What Hubby (or Significant Others) Do Not Want To Hear

Monday, March 07, 2011

I am blessed to have a very supportive husband. We have been together 32 years and he has stood by me through all sorts of trials and tribulations. He is very supportive of my weight loss goals and provides a good amount of positive feedback to me to help me stay motivated. HOWEVER...He does NOT want me to talk about this thing all day, every day...LOL. For some reason, I get so focused on every step of the process and think he (and everyone else) will be fascinated by all I am doing and learning.

Fortunately, for my husband and the rest of my family, I found this site and now have an outlet where I can share with others who are here for the same reasons. I have never been into "social networking" before and this is my very first blog. I have a feeling, however, that it will not be my last one. It seems more reasonable to me to get whatever I need to get out here than to bore my family. At least my readers (if any) can just leave whenever they want to. My poor husband is a captive audience...LOL.

And so, I have decided there are several things my husband probably does not want or need to hear, especially on a daily basis:

1. "I am so excited! I just found this GREAT low-cal, low-fat, low-carb recipe!"
2. "Did you know that cinnamon curbs hunger?"
3. "Do you know how many calories are in that beer you are drinking?"
4. "Maybe we can exercise together?"
5. "Look!!! These pants are looser!!!"
6. "Can you tell I am losing weight? I mean, can you REALLY see the difference?"
7. "I know that's your favorite meal, but I really can't cook that anymore."
8. "Sorry, I can't sit and watch TV with you all night because commercials make me hungry."
9. "You should see all the information on SparkPeople!

and, most importantly....
10. "Maybe you should think about joining me in this weight loss/healthier lifestyle thing."

A good man is hard to find and this one deserves a break today. So, I will put my "stuff" here at SP and hopefully NOT make him too crazy as I proceed on this journey. Who knows, he might get motivated to join me anyway if I would just shut up about it!!! LOL

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    I love this Blog emoticon My wife gets mad at me when I ask her if she kept the label or container that the food came in so that I can list it on my nutrition chart.

    3520 days ago
    My husband probably doesn'twant to hear it either. And He's a Nurse and Diabetic as well.LOL

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    3521 days ago
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    Yup sounds like how my hubby is feeling too! Not that he is not proud, he just does not always want to give up his favorite foods or hear about it! Like yours he is supportive! emoticon
    3521 days ago
    Great blog!
    3521 days ago
    Make it your way, he probably will never know the difference. Just make sure you hide the wrappers in the garbage can. emoticon
    3521 days ago
    Love it! I know my kids are sick of it, I daresay so is my husband. Although is THE embodiment of support. He has been great! He is a naturally slim build with an soccer player's body (I hate him! he can eat anything!, j/k) So he has NO clue what being encased in fat feels like! I can FEEL the fat on my back he has no idea... So when he wants to have sour cream on his rice (yuck anyway) he can, but has no idea that I am struggling to find the flavor or plain yogurt just as delicious! :)
    I feel like I'm talking to myself on Spark a lot... but I try to comment on other people's posts so that you feel supported! :)
    3521 days ago
    I am so with you and my husband is so with your husband!!! Too funny! This is definitely the place to be! We get it!

    The favorite meal: Just change it without telling him what you substituted and he may never notice. Or make it less often.

    The getting more exercise: Park farther away from the store when you drive. He won't have a choice. Haha! My personal favorite. I just smile and walk when he complains.

    Good luck & keep up the great blogging! You have lots to say & it will make life more fun for us to read them!
    Your teams will see them scrolling, so make sure you join a lot of teams that interest you so you have more people to interact with, really helps as people come & go with busy lives.
    3521 days ago
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