Like so many others every year my new years resolution includes losing weight. Every since my oldest son was born nearly five years ago, I’ve told myself that I had to lose it before my sons recognize that their mother was fat. Well this year was no different, although I had no desire to publish it for the world to see, my new years resolution was to get healthy. But, I am a day late and a dollar short because today my son called me fat. Okay he didn’t directly say “you are fat mommy”, but while watching TV the commercial below came on and when it ended he proclaimed “Mommy you can use that so you can be small like her.”
I instantly teared up not because I’m fat because I have been that since I was very young, but because I felt…. like a failure, vulnerable, imperfect in the eyes of my son. So here I am sharing with all of you being even more vulnerable, but hey if that’s what it takes.
Welcome to Waistline Wednesday.
The larger your waist — regardless of your weight — the greater your risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease, say American Cancer Society researchers in a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
So instead of watching the scale my concern is the size of my waistline, if I am able to attain my goal of a 35 inch waist not only will the pounds follow, but my risk of weight related illnesses and death reduce greatly.
So there it is my new years resolution is to reduce my waistline and to do what I intended to do for nearly five years set the example for my boys. And oh don’t worry I am not beating myself up, just taking heed to my sweet sons advice and losing some weight! I am starting at a 56 inch waistline.