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Eat well to Live At Mamma's House

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Yes, I love my Mamma. I call her every day, visit often, and always pray for her. I don't like eating her meals. I have a very hard time saying "No thank you" to my Mamma.
My mother loves to feed me things that are not good for me-potatoes, cookies, pies and cake. I've told her that I have diabetes, but she still equates food with love. She feels the need to feed me, and she believes that I need to eat it. I eat her food when I cannot politely get out of it.
So what do I do? I try to visit after a meal. I take her out to eat often. I try to teach her about diabetes. I also take and eat a very small portion.
I am eating to live instead of living to eat even at my Mamma's home.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DESERTJULZ 2/20/2013 10:19PM

    Love it, "eating to live." If only we would all embrace that philosophy!

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DS9KIE 2/7/2013 12:22AM


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68ANNE 2/6/2013 9:12PM

    You are both very caring and loving people! You are doing what you can and that is enough!

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OKBACK2ME 2/6/2013 8:24PM

    It's the generation! Hang in there!

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PEPPYPATTI 2/6/2013 7:16PM

    That is awesome that your mother still nurtures you so much! I think visiting after meals is probably your best decision.
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SCOOTER4263 2/6/2013 6:24PM

    This is a really difficult one. I think you're doing all you can do - mothers always want to feed people. I know - I"m a mother, and my very first instinct upon seeing someone, child or not, is to think of what I can offer them. Maybe you could try bringing a special treat (your own kind) to her once in a while? I like the idea of taking her out to dinner.

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ERIN1957 2/6/2013 4:37PM

    I know this can be very difficult and you finding ways around this is such a good thing. You honor her and she probable doesn't know any other way. As My grandmother loved us all with food too. Warm her heart and allow her to give you the only gifts she can now. Keep doing the best you can by working around her love for you with poor choices, but love trumps everything else and you are doing that so well. God Bless you both! Her joy is worth the extra efforts you are taking to keep peace, health and love!

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CTUPTON 2/6/2013 4:18PM

    emoticon emoticon chris

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-AMANDA79- 2/6/2013 11:07AM

    That must be hard! Good luck!

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BLUEROSE73 2/6/2013 10:12AM

    It can be hard, but good for you for standing your ground. You can do this.

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/6/2013 9:31AM

    You are very good to your Mom, and to yourself! Give her a big hug for all of us!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/6/2013 8:38AM

  what a great thing to do, try to teach your mum about diabetes, visiting after a meal is a clever way to go!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2013 8:01AM

    Mommy's . . . they're cut from the same cloth through and through! My dear Mom also equates food with love! But she's slowly learning that, for me, just a "dab will do ya!"

HUGS! I miss being able to visit my Mom daily (she lives in IL and we now live in WI) but we talk on the phone daily.

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SAASHA17 2/6/2013 7:56AM


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RD03875 2/6/2013 6:43AM

    My mother had diabetes so she knows how to cook and eat but sometimes doesn't follow the guidelines. I just let her know what I eat and don't eat.

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WELLNESSME09 2/6/2013 6:00AM

    So sweet and caring!
You are doing a fantastic job. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/6/2013 5:58AM

    You are doing well and handling the situation very diplomatically ..Mothers always want to feed us..It's what Mothers do.
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 2/6/2013 5:51AM

    your doing a good job.....

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MARYJOANNA 2/6/2013 5:43AM

  Hopefully, your Mom will learn about diabetes. You are doing what you can and in time you will succeed.

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