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."