I have no desire to be a bikini model..... I just want to be healthy, so I can live the best life possible for ME!
Keeping within my Spark Nutrition Ranges every day!
Exercising for 30 minutes 3 - 5 times per week.
Drinking my 8 glasses of water per day!
Fruit or Veggie w/every meal or snack!
I live in Missouri & I am a childcare provider. It's a job that COULD make you crazy, but most people say you'd have to be crazy ALREADY to do it! Seriously, I LOVE what I do. They amaze me & keep me on my toes. They love me....no matter what! How can that not be a great thing?! :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE scrapbooking & serving God! I'm a Youth Counselor for my church & it's a HUGE commitment, but there isn't anything I'd rather do! I love those kids & being a part of their walk with Christ is AMAZING!
***I cannot deny the temptations & I'm REALLY beating myself up over it!
I have my moments too. For instance, I had two star crunch cookies on my ride home, when I really didn't need them. I wasn't hungry. I can't beat myself up over it, because it is done. I just have to do better now! NOW is key. Do better starting NOW, not TOMORROW! Otherwise, you'll just over indulge for the rest of the day.
*** How in the WORLD have you kept your momentum going all this time?! What motivates you?
I want to be proud of myself for what I have accomplished as well as what I WILL accomplish. If I give up, I cannot be proud. I'm not perfect. Between August and November of 2008 I jumped from 166lbs to 186lbs. I had to refocus and remember that this is for me. I'm now down to 154lbs or so.
***Why is this time different from all the other times you tried in the past? I know it's something, b/c we've all got a "past" of dieting hell!
I lost 50lbs back in 2002. I wasn't getting much positive feedback or compliments. This made is easy for me to regain all of the weight. Now, my husband is very supportive. I receive a lot of positive feedback from friends, family and my world on Sparks. Positive reinforcements make things a lot easier and encourages me.
*** LOL How have you done this? I look at you & I'm so inspired, but just can' t seem to find that same fire?
I didn't believe in me when I started. I told a girl at work I wanted to be as skinny as she is, thinking it's not very probable and she must think I'm a joke. I had very little self-confidence. I was going through a rough time in my life, so what was one more thing to screw up.
It is hard and I am glad that you came back. The business can be very challenging. However, you can do it. It would be better for you and the whole family if you could find a way to incorporate more healthier fast snacks than to resort to the junk. It is not easy - especially at the beginning but maybe just try to replace a snack or two a week with healthier ones like apple and peanut butter. I try to plan time to make healthy meals on the weekend when I have more time and freeze it for quick meals during the week. That way I have quicker healthier meals. When I do have fast food I try to stick to the healthier options. I like McDonalds grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo and no fries. There are ways to make it work on a busy schedule. It just takes a little preplanning. You can do it. Make eating healthy a priority. Also when you fuel your body properly and not on the junk you will have more energy. Those sodas may give a boost but they also make you crash. It will take time for the body to adjust to eating healthy but you will feel much better and have more energy.