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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Just having a hard time getting back on track. I've regained a lot of what I had lost. Again!! I know that I am standing in my own way. I can't seem to just move out of the way. Keep getting caught up in the big picture: "Lifestyle change forever; have to exercise even though I don't want to take the time or make the effort, have to ignore the junk food that is always around (Hubby and son are junk food addicts, as well as me), more food prep and effort, cooking extra meals (hubby and son don't like the healthy meals I eat on plan) etc."
I know that the best thing for me to do is just take it 1 day at a time. I know I just have to do it and Stop making excuses. I know how to do it and what has to be done. I am just getting in my own way. I guess I keep looking at all the effort I have put in, in the past. The weight I have lost and regained time and time again. I want to get the weight off. I Need to get it off. I am always in pain from carrying around this excessive weight. I remember how much better I feel when I am at least 40 pounds lighter. I would love to become an athlete/exerciser. I just don't want to be bothered making the effort. Poor attitude. I know. I just get so tired during the day and don't feel up to making the effort after work.
Ideally, working out before work would be great. I tend to be a morning person. BUT I already wake up at 4:20 am for work and am lucky to get 6 - 61/2 hours of sleep a night. I just can't see cutting into my sleep any more than I already do. Going to bed any earlier really isn't an option as my hubby already gets aggravated with me for going to bed as early as I do. (we spend ALL our free time together and he doesn't have to get up for work before 7:30 am. He really wants me to be healthier without taking much time away from him).
In terms of my schedule, exercising after work would work best but by the time I make my 1/2 hour commute home (fighting road rage and stress inducing bad drivers) I find myself collapsing when I get home instead of making any effort to take care of myself. Then I stress to spark, prepare dinner, housework, shower, etc. before hubby gets home from work. Then he gets most of my time (except when cooking, making lunch, work prep. etc.) until bed time around 9:30/9:45 pm or so. Tha'ts why I rarely blog because I just don't have the time. Hubby is working right now (rare for a Saturday) so I found time to blog.
Anyway, it all comes down to me standing up for myself and to stop whining and just do it. Thank you for listening and always being here. Spark people keeps me sane. You all remind me that I am not alone in the fight against obesity & laziness. Spark people provides me with the tools I need to succeed. Now I just need to get out of my own way and just do it.
Move over Jackie. It's time to start eating healthier, and to start moving this body. I can commit to just 10 minutes. Right? I know once I do that, I will do more.
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    You can get this done sweet friend. Sit down and have a heart to heart with your husband and son. Do not be afraid to be brutally honest with them and ask them to help you.....
    1794 days ago
    Tell hubby and son to keep junk in a locked tool box. I did that to mine. As for exercise, start out slow, 10 min a day, and nothing you absolutely hate. Find ways to move that don't irritate you.
    1822 days ago
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    Keep Sparking. .....
    1823 days ago
  • PEAJAY26
    Jackie Ann--I too have a needy hubby and he has been a huge factor in my weight gain. I am looking at getting some walking in during lunchtime. Would that work for you? I am also hoping to eventually get some gym time in, hoping once he recovers from a freak accident that resulted in surgery that I can park him on a treadmill or bike for a few minutes during the week. Sometimes it helps if it becomes about him.
    Hang in there. We can do this.
    1824 days ago
    I can understand how eating healthier can be hard when the others want something different i think there was a recipe on this site or article suggesting little changes that can get you all on the same page. Try a speggeti squash with mixed veggies
    1824 days ago
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