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The weird things that happen

Saturday, January 04, 2014

My daughter is a carb-a-tarian. She doesn't like most meats. She doesn't believe in vegetables. She subsists on carbs - bread, pasta, oh...and cheese. She does eat spinach salads (spinach is a leaf, not a vegetable). And she will eat pineapple and potatoes. And chicken nuggets. That pretty much is her diet. Oh...and she's 17.

Anyway, in the last two or three weeks, she has decided that she was unhappy with her weight. She has taken charge of tracking what she eats and how much she moves. She has done this in a responsible, healthy way. She is eating enough to stay healthy, but not as much as she was eating before. She is trying to find foods that will fill her up in a healthy way. She has increased the number of salads and decreased the amount of cheese on each one. Popcorn is one of her choices of snacks. She is doing great!!!

Now, to the weird thing. I eat broccoli and cauliflower most every day. I like the way they taste, they have fiber and other nutrients and have very low calories. I cooked up a new batch today and DD asked if she could try the broccoli. And she tried the cauliflower too. AND....she liked both!! Enough to have a bowl as a snack!! Weird what will happen when you allow yourself to try new things with an open mind.

I'm proud of her.
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/18/2014 10:15PM

    I'm late to the party! How is she doing now?

My oldest (almost 19) is eating better because her new boyfriend is food snob and a really good cook. She is benefitting from his knowledge and skills.

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STEVEN2GO2 1/16/2014 3:11PM

    Congrats on spreading the spark to your daughter. Until someone wants to change it is like hitting a brick wall. But once they feel motivated, now with your knowledge you can aid her!

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KRICKET4 1/5/2014 12:27PM

    Bet you're proud, as you should be. Leading by example...
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HDHAWK 1/5/2014 10:06AM

    You're being a good role model for her and letting her try things when she's ready to. That's great. She'll do well and feel better too I'm sure!

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JBARSTOW 1/5/2014 9:46AM

    That's fantastic....helpful to you too, since there's less bad stuff right in front of you to have to resist all the time.

My best to you both!

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JOHNTJ1 1/5/2014 8:42AM

    There's an old saying that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." She has a good example right before her very eyes.

I have lottsa other profound sayings but I havent had breakfast as of yet

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CLOVER2 1/5/2014 12:59AM

    And that is how it works. When we don't push it down them, let them make their own choices they work things out and for the most part I don't really remember the kids getting malnourished! Good for you for letting her come to her own conclusions!
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AJDOVER1 1/4/2014 10:53PM

    How cool! Definitely a blog-worthy moment. You're a great Mom.

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BKNOCK 1/4/2014 10:52PM

    That is awesome! A good sign of growing up! Also watching her Mama try to stay healthy! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/4/2014 10:49PM

    That is awesome that she is taking the time to try new things and have a healthier diet. Good job there!

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CARLANNIE 1/4/2014 8:58PM

    It's an odd process being a parent and noticing that one day the young 'uns pick up good habits that you have been trying to pass on. Congrats! BTW, your dd sounds just like my dd did when she was in high school. Overloaded on refined carbs big time. She eats much more healthy now.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 1/4/2014 7:18PM

    emoticon job in setting a good example! My mother used to hound me about my weight at that age and it made me only want to eat more. Didn't help that my families eating habits were not healthy and Mom never thought to act as an example.

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/4/2014 6:59PM

    Yay for her! And yay for you not pushing the issue so she could come to this point herself!!!

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MOM2ACAT 1/4/2014 6:50PM

    That is great! I'm sure now she will be more open to trying other healthy foods. I know that a lot of foods that I thought were "yukky" when I was a child, I now love as an adult.

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CMRAND54 1/4/2014 5:42PM

    Good for her! Some things kids have to find out on their own.

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GEEMAWEST 1/4/2014 2:59PM

    Miracles do happen!

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CHERYL_ANNE 1/4/2014 8:07AM

    Congratulations on modeling "food/fuel" behavior for your DD and finally seeing the results of it!

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HOT4FITNESS 1/4/2014 1:51AM

    A pat on the back to her for a job wel done and you will be a great teacher

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/4/2014 12:51AM

    Looks like there is hope for her yet!!

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