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Did I Do That?

I told myself I would’t let this happen. I wouldn’t be “that” person. I fear that I have let my family down.  I feel I am the reason they are unhealthy. I told myself when I got pregnant that I wouldn’t feed my kid a bunch of junk food. Hubby was a size 29 when we got married. While Cooper isn’t chunky I fear going down this path I am going down he will be soon. Bob is now a size 40.  What have I done to my family? I feel like Urkel “Did I do that?”


There is a lot of guilt with this. I know I haven’t forced my husband to eat anything to make him a size 40, he did that on his own but I didn’t encourage anything different. He does the cooking at home but if I moan long enough I can get him to change his mind and we end up eating out. I feel that I am the reason he has become over weight. I am lazy therefore he is.

My Son

Now I know Cooper isn’t over weight, yet, I know with his height he will be a short child making pounds look bigger. It’s not that I want him to not have anything, he is a kid afterall, I just want him to eat as healthy as possible. I told myself I wouldn’t do this to my child as it was done to me. I was given fatty foods to eat and junk food in front of me all the time. This lead to me being an over weight teenage and picked on at school. For all that is in me I do not want that for my child.


I say this every year, this is MY year. It has yet to be my year and that again it by my doing. This year I am not going to say it will be my year, I am going to say it will be my FAMILIES year. My goal for 2011 is to get my family to change their eating habits. To not bring the bad food into the house to temp us.  I want by the end of 2011 for use to be healthy as a family and not a number on a scale.

So as I sit here and write this I wonder how the hell am I going to accomplish this. Frankly, I have no idea. One day at a time, one meal at a time. I would like to get into menu planning and stick with it. I am thinking of going to Weight Watchers and learning their new plan (just go get the info I can’t do meetings).  With the help of some great online friends and groups and some IRL friends it’s possible. Most of all, I have to want this. I can’t do this just to do it. Someone made the comment to me just today, about a different topic, but if I want success you need to fight for it.  I think this is my fighting year folks. Hang tight with me.

Karla Urwitz
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  2. Good luck Ms. Karla! This journey is one day at a time.

    Before I had heard about the WW new program, I had been thinking about going back to WW too for some IRL support and accountability. Now I am even more motivated with the new program to see what’s changed (of course this means everything I have from 3 years ago will be different.)

    But, I am like you, I don’t want my girls to have the rough life I did with their weight. They are lucky, they have Daddy’s genes and are very thin and healthy now, but they also have great metabolism. I can’t let those good genes go to waste 🙂

    Good luck my friend! I can’t wait to hear your progress.
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  3. Yes, one day at a time, one bite at a time, one workout at a time. Focus on what you can do today. You can do it, Karla! I believe in you!
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  4. just so you know – I ADORE YOU! I know that 2011 IS your year and it is one BITE at a time. I support you and am here when you need a kick in the pants!

    If I might make a suggestion – start with breakfast – make it a healthy one and it sets you up for the rest of the day with good choices – When I have a lousy breakfast, I’m ashamed to admit that my brain can go into “Oh well, today’s shot, might as well go out” mode.

    If you don’t want to do WW – I hear the meetings are the most important part – there are other options for developing a healthy nutrition plan. Email me if interested and let’s talk 🙂

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