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So - Asta, you still around here? Any thoughts on January's title?


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Andee, I am glad your fraudulent charges were caught before you actually laid out funds! None of us can afford such expenses when we live so close to the edge.

Ha! Just heard first fireworks..not quite 9 pm. (At least I think it is fireworks..hope it is not gunshots!)

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Reading all the posts about fraudulent charges with credit/debit cards - WOW! So many in the same time frame. :(
We got hit too - sort of.
One of my girls had used her card in Target during that time mentioned in many news articles so we contacted the bank - we'd talked it over on the weekend and decided to call the bank to have the card canceled. That was easy enough. They called us back about an hour later looking for me to ask about some pending charges. The lady we talked to about the fraud possibility on Jessi's card had noticed multiple unusual charges on one of my accounts and mentioned this to the lady that actually handles all the paperwork with fraud. This lady (Val) has known me for the last 15 years (when she started work there as a teller) and took one look and told the other lady they're all fraud - no way would this be something Andee would do. So Val calls me, not quite realizing she now has two separate fraud alerts for accounts I'm connected to. But after talking and evaluating all accounts we determined there were pending charges coming in totaling a little over $5000 on 2 accounts. Neither card had been used at Target - but both had been used online for purchases in the last few weeks and both have ongoing auto-payments each month. (I'm still working on getting in touch with all of them)
So we have 3 cards canceled; 3 accounts "red-flagged" (check ID, etc); and we're waiting on the new cards to arrive. :( Meanwhile, we've had to re-route funds to other accounts so we can still manage to keep up with our regular needs.
It was interesting what triggered the suspicion was that all of these originated overseas; but what cinched it for Val... 5 of them were from a website that does surveillance and sleuthing and provides equipment for such. Val knows me so well - aware of divorce and domestic abuse and that I'm a witness - that she told the other lady right away these were fraud & she told me she KNEW these were NOT my doing b/c even at a time when it made sense to use stuff like that I wouldn't do it because I relied on my God to see to things like that getting known about if that's what was best. We had those discussions years ago - when we first were getting to know each other! One of the other interesting things she told me was the first lady scans a website banks have access to that gives them a "heads-up" about charges coming with their bank info attached somewhere. This alerted her... she alerted Val... and even tho this was several days ago, I have yet to actually see them show on my account - and Val says sometimes they can stop and/or reverse them before they get that far - just depends on when they learn about them and how far in the process they are at that time.
Sometimes I've thought about moving our funds to a bank closer to home (especially during the winter months) to make things easier; but I think now I'm staying put as long as I'm in this area. I don't think bigger banks would give me this level of service. With this bank, I'm more than just an account number. :) Val may someday be our sister - she's been a long time RV - some days she's very interested in what the Bible teaches and others she's too busy for it. :) For now, I'm happy she's "my" banker! :)

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Anna, it's so good to see you again. It's been a long time.

Yudelka, it's because it is our favorite saying for the last 43 years for all our chronic health and pain issues. It's only temporary emoticon Our new bodies have been on back order since we learned the truth in 1970. We say it almost every day.

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Wow..that is a nice perk (and incentive!) about the report cards earning free tickets.


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Clady326, Hello and welcome to the team! I have been watching a little too much tv myself. I actually made it a matter of prayer. My family is in Montana skiing and I really wanted to get some deep cleaning done while I can. I couldn't find anything worth watching yesterday and I got the boys room 100% cleaned. I even washed the walls and dusted from top to bottom, cleaned everyone's sheets including blankets and found a place for many things that were searching for a "home".

With your new tablet there are so many things you can do with it. Since the new changes to the next Congregation Bible Study, you can download the new one and study it from your tablet, even underline and put side notes where you want to. (I don't actually know how to do any of those things, but my husband and older 2 boys do).

I did my workout yesterday and I didn't take a shower right away so I would get some things done. I didn't finish the boys room until 9 pm. I started a little after 3 pm!

For some reason, I am retaining a lot of water. I woke up and my face is puffy and I have that swollen feeling. I am going to drink lots of water today and still do my workout. Hopefully, I can get the extra water out.

I talked to Jacob today. They are skiing in White Fish Montana and tomorrow they are going to Black Fish. They sure have been skiing quite a bit! I don't know how much tickets are, but since Thomas is doing so well in school, he gets a free ticket at each place he goes to. Jeff asked about any discounts and all the places said that if you have a copy of a recent report card and the child is doing satisfactory or excellent, they get a free ticket.

For elementary kids, the grades A -F don't apply yet. He is doing excellent in most subjects.

I am off to get my workout done and hopefully tackle another room for deep cleaning.

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the daily text was good and sitting for today for myself. I share some things with my cousin yesterday and I know confidentiality is important especially when you're sharing personal feelings.

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Anna, we are glad you are here and are hoping we can be of help and encouragement.

Like your goal of trying to back off of TV watching and make better use of your time..esp if it includes chatting with us!! emoticon Sorry your health challenges are being difficult...hope you get relief. A positive attitude does A LOT towards both healing and easing depression...smiling, for example, releases endorphins that make you feel better. Laughter works towards pain relief. Positive attitudes help with healing. emoticon

I will leave Carol to explain the "Only Temporary" moniker!

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thank you for helping out with that question that I had. I'm going to try real hard to be a more active participants on this team. I've been going through a lot of things with my health. I'm trying real hard to keep positive about a lot of things. The meetings of helped a lot especially with our last meeting or actually last couple of meetings dealing with prayer. I just got a new tablet that I told myself I would make myself spend more time reading and less time watching TV and so far I have not been doing a very good job at that and I know that's one thing that's getting my spirits down. I enjoy using my tablet and have found that the Google speak to text feature is very nice to use and makes it easier for me to post messages. so with this feature hopefully it will help me keep more active on my teams.

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emoticon girls hi only temporary . Why only temporary ?

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Family Worship Evening

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What does the FWE stand for in the goals section of the time? Sorry I am alittle lost on that one.

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MRamirez, It's nice to see you posting! I know what you mean about not having money!! lol

Celeste, Way to go!!!! I bet you are so happy! You have really been working so hard and you are seeing the results!

We had a great meeting and the WT was awesome (again!)

Hugs to all of you!

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Hello girls!! Well with everything that is going on with the credit cards I agreed with cina mini I will start using cash, well is not like I have much to spend anyways lol, because I'm stay home mom, celest I like your attitude, congrats for being so close to meet your goals, with the type of personality you have you can do anything, and of course with the help of Jehovah first of all emoticon You are all very strong women !!

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Hope your stomach settles down Cinamin. I am SO on track too...good feeling. I am in my smallest jeans and I can fit 2 fingers in between them and myself, so Im super happy and cant wait to really get going in 2014. Got goals...spiritual first, weight second, business third.

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Celeste, I am glad that they were on top of things and that they were ready to act just in case.

Since Wednesday afternoon I have felt like I am coming down with something. At first it was a little sore throat and runny nose. Then, on Friday my stomach started acting up again. My last really hard workout was on Wednesday. I couldn't do as much as normal and I didn't want to be bed ridden the entire time I have the house all to myself.

I decided that I am going to let whatever it is settle down. I went to bed last night at 6:30 pm. I woke up feeling much better. I took it easy today and made sure that I ate right. Since I am not doing the crazy workouts I need to be really careful with what I eat. I have been having the munchies really bad. I made some popcorn so I could snack until I was satisfied. Then it turned into candy. That was yesterday, so I am back on track today.

I had a measured bowl of cereal for breakfast and I had a really big salad for lunch with cucumbers, spinach, tomato, romaine lettuce and avocado. For dinner I had another salad and a piece of salmon. I am planning on going to bed early again so I can hopefully get out in the Ministry tomorrow.

I hope everyone else is doing well.
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12/28/13 7:48 A

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GOOD!

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Well thankfully ours was NOTHING after all. The bank called because it noticed an unusual transaction....but it turned out it was my herbalife online registration to start selling online that came through....oh well thankfully the fraud division checks up on anything different.

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Celeste, that is scary.

Any card with an icon on it that looks like a volume emblem has that in it. They make them so people can just wave them at a machine instead of swiping and the like. I don't like it but it is a part of my card. Yes, this system is going down fast.

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12/27/13 6:01 P

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There is a Target store right down the street from me. Normally, I will go and pick up a few things like dog food or laundry detergent when I don't want to drive all the way to Costco. I haven't been in there since November. With all the theft that is going on, I think I am going to start using cash instead of my credit cards.

Many banks are lowering the amount you can use each day to make sure that it isn't fraud related. If you are in a shopping mall and are going from store to store, your credit card could be declined. I don't think that is a good idea for banks to do that. Having your card declined when you know you have room on the card is embarrassing to say the least!

We all know that this system is on it's way down, just one more thing that we have to be cautious with!





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Hope you were able to stop the hacked effort to use your card! Fast action is important. They say that many of the numbers are stolen, then sold and many are used internationally because it is so much harder to track the crooks and even more so to prosecute them!


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OH MY WORD its global, I just had a call from Justin asking if I was trying to do a transaction with his card.....and here I am at home....cards sitting at the PC where he did his last transaction. Its an utter scourge!!!

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Wow Celeste' Wouldn't have expected to see that in SA!!

Carol, my cards don't have the thingy in them that allows them to be read right out of your purse or pocket..though perhaps this new card will. I agree, though, if you use your card, the info is out there. First time I heard of someone getting hit, a friend SAW an employee whip out his cell phone and take a picture of her card. She immediately went and cancelled the card...but that was right here in town some years ago. It can happen anywhere.

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Today we had an American Indian in full getup doing his music at our mall. The music was so powerful and haunting at the same time, but I had to leave when he started chanting and tapping the ground with his spear thing. I know its steeped in spiritistic stuff, but he looked magnificent with his slitty eyes and bronzed skin and feathered head dress.
Its a pity about the back ground because the music is very dramatic.

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Mine wasn't password related either. Business files etc. are hacked so often and if you pay for something somewhere with your card, they have your number. On top of that, there is electronic equipment that will read your card while it's still in your pocket or purse. You never know where or who will steal your number or balance transfer checks out of the mail box and use them. I shred everything and have requested no banks send offers or checks of any kind but they still do now and then.

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12/26/13 7:46 A

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The thing about passwords is that they say not to use the same one for different accounts..but when you have many, that becomes a royal pain! I don't think our Discover Card problems were related to password access...somehow they got the number and tried to use it. Our cards are exposed to so many people...especially if you use it as often as I do.

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Justin changes his password REGULARLY. Hes neurotic about onllne identity theft....I see the value of it, but its just time consuming.

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sorry to hear that, Carol. I have a Chase card and do need to check it..which I will do in just a few min. We, too, have auto pay stuff on our card..hope I can track down everything.

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Asta, we got hit too on Chase. 3 fraudulent charges. They e-mailed me about a $5.00 one to a place that sells sports stuff and as we have never purchased any of that sort of stuff, they contacted us. Turned out there was another $65.00 charge and a $1,400.00 + balance transfer. We have no accounts to transfer and haven't in years. They are our only card. They closed the account and have opened us a new one. We will have our new cards and numbers soon. Have a lot of ins. companies and the like to inform when they info gets here.

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Carol, its all water under the bridge now, but at the time we tried very hard to get Noleen to buy a laptop, she didnt want to learn anything new. She said she would not take the computer to hospital because it would get stolen, neither did she want a laptop for home purposes. She wanted exactly what she got despite Justins best efforts to get her to take something better. We spent a lot of money in phone calls and sending her pictures of what was on the market and trying to convince her differently.....but she knew what she wanted. I wonder if that wonder boy she insisted on using didnt diddle her somehow???

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So impressed with DiscoverCard...three fraudulent charges showed up..made TODAY..and Discover declined all three. How did they know? We have closed the account and no losses..but I have had that card since 1987...know all the numbers. HATE having to start over, but so relieved not to have lost all those funds. One charge was for Walmart.com for over $1000.00 Another was ElGrecoMotel (in NJ?). Time to change all the passwords again. And..WHO got my info..when and where?

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I think it may have something to do with the electrical out. For some reason, neither of the 2 computers work where Justin set it up or Jacqui's old one she sent her a few months ago, work. The laptop loaner wouldn't need to be there of course. Outlets do go bad now and then and with the storms and power surges you have there, it could knock it out in a hurry and if it's on a different circuit than the others, you wouldn't know it unless you tested them all. It's the first time I have heard from Here in a year or so. First time for Jacqui in about 3 month. Her health is really bad plus she fell and I think broke something about a year ago. Her hip if I remember right. We would probably have been much better off choosing a laptop for her as they are so much easier to deal with and move around.

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Glad to hear that you are hearing from Noleen, Carol, I hear nothing from her or Jacqui. I often think back to that huge, kind undertaking, I sometimes wish I could go back in time and so dont do it.......because of how it backfired. But truly I wasnt to know that at the time.

Cinamin, this time of year is tough on anyone, even those who dont celebrate lol. Its just a time of year we have visitors, time out, go away etc. Dont stress about Thomas and his weight, let him kick in good and solid in the new year....thats what Im telling my clients anyway.

I was taken for breakfast by my sons, luckily the place Primi Piati, had a lovely muesli and yogurt breakfast topped with banana and blue berries, was totally delicious and healthy.

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Celeste, That is great that you are done for a while.

Thomas has been doing the entire workout with me since Saturday. (we take Sunday off) and today was the "fit test". He did really well until it was time for the push-ups. He kept saying that he "can't" do it. I know it's hard and with doing it a lot, he will be able to pass me up in no time! I am so proud of him. He has had a few "mistakes" when he will eat snacks w/o asking and they are calorie loaded snacks, but we all mess up from time to time. This is the first time I have ever had to really watch what he eats. He is already feeling stronger, so I know it's working! emoticon

Jeff is taking an "all boys" trip up north to go skiing. Right now, he is trying to lose weight as well and he is following the Atkins diet. So far, he has lost about 10 pounds. The "boys" are my boys. I get to stay home (FINALLY) while they go skiing. I couldn't find anyone at the last minute to puppy sit and I really didn't want to go. Jeff keeps saying that we can't afford to go anywhere and then, at the last minute, we go some where far from home.

Since Thomas is going with him (I already tried to get him to leave Thomas) he is going to be changing his eating plan to mostly protein and hardly any carbs. The most important thing is that he doesn't reward him with food. It is so hard not to give in and reward his hard work that way because that is how we have always done it. It's new territory for me!


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Wonder what went wrong with the computer we sent her. That was such a project and seemed to have backfired pretty quickly. Thanks for the info, Carol. SO sorry you are having such a rough time. emoticon

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Bad day and weekend. Kidney infection and my heart was doing it's thing again. This time it kept it up till long after I got to the Dr's for my appointment. She did an EKG, tried a new pill and kept me 2 hours and 10 min. till my heart was back to normal for 30 min. She is stumped. No Afib or heart attack which is great but I am drained. Had a shot and pills for the KI. Time to rest. Blew my calories as I drank just shy of 1/2 gallon of cranberry juice since Friday night. Time to go rest.

BTW Noleen has been loaned a laptop so you might drop her a line.

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Did my first "shake party" for herbalife last night. It went very well, with a couple of follow ups and 3 immediate orders. Now I am officially done till the new year. I need a rest. I've started up a brand new business, wound down my old business and been playing with the young ones. They have ENDLESS energy...and while I have loads of energy myself, I found out the difference between 20-30's energy levels compared to 50-60 yr old energy levels LOL.
So, now its R&R for me, and the only playing I will do is with Justin who is my age emoticon

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Cinamin, that's awesome!

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Jacob had the Pioneer meeting with the Elders this afternoon. Then, a family made them dinner. Jacob brought home a goodie bag from the Sister. They each had about 5 tiny brownie type of treats cut into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. Thomas and I opened one bag together and each had one small piece. They were very tasty!

We just did our WT study for tomorrow. It was another great one! Makes us really appreciate Jehovah's loving kindness and compassion for each one of us even though we don't deserve it!

Thomas did the entire workout today with me. It was THE hardest one and he lasted for most of it! I am so proud of him. I wish I had his stamina when I first started. He did such a great job!

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MRamirez, Thank you for relating your story. It's not easy seeing our kids being bullied. You handled that very well. Most people would want to ignore the bullies. You set a great example. I try to always keep in mind how Jesus would have reacted. I ask Thomas all the time when he says that he just wants to punch them. Is that the way Jesus would have reacted?! Great job!!!

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Excellent handling of that bully episode MRamirez! Proud of your wise choices..you did well AND set a good example. Plus, the school addressed it immediately..that is fantastic.

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Hello everyone ! Hi cina mini, I went through a similar situation with my son at the beginning of last school year. 4 kids were calling my son and a close partner, he had in school names. my son smiles a lot, he is a happy kid. so the other kids did not like that, and my son buddy was a little over a few ponds. I forgot the names they gave them, but it was take it from the movie shrek, from two of the characters the were close buddies, I guess they just hate to see them together and laugh, they told my son to stop the laughing, and what was so funny, my son told them , I will not stop, is better to be happy and smiled at times than to be so serious, we spend long hours in a class room, we should be able to smile at times and relax a little, well things continue with the name calling for a few days, but not long. I spoke to the teacher and the next day the four kids and my son were taken to a room and some behavior specialist talk to all of them, also the assistant principle talk to the kids on the side, and the whole class room had to watched a video about bullies, well everything stop, and the school was great about it, they did 3 intervention to stop it. I always talk to my son to come to the open if someone is bothering him, and i have being able to stop it the same week. There are videos about bullies in our jw. Web site in the teen section, I always have them watched it, to keep reminding them, what are the steps to take, and never keep it quiet, I also volunteer at the school at lunch time and got to meet my son's bullies. Sat with them and we played math games. I did that years ago before this last incident in another school, because the teacher at the time did nothing so I had not choice than to take some actions, and me and my husband used to take turns and had little games with the kids at the lunch table nothing big and included the bullies and the problem got solved and the year ended, this school year nothing yet, hoping it stay that way, well hope things keep getting better for you guys :-) Jehovah is watching over our kids, we just have to keep doing our part :-)

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Asta and Celeste, Thank you for building me up! Knowing I have great backing will help me continue to cheer my son on and help him.

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I have seen a few really strong people brought to ruin from being bullied by other people. I've seen BIG, grown, confident men totally lose their confidence by being bulled by a much smaller wife....its sad and more than that its disgusting. I wish there was a way to end the trouble, but we all know exactly what the end of trouble will be. Till then, we have to stand by our kids, parents, friends whomever is being treated unkindly. Stand together and show the bullies WE DONT ACCEPT THAT BEHAVIOR. Good for you being your sons soft place to land Cinnamon, that is something he will remember for the rest of his life.

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Kids can be so cruel to one another...well, anyone can, but it is awful when children are so hurtful. I am so glad Thomas told you what is going on. Your proactive help should be a wonderful support for Thomas. Perhaps you can also come up with some verbal defense...scriptures or other words that might help defuse things. Good for you Cinamin.

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Thomas has been dealing with bullying again this year. It's the same kid as before that is doing it, but now he's using words instead of his fists. I am glad he is not being physical with my son, but words can hurt more because you can heal from being punched,but you can still feel the sting of the nasty things people say.

They have been calling him "Tubby". Thomas is a runner. He runs EVERYWHERE! He is so quick, but he does have a belly on him and a double chin. His eating is not great, but he is very active. I found out that he has been skipping breakfast and lunch to try and slim down. I am glad he told me so I can fix it right away. I told him that NOT eating is worse than eating the wrong foods.

I have put him on an eating plan. Since he is off school, I can control what is being put into him. When he needs a snack, we have fruits and veggies. By helping him, I am actually helping myself. It's only been today (we started last night right after dinner. That is when he told me ((crying))). I have encouraged him to stay active on his off time. During commercials, he can do simple exercises. I showed him lots of different things he can do. Then, I said: "When you tell me you're bored, we are going out to the garage and work out together!"

Today, he said that he was bored. So, out we went. I have the "Insanity" workout in there. I showed him the correct form for each move, then we started. We go through the warm up exercises 3 times. Thomas was DONE at the end of the first. He did give it all he had so I am very proud of him. Then, I showed him how to stretch so his muscles will lengthen as he grows.

My brothers would all gain weight and then shoot up a few inches. I hope that is what is about to happen. Either way, teaching him how to eat and how to exercise with proper form is good!

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That's true, but for so many folks, choosing cheaper food rather than expensive organic foods is an issue. So much of our food is compromised by being boosted with hormones to produce double loads of fruit, chickens forced to lay 2 lots of eggs per day etc. Looking forward to the paradise with its perfect living conditions and healthy bodies without even having to try.

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I imagine that diatomaceous earth would also help keep the intestinal villi unblocked.


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That IS scary and should be looked at. I read an article yesterday that said most illnesses, diseases etc come from blockages in the Intestinal villi which are small, finger-like projections that protrude from the lining of the intestinal wall. If blocked, it will prevent nutrient absorption. What keeps it clean and free from blockage is aloe. Once the villi are unblocked, general health improves. I must say that since I have been on the herbalife aloe (which tastes like mango) I have no colon issues.

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That is scary, Cinamin! You have no idea what caused that? Hope you alert your doctor...and if not that, at least keep a written record of what you experience and when for whenever you DO go to the Dr. It could be important. MANY years ago I had an ectopic pregnancy..didn't know I was PG. Was rarely sick but had an afternoon of cramps and went home early from work. Was fine the next day..I thought. BUT it was just a warning of a life-threatening rupture that nearly caused me to bleed to death internally. Please be aware and if something else develops...DON'T wait..get help. Please be careful with your health. emoticon


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Carl, I am sure you will do a great job! Use Asta's suggestion!

Last night at our meeting, for no reason at all, my tummy started hurting TERRIBLY! We were about to start the KM and I was almost doubled over in pain. Whatever it was, it's gone now. Thank goodness!

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Pray on it and Holy spirit will get you through, Carl! emoticon

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I have been eating light ever since Monday. Tomorrow my team at work is going to a lunch so that will be a miss for me. (I'll try not to have any pop or dessert) But not sure if I can pass on much else. Friday night is when I get together with a few brothers and we go out and eat and hang out.

Tonight I was just asked to fill in for the last part in the Service meeting. The good thing is that its a Q & A part. But only scanned over the part and didn't really study it because I was working on my talk for next week. So when I get home I'll have to re-read the part to make sure I can cover it in the correct manner. (Trying not to stress!)

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Carl, Helping people move is exercise. So, the BBQ was earned. lol

Celeste, Being around people that aren't aware of how beautiful they are is nice. There is a young sister in our hall that is so beautiful. She is NOT interested in any boys. Her father is an elder and her older sister has 2 children. At the gatherings we go to, she is always out playing baseball or basketball with all the other young ones. Not afraid she is going to mess her make-up or have a hair out of place. Her best friend is dating and she is the chaperon for them. She is going to school so she can get a job and be able to support herself when she is pioneering.

Asta, That is wonderful! My sister had a "girls night" at her house a few weeks ago. Since she has been re-instated, she is trying to widen out and find good friends again.

Nice to see you Carol!

My computer is full of virus'. The boy that used to come over and would stay the night with us and study with our family is doing his best to fix it. He works full-time for himself and that is what he does to make money. He normally charges quite a bit, but I get the family discount. (free) So far, it's been 5 days and he has been on it for most of the time. I think when I went to update the new Adobe software, that is when the problems began.

I am using Jacobs computer and the keypad is just a little different. I keep making typos and not able to use the ten key and upper case letters as fast as I usually can.

We were really cold most of last week and this week we might be setting record highs. Maybe 90 degrees by Tuesday! What happened to winter? The mountains had a lot of snow and the resorts even opened for skiing. I hope they will be able to make snow at night so they can continue to stay open until they get more snow from the skies.

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As you say Carl, life happens. I generally do a shake for dinner but went to a BBQ on a Monday night because my nephew came to visit. Didnt blow the whole plan, but probably went over my calories....tomorrows a new day.

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Happy Monday all. Burr its outside. Well I ate like a pig this weekend. lol Had BBQ both Friday night and Saturday. (Friday was planned, but Saturday was not. helped a friend movie and after they wanted to get some BBQ) LOL Oh well it happens. At least I didn't gain this week, but didn't lose that much either only .04lbs. lol Guess I'll take it. :)

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That truly is a wonderful idea.
Today I did 2 hrs street witnessing with what is probably the most naturally beautiful young sister i have ever seen. Tall, willowy, beautiful face, masses of natural curly blonde hair, straight teeth, gentle voice...she has the whole package EXCEPT she is painfully shy and barely said two words in 2 hours...LOL...it was all up to me. Questions to "when were you baptized"...got 1 word answers. In the end, she asked about my weight loss and that got me going lol. But what an experience it is to work with someone so beautiful. Heads turn and people stare CONSTANTLY. She is so used to it, and so unaware which was beautiful in itself. I really should get a photo and show you how lovely this sister is.

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A regular pioneer in our sister congregation posted this on Facebook...such a lovely idea:

"Enjoyed a wonderful evening at (persons name)! An evening for our young girls in the hall with all 10 reg. Pioneers to tell experiences, sing and play theocratic games. So encouraging for all. We must keep our young ones in mind and provide upbuilding special times like these! They sent us away with gift bags and big hugs!"

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Hello, hey Asta that was a great story about the old lady, hello can mini, hello to all :-)

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