Something happened. These aren’t crabby patties. Or eggplant patties.

I promised I would report back how my attempt at eggplant patties turned out. Let’s just say they were supposed to look like this: 

Eggplant Patties

And they ended up looking like this: crabby pattys

To get my children to at least taste them, I told them they were “Sponge Bob’s” beloved “crabby patties.” They believed that as much as my husband and I believed they looked like that first picture. But guess what? We all ate them. Because they tasted GOOD. Well, not my three year old, Declan. But that’s normal. It coulda been served straight from Sponge Bob himself and I still don’t think he woulda ate them. I don’t claim to be a pediatric dietitian. I’m just a mom trying to get her kids to like real food. But that’s another post for another day.

I’m gonna go on a tangent here and ask, why do we all try so hard to look like that proverbial eggplant patty only to come out feeling like the ones all flat and messed up? I know some of you reading this today are looking for the answer to reaching successful weight loss because you know that’s my specialty and you can’t tell me the last time you weren’t either losing or regaining weight. You probably have three or more clothing sizes in your closet to accommodate the stages.

Get off the vacillating pendulum. Do it today. I promise you, I have seen it hundreds of times and you may be one of them. You have dieted your way to your current weight. It’s the highest weight you’ve ever been. Who is your middle of the pendulum, rationale-minded person? You know, the person that doesn’t have to follow a restrictive diet only to get fed up and swing the other way and regain it all back? Then start over when the jeans get too tight again? Let me help you find her. Let me help you find him. The middle person isn’t picture perfect. That’s what this blog is really about. Taking small steps, one at a time, and really REALLY sticking with them.

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Jillian McMullen, CSOWM, RDN, LDN

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