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Just need to vent I guess

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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Well I have not been on Cafemom in about 2 years; wow has it changed...But for the good!

I am starting a diet and workout tomorrow! I have not put myself first since my DD was born 5 year ago. I have 3 children and I homeschool and I guess I just forgot about me. I have had some minor health issues the past 2 years and I guess that just opened my eyes. I looked in the mirror and saw a woman with 20 extra pounds and  I just thought "wow, what happened to me? WHen did I forget to take care of myself?" So now here I am a little bummed out and needing to lose weight.  I am going to do a healthy low card diet just because my Dr says that with the thyroid problem I have that most do not metabalize carbs well, SOOOOOO here I go first thing in the morning. I know I will feel better and I know I will have more confidence in myself.

I guess this is a time I am going to be a bit selfish and do this for me. I love my DH and my kids but this has to be for me.

I am here because I loved cafemom before and I know that there are sweet caring people on here, I cannot wait to get reaquainted....

Love to all




by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Welcome back! I am Melissa. It's good that you talked to your doctor about a diet change! You will get used to the changes and so will your family. I found it a lot easier to stick with healthy food choices when the whole family was on board. It's going well. I hope you find some more time to yourself to get to know yourself. I found that Yoga really helped me get in touch with what I needed in my life and eliminate the things I didn't need. Good luck on your journey!

by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Good luck!!!
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by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Welcome back! I know I went in phases with surfing cafemom and it seems like whenever I came back I was greeted by a lot of warm women. Hope you find what you're looking for. And that you get all the help you need here.
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by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Good for you for making yourself a priority! :) Best of luck on your weight loss journey!!!
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by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Welcome! Good luck!
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by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 1:22 AM
Welcome n good luck. U can do this momma.
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by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Go, you!!

You need to take care of yourself, so you have what you need to care for others. Fill your own bucket!!

by Darby on Jul. 3, 2012 at 4:36 AM

Welcome to the group!  Good luck mama!

by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I am starting to exercise again too and have gone in spurts with it over the years.  Yesterday I did 50 minutes on the elliptical and it was good.  I am starting nice and easy as I am out overweight and haven't been exercising in some time.  It's a new month and yesterday I realized it was time for a new beginning.  Luckily I bought an elliptical several years ago so mine is in my living room.  It used to be lined up with the TV so I could watch as I exercised.  That was awesome and I did really well.  Then when the living room got rearranged it wasn't where I could watch TV any more so I stopped for awhile.  Talked to my hubby about it and he said... "Oh, so let's get you a little flat screen to hang on the wall above the machine so you can watch TV again while you are exercising.  So then I did more for awhile and that was good.  Anyway, here I go again!!!  I feel better when I exercise... it's good to get the blood moving and all that.  GOOD LUCK and WELCOME BACK!!!  :)

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