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Lions, Tigers, Teddy Grahams, Oh My!

May 3, 2012

Back in September I joined the 20lb Challenge and it changed my life.  I lost 20lbs and began to crave exercise.  I actually can honestly say, “I love to exercise!”  Minus abs, I hate ab work!  My weight loss was going great and I was hoping to lose another 20 at the same pace.

However, I am at a bit of a standstill.  Since last December I have bounced around about 5lbs and I have figured out one of my main problems, my toddler and his snacks.  I have had a few mothers tell me that they have noticed once their children start snacking their eating habits go a bit downhill.  A few goldfish here and a few more Teddy Grahams there.  Let’s not forget the crust around the grilled cheese or the left over mac & cheese.  Not to mention the mindless snacking.  By the time it is all said and done I am sure I can add a few hundred calories onto my count for the day.

My goal for this week has been to say no to all of my son’s snacks and leftovers.  If he doesn’t eat it then it goes in the garbage.   I also am making an effort to make his snacks not just convenient but healthier.  The amount of sugar in Teddy Grahams is astounding.  I’m lucky he loves all fruit and veggies.  I just have to make sure I am preparing things in advance during nap time or the night before for the next day.

Happy snacking!

January

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