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Support Needed!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I just turned 45, work a full time job, and I am a mother of 3 boys ages 16, 14, and 5. Needless to say, I am always busy with their activities and need all the support that I can get in my weight loss battle. I have been over weight most of my adult life, but since my husband has a serious heart condition, I know it is even more important for me to be around for my kids should something happen to him. First step - lose A LOT of weight! So - I begin my journey - any support would be appreciated!
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LIFENPROGRESS 5/15/2014 11:47AM

    You've come to the RIGHT place! I know that emoticon because YOU are emoticon
Take a few small steps to begin (and have fast results) and keep moving forward!

1. Toss the carbonated beverages
2. Drink water -- 8-10 glasses per day! (Or 4-5 bottled waters)
3. Walk around the block 1X per day
4. Add one fresh veggie / fruit per week to your daily intake

Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to a healthier you! emoticon

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EDEACONTX 5/14/2014 9:37PM

    emoticon Good Luck on your weight loss journey. You can do anything you put your mind too. I work two jobs, got to school and I have a 5 year old, I know what its like to have a crazy schedule. BUT, WE CAN DO THIS :) Tonight as my sons t-ball practice I walked around the parking lot. It wasn't a lot but it was something. Just remember go at your pace and what works for you :) Sparkpeople is here for you

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STEVEN_D 5/14/2014 8:39PM

    You are in the right place. Many here will give their support if you just ask for it. Some will suggest extreme dieting, but most say 1-2 ponds a week will pay off in the long run. My thing is to try and burn more than I take in. Keep within calorie range and find an exercise you can enjoy.

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JACKIE542 5/14/2014 7:22PM

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VIVICHAMPERS 5/14/2014 7:07PM

    Hi! I've got a new baby, so while I'm not near as busy as you, I certainly understand trying to eat healthy between a million other things. Yesterday I sat at a medicentre for 2 hours waiting to see a doctor for my daughter and, instead of eating the healthy chicken marinating at home, I went to DQ at 8pm. You & I can both do this! emoticon

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ALICE_TENNIS 5/14/2014 7:02PM

    Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthier life. You're setting such a good example for your family. I hope you've thought of some ways to treat yourself (besides food emoticon ) when you reach your goals: flowers, phone call with a friend, new nail polish -- I know you're going to have some things to celebrate soon!

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