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12/27/09 10:53 P

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I've been off for the past week, not toally off the wagon, but maybe dragging off the wagon. :) I feel so bloaty and miserable. I'm not used to such rich food.

One good way of getting back on is the cooking club at this sparkteam. we are going to start the year with any January Newsletters you have and cook as many as you can and post your reviews. this will inspire the members here to become movivated to cook and try new dishes. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I get into a rut, new ideas are just the ticket.

also with me, is sticking to one portion. I have to get into my head one portion is all I need. so that's another goal.

just remember, even though overeating is something we think we shouldn't do, inside, we are trying to take care of ourselves. So, no more guilt, just do as JoAnna always said, "do the best you can, the best you can" and we'll be proudly riding on that wagon!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
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12/27/09 3:58 P

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Count me in, too!

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BEVERLYM47 Posts: 38
12/27/09 3:36 P

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Well, I am ready to get back on the wagon. I have pulled out most of my cookbooks and have some more coming, plus I have a few years of the newsletter, so I am ready with anyone else that wants to hop on. It may take me a while to get it off, but I have lots of time ( I hope!! ). Let's not let the fact that HE had to close down get us down. I, too , hate the thought of all those recipes being gone, but maybe one day Gina will give us access to them, too. But, if not, we sure have lots between us all!!
Sorry for writing a small book, but I am eager to start!!!

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12/27/09 3:35 P

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Well, I am ready to get back on the wagon. I have pulled out most of my cookbooks and have some more coming, plus I have a few years of the newsletter, so I am ready with anyone else that wants to hop on. It may take me a while to get it off, but I have lots of time ( I hope!! ). Let's not let the fact that HE had to close down get us down. I, too , hate the thought of all those recipes being gone, but maybe one day Gina will give us access to them, too. But, if not, we sure have lots between us all!!
Sorry for writing a small book, but I am eager to start!!!

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12/26/09 7:09 P

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Well, I've been away from Spark for awhile because I fell off the health wagon. I need to learn how to crawl back on, meal by meal and not let months (and pounds!) get away from me.

I'm not surprised by these events but I too, wonder what will happen will all the recipes that are as yet unpublished and who actually owns them now. I guess time will tell.

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12/18/09 7:34 A

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I just signed up to re-join the Yahoo group. I'll be happy to help once I'm approved.

Ann in Baton Rouge

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ANN70821's Photo ANN70821 Posts: 103
12/18/09 7:33 A

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Like everyone else, I'm so sorry to have HE go away! I had just started dragging my cookbooks out again, determined to get with the program when I got the letter from Gina saying that my subscription would be ending a few months early.

I haven't been very active in the SP group, I'm really more of a Yahoo girl, so I've just signed up to re-join the Yahoo group. I'll have to start checking in here more often, too.

I have most of the cookbooks, and a few years of newsletters--none of the booklets. I always thought that there would be time to get them...

Gosh, I still miss JoAnna.

Ann in Baton Rouge

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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,062
11/9/09 12:00 P

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Thanks Lin..I'm working on a huge project, if you are a member of the HE yahoogroup, and could help, I'm looking for LOTS of volunteers!



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LINSIG Posts: 4
11/9/09 9:42 A

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Hi everyone! I'm new to this group but am very anxious to continue Joanna's legacy. I know she would be devastated that HE, as we have known it, has closed it's doors. There has to be some way we can keep it going. I'm willing to do whatever I can to help.

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11/8/09 3:17 P

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So true, so true. There's been no recipes that I've tried that even compare to Jo's.

It's very very hard for me too, like I've lost a great friend all over again as well.



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11/8/09 3:10 P

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I have let "busyness" keep me away from cooking like I should and want very much to get back on track. This group gives me the motivation and accountability that I need, so thanks to Heather and all of you for keeping it going.

I received my notice yesterday like most of you, and while it doesn't surprise me, I feel like I've lost a friend. I have some other diabetic and "lite" cookbooks, but JoAnna's recipes and style are by far the best. And my family agrees!

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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,062
11/8/09 11:07 A

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Yeah I've lived in NY about 10 years now. :)

So good to see you Marie. It's very very sad news.

Please spread the word we are here! Let every one you know about us. So we can keep this group going strong and alive.



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LOCARBS Posts: 6
11/8/09 10:23 A

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I have been away for over a year. I was so surprised to hear Gena has to close HE. And Heather, I didn't know you moved from NY. I hope you will continue this site. I need it. Marie

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11/7/09 8:41 P

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I sure hope stay active. I'll be here as long as ya'll are around!!

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11/7/09 5:00 P

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If it's up to me we will stay active! Just stay here and help me!

BTW, we need to make a list of next years book club selections!



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SKYBOYSMOM Posts: 1,152
11/7/09 4:46 P

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I just got home and opened the mailbox. I was hoping the newsletter was in there. I have to say that I'm surprised, but then again I'm not. I know Gina and her husband tried there best to keep things running, but I have to say it's like losing a good friend.

I'll have to check and see what books I need to complete my "JoAnna" collection. I hope and pray that we will stay active. It would be nice if Gina would join us and possible post some of JoAnna's unpublished recipes.

Well, I've got to run, take care and see you all later.

Deb in SE MI

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11/7/09 2:09 P

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Thank you Randella! I'm excited.

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11/7/09 2:08 P

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Sarah:

My pleasure! We all help each other. :) I'll post it soon. Its tough getting the teenager off the computer. I mainly post and reply from my device and I need the PC to do this one. :)

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11/7/09 12:24 P

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Randella I would really appreciate seeing your master list! I have such a hard time trying to shop for a month at a time. It will be great seeing how it works. Thank you!

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11/7/09 3:30 A

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I am sad and sorry that there will not be any more newsletters and that the Website has been closed down. I know Gina did the best she could. Well, at least we can come here and discuss the books we have and the receipes we make. Heather, Thank You for that! Also, Heather, Thank You for starting this Team here on SPARKPEOPLE and telling all of us about it. All your hard work is very much appreciated!
GOD BLESS!
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11/6/09 8:19 P

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Well she didn't mind a few recipes posted that were new, just not a whole lot at once. And for sure not more then three a day.

I agree, I want to keep our cooking club going!

I think I have all the booklets at least I hope I got them all. *sigh*



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ITSRANDELLA's Photo ITSRANDELLA Posts: 344
11/6/09 7:48 P

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I'm glad that we are on board with keeping our communication going with JoAnna's recipes. I cannot even think there is anything out there to replace what we have right now that even comes close to the ease, satisfying, healthy and consistancy of what she has given us. My family is well fed and looks forward to dinner and dessert every night.

I would suggest that we continue to stay active with the cooking club. I don't know about you, but I gain so much from cooking and reading all your posts. I know not all of us may have all her books, but I know a lot of them can be found on amazon for little money through the marketplace vendors. My friend just recently bought the Strong Bones book for 1 and shipping is usually $3.99 -so four bucks is what she paid.

I'm also wondering about the HE yahoo groups. If there is any post there you might need, I suggest to get it now. I can't tell you how glad I am that I got what I wanted off of the HE site when I did. and I'm not going to talk about the NL on yahoo groups. Gina has full reign over that group and could shut that down as well.

Sarah: I'll tap out my master ingredient list and make a post if you or anyone is interested in that soon. it really does help me a ton and shopping is soo easy!

Soon will be time to shop for Thanksgiving and I'd love to hear your Thanksgiving menu plan. I'm stuck on if I want to try recipes I haven't tried yet or stick with the usual, but your suggestions will help me.

Ann: I never did know we weren't supposed to post a recent recipe! you're right though, no worries there now!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
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11/6/09 6:32 P

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I agree! Let's keep Jo's recipes a cooking, and sharing!



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11/6/09 5:36 P

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Randella I need to take lessons from you! I have so much trouble trying to get a monthly grocery list!

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I so agree with you Randella. Now we won't worry about posting recipes from newer material.

Ann

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11/6/09 5:17 P

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yep, saw it. I got mine notice today. I just renewed my NL too! I had feared this was coming with the expired domain of the HE site.

JoAnna's recipes are still going strong in my kitchen. Not only is her plan the best thing that has ever worked for me, but also her system of using the same ingredients for her recipes. Cooking her recipes saves me time and money when it comes to shopping. I just trust the recipes for my health and ensure I have bought the ingredients from my master grocery list and I'm good. I'm so good I don't even plan menus per se for the month, I shop once a month, and trying a new recipe almost everyday!

I hope everyone has gotten all the materials they were missing from the HE site and gift shop. I am pretty sure I did.

Let's not let the closing of the NL stop us from enjoying what JoAnna had started. Let's keep posting our recipes and reviews and anything else we would like to share. I'd love for us all to get healthy, stay healthy, and stay connected more than ever.



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11/6/09 5:04 P

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I am so so sad about it. JoAnna always said she had at least 20 years of recipes filed away....I guess now we will never see them. Makes me really really sad.



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emoticon Did anyone else get the news from Gina today??

"Dear H E and From the Church Kitchen Newsletter Family Members,

With our deepest regrets and are sadden to announce the Healthy Exchanges Food Newsletter and the From the Ch Kitchen newsletter are no longer going to be published."

The flyer goes on to say that they lost the lease to the building they are in and the cost of moving etc on top of the subscriptions falling off they have had to make this choice.

I guess that is why the web site is down although I read on line that it expired 10/14/09 pending renewal or deletion.

This is so sad but I do understand with people cutting back on their expenses due to the countries economy.

Ann

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