The other day I took Levi to the doctor's for a check up. In order to participate in the Special Olympics the athlete's have to have a doctor's okay.
One of the first things that is done is height and weight. Levi weighed in at a woppin' 95 pounds.
I knew he was a big kid. Shoot! I've been buying him size 14 pants and cutting off about a foot off of the bottoms and hemming them for him. I know he's a little chunky. Chunky is good when it is icecream. Not so good when it is on your body.
The doctor said that Levi will probably always be big. He's got really broad shoulders, he's thick, he's solid. But..... AaaaaaaAAAARGH! The "D" word.....
I have boys. Lots of boys. Teenage boys. They like to eat! They have no problem burning off what they eat. I've never limited The Native's food intake. I know. My bad.
Honestly, I like to eat! I work out so I can eat what I want! Not working anymore since my hysterectomy but I'm working on that okay? Mr. C told me yesterday. Hey Mom! Did you know some people get their fat sucked out of them with a thing like a vacuume? Was he making a suggestion?
I asked the doctor what he suggested short of locking down our house even more than it already is! Because of Levi..... and keeping him safe.... Did this mean I had to put locks on the pantry, food storage, and fridge???
Of course not! He says. You don't need to go that extreme. You just need to change the way all of you eat and get rid of all of the unhealthy stuff in the house so that when Levi snacks and grazes it is on healthy stuff!
WHAT????? Not THAT extreme?? Are you kidding me? Us? Change our diets?
I'm the Mom. I need to set an example. Last night I searched my cookbooks and came up with a really healthy soup. It had lentils in it. We were scared. We were shocked. It didn't taste too bad. This morning, I am getting rid of all of the unhealthy food in the kitchen.
So far, I've eaten about two cups of left over chocolate chip cookie dough and some bagels and cream cheese. And that was all before lunch!
I'll do anything for Levi.........