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I wanna be like Mom!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy holidays to everyone! I haven't posted a blog entry in a while.

My mother was here for Christmas from California. I hadn't seen her since January and she looks good! She had on a pair of jeans the other day and looked so slim! I told her it looks like she's been losing weight, but she swears she's put on some pounds and wears a 10, but would like to get down to a 6. Well she looks good to me! I'm hoping I've inherited some of her weight loss genes. hehe. But my mother has been an exercise and nutrition maniac since I was young. I remember she would get up at 4 in the morning and run up and down our stairs for 30 minutes or so...jump rope...and preach to everyone who would listen about eating their veggies. She still exercises by going for several walks around the marina every week and taking the stairs at her job whenever she can. And I kid you not, she packs RAW kale in little baggies and snacks on it at work like it's chips! LOL! She does have a sweet tooth, though, which I KNOW I inherited from her. But she does really well with eating it in moderation.

And I love looking at pictures of her "back in the day." I know she'd already had me (I also have a sister who's 11 years older than me - yes, I was a SURPRISE. :-) ) and she had this super super flat stomach. She looked really hot! She has had some weight losses and gains over the years, but 30 years later she still looks great! She's 61 now and still committed to treating her body well and looking her best. She's such an inspiration to me!

P.S. There's a current picture of the two of us in my photo gallery also.
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  • VILYNN12
    Awwwww how did I miss this one . I love the pic of you together . Your mom is beautiful here .
    4843 days ago
  • LANC92
    I missed this because of the virus but I'm reading it now and it's making me all mushy. How wonderful to have that example in your life and how wonderful that you appreciate what you have. I wanna be like your Mom too!
    4847 days ago
    Ta Ta, this is a great picture and you have such a wonderful mom. She set a great example for you and although we have difficult times, I can tell that you continue to hear her words of wisdom and follow them. I hope she knows she has an awesome daughter!
    4853 days ago
    What a wonderful way to think about your mother and what a great example she has been. So glad you have that to draw on during your journey. I'm so happy that you will be continuing with us for BL5. You would be SOOOOO missed. I'm so glad I've been able to get to know you this past year. Happy New Year!
    4854 days ago
    And lucky her for having a daughter that recognizes how awesome her mom is :)
    4855 days ago
    What great memories you have of you mom! She definitely sounds like an inspiration. Lucky you!
    4855 days ago
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