Welcome to the HBP team, FIVEALIVE95 ! There are a lot of different reasons why we overeat -- stress, boredom, depression, fear of change... but in the end it really comes down to making a choice to do what is necessary to be healthier and be able to do the things we want to do. I would suggest writing down the reasons that you want to lose weight, and keeping that list where you can see it. In my case, I finally got fed up with hating to see photographs of myself (and feeling as though I was ruining any family photos that were taken), as well as not being able to do a lot of activities that I used to enjoy, and wondering, every time I got on a plane, if this was the time I would have to ask for a seat belt extension... Since I joined SP 5 months ago my progress has not been as fast as I would like, but I AM making progress, and this is really the first time I have ever thought I could keep working at it until I get to my goal weight (and then maintain that weight).
Take one day at a time and don't try to change everything at once, and above all DO NOT try to compete with your husband or anyone else... you don't have to be perfect, but if you use the nutrition tracker here and follow the calorie recommendations, and work on increasing your physical activity, you WILL see results. Being active on the discussion boards can be very motivating, as can joining in on a "challenge," whether for physical activity or healthy eating. I would also encourage you to set up your own Spark Page, so that we can get to know you a bit better (and also send you the occasional "spark goodie").
Best wishes, and remember that we are here for you!
Edited by: SANDYBREIT at: 2/11/2013 (01:22)
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