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Black Petunias

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Okay, everyone has been commenting on my comment yesterday about buying black petunias. So,, here's the proof. Yes, they are really a deep, deep purple, but it's hard to see the purple. The first photo is a variety called "Phantom" which has yellow stripes to contrast with the black.


I was thrilled to see these and then I found "Black Velvet"....


At this time of year I spend all my extra dollars on plants. They just make you feel so darn good!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/13/2011 5:38PM

    Beautiful!!!

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APRILLSCOTT 5/9/2011 9:32AM

    They are really beautiful. I hope you enjoy them all summer long.

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BUSYMOM911 5/2/2011 11:46AM

    They're really cool! I've never seen anything like them.

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SUSIEPH1 4/29/2011 9:38AM

    How delightful .... I wonder If we can get them here is OZ must check them out!!
Love the Pics ... hugs Susie

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PATRICIAANN46 4/28/2011 10:31PM

  emoticon for sharing the photos and information. I will keep an eye out for these when I go to the greenhouse this weekend. They are beautiful. I have black tulips that I am crazy about.
Glad the storms missed you. What horrible devastation and loss of life. Mother Nature at her most powerful.......

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BERNERQUILTS 4/28/2011 2:52PM

    I love the "black" flowers, pansys, petunias,tulips
These are very pretty!

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CHICKENCHASER78 4/28/2011 11:51AM

    Wow those are so neat looking!

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TAMMIELAND 4/28/2011 11:17AM

  Ooh! I like them! I'm going to call the local green house and see if they have any. I will have to plant them in a planter on our front porch to keep them alive but I really like them. Thanks for the photos.

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GAILRUU 4/28/2011 9:09AM

    It will be at least another month before we can plant annuals. Yesterday we had about 4 inches of snow!

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DUSTYGIRL25 4/28/2011 2:48AM

    Very Nice! emoticon

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TIRED49 4/27/2011 11:27PM

    Very pretty! I spend lots of money on plants this time of year too! Love to see the pretty blooms! Thanks for sharing.

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FLEMIDG 4/27/2011 11:19PM

    They are beautiful. I had never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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SHAPNUP 4/27/2011 7:38PM

    Okay, I take back what I was thinking (telling DH to hide the whiskey!). emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 4/27/2011 6:48PM

    Just beautiful!!

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LILACEOUS 4/27/2011 6:34PM

    I've seen the pure black ones but never the ones with the yellow stripe! How marvelous! I could buy plants every day.

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BLONDWUNN 4/27/2011 5:14PM

    Oh, they're beautiful. When I imagined them yesterday, I hadn't thought they might be variegated!! I've seen black tulips too.

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Ramping It Up

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Well, I know spring is finally here (despite the chilly temps). I had ramps for dinner- woohoo! When I moved to the mountains 5 years ago I had never heard of ramps. The friend who gave me my first ones warned me to open the windows before I prepared them and he sure was right! I've also heard that in the "old days" when kids ate ramps on their way to school, the teacher would make them stand outside the classroom window and wouldn't allow them in the room. (Couldn't get away with that today!) For those of you who don't know what ramps are, they are a member of the onion/garlic family, look like a small green onion, and are VERY pungent!

To me, ramps have become my indicator that it's time to put my sweaters away, let go of those heavy winter comfort foods, and move on out into spring. It's going to be time to work in the garden before long and exercise will be much easier to get going. The past week I've developed some type of stomach/intestinal problem (IBS? ulcer?) It's no wonder, with the renovations dragging on despite the contractor's efforts to get it done, the stress around here has been piling up. Who knew we'd find so many problems as we started? The contractor is ready to get out of here and I'm ready to get my house back. Once that happens, I think the stomach problems will disappear. (But I will be seeing my doc soon any way.) And those lovely ramps? Well, it's time to find out just how medicinal they are. There are a lot of thoughts out there about them being so healthy for you, but I'm already a believer!

  
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FLORIDASUN 4/15/2011 8:09AM

    Wow...ramps have my interest piqued! I had never heard of them, but being an onion garlic lover I'm sure they would be a hit at our house! Do they only grow in the Carolina's? I'll have to do some research, thanks a bunch for sharing!

I'm sorry your renovations have drug on so long. It's no fun having strangers tramping around each day! I remember when we had our wrap around porch buildt around our cabin it took them FOREVER, and they wouldn't even quote a final cost.

Things seem to work differently in the Carolinas...hugs to you and maybe you can try some meditation to bring down your stress levels. I've heard it works wonders, although I can never get my crazy monkey mind to calm down long enough to find out! emoticon

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hope it works for you dear friend!

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MRYTYLER 4/3/2011 1:36PM

    I remember you talking about ramps last year. I wish I could get them here, but could not find any.

Feel better soon.

Mary

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SHAPNUP 4/3/2011 9:47AM

    I've never heard of ramps until now, but they sound delicious. Just think, instead of chopping garlic AND onion for a dish, you can just chop one! And you don't have to worry about emoticon!!!

Still renovating, huh? Hopefully the contractors will wrap up soon and you can get back to normal. I hope you're feeling better soon!

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MAMABEARLICIOUS 4/2/2011 11:54PM

    i'm glad you'll be getting your house back soon!! i'm sorry about the stress and your stomach problems. i hope the ramps do their job and you're feeling better soon.

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FLEMIDG 4/2/2011 11:53PM

    That is the first time I have ever heard of ramps. They sound delicious. I love onions and garlic. Hope you are feeling better soon, and I do hope the work on your house will be finished soon as well. I am sure you will feel better after that. I'm glad you're going to the doctor to get it checked out. Have a great weekend.

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BLONDWUNN 4/2/2011 11:21PM

    Thanks for enlightening me about ramps. I'm going to look for them!

Sure hope your tummy calms down soon!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/2/2011 10:51PM

    I've never eaten ramps but I love green onions.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/2/2011 10:00PM

  I learned something NEW today.......... emoticon for telling us about ramps. I had never heard of them. I wonder if the larger supermarkets carry them. I will be in Madison next week and will check out Whole Foods.
Have a great Sunday. Renovations are stressful, so I am sure you will feel better once you have your home to yourself again.

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SUSIEPH1 4/2/2011 8:58PM

    I am so glad it is starting to warm up for you .... Will help to make you feel much better you will be so glad when the contractors are finished and you get your home back!
It is getting quite cold here in OZ of course it is Autumn and soon will be Winter ...
Take care of yourself
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LILACEOUS 4/2/2011 8:57PM

    I think I have some ramps in my garden. I just started reading about them online today. So, I'm jazzed that you wrote about them as well. I'm looking forward to getting out in the yard as well. I do hope your contractors finish up son and let you have your peaceful place back! Be well.

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Surprise Benefit of ST

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

We've all seen a lot written here on Spark about the benefits of ST (strength training). We know that it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for those of us who are in the "senior" category. But this week I learned of a new benefit from all that weight lifting I've been doing.

All my life I've dreaded blood tests, IVs, whatever involved a needle having to be put into my vein. Often when I go in for a test or procedure, I ask the person assigned to insert the needle how good they are. I always tell them I'm not trying to be ugly, but I've had nurses almost in tears because they couldn't get a needle in me. The last CT-scan I had, the technicians had to go over to surgery and bring back one of their nurses to find someone who could get the dye into me. My "record" is 3 different people at one procedure trying to get a needle in me. And, of course, by the time the procedure is over, I usually have a large bruise at the site.

Last week I had a check up with my oncologist and the first step is always- yup, pull a few vials of blood to test for evidence of cancer. For once, I didn't apologize to the nurse for being so "difficult" and before you know it, the needle was out, no signs of bleeding, and plenty of blood for the sample. The next day- for the first time in my 64 years, no bruise! That's when I realized that all these Spark exercises I've been doing have had a "hidden" benefit. My blood vessels have obviously expanded and gotten stronger as the surrounding muscles have gained. So, if exercise has been the part of Spark you've been dragging your feet on (figuratively and literally), get moving- you may find some hidden benefits you never dreamed would happen!

  
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APRILLSCOTT 3/29/2011 9:50PM

    This is enough to get me motivated! emoticon

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DEEDEE324 3/20/2011 5:00PM

    Outstanding!! I love this story, keep up the fantastic work outs its working for you.

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STICKERPATCH 3/8/2011 10:15AM

  The nurses always have trouble drawing my blood. So I need to pick up my feet and get busy.Thanks.

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PATRICIAANN46 3/6/2011 6:42PM

  emoticon for the information. I, too, have trouble with hidden veins.

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AMARILYNH 3/6/2011 9:34AM

    OH WOW - this is exciting! I too have had nurses who had trouble finding a vein - but come to think of it when I had my physical a couple of weeks ago there was no problem. I didn't make the connection - thanks for making it for me!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2011 9:24PM

    Great benefit. I hate to be stuck and hated to stick people with bad veins. Congrats on improving yours!!

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SHAPNUP 3/3/2011 7:51PM

    What a great testimony. Exercise, here I come! emoticon

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GAILRUU 3/3/2011 3:00PM

    As a retired nurse who had to start a lot of IVs over the years, I always told people that I am a quilter so finding a vein is not a problem. A hint if you have small veins is to have them use a blood pressure cuff instead of a tourniquet to help the veins show better. Losing weight, plenty of fluids and strength training help too.

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TONYHAGEN 3/3/2011 6:38AM

    That's so encourageing to hear that all our hard work has hidden benefits. Keep up the awesome tracking and let us know how you are going.

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PNCARLSON 3/3/2011 3:41AM

  Hope your tests come back fine. Glad to know of the extra benefits you have experienced because of SP. emoticon

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TOWHEE 3/3/2011 1:09AM

    I went in for a blood draw on Monday and the lady who did the procedure had no problem finding my vein and it didn't even hurt. I thought it was the phlebotomist, and complimented her on her skill. Maybe all those bicep curls are doing something after all.

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/2/2011 11:51PM

    Wow! Who would have ever thought of that benefit. So glad it wasn't hurtful this time. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/2/2011 8:59PM

    Just wonderful!!
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TAMMIELAND 3/2/2011 8:38PM

  emoticon That's wonderful. I hope your blood tests all come back great.

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TIRED49 3/2/2011 8:23PM

    emoticon I always have that trouble too. Thanks fopr the heatlhy motivation.

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FLEMIDG 3/2/2011 6:41PM

    Awesome blog. Thanks for the information. I am a senior and a diabetic, so this is great news for me.

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DEBORAHDAZE 3/2/2011 5:27PM

  As a Diabetic and a Cancer Survivor, I know what you mean. Yeah for you! emoticon

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JAMIELOGICAL 3/2/2011 5:25PM

    I think drinking a lot more water has helped with that as well. Since I joined SparkPeople, I've been tracking my water daily and I make a conscious effort to get in 12-14 cups a day. Being well hydrated definitely makes it much easier to find my veins whenever I have to get blood drawn.

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Stressing Over Stress

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well, being chosen a Spark motivator has been a wonderful experience. I've "met" so many new folks on the site and made many, many new friends. So with my name now listed on the Spark Motivators page, I'm going to try really hard to see some positive in what's happening today.

When you have a house full of renovating crews and all the problems they uncover when they start working, I knew this would be a stressful month. But I made a plan early on that I would make sure to get in my workouts every morning (no crews admitted to house before 9 AM) and to deal with the stresses the projects would bring. Even though I knew I'd be frazzled at the end of the day from all the dust and noise, I made a plan to continue cooking and eating healthy.

Then our heat went out. We have a water to air heat pump and DH finally figured out the pressure tank (which was old) had failed. After some delays we got a new one installed and thought we could turn our attention back full time to checking on missing plumbing orders, etc. At 4 AM today I woke up to cool air, not heat, blowing on my face. Then when I went to get a glass of water before my workout- nothing. Now the well pump has failed. You really don't want to know how addicted I am to a morning shower after my workout! When I had my check-up with the oncologist yesterday (which was a positive report!!!!! sigh, smiles!), my BP was up quite a bit. I knew all the stress had put a couple of pounds on me, so I wasn't surprised to see the BP up either. With this much disruption to my nice, quiet retired life in the mountains, it is not surprising.

My morning started with near tears and I could feel a big black cloud of depression descending. I decided to stay off the treadmill (which can be boring) and told DH that he could stay home to answer calls from the well company and I headed up the mountain with Harley and his girlfriend, Seamus (the neighbor's dog) . They were a little confused at first that I was hiking the mountain with them solo, but they were happy to be going. And you know what? After a few minutes of climbing the first steep grade (15%!), we reached the top and just enjoyed all the sights (for me) and smells (for them) and the glories of nature. I came back down the mountain with a much better attitude. And after this blog to vent I feel a whole lot better. If you've read all the way to the end of this, thank you for listening. OOOOH, the well guy just called and he's headed up from town right now! Yeaaah! Maybe a shower is in sight!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2011 9:21PM

    Exercise is my stress buster too and I love to do it outdoors. I hope things go smoother now with the renovations.

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SHAY72 2/25/2011 5:44AM

    glad that u were able to get the stress outta ur head for a lil bit, hope the day is a good one for ya

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PNCARLSON 2/24/2011 6:52PM

  Sounds like you handled things well in a stressful on-going situation. Way to go!

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BLONDWUNN 2/23/2011 10:37PM

    So happy to hear that the mountain fresh air helped! It's also supposed to be a preferred way to walk over the treadmill! Well, I'm not sure I agree, but having the dogs with you definitely makes it preferable!

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SHAPNUP 2/23/2011 5:13PM

    You sure are getting it in spades this month, aren't ya? Hang in there. Tuesday is March 1st!

Good job taking care of you. That is so important! Cuz if you get nuts, everyone will get nuts. That's just the way it goes. Tell DH he needs to pamper you today (what the heck, tomorrow too!). It's in his best interest! emoticon

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SNOOKUMS19 2/23/2011 4:51PM

    So glad your day got better. I know how hard it is to keep appointments to yourself. So inpiring that within all your craziness you took care of yourself!

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SUSIEPH1 2/23/2011 3:10PM

    Love that your walk helped ! I love walking also ... yes I can understand the frustration ,,, especially with every thing seeming to go wrong at once!
But it will get better... each day is closer to the finish date and you will be so happy you have done this now and not at later date ..
Congratulations Ellen on being voted a Spark Motivator ... you truly deserved it !
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CARROT143 2/23/2011 1:50PM

    Not surprised the walk helped - when I am starting to feel blue it always helps, ESPECIALLY outside in our beautiful mountains. I am SO proud of you sticking to your plans to exercise and eat right even through the stress, and remember that all the chaos is temporary but the results in the house will be worth it - and your health is worth it too though. So keep up the good balance and hang in there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DALAI_LALA 2/23/2011 1:25PM

    A good walk cures a lot of ills... hope things even out soon for you!

Hugs!

Lala

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SHERYLDS 2/23/2011 11:42AM

    May all your problems be little ones.
Hope you get your place back ASAP

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ELSIE_BEE 2/23/2011 11:28AM

    Your solution beats the heck out of just going back to bed and pulling the covers over your head--my useless coping strategy.

Good for you!

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/23/2011 11:18AM

    Yay! Great for you for having such a positive attitude with so many problems going on. Seems life is almost always about fixing something, right?
Soon everything will be looking much better! emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 2/23/2011 10:27AM

    A wonderful walk in the mountains just brings a smile to my face!!! I think I would be spending the day at the top...

Hoping & praying that nothing else, drastic, will go wrong. Just concentrate on the completed project and anytime the frustration gets in the way.....go climb a mountain!

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MRYTYLER 2/23/2011 9:42AM

    What a great idea to take a break and a nice walk with the dogs. Good luck with the well, and hang in there. emoticon

Mary

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MRYTYLER 2/23/2011 9:39AM

    What a great idea to take a break and a nice walk with the dogs. Good luck with the well, and hang in there. emoticon

Mary

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Sparkin' at Wal-mart

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I just have to share my latest "spreading the Spark" experience. DH and I were walking down the aisle in Wal-mart, he in front of my cart. I saw a woman sitting along the side of the aisle speak to him. When I caught up, she repeated for me what she said. With a twinkle in her eye she said, "I told your husband that I hoped sitting on these is all I need." That's when I noticed she was sitting on stacks of Slim-fast! She went on to explain that Wal-mart had removed all the benches in the nearby pharmacy section and being overweight and with a "blown-out knee", she was unable to stand and wait for her husband to return with their cart. It was one of those instant rapport moments when two strangers start telling each other personal things. She said her doctor is after her to lose weight, but he just doesn't understand how hard that was for her with the knee problem.

Now I don't normally say to complete strangers that they need to lose weight. But the opportunity was too good to pass up. I told her how I had lost weight and really changed my lifestyle since my cancer experience a few years ago. Then I reached into my purse and pulled out one of my Spark "business" cards. Her face just lit up as I explained what Spark was- and that it was all free! It was just one of those moments when two people meet and strike an instant rapport. What a delightful person with such a wonderful outlook on life! She said she would get online tonight and check out the website. (Hope she's reading this!) I told her to check out my page and let me know how I can help her in her journey. A few minutes later when DH and I were standing in the check-out lane I noticed ONE copy of the People magazine with the photo of the Spark gal (Christina Cores) on it a few lanes away. I sprinted over and grabbed it, dashed back through the store until I found the lady again, and showed her the photo. I told her that we will meet again next year in Wal-mart and we'll both look like that! She said, "Can I have two years?" What a sense of humor!

I don't believe in coincidences. It was just one of those moments when the world puts someone on your path that you need. The woman's husband said he'd been held up in another part of the store talking to a fellow vet who needed help in getting his benefits. We agreed that my meeting his wife was an example of paying it forward for his kindness and willingness to take a few minutes to help a stranger. So, the next time you're in Wal-mart and you have a chance to talk to a stranger, tell them about Spark. It'll make you more sure of what you're doing on your Spark journey. And if you don't see a stranger to help- try sitting on a stack of Slim-fast!

  
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DIANNEMT 6/18/2012 7:58AM

    I'm going through old mail to delete it and found your story--again. Hope you are still on track and doing super!!

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MAMATO2BOYZ 3/19/2012 4:41PM

  Thanks for sharing, very inspirational!!! U do have a good heart.

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MSROZZIE 12/4/2011 8:47PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. What an inspiration and support you were. Good job.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/26/2011 2:56PM

   
I thought you were very savvy the way you were able to tell this woman what she needed to hear without that pointy finger so many of us get.


Tell us more about Spark business cards. I want to be like you and be proud to pass them out on May 1, 2012 on my first Sparkaversary.



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CHANGE_4_ME 9/20/2011 12:18PM

    What a wonderful blog and experience! Thanks for posting!

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MICHELE142 7/22/2011 11:41AM

    Your blog says so much about sparking but, kindness. Would like to know if you ever did meet that person again and if she did indeed get with SP. Thanks for sharing.

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MMRB7111 7/9/2011 11:33AM

    What a wonderful experience to have. Thank you for sharing. Also, I would like to know where you got the SP business cards. I think I want some to carrry in my purse. As my weight decreases more, I want to be able to share with people where my help and motivation has come from.

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DEBRA_BULLIS 6/7/2011 3:22PM

    What a great story! Where did you get the the "business cards"? I would love to have some of them to carry around with me. Not that I am any great model of success just yet, but I will be and I want to tell people how I am doing it (did it).

Thanks for the inspiration.

Debra

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JEANORMALLY 5/6/2011 6:50PM

    I loved this story.I work at our local Walmart and see young people using the drivable wheel chairs because they are too big to walk around and some older people leaning on carts and walking even though itb is hard for them to get around but say that walking around Walmart is their exercise. I have just joined Sparks but will be spreading the word when I can. Thanks for the inspiration.

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TESSA321 5/3/2011 11:22AM

    Such as awesome experience!

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VANHOEVENA 4/27/2011 10:50AM

    very cool story...thank you for sharing! It does only take one person to help another!

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SHELLPRO 4/25/2011 9:18AM

    I've done it 2, still do it, Spread the Spark! Just use the Spark Promo Cards and keep them handy at all times. I've left them on the Diet Isle at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club:)

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JBEST73 4/22/2011 9:55PM

    What a great story. I cannot wait to hear the follow up.

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BLONDEY491 4/19/2011 6:26PM

  What a great story. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that lady just needed to talk to you. You made her day and probably felt better yourself. Good job!
My favorite thing to do at WalMart is to grab a basket and walk up and down every isle. I have neuropathy in my feet and it makes it very painful to walk. But,with the help of a basket to hold onto it makes it easier. A great way for me to get my exercise. We all do the best that we can. emoticon

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SURYAH 4/5/2011 3:38PM

    I think I will do just that. I already talk about Spark to friends.

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LINDAF49 4/5/2011 2:20PM

    What a precious way to share!! I can just picture me sitting on a pile of slimfast!!! TeeHee. Thanks for the encouragement to share our story wherever we go!!

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KELLYTHEFIT0710 4/5/2011 11:21AM

    Thank you for Spreading the Spark! I feel that if we all do that, the world will be a happier, healthier place! Good luck as you continue your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MTMOMOFTHREE 4/4/2011 8:54PM

  What a great testimony. I work at a Wal*Mart, and I love to hear about the good things that happen there. I have been trying to learn from you all. I still loose my way and find my way back to Spark. You would think I would learn but its a slow progress, anyways back to the reason I'm commenting. Thanks for the story.
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DOCDUTTON 3/30/2011 1:00PM

    spread it around...

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BISSA7 3/29/2011 5:34PM

    That's a great story! Way to spread The Spark!

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PRUSSION 3/26/2011 11:53AM

    GREAT STORY! emoticon

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LOIDAEG 3/24/2011 5:22PM

    awesome story! :) i love it! i can't wait to spread the spark! i hope i get an opportunity like yours sometime!

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RAELYNNSMILLER 3/24/2011 10:58AM

    Oh my goodness! This happened to me just two days ago. I didn't have any "business" cards but there I was being a Sparkpeople cheerleader. It caught me by surprise.

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BLUEJEAN99 3/20/2011 6:48PM

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SPUNKYTURTLE 3/15/2011 6:49AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this story! Love little moments that can teach us so much! emoticon

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MARIAND123 3/10/2011 11:22AM

    omgoodness. that is an awesome story. thanks for shareing. emoticon

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SUSIEMT 3/3/2011 9:11PM

    Good for you Elseebee! What a wonderful story! Keep on spreading the spark!

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MAYBER 3/3/2011 11:41AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us
Sometimes when we least expect it we meet a special "friend" to nice to forget and who needs just a nudge in the right direction
Best wishes as you continue to help others and in turn help yourself one day at a time
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MISSEDIVA 2/28/2011 12:46PM

    That's a great true-life story! I hope when you meet two meet again that you feel great, look great and are still Sparking!
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ESURVIVOR 2/27/2011 2:25AM

  Great blog...thanks for sharing!

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WINFIELD28 2/23/2011 7:03PM

    What a beautiful story!
Thanks for sharing it!
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THORNSANDALL 2/23/2011 12:36PM

    This was a great story, I needed this motivation today. emoticon

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TONIABLAKE 2/23/2011 11:22AM

    Love this story.

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    great blog emoticon

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TONETHIGHS 2/22/2011 3:56PM

  Great Story! Very Inspirational!

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BSLIC70 2/22/2011 2:32PM

  GREAT STORY! I do agree we have to be missionaries and spread the word about a healthier way of living/eating/being. Don't give up. I would love to hear her update.

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EUNIQ3 2/22/2011 1:22PM

    very inspirational!!! And I know you have made that person's gloomy day sooo bright and sunny!!! emoticon

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SISTAH937 2/22/2011 1:08PM

    Great story!

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AHICKEY1 2/20/2011 9:42PM

  What a great day for you both! Pay it forward - I love sharing the "spark", but I've never done it in Wal-Mart before. emoticon

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CWILCOX007 2/20/2011 12:56PM

    Great story. Thanks for sharing.

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JENNYD97 2/20/2011 12:33AM

    awesome!

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WONDERS06 2/18/2011 3:01PM

    Great Story! This site ROCKS! Thanks for sharing!

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NOLAGEM 2/18/2011 11:43AM

  I actually learned about Sparkpeople from a Walmart cashier while chatting at work one day.I work in the Beauty Shop there and we were taking our break at the same time, I've forgotten how it came up, but I am so glad it did because I love Sparkpeople and pass it forward daily and I feel like I am amongst friends every time I sign on.

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JENNYEVE 2/18/2011 10:13AM

    What an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing!

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CALLAHAN9101 2/18/2011 5:58AM

    that is just wonderful that you would think enough of another person to give them the information on spark. Congrats

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KNOBLE0309 2/17/2011 10:54PM

    awesome story!

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AMETHYST2364 2/17/2011 6:24AM

  Awesome story...brought tears to my eyes! emoticon

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LUBAML 2/16/2011 10:57PM

    Great story! Thanks for sharing! emoticonLuba

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INMYBMI 2/16/2011 10:52PM

    A very warm hearted blog. I've had similiar experiences with strangers (not about Spark People, but meant to be moments) and it reminds me of why we are here on this planet in the first place. Enjoy your Spark Journey. emoticon

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GETTING_TO_GOAL 2/16/2011 2:48PM

    What a wonderful post! God bless you for encouraging her!
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