This past January I had the privilege of speaking at a Hearts at Home conference in sunny southern
Many moms I meet struggle with their post-baby bodies and the disappointment and discouragement they feel trying to lose weight after pregnancy. I myself had over 50 pounds to lose after each baby. And, after my last pregnancy, I let myself get to the point where I had over 100 pounds to lose! (You can see the story of that by clicking on the sidebar with my appearance on The 700 Club) Well losingweightafterbaby.com is a wonderful resource for you new (and not-so-new) moms fighting the battle of the bulge. Hop on over and check it out. Arlene’s site has many wonderful resources and she also recently featured a piece on my weight loss. Thank, Arlene!
I hope that after viewing this site, many of you will be inspired to begin to eat less and move more as you peel off that baby fat. Why, I might even get serious about getting off my last 15 pounds too! (It used to annoy me when I was a size 24 and I heard size 10 or 12 women complain about those annoying 15 pounds that they had to lose. But, they were right!! The last 10-15 pounds is the hardest. I think I lost the first 50 easier than the last five!)
And just for a little inspiration, below is one of my favorite heart-smart dessert recipes!
In a large bowl cream:
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
!/2 C. water
2 t. butter extract
1/2 C. lowfat buttermilk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
In another bowl mix together:
1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. cocoa powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
Mix the dry ingredients into the moist ingredients. Blend well and add:
20 ounce can lite cherry pie filling
3 egg whites
Spread in a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Do not over-bake. Remove from oven. Prepare frosting and pour hot over cake.
In a medium size sauce pan mix:
1 C. sugar
2 1/2 T. cocoa powder
1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. salt.
3 T. butter
Pour 1 C. boiling water over all and mix with a whisk over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 t. vanilla. Pour hot over cake.
Serves 15. Calories 240; 3 grams fat