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Hi Robin and WELCOME!! good advice you got already!!
Thank you. It's nice to hear that even though I don't have time to go at this full-force it can still pay off. I wish I had more hours in the day. But don't we all?
Greetings Robin - glad to have you onboard!
Wow you sure have a full plate. All the more reason to find some time just for you!!
Moving slow is good!! Just remember The Tortoise and The Hare - it takes slow, steady steps to win the race!!! And really, a healthy lifestyle is a process - more of a journey than a destination. Making gradual changes - ones that are reasonable, doable and sustainable for the long run will lead to the permanent results you're hoping for.
Here are a few articles that you may find helpful.
"How to Start Eating Healthier" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
"Feeling a Little Mixed Up About Your Diet" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
"The Portion Distortion Guide" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
"Small Bits of Fitness Add Up"
We are here for you! Recent surveys have shown that participants in Message Boards lost more weight and stayed with their program longer than non-participants so come by as often as you can. Here at SparkPeople you'll find all kinds of motivation and support - people who have similar goals as you do - we are all taking this journey together and we truly want to see each other succeed!!
Wishing you the best as you work on becoming healthier and more fit!!!
Moving More! Eating Less!
Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!
Hi. My name is Robin. I am a 32-year-old single mom to 4. My oldest is almost 14 and my youngest is 18-months. I work part-time at Old Navy and go to school full-time at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. I have been overweight my whole life, but became obese with my first pregnancy. I didn't gain any weight with the other three pregnancies, but I still haven't lost the weight from the first one.
I don't really have any kind of support system around me, so I'm counting on you to help. I need all the support I can get. I am addicted to food. I love it. I don't think that I'm an emotional eater, I just like food. I need to start eating healthier and watching my portions.
I joined a gym a couple of months ago, and was attending regularly. Since school started back for me and the kids, I have been too busy to go. So, I'm wasting my money. The kids love going with me because they love to swim. I just think that I need to readjust my life. I don't think that my priorities need to be changed, just that I need more organization so that I have more time. (If that's possible.)
Anyway, it's nice to meet you!!