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.