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Sunday, March 20

Starving kids in China are making my ass fat, but not my kids!

So I am officially gaining weight like a fat cow...and who's to blame? The starving kids in China!

My kids don't eat all their food. No matter how I try there are always some leftovers between the two of them. So I feed them to the garbage disposal or trash them, right? NO! I eat them!!! Because there are starving kids in China and somehow me not throwing away leftovers makes them less starving...and me fat!

Bad attitude...so now the kids in China, Africa and everywhere else are STILL starving and my cholesterol is getting higher. Lose-lose situation. Time to lose that attitude...or the scale and all my favorite jeans!

AND please please PLEASE don't make your kids eat all the food on their plate to save "the starving kids in China"....puh-lease! We don't need our kids to be obese for a lame reason (other than the current issues of too much tv and too little physical activity). Make them take smaller portions and teach them healthy vs not healthy. My kids already know treats (in my house, things like cookies, ice cream, french fries, chips etc) are not good for your body if you eat too much.

So be sure and teach your kids moderation...and screw the starving kids in China tactic!


ashley said...

I never tell mine to eat everything left on her plate, unfortunately it was something that was said to me all of the time as a kid, and as a result I ALWAYS feel like I have to finish everything even if I'm full (even to this day)! I just try to remember that I can save the left overs for later--if she's hungry (or if I'm hungry for that matter) it'll be eaten eventually :-) Good post ;-)

lacey said...

So hard to not do this, but you have to train your mind. I think about the germs that could be lurking. Stops me cold.

Bre said...

Why don't you save the leftovers and give them to them (or eat them yourself) for lunch the next day?

bubbi and boo said...

bre - if it is a fair amount I will, but it is usally just a few half eaten pieces of strawberries or chicken nuggets so I just eat it...but it all adds up over three meals and several snacks a day

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.