Sunday, April 14, 2013
I read an article about childhood obesity and risks and treatment. America really is going down hill, :). My kids are a good weight now but what if one day I get the dreaded diagnosis? How terrible would I feel?
So no, I'm not doing enough. I need to switch to high fiber foods, whole wheats, cut out sugary drinks (my two year old loves her chocalate milk), and stop buying treats.
It's hard, because when I go to work I feel guilty leaving them with a sitter and she looks at me with her big brown eyes and says, "Can I have a cookie?" And I say, "Ok, you may have one cookie." And she says, "Two!" and I know I have created a monster.
B loves fruit, not so much veggies, but treats can be fruit, or graham crackers.
And about me. I weighed myself on the fly and it said I was 5 pounds over what I thought, which I AM NOT logging in because it was a fluke...I still haven't had any sugar pop. So that's like 3000 calories less a day, because I was EASILY drinking 64-84 ounces of soda a day. I did hear that diet pop makes you retain water and crave sweets, so maybe I'll blame that.
Yeah, that sounds good.
The sun was out and it was almost 50 degrees so the kids and I got up and out for a little walk. I always count that as a workout, especailly on days that I work...because I do get my heart rate up and we have a stupid hill to walk. I pushed the stroller with J and B walked beside me. B chose to wear her Dora crocks so she had to shuffle a long and didn't enjoy it as much as she would have with her sneakers. I always wear my danskos on my walk which are the orthopedic clogs I wear for work. I never have any back/leg pain but maybe I should switch to tennis shoes as well.
So this week my goal is to blog daily and track my food. I won't be tracking it at every meal, just at night I'll plug it all in. I work the next few nights and then have some nice plans. A visit with my parents, a few days off with hubby, and a not so nice brunch with my sisters in law to discuss some differences we have with eachother.
As always, happy sparking!