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health?? oh dear, something's gone wrong!

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AuntieMeemz Fri 06-Jun-14 23:05:20

Hello to you all. Its been a few years since I posted. (just after the birth of my DD in 2007).
I'm now 53, and oh dear-overweight, gone back to smoking after 12 years and have virtually lost the will to do anything about it, but worry non stop. Keep trying to get give up biscuits etc, but failing. Our diet otherwise, is very healthy indeed.
I manage to walk about 20 mins a day until recently, but gave that up too.
We used to swim every weekend with the children, but I just don't feel like it, and hate my tummy paunch, which is quite a whopper!
DH has long standing mental illness which got seriously bad a few months ago, and the stress brought me back to smoking. He's sorted now, but his nervy behaviour, and body twitching and restlessness are driving me beserk! He is a wonderful kind man and loving father, I just wish he lived on another planet.

How to get life back on track?

RockinD Sat 07-Jun-14 18:05:57

Are you actually ready, mentally, to do this?

Are you ready to knock off the fags, pick up the exercise again and eat properly?

That's all it takes.

If you're not ready to do all three, how about starting with one and going from there?

FabULouse Sat 07-Jun-14 18:29:49

e-cig? I gave up a 10-year hardcore habit easily with mine and stopped using it altogether after a month.

Go for a fast walk every day? Buy some weights (eg argos small dumbells 3kg each) and do exercises every other day which you can find easily online.

Millions of exercise vids on youtube - even 15 minutes of moving is better than nothing at all.

Are you a 'group' person? Would you go to a Zumba class or something else fun and non-judgemental?

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