Thursday, December 30, 2010

learning by example

I've said it before...but instead just upped the supervision..it REALLY is time to start locking up the fridge...locking up the pantry. We have locked up meds at home for a long time...but I have been putting off putting the ole padlock on the refridgerator. How bizzare would it be to have company (not that we have that much) over for dinner and have all the food compartments locked up? Bizzare yet it is a reality with PWS I am not like facing. In all of this I have turned my pointing finger around at ME. Growing up...and really until Z was 2 I was skinny...skinny like friends asking...neighbors wondering (while growing up) if I had anorexia. I didn't. I could not keep an ounce on and I didn't like eating. Now? well I LIKE eating good food. ;) I do not eat a lot but ....and obviously since after breastfeeding my metabolism did a switch. In the last 7 years I have gained 65ish pounds....40 of that I did not NEED  to gain.

As much as my son sneaks food is he overweight? no. He is in the 75% for height and weight. Me? I need to be a better example. Up until the uber cold weather the kids and I (sometimes the hubby) walked 3-5 miles a day. I think it was good for the kids but it did nothing to help me loose weight. Now? very little excercise..I'm not even getting on the scale.

Not sure of the answers yet. (although I am going to start tracking food at sparkpeople) I need to be a better example in what I eat. How do I expect my son to keep an appropriate weight when I am not??

4 comments:

  1. Sparkpeople is so great. I'm struggling too with food and am determined to get back down again. I sort of gave up until this last spring. I'm trying to use the Southbeach diet..but it's a lot more work and cooking. I'm having to choose the easier menus..but the food tastes so good! I never thought I could ENJOY a salad as much as something else. When I was younger, I could just count calories..but now I have to change what I eat. Hang in there! I'll be posting about that soon. So we can try to lose together. :o)

    Love,
    Donna

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  2. PS. If you find a good lock you recommend..just let me know. I think I need one too! LOL!

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  3. Dear Over Yonder,

    On Tuesday Tea today, I mentioned your post about the struggles with puberty issues and copied my comment to you as part of my chat about parenting pre-teens. I bragged on you quite a bit because you are just such a special mom. I think any mom could learn a lot from your posts. So don't be surprised if you get a few extra visitors today. :o)

    I hope you all are doing OK. Love,
    Donna

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