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42-year-old Mentor resident Shelley Weber will use her kids as motivation to build a better life. Life with metabolic syndrome will be easier with a weight-loss, and Weber said she will work hard with help from exercise and better eating habits.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Childrens' Pizza

While I said earlier in my blog that we strive not to eat a lot of processed food, every Friday in our house is the exception to that rule. For years Friday nights have been pizza, pop and movie night.  It’s meant to be a special treat at the end of a long week and we unwind from a busy week together as a family.  It’s a night that I believe my kids look forward to.  ( I know my 7 year old daughter does for sure, now that my son is a pre-teen sometimes I think it’s more like torture for him!)  Anyway, awhile ago the adults stopped eating the pizza and usually would eat something a little healthier.  So today as I was enjoying my homemade turkey chili which was loaded with veggies and very tasty I found myself intently watching my kids enjoy their pizza.  (I may have even been drooling!)  I hope that maybe someday I can eat a slice of pizza here and there, but for the time being it’s better for me to just leave it alone!


Anonymous Anjie said...

Keep up the great work, Shelley!!

February 11, 2012 at 9:54 AM 
Blogger madevsmom said...

You know how to do this and you know you can!!! keep making great choices! Love ya BFF!

February 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can always eat a lean cuisine pizza. Limits the calories.

February 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so inspired by your courageousness and determination! It was very emotional for me to to read your story as I can relate to every word! Keep pushing yourself and keep your eye on the prize...a healthier, happier mother for your kids! Thanks for sharing your journey ~ Michele (McGee) Brentar. PS-I find a pizza on 100 cal flatbread with reduced fat feta, veggies and turkey sausage a great substitute for the greasy original.

February 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM 

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