Thursday Three

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Thursday Three
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Thu, 01-23-2014 - 3:25pm

1. With all this cold weather across the country, what are you wearing today to keep warm?

2. Do you pre-heat your car before you go into it on cold mornings (either by going outside and starting it or remote starter)?

3. What was/is for lunch today?

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 12:30pm

1. With all this cold weather across the country, what are you wearing today to keep warm?

Plaid pants and a linen tunic.  It is hot in the office.  

2. Do you pre-heat your car before you go into it on cold mornings (either by going outside and starting it or remote starter)?

Not unless there is snow or ice on it.  

3. What was/is for lunch today?

Boss is buying Jimmy Johns


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Registered: 07-08-2001
In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 11:20am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I will call it a meal if I want, thankyouverymuch.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Have a lovely day PKA, seems that this debate is over.</span></strong></p>

So you're not going to explain why you "dragged" me into this (your word)? OK, then yeah, the debate is over.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 11:03am

<<I didn't miss the thread. I read a lot more than I post, and the reason for that is that things get twisted into ridiculous claims that seem to stick around for years.  Details and context are very important in a debate.

THANK.YOU.>>

You're one of the top offenders!

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Registered: 07-08-2001
In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 11:01am

<<If you ate all that in one sitting, it would be, imo, a pretty healthy, balanced meal.   So, spreading that out across the day is also healthy. 

Snacking is only "bad" when snacking either 1) increases one's calorie intake to an unhealthy level or 2) are junk snacks. >>

ITA. If I brought a bag full of chocolates, Doritos (UGH, have you heard about the new flavor? Shrimp and Mayonnaise!), etc. then I'd be setting a bad example.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:59am

<<Since you are the one who called my eating habits into question, it is on you to explain why I "am" making bad choices. :)

Again, you will have to read the other thread. THIS is the only reason you were dragged into this. >>

That's kind of a cop-out. I already said I did read the other thread. Every post. If you want to make an example of me by dragging me into this, the least you can do is explain your reasoning.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:57am

Small MEALS is one thing, PKA has stated that it is wrong that my dd and others don't have a lunch period. Sitting down and having a healthy nutritious lunch.

Maybe your definition of MEALS is the hangup here? I don't have "meals." I told you what I brought today; not much different than what I bring every day.  All snack foods. No meals. I still think what I have in my lunchbox is healthier than what our kitchen is serving the employees for lunch.

When my kids, especially DD, were toddlers, they'd eat breakfast (toast & jam and fruit, for example; not bacon & eggs), then graze all day on healthy stuff like Cheerios, apple slices, cheese, fruit puffs, etc. and then eat dinner. The only reason they don't still do that now is because they are in school and have to shovel in their lunches in about 25 minutes. I pack a lunch for DD but DS gets the cafeteria stuff.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:56am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I will call it a meal if I want, thankyouverymuch.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Have a lovely day PKA, seems that this debate is over.</span></strong></p>

Thank you and if you don't wish to participate, then don't..I believe Sav gave you the same advice yesterday.  It's good advice.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:55am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mhm127</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;pumpkinangel&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;mhm127&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Don't let PKA hear this lol&amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Why?  I don't think she's in high school, do you?&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;Haven't read past this yet, but for the record...no. No, I'm not in high school. &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;I didn't think so, lol.  I also always thought that many small meals a day was a healthy way of eating, so that would be  good thing, not a bad thing.  One of my kids eats many small meals a day and has pretty much since birth, that is his eating pattern.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Yes. Many babies and toddlers, if not most, tend to graze rather than eat three meals. We as parents teach them that grazing is wrong. But if they thrive on snacking/grazing rather than 3 big meals, why change it?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think we teach (and were taught) that grazing is wrong because 1) it can easily lead to an overconsumption of calories.  Many people eat way more than they realize when grazing.  and 2) because grazing is often done with the wrong foods.</p><p>Grazing, done properly, can be a healthy way of life.    What you've listed appears to be healthy.   When *I* graze? Not so much, lol.   (although I do plan snacks each day, to ward off the inbetweenmeals hunger - yogurt and fruit usually). </p>

I have one of each, which makes life a bit interesting with meal times and took me awhile to figure it out.  My three meal a day kid has to have portion controlled snacks (something that he understands) or he goes overboard, so his meals are bigger than my kid who grazes, but his snacks are bigger than the kids who eats 3 meals a day.  It took me awhile when they were little to get a balance going. 

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:53am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;<strong>You must have missed the entire other thread about PKA insisting that parents should be teaching their kids about healthy eating and how horrible it is for my school to allow kids to eat in class and not have a lunch period. &gt;&gt;<br /></strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I didn't miss the thread. I read a lot more than I post, and the reason for that is <span style="font-size:medium"><strong>that things get twisted into ridiculous claims that seem to stick around for years</strong></span>.  Details and context are very important in a debate.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="font-size:large"><strong>THANK.YOU. </strong></span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p>

So then stop already.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:52am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>I think it's very different for 1) a teenager to not be given an option of a traditional lunch break and instead be forced to choose between not eating lunch at all, or eating lunch in class and 2) an adult choosing to spread their lunch throughout the day into multiple small meals or snacks.      If said teenager in situation 1 had the option to eat a yogurt and blueberries at 9:30, and then a granola bar at 11, and then a banana and some nuts at 1, and then some carrot sticks with peanut butter at 3 then you could compare that to the adult in situation 2.   </p>

I agree and I think teenagers and adults have different nutritional and other needs, it is silly to compare the two and expect them to be identical in pattern and behavior. 

PumpkinAngel

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