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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I was watching the biggest loser and seeing how many children are bigger than their parents and my mind was turning. I realize I have got to change my entire family habits. My kids are young and I know my son is goign to take after his Daddy. He isn't big into sweets or snacks. But my daughter takes after me and I don't want her to grow up over weight. It is hard.

She eats tons of fruits but she does eat candy. She loves to snack on cheese or fruits and not chips but candy is her down fall. So I won't have it in the house now.

Now I have to got to set an example and move, move, move!! I have got to get my arsss to that gym and make a difference.
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  • BRE7482
    I noticed the exact same thing last night watching BL. Up until I started dropping weight last year, the same thing also held true for me too. I weighed more than my mom. Now we're both dropping the lbs together. I think it's great of you to set a good example for your children. They have a super mom!
    2819 days ago
    I see this with my students in my elementary class. I am considering starting a program for girls called Girls on the Run. I saw it on the internet. Its a 12 week character building program with lessons and then running. At the end the team completes a 5K together. I've only done one 5K ever -- last year. I think it will motivate me as well as the girls. And for today (at home - snow day) I'm cleaning out my own pantry!
    2819 days ago
  • NIKI778
    Yep, right there with you. We don't keep very much bad things in the house, but they do love their candy. I try to limit them to once a day and only after eating an entire meal of healthy foods so they understand the importance of making sure that you get what your body needs before you get to eat what you want.
    2819 days ago
    I have seen the same thing. We have gotten rid of sodas & most candy so that she doesn't even learn the bad habit. I think if they grow up not depending on the bad stuff, they won't feel like they have to have it.
    2819 days ago
    So very true. I know how hard it is, too. At least at my son's school, he gets candy and sweets there all the time. The teachers use it as rewards!

    One rule we instituted is that all snacks (chips, crackers, etc) have to be portioned out into bowls. My 8yo delights in tattling when he catches my husband eating straight out of the bag. He knows that's against the rules.
    2819 days ago
  • DIXIED88
    I"m fighting that battle too. My son wants only processed foods. Mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, and so on. I'm constantly trying to get him to taste things hoping his palate will evolve. Good luck to you! Being a mother is the toughest job out there!
    2819 days ago
  • CGREEN717
    Good luck on your journey. However, I hope that more than anything you'll consider teaching your daughter about portion control. My mom was always on some type of diet because she had to lose over 100 lbs herself when she was in her twenties. However, she drilled me to death, and tried to teach my portion controls by putting on every package what I was allowed to have and counting in behind me when I would go on an eating binge. Then she would take all the sweets away completely. If I had followed her advice I NEVER would have gotten into the boat I'm in now.
    We can only show our kids the proper way to handle things, but in the end they are going to follow their own path.

    2820 days ago
    I'm with you Kitti!
    We need to teach our girls to eat healthy and bee healthy!
    2820 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. Good Luck with your journey.
    2820 days ago
    We as parents have to set the example for our children, and it is sooooo hard. Good luck on your journey and keep up the good work.
    2820 days ago
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