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Affect of journey on children

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I saw one of the "hot topics" listed was how your journey has affected your kids. My first thought - I really hope it hasn't. That's why I'm pushing so hard now. I have to succeed before she's old enough for me to give her diet and body issues. Maybe someday she'll look at pictures of her as a baby and say "wow mom, you were fat!", but it will be past tense. Right now she mimics me, but doesn't fully understand. Yesterday when I finished my Wii workout she ran over, grabbed the Wiimote, and climbed up onto the balance board (I have it on the lifters to make it a real step). It was so cute. I want to encourage a healthy lifestyle, with good food choices and activity, but in more of a "this is just how we live life" rather than a "I can't eat that if I want to lose ___ lbs before ____." Long term I hope this journey affects her in that it helps me to raise her right. I wound up with body issues when I was 12, and now I worry about how successful I can be. I never thought I was thin enough. So no matter how healthy I get, will it ever be enough? I'm hoping that having put on so much weight my perspective will be a little better. I don't want my daughter going through the same pain I did.
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    I can't believe how big your daughter has gotten since I was on here last :-) By living a healthier lifestyle, we are absolutely helping break the cycle with our own kids. Its okay to let our kids know that there are struggles in life, and that it is in their power (and ours too) to make a healthy decision!!! Hugs, mama, you are a strong and wonderful person and your daughter is going to be to!
    3883 days ago
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    You are off to a good start. Have fun with it!
    3887 days ago
    Your daughter is going to be a beautiful woman. Just like her mama.
    3887 days ago
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