There are many ways to prepare fruits and veggies that are easy to eat. Juicing, steaming, etc so don't use that as an excuse. Just making small changes will get you to your goal, but first you need to realize that you can do it and You Are Worth It! Hugs
My name is Nadine and I live in Winter Haven, Fl
current weight: 161.4
Fitness Minutes: (29,420) Posts: 6,763 3/4/14 1:41 P
Its challenging for me to eat veggies because my obsession with pop weakened and then a car accident shattered most of my teeth. I have only 6 in the front on the bottom, none on top. I had, at one point, a plan to get dentures, but then my husband broke his back in a snowmobiling accident and that shot my tooth plan out the window. So eating foods that are too hard or crunchy is painful. But cheeseburgers are nice and soft! LOL I am working to find healthy soft alternatives to crunchier more painful options.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (140,721) Posts: 8,638 3/3/14 4:26 P
We all have a love affair with food or we would not need to be on this site. The trick is to eat healthy rather than crap. Eat large green salads, veggie stir frys, etc. Sometimes I can hardly believe the volume of what I ate but most of it is so healthy I could open my own health bar. Streaks are a good way to incorporate these ideas. Start a 8 glasses of water streak, a 7 or 8 veggie streak, a walking streak etc. You love your kids and they will copy your actions. Some moms have seen how when their weight goes up so do their teens. You don't want that!!!!!!!!!!!! Yours are still young enough that you can show them a good way to eat. Do it for the love of .............This is so important.
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
current weight: 129.9
Fitness Minutes: (29,420) Posts: 6,763 3/3/14 2:15 P
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I was in denial about just how much bigger I was. I recently went to the doctor and got a weight. The number made me want to cry. 270. Yeah, that's not good. So it is time for a change. I joined the sparkpeople website at this time last year, but didn't participate for very long. I just have a love affair with cheeseburgers that is hard to deny. I am ready for a change. None of my clothes fit. I don't want to buy a bunch of fat-girl clothes to make myself feel better about my chubrolls. I want to get rid of the chubrolls. But I am realistic. I have been quite sedentary for at least a year, so I know that I have to start out slow. It took me a long time of pounding down little debbies a box at a time to put the weight on, so I know that it is going to take longer to make the weight come off. I am starting with a 16-minute "Miracle Mile" aerobics walking workout that I found on youtube. I have done that every day for a week now. I was thinking that I should add in something else, perhaps a 10 minute pilates core strengthening exercise, but I think I am going to stick with just the aerobics for another week. I don't want to do too much too fast, or I will scare myself off the whole process. I also have been trying to make healthier choices when it comes to food, but I have not gone all-out diet mode on my food. Yesterday my husband ordered a cheeseburger, mozzarella sticks, and ham and cheese balls from the local burger shop. I went with a chef salad, and felt good about it, even though I will admit I stared longingly at his burger while he was mowing it down. I did steal a few of the ham & cheese balls. Baby steps! I guess I should talk a little about what I do. I am a wife (duh) and mother of 3 wild children, Laura (9), Mato (5), and Sara (4). Mato is actually my boy's middle name, he is Ian Mato, but we call him Mato, which means bear in Lakota (my husband is from the Rosebud Sioux tribe). Laura is in 3rd grade, Mato is in an ECSE (early childhood special education) program, and Sara is in a 3-year-old school readiness class and an ECFE (early childhood family education) class. I am a full time on-line student with Rasmussen college, working toward my RHIT in Health Information Management. My husband works full time day shift at a steel manufacturing job. I take Sara to her classes 2 days a week at the school, which is like 4 blocks away from our house. Our family has only one vehicle that my husband uses for work during the day, so Sara and I walk to school and back. It is winter in Minnesota, and cold, so I usually pull her in the sled while she is wrapped in blankets. That has been the only exercise I have been getting for a while now. I am addicted to Mt. Dew and Pepsi. I know they are freaking horrible for a person, but I just love them. One of my goals is to STOP all of the pop, but like my exercising I am working up to it. I used to drink a 2 liter of either Dew or Pepsi every day. I am making a conscious effort to drink more WATER and less JUNK, but I refuse to give up my coffee. I did flavor my coffee with equal for a wile other than sugar, but then I started reading about aspartame and what a horrible thing that is, so I went back to plain old sugar. I want to lose weight, but I also want to keep my love affair with food. I know that that is not possible, but in a perfect world wouldn't we all be skinny and able to eat everything that tastes wonderful all of the time? Maybe that's just the fat girl in me talking. I think I am done rambling for now. If you like my ramblings I blog on this site too, and no one has ever read them. You could be the first!
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