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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The regularly scheduled broadcast will not be viewed in your area today as planned. This is due to a hiatus of approximatly 3 days while the host is hosting elsewhere. Please remain calm and do not remain in your seats! There are healthy snack alternatives in the lobby, and music for your excercising pleasure will be supplied.

Please, again, remain calm, eat well, get your excercise and your much beloved host will return on Sunday afternoon to once again, brighten your life and enhance your viewing pleasure.

Please wish her well as she embarks on 3 days of cooking for 300 racers, wives and yes, children. In the dirt. In a tent. With only a BBQ, 2 electic roaster and her assistant (and sister), TEXWIFE by her side.

While she is anticipating this to be a challenge, when asked how she could possibly accomplish her goals, she replied in typical MAMADWARF fashion, "I am a Proffessional. This is my 15th year at this event and while there may be obstacles, I have recently realized that there is nothing I cannot do", She then smiled muttering something that sounded like spark-power under her breathe and continued. " I am up for the challenge, physically, emotionally and mentally and I appreciate everyones care and support. I will be returning in a few days when I will share my experiences with my viewing audience!"

So, folks, let's be positive, be good to ourselves, throw up a prayer for our girl, Jan, and be back here on sunday, ready for a new work week ahead.
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KIMMYCRIS 10/2/2010 7:13PM

    It's gonna be fine, it's gonna be fun and you're gonna do great!!

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MAIA2011 10/1/2010 9:06PM

    Will await blog with bated breath. Over and out.

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BTINTERNET 9/30/2010 2:48PM

    Have fun! Don't poison anyone! :-)

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BBGYRL4 9/30/2010 12:12PM

    I hope you have a great time!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

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BIGMAMAT 9/30/2010 11:43AM

    Wooohooo!Cook up a storm honey! cook it up like only a mama can do! emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/30/2010 11:28AM

    You are such a rrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooo
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I have faith that you will pass this event - uneventful. You have practiced and survived more gruling chores and remained calm and in control. You will again conquer this. Do enjoy yourself, I know you will!

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BRIAEL 9/30/2010 10:45AM

    You go, Jan! Have a fabulous time with the crowd and just enjoy it. :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/30/2010 10:33AM

    LOL!!! You ROCK Jan! Have a great time!

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/30/2010 8:05AM

    Have a fantastic time!!! :)

- Michelle

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GRAMLORI 9/30/2010 8:05AM

    I loved that!! Very creative and fun....and your 3 day cooking fest sounds like it could be fun, too! I look forward to reading all about it!
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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/30/2010 8:04AM

    Have fun! I wish I lived nearby or I would come help you cook. Sounds like fun. Be safe!

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Bitterness

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yesterday, we went to the movies to see "You again!" (Cleva, you gotta go see! It deals with high school nemesis!!).

Anyway, there is a glass door you use to go into the lobby of the theater and we were all walking and talking, went through the doors and up to go buy our tickets.

A large woman being pushed in a wheelchair was behind me sister and neice in line to get the tickets, (who were behind me) and Neice hears the woman start talking a bunch of crap about her. About how rude she is and she closed the door on her and that "she hoped our family would have to have someone in a wheelchair and that would happen to them" . She tells my sister whats going on and moves over to stand by us. She is really upset because she didnt see the woman behind her or of course, she would have held the door for her. Certainly not intentional! I mean, who would DO that??

Sister turns to the woman and says " I am so sorry, she didnt see you." and this woman starts arguing with her and tells her "yes, she did, she knew I was there, blah blah blah!"
My sister told her that neice was upset and certainly would never do that intentionally and the bitter B**** kept on and so sister says " well, Im sorry you feel that way" and then we all went into the theater. (which of course, they were in the same movie cause that is how these things always work).

What I wanted to say and didnt (because what would have been the point) is that I have been in a wheelchair (herniated discs in back and knee replacement) and unfortunatly so has my youngest daughter due to crohns disease. To wish someone has to suffer enough to be in a wheelchair? What kind of person are you? How awful to look at life through such a bitter, ugly filter that you would A. believe someone was intentionally so rude to you, and B. not accept a sincere apology about it.

We also had a couple of ladies move from sitting in front of us because my sister got really excited when she saw the surprise cameo appearance of her onscreen crush.

I dont know but maybe like one of my friends said one time, "Hey, maybe WE are the A$$holes?"
LOL, I dont think so but I guess anything is possible. Im not gonna be all bitter about it..

  
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BIGMAMAT 9/30/2010 11:42AM

    speachless on this one.... sounds like that woman needed an attitude adjustment. I am proud of your sister for not saying more. You mess with my kid, I'm gonna mess with you! grrrrrr.

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TEXWIFE 9/29/2010 7:37PM

    Jan that is exactly how it happened. I was so upset that someone would be so mean that even when confronted with their hatred wasnt moved. As for my onscreen crush...Who wouldn't scream!!Can you smell what "THE ROCK" is cooking!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/29/2010 2:49PM

    Miserable people are just angry at the world and it doesn't matter what you do they will viciously lash out at anyone within striking distance. It is a choice to be miserable.

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CLASSACT911 9/29/2010 1:27PM

    I work in customer service and deal with this multiple times on a given day. Sometimes it inevitably gets to me. I do however, try to maintain a positive atmosphere at all times. My words to this situation are, "it takes all kinds to make the world go round."

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WATCHMEGO2 9/29/2010 1:18PM

    some people are just negative, they complain, they gripe and they try to project their negativity onto other people. I hope your neice didn't take it personally and I am really proud of you for letting it go. Trying to explain anything to people like that is just adding fuel to the fire.

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PLSOCK 9/29/2010 12:33PM

    Whenever I encounter someone of this nature, I try to smile sweetly and bite the end of my tongue off. It's not you, your niece, or sister- it's her. She's mad at the world and looking to take it out on someone. Hence the sweet smile...it's really irritating to someone bitter and mean :)

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MAIA2011 9/29/2010 12:14PM

    In wheelchairs or not I hope that nobody in your family ends up so ugly and unhappy.

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JESSICAW09 9/29/2010 12:10PM

    That is horrible! I am sorry that your family had to run into such a nasty woman at the movies. Hopefully though, the movie was good.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/29/2010 11:50AM

    I'm sorry for your neice, who I'm sure was upset about the whole thing. The woman in the chair has issues. Like you said, who in their right mind would wish that on anyone? Evil, cranky, bitter woman!

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Today. was. good (pictures)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SO had a good day today. Went to the movies and saw "You again" which was pretty adorable.Went with my daughters, sister and neice. Then my youngest daughters boyfriend met us and brought me flowers and a barnes and noble gift card.. great kid!

Then came home and did some work before heading out to dinner. Kady and Artie had to go to work but brother in law and Kelly's Art (yeah both girls have boyfriends named Art!) came to dinner at Chevy's. Big Art gave me a hilarious card and a victoria's secret card cause he knows I want a new bra... lol. Everyone was hella awkward about it but I thought it was hilarious!
My hubby was so sweet, he gave me some lottery scratch off tix (49'er football ones but what was so sweet was he gave me a raider one for my mom. She was a huge raider fan and I just thought it was so sweet of him to do that. She would have loved it).

Thanks all my sparkies... you made my day! It was a great birthday, I feel very loved and appreciated so how much more can someone ask? Here are some pix some SP is not wanting to load my pix...

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ROBINSNEWNEST 10/5/2010 1:29PM

    glad you had a great birthday! I'd pay to go with you to Victoria's Secret. That place may never be the same!! Enjoy!

love you!
Robin

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BIGMAMAT 9/30/2010 11:38AM

    Jan! I am so glad it was a wonderful day! Loved the pictures! A new bra! Woohoo! Gotta take care of the girls! bahaha. Loved the pictures. Now lets talk about that hat....lol. hugs. Tricia emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/29/2010 6:55PM

    Sounds like a great birthday and you must have gotten the picture thing to work because I noticed the new self image immediately. You look so happy, glad you had a great day (ignore the rude woman in wheelchair).

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CLASSACT911 9/29/2010 1:25PM

    Wow Jan wow. Look at you rocking that dress and jean skirt. Your girls look so much like you. you have a beautiful family. Are they ecstatic with you about your weight loss? Have they decided to follow in your footsteps?

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JESSICAW09 9/29/2010 12:12PM

    Mama, I am so sorry I missed your birthday. Happy late birthday!!!! I am glad you had an awesome day.

Hugs!!!

Jessica

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/29/2010 7:37AM

    Chevys = YUM!!!

Pictures = Adorable! Yay!

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Birthday Blog

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today is my birthday and I am pretty happy about it. Yes, I am 49 today and closing the gap on 50 and I dont think I can remember a time when I have felt so good, so healthy and yes, even happy.

Losing weight and getting healthy has changed the way I think about things, made me more positive and energetic, less cranky and more confidant in my abilities. That is my gift this year.

Plans today include a movie with my girls, sister, and neice then dinner later.

I really wanted todays blog to be annoucing that I had lost 50 lbs but alas, I am a pound away so perhaps on Thursday which is my official weigh in day (sunday is my team weigh in day). I plan on staying on track today because I really, really want to hit that big number. It has been looming on the horizon since the start. That is my biggest mini goal and when I started, it was so far down the road, I couldnt even imagine it. Now? It is only a few meals away and I am thrilled with the progress I have made.

I thank you all for your support, your well wishes, your friendship and sharing the journey with me. Life is good and I am grateful.

Shoutout to Graceisenuf7 as we share the same birthday today! Libra's rullllllleeeee! lol.

  
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DIVASPARK 9/29/2010 6:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a great birthday, sorry its late!

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KIMMYCRIS 9/28/2010 10:16PM

    Happy, happy birthday Jan! What a wonderful gift to give yourself this year! Getting fit and eating healthy....awesome!! I hope this year continues to be filled with blessings to you!


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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/28/2010 7:15PM

    Happy Happy Birthday To YOU!!!!!!!!

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BIGMAMAT 9/28/2010 7:01PM

    Hey woman, cancers rock! lol. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and I can't wait to celebrate your big 50 pounds lost.

Keep the date... 7/7 is MY birthday and I want to be in new york city with you showing Al and Matt our sexy new bods! lol. GRIN.

Love you!!!! Tricia emoticon emoticon

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BTINTERNET 9/28/2010 4:23PM

    Happy birthday dear!! emoticon

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MAIA2011 9/28/2010 3:40PM

    No, scorpios rule!

Have a very happy birthday today. You have accomplished a lot and you deserve an awesome day!

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TIKITAMI 9/28/2010 3:31PM

   

Happy birthday!

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GRACEISENUF 9/28/2010 3:23PM

    Hope this birthday is the bestest ever! My son passed his driving test and lunch with him was just more than any Mom could ask for on her birthday.....little sweet charmer that he is, lol!

CONGRATS on all your accomplishments, YOU ROCK as a spark friend!
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MINIDRIVER63 9/28/2010 3:14PM

    Happy Birthday! And 49 pounds by your 49th birthday is a terrific achievement! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 9/28/2010 2:27PM

    Happy birthday! I love Libras and I married one.

Today's blog is a beautiful present to give yourself. I love what you've written about feeling healthy and happy. I think this is especially poignant after reading about you in a nutshell. Combined, the two blogs really emphasize your choice to be happy. Just a beautiful birthday present to yourself. Perfect.

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WATCHMEGO2 9/28/2010 2:17PM

    Yes, Libra's do rule!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that you see what you want to see on the scale on Thursday!! You have worked so hard for it!!

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/28/2010 12:12PM

    emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! emoticon

I hope you have a FANTASTIC day! :) Enjoy yourself and I'll be looking forward to Thursday's announcement about hitting that 50-pounds-lost goal! :)

- Michelle

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PATTICAKE1044 9/28/2010 12:02PM

  Happy Birthday! Libras do rule! We are so balanced--sometimes, that is! Good luck on the 50--you got it!
Patti
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BRIAEL 9/28/2010 11:28AM

    Many Happy Returns, Jan! Hope your birthday rolls out to be the best ever, as it sounds like you have a lot planned. :)

Looking forward to the fireworks at 50 lbs down! I'm watching THIS space! :)

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JHADZHIA 9/28/2010 11:06AM

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Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!
And 50-1 is a TREMENDOUS achievement!!
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This is me cheering you on to the big 50
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What the F? and I dont mean FALL! Photo HELP needed!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ok who else has problems uploading photo's into blogs? I will select a picture then click upload and nothing happens, then the screen goes back to where you say upload and it wont do it....Sometimes I can get 1 or 2 pics up but then it wont load anymore... sooooo annoying!!!!!! Help? Ideas?

  
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PUDLECRAZY 9/27/2010 6:13PM

    I have that problem on Spark periodically. I just remain doggedly determined to load the photos. Occasionally, I'll post the blog, then go back in and post the rest of the photos. It's annoying, but it only happens periodically. I think it might be related to how much K you are trying to load.

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JRZG8R 9/27/2010 6:11PM

    It could be file size. I did a blog today with 3 photos no problem but they were small files less then 100 kb emoticon

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BTINTERNET 9/27/2010 5:11PM

    I was having problems the other day - sometimes it seemed like specific pictures, sometimes it would just wait and not start, etc. Took some perseverence to get all mine up.

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CLEVAGAL 9/27/2010 4:41PM

    I dont have any trouble although it does take a while!

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NEDERLUNG 9/27/2010 4:33PM

    I have dialup, so uploads are double duty. But I have usually found that if I keep the picture to about 600 pixels (not as clear), it works.

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SEESTARS 9/27/2010 4:29PM

    My uploads are also glitchy. But I blame my work's lack of good internet.

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TIKITAMI 9/27/2010 3:00PM

   
It's not you, it takes me 5 or 6 tries sometimes.

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