I don't like measuring my food in measuring cups; instead I use a small digital kitchen scale to measure individual servings. To each his own, as far as measuring goes, but I know if I don't measure I'll eat too much. I do believe in the beginning measuring is necessary, at least until you get a good idea of what a serving looks like.
I can relate to what you're saying about trying to take care of yourself while pushing your fiancÚ to be healthy. Not sure that's possible. If you look around SparkPeople, you'll see over and over a lot of Sparkers lead their family and friends to fitness, leading by example. Personally, that seems to be the case with my husband and myself. When I take the time to exercise, he takes more time to exercise. When I sit around and eat, he sits around and eats. What seems to work best with my husband is inviting him to join me on my neighborhood walks, or going sightseeing together. Even going to the local giant sized Walmart together is exercise of a sort, so long as we don't give in to temptation at the register (candy).
Fitness Minutes: (297) Posts: 15 1/19/11 8:18 P
I hate those days (weeks...months...) I'm looking for the same thing. Inspiration. I joined SP 2 days ago and so far so good. I love this website. Sometimes you battle your family (or in your case-soon to be family) hoping they will be on the same page in fitness and diet goals, and it's disappointing when 10 minutes after a health goal discussion, they say: "Wanna go get a hamburger?"
I have a great loving family, but inspirational and motivational they are not, so hopefully all you folks on here are as crazy sick of eating the wrong thing at the wrong time as I am and we can help each other. Then maybe our diligence will have a positive effect on them as well, but if not, oh well, phooey on 'em!!!!
current weight: 178.5
Fitness Minutes: (429) Posts: 834 1/19/11 7:15 P
Your message moved me. You sound like a great person with alot of passion. It sounds like you need to do something fun and find ways to de-stress. You and your fiance should go out and relax. You can do this!
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 9 1/19/11 12:08 P
I am 27 yrs old, originally from Chicago. I am marrying the love of my life 9-10-11. I have gained over 35 lbs in the last 4 years that we have been together 195 lbs from 160. I now weight 175 lbs. and it has been a struggle to drop those last 5 lbs. I want to weight 145 which is my healthy weight. Everything is such a struggle. i have been stressed out from the holiday desserts etc. i have laid off from bread and sugars such as cookies etc. still no use, it has only been 2 weeks. i am a wreak. i am trying everything.. Does it really matter if i measure or not with measuring cups. this is soo tough. I really need help with myself. i joined loseit.com and the first week was great, then no one motivated me after that, its like everyone just stopped speaking. i weighed myself a week ago and i thought i lose 4 lbs. and thats when i realized I never really lost 4 lbs but I think it was more mentally then physically. I am having a boo day. I need some aspiration. ugh! Things just bother me today. I can't Think for myself anymore because I am gettin married and have to think upon other people now, like the person i am marrying because is he over weight 250lbs and i have to push and push and push him and then i get tired, stressed and explode and then i dont wnat to work out any more because i am soo ticked off from pushing. I wonder if anyone goes through the same thing I do. It's really stressful that other people can't motivate and think for themselves even as a couple.
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