MARIAJESTRADA
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I had a baby in December 2009 and then one in March 2015. I'm struggling now with older age and increased stress. Besides, I made some life choices that make me really happy, but are making me fat too. So, I need to find balance.

I want to focus on healthy eating and keeping an organized, clean home for my children. I also plan on taking my children on regular outings. I won't be a gym rat, this go round, because I would rather spend time with my kids and writing books.

Recently, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that is forcing me to eat less carbs and sugars. It sucks, but I want to live to see my kids grow up and have a happy life with my husband.


Member Since: 7/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 53,857

My Goals:
My goal is to develop a more compassionate, attainable health plan that won't have me camping out at the gym because I don't have time to do so. I also want to eat healthier without going on a diet. Also, I want to reduce work and teaching stress.


My Program:
Weekly Goals:

(1) Drink 8 glasses of water a day, min.
(2) Eat more fruits and vegetables.
(3) Exercise three days. Light jogging and walk.
(4) Eat more whole foods.
(5) Detestable, utterly detestable, but log every meal and snack and cheat.
(6) Nixen on the alcoholen, unless it is tequila.

Avoid:
Breads, muffins, rolls, and bagels
Pasta, rice, corn, and other grains
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and taro
Legumes like peas, beans, and lentils (except green beans, snow peas, and peanuts)
Milk and sweetened yogurt
Most fruit, except for berries
Cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, and other sweets
Snack foods like pretzels, chips, and popcorn
Juice, soda, sweetened iced tea, and other sugar-sweetened drinks
Beer



Personal Information:
I am happily married and have a lovely nine-year-old for a son and a four-year-old daughter. My husband is incredibly supportive and is encouraging my restart mode. Every restart mode. Like, this is the fifth one, people.

I recently finished a collection of stories and am working on a novel. I spend a lot of the time when I'm not working, writing. Which is part of the problem.


Other Information:
My novel is called The Harvest. You can read the first chapter at. https://www.barrioblues.com/the-harv
est-draft.html I also have seven books I've published to date on Amazon, one this summer. You can find me under my author name: Dr. Maria J. Estrada




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