Hey and welcome. Goog luck on your journey. I struggle with some of the same things. I do not have kids but I am not happy with the body I have. When I lose weight its never enough. Spark is a great place to remind you of the things that matter. Through some of the article I am able to be happy with small goals.
Pounds lost: 32.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,433) Posts: 3,133 9/18/12 1:56 A
Well it's time for me to stop talking about losing weight it's time to do something about it. I am starting in the morning. I will be eating around 1500-1700 cal a day and I plan on working out alternating the transfirmer and weight training/running everyother day. I will take one day a week off. However I am not going to plan my off day because it always seems to find me. I will plan my weeks workouts and when life happens and I miss a w.o. It will become my day off. I joined this team looking for support. I have talked about it for so many yrs my family and friends are tired of hearing about it with little action. I started my weight loss journey 6 yrs ago weighing 237 lbs. I got down to 163 but stopped losing and started gaining. I am now at 187. I think my weight gain is all mental. I do not enjoy the person I see in the mirror. I thought weight loss would help my confidence and make me feel more attractive but as it turns out I just feel worse. I feel as if I will never be attractive again. I am in my early 30 and have two children , that I love deeply. They are worth every strech mark, but the body I am left with still saddens me, I can only partly blame the pregnancys as I have eating badly for yrs. I have every reason to succeed, my husband is very athletic and fit, he supports me 100%. Its hard sometimes because fitness and eating healthy is not a battle for my husband. He doesn't understand why this is hard for me. He is right I am the only thing standing in my way and I hope that is about to change. If anyone actully reads this thanks. Writing this is like helping to clear my head
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