Saturday, July 9, 2011

My First Blog Award!

My blog BoysRising received its first blog award! It has taken me a few weeks to respond but it is never too late to say Thanks! Thank you to Karen Pokras Toz for recognizing BoysRising. Sometimes, as a writer, you wonder if anyone is reading, so it is nice to know that someone not only reads but enjoys the content.  Please check out Karen's blog at Karen Pokras Toz, especially her weekly summaries. Karen suggests sharing 7 things about myself, so here we go.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shedding the Post Pregnancy Baby Belly

Back on the Bike
 "Mom, do you have another baby in your stomach?" This came from my 6 year old, who has reached the "brutally honest" age where everything comes out unfiltered. I just smiled and said, "no sweetie" because I think that he was actually hoping that my answer would be yes. My husband quickly tells me not to pay any attention to my son's comments because unlike my son, he is not a 6 year old and has learned to filter his comments when it comes to a woman's weight.  Now,  at 5' 4", 118 lbs, I am certainly not overweight; in fact, my mother thinks that I am too skinny. However, in this small frame, there is 27% body fat, confirmed by the very young lady at the gym with the tape measure and torture device that clips to the skin. So why is it so hard to shed the baby belly
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