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YOU ARE THE KEY

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hello Spark Friends and Thrill Seekers! emoticon

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Well I've eaten some great healthy veggies earlier today and will eat my dinner in a few minutes. Earlier today I had... emoticon

Lentils: these little babies are great and versatile. I added chili powder, cinnamon, diced tomatoes and yellow onions. I also added more heat because I just love hot food. emoticonThey are full of folate, vitamins B-6, C, Calcium, Copper, Iron and 1 cup has a whopping 16grams of fiber and 17grams of Protein. Try them!

Cantaloupe: I used to hate this when I was growing up but now I just love them. My son picked a great little one yesterday full of natural sweetness and water! Packed with potassium, Vitamin A, C, Calcium, Folate, and many other vitamins. emoticon

Broccoli and Cauliflower: Potassium, Vitamin A, B=6, C. E, Calcium. Iron and Folate. They both are low in calories and I eat all I want of them naked. emoticon

My dinner will be some of the same and a little sandwich w/thin honey turkey and leafy green lettuce(more folate) and light olive oil mayonnaise on Whole wheat bread.
I also had a boiled egg with my lunch and I ate the WHOLE egg since I don't eat a lot. emoticon
I've had plenty of water and just returned from an hour of walking. Too slow for me. emoticon

Strength training after dinner. emoticon emoticon

I am proud of myself today This is another great day because I'm enjoying eating healthy and working out and SPARKFRIENDS!!!

It's easy to follow the healthy way and YOU are the KEY!
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BABY_GIRL69 10/22/2010 4:05PM

    You go!! I am still trying to figure out how to get more folate in my life. One can only eat so many veggies before they get sick! lol I pray you had a decent workout. I didn't do the Pilates Sculpt last night but I did it this morning & Firm DVD. My knees are buckling a little but its all good.

God bless & enjoy the weekend!

Dee

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WILDFLOWERR_ 10/21/2010 9:15PM

    Wow Great day! emoticon emoticon
Keep up the good work! Only good can come from it!
I am going to get some lentils! emoticon

Blessings,
wildflowerr
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NEVER STOP DREAMING...AND DREAM BIG

Thursday, October 21, 2010


That's my new to this earth little cousin Taliyah Michelle born at 2:33 am on 10/20/10 in my hometown of Tulsa. It was such an emotional feeling seeing her beautiful picture. A dream come true.

We should never stop dreaming. You know that babies are God's way of blessing the parents for children are a blessing from Him. These babies started in the minds of most of us. We wanted children and some of us prayed and prayed until we had them. God our Father yearns to help us like we yearn to help our children. We have to allow Him to do what He has ordained for our lives.

I depend on Father and everything that Jesus accomplished on the Cross for me. I believe and I know this change in my life is going to stick. I love my life and I love the Lord. My life is nothing without Him.

Never stop dreaming. There's plenty out there to believe for.
God bless!!!
Deb
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TXDREAMSPINNER 10/21/2010 12:55PM

    Beautifully said. Your cousin is beautiful as well. Thank you for sharing your blessing with us.

I am originally from Oklahoma in the Tulsa area. I still have a lot of family there.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 10/21/2010 1:46AM

    Amen Sister!
I have a grandbaby coming the first week of February! emoticon
Congrats on the families new gift from God!
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CBARRETT10 10/21/2010 1:05AM

  Thanks for sharing baby Taliyah with us, she is beautiful!
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KJOHNSON011 10/21/2010 12:39AM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. I cant believe that people have abortions. Little do they realize that God put babies on this earth to serve a purpose and to be successful in life. You are right on point. BTW-your little cousin is beautiful. God Bless! emoticon

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A GREAT START TO A WONDERFUL WEEK

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Word of God says to call those things that be not as though they were. This is a great day and I am a Winner. My dream is coming into view. Victory is NOW!

I have the faith to speak forth and do my part to complete the first phase of this lifestyle change. The rest is a lifetime of maintaining great health and fitness habits.

I walked outside today even though my knee did not like it. I hate being inside on beautiful days. Sunday was a great day also. Heard a great Anointed Sermon. I just love my Pastor George Pearsons! He's a Blessing to our Congregation. Thank You Lord for giving him the desires of his heart. emoticon

Had a great day of working on my book and Smiling. Smiling is so wonderful for your Health and Fitness. Just do it! No matter how you "feel". emoticon

Ate Collard greens and sweet potatoes and a homemade burger today. Also tried those Vitatops @ 100 calories and they are pretty good and healthy full of fiber and vitamins. Had my daily yogurt. Ate a small 80 cal Reeses Peanut butter cup. Almond milk was a snack. I just love Almond milk. I'm progressing. That's what I want to do.

Hope you all had a great start of a Victorious week. We are well able to take this on and Win. We are Winners already. We Started! emoticon
Deb
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HEART4HOME 10/20/2010 5:00AM

    Way to go Ciera! emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 10/20/2010 1:07AM

    Sounds like a great day! We had a great word Sunday as well!
Be Blessed my Sister!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/19/2010 6:23PM

    Girl you are doing it over there!! We are going to be there by Christmas. . . If we keep our focus we can make it. . .God bless & woohoo!! Dee

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GODZDESIGN95 10/19/2010 11:55AM

    By faith we do!!!

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OUR CHOICES NOW REFLECT OUR FUTURE

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today I cooked my son a Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake
Normally I would have been agitated and praying for Help with appetite control because these are one of best cakes that I make and rich and full of calories. Today was no exception...it turned out great! My history with these cakes, and they can be made in different flavors, started in December 09 watching Paula Deen cook it. I gained 7lbs cooking them...and they were a staple on my kitchen table for that month. But today was different. Like I've been sharing...I feel this lifestyle change in my mind. It's working and I'm making progress in my mind and in my body. Yes, I tasted a small piece. It was divine!!!
And I put it back in the refrigerator and there it remains.

Now in the past i would and could have eaten almost half of the cake. Regardless that I made it for my son. But I chose to stop at that one sample. I know that I am well able to make this change for a lifetime. I have food and food does not have me. I eat to live. I had a great healthy meal today and have already planned out my menu for tomorrow. It will be packed full of filling vegetables and I will batch cook for a couple of days. I am Happy so Happy to be alive. emoticon

Our choices now reflect our future. I chose not to over eat that rich cake. I chose to eat healthy and stop. I am choosing to become and stay healthy and fit. I'm not afraid to be healthy and fit. I know that I can do this. I am doing it. We are doing it and together we can do anything!!! emoticon

Success starts in the mind. It always has and always will. Check what's in your mind.
Blessings!!!
Deb
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KJOHNSON011 10/21/2010 12:42AM

    Gr8 job on the mind control. Thats what its all about!

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DRB13_1 10/17/2010 2:42PM

    You have mastered what it takes - "success starts in the mind."
So wonderful that you have both the skills to make exquisite specialties like this one and the love to do it for your son and others. That's more important than the food itself.
Wishing you all the best as you continue on your health journey.

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CBARRETT10 10/17/2010 2:20PM

  The healthy choice is the best choice! Although I've cut out unhealthy desserts, I will be baking the Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake for Thanksgiving for my family dinner! It looks soooo yummy! emoticon

Have a wonderful week!
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GATORJOY 10/17/2010 9:16AM

    emoticonSuch a feeling of accomplishment too when you are able to find the healthy choice more appealing than the unhealthy choice.

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CHARANN3 10/17/2010 7:05AM

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LYNMEINDERS 10/17/2010 1:11AM

    YAY/..... emoticon that is emoticon
Congrats on your achievement....it is one we can all accomplish.....good for you.....well done....

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PROGRESSING FORWARD AS NORMAL

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just a short blog to let u all know that I truly appreciate each and every one of you that I have ever came in contact with on this journey. I am so grateful to God for friends like you who motivate me to keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

Good choices are becoming habits and my brain is sending signals that this is truly a lifestyle change and I am doing it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonAll are a part of success.

It's wonderful to know that I will reach my weight goal or just look like it. I will look the weight before I get to it. lol emoticon

So do not be discourage if your road seems slow or lagging. Hang in there and do what you know to do. Check your food intake and your Workout take. Sleep and drink water. Smile emoticon and your day will be filled with so much Joy.

Be Blessed and Happy losing to us all!
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CBARRETT10 10/16/2010 6:15PM

  Thanks for the encouragement and motivation towards our weight loss goals! emoticon emoticon

Blessings

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POPOF4 10/16/2010 5:07PM

    Thank you for the encouragement.

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