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This is my husband and I with our ABSOLUTELY adorable godson, Aubrey!

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My closest girlies and I.

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Becoming godparents. Nov 2008.


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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

Member Since: 1/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,106

My Goals:
Step one: find something to do everyday that is active. It doesn't have to involve pushing myself on the elliptical to constitute exercise.
Step two: no soda unless it is diet soda and not so much sweet tea. DRINK MORE WATER!
Step three: eat good stuff. Not pay so much attention to every little calorie but make sure that what I am eating is something that will nourish me, not harden my arteries!

My Program:
I am eating healthful foods while not limiting the types of foods I eat just trying to maintain moderation within my cal range.
Taking things one step at a time. Improving on things without overkill.
Not comparing my weight loss to my husband.

Personal Information:
I am 27 years old and am finally on my way to living well. I am from Kansas City, I lived in Louisville, KY for a short stint and am currently residing in Bowling Green, KY. I love Boxer dogs, reading, traveling, wine, Belgian beer, photography, bargain shopping, art, music, sewing, cooking, and spending time with my friends as well as making new friends.

Other Information:
"anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you." Bill Cosby

"say what you want, say what you mean
question yourself, are you really what you seem?
say what you want, say what you mean
question yourself, are you really what you dream?"
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I had to borrow this quote from a fellow sparker because I loved it so much!!

"Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it." - Ashley Judd

I have decided that I am an instant fan of my new home town and I thought this quote was appropriate!

Don't ever let someone drive you crazy when you are close enough to walk.

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  • v no profile image PUPSALOT
    Thanks for the comment and congrats on you little boy!! We are still enjoying the boro but are unsure if we will stay here long term. Depends on Joe's job. Are you all still in BG?
    3247 days ago
  • v no profile image JANC319
    What a great comment you left on my blog! Thanks!
    4203 days ago
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I'm interested in the Vitex -- does it only keep your blood sugar from dropping, or does it help regulate your BG? I'm diabetic and am struggling with my BG levels (mostly because I have no insurance & can't get lab work done, so my doctor won't prescribe medication for me). I do take cinnamon capsules in addtion to my meds, but I'm still way too high.

    4204 days ago
    I have lots of friends in Bowling Green and have actually been looking for jobs there. It's a nice area (I'm from Western Ky originally). He lost weight during the Bar??? Jeez!! I gained, for sure. Soooo stressful (I"m sure you know! :)
    We have a 7 month old Schnauzer/Poodle mix. They call them Schnoodles. She is super cute, weighs about 8 lbs (soaking wet). We got her b/c I have bad allergies and this breed is hypo-allergenic and non-shedding. I can highly reccomend the breed! :D
    Thanks for the blog comment! emoticon
    4204 days ago
    Good morning you phenomenal woman you!

    Ahhhh...the confluence of sisters (waving down to dear Gina)! Thanks for acknowledging the stunning beauty of Max Ehrmann's Prayer.
    4210 days ago
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