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~~~Friday's Finale~~~

Friday, February 15, 2013

Today is the day for me to prepare for relaxation and working out.
I plan to kick up my feet,
Pour a glass of Moscato,
Turn on some Coltrane,
and chill like there's no tomorrow.

It's Friday!
This is MY day...
No school on Monday (President's Day)
I may have a few dollars to my name ***Emphasis on A FEW***,
But I'm still content knowing that I WILL CHILL.

Maybe a dollar movie emoticon
Walk on the beach (I'm jogging too) emoticon emoticon
Ya girl is ready!

It's Friday's Finale.


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SPARKLE1908 2/18/2013 7:04PM


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WALLAHALLA 2/15/2013 11:22PM

    We get a 3 day weekend as well. I plan on sleeping in, then roller skating. I'm not going to let school even cross my mind until Tuesday morning.

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POMATOJUICE 2/15/2013 9:57PM

    I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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KAJANA 2/15/2013 5:10PM

    Enjoy!!!!. I envy you right now!!!

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SEAWILLOW 2/15/2013 4:57PM


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Temptation...Ain't Gonna Happen BABY!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I looked at this and thought, "Hmmm... This sure looks good!"

But my goal is to be here
So you think I'm going to let a few bites of pleasure mess up my goal?

Think again!
Ya girl is on a mission to "FINE-NESS".

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X5X52000 2/14/2013 3:41PM

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SPARKLISE 2/13/2013 9:34AM

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SEAWILLOW 2/13/2013 3:15AM

    Woo Hoo for choosing health!

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WALLAHALLA 2/12/2013 11:10PM

    I'd go for a strawberry or two off the top, before the sugar was added. It does look yummy.

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EDUCGRAD 2/12/2013 7:05PM

    Way to go ,keeping your eye on your goal!! emoticon

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SKEEWEE2MEK 2/12/2013 6:50PM

    Whoo lawdy! That cheesecake sure does look good! emoticon with the willpower!

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BABY_GIRL69 2/12/2013 6:45PM

    I have given in but I still make sure I am spread them out & not all in one

God bless & thanks for the motivation tonight...


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A Good Day...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Last night I didn't win the queen contest for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Phi Omega Chapter's Mardi Gras Ball.

I'm fine with that because it was fun targeting funds for scholarships, program initiatives, and other worthy needs. So the festivities concluded today with the Mardi Gras parade.

After about 21/2 miles, we ran out of beads....Uh oh!
Good thing we saw 2 sorority sisters who had more beads. They gave us more beads to throw which lasted until the last block. Talk about a close call!

Yes, today was a good, fun- filled day! I slept for 3 hours after the parade. I guess last night and a morning parade was a bit much for my energy...

emoticon time is over for me.
King cake does sound good though...Hmmmmm!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 2/13/2013 10:43PM

    Better luck next time. And whatever it is it sounds interesting.

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LILYBELLE8 2/11/2013 8:11PM

    This sounds so fun - hardly anything we would ever see in the snow-covered mountains of Idaho. You go, girl!

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WALLAHALLA 2/10/2013 10:56PM

    fun fun fun

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CIERAPOET 2/10/2013 7:29PM


I'm so glad you had a good time on Saturday. That nap probably refreshed your body a bit too. I know you are enjoying a great day with the family. Be Blessed and Be HAPPY! emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 2/10/2013 5:06AM

    Sounds like a great time! Great fundraising!

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Golytely (go-lightly)...salty gallon solution...Must drink!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let's just say that the label is HIGHLY misleading.

This crap tastes like, "Jesus help me" with a side of "Just shoot me".
I must drink this solution prior to my colonoscopy tomorrow afternoon.
Why is it that torture must preceed a solution in the medical world?
I don't fear the procedure. It's the solution (if you will) that I'm swallowing that's got me in a tizzy! emoticon An entire gallon must be consumed. The WHOLE thing!

Sidebar: I feel so bloated and gassy! Is that my stomach? Oh Lord!

I am sucking on a piece of lime when I come up for air. Wooooo! The aftertaste resembles salty chalk. Yes, salty chalk water. Can I just suck on a piece of burnt rubber between 2 slices of toast? I'm sure that would taste better.

I keep saying to myself, "This is temporary. It won't last much longer. It's all for a good cause."

Then, I drink faster....
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
Long drag (suck)...
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
This goes on until I finish the water bottle I poured it in. - - - Psychological method
Any suggestions are welcomed!

Sorry for yelling.

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CIERAPOET 2/9/2013 11:34AM

    Oh I never had to drink anything as that. I don't think I ever want to. They need to develop something where the taste does not bring as much agony as the issue. I'm sure it can be done but glad you got through that part of it! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/2/2013 9:59PM

    Sorry you had to drink that but its over now...hope you won't have to do it again....sounds horrible!

Let's hope it does what is should so we can focus on your recovery!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 1/31/2013 10:40PM

    Nothing- I got nothing!!!! All I can do is keep you on my prayer list and let you know that you have me in your corner. You are STRONG, AWESOME & FAB!

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BKLYNDIVA 1/31/2013 1:53AM

    I heard you Soror, I have drank that Barium crap before. Mine was apple flavored, who likes chalky apples. emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 1/30/2013 8:48PM

    My dr developed a "cocktail" which was very palatable! Sounds like he should market that recipe based on the all negative comments.

Hope all went well --- you're wise to DO it now and not put it off!

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JAZZEJR 1/30/2013 5:30PM

    Oh, yeah--It's a memory we don't like being reminded of :) But you'll survive! Just gulp and guzzle.

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WALLAHALLA 1/30/2013 2:15PM

    It isn't just the taste, it is the way that stuff "feels" in your mouth. Been there, done that, enough times that I have tried all 6 available flavors. None of them taste good, and none of them helped. I took mine out and let it warm to room temperature. That helped me tolerate it better.

Hope everything comes out OK.

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MISCHIEFBOI 1/30/2013 11:56AM

    Ms. Sonya,
Tis the next day. You made it!
Well done on keeping your sense of humor during an entirely unpleasant thing.
With all the medical advances, One would think it could at least taste like a chocolate shake.
I hope there is nothing wrong and all comes out *crystal clear* emoticon
Must admit, I have assisted in many of these procedures but never actually undergone one myself. Thank God...err...I mean looking forward to the torture and painful gas one day.
Ma'am you really deserve to treat yourself today. emoticon

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OBIESMOM2 1/30/2013 9:36AM

    yeah...I have a feeling that's in my near future. I have a very sensitive gag reflex. I didn't make through all of the pre-surgery clean out they gave me when I had my hysterectomy...and it was only a quart!

I've heard they have a pill option. When my time comes, I will have to ask for that. There is no way I can drink a gallon. It's just not possible without me puking.

I hope everything goes well with your procedure. And good for you for doing this! It's unpleasant, but VERY important.

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SEAWILLOW 1/30/2013 8:22AM

    This too shall pass..will be over and your test complete!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 1/30/2013 7:09AM

    emoticon emoticon Howdy! from the DFW area of Texas!

I agree with you.....yuck emoticon .

My mother always told me that...."sometimes we just have to do something anyway."

Besides the "whole thing" gallon, the most important issue is to have a good procedure done in order to check everything out, and not have to repeat it! Think about it that way.

Hope all of your results are as you want them to be.

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/30/2013 6:21AM

    Just do what you have to do...your SparkFriends are in your corner!

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PATSYB7 1/30/2013 5:42AM

    Yuck, been there done that and now I have to do it every five years, not 10 like my husband. But I am grateful--they found/removed a precancerous polyp. Just think how good you'll feel when it's all said and done. My thoughts are with you today. emoticon

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SLFGOLF 1/30/2013 1:08AM

    So sorry. I always hate the prep more than the procedure. I have those done every 3 years. They've switched me to where I take pills now for the prep. At least its easier going down. The best advice is eat some jello with it. It helps a little with the taste. Good luck with the procedure.

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    "This crap tastes like, "Jesus help me" with a side of "Just shoot me". "

This made me laugh.out.loud. Hilarious! I need to remember this and use this quote sometime!!
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Oh, and, uh, sucks that you're drinking that heaven-in-a-cup.

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"Doc, what CAN I eat?!?"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"No fruits, veggies, roughage, spicy, or greasy foods..." is the verbiage that keeps ringing in my head every time I attempt to eat.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my progress, I have been diagnosed as formerly having Crohn's disease which was removed from a region of my large and small intestine about 11 years ago. A few weeks later, I was pregnant with my youngest and only son.

Back to my condition...
After yesterday's visit to the GI, I was told that my diagnosis was inaccurate in so many words. The surgeon informed me the summer of 2002 after performing surgery, "You do not have Crohn's...I removed a tumor the size of a small grapefruit in the affected area."

How am I supposed to feel when another doctor says something different?

The intern sitting in the office looked as if I was in denial. Then, as though I wasn't in the room, says to the doctor,"She doesn't know she has Crohn's disease".

I wanted to "go off" on him and knock him into reality with my words. Glad I am such a tolerant woman. Must be all these years of middle school teaching...

So, today was a pain-free day with no pain meds taken.
They make me too drowsy...

Will keep you all updated after my scheduled colonoscopy next week.

Until then...

Never give up!
"Take care of yourself and each other." ----Jerry Springer

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JAZZEJR 1/25/2013 8:52AM

    OMG--Doctors! Maybe you had both?!!! But wouldn't you have had those recent symptoms all along? Well, let's stop playing doctor and wait for the test results. OMG--hope we didn't bring it on by emphasizing all those grains & veggies in our challenge! Glad you're feeling better. emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 1/24/2013 1:09PM

    Praying for you Soror...hopefully they can suggest things to give you a balanced diet...get some rest emoticon

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CIERAPOET 1/24/2013 11:48AM

    Hello My Dear Sister! emoticon

I'm Glad I Just Got Out Of Corporate Prayer And The Presence Of My God Is Still Upon Me....I put a Word In Your Goodie!
Love & Abundant Blessings Upon You!
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SEAWILLOW 1/24/2013 7:34AM

    You may want to try Ensure Plus or Boost Plus to add nutrients to your diet.
Pizza helps me and I read a milkshake for calcium..

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WALLAHALLA 1/23/2013 11:02PM

    How do you get a well balanced diet with no fruits or veggies?

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LUVGOODMUZIK 1/23/2013 10:03PM

    Sounds like the intern needs a lesson in bedside manner. I hope everything goes well next week..who needs greasy foods anyway? LOL!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/23/2013 9:36PM

    I hope it all goes well next week. You handled the situation with class emoticon . Better stock up on baked chicken and toast! What meal plan ideas do you have so far? That list requires some serious creativity!

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