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Trying to move day at a time

Thursday, June 23, 2011

So my kids have finished their fourth school year since their daddy died. My grand goal in life right now is to have them be happy and healthy. And to be present for as much of those happy, healthy lives as I can.

So I am incredibly pleased with both final report cards!!! Hard working smart little girls who are moving on themselves. Go team!

And I seem to have inspired a health kick in my house. Even more so than their triathlete father did. Maybe it was just their ages while he was here. But he pushed hard and we did not follow him. I am about moderation - and healthy eating and results. And fun. After good grades, of course. Interesting to live your live on your own Terms. Completely your own - not moderated by no one else's terms.

My big girl looks wonderful - lost all the weight she gained when eating her way through her daddy's death and is exercising for health ( and beauty - she is now a teenager). The little one ate her way through her grandfather's death. The doctors and counselors believe she was mourning daddy and pop-pop finally when she lost pop-pop. She is now cycling and exercising and hanging out with exercising mom and is trying to be healthy.

I work hard to make sure they are not obsessing or being unhealthy. But they have a bad health history. And it's even harder to deal with life if you have a weight issue too. And they have enough other issues.

I am feeling like a successful proud mom. Who herself could really drop 20 more pounds. Hope I can do it - in a way that models the right behavior for my girls!
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