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Hello! I'm a Filipina SAH WAH mom. In addition to taking care of my feisty and SWEET 3 year old daughter, I run my online business, PhilippineScript Designs, a business I started to express an aspect of my heritage. Between managing the house, being a mom, making jewelry for my business, church activities and working around my husband's schedule (who's a retail manager), my schedule is NEVER the same. My challenge is to find a nutritional program that has the flexibility that my days require. Because of our schedules and different food preferences, our family has relied on drive through and restaurant food several times a week. As a result, I have ballooned to 230 pounds. When I try to get fit, either my exercise OR my food does well...I haven't been able to sync these to get healthier. I've been terrified that I won't be around for my daughter because of choices I've made and let get away from me too often. I also have Hashimoto's Disease which makes me hypothyroid. I WANT MY CONTROL BACK!!!

I'm also a brand new Christian. God has been working on me for 13 years but I have a VERY stubborn streak. On the day I started with Spark People (1-4-09), I went to church for the first time in over 10 years. I was sitting in the parking lot, getting ready to go in and the only thought I had was, "Despite your best efforts, I found you"...and I couldn't stop crying. Needless to say, I was like, "Hey, God, can you give me a second so I don't go in there looking like a lunatic?" I feel reborn and ready to discover the body God's meant me to have my whole life. I can't wait to see it!

Start Date: January 4th, 2009
Starting Weight: 232 pounds

Member Since: 12/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,010

My Goals:
-I want to shop and leave with clothing that I LOVE...not just clothing that fits.

-I'd like to be a size 10!

My Program:
Joined the new gym in the area with my girls!

Classes I'm dabbling in:
-Step and Sculpt

Seriously, sometimes I feel like my 220+ bod has no business being in there but as I say all the time, "It may not be pretty but I'm getting to the end!"

What I DO love about the classes is I have to push myself. Sometimes when I'm in the "gym" part I can be a little arbitrary: random machines, varying speeds on the tread etc. The classes give me a specific time and instructors who are looking to WORK IT!

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