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Sunday, February 26, 2012



Good Sunday Sparkfam! It's a beautiful day here in Chicago & got out to enjoy it a bit. Now I just got done cooking Sunday dinner. Baked chicken (yeah right like that's a surprise) mac& cheese, sweet potatoes, mustart greens, corn bread, turkey stuffing & chickne/beef enchiladas. What a meal! Now I need to control my emotions of thinking of when my mom used to cook these types of dinners for us. Although they were only served on special ocassions, I try to break them out every 3-4months for my family. The S-O-U-L food train & everybody has their own meal that brings them a few memories...

What are your trigger meals & how do you STAY in control of your emotions with every bite? lol I dive in with a forkful of this & spoonful of that with good intentions of stopping myself. Sometimes it works & well others its a BUST! lol HELP!!

God bless & have a wonderful week!

Dee

  
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NISSANGIRL 2/27/2012 11:38AM

    Glad u got to enjoy the weather Dee! It's beautiful here today adn I got to take Casey for a nice long walk! We really need to cook together girl! Sounds like a wonderful meal!and as as always, u made my mouth water! 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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CIERAPOET 2/26/2012 7:26PM

    Wow Dee I need to come over! lol I love to cook those types of meal. My grandmother would cook meals like that and they were wonderful every time. She passed in 98 & Fri the 24th was her birthday and she would have been 90. I have to watch cooking like that since its just me and my son and he works at BK on Sundays and cooking cornbread and left alone with it is dangerous. L made a pot of whole grain pasta with homemade sauce & ground turkey and it lasted and more left so I didn't have to cook. I added green peas and a fancy tortilla. Healthier than the cornbread. lol I do love me some cornbread. If I do cook a Big meal and overdo, I just add a good workout. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your comments and support! You are the best!
Have a Great Week!
Blessings
Deb

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LORILEEPAGE 2/26/2012 7:03PM

    Im a stickler for measuring portions and no seconds allowed. Yep, I get out those measuring cups!

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BabyShower....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sparkfam, it's official, I made it to the baby shower of my nephew! You don't know what this means?! It means, I got up from my long nap after shopping & getting a car wash & taking my son to Saturday tutoring. Then came home to fix me & my son breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits & a pancake for me. Then the hubs comes in & says all that food is making me hungry can you make me something? Seriously? Well I am still taking care of him so I obliged. I took a two hour nap & then kept finding reasons not to go. Finally my son says are we still going? I got dressed & said at least I will drop him off the $100 in a card. Got there & they hadn't even opened gifts! The shower started at 2pm, I didn't get there til 6:30pm! They have such a big family, friends & co-workers that presents weren't done til 8pm! UGH! I am a house potato meaning that once I'm home I am not going back out. So I am taking baby steps to get back out there in the social world once and again. It was fine I didn't eat much, at lunch time at home I had ice cream, salsa & chips. Then had a jello shot for those of you who don't know those little puppies have alcohol in them & ALOT! I had to step out to compose myself & they were drinking them like they were going out of style. Not me, I know just a touch of alcohol will intoxicate me so I didn't do but 2more during the entire time I was there. Then I called it one we said our goodbyes & I was so touched to get out & be with my extended family & get all those hugs & kisses & just laugh & have a good time. With so many woman there of course there had to be drama. One girl said "baby" by mistake & so the other woman wanted her safety pins. It's a game you play at those type of things. They were arguing even after the host gave everyone a gift. Seriously! It was a mess & it was such a nice shower & they pulled out all the stops. The to-go-bags were avon products, girl scout cookies & popcorn. I didn't give bags for my daughter when I threw her one. That was one I forgot though. I did grab a burger on the way home but I only ate half & ate 10fries.

Long story short even though there was food all around & drinks, I didn't go all crazy. I didn't get on the treadmill or do my sit ups. I took the day off & I guess I needed it but I didn't go over on my calories either. I pray you all had a wonderful Saturday & good night!

God bless Sparkfam!

Dee

  
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BLACKDYMOND01 2/26/2012 11:17PM

    LOL cause I do the exact same thing..If I do not go when I am out and get back home I am in so u better catch me if u can. Glad u went and had a nice time...Stay away from the jello shots ( NEVER HAD ONE AND DON'T WANT ONE)


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NISSANGIRL 2/26/2012 8:44AM

    Glad u got to go and ended up having a great time! good lord that Shower had to be hugh!!! sounds like ti was so much fun Dee! and Ps.... Your breakfast made me SOOOOOOOOOO Hungry! Have an awesome Sunday 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 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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MAGGIE101857 2/26/2012 6:21AM

    I am exhausted just thinking about this shower! emoticon Glad you got out and saw the family.....with large families there is always some drama to observe!!!! Glad you were able to stay out of it and stick to your goals!!!

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X5X52000 2/26/2012 12:44AM

    Girl with all that running around you did not need any exercise. get yourself some rest!!!

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JANTWO 2/26/2012 12:39AM

    It sounds to me like you were so busy you did not need any additional exercise!!!! You did great!!!! emoticon

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Sugar & Fat....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Good Thursday Sparkfam! I have trying to control my sugar & fat intake & not doing too well. I gave up my favorite snacks for Lent. Now I am finding that cookies, cake & donuts are taking their places. To me though, Red Vines & Dots don't have as much fat in them as cookies cake & donuts so why am I choosing them? I guess I have to have something to lean on while I am giving them. I guess I am going to have to put them all on the back burning. Having one or the other seems to lead to a feeding frenzy for me. All these sweet buttery fattening snacks have to go!

Butter cookies WHOA!

Donuts YIKEs!

YUM Butter Pound Cake

Goodbye for a little while to I can respect your place in my life as a delicious snack once a week. emoticon Please don't forget about me?? Remember me as fondly as I remember you guys as I eat my cold hard garden salad..... emoticon

In other news I got my workout in yesterday, step aerobics & Jillian. I am about to walk on treadmill after I blog. Have a wonderful Thursday evening!

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

  
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GODZDESIGN95 3/2/2012 12:48PM

    LOL I saw all them bad boys this morning at the store and I walked right by them. This time. LOL. prayers.

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MARVEEME 2/24/2012 9:05PM

    Suddenly, I'm glad I chose to give up chocolate for Lent. Those pictures have officially made me hungry. LOL

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NISSANGIRL 2/24/2012 9:16AM

    emoticon Dee! Temptation is everywhere , we just have to try to focus and avoid eating a ton of things that are not good for us. The pictures made me hungry I will say that! Great job on your workout Dee! Lets do this!!! 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 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 2/23/2012 11:10PM

    I need to say no to those things too. It's going to be so hard! Great job working out Dee.

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O My Guacamole. . . .

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Good Day Sparkfam! It warmed up very well today but yesterday was freezing! Well, I didn't get to church today. I did listen on the radio & listen to many uplifting songs on the radio. It is nothing like real service but I enjoy anytime I can spend in praise & worship.

I have been afraid to try to make guacamole but today I got up enough courage to do it. I mean, I tasted one from the catering company & it was so good that I want it all the time. Unfortunately, I think it is too expensive to that. I don't like the dip you buy from the stores cause it just doesn't taste right. So I felt like having some dip today & went ahead & made it. It was actually decent but got better once I followed a few tips from others on the site. I felt really good about it. I wanted to post a picture but my computer is not allowing me too.

I was watching grammy awards & glad to see some of the winners like Adele & Chris Brown. I think it was the best one since Michael Jackson did a performance on the show. I think it showed loads of promise until Nicki Minaj performed. What was that?! I didn't know much of the music as I don't listen to much secular music anymore. I love this one song I think its a country song but can't remember the title? Ditzy me...

Well, I will have to pay forward my weight work as I have been busy making breakfast, washing & making dinner. Hubs is still out of commission. Hopefully he will find something from today to eat while he is at home this week. I made baked chicken thighs, baked potatoes, shrimp fried rice & chili. I know its a weird mix but he got weird taste.

Time to get some sleep.....

God bless Sparkfam & enjoy this week.

Dee

  
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JUSTFOXXY 2/26/2012 6:58PM

    I love guacamole, but have never tried to make it. I did however buy an avocado and put it on my egg sandwich. Yum. Then I found a recipe on dr. oz that used avocado, tomato, swiss cheese with an egg on a whole wheat english muffin. It's supposed to be a belly blasting breakfast. I don't have any avocados, but I am going to try and eat the sandwiches this week. emoticon

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ANDSHEEWAS 2/15/2012 11:09AM

    Guacamole is amazing. I'm glad you attempted homemade. It's worth it and much better than store bought!

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RUTHXG 2/13/2012 2:25PM

    Homemade guacamole is yummy--yay you! I don't think I've ever tried making it.

You did a TON of cooking yesterday! If your hubby can't find something good to eat with all those foods in the fridge, he's got a problem. emoticon

Dang, this weekend was cold. I was in St. Louis & hadn't taken my warmest coat, because the forecast had said highs close to 40. It was WRONG! Because it was so chilly we ended up spending most of our time at my son's home instead of going out. Which was just fine--lots of fun with my little Bea.

Happy Monday! I'm sure you'll make up the lost exercise time--you exercise more than anyone I know!

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NISSANGIRL 2/13/2012 11:31AM

    Sounds awesome!!! wish u could have posted some pictures Dee! I loved the Grammy's as well, It was one of the better shows I have seen in awhile. I also agree with u about Niki M. If u get a chance look at my blog, I was surprised this weekend!! Have a wonderful day! 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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MISSLISA1973 2/13/2012 6:38AM

    I too am a guac fan! Yum, yum!

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JANTWO 2/13/2012 1:00AM

    I LOVE guacamole!!!! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 2/12/2012 11:42PM

    I love homemade guacamole. The stuff you buy in the store just doesn't taste quite right. Too bad you couldn't post a picture, as I like food photos. Best wishes to you on your journey!

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