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Friday, January 25, 2013

I was thinking this morning about a comment my father had made. He is always calling me and telling me what he eats. Ever since he lost a whole bunch of weight a couple years ago, he goes through phases of eating right and then totally giving up and eating whatever he wants. He says moderation doesn't work for him. In his mind, he either has to be completely perfectly healthy or go totally overboard. There is no middle ground. I could talk about my frustration with this viewpoint of his for a long time, but that was not my original point. So anyway, the other day he called me and was telling me about this great concoction that he had made: greek yogurt with blueberries and strawberries and cinnamon and some Total cereal crushed up. The whole time I'm thinking, "that sounds very familiar". I had told him a couple times about how one of my favorite snacks now is Greek yogurt with blueberries and granola. When I said that to him though, he said he couldn't remember me saying this. I just think it's funny how the brain works. Keep putting an idea in someone's head and eventually they think they came up with the idea. Maybe that same thing will eventually work to convince him that "everything in moderation" can be a very good thing.

On a sidenote: I don't usually post about the meals I eat, but maybe I should start every once in a while. After all, I did get some great ideas from people on sparkpeople who have posted their food for the day. Two examples of meal ideas I have stolen from people on sparkpeople are whole wheat french toast made with egg white and skim milk and topped with fruit and mozzarella and spinach stuffed turkey meatloaf.
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  • JENAE954
    Your dad is learning by your example and has no clue about the process.
    Too funny about his discovery.

    Posting meals is a tool I am using and it really helps me be accountable.
    It has made me an honest lifestyle changer.

    Keep up the great work!
    1941 days ago
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