Welcome! Keeping healthy snacks is a great idea, and regular, planned between meal snacks keep your metabolism up. Keep some healthy fats in your plan, and avoid fast carbs! The cravings will ease off!
Yes Kari, make changes in your eating and activity, that can become a way of life rather than chore. Eating properly and moving can help you get smaller and fitter and healthier. There are so many people here that are showing how it's done.
Marilyn Texas (MST) Using a Garmin VivoactiveHR Smartwatch to track all activity
Hi, My name is Kari. I am a Teacher, and I'm married to the man of my dreams, Kurt, and we have 2 beautiful daughters!! I've struggled with weight my entire life. I go through phases, where I pretend it doesn't bother me...but it does. Here is my story:
This journey began because of a belt! Yes, you read that right, a belt! I've been looking for a belt, for my favorite jeans f-o-r-e-v-e-r!! I finally found one!!! (this is not an easy task when you are as heavy as I am) So, it's Sunday morning, before church, I'm all excited to wear my new belt, and my favorite jeans, when I come to the realization that said amazing belt is too BIG to fit in the belt loops on said favorite jeans. Heartbreak!!! Silly?? Maybe, but it opened my eyes to see that I can no longer let this continue!!
So, the moment I tell myself I'm on a "diet", I get hungry. Not just a little, but starving, and craving everything I see!! With Sparkpeople, it's really helping me lose that mentality, and think of it as "health", not "diet".
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