My New Test Kitchen and Band

Good low fat recipes

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Yesterday was a great day!  I  made a couple of new recipes.  The low fat cheeseburger pie was pretty good.  The next time I make it, I will put some spicier seasoning in with the meat.  It was just a little bland for my taste.  My family liked it, though.  The low fat cheesecake was even better than I thought it would be.  Very tasty!  I don’t usually buy the low fat, no sugar added, sugar substitute ingredients.  I have always gone for the ‘real thing’.  “…Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby,…”  You know, the song!?

Guitar Hero

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On Christmas day our family began the Guitar Hero habit.  If we can spare 30 minutes at the end of the day, the GET band rocks the house!!!  My husband came up with our band’s name, using each of our first name’s initials.  I LOVE the drums.  My husband and son choose who will be lead guitar.  Since Christmas, I have moved  up a couple of levels to the medium difficulty setting on most songs.  My favorites are Heartbreaker, American Woman, No Sleep Til Brooklyn, and Strangehold.    It is very challenging, trying to get the notes right and in rhythm.  It is so fun, I want to go out and buy a real set of drums!

My Favorite Movie: Gone With The Wind

‘Gone With The Wind’ is my favorite movie of all time.  I love the romance of the movie.  This video showcases the sparks that fly between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.  The song in the video is great, too.  I found it on YouTube.  The song is called ‘I Want To Love You Madly’ by Cake.

I think Clark Gable in this movie is SO charming and lovable!  I fell in love with Rhett when I was a teenager and I’m still not over him.

I also love the part in the movie where Scarlett says, “Tomorrow is another day.” She has such spirit and passion to live.

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What is your favorite song?

I am interested in music.  How can a person live without music?  I don’t like to exercise without music.  I love music that makes you want to dance.  I love music that makes you want to shout for joy.  I love music that can take your mind off any matter and soothe.

Here is one video that expresses all those attributes.  I ran across it when checking out YouTube.  It makes me smile every single time I watch it.  The people on the video are clearly having such a great time being silly while dancing.

Here’s my advice for anyone:   let some good music shape your day!

Got To Give It Up- Marvin Gaye

I’m Back

Happy New Year!  I’ve missed blogging.  Alabama was great.  I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate.  I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line.  It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.

This year is the year that I become trim.  Hello 125 lbs!  Bye bye flab!  Here is my inspiration.  This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!                                                                                                                                                     my-inspiration

I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday.  I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off.  I love a good sale.

Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama is my sweet childhood  home.  Today I’m leaving Kentucky in hopes of  being with my family.  I love, love, love my dad and step mom.  They are always there for me.  They make me feel special every time I talk to them.

I want to say hi to all my new friends here on Word-Press and Happy New Year!

Here’s another one of my favorite songs.   I am so ready to sing and come home to Alabama!  It has been a long time.”,,,,here I come, Alabama!”

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynrd Skynrd

‘TURN IT UP!!!!’

Guitar Hero Rocks!

What a great Christmas present!  My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas.  I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is.  I know now!

My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).

So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’  by Micheal Jackson.  I play the drums when the family plays.  I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).

I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to.   Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay!  I burned about 600 calories  on the treadmill and total gym.  I only ate one sweet, too!  Today I ate two(Awh!).

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Fleetwood Mac-Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) LIVE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!  Yay!  I have a vision for what I will become in the near future.  I will be a more disciplined person, full of hope and confidence.   I’m getting there bit by bit.  I splurged a little with the Derby pie and the truffles the last couple of days. Overall, I don’t think I have taken in too many calories this Christmas time.

Pluses Toward My Goal Of 125

+++ One thing I have given up is pop.  Now  I drink a couple small cups of coffee, a large glass of unsweetened tea, and plenty of  water daily.

+++ Also, I have started lifting weights every few days.

+++ I have been walking on my treadmill daily when I can.

+++ The last four workouts on my treadmill, I have incorporated running for about half of the workout.  I walk 3.5 mph while listening to my 1st song on the MP3 player, and then I run 5.5 mph with the 2nd song and alternate those  two speeds for each new song.

+++I am jotting down for all the world to see when I go overboard and overindulge in food.

+++I have created this blog  to keep me focused and more accountable.

+++I have found a buddy to relate to, to share my thoughts, and to keep me on the positive–Madison, thank you!