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2/2/18 8:54 P

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look at those who look as I would look if I dont and imagine its me. Always makes me wanna do what I have to, There are some really rough looking fols out there who do nothing to help themselves

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1/29/18 12:08 P

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Hi Ries84, and welcome to SparkPeople -- you've taken a big step in the right direction by coming to this site! I agree with starting with small changes in your lifestyle; for instance, when you have a burger, just eat the patty (or the patty and half of the bun). Have a slice of whole-grain bread with peanut butter instead of chips for a snack. Most of all, use the nutrition tracker here to keep track of what you're taking in; it helps me with planning my meals for the day ahead of time, so that I can make sure the calorie (and nutrient counts) are within the right range. If your husband isn't too likely to do the cooking, take some time on weekends or whenever and cook up some healthy meals to stash in the freezer for a busier time. Focus on portion sizes more than feeling you have to deprive yourself of the foods you like to eat. Drink lots of water.

Do you have young children? If so, maybe you can make some time for active play with them. If your children are grown, maybe your husband would be interested in going for walks with you -- but if not, take some time to start doing some exercise that helps relieve the stress of your job. Listen to your favorite music or audiobooks while you exercise.

Join some of the teams here on Spark and share support with other members and join in the team challenges. Set up your Spark page so other members can learn more about you, give you positive reinforcement and send you Spark Goodies!

It isn't easy, but you can do it! It isn't selfish to take care of yourself, and focusing on a healthier lifestyle can feel very empowering. Most of all, don't allow anyone to sabotage your efforts. Best wishes for making 2018 your best year ever!

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1/28/18 6:35 P

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I think you have to decide what is the easiest thing that you can have control over as far as your health/losing weight plan and start there. If you don't have time to exercise, can you keep on track with your food calories? If you can't handle it all day, how about starting with one meal? Then move on to two meals. Since your husband is home, can he be the one to help put together healthy, measured out meals for when you're working?

"When the blues whomp you up on the side of the head, throw them to the floor and kick them out the door..." -- the B'52s

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,958
1/28/18 9:56 A

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Sounds like the relationship has run its course, and that you need to work less and take care of you more.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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1/27/18 3:15 P

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I need to figure out how to stay on track. I've tried dieting several times and for a few months it works...then I give up. Since being married (my second marriage) I've gained 50 pounds and my husband basically says he's not interested in me anymore unless I lose weight. I gave up for a while because of this, but decided I have to lose weight for myself (and my health to be around for my kids...I'm the only parent they have). I work insane hours sometimes (worked 499 hours overtime last year alone and it is a high stress job) due to the fact that my husband no longer works due to "medical" reasons (which I disagree with). How to stay motivated when you are so crunched for time and tired?

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