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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've blogged here. November was pretty crazy between my daughter's birthday (she's 16) and Thanksgiving. Now here we are full swing into the Christmas season!

I'm still going strong and determined as ever. As of last Friday I'm down 32 pounds in 12 weeks. Can I get a Hallelujah?!

It's not always easy though, as we all know. If I'm completely honest, sometimes my biggest challenges come from the people closest to me. For instance, last night my husband grilled steaks (yes living in California where you can grill outside in December is awesome). And he said he wanted to have baked potatoes with the steak. We had some small potatoes at home already, so I figured that would be great. But he went out and bought potatoes that were the size of footballs - no joke. Then he made biscuits too. And COOKIES!

I said out loud and upfront that I would not be having any biscuits or cookies (even though they smelled amazing). I did have a potato though - the smallest of the ones he cooked.

I mentioned something later in the evening about how hard it was to resist the cookies and got a smart alec response back from my husband. I asked him if he *wanted* me to be fat. And told him how hard I am working to not be fat anymore. He said he understood, but I can clearly see that he is not in the same place I am with food right now and that I have to continue to be strong for my own sake.
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    Here's your HALLELUJAH!

    The situation with your hubby is very common. It could be a sub-conscious fear of change...if you get all 'hot' and healthy you might lose interest in him for a guy that is all 'hot' and healthy, too!
    1927 days ago
  • JUDIL62
    Halleluia Sistah! Change is difficult on people. You will both adjust.

    Keep pluggin!
    1927 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    You are doing BRILLIANTLY! Especially when surrounded by temptation.... Keep up the good work!
    1927 days ago
    I went through a lot of struggles in getting hubby on board with my weight loss too - what it all came down to in the end is 1) his insecurities (if I lose weight I will find someone else who is active) and 2) his own guilt about continuing to be unhealthy.

    I spent a lot of time reassuring him that this wasn't about HIM at all...it was about me and that I wanted to be healthy so I could be around to love him, and our kids, for as long as possible. He finally got it through his thick skull...LOL But I agree with the comment below too - he told me he liked me for who I was and how I looked already, but I reminded him that the results of me being overweight (family history stuff) weren't acceptable and he agreed.

    And let me just say HALLELUJAH!!!! Oh my gosh, Stephanie - 32 pounds!!!! That is AMAZING! You are rockin' this, girl! And every time I see you I am reminded that I need to be strong like that too...thanks for the reminder!
    1927 days ago
    I don't think husbands are intentional in the way they eat in front of us. They just love us for who we are..... Keep up the great work!
    1927 days ago
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