Remember where this is coming from: No one would say anything if they didn't care for you.
Is it helpful? No. Does it hurt? Yes. But you have to understand that they probably genuinely feel that they are helping you. What you can't do is let it keep bothering you. Nor can you let it affect your progress. And perhaps it would be worth your while to pull them aside later and in a mature, non-accusatory fashion, explain that you're glad they care, but you need their support as you change your life for the better. And not to ever suggest it again unless they want to foot the bill. :)
And then? PROVE it to them. THe proof is in the pudding, after all, and when you start changing your life it will show. It IS showing, I guarantee it. You'll get there.
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog. fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/
| current weight: 179.8