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Back from specialist apointment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Went better than I thought, a nice late 50ish English dr who claims to be the "gentlest dr in all of NS" and if I don't blow my own horn who will he said! LOL okay by me but still not having an epidural! lol
We chatted, discussed my back and how it has done okay with not working etc. got me to move this way that way etc. said good good. did my BP said oh you have a teenagers bp. 116/62 lol my bp rarely fluctuates. So he agreed that at this time my back is not in need of this, he also agreed that I can not work at that job, nor at a sitting job. said only thing could be retail but the floors wouldn't help. He then was going to show me about my back with the skeleton so asked that hubby come in, he said sure sit there I will get him. lol so he explained that and said 2 things that are not good are vacumning, carrying laundry, and dishes. So I said laundry is okay he brings it down, dishes I do a bit at a time, and vacumning he helps or I sweep. so all in all a better visit than I presumed.

Knee is still swollen, stiff and really not liking the stairs, after I get up the first one, I can go up not too bad, but every down is crack, click. arghhhhhhhh one thing that makes me wonder about keeping this house. oh well Dad will not move to the country. remebmer when he said he would and I was amazed.... well not surprised that he changed his mind. and it isn't in our best interest to sell and then buy adn then probablly sell in few years. oh well whatever

I am hungry this eve, had smoothie for breakfast, homemade chicken salad ( with very little mayo) on 2 thin slices of 12 grain bread, then supper meat pie ( xmas type not pot pie) just meat, and crust, and a huge salad.... water and tea during the day. now I want a hot choc. suppose if i put the reg amount of choc and extra water wouldn't be too bad, but still.... guess will make a huge cup of green tea and go watch biggest loser soon.

Hope you all had a great day and my hope is that my knee is good enough to go up and down stairs and do 15 mins of joyinky walk tomorrow.

HUGS all spark bright!!

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TOPAZROSE 1/12/2012 5:59AM

    It's good to have a nice doctor. Hope your knee feels better soon.

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NYKIMMIE 1/11/2012 7:52PM

    I hope you feel better.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 1/11/2012 1:46PM

    So glad it was an encouraging Dr.'s appt for you!!
DH walks backwards each day. It helps strengthen his knees. I don't know why but it does. It doesn't help me or DSs, but it is an inexpensive thing to try. LOL
Hugs and Blessings and may you have contentment and joy in Jesus!! I still am blessed by your night of sleep on Angel's wings, My Friend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 12:51PM

    Most people would love being told not to do laundry, vacuum, or dishes. I know I would. LOL.

It sounds like you will be staying in town which you knew already. You know your dad pretty well. LOL.

I hope that knee lets up soon.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/11/2012 12:23PM

    I find a hot chocolate, 1/2 unsweetenedalmond milk, 1/2 hot water and a little hot chocolate works for me, awesome that the appointment went well

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NEW-CAZ 1/11/2012 3:08AM

    Glad it went well Cinders, hope you have a better day 2moro emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 1/11/2012 1:04AM

    Sounds like a nice doctor. I find a cup of light hot chocolate helps satisfy my sweet cravings.

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JOYINKY 1/10/2012 10:36PM

    Glad things went well at the Dr. Really hope your knee is better soon.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/10/2012 10:17PM

    I hope your knee feels better soon!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/10/2012 9:18PM

    Sounds like my kinda doc. Hope you're feeling better.

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NSMOOMAA 1/10/2012 8:01PM

    Sounds like a great doctor appt. I hope your knee feels better soon. Thank you for being there for me. I think you are such an inspiration!!
Also for hot chocolate what I do sometimes is use Cocoa Powder with Splenda and hot water with a little skim milk. Helps with the craving.

Take care of you and keep up the good work

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Glad I printed out my 2 blogs I was pleased with

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I have made 3 blogs over the years that I felt worthy of copying. I have printed out some of my spark friends blogs that I felt were inspiring and have re read them many times.

Today when I can barely walk, only a week into this new year I am reminded that my goals were not only fitness related, but also to eat well, think mindfully and take care of the whole me. A few weeks ago my knee was super swollen and a sparker said the wt I gained could be cos of my knee being so full of water. Well then, not so sure, but today I have been eating well, no diff. and am up 2 lbs. Not sure still, but does make a bit of sense. My poor knee is so sore, just want to see the knee spec. so he can say nothing really diff. so that getting the brace makes sense. I don't want to have a diff. injury that should be fixed. I did nothing but boy it won't bend past probably 33 degree flexion if that. I do go to the neruologist/anathesiologist this am, and perhaps he will say you better go see he dr. I will say no thanks to his offer if he says cortisone or heaven forbid the epidural that my dr said he will offer. My back thank heavens since I stopped working and am more able to time and modify my movements is doing okay.
So today will be in my suana when done writing this, shower, greenish smoothie, dr apt. hopefully if not too much pain stop at one store in mall, as one of my charms isn't closing tight enough and then home. I don't think anyone wants us today! LOL be a rest and read and perhaps some tidy up. The pain will not get the best of me!! Carbs do not help pain!!!! LOL

I hope you all are doing well, Caz our sun didn't get a chance to peek, replaced with big snow flakes... Deanna hope your settling in well and all my other buddies have a super day!!

I must remember and repeat, this journey is not just made of today, but all my todays summed up, so will make today successful so that the sum is magnificent!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2012 12:23PM

    I hope it isn't arthritis and that you have a speedy recovery.

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TEMPEST272002 1/10/2012 10:09PM

    That poor knee. Sounds so painful. I'm glad you recognize that carbs do NOT help knees feel better! This is one of the realizations I had to make too. I used to eat to feel better - emotionally or physically. Too bad it doesn't actually work! In fact, processed carbs cause more pain in your joints.
Thanks for asking about DeeOhGee. She's due home on Sunday afternoon & I won't be entirely easy until she's with me again. Walking the shelter dogs has helped, but not one of them can hold a candle to DeeOhGee.

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JOYINKY 1/10/2012 6:59PM

    Well Cindy, I didn' t have time to get to my friend feed this morning. I hope your day went well and that your knee is doing better. Rest and read sounds like a good prescription to me. Take care and rest well tonight. Hugs.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/10/2012 5:55PM

    **HUGS** I hope the swelling goes down on the knee and you get to move more soon. I know how hard it is to try to move when a joint doesn't work right. Good luck with your doctor's visits. Hope you feel better soon!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/10/2012 12:49PM

    Hugs Cindy hope the knee feels better soon

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NEW-CAZ 1/10/2012 12:47PM

    sorry you're having a tough time again Cinderelli emoticon

try R.I.C.E!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rest ice compression elevation.

hope you feel better soon emoticon

ps. I NEEEEDDDDD SUN emoticon

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TWEETIEBIRDIE 1/10/2012 9:18AM

    Injuries are a pain! They interrupt our daily routines and fitness. I have a sore back and haven't been able to run for a week...I can relate to your woes. Just rest and recover...time to do quiet things instead. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hope the knee gets better soon. That must be very frustrating. I have decided, that as much as I've been walking it's not going to keep the weight off unless I quit eating so much. I KNEW that my eating was KEY, but I would overeat and then go walk 3 miles, thinking THAT would work it off. NOT SO MUCH, unfortunately. There is no substitute for healthy eating. You knew that, I'm preaching to the choir, but it's a realization I've come to. And this morning, ONCE AGAIN (for probably the 1,000th time) I reminded myself that I AM IN CONTROL of my choices. Nobody Else! Just Me! So it's time to start making BETTER choices RIGHT NOW.
I print out blogs too, I have several of yours. Now I've got to go make today magnificent! GREAT IDEA!

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LESLIESENIOR 1/10/2012 8:58AM

    Great idea to print out blogs. When I do that, it reminds me that the words once came flowing out of ME and I have to walk my own talk.
And, OH DARN, I had hoped that carbs and fat were a sedative. Now you've dash all my dreams. Big LOL.

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Baby Eva gets some attention!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

LOL can certainly tell Eva is the 2nd child, not near as many pics of her for me to share. But ds did get a pic of her dressed up laughing at her mum. She is 2 months and a week and yes they are real smiles and laughs. She is a happy baby when happy, but when wet lets you know! and why not! LOL

but of course did find one of Thomas with his first hair cut, his big boy hair cut! LOL

he was busy watching something or thinking about something otherwise he wouldn't be still. lol He did talk yesterday... asked his mum what is it... she was shocked and said its a glow stick... ohhhhhhhhh a glow stick, then waved it around said glow stick again. When she tried to get him to talk he just jabbered. he can say baby clear when he wants to. So he can talk, still behind but at least we know he can talk....

Had a greenish smoothie for breakfast and a huge salad for lunch with a grilled chicken burger from home. We took the dog for a half hr walk on the beach which is very unusual for Jan here, - usually too much snow to even go down that road.

Sunny, cold but a good day. gotta scoot!! cya

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/9/2012 12:38PM

    Cute kids! Sounds like a great day to me.

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 1/9/2012 8:25AM

    such cutie kiddos-lucky lady:)

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WALKINGGIRL6 1/9/2012 5:28AM

    Your grandchildren are so cute. You are off to a great start to the year.

I was reading some of your blogs. I really don't like veggies so I would like to know what you put in your smothies when you first started. I don't have a clue how to make a smoothie. Don't veggie smoothies taste bitter. What ingredients do you use and about how much? Do you add water or some kind of liquid? See I really don't have a clue lol.

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    Your grand babies are beautiful. You are blessed!!

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AMBER281 1/8/2012 6:39PM

    So cute!

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TEMPEST272002 1/8/2012 4:19PM

    Such sweet grandbabies! Excellent choices with the food & exercise.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2012 3:43PM

    What a pair of cuties! Congrats, Grandma! I recognize that "thoughtful" look!

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JOYINKY 1/8/2012 3:23PM

    It's all good! Love the pictures!

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:04PM

    Lovely pics Cinders they're both growing so fast!
WTG with the smoothies and salad!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/8/2012 1:34PM

    Wow what beautiful grandkiddies, Janos` was behind in speech he was 4 nearly 5 before we could really understand him. He said only the middle of words no beggining or ending sounds. Very difficult, so would not worry about Thomas, have a great day.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/8/2012 12:20PM

    Wow - look at you smoothie/salad girl! (beautiful grandma to beautiful babies).

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Believe you can and you will!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Imagine me writing that!! I know for sure last year I wouldn't have thought it let alone believed it.
Now today I do believe it and I know I will. I will do more than just lose wt, and get healthy. I will do more of the things I think and wonder about. I will make a longer list and do these things. I can only imagine what all I can accomplish!!

WOW what has to me!!! am I finally learning and really taking things in that I have read, and have been told for years. Maybe at 55 my time has come to actually BELIEVE in me, - maybe that is why for the past 5-8 years when I wanted a bracelet with believe I never bought myself one!! I am so happy and pleased with myself.

I have done well since Jan 1. Yes it is only a week but I have done a lot. A huge lot for a chicken like myself. I don't even feel chicken anymore. Sure there are lots of doubts, and worries about my knees and back but hey am checking things out and going for some.

I have started drinking/eating green smoothies, sure they aren't all "green" yet but for me to add veggies other than spinach ( which you don't taste and I was told that forever before I tried it and hey you don't!)to a fruit smoothie is wow. I now can say I am adding fruit to my veggie smoothie. At least once a day I have one either for breakfast, or lunch. For supper I made a stew just beef but I added sweet potato!!! lol, parsnips ( first time ever tried that!!) and turnip ( which I thought I didn't like!) and cabbage, carrots and only 3 med potatoes. I said supper is ready. and hubby says whats in it.... told him and he said hope I like it, I said why wouldn't you he said sweet potatoes in stew parsnips you didnt use those before ( used to throw them out of the stew pack). and we both liked it. I actually really enjoyed it.
I also made apple crisp for dessert cos it is just a dessert day, but am taking a large portion to dd cos it is her hubbys very fav. so not bad for a total non diff. veggie eater.

Also, my yoga studio is going to start a hoola hoop class with yoga incoporated in it. I am not sure if I can do it cos of my back and knees, so before buying a hoop, I will ask the back care yoga teacher what she thinks and if she thinks yes then I will get a hoop and see what that is like.

Even a few months ago, I would have said well I can't do that, or I don't like that without really questioning my old beliefs. Now I am learning to ask myself questions. One of the major one is from my spark friend BEMORESTUBBORN
"What can I do today, to make my tomorrow better?" I will think that often during the day when I am at a decision that has a good and not so good choice.

I do know that a few discrepencies are okay ( ie the one pop and cheesecake) but I also know that it is okay not to drink the pop as I am the designated drivers when I take dad and hubby to the legion. I am fine with that, before I would have said well there is nothing to drink... water girl water!!!

So this year I plan to learn enough about myself and how to help myself to reach goals, aspirations and break barriers that I have set up in front of me. I am not sure where this will lead if anywhere particular other than learning to love myself more. And hey that is a pretty important aspiration in my books, one that so many of us don't learn early enough in life.

And if along the way my hubby and dd, learn to love themselves more too hey huge bonus,( my son too but he doesn't seem to have as many "issues" as dd and hubby).

My hope for you my spark friends is that you learn to love yourself enough this year, to attempt new and different things and reach some of your goals that you have set for yourself.

HUGS to each and every one of you.

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MOTIVEDME 1/9/2012 7:11PM

    Way To Go Ad Star A NEW yEAR!

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MZZCHIEF 1/9/2012 1:04PM

    Looks like a clean breeze has blown out all the cobwebs allowing you to see your true self.
Great start to the new year and the rest of your long life...

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CHATTIEGIRL 1/9/2012 1:03AM


You have a great plan and you can do it. Follow through every day and you will reach you goals. It is an adventure with all we learn and how we change our eating and lives. It is all for better and having a much healthier life in our later years. Have fun along the way because it can be laughing at ourselves as we try to do exercises or try new food. Love life and enjoy your journey. Try something new every day. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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    Sounds like you are doing great!!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/8/2012 6:29PM

  Attitude is everything and you have a great one. emoticon

emoticon for the wonderful blog.

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 1/8/2012 5:19PM

    Wow, you have shifted and the doors are wide open for you! Wonderful This is going to be a very special year for you. Enjoy every moment!

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DEE107 1/8/2012 1:03PM

    Way to go and baby steps is the best way

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GERIKRAGH 1/8/2012 11:29AM

    I spent the last two years learning to eat properly and this year I'm ready to exercise better. I detest exercise and it's the one think I givre up without any excuse whatsoever. I'm trying to push my limit without pushing too far.

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MNNICE 1/8/2012 11:20AM

    I've really enjoyed experimenting with new foods and flavors since joining SP. Reminds me of that old commercial "Hey, Mikey! He LIKES it!!"

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TRAVELNISTA 1/8/2012 11:06AM

    It is all a matter of baby steps. You are on your way! emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 1/8/2012 11:00AM

    Sounds like this is your year!! emoticon Keep up the great work!!

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MAIDAMONTREAL 1/8/2012 10:54AM

    Congratulations! You are starting off on the right track! Hope this will be the year for you and also for your husband and kids.

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/8/2012 9:41AM

  I believe that you can do everything you set your sights on! emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 1/8/2012 7:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Looks like 2012 will be your year!!

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DEBBIEDAY 1/8/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon AWESOME...yes, you CAN...ENJOY the discoveries!

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    Well done you +Mark

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FIT2BETHIN 1/8/2012 6:31AM

    Very inspiring! Makes me think about my can or can not Do's!

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IDLETYME 1/8/2012 5:28AM

    Wonderful blog. You are certainly on the right direction for a healthier happier Cindy!
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JENNYBAKER247 1/8/2012 4:55AM

    Fantastic blog! LUV it!!! Way to go. Keep up the good work. WooHoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 1/8/2012 3:50AM

    famtastoc ...never let go of that feeling emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon blog Cinders what a great start to the year, so positive emoticon

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HAPPYWALKER 1/7/2012 7:23PM

    What a delightful, positive blog! I'm glad you are enjoying those green smoothies. They are SO good for you, like a shot of instant energy. The yoga with the hoop sounds interesting; I hope it turns out you can do it.

The catchphrase for Weight Watchers this year is BELIEVE. If you believe you can do something, you will do it.


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JOYINKY 1/7/2012 7:22PM

    Great blog Cindy! What a change you've made this year and what a great way to be starting a new one! WTG!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/7/2012 7:11PM

    Very well written Cindy, so very impressed, you are so on the right track!!

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Friday eve jan 6

Friday, January 06, 2012

First fall off the wagon and got right back on. Had a coke at the legion while they drank and then a half slice of a very small slice of cheesecake. But thats okay now it is gone - came with the meal for this friday eve at legion. DD was able to come with us, and one of her friends that really likes dad and dad likes her was able to come so was sort of fun. I brought my charm bracelet book and we were wishing which ones we want lol
So I got the bracelet, the butterfly, turtle and dd bought half of a heart engraved lock. they just click so the others dont slide as much. I ordered the believe as it was special order and hubby said he would get it for me for valentine and it will come around then.
Not a lot more, hubby stayed home as he isn't feeling well, and dd and I went to mall, dropped her off home, and then was home for bit then picked dad, and dd went to legion and now home again.
going to go sort some stuff out in spare room again. Oh going to go joyinky walk first. lol
HUGS all

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/7/2012 5:56PM

    Feeling the up energy from here. Made a agreat yellow split pea, cabbage and other veg soup. Roating eggplants, onions mushrooms and peppers tonight.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/7/2012 12:57PM

    The bracelets sound wonderful. I love the idea of a charm bracelet for memories/rewards.
It also sounds like you are keeping your goals in mind but still able to enjoy the sweeter side of life. Hope hubby feels better.

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NEW-CAZ 1/7/2012 3:55AM

    Your braclet sounds delightful Cinders, glad you had a good day emoticon

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/7/2012 1:16AM

    The bracelet sounds wonderful, and I agree with Deanna - one piece is OK, but in moderation. Love ya!

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STARFIRE125 1/7/2012 12:20AM

    Your bracelet sounds pretty! A small piece is much better than a large! You can do it!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/6/2012 9:34PM

    The bracelet sounds beautiful, glad you had a great day

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    The bracelet sounds so cool! I would love looking through the wish book too. I hope your hubby feels better soon.

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JOYINKY 1/6/2012 7:50PM

    Sounds like a great day Cindy! I agree, an occasional treat when you are out is not "falling off the wagon". You are doing great! Hugs.

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TEMPEST272002 1/6/2012 7:42PM

    Hope you had fun on your walk. Don't sweat the cheesecake. A small slice is ok... just not every day. emoticon

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