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I can only control my own choices. Deeeeep breath.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This morning I was faced with a choice.

1) Get huffy, play the victim, and ruin my own day
2) Do what I know is right for me and feel good about my choices

Today is the day my husband and I picked to be the official start day of our healthy lifestyle change. Being a nutcase I had to start yesterday (Monday, I just cant start on a Tuesday!! lol)

Having been down this road before I am well aware of all the things I need to do to be successful. Adam on the other hand has been healthy active and fit most of his life. He has never had to be a mindful eater or plan workouts. However, after getting out of the NAVY, having two kids and simply getting older, he has put on some unwanted weight.

Now, I assumed that this new lifestyle was going to include him doing basically the same thing I will be doing.


Once again, deep breath. Time to face my control issues big time.

He is not a list maker.
I am!
He does not thrive on schedules
I do.

I need to respect the fact that his path will be different than mine.

This morning he asked for a small serving of bacon and an egg for breakfast. My first instinct was to guilt him into eating oatmeal with me.

I fought the urge. Made him his breakfast and enjoyed my oatmeal :)

We are two very different people and body types, not to mention sex lol. I am going to do what works for me and help him to find what works for him sans guilt.

Its not always going to be easy for me. I am the meal maker, time planner, and choice maker in so many aspects of out family life. I still need to keep in mind that I am not in charge of others choices.

No biggie right? hehehehehe
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  • ZENXB!
    OMG! I totally hear you! My husband, kids and so on are skinny and I am NOTTTT!!! So, while they eat junk and stay skinny I am eat my "oatmeal". It used to make me feel... well... angry.

    Then I would think, we are different and YAY me for being a better, healthier person. The longer you think that the more that thought IS your reality.

    Fast forward ten years later my husband still eats the same way and despite that I am still obese (but running and eating better), I can run circles around him, my skin looks younger and I feel GREAT!!! Keep eating your "oatmeal". You understand the importance of good health. And while others may not, you will be rewarded for it.
    1831 days ago

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    1834 days ago
  • GLC2009
    you gotta be you. i would have the bacon and egg. just having oatmeal would make me feel ill and then starving in a couple hours. i like oatmeal, i just need protein in the morning.
    so, everybody's gotta feed their body what it needs.
    hope you guys enjoy your road to health.
    1834 days ago
    Commendable. Applause. You are absolutely right. You are doing great.
    1834 days ago
    Your attitude will take you a long way in your marriage. emoticon l

    Any special Valentine's plans?
    1835 days ago
    love the blog love the attitude good for you
    1835 days ago
    great blog with some very, hits home, real issues lol

    thanks for posting.
    1835 days ago
    I hear ya loud and clear! My hubby is fine with eating whatever I/we make - 90% healthy foods, BUT getting the coke out of the house has been my biggest struggle with him. ugh! I just remind myself that is his choice and make peace with it. It's so tempting sometimes I give in, but I try to be strong!
    1835 days ago
    I hate that men don't have to work as hard as we do to get off the weight. Good luck
    1835 days ago
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