The Colombian Challenge

Welcome back to Losing It, and apt title considering how hectic things have been around here lately. The entire NYC Latina office just moved into a new space, and things are just starting to settle down. I’m now back to fighting the battle I’m always fighting—my weight. That battle is about to get more intense as I prepare for my trip to visit family in Colombia on Dec. 20. You know how family is, they ask about your weight before they ask how you’re doing. Well, that’s how my family operates, at least. During my last visit in March, I pretty much ignored their comments about my weight. Instead, I held my head up high and knew that I would eventually get to my ideal size at my own pace.

Here is my goal before my next trip to Colombia—and I need as much help and cheering on as possible. I want to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Does that sound realistic? Ideally, I’ll lose a pound a week. I won’t be able to wear a two-piece bathing suit yet, but I definitely will see a change in the clothes that I’ll be wearing. I will keep you all posted on how I am doing and how much I’ve lost. Please feel free to give me any suggestions you may have, except the obvious (working out more, eating less…). I want to know if there are any weight-loss secrets that I should know. Let’s get ready to rumble!