to the team.
I completely understand your frustration with your family. I too was a stay at home mom for 10 years. When I went back to work it was one of the biggest adjustments for my husband and my children, but here is what I learned...what's more important a perfectly clean kitchen and an exhausted me...or...an o.k. cleaned kitchen and a happier me. I found that once I let go of the little things like the kitchen not being perfect and allowed (or o.k. insisted) my family to start helping around the house I was able to relax a little more. They felt empowered and I felt a little less like I was drowning. Yes I still had to do a thorough clean on my days off, but the lion's share was spread out.
As for the rest...
This is a fantastic site to gain resources and support along our weight loss journey. I am relatively new to this site and have found it to be invaluable to me. I started with following the menu plan option. I was able to print out the weekly menu (and best of all the shopping list!!) and I put it in a binder and knew what I would be having every day. Once I got more confident in serving sizes and self control I was able to stop using the menu and just create my own.
I still use the daily tracker (believe me this makes a HUGE difference) and I purchased the SparkPeople Cook Book. I haven't made a meal yet that I haven't loved.
I won't lie and tell you that it's been a breeze, but I will tell you that being an active member with this team and others I have been able to stay motivated and to find support and advice whenever I feel my resolve waning.
Ask questions, make comments and participate as much as you can. You will reap benefits that you can't imagine.
I look forward to hearing your success stories.
And remember...I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foster
| Pounds lost: 17.4