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Friday, January 21, 2011

I Love spinning that wheel and when I saw that on it today I said "Let me get that DVD...I don't care if it's a #.5 under it...let it stop on the DVD" emoticon
And it did!!! I am so happy and Blessed today.

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I am also well stocked with YOGURT. Love me some yogurt. Good foods to eat around and brown rice and black beans and healthy protein. I'm ready to Prosper in every area of my life. This is for my Health and Fitness. For me!

Thanks to all of you who gave me GREAT ideas and ways to emoticon all of the needless snacking. I feel much better and just love all of my friends.

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So those of you who don't spin the Wheel...Just do it and you may win something great! emoticon

I Appreciate you all and Love you and praying for you too. Success comes with others in your corner and this here Debie is cheering you on to Victory! emoticon

(Debie was on the back of this baby pic of I am sharing the name and cute pic. No...I was not born in 1920. lol My parents...nuff

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Mom and Dad

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LUNADRAGON 1/23/2011 4:10PM

    That is a wonderful prize to win! Way to go!

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RSWIFE 1/23/2011 9:47AM

    Congrats on the DVD. Beautiful pictures!

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POPOF4 1/22/2011 9:04AM

    emoticon I won a exercise DVD once topo it has some cool stuff on it.

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PRIN1978 1/21/2011 10:50PM

    Congrats on spinning that wheel and winning something to help you on your road to success. Keep it up! Good luck!

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MRSBERG135 1/21/2011 7:58PM

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JAZZID 1/21/2011 6:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ... Good for you... Let me know how you like the dvd!...

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BABY_GIRL69 1/21/2011 3:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonEnjoy that DVD!! I won $25 spark dollars once & I got me a balance board. Pretty cool when you win. I love the black & white pics they are so gorgeous & I think timeless. I believe we need more vintage pics. God bless you & enjoy the weekend! Dee

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REALTYGIRL18 1/21/2011 3:21PM

    Whooo...Hooooo!!! emoticon emoticon

Nice way to start the weekend!!


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    Congratulations! I am very happy for you.
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MAESTRAKARINE 1/21/2011 3:14PM


Good Spin today!!!
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Glad you are having a great day. I just emoticon your enthusiasm.



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SOOKIE 1/21/2011 3:11PM

    WooHoo! Awesome ... emoticon

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How is everyone doing? Happy Tuesday! emoticon

Well...I start my days healthy and excited then here comes the night when I feel like I'm starving. I attempt to not eat any unhealthy snacks...sometimes I don't and I suck on cough drops all emoticon

I'm not emotional eating. I'm not sure it's binging. I eat and do not feel full. Even after I wait. I don't know. But it's going to stop. I am out of yogurt is one of my problems.

Maybe my body is missing the daily dose of yogurt. I need to get to the store and purchase tons of it. lol I hate not getting my calories right each day. Yep...I'm getting more than enough calories! emoticon

I also have been skipping meals. I just am not hungry when I wake up and then I have other things I need to do. You know...a routine. lol Anyway, I'm going to pray and use Wisdom because I can't be going the opposite direction because I "think" I am still hungry. emoticon

Tonight I plan on having a baked sweet potato, spinach and a protein. I have some canned salmon and that may do well. That sweet potato will fill me up and then drink my tea and water will do the job. Sounds good to me. emoticon

I just had to put it in writing and plan to succeed and not fail. I don't want to go back and I will not go back. So many of us have started strong then we get turned around. But we will not be stopped. emoticon

Let's keep each other lifted up in prayer and in motivation. We can do all things Through Christ Who Strengthens us!!!

Have a Great Night!
Blessings and Love

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POCOHANTAZ 1/25/2011 7:53PM

    All EXCELLENT advise!!!

You need to eat a breakfast to jump start your calorie burn for the day my friend.

And going to bed a little hungry is not a bad thing causes your body to feed off your fat cells. You should wake up wanting breakfast. If you are eating something later and not wanting breakfast I think you are defeating the purpose.

Also make sure your body is not craving water.

I love ya girl!!! We can do this!!!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/21/2011 10:51AM

    Six small meals through out the day!
You need to force yourself to eat breakfast. It is the meal that "kick starts" your body for the day. By skipping breakfast you are throwing it all outta wack. Thus, the feeling of not feeling full later,when you do give your body the "fuel" it needs.

Start out small, like one of your (Greek) yogurts, or a Fiber bar. Then when you get in a routine, have a bit more.
Breakfast is really suppose to be the biggest meal we eat all day.
I read some where once:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper"
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Hugs and Blessings,

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DEBORAHKT 1/20/2011 11:22AM

    If you are not hungry when you wake up, it is because you ate too late the night before! (I know this because I have done this...) emoticon
But how to stop the late night eating? For me, the evening workouts offer more positive power than working out in the am.
It reminds me that I am an athelete... ha.. well, I feel like I am... anyway, after strength training, a protein shake feels me up and that seems to help curb the late night cravings for food...

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MAESTRAKARINE 1/19/2011 10:20PM

    Glad you put it in writing. It helps so much when we put it out there. Also, are you participating in the daily challenge? I'll tell you, I've been making some serious effort on meeting my fiber & protein goals. Really does the job filling me up. Also, I tend to be a night eater. So I save up a lot of my big calories for dinner. When I have a big & satisfying dinner, it seems to take the edge of my need to snack in the evening. Also, once I clean the kitchen after dinner, I don't go back in for anything except water. I also do my (read-the-Bible-in-a-year challenge) at night. When I'm in His word, I honestly don't think about food. But if I do, just having my Bible open makes it natural for me to stop reading & pray for it to pass. So far it's working.

Read some of my recent blogs & posts on the team. You might find some helpful hints. These are my discoveries along the way. The secret for me is staying connected. The biggest challenge for me is taking part in the team challenges. A lot of work & very time-consuming. But hey. I rather spend the time entering my stats into Spark instead of entering cookies into my mouth.

Hope some of this helps for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need a little extra support (or prayer power).


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PSALM34V7 1/19/2011 9:10AM

    I hear you with the night time munchies. They can be very difficult to overcome. I like to have an apple when I get them - it covers sweetness and have enough fiber to help fill me at that hour. Also, I find I get hungrier as I get tired. I have lately put a sincere effort towards going to bed earlier and it helps. I hope you get it sorted out. emoticon

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GMINYARD 1/19/2011 12:33AM

    I have this same problem. Sometimes I chew gum, eat celery in salsa (surprisingly good) or have popcorn. All low calorie snacks that really help me out. If I crave something sweet, I have jello. Hope it helps. I know you can keep moving forward!

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MSPROVERBS31 1/18/2011 9:21PM

    We will NOT STOP! That's right Ms. Deb, as we do all things through Christ who gives us strength...Strength to go to the store & buy more than enough yogurt...Strength to know that we are full...Strength to eat when we wake for fuel to get through the day...Strength to be all and have all that we need, when we need it, every day!

You are so special and the words that you write the words that you say in the goals to be met, will be! Praise the Lord & enjoy the sweet potato ...I think I'll have be one tonight, for it does fill ya up! LOL

Love ya & praying with ya!

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PRAYMOM 1/18/2011 8:59PM

    Hi Debie,

Another option would be to add some sort of a green salad to your evening meal or even as a snack a little later to give you a fuller feeling. I munch on pickles... there's one brand, I can't think right now, that doesn't add sugar to them. It kind of gives me the crunch I crave without the chips.

I'll send some prayers for fortitude!

Blessings and prayers,

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

My favorite breakfast food is oatmeal. This week I've been eating higher fiber oatmeal and been trying to chew my food the 32 times suggested. lol

I also eat a whole lot of yogurt and I can't even try to chew that. emoticon

So I guess I'll just eat these foods slow. I also eat the applesauce and lite pudding cups too. But no matter what...I'm not going to give up doing my part to reach each and every one of my health goals.

I've also been battling the night time hunger demon who is already defeated and I won't let go of my healthy lifestyle.

I had the best Friday morning ever and I am learning to enjoy morning workouts and the time spent with God and His Word is so fulfilling. I Love Jesus Soooo much!

Let's stay with it and not give up too soon. No matter what, we are making it and EVERYTHING is ALL-RIGHT!!!

It's GREAT to be ALIVE. I feel free and refreshed! emoticon

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CIERAPOET 1/16/2011 5:37PM

    Wow I love it! Thanks for all the ideas. I am blessed to have friends like you. Love you much!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/15/2011 11:58PM

    I add chopped natural almonds to my oatmeal, my yogurt, my pancakes, my salad!!!
You name it, I add them to it!
I LOVE the chewing sensation for sure!

Nothing wrong with night time snacking. Leave yourself the calories, make sure it is healthy and high in protein is good too! Low carb as well.

I have been enjoying a bedtime snack for over a year now! emoticon


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HEARTANDMUSIC 1/15/2011 9:22PM

    I'm beginning to love morning workouts too. It relatively quiet and peaceful early in the morning. : )

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/15/2011 9:18PM

    I chew my oatmeal sometimes - but I overcook everything - so sometimes it's more like an oatmeal patty :)

It's umm.. creative oatmeal. I still love it.

Congrats on all of your progress.

Rock this.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/15/2011 8:18PM

    I chew the toast but swallow the oatmeal. lol If you want to chew you got to have some eggs & bacon or turkey bacon. God bless & early morning workouts are the best!! Dee

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BROWNBEAR10 1/15/2011 5:40PM

  you swallow oatmeal

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run.

- Jenny Craig, diet guru

This statement is so very true. I have been asking myself if I still love me. I finally realize that...YES I DO!!!
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I have to Love me Who God Created in His image. No matter what I may think is a flaw He said it is not. He sees me Perfect. I have to learn how to see myself in that way and everyone else. No judgements on body parts. Just Beautiful and Handsome. Yes we ALL are. emoticon

I look in the mirror at myself daily and I see things that I don't like and wish they were different but at this point they are there for me to LOVE. I am Beautiful! Say it! Shout it! Don't let no one ever make you think anything different. We are Created by God for His Glory so that means we are Glorious. Think about it. Respect yourself. Love yourself. Enjoy yourself. emoticon

In order to love others we HAVE to LOVE ourselves first. There is no other option. Jenny Craig is right on point. When we Love ourselves we desire better for ourselves and that's what keeps on this journey.

I am so Happy that I have been made Fearfully and Wondrously in the Image of my Creator and Lord Jesus. What a Great Time to be Alive!!!


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SHERRYJVP 1/13/2011 7:25PM

    great post. I am feeling so sad though. I think I don't mind how I look therefore I am unmotivated to diet. that is NOT who I am. I also know that I should treat this body the best way I know how. and I don't. that is why I am sad.

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MELISSAALTMAN90 1/13/2011 6:18PM

    Im In love with me. This is a great post :)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The greater price of financial security

Money makes us do crazy things we never thought we would do. A great example of this is staying at a job you dislike or working outside the home when your heart is at home with your family. While money does provide opportunities and liberation from certain stresses in life, unhappiness has a greater price. Let money enrich an already abundant life, not define or run it. Can you reprioritize your life in a way that you are achieving both financial goals and also fulfilling your dreams? Live the kind of life that excites you to get out of bed in the morning, one of color and joy. If money comes, great. If not, rest assured, knowing that your life is not defined by what you make but what you already have. The best things in life are free.

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, and to be given a chance to create, are the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy

- Bette Davis, actress

I like this email from Spark and that's why I shared it. My thoughts exactly! Remember: You are NEVER too old to DREAM and fulfill it. With God's HELP You can do anything!!!

I also like to give a shout out to my nephew Quincy who turned a big 2 years old today!!! He has a niece who's 3. lol HAPPY BIRTHDAY Q. I LOVE YOU! YOU HAVE TURNED 2! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! lol
I know he will not read this but it makes me feel great!

P.S. I did morning exercise today and I feel great!!! I'm making progress! How about you?


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BABY_GIRL69 1/12/2011 3:18PM

    This is wonderful blog! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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CBARRETT10 1/11/2011 11:50PM

  Shout out to Q! Happy B-Day!!

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POCOHANTAZ 1/11/2011 7:58PM

    Love it and YOU!!!

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