Me & my nieces Carolina and Catharine.
Spreading some love & kisses for all.
My reasons for being. My son Vic Jr 4 yr old ad Milady my princess going on 2.
Hello my name is Carmen. I am a mother of 2, full time mom & ful time wife. I ignored my weight because it doesn't bother my husband but it bothers me. I was never this heavy since my first child I have gained almost 200 lbs. If that is not extreme I have no idea what it could be called. I just want to retrain myself to eat healthy, get in some exercise at least at home since it is almost impossible to get to the gym and lose enough weight to be able to live a healthy normal life. We also want to have another child but my doctor wants me to lose 200 lbs , at least 100 lbs before attempting to get pregnant again. My problem is I LOVE FOOD. I LOVE TO COOK. I LOVE TO BAKE. I am an emotional /bored eater. When I have nothing to do I eat. When I have a problem or am stresed I tend to eat, eat , eat, till I am sick of eating!! So I have a little pressure, I am not doing this for my husband, I am doing this for my kids for our future. I have held off our religious church wedding because I was so ashamed of what I looked like in my dress and my family was disappointed because they have never known me to be that shallow. I always walk around with a smile on my face and people always tell me how they envy me because I am so happy. I am happy. I love my life, my husband and my kids. I just HATE my FAT. Now my wedding is set for September 6th and am not going to worry about my weight, I am just going to be happy enough I get to marry my best friend and confidant in the religious ceremony I always dreamed of. I am still working on my weight though.
I am a soda junkie. I have been chubby for as long as I remember but while I was pregnant with my son (My 1st) And I am now what I and my doctors refer to as morbidly OBESE, I hate that obese I can take but MORBIDLY!! What the heck!!! I was what I call OD'' ing on soda and junk food. Co-workers from my firm were constantly bringing me food. the women from the cafeteria would drop by my office and bring me food. My husband never wanted to bother me so he always bought take out. I was addcited to McD''s and chinese food, he is still trying to get even this very minute while i am typing he is trying to convince me to have some Dominican birthday cake, that is the most sugar loaded cake on earth..Look I pretty much want to become what I have never had the chance to be, a healthy medium sized woman. I don''t wanna be super model skinny I just want to feel good and be healthy.
I am giving up the soda entirely, I am also trying to give up the white rice and wonder bread. I LOVE WONDER BREAD. I will be exercising 4 times a week (cardio and the other 3 days will be strength training. i am virtually new to exercising. I used to go to the gym But that was pre marriage be fore the kids, I used to love going to the gym. Now I am embarrassed to walk into the gym and have all those skinny people stare at me.
I was born and raised in the Bronx, and because of my alleriges my doctor doesn''t permit me to take diet pills so that is why I think it is hard for me. I got sick taking supplements can u believe that? I just need support because my husband tries to knock me off the horse by constantly offering me and bringing me all those junk foods we all love. I am not only looking for a diet buddy but also people I have things in common with and could carry long term hopefully life long friendships with.
I love to knit and crochet. I love James Patterson books. I am an avid reader of mostly crime novels but I also love romance novels. I love music and I do like to dance. I am trying to incorporate this into my exercise routine.
| current weight: 160.0
Carmen!!! Welcome! to Latino Café!! The best group on spark people..we are a big family and so love and support each other. I'm so excited that you are apart now. Stay close and if you need anything at all I (we all ) are here for you! Can't wait to see you around!
P.S. you have beautiful children!
2685 days ago
Carmen Bienvenida y Welcome a Latino's Cafe gracias por aceptar mi invitacion, ya veras que aqui encontraras todo el apoyo que necesitas ya veras que juntas venceremos. Thank you soooo much for accepting my invitation, you won't regret it, so start by making yourself confortable because from now on you can count with all of us you will get all the support you'll need to reach your goals, make yourself active in the team that helps a lot, also stop by as much as you want this is like home, iit feels like we're so close to you that you won't even notice that you're in the computer and that's because everytime we stop by we leave our foot steps of tender love, also join our challenges, this will give you that little push to start reaching your goals. I love your picture and your little girls cute like mom, now you have a sparkiefamily here, starting with me that i'm the sparkiemami chula of all and also you, i adopted you when i saw your page and invited you to join this beautiful team of loving people.!!!
Welcome aboard corazon y disfruta de latino's cafe tu team tu casa y ahora tu sparkiefamily.!!!!!!
2685 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/20/2009 11:25:52 PM
Bienvenida Carmen a Latino's Cafe Team. Es un placer tenerte como parte de nuestra gran familia. Te va aencantar nuestro team, ya lo verás. Te invito a participar activamente en los diferentes temas y cualquier duda, pregunta o comentario en confianza lo puedes hacer.
2685 days ago
It takes such a short amount of time to gain weight back. It can take us 2 weeks to lose 2-3 pounds...but only a few days to gain them back. Our bodies work that way for some cruel reason, so please don't be too hard on yourself for it.
You've made a wonderful, proactive choice by logging into SP again! Use the nutrition tracker daily, and make an effort to move your body a few times a week, and you'll see that ticker moving ever downward :o)
I'm wishing you all the best!!
2772 days ago
TODAY I DID NOT HAVE MY COOKIES .BOY IT WAS HARD I DIDNOT GET MY WALK IN ALSO.BUT!!!!!!!monday I WILL GET ON TRACK WITH WALKING. KEEPING THE FOOD TRACK HELPS A LOT. I'M NOT SO GOOD WITH THE WATER. I DO MY WALKING ON A CAR BRIGE. IT IS NEAT ALOT OF PEOPLE WALK THE BRIGE, THE ONLY THING I DON'T HAVE A WALKING BUDDY THAT IS WHY I HAVE TO GET ALOT OF HELP TO KEEP GOING.
2792 days ago