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Walking Buddy

Saturday, March 30, 2013

My husband may be retired out of the military but he still doesn't have time to walk with me and the kids. He is always busy with hobbies. It doesn't upset me at all just makes it to where I don't have somebody to walk with. Down here in North Carolina it is starting to become really nice and My oldest loves to go for walks. We finally got the double stroller so I can take both of my kids but I hate going alone. It is boring and not really motivating for me to go that often. We have only been down here for two years from our home state Ohio and I have trouble meeting people. Finding someone who either has kids or doesn't mind being around someone who does, lives in the area, and is not nuts (The few times I tried to meet people they were nuts) is hard. I thought about putting something on lejuene yard sales or Craigslist but I really am afraid of who I might meet. I don't know what to do.

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GOLFGMA 3/31/2013 8:16AM

    Is there a local Spark team you could connect with? Maybe someone there lives close to you. emoticon

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LEAH43138 3/30/2013 11:18PM

    Thank you that is a great idea. I am going to do that.

Happy Easter to you.

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LESLEE33 3/30/2013 11:05PM

    Try taking the kids to a local park, there are always mom's you could meet there. If any of them seem friendly enough, ask one of them to join you.
Have a great Easter weekend!

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So Tired

Friday, March 29, 2013

They say that you need 7 to 8 hours of sleep....Yeah that is not going to happen anytime soon.

My two year old wakes up around 7:30 everyday. I am not a morning person never have been but I was getting use to waking up with him. Then we added another child. I get woken up about 3 times during the night for feeding and it takes him awhile to go back to sleep. So I am not getting anywhere near 7 hours sleep.

I would love to say that I get naps in day but if you have kids you know that it is never that easy. When one goes down for his nap the other one is wide awake then you you get that one to sleep the other one wakes up.

I will complain a little bit about my kids but I love them and cherish every moment with them.

Lets hope I can keep my eyes open enough today. Coffee is going to be my friend today.

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LOBOSMOMMA 3/29/2013 10:44AM

    I'm really dragging today too. I have to be at work by 7:30 and it's an hour commute!

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Fast food revaluation

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I realized something today...I have been putting some pretty bad stuff in my body with the way I was eating before I started SP.

I was out with my family and my two year old became hungry. Normally I bring snacks with me to give to him but I I forgot. So we stopped at a fast food place to grab him a nugget kids meal. I was going to eat one nugget for myself. However since I started SP I have documented everything I have eaten. So I looked at the nutrition on the box and I was shocked at what I saw. One serving (two nuggets) had 460 calories and 1000 sodium. Lets just say that my son only finished the one he had in his hand and that was it. A kids meal has four nuggets so that is 920 calories and 2000 sodium. The fat was horrible too. That doesn't include the fries. Then I started thinking about all I would eat at fast food places and I don't want to know about how unhealthy I was eating my whole life. I have already started to cook homemade staying away from processed food. Now I have to find ways to bring healthy food for everyone in the family while we are out and about. It won't be easy but I know it is possible it will just take some work.

Can't wait to research and find healthy good tasting alternative.

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LOVINGAFRICA 3/28/2013 7:10AM

    Good for you, and Spark is the best place, with all the info you need to start...
I just kept giving my kids bites from my healthy meals. Then made that meal a couple of times, and now they want a salad once a day.
Go figure!

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RAPUNZEL53 3/27/2013 7:21PM

  Good Luck!

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Starting out

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I have been on SparkPeople for a week. I have never done a blog before and thought I would give it a try. I have been on many diets and I can't seem to either lose the weight or keep it off. I am a big girl always have been. I've been made fun of since I was a little kid, it caused problems with my self-esteem. I still struggle with it and I am 30yrs old.

For one year I was skinny I had lost around 150lbs. I was happy and active and felt so good inside. Then I met my husband and I became pregnant (no I am not blaming the pregnancy or my husband :)) This was my fault. I had stopped watching what I ate and stopped working out. I gained all the weight I had lost and added some. I was so happy when my son was born but I became depressed and couldn't seem to get out of it. It took me 17months to start taking my life back. It was scary because I added so much weight. Then one month after starting to work out and eat right I found out I was pregnant again. I was determined not to gain a lot of weight. I did great (only 12 lbs gained) until the last two weeks. Then of course the last two weeks I was so hungry it wasn't funny so I gained alittle more :) I was ok with that because I knew it was for my son. The only problem was that I weighed the most I have ever weighed. I went over 300lbs. Granted I am 5'10 but I know it is a lot and very unhealthy.

With having a c-section you can't do much of anything for a good while so I thought about how I wasn't going to let myself get down and how I was going to start to change my life. I had the doctor put me back on my anti-depressants before I left the hospital. For the past 6 weeks I have been healing from my surgery. I joined Sparkpeople, been watching what I eat and when I was able to walk more then five feet without being in pain I started to walk and bought zumba for xbox kinect . When I joined I had already lost weight so that is a good start. I get cleared tomorrow from my doctor to workout and I can't wait. I want to be healthy for my kids and husband but most important for myself.

I am hoping it will help to Blog what is going on in my life. I know it couldn't hurt.

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GOLFGMA 3/27/2013 8:04AM

    You are right. Spark People is definitely a good place to start . Tracking food and exercise and having someone to be accountable to is a great way to be successful. emoticon

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MBGUYER 3/26/2013 6:25PM

  Welcome! you can do anything you put your mind to! Just remember small steps that can be part of your life work the best! Keep sparking! The people here are awesome!

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