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Friday, May 08, 2009

I will be 38 years old next week and I want a new me. I want energy. I want to feel good. I have gained a lot of weight since becoming a SAHM. I have been able to accomplish many great things in my life, but I am still weight challenged. emoticon Why can't I get this? I really want to have a positive self image so I can pass that on to my daughter. I'm definitely a stress eater and I stress about everything! I hate to exercise, but strangely enough I love to sweat and work hard. I guess its just how out of shape I am that makes exercising so horrible. I hope I can get to a place where its difficult and I am getting a benefit, but I am not about to die and hating every second.

Today was my first day. I did a little cardio. I could have done more, but I will build up. I did not do so good with my food and learned a lot from the breakdown and graphs.

I am so looking forward to telling you all soon about my little accomplishments and reading about everyone else's for motivation.
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  • L.I.L.MOMMY
    If you've checked out the master it in may thread, you'll have seen that I am big on changing one thing at a time as to not get overwhelmed. Personally, I don't shoot for the spark ideals of 5 or more fruits/veggies, 8 glasses of water, 30 min exercise most days, eat within calorie ranges 7 days a week.

    I set minimums but continue to strive for better 3 f/v (at least one veggie a day), 2 cups of water (as I hate water), 20 min exercise (true cardio) 6 days a week or a total of 120 min weekly, stay within my calorie range 5 days a week. My minimums were lower until they became habit then I bumped them up a knotch and will continue to do so as each minimum becomes true habit.

    Often times I do much better than the minimums but there are those days when I have to push to meet the minimums. Those days, when I meet the spark ideal, I'm really proud of my accomplishments (banner days so to speak), but those days when I meet my minimums, I'm still proud because I pushed myself accomplished what I've set out to do and still come away feeling successful!

    I found by constantly striving for all of the spark ideals and not meeting them, I felt like a failure day after day and it definitely was effecting my weight loss efforts, so I devised that plan for myself and it helps. Everyone needs to find their own rhythm here, what works for them, try different things, see what works for you, tweak your plan and move forward!

    You too will find what works for you, then you will see success!
    3938 days ago
  • NATURALLYJJ
    Welcome! This site is amazing and you made a wise choice by not pushing yourself to hard on day one. Don't need to overdo it on day one to quit and start the vicious cycle all over again. The nutritional tracker is an invaluable tool. Keep going and soon you will be pushing yourself because it feels so good. It is a journey of self discovery, so take your time, love yourself, and enjoy!
    Jackie
    3938 days ago
  • CATHERINEKIRBY
    This is truly the biggest gift you can give your children. Seeing a healthy, happy mom is what they need to aspire to be healthy happy adults. Great job--- take it as seriously as you do their safety and your whole family will win. I have two high school daughters that could have weight issues. I didn't want to do it wrong, so I try to be an example. They still do not have weight issues even thou they could both be healthier with better choices. BUT, they don't have self esteem issues such as I did. So, give your family the gift of you being healthy, done the healthy way.

    Good for you,
    Catherine
    3938 days ago
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