have this a little voice in their heads that whispers things to them. So many times this voice is whispering negative things. Things that we would never allow anyone else to say to us. We need to be kind to ourselves. Say kind things to ourselves.

Perhaps get up in the morning and look at ourselves in the mirror and purposefully say something nice to ourselves. We need to learn to love ourselves! Please enjoy.....


BY TD Jakes

Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize what a gold mine you are,

doesn't mean you shine any less.

Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out that you can't be topped,

doesn't stop you from being the best.

Just because no one has come along to share your life,

doesn't mean that day isn't coming.

Just because no one has made this race worthwhile,

doesn't give you permission to stop running.

Just because no one has realized how much of an awesome woman you are,

doesn't mean they can affect your femininity.

Just because no one has shown up who can love you on your level,

doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.

Just because you deserve the very best there is,

Doesn't mean that life is always fair.

Just because God is still preparing your king,

Doesn't mean that you're not already a Queen.

Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now,

doesn't mean you need to change a thing.

Keep shining, keep running, Keep hoping, and keep praying,

Keep being exactly what you are already.


Send this on to your female friends who need to keep on doing what they do best.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Flour less, Sugar Free Waffle/Pancake Recipe

I have learned through the years, that if I want something that is not on my list of things I allow myself to eat. I get in the kitchen and experiment until I work it out so it is "Legal" for me and also tatste good. I used to love the Waffle House pecan waffles. So I created this recipe.
I hope you enjoy it!
Flour less, Sugar Free Waffles/Pancakes
3 1/2 cups Oatmeal
¾ cup splenda
2 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1T maple flavoring
¾ cup Club Soda ( helps pancake and waffles rise)
Finely chopped pecans (to top waffles or pancakes)
Sugar Free Waffle House Syrup (my favorite)

In a blender mix first 6 ingredients together, (until it looks like a pancake consistency).
Spray pan (or waffle maker) with Pam. Pour pancake mix into pan or waffle maker. At this time you can sprinkle on finely chopped pecans. Cook as you would any other pancake or waffle.

Pour syrup over and serve. You can buy Sugar Free Waffle House syrup from your local Waffle House.

The pancakes/waffles are so good you could eat as a desert and add fruit to the top with a dollop of Fat Free cool whip or add sugar free pie filling (sugar free pie filling such as cherry or apple).

Maybe top with Fat Free, Sugar Free ice cream! Yum!
Remember as always everything has calories even though it is Sugar Free/Fat Free.
Also, most things that have sugar substitutes tend to make you have gas! They do me anyway, so eat sparingly.