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Small Victories

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I think all moms of little ones have a mixed bag of challenges when it comes to weight loss. One the one hand, it is sometimes possible to share a meal with a preschooler, therefore eating less yourself (and they are still quite happy, and full). On the other side is the tendency to finish what they do not.

My DD wanted a hot dog for lunch. I rarely eat a basic old hot dog (if I have one, I prefer it smothered in chili and mustard...). I was busy taking down Halloween decorations, chatting with her while she ate. When she was done, about a third of the hot dog remained. I picked it up, intending to put it into my mouth... did a quick scan and realized "I am not hungry."

I fed it to the dog, instead. He was happy to get the "treat."
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    Good job Denise. It's almost like instinct. You see a bowl of candy or your case the unfinished hot dog and you hand just wants to go right to your mouth. Just think of how many calories you won't be eating if you are able to do this a few more times. Congrats on being in touch with yourself to know that you weren't hungry and didn't need the hot dog.
    2904 days ago
  • SUZY6281
    Ha! Sounds like the dog had a great day! My two dogs often save me from overeating. Now I have to be careful they don't gain weight too!

    Good for you!

    2906 days ago
    I remember those days...But good for you realizing you were not hungry and resisting temptation. I applaud you. Keep up the great work! You are worth it!
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    2908 days ago
  • F8CONE8
    Good for you and the dog.
    2908 days ago
    Oh My goodness- another member of the "Clean Plate Club"- did they have those where you went to school. Aren't all mom's guilty of being garbage disposals for their children's plates. We must break the cycle LOL
    Have a great day, your dog did!
    2908 days ago
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