MizRik

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    MizRik got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Oh my goodness!! Good for her! I'm so impressed she stuck with it!! I'm going to show this to my daughter so that she can see that it is possible to live without Mac and cheese!! 
    Thank you sooo much for sharing!! 
    Your daughter is an inspiration! 
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    MizRik got a reaction from EmmieXstrom in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @Isolde41
    I am not sure if you will see this post as your last reply was over a month ago, but I just wanted to share that I understand the desire to support a child through the whole30. I have a 10 year old daughter who is also slightly overweight, however she is NOT active and sadly that is because she already lacks energy at her young age. I know her lack of energy is from her poor diet.  I would love to help her change her eating habits as it would help her to just get out and enjoy the world a little more. The weight loss, should it happen would simply be an added bonus.
    The worst part, I know her poor diet to begin with is my fault. She has lived her whole life with me giving her processed foods and not encouraging healthy from the start. So its a huge change for her. I would love to be able to show her that there our kids out there who survived without chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.
    I hope your daughter had success!
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    MizRik got a reaction from EmmieXstrom in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @Isolde41
    I am not sure if you will see this post as your last reply was over a month ago, but I just wanted to share that I understand the desire to support a child through the whole30. I have a 10 year old daughter who is also slightly overweight, however she is NOT active and sadly that is because she already lacks energy at her young age. I know her lack of energy is from her poor diet.  I would love to help her change her eating habits as it would help her to just get out and enjoy the world a little more. The weight loss, should it happen would simply be an added bonus.
    The worst part, I know her poor diet to begin with is my fault. She has lived her whole life with me giving her processed foods and not encouraging healthy from the start. So its a huge change for her. I would love to be able to show her that there our kids out there who survived without chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.
    I hope your daughter had success!
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    MizRik got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Oh my goodness!! Good for her! I'm so impressed she stuck with it!! I'm going to show this to my daughter so that she can see that it is possible to live without Mac and cheese!! 
    Thank you sooo much for sharing!! 
    Your daughter is an inspiration! 
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    MizRik got a reaction from EmmieXstrom in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @Isolde41
    I am not sure if you will see this post as your last reply was over a month ago, but I just wanted to share that I understand the desire to support a child through the whole30. I have a 10 year old daughter who is also slightly overweight, however she is NOT active and sadly that is because she already lacks energy at her young age. I know her lack of energy is from her poor diet.  I would love to help her change her eating habits as it would help her to just get out and enjoy the world a little more. The weight loss, should it happen would simply be an added bonus.
    The worst part, I know her poor diet to begin with is my fault. She has lived her whole life with me giving her processed foods and not encouraging healthy from the start. So its a huge change for her. I would love to be able to show her that there our kids out there who survived without chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.
    I hope your daughter had success!
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    MizRik reacted to littleg in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Well I guess you don't need success stories anymore since you've got your own
    But here are a few paleo stories - not quite W30 but pretty close!
     
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/success-stories/age/12-17/
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    MizRik reacted to Riya in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Late to the conversation, but going to add this.  We did our first Whole 30 a year ago.  My then 10 y/o lost 8 pounds.  I noticed a huge change, but the growth charts still showed her at the 95% height & 95% weight, so we got the low-fat bs from the doctor.  Both of us just nodded and waited for it to be over.  Slipped off the wagon and ended up doing another one in September of this year.  No idea how much/if she lost weight, but it appeared she had trimmed down and she seemed happier with how her clothes fit.  Please understand, the entire time I've been telling her that if we focus on making healthier choices, we'd feel better and the rest would sort itself out. 
    Fast-forward to the next annual visit.  95% percentile in height, 84% in weight.  She had gained 12 pounds over the year before, but also grew nearly 4".  They also ran some basic bloodwork and the dr came in and said it was obvious she was eating her veggies.  And she's maintaining it.  I try to cook better than I used to, but even if we're out, I notice her making choices.  Leaving off the bread (because she doesn't really like it), ordering veggies over fries.  Stuff like that.  So for anyone reading this thread, it really can help.
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    MizRik reacted to Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    That's wonderful @Riya! As of Sunday we are back on 100%, thanks to my daughter requesting it. It's wonderful how well they take to eating this way once they get used to it.
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    MizRik reacted to Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    @MizRik Thank you, and good luck! It might help your daughter to see what my daughter eats - I posted a lot of her school lunches on Instagram @jbaldina if you want to look at them! 
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    MizRik got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Oh my goodness!! Good for her! I'm so impressed she stuck with it!! I'm going to show this to my daughter so that she can see that it is possible to live without Mac and cheese!! 
    Thank you sooo much for sharing!! 
    Your daughter is an inspiration! 
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    MizRik reacted to Ms. Amanda Sue in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Thank You so much for this thread. My entire family, including our 9 year old son is seriously overweight, but our mail goal is reducing the symptoms of ADHD for my son and myself.  
    We are starting the Whole30 today, and im really looking forward to seeing the changes with all of us!   
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    MizRik reacted to Isolde41 in Success stories for overweight children?   
    Thanks @MeadowLily and @ShannonM816! Yes, that's exactly it. My mother put me on the Scarsdale Diet (anyone remember that one?) when I was 10 years old and it was awful. 600-800 calories a day, very low carb and almost no fat. Just what a pre-pubescent child needs, right? I'm not angry with her because she didn't know better. She was constantly dieting herself and lived on Dexatrim for many years. I ended up hospitalized at 16 with anorexia and bulimia. I've done everything I can to prevent that in my girls, to the point where my oldest may be suffering from our "no food is bad" policy in the opposite way.
    She has been doing SO well so far. She loves the food, her lunches are coming back empty, and other than a couple of dinners where she's balked at the veggies she's been great. Her mood and energy are so much better. Except last night she had a birthday sleepover. I told her "You're 11 years old, you get to have birthday party food, you don't have to be perfect." She chose smaller portions and enjoyed them. (The only thing I absolutely insisted on was no soda with the meals. The mom has done Whole30 too and she stocked LaCroix so she was able to do that). 
    When I picked her up today, though, I noticed she was once again moody and fatigued. (Some of that is sleepover, but the moodiness is bad). It made me realize how much sugar affects her. My goal with her is about 95% compliance - I still think that will make a huge difference. Looking forward to her being the first success story!