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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I spent it at home with my mom and dog, Taquito.  (Yes, my dog is named after food- Tacos)  Before I go on, I'd like to share a few important things with you all about my life. 

First of all, we're from Guatemala and my mom has made a living out of selling tamales from home since I was born.  This means that I've eaten one too many tamales in my lifetime.  Delicious- yes, but also fattening and tempting all together.  For Christmas we usually make 2,000-3,000 tamales to sell.  This year we only made 1,000.  So for new year's eve we made 300 more and my job was to sell them. 

I take great pride in the business we've created and kept for so many years but having these babies at home is DIFFICULT!!! They're so delicious that I find it hard to resist.  I said my goodbyes this holiday though.  After the surgery I plan on seeing, smelling, but not having any more tamales.  If I do, it'll literally be just a bite and no more.  I didn't get fat by just seeing them >_<

Secondly, I lost my father this past 4th of July, 2011.  To say I was Daddy's little girl is an understatement.  We were inseparable and he was my everything.  He struggled with pulmonary fibrosis for three years but on that hot summer day, his heart and lungs finally gave out and he left this world.  I was fortunate enough to be by his side till his last breath.  He passed away at home with my mom and I holding his hands. 

Even now he keeps me motivated and focused in all I do and all I aspire to be. 

Lastly, I am currently going to school for my MBA- Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business.  As of now I have 16 days to go before I complete the program!! So yes, my surgery is on the 11th and my last day of school is the 17th.  Pretty exciting week for me =D

Now that I've gotten all this FYI stuff out of the way, let me talk about my progress.

I am still at 230 and I'm perfectly fine with that.  I ate a little bit this weekend but I was careful not to go overboard.  I don't know how I didn't gain any but I can certainly understand why I didn't lose any either.  I have 10 days to go before my surgery so I'm going to kick it up a notch and try to lose at least another 8 before the 11th.  I haven't tried working out but I might get out there two or three times this week just to get a bit active. 

I went out on Friday night after all; wore my 5 inch heels, cute top with pleather jacket, and had a nice cold bottle of water ;)  By midnight I felt a bit tired, sleepy, and weak so I went home at 12:30am.  Soooo glad I did!!! I slept like a baby when I got home. 

My struggle continues and I am faced with delicious temptation every day but these next 10 days will be defining for me and I definitely plan on shrinking this liver before my surgery.  I have many goals for the new year and the most important one is SLIMMING DOWN. 

Allow us to ring in the new year with attainable goals, a productive mind set, and a driven heart...
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.. " -Edith Lovejoy Pierce         


  1. Love that quote! So excited for you with your upcoming graduation and surgery. What an exciting month!

  2. Thank you Andrea!! I have high hopes for this new year =)

  3. Love reading all about you - this year is going to be all about changes for you, it will be great! So excited about your MBA and surgery - so exciting!! Congrats girl!! xx

  4. Aww..thank you so much Rachel!! I'm trying to take it all in and enjoy every accomplishment. I wish I could fast forward the 90 lbs I want to lose but I'd miss out on the awesome process and everything else in between ;-)