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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    Default Here we go again

    My sister has had a tough 15 months since her husband passed away. Included is the 2.5 years that she had to watch and take care of him as he got sicker and weaker from cancer. As a result she has gained back significant weight and her motivation is very low. She knows she needs to give it another try. Soooo....its back to Weight Watchers. I will continue to support her. I have seen this too many times and here we go again. These companies are getting rich off of others peoples misery. Well maybe I am a bit harsh. I suppose some people do find a way to be successful with Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem or whatever. So I will give those companies at least a little credit. But I am skeptical. In my view alot people just eat for entertainment and for recreation. Yes, nutrition is part of that, but too much of peoples daily calories is for shits and giggles. Bad eating habits ingrained since early childhood is the problem. Biggest obstacle for fatties who chase after thinness is that they don't want to change their mindset and attitude about food. They want that magic pill to attain thinness so that THEY CAN CONTINUE TO EAT Burger King, and McDonalds junk food and not face what the root cause for why they are fat. I have recently gone back to the Warrior Diet. I was back to 195lbs for my bulking phase for the 5/3/1 program. Got alot stronger, but size 34inch trousers were too tight. But back to my sister. She wants my support but does not want to do anything that I do. She is not interested in WD or kettlebells. Its the treadmill with flat screen television for a workout. SHE HATES EXERCISE. Another pitfall.You have to find at least a little enjoyment in your chosen physical activity. Otherwise its back to being a fatso and the process loops back on itself over and over again. Here we go again..hehe!!...Dennis

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    best of luck to your sister, but it's so sad and frustrating to see this pattern play out with people in our own lives and families who we wish would let us help them more. We all truly have the power and ability to shape our minds and bodies, but it's hard for most people to realize it when nearly everything in the mainstream strongly suggests otherwise.

    Do you think she'd be open to reading Strong Medicine... that book REALLY has the true answers!!!
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    I have similar problems in my family. I try to force things on them, but the best way is to lead by example. If she sees the benefits you get from your lifestyle then she will follow suit. If she doesn't then you probably can't anymore.

    At least you can pick your friends lol. Family it totally different.

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    I have people in my family like that too. It's hard to sit back and watch, but what can you do without causing any friction.

    I gave up trying to change people a long time ago, everyone is walking their own path.

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    I am so sorry about your sister and I feel your frustration.
    I do a lot of work in the health care field and sadly to many people dont want to do much to lose weight. I am seeing people that are dying and diet would improve their life but off they go to eat junk food.
    I now have a heart time buying foods for people that I know are not healthy. For example I have a friend that has a bad heart and is obese. He loves pop and he wants the kind with sugar in it. Any pop is bad, but what do you do.
    Like you I have even had friends or family that come to me for help, however when I suggest to them what they should do they dont want to do it. Its not what they want to hear and its not fast enough.
    Its all very sad

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    same happened with my family, they don't want to change their lifestyle.

    best is to start with small changes in their diets, take it step by step. Add a couple of vegetables every now and then.

    Small changes build toward bigger changes.

    my 2 cents

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