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Environment and weight loss

Monday, September 13, 2010

I have really noticed how environment can really sabotage your weight loss efforts. My life is loud and busy. I manage to fit ten minutes in the day for me but I am not sure if it really helps me out. I have three kids under five and i do everything for them. I love them. I couldn't imagine life with out them. My boyfriend works too many hours and is usually tired. I have to make sure he is ready for days at work too. I'm sure he is able to do things like make a lunch, but he would not do if he had to. My stress level is high everyday and I must say it plays a large portion on my weight loss efforts.

Before kids I actually weighed 220 pounds. For health reasons I was able to get myself to lose 85 pounds. Then I had kids. Really I just need to lose 25 pounds and i cant seem to do this round so easy. Just feel like I cant accomplish anything. Hey I celebrate taking a shower uninterrupted. I remember a time when doing my hair and make up could take an hour. Now I rock the momma do. Which for me is washed, unbrushed and thrown in a bun(or else it would just get pulled.)

I think at this point in life that I need to just focus on having a positive attitude and managing my stress. I think I can honestly say that environment and self esteem are some of the largest saboteurs of weight loss and healthy lifestyle habits.
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  • EMAVERICK
    If you can get out where you can watch the kids while talking to other adults, in a park or something, it will help a bunch.
    3777 days ago
  • AMBOMAE82
    I can totally relate! I have three boys ages 5, 4 and 1. They are such a handful! It can be so difficult sometimes, but so rewarding!
    3777 days ago
  • no profile photo JAPOPE1
    oh i agree...environmental stress plays a huge role in our successes and setbacks...

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    3777 days ago
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