My Banded Time

Sunday, June 26, 2011

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

That is my new mantra...

I had a fabulous and wonderful time in San Francisco visiting my parents and sister.  We had a blast going all over the city.  At 8 and 10 they are so much easier to travel with and now help me carry luggage, pack etc.  I even took a picture which is an NSV because I have less than 12 pictures of me with my children from the last 10 years.  It is crazy but I realize that I need to get used to my body image and feel at peace with it. 

Another thing I really enjoyed was pushing myself physically in SF.  We literally ran all around town since it is a "walking town".  We did use public transportation but we walked miles and miles...I like the concept of natural exercise during the day versus gym time.  I need gym time too but walking and playing with my kids is wonderful exercise too.

Thank you  for all your virtual support.


  1. You and your boys look happy and wonderful-- it's good to see, Rachel!

  2. Rach, that is a HUGE NSV.. its a wonderful feeling and I love the mantra.. a just posted about the fact that I lost more weight in the second year than first.. I think its us getting adjusted.. its a lot of change to go through and you are absolutely right about learning to accept your new image.. it is a new you!!

  3. You're beautiful, Miss Rachel! And so are the kiddos, look at those sweet little faces. :)
    I love Confucius-isms, they're so wise.
    And so are you, I get my best exercise in on days where I just walk around with the kids, running after children should definitely be counted as high intensity!!

  4. Rachel, so glad to see photos of you and your boys--beautiful!! I'm happy to hear the SF trip went so well. I hide from being in photos too. But I'm realizing that it cheats us and our loved ones out of a document of good times with us. So I'm trying hard to be in them more, and hope w. every pound gone I'll feel more confident.

  5. You are an absolutely gorgeous woman!! And I love, love, LOVE those photos!! Please promise me you will take more photos of yourself with your children - they will thank you later!

    Sounds like a fabulous trip - and a great workout too!!

  6. Oh my goodness, I love those pictures! how fun! and I love the natural workout too.

  7. I like your mantra and LOVE your pictures! You are absolutely adorable.