It's so hard when there is little to no support at home for your efforts. I often wonder if husbands feel threatened when their wives lose weight. Do the men feel that they will also be asked to lose weight or get healthier? I believe this is how my husband thinks. He has actually gained more weight while I've been losing mine.
It may help to change your mind-set a bit. Only you can control what you do and eat. Only you can choose to exercise or not. I don't expect my family to change their eating or exercise habits for me. (It would be really great if they did!) So I just forge ahead on my own. If we eat out, I find something on the menu that fits into my food plan. I will also only eat half to one third of what is served to me. When I shop or prepare meals at home (and yes, I do most of it), then I make sure there is something for everyone. I don't expect anyone to eat like me.
This can create a fair amount of work, but it is so worth it. I will never go back to being my old size. My husband and I have been thin together and big together. This is the first time in over 30 years together that we are of different 'sizes'. We'll survive this too.
"You cannot accept another with a hateful heart. You cannot hear the other with a closed mind. You cannot embrace with closed arms. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
--Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi
| current weight: 153.0