I’m curious to see if anyone else has these issues – and if you do – how do you work with them?
I will be going to my Aunt’s house tonight for dinner. I love her, but she doesn’t cook with my best health interests in mind. She told me earlier today that she has skillet lasagna, spinach salad and cheese/sausage for dinner. She’s not going to make biscuits because she knows I’m watching my weight. She goes one to say – “Oh, but, we’ll have some cookies for dessert.”
She’s the kind of aunt that wants you to finish everything – and then have more. We contribute this to the fact that she grew up during the Depression. If it was fresh fruit, lots of veggies, etc, it wouldn’t be a problem. However, most of the food she cooks is covered in grease or deep fried. I once told her that we wanted fajitas for dinner – thinking that it was a safe bet. What could she do? Well, she pan fried everything – tortillas, veggies and chicken. There’s nothing she won’t fry. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong – I love her to death. She’s 81, lives by herself and she takes care of me like any aunt would. But, going over there for dinner is always a challenge. And, unfortunately, cooking/baking is what she does.
Does anyone else deal with this? How do you cope? Is this just something that you try and do your best but hit the gym a little harder the next day?
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