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my three handsome boys..Jordan, Chase and Isaiah.

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my eight month old "baby" Bailey

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Hi everyone! My name is Felicia Michelle Mejia and I am a forty two year old christian woman. I am a newlywed, recently re- married mom with three beautiful sons...Jordan (18), Chase (14), and Isaiah (5). I married my youngest son's dad last year February 19, 2010. We have been together seven years and engaged four of them. Mostly we put off the wedding for monetary reasons but also...(and im sorry if this sounds shallow) i wanted to be a thin bride. I was NOT a thin bride at size 20! My wedding was beautiful, romantic and so was perfect in every way - except the brides size! We decided to push the wedding up to February instead of July 2010 summer due to the fact that my mother in law, Teresa Mejia (RIP) was struggling with terminal liver cancer and my stepfather, Clarence Garrett had terminal lung cancer. It was important to us both that they were there and they physically and one in spirit (from El Salvador).

I am a home daycare provider and work 12-14 hour days. I am on my feet most of that time...therefore, my feet, my knees, my back, my joints...they all hurt! I get out of breath..trying to tie my shoes or put my child in the car seat...(hello i do this everyday as a daycare provider not good!) I have been to the doctor for many of these complaints...only to hear..."if you lost weight it woud alleviate most if not all of your symptoms!"...SO its time to do something about this! besides feeling run down and like i am an old lady before my time.

So Enough is enough! I am tired of being overweight and out of breath! struggling to do the easiest things, being embarassed of not being able to tie my shoes or fit in ride in a theme park with my sons. The only one holding me back or keeping me down is - the one who is stuffing the food in and sitting on my butt!

I was recently (6 mos ago) diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and severe sleep apnea. I now take medication daily for my diabetes and have to sleep with a mask! I cant believe i have let my health get so bad that it has come to this! Since my diagnosis I have lost about 30 pounds and feel a lil better. I still have a long way to go! I have tried other websites, food trackers, programs but keep coming back to Sparkpeople..i have gotten such wonderful support here and the tools are awesome..and free which is unbelievable!

I will no longer take my health for granted...i have one life to live and one body to live it in...our body is our temple and I surely have not been treating mine as such!

Member Since: 6/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 115

My Goals:
My main goal is to get to lose the extra hundred pounds I am carrying rid myself of type 2 diabetes and the medication that comes with rid myself of my severe sleep apnea and mask that comes with live a life free of fat...embarrasment, pain, struggle and constant feeling of sticking out like a sore thumb..and being invisible at the same time. I just want to be the Felicia that is inside..the one i was before i trapped myself inside this fat!

My Program:
Cutting back on processed foods..sugar, white flour, and sticking with whole, fresh foods with nothing added! .Lots of fruit and veggies, FRESH FOODS....and lots of walking....until i get into better shape. I am also starting Zumba which i love...hey music and dancing...two of my faves! . I am aiming for thirty minutes work up to an hour daily after i am comfortable with thirty minutes.

Personal Information:
I am from Santa Barbara, Ca and have always been a beach girl! however for the last 4 years you wouldnt catch me anywhere near a beach...or a bathing suit! I am ready to change that! I want to look as good as i can and I want to have my health back! I have three active, fit, and healthy boys (thank you God) and want to live that live WITH them not as a bystander sitting on a bench!

Other Information:
I love to read, i love being outside in nature and walking, hiking, swimming, exploring....i cant wait to get back to a place where I can physically do this easier! I am tired of my weight holding me back !

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    Hey Felicia, hope things are well!!
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    Belated wishes for a very Happy Birthday Done girl.
    Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    Happy Belated Birthday to You!!

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    The Sagittarius girl was a "tomboy" at heart, wanting to be outside near her Dad. She is a hard worker but really much to smart to be a Stay-at-home-mom as she wants to be out in the world. She finds housework boring and she needs more to keep her happy. Higher education is important for her. She gets along well with Leo, Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, and Aries.
    In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
    You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
    In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
    These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
    You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
    Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.

    Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
    3153 days ago
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