I was sitting with my sister-in-law, nephew and niece at the kitchen table talking and we got on the topic of me when I was younger. I think I mentioned how fat I always was even as a kid and my sister-in-law said “Sheri you were never fat when I knew you.” I challenged her, I said “oh yes I was, I had a few times during my childhood where I'd lose weight and gain it back again.”
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Well, low and behold she went out and got all the high school yearbooks! LOL! I threw all of mine out long time ago. Anyways, we started looking in the books for me. It was a lot of fun! What shocked me was she was right, I was not fat! Every High School picture from Freshmen to Senior I was thin and not only that yours truly was on the girls Basketball team.
This is pretty scary for me to think of myself so fat, but in actuality I wasn't. Jill was right, it really started after high school. I do remember going to College and gaining about 20 pounds and then losing that weight working out real hard on the Firm workout. Remember that DVD? Best workout I remember, no way could I do it now though sadly.
If I am really honest with myself and look back it wasn't until I was on my own until my weight ballooned out of control. My Mom provided me with healthy meals every day for 18 years, I was a child that played in soccer, volleyball, basketball, kickball and ran all around the neighborhood. Yeah I had baby fat, but I was not fat.
Many times Mom caught me with sneaking cookies from the cupboard and got after me because she was cooking dinner. I had the “love of eating” back then that is for sure, but she helped control it.
I guess my point here is try not to be disillusioned with what you think you know verses the truth. Perhaps the simple truth is we all need that person in our lives that provide truth and love. For me it was my Mom that provided the healthy meals, portioned sized meals and helped control my snacking. She did it with love, not nagging or screaming.
What would happen if our spouse would become that person? How would I handle it? Probably not so good, no one likes being told not to do something right? But if they did it in love and kindness perhaps that would be okay? Hmm, don't know, just thought I'd share it!
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