We're not The Internet, we're people and I hope you find what I'm looking for too, motivation and support, and friends
Thanks for sharing, have you shared with your partner? Is he in on it?
My hubby is a great source of strength & understanding, but not really motivational. However telling him we're going to spend more on healthy food, I need you and I'm serious has been so helpful. My hubby is thin and fit. However he's lostsome muscles, so I've told him to join in on body working and so he's now working to build definition and see if he's feeling more healthy on the inside with our very healthy food. Hope that helps!
Its great you achieved a good weight loss before, well done, and remember it. Tell yourself you can beat it by maintaining a lifestyle that will eventually be such a part of you its easy.
As for eating out - we eat out a lot too 2-3 times a week, and I don't think that needs to change. Change what you eat all the time you go out, so always get salad, veggies, the most healthy options. Be creative ordering. So Isometimes eat some healthy snacks before I go out, do I don't need a hearty main when I'm out, instead I share with a friend, of get an entree, or I ask for no fries just salad, or soups are great. I never get dessert (unless it's gelato) I usually buy myself a cocktail or skin hot drink instead. Ive since tasted dishes I never would have ordered but love.
I know the 3 jobs and uni combo, so busy, and also you must be going out to so many different places and exercising is another place to go out huh! I highly recommend doing 1 form of exercise but very regularly. For me the exercise becomes a place where I have a break from thinking snout uni/work and can think about me, and listen to music. You can always combine the uni & exercise. Go to uni in exercisable clothes, sneakers, and then you can have a place on/near campus to exercise, or you're dressed for when you come home. Im a girly fashionista but I'm giving it up to dress sporty to help solidify that I am an exerciser!
I am all for a plan too, goals etc. What are your first steps?
This time losing weight I had a shaky start, but persisted with finding healthy food, and buying new gym clothes and leaving the gum outfit out ready to wear until I finally got into action, lol.
With a busy life I think creating opportunities is key, and then motivation will build.
Happy to hear your goals & share.
Nice to meet you,