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....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!


Member Since: 3/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,032

My Goals:
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)!!!


My Program:
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.



Personal Information:
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.


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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.




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  • v SHAKENMA
    Happy Monday.


    Today I am working on slowing down a bit. I tend to do too much at once. I hope you have a great day.


    I think I will dance for my exercise today….that makes me happy.

    Have a good one.

    “Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    Angela Mone

    1844 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
    Happy Monday!

    I'm out of work today. No exercising for me until Wednesday—having a little procedure done on Tuesday and I am off my blood thinner. Planning to rest and relax. I enjoyed my mother/daughter day. I rocked it Friday and Saturday...Sunday not so much. But today is a new day...fresh start.

    Here's a knock, knock for ya.

    Knock, knock!

    Who's there?
    Doris.

    Doris who?



    Doris is locked....that's why I'm knocking.

    HaHa!

    Let's rock it today!

    We can do it.

    Thanks for all your support.

    *****Sending Motivation and Positive thoughts***** your way.

    I love Sparking!




    1858 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
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  • v DOUBLEONINE
    Let the beauty of God's creation brighten up your heart with joy. Happy Easter!

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
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    1926 days ago
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