Glad to meet another wife that is at home with her family. I agree with OH. It is very important to keep a log of your activities and nutrition. When you do, you learn so much about yourself and your habits. It a good habit that will help to keep you motivated, accountable, and consistent. It's that tool that will always remind us that we are taking small steps each and every day toward our larger goal and it's working!
Keep on sparking!
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. -- Jim Rohn
It's great to have you on board. You mentioned that you have had a hard time maintaining a steady weight. Have you found consistent monitoring (i.e. weighing & recording) of your food intake to be helpful? Most folks, including myself, find that once they discontinue weighing out meals and/or keeping a food diary, the pounds slowly creep back on. Just a thought.
Hello, Ladies! Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Melanie. I live in Hyattsville. I'm 33, married, a Stay at Home mom to one beautiful little man, J. I've been on the journey to health since he was born in 2007. I am literally half the woman I used to be, but am finding maintenance extremely difficult. I hit my goal weight and then began a cycle of gaining and losing, because I don't know how to just "stay".
I love exercise and fitness-- mostly running and am learning to love strength training. I almost always work out at home or if the weather is nice and hubby is home, I'll go to the Arboretum in DC or Buddy Attick for a run.
I am pretty shy and struggle with meeting people IRL. I'd love to actually meet some of the people that I have shared this journey with. (But, it scares me too...)
Peace and Blessings lovelies!
Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt
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