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Bad Day!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Last night I worked with my fellow sparker and it is fun having that support at work! I have kept my food within my limits and am working on introducing more fruit and vegetables into my diet! My friend, is a vegetarian so it is no problem for her! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Then, I got a message on my phone that my checking account had been overdrawn and that money from my overdraft protection account had been transferred over! WHAT????? I go on to my bank account on line and there are 4 fraudulent transactions!!!!!! I called my bank immediately and they are investigating and they closed my debit card! The thing is I hardly use it! All of the transactions were for flowers online to the tune of $435.82!!!! Hope that someone enjoys their flowers! The bank have been great and they have credited my account for the transaction that has gone through and the other transactions we have to see if they get processed by the flower place so that the bank can follow the trail! Such a bummer! I have to contact anyone that I have an automatic debit with to change my details! It will take 5-7 days to get a new card!
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Christine

  
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REDRUDY5 8/11/2011 8:51AM

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LJCANNON 8/10/2011 8:25PM

    emoticonSo sorry to hear this!! It can be a scary world out there!! I am very glad that the Bank is taking care of it.
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CYNDERROSE 8/10/2011 2:33PM

    Oh that sucks! I hope you get things worked out fast.

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VEDDIE78 8/10/2011 1:22PM

    I know what you are going through. That just happened to me last week. Thankfully I caught it with only a $9 purchase. I'm someone who checks my bank account online every day. They closed my debit card too and I just got my new one in the mail a few days ago with a letter stating that my claim was valid. I also had to make the card number changes with the places that I have it listed with. I hope things work out ok for you with this.

I'm also working on getting more fruits and veggies into my days. I'm not a huge fan of veggies so that one is a little more tough for me.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/10/2011 1:51AM

    Oh that sucks! It has happened to my dad a few times, and I know it takes ages to get everything sorted and changed over

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ABB698 8/9/2011 11:51PM

    Scary! And flowers? Wow, glad the bank is taking care of it. Our friends debit card got jacked from a gas station, you can never be too careful, I really hope they find the culprit!

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KENDRACARROLL 8/9/2011 11:25PM

    That is really scary!
Hope everything will be okay!

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GEMINISUE 8/9/2011 10:52PM

    Do you use your card on the internet, or someplace you don't usually use it? A pizza shop employee, did it to me once, the bank took care of it completely.

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ZZYYGGY 8/9/2011 7:57PM

    Hope everything works out for you.

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Sparking

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I have been listening to my audio copy of the spark......I am going to try 2 sparkstreaks - to have 4-5 servings a day of vegetables/fruit; drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Am enjoying listening to the book as I am driving, is helping me to remain motivated.
Christine
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GEMINISUE 8/8/2011 7:04PM

    That is cool! what a neat idea drive and listen

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REDRUDY5 8/7/2011 1:52PM

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LEXIE63 8/7/2011 7:51AM

    Sounds good to me. :-)
Have fun with it!
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ABB698 8/7/2011 1:48AM

    Love how the audio book has got you so sparked! Good luck with your streaking, 2 very important choices:)

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NELLIEC 8/7/2011 12:50AM

    Your sparkstreaks sound good. I'm glad the audio book is inspiring you!

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Planning

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I amthrilled to report that the scales are going down! And I feel like I am eating so much more!
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Yesterday, driving home, I listened to "The Spark", I recently bought an audio copy emoticon I think that it is good to listen to periodically. I realised that I was thinking as a dieter not a lifestlye changer! So I am now going for the life style changer way of thinking.....today I planned my meals with the SP planner and will see how that goes! I have been out and bought fresh fruit, veges and some flounder too! I am trying to boost my protein and calcium - those are the areas that I am always lacking.
Tonight we are planning on grilling some salmon! emoticon
Also, I am asking prayers for a sweet little friend of mine called Rachel. She is 6 and has been diagnosed with a skin and connective tissue disorder, the meds have not been working and now she is a the hospital getting heavy doses of prednisone IV to try and arrest the problem. SHe is also on a small amount of chemotherapy drug once a week too. Now they are saying that this could affect her eyes and brain! SHe is a very smart girl and she is being so brave. She now has to see an eye specialist, rheumatologist and have a MRI. Please pray for her and her sweet family - God is in control! Her parents are our dear friends and they adopted 3 special needs kids and then got pregnant with Rachel! Her father is also our youth pastor! Please lift them in prayer!
Christine

  
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REDRUDY5 8/5/2011 6:35PM

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SUNNYWBL 8/5/2011 2:20AM

    I will keep her and wonderful family in my prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/4/2011 11:00PM

    I am praying for Rachel and have her on my prayer list to pray for regularly.

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BRILYNN79 8/4/2011 10:02PM

  I will keep Rachel in my prayers, poor thing.

Way to go on the weightloss, planning, and good nutrition!!!

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ANGEL636 8/4/2011 9:29PM

    They are in my prayers. emoticon
Well done to you for listening, planning & shopping smart it is a challenge to fit it all in to our busy schedules.

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ABB698 8/4/2011 9:00PM

    Good job on your food planning and Rachel will be in my prayers! Hugs

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GEMINISUE 8/4/2011 6:55PM

    Heavenly Father, in your mighty grace, I ask you to heal this child Rachel, completely, please give her back to her parents completely well, and free from needs. Let her be pain free, let her eye be healed, Help this precious child Lord, She is one of Yours, Thank You in the Name of Jesus Christ Amen

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Linda

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On my way to Jamestown, VA!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

As mentioned before, I am using the virtual walk across America! http://exercise.lbl.gov - I have just entered all my steps for the week and I am now "1.23 mi to Jamestown, VA"

This is the image of where I am on my walk :)
Christine

  
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REDRUDY5 8/4/2011 1:20PM

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LJCANNON 8/4/2011 7:41AM

    emoticonCongratulations on your Walk!! You are making Progress, Baby!! I love these Virtual Walks and the Pictures that show you what you would be seeing.
emoticonI am doing the Route 66 Walk (the same one as Lexie63?) and as of last night, I am at Glenrio, Texas. I will try the America Walk when I finish Route 66.

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BRILYNN79 8/4/2011 5:32AM

  How fun! I have been walking on the treadmill, maybe I should do that as well. Is it a lot of maintanance? Last thing I need to do is obligate myself to something I don't have the time for!

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ANGEL636 8/4/2011 2:13AM

    emoticon walk on! emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 8/3/2011 4:50PM

    Great job!

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KRITKRIT 8/3/2011 2:30PM

    walk on sister!

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ABB698 8/3/2011 12:52PM

    Walk on girl! That's emoticon

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DANMAR1 8/3/2011 9:39AM

    I have not tried these virtual walks I saw you put your steps in not miles. I just got a pedometer to count my steps in chair walking...can I put number of steps not miles in this?...It sounds like fun. emoticon

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LEXIE63 8/3/2011 6:04AM

    So, does the site give you the pics of where you are, cos I really like that idea. :-) I am currently on the Route 66 virtual walk, but plan to switch to this one when I've finished. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Celebration Weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I am half way through my nightshift now! Looking forward to it ending - we have no patients! There is only so much studying a girl can do! emoticon I am looking forward to driving back to my family when I finish - it is a 2 hour drive!
I have plans for the weekend emoticon. Am looking forward to checking in with my children and hear how their first week back at school went - did I mention that I have the best Mr Mom in the world! He has got them to school, eye appointments, cooking, cleaning and driving them to activities! emoticon
This weekend is my son's 15th birthday and we are planning a BBQ with friends, I have BOCA burgers for me :) We are yet to decide on the birthday cake.....he wanted to wait until I get back home! emoticon I am going to try a sliver of whatever we get!
Also on Saturday, we are having a tea party at Curves!
Sunday we are having lunch with friends, then Sunday night back to work!
Let the weekend begin!
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Christine

  
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SUNNYWBL 7/30/2011 4:34PM

    I would almost be willing to be a mother again, if only I had a great Mr Mom! emoticon emoticon

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ABB698 7/30/2011 2:20AM

    Happy Birthday to your son emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/30/2011 12:55AM

    It is definitely a miracle to have a good Mr. Mom!

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GEMINISUE 7/29/2011 7:34PM

    How exciting is that! I know it will be wonderful! Happy Birthday, to your son!

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Linda

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THINAGIN2 7/29/2011 1:33PM

    You are a lucky person to have such a good Mr. Mom! Your plans for the weekend sound like fun so enjoy every minute of it!

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XRAYLADY65 7/29/2011 8:14AM

    wow school starts early down there.... have fun at the bbq, tea party, and lunch,,, have a great weekend

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