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Kitchen cures for gorgeous skin???

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have a magazine (Woman's World) that I read. It is a weekly periodical and every week they have new ways to keep your hair shiny or your nails perfectly manicured or whatever. (BTW...I'm about six months behind, so this was a June issue) emoticon

The week that I'm reading has the headline "Kitchen Cures for Gorgeous Skin." Now, I know what they mean. They are going to give us great hints on using items that we already have in our kitchens to make our skin gorgeous.

But that's not what it says. It says they are going to *cure* our gorgeous skin with stuff from the kitchen. I don't have gorgeous skin, so I don't need to cure it. But if I did...I still wouldn't want to cure it! LOL!

Okay...done with semantics and whatever else this is called. Just wondering if anyone else sees stuff like this and wonders if magazines hire proof readers any more. emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/17/2011 10:27PM

  I love to find stupid errors like that. I have seen tons of them in our local papers. I swear the editors wear blinders or they really don't know their job. I take care of a woman whose husband was the publisher of a paper and it is full of mistakes. I just shake my head.

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RWETHAIRYET 1/17/2011 4:48PM

    Heehee, my favorite was a sign at a local hair salon a couple of weeks ago...
"Go Green with our new organic hair color product line"
Um, if green is the only color available, I think I'll stick with the gray, haha!

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GEEMAWEST 1/16/2011 11:58PM

    The good news about the kitchen "cures" is that you can eat them after you use them so it doesn't matter if you're gorgeous anymore.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 8:37PM

    Kitchen cures TO gorgeous skin ?? ;0)

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JOHNTJ1 1/16/2011 10:54AM

    There always seems to be so many paradoxes in life arent there?

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CARLANNIE 1/16/2011 10:29AM

    LOL, I love finding little errors like this - very funny to my sense of humor. I love Monday nights with Jay Leno because he does the newspaper bloopers - having written for a newspaper for 18 years, it really appeals to me! There's some good ones out there.

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BKNOCK 1/16/2011 7:42AM

    This sounds like a blog to get 3 points! Just ask John, he will explain! Yeah, I am at least six months behind too and yes lots of junk!

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TRIGFROST 1/16/2011 1:21AM

    I have Household books like this one...

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 12:29AM

    I have this awesome book with every tip and hint that you could possibly think of... you have a problem..?? tell me, I'll help find the solution. love that stuff he he ;0)

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 12:25AM

    I am in a "transition" period... I'm looking for everything natural, andf cheaper ways to look after skin, hair, house, wounds... you name it...

Iam all for it....

scrubbing yourself with caster sugar with some honey is awesome... who needs expensive stuff? and Eucalyptus oil is my new life elixer...

love love love it.

Any tips in that mag of yours??? PLEASE SHARE IT WITH ME!!!


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Lower body exercises

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I have decided that I need to restart my lifting routine. Lifting upper body, for me, is easy. By that, I mean that I know lots of different exercises for each muscle group. I can vary the routine fairly easily using free weights, machines or a combination. No problem!

However, lower body is another story. I won't use the inner/outer thigh machine. Too likely to cause an injury. The leg press is the wrong exercise for my body type (my booty is the size it needs to be, thank you!). I've done lunges, both standing and walking, and I'm currently doing squats. I also do calf raises. That's it. Not very much variety. And because of that, I get bored with my lower body routine very quickly.

Does anyone have any a ideas? I do my workout at a gym, so there are machines, weights, resistance bands, etc. available. However, no PC or video player so videos aren't an option. I think I will add some plyometrics, but would like ideas there as well. I'm open for suggestions. Flood me!

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DEGODDESS 1/12/2011 11:56AM

    Spark has several lower body exercises on the site; have you looked there? Good luck.

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/12/2011 11:11AM

  You can do abductions and adductions with a resistance band as opposed to the machines. Spark People shows a lot of lower body exercises on the fitness page. Lower body exercises are always harder for me to do, but that is where I need the most work. There are also several you can do on a mat by getting on all fours and then lifting your leg out to the side both bent and straight, swinging your leg to the front and back, lowering your head to the mat and then lifting your leg straight up or kicking in to your butt.
These are all coming back in a rush because they are the ones I hate to do.

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HOT4FITNESS 1/12/2011 9:02AM

    You knowevery sine I started water jogging and kicking using the lap board, I have really started to develop muscles in my legs. Not sure if you have a pool or water track at your gym, but that is an idea. I power walk alot and that has helped develop muscle also. Just throwing out ideas to you.

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JOHNTJ1 1/12/2011 8:22AM

    There are a number os excercises that work your hamstrings and quads. you might want to look at them.

My only word of caution, and I understand what you are saying about body type, etc, my trainer told me that unless you develop the muscle groups equally you stand a better chance of getting hurt.

But what do I know, lol I wanna rob a donut store

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Unexpected texts

Friday, January 07, 2011

As many of you already know, I celebrated my birthday on January 6th. The twelfth day of Christmas. My 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday. Overall, a very good day. However, it was a day of unexpected texts.

First, my older brother wished me a happy birthday by commenting on how old I was. Please note, I did say *older* brother. Dork. Oh...did I mention that he sent me that text on January 5th? The eleventh day of Christmas. Silly brother! LOL!

Thursday morning, my workout partner sent me a HB text at our normal workout time (4:30 am). Luckily, I slept through that. It was a rest day for both of us. My family, on the other hand, called me on the way to work. I told them all goodbye before I left for work. They were all up and getting ready for the day. They just spaced it. Since the same thing happened last year, I've decided that it is. New family call me to wish me HB instead of doing it in person! LOL!

After I got to work, one of my coworkers texted/paged me with HB wishes. Really wasn't expecting that from him (yeah, a guy remembered my b-day! And he's cute! LOL,). The I got fairly regular good wishes throughout the day. The surprise texts, though, were the ones from my daughter's friends. Totally didn't expect that! Even my dad texted me! Technology rocks!

I must say that I had a pretty darn good day! Can I do it again tomorrow?

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RANGERFAN10 1/10/2011 2:36PM

    Well Happy Be-lated Birthday, I am glad you had a great day!

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NEWNAC304 1/8/2011 10:09PM

    Hapy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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CARLANNIE 1/8/2011 9:42AM

    What's your cell number and I'll send you a text! Or, I'll just send you Happy Birthday wishes right now - cheers!

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    Every darn day, repeat as desired! I love technology too. As we waited in August for our overdue daughter to make her way into the world, texts came in everyday explaining, pleading and coercing her to get on with it already! It made us feel like friends and family near and far were waiting so impatiently with us!

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REJ7777 1/8/2011 9:32AM

    Happy Birthday! Sure you can do it again, as long as it doesn't make you a year older. emoticon emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 1/8/2011 9:23AM

    Well, from my point of view we are all spaecial every day we are alive. It just takes a special occasion for us to remember it.

Do it every day of your life Barb, you deserve it.

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BKNOCK 1/8/2011 8:00AM

    You can do it again only if you let Michelle and I text you this time too! 21? You really want to be that age again? You can have it!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/8/2011 12:29AM

    Let's do it again the day we all meet up.... We'll pretend we are ALL having a big birthday all at once!! Who's in??



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STEVENGO2 1/8/2011 12:20AM

    Sounds like you had awesome birthday wishes! emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 1/7/2011 11:58PM

    What fun! Birthday wishes are fun no matter how they are received. emoticon emoticon

Happy Birthday!

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/7/2011 11:45PM

  If you're ready for the 22 anniversary of your 21 birthday - I say go for it. Only two of my five sisters remembered my birthday. My son knew it was coming, but not when.

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ELYMWX 1/7/2011 11:44PM

    Happy Birthday!

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MUSIC66 1/7/2011 11:34PM

    hope you had a good birthday .

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STEELKICKIN 1/7/2011 11:31PM

    Sure! You have my permission to do again. Nothing wrong with being a SparkPrincess two days in a row!

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It's hard to sleep when you can't breathe

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I have a cold or a sinus something going on. It's not too bad as long as I don't change elevation. Or lay down. Or try to breathe. Actually, while I'm awake and moving around, I really feel fine. However, laying down last night proved to be a challenge!

I'm sure my DH asked me to roll over multiple times to try to stop my snoring. Thank goodness he used that method instead of a pillow! LOL! Finally, around four this morning, I got up to fine some extra pillows. I put those behind me and slept the rest of the night sitting up. I will start sleeping tonight sitting up since I go back to work tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep! LOL!

On a different but related note, I'm taking a big ol' bag o'stuff to work with me tomorrow. I have replenishment for my Fiber One bars so I have snax for the week. I'm taking my day-by-day calendar, the rest of the unsalted peanuts, some chocolate peeps, the rest of a bag of crullers and some miscellaneous candy. I'll be loaded down going in! But it won't be loading down my bum or belly! emoticon

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RANGERFAN10 1/3/2011 8:41PM

    I hope you sleep better tonight, I have been there and is sucks when you have to sit up to sleep.

Feel better soon!

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DONNAORLENE 1/3/2011 12:27AM

    Should have called me...I've got 101 ways to breathe when you sleep. I wonder why? LOL!! The new breathe right strips really are good though! And so is the Neil Med Sinus rinse for getting rid of it faster. And by the way congrats on your fitness minutes! I think all of you guys that got awards for fitness minutes should each give me a few since I can't work out...Then my page wouldn't look so bad! Well, That's my two cents for what ever it's worth.

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STEELKICKIN 1/3/2011 12:11AM

    Feel better soon! Try the Breathe-Rights??? Yeah, I know, those suck. I usually wake up to find them on my forehead, in my armpit or on Brian's left nipple the next day. So, scratch that.

Godspeed on your full recovery!

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/2/2011 10:20PM

  I just spent the weekend taking care of a woman in a house where everyone was or had been sick with a flu/cold.I better not get sick. I don't have paid sick days anymore. I did wash my hands a bazillion times, so here's hoping.

Hope you feel better soon.

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GEEMAWEST 1/2/2011 9:51PM

    Feel better soon. We've had a nasty cold going around down here. Seems to last forever. In fact, I had it several weeks ago and still haven't gotten rid of it all.

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BKNOCK 1/2/2011 6:18PM

    Sorry you are not feeling well, I understand the not being able to breathe thing too! Yep back to work!

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    Hope you'll feel better soon.
Sleeping an a semi upright position helps a lot with keeping the airways open.

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NEWNAC304 1/2/2011 6:11PM

    Sorry you're sick, especially when you have to go back to work. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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Look at me go!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I have a rule that Christmas decorations MUST be down (at my house, anyway) by January 6th. Since I have this week off, I decided to get the tree and decorations done today. I "let" the kids help. I even recruited my DD's friend to assist. The tree and decorations done, it was time for lunch.

After lunch, I decided it was time to tackle the pantry. MIL gave us a halogen cooker for Christmas. Very cool gift that cooks quickly and cleans easily. But, I had no place for it! Thus the reason for tackling the pantry. I
Took everything off one shelf at a time, cleaned and dried the shelf and then put stuff back. I threw away a bunch of stuff and reordered most everything. I found a spot for the new cooker and I even have some empty spaces on the shelves!

I did quit before I did the top two shelves. It was after two in the afternoon and I hadn't taken a shower yet. And I had gone to the gym....I *really* needed that shower!

BTW, I also started fifteen auctions before I worked on the tree! Did I mention that I also took a 30 minute nap? Cos I did! I needed that too!

Tomorrow's plans? Gym. Shower. Read. Yep, that's it! I earned a day off!

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BKNOCK 12/31/2010 11:50PM

    Wow, you are awesome! Can you come help me?

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CHATTIEGIRL 12/30/2010 5:09PM


Just stopped by to see how you are doing and it seems as if great. You are energetic and have reached your goals, fantastic. Now just maintain a healthy life style and you are set for life. May God bless and watch over you always, Love the Spark people and learn from them.


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WALKOFFWIN 12/29/2010 10:07PM

    Well Ms Motivation, that's very impressive. Is there some way you can bottle that kind of drive and energy and send me some? I'd pay good money for it!


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AUNTIEANNE22 12/29/2010 9:00PM

  What time did you get up? You are putting us all 6to shame. My de-decorating is very easy. Mini tree back into storage box that is still sitting in my living room from last Christmas.

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GEEMAWEST 12/29/2010 8:56PM

    WOW! You're rockin'! I'll get my tree and decorations down this weekend. Unless of course you would like to come down here and do it for me. You know, it wouldn't be that far of a drive for you and it would be a really nice thing for you to do.

Just sayin'.

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RWETHAIRYET 12/29/2010 1:24PM

    I'm tired just reading your blog. The next free day I get, I'm staying in my jammies under a blanket reading a good book.
Oh wait, scratch that. Next free day I have the granddaughter, and she's a busy little girl, haha!

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RANGERFAN10 12/29/2010 1:07PM

    I wish I had your energy, my house needs a good going over and I have not had the zip for it this week, wish I would have had this week off of work it would have been nice.

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/29/2010 8:13AM

    Wow! You were very busy--and just when did you have time to nap???? Rest today!

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JOHNTJ1 12/29/2010 7:20AM

    And just think of all the calories you burned in the process, as evidenced by your need for a shower

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JUNIAATROME 12/29/2010 6:26AM

    Ship some of that energy over to me - I think the most hated chore is to move the Christmas stuff - it won't be before the 6th... hope the the rest day goes just as well.

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STEELKICKIN 12/28/2010 11:13PM

    Woo hoo!! A girl after my own heart! We took the tree down yesterday!! I have a rule, too! And daggone it, it's gonna be followed!

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CARLANNIE 12/28/2010 10:26PM

    You are awesome! Makes me tired just reading about your day. You do deserve a true vacation day tomorrow.

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