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If Nothing Ever Changed Then There Would Be No Butterflies

Alright world here I am. An open book full of blank pages ready to be filled. For so many years I have given of myself to others. My family, my children, my husband, my friends. Somewhere along the way I lost me. Finally I am doing something for me. For my happiness. Growing up I was pretty athletic, although I wasn't really into sports. I was a gymnast, on the local swim team, as well as the marching band. In college I was still pretty much in shape. In the marching band there as well. I ...
Alright world here I am. An open book full of blank pages ready to be filled. For so many years I have given of myself to others. My family, my children, my husband, my friends. Somewhere along the way I lost me. Finally I am doing something for me. For my happiness. Growing up I was pretty athletic, although I wasn't really into sports. I was a gymnast, on the local swim team, as well as the marching band. In college I was still pretty much in shape. In the marching band there as well. I quickly learned the difference between being in the band of a predominately white school and a HBCU. LOL But you know what, I lost weight freshman year rather than gaining the "freshman 15". The weight gain didn't happen until after college, getting married and expecting my first child. Boy, did I gain. I was able to lose, but not quickly due to having a c-section. This was not the case with my second and third child. I gained and didn't lose, gained some more and still more. All three c-sections took their toll on me. I guess I just gave up on me. Well, that was then and this is now. The best thing I can do for myself and my children is take care of me. I want to be the person that they need and deserve for me to be. I know there will be ups and downs along the way, but deserve so much more than I have allowed myself to have. I am on a journey. A journey for peace of mind, happiness, and health. Even with the ending of my marriage, I have found a peace and happiness that I have not had in years. Slowly but surely I have getting the health part on track. I know I have a long way to go but I am enjoying the ride along the way. I am becoming the butterfly on the outside that I feel I am on the inside.

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Member Since: 8/15/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 9,349

My Goals:
To eat more fruits and vegtables.

Drink at least 64oz of water a day.

Do cardio exercises at least 5 days a week.


Reach goal weight of 131lbs by summer. 7/29/2008(my birthday)

1/22/2008- Be able to work out for 1 hour on the elliptical machine.- Accomplished 1/9/2008!



My Program:
Cardio: treadmill, stationary bike, hiking along local nature trail, elliptical machine

Strength training:
weight machine circut

Yoga

Ab work (hanging crunches)

Tai Chi

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COOLTWINMOM3
12/23/2011 7:06:48 PM

emoticon Happy Holidays to you! Merry Christmas!
Happy Kwanzaa! As-salaam alaikum! Namaste! Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs, From my family to yours... I wish you love & PEACE! emoticon



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COOLTWINMOM3
12/21/2010 11:06:41 AM

emoticon Happy Holidays!!! emoticon

emoticon The best part of the season is remembering
those who make the holidays meaningful. I wish you all the love and happiness this season can bring. May it follow you throughout the coming year! emoticon
~Anonymous~

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COOLTWINMOM3
12/31/2009 10:51:40 PM

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Happy New Year

emoticon If it didn't bring you joy
just leave it behind
Let's ring in the new year
with good things in mind

emoticon Let every bad memory
that brought heartache and pain
And let's turn a new leaf
with the smell of new rain

emoticon Let's forget past mistakes
making amends for this year
Sending you these greetings
to bring you hope and cheer
Happy New Year! emoticon



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COOLTWINMOM3
3/30/2009 11:00:25 AM

Hola Chica! emoticon ,

I just wanted to stop by and say Hey!!!
I have been kinda lazy and stopped putting my self first so I am starting this week off with a BANG!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

So: I hope you have a great week.

Take Care,
Camelia




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JENNYSP
1/24/2009 7:39:35 AM

i saw your entry on facebook weightloss so i looked you upto say Hi
jenny



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