Friday, December 05, 2008

Smile! It's Friday!

U.S. job losses are the worst in 35 years! Foreclosures are at a record! The economic downturn continues to deepen! Terrorists attack Mumbai! The bad news just keeps coming! Even a news junky like me dreads picking up the morning paper these days. It's all so depressing.

But there are some rays of sunshine. For example, whenever I'm feeling blue these days, I click on this link. If the sight of a bunch of adorable Shina Inu puppies doesn't put a smile on your face, then I don't know what will. Be forewarned, though. Watching this could make your brain explode from CUTENESS!

And if that alone doesn't give you the warm-fuzzies, how about this? My friend has lost 48.6 pounds in six months through a combination of strenuous exercise and maintaining a low-calorie diet. She also joined an online support group and keeps a food journal. She looks fabulous and feels fabulous and I couldn't be happier for her! It's a nice reminder that all of us can accomplish big things if we really put forth the effort. Congrats Lysa and keep up the good work!

Need one last reason to smile? It's Friday!!

By the way, I'm including a recipe ideal for all you snackers. It's low-cal and takes only minutes to make. Have a great weekend!

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

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