Monday, October 05, 2009
My DH and I had friends up to our cabin this weekend. The male friend is 58 and had a heart attack last year. My DH has been walking with him daily since that time. However, if my DH can't walk our friend just stays at home and doesn't walk. He works at home on a computer and spends the whole day sitting. I knew this but it didn't hit me fully until I went on a hike in the mountains with his wife. She is just frantic. She is 10 years younger than him is worried sick that she is going to lose him. I told her about my fight with obesity, lack of exercise and bad health and about the things I am doing now. I told her about Metabolic Syndrome and she said "He has all those things." I told her about Spark People and the food tracking, exercise program and community support. I told her about the 28 pounds I have lost. She was really excited and asked me to share all of these things with her DH. She said "Maybe he'll here it from someone who's been there too. Well at dinner we started talking food and calories and I went into my description of my journey. He could have cared less, he wasn't listening and when his wife asked him "What do you think about that" he said "Oh, did you mistake me for someone who cares?"
Now I have some idea of how my DH feels when I eat poorly and sit around without exercising. It must break his heart, because our friend's reaction broke my heart.