Thursday, July 26, 2012
I am so happy for my husband. He has lost 30 pounds in the past couple of months. He is on a weight management program from the Health Plan we have. It is a meal product and is very closely supervised by the doctor. It is also expensive, but he really needs to get the weight off for his health.
The program includes a mandatory class each week with the group of people that you started the diet with. (Just like on Spark where our friends encourage us and share with us.) I tried to get into the class, but my BMI was not high enough (needed to be 10 pounds heavier, no thanks!); however, I am benefiting from the classes he is taking anyway. The classes are about changing your life style just like here on Spark. I am finding that it is easier for me to stick to my "good eating habits" when I do not have to cook for my husband and when we don't go out to eat.
Another thing that is helping me is that I am eating 3 small meals and 3 even smaller snacks a day-- (similar to how he is eating--6 products a day.) This keeps me from feeling hungry and I know there is another meal or snack coming up so I don't sneak snacks. The meals are much smaller than I am used to eating (about 1/2 my usual portion) and the snacks are 100 calories or less. (A yogurt cup, piece of fruit, vegie salsa, sliced tomato, etc.) I am also writing down everything I eat. I hope to have time to log it into Spark one of these days. I have finally lost a few pounds -- after a whole year of no progress. Losing the weight is a real incentive to keep trying. I was getting pretty discouraged after not losing for so long. Now I am encouraged that I am making progress even if it is painfully slow.
I am in the middle of several projects right now (fence, garden, company, remodel bathroom, and refinish buffet.) so I am only getting on Spark occasionally. Thanks for all the encouragement from my Spark Friends. Don't give up on me! I will be back is the fall.