My ds's girlfriend came by today. She is tall, close to 6" and is overweight. I'm a poor judge of weight so I am going to guess 40 pounds. Or a couple of sizes. She has a personality that we are trying to get used to.
Anyway she had her first appointment with a personal trainer this morning and is very excited to begin this journey. She has very good intentions and I admire that she is doing something to better herself.
She commented that she told the PT about what I have been cooking this past week. (She has been working on a project at our house and has been coming over after work, around dinner time. So she has eaten with us most of the week, which is fine, I like to cook and spur of the moment guests do not bother me. The more, the merrier.)
So she informed me that the personal trainer suggested that I cook healthier food for her. Hmm, I was quite offended. "This is my house, you are my guest and don't tell me to cook healthier food for you." I don't mind cooking healthy food and I know we all have our beliefs as far as what's healthy but I really felt she went over the line with suggesting I cook more specifically for her needs. Did I mention that I am eating and cooking GM/MM?
Don't mess with the GM/MM plan!!!!
Don't even mess with something you know nothing about!!
Anyway I started wondering if her comment was more a subtle way of telling me I don't cook/prepare meals in a healthy way. Maybe she used the 'cooking for her" as a way to tell me other things?
So my ds's friend had her packet of food suggestions and grocery list. There were some very good (GM) food on the list but then others were not. Why eat processed egg whites when you can eat the whole egg and benefit from it?
The list was very brand specific and heavy on the processed stuff.
Do you know how badly I wanted to throw out better suggestions for her? My tongue is so sore from biting it.
Then she said the PT said her body type is one that can 'pick up' muscle quickly but also can pick up weight quickly so she has to cut back on protein. Huh? Don't know what she eats instead of the protein she's missing out on.
OK, it's time to stop griping. Hopefully she will see the weight loss, keep it off and we'll all live happily ever after. I really do wish her well on her journey. Maybe I am just a bit too sensitive when I feel like something that I truly believe in is being attacked. I want to support her in her healthy choices but I guess I just feel like someone who doesn't understand what I believe in has no business suggesting that I change.
BTW some dinners this week were...1. Salmon, broccoli and something else GM. Can't remember what. 2. Eggplant Parmesan---local eggplant, fresh mozz and parm cheese and freshly made marinara sauce.. GM. I forgot what else I cooked, but you may get the idea what kind of meals were prepared.
Thank you kind people for bearing through this and reading it. I don't know if getting this out really makes me feel any better. Maybe I'm too sensitive. Maybe I need to focus my anger at my WO and use that energy to focus on and improve my form!