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    Time to Exercise
    jhola posted:
    I also must find the time, so I need some advise. I'm a 60 yr old grandmother. I get up at 5am, get ready for work, leave at 6am to get to work by 7am. Put in a 8.5 hour day, come home , dropping of my carpool partner then go pick up my grandchildren at daycare, come home,help them with homework, cook dinner, do dishes, bath the children, clean up, do laundry, put the kids to bed and by then it's 9pm. If I need 8-9 hours of sleep,Ineed to get into bed by 9 pm too.

    When is there time in my day to work up a good cardio sweat like I need to in order to loose weight. I need to loose 100 lbs. but with the stressof being the onlymeans of support in the house and still have a life, I don't have the energyto find the time for myself. Sleep is my rest and the stress of every day is keeping the weight on.

    I don't know what I can do????

    Help is appreciated,
    georgiagail responded:
    Why aren't your own children taking care of their children instead of leaving the job of doing so up to you?

    jhola replied to georgiagail's response:
    In the last 5 months my daughter has gotten a job as a hairdresser and has moved into her own apartment. This leaves me with babysitting only one or two nights a week and usually at least one day on the weekend. Now my husband and I have started walking the curb in our subdivision. One lap is 1.5 miles so we make two laps. Working our way up to as many as we can or want to. I've made it a priority as I need to lose a lot of weight. We eat good but my problem is I've been told I don't eat enough of the right stuff to keep my metabolism up. this weekend we are going shopping for things to munch on during the day, like fruit, celery, carrots, etc. All stuff I like. Hoping I can loose 50 lbs by Christmas. That's my goal.

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