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L.A.Big5K - many mixed emotions about this race, but none the less its in the books

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L.A.Big5K with my one and only

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I love my husband so much!! He's always by my side supporting me


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11/14/2020 - STARTING OVER... AGAIN
8/08/2018 - STARTING OVER
I could use all the support I can get. I really want this time to stick, but I'm having a hard time with consistency.



I will NEVER give up because at the end of the day the only person who can do this for me is me.

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Fog Run.......................... January 9.........45:34 (New PR... Woohoooo!!)
Valentine's Run................. February 13......47:39
McFarlandUSA 5K............... May 1.............. 47:17

Run Through the Roses - September 12 - 47:01 (PR baby!!!)

L.A.Big5K - March 8 - 52:41 **same hills as last year, this was a weird one. Although it is the slowest race I've done since I started running, it's also the one where I've run for longer distances without walking. Go figure! I'm still processing my execution. Once I'm done processing, I'll delete this note and post a blog or vlog.

Fog Run - January 12 - 49:09
L.A. Big5K - March 16 - 48:53 **I have to note that this race had three hills compared to the rest of my races none of which had hills so I think this was my best time all things considered
Run Through the Roses - September 7 - 48:17

Color Me Rad - June 30, 2012 - 50:02
Run Through the Roses - September 8, 2012 - 48:40

My first 5K - Run for a Reason - April 2, 2011 - 50:50
My 2nd 5K - Run Through the Roses - September 10, 2011 - 48:55


I am no longer looking into the future... I'm living the NOW!! Tomorrow's not a promise, but today is completely full of possibilities. I'm willing to work hard and put into this journey what I'm hoping to get out of it. I'm gonna work my butt off, eat healthy, work on my positive mentality, and do my best to achieve great results. I read this in someone's blog and she's sooo right: this isn't a race, it's a journey. I'm working at being healthy, but also on having one heck of a journey!!

Weigh in
11/16/20: 254.8 lbs.
8/25/17: 258.8 lbs.
4/06/17: 251.8 lbs
1/01/17: 259.2 lbs.
4/25/16: 256.4lbs.
12/06/15: 254.2lbs.
6/3/2015: 257.6lbs.
12/23/14: 263.2lbs.
11/18/13: 267.2 lbs.
08/07/13: 271.8 lbs.
10/15/12: 273.4 lbs.
08/29/12: 273.6 lbs.
01/01/12: 278.0 lbs.
05/13/11: 274.6 lbs.
01/01/11: 278.0 lbs
09/08/10: 280.6 lbs
07/01/10: 275.0 lbs
06/01/10: 278.2 lbs ='''(
04/01/10: 273.6 lbs.
03/19/10: 275.0 lbs. =(
02/01/10: 267.4 lbs.
01/08/10: 266.8 lbs.
01/01/10: 268.0 lbs.
12/23/09: 265.4 lbs.
11/11/09: 265.8 lbs.
11/04/09: 267.8 lbs.
11/01/09: 268.8 lbs. (Finally reached my goal, on to 259!! Woohoo)
10/28/09: 269.8 lbs.
10/02/09: 270.6 lbs. (feeling amazing!!)
09/24/09: 271.8 lbs.
09/15/09: 273.8 lbs.
08/08/09: 274.2 lbs.
07/25/09: 275.6 lbs.
06/27/09: 275.4 lbs.
06/13/09: 276.8 lbs.
05/21/09: 277.8 lbs. =)
05/11/09: 279.0 lbs. =(
05/03/09: 276.8 lbs.
04/25/09: 280.0 lbs.
04/19/09: 279.2 lbs.
04/13/09: 280.2 lbs.
03/30/09: 278.6 lbs.
03/23/09: 278.4 lbs. (woohooo, I'm so proud of myself)
03/20/09: 280.4 lbs.
03/07/09: 281.2 lbs.
02/28/09: 282.0 lbs.
02/23/09: 278.0 lbs. (oops!)
02/12/09: 277.6 lbs.
02/02/09: 280.4 lbs. (I know I can do sooooo much better)
01/26/09: 282.6 lbs. (going the wrong way here!!)
01/20/09: 278.2 lbs. (went up, but know why =( I will work harder)
01/11/09: 276.4 lbs.
01/01/09: 276.4 lbs.
12/20/08: 279.0 lbs. (I've gotta get better at this)
12/13/08: 278.2 lbs
12/06/08: 282.0 lbs.

I stole this prayer from a DONE sister's SparkPage... I hope she doesnt mind, but I thought it was fitting to me as well:

Dear God,
I surrender my body & my weight loss to your divine care and love. I ask that you remove all excess & unnecessary weight from my body. Return my body to its most healthy & balanced state. Give me eating habits that support my health & life energy. And, finally, teach me to love my body & to care for it from this day forth. AMEN

Be strong & courageous. Do not be discouraged; do not be terrified, for the Lord, my God, will be with me wherever I go.

Member Since: 1/3/2006

Fitness Minutes: 40,248

My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy and fit so my husband and I can live a long, healthy life and explore the world through travel. We've been bitten by the travel bug.

My Program:
Plan and prep healthy, low-carb meals and snacks.

Drink plenty of water and have it available at all times.

Zumba classes - Weight/Strength Training

Train for 5K charity races

I am putting my life in the hands of God and letting Him use me and move me however He needs me. But in order for me to be ready to take on any task He sets for me, I must be healthy and active enough to do Him proud. He's my motivation.

Personal Information:
My name's Maricela, I'm 37 years old, married, loving life and looking to hold on to it for as long as I can.

Other Information:
Official 2020 stats
257 lbs
Pant Size 20 (still)

Official 2018 stats
269.4 lbs.
Pant Size 20W (again) =(

Official 2016 stats
Pant Size 20 (size 18 as of July 2016!! Heck YES!!!)

Official 2013 stats -
273.4 lbs
Pant Size 20W

Official 2012 stats -
278.0 lbs
Pant Size 20W

Official 2011 stats - 01/01/2011
277.8 lbs
Pant Size 20W

Official 2010 Stats - 01/01/2010
268.0 lbs.
Pant Size 22

Official 2009 Stats - 01/01/2009
276.4 lbs.
Pant Size 22

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    Hola amiga. The program is called Whole30. I know they have a Twitter Feed and the book is on amazon.

    How exciting you're wanting to focus on fertility! Me and Angel had totally decided against having more kiddos, and now we're not so sure, so I am actually wanting to lose weight to be healthy in case we decide to have another kiddo.

    I want to keep in touch, so feel free to message me. :-) I will help however I can. I'm glad you've been thinking of me.
    2415 days ago
    Hola. I hope you've been doing well! :-) Keep up the weight loss.
    2415 days ago
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    emoticon my daughters dog bit me tonight, he kept like knawing at me which hurt then bit me through my jacket, it's more of an abrasion, no blood but swollen and bruised. emoticon At first it was disbelief but now it hurts and I am emoticon
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  • v CGEM61
    emoticon rocking your resolutions this year? Me too! Have a prosperous and happy one!
    2524 days ago
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    My daughter and I want to do the coordinate run in bakersfield. I saw that you have on a t shirt. Do you know if you have to run? We walk and we walk slow! Thanks emoticon
    2560 days ago
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