hey everyone... i was here, once upon a time, doing atkins. dh and i had found a bit of success on atkins, but just found it difficult to continue. it was a personal choice of course...but this was all before restaurants, etc all jumped on the low-carb bandwagon. i personally found it more difficult to stick to the low carb diet back then. i'm not sure if i want to go back to the atkins way or not... i've hit the point to where i am just disgusted with myself again. i had lost about 30 pounds a few years ago using metabolife and exercising. i loved how i looked then!! but my life did a complete 180 on me and i stopped exercising and taking care of myself. well..3 years later and i'm back to my original weight. i really really really want to do something about it, but i have zero motivation. terrible, isn't it? my dh supports me in whatever i choose to do, but he doesn't have the time to commit to a fitness regimen right along side of me. we're talking about it...he's actually asking for an exercise bike for christmas! i'm terribly lazy...so if i have no one pushing me out the door, i just choose not to do anything. i'll sit on the couch like a bump on a log! i try to tell myself to make wiser dining decisions when we're out, but i always revert back to my fried favorites. fast food is easier than cooking dinner at home! we don't get home until nearly 6:30pm most nights, so an evening workout proves to be difficult for me. dh is in school, so we get home, eat dinner, then he retires to his office to catch up on his homework. we also have a one year old puppy. she's a lot of work!! by the time i've eaten and tended to the dog, it's nearing 8pm! it's so late... those of you who have a similar work schedule or family commitments...how on earth do you manage to work out, eat dinner, and take care of "home" stuff? i've thought about getting up earlier and taking the dog for a walk before work, but i can't get myself out of bed! i'm just a lazy person!!!!! i don't really know anyone in my neighborhood to walk with...i don't like to be out after dark by myself... i know...i'm full of excuses, aren't i? but i need some help and could really use some motivation.