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A Bonafide Homebody....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Good Sunday Sparkfam! It has been one this past week! I tell, if I were an alcoholic I would be drunk somewhere. lol Thank God I'm not & I made it through this week without incidence. It was cold earlier in the week but then it snowed 6inches. Well, first of all, I went out on Thursday & I had a cheese stick, a hot wing, chips & salsa....until there was a hair in the salsa. I couldn't eat the tacos I order so I ate the fries. I was sick to my stomach the rest of the evening. But it was a good time had by all & I would never go there again except for the chips.

Friday, I got to work almost on time & everyone came in. No one called off or anything. Then we all were released 1pm in anticipation of the snow. It wasn't bad while driving on the way home but after 20mins it was a mess! Then I had to stop to get gas which I should've done the night before but it was 14degrees. All I wanted to do was to get home. So a ride from the gas station to my house took me 30mins! A normal ride is 5minutes, so you can get a visual on my pain. Then my hubby "hurt" his arm so he is on disability & can you guess whose back is hurting today? Yeap, mine.


Saturday, I shoveled more snow this time in a fur coat. lol I am a queen so therefore I shoveled snow like one. Then I made my son unplug from the Xbox & go get a new shovel & some salt. He & I are always at odds with one another. A trip to the store together is just what we need to be us somewhat back on track. The trip start out rocky but by the end, he was helping mom & very grateful for going. Then hubby got a flat tire, so "super mom/wife" to the rescue! I stopped by the store & got a small jack & then flew off to rescue him & his male companion. lol After I rode home I started missing my grandson & daughter so I called to see what they were up to & went to visit them. I am a BONAFIDE homebody I LOVE staying in wrapped up in blankets with a good movie or a several episodes in a row. So going out to see my daughter who lives 40mins (I made it 30mins) was a chore. I was glad I went & it started to get late & time to go & he was so sad. I will have to make an effort to go by there once a month. Hey they're younger & they have fuel efficient cars too. Mine gas guzzler is not a fancy smancy as theirs. lol

Had a wonderful time a church as we are nearing the end of our 21day fast. The sermon was on first fruits giving & what God declares as a gift from the heart. It was wonderful as I am praying on what gift I can give from my heart & be a blessing. I know that what I desire to give others is not the same as I desire to give God. Hubby called its breakfast time at 2pm so pancakes scrambled eggs sausage bacon toast & grits. Now I am back to sparkin. Tonight's dinner will be chicken asiago, baked chicken thighs white rice chicken breast & steaks. This is my batch meal of the week so they can eat it however they want it. I actually want breakfast for dinner. That is my comfort foods brings great memories from my childhood.

God bless Sparkfam!

Just a homebody trying to reconnect with the outside world by visiting my loved ones. lol

Dee

  
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NISSANGIRL 1/23/2012 7:00AM

    We got snow On Saturday and it was a mess! I was so happy that it has missed us and the winter has been mild , but We got hit Saturday, then we had Ice and it was just a mess! I would have lost my appetite if I had seen the hair in my food as well! I can't believe your hubby or his friend could not fix the tire! U are super woman Dee! I also love to snuggle at home and watch movies! sounds like the rest of your weekend was ice! Have a Great day Dee! 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 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PMFISH 1/22/2012 4:02PM

    Wow! That is why I live in Florida, it was 74 degrees here today with the sun shinning. I could never survive in your type of weather. Glad you were able to get home safe.

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LPERKINS75 1/22/2012 3:43PM

    We got snow too and the roads were terrible because of it. Glad you made it home safe.

Also, YUCK on the hair in the salsa. *gag*

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We're Goin Out Tonight.....

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Good Thursday Sparkfam!

Tonight is our unofficial employees & the boards dinner out. They chose a restaurant that features Mexican & italian which is beyond my scope. So I'm not huge on real italian food its just too saucy & Mexican is out as I had chips & guacamole last night. So now what? Its my only meal of the day (a free meal at that!) so what do I do with that? My co-worker ask if perhaps we can do meal share? I don't care, I had a banana, strawberries & raisins with fruit juices so I'm covered. lol

So what's on the agenda for you guys tonight? Since I will be out I DVR Vampire Diaries & Grey's Anatomy so I won't miss any episodes. Also ran on the treadmill this morning for half a mile just to jump start my day. I am trying to do a 11minute mile. So I started & if I didn't have to go to work, I would've completed a 15:47mile & that's huge as I don't like running early in the morning. Funny thing is, I was pumped after that 10mins but I had to go. I will keep you posted. After I do it, don't know how often I will do it, since the goal was met? lol Maybe I will do a 5min mile. Weeeeeeeeeee I'm only kidding ya if I am serious that is....lol

So I will keep you abreast about the goings on at the meal tonight. If I even eat at all. Sometimes, if its not to my liking, then I can sit & drink water while everyone else enjoys their meal. My hubby hates when I do that but its better than me having to send it back because I'm not satisfied.

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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MSMAKEOVER 1/21/2012 12:08PM

    Hey Dee, I hope you enjoyed your night out!

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LALMEIDA 1/20/2012 1:23AM

  Have fun.

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JANTWO 1/20/2012 12:29AM

    LOVE fajitas!!!! I hope whatever you choose you have fun!!!!

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RORYLYONS 1/19/2012 7:34PM

    I love cheese enchiladas....Hope you have a great time..

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CHERRYTOMATO 1/19/2012 5:51PM

    Hm, I always go with fajitas. Love them. Have fun!

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Happy Tuesday....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012



Good Tuesday Sparkfam! This is a wonderful quote if I may so myself. To me when you bless people you sometimes are not even aware of what you are doing.

Today, my workout is walking 5-10min spurts, treadmill 50mins & abs. What you are you up to on this special Tuesday?

I pray you found time to spread the gift of love to someone you may or may not know.

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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4EVER21B 1/18/2012 10:13PM

    Such a wonderful blog! emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 1/17/2012 8:22PM

    Great blog Dee! I ddi not get to work out today, spent the day driving home from vacation home, I am having trouble with spark, I can't log any points in without it locking up, but I can...... so far see friends pages and leave comments, WTH? anyway, Great job! 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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ERICA071678 1/17/2012 4:50PM

    Thank you!

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Happy MLK Day to you all....

Monday, January 16, 2012



Good Day Sparkfam! Thank you Google for representing MLK day! WOOHOO!!

I had to work today but I am thankful for a job to go to. No insults to my boss, if I wanted it off, they would've given it to me. I think it would've been more important to Dr King that we continue to work & enjoy full benefit that jobs & life have to offer us. I did made it to work but will be leaving early so that I drop my son off to his ride home to college. Its crazy that he's been home almost a full month. Snow shoveled, kitchen mopped, room kept clean & picking up my youngest from school. He is a big help to me when he is here. When he is gone, I try to minimize as much as possible. I will miss him but I cutting the purse strings slowly but surely. It seems weird now that I don't have my grandson Iz but I have more time to focus on the tasks at hand. I didn't workout this morning but I had a late start. Will be able to do that tonight with nobody to have to feed & make sure they eating every bite. I miss Izzy though, he makes the house sound like 10kids are there & its only him. emoticon

Tonight's workout will be Imax 2 & maybe Jillian? The DVR changed & it erased some of my workout programs. I am saddened but it will make me open to more dvds & classes being offered else where. I just love to sweat alone, I don't have to wait for a machine to be free or did I wipe up all my sweat off the machine. lol Things we do for others while at the gym but not all adhere.

I am praying you have a blessed day & reflect on how far you've come in life. Where do you want to be by 2013?

God bless Sparkfam!

Love,

Dee

  
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MISSLISA1973 1/17/2012 12:12AM

    Sounds like overall a good day. Or a good attitude at least. emoticon

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JANTWO 1/17/2012 12:10AM

    Happy MLK day to you too!!!!

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PRESBESS 1/16/2012 10:36PM

    Great blog! Keep pushing toward your goals.
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4EVER21B 1/16/2012 9:11PM

    Thanks so much for such an uplifting blog about Dr. King.

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ILOVELIFE2012 1/16/2012 6:17PM

    Happy MLK day!

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MELLYBEANS0919 1/16/2012 5:43PM

    Aw I am sure having your son home was a wonderful time. When will he be back next? You can look forward to that! Sounds like a good workout plan tonight. Bummer your DVR erased some of your programming. I enjoy working out alone too, not that I've tried classes, which I May have to do someday.

Wow loaded question asking about next year already! :-) I'll have to think about it.

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Saturday....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Good Day Sparkfam! Its finally Saturday & I slept in late today. It felt good not to have to rush & make the bed & breakfast. Get son to school & time & get to work safely. I am so grateful that I made it. I finally get up to make breakfast pancakes, steak, scrambled eggs & boy the smells were so good. . . I've been doing the sundown fast with my church & its fine. Only until I cook at home. When I had to order food galore with week italian beef, tacos & fajitas, guacamole (one of my favs!) , pizza from both of my favorite places but not even a slice. I took home an italian beef but stayed with my cereal, cinnamon butter toast & cashews. At sundown of course. Yesterday me & hubs did it together from Thursday at 10pm til midnight last night. We both went to sleep. I opted today to eat a small pancake & cinnamon toast. So my meal at sundown is out the window. It will move me back on track for the coming week. Its actually not as bad as the first time I did it. I had to much of food affair that I kept saying it was okay to take a little of this or that. By doing the one meal at night, I have a way to escape. The last week I am going for 3day liquids only. I know with God's help all things are possible. I am not as tired as Sunday - Tuesday last week but my body was getting used to the fast. I mean, as a person who diets & tries not to eat certain foods its tough. The last time I shared it with you guys one person said that fasting was not for dieting purposes. Well why not? People do liquid fast all the time for weight loss. Mine is spiritual, denying my cravings (our flesh)? As Christians we have to put on the whole armour of Christ. My prayers & fast are for my family & friends......you guys are part of that too!

Today, I am inside so that means my walk will be done indoors on the treadmill. I am going to try for 60mins? Try to do 15mins every other hour with the jumping jacks I forgot to do yesterday. These next few weeks I am breaking my workouts into 2 30-45mins workouts. One in the morning where I am still not too weak & one in the evening after I have some soup or toast. With the fast I am striving to keep the meals under 700 calories so I don't wreak myself for the next day.

I wanna go to the movies to see Mission Impossible or Contraband tonight? Giving me & hubby a date night & the kids a chance to go with out as well. My oldest son is going back to college on Monday. I am not a on edge as I was last summer. Its been wonderful having him here. He likes to help me so much its like my older brother who passed away touched his life. He is so gentle & he character sweet. I am amazed other people notice how kids are but my co-worker always comments on how handsome & what a nice young man he is. I am thankful God has blessed us with our parents who taught how to raise ours. It ain't all a bed a roses I promise you but they are so worth it.

What have you given up for dietary or health purposes? Or are you reawakening your workouts this year? Lets change it up somehow to get us where we need to be near or at our goals.

God bless Sparkfam!

  
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NISSANGIRL 1/16/2012 9:18AM

    Great blog! and once again you managed to get me hungry with all that good food !!!! keep up the great work Dee! 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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CIERAPOET 1/16/2012 12:47AM

    Happy Sunday Dee! I like this blog! How's the weather now? Glad you got some rest. I'm glad you've been enjoying your family. I'm fasting lunch to start. Then I don't eat anything after breakfast until after5pm. Thanks for praying for us all. Do you have big plans for MLK Holiday? Or do you have to drive your son to school? Well keep up the good work on the fast and stay safe while out driving. Enjoy this 3rd week of 2012. Thanks for always inspiring me,
Much luv!
Deb

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VISUALLYRICS 1/14/2012 3:53PM

    Hurray for you getting back on track!
I just ran emoticon a mile around our local park....beautiful day here in the Lone Star state! The run was refreshing!! ...just 60 degrees here today!

Have a beautiful weekend ~ Laura

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