March of 2006
My favorite flower and my source of inspiration.
My ugly duckling picture. There's just something so beautiful about something so flawed.
Today marks the beginning of the end... The end of being fat, the end of being ashamed of who I am, the end of turning to food as comfort and most importantly the end of my dissapointment. I will no longer have negative thoughts of myself, because I know I will succeed and so will you. I will no longer settle for temporary happiness. There's no looking back now! Hold your head up high, smile and enjoy the journey.
I think my biggest goal right now is to loose at least 80lbs by March of next year. I'm tired of being a slave to food so it's time I stop letting it control me and the way I feel. I want to regain control of my life and wieght, I'm ready.
I've been making healthier food decisions, I've cut down on the amount of food I eat, and I've become more active. I'm also trying to get more sleep at night and I meditate at least once a day for about a half hour everyday.
My name is Joeann Maillo and I'm from Miami, currently living in Port Saint Lucie, born in New Jersey. I'm hispanic, of cuban descent, and come from a pretty large family. I have two little sisters (ones nine and the others 6), a younger brother (who is 19) and an older adoptive brother (who is 34). I have family everywhere; my stepfathers family in California, Las Vegas, Port Saint Lucie, miami, Cuba, and Naples; my mothers family in Cuba, Pennsylvania, Miami, and Homestead; and my biological father's family in Jersey, New York, Miami, Cuba, and Pennsylvania. I have about 4 sets of grandparents, tons of cousins, 28 aunts and uncles, great uncles and aunts...etc. whom I all love. Family is a very big deal in my culture and in my life. I'm closest with my aunt and grandmother on my mothers side. I'm a fun loving person. I love to laugh at everything, life's to short to worry about things too much. I'm a very laid back kind of person as you can tell... lol
I love to read anything and everything. I'm like movies and absolutely love to dance salsa y merengue. I love theme/amusement parks (mostly for the roller coasters), bumper cars, and mini golf (even though I've never been). I'm studying psychology right now off and on at the local college. I play the saxophone (for 10 years now), and I love to paint.
| Pounds lost: 4.0