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Recently, I came clean to a friend of mine, Mary. You may remember her from the weight loss challenge I did three years ago. She was the overall winner of the challenge and she’s a great inspiration to me as well as to anyone who meets her. I’m just disappointed in myself to be honest. I’m sad that I’m in this same place again, a year after baby’s been born and I’m still carrying that weight plus more. The amount that I have to lose is overwhelming too.
Do you ever feel like that? Like the goal you have is so far away you don’t even know if you can sustain the behavior needed to reach it?
Mary’s biggest point of success is planning out meals and snacks. I know this and if you’re trying to lose weight and be healthy like me I’m certain you know it too. It’s so hard when you’re a mom with children who are young. Small children are physically demanding and there isn’t a ton of time for you to be in the kitchen prepping and cooking fresh, clean foods. I wish I had the time and in my dream world I wouldn’t need the time because my personal chef (he used to be Oprah’s chef) would just make everything for me. Alas, I don’t live in my dream world. When I’m thinking about my snacks for the week I like to choose snacks that are easy, readily available for quick consumption on the go and will make me feel satisfied until the next meal. The more organic and pure a food is the more sustainable it is and the better I feel eating it. I’ve really come to enjoy my afternoon snack of Stonyfield Organic’s Oh My Yog! It’s a decadent tasting yogurt that is full of protein and flavor which not only satisfies my sweet tooth but also keeps me full until dinnertime.
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Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.