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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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:06am

mhm127 wrote:
<p>&lt;strong&gt;Don't let PKA hear this lol&lt;/strong&gt; </p><p>Why?  I don't think she's in high school, do you?</p><p>Haven't read past this yet, but for the record...no. No, I'm not in high school. </p>

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.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:08am
All parents are, And anybody that thinks their choices and attitudes are not is living under a rock. </p><p> </p>

I agree but I find it a curious question from someone who states that her family doesn't all eat the same meals and her dd doesn't take a lunch break, like she does...don't you?

What does not eating the same meals have anything to do with showing your kids what good eating habits are? You seem to assume that because someone eats something different that it is not healthy. All assumptions on your side. My dd DOES eat lunch. It is not in a cafeteria, no. I eat lunch. Sometimes it is while working through lunch. What is the difference? Many people have food on the run. That doesn't mean they do it every.day of the year nor are making unhealthy choices. 

Why is this poster not making bad choices for not sitting and eating a healthy lunch and not snacking all day> Why is this poster not an example to her children of her eating habits?

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:13am

<<What does not eating the same meals have anything to do with showing your kids what good eating habits are? You seem to assume that because someone eats something different that it is not healthy. >>

No, I never said that, at all. But if the kids are not eating the same meals as you are, then they aren't following your lead...correct?  

<<My dd DOES eat lunch. It is not in a cafeteria, no. I eat lunch. Sometimes it is while working through lunch. What is the difference? Many people have food on the run. That doesn't mean they do it every.day of the year nor are making unhealthy choices. >>

I never said she didn't eat lunch, ever.  Eating meals on the run isn't healthy, imo, as I explained quite at length in the other thread.  Please see there if you need to refresh your memory.   

<<Why is this poster not making bad choices for not sitting and eating a healthy lunch and not snacking all day> Why is this poster not an example to her children of her eating habits?>>

Well for one, she didn't say that she wasn't sitting and eating a healthy lunch and not snacking all day, she said she doesn't eat "lunch" in the traditional way but eats small meals throughout the day, which is quite healthy actually.   


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:20am

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.

So now snacking all day instead of sitting down to a healthy lunch is ok. BAER.

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In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:21am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Why?  I don't think she's in high school, do you?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>She is a parent. Shouldn't she be an example to her children? </span></span></strong></p>

An example of what?

First of all, my kids eat lunch at school.  They don't have the luxury of breaking out a snack every hour. If they did, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

I work in a hotel, where the food is free but very rich. I prefer to bring snacks with me, and my kids not only know this but get why I do it. Today I brought a banana, a nectarine, a navel orange, a handful of carrot sticks, some granola bars, and a pineapple Chobani.  Snacking like this keeps my blood sugar regulated, and I don't "crash" in the afternoon like I would if I had a big meal.

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:23am

<<What does not eating the same meals have anything to do with showing your kids what good eating habits are? You seem to assume that because someone eats something different that it is not healthy. >>

No, I never said that, at all. But if the kids are not eating the same meals as you are, then they aren't following your lead...correct?  

What lead? They can eat something healthy but NOT the same. Why are you not understanding this?

<<My dd DOES eat lunch. It is not in a cafeteria, no. I eat lunch. Sometimes it is while working through lunch. What is the difference? Many people have food on the run. That doesn't mean they do it every.day of the year nor are making unhealthy choices. >>

I never said she didn't eat lunch, ever.  Eating meals on the run isn't healthy, imo, as I explained quite at length in the other thread.  Please see there if you need to refresh your memory.   

Oh you have, go look at the other thread. I don't think eating meals on the run ALL THE TIME is healthy either. I don't and neither does she.

<<Why is this poster not making bad choices for not sitting and eating a healthy lunch and not snacking all day> Why is this poster not an example to her children of her eating habits?>>

Well for one, she didn't say that she wasn't sitting and eating a healthy lunch and not snacking all day, she said she doesn't eat "lunch" in the traditional way but eats small meals throughout the day, which is quite healthy actually.   

She said snacks NOT meals.... I don't take a "lunch" normally, I eat small snacks all day long.

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:25am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So now snacking all day instead of sitting down to a healthy lunch is ok. BAER.</span></strong></p>

I didn't say snacking all day, I said many small meals a day and "nobody" said anything about not sitting down during those times.  

Quit making stuff up already!

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:25am

An example of what?

First of all, my kids eat lunch at school.  They don't have the luxury of breaking out a snack every hour. If they did, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

I work in a hotel, where the food is free but very rich. I prefer to bring snacks with me, and my kids not only know this but get why I do it. Today I brought a banana, a nectarine, a navel orange, a handful of carrot sticks, some granola bars, and a pineapple Chobani.  Snacking like this keeps my blood sugar regulated, and I don't "crash" in the afternoon like I would if I had a big meal.

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. 

Sorry you have gotten sucked into this but your post was the perfect example of what PKA was saying was not right in her eyes.

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In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:28am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mhm127</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Don't let PKA hear this lol&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Why?  I don't think she's in high school, do you?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Haven't read past this yet, but for the record...no. No, I'm not in high school. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>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.</p>

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?

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:30am

<<What lead? They can eat something healthy but NOT the same. Why are you not understanding this?>>

The lead of eating a family meal together, a healthy meal together.  They can, but do they?  

<<Oh you have, go look at the other thread. I don't think eating meals on the run ALL THE TIME is healthy either. I don't and neither does she.>>

I have, then please quote where I said she doesn't eat lunch.  I didn't say anything about on the run "ALL THE TIME", already going to the extreme this morning, lol. 

<<She said snacks NOT meals.... I don't take a "lunch" normally, I eat small snacks all day long.>>

OH she did, sorry I thought she said meals.  But where did she say that she wasn't sitting during those snacks?  Eating small meals throughout the day is quite healthy, do you not know this?

PumpkinAngel

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