Monthly Archives: October 2016

2017 Weight Loss Goals 

Here is the final is a result of my weight loss journey 2016, and I am ready to tackle 2017!! Are you with me?? 💪🏾 My weight loss journey was recently captured in an awesome article! Link is listed below, check it out.

👉🏾 Black Weight Loss Success

I wanted to take time to follow up with you. Overall I lost 50 pounds, and I have been able to maintain. When I say it is a lifestyle, it is just that. I have had days I had to force myself to go to the gym, or turn down pizza or donuts (my favorite) when everyone at the job is eating it. I thought I would be able to pig out for the holidays, but I couldn’t. My body is so trained, I was able to stay in my normal daily calorie intake.

My goal for 2017 is not to lose any more weight, but continue to maintain as well as tone up. With that I set my calorie goal a little higher, to 1500 calories per day. I did that in order to leave room to gain muscle.

I believe you have to set realistic goals for any weight loss or fitness process. With those goals set, you need tangible behaviors on how to achieve it. You can say… I’ll go to the gym 3 times a week. Ok, that’s great! But what will you do with your time there? Another example, you’ll drink more water? Again, great! But how much water will you commit to each day? So setting goals are great, but you have to have the behaviors to achieve the success you are looking for.

Outside of attending the gym, I will  continue to participate in a weekly spin class as well as a weekly kickboxing class. Did you know you can shave pounds from your waist by attending a spin class? Both classes will help you transform your body. For all of you in the DFW area I attend Spin Classes at Flywheel, you have the option to pay per class if you can not commit to a full package. Your first visit is only $15. I attend Kickboxing Classes at iLoveKickboxing, and I know for sure they have locations throughout the US. You can purchase 5 classes at an introductory rate of $29.99. I am sure many gyms will have discounts the beginning of the year, make sure to take advantage. Warning…. iLoveKickboxing will send you a ridiculous amount of emails, make sure to go in and change your settings once you sign up.

If you don’t get anything from this story, takeaway the two main objectives I use… Prayer and Discipline. I wouldn’t be where I am today without either one.

I will have a few Fitness Coaches on a Podcast Episode. Please email me at fancy@fancychatblog.com if you have any questions for the coaches.

Reference:

Fancies Fitness Journey

Online Dating 


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Will you swipe left or swipe right to meet that special someone?❤️ Online Dating is becoming more and more popular. Living in a new city,  that may be the best way to meet someone. I’ve heard from many men and women, they chose Online Dating due to a hectic work schedule. Trying to actually get out and meet someone has caused a challenge.  Have you met someone special online to spend Valentines Day with?

Online Dating didn’t necessarily work out well for me. Like at all! I encountered more creepy guys, then good. I found myself being matched with men who had no interest in me.  You also have the men and women who aren’t necessarily truthful on their profiles.When meeting someone online you have to be careful. They have shows out like Catfish for people who have fake profiles. Make sure you go through some sort of vetting process before meeting someone you don’t know a whole lot about.

I’m curious to hear some your stories. Even though it hasn’t worked for me, I still believe in the process. Also, many others do as well it’s a very profitable industry. I will have a Single in the City series on my Podcast that will cover experiences from Online Dating as well as the 5 Love Languages. Check out some of the statics I found out below.
Pay Site Vs Free Site:

I hear the quality of candidates is much better for pay websites (Match), versus sites the sites that are free (PIF). With no filter, I hear free sites are more for “hook ups.” If that is what you are going for then ok, but if you are looking for love you have to look at it as an investment.

Statistics:
Total number of single people in the U.S. – 54,250,000
Total number of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating – 49,250,000
Total eHarmony members – 16,500,000
Total Match.com members  – 23,575,000
Number of questions to fill out on eHarmony survey  – 400
Annual revenue from the online dating industry – $1,749,000,000
Average spent by dating site customer per year  – $243
Average length of courtship for marriages that met online  – 18.5 Months
Average length of courtship for marriages that met offline  – 42 Months
Percent of users who leave within the first 3 months  – 10 %
Percent of male online dating users  – 52.4 %
Percent of female online dating users –  47.6 %
Percent of marriages in the last year in which the couple met on a dating site  – 17 %
Percent of current committed relationships that began online  – 20 %
Percent who say common interests are the most important factor  – 64 %
Percent who say physical characteristics are the most important factor  – 49 %
Percent of people who believe in love at first sight  – 71 %
Percent of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter  – 33 %
Percent of people who say they have dated more than one person simultaneously  –  53 %
Percent of sex offenders who use online dating to meet people  – 10 %

💡 If Online Dating isn’t your thing check out Speed Dating in your area. It can be fun and exciting! I’ve heard success stories from Speed Dating as well.


Reference:

Single in the City

Alabama A&M University Homecoming 2016

Good Overall

Alabama A&M University

“Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University reflects the uniqueness of the traditional land-grant institution combining teaching, research, service, liberal arts, and vocational fields. The University offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees that are compatible with the times to all qualified and capable individuals who are interested in further developing their technical, scientific, professional, and scholastic skills and competencies. The University operates in the three-fold function of teaching, research, extension and other public service. Alabama A&M University, a center of excellence, provides an educational environment for the emergence of scholars, scientists, leaders, critical thinkers, and other contributors to a global society.”

Homecoming 2016 on “The Hill,” consisted of many activities throughout the week.  The traditional activities included; the parade, comedy show, coronation of Miss Alabama A&M,  greek step show, and of course the game against Alcorn State University. I captured some great moments my time there, I hope you enjoy!

Special shout out to this beautiful young lady! From my hometown of Milwaukee, WI.

Zahria Tucker

Miss Thigpen Hall

Major: Political Science

Class of 2020

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Of the 107 HBCU institutions in the United States today, 27 offer doctoral programs and 52 provide graduate degree programs at the Master’s level. At the undergraduate level, 83 of the HBCUs offer a bachelor’s degree program and 38 of these schools offer associate degrees. HBCUs are distinctive institutions in that they make up only 3% of the nation’s institutions of higher learning. Here is a list of all the HBCU’s and a way to connect, http://hbcuconnect.com.

Fancy Chat Goes Live!!! 🎉🎉

How fitting to launch my dream project, at Dream Cafe located in Addison, TX .  I must take the time out to mention the excellent service received for Fancy Chats, Launch Brunch . The waiting staff was attentive,  and my meal was excellent.

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fancy Chat kicked off October 1st, 2016. I wanted to take the moment to say thank you to everyone involved. Below are captured moments from the brunch, as well as support from family and friends. I hope you all have enjoyed Fancy Chat so far, and continue to spread the word. I appreciate all the emails and messages, please keep them coming. I LOVE IT!!!! 💕

I would also like to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is very important to stay informed. Breast cancer can affect many, and the sooner you are tested the better. Check into the National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide more knowledge, as well as how you can contribute to research. #SupportTheCause #KnowledgeIsPower