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We started the new class tonight

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

and it went well. I feel the teacher is going really fast for one night. In past ASL classes the teacher covered what this new teacher did in one month. We are supposed to come up witha deaf game to play.
the class is mostly yount females in their early 20's and one woman close to my age. A total of 13 students. not a alrge class. But it was fun.

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of
debt, and has a clear conscience?

-- Adam Smith (1723-1790)

  
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CMHALL6 9/29/2009 4:54PM

  I just found sparkpeople. I have just started a new program, which after all my reasearch and reading tells me that it is right for me and definately the way I want to live/eat/exercise.

I have Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution which explains why people have genes that are killing them (diabetes) and killing the waistline.

You are so beautiful. You can get a handle on your diabetes, weight loss, anything if you put focus on the info out there. I don't know why I am not diabetic. I am 49% body fat. I am going to lose the weight and adopt the new life style. I don't know why it has taken so long for me to get to this point. I am focused now and making my diet the main focus of my every day. The best to you. You deserve it.


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BELLACUDDLES 9/29/2009 11:36AM

    Hoping all is going well for you Debbie..........going to classes........do you feel like a school girl again!!!!!!????????

Hugs,>Barbara

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BENTONHEALTHY 9/29/2009 10:59AM

    I am sure you will be able to take some things away from the class. Enjoy it.

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COLEMANSR 9/29/2009 10:45AM

    I love meeting new people. Have fun and don't forget to tell your new friends about SP. :)

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MARTY19 9/29/2009 6:58AM

    I love taking classes. New people to meet, different outlooks to discuss. Have a blast with it.

Hugs,
Marty

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_MAOMAO_ 9/29/2009 2:05AM

  Class looks like fun. Love the Adam Smith quote, too!
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Like a girl scout...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's so funny that I can remember back all those years from when I was 6, 7 and 8 years ond. Wearing my pretty green girl scout uniform with sash and all my pins I earned from doing good duties. And the Girl Scout Promise. "On my honor I will try to domy best, to do my duty to help others, etc"

Well Yesterday Robert and i went up the hill to the Plaza where Albertson's Store is and i peddled in the shops. Payless Shoe Source, Blockbuster Video then Fred Meyers Store, Baskin robbins Ice Cream shop and Starbucks Coffee. Asking thems weetly witha smile on my face, my team shrrt and jacket and "Blind Ambition" buzz cap... "Hi, I'm Debbie. I'm on Portlands Blind Ambition Dragon boat Team. It's America's first ever Visually impaired team and we are ahving a fund raising blindfold Spaghetti dinner in October and I am creating a basket to auction off at the dinner. Would you please be kind enough to donate goods or services to fun my upcoming trip to China?" It was fun. I got a free card also to put in the basket for a free cut, blow dry and style at my friend's Hair Salon. I'm far from done but should ahve actually gottens tarted weeks ago.
I feel just like I did when I was a Girl Scout selling cookies and Calendars.

  
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COLEMANSR 9/27/2009 9:30PM

    emoticon for you.

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BLESSEDINBAMA 9/27/2009 8:47PM

    Good for you, Debbie! You brought back some memories for me --- I was a Brownie troop leader for 3-4 years.

Sorting out 126 cases of cookies among a dozen little girls.........LOL.......glad that's over!

Marlene


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MARTY19 9/27/2009 7:38PM

    Since I know nothing stops you, I'm sure you will meet your quota.

Marty

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EMSSBEARS 9/27/2009 6:02PM

    Good luck on your fundraising and like everyone else said with a smile like yours that lights up the room how could anyone say no.
Have a great trip.
Beth

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BELLACUDDLES 9/27/2009 5:29PM

    Loved it.........and I was a GS too, and had a few badges to display; but some never got sewed on!!! Oh, well!!!!!

Hugs,
Barbara

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/27/2009 4:41PM

    Debbie, I am sure no one can say no to you. Bless you for getting out and doing something as exciting as preparing a trip to China and working on the fundraising.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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BETRME100 9/27/2009 4:08PM

    Aww...sweet little Debbie...hey, stop by the store, I'll see what I can scrounge up for you!! Are you getting excited about the trip yet? I would be dancing through the house with excitement...wait, I do that anyhow...well, you know what I mean...

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LINDA! 9/27/2009 3:55PM

    How could anyone say no when you so sweetly and politely ask them???!!! I hope things are going well.

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SWEET SEASONS...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

When I lived in Southern California (Lakewood/Long Beach) We ahd only semi cold and warm weather. Not terribly hot and nto terribly cold. more like just spring and Autumn.

Where here in Oregon I ahve been able to enjoy the 4 seasons and watch the weather change from my desk here at the dining room window. You see I have big huge bay windows and down stairs is a big basement Garage so the front of the hosue is level with the street and the back of the house over looks a beautiful Maple tree forrest. To the left I see trees and a rooftop out the window and in front is trees. The trees are thinning and I cans ee light through them. December will bring bitter cold of freezing weather that will mean jsut bare branches. I have beena ble to enjoy spring and noticing buds on these maple trees and the first leaves that approach. Where then the heat of summer held a full head of dark green Maple leaves. I am blessed to be able to still see the colors of the leaves. It may not always be that way but god has been good to me.

I believe 4 seasons are better than 2.


There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own
way.

-- Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957)

  
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THEFITNUTLIFE 9/27/2009 12:25AM

    I love the 4 seasons, just Winter not so much ;)

Go Autumn! emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 9/27/2009 12:11AM

    The four seasons definitely are beautiful!! emoticon

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COLEMANSR 9/26/2009 4:55PM

    Enjoy that beautiful view.

I had friends confused about my blog, till they read it .(LOL)

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BETRME100 9/26/2009 4:18PM

    I enjoy the changing of the seasons as well...there's something to appreciate in each season (remind me i said that this winter when there's ice everywhere!!).

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CUSTOMERANGEL 9/26/2009 4:08PM

    Growing up in Nebraska I did not fully appreciate the beauty of having 4 seasons until we lived in Las Vegas for 3 years. Upon moving back to Nebraska I truly am more aware and appreciate the 4 seasons. Congratulations on all of your progress and looking fabulous at the same time. emoticon


Blessings
Linda

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BENTONHEALTHY 9/26/2009 3:58PM

    I grew up with four seasons but now am in SO CA. I love it when it is cool with rain but don't miss the snow and really cold. And we had humidity too were I grew up. I can imagine looking out your window and having a bird feeder and enjoying.
Have a lovely day. Oh by the way, I saw a very nice german shepherd walking calmly with her owner on my walk today but I still like the look of a lab better.

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The Spark Book

Friday, September 25, 2009

The much anticipated and talked about book written by Chris Downie (Spark Guy) Is almost on the shelves. You can pre-order your book and get spark points and a percent off the regular price as well as free videos and gifts from the spark store. I think I know of several people mentioned in the book and pictured and featured. It's worth the money to check it out as Spark People ahs helped me tremendously.

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FLASUN 10/10/2009 7:21AM

    I also ordered mine! Received my pedometer and beaded jump rope already, such a GREAT service here on SparkPeople!! emoticon

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MARTY19 9/26/2009 9:25AM

    I ordered 2 - one for me and one for my sister. I can't wait to get it.

Marty

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BELLACUDDLES 9/26/2009 8:25AM

    Hi Debbie.....I ordered the book Thursday off Amazon.com! I can't wait to get it!!!!!!

Hope you have a blessed and healthy, happy day......Make it so!!!!

Love ya,
Barbara

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LINDA! 9/26/2009 12:15AM

    Need to check this out.

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THENAMESLISA 9/25/2009 9:52PM

    I ordered mine today. My points didn't show up - do they come later?

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COLEMANSR 9/25/2009 7:53PM

    I ordered and I am so glad I did. emoticon emoticon

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MYSTICRAINS 9/25/2009 7:37PM

    If you get it, review it!

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EOLIVIAC 9/25/2009 7:26PM

    Just saw it on "The Insider". Maybe we ought to push for Oprah to read it and make it a viewer favorite! emoticon

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BETRME100 9/25/2009 7:17PM

    Got mine on order...I'm so excited about it!! I agree, SparkPeople has truly been the difference for me...SparkPeople and all my Sparkin' pals!!

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Lentils...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A lot of firsts lately for me. This year i have experienced trying a lotof new vegetables. I Made soup today in the Crockpot using a bag of lentils. I like beans. they have great source of fiber. Rather than use canned stewed tomatoes I chopped up tomatoes and squeezed and added. Some corn and seasonings and brocolli cuts and chicken broth and even a little spinach. I am not fond of spinach but in this it seems to taste pretty good. Lentils are great for protein. When cool I'll freeze in freezer bags and ahve on a cold night.

I also changed my Dr.'s today. I was not getting the right care that I need. My Dr. I had was not experienced. He was a student. I jsut learned about this. he was trying to force me to pay $70.00 for having him sign my medical paper work to receive my guide dog. illing me as a sports related injury. I wasn't told ina dvance that I would ahve to pay. I sought professional advice here and was told to switch Dr's and so i did. I will call tomorrow to make my first appt. with her. it is a she.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach
them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try
to follow where they lead.

-- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American Writer

  
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JULSISGOOD 9/25/2009 3:54PM

    It sounds like you're getting ready for winter...I see the colors of the trees starting to change all around. I hope things work out with your new doctor. I have a great PCP - not the one I've been talking about for my ears. He specializes in diabetes care, and he always takes the time to listen, even if he is running late. If your new one doesn't work out, let me know. I'm glad you're enjoying the vegetables!
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COLEMANSR 9/25/2009 12:11PM

    Hey, that's my recipe. (LOL) It is good. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 9/25/2009 7:20AM

    WOW.........miss assertiveness......I absolutely love it........that's ridiculous paying someone $70 to sign a form, and he wasn't even a movie star!!!!!! Similar thing happened to me with my new Comcast bill....we signed up for $14.99....unlimited phone call.....long distance, call forwarding, caller ID...the whole kit and kaboodle. I got the bill and it said $24.95 for technician fee! I called and told them I was not told there would be this fee, asked to speak to a manager......and it was waived!!!! You do have to speak your mind; all they can tell you is no, and in your case, Debbie......you got someone else! YOU GO GIRL!

The new food tasting sounds good too........you gotta try those squashes......acorn, butternut, hubbard.......yum baked in the oven!

Hugs,
Barbara

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DAP1313 9/25/2009 7:08AM

    Lentils are also a good source of fiber. Very tasty too. I recently had to switch doctors because of my insurance and she's awesome. She actually listens and discusses with me about my care. Good luck with your new doctor.

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MARTY19 9/25/2009 6:52AM

    $70 to sign a form??????? I've never been charged for that. Good luck with your new doctor.

Marty

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EMMASMART 9/25/2009 12:18AM

    Lentils are also known for their iron. we all need our iron! And they are tasty too! Good going on firing the doctor. Interview this one, and if it's not what you'd prefer shop again. Having the right doctor is very important! Good work on that.

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BENTONHEALTHY 9/24/2009 11:22PM

    I copied it too! Thanks for sharing.

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BETRME100 9/24/2009 8:33PM

    Mmm...I love lentils...your soup sounds tasty...that may be my next soup!

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