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.