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I am on a journey to be a better me and I believe that joining a community will help. I am already on a weight loss program set by my doctor but the support could be really helpful.

PHENOMENAL WOMAN - by Maya Angelou
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 of 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.

from And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou

Member Since: 5/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 55

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to lose 100 - 150lbs.

My short term goals are to:
1. Not get any larger
2. Lose 50lbs by my 30th birthday in December

My Program:
I need to intake 2700 calories with 25% of that being protein until I lose 30lbs and get tested again.

Personal Information:
My first blog is very long and describes me a bit.

I'm 29yrs old and live in Ontario, Canada. I have always been overweight.

Thanks to the wonderful matriarchs in my family, I am confident, sociable, respectful, grateful and friendly.

I look forward to meeting many friends here.

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    **Sorry for being so tardy in welcoming you**

    emoticon Welcome to the 300+team. 300 is such a BIG number but if we persevere, focus and motivate one another we can reach our goals!
    We have so much of life ahead of us and it is so much better to work on ourselves and reach for our goals.
    We can do it-- we are worth the effort!
    All we can do is take it one day, one bite, one pound at a time.
    I am looking forward to supporting you in your quest for better health and a happier future.
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    Not like we have not talked before! LOL!
    3297 days ago
    Hey lady! Just stumbled across your page while procrastinating in work emoticon Just wanted to stop by and say I LOVE that Maya Angelou poem too. I think you have a great attitude and I have no doubt that you will amaze yourself and reach all your goals emoticon emoticon
    3323 days ago
    Hey Muse, thinking of you and just wanted to let you know! Hope you had a good Memorial Day Weekend! riva rivaderchi emoticon
    3328 days ago
    Hey there, Muse! How's it going? Hope you're hanging in there, one day at a time! riva rivaderchi emoticon
    3345 days ago
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    emoticon I'm so glad we're on the Firecrackers Team together, we're gonna have a blast! emoticon
    3349 days ago
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