Hi guys, thanks so much for all your feedback on my DS. I do hate to say NO to food... I have a rule which they are both very aware of, that I will never say NO to fruits and veggies... so when they've had their meal, and I see him rummaging around for more food, he knows he can have anything 'natural'... I really think he's in a bad habit of eating just because. This week has been interesting. I've been putting glasses of water in front of him and when I look over the glass is empty. Maybe he's chronically thirsty, mistaking it for hunger?? I've cut his lunch down slightly, adding a second fruit, and we've cut junk out of our after dinner meal... didn't happen often but sometimes. Fruit is all over the house and they're loving that. So baby steps for sure. I have his regular b-day Doctor appointment this summer, so I will continue with this new path and see what happens by the time that appointment comes around. Luckily the kid is quite active. Hockey just ended for the year (he's goalie... so not actively skating too much)... but he's joined the running club at school (3 mornings a week), soccer starts in a few weeks and so does football (so this will be 3x a week of heavy duty running). He's also signed up for some pretty active sports camps this summer. I'm lucky in the fact that he loves to play sports. I couldn't imagine him sitting around all day... Oh ya, I've limited his iPod time this week too, which has helped...
Anyway, all is good on that front but I welcome your comments and feedback anytime you think of anything. I'm happy to hear that your sons thinned out as they grew up.
I know how hard it was for me as a chubby kid and it breaks my heart to think that he may be going down that same path.
Good week for me. Got to my spin class twice, and plan to get to the gym twice over the 4 day long Easter weekend. Weighed myself on the scale at the gym today and I'm right where I was before vacation which is AWESOME!!
Hope you're all doing well. Will check journals this weekend.