Hi all! My name is Maria and I am 22 years old. I am a social worker and dedicate my life to healthy living!
After my weight loss story was featured on the cover of PEOPLE magazine in August of 2013, I decided I needed to share my success with others in a different kind of way….so here’s my blog!

This blog is for all those who are trying to make
their lives healthier and who need some tips, motivation, and support!

I post things such as workouts, recipes, and weight
loss tips! I believe in healthy living and making it fun! Everyone needs a little inspiration in their life!

Here’s to making our lives happier and

When I lost 105 pounds 6 years ago, I NEVER thought I would get my story out. I had always dreamed of it happening, but I never thought it would. There were many times I would send my story to magazines, websites, etc. and always get turned down. It got to the point where I finally gave up. I trusted that God had a plan for me, and getting my story out was not in his plan. In February, I decided that I needed to go to counseling to heal some past hurts and issues. I will post more about that soon! I needed to heal myself emotionally. When I lost the weight, I only healed myself physically. The same month I first started counseling, my mom sent my story into PEOPLE magazine. Well, the rest is history! I landed on the COVER of PEOPLE magazine! God DID have a plan! It was when I finally fixed my emotional problems and past hurts, he allowed me to share my story with the world. My story is raw. It is true. It is real.

I got so many amazing texts, emails, calls, and messages from people who saw the magazine cover and the news stories. Everyone wanted to know how I did it! What my secrets were! Everything I ate! Well, now everyone can! From a little push by a good friend, I decided it was a great idea to start a blog! I am new at this….so bare with me! I plan to post pictures, recipes, what I do in the gym, random ideas and motivational tips, and a look into my personal life of living a healthy lifestyle!




7 Responses to “About”

  1. Honor August 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Hi Maria,
    Like many others, I found your story inspiring. So, I am going to give WW a try. I noticed in the CNN story that you use a food journal, what is the name of the journal you use? I like that one could put their points at the start of the day and subtract as the day goes on.


    • mejarosh August 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Honor! I am so happy you reached out to me! I am SO excited that you are going to try Weight Watchers! I promise you will like it! It will take some time getting used to…but you will love it! The food journal is called the 3 month tracker. You can purchase it when you sign up! Also, I would recommend getting the deluxe membership kit as well! Along with the Eat and Shop books! Let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚

  2. ohsillymama August 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Maria, I love this! You are so beautiful and we are so proud of you! The first thing I said to Terri was she needs a blog! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see where your journey in life takes you! Dale said to me that you accomplished what you did because of who you are. Incredible! We love you tons! xoxo

  3. Lori August 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    You are such a beauty and true inspiration! I LOVED your story in People. You are going to motivate and inspire SO many people! I am following you on Instagram as well and just love seeing your photos. Keep up the awesome work! I look forward to reading more of your blog. πŸ™‚

    • prettylittleloser22 August 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      Thank you SO much! I am so happy you are following me both on here and instagram! I will be posting something later today! πŸ™‚

  4. ahellams August 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Your story is incredible and I think you are a motivation to so many people so I have nominated you for my WordPress Family Award! http://runs4treats.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/word-press-family-award/

    • prettylittleloser22 August 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you SO much! That means the world to me! Hopefully I can inspire more people by you sharing my blog! πŸ™‚

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