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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How come when I am working out like a maniac I am eating like a maniac?! lol I have just come to that realization that I need to put 1+1 together to get success! When I eat loads of veggies & fruits & combine that with working out, I lose but I win too. Why can't my brain put them together already & stop with INSANITY!! lol emoticon emoticon

Just venting a little.

Today, I walked, did kickboxing, windmills with arms (100) Quick Fire Challenge & will do weights tonight for about 30minutes & combine eating almost right. lol emoticon emoticon emoticon Make it happen!

God bless & what did you do for you today? I am leaving early.


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    Me too, I exercise everyday for 2hrs and end up starving and called a close friend of mine and he said I need more carbs to eat. So, I have to remain in my calorie range and eat more carbs. Where there is a will there is a way. I know the feeling of hunger too much also lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon we can all do this and finish losing weight.

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NEXTYEAR 4/6/2010 5:27PM

    Yes! When my walking kicks in, the stomach says, Oh boy! More to eat! LOL emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 4/6/2010 5:11PM

    I am in the same boat girl, the more I work out the hungrier I am! and not to offend anyone, but now I am pmsing so I have carvings galore! you are doing awesome Dee, you tired me out when I read what you did today! I worked in the garden and it is starting to look awesome! I took Casey for 3 walks and worked on the treadmill, enough for today! have a great night my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRSGOFARR 4/6/2010 4:25PM

    the key is mama you are working out. that is what really matters. my mother is at this point in her journey - needing to free herself from her restrictive diet and get more into fitness. itsnt this what is should eventuallly become about. if you are doing this at least you are maintaing and this a a HUGE accomplishment so celebrate that misses!

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DITZYCHICK 4/6/2010 3:36PM

    I was doing the same thing a year ago. I was spending 2 hours a day on my workout activities, then would be starving by the time I returned home. It wasn't until I started tracking my nutrition that while I thought I was eating healthy, I really wasn't and those choices were putting me over on the calorie count. Once I started tracking, I've been making better choices and losing weight!!!

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LIL-VIXEN 4/6/2010 3:29PM

    Hi Dee

I agree with KatMomma, when you work out excessively and your body doesn't have enough carbs for you to burn calories and loose weight, all you are loosing is muscle mass not fat. You have to have enough calories to burn off. Veggies are good but you got to have proteins, fat, and carbs to make it work.

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KIMIEE02 4/6/2010 3:19PM

    Very true..the same thing happens to me but I try to pig out on veggies. Most the time after the gym I make a mean veggie str-fry which is out of site!

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FITKAT2010 4/6/2010 2:35PM

    I don't understand your dilema. You HAVE to eat more when you work out more. And eat whole foods. That's the ticket.

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Little Girl Lost. . . .Found

Monday, April 05, 2010

What a wonderful & blessed we had yesterday! The day started off a little cloudy but the sun actually started to shine but noon. The kids were out in the suits playing & showing off like we used to do as kids. The church lots were filled & me & mine made it early & had fellowship & it was emoticon to be in the presence of the Lord.

Of course, I cooked up a storm, beef short ribs, baked honey ham, baked chicken, turnip/mustard greens, yams, spaghetti (left over), corn bread turkey stuffing & dinner rolls. I didn't do breakfast so the smells coming from the kitchen co-mingling together had the dog's mouth watering! lol We had a wonderful dinner & spent time with each other, laughing, joking & just being close together.

The hubby decided to go see Why Did I Get Married 2. Well I hate going to the movies but one of my goals is to come out of comfortable skin. It was a Easter & Sunday with combination it was too crowded. So once we were inside, I couldn't believe so many people brought their young children to see this movie. My hubs wanted to leave but I wouldn't let him cause it was his ideal & I was out & not up to do again another day. The movie was good, Tosha was gettin on my last nerve, her mouth moving a million miles a minute but the plot was decent. So we left & it was raining. So we got outside & I was wearing my 4in boots so I ready to get home. Well there was this sweet little angel, came up to me & held my hand & said, she was lost. She couldn't find her people. She didn't know her phone number or what movie they were going to see. I told my feet, "Peace!" & they walked her back inside to security. My hubs didn't want to just leave her, so we waited & 2minutes here comes her family. Now answer me this, why were they inside & she was running around outside approaching people? Anyone could've snatched her up! I was sick to my stomach! Then I think of myself not much bigger than her, when I walked some 16blocks from church to my house. Why? Cause I thought my mom left me. Yes, the police were called & I was celebrated instead of punished. Thank God for my mother. . . . . .

God bless & Happy Manic Monday!

Dee emoticon

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CIERAPOET 4/7/2010 12:10AM

    God bless your husband for suggesting the movies and you making him stay after getting there. God's plans always work out for those who listen to His voice for you were there for the right reason and that child did not come a victim on such a wonderful day as Resurrection Day. God bless you for allowing your Light to shine for your family and those you do not know. You are blessing and I am so proud to know you even if it's only on Spark. You continue to allow you Light to shine for Jesus.
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NISSANGIRL 4/6/2010 8:04AM

    Once again you managed to make me Hungry right off the bat! Your meal sounds wonderful! I can just imagine what it all smelled like while it was cooking! I cannot believe that little girl was alone! I hope her parents appreciated what you and your husband did. You are a wonderful woman Dee, God bless , love Ann. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAYLORLIV31 4/5/2010 8:45PM

    Girl you had me hungry by the time I finished reading abou tthe food. God also knows who to send before the devil could get busy. Times are so different then when we were kids. I'm glad it was a fairy tale ending.

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KLOVELYJ 4/5/2010 8:00PM

    Thank God for you Dee!!!! I knew better than to read this blog. I just knew you had some food on here that was going to make my mouth water. I love you just for making my mouth water...LOL!=)

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NEXTYEAR 4/5/2010 7:43PM

    Glad you were there for her Dee. She could just tell, couldn't she, that you were kind and helping.
Times have changed some since you walked safely home.
I can smell you cooking up that celebration. Glad food is part of rejoicing!! You have many gifts, dear!! emoticon

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SANDYJAS 4/5/2010 7:14PM

    Thank God it was you who found the little girl! Dee, how do you make mustard and turnip greens? I bought some to make for tomorrow, my vegetarian daughter is coming over for dinner.

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MRSTAMEKA32 4/5/2010 6:15PM

    Love the happy ending!!!

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I Feel Pretty . . .

Friday, April 02, 2010

Its another gorgeous day here in the city of Chicago, so me & my Shadow went walking down the avenue. lol We created quite a stir but we kept high stepping. emoticon emoticon emoticon So do you see that beautiful edible arrangement in the pic above? Well even though it was my off day, I actually received this at the office today! emoticon emoticonDid I tell you guys that I feel pretty today? lol Anyway, I order food for our meetings & classes, so there was an individual observing lent so I tried to make sure I ordered pasta fettuccine & soup. Well he wanted to pay me cash for ordering special for him but I believe in fasting & giving up things for lent so I told him it wasn't necessary. Well, I guess he went above & beyond & bought me this edible bouquet. I got the call this morning & man, I almost jumped out of my skin! I kept wondering who is Humburto? Well, no good deed goes unnoticed. I try to be nice even when I'm impatient. We never know who's watching us. Amen.

Today, did loads of walking, QFC, yoga stretches & weights.

What did you do for someone else today? Share.

God bless & Enjoy Good Friday!


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MRSGOFARR 4/4/2010 9:20AM

    hey there chica - thank you for the goodie. i loved what you said about ordering some cathe. i think has the lowest priceses i have seen. ebay is good to if you can stand allt he bidding and my favirote place to get workout videos is craigslist. happy hunting. i am coming to chicago in july and would love to get a work out in with you. hubby and i are meeting friends up there for the chicago cubs - stl game. i have had the pleasure of meeting up with 3 spark friends in the last two years. its july 23rd weekend. the game is at 12:05 on the 23rd so we can meet at the crack and do a workout and spark each other. hopefully i will be in the 50s by then!

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NISSANGIRL 4/3/2010 9:56AM

    What an awesome gesture ! I am sure he appreciated your thoughtfulness Dee! the fruit arrangement is beautiful and so are you! have an awesome Easter Dee, god bless, Ann emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEANNIEMAG 4/3/2010 8:56AM

    Having never met you, I can tell you are pretty...inside and out. Kindness begets kindness...the more you give, the more you get. I'm not surprised people would want to do nice things for you

Have a blessed Easter and enjoy this wonderful weather we're having!

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SANDYJAS 4/3/2010 1:38AM

    Go, Humberto! That looks nummylicious :)

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TAYLORLIV31 4/2/2010 9:50PM

    Dee, that sounds wonderful.........Your pretty so, it's good that your feeling good in your own skin.

Since Monday is my Taylor's birthday........I have all the teenagers over right now as I type. Taylor is doing the birthday thing for the next two weeks, so she has a house full right now.......but what I've done today is talk to all the girls about not putting their heart out their so soon while they are so young. A few were depressed because they don't have dates for junior or senior prom........I somehow was able to tell them that they have their whole lives ahead of them.....these young men are not serious.....and they shouldn't be so serious at 16, 17 & that's my Good Friday. Can you believe that I'll have a 17 year old......where has the time gone.....LOL

Stay feeling oh so pretty.....that's what happens when your beautiful on the inside.


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Do It Now. . . . . . .

Thursday, April 01, 2010

So today is a GORGEOUS day here in Chicago & I have to say that I am not going outside til its time to go. Or I won't come back to work. lol So how did everyone do yesterday? I did okay but I did eat fruit snacks but not 500 calories worth.

I walked Shadow this morning, tonight I will do yoga practices, some tae bo moves, tricep dips & wash emoticonShadow. I have the time since, I watch way too much tv.

I pray you guys have a wonderful Thursday & if there's something you need to be doing, DO IT NOW!

God bless! emoticon emoticon emoticon Dee

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STEPHANIE0904 4/1/2010 8:56PM

    that's me - I don't leave the office until it's time to go home emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 4/1/2010 5:10PM

    I love this weather as well! it's 72 here In pa! emoticon I did pretty well Yesterday and hopefully today will be a good one as well! You are working it girl ! emoticon job ! keep up the good work and keep on sparking, God bless, Love Ann emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GUERRA84 4/1/2010 2:25PM

    I live right outside chicago in the west suburbs. It is beautiful outside. I think i'll go to the park with the kiddies. And I love TV too. it's a really bad habit.

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GUERRA84 4/1/2010 2:25PM

    I live right outside chicago in the west suburbs. It is beautiful outside. I think i'll go to the park with the kiddies. And I love TV too. it's a really bad habit.

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GUERRA84 4/1/2010 2:25PM

    I live right outside chicago in the west suburbs. It is beautiful outside. I think i'll go to the park with the kiddies. And I love TV too. it's a really bad habit.

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GUERRA84 4/1/2010 2:25PM

    I live right outside chicago in the west suburbs. It is beautiful outside. I think i'll go to the park with the kiddies. And I love TV too. it's a really bad habit.

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Life is for sharing. . .

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I learn everyday that life is sharing & I enjoy sharing it with you guys! Today, me & Shadow did the do around 6 blocks & he was so happy to get out & strut his stuff it wasn't even funny. I thanked the Lord for all His grace, mercy & beauty in this world & the many blessings He has given me.

So that being said, I just want to thank each & everyone of you guys for your daily support. You guys are the BEST! I pray for you in my prayers & that with all that is going on that we still send love out & receive love back in. I love you all & let's keep making it happen. Changing our minds & lives & hearts then we are new creatures. . . .

Here are few new changes I want to implement today!
1. Read the Word & pray always
2. Stay away from Red Vines & Swedish Fish
3. Go back to my 60min cardio workouts 4x a week
4. Eat more fruits & veggies
5. Get 7+ hours sleep every night
6. Be a good listener & friend
7. Come out of seclusion
8. Have fun!
9. Try not to eat when I am NOT hungry
10. Dance, dance, dance. . . . .

God bless & Happy Hump Day!

Now dance!

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CHIMEL 4/1/2010 11:55PM

    You are always inspiring me Dee! Thank you.

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NISSANGIRL 4/1/2010 9:20AM

    emoticon goals Dee! thanks for posting such a motivating blog! have a Blessed Day my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRSGOFARR 4/1/2010 1:19AM

    I love what you said about dance dance dance. I definitely think you should get intot hat. and getting back into your cardio would be fantanstic. work that heart girl. i mean if you got your sunday dinners to attend to then you also have to work that heart! and i miss hearing you burn out with cathe. treat yourself to a new cathe workout. you deserve!

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HEALTHYTOSHA 3/31/2010 11:42PM

    Great post. I am going to make a list as well. You inspired me today. God is very good. Life is amazing!

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TAYLORLIV31 3/31/2010 6:03PM

    Sharing is caring! I love the list emoticon

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RAHKC917 3/31/2010 4:05PM

    Love it!!!
Mmmm...Swedish Fish!!! Mmmmmmm!!!
Great goals!
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MAKI34 3/31/2010 3:48PM

    Oooo swedish fish are the BEST! Just wanted to thank you for always having kind words for me. emoticon emoticon

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SANDYJAS 3/31/2010 3:45PM

    Mmmm, red vines and Swedish fish. I know what you mean. I have to get that kind of temptation out of the house, or I will eat it. Even plain crackers. I love them, and can eat a whole row. Those stay out of my house, too.
Great job, Dee!!!!!

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JCHANDLER26 3/31/2010 2:46PM

    Hump day blessings! Thank you for your prayers always!

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BIGDAD1211 3/31/2010 1:52PM

    Swedish Fish are so good they are sinful! LOL

You are a wonderful person Dee and I know I tell you that all the time! emoticon

I thank God for you and your friendship and I know He has only the best planned for you my friend! So come on out and show the world the miracle that God has done in your life! And continue to be a blessing to all that know you and to those who will be blessed to meet you!
Love you My Friend
In Jesus Name
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NORDAKOTA 3/31/2010 1:44PM

    What a great attitude. Blessings to you!

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