Today is the beginning of week 3! Wohoo.
I have been slacking in the working out department, but I’ve been doing pretty well when it comes to eating. I have gotten to the point where I have decided a piece of pizza sounds good (or two), but it didn’t unravel everything I have been doing. I am still deciding to eat healthy, but after a long day of walking around downtown on Saturday, I decided like I deserved some pizza. It wasn’t my best decision, but hey, you only live once. 😉
Thus far, my biggest struggle has been eating at other people’s homes. One reason eating at someone else’s home is difficult is because I do not want to be rude! (and self control plays into it a little too lol) But, if someone went out of their way to make dinner or order dinner for me, I don’t want to say “Oh, can I just have a salad?” Because then they will think I am rude or just being difficult.
That leads me into the second reason why its difficult eating at someone else’s home.
Reason two. A lot of my family just doesn’t understand (or care). They think that I am being a pain in the ass, or snooty because I do not want to eat junk.
Take my step mom for example. She thinks that everything is bad for you, so why not just eat what you want. Also, she says that eating healthy is too expensive. Yes, in the beginning it seems like it is too expensive, but when you learn to eat smaller portions (because most of us do not) you will not go through food as quickly. Also, you can grow a garden!! I can not wait to grow my own fruits and veggies one day!
Anyway, when friends or family feel negatively toward your lifestyle change, it just makes it so much harder to make it work. I still manage to make it work, but it would just be nice if everyone could be understanding. The sad thing is, I know I am not the only one who is in this situation. My best friend goes through the same exact thing with her family. But through it all, we still manage to stay strong and not let other opinions affect us.
I would have to say that the thing that has been keeping me going for 15 days is all of my supporters! Surrounding myself with others that eat healthy and exercise has made all the difference, because I know that I am not alone, and if I need someone to talk to or vent to, I know that they are they and they understand! 🙂
“Weight loss is not a physical challenge. It is a mental one” – Author Unknown