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Weight Loss, Coupled


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've been with my boyfriend for a little over six months, and I am blissfully happy.

I'm also 15 lbs. heavier. Ouch.

When we met in August, I was at my lowest weight remembered, 172. I was on my way to waving goodbye to the 170s, nevermind saying hello to the 180s again. The scale said ALMOST 190! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???

When I picked up the love of my life, I also picked up some of his not-so-great habits.

- He loves to sleep in, which means I pass on my Saturday morning workout.
- After we roll out of bed (before noon, if the stars are aligned), it's off to one of his many favorite greasy spoons for breakfast. 3 pancakes bigger than my expanding rear, some (okay, half) of his homefries and buckets of coffee, anyone?
- My love has a car, though while quite convenient, means I don't walk nearly as much as I used to. During my single weekends, walking was transportation and entertainment. Not so much now.
- Due to a late and large breakfast, we skip lunch most of the time and I'm famished by dinner.
- There's rarely food that's his in his kitchen, let alone food that's fresh. Nary a leafy green or shiny apple to be seen. Most of our meals are eaten out.

I just finished reading Your Big Fat Boyfriend (reviewed in a recent Daily Spark post). Though it contained not much new information or solutions (hog-tie boyfriend, steal wallet and Peapod groceries over, STAT! No? Not cool?), it did reinforce the necessity of planning, paying attention, and prioritizing.

I can't really say it's easier to lose weight while single, because I didn't particularly find it easy. I have a new set of challenges now, but I know what they are and I am constantly reminding myself of them. I'm just going to have to be a bit more diligent, which will probably yield better results than the hog-tying would, anyway.

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PSCHEP 2/24/2009 12:26PM

    Interesting post. I'm happily married. But, maybe one of the reasons I can say "happily" is because my husband works nights emoticon So, all week long I'm pretty much a single girl. I eat and exercise the way I should. Unfortunately, come weekend, we tend to eat well, talk a lot (there's a lot to catch up on), and since he's not physically active, we spend a lot of time watching TV, playing on the computer, or shopping. So, I hear ya! Guess it's part of being in a relationship, figuring out how to stay together without losing our personal goals. I, for one, am still working at it after 22 years!

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