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No, I am not buying that.

Friday, February 15, 2013

So my kids are not very happy that my healthy living plans mean we have a lot less processed snacks and deserts in the house.

Goodbye Coca Cola. So long candy bars. Farewell potato chips. Bon Voyage crackers. Adios ice cream. Hit the road Little Debbie.

I've welcomed some new friends instead. Hello fruit! Howdy cheese! Hi there Greek yogurt! Welcome water!

The kids are not enjoying our new buddies that have moved in for good. I keep hearing "We don't have anything to EAT." Yes we do. Have some strawberries. Have some bananas. Have some yogurt.

My daughter keeps begging me to take her for a Coke. She keeps telling me she is CRAVING a coke. She says that and I think, that's my fault. She shouldn't be dying to have 180 empty calories worth of sugar and flavoring. I have to keep that stuff out of here in order to teach them better habits, and also to avoid my triggers.

My mother used to always say "why don't you just have will power?" She never had a problem with her weight, she could have a box of candy in the house and it would stay for months. She started keeping the few sweets we had at home under lock and key because if I had access they would be gone in days. So she doesn't understand that I never had will power. When I got old enough to express myself better, I would say "I don't have will power or I wouldn't be overweight to begin with. I can't suddenly develop it. If you want me to lose weight, you have to keep these things out of the house." But she never would because she couldn't understand why I couldn't just decide I wasn't going to eat the bad stuff.

When we go to the grocery store, the kids are still asking me for the chips, the soda, the ice cream, the snack cakes. And I am getting used to saying "No, I am not buying that."
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    So easy to get hooked on that stuff... it will get easier... give it time.

    1691 days ago
    Your mom sounds like mine she always tells me don't deprive the kids and have willpower. My willpower is to leave the poison in the store. Yesterday I caved for the kids and bought cookiies and guess who ate 4. I know my limits. Good for you you will reach all your goals. emoticon
    1692 days ago
    That is so great! My sister is more than morbidly obese. She still buys sodas, cookies, chips because she doesn't want her boys to go without just because she is the one trying to lose weight. But her sons at the very young ages of 10 and 13 are already obese. She thinks that she would be punishing them if she got rid of what they like to eat. What she doesn't realize is that she is robbing them of years of life and vitality by giving into them in this way.
    You are doing so well in not keeping those items in your house. You are teaching your children the correct way to eat. Keep up the good work.
    1706 days ago
    Good for you and stay strong. They might hate you for a while but teaching them how to eat healthy food is a lesson that will last them a lifetime.
    1706 days ago
    If your daughter was used to drinking cokes regularly, she may be experiencing caffeine withdrawal and that is her craving as much as from the sugar. Just a thought.
    1706 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    I try to do healthy desserts to keep myself and DH happy...vanilla greek yogurt, diced apples, and walnuts...serve in a wine glass to make it look fancy...yummy treat and healthy too!
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    1706 days ago
    Way to go, nobody needs that stuff.
    1706 days ago
    It's awesome what you are implicating with healthier choices. I too would eat the sweets and junk in my house if it is here. It is a boundary I can choose not to cross if it isn't here. I couldn't just hide it. My husband and I went to the movies the other day. He had left over Twizzlers. I made sure to send him away with them the next day. Boy did I start craving them while I was doing the dishes. I would have eaten every single one of them. I give myself a pat on the back now.
    You are not alone I do not have will power. Take the temptation away, far away, from home.
    1706 days ago
    Good for you. I hope for your sake and your kids that you stay firm in the changes you are making. emoticon
    1706 days ago
    You are setting them up to LOVE healthy foods. They will detox from the coke and find their way into a better cycle. Keep up the good fight mama!
    1706 days ago
  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    Good for you! I don't have will power either so I know what it's like.
    1706 days ago
  • BANDMOM2012
    I applaude you for sticking to your guns. This is awesome. I still buy two bills of groceries, one for me, and one for everyone else in the house.
    1706 days ago
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