Jennifer - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am proud to say that right now, I am about 35lbs lighter than I was this time last year! Most of it was due to the fact that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and was forced to eat much healthier meals. Before the holidays, I was a little lighter, but due to some extra cookie trays finding their way through my front door, I put on a couple pounds. ;) Well, now I am complete motivated to start the weight loss again (I still have a ways to go to get where I want to be). I know how to do it, and I know how much more energy I have being lighter. But, my arch nemesis is the dreaded leftovers! I know what I need to eat to lose weight the healthy way, and I want to do it, but when I look in my fridge and see so many things going to waste, I can't help but think I need to eat them. As with most stay at home moms, my food budgest is very limited, and though most meals are for the most part healthy, there are those occasional not so good nights. I don't ever completely deny myself of the "good" foods, but I do try to really limit the amount I eat. When I was pregnant, it wasn't so hard to pass up the leftovers, because I wanted my baby to be healthy (and small. my 3rd child was 10lbs 3oz at birth), but now that I'm not pregnant, it is hard to see so many things go to waste. I can't really cut down on the amount I cook, because half the time my husband takes leftovers for lunch the next day in his bucket. The other half of the time though they sit there taunting me, reminding me that there is money that I spent sitting there getting ready to go to the garbage. I keep telling my self, that the money isn't just going to magically appear back in our checking account, because I ate it instead of it going into the trash, but that still doesn't help. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do with your leftovers?