Why can't I start!?!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I feel like I am in a pool of water and something is holding me under. I can't get motivated enough to get back on the wagon. Okay, well it is not just motivation. I feel like I can't afford it right now. With the economical times and having 4 kids. It is hard enough to pay bills and come up with money to feed everyone. So I feel like I can't afford to spend the little extra for fruits and veggies. I want to eat all natural with nothing out of a box but I feel strapped. HELP!! I keep saying this to myself. I look at my fat belly in the mirror and I cry. Literally. My husband just tells me to do something about it. But how? I have been trying to exercise more. It is hard to get the motivation to get going but I have been doing little things here and there. I took my kids bike riding. I only lasted about a half hour but I DID IT!! All by myself with all 4 kids. Then another day we walked to the library from my husbands work. So I am doing small things here and there. I don't see any losing though. I know it is all in the eating. I am trying to cut down portion size and have been drinking more water. But I still feel like I am gasping for air....
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    Sounds like you have your hands full ~ but with some thought and planning you will succeed. I would recommend you make a big batch of soup that you can keep in the fridge and have for quick meals. Check out the quick and easy taco soup recipe posted on my spark page. Also, oatmeal for breakfast is cheap and nutritious and I even have it for lunch sometimes. Keep up the good work and all the best to you. Hugs, Rhonda
    3269 days ago
    Thank you all for the comments and great advice and motivation. I am here today. I am taking it a day at a time and I also was thinking that I am going to start a mini goal instead of the large picture. That might make things a little easier. I have 120 lbs to lose. Sooooo....Maybe I should aim for 15 or maybe even 10. Baby steps...
    3269 days ago
    Stay positive! Motivation and consistency can be hard to achieve but not impossible. I understand we all have priorities that come first, I too have a son and feel that he leaves no time for me to focus on myself. But little by little you can find the time and energy. Try to get a buddy here. I noticed that this is a feature on your SP page, also try to make healthy choice instead of expensive ones. You don't' have to be perfect, remember this is a life change and you adjust things as you go along. I now is hard to stay committed and motivated when there is so much going on, but keep the faith and don't lose hope. When you feel down, get support and try to do something to change your mood. If you husband is so concerned about your weight, then ask him to support you. He can stay home with the kids while you go for a walk along, so that you can not only exercise but also get so much needed R&R.
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    Comment edited on: 7/12/2009 10:06:41 AM
    You are doing it and little steps count toward the end goal. Most of us want to do it to perfection and if we cannot do it ALL the RIGHT way, our minds do not allow us to get the power from the small changes we are making. It is the compulsive in us, kiknda like eating 5 m and m's and thinking well, blown it for today, might as well contiue to eat. You sound like you are doing great with 4 kids AND juggling your commitment to wellness. Be kind to yourself and keep on doing it!
    3269 days ago
    Hang in there! I, too, have been having trouble sticking with it. I refuse to give up, however. I believe the key to success is team support and continual absorption of positive, reinforcing literature, such as all the materials that are available to you here, FREE! Don't give will come. You ARE making progress! Be easy on yourself. emoticon
    3269 days ago
    It is alright! You are taking little steps at a time! You are moving forward even if you don't see it right now! I understand feeling strapped for money. I just watch all the sales I can. I started getting the Sunday newspaper to get coupons! That has helped me afford some extras. I don't think anybody could take away my skinny cow ice cream now! LOL!
    3269 days ago
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