I hate the attitide that if someone is already “healthy” it’s bad or wrong for them to want to better themselves, even if it is to be even healthier. People would look at me like I’m crazy if I told them.
Some things that people might say or do to throw you off course:
"Fear" for your health. "What’s the matter — you are wasting away. Are you sure you aren’t losing too much too fast?" Or: "Are you sure that diet won’t raise your cholesterol?"
Acting insulted. “You don’t like my pot roast all of a sudden? You’re too good for my cheesecake?”
Mixing up food with love. “You don’t come to dinner — you don’t love me anymore.”
Leaving food around. “Here, one doughnut left, want it?”
Making up special holiday rules. “It’s your birthday — one piece of cake won’t hurt!”
Imparting discouraging news. “I am so proud of you for trying this, even though you know that 95% of people fail to keep the weight off.” Or: “It’s not my business, but don’t runners get a lot of injuries?”
Volunteering amateur psychoanalysis. “You know, you don’t seem to be as funny since you lost weight.”
It’s OK to spit it out, so to speak. Say, “Mom, I know I am overweight. It doesn’t make me a bad person. But I need your help. When I come over, you need to cook more veggies or lean meat.”
To co-workers, you can say, “I am still the same person I always was, but I am carrying excess body weight and want to get rid of it. I won’t succeed if you don’t help.”
If someone persists in offering food, say, “It looks great. Maybe later.” Make sure later never comes. They won’t notice.
went to the gym and burned 540 calories came home and binged on some chocolate chip cookies, a glass of milk & 2 pizza slices. :( the one day I do great, my mother decides to bring home my weakness. WTF. you don’t understand how mad I am at myself D; like…