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Hello my peeps

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thought i would update here to say time instead of answering your comments.

Yes, I am having a wonderful time!

Yes, there have been "OSOBV's. (other side of bed visits)

I have not excercised nearly enough

I have caught some fishies (and put them back)

I have seen deer, elk and MOOSE which is really awesome

I walked through a forest pretending I was all alone, trying to survive and what would I do if:
A. I saw a bear
B. If I saw a moose
C. It became dark and I was stranded
4. If all I had was in my pocket ( a kleenex and a chapstick and my IPHONE).

I have eaten some great meals but haven't gone overboard

I have been relaxing and just enjoying life

As in previous blogs, I mentioned I loved Hummus. I tried another kind with black beans and cilantro. GROSS! If I had tried that I never would put another bite of HOO MASS in my mouth, ever!

I have been irritated about one of the gals here. Super irritated. every night, I go to bed and say I will be more patient today. It hasnt happened yet. Today is a new day!

I miss you guys and am loving all your comments....

whats going on with you guys?

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CANNIE50 6/21/2012 11:25PM

    Hmmmmm, vacationing with someone annoying? I have a bit of experience with that one. I would swear, in the morning, that I would "kill her with kindness" and by noon I would just want to kill her. Okay, not kill her in an actual homicidal type way, but kill her in a "kill the sound, press the mute button, make her STOP" kind of a way. Perhaps you could introduce her to the concept of your (very cool) survival game and then maybe she would accidentally get lost for an entire day and you could enjoy a little peace and quiet and..... Or, just take your aggression out on your hubby, in a sweet sort of way emoticon

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PJH2028 6/21/2012 10:48PM

    Big Hug. Love you!

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JITZUROE 6/21/2012 2:44PM

    Flick the black bean hummus at the irritating lady!!!!!!

Wait, I mean, be more patient. Whoops...

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    Did you make the hummus that you liked (I think you said it was the tomato something) or did you buy it? If so, which brand? I don't usually like plain hummus or garlic hummus, but my favorite is Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. You can find it in most regular grocery stores. Try it! I want to try the kind you're talking about.

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    This blog totally made me smile...

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BAYBELIEVER 6/20/2012 12:17PM

    Ha! I love hummus too but absolutely can't stand black bean hummus and I like black beans!!! Go figure! More OSOBVs!!

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WILLIAMV3 6/20/2012 11:53AM

    Sounds like you are having a great time dispite your source of aggitation. Have fun! emoticon

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CELLISTA1 6/20/2012 11:43AM

    Aw, just give that woman a nice big bowl of black bean hummus.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/20/2012 11:17AM

    You are hilarious. I hope you get it sorted out with the source of your annoyance. I wish I got to see all those animals with you. We would be good survivalists together! That bastardization of hummus sounds gross. Ewww. Keep having an amazing time! Miss you

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GRACEISENUF 6/20/2012 10:55AM

    Love the fact you are playing " pretend survivalist" in the woods..LMBO! I would do the same thing as I watch way to many shows like that! :)

Hey I've got an idea...feed that crappy hummus to that irritating woman.

Miss ya but so glad to hear you are having fun and relaxing Jan.

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LISALGB 6/20/2012 10:54AM

    So glad you are having a great time!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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DAISY443 6/20/2012 10:53AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Try to avoid bothersome woman! Hugs!

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pictures from vacation part 2

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fishing yesterday at a gorgeous spot called Spirit Lake.

Lunch time!

Having a wonderful time, relaxing and playing. It is very good for me to have this down time and I am enjoying every minute of it!!

I am thinking of you guys and hope you are well and I havent missed too much. Message me if anything is going on! Hugs!! Jan

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DAISY443 6/24/2012 1:49PM

    Love the foot shot! I'm starting to see a trend there! Keep enjoying your vacation! Hugs!

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BIGMAMAT 6/24/2012 12:19PM

    Glad to hear youre having a good time.! emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/20/2012 10:44AM

    Looks like a great time! Enjoy!

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BAYBELIEVER 6/20/2012 8:13AM

    Enjoy, enjoy!!

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CULAINA 6/20/2012 7:56AM

    Hope you have a lovely holiday xx

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    You are a blessed woman!! Enjoy your away-time and I'm hoping you're visiting Frank's side of the bed often! LOL! ((((HUGS))))

- Michelle

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GRACEISENUF 6/19/2012 11:43PM

    I love fishing, hubs not so much. This means I haven't gone in many years. lately I have been thinking about taking it back sure is relaxing. Wish I was there fishing with you Jan. :)

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MICKEYMAX 6/19/2012 3:57PM

    Catch of the day! WOO HOO!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/19/2012 3:55PM

    How Beautiful

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/19/2012 3:55PM

    I would LOVE to be on the lake right now! Glad you're having a great time = )

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww good for you! We all need some down time and I am glad you are enjoying your time and having a relaxing time.


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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/19/2012 3:40PM

    Love you! Miss you!

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pictures from vacation so far...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My lunch!

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MICKEYMAX 6/19/2012 4:00PM


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GRACEISENUF 6/18/2012 10:51PM

    Looks peaceful and beautiful...(I sure do love your hair style). GREAT pics!

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CHRISTINA006006 6/18/2012 3:53PM

    Looks beautiful!!!

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    Segram's - yum!!! :)

Love the pics. Thanks for sharing! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

- Michelle

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/17/2012 11:30PM

    Hope you are having fun!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 6/17/2012 5:28PM

    you look glorious! Have fun!

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JITZUROE 6/17/2012 5:11PM

    Great pics! Look at that smile!
You really are enjoying it all. I am so happy for you guys!!!!

Live it up baby! And keep that body movin'

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BAYBELIEVER 6/17/2012 4:18PM

    Can I just say that I love that you share pictures of your vacation with us, but also that you include you in those pictures!?! You are so beautiful, but also, it is a testament to how dedicated you are to this journey that you are brave enough to always share the real you with us. Hope you are having a great time. Sure looks like you are!

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TAICHIDANCER 6/17/2012 2:48PM

    Great Pics. Thanks for sharing.

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STRIVER57 6/17/2012 2:43PM

    that's lovely (especially you).

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PJH2028 6/17/2012 2:38PM

    What a beauty you are, Jan! Great head shot/portrait of you!
And how cute are you and Frank - conquering those canyons!

Have a great time.

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AAAACK 6/17/2012 1:39PM

    Wow, that looks like an awesome vacation!

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CELLISTA1 6/17/2012 1:26PM

    Look at you - hiking! I remember that first hike awhile back and how much it meant to you. Now you look like a hiker-girl and you are one!

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CANNIE50 6/17/2012 1:14PM

    Your beauty shines through, my dear. Love the lunch photo - the missing bite is a nice touch - you crack me up, Miss Jan. Utah is crazy-beautiful, right? Which part of the state are you in? I bet the weather is a little toasty.....

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/17/2012 12:58PM

    Utah is Beautiful!!!!! I love your lunch pretty lady! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/17/2012 12:33PM

    You look gorgeous!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/17/2012 12:06PM

    Beautiful view! Glad you're having a great time!

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I ate hummus

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I know. You can't believe I never ate it but I haven't. I dont like the name is icky. But I tried it and I love it. It was sun dried tomato and pesto and I think it's my new snack when I get back. Which by the way, I'm having a great time!

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WILLPARKINSON 6/19/2012 9:43PM

    Hummus CAN be delicious. It can also be nasty, depending on where it comes from. My favorite is 'super-garlic'. Yum.

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MICKEYMAX 6/19/2012 4:02PM

    So glad you are loving life and hummus! (you are right - it does need a new name!)

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JITZUROE 6/17/2012 5:09PM

Hee hee

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CELLISTA1 6/17/2012 1:30PM

    Oh, I used to live in the middle east where they call it 'hoo-mooss' not 'humm-muss." It still bugs me to hear 'humm-muss' and sounds unappetizing too. I can only eat if it's called 'hoo-mooss."

Also, there's a world of difference between packaged and fresh-made, so try it in a Lebanese or Israeli restaurant sometime.

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CANNIE50 6/17/2012 1:15PM

    I wasn't crazy about the name OR the texture and then I tried it (roasted red pepper) and it is so good. Nice addition to your nutrition, missy.

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BAYBELIEVER 6/17/2012 9:51AM

    Yummy. Yummy. And I make my own so I keep the sodium down! Congratulations for getting to this awesome snack and I use it in place of mayonnaiste/mustard on sandwiches.

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/17/2012 12:41AM

    Forewarning - start measuring it by mass (not tbs) asap. It's delicious, but moderation is your friend.

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SMILINGTREE 6/17/2012 12:15AM

    It's super versatile, too. I love humus wraps with lettuce and peppers and cucumbers. Tasty!

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/16/2012 9:56PM

    I had it many years ago and declared it gross. Had it again a year or so ago and LOVE IT.

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MONTREAL12 6/16/2012 9:52PM

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/16/2012 9:47PM

    I LOVE hummus! Try the roasted red pepper, amazing!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/16/2012 9:34PM

    It is hilarious to me you never tried it. The first time I did a very long time ago I felt the same way. It is delicious. Yeah for you for trying new things!

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JUNEAU2010 6/16/2012 9:26PM

    I discovered hummus after I started SP - I love the garlic one. Isn't trying new food and finding you like it fun?! Very cool!

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My side of the bed

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I have been on spark for over 2 years and in that time, you have had a glimpse into my life and my marriage. Some have even asked, "what is your secret to a happy marriage?" I am going to tell you.

We have a king size bed. It is huge. There is an unspoken line down the center of the bed. You can follow it all the way down from where the Pillows meet.
There is Frank's side and there is my side. He can visit my side, anytime.

But when it is sleep time, that means your side and MY SIDE! There is no touching, breathing, snorning or otherwise infringing on my SIDE of the BED. IT is SLEEP TIME! And that is how we roll!

Now, in other marital news, My hubby and I are taking our bi-annual trip to our friends gorgeous paradise in Vernal, Utah for 10 days! Keeping in mind, it takes 2 days to get there and one long ass day to get home.

I just deleted a whole long rant about weight loss and frustration and what Im going to do when Im gone and what Im going to do when I get back.

I am just going to leave you with this....

I am going away.
I am going to have a great time.
I am going to release a whole lotta stress.
I am going to take alot of pictures.
I am going to visit Frank's side of the bed. A lot.
I am going to come home, ready to take on the rest of the weight I need to lose.
I will update when I can but please, take care of yourself's, think of me and know I am carrying on like a wild woman and blowing off some much needed steam.

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MICKEYMAX 6/19/2012 3:59PM

    woo hoo!!!!

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MOONBIRD 6/15/2012 6:52PM

    I love this blog! Have a great time!

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MRSSCHENCK 6/14/2012 10:31PM

    Too funny. I just got rid of my king size bed because it was too big! We stayed at a hotel in a queen or was it a double? Anyway, I loved being snuggled up to hunny all night long and as soon as I came home, we down-sized. I don't regret it one bit.

Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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GRACEISENUF 6/14/2012 9:59PM

    LOVE IT! I too have a king size bed with a line down the middle. Just got back from our condo in Pismo and it is a Queen...(sucks). DH snores and I wear earplugs....that is how we roll. lol Frequent visits to each others "sides: makes for a happy 23 years! tee hee (and two kids!) :)

Have a blast in Utah sweetie!

I am rolling to Tahoe in a couple weeks all by myself....woo hoo! Me time.

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LISALGB 6/14/2012 9:52PM

    Go for it, Chick!! Have a great time - in and out of bed!!

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CANNIE50 6/14/2012 9:52PM

    Once, when my husband let Payton watch a too-scary movie, and I was anticipating a scared little boy visiting "us" (meaning, me) in the middle of the night after a bad dream, I said "you do know which side of the bed is daddy's side, right?" "Sure, Momma, it's the snoring side!" Yup. I don't need to tell you to have a great time because I know you will. Your marriage is a lovely thing, my dear - I love your history and how much you two cherish each other. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEREMY723 6/14/2012 2:43PM

    Funny you mention thed bed situation. I was just reminded last night that I always go over halfway. I tried to explain, I'm sleeping, try poking up or waking me up or something, I don't do it on purpose, how can I prevent it if I'm sleeping? No answer, but still not happy with me for it:(

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/14/2012 2:19PM

    have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SLFRISBEY 6/14/2012 9:14AM

    bahaha! Hubs and I have the same rule. Sleep is sleep, leave me alone! The only time I infringe on that is if I am cold and shivering lol! Have a great vacation and blow off some steam! :)

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BAYBELIEVER 6/14/2012 8:12AM

    Awesome! Have a great trip and enjoy those visits--to Frank's side and from Frank's side!

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    Ha, ha, ha - love it!! You enjoy those visits to Frank's side of the bed and have a remarkably FABULOUS time on your trip!! :)

- Michelle

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DAISY443 6/14/2012 8:00AM

    Remember to invite Frank to your side of the bed, too! It's only fair! Have a great time and safe travels!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/14/2012 7:33AM

    Somehow I ended up unsubscribed from your blog again. So annoying. I love this blog. Have fun visiting Frank's side of the bed for the next 10 days :). Love you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/14/2012 7:29AM

    Have a fantastic trip!

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CHLOE453 6/14/2012 5:43AM

    Sounds like a perfectly wonderful time is planned away....have lots of fun!!! emoticon

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AAAACK 6/14/2012 1:50AM

    Have a wild, wonderful time!

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WILLPARKINSON 6/14/2012 1:24AM

    If you're going to visit Frank's side of the bed please remember to bring gifts. It's not nice to visit someone empty-handed. emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 6/14/2012 12:19AM

    You crack me up. Have a wonderful time. hugs. T emoticon

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ALICIA214 6/14/2012 12:19AM


Have fun on Frank's side of the bed ,and the rest of your vacation too of course.

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HGSGUY 6/14/2012 12:06AM

    Have fun! Safe travels.

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CATS_MEOW_0911 6/13/2012 11:48PM

    Even if you deleted the rant, I'm sure it felt good to write it out. Have a wonderful trip, Happy Travels!

P.S. Enjoy, ummm..."sleeping" on your hubby's side of the bed.
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