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I "HEART" Oatmeal....

Monday, July 02, 2012



Good Monday Sparkfam! I how I love oatmeal but why don't I eat it more often? Well, the weather is too warm for one but then how do I eat other hot breakfasts? I don't know but I do. Why do they have to put all that stuff on there? I guess we all have our preferences. Do you like oatmeal? If so, how do you eat it? I take mine old fashioned, boiling water with a dash of salt, oats, sugar, cream & butter. Some times I get a little crazy & put some sprinkles of cinnamon maybe next I will try it with ginger since it also has disease fighting properties...

Today, I walked, did kickboxing for 30mins, then tonight I will lift weights for 30mins & TRY to get on that boring treadmill....

God bless & enjoy the ride!!

  
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GODZDESIGN95 7/17/2012 11:32PM

    I love it too my mother told he when I was little I called it open mill. emoticon

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JANTWO 7/6/2012 12:18AM

    I LOVE oatmeal!!!! emoticon

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MARVEEME 7/4/2012 4:17PM

    With nuts, raisins and blackstrap molasses. YUM!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/3/2012 1:56AM

    The best and healthiest breakfast we all should be eating more often,including me.I enjoy with some raisins.Enjoy,thank you for the reminder emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon

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BOO-SHAY 7/3/2012 1:53AM

    I love old fashion oatmeal. Boiled in water, just slightly undercooked (not as long as the package asks for) and then some nonfat milk, and some splenda, on occasion I like to put on some walnuts, and raisins.

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DLDMIL 7/2/2012 10:53PM

    I like butter and brown sugar.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/2/2012 10:46PM

    Never put butter in my oatmeal but did do cinnamon along with fruit.

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ANGGEL40 7/2/2012 10:35PM

    I love oatmeal, I add cinnamon, honey and sometime raisins..I don't care for it that much in the summer either!

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DBELLE39 7/2/2012 10:12PM

    I prefer the Old Fashioned Oatmeal made with lowfat milk, cinnamon &1 tsp peanut butter or O.F Oatmeal with Lowfat milk, & topped with berries....I don't use sugar or sugar substitute.

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CIERAPOET 7/2/2012 8:46PM

    Happy Monday Dee! Girl You ain't said nothing but THE Word. That's my go to breakfast O had the nerve to forgot to buy some when I went to the grocery store Sat. Smh I had my niece bring me some.

I use Old Fashioned or plain instant if I'm out of OF. I use Almond milk, ALWAYS Cinnamon, walnuts or sunflower nuts, raisins, bananas and strawberries. I even may drop a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter in it. I don't use all these extras every time. I use ginger sometimes also. I have a 400 cal number to reach too lol.

Love That Oatmeal! Thanks Dee!
Deb :)))

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GRANNYQUINN 7/2/2012 8:20PM

    My feeling exactly about the treadmill , you go kick boxer!! I like oatmeal, also, Cream of Rice, by Red Mill, keeps me full until lunch. Karen No , I prefer one teaspoon of brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of Smartbalance? Have the fruit on the side.

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/2/2012 8:09PM

    I love oatmeal, but only during colder months. I like a variety of toppings: frozen or fresh banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 egg, peanut butter, coconut, chocolate chips, berries.

I do occasionally make a breakfast 'cookie' which you put overnight in the fridge so it's cold and it has oats, milk, nut butter, toppings and banana. If you want the recipe I can send it to you.


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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/2/2012 8:05PM

    I love oatmeal eat it everyday started last month, I like it plain with 1 TBS brown sugar yum yum emoticon

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KKLENNERT809 7/2/2012 7:55PM

    Steel cut oatmeal is my favorite--lots of fiber and great tasting! I will add a small amount of almond milk, brown sugar, a few nuts and some berries. I will have to try the peanut butter and banana though--sounds interesting!

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GR8TAWK 7/2/2012 7:33PM

    I like oatmeal with a little honey

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JUSTDOIT011 7/2/2012 7:27PM

    I use the oatmeal packets (shhhh) pre-flavored by Quaker Oats...I like Apples & Cinnamon the best...and I love to throw on a cup of strawberry halves and a tablespoon or more of ground flax seeds. YUM! That and a glass of milk is the perfect breakfast!

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THROOPER62 7/2/2012 7:10PM

    Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana. Yummy

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Mind over Matter...

Sunday, July 01, 2012



Good Sunday Sparkfam! I know it's still the weekend and all but this saying says A LOT. Let's me be mindful of our appetites & don't let our hard work go down the drain....

Today, I did walking & washing dishes.....

God bless & enjoy your day!

Dee

  
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GRANNYQUINN 7/2/2012 1:09PM

    With this heat the pounds are melting away! lol

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IMREITE 7/2/2012 12:41AM

    That is a goal i am working at. i tend to let outside things affect me to much. I am working on behaving with more wisdom and control.

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JANTWO 7/2/2012 12:28AM

    Great advise!!!!

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MAKINANIMPACT 7/1/2012 10:05PM

    agreed!


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SPARKLE1908 7/1/2012 7:02PM

    thanks for the reminder...that is very true!!!

thanks for shariing!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/1/2012 5:03PM

    totally with ya, Dee!! emoticon

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MYSTERY-LADY1 7/1/2012 4:48PM

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Humpin...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012



Good Wednesday Sparkfam!

What time is too late for coffee? I am really in need of some but I just don't want to be up all night. Don't even offend me with any ice coffee either! lol I want a cup of joe but I don't want to be jittery either.

Safe to say that today was not humpin but I was jumpin! I had to run around like a chicken with my head wobbling all over. I am so glad that this day has ended I am leaving a few minutes early. Tomorrow I might just take half a day or come in early so that I can leave early? Some how it will work itself out.

My workout is suffering this week so I hope that tomorrow it will pick up for me.

What do you do seem to have misplaced your hump?

If you see mine can you tell it I am looking for it. lol
God bless,

Dee

  
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BARCLE 6/29/2012 7:28PM

    Coffee!!! Oh yeah! emoticon

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GRANNYQUINN 6/28/2012 8:38AM

    Coffee before six pm for me , otherwise I am up all night. I hope that you do get a half day today, and get a workout in early prior to heat wave. Love the picture. Stay cool today. Hugs Karen

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KKLENNERT809 6/27/2012 8:15PM

    Hey, don't despair. Do your best today and tomorrow's another day! A chance to make it even better. Have a nice evening............

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Happy Friday.....

Friday, June 22, 2012



Good Friday Sparkfam!! It's been a huge week for me. I forgot my big brother's bday & basically didn't want to do anything for Father's Day. Although my hubs is not my dad he still gets a kick out of gifts but my heart was with Trent. My brother was really upset about it. I will have to make it up to him probably with a visit to his home. lol

I haven't been keeping up with all my workout but hope to start a new tomorrow & hitt it hard!!'

How was this week for you? Did you eat healthy & get workouts in too?

God bless & Happy Friday!!

Dee

  
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BLEGNER1 6/23/2012 7:54PM

    Your brother loves you so he will forgive you.
Barb

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JAZZID 6/23/2012 4:08PM

    He'll forgive you, it was an honest mistake. Yes, a visit sounds great!

You will get back on track. It was a great week for me, I just hope I can keep this up. I am trying to pace myself so that I don't burn out. My eating is getting better and for the most part I am staying on track.

Taking it one day at a time is how I keep my sanity!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend. emoticon ~ Dee

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NISSANGIRL 6/23/2012 6:25AM

    I have done the same thing, life gets too crazy and sometimes we forget, I am sure that your brother will forget it as well when he sees u . Hope u have a great weekend 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

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JANTWO 6/23/2012 3:11AM

    Well I ate too much on my birthday, but I had fun!!!!

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ANGGEL40 6/22/2012 10:48PM

    Well I did manage to get everything done right this week...I didn't stress out not once..tomorrow is my last day for workouts and then I can rest emoticon..Have a great weekend!

God Bless you too! Angelia emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 6/22/2012 10:22PM

    Have a great weekend...that cat looks like how I feel about now...I plan to go do some walking early in the morning before the heat sets in!!!

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GRANNYQUINN 6/22/2012 6:55PM

    I am sure you will think of something wonderful! Love the Cat. I have dogs, saw your picture of your dog. My dogs take over the bed also!! I am very blessed also, so be inspirational I love it!!! Hugs Karen

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Rocks in the tree tops.......

Monday, June 18, 2012


Good Day Sparkfam!! It's been pretty warm here in Chicago but we are surviving. I know the pic above might be gross but this is my Sweet Little Trent. I found him on the ground outside of the mall in a nearby suburb. He was being fed upon by 6 thuggish ants! I mean seriously, he was being eaten alive by these black ants that were pushy & thought they could take me. A woman walked by & said the momma bird might come back & rescue the bird. I shewed the ants off the bird & went to do my shopping for Father's Day.

Well when I came back with my purchases in tow only to find the poor little thing was moving around to get the ants off of him. The bird above pictured is not my bird Trent but the pictures bares a strong resemblence to him though. Well, I had it! I shook the ants off & picked up the bird with an envelop that was in my purse. The ants still tried to get at me but I just stomped my foot. Apparently the ants in the suburbs are more gangsta than the ones in the city? Cause the black ants in the city move quickly in another direction if you stomp. Not these ants, they kept coming, like they were about to call back up. I was like do your thang as long as long as you back away from the bird.

I looked for the nest but couldn't see it. So I brought Trent home thinking that one of my neighbors would take him? She was terrified & didn't know how to help especially newborns? Me & oldest son took the bird home & got him into a tupperware bowl for him filled with paper towel. My daughter & youngest son came in not 20mins later. They were s in awe of the bird it was ridiculous! We got a lamp & looked for more details about the bird. He wouldn't eat but he pooped 3x so I think he had eaten.

We went to bed with the bird sleeping under the lamp & turned off the air too. Woke up this morning & my husband said something about the bird. I woke up & then ran downstairs, he was saying the bird was chirping with his mouth wide open to eat. He too the food in small quantities. He did alright but they said as long as I feed them when they wanted to eat. I then called the animal/wildlife rehab place for birds & they teld me where to take. My daughter wanted me to keep hm. Even my baby wanted me to keep him but it wasn't feasible & I thought his leg may have been broken. He was so cute even hairless he was beautiful!

I took him to the lakefront & found the place & dropped him off. I was saddened. I just wanted to take him home, I didn't know what to say. I haven't seen a robin in this area before. I did yesterday & my girlfriend says I am a hero. I don't thinks so? I was doing a small wonder but the people who help revive animals daily are the real heros! They have been in the renches & help the birs get healthy to fly away.

God bless,

Dee

  
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GRANNYQUINN 6/28/2012 8:45AM

    Dee, you made me cry. You are so good. We rescue animals over here too. Last month my husband found a Rooster in Bunker Hill Woods. We did rescue , my neighbor raises chicken two doors down. So now we are awakend by Rory (named after my husband) the Rooster!!! There is a place on the south side that takes in birds for a fifty dollar donation and restores them back to health , rescued a couple of pigeons last summer. Hugs Karen

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NISSANGIRL 6/21/2012 7:12AM

    What a wonderful story Dee!!! so glad that u helped that baby bird out. U are truly a hereo!!! U did the right thing by taking it where u did, they can help the little guy out more. Loved this blog!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 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 6/21/2012 3:11AM

    That was so touching!!! YES YOU ARE A HERO! You are an example of Love Peace & Mercy. You let God use you. You have a tender heart! Proud to know a HERO! Call the News Media! Love you Dee!
Happy Thursday!!!
Deb

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BLEGNER1 6/19/2012 4:35PM

    You are to be commended. I would have done the same thing if I had been there. God bless all creatures big and small.
God bless
Barb

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ANGGEL40 6/19/2012 12:40PM

    That's is so wonderful Dee..You are a hero to Trent you help save his life..this just warmed my heart..and I did laugh at the gangsta ants calling for back up..lol..God Bless you Dee!

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CLAVINOVA 6/19/2012 9:18AM

    Wow - you are very nurturing and caring.
Sorry you couldn't do all you wanted but you did make a difference and a good example!
Have a great day


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ILOVELIFE2012 6/19/2012 6:17AM

    I agree what a generous and loving gesture!

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NOCALORIES 6/19/2012 12:23AM

    You perhaps are not a hero, but you are generous and loving. How bless Trent is to have been in your home and known love. Thank you for sharing this blog.

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