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Diet Sabotage

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Lesson Learned: I control what I do or do not eat

My elderly mother, who's grossly obese and has congestive heart failure, spends every waking hour watching food shows on TV, looking at recipes online, talking about food, thinking about food, cooking food. She has always been a food "pusher" using guilt and tears to get other people to eat with her.

Last Sunday afternoon, she came over to my house with a container of cookies and cupcakes.

"My doctor says I need to lose wait [note: for the 100th time] and I can't eat these. Here, you can have them."

In other words, if she's fat and unhappy then I should be fat and unhappy too.

The minute she left the house, I took them all and threw them in the garbage.

She can provide the temptation, but only I can buy into it.

Lesson learned.
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  • MISSG180
    That's tough to deal with, but I think you did the right thing. You can't change her, you can only make your own choices. Brava.
    1640 days ago
    poor sweet heart. I can relate except it is my hubbie continuously tempting me. I ask him if he was concerned that i was losing weight he said no but something is there. Folks want to love us death with food. It is habit. Look at aall the holidays that are around food? We have to protect ourselves even if we do sneakly. LOL! good for throwing those things away.
    1658 days ago
    Well done! and diplomatic too
    1658 days ago
    You are a total inspiration!! It's so wonderful that you "get" it! Hang in there and you will do great. You already are!!
    1658 days ago
    Wow, that's hard, coming from your mom. Kudos to you for resisting temptation.
    1658 days ago
    O I love it when you talk sense to me! I needed to hear this!
    1658 days ago
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    1658 days ago
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