BABY_GIRL69's SparkPeople Blog BABY_GIRL69's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling Good <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope you are counting your blessings and not your woes/problems or anxieties. I know I'm trying not too.... <BR> <BR> God bless & join me in doing 10min spark videos through the day... <BR> <BR> Dee Tue, 17 May 2016 15:58:29 EST Enjoy Everyday! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God bless & have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <BR> Dee Tue, 3 May 2016 18:05:31 EST Comments / Compliment??? Good day Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> I am actually doing well with my resting time. I needed it as my knees & back of my knee/calf having been giving me a few problems. Food hasn't been a huge issue but I need to do more than walking if I persist at my current level. I am looking a lot better and I hugely am very happy to share with people my journey of getting back to health & self. One problem though, I got a comment/compliment? maybe I am not sure of how to take it? Well there is this gentleman o... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:48:32 EST Guess What Day It Is? Yes, it's hump day & a sister girl, girlfriend hump around a little bit this morning with my in home personal trainer Millionaire Hoy. I love this guy!!! If only my knees would comply fall in line and love him too I would be at goal by Mother's Day. WOOHOO!! <BR> <BR> Where are you guys? Still losing, struggling or maintaining. No matter what, I can say I'm in all 3 categories. Every day I'm struggling & hustling to do better and meet my 30minutes workout goal. I do get a rest day and some t... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:02:40 EST Where Did the Week Go?! Good Saturday Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> Its been a long week for me. My conference started on monday & I started getting sick week before last. On top of all my coworker got sick & forced to stay home. Too late for me because I got it from her. I don't blame her at all because my grandson the youngest stays on me so it was a tag team effort! I was able to do/work both days of conference and sent home early Wednesday. I have been home the rest of the week so I just have a dry cough now with sweats.... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:05:54 EST No Valentine Day Sweetie?! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God bless & know that you have your loved ones you can spend time with.... This shouldn't be just on this day but everyday! <BR> <BR> God bless & give love everyday!! <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:36:31 EST Have a Great Tuesday! <img src=""> <BR> Had a wonderful Tuesday morning and praying that you guys did as well. I woke up surrounded by family and love. No early morning calls with bad news but only love prayers and support. So I am extremely thankful! Not to say, that we got a notice that our 18year old son has his license suspended for a ticket he received and didn't pay it but I count it all joy. We all know what could be on the other... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:03:11 EST Getting All Points..... Good Sunday Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> Today I am trying to get all my sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> God bless & enjoy everyday! <BR> <BR> Dee <BR> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:26:25 EST Fitbit Fanatic img=59219] <BR> <BR> So my darling daughter got me Fitbit Charger.... Because she loves me? NO!!! Because she knew I wanted a pedometer. I am not technical so I was baffled by this little thingy at first. Also, I love my watches but now I have to wear this stupid thing almost day & night because of it does....This thing does a few things like what time it is, logs how many steps taken (pedometer), how many calories burned & oh my favorite how many flights of steps taken. My most disappointi... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 19:25:55 EST Getting Back to the Basics Good Tuesday Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> I am just blogging that I am getting back to the basics.... So much has changed since my last blogged but I'm keeping it moving.... <BR> <BR> I pray you are all well & I have missed you all. I still Spark but found that I don't really have to time to get to be more personal due to time constraints. <BR> <BR> God bless & be encouraged! <BR> <BR> Dee <em>9</em> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:40:53 EST Am I in a Good Place.... Happy hump day Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did fitnessblender workout which was a 5 I am uncomfortable but I am able to work walk & drive. They hiit me where it hurts. If you are looking for a husband-wife duo that can be mild mannered but also make it hurt (in a good way that is) but you want they got <BR> <BR> I am hoping all is well with each of you guys. I have been MIA from the blog... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:06:30 EST Happy New Year Sparkfam!! Love you..... <img src=""> <BR> So this is a time to reflect be nostalgic and reminisce about the past year & even past that.... So this site is about health & fitness but somehow it has evolved into something so much more. Beyond my thought process and I am so grateful. I have really lapsed this year and let financial woes, relationship set backs and just "stuff" to overwhelm me to the point I haven't worked out like I normally do. I know with age co... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:43:51 EST Hunk of Chunk... Had a good day till dinner time then ate a good serving of stuffing...ugh. So I wonder is everyone having their own "moment/moments?" <BR> <BR> God bless & be encouraged! <BR> <BR> Dee Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:47:22 EST Merry Christmas! God bless you & keep you... <BR> <BR> Remembering Jesus is the reason for the season.. <BR> Love peace & joy..... <BR> <BR> Dee Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:54:42 EST Happy Thanksgiving Sparkfam!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hoping & praying you all have a blessed & wonderful Thanksgiving! Didn't feel like cooking until just now so I will be running here & there to get my items.... <BR> <BR> What are you doing that is special this year? Me just me & my family eating dinner, playing games & spending time together....yummy <BR> <BR> God bless & Love, <BR> <BR> Dee Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:50:21 EST Happy Friday.... <img src=""> <BR> Got a good workout in yesterday. Hoping to get one in tomorrow. <BR> Dance dance dance....... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Friday! <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> <BR> Dee <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:21:06 EST I'm Hungry.... For Sparkpoints that <BR> <BR> Actually trying to reel myself in from weekend eating, I did alright on Saturday & Sunday but yesterday I ate quite a few rib here goes... <BR> <BR> breakfast: bowl of cereal <BR> Lunch: vanilla oreo cookies with milk, spaghetti & slice of bread & salad <BR> Snack: vanilla oreo cookies with milk & yogurt <BR> Dinner: left over bbq I think or pb&j <BR> After: banana strawberries <BR> <img src=" Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:35:33 EST Hello September! Good Day Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> As summer rounds out and the fall vastly approaching time to take some challenges to keep being healthy a focus. <BR> <BR> What's your plan?! <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> <BR> Dee Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:23:25 EST A Day at the Beach... Good Thursday Sparkfam! Waking up early since my grand babies spent the night over. We are having a ball just spending time together. We went to the beach yesterday & I am not one who takes the bus with 2 little ones. My oldest grandson found a friend as he always does to play tag & splash with. My grand baby the youngest is sipping the water which is disgusting! Funny too he is also 30lbs and I had to tear him away in tears screaming trying to console him with nursery rhymes... we had a ball... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:39 EST Happy Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday Sparkfam!! Enjoying a restful Sunday praying for calmness in my everything. I am a person who loves to take care of others but I am focusing on myself. Some times we need to be selfish. Like a flight attendant once said, we must put on our own life preserver before we put on that of our children. Who will take care of your children should you drown. So please take care of you today. Then we could use ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:29:22 EST What exercise do you love & Why? Good afternoon Sparkfam! Just sitting here waiting on 5:30 but I also wanted to Spark before I left. I need your help in finding different ways to find fitness. I do move around walking at work all the time trying to take the stairs but I also have become complacent. I want to share a few of my favorite workouts. <BR> <BR> Here are my favs and why? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> There is no equipment needed and you can swing all day long at the a... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:09:56 EST Do You Know What 2day is? Good DaySparkfam! <BR> <BR> Today is the day I celebrate 19 years of marriage with hubby of course. It has not been without blood sweat agony & pain. Most like weight loss. BUT there has been joy happiness & tenderness & a bond so deep we still together. Oh our actual day is the 22nd but it's tough to celebrate on the week day & let me tell you we tried only to realize we are no longer teeny boppers. We had loads of fun..... tonight dinner & a movie & just spending time enjoying each others ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:50:54 EST Feet Don't Fail Me Now.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trying to downsize my workout where I am not killing myself to burn calories that I shouldn't be eating in the first place. So I have been very mindful of what I am eating & how much. TOM can be something else but once the crave is over, I have to cram fruits & veggies down my throat to get as far as I can away from fries hot wings cheese stick oh & shakes...thick shakes from White Castle that I can't possible hav... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:35:38 EST Do the Friday Dance.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Friday Sparkfam!! <BR> <BR> It's Friday do you know how you are going to treat your weekend?? I hope you think carefully but find time to relax after all your errands are ran.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I thought I was going to the vet tomorrow but Shadow has miraculously recovered.. WOOHOO!!! Now hubs wants me to go on the road again in our big rig.... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:10:29 EST Happy Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well just reading a few blogs to get myself motivated. Yesterday I was supposed to get myself a workout but getting my son to the train, touching a few gray hairs & then phone conference lasted a little longer than expected. Tried to get my butt in gear this morning but hubby was just in the way, love me, hug me, look at what I can do and just physically I couldn't get motivated to get my butt in gear. Got my mind ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:47:52 EST Happy Days ....... <img src=""> <BR> Yes it's Monday again and I look forward to it as soon as it gets around 2pm that means it almost over....WOOOHOOO!!! Mondays are so hard but I am ever so thankful for being around for another one... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So now I've got to get my butt in gear and get in a workout, get my son to the train and then get on the phone for a conference call ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:29:21 EST Happy Father's Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To all my loving supportive father's here on Sparkpeople & beyond, I pray you all have a wonderful Father's Day! I know the road is not easy as I share my load as a mother but we are right here with you guys. <BR> <BR> Love always & God bless & keep you all! <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:31:21 EST Happy Administrative Assistant Day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Administrative Assistant Day! Although I am not an admin I still am counted as a valued member of our organization. So for you guys do as admins I salute you! I actually am not in the mood for cookies but the bouquet is so beautiful I can't bring myself to eat it....... So it will sit on my desk for the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> Today, I got in some walking but not enough, I did 15mins of Insanity (my fir... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:51:10 EST Happy Easter Sunday! What a joyous Resurrection Easter Sunday! He continues to bless & keep each of us. His Son Jesus our Savior died the sins of the world, hallelujah to God be the glory! <BR> <BR> Pray God continues to reach, bless & keep each one of you, <BR> <BR> Dee Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:59:56 EST Happy Monday!!! <img src=""> <BR> I was really feeling like this this morning. After a great birthday weekend with bowling & good food and family time, I chipped a tooth. If anybody has every had one, you know that if the chip part is by your tongue, well let me just say, soft foods are preferable. lol I made it to work but I was really dragging. On my way, I stopped grabbed a breakfast sandwich, drop $$ off at bank & then got gas. Got on e-way, even w... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:51:12 EST Please Share Healthier Treats Suggestions <img src=""> <BR> Good Day Sparkfam!! It's a beautiful day here in Chicago which made it equally hard to come to work.... I made it in and a few minutes to spare but I want to get here an hour earlier so that I can leave earlier. We have moved and it's just make my evening commute the worst!! I am grateful & SOOO blessed beyond measure to have this job!! They are so versatile and this is my dream job without the dream salary. It's either... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:05:58 EST God is Good! So I haven't posted in a while even though I Spark almost everyday. I just have been trying to listen and be quiet. A leader of my church group said I speak my mind too much, that is because for so long I have had others shove their brand of thinking down my throat that at a certain point I have to get my point across as well..... <BR> <BR> Well, my 1999 Ford Expedition has been acting up but I have been doing everything but giving her mouth to mouth resuscitation!!! lol Yeah, its that ser... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:13:03 EST Counting.... My blessings that is... Are you? <BR> <BR> Have you? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not days to Christmas..... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are His children rich...believe <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So when you are opening Christmas gifts don't worry how much this or that costs? Or whether there was much thought and be grat... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:36:19 EST Happy 1st of December <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sonday Sparkfam! Just sitting here sparking & thinking of how grateful I am to be here in the land of the living. I think of what today means to me, it's World's AIDS Day, it's the day my mothers died 16 years ago and it's also my hubby's birthday today. So we actually celebrated my hubby's bday last night with pizza, popcorn, boneless wings & bbq wings, oh and cup cakes. My oldest grandson just had a ball!! H... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:52:03 EST Weird So Happy Sunday Sparkfam! It's been a beautiful day here in Chicago, I am in a class at church called Leadership and it's going well. My last class the teacher told me that in a kinda kind way, "that I speak my mind?" Which is kind of weird cause I hold a lot back. I probably over share in blogs or papers What's weird is that it hurt my feelings because I when I speak, I'm not outing other people, I'm speaking on myself....Any thoughts? I NEED YOUR HELP! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, my gran... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:25:31 EST This is the day..... This is the day that the Lord has made Sparkfam rejoice & be glad in it!!!! I have been up since the dog needed to go outside. Everybody played forgetful & now I am paying the price. It's now time for me to start getting ready for church. I am praying for energy but I know service will be very uplifting and I will receive what I need to be a help to those whom I come in contact with. <BR> <BR> Had cookies while I sparked then had a banana and roasted sunflower seed kernels. I didn't eat the ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 08:12:50 EST Eat Some Now...... Or if you eat it all you WILL pay for it later. So I am preparing my body for the winter this is the best time for me mentally & physically to lose weight & tone up. During the summer there is too much running around and those are my lazy days. Well my lazy days have paid off, I got a thicker thigh, I got misshaped hips and my jeans don't fit. What does that tell me, I should kept busy moving and shaking which I did a little but having a new born grand baby didn't help. Since I am the primary... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:16:46 EST Physicians Assistant...... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I read this and found it to be like the old saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." So I say be the best physicians assistant that you can be for your temple/body that you can. I believe God is my physician & everything that I need in life. So by pass some of the treats try to walk a little every day & when you can make it a 30mins cardio fest. <BR> <img src=" Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:24:26 EST O Happy Day.... Good Day Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> It's a gorgeous day here in Chicago, my perfect nap day but I ain't got "no" time for It's been such a busy few weeks that the summer got away before we had a chance to do vacation. Oh well, we will have to try to piece our schedules together to make something happen. Since both my sons the older one junior in College & the younger a junior in high school. My daughter is working major over time so hopefully we will be able to break free for at least ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 17:40:58 EST To Eating Better Good Sunday Sparkfam! Its a beautiful day here in Chicago 80s today & we just got a nice misting. I know in the south you can fry an egg but cooler temps are on the way believe that. So I'm trying to add some healthier foods & snacks since I've been a picky eater since I can remember. So hubs likes the wonderful salad creations so I tried my first almonds on purpose. They also had cranraisins in it too. Its like eating slithers of cardboard with canraisins. So broccoli check almonds check but... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 20:49:52 EST Dislocated.....ugh! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This picture is disturbing but this is what happened to my son yesterday. He walked out and said he was going to play ball, I started to tell him don't go but they all think I watch too much news and that I am a hoover mother. For those of you who don't know what that is, that is a mom who doesn't let go of her kids. I just want them to be aware of how fragile the human body is and that they have sometimes chill at... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 21:19:02 EST Happy Monday!!! Good Monday Sparkfam! It has been a minute but I am always trying to make sure I hit you guys with a goody or comment on your page or blogs. I have been so busy with my little pooda scooda freshin fruita (grandbaby slang). lol He is such a joy and his little puppy brodder is such a big boy & tries to help whenever he can......I took a staycation to help my daughter & SIL with the babies while their daycare provider closed 2weeks. I just couldn't let little Camden stay with someone else who m... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:14:10 EST So Sad.... Good Monday Sparkfam!! It was truly a gorgeous weekend I mean the weather was nice and the Spurs won & I was with my brand new grandson Camden Emmanuel.....I'm so in love with that little anxious angel....I mean he is always fidgeting....He is almost crawling....I'm serious I'm not just being one of "those PROUD grandparents!" lmbo <BR> <BR> So let me show you why I am so sad.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Meet Coco Chanel she was born Sep... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:31:45 EST The Spark Solution Good Monday Sparkfam, I have been reading the Spark Solutions for the last week an there are a few things I would like to share with you all. I actually ordered the book because I wanted to reach out and try something new. What I was doing currently for myself wasn't working for me like it once was so I needed something new. I saw that just flipping through the pages that my desire to try to erase past bad habits and start anew surface. I have seen my waist coming back to me which I forgot w... Mon, 20 May 2013 22:49:10 EST Happy Friday!!! <img src=""> <BR> This is my grand baby with his picture taken Yes, I am having a blessed & happy Friday & pray you are too......He is actually 8days old today & he has 2 sets of grand parents and one is being a little bit overbearing... Any suggestions on that? Oh did I say that the overbearing grandparents are not <BR> <BR> Today, I am doing my hard exam on watching every bite of food that enters my mouth. It... Fri, 17 May 2013 14:30:05 EST Happy Day Sparkfam!! I just want to say "thank you guys" for commenting on my birthday today! I am so psyched but that is how I am on everybody's birthday. Today is Thursday and I didn't start off with a workout cause everybody kept sending me texts and called me. I hate to sound like I didn't enjoy the attention because I truly did and still do. So thank you all so much!!! I am really so happy right now. <BR> <BR> Today quite a few years ago a child was born and is now a grown lady. She has been fortunate enoug... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:10:01 EST Happy Thursday Good Thursday! <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful day with hubs and a great 75min workout! We went out to breakfast and I don't know if it was the workout but the eggs & hash browns were horrible! YUK!! We paid $32 tip included for my horrible breakfast & hubs really like his his.... So unfair but we enjoyed each others company. Some times when you've been together as long as we have been having a good time outweighs the weak breafkast. We laughed and joked about it and I wasn't even rude to the wait... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:35:28 EST Happy Thursday.... Good Thursday Sparkfam! What a gorgeous day it has turned out to be! The news said 17degrees but it is now about 40degrees. I pray you are all having a beautiful Spring day, I am. I got a nice and easy (or so I thought) workout in now I am in knots. So I need to do a quick cardio segment followed by a nice yoga stretch.... <BR> <BR> So many things are happening and pretty fast as you know life is like that some times. My daughter is going to having my 2nd grandchild in May, I will be opening... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:43:31 EST Snow Day.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Tuesday Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> It's a snowy afternoon here in Chicago so I got to go home early. I am sitting here watching one of my favorite feel good movies "Fried Green Tomatoes," it always take me back to some of my hot summers in Alabama. It sure would be okay to have some of the warmth here now to melt some of the snow.....UGH! <BR> <BR> Driving home wasn't bad but I don't want to think about tomorrow ... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:06:01 EST I Cheated BIG TIME! Good Sunday Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> I know the title maybe a little exaggerated but what I meant was that I didn't cook dinner today. I know I misled you a little bit but I made this chicken piccata from the frozen section from Walmart. I also made rice to go along with. Hubs & my son both asked for seconds. It was only a little over $6 but I think it was great because they had extras. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I guess tomorrow ... 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