Missychick21's Journal, 08 February 2014

Anyone else live with people who complain about your food choices? Apparently my brother has a big problem with my choice of having ground turkey and turkey burgers instead of beef. He helps with food while he is looking for a job and with the weather being so absolutely terrible it's difficult to do any food shopping. I just want to eat healthier and though I'm sure my husband isn't a huge fan he hasn't really complained about me switching meats. I just needed to vent a bit...I know I can't force healthy habits on others but I don't like hearing all the complaints :(

Diet Calendar Entry for 08 February 2014:
1205 kcal Fat: 59.30g | Prot: 91.01g | Carb: 80.24g.   Lunch: Mezzetta Golden Greek Deli Sliced Peperoncini, Hormel Original Pepperoni Slices, Oroweat Sandwich Thins - 100% Whole Wheat, Safeway Mayo with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, French's Classic Yellow Mustard, Jennie-O Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Provolone Cheese. Dinner: Sara Lee Healthy Multi-Grain Thin Sandwich Rolls, Kraft Velveeta Cheese, Jennie-O All Natural Turkey Burger Lean White Turkey, Ketchup, Heinz Yellow Mustard. Snacks/Other: Spring Valley Vitamin C Gummie, Vitafusion Prenatal DHA & Folic Acid Gummy Vitamins, Spring Valley Omega 3 Fish Oil, Tap Water, Lipton Black Tea Bags, Truvia Sweetener, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh & Easy Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds. more...

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i made the switch- and no one even noticed. Some times people complain just to complain... your doing everyone a favor by choosing to live healthy. dont let them get you down! 
08 Feb 14 by member: sarahduke
I'm trying not to 
08 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
Then your Bother can just find somewhere else to live, can't he?  
09 Feb 14 by member: BuffyBear
Don't let him get the best of you, you're doing something great for yourself, and some people will never get that. Like i always say "to hell with your negativity" :-D 
09 Feb 14 by member: Ice-Monstah711
:) Thank you guys for letting me vent. It's hard for me to do things that offend or hurt other's especially family (it's a major downfall to being me) which is why he is living with me right now while he looks for work and hopefully gets his own place. I just wish he cared enough about my health to just accept my choices and praise me for them instead of being so hateful... 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
Then tell them, while your working on a healthier you, there either going to join you, or fend for themselves. Other words. You cook for yourself. And they are big boys. I'm sure they can make a peanut butter sandwich :) (I'm guessing after a little time, they will be more on your side) Be strong and keep up the good work 
09 Feb 14 by member: mjl1961
My husband will eat whatever I make or he will cook something healthy in general. My brother is the one who is complaining. But I can't really make him fend for himself if he buys the food...If I make him mad then he could easily switch all my turkey back to beef and not get my thinwiches for my sandwiches. Just to name off a couple things. I know the main thing is to get him out on his own where my food choices aren't a factor to him... 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
Maybe he needs a little push to get a job sooner. Siblings are hard to deal with I don't even like mine in my state, I couldn't imagine one in my house. But I would make sure they respected me, my home and the way I live. You paid for food before he came, you will have to pay for it when he leaves. Have him pay a "rent" instead then you won't have to feel so bad about your choices and he can fend for himself. I hope you work it out and everything feels better. Stay strong eat your turkey its so much better. 
09 Feb 14 by member: mekellyuwho
He only gets food benefits from the state so he can't pay rent :( He is looking for a job and is trying to get hired on where my husband works. I will continue to eat healthy it's just difficult to listen to the complaints. 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
I hope he finds a job soon so you can peacefully eat what you want again. Hang in there! Have you tried talking to him about why you're eating healthy? Maybe if he knows, he'll be more understanding :) 
09 Feb 14 by member: ChristyLA
He knows, he is pretty self-centered so he doesn't really care. He's one of those people who think that what they want is more important than everyone else...but he is family which is why I agreed to help him...it's kind of a no-win situation... 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
My ex dh complained all the time. If it wasn't heavy on meat, mashed potatoes, and only canned corn and green beans for vegetables we were not eating right. He also ate 1/2 gallon of ice cream every couple days, drank 21 2 liter bottles of sprite, and 2 or 3 large bottles of vodka or gin a week. he hid much of that from me for quite awhile.  
09 Feb 14 by member: wholefoodnut
I'm glad he is now your ex...Some of the same characteristics apply to my brother. Unfortunately I can't divorce him lol 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21
i have a hubby and son that eat all that and a lot of beer so i cook them what they want and fix me my mills but i have started using the new wave oven to cook there mills so i dont have to fry so better for them any way  
09 Feb 14 by member: foxfire101260
I think sometimes, people don't want us to change because it reminds them of their flaws, or things they need to work on. You are doing great for yourself! Keep it up!! 
09 Feb 14 by member: brwade
Thank you everyone :) I am just going to keep trying my best to succeed in my goals. He is just a speed bump that I will pass eventually. 
09 Feb 14 by member: Missychick21

     
 

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