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Fast Metabolism Diet 1st 28 days complete...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Yesterday was my last day of my first cycle on the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Over the past few weeks I have stuck to this diet, doing my best to follow it as written. I did make mistakes here and there... eating foods that weren't on that particular phase's food list, and not exercising... not hardly at all... but I did make sure to follow it as best as I could, and I drank all the water... 10 to 12 cups per day.

The results are:
March 17 - started at 223
March 24 - 211... lost 12 lbs that first week. We all know it was a lot of water weight.
March 31 - 210.5... only a half pound that week. Commitment kept me going.
April 7 - 208... 2.5 lbs lost that week. much better
April 14 - 205... final weigh in for the diet.

I lost 18 lbs in 28 days.

I LOST 18 LBS IN 28 DAYS! :) That rocks!!! emoticon

Yes, I am very happy about that!!

205 is the lowest I've been in over 5 years.

And I ain't gonna stop there!

Yes, I will be doing another 28 days starting April 21st. I'm taking "off" a week for a Mexican potluck here at work, and for Easter Sunday... but otherwise this week, I'll be pretty much sticking to the plan unofficially.

Now I just need to get the exercise part in there!!
No... I WILL exercise during the next 28 day cycle of the FMD.

What else has this diet done for me?
1. I am caffeine free. I haven't had coffee or cokes or caffeinated tea or anything with caffeine since March 17th... will I keep it that way? Yes, for the most part, although I will work in a square of dark chocolate now and then, and I've found some Swiss Water Process Decaf coffee. 99.9% caffeine free and 100% chemical free. Yum! Coffee again... but I'm not going to be a pot a day girl like before.

2. I have done just fine without sugar. I never ate a ton of sugar anyhow, but I even stopped using artificial sweeteners. I have been using Stevia when a sweetness was desired... most often fruit fixes my sweet need. But I will be allowing myself a little sugar now and then because there is a little bit in my chocolate! :)

3. I am much more diligent about reading labels and looking for artificial ingredients... If I don't know what it is, or if it's not something that naturally occurs in food, then I don't eat it. I now pass by junk foods or anything with preservatives at the grocer and see them as poison, and definitely avoid them. I found I don't have a hard time passing stuff by when it's laden with artificial stuff. It just does not appeal to me any more.

4. I can eat breakfast and not throw up! LOL! I used to claim that I just can't eat unless I've been up a few hours... but on this diet, you eat within a half hour of waking... I did it, and now I look forward to breakfast!!!

5. I can eat and still lose weight! I feel like I pretty much eat all day... breakfast, then snack, lunch, then another snack, then dinner... I try not to eat after dinner. Nighttime eating was becoming a very bad habit for me again... so I just nipped it. No eating after dinner unless it's veggies... like celery! :)

6. Weighing daily sucks, but I did it. during each week my weight would go up a pound or two before coming back down... very frustrating and worrisome, but in the end... I lost the weight. :)

My daughter did this diet with me... not as strict as I did it, she could not eat every 3 hours because she is in class and they did not allow her to have a snack at school... but she did get up and eat breakfast with me every day, she ate lunch every day and a snack when she got home... then dinner... then a snack later in the evening. She went completely off the diet for 3 days... 2 days back to back of pizza one time during the second week when she spent the night with a friend... then this weekend, she ate at Sonic... again, stayed with a friend and that's where they ate. When her friend stayed with her, she was able to stick to the right foods much easier... but I never fussed at her about the pizza or sonic because she was very good about hopping right back on this diet without a blink... .... oh, don't get me wrong... I did not forcer her to do this diet either. She had been going all day without eating then eating dinner and over eating at night and was not happy with her weight. I didn't want her to keep eating that way... nor did I want her to do the common teen thing and starve herself to try to lose weight. I told her about the diet and let it be her choice... and she said yes... and in spite of her "off" days... she lost 13.5 lbs! I am so proud of her!! It will be up to her if she wants to do another 28 days with me... but I think she will. I told her she didn't need to lose weight for anyone but herself.... and if she wanted to keep losing to do it in a healthy way. But as far as I'm concerned, she's perfect and I told her so... but I was a teen with a weight problem and I know how it feels... I just want to support her in a healthy way.







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TRICIA1957 4/16/2014 11:11PM

    That is wonderful progress and determination. Hope the 2nd phase works even better.

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POINTAFTER 4/16/2014 7:21PM

    Awesome! Good luck with the next phase.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/16/2014 2:20AM

    emoticon You did fantastic on this diet (Did I Eat Today) ! emoticon I too will be starting it again after I take at least a few days off. Your daughter did really well too!! emoticon to both of you! emoticon emoticon

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FEARLESSNOW 4/15/2014 10:43PM

    This is great!

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NGCHILD 4/15/2014 9:29AM

    What great progress you made! You and your daughter should be very proud!

Keep it up!

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PHEBESS 4/14/2014 11:19PM

    Great results!

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MEEKA71 4/14/2014 9:27PM

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What incredible results! Congrats on your success.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/14/2014 8:48PM

    You Rock and that is for sure ............ And I liked how you described yourself on the Strong-united team a while back ............... Exotic ............... emoticon emoticon .......... uh huh! and Amen!

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LACEYKYLE 4/14/2014 7:44PM

    TA DA!!! emoticon emoticon You're being a great example to your daughter too!!!

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GENRE009 4/14/2014 4:24PM

    Good for you! emoticon Sounds like this diet really reves up your system. Did you buy the book, or find it on line. I am at Weight Watchers, and I really work hard to lose 2 pounds. emoticon

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IGNITEME101 4/14/2014 3:37PM

    Sounds great! Where did you find this diet? I'm interested in trying it this summer!

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JUSTME29 4/14/2014 3:14PM

    Great news all around!

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JAZZYMOM53 4/14/2014 1:46PM

    I think this is great! Thanks for sharing your experience. I think it's great that you are doing this with your daughter too. Congrats to both of you on the weight loss! Can't wait to hear how the second round goes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/14/2014 1:46PM

    WOW! Congratulations!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/14/2014 1:15PM

    Amazing! Huge CONGRATS!!!!

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Mar 14 review

Tuesday, April 01, 2014



Progress. That sums up March in a single word.

This month I turned 49. I started a new diet. I lost a few pounds. My weight-loss-mode switch has been flicked "on" and I have been focused and motivated daily. I will not turn 50 still needing to lose weight!

  
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CASEYSAUER 4/11/2014 9:13AM

    Congratulations!

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JUMPINJULIE 4/3/2014 4:59PM

    You can do it.

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PHEBESS 4/3/2014 2:37AM

    Yes you can! And happy birthday!

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NEWTINK 4/2/2014 4:45PM

    emoticon I believe in you

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GMO_JEN 4/2/2014 4:06PM

    Very cool! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/2/2014 3:30PM

    Yes!

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GENRE009 4/2/2014 12:16PM

    That's the right attitude! emoticon

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JUSTME29 4/2/2014 8:52AM

    Good for you!

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IGNITEME101 4/1/2014 11:33PM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/1/2014 9:29PM

   
w00 h000! so glad to see you're hangin' in there and fighting for yourself .... that's Sparktaculous

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NGCHILD 4/1/2014 9:25PM

    Progress progress progress!!!!

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2BDYNAMIC 4/1/2014 7:28PM

    MAN-OH-MAN ............. Just like Kitty, I SUCK!! ........... emoticon Mind if I send Yu a goodie then ........ a belated since I am a no good rotten sucker!!! ........... AND other than beating the $hit out of myself ................... GREAT job on losing weight .............. you must be MAJORLY beautiful now!!! (btw: I posted pics on my page so I am not an imposter any more displaying my young self ............... Now I have the Old bag on page ................. emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/1/2014 7:15PM

    Awesome!!!I know you will not turn 50 and still be overweight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm with Kitty, I can't believe I missed your birthday. I totally suck too!

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SIEGRID 4/1/2014 5:01PM

    With that attitude you will definitely reach your goal!!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/1/2014 3:09PM

    You are awesome. How the H%* did I miss your birthday. I suck.

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Fast Metabolism Diet Week 1

Monday, March 24, 2014



Aloha friends!

Many of you know that I decided to try the Fast Metabolism Diet... due to the success of a couple of friends on here who have tried it... so I decided to give it a go as well. I'm committed.

I bought my book on Amazon and started reading it on March 12th. Wow.. it sounded so good. I am going to fix my sluggish metabolism in 28 days and eat plenty of food in the process... but wait, you have to eat only certain foods. No dairy, No wheat, No preservatives....

It's 3 phases per week:
PHASE ONE (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
PHASE TWO (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
PHASE THREE (Friday-Saturday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils
Here's a list of her rules:



It might sound like the "No" diet, but she explains why each thing is to be avoided and there are many more yesses on this diet!!! All REAL foods. It all sounds good... that is eating clean and can't go wrong there... but it proved itself to be kinda difficult for one who lives in po-dunk country. My first initial grocery shopping trip was a disappointment. I thought I chose simple to find things to make some of the recipes... not to be found! So the first week was tuff. No coffee (yes, severe headaches did follow and took a week to subside, I was a chocolate and coffee junkie!) No pizza on pizza night made me use my "thinker." I have made my food tracker available to look at if anyone is interested. I added notes along the way as well. But do not judge! You are not to count calories or carbs or fats on this diet, but I want to keep in the habit of recording what I eat. Some days are pretty low in calories, but I assure you, I did not go hungry. I ate basically all day long (every 3 hours.) I normally never ate breakfast, now I eat within a half hour of waking. then it's snack, meal, snack, meal.

This is a diet you have to learn to do and your have to pay attention to what you are doing. You eat certain types of foods on certain days in certain amounts at certain times. ... yes, it all has a little bit of leeway, but not much if you want to do it "right." I'm finding I like the structure and discipline of it. And the longer I'm on it, the easier it's getting!

So.. March 17th I began this diet. I weighed myself at 223 pounds. Yep. I had gained quite a bit back after my January loss... I mentioned that in my Feb blog. I was feeling pretty crappy about myself because of it.

So yeah, 223 lbs on Monday morning March 17, 2014.

Fast forward 7 days of the diet...

Today March 24, 2014 I weighed in at 211 lbs. Yep... a 12 pound loss folks!!! Wow.

I know, part or maybe even all is water weight. I don't care. It's weight... and it's gone. :)

And I have a confession to make... you are supposed to do 3 days of exercises as well... 1 day of cardio on phase 1, 1 day of strength training on phase 2 and one day of a relaxing activity (like yoga or get a massage) on phase 3... My cardio was trudging up and down the stairs at work... nothing more. My strength training was toting files and stuff from office to court room and back... and my relaxing activity was sitting on the couch watching a movie. What I'm confessing to is not putting much effort into the exercise portion of the rules of the diet. :/ I'm sorry to myself on that one.

So here I am on Week 2 Phase 1 Day 1... and I have the whole week planned as long as I get things cooked! :) I never was one who liked to cook much at all either. However, several of these meals are crock pot meals... and that I like. :) Easy.

I'm not expecting another 12 lb loss, but I do have hopes of a good loss, nonetheless.



  
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JUMPINJULIE 4/3/2014 4:59PM

    Congrats on the 12 pounds that is awesome happy dance time.

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POINTAFTER 3/29/2014 1:06PM

    12 pounds is a great springboard to get you going. Does it mention maintenance? It sounds like it would be difficult for you to eat this way for an extended period of time. If you commit to clean eating though you'll be fine. But like you said, clean eating 365 is tough!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PANFRIEDTROUT 3/26/2014 6:20PM

   
congrats on your weight loss and I applaud your determination & commitment. I can't follow this diet because of the "No Dairy & No Caffeine" restrictions.

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/25/2014 4:17PM

    How exciting!

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MEEKA71 3/25/2014 1:20PM

    Wow, those are some impressive results!
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Props to you for embarking on this journey! I don't think I'd have the courage for such a restrictive diet - No caffeine? No wheat? No dairy? I don't know what I do, lol.

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GENRE009 3/25/2014 12:12PM

    I read what you wrote, and I can understand all of what you wrote. The first one is almost like a roughage diet, where you are basically getting everything from the food. but I question it, because without protein the hair gets thinner, and it damages your organs-& eyes, plus the body needs healthy fats to strengthen it. Without the sugars, sweeteners, caffeine's you don't have that blood spike. I noticed that this is keeping you away from processed-non nutrient foods, salt, sugar, & allergy triggers-that's good.I went to a holistic doctor, and he pushed this for your 1st month of switching into all organ. He said a lot of people lost 30 & up. But he included healthy fats & meats. AS life style change, not drastic like this.
Then you go into 2, protein & vegetables. Well if you do this, you actually can process the protein faster. As long as they are low glycemic vegetables. I still feel you need to have healthy fats. Do you stay on this long? Then stage 3 is on the week-end where most of us blow are diet. this makes sense. I bet this really lowers your cholesterol. You do a lot of fiber, that's good. Where do I find out how to look at your food tracker? I might try this for my last 20 pounds. eva


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JUSTME29 3/25/2014 8:47AM

    I've given this one some thought too, but for now it's just not for me. Being restricted to no dairy is a big deal for me, I have milk with meals at least once a day. No alcohol and no caffeine I could live with, but no wheat, corn, soy or dairy I'm not sure I could manage while still feeding my hubby and son.

Great loss though! I know this is a plan that really works if you stick to it, so good luck to you!

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GODSCHILDAMYB 3/25/2014 8:23AM

    You are doing awesome! I am going to look at your food tracking so I can get an idea. Some of the foods I saw on the page you listed I don't eat anyway. Thanks for an idea!

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KIM22211 3/25/2014 2:54AM

    I am happy for you!!! I have just come to the conclusion that I cant "do" any diets because if I am not willing to do it for life then too many times it just backfires on me but that could just be me. I just have come to the realization for me that this is foreeeeeevvvvvver and like it or not, I have to suck it up and do right for my health. But really this sounds like a very healthy healthy diet! Stick with it! Sometimes we just need that push to get us really going and this sounds like your push!!! I am impressed!!!

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2BDYNAMIC 3/24/2014 9:11PM

    emoticon But it is scary the 'no caffeine' day ............ emoticon How would I survive? .......... emoticon

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HAPPYDAWNM 3/24/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon Great news on the weight loss!!

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IGNITEME101 3/24/2014 7:56PM

    Good job. I may check out your food nutrition, too.
Not ready to make this big of a change yet, but who knows?

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KITT52 3/24/2014 7:23PM

    emoticon ..hope this works for you...I am interested in what you can eat

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/24/2014 5:57PM

    emoticon I know what you mean about some foods being hard to find here in mid-west tiny town in the middle of no-where. I think the hardest part will be finding nitrate and nitrite free meats. I bought some dried beans so that I can cook them up and put them in containers in the freezer. It will be cheaper and no sodium that way. I'm going to get as much as I can online. I'm so glad that this is working for you so far though! Glad it's getting easier too. I know you'll have another good week even if you don't lose 12 pounds! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/24/2014 5:44PM

    Sounds like it is working for you! congrats!!

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RACEWELLWON 3/24/2014 3:03PM

    I am a FIRM BELEIVER in do what works for you - healthy choice - many of my friends here on Spark do not eat the conventional foods by choice ,but still consume good food and are losing and are healthy- even myself - so I understand , I sometimes have difficulties finding the food supplies even here in the big city - Stair workouts are great !! No need to apologize - its still cardio - Great info - Thanks emoticon Karen

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PROPMAN1 3/24/2014 3:03PM

  Good Luck! Sounds too complicated for me and too restrictive. I hope it works for you.

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Blue Orchid

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Aloha! the advice I need is... how do I keep orchids alive? :)
Yesterday while we were out and about, my hubby bought me the most beautiful tropical blue orchid I have ever seen, actually the only blue orchid I have ever seen... is it the real color? I don't know, can they alter colors in orchids like they do carnations? Anyhow, I just want to keep it alive, but I don't have a green thumb, so any help and advice is most welcome! Here's a pic of it but keep in mind, this pic does not do the real thing justice.



So... how do I keep it beautiful and blooming, what do I do when these blooms fade or wither? The tag it came with says bright room, no direct sunlight, once a week set pot in water for 5 minutes, let drain off.... and that's it.

UPDATE: Just learned that these are color infused and will probably re-bloom white. I'm ok with that. This blue I'm enjoying now is worth it. :) Also, if it re-blooms at all it means I'm doing something right! I also found my orchid and care tips from the place that sells and grows them! Had I looked beyond the limited care tips on the tag, I would have found the website address which shared much more info and I could have spared y'all this blog. :)

Also, here's a pic of my little Daisy in her ugly Christmas sweater I bought her back at Christmastime. I had meant to put this up a long while back, but forgot about it. It's actually a little big on her, but I double up sweaters on her when it's cold outside, so she needed it a little big. :)

  
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WATERONE 3/16/2014 10:24AM

    Gorgeous. No tips because have never done orchids. Hope you can keep it going.

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CASEYSAUER 3/12/2014 1:04PM

    It's a beautiful flower. I promise not to go near it so it won't die. I do not have a green thumb!

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JUSTME29 3/12/2014 8:56AM

    What a pretty orchid! I don't have a green thumb either - I can keep some basic house plants alive, but nothing that requires any kind of special care.

That sweater is great on her.

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CREPEDCRUSADER 3/11/2014 2:18PM

    Pretty! emoticon

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MOTHERBEAR4 3/11/2014 8:27AM

    Lovely orchid and your dog is cute. The sweater is great, not an ugly color at all!

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TWEETYKC00 3/11/2014 6:33AM

    That orchid is wonderful! Your little pup is cute, sweater or no sweater!

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JUMPINJULIE 3/10/2014 4:58PM

    The orchid is beautiful. I hope it rebloom's. Your dog looks so cute in the sweater.

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PHEBESS 3/10/2014 9:31AM

    Gorgeous!

I lived in the Caribbean for 25 years and had orchids - things I was told:

1. Don't transplant often - and don't use soil, use special orchid bark blend potting medium. And yes to light, but not necessarily direct sunlight. (It can burn the leaves.)

2. Use an unglazed clay pot (terra cotta) - there are special orchid pots with large drainage slits.

3. Orchids don't like "wet feet" - as in they die if the roots sit in water for too long. So if indoors, keep the orchid on gravel (or glass stone things, or something) in a larger pot or dish - so the extra water will drain out of the pot.

4. If your house is dry during the winter, you could use a plant mister and spritz the orchid once or twice a week (not on watering days). Also, if you have a large dish under the orchid pot and the plant is raised up, you can leave some water in the dish to evaporate and make a little humidity for the orchid.

5. I've used dish rinse water on my orchids - not sure if they like the slight soapiness or not, but it never bothered them.

6. Let the blooms go to seed. Probably won't start new plants, most orchids send up new shoots.

That's about it. They really aren't as fussy as you'd think. Just don't let them sit in water and they'll be fine.

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NGCHILD 3/10/2014 8:44AM

    What a sweet hubby! I can't offer any advice on the orchid as I have never tried to keep one alive. Good luck to you!!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/10/2014 1:22AM

    Beautiful orchid!!
I got the best advice from a man who had an orchid farm and was a horticulturist who was AMAZING with all plants, but orchids in particular!
After he gave me this advice, I never killed another orchid. My blooms lasted forever and the plats are all still healthy today.
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You want fairly large ice cubes.
Space them out evenly over the soil.
Once a week.
And the rest of the info you mentioned is all correct. No direct sunlight but lots of light.
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CATHYGETSFIT 3/9/2014 11:43PM

    I love orchids but haven't had success with them. I don't have very good lighting anywhere in my house. The only thing I've been able to keep alive, barely, is a bamboo plant. I use to have all kinds of plants but I just don't have good lighting in my home. Good luck with the orchid!

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MCJULIEO 3/9/2014 9:19PM

    So GORGEOUS! All I know is that mine lasted a really long time in the kitchen windowsill where there was plenty of humidity.....still there flourishing but not blooming...yet..

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SIEGRID 3/9/2014 7:00PM

    The orchid is an amazing colour!!!! But as for care, alas, I have not a green thumb. Quite the opposite, I can tell you haw to kill it emoticon that, I seem quite good at!!!


Sweet little dog in her 'ugly' sweater!!!!!

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GODSCHILDAMYB 3/9/2014 6:54PM

    I have no idea how to keep an orchid alive, but I do like it's color! It truly is gorgeous!!!

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NEWTINK 3/9/2014 5:48PM

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GENRE009 3/9/2014 4:04PM

    I would definitely cal;l a plant store, and do it quickly. cause you never know with the heat if it's suppose to have moisture all the time, or let the ground dry out, it direct light will damage, or indirect is better. eva

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/9/2014 3:38PM

    Wonderful! I love the ugly sweater as much as the gorgeous orchid!

When I was given a gift of an orchid, I stopped by our local Orchid Society meeting to ask about the questions I had. They were SO kind and helpful!

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2BDYNAMIC 3/9/2014 1:30PM

    The orchid is gorgeous .......... You may call a reputable plant store that sells them; they will be able to answer all your Q.s ............ I don't think they take a lot of water ......... But the experts will know in detail .......... :)

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BIGPAWSUP 3/9/2014 1:00PM

    I have never had luck with orchids but that is LOVELY! Hope you find the happy medium with it.

Love the ugly sweater.

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SINGINGLADY47 3/9/2014 1:00PM

    i wish I could help. I kill every plant I try to grow except for my bamboo plant which need very little attention. Good luck.

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KTTAYLOR21 3/9/2014 12:52PM

    Your orchids are simply beautiful!! Blue is my FAVORITE color! I have no advice, only... google it!!



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ALICIA214 3/9/2014 12:31PM

 

The only thing I know about orchids is do not over water them and they are beautiful
I hope you enjoy yours for a loooog time.

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GARDENCHRIS 3/9/2014 12:30PM

    very pretty flower! Never grown orchids before.... I'm sure you can do a web search and get more info. good luck!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/9/2014 12:23PM

    I have several orchids (looks a lot like yours) and directions were to give it 5 ice cubes a week! They are laid on the top of the soil and melt slowly! Besides the direction that came with the plant I went on line and researched them! There is a wealth of knowledge there! Aren't they gorgeous?

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Feb 2014 review

Saturday, March 01, 2014

More stress. I gained this time, though ... not all I had lost in January, at least. Not much else to say. I'm bummed, but determined and keep telling myself to not look back, only forward. This is where I am NOW. I'm visualizing where I'm going to be in one month.
I'm going to make March a success.






  
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JUMPINJULIE 3/10/2014 4:55PM

    You can do it.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/10/2014 1:14AM

    Looking forward, moving forward, onwards and upwards!!
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WATERONE 3/4/2014 9:46AM

    Good you aren't beating yourself up. Wishing you a great and successful March. emoticon

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CASEYSAUER 3/4/2014 6:50AM

    Excellent attitude! You can do it!

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/3/2014 1:58AM

    February wasn't a good month for me either. I lost 1.5 lbs and then gained it back the next week. Didn't gain again but didn't lose either. We can and WILL make a March a success!! Remember how far we've both come in this battle. It's not over yet. The fat lady hasn't sung yet! emoticon

Come on, let's make March a successful month that we can be proud of!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 3/2/2014 4:39PM

    Tough month but the important thing is to keep a positive attitude emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/2/2014 4:01PM

    It's a fresh start. Come on, you can do it.

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PHEBESS 3/2/2014 2:32AM

    "Two steps forward, one step back."

It happens, we've all been there. And we pick ourselves up and start fresh tomorrow.

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SINGINGLADY47 3/1/2014 9:49PM

    Don't look back, you are NOT going in that direction. One step forward at a time. God bless. emoticon Judi

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SIEGRID 3/1/2014 8:28PM

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JUSTME29 3/1/2014 6:47PM

    My February was pretty weak too. I'm definitely going to work on making March better. Let's do this together.

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/1/2014 3:06PM

    You can do this!

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COOP9002 3/1/2014 2:35PM

    We all have setbacks. Stay the course and you'll be fine. Remember how far you've already come.

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LACEYKYLE 3/1/2014 2:16PM

    I like your inspirational quotes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 3/1/2014 12:45PM

    Don't be too bummed--I gained also but as yu were so sweet to read today's blog ............ I am putting the brakes on and making March 1 a new start! emoticon ........... We can do this--oh yeah!!

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IXCHEL23 3/1/2014 12:27PM

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Great quotes!

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