Last night I had a huge argument with my mother.
My brother came over for the holidays.
He congratulated me on my weightloss and asked about my diet plans. Naturally, I told him about : my workouts , BMIs, and my weigh ins.
My mother has been a great support throughout this journey.
She was always in the forefront encouraging me.
Yesterday, things changed. She started saying, I should STOP my diet and exercise.
I sensed some hypocrisy in her statement...
When my brother is not around, she is all for it!
Saying: Go go girl you can do it.
But now that I am actually getting serious about my efforts, she wants me to stop.
I know it is not her decision to make, but I risk losing her support.
I need a little support; especially since we live together, eat together.
I feel that I have shared TOO MUCH about my lifestyle change with my family.
I talked TOO MUCH about my diet.
Confided TOO MUCH in them and now it is stabbing me in the back.
Yet, I do not want to give up ! I will not!
I only shared so much about my journey out of excitement !
I am loosing weight, I am healthier and happier !
I am going to keep my mouth shut.
Diet in silence.
I don't really want to go home tonight.
I want to be by myself and focus on the positive effort I have made, enjoy my achievements and visualize my future ... without being criticized by my own family.
I decided to stay: grounded and focused because I believe this journey is worth continuing even on my own.
Stay strong Sparkfriends