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Make Me A Blessing.

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I woke up today and went through the same routine that I do every single other work day.  It’s almost obsessive compulsive(?) , I think.  I’ve got it down to a science and give myself the exact amount of time that I always need, which probably isn’t good, considering, if one mishap occurs, I’m in trouble.

Breakfast today was pretty basic…other than the Pina Colada Protein shake, of course 😉

Just a simple Thomas Lite Whole Grain english muffin sprinkled with cinnamon and sprayed with ICBINB.

At work, I had an apple for a mid-morning snack around 10am while I was reading my devotional. 

SDO- Dancing Apple

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It got me to thinking…I’m SO blessed.  I should be blessing others more often.  God has given me a stable job, an amazing family, and the ability to go back to school and do something I love.  I think it’s time I start being more appreciative on a DAILY basis. 

 I mean, somedays the only interaction God and I have is a simple “hello” or a quick prayer request for a friend.  What kind of relationship is that?  No wonder I feel like I’m in a spiritual rut!  I love when I feel totally on fire in my relationship with Him.  How can I keep the flame burning!?   I want to be a blessing in others’ lives.

Lunch rolled around and it was time to break out my leftover Ruby Tuesday’s salad 🙂  In the magic orange bowl, we’ve got baby spinach, cukes, carrots, broccoli, peas, chickpeas, zucchini slices, and some beets.

All assembled:

I topped the bowl with 1/2 C. fat free cottage cheese and a dressing made from beet juice and 1.5 tbsp. of fat free vidalia onion dressing.

Nom, nom, nom.

I knew I’d need some carbs in me before practice, so around 3 PM I ate this snack:

Another Thomas Lite english muffin with fat free cream cheese and sugar free boysenberry preserves 🙂

Practice was pretty laid back today.  We didn’t get to play much since not many girls were there..  Sorry for the shotty lighting in the HR monitor picture.  It was taken while I was waiting after practice for my physical to be done.    210 max hr, 579 calories.

They only did the basics…checked my blood pressure, heart, lungs, etc.  The nurse said that my blood pressure was a little low, but that it was okay being that I’m an athlete and a health conscious person.

On my way home, I called my buddies at the Great Wall and ordered up my fave chinese dish for dinner!  Betcha can’t guess! 😉

Steamed shrimp and vegetables with lite garlic sauce.

Mmmm. Crisp, yet tender steamed vegetables like broccoli, green beans, carrots, green peppers, and baby corn are like total comfort food to me…especially when I don’t have to make them myself!

After dinner, I realized my meal was lacking in the whole grains department.  I would’ve ordered brown rice to go with it, but the Great Wall doesn’t have it. 

I had yet another lite english muffin dipped in fat free strawberry cream cheese…I still don’t understand how they’re only 100 calories.  So fluffy and perfect!  That makes 3 in one day! Haha.  Now if only I could get some fat free pineapple or fat free pumpkin cream cheese!

After dinner, I went back to get ready for my shower and realized that my webcam had finally come in the mail!

I immediately downloaded Skype to my laptop and played with it for awhile. 

A little later, I munched on some sugar free Jelly Bellys as a snack…

And by “some”, I mean the whole package minus the black licorice ones. ICK.  It’s okay though.  Jelly Belly’s are fat free and only 160 calories in a bag.

Just before bed, I had some cocoa roasted almonds and some frozen cherries with lowfat milk as well.  Fat and carbs help me drift to dreamland quickly.  🙂

How can I be a blessing in your life?  Any prayer requests out there?

XO.