Sounds like you have the right attitude! Focusing only on weight loss can be a great motivator in the short term; however, if we don't lose it as quickly as we'd like to, it can cause a lot of frustration. Also, (like I've done myself) after we reach our goal weight what will continue to drive us? I think you are looking at it the right way. Also - what a better way to teach our children than through example?
HI there just introducing myself as it seemed like a great idea. So I'm 30 years old (turning 31 in April) I used to be really active in my younger years and was in the NZ Army for just over 3 years. I have 3 children and am no longer with their father. I have always shed any weight gained after each child, however with my third child I shed all the weight & 10 kgs extra and when I started studying nursing (career change) my lifestyle changed and I've found it harder and harder to budge any weight. My goal this year is to build healthy habits above anything else and if I lose weight (which should be inevitable) then that will be a bonus. I also think its time I taught my children (by example) that healthy habits have so many benefits. I wish everyone all the best for 2011 & hope that I can be a support to others as well as gaining support from those who are possibly in the same boat as me :) thank you
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