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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

This last week I attended a class called Change Anything. During the class, you learn there are six influences that will hinder your ability to make changes in your life. This can also including weight loss. I feel motivated, for the most part, when it comes to weight loss and am very proud of what I have accomplished so far. That being said, I realized today just how much of an Accomplice my mother and my grandmother are. We were at Breakfast (well Dinner for most people not on a night schedule) at Texas Roadhouse today. I ordered Cheese Fries to split between me and my hubby. It's one of the bad things I do every week but I don't think of it as a bad thing either. Wll they ordered a cactus blossom, which is a whopping 1700 calories, and then kept pressuring me to have some of it. Even after I ate my cheese fries and my steak but had to put my salad to go because it was too much food. They kept telling me to take it home and take half of it. Half of a blossom is 1/2 of my meal plan for the entire day.

Then on top of all that, my mom asked me how much weight I had lost, and I said, about 23 pounds since February. My grandmother then said, "that's it?" Like I should have lost more. It was just an overall frustrating day. And they wonder why I don't want to talk to them anymore.
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    So follow up with my family. I actually had a talk with my family about all the stuff that has been bothering me lately. The negative comments, the un-supportive behavior. and my mom's response? Whatever. And then no further comments or apologies. emoticon
    1822 days ago
    I can understand your pains... My aunt swears up and down that I'm starving to death, and my mom can't help but pick on me as to why I haven't lost any more weight. Families mean well, but sometimes, they can be a pain... just breathe and try to be patient with them. Believe me, I know it's frustrating. Just stick to your guns, girl. You'll get there!
    1839 days ago
    I'm sure they meant well...families can tend to do that. They don't always fully understand. Sorry they don't understand more. 23 pounds since february is awesome, whether family says so or not. That's more than 4 pounds a month if you think about it.

    emoticon emoticon Don't let family get you down, when you are on a roll to be a healthier you.
    1841 days ago
    Family can be the absolute WORST when you need support and motivation. I know. I also know it's easier said than done, but stick to your guns and tell them to stop; tell them you don't want the food, thanks anyway. If it won't start a fight, I'd even say let them know that what they're doing by pressuring you is making you feel uncomfortable and unsupported. You may have to have that conversation every time you go out with them, but I promise, you'll never regret setting boundaries. I wish you the best!!!

    1841 days ago
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    Kudos to you for taking care of yourself! It's so easy to give into that pressure, especially when the pressure comes from family.
    1841 days ago
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