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Goal Achieved

by Meghann on April 8, 2009

I am very HAPPY to announce that all of the highest bidders in the Blogging Bake Sale have been contacted and have made their wonderful donations. Now its all up to the many generous bakers out there to start baking up the treats and sending them around the country. :)

In fact one of the baked goods will be heading very far out of the country.

I was very honored to receive a bid on Monday from Captain Sarah A of the United States Marine Corps. She is currently stationed in Iraq and apparently an avid blog reader.. I felt honored that even though she is halfway around the world fighting for our country she took a little time out of her day to donate to my cause.

Sarah, I hope you enjoy Whitney’s Granola as I know you are looking forward to a homemade treat! :)

As the donations came in yesterday on my TnT website I noticed my total money raised go over and beyond my goal landing comfortable at a grand total of $4,731!!!

That’s a lot of money and I seriously have you all to thank! This money is going to a really great cause and I know will help so many others. Now, any money that was raised over my inital goal of $3900 will 100% go directly to the Leukemia & Lyphoma Society. How cool is that?

Now all there is left to do is run that Marathon at the end of May!! Whose pumped? I’m pumped!!!

Mid morning I snacked on a Quaker Simple Harvest Bar.

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For lunch I had one of my favorite creations that I feel like has been forever since I last enjoyed.

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A Baked Sweet Potato covered in Black Beans, Jalapeno Diced Tomatoes, Jalapenos and Swiss Cheese.

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Oh yes, it was as good as it looks! Such a great flavor combination going on here and so many things that are good for you in one lovely meal. :)

Then when I got back to my desk I decided I needed to eat the last Vegan Chocolate Chunk cookie Vani had sent me, you know before ‘it went bad.’

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And you best believe I inhaled all of those lovely crumbs that are in the picture as well. I am so glad there was only one cookie left because after the first I was really craving another and know if it were available that it would have been gone as well. :)

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bec April 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

That cookie looks amazing!

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2 hk (hope) April 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Ahh- such an accomplishment :) and awesome lunch!! Happy happy to derek, as well!

Have a great wednesday!!

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3 Run Sarah April 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Congrats on the money raised- that is amazing!

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4 janeexplained April 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment.

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5 janeexplained April 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I also really like the combination of the baked sweet tater + black beans – I never would have thought of that!

http://janeexplained.wordpress.com/

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6 brandi April 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm

congrats on meeting and exceeding the goal! that is amazing!!!

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7 Meg April 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Wow. That is so much money Meghann!! Way to go on surpassing your goal so much!!! You are one hard core fundraiser!

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8 Marissa April 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I add jalapenos to almost everything :)

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9 modhealth April 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Hi Meghann! I’ve been reading your blog religiously for the past few weeks and love it. I thought I’d introduce myself because I was beginning to feel like a stalker lol. I’m also a runner so I’ve enjoyed reading about your workouts. Anyways, congrats on your fundraising success!

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10 Amanda April 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Congrats on surpassing your fundraising goal!! I had sweet potatoes for lunch today, too – my favorite combo is roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary and sea salt. De-lish!

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11 Betsy April 8, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Congratulations!! That is so awesome! All your work is definitely paying off. :)

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12 Kate April 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

WOW-that cheese is making my mouth water lol

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13 VeggieGirl April 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

CONGRATULATIONS ON MEETING THE GOAL!!

I HAD A SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEANS AT LUNCH TOO!! :-)

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14 Nicole April 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Wow, thats a lot of money! I’m so glad it went to great!!

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15 Sharon April 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Oh wow, that is amazing! Great job!!!!

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16 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Congratulations Meghann! What a cool thing!

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17 Niki April 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Congrats!! So glad you exceeded your goal!!

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18 Rachel April 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Congrats! We are so proud of you!

And I’m lovin’ your flavor combos as always.

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19 Allison April 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Awesome job on reaching your goal – now you just have the marathon itself left to ROCK OUT! :)

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20 Sarah April 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Wow! Congrats on your fund raising success! I’m sure that you are over joyed at the success of the bake sales.

Your sweet potato sounds amazing. I’m going to have to try this combo.

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21 Sara April 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Congrats on a great bake sale!!

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22 Victoria April 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Yum!! That lunch looks great! And Congrats on the bake sale. I’m so impressed by your organization and everyone’s participation!
http://theidleloaf.wordpress.com

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23 Whitney April 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I was very honored to have someone that is serving in Iraq bid on my granola. I am going to make the package a little extra special and throw in some goodies.

Congrats on raising so much money.

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24 wholefoodswholeme April 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm

you have done so well!!! such a great achievement. i know you’ll do us proud in that race!

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25 Amandaa April 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Your team must be so proud of you
for raising such a ridiculous amount
towards the cause. Woo woo!

Your creation looks so good…even though
my taste buds probably wouldn’t love the
jalapenos!

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26 bobbi April 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

your awesomeness is inspiring!!! I am baking tonight and excited about it too!

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27 ksgoodeats April 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Congrats on all of your success! It is very inspiring, indeed! I think that’s amazing that someone stationed in Iraq reads the blog – Sarah, stay safe!!!!!

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28 Kristine April 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Meghann,
This is SO inspiring to me. I can’t imagine how much time and dedication you have to put in to host a bake sale like this. Your hard work and dedication is going to SUCH a great cause. My younger brother suffered but was treated from Hodgkins Lymphoma. This organization is near and dear to my heart and as i’ve said before to you, my other brother is also training with TnT for the Boston Marathon. It is so great to see your passion to help save lives!! THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME! Also, I think i’m coming to Orlando in May with my parents and I am going to have to let you know if I do so we can have a blogger meet up! :)

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29 Mica April 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Congratulations, Meghann! You did such a great job raising money for and exceeding your goal. You should definitely be proud, it’s quite inspiring! Now, you’re going to ROCK that marathon!

That lunch idea makes me SOOO happy! Thank you for posting it.

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30 lisaheartspizza April 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

that’s awesome! and now ALL you have to do is run your marathon!!!

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31 Justy2003 April 8, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Congrats on reaching your fundraising goal! You did an awesome job with both bake sales…way to surpass your goal by almost $1000 already!

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32 Marian April 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Congratulations Meghann! It’s such a great cause and you’ve done an AMAZING job! I’ve been looking into Team in Training in Canada and you’ve just motivated me even more!

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33 Michelle April 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Hi Meghann! I found your blog off of Caitlin’s a while ago and wanted to tell you that reading it has been so motivating for me! Congrats on the successful bake sale, and I bet you will rock your first marathon!

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34 Julie April 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm

wow congrats!!!!

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35 Melissa April 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I am thrilled that you reached and surpassed your goal. I know how scary signing those committment forms is. It is a testament to your creativity and how much we all appreciate your dedication to the blog. Now the hard part is over, the marathon will be easy peasy.

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36 Sarah April 9, 2009 at 12:09 am

Thanks so much for the shout out! And congrats on meeting your goal. I know how satisfying that feels!

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