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Dieters Find Success With A Spouse

Marriage: Medicine for Weight Loss

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STILLMENEWBODY

7/8/2014 9:00:05 AM

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I guess it's time to chime in July 2014...haha! My husband and I are definitely supportive of each other. That being said, we view thinks so differently due to different life experiences. At least that's my theory. We he eat meals I prepare....absolutely and will even prepare healthful meals for me. PROBLEM? Yup, his choices do NOT turn me on due to presentation, selection of food, etc, etc. My choices are still healthful but in my opinion more balanced, tasty and appealing to the eye. The other thing is he is a grazer and if I eat between meals I am doofed. Don't care if that's a word...haha. What I will say is, anything I ask him to do with me in regards to activity he is game. When I decide not to suggest it, he will which encourages me to get off my behind and just do it. We will work it out. Each day I am becoming more aware of what choices I have, the ones I am making, and how they will affect me each day. I'm in it to win it this time!!!!!

SADDHU1

2/12/2014 10:30:17 AM

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Problem is my skinny stick of a husband has no weight to lose... He complains that meals are not large enough for him. I sure wish he'd learn to fix his own snacks. Anyone else serious about losing 20 lb? I have no problem getting to the gym. I love working out! I just need to eat about 300-400 cal less per day consistently.

DEBBIED7777

10/9/2013 11:53:08 AM

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I just started on SP and 2 days after, my hubby did too. We've always talked about getting healthy....we are finally doing it and SP is a huge help. I've lost 11 pounds and my hubs has lost 17 - so far! We both want to lose a 40 pounds each! We eat healthy and control our portions and try to eat 3 meals a day! None of which we've done in the past. I run and exercise on 5 - 6 days a week. I hope my hubs starts to exercise with me as well but am so grateful for his support in the kitchen. And we are both making progress!

DEBBIED7777

10/9/2013 11:38:33 AM

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I just started on SP and 2 days after, my hubby did too. We've always talked about getting healthy....we are finally doing it and SP is a huge help. I've lost 11 pounds and my hubs has lost 17 - so far! We both want to lose a 40 pounds each! We eat healthy and control our portions and try to eat 3 meals a day! None of which we've done in the past. I run and exercise on 5 - 6 days a week. I hope my hubs starts to exercise with me as well but am so grateful for his support in the kitchen. And we are both making progress!

SEASHEL878

9/24/2013 7:49:19 PM

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My fiance is doing this with me and I don't think I have ever had such motivation to stick to it! He's the one who's trying to slack off and I'm the one giving him crap about not getting off is butt! LOL It definitely makes the journey much easier.

DELLMEL

7/21/2013 8:40:45 AM

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I enjoy my husband walking with me. I even had got him to go with me to aerobics classes. He believe in good health. I haven't been walking like I should because of my hip. So he kind of stop as well. He tell me he will be glad when we can walk again because he miss his partner.

VIVALAKIMI

2/16/2013 1:57:31 PM

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My husband I are walking together and he's supportive of my SparkPeople progress... It's great! I had to ditch my plans for being able to walk Bay to Breakers this year due to a convention we need to attend and he wasn't ready to ramp up the walking too much, but after the initial disappointment I realized we're in it for the long haul and that's a good thing!

LILY_SPARK

12/26/2012 11:15:36 AM

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Everything's easier when the people around us support us! That's a rare situation. We have to do things for ourselves and let others do their thing--otherwise, it'll drive us crazy--in my case crazier :)

I know so few people with supportive loved ones (including myself). I know what's best for me. And that's all I can do.

KMBRUND

12/26/2012 10:52:55 AM

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Wish this was an option for me! Long before this article I asked my hubby to help me out by joining me. For the longest time he wouldn't, because he did not need to. In the past 2 years he has put on a lot of weight! Part of me thought, "Yay! Now he will know how it feels and now I will have a partner for my (our) weight loss journey." Awful I know, but I couldn't stop the thought it just happened. Unfortunately he still won't join me! Boo for me! He just lost 10lbs for no reason and I have gained 5lbs. Bah! Every time some one ask me to be their workout/diet buddy the leave me hanging and not long after the quite I slowly fall off too. I think I need to focus on doing this by myself for myself. Still wishing hubby would join me though!

LINWASH23

11/2/2012 12:11:47 PM

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Gosh, I wish my husband would share my walk to a new life. One thing I can say is that he eats the meals that I prepare at home. My doctor told me that since I control the groceries that come into the house, I can control what is served in our home. This works for us.

LAMEJOR5

10/3/2012 11:45:17 AM

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@CINDYB3511 It's actually not. I want to lose 30lbs, he wants to gain and add muscle. Lol I think it's how we spend our lives, we eat a little and gain weight. Men eat the same meal and are unaffected.

1935MARY

10/3/2012 8:32:46 AM

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My husband too has diabetis. When he found out, they put him on meds. I have had mine for 30 +yrs. He was eating what ever he wanted. I kept telling him that the meds. only done so much he had to eat better.For awhile he did,he fell of the wagon,this has happened allot. The only meal he eats healthy is dinner, but some times he want eat what I cooked. I even told him if he didn't take care of it now, he would end up on insulin, so he asked his doctor and she told him ,he was nowhere near that. If she had told him,that could happen, I could keep him on track. He is a meat and potatoes man. I told him I was tring to lose weight.He sais maybe he should. That is the end of that. If I drop enough weight that he notices it , he may cheer me on , right now if I didn't get support from sp and from some of my family I would have none. He is the type that would go out and buy me a cake for a reward for losing it. Any suggestions?

SANDIBETTS1

6/9/2012 7:25:01 AM

Interesting comments--positive reinforcement is alwasy a plus.

CINDYB3511

6/1/2012 2:34:31 PM

i need to lose weight. he needs to gain weight. ironic i think.

TIKATAKAWITHA

6/1/2012 1:04:42 PM

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Hello. My husband isnít dieting with me, but he does encourage me. When I have a weigh-in and lose a little or a lot he is always there to congratulate me. If I donít lose any he gives me support and encouragement. If I suggest we go on a bike ride at night he will go with me too. He will also play the ďJust DanceĒ games on the Wii with me, and helps me with other exercises I want to try/do.

I wanted one of the single serve blenders but wouldnít pay for one myself. For Motherís Day that is what I received. Iíve been using it every day now to make a fruit smoothie. The frozen fruit and yogurt I use is an added expense, but when we go to the store he will ask if I need to get more.

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