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Body Back | Week 4

26 Jan


Thats right! Half way there! :)


I believe Im down 5 pounds… (the 5 pounds Santa brought me for Christmas!)


This week was not different… arms and legs… and a little extra “PLANKS!” [SIGH!]  \o/





We recently had a homework assignment. Write a break up letter to a food or habit of our choice.

ENJOY…. and leave a comment with your vote for the best letter!! Just for fun! ;o)

Letter 1

Dear bagel with cream cheese…… I love you so very much. You are my very favorite food I could eat you for every meal every day. You taste so good yet you make me feel so fat this is why it’s time to say goodbye to you. You. You are so convenient to me, dunkin donuts has made it way too easy for me to eat you at any time of the day. I can even be lazy and go through the drive through :) you and I have had a great relationship for as long as I can remember and it has been great at times yet you have hurt me. You have helped make me fat and you have helped me in needing to buy new pants because my old ones no longer fit and this is why for at least the remainder of bb I’m giving you up. It won’t be easy but I’m a strong woman and I’m leaving you alone now! Go make someone else chubby now! Goodbye! :)



Letter 2:

Dear Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies from McDonalds: OMG….you taste sooo amazing. You come in a convenient drive-thru (3) pack that I can devour in about 3 minutes. You are soft and gooey and amazing. You are unfortunately 200 Calories Per Cookie, so you are going to have to hit the road. If I could eat just one of your trio packs, then we’d probably be able to continue our relationship. One of you isn’t enough though and I have to give up my 600 Calorie indulgence. I will dearly miss you, but it is better this way. Have a nice life!



Letter 3:

Dearest Newcastle Brown Ale, Oh, how I love you so. You’re as smooth and delicious as chocolate cake. But, like chocolate cake, you go straight to my ass and I’ve quite frankly grown quite fond of what it looks like without you. I know we’ve had some good times together and you’ve been a refreshing relaxation, but I don’t need you anymore. I’m leaving you for a full time courtship with water. I know what you’re thinking; “how boring”, but water doesn’t leave me feeling like I’ve had a sandwich in every glass… and you hold me back from these short shorts that I want. Just sayin’… Now, now, don’t be upset; you’ll be just fine. I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding some skinny dude who looks like he could use a sandwich or two. Trust me on this one.

Bye Bye,



Letter 4:

Dear Chocolate I think we need to have a talk….yes….it’s over…… Yes we had many good times, and you always were there for me in good times and in bad. I know that you are Fantastic because you are so multi-talented… how you cool me off from the heat in ice cream, the way your M&M’s melt in my mouth and not in my hands, the sweet Hershey Kisses you give, how devilish you can be in cake, etc. etc. e just tell you that its not you…. its me!! I have decided to pursue a healthier path, and i’m sorry but you are now doing me more harm then good. If we continue it will be an unhealthy relationship! I would hate to lose you completely….. and would love nothing more to continue to be friends with your dark side, HOWEVER I ask that we keep it to seeing each other at a VERY minimum… and I mean VERY MINIMUM. Its been great!

 Let me just tell you that it’s not you…. it’s me!! I have decided to pursue a healthier path, and I’m sorry but you are now doing me more harm than good. If we continue it will be an unhealthy relationship!

 I would hate to lose you completely….. And would love nothing more to continue to be friends with your dark side; HOWEVER I ask that we keep it to seeing each other at a VERY minimum… and I mean VERY MINIMUM.

Its been great!



Letter 5:

Dear pre pregnancy clothes, Oh how I’ve missed you! I think about you every day – several times a day. I refer to you regularly and stare longingly at pictures of you that I have. We’ve had amazing times together – I have not forgotten! We traveled the world, went out and danced all night long and we’ve celebrated special occasions together. I want you to know that I am now focused on getting you back. I am sorry that I neglected you. I admit that I should have been able to wear you much sooner after my pregnancy was over. I realize now that I love you more than I love pizza, pasta, candy, wine and all my carb-loaded meals that just give me instant gratification. Don’t worry pre pregnancy clothes; I will wear you again soon. We still have more memories, more travels and more fun! I will reach my weight goal very soon and we will be reunited. See you soon!



Letter 6:

Dear White Rice, I’m very sorry… Ive been having an affair… yes, I’ve cheated on you! I always thought I couldn’t live without you, even though you make me feel heavy and over weight. I was feeling so dependable of you and this has made me depressed and uncomfortable with my own self. You make me feel like I always need more, and your wing man, Desert, who always follows you everywhere doesn’t make me feel any better. I’ve decided to leave you for now, I know I’ll meet you again, and might have a flash back with you, but don’t be too excited, it will be momentarily and I will not get back with you. So yeah, I’ve cheated on you, and I like it… His name is Quinoa, he makes me feel better about myself, and quit honestly, the black beans love him too. xoxo



Letter 7:

Dear Baked Macaroni and Cheese, You have been around longer than any relationship I have ever had. You have been there for me during breakups, late night drinking binges and two pregnancies. You are by far my favorite friend and so comforting in any time of need. I often think of you while asleep and wake up wanting to taste your cheesy goodness and have eaten half a tray of you before. I love you my cheesy friend and your carbs that make you taste even better. It is now time to say goodbye for a little while at least. Maybe I will see you again as a treat or have a little taste when I make you for my kids. As of now it has been 3 weeks since I have last made you and although I do think of you often I have moved on. Maybe I will see you one day again, especially if I get pregnant but for now it is farewell and have a nice life.



Letter 8:

Dear Snickers Ice Cream Bar, I don’t know quite how to tell you this, but our romance is over. I’m terribly sorry I had to do this through a letter, this didn’t need to be done, but I wanted to. This note will be the last memory you’ll ever have of me, I really don’t care for you anymore, I’ve moved on. Don’t let it get you all upset inside; we were not a good match. You have a history of lying and telling me that I won’t gain weight because of our time on the couch together.

You’d be much better off finding a person that can deal with the sweet way you needed to be near the freezer. I have to admit that I had some good times with you. We shared a lot of time on the couch watching mindless reality shows, but it’s time to move on. Since I left you outside of the freezer, your wrapper doesn’t seem to fit anymore, just saying.

I think I first knew that it was the beginning of the end when I started this change in my life 6 months ago. You don’t support me in my life change. You actually make my life harder.

I’m sure you are sensitive and open-minded enough to accept this decision that I have made. I hope this letter gives you some closure to our love affair. Ten years of dedication is enough to see that the acne you cause is terminally unattractive.

I’m returning the cable bill. I’ve cut him off too because I am dedicated to this change, but I’m holding on to my sanity. As a keepsake, I want you to know that I’ll always treasure Halloween and enjoy air-popped popcorn on that night. He is almost as good as you, but won’t slow me down.

Regards to your family, especially Snickers Almonds,



Oh where have I been?!

2 Sep

I miss you! .. and you!… and you right there!

I truly honestly, sincerely do! I miss my blog! and you!

So here I am! I spent a whole month in Brazil! Taking a much-needed vacation! Its been a month since I came back… however… life is soooo busy that I haven’t had time to do “stuff”! Things I did on a daily basis are backing up in my brain file… so I need to catch up!

Starting here!

My mom is moving back to the US after 5 years!!!!!! Tomorrow is her last day as a Brazil Resident! yay!! Cant wait to have a babysitter “on call”! LOL JUST KIDDING people! My mom means more to me than anything you could ever imagine! So excited!

Back on track… stay focus Renata! Here it is…

Lots going on and very little time, so while baby girl sleeps here I am to update you on the behind the scenes!

Thank you for everyone’s prayers and good wishes… business is picking up and lots of sessions are being booked!

Did I mention I finally registered Photos By Renata? Yep! I’m officially a business owner.working mom/wife. And I’m doing what I love to do! Thank you for your support! if you think you haven’t being part of my journey… think again… you are reading my blog! You are officially responsible for my success!

So anyways… here is whats new:

This week is the last week to take advantage of the $99 portrait session special! You’ll receive the same package advertised on my website ($174 value) for only $99… however, there is a catch! You must pay by the end of this month (08/31) and book it by the end of september (09/30)… super great awesome deal! Hurry!

Im also in the process of updating my website… although I love my free template, its time to grow and expect great things! I will have a new website by late september and I am looking for models… no, not Gisele Bündchen type… not like that… I’m looking for you, your friends, your kiddos! Please refer to my notes on my Facebook page, and if you qualify, please send me an email ASAP… I will be selecting my models next week!

Please please please… become a FAN on my Facebook! I receive a lot of emails asking for updates, promotions, discounts… unfortunately I do not have time to respond to everyone on a daily basis… liking my Facebook fan page will keep you up to date on EVERYTHING Photos By Renata is up to! So pleeeease! :o) LOVE YOU!

Exciting news is that I am going to be displaying some of my photos at Playfully Panache Children’s Consignment Boutique, a new kids consignment store in Deerfield Beach! I am VERY excited! I love the store sooo much that I’m now a customer and consigner! Highly recommend you to visit!! If you do… take a picture with your phone in front of my photos… post it on my wall on Facebook and I will have a gift for you!! Come on! Celebrate it with me!

If you are a shop owner of any business related to kids or maternity and would like to have my work displayed on your wall… please call me! I will give you a photo shoot in exchange for the space!

Tomorrow… August 27th! Grand opening of East West Karate Boca… and guess who’s gonna work there? I’m going to be the one capturing their moment! So exciting! Are you coming? Come! it will be a great time… with prizes, free classes and much more! Show your support! RSVP here.

Anywho! It was sooooo nice writing to y’all again! and I promise I’ll be back soon!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below or visit  www.Facebook.com/PhotosRenata

I would love to hear from you!

xoxo <3

Partying like a BlogStar!

1 Apr

I wasn’t too sure about it… my friend from Oh Baby Boy by Clemens Design couldn’t wait! So I thought… I got a Blog, I’m a mom, I’m at home, I have a business… and I like to party!! So why not?!

5MinuteForMom is hosting the biggest blog party on the block! So get your neighbors, friends and party bloggers and join the fun!

I didn’t enter in their pool of prizes… but I sure entered to win it! LOL

So, a little about me:

*.* Wife to an awesome supportive hubs

*.* Mom of a beautiful lil girl

*.* Photographer to the celebrities people

*.* Christian – and extremely blessed

*.* Brazilian chica

*.* Blogger and Facebooker

*.* Here is my website > www.PhotosByRenata.com [in case you want proof that I can handle Miss Canon! Wink!]

*.* If I havent responded to your questions, ask me then! ;o)

Excited to hop around blogs! Hope to make some new friends!! If you are part of the party [or not] drop me a comment! Quick one… say – Hi!

If you are in South Florida [unless you pay for travel expenses!], count on me for your photography needs!!

Air kisses! Muuah!

Reciprocal Love!

16 Mar

Could you be looooved, and be looooved?! * Could you be loved, wo now! – and be loved? [Bob Marley]

Thanks to my -amazing-talented-beautiful- friend I got Wednesday Love [literally]!

Clemens is an amazing party planner/designer, also a blogger, facebooker, student, mom and wife! Sigh… busy woman!

Today she wrote about MOI in her blog! I’m honored! Click here to check it out!

Sailor Party by Clemens

Here is how to find Clemens: * Facebook * BlogEtsy * Elo7 *


Fans! Keep on coming!!

11 Mar

Tah-Tah-Tah-Tah-Dah-Dah-Tah [that’s my daughter’s doll singing in spanish!]

Totally hurting my cheeks right now! Smiling so wide my dentist would run!

In celebration to reaching 200 224 Facebook fans! I would like to offer my fans.. and my fans only [that’s right! if you want this deal you better LIKE my page! Yeeeeaahhh Booooooy! – Flavor Flaaav!]…

20% Off a Portrait Session – it’s almost $35 off! Say Whaaat?!

Yup!! You must act quickly! This deal will run this weekend only [March 12 and 13, 2011] – Sessions must be schedule between March 14th and April 30th, 2011. Schedule a mid-week session and get another $10 Off!!!

Hurry! Send me an email!

On a different note… please keep our friends from Japan in your prayers, I can’t help but cry when I see the devastating images from this earthquake. Also pray for the Pacific Coast… my heart cries out for God to protect His people and comfort those who have lost their homes and loved ones.

Hugs and Kisses!

Looking for America’s Next Girly Model!

8 Mar

Well… how could I refuse to do a photo shoot for 5 lucky beautiful girly girls wearing the cutest and most adorable little big bows?!

I didn’t  have to think twice to say YES to this one –if you really know me and if you have come to my house [specifically my daughter’s room], you know that I’m addicted to bows! No Joke! I have tooons of bows — 5 minutes after my daughter was out in the world she was wearing a headband, don’t believe me? See it for yourself!

[Dont mind my – round*fat*IV filled*exausted*sleepless – face]

And then… Simply Chic Bowtique came along, and now we are looking for 5 beautiful girls – ages 0 to 10 – to pose for my lens with the cutest and most adorable bows… to be featured on www.photosbyrenata.com and www.simplychicbowtique.com

Models will receive all of their photos from the photo shoot and will be featured on our Facebook Fan Pages and Websites!

To enter the contest is VERY simple… send an email with a photo of your little girl to info@photosbyrenata.com … “Like” Photos By Renata and Simply Chic Bowtique Fan Pages… Tell ALL your friends to “Like” both pages and most important to “LIKE” your photo!!

The 5 photos with the most votes will win!! Winners will be announced on April 7th. Photo shoot date and location are yet to be decided between Broward or Palm Beach counties.

You have until April 1st to enter the contest, but the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win it!

Good Luck!!!

p.s. Happy Woman’s Day!! Can I get a Whoo-Whoo!?

Dear Baby!

6 Mar

Serious tawlk right nah! [Close your eyes and pray with me — ok, close one eye and use the other to read my prayer]

DeEr baby JeZuZ [make is sound like Will Ferrell on Talladega Nights]!  Thank you for my talent! Thank you for my Canon, my clients and baby Kaden… Thank you for an awesome Sunday photo shoot and for making me so happy allowing me to do what I love to do! In JESUS name… AMEN!

It was one of those photo shoots that you are just not sure if it’s going to come out how you envisioned in your head… It’s always a humbling pleasure to photograph a newborn that just came from a belly you photographed a couple of months ago… but a belly is so much easier than a little tiny baby [boooy – if it is!]

Long story short… here is Stacey a couple of months ago with her BEAUTIFUL belly:

Now… STOP! [Breath in…. and breath out…] here is what who came out!

Baby Kaden!



Making Daddy Proud!!

Big Sis McKayla [Miss little Model! – as soon as she saw me clicking and the attention was all hers and no longer her brother’s, she was all smiles! so cute!]

Big special thanks to the amazing talented Rosi from Crochet & More for the beautiful Crochet hats used by Kaden!

Now, open your arms and give me a huuuug!!

==========O=========== [thats my big hug]

Nite Nite!

Stroller Striding…

2 Mar
Alrite… so let me start like this… how in the world am I going to find time for this thingy here?! I have no clue [deep breath in — now let it out]. Well, I started, so lets get going!

Before anything… let me just say: Hi my name is Renata and I’m photographer [wink! – left eye]… call me for all your photography needs [wink! – right eye now!]

Today aint about photography… well, I guess it kinda is! I was at the Stroller Strides New Location Celebration Class!  Boooyy…. Talk about a NIIIIIICE (with Borat’s voice)! The new location is the Constitution Park in Deerfield Beach. I was able to work out while clicking away, but more than anything I had a great time with all the hot mammas out there.

Check this out…

Here is my lil munchkin!

Go Drea!!! Showing off her new bod! Congratulations!


Stroller Strizle! Lead by awesome Ivie Claudio! Whoo Whoo!

Little Miss Kayla

Work it girl!

Sara (AKA Santa Claus) with her adorable lil princess!

Jezzzz… I did not expect to spend 2 hours in a lil post like this… Lord knows how much I love reading the MANUEL MANUAL!

Nite Nite… see you sooner than you hope think! [Moo-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha]

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