Thursday, December 01, 2011
Dear Koji, this is what you ate today
Koji is keeping a food journal right now and I am writing this mostly so that tomorrow morning when he says, "Mama, what did I eat yesterday?," I'll have this record. At karate, he recently stepped up to blue belt. His next level is purple, and one requirement for advancement is to keep a food journal for a week and avoid junk food during that period. We haven't spent much time talking about junk food since I've always told myself that I am feeding the kids home cooked, healthy meals anyway. The former was true. The latter...hm. So he's been constantly querying: "Mama, is this junk food?" "How about this? Junk or no?" He's funny because he likes fruit, and since I'm always saying sweets are bad but fruit is sweet, he's been a little confused. Anyway, for Thanksgiving last week, Koji was really looking forward to the privilege of eating dessert. As seems to ever be true, since then it's been a bit difficult to get back on track. %^&*$ nefarious habit forming sugar!
Excuse the outburst, this is what he ate today:
Breakfast: (soaked) oatmeal, (raw) cream, dried cranberries, small piece of Japanese sweet potato, milk
Lunch: more Japanese sweet potato, one pickle sized cucumber, two slices of deli turkey, water
Dinner: three pieces of pepperoni pizza, one snack sized bag of popcorn, applesauce and water.