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2/9/09 11:00 P

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DH will go along with whatever I do, diet-wise, because I'm the cook and the grocery-getter. If he goes shopping with me, cookies and chips magically appear in the cart at checkout. He says he wants to lose weight and be healthier, but won't do the extra work of exercise. As I become more fit, I want to do more active things on the weekends, but he can't keep up - or if he tries, he gets so winded he worries me. He approves of me getting healthier, but when it comes to his own life, it's only lip-service. I don't nag, just try to make nutritious meals and encourage him to get a walk in every day to help lift his spirits.

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2/9/09 1:18 P

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lol, that wouldn't work with my niece and nephew. They would eat PB&J for every single meal, every single day, if they were allowed to! =P

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2/8/09 9:18 P

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DH and oldest DS both prefer to eat very healthy. Youngest DS hates "healthy", "organic", "natural". The very words give him hives. So we have a rule, eat what is cooked or have a PB&J sandwich. He usually grumbles his way through the healthy, tasty foods.

All of us exercise quite a bit. DH is very supportive of the time I need to exercise.

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2/7/09 12:04 A

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I so hear you! Sounds like my husband - thinks that saying "eat less" is all he needs to do. But I can't complain - although this bewilders him (as a life-long athletic man with no weight problems, except he would like to put on some weight!) he cheers for me and asks what he can do to help!

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2/6/09 9:33 P

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The only real issue I have is that sometimes my husband will make dinner that doesn't really fit into my calorie range. For example, one day he took out rib-eyes and I was starving but could barely have any and had to have some left-over skinless, boneless chicken thighs, instead, because I was already close to my upper calorie limit. He still hasn't caught on to the planning part...but he's getting better. He's actually started ASKING me if I can have pizza or if I can go out to eat. He isn't a big diet fan. He thinks I should eat what I want, but in proportion. Duh, if I could eat like that I wouldn't be here!

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2/5/09 7:57 P

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I'm mostly on my own though he could really stand to be here with me. He'll eat the food but adds extra portions and is a terrible snacker.

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2/5/09 3:46 P

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hehehe, that's kinda funny.

Hope he walks to the cafe for the fruit, though!

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2/5/09 12:07 P

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Yeah, apparently it was in practice at a different plant and the visitors to my husband's plant would stop by the cafeteria and walk off with a piece of fruit when they were in the building. This was causing the cafe employees and managers major stress. They went to the BIG boss in the plant and he said, "Just give them the $#%# fruit". So now my husband's plant has free beverages (last year or so) and free fruit (a few months). I guess the free soda kind of balances out the piece of fruit...

Although, now that the soda is free, my husband is drinking less. He refuses to buy it out of the machine, but walking ALL THE WAY to the cafeteria is too much trouble...

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2/4/09 8:05 P

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I really like that too.

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2/4/09 10:28 A

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Cool! One free piece of fruit per day at work! That is a great idea, and I bet it doesn't cost his employer a whole lot of money. But it does get them healthier employees. I love it!

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2/4/09 10:23 A

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My hubby has always eaten whatever I make for dinner. As a family we vote on it, keeper or not. The keepers go into the pile for favorites week. Every week I make new stuff, but every third or fourth week I make favorites only. And every week is one day of hamburgers (often a veggies burger for me). That works for us. Hubby is starting to choose healthier items from the cafe at lunch and does take advantage of the new free fruit program at work (one piece a day).

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2/3/09 11:53 P

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Wow DH is really happy about our healthier eating plan he's lost weight and feels good about it. Basically what I do he does. He doesn't like to walk with me because I go to fast for his bum leg (he was injured in a car accident) but other than that he does the same things I do. Guess I am lucky!

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2/3/09 9:58 P

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I am the cook in the house, and Bill eats all of my healthy meals. For years, though, he was very reluctant to work out with me. For the past three months though, he has been fired up... running in the morning AND logging his calories on SP. I am really proud of him.



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2/3/09 6:34 P

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Since it is just me I have no conflects LOL

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2/3/09 6:32 P

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I was hoping we would hear from one of the men out there! Thanks for your input. It sounds like regardless of male or female cook, what is made is what's for dinner. Usually. emoticon emoticon

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2/3/09 5:34 P

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I am the cook at our house and the rule is whatever is cooked is dinner. Then reality hits dw hates fish although she will eat fresh tuna or mahi mahi. has tried halibut. no salmon steelhead or trout. Makes it hard to catch dinner. One kid likes one thing the other something else. The only person that gets special treatment is DW, she gets chicken on fish night. When salad is the main course everyone gets to build their own at the table. It works for us.

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2/3/09 4:35 P

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Oh boy... this really hits home. no, you are not weird.

Robert is German born, I am All American irl.

I am diabetic he is Hypoglycemia.

We both need protein.
He lives on chocolate where chocolate can kill me.
We both have tacos a lot. It's good for both of us.
He respects my healthy eating ways and he wants me healthy and cooks healthy foods for me.

He will only eat Cow on a plate and no chicken, ham ro turkey. Only beef things.

I like seafood, chicken, pork everything but liver. We are often found eating 2 different dinners. Me a healthy salad with chicken or tuna in it and he a can of chili with beans and topped with lots of grated cheese and onions.

Christmas, thanksgiving, Halloween he wants to make tacos for dinner and I want the traditional foods. But we get by.

Last night I about fell off my chair. I did chicken on the foreman grill and made brown rice in casserole and veggies and he ate it all. Just cuz he wanted to make me happy. (But he ahted it) LOL



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2/3/09 12:56 P

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We eat the same food, he just usually has much larger portions than I eat. He tries any healthified versions of foods I make. We usually end up liking it or hating it together. If we hate it, we don't make it again.

He goes to the gym with me. We go our separate ways since we like different machines, but we like being healthier together.

He doesn't mind that I buy skim milk or even sometimes almond milk, egg substitute, and slow churned ice cream. I don't know what's "normal", but it's what works for us!

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MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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2/3/09 12:29 P

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I cook for a whole crew of guys most week days...so I really have to be careful...Hubby is glad I am losing, but is not helpful. I just keep on keepin' on

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Oh yes....the joys of cooking separate meals.



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You could have been writing the story of our home, except I wouldn't say that my husband will eat whatever I bring into the house. He always has his treats, and he won't touch my healthy food. The only concession he makes toward eating well is the occasional salad... as long as it has full fat dressing. emoticon

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What I'm wondering is, how many of us are doing this on our own in our own homes?

My husband cheers me on, listens to me babble about my workout or SparkPeople, but he never offers to exercise with me (usually giving me the "you're in better shape than I am" excuse - and he is in sooo much better shape).

When it comes to eating, he will eat whatever I cook or buy and leave in the house, with the exception of anything that looks or sounds like "diet" anything. No lo-cal, no lo-fat, no sugar-free ever passes his lips. So I end up making "my end" of a lasagna, and "his end". We have two kinds of milk, two kinds of cereal, and on and on.

Are we weird or normal?

Don't get me wrong, Scott is very encouraging about what I am doing, but as a never-been-fat man (his doctor told him at his 40 yr old checkup that he has the best cholesterol levels she has ever seen!) he sees no reason to change his eating habits.

How do you live in your home?

Kate

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