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debbie wrote:I say bring your food, don't say anything. Holiday dinners are not a time to discuss dieting. If someone asks, just say I'll tell you all about it sometime!!
peasouper wrote:I am lucky, my sisters just accept me the way I am. If I go to my youngest sisters, I take my own food and she provides the rice (albeit white) and if I go to my next to youngest sisters I do all the cooking! (she works and likes the rest). My next to youngest sister is seriously thinking about coming off milk. She tried my rice milk and liked it. I am trying to get them interested in health and and this WOE.
I don't think it will happen with my youngest sister, her son is type 1 diabetic and when I was there last week they and he were eating white rice, white garic bread and beef chilli (no veg), whilst I had morocan vegetable stew. I just felt like shouting 'stop! Have my food instead' She loves her son very much, and yet she makes him (to my eyes) crap.
debbie wrote:I think for you personally it is different. I mean you have alot of family that is vegetarian or vegan. You also have been vegan for over 20 years, me only about 5 and I used to be one of them not too long ago. I on the other hand have a whole slew of family who would rather drop dead than eat a flipping vegetable!!!! Seriously. So it isnt just about veg/vegan and cheating for me with a lack of respect, I think they would do this to anyone and they probably do if they are exposed to others who eat veg.
So then my next question/observation to you is, your family never saw you cheat, thats what you wrote. Did they not see you go from being a fat vegan to a slim McDougaller back to a fat vegan and now a slim McDougaller? If yes then they saw you cheat. Unless you did it in secret. ^shrug^ Just saying.
debbie wrote:Well then maybe its just my screwed up family then. Cause when Im super strict in front of them and say NO to anything off plan for me and the kids then I get the "oh shes putting on a show for her diet or she's being a martr for her diet". Or the opposite, if I am slack and have the its a special occasion its okay today attitude then they mean that to be its okay always and turn around and sneak things on other days. Like the yogurt post I made in the family forum.
And either way I am, super strict or lax, Im miserable. Which literally leads me to the attitude of just screw it all. Im damned if I do and damned if I dont.
Oh and then I am also still the laughing stock of the family either way.