A few years ago, when we were swimming in the beautiful backyard pool I’d scored on the Freecycle network, I said to my boys, “Oh, it’s like you’re water babies!” because they were always in the pool that summer. Thing Two (being just 7 at the time) said, “Yeah, Mama, and you’re our sea cow!”
He meant it as a compliment. But, SEA COW???
The look on my face must have been one of pure devastation because his face crumbled as if he’d done the most grievous thing. It wasn’t HIS fault that I was sensitive about my size, and his comment was definitely not intended to hurt me, so I instantly turned my frown upside down and turned it into a joke on me. We still laugh about it to this day.
That afternoon, I knew then that I couldn’t ignore my weight issues.
But, Ugh. Another weekend has come and gone and I’m still struggling with my weight. It seems as if it’s a never ending battle.
It’s like one step forward and two steps back.
All I can do is recommit each day. Today: smaller portions, eat when I’m hungry but eat what I want, and exercise.
Today’s a new day. Tomorrow will be another one. But I’m tired of wasting my life worrying about this weight issue.
I found this motivational quote:
“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” -Unknown
So here’s to standing up in my own puddle, right?