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First question I got is Has anyone tried out the 18lbs in 4 days Nutrisystem diet ? Thanks for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... My mom recently told me how great I looked and than said... "you don't need to lose any more weight". But, I most certainly do. She said that I would look too thin if I do as if you would somehow see the bones in my body or something.



I think Moms mean well but they are always afraid that you will somehow become malnourished. This is especially true of Jewish mothers and from what I see Italian mothers too..

Is your mom the same way?..

asked Apr 21 at 09:31

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you an answer..

answered Apr 21 at 10:41

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My mother-in-law said the same thing to me last night. I told her that I still had 15 pounds to lose before I would be done, and that I wasn't going to stop this time just because someone told me that I would look too thin or that I already look good...

answered Apr 21 at 11:42

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My mom's the same!!! 100%. In fact, when I lost a few pounds, she was overly excited which made me nervous. I knew that she was overly excited at 5 lbs so that she could justify being upset that I'm losing too much weight at 10 lbs. Now I'm down 27 lbs with another 30 to go and she is going crazy...

answered Apr 21 at 12:51

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My mom always said "you can never be too thin or too rich!"..

answered Apr 21 at 14:24

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Jewish moms are all the same, at the table it's eat, eat and eat somemore. Sadly my mom passed away 19 years but I can still hear her...

answered Apr 21 at 15:43

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Please forgive the intrusion into the men's room (I will keep my eyes straight ahead!) but as the mother of three adult sons and a step son, my advice is to smile sweetly, say "thanks for your input Mom, I love you too," kiss her on the head, then tune her out and do what you know you need to do. I have the opposite problem - my step son and one of my sons really need to lose a substantial amount of weight. There is no way I am going to nag them about it (I have been on the other end of that and I know it is counterproductive and no one can succeed in losing weight until they are motivated to do it themselves). I have offered both of them (free of course) a huge amount of excess Nutrisystem food I have accumulated from free weeks, a wrong order shipped to me, and a lot of stuff from friends who were on Nutrisystem but quit it. Neither of them has taken me up on it. As I said, I don't want to nag but worry about their health.

Any suggestions? (backing out the men's room door now)..

answered Apr 21 at 15:49

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Ok, I see a pattern here and I'm guessing I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing....

Sally,.

I commend you for thinking the way you do. However, some people need a kick in the arse to get them thinking about losing weight. Not in a nagging way but in a strong enough way that they themselves will say they NEED to do it. Everyone is different but I suspect that you know your kids best. Keep at it!..

answered Apr 21 at 17:03

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Thanks for your input Ben! (It is so weird - you look a LOT like my Ben - one of the two at a healthier weight). I'll keep at it tactfully. My step son has expressed some willingness to try it, but his dad thinks he will eat the food and then have a double cheeseburger chaser. (backing out of the room again!)..

answered Apr 21 at 17:14

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A lot of fat Jews on this board apparently. I'll be seeing my Jewish mother in January at her 80th birthday for the first time since I lost the weight. She has spent the last 10 years telling me I'm too fat (I get it from her side despite the denials) and now that I'm not she's telling me I'm too thin...

answered Apr 21 at 17:37

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Yup, Jewish mothers can be very hard on thier children... but then, that's what keeps us strong..

answered Apr 21 at 18:44

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Indian mom's aren't any different! However, mine is blunt as all hell which I love her for but sometimes can be very aggravating. She has expressed that I need to lose the weight much faster and if I'm only losing 1-2 plbs a week, than I should be spending my money elsewhere. At least she admitted that I was losing weight. She was very pleased that I was finally eating fresh fruits and veggies once more so there has been a decrease in her usual stabbing remarks..

Edit: Sally, I agree with Ben in that sometimes a good kick in the butt may be needed :-)..

answered Apr 21 at 20:16

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Amen on the Jewish moms. I can still hear mine and my wife's mom comments long after they've both passed away...

answered Apr 21 at 21:29

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Ben, I am on a mandatory 4 month maintenance period right now to make my mother (85 years old) comfortable. A small price to pay to keep her happy however and great practice for life after Nutrisystem (sometime in late 2009). I guess in the end we have to listen to our own bodies and our own hearts..

Sally, you will never be able to get someone into Nutrisystem until they are ready. They have to hit bottom before they can bounce. For me it was my Dr. suggesting I think about bypass surgery....whoa....big wake up call. I am afraid someone other than family has to supply that big jolt to the system...

answered Apr 21 at 22:07

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Hmnnn thanks for that... it keeps it all in perspective.

Its amazing what we have to do to make momas happy...

answered Apr 21 at 23:39

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Sally, My mom and my wife have been praying for me for 30 years! I think the doctor putting me on BP meds and telling me I would be on Cholesterol meds when she got my BP low enough and stable! I credit my mom and my wife with a lot of my success. Let your sons know that you love them are concerned about what they will be facing in the years ahead and that you will be praying for them. In the long run it will make the difference. Perhaps you could get them to visit the menz room...

answered Apr 22 at 00:29

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Sally since you don't have the time or inclination to nag, you could give your sons' phone numbers to my mother. She has lots of spare time and perhaps this could even turn this into a small business venture if she could comes up with a name and slogan...

answered Apr 22 at 01:22

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I would like to add that my mother is the exact opposite. My sister is the one telling me I don't need to loose any more (and I still have 23 lbs to go), and my mom's response was "Don't listen to your idiot sister. She's just jealous!".

Now, she said that because she knows what my goal is and she wants me to achieve it. She also knows that my goal has been medically approved by TWO of my doctors..

Don't let anyone stop you from your goal. Most people these days aren't used to seeing us at a "normal" weight because we've been heavy for so long, so they think normal is too skinny - when it's really not..

Keep you the great work!.

*following Sally out of the Men's Room*..

answered Apr 22 at 01:29

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I've said this here before. My doctor says that people have "fat eyes". What he means is that people aren't used to seeing someone at a normal size so to them. that someone appears small even though they are still overweight...

answered Apr 22 at 02:18

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