Why do we reward and bride young kids with junk food? Yes my child gets junk but not regularly and we work to provide healthy options first. We go to a class, parade with friends, talk to parents and this seems to be the norm. If the child: listens, behaves, helps, does well, etc they will get a cookie, candy etc. Or why not just keep feeding your child the bag of candy and they sit better. Seriously we go to a 1 hour class, eat a snack prior to and plan on having lunch afterwards so I see no need to bring a snack for a 2 hour trip. Well my kid is the one who doesn't want to sit because they remaining 6 kids are being supplied with candy, chips, cookies soda the entire time. Sure feed my kid and she sits great too! And then the parents complain about the way the kid eats, I'm sorry but it is your fault, No 2 year old knows about candy without someone else's help! I have to laugh, yesterday after her flu shot O was able to pick out a treat from the store; her choice...Squeazy Applesauce! Yes I get it, advertising is to blame too, but come on parents do your part!
We started dance this summer and I find it very odd that after each class the kids are given a sucker. Not to mention the massive amounts of older dancers eating bags of McDonald's while they wait. Shouldn't we be promoting healthy eating habits to these girls (and boys) especially considering the sport. And next week we are having a Halloween party and need to bring candy for the entire class, wonder if I can piss off a few kids with raisins?! A few weeks ago I sat and listened to a conversation between two dance moms about eating disorders and their theory that 1) eating healthy leads to an EDs and 2) all dancers (and runners) have EDs. The best part was they did their part by eating McDonald's and supplying it for their teen daughters as well (I guess keep supplying unhealthy food and they will be fine!). I was ready to scream and did my best to not explode and educate them.
Why do people fee it is okay to comment on weight when they feel it is thin? I routinely hear comments regarding my weight which I feel is fine, I am at a weight where I run great, feel healthy and look strong. Some comments irritate me, it truly depends on how they are said. I have been told when trying on clothes to go eat a hamburger and fries and maybe the pants would fit better! I'm sorry but if we as a society weren't so much into vanity sizing the pants would fit. How about last week at the doctor: the nurse asks if I have a thyroid problem since I am thin. I think I surprised her when my answer was yes, I am hypothyroid. See it isn't an excuse to gain weight. I have been told if I had more fat I would be cold at times, how about the you must not eat much comments. Boy does this one bring strange looks (and I'm sure speculations) when I they do learn how I eat especially during training season. Why is this okay? How do people know what that person feels about their weight? There have been times when I was underweight due to health issues with malabsorption and did not need people pointing it out to me when they way I felt sucked! I was doing everything I could to gain the weight and feel "normal" again and didn't need others opinions. My question is would these same people feel okay walking up to a stranger who they think is overweight and telling them to eat better, lose weight, etc?
Mother Nature please stop messing with us! Come on I know we have strange fluctuations in our weather but 70F on Tuesday and now 40F and sleet, really can't you just give us some nice comfortable fall weather so I can enjoy a few last running days with shorts and no mittens. Thank you for bringing the cold/numb/painful toes and fingers that I will now have for the next 6 months.
Sorry for the mostly post food and weight related but with my busy schedule and stress it is all building and I need to vent! Anything you want to vent about? Thoughts on these issues...