CLEISURE146's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CLEISURE146 CLEISURE146'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/ Essential Oils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694174 I can not believe how drastically that my family is improving with the use of essential oils. I've always felt that God had placed everything on this Earth for us to heal our bodies with, but wow! These things are amazing. <BR> <BR> For the firs time in the 2 years that I've been with my boyfriend, he got sick. I put some oils on him and within less than 48 hours there was no sign that he had every been under the weather. My youngest son has allergies so severe that even medications don't w... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:48:41 EST Bubblews! My New Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379517 I started writing on Bubblews 3 weeks ago today. I really enjoy it because you get to write about anything and get paid for it. It may not seem like a lot but you get paid .01 for each post (up to 10 per day), each like, each dislike, each comment and each view to your posts. So far, I've made over $30 for doing the same thing I was doing on facebook for nothing. Check it out and see how it goes. If you don't like it, don't worry about it but I have to say that I have had a lot of fun doing i... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:02:08 EST MIA Reasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370647 I've been MIA from this site for a while. I'm really working on my writing and getting published. I'd like to offer out some of the site's I've been working on to others who are looking for a way to make a little extra money while being at home. <BR> <BR> The first one is http://www.bubblews.com/?referral=5192a81f<BR>e31cf1.41421343 They pay based on a variety of things. First, your posts, your likes/dislikes, the comments you receive and I believe they may pay for referrals. I'm still ver... Tue, 28 May 2013 17:27:09 EST A New Article: Children and Divorce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350237 Here's a short article I wrote on children of divorce. My divorce was a little messy to say it as nice as I possibly can. My ex husband would say that divorce didn't hurt children even though he was a product of a broken family and he knew how much damage it did to him. My children are great today. They are healthy and happy and know where life stands now. I'm very blessed to say that as bad as the divorce was, they turned out to be a little stronger with the love and support they had from fa... Wed, 8 May 2013 19:57:17 EST I Must Have Struck A Nerve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350166 I wrote an article about OCD and my experience with it. I had 74,000+ hits in one day and most of the comments were nothing but bashing me. So glad I don't care a whole lot about what people think of me because they flat out told me I was crazy. <link>news.yahoo.com/living-ocd-unique-not<BR>-abnormal-175100233.html </link> I'm ok with being who I am though. I'm not a psycho, controlling, abusive wacko like they say and I know it. I'm used to people not really liking me for my opinions anyw... Wed, 8 May 2013 18:46:28 EST Getting my Head Reattached! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342448 I think I finally got my head out of my rear end and started writing more. I sent in another article to be published and the second article I sent in today has already been published, giving me my own site. It's solely dedicated to gluten-free diets in my area. Of course, a diet can be done from anywhere, so the majority of it is focused on the gf lifestyle but I do have to put in my regular local news <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> The site is at <link>www.examiner.com/article/gluten-the-<BR>d... Wed, 1 May 2013 20:37:42 EST Stuck In A Rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338453 I've been working on a couple of books and I thought I would be able to get the people I needed without any problem. I still think that once I get out there and have everything prepared that I can get it accomplished but I guess I'm stuck with that initial start. I'm trying to find people that are suffering from PTSD, people that are suffering with OCD and people that are currently or have previously been incarcerated who really want to make a difference in the life of a young person. There a... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:11:34 EST In A Funk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311660 I'm just not in the best mood today. I have to go deal with an issue with my kids' school that I'm having. I don't want to come off throwing accusations around but I want to get this frustration off my chest. My oldest son has never been in any trouble there, or in any school. His assigned seat is at the very back of the classroom and never gone to the principal's office. So why is it that his teacher seems to be on his case for every movements he makes? I've had enough. I've talked to some o... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:22:07 EST Published Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309299 I was starting to get frustrated this weekend. I had 3 opportunities to write about that were solicited. I hadn't heard anything in days. I was starting to lose my focus on articles and I started working more on my book. Today I received a notification that I got my 2nd article published. That gave me a little more hope. http://voices.yahoo.com/article/9858372/su<BR>pervisors-workplace-12077869.html?cat=31 <BR> <BR> Since the books I'm working on are a variety of interview questions, I figur... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:45:54 EST GI Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309293 I went back to my GI today as a follow up to the meds. Since I've been on the meds I've had a weird rash on my back and chest. I never had oily skin and was blessed to not have acne as a teenager, but the rash almost looks like pimples all over but they don't pop and they burn with I put alcohol on them. The dr said they didn't look like a medicine reaction but since I haven't seen a difference in my pains since I started them that she will recommend that I don't take them unless I have a pro... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:41:17 EST My First Published Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305412 It's not a huge masterpiece, but, I'm excited to say that I got my first little article published this week. http://news.yahoo.com/texting-driving-safe<BR>r-talking-driver-least-185800633.html <BR> <BR> It's definitely pushing me to get off my butt and start writing more though. If I can get a 250 word blurb published, I can do a lot better than that! I'm so excited that I'm actually not wanting to go start creating my garden but I know I have to get my butt out there or wait another 2 weeks... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:47:35 EST GI Results/New Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281360 So the test results are all back in. Of course, the polyps in early cancer. That's been removed and the thing they couldn't possibly tell me over the phone was that I have peptic ulcer disease so I'm on meds for that. She just sat there shaking her head cause she can't figure out why, at my age, I'm dealing with all of this. <BR> <BR> Still in pain though. Last night, I gave in and went to the ER. Of course, all tests are normal. All in my head as usual. However, the dr can't read the ct sc... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:55:07 EST Who Follows Cookbooks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266178 I'm just wondering here, how actually follows a cookbook. I ask this because I worked for a company who sold overly priced cookbooks to people who didn't want or need them. I have some of those overly priced cook books but I found them at Goodwill for pennies on the dollar! lol I never use them though. I look at them and come up with my own recipes. They are just my "inspiration" for whatever I end up concocting. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:32:45 EST Incompetent People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265367 I had a dr's appointment scheduled for my youngest for Thursday. I got the papers in the mail yesterday to fill out and the card had today's date. So I rushed to his school, picked him up early and hurried to the dr. I got there and they said I don't have an appointment today. I told her I thought it was Thursday but the card said the 26th. She called me back after I left and told me the appointment was actually scheduled for the 28th of March. ABSOLUTELY NOT! I have to have this appointment,... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:08:52 EST Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264824 I just got a call back from the dr from my colonoscopy. Of course, like usual, the person calling won't give me my full results and the only thing she confirmed was that the polyp was early cancer. I already assumed that since I had some removed 3 years ago. She said she has more to discuss which worries me some since there was other abnormalities that were biopsied as well. I think dr's get a kick out of making people worry though. They are making me wait till next Tuesday to come in so mayb... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:18:39 EST Girl Scout Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261337 I'm already tired of seeing these little girls sitting out in front of the stores selling girl scout cookies. Don't get me wrong, I like that they are learning confidence and things of that sort, but I'm really tired of them taunting me (yes, I know that's a slight exaggeration) with cookies I can't eat. It's not because of the calories, etc, but I physically can not eat them without making myself incredibly sick. For everyone that knows me, knows I LOVE those cookies. When they start making ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:34:23 EST My Grumpy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260632 I fell asleep last night before I got anything done. I have OCD and have real issues with going to bed without having my kitchen spotless. I guess my exhaustion just caught up with me because I fell asleep sitting on the couch...even woke up with my glasses still on. The kitchen was a mess and I forgot to take the garbage out to the curb so I missed my pick up. When I woke up at 6am, my oldest was awake and by 6:30, my middle boy was up too. My kids don't attend school on Friday's but today w... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:51:32 EST