Trying to Help My Son With His Weight
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I've been trying to spend less money on groceries lately and while I'm great at matching up coupons (digital/electronic and paper) and sales and as a result getting cheap groceries, I'm trying to cut down on the amount of groceries I buy.
My son is in dire need of losing weight and he's working on it and I'm trying to help without being hurtful. He really wants to lose the weight but he is impatient and I tell him that he can't go cold turkey as he will lose interest or resent the drastic changes. He instead needs to take baby steps (yep, learned that on here) and make small changes that aren't so upsetting at once.
We definitely need more exercise as a family (including me) but I realize that food intake is the most important as that is what I focused on more than anything and it helped me to lose 50 plus pounds.
I think I need to buy some cheap items that he may like as an incentive to receive once he achieves a particular goal (say 5 pounds lost). I know I have to do a better job as well at not buying as much food as I do. I tend to stock up to save money but he sees it as a "free for all" vs. eating a little at a time over time.