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Saturday, January 03, 2009

They don't get that from me!

I have no idea where my little kids are from but there are some things that I can absolutely say they do not get from me. Like their eating habits.
Given a choice they would eat pasta with Parmesan cheese every day for dinner. They choose olives and pickles as a treat, they love vegetables ( and so do I so maybe they get THAT from me after all) They all eat until they are satisfied and then stop and you can wave all manner of treats in front of them and they will say " but I'm not HUNGRY!"
This evening I went to buy some last minute bits from Asda and got there right as they were reducing all the baked goods. I picked up some cookies, some delicious, big chewy cookies, chocolate and mint cookies, mmmmmmmmm.
You would have thought I put dog poop in front of my kids. 3 faces totally screwed up in revulsion. "Ewwwwwwwww! Get them away from me, they are BROWN!"
"No...NO! I don't like them they are HORRIBLE Ewwwwwww !"
Seth just raised his eyebrows and said "Er no. I don't think so!"
H and I caught ourselves trying to talk them into eating them " Mmmmmmm, you could put ice cream in them and make an ice cream cookie that would be SO delicious!"
Blank stares.
"Just smell it!! go on! It's a LOVE cookies!"


They react the same when faced with chocolate pudding, yoghurts, chocolate desserts of any kind. They recoil in complete horror.
I wish that was catching. Let me catch some of that 'Ewwww no, may I have an olive please?"
Snort, yeah right!
Ewwwwwwww olives! Even the smell makes me twitch, I have tried to eat olives but have to admit defeat, I can live without them and all will be well.
I am actually very happy that my kids can live without mint choc cookies and chocolate puddings, it is a glorious happy thing to me, I would love to take the credit for it but really, it must be some sort of throw back from an age where chocolate didn't exist or something.
I've been coasting so far on my weight loss journey, it has been ploddy and has made me very happy, I want now to kick it up a bit, make it hurt a little so I feel like I am actually working on it. I know I can keep doing what I have been doing and it will keep working I just want to feel more invigorated by it all. January and february are such miserable months, all that feeling as though there is nothing to look forward to, summer is so far away, happy holiday feelings all gone. I usually go into a mental hibernation for the first 2 or 3 months of the year and when the sun starts to shine, when spring shows it's face I start to feel alive and wish I had done something to make wearing Capri's and short sleeves less painful, then before you know it, summer is here and I am kicking myself for not working and making the heat less uncomfortable.
This year I have already had a kick start, 2 stone lighter than I was this time last year....when I saw this picture taken by H when I wasn't looking....


I crumpled into a hypothetical heap and ate myself even fatter for 6 months.

I am so glad that I have started to change all this, not just the look but the inside feelings. I still hate to see pictures of myself, but these days, I can look at them and not delete them because I am doing something about how I feel and look. I just want to feel as though I am doing more. I think I am going to try and get Sophie to join me, she has gained weight and although she isn't fat, she could be if she doesn't change soon. On new years eve, she went out and apparently when faced with a queue right out the door for the toilets she pointed at her belly and said " You have to let me go first LOOK.....pregnant lady needs a pee!" and the crowds parted and let her and her substantial belly to the front of the line!
I love that she is so fabulously unselfconscious but she is getting weary of people pointing out how much weight she has gained. I told her this evening that she is so young she could easily drop her weight by the time she goes to Boston again and she could easily gain another stone in that time. She is so beautiful, I want her to enjoy her life and not get to the stage where her weight stops her having all the fun in the world that is waiting for her.
I like that I still feel so enthusiastic about this year and it's already almost the 4th! I knew it was going to be a good one. Sometimes you can just tell, can't you?
It was hard to think that today was a good one, the boys were completely wild, I knew that if they could get outside and work off some energy it would help but it was so cold and even they said it was too cold. Seth said he had nothing to do and H said " Well you can get in the kitchen and see what you could do with those pots and pans!"
Not 45 seconds later we heard all kinds of a din and then saw this...

And he asked if that's what H meant. Smart arse. Pretty sure he doesn't get that from me either.



Blogger Jenn said...

Surely H didn't have something else in mind when he asked what he could do with pots and pans...I mean obviously what Seth did is the very first thing I though of too.....
And I'm pretty sure that smart arse gene skips a generation - I didn't get it from my parents and my kids didn't get it from me!!

7:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids love olives as well, they do get that from me and I love capers too.

9:54 am  
Blogger Cathy said...

George is an olive lover. He will eat olives like they are going out of style. He does get THAT from me ;)

It's so great that Sophie is so comfortable in her skin and can say and do what her little heart desires without worrying what other people will think of her.

You, my friend, look amazing. The difference between June and December was very noticeable. Keep up the great work and eat more olives!

1:24 pm  

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