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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quick Apology

Craziness at home...sick yesterday...better today...field trip tomorrow....D-R-A-M-A

Sorry, hope to get back soon! {{{{HUGS}}}} to all.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Update on my health that I promised WAY BACK WHEN!

Back on February 6, 2008 I promised, in a post,that once I got my blood work back I'd let everyone know how my cholesterol levels were since I've been taking S-Force Cholesterol Control that I sell on my website so that I could give you my honest opinion. Well, back in January of 2007 my cholesterol was 213 which is "Borderline-High Risk" (I apologize that I do not have the LDL & HDL breakdown for this to give you a more accurate comparison), and today (April 23, 2008...blood was drawn on April 15, 2008)it was 179 which is in the "Desirable". That's a reduction of 34 points! Ok, here's the Breakdown: LDL is 113 which is "Near Optimal/Above Optimal" and HDL is 66, and "an HDL cholesterol of 60 mg/dL or higher gives some protection against heart disease." (All terms in quotes are linked to the American Heart Association website.)

Obviously, since, as you all know if you read my Weighty Updates, I've lost nearly 47 lbs. (approx. 21.32 kg) some of it is related to that; however, I took my S-Force Cholesterol Control to my doctor and they were very impressed with the qualitiy of the vitamin and told me to continue taking it!

Short version: I'm very pleased with my results.

Again, if you've read this far...thanks for letting me promote Seriesse! Feel free to ask questions if your interested in any of our products!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weighty Update

Starting Weight: 264.4 lbs.
New Weight: 217.6 lbs.
Weight lost this week: 1.0 lb.
Total lost: 46.8 lbs

Thanks for keeping me honest!

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Photo Survey - Just for fun, but harder than you think!

Here's the catch, you can only answer these questions with pictures.

Go to photobucket. com, put your answer to the question in the search engine and pick one of the pictures from results to represent your response.

Have fun!

Your current location?


Ideal vacation spot?

the pillar of brindisi, its most famous

Favorite musician/band?

u2 (cheers)

Favorite television show?


Pick one of your hobbies.


Ideal vehicle?

1968 ford mustang convert

Favorite time of day?

Early evening

Significant other's name?

John Lennon

Ideal place to live?


Exciting events coming up?

3 year old birthday

Color hair?

Middle name?

Elaine Dancing

Year you graduated from high school?

Favorite restaurant?

The Grape

Favorite alcoholic drink?


Favorite season?


Favorite sport?


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another benefit of Green Tea!

I am always looking for ways to promote my at home business Seriesse, and today I found something while dropping my Entrecards!

I found it in this article over at Your Best Life The cool thing is that "L-theanine is a natural amino acid that comes from green tea..." and the post goes on to say that while it may "...seem odd that something from tea, which is known as a stimulant, could help with stress and anxiety but this amino acid has been proven to create a sense of relaxation and calm in just 30 minutes, without making you drowsy"!

Here's the good news about Seriesse's Essential Green Teas are that they are

- Calorie-free

- Caffeine-free

- Sugar-free

and they taste FANTASTIC (ok that's my opinion, but I do drink this EVERYDAY!!!) This is just another benefit of Green Tea!

Stop by my website if you're interested in getting some of these benefits for yourself!

As always, thanks for listening to me promote myself :-)

AND AGAIN A BIG THANK YOU to Your Best Life for helping me discover this additional benefit!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This is a two for one post!

First off this is a post that I was going to do anyway for Autism Awareness, but by a stroke of luck it also works for Earth Day as well! I guess that I should disclose that even though I was going to do this post anyway I was happy to know that A Girl For all Status is giving away 100ec for the first 50 people who write a post of a minimum of 50 words for Earth Day Awareness you can find her post here, but for now I give you PIZZA FUSION! (FYI other than the ec's I'm NOT BEING PAID FOR THIS POST...this is strictly something I think is great!)

I wanted to highlight this company Pizza Fusion! Why? While "Big Stuff" doesn't have a problem with gluten, he does have a problem with casein as I've mentioned before...I know that there are other's out there who know someone or are related to someone that has problems with gluten or casein or both. I first learned about Pizza Fusion through GFCF Mommy's blog. There, unfortunately, isn't a franchise near me, and boy do I wish I could afford buy one myself; however, I have heard that their pizzas are quite good. In particular their Gluten-Free Pizza ...the next time I get close to one I'll have to try it out for myself! I can hear you all now,"Ok I see how this is good for someone on the spectrum following a GF/CF Diet, but how it this good for Earth Day?"

Tah-Dah!!! They are also an eco-conscious company as can be seen by their slogan,"Saving the Earth one pizza at a time." You can view their company profile and mission statement here, but the short version is this: They follow LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), they deliver their food in company owned hybrid vehicles, they give their customers discounts when they return their pizza box to recycle it, among a laundry list of other things!

Long story short (I know...too late) if there is a location near you I'd check them out especially on April 22nd! Oh, if someone could open one it the Tampa Bay Area I know a few people who'd definately be there!

I'm a thief...AGAIN!!!

Whenever I steal something I try to give credit where credit is due...I stole this from Crissy's Haven:

Your Birthdate: September 2

You're so intuitive, it's like you have a sixth, seventh, and eighth sense.

You connect with others freely and easily - and you tend to have many best friends.

Warm and caring, it's hard for you to close your heart to anyone.

Affection is like air for you - you need to give and receive it to survive.

Your strength: Your universal compassion

Your weakness: Your unpredictable mood swings

Your power color: Mauve

Your power symbol: Butterfly

Your power month: February

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Spectrum Blog Pick of the week...AND my bracelet arrived!!!

My blog pick for this week is: Asperger's Aid as it is a wealth of information! I do want to highlight one article in particular...and that is The Autism/Aspergers Checklist. There are 17 different items listed and some will answer yes to all, and others (for instance "Big Stuff") will only say yes to some (in "Big Stuff's" case the number of yeses came to 13).

My bracelet arrived this past Friday!!!

Chrisi over at Chrisi’s Creations was incredible to conduct this transaction, and I couldn't be happier with the bracelet! She, again, makes awareness bracelets for a number of various causes besides Autism Awareness and she donates a portion (I'm not certain on the percentage off hand...sorry) of her profit to various charities...for bracelet will end up supporting Autism Speaks, and an Alzheimers Awareness Bracelet will end up being a donation to the Alzheimers Association Memory Walk. Check her out if you can. She also does mother & grandmother jewelry as well.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Quick Weighty Update

Starting Weight: 264.4 lbs.
New Weight: 218.6 lbs.
Weight lost this week: 3.2 lbs.
Total lost: 45.8 lbs

Thanks for keeping me honest!

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Weighty Update...PLUS other stuff

Starting Weight: 264.4 lbs.
New Weight: 221.8 lbs.
Weight gained this week: 0.4 lbs.
Total lost: 42.6 lbs

So it was a gain week but BMI and Body Fat% went down so I think it might be muscle gain again, which is good!

Now for the other stuff:

My friend, Devonda, wanted me to repost this (She posted this bulletin on MySpace, but knew that others had posted about the contest elsewhere as well). Here's what she had to say,

"It was a good run, but (Devonda) has been ELIMINATED...

...I was able to finish in the top 30, but didn't receive quite enough votes to move to the next round.

...or maybe I could move to the next county...........................................*thinking*


I want to thank EVERYONE who voted.

!!!!! I have received confirmation of votes from as far west as Los Angeles, CA & as far east as GERMANY!!!

WOW!! I am feeling the love right now!!!

I am I'm going to relax.



...and as always....

Peace and blessings,


For a local newspaper contest, there were a TON of votes!!! Votes for her Group alone were well over 60,000. Thanks to all who voted for her, as you can see she is VERY Grateful!

My bracelet should be here this week!!!

I got an email from Chrisi over at Chrisi’s Creations this morning. I'll let you know when it arrives!

That's about it (for now anyway).

Friday, April 4, 2008

A Plea for a Friend...Please vote for Devonda!

I'm only doing this because she is (even though I haven't seen her in YEARS!!!) a good friend from my past, AND I know what kind of singer she is and she is one of the best! She's in a contest near her home that the local newspaper is doing. You don't have to live in the area to vote you just have to have access to a computer anyway her name is listed as Devonda A.H Walker on their website and you can vote as often as you want...she's up today (April 4th) with her group and then she'll be up on the site April 5th & 6th along with all the other contestants. Please vote for Devonda A.H Walker as the 2008 FLORIDA TODAY Brevard Idol! That link takes you to the contestants page so you'll have to find her on that page to vote. Yes this is only Round 1 so I may be posting this (or something like it again if she moves on, but don't let that discourage you...she is VERY talented.)

Thanks in advance! No, there's nothing in this for me!

AN UPDATE (POSTED ON APRIL 5th): She is in Group 5 and the link above NOW takes you to a page to choose from the you must click on GROUP 5 and then her to get to her voting page. You can also vote as often as you like!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I wanted to highlight a blog on the "Blogging for Autism Awareness" List

NOTE: In honor of Autism Awareness Month I am Blogging for Autism Awareness. There are several others doing the same and I thought that a few times this month I would highlight a few, from whom, I have learned a little something. My first highlighted blog is: The Gluten Free/Casein Free Experience

My son doesn't have a problem with Gluten. We discovered this when were trying the GF/CF Diet to see if it would helped "Big Stuff" we did discover that he DOES have a problem with Casein. ANYWAY, my main problem was finding receipes that my son would actually try...let alone eat! I wished that Thomas' Blog, The Gluten Free/Casein Free Experience, had been around back then. I've only glanced over a few of the receipes since learning of the blog last month, but I've already found several that I can't wait to try!

Check out this wonderful blog!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Autism Awareness Bracelet

I finally found the bracelet I was looking for:

I found it at Chrisi's Creations, which I learned about from This Post at Mom around the Clock.

I will be wearing it as soon as I receive it as a daily awareness raiser.


April 2, 2008 is the FIRST World Autism Awareness Day!

You can read more about the World Wide Events by following this link