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Weight of the Nation

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I've been watching the weight of the world - the HBO series on obese epidemic. Pretty motivating. My husband decided to start counting his calories this week as a result. Most of it is information I've heart already.

They talk about 5 steps to lose weight:
1) Start with small steps.
2) Make sure your goals are realistic.
3) Seek support from those who can relate to your struggles.
4) Keep portions under control.
5) Track your caloric intake.

I think I do pretty good with steps one and two. I've been incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my daily diet. I think I went from eating maybe one or two vegetables/fruits a day to anywhere from seven to twelve fruits and vegetables. It seems weird that I was eating such a small amount.

My current goals are pretty simple: eat between 1400-1600 calories, loose 1 lb a week, get at least 150 minutes of fitness. Steps four and five come naturally without much extra work from myself.

However, I do not have any friends that are supportive or helpful to my measure. It's not that they don't intend to. But either a) they don't struggle with their weight or b) they're not interested in changing their weight. I need to somehow SEEK this help. While SparkPeople does provide some support, I need more in person support. Thankfully my husband is now interested in weight loss so I hope that helps.

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  • TLG71567
    I can relate. I don't have any friends that are working on it either. You are lucky your husband is now on board with this. My husband is skinny as a rail and likes to show his affection by giving me treats. I work two jobs, so my husband has been doing the cooking for most of our marriage. Unfortunately, he doesn't understand nutrition, so weight gain for me has been the result. I finally have taken control of my eating and am using the meal plans on here to help me eat healthy. Good luck to you and your husband. Hopefully, you can work on these goals together and support each other in this process. : )
    1812 days ago
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