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FAWM - Fearfully And Wonderfully Made! No matter my size or fitness level, I recognize that GOD gave this fearfully-and-wonderfully-made body to me, and my gift to Him is healthy maintenance of it. I have not been good to it in my adult life (so far) but HE's given the tools and resources to repair the damage, so now I'm determined to listen to HIS instructions. With HIS help, I CAN DO THIS THE RIGHT WAY!!!

I've started and restarted (and restarted and restarted, etc.) this journey too many times. Even after a health scare in 2014, I still didn't pay attention to the kick in the rear that I received. Well, I guess this year's (Jan 2017) trip to the dr, all it took was that trip up to the dr's scale and found myself at a weight I literally could not believe (more than double my college weight). I still can't believe it! Anyway, it finally put me on a path toward certainty.

My self-prescribed program has been simply adding a veg or fruit (or both) to every meal and packing my snacks so that I didn't mindlessly emotionally eat. I also picked up my old habits of strength training (which kept me trim until I hit adulthood), and walking after work. I am prone to major mood swings which have sidelined me in the past. I am learning to walk it off, literally. Whenever I feel the flames being fanned, I get up and take a walk. I also loaded a tabata timer onto my phone and I do 2-3 minute intervals throughout the day to keep my metabolism from stalling out. I find that I workout best in the morning, as long as it's not at home.

As far as my eating habits, I still indulge, but I no longer binge (THANK YOU JESUS!). I have learned how to do what I love in moderation, enough to still stay within my daily caloric limits.

Hopefully this time, I'll continue on the journey!

Member Since: 5/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,103

My Goals:
To be happy no matter what shape I'm in. I may not be satisfied during the transition, but I at least want to be content at whatever stage I am.

...But in the meantime!
7-10 lb loss per month. Sounds overly ambitious, but I've done it before without overdoing any activities or starving myself.

To finally be out of the 300's before the end of 2017.

My Program:
*At least 10 minutes of activity daily (cardio or strength training).

- Finding better dessert alternatives, my weakness.

- Snacking more sensibly. Pack a snack bag each day (fruits/veggies/yogurt)

- More fruits and veggies! Fresh, frozen or canned!

- More whole grains, whether oatmeal, oat bran, flax seed, chia seeds, whatever is good and works!

Personal Information:
I accepted Jesus Christ at a very early age (7), and though there are times when I've stumbled, I've always been a "good girl" so I've never really strayed. I didn't recognize the gift of song until the 7th grade. When teachers, professors and voice coaches started featuring my voice in multiple events, I finally clued in and saw that GOD had given me a real outward gift and I have been singing HIS praises ever since.

I was born in the West Indies (Jamaica), moved to New York (The Bronx) as a child, went to school in Virginia (UVA) and live in Delaware (Newark). On any given day, you may hear any one of those accents. I've been told that Jamaica emerges when I'm angry, The Bronx when I'm excited and VA when I'm tired; otherwise it's a conglomeration of all.

Other Information:
Anointed for my Boaz

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