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Some Friday Fun...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shopping Setup: You're gonna love it

This ought to give you a few laughs!

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DS9KIE 3/23/2012 11:37PM

    funny

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L*I*T*A* 3/23/2012 10:48PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/23/2012 9:15PM

    That was hysterical! Thanks for sharing Yvonne.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/23/2012 8:27PM

    Too funny!

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LIVINGFREE19 3/23/2012 7:04PM

    That was hilarious!!

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LGAR519 3/23/2012 6:49PM

    Poor guys!

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WILLOW49 3/23/2012 6:34PM

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MJK0430 3/23/2012 5:54PM

    That was great!!!

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I am on cloud 9 with this NSV...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

So in case you don't know, a NSV is what is known as a non scale victory. What has me jumping for joy?

Yesterday I was dry brushing before my shower and I noticed that my bulging varicose veins were gone on my right leg. Unbelievable! I examined my legs and most of my varicose veins have disappeared on both legs. None are bulging anymore and the remaining are almost non-existent. The spider veins are almost gone too!

Last month I noticed that the age spots I was beginning to see show up on my hands were almost gone. I am happy to say they are now totally gone. Ugh I am going to turn 57 in a few short days, so age spots go away and stay gone. My skin looks so good because of what I eat.

What do I attribute this to? My Raw Food Diet of course. Raw Food ages you in reverse. It is also quite common for new hair growth to come in at your natural color. I would love to see this happen. I will admit I color my hair blonde. I am a natural brown haired girl. emoticon

So what are you waiting for? Eat up those Raw fruits and Veggies!

  
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GARDENSTAR 3/23/2012 7:20PM

    that's amazing! I am really going to load up on raw salads after seeing this.

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MJK0430 3/23/2012 4:39PM

    I'm not totally raw yet, maybe 70%, but I swear I have less gray coming in now with drinking all those green smoothies. Congrats on your NSV!

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-ICANDOIT- 3/23/2012 2:55PM

    WOW!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO GET RID OF MY SPIDER VEINS!

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BMCKEOW1 3/23/2012 12:57PM

    Way to go that's awesome.

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SECRETMUSIC 3/23/2012 7:45AM

    The news about your veins is wonderful!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/23/2012 7:25AM

    You are RAWsome! Just think what would happen if you did a 92 day juice feast???? LOL LOL

Love ya gal!

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THE70SNUT 3/23/2012 3:28AM

    This is an awesome post. So many things that reverse on us in life, love hearing the good stuff!

If my natural hair color came back in, I'm not sure what I'd do, I don't know if I remember it! emoticon

But if is shows up without the gray, I'll keep it!

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CLEUTHAUS 3/23/2012 1:35AM

    Congrats!! I dry brush everyday too:) Love it

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/23/2012 12:39AM

    That is wonderful!

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DS9KIE 3/23/2012 12:22AM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/23/2012 12:22AM

    Congratulations on your NSV!
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DARA52 3/22/2012 11:40PM

    That is the best! So happy for you! I thought you were going to say that you beat them in to submission with your dry brush! :) What a pic!

emoticon Hugs!

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L*I*T*A* 3/22/2012 11:18PM

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Comment edited on: 3/22/2012 11:18:22 PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/22/2012 10:31PM

    will do.... congratulations on your NSV! Love ya, Dawn

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ROSALIEESTHER 3/22/2012 10:10PM

    What a wonderful feeling! I'm very happy for you.

Love the NSV idea!

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LOOZINITNOW 3/22/2012 10:08PM

    emoticonon some awesome NSV's!!!!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 3/22/2012 9:52PM

    I think I am heading out to try to buy more fresh fruits and veggies to eat healthier, my natural color is a brown but I would love to get rid of the gray


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Spring is a time of Renewal, Rebirth, and HopeÖ

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The vernal equinox arrived at 1:14 A.M. (ET) this morning, marking the earliest start to spring in 116 years.


Spring arrived today! emoticonHappy Days! As I walked outside yesterday to get my mail I noticed all of my crocuses were up. My irises were starting to break thru the ground, so many new green little shoots. I can hardly wait for the beautiful purple flowers. I love this time of year.

Spring is a time of:








With Spring
As the sun shines brighter and longer on our days
The earth begins to awaken.

Like a sleepy, stretching child
She slowly sends her shoots, tiny but strong
Reaching upward out of the darkness
Into the light.
Author unknown

Letís all brush off the cobwebs, open up the windows, let the sun and warmth in, push out those winter blues, and embrace the season. Letís do the same with our journey here on Spark People. Jump for joy and start anew. Rededicate yourselves to the journey you started here on Spark People.
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BMCKEOW1 3/22/2012 11:42AM

    Around here it's felt like spring for a while. I love it though, I love being outside with the sun shining and it's warm out. Doesn't get much better then that.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/22/2012 9:39AM

    With those nice little new buds also becomes allergy season once again.
I love spring though!
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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/22/2012 6:05AM

    I saw those little darlings my self yesterday. Spring is here. I wish the sun would come out for more than 4 minutes!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/20/2012 7:53PM

    I love spring. Love the pictures that you've shared here. Nice. Great talking to you last night. I love you my sister/friend.

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HELEN_BRU 3/20/2012 5:11PM

    Hope we get some of that nice spring weather here soon too! emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/20/2012 5:03PM

    Yes spring is making its loveliness known, here too the bulbs are in bloom and we are having lovely colors everywhere. I always think of my Gran this time of the year she had such a lovely garden.
time for the joys of rebirth.
Smiles and hugs
Deb

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L*I*T*A* 3/20/2012 12:48PM

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LGAR519 3/20/2012 12:01PM

    One of my lilac bushes has buds on it. Please God, don't let a late frost kill it before I see what color the flowers are. I don't remember what color lilac I planted 3 years ago. Frost got it last year!!

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DARA52 3/20/2012 11:35AM

    I think we still have winter here. But my fruit trees are starting to bud and the weeds are having a great time! LOL... Thanks for a light to start my day.

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WILLOW49 3/20/2012 11:34AM

    Spring has sprung!
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LMCBUD 3/20/2012 10:50AM

    AHHHHH,you said it! Thanks for the few moments of beautiful reflection :)

Happy Spring emoticon

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FITSPOGUY 3/20/2012 10:36AM

    OMG I totally didn't know today is/was the first day of spring. WOW WOW WOW

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RICHILA 3/20/2012 10:01AM

    Thank you for adding beauty to my day! emoticon

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 3/20/2012 9:05AM

    Spring is my favorite!!

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Sometimes getting sidetracked isn't so bad...

Sunday, March 18, 2012



emoticonThis seemed to be my motto of the day. Started off with 2 hours in the pool at the gym but it all went downhill from there. I had all good intentions for today, had is the key here. I was going to Spring clean my home office and kitchen when I returned. The weather sidetracked me. Today was absolutely gorgeous! The rest of the week is supposed to be even better, it's supposed to be in the 70's all week which for March is unbelievable.

I'll be real busy at work with no time to goof off because I am still learning the new computer system. Let's just say computers and me do not mix. I know my job it is their system that is hanging me up. They tell me I am doing well and picking it up pretty fast but you know me, I always have to be perfect.

I am my own worst enemy. I set myself up for frustration. I need to just chill and let it all sink in my brain on it's own schedule not yesterday like I want it to be.

Sooooooooooo today I feel perfectly fine with my procrastination. emoticon

  
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FITSPOGUY 3/19/2012 7:49PM

    2 hours in the pool... wow! Best to look at the Pluses 'cause you did great on the pluses!

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QUEENDEBRINA 3/19/2012 4:13PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself....just think about all the vitamin D you absorbed. It's been unseasonable warm here in St Louis. We've been in the 80's over six times this month.

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BMCKEOW1 3/19/2012 12:22PM

    Here it's been so warm as well and that is a distraction to me. I love being outside, so I've moved some of my workouts outside. I get to do two things I love that way.

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 3/19/2012 6:20AM

    Hey Yvonne, be easy on yourself! If I had spent two hours in the pool, I would have come home to the sunshine and said...oh, look at the beautiful day - who cares about housekeeping when there is life to be lived and sun to be enjoyed. My philosophy is that housework is NEVER my first priority. Too many things in life to enjoy, housework will get done when it is too much to bear or there is a real need.

If you want to come and visit, just let me know and I will clean before you get here.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/19/2012 1:45AM

    Yes, get out and enjoy your weather. It's been amazing here in Colorado to, 71 today. This is not March weather at all.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/18/2012 11:01PM

    That hammock looks delightful! Wish that WE could both be swinging in one, talking and enjoying some warm sunny time together. Have a good week at work. I want to hear more about this job. Love ya, Dawn

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/18/2012 9:31PM

    Glad you enjoyed the beautiful weather!

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WILDLOTUS16 3/18/2012 7:36PM

    AP Advanced Procrastination, It's my motto... lol!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/18/2012 7:29PM

    I agree wholeheartedly. You work very hard to do your best. Time for a break hon.

Hooray for the great weather your way. It snowed and rained here today.

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LGAR519 3/18/2012 7:22PM

    It's too pretty outside to clean! I vote that we let the house cleaning fairy do it for us.

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Great Tip for Green Smoothie Lovers

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I always take advantage of listening/watching free webinars / seminars / teleseminars that are available for free on the internet. The information is usually more current than what you can find in printed books. Last night I was listening to the Three Day St. Patty's Green Smoothie Challenge kick off teleseminar. I am so happy I did. I have participated in this in the past but it always pay to take a refresher course so to speak.

Here is the great tip it learned. It was genius! Why didn't I think of that? emoticon

I am following a Raw Diet so if I want milk I don't drink cow's milk, I drink nut milks. I do Raw so the kind you buy on the shelf in the box, let's say almond or hemp milk, they are not Raw. They have been pasteurized so I need to make mine out of Raw nuts or seeds in a blender then use a nut milk bag to complete the process.

emoticonTo make a Raw Nut Milk really super simple: emoticon
1 Tbsp favorite Raw Nut Butter
1 cup filtered water

Blend.

How simple is that? No straining through a nut milk bag. You can use Raw Almond Butter, Raw Cashew Butter, Raw Sunflower Seed Butter, Raw Macadamia Nut Butter, or How about switching it up and using Raw Coconut Butter? OMG! seriously why didn't i think of this?

  
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THE70SNUT 3/17/2012 10:25PM

    ACK!!!! This is awesome! I have raw cashew butter in the fridge and think it will make an awesome green smoothie for tomorrow! Thank you so much for posting this!

Tina

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BEME80 3/17/2012 7:07PM

    Awesome! You can also do this with tahini too. Supposedly really high in calcium.

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IMLEENEY 3/17/2012 6:28PM

    Good tip! emoticon

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/17/2012 6:19PM

    I love it! It's so simple a child could do it. Also, it's great to do in a pinch. I love making my almond or nut milk from scratch, but will remember this for future tight times.

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LGAR519 3/17/2012 5:38PM

    I use raw almond butter in place of peanut butter. Never thought to make milk out of it!!!

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DARA52 3/17/2012 4:53PM

    Thanks! Most of the box nut milks have carrageenan and I hear that is one of the latest things to avoid. So, this comes in very handy. Cuz there's no way I would have the time to strain some almonds after soaking. I would forget they were there and they'd turn to mush or the cat would eat them.

Have a great St. Patty's day, Yvonne!

Thanks.

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HELEN_BRU 3/17/2012 1:14PM

    Terrific tip! Thanks!!
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FITSPOGUY 3/17/2012 1:12PM

    I have drank green smoothies and green juices but they have never been HIGH on my like meter. Oh they are tasty, just there are others I like much more. That being said, if there was ever a day to give them another shot... it would be today!

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PETALIA 3/17/2012 12:40PM

    Wow! I look forward to trying that. I've been soaking the nuts overnight, blending with H2O, adding vanilla, liquid stevia, then straining...it's a bit of work and takes some foresight. Thank you for sharing this.

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