My grandparents and aunt are visiting my mother (they are from FL), so I went down there to visit and play with my nephew (nephew and sister live with my parents)....we were all having a good time, but then the food-pushing began....
For some background info, my mom had WLS a few years ago, b/c she was almost 500 lbs and in terrible health. It probably saved her life, although she spent the next year in and out of the hospital with various issues and complications. She lost 200+ lbs, but is still overweight b/c she refuses to eat right. She thinks she can eat whatever doesn't make her sick, b/c she can only eat small amounts. Argh.
Anycrap, more background, my grands and my aunt are also severely overweight (350-400 lbs) and diabetic, and we just generally like to eat a lot as a family, LOL. But I knew that visiting would be trouble...., so, now for my NSVs...
I packed a small, soft-sided cooler with healthy, "Beach Watchers" foods for myself for the day (was babysitting my nephew while they went out for sightseeing)....I brought fruit, boiled egg whites, low-fat cheese cubes, etc. My mother, when I arrived, was serving my grands/aunt a big delicious coffee cake, and Banana Bread....she offered me these delicious things as well, but I politely refused even the coffee, as she only had full-fat H&H on hand. My grandparents said "good for you", but then told me not to starve myself, LOL.
They then left, and my nephew and I enjoyed our day. He was also digging into my healthy snacks (the kid LOVES hard-boiled eggs!), LOL. It was nice. I even took him to lunch at Chipotle, but I got salad instead of a killer death burrito.
I was SO proud of myself! When my family returned, my mom again tried to tempt me with her amazing potato salad, chips and dips, and other stuff. I again politely refused.
Can't give in to Family Food-Pushers!