Thursday, August 15, 2013
Last night I was asking him about the lunches I've been making and he has been saying he's enjoying them. I wonder if it's partly because I'm paying attention to him?
To go farther with it though, he's been taking his lunch break walks again. I'm not sure if part of it is that he feels like he needs to keep up with me and is trying harder because of it or I'm just talking way too much about the walks I'm doing and the healthy meals I try to have every day.
With my packing his lunches and his walking, it seems that his weight is moving again. He's starting to trend down again, all this without any other support but me. He told me that he stepped on the scale yesterday and it's down to 214, which is lower than he's been holding for the longest time. Perhaps if I can get him to step it up, we can see him under 200 by the holidays this year?
I know that I can't push him, but I know when I can tempt him with healthier choices and after dinner walks (which will get consistently harder as soon as sunset is 4 pm). When we can afford it again, I'll get us the YMCA membership again since we were using it frequently before last summer's incident which threw off our entire life for months (see my bed bugs blog last summer).
I like that my healthy choices are rubbing off on him. Now if only I can get him to give up chips and pop completely. Even after telling him he's drinking flame retardant (brominated vegetable oil in Mountain Dew), he still won't stop. I'd love to get him off caffeine, but once again, it's up to him. Chips to him is like chocolate to me...
I suppose as long as I'm cheering him on with the choices he does make, it's all I can do for him. He does really great for a couple of weeks at a time, then goes right back to old habits. It doesn't help we have a vending machine in our lobby. I don't use it more than once every 6 months, but it seems he's using it almost daily since I find chips in his hands when he walks in the door frequently.
I'll stick with little victories with him and only give him advice when he asks...
Today's Holidays: National Relaxation Day (being a Mom, this never happens), National Failures Day (if you never fail at something, you've never tried anything) and National Lemon Meringue Day.