Well this is week #5 of being on Weight Watchers 360 and unfortunately I haven't lost any weight. I did lose some inches, but I'm finding it frustrated at how little of my regular food I can eat.
The problem I'm having is that my family is not on the diet with me and frankly they have no desire to totally change their eating habits. It's not just my immediate family either - my extended family as well.
All our family functions, including casual visits, center around eating. Eating dinner, going out to eat, snacking while watching tv, or just talking about the latest recipe they've found. They are a food loving family. It's mostly cakes, cookies, chips, crackers, etc. I'm not sure how well it would be received if I start sharing my favorite grilled chicken or vegetable recipes.
So my solution to this problem is to start bringing a dish I can eat. I don't bring my whole meal just a side dish or dessert that I am able to eat without completely blowing my diet. It also allows them to try the dish, if they wish, without feeling any pressure to change their way of eating.
Let's face it, I'm the one on the diet - not them. I've always hated when others pushed their views on me and I refuse to do the same. If they ask I will gladly share with them, but I'd rather show them by example.
While I'm motivated to lose weight I am still finding that this is an uphill battle especially with my family always tempting me (not on purpose - just trying to keep old routines I guess). I will continue to search online and on the WeightWatchers.com website for meals that my family and I enjoy.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear any suggestions on how to get your family to accept the fact that you want to eat healthier or how to gracefully turn down almost all the food they offer without totally alienating your family. HELP!
* This post is sponsored by Weight Watchers.com, but ALL opinions are completely mine and 100% honest. These are my actual experiences and feelings about following Weight Watchers 360° online program.
** People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.