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It infected him, too!

Monday, February 25, 2013

I've often bemoaned here the lack of support I have at home. My husband loves the results, but he's always bringing crap into the house, and snacking constantly and tempting me, and when he cooks there's nary a veggie in sight.

Tonight was his turn to cook dinner, and he made a FABULOUS suggestion! I really feel like the changes I've made are starting to affect his decision-making process.

He decided to make a huge, family-sized, super MEGA salad, with five kinds of lettuce, two kinds of cheese, croutons, black and green olives, sweet bell peppers, and best of all... sautéed asparagus!

This was all his idea, and I'm so thrilled. It proves the saying, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

You may not be able to make him drink, but if he stands around by the water long enough, maybe he'll get thirsty on his own.

So this is a huge step, and I've been celebrating and praising him for it. I'm SO proud of him!
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    That's an amazing NSV!!!! Well done!!!!
    1940 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    what's funny about this is I'm listening to my 80 year old parents argue over going to Burger King and eating one of their hambrugers

    "one hamburger won't hurt you"

    "you're trying to ruin my gastreo- tracts"

    "there's nothing there good for you"

    "you haven't eaten a hamburgter in three years"

    It's the last meal before I get back on the plane and fly back home. You can bet I"m keeping out of it.
    1944 days ago
    Ha, you have my husband! And mine did the *same thing* yesterday. After 2 months of me "playing restaurant," cooking separately/carefully for myself, I came home last night and dinner was already on the stove - pork and black bean chili from the WEIGHT WATCHERS COOKBOOK, he was all proud that it was "only 6 points a serving!" and had even dished out my rice for me in a half-cup measure.

    It sure is nice when they come around a lil bit, isn't it!
    1944 days ago
    Just catching up on your blog. I'm rooting for you! Good on you taking that walk the other day.
    1944 days ago
  • BILL60
    Happy for both of you.
    1944 days ago
    Great job
    1944 days ago
    I'm glad to hear he made this effort. Don't forget to thank and praise him. With the treatment he's facing, positive reinforcement is helpful - he needs to hear he did something good that you appreciate.

    Not that you want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but have you asked him why he made the choice? By asking him 'why', it might give him a chance to reflect on the choice and find - for himself - why it was a healthy choice. It doesn't need to be a big discussion, only a 'I was wondering why you chose to make this, because I appreciate it and hope you will do so in the future.' It will also give you insight into whether he did it just to make you happy or if he is honestly realizing he needs to take care of himself. When it comes to dealing with addictions, people often find that external motivations get their progress started but internal motivations are what keep the progress happening.
    1944 days ago
    YAY! That salad sounds AMAZING! Enjoy :)
    1944 days ago
    That's so emoticon ! Yay for you two!
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