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Monday, March 04, 2013

Today, one of my classes happened to get out a half hour early. This is my class right before my hour lunch break, then I have another class in the afternoon. So, today instead of going to the cafeteria for lunch like I usually do, I went to the gym instead. On the way I had part of my lunch (a banana and a nutragrain bar) and I worked out on the elliptical and the cable machine for about 40 minutes. Then I stopped by home to change really quick and went to my afternoon class! With my yoga class this morning, my walking, and my gym trip, I've burned nearly 800 calories!

I hope I can keep up this motivation. My family doesn't seem to be as supportive of my weight loss goal as I thought that would be. Most people get pushback when they eat crappy food, but I've been getting pushback when I don't. Last night I opted to have a salad and an apple rather than the delicious dinner that had been prepared. It led to some hurt feelings from the person who had made it, because they felt like they had put in all of that hard work and was rejected. I felt really guilty, but I also don't want to not lose weight. The way they felt was completely understandable, but I'm not sure how to fix this situation.
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  • ADZY86
    I get similar guilt-trips from my mum when she's around. Don't feel guilty. If you've told them about your plan but they still want to make something that you don't eat, that's up to them. Try telling them that it does look delicious and you hope they really enjoy it, but you're putting yourself first now and they should understand that.
    Good luck and well done for being strong.
    1813 days ago
  • GLC2009
    when my dh doesn't want to eat what i've cooked (and i'm a really good cook), i just smile and say, "great, all the more for me." your "cook" should think about that.
    but, i know it's you who is concerned here. and yeah, you've gotta ask, "what helps you best? you can tell me what you're making if you want to know if i'll eat, or you can just cook for everyone but me and i'll fend for myself."

    unless you're making a souffle or something, i don't find it a big deal if someone doesn't want to eat what i cook. i love to have leftovers personally. emoticon

    sounds like you had a great day. excellent!! emoticon
    1813 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 10:19:28 PM
    Don't feel guilty - it's a learning experience for everyone.

    My DH does most of the dinner cooking around here, so I let him know right off the bat that he was absolutely not obligated to ever cook for me. Over time he's gotten a tiny bit lower carb with his meals, but he still basically makes what he wants. I eat it if it's on plan, and if not I make something else. No hard feelings.
    1813 days ago
  • NANUK301
    Just sit the said person down tell them how much you appreciate the meal that was prepared. However, explain what your doing and how much this weight loss means 2 you. I just told my family that I'm not going 2 be eating the same foods they eat, so when you make something don't worry about me. My goal is 2 lose weight and I need 2 stick 2 the new way I'll be eating. They should understand!!! emoticon
    1813 days ago
    I've run into a similar problem. Idk how laid-back your relationship with said person is but for me, I just flat out said, "Look, just let me know what you plan on making before hand and I'll let you know if I'm going to have any or not."

    It's really the only thing I can think of. Sure, my mom (the "cook" in this case) wasn't thrilled but at least it's cut down on wasted food in meals since.

    Congrats on the impromptu work-out session! I would've found the nearest couch and taken a nap. emoticon
    1813 days ago
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