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During the summer 0f 2008, I woke up one morning with a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. Since then, I've made many changes and lost nearly 50 pounds. Many of my friends and family members have come to me, asking about what I'm doing & how I'm doing it. While I certainly would never claim to be an expert, I'm happy to share what I've learned along the way.

So after careful thought... "The Accidental Fat Chick" has hatched... with the hope of helping at least one person and to be the accountability I need to finish what I started. :)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Dreading Scale Day

My weekly scale visit is mere hours away & I'm dreading it big time. I only got in two workouts the entire week, granted today's was killer - but still. Then there's the facts of what I ate while we were gone. I tried to do the best I could with what was offered - but really it was miserable. To make matters worse, silly me forgot my "anti-baby pills" when we went out of town... so now guess who has come to visit. Yep, none other than the one I call George. Ugh, Ugh, Ugh... on top of everything else I feel more bloated than I have in months.

Speaking of the trip to see the family...

We hadn't been to visit since October & what I found there was shocking... and made me very sad. Two of The Husband's cousins have gained a significant amount of weight over the winter. This is really scary because there are ton of health problems in their family. The male one seems oblivious to it, but with the female cousin you can tell she is really bothered by it. She is someone who has come to me "guidance" several times in the past. She is also one of those people with a thousand excuses of why she can't do it... still waiting for her "some thing's gotta give" moment. I pray it comes soon... because not only is she on this dangerous path, but she is putting her son on the same path. He is nine years old & well beyond chubby. It just makes me so sad to see the pattern repeating itself...

Do you have family members like this? How do you respond when someone asks for help, but you can tell they aren't ready?


cmoursler said...

I just talk about how great I feel now vs. how crappy I used to feel.
It may sound mean, but anything that lights a fire under their rear end is good by me.
My mom started losing weight when I 'passed' her.
sometimes it's that shallow.
I hope they have their aha moment soon.
oh, and not very big with the tattoo...I am thinking of having it done in hebrew.

Ally said...

That's rough. I have a weird situation where my nephew is turning 3 next month and weighs 40 lbs :( He is addicted to sugar. I wish my brother and sister in law would help him now - he's a baby!

Hope your weigh in went OK. It's rough on Mondays :(

Miz said...

ahhh the family thing.


I tend to get excited every time someone shows even a tinytiny interest and then grow disappointed when they, again, choose not to listen.

hope yesterday was a good day and KNOW that regardless today will be.

its a new one.

xo xo

PhluffyPrincess said...

OMG I have a couple of family members who would be right in the middle or leading the pack of The Biggest Loser cast. And they have a TON of health issues to go with it, including a 35 year old cousin who has coronary artery blockage. I just try to live by example & encourage them when we speak by letting them know they aren't alone in trying to lose weight. One cousin has a son who has breathing problems due to his weight and he is only 4. It really saddens me, but by me living so far away, at times I feel helpless.

Juli's Journey said...

I have a family member who complains constantly with every excuse you can imagine. I stopped giving advice because it is ignored. I am now leading by example. Maybe if she can see the results on someone else, it might motivate her to do it for herself, or she at least might start listening.

Good luck!!!

bbubblyb said...

Julie this is always a hard topic in my family. My sister had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and I tried to talk her out of it but she thought it would be the fix all. Now she's gained back a good portion of the 120 lbs she had lost. The sad truth is I usually avoid the subject now. Her girlfriend was at her house over Christmas though and wanted to know any secrets I had. I told her it was eating right, exercise and therapy that had worked for me. My sister then said she didn't need therapy, couldn't exercise for health reason and did eat well (though of course I knew that wasn't true by what foods were in the house). I think until a person is ready there is no talking to them. If someone asks for help though I will talk about my own journey even if I know they aren't ready yet. I feel that maybe they will still remember something I've said down the road when they are ready. All you can do is offer the help if someone asks for it and don't if they don't. As for children and obesity it really upsets me. I struggle with it with my daughter (she's 8) and all I can do with her is lead by example and try not to have junk in the house. I try hard not to critize her choices either. I'm sure I'm giving her food issues I just pray they aren't to bad of ones.