Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rainy Day

It's about time it doesn't feel like death outside!  The past two days have been so bad with the humidity that you can barely take in a deep breath.  It's only 70 degrees right now and overcast and I am praying for some much needed rain!  My poor flowers are dying :(

I wanted to give a much needed shout-out to two very amazing people who are expecting a baby!!! :) I got this postcard in the mail the other day - what a neat way to share such exciting news!
Congrats Leah and Sean!  You deserve such a blessing like this in your lives and I cannot wait to see another beautiful child :)

This week has definitely been dragging... And for some reason, very stressful.  I cannot wait to get away this weekend at Wisconsin Water-Ski State :) It will be a much needed fun and carefree weekend!  I will have the chance to hang out with some amazing friends and cheer on teams that seem more like family to me than anything else. 

Maybe I am crazy stupid, but I did not know that grocery stores sold canned pumpkin this time of year?!  I was surprised to see that Mega had canned pumpkin so grabbed a couple of cans for my new obsession of pumpkin spice smoothies. SO good!  While at Mega, I grabbed lunch at their salad bar and I must say.. this salad bar was heaven!  Every veggie and topping you could imagine with so many options for dressings.  I made this beast of a salad and will try remembering what all I put it in it...

I started with a mix of spinach and spring greens then topped it with chicken breast and a small sprinkle of bacon bits.  I then loaded up the veggies including carrots, peas (LOTS of peas), broccoli and corn.  Then sprinkled both sunflower and pumpkin seeds on top along with some feta cheese and finished it off with a drizzle of golden italian dressing.  Next time, I'll skip the golden italian and will probably stick to oil and vinegar.  This was probably the best salad I've ever had and definitely see myself going back there very soon (today even? hehe)

I woke up this morning at 5:30A but decided not to run.  But instead of going back to bed for an hour and ruining my streak of early mornings, I took Mr. Parker for a long stroll through the neighborhood.  It was nice spending a few extra minutes with him in the quiet, dreary morning weather :)  I plan on going to the gym after work this afternoon and getting in a good workout with some weights.  Is anyone else having the hardest time making it to the gym in this heat!?

During my down time, I always seem to come across more blogs that I love.  Last night, I came across this blog about a girl who went through losing 135 pounds -- half of her entire body weight!  Her story is amazing and I definitely recommend it as a good read :)  It's amazing what some people can live through to tell...

And then this morning, I came across yet another blogger who happens to be doing a fun contest for a chance to win a $100 Visa Card -- all you have to do is leave a comment on her page.  Easy peasy, huh?!  Go check it out!

While I don't think my blog will ever be as amazing as some of the women's blogs that I read.. I am so grateful that they take the time to blog up to 3 times a day just for their readers.  These women have amazing stories and want nothing more than to share their story with you and hopefully inspire you to make some healthy changes in your life :)  Check out my "Favorite Blogs" tab to check out some blogs I try to read on a daily basis -- they really help me stay focused on my lifestyle goals!

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