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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!





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!





JAYJO64
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2/4/11 11:08 A

That is wonderful! emoticon



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
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2/3/11 6:51 P

that's so awesome =)
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OUTDOORSDC
Posts: 524
2/3/11 5:19 P

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



MARATHONMOM26.2
Posts: 4,379
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.



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. :)



MARUCA-C
Posts: 226
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.



EARTHTONED84
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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



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.



CAZ5346
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2/3/11 12:26 P

WOW! What a tribute to you.

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Carol



MAXFOCUS
Posts: 5,741
2/3/11 10:39 A

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



FLORIDASURVEYOR
Posts: 358
2/3/11 10:37 A

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



CASSARM1
Posts: 433
2/3/11 10:16 A

That's AWESOME!!!!!



MEWIEGELE
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2/3/11 9:34 A

Awesome job!!!!



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.

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FINDINGBOBBIE
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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



ALMOMMA
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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. :)



CRACKERJACK2825
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2/3/11 8:21 A

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



KIMD03
Posts: 32
2/3/11 8:20 A

What an awesome compliment! Congrats!



BOJO70
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2/3/11 7:56 A

That is so great! Way to go! emoticon



MEL_UNRAU
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2/3/11 7:39 A

That is awesome!!!



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!
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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 :)



CHEF4RENT
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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.



ALLEY2300
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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!



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: 2,777
2/3/11 12:25 A

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



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
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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!



HAILEY610
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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!



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

Thats fantastic!



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!



JEN-ATX
Posts: 70
2/2/11 11:46 P

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



IBSHAUN
SparkPoints: (31,316)
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Posts: 303
2/2/11 11:41 P

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



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 :)



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.



 
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