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Friday, July 27, 2018

My entire life I have struggled with my weight and my body image. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that my mom was always on a diet when I was younger. She would eat nothing but jelly beans for a month. Or she would starve herself and walk 4 miles a day. As I got older she would say things to me like "you are so pretty but you would look so much better if you lost some weight". When I was in high school my weight was pretty consistent and I was comfortable in my own skin. My 20's were lots of yo-yo dieting and even more self esteem issues. Then at 35 I had my first child and my weight skyrocketed. Today I sit at a weight that I swore I would never be at and I need to make a change. I want to be active with my son and be a good mom.
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    445 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! Think positively about yourself, and just start moving at your pace. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
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  • DEBI-PA-52
    Let your son be your coach for a day or two. Do whatever he does ie crawl, walk, jump. Dance with him. You'll get started in no time 🦋
    445 days ago
    Sad how the actions of anyone can make us feel terrible. If they only knew or thought first. We would be in a better place. Your beautiful and you can do it.
    445 days ago
    You can do this go slow you will be better for it
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  • MARYA89
    My dad was always weight & body conscious & it spilled over to me. I'm working on the positive self-talk.
    445 days ago
    Sad how the actions of our parents shape us. All we can do is make it better for our children.
    446 days ago
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