Worried About Mom's Health
My mom claims to be on a diet, but everyone knows she isn't. She will cut certain foods out when she has an audience, but as soon as she thinks she's alone, she eats almost nothing but junk food.
"No, i can't have pasta."
"Don't ask me to eat bread, i can't have that."
"I'm not going to buy cheese this week."
She says this, but she'll consume an entire gallon of ice cream in an hour, watching television. Sometimes she will eat non stop, until she has to take her pants off because she's bloating so much.
She comes home from work, and goes straight to the fridge. After she eats dinner, she rounds up a bunch of snacks, goes into her room, and locks the door. She blasts the television, and gets into bed, where she stays until the next morning. No exorcise. Barely any interaction with her family. Only food, television, and sleep.
I wouldn't be as worried if she made an effort to take care of herself. But i don't see her eating fruits or veggies anymore. She rarely goes outside unless she has to. I don't think she has touched a treadmill in AT LEAST two years. My father and other family members have begged her to hire a personal trainer, or to ban sweets. She promises that she'll get better, but she hasn't attempted to keep her word yet.
My mother is 42 years old, 5'3, and nearing 300 pounds. She has hip/back pains every other day, along with muscle aches. On a good day, she can make it up the stairs without pausing to take a breather. On a bad day, it can take her 10-15 minutes to climb 30 steps.
I'm sincerely worried about my mom, but she won't listen to anyone or change her ways. How do i make a person like this see to reason?
Serious suggestions and solutions are appreciated. Thanks.