This week's topic is…
Children & Snacks
What healthy snacks do you fix for your children? What are some of their favorites? With a hungry 14 yr old to feed, I'm always up for ideas. So I hope you'll join us!
Yes, I do have a 14 year old boy in my house. And these days it seems like he is constantly eating. He is hungry all the time. Since he has grown 8 inches in the last year, I'm not really surprised. He needs a lot of food to support that growth. Plus he is one of those constantly moving kids. His metabolism must be super high.
This leaves me in a dilemma as his mother. It's increasingly difficult to feed him snacks that are both healthy and filling at the same time. His braces also limit some of what he can eat.
He does love oranges. So I try to keep them in the fruit bowl. He loves other fruits like pineapple and watermelon, but those don't usually make good travel fruits. He won't eat bananas or grapes. He will eat apples. Because of his braces, though, I try to cut those into small chunks. I need to do a better job of making them more accessible at snack time.
He also likes cheese. And he will eat lots of it when we're at home. So I try to keep plenty on hand.
I am sad to say that he also eats a lot of the single serving microwavable macaroni n cheese & shells w/tomato sauce. This is something easy and filling. He can make these while he is doing his school work and keep going. I know these aren't the most healthy option, but they work. Now that I'm thinking about it, I should make a batch from scratch and keep it in the refrigerator. Then he could just heat up a little at a time.
I do keep snack cakes in the house for him. He doesn't eat them a lot, but probably one a day. Oh, he also eats granola bars. But we're not talking the healthy ones. We're talking the ones that have chocolate chips in them. I am ok with some things. I don't believe in tellling a child they can never have sweets. They need to learn balance as much as we do.
As I have tried to be healthier, I have tried to make my son's snacks healthier too. But this hasn't always worked. I think I will start making more of an effort, especially during the summer. Maybe if it becomes habit during the summer, it will stick during the school year…maybe
So for today's weigh-in…
I lost .6 lbs for a total of 42.8 lbs lost. I have 17.4 lbs left to lose and 11 weeks until my goal, which means I need to lose approximately 1.58 lbs a week. This makes me a little nervous. But I am not giving up. I will make it to goal.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
And so will you, my friend. You are doing amazing things for yourself. Keep up the good work!
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Next week's topic is stress.
Stress can be a big deterrent to weight loss. It causes us to lose sight of our weight loss goals and focus on the momentary problem. How do you handle that? How do you stick to your determination and not give into temptation? I hope you'll join me next week and share.
In the meantime, remember….
Quitting is not an option!
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