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  1. Juggling the Struggle: Work, Motherhood, Weight...Life!


    juggling-the-struggle-work-motherhood-weight-life-emma-kaufmannDiet-to-Go is pleased to have Emma Kaufmann as one of our new guest bloggers. A Londoner born and bred, Emma moved to Baltimore, MD eleven years ago with her then new Irish husband. She has since had two daughters and written a book, Cocktails At Naptime - A Woefully Inadequate Guide to Early Motherhood and publishes her own blog, Mommy Has a Headache. Emma will be sharing her humorous outlook on life, motherhood and career all while struggling to manage her weight.



    This whole juggling of the work, trying to lose weight and parenting, I must admit, it’s a bit of a nightmare. Especially when my naturally thin husband will say," You want to lose weight? All you have to do is exercise more and eat less." Which is okay for him to say. He can eat an apple for lunch or nothing at all because he couldn't be bothered. Whereas I am, well, the total opposite. I mean, those people who lose weight because they are too busy, like Kate Middleton when she was getting ready to marry Prince William. I don't get it? How can you forget to eat?!

    Especially when we have chocolate in the world. I may, ahem, have a slight problem with chocolate. If it’s a choice between hanging out with George Clooney or a Belgian chocolate bar I’ll take the chocolate (or maybe a George Clooney shaped chocolate bar..hmm...now there’s a novel idea). Oh did I mention? I have a problem with chocolate.

    Now, this is pretty embarrassing, but I’m just gonna let it all hang out. A couple of years ago I bought one of those huge Easter baskets, ostensibly as a gift for a friend's kid, two weeks before Easter. I thought, what a lovely and colorful gift and how generous of me to purchase it. Unfortunately, over the next few days, I found myself starting to eat all the chocolate. I swear I didn’t know what I was doing. I was in a kind of chocolate trance. All that was left in the end was the basket, the cellophane and a few stuffed toys. Maybe we’ve all been there, or maybe I’m the only one?

    So what about you? Have you ever had a chocolate (or other food item) out of body experience? Do confess all!

    Author: Sue Ridgeway


     

    Psychology & Weight Loss
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