We’re one of those weird, old-fashioned families that eats dinner together almost every night. Almost every night it’s a homecooked meal. I’m the family cook. I don’t work outside the home. I stay at home raising seven growing children with the support of one husband. I started a weight loss diet yesterday. I have a hard time cooking for the family when I’m trying to loose weight. They need to grow while I need to shrink. I don’t want to make yummy foods that I will tempt me to over-eat. I want to eat pre-packaged frozen calorie controlled entrees and serve my family frozen pizza.
Anyone else out there trying to loose weight while feeding the rest of the family? Do you put your whole family on a diet with you? Do you fix different food for yourself than you do for the others? Do you keep the pantry and refrigerator stocked with foods that you find tempting, or do you limit what you purchase and listen to people complain that there’s nothing good to eat?
How about you family members who have another family member dieting when you aren’t? Do you feel like you have to starve when your spouse or parent goes on a diet?