Whoo had an awesome weekend. My husband was home from out of town. (he was gone for 2 weeks for work) We traveled and visited our daughter who is in college and went out to eat. I did good I ordered a half portion of my meal and was completely satisfied! I did however have a piece of homemade apple pie that I made but was able to maintain my weight. Hubby left again this morning for out of town but he has been a great support to this new adventure! Started this morning out with a cup of green grapes and bottle of water. (I am not a breakfast eater) Hubby left for out of town again this morning so I have high goals while he is gone. I have started walking 2 miles a day and doing a Julianne Michaels SHRED IT video. Staying positive! Have a great day all!
This is my 1st day logging and am looking for support to help me get on my way. I am a mother of 3 and have been heavy since my 1st child at the age of 18. I feel that I have lost my youth in way. Shopping sucks as the cute clothes are never in my size. My husband is supportive and tells me he loves me no matter what, but he has a job that keeps him physically fit and sexy. I feel that I have always given to my family and not myself but on the other hand I am not an athlete. I enjoy walking but finding the time between work, house, financial responsibilities, our younger daughter who has special needs, and chores I seem to get pooped out before I can start. I want this part to change. I work for my husbands family in a family owned and operated business. I love my job and am 75% of the time by myself in the office, where there is no to low physical activity most of the day. Stress is always present as the older generation of the business is always complaining or seems to have a demand or I can't do this attitude. I am 4 days post-op liposuction surgery to where I am questioning if I did the right thing. I know I need to change my diet and get into some sort of exercise routine. However, I don't know where to start. I have been watching my sodium intake and am trying to eat healthy foods and drinking a ton of water to help the swelling and keep my body hydrated. I feel that I took the easy way out but actually the liposuction procedure did not take off as much as I wanted. And I have a long road ahead as the swelling will take some time to go down and before I will see the true results. I don't want to go backwards and am looking for a support group to keep me on track with the new me.. I would appreciate any comments anyone has.View Thread
Nice to meet you Judy! I want to thank everyone for being so welcoming! I am trying really hard to eat right and drink lots of water. I think the 1st week is going good and am trying to stay as positive as I can! One day at a time! Thanks again!View Thread
Thanks for so much for the positive feedback this is really what I needed. It is so nice to finally have someone else to converse with on these issues. All of you have given me a great start and I am happy to be with you! Have a great day everyone!
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Good video! Having a daughter with special needs really brings into perspective how strong your faith really is. I am a very religious person. My husband and myself have had many challenges in the past 15 years with our youngest daughter to where our faith was also challenged. I do agree with the video that the inside of the cup needs to be for me. I need to fill that cup to continue to overflow it and give to my family. Thanks so much!View Thread
I am under doctor care yet as I have my 1st post-op appointment this Saturday. I am anxious to talk to him. I did reply to Laura response to my cry out yesterday, I actually have lost a couple pounds this week and was told not to expect this at all. So there is a positive point. I have done alot of research on the web to try to decide which foods will be best for me to start my challenge out with and I actually walked 2 miles today. I am feeling great after the procedure, but just needed to get some extra "You Can Do It!" support. I am drinking tons of water I am not a coffee drinker and have cut pop out altogether also I feel this is why I lost those couple pounds this week. Thanks response I appreciate it!View Thread
Thanks for your response I didn't even want to write that I had liposuction, my biggest fear is that people will judge the procedure and not the reasons I had for doing it. I am not planning on gaining the weight back and actually have lost a couple pounds this week post-op which I was told not to expect. I have really tried hard to find new meal plans and have started to add some additional exercises into my day. I am proud of these things but I think yesterday I was feeling bad about myself that I should have been stronger and not had to have the surgery. But I needed to get ahead and set a goal to look forward to. Does this make any sense? I know that I am not going to change over night and that this will be a process I need to take one step at a time but I am hoping that talking with others who I can support and get support from will help me achieve my goals. I have no girlfriends - I became a mom at a very early age and my friends all said I messed up and went on their mary way. Which is fine. I am so proud of what I have. I married my highschool sweetheart and we have had 3 wonderful children, and are financially stable which if you go by the statistics things in my situation rarely work like this.View Thread