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In which my three year old tells me I have a big bottom.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

There we were sitting down to supper as a family. I had gotten up to refill my water when our three year old said, "Mommy has a big bottom!"

Okay, my vanity was hurt a little. In spite of losing 14 pounds (9 since focusing these past 6 weeks), I was still just as self-conscious.

She followed up with, "The kids have tiny bottoms. Mommy has a big, big bottom!"

I quietly walked to the other room to laugh at the hilarity of it. Then for a minute I cried at the honest comment from my blunt, but very innocent little girl.

It doesn't matter what size bottom I have. I am working on a healthy life, and doing it in babysteps. All the little decisions every day to make the right choices say more about me than the size of my bottom depicted by a three year old.

In fact, this goes beyond three year olds. This goes for every time I'm conscious of being the fat girl in the room. This isn't about looking good, though being fit is a nice bonus. This is about feeling good, being healthy, and having the strength to make good decisions over and over again, creating a habit.

Anybody, ANYBODY can decide to take control of their health one step at a time. This is so much bigger than my bottom size right now.

That's my self pep talk today and I'm sticking to it.
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    Keep in mind that from their perspective you could have been a size 6 and it would have looked large to them. Don't let it make you feel bad, just giggle (give them crap about it when they are 15, and move on).

    Good luck on your journey !!
    2234 days ago
  • DIANE7786
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    Children say what they see. My friend was pushing her twin boys in their stroller through the mall. When she stopped, a woman told the boys they were adorable. One twin smiled sweetly as he reached out and rubbed the woman's knee. He said in a very loud, excited voice, "You have fat knees!" To him fat knees was a good thing. His mother was mortified as the woman walked away without a word.
    2237 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/12/2013 8:56:37 PM
    You can do it!! Keep pushing!
    2237 days ago
  • SISSY_24
    2237 days ago
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