Orlando, myself and Isaiah on way to Disneyland
my three handsome boys..Jordan, Chase and Isaiah.
my eight month old "baby" Bailey
Hi everyone! My name is Felicia Michelle Mejia and I am a forty two year old christian woman. I am a newlywed, recently re- married mom with three beautiful sons...Jordan (18), Chase (14), and Isaiah (5). I married my youngest son's dad last year February 19, 2010. We have been together seven years and engaged four of them. Mostly we put off the wedding for monetary reasons but also...(and im sorry if this sounds shallow) i wanted to be a thin bride. I was NOT a thin bride at size 20! My wedding was beautiful, romantic and so loving...it was perfect in every way - except the brides size! We decided to push the wedding up to February instead of July 2010 summer due to the fact that my mother in law, Teresa Mejia (RIP) was struggling with terminal liver cancer and my stepfather, Clarence Garrett had terminal lung cancer. It was important to us both that they were there and they were...one physically and one in spirit (from El Salvador).
I am a home daycare provider and work 12-14 hour days. I am on my feet most of that time...therefore, my feet, my knees, my back, my joints...they all hurt! I get out of breath..trying to tie my shoes or put my child in the car seat...(hello i do this everyday as a daycare provider not good!) I have been to the doctor for many of these complaints...only to hear..."if you lost weight it woud alleviate most if not all of your symptoms!"...SO its time to do something about this! besides feeling run down and like i am an old lady before my time.
So Enough is enough! I am tired of being overweight and out of breath! struggling to do the easiest things, being embarassed of not being able to tie my shoes or fit in ride in a theme park with my sons. The only one holding me back or keeping me down is - the one who is stuffing the food in and sitting on my butt!
I was recently (6 mos ago) diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and severe sleep apnea. I now take medication daily for my diabetes and have to sleep with a mask! I cant believe i have let my health get so bad that it has come to this! Since my diagnosis I have lost about 30 pounds and feel a lil better. I still have a long way to go! I have tried other websites, food trackers, programs but keep coming back to Sparkpeople..i have gotten such wonderful support here and the tools are awesome..and free which is unbelievable!
I will no longer take my health for granted...i have one life to live and one body to live it in...our body is our temple and I surely have not been treating mine as such!
My main goal is to get to lose the extra hundred pounds I am carrying around...to rid myself of type 2 diabetes and the medication that comes with it...to rid myself of my severe sleep apnea and mask that comes with it...to live a life free of fat...embarrasment, pain, struggle and constant feeling of sticking out like a sore thumb..and being invisible at the same time. I just want to be the Felicia that is inside..the one i was before i trapped myself inside this fat!
Cutting back on processed foods..sugar, white flour, and sticking with whole, fresh foods with nothing added! .Lots of fruit and veggies, FRESH FOODS....and lots of walking....until i get into better shape. I am also starting Zumba which i love...hey music and dancing...two of my faves! . I am aiming for thirty minutes daily....to work up to an hour daily after i am comfortable with thirty minutes.
I am from Santa Barbara, Ca and have always been a beach girl! however for the last 4 years you wouldnt catch me anywhere near a beach...or a bathing suit! I am ready to change that! I want to look as good as i can and I want to have my health back! I have three active, fit, and healthy boys (thank you God) and want to live that live WITH them not as a bystander sitting on a bench!
I love to read, i love being outside in nature and walking, hiking, swimming, exploring....i cant wait to get back to a place where I can physically do this easier! I am tired of my weight holding me back !
| current weight: 234.0