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Old 06-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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I know that getting angry about it is pointless. Yet when your the one who is suppose to be able to eat this food TOO, it's hard not to be angry. I have a lot to learn about it, and how to help her the best. We are locking stuff up for now, but I know that is only a temporary fix. It is hard for me because I am not a foodie. It is hard to understand how you can offer a variety of healthy choices, only to see them eaten in a most unhealthy way. Too much of anything is a bad thing. RIght now, it is a 20 lb issue, and I don't want to see it become a 50. I can only have about 2 days worth of food in the house at one time. I can't have anything that even resembles junk. If we get chips, it is a small bag, with a sandwhich while we are out. I could not say bring a bag home, and dole it out appropriately because the first time I blink, it will be empty. Locking food up in my home seems so wrong. I feel like the food police, and after a childhood of eating issues, mine being not liking anything, I know that my Mom's forcing me to eat the way she did, only made it worse. How do you tell someone you love so much to please stop, please stop before you hurt your health as well as your ability to run and play. She is still a child, so I feel the weight and eating habits are under my responsibilities to set on a good course and it's so not going that way. IF I wasn't the food police, I don't know what would happen, and that scares me. I can't change the compulsion, I try to understand that it is like other ocd behaviors, and it will take loads of effort and time but if she doesn't care a bit, how is that going to happen? I tell her when I go in to the grocery store I see a bizillion things I want to eat too, but I know I can't, just because it's there doesn't mean it's right for everyone. WE have the Y, we have the park, we have physical things to redirect to. 50 percent of our issues are wrapped around food. She wants to be a cook, a pastry chef, which I think is a very obtainable goal, and would love to encourage it, but, not if it means seriously damaging your body long term. I am hoping that every other day or more at the y will help in some way. I am just clueless, and really weary of the struggle and the idea of this is just beginning.

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