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Family Visit

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Enjoying my visit with my mom. Have gotten in all my training runs and some strength training and cross training. I've cooked some really healthy foods, but been eating out a lot. Had some challenges, but doing okay. Spending a lot of time with people I love who are not committed to living healthy, and I just keep reminding myself I cannot do it for anyone else. And I have some relatives who are vegan (McDougall) who eat differently than I. Perhaps their way is better; not sure. But I do know that definitely, without a doubt, life is just so much better at goal weight.

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JOYINKY 5/16/2014 12:54PM

    You are enjoying one of my most challenging situations; family visits. Whether they are visiting me or I go North to visit it's obvious that I eat differently. I've learned to take some things with me to bridge the gap and can usually do fine eating out. I've been to cook outs where the sweet corn was the only thing I could eat and the most nutritious drink was beer! The sad part at this time of life is witnessing the health problems they are dealing with now and listening to endless tales of tests, surgeries, appointments etc. Yet, they still struggle with change. Too much sitting and too much using food for entertainment. About 4 days is my limit, sad. I don't want to lose these loved ones, certainly not prematurely; but it's happening. Be well and stay the course! Hugs.

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HARROWJET 5/16/2014 12:02PM

    We each have to figure out which plan is best for our own body and then we have to follow through as best we can. It can be challenging when others don't understand why we choose to eat the way we do but if we are feeling better, we know.

Enjoy your visit.


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AQUAGIRL08 5/16/2014 10:00AM

    Well said! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/15/2014 9:37AM

    Right on! Healthy is better and being at goal is the best!

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WATERMELLEN 5/15/2014 7:58AM

    Very tough having all those disparate eating styles going on at once -- and each of US needs to eat the way that works best for us.

The pressure to be hospitable and social encroaches into a pressure to offer foods and eat in ways that feel uncomfortable.

Visit will come to an end and although you're enjoying it, I'm betting it's gonna be a relief to get back to your own ways!!

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GABY1948 5/15/2014 6:04AM

    I do SO agree with you, Marsha, I constantly have to remind myself that I cannot do it for anyone else (son) no matter how much I want to try!

Have a great Thursday! emoticon

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_LINDA 5/15/2014 1:09AM

    That is so right you do for yourself. Staying healthy is your job. I am guessing most people have relatives that eat what ever they want. Its what we all grew up with.
Enjoy your time with family do the best you can with food, but don't stress over it..
You will get back any little thing you might gain -especially if you are able to fit in your exercise! That is awesome!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/14/2014 11:44PM

    ENJOY every moment you can with your family. Stick to your program even as they have the things they enjoy. (ONLY you can do it for YOU!!!)
Enjoy a wonderful week.
Continued blessings and hugs,

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MICKEYH 5/14/2014 11:42PM

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FROSTY99 5/14/2014 11:02PM

    Just enjoy the family-give them things they enjoy and stick to your eating plan and hopefully all will be happy.

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