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2nd wedding, in Georgia

2008: I was SOOOO confident here. Proud of my accomplishments.


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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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    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

    2505 days ago
    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 who?

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


    Let's rock it today!

    We can do it.

    Thanks for all your support.

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

    I love Sparking!

    2519 days ago
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    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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    2586 days ago
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