My biggest challenge is my kids.
An obvious reason; 100lbs gained and sometimes lost from five pregnancies. That’s a hard deficit to make up.
Then, there is the mommy diet. The gravitational pull that forces me to eat leftover McNuggets.
I can’t, in good conscience, throw away a perfectly good half eaten grilled cheese. And if there are any less than 4 cookies left in a package, I feel obligated to eat them, to avoid a potential fight.
Being a mom is tough. Being a mom with a slow metabolism is tougher.
As I’ve been making changes towards a healthier lifestyle, the kids have begun to feel the impact. More vegetables served with meals, less treats offered, and more nights of walking as opposed to watching TV. They’re thrilled with the changes, let me tell you.
Maybe this lifestyle change is taking root, putting us all on the right track.
I think my metabolism is confused.