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2/7/11 2:54 P

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hi miss.. first of all, welcome to the team..
.. so my personality is that in which i alienate things that appear to hurt me.. and in your case, i'd think to balance your life without your family, for the time being.. a family's perception of one of it's members is usually one of younger years.. if you've attempted to inform them of your growing up to no avail, then maybe you should create a little space (that may seem difficult, but it sounds like an option that you'll start looking at) - at some point, they'll be forced to see you as the adult that you're becoming.. sometimes, it might just take a while to see that the changes in your life are actually doing you wonders..

now i understand my attitude might be harsh, and quite difficult, so i'd agree to start with small steps to attempt to include them in your endeavors (like what roz had suggested)..

for 2013, getting back to race shape, and getting down to 265..


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2/4/11 7:28 A

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Hi MISSNUSS,
From your post I gather your parents don't eat healthy or exercise. They are not secure with your choices. Perhaps just asking them to go for a walk together or trying to set a family night with them will help. I can sort of relate to them as my husband works nights and I work days. We have a 14 yr old daughter who is involved in two after school activities. When my husband went on the low carb diet this time, I opted to include the family. I started cooking low carb for all of us and not buying snack foods we shouldn't eat. If Sam's is like CostCo, then I would look for your healthy foods in bulk. I got a big 3lb can of mixed nuts, some sugar free cocoa mix and NuTrition bars on my last trip there.

Balancing time together can be tough with busy schedules. Hopefully you can find ways to work it out!
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1/31/11 3:00 A

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Hey y'all, I got a question. I am trying to figure out how to balance family with work. Yes, I am 19 and living at home because I am in college right now, but I am gone a lot of weekends, call-outs, teaching, managing equipment caches, and am in charge of a couple of projects on top of taking a full course load at school. Thing is, my parents kinda don't know me anymore, and I think they fet frustrated. I eat healthy and exercise, so sometimes they also get annoyed with my eating habits. Plus, on top of that I have found an opinion, which they tell me I am controlling (because, say, I dont want to go to Sams, I want to go for a hike). They call me an embarrasment, and don't believe I can do certain things (like drive moms car, even though my team lets me drive an emergency vehicle). Yes, I am done complaining about how I am a misunderstood saint and my parents are mean. Thing is, I know in some way its my fault, and I want to fix it, but I don't know how. I have ended up spending time with people who I feel trust me, and don't yell at me. What do you guys do with the team/family problem?

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