It Really Could be Worse
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I hadn't planned on blogging every single day, but something happened today, and I just had to share. I feel that every thing that happens, happens for a reason. What we do with that is up to us. For so many years I have struggled to lose and have been on so many different diets and tried so many things. Most of them not for my better, even if they did help me lose the weight. The weight never stayed off because I was not doing things the way they should be done...good diet and exercise. That is probably most of us. What would it take for me to start to eat better and exercise more?
My husband had a doctor's appointment this morning, and he was going to have test results read. When he got home and told me the results, my jaw dropped, and I felt so sad. His cholesterol was too high, he's borderline diabetic, and he is overweight. Well, I already knew that he was overweight, and although he made his choices, I didn't help him by cooking high fat foods and having him go pick up some fast food meal because I just didn't want to cook.
I told him it was time for both of us to get really serious about this healthy lifestyle stuff if we wanted to be around for our girls for a long time to come. He agreed. He has resisted my attempts in the past to get him to eat better and exercise, but after the news he got today, he is feeling differently. He started walking with me last week, and goes however long I decide. I told him last night that I'm proud of him and how much easier it makes things for me that he is moving in this direction. Good news! He lost 5 lbs in the last two weeks after the doctor told him he would have to start moving more (still didn't have his results). Good job, Ricky!!!
I thought about everything after the shock wore off. I don't have to be depressed and scared. I can help him do something good for himself, and it will help me in return. Because he has never been on the weight-loss journey with me, I have always fallen back into the bad habits. There's less effort in falling than there is to climbing. Misery loves company. I am not letting this get me down because the bumps and bruises I get from climbing will be much more welcome than those I get from falling. I am taking it as a gift from God and saying thank you. It will make things much easier for me, and I have been doing this so long, I have already created a path for him.
Our 16th anniversary is tomorrow, and we were thinking of going away, but now I think we will just stay home and close to our girls. I think our new tradition should be to make a nice, healthy meal together and maybe go out for a few hours to spend some time alone. We can go for a nice, leisurely walk holding hands. We'll get a little exercise to add to that meal we'll make together. Yep! I think his news was good news after all.