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A lesson well taught...

Monday, February 16, 2009

I just wanted to share this story with all of you...on the way to bring my 10 yr old son to his grandma's house we were having a lil chat about emotional eating. I can see him following in my footsteps and god I don't want him to struggle with his weight like I did my whole life. So I was trying to explain to him that people tend to eat for emotional reasons...like if there happy they want to celebrate, sad...they want to make themselves feel better, bored...so they pick up food to fill that space...etc. I was trying to explain that we only need to eat when were physically hungry. Well last night I saw a bag of sour cream and onion chips in my older sons room, grab the bag, went to my room and proceeded to chow down. My 10 yr old came in to the room...looked at me and said, "Mom, thats emotional eating your bored aren't you?" I said, "Your absolutely right I am bored." Well he came right over to me and grabbed the bag and said, "I don't want to hear nothing your not eating these." as he folded the bag back up and brought them down to the kitchen. My lil guy saved me from eating the rest of what was in that bag thank god I only had about a serving size before he came in...I, later thanked him for looking out for me...muah I love you baby! It was just the cutest thing I had to share this. Have a great day everyone!

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    Such a great story :D It's pretty sweet to know what you said to him really stuck, and stuck so well that he understood enough to say something and stop you! What a great little guy :D
    4415 days ago
    Wow, makes you think about what you do compared to what you say.....he knew from your conversation that people emotionally eat, and he knew that was what you were doing........and he stopped you! What you said to him really must have sank in. You want to help him not go down this path, and at the same time he is helping you....that is really great!
    4434 days ago
    I just love your blog!
    I too have a wonderful son that will bring me back to reality at times when I feel unmotivated and not wanting to exercise, or if I want to buy soda he reminds me we are healthier without it! Our kids are such blessings sent into our lives!!!
    4442 days ago
    He is looking out for your health, and in turn learning to control his, That is fantastic!
    4443 days ago
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    That is so precious! You have a special son!

    4443 days ago
    Awww see he is just one more reason for you to follow through with your healthy lifestyle changes. Who wouldn't want to spend all the time they possibly could with such a bright boy! I am so happy he was there for you. Now mom it is time to put your words back into action for yourself and for him. I know how capable you are when your mind set is there. You WILL succeed! Pass on a hug to your oh so smart little guy for me! Love ya!

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