"I haven't really liked dinner this week. It's been strange."
"Well, mom says she is tired of being fat and we are going to start eating healthy. You better get used to it."
Thank you so much darling daughter.
Yes, I am tired of being fat. I am determined that 2009 will be the year I get my act together in this area.
So, today I am participating in Brenda's fitness Friday to help keep me motivated.
The "strange" food my child was talking about has been baked salmon with rice and yummy green beans stir fried in soy sauce and sesame oil (they are sooo yummy, and very few points if you are a weight watcher person), grilled vegetables wrapped in a whole wheat flour tortilla with carne asada and salsa, chicken stuffed ravioli with spring mix salad and light vinaigrette, just to name a few.
Very little fat but lots of yummy.
I'm the mean mom now. No longer acting as the short order cook making different meals for those who don't like what is being served. When I heard a few complaints I put a box of cereal in front of the whining child and walked away.
I. WILL. NOT. BE. CHUBBY. ANY. MORE.
I want to have more energy and feel like myself again.
I want to lose 48 pounds in 2009.
Four pounds a month. Totally doable.
Well, this week I felt good when I said no to the Chocolate Chip cookies my girls had just made.
I felt good that I have read my Bible every morning this week and started my day off on the right foot.
I feel good that I have a husband that still loves me after 23 years of marriage. We still smile at each other.
I feel good that I am making my kids help more around the house even though they shoot me dirty looks from behind my back.
I feel good that I made healthy meals this week even when I knew not everyone in my family would be happy about it.
I feel good when I take a little time to take care of myself, so I will have more energy to take care and nurture others.
I felt good when I got on the scale this morning and saw that it had moved down a few numbers.
I guess I just feel good about everything. I am a pretty blessed lady.
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