Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dirty Diapers and Dieting

My daughter is going to be two years old in March, and in the two years since she was born I have put on almost sixty pounds. Not not ok. I've realized that I have become the Mom who sits on the bench and watches her kid play at the park. And I will be damned if that will be me again this summer. So my best friend got me an exercise bicycle for Christmas, and I have joined the Body By Vi 90 day challenge, and in 12 days I have lost 4 pounds! I am excited to see what this can do for me. I feel better every day. I haven't had any soda, and I realize, I don't need it. Caffeine isn't a part of my life anymore, either. I did have some half caff the other day, and it just tasted gross to me. I guess I am really going to change my lifestyle. I have to. If I want to be a part of my daughters life, and if I want to show her a healthy lifestyle, I have to be that good example.

Let me tell you, I LOVE food. I really do. Cheesecake, brownies, fried chicken, pizza, cranberry sauce. I just love food. But I love my daughter more. This has been a little difficult the last few weeks. But I will get there! I look forward to the journey.

I'm excited for my daughters birthday. I should just start saying her name, which is Lauren. Typing out my daughter is annoying sometimes. Lauren is going to be two. I can't believe it. She was born like 3 weeks ago it feels. And now she's halfway to school age. I'm anxious to see what her life is like, and what she is like, and where her adventures take her. I have such optimism and so many aspirations for her. I hope she gets everything she wants and deserves.

I've put her in some pageants. I know that's probably a little crazy to some people, especially with this Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras nonsense. But it's not all like that. She is a great kid. She really enjoys being the center of attention, and she can make anyone laugh. So, if she can be herself and earn some college money at the same time, why not? We have a big pageant coming up in Niagara Falls. I'm very excited for her. She is competing for a State title. Even if she doesn't win, she will at least have a great time. That's what I am after. And I have never been to Niagara, so this will be nice for all of us, to get away for a while.

I guess things in this sleepy Upstate NY town aren't so bad. I mean, it could be worse. We could be even more bored, or have even more snow. At least this town is so full of idiocy that I am always amused, and I am sure I will never run out of inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. Found your blog from 20 Something Bloggers. I like it :-)
    Good for you for wanting to improve your health. You can do it!
    ~Ann

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