Tuesday, May 31, 2011

21 Again

No, not me!! I don't feel like I'm 21 again - all those aches and pains after a weekend of gardening....where's my motrin?

21 is the magic number I got my princess back to on the BMI scale. She grew a little more and dropped a pound which means the BMI is slowly going down. Yay! Her diet has been healthier with veggies, fish, yogurt, skim milk, veggies, chicken, some salsa and gluten-free chips, and a little air-popped popcorn. We did splurge a little over the holiday weekend with some TnT's pork barbeque and hotdogs, and ice cream and brownies a couple of nights. In the middle of last week her weight was a little lower than it is right now. But we'll get back on the wagon today since the holiday is over and our company is back to their own homes.

She has been so much more active this spring than at any other time in her life. Every morning before school she is playing soccer with me. Used to be "soccer" would last about a minute. She'd kick the ball to me, and I'd kick it back and we were done. Now, she is kicking and following the ball - dribbling across the yard and giggling the whole way. Of course, because I only get my turn when the ball gets stuck in a garden or under a car! It's the best though - I love to see her having fun, running around and not afraid to navigate the environment. Knowing that she is getting healthier and developing those great life long habits makes my day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Well, I have been negligent in tracking everything it seems. Today I jumped back on the band wagon. I checked Ellie's height and weight. Lo and behold, she grew a bunch: 3' 7 1/8", wow!! However, so did her weight! Now she tops the scale at 57lbs. Geesh!! Her BMI is 21.5 at those numbers. At least she stayed in the 98th percentile and didn't creep back into the 99th percentile.

I've started a food journal for her, and think I'll get the app my sister uses so I don't have to remember to carry various notebooks with me. I've also been treating Ellie to a little ice cream some evenings - guess that's off the list. She's been on antibiotics this week for an ear infection and those mess with her gut. I'm hopeful that this was a little bit of a fluke and next week her weight will have gone down a bit. It's shocking to see she gained 4 lbs in 2 months. Good grief!!! I have to do better for her.