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"You're Huge!"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lately it seems that my whole family has been commenting on my weight.
My sister was telling me how my grandpa was talking about me and my weight when I wasn't with them of course.
But she told me he made comments like "Renee's getting huge!" and "she must've gained 30 pounds in the past month!"
Also, my sister is always calling my thighs 'elephant trunks'
or my mom and sister both comment on my eating and things like that
But here's the thing:
None of it bothers me.
I just laugh it off
I think it's because it's true
I am huge and I have been getting bigger
in my family, I'm known for loving food
and it'll be a joke to them if I told them I was going on a lifestyle change because they know I've tried before but didn't do too well
Renee? Refusing junk food? it's unheard of!
I can hear it now
Because it's almost like I'm changing who I am and who they've always known me to be.
But if I keep getting bigger then I'll be giving in to their comments
so basically
I can't live for what my family talks about!
I can't live my life for what I think they might be thinking about me or my journey
I want to prove them wrong, for sure!
But most importantly,
I want to prove myself wrong!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    wow thanks for all the amazing comments!
    you guys are my new family
    honestly, no one is really supportive but I've just got to deal with this on my own but at least I have all you great Spark friends!
    1486 days ago
    Sounds like you need a "new familly." So, I'll be your big brother! Let me say it another way. Keep your family, but take on a new voice. To change your life you must change your beliefs. You are in control of what goes in your mouth and what goes on your body. You decide how you respond to stress. You choose how you respond to people. You respond what you do today. You choose what you look like tomorrow today.
    And YOU just inspired MY next blog....so check it out....but give me 30 minutes....'kay, 'lil sis?
    1488 days ago
    you can do it, ignore their hurtful words.
    you are amazing and you can change what you eat and feel better about your body.
    your weight does not define you and it saddens me that you have such an unsupportive family, they should love you and be there for you not tear you down.
    you can do it....just turn to spark we will help you. forget what all the negative people say. focus on the positive ones.
    you can do whatever you think you can.

    1491 days ago
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    1491 days ago
    Good for you for not letting them get to you! And good for you for setting out to show them who is wrong!
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    1491 days ago
    I hate to say this, but they are downright mean! Shame on them! They should know better than to act like little kids! I feel so sorry for you sweetie. You'll just have to prove to them that you can do it, even when they can't! Show them what good health is all about. One day at a time, one meal at a time! emoticon emoticon
    1491 days ago
    Family can be rough and their words wound. You're starting on the right path and you CAN lose the weight. It's not easy to tell family "no thank you" when they offer you something you know you don't want to eat, but you CAN do it! And you don't have to offer any explanation, just "no thanks". One day at a time, one day at a time.
    1491 days ago
    How rude of your family! They should be your biggest supporters!
    Good for you on deciding to get healthy and lose weight despite their negativity. Never let them pull you down and stop you from achieving your goals! I'm glad that you can smile and laugh it off in front of them, but I would imagine that it hurts deep on the inside.
    Your SP family will be here to support and encourage you. Maybe some of those family members that you mentioned who have weight problems of their own will be inspired by you. You be the better person, showing them how to live a healthy life.
    Keep working out and keep making those good food choices that are best for your body. I know it is so hard; I struggle on a daily basis to make good decisions. But I know that I want to be healthier, and I want to lose weight. SP is great for motivation and support!
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    1491 days ago
    That same thing happens to me but it includes my brother,mother,father,aunt and uncle..etc I laugh it off until I can get out of the room...and then my guts plummet to my feet and I cry cry cry
    1491 days ago
  • BETHS60
    Family expectations are hard. Sometimes you feel like you are letting your family down if you change in any way.

    I think you may be smart to not let them in on your lifestyle change. Have a plan for what to do if someone offers you junk food. How to turn them down without calling attention to it?

    1491 days ago
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