Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Tips and Recipes and W.Y.A?

My friend posted this survey on Facebook last night and thought it would be fun to do.

Come to find out I have a blue aura.

Personality: Blue’s are very loyal and can be the truest friend any aura could hope to find. On the inside, blues tend to be emotional and even a bit moody. However, you know that other auras depend on you, so you put on a strong front. They tend to live a quiet but enriching life. Blues are very giving of them and is hard to let go of relationships. They believe the key to living a good life is simple: Be as honest with yourselves and others as possible. They value the truth over everything else.Blue will remain loyal to those who are honest with them, even if their honesty hurts. Compared to most other auras, blues handle the truth very well. They take every event into stride. Blues are the calm spot in a sea of chaos. They think that the solution to most problems is open communication; they wish that people would be more real with each other. A Blue personality uses its five physical senses to access information. An emotionally driven personality, you need to be liked and accepted. It is one of the "needs" that can cause apprehension in your personality. You are a polite, cooperative person who seeks to create conflict-free surroundings. You possess highly developed powers of observation. Family is important to you and you sometimes find yourself in the role of being a caretaker. You are conservative, reliable and trustworthy - you are quite trusting of others although you are very wary in the beginning until you are sure of the other person. You are not impulsive- you always think before you speak and act and do everything at your own pace in your own time. You take time to process and share your feelings. You are genuine and sincere, and you take your responsibilities seriously. You have a deep need for peace and harmony in your everyday life. You appear to be confident and self-controlled, but may be hiding your vulnerable side. You are generally fairly even-tempered, unless your emotions take over - then you can become either moody and over-emotional, or cool and indifferent. You are sensitive to the needs of others. While you are friendly and sociable, you prefer the company of your own close group of friends. You are a rescuer and love to be needed. You can be rigid - you like to stick to what is familiar to you- you stubbornly do things your way even if there is a better way. Untidiness and unpredictability overwhelm you. You don't like to draw attention to yourself. While you don't like to have discord or conflict in your life, you are often the cause of conflict with others; you can be quite manipulative but in a very subtle way.
You make a loyal and faithful marriage partner and you are an honest, trustworthy and sincere friend. You are aware of others feelings and sensitive to the moods of others. You are approachable and friendly, always making people feel welcome in your life. You have a thirst for knowledge in order to gain wisdom and appear knowledgeable in whatever area interests you. You can be too cautious and worry about every little thing.


Yep.. Pretty much me to a capital T!

What is your aura? (W.Y.A?)

Thanksgiving is THIS week!!! Holy cow that came fast!!

Here are some of my favorite tips to stay IN check that day!

Thanksgiving tips to stick to!

1. Eat Breakfast, and a small lunch. Depending on what time you are starting your thanksgiving feast. My point here is don’t starve yourself until you sit down to the turkey! Have a healthy breakfast and lunch before you go. Starving yourself will just lead to you eating even more calories overall then if you would of just had a healthy balanced meal.

2. Pack on the protein, then the veggies! Leave grandmas buttery mashed potatoes for last. This will help you get more of the good stuff without completely restricting it. You only get the good stuff once a year right?

3. Use a smaller plate- Go for the kid size! This may backfire and you just go back for 3rds and 4ths instead of just 2nds but it could work, if you easily get caught up in conversation and just have enough time to gobble up what you had on your kid size plate.

4. Get active! Plan on a workout sometime in the day. There are several “Turkey Trots” going on and you could find one local. Some gyms do a special “Turkey workout” in fact all 3 gyms I workout at are planning on one so scope out your local gyms for something fun! Even a friendly family football game post turkey eating will get you up and movin’!

5. Bring a healthy dish! You know what… sometimes I get absolutely RAILED for bringing a “healthy” option to share. Someone always will comment on it, make fun or whatever. But the funny thing is, is that the healthier options are the first ones gone! ---Imagine that?

Here are a few favorites from last year!

Cranberry Biscuits


Homemade Cranberry Sauce


Simple Sweet Potatoes!




Pumpkin Pie- Packed with protein!


Last and foremost. Just enjoy yourself, enjoy being with those you love and don’t ever regret it.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Link up any recipes in comments!!

W.Y.A ?