Give Yourself a Break

Give Yourself a Break

By Meggan Larson

My youngest got sick last week. At first, it was just a regular cold that I figured would clear up within a couple of days. On Friday he was breathing more quickly and sweating a lot but I still didn’t think it was anything too serious. It wasn’t until I checked on him Friday night after 11:30 pm when I saw that he was still breathing super fast and he was sound asleep. I knew something wasn’t right so my husband brought him to the children’s hospital and he was admitted almost immediately. Y’all, my precious 5-year-old had pneumonia! What in the world?? I switched off with my hubby in the morning and ended up staying with my son for the next several days in the hospital.

You know what that means right?

Hospital food.

I tried to bring as many on plan snacks as I could but I was rushed and thinking more about my baby struggling to breathe than my food intake for the hospital stay. Not to mention the fact that I had no idea how long we’d be in there for. We have amazing friends who made us meals which mostly consisted of pasta because that’s just what people make in these situations isn’t it? My son had all of his food covered but I had to fend for myself. The only thing on the hospital menu that I could order on plan was a salad and I don’t know about you but salad for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a bit much.

I did the best I could but I decided not to give myself too hard a time about what I ate. I didn’t go crazy or anything but I did eat some white bread (gasp!) and didn’t track anything. I slept on a pull-out chair and was woken by nurses almost every hour till we were discharged on Tuesday and he is totally fine now. Thank the Lord for such amazing hospital staff and well-meaning friends who made sure my family was fed. Sometimes you just need to give yourself a break and not worry about every morsel you eat. Now I’m back on track and I know the bloating will go down quickly. It was just one of those times!

~ Meggan 🙂

P.S. If you need help to figure out why you are struggling with weight, what plan will work for you, or why you emotionally eat, then I strongly urge you to check out this webinar coming up. It could be the change you need.

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Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!

Check out Meggan Larson over at Desire to Inspire!

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