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Get in Line.....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012


Good Hump Day Sparkfam!! I must make a confession: I went out to meet my brother at a party where he was the dj & fell in love with the new slide dances that they are doing. They remind me of the electric slide & shuffle line dances. They are a little bit more complicated to do so I am watching on youtube to get the foot work down so I can add them as exercise. Level of difficulty is HIGH! I love of all them but would I go to the club to do them probably not but the next summer bbq spring fling it's gone be on & poppin! lol Copy the link & place in browsing if you feel like pumpin it up or you have fancy footwork? With these I see to have 2 left feet that apparently meet somewhere in the middle. lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtWWtH0J-
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Today got up early, cleaned bathroom, fed dog, gave him fresh water then did my workout. Its the 1st of February so I am bringing it! I did step aerobics for cardio & did 30mins of legs & gluteus. I need to do some more cardio & extra upper body work, like dips & push ups. I really am trying to keep up with my exercising. I didn't do too bad on food today, I had 2TBSP guacamole dip with sour cream & 10chips with a small side of chicken enchiladas. It was so good especially since I didn't have breakfast. I wasn't that hungry so it was okay, I drank plenty of water to keep myself hydrated.

So its hump Wednesday & the dancers are ready so get in line & do the slide! Whichever one you like & don't forget to add it to your workout today. lol

God bless & make it happen!

Dee

  
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MARVEEME 2/2/2012 9:45AM

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NISSANGIRL 2/2/2012 7:57AM

    The new dance sounds awesome Dee!!!! I will have to look for it! I am so proud of u girl! u got up and did a lot and u truly are an inspiration!!! I have been walking the past few days b/c the weather has been great!! we hit 65 the past few days! perfect for me! today we are starting to paint the hallway upstairs and then we start the living room! Have a great day and God Bless! 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 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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RUTHXG 2/1/2012 5:24PM

    Thanks for the link--that looks like GREAT FUN! I would definitely demonstrate extra left feet on it, but I would love learning the steps in the privacy of my living room. emoticon

You are so amazing with exercise! I had a wonderful brisk walk today, taking advantage of the warmer weather.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 2/1/2012 3:52PM

    Awesome! I go linedancing every Thursday. I also do country couples dancing as well. A fun one to check out is Cupid Shuffle! I love the quarter turn at the end as I do a lot of hip circles. emoticon Enjoy!

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Who Are You.....

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Good Saturday Sparkfam! I pray you are enjoying your weekend, I know I am. I am going to have an evening with just me & hubby. We made up but you know it goes as a couple, one day you are so in love & the next you can be at each others' throats. Well we are in between...Today I did walking, now on to the treadmill & then sit ups. I need more cardio but I am going to get a nap in.

Question, who are you impressing?

God bless Sparkfam!

Dee

  
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ILOVELIFE2012 1/29/2012 12:16PM

    Happy Sunday Dee!

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NISSANGIRL 1/29/2012 11:45AM

    Hope u had a great date night with Hubby dee! I can SOOOOOOOOOOO relate about loving each otehr one day and then wanting to choke them the next!!! LOL, Keep up the awesome wrok girl! 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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FOXFIRENDTS 1/28/2012 8:46PM

    Yes I am having a great weekend, me and my hubby went on a awesome 2 hour walk to Lake Perris.

In the past I thought I had to impress everyone else, now I know I only have to impress myself and with every workout and every food choice i'm impressing me.

You and you hubby have a great weekend.

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MARVEEME 1/28/2012 7:58PM

    Whomever He wants me to.
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Blessings, joy and a cozy cuddle night.
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RUTHXG 1/28/2012 7:10PM

    All that exercise--good for you! I'm glad you & hubby are taking the evening for yourselves; way to nurture the relationship.

As for impressing? Probably nobody at the moment, as I'm just plugging away & not always making my goals. Dealing with hard stuff, I'm not expecting too much of myself. I know God understands & always loves me.

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VISUALLYRICS 1/28/2012 2:55PM

    I love to Live loudly, not to impress; rather to live with purpose brings satisfaction.
Here at SP, with all the support, energy & positive feedback, I can't go wrong.

Have fun with your DH....fun with just 2! ~ laura

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TIFFY0906 1/28/2012 2:50PM

    Yes I am having a great weekend so far.

Have fun with the hubby.

In the past I tried to impress so many people, it was exhausting. But now I am only trying to impress GOD and me.

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FUNKYG1 1/28/2012 2:49PM

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Glad to hear you have made up. My DH and I have had our spats over the years (almost 37) that we have been married.

In answer to your question "who are you impressing"? Me! I have been on many journeys to lose the weight and this is the longest I have perservered I find that impressive.

Nora

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I Love Coupons....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Good Hump Day Sparkfam!! Its a chilly day here in Chicago but at the same time & I thankful its not our usual blustery 19degrees outside. WHEW! Its a quiet day here around the office so I decided to get a blog in. Had some fun times this week & thought I would share them with you......

Sunday I went to Walmart after church, I keep the coupons I use not just keep googobs of them in my purse for no reason. I don't know how people save like $100 on stuff? I want to save a $100 on stuff I use everyday not stock pile it. So I bought some Secret Mystic Melon which is a gel but it hangs with me. So it was $3.97. I dug deep in my purse to find the coupon but it was a no go. I went home, looked in my purse & found 2coupons which expire this weekend. I had to buy the deodorant & an oil of olay beauty bar to save $3.00. Guess what? My hubby went to Walmart & spent $12.99 on Tide. While I had $2.00 off coupon for that. So I took both items back to Walmart after work & I had an errand that was in that direction. Not gonna waste gas for $5.00. So I went in, got my beauty bar went to the register to return them (yeap return the items) then repurchased them. Most stores except Jewel will honor coupons as long as you have your receipt & the coupon is NOT expired. Well Walmart you have to use the coupons while you at the register or you have to bring the items back to the store. I peep their game a long time ago so I was ready. The cashier thought I was nutz but you know what? I saved $5.00 on 3items. Once I bought the deodorant & beauty bar, I paid $4.11. I PAID $4.24 for the deodorant by itself!! SERIOUSLY!! Now those are the kind of coupons I think that are worth having. I will have that deodorant for 6-7weeks so hopefully another coupon will be up soon. lol Yeah I know I get kinda crazy when I get my coupons out & people hate to see me when I pull them out but I don't care. If you shop & get in line you wouldn't have this problem. So wait your turn, okay! That means you too! lol emoticon

I made chicken breast & the meat was so tender made my hubby want to slap his momma. Well he can't smack mine she deceased but we still find humor with one another. We got into a heated debate on Sunday evening & went to bed without talking, He got up the next morning complaining that the water wasn't HOT??? Well did you check the electric water heater? No but I will. He couldn't find anything wrong with it so he left for work. So I went to get ready & water was smokin HOT! He asked me if the water was still cold? I told him no. He was like I wonder why it was cold for me? Well I told him that the Lord saw he was messing with me & that was his punishment. He can't go round messin with God's children. I laughed so HARD!! He was like I am one of His too. Well, He must have a soft spot for me then. It was funny. So here's another funny one for marriage:


Today is Jillian Michaels DVD hope I make it.....My choice of foods, being lazy & complacent made me fat. My attention to every detail will make me healthier. What bad habit are you willing to tone down or give up to be healthier? For me, being complacent is what I want to rid myself of. Laziness I can shake off complacency is a BAD habit.

KEEP HUMINP!


God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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RUTHXG 1/26/2012 10:37PM

    You are such a hoot! And way to go with those coupons!

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TERCON1 1/26/2012 2:41PM

  I love coupons too! And oh yeah, I'd take it back for $5...as long as it was not out of my way...gass is creeping back up!

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MARVEEME 1/26/2012 9:50AM

    I'm a coupon clipper too....and I've discovered that going online and searching for coupons for the brand name products I buy all the time, or happen to be on sale at the supermarket I plan to shop at, is quite rewarding. Add that extra few minutes of searching before you shop, and you'll be surprised at what you'll save, even after the cost of printing them out!

Remind DH that people in hell pray for cold water.....it was a divine intervention reminder for him to change his ways for sure.

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P.S.....don't forget that the hot water was intended to further purify you for your entry into heaven. LOL

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NISSANGIRL 1/26/2012 9:06AM

    Great blog Dee! I love coupons as well! I also just keep the coupons I use. I think U did the right thing by taking that stuff back and repurchasing it! it does help using coupons. I laughed so hard when u talked about the hot water and your hubby! I also laughed at the comment that he wanted to smack his mamma b/c the chicken was so good! u crack me up Dee! Keep up the awesome work!!! 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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AANGEL3 1/25/2012 6:13PM

    I'll use coupons..but only for what we really use. I'm with you...why get a bunch of stuff that you don't use, probably won't use, just to say I saved $XX amount of $$.

Hubby and I have rule...we never go to bed upset with each other.

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GONEWLIFE 1/25/2012 4:45PM

    I love coupons too !

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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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