Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
PIONEERFITMOM Posts: 89
2/4/11 11:19 A

It obviously meant a lot to your daughter that you changed your lifestyle and got healthy! Kids are so honest! Nice work in changing you and being a role model to your daughter!!! I have also lost some weight over the last couple of years; my 4 year old is amazed that I am not "big" anymore, as she puts it. She says to me the other day, "Mom--you don't fill the whole bathtub up anymore". And my 11 year old son just loves hugging me and telling me it is nice he can get his arms around me now. That is much better than a few years ago when I bent over to fix the TV and he said "Mom, your butt is big". Again, kids are so honest :o). Healthy just feels good doesn't it. Thanks for your post!



~Pioneer Fit Mom~

If you fall off your horse, dust yourself off and get back on again.

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
--T.S. Eliot
PIONEERFITMOM Posts: 89
2/4/11 11:18 A

It obviously meant a lot to your daughter that you changed your lifestyle and got healthy! Kids are so honest! Nice work in changing you and being a role model to your daughter!!! I have also lost some weight over the last couple of years; my 4 year old is amazed that I am not "big" anymore, as she puts it. She says to me the other day, "Mom--you don't fill the whole bathtub up anymore". And my 11 year old son just loves hugging me and telling me it is nice he can get his arms around me now. That is much better than a few years ago when I bent over to fix the TV and he said "Mom, your butt is big". Again, kids are so honest :o). Healthy just feels good doesn't it. Thanks for your post!



~Pioneer Fit Mom~

If you fall off your horse, dust yourself off and get back on again.

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
--T.S. Eliot
JAYJO64 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (11,152)
Posts: 4,407
2/4/11 11:08 A

That is wonderful! emoticon

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. ~Marcus Valerius Martial

RBURGER11 Posts: 56
2/4/11 12:15 A

Aww, I got a little teared up. This is great. Congrats.

SHELDECAMP Posts: 33
2/3/11 11:58 P

Way to go!!!!

JENNY_Y Posts: 205
2/3/11 10:23 P

So sweet!

ZOMBIEGIRL.NET SparkPoints: (25,498)
Fitness Minutes: (61,741)
Posts: 612
2/3/11 6:51 P

that's so awesome =)
emoticon

-Kristen

"What can I do today to get one step, however small, closer to achieving my goals?"

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Loa-Tzu
OUTDOORSDC Posts: 524
2/3/11 5:19 P

This is so beautiful! Heart swells for sure! :)

MARATHONMOM26.2 Posts: 4,576
2/3/11 4:37 P

Fantastic! Way to spread your spark, starting right at home and continuing from there! Congratulations not only on your weight loss but on affecting such positive change in the ones you love.

Tammy

-If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail...
-Never under-estimate the power of the group!
RAINSHINE23 Posts: 414
2/3/11 2:58 P

That's awesome, Missy! :D Congrats! I hope my kids can look up to me like that some day. :)

~ Athena "Wolf" Fritz ~
Here we go again!
MARUCA-C Posts: 228
2/3/11 2:49 P

This made my day! Way to go!

SHERRYJVP Posts: 1,178
2/3/11 1:21 P

no greater pay off than that. way to go mom and daughter both.

Now or Never!

Sherry
EARTHTONED84 SparkPoints: (12,809)
Fitness Minutes: (7,701)
Posts: 572
2/3/11 1:15 P

Great job! Obviously, you are doing a great job at setting a great example for your family! Keep up the great work Magoo!! emoticon emoticon

~Eating right today means having no regrets tomorrow~

Started: 245
Current: 225
Goal: 140

Don't dream it. Be it.

Never give up. Never give in.

~Live, Love, Laugh~

I love my veggies =)
TRACSGOAL Posts: 400
2/3/11 12:49 P

Thank you for sharing that - it is truly a tribute to you and how proud you must feel knowing you've inspired and touched your daughter. This reminds me that is why I'm making changes to inspire my daughter as well. Thank you again.

Learning a new way to live!

Achieving health and fitness will inspire
CAZ5346 SparkPoints: (27,328)
Fitness Minutes: (1,286)
Posts: 2,258
2/3/11 12:26 P

WOW! What a tribute to you.

emoticon

Carol



If there's a will, there's a way and I'll find that way.


LIFE IS TOUGH, BUT I'M TOUGHER
MAXFOCUS Posts: 5,767
2/3/11 10:39 A

emoticon
Congrats on your healthy lifestyle and being a role model for your daughter. That is so wonderful!

FLORIDASURVEYOR Posts: 367
2/3/11 10:37 A

It sounds like your family has a "healthy" attitude about the word "healthy"....way to go!! emoticon

TIM

"No food tastes as good as being thinner feels"
CASSARM1 Posts: 433
2/3/11 10:16 A

That's AWESOME!!!!!


2012 Races
7/28 Sasuage Run 5k
27:15
Full Moon 4 Miler
36:18
9/22/12 Brewers Half Marathon 2;06:05
11/25 Elf Run 10K56:12
2013 RACES
Luck of the Irish 10k
58:48
Sasuage Run 5K 38:24
9/28 Brewers Half Marathon 2:26:36

2011 RACES
1/30 Great Lakes Expo 5k -29:06
2/27 Chill Fest 10k - 60:00
3/19 Luck of the Irish 10K
58:11
5/15 Cellcom Half Marathon 2:13:18
6/26 Kade's Klassic 5K 30:13
7/30 Run with the Sasuage's
MEWIEGELE SparkPoints: (28,842)
Fitness Minutes: (12,021)
Posts: 1,836
2/3/11 9:34 A

Awesome job!!!!

Its not just about weight, its about setting goals!
BELLAMIA2823 Posts: 48
2/3/11 9:17 A

That is so fantastic! I have 4 girls and I can only hope that my healthy lifestyle change will affect them in this positive way.

emoticon

FINDINGBOBBIE SparkPoints: (62,979)
Fitness Minutes: (65,830)
Posts: 1,958
2/3/11 9:14 A

That is wonderful and you should be so proud of yourself and because of you and your healthy choices your daughter will most likely never have to worry about weight issues...you taught her the importance and benefits of a healthy lifestyle. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

~Bobbie~
NC (EST)

~Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.~ William Arthur Ward

ALMOMMA SparkPoints: (10,577)
Fitness Minutes: (5,124)
Posts: 272
2/3/11 8:57 A

Yay!!! What a great mommy moment. Keep up the great work for both you and your daughter.

GUNNERBEE Posts: 65
2/3/11 8:51 A

That is really whats its all about- great! Thanks for sharing!

FALA-REDWING Posts: 1,017
2/3/11 8:23 A

That is wonderful! Sounds like she's learned a lot from you and is well on her way. :)

If you have no voice, SCREAM. If you have no legs, RUN. If you have no hope, INVENT. (Cirque du Soleil - Alegria)

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift; that's why they call it the present.
CRACKERJACK2825 SparkPoints: (15,218)
Fitness Minutes: (11,189)
Posts: 262
2/3/11 8:21 A

Monkey see, monkey do. Way to go, Mommy monkey!!! :)

Amanda ;)
KIMD03 Posts: 32
2/3/11 8:20 A

What an awesome compliment! Congrats!

BOJO70 Posts: 508
2/3/11 7:56 A

That is so great! Way to go! emoticon

MEL_UNRAU SparkPoints: (112,061)
Fitness Minutes: (109,174)
Posts: 7,184
2/3/11 7:39 A

That is awesome!!!

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt

Baltimore Running Festival Marathon Finisher. 5:55:33
RHONDA_11 Posts: 378
2/3/11 5:57 A

That is so great! Congratulations on a job well done!

GOLDFISHLIZ Posts: 609
2/3/11 4:58 A

What a brilliant tribute to all your hard work and effort!
emoticon emoticon

CRAFTYMAMA3 Posts: 25
2/3/11 2:15 A

What an amazing moment. As a mother myself I know how much I strive to be a positive role model. Healthy, strong, confident parents raise like children. Cheers!

SILLY__RABBIT Posts: 2,361
2/3/11 2:08 A

Wow, all I can say is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing, It's funny how you don't think having such an impact and then you realize it and think to yourself 'I really am spreading the Spark' and impacting the lives of those you care most about :)

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
-- Robert H. Goddard

CHEF4RENT SparkPoints: (11,162)
Fitness Minutes: (9,003)
Posts: 815
2/3/11 2:00 A

WoW what an inspiration. Truly a moving story. I hope that I can have a similar experience one day!! Thanks for sharing.

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

ALLEY2300 SparkPoints: (32,333)
Fitness Minutes: (16,782)
Posts: 2,402
2/3/11 1:17 A

Wow!! That is what being a mom is all about! Those moments when you realize you are doing right for your children! I hope that when I have kids, I can do for mine what you have done for yous, and what all the moms here on Spark are trying to instill in their children!

Way to go!

Change is inevitable, Progress is Optional


Live for today, love for tomorrow, and laugh at all your yesterdays. Never regret the past, always hope for the future, and cherish every moment you have.
~Found on Sparkpeople.com (somewhere)

Nothing tastes as good as how thin feels.
J0ANNAJ Posts: 1,007
2/3/11 1:03 A

That is a real inspiration to me - I hope that my kids especially the teenagers see such positive changes in our household. Next they have to embrace them for themselves.

15THC_ODETTE Posts: 2,177
2/3/11 12:33 A

That is very cool. You just never know what they notice.


CHEETOMATH Posts: 869
2/3/11 12:31 A

That is awesome! I can only hope that one day my son will say the same about me! Feel very proud and bask in your moment! And thanks for sharing!!!

LILWASPUD Posts: 2,792
2/3/11 12:25 A

Aw, Missy! That made me cry. What better praise is there for all your hard work?

*~Danielle~*

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in - forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old mistakes and nonsense." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAILCHICK52 Posts: 105
2/3/11 12:01 A

Wow that is really cool... Today I got on FaceBook and my 18 year old granddaughter had posted: I love love love my Grandma Sue she's someone I look up to. I felt so good about myself that she would post that. It just makes you feel so warm and fuzzy
emoticon

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"

It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop!"
BESEVEN Posts: 3,879
2/2/11 11:55 P

I also have a daughter. She's 8. I can only hope that in a year or two, she'll be able to say the same things about me!

"The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment." �Anon.

"Joy to the world. All the boys and girls now. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea. Joy to you and me."
--Hoyt Axton
HAILEY610 SparkPoints: (48)
Fitness Minutes: (1,372)
Posts: 117
2/2/11 11:50 P

That's so amazing! Go you!

I can only imagine how wonderful that felt!

RUNNERRACHEL Posts: 1,909
2/2/11 11:50 P

that's so great! Your healthy choices are an inspiration for your daughter and show her how to make healthy choices! Your determination is such a positive message for her too! And now you are inspiring other sparkers through your journey! Thank you!

With God all things are possible

FIT2SWING Posts: 1,861
2/2/11 11:48 P

Thats fantastic!

Start Weight: 250
End Weight: 165

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
-- Mary Kay Ash
DCBOHART Posts: 2,112
2/2/11 11:46 P

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing such a great moment, I don't blame you for feeling great!

Denise

I think life's sort of like a game of tennis. You have no choice over how that ball comes to you but it's how you hit it back that counts.

-Margaret Moth
CNN photojournalist
(1951-2010)
JEN-ATX Posts: 70
2/2/11 11:46 P

That is so awesome! Congrats on all your hard work!

IBSHAUN SparkPoints: (31,343)
Fitness Minutes: (23,008)
Posts: 303
2/2/11 11:41 P

Wow, that's fantastic! You should be very proud!!

"Be as you wish to seem."
~ Socrates
K_FERGUS Posts: 294
2/2/11 11:41 P

Perfect! Good job Momma!!! :)

MSSTACYJ Posts: 1,876
2/2/11 11:38 P

Great!!! Children need good role models like yourself :)

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!

Stacy :)
ANDEENNATE Posts: 393
2/2/11 11:24 P

WOW! congrats on the weight loss...one mommy to another, what a great influence you are for your daughter. Keep up the great parenting work and the work for your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon

MISSY_MAGOO Posts: 1,517
2/2/11 11:20 P

Every night after my 12 year old Bryndalyn finishes her homework I give it a quick look-over. Tonight she had homework in her new Health class. It was 12 questions, sort of a getting to know you for the new teacher. The questions were "what does healthy mean to you?", how can being healthy or not affect your life?", "what healthy activities do you enjoy?", "how do you help others be or stay healthy?"- you get the gist.

So- question 12- "who is your healthy role model?" Bryn's answer- "My mom. She lost 90 pounds in a year and a half, she eats and makes us lots of healthy stuff, she taught me how good healthy food can taste, and she went from walking a couple miles a week to running a couple miles a day. And she did all this with no diet!"

There a so few times in life that we really experience the saying "swell with pride" but this was one of those times. My heart truly felt swollen with pride, it is such a cool thing to know your daughter is proud of you, not just that, but sees you as a role model. And it was just a few short years ago that I would have been one of the last people that she thought about when she heard the word "healthy".

I knew this change had affected her life and how she lives. I knew that she had years of living off fast food and video games, and it wasn't easy to get a kid who's used to that to become a kid who's favorite after school snack is an apple and favorite activities are sports and volunteer dog walking at the shelter. I knew my lifestyle change has changed her life... but I never really knew how much it had changed how she sees me.

Page: 15 of (15)   « First Page ‹ Previous Page 13 14 15




Other Woo Hoo! Button to Celebrate Success! Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
A pitcher of lemonade yesterday 9/19/2013 7:01:44 AM
Eating breakthrough 2/17/2014 12:46:30 PM
so excited!! 10/27/2013 7:58:03 PM
I snacked a lot BUT.... 8/2/2013 12:51:38 PM
Ate a peach instead of candy! 8/3/2013 4:48:39 PM