Kelly’s son wrote the sweet message (Picture: Caters News)A self-conscious mum was left a sweet note from her son who noticed she was weighing herself every day.
35-year-old Kelly McCarron, a mum-of-two from Perth, Australia, has changed her diet and excercise regime in a bid to lose weight, along with her husband, Ruairi, 37.
The couple have been trying new ways to lose weight, which involves 16 hours of fasting and eight hours of eating in moderation per day.
Kelly says she often eats for comfort and definitely steps on the scales more than she should – but her 12-year-old son, Jack, has changed her feelings towards the scales.
Kelly said: ‘My husband and I have been trying to get fit since January, Ruarai has lost nine kilos but I haven’t.
‘I used to weigh 55kg but now currently weigh 64kg so I’ve put on 9kg in the last two odd years which I understand isn’t obese but I would like to get back to my old self.
Kelly has been trying to lose weight (Picture: Caters News)‘I am pretty hard on myself but when you have two children to look after, you end up putting yourself last.
‘Jack and Ayla, eigh, were being super helpful around the house last week which I found strange as they have never done this before.
‘But I thought I will enjoy it whilst I can, and then the following day I saw a piece of paper on the scales, I was going to throw it in the bin.
‘It read “does it matter?” and I then realised, it absolutely doesn’t – I noticed that I would mainly weigh myself when I am not feeling great about myself.
‘I have decided to keep the message on the scales and monitor my weight by taking pictures of myself to see the progression rather than religiously weighing myself.
‘Sometimes my daughter steps on and copies me and I tell her immediately to get off and remind her she doesn’t need to weigh herself.
‘The note from Jack made me realise, I should take my own advice and stop it also.’
Kelly was touched by her son’s note so posted it on Facebook and it got over 1100 likes.
Jack left this sweet note (Picture: Caters News)She adds: ‘I asked Jack why he wrote it and he said to be nice, but secretly I think it is because he wants a new Nintendo game.
‘Either way, his note really has helped me feel better about myself, I don’t need to lose weight it is just a healthier life I am after.
‘So there is no need for me to beat myself up and step on the scales daily – I shared the picture online because I thought there might be another woman out there who needed to see it.
‘Jack is a really good kid and he was also over the moon when I surprised him with his new game.
‘I want to get back to being healthier because I remember how much better I felt physically and mentally.
‘I also think it’s an important part of everyday life but now I will bare in mind not to dwell on my weight and to focus on being fitter.’
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