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9/18/14 11:14 P

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I'm so tired but I can't sleep waiting for the results of the Scottish referendum!

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9/18/14 10:44 P

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it is cooler here but still in the high 80's and that is better than 90's. Got the yard mowed, looking forward to mowing it once every two weeks.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/17/14 9:59 A

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Hi! I'm excited! I got a few Spark pals to start doing daily personal check-ins and so far everyone seems really committed and supportive!

I went to Toastmasters last night, it's a new group for vegetarians, so that's fun. I think this will help my communication skills grow quickly.

The sun is shining here today after a few grey days, so I feel energized by that too!

Hope everyone else is feeling great today!



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9/14/14 12:43 A

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Melissa so sorry to hear that you had a couple of rough days and hope that it gets better for you and glad that your husband was able to help you too.

My son is doing allot better and seems to be on the mend. So far I have not come down with what he got and it does not seem to be that virus that is going around the schools either. It seems that those virus are getting worse and now with the government bringing the Ebola patients here,, it now seems just a matter of time before it starts to spread here in the USA.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/13/14 12:37 P

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Dorothy...glad your son went to the doc. And glad you didn't get too much rain. Hopefully you can rest and relax this weekend.

I've had a rough couple of days...just a lot of people not getting done what they said they would get done and now I end up having to scramble. It makes me cranky.
Went to my son's soccer game this morning and it was very hot out on the fields by the end of the game. Now we're home getting some cleaning done and some lunch before his party. And I just found out I have to make cupcakes for a girl scout event tomorrow, and I have to write a recommendation for a student of mine, and I have to do writing prep for a conference call on Monday. I'm a bit overwhelmed right now so I'm trying to just breathe and relax. Thankfully my DH has been a big help today and he's been taking care of several things for me.

Time for me to run...have to get in a quick shower.
Have a great weekend all!
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9/12/14 9:42 P

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Melissa we got some but not as much as I thought we would get because of that storm off our coast. Got a little house work done today but not much since I am still recovering from doing the lawn. Glad that your son is better and is going back to school and tell him Happy Birthday too.

My son is feeling better and the doctor that treated him was the same one that treated him last year when he got sick too. So far I have not had any symptoms of what he got and I hope and pray that I don't get it.

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9/12/14 9:59 A

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Dorothy...glad you were able to get the lawn done...looks line rain in your area this weekend.

My son went back to school today finally and he is feeling better. Tomorrow is his birthday party...we're just having a few friends at the local bowling ally for a bowling party and cake. Then one friend is coming back here to sleep overnight. His birthday is on Monday so I still don't know what he wants for his birthday dinner and I have to go get his gift. We're getting him a new sleeping bag so I have to pick it up on Sunday.

I'm trying to get some cleaning and laundry done here today, then get ready for lessons.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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9/10/14 10:03 P

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Carla I try to get in and out as quick as possible when I go to the stores and walking around an hour at Walmart with my feet hurting so bad is not a good idea and I am seeing a foot doctor for it. I did get the pedals that I need and I do have a back up bike to ride. I already changed the pedals on them.

Melissa that is good that he is focusing on her behavior. Sometimes you have to do tough love and it hurts you more than she will know at least until she has her own children. Will be praying for God to open her eyes to see what she is doing too.

Kristy what are you going for? That is good that it is your last class too.

Well I mowed the lawn and my son is sick too. He came home and asked for chicken soup and I gave him some vitamin d and c and then later zinc and the soup too. I will be watching him because of all that stuff that is going around the schools and I even told him and he said that it was the little children and I informed him that it does not care what age you are. So I well be watching him to make sure that it does not get worse. And yes I know that I do have to watch myself too.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/10/14 1:59 P

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Hi all,
Carla that's great about the vegan food fest! so glad you were able to take it all in! Sounds like TIFF has been fun too ;)
Kristy...yay...last class!
Dorothy...did you get the new pedal on yet?

My son has been home sick all week with a cold...went to the doc today to make sure it wasn't a sinus infection or the respiratory infection. His congestion won't go away and his cough got pretty bad last night. I may take him in for a half day tomorrow and see how he feels. I've been trying to keep everything clean and disinfected so no one else gets it.

My days are busy this week but I'm doing ok. I need to get more sleep so I'm working on that too. Had my Bible study group here this morning and it was great to see most everyone again. I got to hold Betsy's baby for awhile today too...she is 6 months and so sweet!
I have to run...time to get more fluids and some meds for my son!
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9/10/14 12:18 P

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Hope everyone is doing ok! I started my last class this week. Now I am counting down the weeks for it to be over!

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9/9/14 10:48 A

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I'm happy. I spent the entire weekend at the Veg Food Fest, volunteering, eating, chatting with friends, seeing cooking demos, watching movies and listening to guest speakers. It was so great! Being vegan is tough, I get a lot of negative comments, even from friends, about my choice to be vegan, so it's nice to be in a vegan majority for a weekend! Plus I could eat everything and didn't have to ask about the ingredients! Plus I learned so much and feel so inspired to be even healthier than I am!

Also! The Toronto International Film Fest (TIFF) is on and I've seen 3 movies there so far and have a few more to see. I got to sit 5 metres away from Hal Hartley, a director I used to be a little obsessed with. I also saw Q&As after the films with him, Roy Andersson (Swedish legend!) and Mikael Marcimain (stylish newer Swedish director).

DJ if you're going to the mall/Walmart anyway, you could try walking around there for an hour or so in the air conditioning. Makes a change from the stationary bike and I think you said it's too hot to walk outside where you live.

I've been riding my bike every day but haven't gone running or to a gym class since Wednesday, I've just been too busy with volunteering and Veg Fest and TIFF. But tonight I'm going running!

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9/8/14 10:12 P

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Dorothy...the counselor again focused on her and gave her specific homework to do regarding her feelings. Anytime she gets upset or angry she has to fill out a sheet that is meant to 'unpack'
the situation, meaning she has to identify what thoughts she is having, whether they are true or false, identify what is true, and then determine if her reaction fits the situation. If she cannot do the sheet in the moment, she can fill it out afterward. He did one with her to show her how it works. Then we have to look for patterns and triggers.
He also suggested we keep track of when we are each using the other tools he has given us so I have to print calendars for us tomorrow and then we'll use stickers or something to mark each time we use one of the tools to prevent our feelings from getting out of control. It was a really good appointment. I also had a talk with her before the appointment and we talked about her destructiveness and violent reactions (the Oppositional Defiance Disorder). She agreed that those were out of line. I told her that no one in the family is allowed to behave that way and that if Daddy was like that I would tell him to get out; if I was like that I knew they could throw me out; and if she or her brother was like that they would have to get out too. I essentially drew the line in the sand and let her know that physical abuse and destruction of property could no longer be tolerated here. We've told her that before, but I think she knows now that between me and the counselor we would follow through on that regardless of who in the family was breaking that rule. We'll see how things go...

My dad's eye surgery went well this morning. He had a macular hole repaired so he is home now and trying to stay face down for 4 days. Tomorrow they will get a massage table in and set up for him to lay on and he will have a follow-up appt.

I've been sick today so a slow start to the week, but looking forward to a better day tomorrow!
Time to get to bed...take care everyone!
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9/7/14 1:09 A

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Melissa what did the counselor say about what happened with the taping of her anger? Glad that your mom did not break any bones and that she is doing good. Falling down can be real scary too. What type of eye surgery does your father needs?

Did not do to much but run around and get things that I needed today. Had to go to Walmart and get a peddle for my stationary bike because the pedals were thumping and that made exercising terrible.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/6/14 11:38 A

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WooHoo! Busy and active group here! keep up the great work everyone! emoticon

Long week here and a bit rough. I'm fine but my daughter keeps having anger management issues and I'm worn out from dealing with it. Also found out my mother fell one night this week at their home so she is bruised up but no broken bones...thank goodness! And yesterday my dad found out he needs eye surgery so he is scheduled for Monday morning. Phew! Glad I'm healthy right now, although my parents said they don't want me to fly up to help. They have friends going with them on Monday and providing meals next week so they should be ok.

I got my writing done this week, and finally got my piano invoices done and am trying to catch up on housework this weekend. My son started soccer now so we had the early game this morning and they won...great game. Then I took my daughter to get new ballet slippers since her class starts next week.

Time for me to run...have to get lunch and then we're off to a counseling appt for my daughter.
Take care everyone!
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nothing today was at the doctors office then got xrays on my feet since they are acting up. The left one has a screw coming out from the bone from a bunionectomy and the right the muscles on the bottom of my foot is real tight and I can't get them to loosen up

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/5/14 10:29 A

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I've been busy with some volunteering this week but managed to exercise, have a smoothie and stay under my calorie goal every day!

Tonight the Veg Food Fest begins! It's going to be great!

The Toronto International Film Festival started yesterday, I haven't seen any films yet but I have tickets for 7 starting tomorrow. Very exciting time for a film fan in Toronto!

Have a great weekend!


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9/4/14 11:38 P

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Got the front yard mowed before it rained and then went in and had supper

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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9/3/14 9:29 A

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Hiya!

I did a 35K bike tour on Saturday with my Dad and his bike club. It was hilly but I think I could bike a lot farther than that.

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Monday was Labour Day, and Labour Day is my vegetarian anniversary. It's been 21 years! I've been vegan 14 years on May Day. I gotta say, I feel better now than I ever have. Aging is kinda good to me.

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I love September! There's a huge film festival here (TIFF) and I'm going to see 7 movies at least. Next weekend is the Toronto Veg Food Fest, it's a really happy time for me, and it's focused on FOOD! Glorious vegan food so I don't have to ask about the ingredients and there's always a good balance of fun food and healthy food.

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The Concord Grapes are in season here. This is another reason why I love September! They're sweet and high in fibre.

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Yoga yesterday was fun. We are working on splits! Today is my zumba class and I can't wait!

Have a blessed day everyone!

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Got the lawn mowed and my son helped too. At least both are done (front and back)

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8/28/14 11:40 A

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Hi all,

Carla...sound busy there! Yes I could do a protein powder in my smoothie. I'll try to find a natural one without soy and other stuff...thanks for the suggestion.
Kristy...wow...starting college...what an exciting time for your daughter! Is she relatively close by? Glad you've had some time to unwind and relax too.
Dorothy...sounds like a good plan.

I'm day 4 gluten free and I can't believe it but my hands are less swollen already! My daughter seems to be doing well too. So far the changes have been easy and I just have to make sure I put my son's lunch together first, then wash my hands and put my daughter's lunch together each morning. Everything is prepped ahead so I really just have to plop things in, but I'm being diligent about cross-contamination even though we are not highly allergic to gluten in terms of contact.

I'm working on my writing this week and I have to get back to it shortly. I also have to get my laundry going so I can pack for camping this weekend. The kids got theirs done last night and we need to clean the house up tonight so the dog-sitter has a nice clean house for the weekend.

Have a great day everyone!
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8/28/14 1:11 A

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Just took it easy today since I will be mowing tomorrow and that will wipe me out again and with the problems that I have been having I need to be careful too

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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8/27/14 9:57 P

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Hey everyone!
I hope y'all are doing good. I am enjoying my school break. Hubby and I went on a casino cruise last weekend and had a good time.

My daughter just started college. Seems like she was a baby yesterday...awwwww

Yay the long weekend is coming up soon.


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8/27/14 9:58 A

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Melissa, for protein you could consider adding protein powder to your smoothie, or have (unsalted) nuts at snack time. I think you said you make smoothies? I put Vega One in mine. Nuts are high calorie but I try not to worry about that.

Wednesday already! I have a few balls in the air but it'll all work out. Waiting for some other people to participate before I can be complete on some. I'm looking forward to getting out of the city for the upcoming long weekend!

Have a great day!

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Yes...I downloaded a better ad blocker and now I'm ad free again. The fonts are still too small, but I can change those.
I'm tracking my food here again and too low on protein now that I'm on a GF diet. So I need to tweak things a bit. I may add yogurt to my breakfast.
I squeezed in a workout yesterday but I have a lot of writing to do today and the kids only have a half day here so we'll see how much I get done before they get home. Also have to get laundry done and get started on packing so we can go camping over the holiday weekend.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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I had a hard time finding the sparks points but now I found it. As for the ads I don't have them on my page so the ad blocker must be working with foxfire.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Yes...things are changing again. They are trying to make everything look cleaner and have more white space so the fonts were reduced. So again I've magnified my settings and I'm up to 125% on here now just to read the posts! Oh well. The real problem is that they have to have so many ads in order to help pay for the site and the ads end up being huge on the pages.

Anyway...I have to keep moving today and get some cleaning done, my lesson plans done and do as much writing as I can. Looking forward to day 2 of being gluten free and getting in a workout today!

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Melissa it is easing some but now it seems to be going to the other side and that does happen to me. I guess it the one side get jealous of the attention the other side gets.

emoticon they changed things around again and it took me over an hour to find the page that I wanted to find. Instead of improving it they are making it harder to get to places that were easy now it is getting harder to find the pages that you want to get to.

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How is everyone today?
Dorothy I hope this flare will ease up quickly for you so that you can get some rest. That pain sounds awful. I have pain in my right shoulder, but I sleep on my left side or stomach as much as a I can.

Today is day one of going gluten free. We got everything ready for lunches last night and my daughter was happy with all the substitutions I found for her. I definitely have to track my food now because all the GF products are higher in calories and carbs so I have to watch it closely.

I'm also a writer this week so I have to get some ideas down and ready for my conference call this afternoon. Lots to get done so I have to go, but have a great day all!
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Carla that is great and hope that you had fun too.

Melissa that is good that she will be tracking her food and make sure that if you buy any thing that goes in her and on her body make sure that you read the label since they like to also put wheat in shampoos and toothpastes and other stuff that you put on your body too..

Have not been doing much but did get the stationary bike in and will need to rest some too. Having a flare that is hitting the shoulder blades and makes it hard to sleep at night since I sleep on my side. Not fun to be in all that pain. Wish that the some of the naturals that I take would work on the soft tissues too.

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Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Today I walked 4K and ran 3.5K. Yesterday I went on a scavenger hunt for 3 hours, I don't know how far I walked but I got about 12000 steps. It was good fun!

I went to Whole Foods today for a few things. I got beet soup in a jar, it will last for 3 or 4 meals and it looks so good! I also got organic broccoli and a little orange habenero. I went to the farmer's market this morning and got strawberries, blueberries, plums and peaches. I'm trying to eat a lot of fruit while it's in season, especially in the mornings! It's a lot of sugar but I think I should have a lot while my local environment is providing it.

Just today I started taking vegan omega oil. Hopefully it'll make me smarter!


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Dorothy...thank you for the insight...I will pass that along to her. I helped her set up her own sparkpage and she is going to track her food each day using the food tracker. I'm hoping that will help her feel a little more responsible for and in control of everything.

We have a good gluten-free menu planned for the week so I will pick up some groceries after I go back to church for a quick teacher training this afternoon. Then we'll get lunches and snacks prepped for the week.

I'm tired today...did not sleep well...had too much on my mind last night. Hopefully tonight I will be so tired that I can sleep well. Getting ready for another busy week here. I was glad to get some outdoor work done yesterday morning.
Then our family counseling session went pretty well. Then my son and I had agreed to spend some time together just the two of us so we went bowling (my shoulder did not do so well with that!), then out to dinner, then over to a book store to buy him a new book. We had a great time together and I think we'll need to do that more often. And I will have to let him bring a friend along sometimes too. He needs the break from his sister (and so do I).

I have to go rest for a bit before I go back to church...hope you've all had a great weekend!
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Carla I love eating them. They also give you good fiber too.

Melissa I did get some rest and feel a little better but still have those pains that I feel at night when I lay down.

She might feel worse before she feels better because she may to through a process that also kills the bad fungus in her too. After about two weeks she should start to feel better and to make sure that she drinks plenty of water since that will help flush out all that stuff that is in her system.

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Carla...good for you! I'm not a big fan of dates but I can eat one now and then.

Dorothy...hope you can have a restful weekend.

Still very steamy here...too hot to do much other than go to a pool.
Just doing my usual today...cleaning chores and getting ready for lessons this afternoon and evening.
Dorothy...I'm sure you're right about the diet affecting my daughter's behavior. I think once we eliminate the gluten and peanuts she will start to improve in all areas. I feel bad that she has had to suffer for so long, but I had done a celiac blood test when she was 4 1/2 and it was negative. And all the docs have said no to the possibility of gluten issues. At least I know now and we can begin to help her heal. It's amazing how well she has done despite feeling so crummy most of the time. She is going through the normal emotions and reactions to the thought of not eating some of her favorite foods, but I think once she realizes how it feels not to have chronic pain she will miss those foods less and less.

Back to work for me...have a great weekend everyone!
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I went to a nutrition talk last night and I actually ate the 2 dates the nutritionist gave me! I only had one bite of a date before and I didn't like it, though I like date squares my Mom makes. But I liked them last night, so I'm growing I guess! They're apparently really good to take along on runs because the combination of sugar and fibre gives energy without spiking insulin.

She also gave samples of Hemp Hearts and vegan Omega oil to take home.

The weekend is almost here! I have a few fun things planned and I also want to get some meal planning done!



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Thanks Melissa and I am feeling better and the pain is not as bad. At least I got the lawn mowed and now to relax until next week again. Sound like you are having a good time with the students and glad that they are working on your daughter and found out that she has all those problems. They could be also what is causing the other problem of her outbursts too.

Carla that is great that you are doing all that running and have fun

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Hello!

My cold is gone, it only lasted 3 days! I slept a lot and ate a lot of fruit, and I took one day off work.

The Spark Solution is so inspiring!

I've been tracking my food on MyFitnessPal and I kind of like it. I'm not abandoning SparkPeople though. At the end of the day when I tell MFP that I've logged everything, I get a message that says "if every day was like today, you'd weigh XXX in 5 weeks." I love that! It helps me visualize a goal in 5 weeks and it helps my mind connect that with how much I ate and exercised today. Of course there are other factors so it's not guaranteed, but it's a hint at which days I'm doing better or worse than others.

I have a couple fitness events coming up. August 30th I'm cycling 35K with my Dad in the Sheenboro Granfondo. Oct 11 I'm doing a 5K walk with my parents for charity called the Turkey Trot. That's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Oct 19 I'm running 5K for the Toronto Vegetarian Association.

Melissa, your piano classes must be fun! Wow though, the 25 allergens will be tough to adjust to...!



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Dorothy...are you feeling any better yet? I hope you are able to rest. I know how hard it is when you can't sleep because of the pain.

Carla...good for you! Hope your cold is gone by now. You are doing great...such an inspiration for all of us! Do you have any races coming up this fall?

Busy here...but we are slowly starting to settle into our school and work routines. I get very tired by the end of the day! My piano students and I are really having fun so far and I'm so excited to share so many new things with them this year from games to music to new strategies. Almost every student has left saying, "It's time to go already? I was having so much fun!" I couldn't ask for better compliments than that. I'm putting in 1-2 hours of prep each morning to get ready for that day's lessons so I'm working about 30 hours a week now, but I love it!
I'm also practicing more myself and I've committed to learning a new (difficult) piece each quarter. I'm working on a Baroque piece right now which is way out of my comfort zone, but I'm re-learning some great technique and having to work hard when I practice.

Just got the blood work results back from my daughter's food sensitivity testing and she is sensitive to 25 different foods! Peanuts was the big surprise and she is allergic to it (but not the life-threatening reaction). Anyway, I've suspected gluten for a long time and had her tested 5 years ago for Celiac's but she was negative. Well, this test showed high sensitivity to gluten, wheat, rye, etc. So we'll go gluten free completely now. Poor thing...she's been dealing with so much tummy discomfort/pain and I finally have the information I need to help her. The next 2 months will be a little tough to eliminate all 25 foods, but we'll figure it out.

Time for me to go...have to finish my cleaning up here and get some lunch!
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I had a bad flare last night and had a hard time sleeping because I could not get comfortable on either side because of were it was flaring. Hope for a better night tonight

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Congratulations Kristy!

I'm not having a flare (haven't had one in years thankfully!) but I have a head cold. The weather turned unusually cold plus I went to a children's birthday party...I guess one of those caused my sinuses to clog and glands to swell. I'm trying to sleep it off.

I finally properly read the intro and first week parts of The Spark Solution, and today is my first day to truly follow the plan. I rode my bike 6K to work and was going to go to yoga tonight but I think I'll get home to bed early instead and hope the cold clears up.

Still doing the daily Expanding Your Happiness meditations from Deepak and Oprah. Today's centering thought is "Living Joy"

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Know what you mean about having a flare and that is one reason that I think that I am so tired too. Plus this weather does not help either. Take it easy and rest when you can too.

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Yes...I'm a little too busy right now. It's that time of year though. Things should settle down in a couple of weeks and we should be adjusted to our routines again!

We have lots of deer around right now so they are really trimming my shrubs, rose bushes :( and they have been eating the figs before they are ripe! so we won't get any good figs this year.
I had to do some online training for our Girl scout troop today and DH got the lawn mowed and trimmed.
I'm also still doing a lot of work in my piano studio...filing, accounting, and doing lesson planning.
Anyway...a lot of sitting today instead of being active outside. But I think I'm starting a flare so I'm really being careful with my activity/rest level right now too. Plus my shoulders really hurt today...might be stress...so I'm trying to take it pretty easy this weekend.

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Melissa you are so busy and also doing lots of things with your children too. Just reading it makes me tired. Take care and don't overdue it.

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Yay Kristy!

Oh I'm so behind here! It has been a full week! I'm back to teaching every day and I have 29 students with one opening left. I'm teaching from 3:30-5:30, then a dinner break, then teach from 6:30-8:30pm, M-F. And I've been doing a lot of prep work during the day so I'm working about 30 hours a week right now. It has been so great to see all my students again this week and to welcome new ones in! I've found so many great new materials, games and music that I can't wait to share it all this year!

My friend Beth had knee surgery yesterday so I took a meal over for dinner last night. The kids and I loaded up yummy Asian pork chops that I had done in the crock pot all day, lots of rice, steamed broccoli, fresh organic grapes, and brownies! I had taken their oldest daughter Erin to school (she goes to a private school about 20 miles away) early yesterday morning so I was glad to be able to help out when they needed it. Our Bible study group is taking meals to them for the next two weeks while Beth will be on crutches and recovering.

The kids are really enjoying their teachers this year and they have had a good week. They are both home sick with colds today and I have a sore throat and congestion, but we'll get extra rest, take some extra vit. C and I'm making chicken soup from scratch today.

With my DH's travel this week I've also had two different babysitters in to help out in the evenings. And it looks like they will each get more babysitting here in the next few weeks. His travel schedule is a moving target right now and it frustrates me. I've told him that I have to just plan things around the kids and me for now and he will have to 'fit it' where he can because his schedule is changing too much. He's not real happy with me, but I have to keep my routines going. It's not that I can't count on him, but I never really know if he will be here or not so I just have to plan without him.

Phew! That's all the news that isn't from here!
How is everyone else doing this week? Any plans for the weekend? Is anyone else starting a flare?

Take care,
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Yay I got an A in my class!!! One more class to go. Now that I am on break I am looking at job announcements. I haven't worked in the yard since we have been getting so much rain but I'll be out there soon. It feels so wonderful to relax mind body and spirit.

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I too did not sleep well last night and yes it is a shame about Robin Williams.

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Hello! I started two things this week that are making me feel better already:

1- started The Spark Solution
It's a book that lays out a 2-week plan to get on track with SparkPeople goals. I've learned so much already and I'm feeling optimistic. I've been yo-yoing my weight for too long.

2- started a 21-day online meditation plan, the theme is Expanding Your Happiness
https://chopracentermeditation.com/

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Didn't sleep well last night so I'm tired today. But I have a few things to get done so I'm moving slowly.
No big news here, just getting into our school and work routines.

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Hope that you get your rest too so that you will be able to do all that you want.

Just picked up a little and with all the rain that we are getting I know that I will have to try to get it mowed on Wednesday and Thursday too.

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Trying to get a lot done today. This is my first week back to a full schedule of teaching piano so I know I'll be tired. But I have a lot of great new games and fun things so I am excited to see everyone and get started again!
Saw a great quote when I did my devotion/prayer time this morning:
"For every possibility of stress, there is an equal and lovelier possibility of mindfulness and gratitude."
Vinita Hampton Wright

Have a wonderful day all!
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Melissa I got one of those weather radios and they do a good job at informing me of things that are happening where I live. You do program it for your area. It costs about 30-40 bucks and is worth it. I also have an alarm system that also lets me know but If it is in my area it does not go off like the radio does.

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Cleaned my kitchen, answered emails, doing laundry and on to a bathroom next!
As much as I have enjoyed the summer and spending more time with the kids I kind of love having the house to myself for a few hours each day.
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Take care everyone! Stay hydrated!
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Hi everyone!

We are headed to the pool in a bit since today is our last free day of summer!
Met teachers last night and so far so good. The PTA chair (who is a friend) said that both teachers we have are excellent, and that our principal (who was new last year) worked hard to recruit several new teachers for this year. This area is growing so housing is booming again and schools are scrambling to hire teachers, add classrooms and meet the higher demands.

I know what you mean Dorothy about missing weather information. Usually we hear the storm sirens here, but the last time not all of them went off so we could barely hear the warning. We've been thinking about getting a weather radio that will give us a loud beeping and warning, but I know those are not full-proof either.

I start my full schedule of teaching piano next week and I have most everything done now for the studio...just a few more things to find and pull together and some more music to file.

Take care everyone!
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Melissa I am so glad that I don't have to wake up that early and get the children off to school. No I do not get my son up because he is capable to get up himself unless he has a hard time sleeping and then he will ask me to make sure that I get him up.

Right now I am just trying to keep cool and also watch the weather to make sure that we are not getting a hurricane. Almost missed that one off the coast and am glad that it did not come here. So now I am making sure that I get the weather reports every day.

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Glad to hear from you Kristy and Dorothy!

We have our school open house later today so we'll meet the kids' teachers. Both are new to the school so the kids are a little disappointed that they didn't get who they wanted. But they know a new teacher could bring a lot of new things for them so they are cautiously optimistic.

I am able to fit some new piano students in from my waiting list now so I've been doing consults and continuing to get things done in my studio.
Not looking forward to that 6am wake-up everyday...but it will be good to get back to all of our routines.

Take care everyone!
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Melissa it sounds like you are busy too and all that school work and then trying to accommodating the wishes of the parents. What a headache to have to do that.

Kristy you're welcome and study hard for the test too.

Not been doing much but resting right now and we been getting storms too so that is one reason that I try to get it done all in one day but now I am going to just take two days for doing the lawn and with it being so hot that does wipe me out the next couple of days. My son is suppose to do it but he is going to class in the afternoon and he can't do it before going to school or he will be too tired to listen to the teacher and I don't want that because he is in the top of his class too.

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Hi Everyone!

I sure like catching up with you all!

Thanks for the info on the natural weed killers Dorothy.

Thanks for the wishes on my final Melissa. I am getting ready to print it and start working on it tonight. It is due on Saturday but the sooner I get it done the sooner my break starts!

I hope everyone has a wonderful night of rest!

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Hi all,

Dorothy...sounds like you have been busy keeping things up around the house and yard! What else is new?
Hope everyone is doing well. Just busy here. Did some school shopping during the tax free days. Volunteered Saturday as a whole family making and delivering meals, food staples, and school supplies to local families in need. Church yesterday and then I worked on piano stuff the rest of the afternoon and evening. Did my invoices and emailed each student with their lesson day/time. Of course then my phone and email exploded with people looking to switch. I have them submit their top 3 choices and try to accommodate as many 1st choices as I can based on seniority. I did a lot of re-organizing, printing and laminating yesterday to get my games and resources ready but I'm not done yet. Anyway...it's a busy and exciting time of year. School starts here on Thursday.

Have a wonderful day all and don't forget to check in and let us know how you are!
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Melissa glad that is is going away and that your body is responding to what you are doing. Sometimes we have to do things that will in the end help so don't feel bad that you recorded your daughter because that will help the therapist also.

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Kristy so far I have used vinegar on the weeds and it does kill them but you got to be careful if there are frogs and creatures that you don't want to kill because it will kill them too. I also found out that you are suppose to put dish soap in it too so I might try that after I try using plastic to cover the weeds and roast them with the sun here in FL. If you have any plastic on the ground it will kill the grass and weeds and anything under it by burning them. NOT a real fire but like what we get when we are out too long in the sun.

Well I got the back done and my son weed wacked and used the edger too. I tried to do that but right now I am not strong enough to do that and my hands were having problems with holding it too. I will need to make something for my arm since it gets hot where the engine is and it felt like it was burning my skin. So now I have to figure out what to make to protect my skin from it.



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Hi all,

Getting a lot done here. Did the grocery shopping yesterday, then a lot of cleaning. I'm helping the kids clean out and re-organize their rooms. It's a once or twice a year project where we clean out and help them re-do things. School starts here next Thursday so we're starting to get up earlier and trying to get organized for homework, chores and activities.

I'm deep cleaning my kitchen today and cleaning the dining area, computer area/desk and laundry area. That way I can be close to the kids' rooms and help them when they need it too. Later we have a counseling appt.
Beautiful day here...hope to get outside and enjoy it a bit!

Hope you are all doing well! Kristy...good luck next week on your final.
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Happy Birthday Magnolia emoticon . Sounds like you had a great day.

I hope your bug bite gets better Melissa. Your camping adventures sound wonderful. Great advice on the house cleaning. I try to do something like that too but when I have lots of homework the house gets put to the side.

Glad you are getting some rest Dorothy. What natural products do you use to get rid of weeds?

Vanna how was your reunion! I'm sure it was great to see family.

I'm on my last two weeks of school. This week shouldn't be too bad because no homework is due. Next week is the final. I have been doing Yoga for the last few weeks and I am hooked. I even do it at night to relax and it works wonders. I am sleeping better too.


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Hi all,

Dorothy...I have been using hydrocortisone creme on the rash and it is mostly gone now. I've been taking Benadryl at night and I think the reaction is slowly going away. The swelling is down a lot. I have to pace myself with cleaning too. I have a few daily chores like dishes and a load or two of laundry, and then I also do one area of the house each day of the week. So Mondays I dust and vacuum the living and dining room and entry. Tuesdays I clean bathrooms. Wednesday is my kitchen day. Thursdays is my errand day and I pick up my bedroom. Friday is my day off! I use Flylady and adapt everything so that each week I also try to declutter one zone. Most days I can get everything done in an hour or two. The kids are getting older so they are getting more chores to do too.

I've been busy trying to get all my piano students scheduled according to their preferences and I have a few students that are either quitting or moving on to more advanced teachers. So I'm also working through my waiting list.
The kids and I did the grocery shopping this morning, then cleaned their bathroom. They each have a little bit of work to do in their rooms and then they are free to play outside for the afternoon...perfect day here with low humidity and not too hot...very unusual here.
Time for me to go...have a lot more to do yet today!

Take care all,
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I just need to learn how to pace myself when I clean it because when I get a burst of energy I do it all when I should pace myself and do it several days instead of doing it all at once. Then I crash the next couple of days and sometimes longer, especially with this heat too. Wipes me out and I need to mow the lawn because the grass has not been mowed since about two weeks because of the rain that we have been getting.

Vana glad that you had a wonderful reunion with family.

Kristy not sure if I like either of them since weeds get real stubborn here in FL and when my husband used weed killer that made them stronger too. Now I am trying natural products to see if I can weaken them..

Melissa sounds like you all had a good time with camping and also time with your daughter too. Be careful about that spider bite and watch it carefully too.

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Good Monday morning!

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Yesterday was my birthday. I started it waking up at 6:45 to go to run in a 10K race! I didn't perform well but I did it. Then after a shower met a friend for healthy brunch. I had a smoothie and tofu scramble with veg. I was so full I didn't feel like having dessert, even though it was my birthday! Then we went shopping and poking around, we met the guys who care for Esther the Wonder Pig! Then in the evening I went to see Bruno Mars with some other friends.

It was a healthy, active birthday!

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