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HOW'S YOUR JOURNEY GOING? MINE'S GREAT!

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Just Checking in to see how everyone is doing. We are Halfway through another month. These Days Are Swiftly Moving Out The Way! emoticon

I've been having a pretty good month. Excellent workouts and body changes. Staying on point most of the time with my nutrition. Been eating a lot of black beans lately. emoticon Still eating BREAKFAST. And of course I'm sure that is playing a part in my Progress. emoticon

Today I walked 3 miles at a park I used to frequent over a year ago. I realized that my fitness level has increased because I wasn't winded the way I used to be previously. Plus I'm walking much faster. It was such an exhilarating experience. I even ran into a woman who remembered me and she complimented me on how much weight I've lost. That was so MOTIVATING! emoticon

This journey has taught me so many beneficial things. I've learned much from Spark and the many friends I have interacted with. I Do Appreciate You All! emoticon
I Say This Often Because I Think of You All Often and Am Motivated By You and Your Encouragement. I Couldn't Do This Without All of Your Support! emoticon

Well This is Short and to the Point...
Enjoy Your Wonderful Weekend! Do Something That Makes You Laugh Out Loud! emoticon

Many Blessings From Our Father Who Is More Than Enough To See You Through!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
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MSPROVERBS31 9/16/2011 7:59PM

    You are the absolute best!!!!
And isn't God something special...to send the lady to speak words to uplift you WOW
And only because it's true we Love you too! & thanks for my sparkgoodie it means a lot to me. And work is going good. Hard but good and i'm almost through with my probation period. So that's exciting. Plus God sends his angels of encouragement by every week to keep me going.
Exercise could use a push but hopefully i'm closer..
you are defiantly an inspiration to me.
So thank you Ms. DEB thank you!!!!

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LILSHINE 9/16/2011 2:14PM

    Great blog and inspiration. Congrats on a successful journey thus far. May you continue to reap the reward.

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STSCOTT11 9/16/2011 8:03AM

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Keep sparking!
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SUNSET09 9/16/2011 7:54AM

  Black beans are so good! Try the lentils and let us know your feelings on those! Thanx for sharing as it' in the journey, not the destination that we are restored and renewed! emoticon emoticon

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ROEBUNCH 9/16/2011 7:40AM

    emoticon thank you for the encouraging words!! I am still getting used to getting to all this site has to offer. Blogs is next on my list:)

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QUADCMOM 9/16/2011 7:22AM

    I'm happy your are enjoying your journey. I'm on the best journey of my life. I joined Sparkpeople on 3/1/08 and it has been life changing. I am able to do thing now that I could not do at 220 pounds (then). Thanks for asking and I wish you continued success.

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I REMEMBER 9/11...

Saturday, September 10, 2011



These MultiColored Roses Represents All the Lives Lost on that Day.

I Remember As If It was Yesterday Where I was And What I was doing.

I Worked At Cingular Wireless(Now AT&T) Around the Corner From My House in Tulsa Ok. I was a CSR and We Helped Customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia. My Customers Were Mainly In New Jersey. Just Before 9am...I don't remember any calls before that...I received a call from a male customer. He was distracted almost immediately and started talking about what he just heard over the television. He couldn't continue and the call was ended...(NO CELL SERVICE EITHER)

After confirmations we Realized the Horrible thing that had happened. THAT WAS THE ONLY CALL I HAD THAT ENTIRE WEEK. We went home and Many of Us Stayed in Front of the Television CRYING and Shaking OUR heads Wondering Why and HOW Did this Happen in The United States of America. We ARE One Nation Under God!

But We Do Understand That The Real Enemy is satan and he tried to destroy OUR SPIRITS. But We ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE
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It was so Hard for me and Many of My fellow Church Members Our Pastor Told us It was Enough...We needed to turn off the TV and focus. That was true. I turned to Prayer and Battling the Works of Darkness. I thank God that He is So Merciful to Us All.
This brought back All the Pain and Memory of The Oklahoma City Bombing for me too.

We As Americans Must Never Forget The Innocent Lives That Were Snatched Away. It Is Well With Our Souls Although We May Feel Sad. We Remember...But WE ARE STRONGER! Unity is a BOND! We should Never Let Something Like This Have to Bring This Country Together in Unity. We Are A Very Blessed Nation for a Reason. WE CARRY THE HEART OF THE FATHER.

So I want to Send God's Peace and Blessings to All of the Victim's Families and I GIVE MUCH HONOR TO ALL OF THE RESPONDERS!!! EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. emoticon

WE ARE ONE IN HIS SPIRIT WE ARE ONE IN HIS LOVE!


One of the Memorials.
New York...Pentagon...Pennsylvania...AMERICA! emoticon

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 9/11/2011 7:21PM

    I guess we will all remember that day, where we were and what we were doing forever...

Thank you for a beautiful blog.

Thank you for sharing.

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TONYA46 9/11/2011 12:06PM

    Yes, a day I will never forget.....We were burying my grandmother's only brother on that day......I was getting ready for the funeral that morning and my kids were like "mommie" an airplane just went through a building in New York, I ran to the TV and sat motionlessly with my mouth open and crying because I could not believe what was happening....and then I immediately began to panick because I had an older aunt (my other grandmother's) sister who resided in New York, just blocks from where it happened and "fortunately" she was visiting some of her friends in another state.

Every year it's like I relive what happened on that September 11, 2001 day, and because it was also 4 days before my 37th birthday.



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VISUALLYRICS 9/10/2011 7:24PM

    I will never forget 911.
Yes, we are one nation under God, and as long as we walk after Him in Spirit and in Truth, He promises to bless us.

I am so thankful for His Grace ~ Laura

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DSBRIDE 9/10/2011 6:25PM

    I love what you said and how you said it. I too remember that day very well. I live in CT only an hour from NYC and I remember getting a phone call telling me to turn on the TV when the first tower got hit and then watching live the second tower go down. To this day I can't help crying when I think of friends and aquaintances that lost their lives or were hurt that day. My daughter had been offered a job at a law firm there but just a few days before decided to take a Hartford, CT job instead. A decision that saved her life. It was a horrible, horrible thing that showed me how precious and fragile life is. Your words hit home with me and I thank you for taking the time to post this.

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HAPPY FRIDAY! 2ND DAY OF ANOTHER GREAT MONTH!

Friday, September 02, 2011

CREATE GREATNESS IN YOUR LIFE TODAY. THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE CREATED FOR. emoticon

Multiple Blessings Sent Your Way From Me On This Friday. May You Have Joy In Every Way and Happiness Throughout the Day May The Lord Surround Your Life With Favor Untold May His Love in Your Heart To Always Hold May You & Family Be Safe This Weekend Have Fun With Family & Friends And if Things Appear Too Much To Bear Remember That God Takes All of Your Care I'm Giving My Love Freely Every Day Holla@Jesus! It's A Happy Day! emoticon


I Also Want to Share This Recipe I found on Spark and Made it Thursday:Ingredients
SIMPLE WHITE CAKE OR CUPCAKES

Granulated Sugar, 1 cup
Margarine like spread, approximately 40% fat, .5 cup
Egg white, 2 large
Vanilla Extract, 2 tsp
Flour, white, 1.5 cup
Baking Powder, 1.75 tsp
Milk, nonfat, .5 cup



Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease and flour a cake pan or line muffin tin with papers. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and the margarine, Beat in the egg whites one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour into pan or cupcake liners.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes for a cake. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.
Makes 24 cupcakes.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRISTAH25.

I didn't put frosting on it either. emoticon
I used lowfat buttermilk.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 78.4
Total Fat: 1.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
Sodium: 81.3 mg
Total Carbs: 14.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 1.2 g

This is a great recipe that I will use again and it turned out GREAT! This is one of the best recipes I've found in a long time for a white cake and easy and taste really good. Try it!










  
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BABY_GIRL69 9/3/2011 5:06PM

    Yummy! I went to the grocery store last week & bought a slice of pound cake. Me & my grandson finally shared the last of it & then Shadow got the crumbs. It was still fresh & it keeps me from gobbling down the whole pound cake if I make or buy one. I also bought butter cookies at the store & ate 3 but the last one was thrown out. I need to eat smart & not starve. I appreciate the month of September but love when its March....lol

God bless & enjoy everyday!

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SOME INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW MONTH...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

KEEP THE FAITH AND NEVER GIVE UP WE ARE DOING THIS!




Whenever you experience challenges or doubt your ability to accomplish what God has called you to do, say this: I am who God says I am, I can do what He says I can do. I can have what He says I can have. Im a child of the Most High God. If He said it, it will surely come to pass! From T.D. Jakes Ministries/The Potters House emoticon




WE'RE IN THIS BOAT TOGETHER! NEVER FORGET IT!
LOVE YOU MUCH!
HOLLA@JESUS!
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BABY_GIRL69 9/5/2011 6:32PM

    LOVE IT!!! Thank you Sister Deb for sharing this wonderful news with us today!! You are a gift! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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SKUNKY4 9/3/2011 8:25AM

    I say "Amen". T.D.Jakes is a wise child of God! Thanks for sharing.

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NEWME0519 8/31/2011 10:29PM

    Amen!

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SHERRYJVP 8/31/2011 6:56PM

    love you too, sister.

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SHE-LION 8/31/2011 5:08PM

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WHAT IT DO SPARK FRIENDS? *L*

Monday, August 22, 2011

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LIFE IS GOLDEN! PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER!!! emoticon

I am so Happy to be Alive and Starting a New Week of Expectation. emoticon

Expect Great Results and Do your part and you will Get Great Results! emoticon

This has been a great month and I'm Expecting even MORE! God is Good and He Always Does His Part! emoticon

I'm Telling You emoticonDancing as Part of my Daily Cardio Has Changed My Life and My Body!

I'm going to measure and see just how many inches is gone. My clothes tells the story and I'm bout tired of pulling up pants. emoticon(Do Not Like Belts...NOW)

Eating plan is working better and I'm logging my food on Spark and in My own Journal. I've always had my own journal but Keeping it on Spark is so EYE OPENING! I'm Blessed to be able to do it. emoticon

I'm still Praying for EVERYONE"S Success and Daily Safety and Blessings from God. I believe in Prayer and He DOES Answer. I'm telling you...lol...After I prayed and GAVE HIM this journey again...CHANGES started that made me just stand with my mouth wide open. emoticon

Many Praises and Blessings for this GREAT Week! God's Blessings Upon All the Children and Adults that Started School or are Going to. Many Blessings Upon the TEACHERS and ADMINS and All in Authority over EDUCATION EVERYWHERE in this NATION! God Bless America and Bring Her BACK to the ROOTS! JESUS! In Jesus' Name! emoticon

HAVE A FUN WEEK!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
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*******Please Keep Israel Lifted Up in Prayer Because They are Getting DAILY Rockets Their Way and Many Lives Have BEEN LOST. WE are Admonished to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem in Psalm 122. You Also May Use Psalm 21(Prayer for Leaders) or 121 as a Prayer for Them. Prayer from the Heart/Spirit is Always Welcomed too. Thank You Ever so Much! emoticonGod Bless You Richly!

  
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VISUALLYRICS 8/24/2011 5:00PM

    emoticonsister for your prayers! I home school 4....appreciate prayer cover.

So Glad you have had a great week! Finishing Strong with you! emoticon

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PENNEYV 8/23/2011 10:43AM

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SKUNKY4 8/23/2011 8:16AM

    Thank you for the prayers. My DH is a teacher and 3 of my 4 children are teachers in waiting. (They are subbing but waiting on full time jobs!) Teachers can use all the prayers they can get.
Your blog gave me much peace, but of course isn't that what happens when God is in the mix?
Congrats on your exciting weight loss. I expect to hear more about your journey!
Blessings to you today!

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GODZDESIGN95 8/22/2011 11:11PM

    emoticonI can feel JOY jumping off this page.

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PEPPERCHILD 8/22/2011 10:33PM

    Loving it girlfriend....

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BABY_GIRL69 8/22/2011 9:01PM

    Thank you so much for this blog!! God bless Deb & enjoy everyday Sweets!

Dee

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PERSISTANT123 8/22/2011 7:48PM

    Thanks for the blog. It lifted me up and reminded me where my eyes should be.
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SHERRYJVP 8/22/2011 6:10PM

    awesome..you are always an inspiration in so many ways.

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NANA717 8/22/2011 4:30PM

    AMEN!! Sister!! AMEN! I'm happy to hear of your successes.

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