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Cookies & Ice Cream

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good Sunday Sparkfam! I am eating in moderation cookies & caramel vanilla swirl ice cream, I had a serving of each & now I am moving on...It's time for the brown rice & veggies & baked chicken.....What is your eat dessert first crave?

I also had black cherries & will an apple too. An ounce of prevention is worth pounds of pounds of workouts & boring salads. Although salads today have been awakened with fruit, nuts & special dressings.

I am also going to get a chance to get on treadmill & do 30mins, do kickboxing & then trying to do more lower body. UGH! Will do the treadmill last as my reward for eating dessert first.

God bless!!

Dee

  
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RENAEFARR 8/17/2012 4:12PM

    Do you go to a gym to do kickboxing or a home video? I've always been interested

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GRANNYQUINN 8/15/2012 10:55AM

    I tend to love anything baked , cookies , almond coffee cake or apple pie. However , to satisfy these cravings I have been baking apples with cinnamon and nutmeg, with a dash of Smart Balance, Mmmmm. Also , Plain Yogurt mixed with vanilla extract and sliced almonds with fresh fruit. Blessed Hugs K

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SMILE2HAPPINESS 8/14/2012 12:19PM

    That;s awesome! I love that quote! I think my favorite desert would be anything sweet! emoticon Can you sense one of my weaknesses?

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JANTWO 8/13/2012 1:00AM

    Love Rocky Road ice cream, but stay away from it.

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CIERAPOET 8/12/2012 10:55PM

    I like caramel crunch low sugar ice cream but haven't had it all summer. Can you believe that? Well I guess that's a good sign. I hear it's good to eat dessert first. Today I ate a piece of Russell Stover Sugar free Toffee squares but I've been eating some See's left here by my sister-n-law last Saturday because she was driving back to Ok and they would have melt. I don't think she even thought about it when she bought them. But I forgot about them for 2 days. emoticon I don't need to eat them and I'm thinking about going on another sugar fast. emoticon I really am meeting my weight loss goal THIS year! emoticon
Keep up the good work sis! Shouldn't you do the treadmill first since you don't like it the most? emoticon emoticon Ok...I'm stopping my meddling!
Have A Great Week!
Deb
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RUTHXG 8/12/2012 9:11PM

    All your food sounds delicious!

All summer I have been craving ice cream--especially now that I'm cutting back on sweets. emoticon I had some just last night but I'm still craving it! Trying to not give in . . .

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SPARKLE1908 8/12/2012 7:29PM

    Good job!!!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/12/2012 4:02PM

    Good going, keep at it.

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What's for Dinner....

Saturday, August 11, 2012



Hi Sparkfam! I just wanted to blog cause I see everyone is having such inspirational blogs. I mean, I have lost 2lbs this week & lost 3lbs last week so this thing is shaping up nicely. I do however need to get my workouts back on track. I have been kinda slow with my workouts but want to have the drive I had 6months ago. Yesterday I did have a hamburger & fries for lunch & then had grilled steak, salmon & potato & green beans. My hubs felt like grilling. He inquired about the steaks at Walmart because of the commercial but I don't do steak from them. I normally go to Jewel because I like their cuts of beef. They also had a slice of salmon that looked delectable. I got off early so I did my groceries yesterday. Came home put them away, then washed dishes. When he came through the door I seasoned the meat for grilling. I had a few packets of already put together seasonings. So after I put the olive oil on the meat, I seasoned it with one of the packets I had. Then I put on salt, pepper & soy sauce. On the salmon I put a terriyaki marinade with red pepper flakes. He was out there 20mins & came back with the steaks & salmon. Let me tell you fam, I felt like I was I was in a grade A eatery. I cooked the potato & green beans & dinner was served. It was phenomenal! That's what happens when we do it together. The enthusiasms is definitely there & I want to expand on that.


God bless,

Dee

  
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GRANNYQUINN 8/15/2012 10:49AM

    Be right over , looks delish. Congrats on the weight loss. I think now that it's cooling off we can get back on track. Blessed Hugs K

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CIERAPOET 8/12/2012 11:03PM

    Well Praise The Lord Sister Girl! emoticon That Plate Looks Very Inviting! You Are Truly A Blessed Woman!
emoticon On losing that 5lbs! You Will Be At Your Goal In No Time At All!
Thanks For Sharing Such A Special Blog!
Blessings!
Deb
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ILOVELIFE2012 8/12/2012 9:39AM

    LOOKS GREAT!

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JANTWO 8/12/2012 12:29AM

    That looks so tasty!!!! Way to go on the weight loss!!!! emoticon

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NOCALORIES 8/11/2012 10:23PM

    Thank you for this blog. Congratulations on the pounds that are gone. Hoping there might be some delicious leftovers tonight.

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RUTHXG 8/11/2012 9:59PM

    That sounds SO incredibly yummy! And how cool that it was a collaboration between hubby & you. That's the way it should be!

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Outings....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good Tuesday Sparkfam!! It's the end of my staycation. Yesterday we had a good time in downtown Chicago. We went to Lou Mitchells one of Chicago's famous eateries:

Here are the breakfasts were enjoyed:


We all had coffee except for my oldest son & he had his first taste of freshly squeezed pulpy sour oranges juice! lol He wasn't pleased.
We actually even talked to us. You know how kids are connected to their phones & ipad thingys but we had a good breakfast that I didn't have to cook.
We drove around & decided to go to Sears (Willis) Tower to take the tour:

Who knew we would have to wait in so many lines:

We stood in at least 7-10 long lines & then had to watch an educational movie. UGH!!

View from a ledge. There are several glass ledges that you can stand in line to stand on. Its like you are standing in mid air. My kids & hubs took great pics & I put my sandal out there. Did I tell you that this is my first time there. I driven by & even parked there & waited for my mom as that was her bank. She worked at one of the area branches til she retired. Bless her heart. Okay & then there was a gift shop at the top. We looked & we bought 3 things that totalled $14. Then we had to waited in another line to go down. I felt dizzy by the time we hit the bottom. Then we had to go through 2-3 more gift shops, we spent another $25 there on small trinkets.

I got home & took an aspirin as I was just dizzy. I ate a little something & felt better by night fall. It rained cats & dogs this morning so today was an inny no outings. I pray you all had a great Monday!


I don't but some people do......

God bless,

Dee

  
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MARVEEME 8/10/2012 9:08PM

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GODZDESIGN95 8/8/2012 5:52PM

    yum breakfast. I remember going out eating breakfast with the family but diabetes has taken the fun out eating out for sure. emoticonglad you enjoyed family time. emoticon

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/31/2012 2:44AM

    Awesome Pics,, thank you for sharing! I have never been to Chicago so it was great to see them!

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CIERAPOET 7/27/2012 9:40PM

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Wow Sis You Had A GREAT DAY! Glad You All Got To Spend Some Quality Family Time. I Don't Know What I would Do With All Those Lines. But I Guess You Met Some New People? lol Thanks For Sharing. Make Me Want To Go Somewhere.
Many Blessings and Have A Wonderful Weekend!
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JANTWO 7/26/2012 12:21AM

    Nice pictures!!!! Thank you for the tour of Chicago for me!!!! I am glad you had a good time!!!!

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MICHELLE_391 7/25/2012 11:08PM

    I have always wanted to go out on one of the ledges but can't find anyone brave enough to do it with me. Thank you for showing me what it looks like! Oh, and please, never, ever say "Willis Tower" Blech. The world knows it as the Sears Tower, and that's what it always will be!!!!

So Lou Mitchells is famous? I walk right by it every day and never knew that it was a place I should check out.

What a lovely end to a staycation! Happy easing back into daily life! XO

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BLEGNER1 7/25/2012 4:18PM

    I enjoyed going on your outing with you and your family. Thanks for taking me along.

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GRANNYQUINN 7/25/2012 12:37PM

    Thank-you for inviting us on your journey , will always be Sears to us!! Love Chinatown , where they doing Tia Chi out there? Hugs Karen Great pics Dee.!!

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TRAVELISMYGAME 7/25/2012 9:00AM

    I love Chicago and the Sears Tower Ledge! The one picture of the long line looks unreal, everyone seems so perfectly lined up. LOL

Looks like you had a great last day of your staycation!

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NISSANGIRL 7/25/2012 7:28AM

    Sounds like u had a wonderful Staycation dee!!! the breakfast looked amazing! and the height of that tower with being able to look down like that would have made me dizzy too!!! Havea wonderful day Dee!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUTHXG 7/24/2012 11:54PM

    I LOVE fresh-squeezed OJ! Mmmmm, & breakfast is my favorite meal.

Hilarious that you did the Sears Tower thing--too bad you had to stand in long lines though! I have still never been up in that tower. Goofy, isn't it? (I mean, it's goofy that I've never been, having lived in Chicago so long.)

Glad you had a fun anniversary weekend!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/24/2012 11:02PM

    Whoa, I would never be able to go out on that ledge! Sounds like a fun day, but too bad about the headache. Hope it went away fast! Great pics - thanks for sharing.

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DIBANANA 7/24/2012 8:57PM

  Wow I can't see my husband standing in any line that long!

Sounds like you enjoyed your trip.

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LEFTHANDLUKE 7/24/2012 8:12PM

    great day it seems

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How Many Do U Have?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good Day Sparkfam!! Well we got a few sprinkles here & there here in Chicago but it is still dry. We are indoors mainly but try to get out & go to the park & socialized visits with family & friends.



Definition from www.thefreedictionary.com....
friend Pronunciation (frnd)
n.
1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
5. Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.

I saw this, I was just thinking that I need more but I do have a host of fam here on Spark but how many do you have?

Today's workout was tae bo with Billy & my legs & hips are buzzing. I would like to get on the treadmill but hubs wants to go to the movies....UGH!! I will have to see but this is our anniversary week & we have been trying to put more time in to show I am ALL in. lol

God bless Sparkfam!

Dee

  
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MSPROVERBS31 7/23/2012 3:35PM

    How was your anniversary the other week?

Oh and yes, you are definately one of my friends!!!!
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FITJEANS 7/20/2012 4:49PM

    Great blog , i can totally identify. I honestly dont know how many but I know I have alot of people in my life who make me smile. Including sparkfriends like you. Thanks for sharing

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BARCLE 7/19/2012 3:44PM

    emoticon Have a super week

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RUTHXG 7/18/2012 9:33PM

    Hope you're having a fun night at the movies! I was supposed to go to the Millennium Park concert with a couple of friends, but one of them was worried about possible rain & the other said she would have to leave early anyway, so we postponed till two weeks from now.

Really looking forward to meeting up with you on the 28th! In the meantime, have a LOVELY anniversary!

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P.S. In answer to your question: it would be hard to count! My best friends are my sisters, but unfortunately two of them live off in California. I have quite a few other lovely friends, & would love to spend more time with them--our meetup will contribute to that goal!

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KITT52 7/18/2012 9:01PM

    we had about 5 minutes of heavy rain but then it got more humid

oh well the rain felt good for a few minutes

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KKLENNERT809 7/18/2012 8:50PM

    Yes, Happy Anniversary!! Go to the movies, nothing worse than a husband who isn't happy or doesn't get their way............Enjoy your week!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/18/2012 8:29PM

    Love that Tae Bo! Happy anniversary - have a fun week!

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GRANNYQUINN 7/18/2012 8:28PM

    I feel that I am blessed with all kinds of friends, each is different , but so am I , to them , we just accept each other. Hit the Movie, I am going to see Ice Age tomorrow with my granddaughters , cannot wait. emoticon emoticon

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Happy Friday....

Friday, July 13, 2012

Good Friday Sparkfam!! It's a rainy Friday here in Chicago but I did want to go to the Taste of Chicago. This is for the sake of my hubs. I don't taste much except McDonald Fries & these Cajun Cheese Fries & I'm done. lol

I am good after my fall but it was probably more a metaphor for my mind than for my body. Definitely brought me back to earth as I was getting full of myself. How? Long story just believe me when I tell you this was happening to me. lol

I got some great workouts in this week but today, I slept til almost 9am & then I wanted to take a vacation day. No I didn't do it I came in late but all is forgiven as I am still here & not a breathing soul is here with me. lol So are you working or hardly working? I'm trying to mix it up but sometimes it ain't easy getting all that done & still be energized. UGH!!



Thought that this quote from Spark Motivational would spark you guys to be motivated. It's motivating me. lol So are YOU!!


God bless Sparkfam!!



Dee

  
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CIERAPOET 7/17/2012 5:17PM

    WooHoo! Happy Tuesday the 17th! I'm always late but I like this blog I'm so glad to have my page back I don't know what to do first lol. That's a neat photo from Spark I don't think I've seen it before. I'm making an effort to DO my workouts when I think about them. If I wait too long I'll be dragging & I don't like doing that. Thanks for keeping us motivated to move our bodies. They have a Taste of here at different cities down here. I've never been to one. Well sis you have a BEAUTIFUL week & Keep On Pushing!
Deb

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/15/2012 11:43PM

    Good job keeping track of what you had at the Taste! And hey, you got some walking in too! :)

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MICHELLE_391 7/15/2012 8:56PM

    Dee - it is good to know that you are recovering so well. I also avoid the Taste, only because I think it is really gross to be standing around with a million other sweaty people eating food that has been sitting out all day.

But I do kind of agree with GrannyQuinn below. I like Greek Fest. There isn't a whole lot for me to eat at that fest because I'm a vegetarian, but I really just like the vibe. And the Metaxa.

And THANK YOU again for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving me! emoticon

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BOO-SHAY 7/14/2012 10:34AM

    I had Chile Rellenos last night, ooh so good, but I was good all week and managed for the first time to exercise for an 1 every day. I alternated walking, stationary bike, and zumba. I do know like you that it can be hard to motivate myself. But you are doing it!


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GRANNYQUINN 7/14/2012 10:18AM

    I am glad to here you are recovering, Taste, I am on the fence with that one. I love to go but, I am saving energy for the Greek Fest and I wonder if they are having the Gospel Fest this year? That is one of the Festivals that I have not attended yet. So much has changed, I can always attend The House of Blues for Their Gospel Brunch if they do not have this year. You are more than welcome to join me. Thank God for the Rain!!! It felt so good!!! Hugs to you -Dee- Karen

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NISSANGIRL 7/14/2012 6:43AM

    Glad u got some rain Dee! we finally got some this morning!!! everything was getting soooooooooooooooo dry! taste of Chicago sounds wonderful!!! it probably did u some good to sleep in a bit even though u decided to go in anyway. Glad u had some great workouts this week! I need to stay focused and Make it happen!!! it's been so humid and hot that I don't feel like working out. Hope u have a wonderful weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANTWO 7/14/2012 12:32AM

    Taste of Chicago.....sounds so goooooooooooood...!!!!!!

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SASIKHASI1 7/13/2012 9:29PM

    Vacation day for me, I have to go back to work on sunday. Hubby and I went shopping today and I got myself two new pairs of shoes. I just love shopping for shoes lo. Have a good day.

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MAGGIE101857 7/13/2012 8:43PM

    Did you manage to avoid the storms that came through! We had some great lightning and downpours up here in Lake Forest!

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