peace + love + cupcakes

Tumbling about getting healthy & fit (lost 116 lbs but gained back 50 #sadpanda), learning to love myself and trying to live life to the fullest.

The Cool Kids

humansofnewyork:

"What’s been your greatest accomplishment?"
"Keeping in touch with distant friends and relatives."
"Why is that important?"
"It’s important to always have people who remember you at various stages of your life. It’s especially important as you get older, because there are less of those people around. And they remind you who you are."

food52:

Perfect the art of the crunchy, ooey, gooey grilled cheese.

Read more: Gabrielle Hamilton’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Food52

If they miss you, they’ll call. If they want you, they’ll say it. If they care, they’ll show it. And if not, they aren’t worth your time.
Lessons Learned in Life (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

25 years ago I moved to California from Mexico City with my family. My English was extremely limited and I went from being surrounded by family to it just being the four of us.

I often wonder what my life would be like of I had stayed in Mexico. I guess I’ll never know.

However I know how fortunate I am to live in the land of opportunity and it would suck to not take advantage of everything this country has to offer.

I have to remind myself how lucky I truly am.

unnaturallystrong:

Getting in on this Transformation Tuesday train. Left: June 2012, 394lbs. Right: July 2014, 302lbs. The scale has actually been going up the last few weeks but the inches are slipping away.

Just a reminder that it takes time. There is no overnight fix for fast weight loss. There is no “easy” way. There is dedication, lifestyle change, and determination. I am not yet where I want to be, but I’m a hell of a long way from where I was. Two years ago I was on beta blockers due to high blood pressure and diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Today my BP and A1C are normal.

It isn’t easy. It isn’t always fun.. but you only get one chance at life. I chose to live mine.

My dash is full of inspiration today.

funhappylife2:

Transformation Tuesday
1. March 2011
2. Jan 2013
3. June 2014

It’s hasn’t been easy and it hasn’t been fast….but man does it feel good to look back at how far I’ve come.

funhappylife2 YOU ARE AMAZING and you need to come back to SF.
itsavitabella:

I just came.
UNF

itsavitabella:

I just came.

UNF

stayhungry-getbig:

swolizard:

in all honestly its important to be healthy but if you arent happy doing it then do something better with your time

Truer words have never been spoken 

(via jenlovinglife)

Find you. Be you. Be happy with that.