Hi Priscilla, Great priorities. I believe that the plainer you make your priorities for yourself, the more likely you are to achieve them. If the goal is feeble or iffy - there's no way you'll achieve it AND make it stick.
Do you have anyone who can help you to "cast off" the work stuff - apart from close family? Sometimes it helps to have a "rant mate" - just so you can download outwith the home place and home people. I know I can rely on my DH for help, but only when I get him properly sorted out - and that can raise as much stress as I'm trying to get rid of. Whereas, there are a few very special friends I've made here on SP, and on another site called FlyLady, where I know I can go and vent, sometimes with a vengeance! There are loads of friends here where I can have an everyday vent, nobody comes back and is judgmental outwith what you can cope with.
If you want a rant mate - le6 me know, and I'll cope with it. And maybe even manage to send some messages back - which may or may not be helpful, but you can let me know once you've calmed down and thought about things
Christine in Scotland, UK BST
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Hello. My name is Priscilla. I'm 48, soon to be 49. I tried this website before and lost 25 pounds. It was great until I started back to work. I gained it all back and then some. My biggest problem is not eating right and not making the time to track. Another thing I realized when I lost the weight was I had to obsessively focus on weight loss. It seemed to take over my life, which I'm not happy about. I definitely want my faith to come first, then me and family, then work. Work seems to insist on my priority though and I'm not happy about that either. I hope this time I can keep it off and still have a life. God bless you all and thank you once again Sparkpeople people :)
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