Hi Heather, Welcome...I have to tell you, that I tried to loose weight by wishing it away, sadly to say, I failed!! Then I tried praying it away...still failed. It wasn't until I found that dark place (the one that kept telling me, you can't do this...it will be too hard, you'll fail...again) that was lurking inside me..and squashed it, that I started to make progress. I found this site and I also thought I would just watch, use others to motivate me. But then I wrote my first blog entry and it was all down hill from there...someone responded and I was hooked! I realized that I was not alone and this gave me the courage to continue on. That saying, that it's easier to do something in groups...it's true, I know I'm not in this by myself and if I need help or encouragement all I have to do is reach out. Now that you've reached out, you're on your way...we are all here for you and happy you are here. Tammie
I've lurked on this site on and off for a year or more, with the idea that this whole lifestyle change will happen with little to no effort on my part. I guess I thought everyone else's work will somehow transfer to me by osmosis??Obviously, I was wrong! I need to do a little work to get back on track.
Here are my quick stats:
- 37 year old working mom in Boston (work in Cambridge) - I have an almost 3 year old daughter, 17 year old stepdaughter, and a 19 year old stepson - I have a wonderful husband who supports my decisions and doesn't make me feel like I need to lost weight to make him love me more - I try my best to work to live, not live to work - I love to cook, but even better, love to eat my husband's cooking!
My first steps have been to get a streak going and start enjoying my life a little more. Already I've brought my lunch to work 3 days in a row, cut out sodas, and gotten at least 10 min of exercise each day since last Wednesday. And I feel a little happier! I'd say that's progress.
Good luck to all of you and I hope we can chat more about our progress together :) Heather
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