I think my kids are getting fat. I would never say anything to them about it... I mean, my body image is warped enough I would NEVER do that to my children... but I worry about them. Heart disease runs rampant through my family and I know that they are discovering CHILDREN with arteries starting to clog as young as the age of 2. This all worries me greatly!!!
Anyway, I have noticed that all 3 kids are starting to get bellies on them... they've never had "fat" that you could see. But all 3 have bellies now in front & around the side.
Emily is 44 inches tall & 45.5 lbs
Juliana is 42.5 inches tall & 43 lbs
Abigail is 38.5 inches tall & 34.5 lbs. Abi is still young enough (4) that I'm not *as* concerned about her, but I really worry about the other two.
Okay, I'm trying to get them to be more active (outside play, playgrounds, going for walks etc etc) but they really would prefer to sit & make a sand castle, or sit & read etc etc - very stationary stuff. We eat a fairly healthy diet. No red meat or pork, and chicken or turkey 2 or 3 times a week, a lot of vegetables & fruit. Very little "added" fat (i.e. butter, margarine, oil etc) The only really processed food in the house is Mr. Noodles (which they have maybe 1 or 2 times a week) and breakfast cereal (Shreddies, Corn Flakes, Cheerios & Weetabix - nothing with sugar in the first 3 or 4 ingredients listed)
Anyway, does anyone have suggestions on how to get them more active/ eat better so that they won't keep getting fat? No one please blast me, I just worry about their health a lot!
Andra, married to Emen, mom to Emily (Aug 95) Juliana (Oct 96) and Abigail (May 98)