Monday, July 14, 2008

I got an award...

I got this award (Arte Y Pico award) from
  • insane mama

  • This woman is the bomb. You just have to read her blog and get into the life and mind of this extraordinary female. She has inspired me to begin a series of cathartic blogging, I just haven't gotten up the nerve to post them yet. But, as I continue to read her loves, losses, bleeds, and needs, as well as, her ramblings regarding her life as a mom of teenagers, I think I will be more apt and willing to lay my guts out there for all the world to see, Maybe!

    This is my first award and I want to personally thank Insane Mama for the kudos (figs rule, inside joke). I want to also thank all the little people that helped to make this happen (LOL). My platform is and always has been for "Whirled Peas." Seriously though, World Peace would be a grand thing, but let's face it, it's never gonna happen, at least not until Jesus returns. Since the Tower of Babel there has not been a time in history that religious wars have not destroyed kingdoms, lands, people, etc. and I personally don't see an end to that in sight, but it is my belief that it will happen when the Prince of Peace returns. Wow, where did that come from. I am glad I got that off my chest.

    Upon receipt of this award, I am charged with the responsibility of "paying it forward," so to speak. I have to send it to five others that I feel worthy of awards.

    And the winners are:

  • Velta

  • Simply put this woman makes my life a better place. She is a wonderful person and someone I call a dear friend. She is so talented and creative. We make a great team.

  • Renee

  • This lady inspires me to be a better scrapper, photographer, mother, and a better person in so many ways. It's nice to have her in my world.

  • Michelle

  • I adore this woman and since I found her blog, she has been a GBS inspiration to me. Her blogs and recipes have hit a nerve and made me even more determined in getting to my goal weight. I want to incorporate her "mantra" for life into mine and establish a more healthy way of eating and living for myself and my family.

  • Beth

  • This woman is hilarious. I read her blog and I laugh out loud. What a wonderful way to start the day with a giggle. She has two of the most absolutely beautiful children imaginable.

  • gingerjar

  • I can't say anymore than that this woman is a NURSE AND SAVES LIVES. What an awesome profession! What a great inspiration to us all! She also loves to read Dean Koontz almost as much as I do. She's got it all going for her!
    On another note, I have been asked to post Michelle's (Shelley's, a.k.a. Eggface) recipe for the chocolate yummies I made yesterday. So here 'tis.

    Shelly's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

    24 baked mini Almond Crusts (see below)

    1/2 cup Ricotta (I used reduced fat)
    1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (I used reduced fat)
    2 oz. Cream Cheese (I used fat free)
    1 Tablespoon DaVinci's Sugar Free Caramel Syrup (Find this on your Wal-Mart coffee aisle)
    1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix, dry


    1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce, nuked (I used Smucker's)
    1/4 cup Peanuts

    Mix first 5 ingredients together till well combined. Spread over cooled Mini Almond Crusts.

    Microwave Fudge Sauce for 10 seconds. Drizzle over bites. Sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

    Shelly's Almond Pie Crust

    3/4 cup Almond Meal or Flour, ground (you can grind your own)
    1 1/2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Edge Soy Protein)
    1 Tablespoon Butter, melted (I used I can't believe it's not butter, light)
    1 Tablespoon DaVinci's Sugar Free Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)

    Make 24 mini crusts by pressing the mixture firmly and evenly mini muffin paper lined mini muffin tin (about 1/4 full.) Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool before adding the filling.

    Stats (24 bites): 95 cals, 5 grams protein.


    DysFUNctional Mom said...

    Congrats on the award, I found you through Insane Mama's blog. I too had GBS, mine was on February 25th, 2008. So happy to find another GBS blogger!

    DCY said...

    If you have not already, you need to check out, gastric bypass surgery group.

    Insane Mama said...

    Thanks for the kind words!

    GingerJar said...

    Congrats on your award. And a true thank you for passing one to me. You have come a long way on your weight loss. Actually you only weigh a few pounds more than I do....and I am 5'8". The most I ever weighed was 200 lb. I was so miserable , couldn't breath...but I was unable to exercise due to the weather (in Indiana at the time) and the responsibility of kids, step-kids, critters and a job. When I moved back to Texas I started walking and lost 20 lbs, then I started aerobics and weight training and lost 20 more...then I went to nursing school and gained back the last 20...but I am healthy and happy. Good luck with your weight loss!