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Day 105 - I Think My Husband is Suspicious...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Every time I go on a diet, he sabotages me. When I tried Weight Watchers years ago, after my weekly meetings, he insisted we go out to a restaurant / bar for fried foods. Before I joined WWs, we hardly went out to eat. It took my one full year to lose 40 lbs...

I gained it all back and then some after becoming very sick which required major surgery and rehabilitation.

I tried WW again and ended up gaining several pounds in one I gave up. I left the meeting in tears. My husband sabotaged me by purchasing cookies, ice cream, etc... I complained to him but he insists that he did not "feed me"...I was the one who put that cookie to my mouth. I told him all about temptations. He didn't buy it.

So this time, I kept my mouth shut. I lost 18 pounds in 100 days!

But today after I walked 5 miles, I came home and my husband said to me that I am either really liking my walks or that I am trying to lose weight. I asked if he noticed any weight loss but he evaded my question. In actuality, I gained 18 lbs since last year due to full time grad school, internship, work, and writing insane amount of papers. My family hardly saw me and probably didn't see my excessive weight gain. Plus most of the weight gain was during winters months and I was in sweats or pjs with a laptop on my lap. And now that I lost those 18 lbs, I am in my last year's summer clothes. So I don't really expect him to notice.

Well, I guess it is a wait and see what he brings home from the store...his part time job is working at a large grocery store...

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    Keep at it....Don't let him control you with can do it...just resist the temptation.....

    Said the girl who at brownies all weekend...

    1777 days ago
    Why, oh WHY do ..... sigh ......*family members* treat each other so poorly by means of disrespecting others' choices? I swear, when I hear stories like this (too many, IMHO) I'm almost totally convinced that the "journey to better health" is best taken by SINGLE PEOPLE WITHOUT DEPENDENTS!

    AAAAAGGGGHHH - FAMILY! Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em (don't ask)......


    Don't let the "turkeys" (including family) get you down! Stare 'em down and tell 'em ALL - for once and for all - that you're MUCH better and worth MORE than that cookie, cake, or whatever!



    1777 days ago
    Keep your own supply of healthy choices on hand. Also, scope out the places you eat.... I have found most have healthy options or will accommodate..... even fast food chains. emoticon Take a few minutes & call them or visit. Keep a record of what you can have at each place. Your hubby may be having his own issues..... Outsmart him & prepare yourself!! emoticon
    1777 days ago
    This is tough. There are a number of articles on the site related to the issues you address in your blog, you might hunt around for some of them for some insight and strategies. Best to you! Keep sparking and congrats on the Masters Degree!!

    1777 days ago
    Think I would probably either toss that stuff out, or put it in the back of the freezer or in his dresser drawers. He might then get the hint. He wants to go out to eat... fine, tell him to have a great time. Sooner or later he will get it. If you do go out with him, order a small side salad to munch on. Just because he wants to eat unhealthy doesn't mean you have to join him.
    1777 days ago
  • GINAC0
    Sometimes the hardest challenge is right under your own roof! My mom is in town, staying with us, and she is notorious for excessive baking, eating out, etc. I've gotten into the habit of when she asks if I want something, I just politely say "no thanks". With no additional explanation. I figure the less I tell her 'why' I don't want something, the less she can come back and tell me why that's not a good enough reason. Way to go for sticking to your plan, you CAN DO this.
    1777 days ago
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