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A New Way To Celebrate

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I decided to spend Mothers' Day packed with lots of exercise, instead of food centered activities. I started my day by thanking my children for being my children (parenting has been the greatest joy of my life). My husband and children gave me balloons and our meals were healthy and very simple. I spent the day communicating with the many people, whom I love all over this great country (I am grateful for modern technology). My workout program was packed with the many different styles of music that I love. I made healthy smoothies for us all to share. My husband surprised me with a CD of my favorite childhood music. I danced, laughed and cried as I enjoyed the music that reminded me of my parents (I loss them a few years ago, six months apart). Today I celebrate my mother (she was an amazing woman,mother and grandmother) and my being a mother, in a healthy way. I am grateful for the healthy baby steps that I am taking daily. I am also very grateful for my SparkPeople friends.
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FREEDOM710 5/13/2013 10:56PM

    I appreciate all of you. You make me believe that I can lose weight and keep it off. Thank you for making time to encourage me.
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MATSCHI 5/13/2013 6:49PM

    Awesome! Sounds like you had the perfect Mother's Day! Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 5/13/2013 12:50PM

    What a lovely day you had! Thanks for sharing.

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PATTYKLAVER 5/13/2013 7:55AM

    You had a great day! Good for you! Have a wonderful week.

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ISLANDNESTER 5/13/2013 1:33AM

  Ahhhhhh,beautiful blog:)

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/12/2013 11:11PM

  that is really lovey! I'm grinning with you emoticon

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BIXASTARR 5/12/2013 10:01PM

    It's terrific that you were able to celebrate this day without centering on food for entertainment and comfort! Good for you keeping up your exercise and enjoying your family and music!

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CASTIRONLADY 5/12/2013 9:17PM

    Mother's day sounds perfect for you. Glad you got to work out and eat simply. emoticon

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