Thursday, March 10, 2011


Never feel like you are not in charge of your emotions. Since a week that s how I felt my old insecurities came back and that is something that scare me a lot.Like somebody told me not even 2 hours ago it s true I need to get a life and stop being so concentrate and worry about somebody's s hard especially when you are in a marriage you think you are entitle to what the other person does or doesn't. Sometimes is better when you live your life as it is without expectations.Well if you bring a woman who does live her life without expectations I will  shake her hand.I know that today i feel down but tomorrow it will better.I don t have to lose my focus I have so many positive plans and achievements I am planning to reach and I CANNOT LET ANYTHING AND AND NOBODY TO DISTRACT ME FROM THEM. Who to blame? Only me even though I am tired to hear people saying that I know but come on..........Whoever believed  I couldn t do it they were wrone because I did it and I will still doing it BIG.............I am tired of settling for less and it s time to think big and positive, everytime no from monday to tuesday than have a break and start again, everyday damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Good morning

It s Saturday,yeah, and I am off today, actually the next three days.So what am I doing awake so early, it s 5:48 a.m, well my hubby went to work early and once I wake up it s hard for me to go back t sleep, plus we are moving on Monday 24 th so I still have a lot of packing to do.I am so excited because we are moving in a country club where they have a golf curse, it looks like a quiet and relaxing place, plus I am planning on getting a bike so I can intensify my exercise routine.Last night while I was watching TV I was keep having a voice, which I call the evil voice, that was telling me, "get up and fix yourself an ham sandwich", well I ignonered the evil voice turn off the tv and went to sleep.Since I have been on this herbalife regiment I noticed that 2 main things are important to do in order to succeed to a healthy weight loss, it is STOP DRINKING SODA and STOP EATING AFTER 7:00 p.m.It works, even when I g out Ialways drink water, and during the weekent if I decide to go out with my hubby to the club I will drink a vodka and cranberry instead that a long island r a rum and coke.It works for me so why wouldn' t it work for you too? Today is a sad day for my family in Italy, my middle sister she is leaving catania my hometown with my nephew to go and live in Rome, so this would be their second daughter leaving and what make it harder is to be far away from my beautiful 5 year old nephew Edoardo.But at least they would have to fly one hour to visit her against 13 hours of flight to come and visit me.I miss my family so much it has been already 10 years when I first moved in USA so I should be use to but in reality you will never get used to what you have been knowing your whole life.So let me  try to call them I will write you guys later, deuces......

Friday, January 14, 2011

It s been two long days

Well just got back from work it has been two long days and long hours at work,I am really tired but thank God my next three off days will help me to recuperate.Seen that I work in a pizzeria it s really hard for me to keep it together, I am talking abut that looking at all that good food around me drive me crazy, because I know it s not the healthier food for me.So sometimes I fall in temptation and snack a little, but then I do a reality check and tell myself, that this same delicious food will be around forever so I can wait till I loose all the extra weight, and then I will be able to eat it and enjoy it without feeling guilty.Well I know it will be hard but I got to do it.My plans for this new year is to find me another job which surely will not be a pizza joint or anywhere where they sell food lol.Tomorrow is another day and from Monday will start an intense diet and exercise again, cause I promised my husband that by his birthday, which is april 6th I will loose sixty more pounds which will bring me down to 220 pounds, and people I am so excited to see myself at that weight...........So lets do it you guys jin me in this challenge and lets see what we can achieve.Now I am going t watch some tv then get my beauty sleep and tomorrow will be a new day full of new goals ans hopes.Night night everybody..........

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Finally I am back..............

Well I am back after 21 days of absence, been busy with Christmas and New Year and trying to start a 2011 in the best way possible, improving myself.I hope that everybody festivities have been great like mine surrounded by family and friends. So now it s time to reveal to everybody how I am successfully loosing weight and feel motivated day by day.Well  I tried a bigillion ways f loosing weight in 20 years that I have been overweight, some worked for a little bit of time and some didn' t till I got tired and gain all the weight back.But this one believe me is the longest I have been on a regiment which let me loose weight in the healthiest way possible without  depriving myself or feeling like "I am on a diet and so I feel so depressed cause I cannot eat and I have to starve myself", no this method is completely different and fun.I lost 10 more pound since the last time I wrote on this blog, which make me really really happy and proud f myself, and guess what, I even got a plaque for Christmas from my husband, a nice one, which says Alessia Johnson and then my motto YOU CAN DO IT.........And getting this present from my husband f almost 8 years, is a big satisfaction because he never believed I could make it so far, well I can tell that s my  fault because I let him down plenty of time, even if I think more like I let down myself first failing during the process and that affected him too.So yeah to me now I have this plaque which everytime I look at push me to do better.So I was saying, I work in a pizzeria here in Orlando and one day a couple came in to have a slice of pizza, and they were wearing a pin saying "you want to lose weight, ask me how", so f course I asked, and they told me it s easy, come on monday to see me and they gave me the address.I didn t go that monday cause I was skeptical or because I wasn t ready.It took them a whole good 2 months to convince me to finally go and check this thing out.Finally on july 26th I woke up early and went to this place, which is conveniently located in front f my house, and sit down and talk about this program.Well it looks like  HERBALIFE a company which was created in 1980 now in 2010 got smarter and decide to create this little nutrition bar where you can go mingle with other people and have and healthy breakfast and lunch or dinner. So my first 2 meals were free to try out the program, they took my weight, 330 pounds,measure me and explain exactly step by step how the products worked. Well and if I would have decided to continue to go and give herbalife a shot I would have to invest daily 8.00 dollars a day for the meals.The rest is history, after 6 months I lost 60 pounds and I feel healthier than ever.S now that you know how I started, I hope some of you will follow this journey till I will achieve my final goal which is to loose a total of 100 more pounds.I have had ups and downs during this process too but I have been keeping strong for myself, because at the end of the day I am the only one who can make it happen , anything or anyone from the outside world can do anything or say anything which will make me go back o the 330 pounds I weighted 6 months ago.So anytime I fall down which will always happen from time to time, I will pick myself up and keep going towards the goal I have settled for myself which will make a successfull woman.So stay tune and lets get on this journey together........Anyone who want to contact me cand do it at and I can help you giving you tips how to find any of the herbalife center in your city and state and we  can develop a good friendship.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The day came and everything changed.........

I have never blogged before, but I think this would be the best way to be inspirational to those people who struggle everyday with being overweight, a sort f support group, a place where we can all share ideas, fears and solutions about being overweight, and a way to start to d something about it!!!!!!!!!Well I am going to introduce myself, my name is Alessia and I am 36 years old, since I was 16 years old I have been struggling with being overweight.I tried different methods to loose weight, I even had a surgery  back in December  2000 where I had my stomach stapled, but even that didn t work like I wanted to.In 2000 I was living in Italy where I was born, and after my surgery I started to loose a serious amount of weight, my starting weight was 400 lbs, and by the time I left Italy in july 2001 to come to Florida, I went down to 321 lbs.The change of country and eating habits had been a problem for me since I moved to the States.I still can remember the words of my surgeon when I had my stomach stapled, he told me "no matter how much I am going to reduce the size of your sotmach food intake, it wouldn t make any difference if I wouldn t have changed my way of thinking about food".After the surgery my actual stomach size it was the same of a yogurt cup, and of course at the beginning I was really scared to eat anything because I didn t want to feel sick.But little by little I start to feel comfortable with the new size of my stomach, maybe too comfortable, which start making no difference to me, because I start fall into the old esating habits.I maintained my weight for a whole year after the surgery, till I start messinhg up gaining weight and losing it I was feeling like a yo yo.Thank God I never went back to my starting weight of 400 lbs, but I didn t even successfully lost all the weight as planned.After 9 years of failures I think I finally got the solution to my overweight problem, and I decide to share it with you guys, who have my same problems and struggles every single day of your life with this disease which is OVERWEIGHT.So sit tight and enjoy this journey with me and together I ensure you WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, from now on we will have a motto to share,anytime you feel down or anybody try to put you down due to your weight, keep repeating this to yourself,  I CAN DO IT, and you will see the difference.