Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reality Check

I've been feeling really good about myself.
I've lost almost 13 pounds.
I've stuck with my whole sugar free craziness.
I fit in to non maternity jeans.
I've been exercising at least three times a week (including a 4 mile run, thankyouverymuch).




And then today my three year old looks up at me with his enormous blue eyes and very innocently says "Mommy, when you sit down you look fat."


Never mind that I have no idea where he heard that.
Or that he didn't mean to hurt my feelings, because after all, he's only three.
I had the whole "that's not kind" talk with him. And the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" talk, too.
Because I think that I might be totally mortified if he said that to anyone except me.


But I got a very serious reality check that I still have so far to go. And as awesome as I feel, it was a true reflection of how other people see me. He wasn't lying.


So I guess I'll have to refrain from sitting for a while longer. You know, until I don't look fat anymore.




5 comments:

oh_mg said...

I wouldn't necessarily call a 3 year old's uncensored ideas the "true reflection of how other people see" you. A picture of a scale with a professional athlete standing on it would also "look" fat. Looking fat ≠ being fat. And I hate the term "I am fat" anyway - we are not fat, we *have* fat - everyone does, some more than others, but we can change that. Focus on all you've accomplished and let it motivate you to where you want to be.

Adrienne said...

Awwww kids say the darndest things!
To my knowledge my boys still don't know what fat is...but lately I have been waiting for one of them to say something like this to me. You are doing great and you are inspiring me to keep going!!

Adrienne said...

Awwww kids say the darndest things!
To my knowledge my boys still don't know what fat is...but lately I have been waiting for one of them to say something like this to me. You are doing great and you are inspiring me to keep going!!

Jessica Kelly said...

Love reading your blog! You are an inspiration. Maybe I will try the no sugar diet. You know me, I love to bake!

Ryan.Perry said...

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