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Note: I cannot provide an exact calorie count for these recipes because a nutritional testing lab must do that for accuracy. I can provide a range per 12oz serving of the soup: 170-220 calories.
It occured to me as I was watching you move out of you office while your ex was there that you seem to project all of your negative feelings on to others. It was almost laughable watching you tell him that he was going to fall apart and that he couldn't live without you WHILE you were falling apart. I'm not going to begin to say that I know your relationship however that moment was extremeley clear as to who couldn't live without who.
It makes me wonder how many of your own feelings you are projecting on to Karent.
What did Karent ever do to you? she wrote an article? Get over it...and it went viral? NOBODY cares...tell your friend Marysol that too. Karent is so nice, maybe annoying a little, but at least nice....Adriana is a complete troublemaker....Alexia is PATHETIC AND MEAN, she just screams at Karent making no sense....if anyone is fake here is you. You seem nice when you're with your family or one on one with someone, but as soon as you're with your click, you become like them....just mean.. you're one of those people who gets influenced a lot by others. I think you're all jelous....so what she has a publicist....it's obviously has helped her- she is on the show!
I think being honest is half the battle, because you are acknowledging how you feel, and will be able to address your fear more realistically and it makes it easier for people to support you with the honesty. I have been through a nasty divorce and having friends was amazing, and you seem to get along really well with your ex, where I did not. It is scary, but empowering to get to do things for yourself, maybe take up a new hobby. I love that you post recipes and your calm manner! Best to you, embrace the new adventures! xo
Love you Ana...you're a breath of fresh air. What a joy when your part of the story arc is on! My heartfelt best wishes to you as you triumph over the adversity in your personal and professional life.
You Are Class Act!!!!! Why are you on the show? Divorce when you are ready. My X and I are Best friends and it took 3 years to divorce and no fighting was involved....
The woman can't let go of the past. I feel sorry for her. She hasn't moved on and is struggling on the show the same way Alexia is. It makes sense they are friends. Their lives are shattered by events and they are trying to find a place on the show. Of course, that doesn't excuse their meanness, but it may explain it.
2ndavenue unfortunately for you most of the viewers disagree and LOVE her on the show because we are tired of housewives that their only purpose is to stir the pot and cause problems she is actually sharing her life and not her quest for fame.
2ndavenue Obviously you have not been in a genuinely loving marriage because if you were you would realize its hard to let go. It will take some time Ana but you will bounce back. Don't listen to these haters who have never truly loved.
I just saw the preview for tonights episode where you are leaving you office, I honestly teared up I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you I hope you have been able to thrive in your practice by yourself, but I think you said that you guys are still working together ? This is a true housewife people this is what regular women out there are facing thank you for sharing this vulnerable moment with us!
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As in move off the show I think she means... It's not that subtle...
Quoting Confucius on the importance of respect is insufficient. You need to show respect. Karent deserves to be respected behind her back as well as in her presence.
Rockerman Wait a minute Karent has caused a lot of arguments and fights she sticks her nose where is doesn't belong jumping in to take pictures of the red carpet. She's the one that deserves repect? Reallly!
disagree w/both of you. Karent's done nothing but show some excited, earnest, enthusiatic behaviour. It's a bit like slapping down a child for wanting to join in the party. Reflects bad on thems that can't see her joy.
Karent will get respect when she has earned it. She needs to stop adding fuel to the flames, stop kissing Joanna's butt and stop being a carrier pigeon.
I think this was a beautifully written entry. Stepping back from the petty and annoying to take in and remember the bigger picture. I have enjoyed your wisdom and character on the show so far. I'm glad you began to contribute to the group with your insight and let go of the Karent criticisms. I've noticed you making small talk with her in the background lately. These actions along with being a mother and partner to your ex-husband are shining moments. Please don't be hard on yourself about the "D" word. We are all human.
When it comes to you I am confused... How can such a brilliant woman act so extremely petty. I get the impression that your personal issues got involved in your poor judgment.
While Adriana was the one who started the whole Rodolfo confrontation I don't know you you Alexia, and Marisol and of course as always... Deranged Adrina became such a little BULLY click. How sad... because all of you are Latina women representing our culture and our women in a show that is primarily enjoyed by the American public. It is sad... you all picked at each aspect about Karent, from her smile, to the spelling of her name, to the country that she is from... How sickening...
On the other hand what turned around for me was how well you did in advising Joanna... you were truly like a big sister.
It would have been nice for you to be a better example for your girls instead of poisoning them with all this drama against Karen... sitting on the couch on the laptop and going through her face book... Te puedes expresar hermosamente, pero parece que tu inteligencia no siempre se traduce a sabiduria... eres muy inmadura. Hope you really grow and expose more of the positive aspects in future episodes.
Ana, I must say I enjoy you the MOST on this show (Alexia and Marysol too). You are so Real! You are the Voice of Reason. You r Intelligent, Beautiful, Loyal friend, Great Mother AND you cook delicious (I have printed your recipes and will buy any book you sell).
I admire you and saw your human side on one of the episodes. You are a Woman that has feelings and are going through a tough time in your marriage. I have been divorced myself and I hung on for 3 years knowing full well the marriage was over, yet I couldnt get myself to end it, I held on to him because he was my high school sweetheart and we loved each other very much at one point. After a few appts with a Therapist, I felt empowered and was able to let go. What I learned from it and want to share with you is that there IS life after that. I took a few years off and got myself better and found an INCREDIBLE Man that Loves me like no one has! I of course love him tremendously too!
You DESERVE to be Loved and treated like a Queen!
As far as the other Women, continue supporting your Chicas Marysol, she is a Sweetheart. Alexia is such a strong Woman as well and Beautiful too, good thing they both have your friendship!
KarenT? Oh come on that girl is so pathetice and fake. She is trying soooooo hard to get any attention, even if it is bad attention. She is clueless and out of touch!
Keep the recipes coming, dont let the show change you and keep blogging!
I like you so much! I know that letting go of someone or anything that has been with you for most of your life is difficult. However, when the time is right .... it will happen. You are a smart woman. I like your outlook and the depth you have.
Please a vegetarian recipe please! Do you have Cuban rice and beans or Yuca recipe to share.
I am so happy to live in Miami for the Cuban food! It seems odd but even though I don't eat the meat, some of the dishes are my favorites.
I just came across your blogs. I am a second year law student and find you to be such an inspiration. I am a terrible cook and can probably burn water lol, but you inspire me to try. Thanks for keeping it real. Those other ladies are crazy!
Please ignore the negative comments. There will always be haters. You have a lot of fans that love you. That is all that matters. And hang in there divorce is tough but so are you!
You are truly a breath of fresh air! You are proof that you do not need to bitch slap anyone to have fans.
Love you :) u r one of my favorite HW! Keep being who u r and u will find happiness......stay positive and away from Karent and Ho-anna!
Your blog belies your behaviour on the show. Don't trust you. You're a people pleaser, you change wiv the wind. You pretend one thing while you spread rumour and gossip. Not an Ana fan. Not Afanana!
Rockerman Ana is hardly the people pleaser. She told Joanna that she wiped her ass with her advice. Karent is like a chameleon that changes her colors depending on who is next to her because she has no identity of her own. You are strangely supportive of her for no reason since no one seems to agree with you just look at Karent's comments. Also, I am pretty sure no one cares who you are a fan of lol. seriously get a grip.
Two points, first, Karent was the first to post a blog (date is posted upper right) as per your one of many previous comments, and second, the reference to wiping was supposed to be humourous. Questionable taste, I agree. But it was self deferential, meaning she saw Joanna's youthful disregard of her, Ana's, advice.
As hard as you find my support for Karent, I am stretched to comprehend your lack of manners in general. You are not funny just rude and wrong in your defense of cast members. Seriously, you don't represent anyone I care to hear from.
Date? The first one to post a blog was Leah and Alexia. Ana's says Nov 2nd and Karent says Nov 3rd so I'm not sure what you are talking about. I think that with you its probably best to agree to disagree. Have a great life.
RockermanI respectfully disagree and find no basis for your position. Ana has been forthcomming the whole season.
I appreciate your respectful disagreement. And you're quite right, I did not list the basis for my opinions.
Apart from her earlier behind the back stabbing of Karent, Ana says and behaves one way in front of people and another behind their backs. Second, it is her Ana Confidential tone that puts me off, as if she's trying to appear one way but her thoughts are going in another direction. Passive aggressives often have this effect. One's never quite sure if they mean it.
So playing mama in the kitchen, or acting like a friend's confidante while gathering gossip, or watching what's going on from behind a pillar and taking notes, or writing blogs that pretend to be objective... these are my grounds for my opinion.
But I could be wrong. Time will tell. Cheers.
Hey Joe "did you sleep with both of them?" Hey Marta "do you mean Joe the one you slept with?". Yup totally innocent Paul.
It's pretty nasty you call "ho" to Karent inferring it because she's Colombian in the 4th episode, and it seems you totally forgot who did get that attribute was your fellow countrywoman Cristy Rice who end up emancipating the old fame Cuban girls built up from the Cuba's beaches with tourists. ;)
Great blog, Ana. Please hang in there. Divorce is never easy, but remember, "this too shall pass."
As I can tell by what everyone else is commenting I'm not the only one that feels the same way about you!!! You're so real and great to watch please don't change ....it is never easy to let go of the long term relationship with the man in your life who gave you a beautiful child or children and who, you loved!!!! At least you are still friends and no matter what he will always be there for you even if it is from a far or not as close are you once were!!! Thank you for your blogs they are a great read
Ana, you and Karent are not so different from one another....beautiful intelligent independent woman with huge hearts. I believe you and she started off in a bad place over an irrelevant self-absorbed man, which even the most self confident woman will fall prey. Smile. You have such a warm genuine nature. Please place all the prior cattiness aside and embrace ALL the new girls. Adriana is insecure; do not get pulled into her drama and need to make herself feel better by slamming those around her in every sentence xoxo
Great blog! I saw a preview for next week RHOM and you are crying rivers!! I hope everything is ok now!
You, and Marysol have a special connection, I like that #RHOM#RHOM #RHOM
I'm going through the same thing you are, down to the two kids we share together.......I get it, it isn't easy. I think you are farther than I am, in some ways. We've been divorced for 14 years I had dinner with my ex tonight, then talked on the phone for over an hour after he went home.......no matter what we keep rebounding....if you figure it out let me know!!!
Thank you for sharing your insight with us and being so honest and real. It is very refreshing. Good luck to you as you begin a new chapter in your life.
Ana, I so admire the relationship you have with your husband/soon to be ex husband Robert. Coming from a family that endured the misery of a difficult divorce, it is wonderful to see a couple such as yourself and Robert being civil and respectful towards each other despite your feelings that it is possibly time to move on from your relationship. I applaud you. You are an incredible wife, mother, and friend. Stay classy, Ana! We love you for it :)
P.S.: The sign in your office- "Will sue for food"- so hilarious!!