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Happy 101 AwardYAY! I got an award!

I wasn’t going to post a journal entry tonight but then Liz of Shedding the Fat-Suit was so kind to pass on the Happy 101 Award to me. I just had to do it (when you see #5 on my list you’ll understand why)! Thanks Liz!

The rules are to copy the award image and display it on your blog, list 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of those things today and then pass the award along to 10 bloggers who brighten your day.

So here goes!

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10 Things That Make me Happy

1.) Running
I’m putting this right at the top and declaring YES I am a runner and YES it makes me happy! And I did run today! See. . .
run
Chart taken from the Nike+. Click here to see how I post it.
2.) Hanging out with the little guy
Today we played Uno, painted, ate, grocery shopped, danced and read. Nothing makes me happier then chillin with the boy. :)
3.) Working together with the husband
Sounds cheesy but we’ve been in the zone lately. Working together. Supporting each other. Compromising. It’s been nice and knowing I found a partner in life makes me extremely happy.
4.) Cooking
I cooked all weekend, alone (Asian Inspired Tabouli Salad) and with the boy (Vanilla Pudding Cups with Oranges and Pomegranates). I could spend HOURS in the kitchen just trying new things and experimenting. Totally makes me happy.
5.) Blogging
What can I say. I LOVE it. I wish I had more time to connect with people via twitter, follow up with comments, read more blogs, etc. There’s just not enough hours in the day!
6.) Photography
Yet ANOTHER thing I wish I had more time to do. I love the feeling I get when I take that perfect shot. Like this one. . .
7.) Helping others.
Call me a Goody two-shoes, I don’t care. I love using my knowledge, skills and talents to help others. My favorite place to be at the BlogHer conference is the Geek Lab because I get to help other bloggers. I do my best to answer every email. I’m just a natural teacher, I guess. I like to teach and learn from others.
8.) A good (preferably scary) movie on the big screen with a HUGE tub of popcorn (no butter of course ;)
I like most movies but scary, mystery, thrillers, and (ok I’ll admit it) slashers are my favorite. Give me a night out with some good friends, a bucket of popcorn and I’m set.
9.) A good beach day.
Sun shining, waves crashing. Need I say more?
10.) Listening to Music
Music has ALWAYS made me happy. All kinds. Well most kinds. I’m not the biggest country fan. :)

(Only)10 Things Other Bloggers That Make me Happy (I could list more, WAY more! :)

  1. PastaQueen
  2. MizFit
  3. DietGirl
  4. Footdr69’s
  5. Jen in Reall Life
  6. A Merry Life
  7. I am Succeeding
  8. Yum Yucky
  9. I Made Dinner
  10. All the peeps on BlogToLose of course! :) (so I cheated, sue me.)

I’ll end with my Food journal. Day 4 of counting points again and I’m feel much better. Not becuase I’m "dieting" or restricting in anyway (I’m not setting a target, just tracking) but because I’m getting more conscious of my food selections again. I’ve caught myself a few times about to throw a slice of cheese in my mouth or grab a *cough* donut. Not that there’s anything wrong with those things but I was starting to do it unconsciously again and that’s not a place I want to go back to. It doesn’t make me happy. ;~)

Food Units
~*~*~*~monday journal~*~*~*~
vanilla pudding cups with oranges and pomegranates 2
3.4 mile run/walk (note:i don’t track ap) #activity
asian inspired tabouli salad 6
pop chips and other nibbles while putting the groceries away #tep 4
seafood night! marinated scallops (will make again for glb) cold shrimp, fried rice & roasted asparagus #tep 13
vitatop and 1/2 cup light choc soy milk 2
Total: 27

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator. Follow live @RonisFood



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Discussion

There are 10 comments so far.

    liz

    January 19, 2010

    i love your ten happy things, and the ten blogs will give me some more blogs to check out!

    thanks for being such an inspiration roni!

    PastaQueen

    January 19, 2010

    Aw, thanks for the award! And those little snack cups are adorable.

    Tami

    January 19, 2010

    Love the list of things that make you happy. It is always good to count our blessings and think about things in our life that brings us joy. I will check out those blogs too. I have followed your blog for a while and I enjoy your thoughts, recipes and the Ask Roni videos. I just started my own blog and hope you will stop by and check it out.

    Yum Yucky

    January 19, 2010

    I just LOVE your happy list, although I struggle with #4. Ugh.

    But #3! #3! It is NOT cheesy at all.

    And wow! There goes the Yum Yucky on your happy bloggers list! My eyeballs popped when I saw that. hehehe. You put me in good company with those awesome others. Thank you much!

    All Women Stalker

    January 19, 2010

    Music never fails to get me through hard times. It’s my savior. And blogging keeps me connected with the world. You have a wonderful happy list.

    Mara @ What's For Dinner?

    January 19, 2010

    Aw thank you Roni! I’m so honored!! WTG with the Point Counting… I’m doing mine too, and its much easier this time around… much less analretentiveobsessive :)

    Congrats on the award and I love your list. I may make one of my own if i have the time.

    Patty

    January 19, 2010

    Nice list Roni! Just curious though, has it been tough getting back into the groove counting points? I find it gets harder to do after I’ve been away from it for a while. Maybe it’s just me? You make it look easy, no rebellious streak? Way to go!

    Jody - Fit at 52

    January 19, 2010

    I did this too & love your list! Your kiddo is so cute & the photography! It shows amazing things!

    roni

    January 19, 2010

    Hi Patty – Points are coming back pretty easy for me. I really try to look at them as giving me information about my food choices more then restricting me. Not sure if that makes sense. :)