This chest cold is getting the best of me - the coughing keeps me up at night, and I can't even laugh without breaking out in a coughing fit. So, I didn't end up exercising yesterday, as I planned. I did get on my treadmill for a light 20 minute walk tonight, but I kept it at 3.5mph because I didn't want to get all winded and end up coughing for the whole walk. My dad and I are going to the gym tomorrow afternoon and I'm going to do, at least, 30 minutes of cardio. My eating has been good, and I've been drinking a ton of water, so I'm hoping to see a good loss on Friday.
My 11-year-old daughter came to me crying this morning because she feels like her tummy is too fat. She says she doesn't like what she sees when she looks in the mirror, and she said when someone takes a picture of her she tries to suck in her tummy. She told me that she wants to be skinnier. I told her that I understand her feelings, but that the most important thing is that she is healthy (not skinny), and that if she feels her body doesn't look or feel as healthy as she thinks it should then she needs to exercise, and eat better. It's my fault she hasn't been eating all that well, so I feel really bad about that. My whole family slacks off when I slack off, and when I gained a bit of my weight back my daughter did, too. My family doesn't exercise as much I do, so I'm going to make a real effort to get them involved again. It breaks my heart to hear my girl tell me she doesn't like how she looks. So sad! I'm going to do my best to help her through this, and the best way I can do that is to be a good example.