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.