Say No to Diets

by Mommy on February 12, 2014

When I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to raise a perfect gentlemen.  A few months into my pregnancy, I was shocked to learn I was actually having a girl.  My heart quickly made it’s way into my throat as I saw the life I had ahead of raising a girl.  I remember my husband saying very firmly “Raising a girl brings on a whole new set of worries.”  Boy, was he right.

Here we are 5 years later and not only do we have 1 girl to worry about, but we have 2.  I am on Mom super alert when it comes to the girls.  I want them to have confidence, values, know right from wrong, be able to stand up for themselves and above all know their true beauty and worth.  We all know it’s easy to preach to people, it’s the practicing part that’s difficult.  As a woman, I am the biggest role model for my girls and I know they are watching my every move and listening to my every word.  I am proud to say the girls have never muttered a single swear word.

Diet OathSelf image is on every girls radar, including mine.  Here are some shocking stats

  • 3 in 5 women have been on a diet
  • 52% of girls get their information about dieting and nutrition from family members
  • 1 in 5 girls under 18 is currently dieting

The most disturbing part is this was a study on girls aged 10 – 17.

Five years ago when I nursed my first born, I dropped baby weight instantly without even thinking about it.  Unfortunately for me, five years later when I was nursing for the second time, history didn’t repeat itself as well, things were looking up, and then …. I hung onto each and every pound and at some points, may have even found a few extra to carry around (cause you know, a new baby isn’t enough to drag around).  When it was time to go back to work, I knew I had to do something and thanks to my lovely readers, I found a new way to live my life diet free, but still shed a few pounds.  It came in the form of My Fitness Pal.

This tool has truly changed the way I live, it’s a new life and I know it works.  I’m not on a diet and I will not diet again because I am now in control of my weight with a little help from my Pal.  It actually feels liberating.  So far, I’m 14 pounds healthier.   I speak to the girls about making healthy choices and eating some other not so healthy things in moderation.  It’s a lesson for them as well.

I am pledging to say no diets, but to live a healthy life and be a role model to my girls by taking care of myself in all ways possible, physically, spirituality, emotionally and mentally because I know as their mother, I will have the biggest impact on their lives and who they become as young women.

I want them to have enough self esteem to be able to say “no”.

I want them to know that beauty is only skin deep.

I want them to know they ARE beautiful.

I want them to know they are loved.

I want them to know they are special.

As their Mom, I am the one that has to ensure I’m giving them all the tools they need to get there.  And as their Mom, I also have to believe all these things about myself, the good news is… I do.

Saying Oath

Take the pledge to Say No to Diets, but to live a healthier lifestyle and be a role model for our kids.


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**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but is truly important for the future of our kids.  My Fitness Pal is truly awesome, if you haven’t tried it yet, please do, it has changed the way I live my life in a good way.  I am not on a diet, I’ve made a lifestyle change and it’s awesome.


Anne Taylor February 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm
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Thank you for the chance to win an awesome gift certificate. Superstore is where we do the majority of our grocery shopping.

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I pledged a few days ago. Here is my pledge from the gallery.

jan February 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm
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I pledged this to my son bc boys can grow up with just as much self image hate as girls. :) thanks for giveaway.

Mommy March 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

so very True.

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I goofed in the mandatory section. Please see the post above as my entry name.

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“Cheryl took the oath for Lou” …that’s mine!!!

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