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Do You Embrace Your Beauty?!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I always ponder this very question. Do I embrace my beauty? Some times I do feel beautiful but no in the beauty that is Alicia Keys or Beyonce. I mean they always seem to appear flawless & even with flaws they seem to shine. I hate that I lose weight in my chest area & thigh area before my waist! So this hinders that beauty in the eye of the beholder. My husband thinks I am super beautiful!! But when I peer into the eyes of this person staring back at me, I question my beauty. I am VERY grateful for that I do not have any facial deformities & that my skin with the exception of few age spot can be smooth & pretty. Some times men & women look at me but it only makes me feel self conscious. So to feel up to par, I put on something that I like to think helps enhance my features. I have several outfits that seem to propel me to the top of the world! So on those days when I am feeling below average & I need a boost: I do my most gut wrenching exercise dvd, take a shower, do a mini facial, get out my favorite perfume & put on my fabulous outfit & BAM!! I'm not quite Alicia or Mia or Queen Latifah but I'm feel fantabulous!!

So how bout you?

Blessings!

Dee
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VERYCRE8FONE 8/28/2008 9:46PM

    I think you are gorgeous! I, for one, do not tend to embrace my beauty. In fact, most of the time I think I only see the flaws. I think I will try some of your strategies and maybe if I treat myself like I am beautiful...I will soon believe it.

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CDARRISAW 8/28/2008 8:14PM

    Girlfriend, I don't know what you see but you look fabulous to me!! I don't want your mirrors because I will have to break all them if they are making you appear not to look beautiful. Baby Girl, you are the bomb so shake your tail feathers one time!!! emoticon

Much Love,
Cheria

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G.I.JANE 8/26/2008 8:41PM

    P.S. I WANT that outfit Alicia is wearing!

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G.I.JANE 8/26/2008 8:40PM

    You are GORGEUS Girl! And you accomplish that without your own Personal Make up artist & Air brushing. I feel the same way when Guys/Gals flirt with me. I want to sink through the Floor or Pavement (the other day). I LOVE dressing up! I have this little Black Dress to wear to a concert coming up. I want shiny Shoes & Hmm, I dont knoow Fish nets or just sheer Black Panty hose??

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MGRIFFITH32 8/23/2008 2:25PM

    Hey Dee!

You look beautiful to me! Inside and out. I feel you though. I really do. I have to think about how God thinks of me or I get caught up in this world's standard of beauty, which is narrow in every way. :)

much love,
mary

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JPETTY5 8/22/2008 5:28PM

    Here lately I have been letting myself go. I don't have the energy to beautify myself. I use to care about my appearance when I had the right figure. But nothing fits right now, I am 50 lbs heavier, and I hate going clothes shopping. I can't wait to get my body back. People tell how pretty I am and I be like what are you talking about, I do not look nothing like use to look. It seems like only old men, lesbians, and married men look my way. I don't have a problem with neither group but I know I can do a whole lot better than that. Even when I fix myself up, I still don't feel right. I just want to be me again. I look at my old pictures and fantasize. I use to be beautiful. I gotten to the point to where I do not want to look in the mirror.
Everybody has flaws and we tryto hide behind makeup and fashionable clothes but when everything comes off what do we really see.

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SXYLAWYER 8/21/2008 6:07PM

    I agree with Kathy and that true beauty lies within... but let me comment on what you are saying in your blog. I truly do embrace my beauty. I never wanted to look any differently... and was kind of shocked that I looked fat when I saw that photo in the newspaper. Perhaps I'm egotistical; although, I don't think so. I think it has to do with what Kathy says about inner beauty. For the most part, I'm a good person, and I look good.

I would have to say that I'm a little shocked to read this blog from you, as I would have to agree with your husband. You are a very beautiful woman. That combined with what I know about you makes you shine with beauty. I agree that, yes, I'd like to lose my waist before my chest and booty, but... that doesn't make us any less beautiful. God doesn't do ugly, each of us has our own unique beauty... even identical twins are not really identical. So, although I don't look like someone who society says is beautiful, it's for that very reason that I am beautiful and so are you.

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REALLYROXANNE 8/19/2008 9:44PM

    Do I embrace my beauty? As of late I have looked in the mirror and not liked what I have seen as far as strives are concerned with exercise. Yet, to be honest, when I look in the mirror that is only the length that allows me to see my face I feel really pretty; especially around the guy in my life (that's always good).

Either way I loved reading your blog and thinking about it all. I will also say that as much as I love Beyonce's look, especially her abs, I now know enough that she has a lot of people helping her with it along the way. Maybe if I had people, I could look the same. Hmmm, maybe I should get people...lol

Thanks, Dee, for the insight... emoticon

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DJHONNA 8/19/2008 8:34PM

    Boy do I know how you feel. Being in the military, which expects you to basically be a guy, doesn't help your self esteem any, but you know sometimes I look in the mirror and think "Damn you're a hottie!" On those days theres nothing that can keep me down. emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/19/2008 8:33:03 PM

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KATHYLM51 8/19/2008 6:29PM

    Dee
I know you already know this BUT beauty isn't what you see with your eyes but what you see with your soul, you obviously are filled with beauty, I know you are speaking of how we look at our face in the mirror and believe me with hair disappearing on me at age 51 I have to have self talks too but I do thank god daily for the inner life I have, I am not quite positive that the visual beauties are quite as happy as me : )

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2BHOTNTONED 8/19/2008 5:14PM

    I often look in the mirror and get upset with what is looking back at me.
But your right it's amazing how good you can feel by doing a good workout, having a shower, putting on your make-up and outfit that makes you feel a bit more confident.

Keep it up girlfriend you've got the right attitude and you are an inspiration to us all.

Hugs Jasmine. emoticon

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25 Tips for A Better Life!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


25 TIPS FOR A BETTER LIFE!
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
'My purpose is to________ today.'

4. Eat more foods that grow on plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan
salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of
the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD can heal everything in His plan. We just need to trust His bigger picture.

20. However good or bad a situation may seem God is in control.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
'I am thankful for _____.'
'Today I acomplished______.'

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. In all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct your path and you'll be victorious every time!


  
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SKATERGIRL3 8/19/2008 9:23AM

  Hi I love your blog , great insight to life it's awsome.
Thankyou for stopping by on my sparkpage my blog you had said something that stuck in my head , I love what you wrote, Thank you and thank you for stopping by.
Have a blessed wonderful day!
Michaele

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SXYLAWYER 8/14/2008 9:21PM

    emoticon I may just copy and frame this... giving your screen name credit of course. I especially like 1, 2, 3, 11, 15, and 25. I forgot 23.

Comment edited on: 8/14/2008 9:19:49 PM

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REALLYROXANNE 8/14/2008 11:16AM

    I'm definitely going to do #2 more. I love silence! The end of 8 is hysterical. Thank you for this, it will be a go-to list for me, it's great!
~Roxanne emoticon

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MS.UNIQUE 8/12/2008 7:46PM

    This is wonderful!!

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Power ON!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


So here in Chicago on Monday evening we had such torrential rains that it blew a transformer & we were without power until this afternoon. This has been a struggle for my kids because they have NEVER had to go without power for that length of time. Also, there is no other power company so that means they can charge what they want & say, "There will be no credits issued due to the Act of God." So where does that leave me, a woman whose workout gym is in home & DVDs? Abs, abs & junk food! Pray for me & that I can curb my anger whenever I speak to these people cause they set me back!! emoticon emoticon



God bless & let's make it happen!

  
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SXYLAWYER 8/7/2008 5:15PM

    Just remember to breathe when you speak with them. Ask them how they handle the situation when it is someone with a medical condition that needs the power to run their equiptment... While I was in law school, my husband and I were struggling (actually we still are but not that bad) and they turned our power off... we borrowed the money to get it turned back on from my mother in law (she's the best) but they refused to expidite turning it back on... so, knowing that they have to do something for people with medical conditions, my husband said that I couldn't be without the air conditioner because of my asthma... they came out right away and turned it back on... in your situation, they might have to put you up in a hotel until they get it fixed. The thing is, you do have to have an actual condition. But, the point is, you could harass them by saying something like you had to bring your sick child to a hotel and who is going to pay for that?

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My Sweetness

Friday, August 01, 2008


Here it is my TOM is approaching & I have been eating but I'm try not to overeat. I don't too much care for chocolate but wave a red vine in front of my face & I'm deemed helpless. I ate 2 whole boxes within 2 days & I'm surprised it took me that long! I have vices but my mine one is Red Vines. Now if only I could take my sweetness go for a healthier snack?! I would be awesome! Blessings Dee emoticon

  
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MRSUSSRUSSELL 8/5/2008 7:25PM

    thank you for your kindness...the rose was very thoughtful but a bag of red vines would have been awesome as well, Im a red vine freak too, right now I have 2, yes 2 2lb bags in the cupboard, they were on sale this weekend buy one, get one free...well who could resist? I cut the whole bag in half and package into single servings and grab one for a snack, about 110 calories for three vines (six if theyre cut in half, seems like your getting more???) emoticon

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BOGCAMP 8/4/2008 1:26PM

    Maybe if you don't keep to many red vines in the house it would help or maybe exercise extra to help make up for them. Personally I love chcoolate.

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WALKING_GIRL 8/3/2008 4:59PM

    I love those too but haven't had any in a long time. I have reeces cups for my TOM. Those aren't to bad in calories are they? Have a great day!! And thank you bunches for commenting on my blog!

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SXYLAWYER 8/3/2008 2:36PM

    I like Ms.Unique's suggestion, but if that doesn't work, maybe your husband could ration them for you. (remember i'm a submissive, so this works for me) have him only give you what a proper serving size is and that is your allotment for the day.

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MS.UNIQUE 8/2/2008 2:40PM

    Maybe you should try Sugar Free Twizzlers..they are really good!!

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TWOWHEELTAM 8/2/2008 2:02PM

    I really like the Kashi pumpkin flax bars. They are crisp and sweet but work well with all the other good stuff in them...They have become my new candy bar. My TOM went by this month with no cravings, no excess tiredness and no irritability...

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RENA1965 8/1/2008 11:05PM

    Try a new mastering skill called exercise. This burns off those hormones that make us grumpy and feel down wanting to eat. Walking can also replenish the hormones that give us natural good feelings without the need to eat..
Getting a good sweat up also keeps that extra fluid we retain in check. Start small and work up.

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BABY_GIRL69 8/1/2008 10:58PM

    I'm feening just looking at the picture! emoticon

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I Can't Wait for Saturday to Begin!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Well I have been feeling pretty good today & I guess yesterday too. So I put on my blue jean capris & darn it, if I can't stop pulling these darn things up, I can relax. So that should be a good thing, right? Then why does it frustrate me to NO end! emoticon I just got to wear a sweater even in the hot weather to cover my arms, chest & stomach area even though I am looking pretty good. I just hate for people to look at me. I feel funny. I'm a little paranoid, okay. Like you don't get that way too?!! Anyway its Friday & I was supposed to get off early but I didn't so I am going to save that day for when my youngest gets out of summer school & maybe just take him out to eat or something like that?!

Now I LOVE my Fridays but I just ordered my red shoes from Shoebuy.com & I can't wait til Monday comes cause I can put them on my feet & hopefully get me something really dramatic red to wear for me & my husbands 13th Anniversary, looks like we made it!! emoticon

So enjoy your weekend!!

Blessings

Gonna save all my treats up for our dinner next weekend!!

  
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KOGLESBY 7/21/2008 11:40PM

    May the Lord bless and keep you and your husband. Enjoy the marriage!
After 26 years my husband and I still have joy! After all...we still have joy in this marriage thanks to both of us submnitting to God!

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BEAUTYNTRAINING 7/20/2008 12:28AM

    Congrats on your 13th Anniversary!! That is a wonderful accomplishment!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/19/2008 7:30PM

    Still within my caloric range but carbs count is high. Needs some salmon for good fat. Make it happen!!

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