Honesty and not hiding behind the computer!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have to be honest with myself and my spark friends.

Last Saturday I had a Dairy Queen blizzard for dinner. It was a rough weekend full of emotions and worry for a family member. We also had baseball tourneys that had us exhausted. So I picked up Dairy Queen for my family after a game and that was our dinner.

It was good....can't lie there. (I had a medium heath blizzard.) But I am ashamed. Also ashamed that I couldn't find a healthier option for my kiddos.

Just wanted to be honest with everyone and especially myself. I'll be looking for better ways to handle the stress and worry.....
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    Hey...we've all been there!!!! Can't be perfect all the time!!! You just have to move on and know you will do better next time. And I wouldn't worry about making bad choices for your children...if there is of all people demonstrate what a healthy lifestyle is to your kids!!!! You are AWESOME!!!!! Even as parents...we can't be perfect all the time. Hey...I'm the first to admit that one!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3484 days ago
  • ROBYN168
    Ok - so when you are doing this 5 out of 7 for dinner - then we need to talk.....once in a blue moon and after the pigs have earned cool Mom points....

    How cool is it to have ice cream for dinner....

    I know in my 13 years of parenting....that has happened once, and I know that one other time that birthday cake was dinner of choice....did they happen in the same year...NO....same 3

    NO GUILT!!!!!!!!! Things happen occasionally that make us make unique choices that we would not normally make....and sometimes they are fun....

    Please stop beating yourself up about season is a tough one - it seems to interrupt the dinner hour more than any other sport my kids play.....
    3484 days ago
    I think we can all confess this one!
    3484 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3569992
    Oh my, you're human! Confession: I had a DQ Saturday for dinner too. I got the new Peanut butter choco parfait thing. It was delicious but I did feel it after and I think Im still paying for it!! I can not eat that much chocolate anymore, (even though I left most of the gooey choco goodness) let alone all that ice cream. What happened?!?!? Ice cream use to be my favorite treat!!

    You cant beat yourself up over one sundae. Seriously. You have done so well and everyone has those days... I ate like crap all weekend, because well... sometimes we just need to. I read somewhere that its healthy to have a ''sundae'' every once in a while... as long as you do not eat one everyday for dinner... it can not hurt. Your body was probably craving it and needing it... and you gave your body a little blizzard, better than 5 blizzards! Its like a shock to your body to eat so healthy all the time... so when we give it that one thing that we may be craving, it doesnt do any harm. I dont know Im probably not making sense but I think you run enough to have that blizzard burned off in about 10 minutes... so I would not worry about it.

    Its done, dust yourself off, keeep your chin up and move on. Its not the end of the world... =]

    As for the kids... they deserve a DQ!!! They always play hard!!

    3484 days ago
    The stress your going through right now is making this seem worse than it is.
    I hope you get some relief soon.
    3484 days ago
    I had ice cream for breakfast a couple of weeks ago because I couldn't be bothered to find something better. These things happen. As long as you're honest with yourself, and make sure your kids know this was not a healthy choice and won't be a regular happening, it's no biggie. What's important is that you learned from the experience!
    3484 days ago
    Honesty always works the best. Now that you are past that, what other options are there for you that could be healthier?

    Also I would take some time now to google the dietary nutrition of what you got at Dairy Queen. Sometimes knowing the numbers can help you avoid doing it again in the future. I saw on one thing recently about a brownie blizzard having 980 calories in one drink.

    Knowledge is power, and so is having a plan. Who can you text next time you're in that situation who knows your healthy lifestyle goals and who will encourage you in a positive way?

    hang int here - you can do this.
    3484 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9811015
    Don't beat yourself up - there will be days like that. As long as they're "once in a while" and not "every day" then you'll be just fine. emoticon

    And it's a GOOD thing that it was good, because that means that you enjoyed it and didn't just scarf it without thinking about it. It's okay to enjoy yourself every once in a while with a treat, if you appreciate it for the treat that it is.

    3484 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    Okay, well not that having a Heath Blizzard is the emoticon dinner option for you or your kids - it's also something I assume you NEVER do. So if your kids are like mine, they probably thought it was pretty cool to have ice cream for dinner. Right?

    Don't beat yourself up over your once & a blue moon dinner choices. Okay?

    As far as the emotional eating part of it, that happens sometimes. I know I am a big emotional eater & still trying to work on it. But sometimes I think we just have to give in. What matters is that you learned for next time & realized your decision was not the best of choices.

    3484 days ago
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