I hope you don't mind, I'm adding you as a sparkfriend. I wish you all the sparkly success in the world. Sparkpeople has been one of the best tools I've found... Plus I love all the support my fellow sparkers offer. Keep up the awesomeness!
Because our wt is such a personal thing it is understandable that we can be embarassed by starting a program to change things but as the other answer indicated, our spouses can be supportive when they know we are trying to make changes and those compliments can be very nice indeed. My husband will ask me if I want ice cream many evenings...he can have it more often than I can and if I say no but you can have some, it doesn't bother me...he tells me he feels so guilty...now when I first started and I was struggling more to change my eating, I probably wouldn't have been so willing to see him have the ice cream but the thing is he knows to ask if it fits in my days allotment...by the way, I don't totally deny myself anything since that for me would be a sure way to want it even more so if I do want a treat, I track it, count it and give myself the opportunity to really enjoy it...after all I work hard occasionally having chocolate is ok...just not all the time without measure! LOL Another plus to including your husband, is that you may be able to share some of the journey...my husband and I walk nearly every day together..it's good time to talk without the tv or phone and we both are better for it. Best wishes to you...you can do this!