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Yes I too am a SPARK WH@�∑(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Edited on 4 Mar. 2012...I was asked by Spark Coach Jen to edit this blog because of a word I used in the original blog...considered profanity...apparently not caught by the profanity filter... a word that appears in the Bible...nothing wrong with that, I'm just saying. So the word has now been removed.



If you have read my Spark page or previous blogs, you know that I am a self-proclaimed SPARK WARRIOR, SPARK PRINCESS, and SPARK REBEL. Now I must tell you that I am a SPARK W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain)
...there I said it.

That is the first step...admitting what you are or have become. Is there a 12 step for this? I don't know.


This isn't a new condition for me. I was a W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) one other time in my life.

It is not what you think It was when our house was under construction. It was estimated to take 5 months. We put our city house on the market and it sold within a couple of months(this was 15+ years ago---those days are over). We couldn't find a place to rent month to month and we didn't want to sign a lease...it's only going to be 5 months right? So, against my better judgement, we moved into my mother's basement. Thus, turning us into her BOARDER W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOARS...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain).

We were at her disposal for WHATEVER WHENEVER she wanted. Going to work was my only time of sanity. Forgot to mention that the 5 months turned into 18 months due to the seemingly endless delays and the incompetent general contractor that we fired. Anyway, that was the longest 18 months of my life.

I was not a W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) again, until now...



I became a SPARK W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) in December, but I didn't realize it until last month.

It was my own fault, I didn't carefully read an email I received from SP. In my defense, it was December 12th. I had a lot going on then. I was almost at goal weight. I was excited to receive the email from SP...I thought I was getting a Spark present for being such a good Spark Warrior or something...I was flattered to be included in the 200 count "exclusive list of Sparkpeople members" to receive a free copy of Coach Nicole's 28 day Boot Camp DVD. All I had to do...write a review in a blog by Feb. 29th. Oh I can do that, I thought. I regularly do Nicole's workouts on SP, so that is no biggie.

When I received the DVD, it included a paper that said I needed to do the review by Jan 31st. WTH That irritated me. I would not have agreed to that deadline...Jan. is the busiest work month for me.

To prepare my blog about the DVD, I went back to read the email again...that's when I realized the select group was Popular Blog Award recipients...oh...I feel like a Spark W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) now.

I feel violated...I don't TELL people to "like" my blogs. And I don't send emails asking for "likes". And I don't trick the reader with "press "like" if you did 10 minutes today". I don't feel the need to insult the intelligence of the reader by telling them what to "like".

I "like" a blog if I really like it. OK, Popular Blog Award rant over now.


Since this Spark W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) has a sense of integrity, I will hold up my end of the deal I made...so here is yet another review of Coach Nicole's new 28-Day Boot Camp DVD.

First, let me say, I use workout DVDs sometimes, not frequently. And I do like Coach Nicole as an instructor.

What I liked:

There is no nonsense fluff at the beginning to wade through...you can get right to it.

The women in the DVD look real...not overly done-up or dressed inappropriately, presenting 3 different intensity levels.

You can pick and choose what segments you want to do...easy to navigate menu.

Easy to customize your workout by intensity, segment, and time.

Includes a 28 day plan that you can follow...or not.

It is a well put together workout.

No difficult choreography, easy to follow, but a decent workout.

Coach Nicole is positive and professional, not obnoxious, encouraging you along the way, explaining moves clearly.

On-screen countdown timer.

Includes warm up, cool down, cardio, strength, tone, and total body.

Easy to add to the Sparkpeople fitness tracker.


What I felt was just OK(I wouldn't say dislike):

At times the most difficult level wasn't hard enough for me.

When I think "bootcamp", I think extreme, hardcore...this was not.

Would like a music(different) only option.



Overall, I think this is a great DVD I would recommend for the beginner to intermediate Sparker, as long as you are cleared for exercise from your doctor. If you are training for the Olympics...not so much.


And from the legal department: I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.


The DVD is available at Target, and you can get a $3 off Target coupon for it at www.sparkpeople.com/28daybootc
amp . You also get 250 SparkPoints for purchasing the DVD from Target.


One thing I know for sure...there is no 12-step for stupid.


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CLIMBERS_ROCK 6/5/2013 11:58AM

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MAGGIE101857 3/14/2012 7:50AM

    Have to say "I love both versions"!!!!

Looking forward to being a fellow CloverLeaf with you for the Spring challenge - you may have to help me out with all the requirements! I think I am challenge-challenged!!!!!

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MOSTMOM1 3/14/2012 7:35AM

    Call yourself what you will, you can't help it if we like you. We just do. Because you're you. And you tell stories about Stupid Steve. Don't let the popular blog thing get to you. Consider it a sign of our affection, our undying loyalty, our unwavering willingness to follow you to the ends of the SparkWorld, our---shoot, we just like ya. And grats for the DVD being too easy! I'd take that as a very good sign.
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BAMBI31311 3/12/2012 2:37AM

  I really "LIKE" your sense of humour, and your writing and style, and for these reasons, I have clicked the "LIKE" button. Thank you - you made me smile ! emoticon

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MISSFORTE 3/11/2012 9:27AM

    Ove it, thank you for the honesty and keep Sparking!

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SUNSHINEINIOWA 3/10/2012 9:06AM

    You may not have told me to like this blog, but I did. I like your "spark"!
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CATS_MEOW_0911 3/9/2012 9:54PM

    How about the word "hoar", do you think they'd mind that?
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NUMD97 3/8/2012 6:07PM

    I read this blog in its original format. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. It was lighthearted and completely appropriate.

Sometimes "the powers that be" at SP need to lighten up a little on their censorship grip.

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SUZIEMAH1 3/8/2012 4:39PM

    Thanks for the laughs, great blog and i also clicked like on this one..haha!

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METAMORPHUS 3/6/2012 1:03AM

    @CHUMLEY54..........lmao!!!!!!!!!R>u guys are sacarstic and funny!!!!!!!
straight to the point review and hillarious


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BELLALUCIA 3/5/2012 7:43PM

    Nice blog!

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CHUMLEY54 3/5/2012 3:18PM

    We are generating as a society when a specific, in the dictionary, in the bible, word is banned. Funny how the idea (your humorous explanation) is allowed, but not the correct word.

I believe in allowing ideas, and certain words convey those ideas. To ban the word, but allow the idea, is hypocritical, and I believe the idea should not be banned.

Even the 2 letter version is not appropriate.

WE are a strange society indeed.

Great Blog, and funny as H%&*# (that warm place referred to in the bible too).

What a shame adults are forbidden from using certain words.


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BMCKEOW1 3/5/2012 12:42PM

    I love this blog it's funny. Thanks for the review, I've seen a couple people who did the reviews and it seemed very fluffy. It was nice to see that there as maybe a slighty different opinion Thanks

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SHAWWB 3/5/2012 10:06AM

    Thanks for the review and the true definination of the word, you know W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain). I can't believe you had to edit that one out, but rules are rules.

Your blog is very entertaining. Thanks for that.

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BEATLETOT 3/5/2012 8:36AM

    Well, apparently the request was made after it was linked in the Best of SparkPeople emails!

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VINTAGEMODEL 3/5/2012 8:20AM

    I think your spark page, all of it, should be in the weekly column of a city newspaper!! Informative, funny, unusual and now Profanity!! LOL...it would make a great column. You Spark W(starts with W - rhymes with Boar) Love it!!
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BABBINA 3/5/2012 7:40AM

    THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS, THIS TOTALLY MADE MY MORNING! LOL BTW, I LIKED THIS POST!

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LORI815 3/5/2012 7:28AM

    Sorry to hear about what happened but you did throw a funny twist in there!! Thanks for the laugh. BTW, I clicked like on this one! LOL!

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MNABOY 3/5/2012 12:45AM

    Thanks for the review.

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REENIE131 3/4/2012 10:39PM

    Thanks for the review of the DVD, I may have to give it a try.

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CARDAMOMMA 3/4/2012 10:36PM

    Can't stay away from a post with *that* title. (I'm pretty sure that just "whore" wouldn't have caught my eye.)

Seems to me that the requested redaction got more eyes on your review. Intentional? (Provoke a provocateure?)

Nice review (I'll pass on the video--I'm on my way to needing more intense workouts, so thanks for the heads up) and absolutely scintillating commentary on The Man.


Comment edited on: 3/4/2012 10:37:56 PM

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LINDABENEDICT 3/4/2012 10:22PM

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PROVERBS31JULIA 3/4/2012 8:28PM

    Some people are very sensitive. I could sort it out and determine that your original use was, in fact, biblically appropriate to the topic. So it was still humorous to read your review. One wonders if that's the last time you'll be in the top 200 to test-drive additional products?

Eh-oh!!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/4/2012 7:06PM

    Love your blog! Thanks for the laugh. Also enjoyed the variety of comments on your blog.

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SHIRE33 3/4/2012 7:00PM

    True, Pomelo. The word had that connotation from Roman times, even before the rise of Christianity. Before that, the root of the word merely meant "secular" (as opposed to sacred) without necessarily meaning "polluted."

In that sense, using "profanity" does not have to exclusively be related to using a deity's name in vain.

Don't you just love word history?! We learn so much about our cultural history. : )



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POMELO 3/4/2012 4:36PM

  Spark W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) and F*** are not profane but they are crude or coarse language. Swearing and using profanity is using God's name in vain - regardless of your faith.



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CUISINEEXAMINER 3/4/2012 12:04PM

    Some people don't get the humor behind the statement ...

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BSEANACAIN 3/4/2012 11:09AM

    i didn't understand why you used whore it didn't make sense to me. It actually through me off what you were saying in the blog
negative conotation in the word and things you're doing are positive
not offended by the word
mind you i have seen much worse on spark with resect toj language so I'm surprised they said anything but jperhaps cuz your's was popular

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SHIRE33 3/4/2012 9:16AM

    Or you could use this:

wH∑

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SHIRE33 3/4/2012 9:16AM

    This is funny. SP wanted me to edit the comment for f-ck but not for whore. :D Then it had a conniption and posted it three times.


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SHIRE33 3/4/2012 9:15AM

    That's ridiculous. "Whore" is not profanity. "F-ck" is profanity. Calling someone a "whore" is incredibly insensitive, rude, and beyond excusing, but it is not profanity. People are too damn sensitive these days. I don't use profanity around children. Otherwise, I use it as context seems to demand. I thought your use of the word made sense, given your context. Probably somebody was irritated that you were mildly critical of the system and decided to just tweak you about the word. I wouldn't sweat it, though it is irritating for sure.



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EARTH420 3/4/2012 9:07AM

    LOL... LOVE IT!!! Spark People is always on my mind these days and I've learned a helluva lot from them... stick with it and you will see results!

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GDY2SHUZ 3/3/2012 11:24PM

    Interestingly put.

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FOUNDER3 3/3/2012 11:13PM

    I would say this was a good purpose to be a "whore". Congrats.

Bonnie

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BSEANACAIN 3/3/2012 10:53PM

    ok

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COMPUCATHY 3/3/2012 9:39PM

    Good for you...duty done! Your review was good! And...I see you decided on Sydney for your new puppy! Woo hoo! So cute! Wishing you a super March! Keep up the good work! Spring is on the way! Thanks for your encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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DONNA088 3/3/2012 9:12PM

  Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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XTINEMAS 3/3/2012 3:49PM

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JAGRIF 3/3/2012 3:25PM

    Thank you.

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AMYNYNJ 3/3/2012 12:53PM

    emoticon I planning to go to Target this weekend so I will check it out.

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URBU2IFUL 3/3/2012 10:43AM

    Great Blog!! Thanks for sharing and putting a smile and giggle here and there.. I have been checking target but they are obviously not carrying the DVD in the store here. At least I have the one from long ago. emoticon

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ONEWAYSTREET 3/3/2012 8:34AM

  lol..Maybe get the "RED LIGHT" out & make some $$$ for the efforts... ???
I'm with you on the clickin' & a clackin' primary school stuff on this site.....

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SBNORMAL 3/3/2012 5:45AM

  I am going to start her old one on the website and then move into the new one.

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MIDDLTEACH 3/3/2012 3:28AM

    Enjoyed it; thanks.

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COCANTU81 3/2/2012 11:49PM

    Awesome blog. Thanks for the giggles.

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KIPPER15 3/2/2012 9:25PM

    Great review. When I was in massage school I became a massage whore. It was wonderful..... Thanks for the laughs. emoticon emoticon

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JULIA1154 3/2/2012 7:04PM

  Thanks for the review - and for lightening up my Friday afternoon :)

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