15THC_ODETTE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=15THC%5FODETTE 15THC_ODETTE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Shaking it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422385 OK. After waffling about for a while, I am going to do a combination Carb Cycling and Simple Before Six. I will start by Carb Cycling while I plot out my low carb vegan options. Doing this with limited soy will be interesting. <BR> <BR> As I am sallying forth on my own hybrid path, I might allow myself hard boiled eggs as a snack. I know how the chickens were treated since they live in my backyard. <em>145</em> <BR> <BR> I will be posting my recipes as they come together. It ca... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:14:43 EST Diet choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393401 When I say diet, I mean the food I eat not a restrictive food regime. I am looking for something I can live with. <BR> <BR> I am torn between carb cycling and "simple before six" It it really hard to both (low carb vegan is tricky). I am trying to figure out something that works for me. Simple before six is attractive because I don't inconvenience my family if I am doing vegan until dinner. But I have chickens so it makes no sense to not eat eggs during the day. I will sort something o... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:12:43 EST 5k for Cancer Education http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079632 Finished the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5k. Got passed by two girls in walking casts and a fireman in his full kit (helmet, oxygen tank, etc), but I finished in less than an hour. Apparently I should have done some training. Well maybe I will be better prepared next time. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:15:34 EST Plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071470 I have lost 10.6 lbs in 5 weeks, now it looks like I am stuck. The scale hasn't budged all week. ARGH! <BR> <BR> I guess I need to really push the salad. That seems to keep the scale on its downward plunge. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:53:19 EST HFCS is not equivalent to sucrose calories being equal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969108 Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain. Who is not surprised that the commercials financed by the corn refiners might not contain unbiased research? <BR> <BR> The article is attached below. <BR> <BR> http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archi<BR>ve/S26/91/22K07/ <BR> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:25:57 EST Watching 20/20 "Losing It! The Big Fat Money Pit" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879357 I know I know this stuff, but it helps to see it. But seriously, who gets surgery from a billboard? <BR> <BR> Things I need to keep in the forefront: <BR> There is no silver bullet <BR> It is a mindset change <BR> It isn't a diet it is a lifestyle change that I have to live with for the rest of my life <BR> I have to exercise (and it really needs to be an hour a day) <BR> Sun, 13 May 2012 11:48:18 EST OK, Dr Oz, I'll give it a go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816774 I watched his show last week -- "5 Fat Busters for 5 Body Types" I am mostly fat all over but Big on Top and Big Belly are my worst problems. I am doing the five day menu for both: The Big Belly breakfast and the Big on Top lunch. We will see what happens. It has been yummy and filling so let's see how this pans out. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:35:25 EST 5k at the end of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774751 I've decided to jolt myself into training. I know I can easily walk a 5k, but I want to see if I can run one. Or run for a little while. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Tue, 6 Mar 2012 23:55:08 EST Holy Cow! I might make it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772869 Holy Moley! I just might make it. Last week I signed up on the very last day for Dr Oz's Transformation Nation. I had to 25 lbs in 6 weeks to make the goal. Well, I lost 4 lbs this week. I am my way. I might just pull this off. <BR> <BR> Imagine how much weight I could have lost if I had actually exercised! Maybe work will let me this week. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 23:22:37 EST Last Minute Sally for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4758638 Facebook reminded me this morning that today was the last day to weigh in for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation and have a chance at one million dollars. It is better odds than the lottery, after all. Since I waited to the last conceivable second, now I just need to loose 25 lbs in 6 weeks. That's just 4 lbs a week. What's the worst that can happen? <BR> <BR> Let's see how I do... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:50:21 EST Ugg, just ugg. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755831 I really really let myself go. I can feel my body bloating. Time to find a tactic that will work with my crazy work schedule. I haven't exercised in months. I have been completely lackadaisical about my diet. I had THREE donuts today. In case you missed that, THREE donuts. Two were spectacularly nummy -- devil's food cake donuts. The Boston Creme was disappointing, I am especially sorry about bat that one. It was not worth the calories. The devil's food donuts were worth it, but I s... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:09:33 EST Attack of The Pomegranate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661061 I love love love pomegranates and pomegranate season makes me very excited. The downside to eating pomegranates is they are difficult to dispatch. I have seen some handy dandy ways to cut them open and taps the seeds back, but you was seeds when you do it that way. So I have eaten pomegranates a few days in a row, and the acid is really eating away at my fingers. My nails are shot. Then it happened. The attack... <BR> <BR> I was pulling apart a section to get at the seeds when my thum... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:47:36 EST I need to make time for exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658491 I work long hours and have a long commute. And it is bitterly cold out. I need to find a way to squeeze in exercise. The kiddos have gymnastics tomorrow night, so I should be to get a workout in while they are all out of the house (Daddy takes them). Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:00:52 EST 2012 Healthy Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652218 Resolution 1: Break my addiction to Diet Doctor Pepper <BR> Resolution 2: Eat dinner at the table as a family at least twice a week <BR> Resolution 3: Plan the meals for the week every weekend <BR> Resolution 4: Get at least 10 minutes of cardio every day <BR> Resolution 5: Pile on the veggies <BR> Resolution 6: Up my fiber intake <BR> Resolution 7: Eat more Omega-3s <BR> Resolution 8: Rein in the white foods (cut back the highly processed flour and sugar) Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:39:25 EST Time to plan the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620238 One way to encourage weight-loss will be to grow my own veggies. One, I will be forced to eat veggies because they are there, and waste not. Two, if the kiddos grow the veggies, then they will want to eat them too. The twins aren't difficult to convince to eat veggies, it is the older brother who says "that's disgusting!" Everything I have read says that growing vegetable encourage kids to eat them. <BR> <BR> I need to know where the veggies are going so I can move the chicken coop th... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 12:26:32 EST I have self-control after all, who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4527577 I have been out SparkPeople for well over a month, and my weight reflects that. Guess what DailySpark blog welcomed me back? "Peek Inside Hungry Girl's New Book (and Enter to Win a Copy)" http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=pe<BR>ek_inside_hungry_girls_new_book_and_en<BR>ter_to_win_a_copy <BR> <BR> I started to write a snarky comment "Yay! I wonder how many pre-processed foods, box mixes and packets of artificial sweetener can Hungry Girl can us in this book?!?!?!?" However, I contro... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 22:51:20 EST Oh Hungry Girl, wrong again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478684 Hungry Girl asks: Can you have a lasagne without noodles? <BR> <BR> NO! No you can't. Lasagna is the name of the noodle. If you make it without the noodles it isn't lasagne. <BR> <BR> What she was doing was a rift on eggplant parmesan. <BR> <BR> Why do I torture myself watching that show? I started because I thought I would learn something. Now I must be watching to scream at the TV and blog about it. She doesn't cook healthy. She cooks low calorie, low nutrition, high artificial swe... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:37:16 EST Time to Face The Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464465 I have made several failed stabs at getting back on the wagon. I have paid lip service to commitment. I have tried gimmick diets which were not sustainable and had quick drops in the beginning, but were no lasting. I said I wanted to get off the rollercoaster and yet around a couple more times. GAH. <BR> <BR> Time to face the music. My weight has ballooned back to 235 pounds. I have to regain control. I bought the Firm Express, because even I should be able to manage 30 minutes 3 time... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 16:06:23 EST Blah -- Time for commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397486 I need to get off the rollercoaster. I am good for a couple weeks, then we get lazy and lunches don't get made and I'm buying lunch at work. I am usually pretty good about a healthy breakfast. I also need to lay off the free Rice Krispie treats at work on Tuesday and Thursdays. <BR> <BR> Apple season has started and we pick-up the first variety in at the orchard. I have 14 weeks go get ready for my half-marathon. Nike+ has a program I can follow,, so I should be able to get it <BR> ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:13:57 EST Blasting my way down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232164 I started Day 3 of the Dukan Attack phase and I am down 4.8 pounds already. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It hasn't been hard. I feel like a pig eating so much, but the weight loss has been encouraging. <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 May 2011 12:32:49 EST Garage Fresh Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225189 I acquired some year old hens from a friend on Monday. Their permanent coop is not finished yet, so they are living in a dog crate in the garage (with scratching time in the yard every day). This morning my husband gathered a couple eggs. <BR> <BR> Guess what I had for breakfast? Yes, I had a garage fresh egg on my breakfast sandwich Wed, 11 May 2011 10:29:43 EST Really Hungry Girl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4218124 Apparently I must watch "Hungry Girl" to scream at her because she's an idiot. Filet Mignon is not 7 inches across, that's maybe top sirloin. Filet also does not have that much fat. Every once and a while she has a good idea, but mostly she makes me want to scream. <BR> <BR> The good ideas I have gleaned from HG are "mix spaghetti squash with spaghetti" (I had only been using the squash, but I was missing the tooth of spaghetti when I did) and "mix zucchini ribbons with fettuccine" (which ... Sun, 8 May 2011 11:43:18 EST I am weak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213514 Work provided an amazing Cinco de Mayo spread for lunch. I ate way too much. They have a lot left over and sent out an email asking us to take the leftovers home. So I took some home and we had it for dinner. <BR> <BR> The up side there were two disposable chaffing trays full of lettuce left over, so I took a tray home. I will have salad for a while. Thu, 5 May 2011 23:41:10 EST Product Testimonial -- Bumble Bee Sensations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209865 Some time ago, I purchased Bumble Bee Sensations seasoned tuna to pack in my lunch. To be honest I was a little trepidatious about it, tuna with spicy Thai chili was intimidating. Today rolled around and the chicken breasts had not been grilled to be ready for my lunch. So I including the little can to go with my salad. <BR> <BR> WOW! What took me so long. It was great. I will be eating this again. and again. It was sweet and spicy and only vaguely tinned tuna-y. Since my salad h... Wed, 4 May 2011 13:09:04 EST A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206153 I ate sensibly. I got on the treadmill before dinner. I drank my water. I am feeling pretty good about it. Mon, 2 May 2011 23:07:33 EST Gah! It gets worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203661 I am up another 4 pounds this week. This new job is really packing on the pounds. They like to feed us. I enjoy the food when it is there, but I really need to back away from the snack table. I haven't been journaling my food and it shows. I haven't been on the treadmill, and it shows. Time to get serious. <BR> <BR> Really. <BR> <BR> Seriously. <BR> <BR> I mean it. Sun, 1 May 2011 23:50:54 EST No such luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4187423 I weighed myself this morning, and it was 225.4 so yesterday was just a blip. I really did gain 4 pounds the first week of work after all. I am set for this week. I have lunches planned. Chicken breasts purchased. Need a couple more heads of romaine to make it through the week, but will succeed. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 14:44:28 EST Damage not as bad as I thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186092 Weighed myself this morning and I have only gained two pounds in the first week of work and not four. <em>224</em> So I have two less extra pounds to re-shed. I am ready for the farmers markets to open. It was to crappy to calibrate my Nike+ but I don't need it on the treadmill. I am will ease back into it today. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:41:24 EST Bad habits die hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4184673 Pooh. Good news is I finally got a new job and it started this week. I really like it. Bad news, we have been going out for lunch every day. I have picked up 4 pounds in a week, what is up with that. <BR> <BR> I am throwing the breaks!!!! I have a plan. It involves uncovering the treadmill from the pile of toys that my kids have put on it. It involves paying attention to what I eat, including bringing my lunch to work. You know actually watching what I eat. I have been really bad ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 22:00:24 EST Time to get back on the stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4173030 I've been lallygagging and I have gained a couple pounds. Time to get serious again. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:18:15 EST I was a bad bad bad girl at CiCi's Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4114225 The kids kept me from prepping dinner or doing dishes today, so I wanted someplace affordable we could hit for dinner. Since the eldest had started the chant for pizza, I thought we would try the family out at the CiCi's Pizza buffet. All you can eat pizza is a very very bad idea, esp. when they have bbq chicken pizza and spinach alfredo pizza and some kind of chicken mushroom pizza and bavarian cream dessert pizza. I didn't even try to control myself. Did I mention they have mac & chees... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:32:04 EST St. Patrick's Day menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4099850 Today I made: <BR> Corned Beef--my very first attempt. My husband seemed to like it, as did the baby boy. <BR> Shepherd's Pie--it was yummy <BR> Colcannon--it was a little watery so I stirred in the extra mash potatoes that I didn't use to top the pie. <BR> <BR> I only ate a small portions. <BR> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:17:13 EST Not so sure about the Hungry Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4086769 I am underwhelmed by the Hungry Girl. For every "hey, that's a great tip" there are 20 "what heck is she doing that for?????" She loves loves loves her artificial sweeteners, doesn't she. She is throwing in a yellow packet in what seems like very recipe that isn't savory. Today Hungry Girl was making a "double-o-cinnamon apple breakfast bowl" and it made me want to hurl. She whacked up a Fuji apple, she throws fat-free cottage cheese into a disposable plastic container with some cinnamo... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:38:02 EST Apparently Paula Deen is trying to kill us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4082226 I just read a cute series of articles on the Serious Eats site. They appear to have been born after Ms. Deen unveiled Deep-Fried Butter Balls. <BR> <BR> <link>www.seriouseats.com/2007/04/paula-de<BR>en-is-trying-to-kill-u.html </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:56:40 EST Biggest Loser just desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4059230 Maybe Bob should get another job. Bob, it is a game. You don't like it, but that is what it is and you have been there since the beginning, so you should know best of all. AND I cheered when Arthur was sent home. Why? Sure he needs to be on the Ranch, but he deserved to go home. He's is the only one during the whole game that has played it like a game. He's the one who swapped the teams around for game playing advantage. If Arthur hadn't done that the teams would have stayed the same ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:55:36 EST Why am I fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4054179 The Breaking 200 Team had a thread "Why am I overweight?" I brain dumped the answer on the thread and decided to make it my blog today. <BR> <BR> ======================================== <BR> <BR> I wasn't always fat. I was a pretty skinny little kid, judging from the pictures. There was a bully girl on the street where I grew up who had been the baby girl of the neighborhood, then three girls came in the same year, including me. I was the only one of the three without a big brother and... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:25 EST No regrets about missing the Biggest Loser Casting call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4050768 SHANTELLE2010 was very sweetly concerned that I had actual regrets about not going to the Biggest Loser Casting call yesterday. It just would have been cool to meet Alison Sweeney, but I figured she wasn't. I'd be better off hauling my cookies to Florida for the Days fan event if I wanted to meet her anyway. <BR> <BR> I don't really want to go on Biggest Loser because it annoys me in general, the game playing for the cash while pretending to care about the other contestants is disingenuous... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 02:53:57 EST Biggest Loser Casting was today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4050606 The Biggest Loser was doing casting today at Indiana Live Casino. I thought about going down, not that I could go on the show even if selected. I was still morbidly curious and still wanted to see, just in case. However, you have to have 100 pounds to loose. I am under that threshold now, just barely. So I didn't feel like schlepping all the way to Shelbyville. <BR> <BR> Now I am regretting my decision. What if Alison Sweeney was there? Then I could have met her and gotten the whole... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 23:55:15 EST My son should be in commericals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4031549 If only Noodle and Company had TV ads. Our family went out for dinner at Noodle and Company. I decided to get the Bangkok Curry for our three year old son since it isn't a hot curry, but it did have a lot of spice (flavor) and it had broccoli. I didn't bother adding meat to his bowl. Well that little guy went to town on that noodle bowl, and insisted on trying to eat with his chopsticks. It was half chopsticks and half eating with his hands, but he ate his veggies as well as his noodles. ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 01:16:01 EST A picture of grace and dignity as usual http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4026618 Came home from a business meeting for our medieval club, and stepped under the riser of the step. I banged up the top of my foot really well. Looks like the my husband will finally get around to fixing the stairs. <BR> <BR> The foot is owie. I have it elevated with an ice pack, and I took some vitamin I. Hopefully, it will be ok tomorrow. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:56:02 EST Veggie Day accomplished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4024042 Discovered that my whey powder was older than I thought it was. It tasted ok, so I guess it was ok. So I had my high protein breakfast after all. <BR> <BR> I have bacon for tomorrow. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:09:29 EST Catching up on Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4021269 I managed to watch Biggest Loser without eating either ice cream or fried chicken. Instead I am drinking ice water and sitting with an ice pack between my shoulder blades. <BR> <BR> Seriously, Jillian, what kind of trainer cannot train someone without a fully equipped gym? I mean I like my treadmill in the winter, but one it stops being Antarctica outside, I am going back outside for my walking/running. This is just one of the myriad things that annoy me about Biggest Loser. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:42:17 EST Time to start again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4015609 I've been eating like crap because I feel like death defrosted and microwaved. I haven't been doing good cardio because I was coughing up big chunks of my lungs, and my ribs hurt. I have been mostly coughing free today. The only thing I have been keeping on top of is my water intake. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have a long overdue appointment with my treadmill. <BR> Tomorrow I am paying attention to my food intake and not guestimating. <BR> Tomorrow is my regularly scheduled vegetarian day, I wi... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:57:01 EST On the fence about Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004266 Generally, Biggest Loser irritates me. The sucked me in this season with the "unknown trainers" and I really like them. Of the original trainers. Bob's ok but Jillian dances on the jagged edge of my very last nerve. Anyone who has read any of my Biggest Loser blogs will find a long standing disdain for Jillian Michaels. You would have to give me the $250k in cash up front and tax-free to to have her "train" me. Brett and Cara seem to have a clue, and I have always said that if money fel... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:14:28 EST Getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3999794 I still fell like crap. BUT not as crappy as yesterday. I am hoping to ready to get back into the swing of things tomorrow. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 23:57:28 EST And the thaw begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3994011 It thawed enough to make the roads passable! YAY!!! Today is my last dose of antibiotics. I am still coughing but not as bad. I hope to be back on the treadmill on Monday. I feel all in a rut, and hopefully this will kick-start me again. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 23:58:09 EST Still frozen over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3991303 The kids have been out of school for 4 days. I still have a couple days left of my antibiotics. I breathe better, but still not ready for aerobic exercise. I can't wait until I can get back on the treadmill. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:11:07 EST Winter Storms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3982591 Kids were out of school today and they are out again tomorrow. Heck, my husband's work was closed tonight, and that almost never happens. Looks like the worst of it is going north of us. <BR> <BR> Keeping fingers crossed that there is no more freezing rain. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 23:59:16 EST Breathing would be nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3978720 Still coughing, but I don't feel like I'm fixing to die. The antibiotics appear to be doing their job. My stomach isn't a big fan, but it's only 10 days. I am still weight training, but cardio is still iffy. I tried to walk before I got really bad, but I will just wait it out before I get back in the saddle. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:36:44 EST Royalty lunch FAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3973013 Royalty lunch was a complete disaster. The soup was not secured in the back of my car and it tipped over. I saved the Blancmanger, the Tartys In Applis and the Roast, everything else was ruined. It also trashed the box the dishes were in so I had to serve disposable. I wanted to cry. I think I am going to take a break from making royalty lunch, I am taking today as a sign. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:48:31 EST