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Getting Started…. October 4, 2007

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Hello! I’m Gwen, and I am starting this blog to help support my daughter, A. A. needs to lose 40 pounds. She is 9 years old. She is also feeling very alone in her quest to lose weight.  She looked to me for support, but also needs support of other elementary school aged kids as shewe try to live a more healthy lifestyle.  I looked an search, and couldn’t find a support group for her and myself (As a mother trying to help her child lose weight) so I decided to start one. This is the beginning! Welcome! 

Here is what A. had to say today for our blog:

I want to lose 40 pound by walking on a treadmill for 3 minutes and lose it like that.  But, I know that I can’t. So I want to eat healthier and exercise by swimming, walking around in the park, riding my bike and using our treadmill.  I also want my Mom to buy healthy snack for school, and after school.  This is a tip: DO NOT TAKE DIET /WEIGHT LOSS PILLS. They do not work, and they can hurt you.

Today I spoke with a trainer about our local YMCA’s PAC Program. PAC is the Physical Activity Club. a 12 week program designed to motivate children ages 9-12 to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Each child will be assigned an individual adult coach who meets with the child once a week to motivate and support him or her. 

Child is “coached to record all their physical activity . especially a pedometer measured 10,000 steps a day program.  In addition, participants will be taught nutrition and healthy eating and living guidelines.  Parents’ participation in each weekly session is highly recommended.

The mentor she is assigned seems wonderful- he and met today to talk about the program. It seems that A. is the first person to sign up for this program, and  they are as excited about it as I am. And , SHE is, too. We meet with him on Monday morning.

I also spoke with a nutricionist about guidelines as well.  She gave me lots of papers to look at, guidelines to follow, and things to do.

Most importantly, I made a healthy dinner, then we  biked and ran around the park after dinner for 30 minutes. We had fun!