Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 62

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  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Good afternoon everyone!

    I just dropped by to say I miss you all. I survived the blizzard carson.......lol

    My back is practically ready to collapse and I got to dig myself out of 26 inches of snow......

    Good excercise so ain't gonna complain about that!

    Hugs,

    Jess
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    Oh almost forgot to tell you all........

    I got rid of my coffee addiction/habit. I decided to quit cold turkey and belive you me, it has not been nice. I did an internal cleanse and now I am feeling more energetic and better yet...........without the coffee! (thought I would never be able to do this).
  3. by   live4today
    hi jessica!

    glad to have you back among us! you were greatly missed! :kiss :icon_hug: rest your young back now. you'll need it to be in tip-top shape when you get pregnant.
  4. by   lpnstudentin2010
    JESS ur back yay
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    woohooohooo welcome back Jess dear. And congrats on kicking the habits.

    ((((((arcie, renee, and meg))))))

    glad to have you all around...and keep on trucking!
  6. by   Tweety
    I went to the gym and worked on the tired old body and 40 minutes of aerobics.

    Hi Jess!!! Good to hear from you. Congrats on getting rid of coffee. That's my next big hurdle. But I'm not going cold turkey. I just need to get a good sleep pattern down too.
  7. by   live4today
    i just posted this same post on the "gm" thread, and now here so i can get as much input from parents on this thread, too.

    just ate din-din -- baked chicken and grilled veggies. mmmm...yummy, too. trying to get dgs to eat what's cooked, but he's waiting on mommy to get home so he can get her to fix him "whatever he wants to eat" which usually turns out to be nothing nutritious!

    let me ask you mommies of adults who are now raising children something: do your adult children feed their own children nutritious foods, or do they feed them junkfood?

    i raised my children to eat very healthy. one out of three of my children (the baby girl) is a very healthy cook, and insist her children eat healthy foods...even healthy snacks. the oldest dd works full time, so they eat a lot of processed foods -- some with nutrition..some not. dd that i'm currently staying with has one child, and pretty much lets him choose what he wants to eat.......which isn't very healthy.

    how do we raise kids on healthy foods only to have them turn around and not be as health conscious with their own brood?
  8. by   Tweety
    Renee, there should be a balance between allowing kids to pick what they want and giving nutritious foods. If I had kids I would give them a choice, but they only in healthy choices. That way they get what they want, sort of.

    I have nightmares of my mom making me clean my plate of nasty peas which I loathe and deteste even to this day. Why force it? However, insisting a child choose a vegetable of his liking is better in my opinion.

    Renee, you do the best with you kids and they grow up to have minds of their own. It's no reflection on you as a mother that your child does not follow your example.
  9. by   live4today
    Thanks Tweety! It just aggravates me to no end to see children eat unhealthy foods more than healthy foods. I think dd spoils this child wayyyyyy too much by letting him have his own way...especially when it comes to his eating habits. He is her only child. She lost a dd shortly after her birth in December 1994. Only children often times do get their own way. I was married to an "only child" once (my 2nd husband), and he was your typical only child.

    Thing is.......my dgs is 9 years old, weighs 105 pounds, and the most exercise he gets is to and from school, then video games after school. I talk to dd and try to encourage her to make healthier choices for him, but she just lets him do whatever he pleases for the most part. She is a fitness buff herself, and tries to get her son involved in things that are actively healthy for him, but all he has to do is bawk about it, and she caves in.

    She signed him up for baseball. He has made one practice recently...doesn't want to go back. I think once she gets out of this stressful situation with this man in her life, things will improve...........a mother can hope anyway.

    I agree with you that a picky child should have choices as long as what they have to choose from is healthy for them.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I fill my house w/fruits, whole grain breads, healthy cereals, yogurt and the like. When the kids want a snack, they can choose from these things. NO problems w/overweight kids, according to their check ups this week. And they are healthy. Not even a cold all winter yet.
  11. by   Tweety
    Deb, mom didn't raise any overweight kids either. Good for you. We weren't allowed too many unhealthy snacks. I did hate her military "eat your vegetables" style and it was always canned peas and corn which I hate. What would have been wrong with something I liked like salad, spinach or green beans?

    Renee, your gs is typical of Americans, we're setting them up for chronic illness in adulthood which are coming at younger and younger ages because of overweight and sedentary childhoods.
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from tweety
    deb, mom didn't raise any overweight kids either. good for you. we weren't allowed too many unhealthy snacks. i did hate her military "eat your vegetables" style and it was always canned peas and corn which i hate. what would have been wrong with something i liked like salad, spinach or green beans?

    renee, your gs is typical of americans, we're setting them up for chronic illness in adulthood which are coming at younger and younger ages because of overweight and sedentary childhoods.
    so true tweety. mom did raise all overweight children. we basically ate whatever was on sale at the supermarket which was usually processed foods, empty cals and junk. we did get fresh veggies from the farms when they would allow the residents have the second harvest for free but it was only at certain times of the year.

    i have to do a research paper for nutrition soon and i think i'm interested in childhood obesity

    i am down another lb this week. i've eliminated my white rice from the pantry and filled it with brown. got me many different kids of dried legumes and am putting my slow cooker to use. i have also been eating meat only 1-2 per week but eatinf sufficient protein from other sources.

    have a happy valentine's day everyone! :roll
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Tweety
    Deb, mom didn't raise any overweight kids either. Good for you. We weren't allowed too many unhealthy snacks. I did hate her military "eat your vegetables" style and it was always canned peas and corn which I hate. What would have been wrong with something I liked like salad, spinach or green beans?

    Renee, your gs is typical of Americans, we're setting them up for chronic illness in adulthood which are coming at younger and younger ages because of overweight and sedentary childhoods.
    Yep I have decided military tactics do not work. I also don't make them clean up their plates (my parents would make us and I remember my mom literally SHOVING tomato soup down my throat and later, throwing it up at that same table after she did this). I was literally forced to sit at the table HOURS after dinner was over, unless my plate was clean. Sure could have used a dog to give the stuff to then :roll :roll anyhoooooooooo Mom and Dad taught me what NOT to do with food, right??? That is a good thing.....

    I think healthy choices must be taught and encouraged,a s well as modeled, not forced. My kids are not forced anything. NOTHING. Nor are they guilted into anything. We do allow the occasional Krispy Kreme run, you bet. I have battled eating disorders all my life due to the way I was raised to see food (love/hate). I would rather my kids make healthy choices cause they feel there are so many to chose from and because they enjoy them. Funny, when you fill up the place with good things, they do eat them. Fill up the place w/junk, they will eat it too. For my own sake as well as the kids, I have replaced most of the junk with "good things" and just have the other stuff as treats. I hope they never have to have this love/hate thing with food I do, now.

    OOPS I guess this touched a nerve in me. Don't mean to be all on my soapbox, all. Just am so glad I have you all to "bounce" this off of!!!!

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