I said this to my daughter: "I feel fat"
I was having a water-retention day, just an unconfident and unenergetic day. My 13-year old daughter was watching me get ready, waiting for me. I put on a pants and a shirt, and the words just slipped out of my mouth: "I feel fat".
The moment I felt the words slip away, I regreted it. I wished I never said it.
I am physically able and fit. I have the privilege to be strong and the privilege to have time to dedicate to running, biking, and yoga. I am not fat.
I never want my girls to feel like we are judged by our shapes. It was the wrong statement for me to make; it is a class of statement I often try to refrain from making. It gives my girls the wrong message.
This is my mama regret of the moment.