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Jesus Heals the Sick.

Monday, September 08, 2014

I want to tell you what Jesus has done for me and my family this year.

In June, my granddaughter was lifeflighted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, with multiple blood clots in her leg and lungs. Thanks to the many prayers of family and friends and the kindness of the Great Healer, she is now nearly healed and ready to resume her life.

In August my dear Jerry underwent surgery for a fungus around his carotid artery in his brain They did surgery through his right eye which had to be removed. . He has been through so much. His left lung began to fill with fluid and had to be drained. The surgery was on the right side of his brain and consequently the left side of his body is very slow to respond. Most recently he became infected with pseudomonas. He is a fighter!

Yesterday he was able to leave the ICU unit and was placed in a regular recovery room. Praise the Lord! Whatever the effects of the surgery will be, he is alive and we can deal with the "whatevers" with the help of the Lord.

I am so grateful!

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SWEETNEEY 11/10/2014 8:52AM

    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

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MARSHMELLO1729 11/5/2014 9:11PM

  praying for you an Jerry an family for recovery yes God is good even when we go through the valley he is there.he is A healing God his hand is always holding ours I know you are a strong person an also that your strength comes from the Lord I can tell by your post emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/13/2014 6:00AM

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JUDITH316 9/13/2014 5:34AM

    I continue to rejoice with you and keep Jerry and your DG and You in much prayer!

Sending you BIG emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 9/11/2014 2:06AM

    Praise the Lord for His Healing Touch upon Jerry's body. I am rejoicing with you for God's Hand on Jerry and for His Hand upon your DG, this is emoticon news.

We serve a Mighty God, Nothing is too hard for our God to do...All things are possible with God, I will continue to keep Jerry in prayer as he is now on the road to complete recovery and healing to God's Glory...

BIG emoticon and MUCH emoticon for you all

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OUTDOORGIRL70 9/10/2014 10:15AM

    Praise God. He is a healer. Prayers are there for your family.


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SMILINGEYES2 9/10/2014 9:51AM

    My heart goes out across the miles. PTL for your granddaughter's healing. Prayers for continued healing for your dh. I can not imagine the weight on your shoulders with the stress. Do take care of yourself as you look after him. Hugs dear friend.

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NADINEL 9/9/2014 1:26AM

    I am thankful for this update. I am praying for all of you. HUGS

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KAYDE53 9/8/2014 11:37PM

    Those are certainly wonderful answers to prayer!! Amen!! I'll include your DH in my prayers too!! emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 9/8/2014 2:23PM

  Amen will continue to pray for your family.Hugs and Blessings! emoticon emoticon

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Skin Grafts are Coming

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bailie will see her surgeon Wednesday for a possible date for skin grafts.

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JUDITH316 8/16/2014 1:54AM

    Just want you to know I continue to pray for you, your granddaughter and your DH, for God's Healing Power to flow over you all...We serve a Mighty God!

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God's Blessings, your friend, Judith

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JUDITH316 8/2/2014 6:40PM

    I will be emoticon praying for Bailie, it's wonderful seeing her up on her feet, she surely is a walking miracle...

Praying for a successful skin graft and full recovery...

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KAYDE53 7/29/2014 12:05AM

    Hope these go well! Will say a prayer for her!! emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 7/28/2014 7:00PM

  Sending prayers your way emoticon God Bless emoticon

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Update on Granddaughter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Doctor's were able to remove some of the clots in her leg.

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JUDITH316 7/28/2014 2:14PM

    I know I already have commented on this up-date but wondering how your granddaughter is doing these days? I am trusting she has had a full recovery and is back home and back to her normal activities...When you can, please let me know how things are for her...

God Bless your day my friend, you remain such a great inspiration and a blessing in my life, emoticon for your continued support on our team... emoticon

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WILSHAR7 7/3/2014 12:13AM

    I don't know what happened, but her leg looks terrible. I'm glad the blood clots have been taken care of.

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JUDITH316 6/29/2014 4:04AM

    Oh my, that is quite an open area on your granddaughter's leg, I am rejoicing that the Blood clots are now removed and she is on the road to recovery...My prayers continue... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 6/25/2014 11:52PM

    Hope all is well with her! Sending up a prayer!

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DIDMIS 6/25/2014 2:52PM

    That looks like a nasty cut but better than blood clots.

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How Do I Define Myself? Who Am I?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My name is Edie. I have been quite diligent about my eating habits most of my life. I am a former Weight Watcher. Shortly after my amputations, I found my weight much harder to maintain and exercise was almost nil. Then I found Sparkpeople and what a blessing that has been.

When I started my journey with Sparkpeople, my height (without legs) was 48" and with my first set of legs was 62". I didn't take measurements. Dont know if my hubby, bless his heart, could find my true waist, hips, etc. I do know my weight had increased to 145 pounds. So that, I suppose, would be my beginning stats.

Recently, my prosthetics have become too big; and, just like fat clothes, needs to be replaced. My safety was compromised which caused a fall and a broken hip. Back to the drawing board.

My new legs are smaller and shorter--more like my before-amputation self. Now I am 59 or 60 in. tall. My weight about a month ago was 112 pounds. Every change made to the new prosthetics affects my overall weight. So that will have to do for now.

I don't know if I am trying to lose a few pounds or maintain. I need to set a new goal weight for my new height. Then, when my prosthetics are complete, (soon I hope), I will weigh and figure where I'm at. I am so confused.

My goal for October is to define myself. emoticon

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DIDMIS 3/22/2014 12:20PM

    Edie I see you are still your beautiful self and are keeping on doing what you can do.
Love you

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BAMAJAM 10/10/2013 5:25PM

  Dear Edie-- What an honor to meet you via Sparkpeople! I want to say what so many others have already said---You are a remarkable inspiration! I just happened to stumble on your page here-- and wow,--- you are amazing. I will tell you that my former co-worker is about to marry her "prince charming" and he is also without limbs. He has achieved success in so many ways in his life, and he is another individual who exhibits faith and positivity-- Happy days to you!

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WESLEYV 10/3/2013 7:02AM

    You are an inspiration. Blessings be upon you.

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DIDMIS 9/13/2013 11:06AM

    Edie again I say what an inspiration you are. I sent you a Spark Mail just now and then looked again at your Spark Page and found the answer to what I asked you.
You are blessed to have a good husband and he is blessed to have a sweet person like you. I know it is Christ in You that makes you shine. Love you Edie.

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JUDITH316 4/30/2013 2:57AM

    Just dropping in to say how much I appreciate you, indeed, you are such an inspiration, an awesome cheer leader, a great support and you are beautiful, that is how I define you.... emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 3/27/2013 1:55PM

    Just dropping by to say hi and cheer you on your journey, want you to know you are an inspiration and a blessing in which I thank God, thanks for your support and friendship, yes, you are appreciated more than you will ever know...BIG HUGS.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 3/26/2013 12:20AM

    Hi Edie, came back to say hi and say thanks for being my friend, you are beautiful and such a tower of strength here to all who come along your path. Also checking to see how things are going for you and how your new prosthetics are working for you, here's hoping they are a perfect fit.. emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 3/21/2013 2:34AM

    Dearest Edie, I came back and read your blog again, indeed you are such an inspiration to me and to all who come along your path. I thank God for you and have you in my thoughts and prayers always. One thing I know, you are unique, God Loves you and so do I. He is using you here on Spark to be a light and to be a support as you continue to cheer your friend's on their journey. I pray that you get the right prosthetics that fit properly and are perfect for you. Yes, I cheer you on your journey. You are a rich blessing to all who come along your path here at Spark. Keep on doing what you do best, being a true friend who supports & cheers her friend's on... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Together!

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JUDITH316 2/22/2013 3:45PM

    Thank you Edie for sharing here, indeed you are an inspiration to me and to all who come here, for sure we are all encouraged and blessed to have you as our friend..I stand with you cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work, you are doing a good job, you are a beautiful woman of God who Shines brightly wherever you go.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 2/3/2013 10:18AM

    For some reason my post came up twice so removed the message & sharing a new one. BIG HUGS....Keep Shining and Sparking for Jesus.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 2/3/2013 10:18AM

    Dearest Edie, I am back visiting your blog again as I want you to know how much I appreciate your friendship, you are a great support and a great friend in which I thank God. You are an inspiration to not only me but countless others who come along your path. Keep Shining for Jesus my friend...Sending you BIG HUGS today. Have a blessed Sunday and enjoy your day,,,, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 2/2/2013 12:11PM


If you believe that each of us was designed
by God for a specific reason,
then you know
there's no such thing
as an ordinary person.

Author unknown to me

So Edie,
Don't ever forget how truly unique you are and
how essential and important you are to all who
know you and love you.

To Jesus especially, you are very unique and important.
He truly loves you the most.

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ROZEEROZ1 2/2/2013 11:49AM

    Edie, I came to visit your blog again. I want you to know that you are a great inspiration to me. I admire your ability to keep going on in spite of your trials. It helps me to keep going in my situation/life. Jesus is taking me through some healing of childhood abuses. The pain can be overwhelming - but I keep going to Jesus to help me through these pains/healings. He has me writing a book about it. It won't be finished for sometime to come as the pain/healing is still coming. But this too shall pass as Jesus has promised me this.
Jesus I lift Edie up to You and ask that You guide her in the direction that You want her to go. In her frustrations/disappointments that You show her that You are with her every moment of everyday helping her and guiding her in the way that she should go. Jesus I ask for a HUGE blessing to be placed on her faithful Husband. Wow what a servant He is for You to Edie. Plz flourish and protect their relationship. In Your Name Jesus I pray this amen.

Hugs - Dorothy

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 11/30/2012 6:04PM

  I don't know what to say.....There is no way that I can even imagine what you go through to get where you are each day.....But more then anything else you are a child of the most High All Mighty God and you belong to the body of Jesus and not all people have that in their own lives.

You are awesome!!!!

Your light from heaven above shines through you like a beacon in the dark stormy night leading me and many others to victory because of how you reflect fthe love and grace of our Lord Jesus.

Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself so as to make our lives brighter because you are a part of us here on Sparkpeople.

You are an inspiration. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CMWARDRN 11/9/2012 1:36PM

  I'm just now reading this blog. I hope that you have been fitted well by now and that your new prosthetic legs are working well for you. I'm praying for you!
Carmie emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 10/24/2012 11:36PM

    Jesus, plz help Edie with her struggles with her weight. Plz work out what her goals should be. She is confused in this struggle and needs your. In Your Name Jesus I pray this - amen.

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ROZEEROZ1 10/24/2012 11:32PM

    Edie, I am at a loss for words right now. But I do know that you are on a remarkable journey in Christ. I too have had difficult times - much different than yours. But the results are the same - identifying with Jesus, His sufferings and His victories. Jesus doesn't promise that our life here in earth is easy, but that He works out in us His character through the struggles we are put through here on earth. With the old nature gone, Jesus' character can truly shine through to others around that Jesus brings our way. So that they can be won to Christ. Jesus Himself when He was here on earth, He too suffered in many ways.
Isaiah 50:6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheecks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
Matt 27:28-31 They stripped Him & put a scarlet robe on Him, & then wove a crown of thorns & set it on his head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him & mocked Him
"Hail, King of the Jews! they said. They spit on Him and took the staff & struck Him on the head again & again. After they had mocked Him, they took off the robe & put His own clothes on Him. They they led Him away to crucify Him.

John 19:1- Then Pilat took Jesus & had Him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns & put it on His head. They clothed Him in a purple robe & went up to Him again & again, saying, "Hail, Oh King of the Jews!" And they struck Him in the face."

Jesus took me through a recent trial to show me how it hurt Him to be tried as guilty = but was innocent. He suffered emotionally thru all these situations. Jesus has had me through some tough times. But I can say through these times, I can identify with Jesus and His sufferings. So I can say that in the trials He has put you through, Edie, you too will identify with Him.

Your body does not define who you are as a person, but your creator gives you your definition of who you are. He loves you greatly.
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JUDITH316 9/28/2012 3:56PM

    Edie, you are such an inspiration and a blessing, I thank God every day He has brought you along my path, you are such a great friend, thanks for your suppor and your kindness, I so appreciate your help and being there for me encouraging me and for that matter us all on our Team, thanks again for joining and participating in the forums and cheering everyone on their journey...My prayers are with you as always... emoticon emoticon emoticon See you in 3 weeks when I'm back home....Blessings and BIG HUGS.. emoticon emoticon

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SAVINGHANNAH 9/25/2012 10:36PM

    You are my "hero' and such a great inspiration, to all that read your story. emoticon emoticon

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JENGRAMMER 9/24/2012 10:18AM

    I cannot begin to imagine the challenges you have overcome to get where you are. You and your DH have persevered where many would have given up, and now, to think, you have achieved a weight loss--something many of us who have far less of an obstacle to deal with are still wrestling with.

God bless you Edie. You have inner strength, enough for all of us. emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 9/24/2012 12:39AM

    My DH had his prosthetic replaced and has had a difficult transition. It is his left leg and I believe his age and poor health caused his problems. But praise the Lord, two weeks ago they made an adjustment that did the trick. You just amaze many of us Edie, and I pray that your adjustment to the new legs will go well. Blessings, Jane
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AVANELL 9/23/2012 9:53PM

    You are a beautiful child of God! Your definition of yourself begins and ends with who you are in Christ Jesus! May you come to the full understanding of that as you search through the month of October. You are to be commended for overcoming so many challenges! With your faith in God you will continue to grow in the understanding of who you are and what is best for your body at this point in time. May your new prosthetics give you a better understanding of what your weight should be. Until then, relax and rest in the Lord. He will see you through!


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QTEALADY20031 9/23/2012 7:10PM

    You definitely are a strong person and have perservered where others would have not. Perhaps it would be good to start with your strengths. I hope your new prosthetics fit perfect for you. You are to truly be admired. I wish you much success on your journey! emoticon June

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MAHGRET 9/23/2012 7:01PM

    Thanks for sharing. Maybe just concentrate on healthy eating until you and your body figure out what your goals should be.

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MJZHERE 9/23/2012 7:01PM

    That seems like a daunting goal! I don't know where I would start to define myself. I know that you are an inspiration to me. Praying for wonderful prosthetics for you that are just perfect.

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CHANGING-VICKI 9/23/2012 5:39PM

  You are a very strong person and I admire how you've continued to do your best. A lot of women would have just given up. emoticon emoticon

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What?! My vegetables have carbs?

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Eating enough veggies is rarely my problem. Loading up my salad with a multitude of colorful veggies and even fruits sounds and tastes so yummy. Let's have yellow and red peppers, garden lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers. Let's even toss in a few craisens. Now, let's enter that in our nutrition tracker...OMG! My salad has carbs! Who'd have thought!? OK. Back out the craisens. That will help some. Swiss chard has 11 carbs in a cup? That cannot be!

This nutrition tracking is tricky business. We all need to be "nutritionalists." We also need to learn about our own bodies and what works best for our own weight loss and healthful eating.

Interesting challenge, isn't it? emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 11/14/2012 6:06AM

    emoticon interesting concept of veggies having carbs is right.

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GGMFAY 9/23/2012 7:24PM

    I believe the carbs in your salad vegetables are good because of the high fiber which more than compensates for those calories.

So eat up!!. Those veggies really are O.K.

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CHANGING-VICKI 9/23/2012 5:40PM

  I fully believe your body needs the carbs from veggies and fruits. It's the junk carbs we can all do without. emoticon

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JUDITH316 10/24/2011 4:48AM

    Thanks for sharing, yes, I agree this is an eye opener, I have found the same thing while tracking, I usually have to eliminate something because of too many carbs, or sometimes it takes a lot of juggling to get enough of everything else, sometimes I get enough carbs and think all is ok only to discover that I have too many fats or not enough of something else, dear me, yes it does take a lot of planning and juggling to get the right amount, but in the end this tracking tool sure helps one to stay on track and teaches us how to eat healthier. Your salad sure sounds yummy, I can almost taste it now... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 9/20/2011 1:41PM

    Our bodies need all the good carbs that your salad's provide!
It's their sugar and flour carbs I'm afraid of.. emoticon

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SPARKYCARLEY 9/6/2011 7:01PM

    You are so right... living healthy means lots of education. I read healthy living articles from a variety of sights all the time. Almost every day; and I read books on all sorts of topics that are linked to healthy living in some way. Education is the key; but it is sooo worth it. I see other people around me doing fad diets that are dangerous, based on one book by some quack doc. I've tried giving them advice, but they won't listen. I feel so blessed to know good quality information and it all started here on SP.

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RIMAJO 9/2/2011 7:21PM

    I don't worry too much about good carbs like veggies.. it's the breads & other sorts of carbs that I watch carefully. If you're eating lots of veggies, I think you're doing well Edie!

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SMILINGEYES2 9/1/2011 4:14PM

    I never cared for the honeymoon salad--"lettace alone" so have to be careful at salad bars that I am not deteating the purpose.

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GRACEISENUF 9/1/2011 3:24PM

    Crazy huh? I count carbs too and yes those craisens are loaded with sugar...darn anyway! :)

The rest of those carbs are the good kind.....whew!


love my salads!


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PANSYLADY2 9/1/2011 3:10PM

    I agree.. the cards from veggies HAVE to be good carbs. I love fresh veggies during the summer. Ate two cucumbers for lunch today. Yummy.

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SUSIEPH1 9/1/2011 1:49PM

    Yep they have carbs ! but they are good carbs and essentual for a healthy Nutrition!!
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CATLADYX8 9/1/2011 1:39PM

    Go figure! I just found that out when I met with the dietician Tuesday. I was told I could eat all the raw veggies I wanted as well as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus. I was also told my yogurt, Carb Master, by Kroger stores was a free food because it only has 4 carbs. Carbs are tricky.

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ALICERIEGER 9/1/2011 1:26PM

    So much better to get your carbs from a salad than a pop tart.

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NSTARSMITH 9/1/2011 1:24PM

    Oh but they are the GOOD carbs - talk about a yummy, healthy way to get carbs! Put them all back! Send me some! That old standby iceberg lettuce has little taste so all the rest is GOOD!!!

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