Whatever you do, don't give up on yourself. Know that you are always worth it. You can do it! Every little bit will help. The slower it comes off the longer it will stay off and it should be easier to learn, too.
Make little changes. Drink more water or measure your food. Eat more veggies, maybe one more per meal. Add a fruit or take away a treat. If you drink coffee or tea, switch the additives, like creamers/sugars. Try Splenda or Stevia.
Take a walk, lift some weights while watching T.V. Like I said, every bit counts. When you start to feel good about yourself, you will want to do more. When you walk to the fridge or pantry to get something you shouldn't, grab water or low fat cheese instead and wait 10 minutes. See if you still want it. Salsa is also a great snack with cheese.
I too felt what you feel! I started volunteering at a local gym and they now give me free membership! Going to a gym is what worked for me. Small changes Big results. Log calories Walk more Eat more veggies and fruits Read Find buddies You CAN do it but have to make the jump. BLESSINGS
current weight: 203.5
Fitness Minutes: (5,747) Posts: 318 7/13/12 11:26 A
I hope this is not too morbid but I was struggling with the same thing and it helped me...my son just completed kindergarten and he goes to a very small community based charter school (315 kids for K-8) I received an email Tuesday that one of the other kindergartners mom killed herself Sunday...my first instinct was to be sad but then I was very very angry that she was so selfish to kill herself because now her 3 kids (1st grade, 4th grade, 6th grade) will have to grow up without a mom and feeling as if they weren't a good enough reason for her to continue her life. It reminded me of the time just a few months ago that my doctor who was trying to give me a wake up call told me that I was killing myself by being so obese. There is no way in hell I will let my kids go through that because I was being selfish eating a whole pan of brownies or drinking a 2 liter of coca cola before lunch. I hope this helps you and I am sorry if I offended anyone but I needed to get this out in the open.
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"If you won't take care of you, who will?"
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Hey Vick, I hear you loud and clear. This is tough and the hardest part is finding a place to begin. It can be overwhelming to think of all the changes you want to make to be healthier and lose weight. So my suggestion is just to choose one thing to focus on at a time. A great one to start off with is tracking your food. But changing any habit is a step in the right direction. You could choose to focus on getting in all your water daily. Or adding 10 minutes of movement to your day. Do that for a week or two and then add another aspect to the routine. We don't have to do it all perfectly to see weight loss. We just have to start someplace and then never give up! Best to you.
Pounds lost: 19.2
Fitness Minutes: (22,779) Posts: 12,783 7/12/12 6:58 A
First I would start logging your food just to see how many calories you are taking in with a day and then go from there. You might be able to cut down on the portions that you eat to help with the weight loss side of it. I too know what you mean and battle the same problems with the kids. I am also batting with me heels hurting severely right now and not getting much done. Good luck to you.
Cherly I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13
Pounds lost: 21.6
Fitness Minutes: (176) Posts: 21 7/12/12 1:57 A
I know that I want to lose weight, but for some reason just can't do it. I try numerous ways to diet and less. I read numerous of articles to change my thinking when it comes to eating and proper foods shopping. My workouts never last long between my 2 active boys and my work and pulling extra hours. I can't seem to keep a routine going that I can stick too. Some please help MOTIVATION IS MUCH NEEDED.
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