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Reinventing Marisa Diaz

Through practice, I am able to change my habits and change myself. So i'm sticking to that and reinventing myself!!
Through practice, I am able to change my habits and change myself. So i'm sticking to that and reinventing myself!!



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 current weight: 162.7 

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Member Since: 5/10/2011

SparkPoints: 7,986

Fitness Minutes: 8,590

My Goals:
I would really like to be healthy. To put on cloths and just feel comfortable in them. I am only 4'11 and carrying 150 pounds does not look good on me. I want to be a right role model for my daughters. I want them to see that hard work pays off, not only in my wieght loss jorney but in life itself.

My Program:
I workout 4 to 5 days a week. I try really hard to get a workout in on the weekends. I am writing down everything I consume, again the weekends are my weakness. I recently started writing in a jornal. My workouts keep my spirits up, without them I wouldn't have any energy to keep up with all of this.

Personal Information:
I'm from the St. Louis, MO area. I'm 38. I work for the St. Louis Cardianls and I love my job! I love to go out with friends. I love Spanish music and love to dance to it too! I'm single and at the moment like it that way. I want to start traveling, This summer I'll be in Florida visiting friends and family.

Other Information:
I found this today and I love it~ "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!"


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Member Comments:
5/24/2011 7:09:11 AM

I feel for you and as I don't have any advice, being new to this myself, I wanted to offer my encouragement...I feel fat too but the bright side is that there is only one direction to go when you feel you've hit rock bottom. Hopefully we can move up together!! Feel free to write me if you need to vent...I'm good for listening!!

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5/23/2011 11:56:44 PM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there or at least others who have similar characteristics and circumstances. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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5/23/2011 5:55:18 PM

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Welcome to Sparks! Super Best Wishes to you!
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*And, feel free to check out my profile page for a few awesome teams that may be of interest to you and help keep you motivated all the way to your goal, as we’re all here to help you on your journey to that fantastic health & happiness!

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