Friday, August 15, 2008

It's Time!

Alexis needs to eat ... some carrots.


She likes carrots.


Alexis needs to eat ... some celery.


She'll eat celery - with peanut butter smothered all over it.


Alexis needs to eat ... some apples and oranges and grapes.


She likes all of these fruits.


The problem with Alexis is ...


There aren't many foods she doesn't like.


She likes pasta.
She likes steak.
She likes seafood and enchiladas and broccoli.


She will eat most anything.


I have got to start eating ... more carrots.


I have got to start eating ... more celery.


I have got to start eating ... more grapes and apples and oranges.


I like all of these things.


The problem with Alexis' mommy is ... there aren't many foods that she doesn't like.


I guess it's time for Alexis and her mommy to stock the fridge and stay away from the pantry!


YES --- it's time.

It's time to get serious.

It's time to push back from the table ...

Put the Oreos and Little Debbies back into the cupboard ...

Leave the ice cream and Hershey's syrup in the freezer and fridge - for Daddy.

It's time!


On the upside ... We can do it! Twenty pounds each. Well ... twenty for the mom - maybe just 10 for Alexis. But ... we can do it and ... IT'S TIME (*sigh*)!

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70 comments:

kelsey said...

good luck sweetie, to both of you!

dani said...

wait a minute, kel!!! hershey's syrup is FAT-FREE!!! we can drink that stuff:D
love,
dani
ps best of luck to both of you:)

Amanda said...

Good luck with the healthy eating plan. You have already won half the battle with Alexis as she enjoys fruit and vegetables. Hang in there you two!

JO-N said...

To love eating is a blessing. Anyway, all the best to both of you.

Little Sweethearts said...

It's great that Alexis likes all these fruits and vegetables already. Nice presentation can do a lot (and not getting any ice cream in the house helps as well - at least it does for me).

Good luck to both of you!

L,
Tania

the dragonfly said...

Yes, good luck to both of you. I'm facing this as well. My son is 14 months old..it's time to get serious about losing my baby weight!

Tabitha said...

Hi kellan ~ I have another diet buddy ~ Hurray!!
I know you can do it!!
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXX

kim-d said...

Awww, Kellan; Awww, Alexis. I'm right there with ya! I AM ALEXIS, just all grown up and looking at old :)! I love everything, too. All of the stuff that is healthy and good for me? Love it. All of the stuff that clogs arteries and packs on the pounds? Love it, too. I am refusing the call it a "diet" anymore; it's all about the healthier choices. And keeping some 100-calorie ice cream treats and Skinny Cows in the freezer at all times. Seriously, you girls need to get some! They will carry you through the times when carrots and grapes just don't do it. Whoever made the Skinny Cows, which are the best of all the low-cal ice cream treats, deserves an award. Just remember, you two girls aren't alone!

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee!

Ellyn said...

Good luck, guys. You can do it. Maybe a nice after dinner walk is in order. Just the two of you. I can hear the bonding from here. Have fun!!

Sally said...

I hear ya, but you two babes will conquer it in no time flat!! Kellan, I've lately found the Parkay spray is a great way to flavor steamed veggies. Just a hint from your soon to be wearing muumuu friend. hahahaha

Kel said...

Good luck!
~K

Jacki said...

I know you both can do it! But still....she is cute.

Belle said...

I'll be right there with you...about 20 more to go for me. Good luck!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Good luck! At least you have a diet partner! It should help to know someone is going through it with you!

Brenda said...

I think it's great that you and Alexis are going to conquer this together. Those rice cakes smeared with a half tsp of peanut butter are delicious!

suz said...

How great that she likes all varieties of food. I TOO have to remind my girls to only visit the pantry on rare occasions and to hit the fridge and the fruit bowl!
(they are carb addicts)

Melissa said...

I'm so feeling you, Kellan. I hope the weight comes of quickly and easily!!

laurwilk said...

I've recently made the transition from a 'daily Burger King diet' to 'whole wheat and no butter diet'. It has been great! You should teach her to cook some healthy meals/snacks with you. Being a healthy eater at a young age will make a huge impact on her eating habits in adulthood.

Good luck!

Courtney said...

You aren't putting her on a diet are you? I know that sounds rude and I usually don't leave rude comments on any blogs, but she is so young and you are setting the tone now. I can see pushing more healthy stuff, but not actually dieting. Sorry Kellan.

Catizhere said...

First of all, You are BEAUTIFUL, inside and out. Alexis is stunning.

I like that you want her to be healthy and eat a more balanced diet, but be careful with the self-image thing. Weight and the number on the tag does NOT define us as a person.

My sister was the tall one, the pretty one, the smart one, the athletic one.....I was the thin one. To this day, if I put on a few pounds, I hear this little voice in my head that snidely asks me I trying to look like Sandy.

What does her pediatrician say?

Julie said...

It's time for me too!

Good luck to you and your sweet girl!

Leah said...

Good luck Kellan!! It's not easy (I'm nine pounds down right now), but sooooo worth it.

common mom said...

Good luck to you both! Alexis is ADORABLE!

I have the same problem you guys do . . . I like ALL foods - veggies are my favorite, but ice cream is a very close first and a half ;-)

tammy said...

Connor and Taylor's mommy needs to do the exact same thing!

And maybe spending a little less time in front of this computer would help me too.

My Wonderful Men said...

Good luck! I just try not to buy the junk and buy more veggies.

Michelle said...

Good luck, Kellen. 20 pounds seems like a lot though... but just a suggestion -- try out Spark People. It's a free website that is really supportive and educational and community oriented. And they have some good info on kids, too....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She's such a Mama's girl that it might work for you two to start cooking some healthy meals for everyone together.

I think it's great when the emphasis is on healthy foods and how great they make you feel.

The good thing about liking all food is that there are a lot of healthy foods that are tasty too--they just take more work.

Good luck and I'll be right there with you!

Amanda said...

Good luck to the both of you!

Threeundertwo said...

Good luck to both of you. Try getting a wii-fit to add some more fun movement options (you'll enjoy it too).

Kaci said...

Good luck to both of you! I agree not easy but sooooo worth it!

Jennifer said...

personally I think you both look GREAT... but I do understand where you are coming from... for your own personal and health reasons. I have to shed some unwanted weight too. :)

it is work but well worth it. :) Best of luck to both of you beautiful girls!! :)

xoxoxox HUGS!!

Monogram Queen said...

Poor little thing, worrying about her weight at such a young age.

Good luck to you both and I need to join you!

utmomof5 said...

Good Luck!! She is super cute!! Love that smile on her face.

ALF said...

Send her outside to run around!

Denise Wheeler said...

Good luck! It's time for this mom too. However, this mom needs to lose a lot more than 20lbs. I hope it goes well for you both and can't wait to see a new slimmer you. Although, I think you look just fine.

Tia said...

As a chubby girl myself as a child, I say that healthy eating is fine, but be sure to encourage healthy body image to your daughter. Sure enough, when I was about 11 I thinned out as I grew taller. I still have body image issues to this day, even though I'm a healthy size 6, from people worried about my slight pudge when I was younger.

Hillary said...

You can do it! Go Alexis and Mom!

Queen of My Domain said...

Good Luck Girls! I'm right there in the same stay away from the pantry mode as ya'll.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Good luck! You guys can do it. There are so many fabulous cookbooks out there that make healthy cooking FUN! Maybe having her help you in the kitchen will excite her, too? My nieces LOVE cooking with their mom...I HOPE that I can do that with my daughter. It's so much easier to just take a trip down the drive-thru isle sometimes. Let us know how you're doing!

~melody~

April said...

Ten pounds or NOT, she is still so adorable!!!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Boy I know the feeling. Good luck! You both still look great, but you're the only one who really knows what needs to come off. I'm struggling along in this area too.

Me said...

I am right there with you! Good luck to you both, I know how difficult it is!! :)

Trace :)

Jaina said...

Good luck to you both, you can totally do it! I STILL need to drop that 15...

Donna said...

She's beautiful! My Grandaughter was heavy until last summer...her mother took the junk, they walked, got active...she's now the proud owner of a "twiggy"...lolol...Happy weekend sweetie...hughugs

Kami said...

Good luck to both of you, if you set your mind to it, you can do it! Both of you :-)

Brittany said...

Best of luck!

Get a Wii Fit...it works! :)

Michelle said...

Hey Kellen... I've sorta tagged you for a meme. Sorry! It's a fun one at least.

Christy said...

I am glad you guys are doing it together. Good luck!

kaylee said...

GOOD LUCK

The Fritz Facts said...

Good luck hun! It isn't easy coming to the decision at all. Very proud.

JCK said...

I loved what Jenn said. It will be great to do this healthy track together.

JCK said...

P.S. I came over here on a post of yours called "My Blogs" but got an error message that the page didn't exist?

Tara said...

What a great gift to give yourselves! Veggies are the way to go for good health. You can do it!

Rachel said...

Good luck. I am not looking forward to losing the baby weight after this little girl has arrived. It is going to be so tough. It means saying NO to almost everything. UGH. But Good luck Kellan and Alexis

Sandra Carvalho said...

LOL!I wish mine did eat like that!
I love to eat too!And that's an issue once I gain weight so easily!
Oh my....
xoxo

Stella said...

Good luck! You can do it! It's time here, too. Summer's over...it's time. I've felt it coming and I just wanted to avoid it. No.Such.luck.

Andrea said...

GOOD FOR YOU, Kellan for recognizing what needs to change, and taking the first step in conquering that change.

I need to do it too....and I'm looking more at 30 or 40 pounds!!

Karen said...

My hubby's working on it, too! We're trying to eat lean around here. Keep us posted on your progress!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Why can't it just be EASY?
I really wished all of my kids would be born with their father's metabolism...he eats & drinks whatever he wants and is just now gaining a LITTLE weight and he's 35.
But no...my son is short & stocky but it's my girls I worry about. They definitely have their mother's tendency to gain weight just by looking at food.

Dapoppins said...

I was a very chubby child too. But I don't think I was half as cute. I remember the Dr. saying it wouldn't hurt if I was more active and cut out the sweets, but that just made me want to do the opposite.

Have trouble with authority much? Me?

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Just do what I do and tell everyone that its baby weight. Who cares that in my case the baby is almost 11 years old. LOL

Hugz,
Tami

Pete (Bib# 70) Hagen said...

I did not read all of your comments and maybe this has already been suggested,( dieting is really hard for adults and I'm sure even more so for your baby),but what about getting her involved in more sports, like swimming after school and cut out any snacks before bedtime.
We live in Minnesota and I am so pleased with our school lunches. We even have a website that we can visit and see how many calories per week our children are getting along with all the other important nutritional information. Does your school system offer this? If not maybe you could suggest this. Good luck to the both of you!!!!!!!

Pete (Bib# 70) Hagen said...

I did not read all of your comments and maybe this has already been suggested,( dieting is really hard for adults and I'm sure even more so for your baby),but what about getting her involved in more sports, like swimming after school and cut out any snacks before bedtime.
We live in Minnesota and I am so pleased with our school lunches. We even have a website that we can visit and see how many calories per week our children are getting along with all the other important nutritional information. Does your school system offer this? If not maybe you could suggest this. Good luck to the both of you!!!!!!!

Wendi said...

It is time I joined you.
It is long over due.
I. am. in.
After I eat the last slice of carrot cake.
That counts as healthy...right?
Good luck to both of you!

Steph said...

Good luck to both of you! Doing it together, and having her to keep you in check, and vice-versa, will make it easier. I didn't say "easy", just "easier"! You can do it!!

Janet said...

Good luck. Don't cut out the sweets entirely. It may take longer, but there's no reason to be COMPLETELY miserable. And she'll resent it. And so will you.

girlytwins said...

Good luck! We keep LOTS of fruits & veggies around our parts for snacks. I think it makes a big difference.

Elaine A. said...

I am doing the push-aways myself these days. It's hard but worth it. I already feel better! Good luck to you girls! : )

TUTU Monkey said...

Good Luck....I started about 2 weeks ago and feel much better and my pants are fitting again.

Good luck to you both!!!

bren j. said...

Oh boy, I hear you Kellan! Only it's zero for the LG and er, many more for me. ;) I hope you can get Alexis involved in preparing some of those tasty veggies - maybe you can discover some love for veggie cooking together. Good luck!

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