Tuesday, June 08, 2010
My husband has been just as much of a yo-yo dieter as I have been through the years. But he has taken it to a whole other level. Since my experience with Redux (Phen-Phen) back in the early 90's, I've known that there is no magic pill out there that will make me skinny...just portion control & hard work - which I have yet to master. However, I can't tell you how many pieces of work out equipment and $$$ worth of supplements my husband has bought over the years, not to mention fitness magazines. There should be some law against the way those magazines advertise their supplements & pills.
He's always been on the "mass building phase" as he calls it. Eating lots of food, taking the supplants and lifting weights. Never on the cutting phase. This has lead to quite the healthy appetite over the years, with not much improvement in the muscle mass area and a spare tire around the middle.
I think he's been in denial about how bad it was. However, after figuring out that he had a 41% body fat ratio the other day, my husband was shocked and decided to give a healthy lifestyle a try. We sat down last night and went through lots of recipes on Sparks. We chose them first by the number of positive reviews, second by the calories/fat content, and third by the amount of ingredients/ease of the recipe.
We started walking 2 miles a day again and bought & prepped lots of fruit & veggies today. During dinner prep he said that he would help me with dinner every night from now on. That's fantastic! The best thing was that our first Sparks recipe dinner was delicious and a boost for his ego.
I think we may actually be on the right track this time, and I'm excited about it. It will be a lot easier since he is on board and I can cook the same for everyone instead of making 2 meals.
Oh, and his $250 worth of supplements arrived today...some things never change! ; )