You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
~Franklin P. Jones
Yesterday, I had a conversation with my 4 year old daughter, Moo Moo (a nickname, of course, although it’s all I call her so I a surprised she recognizes her own name LOL).
“Mommy, do old people always get fat?’
“Do all old people get fat?”
“It depends but no, not all people get fat. Why”
“Well, you are and I was wondering if I would be.”
I know she didn’t mean to hurt my feelings. But it did. It hurt a lot. It isn’t the first time my kids have mentioned my weight. Moo Moo has mentioned how I needed to get those diet pills on the commercial so I could lose weight too. Again, not malicious but hurtful all the same.
I wish I could explain to them just what is going on with me. About my depression, about how I am an emotional eater who definitely binges. I wish, I wish, I wish……..
What I really want to do is to get healthy. To lose this weight once and for all and to NEVER hear “Mommy is fat” again.
Question: How is your routine changing now that summer is winding down? Any go-to tips to stay organized?
Now that summer is winding down, my schedule is going to change drastically. No more lazy mornings, no more spontaneous day trips. One good thing about it is that with both kids in school on Tues and Thursdays, I will be able to have some me time to get in a good workout, uninterrupted.
To stay organized, I believe pre-planning is key! I plan out a monthly menu for dinners and make my grocery list from it. I also utilize my google calendar to keep me aware of appointments and anything else I need to remember.