FEMISLIM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FEMISLIM FEMISLIM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ In My Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617485 I now realize that the key to weight loss is my mind. Once I am in tune with my mind, things move on great. Being determined, focused and diligent is so important on this journey. I am experiencing amazing results and am so totally proud of myself. I feel so great. Let's go dear friends we can do it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1578444826.jpg"> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 02:54:49 EST Super January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612541 January is gone but left great results behind for me. In all, I lost 8.2lbs in January. This so great. I am totally proud of me. I have a goal to lose 5 more pounds by Valentine's Day. By God's grace, I will meet my goal. <BR> We can do this!!!! <BR> <BR> 8lbs is alot!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696243988.jpg"> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:13:55 EST .... And Then, There Were 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598883 That I am losing weight is no news. What is new is that I have crossed the 70 lbs loss line. I am super excited. From 253 to 182lbs is totally great. My target weight is 165. Actually, it used to be 170. Well, 18 more to go. God is totally awesome!!!!! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:30:02 EST Broken Vow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591081 I vowed not up weigh till February 1st. This morning, I broke my vow. Brought the scale out and was 6lbs down !! <BR> <BR> God is totally Awesome!!!!! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:35:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590519 This is just to say hi to all my friends. <BR> Hope you all are doing great and keeping to your target goals. <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> It is well with you all!!!! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:25:10 EST Going Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581266 I am doing great. Everything looks positive. I bless the Lord for the gift of today and my ability to make the best of it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894134458.jpg"> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:39:05 EST Crossover Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578387 Last night was great. I attended the Crossover Service at my church and it was amazingly great!!! It was a wonderful way to start the year. What could be better than seeking his face along with praise and worship to usher in a new year. Seeing 2014 is a gift. Some people wanted to but lost their lives at the last minute. I lost an uncle, a very dear one, on the 26th of December. Life is so transient and getting closer to my Maker is what I plan to do this year. Actually, it is the onl... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:39:44 EST Self-Discovery Retreat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576027 Many of my friends have made plans for the new year. Resolutions have been made and excitement is in the air. My plan is to start the year by going on a journey to self-discovery. This is a spiritual journey and there would be no place for dieting. I plan to focus on my relationship with my God for the first 3- days of the year. I will wait upon Him, seek His face, and hear what He wants me to do in 2014. <BR> I will still post here blogs but do away with the scale and other things that ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:03:48 EST Christmas Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572222 I had fun yesterday. I started with a 10k walk and then stayed indoors eating and eating. I ate everything on the table. Yes, I ate but tried not to overfill my tummy. I woke up this morning motivated to Go On. I am presently doing an hour on my Sationary bike, and who knows what the evenings would bring. <BR> I am so looking to the 2014miles in 2014 challenge for the Spark Activity Tracker owners. <BR> I sure believe that, if the Lord tarries, 2014 is going to be an exciting year. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:43:24 EST I Slipped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568566 For the past three days, actually since I came back from my trip, I have slipped from my healthy eating. Due to the pain and medication, I gave myself the excuse to eat just anything. Well, I will be traveling again tomorrow and don't want my excuses to become permanent. So, I am back on track today. Making little changes to achieve my goals. <BR> I can do this!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786523711.jpg"> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:04:46 EST Exercise is Key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567829 When your body is used to exercise, it could be the solution to many things when they go wrong. My few days of pain have shown that, no matter how I feel, moving my body gets me to a better condition. With my knee hurting, I made sure to at least move it a little bit and it helped. <BR> Dear friends, don't ever give up moving your body. I doesn't have to be hard activities, simply taking a few steps does a lot. It is only the dead that should be Stiff. <BR> Let's move our bodies!!!!! <... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:46:04 EST Going to Venus in 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566784 In 2013, I joined a group called Moonjoggers. I actually joined because another friend on Sparkpeople posted about it. The group decided to get to the Moon and back, WE DID. I committed to walking / jogging 2013miles in the year 2013. I am happy to report that as at today, I am at almost 2,100miles. <BR> In 2014, Moonjoggers are on a mission to Venus. It is called Voyage to Venus V2V. Read about it in the link below and join us. It is real fun. <BR> <BR> http://www.prweb.com/releases/... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:04:15 EST Back Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565687 Dear friends, thanks so much for your care and kind words. I got home early yesterday to the glory of God. I have a swollen knee that is VERY painful. I didn't notice it until I tried getting out of the car when I arrived at home. I believe it is due to seating for a long time in a cramped airplane. It doesn't hurt when it is stretched out but when it is folded, getting it straightened causes a lot of pain. I can't go to work today. I am taking some pain reliever and keeping it straigh... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:51 EST Stranded at the Airport http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564663 The time is 3:48am. I have been here since 9:50pm. I am stranded at the airport. The weather lead to delayed flight at Cleveland, missing my connecting flight at Minneapolis, redirected to San Francisco and now stranded at the airport. <BR> I am tired, my head aches, my tummy hurts, my eyes are bloodshot, I need to get home!!!! <BR> You know what, in all these, I am counting my blessings and giving thanks to God. it could be worse. <BR> I got in over 20,000 steps at the airport. Somethi... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 06:56:25 EST Staying Healthy on the Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563835 I am in Cleveland, Ohio to facilitate a Leadership training program. I had prepared myself before leaving. I packed my oatmeal, fish, fruits, and nuts. I don't want to stop eating healthy because I am not at home. I will be traveling again next week, so I needed to have a working plan. <BR> It is so cold here, can't wait to get back to California. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:30:43 EST So Cool in Sub Zero http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561903 I live in California so winter is usually mild. Well, this year is proving to be contrary. We've been having some sub- zero experiences and I am not finding this funny, at all!!! So, what did I do? <BR> Yesterday, during my prep time, I locked myself up in the class, turned on my iPad and did some 45minutes of Body Gospel. By the time I finished, I was sweating. I had to step outside for some minutes to cool down. Needless to say, I was warm for a long time after. <BR> Working out is s... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:01:53 EST The Right Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559098 Waking up this morning, I had a full realization that I made the absolutely right decision to go on my healthy eating before christmas program. I feel so totally good with myself. I am so, so full of life and energetic. Life is beautiful because my God is good!!!! <BR> Have a most blessed weekend Friends!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266983208.jpg"> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 12:49:19 EST Weight Loss, Sodium, and I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557613 This morning, I woke up to another 1.6lbs loss. I was puzzled, so I weighed on another scale and got similar result. I sat down and pondered at what is happening. This is the first time ever that I will experience such a dramatic change in my weight. This must be what is called water weight. Well, this is the first time it is coming out of my body. <BR> I traced what could be happening and my conclusion was that it must be the reduction of Sodium in my food. Taking mostly fruits and Veg... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:46:06 EST Things Are Getting Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556607 I made the decision to eat healthy before Christmas and I am already reaping the benefit. With 1lb down already, things can only get better. I have always read about getting all your daily nutrients in on simple foods but this is my first REAl experience. Eating just fruits,veggies, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, eggs, and fish. I am meeting all my nutrients and feeling so great!!! <BR> I have no idea where this is leading me but one thing I am sure of is that I am not going back to the starting p... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 08:31:39 EST I Can Do ALL Things...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553931 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. (Psalm 130:5 NIV) <BR> <BR> His words assure me that I can do ALL things by His strength, not mine. <BR> <BR> Welcome, to December my month of FAST TRACK in all things. <BR> <BR> Woo Hoo!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1996269574.jpg"> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 07:54:50 EST Healthy by Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553781 This is a great time for temptation. In every aspect, from shopping and buying what you don't need, just because they come at a cheaper price, to overeating because of the festivity mood and cold weather. This year, I have promised myself not to fall into any of the traps. So, here is my plan for a healthy state by Christmas. <BR> Abandon meat, I.e. Chicken, turkey, beef, etc. Eat majorly fruits and vegetables. Get my protein mainly from fish and eggs. Make oatmeal my companion for the ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:01:09 EST Sparking into Africa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550853 I am an African and the peculiarities of my culture, foods, and environment aids obesity. In some cultures, a skinny lady is considered unfit for marriage. There are so many parts of my culture that sets us up for a life of obesity. To the glory of The Lord, I am out of that classification. My target is to get out of being "Overweight" in 2014. This morning, I set up a Spark group for my "People". I believe lives will be touched in 2014. I am so, so excited and pray for positive respo... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:01:02 EST I Am an Addict.... Help!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548958 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1030192820.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1294433959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am an addict. Yes, I am. I am addicted to my new, well, not so new now, way of life. Yes, totally addicted. My mind is always on formulating and discovering new ways of keeping fit. It feels so good that I can't believe this is me doing all these!! My addiction is aided by my gadgets, another addiction.... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 09:50:31 EST Back on the Block!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532677 Dear friends, <BR> I am happy to let you know that I have lost all the previously added 8lbs and some more. For the first time in a long while my activity ticker moved. In the month of October, I lost about 9lbs!!!!! So, I am moving ahead. Not relenting. <BR> I will definitely reach my end-of-year-goal, by HIS GRACE!!!!! <BR> Woo Hoo!!!! Tue, 5 Nov 2013 08:11:17 EST 2lbs Down and the Truth. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507684 I blog and post about my losses but never about my gaining. Well, all that is about to stop. I am a highly motivated person but when I slip, I tend to overlook it. This is stopping from this moment. I posted that I lost 2lbs this week. I am happy about it . What I have not disclosed is that I added over 8lbs within the past 9weeks. I have been yo-yoing these past few weeks. No more of that. I am back in focus and moving strong. <BR> I can do this. Just a few more lbs to my goal.. ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 07:36:23 EST The Spark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489784 Okay, I am excited. You know I am a "Techy" and any thing that is technologically related to achieving my goals is always a source of excitement for me. I received this email about the new Spark Activity Tracker and I was so thrilled. I am also very proud to be associated with this forward looking organization. SparkPeople, you are the best!!!!! <BR> So move along FitBit, enter the Spark!! <BR> If you haven't looked it up, here is the link: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkactivitytracker.com/... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:26:07 EST My Realization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488194 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. (Romans 9:16 NKJV) <BR> <BR> I surrender all!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1808376079.jpg"> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:34:05 EST Half M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458560 This is to report that I made my half Marathon yesterday. It was tough, I was slow but, i made it. <em>244</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:28:51 EST Another 2 Gone!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453517 Yes, I met my goal. Weighed In at 2lbs down yesterday. I am so happy to achieve this result. Since I set my new goals and became more focused, I have really been doing good. I am challenged and motivated to move closer to my ultimate goal. Yes, I can do it. <BR> I am working towards my half Marathon on Saturday. Pray along with me Dear Friends. <BR> Love you all and I thank you for always bring here for me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177244461.jpg"... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:10:16 EST Just the 8th!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450439 <BR> How are you doing Dear Friends? It has being such a long time. I am doing good now although sometime in July, I had so much going on. I am on top of things and even recorded a 2lb loss last week. <BR> I am happy to report that my goal of not eating after 6pm was successful in July and is now part of my system. I DO NOT EAT AFTER 6pm, daily. This is the norm though I have had 2 Saturdays when I attended parties so ate, in moderation, beyond 6pm. <BR> Yesterday, I got a comment on... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:12:29 EST Great So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410024 I am doing great with my July challenge especially not eating after 6pm. I feel real great in the morning. My system clears up and I feel light. I sure pray to be able to make this a lifetime way of living. I stay very much within my calorie limit and have nothing to feel guilty about since I don't do late night eating. I am happy!!!!! Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:21:54 EST My July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406723 So June has come to an end and tomorrow, by God's special grace, I will officially begin my July Challenge. I am itemizing my challenge below: <BR> 1. Stop eating by 6pm daily ( plan on making this a lifelong habit). <BR> 2. Have 2 days of only Fruits and Veggies, weekly. <BR> 3. Lose at least 5lbs <BR> 4. Take one day at a time <BR> 5. Remain positive and not lose focus irrespective of issue that might crop up. <BR> 6. Commit my plans, daily, to the Lord in prayer. <BR> <BR> July is my mo... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:16:22 EST Two-Day Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405378 I have been able to keep my no eating after 6pm challenge for 2 days. I decided to "Test run" my plan before July 1st. It is going to be tough. Yes, I successfully stopped eating after 6pm. I had the reminder set up on all my electronic gadgets. Like every other thing, my conclusion is that I will have to take it one day at a time and not worry about how the next day would be. Not going to bed early makes it so difficult!!! <BR> Well, that is why is it called a challenge, right? I w... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:32:26 EST Stop At 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403989 <BR> I am doing good so have decided to move on to a higher level. I am about to take up a new challenge; not eating after 6pm. Yes, it has being in my thought for some time and I had actually tried it sometime back but lost interest after a while. <BR> I have discovered that my eating habits are excellent until late at night when I am studying or doing some other things. At this period of the day, nibbling goes haywires!!! Everyone knows that when you are up late at night, either study... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:43:40 EST Birthday Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388364 It's my birthday and I started it with a 10K. <BR> My crew gave me a lovely gift of "Fast Feet". <BR> This is a symbol of ability to MOVE. It sure has being a fun day. <BR> My friends were surprised that I decided to do a 10K today. <BR> Well, I told them it was my gift to me. <BR> No better one could I have given myself. <BR> Looking to a more fulfilling year by His grace. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458286670.jpg"> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:28:20 EST Half M http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374828 I went, I saw, and I conquered!!! <BR> Yes, I did <BR> You know, it all started as a joke. I took up the challenge and here I am. <BR> Life is all about challenges. We only excel as far as we can take up challenges when they come up. <BR> I have a "Lil Sis" here. I recall that sometime last summer; I told her I wanted to do a 5K by this summer. <BR> At that point in time, I was just learning to walk. Yes, learn to walk. I could barely walk 1,000ft without heavy breathe. Here I am today ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 16:59:43 EST Fruits of the Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365885 In all things I do, putting God first is imperative. So in my weaknesses I hold on strong to Him. One Fruit of the Spirit that I am really working on is Self-control. I believe it is what I need to a achieve my goals and I am so focusing on it. God helping me I will be able to have more control over self. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l547028682.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196256091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 23 May 2013 16:48:06 EST Good Day to Start the Spark Solution Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355625 Today is bright and sunny in Sacramento. I am generally taking things easy. It is the first day of the Spark Solution Challenge to eat right and move more. I am not following the prescribed menu because the menu is different from what I eat. However, I love the idea of NEAT because that is what has been helping me lose weight. The Spark Solution is a great book. I have just started it but just like the original Spark book, it is most helpful. <BR> I am posting this while walking-in-pl... Mon, 13 May 2013 21:10:19 EST Mom on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354333 Happy Mother's Day beautiful SparkMothers. I am so proud to be counted among you all. Today has been so beautiful and fulfilling, with all the love that has been shown. I spoke to my Mom, who is several tens of thousands away across the Atlantic. I feel so blessed!!!!! <BR> I have to report my progress for the past week. <BR> I was a good girl. <BR> I lost a total of 2.4lbs. I am so grateful to The Lord for His enablement and you dear friends for your continued support. I m now 186lbs... Sun, 12 May 2013 19:55:49 EST Taking the PE Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352297 On Monday, I took up the challenge to work for two days as a High School PE Teacher. Yesterday was my first day and I told a dear Fitbit/Spark-friend that I was going to see if being a PE teacher would make much difference on my steps tally for the day. <BR> Well, as expected, it was a very hectic day; physically and mentally. Working with high school kids was enough challenge on its own. I made sure to participate in all 5-Period's Warm Ups. I was also very active on the field playing ... Fri, 10 May 2013 15:24:45 EST Being a Great Mother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349041 I looked at myself today and concluded that I am a good mother. As a single parent of three, I try my best o give the best that I can for my Children. I am raising them to be grounded physically, educationally, socially, and spiritually. My healthy living journey is a major lesson for them. Now they are becoming so health conscious and I know that they won't go through the rough journey that I have had to go through in life. I am so proud of me. To God be the glory!!!! <BR> <BR> <img ... Tue, 7 May 2013 20:22:34 EST 1 lb Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346847 I am so happy to report a lb- loss at my weigh-in this morning. This is the beginning of a new week with new hopes. Let's keep hope alive and moving. <BR> Live you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243400409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291503830.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417136336.jpg"> Mon, 6 May 2013 00:12:35 EST I Did http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345473 Dear Sparkfriends, thanks so much for your continued support. As planned yesterday, I went all out and met my goal of 40K steps. I actually took 40,914 steps and the last few thousands were made, dancing my heart out during my Church's Holy ghost service last night. Yes, I made it!!! You know what, now I have confirmed that the two operational words for my healthy living path are: Diligence and Intentional. With the support of our Father in heaven, we can do it! <BR> This morning, I did ... Sat, 4 May 2013 17:04:52 EST Striding On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344607 Thanks all. I got home safely yesterday. Though tired from the delayed flight, I got some exciting moments at the airport. I had four different people coming to me to either commend me or ask exactly what i was doing, when they saw my "moves". <BR> A particular woman said she had to come over and talk to me because she had been watching me for over an hour. She said "You must have so much energy". I smiled, sheepishly, and told her that I had a target to meet and my pedometer was countin... Fri, 3 May 2013 16:50:38 EST Las Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343381 Had to go to Vegas yesterday. I am currently at the Airport, as usual, delayed flight!!!!! I am so furious. There is this tempting eatery just across from where I am moving. I have refused to be tempted. Vegas has so many temptations around but my head is sitting squarely on my head. So I am doing my NEAT movements and the Fitbit is turn figures. Yesterday was 32,833 steps. I really had some dancing time in my hotel room. What better way to kill boredom? <BR> Hope your day is as inter... Thu, 2 May 2013 14:49:38 EST May Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341409 Today, I am setting my May goals. I am happy to report that I met almost all my April goals. Though I set an 8lbs loss, I was able to lose 4lbs. Every other goal was achieved. <BR> My goals for May are as follows: <BR> 1. Lose at least 8lbs <BR> 2. Drink at least 10 cups of water daily <BR> 3. Eat within my 1,200 and 1,500 daily calorie range <BR> 4. Take at least 20,000 steps daily <BR> 5. Exercise at least 30minutes daily <BR> 6. Be positive all month long <BR> So here are mine. I wi... Wed, 1 May 2013 00:08:03 EST 1 More Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338159 <em>244</em> I weighed in at 1 more lb down this morning. I am so happy!!!! <BR> Have a most blessed Sunday! <BR> Love you all. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:00:06 EST On My way Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337816 Hi Friends, <BR> I am on my way back from Atlanta. I am at Los Angeles Airport, where I have an hour stopover. Yes, I am "moving" my body as I am posting this. Yesterday, I logged in 24,470 steps. I aimed for 30K but didn't get there. <BR> I made an interesting discovery about the Fitbit and gravity. I will write about it when I have the time. <BR> Got to go now. Need to get some water before we start boarding. <BR> Have a beautiful night and Sunday. It is well with you! <em>381</em>... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:38:36 EST On The Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336141 I am off again. On my way to the Airport. This time, to Atlanta, GA. WIll be back home tomorrow, by God's grace. I am aiming for at least 30K steps today. Yes moving at the airport is a sure thing. <BR> Have a most wonderful weekend!!! <em>381</em> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:14:52 EST N E A T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333655 When I started using a Pedometer, I knew there was a purpose apart from just counting steps. When I got the Fitbit, I became a totally different person. FitBit made me conscious of the fact that, despite my exercise level, I wa generally living a sedentary life. Whenever, I looked at my reports at the end of each day, I felt totally unsatisfied with my activity level. <BR> At the beginning of April, I set new goal which included taking at least 10,000 steps daily. I found out that, to g... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:47:55 EST