I'm in SO much trouble!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Not only do I have to "fight" my husband on food issues, I now am doing "battle" with my sister. She moved in with us almost 2 weeks ago. Candy galore along with other junk food. She strongly believes that, as long as you make some good choices, the rest is okay. Examples are to put a little ranch dressing on your eggs, shredded cheese on everything, hamburger mixed in with ground turkey, salads that are loaded with ham lunch meat and ranch (it's a salad so it's good for you right?)...among many other things. She asked me if I was all "black and white"...and went on to say you can't worry about the sodium content, etc because it's in everything.
Now a couple of sad points here. She had bariatric surgery 12 years ago. Went from almost 300 lbs to approximately 180 before she started gaining in back. She doesn't understand why she gains the weight since she can only eat small meals. However, it looks like she is eating all the time. And exercise? Forget it! However, the thing that really gets me is that we're the same size now. I've gained a lot of weight in the past couple of years because I was told to not exercise until my blood pressure was stabilized. I allowed myself guilty eating but most meals were good choices. I've been slowly putting exercis
e back into my life again for the past month (but not losing yet...or posting my minutes). My fight right now is why should I get back to what I consider my normal self with exercise and watching my food intake if I'm going to weigh the same as someone who doesn't do it? I brought this to my doorstep. Is it one I'm going to lose? Oh yes, she's a heavy smoker and I've taken the habit back up. Husband isn't too happy about that! I need more arsenal than I currently have and definitely more will power!