1st wedding, in Maryland
2nd wedding, in Georgia
2008: I was SOOOO confident here. Proud of my accomplishments.
....and because GOD is the greatest power, we shall not be defeated!!!
After successfully losing 20 pounds in 2008 I was wearing smaller clothes and feeling VERY GOOD about me! Soon thereafter, God blessed me with a wonderful man (whom I've known for 2 years) and once we started dating, got engaged and then married (all within the last 11 months) I have been celebrating with fried chicken, potato salad and the like (he's a GREAT cook!). Now the clothes are getting too tight and the self esteem is dropping.
I KNOW that SparkPeople is what I need to get me back on the right path. No more 'counting points', but instead meeting REAL goals, exercising and documenting everything from what I ate today, to my current mood, to whether I ate in front of the TV today.
May the FORCE be with me, and also with you!
I would like to lose 20+ pounds before October (hubby and I plan a trip to Las Vegas near the end of the year).
I want to increase my cardio, add strength training to my weekly routine and walk 10,000 steps a day (every day)!!!
For cardio, I will utilize my Elliptical Trainer, Ultimate TaeBo (DVD), Tahitian Hip Hop (DVD), and the Treadmill at my Community Center.
I will use my home weights as well as the equipment at the center for strength training.
I purchased a BRAND NEW pedometer that not only counts my steps but also calories, and I will wear that daily to ensure I am tracking all the right "stuff".
Of course, SparkPeople will be a part of my daily routine with updates/tracking of nutrition and fitness.
I am originally from Georgia and moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University. I have family in the D.C. area so it was easy to adjust. After graduation, I remained in the area and have been here for almost 20 years (WOW). I love the area and hubby and I plan to stay here for at least 10 more years.
Favorite city: Chicago, IL. Haven't been to Las Vegas or California yet, but looking forward to visiting both in the very near future.
Want to go on a cruise soon and foreign locations I'd like to visit in the next 10 years include: Italy, Paris, Ireland, Africa and Australia.