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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jeremy's home. Jeremy cooks breakfast. I eat bacon! The girls want cookies and cake. I eat cookies and cake. I haven't counted calories since Saturday and haven't gone walking/running since Thursday. I'm terrified that I'm going to go home tonight after work and find out that I have absolutely screwed myself over and have gained 10 pounds or something like that. Even 5 would be enough to totally wreck my day! I'm picking up Athena at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning and going for a run with her and then doing the same thing on Friday and then I have got to figure out something healthy I can cook this weekend that Jeremy and the girls will like, they are 6, 8, and 10 and so far they've eaten what I cooked (enchiladas for dinner, and omelettes with spinach and tomato and cheese) but they complain if I put anything in it they don't like, but then they always say they like it later. I have no idea how to take care of kids, I don't have any of my own, so I'm just winging it with these girls, the 8 year old is Jeremy's daughter, and the 6 and 10 year old are his nieces. Any suggestions for HEALTHY, low-cal things to cook that kids will actually eat? I was going to make meatloaf and potatoes, I know the 6 year old LOVES baked potatoes, so I could make baked potatoes for Jeremy and the kids and then have a sweet potato for myself, that wouldn't be difficult to do. If I mix half turkey and half hamburger (lean!) I bet the kids wouldn't notice, I don't know, they might. I haven't eaten red meat in a long time, though, and I don't want to get back on that kick again. If anybody has any suggestions, that would be AWESOME! Maybe I'll make pizzas, the kids can have pepperoni and I can have chicken, turkey sausage and spinach.
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MAESTRAPLANK12 6/20/2013 8:07AM

    How about a baked potato bar? The kids could select their own topping and enjoy eating their own creations. If you do pizza, let them choose their toppings. Kids love creating their own food plates and dishes. I think it is so important to give them choices and involve them in the planning. You meatloaf idea is right on. Healthy ingredients really boost the flavor and lowers the fat content.

P.S. I am a mother of four boys and frandmother of12 plus....number 13 is due December 5 ...grandchildren.

Blessings to you as you cook for and develop relationships with these wonderful children.

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MJRVIC2000 6/19/2013 5:55PM

    The scale is really your friend...listen to what it is telling you so you can make the healthy choices that will bring your life to a healthy state. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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