Yes, that is my dilemma! I hate to start cooking separate. When I do cook and bake lowfat and lower calorie, he says that he can taste the difference or comes right out and says that I don't have to make that again. I mean, I love him with all my heart, but come on! This is how I've lost so much weight. I've been modifying recipes or using SP recipes all the time and I love them and I can portion mine out accordingly and the rest of the family can eat all they want. My husband's not getting enough to eat. He's not feeling satisfied. I know that I'm 5'2" and he's 6'6", so maybe that's the problem! ha! He does alot of physical work on our dairy farm and with our cold winter, he works up quite an appetite. He loves his whole milk from the farm with his Oreos especially. That's his filler between meals, along with almonds and candy bars! He feels that he would like to go low-carb. He lost alot of weight with doing that before. That scares me. Just the thought of eating high fat everything all the time, doesn't sound kosher to me anymore. And he agrees with me, that what I've been doing, works for me definitely! I hate to go back to my high fat cooking because that's what put me up and over in the fat department! Lots of buttered popcorn at night. No-no, I can't do that anymore. That's what put on the pounds too, I know. I don't even do the low-fat popcorn air-popper method or microwave because it's just doesn't kick it for me, no matter what I put on it. There's nothing like the real thing, in my dept., so I just don't eat it. I'll nibble on my fruits and veggies.
Ok Spark buddies, now you know the gist of it! What's your advice? Making separate meals? Errr, but it is possible. I can get out my Lean Cuisines, Smart Ones I know and then make him his favorite chubby meals! The reason why I love the SP recipes or doing my own modifying, is because I can have more of it because of the over-all lower calories. I love quantity, so that works super for me. I can eat more in a day then if I ate mroe fattening meals and then my calories are all over with by the afternoon! Eating out is actually a good thing for us. I can get my grilled chicken breast sandwiches, and salads with watching all the toppings and he can get his fish and chips and burgers and fries and salads with all the toppings available.
I don't want to gain all my weight back! 5# so far gained and I don't like it, not one little bit! I've got to stop this!
Why is it that most of my blogs are crying out for help? It's because I'm not finding what truly works for me. I'm a work in process!
I know that as far as exercising, I will hopefully be able to do more once this new med. for my RA kicks in. 8 weeks of injections and it hasn't yet and my Rhemy says that he's going to give it another month and if it doesn't by then, he'll start me on a different biologic for RA. Sounds fun huh?! But my Rheumy says that once it kicks in, I WILL be able to exercise more and the weight will come off easier. Ya! That's my kind of talk! So far I can't exercise more than I take in.
So if any of you have any answers at all for me, I would appreciate it immensely! I have to get that VW Bug you know. It's not going to come easy, I can tell you that much! I will have earned it with all my being!!! And then some! One way or another, I will make February my winning month and 2013 will my shining star of a year!
Thank you for reading this and I'm wishing you all the very best for 2013 too!
to you all, Karen