Hello! I'm Carrie. I'm 35, elated in my marriage, with two super awesome kids. I am currently about 120 pounds overweight. A mix of things got me here. I have a bad back (prior to weight), a fake hip and a fake shoulder, all from an auto accident. This has made it hard to get a lot of exercise and has led to a lot of emotional eating. Also, we went through a long and difficult adoption process that also involved a LOT of emotional eating. Now my life is in much better order, I found a nutrition doctor that I feel is brilliant, and I'm optimistic about my ability to lose weight for the first time in close to a decade.
One big step I'm going to take this weekend is going to be standing up for myself. My MIL is fairly brutal about my weight, and lets me know often that she blames me and my lack of discipline for my husband and son progressively gaining more weight, also. I know that I do play a rold (especially in my son, although his extra weight is minimal). But, I have decided that instead of letting her say her piece, then quietly going and eating a ton, I'm going to go over to her house this weekend and lay it all out there. I'm going to tell her that, while I'm happy to talk to her about many things, she is no longe allowed to discuss my weight. If she is going to criticise me, blame me, or insult me, we will leave her house immediately or I will hang up on her, depending on the situation.
I just had to tell someone becuase this is a huge step. I'm starting to address the emotional triggers that are the biggest setbacks. I'm eager to meet you ladies, and I can't wait to be in a supportive network with you!