I know it’s getting dusty around here but I have been busy. I’ve joined a new mommy group in addition to the one I am already a member of. While most of the moms in my new group are average weight or slightly overweight, the new group is very much about fitness. It is great; we meet once a week to do circuit training. Yesterday was my first time and it was actually somewhat shhhhh fun. It was H.A.R.D. but it was good. I felt stupid but no one was watching me they were all looking stupid themselves. The real bonus is over the last month I have been walking, doing DVDs and different exercises, my kids are doing them too. Neither of them are overweight kids but I wasn’t an over weight kid. I love this, I feel like I am finally showing them something positive in regards to fitness. I have been eating better as well. I have eaten breakfast everyday, which is big for me. I have also planned my day. That plan has helped me a lot. I have been keeping my intake under 1300 calories everyday. With good planning it has been ok. Because one of my biggest problems in the past has been night time snacking I have made a plan for a 200 calorie snack at 10pm and then I go to bed around midnight. I have been going to bed hungry but it has gotten easier everyday. The other big thing is I am not buying the junk food. I have been buying the 100 calorie packs and while they are a bit more expensive I find the cost is worth it. There is no temptation to eat “just one more”. I’ve only lost about 5 lbs but that’s ok it’s a start. I’ve also been a very active member of an online Get Fit club. There is lots of support there and there are many moms in my boat needing to lose 50-100 lbs. There is something so comforting in making a journey when I know I am not alone and that others really care about my success. On that site we do weekly weight ins, daily journaling threads and lots of tips and support. It’s really nice.