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I'm 48 and live with my husband, my beautiful daughter, Marissa, and my 2 wonderful babies, Teddy, my Yorkie; and Pepper, my Miniature Schnauzer.

I've had some really difficult hurdles in my life. My first husband died when I was 23 and then when my daughter was 3, I discovered she was disabled. As a result, I've been battling depression, anger, mood swings, etc., for a very long time and that includes weight issues! When all of this happened, I lost my will to live and I lost my faith.

Then, 12 years ago, I met my husband, a wonderful, caring man and I remarried, which I never thought I wanted to do. Now, I think it's time to allow myself to heal, accept my life - with all of its ups & downs - and become healthy again - physically, mentally and emotionally.

I've been yo-yo dieting off & on most of my adult life and I want this to be the last time! I am determined to lose this weight, get healthy and become whole again, not just for me, but for my family!

I've spent too many years suffering from a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. I'm tired of being depressed, angry and overweight.

This time....I'm not giving up until I accomplish what I want. Hopefully, with a little determination, a lot of faith and ALOT of help from my Spark Friends.....THIS TIME I'M DOING IT!!


Member Since: 4/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,000

My Goals:
To become whole again. To be the healthiest that I can be - physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.

To STOP being so negative....I'm working on it!!

To love myself, regain my confidence & self-esteem....to be happy so that I can make my family & friends happy! Unless I love myself and I'm happy with who I am, I can't love anyone else or make anyone else happy...it all starts with me!

To lose the weight once and for all & never gain it back!!


My Program:
I am trying to give up all the "junk" food that I love and I am eating healthier. I've eliminated most processed & refined foods. I'm eating more veggies, fruits, lean meats and "good" carbs.

I am exercising more - I don't like going to a gym, but I am walking with my husband, using my stationary bike and I just recently purchased a Wii Fit, which I love! I plan to work out at least 5x/week, including aerobics, yoga & strength training.



Personal Information:
My name is Vilma, I am 48 years old and I live in Florida with my loving and supportive husband of 10 years, my daughter and our two dogs - Pepper & Teddy. I am a Paralegal by profession.


Other Information:
I LOVE.....
Music - especially jazz and classical - I listen to it all the time - at home, work & in my car and I love to dance!

To curl up on the sofa with my husband and watch movies on TV & eat popcorn. We also love drinking red wine - Cabernet & Merlot are my favorites.

SHOPPING!!! My favorite things to buy are "purses & shoes" I'm addicted!!

Photography - I'm an amateur photographer and I love taking pictures of my dogs & nature scenes!

DISLIKES:
Cooking (UGH!!) - My Hubby does the cooking - he loves it & he's good at it! I am so NOT domestic...

My Pet Peeve: People who lie and are hyprocrites!!




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  • v MUPP1970
    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to allllllll that is DONE!

    SO glad you joined us!!!

    xoxox mupp!
    4795 days ago
  • v *PBJMOMMY*
    so you've been recruited hey!! That Tina sure knows how to pick great gals to join the DONE girls!! your intro is very touching, you have had to overcome many obstacles in your life.....i hope that losing the weight that you associate with those feelings will help you shed them once and for all!! Best of luck!!

    Trisha
    4795 days ago
  • v BEENIEMOM
    Wooohooo ...welcome to the DONE girls team! You are gonna be showered with DONE love now! Just wait! There are lots of fantastic,supportive,informative and occasionally crazy people here and they always support each other! You will love it! So jump in and join us as we dance away the weight and get ourselves healthy! DONE girl dancing here in celebration of you becoming a member ! Wooohoo! P.s....lovin how you have beautified your page! You go girl! hugs Tina
    4796 days ago
  • v FURGIE~FURG
    emoticon Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team!
    emoticon You have come to the most amazing, fun, supportive team on Spark!
    emoticon Can't wait to see you on the forums...
    You are so DONE now!!! emoticon

    emoticon Sabrina

    4796 days ago
  • v BEENIEMOM
    Hi and welcome to the Emotional Eaters team! This is a very good place to come for support and friendship,whether you have questions about health and diet or you just want to chat to someone who "gets"how you feel! There is always someone with a similar story and a similar difficulty or success! Come join the posts and let us all get to know you! You are always welcome here! hugs Tina

    4796 days ago
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