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Not having to do it alone

Friday, June 08, 2012

This site is great for getting little doses of "you can do it" and "congratulations". The challenges and group support is wonderful. However, as wonderful as it is, for me, it just can't replace real life, day to day, support.

My husband, who needs to lose almost 100 pounds, has committed to eating grain free with me. His support has been so encouraging for me. But I'm also very proud of how well he's been doing.

Yesterday he called me from work to tell me they had a shower for someone with a white chocolate sculpture (he LOVES white chocolate) and lots of other goodies, including lots of pastries, but he just took a few pieces of cantaloupe. I told him I was very proud of him. (He's a "words of affirmation" guy).

I didn't have a car yesterday so I couldn't get out to replenish our produce. Last night after dinner he put the kids to cleaning up and took me to the grocery store and did the shopping with me.

We've started a new routine this week of eating breakfast together. I get up with him and make us some sort of scrambled omelette (I just can't make omelettes!) with a side of Canadian bacon or turkey bacon and some fresh fruit. This morning I had a sinus headache, so I didn't make his breakfast. He told me to stay in bed and get rest and he made himself breakfast. He cooked himself eggs rather than reverting back to his peanut butter on bread. A few years ago when he did the South Beach diet he would make himself a four egg omelette and load it with meats and veggies. I use four eggs for the two of us and measured cheese. He's realized that he's satisfied with that and this morning made himself a 2 egg omelette.

Yes I'm very proud of him. His efforts encourage me and help me stick to it and my efforts encourage him and help him stick to it. He is only using Spark People to track his weight and isn't exercising yet, but he's planning to add exercise. I couldn't do this without Spark People too. Love the encouragement I get here too and I need the trackers to stay within my calories and make sure I'm getting all the nutrients I should be getting. I'm fixing his breakfast, lunch and dinner, so he's doing okay so far without tracking. Just this morning he told me he lost a couple more pounds.

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    Congratulations to You Both!!!
    2054 days ago
    It is wonderful to have someone there to do this with on a daily basis. I live in a household of skinny people, so I have to choose to make the right choices. I cook healthy, which benefits the family, but I have the majority of work to do.
    It is a blessing to have spark for the tracking, exercise and encouragment.
    Oh, and hats off to your DH for passing up the sweet junk and sticking to his plan!
    2054 days ago
  • ANDI571
    How sweet. There is nothing like having your spouse do this journey with you. Good for both of you. emoticon
    2055 days ago
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