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         Well well well....another new month is here!  Hello to all of you!  It's good to see you again my webbie friends!
         Summer is coming to an end, and back to school season is here!   That means a new season, and a new start!  A time to learn new things and remind yourself of all the things you've learned in the past!   Here's something I want to remind you of this month...
         You are amazing! Isn't that nice to hear about yourself? And why are you amazing? Because you do so much in a day every day! What I want to know is where do you get your energy?  It takes a lot of inner energy to do all of that!  When you have it, you can really feel it, can't you? It's like a firey furnace burning inside you, but not indigestion, of course!  LOL!  It's the power source that keeps you going!   So, where do you get it?
Inner energy can be instilled in you by a mentor in your life.
        The mentor in my life was my mother. I was raised seeing her go to work every day and still come home with a sparkle in her eye. I asked her once why she worked so hard, and she told me it's what she was made to do. I never forgot her saying that to me. She also told me not to be afraid to work and to always stay busy. Search your mind and find a mentor that helped you find your inner energy.
Can you get your inner energy from what you eat? Absolutely!
         Remember, your body is like a car, and the food is like the gas you put in it. If you use lousy gas, your car won't run well. If you put lousy food in your mouth, you will feel lousy and have no get up and go. Fresh vegetables and fruits, lean protein, complex carbs, intelligent fats, and dairies give you the vitamins and minerals you will need daily.
You get inner energy from working out!
         A lazy body leads to no inner energy at all. Now that you've got good fuel in your Porsche, take it for a spin! Go for that walk, that visit to the gym, lift those weights, and do your sweatin' cardio. You are adding more charcoal to the fire so it always stays aglow.
You get inner energy when you are around positive, loving people.
        When you spend your time with friends and family members who care about you, there is nothing better. These people will be honest with you and be there for you always, and inner energy grows when the love for yourself grows. Inner love equals inner energy.
         And like I said, you can get energy from what you eat.  I want you to make healthy choices.  So of course, as always, I have a recipe to share.  This month, I'm sharing my recipe for Baked Apples!

Baked Apples

(for 8 people)
  • 4  large baking apples such as Rome beauty
  • 1/2  C Splenda blend brown sugar
  • 1  tsp Cinammon
  • 1/4  tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4  C chopped walnuts
  • 4  TBS chopped raisins
  • 1  TBS I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Core apples from 1/2 inch to the bottom. Use a corer or spoon to remove any remaining seeds.
  3. Combine Splenda blend, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and raisins.
  4. Stuff each apple evenly with mixture and place apples side by side in a medium baking pan. Dot with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.
  5. Pour boiling water around the apples and bake for about 30 minutes until cooked through but not mushy. Baste throughout the cooking process.
  6. Serve apples as a garnish around the turkey breast on a large platter, 1/2 apple per person.
Nutritional Information: 90 Calories, .6 gm protein, 16.2 gm carbohydrate, 3.3 gm fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 13 mg sodium
FoodMover Windows to Close: 1 Fruit
Tip: When coring an apple, work paring knife or parer around the stem, carefully working out the center stem and seeds leaving the bottom of the apple intact.
         So, this month, eat right, get your workouts in, drink your water, visit my website regularly, and when you have lots to do, stop for just a minute, wrap your hands around your shoulders, and give yourself a big, loving hug. I am sending one your way too!
I'll see you on the website!