It's not a wonder you're frustrated. You're totally overwhelmed ! Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality. If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was to drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. It's impossible. That's why Spark People encourages its members to start with some simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once.
Example, if you're not used to eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each day, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you're not used to drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If you're not used to getting regular exercise, set a goal to take a 20-30 minute walk each day for one week. once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.
I know organic food can be extremely healthy, BUT there are ways to save money ! Your family can eat healthy on a budget. I recommend reading this Spark article. it has some great tips for eating healthy on a budget. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Don't fixate on your weight. The more you fixate, the more miserable you're going to be. Just taking a 30 minute walk a day will change your health for the better. That's why you start with some simple changes you can stick with. Why ? because one small change will lead to another and another and another. Before you know it, all those small changes will add up into one huge accomplishment.
You're not Wonder Woman. You can't be everything for everyone. You've got to set some priorities. You've got to set some goals. then you need to sit down and decide how you're going to achieve those goals. Yes, we all want to lose weight. Now, the question, HOW are you going to do it ? The Spark People way is by starting with some simple changes.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 7/9/2012 (15:45)