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Glad I Did. . . .

Monday, May 31, 2010

So we didn't quite make the wedding but we did make it for the reception. My blood pressure was actin up, let me tell you with the weather being close to 100% in humidity I was a beast! I liked to fainted but hydrated & medicated myself as well. After that, I did alright. We laughed & had a few moments as well. It made him happy that I was actually being quite social. I'd like to thank you all for your thoughts, they helped me alot! We didn't dance cause the music was mixed & no line dancing. You know, like the chicken dance, electric slide, macarena or cha-cha slide.

We normally don't make a huge deal with barbecuing on Memorial Day but we like to spend time with just us. I love that cause I get to spoil myself with rest & relaxation. . . .

Did some walking, abs, jumping jacks & a few round house kicks. Trying compensate for the bbq burger. lol

God bless & Remembering our vets!


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JAZZID 6/1/2010 8:50PM

    .. so glad you enjoyed your weekend... I knew you would... emoticon... I am asthmatic and humidity is not my friend, can be very uncomfortable for me too... With all the exercising that you do, maybe one day you can overcome the high bp and stop taking medication for it... it can happen... Take care and keep that positive attitude... emoticon

emoticon~ Dee ~ emoticon

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MRSGOFARR 6/1/2010 10:43AM

    girl i am so sorry to hear about your blood pressure was acting up but reallly excited that you got your burn on. i mean how wonderful it is for you that you give to your body and make that time. good for you!!!

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NISSANGIRL 6/1/2010 9:56AM

    Glad you had a Good time Dee, even though it was humid you made the best of it. You also had a great time with your family and that is what it's all about. Have a Great day Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 6/1/2010 9:47AM

    Be careful girl hbp anit no joke.

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SANDYJAS 5/31/2010 7:30PM

    Sounds like you had a blast. Perfect weekend. Dee, remember I said I didn't want to go to that 60th anniversary party on Saturday? Well it is a blessing that I went. I was the last family member to see my elderly cousin alive. I saw him on Saturday, and he passed away on Sunday. I am so glad I went.

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Trying to Please. . . .

Saturday, May 29, 2010

So got a wedding that I got to go to & I really don't wanna. Its on a Sunday evening. I know, I know, I don't have to work on Monday but I'd rather be home doing something with the kids. I know I need to be a date to my husband but why did he have to sign on for the reception too? YIKES! Who do you try to please?

Today, I'm dropping a bday card off to my girlfriend & maybe try to get her out to dinner. She's more home bound than I am. lol Then I'm off to get my nails done. I will do walking, weights & try to do some cardio.

God bless & HELP!!


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JAZZID 5/31/2010 5:24AM

    .. but I admire you for thinking of others and being a great friend... and I am sure your husband appreciates the company... emoticon... After all is said and done, set a some time aside for yourself, you deserve it emoticon

Take care ... ~ Dee ~ emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 5/30/2010 9:14AM

    I had to go to a neighbors yesterday b/c her Grandchildren came from out of town , they come every year and we get the call to drop everything and "come see the kids" I also did not feel like going bc we had things going on here but went. PS the booze helped! have fun at the wedding and try to get your hubby out early and then just do what Dee wants to do. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYJAS 5/29/2010 7:56PM

    I hear ya! I had to drive to Milwaukee today for a 60th anniversary party and really didn't feel like going. So glad I went now! Had a great time. Also got to see an elderly cousin who is in assisted living.

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    I was reminded today that you can never please everyone all of the time so you must ensure you don't 'cheat' your own self in the process - BALANCE is always key.

Be sure to set and keep good boundaries (as you seem to)...

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SHORTLY 5/29/2010 12:32PM

    I love Bill Cosby, and I love that idea. Thanks.

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DAWNDMOORE40 5/29/2010 12:19PM

    It sounds like you do love to help other people and I think that is wonderful, but don't forget you need to spend time helping yourself! Don't be affraid to politely say no if you don't want to do something! It is hard the first time you do it, but after that you will feel better inside! I am not saying don't help people, but you can't try to fit so much into one day that you are spending most all of your time feeling stressed because there isn't any time left!
Do something fun to reward yourself today! Most of all be good to yourself when nobody else will! Have a great Memorial weekend and stay focused! emoticon

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Keep On Moving. . . .

Friday, May 28, 2010

So even though its the holiday I desire to at least walk 10,000 steps each day. Do weights & cardio tomorrow. Do cardio & yoga on Sunday & do some body weight stuff on Monday. I got my plan for the weekend, do you?

Today, I will did Leslie 3mile walk, Legs & Glutes 30mins, do some abs & push ups too.

God bless & enjoy Friday!


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NISSANGIRL 5/29/2010 9:26AM

    emoticon plans for the holiday weekend Dee! that is the way to Keep those calories off and still get to indulge ! I am going to go for a long walk with casey and then do some cardio on the treadmill. Have a great Holiday Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LDAWSON61 5/29/2010 8:38AM

  Way to go!! Hope you have a great weekend

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    Hey Dee! Sounds like you have great plans for the weekend! I'm with you - and making the most of it (although ours is not the holiday weekend).

Have a blessed day!


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SPARKROZ 5/28/2010 11:27PM

    My holiday weekend is planned with walking and 2 bootcamps. Hope you have a safe and blessed weekend!!!

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JUSTFOXXY 5/28/2010 9:41PM

    You go Dee! You are still my she-ro!

I'm doing Zumba Power tomorrow. My arms are still aching from three days of strength training. Now I know why they have you alternate days.

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I Got 2 Words for you . . .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The 2 words I got for you is Golden Corral that's where we ended up for my son's 17th birthday. Now when I was growing up on my bday I didn't have huge fusses made over me but you do want that some times for you loved ones right? Well he didn't know what he wanted to at all. He wanted to go to IHOP, then TGIFridays & the Portillo's (which is a grill hamburger type place) so we ended up at Golden Corral. This a all you can eat type buffet but a HUGE bump up from Old Country. I tried a little of everything & I won't even log cause it was in deed way too much food.

Everyday Menu Items
•Assorted Steamed Vegetables
•Awesome Pot Roast
•Baked Potatoes
•Banana Pudding
•Bourbon Street Chicken
•Carrot Cake
•Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting
•Clam Chowder
•Fresh fruit
•Fried Chicken
•Fudgy Brownies
•Green Beans
•Grilled-to-order USDA Sirloin Steaks (*dinner only)
•Macaroni & Cheese
•Macaroni Salad
•Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
•No Sugar Added Chocolate Pudding
•Potato Salad
•Rotisserie Chicken
•Seafood Salad
•Soft Serve Ice Cream
•Sugar Free Red Gelatin
•Sweet Potatoes
•Timberline Chili
•Yeast Rolls
•50+ Toppings on our Fresh Cold Salad Bar

I woke up early, prayed & was in the word with Joyce Meyer & the Berean online. I did Gilad Total Body Sculpt, Shiva Rea Yoga, Leslie 3Mile Walk & I NEED 30-45mins of Kick Punch & Crunch to help me sustain & not gain. LOL

You guys I am dancing in my chair cause its Hump Wednesday! So we can dance like nobody's watching or act like we don't care that they're watching!!

God bless & enjoy Wednesday!


God bless & take care!


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MRSGOFARR 5/27/2010 10:25AM

    well if this was considered a true conffession then you just one the conffession of the year award. GOOD FOR YOU! tHIS IS ABOUT LIVING

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NISSANGIRL 5/27/2010 8:50AM

    Happy Birthday to Dee's son! it sounds like you guys had a great time and the food looks emoticon!Great job with your workouts as well Dee! Keep up the good work, love Ann emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTFOXXY 5/27/2010 6:17AM

    Aww, Happy Birthday to your son. They grow up so fast. Thank goodness there was a buffet around to accommodate all of his tastes.

Good job on the workouts.

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SPARKROZ 5/27/2010 3:02AM

    Happy Birthday Dee's son!!!! Oh, how I remember 17---thoughts kinda foggy!!!! By the looks of the menu, I bet you guys had a GREAT time!!! My mouth is salivating just reading the menu!!!! You can always workout Thursday!!! Blessings to you, sister!!! Have a GOD FILLED Thursday!!!


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P.S. Not only can you have 3 points, I give you ALL 10!!!! emoticon

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TAYLORLIV31 5/27/2010 12:21AM

    Happy Birthday to your son Dee,

Love Taylor & Olivia emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You know we were both pregnant in 93!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/26/2010 9:44PM

    LOVED your blog.....You seem so full of happy energy...may I have some of it??? HUGS

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BIGDAD1211 5/26/2010 9:26PM

    Happy BDay to your Son my friend! I am glad you all had a good time! Wish I was there! Have a great Thursday!
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CHERRI350 5/26/2010 8:20PM

    Happy Birthday to your (almost) man. Glad you can still make his special day special. With moderation of course.

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SANDYJAS 5/26/2010 7:56PM

    Yummmmmm. Oh, I tivo'd the Shiva Rae yoga off Fit TV. It looks awesome. Can't wait to try it.

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NEXTYEAR 5/26/2010 7:15PM

    Glad your son's birthday celebration was a success!
Your morning routine is fantastic! To God the glory for all!

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CIERAPOET 5/26/2010 5:56PM

    I know that place and thank God it was not my favorite, otherwise I would have 200 pounds to lose. LOL I went when I lived in Plano and I was the payer of about 5 or 6...I forgot but over 60 bucks but I didn't eat a lot I remember and was glad to go home. That place has so much to offer someone who can't make their mind up.

We had a all you can eat place I think Ryan's Steak House; yes that was it and it was quite good...except the food got cold too fast and I didn't like that at all. I also preferred CiCi's Pizza...the spinach pizza was my fav and the cinnamon sticks. Those were the days...and I don't miss them when I can cook for myself a better meal for the calories. Praise the Lord for growing.
Thanks for sharing!

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-PAULA 5/26/2010 4:36PM

    They recently opened up one of those GC walking distances from me (probably best to walk there). I looked for the Applewood grill but you're right, the steak is for dinner. Lots of choices and we should stick to moderation when going there. Glad you took the time to spend with your son for his B-day! I bet you had a wonderful time!

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LISALIVING1980 5/26/2010 4:30PM


I think you'll be just fine. A little taste of everything isn't as bad as a whole lotta everything! lol

Happy Hump Day!!! :)

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WISHINGSTAR1013 5/26/2010 4:20PM

    it's sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing

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Feet Are Propped On . . .

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Got up early this morning & made it to the 8am service for the Women's Day event at church today. The theme, "Are You Thirsty?" the colors were cream & mocha, well I order a cool suit from Victoria Secret & a nice chocolate top. I was actually pretty close to the swatches they provided. I am so full right now I just wanted to SHOUT! WOOHOOO It was good. . . . .

My son's birthdays is tomorrow. I cut a $100 bill in 2 and put one piece in his card & the other, I hide in his room with another $100. Well I did give a few clues as how to find them. LOL But he has given me a little grief so now its payback time. lol Hopefully he will clean his room in the process. I made dinner with him in mind, filet mignon steaks with bacon, baked chicken for me, cajun pasta with shrimp & chicken, yellow corn (last week), texas toast & twice baked potatoes. He really enjoyed his meal. So did my husband & youngest son. He wants to go out for pizza & I'm sure he wants to do more shopping. He will have to wait on his dad for that one though. Times are tight & I can't be as speedy as I normally do. He understands as I told him I got him Payless gym shoes (which he hates!) but I have to help him enjoy the money, going on out on Monday & Tuesday & going shopping. Man, when I was a kid & I got up to $50 for my birthday, I was so happy. My how times have changed.

I have done walking today, I wanted to do my Leslie walk dvd, boot camp & a yoga stretch but feet are swollen right now. So they are elevated propped on pillows since they are swollen. No Desperate Housewives or Brothers & Sisters so I can workout in an hour or so. . . .

God bless & of course plates all around!


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JUSTFOXXY 5/27/2010 6:19AM

    Shopping! Shopping for me was seeing the Sears or Kmart bag on my bed when I got home.

Those were the days.

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MRSGOFARR 5/24/2010 11:51AM

    girl you crack me up. i know thats right about showing people the way to save. its how it has to be!!!!!

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JAZZID 5/24/2010 8:22AM

    mmmmm... sounds great... I am glad you had a wonderful weekend and stayed on track too! emoticon...

~ Dee ~

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NISSANGIRL 5/24/2010 7:47AM

    Dee you are a wonderful mother! I am sure that your kids appreciate who you are. They are very lucky to have you. Once again my friend, you managed to make me Hungry this morning! your meal made my mouth water once again! only thing is I am mad at you for not inviting me over for dinner! LOL Have a Great week Dee and keep up the emoticon work on your fitness minutes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHAKENMA 5/23/2010 9:37PM

    Sounds great! Lucky to have you as a mom for sure. You go girl!

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NEXTYEAR 5/23/2010 8:53PM

    WooHoo! You make things so special. Hoping he finds a gal just like you some day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CIERAPOET 5/23/2010 8:50PM

    You are a wonderful Mother, Dee. God Bless your sons birthday and may he always remember all you have done for him and everybody else. You worked good today. My sista bought a baked chicken from Kroger and I made mashed sweet potatoes. I wish I lived by you because you can cook them Sunday meals. I only like to cook like that on holidays because too many leftovers get wasted. God bless you richly Dee.

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REDHATLADY9 5/23/2010 8:29PM

    Can I come for dinner emoticon

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SANDYJAS 5/23/2010 7:48PM

    NO!!!! Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters are not on tonight? Oh that's right, last week was the season finale of DH. What did you think of it? I actually thought it was weird the way Catherine left, it seemed like she will be back, and the murderer kid with Lynette's baby, well I thought it was slightly touching, but it could have been more interesting. OH, and what's their names, the Italian chick. Do you think they are permanently gone?

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BECCAP18 5/23/2010 7:29PM

    Dang.. I want to come over & eat at your house, haha. That sounded delicious! & Heckk, I'm 19 & me & my brothers have always only gotten $50 for our birthdays.

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