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Old 03-03-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default New member, ready to go! Just need a little push.

Hello all. I posted last night on the support thread, and then went searching for this thread. I am a WAHM married to my US Marine who's never home, and mommy to my little guy who is 21 months. I also have a daughter from a previous marriage living with her daddy.

When my daughter was barely 1, (now 5) I found this site, and found the support I needed to lose the weight, and maintain it until 2003. I've gained weight since being put on bed rest with my son, well over 2 years ago. Not just a little weight either. My husband is very thin, and eats alot of fried foods, I join him. He has never complained about my weight although I think I saw a tear in his eyes when we were packing up my skinny clothes LOL.

I work from home, and spend 80% of my time in front of a computer, or at one of my sewing machines. I stopped eating in my studio already, and would like to start walking. I have a jogging stroller, and shoes, I just can't seem to go out there.

As far as eating plans, I don't have one. Looking for suggestions on that. Something thats fairly simple to do when cooking for 3.

Thanks in advance, can't wait to get to know ya'll
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome!

You are the right place for support. One suggestion for the walking is to start small. Don't think that you have to walk 3 miles right now. Just start off with a smaller goal, say 15 mins a day, then gradually increase your time. I don't know where you live or what type of weather you have right now, but if you have bad winters, you might want to try low-impact aerobic tapes such as the Walking Away the Pounds series. I'm sure other folks on this board will have some good suggestions for you. Hope you find a plan that works for you!
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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You might want to check out the lowfat recipes in this site. There's some good ones. You can always simplify them for easy prep and for the kids.

I use fitday.com to keep track of my calories. I had to play around to find the right amount of exercise and the calorie level that works for me. So, you might find that you'll need to do that. I work at the computer all day for my job too, so I need to plan the exercise around that. Hang in there!
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
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Welcome! I think the most important thing to do is exercise. For me, it's much easier to do something affirmatively like exercise, then limit what I eat! But I know it's hard with a little one (I have a one-year-old). I think it's a great idea to incorporate your son into your exercise routine.
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:48 PM   #5
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Welcome! Some great ideas here already. There are some incredible people on this board with incredible weight losses that will inspire you. I know they inspire me!
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Old 03-03-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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Thanks so much! For the most part the weather where I am is very nice, been rainy lately though. I might have to try a tape or something. I've considered getting a exercise bike, but not sure if I'll really commit, or if it will be used as a clothes hanger

Today I'm going to commit to at least a 20 minute walk. I do clean alot, if that counts for exercise then I'm probably getting a little bit more!
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:40 PM   #7
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Welcome sewmama... I'm new here too. I wish I could be your walking buddy. I have been so lucky to have 2 pals that love to walk. We have a 3 kilometer and a 4 kilometer walk. I have also ordered a set of DVDs from the Yoga Learning Centre. They are for dancing. Ok the drapes will have to be closed and the mirrors covered for my initial dances. I know the most important step for me was to really forgive myself for my weight gain. Then take small steps towards a permanent change. I will never diet again but am learning to eat well and live well. There ole pros here have great advice... welcome and Blessings for your new beginning. Lori
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:27 PM   #8
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Welcome sewmama!

I recommend cooking low fat meals for all the family - then weighing out smaller portions of carbs for yourself. If you have to cook seperate meals for everyone then it's hard to stick with. I don't know about your man, but mine will eat whatever I put in front of him as long as he has a 'man sized portion' and doesn't feel deprived.

You'll have those skinny clothes unpacked in no time!

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Old 03-04-2005, 01:10 PM   #9
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Glad to see you made it over here. Welcome to the club.
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Just wanted to say WELOCME and we hope to see you more often!!!
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