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1/13/14 5:13 P

I agree. The scale shouldn't really matter. What matters is that you are happy with your appearance and comfortable in your own skin. As a mother myself, I understand the difficulty. I am a mother of an overly energetic two year old, working full time and going to school full time at night.
As long as you are healthy, try shooting for a different weight, maybe discuss it with your doctor. Take ten minutes before bed and close yourself in your room after the kids are all in bed and just take those ten minutes to yourself. A ten minute shower can count as "me time" as well. Anything you do to help yourself, including using the older ones to help with chores and cooking, are excellent ideas!

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1/7/14 10:22 P

I know a woman with 7 kids who is in school full time and runs 60 miles a week.

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1/7/14 4:54 P

At this point, I wouldn't worry about what the scale says. 125 may or may not be realistic for you. You can have it in the back of your mind as a goal, but you may bet to a different weight and feel that it is a comfortable, healthy weight for you.

As for 'me time' and being busy. There are ways to do it without the 'me time'. I homeschool and I'm currently taking my child on walks with me because otherwise I wouldn't have the time. We just built it into our day. Use the time to teach your children about fitness and eating right. Employ the older ones to help cook meals (alone or with you) so that you can all eat healthier.

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1/7/14 12:38 P

I am starting to feel like my own situation is standing between me and my weight loss goals. I have 6 kiddos age 2-18. My husband was in a work accident that left him disabled and unable to walk. My point is my life is super busy, high stress, and "me time" does not exist at the moment. My other obstacle seems to be that I am 5' 4" and have a very short torso, my point is that each pregnancy definitely left its mark, Its clear by my physical appearance that I am a mama. According to what I have seen, I am supposed to weigh 125 ish. Is that realistic for a women with 6 kids? Sometimes I tell myself I should just not worry about my weight until the kids are older, but I want to be healthy now. I fear that I will try and try and still need to get some sort of surgical procedure to get rid of excess baby evidence, which I do not want. It would be comforting to know that somewhere is a women with kiddos and stress who still reached her goals. Or just some kind motivation :)

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