|there will be less of this going on in the not too distant future - food as well ;)|
I almost didn't want to write about this. I made a big thing about it last year, and then royally stuffed it when when everyone in whole house got a terrible gastro virus, and afterwards I just kept putting it off, and eventually refused to go anymore. I admit, I'm embarrassed. But I must try again.
When my mum passed away 7 years ago at 50, she was overweight. She had been for as long as I'd known. It didn't stop me loving her any less, but health wise, it did take away years that we could have spent together, getting to know and loving on my kids. Meeting my littlest man. Seeing my sister go on the trip of her lifetime, moving overseas to England, and one day marry. Being there when I graduated from university. She died in the most traumatic way, with my sister and I caring for her full time, and its taken me nearly all this time to move forward. She died from cancer. So did Dad only 2 years before her. Since then I've learned that weight, more importantly excess weight, can attribute to cancer growing inside the body, along with a host of other less then appealing diseases. If I want to nip this in the bud, and not take time away from my children in 20 years, depriving them of the most important thing, time, then I have to get on top of this TODAY.
Last week it officially began. I've been tracking my food intake with My Fitness Pal on my iPhone for a week now, and when I weighed in this week I'd lost 1.5 kilos. Yay! Tomorrow. I plan to go running. When the geek gets home tomorrow, he plans to kill me (metaphorically speaking) with his weight regime he learned from the Commando last year. Oh god. I think that maybe its going so start of as more like a slow shuffle, but I'll get there. And when I do, I'll be the skinny mummy instead.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
- Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!