I realize I haven't been posting as much on here, so I'm hoping I will go back to at least 1 post per week. I am doing great maintaining my weight-loss for the most part by eating a nutrient-dense diet. Exercising is still a challenge for me. I have the best intentions but then it doesn't seem to happen. I really need to find my groove soon because I see my body fat percentage creeping up lately!
I've gotten through most of the Dr. Furhman books I received for Christmas (listed here) and am in the process of reading another book by him titled "Disease Proof your Child."
I have really stepped up the fruits and veggies lately, been trying out new foods, and been talking about nutrition quite a bit. We had a incident eating out that made me feel great and is worth sharing. We went out to dinner at a Chinese resturant over the weekend and instead of ordering two entrees and sharing them (as we used to do b/c it is family style), we only ordered one chicken dish and a large plate of steamed broccoli. Well, the broccoli plate was just as large, if not larger, than the chicken plate and was perfectly cooked - bright green and still somewhat crunchy (and if you've been following this blog at all you know how much I love broccoli!). We all enjoyed it very much. Towards the end of our meal, a woman who had been sitting at a table near ours walked over and said,
"Excuse me ma'am but can I ask you how you get your children to eat all those vegetables??"
I thanked her for noticing and told her it is not always easy but I just keep trying. After she left, Jack said "You really liked that question, didn't you Mom?" You bet I did. My husband's comment was the best though - he said what is really sad is that it is such an unusual sight to see children eating (and enjoying) vegetables that someone had to actually stop and ask about it. So now I feel like I'm not just setting an example for my family, but my family can be helping to set an example out in the community. Broccoli knows no bounds -- Pass it on!