I am a fortyish, married, mom of two, who works 50-60 hours per week. My life can be stressful but Iíve been working on that for a long time and have it pretty much under control. Now, I need to overhaul my routines and habits to kick 20-25 pounds away for good.
Iíve lost my pregnancy weight twice so I know I can do this. Iíve done weight watchers which works fine but SparkPeople is free (yeah, I guess Iím also a cheapskate). I know how to eat
While I sit at work way too much for good health, I have run a lot in the past. Even ultra marathons 10 years, very slowly. I love my 30 minutes of exercise almost everyday. That is my time and pretty much happens consistently 4-5 times per week. I would love to work up to trail running for 1+ hours again. Nice and slow just getting out.
My issue is obviously that I eat too much. Partly due to poor planning. i.e. putting whatever is on hand into my lunch bucket. I am too easily tempted by fast food drive in for breakfast although Iíve managed to keep this to once this week. And, I clearly deserve treats so I have them. Treats have been one of my biggest issues in the past.
I have great support at home.
I found Beck to be helpful about 5 years ago but didnít stick to it. I am going to get the book next month from Audibles so I can listen in the car (as I drive by the fast food!). I was happy to find you all.
Oh, I forgot to mention that Iíve made a career out of planning. That should be helpful on this journey, huh?
Here are my current response cards
I donít want to die early of heart disease or diabetes I want to look good in my jeans, not like an old, obese woman I want to be a good role model for my girls I want to be in control of my eating, not have it control me I want to feel great and sleep well Sit at a table to eat and be mindful or you wonít be fulfilled
ďTo lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.Ē ~ Benjamin Franklin
ďIf we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.Ē ~ Hippocrates
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