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I'm on a quest to learn to eat to live, not live to eat. I am anxious to discover a me that I love to look at. I'm also looking to get rid of old baggage that's no longer needed. We can't do a thing about yesterday or tomorrow. We can learn to love the moment we're in right NOW!

I recently chopped off all of my hair, after growing beautiful locs for 6 years. I was simply heavy and I needed a big change. I feel quite liberated and I am embracing the new look.

Each day is a new day in this quest to change my lifestyle and the
support of so many ladies here at SP is making the journey feel good. Thanks for stopping by my page and sharing your love and support!!


I joined Weight Watchers today and I am happy to announce that I have learned that this lifestyle change is not a rush.

I've had some health issues lately and if I don't take care of myself, I won't be around to enjoy the rest of the journey. I appreciate you are real sistahs.

I'm going to watch the transformation and post my successes here to share. I'm embracing this moment of change as long as it may take...

9/8/08 - 253.2 lbs
9/30/08 -249

Member Since: 6/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,533

My Goals:
My goals:

*Wear jeans again
*Tuck my shirt in
*Be fit and healthy
*Get into a size 12
*Feel good about myself
*Wear a sleeveless shirt
*Shop in regular stores

My Program:
I am having to change my program. My program isn't working and I've learned some things about taking it slow. So I've decided to join WW...again(weight watchers). No matter how long it takes me, I'm committed. I've decided to set my goals in 10 pound increments. My workout rountine has to be less pounding (because I am too big for the pounding and jumping these days) but more consistency. Walking, Elliptical and swimming... I can do this!!! Thanks to all my Spark sistahs for encouragement and support.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Washington, DC and living in Charlotte now. Married with 1 daughter(from first marriage) and 2 teenage stepchildrem(not living with us). I am a Social Worker and part-time lecturer at UNCC. I graduated from grad school 14 years ago from Howard University. I am interested in working on my PhD next. I loooooove to read and I'm thinking of starting a book club.

I love to make friends, so all good friends are welcome.

Other Information:
My favorite book is "Standing at the Scratch Line" and it's sequel, "Echoes of a Distant Summer" by Guy Johnson (Maya Angelou's son)

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    Hey There Girl:

    I'm just stopping by to check in on you and see how you're doing. It doesn't look like you've been real active here on Spark! We miss you and hope you are doing well...

    4237 days ago
    Hello Phenomenal Lady,

    Heres is this weeks affirmation:

    Affirmation of Joy

    Joy is the feeling or grinning inside. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Let a Joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by us. It's not just in some fo us: its in all of us. And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are presence automatically liberates others.
    'Marianne Williams'

    Be present in the joy all around you. Touch it , Grab it and embrace it.

    4302 days ago
    Hey Phenomenal Lady,

    This weeks affirmation :
    Affirmation for Creative Thoughts

    My thoughts are creative I say out to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and every one in it.

    This use your creative thinking while planning to celebrate this holiday.

    4342 days ago
    Hey Phenomenal Lady,

    THis weeks affirmation

    Affirmation for Peace and Age
    I am at peace with my age each age has its own special joys and experiences. I am always the perfect age for where I am in life.


    4349 days ago
  • v TRAY1229
    Hi Lady, hope u had a great thanksgivings.
    4349 days ago
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