Here's the thing...my husband doesn't believe in limiting yourself. I mean that literally. He DOES NOT BELIEVE IN IT. When I count calories he scoffs. When I drink water even though I want pop he tells me I'm being stupid. If I refuse to have a late-night snack while we're watching a movie because I've already maxed my calories for the day he gets all huffy because he thinks he can't have something if I'm not having it. And don't even get me started on when I try to cook healthier foods for the family. He acts like I'm trying to kill him.
The problem is there are two things about my husband:
1. He's one of those people who can eat whatever the hell he wants and not gain weight. He's 5'9 and about 160 lbs, and that's where he's been for the past two years that he's spent eating everything in site, noshing on junk food constantly, and drinking nothing but coffee and pop.
2. He honestly believes that you should eat whatever you want and just exercise however much you have to in order to work it off. He genuinely doesn't get the concept that if I eat a Big Mac it means I'll have to go running for, like, two hours to work it off. He refuses to understand that there aren't enough hours in the day to exercise off the foods he wants (and encourages) me to eat. Hell, the other day while we were out he bought $40 worth of discounted Easter chocolate. Now I have that stuff in my house, taunting me all day, and he can't understand why I don't just EAT it if I want it.
For the most part I just ignore him, but it can be extremely frustrating and sometimes he does, in fact, affect how I eat in a bad way. The thing is, he's not an un-supportive guy...most of the time he's the peak of support. But his views on good diet are FIRM. Trying to convince him otherwise is like trying to convince a hardcore Christian that God doesn't exist...it's just not gonna happen.
Anyone else have to deal with this kind of nonsense?
Starting at 165 lbs on April 14th, 2013.
| current weight: 165.0