If This Were Easy…


Reason #7: Because my mother is disappointed in me

Filed under: reason — Easy @ 9:00 am

Oh, she would never admit that. She’s got more tact than that.

But I can tell by the tone of her voice and the way she nags/encourages me to go on a diet that she’s disappointed that I’m still ridiculously overweight.

I know I’m not supposed to want to improve myself for other people, I’m supposed to want to do it for my own reasons. But not wanting to disappoint my mother is my own reason.


Right up there.

It says so.

Reason #7.



  1. Uh… how much does your mom weigh? I seem to recall both of you being ample.

    And if she’s lost a fair amount of weight recently, how long did it take her to get around to it?


    Comment by Mads — 2008-06-27 @ 8:32 pm

  2. I don’t want to be unfair to my mother here — she’s not angry, or upset that she doesn’t have a beautiful daughter or something shallow and lame. It might be more accurate to suggest she’s disappointed for me than that she’s disappointed in me.

    Comment by Easy — 2008-06-28 @ 2:05 pm

  3. I think I understand wanting to make your parents happy too, even if you don’t do something *for* them. I’ve been picking up new wardrobe items because I’m starting to want to dress like my (not so new) confident self instead of the clothes I wore in my gawky quiet teenaged years, despite said decade-old clothes not wearing out a bit.

    A side effect of this is that I get to tackle the challenge of getting my mother to go “omg! you don’t look like a middle-class piece of trash!” … because until this year in my life, my mother has hated every item of clothing I’ve ever picked for myself.

    Comment by Pie — 2008-07-01 @ 3:49 pm

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