My family has an issue with weight. Literally everyone in my direct family is overweight.
I've been fat, but after 4 years of work I am at a healthy weight. I would have expected my family to be happy and proud, but they're not. They are telling me that it is because I'm not eating properly. Me being happy about being at a healthy BMI, is a blast to their face because they are all overweight to obese.
I'm not even skinny at this point. Just at a healthy weight for the first time in my life, and still bordering being too heavy (still have some work to do to get to a mid range of healthy weight). They keep telling me it's not possible for someone of my “build” to have a healthy BMI, but that's just not true. Surely it's more easily for some people to keep in shape. I have to put in work, and turn down snacks and am aware I'll never be super skinny, as I know being in the lower parts of a healthy BMI will probably leave me looking like a bag of bones which is not my goal. I just want to be healthy.
It's like I'm slapping them in the face anytime they see me. They're constantly making comments about me being “too skinny”. My BMI is 24.9.. Anytime I see them they're eating chocolate, ice cream and all kind of unhealthy stuff. But no, it's only the genetics that keeps them fat.
I would love for them to see that they can do it and motivate them. I know they can do it too! But I'm not sure how to say that without coming off in a rude manner. I live quite some ways away so it's not like I could go visit them every few days to have a healthy meal together.