25 Days of Christmas continues with Felicia Rogers!
On December 25, 2008, somethingwonderful happened. It was the beginning of a lifelong journey. This was the day my fabulous thoughtful husband gave me Billy Blank’sAmped Tae-Bo workout set. No worries ladies, I asked for thegift.
On this day three years ago, I startedeating healthier and exercising. Since then I’ve lost over sixtypounds. I’ve done things I never dreamed of doing such as hikingeleven miles (round trip) to Mt. LeConte in the Great SmokeyMountains, lowering my cholesterol, and dropping four sizes inclothing.
But even though I’ve enacted thischange, I still struggle to maintain a healthy diet during theholidays. I’m an avid couponer and one site I frequent is EatBetter America. This site is great for more than just coupons. Byjoining I received recipes to try. And boy, have I! You mention alow fat cheesecake and I’m so there! From this website, I’vetried Sweet Potato Casserole(http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/special-occasions/healthified-sweet-potato-casserole.aspx),Healthified Creamed Corn(http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/featured-brands/healthified-creamed-corn.aspx),and many others. So if you’re trying to eat delicious tasting,flavorful food this holiday season while maintaining your figurecheck out Eat Better America (http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/).
Now that I’ve shared some of myfavorite healthy recipes I wanted to share one other. This is afamily favorite.
~1 stick Margarine
~3 cups graham cracker crumbs
~2 cans cherry pie filling (yes, thebig cans)
~2 envelopes of Dream Whip
~1 cup of sugar
~1 cup of milk
~8 oz. Cream cheese (room temp)
Melt the margarine and combine with 2cups of graham cracker crumbs. Line bottom of 9×13 pan, reserving 1cup of crumb mixture. Over this spoon, 1 can of cherry pie filling.
Combine in a mixing bowl:
Dream whip, sugar, milk, and creamcheese. Whip at high speed until stiff. Once stiff, spread over piefilling. Next, spoon in the next can of cherry pie filling. Garnishwith reserved crumbs. Chill until firm, then serve.
I hope you enjoy my favorite recipe. And remember, if you’ve struggled in this area, I’m right therewith you. And keep in mind, with perseverance lots of things canhappen, even becoming a published author!
My latest work, There Your heartWill Be Also, a historical suspense with an inspirational twist.
Onlydaughter of an English lord, Sarra of Greenbriar, is used to gettingher way. So when her father passes and the King begins sendingsuitors, she feels justified in taking matters into her own hands.Through a series of harmless pranks, Sarra works to keep thepotential husbands at bay.
CedricMacNeil is a Scotsman that has lost it all. Death claimed his parentsand jealousy claimed his entitled position as Laird of his clan.Since his mother was a familiar of the English court, he leaves hisnative land and heads to England to fight on behalf of the EnglishKing. Tournaments are won, earning honor and glory for the crown.Cedric’s reward is the opportunity to gain what he wants most inthis life, land.
Butas he gets to know Sarra, he realizes he might get more than hebargained for.
I am just blog hopping along to wish you a Merry Christmas. I joined your blog,FB & twitter as per Kymberlee's hopping rules. I believe however that I may have joined earlier, if so I apologize. So many authors are visiting each others' pages and I have memory problems, so you can see where I'm going with this, right. But it makes this fun for sure. Have a Great Christmas and May 2012 be very kind to you and your family.Jaxs (Suzanne M)email@example.com
Felicia, you are such an inspiration. I need to eat healthier and lose weight. Every Christmas I tell myself to do it, and every year I resign myself to the same size clothes I wore just before my kids were born! Treats like your delicious Cherry Yum-yums are part of the problem! But you did it, and I know I can too. Thanks for the nudge.