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Welcome to SP! This is a great, supportive place. You are so right - We need to set the example for our kids by how we eat, the weight we maintain, etc. Plus, getting our kids involved with us on walks and playing outside is fun & helps us all. Good luck with your journey!
Hi Tina Marie,
I am a Tina Marie also. I was laid off from my job in November and just denied a job I thought I had. I am in school as well and have gained 15 unwanted lbs. Eating too much is a bad habit. I don't know the right answer other than look back at what has worked for you before. A lady I know said she lost 125 lbs from walking 3 miles a day. I walked 3 yesterday and felt great. I am sick today and that discouraged me and all I want to do is eat. I live with my parents and my Mom buys bad foods (sweets, icream, white bread, whole milk) all the things I try not to eat. I was a chubby kid and I don't remember why I was that way. I played a lot outside, we didn't have computers and I hate normal like my brothers and sisters and I never ate sweets. I do remember loving to eat potatoes and home made pizza.Maybe that's the culprit. It really is about calories in, calories out. Walking is free and easy on your bones. I will be 44 on Sept 25th, so I need easy on the bones. Good luck. It will come to you when you really want it!
go to www.meetup.com for real groups and have fun. I do following; "The Greensboro Salsa Group, The Greensboro Singles Activities Group, Greensboro Social Outings, The Greensboro/Triad Wine Meetup, Triad Hiking and Outdoors Group, Triad Web Meetup Group, Triangle Soul Mind Body Medicine Meet-up Group, Triangle Wine Enthusiasts (TWE). Oh what fun we have.
My name is Tina I am 47 years old. I was recently laid off from my job and since then have put on some unwanted pounds. I have come to realize that I am an emotional eater. Any suggestions from other members will be appreciated and well receivec. I recently returned to school to finish up on my bac. degree. I am having some difficulty using the computer, microsoft office and finding reseach for assignments seem to be consuming far too much of my study time...suggestions? Also, I have a 7 yr old daughter who is over weight, I have been attempting to help her to lose.. I decided that losing weight by example will be the best way to go. I am looking forward to interacting with other members, speaking about our "stuff" with others who have these things in common...I can't wait !!!!