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Protein Powder

Friday, January 03, 2014

Can you recommend a protein powder? There are so many of them! And any creative ways to use them besides in smoothies and oatmeal. I simply do not get enough protein! Thanks for any help!

  
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THINANDFITEMILY 6/3/2014 9:25PM

    I have used Jay Robb whey and also Vega and many others and then recently I just started adding white beans- about 1/4 cup and sometimes quinoa. It actually tastes better than some of the powders. Jay Robb tastes good but it has stevia and that is ok with me when I know how much but I don't think it is a good idea to use too much of that. Anyway with the beans and home made nut milk and quinoa I am getting a good amount of protein as well as fiber. Plus I add greens and some fruit- just enough fruit to sweeten. Also bean and quinoa that I cook are much cheaper. maybe some day I may do some sort of sprouting thingy....

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AMARILYNH 2/5/2014 7:07AM

    I seem to go through phases when I get plenty of protein in my diet (so don't need my shakes) or times (like now) when I don't so NEED the shakes. I already commented that I use Muscle Milk protein powder, but what I forgot to add is that I add 2 tablespoons of PB2 powder to my shakes. If you aren't familiar with it, it is peanut butter that has had almost all of the oil removed so the 2 tb. only adds 45 calories while giving me 5 more grams of protein and a great flavor.

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1BEACHWALKER 2/3/2014 12:14AM

    We used to used Shaklee Protein Powder and just mix it with water in a glass. Been awhile though. It was good! Shaklee products are very good, but on the expensive side. Protein bars are a good option too, if you can find them without a lot of sugar. Hope you find some answers.

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FANGFACEKITTY 2/2/2014 11:18AM

    You can use it in baking; mixed with yogurt; added to coffee. I would add it to pancakes for the kids, and also into the muffins I would make & freeze for myself.

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SEATTLE58 1/11/2014 9:02AM

    I picked up a protein powder called Body Fortress with Whey at WalMart some time ago in strawberry and haven't used it yet. So I need more ideas too. I think that there's an article here on SP that gives ideas and recipes. I just need to get more guts to try the powder. I bought it with good intentions and in the meantime I knew that I'm skittish with protein powder with getting so burned out with drinking it with Herbalife so long ago, but I keep thinking too that I need more protein, so..............Maybe with your help I can really get going with it!!

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REMEMBER2BME 1/11/2014 7:46AM

    I have a Whey Protein powder from Wal-Mart, lasts forever. I have chocolate and vanilla. If you drink coffee, you can even put in just a bit as a creamer. I don;t use creamer but the vanilla protein powder tastes great mixed in. Every little bit counts. HUGS!

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/11/2014 3:22AM

    We buy Body Fortress Super Advanced Chocolate Whey Protein Powder. We buy it at Walmart. Oh, my Hubby just bought a new container, and he grabbed Chocolate Peanut Butter. He didn't even know he grabbed that flavor lol. Going to sample some now!

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TOKIEMOON 1/4/2014 8:22PM

    I really like 'Whey Factors'. It's non-denatured, and has no growth hormones. It comes in 3 flavors (vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry). I buy it at Vitacost in the 2 lb. size (better price than the smaller, 1 lb.) Alas, I only use it in my morning smoothies or in my cereal milk. Sorry I can't offer more ideas. I too, don't get enough protein unless I eat chicken or fish.

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KAYOTIC 1/4/2014 5:05PM

    I like to mix it with plain yogurt and add some berries, really tasty snack. You can mix with pudding too, I've never tried that though. Sometimes I might add some toasted nuts for a little crunch too.

I've been using Designer Whey, I have vanilla and chocolate.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/4/2014 4:44PM

    I used 3different ones. Optimum nutrition, Muscle Milk are both at costco. Otherwise Aria is at trader Joes. Aria is low calorie &. A good start price at 9.99.- it was my first protein powder ever. Good luck

Dr. Oz did an episode on this by the way, he has a whole different point of view. I went to check out some of his ideas ( pea powder was one ) and they were too pricey for my budget.
Happy New Year
Victoria
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team Leader

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PATRICIAAK 1/3/2014 8:38PM

    sorry, I use protein bars.

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AMARILYNH 1/3/2014 6:35PM

    I use Muscle Milk protein powder from Wal-Mart or Costco.

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SCOOTER4263 1/3/2014 5:47PM

    This is a SP recipe for peanut butter fudge protein bars.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.
com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=66
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They're pretty darned good - I make them with almond butter instead of the PB and have also used vanilla protein powder instead of the chocolate. I like to add cacao nibs:

http://www.amazon.com/
Navitas-Naturals-Organic-Cacao-
granules/dp/B0052WH19O/ref=sr_1
_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1388789112
&sr=1-2&keywords=cacao+nibs

from Navitas Naturals to them, and occasionally some raw chopped almonds sprinkled on top. It's a basic recipe that you can really play around with a lot.

I like the Pure Protein powder:

http://www.amazon.co
m/gp/product/B002XULC5W/ref=wms
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which also comes in various other flavors and formulations. And I like Amazon because they bring the stuff to my door so I don't have to go out and hunt for it.

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CHICKPEA23 1/3/2014 5:36PM

    I like the Trader Joe's whey chocolate protein powder. It is better (in my humble opinion) than Designer Whey and Aria. I only use it in smoothies, but I hope you find some good recipes :)

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AALLEY2 1/3/2014 5:34PM

    This one is great for many reasons. You can read about it here.
http://www.vitacost.com/nutiva-
organic-hemp-protein-15-g-16-oz


I like this one because it is organic, low in sugar, fat, and calories. The price is about $8 higher at my local health food store.

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/3/2014 5:32PM

    Spark People has some great articles .... 15 New Ways to Use Protein Powder is a good one to view .... we use the protein powder from Walmart ... hubs loves chocolate and I like vanilla .... it is about 16 dollars. Read up on the good and bad about using protein powders .... just google protein powder information .... Rocie
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December 31st 2010

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I had to search my sent mailbox but I found the email that I sent to my childhood friend, the one who has known my weight struggles and has endured her own....I ranted about how there were 14 pair of pants/jeans on the bottom of my closet that I could not fit into. 14 was the number of pounds I was going to loose...I went down 10 pounds, up 5 or more pounds and now down again...20 since that day in time...maybe 21... emoticon while its a good feeling and I still have a few more to go, i have to understand maintenance! I have to weigh myself frequently and track it. I have to do the weights. It will be with me constantly or those 14 pair of pants and jeans will be on the closet floor again! I am enjoying putting them on now...some of them are even baggy! Don't let me forget this moment. And I want to thank my Sparkfriends for all your support over the years! You motivate me to log on here which then makes me log my fitness and food! I have to go workout now...despite enjoying the my cozy bed and listening to the rain come down! Thanks for reading.

  
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DSJB9999 12/31/2013 12:43PM

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You should be very proud, remember this moment,
continue working towards those 'achievable' plans!

I'll be happy to be walking alongside you on our healthy
slimming world pathway.

love and best wishes
Donna xxxx
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RABBITART 12/12/2013 3:20PM

    Keep up the good work!


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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 12/11/2013 11:15AM

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/29/2013 12:23AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 10/21/2013 8:58AM

    Congratulations on your success!! Keep up the awesome work. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 10/21/2013 12:55AM

    emoticon so you can stay in those pants

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2013 5:46PM

    What a great feeling, eh! Good job. Hugs and smiles.

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DYNAMICDEB53 10/20/2013 2:40PM

    Great job! Maintenance is something to really learn. I am not close to that but I know just losing at a steady rate is teaching me so much. Glad you are getting to enjoy those jeans. Nice to review that email as a reminder and motivation to keep going.

WTG
Smiles
Deb

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TEACHFIRST268 10/19/2013 8:27PM

    A W E S O M E!!!!

Enjoy those jeans!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/19/2013 4:24PM

    emoticon woot woot!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/19/2013 2:58PM

    how great .... Roc
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THIN133 10/19/2013 12:44PM

    Well done !!! Keep up the dedication ! You can do it !

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TOKIEMOON 10/19/2013 10:53AM

    I applaud you for your vigilance, and appreciate your blogs! emoticon

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CDCSMITH2013 10/19/2013 10:50AM

    Great job!


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HAPPYSOUL91 10/19/2013 10:17AM

    emoticon you are really taking care of your health

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JACKIE542 10/19/2013 9:09AM

    Keep up the good work, you can do this!! emoticon

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NUTRON3 10/19/2013 8:58AM

    Have an awesome day

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PATSYB7 10/19/2013 8:47AM

    Thanks for sharing! Keep up the good work!
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TERI-RIFIC 10/19/2013 8:43AM

    Great attitude. Keep it up. emoticon

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Spark Teams

Thursday, August 08, 2013

It cracks me up when I see all the different Spark Teams.
Love a certain type of dog? There's a spark team for that.
Jane Austen. There's a spark team for that.
Book Club Member?
Dr. Oz follower?
Are you sarcastic? Join that spark team!
Walk? Run? Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Got it!
Whats your profession? Theres a team for you!

I love it!
Tell me some other spark teams! Besides Steeler Nation, of course!

  
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1BEACHWALKER 9/11/2013 7:08PM

    There are some for lots of TV shows, movie stars, singing stars, soap operas! But, I have joined and left and joined and left so many. Now I just choose to not be on any, too time consuming and just want to focus on renewing my journey and to help my sparkfriends more.
Thanks for stopping by my 3 year at SP blog!
Keep sparking and moving right along!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDANCES 9/6/2013 8:43AM

    Is there a Sparkteam for loners? Lol.

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/16/2013 8:50AM

    Team Zombie! To prepare and get in shape to outrun the zombies when the apocalypse hits. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/10/2013 3:01AM

    So glad there is something for everyone. Just shows how different we all are but can still come together for a common cause!!! PTL!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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PATRICIAAK 8/9/2013 1:58AM

    Allows for our uniqueness

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/8/2013 10:43PM

    to each his own .... isn't it great? I visit my teams daily .... makes life grand !! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/8/2013 10:15PM

    I've tried to be careful not to join more than I can keep up with. There certainly should be a team for anyone's interest!!!!!

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COMPUCATHY 8/8/2013 9:53PM

    Isn't it great! Hope your day was a good one! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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PEAWINKLE 8/8/2013 9:32PM

    LOL - if there is a Mr. Darcy (Jane Austen) Spark group I'm joining it !!!!

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THIN133 8/8/2013 7:32PM

    Different strokes for different folks emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 8/8/2013 7:17PM

    Nice that we have the variety something for everyone and then some. :D

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FELINEBETTER 8/8/2013 7:08PM

    I didn't see you mention our wonderful group!

Let me invite you to visit us at the Woohoo Jar Lounge!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark
/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=
59086

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P.S. Thanks for the add! I'm honored!

Comment edited on: 8/8/2013 7:09:02 PM

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FOREVER27 8/8/2013 6:53PM

    Wheres the chris powell team?

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JACKIE542 8/8/2013 6:09PM

    There does seem to be one for everything. or more than one! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 8/8/2013 6:01PM

    I also joined too many when I first started with Spark; it didn't take me long to realize I couldn't keep up with them all. I ended up leaving a lot of them and just kept the ones that I really wanted to participate in. I've also left some because they became inactive. Sometimes, it just takes a while to figure out which teams are a "good fit."

I saw one once that was called "Reading to Lose Weight"; I wish I could lose weight that way; that would be so easy since I love to read, LOL. Too bad reading doesn't burn calories!

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GARDENQE2 8/8/2013 5:19PM

    TEE! HEE! Anything you want...you got it!

There are a hundred Christian Teams!

One I joined just because I loved their logo...The Liberal Athiest Hippies!
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AWESOMECHELZ 8/8/2013 5:16PM

    My problem has been joining too many!! I join, "dejoin", rejoin, etc., etc. emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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Blackberry Heaven

Wednesday, July 10, 2013



The blackberries are starting to ripen. I am out there everyday picking a bowlful! I think I will make blackberries muffins! And I won't offer any to John Stamos if he happens to finally show up!

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 8/3/2013 2:42AM

    Ooh, I am so jealous! I have raspberry bushes back home in Michigan but my renter gets to have them all while I am away.

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FISHINGLADY66 8/1/2013 10:14AM

    I love Blackberries. emoticon

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LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1 7/19/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon Yummy !!.. You are so blessed...enjoy !!!Have a great day as well ! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 7/17/2013 12:16PM

    I have two vines and they stopped production a month ago in my hot dry locale, but I love them when they do produce those juicy berries

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1BEACHWALKER 7/15/2013 4:19PM

    emoticon Too funny what you said about John Stamos in this and your last blog!! Those commercials are so cute!!
It is so nice that you can just go out and pick some fresh ones! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/11/2013 10:10PM

    just beautiful .... our blueberries are ready to pick .... this reminded me to get outside and do that in the morning .... Roc


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SLJWATTS 7/11/2013 5:51PM

    ahhhh that looks like summer to me... enjoy

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/11/2013 9:53AM

    And they are SO healthy for you too! Enjoy. emoticon (well, they are purple). emoticon
Love, Chelsea

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ROSEWCI 7/11/2013 6:11AM

    Yum! Lovin' the berries! emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/11/2013 12:07AM

    those look so good but if John Stamos shows up sent him this way.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/10/2013 11:58PM

    Those blackberries look absolutely delicious!!! Enjoy your blackberry muffins!!! Ken picked raspberries yesterday and today and made a fresh raspberry pie today. I did eat a very small bite of it. YUMMY!!!
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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ILOVEMALI 7/10/2013 11:11PM

    Lucky you! We have a volunteer bush, and my husband cut part of it back -- the part with the fruit!' thanks for adding me as a friend-- I added you, too. Your kitty looks like my old pal, Bennie!

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MJ7DM33 7/10/2013 9:53PM

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/10/2013 8:33PM

    Lovely picture of your blackberries!!!! Enjoy!!

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THIN133 7/10/2013 8:16PM

    MMMMMMM... blackberries ! They are so good for you ! Enjoy !

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DARKCHILD 7/10/2013 8:03PM

    emoticon at myself! I thought you were talking about the new Blackberry phone. Ha! Perfect example of how the meaning of words all depend on the perspective of the person reading the words. I have really been thinking about buying the new blackberry phone and have really been reading up on it. With that being said, those blackberries look delicious! emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 7/10/2013 6:36PM

    These would be good with your oikos!

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 7/10/2013 6:26PM

    Looks yummy! Enjoy!

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oikos

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I ate Oikos Greek Yogurt. John Stamos did not appear. So disappointed! emoticon

  
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LJCANNON 8/3/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon I just bought a weeks worth of Oikos!! You mean I get No John Stamos!? Then what is the Point?!?!

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FISHINGLADY66 8/1/2013 10:13AM

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BLKLILY 7/12/2013 8:20PM

    Ha emoticon

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ROSEWCI 7/11/2013 6:13AM

    emoticon nice thought tho...

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/11/2013 12:08AM

    Maybe he couldn't find the way to your house LOL. I wish he would find mine.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/10/2013 1:28AM

    John Stamos must have been busy elsewhere. He didn't show up at my house for breakfast either. Drats!!! I still enjoyed my yogurt thought!
Have a Terrific Tuesday and a wonderful week!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MJ7DM33 7/9/2013 10:12PM

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SUECHRIS50 7/9/2013 1:55PM

    aw too bad but very funny!!

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KELLIE453 7/9/2013 10:34AM

    Lucky for you he didn't appear....you would have dropped your Oikos!!! LOL

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JUNA89 7/9/2013 9:34AM

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/9/2013 9:19AM

    I know the feeling, I was sure he would!!!!!! emoticon

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AMANDANCES 7/9/2013 9:18AM

    HAHAHA!! I sort of felt the same way ....
LOL!

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