I made a visit to my home state of NC this past weekend to visit my mom and GPs. And let me tell you, since Dec. 10 (my orientation) I have become so aware of food conversations. Let me explain. I went to visit my grandparents. When my grandmother found out my mom & I were coming she made a big pan of cornbread (mostly for my mom). Then my GM proceeds to "push" food; why don't you get some of that to go with that, get some of this to eat with that, take a slice out GFather and take the rest with you. The entire time we were in the kitchen she was lovingly forcing food towards me. I couldn't do anything but 1) laugh and 2) stand my ground on the "other" foods.
Well, on top of that, I got the "Do you think you heavy enough" conversationS! I tell you! All I could say was, "When you see me next time, the weight will be off!"
But WAIT it gets a little better! My aunt was telling me via the phone, I needed "comfort food"; you know being in the house w/snow etc.. I told her comfort food got me where I am NOW!!! Can you believe this? That particular aunt is much heavier than my mom and their other sister. My GPs are "normal" size, not overweight.
I couldn't believe how engage I was watching other people eat, esp. my mom. She was eating--no snacking, on the way back from the GPs, AND THEN when we got to her place, she fixed her a meal. NO she doesn't have a high metabolism. WOW!!! What an experience. Well I got it out of my system. Next time I go back to NC (provided nothing major happens), it will be a whole n'other story; you know the one "YOU ARE TOO SMALL"!