Monday, January 16, 2012
I am really sick and tired of hearing some of the comments that my mother makes about overweight and obese people. I was an overweight teen and adult and I really take offense to her comments, but I know if I say something all hell will break loose. Through hard work and changing my eating habits I have gone from the heaviest member of the family, at one point in my life, to being the thinnest at 152 pounds. Yes, I have slipped up and gained approx. 10 pounds back, but I am consistent with my exercise and my healthy eating.
Anyway, my mom has recently lost 50 pounds. She lost it by cutting out sugar and processed foods. Good for her!! Unfortunately, she makes snide comments about any obese/overweight person that she happens to see. If we are in a restaurant she'll say something like, "Look at that. How can he eat that when he is so big?" or she might comment on the outfit that a person has on. My brother is obese and she'll tell him, "You really need to eat healthier and do something about your appearance." I am not going to tolerate it anymore and I have told her that she is the pot calling the kettle black.
My sister has also been "attacked" by my mom's tongue and she is sick of it too. I am glad that my mom has taken off this weight, but quit preaching about it and realize that what might work for you may not work for everyone else. I am tired of hearing about sugar this and sugar that...blah, blah, blah. I like my sweets!! I am not totally cutting them out of my diet so quit preaching!!!!
There, I feel better now.