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Fun With Fundraising & Self-discovery

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Went to a luau last night and ate too much but it was all healthy, nutritious and lean food. Lots of lean meats, fruit and vegie salads (brought my own dressing!) and had the sweet potato side instead of the rice. I had a maitai drink, lots of water, hot black tea and skipped dessert!

Sixteen friends joined us to enjoy the meal, fellowship and a great floor show of hulas from different island cultures. A lesson is always included and trying to do the hula was hilarious! I felt like I got a lower body work out. Wish you could have been there too! I know I would have loved your company.

We attend several fundraisers per year and friends always join us; sometimes we have a total of 25 to 30 people to our group and we are so loud the organizers place us in our own little area. Next event is a Texas bar-b-q with required western attire and cowboy/girl boots, hats and even chaps. Heee, Haaw! It's usually fun and country line dancing lessons are included for those of us that need them. I'll be bringing my own vegie burger cause meat choices are beef, beef and more beef.

I'm working at having my fun and still maintain my SP journey. I didn't always have this kind of confidence when attending these events and gave up going to them once joining SP. I just didn't want any distraction or temptation to make me stumble

SparkPeople has led me to discover my old confident self; a side of me that had long remained buried. I had allowed myself to become an unrecognizable semblance of who I used to be. The most surprising thing is the fact that I'm cautiously opening up to share a bit about myself. I can't wait to discover more or learn some new surprising thing about me while on this road of self-discovery and growth journey. I'm so glad I accidentally stumbled upon the SparkPeople website. Thank you Sparkguy for making this site available to prosper all that encounter and join it. It is a most grand and generous gift to us all.
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  • WILDFIREKRISTIN
    You are living for today! Bravo my friend, you found the secret to being happy, healthy and satisfied!

    Wishing you tons of more fun.

    Hugs,

    Kristin
    3049 days ago
  • no profile photo BOBBIENORTHERN1
    Martha, isn't life the greatest gift when we step out of hiding and fear?

    When we get in touch of who our Lord has created us to be we can do anything and everything we need to do and desire to do through and by His grace and strength and His wisdom and love and truth.

    Keep stepping out in faith with the revelation He keeps giving you and you will be exactly who He created you to be and doing exactly what He created you to do.
    3077 days ago
  • MARTHA503
    Thank you all for your sweet comments emoticon
    3082 days ago
  • FITNESSMONSTER8
    Sounds like a good time, wish I could of been there too!!! Great job on the healthy food choices your doing awesome!!! emoticon
    3082 days ago
  • MRSSCLAUS
    Yes, the journey can be quite surprising. I am amazed at the confidence that I have now. I'm finding the part of me that I thought was gone and it has been both refreshing and a little scary. If nothing else, it sure hasn't been boring.
    3083 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/14/2011 4:29:30 PM
  • KELLEEH
    Sounds like you're having a ton of fun! It's good to hear that stick with the program and get out there in the real world, too!
    3083 days ago
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