Parental criticism

Friday, January 28, 2011


I was amped on my 3lb weight loss and first week of personal training. I called my mom but my dad answered so I started telling him about my trainer. He asks me how much I weigh, and I say 153 and he says, WHOA that's a lot.


I'm like, hey, I'm a size 8 and am 12 lbs lighter than I was 2 years ago.

So he says, You mother has never weighed over 140 and she is taller than you.

This is the best part. Then he says "I weigh less than you!'

So obviously I hung up the phone (and burst into tears).

I told Shawn-the trainer this morning, and he said "You should just punch him in the face".


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    As a father myself, sometimes we say things that sound different than what we meant to say. You should never hit your father!! (I put that in here in case my daughter reads this!)

    His remarks were way off the mark and I totally get why it upset you so. A lot of people see weight numbers as a black and white number without understanding what makes up the number. A lot of variables goes into it, so while your Mom may be taller and lighter she may have less muscle weight and bone density than you.

    You should talk to your Dad and let him know how much his words hurt, he probably does not realize that he hurt you! Dads don't get hints very well either, you pretty much got to lay it out there!

    Best of luck and continued success with the trainer. I am sure you will do well!
    3643 days ago
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