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Jesse copywrite so deleted

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I had to delete the video aabout the aerobics with jesse as it was copy writed so go to 'justjessethejack.com ( just jesse the jack) and play the video there, after the video it will come up with other videos, just look for the aerobic one

I didn't know if they would notice if anyone posted video or not, but had a guilt trip. sorry.

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-COURT- 4/23/2013 12:17PM

    The site mentioned a felony if using their stuff so I was afraid.

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LADY_CALWAVEN 4/23/2013 8:54AM

    I think that most copyright owners won't mind as long as you state clearly its not yours...as a photographer I don't mind if people share my photos as long as I get credit.

kinda like using things for school assignments :)

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GCHUNG 4/20/2013 10:30AM

    good job

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NBARNES 4/20/2013 9:54AM

    Now I HAVE to look for it after all the chatter about the headband!

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ILOVETOCRUISE 4/20/2013 8:37AM

    I agree with the others. I have wondered if some I post are ok. Thanks for tying.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/20/2013 12:57AM

    Better to stay on the safe side. Loved the videos. Made me smile.

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JANTWO 4/20/2013 12:37AM

    I am with you on being cautious!!!!

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CoHP: My goals and see where I stand in the future.

Monday, April 15, 2013

My goal is to reach my 100 lbs and to eat more freggies. I can see myself as I was a few years ago, slim legs, slighty toned arms and butt, and somewhat toned abs. I know it won't be perfect, but smaller than what I am now.

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LOPEYP 4/19/2013 9:25PM


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JBELICIOUS5 4/17/2013 5:38PM

    emoticon I know it!!

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IRISHMUM3 4/16/2013 12:47PM

    You will do this!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/15/2013 10:35PM

    Great goals with some specific steps. You can do this.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/15/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Girlfriend, you can be EXACTLY the way you *see* yourself!! Go for it, Courti!!
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NBARNES 4/15/2013 9:00PM

    Keep your focus and you'll get there!

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LJOYCE55 4/15/2013 8:59PM

  Good to have the overall goals - now you just need the smaller steps.

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KPACE7 4/15/2013 8:59PM

    You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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Still Not Getting My E-mail

Monday, April 01, 2013

I went to Start and checked my preference on e-mail, at the bottom a little box is checked saying 'Never e-mail me again'. and this caption:
You are no longer receiving emails from SparkPeople because at one point your email provider reported that yours was not a valid email address.

If you are not receiving emails and you have entered a valid address, click here to reset your email address and we will start sending emails to your address the next day.

Check the box next to an email title to opt-in, uncheck to opt-out. Make sure to hit "Save & Submit" at the bottom of the page after making changes. If you are not receiving emails you can visit our email troubleshooting guide.

I had Sparkpeople verified on my e-mail. I'll go back through the trouble shooting. someone gave me a site and now I can't find it for site and tech.

I need to get in touch with my provider, but how do I do that? I clicked the 'verify' on my Xfinity tool bar, but the box is still being checked.

I checked my e-mail preference and my e-mail I use for SP is there.

I go to my SP mail and check it every now and then to see if I get any mail, since I won't be getting alerts on my e-mail. I'll check my teams too for postings.
Very frustrating.

P.S. I went back in and unchecked the box ....again, then clicked some boxes to subscribe to some daily mail, so far nothing, maybe tomorrow.

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AMARILYNH 4/3/2013 10:03AM

    When this happened to me I had to re-do it several times before it 'took'! So my suggestion is to try again!! (And again if necessary!)

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    I know I had issues until I set up a separate Gmail account for Spark. Rarely do I get dropped off the threads now.

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GODZDESIGN95 4/2/2013 7:02PM

    I am so glad I have my techie at home to fix my troubles. I had my box check don't send me emails from spark.

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--MAY-- 4/2/2013 6:55PM

    Could it be going to Spam, sometimes that happens to my mail. AOL has a not Spam thing to click on. that's all I got Courti!! Sorry you are having problems

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/2/2013 1:02PM

    Courti - I'm so sorry you are still having problems. Have you checked your provider setting to make sure the notifications aren't being sent to the SPAM box? Sometimes yahoo sends things to the spam box that I want to read.

Good luck!

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ANYA_ONION 4/2/2013 9:59AM

    I'm having problems too, Courti. I think all you have to do is uncheck that [Never Email Me Again] box and click the other link on top to verify your email. It's not your provider's fault--it's all Spark. I checked with my provider once and they said they had never blocked anything. I don't know why Spark continually does this.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/2/2013 12:31AM

    Your provider is the one that you pay for the internet. Contact them and ask them why you can't get any email.

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Not Getting Mail

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Found out why I'm not getting mail. I went to Start, and checked under 'E-mail' this was noted:

You are no longer receiving emails from SparkPeople because at one point your email provider reported that yours was not a valid email address.

If you are not receiving emails and you have entered a valid address, click here to reset your email address and we will start sending emails to your address the next day.

Wished I'd noticed this yesterday. so, guess I'll start getting mail tomorrow

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STLADEE 4/1/2013 10:10PM

    Glad you got it figured out! emoticon Now back to regularly scheduled programming!

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BARCLE 4/1/2013 12:57AM

    Frustrating but good it's resolved now emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/31/2013 7:48PM

    Thanks for sharing. It's something we all need to be aware of.

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J0ETTE 3/31/2013 5:56PM

    I struggle with this often! If your ISP kicks your email back as spam, or there are issues with them receiving SparkPeople mail for any reason this can happen.

The spot you indicated is one of a few that need to be checked.

Scroll down a bit further on the email tab from your preferences and there is a little tine checkbox that says "never email me again" - uncheck that.

On the first page of your preferences scroll down again, the "allow notifications" needs to be checked

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FITAT50 3/31/2013 12:15PM

    Hey Courti, I stopped getting my Spark emails and all my BLC notifications yesterday. It's driving me crazy not to know when my team posts or emails me! I've checked that all the correct email preferences are checked. I'm getting the Daily Spark, and Daily Spark recipe but no chat thread or email or goodie notifications.

After reading your blog I re-entered my email address and saved it, hope that does the trick! Let me know if you start receiving them again.


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How do you discard left over hair dye

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I dyed my hair today, but I have a lot of left over dye. I don't want to put it down the sink in case it would clog. I don't want to hurt the environment by throwing it in the yard, then the birds or squirrels might come in contact it too.

Any ideas?

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/31/2013 7:47PM

    Sounds like you got your answer.

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DOOBRIE 3/31/2013 11:41AM

    Courti - I don't know if your containers are the same as the ones in the UK, but we can put them in our recycle bin (after we've rinsed them out).

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-COURT- 3/31/2013 11:37AM

    CHALK, thanks for all the info. It is very enlightening. I'm checking some of my moisturizers, etc. I just wish I still had thoat stuff that made my face swell up, but it had something along those lines.

I wonder if those containers can be put in the recycle bin?

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GODZDESIGN95 3/30/2013 10:10PM

    wow that is tough....I just buy the root to tips color. Only the hair around my face is greying.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/30/2013 9:40PM

    Oh, in answer to your discarding... a plastic container will last 70 to 450 years in a landfill, decomposing sooo... were you to discard the bottle into the trash, it's possible the remedy to our dilemma should be solved before then and it would be safer than washing it down into H2O, but that's just my opinion. But... if it's biodegradable plastic it will only take 75 -180 days, sooo... there ya have it. emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/30/2013 8:42PM

    To find an eco-friendly HAIR tint is... going to be a long study/search, Courti, and a ton of chemistry to wade through but... there is a natural (I repeat, NATURAL) henna that, unlike the gad-zillion henna products CLAIMING their colors are 100% pure, that is *out*there* and on the market, but it doesn't contain ammonia and/or hydrogen peroxide, which are used in synthetic hair tint/dye/henna. What you need/want is something that doesn't rape your hair... but, in order to 'do' that, you MUST find and use the NATURAL henna. If you've heard of henna 'trashing' hair it's because it's got all kinds of nasties in it like, lead acetate, silver nitrate, copper, nickel, cobalt, bismuth and iron salts. Those WILL leave your hair 'brittle' but check out this site for your next treatment:


***Some ingredients in women's 'beauty' products (such as make-up) is dangerous to the environment too.

***BHA & BHT are mainly used in MOISTURIZERS or as a make-up preservative but are harmful to fish and other wildlife AND... are suspected of be an endocrine disruptor (chemicals that interfere with the hormone systems of humans and animals) AND... causing cancer.

e & 'colors' listed as CI (followed by a 5-digit number) or FD&C Blue, or No.1, or Blue 1, are coal tar dyes used in cosmetics and hair, containing HEAVY metals that are... TOXIC TO THE BRAIN and cause cancer.

***DEA-related ingrediants, i.e. creamy/foaming products such as shampoos/moisturizers, again, are harmful to the fish and other wildlife and can react to form nitrosamines (a class of chemical compounds that ARE carcinogenic) causing cancer.

***Dibutyl phthalate is a 'plasticizer' used in many nail care products. Also an endocrine disruptor AND a reproductive toxicant, with the fishes and wildlife in danger.

asing preservatives or, better known as DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15. These are used in ALL kinds of cosmetics and they release small amounts of formaldehyde which... causes cancer.

***Parabens are also used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives, but are suspected an endocrine disruptor and interference with male reproductive functions.

***Parfum, a.k.a. fragrance is even used in some products marketed as 'unscented' and can trigger allergies, asthma, neurotoxicity - linked to cancer and harmful to fish and other animals.

***PEG is used in many cosmetic cream bases and can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane (colorless liquid with faint sweet odor, used as solvents and short-term inhalation/exposure has caused vertigo, drowsiness, headache, etc) which is a... carcinogen. It has a 'related' chemical called propylene glycol and/or many other names with the letters ***eth***

***Petrolatum for hair care 'shine & moisture' barriers or lip balms, lip sticks and other moisturizers can also be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), also known as poly-aromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, are potent atmospheric pollutants, identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic, like 2-headed calves and such.

***Siloxanes or ingredients ending in the letters "-siloxane" or "-methicone" are used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. It's another suspected endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane, or a Silicone that's used for hair/skin) and harmful to fish and other animals.

***Sodium laureth sulfate, in foaming cosmetics i.e. shampoos/cleansers/bubble bath, like the PEG mentioned above, can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, and the way to look for other related chemical sodium lauryl sulfate is to look for other ingredients with the letters ***eth***

***Triclosan is used in antibacterial cosmetics, toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. It is a suspected endocrine disruptor and contributes to antibiotic resistance in bacteria as well as once again, being harmful to fish and other wildlife.

What I'm trying to SHARE *here* Courti, is... an awakening we all need in the products we use on ourselves BECAUSE... not only should we be concerned with how it's affecting other life, BUT... HOW is it affecting our own personal health and well being!!

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DOOBRIE 3/30/2013 6:19PM

    If you had put it on your head, you would then have washed it away down the sink, so, yes, pour it down the sink.

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NBARNES 3/30/2013 5:59PM

    Well pouring it down the sink would pretty much be the same as discarding in the yard, all goes back to the environment. If you'd used it all and rinsed it out it would have gone down the drain anyway...dilemma emoticon

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ARKPLE 3/30/2013 5:02PM

    Ask at the local salon how they do it....

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