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So Sad....

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Good Monday Sparkfam!! It was truly a gorgeous weekend I mean the weather was nice and the Spurs won & I was with my brand new grandson Camden Emmanuel.....I'm so in love with that little anxious angel....I mean he is always fidgeting....He is almost crawling....I'm serious I'm not just being one of "those PROUD grandparents!" lmbo

So let me show you why I am so sad....

Meet Coco Chanel she was born September 3, 2012 I had the pleasure of trying to find a good home for her. Coco is a havenese mini she is absolutely delightful. Why didn't I do a blog or try to post something on my Animal Lovers team about her? Instead, I asked a co-worker if she would like to have her since she found a small pup not to long ago but the owner came forward to claim him. She was "supposedly heartbroken" thinking the owner would not care for her. So of course, I showed her photos and she wanted to see him & keep blah blah blah...well this happened on Friday. I got the little rascal on Sunday morning, hence I missed church to connect Coco with her new proud home with a loving family. Pysch! I was absolutely blown away at her apprehensive way of approaching the dog & the "I don't know?" attitude towards her. She saw her & that was enough I told my girlfriend who her aunt actually gave her away, we might have a problem. I mean if it wasn't her kids didn't take to the dog, she didn't have papers to say what the dog lineage was, or the shots microchip & "what if" she gets sick in the future the heartbreak. Well, I felt so betrayed but then again, I knew she really didn't want the dog, she just wanted to see her. She saw her & that was enough. So I took him to my girlfriend's uncle thinking he was keeping her for himself but no he is gifting her to a woman at his church. In comes the heartache. I have Shadow who is 6years old & doesn't know how he would act with another dog. I would have to keep them separate cause he is jealous of my newest grandson. You don't know how it broke my heart to leave her. She was already within 2days shifted from one home to another home & now I can still hear her paws on the glass... I know the feeling of thinking of Shadow without me but now Coco Chanel is without me...Like I am the only avid dog lover?? So please pray that Dottie Coco's new owner loves her like I do....Oh I did offer to take her if the new owner doesn't want her. Dogs are a lot of work & Shadow is older but still I have to work with him.

I gained 15lbs since becoming a grandma or is it that I have gained weight and just didn't know it? Well today is a new day, I am recommitting to not putting ice cream cookies burgers fries & hot dogs on my daily meal plan....HELP!!! Deb & my other Sparkfam where you at??!! Front & center, I need you guys now!!

God bless & I need to STOP enjoying every day with food so much!!! LBVS

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GODZDESIGN95 6/24/2013 6:01PM

    Oh I know your heart is breaking. You never know what people will do. God cares for all creatures small and great. I'll send up some prayers. As for as the food girl we both need to lean on each other. Do what worked in the past. I am retooling myself.

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GARDENSFORLIFE 6/18/2013 7:28PM

    I pray for a good home for this baby!
I will also pray you are on track with your eating plan!
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FLYER99 6/18/2013 10:04AM

    God works in mysterious ways. The first potential owner? It wasn't meant to be. I pray that this last person is just the right match for Coco. God Bless.

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SUNSET09 6/18/2013 7:08AM

  None can love them like you do however, we can only do what we can! Everything in moderation so you don't have to give it up, just don't eat them all at once, just kidding! We're in this together so we gain together and lose together! I decided to treat myself with a turkey burger yesterday and only ate half a bun! It satisfied the taste buds! You'll find your niche as we all will! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 6/18/2013 3:00AM

    Hey there! So happy for you. Grammy!!

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CIERAPOET 6/18/2013 2:11AM

    emoticon That's a cute lil puppy! realize you were actually rescuing animals as a passion. I remember that bird you stopped and cared for. I was thinking how sweet that was and it's actually who you are all the time! That's wonderful! emoticon

Your grandson is anxious huh? lol Just wait until he gets older. Is your older grandson like that? My son was a very alert newborn and an extremely hyper toddler! If I opened the door he ran out like a mouse when you turn the light on! emoticon Love those boys!

It's amazing that I actually went to my friend feed tonight and seen you had posted this blog and there was my name! I wrote my response in a goodie!
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Love & Blessings!
Deb
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DJ4HEALTH 6/18/2013 1:13AM

    That is sad that she did that, it is not a toy that you can just look at and then decide that you don't want it. It is a living animal and needs love too.

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JUDITH316 6/18/2013 1:05AM

    You are so kind to find homes for these fur babies, I'm sorry you are feeling so sad and I totally understand, I hope the new owner takes to Coco Chanel right away and gives this precious one a good home, here's hoping coco channel will love this new owner and the new owner will totally fall in love with Coco Channel. I am believing they will be a good match...I encourage you to get back with your program, I know you can do it, I cheer you on my friend, keep pushing and keep pressing ahead...

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RUTHXG 6/18/2013 12:42AM

    Oh, such an adorable little Coco! I pray her new human loves her wholeheartedly & helps her feel at home very quickly!

As for the grandma pounds, we can't have that--let's get with the program, Dee! Your little Camden is SO blessed to have you as his grandma. (I love his name, by the way!) You've gotta do all in your power to make sure he has you for many, many years! Of course it's all up to God, but don't let it be because you weren't taking care of your beautiful self. Have fun exercising hard & eating lightly!

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BJPENNY70 6/18/2013 12:40AM

    I think it is wonderful you find homes for fur babies. I hope the owner adjust to Coco Chanel and Coco Chanel adjusts to the new owner. I am glad you are recommitting to healthy living. You won't be sorry as those pounds come off and the healthy eating makes you feel much better. God bless you!

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The Spark Solution

Monday, May 20, 2013

Good Monday Sparkfam, I have been reading the Spark Solutions for the last week an there are a few things I would like to share with you all. I actually ordered the book because I wanted to reach out and try something new. What I was doing currently for myself wasn't working for me like it once was so I needed something new. I saw that just flipping through the pages that my desire to try to erase past bad habits and start anew surface. I have seen my waist coming back to me which I forgot where I placed it within the first few days without a 60mins workout overload. I like having a regime & felt comfortable with having a whole team that reads blogs & supported one another. I didn't really have a favorite meal but I feel if I have to choose it would be the Bacon-Swiss Scramble. Apparently, I love breakfast which is normally hot for me. The tip which I found most helpful the slow and steady because I hit the ground running at a 100 miles per hour. Then feel like I have burned out within a few weeks.

Next week I would like to be able to have a lose in my win column of at least 5lbs.

To get your own solutions join the many who have found Spark once again at this website: www.sparkpeople.com/sparksolution

I would like to hear if you any of you have bought the book and how you guys feel about it.....

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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CHICAGOTOM 6/27/2013 12:00PM

    So, any updates on the book? What are the key wisdom points. I would be interested in your perspective because you are so committed to sparkpeople.

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CIERAPOET 5/24/2013 5:04PM

    emoticon Happy Friday Dee! emoticon

I'm glad you've found something that will move you in the direction you are desired. It's going around about slow and steady. We want changes immediately and without using common sense. No shortcuts to Success!!! God's Blessings Upon ALL You Do Because HIS Favor is Upon You!!! emoticon YES You CAN!!!
Enjoy a Beautiful Friday!
Deb
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JANTWO 5/23/2013 2:54AM

    I have not bought it yet.

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RUTHXG 5/21/2013 1:11PM

    Good for you, Dee! I'm so glad the book is inspiring some new possibilities for you!

By the way, I don't think I ever heard back from you about our tall ship outing--??

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MSPROVERBS31 5/21/2013 10:32AM

    Wow Dee so glad you've found your Spark again.
I haven't gotten the book, I thought, "Hey I got the first one and didn't really use it, why get the second one too."

I will look into it again after reading your blog. Seems like it may have be tot review a few things in my lifestyle and solutions to getting to my desired goals. emoticon

All the best as you continue to strive!!!

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RACEWELLWON 5/21/2013 10:09AM

    Thanks Dee - will have to purchase one of these little gems - Good Luck !! Karen

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ILOVEMALI 5/20/2013 11:04PM

    I bought the book thru SP offer (still waiting to get points and DVD!). Haven't started it yet.

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SONYALATRECE 5/20/2013 10:55PM

    Change is good when you are sporting the right attitude. Keep it up!

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Happy Friday!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013


This is my grand baby with his picture taken sideways.....lol Yes, I am having a blessed & happy Friday & pray you are too......He is actually 8days old today & he has 2 sets of grand parents and one is being a little bit overbearing... Any suggestions on that? Oh did I say that the overbearing grandparents are not us...lol

Today, I am doing my hard exam on watching every bite of food that enters my mouth. It is going pretty well as I have plump up a bit a long with my daughter. So we will both be hitting it in a few weeks once she gets her sea legs under her.

Shadow my 7year old boxer has an upper respiratory infection. So he has been kinda sick but I just didn't know it was that. So he went to the vet Monday after he had a reaction to I don't know what on Sunday. So I spent Mother's Day mothering a sick puppy. He is doing well he got a shot of antibiotics, then he has meds we have to give him daily. I think they are working as he has a runny nose (which I don't think I've ever seen a dog with one??) and he isn't coughing or hacking as much as he was on Sunday. I am burning my candle at every end trying to come up with a schedule to really rest up but a woman's work is NEVER done....ugh!!!


Today for my workout I will be doing walking, weights & maybe a little kickboxing? I guess it depends on how early I get home from my visit with my daughter & her family. I go bearing meals, massages & mental support if needed. I guess that is what we all need some times, someone to just take care of us....who are you going to take care of today?


My little rascals....

God bless & enjoy your day!

Dee

  
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BABY_GIRL69 5/19/2013 4:20PM

    Sorry that I didn't say that baby Camden Immanuel was born 7lbs & 12oz 19inches long...

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In His Love 7& thank you for your support.....

Dee

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CIERAPOET 5/18/2013 3:43AM

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Dee you have some handsome grandsons and a fine puppy! You ARE truly BLESSED by The Lord! I'm so happy for you and Your family!!! You are surrounded by men! I pray the other grandparents calm down and be filled with more peace in Jesus' Name! My sister-n-law is here for a day and will leave on Saturday. I haven't seen her in a couple of years. We've been talking and reminiscing and comparing notes are our young adults! lol She has one son and one daughter as well. It's so good when you see family from home! Enjoy your wonderful weekend! Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog!!! emoticon
Love & Blessings!
Deb
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JANTWO 5/18/2013 12:45AM

    Congratulations on your new grand baby!!!!

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RACEWELLWON 5/17/2013 11:19PM

    Congrats !! To you and your family including the over bearing set of Grandparents - So Handsome - both of them- Sorry about your dog - your other baby , get well wishes. I know what you mean that a woman's day is never done but , what an awesome Mom you are - helping - its noticed . You need a little time for your self too - very happy for your Dee - You are truly Blessed - Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGGEL40 5/17/2013 11:15PM

    Awww.cute grandkids!

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SPARKLE1908 5/17/2013 9:55PM

    Cute grandbabies...glad that Shadow is doing better...pets are just like having kids, LOL...have a great weekend!

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KKLENNERT809 5/17/2013 8:53PM

    Nice blog! Congrats on becoming Grandma again. I am not a Grandma yet, hopefully someday soon. I loved your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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BLKLILY 5/17/2013 5:33PM

    I hope your dog feels better!!! emoticon

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ALICIA214 5/17/2013 3:50PM

 


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ILOVEMALI 5/17/2013 2:56PM

    your post and photos made my day. A beautiful family. Have a wonderful weekend!

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PICKIE98 5/17/2013 2:39PM

    That baby is a doll! Name, gender?

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Happy Day Sparkfam!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I just want to say "thank you guys" for commenting on my birthday today! I am so psyched but that is how I am on everybody's birthday. Today is Thursday and I didn't start off with a workout cause everybody kept sending me texts and called me. I hate to sound like I didn't enjoy the attention because I truly did and still do. So thank you all so much!!! I am really so happy right now.

Today quite a few years ago a child was born and is now a grown lady. She has been fortunate enough to be blessed, healthy & prosperous. She hasn't had it all but she has lacked for nothing. No she isn't a millionaire but she is a thousandaire. Her family cherishes and adores her and gives all the love and support needed. She is grateful for all involved in her life.....smooches!

Waiting on my cupcake.....yum!
Today I got flowers, candy, clothes & juicy couture from hubs, my co-workers got me a card & some flowers & a juice box of wine which was really weird. That's just my take, the kids will take care of me on Saturday but called me & text me as well. I got so many gifts from my Sparkfam that I receive with lots of love!

God bless & luv you all!!

Dee

  
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ILOVEMALI 4/15/2013 1:56AM

    I'm sorry that I missed your day -- it sounds great! Happy Birthday Season!

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Well I Missed Your Day! It Was My Intention To MAKE SURE This Would NOT Happen AGAIN! But I'm SO Glad You Had A GREAT Day! Thank God For YOU and Another Year To BLOOM In HIs GARDEN Full of His LOVE, JOY and PEACE!!! He's Faithful To Do Whatever He Says He Will. May You Have Days Of Prosperity In Every Way As You Walk IN His GREAT Grace Always!!!
Love & Blessings!
Deb
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SPARKROZ 4/12/2013 9:09AM

    You deserve it......hope everyday is a Happy Birthday to you!!!! God bless!!!!

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Happy Thursday

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Good Thursday!

Had a wonderful day with hubs and a great 75min workout! We went out to breakfast and I don't know if it was the workout but the eggs & hash browns were horrible! YUK!! We paid $32 tip included for my horrible breakfast & hubs really like his his.... So unfair but we enjoyed each others company. Some times when you've been together as long as we have been having a good time outweighs the weak breafkast. We laughed and joked about it and I wasn't even rude to the wait staff which a few years back I would've let em have it! Also comp the breakfast too!

I pray you all are enjoy Resurrection Week and miss the memory versus for Easter Sunday. The plays we used to put on made our parents proud that we enjoy learning about the life of Jesus.....

Today I pray you all have a wonderful Good Friday and time well spent with your loved ones!!

God bless,

Dee

  
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JUDITH316 4/5/2013 7:16PM

    emoticon blog emoticon for sharing, I too remember when my kids were living at home, they were apart of the drama team at my church and put on Easter drama's and special music, always a highlight for me, I enjoyed my Easter weekend at Church and with my family, a special time with my grandkids also. God's Blessings Dee, enjoy your evening and your weekend.. emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 3/30/2013 1:11PM

    Nice Memory of your childhood - where did you eat , just curious ? Blessing of the Baskets today emoticon Thanks- you for the Flowers- Karen

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ANGGEL40 3/29/2013 12:15PM

    Awesome.. glad you enjoyed your time with your hubby..Have a Bless Good Friday girl!

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GOLFGMA 3/29/2013 8:30AM

    Glad you can call Thursday happy and hope it continues throughout this Easter weekend. We have so much to be thankful for considering that Christ suffered so much when he took on mankind's sin and shed his blood as one so that many could have freedom and receive the Spirit! emoticon

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RUTHXG 3/28/2013 10:13PM

    So glad you & the hubby can have a great time together despite yucky food! That speaks well of your relationship! emoticon

Easter blessings to you too! I just got home a little while ago from our Maundy Thursday service, which involves a meal together & footwashing afterward. It was lovely. Tomorrow night Good Friday service, & Sunday morning "Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, hallelujah!" I'm going to eat Easter dinner with my sister, & we're making it also a celebration of her birthday. On April 2 she turns 60! I just find that hilarious--not in my self-concept, but I turn 60 myself in 2014!

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SPARKLE1908 3/28/2013 9:02PM

    Sorry about your breakfast but glad you spent time with your husband!!!!

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CIERAPOET 3/28/2013 8:46PM

    emoticon Hi Dee!!!

I'm glad you enjoyed the company of your husband. God rewards you 7 times more for that bad breakfast! emoticon Thanks so much for the Blessing! I came early looking for Thursday blog but I was reading your one from last week. lol Praise The Lord! Enjoy your family and this AWESOME time of year! emoticon
BE Blessed!
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