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Ok, so you ate WAY too many cookies this weekend. You nibbled a bit too much on chocolate. Yea, you probably didn’t need to go for seconds or grab that third dinner roll. But do you think HE cares? Do you think he’ll remember that you felt fat? That you were disappointed you simply ate WAY too much? I mean really.. you did.. pregnant or not.

He’s not gonna care. You know what he WILL remember?

He’ll remember playing with his cousins…

He’ll remember being the caboose…

He’ll remember playing his first game on the iPad.

(ok.. I do love it even though I still still think it’s totally overrated. ;)

He’ll also remember opening presents for his new baby cousin. He’ll remember feeling his brother moving in Mommy’s belly. He’ll remember spending hours setting up too many Kung Zhu pieces with Daddy. Cuddling with Grandma on the couch. Watching the grinch. Reading the night before Christmas with his cousin. Drinking "wine" and toasting at dinner. Opening presents. Getting that one thing he wanted for Christmas so badly. Giving gifts he helped wrap and pick out.

Overall he’ll Hopefully remember how lucky he is to have such an amazing, loving family. Maybe you should do the same. Maybe you should stop worrying about your weight and body because at the end of the day it simply doesn’t matter.

All you need to do, all you CAN do, is wake up tomorrow and be the best you can be. Stay conscious, stay present, stay healthy and enjoy the little things. I’m pretty sure he’s not worried about how he looks in these glasses and you shouldn’t worry either. Life is simply too short.

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  • Reese

    Merry Christmas..This note to self..is a perfect ending to my Sunday..Love to you and the family~Your a great person Roni, you open up so much; to so many..:)

  • Michelle

    thank you.

    and yes..he is one lucky one…what an amazing Mom he has.

    M

  • Dana

    Happy Holidays to your family Roni.

  • Tricia

    What a beautiful post, Roni! Thank you. Happy Holidays!

  • http://anticipatingkairos.blogspot.com Amanda

    much needed “note to self” – thanks for the perspective!

  • jennifer p

    that was beautiful.amen to all of it.

  • http://www.skinnytuesday.com erika

    that was sweet. i overindulged, too- but now it’s back on plan! what doesn’t bend breaks…

  • http://www.girl-heroes.com/ Jenn (GH)

    Love this. Yeah…I was one of partakers of “thirds”. :-)

    And a belated merry Christmas to you!!

  • Mary

    Thanks for the lovely message, Roni! And boy… Ryan sure does look like your husband in that last pic! I think it’s the smile :).

  • Mary Nell

    What a great post and such sweet memories “the little guy” will have! Love it.

  • Kim

    Ditto! I dropped the “I feel FAT” and picked up the “I am BLESSED” this holiday! My son is home from college, my 16 y/o daughter is on break, my husband and I both are home this week with them…. WHY RUIN THE WEEK fixated on my “caboose” !!!

    Thanks for a great year of posts Roni – ENJOY your family!

  • Nicole

    Thank YOU Roni, for that reminder I needed.
    Have a wonderful New Year!

  • Wendy

    Great message that I needed to hear! Thanks for making me really look at and appreciate the Christmas I had.

    You are simply wonderful!

  • Carrie

    Thank you Roni!!! That is exactly what I needed to read this morning…Today is a new day, and I am on track….and you know what, my week/ weekend was so worth it… Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Here’s to a fabulous New Year

  • http://lottalatte.blogspot.com Denise

    Absolutely dead-on right, and you look amazing in that first picture with the little guy…focus on that when you’re tempted to beat yourself up. :)

  • rollercoaster

    Amen!

  • http://www.runwifeyrun.blogspot.com Wifey

    BEAUTIFUL post.

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

  • http://upfitcreek.wordpress.com Katie @ Up Fit Creek

    Lovely post. I didn’t do as well as I would have liked in the eating department this weekend and I’ve been a bit down on myself about it. Your post reminded me to take one look at my beautiful girl, know that she could care less what I ate over the weekend and move on. Thank you for that!

  • http://www.danispies.com Dani

    Just love you Roni!
    Happy Holidays:)

  • http://www.icanbearunner.blogspot.com KK @ Running Through Life

    FABULOUS post Roni!!! Wonderful reminder of what we should focus on!

  • Barbara

    snow
    you want snow come and get ours.
    we live in Monmouth County and it really came down while we were away.
    got back this morning at 6:30am and had to track thru thigh deep snow.
    I do not like this stuff.

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    Ugh.. that happened to me last year. I hate coming home to snow.

  • http://www.theunnaturalmother.com Deanna – The Unnatural Mother

    Crying. Love it! Great posts!

  • Laurie

    I am dying to know…what was your annual ornament?

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    LOL It was a baby on the way one. I’ll take a pic tomorrow! :)

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