While being a good influence on your children is perhaps one of the best reasons to live a healthy lifestyle, the busy life of motherhood is also one of the best excuses not to because we are over worked, stressed out, and can never seem to make time for ourselves.
If you are someone who, for whatever reason, has gotten off track with your weight loss- I want you to know I understand and you are not alone in what you are experiencing. There is no reason to feel shame. I also encourage you to make time to reflect on what you want for yourself. Where do you see yourself in a year? Three years? Five years? Dig deep and imagine the best case scenario, then plan for that! You can do it! A set back can not stop you. It didn't stop me.
As much as HR departments will claim otherwise, weight prejudice in the workplace is real. A study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that those with a high BMI are judged more harshly by peers and seen as less effective than their slimmer colleagues. It seems that people have no issues aiming overly cruel comments toward overweight and obese people because there are few consequences.
Most bloggers likely will share stories about how amazing their love life and marriage has been after weight loss, and while that is all true, I am writing this with full transparency. Navigating love and marriage after weight loss is hard. My husband and I have to work very hard to maintain our relationship and show each other love and support in a whole new way after I lost 173 pounds, naturally with diet and exercise.