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Where do I go from here?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I need to get healthy. It seems like the only support I have is my 4 year old. Taser is always wanting to take turns working out, encouraging me to make healthy decisions when I am eating and drinking. Taser does not understand that what seems like a two second turn exercise turn only annoys me. My husband and mother-in-law encourage me to get healthy with words. But their actions says something entirely different. At one point I was having to cook four meals at each meal time. So at best I need to set down meal time rules. Not sure how to do that just that I want more for my life than to be the family cook and dishwasher. Especially when even if you fix everybody their own special meal they still usually refuse to eat it.

The next issue I had last time I was trying to get healthy was that SparkCoach was making me mad daily. I had signed up for SparkCoach trying find enjoyable ideas for getting healthy. In the beginning SparkCoach was giving me all kinds of ideas and was really helpful. By the time I gave up on getting healthy SparkCoach had moved past trying to help me get healthy and was trying to motivate me to get motivated. I mean really there is no point in trying to motivate someone to do something that they do not want to do. I want cool new food ideas and activities that would give me something to look forward to. Not just another person nagging at me about getting motivated.

The final issue I had was trying to exercise. If I exercise when Taser is up I spend more time waiting to exercise than exercising. But if I wait until he goes to bed I do not get to spend time with my husband.

So where do I go from here? I have considered trying Jenny Craig to help get the weight off. Then I could figure out where to go from there. My husband said know to that he feels like that would be unfair to me because I could not eat what everyone else is. But my thought is I do not have to eat it at every meal. Think it would be a lot better for me than the take out food they like. And I don't think it could taste much worst.

I would appreciate any ideas you could give me.
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    I have some walk at home videos I use to do. I quit doing them because I could not get Taser out from under my feet long enough for me to walk. I think I will try them and see if he will give me enough room to do the videos.
    2153 days ago
    I cook only healthy food and meals for myself and cook enough to feed all five of us and if they eat it fine...and if they don't that is fine also...I don't care.
    2153 days ago
    I tried spark recipes. I have been having a little luck with "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. But even then everything is so complicated as far a what everyone can eat. Then you add in what the will eat. And even if you fix them what they want they still find something to complain about. I think a lot of the problem is I married into a very pampered family. They are use to going out to eat all the time. Then everyone gets what they want and if you are not happy with the meal that will do what is required to make you happy. Its just frustrating.

    I occasionally manage to get Taser to go for a walk with me or even a bike ride. But the eliptical trainer is his favorite form of exercise. He enjoys nature trails but that takes lots of time and good weather.
    2153 days ago
    It is hard for me to exercise as well. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old. It seems my whole life revolves around taking care of the children and my husband. I also work graveyard shift, so most of the morning is trying to sleep. I have decided to slip exercise in during my sleep time. It always makes me sleepy to exercise. I have something called POTS which is a syndrome that makes exercise almost impossible due to passing out and fatigue.

    My husband is also encouraging in words, but secretly I think he is afraid of me losing weight... and sabotages me with guilt... buys me chocolates ect..

    I figure that just to do a little more than I do now will be an improvement!
    Best wishes to you!!
    2153 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2013 7:29:33 PM
  • LESLEE33
    Since your boy likes to workout with you, why don't you try walking with him, put him in a stroller or wagon, that way you can get a workout in, and will still be able to spend time with husband.
    Food wise, have you tried any of the spark recipes? Instead of making many different meals, try making something healthy that the whole family can enjoy. You can put a healthy spin on anyone's favorite dish, even if it's just swapping out ground beef for ground turkey or chicken.

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    2153 days ago
    I did the Cambridge diet, which was very similar to Jenny Craig. Yes, I did lose weight, but it didn't teach me portion control, and it left me unable to eat normally. It's not a real lifestyle change, it doesn't teach maintenance. It cost me a lot of money, and within six months from goal weight, I was heavier than when I started.
    2153 days ago

    i lost 44 pounds by giving up sugar and grain products at age 61.
    2153 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
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