The parent trap!

Last weekend I took a trip with my nephew, hubby and Dad to see Mrs Brown's boys. It was about 5 minutes into the trip when I started falling into old habits without realising it. We got in the car and Dad had bought "long trip lollies" to mung on. We got halfway and stopped for a servo treat to celebrate. When we got to our destination we needed "supper" because we had missed dinner. There were all these little habits that I fell straight back into when I was with my Dad. I realised then how deeply ingrained these things were in my life as a child and how poor eating habits were the "norm" for my family. My family all have food addiction and my sister has passed that addiction to her children. I think my job, is to make sure that it doesn't go to our next generation. I don't want them to live the life I have, with constant fear and anxiety about what goes into my mouth next. I want them to see that their body is something that needs "nourishing" not "feeding". I want to teach them the lessons that it has taken me over thirty years to learn. And i want them to be fit and healthy.  And I want to be fit and healthy as an example to them. And maybe it is too late for Dad to change his ways, but I definitely don't have to fall into step with him when we are together!

FFF xoxo


Comments

  1. My dog gives me that look every-time I eat in the kitchen.

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  2. I get that...if I look back, pretty much ALL my food issues are rooted in what I learned as a child. And yet, my mum's the size of a sparrow. Go figure!

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  3. I know what you mean, when I visited my parents late last year, before I knew it I was having larger meals than I would normally, snacking on biscuits for supper - which I NEVER do at home. I am going down again in a couple of weeks so will have to be more mindful. It is so easy to get into those old family habits again.

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  4. It is so easy! So very easy! And being around family makes it all the more easier! Nice job noticing it though. I frequently won't even notice it's happening!

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  5. It's hard because it's family.

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