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Richard Simmons Newsletter: August 2017

Well hello there my clubhouse members and website friends!
A very happy August to you all!   You know what?   You've gotta have....FRIENDS! You bet you do! A wise man once said, "Without dear friends, life is a lonely place." So true! So what do you look for in a friend? What qualities should this person possess for you to call them a friend?
Well, first off, a sense of humor would be nice. Only let funny people enter the door of your heart. Sharing a good laugh with a friend is priceless!
You want people in your life that love animals.  Animals tell all, you know.
You want friends that are a bit adventurous and like to do fun things. Did you ever go to Disneyland with a good friend? Nothing like it! Pick people who like to scramble up life a bit!
All your friends must accept you for who you are. Stay away from those individuals who always want to fix up your life for you, like you need another mother. Tell them to fix their own lives and come back for another audition!
You want those close to you to listen and give you positive feedback, and yes, all your friends should love music, and a few should play a musical instrument.
You want friends who will be consistent and be there for you through the ups and downs. The ones you lose when you're down weren't real friends in the first place.
You want your friends to be forgiving. You may say things or do things to a friend when you are upset or confused. You want friends that will accept an apology and move on.
And most of all, you want friends who can be trusted with anything!  Well, almost anything anyway! 
And through your friends, you become a better friend to yourself. Friends can influence you to care more about yourself and not take life so seriously!
Friends can make you feel better than food does! Friends hand you a tissue at the sight of the first tear. Friends will offer a helping hand when you need it.  Friends know when you want to be alone, and a movie is always better when you take a friend along.
Friends love to stay up late and talk about everything!  And friends will be there to lend an ear when you need to talk or get an opinion.
Friends tell you when the label of your shirt is showing or if you left the price tag on!  And yes, friends tell you when you have something on your face, or stuck in your teeth, or when you're about to walk into a crowded room with your pants unzipped!  LOL!
Friends are like orchids.  Real ones are slow to grow and take forever to nurture...but one of the most beautiful things you can find!
Oh and one more thing you must remember!  You MUST be a friend to yourself!  You must nurture yourself, forgive yourself, accept yourself, and take good care of yourself.  
Now, before I know I have a recipe for you...

Basil Grilled Shrimp


(for 4 people)

  • 1  Pound Large Shrimp
  • 2  Tb minced garlic
  • 1  tsp Onion powder
  • 2  Tb Chopped basil
  • 1/2  tsp Salt
  • 1/2  tsp Pepper
  • 1  Lemon juiced
  • 4  Tb I can’t believe it’s not butter lite
  • 1/4  Cup white wine
  1. Peel and clean shrimp and butterfly.
  2. Mix together all other ingredients and heat until I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter is melted.
  3. Marinate shrimp in butter mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Grill shrimp until just cooked. Meanwhile boil butter mixture to use as a dip with the shrimp. (You must boil since raw shrimp were marinated in it).
  5. You can bake or broil shrimp in the marinade as well if a grill is unavailable.

    Nutritional Information:

    180 Calories, 23 gm Protein, 1 gm Carbohydrate, 6.9 gm Fat, 172 mg Cholesterol, 544 mg Sodium
    FoodMover Windows to Close: 3 Protein
Please take care of yourself this month.  It's going to be very hot in most places!  But you still must get your workouts in.  Eat right.  If you need more healthy recipes, sign up for my clubhouse and check out the recipe archives.  And if you need a new workout, check out the DVD section of my store.  Keep visiting my clubhouse and use all your tools to stay motivated and be a good friend to yourself!
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