I dont have an interesting story, must slowly getting fatter as the years creep up. I am fortunate to have work I love, a wonderful spouse, a nice place to live and enough money to be happy but still need to work.
Yet I can't keep my eating under control. I binge on junk. I wrote in the intro forum that I'm not even sure I am ready to give up the junk food. I can and do eat healthy and well, and add the junk into the mix.
I have a big problem with portion sizes, stopping when full, needing to eat beyond full.
I did go thru a time of poverty in my life, but never really went hungry, but good food was something that I have enjoyed since getting good work and leaving poverty behind. Other than that, I really don't see any psychological reason I need to eat so much.
I used to be that thin girl that many hated. I could eat anything, and often did, without gaining. So I have a lifetime of bad eating habits behind me.
I can't blame kids & pregnancy for the weight, I did gain a lot with both pregnancies, (50 lb and 30 lbs respectively) but lost it easily after the babies came. (of course breastfeeding helped, but thats not currently an option
I did gain while on night shifts, as I said with the posts about 3rd shifting. I now work on call, so have a crazier schedule than ever.
What I do right is that I exercise some virtually every day. I have a dog, so she gets walked by me at least once a day. I also go to a yoga class and a pilates class every week. The classes make me keep to a schedule. I sometimes do yoga to a dvd or tv show a couple of times a week.
I eat lots of veggies, and get a well balanced diet, (just to much of it) and I can sleep well most of the time.
So Im here for inspiration, to help me want the changes enough to go with it. Thanks to all the others who post their stories for the benefit of others.