My non-scale victory is tied into this blog title. Yesterday I stayed within my calorie range and passed up unhealthy foods despite husbands worst efforts.
*******WARNING, May Contain TOO MUCH INFORMATION for some***************
After a very satisfying dinner and an awesome 1 hour workout, my husband got a call from his mother asking if he wanted a cheeseburger (Side note: we live with his parents) and he said yes. Ok I've tried and tried to get hubby to hop on the healthy bandwagon with me but I can only do so much. I have to pick my battles. When his mom brought over the burger king cheeseburger (Side note: We live in a back guest house) he kept asking me over and over, "you want some" "You want a bite" "You sure?". (Side Note/TMI: It's that time of the month for me) It's really hard this time of month to say no to junk food. But he finally scarfed it down and I was relived. Because of course I wanted a big juicy cheeseburger that smelled wonderful, but I also want to feel good and didn't plan on the extra calories. I do allow myself a cheeseburger now and then but I set aside calories for it.
Then he takes fries out of the bag and shoves one in my face! "want one". I shot him a dirty look and told him "for the last time, please stop offering me food!"
Finally he scarfed them down and YAY I celebrated another passing-on-junk-food-victory.
Then he goes into the main house to visit with his parents (Side note: They are in their 70s and are grateful as much as we are for us being there) He comes back to our little house has a huge smile on his face and throws snickers, and twix bars onto my lap.
(Side Note: The F*%#!) These are my favorite candy bars. Normally years ago during this time of month I would love these peace offerings but again….not tonight. I handed them back to him (Side note: even though I wanted to fling them at his head!) I was nice and told him no thank you and told him again that I'm trying to stay within my calorie range, please stop. And he took them back. I don't know what he did with them after that. I am proud of myself. I feel victorious!!!!!
My husband and his family are the worse saboteurs. They think I deprive my husband. Trust me husband is NOT starving. He's gained alot of weight since we moved back to San Antonio and he got out of the military. His family doesn't understand why I can't have those foods in the house. They are sugar junkies. They always keep sugary foods and snacks in their houses. Out in the open on every table and counter. They associate food with love. I don't think my husband intends to sabotage me, I think he means well but it's very hard living with a food pusher. Sparkpeople have really helped me to deal with them. I know this won't be the last time this happens but I am very proud of myself.
Operation try not to kill hubby on a Friday commences….
Last Side Note: We live in a 500 square foot studio guest house. There's nowhere to go to get away from each other. Before I could go to another room while he binges on cereal and chips. Now there is nowhere to run. But I'm getting better. Before it only worked if it was out of sight, out of mind, now I'm able to deal with these things literally being shoved in my face. I haven't conquered it, I know It's a work in progress, but it's nice to know I do have control over what I put into my body. But I still don't allow bad foods stored in the house. That's just setting me up for failure. It's bad enough being a food cop at work but to have to be one at home to is just exasperating sometimes.
Daily Dave Matthews (Side Note, a co-worker asked me today who Dave Matthews is, I don't even know where to begin)
Have a wonderful and healthy weekend friends!