MARIAJESTRADA
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Still Eating Healthy
Sunday, September 08, 2019      3 comments

And many of you were right. It is helping me feel good. However, besides One bars, which are oddly too sweet, I don't know what else to snack on. Those of you on the Keto diet or Whole 30 or diabetics, what do you snack on? I think my... Read more
Got Busy with Finals and a Vacay and Now, the Bad News
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      4 comments

Hey all so the great BIG motivational news is that I got diagnosed with a health condition that is forcing me to cut out carbs and sugars. Talk about being motivated. What is more, I had to see the doctor last week because I had a migraine... Read more
Try Harder Every Day
Thursday, July 18, 2019      1 comments

That's my motto for writing. I try to write better today than yesterday and am constantly learning. It hope to apply the same attitude for my health. However, this first week wasn't the brilliant beginning I hoped it would be. I thin... Read more
Back On! (For the Fifth Time or More)
Wednesday, July 10, 2019      6 comments

So Spark Fam, I know I come and go, but this morning, I woke up with new determination and a commitment to stick to a healthy life style. I am so fat, (How fat is she?) that I look very pregnant. And people tell me so. These last few... Read more
Drinking Water Like a Champ! And More Poundage.
Thursday, January 10, 2019      5 comments

Yesterday, I went to the doctor because I haven't recovered from this bronchitis gunk. Well, sure enough, I am still sick. I had or have a fever, and my lungs are still awful. They also hurt like crazy. So, I got more antibiotics and a cours... Read more
Stil Making Small Progress
Sunday, January 06, 2019      4 comments

So, 2019 is looking better than 2018. Some steps are quite small and manageable concerning my health. I am drinking way more water and way less sugary trash. That is a huge step for me. Of course, it helped that I got really sick Christmas t... Read more
Starting Really Small, Again (i mean in my attempt. definitely not body size.)
Saturday, December 22, 2018      7 comments

I swear, the health goals never change, but I have been an epic fail and getting way more health-life challenged. I am so large right now, that I can't bend down to tie my shoes. Yes, it is that bad. Don't laugh, but I thought if I did ... Read more
Salad Eating Is Going Well
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      1 comments

I got crafty and made a salad last night with roasted cauliflowers, garlic, and corn. It was really good. Even my husband liked it. So, thus far, things are going well, but I am trying hard not to make my plan over-complicated or difficult. ... Read more
XXL Calls for a Redo
Monday, September 17, 2018      0 comments

Besides this gargantuan fat creature I call stomach, I had a reality check this past Sunday when I went shopping. I immediately went for the 2XL without any groan or desperation. In some ways that was good because I accepted where I am at, but... Read more
Sticking with It and I Decided to Start Tracking
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      2 comments

Why? Because I hate tracking the most. This way, I get it out of the way and stop crying about it in due time. I am also drinking water. That's all I got, and I am pleased with my slow progress. Well, that's not all. I got the proo... Read more
Back on and NEVER Dieting Again (on a positive note, I published 3 books)
Monday, August 06, 2018      1 comments

For a while, I was doing great, but I'm the poster child for not dieting. Therefore, no more diets for me. I weigh 204 pounds, now, my heaviest, because I couldn't sustain the whole foods way of eating and ate way too much healthy food, I thin... Read more
Hit a Rough Patch, but Am Back
Saturday, June 09, 2018      2 comments

I had a few garbage eating days and days where I just could not log. The garbage eating was in great part because we were between checks, and I am trying to stock up on good foods for all of us. I mean like frozen vegetables and whole grains. ... Read more
Things Are Going Well!
Saturday, June 02, 2018      5 comments

I am sticking to my eating plan and not crying about it. In fact, yesterday, I let myself have an extra snack. That's the problem with eating healthy, sometimes, balancing out calories. I think of the calories more as a guide because I think ... Read more
Day 3: I feel better prepared
Thursday, May 31, 2018      3 comments

My husband went to Trader Joes and got me vegetables and avocados, which is way better than roses for me. He also bought a watermelon for my daughter, so I put some in my infused water jar. The good thing is that this morning, he, too, h... Read more
Water Is Energizing. Day 2 Down.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      3 comments

I don't know why I forget this, then remember it again. I should just keep drinking water. My body functions a lot better when I am hydrated, and I am energized. I am going to a minimum of 8, by the end of the day. My husband has also ... Read more

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