Tuesday, November 29, 2011

numbers games in the holidays?!

Oh my! It's that time of year, when the baked goods are flowing, the leftovers, teaming with creamy buttery goodness are calling and the chocolate......oh my! I forgot how challenging it is to maintain your weight during the holidays. But of course, I'm not working at maintaining. Ellie needs to continue to lose. Good grief Charlie Brown.

I should have written down the great two days we had last week when she dangled her toes so close to the waters of the 'overweight' category. She came within a 1/4 lb of leaving the 'obese' category behind. But then Thanksgiving and family visiting, and mom baking cookies. We took a step back from the 'overweight' waters. Today I measured her height and weight again and the good news is she grew a fraction of an inch. But the bad news is she gained 3/4's of a pound. Bad mommy! So we are back on the healthy food program. We did have lots of healthy activities over the holiday weekend: playing soccer and jumping in leaf piles outside and playing hide and seek inside. But now that we are on a break before the next holiday I must return us to our numbers game. We have found so many good foods that help keep the weight off, and it's time to make sure that they are the staples of Ellie's diet again. So no more hide and seek games with the chocolate chip cookies. Maybe instead we can celebrate Christmas with a gift of better healthier weight for Ellie.

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