I am Latina too (Dominican) and finding the tool helpful except for logging in our rice and beans, etc.
Trying to get back to my standard weight (125 to 130) cause I'm only 5'4 and somehow bolloomed to 154 after a December trip back home where mom cooked all my favorites for a month. I've lost a little since January (currently at 143) and tried Weight Watchers and Atkins but failed. The WW points system I find kind of dumb and as for Atkins, I can't seem to manage to get past that Phase 1 because the lowest I've been able to drop my daily carb to is 75-100 plus I don't like their meal plans and find it incredibly hard to come up with meals that keep me within the maximum carb count during that phase. I hardly eat sweets and don't have the cravings most folk talk about but I think I might be eating too few calories (800-1000) thus, how long it's taken me to drop the pound. I am working out 6 days a week (60 mins of cardio on Monday, Wed and Friday plus 30-45 mins of cardio the rest of the week followed by 45 mns of weight training) but results are coming in sloooooowly. I envy you that folks notice your arms. That's my goal to have the Angela Bassett like arms. It is starting to show a bit but I want folks to look at me and say "wow. you can tell she works out". Sorry if that makes me sound vain
So anyway, I keep at it. My husband works out with me and he is in great shape. He has guided me so far so I tell folks I sleep with my trainer!
Anyway, good luck on your weight loss goals to you and everyone else here. We CAN do this!!!!