Worst Christmas package ever? DEAR MOMS.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today I got a package from my mom. We aren't on great terms right now and I haven't really been talking to her...This was her way of sucking up. I opened it with my roommate (who is also my Zumba partner). Lo and behold, it was filled with cookies, candies, and other sweets. We looked at each other like REALLY?! She knows how hard I've been trying to lose weight. She knows I'm an emotional eater. She knows I binge. WHY would she think it appropriate to send me something like that?? I'm so frustrated right now. I'm sure she meant well, but it really hurts my feelings that she'd set me up to fail like that. But I refuse to fail. I'm taking it to work tonight. The guys are bound to empty that box out. Maybe one of the moms out there can help explain her thinking. :/
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  • FREEME1980
    At least you were remembered. A thank you note to mother indicating that your co-workers appreciated and benefited from the goodies that you were not able to enjoy would be a good acknowledgement that you received her gift. Perhaps the suggestion of a gift card so you can purchase new workout clothes would be a more appropriate future gift.

    Happy holidays! emoticon
    1887 days ago
    Honey, it's something my mom would have done. Not thinking but wanting to send something.
    I'm a mom and grandmom and also fighting with all the food I see. It's not easy but you hang in there. Every pound lost is a victory for you.
    Merry Christmas and please keep up the good work!
    You have the most beautiful eyes emoticon
    1887 days ago
    I agree with OWNSMALLCLOTHES, I bet it was not intentional. Good for you for taking it in to work and sharing with others. I just made a bunch of candies too and sent them with my daughter with love. We live in a society where we use food to show love espcially when it may be too hard to say it.

    Might just tell her that thanks for the thought and it was just too much sugar for you and does not fit with your new lifestyle but your coworkers really really appreciated it.
    1888 days ago
    Sounds like something my mom would do! We are not on good terms (more like no terms) but I think it's sort of like what Bobbie is saying.. that you may think differently. To me, I'd see that as hurtful.. but in her eyes, it's completely different. And sometimes, whether you can talk to her or not, if she doesn't quite get it, it's got to be you who changes your attitude about it. I think you went about it perfectly - take it to work and let someone else pack it away lol. Don't let it frustrate you.. sometimes it just can't be understood.

    1888 days ago
    It was not meant to offend. It was sent with love. We do most things unconsciously.
    1888 days ago
    Don't take it personally. She was probably just thinking you would like some goodies and didn't even think about you sparking. Good job taking them to work! You are just regifting a gift that isn't right for you. emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Maybe, just maybe, you and her do not think alike....you think?....Just because you are thinking the way that you are in getting healthy doesn't mean that she has a clue of what or how you are thinking. Do you and her ever talk? Communication between two people really does help clear the air because I really have never met or known of anyone who is a true mind reader....Maybe this also is her way of showing her love for you because as you said she knows how much you enjoy sweet treats and what better time then at Christmas and a birthday? anyways, I am sorry you did not appreciate the gift.
    1888 days ago
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