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mimionadiet

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Posted: 21 Dec 2007, 20:41
I am unsure of where to begin with the weight loss. How do I stay empowered and upbeat? What is best way to exercise? Doesn't walking by yourself seem weird? Worse yet walking with a baby so you can't listen to music. How do you turn down home made cookies when they are everywhere? I just need help starting over again... how do I do it?
Lotus

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Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 08:37
Hey, what's up? This site is great for support and can really help you keep a positive outlook. I suggest you take full advantage of the food journal, weight charts, etc. The tools are helpful, and it really helps keep you motivated to see the chart go down, and also it is very inpiring to see others reaching their goals. You can always find great advice from real people that have tried different methods, and you can choose the diet that is right for you own body and personality.
I don't care what people think, I go walking pushing a stroller whenever the weather allows, because it is the EASIEST way to keep weight off and to lose. I don't care if people think I'm "weird", they're just jealous that they're too lazy to get off their butts and move!
It's true that it's hard to resist goodies when they are around you, but it 's all a matter of focus and PLANNING. If you know you are going to be in a difficult situaltion, make sure you eat enough before you are faced with the temptation. Sweets look a lot better when you are starving. I had a Christmas party yesterday, so I ate a decent dinner with protein and veggies, including an allowed sweet such as a sugar free low-fat pudding cup with lite whipped topping. I felt much less tempted because I WASN'T HUNGRY. Even if you have to eat a little extra to feel full(of healthy foods of course) you'll still do much better than if you lose control and binge eat cookies and candy. Your current level of blood sugar(which is directly affected by what you eat , how much, and how often) has an immediate impact on impulse control to your brain. Keep your levels even and you will find it much easier to withstand the cravings.
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Lunchtime, doubly so.
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Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 10:29
That's right, I completely agree!! Make a plan that is doable by you and your lifestyle. Set a schedule, one that may be flexible might be easier with a baby. You have to have a plan of attack and chose to follow it for yourself first, then for you daughter. If you aren't the best you can be for you, your daughter will also learn this. Show her how important she is and that you want her to treat herself like you will do for yourself, like a Queen, like you both deserve. Good healthy food and a healthy life style. Walking is the easiest way to kick starting the weight loss. How about looking for a mommies group in your area? Get together with other friends/moms in your community that would like to push a stroller right along side you! I'm not sure about where you are, but here our malls open up really early to let in people who want to use the mall to walk in!! There are a lot of retirees that use it and then gather in a food court for coffee. I think this is a great idea that is free and a safe, warm, quiet place to go walking!! Figure out what will work for you and GO FOR IT!! This site is the best!! We're all here to help!! GOOD LUCK!Cool

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Janelleas

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Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 16:27
My mother took care of my children while I was working. I can tell you that she took the little ones for "walks" every day even when they were in a stroller. Some of the walks were not very long when they were "toddlers" but my children still remember those walks with grandma. She would talk to them.. taught them about "shadows" and taught them cute little poems for children and nursery rhymes. She just talked to them... they love talking to you and having you listen. Its a great sharing time, even if you don't feel like your getting the exercize you would without them, its great time spent outside and being active. Just wanted you to know how special those times were to my kids growing up! Another great time the kids remember is "silly dancing" to music in the living room... they would dance and move around and spin and be silly and my mama would be right there dancing silly with them! dancing like that, its terriffic exercize. Wishing you the best and merriest holidays!

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mimionadiet

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Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 20:52
Thanks so much! The best things about these responces are that they make me feel motivated to actually do something!! I especially like poiunting out that treating myself better will teach my daughter to treat herself better and she deserves the BEST! Thanks for all the advice. And I think more silly dancing does need to be done.Very Happy
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Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 22:24
I love silly dancing too! Moms need to shake it sometimes! Heck ya!
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