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so proud. (a happy rant)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

i am so.. so proud of my dear husband. he started his journey 2 days ago and has done awesome sticking to his diet plan. he is eating 1500-1800 a day. yesterday he even ate a little under.. i've been giving him pep talks and educating him about why that's not okay to do often. he's really receptive and excited about his lifestyle change. he went to a celebrate recovery meeting in greenfield, in (an hour away) and the rumor was they were going to eat at cracker barrel afterward... so he but his big boy pants on and decided he'd rather wait to eat there than eat at home. so we planned out a meal with calorie counts from the internet so he could still feel spoiled without going over his counts. well, disaster was narrowly avoided when instead they decided to go to o charley's instead. hubby said he nearly panicked when there was NO nutrition information to be found. he was so excited when he told me he wanted so badly to get the terryaki chicken but instead chose the only healthy option on the menu... only one thing had the caloric value displayed as "under 550 calories" and it was called bruschetta chicken. he got it, strictly trusting in the strength of healthy choices. he LOVED it. he's even insisting that i attempt to make it! it was chicken with mozzarella cheese, garlic tomatoes and steamed broccoli. i am still floored that my husband enjoyed nothing but chicken and vegetables so much! i'm so proud of him and i'm just bursting with joy over this. he woke up this morning excited about breakfast and bargaining creamer calories with bacon calories... lol. i talked him into eating ONE cinnamon roll because he needs the carbs. he's helping at the church doing some construction today... so he needs the energy! saturday morning breakfast is a big thing in this house.. so since he had to leave at 9am we sacrificed our only sleep in day of the week and got up at 7am to make breakfast.
i'm excited about the changes coming! tomorrow is weigh in day. definitely worried about some water weight and my binge in the early part of the week.. but i'll be fine no matter what happens. if the number is disheartening i can just blame the water weight.. lol. that's the good thing about being a woman :)
i've got some fitness ideas for hubby. he walks to work every morning and has a very physical job so i don't bug him about working out on weekdays.. but weekends i'm going to encourage it. after hearing his back crack this morning i think yoga may be a good addition. i'm trying to get him over his fear of embarrassment.. he won't admit it fully but i think he's afraid that even though i'm bigger than him.. i might be more fit than he is. lol. which may be true to an extent.. but i've been at it longer. i'm hoping this will add to our relationship and i think that it will. working out together :) he's finally talking about our summer, too! once we purchase a car we are going hiking! i can't wait.. i love nature and i haven't really been out in it since i was a kid. i've camped a few things but was only really interested in sleeping, eating and swimming... i'm ready to dope hubs up on allergy pills and GO.. lol. being healthy really changes your outlook on things. you really appreciated god's wonder and nature is one of them. i just feel a pull to reconnect with the earth and enjoy the small things that don't come from a computer screen or food. i think it will be a blast. i'm so ready to get the car and start exploring.
we've come so far in the past year. we've had MAJOR ups and downs.. mostly on my part :( but we are really growing as a couple.. and as people... together. hubs told me this morning that he thinks the healthiest choice he's ever made was making me his girl. :) it makes me want to cry. he's right! and dear god it's been a long, long 5 and a half years..... a rollercoaster ride that would throw ANYBODY off... when i met him i was 18 and he was deep, deep in drug addiction. i've never done drugs, but did drink alcohol. that's what we bonded over for the first 4 months. then stuff started to get hard.. and it seems the second i made the decision to stay by his side and help him through his addiction.. i got pregnant and things got worse, worse, and worse. we hit rock bottom and then pulled out a shovel and started digging. it was awful! but today i can say we are each other's rock and it's really starting to come together for us. he's 19 months sober and i am a better person than i was just this past fall. and i thank god for it! and i thank sparkpeople too :)
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    that is AWESOME- great job leading by example
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    How exciting for both of you. He's doing great! emoticon
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