Monday, October 08, 2012
It's funny how when you start paying attention to your nutrition, you end up noticing everyone else's habits. I live with two naturally normal weight men, and I guess I just assumed that they ate healthier than me. Not the case.
And that's what is making my journey much harder.
They are wonderful and I love them, but they are constantly encouraging me to go out and drink, eat out, and eat things they make or bring home. They try to persuade me by saying "just one won't hurt" or "today can be a cheat day".
Well, not everyday can be a cheat day, and no one but me can dictate when one will happen.
It doesn't help that they both have distorted views on weight and weight loss. They are yoyo dieters to some extent. The one is abnormally skinny by his own will. He'll eat like a king until he gains 5-10 pounds. He then will proceed to take his calorie count to about 1300 per day. Within no time, he's back to his skeletal frame. The other is the complete opposite. He might make a few food swaps (whole grain, etc.), but he relies on exercise to keep his size. They will go through brief periods of obsession with weight and weigh themselves several times a day. Most of the time, though, they like to go out often.
It's as though they equate being young with living in excess. I'm not sure I want that. But these have been my friends since middle school. I can't just make new ones and leave them behind.
I just hope I can keep my strength up. Maybe once they start seeing the results, they'll believe this method works.