Hi ladies, I am a single mom too. Sounds like its an AA group or something, Hello my name is Jennie and I'm a single mom. My son is 4 yrs old. I got prego when I was in college and after graduation, moved back home and have never looked back. His father did not want to be involved so from day one, it was all me. I knew this going in to it so I have never felt unfortunate, just lucky to be a mom. But I know how emotions can really pay a tole on your health and well being.
The hardest thing I find about being a single mom and losing weight is when do I find time to excersise. Serious excersise, I can go on walks and what not with my son to be active but when I want to really work out I have to ask some one to watch him. I've been sneakingout from work at luch time and gong to the gym which is fine as long as I dont' get caught taking 1 1/2 hour lunches!
I find my whole motivation for living is because I am a mom. I work hard to get a head to make a better life for us, I also want to work hard to lose weight so I will be around and be healthy.
Things can be hard being a single parent and in the ideal world, we would all have loving supportive, healthy relation ships but just think about all the awful drama that some people put up with just to not be single. A friend of mine stays with her abusive babys father just so that he is in their life. I would much rather be on my own than getting abused. We just have to find the strength inside ourselves to be the best we can be.
Some times I get so wrapped up in the fact that I am sole provider that I forget, I need to take care of my self. So while I feel guilty asking a friend to pick my son up so I can have me time at the gym, it really is the best for both of us. If i am happy and healthy, it will rub off on him.
Good luck, and we all can do it!