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  • Warning: of your an Ophra fan don't read!! You've been warned

    Posted on Monday, January 5, 2009

    Ok I haven’t watched Ophra for a long time. I got tired of hearing her “counsel” people on issues she knows nothing about like marriage and children. She “adopts” every new spiritual fad out there as a cure to fix your life. First it was “The Secret” then her online classes for  Eckhart Tolles “A new Earth“. The problem I have is that she drags millions of people on these journeys bound for happiness but obviously hasn’t found it herself which is obvious by her 40 lb weight gain. Now, please, before I get a thousand emails bashing me, let me finish. This is only my opinion!!
    Lately I’ve seen Ophra talking about how she fell off the wagon and how she feels so bad about it that she was going to do (again) a Best Life Week of shows. I thought, what the heck, this time maybe she will get real and show some true emotion and get down to the nitty gritty. I even taped todays show, but as I sat there listening to her talk it was the same BS as before. I saw not one tear as she spoke, or should I say as she once again informed us of what we need to do to get healthy again. As one of her assistants showed us her “new shedule with more “her time” on it then showing us her new diet that will be cooked by her personal chef, to watching her workout in her personal gym all I could think of was “this is just another show to get ratings“. She kept talking about “balance” but I think to myself this is a single women with no children, what the heck does she have to balance??? She works, end of story and she has enough money where she could take off the rest of her life and have all the “me time” she wants. I feel sorry for her, it is obvious that her self esteem comes from her work and what she does. We always know what charities she has donated to and what charity work she does because she always tells us, complete with pictures. It is obvious that she is so afraid to lose her T.V. show that she won’t give it up even though by her own words she is on heart medication, blood pressure meds and tyhroid meds.
    I have struggled with weight myself for a long time,I know what it’s like to lose weight and feel so good only to gain it back plus some. But unlike Ophra, I don’t have a personal trainer a personal chef and a at home gym at my disposal. I work 40 hours a week, and have a family I take care of. I have to stretch the little money we have to feed us 7 days a week and a gym is a completely frivolous expense. Most night I fall exhausted into be and then get up and start all over again. I live in a 1978 Mobile home so forgive me if I don’t feel sorry for Ophra. She said today “I didn’t practice what I preached“. How about taking a year off, facing your own demons and then after you’ve actually done it you can come back (hopefully with some real humility) and be honest for once. The thing that scares me the most is that this is a women who has the power to influence so many people.
    On that note I will stop ranting. In her defense I do know that there are people she has helped through difficult times, but I will be most impressed when she does it for herself.

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  • I did it, yes I did!!! The Breast Cancer 3 Day

    Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008

    Well ladies, I did it!! I did the Breast Cancer 3 day. I am pooped, and everything from the hips down probably won’t work right for the next week (thank goodness I have 4 days this week over Thanksgiving to recover)! Other than getting clean from drugs, this was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but other than having my kids it was the most amazing thing I have EVER done.
    For all of you who have lost someone to breast cancer, to all of you who are or know a survivor and to all of you who are battling this disease, I was honored to walk for you, I have never felt so priveledged. And to those of you who gave me the names of families and friends I wore their names proudly on my shirt as I walked across the finish line!!
    Well I am exhausted and so I just have to say two things:
    I did it and I’m goin to bed!!

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  • The San Diego Breast Cancer 3 Day

    Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    In 2 days I will begin a journey that I have been preparing for since Janurary, The Breast Cancer 3 day. 20 Miles a day, three days in a row. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I know that no matter how many miles I walk, it is really going to be the emotional experience that I will carry with me forever. If you have someone in your life that lost their battle with breast cancer, is fighting it right now or has survived this disease, it would be an honor for me to write their name on my shirt for the last day of the walk. I leave tomorrow night so tomorrow will be my last day on line until Sunday. Below is my story.  

    Why I am Walking
    I have wanted to do this walk for around 5 years but wasn’t personally touched by this disease until 4 years ago when I had my first real experience with Breast Cancer.  A friend that I work with, Dottie, is a survivor and I was amazed at how much she went through to beat this disease. Still, it didn’t inspire me to walk or donate. Three years ago I learned that my first Bible study teacher, Joyce, had been diagnosed with breast cancer and last year after more than one round of chemo, radiation and a couple of years of other treatments, she lost her battle on July 5, 2007. And I was moved to tears but not moved to walk or donate. Just in the last two years I became friends with a lady named Michelle who was diagnosed and more recently my husband's Aunt Lee was given the news that she has the most aggressive form of breast cancer. She will have to go through the most radical chemotherapy and then a double mastectomy to fight this disease.  

    So, ok, I don’t have to be hit over the head with a mammogram machine!  I get it, and this year I am walking for Dottie who survived, Joyce who didn’t, Michelle and Lee who are fighting for their life right now and the women and men who I might never know who will be diagnosed with this disease. Someone you know WILL be affected by Breast Cancer at some time in your life.  With research, their chances of survival are greatly increased. That's why I'm walking in the 3-day, because everyone deserves a lifetime.

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  • Twilight Book Series

    Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Ok, I just finished the 4th and final book in the Twilight Series and all I can say is: it was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but these are great books. For anyone who might be worried, since a lot of teens are reading this series as well, there is no sex (that actually might turn some of you off)but there is a great deal of passion. No dirty language either. Just plain and simple reading that took me to another world and brought me into the lives of characters that I will truly miss.The storyline gets better with everybook and the ending surpassed anything I would have imagined. Thank goodness the movie for the first book comes out this Friday. I hope they do the book justice.

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  • Twilight Series

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008

    Ok so I am about 1/2 way through the 4th and final book of the Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer and all I can say is WOW. I have gotten so close to all the characters I am going to miss them when I’m done reading the book. It will be interesting to see how closely the movie Twilight which comes out this Friday will parallel the book. CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!!

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  • What is a Veteran??

    Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008

    A veteran is someone who,  at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to  ‘The United  States of America ’ for an amount of ‘up to and  including my life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many  people in This country who no longer understand  it.’

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