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Sunday, November 22, 2015

My family agrees that I should lose weight, and will insist that they support me. They also refuse to eat healthy food, so I end up having to prepare fatty processed foods for them (and after spending hours frying their dinner, I admit that I'm not interested in cooking a separate meal for myself). If I had any backbone at all, I would prepare a delicious healthy meal and direct them to the nearest convenience store if they want junk. DS points out that by skipping meals his pants have gotten looser, and my efforts at eating a balanced diet in my calorie range have obviously not paid off. DH says just show some willpower. Not much support on the home front. Thank goodness for SparkPeople!
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    Oh, what a frustrating situation. I definitely agree with you - cook healthy foods and let them find their own food if they turn up their nose at it. Just think - you'll be showing that you're not only taking care of yourself, you're taking care of your family, too, by not enabling their bad habits.
    1551 days ago
    As an afterthought (and before anyone calls the county), "family" is me, DH56 and DS17. The roast chicken dinner is a great idea, because the guys will only eat dark meat and skin. I'll get the white meat and the yummy sides!
    1551 days ago
    Won't your family at least eat a roasted chicken with veggies and sweet potatoes? I mean, there are so many good choices that are delicious and not processed horrible food. I would look for healthy recipes and try them instead of feeding your family un-nutricious food. And if they are hungry in the evening because they did not try new food, well, too bad. You are suppose to be the role model. Be an example of good health. Best of luck to you!
    1552 days ago
    Take care of yourself. It's called loving yourself. If you're not well..who can you take care of?
    1552 days ago
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