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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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21 Comments

  1. Carole

    What’s happened to emails? I haven’t had one since April 15.

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    1. Kevin

      Hmmm Carol they have been sending out daily…have you checked your spam filter?

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  2. Rebecca Wellington

    Love the picture of Aster. Becky

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  3. brenda

    cute cute. thanks

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks, Brenda, I will be in touch with you soon!

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  4. Kathy Barnes

    Oh my goodness Aster is so cute and she is getting to be a big girl. You are very blessed. Have a good Friday. Stop drinking coke and drink tea sweetened with Splenda. I lost 10lbs when I gave up my sweet tea. It was well worth giving it up.
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks, Kathy, I will keep trying!

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  5. Pat Salvant

    Kevin,
    In 2008, I had a major surgery that made me unable to tolerate ANYTHING carbonated. Meaning my Coca Cola, and also Dr, Pepper. That meant I can rarely find any drinks at the fast food places as well. I substituted, Cold Water, coffee, and hot and iced tea, and juice. Oh yes I’m Lactose intolerant as well. I DON’T miss the Coke, so hang in there because the positive benefits far outweigh the beverage you are trying to give up.

    Good Luck To You.

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  6. Pam

    I used to drink a lot of coke too. I ended up with a bad stomach infection (not from coke) which forced me not to drink it for a couple of months. When I started feeling better I purposely didn’t drink it for quite awhile. When I did try a coke again after not having one for so long I didn’t even like the taste of it! It tasted so sweet. Finding a way to break the sugar addiction is the hardest part, luckily (unluckily?) I was forced into my withdrawl. Keep it up, eventually you will do it if you keep trying.

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks for this, Pam…I guess there is hope for me…It is more of a psychological addiction, I CAN go without it, it’s just a lot of times I dont’ want to…

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  7. jodie

    Kevin,you just have to make up your mind you WANT to lose weight. Coke, beer and chocolate milk aren’t good for you. Don’t dwell on it, just do it…I have faith in you.
    jodie

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks, Jodie, I am going to give it another concerted try!

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  8. sara marsh

    Changed from Firefox to Chrome and am getting your emailis and the links work!

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    1. Kevin

      Good, Sara…I’m suspecting the browser might be an issue for others!

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  9. Renita

    Aster is beautiful, love that smile !!

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  10. Marie

    I’m with Jodie: beer, chocolate milk and coke are not your best choices for weight loss. If you really want a coke, though, what about Coke Zero? I personally always get Diet Coke at restaurants and try to drink water the rest of the time. But if you truly want a coke, maybe the Zero or Diet Coke would work. Love your pictures of Aster. She’s a cutie. And I don’t mind reading about your diet, so write away – it’s your site, anyway!

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  11. SHARON

    Aster is so adorable & I love how the simple things in life make the little ones so happy! I know you are enjoying every precious moment with her because they grow up so quickly & you seem to understand that & take advantage of it, which so many people don’t realize until its too late! I applaud you for that Kevin! As for the coke thing, I’ve been fighting that same battle for quite some time! I can go without for as long as 3 months & then I just have to have one & sadly that opens the flood gates & I have to have more! God bless you with that struggle!

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    1. Kevin

      Sharon, that sounds exactly like me…about 3 months is my max and then the Coke comes flooding back!

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  12. hmchelen

    Hello Kevin I love that picture of Aster. She is so cute. Have a good weekend with your family.

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  13. Rhonda

    I love your news. Want to hear more about your diet and about
    family. Aster is really darling. Enjoy watching her grow.
    My husband had a coke habit (pepsi really) Just had to go
    cold turkey . Wear a rubber band on your wrist and every time you think of having
    a coke snap yourself good. Maybe it will break that pleasure response.

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  14. Nostalrius

    Amazing article. I read your posts all the time and you always do a good job articulating the whatever topic you’re blogging about.
    Btw, I shared this on Facebook and my followers loved it.
    Keep up the great work!

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