I have been struggling more than usual with my weight loss. I recently changed my schedule and I am not eating or sleeping at normal times, nor do I think I am getting enough sleep. I may be overeating as it seems to keep me awake during the day. I am learning I just can't keep days on the weekends and nights during the week for work.
I feel like the bigger you are the faster the weight should just fall off, but that is simply not true. I guess you cannot compare your journey to anyone else. I get frustrated when I hear the girl in front of me lose more than I do every week at my weigh in meetings, but I also know that sometimes slow and steady wins the race. (Yea, I just said that.) The first time down this road I lost 8 pounds in one week. Not so much this time. It has been a steady loss of 1 or 2 pounds or less per week. (And thanks to Christmas 2 gains that were a little bit larger than I would have liked.)
One of the greatest snacks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert in my opinion has always been yogurt. Not only does it provide me with a great source of calcium, but I like the consistency, and the fact that I feel like I am really getting a lot to eat. If I throw in a little bit of fresh fruit and granola at breakfast, then I have a great looking parfait, and God knows there is nothing better than eating something that looks pretty, and tastes delicious.