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Life is about so much more than looks

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am the mother of 6 kids. My kids range in age from 6 to 23. I have never been teased by a kid about my weight either mine or others. My kids do not seem to be concerned about my weight. They are concerned about my health.

Last week my oldest got married. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was nice. I like the girl and am excited to see him start his "grown up" life. I hope they are happy. Life is good. it was a good week.

i wanted to be less than 200 pounds. I weighted about 30 pounds more than I had hoped. (I wanted to weigh about 180). Last year I lost 50 pounds. I have kind of stalled. I am not sure what my problem is. I don't know if it is stress or lack of time or if I am scared of what will happen after I get to 199. Here I sit. I could spend a blog lamenting my lack of continuing on in the journey.


I could tell you that although I don't look how I wanted I did look alright in the pictures that I saw. It is better to be in the pictures than to complain that I don't like my looks. Especially when I have come so far.

So I am going to keep working to move forward. I am going to keep my eye on the prize. I will celebrate how far I have come and not lament that the journey is slow and sometimes I feel like the slowest learner. The joy comes because I am still moving forward and will get to the place I want to go.

Most of all I am going to enjoy the "happy Mom" moments that remind me that I chose to live a life that feels very blessed. I enjoy family and the joys of my kids.
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    My computer shut off for updates when I was trying to respond to this yesterday and then I had to head to work ---

    You have made real progress. Our hoped for deadlines and the real goal lines can be different, but you went to the wedding in a different place than where you were. Enjoy your family. Don't lose sight of the fact that you are important to them no matter where you are in the process of achieving your goals. Be happy with you and then put that work in! Something happens to your benefit on some level!
    3440 days ago
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    Yes, it is better to be in the picture and to enjoy your son's new journey.

    And I agree...we always find "something" wrong with the way we look, but being "healthy" is a better indicator of how far we have come and the new adventures we can enjoy!

    Congrats on your success thus far!

    3441 days ago
    What a wonderful story! I shudder at pictures I see when I was at my highest weight but if nothing else it serves to motivate me to keep fighting! Congratulations on losing 50 pounds (so far...)! emoticon
    3441 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Thank you so much for this. I was dismayed (still a bit even over two years later)that pictures from my son's showed me at my highest weight. I like your perspective so much better. At least I am in the wedding pictures.
    We have both made many healthy changes in our lifestyle... can you imagine if we had not? (shudder) The journey may be slow and arduous, but we are making progress and going in the right direction.
    3441 days ago
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