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I needed a little pick-me-up....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I have been down on myself lately. The scale is not being kind and it is not reflecting what I am feeling. I have been working hard and feeling great but then that darn little number has to shut it all down. Why do we put so much into the scale?



I always try to live by these words, "The scale does not define me" but yet the stupid scale always can bring me down. So I needed a little pick-me-up and my daughter was just the person....

We were watching the Biggest Loser together last night. It was make over night and I was tearing up as I watched the contestants see their families. But as we were watching I asked my daughter if she thought I should go on the Biggest Loser to finally get to where I want to be. And here is her response:

"MOM.... are you crazy! You don't need to go on that show because you already look good. If you went on that show, you would shrink to nothing. You already know what to do and have lost weight just by eating right and working out."

Oh my gosh.... nothing like having your daughter put everything into perspective. She is only 9 by the way.

So enough self pity party for this girl. Because my daughter is right... I do know what to do and what it takes to get there. I just have to keep on going. And I also need to stop stressing about that darn little number on the scale. Because I am more than that. I am going to be the Super mom my kids and hubby need! I am going to finish this and show how strong I really am.

I feel renewed today and know that I got this. And I have this beautiful young lady to thank!

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SASSYLJB 1/30/2014 6:43AM

    Diamond Girl we are all our own worse critics. We still see ourselves as we were in the past. It is hard to embrace the new look as we start coming into our new bodies. You have done amazing things in your journey! You have more than inspired me! After all it who help guide me through my first half! You! you are amazing! Keep gong you know what you are doing!

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ORCHIDLADY56 1/24/2014 8:55PM

    What a sweet, sweet daughter! We are so hard on ourselves - it is nice when someone from the outside sees the real person within!

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ALLEY2300 1/23/2014 9:43PM

    Out of the mouth of babes eh? Keep on keeping on!!

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FORBANDE 1/23/2014 6:55AM

    Oh, Elaine! I cannot even believe this! I see you as this incredibly fit, strong woman and to think that you see yourself as BL material is just crazy. Your beautiful, smart daughter is spot on!!

I think we all want these transformations but for most of us, I think it's a gradual, life long process so we sometimes forget where we've been and how far we've come.

You are AMAZING!! Remember that dress you have to have altered because it's so big?? Proof positive you are moving in the best direction!

PS - I am LOVING your background, Super Mom!

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TIMOTHY53 1/23/2014 12:10AM

    You definitely do not need to go on that show. I give it one thiumbs up and one thumbs down.

emoticon Losing weight and getting into shape is not a game. It is a matter of life or death. It was for me anyway. I fell that turning it into a game like BL does trivializes it. ANd some of these people are losing too much weight week to week. 0.5 to 2 pounds a week should be the average.

emoticon When I worked for Weight Watchers, if I had a dollar for every person who cited BL for the reason they decided it was time to lose the weight and get into shape I would not have needed a paycheck. It has caused a whole lot of people to have their "come to Jesus" moment about their weight and general health choices.

And the scale? It's just a tool. Like a compass. Take a reading from it and adjust your course accordingly. Use it wisely and you will navigate into port safely.

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 1/22/2014 10:46PM

    I miss watching Biggest Loser! I agree with your super-smart daughter, too - you look beautiful and you already do the right stuff. It will happen.
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OKBACK2ME 1/22/2014 10:19PM

    What a great girl you have! My boys would have not known the right thing to say! You do know how to do this and you will succeed! and yes sometimes that scale is not our friend! emoticon

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HOLLYM48 1/22/2014 6:40PM

    Your daughter is a very smart little cookie! I don't think that the show teaches all the skills that this wonderful site does to keep it in check for life without anyone pushing you and cooking for you. Keep up the great work!

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GLMOM2 1/22/2014 4:17PM

    Awww...Our kids always know how to tell us like it is! emoticon

emoticon with your DD ~ you know what to do and emoticon ... I have faith in you! emoticon


Take emoticon that emoticon Elaine has this! emoticon
(Sorry I had to share a comment with your pesky scale! LOL) emoticon

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WORTHEYMOM 1/22/2014 3:41PM

    ShrinkingSheri is so right! Kids always speak the truth! BUT I totally understand how you feel. We know that the darn scale does not define us - I'm putting mine away tonight. I will pull it out once a week at the most to check in, we got this! baby steps are so much better than giant leaps!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 1/22/2014 3:23PM

    Out of the mouth of babes....the truth always falls. You are doing great. We are always so hard on ourselves. Keep going girl. You got this!!!!! emoticon

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VALYNN26 1/22/2014 2:49PM

    LOVE this blog!! WOW! Leave it to our little ones to put things into perspective for us! Biggest Loser was awesome last night & I too got teary eyed watching. You are doing a great job! Just keep on going! emoticon

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