BABY_GIRL69's SparkPeople Blog BABY_GIRL69's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Enjoy It's Friday Sparkfam!! I don't just have taking a nice nap or watching the Hallmark Christmas special for the weekend. I got finishing up my workout and try to stay consistent. I want to lose another 20 pounds and that process begins with me reading articles and following through with intergrating the healthest version possible.... I pray all is well with you guys. I am doing well. <BR> <BR> God bless & be encouraged. <BR> <BR> Enjoy EVERYDAY! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:01:07 EST Chinese Massage Good Friday to you Sparkfam! <BR> <BR> I am doing well and I gained about 15lbs over the winter season. So now I'm back at being active and since the kids got me a massage certificate last year and I went, I thought I'd try it again. So I had a Chinese massage done. It was a weird experience because they don't tell you to wear a certain type of clothing so I just showed up. Let me tell you that I was bound up from the shoulders to my waist! I should had on a bra top and had a shirt over to u... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:35:25 EST Today It's ALL About Me..... <BR> <BR> I'm today's Motivational Sparkpage. So I don't mind if I do take a moment and get 2 10minute workouts in, jump rope and kickboxing..... <BR> <BR> WOOHOOO!!! This is an early birthday present and I gladly accept. I've only been nominated once before and I find it to truly be an honor. <BR> <BR> God bless, love, hugs & kisses. <BR> <BR> Dee Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:40:44 EST I Need to Get My Vitamin C <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God bless & enjoy everyday! <BR> <BR> Dee Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:34:01 EST Every One of Them...... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God bless & be encouraged. <BR> <BR> Dee Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:30:16 EST Listen to Your.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Pray that you take this Valentine's Day to listen to your heart and to do something for it on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> God bless & enjoy the journey. <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day to you all! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dee Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:18:39 EST My Dream Team in Fitness These are my go to guys when I need to get a workout in and do it rather quickly. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I wouldn't try Millionaire Hoy unless you have been training for a while, HE KICKS butt!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I love the Fitness Blender duo because they help trim my belly and thigh fat. Also, don't do there 1000 calorie burn o... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:35:58 EST We Fall but We Get Back Up....... <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:26:03 EST Happy Friday Sparkfam!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did 3 workouts for this week and feel great! Now I want to do more because I feel that I want to keep this flow flowing. I keep reading articles about being active. <BR> <BR> God bless & <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:43:09 EST So We Say Goodbye..... <img src=""> <BR> Is there ever a right time to say goodbye to a beloved pet? To let them go and put them out of their misery and try to move past it is some times too much. My little/BIG Shadow had to be put to sleep. I think I'm deluded myself when I think he just got sick suddenly. Since we moved from the city to the suburbs, he really hasn't been the same. He has loved being able to walk and see more people wal... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:37:44 EST Good Saturday. Feeling blue but satisfied. Desiring to run but pulling up the covers so naptime it is... <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> <BR> D Sat, 3 Sep 2016 15:52:45 EST Going Premium? So I saw that Sparkpeople now has a premium site. I wondered if anyone else would be interesting in joining? I also would've thought that for they might offer for a 1-month trial basis so at least we can see what's it about. Guess, I was wrong. Even though the current Spark has kept me going and changing things up & trying new things, I would pay a premium for the site they currently have. But its been free for so long. I used to pay $7.99 for other Spark thingy that had for a bout a year and... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:20:27 EST Hot Chicago <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here in Chicago and surrounding areas we are having a heat wave. So I'm going to go out and play in the water.... <BR> <BR> In other news, my 21st wedding anniversary is tomorrow..... WOW!! It's been tough and it's still tough but we still fighting. <BR> <BR> My going after my goal and I am losing weight and kinda maintaining. I have to eat as though my life depended on it. The battle of l... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:50:25 EST When Do I........ Good day Sparkfam! So the sweet giving me that I am gave hubby a nice relaxing neck and back massage. He and I both suffer from neck shoulders and back pain from years of lifting weights. I was very giving to do this because I do deep tissue massage but only for family members and friends. Now that my injuries are flaring up now I am training my hubs how to reciprocate this gesture. When I say this to him he eyes me suspiciously....... Why is that. Is this not fair I ask of you Sparkfam? Am I... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:26:41 EST What Happened To YOU????!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God bless & Love Sparkfam!!! <BR> <BR> Keep pushin it's so worth it!! <BR> <BR> Dee Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:59:42 EST How You Doin? Just sitting here contemplating quick ab & upper body workout wondering how everyone else is doin?! <BR> <BR> What are working out today or is it a rest day? <BR> <BR> Be safe, have fun & God bless, <BR> <BR> Dee <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:20:06 EST How Am I? I must say I am doing pretty well these days. Still not getting enough fiber & getting way way way too many carbs or sweets. I am doing more short burst of low/high impact walking kickboxing & jump rope. Hitting the weights but not too hard because of the injury to my shoulder. It pops from time to time but I still am trying to mend. I've probably lost 7lbs in the last 2 months. Not exactly what I want but hey I'll take it. I believe I am firming up. I did forget my belt today & my back side ... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:21:56 EST 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