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Significant Support = Significant Motivation

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My partner gives me all the support I could ask for!! She not only gives me emotional support but also plans and cooks healthy meals for us! She knows when to push me a little to get me over a "feeling lazy" hump, and when to tell me to back off and rest a bit. She goes to the gym sometimes when I say I'm gonna skip because she knows that I am competitive and will NOT settle for her out working me. She does not have a weight issue yet if we are out somewhere and our two young boys need to eat we will stop somewhere with healthy options and split a main dish which is good not only for our figures but for our finances as well. Even better is she could eat some delicious sugary treat everyday but. . when she is shopping chooses things I can eat like sugar free jello pudding snacks, kashi dark chocolate chip cookies or skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. Any little help our significant others give is so helpful I think and it cuts the other way too, like whenever my partner eats something like a handful of M&M's I feel like hey I should able to have a little of the full flavored stuff as well and I can end up eating way to many calories with way to many fat grams in a quick hurry - so in closing all I can say is I am blessed with a fairly strong determination gene of my own that in times of need I can always call on to keep me in "healthy" mode. Ultimately we all have to love ourselves more then anyone (including our significant others) or anything else!!
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    She sounds really great. I love that she'll decide to go to the gym when you've said you're not going to. That's awesome!

    My husband tends to look for excuses not to workout or eat well. I keep hoping that he'll wake up and realize that the way to lose his excess weight (and health problems) is to exercise and stop eating too much. But so far... not so much. He's also the first one to encourage me to skip a workout. Not good. Luckily, I ignore him and keep hoping I'll wear off on him.
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    Comment edited on: 1/16/2010 10:54:54 PM
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