Monday, January 06, 2014
I must say I am enjoying myself this morning. There is justice after all. My husband has decided to lose some weight. This recent revelation began a couple weeks back when he went shopping and found he is 3 sizes larger in pants. The huge belly he has been carrying around for over a year didn't get through to him. Our grandson remarking that Pepa has boobs last summer at the beach didn't ring any bells for him either. His BP rising to 145/100 hasn't motivated him neither. However larger pants did or so he says. Needless to say, he was NOT happy. And I can relate well!
So after 2 weeks on "his program", this morning he hopped on the scale, expecting miraculous results and saw he was still 210. He was quite shocked, upset and announced for all the neighbors to hear that "my scale" must be broke. I quite happily informed him that the scale is not broke that when one says they are going to lose weight than they must be willing to cut down on the amount of food they eat and not continue to pile it on their plate in heaps as if they will never eat again. Finishing off a Swiss Colony Cheese & Sausage box all by himself after dinner will not produce the results he wants. And one also must be willing to MOVE! This man spends an enormous amount of time laying in bed watching TV. Well he looked at me with his usual "Who, ME? I don't do that!" expression and walked away. He just doesn't get it! The whole premise that one actually needs to put in some effort before one can see result escapes him.
After years of watching me struggle with my weight and telling me repeatedly and sometimes abusively how easy it is to lose weight so why don't I just DO IT, DH aka Mr. Know It All is finally going to learn how truly difficult it is. Something he will actually have to work at. Now there's a concept! Although I wish him success because I know first hand how hard it is to do and just how unhealthy it is to carry around excess weight, I am still going to enjoy this new endeavor of his more than he will ever know. Fun as it will be to watch, I am sure he will eventually "get it" like we all have. His light bulb moment is yet to come.