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1/1/13 11:41 A

Thanks for the insight ladies. I think if anyone asks I will just say I just cut out processed food and started working out and leave it at that. I know my body better than they do so it will just be easier that way then to try to justify what I am doing.

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1/1/13 10:02 A

Here is an article that may provide some hints or insights:

25OPTIMIZE Posts: 18,109
1/1/13 9:59 A

At the beginning, I ran into this all the time. But as my friends and family learned that I was serious about it, they stopped pressuring me so much. I also think that at the beginning, I was more defensive about my own behavior change. Now that it's a part of me, I don't feel like I am "explaining". It's just who I am.

So your friends and family will learn, and you will "grow into it". Change doesn't happen overnight. Keep going. You are worth the effort!

TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 93,051
1/1/13 7:32 A

All the time. Just this past christmas, my sister in law tried to tell me that the healthiest thing for me to eat on the table was macaroni and cheese, she also informed my other sister in law that I wasn't going to have any gravy because it had fat. Told her that the mac and cheese was the most unhealthiest thing on the table and that as far as the gravy.... I don't put empty calories into my system, that I prefer things with a good nutritional content. My sister in law is addicted to processed food and things filled with sodium. Meanwhile she's got HBP and diabetes and is on coumadin and doesn't think her diet plays any role in her problems.

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12/31/12 11:09 P

Have any of you dealt with someone who when they see that you are loosing weight or if you say no thank you to them in regards to food, tells you oh well that's not healthy you show be doing it this way? It just drives me crazy. It is sad that it feels as though you have to justify what you are doing to be healthy. I know my body and that if I eat sugar it causes me to crave more of the same as well as when I eat the white stuff I do the same. So I have now decided that if anyone says anything when they notice a change in me I will just say nothing or as little as possible. Does anyone else have this issue with someone they know? If so what do you say?

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