I love my mum, I really do. But she’s such a bad role model to me. I’ve grown up in a family where people are over weight yet continue to eat unhealthily and take no action. As a young child I was the complete opposite of what I am now, I was underweight. I couldn’t eat hardly any junk food at all. As a toddler I was always chubby but once I started school that changed. I’d never eat my lunch so ended up having to a have a lunch lady stand by me to ensure I ate. This stopped when I changed schools and I could continue to throw away food. At dinner I could line my pockets with napkins and sneak food in to throw away later, or wait until everyone else had ate and left and slip my food to the dog. This stopped when I started high school and the weight came back. Having poor role models I always procrastinated and said “I’ll start my diet tomorrow”. Here I am nearing the end of year eleven with 30 lbs I want to lose. I’m not making excuses and I know my life is in my hands, but it’s been psychosocially shown that we social learn and pick up behavioural habits by our role models. I just wish my mum could stick to a diet and lose weight with me, it’s so hard being surrounded by unhealthy foods and no encouragement.