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Chocolate Age Calculator

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fun chocolate calculator - It was right on for me!
Wish I was smart enough to figure it out!


Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-
but the Godiva Chocolate Lady will know!


This is pretty neat.

It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun!


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)


2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait, while you get the calculator!

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1762 ..
If you haven't, add 1761.

6... Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

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You should have a three digit number
The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


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M77355 6/22/2012 6:56PM


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PARKERCM 5/22/2012 3:58PM

  Too fun!!

I love math...and chocolate! emoticon

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AWOOD1973 5/22/2012 12:51PM

    This absolutely COOL!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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THINAGIN2 5/22/2012 12:26PM

    That's pretty interesting and accurate for me. Thanks for sharing with us!

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ECOAGE 5/22/2012 10:48AM

    LOL --- this works as far as figuring out my age but not surprising to me because I never could keep my secrets away from CHOCOLATE!!!!
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JANNEPERRY 5/22/2012 10:11AM

    That was sooooo fun! It really worked. Too bad I really can't successfully have chocolate 5X weekly! emoticon

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PHEBESS 5/22/2012 9:06AM


I've seen this before - and if you change the number to add (the 1761 or 1762) it still works!

I have no idea how, though - I haven't figured out the math behind it.

But hey, chocolate 9 times a week would be fabulous!!!

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SKMINNY 5/22/2012 7:40AM

    ha ha , that was great!! give me chocolate!!

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GAYLLYNNE 5/22/2012 6:53AM

    Oh dear, well, think I'll go have some chocolate....... emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/22/2012 12:32AM

    worked for me too (except the chocolate payout itself) These things nearly always work for me because my birthday is so early in January!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/22/2012 12:29AM

    It worked for me!

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 5/22/2012 12:25AM

    worked for me

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EDDYMEESE 5/22/2012 12:20AM

    ALMOST :) It was off by one year, but close!!!

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The newest awesomest inspirational video for me

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Saw this link on Facebook. I don't know if this guy is on SparkPeople - if he is, I'd give him a bunch of SparkGoodies. This video is SOOO inspiring!! Even my son thinks it is cool how much this warrior progresses in his yoga skills!!

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DOTSLADY 5/12/2012 5:47PM

    Made me cry. It doesn't help that's the song I listen to over and over whilst thinking about my marriage - lol. What an AWESOME vid, thanks so much for sharing the inspiration. He's amazing. So are you, now go out there and work it!
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CANINE_MAMA 5/10/2012 8:55PM

    WOW! That was a neat video. Very inspirational.

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BAZNCAZ 5/9/2012 12:43PM

    SUPER VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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M77355 5/9/2012 10:38AM

    Thank you for posting this!

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JANNEPERRY 5/9/2012 10:35AM

    That is inspirational! Thanks for sharing the link! emoticon

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    That is an inspiring video. Thank you for sharing.

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MJ7DM33 5/9/2012 12:38AM

  This really is a great video!!! Thx for sharing!!!

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BRENNAGIRL 5/9/2012 12:35AM

    I was sharing this last week. It's amazing isn't it? What determination and belief in yourself can accomplish. Amazing.

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JILLYBEAN25 5/9/2012 12:27AM

    That was so awesome! Thank you, what a great share!

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Left Shoulder

Monday, May 07, 2012

Through a combination of events last week, I have really messed up my left shoulder bad. It hit just as sunset was beginning, en route to Lawton for a wedding Sat afternoon (my husband'sz neice). It has been so bad we also thought maybe I was having heart attack but the pain does seem to be a point in the hollow part immediately to the right of that top bone forming my left shoulder.

So I hope to get in to see my doctor today, after my husband gets back from his dental appointment (the one that has already been postponed once aleady.) I didn't sleep well last night (okay so like 3.5 hours), being a side sleeper etc...

I keep dozing off writing this. Will update later as I can.

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JESSIKA_56 5/9/2012 8:28AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope the doctor's plan of action works quickly!

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JULESJ1OK 5/8/2012 4:11PM

    Hi again Julia,

Hope you get the right help to heal that shoulder. There must be something in the air in Oklahoma today...I am soooo sleepy too. I had 7 1/2 hours of sleep but still can't keep my eyes open, hubby too. Take care, take a power snooze if you can. I'm going to make an iced coffee...bye for now.


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I_GOT_THIS_ 5/7/2012 11:45PM

    Yikes, Julia! Now I'm going to WORRY about you until you give us an update!!!

DON'T fool around and think it's nothing.... Get yourself to the doctor's office

{{{Hugs & Love}}}

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GAYLLYNNE 5/7/2012 4:27PM

    I've had shoulder trouble, yuck!! Ice will help a lot! good luck!

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THEEASYKILL30 5/7/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Get well soon!

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What do old clothes weigh?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Awkkkk confession... I bought this bag of "Brasil Party Cocoa Covered Wafers"... Innocent little bag. I forgot to check the ingredients. They were on sale at Big Lots in their "International Foods" section. Made in Italy, the leading producers of seductive foods of chocolate...sugar...faaaaaat. One serving is 3 of these little sugar bombs. Only 174 calories. Approximately seven servings in that siren red shiny mylar bag. Slutty little devils have 9 grams of fat, 8 of it is SATURATED fat!! Zero grams trans fat - well, whoopy woo lah lah do!

WHY did I not preach to the choir to myself in the store and check the labels before I wandered off to the cashiers stand?

Now I know why my husband calls it "Pig Lots". Oink!

So... Feeling disgusted and frankly sick to my stomach, I took some charcoal - maybe it will stench up some of the mess before the heart attack hits.

And then I thought, wellll, better burn some calories and do something RIGHT for a change. Was trying to put away laundry and decided I might as well weed out the clothes that were too big (or ugly, worn out, had irritating seams and stains I'd never been able to get washed out), along with clothes that I used to wear 25-35 pounds ago, and got them all crammed into one of those ZipLock Size 2X storage bags, 32" tall below the zipper seam.

I was shocked when I picked it up - for one, couldn't believe how heavy it seemed and how poor my muscle tone has gotten since I quit going to Curves some four or five years ago. Decided to weigh myself and the lying scale claims I've lost weight, despite scarfing down the entire bag of chocolatey sugar wafers.... But that bag weighed 31 pounds!! Who knew clothes weighed that much?? And 32" - that's ummm 12x2=24 plus another 12" would be ummm 36" so this is like just over 2.5 feet tall. I'm looking here at the bag and it looks like its the same basic height and girth as a small child, older toddler!!


So ... Wow.... Something to wrap my head around. My dryer is calling. Thinking I'll take a photo later and edit it into this blog later.

Meanwhile I can feel my sinuses beginning to revolt.


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JANNEPERRY 4/28/2012 8:25AM

    Don't you almost hate that you're down after the sinful candy! It ALMOST makes it seem like a good idea!

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Tornado Funds

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"The entire donation to the Tornado Fund will go to tornado recovery assistance. No administrative fees will be charged.

Donations can be made online at Checks payable to United Way of the Plains Tornado Fund can be mailed to United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67202. A $10 donation can be made by texting REBUILD to 80088."

Read more here:


The best way to help tornado survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial donation. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. To donate by credit card, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, 350 Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Donors may also text "Shelter" to 80888 to give $10. Please be sure to designate your gift “Kansas Tornadoes”.

*A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army by Reply STOP to 80888 to stop. Reply HELP to 80888 for help. For terms, see

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JANNEPERRY 4/18/2012 10:15PM

    Thanks for sharing the information Julia! emoticon

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BRANDTSGIRL 4/18/2012 2:26PM

    Hugs to ALL those who are affected by the tornadoes, even the ones in my home state Iowa:)

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MARCHEM 4/18/2012 12:27PM

    That's wonderful. I know what you guys are going through. We're still recovering in Joplin. My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow mid-westerners.

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DAWNDMOORE40 4/18/2012 8:21AM

    emoticonPlease know I send prayers to all of the people who were impacted by these horrible storms! I think it is wonderful that we have programs such as United Way that are out there to help people that go throughs tragedies such as this one! God bless you! emoticon

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