Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Me!

Sounds typical right?

I cancelled my Weight Watcher's membership.  Yup.  Cancelled.  How's that for typical New Year's Resolution?

I was a little bit freaked out to hit that "submit" button, but I did it.  The new plan was not working for me, I just couldn't get motivated the way I was the first time I joined.  I'd been considering it for some time and with the turning of the new year it was time for some change.

I downloaded an app on my iphone a week ago that I am absolutely loving! I put in my current weight and my goal weight and the date I want to be at my goal weight and it calculated exactly how many calories I should be eating a day.  I can also track my exercise and my weight on the app.  Even though its a little more work than WW was for me, it's new and it's working. I've been successful in tracking every bite since Sunday and stayed with in my daily calorie limit except for one day. If I keep this up I should be at my goal weight by Halloween 2011. :)  

Hey! Mommies and Daddies out there! I need your help!

Since the turn of the new year and my returned determination and motivation my 3 year old daughter has become very interested in "exercise" and "being healthy" because that's what mommy is doing.  So, I've been wondering, am I doing her a disservice in the long run teaching her about exercise and eating healthy this young?  Is it something I should just be modeling? And if so, what age is appropriate to teach children about this?  

I would appreciate your opinions and experiences you may have with this issue and your kids.  I would like to raise my children to be fit and happy adults, I don't want them to have to suffer being overweight like I have.  

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