I am a young Latina female short and loud. I am 5’1″ (and proud) 32 years old, about to turn 33 in a week and very outgoing. I am a positive, happy, active, adventurous woman, and like many people out there I unfortunately many times (if not always) have lacked self esteem. I wasn’t always overweight, prior to junior high I was VERY slim, between junior-high and college I began to struggle with my self image. I wasn’t skinny but I wasn’t fat either, I was a bit overweight but nothing extreme.
When I began grad-school I decided that I would no longer be on diet that I would actually enjoy life without worrying about my weight. That’s when I gained most of my weight! Over the next 7 years I gained more than 60 lbs, now my weight has unfortunately turned into a burden and hence my intention to get back in shape. I have always heard that the older you get the harder it gets to lose weight, but I am determined to regain my health both physical and mental and so my journey begins!