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December 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

So today I have been on my diet a whole week and I feel great about it. It has not been as hard as I thought…but last night talking with my family made me crazy. I just feel sometimes they don’t get how hard it is I know they say they do but yet they say that to me as they are sitting there eating spaghetti and meatballs in front of me. I know they support me but sometimes I feel like well what have you had to give up? I know we all have our crosses to bare but sometimes with this it seems mine is bigger then anyone else’s…I don’t know I just feel that sometimes the only one who really gets how I feel is my Dad and boyfriend. Like my mom said she will see how long I am on diet because I have gone through this before wanting to get back on diet but never seem to stick with it. I know she supports me but my Dad and boyfriend just are more positive about it. Which I agree with my mom I have done this before but she could at least give me some support and keep those thoughts to herself. I love her to death and I know she wants me to be healthy and happy I just wish she would be more positive about me doing this. Then my sister was like well its not the worst thing you could have…she is right but I don’t want to hear that from someone who has no idea about the sacrifices I have to make…I know she wants to understand but until you live with it you don’t understand. I want to talk to them about it but if I get mad my mom says oh your levels must be high since I get mad…no how about you are just pissing me off! So I am going to wait to talk to them but talking on this site makes me feel better and I know you guys will understand! Thanks Steph65

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  1. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

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    Chicago, Illinois

    The diet is hard. And I think you’re right–that the hardest thing about it is that no one else understands how difficult it is to constantly have to be disciplined when everyone around you gets to eat what they want.I know for me it’s also really hard because no one understands how much not being on my diet affects me. Just be proud of yourself for being on it a whole week. I actually learned at a conference recently that being on diet over time can gradually reduce side effects from being off diet, even more than just the initial difference when you first lower your levels. I know that motivates me to keep going. That & knowing that I will be the best version of myself if I’m on diet. Remember to thank the people who are supporting you & just ignore the ones who aren’t. Figure out what motivates you. And keep coming back here for support. =).

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