Friday, February 24, 2012

Leading By Example

Our daughter, A, has struggled with her weight all of her life. When we adopted her at 13, 3 years ago, we were focused on bonding. I didn't make a big deal out of food. Over the last 4 months, she has watched me eat Paleo and became very interested. She loves meat, veggies, fruit and nuts, so decided to give it a try.

She has met with a tremendous amount of push-back from friends at school. They're constantly pushing food at her and trying to get her to eat candy, granola bars, etc. She has stood firm and politely refused. At one point, a kid said, "C'mon. Teenagers are supposed to eat crap and lay around and watch TV! Why do you want to eat so healthy?"

She responded, "Um, have you seen my mom?"

Day made.


  1. thats awesome;)! way to lead by example, and props to your daughter on stayin firm an keepin her ground. I know its hard, my friends are the same way. ha and nice response :-)

  2. Oh my gosh, Deb! This is absolutely the coolest thing I have seen from a teenager! Reading it really gave me goose bumps!