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PAULKNUTH SparkPoints: (135,582)
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12/10/10 11:09 P

Wow. You got a lot on your plate. Simple solution is to change your situation but if you could that easily you would not have posted your message.

There is no magical cure to your problems. My suggestion - buy the book SPARK. Set some pretty simple goals and start a streak. Have some success and build on it. Let everyone know what you are doing but remember - they may not care and it does not matter - you can do it.

Take Care - Paul

GIVEUP30 Posts: 28,111
12/7/10 2:28 A

I feel you need to tell your sister and husband you three need to sit down and talk...then tell them

ALECIA0823 Posts: 446
12/3/10 9:26 P

I would suggest talking to your sister and her husband about it. Of course I don't know all the details of your situation, but with three adults in the house to help with kids, there has to be a way to implement a system that gives each of you "me" time for the things you need. And, I'm assuming it's your house, so don't be afraid to institute ground rules, in a respectful manner of course.

I hope this starts getting better soon! Best of luck!

5ZT9Q0 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/3/10 6:00 P

I agree with the previous poster...learn to say NO!

RICEOWL86 Posts: 776
12/3/10 5:44 P

I think I know how you feel, I sounded just like you a few months ago. It's really, really hard but no one is going to do this for you. You just have to decide that your health is a priority and YOU have to make some changes. For me, I had a list a mile long of reasons why I couldn't commit the time to lose weight. But honestly, they were all empty excuses--the saying "Where there's a will, there's a way" is very true!
I started out by changing just a couple of things that were easy and didn't take any time--drinking more water, eating smaller portions, making healthier choices. I found that once I got some small measure of "success," it was easier for me to say that I was going for a 10-minute walk. Every week I changed one little thing, and over the course of the past few months I have created a new set of healthy habits for myself.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (191,901)
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12/3/10 3:54 P

Learn to say no to these people encroaching on YOUR time.

RAECHELLEMARIE SparkPoints: (37)
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12/3/10 3:10 P

I need help. I want so much to get into shape, have more energy, and just plain feel better. But it is so hard. I work the midnight shift for a nursing home, I have three of my own children, one is in school full-time, the other is able to go to preschool and the last one is in school all day every other day. My sister, her husband and their three children live with me. Everytime I go to try to do something for myself, exercise, relax, sleep, ect. somebody always wants something. Anybody have any suggestions?

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