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You just finished a triathlon what are going to do now? I'm going to Disneyland!

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The world's best Mom!!!May 14, 1934-Nov 23, 2007 Strong though her body was weak





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MOM, artist, teacher, runner, triathlete, volunteer, so many things to do; without my health I can't do any of them.

In 2006 if somebody would have told me I would weigh 123 pounds again in this lifetime I would have been mad at them for being cruel. I was probably over 165. I don't think I would get on the scale at that point. I don't count my pregnancy weight, because well that wasn't all me. I didn't join Spark People until I was already down to 151.
Why bother to bring this all up? So many of the people I meet these days only think of me as thin. People often assume I have always been thin. I want people to know I was FAT and STRUGGLE with the dark episodes of depression and bi-polar disorder. Check out the photos of the "fat" me in my gallery. I have some awesome people in my life who help me to keep working to focus on the positive. Being active is critical for me.
CHOOSE to succeed and you will. Ask for help if you need it. Help comes in a thousand different ways. But you CAN do this!

I wish I could say losing weight has made everything better but it doesn't. I strive everyday to be healthier physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but the work and journey are never over.

Member Since: 7/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 14,412

My Goals:
Be content with my life :)

Personal Trainer Cert. Fullerton College-WOOHOO! completed 10/2/2009

Complete an official Sprint Triathlon. (DONE!!!!)
Danskin Tri JUN 15, 2008!
Long Beach Tri Sept 21, 2008 with my sisters and cousin- Way to go GIRLS!

My Program:
Gotta get out there and PLAY! Run Bike Swim.
I squeeze stuff in wherever I can. It is built into my daily routine walking or running places, I don't own a car. I lift and carry a lot of stuff as a habit. I just let my sons chase me around

First Marathon San Diego Rock'N'Roll June 2007 - 7 hrs 5mn

PR Surf City 1/2 Marathon 2:15:14

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I am a native SoCal girl. I love Disneyalnd, Knott's Berry Farm, the beach and lots of sunshine. I am miserable in the cold. There are so many places I'd love to see and explore. I just can't imagine calling anywhere else home.

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Thank You SPARK People for reviving a dream! I received my personal trainer's certification. I want to help other people feel better and live better! Wherever you are you can always improve the quality of your life.

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    thanks for the spark goodie emoticon
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    Hello lovelies!!!! I don't have time to update my page...Just wanted to let you know that I have been to Georgia and back since I last wrote on my page. My brother suffered a major heart attack and a grand mal seizure, the report went out that he was dead. Well for some reason, I just could not believe it. Later I received a call from his wife that he had been revived and was doing well. jan 12, I went to visit my brother(I now call Lazarus) in Valdosta GA(where in the heck is ) and he was sitting at home in his favorite chair. I hugged and hugged him and tried to squeeze my heart into his chest!!!!!! O what a time what a time...I feel so blessed. i am back in Long Beach, we had to take him back to the hospital before I left. It felt so good to tell my big brother that I love him and always will. I left him with a big smile on his face...Take a moment to hug your loved one, it might be your last time. Never end a conversation without saying I Love You and really mean it....

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    Hey Love! We lost one of our Training to End Stroke Heroes to Cancer. Our dear Gloria Gadiamo, Jim's wife passed away on Monday. I attended her funeral mass this morning with my half marathon medal around my neck. I wore it proudly because Gloria had cancer when I was training for the Disney Half Marathon in 07. She still came out to walk with us and had a lovely smile on her face. May God continue to bless you, we must stick together because we are truly united by love and sheer determination to do all that is required to make this place a better place for us all. I love you and thanks for my spark goodie and the wonderful wonderful comments on my spark page....
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