Tuesday, January 01, 2013
First of all, I am grateful for my son today and everyday! We adopted him from Russia when he was 14 months old, and he is the light of our lives. He is such a joyful boy. His smile lights up even my darkest days!!
He is 8 1/2 years old and very perceptive. I try not to complain about my weight or use the f word ( fat, of course!) in front of him. But he has seen me try to eat healthy and exercise on and off his entire life.today he came in the kitchen where I was getting a snack and he said, "Mom, you know those commercials about losing pounds?" I told him I did. He said, "I think you could take them and lose some weight." At first I felt offense rising up in me, but I stayed calm and asked him, "Are you ashamed of me?" He said,"of course not Mom. I just want you to go swimming with me instead of sitting in the chair by the pool." Wow! Out of themouth of babes, right? I didn't think it was that big of a deal to him, but obviously it is. I feel bad for being on the sidelines physically for his entire life, and I am COMMITTED to being healthy and comfortable enough in my body to wear a swimsuit or play at the park. He is a great motivation for me to make it happen for life this time!!!