Tis the season to think of weight loss...or should I say "getting into shape".
I have decided to only eat my three meals a day on our smaller plates versus our dinner plates. I guess they are considered the salad plates. So far I am on day 2 and have done very well. That would be 6 meals all together. I am quite surprised that I am not still hungry when I am done. I guess a lot of my problem is that the food is there.
Now on the first day, I mentioned to my daughter that this would be my new plan. While making dinner, she decided to set the table. When I walked over to set a platter of food down I saw 5 dinner plates and one salad plate. The funny thing is that it had already left my conscious mind. If she had not done that, I would've just grabbed a regular plate.
Then I noticed that she switched hers to a salad plate and said that she just wasn't that hungry.
Our family has always eaten very healthy. My kids eat all of the vegetables and fruits that God created along with fish, chicken or just about anything we put out. We have never used the word diet in our home and have always explained to the kids how food is like medicine for their bodies. It is okay to have sugar but in small doses and only appropriate times. For instance, if you know you have a test, or a stack of homework, stay away from the sugar. They know how to nourish their brain.
I was completely surprised by her reaction to go with the smaller plate but didn't give it any attention. Now a days we have to be so worried that our daughters are loving themselves wholeheartedly and taking the best possible care of themselves. I just explained to her that I was trying to get into shape because before I know it we'll be at the pool everyday and I would like it if we could all ride our bikes there when we go as opposed to driving. The other day I went for a walk...a walk I add at the park and one time around required my inhaler. Granted, I know that this happens every spring, the air just makes me allergy ridden but adding a walk to that made me feel like I needed to build up my endurance level. I am sure she is wondering why I feel eating off of a salad plate got us to the inhaler but my natural instinct was to do damage control.
As a mother we will never stop believing that the things we say may put our kids in therapy one day.
The only way I will know if this works is by my clothing fitting better because in this house...I do not weigh myself.
Mainly because I do not care what I weigh. I just want to be able to fit into all of the clothing in my closet. Who knows...maybe if I wore a size two...I might just step onto a scale to see what that is like. But I have not been a two since I was 16 years old. I am an 8 right now but am my healthiest at a size 6.
I wish the weather would warm up, that always makes me want to be outside. But instead, I need to find the desire to get into the gym, build up my endurance, so that when my family wants to ride their bikes to the pool I'm not holding everyone up!!!