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Lost 4.2 pounds! And gained a discouraged husband.. HELP!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Well I got my act together and lost 4.2 pounds this week. My husband didn't lose any weight (seriously lost 0.0) but I think he's still down 10 pounds, and it is better than gaining. We've made a lot of changes this past week including him exercising more so we were both expecting some weight loss. I just don't know how to keep him from being discouraged. He started using our recumbent bike a few days ago and he was doing 6 miles at the highest resistance at around 12mph. He's been watching what he's been eating. Last night he didn't eat anything past 8, and he felt confident about losing weight. Now that the scale showed 0 he's a little depressed, discouraged, and I'm scared he's going to go back to eating unhealthy. If anyone has ANY advice on what to do to let him know that it is natural would be awesome!

Now to me.. It feels AMAZING to know that my work has paid off. Especially because last week I weighed in at my heaviest weight ever 229.5. I was terrified to cross into the 230's. Although last friday I weighed in at 7:30 am at 229.5, when I weighed in to my Weight Watchers meeting at 12 I was 228. So I'm interested to see what it shows today. But I've always weighed in on my WiiFit Board so that's my definite weight in my mind.

Gotta get ready for work. Good luck every body.
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    1787 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    Give him the same support you would want, but don't feel obligated to "fix" him or feel responsible. You can encourage him endlessly and he could still hit a slump. That's because we have to find the will within ourselves. Just tell him the scale isn't everything. You could even suggest taking measurements to check his progress. Also, remind him being fit and healthy is about more than weight loss. It's a lifestyle he needs to adapt for good, and every step of the way helps. Quitting doesn't.
    1787 days ago
    1787 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    My advice is to NEVER deal with a man when you are dealing with YOUR weight loss. I saw Joe Cross's article on the guy who followed his Juice Detox Diet and the guy lost 60# in 60 days, which isn't unusual for men. He posted the pictures. Joe lost a 100# in 2 months. THat is why he made the film "SICK, FAT, AND NEARLY DEAD"

    Do this for YOU.

    If you haven't seen his documentary, do watch it on NetFlex.
    1787 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/31/2013 7:39:55 AM
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