Believe it or not, my children are a big reason why I am so motivated to lose weight. Not for the reasons that most people share. Sure, I want to be here to see them graduate, launch successful businesses and careers, marry, have children and become the female leaders of our country and this world that we are raising them to be. I absolutely want to see these accomplishments and so much more. However, it’s not the motivation for my weight loss today. I’m motivated because of my children’s friend “BoBo”!
BoBo is the name my girls have given my stomach. When I announced my plans to lose weight, our youngest daughter looks up at me with her big brown eyes and says in her saddest voice, “No, Mummy! Don’t get rid of BoBo!”
And she repeats, “Don’t get rid of BoBo!”
“Who is BoBo?” I ask.
She immediately begins to rub my tummy, looking from my stomach to my face, right into my eyes. I didn’t know how to respond at first. Was she serious? I’m thinking. She can’t possibly have named my stomach. And as if she could read my mind, she responds to my unvoiced questions.
“You can’t get rid of BoBo. Who will I have to lay on? He’s my soft, comfortable pillow.”
I couldn’t believe it. Here is my 7-year old child, almost in tears for an unhealthy, not-so-sexy, round of mound in the middle of my body – and she’s named it. I just could not believe it!
So I try to explain that my rotund stomach was a sign that Mummy is unhealthy. That I have to lose the inches in my midsection and lose some weight to be more healthy so that I can have more energy, live longer, be able to play more with she and her sister, and be a more happy Mummy. I tried to explain in terms that an intelligent elementary student would understand. After-all, I have always been very open and honest with our children. I explained and she listened, looking at me as if she were taking in every word. She appeared to comprehend my need to lose the weight, get healthy and thus be happier.
“Do you understand?” I asked.
“Yes, Mummy! I understand.” she sighed as she turned to continue playing on her Nook. Then she calls out to her sister and proclaims, “Mummy’s gonna kill BoBo!”
All I could do was shake my head and walk away. My daughters have declared their mother a murderer because she wants to lose weight. What in the world!
Well, I am happy to report that I am using my Plexus Pink Drink and BoBo has lost 3 inches in the past week. You can order a sample at http://www.bodybybriggsy.myplexusproducts.com #GetExcited
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