Races Selected and Kiddies

14 Aug

I selected my races today – I have two 5Ks in September, a Sprint Tri the first weekend of Oct., and a 10K the last week of October.  It will be a busy Fall.  As soon as I shell out the money for registration it will all become a little more real.   Another dose of reality, just what I need. Sigh.

On the grateful front – my weight has seemed to move this week – despite it being a hard week for various and sundry reasons. However, I bought chocolate tonight.  It was not my finest grocery shopping trip.   I rationalized it with “it is mostly dark chocolate, that is good for me – right?  I’ll only have half…”. So far, so good.  Pray from my will power.  It needs your support. 

So, at my lowest points this week – my kids were hilarious.  I got an email with bad news and as I sat there, tears welling up – about to cry (work related), my 3 month old was smiling away at me from his bouncy chair and I had to laugh.  Again realizing this is really no big deal.  I have my family, my health.  

My three-year old also brings in the laughs. 

He didn’t want his toast with jelly today so he handed it to me and said, “mommy, you can have it.” 

I responded, “Honey, I am on a diet.  I don’t need it.”

His response, “It’s ok, it won’t die.”  

A nice reminder that “die” is the primary part of the word “diet…” Food for thought – or not:)

And in conclusion, to remind myself that I need to lose weight – my lovely 3 year old’s new “thing” is to squeeze me and say that I am “squishy”.  Yep, not cocky about my little weight loss this week.  It reinforces that I am also doing this for them.

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2 Responses to “Races Selected and Kiddies”

  1. mostlyfitmom August 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    My son today told me I need to work out more because my tummy is lumpy. Haha! I told him I work out 5 times a week and that is more than enough. Guess he doesn’t know I’ve lost 30lbs already! He already has a six pack at 6 years of age – not fair. LOL

    I never say diet – not this time. For me, this is a total lifestyle overhaul, and there will be no “going off the diet” once I reach my goal weight. There will be a continuation of my healthy habits. However, I have said to people, “I’m on a diet” so that they quit pushing food on me. For some reason telling them that I’m not hungry or that I am trying to eat healthfully doesn’t work, but everyone understands what a diet is about. I scratch my head at that one sometimes.

    Good luck with your training! It’ll be busy, but it’ll definitely keep you focused on your fitness. And way to go on your continued weight loss. It’s definitely not easy 🙂

    • 45before35 August 14, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

      You are a gem. Actually when the word “diet” came out of my mouth I regretted it. I don’t want my kids thinking that way -I don’t want to think that way. So “lifestyle change” it is.

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