Wasn’t sure where to put this, but I felt like venting. Is anyone’s main source of motivation obese family members?
Both my parents are obese, my two siblings are overweight, my only remaining grandpa died last week from a heart attack, one of my grandmothers has been obese for as long as I can remember, and diabetes runs in my family (my younger brother got type 1 at age 7 and both my grandparents and one grandmother have/had type 2).
Over the last few years, I’ve tried to get various family members to alter their habits (little steps at a time) and after a week they just seem to revert back to their old ways. ex.
My dad will eat fish, rice, and broccoli for dinner and then 2 hours later have popcorn and ice cream! I decided a long time ago that I would devote myself to staying healthy no matter what time constraints come my way from work/girlfriend/buddies/etc…
but it bothers me to no end that so many of my family members risk their health when they are so disciplined and hard-working with everything else in their life.
On top of that, I get teased by my family members for being “borderline compulsive” about working out, exercising, and eating right. I’ve told them how I feel but nothing seems to work. i’ve rambled on enough… anyone else dealing with similar issues?