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Calling for HELP!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am calling out to all my Spark People Friends- I need HELP!!! emoticon
I have had a really hard time getting back into the swing of things. I KNOW I am an emotionally eater and I have truly been LOTS of emotional eating emoticon
Why I emotional:
1. I am not working and I am really concerned about not finding another job BEFORE my unemployment runs out in September
2. I have little to no summer clothes since all my summer clothes were from last year. This is when I finally got into a size 12 and my post baby body is more like a 16/18 emoticon
3. Did I mention that my post pregnancy is a 16/18!

The last time I started my weight lost journey I was not working but I also used this time to work out and be active. This time is harder since I have a little one to contend with so working out is a lot harder. I just can't seem to motivate myself to even do 20 minutes while he resting or playing! He is a few weeks shy of 6 months and so I know its time for me to get back into the healthy living/ weight loss journey before its too late emoticon

So I am going to try to start out small.
Goals for July
1. TRACK,TRACK & TRACK again- no matter what I eat I need to track my food intake. This helped me lose the 60 pounds before so I know this works emoticon
2. Set some time aside to be active- time to dust off my workout DVD and weights. I have cut out some workouts I can do with baby as a weight and I will be doing that during our play time. Maybe it will tire him out too emoticon
3. When I feel like doing my emotional eating do SP instead. Get back to the site that has helped me so much.

Today is a new day so I am going to make it count. Any help or words of encouragement is appreciated
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    I saw your post on the Fab by 40 team page and want you to know that you have support there! I have a 2 year old and also struggled to lose while being stuck at home. I would recommend drinking lots of water and going for lot of walks...fresh air tires out babies. :). It helped me to try lots of different exercise DVDs from the library, and then I purchased a couple of my favorites. Keep trying different things (schedules, exercises, foods) you will find something that works for you! Good luck!
    1739 days ago
    Hey Girl,

    I feel your pain and I am her to support you, I lost my job and was lucky enough to find one just 3 weeks later but make less then 1/2 of what I was making. I have not been able to start loosing again and have been on this plauteau for quite sometime and frankly I am sick of it. I finally asked my husband for help and you know that took a lot, so yes I am with you, lets track every bite, taste and lick. emoticon Lets visit and motivate each other to goal.

    I got your back.

    1739 days ago
  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
    Hey girl
    I'm with you, I am all over the place with bad food choices and no exercise. I'm getting back on track as I read your blog. Hang in there, we are going to get in gear and get on track to get this done. emoticon emoticon
    1739 days ago
    Your goals are very good and doable. I would recommend logging in each day, tracking every morsel, and try to get a steak going of 10 min of fitness daily. emoticon
    1739 days ago
    emoticon It takes one day at a time and sometimes one moment at a time! One good decision will lead to another and another and another. Instead of eating when upset, find another activity to do. I drink a glass of water and if I'm able, to go for a quick 10 minute walk. This way you eat well and get your exercise in.

    Logging is vital, at least for me. Log your nutrition, log your exercise, "log in" for support from your sparkfriends, keep blogging, and keep at it! It's not easy, but so worth it!
    1739 days ago
    Small goals are the only goals that matter, so you are on the right track. Being healthy and making changes is just a series of choices, one at a time, that add up to success. I have struggled with emotional eating as well, and one thing that has helped me in the past is asking myself what I'm hungry for--usually it's not food. Sometimes it is comfort or security or a friend or some other need that isn't being met. Just keep asking yourself what you're really hungry for, and keep making good choices, one at a time. :)
    1739 days ago
    Your plan is spot on! Keep at it! Emotional eating is hard (I'm really struggling with it today too), but we can overcome this!!
    1739 days ago
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