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I am 34 and married to my high school sweetheart with an 11yr old son (he's my Valentine's Day baby!) and a NEW little boy born April this year. After giving me ANOTHER wonderful kiddo and currently keeping that kiddo fed, it's hard to be negative with my body right now (I wish I could bottle this feeling for later when/if negative body image thoughts creep back in). I work full time with an hour commute 1 way. I'm an emotional eater with recurring depression issues. Times get tough, and I kind of shut down. I've lost weight in the past and gained it all back. I need to develop good routines/habits and ways to handle stress. I need to build a good foundation that I can build on, that won't crumble when life gets a little shaky. And after having the new baby I'm in serious need of some core rehab before I do myself damage.

As of Jan 2016, I was at my highest weight. Ever. I watched the scale climb and my clothes kept getting tighter, and I still didn't change my ways. I was scared and knew I needed to change...but didn't.

And then...as I turned 34 in Oct 2016, I found myself expecting child #2 due in April 2017. I put on 40lbs with my first, and the Dr. gave me a goal of 15lbs total gain this time around. I gained about 15lbs, and then was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was put on a diet. I managed to control my blood sugar with diet for the rest of my pregnancy and actually went in to deliver at my pre-pregnancy weight...so I was actually 25lbs under pre-pregnancy 2wks post partum. The GB diet went out the window however as my baby spent 4wks in the nicu and I stress ate ALL the sweets. Now he's home and I'm breastfeeding and still have quite an appetite, and quite the sweet tooth. I do know that given the right motivation (such as harming my unborn kiddo) I can plan food and eat healthy...but day to day without that motivation...still working on it.

Member Since: 5/25/2004

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I really want to improve my overall fitness. I'm just out of shape all around. I want to tone up and feel strong and be flexible.

I want to be happy with myself and how I look and feel, no matter what I weigh, and I want to be a good example for my sons as they get older. To be proud of myself and teach them good habits, I need to develop those good habits for myself 1st.

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  • v LEATEA
    Welcome to the 'Healthy Habits team'! emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
    Hi! Hope you are doing well - I have found that sometimes that is just doing the best I can for the day. Looks like you've had a lot going on... emoticon
    13 days ago
    emoticon New baby, NICU, work...wheew!
    Sometimes you can't look at the total picture...just one day at a time. emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    Welcome to the Beck Diet Solution team!
    I wish you a healthy and happy pregnancy,
    hugs, Kriszta
    178 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Welcome to the No S Diet team, where it is really about a lifestyle, though I know they all say that. You have an incredible reason for wanting to learn to beat your habit of bingeing, no? Keep magnifying that reason and any others that are not about beating yourself up until it seems that anything you have to give up is a very worthy sacrifice in comparison with what you get. How painful is your overeating and dealing with its effects? Could it actually be more painful than the effort it would take to reduce your eating in general and limit the foods you know aren't great for your or your family, even when it feels hard? Do you think that if you lived in a different culture, you would be in the position you're in? Just about everyone in America is grappling with a difficult food culture, but with a reasonable plan and the conviction that it is worth the necessary discomfort (and that's all it is), we can create our own culture of moderate eating. Literally millions have done it without ever being on a diet. They just call it eating, and with practice over time, you will, too.

    There is NO reason to overeat that can't be dealt with adequately most of the time. We are NOT helpless against our desires when we know that we are not starving ourselves. Our bodies were MADE to work with gaps between meals and some periods of very little food, or our ancestors would never have made it! We don't have to get skinny, but we do have to eat less at least some of the time.

    It's worth it!
    240 days ago
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