Hello ladies! I'm here Monday through Friday usually, not much on the weekends. I could use some buddies too. Just friend me or mail me, not sure how that works. Maybe on my sparkpage?
I'm in Northern California, married almost 14 years, very happily. I want to lose about 30 - 35 pounds I've carried forever. I'm finally doing the dance and have stopped fighting myself, but I totally get that. I've been starting and quitting and frustrated literally for years.
I'm finding I just need to make sure I go to the gym (I love my H20 Fusion swimming aerobics class, it's fun and a really good workout). I bring stuff to keep at work to make my lunch so I am never without something healthy, and when I do need to get some food, I just hit the grocery store at lunch and restock. I make turkey or tuna pita pocket sandwiches, low fat cheese, cucumbers, sprouts. Or I'll roll it up in a whole wheat tortilla. I usually have hummus or peanut butter and some veggies (they are so convenient now, just pre packaged in containers, pre sliced or cut up and bagged, grab and go)!
It took a long time to start doing this, and I'm frustrated that the scale hasn't moved yet, but it's ok. It will, I know it will.
I'm just trying to embrace and enjoy each day for what it has to offer and I look at exercise activities as "me time" now. It' makes a huge difference. And every time, EVERY SINGLE TIME I am done with my activity, I feel good. I feel proud emotionally that I went. I sleep better and feel healthier.
When I eat right, I don't fight my acid reflux issues.
It's so worth it. Lets do this ladies