Need help!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Okay, I need some help, some friends, etc... I not only want to lose this weight, I have to. I am 1 point away from being diabetic. I have been given a chance by my doctor to turn it around before I start on meds. I have absolutely no energy to exercise, so how do I motivate myself. All I want to do is sleep. I have cut pop 90% out of my life and have been drinking tons of water. I am eating healthier, but it is hard to do when you have to feed your family their food and still try to have money for all the fruits and vegetables you want. I have some here right now, but I can guarentee that by Tuesday they will be gone. I need help!!
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    Thank you all so much. As I do not know the ins and outs of the site yet, I do not know how to reply to each of you individually, but I will learn it. Your support means so much. emoticon
    2041 days ago
    Great acts are made from small deeds. Lao Tzu Remember your baby steps and build up to your major goals. Doing 10 minutes worth of exercise or taking a walk around the block can help jump start your exercise program. As for eating differently than the family, maybe you can encourage them to eat more healthily. I'm sure that you will do whatever it takes to keep from going on medication. Try to keep it simple and do what makes you feel good. The Leslie Sansone DVD idea is a really good one. I myself have Coach Nicole's Fit, Firm and Fired Up DVD that I do for 10 minutes daily. She works different muscle groups every 10 minute segment. There are seven targeted workouts and one 15 minute cardio blast workout on the DVD. It gets me moving. As for motivation, I go to the message boards for support and ideas. I find that I do better if I glean information from other sources. Wishing you great success with your goals. I know that you will do well, once you hit your stride. Take care and God bless, Deb
    2042 days ago
    In my life I have discovered that I really, really, really have to want to do something in order to be successful. For me, at one time in my life, it was to quit smoking. Now it is to lose my extra weight once and for all. I have found that if my heart isn't really in it then I won't succeed.

    If you really, really, really want to do this you will find the motivation from somewhere. Checking in with Spark People on a daily basis helps many of us stay focused and they always have great motivational quotes. Reading others blogs is another good place to find motivation

    As for your grocery budget - at my house what I make is what everyone eats! They may just have larger portions than I do, but the food is the same for all. Eating healthier will be better for all of your family and making 1 meal will be less expensive.

    Good luck on your journey and don't forget SP is a family. Just keep coming here and staying in touch.

    emoticon on little step at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself. Just set one goal for yourself at a time to start with.
    2042 days ago
    I tried to cook for me and cook for the family separate and it just didn't work. So I started cooking for all of us healthier. No more frozen potato options, instead we have frozen veggies baked, steamed, or fried up with seasoning. Then we eat a healthy meat option such as chicken breasts that are already cut in half before they ever make their way into the oven or broiler. It's a lot about portioning and huge about not sharing the families unhealthy options. Encourage yourself, love yourself, build your willpower and you can conquer anything!
    2043 days ago
    I understand about the food budget...it's really horrible how expensive fruit and veggies can be.

    Feeling tired - I'd recommend cutting out ALL caffeine. When I drank coffee in the past, I'd get tired mid-afternoon. I'd NEED caffeine to even get started in the day. When I quit caffeine, I had so much energy, I couldn't take a nap even if I seriously tried to!
    2043 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    Try going out and exercising for 10 minutes. If you can do more at that point, keep going! If not, 3 10-minute exercises a day is just as good as 1 30-minute exercise. Write down the reasons why you want to get fit (ie to avoid diabetes) and put it somewhere you can see in the morning. Schedule exercise in your day and stick to it, even if you don't want to. *hugs* I hope this helps!
    2043 days ago
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  • RICKI157
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    2043 days ago
    I shop at a discount grocery store. Do you have any close to you? There are always frozen veggies in a pinch.

    Motivation is a hard one. Sometimes I just make myself do things. I will regret not doing it but never regret doing it. I feel so much better afterwards. Good luck.
    2043 days ago
    As far as trying to spread a food budget for fruits and veggies- have you thought about starting a little garden? It would not only be a cheaper/ more fulfilling way of getting your healthy foods, but it would also get you out in the sun for some vitamins!!

    I know how hard it can be to have ZERO motivation to move. I have only recently lit a candle under my own butt to get moving. I would recommend trying something like a Leslie Sansone walking video- her workouts are effective, don't take much time, and are really easy for a beginner to follow through.

    I'll be thinking of you, wishing you the best. I know you'll do great if you can just find that first step. You've done a hard thing already in giving up soda.
    Knowing that you are one step away from being forced into medication is a good motivator.

    2043 days ago
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