Thursday, October 04, 2012
The decision came when I saw myself in the pictures from our trip to Disney World. I couldn't believe how big I looked. I knew I had gained weight but the reality of it didn't hit until I saw myself. See I'm usually the one behind the camera taking the pictures. I've always avoided getting my picture taken.
I can't keep going like this. I need to be healthy for my children. I've also noticed the kids following some of my habits and my daughter is starting to look chunky because of it. I need to model a better life style for her.
I was talking with my husband about the way we eat and realized we were eating the way I ate when I was a child. Our meals contained a lot of pasta, potatoes, and carbs. With hardly any vegetables. That really helped me realize that we needed to fix our eating because I'm setting the stage for my children's adult lives and their kids.
Change has not come easy. The kids whined a great deal at first but they are getting use to it. I've been changing things slowly so its not to big of a deal for them. First we switched to whole grain breads and pastas. Next I cut down on the potatoes and pasta per meal. Our meals have more vegetables than anything now. I've also try to get fresh veggies if possible, if not I get frozen. I think this was the biggest thing that caused whining. But they've gotten use to them. The other day I tried to serve them canned peas and they all complained saying they were gross. So far we are doing good.
My next goal is portion control and to get us moving more.