Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hell just froze over, and there's cake!

It's working! It's actually working!!! We are teaching our kids better eating habits! Here's how I know it's working.  Last wee it was #1's birthday and we had some left over cake from his party, so I decided that each of the kids could have a piece after dinner. #1 got to pick what he wanted for dinner since it was his birthday so we had Macaroni and cheese (homemade, with whole wheat pasta), hot dogs (pastured beef with no nitrates) and broccoli.  Yes, my son asked fro broccoli on his birthday.  That was the beginning of a very exciting meal for me! He knew that dinner included vegetables so he picked his favorite one, but my kids have always liked broccoli so that alone wasn't particularly shocking.

The next big surprise came when I put dinner on the table.  I had a big tray of raw veggies and I put it on the table with dinner. I told the kids they could have whatever they wanted. The next thing I know they were FIGHTING over carrots! It was wonderful! I have never been so happy to see my kids fight in my life!  And the proverbial "icing on the cake" was when I served dessert.  #1, #3, and #4 didn't even finish their piece. They said they were full and asked to be excused.  That was it. It was amazing! #2 is a hard core sugar addict and gulped his down, plus any icing his siblings left, behind, but I can't fix everything in a day and truly, the child is so skinny, I figured the calories wouldn't kill him this one time!

Unfortunately I am ALSO addicted to cake.  So after they went to bed hubby and I devoured the remaining cake.  The amount we ate was quite disgusting.  I like the cake and hubby likes the icing so I dug little tunnels and ate all the cake while hubs scraped the icing off the top. That was team work at its best! I know, I know, not my best move eating massive amounts of cake but at least it's gone and we can all move on with our lives.  I LOVE cake, can't get enough of it.  Cake and pizza are my weaknesses for sure.

The good news is, the next day we were right back to eating the way we are supposed to.  I think its really important to keep a clear head and realize that there are going to be days when we don't make the best choices and eat things that we know aren't good for us but if we stay focused and continue to eat a whole food diet MOST of the time, it will still have a tremendous positive impact on our lives.

In honor of eating crap once in a while...

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