Welcome to SP! It's been a tough journey so far for me, but it's a good one. I feel like I knew all these things before, but I never really had to think about them.
I think first Communion is a lot like that too. My son is a good bit away from that still (21mo), but I know its going to hit me when I see him receive that Sacrament the first time. One Body, you know? We're all in it together, and God is right there in the thick with us. (SP's got the same idea, right? - all of us in it together. And in the thick of things, if you'll pardon the bad pun.)
First Communion reminded me of a story... My wife and I had tried Atkins for a while. We were at Mass, in the front row, kneeling during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, when my wife leans over to me. "Is Jesus a carb?" came out of her mouth and I couldn't help myself. Snorting out a laugh in the middle of a Eucharistic prayers gets you *stared* at. :)
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Funny - it is my kids getting older that has helped me gain a bunch of weight. When they were really little, they never ate our food anyway, so it was easy to diet. Now though, I have to figure out how to cook for the four of us, and what they mostly like are my weak spots - bread and pasta! I'm really trying so hard to actually eat the portions I'm supposed to eat, as opposed to the ones I want to eat! I actually bought new plates this weekend - DH and I need to have the luncheon size so that we feel we are eating a full plate. Ugh. Makes me grumpy. BUT, especially as the mom of girls, I feel strongly that they need to see me eating responsibly - I don't want to see them gain weight and feel badly about themselves. Also, they are still at the point where they haven't learned to overeat yet - they eat until they're full only. Lucky ducks. CJ, I just want to thank you for all the work you do on this site! You are an inspiration to me; I don't know how you find the time, but wanted to let you know I appreciate it. Have a lovely day.
I'm so glad someone replied to this thread so I got a notification about it.
I didn't realize you had replied to my post, Louisarink. Sorry about that!
I completely agree about the greatest adventure of mothering and that our little ones' eyes are watching every move and every bite we put in our bodies. I remember when my 'little ones' (14.5, 13, 10.5) were toddlers and I felt like having a cookie or something, they would be watching me with their little eyes and I'd snatch my hand back from the cupboard. "Let's have an orange!" I'd say. I have to find that woman again. She took a vacation there for a few years and put on the weight to prove it.
What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?
Hi CJ - I know what you mean about the kids watching you! "What are you doing? Who are you talking to? Why didn't you mention me?" Those are sentences I hear a lot! Being a mom is the greatest adventure I've ever had - it is one of the reasons I need to lose this weight. I don't want my girls to see me as a prisoner to food, you know? I'm so excited to see that there are lots of other women out there with the same struggles I have. I'm looking forward to encouraging my new team. Have a great day!
Hi All - I am new to SP, but have been Catholic for a long time. I'm looking for other people in similar circumstances to my life to encourage me! I'm 40, and have 2 young girls, both of whom are making their first communion in April. I'm happily married, and I work full time. I'm trying to figure out how to juggle my life and still be healthy! I promised myself I'd commit to SP so that I can re-lose all the weight I've gained (I re-gained about 40 lbs from the 90 I lost before!). I don't usually ever post or put any info about myself "out there", but I HAVE to stick to this!
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