Boy, I do so envy my younger daughter, my son too and now, it is rather apparent that the grandson -Kurtis -will never have to think about looking for any weight loss pills!
Well, that is unless some of Mom/Gram's fat cells are an inherited trait and are slow to show up in them.
If you'd see my son or daughters you'd wonder how in the dickens I managed to have three kids who are tall and slim -really, you would. Well, the older daughter was joking the other night, insinuating when she was here that she might be picking up a little of a "shelf" -like Mom's -but jeez Louise, if you'd ever see how that girl has always been able to shovel in the mashed potatoes, that would stand to reason that maybe someday they might decide to stay put, just camp out there in her body.
My son and Mandy though -neither one of them are slackers at the dining room table either but you never see either of them gaining a darned pound. And Mandy is like a walking or driving candy factory as she always seems to have some kind of candy stashed someplace either in her purse, in the car, or in a couple different hiding spots around the house where she squirrels away Hershey bars, cookies, hard candies -anything sweet -for when the need hits her so she is always prepared. And she wasn't even a girl scout. (Does that motto -"Be Prepared" hold for the girl scouts as well and the boys?)
But the one who really amazes me is little Kurtis. I marvel that this kid keeps growing because you sure can't figure out why based on his food intake!
Maya at least will eat a few things -a cheeseburger (or half of one) now and again or some chicken nuggets and rarely does she turn down macaroni and cheese or other pasta delights.
Kurtis on the other hand often has for his evening meal just a couple slices of buttered bread and some cheese!
Rarely will he eat meat -of any kind -these days. He used to eat half a cheeseburger but lately, he only eats the bread and leaves the meat. Oh yeah, he will scrape or peel the melted cheese off the meat and eat that -most of the time.
Tonight, Mandy and I had burgers -cooked to a charcoaled perfection on the grill out back along with pierogies and I roasted some sliced onions, green, red, yellow and jalapeno peppers and mushrooms on the grill too to use as a topping for the pierogies. Then we also had fresh, crisp leaf lettuce -from my lovely little garden along with some fresh sliced cucumbers from my older daughter and her fiance's garden too.
Mandy fixed Kurt's plate with a piece of buttered bread, a big slice of cheese and a pierogie -plain, no topping for him -and we couldn't even get him to come sit down at the table to eat until we both had finished our meals.
Then, surprisingly enough, he did polish of the cheese first, then the bread and tonight, in a bit of a miraculous type event, he actually also ate three pierogies -filled with mashed potatoes and cheese!
Wish I could eat like that and grow taller -like he keeps doing!
Sometimes, you know, life just isn't fair at all, is it? Especially where my weight is concerned.
So if you have a metabolism factor that lets you eat whatever you want and as much as you want without any weight gain, thank those lucky stars you must have guiding you through your meals and snacks!