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a NSV that WARMS a MOTHER'S HEART


Saturday, August 13, 2011

A NSV that warms a mother's heart emoticon emoticon

Actually, I had 2 non-scale victories this week. emoticon The first happened at the water-park. I always keep a swim-bag packed, ready to go, in my car. Sometimes we are spontaneous and just decide to go swimming on a whim. We had not been swimming in about a month. We decided to go the other day. I didn't have to pack the swim bag, so I didn't think about my suit not fitting. When we got there, I put my suit on, and was shocked, happily so, that my suit is now TOO BIG. emoticon YEAH! emoticon Im going to miss that suit. I liked it so much, I bought it in 2 different sizes (that was the smaller one). Oh well, glad to let it go.


My proudest NSV, up to now, happened when we went to Taco Bell after the water-park. By the way, not my restaurant choice, but sometimes you have to go along to get along (with other people, I mean). We hardly ever go to TB. First, let me say, in January, when I started my Spark journey, I did not force my new eating habits on my family. I knew they would come around with less resistance if I let them come along and join me at their own pace. At first, I had to prepare separate meals for myself. But not anymore. The DH and both kids are on board 100%. They are all into shopping for and preparing our food together. Which is FUN! That whole Spark thing changing other areas of your life really works! I feel like I am a better mom. emoticon

My 9 year old son was the first one in the Taco Bell door and the only customer in line. The cashier asked him for his order. He spied the printed pamphlets listing the nutritional values. He said "Oh wait a minute, I need to check your nutritional values before I can order." The cashier looked like a deer in the head-lights! I said "At-ta boy!". After he ordered, I asked him how he decided what to order. He said, in such serious tone, " Well, I looked at the fat, sodium, and calories of everything." emoticon

Both of my kids ordered water to drink. emoticon The self-serve pop machine did not have the water button clearly marked. There was a man at the machine finishing up when my kids started to get their water. He could see my son trying to figure out the water thing. And he asked him what he was trying to do. My son said "I am getting water". And my 12 year old (going on 17--yes, I know I am trouble) daughter said to the guy, without any hesitation, "That's what your body wants." The guy was probably thinking that I have my hands full. I LOVE the monsters I have created! emoticon

So, for me, as a mother, I am proud that they are "getting it" at such a young age. And I didn't have to force it on them. To me, that is the best NSV I have ever had. emoticon

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YO~YOLANDA 9/5/2011 8:56AM

    Good job Mama!!! Those are some Great Tools to pass along to the kidd-os. Now that hasta feel reeeeal good!

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ANDYSGIRL73 9/5/2011 8:27AM

    Aawwww...this is what it's all about! emoticon

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AMANDA_A_725 9/2/2011 11:05PM

    Awesome! What a great role model you're being for them!

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LITTLELADYHOPE 9/1/2011 1:52PM

    AWESOME!!! Congrats, babe!!

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FINALLYBEINGME 8/19/2011 8:47PM

    Wow, I am so impressed that your kids are "sparking" as well! Great job :). emoticon

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MARTHA503 8/19/2011 2:42AM

    OMG! Awesome! Wow, what an accomplishment. I love your monsters. Great job, mom.

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MEADSBAY 8/14/2011 9:36PM

    omg- YES!!!!!
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DOTTIEJANE1 8/14/2011 5:12PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/14/2011 3:51PM

    you go girl !! fantastic emoticon

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BABYSTEPS84 8/14/2011 12:36PM

    I'm not a mom - but I still liked your blog :)

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ELIZINJAPAN 8/14/2011 3:01AM

    That's just awesome!

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MISSY455 8/14/2011 1:49AM

    emoticon wins both!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/13/2011 10:35PM

    ADORABLE!!!

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JATHUENER 8/13/2011 10:22PM

    he listened that does feel good and for your suit to be too big you had a 2 for 1 deal woo hoo

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ELSCO55 8/13/2011 9:39PM

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TARANITUP 8/13/2011 9:37PM

    This is great! My 2 year old will join me in a Jillian DVD and say "eh-size Mommy? Eh-size?" haha :)

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MELLIL 8/13/2011 9:17PM

    emoticon GOOOOOOO MAMA!!! That is totally emoticon !!! And emoticon on the swim suit too! emoticon

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TGSM64 8/13/2011 8:57PM

  I really "liked" your blog. This has motivated me to try and change my kid's eating habits. emoticon

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REDWRITINGHOOD 8/13/2011 7:59PM

    emoticon My youngest is trying to eat better, but the rest of them will be slower to jump on board, I think, lol.

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IMIN2GENES 8/13/2011 7:29PM

    Awesome! I've noticed my 9 year old has been checking out labels too. Now, if I could get her on the whole water thing consistently!
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NEWMAC2011 8/13/2011 6:45PM

    That is fantastic! First that your smaller bathing suit doesn't fit and second that your kids are on board with the healthy lifestyle (actually I think I should reverse the order!) I bet they will influence their friends and who knows how many people will be positively affected by your journey! I can relate as my DD is very into health. She actually ate a salmon cake tonight & liked it! It's great that we can make sure that our kids won't have to suffer through what we have.

Good for you & your kids!

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MARCHEM 8/13/2011 4:36PM

    Way to Go!

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LATVIAN_SANDY 8/13/2011 2:50PM

    emoticon HOW emoticon

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WHIRLEDTRAVELER 8/13/2011 2:08PM

    Wow! Yay for you. What a great day, bathing suit, kids, and all.

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LOGCABINMAN 8/13/2011 1:34PM

  Your kids are so lucky to have you there to educate them now. It is harder to learn later. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-CHERYL 8/13/2011 1:01PM

    That is totally awesome!! I love that the kids are on board with the healthy way to eat! My 18 year old is because of weight lifting. He's brought me home stuff from Taco Bell & Subway saying "You can eat this, it's healthy! I love that your bathing suit didn't fit!!

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JENNIFER_67 8/13/2011 12:03PM

    That's fantastic!! My boys are not quite that into it yet. But they do choose fruits and vegetables over chips or candy, and water over soda. So that's huge. Congratulations on setting such a great example for your kids.

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MRSFOSTER2 8/13/2011 11:27AM

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ANGEL636 8/13/2011 11:00AM

    How rewarding to put something on that is loose emoticon
& don't you love is when the kids make the best choices. What a great mum you are. WTG.

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LNDASMS 8/13/2011 10:57AM

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LAKEGAL81 8/13/2011 10:33AM

    That's awesome that your kids are making great decisions for themselves and not being forced into it. emoticon

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KELLEEH 8/13/2011 10:00AM

    Great stories! I love your non-scale victories! Your kids are awesome!

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EUPHRATES 8/13/2011 9:57AM

    That is awesome! Way to go mom!!

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GAYLLYNNE 8/13/2011 9:53AM

    Fantastic!! You are doing a great job and have instilled a life long love of being healthy in your children! emoticon emoticon

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 8/13/2011 9:49AM

    First, I didn't have any idea what an NSV was!

WTG on raising your family right!

I did the same with DH - cooked separate meals, his first. Now he demands his share of the veggies!

Spark On!

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MIIMA-ME-MY 8/13/2011 9:46AM

    emoticon Your kids ROCK!!! emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 8/13/2011 9:21AM

    Wooty, woot, woot! Bet the TB staff was bemused for the rest of the day. And the swimsuit was a sweet surprise! Good for you!!
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DOTTIEJANE1 8/13/2011 9:15AM

    Love your blog of NSV .What an emoticon day . Be proud of the kids and your too bug suit .YEA!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEALTHYOTTER 8/13/2011 9:08AM

    Great victories. I truly can't imagine my kids passing up soda for water :) Hope the too big suit stayed in place well enough! emoticon

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CMPEARL 8/13/2011 8:56AM

    Awesome, awesome, AWESOME NSV!!!! What a proud moment as a Mom...great job on teaching your family on making better choices!!! emoticon

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