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My Loser Adventure is About to Begin....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yup it is almost that time when my Biggest Loser adventure will begin this July. If you recall last Dec/Jan I entered a video contest for a chance to be 1 of 10 winners to win 4 weeks at the Biggest Loser Resort to have my own BL experience and get a kick-start on this journey. Although my journey and struggles started way before this contest. Thanks to all of those FB family and friends and some SP friends who supported me and voted for me I won . I will have four weeks at the resort to focus on me and learn all I can so that I can come back home and continue implementing what I learn into my daily life for the rest of my life. I am excited and scared at the same time.

I am afraid to let myself down and discovered that I am a wimp and do not have what it takes and I will forever be stuck in this body. Hiding under these pounds. At the same time it would be great to realize that underneath all of this lives a warrior ready to kick butt. That the anger and pain inside of me bursts out in rage and kicks ass every day.

After motherhood this is the most scary thing I have ever done, completely out of my comfort zone. I am always that girl that feels she never fits in and at times feels like she's trying too hard so it is easier to exclude myself from the world. So coming to a place where I will be surrounded by nothing familiar and strangers is a bit intimidating.

I also worry about my kids. Not seeing them for a month, hoping they are well taken care off, the truth is no one will take care of your children like you would. Actually my mom would have but as some of you may know I lost my mom last year to cancer.

I wonder if my mom would have been so happy for me right now. I believe she would have been. She wanted me to get healthy and find the help I needed to lose weight, even offered to pay for it. I was never able to please her because I lost her TOO FAST. I always thought that she would make it. She was one of the strongest woman I have ever known but cancer kicked her ass and killed her. Now I would like to kick obesity's ass since I cannot kick cancer's ass.

This is so hard, losing my mom has by far been the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life. I try to be grateful that I am still here and I have my kids but the anger inside of me and the pain some days is just too much. If it was up to me I wouldn't even leave my house but I fight those feelings every day for my kids. I hate leaving them for a whole month but it is to get help with the hopes of getting healthy to be the mom they need that I am doing this.

Please keep me in your prayers for safe travels for super natural daily physical and emotional strength to kick butt during my wokouts and daily hikes.

I can receive mail while at the resort so if anyone wants to drop me a quick hello/encouragement note you can. I'll be there for four weeks starting July 1st.
You can write to me at:

The Biggest Loser Resort
Attn: Yesenia Ortiz
327 Latigo Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Your daily prayers are welcomed and appreciated.

Be Blessed,


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JENJENN7 7/3/2012 4:33PM

    emoticon emoticon You can so do this!

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TEXASFILLY 6/30/2012 11:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonThis is so great! I'm so thrilled for you. Remember: Your eyes on the prize at all times. *hugs* All the best, BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YESI1211 6/28/2012 8:36PM

    Thank you all for taking the time to ready my blog and leaving me a comment. It means a lot to have your support.

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KATD13 6/28/2012 8:09PM

    Wow, just days away! That is so exciting!

Sometimes new situations can cause anxiety & make you feel like you don't fit in. I'm sure everyone going to the BL Resort is feeling the same way. Remember, you're all in this together. But, I think you are going to fit in, right away. I also think that you will make some lifelong friends and have amazing memories from this adventure.

This is going to start a whole new chapter in your life. You will attain your weight loss goals. You'll be so much more healthy & happy. Your kids will be so proud of your accomplishments. And you are setting such a great example for them.
It will be hard to be away from them & your going to miss them tons. But keep focused on your goals, it's not just for you, but for your whole family.

I understand about the loss of your mother. Both my mom & dad are gone and I think about them everyday. Sometimes the silliest things will make me think of them, & cry. All you can do now, is to live your life the very best way you can. You know she would be behind you 100%, cheering you on, all the way.

Yesi, you CAN DO THIS! It may be the hardest thing you have ever done, but you can do this.

Girl, no more doubts, go kick butt!

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BABY_GIRL69 6/28/2012 4:47PM

    Definitely praying that you are successful! I lost my mom too, she just let go & let God have His way. That wasn't they way I was choosing for her though. I know you miss her with all your heart cause some times I miss mine too. But I know she isn't in pain or anxious. One day, your heart will be troubled no more. This is all apart of grieving how long it takes? Well each one of us is different so take the time you need.

God bless,


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    Awesome for you! Stay strong and focused. Good luck!

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I made the final cut! I won!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I am so overwhelmed right now. In shock, excited, and scared. In disbelief that I have made the final cut to the Year of You video contest hoping to win 4 amazing and life changing weeks at the Biggest Loser Resort. I was prepared to accept that I was not chosen and to be honest would have not been surprised.

I fought for this and gave it everything I had and in my heart I knew I deserved it just as much as any of the other finalists; and yet part of me was ready to accept that God had chosen another 10 winners he felt needed it more than me. But I was wrong. He did bless me and made it happen for me because I NEED THIS!!! I need the opportunity, the chance, the help to overcome obesity among so many other things I need to overcome.

Judges chose 10 out of the top 30 contestants and YOURS TRULY is on that list #4. I wanted to come here and share it with all you sparkers and hope that it is okay to share the good news.

I am so thankful for everyone that supported me and so grateful for this opportunity to change my life when I have been feeling that there is no point to anything and convinced myself no matter what I do I would never beat this. My head is spinning, my heart is racing and I am still in awee. So many emotions running through me and I am literally overwhelmed. I have been given hope today and I pray that my journey to health is a successful one for a change.

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GREENBEAN17 3/13/2012 11:35AM

    Congratulations! That is so amazing!!!!

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HEEEYBOOBOO 3/13/2012 9:00AM

  Congratuations and best of luck - we'll all be cheering you on!

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KELLIGIRL523 2/1/2012 8:17AM

    Congrats! There is ALWAYS a point to everything & you can do it because you DESERVE it!



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BAKER1009 2/1/2012 8:02AM

    Way to go! Congrats! Can't wait to hear the final results, I'm rooting for you!!!

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TEXASFILLY 1/31/2012 8:26PM

    WOW! Congratulations! I'm sure you will do well~ keep giving it all you've got, sweetie. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAF761 1/31/2012 8:22PM

    Congrats! How exciting for you! I wish you the best at reaching your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YESI1211 1/31/2012 7:43PM

    Next step is the planning of when I can go for 4 weeks to the resort get there and absorb all I can and give it all I have. In the meantime I need to continue working as I have been and kick it up a notch. So I can build my stamina/endurance physically and mentally.

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MARIE405 1/31/2012 7:22PM

    Way to go. What is the next step

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I AM #7 OUT OF OVER 121... I cannot believe it!!! EXCITED.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I am # 7 out of over 120 video entries. There is only 24 hours left and I hope I do not get bumped off. I have worked so hard at this and would love to finish at top 5 and have a shot at this lifetime opportunity of going to the BLR for 4 weeks. If you haven't seen my project please copy and paste the following link on to your web browser and view my 2012 THE YEAR OF ME video. Show me your support and leave me a comment so I know you were there. Only 24 hours left to view it.

Thank you so much to all of you who have watched it and shown your support. If you haven't watched it please do. You will like it!
(check it out-Copy and paste link)


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JEANIE07 1/25/2012 3:53PM

  i just wanted you to know, whether you have one or not you are someone i love to look at and see how yr doing, for me yr inspirational xx emoticon

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YESI1211 1/17/2012 7:20PM

    I made the top 30!!! Yay! now we just wait 2 weeks for them to choose the 10 winners. Hoping I am one of them. :0)

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ABBEH23 1/17/2012 8:57AM

    You're going to win, I know it!!! :) Great video!!

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YESI1211 1/15/2012 9:37PM

    As of last night I actually was at #6 rank. Now they viewing the final votes and should be announcing the top 30. I have no idea where I am ranking now. Getting inpatient waiting........ :0(

You can still go watch it if you like and leave a comment if you like.

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NANCYBOAT 1/15/2012 8:10AM

    woo hoo - good luck!!!!

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KATIBUG49 1/15/2012 12:18AM

    Good Luck,

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JENJENN7 1/14/2012 9:44PM

    Okay! I think I have voted most everyday!!! Hope you win Yesi. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 1/14/2012 6:50PM

    Because you deserve it! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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2012 The Year of Yesenia

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 will be my year!

The year where doors will open and once in a lifetime opportunities will arise. The year where I will be challenged and pushed and where I will get my life back. I will beat obesity with or without support.

It will be the year where I will share all of my adventures and struggles with my SP friends because their opinion matters to me. I like them to see that it can be done and sometimes we need to put ourselves out there and step out of our comfort zone to make things happen.

2011 Took away my mother, thanks to cancer. It took away my grandmother she was diabetic and had open heart surgery, my father had a heart attack and found out he was diabetic. Me being MORBIDLY OBESE I am at a higher risk of developing these illnesses.

I already was diagnosed this past year with Hypothyroidism, Sleep Apnea and even mild Asthma and the occassional Plantar Fasciitis (painful).

So 2012 will be the YEAR OF YESENIA!!! I will go after my dreams with everything that I have. I spent a few weeks working on a project I am so proud of and would like to share it with you. A video of my struggle that I put all of my heart and soul to. I hope you enjoy it! I am not fighting only for me but for all morbidly obese people out there. To show you that YES WE CAN!!!


Before my mother died one of our last conversations she asked me to find a weigh loss program that will help me get healthy and that she wanted to pay for it. She wanted to see me healthy. But things went from bad to worst in the blink of an eye and we lost her.

She never got to seem me healthy. It is for her that I worked on this video and put myself out there. I like to think that she can see me and she is proud with what I am doing and how I am jumping at every opportunity that comes across my path.

Check out this inspirational video of me i'll be posting it till Jan 15. I hope you enjoy it and share it. Copy and Paste onto your web browser.

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MAYBER 1/26/2012 5:19PM

    wishing you much success in your goals for 2012
One day at a time
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YESI1211 1/22/2012 9:03PM

    Last time they did a rank on 1/14 I was at #6 rank. After that they announced the top 30 not by rank but in alphabetical order by first name and I was one of them. I will not know if I am one of the 10 winners till the end of the month. I gave it everything I had and now we shall see.

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YESI1211 1/14/2012 4:02PM

    Omgoshhh! I am in the 7th spot and only 24 hours left.

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MEEBELO 1/7/2012 12:08PM

    Here's to the year of YESENIA!!! emoticon

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BCB1234 1/4/2012 2:49PM

    Yesenia, I am so very proud of you! I lost my Mom 20 years ago, and my Dad 22 years ago, both from cancer. I am only now at a place where I am able to make myself the priority again. Your blog entry has given me extra drive to see that 2012 is The Year of Brenda as well. Good luck, and please post all your accomplishments so we can bask in your success!

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AUTUTMNLYNN2 1/4/2012 1:03PM

    Sis truly pray 2012 will be a much better year! You can do it. Do it for you and your mom! emoticon

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SHOSHANADP 1/2/2012 11:23PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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DAWNDMOORE40 1/2/2012 4:27PM

    emoticonI voted for you! You deserve it! I want you to know as a Spark friend I will always be there to listen and if there is any suggestions I can give you, I would be glad to! My Father died of congestive heart failure and my Mother died of alcoholism and so did my middle sister all within the last 10 years! I did not let that stop me from meeting my goals! We can easily allow food to be our comfort in times of darkness, but I have learned to fall back on the Lord Jesus Christ who I believe with all my heart is my personal savior! I am not sure what your religious views are, but God can give you the strength to move mountains! I wish you the best with achieving all your dreams! We are right there with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSANQ123 1/2/2012 8:51AM

    I voted for you - hope you get it! What an opportunity!

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JENJENN7 1/1/2012 6:58PM

    Yesi I was looking for the video that you made but am not sure where to find it. Also unclear where to go to vote for you as per your email. emoticon

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    I voted! You could be me! I'm down to needing to lose about 100lbs. I've bounced around the same 10-15lbs for years. You have inspired me to do more than my very best to reach my goals this year! I hope you win!

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MARIE405 1/1/2012 3:40PM

    It was good you rock girl emoticon emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 1/1/2012 10:40AM

    Happy new year

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KATHIERAE 12/31/2011 10:42PM

    I *LOVE* your video!! Glad you re-posted the blog, this one is even better because of the pictures. Hope you copied and saved it! emoticon

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YESI1211 12/31/2011 10:22PM

    Did you like my video?

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BEEBOBUBBLES 12/31/2011 10:18PM

    You can do anything you put your mind to, Yesenia! What a spectacular "can do" spirit you have and your SP community is fortunate that you have shared with us. I'm looking forward to your success and mine in 2012!!! emoticon

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Hey You! YES YOU! I Have Something To Share With You, So PLEASE READ!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A new week, a new day!!! How blessed are we to have another opportunity to start making a change?!!!! VERY!!! Start today team, start now! Make the decision to go for a 30 minutes’ walk, or do 30 minutes of cardio, or go swimming. Eat a salad with Grilled chicken/fish replace salad dressing with Balsamic Vinegar/Olive oil/Lime Juice....... Drink 10 cups of water, Give up pop for today, do 10 jumping jacks, or push-ups, or sit ups every hour (they will add up)
Do something! Just do It!!!!

YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! If you won't take my word for it than maybe you need to hear it from others. (Check out link to video below)

You are not alone! There are so many people struggling like you and me and they're making it happen and so can you and me. It is going to take work, sweat, commitment, discipline and the will to change our ways; but it is going to be so amazing when you reach your goal.

Stop holding back and let go and just maybe you will realize what amazing things you can accomplish. I BELIEVE IN YOU! Don't give up! We are good at making all the excuses in the world and putting obstacles in the way. Why not be even better at pushing through the obstacles and excuses and kick some obesity’s behind?
Forget yesterday! Focus on today, on right now. Make the decision to fight for your life. YOU ARE NOT A QUITTER! No need to wait for the New Year, START NOW!

YOU ARE WORTH IT! It’s about time you start believing it, accepting it and embracing it!

So go make some healthy choices for today, get off the coach and put on the boxing gloves because this is going to be the fight of your life or more like the fight for your life. Are you going to let obesity win or ARE YOU GOING TO WIN?

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JENJENN7 12/22/2011 1:29PM

    I loved this. I have been on vacation to my family in Australia and got so off track. Totally. Eating home comfort foods that only family know how to make emoticon, starting off well with walking and running but letting it slide as the days went by and now here I am with 6 pounds gained emoticon The other huge drawback for me was not having good internet access and sparkpeople so help me to stay the course. But it is my first day back from vacation and I am determined to be back on track and be healthy and feel good about myself. This was a great video and blog to start my day with. Thank you so-oo much.

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TRISTAROSE 12/18/2011 7:15AM

    emoticon Blog ......

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TEXASFILLY 12/17/2011 5:01PM

    There are no coincidences. Your message is what I need to hear daily. Thank you! *hugs* All the best, BonnieBlue~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUENNEVILLE 12/14/2011 10:24PM

    I am worth it! Thank you.

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NYARAMULA 12/13/2011 2:29AM

    Thanks for the wonderful blog.

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VICIOUS421 12/12/2011 10:58PM

    Thank you for this Very Inspiring Blog!!!!!!

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ESMOMMY13 12/12/2011 7:58PM

    Awesome blog! Thanks for sharing the YouTube video- Your Worth It!

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SHARNE210 12/12/2011 7:51PM

    Really Love this blog!!!! THANKS

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MADKAPKID 12/12/2011 4:57PM

    great blog.... thanks

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QUANYIN1 12/12/2011 2:48PM

    Thank you

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YESI1211 12/12/2011 2:30PM

    WOOT WOOT! LOVE IT! Love to see that those who are taking time to read my blog are getting pumped up. MISSIONACCOMPLISHED!

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DIXIEMCCALL 12/12/2011 1:35PM

    Great motivator! I'm going to go do a lap around the office RIGHT NOW!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/12/2011 1:29PM

    You have outdone yourself this time. LOVE IT!!!

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KATIEM929 12/12/2011 12:38PM

    Thanks for the shot of motivation!

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BLACKROSE_222 12/12/2011 12:37PM

    Great blog!

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LORILEEPAGE 12/12/2011 12:32PM

    Yesi, this is great! I'm gonna start on those push-ups right away! That video about "you're worth it" was also motivating!

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JENN26POINT2 12/12/2011 12:10PM

    Great blog! Very motivating! Thanks!

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