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Good Bye September

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Good night September....this summer flew by & now it's already fall. So as I embrace October I have to cry a few tears for September. I could've done more work but this month has made me a sleepy momma....my plans for October:

1. Work my way to working out for 120mins per day. Walking not included
2. Eat more veggies..I seem to do well with fruits but its getting in vegs
3. Drink more water
4. Set a goal to lose 10lbs by the end of the month
5. Spend more time reading Bible spend more time with the family

What are you plans for October? Weight Watchers & Spark feel it is important that we spend more energy on short term goals to feel like we are achieving more goals. I think that is key to improving a healthier lifestyle..

You know I could hardly believe that I haven't blogged since August 31st?! WOW! I have been out of touch but you guys know I am always around trying to spread the Spark! Tonight's dinner, beef short ribs, baked chicken (a MUST HAVE), spaghetti with turkey sausage, sweet potatoes, greens, corn bread & mixed veggies...It was all really good wish there was smell/taste-a-vision...LMBO!
God bless & enjoy the last night of September....

Dee

  
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GODZDESIGN95 10/3/2012 11:27AM

    A W E S O M E !

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SPARKLE1908 10/2/2012 4:06PM

    Your goals are great!!! I know you will accomplish them!

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BLEGNER1 10/1/2012 5:01PM

    Like your goals and like you I almost shed a tear as September passed away to October. I still feel as though there is so much more I could have done last month. Before long it will be too cold to do a lot outside and I will be house bound. There always new projects to get started on.

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ILOVELIFE2012 10/1/2012 8:22AM

    Hi Dee, I like your goals, my goals are similiar, I HAVE to drink more water. Enjoy your day and your month!

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JANTWO 10/1/2012 12:38AM

    Wow September went by fast. I am taking my goals one day at a time.

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CIERAPOET 9/30/2012 11:58PM

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YOU POSTED A BLOG!!!!! emoticon

I was wondering when you would come through for me. emoticon But you did and I'm jumping for joy! emoticon

Now this 120 mins per day...you mean EVERYDAY? emoticon
That's a lot of minutes per day. Ok, I'm staying out of your business...for now! emoticon

You have some great goals. I'm going to pray about my goals for October. I got 3lbs off in September thus far so I'll weigh myself tomorrow to see if I lost 5 lbs today.
emoticon I had to take rest days otherwise I think my fitness minutes and weight loss by name would have been different. We're on a 40 day Fasting and Prayer Season until the election at my Church. Fasting is whatever way God leads you, not necessarily food. It started on Friday. I have been fasting lunch which is messing up my nutrition tracker! emoticon I've been moved to fast sugar free gum. I eat a pack a day if I have it. I look for it in my drawers and purses lol. So YES that's what I'm fasting. And my facebook time. I've been doing good but I need to do better. But I'm going long on your blog and I don't want to do that. Kind of like how I write...Long Winded! emoticon

Thanks for sharing! You were TRULY Missed! Have A WONDERFUL start to October! Wow! We are almost close to the HOLIDAYS!!! emoticon
Love & Blessings!
Deb
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P.S. You dinner sounds so good. Short ribs are the best! I had sweet potatoes too!

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/30/2012 11:57PM

    Great goals Dee. I double checked to make sure tomorrow is the beginning of Oct. emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 9/30/2012 11:48PM

    Short and sweet. That's the best way to do it.
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Even Though....

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hey Sparkfam! Just blogging to say that even though it's Friday & you get to let your hair down, don't let it down too much. lol Make sure you get an hour of workout & trade some of the junk for fruits & veggies...I am trying to get an hour of cardio in the a.m. Then to pick up my nice at the bus station. From there we will come back & I will make breakfast. Then hang out & then my daughter & grandson will swing by & pick up my nice. She is moving here from Michigan but I don't think it will last long though?? She has a son still in Michigan so I don't know she is going to be able to be without him but I think if she finds anything here & gets a leg up she will send for him. I pray so. He is living with his dad right now until they sort it all out. Then I got an art show to slide to & then maybe then I can get to catch a movie or something...So I don't plan on messing up any progress tomorrow or Sunday but come Monday....YIKES! Don't let the holidays get you...



What a week it has been! I need to fly away somewhere just wrap my head around all that has transpired between 7 whole days. Last Friday, I was told to shut down my computer & leave the premises. Then the manager (who should never be in a capacity to speak to people) told me we have a mandatory meeting on Monday. Huh? Well of course, I was like what the world is going on? I had a nervous stomach but I hugged her cause she needed one, then told her it's been a BLAST really & then left the building. I called hubs on the phone & got into even more drama. So I got off cause I just need to meditate and know that no matter what everything would be alright. So I whispered a few prayers and then my whole mood changed. I just knew if they let me go, that would be fine too. I have been considering doing something different for a long time. So hopefully in the next month or so, I will also be changing my profession. I tell you I didn't really talk to anyone about it cause I didn't want people to make me go back to being nervous. My daughter helped me feel better also. I got home & then the next morning, I was as sick as a dog with a cold! UGH!! Then I went to church had a good time & spent time with family at a bbq. It was raining cats & dogs here in Chicago! I got soaked & wet going in but drenched trying to go home. Sick plus getting wet doesn't equal getting better. lol Then, went to work for the mandatory meeting, I pack light. I found out that a co-worker was let go. Not only was he let go but because he was the Information Tech he had to escorted out of the building & told not to return until they notified him or 10weeks. WHAT??!! This guy had given them 9years & now they treated him like a complete criminal. I was so heartbroken because he did so much at the company & we don't have an clue all that he did. The board tried to make it seem like this outside company would be able to take over & do it with ease. Well guess what? We at odds with management because they don't want us to call him but I still text him for passwords & how to information. I don't discuss the company but I do tell him we miss & love him. I know I a bit emotional but he came by to see the attorneys in our building & he couldn't come so the attorney down the hall brought the paper work. I got to hug him & tell him we are in the dark about everything. After 5 days of trying to let this outside company take over what he did like they knew magic, they finally put a call in to him. I hope he makes them sweat! lbvs (laughing but very serious!) Ohhhhh, now I exhaled! It feels so good to get this off my chest.

I am about to watch a movie, either Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Hunger Games. Who has seen either of these? Well by the time you respond I will be well into the middle of the movie...lol

God bless & thanks for dropping by!!

Dee

  
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MICHELLE_391 9/7/2012 2:29PM

    WOW! What a cliffhanger! I'm so glad you didn't lose your job, so glad you found ways to keep yourself calm, and so sorry to hear about your colleague. I love the instant karma of the company having to call and ask for his help!

Although you wrote this last week, I hope you have a GREAT weekend THIS week.



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GODZDESIGN95 9/2/2012 6:45AM

    The last movie I went to see was the Passion of the Christ. LOl. We do buy madea I like tyler perry he crazy and some times I need a good laugh.

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CIERAPOET 9/2/2012 2:48AM

    That's The Reason I Will Never Work For Someone Else. These Company's Have Times When They Forget About Human Compassion and Run All Over People...Especially The Ones The Really Need. Yes...-He Should Re-bargain With Them. Plus If They Are Bringing Him Back They Should Send A Public Apology for Their Mistake. Just My Opinion. Dee...You Could Have Emailed Me To Pray for You. I Don't Like You Having To Be Nervous and Concerned. Yes...You Did The Right Thing With Going To God In Prayer and The Word. And You Never Have To Tell Me The Reason For Prayer. I Know How To Pray Where God Knows What's Going On. emoticon Ok?
I Haven't Seen Either One Of Those Movies and I Hope You Report On Those Movies. My Son Has Netflix For Us Now and I Don't Watch Too Many Movies. I Think I'm Very Picky. I've Been Watching This Family Channel Show About Teenagers Although It's Filled With Adults But I Always Liked Watching It But I'm Thinking Now All It Seems To Be About Is Sex and I Know Teens Are Having Sex, It's Not In Their Minds 24/7. emoticon Family Channel lol.
Have A Great Sunday and Monday!
Blessings and Love!
Deb
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JANTWO 9/2/2012 1:05AM

    I hope you enjoy your weekend and your movie!!!! emoticon

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LORILEEPAGE 9/1/2012 4:31PM

    Wow, that had to be nerve wracking thinking you were getting canned. Your IT coworkers situation sounds just like what happened to my hubby. They escorted him out with security too, and we think it had something to do with the fact that he was at the top of his salary range and they didn't want to give him another raise, or couldn't anyway. I know he is a hard worker and always treated people well. He didn't deserve it. At the time we had 4 teenagers and he ended up without a job for 2 years. We lost our house and filed bankruptcy. I hope he does well and finds work quickly. God worked it all out for us and within 3 years of going bankrupt, we were back on our feet with a new house being built.

Is your job secure now?

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ANGGEL40 9/1/2012 4:30PM

    Glad you got it off your chest..I haven't seen either of these movies yet! Hope you enjoyed them...God Bless and have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Angelia

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Lovin Me Some Me...

Thursday, August 23, 2012



Hey Sparkfam!! It's Thursday & although I have been here only 2days I'm ready for the weekend. UGH!! I think I am going to try to meet up with my Black Girls Run group & get a few miles in? I haven't ran outdoors in um years...SHHHH don't tell nobody...this is between us. LBVS No I mean, I have quite a bite to jiggle around so I wanna have less so I am trying firm up these thighs & glutes to boot. I like my body but I see where there could be some changes especially my waist. Anyhooo, like the title says, I am lovin me some me. How bout you, are you lovin you some you? Well you should cause you are extremely blessed in spite of what you are going through or dealing with. So many other circumstances could've passed through your door/window this morning but God. So get up & do a wave praise dance... Show the world your smile style all up & through wherever you are! Let your haters know God loves you & so do you!! Oh you are trying to love on them too secretly... (0)(0) these are my someone is watching you eyes, even when you least expect....

God bless & enjoy everyday!! SMOOCHES!!

Dee

  
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MSPROVERBS31 8/30/2012 4:35AM

    Oh, and you're a part of the Black Girls Run group?!!!
There's only 1 person in my area whose a part...anywho, I think that's great!
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MSPROVERBS31 8/30/2012 4:32AM

    emoticon for the reminders and boost!
Well, enjoy the rest of the week. as there are blessings in each day!

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GODZDESIGN95 8/27/2012 11:32AM

    God said we are fearfully and wonderously made. But want less of me. LOL! Beginning again!

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THEBETH43 8/25/2012 8:15PM

    emoticon Enjoy running outdoors! I haven't done that yet - just speed walking.

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JANTWO 8/25/2012 12:19AM

    Wonderful blog!!!! So uplifting and motivational!!!! emoticon

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CIERAPOET 8/24/2012 7:56PM

    Hello Sweet Dee!

I've been searching for a blog from you all week and you sneak one in on me yesterday! But I'm still emotional from posting those pictures and seeing what happened thus far. Your blog has me teary eyed. So true we have to be happy and celebrate our lives. I think if I was in Chicago I would run with you ladies lol. I've been doing some Spark videos lately so I won't get burnt out on Zumba. I can't do that everyday because my body gets really sore. So glad you came by and saw my progress. It's so much different when you actually write it all in one place. That picture! I wonder what I did with the hard copy lol. Knowing me I probably threw it away. smh I used to HATE myself..but I LOVE me some ME! emoticon

It gets like that when you come back from vacation. But you will get back in the groove. Love you and have a PERFECTLY Beautiful Weekend!
CELEBRATE YOUR VICTORY!
Deb
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ANGGEL40 8/24/2012 12:19PM

    Awesome...because I Love God and I Love me some me...lol...God Bless! emoticon

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GRANNYQUINN 8/24/2012 11:29AM

    Great Blog - I am smiling ear to ear!! Sound like a fun run , have a good time - I know you will look awesome - Blessed Hugs Karen

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NISSANGIRL 8/24/2012 6:44AM

    emoticon needed to read this today!!! thanks so much for the motivation!!! and good luck running!!! 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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RESTORED_ME 8/23/2012 11:02PM

    I love it! SO positive and upbeat. I hope your run goes well... tell your jiggly parts 'bye-bye' and run your butt off... literally! LOL

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MJ7DM33 8/23/2012 11:01PM

  Thanks for the reminder !!!

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ROCKYCPA 8/23/2012 10:38PM

    Great blog - thanks!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 8/23/2012 10:31PM

    Love it!
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SPARKLE1908 8/23/2012 9:51PM

    Very well said!!! emoticon

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Happy Friday Sparkfam!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Good Friday Sparkfam!! Just wanted to blog about how things are going with me. I have been off since Tuesday & having fun eating breakfast outside in the beautiful Chicago air. Did I tell you I HATE eating outside!! Picnics & bbqs alike are not welcoming to me. I go inside cause I hate fight bugs from landing on my food & the heat. UGH!! So I am thrilled that for the last few days with the weather. Simply gorgeous even the rain is welcomed for a staycation.. My oldest son is going back to WIU & my youngest will also be attending his sophomore year in high school. My oldest is looking forward to it as he will driving back this car he bought. Hubs will be riding back with him & then hubs will take the train back to Chicago. Its about 4hours & some minutes. I keep asking what time are they leaving? I have this sinking feeling that hubs is going to opt out in the last minute. Hey I picked him & had to drive back with him so I am so glad he will be driving his own car. Youngest still doesn't desire to do anything but I am still working on him. lol

I need to pick up my workouts, I tried to stay within my 30mins daily & then add. So why is the treadmill eyeballing me? YIKES!! Guess I had better get on it....

God bless Sparkfam!!

Dee

  
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GODZDESIGN95 8/20/2012 6:56PM

    My two older sons are like day and night. next to the Youngest is all business straight A student smart as a whip and a know it all and he can be tight with his monies. He loves order and does not like a mess. LOL!

My older son is easy going. A loving heart. is a fighter and hard worker for what he likes to do. caring heart for others and does not like to see anyone suffer. Not aa A strudent but I was not either. LOL. A hard worker. A mess does not bother him. In fact he says he can find things in a mess better when it is straightened out Hugh Giggles!!!!!!! A hand on guy he could fix his car if it was a minor thing.

They will developed in there time and their way with loving guides. I do not compare them they are handled differently.

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MICHELLE_391 8/19/2012 6:29PM

    I hope your weekend was as lovely as your Friday and then some!

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BLEGNER1 8/19/2012 10:56AM

    Don't you just hate it when things eyeball you or call your name? I hear the grapes calling me now and saying they need to be picked and I will get some of them done before long unless it starts to rain. I already put a gallon of tomatoes in the freezer today .
I know what you mean about eating out and the bugs! That is one of the reasons I would like to screen in our patio, but have not figure out yet how to do it. Also have to figure a way that will not upset the hubby as he is against almost all of my building projects before and after they are started, He usually likes the end result.
Gotta go now, grapes are getting louder
God bless
Barb

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NISSANGIRL 8/19/2012 7:13AM

    Glad u are enjoying your vacation Dee! That's what its all about! emoticon on your sons new car!!! Hope hubby does not back out of taking your son back to school, hope it works out girl! We finally are getting some much needed cooler temps and I love it!!! love not having the air on all the time as well! Thanks for the awesome goodie girl!!! Have a great Sunday! 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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SPARKLE1908 8/17/2012 10:02PM

    Have a great weekend!!!

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CIERAPOET 8/17/2012 8:08PM

    Happy Friday Dee! emoticon

Glad You Are Enjoying Cooler Temps! We Had A Little Relief But It's Summer In Texas! emoticon I've Completed A Strength Workout and I'm Going To Do Some Sort of Cardio. I'll Make Up What I Don't Do on Saturday. Get Up Early To Walk To The Post Office. emoticon

I'm With You About Eating Outside. Dislike Fighting The Bugs and I Am The One ALWAYS Getting Bit! emoticon It's Time For School Again! The Summer Is Getting Away From Us! I'm Not Mad At All. Of Course, It Stays Hot Here Until October.

Thanks For Sharing The Good Life With Us! emoticon Enjoy A Marvelous Weekend!
Deb
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PRESBESS 8/17/2012 7:14PM

    Enjoy your weekend... and your workout!

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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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