Wednesday, June 01, 2011

What do you do when a family member or friend tries to sabotage your goals? emoticon
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    Thanks for the answers and support guys! emoticon

    Cheetara79- I know... but I'm here to get fit & not to lose weight. For me, my goals here are more about getting back in shape after having 5 major surgeries. That's why this whole issue hit me so hard , because my biggest goal right now is getting fit again. It's tough when someone you love, who's seen what you've gone through, tries to stand in the way of that. emoticon It's okay, I'm figuring out that I can do it on my own if I have to. I also know that I ALMOST always have a willing workout buddy - my 7 year old daughter! emoticon
    3468 days ago
    They can't sabotage you unless you let them. They cannot force you to eat, right? And weight loss is 80% about what you eat and 20% about exercise.
    3468 days ago
  • FAB_IN_11
    When it happens to remember most likely they are jealous of how well you are doing to be fit and healthy! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon
    3469 days ago
    Change often bothers people; when we make changes, it tilts the status quo and friends and family members unwittingly (or knowingly...) try to get things back to how they were before we started making improvements. Be patient. Be firm. Persist. Do what you know is right for YOU.

    This isn't an unusual problem. SP has many articles that address the problem. Here's one:
    "Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs!
    Are Your Friends and Family Making You Fat?"
    -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer


    (I can't use html in the comment, but you can copy and paste that into your address bar or put it into the SP search to get to the article. Hope it helps.)
    3470 days ago
  • BLACK741
    redouble your efforts to take care of yourself. If someone is sabotaging, there is a reason and it has nothing to do with benefiting you, it is an issue they are having, they are still fat, think you will no longer love them etc,etc. So GLAD you are able to see what they are doing that is a GREAT step in getting past it and taking care of YOU!!!
    3470 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2011 8:30:08 PM
    That is awful. Remind yourself that you deserve it. And remind them of your goal and if they aren't going to support you with that, then remove them for your life.
    3470 days ago
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