Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sunday Morning Chat
Yesterday, we went to a seminar that was so wonderful. My husband and I have been on this weight loss program that has been a fantastic journey. It has been so successful! He lost 65 pounds in 5 months and I have lost 75.5 pounds in 8 months. He hit his goal and is back to the weight he was when we got married! (mmmm!) I have 32 pounds to go! SWEET! Just in time for summer!! I introduced the program to my girlfriend, (picture below) and she lost 58 pounds since January 3rd of this year! She looks great!
What was discussed is our children and how the obesity rate is climbing. Bad food choices and very little exercise is what is happening! They stay inside and play video games, Wii, watch TV and munch munch munch away. Diabetes in children have climbed as well as them having high cholesterol levels. Where will this take them into adulthood?
We all know that Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" initiative aimed at eliminating childhood obesity in a generation, she was right to call this problem "an epidemic." Everyone knows making the right choices is enough to make your head spin.
Families should focus on the fundamentals: that calories are the energy you get from food. If you eat more calories than you expend in a day you risk gaining weight. Modifying your lifestyle to include small 'balancing' changes will help your family develop life-long habits and enable them to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
So let's get our children back outside playing! Get them on their skates, bikes, walking, take them to the play grounds, enroll them in gymnastics, dance, something that gets them moving; instead of remaining in a sedentary position! It's our responsibility because we love our families and want them to be of healthy mind and body.