Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Aaron Gets Healthy

Aaron has up and decided that he wants to lose weight and get 'buff'! I am so happy that he has come to this decision on his own. I think he will be more successful than if I had tried to force him. He has never eaten a salad so we went out last night and got all the ingredients for a big salad. He loves black olives and turkey so those were included. I bought the spring mix lettuce and he did not like the stems! But over all it was a success and he ate a big salad.
Later I caught him in his room snacking on some fresh strawberries. He was dipping them in powdered sugar. This is a way better snack than he would usually have. He can eat 1/2 a box of Debbie Cakes or two frozen pizzas- just for a snack. He also bought some healthy things to pack in his lunch and is taking bottled water instead of soda. His best friends at school have be very encouraging to him.
I can't wait to see the results!


Feathering My Nest said...

Way to go Aaron. That is so wonderful to hear a child who wants to be healthy and cares about himself. Good for him.


Sharon said...

That is great! My son did that several years ago and lost 50 pounds! He started lifting weights and got really buff and boy he looked great! Tell Aaron good job and keep it up!

Love Sharon

jennifer said...

Good luck Aaron!!! You can do it. I can't wait to hear about your amazing success. Eat your green salads and don't forget Protein. Protein is a biggy! You will be in my prayers - Jennifer

Julieann said...

Good for Aaron---the salad looks really yuumy:)


Our Red House said...

Good for him. If the motivation comes from himself he is sure to succeed.