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It’s time

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Nothing like a family trip to the beach to bring Mommy face to face with how far from fitness grace she’s fallen ... and to the inevitably ensuing tears. Long story short: I once lost 70 lbs with Spark and maintained it for probably a year or so. It was hard, especially with fibromyalgia, but I’d never felt better ... even despite the fibro. But two babies later, using the insatibale hunger that comes with breastfeeding as an excuse to eat with more or less wreckless abandon, and I’m back up 30 lbs and climbing. I feel pretty bad about myself, disappointed in all the hard work I’ve undone (because I DO. NOT. want to do it all again!) and pretty daunted by starting over. But my second child is close to weaning, which is when I packed on 10 lbs overnight with my first kiddo, so IT’s TIME. 1. Back to tracking my calories. 2. Back to finding time to squeeze in SOME kind of exercise. Biking to work is no longer an option with daycare pickup, but my plan is one or both of these two things: - get up at 5 a.m. for some time with my old friend Leslie Sansone; even a 15-minute walk is a good start - leave 15 minutes earlier and get off the train at a stop that allows me to walk the last mile or so in the morning 3. Watch the fat talk! My baby girl will pick up on it sooner than I think. (Ditto my son, but I’m honestly - fairly or not - more concerned about her in this regard.) I can do this! I’m not feeling very confident right now, but I know I can. I’ve done it before! And even though life is so so sooooo much different with kiddos, I know other moms do it too! I’ll take any pointers you’ve got, Sparkies!
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  • DDOORN
    For shedding pounds food is the perfect place to start. The common ratio is assumed to be roughly 80% of weight loss is determined by our food choices, 20% activity choices. I’d go so far as to say it’s been more like a 90 / 10 ratio for me.

    What is your food crack: yanno, the stuff you can’t control. For me it’s sugar and flour-based processed foods. Once I start I cannot stop! So they are disallowed in my home. Or if allowed for my partner or others, those foods are relegated to a cupboard I never use. I also determined t will not drink anything with calories. I prefer to CHEW my calories.

    Those two changes alone can bring about impressive weight loss! No sweat required!

    Don
    290 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    You have the advantage of having lost a bunch of weight before so you know what works. Just take it a day at a time and don't expect perfection. Try to plan easy, healthy meals. Keep lots of veggies and fruits in the house. Peanut butter is easy an healthy when you are pressed for time. Keep hard boiled eggs on hand. Eat some seeds and nuts when you are hungry. You can do this.
    290 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Nice to be reflective of where we are and where we were. On the beach is a good place to that. Have a great holiday weekend.
    291 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    You can do this. You haven't regained it all ( unlike me ). Just remember how good you felt and you can make it!!
    291 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Great plan, now work it!
    291 days ago
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