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Seeds of Hope

Thursday, March 07, 2013

My 19 yo daughter made breakfast for me this morning. That in and of itself was enough to make me feel warm and fuzzy. We have a hectic household and I'm not used to being served anything!

But the part that really got me was: she got it right. She served me a scrambled egg and added lots of fresh veggies. She added a low fat moz. cheese stick and a low fat yogurt to the tray and breakfast was served.

My daughter is built very much like me. She has "bad" genes from both me and her father as we are now and have always been overweight. She also grew up in our household, which means our food and exercise choices have not been the greatest consistently. She inherited and learned things that will not benefit her health.

She has watched me over the years have bouts with extra exercise, be passionate about my kayak and my cross country skis, and lately has even joined me in belly dance class. But this time she is paying more attention as I give it another try. She is watching what I eat and what I do enough to imitate it.

This makes me hope she will try for herself.
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    What a great feeling to know that she is looking out for you and you for her!

    1810 days ago
    That is definitely pretty cool :) I will say from the other side of the coin that watching my dad put time and effort into his own health has definitely influenced my own actions.
    1811 days ago
    That is fantastic.
    1811 days ago
    The key to encouraging her is to be having fun with it yourself! If you're enjoying the process rather than stressing, she might be inspired to give it a go herself.

    Good luck!
    1811 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Wow, this is great!
    1815 days ago
    It is wonderful that your daughter is watching you and learning good habits that she can have for a lifetime. I am trying to set a postive example for my daughters as well. emoticon
    1815 days ago
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