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THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Thursday Thoughts

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It feels like forever since doing a Thursday Thoughts post. I’m going to hop right into the random goodness! ;~)

  • First, you guys are going to TOTALLY think I’m making this up but believe me, I’m not that clever. A few weeks ago as a joke Charlie sent me this link about age and memory after I made a comment that I can’t seem to remember anything anymore. Well… wait for it… wait for it… I FORGOT to include it in my last Thursday Thoughts post. LOL Is that ironic or what? Wait… did I use ironic right? Maybe it’s just a coincidence. Whatever, I think it’s funny. LOL
  • Now for a giggle. A few weeks ago (can you tell I’m still trying to catch up) I asked everyone on twitter if they had any advice for me regarding "the cat" digging in my plants. I received a bunch of great advice and actually haven’t had a problem since (although she did kill my aloe plant. :~( Anyway, along with the great advice I received this link that cracks me up every time I watch it. What is so funny about throwing a cat of it’s guard?? It just cracks me up!
  • What do you see when you look at Halle Berry? I’ll admit it, in my younger days I wish I looked like Halle. I wish I had her body, her physique, her confidence in a swimsuit. Little did I know she also struggles with body image. Revealing recently that her body image role model is Kate Winslet! WHO (is someone else I also admire) struggled with body image issues herself! Saying recently "…once a fat kid, always a fat kid." Let’s think about this people, really. Even the women we see as being the most gorgeous, thinnest, confident women in the world struggle with body image. We as "normal" folk either hate or want to look like the actresses and models we see in magazines and on TV. While the actresses and models are struggling themselves. If anything this should be eye opening. Love who YOU are. Don’t compare, don’t be jealous, don’t envy. It’s not worth it. Life is way to short.
  • So let’s focus on health for a minute, instead of losing weight. Most of us are infatuated with being thinner that we forget that it has to be about getting healthier. One way I focus on healthy is by trying new and fun produce. Last year I did a pomegranate produce pick. It was the first time I tried the interesting fruit and now I’m hooked. As well, I should be, it good for me! If you are scared to try this intimating produce, check out the video the toddler and I did showing just how easy it is to clean it. We recorded this before I was made aware of the POM Fresh Fun contest! Darn it! I entered anyway but if I knew before hand I would have at least showered for the video! LOL
  • Since I already made the transition to GreenLiteBite links, I have to add I barely did anything on the food front this week. Besides my healthy lite Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe and this weeks video where the toddler and I make dinner, nothing else post worthy has been going on in my kitchen. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’m almost done finalizing a new oatmeal recipe for a Quaker contest they extended to us bloggers AND tonight I’ll be experimenting with red rice for a friend (does anyone have a good red rice recipe they want to share as I research?!? I never made it before.)
  • While I’m talking about GreenLiteBites I should also mention I added a new product to the store. A few people mentioned that the aprons where a little dry just having a logo on them so I designed a new kids apron using our friend the Mr. Broccoli. I also added a dark shirt with the famous broccoli on it. Yesterday I met with the designer and I have 3 more ideas in the works! I can’t wait to share them with you when they are done. Let’s just say the next few will be in honor of the toddler!
  • Let’s see… other then that, I think I can honestly say, nothing else is really going on (unless I’m forgetting something, which is probably the case.) My plan is to spend the next week or 2 organizing myself, my house and getting ready for Thanksgiving. I may have 13 people over for dinner! YIKES! It’ll be the first time I’m hosting a Turkey Day at my house! Monday I will be launching a new giveaway. I’ve made no significant progress on my cookbook since losing my last version (NOT thinking about it) and right now, my stomach is growling. I think it’s time to hit the kitchen for an early lunch. Which reminds me, I have two product reviews in the works as well! Ok, so maybe my “nothing else really going on” statement was a bit premature. :~)

Have an awesome Thursday!




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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    christy

    November 13, 2008

    The cat info cracked me up. My latest video on my blog has a cute ‘cat moment’ where my cat thought he needed to be in the video too. Oh…I got my GLB t-shirt yesterday and I posted about it on my blog. And I took pictures in it too. I am your unofficial plus size t-shirt model…haha.

    Amy

    November 13, 2008

    Hey Roni~
    I always love the Thurs. Thoughts comment in the bubble- they totally make me laugh out loud ;)

    SMK

    November 13, 2008

    Great thoughts post today. Loved the cat link…I also have a pre-teen cat (like Irish) who is always getting into everything!

    Maybe I will task my husband with making a motion detecting scare device…bwahaha..

    AND I love the new aprons with Mr. Broccoli! I may just have to add some of those to my Xmas shopping list…

    Crista

    November 13, 2008

    Love the new aprons…can’t wait to see the new stuff…happy thursday!!

    Runeatrepeat

    November 13, 2008

    I LOVE Kate Winslet! She is a great role model and is amazingly beautiful!

    Check out Runeatrepeats last blog post..Road Trip

    Madison

    November 13, 2008

    will you be posting the oatmeal you enter into the contest?? it’ll be so fun to see the different ideas you guys have.

    Check out Madisons last blog post..stolen eats from the fridge

    WW Diva

    November 13, 2008

    It amazes me how the women we look at and quite honestly, envy, how they all some kind of body image issue. I heard Beyonce say in an interview how she hates her ears. Give me a break. Just goes to show that we need to be the best that WE can be and not look to compare ourselves with others.

    Check out WW Divas last blog post..Low Calorie Cheesecake…No I’m Not Lying

    Chrissy

    November 13, 2008

    Roni, I would direct you here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

    The Engineer’s Guide to Cats

    Hilarious.

    Fitness Surfer

    November 13, 2008

    Thanksgiving…That’s a lot of people, even more if you have a small place. We have never had thanksgiving at our house. Instead, it’s more of a battle choosing which family to visit this year. We try to just rotate it every other year, but one side always get’s upset.

    My hubby just want’s to have an International Thanks Giving. To some that just doesn’t sound right. But hey, Americans are in a sense international. So we will be bringing sushi to Thanks Giving. =-)

    SMK

    November 13, 2008

    OMG I love the engineers guide to cats!

    E

    November 13, 2008

    Your stuffing recipe looks great! I hope you’ll post some of your other Thanksgiving meal recipes, its fantastic to see healthier versions of old favorites!

    Check out Es last blog post..The Weary Traveler

    Biz

    November 13, 2008

    Not sure I have ever heard of red rice before! Hope it works out.

    Check out Bizs last blog post..Lunch Part I

    Natalia Burleson

    November 13, 2008

    Memory problems I’m right there with you. :) I haven’t tried a pomegranate but I promise to buy one next time I grocery shop. I’ve heard good things about them.

    Sabrina

    November 13, 2008

    I had 2 Roni moments today…moments when I was thinking…I gotta share this on Roni’s site…

    I made beans today…You made me hungry for them on your video post yesterday. I boiled a bag of pinto’s in baking soda and water. Drained, rinsed added broth and bouillon and an onion and boiled till they were baked bean consistency. Yummo!!! They’re not baked beans of course, not the sweet kind, just a yummy concoction I came up with myself.

    Today at the Amish grocery salvage store (not sure what the technical term is, it’s where they sell dented, slightly damaged, discontinued items). Well way back in the corner I found a Fiber One muffin mix…BUT I found $4 worth of Nissin Choice Ramen, both flavors for 10 cents a pack. I’m sure everyone there thought I was completely nuts for buying ALL they had…but I had to have them!!!

    Anywho, that’s my day ;)

    Laura Jane

    November 13, 2008

    I love the broccoli shirt! Can’t wait to see the new ideas.

    Check out Laura Janes last blog post..Smarties, anyone?

    Bonnie

    November 14, 2008

    Ohmygosh Sabrina….what a find!!! So lucky!!

    Hey Roni….did you see Hungry Girl’s e-mail today? ALL kinds of Thanksgiving recipes, that you might be able to use for your Thanksgiving Feast!

    Check out Bonnies last blog post..Kay

    Charlie Hills

    November 14, 2008

    It’s okay, Roni. Forgetting to post the article on memory problems is as funny as you think it is.

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..A Magical Place