MAMAVATION MONDAY – DONE IN BY THE DISHWARE

I like it when life accidentally helps with your diet options. For instance, last week I bought my toddler some new bowls. In my eyes they are awesome. Perfect size, Perfect shape. Just macho enough for my little man.

In his eyes they are awful. Who knows why, but he despises them. He clearly thinks the new bowls blow. I put his food in one. He dumped it on the table. But then he ate it, without having his eating experience tainted by the mom’s new offending bowls.

But I’m putting the Toddler Un-approved bowls to good use as part of my 2011 Portion Control Party. Our “Regular” bowls are much bigger than a regular portion should be. After measuring the new little bowls, it turns out that they are much closer to what I should be consuming anyway. Imagine that! Even my old dishware was out to get me.

So far, I haven’t made any headway on trying to drop those elusive 10 pounds, but I have managed to hold my weight steady over the holiday season, when snacks abound and workout times give way to holiday parties.

So it’s a win for everyone. My tot gets to stick with his old familiar albeit beat up bowls. And I get to feel dainty when I eat, instead of feeling like I have on a feedbag. Happy Holidays.

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THE TODDLER TORNADO TESTS OUT THE SHOP VAC

We guess Dom wanted to see how his cars faired in a miniature tornado. Now the bottom of the shop vac looks like the junkyard. I can now and vehicle rescuer to my resume.

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I’M NOT A TITAN, BUT I KNOW A FEW

I was lucky enough the emcee the 2010 Top Ten Titans of Twin Cities Social Media event. With that much aliteration you know it had to be awesome, and truly it was. Get the full scoop at http://www.justjudyjudyjudy.com

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