name='cardamom' date='22/05/2012, 10:45 AM' post='14596408']
That's wonderful AL, it sounds like you've done a great job ensuring they have a happy, healthy relationship with their bodies
I'm so acutely aware of the importance of how we talk/act about food, weight etc. with children. I was overweight as a child, and received so many conflicting messages from the adults around me (not that it was their fault, I'm sure it wasn't deliberate). These comments and ideas have really stuck with me - food being "good" and "bad", using food as a reward, the need to look good for people around you (I can vividly recall my Nan telling me, as an 8 year old, that I should wear more black because it is slimming, and suck in my stomach to look nicer. Now, would you like some more dessert, dear?
I think we share the same parents
I went out for dinner with my DP last night and had delicious tapas, which I'm sure weren't especially healthy. But, I had a bit of everything, then stopped when I was full, even though there was still food on the plate. Very unusual for me.
A small but significent step in the right direction.
name='dogged' date='22/05/2012, 07:00 PM' post='14597973']
cardamom you seem to be in a great space right now. Hope zumba was fun! I have not been for ages either - but hope to get there again soon.
AL I envy you your healthy children - like many ASD children DS is a resistant eater and it's really difficult to get a good balanced diet into him. He's a bit pudgy, and the meds he's on increase the appetite
That's really tough. I know I am blessed and sometimes I feel guilty about it.
Because today was a fun day. All of my childcare for the next 4-6 weeks has just gone pear-shaped and I am left with a new job (yay) and no child care (boohoo). So I am activating plan B. Now, I just have to work out what plan B is.
But you know what? It didn't even cross my mind to search for the answer in a block of chocolate. Now that's progress.
That's a huge mind shift. Congrats on the new job.
But I am sore!! from yesterday's PT session. I had hoped to do some cardio today but I had to finish some work from home, because I left early to pick up DS because I had no childcare...and it has all gone bellyup. I think I will try to at least do a little bit of resistance work and some stairs in a little while. One of the advantages of living in a house with lots of stairs... I don't need a stepper machine!
For some-one who doesn't exercise a lot you sure do a lot of exercise!
The next two days are going to be difficult as we have Education Week open nights at both my school and the children's school and I have a school excursion. They'll be rushed and chaotic days - I need to be really careful about being organised. Because many of us are staying after school to prepare my school are ordering pizza - should I eat it or not? Is this what I need to learn? I need to learn to eat, enjoy, and stop when I'm full. Usually I would eat up to five slices of pizza. I'm not sure - perhaps I'm too early into this journey to do that and I should take my own dinner.
Is it possible to fill up on something like vegetable soup before you eat and then eat no more than two slices? That way you have best of both worlds.
QUOTE (cardamom @ 22/05/2012, 09:09 PM)
Alright ladies, I hope you're proud of yourselves, because tomorrow I have.. drumroll please.. my first PT session
hehehehe So proud of you. Enjoy the feeling of achievement......afterwards. You will surprise yourself.