Fitness Minutes: (15,583)
395 3/14/12 3:15 P
My advice to you is to make a schedule for yourself. Know everyday what you will do to get your excercise in, your fruits/veggies in and so on. I am also a stay at home mom, but I have children in school so it is easier for me to stay on schedule (that's if my heads on straight). But I believe that you can do it. Give it a try for just a week and see what works for you and what doesn't. I have had to tweak my schudule too here and there even without the kids. Give it a try, the more you make a habit of something (yep the snacking too) the more it will become a part of you.
Fitness Minutes: (105)
3/11/12 1:09 P
I KNOW WHAT ALL OF YOU MEAN BECAUSE I AM A STAY HOME MOM TOO AND MY HUSBAND LIKES MAKING MY SON HAPPY BY BUYING THE JUNK FOOD AND THEN MY SON COMES BACK AND SHOWS ME IN MY FACE THE CHIPS AND THE COOKIES AND IT IS VERY HARD NOT TO EAT ONLY ONE I CAN DO IT , I TELL MY HUSBAND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE HE IS SITTING HERE TEASING ME WITH THE CHIPS AN COOKIES ETC AND IT HURTS A LOT WHEN HE DOES THAT AND HE KNOWS I DONT WANT IT . SOMETIMES IT WILL MAY GET UPSET FROM IT .
Fitness Minutes: (174,217)
3/10/12 9:50 P
Why do you have junk around "for the kids"? they need it even less than you do.
Fitness Minutes: (45)
3/10/12 9:19 A
i think the problem with being a stay at home mom is that you always keep things for the kids around the house, cookies, crackers, etc and i often cant/shouldnt eat what i cook for the kids and husband. thats where i fail. if i was single i would be able to only have in the fridge what im allowed to eat and would loose all the weight in a heartbeat
Fitness Minutes: (174,217)
3/9/12 5:23 A
I'm home with my son a couple days a week.
I don't snack except at scheduled snacktimes.
Stay busy. Are you exercising?
Don't carry money in the car. I don't know what carpools are, but no one eats in the car except in emergencies.
Get your 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day, drink water.
Do NOT eat leftovers off your kid's plate. They either go in the compost or back in the fridge.
Oh, me, too. I'm a SAHM to my 3yo son and 9mo daughter, and it has definitely increased my intake. I'm barely beginning starting the weight loss journey (again) so I don't have much advice. But, the only times I've lost significant amounts of weight healthfully have been tracking every bite I take. It definitely makes me think twice before eating something unhealthy!! Maybe a buddy would help? I could use accountability too if you want to keep each other in check!
3/8/12 2:25 P
I would love to be a stay at home mom, but I totally understand because I can eat ok when I'm at work but once I get home look out! Just this week I am working on planning more which seems to be helping. I literally wrote Mon: B, L, D (breakfast lunch dinner); Tue: B, L, D etc. and filled in most of the blanks. Maybe it's working because I like lists so I can keep to it better than when I'm just left to my own feelings and whims.
Fitness Minutes: (14,994)
1,562 3/7/12 11:52 A
Would it help if you planned out all of your meals and snacks ahead of time? I think that really makes a difference. Not many people plan out "Doritos with bean dip, M&Ms, and pudding" in their meal planners, I bet.
When I go to get an unplanned snack, it's not such a thrill when the pantry just has canned beans and tuna and Ak-Mok crackers and the refrigerator has Fage yoghurt, goat cheese and fruits and veggies.
You may want to consider joining a "stroller strides" class or other "mommy & me" exercise class. Also, you can check out clubs for stay-at-home moms and their kids, such as MOMS Club ( www.momsclub.org/welcome.html ). If they don't already have an exercise get-together on their schedule, you can start one!
Remember the flight attendant spiel: "secure your mask first."
Fitness Minutes: (8,740)
106 3/7/12 11:12 A
I am a stay at home mom too and I used to love snacking. I printed out unflattering pics of me to remind myself why I was trying to eat healthy and workout. Keeping track of what I eat on here has really helped. I don't drive anymore, so I walk to school 2-3 times a day to drop off and pick up my oldest two kids.
Help I became a stay at home mom in January and I have gained 10 lbs since. I am a snacker already and now that I am home more it is even worse. I tried keeping bad foods out of the house but then I crave it so bad I run to the store and buy sweets. I am home with a 2 year old all day then do 2 different car pools in the afternoon and I find myself eating on the go too. HELP any help, support, motivation, is welcome
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