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7 Struggles That Moms Face with Weight Loss




7 Struggles That Moms Face with Weight Loss

Most of the moms I know are trying to lose weight. Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and because motherhood isn’t hard enough, it usually comes with so many attempts at dieting. It’s hard. It sucks. I have been at it for a whole month now, and there are a few things that are making it considerably more difficult than it needs to be.

1. 3azayem:

The irony here is that the tante that has called you fat before (remember her?), is usually the same one that keeps trying to shove cake down your throat in her 3ozooma. “Ya3ni heya el 7etta dee el hatakhanek, ya benty matakly!” It also doesn’t help when tante starts describing the cake to make you eat it, “Dee feeha nutella, w peanut butter, w melted marshmallows, w .. (Insert Everything You Love In The World).” … Stop it Tante!! This is all your fault anyways!

2. Your child’s leftovers:

Everyone knows that being the mother of a child above 1 year old means you finish their plate. Our days are filled with leftover molokheya and macarona, because it would be a shame to let them go to waste. I am not sure what to do about this now. My heart breaks when my husband finishes the plate instead of me.

3. The smell of Coldstone at the mall, when all you are trying to do is buy shoes for school:

It makes me want to curl up into a ball in front of the store, and cry. Why do I have to buy shoes? I hate shoes. And school.

4. Channels like Food Network, Fatafeat, and CBC Sofra:

I am not sure why I do this to myself. You would think the simple solution would be to stop watching, but nope. I actually watch them a lot more when I’m dieting. It’s a very strange form of self-inflicted torture that I am yet to understand.

5. Food blogs:

I am a fan of blogging (obviously) and a big fan of food, so it is only natural that all my social media accounts are filled with pages of food bloggers. They are brilliant, beautiful people and I love them. Except now, all they do is show me all the amazing food that they are probably eating and I never will. I probably would’ve never eaten any of it anyways, but still. I want to have the option.

6. Taking your kid to a birthday party:

Cupcakes, cake pops, birthday cake, chocolate, cookies, candy … The possibilities are endless. Happy birthday little boy. Happy birthday.

7. Other moms that effortlessly have 0% fat:

What’s that, you had 3 kids? But how, where did you keep them? Oh, you don’t like food. You only eat to survive and sometimes you forget to eat. Yeah. Me too.

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Naila Al Abbady

I am the mommy of two beautiful children, Adam and Hana. I have recently left my full time job and career to stay at home with my kids, and it’s been challenging trying to find my place in the world. I am a closet nerd whose idea of a good time includes a good book, a cup of coffee, and cookies that I have baked myself. Being a typical introvert, I express myself a lot better through writing than through talking. Writing has always been my passion, and being a mom has driven me to start my own blog to document my journey through motherhood. I am hoping that through my writing, I will get people to rethink some of the ways we approach parenting in our culture and get them to realize that we desperately need to change. I love poking fun at regular everyday situations and try not to take myself too seriously.

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