Tummies are like mood rings. They change when your body changes. Ever feel like you have a flat stomach one day and then a spare tire the next? I don't know if it is from having children, or being in my 30's but my tummy has a personality of its own and sometimes I just don't like her.
I was at my child's gymnastics class today and saw my reflection in the mirror and my stomach waved at me. I tell you no lie. I was feeling really trim, strutting my stuff and my muffin top humbled me.
"Why are you here and when are you going to leave?" I asked her. She only replied, "I am in town for a while and I plan to follow no house rules and will make you terribly uncomfortable." Yes, I love her because I am called to love but she tries my every patience.
Seriously though, I invited her in because my water intake is down this week and I ate my child's salty crackers (don't tell the kid). I also added fresh veggies to the mix. She also stops on by more now than ever. She loves that I have had children because there is more room and I am older and more comfortable.
What else makes her come around?:
Lack of fiber
Lack of exercise
White breads and other processed foods
I think I will laugh at her a little. I plan to flush her out with 64 ounces of water and will put away the crackers that she loves and will continue to eat my veggies. She will get bored of me soon... that I will make sure of.