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BILL60 Posts: 368,362
6/7/13 7:42 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best on your journey.

EMILYANNO SparkPoints: (4,274)
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6/6/13 9:22 A

Thank you all for responding with your wonderful advice and congratulations on all of your weight loss! You guys are really inspirational.

DOLPHIN7769 Posts: 1,358
6/4/13 4:05 P

welcome to spark. I personally have a mini fridge in my bedroom (kids the like to get into things) i keep my personal snacks in there along with my water.

DDEGATANO SparkPoints: (219)
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6/4/13 2:52 P

Don't sacrifice your health and happiness for the others. I understand it is family; however; just communicate what you are trying to accomplish. Say it in a way that generates empathy. For example; don't demand "I need you to stop eating my food"; instead explain that your doctor said you HAD TO start eating this type of diet; I'm sorry if it gets a bit in the way. Also feel free to offer cooking a healthy meal of your food for everyone. You may have a couple of people jump on board with you. If they are rude and disrespectful about; maybe you need to take a good look at the bigger picture for your future.

CRAFTINWIFE SparkPoints: (32,911)
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6/4/13 2:50 P

I was in a similar situation when my husband and I first got together (living with his family).
We kept some food in our room, and some we kept in the kitchen and shared. (In his family I learned real quick if it was in the kitchen I'd be sharing it anyhow.)

If you have the space in your room a mini-fridge doesn't cost to much and will allow you to keep a wider variety of items.

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EMILYANNO SparkPoints: (4,274)
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6/4/13 12:51 P

Hello, I am living with my boyfriend and his huge family. Right now, moving out is not an option until I'm done with college in 3 years. I am trying to eat healthier, but I'm finding it very difficult because we can't keep food in the fridge without someone eating it so we keep the majority of our food in our room. Because of this, we buy takeout A LOT unless his mom cooks. I want to make sure I get in my fruits & veggies and create healthy meals, but I don't know how to do this without being a burden by either always being in the kitchen, or designating a separate section for "our food". I'm stuck in a tough spot right now. I would love to hear your opinions, I need advice! Thank you :)

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