Friday, May 13, 2005

Items that are causing me to think too much

Ok so we are told how fat we Americans are..That we are the fattest country in the whole freaking world....Well I wonder why that is....Lets see...We don't excerise we eat fast food..We are couch potatoes....Hmmm and the list goes on..Kids today are fat..Some of the little girls in my daughters pre school are very overweight,and it makes you wonder...I do not remember having fat kids in class when I was in grade school...There may have been one chubby kid..And that's the one everyone made fun of...Not nice...But it is the way things are in school...Kids are too worried about how they look or how other kids look...If parents would take the time to cook a descent meal instead of running their kids to a fastfood joint kids might not be so overweight..As well as the adults...It is hard to lose weight once you have gained it....I know that...Been working my ass off for the last year too lose about 40 pounds...And it is coming off very slow...But it is coming off...I also do not eat fried food such as fries and whatnot...I workout everyday..Twice a day...Following a diet is not easy....So I do not think of it as a diet..Just the way it has too be...
Then you have folks like Oprah..(I love her don't get my wrong)..Say about how she lost all her weight and how it is a choice we all have to make..Well not all of us have personal trainers or chefs to make you healthy meals for us...no one to tell us to get our ass out of bed and get your workout done..We have to mange it all on our own..Most of us trying to get healthy slip up as we have noone to help motivate us or to tell us "come on you can do it"...We are alone...So for her to make comments about how fat we are...If she was as poor as the rest of us..She would be just as fat..If not fatter....
Parents need to start at home with healthy choices for the kids to eat..Serving Mac and cheese or fishsticks or chicken fingers t(that are fried) are not good for children as well as adults..And letting your kids consume glasses upon glasses of juice is only gonna cause toothdecay and obesity..Small kids up to the age of 5 are only suppose to have one or 2 four once glasses of juice a day..But I have seen parents give their kids nothing but juice or soda..And them thinking if its 100% juice its ok..Well that's not the case...Give your kid a feaking banana or apple...Much better for them..
I do allow everyone in the house a free day..Where they can eat whatever they want..Such as a fast food place..And my son will not eat any such thing...Never really has...But my 5 year old loves cheeseburgres..So she gets a happy meal..And she always chooses the apples or applesauce depending on where we go..She chooses it....And my 20 month old I must confess loves chicken nuggets..One serving once a week is what I am saying...If you are letting your kids eat that stuff more than that,you are only helping them become overweight..

When I was a kid we never spent a day after school or in summer indoors..We were riding bikes,swimming,or just walking around with friends...And there was also not many overweight kids....

little children are too stimulated today...Sending your infants and toddlers to every baby class you can find..Just does not make sense...If your child spends much of the day in a caycare..Then you pick her up and take her off to a class of somekind...That is less time she is spending at home with some nice quality alone time with parents...Small children do not need so many activities..A good game of peek about or reading a story or watching a video together..that is good family time..Not tossing a ball around with a bunch of other parents and kids..

These are just some thoughts that have been crossing my mind...And I have seen many news reports about such items...So it has been on my mind....
In the end...Lets all watch what we eat...And the time spent with our kids should be quality...Not over stimulating....And letting your kids veg in front of a TV all day..Not a wise idea either....But...You do as you wish...These are only my thoughts...Don't mean to offend anyone...Just my views..And my views aren't always right:-)

2 comments:

sandgirl said...

Quit apologizing for your views, this is YOUR blog and if anyone dosent like it they dont have to read it! Right?

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

thats why i love my jillybear..