whats the hardest thing you have to deal with while you are changeing your life?

pattygerig member since Dec'11

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Scheduling is definitely difficult. My schedule varies with each college term. So last term I finished teaching at a good time each day and only had one day that was super busy. That was my non-gym day for the week. This term I have 2-3 days that are pretty late days, depending on the week. I am no good at getting up early and going to the gym. So it's gonna be some late nights. ooh boy.

posted : 4/16/2012 at 12:51 AM

Julie Sanchez member since Apr'12

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Trying to stop smoking and diet sucks im trying to stay busy so I keep my mind off both. My 2 favorite things to do eat and smokeRolling Eyes But im going to do it im going to be sexy and healthy....

posted : 4/16/2012 at 1:21 PM

Randy Salazar member since Apr'11

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The hardest thing that I've had to deal with is changing the way I eat and cook. My wife and I both joined Weightwatchers and that chas helped us keep track on what and how much we eat. We've both had to recommit ourselves to working out and motivating each other to continue. We try not to deny ourselves nything but we also don't allow ourselves to over indulge either.

posted : 4/16/2012 at 5:00 PM

Ronna Blackley member since Jan'12

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My problem is getting people to do things with me...like going for a bike ride, or going to the gym more often, my family is set in their going three days/wk. My husband doesn't think it is a good idea for me to go alone late at night. I need to go more. He doesn't want to go more right now. We have been going for 3 months now. I haven't lost pounds, only inches. The other problem is diet I have no problem making healthier meals but my daughter often sticks her nose up with eeww that doesn't look good. Even though Raiana(17) works out, she goes less than three days per week. I feel bummed that I am paying for a family membership for 4, but only my husband and I keep our schedule and go. It is getting to the point where I need to do this for me, I will just have to go more and continue to make my meals and let them fend for themselves....

posted : 4/17/2012 at 9:18 AM

pattygerig member since Dec'11

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Way to Ronna! That decision to do what's best for your health is a great start and a difficult one! My husband is not on board, but is being supportive of my efforts. I'm thinking there will always be junk food at my house...since he continues to buy it.

Go for you...as often as you need and want to. Cook healthy food and if they have a prob...tell them "there's the kitchen, go for it". My husband doesn't get the idea yet that I want a lot more vegies than he does. So on his cooking nights, there's not so much.
I just get some more out and add more stuff for dinner. They can do the same at your house. If they don't like....be a part of the solution rather than griping.

Keep at it!! I have been going regularly for 4 mo now. It does get easier in some ways, but there will continue to be struggles.

posted : 4/17/2012 at 1:03 PM

mishenline member since Mar'12

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My family. My husband can eat whatever he wants and never gain a pound and I have kids...teenagers that always want High calorie, High carb dinners. If I put salad on the table for dinner they look at it like its rat poison. Makes it difficult for me

posted : 4/18/2012 at 8:37 AM

Vicki Bowland member since Jun'10

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I am wayy too old school (bet the girl is happy she's out of the house. Funny though, she practices what I did.) They have always been told " Eat what I make for dinner, or there's always PB+J in there."

Funny, they didn't eat many PB+J's.

posted : 4/18/2012 at 8:59 AM

member since Apr'12

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I am just starting out and it is really hard trying to get organized and have myu food prepped for the day. I haev two kids and a full time job along with a side business. Its been daunting but I am not shying away from the challenge.

posted : 4/27/2012 at 9:01 AM

saradick27 member since Apr'12

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I am just starting out and it is really hard trying to get organized and have myu food prepped for the day. I haev two kids and a full time job along with a side business. Its been daunting but I am not shying away from the challenge.

posted : 4/27/2012 at 9:01 AM

Ashtastic member since Apr'12

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The hardest part for me is NOT giving in to temptations. I do a good job, but sometimes it takes everything in me to turn certain things down. I can't have ANY. If I have even a bite, I want the entire thing. So, basically I have to go cold turkey.

posted : 4/30/2012 at 2:13 AM

Ashtastic member since Apr'12

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The hardest part for me is NOT giving in to temptations. I do a good job, but sometimes it takes everything in me to turn certain things down. I can't have ANY. If I have even a bite, I want the entire thing. So, basically I have to go cold turkey.

posted : 4/30/2012 at 2:13 AM

tigerlily member since Feb'10

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I am at the gym everyday and have lost 22 lbs so far. My problem is I eat crappy food. I can’t leave it alone. I have made little changes like having a salad at McDonald’s instead of the burger & fries. If we go out with friends for supper and drinks I always make sure to order a salad and drink a glass of water before the main course. Then I alternate drinking alcohol and water. I crave the salty snacks such as chips & crackers. I love cheese and will load up on cheese on all my meals!!! Love pasta and have a hard time getting away from it.

I guess my problem isn’t the workouts or physical activity – it’s the food and unfortunately for me I can bust my butt at the gym but if I continue to eat crappy it’s not going to help lose weight.

posted : 5/7/2012 at 4:24 PM

tigerlily member since Feb'10

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I am at the gym everyday and have lost 22 lbs so far. My problem is I eat crappy food. I can’t leave it alone. I have made little changes like having a salad at McDonald’s instead of the burger & fries. If we go out with friends for supper and drinks I always make sure to order a salad and drink a glass of water before the main course. Then I alternate drinking alcohol and water. I crave the salty snacks such as chips & crackers. I love cheese and will load up on cheese on all my meals!!! Love pasta and have a hard time getting away from it.

I guess my problem isn’t the workouts or physical activity – it’s the food and unfortunately for me I can bust my butt at the gym but if I continue to eat crappy it’s not going to help lose weight.

posted : 5/7/2012 at 4:24 PM

Christina Barreau member since Mar'12

326 rep

Honestly? Everything from food, stopping the emotional eating, to what are the correct exercises to be doing to lose this weight. I am completely lost and get frustrated with myself so much. I wish I knew what to do, but I am trying to start over and hopefully that is a good thing.

posted : 5/8/2012 at 10:26 AM

Christina Barreau member since Mar'12

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Honestly? Everything from food, stopping the emotional eating, to what are the correct exercises to be doing to lose this weight. I am completely lost and get frustrated with myself so much. I wish I knew what to do, but I am trying to start over and hopefully that is a good thing.

posted : 5/8/2012 at 10:26 AM

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