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My dealings with a friend.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I am suppose to blog about people who sabotage my weight loss.

I can think of one person in my life that does it on a regular basis. She is a very good cook and lives next door to me. We are good friends. She often invites me over to dinner and the next day I see it on the scale! She cooks with way too much oil, fries many things and cooks her veggies until they are soft and mushy. But I love her food!! And she loves to bake and cook. That is her way of showing love.

The other person I can think of is my sister in Greybull, Wyoming. Paula has the best intentions. But she is at her highest weight ever...not very heavy in my book. A size 12 is not what I call obese. She is a wonderful cook. She cooks everything from scratch. It is wonderful to go to her home. Thankfully I am not able to go very often. Don't get me wrong. I love her very much!! And my bil is great, too. I would gain weight if I lived any closer. I just love her food too much!!

I don't cook a lot from scratch. I live alone and it is hard to make a regular size meal and then have to eat it for days or freeze it and never want to take it out of the freezer. I don't have any foods I have eliminated. I eat what I want in smaller portions. It works for me. I still have room for dark Chocolate and non-fat candy in my lifestyle. I just don't eat much of it and only if I have calories left to eat it. emoticon

I guess I have it pretty much under control. When I stick to my portion sizes I do better. I need to watch it at my neighbors/friends home. And when I visit my sister. emoticon Maybe next time I go to Paula's I can ask her to go for a short walk. She loves to walk and I might even be able to make it for 30 minutes by the time I go down there next time!! emoticon

Well, not sure I worked anything out in my blog. It does give me two people to think about and about what to do when I eat with them!! Give it up...no way!

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  • FRAN0426
    Good thing you watch portions, and never feel obligated to eat everything they cook. I can relate though as many people take offense when you don't eat big portions of their meal. I eat what I know is right for me as much as possible and sounds like your trying to do so too.
    2943 days ago
    My family celebrated and showed love through calories, I think a lot of people can relate to you. Our loved ones show us they care without realizing that it's tempting and frustrating and delightful :)
    One thing I've done is to cook for them or bring something to add to a meal. I don't know if my cooking qualifies as cooking as much as it falls into the preparation category.
    If nothing else it's great to vent, get it out there, find out that others have similar experiences and then go from there.
    2944 days ago
    Hi Angie,
    Most people who cook learned from their family. They just don't know any other way to cook. You might start educating them by passing on SP recipies or join together the Hungry Girl blogblast. Or, next gift opportunity get them a subscription to Cooking Light magazine. Then you'll have lots of conversation starters with them before your visits..."Hey, what if we try making x?" Opening their eyes to the possibility of a different kind of cooking that is healthy and tastey might just be the SPARK they in their lives. Passing it on is awsome!
    2944 days ago
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