@Jibbie - I totally hear you. My guy has a heavy gut and just recently had a gout flare up. I am doing this for me, but in a way I want to be an inspiration for him. If he sees me up and moving around or dancing, he's doing his own "inactive' thing. I know on his own he wouldn't have the discipline to eat healthy. We went shopping on our last shopping trip and he asked me for help with his eating and he started to get irritated with the Do's and the Don't's. He enjoys his food, lol. I don't wanna fight with him about it or become what he feels is me nagging, but I will say that I am concerned.
In all honesty, the only person you can do this for is YOU. If your husband decides to join in great, but be careful that he won't want to "show you up" by doing it more and making you feel like you aren't doing much. Most woman have to really , really work at losing 10# where a man can "cut back on a few potato chips" and drop 15#. (I'm married to one like that so I know.) DO THIS FOR YOU and no one else.
WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.
A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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I'm B! I'm from California and I'm 26 years old! I've been losing and gaining for most of my life, but after my children, I've seemed to have been ballooning. With age, I'm seeing how much more active they're becoming and I want to keep up with my children. NEED to keep up with my children. I'm here looking for more Sparkfriends to keep me inspired and motivated throughout my journey, and hopefully if my husband sees how well I'm doing then he'll be more inclined to join me on way to a new lifestyle
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