Sorry, I just wanted to vent... My mum is driving me insane !!! I think I've mentioned it before, but she had an eating disorder in my early childhood and I think the result of which could have been a contributory factor to my over-eating. I was restricted to a low-fat diet as a child as she was paranoid I'd end up fat because of her unhappy childhood and relationship with food (and weight problems). When I had control of my own eating habits, for example when I was home alone and when I started earning my own money that RC came out in me and I'd gorge on the wrong things!!! I don't blame her directly as it was me that ultimately had control, she did the best job she knew how to do and didn't want the unhappiness she experienced due to weight transferred to me. I've never been convinced that the eating disorder has disappeared as she has odd eating habits and obsessively works out. She dresses well and would rather be stressed in her job and earn lots of money to buy lots of clothes than to have a more calmer lifestyle and a job she enjoys. It has unfortunately been transferred on to me during my time with LL whereby she's convinced I have an eating disorder and I'm becoming obsessed with losing more weight. Even though I've stopped now, she is constantly making sniping remarks about being "too thin" (in actual fact, she's a similar, maybe even a little smaller than me but doesn't see it!). Now she's threatened by my clothing choices, she's always saying things like "oh well I'm going to have to be careful what I buy now aren't I just in case YOU'VE bought it"...she's not happy with my weight loss at all. Yeah her own issue, but it's taking the cream a bit away from me and it's making me very unsettled. Aren't we supposed to get positive reinforcement from our mothers? A few weeks ago someone posted on the forums about how proud their mum was of them, and it sparked others to say so and it stung so much I cried :tear_drop: So sorry guys, I just wanted to vent as it really stings And the whole thing about surrounding yourself with people who make you feel positive is a bit difficult when a family member is the one that makes me feel more negative than ever!!