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So it finally happened...........

Sunday, November 25, 2012

after years and years of trying to get the 43 years old hubby to eat better, stop eating so much sugar, workout a little more, reduce portion sizes of carbs it has caught up with him. He had a physical and blood drawn for fasting blood sugar and it came back "mildy elevated and is a sign of prediabetes. Diet modification and exercise can help this".

He finally showed me this last night and as much as I wanted to say I told you so, that's it, a diet change will happen now, I did not, but I really really wanted to. He said that he was starting to do something about it so we will see but did not elaborate. All I asked is if that means that he will think twice about getting a king size candy bar everytime he gets gas in the vehicles, no response.

So this definitly means no more buying sweets or boxed noodles. I will try to stear him to eat more like I do, no sugar, no processed carbs but we will see. At least he pretty much eats everything I make, it's just the extra processed carbs that he makes to go with what I make. It took a doctor telling him that what he was eating was not good for him, heaven forbid his wife should know anything about healthy eating and exercise.

Tonight we are having fresh green beans almondine with beef roast. I might make him a smaller baked potato since I don't think that white potatoes all totally evil as long that they are in moderation but none for me right now.

The other thing that has happened was that my heart rate while walking/running has dramatically dropped since dropping another 40 and getting the hormones straightened out. I am very happy and surprised about this drop.

What does this mean for me, if I want to walk for an hour, I can and not worry about eating enough to support that activity, which was a huge issue for me for years. I can try to push myself further without worrying about the HR getting up to 190. I will try to do more longer walks and do HIIT 2-3 X a week for shorter minutes.

Have a great day.
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PINKBEANBOO 11/26/2012 1:17PM

    Why are husbands like that? I can tell mine something for years & he won't listen but a stranger mentions it once & it is gospel. Hope he realizes changing his diet isn't the end of the world.

I've been wanting to ask you about something - I think my son (10 yrs old) is something along the line of gluten intolerant. Maybe it's a food allergy or something else...I just know that the last couple of weeks he's been sick over & over again. I think it is directly related to what he is eating. When he gets sick he'll wake up in the middle of the night with vomiting & explosive diarrhea. By the afternoon or evening he's feeling fine. I think I can count 5 times in the last 2-3 weeks he's been sick like this.
He's had eczema since he was a toddler & migraines for the last couple of years. I read that gluten effects those. I've also read not to stop eating gluten foods until you go to the doctor - but I can't keep giving him food that makes him so sick. He's been miserable. Besides, taking him to the doctor means what? Someone to tell me something I already know? I think we will skip the doctor for now.
Does that sound like gluten reaction to you? You are the only person I know of who has trouble with it.

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ACORALSEA 11/26/2012 8:01AM

    My DH went through a similar rude awakening with his heart and cholesterol issues, and is eating more healthfully than before. However, he hasn't quit smoking, and he rationalizes drinking more red wine than before as a health benefit, lol! But, exercise - are you kidding, and his track coach recently told me about the records my DH held (he does look like a track star).

Try introducing baked sweet potatoes vs white. My DH was resistant, at first, but he eventually started liking them with the same stuff piled on as on the white potatoes.

Give your hubby a little time to adjust to the healthier lifestyle you gradually introduce him to; it will happen.


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CORNERKICK 11/26/2012 4:05AM

  Somehow, all men must be related since they all avoid the husband included!

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FITFOODIE806 11/25/2012 8:40PM

    I hope this is a good step for your husband. Those men!!!

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JT_GMOTU 11/25/2012 7:48PM

    My DH KNOWS he could easily go into the pre-diabetic mode...he eats moderately well, but has little acknowledgement of ther idea of portion control. Every once in a while, he'll realize that something where he used to eat an entire package...he finally realizes is 2 or 3 servings....and then he makes a change.

He has no gall bladder, so he can't process fats well, but has been thinkning that the lo fat stuff is ok (but then it's typically loaded with sugar!!)

For some reason, they have to figure it out on their own...then it's a revelation!!! (cue the angels and harp music!)

Hang in there...

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SHERRYGAYL 11/25/2012 7:30PM

    Aw, I hope he can get this under control before it becomes a major problem emoticon If there's anything good here it's that at least you're already in the habit of preparing healthy food and now he's on board with your healthier habits emoticon And emoticon on getting your problems sorted out! That's wonderful!

You'd think they'd see how much better we're doing and that would help them get with the program but noooo.... Honestly, if homosexuality were a choice, I don't think there'd be a straight woman out there! Men! Ugh!

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MISSG180 11/25/2012 5:35PM

    I have SO much sympathy for you right now. Hubby is resistant, and I don't know what to do about it.

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CINDYTW 11/25/2012 4:55PM

  Why are they so stubborn?? Mine is the same way, although he hasn't been to the doctor to even have blood work.

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