I'm 38 years old. I've been married to my dh almost 13 years and have a 12 year old dd. The 3 of us share our home with 2 dogs and 3 cats. I homeschool dd and love to read and cook.
I gained weight after dd's birth and have tried lots of different things but never very successfully. I went through a period of intense self hatred because of my weight.For about a year I gave up weighing myself and just tried to accept myself and find things to like. I feel like I can't get into a restrictive weight loss mentality again and be a healthy person. I feel like I'm pretty positive about myself currently and don't obsess over numbers on the scale.
I think my diet is pretty decent these days. We cut out a lot of processed foods and don't eat out much. We try to have meatless meals several nights each week. I never really crave sweets but we limit those in our house anyway for dd who is a sugar fiend.
One of my biggest challenges has always been developing a habit of consistent exercise. Last month I started exercising every day for 1 hour. I feel good about sticking with it.