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Cutting Loose

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Now that the beautiful weather is here I want to be outside. And now that my daughter is staying with us I have a walking partner. I can only stand 15 minutes thus far but am following the "each day a little further" rule and so far have stuck by it although my hips are screaming in pain.

I have continued cooking "Eat for Life" recipes interspersed with Spark ones and ones from my raw cookbook. My husband has started his inevitable whining. "It all tastes the SAAAAAMMME" Regardless of the fact that I've cooked a very different recipe every single day. I've decided to shut my ears to him. Yesterday he ordered Pizza out as well as had an eggplant parm hero ....He is not 100% committed to this plan like I am. So I have decided to cook to please myself. If he wants to eat what I'm eating, he is welcome to. But he needs to learn to shut his mouth from all the complaints.

He had bloodwork though and his numbers are DRAMATICALLY better. His hemoglobin A1C was down 10 points! HIs cholesterol and lipids are all normal now. HOw does he think that happened? It wasn't by eating eggplant parms!! I know that he does not have the discipline to succeed at this diet and even his narrow escape from death did not enlighten him long term. But I'm not going to let him hold me back or discourage me. I'm doing this. I'm doing it for me. NOthing and NO ONE can stop me!
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    Good for you.
    Keep it up!
    2734 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry your husband just won't get it :(( But very glad you are standing up for yourself! You deserve better treatment!! Your body deserves better nutrition!
    Keep up the great work, you can do it!!
    2735 days ago
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    I love that you are finally doing this for you!
    I am in the same situation here and I cook for myself and if Colin doesn't want what I eat he does his own ...
    We are now getting meals on wheels now for Colin and he is enjoying them ..

    Glad you are emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon being so positive.and it is lovely to start to,walk with your,daughter .. Much love Susie .
    2736 days ago
    If they don't get out of your way, mow them down I say!! Perfect attitude for you! We've got the split dinner thing here as well, but that's because I eat salads most of the time (I haven't been home for dinner in like 4 days as I ran away after the garage sale!). But I do sometimes hit the leftovers if I need more calories. And we are all very conscientious of everyone trying to lose the poundages around here!

    My mother is now weighing less than me, but we both weight less than my father! YAY! And he has no idea what he is doing, he just eats when it's handed to him. And he snacks on ice cream and dry cereal at night while watching TV around midnight. I catch him all the time.

    So I am proud of you for digging in your heels. Let him do what he wants and when the disease comes back, he can only blame himself as the tools are there and ready for him. He just seems to be angry a lot. Maybe he needs to become a werewolf so he can go "gr grrr grgrruh", which means "I really wish I was human again!" (I love that commercial!!! I hope you have seen it!) LOL

    Hugs and love,
    2736 days ago
    Sorry your husband is not on the same page in your plan to keep heathier and feel good.
    That is great if he thinks it tastes the same. Then he will eat it then. Maybe you can make your meals ahead of time so it doesn't take so long for dinner time.

    If he likes pizza try to find a recipe for it but with out all the bad stuff. Then you both can enjoy it for less calories.

    Plus it costs less to make your food then go out.

    Good luck on your journey! See if he could go with you on a walk after dinner.
    2736 days ago
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