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Family Sabotaging My Health Attempts

Sunday, May 26, 2013

As some of you probably know I am home for the summer for what will more than likely be my last summer at home. The other day I went grocery shopping with my mom and tried to get healthy foods for me to eat, but of course she had to buy junk food in order to make everyone else in my family happy. Needless to say my mother is definitely one of my best friends, but at times it can be so difficult because she has wanted to lose weight as well, but she doesnít seem to be putting forth the effort. Iíve also noticed that she tries to feed me junk food. My thought is that she thinks she canít do it and she doesnít want anyone else to lose weight either. These past few days I have been working really hard to eat healthier, but at the end of the day she would always direct the junk at me to sabotage my day and my goal of losing 20lbs this summer. Does anyone have any tips on how to do with family sabotaging your healthy lifestyle? I could use all of the tips I can get.

Dealing with that has definitely been my biggest problem so far that and feeling hungry when Iím counting calories. I really need to find a way to add more protein to my breakfast. I think that would help me out a lot. Being a vegetarian I struggle with protein a lot. Honestly, I know what to do I just need to learn to defeat the sabotage that my family bestows to me. I am going to do this! I hope everyone is doing well with their goals!

xoxo,
Emma
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STODD251 5/28/2013 9:35AM

    I'm sorry that your family seems to be sabotaging your efforts, but just remember that you don't have to eat the junk just because it is there.

I also did a quick search on sparkpeople regarding protein sources for vegetarians. Here is an article with some great options for meatless protein sources.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
resource/nutrition_articles.asp
?id=158

I hope things get better soon.

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NANCYPAT1 5/28/2013 12:34AM

    Family members are often a challenge especially if they might want/not want/need to lose weight themselves. You can do this and if you keep a positive attitude and smile a lot so they see you are happy and healthier maybe over the summer the problem will diminish a bit. You can't do it for THEM and they can't do it TO YOU either.

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EBURGITE 5/26/2013 9:51AM

    there are some great articles on SP about dealing with food pushers, and finding ways to respond to that. you could do a SP search, and see what you come up with.
you're in a challenging situation. it's likely to be a battle as long as you're there....having a "pat answer" always ready will help. for example : "i'm working hard to put nutritious thing in my body for my health. potato chips (or other icky food) aren't a part of my eating plan." your family members may get tired of hearing it, but if you keep saying the same thing, eventually they SHOULD stop asking the question. stick to your guns respectfully, and who knows....maybe they'll join you in your healthy journey.
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DIANEWITHASMILE 5/26/2013 9:37AM

    I have a friend who is a saboteur...I always just say no thank you I'm not hungry...of course if you are hungry, then it's difficult to resist temptation...when junk is put in front of you ask yourself how it will help your goals, if it helps then go for it and if it doesn't find yourself something that does. Get a bar fridge and fill with healthy snacks and foods for you...cook for your mum using SP recipes...ultimately you control one thing - YOU - you make the decision on what you eat, how active you are...take that control, accept your decisions, and take each day as it comes.

Vegetarian? Maybe increase bean and lentils with veggies...if you eat eggs, I find them very filling, low cal, great for you...my doctor has recommended vegetarianism to me but I haven't taken the plunge.

Good luck, workout hard, remember your goal and make decisions you are happy with but don't fret!

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