I am frustrated. I live in a house with people who insist on having ice cream, tortilla chips, apple pie, oreos, and cake around the house. They don't struggle with their weight but I do.
Is there anybody out there that can help explain to my family that having junk food around the house can be a huge obstacle to weight loss?
I ONLY pack on the pounds when I have lived in a household with high carb, high sugar foods..... my weakness. When I didn't allow binge foods in my kitchen, I was able to maintain and lose weight. For years, I was never more than 20 pounds overweight. Now...... my weight has climbed, I have 90 pounds to lose. I'm 5'6" and 230 pounds.
My doctor says "Explain how hard it is for you. Your family will want to support you and get rid of the junk food." I have tried many times. They don't get it. My family members are good people and supportive in many ways. But in this ONE area, .....they .... just.... don't .... understand!
I am told "You must work on your self discipline, that is what its ALL about." or "You must not really want to lose weight." or "I can handle being surrounded by all this food, why can't you?"
I can work my butt off and be highly successful on diets... up to a point. I track my food. I stay in my diet calorie range for many days in a row. I walk briskly on the treadmill for 4 to 5 hours a week. I feel proud strong and hopeful. Then...... I blow it, once, maybe twice a week. I'll eat a bunch of oreos and I don't lose weight. Of course, I realize I AM the one stuffing the oreos in my mouth!!! But its darn hard eating healthy soups, salads, chicken breasts, and cottage cheese when I know the pantry is filled with fattening goodies.
This diet... fail... diet... fail... cycle has happened many times. Debilitating and frustrating. Frankly, I've given up and I feel awful about myself. I haven't even tried to seriously diet for 6 months.
I'm trying to convince them to put a combination lock or lock with a key on a cabinet door and throw all their goodies inside. But, they say it is too much of a hassle.
***Any suggestions? Agree? Disagree? All opinions welcome! Thank you!***