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Why not decide to take blocks of time for exercise without family demands? Someone determined that "kids need this, husband needs that," and someone can determine something else. Is your husband at this moment posting a message, "kids need this, wife needs that?" Enlist him to assume his half of the equation so that you can have an hour a few times a week for what you need. The big oaf. (I'm kidding. About his being an oaf, not about staking your claim.)
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It is possible that if you spend a little bit more good "quality, fun time" with your little one then he will become less needy, and so give you more time in the long run. This is where the little explorations (= extra exercise), or on your non-work day do a little bit of simple "healthy" baking where your children can "help". This way they learn that food is made, not out of a packet (not implying that that is how you eat, but often convenience foods are), AND you spend important time with them.
Does your daughter have a bicycle? That is a good, fun way to help with exercise in a child, if you live in an area where that is a practical solution. Good luck.
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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post. I appreciate the ideas. I do work full time and I have two children age 11(who is also overweight). I also have a 3 year old. Now he is the one that makes it extemely difficult. He is very very needy. Doesnt even like my to use the bathroom with the door closed. I realize he is old enough now to have to through his little fit and get over it so that I may function myself, but just to show an example of his attention needs. So this will be an obstacle for me.My daughter is ready to excercise. She is uncomfortable with her weight. So, I will give this a try. Again, thank you for your ideas. Good luck with your progress. I see this has really paid off for you and that you are really sticking to it. Wow that is great. Good wishes to you
Hi HEARTS75 - welcome to our team, and congratulations on your first post!
It is 2:45a.m. here - I have been asleep for a couple hours, then woke - and now can't get back to sleep, so here I am.........!
Something little for you to remember: Weight (more or less) doesn't make a person a better parent or a better person. That comes from within!
Weight (more) CAN make a person an unhealthy person, tho' and an unhappy one.
Just start off slowly - baby steps. The nutrition doesn't require "time" per se, but you appear to have problems with time for exercise. This is what I do - because of skeletal problems, not time, tho' but it can work in your case.
Most of my exercise is done by getting my groceries from the car (in small bags, one each hand) and walking briskly in and out the house bringing them in, and then putting them away one at a time. I have all my laundry folded at one end of the house, and I put them all away one at a time also. By doing this I can clock up quite a bit of walking - sometimes if my body allows it - half an hour in one hit. Other times I do it in smaller increments. Apart from a 1hr per week mat Pilates class, that is all the structured exercise I get. For me it is a win/win situation, because it doesn't seem like exercise doing that, but then it doesn't seem like housework, either.
If you can't even find time for doing it that way, then any little extra mobilisation is better than no extra. Perhaps going to the toilet a little more often; walking 2-3 times extra per day to the letter box, etc. It will all add up.
You don't mention how old your children are, but if they are quite young, perhaps you could include them in your exercise - take them for a walk somewhere - to a park maybe, or on a neighbourhood exploration - for bugs, leaves, etc. By doing that it will give you and the children more "family" time!
It has been shown that members who remain active on the message boards are more likely to achieve their goal, and to maintain after, than those who try to go it alone. I look forward to seeing you on the boards.
"Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already."
So, here I am late at night. Kids are sleeping and Ive got this great idea that if I could just lose weight I could stand looking at myself again. I would be a better mother and a better person. Maybe then I would even be happy. Great motivations speech but, by tomorrow kids need this huband needs that,work all day, and before you know it,I am on the computer late at night. No excercise for me. Well just a little hope by doing this, I will finally find a way to make this work for me.
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