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Desperately Seeking Skinny!!!

Hello all! I call myself Desperately Seeking Skinny! I was once that girl...I'd like to be that girl again. I have yo-yo'd my entire life....but my string broke and I'm stuck in the "up" position, and at the highest I've ever been. I really have a hard time w/ staying on track. It seems like my will power has been attacked by kryptonite. I'm hoping to meet people that have felt my pain and know the daily struggle of mom, full time job, possibly getting divorced and love just doesn't love me back!
I haven't always been twice the woman I once was! In my prime, I was 110lbs with a ton of energy. Ah, then life set in...I'm(30, 4'11", 155lbs)a first time mommy of an 11 month old girl. I do have a husband, but it looks like we're facing divorce. So not only am I needing to lose 40+lbs...I need emotional support also!!!!! I work full time and take care of my child at night and weekends, so finding time to do things right is challenging in itself. It doesn't help that I LOVE food. All kinds and everything. It's just hard to control. Is there anyone out there that can help???????I could use a friend.

Wed. Jan 21, 5:16pm

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Girl, we're here for you. :]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 6:52 PM

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You've got a lot going on! You can and will get where you want to go with very deliberate choices to get you there.

First consider the possibility that your love of food isn't your primary issue. Lots of people love food, but don't have a weight problem...I assume you loved food at 110 pounds, as well? Are you using food to cope with your life stressors? Even if your love of food were the problem...if it's a problem, it's a problem. You still have to decide - do I want to eat? Or do I want to lose weight? Which is more important to me?

No matter what is going on in your life - you can always make time for what is important. Everyone is busy these days. The question is - are you willing to make the time? Is it important enough to you to make the time to exercise, prepare healthful meals, find a way to relieve stress that doesn't involve food, etc? And, all of those things will ultimately help you better deal with whatever life brings you.

Hope you find what you're looking for here on PT! You do have A LOT going on, OP. But you have it in you to make changes and get back the body and life you want! We all do. Now go do it, already!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7:40 PM

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enjoy the baby!! that's most important. good luck healing your bod and relationship.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 10:53 PM

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keep your chin up! with everything going on in your life, it seems so easy to put yourself last in line of taking care of yourself (such a woman thing to do). but find the time to do something a couple times a week. this sounds virtually imposible, i'm sure, but it can be done. even if it's 1/2 hour a day on the weekends of doing lunges/ab work with your baby. make a game of it somehow. or do stretching with her around. my nephew is a bit older, but loves to think he's pushing me down when in reality he's helping me do a center stretch :) or make time at work to even go for a walk around the block or walk some stairs for a bit.

i know this sounds (insert right word here)...but i sometimes make use of my time in the shower if i feel that i didn't do enough in a workout one day...i'll do squats or stretches...heck, i can't work up a sweat :) soapy squats.

i think we are all with you when you say you love food. you've heard it all before i'm sure, but next time you're on a roll with a binge, try and stop for a few minutes...time it if you have think about what you're doing/eating and why you're doing/eating it.

we're here for you! if you need any other advice/support/shoulder to lean on, let me know.

you can do what you set your mind to.

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 11:29 AM

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Why are you so sure you are getting a divorce? Sometimes it really is worth it to try to repair your relationship. Do you still love him? It is no fun being a single mom and having your child have to shuttle between households and dealing with husband's new wife someday. Try to calm down and get your priorities in order. You can get to the life you want step by step.

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 11:19 PM

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