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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Going to my mother-in-law's house for dinner tonight. While it's lovely that I don't have to cook, there are some issues...
She has issues...
Her own with food
In a big way.
My MIL is WAY more than 100 pounds over-weight. And years ago when I was on Weight Watchers, we were at her house for a meal and I made my point-concious choices, and she said...
in the most scathing voice imaginable...
"What are you? On a diet?"
You know, in THAT tone...
That, "Who do you think you're kidding?" tone.

It was such an odd, kind of sickening feeling, hopeless, guilty (?!?).
MIL and I have had our issues over the years and things seem to be pretty cordial right now.
She is dealing with high blood pressure and pre-diabetes as a result of her weight (and really HUGE problems tolerating the meds, and so far as I can tell, has not lost a pound, nor has she tried.)

So here I go, with my new eating habits and my PMS, with my loins girded (and half a xanax on-board).
This should be interesting.
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    Hi L Lewis!
    That's so funny that I randomly picked your blog---yesterday was my MIL's 85th birthday and she's got the opposite problem---she's TINY! and her poor bones are brittle with osteoarthritis. I planned and cooked her birthday meal with her carefully, using a SPARK recipe for the main course, and peas, brown rice and squash on the side. The only thing I absolutely HAD to do, was have some of her birthday cake--after all, she's 85! BY GOLLY! I used to get impatient with her in the past, because she takes 97 years to do the slightest thing when I take her shopping, but she's been so kind to Steven and I, lending us $ when we needed it, that now I can't complain. She's a love, even though she can be a pain in the butt. This is "Let's forgive our Mother-in-Laws and their foibles" DAY!
    Keep up the good work with your points! It's GREAT that your MIL noticed---even though she was sarcastic, she paid you a HUGE backhanded compliment!
    2915 days ago
    Stay strong! Just remember you are going over there for just a short amount of time in the grand scheme of things. She has made her choices and you have made yours. Be proud that you are living a healthy lifestyle and let how you live be an example to others. If she makes comments, just rise above (and keep that xanax handy...lol). You can do it! :) ~ Jennifer
    2915 days ago
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