Monday, June 13, 2011

**Days 163 & 164**

I couldn't post last night because we couldn't get the internet to connect out here at the cabin - sometimes it's impossible to get a signal, but, luckily, it connected today!  Anyway....

So, I said I wasn't going to give up on this whole weight loss journey thing, but I did....for 3 whole days.  My food choices weren't all that bad, but I didn't exercise Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  I lost all my motivation, and just gave up, but my 10 year old daughter got me going again.  As I was tucking her into bed last night this conversation took place:

Daughter:  "Mama, did you exercise today?"
Me:  "No."
Daughter:  "Did you exercise yesterday?"
Me:  "No, I didn't.  And I didn't exercise on Friday either."
Daughter:  "Aren't you suppose to keep exercising?" 
Me:  "Yes, I am."
Daughter:  "Well, what happened, Mama?  You were doing so good?"

Ouch.  Wow.  Kids don't miss a thing - they notice everything!  My girl noticed when I started to take care of myself, and she noticed when I stopped again.  So, in the end, I told her that I was feeling frustrated and discouraged, and I went into a slump, but that giving up was the wrong thing for Mama to do, and then I promised her I was going to get back to my exercising.  I thanked her for caring enough to ask me about it, and I thanked her for giving me the motivation I need to get started again.  Yes, I'm losing this weight for myself, but I'm, also, doing it for my girls because I want to set a good example for them.

So, I kept my promise!  Today I did the 30 Day Shred, and I ran one mile, and walked another half mile. And when I was done, my daughter said:  "I'm proud of you, Mama.  You did good." ......  if that doesn't keep me going, I don't know what will?!


  1. This is so lovely. Little kids are so loving and honest, such great motivation! ♥

  2. Way to go Mom!!! Give your gils a hug for me. Love dad

  3. Thanks for commenting, Mary and Dad!!