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What Do I Need From My Family?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I sometimes used my family as an excuse for why it was hard to lose weight or maintain my weight.

"I have to cook for them. I have to eat with them. I have to eat what they eat. I have to eat when they eat. I don't have time to do it all well."

So, Yeah, planning and prepping healthy food is turning out to take up time, but I'm finding it. And I'm finding that as I introduce healthful meals and veggies, they are warming up to eating them. My family doesn't demand JUNK food, they demand that I provide FOOD. If I know it's coming, I can be ready for hungry time!

It's totally up to me what quality I put on the table and in the lunchboxes. Kids adapt. Kids follow mom's lead. Kids' tastes and preferences can be reprogrammed with just a little effort.

No more blaming my family. I have a great family. I love that they are willing to eat the healthy stuff (mostly) that I put on the table. I'll use that to motivate me to get it there!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEANIES_MOM 5/3/2013 5:16AM

    I got lucky in this aspect my kids LOVE healthy veggies and fruits, don't get me wrong they like there cheetos too lol, but it isn't hard to experiment with them. emoticon

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FENWAYGIRL18 5/2/2013 11:03PM

    Stay positive it sounds like your family is willing to support you, remember your the cook hahaha emoticon

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