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My Fit Foods recap!

I have done the MFF 21 Day Challenge a total of 3 times over the last 4 years. Every time I lose an average of 5-7 pounds over the 21 days. This year I lost 5 pounds easy. (I don't believe in pills, or drops, or shots, or fad diets...I believe in eating real food. If you eat the right food, in the right amounts...you lose weight.)

Why I did it this year:
My motivation this year was to get back on track and to stop eating so much dang sugar!
I am really good at eating healthy Monday – Thursday, but when Friday roles around, I think I "deserve" every cookie, glass of wine, and breakfast taco that comes my way. I wanted help snapping out of this game I play with myself!!

Favorite part of MFF:
It is so easy. For 3 weeks I don't have to worry about meal planning, grocery shopping etc.
I reminds me...I CAN go out with friends and drink water instead of wine. I CAN go to a football watching party and not snack on chips and dip. I CAN get through a day without candy! (I actually never craved sugar while on this plan...it is crazy that if you eat the right food...cravings go away! )

Favorite Meal:
I am in love with the Lettuce Wraps and ALL of the breakfasts.

The Cost
I know that MFF is an investment, and here is how I look at it. Look at all the money you spend over a 3 week period on food, snacks, drinks, restaurants, coffee, etc. MFF is still probably going to cost more, but does it cost THAT much more? Maybe the $$ you spend is a good motivator to stay on the program…it is for me!

Whats next?
Well I fell a heck of a lot better than I did on December 31st. I am down a few pounds, and it helped me get in the grove to lose weight and make good healthy decisions in 2015!
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WTFudge was I thinking?....

Happy #TBT! Here's a photo I ran across. I like to montage photos so that's the reason you might see other body parts in the background of this photo. Have you checked out some older photos of yourself, especially if you grew up in the '80s and thought.. 'WTF' how did I get my hair to do that.. look at my makeup. Seems like you try to look older when you are young growing up. When you get older, it's the other way around.

I'm thankful I never got to close to an open flame and have my hair catch fire. I won't say I never cinged it. ;) If you have kiddos who are doing what you think are weird things to their hair, makeup or whatever. Instead of fighting about it, just think there will be photos that will pop up later where they will say.. .WTFrick was I thinking? It's a never ending cycle that makes for great 'Get a good laugh' photo later. :)
Happy #TBT
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Go Daddy or No Daddy

The folks at Go Daddy, keepers of so many web domains, usually produce an ad for the Super Bowl.

Sometimes sultry, sometimes sexy, they usually cause a bit of a stir.

This year, they decided to go with something a little more tame, sort of spoofing Budweiser's commercial last year about the lost dog.

This new Go Daddy ad featured Buddy, a golden retriever puppy who finds his way home, only to find that his owner has just sold him on a website she built with Go Daddy's help. Buddy's owner, as it turns out, is a breeder from Gabby's Goldens. At the end of the ad, Buddy's loaded into a van and driven off.

When the ad was released on Tuesday, animal rights activists were up in arms, and demanded that the ad - which they suggest was glorifying puppy mills - be pulled.

And the folks at Go Daddy agreed. Here's the ad you won't see on Sunday.

What do you think? Go Daddy? Or No Daddy?

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Freedom Summit, Revisited

Last weekend, a group of Republicans descended on Iowa for a Freedom Summit.

It was an opportunity for some of the folks who would love to run the good ol' USA to strut their stuff in front of some folks who might like to see one of them run the good ol' USA.

And a wonderful opportunity for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show to provide deep comic analysis of the event.

Mike Huckabee was there. So was Ted Cruz. And Rick Perry, and Donald Trump too.

And the cream on the Freedom Cupcake - former vice-presidential candidate, former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin.

Who somehow, at the end of Jon's analysis, morphed into Matthew McConaughey. And I did not see that coming...
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Steel Boils At About This Temperature

Lots of people want to know what the weather will be like in Glendale, Arizona for the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Well just ask the folks at Fox 10 in Phoenix.

Because it is HOT!

Earlier this week, meteorologist Cory McCloskey was in the middle of a forecast when his current temperature board went a little nutty.

1270 degrees in Ahwatukee. 1350 in Surprise. All the way up to 2385 in Wickenburg.

Lesser men would have melted. Not Cory - he handled it superbly, rolling with the numbers, and delivering up some stellar improv.

Check it out!
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Not Your Typical Teddy Bear

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company makes all sorts of seasonal pitches for you to get a special teddy bear for the one you love.

They're especially popular around Valentine's Day. (Heads up, guys, it's about two weeks away!).

This year, the folks at VTBC are really putting some sizzle in the game, with the new Fifty Shades of Grey Bear.

No, really. It looks like it's an official tie-in with Fifty Shades of Grey - maybe you've heard that the movie is coming out on Valentine's Day? (Heads up, guys, it's about two weeks away!)

Check out the web page. The ad copy is pretty good: "He features smoldering gray eyes, a suit and silk tie, mask – even mini handcuffs."

And in case you're wondering, no, it's not suitable for children, because it has small parts.

Says it right at the bottom of the page.

Cuz nothin' says "I love you!" more than the Bondage Bear!
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Watch Out, Cupid!

Cupid's well-known for his archery skills.

But after watching this video, I'll bet Cupid puts in for retirement.

Denmark's Lars Anderson has spent his life studying and perfecting the art of archery, and has been clocked shooting three arrows - accurately too - in 1.52 seconds.

That's faster than you can read the phrase "1.52 seconds."

Watch what this guy can do - it really is amazing.

Then send a nice Hallmark card to Cupid to cheer him up...

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Play to Your Strength

T-Mobile unveile its Super Bowl commercial early - seriously, who isn't?

This one features a new plan to save your data - the unused data in the data plans that are part of everyone's cell phone bills.

Usually, if you don't use it, you lose it and start with a fresh slate next month.

And who better to talk about the best ways to use your data the the Kween of Social Media herself, Kim Kardashian.

I have to tell the truth here - this one is pretty funny. Check it out.

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Dungeons & Dragons... with Real People

Amanda Peet visited Conan the other night to talk about her role on the new HBO series, Togetherness.

While she was there, she chatted a little about another HBO series, one that was co-created by her husband: Game of Thrones.

And what she said almost got her booed off the show.

Must have been some severe Throniacs in the audience.

She admitted that when her husband first told her about the idea, she said it sounded terrible.

"Like Dungeons & Dragons, but real, with real people," is how she described it.

Now, she's a fan...  And not just because it's made her hubby a castleful of cash either.

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Clearing the Finish Line

While a near-record snowfall covered the City of Boston, one man tried to stay ahead of the white stuff.

Chris Laudani, a bartender, finished his shift early on Tuesday night, grabbed a shovel and headed for Boylston Street and the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

On his own, he cleared the finish line - site of the horrific bombings - of snow.

He wasn't looking for anything.

"I only did it to send a message," he later told Boston Magazine after his identity was determined. I love the Boston Marathon and everything it stands for, the finish line doesn't deserve to be covered in snow."

So touching...
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