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Coming from the gym.OMG can you see differences between my 2/14 pic . I look so thinner. Yea Me..





Me, my mom, and bff, weight 280 11/17/07





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****YES I CAN LOOSE THIS WEIGHT****

Hi, am a 28 year old mother of two very hyper boys. This is my first time on Spark, (ok so this is my second time around) and I hope to accomplish my goals that I have set. Ok, second time around on spark, but this time I am here to stay. I lost focus sometime last year, but now I am not only in it to loose weight but for a lifestyle change. I want to be able to look back and say that I finally stuck to it and at it ever since.
Now that I have learned to love myself no matter what I ...
Hi, am a 28 year old mother of two very hyper boys. This is my first time on Spark, (ok so this is my second time around) and I hope to accomplish my goals that I have set. Ok, second time around on spark, but this time I am here to stay. I lost focus sometime last year, but now I am not only in it to loose weight but for a lifestyle change. I want to be able to look back and say that I finally stuck to it and at it ever since.
Now that I have learned to love myself no matter what I weight cause hey if I dont love myself then who will? Right. Anyways, now that I am finnaly looking forward to what my future hold no one can stop me now, I am in it to win it. I know that I have to make this lifestyle change not only for myself but for my kids as well.
I'm getting older but I am also getting wiser. I want my kids to say "mommy you actually did it, and I am pround of you," things has been very hard for me last year with all aspects of my life, but I am getting stonger and I have learned from ALL of my mistakes. I commit to making my lifestyle changes, I will no longer say "I should do this", I will now say "this is what I am going to do," NO MORE THINKING. This year is the year of the doing. I will reach my goal before my 30th birthday, I plan to reach my goal before I go on vacation in December to Dominican Republic. Although, it took me awhile to come back, but now that I'm here, I am here to stay, and as we have experienced in this last couple of months ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

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Member Since: 10/7/2007

SparkPoints: 5,369

Fitness Minutes: 7,229

My Goals:
My goals are to eat healthy excercise more, and to be content with myself. I have a six year son and a four year old, but I can see that I have my oldest son going down the wrong path. I want to be an example for him, I changed our eating happits, and he is showing results quickly since he is so tall.

My Program:
I have been doing cardio and weight training 5-6 x's a week,I have started going to the gym again, I have been following this really good book called "Weight Training the work out the works Volume II" and I have to say it has really helped me. My weight training is guided by this book and although I just started the book I can see some changes, and LOVE the elliptical machine. I am active with my kids by taking them to the park, I try to swim, but I gave up I don't remember how to swim, isn't that funny especially since I live in Miami, Fl.

I am currently eating 6x times a day, I do 3 meals a day and 3 snacks. (11/26/07) gave up red meat and white rice (replaced with poultry and fish and brown or wild rice) finally (hope that it can stay that way). If I get home after 7p.m. I will just have a protein shake, and of course I do my serving of fruits and vegetables throughout the day, and I drink 14-16 cups of water a day.

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"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. "
Vincent Lombardi

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HOTHULATAUMAIA
9/18/2009 9:33:39 AM

TALOFAZ & Good morning to ya! It's another beautiful Friday morning. Ahhhh!! Another day to be thankful for. So, HOW YOU DOIN?? Well, I pray all is FABULOUS with ya girlfriend. It's the weekend, time to RELAX! I've got one more day of work and I'm off.. my days off are Sunday and Monday. How have your workouts been? You've been doing your cardio? Girl, I've been kickn' some major bootay in cardio. 45 mins on the treadmill and then 45 mins on the bike. I ain't messin' around ~ Shhooooooott!! LOL! But anywhoo, girl you know me just wanna make sure your on top of your game. No slackers here RIGHT! Uh huh. Well sis, I hope you have a fabulous day. Don't forget to get your workout on and make those healthy choices.

Gett'em BOO!
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DONZA831
7/7/2009 8:54:28 AM

Hola!!!
I'm back....I had sooo much fun but it was soooo freaking hot....Dios mio!!!...next time i go i'm just gonna stay at the resort the whole time....i can't live without ac lol...let me tell you how we had no power the first night we got to the house from the resort....my grandmother had the backup batteries but the batteries died too....i was ready to take the next flight to the US..seriously!....the power didnt come back till 2am....i was just laying on the floor trying to stay cool(you know how the floor be cool lol) the next day my mother ordered 2more batteries..after that it was okay....my bf kept saying that DR is hood lol....the driving is crazy....the way some people live...the heat lol...next time i go back imma take him to the nice areas cuz he thinks the whole island is like that :/ ...lo lleve el rio and he loved it....kids jumping off the bridge...ate some fried fish and chicken and tostones...last time i took him to DR he didnt experience the life in the Dr like this time cuz he stayed at the resort the whole time.....but we had fun....i'm planning another vacation for august...florida or jamaica :)

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DONZA831
6/2/2009 11:16:04 AM

Hola Chica,

I'm going to be in DR in 23 days...can you believe it?? i'm soooooooooooo excited...presidente...chimichuri...mamaju
ana..limonsillo...tamarindo...guayaba.
..chinola...ceresa...mangu y yuca con queso dominicano frito con cebolla lol...imma have all of that and more when i get there lol...i'm going to tryyyyyy to workout while i'm at the resort lol....i fell off the wagoon last weekend at my friend's baby shower....my mother cooked all the food there...pernil...moro...pollo..de todo...and she had a big ass dominican cake...at the end of the night there was alot of cake left...she gave me a big big piece to take home....and that's all i ate sunday...cake cake cake lol....but for the next 23days i will be hitting the gym hard...i wanna drop 15pounds...i did pretty good yesterday and hopefully i can keep this up...so pray for me girl :)

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MILAN101
5/22/2009 5:27:19 PM

YOU ARE DOING SOOO GOOD ! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU ..... WTACH OUT DR !!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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HOTHULATAUMAIA
5/15/2009 7:19:43 PM

Hey sis I just wanted to sprinkle some CHEERS your way. Well, how you doin? I hope all is FAB with you as it is with me. Guess what ? ? I dropped another 3.5 pounds this weigh-in. YES I DID.. with a total of 48.7 pounds GONE. Yayaahhh! I can already see it 50 POUNDS GONE!! LOL. I am so kickn' butt in the gym so I can rock it out FIERCE on my birthday! We are makin' it happen. Keep pushn' forward and making each day count. Gett'em BOO!

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