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10/23/08 3:45 P

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i moved my mom in with my to help with my kids, and she does ...but she is not a healthy eater at allll!.. We go round and round about it, but as of late it seems like she is hearing me a little more. I tell her over and over about how bad it was when i was young, and she was there for it ... And that we dont want my girls to go through the same thing. I hope she really hears me, and i wish that she would do it for herself as well. It's never to late to lose the weight!!

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10/19/08 9:22 P

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I am struggling with some many of these things...my mother controls the kitchen. My dad likes steak and potatoes. We are all in need of weight loss. My mother just doesnt believe in it because she has been the same size for ten years and eats whatever. Its so hard to deal with. I try to do things on my own but i dont want to disappoint my parents

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10/19/08 3:26 A

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I live at college but on the weekends I am at home and its hard b/c my dad isn't a diet type person and my mom just wants to starve herself so I juggle that and eat in the middle of them...

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10/4/08 9:41 A

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I live with both of my parents, my dad's probably the one that eats healthier, my mum's been on so many diets over the years that she's fed up of them. She doesn't mind trying some new recipes as long as they don't have certain ingredients (like yoghurt) but unfortunately often that means I can't make the recipe because she won't eat it. I try to have some ready meals in the freezer in case what we're supposed to be eating is too bad for me but I always check the fat, saturated fat, sugar, carb and sodium levels before I buy the meal so I know if it's going to be within the level I want.

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6/30/08 12:05 A

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I live at home, but i buy a lot of my own grocery's. Also my mom and i split the cooking,so some days i'll cook and other she will cook. She and I both want to lose weight, but if she makes something i don't think would fit good in my diet, I just make my own meal but eat with them. When i cook for the family i can get my dad to eat it, but my brother will just complain if it has certain things in it that he doesn't like.

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6/26/08 11:21 P

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I live at home however I rent out the basement and share the kitchen so that I'm helping with the bills. Its hard because I live with both parents, mom wants to loose weight but always goes off the plan we work out, dad wants nothing to do with it and doesn't have the best health and I live with my little brother thats ten. Our house always has junk food but I try to stay healthy.. although its so hard and I often fail... I buy my own food it helps!

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6/23/08 1:40 P

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I'm living with my parents now permanently after four years of moving back and forth for school. I'm very lucky that my mom is pretty careful about what she buys at the grocery store and she'll ask me what I want and I also will tell her if there's anything specific I want her to buy. I'll also buy my own food if there's something I want and don't want anyone else to eat (Lean Cuisines, Lean Pockets, etc.).

My dad on the other hand is so difficult. He has taken on the dinner making responsibilities but he doesn't eat healthy. A lot of times it's easy enough for me to just ask him to make my chicken with nothing on it or to make a separate thing of whole wheat pasta. A lot of times I'll load up on the vegetable he made that night. One night he made this noodle and hamburger in a cream sauce and the recipe happened to have nutrition information on it, it had 1300 calories! If there's a night like that I just do my own thing. It's a bit of a hassle and sometimes my dad gets bent out of shape because no one's eating what he worked so hard on (I'm rolling my eyes right now) but it's worth it.

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6/9/08 1:49 P

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Tomorrow marks the 1-year anniversary of my first night in my new house by myself. Before that I lived with my parents for all but 13 months. The big difference for me is that the time I used to spend commuting to my parents' house (and then some!) is now spent at the gym. I used to hate driving all that way home and then having to deal with cooking dinner, so I lived out of the freezer and microwave. Lost my mom almost 2 years ago to Cancer and probably a year before that she stopped cooking because she wasn't well enough to spend so much time up on her feet.

Since moving into the house, I've tried to limit the number of my microwave meals and actually cook stuff on the stove. The toaster over has been my best friend, too! I was in the house for 7 months before I started my weight loss plans. I'd say it's been going pretty well so far!

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BETHY8888's Photo BETHY8888 Posts: 45
6/5/08 7:05 P

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Yeah, I live with my mom right now but I'm busting out in September. It's not too hard with her here. She eats when and what she wants and so do I. The only "problem" is that she's fatter than I am and when I hang out with her all the time I start to think "Hey, I look pretty good" only to be taken down later by the outside world.

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EABUTTERFLY Posts: 63
6/5/08 5:27 P

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I've lived with my folks since 2006 (when I finish my Master's) and I'm planning on moving out, that's one of my goals in addition to the weight loss. Just have to find a place to live...

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6/5/08 2:45 P

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My situation is unique. My mother lives with us. She has health problems and we take care of her. I do all of the shopping.

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5/8/08 1:36 P

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I moved out of my parents house in February and I lost 38 pounds before I joined Spark. I have 127 to go. I am doing better sence I moved out. I gain weight when i am stressed out and the only thing here to stress me is my puppy having an accident, hehe. emoticon

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5/7/08 1:01 A

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I live with my parents and it can be hard! When my mom is being "good" it works out, but we both go down in flames when she's being "bad".

I like to do the cooking, but my mom isn't an adventurous eater and hates the smell of fish and garlic. So much that I'm going to go out and buy an electric skillet to use outside because I love them.

I just kind of keep plugging along and make enough to share, but everyone is free to make their own food, too!

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5/6/08 12:29 A

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Hey there!

I am currently living with my mom, but I guess I am lucky in that I got her to join on here too. I understand the dad thing though, and my father has no concept of other metabolisms. He was constantly taking my sisters and I out to dinner and drive thrus that were basically killing me. My sister finally got him to buy lean cuisine recently though, so I guess it may help to either buy your own food or push for some alternatives. I know that when mom makes something that is out of my range I will go and make a sandwich or something small, even just open a can of fruit and try that out...

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4/28/08 11:29 P

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I live with my parents also and it is very hard sometimes. My mom is thin and my daughter, my dad and I are not. My dad is 50 and stuck in his ways, he will not change his diet. My mom buys all his favorite junk to make him happy but insists that my daughter and I are not to have them. How can you tell a 7 year old no she cannot have it if you eat it right in front of her. I will say that this last time I have tried to lose the weight she has been more supportive and even bought me that stuff Hydroxycut. She gets on me all the time when I eat just a little of something she doesnt feel I should have. I think would be easier not to live where that stuff is the house. I am due to move out within a month and hopefully my new roommate can help me in the cause. Good luck to you all. emoticon

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OUTDOORLADY79 Posts: 78
4/27/08 1:38 P

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I don't live at home (my mother and I are too similar to each other and it ends up causing fights if were are together for more than about 3 days at a time), but living with my husband puts me in a similar situation to many of you living at home.

My husband needs to lose weight more than I do but wants no part of eating right at the present time (he's 6'4" and about 380). He does most of the cooking so I can't fully control that, if I don't let him fix the things he enjoys then he'll just go buy out and buy something even worse for him that costs extra money we can't afford. My solution has been to buy myself a few extra things I enjoy that are healthy each week (like yougurt, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, natural peanut butter, etc)and to request that he fix an extra vegetable at dinner so I can eat more of the veggies and less of whatever he has but still walk away feeling satisfied/full.

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4/26/08 6:27 P

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I live at home with my mother. I'm luck because she tries to help me lose weight. when there is food in the house that is fating i just leave it alone and when i eating at a picnic i eat little amounts of food.

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4/25/08 5:01 A

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I live at home too, and I now how hard it can be to lose weight when everyone is eating something different. In fact, I was doing really well for a while there. Lost 4 pounds in 2 days. I was excited that I could actually do it. And then what happens. My dad sticks a chocolate muffin in my face and tells me to eat it. xD

I Live with my mom and dad, and my sister also lives here with her boyfriend and my 1 year old nephew. It's hectic, and theres is rarely a healthy meal cooked. =( I'm not sure as to advice, because I'm having the same trouble. lol. Just try your best to stick to your diet. If they are eating something that doesn't fit your diet, make your own food?

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4/7/08 1:06 A

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I do not live with my parents. I live next door to my parents... lol.

But I am distressingly low income and the only foods I can afford tend to be the cheap, prepackaged stuff that is horrible for you. *sigh* Also I'm a lousy cook. :)

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4/6/08 11:59 A

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I live at home with my mom and my brother. I buy my own groceries cause my mother buts mostly junk and I want to eat healthy. Think Im gonna start cooking so hopefully other people in my house start eating healthy as well.






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3/21/08 3:47 P

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yes

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3/18/08 1:26 A

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I live with my parents, too. My mom and I, for the most part, agree on food. She is trying to lose weight also, so we grocery shop together and pick out our food. The only thing I LOVE and she is not so fond of is fish. But my dad and little brother don't diet...they are eating Totino's and ice cream and drinking soda...what is it with the men? If they do decide to diet some, they will do Atkins...and lose 20 pounds in like two weeks - ridiculous, I tell you! emoticon

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3/6/08 2:54 P

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I do live with my parents and it's very hard to stay on track with them doing the majority of the grocery shopping. I'm lucky though because my Mom is also on the SparkDiet. But she and I have very different tastes in food. So I just buy my own food. My Dad is dead set against NOT dieting and pretty much eats whatever he wants.

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3/4/08 10:39 P

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No I dont follow the SP meal plans, at the beginning I used it as a guidline but I basically have 5-6 small meals a day, try and get about 4-5 searvings of veggies in throughout the day and my 8 glasses of water. I try and stop eating about 2 hrs before bed time. I dont usually have snack foods for dinner, like tonight I made a chicken burger w/leftover chicken breast from last night, tomato, lettuce, miracle whip (fat free) and a whole wheat bun, then I made some mccain fries (16 for a serving) in total the whole meal was about 400 calories which is right in the range of what I should be eating. If you are curious you can check out my food tracker.

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Another good suggestion! Thanks.

I actually do a decent amount of the cooking in my house, but it's often cooking what my parents decide on, with my own touches.

We eat healthy foods that are prepared with minimal fat and salt and whatnot, but I think my father and brother would fall out of their chairs if I had yogurt with strawberries, baby carrots, or grapes on the dinner table as my current Spark meal plan is suggesting.

I've been doing okay using my own meal plan, which is more about portion control than anything else since we eat healthy stuff anyway. I guess I just don't see my family sitting down to a 'Spark Meal' and being happy and satisfied. And yet, I would never not eat with them or eat my own meal.

I guess I'm just being closed-minded and negative about this. Sorry.

Out of curiosity (and regardless of whether you live with your parents), are you following the meal plan SparkPeople is suggesting?

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3/3/08 9:55 P

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And further to that suggestion, you could also suggest that you could make some of the meals during the week and your parents could try what you make.

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3/3/08 8:40 P

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Thanks!

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3/3/08 5:15 P

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what I did when I lived at home and was working on nutrition for me was that I took it into my own hands. IF their were somethings I needed that were not provided I piced them up myself. I still had meals with my family. They were just different.
At first my parents thought that what they were eatting just wasnt good enough for me. But when you sit down and talk to them about it. They will understand that you are trying to make a life chance. They will embrace it and I can almost garentee they will help you as best they can.
I dont know if that helped but thats just my experience with it

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3/3/08 3:36 P

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How do you keep on track when you don't do all of the shopping, cooking, planning, etc?

I'm having some trouble because my mom is on Weight Watchers and that isn't perfectly compatible with my plans, but I live in her house, so it's her way or the highway. My dad cooks whatever he wants, despite my mother's and my efforts to lose weight. Does anyone else have these issues? Any suggestions (besides move out!)?

"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."


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