After not being on for about a month i slowly recovered my courage. my husband eats meat and i do not ... for the most part. It does not sit well after going all out vegan last year without really checking out my nutritional intake and then settling with vegetarian on the vegan side. Creating meals we can both enjoy has been a challenge, to say the least. I have found stir-fries, 'burgers' wraps, and even scrambling tofu for myself and eggs for him works. I also 'share' what I cook that is non-carnivore, fatening, or sugary with him and find if I just offer it he is pretty receptive.
He is doing his own exercise regiment, but sometimes will eat several cookies from the local bakery while I go through several sugar free popsicles, lol. Our exercise routines differ and I found it discouraging at first but now i just ignore it and concentrate on being a better me.
Sometimes I would die for candies and foods i really should not eat. I also make soy 'shakes' for myself and more fattening versions in larger quantities for him. I have found substitutions work, we 'appear' to eat the same except for portions and a few other things like sodas, etc and I do not feel so alone. I hope this helps.
I keep a photo of myself weighing 260 pounds on my closet door, lol. It is a real motivator. I am almost 57 and do not want to end up like so many people I see my age or older who pull up the rocking chair, sit on front of the television, and give up.
How can I be honest with others if I am not honest with myself?
| current weight: 187.0