You know that old saying, "Children follow by example." I never really gave it any thought until this morning. I was in my oldest child's bedroom as she was getting dressed for school when we realized her school pants, which just fit a few weeks ago, didn't button.
I stood there hot as hell and speechless. Then, just as if I was hit with a brick, it dawned on me, "Can't be mad Kristin," I told myself; "She watches what you eat," I thought.
If she sees me eating junk, then she is programmed to believe that is acceptable. I will not let her suffer with the heartache of weight problems because of my poor judgment.
We have started eating everything the same. I pack her lunch with healthy nutritional food instead of processed packaged foods. I have also traded in the cookies and candies for fruit during snack time. I believe these small changes, along with a bit more physical activity, will do her and I worlds of good.